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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
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Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: 01-04-2012
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 4,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.1 25 CENTS Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA crane (above) lifts a concrete slab weighing more than eight tons into position Thursday at the new Irving R.Eyster Museum of Florida Keys and Conference Center at the Islander Resort in Islamorada.Exterior work on the 15,000-square-foot museum proceeded rapidly using the tilt-wall technique.The following day (left),a traditional tree-topping,done when a new buildings walls are complete,is conducted,with Eyster (sitting) leading the way.The $4.5 million project is scheduled to open in mid-2012.HOW TO MAKE A MUSEUM Feds commit Glades moneyMillions of dollars in federal money will flow this year to help restore the water flow through the Everglades to Florida Bay. Now conservation groups and government supporters want to maintain the momentum, primarily to add more bridges to U.S. 41, better known as the Tamiami Trail. Once we get that water flowing through Tamiami Trail, it will be so much better for everybody, said Mark Perry, president of the Florida Oceanographic Society and a board member of the Everglades Coalition. Its important to get and keep that water moving in that direction. The Everglades Coalition holds its annual convention this week in Stuart with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar among those expected to attend. Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen, a former Islamorada resident, will be the keynote speaker at the three-day event opening Thursday. And on Jan. 17 and 18 in Tallahassee, Florida Keys residents will be featured in presentations made to Florida legislators at the first Everglades Water Summit hosted by the Everglades Foundation. There is a whole new generation of lawmakers who dont have the institutional memory from when [former] Gov. Jeb Bush made Everglades funding and restoration such a centerpiece of his legacy, said Jerry Karnas, spokesman for the Everglades Foundation. Its important for them to understand how critical Everglades restoration is to the economy, our water supply and the health of Florida Bay, Karnas said. The 2012 federal budget approved in December secures more than $142 million for a range of Everglades restoration projects ranging from the Kissimmee River to South Florida.That money will put people to work and start moving dirt, Karnas said. If Washington can get together to forge bipartisan legislation for the Everglades, were very hopeful that the state can.Congress also has passed formal authorization of a key $324 million project to build an additional 5.5 miles ofNow the hope is for $324 million for more Tamiami Trail bridgesEVERGLADES RESTORATION Most schools losing their substitutesAlthough Monroe County School District administrators have tried to keep budget cuts from affecting classroom operations, a recent $250,000 reduction in spending for substitute teachers will have a noticeable impact on students. Superintendent Jesus Jara said that while this cut was meant to close a budget gap for the fiscal year that ends June 30, the reductions would likely carry over to the next budget year. Early budget forecasts indicate a need to cut more than $5 million from schools spending for the 2012-13 budget cycle. Were going to have to look at this for the following year, Jara said. I think we have to be really frugal with our substitute dollars. What else do we do? Its that or cut salaries or more furlough days. With the cut from the substitute budget, instead of bringing in fill-in teachers, students at elementary and middle schools will be dispersed in groups of three or four to other classrooms. The end of using most substitute teachers for the lower-level schools took effect Dec. 13. District offices were closed Tuesday so Jara didnt have specifics on how many substitute teaching days there were this year before that date. But he said the elementary may be easier, he said. Well be able to teach them instead of putting them inWith teacher out, students will go to other classesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS39 years later, cold case opensIt was spring 1973, when hitchhiking was common practice for young people with somewhere to go and no car to drive there. Maggie and Mary Jenkins were sisters, ages 18 and 16. The former North Scranton (Pa.) Junior High School studentsjourney to Key West was supposed to be a carefree break soaking in the Florida sun. They never returned, and their deaths remain a mystery.The Keys, especially in the 1970s, were very transient, said Detective Mark Coleman of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Two teenage girls, hitchhiking.... You can imagine the dangers.They were found dead together in an isolated, wooded area of Key Largo on May 3, 1973, about 100 miles from Key West off U.S. 1.They were my best friends, their older sister, Sarah Jenkins Barlow, said from her home in Wilmington, Mass. Every place we went, we went together.I wonder what would have happened if I [had gone] with them, said Barlow, who was 19 when she learned her sisters had been murdered. Coleman was given theSisters found shot to death in Upper KeysMcClatchy-TribuneCRIME FRONTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comFlorida: Where weird is the normIf its a new year, its time to look back at the weird year in Florida, perhaps the nations most dysfunctional state.Here in the Keys, we had, among other things, a woman who knowingly called a Marathon deputys cell phone trying to sell him marijuana, a Miami man who exposed himself through a car sunroof in the Upper Keys, a Captain Morgan Rum statue stolen from a store and found in the local colleges new dorm, and a Key West police officer who accidentally Tased himself.And thats just the stuff we could remember off the top of our head. But thats Florida, where weird is an everyday event. Consider: Over the past year, a 92year-old woman fired four shots at a neighbor who refused to kiss her, a Delray Beach man cut off a piece of a dead whale that washed ashore planning to eat it and an 8-year-old girl gave her teacher some marijuana and said: This is some of my moms weed. Author Tim Dorsey, whose novels include Florida strangeness both real and fantasy, said the state is an odd place because of its diverse, highly transient population. Theres pockets of strangeness all over the country, but here its a baseline lifestyle. There, its the aberration. There, its the tail end of the bell curve. Here, its the peak of the bell curve, Dorsey said. Young people made up a large part of the peculiar tales. In Palm Beach County, an elementary school teacherAnd the Keys provide plenty of the goodsBy BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press2011:A LOOK BACKSee Weird,2ASee Cold case,3ASee Substitutes,2ASee Everglades,2A Fishing the Florida Keys As the whipping weather calms down, expect a better bite from sailfish. Captains column, 1B 2011:A look back For the first time ever,Navy town Key West hosted the commissioning of a new naval warship.Story, 4A 10 Days toJanuary 14th FREEBayview Park 2011:A look backThe past year at Florida Keys Community College saw a milestone:The opening of a dormitory. Story, 5A2011:A look backState wildlife regulators in November gave some sharks more protection, making them no-take species as of Sunday. Story, 5A

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,January 4,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.6155 THURS.6858 FRI.7161 SAT.7565 Forecast: Expect mostly sunny skies. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSLawmaker:Sales tax to fund educationAHouse Republican on Tuesday filed a bill that would eliminate property taxes that go to public schools and replace them with increased sales taxes. The bill (HB 1181) filed by Rep. Fred Costello (ROrmond Beach) calls for a 3 percent education surtax that would start to be collected in 2013. The bill would repeal property taxes, known as local required efforts, that are a key part of the states education funding formula and other schooldistrict property taxes that were not subject to voter approval. The measure calls for stimulating growth, business expansion and job creation through revenue-neutral tax reform. The 176-page bill also would take steps to increase collections of taxes on goods sold over the Internet, which it says could eventually lead to a rollback of the 3 percent sales tax for schools. News Service of Florida a t t h e OLD WOODEN BRIDGE FISHING CAMP Big Pine Key,Florida N O N A M E R A C E 5K WALK/RUNSATURDAY,JAN.14,2012 8AM A nnual 12th Sponsored byThe Domestic Abuse Shelter For a registration form go to:www .domesticabuseshelter .com www .southernmostrunners.com C o o r d i n a t e d b y : Key West Southermost Runners Ultimate Dental Care,Inc.WINTER SPECIALS MEDICAIDWILL NOWP A Y FORDENTURES & PARTIALSWE NOW ACCEPT: ALL HMO'S, NETWORK PPO'S, MEDICAID, HEALTHY KIDS, MCNA DENTAL, DISCOUNT PLANS Bonding (white fillings) From $95 $145 Crowns d2750 $600 Veneers d2962 $575 Root Canal Treatment d3310 $650 d3320 $800 d3330 $950 Gum Treatment Deep Scaling $125 /quadrant Simple Extraction d7140 $95 Complete Dentures Upper & Lower d5110 & d5120 $650 ea. 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I think its better that way than putting them with a substitute thats not going to have the same level of instruction. High school will be a lot different. For the three public Florida Keys high schools, Jara said the approach would be to place up to two or three classes lacking a teacher in a learning center, essentially a study hall, covered by one substitute with the support of a principal or vice principal. Jara acknowledged that when that happens, instruction would not go on as planned for the day. In the current budget cycle, Jara oversaw more than $9 million in reductions from the previous year, including putting off a planned raise for teachers and requiring seven unpaid furlough days for all district staff. Last September, the School Board approved a spending plan of $80,052,314. Since then, additional expenses totaling more than $1.7 million were identified. Those were offset by a $562,241 reduction, including the substitute budget, adopted in December.Now fewer subsFrom Substitutes,1A bridges on U.S. 41 to replace pavement and restore natural water flow to the southern Everglades and Florida Bay. Aone-mile bridge now under construction on Tamiami Trail, scheduled for completion in 2013, cannot provide enough flow to achieve the restoration goals, experts say. Money for the additional bridges has not been appropriated but getting authorization is a critical step. I think were on the way, Nelson told reporters. This still has to go through everybody on Capitol Hill but we need to make it work, Perry said. The road now known as the Tamiami Trail was completed in 1928 to link Miami with Tampa. An unintended effect was that it created a dam that blocks the natural sheet flow of fresh water through the Everglades and into Florida Bay. For much more on this story, go to www.Keys Net.com .Funding likelyFrom Everglades,1A Booker: Trying to destroy meHaving survived with a formal reprimand an investigation into how she handled money to pay for a graduation party, it appears the problems arent over for Monroe County School District administrator Sunny Booker.Now Superintendent Jesus Jara said district staff is investigating how credits were awarded to students under Bookers charge when she was principal of the Academic Connections for Excellence alternative school in Key West. Shes now an assistant principal rotating around several schools.They are trying to destroy me, a tearful Booker told the Keynoter Tuesday. At this point right now, theyre treading on something Ive spent 21 years doing. I love education and I would never shortchange my kids. ACE, at the old May Sands School, serves between 20 and 25 kids in grades six through 12. Students are referred to the alternative school for a number of reasons including being chronically truant or disruptive; transitioning back to school from substance-abuse, mental-health or court-ordered facilities; trouble