778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .3B Living . . . . . . .4B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .6BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 14,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.74 25 CENTS Fishing the Florida Keys Were halfway through hurricane season, and thats good news for Keys fishing. Captains column, 1B Pension fund land deal? The Key West police and firefighter pension fund considers trying to purchase the Pier House Caribbean Spa.Story, 2A 16 Days toSept. 30 Oct. 2 The pilot whale known as 300 (above) rises on a stretcher Sunday at the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo. The whale was subsequently loaded onto a truck (left) and taken to SeaWorld in Orlando (story,Page 3A). The day before,an animal-rights activist was arrested for allegedly trespassing at the conservancy.Photos by ANDY NEWMANTeacher arrest possibleAKey Largo School teacher will likely face criminal charges related to what tight-lipped schools officials are calling inappropriate teacher behavior with a student. Jesus Jara, superintendent of the Monroe County School District, declined to go into detail about what is alleged to have happened and who was involved, but said Tuesday that prosecutors from the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Office would likely issue an arrest warrant for the teacher today. He said prosecution would be farmed out of the county because some involved have ties to employees of the Monroe County State Attorneys Office. These are tough situations, Jara said, adding that the teacher is still working but has been reassigned out of the classroom so theres no contact with students at the school, which is kindergarten through grade eight; he also said the teacher could face sanctions from the district up to termination.Jara declined to say whether the teacher or student is male or female or if the inappropriate teacher behavior included physical contact.The problem was first brought to Jaras attention toward the end of the last school year by staff at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, who requested cooperation in monitoring the situation. The issue was brought up anew when a similar allegation was made via the districts new waste, fraud and abuse hotline, which allows would-be tipsters to offer information on potential wrongdoing in the schools system while retaining anonymity. Chief Internal AuditorSheriffs Office, hotline caller report inappropriatebehaviorBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSFinal throes for Hickory House?Despite getting the first realistic offer for it theyve received in years, Monroe County commissioners arent sold on a Florida Yacht Charters & Sales Inc. bid to take over the Hickory House bar and restaurant property on Stock Island. The county bought the property in 2005 for $3.14 at the behest of thenCommissioner Dixie Spehar, and the move has been widely scrutinized since. Originally intended for use as public waterfront, its laid dormant for six years. Commissioners ignored county staffs 2009 recommendation to tear the restaurant down at a cost of roughly $75,000, and decided in April to go out for a fourth round of proposals for the property. The bids were opened in July, with just the West Palm Beach-based Florida Yacht and Richard Buckheim of Key West responding. Buckheim indicated hed want to put a fish house and dockage for commercial fishing boats on the Maloney Avenue site, but county staff says his dollar figures arent specific enough. Florida Yacht proposes to lease the property for $2,000 monthly for four years, with an option to purchase after that time for $1.01 million. The proposal also includes $700,000 worth of building and dock renovation over the four-year lease. Considering the current market and the economy and the depreciated real estate value it is a favorable offer. We really hope to move forward, company owner David Sell said. The County Commission is scheduled to consider the bids at its meeting Sept 21 in Marathon. Sell didnt want to discuss plans for the property in detail, but said the propertyWest Palm man makes an offer for county siteBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCOUNTY COMMISSIONAnimal activist chargedAMiami police officer arrested at gunpoint Saturday an animal-rights activist outside a marine-mammal rehabilitation site in Key Largo. Arnold ChristopherLagergren, 41, also of Miami,is charged with four misdemeanor counts of trespass and vandalism for alleged incidents at the Marine Mammal Conservancy. Police reports describe him as affiliated with the international Animal Liberation Front organization, which advocates direct action against animal captivity.The Marine Mammal Conservancy was founded to treat stranded whales and dolphins and prepare them for return to the wild. However, two pilot whales from a Lower Keys stranding in May were turned over to SeaWorld after experts concluded that neither a calf nor a sickly adult could survive if released. Javier Ortiz, described in a Monroe County Sheriffs Office report as an off-duty Miami police sergeant, was volunteering with the conservancy when he blocked Lagergrens car and pulled a gun on the suspect. Monroe County Court Judge Regan Ptomey set bonds totaling $30,000 on the four charges, according to court records.This is a very politically charged situation, obviously, said Richard Wunsch, Lagergrens defense attorney.It does raise concerns, Wunsch said. Anybody would wonder how you getOff-duty cop pulls his gun on the suspectKEY LARGOSun worshipper bares too muchAMiami man out for some sun on Sunday got a lot more exposure than youd think: He was arrested for exposing himself through the sunroof of a car traveling on U.S. 1 in the Upper Keys. It was an especially bad day for Julio Mompeller, 31, whos charged with indecent exposure, because the person who saw him expose himself around mile marker 90.5 was an off-duty state trooper in a car behind the one Mompeller was in.The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says the trooper, with his family, was driving southbound around 9 a.m., heading to an event to mark the 2001 terror attacks. They were behind a Mercedes Benz.For some reason, Mompeller, who was in the front passenger seat, decided to stand through the luxury cars sunroof with his pants down, displaying his private parts for all to see.As he exposed himself, the Mercedes driver reportedly ran a red light at Sunshine Boulevard and U.S. 1. Deputies Todd Wyatt and Yunier Galvez pulled the car over around mile marker 85, and saw Mompeller in the passenger seat, belt unbuckled.Asked why he exposedCops:Miami man exposes self through sunroofUPPER KEYS LAGERGREN MOMPELLERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Lagergren,3ASee Mompeller,2ASee Hickory,2ASee Hotline,2AKeynoter Staff Solid victoryNorth Miami Beach visits Key West and heads back to the mainland after falling to the Conchs.Story, 1B Big win for the CanesThe Hurricanes of Coral Shores High crush Northwest Christian to go to 2-1.Story, 1BCONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO.
Ken Gentile oversees the hotline, which received five calls in the first two and half weeks of availability. Of the inappropriate teacher behavior, Gentile said: I think the School District has taken appropriate action and all the action they can take. It should resolve itself or be resolved this week. The other four hotline tips include a report that a bus missed a scheduled stop, alleged nepotism in hiring, a broken air conditioner, and an accusation that an assistant principal who pulls double duty as a teacher isnt appropriately allocating his or her time. Im comfortable with the volume and the nature [of the tips] at this point, Gentile said, adding that the air conditioner issue isnt necessarily in lock step with what he intended.I think the other ones are good. Im happy that the public is taking interest and feel they have a means by which to voice their concerns. I dont know where they would have gone in the past.Oregon-based vendor EthicsPoint manages the system, which costs about $5,000 a year to operate. The system can be accessed over the phone at (866) 842-2093, or on the web at www.monroe.ethics point.com Report subjects are divided into three broad categories: Human resources, risk and safety and other, with numerous subdivisions including discrimination, harassment, time, abuse, data privacy, inappropriate use of technology and misuse of assets or services. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,September 14,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9280 THURS.9281 FRI.9281 SAT.9181 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. 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The five-member board manages the $56.3 million pension fund for 146 active city police and fire employees and 88 pensioners. The Pier Houses parent company and the Pension Board are the only two groups that entered bids for the property and building, which contains a spa, 22 guest rooms, conference space and a rooftop deck. The city doesnt have to accept either one. The Pension Board bid was $2.1 million; Pier House Joint Venture, the hotels parent, indicated it would be willing to pay $6.3 million. Plantation-based attorney Stuart Kaufman, general counsel for the Pension Board, said the board wants to diversify its portfolio to include real estate. The city and employees each pay into the pension fund based on a percentage of the total payroll for the employee group, in this case firefighters and police. That money is invested to form the pool that, in turn, is paid as benefits to retirees. Members of the Key West City Commission appoint four members to the Pension Board, two retired and two active; they are, respectively, Tim Fahey, Bill Fortune, Omar Garcia and Alfredo Vasquez. Those four then choose the fifth member, who is Terry Garcia. Theyd like to invest in their community, Kaufman said, acknowledging the board entered a low bid. Most pension funds these days are investing in real estate. Due to the economy and interest rates, investment consultants are telling boards they need to develop alternative investments. We dont have to entertain either one of the two, Assistant City Manager Finigan said of the bids. What we need to do now is take those bids, analyze them and a make a recommendation to the commission on whether to accept one of the bids or reject both of the bids. Kaufman said that if the board is able to purchase the property since its the low bidder, thats doubtful it would attempt to continue leasing to the Pier House under renegotiated terms. The Pier House