778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 30,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.61 25 CENTS Keys SundayThe start of lobster season means the invasive lionfish has a new enemy on the water,and college students get to dive into Keys history. C o a c h in gB o s s e s :D o n t le a v e a p p lic a n t s h a n g in g P a g e 6 I N S ID E C la s s if ie dP a g e s 1 1 1 5 E d u ca t io nC o l le g e s t u d e n t s d iv e in t o h is t o r y P a g e 5 R e a l e s t a teS e e w h a t s b e e n s e ll i n g in t h e K e y s P a g e s 9 & 1 0 P U B L IS H E D B Y : U nderwater invaderF isherm en are the next line ofd efense against lio nfish.S e e s t o r y ,P a g e 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 IS H IN G C O .V O L 6 N O 3 9JU LY 31,20 11 Pr inte d o n 100% rec ycle d n ew sp rin t In L'Attitudes The Monroe County library system going digital with e-book service.Story, 6B In the running Onetime Keys prosecutor Catherine Vogel declares her candidacy to run against State Attorney Dennis Ward in 2012.Story, 6A Dawn of new digital age coming to Keys librariesA s temp eratu res rise summ er r eading beg ins asce nding pr io ri ty list s f or most Keys residents. W ith this in mind, M on ro e County Pu blic Libra ry w ill be offering an exp an ded col lection to b etter s erve ed uc ational as well as recrea t i ona l n eed s. Last mon th, th e Coun ty Commission ap prov ed a contract with Ov erDrive Inc tha t w ill prov ide library cardh olde rs access to an ever-expan din g c ol lection of in te rn et b as ed books, v ideo s an d mu sic. Fo r Monroe Co un ty, th is mark s a ma ssive step forward in se rvin g edu cation al and inf ormatio nal n eed s and inter ests acro ss all th e Ke ys. E-b o oks have b een our n umb er o ne cus tome r request since Chr istm as ti me so we re ple ased to offer a s ervice that is a nat ional leader in pr o v idin g ebooks to a v ariety of d ev i c es, inclu ding t he Kindle, Librar y Adm inistra tor An ne Lay ton Rice sa id Th e m ost appealing asp ect of offering li brary e -b ooks is th e abili ty to re ach n ew c us tomers: the p hysical ly hand icap ped, th e home-boun d, those unable to vi sit ou r buildings be cau se of work schedules or trans por tation is s u es . On ce the s ystem i s s et up an d re ad y fo r use later t his summ er, all libra ry p atrons will be able to use a c omp uter or p or ta ble re adin g dev ice lik e the K indle, iPad or even so me ne wer m odel p hon es, and dow nlo ad r ead ing c hoices for free. I n t he pas t, she exp lained the Libr ary has offered a smaller gr oup of title s through a d iffer ent sup plier, but the new alliance w i t h Ov erD rive will ex pand the selection t o m ore tha n 350 ,0 00 titles. Th es e inclu de hu ndreds of p ubli shers an d n umer ous g enr es. The s erv ice, wh ich will co st the L ibra ry syste m $12,0 00 a ye ar, also o ff ers a w ider array of mus ic and video t itles to suit nearly ev ery taste A nothe r po int in favor of expanded e -bo ok o ffer ings e-b ook s d o nt get da maged, lo s t mis -s he lved or stolen An d book s ar e available 24/7, inc ludin g a ll major hol id ays. Currently, mo re th an 1 3,0 00 pub lic librari es across the na tion are si gning u p for similar acco unts w ith Ov erD rive No rm a K ula, wh o is Mo n roe C ou nty s Dire ctor o f Lib raries s aid sh es loo k ing f orw ard to the changes: W e h av e a vib ran t a nd thriving Lib rary s ystem in Mon ro e Coun ty, one that is aler t an d o pe n to r eleva nt and po s itiv e cha ng e. Kul a anticip ates a st rong favora ble res pon se wh en th e new dig ital c olle ctio n becomes ava i la ble. L ibr ary use ha s grown cons ider ab ly in re cen t y ear s, des pite Mon ro e Coun tys st atus as o ne of only tw o Flo ri da co unti es t o sho w a pop ulati o n d ec line in th e 201 0 ce ns us wh en co mpa re d to th e 2000 popul ation coun t. La st ye ar, th e Keys libr ary sy stem w elcom ed m or e than 50 ,000 ca rd holders an d 4 6 3, 000 visito rs to the f ive bra nches. K ey Wes t h old s th e reco rd for patro nage w ith 21 ,34 2 c ard h old ers, wh ile the historic I s lam orad a br anc h serv ices just ov er 3,5 00 residen ts. T hos e u s a ge figure s includ e year-rou nd res idents a longwith par t-time res idents who get a lib rary car d. Th e libraries w ebsite www .ke ys l ibraries.or g has beco me mor e dy nam ic and int eractive since last year s up dates, a ll while en ablin g a g ro wi ng socia l me dia p resen ce, a ccordin g to Rice: 6 00 plus f ollowe rs on Fac eb oo k, a g rowing Twitter tribe an d nearing a mi llion hits of o ur his torical image ar chiv e on Flic kr, a sm all lib rary at th e edge of the co ntin ent can reach out in a big wa y at ve ry little cost to taxpay ers who supp ort u s T o remain relevant in o ur com munit ie s, Rice a dd ed ibraries must embrace this shift from pr int to digital to the n ex t b ig t h ing, U ntil th e n ew off ering s are ava ilab le, L ibra ry Direc tor N orm a Ku la advise s p atr ons to ch eck out t he summer highligh ts: ForBy J. L.F ors yt hL A t t it u d e s C o n t r ib u t o rR E A D I N GE x p an d e d e b oo k v i de o m u sic c o llec tio n ne a r See Librarie s, 7BAncient art proves a true treasure trove Cave o f Fo rg otten Dr ea ms 9 0 min ute s, R ate d G, Opens F rid ay, J uly 29, T ro pic Cin ema Key W est Ar t h as alw ays be en a par t o f human hi sto ry a nd cav e dr awin gs are som e o f mankind s old est cr eativ e expre ssions. T he subject of th e documentary Cave of F orgotte n Dreams contains the oldes t c ave paintin gs ever fo un d, da tin g from 32,00 0 y ears ago, near ly twi ce as old as the ne x t old est cav e art. O nly recent ly discovered in 199 4, t h e m ain entran ce to the Ch auvet P ont dA rc cav e in Fran ce wa s f ortu ito usly sealed by a r ock slide so me 20,00 0 ye ars a g o thus prese rvin g th e marv elou s illust rations for tho usands of y ears. Na me d af t e r o ne of its dis co vere rs, the e ntran ce to Ch auvet cave is guar ded by a mass ive s te el do or a nd ad mittan ce is h igh ly r estricted. D irect or Werner He rzog was gran ted unu sual access to make th e film, but had to wo rk un der tigh tly controlled cond ition s. He wa s limited to fo ur crew me mb ers, with only batterypowe red fluo resce nt la mps fo r lig htin g. And the filmm akers were co n s tra in ed to a tw o-foot wide w alkway in the c ave. Th ey we re no t allo wed to to uc h an yth ing and if a crew memb er had to leave f or an y reas on t hey a ll had to leave a nd s h o otin g wou ld b e over for the day But on ce ins ide, all th at is for gotte n. Th e drawin g s on the cave wa lls are mag nificent. Th e bold s tr okes, flow i ng line s an d r ealistic rende ring s cou ld b e shown i n any m od ern ga llery. N ear the entr ance, there is a clu ster o f red ha nd prints, all ma de b y o ne pe rson, a fo reve r-unknown artist wi th a deforme d little fing er. De epe r in t h e ca ve, th at same cro oked fi nger show s up aga in, a lmo s t as if the v iewe r is following theStunning cave paintings at heart of film F IL M F i lm m a k e r W e r n e r H e r z o g i n s i d e C h a u v e t P o n t d A r c a F r e n c h c a v e w h e r e s o m e p a i n t i n g s d a t e b a c k 3 2 0 0 0 y e a rs .C ra ig W a n o u s K E Y S F I L M Se e Fi lm,9B State oversight possibleIf the Monroe County School Board can't find more ways to cut its spending, it faces the very real possibility of the state intervening and taking over its finances. That surprising scenario was laid out Thursday by Michael Kinneer, the School District's chief financial officer, during a meeting in which the board set a preliminary operating budget for 2011-12 and agreed to a tentative tax rate. The board approved a budget of $82,265,271 for the fiscal year that started July 1 but still has a deficit, based on expected tax revenue, of $2.7 million. "This is where I said I'd be waving the red flag," Kinneer told board members in Key West. "If the current budget is approved [in a final hearing on Sept. 6], then since the projected ending fund balance is less than 2 percent of the projected fund revenue, the superintendent is required to provide written notification to the School Board and the [state] commissioner of education." That's Gerard Robinson, who would then have 14 days to review the district's financials and any corrective plan. If the plan isn't accepted, Robinson could appoint a financial emergency board. The School Board has already signed off on more than $5 million in cuts, and district administration has identified $3.23 million in further cuts that would more than make up for the $2.7 million deficit. But the United Teachers of Monroe is fighting those further cuts, unveiled by the administration on July 22. They include seven mandatory unpaid furlough days for teachers and administrators and six for bus drivers and food service workers; elimination of a 1.5 percent wage increase planned to start with the school year in August; cutting support staff; and outsourcing custodial work. The union and district ratified a three-year contract in December and none of those cuts are in it. So the union this past week filed a complaint with the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission in Tallahassee, contending the district's unilateral cutting violates terms of the contract. If those cuts or others are made, there would be no state intervention. But if the those additional cuts aren't made, the district's fund balance would fall below the statemandated threshold of 3 per-With union fighting unilaterally imposed cuts, Tally could step inMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Winds, waves slow the hunt formany Keys lobsterdiversHigh seas offshore and murky visibility in Florida Keys nearshore waters limited many divers'harvests in the lobster sport-diving days Wednesday and Thursday. While some divers were able to get their limit of 12 lobster for the two-day season, windy weather made others stay close to shore where crowds and limited water visibility made the crustacean chase a challenge. "It was like a washing machine out there," Robert Lovins of Cooper City said while refueling his boat Wednesday at the Tavernier Creek Marina. "We could barely get the anchor to hold." Lovins'crew for the day included his two teenage children and their friends. He said their haul was less than impressive. "We caught about a dozen, way short of our limit," Lovins said. Pat McCahon, Karl Ziegler and Rich Thompson of Fort Lauderdale, stopping at the dock at the Caribbean Club on Key Largo, said they fought rough conditions and came back with only a few keepers. "There were a lot of [lobster] babies out there," McCahon said. One lobster diver Mark Fountain, 54, of Montgomery, Mass. died Wednesday after scuba diving at Snapper Ledge, at the reef off Tavernier. Fountain's 34-year-old son and the son's girlfriend were diving of a private boat when the three became separated in the water, Monroe County Sheriff's Office Deputy Becky Herrin said. The younger Fountain described his father as an experienced diver. The son reached the boat and picked up his girlfriend. When they reached Mark Fountain, he was unconscious and floating at the surface. An ambulance met the boat at the Tavernier Creek Marina, but Fountain soon was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death. Meanwhile, a Merritt Island man died Thursday after ingesting what's thought to be cocaine he found at sea (see story, Page 2). Reports of conservation violations involving lobster and other marine species apparently were notably lower this mini-season from others, marine officers reported. No one was booked into the county jail for major lobster violations Wednesday and Thursday, but a potentially significant case from Key West was still being investigated Thursday, said Officer Bobby Dube of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. However, FWC officers patrolling Keys waters issued "quite a lot" of citations to people for various infractions, including keeping too many lobsters and lobsters that were too small. "It seems like this year we wrote more citations for spearing lobster than usual," Dube said. "Maybe the conditions had something to do with that." On Thursday morning, a 16-year-old boy from MiamiDade County was stopped in Key Largo waters near the Adams Waterway Cut and charged with having speared lobster and wrung tails on the water. Lobster harvesting, both recreational and commercial, can resume when the regular season opens Aug. 6.That could be the reason why no major violations are reportedBy DAVID GOODHUE and KEVIN WADLOWdgoodhue@keysreporter.comMINI-SEASON The Steve King family of Clearwater (left) came to Cudjoe Key for mini-season and clearly enjoys its bounty,while U.S.Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Randy Sise documents an early-morning vessel safety inspection off Key West on Wednesday.More lobster photos,1B.Mosquito board reaffirms tax rateAspecial meeting Friday to reconsider the tentative tax rate for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District turned out to be a waste of time. In a bizarre turn, the board re-approved the exact .4836 rate it passed Monday night. That rate, at rollback, would generate roughly $9 million for operations in fiscal year 2011-12. Rollback is the tax rate necessary to produce the same amount of revenue as the current year. That vote didn't sit well with Commissioner Jack Bridges, who, in an e-mail to district executive assistant Mary Victores on Thursday, called for the emergency meeting to reconsider the vote. He, along with Chairman Bill Shaw and Commissioner Steve Smith, favored a higher initial rate. "I am calling for this special meeting because our tentative budget for the upcoming year is roughly $15 million and, at rollback, our revenue will be a little less than $10 million. This means we are spending approximately $5 million more than we are taking in," Bridges wrote. Bridges reiterated his concerns Friday, but added he "adamantly opposes a tax increase" and advocates extensive budget cuts. He cited district aviation expenses, travel stipends, too many managers and $2,400 annual housing allowances for all commissioners and employees as obvious cuts. The district has 83 employees. Coupled withSpecial meeting called to seek increase in levyMOSQUITO CONTROL BOARDNo indictment in beating deathAgrand jury this week refused to indict the only suspect in the September 2010 death of a Big Coppitt Key man. William White, 55, died Sept. 20, two days after a fracas outside his Ventana Lane residence. White suffered a fractured neck and brain injures, apparently the result of a 10:30 p.m. Sept. 16 fight with the suspect. "The grand jury returned no true bill, which means they did not find probable cause to indict for murder," said Manny Madruga, chief assistant state attorney with the Monroe County State Attorney's Office. "Obviously, the issue of justified force was considered as [jurors] made a decision," he said. Madruga declined to name the suspect, saying the case remains "still technically open." "This case has been pending for some time," Madruga said. "The investigation was complete and [autopsy] evidence came back from the lab. It was at a point where we wanted a grand jury to take a look at it." According to the Sheriff's Office investigation, people attending a barbecue at Boca Chica Beach early Sept. 16 told deputies White was drinking and taking pills. Later on Ventana Lane, WhiteGrand jury finds force is justifiedCRIME FRONT See Schools,2ASee Mosquito,2ASee Crime,3ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Faro Blanco redux?The once-prominent Faro Blanco Marine Resort in Marathon could see a rebirth in 2012.Story, 3A
