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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B 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,NOVEMBER 9,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.90 25 CENTS Tough defeat Key West goalkeeper Angela Martin goes up to block a header by American Heritages Victoria Lares in Americans 3-0 defeat of the Conchs. Story, 1B Mohawk being scuttled The floating USS Mohawk CGC Memorial Museum,a Key West Harbor staple for six years,is heading out to become an artificial reef.Story, 6A Reckwerdt raid still a mysteryArestaurant at a Lower Matecumbe Key marina owned by Islamoradas mayor was closed Tuesday, five days after federal agents conducted a sweeping raid of the property. Asign on the Hungry Tarpon restaurant says it was closed for a staff training session.Michael Reckwerdt, owner of the restaurant at the familyowned Robbies Marina at mile marker 77.5 bayside, could not be reached for comment on whether the closing was related to Thursdays raid involving agents from the Internal Revenue Service, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.No federal charges have been lodged against Reckwerdt, according to online court records available at press time. And the reason for the raid remains unannounced but appears to center on finance and tax issues since the IRS was the lead agency on Thursday. Elli Michaud, a West Palm Beach-based IRS spokeswoman who was at Thursdays raid, said the IRSarrest warrant remains under seal and will be made public only if further legal action dictates it. Paul Bates, an Islamorada resort owner who has repeatedly clashed with municipal staff and council members, has appealed to the FBI and other federal and state agencies to investigate various city activities. Bates said Tuesday he wants the village investigated for possible Sunshine Law (open government) violations, selective law enforcement and other issues but did not contact the IRS. I cannot take credit for any of this, said Bates, who has run unsuccessfully for Islamorada Village Council. Im still hoping the FBI comes in to look at a lot more than taxes. Reckwerdt couldnt be reach for comment.However, longtime nemesis Bates says he isnt the one to call authoritiesISLAMORADABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKEYS CORAL SHOWCASE Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW Stephanie Roach,science and education director for the local Coral Restoration Foundation,checks out the groups 120-gallon tank featuring living coral rescued from Keys reefs.The saltwater aquarium was a big attraction at the Florida Keys section of last weeks DEMA Show in Orlando,a major scuba-industry event hosted by the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association. Island Christian School juniors Dylan Ayers and Diana Dupre help early-childhood student Brady Powell pack a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child,a project of Boone,N.C.,Samaritans Purse,which aims to send holiday boxes to impoverished children worldwide.Local drop-off points were the First Baptist Church of Key Largo and Sugarloaf Baptist Church.CHRISTMAS GIVING Sharing summit planned todayMonroe County hosts what County Administrator Roman Gastesi calls a public service alliance summit today bent on exploring ways for Keys governments to create public partnerships to save money on various services.Gastesi has long advocated economies of scale, and said he considers health insurance, fleet management and purchasing to be lowhanging fruits where money could be saved by governments working together. Their cooperation with one another has some history of failure, but Gastesi said its worth a try to save taxpayer dollars.Governments to look at cost savingsBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTYWoman missing, suspect extraditedThe ex-boyfriend of a missing Osceola County mother is back in Central Florida after being arrested in the Keys on Friday and will face a felony charge of aggravated battery.Osceola County Sheriffs Office detectives on Monday obtained a felony warrant for Steven Louis, who was released from Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island Monday afternoon after crashing his ex-girlfriends car on Big Coppitt Key, officials said.The developments came late Monday, when a new report showed that a 10-inchHe crashed her car Friday on Big CoppittMcClatchy-TribuneCRIME FRONTGastesi renewal likelyThe Monroe County Commission is scheduled to consider a four-year contract extension for Administrator Roman Gastesi when it meets next week in Key Largo. Polled Monday, commissioners heaped praise on Gastesi for his performance since being hired in April 2008 to replace Tom Willi. The only hang-up could be that, according to county records, Gastesi is requesting use of a county vehicle while continuing to receive a $650 monthly vehicle allowance that was rolled into his salary in July 2010. He uses his personal vehicle for county business now.Gastesi had received the auto allowance since his hiring, but changes to the Florida Retirement System mean auto allowances are now excluded as part of an employees salary for retirement purposes. Gastesis allowance totals $7,800 annually. The contract will remain largely the same otherwise, records say. Gastesi would not receive a raise as part of the renewal if granted, but he did receive the same 5 percent cost-of-living raise awarded most county employees this past budget cycle. Gastesi earns roughly $182,000, not including a roughly $18,000 benefits package that all county employees do, as well as a cell phone. He receives no housing allowance.Administrator wants another four-year dealBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY GOVERNMENTSee Gastesi,2A GASTESISee Summit,2ASee Missing,2ASee Raid,2A Hizzoner?It looks like the next mayor of Monroe County will be Commissioner David Rice,his colleagues say. Story, 2A Another effortThe Monroe County School Board tries again to rid itself of the former Marathon Manor nursing home.Story, 2A
While the restaurant was closed at Robbies on Tuesday, other commercial tenants at the marina were open for business as usual. Robbies Marina is well known among visitors for its dockside tarpon feeding, artistsvillage, kayaking, fishing charters and shuttles to offshore state parts at Lignum Vitae and Indian Key.It has been a tumultuous year-plus for the Reckwerdt family.Anna Reckwerdt, 42, was arrested on Sept. 25, 2010, after she allegedly drove a golf cart into Michael, her husband, during a heated domestic argument outside the Hungry Tarpon.Anna filed for divorce in November 2010. Ayear later, that action remains active in County Court.However, the battery case against Anna Reckwerdt fell into legal limbo when Michael declined to cooperate with prosecutors.Michael Reckwerdt was elected to the Village Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2010.The council holds a regularly scheduled meeting and workshops Thursday, the first council sessions since last weeks raid. The Village Council convenes a workshop at 1 p.m. at the Founders Park Community Center, followed by a 5:30 p.m. council meeting. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,November 9,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.7969 THURS.7867 FRI.7566 SAT.7769 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. 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.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. 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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 BRIEFSBaby cut over bread-slice fightAfight over two slices of bread Monday night ended up with an infant cut on the head with a knife and the alleged assailant in jail, says the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. The incident happened around 7:20 p.m. at a 23rd Street apartment in Marathon and ended up with the arrest of Kenneshia Thurman, 18, tossed in jail on counts of aggravated battery, burglary and violation of probation. Deputy Becky Herrin says multiple witnesses told Deputy Anthony ODea that Thurman knocked on the next-door apartment door of Justin Rodgers, 26, and asked for the bread. Rodgers and Desanta Carey, 29, of Key West, who was visiting, refused to give up any bread and Thurman got angry. Rodgers and Cary tried to close the door, Herrin said, but at first Thurman held it open. Eventually, they were able to close it, leaving Thurman outside.Thurman reportedly then walked back to her apartment, got a knife, returned to Rodgersapartment, forced her way in and tried to stab Carey.Carey was holding her 2month-old girl at the time and Thurman struck the child in the head with the knife instead of stabbing Carey, causing a small cut to the childs forehead. Paramedics treated the infant at the scene. Thurman was arrested at a nearby convenience store. A A A ALAWRENCE(LARRY) BRUNO whopassedawayOct. 17,2010.AMemorialMassto celebrateLarryslifewillbe heldNov12,11AMatSan PabloCatholicChurch,550 122ndSt,Marathon AA AALAWRENCE(LARRY) BRUNO whopassedawayOct. 17,2010.AMemorialMassto celebrateLarryslifewillbe heldNov12,11AMatSan PabloCatholicChurch,550 122ndSt,Marathon THE CITYOFKEYWESTCode Compliance HearingW ednesday November 16, 201 1 at 1:30 p.m. Old City Hall, 510 Greene StreetIt is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTYnumber at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3951 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 11-9-11 kitchen knife was found in Nicole Fieldsmissing car and Louis had cuts on both hands after he crashed her car following a 100 mph police chase.Fields, the mother of Louis2-year-old daughter, disappeared after a child-support hearing last week at the Osceola County Courthouse.But theres a twist: Louis owed Fields more than $12,000 in unpaid child support, but Fields had asked the court to forgive almost all of the money he owed before the hearing Thursday morning. On Friday, the Osceola County Sheriffs Office issued an alert about Fields disappearance and possible murder. The last unconfirmed sighting of Fields, 26, and Louis was late Thursday hours after the court hearing Louis did not attend when both may have been driving in Poinciana on the Osceola-Polk county line and stopped to speak with an older man.Louis was arrested in the Keys after crashed Fields car after a Monroe County deputy on Stock Island tried to stop him for speeding on U.S. 1. After making a Uturn and heading north about 10 miles, Louis turned onto a side street on Big Coppitt, drove through a gate and landed in the Gulf of Mexico.As the car sank, Louis crawled onto the roof and began throwing up sea water, along with white paste he had been seen consuming during the chase, deputies said. He was rescued from the car by a deputy aboard his personal boat, then taken to Lower Keys Medical Center. Hes charged with felony fleeing and eluding and driving with a suspended license. Fieldscar remains in Monroe County. It is expected to be moved to Kissimmee, where crimescene technicians can examine it as part of the investigation into Fields disappearance. Louis is a convicted drug dealer who worked briefly as an informant for the Osceola County Sheriffs Office, court records show.Man extraditedFrom Missing,1A I learned when I was young that a stupid question is one that doesnt get asked. Ive been talking about it and if theres a willingness, well make it happen, he said. Among the agencies scheduled to attend today: Cities of Key West, Marathon, Layton and Key Colony Beach; village of Islamorada; School District; Sheriffs Office; offices of the property appraiser, clerk of the court and tax collector; Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority; Keys Energy Services; and Mosquito Control District.We have to have an open discussion, Gastesi said. The biggest part of that is an opportunity to network. If nothing comes out of it, at least well get to know one another better. Thats always a great thing.Gastesi floated the idea of a public service alliance in July, specifically pointing to fleet management for cost savings. The Keynoter compiled fleet information from 13 different governments in early August and found roughly $10 million budgeted annually for vehicle maintenance countywide.Schools Superintendent Jesus Jara told the Keynoter hes particularly interested in this aspect of Gastesis plan. The district has a fleet of 140 vehicles and budgeted $2.1 million this fiscal year for fleet management.If theres any savings we can accrue from combined efforts, itll be worth exploring. Anything is on the table for me, he said. It is a tall order, but in these times we really have to look at what we can save.The city of Marathon and Monroe County have failed in the past to collaborate on a joint emergency operations center, and more recently a new fire station on Grassy Key. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said hes open to any idea but wants proof it could work. Im going there to listen. I hope theres some quantitative types of information to evaluate the savings on any collaborative efforts. So far, theres not been any numbers or conditions that someone could base a decision upon, he said.Property Appraiser Karl Borglum is slated to give a presentation on the status of property values in the Keys while Gastesi will talk about the status of the countys infrastructure sales tax. Todays meeting is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Gato Building in Key West. It wont be televised.Jara interestedFrom Summit,1AHes essentially just asking for a repeat of his existing contract. I think that at least for me, its pretty much a no-brainer, Commissioner George Neugent said. I think Roman has really come around and has performed well. Im certainly not interested in going through a search for another county administrator.Commissioner David Rice echoed that, saying, If I never am involved with another hiring process for county administrator, itll be too soon. He said Gastesis done well to get the county budget in order and that he feels approving the contract will be a non-event.That is the gorilla in the room, Rice said of the budget. Its certainly been handled well over the last three or four years hes had input.Mayor Heather Carruthers said she hopes fellow commissioners wont consider Gastesi asking for a county car as a deal breaker.I know how much he travels. I can understand the desire to have your own company car, she said.The commission is scheduled to meet Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center near mile marker 102. Renewal likelyFrom Gastesi,1A LOUIS Rice likely to be next county mayorThe days of keep-away on the Monroe Commission are over when it comes to the ceremonial mayoral position. Denied a chance at the honor during his first term in office, it appears a foregone conclusion that Vice Mayor David Rice will be handed the gavel when the commission meets Nov. 16 in Key Largo. Thats its annual organization meeting. Im certainly going to support David. Hes long overdue and this will be his first time. The Gang of Three which was with Murray Nelson at the time kept David from serving when he should have, Commissioner George Neugent said, referring to the boards former three-member voting bloc. Rice sat on the commission from 2002 until resigning in 2006 to run for state House. Commissioner Sylvia Murphy, a former mayor, won Nelsons Key Largo seat after he died during his second four-year term in 2006. That infighting is so stupid. What it consists of is running a meeting and signing 10 million papers and having everyone call you mayor. It doesnt get you any more money, she said. Well, not much more money, according to outgoing Mayor Heather Carruthers. She joked that she received an extra $50 per month in commissioner pay the past year. Ive really enjoyed it and learned a lot being mayor and everyone should have the opportunity, she said. It is more responsibility and work. You have to be more available than just being a regular commissioner. Rice said hes ready to accept that responsibility if the commission so chooses. I would guess I am [going to be appointed], but Ive seen people go into the meetings thinking theyd be mayor and they werent. Id certainly be honored if I were, he said. It seems the only thing undecided heading into next week is whether Commissioner Kim Wigington will turn down the vice mayor slot for a third time. Murphy said she plans to nominate Wigington. The commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo.Organizational meeting Nov.16 in Key LargoBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY COMMISSION RICEBates: I didnt do itFrom Raid,1AAnother bid for Manor?AMonroe County School District committee met behind closed doors in Marathon on Tuesday to review proposals for the potential development or sale of the Marathon Manor property. Proposals were due on Nov. 1; Corey Wybensinger, a district purchasing staffer, confirmed there were responses but, citing state statute, declined to specify the companies involved, nature of the proposals, potential price tags or even the composition of the review committee.Well see what happens, Superintendent Jesus Jara said. Im looking forward to seeing the possibilities and finding out what we can do with that property.Over the summer, the district spent $350,000 to have more than 10,000 cubic yards of fill removed from the property and to remove vegetation. The site formerly housed Marathon Manor, a nursing home. Its building still stands. Mike Puto, a former Marathon city manager and Monroe County commissioner, sits on the committee thats reviewing the proposals.Before moving forward, Puto said hed like to see the stakeholders sit down with Marathon planning staff to take a look and see what can and cannot be done based on zoning, density and other restrictions. Whatever is allowed there, he said, these people have to understand theyve got [Marathon High School] across the street. They have to be a team player with the school. The district purchased the Marathon Manor property for $7.4 million in 2005, shortly after the nursing home closed, looking at it for teacher housing and Marathon High parking. It later entered into discussions with Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas about turning the space into a multi-function affordable housing complex. That fell through in April 2007, shortly before Cay Clubs went belly-up. Later talks with Marathon officials about using the building as a city hall went nowhere. Last July, West Palm Beach developer Jack Weir of Eastwind Development LLC made a surprise offer of between $1.5 million and $2.7 million for the unused property, dependent on if the property could be converted to housing. That, too, did not materialize. Up until new legislation was enacted this summer, government meetings involving bid openings, reviews, rankings and the like were open to the public.Theron Simmons, a district contract attorney with firm Vernis and Bowling of the Florida Keys, communicated to Wybensinger and other district staff on Tuesday, telling them not to allow the public in the bid meeting, citing the law.District staff wont say who is involvedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Killers finder jailed for DUIAfederal Immigration agent praised for finding a notorious European killer found himself on the wrong side of the bars Monday in the Lower Keys. Tommy D. Ontko, 63, remained in custody at the Monroe County Detention Center at press time Tuesday while awaiting his first court appearance on a charge of driving under the influence. Ontko was booked at 11:47 p.m. Monday after being stopped by a Sheriffs Office deputy. Astaffer at a Ramrod Key bar alerted Deputy Chris Fraser that a man who appeared drunk had been denied service and was ready to drive away in a red Chevrolet Blazer. Fraser stopped the SUVafter seeing it traveling northbound in the southbound lane of U.S. 1 at a fast rate. Ontkos address was withheld under laws safeguarding private information of lawenforcement officers but he carried a Michigan drivers license. Previous press accounts indicate he worked as a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service investigator based at the Detroit airport. In 2001, Ontko followed a hunch that ultimately led to the Miami arrest of Francisco Arce Montes, 61, a native of Spain.Montes is serving a 30year sentence in France for the 1996 rape and murder of Caroline Dickinson, 13, of Cornwall, England. Dickinson was attacked in a Brittany hostel while on a school trip.According to accounts from the BBC and other British media outlets, Ontko was returning from a 2001 meeting in Canada when he picked up a European newspaper that detailed the fruitless search for Dickinsons killer. Five years after the murder, French officials had focused on Montes as the prime suspect but had no idea where he was.For much more on this story, go to www.Keys Net.com .With a hunch, Ontko tracked man to MiamiSo far, so good for homelessFollowing a Monday program launch, a specially outfitted vehicle will spend five days a week setting up shop around Key West with an aim of helping the homeless take advantage of social services.The Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, an umbrella organization that coordinates public, private and nonprofit activities designed to assist the homeless population of Monroe County, is managing the $157,000, 15month pilot program.Although she didnt have firm numbers of interactions for the first two days, SHAL Executive Director Wendy Coles said the initial response is encouraging. Its off to a great start, she said. The two program staff members set up numerous appointments. The folks on the street seem to be responding very positively. She said stops include Bayview Park, Simonton Street Beach, Indigenous Park on White Street and the soup kitchen on Flagler Avenue all places popular with the homeless.Services offered through the mobile program include rudimentary medical care, help getting state-issued identification, referrals for substanceabuse and mental-health issues, job placement and access to transitional housing.I think its a good way to really increase our understanding of who are the people out there on the street not accessing services, and why arent they, Coles said. So often, people have given up on the system or they dont know where to turn for help. Weve got some great staff that are out there shooting the breeze and developing a relationship so theres more trust.Funding for the program comes from the Klaus Murphy Foundation, the Guidance Care Center of the Florida Keys, the city of Key West, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Lower Keys Medical Center and Colesorganization. At the beginning of October, SHALcoordinated a transition of management at the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter on Stock Island from the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, a three-entity consortium comprising Samuels House, St. Mary Star of the Sea Outreach Mission and the Guidance Care Center.The Outreach Coalition wanted out due partly to an ongoing lawsuit brought by neighbors at the Sunset Marina Condominium Association, who contend the Stock Island shelter was built in violation of local land-use, zoning and density laws, as well as state and federal environmental permitting regulations.Mobile program hits streets 1st time MondayBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Wednesday,November 9,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com The complete Florida Keys news and information source. Open & Free to everyone in the Lodging,Hospitality & Business Community! Join us after work for a complimentary members only mixer from 5-7 pm. 