transitioning from middle to high school; or in lieu of expulsion. Generally, the school is meant to help students catch up to their appropriate grade level. Thats done partly through a process called credit retrieval in which students take an expedited webbased class, completion of which is commiserate to passing the actual class.In a normal year, a high school student should earn six or seven credit hours. Jara said at ACE, some students were earning eight or nine.Howd they do that? Jara questioned. Therere some red flags that were looking at. We dont have all the details yet. As superintendent, when youre looking at students earning diplomas, I want Monroe County students to graduate with a diploma thats meaningful.Booker said she is preparing, at the request of the district, a report detailing the scheduling and credits awarded at ACE for the year she was principal.Jara said the problem extends beyond the alternative school although thats where the investigation is focused.He said the district this year will spend more than $340,000 on a contract with EdOptions, which provides software and support for the credit retrieval program. Why are the students not succeeding in the classroom, then can go in and do it online? Maybe its a different learning style. We have to take a closer look. Its a big expense and we really need to get a handle on it because we just cant continue this way.Booker, an 11-year district employee, earns about $81,000 per year. She was reassigned in October to serve as a rotating assistant principal but said work is becoming increasingly difficult.I dont know if its in my best interest to go to work when theyre obviously trying to pin something on me, she said. How can you be an administrator ... when you feel like people are out to get you? You cant. Nobody can work in that climate.As for the money for the June 7 party at Salute restaurant, Booker was investigated over a $300 check donated for it that accidentally got mixed in with her personal banking papers. It ended up deposited in the correct account. In a Nov. 14 letter from Jara to Booker, the superintendent concluded, You have committed acts of gross insubordination for failing to properly document donations for a school event in violation of district policy. I think the evidence Sunny presented clearly established that she didnt steal any money and it was basically a mistake, said her attorney, Robert Cintron. Jara said the matter of the check is over and done with.Superintendent opens 2nd probe into administratorBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSopened an end-of-the-year gift from an 8-year-old students grandmother and found toiletries and a loaded handgun. ATampa woman upset with her 15year-old sons bad grades forced him to stand on a street corner with a sign that read: Honk if I need an education. A15-year-old Marathon girl who is a big fan of the Twilight books and movies was afraid that her mother would get upset by the bite marks her boyfriend gave her after they acted out her vampire fantasy. She made up a story about being attacked; doubtful investigators got her to tell the truth. Pasco County deputies said a woman walked into a bank with a 3-year-old boy and robbed it. Ahomeless man held up a Tampa bank, fled on a city bus and handed out stolen cash to passengers. And while he didnt rob it, an unhappy Palm Coast bank customer left quite a deposit. He urinated in a drive-through bank tube and drove off. Animals always account for a fair share of odd news. At the Miami airport, a Brazilian trying to get through security was caught with several baby pythons and tortoise hatchlings in his underwear. A woman found a 7-foot alligator in her bathroom, and a man stored his dead cougar in a freezer. In north-central Florida, an Ocala ice cream shop got rid of its costumed mascot a waving vanilla cone because passers-by kept mistaking him for a hooded Ku Klux Klansman. Two managers of a Lake City Dominos Pizza were charged with burning down a rival Papa Johns as a way to increase business. Two deaf men using sign language were stabbed at a Hallandale Beach bar when another costumer thought they were flashing gang signs. And a North Naples man who was pulled over for a traffic violation called emergency services and reported a shooting nearby to get out of a ticket. He still got a ticket and was also charged with making a false emergency services call. Its the beginning of 2012. Let this years weirdness begin. Keynoter staff contributed to this report.Another odd yearFrom Weird,1A KEYSNET.COM

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Wednesday,January 4,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com job of trying to piece together the crime, considered a cold case, several years ago. The sisters were last seen hitchhiking a few miles from Key West, apparently trying to get back home, the detective said. Flipping through the case file, he learned that Maggie and Mary were shot multiple times and it appeared they had been sexually assaulted. Aman walking his dog found their bloodied bodies covered with sticks and leaves. Last year, investigators armed with the latest technology took a closer look at specks of male DNAfound on the sistersbodies. We do have some workable and viable evidence that is being looked at right now, Coleman said, although the DNAis very degraded, making it difficult to link to a suspect. Due to some rough times for the family during their younger years, Maggie and Mary spent many years living in Scranton, where they were raised by aunts and uncles. Barlow remembers visiting her sisters in Scranton, where they would talk the day away about boys they had crushes on. Mary would show off awards she won in gym class, while Maggie loved horses. She used to say she was going to have a farm and have hundreds and hundreds of horses, Barlow said. Investigators have struggled to solve the case which remains open because of where the sisters were killed and because they were hitchhiking, making them easy targets for random strangers who could easily flee, Detective Coleman said. Because U.S. 1 is the only highway connecting the Florida Keys to the mainland, it is very busy with tourist traffic. In 2007, a suspect from St. Louis voluntarily submitted a sample of his DNA, but it did not match what was found on the girls, Coleman said. DNArecovered from the sistersbodies was recently sent to a state crime lab and reviewed by the FBI to see if it could be linked to any convicted serial killers. Ted Bundy, who went on a killing spree of young women in Florida the 1970s, was eliminated as a suspect. So was Christopher Wilder, another serial killer who targeted women in Florida.Viable evidenceFrom Cold case,1A Finally some peace at Mosquito ControlFrom criminal charges against officials to outright aggression between former Director Ed Fussell and elected board members, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District did little to diminish its controversial reputation throughout much of 2011. But with new leadership in Director Michael Doyle and new Mosquito Control Board commissioners Jack Bridges and Phil Goodman, the longstanding animosity at the districts highest levels has apparently begun to subside. Upheaval began early in 2011 with the resignation of 13-year Director Ed Fussell in January. He was credited with legitimizing the oncetroubled agency but also openly clashed with commissioners Dick Rudell and Bill Shaw in recent years over his $184,600 salary and what many called inflated budgets. When Commissioner Charles Langstaff a staunch Fussell supporter decided against seeking reelection last year, Bridges, an attorney, won his seat.Fussell said he was contemplating retirement for some time, but many believe he resigned because his majority support on the board was gone.The year continued on a sad note when Rudell, 72, died suddenly at his Marathon home on Feb. 4. Hed won election to his fourth consecutive four-year term in November 2010.An active community member for 33 years in the Keys, Rudell died of complications from arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Diabetes was a contributing factor.Eleven people applied to fill Rudells District 2 seat, but only Cudjoe Key resident Phil Goodman interviewed with Gov. Rick Scott. Among the applicants was Fussell who lives in Key West, outside of District 2. Goodman was appointed on May 31, just in time to take part in the vote to hire former Loveland, Colo., resident Michael Doyle as the districts new director. He was an entomologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Division of Sector-borne Diseases in Fort Collins, Colo.Three guiltyIn June, three of the districts top officials admitted to running afoul of the law. Langstaff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor homesteadexemption fraud in Levy County on June 6 and will end up paying more than $60,000 in back taxes. Acommissioner from 1998 to 2010, Langstaff admitted using the Social Security number of a dead Islamorada man to secure an exemption on his Morriston property near Gainesville. He already had an exemption on his Key Largo home when he obtained the one in Levy County in 2001. On June 21, former district Superintendent Mike Spoto was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 30 months probation after pleading guilty to felony theft. Spoto was arrested in August 2010 for misappropriating three district cell phones in 2007, costing the district roughly $5,000 in bills. Hes since reimbursed the district. Spoto was fired shortly after being charged and was earning $115,960. The board eliminated the superintendent position in January. In December, the board agreed to pay Spoto a $35,000 settlement rather than have his grievance go before the Monroe County Career Service Council, which hears grievances filed by government employees.Before the month ended, five-term Commissioner Joan Lord-Papy pleaded guilty to a non-criminal violation of Floridas Sunshine Law overseeing open government and agreed to pay a $250 fine and $270 in court costs.The charge stems from Lord-Papy responding to an April 27 e-mail Bridges sent about interview dates for district director candidates. Bridges was replying to an April 26 e-mail from interim Director Andrea Leal to commissioners and noted that the other commissioners should not reply to his e-mail to avoid a Sunshine Law violation. Lord-Papy, did anyway, sounding off at being left out of the hiring process while out of the country vacationing.The budgetThe districts annual budget has been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent years, and 2011 was no different. Bridges raised eyebrows in March when he said the district is spending more money than were taking in and could end the 2010-11 fiscal year in the red to the tune of $4.3 million. The district has budgeted expenditures of $11.9 million, with just $9.7 million in revenue. Comptroller William Southcott said the district will use $2.2 million in reserves, drawing the beginning balance of $5.1 million down to $2.9 million. Doyles first order of business after the budget was approved was to present the board with a three-year strategic plan aimed at streamlining operations and replenishing the rapidly declining reserves.Some of those cash reserves have been used to help fight a mosquito-borne dengue fever outbreak in Old Town Key West that began in 2009. It causes bone pain and related maladies and can be fatal.No new cases were reported in Key West in 2011, but the district made national headlines in November when, in an effort to continue the fight against dengue, it became the first U.S. agency to agree to release genetically altered mosquitoes. England-based Oxitec, Ltd., will breed and release sterile male mosquitoes intended to breed with wild females, causing the wild population to decrease dramatically. Oxitec has completed similar trials in the Cayman Islands, Malaysia and Brazil. Oxitec would grow mosquito eggs in England and send them to the Keys for breeding by the district. The project is still pending U.S. Department of Agriculture approval.But the agency still experiences some problemsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com2011:A LOOK BACK BRIDGES DOYLE DNA recovered from the sistersbodies was recently sent to a state crime lab and reviewed by the FBI to see if it could be linked to any convicted serial killers.

