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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Publication Date: 09-07-2011
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .2B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 7,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.72 25 CENTS Fishing the Florida Keys Theres plenty of action at the humps the blackfin tuna are nearly jumping into the boat.Captains column, 1B Reversing the trend Coral Shores,coming off two straight losses to Marathon,upends the Dolphins in both teamsfootball season openers.Story, 1B 23 Days toSept. 30 Oct. 2 Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUScores of onlookers watch as ground is broken Monday on the Irving R.Eyster Museum of Florida Keys History at mike marker 82.1 oceanside.The museum with conference center will be named for Eyster,93,considered one of the deans of Keys history.Itll be 15,300 square feet and is planned for a spring 2012 opening.The Matecumbe Historical Trust,of which Eyster is president,is the driving force behind the project.SPORTS This is the Ted Williams stamp thats coming out next year.DIGGING INTO A NEW MUSEUMBudget knife still slicingTold by the Monroe County Commission last month to cut his proposed $78.9 million 2011-12 budget, County Administrator is coming back this afternoon with some of those cuts. At a public hearing at 5:05 p.m. today at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo, Gastesi said he plans to unveil plans to merge the county Engineering and Project Management departments into the Public Works Division. He said doing so will save $201,000 annually. Were doing a reorganization of Public works, Engineering and Project Management. Were going to propose to consolidate them functionally in order to reduce overhead costs. We were able to eliminate two ... jobs. One was senior director and one was a senior director for special projects. Theyre both $80,000-plus salaries, Gastesi said. Gastesi said a foreman position would also be eliminated. The senior director jobs are currently vacant, he said. That brings the budget to $78.7 million. Gastesi said he plans to propose a 4.2173 property tax rate, which is 3.9 percent below the current year. It would raise roughly $78 million in property taxes. Thats what well present [today], expecting it to go down some more, he said. The 4.2173 tax rate would be a drop from the approved rate of 4.2267. At 4.2173, the owner of a $300,000 home would pay roughly $1,265, or $4.2173 for every $1,000 in assessed taxable value, in county property taxes. The tax rate is aggregate and does not apply to all residents; some live in special taxing districts. The budget still includes 5 percent cost-of-living adjustments for most nonunion county employees. Gastesi said doling out the raises which would be their first in five fiscal years would cost $782,000. The only employees excluded from receiving raises are the 18 in the Deferred Retirement Option Program, or DROP. Under DROP, government employees can retire after 30$200,000 more cut from the county, administrator says more is comingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY Keys teacherpay far exceeds the state averageIn response to what he calls personal attacks from members of the United Teachers of Monroe, John Dick, chairman of the Monroe County School Board, is conducting a history lesson of sorts.Hours before the board was expected to adopt a final budget for fiscal year 201112 on Tuesday, Dick unveiled numbers that he says illustrate part of the reason the School District faced a budget crisis that resulted in cuts of more than $9 million.These people complain, Give me my raise.Nobody has done what weve done for the teachers. I knew that other districts werent giving raises, but I didnt know it was this bad, he said. Drawing from numbers maintained by the School District and state Department of Education, Dick detailed that since the 2006-07 school year, the average teacher in Florida has received raises totaling $427, with a salary fluctuating between $45,296 in 2006 and $45,723 in 2010. Compare that to their counterparts in Monroe County who, on average, received $7,023 in raises over the five years. These are annual average salaries highest in the state for Florida Keys teachers: $50,775 in 200607; $54,083 in 2007-08; $56,272 in 2008-09; $56,674 in 2009-10; and $57,798 in 2010-11.The budgeting cycle began last year under the watch of then-Superintendent Joseph Burke and at one point featured a three-year transition to performance pay from automatic raises. Now, facing the bleak reality of the budget picture, Superintendent Jesus Jara has mandated seven teacher furlough days essentially a 3 percent pay reduction reversed Burkes planned 1.5 percent across-the-board raise, and delayed performance pay until next year.The union leadership is trying to rally people up to complain, Dick said, adding that he has received 14 emails on the subject just since Sunday. If we dont have the money, we just dont have the money. But when I see what weve done in the past five years and theyre complaining about us?UTM President Holly Hummell-Gorman explained why Monroe County teachers earn what they earn: The reason we experienced a line of fairly successful negotiations, which resulted in a long past-due correction between the cost of livingTo counter attacks,Dick unveils numbersBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSFriends: White left a big legacy Aside from being a big behind-the-scenes player in Keys politics, friends recalled that Brooks White, 63, was deeply passionate about the effect of AIDS on Key West and, more importantly, residents living with the disease.White, found dead in his Catherine Street home on Saturday, was the driving force behind the Friends of the Key West AIDS Memorial, a group that worked to establish the White Street Pier memorial in 1997. Each year since, the group has added paving stones bearing the names of those who died from AIDS complications the previous year. The memorial now has more than 1,000 names. Joe Pais, deputy director of AIDS Help, remembers White as a good person who would be sorely missed.He took it on because it was something that had to be done, Pais said of Whites work on the AIDS Memorial. He was a good organizer; he was a person who paid attention to every detail of every project he was ever associated with. But also was always in the background doing theHe was behind AIDS Memorial, political racesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBROOKS WHITE,1948-2011Splendid Splinter getting a stampAlongtime Islamorada resident who loved to tell fishing stories on local docks gets honored with his own U.S. Postal Service stamp in 2012. Ted Williams played a little baseball, too. Aset of four Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps to be released next year features Williams along with Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby and Willie Stargell. Ted Williams deserves a stamp for more than just baseball, said Islamorada fishing guide Gary Ellis. He was a great American. Williams remains best known as one of the finest hitters in baseball history, and in 1941 hit .406 the last time any Major League hitter topped .400.Williams nicknamed the Splendid Splinter played his entire Major League careerBaseball great Williams also a Keys fishermanBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Budget,3ASee White,2ASee Williams,2ASee Schools,3A Learning the ropesMonroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers and School Board member Robin SmithMartin go to politics school.Story, 4APast rap sheetThe only suspect in a Friday Key West homicide has done state prison time for grand theft.Story, 2A

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work and he never wanted the credit. Thats the best way to get things done. He was a team player and he made things happen. Numerous political candidates, including state Rep. Ron Saunders, Key West City Commissioner Mark Rossi and former Monroe County School Board member Steve Pribramsky, hired White to serve as their campaign manager.Pribramsky said he stayed close to White after hiring him to run a 2006 campaign; he said White had been battling an illness, although he wasnt sure of the specific malady.I thought the world of Brooks, he said. To me, he sort of epitomized whats great about the American political system he just wanted good people to be involved.I talked to him two or three weeks ago. I knew he was sick but I didnt know how sick he was. I anticipate what he did was probably a result of that. Astaffer at the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office confirmed White took his own life. Police reports say a friend last saw him alive on Thursday; the same friend discovered the body Saturday morning at Whites home.White apparently used several different kitchen knives, a pair of scissors and a box cutter to slash his forearms and thighs, leaving blood stains and smears all over his house; detectives also found a binder open to his life insurance policy, and numerous prescription medications.Pribramsky said White was an only child, preceded in death by his mother and survived by his father, who lives in a South Florida assisted-living facility. Funeral arrangements were pending Tuesday.Funeral plans still pendingFrom White,1A WHITEAdraft plan aimed at protecting threatened Florida Keys corals from trap damage goes to a federal fishery panel next week, but local lobster fishermen say the proposals need more work.The proposal Amendment 11 to the Spiny Lobster management plan of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council recommends creating a network of 52 relatively small areas around known colonies of staghorn and elkhorn corals in the Keys where no lobster traps could be placed.We only received an email version of the maps [Sept. 1], and theyre difficult to review in this form, said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association.The South Atlantic council is scheduled to consider the plan at Charleston, S.C., meetings Sept. 13 and 16.Considering the changes that have been made, this is hardly allowing sufficient time for our working group to reconvene, Kelly said Tuesday. Commercial trappers are willing to support the idea of a zoning plan, he said, but want to ensure the areas are effective and correctly placed.The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council originally gave tentative support to a plan to create 25 larger no-trap areas, but withdrew the proposal in the face of widespread opposition.The FKCFAhosted a two days of meetings earlier this summer with fishery staff, conservationists and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staff to review issues in the plan.Weve been very proactive, Kelly said. We were able better define coral areas including coral-nursery areas that were not in the original plan and eliminate large sand areas that werent protecting anything.The new plan suggests 52 zones along the Keys reef tract that are smaller in size. Kelly said the revised maps from the National Marine Fisheries Service were expected to be delivered by July 29 so they could be reviewed for problems.The delays in getting clearly defined maps have been considerable, Kelly said. Because of remaining issues, Id be very surprised if the council can finalize this amendment at the September meetings.Fishermen say the first draft no-trap zones were drawn using studies on trap movement in shallow water. Most of the zones in the federal jurisdiction are much deeper, with significantly less trap movement, he said.Our fishermen do not put traps on coral, Kelly said. Its less productive and damages the habitat that is essential to the species we harvest.Fishermen also are opposed to a proposed rule that would require trappers to replace existing trap ropes with color-coded lines that would indicate what fishery they were used in.Kelly said that would force the replacement of 8,257 miles of trap line, used on the 485,000 legally permitted lobster traps, at a cost of more than $12 million to the fishery. This is a very big unresolved issue for us, he said. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,September 7,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9181 THURS.9181 FRI.9181 SAT.9181 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:South Beach,Key West.Smathers Beach,Key West.Sombrero Beach,Marathon.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. 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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 BRIEFSHernstadt to hear sewer-work concernsMarathon City Manager has planned a meeting for Friday with Grassy Key residents upset about the curb stops and coral rocks installed as part of new central sewers. Those who want to address their concerns can meet up with Hernstadt from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the east end of Morton Street to discuss possible options for ground-level infrastructure protection.Course teaches pain managementThe Monroe County Health Department launches a series of chronic-disease self-management classes on Sept. 12.The series runs for six weeks, meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon starting Sept. 12 at the Roosevelt Sands Center, 105 Olivia St., Key West.This program, like one in Marathon, is a partnership with the Health Foundation of South Florida and based on a model developed at Stanford University. It covers topics such as nutrition, exercise, dealing with difficult emotions, appropriate medication use, evaluating new treatments and speaking with your physician. To find out more, call Jillian Lorenz at 809-5611. A ALAWLISSJanLawliss wasborn October27,1952.Janpassed awayaweekagolastThursday inherapartmentonCocoPlum, Marathon,Florida.Oneofthe foundingmembersofthe FloridaKeysWatercolor Society,Janhaswonmany awardsforherartworkand handledthePeoplesChoice A wardatthewatercolor societysyearlyshowatthe MarathonTheater.Shewillbe missedbyallherfriendsinthe Fl.KeysWatercolorSociety. AALAWLISSJanLawliss wasborn October27,1952.Janpassed awayaweekagolastThursday inherapartmentonCocoPlum, Marathon,Florida.Oneofthe foundingmembersofthe FloridaKeysWatercolor Society,Janhaswonmany awardsforherartworkand handledthePeoplesChoice Awardatthewatercolor societysyearlyshowatthe MarathonTheater.Shewillbe missedbyallherfriendsinthe Fl.KeysWatercolorSociety. No-trap zones a work in progressTrade group: They need more reviewCOMMERCIAL FISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comwith the Boston Red Sox, earning six American League batting titles, two hitting Triple Crowns, two MVP awards and 17 spots on AllStar rosters.He missed nearly five years to military service as a Marine Corps fighterbomber pilot (39 combat missions in Korea) and season-ending injuries.Curt Gowdy, the broadcaster who launched The American Sportsman, reportedly introduced Williams, who died in 2002, to the Keys.Williams bought a place of his own on Florida Bay, and became a familiar figure at the Islamorada Yacht Basins coffee shop. But always on his own terms Williams irascible nature is legendary.He was a piece of work, said Ellis, who guided Williams for a decade. He didnt look for recognition. But if Ted liked you, you had a best friend forever. And he had some really good friends in the Keys.Williams, an early advocate of catch-and-release fishing, helped launch the Islamorada Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament that expanded the popularity of backcountry fly fishing, and was among the first major celebrities to fish the Redbone benefit tournament founded by Gary and Susan Ellis.When Ted lent his name, that made a big difference in being able to lure other celebrities, Ellis said.Dave Purdo, an Islamorada fishing guide and village councilman, remembers my jaw dropped the first time he met Williams at the original World Wide Sportsman shop.When Purdo later greeted Williams at Calusa Cove, I was stunned he would even remember my name. He was a fun-loving and boisterous guy, and a great fisherman.Islamorada native Juanita Russell Knudsen remembers the boisterous part. Williams and guide Jack Brothers would visit a neighboring house, and their fishing tales would grow louder and more colorful as the night wore on.I had to shush Ted Williams more than once, Knudsen said. I told them we had a baby sleeping. He could be cantankerous, but he was always nice to our family.Ellis said he fished with Williams on a 10-day tarpon trip off Homosassa that fieldtested the fishing rod that would become Shakespeares iconic Ugli Stick.Would Williams be proud to become one of about two dozen Major League players to earn his own Postal Service stamp? Ellis laughed, I dont think hed give a.... From Williams,1A Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESIn Islamorada,Ted Williams (left) receives recognition,likely when he was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.Two years later,fellow Islamorada fisherman Curt Gowdy the Red Sox broadcaster who called Williams final at-bat in 1960 would be inducted,as well.Williams had to be shushed Murdersuspect has prison recordTod Geofrey Helfrich, the only suspect in the Friday homicide of 66-yearold Key Wester Carl Eric Johanson, is no stranger to the criminal justice system.Helfrich, 46, served state prison time from Sept. 19, 1999, to Nov. 22, 2001, for a grand-theft conviction. He also was sentenced to nearly three years of supervised release. When arrested Saturday in Orlando allegedly driving Johansons car, he was still on probation.Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said theres a good possibility Helfrich will be charged with murdering Johanson, found dead in his apartment at the Henry Haskins Senior citizen Plaza on Kennedy Drive around 2 p.m. on Friday.Now its just a matter of getting him back down here, Crean said. At this point, Helfrich is charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, grand theft auto and theft stemming from his use of an auto, credit card and cell phone belonging to Johanson, who was found bound and beaten. Crean said detectives know the particulars of the relationship between the two but theyre not disclosing the particulars at this point.The investigation is very much open and ongoing. All I can really say is that [police] knew at the scene that the victims truck, phone and credit card were missing, so they were able to track if they were being used, which they were.That led police to issue a statewide alert for Johansons auto, which resulted in Helfrich being pulled over in it in Orlando. He was booked into the Orlando jail a little after 6 p.m. Saturday. Crean said detectives are awaiting lab analysis of evidence gathered from the homicide scene. When theres a serious charge like this, they want to be sure everything is in order, she said. Local law enforcement was working with the U.S. Marshals Service and Monroe County State Attorneys Office to coordinate Helfrichs extradition to the Florida Keys. The 199-unit Senior Citizen Plaza, 1400 Kennedy Drive, is managed by the Key West Housing Authority. Its next door to the DePoo Psychiatric Hospital and across the street from Poinciana Elementary School. Fridays homicide was the second one in Monroe County this year. In May, an elderly Little Torch Key man killed his wife, then took his own life. In 2010, Monroe saw five homicides. Helfrich did two-plus years for grand theftBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCRIME FRONT HELFRICHTraffic death toll up to 11The cause of an auto crash in which three people died Monday the deadliest crash in the Florida Keys since August 2009 wont be known until more tests are done on the driver who caused it, says Monroe Countys medical examiner. Were still in the process, E. Hunt Scheuerman said. The crash happened about 3:25 a.m. at the Key Haven boat ramp at mile marker 5. The driver, Mark Dawood, 34, of Key West, plowed his 2004 Jeep into the ramp on northbound U.S. 1 at an excessive speed, the Florida Highway Patrol says. He sideswiped the guardrail, drove on the shoulder and down the incline, then rolled the Jeep into the ramp. He slid into the seawall and struck two men who were sitting on the wall. The two, described as homeless, died instantly. The Jeep, meanwhile, then went atop the seawall, spun and fell into the water 75 feet north of the men Dawood struck. One is identified as Lauren LaFlair, 57. The others name hasnt been released pending notification of next of kin.The deaths were the ninth, 10th and 11th traffic fatalities south of Florida City this year.Three die at Key Haven on MondayLOWER KEYSKeynoter Staff

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here and the salaries of our teachers, is that we were experiencing an extremely high turnover. We had teachers who were attracted to the Keys came and taught for one year and realized that working in their teaching position, as well as a second job, did not offer the quality of life that this profession would offer elsewhere in the state. She also took issue with what Dick characterized as a $443,000 mistake that resulted in 15 teachers 12 of whom no longer work for the district receiving oneyear raises ranging from $11,000 to $26,000.There was no mistake, Hummell-Gorman said via email. The superintendent [then Burke] and the districts chief negotiator [then Jara] insisted they would find the money for those raises.Burkes role in pushing for the unfunded raises is something Dick has pointed out many times, calling the now-nonexistent switch to a three-year performance contract a resume builder for Burke, who since July 1 has helmed the Lee County School District. I asked Dr. Burke many times, where are you getting the money for this raise and he guaranteed me, John, weve got it, Dick said. Now Joe Burke is gone and were stuck with a contract that we cant afford.To compare our pay to other teachers in other counties, who have been being paid a livable wage all along, is simply another attempt to avoid accountability and deflect responsibility for this situation, Hummell-Gorman said.UTM has filed with the state Public Employees Relations Commission a complaint alleging unfair labor practices by the School District stemming from, among other things, the furlough days. Ahearing hasnt been scheduled. years of employment, then get rehired by government again. If that happens, their monthly Florida Retirement System benefits accumulate and earn tax-deferred interest. When DROPparticipation ends after the maximum five years, the participant receives a payout and begins receiving his or her monthly retirement. Gastesi said he expects commissioners to bring up other employees who should not receive raises. That includes the County Attorneys Office, which was given across-the-board raises last year, people capped at the top of their salary range, and anyone whos received increases for any reason in recent years. Gastesi said the budget does not include raises for firefighters, while the Sheriffs Office has requested raises for its 463 full-time employees. Union members would receive