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Visit The...Annual Trade Show & Hospitality ExpoNovember 15th,2011 Casa Marina Resort,Key West 1:00 pm 7:00 pm D Gun missing from State Attorneys OfficeAgun is missing from the Monroe County State Attorneys Office in Key West, and staff there thinks they know who has it: Aformer investigator fired for misconduct.However, they say they dont have recourse to pursue criminal charges because they cant say if the gun was stolen.In a police report filed Friday, investigator Chris Weber, who handles weapons inventory for the office, told Key West police that a .40-caliber Glock assigned to investigator Vicente Lopez is missing.The report says Lopez told Weber he had loaned the weapon in January 2010 to then-investigator Eric Thomas, who was fired in March 2010; apparently Thomas never returned the weapon and Lopez never asked for it back.Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson, chief of the investigative division, said this is something that should have been discovered when Thomas left, and the police report served to justify the inventory discrepancy. We believe Eric Thomas had it in his possession when he was terminated and did not return it, Wilson said. Given what we know, theres not enough to charge him with any crime. Of course, he added, if the firearm turns up somewhere in the hands of some third party, and we can trace the firearm back to Eric Thomas; thats a different story.Wilson said Thomas was fired for misconduct after his aunt complained to the office that Thomas stiffed her on the sale of a truck; subsequent investigation revealed that in obtaining title to the vehicle, Thomas reported it as a gift.Wilson said the Glocks serial number was entered into the Florida Crime Information Center and National Crime Information Center databases that, if consulted, would indicate the gun was stolen.Investigator who had it since firedBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comLAW ENFORCEMENT KEY WEST LOWER KEYS ONTKOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,November 9,2011 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: email@example.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. EDITORIALDrug-test law fails 1st roundLETTERS TO THE EDITORNo subsidy needed hereRe: Agovernment subsidy for the Keys Shuttle mainland airport service: Sorry, but this writers letter to the editor cracked me up. Dont get me wrong; I know and respect the owners of the Keys Shuttle, and once worked as a driver for that company and for the one that preceded it, Action Taxi. These folks quickly saw a need for a company like the Keys Shuttle when American Airlinessubsidiary, American Eagle, abandoned Marathon several years ago. They took a risk and invested (Im guessing) a chunk of money to get the venture started and build a presence throughout the Keys. And since that time theyve earned a well-deserved reputation for providing superior service at a fair price, even while holding their overhead to a rock-bottom minimum. Smart business. Good for them. But a subsidy? Cmon. The Keys Shuttle already enjoys a near-monopoly down here and you can bet this company is making a very nice return on its investment, particularly during the winter tourist season. And as to the notion that tax breaks or other subsidies are needed to encourage the Keys Shuttle to enter cruise-ship markets in Miami and Fort Lauderdale well, theyve been delivering that service on an on-demand basis for years, thank you very much. What say we save our subsidies for organizations and/or companies that really need them to help provide needed goods and services where they dont presently exist rather than simply to fatten the bottom lines of those who are already doing quite well? To be fair, Im sure the Keys Shuttle owners would never dream of accepting unneeded tax subsidies unlike, lets say, outfits such as Exxon Mobil, Bank of America and General Electric which, combined, garnered profits of $55 billion in 2010 and paid zero in federal taxes. But I digress. Phil Sweedar MarathonFamily appreciates loveI would like to offer much-belated thanks on the anniversary of my brother-in-law Brians passing to all who contributed last year to helping our family through a very difficult time. Many thanks to the owners and staff at the Hurricane Grille for a wonderful memorial evening, to Craig and the Marathon Lady for a great memorial cruise, to Marilyn Beyer at Beyer Funeral Home, and to the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office for its invaluable assistance, not to mention the medicinal assistance to the family from Cabana Breezesdedicated and personally involved staff. Our family misses Brian every day, as Im sure some of you do. After living in the Marathon area for much of 25 years, Brian was, shall we say, pretty well known. There is a Facebook page in his name, Brian P. Furey Memorial. There are some good tributes and stories from his life up north, but we would love to have input from the Keys, where he spent so much of his life, and where he left his beloved daughter Brieanna. Please help us to keep his memory alive by contributing to the site. Sarah Furey Center Moriches, N.Y. Key Colony BeachBand is selflessThe Middle Keys have a group of young men to be extremely proud of, the boys in the band Misery Loves Company. Brendon Miller, Steve OToole, and Dave and Chris Campbell have been playing in Marathon for about a year now at various festivals and tiki bars. They are pleasant, polite kids and very talented. Following our Veterans Day parade on Nov. 5, they wowed the parade participants at the American Legion barbecue that was held for the veterans and their family and friends. We found something out that makes me admire them even more they donated all of the tips they made for the afternoon to the Wounded Warrior Project and other veterans organizations. These kids could use that money to replace guitar strings, drum sticks, etc., but selflessly gave to those who sacrificed for us all. Great job; they are our heroes also. Wed like to also add a big thanks to all who took the time out of their day to watch the parade and honor those who served. Skip and Tina Warren MarathonSpay,neuter your petsNational Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is Nov. 6-12, and the compassionate people who care for our countrys homeless animals deserve everyones thanks. Shelter staffers are some of the hardest-working people around. They scrub kennels; heft heavy dogs onto examination tables; and get slobbered on, peed on and occasionally bitten by a poor, scared soul who has known nothing but cruelty from humans. They cuddle cats, throw balls for dogs, slip treats through cage bars, speak kind words and give many hugs and scratches behind the ears. They also have the thankless, heart-wrenching task of cradling trusting dogs and cats in their arms and euthanizing them because there simply arent enough good homes for them all. The best way to show appreciation to animal shelter staffers is by doing our part to slow the stream of homeless animals. That means always having our cats and dogs spayed or neutered and saving lives by adopting our animal companions from shelters instead of buying them from breeders or pet stores. Lindsay Pollard-Post PETAFoundation Norfolk, Va.Veterans honoredThe Veterans Council of Monroe County and the organizers of the seventh annual Veterans Day parade in Marathon is a testimony to the fantastic community of Marathon. Marathon is the heart of the Florida Keys by location but, more important, the heart of our community. The 60plus vehicles and motorcycles decked out in red, white and blue with American flags flying were stretched out on U.S. 1 as far as you could see. The parade returned to American Legion Post 154. The legion staff was great. The Sheriffs Office and Key Colony Beach police escorts did a great job. Abig thanks to Centennial Bank for its hospitality wagon. Those that served the food did a great job. The band Misery Loves Company, comprising a group of young, polite band members, was very good and was enjoyed by the legion guests. The band donated its tip money to the Wounded Warrior Project. Coral Marine Construction supplied the stage. Thanks to all the local radio stations and newspapers for their support, and to all participants for making this a memorable parade honoring our veterans. Grace Parks Veterans Council of Monroe County MarathonState requires welfare recipients to undergo tests but all signs point to it being a red herringIt would be easy to praise Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature for the laudable goals of curbing drug use among welfare recipients by testing applicants and saving money by denying users aid. Easy to praise, that is, if wholesale testing really saved money and if applying for temporary cash assistance itself proves probable drug use. In the face of contrary evidence, the best the governor and Legislature could hope to achieve with a new law was to build a barrier to help for those in need. Florida had been there, done that with a pilot test of drug testing in 1998 and found few benefits for the poor or for taxpayers. The next year the federal courts declared unconstitutional a similar program in Michigan. Yet, this year Scott proposed the drug-testing measure, and the Legislature cantered off to do it again with no indication that it now would be successful. And a federal judge predictably has agreed with the Michigan ruling. According to Judge Mary Scriven of Orlando, the testing requirement does not meet the exemption for special need from the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable search. The courts have sanctioned government-required drug testing for workers in safetyand security-related jobs such as customs agents and train engineers, she noted. The judge further noted that the Florida test results would not be held confidential and would linger in state computers indefinitely. And she referred to the states own failed pilot project. Since the Florida law took effect July 1, more than 7,000 applicants have been drug-screened, and just 32 tested positive. Another 1,600 applicants did not take the test. Some likely refused because they would test positive, but all? Applicants must pay $25 to $45 for the test at a lab and then wait to be reimbursed if the test is negative. Thats quite an outlay for people so broke that they need a temporary monthly check of $364 for a family of four. Whats more, applicants who are taking medications under doctors orders that might affect the result must prove it. This to-ing and fro-ing to offices and labs means they must have transportation. Indeed, experts in the field cite lack of transportation, poor education and health problems not drug abuse as the reasons that people seek state assistance (let alone the economic crash). Legislators around the country have been racing to become state-sponsored nannies, with proposals even to ban cell-phone ownership by aid recipients (as if this makes job hunting easier). Those steps may play well in Peoria, but they distract from the harder work of effective job training and other initiatives to enable work, such as low-cost day care and efficient public transportation. Shouldnt reducing the welfare rolls permanently be the goal? Miami Herald Keynoter photo by JOANNE PULISThe parade makes its way up U.S.1 on Saturday.It ended at the American Legion,where food was served and music performed. Autopsy: Driver in fatal impairedThe driver of a Jeep who plowed into two homeless men in the Lower Keys in September, killing them and himself, had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit, autopsy results show. The Sept. 5 crash happened at the Key Haven boat ramp at mile marker 5. At the wheel was Mark Dawood, 34, of Key West. An Oct. 25 autopsy report from Monroe County Medical Examiner E. Hunt Scheuerman shows Dawood had a blood alcohol level of .12, above the legal limit of .08. He also had caffeine in his system but nothing to indicate drugs such as amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine or oxycodone. State troopers say that about 3:25 a.m. the day of the crash, Dawood was driving north on U.S. 1 at an excessive speed and, at the ramp at mile marker 4.5, 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 the two homeless men, Lauren LeFlair, 57, and Kenneth Neely, 52. They were sitting on the wall and died instantly, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The Jeep, meanwhile, then went atop the seawall, spun and fell into the water 75 feet north of LeFlair and Neely. Dawood died at the scene of head injuries. The last time a triple-fatal crash happened in the Keys was in August 2009, when three people from Okeechobee died in a crash at mile marker 38, just south of the Seven Mile Bridge.Three died at boat ramp on Sept.5LOWER KEYSAnimal activist now facing a felonyAn animal-rights activist arrested in September near the Marine Mammal Conservancy site on Key Largo discovered Thursday that his misdemeanor case now includes a felony. Acount of disrupting an animal enterprise was newly lodged against Arnold Christopher Lagergren, 41, of Miami. Suddenly being charged with a felony is not a good thing, said Richard Wunsch, a Key West attorney representing Lagergren. The timing is unusual, to say the least. Jonathan Raiche, prosecuting the case for the Monroe County State Attorneys Office, said adding new counts is a fairly typical thing when a review of the case points to additional charges. We try to be as vigilant as we can, when possible, Raiche said. It is one of the more obscure felony offenses. Its not a charge you would necessarily expect the law-enforcement officer at the scene to be aware of, Raiche said.Florida Statute 828.42, a thirddegree felony, prohibits physical disruption to the property, personnel or operations of an animal enterprise.Raiche said another prosecutor alerted him to the law. I reviewed the statute and it fits for bill for the Lagergren case, Raiche said. The statute exists so we filed it. Wunsch said he is not aware of any other Florida prosecutions of the animal enterprise disruption law, which apparently is intended to prosecute people intent on freeing animals from laboratories, attractions or farms. Use of it seems to be very rare, he said.When Lagergren appeared Thursday at the Plantation Key Government Center to request a continuance, he was informed that his case was being moved to felony court.Lagergren initially was charged in September with two counts of trespass and two counts of criminal mischief for entering the Marine Mammal Conservancy site at mile marker 102.2. At the time, MMC volunteers were caring for two pilot whales from a mass stranding in May in the Lower Keys. The female whales, an adult and a calf, were declared nonreleasable due to health and age problems and later transported to SeaWorld in Orlando. An off-duty Miami police officer volunteering with the MMC chased and arrested Lagergren at gunpoint after the officer reported seeing Lagergren enter the MMC property after previously being banned. Lagergren tampered with an MMC fence, said the officer, Javier Ortiz. The whales, being held in another area of the property at the time of the incident, were not harmed.Lagergren referred questions to his attorney. He is free on a $30,000 bond.Police reports describe Lagergren as affiliated with the Animal Liberation Front organization, which advocates direct action against animal captivity.KEY LARGOKeynoter Staff By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Charge stems from September run-in with cop
Wednesday,November 9,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com KAYAKDEMO DAYOne Day Event November 12, 10AM-5PMKayaks from: Hobie, Wilderness Systems, Hurricane, Ocean Kayak, Old Town, Necky & Current Designs, plus SUP Boards will be available to test paddle...F l o r i d a B a y O u t f i t t e r s I n c .MM 104 Key Largo (305) 451-3018 www.kayakfloridakeys.com BusinessBUSNESS BRIEFSWilliamson joins Mariners HospitalBaptist Health, parent company of Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, has named John Williamson Mariners human resources director. He replaces Phil Magin, who was promoted to HR director at Coral GablesDoctors Hospital, another Baptist Health medical center. Williamson comes to the Keys from Pawleys Island, S.C., where he was regional human resources generalist for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina. Prior to that, he held positions in the nonprofit, banking and entertainment industries. Williamson, a native of Ocean City, N.J., holds a bachelors degree in business from Stockton College in Pomona, N.J. He is pursuing his MBAat Webster College.Boutique opens in IslamoradaAnew boutique has opened in Islamorada, and the owner is no stranger to the clothing business. Suzanne Gleason has launched the Zero Dress Code Boutique at mile marker 82.2. Her goal: I want everyone to feel as though there is no dress code in the Keys, hence the name, and that each and every person should create their own dress code or style. I dont want price to hamper anyones decision to look, feel and be beautiful. Gleason says she owned the Angelika boutique from 1996 to 2003, then spent the past eight years living in Fort Lauderdale, Tarpon Springs and Charlotte, N.C., before returning. She says shes a graduate of Ohio State University and was a United Airlines flight attendant for 15 years. Her travels in that job and elsewhere gave her the inspiration for zero dress code as a motif. 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Ferree also wants to develop shaded structures called WattTrees that provide shade while generating electricity from solar panels attached to the roof. Aprototype called a RubeStation already exists in Eustis. FastPark & Relax in Orlando already uses solar panels on shaded parking structures and offers free electric-car charging stations at a daily rate of $7.50. Florida is the Sunshine State, Ferree said. The weather may not always be perfect, but its pretty darn good here. Solar power isnt new to Florida, and other companies are claiming stakes in the industry. Lake County commissioners in February unanimously approved Lake Mary-based Blue Chip Energys plan to build a 40megawatt plant in a 200-acre cow pasture. It could soon become Floridas largest solar-energy farm, producing enough power for 8,000 homes. The project would eclipse Florida Power & Lights 25megawatt Next Generation Solar Energy Center in DeSoto County. Construction began in April on a 6-megawatt solar array at the Orlando Utilities Commissions Curtis Stanton Energy Center, east of Orlando.Nominal fee to rejuice electric carMcClatchy-TribuneAUTOMOBILES Chamber addresses identity theftChief Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Manny Madruga will discuss how to avoid identity theft when he speaks to the membership of the Key West Chamber of Commerce on next week. The public is invited. Among the topics hell address:Identity theft defined.Identity theft scams described.Identity theft scam detection.Identity theft Prevention.Credit monitoring.Identity theft repair.Business responsibility with personal information.Business liability for identity theft. The session is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort on South Roosevelt Boulevard. Cost is $29 for chamber members, $39 for others, which includes a continental breakfast. RSVYPby 10 a.m. Nov. 14 to 294-2587.Nominees soughtThe Key West Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its annual awards to be bestowed at its awards luncheon set for Dec. 21 at the Marriott Beachside Resort. They are:Business for Beauty Award: Given for major capital projects or extensive renovations that add to beauty and contribute to the overall attractiveness of Key West. This can be given to a government and civic group, as well as a business.Venture Award: Given for bold investment in a new business or enterprise that exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and adds to the Key West atmosphere. Franchises are not eligible.Piece of the Rock Award: Given to dedicated individuals who have clearly gone above and beyond the scope of their normal responsibilities to help make Key West a better community. The deadline for nominations is noon Nov. 28. They can be faxed to 294-7806 or e-mailed to kbaker@key westchamber.org. The chambers Executive Committee will decide the winners.Madruga leads the discussion for businessesKEY WEST Maintaining the secrecy of your Social Security number whenever possible is one way to cut down on the chances of becoming the victim of identity theft.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,November 9,2011 NOTICE OFINTENTTO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTSThe Board of Directors of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, Florida (the Board) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments which may be levied throughout Monroe County, Florida, including the unincorporated area of the County and within the boundaries of all municipalities within the County including the areas known as Big Coppitt Wastewater Service District, Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Service District and the Monroe County SubDistrict of the Layton Wastewater Service District (subject to and as provided by section 9 of Chapter 76-441, Laws of Florida, as amended), for the cost of providing for (a) identification of parcels, development of one or more wastewater infrastructure and or service delivery plans, engineering, and cost estimation, and (b) acquisition, construction, administration and appurtenant costs of associated wastewater projects, management services and facilities including the upgrading of existing plants to meet 2015 standards commencing for the Fiscal Year 2011-2012. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to preserve its right and option to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 10:00 a.m., November22, 2011, at the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative, Inc., Tavernier, Florida Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at Administrative Offices of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. Adoption of such resolution shall not be deemed to commit or require the Authority to impose any charge or assessment and the adoption of any such charges or assessments, if any, will only be made after future consideration, notice and subsequent public hearing as provided by law. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of Directors with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF DIRECTORSFLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY Mohawkheading out of Key West forsinkingWith a deal pending that would see the retired U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mohawk scuttled as an artificial reef in Southwest Florida, Bill Verge, proprietor of the museum ship, is preparing to the strip the vessel of items with both monetary and historical value. Verge said things like pictures, plaques, brass, guns and portholes would be removed. All theyre getting is a hull. Last week, a consortium comprising representatives from Charlotte, Lee, Manatee and Sarasota counties agreed to spend $1.5 million to scuttle the Mohawk about 13 miles off Sanibel Island. The consortium, essentially a special taxing district called the West Coast Inland Navigation District, has been planning an artificial reef as a dive destination with Florida Keys-based Reefmakers. That company was integral in the 2008 scuttling of the 520-foot U.S.S. Hoyt S. Vandenberg off Key West, which has turned into a popular diving and fishing spot. Id rather see it become a reef than turned in to razorblades, Verge said of the Mohawk, referencing the chance the ship could be sold for scrap metal. Verge, who runs the nonprofit Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum Inc. that operates the USS Mohawk CGC Memorial Museum, said it would cost about $400,000 in repairs to keep the Mohawk at her berth along the East Quay Wall in the Truman Waterfront. Steve Boutelle, marine services operations manager for Lee County, said that a little more than a year ago, county staff began a general dialogue with Reefmakers about a scuttling project. Then, he said, about six months ago, we learned of [the Mohawk ] through a number of different connections. It seems like itll be a pretty good fit for us. The plan is to have the ship on the bottom before next hurricane season starts June 1. Verge also operates the adjacent U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark, which, like the Mohawk is open for public tours. The Mohawk at 165 feet, was brought to Key West in 2006, after spending decades in a Staten Island, N.Y. shipyard. Launched in October 1934, the Mohawk was commissioned to patrol the Hudson and Delaware rivers on icebreaking duty in January 1935. Verge is resigned to see the vessel go, but belied a distaste for the tourism environment in Key West that sees attractions of historical and military significance fail. Its hard to support things like this in a town thats more about drinking and puking than about history. You sure cant make it on $12 gangway admissions.