pays the city $300 in monthly rent. Finigan said the city budgeted to put $300,000 into the pension fund this year. But because of an underperforming stock market, the city will have to cough up an additional $200,000 to $300,000, bringing the total to at least $500,000. Basically, if the investment account misses its mark, the city has to step in to make up the difference so the fund is sustained. Is it painful? Finigan asked of the dip in to reserves, Yes. Is it a house of cards where we collapse on ourselves? No. Down the road its going to require both the city and the Pension Board to work more closely together to make sure were aware of whats happening. Any changes to the way the pension plan works would have to be agreed upon through collective bargaining.But the bid isnt likely high enoughBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTKeynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThis building contains the Pier Houses Caribbean Spa,a conference center and guest rooms;the city owns the land and building,which is leased to the resort through a deal thats valid until 2020.Appraisals show widely different valuesThere are two bidders interested in purchasing a piece of Key West-owned property thats occupied by the Pier House Caribbean Spa. As expected,one is the hotels parent company and the other,perhaps not so expected,is a pension fund for Key West firefighters and police officers. The city charter allows for the sale of publicly owned property if voters approve it in a referendum. In 2010,city voters did that with the Caribbean spa. That was followed by two appraisals of the property. Completed in June,they each returned three different appraisals measuring the price if the land and property were to be sold today unencumbered by a lease,which the Pier House has with the city;the value if it went to the Pier House allowing uninterrupted hotel operations;and the value as a startup, standalone hotel. According to the Appraisal Company of Key West, those figures are $6.3 million,$3.6 million and $3.2 million. The same analysis produced by Lighthouse Realty Services returned $7 million,$4.7 million and $3.55 million. Based on figures maintained by the Monroe County Property Appraisers Office,the land is valued at $2.88 million and the building is worth $3.17 million,totaling $6.05 million. The Pier House has a sweetheart lease,executed in 1965,and valid until 2020.The rent:$3,600 a year,or $300 a month virtually nothing for the prime piece of Old Town real estate. Keynoter Staff Arrest likelyFrom Hotline,1A himself, Mompeller he said he didnt know. He was taken to jail. No court date has been set.King of the worldAPennsylvania man Tasered three times and arrested in January for running naked into traffic on U.S. 1 and yelling he was king of the world and made of steel all while tripping on acid has successfully completed pretrial intervention, court records show.Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies arrested Richard Gervasi, 43, of Phoenixville, Pa., on Big Coppitt Key at 1:30 a.m. He had argued with a friend, then caused the scene in the middle of the highway.In addition to being on acid, he was drunk, deputies said. They had to Taser him three times because he refused to cooperate and the first two firings of the Taser didnt take him down. He was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. The charges were dropped Aug. 5 after he completed his pretrial intervention.King abdicatesFrom Mompeller,1A would serve as a permanent home for the Key West branch of his charterboat operation. Weve been in Key West for 15 years. We run a bare-boat charter fleet, mostly sailboats and powerboats, he said. Bare boats are chartered without a captain; customers provision the boat. Weve been at the Conch Harbor Marina and prices got so expensive, we couldnt survive. Were now at Kings Pointe Marina. We love being in Key West and the Hickory House would give us an opportunity to be there permanently, he said. The Kings Pointe Marina agreed to purchase the Hickory House in August 2008 but cancelled that contract.Two separate 2009 requests for proposals produced just one lackluster bid each that the commission quickly dismissed. One was to lease the property, 5948 Maloney Ave., for $1 per year over 30 years, while the other was for $800 monthly over 25 years.Polled Monday, commissioners felt almost exclusively that Sells offer is legitimate but doesnt offer enough return.Commissioner George Neugent said the county should sit on the property until it garners a fairer return.I just dont think [the bid is] going to stimulate the commission to support it. I dont think I would. Weve lost our shirt on it, so the only thing we can do is hold it and hopefully someone will think they need it, he said.For more on this, go to www.KeysNet.com .Bid consideredFrom Hickory,1AManhole lifted when lines go ka-powThe force of a massive short-circuit in an underground power line flipped a weighty manhole cover onto U.S. 1 in Tavernier Sunday. Asplice in a main feeder line failed, said Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Chief Executive Officer Scott Newberry. Those high-voltage lines carry a lot of power, he said. When one of them goes, it makes a pretty big ka-pow. About 1,000 utility members on the line lost power for about 45 minutes. No one was injured. Southbound traffic on U.S. 1, just south of the Tavernier Creek Bridge, was slowed briefly while crews put the 200-pound metal cover back in place. Three separate feeder lines run through an underground vault beneath the highway at the approach of the bridge, Newberry said. Sliced links connect the heavy power lines every few hundred feet. One of the splices apparently failed, Newberry said. Its not something that happens a lot. Its been several years since we had a problem, he said. For one thing, we dont have that many underground lines.About 1,000 FKEC members lose powerTAVERNIERKeynoter Staff
Wagner out as Marathon chief?Islamorada officials are asking why a temporary arrangement with the city of Marathon to share a fire chief seems to have become permanent. The two municipalities decided in 2008 to share the services of Islamorada Fire Chief William Wagner III, but Islamorada Village Councilman Don Achenberg says the arrangement was supposed to have come to an end by now, and he said Wagner should return to working only for the village. Were being taken advantage of, Achenberg said at Thursdays Village Council meeting. I recommend we terminate the contract on Dec. 31 and bring our chief home. Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt said a day after the meeting that he was not aware theres a problem until he was reached by the press. I didnt know there was any concern on the part of Islamorada that they would like to bring the relationship to a close, Hernstadt said. The idea behind Wagner leading both municipalities departments was discussed in the summer of 2008 as a cost-saving measure for both towns and as a way of strengthening Marathons 21-member department. County, Marathon and Islamorada officials said at the time that consolidating emergency services throughout the Keys could lead to better efficiency and coordination during emergencies like hurricanes. Wagner said his situation with Marathon was supposed to be temporary after the citys chief, Dale Beaver, unexpectedly resigned three years ago. He was supposed to stay only until the City Council and city manager hired a permanent replacement, which still hasnt happened. Wagner receives more than $80,000 a year in salary and benefits from each municipality, he told the Village Council. While Wagner made a point to emphasize that Marathon is treating me well, he said he would be able to accomplish more if he worked for only one municipality. I cant stay on a project long enough to see it to completion, he said. He added that difficulties arise at times because of the number of supervisors he has, which include two city managers, plus a strong mayor in Key Colony Beach. Key Colony Beach is incorporated, but Marathon provides its fire and emergency medical services. Wagner said he spends Mondays and Thursdays in Islamorada, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Marathon, and Friday is a floating day. Hernstadt said that if the five-member Village Council decides to Pull Wagner from Marathon, he would like a six-month deadline to find a replacement. The Village Council is scheduled to vote on the issue at its Sept. 22 meeting.Councilman: No fair shake for the villageBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com5 percent raises now appear likelyWhile a final decision wont be made until Thursday, it appears Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi was granted almost all of the cost-of-living pay increases for county employees he requested in his 2011-12 budget. The County Commission debated at length on Sept. 7 over who deserves a raise and how much. The result was Gastesi and county staff crunching a lot of numbers in what may have been a wasted effort. At a budget hearing Monday in Marathon, Gastesi laid out numerous scenarios based on differing raises, but it appears most employees would receive the requested 5 percent. Gastesi pointed out that employees are now required to contribute 3 percent of their salaries to the Florida Retirement System. He said that makes a 5 percent raise equivalent to 2 percent. Commissioner Sylvia Murphy has been lobbying in favor of raises and did again Monday. She spoke briefly before moving to approve the 3 percent reimbursement for all employees and the other 2 percent for any employee whos not received a raise in three years. The only employees Murphy proposed be excluded from receiving raises would be the 18 employees in the deferred retirement option program and those capped out at their current pay grade. Under DROP, government employees can retire after 30 years of employment, then get rehired. If that happens, their monthly Florida Retirement System benefits accumulate and earn tax-deferred interest. The vote was 3-2 to approve the raises, with commissioners Kim Wigington and George Neugent dissenting. However, its unclear whether 125 county employees in the Teamsters labor union would be eligible for any or all of the 5 percent adjustment. The commission debated whether the me, too clause in the unions contract applies to them since theyve received raises within the last three years. County staffers were still reviewing the clause as of press time. Gastesi has said doling out the 5 percent adjustment across the board would cost $782,000. Because staff needs time to compute the latest commission direction on raises, no