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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSMan finds brick, snorts it,then diesAMerritt Island videographer died in a Miami hospital Thursday after he snorted an unknown substance possibly cocaine from a brick he found floating off the Middle Keys, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says. Thomas Swindal, 53, and his brother Kenneth were trolling in about 200 feet of water when, Detective Mark Maison said, they found what they believed to be a kilo of cocaine and brought it aboard the boat. They kept on fishing and, Kenneth Swindal told detectives, he looked back a short time later and saw his brother snort some of its contents. He said about an hour and a half later, Thomas Swindal began to run around the boat, throw things in the water and even gaffed the engine, part of which fell off the boat and sank. Because they had no means of communication Thomas Swindal had tossed their cell phone off the boat and the boat lost its engine, the brothers climbed to the top of the boat and began signaling for help. A nearby vessel responded and called for help. The state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded and transported the two to shore. Thomas Swindal was taken to Fishermen's Hospital and later transferred to South Miami Hospital, where he died Thursday. An autopsy is planned. AMOROSO GiacomoW.Amoroso,80, FormerresidentoftheFlorida Keys,diedMonday,July25, 2011,inNaples,Fl.ArrangementsbyShikanysBonita FuneralHome.239-992-4982 A ASTINSONCaptainBobStinson, 63,died athishomeinMarathonon Tuesday,July19thfollowinga threeyearbattlewithCIDP,a AASTINSONCaptainBobStinson, 63,died athishomeinMarathonon Tuesday,July19thfollowinga threeyearbattlewithCIDP,a little-knownauto-immune disease. BobgrewupinFt.Wayne,IN whereheattendedNorthside HSandmetAllysonCole,who wouldlaterbecomehiswife. Theyweremarriedfor41 years.Aftergraduatingfrom IU-PUinFt.Waynewitha business-engineeringdegree, andservingwiththeUSArmy Reserves,BobandAllyson settledinWarsaw,INwherehe beganhis27-yearcareerwith UnitedTelephone.He achievedhisclaimtofamein 1997,whenheproudlyretired beforereachingtheageof50! BobandAllysontraveledthe UnitedStatesintheirnew home,a40RV,forthefirst4 yearsofretirement.While drawnbythebeautyofthe mountains,theyspentevery winterinMarathon,wherethey chosetosettlein2000.Bob becameadivemasterandthen obtainedhisCaptainslicense. AfterworkingasaCaptainfor severallocalshops,hefound hisforteasaprivatecaptain. Hewaswellknowninmostof thelocalmarinasasCaptain Bob. Bobissurvivedbyhiswife, Allyson,hisdaughter,Dr. DeborahCookofDenver,Co., 2brothers-in-law,two sisters-in-law,andasister,all ofwhomwillgreatlymissthe warmheart,infectioussmile, andheartylaughoftheir CaptainBob. Inlieuofflowers,thefamily requeststhatdonationsbe madetoyourfavoritecharity. cent, thereby triggering state oversight. Board Chairman John Dick has continued to press for more cuts to the district's administration, stressing the need for a "bare-bones" operation. Interim Superintendent Jesus Jara said that he has made all the administrative cuts he can while still maintaining district operations. "There may be more," he told the Keynoter "but for now, with school starting on Aug. 22, this is as far as I'm going. I can't commit to any more." The $82.23 million budget approved Thursday down $7.1 million from the previous year even with the deficit is supported by a proposed property tax rate of $3.5650 per $1,000 of assessed home value, meaning the owner of a $300,000 house would see a schools tax bill of $1,070. The tax rate for 2010-11 was $3.8235 per $1,000 of assessed value; that same homeowner last year paid around $1,147 in schools taxes. The School Board hosts two more public budget hearings before finalizing the tax rate and expense plan; those are scheduled for Aug. 23 at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier and Sept. 6 at Marathon High School, both starting at 6 p.m.Cuts still neededFrom Schools,1A the five commissioners, the housing allowances instituted in 2005 under then-district Executive Director Ed Fussell and approved by the board add up to $211,200 annually. Key West Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Virginia Panico specifically cited the housing allowance while addressing the board. She and former commission candidate Howard Hubbard were the lone members of the public to attend Friday's meeting, for which there was little to no public notice. "It's beyond concept why the commissioners get a $200 allowance," she said. "I believe in making radical budget cuts, but I also believe we should never have a budget deficit. A budget deficit is a tax hike that takes effect down the road," Bridges said. "I'm saying we cannot spend money that we don't have. It simply would be irresponsible to cap a millage rate without having an approved plan in place to cut the budget." Shaw took a similar stance Friday, favoring a higher starting tax rate but saying the board can "cut operating expenses and excess personnel that we don't need" before a final budget is adopted in September. "If we keep going the way we're going, our reserves are going to be gone and we'll have to raise the taxes a lot more than if we do it this time," he said. Smith made a motion to adopt a .5396 tax rate that would generate roughly $10 million next fiscal year, which Commissioner Phil Goodman opposed. He even pulled out a copy of Robert's Rules of Order, which governs how public meetings are conducted. Goodman argued the commission was reconsidering a motion already approved Monday and that it was permitted to do so only on the same day of the vote. Unclear as to the rule, Bridges motioned to suspend Robert's Rules temporarily to hold the vote. Commissioner Joan Lord-Papy voted against that motion. She instead called for Goodman to suggest a millage rate. He motioned to readopt the same .4836 rate and it was approved, 4-1, with Smith dissenting. That tax rate to support the budget includes using $5.25 million in reserves virtually the entire reserve fund to fund the overall $15.2 million budget, which includes capital. Of that $5.25 million, $2 million would carry over into reserves. Typically it's extremely difficult for governments to reconsider a maximum tax rate once it's set at a public meeting. It can go down but never up. But District Comptroller William Southcott said the district proposed changing the rate prior to the state deadline to do so. "Aconference call was made between the board attorney, district staff, the Department of Revenue and the [Monroe County Property Appraiser's Office]. It was determined it could be done because the Aug. 4 deadline with the Department of Revenue had not passed and the board could set a new rate," he said.Rate remainsFrom Mosquito,1ABoard: More info on outsourcingSeeking input from its appointed Audit and Finance Committee, the Monroe County School Board on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to privatize the school system's custodial and maintenance departments. Board members wanted a detailed analysis of how employee benefits would differ from those enjoyed through direct employment by the School District. According to numbers generated by Audit Committee Chairman Stuart Kessler, benefit costs would nearly double, from $1,385 a year to $2,555 a year for single coverage; and nearly triple, from $3,242 a year to $9,516 a year, for one employee and a spouse. Representatives of Tennessee-based GCA Services Group, selected by a district evaluation committee, said they intend to offer jobs to all 74 custodians that would be affected if the outsourcing were finalized; they also acknowledged that overall compensation would go down and the cost of benefits would increase. District staff estimated that privatizing custodial work will save a "conservative" $800,000 in the first year, down from the approximately $3 million it costs to run in-house, according to Chief Financial Officer Michael Kinneer. Bernie Decker, the labor relations director for GCA's schools division, made clear that current district staff would be retained if there is a transition. "We don't plan to reduce people," he told board members. "Our plan is to retain everybody who can pass a background check with this." Audit Committee member Larry Murray said his group would hold an emergency meeting (the date hadn't been finalized on Friday) to review the potential contract with GCAsometime before the School Board next meets on Aug. 9. The goal of that session, Murray said, would be to analyze the estimated budget savings: "If the district is going to put together a budget that includes savings of X, whatever X may happen to be, we want to be comfortable in advising the board that those savings are, in fact, real." Marathon resident Ed Davidson criticized the move to save money on the backs of the lowest-paid workers, suggesting that those who manage them should be reprimanded for overseeing an overly costly and ineffective district function. "We're talking to an outside contractor because that's the quick and easy way and, once again, we haven't held any of our bumbling administrators responsible. They get a clean walk on this and our most vulnerable employees suffer. This stinks." Board members on Thursday did vote to privatize groundskeeping services to a company called Green Horizon Services based in Davie; that puts nine district employees out of work and saves an estimated $240,000.Workers would pay lots more for insuranceMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBecker removes herself from Mearns manslaughter caseDespite a protest from his defense attorney, Marathon manslaughter suspect Michael Mearns won't be tried in front of acting Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker. Instead, another Keys judge will hear the case now that Becker has recused herself following a request from the State Attorney's Office, which alleges the judge is too close to potential witnesses. On July 22, Assistant State Attorney Paunece Ramage filed the motion to have Becker removed. It came one day after Becker reduced Mearns'bond from $250,000 to $50,000. He was released from jail within hours. Mearns, 24, is accused of negligent manslaughter for "acting with reckless indifference" in the hours leading up to the auto-crash death of 17-year-old Amber Kogelis on Feb. 25. Shortly after midnight that day, Mearns was the lone passenger in a 1998 Ford Explorer driven by Kogelis, a Lower Matecumbe Key resident. The Florida Highway Patrol says Kogelis found to have a blood alcohol content of .125 percent 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 a 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. Mearns is accused of knowingly letting Kogelis drive while drunk, and also knowing she had only a learner's permit that didn't allow her to drive after dark. The bond hearing included several witnesses testifying on Mearns'behalf, as well as three letters of support submitted to the court. At the hearing, Becker identified Marathon resident Judy Greenman as "a friend for over 20 years" after Greenman spoke on behalf of Mearns. Also, Dot Palm landscape company owners John and Gigi Harrison submitted a letter of support, and Becker praised work they did for her at her home. "For her to rule on the bond, the state didn't have an issue. It's a very limited hearing," Ramage told the Keynoter But Ramage's motion to disqualify Becker from the trial says "the state fears it will not receive a fair trial in this matter." Becker recused herself Wednesday, meaning Mearns, the son of former Marathon Mayor Randy Mearns and grandson of former Councilwoman Marjie Mearns, will stand trial before another Keys judge. Ramage said Chief Circuit Court Judge David Audlin will reassign the case. Mearns'attorney, Hal Schuhmacher, filed an objection to the state's motion to disqualify Becker, saying he deserves a trial in the jurisdiction where he is charged. "While [Becker] indicated some familiarity with some of the witnesses called as well as those who were present in the courtroom, none of the witnesses or persons referenced are going to be factual witnesses at the trial," Schuhmacher wrote.Prosecutor: She's too close to witnessesIN THE COURTS Have you cleaned your gutters? Clean gutters of trapped debris that can hold water and breed mosquitoes. Tip of the WeekFor more tips and current information go to:www.keysmosquito.org or call 305-292-7190 By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com NOW YOU SEE IT... Some 13,000 cubic yards of fill that had fronted the former Marathon Manor nursing home in Marathon is now gone.The Monroe County School District,which owns the Sombrero Beach Road site,financed the $350,000 grading,which had started in June.The fill (on the right,before removal) came from trenching for sewer lines and was used to fill a burrow pit on the property to help with surface water management.The School District has been trying to sell the property since it bought it for 7.4 million six years ago.Photos by RYAN McCARTHY and LARRY KAHNBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Saturday,July 30,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com began heatedly arguing with his girlfriend and threw her possessions out of his house. When a man protested White's treatment of the woman, White reportedly picked up a baseball bat and chased the man. Failing to catch him, White then smashed the rear window of the man's parked vehicle. The two men then had a physical confrontation, ending with White lying unconscious on the ground. The suspect cooperated with the investigation, officers said. "None of the witnesses say they saw exactly what happened during the fight," Deputy Becky Herrin said at the time. Deputies attempted to provide first aid on White before he was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center. White then was flown to a Miami trauma center, where he died. Madruga said he could not reveal specifics in the one-day session of the grand jury. "If there is ever any contrary evidence presented or other changes in circumstance, there is the potential for charges to be filed," Madruga said. Of five homicides in Monroe County in 2010, only one remains a complete mystery. Henry Allwardt, 70, was shot repeatedly in the bedroom of his apartment on Upper Matecumbe Key in September. Detectives have said they believe the killer was known to Allwardt, who worked as security guard. Arrests were made in the other slayings:Two men face charges in the May shooting death of Frank Randleman Jr., 18, killed in a Big Pine Key robbery that may have been drug related.In Key West, Pablo Jimenez, 28, is accused of beating to death with a rock 37-year-old Tracy Leigh Heshmaty of Stock Island. She was found in a large pool of blood around 6 a.m. May 31 in the back parking lot of First State Bank at 1201 Simonton St.The Christmas Day hammer slaying of Clay Ratcliff, 49, in a fight over a woman at a Lower Keys vagrants'camp.The February death of Thomas Haas, 63, who drowned after being knocked into a Key Largo canal behind his house by acquaintance Gary Raith, 60. Raith pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is serving a 10-year sentence.Charges still possibleFrom Crime,1A THETIMEISNOW Become a non-smoker $125 Total Cost Get motivated to lose weight & stay motivated!