an average increase of 4.2 percent. Their salaries are [generally] lower than the firefighters. The Sheriffs Office has put together a multi-year plan to reconcile their pay with the firefighters, Gastesi said. Also included in the budget will be $495,000 to restore Monday hours at all five county public library branches. That includes Big Pine Key, which has never been open Mondays. Gastesi said hes been in contact with numerous local governments about the idea of merging fleet management services countywide to reduce expenses for all entities. In October well have our first meeting on the public service alliance, he said. Wednesday,September 7,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Call for your appointment today!5177 O/S Hwy. Marathon (Across from Wendys)305-743-9917HEADHUNTERS HAIR & NAIL SALONSEPTEMBER SPECIALS HAIR HAIR1/2 OFF YOUR COLORWhen you bring a friend for color!Expires 9/30/2011NAILS NAILSBook a Pedicure andRECEIVE A MANICUREFREE!Expires 9/30/2011 CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 GRASSYKEYRESIDENTS NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING To view possible options for ground level Infrastructure protection Coral Rocks, Curb Stops, Bollards East end ofMorton Street September 9, 2011 1:30 to 2:30Published Keynoter 9/7/11 Family Fun Day! mm 59 Grassy Key www.dolphins.org 289-1121DOLPHINRESEARCHCENTERFree Admission for Florida Keys Residents Saturday, September 10 9 am 4:30 pmWatch dolphins in action Splash in the Sprayground Special activities for Kids! Fun for all ages! KEYSRECYCLING We buy ALL scrap metals Mon. Fri. 8 am to 4:30 pm Sat. 9 am to Noon1280 107th Street Marathon, FL 33050 (305) 587-3993 LC# 47161-106485 D Gastesi: More cutting comingFrom Budget,1A Fight night KOd in IslamoradaIslamorada Village Council members have made it clear that a boxing promoter eyeing Founders Park as a venue will have to look elsewhere. Two weeks ago, an advisory committee that recommends county advertising money for events held in the Keys approved $40,000 for Key West promoter Si Stern to put on his Fight Night event in Islamorada. The boxing event has been held in Mallory Square in Key West the past several years and is covered by the cable sports network ESPN. The advisory committee to the county Tourist Development Council approved the money based on the idea that national coverage would be good for local business. But council members, meeting Aug. 25, said comments they received from their constituents were overwhelmingly against holding the event at the park. Councilman Don Achenberg said the original intent of the park was to hold events that generate money for local nonprofit groups and charities, not forprofit events. Turning Founders Park into an engine that drives economic progress would violate that intent, he said.Mayor Michael Reckwerdt was in the audience at the TDCs District Advisory Committee meeting when the committee approved the advertising money. He told committee members that he would place the issue on a future meeting agenda. But his four colleagues told him the matter would be dead on arrival if it ever came up for a vote.Sterns group must now find a private venue by November or he will not receive the TDC money to promote the May event.Council:Park cant be used for for-profit eventsBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADABudget hearings ongoing countywideMonroe County property owners get the opportunity tell the Keysvarious taxing agencies what they think of their proposed 2011-12 budgets during public hearings throughout September. Many of them take place Thursday.Monroe County: 5:05 p.m. Thursday, Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102 bayside; 5:05 p.m. Sept. 12, Marathon Government Center, mile marker 48.5 bayside; 5:05 p.m. Sept. 15, Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., Key West.Key West: 6 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 19, Old City Hall, 510 Greene St.Marathon: 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 13, Marathon Government Center.Key Colony Beach: 5:15 p.m. Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive.Layton: 7 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 23, City Hall, mile marker 68.2 oceanside.Islamorada: 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 14, Founders Park Community Center, mile marker 87 bayside.Mosquito Control District: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 5224 College Road, Stock Island; 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Key Largo office, mile marker 100.7 oceanside.Key Largo Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services District: 6 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19, Station 24, 1 East Drive.South Florida Water Management District: 5:15 p.m. Sept. 20, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach.YOUR PROPERTY TAXESBudget hearing set forThursdayOutside of minor tweaking, not much has changed with the proposed fiscal year 2011-12 budget Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt rolled out on July 21.Thats likely to be the case again Thursday when the City Council meets for the first of two public hearings finalizing the budget before it takes effect Oct. 1. No net numbers are changing, Hernstadt said.The budget process in Marathon this year has been smooth, to say the least. Council members appeared satisfied with the budget from the start and have made little in the way of suggestions to tweak it thus far. The proposed operating budget $8.8 million. That doesnt include special revenue funds, the largest of which is capital infrastructure at $5.6 million. The citys enterprise funds marina, sewers and stormwater are financed with fees and not property taxes.I think [the budget] shows you how well things can go when a team works together. We put together a fair budget in these challenging times. I think they realize to provide a good level of service to the public, these are the resources well need, Hernstadt said.The proposed tax rate for the next fiscal year in Marathon is 1.9999, which is 3.41 percent under the rollback rate of 2.0705. Rollback is the rate necessary to generate the same amount of property tax revenue as the current year.At the 1.9999 rate, the owner of a $300,000 home in Marathon would pay $599 in property taxes next fiscal year.Thursdays meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONUnion: Raises were catch-upFrom Schools,1AHERES TO YOU,MR.BEER SERVER GUY Keynoter photo by TODD SWIFTCrowds line up to sample more than 100 varieties of beer at the BrewFest Tasting Festival on Key Wests South Beach Saturday.The second annual Brewfest spanned the Labor Day weekend with events around the city.The Southernmost Hotel Collection teamed with the Key West Sunrise Rotary to host the event,with proceeds going to the Rotarys charitable efforts. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos NEWS BRIEFSEaster Seals solicits designsEaster Seals Florida Keys has put out the call to artists to design the agencys 2011 holiday ornament. Atradition since 1989, the collectible gold-over-brass ornaments are produced in a limited edition by the Charleston Mint and sold to raise money for Easter Seals programs that help children and adults with disabilities and other special needs. The theme is Holiday Conch Houses of the Florida Keys. Designs must be original artwork and done as a pen and ink with accommodation for an arc on the topside. The design must be accompanied by a title of no more than five words, and the artists signature, name, address, phone number and email address. Also include a paragraph about the subject.Mail submissions to Easter Seals Florida Inc., 3718 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Suite F, Key West, FL33040 or call 294-1089 for more information. CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551

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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,September 7,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2011 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALPolitics arent for disastersLETTERS TO THE EDITORNo respect for teachersIt is with dismay that I all too often read about and hear accusations against public school teachers and their unions. We are accused of being fearful of accountability and standing in the way of improving education in America. In reality, teachers unions are helping lead the way in educational reform, fighting for our teachers to have the resources, materials and support necessary to deliver high-quality instruction to Americas students especially in Monroe County. In May 2010, the United Teachers of Monroe invited a committee of School District administrators to an intensive three-day conference in Minneapolis addressing the topic of reforming teacher evaluation systems. Since then, UTM has had an active commitment with the School District, working together to develop and implement a new teacher evaluation system. Historically, UTM has had a collaborative relationship with the School District administration. This relationship has changed dramatically. We each know there are budget issues to be addressed. In June 2010, UTM put forth and ratified two letters of understanding that were initiated to assist with a looming budget crisis in a proactive manner. The employees, regardless of union membership, voted to work for three days without pay and to provide for out-of-county teachers to be hired if they waived all but 10 years of experience. Both measures would have saved the district significant amounts of money. If further measures are needed, the contract in place clearly states how to appropriately bargain such impacts on the employees. Instead, the letters of understanding have been cast aside, and the district is paying a labor attorney to help unilaterally impose changes and violate our collective bargaining rights. This is not only disrespectful to the employees that work in good faith for the district; it is a clear violation of a contract that has been bargained in good faith. It is because of its employees that the School District has risen to the rank of eighth in our state. We have all earned respect yet we are disrespected. District officials must change their approach and work with the employees and their representative, the union. Kimberly Lowell, teacher Key Largo School UTM vice presidentAnd if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. The New Testament, Matthew, XV, 14Whether its hurricanes or floods, partisanship has no role when national emergencies rear headsU.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., has decided a 40 percent cut in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane-hunter flights would be good for the country. He also said last week that any emergency relief approved in the wake of Hurricane Irenes destructive floods would have to be offset with cuts to other parts of the federal budget. Cantor clearly doesnt care or even want to find out the kind of damage averted and lives saved by more accurate hurricane forecasting made possible by NOAAs experts. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said budget cuts for NOAAflights wont get off the ground in the U.S. Senate. Interviewed by Miami Herald reporters last week, Nelson said: Why do we have to keep going through these kinds of battles? Why, indeed. It seems even a blind man would realize that sending planes into the eye of budding hurricanes as they approach our shores helps emergency management officials better prepare vulnerable communities ahead of storms. Just witness Hurricane Irene, which demonstrated the accuracy of the National Hurricane Centers forecasts, sparing Florida a costly hurricane alert and/or possible evacuation. Data secured by hurricane hunters flying into the storms path allowed emergency management officials in five midAtlantic states to order evacuations of low-lying areas, staff up emergency shelters and move recovery assets into areas ahead of Irenes arrival. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., said the cost of the hurricane hunters operations [$42 million] pale in comparison to the lives and money saved with the increasingly accurate predictions that come from these flights. As if to underscore the importance of the federal governments role in disaster response, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took issue with Republican noisemakers from his own political party. Our people are suffering now, and they need support now. And [Congress] can all go down there and get back to work and figure out budget cuts later, the Republican governor told a crowd on Sunday as he accompanied President Obama on a tour of flood-ravaged New Jersey towns. Party politics pale when viewed through the eyes of those hit by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. As Congress returns from its August recess, let us hope that those with eyes to see wont follow the fools path of blind partisanship. Dredging extortionRe: The story Dredging costs likely to reach into millions: Monroe County is now realizing that without proper channel dredging and boat-basin depth maintenance, our local economy will be devastated. Well guess what: This has been an ongoing problem with not only the county but with every individual property owner who has waterfront property and needs to maintenance dredge to maintain a viable waterway or harbor. The bureaucratic culprit is the South Florida Water Management District, which has dictatorial control over Florida waters. That is one of the reasons that our new governor, Rick Scott fired more than 130 district workers and is attempting to pare down its authority to stop business from progressing and surviving in our state. We have millions of acres of seagrass and if you want to remove one acre, you would think that you are destroying the planet. What about destroying our businesses and our livelihood? Where does that rate in the scheme of things? There is no balance. We applied almost three years ago for a maintenance dredge for our boat basin, which is full of seagrass. Youd think we wanted to build the Empire State Building on the site. We finally prevailed over the district but now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants us to mitigate the removal of the seagrass, equivalent of hijacking us for more than $100,000, money we do not have. We are being told that we have to mitigate. For Gods sake, the seagrass will grow back just like it did when the basin was originally dug. How do you think it got there in the first place. If you want to see how difficult it is to obtain a permit from the Water Management District, go to its website, www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting /PopulateLOVs.do?flag=1 Type in Monroe County and select a year going back a few years. When the list comes up, click on the word application and see what it takes to do any work in Florida waters. What really happens when you read a permit application that says terminated because the applicant did not complete the permit is that the district completely wore down the applicant financially because every report that has to be submitted costs thousands of dollars, and the applicant finally gives up because he or she is being beat to death financially. It is time this agency takes on a business-friendly attitude or we will all continue to suffer financially. Gino Angella Hollywood, Key Largo The city of Key West has asked the Monroe County Commission for $30,000 in boating improvement funds to dredge the Sunrise Canal at Riviera Drive and 19th Street. Downsize the trash cansThe Islamorada Village Council is considering renewing Veolia ES Solid Wastes contract for 10 years. The length of the contract seems to be the sticking point with several councilmen. What is overlooked, I believe, is an issue that should receive careful consideration: Mega-sized garbage and recycle cans picked up by robotic arms. Aclose relative of mine lives in a Southwest Florida town. Ayear ago its city council signed a similar contract. The 90-gallon garbage cans and the 65-gallon recycling cans are more than unpopular. Their use created a political uproar and will probably be an election issue. The increase in the fee was a minor problem; the major problem was the size of the cans. After several elderly widows were injured trying to move the cans to the street, it was decided that people that were physically unable to cope could get a letter from their doctor and the company driver would move the can to the street and return it to the back yard. The city ordinance required that except on pick-up day, all cans must be kept out of sight. My local concern is twofold. I live on Ocean Lane on Upper Matecumbe Key, a very narrow deadend street. The narrow right of way will require that cans be placed on private property. This location is not a problem with normal-sized cans. However, most properties have overhanging trees and I doubt there is enough radius head room for the robot arm to pick up the mega-cans and dump the contents into the truck hopper (my relative reports that the dumping process is prone to scattering trash). My second concern is physical ability. How is my wheelchair-bound neighbor going to cope with mega-cans? Why is the council even considering a system that will cost us more and create a citizen uproar? Veolia works for us; we do not work for Veolia. Bill Todd IslamoradaHospital caresOn Aug. 26, I arrived home to a phone call from an elderly neighbor who had accidentally drunk turpentine. He was very worried and concerned and asked me what he should do. I called the emergency room at Fishermens Hospital and they gave me the number to the poison control center. I called them immediately, then went to the neighbors home and relayed the information. Minutes later, I returned home to find my phone ringing. Fishermens ER and radiology staff were calling to tell me my neighbor and dear friend needed to come to the ER to be seen immediately. He followed their advice and went to the emergency room. All is well today thanks to all of my caring co-workers and family at Fishermens Hospital. I feel that we are so lucky to have the wonderful physicians and staff of Fishermens Hospital. They really do care and it shows. Susie Locher MarathonTwo from Keys in politics schoolIn this school of sorts, the coursework features walking tours of inner-city neighborhoods, exercises on how to balance a mock municipal budget and a guest speaker who has pleaded guilty to charges of extortion, perjury and publicmeetings violations.Welcome to the Good Government Initiative, an effort to improve the quality of leadership in corruptionplagued South Florida. At the heart of that lofty goal is this question: Can public officials be taught to avoid the mistakes of their ethics-challenged forbears and to better serve their constituents in an often-toxic political climate? Theres an old saying that when the student is ready, the teacher appears, said Katy Sorenson, the former MiamiDade County commissioner who retired last year and founded the program. And I think that people that are eager to learn seek that out and can learn lessons.The programs inaugural class began meeting last week. The group comprises 18 state lawmakers, county commissioners, city council and school board members in their first term or first four years in elected office in Monroe, MiamiDade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. In eight sessions between August and November, they will cover a syllabus ranging from land use regulations to dealing with the media.Keys participants are Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers and School Board member Robin Smith-Martin. Driving the program is the idea that elected officials particularly rookies can learn to ask more pointed questions, propose effective policies and work together at a regional level to tackle big problems. Sorensons program is the first broad effort geared at fostering relationships among local officials. When you run for office, you have a certain mindset, said Juan Carlos Zapata, a former Republican state representative from Miami who spoke to the programs students in their first session. And then you get elected and you realize how things really operate. Nobody really prepares you for this. Sorenson, in collaboration with the University of Miami and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, created the program to fill a leadership void she saw in local politics. She met with scores of public officials to brainstorm a curriculum. The biggest frustration is this apparent gridlock and ultra-partisanship keeping people from working together, Carruthers said. Aclass like this can really break through that.Smith-Martin said he hopes to bring out of it a better understanding of how to improve state funding for our schools, share best practices for inter-agency resource management and create a regional working group for improved government.Carruthers is more specific.We exchange information about contacts or methods that we can use directly and immediately. For example, I had a long discussion with another commissioner about how to partner with companies that can provide us with energy-efficient LED lighting without having to come up with a significant up-front capital investment. While I had been familiar with this approach, this conversation confirmed for me that the potential savings can be immense. In their first session Aug. 26y, the students lunched in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coral Gables with political veterans including former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart. After lunch came walking tours of Miamis Little Havana and Overtown, which some of the participants from outside of MiamiDade had never seen. The neighborhoods themselves mattered less than the big issues they represented: Historic preservation and community development. Scheduled for a future class is a discussion with former Palm Beach County Commissioner Jeff Koons who pleaded guilty last year to several state corruption charges. Aplea deal for five years of probation and an $11,500 fine allowed Koons to avoid jail time.They join 16 others in crash courseBy PATRICIA MAZZEIpmazzei@MiamiHerald.comGOOD GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE NEWS BRIEFSForum focuses on childhood obesityThe topic of childhood obesity will be addressed during a free seminar provided by the Community Health Ministries in the Upper Keys, part of the Pastoral Care Department of Baptist Health South Florida, on Sept. 15.Childhood Obesity will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the main conference room at Mariners Hospital, mile marker 91.5.The talk-show format will be moderated by Rev. Pam Feeser of Community Health Ministries. Panelists will include Pastor Tony Hammon of Island Christian Church and Susan Dukar, Mariners Hospital dietitian. Mariners Chef Wes Brage will prepare a light meal during a cooking demonstration.Parents and children are invited to the free seminar. Reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 852-1612.