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Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com Islamorada Office Now OpenDarel D. Pruett, D.O.Board Certified Skin Cancer Surgery of the Skin Diseases of the Skin Microsurgery664-882882883 O/S Hwy.872-0090MM 30296-33341010 Kennedy Dr. Ste. 304 Arrests and rescue mark holiday stretchAKey West boat fire, a snorkeler airlifted to a Miami hospital, a hit-andrun accident in Tavernier and a man evading police on a scooter in Marathon were among the highlights or lowlights in what was a busy holiday weekend in the Keys.Seven drunk-driving arrests were made between Friday and Monday. One involved a hit-and-run and resisting arrest, while another involved evading and resisting police and battery against an officer.The most serious accident over the weekend occurred at 2 a.m. Sunday when someone called police to report a man lying in the middle of U.S. 1 at mile marker 90. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unknown vehicle hit 45year-old Allen Levine of Point Pleasant, N.J. as he walked along the northbound shoulder of the highway. The FHPsays the driver fled. Levine was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami in stable condition. He had a laceration on his face and head trauma.Another man was airlifted to Ryder following a snorkeling accident offshore of Marathon Sunday. According to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, 28year-old Vinayak Devasthali was found floating about 2 p.m. near Sombrero Light six miles off Marathon by the crew of the Spirit snorkeling boat, which operates out of Marathon. The crew reportedly pulled him from the water, started CPR and called the U.S. Coast Guard for assistance. The Coast Guard responded and brought the man into shore, continuing CPR. Devasthali had been snorkeling from another snorkeling vessel, the Starfish but was apparently left behind. The Sheriffs Office report says the Starfish crew heard the report of the snorkeler in distress and realized they were missing a passenger.Paramedics met the Coast Guard and took the victim to Fishermens Community Hospital. He was revived and airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.Starfish Snorkeling did not return a call seeking comment.Afire Sunday morning destroyed a 38-foot liveaboard boat at the Garrison Bight Marina in Key West. Key West Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Davila said it belongs to Alan Dervyshire. Davila said Dervyshire and his visitors made it off the boat without injury. He owns another boat docked at marina, Davila said. It was definitely started cooking. He was cooking on the deck and it got away from him. He wasnt paying attention and then it got to the canopy over him and just took off, he said. The fire started around 10:40 a.m. Firefighters doused the blaze shortly after arriving at the 38-foot Harbor Master vessel. Firefighters estimated the damage at $200,000.In Marathon Saturday, 24-year-old Brandon Smith was arrested on five charges after allegedly attempting to evade deputies on a motor scooter and later attempting to reach for a deputys gun. Around 8:45 p.m., dispatchers received a report that Smith was driving recklessly northbound on U.S. 1 near mile marker 50.According to a Sheriffs Office report, deputies attempted to stop Smith but he pulled off the highway and into a driveway on 68th Street. Deputies then approached Smith and he tried to take off on the scooter. He reportedly resisted arrest as deputies stopped him from driving away. He refused a field sobriety exam and Breathalyzer test, deputies say. Officers insisted Smith be cleared at Fishermens Community Hospital before being booked into jail because he was impaired. After he was cleared, Smith reportedly kicked a deputy and grabbed for his gun during a struggle. Smith was charged with driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding police, resisting arrest with and without violence, and battery on a law enforcement officer.There was a three-car crash at mile marker 73 at 4:15 p.m. Friday. Due to debris in the road, traffic backups were considerable.Deputies responded to 33 countywide complaints about fireworks between Saturday and Sunday nights.Also,vessel destroyed in Key West fireBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comWEEKEND WRAPSkeeter release delayedConfusion over government permits will delay the planned release of genetically altered mosquitoes in Key West for several months. The pilot program outlined by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District would release a test batch of about 5,000 to 10,000 mosquitoes the Aedes aegypti species that carries dengue fever that have been specifically bred to produce offspring that die young.Once planned for January, any release now will can occur no sooner than late spring, said district Executive Director Michael Doyle.In theory, the released male bugs with faulty breeding genes will compete with natural mosquitoes, sharply reducing the overall production of future generations. Male mosquitoes do not bite. An international environmental group, Friends of the Earth, this month issued statements that urge a more skeptical view of what would be the first-ever release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in the U.S. Doyle said in an e-mail that the Friends of Earth campaign does not affect estimated time of release. The delay mostly can be blamed on uncertainty over which state and federal agencies should review the project. Permit approval appeared imminent several months ago, he said. Aregulatory decision has been delayed while both federal and state agencies discuss under which type of permit this new type of technique would be approved, Doyle said. The intended trial does not neatly fit into normal permit processes.The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulates chemical and biological products but not insect releases, Doyle said.The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees sterileinsect techniques used to control agricultural pests in fields, not cities, he said. Wildlife agencies may have to be consulted. It takes time to both find the proper regulatory venue and complete the process, Doyle said. Oxitec, an English company working with Mosquito Control, says it has released genetically altered mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands, Malaysia and Brazil with positive results on reducing insect population. The genetic aspect adds some mystery to some, Doyle said, but to most entomologists, its just a new twist on an old technique.Friends of the Earth staff said the planned mosquito release in Key West creates health, environmental and ethical challenges that should be carefully considered.Who will regulate their release and who will be legally and financially liable if something goes wrong? the groups biotechnology specialist Eric Hoffman asked. Will Oxitec be required to obtain the free and informed consent of Key West residents?Friends of the Earth disputes the claim that releasing more mosquitoes can reduce the occurrence of disease, and questions how Oxitec can assure no female mosquitoes will be released accidentally.Doyle said Friends of the Earth brings up some very interesting concerns, many of which need to be addressed during the permit process. Other issues raised by the group show a misunderstanding of our local ecology, he said. The dengue-carrying mosquito is a nonnative species not numerous enough to provide a food source for wildlife, he said. Reducing its numbers to near zero would have a negligible effect on the Key West urban ecosystem and virtually none on wildlife as a whole. Doyle said Mosquito Control staff has worked in Key West to publicize its altered-mosquito plan for nearly two years. There has been almost no public interest to date, he said. I expect that most questions will be answered during the formal permitting process. My goal is to allay any concerns with the facts of the science behind this promising technique.Dengues reason for genetically altered bugsMOSQUITO CONTROLNavy highlighted with SpruanceAlthough the U.S. Navy has a long and rich tradition in Key West, 2011 was particularly significant in that for the first time, the Southernmost City hosted a ship commissioning. On Oct. 1, the state-ofthe-art missile-guided destroyer USS Spruance was placed into service as a crowd of thousands looked on from the Outer Mole Pier.The $1.2 billion, 510-foot ship, built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, carries a crew of 370 and has a range of 4,400 miles, Tomahawk cruise missiles, a 5-inch gun and two helicopters. The Spruance, named for Adm. Raymond Spruance, who led Navy forces in World War IIs Battle of Midway, is homeported in San Diego.On land, Navy officials ordered the sale of the 23acre, 157-unit Peary Court residential neighborhood originally built to house active-duty and civilian defense personnel.By the end of the year, Balfour Beatty Communities, the Navys private housing partner, was working with three prospective buyers, entertaining unconfirmed sale prices between $25 million and $30 million.Before Peary Court became Navy housing, the city leased the space and used it as a park. In 1994, as the housing development was gearing up, former City Commissioner Harry Powell set himself up on the property for 10 hours, explosives strapped to his body, to block the project. He was charged with burglary, extortion, possession of explosives and threatening to use explosives, and served a year in state prison. On another Navy front, throughout November, Navy personnel worked with their federal counterparts at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to transplant 1,500 corals, representing 19 different species, from a 425-foot stretch of seawall along the Outer Mole.That work was done in preparation for a multimillion-dollar construction project that will replace steel sheet piles and repair areas at the popular cruise ship berth.As part of the coral removal, several researchers from universities, aquariums and private institutions collected smaller coral samples. Affected coral species include three different species of brain corals, lettuce coral, elliptical star coral, golf ball coral, flower coral and great star coral.To close out the year, in December, Navy officials announced the storied Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron would thunder back into the skies around Key West on March 23 and 24, 2013, for the Southernmost Air Spectacular.The team of elite U.S. Navy pilots will take to the skies around Naval Air Station Key Wests Boca Chica Field for the free show.The last time the Blue Angels performed over Key West was in 2010; before that, it was in 2004, but the teams history in Monroe County dates back much further: During the 1960s, the Blue Angels spent the winter at NAS Key West. The Blue Angels performed their first demonstration in June 1946.Commissioning was a first for Key WestBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com2011:A LOOK BACKBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThousands of invited guests crowded on to the Outer Mole Pier Oct.1 to watch as the U.S.Navys newest warship,the USS Spruance,was put into active service during an elaborate and formal commissioning ceremony. Florida KeysBusiness Cards Deputies responded to 33 countywide complaints about fireworks between Saturday and Sunday nights.