#203 Town Square Mall Marathon 289-2008 3706 B N.Roosevelt Blvd.Key West 294-1277Timothy Kelly,LCSW HypnotistMember of the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis THE TIME Faro Blanco development back on the front burnerOne of Marathon's most fondly remembered resorts appears set to reopen in 2012. The Marathon City Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for plans for a 100-unit hotel at the former Faro Blanco Marine Resort near mile marker 48. It's been renamed the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club. The city signed off on the development deal in February 2006 but the nation's economic slide resulted in the Spottswood Co. letting it sit idle. The site where the former resort was razed is now overgrown and fenced off. Some consider it an eyesore. Spottswood's amended conditional use and redevelopment agreement includes plans for a 150-seat restaurant and moves away from the "condo hotel" trend in the mid-2000s. All units would have one bedroom. According to city records, Spottswood also plans to build 14 affordable housing units, a manager's unit, 86 boat slips, a 171boat storage building, clubhouse and dock master's building. The hotel will be on the bayside of U.S. 1 while the marina will be on the oceanside on 15th Street. "We'd like to get this off the ground by the end of the year and have it open at the beginning of next year," Spottswood Co. Vice President Bill Spottswood said. He said the resort will fly a Hyatt flag. "We're in it for the long haul. We want to be a part of the community," he said. "Friends of mine outside the county have said, Are you crazy, you're building something?'But the Keys have been fortunate; we do have people coming." Council members had nothing but praise for the project on Tuesday. "We thank you for investing in our city. Whatever help we can give you, we're very happy to give you. The only thing I'd ask you to do is get it done," Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay said. Mayor Ginger Snead recalled, as many do, the popularity of the old Faro Blanco, with a huge pool open to the public and poolside bar and restaurant, and said she hopes it returns to that level. "No one left this town before they saw Faro Blanco," she said.Spottswood is aiming for 2012 openingMARATHON By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYFaro Blanco Marine Resort used to be among the most popular places in Marathon.But the property has sat idle for more than five years following the razing of the buildings.Bridge work to resume MondayRepair of a walkway on the Vaca Cut Bridge in Marathon should be done in about two weeks, but that hasn't allayed the anger of Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay over continued delays on the project. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Ramsay demanded answers from the state Department of Transportation about why work didn't resume on Monday as planned. Reconstruction of the walkway, on the bridge's oceanside, was supposed to be done in mid-June. "What I'd like to see is the following: To send a letter requesting they secure the site in a more safe fashion [and] that they give us some schedule to when this is going to be complete," Ramsay said. Work on the walkway has been stalled since April, leaving exposed rebar and electrical lines not secure to the public. "You can walk out on the bridge. I have seen people fishing from the bridge," Ramsay said. Little Venice resident Regina Hardy also complained to the council Tuesday, saying her elderly mother is forced to walk across U.S. 1 from the bayside four times daily to attend San Pablo Catholic Church on 122nd Street. "I can't let my mom go alone. I think it's a real disgrace that DOThas let this go this long. I complained to DOTnumerous times, but they don't even answer my calls anymore," she said. DOTspokesman Brian Rick told the Keynoter the major delay with the bridge is that the aluminum railing to be installed "required several submittals in order to get all the information required to approve." Public Works Director Carlos Solis told the council work on the bridge did not resume this week because the contractor is held up on a project in Miami. "According to them, they'll be back out there on Monday," he said, adding that work should be complete in two weeks. In addition to having a problem with the Vaca Cut Bridge, Ramsay reiterated his belief that the city should have input on DOT's plans to replace 44 light poles at a cost of $772,661. The bridge and light poles are part of a $5.57 million federally funded DOTproject that includes the repaving of U.S. 1 from mile marker 49.1 to 54.6. That repaving is expected to start Sunday night.Walkway work was to be done in mid-JuneMARATHON Excellent staff members who act professionally and make me feel comfortable and at ease. 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Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESProbably the most photographed inhabitants of Key West are the multicolored,strutting,crowing roosters and hens seen all over town.Most of them are wild and descendants of chickens bred for cockfighting in Cuba and the Keys a black mark on the Keys that,unfortunately,still exists today through underground cockfights (this undated photo shows when cockfighting was legal in Key West).For centuries,a winning cockfighting rooster was a source of income and bragging rights.Today's birds still possess the fighting spirit of their ancestors when they protect their offspring.Historic Marker No.35,at the Key West Wildlife Center at 1801 White St.,is brought to you by www.KeyWestHistoricMarkerTour.com.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALSpecial meeting wasn't emergencyLETTERS TO THE EDITORMcKinley's a role modelI did not adjust well to civilian life upon my return from overseas. You wouldn't think that it would be a problem. However, my inability to integrate and assimilate back into society was staggering. Packing a duffel bag in 1974, I hitched south, winding up in Miami. I was seeking a way to make sense out of myself and the world. I wanted to see if there was a way for me to make it back. I came across the McKinley family while traveling in Key Largo. They were kind and engaging. It appeared they felt comfortable with me and I began to relax a little bit. The children brought me back to the head of the house, Catherine McKinley. I was taken into the household like I was one of her own. Mrs. McKinley bought me some time. Her faith and confidence in me gave me hope. Without her assistance, I was headed for disaster and probably would have met a nasty end. I had reached the end of my rope and was at the jumping-off place. It was this intervention by Mrs. McKinley and her family, which gave me what I needed to secure a master's degree in science, as I worked and utilized the GI Bill. Catherine came to the Florida Keys approximately 60 years ago. She is the great-granddaughter of Mississippi slaves. She picked cotton and sharecropped on plantation land before coming down here. Mrs. McKinley could work most people under the table. She kept on average four fulltime jobs as she cared and provided for her six children. Mrs. McKinley was the first African-American to be employed by the Monroe County School District as a bus driver. She worked that job for approximately 30 years. Catherine lived next to the segregated all-black school on Burlington Road in Key Largo. Mrs. McKinley's historic leadership was responsible for desegregating our school district. She is cut from the same cloth as Dr. Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Catherine never rose to the ranks of a CEO. However, she is rich beyond description. As she prepares to leave this world with what she came in with, it can't help but be noticed the wealth of love and devotion that surrounds her by those who have assembled to bid their final farewell. John Donnelly Key LargoMosquito Control Board violates spirit of open-meetings law with little notice to the publicChances are that you didn't know the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board met Friday to decide whether to raise the tentative 2011-12 property tax it just approved Monday night. You probably didn't know because on Thursday, four of five board members called the special meeting for Stock Island with virtually no public notice as required by law. Commissioner Jack Bridges spearheaded the special meeting, saying the tax rate adopted Monday, .4836, which would raise about $9 million for operations in 2011-12, is too low. He wanted his fellow board members to increase that to raise more money. An effort to do just that on Monday failed when Commissioner Phil Goodman refused to vote for a proposed rate of .5100, which would raise $9.5 million, saying it was too high. So the lower rate was adopted. Under Florida law, when taxing agencies adopt a tentative tax rate, they can lower it but not raise it by the time a budget is adopted. However, due to a state reporting deadline, the Mosquito Control Board had a few more days to change raise the tentative rate. But the issue here is the board calling an "emergency" meeting to consider raising taxes without most of the populace knowing. That goes against the very grain of the state's open-meetings laws. The state Attorney General's Office says special meetings should be publicly advertised that means official legal advertisements to reach as wide an audience as possible at least 24 hours before the planned meeting. Here, the Mosquito Control Board didn't even come close, thereby violating the spirit, if not the letter, of the law. Mosquito Control did put notice of the meeting on its Web site around 10:45 a.m. Thursday, but really, does anyone have the Mosquito Control Web site bookmarked as a favorite? Mosquito Control also distributed a public service announcement to radio stations, but the agency is mistaken in thinking that the mere hope the PSAwould be read over the air is legally sufficient to advertise the meeting. The First Amendment Foundation, a Tallahasseebased nonprofit considered the expert on all things related to Sunshine State open government, has a problem with this. "This is certainly no emergency. They're meeting rapidly under very short notice. What's the rush?" asks the organization's director, Jim Rhea. Well, Bridges contends that Property Appraiser Karl Borglum had a state deadline of Friday to receive tentative tax rates from taxing agencies in Monroe County even though an opinion from Theron Simmons, an attorney with Mosquito Control's law firm, wrote in a memo on Wednesday that "we believe under the statute that we have until Aug. 2...." So there was no emergency. Mosquito Control could have simply asked Borglum to wait until Tuesday. This lack of public notice of a special meeting to consider raising the tentative tax ultimately, the board kept the rate the same as the one adopted Monday lies squarely at the feet of the board, whose members apparently didn't read the district's proposed budget closely enough to realize when voting Monday that a higher tentative tax rate might be needed. And it lies especially at the feet of Commissioner Joan Lord-Papy. Inexplicably, she didn't attended Monday's budget session all she told us is that she was out of town perhaps Mosquito Control's most important meeting of the year. So there were four commissioners instead of five, and a super-majority of four was needed to set the millage at .5100 based on state tax limits. Goodman voted against the .5100, so the lower rate was set. Which brings us back to Friday's meeting, which you likely didn't know about. "It certainly raises a lot of questions given the size of the Keys, given the notices would go out the day [before] the meeting," says the First Amendment Foundation's Rhea. "Those are certainly worrisome issues." We believe the November election that brought about a newly constituted Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board the previous board was dysfunctional has its priorities straight. We believe the board members when they say the No. 1 priority is serving the people who pay the taxes. But we also agree with Rhea. Because right out of the block in setting its first budget and letting the public know what it's doing, this board has stumbled badly. Fairly or not, it's now opened itself to the mistrust by taxpayers the previous board had, which serves no one.County government is on the right trackThe past few years have been filled with challenges and opportunities not only for the Florida Keys, but for all local government. Yet I have never been more optimistic about our future. After reading this, I hope you share my optimism. The challenge of the past several years has led many of us to view this "new normal" (hence, doing more with less) as an opportunity to demonstrate the value of professional local government and the contribution we make to our community. Recessionary times demand we take a hard look at how we do business. All Monroe County agencies have been challenged to examine their operations and evaluate what they do and how they do it. In the past few years, we have cut county staff by 15 percent, eliminated many high-level managerial positions by consolidating nine divisions to four and combining departments, diluted employee benefits and renegotiated union contracts. These actions have resulted in reducing our budget by more than $22 million the past three years $6.4 million from property taxes alone and we have been able to replenish our fund balances. These cost reduction strategies, along with efficiency and productivity improvements, will continue to pay dividends in perpetuity. While we were shrinking your county government, we were also hard at work providing the services you demand. I am proud to unveil my 2010-11 State of the County report. Go to http://flmonroecounty.civicplus.com/Documentview.aspx?DID =1512. As you review this report, you may be surprised at the extensive services the county provides. I hope you are also impressed with the range of tasks your county employees provide. In difficult times, the demand for government services increases along with the desire to cut government expenditures. County staff has met this challenge, ably doing more with less the past few years, and we will continue to do so. The State of the County report details actions in each major functional area of the county. Highlights include:With help from the state Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and greater passenger deplanements, we have reduced the bond debt on Key West International Airport from $31 million to $10 million. At this pace, we will save more than $11 million in interest payments.We have modified the county employee health benefits, and expect to save $3 million a year for the next three years with our new provider.The Office of Management and Budget secured nearly $10 million in state and federal grants this year, including $2.5 million in federal stimulus funds and a $2.6 million State Energy Program grant to help identify and implement energy efficiencies that will benefit us for years to come.Our office of Transportation Planning secured more than $5 million in federal grants to improve pedestrian access and scenic qualities of U.S. 1.Grants through our Social Services Department help us provide services for the elderly, the transportation disadvantaged and low-income families. A$350,000 grant from stimulus dollars helped us prevent evictions of more than 300 Monroe County households. Software in the Building Department was upgraded for the first time in eight years, allowing for better tracking of permits and faster response for customers.Our library instituted a new Integrated Library System to increase capacity and improve management of databases for circulation, inventory and acquisition.We have begun the revision of our comprehensive plan, which will lay the groundwork for the Keys for the next 20 years.We are identifying and implementing strategies to help us adapt to climate change and projected sea-level rise locally and regionally, including participating in the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact.We have embarked on producing a strategic plan. Our strategic plan will establish our priorities on what we will accomplish in the future, guide decision-making, improve performance and accountability, and communicate to everyone what is most important. We reached out to the citizenry for input and feedback. We held dozens of community meetings, conducted opinion surveys and customer satisfaction surveys, and continue to monitor listening posts that include the media, advisory boards, citizen complaints/feedback, and staff contacts with the public. We learned that the major issues that will drive our strategic priorities are the environment, cost of living, hurricane preparedness, wastewater and proper governance. We will continue to streamline the organization, and through the expansion of our Web site and e-government initiatives, will make doing business with the county easier and more convenient. I feel privileged that I am part of an improving Monroe County government that will continue to raise the standard of excellence in the service we provide to the public.GUEST COLUMN Roman Gastesi is the Monroe County administrator.