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For the third consecutive year, Florida lawmakers will attempt to fix the states foreclosure court mire with legislation that streamlines the process and, in some cases, gives banks quicker access to repossession. The proposed legislation, called the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act, has yet to be filed, but Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, is passing around a draft bill and seeking input. She said shes received hundreds and hundreds of email responses to her request and is making revisions before filing it for consideration during the 2012 session. But some foreclosure defense attorneys fear the proposed legislation will be a step toward making Florida a nonjudicial foreclosure state where banks dont have to seek a courts permission to foreclose on a struggling borrower. Others say there are positive changes for homeowners in the plan, but they are wary about what it will look like after its vetted by Tallahassee power-brokers and businessfriendly committees. Its fair to the people who are able to lobby the Legislature, its not fair to the homeowner, said foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim, senior partner with the Weston-based Oppenheim Law. The biggest problem I have is there is a sense in this that we can trust the banks in terms of bringing these actions. The irony is that time and time again weve seen that we cant trust them. Some provisions of the current proposal include:Alender could choose to foreclose without going to public auction if what is owed by the borrower exceeds 120 percent of the value of the property, but the lender is then barred from seeking a deficiency judgment against the borrower.Aborrower challenging a final foreclosure judgment could only claim monetary damages and not seek to regain ownership of the home. Currently, a borrower can seek to reverse a judgment and win back his home.Afinal judgment would have to be entered in uncontested foreclosure cases within 45 days instead of the current 90 days.If a note is lost, the bank would have to describe why it has the authority to foreclose on a property and specifically identify the document that grants it that authority. Banks are currently allowed to be more vague when describing that authority. Attorney Tom Ice, of Royal Palm Beach-based Ice Legal, said requiring the plaintiff to specify its authority at the beginning of the case could increase efficiency. Currently, the banks are not specific and will change their theory of ownership on the fly, sometimes in the middle of trial, said Ice, whose firm defends home-owners. Without specificity, litigating against the bank is like pushing on a balloon. When you make headway in one area, something pops up somewhere else. But Ice said hes opposed to a provision that would allow a homeowner to seek only monetary damages if a house was wrongfully foreclosed on. This measure, Ice said, is mainly to protect title insurers who would have greater losses if the home had already been resold to a third party. This fails to recognize that a home is more than a mere monetary asset to the homeowner because the homeowner can never get the home back, he said. Another concern for foreclosure defense attorneys is the hastened timeline for uncontested cases. Lynn Drysdale, an attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, said some homeowners are on a dual track system where the bank is considering them for a loan modification while also foreclosing on them. In those cases, Drysdale said the homeowner may ignore foreclosure paperwork, leaving their case uncontested in the eyes of the court. Still, with Floridas courts grappling with a mounting foreclosure backlog of 260,815 cases, Drysdale said she is open to legislative solutions. The possibilities are always there that the two sides can work out something that neither side is thrilled with but is a comfortable medium, Drysdale said. Im not sure Im thrilled with the methods proposed, but that doesnt mean deliberations cant occur to ensure we still have due process in foreclosures. Wednesday,September 7,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com AIR CONDITIONING MARATHON A/C & APPLIANCESSales & Service Fast Reliable Service Lic # CAC017490 (305) 743-5051 ARTIC-TEMPResidential Commercial Marine Sales Repair Refrigeration Ice Machines Lic # CAC 053827. 743-5288 Danas Air ConditioningRepairs & Replacement Commercial & Residential Ice Machines Pool Heaters Lic # CAC 056642 (305) 289-9498 Windswept A/C & Appl.Shut Your Windows,Shut Your Doors You Ain't Gonna Be Hot No More! Great Prices! Good Service! Lic @ CAC056987. 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The three are continually recognized by patients and associates, always exceed expectations and model the G2G guiding principles (servant leadership, never settling and always doing the right thing). Financial counselor Lopez-Dor is a fifth-generation Conch who has been with the hospital for 17 years. Radiation technologist Reichert has been worked in the radiology department since June 2010 and was previously a personal trainer in Key West. Registered nurse Longshore has been providing nursing care to patients at Lower Keys Medical Center for 13 years.Biodiesel firm gets federal certificationMarathon BioDiesel Inc., a local company that is recycling used cooking oil into an alternative fuel for vehicles, has recently received ASTM 6751 certification from the U.S. government. The certification means the companys biodiesel meets federal fuel quality standards. Legislative proposal aims to speed up foreclosures LONGSHORE REICHERT LOPEZ-DOR Florida KeysBusiness Cards

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 7,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 2B Lost,thankfully found A quick-thinking Key West bar owner helps reunite a new bride and her wedding dress. Story, 5B Jans Coming Out Lesbian-themed film makes its U.S.debut Thursday at the Tropic in Key West. Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleCanes avenge past two lossesJust about anything could have been considered an improvement Friday, given the fact that Coral Shores High School lost its last two football matchups against Marathon High School by a combined score of 119-0. But the Hurricanes turned the tables in a big way in 2011, overcoming an early deficit and winning the Keys rivalry on the Dolphinshome field, 25-13. Coral Shores overcame some sloppy play early and its size and depth overcame a thin Dolphins squad in the end. Anytime you come to Marathon and youre fortunate enough to get a victory, were very excited, new Canes coach Ed Holly said. As they got tired, we were able to capitalize on some things. When we first came out, they were flying around the ball. Dolphins coach Lance Martin said he stressed to his players all week that this years matchup wouldnt be the cakewalk its been in recent years. They might be the same kids that ran around against us [before], but theyre well coached; theyre disciplined; they got a game under their belt. Were young; I dont know how many freshmen we were starting out there, Marathon coach Lance Martin said. In the first quarter, the Dolphins took possession at the Coral Shores 37-yard line after a long punt return by senior Trevelle Beckford. Senior Dwayne Ellis capped a sevenplay drive with an eight-yard touchdown run with 3:13 left in the quarter. The Dolphins led 7-0 after the extra point. Marathon continued to pressure the Canes defense, but failed to put points on the board. The Dolphins punted after a Karlos Perez interception and the CanesAlberto Anderson picked off a pass in the end zone on the next drive. The Canes wasted little time capitalizing on the turnover, working a trick halfback option play to perfection on its first play of the ensuing drive. The running back ran right on what appeared to be a running play, but insteadSize, depth power team over DolphinsCORAL SHORES 25,MARATHON 13 Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High School senior Trevelle Beckford runs the ball during a 25-13 loss Friday to rival Coral Shores.Beckford ran for 49 yards and passed for 35 more,but the Canessize and depth was too much for the Dolphins.