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Bonefish and four species of sharks got a break in 2011. For that matter, so did commercial fishermen on several key issues. State fishery managers put bonefish, the prized gray ghost of the flats, on the notake list in April, joining the tarpon as a game fish considered far more valuable to the sportfishing economy alive than it ever could be dead. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, based in the Florida Keys, in 2008 launched a campaign to end the states one-fish-per-day allowable catch for bonefish. Bonefish are one of the most valuable recreational fisheries in the state, said Trust Executive Director Aaron Adams. In February, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gave preliminary approval to the no-take rule for bonefish and confirmed it in April. The law took effect July 1.Bonefish is one of Floridas rock-star species, declared then-FWC board Chairman Rodney Barreto, a part-time Key Largo resident. Another rule to safeguard permit, also a favorite game fish, took effect in September when the FWC enacted a Special Permit Zone, which covers all the Keys.The recreational bag limit was reduced to one legalsize permit, and all commercial harvest of permit was prohibited inside the zone. Tarpon have been protected for several years by a state law requiring a fisherman to have a $50 single-use tag in his or her possession before killing one of the big fish.At the FWCs November meeting in Key Largo, tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks were added to the list of sharks on the protected list. Big sharks are slow to grow and breed, leaving the populations at serious risk of being overfished, biologists say. The no-take rule took effect on Sunday. One species that cannot be overfished soon enough is the lionfish, a beautiful but unwanted Pacific fish that may threaten local reef fish populations.Protected by venomous spines, lionfish have no natural enemies and devour huge numbers of juvenile fish.First discovered in Keys waters in January 2009, lionfish seem to have increased steadily, despite efforts to eradicate them. On the commercial fishing front, annual catches of lobster rebounded in the regular season that closed in March, along with prices driven higher by Asian demand. The season reopened in August with strong prices and catch numbers that look bountiful after grim numbers early in the decade. Workers in the commercial fishing industry seemed to win a round in the regulatory battle when a move to establish catch shares a controversial fishing measure were rejected by federal management councils for several fisheries, including snapper and grouper in the South Atlantic. 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More protection forsome fishAnd commercial anglers win with no catch shares2011:A LOOK BACKBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Busy year on FKCC campusThe staff of Florida Keys Community College rallied in 2011, overcoming financial woes and the shuffling of key administrative staff while completing the arduous process of re-accreditation and welcoming students into a new 100-bed dormitory.The February discovery of a $607,000 shortfall, based on an overestimate of enrollment and underestimate of expenses, prompted college President Larry Tyree to fire Vice President of Finance John Kehoe, while Controller Dave Monroe agreed to an early release from his contract.The shortfall was covered in part by $110,000 in voluntary employee pay reductions; a $33,000 donation; and $281,000 from the college fundraising organization. Tyree also took a 50 percent cut from his $180,000 salary.Brittany Snyder was brought in to overhaul the colleges finance office and since has been moved to the combined position of provost and dean of arts and sciences. In April, Jean Mauk stepped in as the vice president of business and administrative service; she worked at FKCC in finance from 1996 to 2007.In March, FKCC was accepted into the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, the sanctioning body for professional scientific research dives. Now students in the James E. Lockwood Jr. School of Diving and Underwater Technology can gain the certification needed to pursue careers as underwater scientists.FKCC is only the second community college in the country (the other is Glendale Community College in Arizona) to gain the certification and joins the ranks of big-time Florida schools like the University of Miami and the University of Florida.In April, staff had to compensate for an anticipated $750,000 reduction in state funding, an exercise Tyree called a paradigm shift that culminated in the elimination of six full-time positions.May saw former FKCC President William A. Seeker notify his former institution that he would leave in his will at least $2.5 million to the college. Seekers gift includes a $2 million endowment for the Sue and Albert Seeker First Generation in College Scholarship Fund, which he established with a gift of $125,000 in 2007. In memory of his parents, he created the scholarship to help students who, like him, are the first in their families to attend college. He will also leave a $500,000 endowment for support and maintenance to the college library.In August, following a February groundbreaking, FKCC opened to students a 100-bed on-campus dormitory dubbed Lagoon Landing; a fouror five-bedroom suite in the $8.2 million building goes for $800 per month per student and includes utilities.In mid-October, Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Key West attorney Ed Scales to the board of trustees for a second four-year term and replaced Chairman Spencer Slate of Key Largo with Upper Keys restaurateur Bobby Stoky. He also appointed Realtor Brian Schmitt of Marathon, who previously served on the board, to replace Kim Bassett.The new board immediately set to work formulating a process to hire a predecessor for Tyree, whose contract keeps him at FKCC until June 30.In November, employees and faculty members applauded the news that a 10-member visiting re-accreditation team had only one issue in a massive compliance report.Every 10 years, FKCC goes through re-accreditation granted by the sanctioning body Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; accreditation allows community college students to transfer credits to a university and gain access to federal financial aid. The last time the institution went through the multiyear process, the SACS committee had 17 recommendations to fix shortcomings. The single recommendation this go-around is that the institution exercise appropriate control over its financial resources based on a March material weakness finding laid out in a report from the Florida Auditor Generals Office. An adjunct to re-accreditation is a quality enhancement plan, set to roll out in the spring. It will overhaul math instruction, abandoning the traditional lecture format in favor of a student-focused, self-paced curriculum. SACS reviewers are expected to sign off on final re-accreditation in June, covering the college for a decade going forward.Staff changes, re-accreditation among the issuesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com2011:A LOOK BACKThree species of hammerhead sharks,plus tiger sharks,are now protected under new state rules that took effect on Sunday. Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYCollege spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard checks out one of the new dorm suites.NEWS BRIEFSGOP absentee ballots are in the mailAbsentee ballots for the states Republican presidential primary, scheduled to be held Jan. 31, began heading out to Florida voters this week. Ballots will continue to be sent out until close to the day of the election, and voters can request a ballot until the Wednesday before the vote if they want to vote through the mail. In-person absentee ballots can be taken up through the day of the election. But an absentee ballot could also bring a deluge of mail from candidates, who have the right to request information about those who have asked to vote absentee, said Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho, who said the candidate mailers often bring complaints.They get those numbers within 12 hours, Sancho said of the candidates. They get those names, for that matter. News Service of Florida

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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,January 4,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALAll eyes on Supreme CourtLETTERS TO THE EDITORWheres the $200M?The Lower Keys Property Owners Association is an organization that, in conjunction with other associations, represents the interests of a large number of citizens who live in the area that will be served by the Cudjoe Regional sewer system. We are not only shocked but also blindsided by the state Department of Economic Opportunitys letter to our Monroe County commissioners saying they should come up with a plan to finance the wastewater system using only local funding and to complete the project by December 2015. May we remind DEO that four years ago, state promised Monroe County $200 million to help fund the Keys wastewater system, and we have not received one cent of that money. Simply put, without the $200 million from the state, there is no money for this project. As property owners in the Cudjoe Regional wastewater district, we will not support an increase in our taxes nor will we support any money for this project until we have a payment schedule from the state for the $200 million. We asked the state for an additional 1-cent sales tax to help support our wastewater system and the state would not even allow us to ask the voters. The state has not shown any support for a proposed toll on U.S. 1 to help provide funding. We do not necessarily support these ideas; however, the state has shown that it does not want to work with us. The state has demanded Monroe County citizens fund the Cudjoe Regional system with local funding, which could bankrupt the county or add an enormous financial burden on our already overtaxed citizens. The county is asking the voters to extend the 1-cent infrastructure tax another 15 to 20 years, and even if this extension is passed, there will be no money available until 2018. With or without the promised $200 million from the state, the December 2015 deadline cannot be met. Our organization and members support the following:The deadline for the completion of our wastewater system be extended until the state gives us a payment schedule for the $200 million.The extension of the 1-cent infrastructure tax.No revenue is to be collected from property owners for the sewer system until there is a comprehensive plan in place that covers the total updated cost, including a commitment for the funding already promised by the state.That property owners in the Cudjoe Regional district be charged no greater amount than our counterparts elsewhere in the county have been charged. Dick Hawkins, president Property Owners Association Big Pine KeyMonroe County should keep eye on how the high court rules in Texas redistricting caseThis year, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up three issues that would be important at any time in the nations history: Health-care reform, immigration enforcement and determinations of geographical boundaries of legislative districts. But because all three issues are politically volatile, the cases could be particularly important in 2012, an election year. Oral arguments in a Texas case involving legislative districts are scheduled for Jan. 9. The courts rulings could have far-ranging effects on the lives of Americans and alter the division of power between the federal government and the states. All three issues could indicate whether the court the one branch of government that should stand above politics has become yet another forum for partisan squabbling. Challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 received heavy scrutiny as they worked their way to the Supreme Court from district and appellate courts. The overriding question is whether two parts of Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution the commerce clause and the necessary-and-proper clause give Congress the power to require Americans to purchase health insurance. Opponents say this so-called individual mandate exceeds that authority. Arelated question is whether the rest of the law would remain valid if the mandate were ruled unconstitutional. Athird aspect of the case involves the laws requirement that states expand eligibility for Medicaid to include virtually all uninsured low-income residents. In the new law, the feds would pay states 100 percent of the expansion costs, but only for three years, starting in 2014. The states challenging the law say the expansion amounts to coercion. In Texas2011 redistricting case, the Republicandominated Texas Legislature revised maps of legislative districts and for the U.S. House of Representatives to match results of the 2010 Census. There are about 4 million more Texans now than in 2000, which entitles the state to four more seats in Congress. Of the increase, 2.8 million are Hispanic residents and about 523,000 are African-American.Texas is among nine states along with parts of seven other states, including Monroe County that must get approval on voting law changes from the Department of Justice, or from a three-judge federal court panel. Texas chose to submit its maps to the court panel. The Washington D.C.