Jobless program changes MondayStarting Monday, Floridians will see changes in the way unemployment is administered. Here are the highlights:First-time and continuing unemployment claims will be accepted only over the Internet. No more filing by phone, though the state will man a hotline to answer questions about the filing process. The state figures this will save about $4.7 million annually in administrative costs.While filing by phone can be a lesson in frustration claimants sometimes get sucked into a telephonic black hole not everyone has the ability to jump online. Roughly 25 percent of Floridians surveyed by Scarborough Research lack internet access. The firm didn't cover the entire state mostly the metro areas but that figure likely has some applicability statewide. If so, it means there's a pretty big chunk of the population that can't simply open a laptop and surf the net. Those folks, if they're applying for unemployment, will need to use a public library or visit one of their regional workforce boards to claim weeks.Claimants will be required to contact at least five potential employers every week and turn over that information when they claim their weeks online. The state said earlier this year it would begin conducting spot checks to ensure people collecting unemployment are actively looking for work.New claimants will have to complete an online skills review in order to receive benefits. The results will be used by counselors at local workforce offices to help claimants look for new work.Severance pay rules are about to change. If a claimant's weekly severance pay is equal to or greater than the weekly unemployment benefit $275 the claimant will not get benefits that week. Aseverance package will not affect the total amount of benefits someone will be eligible for. The changes are part of an unemployment reform package pushed by Gov. Rick Scott and passed this year by the Florida Legislature. The same bill also cut the total number of weeks available under the state unemployment program and made it easier for employers to challenge a laid-off worker's benefits claim. No more filing by phone under new state rulesBy JIM STRATTONMcClatchy TribuneUNEMPLOYMENT Saturday,July 30,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Sale runs from July 23 to July 31, 2011Pancho's Fuel Dock1280 Oceanview Ave. Marathon, FL 33050 Located in Boot Key Harbor (305) 743-2281 We monitor VHF 16 Open 7 Days a week7 AM to 7 PM MINISEASON!4 baskets of Ice FREE with any 10 gallon or more fuel purchase! ( 200 lbs. of FREEICE )$.10 cents off per gallon on any Gas or Diesel sales!Diesel, Gas, Oil, Tackle, Live & Frozen Bait, Snacks, Sandwiches, Ice, and Dockage! 1871 109th St Gulf Marathon What Made This House So Great? Results Matter---So Do You Have the best day of your Life! Call Lela Ashkarian for all your Real Estate Needs, Wants and Like-To-Have 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050lela@coldwellbanker .com www .Living-in-FloridaKeys.com Lela AshkarianREALTOR¨P.A., CRS, GRI, e-PRO(305) 395-0814 BusinessMARK YOUR CALENDARLower Keys chamber meets on Sugarloaf The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce's general membership meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Sugarloaf KOAtiki bar, mile marker 20. Scheduled guest speakers are State Rep. Ron Saunders and County Mayor Heather Carruthers, who will offer respective updates on the Legislature and the county. Aquestion-and-answer period will follow. Big Jim's Smokin'Butts will prepare grilled chicken, potato salad, green beans and fresh garden salad. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are needed by Monday at 872-2411 or officeassist@lowerkeys chamber.com.Key West chamber sets trade showThe Key West Chamber of Commerce's annual trade show, co-sponsored by AT&TAdvertising Solutions, is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Casa Marina Resort. While the trade show is free and open to the public, a members-only networking event will follow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Businesses interested in reserving a booth at the trade show should call the chamber at 294-2587. Send calendar items to Karen Quist at kquist@ keynoter.com at least 10 days before publication.IN BRIEFTavernier theater goes all-digitalB&B Tavernier Cinema 5 recently announced a series of technological upgrades to the only movie theater in the Upper Keys. The theater installed all digital projectors, added three-dimensional screens and put in a new sound system Dolby 7.1. The company says the upgrades mean moviegoers will enjoy a more immersive experience, with the hottest trend in movies, 3-D, available on several screens at once. The theater is at mile marker 91.3 in the Tavernier Town Shopping Center. Call 853-7003 to hear what's playing. Contributed photoManager Eric Williams with some of the new equipment at the Tavernier Cinema. Sinkhole rates skyrocketState-backed Citizens Property Insurance's board voted Wednesday to raise average statewide premiums for sinkhole coverage by 429 percent. Meeting via conference call, board members and Citizens' staff said they are bound by the passage of SB 408 to set rates for sinkholes that are actuarially sound. "We recognize that the need for sinkhole coverage is enormous," said Citizens CFO Sharon Binnon. "This fact is not lost on us, but this is about Citizens' past experience. These rates are the direct result in the explosion of claims." Non-sinkhole related Citizens coverage, which is capped by law at 10 percent a year, will increase by a statewide average of 8.8 percent in 2012. Citizens has 84,908 policies in South Florida with sinkhole coverage, largely because it costs very little, about $3 to $20. With the increase, the average sinkhole premium cost in mainland South Florida would be $40 to $100. Though the coverage is optional, the company automatically adds it to policies except in Pasco and Hernando counties. Citizens spokeswoman Christine Ashburn said the number of policies with sinkhole coverage may drop after the rate increase is implemented. "People can choose not to have this additional coverage," she said. Asweeping property insurance law passed this year, SB 408, allows Citizens to increase rates on the sinkhole portion of premiums without being limited by a 10 percent annual cap on premium increases. The provision is intended to help Citizens collect enough premiums to pay costs associated with sinkhole claims. The insurer collected $32 million in sinkhole premiums from homeowners'policies in 2010 and expects to pay out $245 million in claims expenses. Sen. Mike Fasano, RNew Port Richey, a vocal opponent of the new law, said there are people in the Tampa area whose lenders require sinkhole coverage and if they can't afford the rate hikes, they'll be forced out of their homes. "The sad thing is that this is only the beginning," he said in a statement. "The most consumer unfriendly piece of legislation in our lifetime, SB 408, also allows private insurers to do the same. I have no doubt they will quickly follow suit." Fasano, earlier this week wrote to Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty suggesting that there be a series of statewide hearings at which Citizens customers could testify before the Office of Insurance Regulation decides on the proposed rate increases. Sen. Charlie Dean later joined Fasano in his call for hearings. "In Citrus County, we could see rates rise by as much as $1,700," Dean, RInverness, said in a Twitter message. "We must have hearings on this issue." The South Florida SunSentinel and The Florida News Service contributed to this report.Citizens'move prompts call for public hearingsWire reportPROPERTY INSURANCE
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,July 30,2011 Act now and get a great deal on a Yamaha OutboardCome see the Yamaha engines in Stock at Marathon Boat Yard Marine CenterThe Middle Keys only Full Service Yamaha DealerThe Yamaha Four Stroke Celebration Sales EventFor a limited time,purchase a new four stroke outboardand get 5 Years of warranty ProtectionOffer valid from July 15 August 31,20112055 Overseas Hwy. Marathon,FL 305.743.6341 www.MarathonBoatYard.com Vogel taking on Ward fortop prosecutorMake that two Democrats who will campaign for the Monroe County state attorney job in 2012. Dennis Ward, who won the post in the 2008 general election, said Friday he plans to seek a second four-year term as state attorney for the 16th Judicial Circuit, which is Monroe. That followed on the heels of former Assistant State Attorney Catherine Vogel filing papers with the state this week declaring her intent to run for the office. Both Ward and Vogel are Democrats. "I do plan to run for re-election," Ward said Friday. "I think our office has done a very good job of doing what we said we would do." "We've taken a bite out of local corruption and won several significant trials that resulted in long sentences," Ward said. "We've been highly responsive to the community." Vogel, one of two top assistant prosecutors to former State Attorney Mark Kohl, resigned shortly after the 2008 election. Ward had already said she was among staffers who would not be retained. Vogel, 57, says she's running "because I have been a prosecutor for 27 years. It is my opinion it is the highest calling for a lawyer." "I want to see the people of Monroe County have someone have the experience and judgment," Vogel said. "This is not to trash Dennis. This is me telling you with 27 years as a prosecutor, I am someone who has vast experience." Vogel's paperwork with Florida's election office in the Department of State lists a Key West address and her intention to open a campaign account. Ward said he will open a campaign account later this year. While most of Vogel's legal career has been as a prosecutor, she may be best known locally for serving as the defense attorney for former Keys schools Superintendent Randy Acevedo. After Acevedo was arrested in the summer of 2009 on three felony counts of official misconduct for covering up his wife Monique's $400,000-plus theft from the School District when she was a district administrator, Acevedo hired Vogel, then in private practice. Ajury convicted Acevedo vigorously prosecuted by Ward lieutenant Mark Wilson and he's now serving three years of probation. He also was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine. "This has absolutely nothing to do with Mr. Acevedo," Vogel said. "As a prosecutor, you have a job to do. As a defense attorney, you have a job to do." She added, "This is the United States of America. Everyone is entitled to a defense, a vigorous defense. None of this is payback." "I love being a prosecutor," Vogel said." "I know I feel passionate about the office. [When starting out], I was told to do what was right, what was just, to follow the rules." Not long ago, she moved to Ocala to work as an attorney with the state Department of Children and Families. Now, she says, she's re-establishing her Monroe residency to run for office. Ward was a Miami Beach police officer for 29 years before beginning work as an attorney. He took a job in Monroe County as an assistant state attorney in 2002 and later joined the Public Defender's Office. Staff writer Kevin Wadlow contributed to this report.She formerly was the top aide to KohlBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comPOLITICS VOGEL CAMPERS AND THE REEFChildren participating in day camp at Seacamp on Big Pine Key watch as science instructor Ana Nadal carefully dissects a lionfish.The lesson was about protecting the Florida Keys reefs from,among other things,nonnative fish such as lionfish,which have no known predators and are voracious eaters.Each week at Seacamp's camp has its own marine science theme.There are three weeks remaining.To find out more,call Brynn Morey at 872-2331.Despite loss, FEB pushes developmentDespite being dealt a setback this week, the would-be developer of Wisteria Island remains committed to transforming the spoil island off Key West into a high-end resort. The Monroe County Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to assign Wisteria a future-land-use-map designation of residential conservation, limiting development to between two and five houses on the 21-acre island. Roger Bernstein, whose FEB Corp. owns the island, wants to build 35 market-rate homes; 35 transient homes; five workforce houses; a bar, restaurant and retail component; and upland facilities to support a 100-plus ball mooring field. "FEB Corp. is absolutely committed to working closely with not only [county] Growth Management staff, but the city of Key West, the city of Key West planning and legal staff, the [state] Department of Community Affairs, the Navy and other interested and affected stakeholders in developing a map for Wisteria Island that is balanced, fair and appropriate," Bernstein told the Keynoter via e-mail. "There should be no time constraints, artificial or otherwise, and there is no urgency to rush this process." Bernstein attorney Ed Scales urged planning commissioners to delay assigning Wisteria a future land-use designation while an FEB-driven application for a text amendment creating a new zoning category for the island works through the vetting process. The proposed category, called maritime harbor island, would apply just to Wisteria and accommodate the proposed development FEB applied for the amendment on July 8, paying an $11,062 fee to do so. Bernstein maintains a residential conservation designation is not appropriate for Wisteria. County staff, in its report to the Planning Commission, recommended the designation based on a lack of commitment for utility service to the island from the city of Key West. The Planning Commission decision has to be upheld by the County Commission and also approved by staff at the state Department of Community Affairs. Planning commissioners Bill Wiatt and Jeb Hale voted against the residential conservation designation.Bernstein says all concerned to be involvedWISTERIA ISLANDBlack widow'dies before trial startsALouisiana sheriff's office has confirmed last month's death of Betty Neumar, an Augusta, Ga., woman indicted in the 1986 death of one husband and questioned in the deaths of several others over the past four decades, including one in the Florida Keys. The Sheriff's Office in Vernon Parish matched fingerprints taken from Neumar when she was jailed in North Carolina on suspicion of solicitation of murder, said Sheriff Rick Burris of Stanly County, N.C. Family members said Neumar, 79, died of an illness in Louisiana, where she had moved while awaiting trial. Neumar died in early June at the Rapides Regional Hospital in Alexandria, La., while visiting relatives at nearby Fort Polk. She was out on bond after being indicted on a charged related to the death of her fourth husband, Harold Gentry, in North Carolina 25 years ago. The indictment said she needed cash and was trying to collect on Gentry's $20,000 life insurance policy. Neumar, who was arrested at her Augusta home in 2008, was called a black widow by some because of the suspicious circumstances around her five husbands'deaths. Among them was the 1967 death of U.S. Navy Petty Officer Richard Sills, who was living on Big Coppitt Key with his wife, Neumar, when he died. Sills was her third husband. Neumar was working as a beautician in Jacksonville in the mid1960s when she met Sills, who was divorced from his first wife and had four children. On April 18, 1967, police found his body in the bedroom of the couple's mobile home on Big Coppitt Key. Neumar told police they were alone and arguing when he pulled out a gun and shot himself. But Naval Criminal Investigative Service documents revealed that Sills may have been shot twice not once as Neumar told police. One bullet from the .22-caliber pistol pierced his heart, while a second may have sliced his liver. No autopsy was performed when Sills died. And without knowing the number of gunshot wounds, there's no way to know if his death was a suicide or homicide. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office took another look at Sills' death following Neumar's arrest, but there were few records since the death had happened four decades ago, so the probe was quickly closed. After Sills'death, Neumar met Gentry in Florida. The couple married in the late 1970s in Georgia after he retired from the Army. Gentry was found shot to death inside the couple's home on July 14, 1986. She later married her fifth husband, John Neumar. He died a few years later and authorities in Augusta, Ga., investigated whether his death officially listed as sepsis, bacterial infection of the body's blood and tissues might have been due to another cause, such as arsenic poisoning. Neumar's first two husbands were from Ohio. One died in 1952, the other in 1955. At the time of her arrest in the Gentry case, Sills'son Michael said, "We just want them to examine the evidence [in his father's death]. When they do, I believe they'll come to the same conclusion as my family: My father was murdered." In the North Carolina case, Neumar was charged with three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. Authorities say she tried to hire three different people to kill Gentry in the six weeks before his bullet-riddled body was found in his rural North Carolina home. Keynoter staff supplemented this report.5 dead husbands included one on Big CoppittMcClatchy-TribuneCRIME FRONT By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 30,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Protect that pooch It's hot,it's muggy,it's sweaty.And just like you,your dog needs protection from the heat.Story, 3B The Heming Way' A former Esquire editor captures the essence of what it means to be a man,courtesy of Ernest Hemingway.Book review, 2B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Still living the dream but with a new boat"She's all-glass, all-airconditioned and all fast," grinned Skip Bradeen while striding the deck of his new charter boat, the New Blue Chip Too With 46 years on the docks at Islamorada's Whale Harbor Marina, Bradeen says this month's change of boats signals nothing more than an upgrade. "No one is getting rid of me," said Bradeen, 68. "I'm not retiring. I'm still living the dream." Bradeen recently listed for sale his longtime boat, the 52-foot Blue Chip Too sparking dockside rumors in Islamorada that Whale Harbor's senior captain was planning a life change. "Nah," Bradeen said Thursday. "It's just that I don't need a fleet." He closed a deal July 12 to buy the 50-foot Carolina sportfisherman Fish Tales from retiring Whale Harbor skipper Ron Allen. "I've wanted something like this [boat] for a while," Bradeen said. "It became available and I decided it was the thing to do. This boat should take me to retirement, whenever that is." Bradeen and longtime mate Capt. Wayne Kvadus already have taken the new boat Bradeen's wife Lisa renamed it New Blue Chip Too on a half-dozen offshore charter trips. "I've still got a passion for the job," Bradeen said of his offshore life in the Keys. He said "I've been around the business since I was 8 years old, working with my dad in Long Island. The only time away from it was my four years in the Air Force." Nearly five decades ago Sept. 23, 1964, to be precise Bradeen arrived in the Keys for a two-week vacation. "I never went back," he said, "except for visits." With the boat change and adding Allen's client base to his own, Bradeen expects to stay as busy as he wants. "It's actually more than I can handle," Bradeen said. "That's why I'm offering to work with the new owner of Blue Chip Too to handle the overflow." His old boat remains for sale, along with the gear and leased dock berth at the popular Whale Harbor Marina on Upper Matecumbe Key. "It's a great opportunity for the right person," Bradeen said. "But they've got to have the ambition to work in every aspect of the business, whether it's replacing a water pump or painting. It's not just fishing." "You can live the dream and make it work but not without working at it," he said. "You've got to chase the dream." And while continuing to chase the dream, the loquacious skipper continues to broadcast his three fishing reports, "On the Water with Capt. Skip Bradeen," daily on Sun 103.1-FM as he has for more than 20 years. He also has been coaching Upper Keys youth baseball for 28 years and plans to helm his Age-13 team, the Nationals, next spring "if they'll have me."Bradeen changes vessels,expands client rosterISLAMORADA FISHING By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgKeynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOWIslamorada charterboat Capt.Skip Bradeen is selling his longtime Blue Chip Too'offshore boat only so he can focus on his newly acquired vessel at the Whale Harbor Marina. Schonecks lead Lady Conch awardsTwins Raquel and Lauren Schoneck won the top honors Thursday evening at the Key West High School girls soccer team's banquet. The banquet, which featured the girls of winter in their summer dresses, included a video of the 2010-11 season's highlights and a meeting with parents of incoming freshmen. In voting by the players, Raquel Schoneck was named most valuable defensive player and Lauren Schoneck was named most valuable offensive player. Both will be juniors when the new school year begins. Of Raquel, coach Scott Paul said: "She is super-fast and aggressive. She competes to the 100th degree." Of Lauren, who scored 14 goals and had 13 assists, Paul said: "She's a leader on and off the field she goes to the goal aggressively and is [adept] at crosses and assists." Devin Mitchell, who scored 22 goals as a freshman, was named rookie of the year. "She has a goal for finishing up goals," Paul said. Rachel Quad, who will be a senior, won the coach's award, Paul said, "because she mirrors what coaches should be motivating and rarely negative." Adriana Garcia, who was a sophomore defender last season, was named the most improved player. "She got her skills together and showed much more confidence," Paul said. Scholar-athlete awards went to midfielder Robyn DeRoche, forward Caila DeAbreu and backup goalie Angela Martin, all of whom had 4.0 grade-point averages during the season. DeRoche will be a senior, and DeAbreu and Martin will be sophomores. Paul said the entire team averaged a 3.5 GPAduring the season. The Conchs ended their season in January with a 177-1 record. They won their sixth consecutive district championship.Banquet held for the 17-7-1 soccer teamKEY WESTBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPhoto by BERT BUDDEAward winners at Thursday's Key West High School girls soccer team banquet are (from left) Raquel Schoneck,Lauren Schoneck,Devin Mitchell,Rachel Quad,Robyn DeRoche, Adriana Garcia and Angela Martin.Another winner,Caila DeAbreu,was out of town. Lobster-palooza!Some 30,000 visitors to the Florida Keys got their share of lobster during Wednesday's and Thursday's mini-season. Lots of people limited out six per person per day but a lot also said the hunting was tough due to choppy waters from high winds.Photo by DAVID GOODHUEPat McCahon holds a lobster while Karl Ziegler looks on from their boat docked at the Caribbean Club on Wednesday.The Fort Lauderdale men said choppy conditions made for a tough day of hunting,and most of the lobsters they saw were too small to keep but this one is a keeper. U.S.Coast Guard photo by NICK AMEENFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Tommy Van Trees measures lobsters on a Marathon boat on Thursday.The Coast Guard and FWC conducted numerous interagency patrols throughout the Keys to promote safety and enforce mini-season regulations. Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWOn the docks at the Tavernier Creek Marina,Tallahassee divers Mary and Dan Jaap show one of the five lobsters they boated in Upper Keys waters during the lobster sport-diving days this week.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,July 30,2011 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. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com 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. John F. Torregrosa, D.P.M.Ankle & Foot Surgeon Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Medicine Well Treat Any Problem Below the Knee Same Day Appointments Available, Tavernier, FL (305) 853-5151 Marathon, FL (305)-853-5151 Homestead, FL (305) 247-1701 VISIT OUR WEBSITE! LivingErnest Hemingway was a man's man. Aterrific writer, a terrific fisherman, an adventurer of the highest magnitude, a Key West icon. But above all else, a man's man. In "The Heming Way," Marty Beckerman shows us through his own words, Hemingway quotes and photos just what it means to be a man, at least if you frame manhood by Papa's standards. The result is laugh-outloud parody along with lots of truth that most men will embrace. Women, however, might not appreciate much of the humor since much of it can be construed as sexist. But that's exactly Beckerman's goal humor to point out all of Hemingway's foibles, right up to his suicide by shotgun in Ketchum, Idaho, in 1961: "You have countless deadly options from which to choose. The vital thing ha, ha is to pick the manly one. Not very many'women kill themselves, Hemingway observed, because this requires making a strong decision and sticking to it." Beckerman, a former Esquire editor who's also written for Playboy, Salon and others, touches on all aspects of Hemingway's life: His African safaris, time spent in the trenches in not one but two wars, the drinking, the womanizing and his lack of hygiene. This is Beckerman on Hemingway eating what he shot while hunting: "We could discuss cooking techniques all day use fresh herbs instead of dried blah blah blah but the most crucial factor is simplicity; in his novels and in his kitchen, Hemingway ascribed to a less-is-more approach. For example, his recipe for filet of lion simply instructs, First, obtain your lion.'" Hemingway loved killing big game, and he loved women at least getting married four times would have you think that. In fact, Beckerman writes, "Hemingway was a perfect husband to his wives. Aside from cheating on them in quick succession. And, uh, slapping one. And forcing one to ride on a cargo ship laden with dynamite'while he took a comfortable jet to the same destination, chivalrously demanding the lone seat available." Hemingway took part in both world wars but wasn't actually a soldier. In World War I, he drove an ambulance for the American Red Cross and received the Silver Medal of Valor, even as a non-soldier, after nearly getting blown up by a mortar. Beckerman: "There are three reasons to win a Medal of Valor: 1) Men will buy you beer; 2) The girls ... will think you're fine'; and 3) You need another reason?" No. 2 is a Hemingway quote, of which "The Heming Way" has plenty. In fact, the book is filled with quotes not only from Papa himself, but from his novels it's obvious Beckerman has read them all and from various Hemingway biographies. Perhaps that's the only down side of "The Heming Way," that Beckerman goes out of his way to footnote every single thing, to the point where it seems nearly every other sentence is footnoted (the sources are meticulously listed on the back pages). Despite all of the humor, "The Heming Way," through chapters with such titles as "For Whom the Beer Flows" and "The Old Man and the See You in Hell," actually sets men up to think about how we live our lives will it be to the fullest, like Papa, or will there be regrets when death comes knocking?Men's Guide uses Hemingway with lots of humorBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comBOOK REVIEW Asummary of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's proposed annual budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012 is presented below. This proposed budget was presented at public hearings on June 23, 2011 in Key West and July 28, 2011 in Marathon. Afinal public hearing will be held in Key Largo on August 25, 2011. The Authority's board must adopt a budget at least thirty days before the beginning of its fiscal year (October 1). The complete budget can be found at the Authority's website, www.fkaa.com, under the July 28, 2011 budget public hearing agenda.Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Proposed Summary Budget Forthe fiscal yearending September30, 2012FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY The Heming Way:How to Unleash the Booze-Inhaling, Animal-Slaughtering,War-Glorifying,Hairy-Chested, Retro-Sexual Legend Within ...Just Like Papa! By Marty Beckerman.Infected Press.77 pages.$9.99 on Amazon.com. Papa really was a rolling stone