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTPair held in separate casesTwo unrelated domestic cases two days apart this week saw two Upper Keys men charged with false imprisonment and battery. In both cases, the defendants physically refused to allow women to leave a residence during an argument, Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies reported. Randall Weathers, 47, was arrested early Monday after a pre-dawn incident on South Coconut Palm Boulevard in Islamorada.A47-year-old woman who told deputies that she had an on-again, off-again domestic relationship with Weathers said she invited him to stay overnight. Before 5 a.m., Weathers reportedly awakened the woman and accused her of seeing other men.Deputy Patricia Garcia reported the victim said Weathers pushed her down [and] choked her, a spokeswoman related. When she tried to call 911, he took both her cell phone and car keys and hid them from her. She said she tried to leave, but he prevented her from leaving.The woman later found her cell phone and texted the word Help to a friend, who came to her home and got her out.Weathers was arrested at his residence a short time later. He faces a count of obstruction in addition to charges of false imprisonment and battery. Richard Holt, 50, of Key Largo was arrested after deputies were called to a Jean LaFitte Drive residence around 9 p.m. Sunday. Holt and his wife, age 44, reportedly are divorcing but remain in the same house with their three teenage children. Holts wife told Deputy Vaughn OKeefe that after an argument, Holt took her cell phone and stopped her from using the house phone, a report says. When she tried to leave the house, he locked the door and would not let her out.She later got out of the house but said Holt stopped her, first by grabbing her and holding her on the ground, then by standing in front of the car so she could not leave.She later was able to reach a neighbors house. Holt was charged with witness tampering in addition to false imprisonment and battery.2 charged with holding women against willCRIME FRONTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comResidents embraced murder suspectThe residents of Travel Trailer Town in Key Largo first met Noel Sosa-Ruiz about four years ago, when he swam ashore after jumping off a boat that had smuggled him into the United States from Cuba. Five days ago, when Magaly Rivas saw him again, He looked dazed, stressed, she said. He said he had some problems with his wife in Houston. Just how serious those problems were did not become clear until Friday, when, with the U.S. Coast Guard closing in, the 41year-old Sosa-Ruiz shot and killed himself in a stolen boat that was out of gas and drifting just 20 miles off Cubas northern coast. Back in Key Largo, Rivas, 39, and her boyfriend Juan Carlos Leyva, 42, the boats owner, found a note in a van that Sosa-Ruiz had been driving.I am condemned to die because I killed my wife and I have to leave, read the note, written in Spanish, according to Rivas. Forgive me.In Houston, Sosa-Ruiz was indeed wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Yodanis Cruz-Rojas, the mother of his two children, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office soon learned. Cruz-Rojas was at work at a dental office on Oct. 27 when Sosa-Ruiz walked in, fatally shot her and fled, according to Houston police. After the shooting, SosaRuiz, a licensed security guard, apparently made his way from Texas to his sisters house in Kissimmee. There, he picked up the van he drove to Key Largo. Given a room in a neighbors house, Sosa-Ruiz helped Leyva work on a small boat, while incessantly asking to go out on a fishing trip. Rivas said she and Leyva told him the seas were too rough for fishing.On Thursday, Leyva was scheduled to go into the hospital for medical tests. He would stay overnight. And that is when Sosa-Ruiz apparently saw his chance, Rivas said.Neighbors heard the engine of Leyvas 21-foot Mako center console roar to life between 1 and 2 a.m. Friday. When Leyva returned from the hospital Friday morning, he found the boat gone and the note in the van. After the boat theft was reported to the Sheriffs Office, the Coast Guard was alerted. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Coast Guard in Sector Key West got word from the crew of a Customs and Border Protection Dash-8 aircraft: Two red flares had been fired from a center-console vessel that appeared to be dead in the water and in need of assistance.The crew of the cutter Nantucket was diverted to the vessels position, and a Coast Guard plane crew flew over to drop a radio, raft, food and a pump to the vessel.Sosa-Ruiz retrieved only the radio and the pump. He used gasoline from the pump to get his engine started and took off toward Cuba, the Coast Guard reported. But that fuel did not last long. Drifting again, the stolen vessel was spotted by crew aboard the cargo ship Four Nabucco about 11 miles southwest of Cay Sal Island in the Bahamas. They reported the boats position to the Coast Guard. Four Nabucco crew members took down the vessels registration numbers. The numbers matched those of Leyvas boat. The Nantucket found Sosa-Ruiz and the Mako about 6 p.m. Friday. As the 110-foot patrol boat neared, Sosa-Ruiz fired one shot directly into his chest. The boarding team approached the vessel, boarded it and confirmed that he was dead.A.40 caliber Berretta, believed to be the gun SosaRuiz used on himself, was found in the boat, Herrin said.Sun-SentinelCRIME FRONT
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,NOVEMBER 9,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B On the run Key West High receiver Clive Georges heads down the sideline for a TD after catching a pass against Norland Friday night. But ultimately,the Conchs fell.Story, 2B Grants for the birds The Cornell (N.Y.) University bird laboratory has money available for neighborhood birding endeavors educational programs, gardening,what have you.Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleSantiesteban leads Cane swimmers into stateCoral Shores High junior Luis Santiesteban faces a busy day at the pool in Fridays Florida Class 1A championship meet in Orlando. Hurricane boys swimmers have qualified to compete in five events at the state meet. Santiesteban races in four of them. Its a challenge but Luis can handle it, said Hurricane co-coach Mhyria Miller, a former two-event state champion for Coral Shores. Hes a tough kid. Like all our swimmers, he trains for miles and miles every day, Miller said. Luis has been swimming these events in every dual meet this season. Coral Shores qualified six swimmers five boys and one girl for the state championship with high finishes at last weeks Region 4-1Ameet in Fort Lauderdale. State finalists were picked based on event times from all four regions. Two Hurricane boys freestyle relay teams compete in the 200-yard and 400yard state championship events at the Central Florida YMCAAquatic Center in Orlando. Santiesteban will race as an individual in the 200 individual medley and the 100 free, and in both relays. Hurricane senior captain A.J. Hamer sprints in the boys 50 free, then joins both freestyle relay teams. Kelsea Volland, a freshman, earned a spot in the girls 100 backstroke race. Our kids swam exceptionally well at the regional, Miller said. All our state qualifiers set school records in their events. The boys 400 free relay team Evin Zekthi, Garrett Munshower, Santiesteban and Hamer posted Coral Shoresbest finish at the highly competitive South Florida regional with a fourth-place time of 3 minutes, 19.06 seconds, about eight seconds behind the region winner. The Canes will be seeded sixth among 16 relay teams in the 400 at the meet. The 200 relay team Luke Miller, Hamer, Santiesteban and Munshower took sixth at the regional with a 1:31.52 time, good for a No. 10 seeding at the state meet. Santiesteban was seventh in both his individual regional races. His 1:59.9 time in the medley earned him a No.Overall, six from Tavernier heading northCORAL SHORES SWIMMING Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores swimmer Luis Santiesteban,seen in an October meet,will race in four events at the Florida Class 1A championships Friday in Orlando.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Swimming,2B 5-5 Canes close out season ThursdayCoral Shores High Schools football season ends at home Thursday, too soon for Hurricane players and coaches. The Hurricanes have a good chance to close out the campaign with a solid 5-5 record but head coach Ed Holly says the team is just hitting its stride. Last Fridays 48-14 home victory over a 7-2 Palmer Trinity club stands as Exhibit A. The Canes fell behind early but stormed back and steadily pulled away with what could be a record-setting ground game an offensive day of more than 500 yards. We had to fight through adversity against a good football team, Holly said. It forced our guys to be high-character guys and they came through, he said. They executed in a game that we needed. It really was the first time weve been clicking on all cylinders, both on offense and defense. The Canes try to finish strong against Sheridan Hills Sharks (0-7). Game time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium. Our guys like to play well at home in front of their community, Holly said. It would be great to go out on a two-game win streak. Friday, the Hurricane offense repeatedly punched holes in Palmers defense, opening holes for senior halfback Andrew Garcia and junior fullback Kodi Roberts. Garcia exploded for 310 yards, including second-half touchdown romps of 32 and 62 yards, Holly said. Roberts scored three touchdowns, two on shortyardage runs after long firsthalf drives and the final score of the game on a 32-yard run. I dont know the last time a Coral Shores halfback ran for over 300 yards or the fullback scored three touchdowns, Holly said. The head coach credited the offensive line for playing one of its best games this season, along with a steady performance from blocking back Alex Gomez. Sophomore Jake Niedbalski got his first varsity start at center to replace injured Benny Cosme. After Niedbalski was sidelined with an injury, junior-varsity center Brandon Fernandez took over without missing a beat. Guys kept stepping up to contribute what they could, Holly said. Tyler Smith, Justin Erickson, Tom Johnson and David Bogue all blocked well and the backs did a great job making the right reads. It was just a fantastic night running the ball. The Hurricane defense did its part, shutting down Palmers offense to fewer than 150 yards and forcing two turnovers that produced touchdowns. Senior linebacker Gianni Gonzalez picked up a loose ball on a botched Palmer pitch