-based panel found problems with the Legislatures minority standards and decided a trial was needed to assess the maps. Afederal court in San Antonio then drew up interim maps to use until the trial.There is no shortage of predictions of how the court will decide these cases. But until oral arguments provide solid clues to the inclinations of swing Justice Anthony Kennedy, everything is mere guesswork. St. Louis Post-DispatchShelter unresponsiveThe cat I took in after its owners threw it out is missing. I have tried to contact Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys, which operates the Marathon animal shelter. I left messages and finally spoke to a young woman there. She assured me that I would get a call back if the cat was or had been there. Nothing. I could not get an answer on the phone, only a recording. How can people find their animals that have been taken in, run over or the like ever find out what happened to them? On their website, I see lots of dogs for adoption but no cats. What is up with that? Something needs to change for the benefit of poor lost pets. Martha Leasure MarathonSupport our animalsIn would like to encourage animal lovers to adopt from the local animal shelters Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Key West and Safe Harbor Animal Rescue in Marathon. There are many, many animals in need. I recently began fostering a little girl named FiFi from the Key West shelter. Unfortunately, my specialneeds dog of age 7 1/2 is not very happy about FiFi, so I will have to return her to the shelter. I have been incredibly touched, though, by this little 3 1/2-year-old angel. It is my hope that an animal lover reading this will choose to make her a member of their family. She is adorable, sweet and cuddly, and gets along with everyone and everything even Key deer. She can be carried in a purse anywhere, loves to play dress up, is housebroken, easy to bathe, likes car rides, loves to curl up under blankets and hardly ever barks. She is perfect. I also encourage readers to visit the shelters. Time and assistance to care for the animals or monetary or in-kind donations are all needed. Even if someone just hangs out with the pets or gives them a walk, it all makes a difference. Get children involved, too. Teach them compassion and the importance of creating a better world today for a better world tomorrow. If anyone as special as FiFi is interested in adopting her, the staff, volunteers and board of directors at the Key West shelter will be of great help. They work tirelessly. Cathy, the behaviorist, is particularly wonderful. I will pay the adoption fee in full and I have purchased her a cute, pink harness and leash. FiFi has so much love to give. Please keep the Marathon shelter in mind as well as the Key West shelter. Katie is the director at the Marathon shelter. She is amazingly kind to all her babies and visitors. Michelle Torre Big Pine KeyNo more holliesThe Institute for Regional Conservation is happy to announce that our inaugural Holiday Holly RoundUp was an unequivocal success. More than 70 residents from Marathon to Bay Point took part in the event.Final numbers have yet to be tallied, but initial estimates suggest the roundup resulted in more than 500 Florida hollies meeting their timely demise this holiday season. The institute would like to thank the Wharf Bar & Grill, Home DepotMarathon, Innerspace Dive Center, Summerland Hardware, Ace Hardware of Big Pine Key, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends and Volunteers of Refuges and photographer Chad Anderson for helping make this event possible. The institute would also like to thank all of the participants for doing their part to protect the Keys and is happy to announce that next years roundup is already in the works. Josh Karow, leader Habitat Restoration Team Institute for Regional Conservation MiamiAttorneys rockedOn behalf of the advisory board of the Salvation Army in Marathon, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the community for supporting the recent Classic Rock Jam and Dance. We had a sold-out performance and the money raised will benefit so many needy families in the Marathon community. Thank you to Key Colony Beachs Mayor Ron Sutton and his fellow commissioners for donating such a wonderful venue for this event and thank you to our corporate sponsor, Centennial Bank. All the performing attorneys Frank Greenman, Larry Erskine, Hal Schuhmacher, Tom Wright, John Campbell, David Kirwin, Bernadette Restivo, Lesley Rhyne, Michelle Klinger, Courtney Wright, Tanner Demry, Bill Heffernan and Ed Scales kudos for such a fabulous job. Who knew they could perform outside the courtroom? Finally, none of this would have been possible without the directorial talents of the inimitable Richard Warner, whose wit, humor and perseverance made this event such a success. We look forward to his DVD. Melissa Grady Marathon In the end,kids winI would like to thank the community as a whole and several organizations for their contributions to and assistance with Toyz for Keyz Kidz this year.Thanks to the Fish Bowl for putting on a bowl-a-thon for us; thanks to the Tavernier Fire Department and Tavernier Towne for their annual toy drive; thanks to Capt. Biggs from Toys for Tots Marines for providing us with a van full of toys this year; and thanks to Carlos DeValle from Kids in Special Situations for his generosity in providing art kits for each of the families. Also, thanks to the Key Largo Fire Department for its help with the distribution of the toys at the annual Toyz for Keyz Kidz party, and to each individual from the community who brought in toys and donations. We were able to assist more than 200 kids this year. Thanks to everyone in the community for helping out. Peggy Bryan Upper Keys coordinator Toyz for Keyz Kidz The letter writer (center) gets plenty of help collecting and wrapping the Toyz for Keyz Kidz presents. Vicki Gale (second from left) from the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association presents a $500 check for Toyz for Keyz Kidz to (from left) Deputy Harry Boyden,Lt.Bruce Winegarden and Detective Sgt. Linda Mixon. LETTERS TO THE EDITORGrant appreciatedThe board of directors of the Grace Jones Community Center, and the children and families we serve, would like to thank the Marathon City Council for the generous grant approved at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting.We applaud the willingness and ability of the City Council to make such difficult decisions. With todays challenging nationwide economy and the funding reductions it has caused, we do not envy the job they took on as the awards committee.The City Council asked that applicants not duplicate services, and as a result, Grace Jones has formed a coalition of organizations, namely, the Grace Jones Community Center, Kreative Kids Academy and Community Cooperative PreSchool. All these wonderful organizations are in Marathon, provide for the underserved children and families of the city and were prepared to submit individual grant applications. The City Council also said it was primarily interested in funding the most immediate health, safety and basic human needs of the residents and citizens of Marathon. As many know, all three of our combined entities supply weekend food to chronically hungry Marathon children, as well as affordable day care for the struggling parents who make up the terrific workforce we have in Marathon. The Back Packs 4 Kids program, administered by Grace Jones, supplied 150 unduplicated children with healthy and nutritious weekend food. This equals an astonishing 7,332 meals consumed by our students and their needy siblings living in the same home. This is a fantastic program with fantastic results. Once again, the city of Marathon has stepped up to the plate and made this possible through generous financial support. We could not be more grateful or proud. Randy Lewis Board president Grace Jones Marathon

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As economists mapped out their forecasts for 2012, they generally see the year shaping up as another 12 months of slow recovery. Hiring should expand a little bit more than it did in 2011, consumers should continue opening their wallets, and tourism should remain a bright spot.For the first time in a few years, I feel some rays of optimism are hitting the landscape, said Raul Valdes-Fauli, president of Professional Bank, a small community bank in Coral Gables. For the last few years, I have been very down on things.But housing prices seem likely to remain depressed. Aforecast by Moodys calls for a 12 percent drop in South Florida real estate values during 2012, as banks push a wave of foreclosed homes onto an already depressed market. Other industry watchers see the prediction as too grim, but it does capture a consensus that foreclosed homes will be an even bigger drag on the real estate recovery than they were in 2011. The only thing thats really keeping a lid on our prices right now is the fear of the unknown. And thats the fear of the number of foreclosures that might hit the market said Ron Shuffield, head of the Esslinger-WootenMaxwell network of 10 real estate brokerages throughout South Florida. Depressed real estate values are a major reason hiring and spending both remain restrained, and why 2012 is shaping up as a year for continued recovery but not a major rebound.Jobs growthForecasts call for modest growth in South Florida employment, building on the progress made during 2011. Aforecast by the University of Central Florida predicts job growth will hit 1.6 percent in 2012, still a weak pace but better than the 1 percent gain seen in 2011. That kind of modest progress would mean more job security for the employed, but only minor progress on the unemployment crisis. The UCF forecast predicts South Floridas unemployment rate will end 2012 at 10.5 percent, down just slightly from the 11 percent predicted for the end of 2011. (This is probably too pessimistic, since the latest reading of the regions unemployment rate was 9.4 percent for November, down sharply from 10 percent in October.) Slow progress on hiring South Florida is on track to add about 21,000 jobs this year after losing more than 180,000 in the downturn would set the pace for what forecasters expect to be a year of gradual improvement. Its a far better scenario than what seemed to be materializing over the summer, when fears of a second recession were rising. That could still happen: Analysts point to Europes teetering banking system as a potential disaster for the U.S. economy. But predictions currently call for a better year, with 2012 serving as a springboard for full recovery in 2013 and 2014.Floridas Office of Economic and Demographic Research expects per-capita income to grow 1.5 percent statewide in 2012, thanks in part to a 3.4 percent gain in overall wages. Consumers remained resilient in 2011, and an autumn pickup in the University of Floridas statewide confidence index is expected to continue into 2012.More short salesThe Moodys forecast of a 12 percent decline in real estate values marks the extreme end of a generally accepted view that banks will be unloading more homes onto the South Florida market than they did in 2011. Thanks to legal wrangling over automated mortgage processing known as the robo-signing scandal foreclosures slowed sharply in 2011, down about 30 percent in South Florida versus the prior year. But with banks working through their legal issues and under pressure to clear out their foreclosures, 2012 is expected to see an increase in distressed homes coming onto the market.Its kind of been the elephant in the room, IHS Global Insight economist Karl Kuykendall said of distressed properties that banks are poised to sell. Its all this shadow inventory thats out there.More inventory will make it even harder for South Florida to cross a milestone that has been wrongly predicted in years past: An unmistakable bottom in home prices. While sales have been surging thanks to rock-bottom prices, the added demand hasnt been enough to lift values. The Case-Shiller index of home prices is on track to be down about 4 percent in South Florida from 2010 levels. Along view looks much grimmer: Since the South Florida index peaked in November 2006, CaseShiller has measured a 51 percent drop in home values, rolling prices back to where they were in October 2002. With a 12 percent drop forecast by Moodys, values would end 2012 where they were in October 2001 an 11-year setback. Some industry watchers dismiss the Moodys prediction as too grim. IHS predicts a drop only half as steep, with South Florida home prices down 6 percent in 2012. But IHS sees another 6 percent drop in 2013, compared to the Moodys forecast of just a 4 percent decline. EWMs Shuffield said bank-owned homes and short-sales where a bank agrees to sell a home for less than the value of its mortgage will work against a broader tide of recovery for the real estate market in 2012. And he offers his own statistics to capture a housing market where sales are strong enough that his agents say they need more homes to show potential buyers. One of the things our agents are crying about is they need more inventory, he said.At the moment, South Florida home listings equate to about six months worth of sales, Shuffield said, compared to four yearsworth when the market crashed in 2008. Foreclosures and short-sales already account for 57 percent of sales, but Shuffield said that is down from 67 percent at the start of 2011.But employment picture looks set to improveBy DOUGLAS HANKSdhanks@MiamiHerald.com REAL ESTATE Business Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThe walls go up on a five-bay gas station and DunkinDonuts between 73rd and 74th streets in Marathon.Marathon Petroleum LLC is building it on the former site of Miami Subs,which closed in November 2008 when owner Santiago Adames was severely injured in a head-on crash on the Long Key Bridge.CLOSER TO DONUT TIME BUSINESS BRIEFSLeo wins Mariners first Daisy AwardRegistered nurse Terry Leo, an ambulatory-care nurse at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, has been named the medical centers first recipient of its inaugural Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program of the Daisy Foundation in Glen Ellen, Calif., founded in 1999 by a family whose ill son received extraordinary health care. Leo, who has been a nurse at Mariners since 1988, was nominated by her fellow nurses for her compassion for terminally ill patients and her willingness to train younger nurses.CPAs discuss auditing issuesThe Florida Keys chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs will present an update on accounting and auditing issues for condominium and homeowner associations when the group meets from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Key Colony Inn in Key Colony Beach. CPAs, condo board members, property managers and the like are invited. The meeting, sponsored by Centennial Bank, will be followed by dinner. Cost is $20 for Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountant members, $55 for others. To RSVP, contact Larry Kendzior at lkendzior@bell south.net or 942-9678. LEO