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Call Us Today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 DEBRAGRILLREALTOR¨&EMILYLIERMANNREALTOR¨(305) 289-6497/6498www .DuckKeyDuo.com Help yourdog beat the heatSummer is here and hot days are now the norm but of course, if you live in the Florida Keys, you've known that for months. Still, some of us might need reminders that dogs have a few special needs during the summer to keep them healthy and happy. Here are a few:Although a dog's footpads are tough, they are not impervious to heat. Take care to walk your dog early in the morning or evening so as not to expose him to excessively hot pavement. Alternatively, walk on a cooler surface, such as grass. If you notice your dog alternately picking up one paw, then another, his feet are burning get him to a cooler area immediately.Another extremely hot surface is the truck bed. Even with a moving vehicle, the metal bed can heat up quickly, leaving a dog with no way to avoid scorching his footpads. Asafer alternative is to contain your dog in the cab or in a crate, or leave him at home where he can be comfortable. Never, of course, leave your dog unattended in a vehicle during the summer months not even for a few minutes.If your dog spends time out in the yard, make sure there is adequate shade available at all times of the day. Place water buckets in shaded areas and add ice to them. Little relief comes to a hot dog drinking hot water. If your dog usually drinks directly from the spigot, check it during the heat of the day to see if cool water is still available. Water often heats up in the pipe, and your dog may avoid drinking from the spigot, thus becoming dehydrated and overheated.If possible, purchase a children's swimming pool and fill it daily with cool, clean water for your dog to soak in if he chooses. You also can freeze liter bottles of water and add them to the pool, keeping things cool and giving your dog a nice cold toy to chew on if he wishes.Keep your dog's coat in good condition by regularly brushing and removing dead coat and mats. Longer coats actually provide some insulation from the heat, so don't assume that shaving the coat off will be of benefit. Dogs do sunburn when their normally covered skin is exposed.Dogs often eat less when it is hot out. Processing and digesting food requires energy, which heats the body, so dogs will often skip meals during the summer. Offer a little less food, and adjust feeding times to the cooler early mornings and later evenings.Short-muzzled breeds such as pugs, bulldogs and boxers have more difficulty keeping cool than other dogs. These breeds should be kept indoors during the day. having plenty of cool water available perhaps even an occasional spray-down and air-conditioning access are a must. Summer is the time for fun activities and family play. Make sure your furry family member has a safe, comfortable and fun summer, too.The Keys temps can be deadly for your petMcClatchy-TribuneOUR PETS There's always plenty of water in the Keys we're surrounded by it,after all to cool off your dog. LIVING BRIEFSPastors pray for lobstermen SundayPastor Robby Davis of the Layton Community Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Islamorada will offer prayers for Florida Keys commercial lobstermen (and women) as they depart the docks at midnight Sunday to drop their traps for the soak season leading up to the Aug. 6 start of the regular lobster season. To listen, you can tune your marine radio to VHF Channel 19 about 11:55 p.m. Sunday. Also offering prayers, in Spanish, will be Pastor Alexis Estevez of Iglesia Bautista El Faro (Lighthouse Baptist Church) on 62nd Street in Marathon. KEYSNET.COM LIVING BRIEFSImprovables play SundayAyear ago, a group of Key West players got together for an improvisation show at the Key West Moose Lodge, 700 Eisenhower Drive. That grew into the Improvables Key West troupe, which has since performed all over the city. Now they're back to where it started. The Improvables Key West are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Lodge. There's no admission charge but there will be pulled-pork sandwiches and baked beans with the trimmings available for $8 from 5:30 to 7:30.5-day Bible camp starts on MondaySt. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Islamorada invites children ages 3 to eighth grade to its "Shake It Up Cafe" vacation Bible school. The fun runs from this Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the church, mile marker 87.5. There will be creative crafts, hands-on mission work, food science and music. To find out more, call Michelle Lane at 852-8468.Campers invited to dessert festivalThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is holding a dessert festival at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday all kids who participated in the city's Camp Adventure this summer. Campers need to bring a dessert to share at the event at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street, behind the Panda House restaurant. To find out more, call 743-6598.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,July 30,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A AD / 2836400 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTYNOTICETOALL INTERESTEDPERSONS FloridaFishandWildlife ConservationCommission tookcustodyofa38foot sportfish,emptyhull. DisplayingnoRegistration NumbersandnoHull IdentificationNumbers.The vesselwasfound lost/abandonedon3/4/2011, onstatewatersinHammer Point,inMonroeCounty. PursuanttoFloridaStatute 705,thepropertywillbe disposedofunlessaclaimby therightfulownerorthelien holderisreceivedby9/7/2011. Sendclaimsinwritingto:FWC, DivisionofLawEnforcement, 2796OverseasHighway,Suite 100,Marathon,FL33050. A ttention:Ofc.Janette Fernandez, FWC-11-OFF-1961. Published:07/30/11& 08/06/11 FloridaKeysKeynoter Ad / 28 10700INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIALCIRCUITINANDFORMONROE COUNTY A A PROBATEDIVISION CASENo.11-CP-78-P INRE:ESTATEOF MaryTylerMuldoon, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate of MaryTylerMuldoon,Case / 11-CP-138-K, ispendingintheCircuitCourt forMonroeCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddress ofwhichis 500Whiteheaed Street,KeyWest,FL33040. TheDecedantdiedtestate andherwilldatedAugust7, 1996hasbeenfiledwiththe Court.ThenameofthePersonalRepresentitiveandthe PersonalRepresentativesattorneyaresetforthbelow. A llinterestedpersonsare requiredtofilewirththis Court, WITHIN(3)MONTHS FROMTHETIMEOFTHE FIRST publicationofthisnotice: (1)AllclaimsagainsttheEstate of MaryTylerMuldoon,Deceased, and(2)anyobjection byanintersestedpersonto whomnoticewasmailedthat challengesthevalidityofthe Will,thequalificatonsofthe PersonalRepresentitive, venueorjurisdictionofthis Court ALLCLAIMSAND OBJECTIONSNOTSOFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION A A 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWIOLLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGthe timeperiodssetforthabove, anyclaimfiledtwo(2)years ormoreaftertheDecedents dateofdeathshallbebared. Datedthis 30thdayofJuly 2011. FrancisH.Muldoon,Jr. 105KeyHavenRoad KeyWestFL33040 asPersonalRepresentitiveof theEstateofMaryTyler Muldoon,Deceased. A ttorneyforPersonal Representitive CHARLESM.MILLIGAN A ttorneyatLaw P.O.Box1367 KeyWestFL33041-1367 305-297-8885 FBN:0246948 PublishedJuly30th2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter Ad / 2815300MONROECOUNTYTOURIST DEVELOPMENTCOUNCILDISTRICTADVISORY COMMITTEEMEETINGS DACIwillmeetonWednesday A ugust17,2011at3:00p.m.at thePierHouseResortinKey West DACIIwillmeetonTuesday A ugust16,2011at6:00p.m.at theLowerKeysChamberof CommerceinBigPineKey DACIIIwillmeeton WednesdayAugust17,2011at 9:00a.m.attheHawksCay ResortinDuckKey. DACIVwillmeetonTuesday A ugust16,2011at2:00p.m.at theCheecaLodgeResortin Islamorada. DACVwillmeetonTuesday A ugust16,2011at10:00a.m. attheKeyLargoBayMarriott Resort. A llDACmeetingsareopento thepublic A DAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare A A apersonwithadisabilitywho needsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthese proceedings,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,nolater thanfive(5)calendardaysprior tothescheduledmeeting;ifyou arehearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. Published7/30/11 FloridaKeysKeynoter Ad / 2826200INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR THESIXTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITINAND FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.44-11-CP-135-K INRE:ESTATEOF ROBINMICHAELNORQUOY Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate of RobinMichaelNorquoy deceased,whosedateofdeath wasMay30,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis xxx-xx-9549,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMONROE County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is 500WhiteheadStreetKey West Florida33040 .The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust A A filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeis July30,2011 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: MyFloridaProbate, P.A.DawnEllis,forthefirm A ttorneyforPersonal Representative E-mailAddress: dawn
myfloridaprobate .com FloridaBarNumber:091979 P.O.Box952 FloralCity,FL34436-0952 352-726-5444 PersonalRepresentitive BrittaChristinaFleischhackNorquoy (f/k/aBrittaC.Fleischhack) 41FloralAvenue KeyWest,Florida33040 Published:July30,2011& A ugust62011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 2841000 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA JEANIEFORET, n.k.a.JeanieMarks, Petitioner and GERALDL.FORET Respondent. NOTICEOFACTION A A CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICETO:JEANIEFORET, n.k.a.JEANIEMARKS lastknownaddress:11950 BayshoreDrive / 3BMiamiFL33181 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionforaMotiontoVacate PermanentInjunctionhasbeen filedbytherespondent.You arerequiredtoserveacopyof yourwrittendefenses,ifany,to thisactiononDavidManz, Respondentsattorney,whose addressis5800Overseas Highway,Suite40,Marathon, Florida33050,onorBefore A ugust24,2011,andfilethe originalwiththeclerkofthis courtlocatedat:Monroe CountyCourthouse,500 WhiteheadStreet,KeyWest Floridaeitherbeforeserviceon Respondentsattorneyor immediatelytherafter; otherwiseadefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe complaintorpetition. WARNING: Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureof documentsandinformation. Failuretocomplycanresult insanctions,including dismissalorstrikingof pleadings. Thenoticeshallbepublished onceaweekforfour consecutiveweeksinthe FloridaKeysKeynoter. DATEDthis25thdayofJuly, 2011 CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT ByDeputyClerk TammyMerciel PublicationDates 7/30/11,8/6/2011,8/13/11, 8/20/11 FloridaKeysKeynoter Ad / 2869600 NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALEBYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe Doctors! For Sale. Furnished Medical office in Marathon, located near Fisherman's Hospital. Nicely decorated waiting room; high end office furniture in Doctor's office; 4 exam rooms; Lab with sinks; lunch room; and large receptionist area with 2 desks. Can be easily subdivided into two separate offices. Perfect commercial location.5701 Overseas Hwy. #14 & #15 Marathon 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 BILLWILKINS(305) 793-5253 FORSALE Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forAugust 2011City Council City Manager GingerSnead, MayorRogerHernstadt Dick Ramsay, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Richard Keating CouncilmemberStearns WeaverMiller Mike Cinque, CouncilmemberWeisslerAlhadeff Pete Worthington, Councilmember& Sitterson, PA CITYOFMARATHONPublished Keynoter 7/30/11Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.SUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Community Image Advisory Board08/02/111:30pmFDOT, Conference Room, 3100 Overseas Hwy. City Council Budget Workshop08/02/116:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. *Cancelled* Nearshore Waters Committee08/04/116:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Meeting City Council/Staff Agenda08/09/1110:00amMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Briefing Workshop City Council Meeting08/09/115:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. Parks and Recreation Meeting08/11/116:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appea l is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiri ng special accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 7/2 7/11hh LIVING BRIEFSZip line discussed Tuesday nightStaff at the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center in Marathon is hosting a presentation on Crane Point Hammock's proposed zipline endeavor at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Marathon Community Theatre, mile marker 49.5 oceanside. John Henderson, Crane Point's 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.Keys to Peace now accepts foodThe Keys to Peace booth at the Island Market Place in Key Largo is now a drop-off site for the Burton Memorial United Methodist Church Food Pantry. You can bring nonperishable food items to the market, mile marker 101, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The food pantry at Burton is a member of the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, providing food to the homeless as well as dinners weekly.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 email@example.com 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. Staff at the Grace Jones Community Center in Marathon receive a $50,000 check from the Wal-Mart State Giving Program to help underwrite costs of the center's Back Packs 4 Kids program.Back Packs 4 Kids allows some 150 needy Middle Keys children to bring home on weekends backpacks filled with 12 pounds of nutritious food that's shared by them and their siblings.Backpacks are distributed every Friday.Celebrating the Wal-Mart donation with kids from Grace Jones,the Kreative Kids Christian Academy and the Community Cooperative Day Care are (front from left) Maria Brandvold,Jessica Hernstadt and Debbie Morrelli;and Grace Jones President Randy Lewis,Iris Coe and Tracy Hannah.BACK PACKS 4 KIDS
Saturday,July 30,2011 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com A A A A A A A A A A undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,willonthe 18thdayof August,2011at11:00a.m. onTHEFRONTSTEPSOF THEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500WHITEHEADSTREET,in theCityofKEYWEST Florida, offerforsale,andsell atpublicoutcrytothehighest andbestbidderfor CASH the followingdescribedproperty situatedinMonroeCounty,to wit; A parceloflandinapartof Tract10ofEDMONDS A CREAGETRACTS,as recordedinPlatBook2,page 100,ofthePublicRecordsof MonroeCountyFloridaand beingmoreparticularly describedbymetesand boundsasfollows: CommencingattheNorthwest cornerofsaidTract10,bear SouthalongtheWestlineof Tract10,foradistanceof 674.05feettoapoint;thence bearEastforadistanceof 149.44feettothePOINTOF BEGINNINGoftheparcelof landhereinafterdescribed,said POINTOFBEGINNINGalso beingontheEastsideofan existingcanal;fromsaid POINTOFBEGINNING, continuebearingEastfora distanceof75.0feettoapoint; thencebearSouthfora distanceof75.0feettoapoint; thencebearWestforadistance of75.0feettoapointonthe Eastfaceofsaidexistingcanal thencebearNorthalongthe Eastfaceofsaidexistingcanal foradistanceof75.0feettothe POINTOFBEGINNING Pursuanttothe DEFAULT FINALJUDGMENTOF FORECLOSURE enteredina caseinsaidCourt,saidCourt, thestyleofwhichis: IBERIABANK,aForeign Corporation,authorizedto transactbusiness intheStateofFlorida Plaintiff VS. JohnWCummings;Unknown SpouseofJohnW.Cummings; ThomasDCrum;Unknown SpouseofThomasDCrum; TheodoreGCrum;Unknown SpouseofTheodoreG Crum;MONROECOUNTY TAXCOLLECTOR;JOHN DOE;JANEDOE;FLAGSTAR BANK A A Defendant(s) A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber lines CASENO.: 10-CA-000392-M WITNESS myhandandthe OfficialSealofsaidCourt this 1 4thDAYOFJuly,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE, ClerkOfTheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By: TammyLMarciel DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale Published: 7 / 30 / 11 & 8/6/11 FloridaKeysKeynoter Ad / 2922000 NOTICEOFREQUESTFOR PROPOSALS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS thaton August 31,2011 at3:00P.M.atthe MonroeCountyPurchasing Office,theBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Florida,willopen sealedproposalsforthe following FULLYINSUREDDENTAL AND/ORVISION BENEFITSMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA RFP-GRP-243-122-2011PUR/CV Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaat www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecounty bids com orcalltoll-freeat 1-800-711-1712.ThePublic Recordisavailableatthe PurchasingOfficelocatedat theGatoBuilding,1100SimontonStreet,KeyWest,FL 33040.Technicalquestions shouldbedirected,inwriting, solelytoMariaFernandezGonzalez,Sr.Administrator, Benefits,EmployeeServices MonroeCounty,TheGato Building,1100Simonton Street,Suite2-268,KeyWest, FL33040,byfacsimileto(305) A A 295-4452. Proposersmust submitthree(3)signedoriginalsplusonecompletesetof responsesinanelectricformatcompatiblewithMicrosoftExcelorWord(PDFresponseswillnotbedeemed responsive)andthreecompletecopiesoftheproposal (total equals 6pluselectronic format), inasealedenvelope clearlymarkedontheoutside, withtheProposersnameandProposalforFullyInsured Dentaland/orVision Benefits,MonroeCounty, Florida addressedto: MonroeCountyPurchasing Office1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213KeyWest,FL 33040Phone:(305)292-4466 Fax:(305)292-4465 A llproposalsmustbereceived bytheCountyPurchasing Officebefore3:00P.M.on A ugust31,2011.Any proposalsreceivedafterthis dateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected. Materialsmaybedeliveredby CertifiedMail,ReturnReceipt Requested,hand-deliveredor couriered.Faxedore-mailed proposalswillbeautomatically rejected.Handdelivered Proposalsmayrequesta receipt.Ifsentbymailorby courier,theabove-mentioned envelopeshallbeenclosedin anotherenvelopeaddressedto theentityandaddressstated above.Proposersshouldbe awarethatcertainexpress mailserviceswillnot A A guaranteespecifictime deliverytoKeyWest,Florida.It isthesoleresponsibilityofeach Proposertoensuretheir proposalisreceivedinatimely fashion MonroeCountysperformance andobligationtopayunderthis contractiscontingentuponan annualappropriationbythe BoardofCounty Commissioners. 