and scored a secondhalf touchdown. That was a smart play by a very smart football player, Holly said. Gianni has battled injuries all season but he played a whale of a game. Alberto Anderson, a 6foot freshman defensive back, intercepted a Palmer throw the Cane offense turned into a touchdown when quarterback Addison Duma-Kenny found Jimmy Rhyne in the end zone. Thursdays game time means Coral Shores finishes the season on a short week for practice, and Cane coaches had scant scouting information on Sheridan Hills. Its not about what they do, Holly said. Its going out and doing what we can do.Team coming off big win against PalmerCORAL SHORES FOOTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comLady Dolphins crush WestwoodIt took the Marathon High School girls soccer team only about three minutes to bounce back from an unexpected start by overmatched Westwood Christian School Monday. The Dolphins surrendered a goal in less than 20 seconds, but scored four of its own in the next 14 minutes on the way to an easy 61 victory. We left school in plenty of time to get there, but we were late and had 15 minutes to warm up, coach Lynn Landry said. The Warriors stunned the Dolphins (1-1) early when a player stole a ball, beat three defenders and scored just 18 seconds into the game. It was the wakeup call we needed, Landry said. Junior Taylor Konrath responded quickly in the third minute. The left-footed Konrath took a pass, dribbled a few steps and scored on a right-footed shot from 18 yards out. Five minutes later, Savannah Rodamer scored on a through ball from Konrath to make it 2-1. In the 13th minute, Regan Durkin pushed up from her midfield position and shot a ball from 25 yards out that Konrath rebounded in forTeam goes on a run after early deficitMARATHON SOCCERBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Defense tough, but not enoughAlack of size across the front line has been making it difficult for the Marathon High School football team to generate offense this season. The same held true on Friday, as the Dolphins fell to Florida Christian School, 24-0, in Miami despite holding the Patriots to just 170 total yards. At times we move the ball, but the size of the other teams just starts to wear on us, coach Lance Martin said. Our kids work hard, but its tough to move those bigger kids. This season was the Dolphinsfirst in a newly configured District 16-3A that features state powers such as University School and Chaminade Madonna Prep, among others strong programs. The Dolphinsdefense was the highlight of their effort Friday, maintaining a scoreless tie at the half. Florida Christian managed 141 yards rushing 55 coming on one play and was 2-for-13 passing for 30 yards. Defensively, were playing really well, but we gave them 17 points in the second half on our turnovers. We played probably our best defense all season, Martin said. Ramarlo Robertson led the team with 15 total tackles, including two for losses and a fumble recovery. Connor Boyd had 10 total tackles with one for a loss. Marathon fumbled on its opening offensive play of the second half, giving the Patriots possession at the Dolphins19-yard line. They scored six plays later on a 1yard touchdown run to makeMarathon closes out its season Friday nightPATRIOTS 24,MARATHON 0By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comHeritage downs the ConchsBanking on a newly designed defense, the Key West High girls soccer team took on five-time state champion American Heritage of Plantation Friday evening at the Back Yard, losing by a respectable 3-0 score in a District 16-3Agame. We were supposed to get smoked, said Key West coach Scott Paul. Heritage arrived with a roster of 33 We have a no-cut policy, said coach Pat Villagran and a ton of confidence. But the Patriots looked frustrated in the first half against a tight defense that Jason Clifford, the former Conch boys coach, had designed for Paul. The Conchs had an aggressive Angela Martin in the goal, five players stationed along the back line covering the width of the field, a box of four players in the middle and one up front. That left the Patriots with no choice but to launch perfect shots in order to score. We had to work for every goal, Villagran said. They had nine players near the keeper. It was a good strategy for them because they wanted to keep it close. Almost the entire first half was played in the Key West end, but the Conch defense, led by Robyn DeRoche,1-2 team next hosts Pinecrest on SaturdayKEY WEST SOCCERBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor Photo by BERT BUDDEKey West goalkeeper Angela Martin goes up to block a header by American Heritages Victoria Lares as Conchs Raquel Schoneck (11) and Caila DeAbreu get set to help.See Soccer,2BSee Football,2BSee Conchs,2B
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Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.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 For Saturday, November 26 editionDisplay & Classified DisplayTuesday, November 22 by 5:00 p.m.Line ClassifiedsWednesday, November 23 by 10:00 a.m.LAttitudesFriday, November 18 by 5:00 p.m.Closed Thanksgiving DayHave A Happy & Safe Holiday ADVERTISERSHOLIDAYDEADLINES 11 seeding at the state. Santiestebans 100-free time (49.12 seconds) seeds him 13th among the state meets 24 event qualifiers. Hamer was seventh in the 50 free with a 22.26 time. At the lightning-fast state 50, only two seconds separate the top seed from the 25th. Hamer is seeded 11th. Volland scored a fifth place in the girls 100 back at the regional, and her 1:00.41 time seeds her at No. 17 for the state meet. Its impressive to qualify for the state meet as a freshman, Miller said. It will be interesting to watch Kelsea continue to develop over the next three years. The Class 1Ameet comprises the smaller Florida High School Athletic Association swimming programs but often includes the fastest swimmers, owing to established private-school programs that attract elite athletes, Miller said. Our kids will be matched up against the best in the state so we get to see how we stand, said Miller, who shares coaching duties with Jon Olsen. At the Region 4-1Ameet, the Hurricane boys finished ninth of 23 entered teams with a total of 109 points. The Lady Canes scored 41 points, good for 13th place overall among 24 teams. In other results from the regional:Coral Shoresgirls 200 medley relay team Taelor Cuppett, Katie Fry, Sarah Blackwell and Katherine Hamer won its B final, taking ninth overall with a 201.27 time.Evin Zekthi, a Cane freshman who won the District 16-1Atitle in the boys 200 freestyle in the boys, took ninth at the regional. His 1:46.84 time was the fastest 200 free time at the regional by a freshman.Raul Cisneros, a freshman who represented Island Christian School at the regional, took 18th in the 500 free. His 5:18.19 time beat his personal best by six seconds. Cisneros also competed in the 200 free preliminaries.Canes advanceFrom Swimming,1B her second goal of the game. It took just one minute to make it 4-1. Katie Landry took a ball from 30 yards out, beat Westwood defenders and scored from 12 yards out. We didnt score another goal in the first half, but we had 14 shots on goal other than the ones we scored on ... and another four shots not on frame that were close, coach Landry said. After going up 4-1 in the first half, he said he began substituting starters to get younger players on the field. I took 20 girls with me and we got to play a lot of people a lot of minutes that dont normally play as much, he said. Savannah Schuhmacher scored two second-half goals for the Dolphins in the 25th and 40th minutes to put the game away. The Dolphins are scheduled to host Doral Academy Thursday in their home opener at 4 p.m. Pine Crest School is scheduled to visit Marathon Friday at 4 p.m.Doral visitingFrom Soccer,1BNo playoffs for football ConchsMismatch, said Key West High football coach Jerry Hughes, reflecting on Friday nights 44-20 loss to Miami Norland at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. With the victory, 9-0 Norland ranked second in the state in 5Ain the Associated Press sports writers poll and second in South Florida by the Miami Herald won the District 16-5A title. With the loss, 4-4 Key West lost an outside chance to go the state playoffs, where they havent been since 2004. They had speed everywhere and size, Hughes said of the Vikings, whose left tackle, 6-foot-6, 315pound Ereck Flowers, stood out like a Goliath against a cast of Davids. Led by senior running back University of Miamibound Duke Johnson, who gained 200 yards and had a 46-yard touchdown run, the Vikings cruised to a 27-0 lead. They just handed the ball off to him and they got what they wanted, Hughes said. When the Vikings didnt run, they had quarterback Tony Thomas throwing to Darren Owi. The pair accounted for two first-half touchdowns. The Conchs, though, had their moments. They cut the lead to 27-14 in the third on a TD pass from Donald Roberts to Anthony Rice, and a 60-yard scoring run by St. Pierre Anilus, who had picked up a Thomas fumble. Key West then executed an on-side kick, although that didnt sustain the momentum. Our kids never quit, but in that last quarter [Norland] took control, Hughes said. Norland outscored Key West, 17-7 in the fourth, with two TD runs and a 23-yard field goal by Guirlin Philippe that, like his booming extrapoint kicks, disappeared into the night. The Conchsfinal TD came on a pass from Roberts to Clive Georges, a play that covered 62 yards. Its tough for Key West to compete against a team like that, Hughes said. Its numbers, and eventually they will pound you down. The Conchs conclude their season at 7:30 Thursday night with a homecoming game against Champagnat Catholic High of Hialeah.No.2 Norland ends chances of postseasonNORLAND 22,KEY WEST 20By DICK WAGNERKeynoter Contributor it 7-0. The Dolphins strung a drive together on their next possession, but turned it over on downs at the Florida Christian 30. The Patriots were forced to punt, but a Dolphins fumble on the return gave them the ball with just 14 yards to go. Marathon held the Patriots to a field goal to make it 10-0 in the third quarter. Florida Christian put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter when it returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown to make it 170. A55-yard touchdown run made it 24-0 late in the fourth quarter. Marathon (2-7) is scheduled to play its season finale at Doral Academy Friday at 7 p.m.Turnovers costlyFrom Football,1B Kendall Galvan and sophomore A.J. Wells, who blocked a free kick with her head, thwarted the Patriots. Heritage (2-0) finally took a 1-0 lead 20 minutes into the game when Haleigh Stremanos got a free kick past Martin. It was still 1-0 at the half. The Conchs, who didnt have a shot on goal in the first half, finally got into Heritage territory in the second half, taking advantage of the wind. But Stremanos scored again 12 minutes into the half and soon after an onrushing Jannel Johnson added the final goal. That was an amazing system, Paul said. We took something totally new and shut down a great team. The Conchs, who fell to 1-2, play Pinecrest at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Back Yard.Tight battleFrom Conchs,1B