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Wednesday,January 4,2012 FRANKIEis a 6 week old neutered male tabby kittenAvailable at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. GOLDIE is a 7 year old female golden lab mix Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter.ORCAis a 3 year old spayed female white and black Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. BRODY is an adult mixed breed.Available at Safe Harbor, Marathon. DANNY is an adultDomestic Short Hair.Available at Safe Harbor, Marathon. MACHITOis a young mixed breed.Available at Safe Harbor, Marathon. RODIEis an adult mixed breed.Available at Safe Harbor, Marathon. SIMBA is a young Pit mix.Available at Safe Harbor, Marathon. TIC is a young male domestic medium hair. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. TIGER is a young male domestic shorthair. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. GUS is an adult male terrier mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. HENRY is a young adult male Greyhound mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. BELLE is a 2 yr old shepherd/lab mix.Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. CHER is a 7 month old female white and calico.Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. ORANGE is a 5 month old orange female.Available through Forgotten Felines. LEXI is a 5 month old tuxedo girl. Available through Forgotten Felines. CUDDLES is a 6 yr. old. black and white female. Available through Forgotten Felines.ESMERALDA is an 18 mth. old Tonkinese female.Available through Forgotten Felines. LEOis a 4 year old neutered male orange cat Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. TIGERLILY is an 18 month old Tiger female. Available through Forgotten Felines. Furniture Art Gallery Interior Design 5191 Overseas Hwy., 305-743-2740 MarathonTropical Furniture GalleryCoastal Cottage & Outdoor Patio 4801 Overseas Hwy., 305-289-2038 Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys Marathon 10550 Aviation 305-743-4800 Florida Keys S.P.C.A. Key West 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857 Upper Keys Animal Shelter MM 106 Oceanside 305-451-0088 Forgotten Felines Marathon Call for locations of cats (various) 305-743-2520 Stouts Restaurantof the Keys In Memory of Sylvia & Crook 8349 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL33050 (305) 743-6437 JOYFUL PET SITTERS.comWISHING YOU AND YOURS A VERYHAPPYNEWYEARS!!305-289-0833 100 YEARS YOUNG Monroe County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy (right) presents Luise Meissner a Conch certificate in honor of Meissners 100th birthday at the county senior center on Plantation Key.Her birthday was Dec.29 but the certificate was bestowed and a party held on Dec.28.WIENER WALK Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUThe annual New Years Eve dachshund walk brought out 227 of the small-legged hounds for a brief leisurely stroll Old Town through Key West.The walk is now an annual tradition,drawing all stripes of dachshunds in the events seventh year. Lawmakers about to convene sessionFor most Florida lawmakers, drawing new boundaries for legislative districts that help keep them in office will be Priority No. 1 in the once-a-decade session devoted to reapportionment. Aside from that, its unclear what else will get done in the 60-day legislative session that begins Jan. 10 in Tallahassee. Although lawmakers are required to pass a budget, they could decide to call a special session later in the spring in hopes of a rosier forecast from economists. Although a highly public battle waits on the expansion of gambling in Florida, many legislators are reluctant to tackle it in an election year. Theyll also look for ways to crack down on the massive amount of fraud that plagues both the automobile and personal property insurance marketplaces. Its shaping up as a bountiful session for lobbyists, who have dramatically increased their influence at the Capitol over the past generation. The parties with interests at stake in the gaming and insurance fights have bankrolled some of the citys most prominent wheelers and dealers. Those issues and others could wait until lawmakers figure out their own political routes. That path may be a bit trickier than in the past for the Legislature where Republicans have overwhelming advantages of 2812 in the Senate and 81-39 in the House as voters approved constitutional amendments banning gerrymandering. No longer can lawmakers draw legislative or congressional districts where the obvious aim is to help the majority party or an incumbent. The reapportionment process is often time-consuming and not pretty. Believe me, there are politics involved here, Senate President Mike Haridopolos (R-Merritt Island) said. The results also can be unpredictable. Democrats were in charge 20 years ago when the legislative and congressional boundaries were redrawn but that didnt stop Republican takeover of state government. The legislative maps, but not the congressional plan, go to the Florida Supreme Court to ensure they comply with the state Constitution. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has veto power over the congressional map but not the legislative plans. The maps must also be reviewed by the U.S. Justice Department to make sure theyre in accordance with the federal Voting Rights Act because of past racial discrimination in five of Floridas 67 counties including Monroe. But beyond redistricting, there appears to be less tension between Scott and the legislative leadership this year. Scott, who fared well in his first session last spring, appears to have adopted a more conciliatory approach overall and hes more comfortable with the veteran politicians he deals with in the Legislature.EducationScott has made a turnabout on education spending. Last session, he proposed deep cuts as part of his drive to reduce taxes in hopes of jump-starting Floridas economy. Now, Scott wants an additional billion dollars for education in the budget year that begins next July 1. However, Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich of Weston said it was disingenuous for the governor to claim hes proposing a $1 billion increase when schools are losing $634 million next year due to expiring federal stimulus and jobs bill money while more students come into the public schools system. The mundane, but critical battle for dollars will be closely watched again in a year as lawmakers face a $2 billion budget shortfall. Scott, who once ran the nations largest chain of hospitals, suggested that savings could be realized by cutting what the state spends reimbursing hospitals for taking care of patients enrolled in Medicaid. He also would like to close a handful of state prisons, eliminate 4,500 state jobs and require all state employees to pay the same for health insurance. InsuranceAnd that could tempt some legislators to get behind a strong push by builders, contractors and business lobby Associated Industries of Florida to expand gambling across the state that still suffers from double-digit unemployment. Disney World, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and owners of dog and horse track owners are among those opposed to more gaming in Florida. Scott waded into the annual pyrotechnics that surround the solvency of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and the fraud that has led to skyrocketing increases for Florida drivers required to carry personal injury protection by challenging legislators to fix them.Redistricting, education are among prioritiesBy BRENT KALLESTADAssociated PressSTATE LEGISLATURE

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 4,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Deep in the swamp Sometimes the trail less traveled in the Everglades is the most interesting one of all. Story, 3B EarthTalk Environmentally sensitive hair products? Believe it.We show you which are the best.Column, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle NEW YEARS WAHOORon Garrett starts 2012 off right with a 50-pound wahoo he caught off Conch Reef in Islamorada on Monday.Lady Canes seek to avenge 8-0 lossCoral Shores High Schools soccer Lady Hurricanes open 2012 trying to mount a better offensive game in todays trip to face state contender American Heritage of Plantation. Its a rare match when even a single goal would be a step up. The Lady Canes (8-2) suffered a lopsided 8-0 shutout loss when Heritages undefeated Lady Patriots visited Tavernier on Nov. 23. But the pre-Thanksgiving scheduling wound up conflicting with family trips, which left the Hurricanes with a severely depleted lineup, particularly on the front end. Heritage was able to swarm Cane striker Jasmine Paterson every time she touched the ball, which made for a frustrating contest. Head coach Arthur Paterson said the Canes need to play teams of Heritages caliber to get sharp for expected postseason duels with longtime nemesis Gulliver. Both the Hurricane boys (7-4) and girls soccer teams travel to Florida Christian on Friday. In other Upper Keys prep sports this week as squads get back in action following the holiday break: Coral Shoresboys basketball Canes (4-8) head to Miami Country Day on Thursday. Coral Shores faces a stiff challenge in its next home game, a District 16-4Acontest Jan. 12 against Key West High School. Hurricane wrestlers will compete in the Archbishop McCarthy Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Miami. Island Christian Schools boys basketball Eagles stay home to face Redland Christian Academy at 6 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, the Eagles head to Miami Christian to play Calusa Prep. The soccer Lady Eagles (4-4-1) were scheduled to host Calusa Prep on Tuesday (results pending at press time). The club stays home to play Westminster Christian at 4 p.m. Friday.Coral Shores teams return to action, so do Eagles of Island ChristianUPPER KEYS SPORTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Dolphins back on court, the fieldThe Marathon High School winter sports schedule resumes this week after a two-week Christmas hiatus. The boys and girls soccer teams are scheduled to begin play Friday by hosting District 16 rival Palmer Trinity School. Both teams are coming off a pair of losses to county rivals Coral Shores and Key West the week before the holiday. The girls team is 11-6, rebounding well from a 512-1 season a year ago. The Dolphins have four games remaining in the regular season. The highlight thus far was a 5-2 win over perennial District 16 power and rival Westminster Christian School on Dec. 9. Its believed to be Marathons first-ever win over the Warriors. The boys soccer team is 6-6-1 with six games remaining. Junior Riley Durkin has been scoring at a torrid pace for the Dolphins, netting 19 goals through just 12 games this season. The girls are slated to play the Falcons at 4:30 p.m. Friday, while the boys are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The boys and girls basketball teams return to action Tuesday with games against Somerset Charter and Colonial Christian schools, respectively. The hoops teams have struggled, with both rosters making due with largely young and inexperienced players.Soccer,hoops teams rested from breakBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SPORTS Williams, McCoy lead 5K raceMiamian Jon Williams, who runs nearly