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 TheBoardreservestherightto rejectanyandallproposals,to A A waiveinformalitiesinanyorall proposals,andtore-advertise forproposals.TheBoardalso reservestherighttoseparately acceptorrejectanyitemor itemsofaproposal,orportion ofthework,andtoaward and/ornegotiateacontractin thebestinterestoftheCounty. Itispossiblethatoneormore Proposerswillbechosen A llproposals,includingthe recommendationoftheCounty A dministratorandthe requestingDepartmentHead, willbepresentedtotheBoard ofCountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida,for finalawardingorotherwise. TheBoardreservestherightto rejectanyandallproposals,to waiveinformalitiesinanyorall proposals,tore-advertisefor proposals;andtoseparately acceptorrejectanyitemor itemsandtoawardand/or negotiateacontractinthebest interestoftheCounty. DatedatKeyWestthis27th dayofJuly,2011. MonroeCountyPurchasing Department PublishedJuly30,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A Ad / 2924300 lINTHECURCUITCOURT OFOFTHE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFORMONROECOUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO2009-CA-1036-P SOUTHERNMANAGMENTCORPORATION RETIREMENTTRUST Plaintiff LAURENCEJ.EASA Defendant NOTICEOFSHERRIFFS SALE NOTICEISHERBYGIVEN thatunder andbyvirtueof an ORDERONPLAINTIFFS MOTIONFORFULL RECOGNITIONAND ENFORCEABILITYOFITS FOREIGNJUDGMENTIN THESTATEOFFLORIDA enteredbytheCircuitCourtin andforMonroeCounty,Florida onthe20thdayApril,2010,and byvirtueofaWritofExecution issuedintheabovestyled causeonthe6thdayofJuly, 2011,I,RobertP.Peryam, SheriffofMonroeCounty, Floridahavelevieduponand willofferforsaleandselltothe highestbidderforcash,subject toan y mort g a g esorliens The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Ad / 2924300 lINTHECURCUITCOURT OFOFTHE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFORMONROECOUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO2009-CA-1036-P SOUTHERNMANAGMENTCORPORATION RETIREMENTTRUST Plaintiff LAURENCEJ.EASA Defendant NOTICEOFSHERRIFFS SALE NOTICEISHERBYGIVEN thatunder andbyvirtueof an ORDERONPLAINTIFFS MOTIONFORFULL RECOGNITIONAND ENFORCEABILITYOFITS FOREIGNJUDGMENTIN THESTATEOFFLORIDA enteredbytheCircuitCourtin andforMonroeCounty,Florida onthe20thdayApril,2010,and byvirtueofaWritofExecution issuedintheabovestyled causeonthe6thdayofJuly, 2011,I,RobertP.Peryam, SheriffofMonroeCounty, Floridahavelevieduponand willofferforsaleandselltothe highestbidderforcash,subject toanymortgagesorliens thereon,inthemorningonthe 31stdayofAugust,2011,at Crossword solutionSolution to the July 27 puzzle. 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 L.A.Times crossword puzzle OOHS AND AAHS "Solution in the August 3 Keynoter Across 1Look up to 7"Zen and the __ Motorcycle Maintenance": 1974 best-seller 12Tournament slots 18Gradually removed (from) 19When Lear banishes Cordelia 20University of Delaware mascot 21Charity that rewards golf talent? 23Jockey Angel 24__ Rebellion:1786'87 insurrection 25Liqueur flavoring 26Rim 27Overly 28Stitching on Li'l Abner's towel? 29Enemy 30Feeds amply 32Phenom 33Treat a Saudi king with TLC? 38Travesty 39"Hang on a sec," online 42Off 43Forearm bones 44More than just worry 45'70s Struthers co-star 47Tiffs 48"Go fly __!" 49Sitting still 50Terrible twos,one hopes 51Coach Parseghian 52Big petrol seller 55Danish explorer Bering 56Timid officer? 58Hoosegow 59Durham sch. 60All-time RBI leader 62Diarist Nin 64Medical suffix 65Crucifix 67Miniature B-17? 71Army doc 73__ Romeo Spider 74NYC-based securities gp. 75After-school treats 76Player with an orange and blackstriped helmet 77Junk 79Did well on the quiz 80"What's My Line?" regular Francis 81Pennsylvania university 83Like some casks 84Aromatherapist's supply 86Sound after a pop 87Alaskan native 88Hall of Famer Warren after garage work? 91Lobster house freebies 92Wicked one 94Hall of Fame pool player __ Mataya Laurance 95West Coast sch. 99Handy communication syst.? 100Allure rival 101When repeated, "Hungry Like the Wolf"band 103Greek promenades 104Noxious fumes 106Padding in an Easter basket? 109Artsy district 110Run roughshod over 1112009 aviation biopic 112Comeback 113Little silvery fish 114Words on some Montana license plates Down 1Overrun (with) 2City NE of Jodhpur 3Words from dolls 4On the same page 5They sometimes count to 10 6Shogun's capital 7More uncomfortable 8AAA suggestions 9Reach for the Skyy, excessively 10__ roll:winning 11Backin' 12Promotes oneself online 13Chartres's river 14The color of money owed? 15Stuffy trio? 16Daring rescue,say 17Grabs some shuteye 19When many a whistle blows 20A train? 22"Bananaphone" singer 26SFO listings 30South Carolina river 31Clicking sounds? 32Fails to recycle 34Black Sea port 35Cartoonist Walker 36Rapper __ Shakur 37Lab container 38"Most Wanted"org. 39Dazzling performance 40Vitamin A 41Onset of boredom? 44Giraffe relative 46Fresh out of the box,in Berlin 47Freshly minted 48Like a loud crowd 50Suffix for techno 51Dermatologist's cases 53Monkeys,e.g. 54They have all the answers 56Computer problem 57Big cheese 61Bring shame to 63Bond nemesis 66Persian king,522486 B.C. 68Unavailable,as for appointments 69"Coffee __?" 70Wherewithal 72Like mil.volunteers 76__ Cynwyd,Pa. 7838-Down employee 79Former Utah senator Jake who flew aboard Discovery in 1985 81Ritchie Valens biopic 82Apostrophe's purpose,often 83Curved molding 84Role in Stone's "JFK" 85"Brusha,brusha, brusha"toothpaste 89Ump's call 90Eggnog topping 92Distinctive style 93"Casablanca"heroine 96Becomes safe to eat,in a way 97Cornea-reshaping surgery 98Test for purity 100Former "Fashion Emergency"host 10119th-century French book illustrator 102West Coast sch. 103Cargo hauler 105Embroider,e.g. 106Ruler amts. 107Breakfast side 108Folder user's aid Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,July 30,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 10:30A.M.atthefrontdoorof theMonroeCounty Courthouse,500Whitehead St.,KeyWest,Florida33040, theinterestsofLAURENCEJ. EASAdefendantinexecution, inthefollowingdescribed property,subjecttoanyandall otherliens,taxes,judgments, orencumbranceswhatsoever: LocationofPropertyNo.1 12AnchorDrive,UnitA,Key Largo,Florida33037 ; a/k/aCondominiumUnit A C-12A,AngelfishCayCondominiumChaletsNo.2,together withanundividedinterestinthe commonelements,according totheDeclarationofCondominiumthereofrecordedinOfficialRecordsBook500,Page 587,asamendedfromtimeto time,ofthePublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida. LocationofPropertyNo.2 20S.MARINADRIVE,UNITA, KEYLARGO,FLORIDA 33037 ; a/k/aUnitNo.MV-20A,inMarinaVillageCondominium PhaseI,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominium, October26,1977,inOficial RecordsBook738,atPage 410,ofthePublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida,and exhibitsthereof,andthe CondominiumPlansas recordedinCondominium GraphicsBook2,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida; togetherwiththeundivided interestincommonproperty declaredinsaidDeclarationof Condominiumtobean appurtenancetothe abovedescribedUnit;and amendmentsthereto;together withBoatSlipNo.MV-20A,as showninthe DeclarationofCondominium. DATED this27thdayofJuly 2011 RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida RachelleGates,Supervisor CivilProcessDivision Published 07/30/11,08/06/11, 08/13/11,08/20/11 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A Ad / 2837200 NoticeUnderFictitiousName LawPursuanttoSection 865.09,FloridaStatutes NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousname ScubaLew locatedat 104Oleander Circle ,intheCountyof Monroe,intheCityof Key Largo ,Florida 33037 ,intends toregisterthesaidnamewith theDivisionofCorporationsof theFloridaDepartmentof State,Tallahassee,Florida. Datedat KeyLargo, Florida, this25thdayofJuly,2011 BellowsMarketingGroup, LLC Publish: 07/30/10 TheReporter Tavernier,Fl33070 A A Ad / 2918000 NoticeUnderFictitiousName LawPursuanttoSection 865.09,FloridaStatutes NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousname LouAnns HisnHerBarberShop locatedat 91700Overseas Highway ,intheCountyof Monroe,intheCityof Tavernier ,Florida 33070 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. Datedat Tavernier, Florida, this27thdayof July,2011 LouAnnBuschlen Published:7/30/11 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A FOUNDPARAKEET 52ndSt.,Marathon.Parakeet (Budgie).PleasecalltoI.D. 305-433-0043 A A ApplianceDelivery-Installer needed.Lookingforreliable personwithvaliddrivers license.Carpentryskillsa must.Call305-664-3662 Beapartofawinningteam! HyattSalesandMarketing teaminKeyWestislookingfor outgoingenthusiastic,andselfmotivatedindividuals.Hiring for:SALESEXECUTIVES (musthaveanactiveFlorida RealEstatelicense)OPCMARKETINGREPSSALESSUPPORT Greatbenefits-Health, Dental,Vision,401K& educationassistance Mustbe flexibletoworkweekends, nights,andholidays Excellent trainingandcompensation packages Careeradvancementpossibilities Applyonline todayat explorehyatt.jobs. EOE DECKHANDFORLOBSTER BOAT. Experiencedonly. Marathon.Pleasecallafter 5pm,289-0792 GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551 Check out the employment section of the Keynoter Classifieds. GETAJOB Dawn of new digital age coming to Keys librariesAs temperatures rise, summer reading begins ascending priority lists for most Keys residents. With this in mind, Monroe County Public Library will be offering an expanded collection to better serve educational as well as recreational needs. Last month, the County Commission approved a contract with OverDrive Inc. that will provide library cardholders access to an ever-expanding collection of internet based books, videos and music. For Monroe County, this marks a massive step forward in serving educational and informational needs and interests across all the Keys. E-books have been our number one customer request since Christmas time so were pleased to offer a service that is a national leader in providing e-books to a variety of devices, including the Kindle, Library Administrator Anne Layton Rice said. The most appealing aspect of offering library e-books is the ability to reach new customers: the physically handicapped, the home-bound, those unable to visit our buildings because of work schedules or transportation issues. Once the system is set up and ready for use later this summer, all library patrons will be able to use a computer or portable reading device like the Kindle, iPad or even some newer model phones, and download reading choices for free. In the past, she explained, the Library has offered a smaller group of titles through a different supplier, but the new alliance with OverDrive will expand the selection to more than 350,000 titles. These include hundreds of publishers and numerous genres. The service, which will cost the Library system $12,000 a year, also offers a wider array of music and video titles to suit nearly every taste. Another point in favor of expanded e-book offerings e-books dont get damaged, lost, mis-shelved or stolen. And books are available 24/7, including all major holidays. Currently, more than 13,000 public libraries across the nation are signing up for similar accounts with OverDrive. Norma Kula, who is Monroe Countys Director of Libraries, said shes looking forward to the changes: We have a vibrant and thriving Library system in Monroe County, one that is alert and open to relevant and positive change. Kula anticipates a strong favorable response when the new digital collection becomes available. Library use has grown considerably in recent years, despite Monroe Countys status as one of only two Florida counties to show a population decline in the 2010 census when compared to the 2000 population count. Last year, the Keys library system welcomed more than 50,000 card holders and 463,000 visitors to the five branches. Key West holds the record for patronage with 21,342 card holders, while the historic Islamorada branch services just over 3,500 residents. Those usage figures include year-round residents along with part-time residents who get a library card. The libraries website, www.keyslibraries.org has become more dynamic and interactive since last years updates, all while enabling a growing social media presence, according to Rice: 600 plus followers on Facebook, a growing Twitter tribe and nearing a million hits of our historical image archive on Flickr, a small library at the edge of the continent can reach out in a big way at very little cost to taxpayers who support us. To remain relevant in our communities, Rice added, ibraries must embrace this shift from print to digital to the next big thing, Until the new offerings are available, Library Director Norma Kula advises patrons to check out the summer highlights: ForBy J.L.ForsythLAttitudes ContributorREADINGExpanded e-book, video, music collection near See Libraries,7BAncient art proves a true treasure troveCave of Forgotten D reams 90 minutes, Rated G, Opens Friday, July 29, Tropic Cinema, Key West Art has always been a part of human history and cave drawings are some of mankinds oldest creative expressions. The subject of the documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams contains the oldest cave paintings ever found, dating from 32,000 years ago, nearly twice as old as the next oldest cave art. Only recently discovered in 1994, the main entrance to the Chauvet Pont dArc cave in France was fortuitously sealed by a rock slide some 20,000 years ago, thus preserving the marvelous illustrations for thousands of years. Named after one of its discoverers, the entrance to Chauvet cave is guarded by a massive steel door and admittance is highly restricted. Director Werner Herzog was granted unusual access to make the film, but had to work under tightly controlled conditions. He was limited to four crew members, with only batterypowered fluorescent lamps for lighting. And the filmmakers were constrained to a two-foot wide walkway in the cave. They were not allowed to touch anything and if a crew member had to leave for any reason, they all had to leave and shooting would be over for the day. But once inside, all that is forgotten. The drawings on the cave walls are magnificent. The bold strokes, flowing lines and realistic renderings could be shown in any modern gallery. Near the entrance, there is a cluster of red handprints, all made by one person, a forever-unknown artist with a deformed little finger. Deeper in the cave, that same crooked finger shows up again, almost as if the viewer is following theStunning cave paintings at heart of film FILM Filmmaker Werner Herzog inside Chauvet Pont dArc,a French cave where some paintings date back 32,000 years.Craig Wanous KEYS FILM See Film,9B