Wednesday,November 9,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 CITY OF MARA THON, FLORIDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that the City Council of the City of Marathon will hold Public Hearings on November22nd of 2011 at 5:30 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Monroe County Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider adoption of the ordinances below. Interested parties may appear at the hearing and be heard with respect to the following proposed itemsAN ORDINANCE OFTHE CITYOFMARATHON, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 32-2 OFTHE MARATHON CODE TO REQUIRE WRECKER OPERATORS TO ACCEPTALTERNATE FORMS OFPAYMENTFOR THE RELEASE OFTOWED VEHICLES AND VESSELS; AND REQUIRING THE INSPECTION TOW-AWAYZONE SIGNS FOR PLACEMENTON PRIVATE PROPERTYPRIOR TO ANYTOWING OR REMOVALOFVEHICLES OR VESSELS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTYBEING AUTHORIZED; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEALOFALLCODE PROVISIONS AND ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE The above ordinances can be inspected at City Hall, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, during normal business hours. Interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing or provide written comments on the proposed ordinance to the City Clerk. The City Council may continue or defer the hearing to a new date and time certain without further notice provided the date and time of the continuance or deferral is announced at the Public Hearing. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at any the meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations or assistance should call the City Clerk at City Hall (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance.Published Keynoter 11/9/11 LivingCornell has bird grants availableThe Cornell (N.Y.) Lab of Ornithologys Celebrate Urban Birds project is accepting applications for minigrants to fund neighborhood events that promote an appreciation for birds and nature. Grants average $250 to $500. Celebrate Urban Birds mini-grants could be used to support a bird-activity day at a local museum, after-school program, library or community center; or fund art and gardening activities at clubs, businesses, schools, senior centers, or neighborhoods. Events or projects could feature activities involving birds, community service, art, greening, and science. Participants are encouraged to collect simple information about common birds and report to the Cornell Lab. This information helps scientists better understand how birds survive and make use of green spaces, including parks and gardens. To learn more, download a flyer and apply for a minigrant, visit www.Celebrate UrbanBirds.org No experience with birds is required. Deadline to apply is Dec. 15. To find out more, call Karen Purcell, project leader, (607) 254-2455, or send an e-mail to urbanbirds@ cornell.edu. Or visit the Cornell Labs website at http://www.birds.cornell .edu.Neighborhood projects could be rewardedWILDLIFE BACK TO THE WILDMarathon Wild Bird Center interns Beth Spiegel (standing) and Sarah Bartz release a recuperated juvenile cattle egret before a group of students visiting Crane Point Hammock from the Montessori School in Islamorada.It was found lethargic and emaciated in front of Key RV Park,a baby that apparently hadnt honed its fishing skills. If you find an injured bird in the Middle Keys,call 743-8382.LIVING BRIEFSAntonias dinner benefits AIDS HelpThe 27th annual AIDS Help fundraising dinner at Antonias Restaurant in Key West seats diners at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Chef Christopher Round has created a menu that includes scampi ai carta di musica, flat bread served pizza style with sauteed Key West pink shrimp, ravioli allanatra (homemade ravioli filled with roasted duck confit), and cannoli filled with ricotta cheese. Wine will accompany each course. Cost per person is $100. Reservations are being accepted by Pam DeMala at 296-6196.Church seeking cantata singersThe Big Pine United Methodist Church is seeking both musicians and singers to perform in its annual Christmas cantata in December. Practices are Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Big Pine United Methodist Church, 250 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key. For information, call 8722470 or Bill Bessell at 305745-1915.Church sale set Friday,SaturdayImmanuel Lutheran Church at mile marker 90 oceanside in Tavernier has a bake and rummage sale set for 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday.Marine Corps birthday markedAmerican Legion Post 333 in Key Largo celebrates the 236th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday with a program beginning at 6 p.m. There will be food, music, the fife and drum team from Coral Shores High School and an award given to Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward for diligently serving the Keys, says organizer John Donnelly. For more information, call Norm Higgins at 451-1248.Full-moon kayak planned ThursdayThe Friends And Volunteers of Refuges, a support group for the Florida Keys national wildlife refuges, has a full-moon kayak trip planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday through the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. Bill Keogh, owner of Big Pine Kayak Adventures, provides the kayaks. The trip is $25 person and leaves from the Old Wooden Bridge Fish Camp at the No Name Key Bridge. To sign up, call 872-7474.Thursday seminar focuses on strokesHeart disease and stroke remain among the leading killers of Americans, together accounting for one in every three deaths each year, says the staff of Mariners Hospital in Tavernier. You can learn how to strike back against stroke at a free community seminar scheduled for Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the hospital mile marker 91.5. Neurologist Elisa BrownSoltero presents it. The session is free but reservations are required. Call 434-3400. LIVING BRIEFSSamuels House benefit SaturdaySamuels House, which offers shelter for homeless women and their families, is hosting its second annual Key West Men in Paradise Fashion Show from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Marriott Beachside Resort in Key West. Tickets are $40. For more information, call Mindy McKenzie at 296-0240, Ext. 11.Nonprofits helped by fall festivalThe Marathon Women of the Moose Chapter 1027 are having a fall festival at the Moose Lodge on 1st Avenue bayside on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Meatloaf dinner will be served and there will be music, a 50/50 drawing and a raffle. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the lodge. Proceeds go to Women of the Moose charities, which include Christmas shopping for needy children, Marathon High School scholarships, the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter, Grace Jones Day Care Center, Heron House and the Educational Coalition of Monroe County. Health fair is on SaturdayUpper Keys residents have a chance to get a free medical checkup during the fifth annual Upper Keys Health Fair staged by the Area Health Education Center and the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. The Saturday event, put on by Miller School students and their professors, will be held at Coral Shores High School at mile marker 89 in Tavernier starting at 9:30 a.m. Free health services to be offered that day include height, weight and bloodpressure checks; blood glucose/diabetes tests; cholesterol tests; skin-cancer screenings; bone-density tests; vision testing; smoking cessation counseling and lung-capacity evaluations; mental-health screenings; womens health evaluation and free pap smears; mens health exams; childrens health evaluations; dental exams; HIVtesting; health education; and flu and pneumonia vaccines at a low cost. For glucose and cholesterol tests, the events organizers ask participants to not eat or drink anything eight hours before the fair. UM plans another Keys health fair, in the Middle and Lower Keys, for the end of January. To pre-register for Saturdays fair or for more information, call (305) 243-4898 or go to www.umdocs.org.Preregister for free event at UM websiteTO YOUR HEALTH
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,November 9,2011 ACROSS 1Stern or Newton 6Distort 10October birthstone 14Desist 19Bay in SW Maine 20Actor Sharif 21Philosopher Descartes 22___ ease 23Gift for Miss Muffet? 26Flaring outward 27Leaves the track 28Urbane 29Bat the eyes 30In a ___:on the spot 31Mr.Dooleys creator 32Puppeteer Bil 33Yoga position 35Clocked 36Fun to indulge in 38Ham it up 39Gift for Old King Cole? 41Male swan 43Theatrical Auntie 44Belligerent god 45Name in newspaper publishing 46Ships spoor? 47Choler 48Gift for Mother Hubbard? 52Kind of tiger 53The ___ of Pompeii 55Not as prevalent 56Most wily 57Pupils place? 58Travel by car 59For ___ jolly good fellow ... 60A living Dahl 62Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth 63Lady flier 67I ___ Parade 68Gift for Mrs.Sprat? 70Salt 71Not new 72Venus de Milos loss 73Came down 74Fine cotton 75Soviet spaceship 76Gift for the old woman in a shoe? 80Small meat pie 81Embodiment 83Related on Moms side 84Painter Andrea del ___ 85Stewpots 86Loony 87Aqua ___ 88___ once:suddenly 89Court decree 90Barbara Cartlands forte 93E.T.,for one 94Gift for a flyfisherman? 97Where ___: action center 98The fat ___ the fire 99Major musical work 100Actress Palmer of De Sade 101Conductor Zubin 102Yearn 103Ditto 104Picassos last stand? DOWN 1Here,in Le Havre 2True grit 3African fox 4Irritate 5Illicit drug 6Word for wide or series 7Singer Ed 8Seance sound 9Make a guess 10Disneyworld locale 11Vex 12Green Gables girl 13Tennis cry 14___ Lindo 15___ Madigan, 1967 film 16Gift for contrary Mary? 17Can.province 18Soissons season 24Songbird Turner 25Half-moon,old style 29Judicial seating 31Toper 32Famed family of German organists 33Soprano Lucine 34Gift for Hugos bishop? 35Model-actress Cheryl 36Polisher 37Oxen dont laugh at these 38Jannings or Ludwig 39Say grace 40Boo-boo 42Memorable Lahr 44Demean 46Belt area 48Lelisir damore heroine 49Disapproving look 50Kind of breath 51Maine university town 52Implore 54Out on a limb 56Unlucky bettors loss 58Drab 60Astringent 61Role for Sharon Gless 62Explosive French dessert? 63Shaded walk 64Heraldic fur 65___ be married within ...:Dryden 66Candid camera shot? 68Hyde Park baby carriages 69Like some meats 72A full house,in poker 74Threatened feeling 76Peachtree streets city 77Sealing with heat 78Bury 79Body art 80Biblical allegory 82___ my hat: heady threat? 84Kind of pump 86The gray cells 87Savoir faire 88Der ___:Adenauer 89Lhasa ___:Tibetan dog 90Liquor for a baba 91Mountain passes 92Stendhals Le Rouge ___ Noir 93Intention 94Feel poorly 95The Conning Towermonogram 96Part of RSVP Observer crossword puzzle GiftsSolution in the November 12 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the November 5 puzzle. NOTICE OFPUBLIC HEARING WASTEWATER RATES FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYLayton WastewaterDistrict Layton City Hall 68280 Overseas Highway Layton, Florida 33050 NOVEMBER 15, 2011 @ 6:00 p.m. DECEMBER 14, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. Conch Key / Duck Key / Hawks Cay WastewaterDistricts Hawks Cay Resort 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard Duck Key, Florida 33050 NOVEMBER 15, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m. DECEMBER 14, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m. Bay Point WastewaterDistrict Sugarloaf Fire Department 17175 Overseas Highway Sugarloaf Key, Florida 33042 NOVEMBER 16, 2011 @ 6:00 p.m. DECEMBER 12, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m. Key Haven WastewaterDistrict Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040 NOVEMBER 16, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m. DECEMBER 12, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m.The purpose of the Public Hearing is to present and discuss proposed revisions to FKAARules and Regulations specific to Wastewater Rates, Fees and Charges. Additional information is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 2952203, firstname.lastname@example.org Call Classifieds:743-5551 WEEKEND IN MARATHON Keynoter photos by JOANNE PULISIt was a busy weekend in Marathon,with the Veterans Council of Monroe County holding its annual Veterans Day parade (top) along U.S.1 and Fishermens Community Hospital holding a crafts fair (bottom) on the medical centers grounds.This is the time of year when such events really get going throughout the Keys,from Key West to Key Largo.