every 5K staged in the Florida Keys and often comes out on top, won Sundays Islamorada Founders Park 5K Run, Walk or Crawl with a time of 17 minutes, 50 seconds.Joanna McCoy, a former Coral Shores High School student now attending Gulliver Prep, took the womens title in the 13th annual event, running it in 18:50.Overall, 170 runners and walkers took part. Following are the top three runners in each age division, along with walkers, as certified by the Southernmost Runners Club:Female9 and under: 1, Sophie Kubida, Tavernier, 53:26.10 to 14: 1, Nicole Matysik, Key West, 23:22; 2, Caroline Schirmer, Jupiter, 29:02; 3, Jaci Unpatcas, Dewitt, Mich., 51:59.15 to 19: 1, Megan Young, Canton, Mich., 29:32; 2, Alexa Dixon, Islamorada, 33:42.20 to 24: 1, Cathrine Clawson, Bridgewater, N.J., 24:03; 2, Sara Spangler, Grand Ledge, Mich., 41:43.25 to 29: 1, Lauren Hamilton, Tavernier, 25:29; 2, Kristen Lewis, Key Largo,170 participate in 13th annual Founders runRUNNINGSee Running,2BSee Marathon,2B Kicked-up winds should calm this weekMonday night brought our first real cold front of the season, with high temps only in the 60s and strong north winds well over 20 knots. As things calm down through the week, the sailfish bite should be red hot. Productive areas have been anywhere from 20 feet on the reef all the way out to 300 feet. Many captains report seeing multiple sailfish, with about half of them interested in taking a bait. But with a quick cool-down and a bunch of bait fish making their way to the reef edge, the curious sailfish should be a bit hungrier. Pilchards, cigar minnows and ballyhoo (if you can find them) are all good baits. On the wrecks, the mutton snapper bite is pretty good, with numerous fish in the 12to 18pound range. Be careful when dropping on the deeper wrecks because there are a lot of red snapper mixed in. Fishing for red snapper in the south Atlantic is closed until further notice with no exceptions. Also remember that there is no taking of any grouper until May 1. Yellowtail snapper are biting well on the reef. It may take them a couple of days to recover from this blow but, when they do, expect a great bite. The channel humps continue to provide excellent fishing for lane, mangrove, mutton and yellowtail snapper, as well as some very large porgy. Small pilchards or pinfish are your baits of choice. Outstanding right now is the hogfish bite. Live shrimp presented directly on the bottom produces the best catches. Out in the bay, the mackerel bite remains strong with all the fish you can handle eight to ten miles from shoreThe weeks bestSteve Toenjes and his 12-year-old son, Jacob, from St. Augustine marked the last day of grouper season by catching three large grouper along with yellowtail snapper and blackfin tuna. They were fishing with Capt. Don Reichert on the FishinMission out of Islamorada. The Zancle family from Delray Beach, kicked off 2012 with a fantastic day of Spanish mackerel fishing with Capt. Greg Poland out of Islamorada. Capt. Howard Kelley had a busy week aboard the Papa Pips out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. He put Dave Harman on his first mutton snapper. More snapper made it to the fish box with the Pearson/Agapi group, with 11-year-old buddies Clark and Aidan bending the rods. And Jared and Randi Rosenfeld from Edison, N.J., proved there are still some dolphin out there. Also out of Captain Pips, guide Neil Apley led Team Clydesdale (Harlan Pennington, Jason Pennington, Carl Lee and John Armbruster) to a great day of catching 34 yellowtail snapper, eight king mackerel and one blackfin tuna. The Hoops family, from Lima, Ohio, had two greatAnd the sails should start biting baitFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn See Fishing,2B

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,January 4,2012 ACROSS 1Moms serials6Famous stage couple11High spot 14Big bankroll 17British specters 18Leave behind 19Let go 21New York City sight 23Long-billed diving bird 24Direct 25Word of affirmation 26Marner 28Pep meeting 29Uneven 31Doubleday 32Last years fashions 33Poetic pause 37Author ___ Passos 38Breakfast order 40New York City sight? 42Pollution 43Johnny ___ 46Crude tartar 47Evening to Keats 48Withdraws 49Mexican coin 50Summertime treats 51Furious 52Tier 53Sentimental verse 54Roman household god 55Fidgety one 57Oiled 60New York City sight 63Restrained party 66Pushcart salesman 67Fairy queen 70Straighten 71Each 72___Woman: Streisand song 73Facilitate 74Be without 75Trues partner 78Kitchen need 79Rub hard 80Pen accessory 81Moms sister 82New York City sight 85Oklahoma oil well city 88Heir often 89Locate 90Tapestry 91Give forth 93Meadow 94Performer 95Egress locales 96Soft drink 98Purloin 103Modern Persian 105New York City sight 108Echoes 109Hernandez namesakes 110Lofty perches 111NNW minus 180 112Named,in Nantes 113Sounds off114Carpenters fastenersDOWN 1Classify 2Molding shape 3Winged 4Stonelike 5111 Across plus 45 degrees 6Permits 7Take advantage of 8Paper salesman 9Exercises 10Fashion 11Circle segments 12Actor DiCaprio 13Not singular 14New York City sight 15Whale of ___ 16Gainsay 17Some US army generals 18Las Vegas cube 20Blackboard task22Many-sided problem27Fragrance 30Press for payment 31Yemen seaport 32Wooden pins 33Approximately 34Fury 35Classical poetry 36Half ___ onward! 39Day of the wk. 40Shadow 41Flat projection 42Play seamstress 44Start of North Carolinas motto 45Cowboy Bill 48Stop the ___... 49Yankee Doodle mount 51Arachnid 52Allude to 53Hole 55Pale 56Ambled 57Melts58Indian medicinal bark59Hockeys Bobby 60Went down 61Even Steven 62Local language 63Limp watchman? 64Spirit 65New York City parade sight 67Corday victim 68___ thing(bettors boast)69Silentsactress Daniels71Fondle 73Quito is its cap. 75New Mexico resort 76Race 77Point of reference 78Pub portion79Crushing implement82Good lawn cover 83Drip coffee maker 84Sault ___ Marie 86Loafer 87Maid ___ 88Custom for widows in India,once 90Land measures 92Dangerous 94Broadcasts 95Adjective suffix 96Spirits of old Egypt 97___ Moines 99Ancient home of Irish kings 100Arthurian lady 101Ripens 102___ Miserables 104Foolhardy Greek goddess 106In the mid. 107Taxi Observer crossword puzzle Big AppleSolution in the Jan.7 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Dec.31 puzzle. The girls are 2-9 with eight regular season games remaining. The Dolphins notched their first win of the year on Dec. 16 over Colonial Christian School, and entered the break on a high note after defeating rival Coral Shores on Dec. 22. The boys are 2-8 with 10 regular season games left on the schedule. The Dolphins have been competitive despite playing with just two seniors in Trevelle Beckford and Dwayne Ellis. The boys are scheduled to visit Somerset at 5:30 p.m., while the girls are slated to visit Colonial Christian at 5.Games returnFrom Marathon,1B 30:22; 3, Jenni Rapp, Marietta, Ga., 31:39.30 to 34: 1, Maria Tsarenko, Islamorada, 23:15; 2, Adriana Cuomo, Islamorada, 25:48; 3, Erin Meyers, Toronto, 27:20.35 to 39: 1, Kate Myers, Islamorada, 19:21; 2, Alison Thiede, Trinity, 24:47; 3, Carrie Giardino, Alexandria, Va., 27:20.40 to 44: 1, Allesha Schirmer, Jupiter, 24:39; 2, Pamela Smith, Sugarloaf Key, 24:50; 3, Angie Sippola, Villa Rica, Ga., 28:21.45 to 49: 1, Blanca Edwards, Estero, 23:00; 2, Chery Kelly, North Andover, Mass., 26:05; 3, Lynn Burkley, Flint, Mich., 26:34.50 to 54: 1, Tamara Klopenstein, Fort Lauderdale, 24:00; 2, Kathleen Rapp, Palm Beach Gardens, 25:30; 3, Eliza Colmes, Islamorada, 26:58.55 to 59: 1, Patti Gross, Islamorada, 30:15; 2, Nancy Wingo, Rockledge, 30:28; 3, Sandra OBrien, Shorewood, Wis., 35:16.60 to 64: 1, Mira Bedo, Tavernier, 24:35; 2, Janet Briggs, Pensacola, 29:11; 3, Nancy Saxe, Islamorada, 31:02.65 to 69: 1, Kate Hoalfeldt, Islamorada, 53:13.70 and over: 1, Ann Rawnsley, Marathon, 37:36.Walkers: 1, Phyllis Quinby, Tavernier, 37:34; 2, Judy Stuber, Shawano, Wis., 38:09; 3, C. Mica Alex, Tavernier, 45:14.Male9 and under: 1, Robby Harrington, Huntington, N.Y., 44:26.10 to 14: 1, Joathan Edwards, Estero, 25:25; 2, Nathan Verkey, Franklin, Wis., 35:57; 3, Tylo Bent, Homestead, 41:08.25 to 29: 1, Daniel Roth, Glen Gardner, N.J., 23:08.30 to 34: 1, Luke Myers, Islamorada, 18:27; 2, Joe Jans, Islamorada, 22:08; 3, Brad Bateman, New York City, 23:52.35 to 39: 1, Joe Thiede, Trinity, 19:58; 2, Dan Flynn, Tavernier, 24:38.40 to 44: 1, Brad Rose, Marathon, 24:54; 2, Ted Munchmeyer, Tavernier, 25:39; 3, Bruce Limpstead, Dewitt, Mich., 32:17.45 to 49: 1, Allan Walton, Fort Lauderdale, 18:54; 2, Mark Terrill, Tavernier, 19:12; 3, Scott Ebenhardt, Toronto, 22:44.50 to 54: 1, Bob Arnold, Tavernier, 19:08; 2, King To, Barrington, R.I., 19:48; 3, Kalle Svensson, Sugarloaf Key, 20:39.55 to 59: 1, Bob Harrington, Huntington, N.Y., 21:07; 2, Hugo Cortes, Key Largo, 21:47; 3, Keuth Riger, Ormond Beach, 22:34.60 to 64: 1, Chuck Bayles, Marathon, 21:52; 2, Drake Stockert, Mapleton, Ill., 22:16; 3, Charles Phinizy, Key Colony Beach, 23:28.65 to 69: 1, Keneth Kavanaugh, Miami, 30:19; 2, Frank Derfler, Islamorada, 32:16; 3, Larry Walters, Grand Cayman, 33:55.70 and over: 1, Roger Fisher, Key Colony Beach, 23:47; 2, George Rawnsley, Marathon, 34:39; 3, Pat Damron, Monroe, Wash., 36:43.Walkers: 1, Jasper Bell, Miami, 33:18; 2, Ken Watkins, Tavernier, 34:56; 3, Patrick Mazzeo, Memphis, 41:50. For complete results, go to www.southernmostrun ners.com .The next 5K on the Keys schedule is the No Name 5K Walk Run on Jan. 14 that benefits the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. For applications, go to the above website or to www.domestic abuseshelter.org .170 turn out in IslamoradaFrom Running,1BKeyswide relay starts on FridayThe second annual Ragnar Relay Florida Keys a race from Miami to Key West takes over U.S. 1 on Friday and Saturday. Its the season opener for the 15-race Ragnar Relay season. The race begins on Key Biscayne in Miami runs through the Florida Keys and finishes in Key West. What could be more perfect? said Ragnar President Dan Hill. This is a magical course. The Ragnar Relay Florida Keys is a 199-mile course that ends at the beach at the Southernmost Hotel. The inaugural race attracted 3,600 runners for the near 30-hour relay, Ragnar says. Ragnar Relay races challenge teams of up to 12 runners on courses of between 180 and 200 miles. Each leg varies in difficulty, so elite and novice runners can run together. Teams are responsible for providing two support vehicles, with six runners in each vehicle. The first vehicle drops off the first runner and drives ahead to the first exchange point. Teams repeat this pattern for six legs until they hand off to their second vehicle. This leapfrogging pattern continues day and night, all the way to the finish line.To find out many more specifics, go to www.ragnarrelay.com .Begin point is Miami,end is Key WestRUNNINGdays of fishing with Capt. Bob Brown of Sundance Sportfishing out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. On the first day, they caught several large amberjack, including one that was bit in half by a shark right near the boat for some excitement. They ended the day with big king mackerel, several dolphin and some snapper and grouper on the reef. On day two, Brown took the Hoops group offshore and found a friendly school of dolphin. They boxed 15 plus a couple of big blackfin tuna, some king mackerel and jumped off two sailfish. Jim Lacata and family from Atlanta also had a fun day with Sundance Sportfishing. They caught snapper, grouper, large amberjack, kingfish and a mutton snapper on the deep wrecks. The crew of the SeaSquared spent Christmas week fishing families from the United Kingdom, Illinois, Florida, Missouri, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. We had excellent action in Hawk Channel and on the patches with snapper, grouper, porgy, Spanish mackerel and more hogfish than we could count. Michael Scott and his 10-year-old son Luke, from Cranleigh, United Kingdom, landed a monster 80-pound amberjack along with two large mutton snapper on a wreck, then added a huge porgy to their catch on a patch reef. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters out of the dock at Turtle Kraals in Key West, caught tarpon in the inner harbor and grouper, snapper and mackerel in the Northwest Channel and on the outside bar south of town. Offshore between 250 and 450 feet of water, Mottice put his anglers on skipjack tuna, wahoo and the occasional dolphin. Grouper and kingfish on the wrecks rounded out a great 2011. Up the Keys, a family from Paris capped 2011 with a good offshore trip aboard the Huntress from the Key Largo Fisheries dock on Saturday. Capt. Eric Scoble led the visitors to 22 big dolphin plus tuna and bonito.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity takes place Thursday at the newly renovated Saltys Waterfront Grill, located at the 7 Mile Marina, mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. The fun contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will benefit the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship Fund.Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, SeaSquared@ bellsouth.net and www .SeaSquared-Charters.com.Year begins with great catchesFrom Fishing,1B Holy hogfish! The Keator family from Wellesley,Mass.,is all smiles with their limit catch of 25 hogfish caught with SeaSquared Charters.They also got lane and mangrove snapper,and porgy.