official action was taken to change the approved 4.2173 property tax rate. That equals $4.2173 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The tax rate is 3.9 percent less than the rate that would generate the same revenue as this year. Budget Director Tina Boan said Monday that the countys $78.7 million operating budget would likely drop to at least $78 million. Thats because of a $600,000 re-allocation of some grant funds. The third and final public budget hearing is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Thursday at the Harvey Government Center in Key West.Previously, commissioners had said noBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comhit with a $30,000 bond on four misdemeanors after being arrested by an armed guy 100 miles from his jurisdiction. On Saturday, Sheriffs Office Deputy Sever Hustad was responding to a 2:50 p.m. trespass report at the Hampton Inn, adjacent to the MMC site at mile marker 102.2. Hustad said he saw a Dodge Challenger speed up to cut off a Ford Mustang that was headed toward U.S. 1 from a Hampton Inn driveway. The driver of the Dodge Challenger immediately identified himself as a law enforcement officer, taking the driver of the Ford Mustang out at gunpoint and immediately securing the driver with handcuffs, Hustad wrote. Ortiz told the deputy that he had just entered the water at MMC to work with the 12-foot adult whale when he saw Lagergren taking photos from across a canal. Lagergren, who had been warned previously to stay off MMC property, then crossed onto the site, Ortiz told Hustad. The Miami officer said Lagergren attempted to tamper with an MMC fence, then fled.On Aug. 21, former MMC official Robert Lingenfelser told deputies that at 4:15 a.m., he saw two men trying to dismantle a fence across a canal, marking an area used for animal rehabilitation. The two ran off but Lingenfelser said he recognized Lagergren from previous encounters. Lingenfelser said an FBI agent told him that Lagergren is going to attempt to release any caged animals [or] mammals into their natural habitat.The FBI has described the Animal Liberation Front as a domestic terrorist organization known to be involved in crimes. Wednesday,September 14,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com D Suspect known to conservancyFrom Lagergren,1A Last whale moves to SeaWorldThe two remaining survivors of a pilot whale stranding near Cudjoe Key in May have been reunited at SeaWorld of Orlando.The 1,010-pound adult female known as 300 was placed in a sling and lifted by crane into a truck equipped with a water-filled tank for transport from the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo to Orlando late Sunday.SeaWorld said the marine mammal made the trip without incident. The whale has been placed in a pool with 301, the pilot whale calf that was transported from the Marine Mammal Conservancy to SeaWorld in late July.Atotal of 23 pilot whales stranded May 5 off Cudjoe Key. Most died at the scene, but two adult males were healthy enough to be returned to deep water.Five remaining whales were transported to the MMC for treatment, but three were either euthanized or died, leaving 300 and 301.301 was the youngest survivor. Its been renamed Fredi by SeaWorld and weighs about 900 pounds. Apparently healthy, Fredi was deemed too young to have learned survival skills essential to survive in the open water.The larger animal, 12 feet long, suffers from curvature of the spine and lung problems. Her injuries are too severe to withstand the rigors of survival in the wild, according to Micah Brodsky, MMCs staff veterinarian.300 has joined youngest calf at new homeCUDJOE KEY WHALE STRANDING COUNTY GOVERNMENT FIRE SERVICEKeynoter Staff
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,September 14,2011 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. 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I was so impressed by the solidarity of this community to stand behind an establishment it cared about. Radio shows, newspapers and boycotters all made their voices known, and it worked. The big corporation backed down to a unified group that said no. I recently attended a meeting of a newly formed nonprofit corporation, Friends of Old Seven, whose purpose is to ensure the rehabilitation, enhancement and continued maintenance of the 2.2-mile stretch of the old Seven Mile Bridge between Knights Key and Pigeon Key. Because funding for this project has not yet been determined, this historic landmark used for physical activity, nature outings and viewing the fabulous Keys sunsets, as well as access to the charming Pigeon Key, is at risk for being closed and left to its own demise. Please show your support to save this beloved treasure, the old Seven Mile Bridge, by signing the petition on the website www.friendsofoldseven.org and attending the meeting with the Monroe County Commission to discuss this issue. The meeting will be Sept. 21 at the Marathon Government Center about 10:30 a.m. Lets show them our voices. Deborah Linker MarathonCitizens Property Insurance Corp. officials in the Keys today to hear about windstorm costsIf an arm of the government were to tell you to expect a 120 percent rate increase in fees you pay, you might have something to say about that. Well, heres your chance. Representatives from the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will be in Key West today for a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harvey Government Center. The government-backed insurer of last resort proposed the 120 percent increase in windstorm insurance, but differences between Florida House and Senate legislation kept the serious rate hikes from becoming law this year. Instead, it looks like Citizens24,000 Keys property owners will face a 12.5 percent rate hike for windstorm coverage. Thats because an existing cap on increases, imposed by the Legislature two years ago, is still holding back the dam. For how long? Who knows? On Monday, Citizensgoverning board voted for a 50 percent rate hike on sinkhole insurance after earlier approving rates that could have increased some sinkhole premiums as much as 2,000 percent. If all this seems like fiscal madness, you might want to drag your aching back down to the Harvey Government Center today and let Citizens honchos know just exactly how you feel about this whole insurance mess. As backdrop, you should know that Keys residents already pay some of the highest windstorm rates in Florida. This, despite the fact that Monroe County imposed much tougher building codes before most jurisdictions. And tougher codes mean less damage from high-wind events. Also, most insured losses in the Keys from hurricane damage have come from flooding, not wind. And flood insurance is a national program that doesnt impact Citizens rates in any way. Among several issues expected to be addressed today are inequities in the risk models that private insurers and Citizens use to decide who pays what for insurance. Annalise Mannix, executive director of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, notes that FIRM hopes to raise $35,000 to pay for a Keys rate model that will take into account the tougher building codes and storm-hardening techniques widely deployed in the Keys. Based on both of those factors, Citizensrisks of massive payouts from windstorm damage in the Keys are exaggerated, according to Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, one of the founders of FIRM. There are $73.5 million reasons for Keys property owners to attend todays meeting. Thats how much we paid Citizens in insurance premiums last year. Add another 12.5 percent on top of that $9.19 million and you can see why FIRM is calling on everyone to be heard at todays public meeting.Motorist fights alleged headlight-flashing lawErich Campbell thought he was just being helpful the night he flashed his headlights on a busy Tampa highway to warn drivers of a police speed trap ahead. The Florida Highway Patrol didnt appreciate the help. Troopers pulled Campbell over and ticketed him. Flashing your lights is illegal, they said. Claiming no such law exists, Campbell, 38, of Land OLakes, got angry. Now he wants to get even: He filed a lawsuit on behalf of every other driver in Florida ticketed for the same violation over the past six years, accusing police of misinterpreting state law and violating motoristsfree speech rights. This is a pattern, and it has mostly to do with frustrated police officers who feel they were disrespected, Campbell said. When someone comes along and rats them out, they take offense to it. Capt. Mark Welch, a spokesman for the FHP, cited a law that says flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except for turn signals. Welch said he could not comment in detail because of the pending legal case. Campbell and his attorney, J. Marc Jones of Oviedo, say police are misinterpreting a law thats meant to ban drivers from having strobe lights in their cars or official-looking blue police lights. Soon after Campbell sued the state, the Highway Patrol on Aug. 29 ordered all troopers to stop issuing tickets to motorists who use headlights as a signal to other drivers. You are directed to suspend enforcement action for this type of driver behavior, said the memo from Grady Garrick, acting deputy director of patrol operations. Campbell, a student at St. Petersburg Colleges Tarpon Springs campus, was driving his Toyota Tundra pickup on the Veterans Expressway in Tampa on a Monday night, Dec. 7, 2009, when he spotted two black-and-tan state trooper cruisers parked in the median. When he saw them, he said, he flashed his headlights on and off a few times to alert motorists headed in the opposite direction. Within 60 seconds, they had me pulled over, Campbell said. The ticket was for $115, but Hillsborough County Judge Raul Palomino dismissed it and Campbell never paid a dime. Campbells lawsuit, filed in circuit court in Tallahassee, cites similar cases in Escambia, Osceola, Seminole and St. Lucie counties in which tickets for flashing were all dismissed by judges. In each of these examples, the lawsuit claims, Florida courts properly found that [the law] does not prohibit the flashing of headlights as a means of communication, which the suit calls a right of free speech. The lawsuit estimates that 2,400 motorists in Florida were cited for headlight-flashing between 2005 and 2010. It asks a circuit judge to certify the case as a class action on behalf of those other motorists, which means that if the state loses, it could be forced to return a lot of money. The state has not formally answered the lawsuit yet. All of the defendants in the case all report to either Gov. Rick Scott or Scott and the three-member Cabinet: highway safety chief Julie Jones; Col. David Brierton, chief of the highway patrol; and Ananth Prasad, secretary of the Department of Transportation. Jones noted that a different section of law allows drivers to flash their headlights at night when theyre passing another vehicle. Visible blinking of the headlamps, is how the law puts it. Asked about that apparent contradiction, the FHPs Welch said: This is something thats going to be dealt with in the litigation. Its not something I can comment on. Jones said he has been besieged with calls from motorists after the case got a burst of attention on several TVstations, and it has attracted attention in out-ofthe-way places, too. After Campbell got his ticket, he did some research online and discovered Alexis Cason, 22, of suburban Orlando, who received a similar ticket in 2005, hired the same lawyer, Jones, and won her case. For me, this has to do more with the principle than the cost, Campbell said.Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau reporter Steve Bousquet and St. Petersburg Times researcher Natalie Watson put together this report.He maintains theres nothing on the booksMiami HeraldON THE ROAD The state Department of Transportation is considering closing all access to the old Seven Mile Bridge,citing structural concerns.Already,the agency has halted auto traffic and fishing on the span. Trappings a scamWhat a lame-brain experiment being conducted by the biologist for the National Key Deer Refuge, putting out canned cat food on refuge land and setting up cameras to see if cats are attracted by a freshly opened can. Why spend thousands of taxpayer dollars to figure out a question that any secondgrader could answer? Heres the question: If you put out canned cat food in the refuge, will cats migrate to the refuge? Will they be attracted by the scent of sliced beef with gravy or perhaps tuna and salmon? Any second-grader knows the cats will come. I wouldnt call this the best available science the refuge likes to brag about; I would call it a foolish waste of our hard-earned tax dollars. During the refuges last trapping effort, the trapper placed her baited traps within 10 feet of a residents front porch to attract the residents cats into her traps. Even after being told by the resident that the cats were her pets, the trapper insisted she was trapping a large feral-cat colony at this location. The trapper captured four or five of the homeowners pets, and the homeowner was forced to go to the animal shelter to get them back. This highly unscrupulous method is commonly used to boost capture rates. Another unscrupulous method used by trappers is to raid private property for domestic cats and pretend the cats were trapped in the target area. Case in point: Acouple of years back, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park hired two federal trappers to trap cats. The trappers went to an area several miles away from Pennekamp and captured eight or 10 privately owned cats. Valerie Eikenberg Cudjoe Key Editors note: The National Key Deer Refuge has a pilot program in which cameras are set up at various areas to try to track feral cats, which the refuge considers a danger to Lower Keys marsh rabbits. Manager Anne Morkill says cat food was used as an attractant just once, at an already-known cat feeding station.Work for a cancer cureThe Strides Against Breast Cancer Pink Party was an amazing success. I would like to thank Sheriff Bob Peryam and Chris Holland of the Ibis Bay Resort for an evening filled with laughter, pride and hope. We honored those who have gone before and those who are survivors, signed up teams for the 5K Strides Walk and brought awareness to our fight against breast cancer. As a two-time survivor of breast cancer, I know the need to find a cure is great. It was amazing to have 175 from Key Largo to Key West join in the fight. My heart is full of love and respect for all who have joined the Put on Your Pink Bra Challenge.Thank you to everyone for allowing my life to be enriched from knowing and working with the American Cancer Society and those who support us.Charlotte Quinn Keys unit president Cancer Society Marathon The endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit is a target of feral cats,refuge staff says.
Responding to pressure from homeowners, lawmakers and some high-ranking state officials, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board members on Monday voted to cap proposed sinkhole rate hikes at 50 percent for the coming year as they try to make the state-backed program financially sound. In attempt to sweeten what it concedes is bitter medicine, the board voted 4-0, with two abstentions, to back off from a decision it had made in July to raise rates in some cases by up to 2,000 percent and more than $5,000 a year. The proposed rate increase was brought about by passage earlier this year of SB 408, which among a slate of changes required Citizens to charge rates that are actuarially adequate. Mondays action would allow the board to maintain its earlier rate hike approval, but give the insurer more time to do it. As we do our work, members, we have to balance two competing interests, CitizensChairman Carlos Lacasa said before the vote. While lawmakers are the ones pushing the company to raise its rates, some of them are also part of the push for the company to blunt the impact in the face of complaints from their constituents. But even with the cap in place, Citizens policyholders seeking the voluntary coverage in some sinkholeprone regions of the state will still see annual increases of more than $700 for sinkhole coverage alone. Fifty percent is still too high, way too high, said Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey. In some cases, were talking about rates going up close to $1,000 for folks who are barely getting by. Sinkhole insurance rates have been in legislative crosshairs for the past several years. Legislation passed following the 2004-05 hurricane seasons has resulted, Citizens says, in an avalanche of claims and an exodus of private insurers from the sinkhole market. With 1.4 million policies in force, Citizens has become a major provider of the optional sinkhole coverage. Last year, the company collected $32 million in sinkhole premiums, but paid out nearly $250 million in claims. State insurance regulators were scheduled to convene in Tampa on Tuesday to approve Citizensrates that would kick in Jan. 1. Non-sinkhole premium increases are capped at 10 percent a year, although its also allowed to charge assessments on top of that, making rate increases in the Keys, for instance, more like 12.5 percent.Large rate hikes prompted outcry from consumers By MICHAEL PELTIERThe News Service of FloridaINSURANCE Wednesday,September 14,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com COUPONSALE! ANY SALE ITEMEXTRA 25% OFF!Take an extra 25% off any ONE SINGLE SALE ITEM in stock. Strict limit of one coupon per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Coupon cannot be combined with any other temporary discount. Valid thru 9/20/11 KEY LARGO M. M. 98 1/2 Tel: 852-2565 MARATHON M. M. 50, Gulfside Village Tel: 743-5855 OPEN Mon. 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Citizensspokeswoman Christine Ashburn said the company will be represented in Key West by Susanne Murphy,chief administration officer,and Steve Bitar, senior director of consumer and agent services. Policyholders who need one-on-one help with specific issues will be able to talk to one of several consumer representatives who are also traveling to Key West,Ashburn said. Citizens board OKs caps on sinkhole premiumsNEWSMAKERSFishermens Hospital welcomes radiologistFishermens Hospital has hired radiologist Suzanne Shepherd. Shepherd arrives in the Keys following the completion of a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiological training at the University of California in San Diego. Originally from Wisconsin, Shepherd earned her bachelors at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She graduated in 2005 from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in Chicago. She followed that with a one-year internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. Shepherd completed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Shepherd and husband Brent are looking forward to living in the Keys.Foundation names Landau to boardJon Landau has been named to the Mariners Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for a twoyear term. The foundation is the hospitals fundraising arm. Since moving to Islamorada, the Oscar-winning producer has become involved in the community. Ive seen how infectious Jons enthusiasm can be for the three things he considers to be the cornerstone of a community education, police and fire, and health care, said Chairwoman Patricia Mull. He has the skill to capture peoples attention and to help us raise awareness of Mariners unique role within our community and of the excellent health care we provide. SHEPHERD LANDAU Florida KeysBusiness Cards