Wednesday,November 9,2011 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A d / 4577300 DISTRICTIIIADVISORY COMMITTEE(DACIII) (Fromthewestendofthe SevenMileBridgetothe LongKeyBridge) ofthe MONROECOUNTYTOURIST DEVELOPMENTCOUNCIL hasanopeningfora TOURISTRELATED BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE-Shallbe personsinvolvedin businesswhichis interdependentuponthe touristindustrywhohave demonstratedaninterestin touristdevelopmentbutwho arenotowners, operators/managersof motels,hotels,recreational vehicleparksandother touristaccommodationsand whosebusinessisinthetax collectiondistrictforwhich theyareapplying. A nypersonwishingto participateonthe DistrictIII AdvisoryCommittee ofthe MonroeCountyTourist DevelopmentCouncilwithin thedistrictsonotedabove,may requestanapplicationfromthe A dministrativeOfficebycalling (305) 296-1552 andsubmitan applicationtotheaddress shownbelow: DepartmentDAC MonroeCountyTourist DevelopmentCouncil 1201WhiteStreet, Suite102 KeyWest,FL33040 Fax / :(305)296-0788 Deadlineforreceiptof applicationattheabove addressisFridayNovember 18,20115:00p.m.Aresume maybeattachedtothe application. PublishNovember9,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 4783700 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.11-CP-107-P Division:UpperKeys INRE:ESTATEOF HARRYL.NOLF Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofHARRYL.NOLF,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas A ugust24,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis xxx-xx-2888,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMONROE County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is88820OverseasHighway, PlantationKey,FL33070.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust 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 thisnoticeisNovember2, 2011. PersonalRepresentative: WilliamF.Nolf 5320GraceDrive Hickory,NorthCarolina28601 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardE.Warner RichardE.Warner,P.A. FloridaBarNumber:283134 P.O.Box501317 12221OverseasHighway Marathon,FL33050 Telephone:(305)743-6022 Fax:(305)743-6216 E-Mail: richardrewarnerlaw.com PublishNovember2,9,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 4795100 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO. 2008-CA-1208K YALEMORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, -vsJACQUILYN WILSON-HARRIS,et.al., Defendants. NOTICEOFSALE PURSUANTTOCHAPTER45 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof MortgageForeclosuredated the30thdayofJune,2011, enteredintheabove-captioned action,CASENO. 2008-CA-1208K,Iwillsellto thehighestandbestbidderfor cash,beginningat11:00a.m. ontheprescribeddate,onthe courthousestepsat500 WhiteheadStreet,KeyWest, FL33040onNovember14, 2011,thefollowingdescribed propertyassetforthinsaidfinal j udgment,to-wit: Lot50,Block2, BREEZESWEPTBEACH ESTATES,accordingtothe platthereofasrecordedinPlat Book4Page143ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida. A NYPERSONCLAIMINGAN INTERESTINTHESURPLUS FROMTHESALE,IFANY, OTHERTHANTHE PROPERTYOWNERASOF THEDATEOFTHELIS PENDENSMUSTFILEA CLAIMWITHIN60DAYS A FTERTHESALE. DATEDthisOctober13,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE Clerk,CircuitCourt By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCherylAlfonso, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest, Florida,33040,(305) 292-3423,atleast7days beforeyourscheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthisnotification ifthetimebeforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days: ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. StevenC.Weitz,Esq. A ttorneyforPlaintiff Weitz&Schwartz,P.A. 900S.E.3rdAvenue Suite204. FortLauderdale,FL33316 Tel:(954)468-0016 Fax:(954)468-0310 PublishNovember2,9,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 4954500 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTYNOTICETOALL INTERESTEDPERSONS FloridaFishandWildlife ConservationCommission tookcustodyofa 24footred J24fiberglasssailboat displayingaFlorida RegistrationNumberofFL 6587HK.Thevesselwasfound lost/abandonedon 9/17/2011 at51stOcean,Marathonin statewatersinMonroeCounty. PursuanttoFloridaStatute 705,thepropertywillbe disposedofunlessaclaimby therightfulownerorthelien holderisreceivedby December5th .Sendclaimsin writingto:FWC,DivisionofLaw Enforcement,2796Overseas Highway,Suite100,Marathon, FL33050. Attention: Officer JasonRichards, FWC-11-OFF-8161. PublishNovember9,16,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 4949700 NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALEBYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe30thdayof November201111:00AMon THEFRONTSTEPSOFTHE MONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREETinthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: UnitNo.PC73BofPUMPKIN CAYCONDOMINIUM10,a Condominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominum thereof,recordedinOfficial RecordsBook577atPage77 ofthePublicRecordsof A A MonroeCounty,Florida. PropertyAddress:73Snapper Lane,KeyLargo,FL33037 PursuanttotheFINAL SUMMARYJUDGMENT enteredinacaseinsaidCourt, thestyleofwhichis: PumpkinCayCondominium A partments Plaintiff VS. JacquelineMarySt.Vincent; JAMESST.VINCENT; GIBRALTARPRIVATEBANK &TRUSTCOMPANY; ELECTRONICDATA SYSTEMS,LLC;RAYMONDB FOGG;CTCORPORATION SYSTEM Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 10-CA-000260-P WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 3rddayofNovember2011 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:M.Arguez DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishNovember9,16,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.4917600 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION CaseNo:44-2011-CP-P DivisionPROBATE INRE:ESTATEOF MARYBARNETTWARNER, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofMARYBARNETT WARNER,deceased,whose dateofdeathwasSeptember 8,2011;FileNumber 44-2011CP-P,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is88820OverseasHighway, PlantationKey,FL33070.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,onwhoma 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 TIMEPERIODSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisWednesday, November9th,2011. BONNIELOISBARNETT COSTA PersonalRepresentative 4741ChardonnayDrive Rockledge,Florida32955 KennethCosta PersonalRepresentative 4741ChardonnayDrive Rockledge,Florida32955 UrbanJ.W.Patterson A ttorneyforPersonal Representative FloridaBarNo.382035 UrbanJ.W.Patterson,P.A. P.O.Box783 Islamorada,Florida33036 Telephone:305-664-5065 PublishNovember9,16,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A BoatCleaning,Maintenance, gelcoatboatexp.&P/U& delivery forboatrental companyinMrthn.Advancementopportunitiesfortheright takechargeperson.481-4531 CASHIER/DOCKHAND 40hoursperweek. A pplyinpersonatPanchos FuelDock,1280Oceanview A ve,Marathonorcall743-2281 A ADOTPALM CDLClassB driver/groundsperson fortree crew.MustspeakEnglish. A pplyinperson.5200OverseasHwy,Marathon. 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