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSee Football,2B Tuna showing most consistencyThis time of year, if an offshore trip is what their anglers book, most charter captains head in the general direction of the humps. They search for dolphin on their way to and from, and concentrate on tuna at their destination. This past week, dolphin were found around floating pieces of junk in weed lines anywhere from 15 to 25 miles out. I know that seems like a broad stretch of real estate, but thats been the zone lately. There have also been some nice wahoo and tripletail located on the same weed lines. But the most consistent offshore bite remains tuna blackfins and skipjack at the humps (underwater mounts). On the reef, the yellowtail snapper are beginning to bite more consistently as the fish have recovered from their spawn. There are even some good-size fish showing up in the more shallow areas. Sharks have been a real problem lately, but the shallower you get, the less likely you are to encounter toothy predators. Ive also had reports of some decent mutton snapper mixed in with the yellowtails. Theyre biting live ballyhoo on heavier jig heads drifted back in the slick. The mackerel are increasing in numbers on the reef, mostly ceros right now with the occasional king, which is a sign of good things to come. The patch reefs are holding plenty of keeper-size yellowtails plus good numbers of mangroves. There are also quite a few short grouper coming up from theHit the humps for blackfins and skipjacksFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Fishing remains excellent in Key Largo,as this catch shows.Fin RazerCapt.Bill Noble and mate Adrian Demblans brought in this haul of dolphin,snapper, amberjack and tripletail. Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn See Fishing,2B Turnovers cost the football ConchsThe film of Friday nights game, which Key West High football coach Jerry Hughes watched on Labor Day morning, only confirmed what he already knew. You cant win with five fumbles and you lose four of them, Hughes said, lamenting the mistakes the Conchs made in a 17-14 double-overtime loss to Miami High before a big opening-night crowd at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. The long night ended when the StingsVirgilio Velasquez kicked a 27-yard field goal in the second fourdown overtime session. Long before that, the Conchs enjoyed a 7-0 lead, made possible by a 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tommy Ruffennach (making his first varsity start) to Clive Georges. It was still 7-0 at the half, but on the Conchsfirst possession of the third quarter, NaQuan McNeill lost a fumble on his 40 yard line and the momentum changed. That was the turning point, Hughes said. Miami, led by running back Elvis Trujillo and quarterback Kelvin Reyes, marched into the red zone before being faced with a third-and-11 on the 16. On the next play, Anthony Rice was assessed a personal foul for roughing Reyes. That gave the Stingarees a firstand-goal on the 6. Reyes had to leave the game, but his replacement, Antwan Peterson, eventually scored from a yard out and. With 6:15 left in the quarter, the game was tied, 7-7. Another fumble this one by Deonte Stemage on a punt return gave Miami a chance to win late in regulation. And the Stingarees appeared to have won when Velasquez kicked a 39-yard field goal with six seconds left. But while they celebrated, it was ruled that Key West had called a time-out before the ball was snapped. After another time-out and with the crowd screaming, Velasquez missed on his next attempt. That set up an overtime in which each team got four chances from the opponents 10 yard line. Stingarees field goal seals victoryMIAMI HIGH 17,KEY WEST 14By DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor Photo by BERT BUDDEKey Wests Clive Georges hauls in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Ruffennach in the first quarter of Friday nights game against Miami High.See Conchs,2BVenice sets down Conchs in threeThe Key West High School volleyball team picked a tough team to open the season against. Tall and talented, the Venice High Indians, who have a storied volleyball tradition, swept the Conchs, 25-20, 25-11, 2511, before about 150 fans Saturday morning at the Bobby Menendez Gym. Thats one of the best teams well see this season, Conchs coach Jessy Hulme said afterward, but I did expect to win a game. Key Wests best chance to win came in the first game when it battled back from being down, 22-12. In a surge led by the jump-serving aces of Olha Morekhodova and the kill shots of Britney Price, the Conchs closed to within 22-20 before the Indians ran off the final three points. In the next two games, Venices relentless attacking wore down the Conchs, who at times let balls drop because of miscommunication. I saw a lot of good things, but we have a lot to work on, Hulme said. We have the confidence, but we need to trust each other on the court. The Conchs served well but were overmatched at the net, especially by 6-foot-3 middle blocker Bianca Echtler, who had 14 kills, including seven in the third game. We block and attack hard, said Echtler, whose specialty was a running, leaping kill shot from the end of the net. With that shot, its hard to track the ball, and the blockers are left out of position, Hulme said. Price led the Conchs with five kills. She also had a service ace and scored with blocks and quick two-handed push shots. Morekhodova, a Russian-born transfer from Argentina, led the team in digs and showed solid skills in her debut. It was the third consecutive victory for the undefeated Indians, but in late October they wont be going to the playoffs: Theyve been banned from postseason play for three years by the Florida High School Athletic Association because the team and coach Brian Wheatley threw the second-place trophy into Tampa Bay after losing in last falls regional tournament. The Conchs play at Coral Shores in Tavernier at 6:30 p.m. Thursday before returning for a home match against Naples Lely at 11 Saturday morning.First game is close but not final twoKEY WEST VOLLEYBALLBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor Venice Highs Danika Yoder scores with a tap shot despite the blocking effort of Key Wests Britney Price.Photo by BERT BUDDE

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They were sitting back thinking we were going to fake it. Agood snap and [putting] the kick in would have given us some momentum going into the half. Theyre high school kids and its the first game and you learn from your mistakes, he said. Coral Shores took a 13-7 lead with 5:00 remaining in the third quarter, scoring on an eight-play drive after a blocked punt set them up on the Dolphins33-yard line. Later in the half, Marathon lost its quarterback tandem of Tommy Dodamead and Beckford within just a few plays. Beckford suffered repeated cramps, while Dodamead was hurt fighting for yards on a quarterback keeper. The Dolphins couldnt muster much offense the rest of the way and the Coral Shores depth began to show in the fourth quarter. Andrew Garcia ran a ball in from 28 yards out to make it a 19-7 game with 8:47 left in the fourth quarter. But the Dolphins were within six points with 3:42 remaining after Coral Shorespunter bobbled a snap near his own goal line. The ball fell to the ground and hit a player in the back when the punter attempted to kick it forward. Ramarlo Robertson recovered the ball in the end zone for a Marathon touchdown that made the score 19-13 after a missed extra point. The Dolphins were unable to stop the Coral Shores running game on the next drive and the clock ran down to 23 seconds when Marathon called its final timeout. Garcia put the game out of reach with a 31-yard touchdown run on a fourthdown play with just 15 seconds left. Coral Shores (1-0) is scheduled to host Northwest Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Dolphins are slated to host Miami Country Day on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.Garcia TD wins itFrom Football,1BSPORTS BRIEFSFlag football, PE about to startThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is now registering players for its upcoming flag football season. The league has two divisions, ages 4 and 5, and 6 and 7. Cost is $40 per player. Practice starts Sept. 21 at the Marathon Community Park soccer fields. To register, call the park office at 743-6598. Also at the Marathon Community Park, homeschool students in elementary school can participate in physical education starting Sept. 15. To sign up for the free program, call 7436598. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photosbottom on the patches. The water in the bay seems to be getting a bit rain-cooled lately, and the mangroves are responding well. Ive also had reports of spotted sea trout being caught around the grassier banks in the Marathon area. There is a size limit for spotted sea trout of 15 to 20 inches total length. The limit is four per harvester per day. The season is closed November and December, so get out there now. The mangroves and sea trout can both be taken with live shrimp fished below a popping cork. You want your shrimp to ride just above the tips of the grass for best results. Small live pinfish will do the same and often increase the number of bigger mangroves caught.The weeks bestFishing on the Papa Pips out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon, Capt. Howard Kelley, Capt. Zach Willis and mate Neil Apley hosted families from Florida and Minnesota. Offshore, they had catches of gaffer-size dolphin in the 15-pound range and, on the reef, they caught yellowtail snapper. The Steadman family opted for catch-and-release shark fishing in Florida Bay and had a blast landing big lemon sharks. Capt. Jeff Shelar, of Catch-Em-All Charters docked at Captain Pips, put his anglers on yellowtail and mangrove snapper on the reef. Offshore, one of his guests landed a 40pound amberjack. The SeaSquared hosted groups from Georgia and Florida for trips to the reef, with catches of yellowtail and mangrove snapper coming back to the dock to be enjoyed as cook-yourcatch in Marathon. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Reel Lucky Charters at Turtle Kraals in Key West, says they hit the tarpon, barracuda, sharks and snappers real hard not far from Key West Harbor. These fish are responding to cut threadfin herring mixed with ballyhoo. Offshore in 500 to 700 feet of water, Mottices anglers have been catching nice dolphin and wahoo on trolled ballyhoo.Casting for CharityCapt. Spiders weekly Casting for Charity contest takes place Thursday at the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. The fun contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and this weeks recipient is the Marathon Wild Bird Center. Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, Sea Squared@bellsouth .net and www.SeaSquaredCharters.com.Sea trout bitingFrom Fishing,1B Miami got the ball first and scored on another yard run by Peterson. The Conchs then tied it at 14-14 on a Ruffennach pass to Rice in the corner of the end zone and an extra point by Orion Jones. In the second overtime, the Conchs could not gain a yard. On fourth down, a 29yard field-goal attempt by Jones was blocked by a Miami lineman who was not touched. Amental letdown, said Hughes. The Stingarees then took their turn, and when they couldnt move the ball against the Conchsaggressive defense, Velasquez came in and won the game. Key West used its new no-huddle offense, but the reviews were mixed. McNeill gained 61 yards on 20 carries and Ruffennach completed eight of 13 passes for 70 yards and two TDs. We got off 59 plays in regulation, Hughes said. Fifty-nine plays and seven points. The Conchs will play host to highly regarded North Miami Beach, a regional semifinalist last season, at 7:30 Friday night.Miami Beach nextFrom Conchs,1BFootball Eagles get forfeit winWithout a single snap, Island Christians Schools football Eagles picked up the new seasons first win. The scheduled opponent for the ICS opener on the road, Florida Christian Institute of Fort Myers, canceled shortly before Fridays game. Florida Christian staff could not be reached for reasons for the cancellation. The Eagles (1-0) now are slated to visit Miami Christian Schools Victors in Northwest Miami on Friday. Game time was not confirmed at press time. The Victors (0-1) lost a 39-2 contest against Donahue Academy on Friday, according to www.MaxPreps.com ICSEagles visit Donahue on Sept. 17. Coach Bruce Gendrons squad plays its first game in Islamorada on Sept. 24 against Oasis Academy. The Island Christian Lady Eagles (1-0) open their home volleyball season at 4 p.m. Thursday against Calusa Prep.Team travels on Friday to the VictorsUPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com

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Wednesday,September 7,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A d / 3274600 NOTICEOFACTION BEFORETHEBOARDOF CHIROPRACTICMEDICINE INRE:Thelicensetopractice chiropracticmedicineof KrisFreund,D.C. 5701OverseasHighway, A pt.11 Marathon,Florida33050 CASENO.:2011-02732 LICENSENO.:CH2441 TheDepartmentofHealthhas filedanAdministrative Complaintagainstyou,acopy ofwhichmaybeobtainedby contacting,TariRossitto-Van Winkle,AssistantGeneral Counsel,ProsecutionServices Unit,4052BaldCypressWay, Bin / C65,TallahasseeFlorida 32399-3265,(850)245-4640 Ifnocontacthasbeenmadeby youconcerningtheaboveby September21,2011,the matteroftheAdministrative Complaintwillbepresentedat anensuingmeetingofthe BoardofChiropracticMedicine informalproceeding. Inaccordancewiththe A mericanswithDisabilitiesAct, personsneedingaspecial accommodationtoparticipate inthisproceedingshould contacttheindividualoragency sendingthisnoticenotlater thansevendayspriortothe proceedingattheaddress givenonthenotice.Telephone: (850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771(TDD)or 1-800-955-8770(V),viaFlorida RelayService. PublishAugust17,24,31, September7,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3559200 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO. 442009CA000569A001PK LivingLIVING BRIEFSFree plant clinic today in Key LargoYou can get problem insects identified and your plant problems diagnosed at a free plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102. Master gardeners from the Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service will do the diagnosis in Suite 244. Bring a sample of your plant and, if possible, one of the problem insects.Marathon students cooking FridayThe Marathon High School culinary class cooks up its first community dinner of the new school year from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the school, 350 Sombrero Beach Road. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for students, free for kids under age 5. The all-youcan-eat Hawaiian buffet includes pumpkin and pineapple soup, dolphin with pineapple salsa, ginger chicken, sweet potatoes, banana cake and more.Unity prayer day is on ThursdayUnity of the Keys, 1011 Virginia St. in Key West, celebrates Unitys World Prayer Day on Thursday with prayer vigils at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The theme is Together We Shine. The tumultuous events of 2011 have changed many lives, both here and abroad. World Day of Prayer gives us a chance to come together and celebrate our oneness in spirit with each other and our world. Through a shared prayer consciousness, we can make a positive difference in our community and foster healing and wholeness in the world, Rev. Phillip Smedstad said. Jans Coming Out has U.S.debut at TropicFresh from a huge success at Londons 25th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Jans Coming Out, a new British documentary, makes its U.S. premiere at Key Wests Tropic Cinema Thursday at 8 p.m.Presented by WomenFest and the Tropic, the film will be introduced by writer and director Carolyn Reid, producer Alison Thompson and title character and presenter Jan Walker, all in Key West for Thursdays opening night.Jans Coming Out follows the journey of the 50something Walker who, while her philandering husband watches soccer on TV, herself watches The L Word and wonders if shes missing the real deal. Jan gets a divorce and wastes no time finding out what the lesbian world is all about: She goes on lesbian cruises, and visits lesbian conventions and lesbian and gay pride events. She meets and interviews scores of famous and unknown trailblazing lesbians, including actors Meredith Baxter (her childhood crush), Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono, and comedians Dana Goldberg and Julie Goldman. Now that Jan knows shes a lesbian, theres so much more to learn. From Manchester to West Hollywood, she asks for and gets advice from every stripe of lesbian young and old, couples and singles. Is she an alpha or a beta? Butch or femme? Does she have to be anything at all?Reid, Thompson and Walker may answer these questions and more in a question-and-answer session following Thursdays screening.We couldnt have wished for a better venue than Tropic Cinema in Key West for our U.S. premiere, Reid said. Jans Coming Outcelebrates being out, loud and proud, as does WomenFest. Its a perfect match and Key West is a perfect location.Thursdays Jans Coming Outscreening is the only one at the Tropic, 416 Eaton St. Tickets are $10; get them at the box office or go to www.tropiccinema.com .It screens Thursday night followed by Q&AsessionKEY WESTCarolyn Reid,Alison Thompson and Jan Walker will be on hand for Thursdays screening,the only one planned for Key West.

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TREE AUCTION APPROACHESIts pretty far off Dec.6 but its time to start thinking about the eighth annual ReMARCable Table Top Christmas Tree Auction at the Key West Westin Resort & Marina benefiting the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens,which provides services for Monroe Countys developmentally disabled residents.Trees can be sponsored for $100.To find out more,call Gordon Ross at 294-9526,Ext.25.Here,Scott and Tammy Bringle of Royal Plus show their tree last year.LIVING BRIEFSTopXNotes expert speaks ThursdayThe Upper Keys Mac User Group welcomes Tropical Software President James Lee on Thursday to give a presentation about the personal organizing software system TopXNotes. The free session is planned for 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library in Trade Winds Plaza. To find out more, call 451-4601.