More Florida students cant afford to pay their student loans and are defaulting at higher rates than a year ago due to the economic malaise, higher interest rates and the rise of for-profit colleges, which often charge higher tuition than public colleges. Floridas federal student loan default rates for fiscal year 2009 were 10.5 percent, a big increase over the 8 percent default rate reported the previous fiscal year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. This puts Florida in the top 10 states for highest student loan default rates in the nation, and is seen as an indication of the states larger economic woes. Floridas community colleges, forprofit colleges and historically black colleges had higher default rates with some as high as 25 percent than traditional state universities. Proponents of those schools say the higher default rates are a reflection of their bigger populations of low-income students, who take out more loans and dont have family financial support, than any perceived weakness in their programs. Nationally, the number of students defaulting rose from 7 percent to 8.8 percent, the highest rate since 1997. Arizona had the highest student loan default rate at 16 percent, with North Dakota and Montana the lowest at 3.4 percent. Typically a student who doesnt pay back a federal student loan that was taken out to pay for college is unemployed or doesnt make enough money to afford the loan payments. Borrowers are struggling in this economy, said James Kvaal, the deputy undersecretary of education. He said the rise in the number of students who cant pay their loans is a direct reflection of the high unemployment rate. To be counted as in default, a student had to have been at least 270 days past due by the end of September 2010. The default rate doesnt include all borrowers, just those with loans that came due in the fiscal year 2009. Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of FinAid.org, a resource for financial aid information, said poor job opportunities for new graduates and higher student loan interest rates are to blame for the rise in defaults. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,September 14,2011 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 Park considers new closed areaAnew no-fishing zone could be created in waters north of Ocean Reef as part of a new management plan for Biscayne National Park. Under the parks preferred alternative plan one of five draft plans issued the new marine reserve would cover 10,522 acres north of the Pacific Reef Light, about six miles from Angelfish Creek on North Key Largo. The marine zone in Alternative 4, the preferred plan, starts at Hawk Channel due east of Turkey Point, and runs out to the parks oceanside boundary. Some charter captains from the Ocean Reef Club said they expect to attend a 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday session hosted by park staff in Key Largo to learn more about the proposals. In general, I dont like closures, said Glenn Cyatt, captain of the charterboat Mr. Nice. I think there are too many closed areas these days. This wouldnt affect me too much but I can see where it would bother a lot of other folks. The Key Largo meeting, which includes taking public comments, will be held at the Holiday Inn at mile marker 99.7. Athree-hour meeting at Florida City City Hall begins at 6 p.m. today. Alternative 4 also proposes to designate Jones Lagoon and other nearshore areas around Old Rhodes Key and Totten Key as no-combustion-motor zones limited to polling or paddling. Biscayne National Park is updating its overall management that was written 28 years ago. This new general management plan for Biscayne National Park is needed because much has occurred since 1983, a park statement says. The population near the park has greatly increased and visitor use patterns, types and recreational interests have also changed. Each of these changes has major implications. Park Superintendent Mark Lewis told the Miami Herald that the protected-area proposals would help the marine environment. When you go to a coral reef park, you should expect to see a healthy coral reef with lots of large fish of different species, Lewis said. Thats not what visitors are seeing now. The South Florida Wildlands Association endorsed adding more protections to Biscayne National Park waters. This is a very modest proposal by [the Park Service] and one which would impact only a small percentage of the park, Executive Director Matt Schwartz said. He continued, Overfishing and damage to shallow seagrasses and coral reefs by powerboats inside park boundaries are under the direct control of the National Park Service. They are impacts the agency not only can control but must. Lets support that effort. Written comments, mailed or online, will be accepted through Oct. 31. For information and an online version of the five alternative plans, go to www.nps.gov/bisc .Its due north of Ocean Reef communityBISCAYNE NATIONAL PARKBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgKey Largo shelter provider to remainIt appears Monroe Countys Upper Keys animal-control provider will put aside disagreement with a new billing system and remain under contract through June 2015. Humane Animal Care Coalition President Tom Garrettson said he met with county staff, including County Clerk Danny Kolhage, and has decided to drop objections to the new system, which is designed for more accountability. What I was trying to do is put a spotlight on [that] in these days when youre trying to get more efficient and save costs, you dont want contracts where youre creating a lot of paperwork. [Kolhage] has every right to do what he wants to do because of the problems with the other shelter, Garrettson said. The new system requires submitting invoices for services rendered rather than the shelters receiving a monthly lump payment. Both the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Stock Island and Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys in Marathon abide by it. Garrettson said his objection to the new system was never really a big deal or argument and that he will handle the extra paperwork required. The County Commission is scheduled to consider approving an amendment to the Humane Animal Care Coalition contract that would put the new system in place and extend the shelters contract through June 2015. Garrettson and wife Marsha, the shelter director, have an annual $270,324 contract with the county that is set to expire in May 2012. Garrettson voiced concern at the August County Commission meeting with what he called a bureaucratic reimbursement-based billing system, instituted to safeguard against spending abuses that apparently happened in the Middle Keys with Stand Up for Animals Director Linda Gottwald. Gottwald spent county contract money on, among other things, entertainment and meals, a county audit found last summer. After an eight-year relationship, she and the county parted ways shortly thereafter and the county has asked the courts to give it around $250,000 in frozen Stand Up assets.Garrettson now accepts new rulesBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comANIMAL CONTROLCity to pay more for staff insuranceThe Key Colony Beach City Commission meets today for the first of two public hearings that will finalize the proposed fiscal year 2011-12 budget.Mayor and Administrator Ron Sutton said minor adjustments to the employee health insurance plan are the only recent changes the commission made to the budget, which is roughly $2.33 million.The city expects to raise $1.13 million in property taxes next fiscal year. Its largest expenditures include $525,000 for fire and emergency medical services through the city of Marathon, and $480,200 for law enforcement.The citys 11 full-time employees had insurance coverage this year under Cigna, but the city switched to Blue Cross Blue Shield because Cigna now requires a minimum of 50 employees to be covered. We went to Blue Cross to get a basic policy the same as we had with Cigna. It was a 43 percent increase. That initiated us changing to the higher deductible and different prescription plan to get costs in line, Sutton said.The end result is Key Colony will pay $687 per month per employee for health insurance coverage, as opposed to $539 in the current year. More costs would be recovered by switching dental insurance plans that will save the city roughly $8,000.Sutton said none of those changes would affect the rollback tax rate of 2.2465 approved in July. The rollback rate produces the same amount of tax dollars as the current years rate of 2.0674. At the 2.2465 rate, homeowners would pay $2.2465 per $1,000 of assessed property value. That comes out to $674 for the owner of a $300,000 home in Key Colony. Todays meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at City Hall.Budget hearing set for today at City HallBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY COLONY BEACHFlorida student loan defaults riseStates now at 10.5 percent, the feds sayBy LILLY ROCKWELLNews Service of FloridaHIGHER EDUCATION STAND OUT Call us today! (305) 743-5551 Right customer.Right product.Right now. from the crowd
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 14,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 3B Fantasy fundraising The fundraising is well under way for those vying to become king and queen of Fantasy Fest.Story, 4B Coastal cleanup Saturday marks the 26th annual Ocean Conservancy Coastal Cleanup,and you can take part in the Keys.Story, 4B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleHurricanes now 2-0AHurricane defense refused to let visiting Miamis Northwest Christian go much of anywhere Friday while the Coral Shores High School offense found its footing for a 41-6 victory. The unbeaten Canes (2-0) bottled up Northwests Eagles with just three first downs and capitalized on a bounty of favorable field positions served up by the rugged defense to score five offensive touchdowns. Northwest drew to within 7-6 after a 62-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. But any hopes harbored by the Eagles lasted 15 seconds of game clock: Cane speedster Andrew Garcia returned the kickoff 78 yards down the right side. From there, the Hurricanes owned the turf at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium. We started with a little bit of hangover from last weeks big 25-13 win at Marathon High School, head coach Ed Holly said. The coaches have been telling the guys that with our schedule, we have to start fast and play hard every quarter. Athree-touchdown second quarter staked the Canes to a 27-6 halftime lead. Junior runner Kodi Roberts battered his way to a pair of 4-yard touchdown runs. Roberts was the leading Cane ground gainer, carrying 10 times for 73 yards. He escaped for long runs of 17 and 22 yards. Andre Whitehead scored on two 21-yard runs around the right side, but a flag wiped out the first. The second stayed on the board. Astrong push by Coral Shoresimproving offensive line helped quarterback Addison Duma-Kenny score on a 1-yard dive. Eddie Dunn, a freshman who worked into the linebacker rotation, took an offensive carry four yards on the capping touchdown as the fourth-quarter clock ran down. Paul Pauchey, a freshman kicker, went 5-for-6 on extra points. Holly praised the work of the offensive line center Benny Cosme, guards David Bogue and Tom Johnson, and tackles Justin Erickson and Will Ismer. Its taken a couple weeks to get the hang of it, but David Bogue has stepped forward as a leader with the understanding to make the line calls, Holly said. The Coral Shores defense played a stellar game with the exception of Northwests one long run. Tyler Smith, a 250-pound junior tackle, recovered a Northwest Christian fumble on the Eagle 6-yard line to set up a Roberts score two minutes into the game. Bogue, Johnson, Ismer and Smith anchored the front wall while linebackers Ryan Bahn and Henry Rroshi roamed for big tackles. Cornerback Jimmy Rhyne proved an effective ground stopper and picked an Eagle fumble out of the air. And safety Chase Casaro swatted away what could have been a long Eagle pass completion.The defense dominates the EaglesCORAL SHORES 41,NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN 6 Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores players Andrew Garcia (5) and Jimmy Rhyne celebrate victory in the Hurricanesregular-season home opener by dousing first-year head coach Ed Holly.The Canes dominated Miamis Northwest Christian,41-6.