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When they submit a reading log, they get to choose a reading incentive such as a bookmark, key chain, pen or pencil. Their names will also be entered in a weekly drawing for a chance to win a goodie bag made up of additional library and readingthemed items as well as gift certificates from local businesses, including A&B Restaurant, Bad Boy Burrito, Half Shell Raw Bar, Key West Island Books and the Tropic Cinema. For more information contact Circulation Librarian Kris Neihouse at 305-292-3595 or neihouse-kris@monroe county-fl.gov. Library cards, which may be used at all County libraries, are available at no cost to all residents of Monroe County. For those visiting the keys, the libraries offer a visitors card for $30 annually entitling visitors to full check-out privileges. Readers expand choicesFrom Libraries,6B 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 Heres the list of Monroe County libraries,along with their hours of operation.All branches are now closed Sunday-Monday,although the county administrator has proposed a 2011-2012 budget that would include funds to reopen all branches for Monday service: Key West ,700 Fleming St.,(305) 292-3595 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m.8 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m. Big Pine ,213 Key Deer Blvd.,(305) 872-0992 Tuesday Noon-8 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.6 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Marathon ,3251 Overseas Highway,(305) 743-5156 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m.8 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m. Islamorada ,81830 Overseas Hwy.,(305) 664-4645 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.8 p.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m. Key Largo ,101485 Overseas Hwy. Tradewinds Shopping Center,(305) 451-2396 Tuesday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Wednesday 9:30 a.m.8 p.m. Thursday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m. Library branches now open Tuesday-SaturdayREADING Keys Cruisers Car Show2 n d S a t u r d a y N i g h t E a c h M o n t hMM 101.3 Key Largo www.KeyLargoArbys.com B&B Tavernier Cinema goes all digitalB&B Theatres has upgraded its Tavernier 5 Cinema to digital technology, including the capacity to show 3D films on three of the five screens. Digital technology means no more film scratches as well as crystal clear images for every single presentation, the company said. The Tavernier theater also completed installation of Dolby 7.1 sound systems that add an immersion sound experience for movie goers. Future uses of the alldigital projection upgrades mean that in future years, it could be possible to watch the Super Bowl in 3D, a live performance of a popular concert, a NASCAR race, and other live events, the company said. Plans also call for using the auditoriums for business meetings and adding gaming devices for largescreen visual and sound fo r gamers. B&B Theatres has 199 screens at theaters in five states: Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.3D projection now available on 3 screens TAVERNIER Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
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Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13):1:20,4:15,7:25 and 10:10 p.m. Crazy,Stupid,Love (PG-13):1:05 and 7:20 p.m. The Smurfs 3D (PG):1:10,4:00 and 9:40 p.m. The Smurfs (PG):4:10,7:00 and 10:00 p.m. Captain America:The First Avenger (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):1:15,4:25,7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2:3D (PG-13):1:00,4:00,7:15 and 10:05 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Beginners (R):2:00,4:15,6:15 and 8:30 p.m. Cars 2 (G):1:30) and 6:00 p.m. Larry Crowne (PG-13):2:15 and 6:30 p.m. Page One:Inside the New York Times (R):3:45 and 7:15 p.m. Midnight in Paris (PG-13):4:30 and 8:45 p.m. Bad Teacher (R):4:00 and 8:15 p.m. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G):4:00 and 8:15 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Transformers:Dark of the Moon (PG-13):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:30 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday:2:00,7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13):1:55,4:40,7:20 and 10:00 p.m. Crazy,Stupid,Love (PG-13):1:25,4:10,7:05 and 9:45 p.m. Captain America:The First Avenger (PG-13):1:30,4:15, 7:00 and 9:55 p.m. Friends With Benefits (R):2:00,4:35,7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2 (PG-13): 1:15,4:05,7:00 and 9:50 Keys Movie Times Phone: 743-0288 Hearing Assistance Now AvailableMarathon Community CinemaKids Matinee! Mondays at 2 PM August 8: Disneys Chicken LittleMatinee Madness! W ednesdays at 2 PM This week: James Bond in Goldfinger(Admission is one non-perishable food item to help the community food bank) C o m i n g g S o o n Bad Teacher (R)Showtimes: Fri Thurs 7:00 & 9:30Sat & Sun 2:00, 7:00 & 9:30 Rated: PG-13 Call about our Kids Summer Program 743-0408 DARK OF THE MOON artist into the darkness. Horses, bears, lions, wolves, rhinos, and other animals are prominently depicted everywhere in Chauvet cave. Even oddshaped stalactites have artwork on them. There are burn marks on the walls where flaming torches have been rubbed. And some of the drawings have even answered questions about an extinct cave lion, whose appearance has been debated for years. Paw prints, bones, skulls and even pieces of primitive musical instruments are scattered throughout the cave, as is the worlds longest trail of cave bear tracks. There are bear claw scratches on top of paintings and paintings on top of claw marks. Some overlapping drawings were drawn as much as 5,000 years apart. This has all been preserved in the sealed cave by the slow, millennia-long accumulation of calcite and concretions. But strangely, there is not a single drawing of a complete human form anywhere in the cave. Herzog, is an acclaimed filmmaker with several award-winning movies to his credit, including a previous documentary, Grizzly Man, and the film Rescue Dawn, with Christian Bale. Cave of Forgotten Dreams is receiving rave reviews and will likely garner more award nominations for Herzog. While the scenes inside the cave are mesmerizing and the art is stunning, when the focus moves away from the art itself, the movie tends to drag. Some of the interviews are too academic, off-target and overly long. And Herzogs voiceover sometimes gets a little esoteric, including the line from which the title is derived These images are memories of long forgotten dreams. Huh? I also found the screeching, discordant soundtrack a bit distracting. And the postscript about atomic energy and albino crocodiles is simply bizarre, having little or nothing to do with the art and more to do with the directors views on nuclear power. But overlooking those minor faults, I do recommend Cave of Forgotten Dreams. This is a window into humanitys distant past, offering us a fascinating glimpse of the dangerous world in which our ancient ancestors lived. And the art is so beautiful, so aweinspiring that it really should be seen on the big screen. Since it probably wont have a long theater run, I urge you to catch it at the Tropic while you can. I was moved by the film and came out of the theater with a renewed sense of optimism. Surely, hopefully, any species capable of such beauty and artistic vision at its earliest beginnings cannot be all bad. Cave art is awe inspiringFrom Film,6B Tavernier 5 Cinema bbtheatres.com Sorry,no passes. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (PG-13) 1:15 (3D);4:05 (2D); 7:00 (2D);9:50 (3D) Crazy,Stupid Love (PG-13)1:25;4:10;7:05;9:45Cowboys&Aliens (PG13) 1:55;4:40;7:20;10:00Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)1:30 (3D);4:15 (2D); 7:10 (2D);9:55 (3D) Friends With Benefits (R) 2:00;4:35;7:30;10:00Tavernier 5 Cinema91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier FILM BRIEFSFree movie matinees for the summerMarathon Cinema offers free summer movie matinees aimed at children and adults. All shows begin at 2 p.m. Admission is a canned food item or dry goods product that can be used by the community food bank. Dates now scheduled: Monday, Aug. 8, kids; Tuesday, Aug. 9, teen movie; Wednesday, Aug. 10, adults; Wednesday, Aug. 17, adults. For more information, call 743-0408 or visit www. marathontheater.org.
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Goodbye, soul-searching; hello, facts-at-fingertips. The finding, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, doesn't prove that Google, Yahoo or other search engines are making us dumber, as some have asserted. We're still capable of remembering things that matter and are not easily found online, Sparrow said. Rather, it suggests that the human memory is reorganizing where it goes for information, adapting to new computing technologies rather than relying purely on rote memory. We're outsourcing "search" from our brains to our computers. "We're not thoughtless empty-headed people who don't have memories anymore," Sparrow said. "But we are becoming particularly adept at remembering where to go find things. And that's kind of amazing." In a series of four experiments at Columbia and Harvard, Sparrow and her team found that students are more likely to recall a trivial fact if they think it will be erased from the computer and forget it if they're assured it will be there. Similarly, the team proved that people are better at remembering where to find facts, rather than the facts themselves. The students, they found, recalled the names of files where information was stored, rather than the information itself. This creates a mental dependency on instant access to information, the team noted. No wonder the loss of our Internet connection feels like losing a friend, they wrote. Once we become reliant on a huge reservoir of information, it feels uneasy to be away from it, she said. "We must remain plugged in to know what Google knows," the paper concludes. But in many ways, this is no different than humans' age-old reliance on the "group memories" shared by friends, families and tribes, noted Sparrow and her colleagues at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University. We may not recall our aunt's birthday, the name of a high school teacher or who gave us that nice bottle of wine but someone we know does. "We all have these people in our lives who know certain things. And we dip into what they know, when we need it," said Sparrow. "We allow them to be responsible for it."Internet as people"I really think we are using the Internet the way we used to use people," she said. While Google said it could not comment on the premise of the paper, spokesman Gabriel Stricker said, "Search is how Google began, and we're constantly working to improve it. Search can always get better and faster at helping you find what you want, when you want it, where you want it." Proving that the Internet is merely an expanded network of people, New York University professor Clay Shirky, author of the book "Cognitive Surplus," has done the math: The articles, edits, and arguments on Wikipedia represent around 100 million hours of human labor, he calculated. That's more than 11,400 years. If we quit remembering, "The Internet would grind to a halt," Sparrow said. "Nobody would be feeding anything into it." There are losses unlike their great-grandparents, few of today's children can recite poems like "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner." Perhaps this is a skill that, when not practiced, turns rusty.Another viewSparrow disagrees with Nicholas Carr, whose alarming 2008 article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" explains what he sees as the brain-corrosive side effects of digital devices. It doesn't prove that we're incapable of thinking long and hard about anything, she said. "And it could be that once we stop worrying about memorizing dates and facts and names, we're better able to concentrate." In fact, a wired life may actually open up more creative things to do with our brain, the team said. Psychologists have long known that it is easier to grasp an abstract concept when the brain is not fixated on memorizing facts. "Why remember something if I know I can look it up again? In some sense, with Google and other search engines, we can offload some of our memory demands onto machines,''Roddy Roediger, a psychologist at Washington University, told Science in an accompanying article. Sparrow got interested in the topic one night at home, while watching the 1944 mystery-thriller "Gaslight." She knew she recognized the maid but couldn't remember her name. "Before the Internet, I'd trace it back in my mind ... thinking Where else did I see her? Was it in black and white, or color? Was I with friends, or not? What book might know?'Anything to find a clue," she said. Instead she went online and in seconds had an answer: An 18-year-old Angela Lansbury. "I turned to my husband and said What did we do before the Internet?'"We are now outsourcing' some processesMcClatchy-TribuneTECHNOLOGY MILITARY Upper KeysU.S. Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Jerry Renfroe, son of Amy Renfroe and Dennis Renfroe of Key Largo, has graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. During the eight-week training, Renfroe completed, among other things, courses in water safety and survival, first aid, firefighting and marksmanship. Renfroe is a 2010 graduate of Coral Shores High School of Tavernier.