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Call305-743-4578 KEYSNET.COM TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Barowneruses Facebook to reunite bride and dressGerman newlywed Sandra Scharf entered a Key West bar last week looking for her wedding dress. Thanks to some fast thinking by the owner of a different bar and the wonders of social networking, she managed to get it back. Around noon Aug. 30, the co-owner of the Island Dogs Bar on Front Street was standing outside his watering hole when two tourists ran up carrying a garment bag they said had just fallen off a sport utility vehicle. David Thibault unzipped the bag and saw white lace. I opened it up and said, Oh my God, Thibault said. If theyre going to be married, theyre going to need this. Thibault thought about calling the police but instead posted a note about the dress on Island Dogs Facebook page, asking patrons to repost. He also Tweeted the message. Meanwhile, Scharf and her new husband Michael were on their way to catch a flight out of Florida with their 8-month-old twins, when they realized theyd lost the dress and headed back to Key West. The couple married on Captiva Island Aug. 22 and had honeymooned in the Keys. My husband put it on top of the car when we were loading the trunk of the car. We forgot it was on top of the car, Scharf said from her home in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday. We started to drive, and it fell off. By then Scharf was in tears. The couple was organizing a Nov. 2 reception in Germany, and Scharf had planned to wear her wedding dress. The couple searched the streets with no luck. Scharf said her husband even offered to get her a new dress. Thats when they walked into the Rum Barrel, also on Front Street, with a $500 reward note. Julie Lynch was waiting tables and recalls a frantic Scharf handing her the note and uttering one phrase: Wedding dress. I said, Oh, I know where it is. I saw it on Facebook this morning, Lynch said, and sent the couple to Island Dogs. Minutes later, Scharf returned triumphant with the dress. They just hugged and kissed and then they were gone, Lynch said.Island Dogs posting leads to recoveryBy LAURA WIDES-MUNOZAssociated PressKEY WEST The bride plans to wear her dress,like this one,at the reception in Germany.What are your digital necessities?What cant you live without? Acar? ATV? A telephone? The Internet? What do people think they need in terms of technology? Pew Research, which spends most of its time asking people questions, says the TVset and landline telephone are losing their cachet in the digital age, as fewer Americans consider them necessities of life. The new survey says 62 percent of Americans say a landline phone is a necessity and 42 percent say the same about a TV. Among the 18-29 crowd, only 46 percent want a landline and 29 percent can live without TV. Were talking, of course, about a nation thats still in an economic morass. Evidently our collective judgments about whats important in our lives has waxed and waned in recent times, depending on whether or not we have jobs. From 1996 to 2006, when there was cash in most wallets, we thought all those luxuries like the Internet and TV were necessities. OK, but what else does this survey tell us about ourselves?For one thing, older people (those 65-plus) arent doing a thumbs-down on the new technologies. There are now more cell phones in the U.S. than landlines and all ages are searching for a signal.Of course, the younger crowd spends more time texting than talking. Whats the difference?Well, consider the between-a-rock-and-a-hardplace situation one couple has. The husband and wife dropped their landline, which is dandy for them but hard knocks for anyone who doesnt know their cell numbers. At the same time, they changed their e-mail addresses.That means you can be out of luck trying to reach them in this hyperlinked age. The husband also has large flat-screen TV. Pew says 10 percent of the public now says a flat-screen TVis a necessity, up from 5 percent who felt that way four years ago. Americans bought 100 million flat screens since 2005, all the while insisting TVis not a necessity. Clearly, decisions about whether household appliances are a luxury or a necessity vary more by age than by income. People older than 65 are less inclined to view the Internet as necessary and more young people say they can live without a clothes dryer. Does this herald a return to the clothes pin? To hanging laundry on shower curtain rods? Sure, we need to update from 20th to 21st century thinking. But who said that meant deciding that a microwave is no longer necessary?Ideas change with advent of technologyMcClatchy-TribuneTECHNOLOGY Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosAmericans bought 100 million flat screens since 2005,all the while insisting TV is not a necessity.

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The position statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society argues that the high risk of concussion could damage young brains while theyre still developing. Theres only one youth boxing program in the Keys, run by the Key West Police Athletic League. Pediatricians should strongly discourage boxing participation among their patients and guide them toward alternative sport and recreational activities that do not encourage intentional head injuries, coauthors Laura Purcell and Claire LeBlanc, both doctors affiliated with the Canadian Paediatric Society, wrote in the journal Pediatrics. More than 18,000 children younger than 19 were registered with USA Boxing, according to the paper. This may not sound like a huge number when compared with the number of school-age kids involved in sports like football or baseball. But for disadvantaged youth in particular, the authors point out, boxing often gives kids and teens an appealing alternative to gang-related activity. The sport provides participants with exercise, self-discipline and self-confidence, along with a social environment away from the streets. I think thats an incredibly compelling argument. I think its very very tough to ignore the benefits of boxing, said Dr. Danelle Fisher, vice chairwoman of pediatrics at Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., who was not involved in the paper. Some of these kids, just by getting them off the street, are so much safer. But while youre getting them out of the neighborhood where there are gangs, drugs and other dangers, she added, you want to make sure youre not also putting them at risk. Even though other sports, like football or soccer, may have higher overall injury risk, boxing specifically targets the head and torso meaning injuries to the head are much more frequent. Repeated concussions, Fisher said, can lead to seizures, dementia and corrupt the brains information processing abilities. And as the papers authors point out, younger brains may be more at risk of damage. The adolescent brain is still a developing organism. Theres even some evidence that the brain continues to develop into the early 20s, Fisher said. Studies show that high school football and soccer players had more prolonged memory dysfunction than college players, and that high school athletes with a concussion take more than twice as much time for their brains to recover as college athletes. Fisher also called the idea of training youth to punch others rather than encouraging young people to focus on less violent, teamwork-oriented sports not so fantastically ideal. The bottom line is, boxing is violent, she said. The paper recommends that pediatricians steer their patients away from boxing to other sports, like swimming or basketball, and that doctors educate patients, parents and coaches about the medical risks. As to whether the Pediatrics paper would make a difference, Fisher said, Hopefully over time well see a decrease in these injuries and thats hopefully going to be the proof in the pudding.Report cites head,torso injuriesMcClatchy-TribuneOUR YOUTH UNITED THEY STAND New United Way of the Florida Keys Chairman Andy Griffiths (left) presents plaques to the agencys largest workplace donors for 2010,Publix managers Paul Bean (Key Largo), Kevin Piper (Key West) and Steve Levine (Marathon).The presentation was at the Marathon Yacht Club on Aug.25,when the United Way installed new officers.Besides Griffiths,they are Vice Chairman Mike Feltman,Treasurer Dale Bittner and Secretary Erin OHara.The United Way provides funding to 15 Monroe County nonprofits. LIVING BRIEFSDance classes set for SeptemberLucy Carleton and Leon Williams, dance instructors at the Paradise Health & Fitness Dance Studio in Key West, have scheduled three four-week classes for September. Mondays from 8 to 9 p.m. is Texas two-step, Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. is intermediate cha cha and Wednesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. is beginner nightclub. No partners are needed. Paradise Health is at 1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Call 296.6348 or send an email to 2610fog@bellsouth.net to find out more.Firehouse events recall Sept.11The Key West Firehouse Museum marks the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S. with a variety of events. The memorial is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the soon-tobe-open museum at Old Fire House No. 3, Virginia and Grinnell streets. The historic station operated from 1907 until 1998. The Sept. 11 event was conceived to remember those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and honor those who serve in emergency response. Firefighters from New York City are expected to present to the museum two pieces of the World Trade Center towers. There also will be a moment of silence and the viewing of a video that chronicles the creation and presentation of a Key West art memorial in New York City following the attacks.Cleanup leaders are being soughtIn preparation for the 26th annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 17, individuals or community groups are needed to act as site coordinators for cleanups throughout the Florida Keys. Site coordinators will be be responsible for distributing trash bags, gloves and other materials. All materials will be supplied. The time requirement is about four hours. Once site coordinators are confirmed, cleanup locations will be posted online at www.signuptocleanup.org for volunteers to register. Anyone interested should contact Joy Tatgenhorst at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary at 852-7717, Ext. 21, or joy. tatgenhorst@noaa.gov.Adult spelling bee returningFishermens Hospitals 12th Not-So-Annual Adult Spelling Bee to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys arrives on Sept. 16 at San Pablo Catholic Church in Marathon. Teams comprise three people, and there are refreshments for sale. Awards are given for the top spelling team as well as best team name and best costumes. Cost per team is $200. To register, contact Chris Todd at 743-9828.


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