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com See Coral Shores,3BConchs even record at 1-1Less than 12 hours after he had scored three touchdowns and ran for just under 220 yards in Key West Highs 40-28 victory over North Miami Beach Friday night, running back NaQuan McNeill was watching a morning volleyball match in the school gym. His 5-foot-9-inch frame was attired in blue shorts and a gray tank top that exhibited the result of long hours in the weight room. The muscles, though, were sore. Ill get some ice and feel a little better, he said. His yardage output, amassed in 24 carries on the turf of Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium, was his career best, and his 80-yard touchdown in the second quarter was his longest as a Conch. The blocking was real good, and the plays were designed to get me outside, where I could use my speed, he said. Speed, though, isnt necessarily McNeills biggest asset. He gives you everything he has, coach Jerry Hughes said Monday. He doesnt need a big hole to get through, and when hes tackled he doesnt go down right away. Key West scored early against the Class 8Avisitors and led 21-0 at halftime. McNeill scored two of the TDs and Anthony Rice scored the other on a nineyard pass from Tommy Ruffennach. I was really concerned about that team, but when we got the jump on them so fast, I think they were caught in disbelief, Hughes said. But pass-minded North Miami Beach came back strong and, early in the fourth quarter, the lead was down to 28-20. Thats when a player even faster than McNeill took over. Clive Georges returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown to make it 34-20. Then, after the Chargers had cut the lead to six points, the senior a track star in the spring electrified the crowd with a 95-yard kickoff return for a TD that sealed the victory. The Conch defense was led by St. Pierre Anilus, who, switching from linebacker to the line because Roberto Val was ill, had four sacks. The Conchs, who improved to 1-1, will play host to West Broward at 7:30 Friday night.McNeill,Georges lead Conchs ground gameKEY WEST 40,NORTH MIAMI BEACH 28Storms stay away, but not the fishWere over the hump for hurricane season historically, Sept. 12 is the peak day and Im happy to report we have not had to put our shutters on once. With any luck, well slide right through the rest of the season with no interruption to our fishing. The fish seem happy about our good weather, too. Offshore anywhere from 20 to 25 miles, there are plenty of dolphin from schoolies up to 40-pounders. The vast majority have been found on weed lines or floating debris. This time of year, the sight of birds working the water surface does not necessarily indicate the presence of dolphin, so dont waste your time blind trolling in open water. Rather, troll down weed lines for better success. There has been a tremendous number of tripletail on the weed lines and floaters, so keep a light snapper-type rod rigged and ready to go with shrimp or a small piece of ballyhoo on a No. 1 or 1/0 short shank or live bait hook. Try not to get your boat too close to the tripletail, as you may put it off its feed before you get your first bait to it. When you see one, sneak up on it and throw a bait as close to its nose as possible. Most times, the tripletail will eat right away. Some fish may be a bit stubborn, but repeatedly casting in front of them should elicit a strike. The humps are still producing plenty of blackfin tuna. Most fish range from 15 to 20 pounds and are being caught on trolled baits as well as deep jigging. The action on the reef remains the same as its been for the past few weeks: The yellowtail snapper are beginning to bite more consistently, and there are even some good-size fish showing up in the more shallow areas. However, sharks have been a real problem lately, but the shallower you get, the less likely you are to encounter toothy predators. Mixed with the tails are some decent mutton snapper, which are responding to live ballyhoo on heavier jig headsDolphin,tuna lead offshore; reef still hotFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Fishing buddies Doug Churchill and Jeff Padovan show their dolphin and tripletail catch after a day aboard the Papa Pipswith captains Howard Kelley and Zach Willis. Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn See Fishing,2BBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor By BERT BUDDEKey Wests NaQuan McNeill runs for a big gain during the Conchs40-28 victory over North Miami Beach on Friday night. Eagles use ground game in big winIsland Christian School ground it out Monday to win its first actual game of the six-man football season, beating Miami Christian, 20-6. Six-man football generally features the pass but the Eagles relied on the run to outscore the Victors in Miami. Ranger Gilliland and big seventh-grader Shaka Smith each ran for 72 yards, said head coach Bruce Gendron. Island Christian (2-0) had trouble getting the season started. ASept. 2 game was forfeited by a Fort Myers team, and the scheduled Sept. 9 game at Miami Christian was postponed until Monday after an extended lightning delay. After all the false starts, Gendron said, it was a great win for the kids. Smith scored twice in his first game for ICS, catching a 23-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cavanagh, and going all the way with a 47yard interception return. Gilliland scored on a 5-yard run and ran for the conversion. Cavanagh, returning at quarterback, threw just three times, completing two for 28 yards. The Eagle defense stood out in limiting Miami Christian to six points, Gendron said. Kadian Carter played a great game on defense, the coach said. Dylan Ayres forced a fumble and recovered it on the ICS 3-yard line to prevent one Miami Christian score. Cavanagh ended another Victor drive with an interception. The Eagles go on the road again Saturday to renew a rivalry with Donahue Academy of Ave Maria, near Naples. Donahues Shamrocks (2-1) outscored their first two opponents, including Miami Christian, by a combined 74-2 before losing to Cape Coral Christian, 47-25, last weekend. Meanwhile, Island Christians volleyball Lady Eagles (2-0) play a 4 p.m. Thursday home match against Redland Christian Academy at the Family Life Center on the Islamorada campus.Gilliland and Smith lead chargeISLAND CHRISTIAN 20,MIAMI CHRISTIAN 6By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,September 14,2011 WANT RESULTS?2008 TO 2011 WE HAVE SOLD MORE THAN A HOME EVERY 5 DAYS! AMAZING IN THIS ECONOMY!! WE HAVE ALSO HAD RECORD SALES!! OUR PROPERTIES GET SOLD AND CLOSED. NO NONSENSE.NO GAMES. ONLY RESULTS. WE SELL IT ALL! REGULAR SALES,SHORT SALES,FORECLOSURES,DISTRESS SALES. WE UNDERSTAND EVERY $$ MATTERS! drifted back in the slick. As we edge closer and closer to fall, the mackerel increase in numbers on the reef. Mostly ceros right now, with the occasional king. 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 the bottom on the patches. In the bay, the mangrove snapper bite continues and there are more and more sea trout showing with each passing day.The weeks bestIslamoradas Capt. Greg Poland fished offshore and found short dolphin. Changing strategy, he had great luck with blackfin and skipjack tuna that he found under birds at the 409 hump. Capt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, had good trips both inshore and offshore this week. He reports a good yellowtail bite on the reef, with a few muttons thrown in and the cero and king mackerel bite heating up. Offshore, his repeat clients, Aaron and crew from Jacksonville, caught blackfin tuna and nice gaffer-size dolphin. Dave and Melanie Harmon, from Jensen Beach, had a fun few days fishing on the Papa Pips out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. Captains Howard Kelley and Zach Willis put them on good catches of dolphin each outing. Also fishing on the Papa Pips Jeff Padovan and Doug Churchill limited out on dolphin plus four nicesize tripletail. They were fishing at the edge of the Gulf Stream about 25 miles off Marathon. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Reel Lucky Charters at Turtle Kraals in Key West, fished in the Gulf and caught nice big mangrove and yellowtail snappers, with some red groupers mixed in. His anglers had fun catching and releasing Goliath grouper and sharks on ultralight tackle.Casting for CharityAnd remember, Capt. Spiders Casting for Charity 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 week benefits the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship Fund. 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, SeaSquared@bellsouth .net and www.SeaSquaredCharters.com. Yellowtail bite remains strongFrom Fishing,1B 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 Lady Canes win second straightAbig night at the net by hitters Kelsie Thiele and Lakelia Cooper powered Coral Shores High School to its second straight volleyball victory Friday. The Lady Canes (2-2) rolled to a 25-9, 25-12, 2325, 25-17 decision over the visiting Crusaders of Dade Christian. Cooper scored 17 kill shots and Thiele made 14 kills. Hurricane head coach Andy Thiery noted that a combined 31 kills from two players in a four-game contest is unusually high. A26-assist night from senior setter Shanna Morehouse coupled with consistent team serving and passing, he said. We settled into a really nice grove and played cohesive volleyball, Thiery said. It was a nice team win. Julia Lozano, Laura Irwin and Amanda Ruano each scored five serving aces. The Cane JVsquad, coached by Chad Gardner, swept a two-game match against the Dade Christian JV. Danielle De Toro had strong serving game for Coral Shores. Coral Shores had a rematch with District 164Aleader Gulliver Prep at home Tuesday (results pending at press time). Coral Shores plays a Thursday home match against St. Brendan, a district opponent. The JV starts at 4 p.m., followed by varsity around 5:30 p.m. The Lady Canes visit Florida Christian on Friday.Cooper,Thiele power team over CrusadersCORAL SHORES VOLLEYBALL CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 CONCURRENTNOTICE NOTICE AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION OFPROPOSED ACTIVITIES OCCURRING IN THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN; NOTICE OFFINDING OFNO SIGNFICANTIMPACT; AND NOTICE OFINTENTTO REQUESTRELEASE OFFUNDS These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Marathon. NOTICE AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION OFAPROPOSED ACTIVITYIN THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that The City of Marathon has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the environment. The City of Marathon has been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under the Small Cities Program (Contract #11DB-C5-11-54-02-H16) administered by the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the CDBG program and will be used to provide residential sewer lateral connections to existing single family housing units. The specified activity will be undertaken on structures that currently exist within the floodplain areas. It has been determined that there is no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the following activities: Installation of sewer lateral connections and the abandonment of the associated septic system for single family homes located throughout the City of Marathon, Florida. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: 1.) The projects are located at existing developed sites; and 2.) Runoff will not be increased from the sites as a result of the undertaken activities. Although the projects are located in the 100 year floodplain, the improvements cannot be undertaken in any other location due to the scope of the projects. There is, therefore, no practicable alternative. The proposed improvements and rehabilitation conform to applicable floodplain protection standards. The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and residents of the community will benefit from the project. Failure to provide these improvements could result in continued risk to the public health, safety and welfare specifically children, the elderly and low income families. Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and South Florida Water Management District. Written comments must be received by The City of Marathon at the following address on or before 09/30/2011: 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. Please direct all comments to the attention of Ms. Susie Thomas, Community Services Director, City of Marathon, Florida. Amore detailed description of the project is available for citizen review at the City Hall of the City of Marathon, Florida, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. REQUESTFOR RELEASE OFFUNDS On or about 10/03/2011 the City of Marathon will submit a request to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for the release of 2010 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, to undertake projects to provide the installation of sewer lateral connections and the abandonment of the associated septic systems for single family housing units. Funding will be requested in an amount of $750,000.00 for single-family activities to provide financial assistance to the following projects: Installation of sewer lateral connections and the abandonment of the associated septic system for single family homes located throughout the City of Marathon, Florida. FINDING OFNO SIGNIFICANTIMPACT An Environmental Assessment (EA) was conducted for the project and it has been determined that performing the activities relative to this project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at The City of Marathon, 9805 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, Florida 33050 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Marathon. All comments must be received by 09/30/2011. Comments will be considered prior to the City of Marathon requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OFFUNDS The City of Marathon certifies to the Florida Department of Community Affairs and HUD that Ginger Snead in her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The States approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPAand related laws and authorities and allows the City of Marathon to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OFFUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Marathon certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Marathon; (b) the City of Marathon has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Community Affairs, CDBG Program, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100. Potential objectors should contact the City of Marathon to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Date issued: 09/14/2011Published Keynoter 9/14/11 By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com The complete Florida Keys news and information source. Lady Fins split twoThe Marathon High School volleyball team split a pair of matches Friday and Monday against International Studies and rival Palmer Trinity School. The Dolphins (2-5) defeated International in three games (25-6, 25-20 and 25-17) Friday before losing to the District 16 power Falcons (25-10, 2510 and 25-9) on Monday. Jordan Roney led the Dolphins with 15 assists Friday and won 13 points on her serve. Taylor Konrath had eight kills and won seven service points, while Savannah Rodamer won 13 points and Samantha Bonilla won eight. Her setting abilities were outstanding. Shes the one who set up Taylor for all of her kills, coach Teresa Konrath said of Roney. We looked very organized in this match and it was a good showing for us, she said. Mondays match against the Falcons was a different story. That team features one of the top prep volleyball prospects in the country in Paulina Prieto, whos committed to play for four-time defending NCAAchampion Penn State University in the fall. She was hitting missiles, but even then our kids were digging the ball, Konrath said. I have to give these kids credit. They came off the court saying we have a job to do and were going to do our best. Roney and Rodamer had six digs each in the match, while sisters Taylor and Sydney Konrath each notched five. Cassidy Van Voorst had three kills.They defeat International, fall to PalmerMARATHON VOLLEYBALL By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Wednesday,September 14,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A d / 3831400 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTYNOTICETOALL INTERESTEDPERSONS FloridaFishandWildlife ConservationCommission tookcustodyofa 12foot, orangeandYellow,two seatedkayak. Thevesselwas foundlost/abandonedon 9/6/11, onthe Bayside,in ButtonwoodSound onstate watersinMonroeCounty. PursuanttoFloridaStatute 705,thepropertywillbe disposedofunlessaclaimby therightfulownerorthelien holderisreceivedby 12/5/11. Sendclaimsinwritingto:FWC, DivisionofLawEnforcement, 2796OverseasHighway,Suite 100,Marathon,FL33050. Attention: OfficerHoover, 11-8133. PublishSeptember14,21, 2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 3796700INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.11-CP-49-M DivisionMiddleKeys INRE:ESTATEOF MILDREDA.MARSHALL A/K/AMARYMILDRED MARSHALL, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofMildredA.Marshalla/k/a MaryMildredMarshall, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasApril13,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis xxx-xx-6233,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMONROE County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050.The namesandaddressesofthe A A personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust 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 thisnoticeisSeptember14, 2011. PersonalRepresentative: WendiJohnson,PR 536WindyRoad Mt.Juliet,Tennessee37122 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardE.Warner,Esq. A ttorneyforWendiJohnson, PR FloridaBarNumber:283134 RICHARDE.WARNER,P.A. 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NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttotheFinalJudgment ofForeclosuredatedJune13, 2011intheaboveaction,Iwill selltothehighestbidderfor cashatMonroe,Florida,on October13,2011,at11:00,at courthousesteps-500 WhiteheadSt.,KeyWest,FL 33040forthefollowing describedproperty: Lot37andtheNorth1/2ofLot 36,inBlock12,ofLargoSound Village,accordingtothePlat thereof,asrecordedinPlat Book4,atPage92,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida. A nypersonclaiminganinterest inthesurplusfromthesale,if A A any,otherthantheproperty ownerasofthedateofthelis pendensmustfileaclaimwithin sixty(60)daysafterthesale. TheCourt,initsdiscretion,may enlargethetimeofthesale. Noticeofthechangedtimeof saleshallbepublishedas providedherein. DATED: By:M.Arguez DeputyClerkoftheCourt Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,theprovisionofcertain assistance.Pleasecontactthe A DACoordinator,Ms.Judy Greeneat502Whitehead Street,KeyWest,FL33040; telephonenumber 305-295-3127two(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis notice;ifyouarehearing impaired,calltheFloridaRelay Servicesat1-800-955-8771 (TTY);ifyouarevoice impaired,calltheFloridaRelay Servicesat1-800-955-8770. Preparedby: GladstoneLawGroup,P.A. 1499W.PalmettoParkRd, Suite300 BocaRaton,FL33486 PublishSeptember14,21, 2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter On a second-half series, defensive end Terrill Taylor limited Northwest to just three yards by making three straight tackles. The Eagles then tried to pass on fourth down from their own 4. The incompletion set up a oneplay Cane drive. Weve been able to rely on our defense in games thus far, Holly said. Their play has been about what we expected. Theyre filling gaps and giving a great effort. Everybody suited up on the Coral Shores sideline got in the game, Holly said. Were very proud of that, he said. Were very excited that these young men can come out do what theyve been taught and be successful.Trip to NaplesThe Hurricane defense knows it will be tested Friday on a trip to First Baptist Academy of Naples. Baptists Lions might be the most explosive offensive team we see this year, Holly said Monday. First Baptist has scored 86 points in splitting its first two games. The opener was a hard-fought 41-31 loss to capable Moore Haven program. Arunning game carried the Lions to a 55-21 decision over St. Stephens of Bradenton last weekend. They are a senior-laden club, Holly said. Theyre predominantly a power-play running team but if you try to pack eight men in the box, they can throw.Lions to test HurricanesFrom Coral Shores,1B Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWDefensive back Jimmy Rhyne (15) dodges two Northwest Christian Eagles along a cheering sideline after picking a Northwest fumble out of the air in Coral Shores41-6 win Friday. Credit Card & Debit ProcessingWe cater to the small business owner Myers Processing, LLC Locally owned and operated Free cost comparison ~ Low rates ~ No cancellation fees ~ Free Equipment 888-858-1477 Bud N Carol Myers Lady Conchs still winlessAfter Naples Lely swept the Key West High volleyball team, 25-21, 25-21, 26-24, Saturday morning at the Bobby Menendez Gym, Lely coach Daniel Selvey praised the Conchs. Scrappy they touched everything, he said. But Conch coach Jessy Hulme, whose team is 0-3 in matches and has won only one game (against Coral Shores last Thursday), wasnt buying it. We did not play well at all, Hulme said. We made mental errors, and players arent taking responsibility. Key West once again fizzled late in games. In the first game, a kill shot by Olha Morekhodova got the Conchs to within two points at 23-21, but then the Trojans quickly scored two points for the victory. Then in the second game, the Conchs again faltered down the stretch after pulling even at 19-19. We have no sense of urgency, Hulme said. The third game was a thriller. Behind the blocking of Lindsay Cowpland and the hitting of Courtnie Coleman and Britney Price, the Conchs erased a six-point deficit. Victory seemed imminent after Price took a perfect set from Matti Reid and nailed a crosscourt kill shot for a 24-22 lead. Then came the collapse. Akill by Lelys Mary Gibler and a tap shot by Jessica Johnson tied it at 2424. Then after a time-out, a tap by Johnson and a service point by Shiree Dangler (the return was wide) gave the Trojans the game and the match. Afterward, as the Conchs contemplated the defeat with ice bags on their shoulders, Hulme said, Losing today is unacceptable. That was a team [Lely improved to 3-3 and was 18-6 last season] we should have beat. Key West, which played St. Brendan in a match late Tuesday that was completed too late for todays paper, will play at Marathon at 6:30 p.m. today before returning for a weekend tournament Friday and Saturday.Coach says vball team lacks urgencyKEY WEST VOLLEYBALLBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor The Conchs Matti Reid sets the ball for Olha Morekhodova (4),who approaches for a kill shot against Naples Lely.Photo by BERT BUDDE Dolphins lower scores againAloss is never good, but Marathon High School coach Kevin Freeman has good reason to be pleased with his young teams performance Friday. The Dolphins lost to Miami Country Day, 178192, but lowered their total team score by four strokes from a Sept. 7 match against Key West High School and Ransom Everglades. That match was played on the back nine at Sombrero Country Club in Marathon and was the first time in three years the inexperienced Dolphins broke the 200stroke barrier as a team. Fridays match was better, but Freeman said theres still room for improvement. I was excited we came down again, but I wasnt overly excited because we could have played better. Their [No. 1 and No. 2] shot a 38 and 39, but after that, their golfers were in the 50s. We were better than their last four ... but we just couldnt match that 38 and 39. It was just too low, he said. For the complete story go to www.KeysNet.com/sports .MARATHON GOLFBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,September 14,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A d / 3831300 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-11-CP-176-K DivisionLowerKeys INRE:ESTATEOF FLORENCEM.MILLER, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofFLORENCEM.MILLER, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasJuly16,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis xxx-xx-7268,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMONROE County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,Florida33040.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. 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On The Water Actual ad size:3.2x 1.7YOUR AD HEREPublication dates: Wednesday, September 21stand Saturday, September 24thCopy Deadline: Thursday, September 15thBoth days for $56.00 or one day for $31.50 Your ad will appear in the Florida Keys Keynoter Key West Keynoter and on our website, KeysNet.com, in the Classified Marine section.Contact Classified Dept. at 743-5551 or email to LPreston@keynoter.com LivingReef Relief,DRC hit the waterThe Ocean Conservancys International Coastal Cleanup returns on Saturday for its 26th year, and several eventconnected cleanups are planned for the Florida Keys.Reef Relief (294-3100) is planning a cleanup of waters at No Name Key from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kayaks are being provided by Big Pine Kayak Adventures. Meet at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp, next to the No Name Bridge, and look for the Reef Relief sign. There are other cleanups from Key Largo to Key West. To find out specifics for Monroe County, go towww.signuptocleanup.organd click on the interactive map for the Florida Keys.According to the Ocean Conservancys website, Over the past 25 years, Ocean Conservancys International Coastal Cleanup has become the worlds largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Nearly 9 million volunteers from 152 countries and locations have cleaned 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers and the ocean on just one day each year.Additionally, the Dolphin Research Center hosts a cleanup at the Toms Harbor Bridge, mile marker 60.6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The goal is to collect discarded trash, monofilament fishing line and other debris.Participants should wear clothes, hats and shoes that can get wet or dirty, and bring a water bottle. Dolphin Research Center staff will supply trash bags, bug repellent, gloves and cutting tools. Meet at the parking area on the bridges south side. For more information, call Courtney Coburn at 2891121, Ext. 231.Both plan shoreline cleanupsCOASTAL CLEANUPVolunteers can still sign up for one of the cleanups. Royalty candidates looking for cashDave Taylor, Stephen Sunshine Sunday and Rebecca Schilling are running for king of Fantasy Fest 2011, and Liz Ketchum and Surrey Westrupp are looking to be crowned queen. Whoever raises the most money organizing fundraisers for AIDS Help will be crowned king and queen of the 10-day festival, taking place in late October. Following are some of their Key West events.Ongoing: Bingo at 801 Bourbon, every Sunday. Benefits all candidates.Ongoing: Win a trip to Key West. Tickets are $50 for a three-day/two-night stay at the Artist House on Fleming Street. Benefits Ketchum.Ongoing: Raffle for mans and womans Sun Cruz 1 bicycles, $5 per ticket or $20 for five. Tickets available at Eaton Bikes, 326 Southard St. or 830 Eaton St., Restaurant Store ( 1111 Eaton), Key West Insurance (646 United) and Cypress House (601 Caroline). Benefits Taylor.Ongoing: Raffles for a 42-inch flat-screen television and liquor baskets, $5 per ticket for $20 for five. Benefits Sunday. For a complete listing of events, go to www.aids help.cc .Fundraising efforts help AIDS HelpFANTASY FEST LIVING BRIEFSConstitution Day celebrated FridayFlorida Keys Community College celebrates Constitution Day with students, faculty and staff on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Stock Island Campus.Coordinated by attorney Stephen Muffler, an FKCC business law instructor, Constitution Day activities aim to educate participants on their rights encourage habits of being a good citizen.The program will feature as speakers Monroe County Court Judge Wayne Miller and Tampa attorney Gwynne Young, president-elect of The Florida Bar. Theyll speak about the U.S. Constitution and its significance in our everyday lives.Key Wests Citizens Review Board has donated free pocket Constitutions to distribute at the event, which will also include a voter registration drive conducted by the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office.Wiatt chosen as merit finalistMarathon High School senior Marina Wiatt has been named the Florida Keysonly semifinalist for a 2012 National Merit Scholarship.The National Merit Scholarship Corp. of Evanston, Ill., awards the scholarships around 8,300 with a combined value of $34 million each year. Some 1.5 million students nationwide applied for 2012 scholarships, and Wiatt made the semifinalist list of 16,000.Scholarships will be awarded in the spring. The winners are chosen based on, among other things, academic record, performance on standardized tests, service to the community and an essay.
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Observer crossword puzzle Seeing ThingsSolution in the Sept.17 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Sept.10 puzzle.LIVING BRIEFSReaders group talks AbundanceThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group meets at the library at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7 to discuss Abundance, a novel about Marie Antoinette by Sena Naslund. The author sheds new light on the queen who was loved by her adopted country of France, only to become a victim of the revolution and the violence and cruelty it engendered. To find out more, call Fran Spinelli at 731-6044.San Pablo starts religion classesReligion classes at San Pablo Catholic Church in Marathon for kids in preschool through ninth grade start on Sept. 25 at 10:15 a.m. at the church, 122nd Street oceanside. To sign up your child, call 289-0280 (leave a message), send an e-mail to IslandSun@aol.com or go to http://sanpablo1.hyper mart.net where you will find the registration forms in English and Spanish.Hospital offers weight managementMariners Hospitals Wellness Center holds a free six-week weight management program for overweight or obese children starting Sept. 29 at the hospital, mile marker 91.5 bayside. The program is designed to help children attain and maintain a healthy weight and body size and become more active and fit. Many children and adolescents who are overweight are not physically ill, said James Cordell, Wellness Center manager. However, being overweight puts them at risk for more serious longterm health issues, such as diabetes and heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea, as well as psychosocial difficulties such as peer teasing and depression. We believe this program, which includes group exercises for children and nutritional consultation for children and parents, will help improve childrens overall health. The hour-long sessions start at 6:15 p.m. and will be held Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information or to register, call Cordell at 434-1662.Cat adoption day Sept.24Forgotten Felines of Marathon holds a cat adoption day on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PurrFect Thrift Store across U.S. 1 from the Marathon Community Park. The goal is top adopt out cats rather than kittens. To find out more, call Jessica Mintz at (305) 240-5266.