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CONCRETE COATINGS Deco Coatings,Custom Stamping Staining & Sealing Stampover Tile,Terrazzo & Asphalt Faux Coral Columns Free Est.& Recession Specials Lic SP 3136 & Insured 305-923-0654 CONCRETE & WOOD DOCKS Seawall Restoration Specialists Concrete Repairs Decorative Coatings Wood Dock Replacement Lic Eng 232 (305) 289-7350 ELECTRICAL SERVICES KELLY ELECTRICServicing the Middle Keys Since 1980Dependable! Lic.& Ins.#EC525 Call (305) 743-6098 HOME REDECORTING AFFORDABLE A Fresh Look Redecorate In a DayUsing Existing Furnishings Also: Staging for Resale Move-ins Organizing Lybrand Redesign 305-292-2682 www.LybrandRedesign.com LANDSCAPING THE YARDMANBeautifying the Keys,One Yard At a Time.Yard & Power Washing Services. 849-2786 KIRK WILL SHOW UP! Lawn,Yard,Trees.Free Estimates. Lic # 292420096980 & Insured. No Job Too Big or Too Small. Hunters Lawn Care 305-600-7951 Mannys & Son Pearock Trimming Clean-up Plants/Trees Installed,Holiday Specials! 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What are some hair products that can be purchased that are legit and cause no harm to the environment? Penny Siegel, MilwaukeeMany common hair-care products, including shampoos, conditioners and hair sprays, can pose health hazards.Most of the shampoos for sale on supermarket and drugstore shelves use a chemical called sodium laureth sulfate (or one of its derivatives), a foamy degreaser that can cause follicle, skin and eye irritation; and which has been linked to some cancers when combined with other common shampoo ingredients. Meanwhile, mass-market conditioners typically rely on so-called quaternary compounds to produce thicker, silkier and tangle-free hair, but these chemicals can also irritate the skin and eyes and likewise have been linked to cancer.As for hair spray and other styling products, most work by coating the hair with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), a plastic polymer that has been dissolved in solvents to keep it flexible. Environment Canada, Canadas counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, classifies PVPas a medium health priority, although phthalates, triethanolamine, parabens and other hair spray ingredients may be more harmful, having been linked to respiratory, immune and endocrine problems as well as cancer.Luckily for those who spend a lot of time and money getting their hair to look, smell and feel just right, a wide range of greener, healthier hair-care products has emerged in recent years. Aveda has been a pioneer in the industry ever since Horst Rechelbacher launched the company in 1978 after visiting India and witnessing the healing powers of Hindu medicine and aroma. Today, the company offers seven hair product lines tailored to different hair types, with the majority of the ingredients derived from plants, nonpetroleum minerals or other natural sources.Furthermore, upwards of 89 percent of the essential oils and raw herbal ingredients Aveda uses in its hair cars products are sourced from certified organic producers.There are hundreds of other companies, too, that sell natural hair products. A great place to look is at the GoodGuide, a website that rates 145,000 foods, toys, personal care and household products according to health, environmental and social responsibility standards.Top-rated shampoos listed there include Burts Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar, Aura Cacia Kids Shampoo and Aubrey Organics Mens Stock Ginseng Biotin Shampoo. GoodGuides top performing conditioners include Dr. Bronners Hair Conditioning Rinse, Burts Bees Herbal Blemish Stick with Tea Tree Leaf Oil, KMS Haircare Liquid Assets and Nurture My Body Conditioner.As for styling, GoodGuide likes any of the varieties of Dr. Bronners Hair Conditioner and Style Cream as well as LOreals Elnett Extra Strong Hold.Another source for credible hair-care products recommendations is the Guide to Less Toxic Products, a free online resource produced by the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia. The guide lists 25 shampoos, 22 conditioners and 18 hair styling products that meet its stringent ingredient standards.Also check out the Environmental Working Groups Skin Deep cosmetics database, which provides detailed ingredient information and safety assessments for 70,000 personal care products, including hundreds of shampoos, conditioners and hair styling formulations.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E-The Environmental Magazine. Send questions to earthtalk@emagazine .com. Subscribe at www .emagazine.com/subscribe.Consumers have several choices at fingertipsGREEN LIVING LIVING BRIEFSArchaeologist speaks ThursdayThe Key West Garden Club hosts Michele Williams as the speaker at its next monthly meeting, on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd. Williams is director of the southeastern region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University. Shes participated in excavations throughout the southeast United States the past 20 years. Her specialty is the use of plants by prehistoric Native Americans. Williamspresentation will be Native American Medicinal Plants and the long history of their use. To find out more about the free meeting, call Sandra McMannis at 294-9982.Library group has sale,hosts writerThe Friends of the Key West Library have their second book sale of the season on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming St. Especially numerous are childrens books, mysteries, biographies, DVDs and almost-new specials. There are also novels, history books, biographies, science fiction and more. Most books are priced at a dollar or less.Also at the library, writer Margaret Atwood presents the opening lecture in the Friends free lecture series on Monday at 6 p.m. at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.Atwood has written more than 50 volumes of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and childrens literature. Her novels include The Handmaids Tale (1983), Alias Grace (1996), The Blind Assassin (2000)and The Year of the Flood (2009).Home brewers gather tonightThe group Conch Republic Brewers United Brewing Better Ale (BUBBAs) meets at 6:30 tonight at Krawl Off Duval, located at 506 Southard St., Key West.Home brewers of all experience levels, and those interested in learning how to brew their own beer, are invited. The Meeting will feature a home-brew tasting and a presentation on Belgian beers.Club membership includes group brews and bar discounts. If interested in learning about the club or in providing discounts for members, send an e-mail to conch republicbubbas@yahoo.com.Bike ride focuses on railroad pastThe history of Tavernier and the Florida East Coast Railway are intertwined. For a leisurely tour through that history, a bike ride marking the centennial of the train arriving in Key West that was Jan. 22, 1912 is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Riders meet at Old Settlers Park at mile marker 92 oceanside (next to the Sunshine Market). To join the ride, call Monica Woll at 853-3571 or 360-0846, or send an e-mail to Monica.woll@dep.state .fl.us.Some seek the trail less takenSome visitors to Everglades National Park are content to stick to the marked hiking and paddling trails on the park map. But not Terry Helmers. The 58-year-old South Miami man, a volunteer at both Everglades and Biscayne national parks, is fond of the trail less taken.About a year ago, Helmers decided to explore the vast marsh east of Nine Mile Pond near Flamingo. On aerial maps, he found an old airboat trail no longer used by park researchers but still bearing white PVC markers. He got in his aluminum canoe equipped with food, water and GPS, and set forth from Nine Mile Pond, just off the main park road.Over four trips to a remote marsh called Craighead Pond, he plotted a map with GPS coordinates for all the trail markers overlaid on Google Earth photos. During his explorations, he never saw another human being.But a couple weeks ago, Helmers decided to share his find, leading eight paddlers on a daylong, 16-mile round trip to Craighead Pond.I have found over the decades that this stays a remote thing, Helmers said. This is about the most solitude that you can get. He was right.No one but Helmers group was at the roadside putin at 6:30 on that Saturday morning. Mosquitoes sucked on exposed skin like tiny vampires as the paddlers readied their craft in the predawn darkness. But the group quickly left the insects behind as it headed east away from the mangrove tunnels of the ponds loop trail at sunrise.Due to recent rains, water levels in the marsh were plenty high enough for nonstop paddling, without having to exit the canoe or kayak to push. At least a foot and a half of crystal-clear fresh water covered the marsh, providing a transparent view of the spongy, periphyton-coated bottom.Surprisingly, the group spotted no fish other than mosquito-eating gambusia, and no gators. Perhaps it was because high water levels spread out the wildlife so it had plenty of refuge from human interlopers. Helmers said the water would probably drop so much that the area would be impassable in a few weeks. The group continued east from one PVC marker to the next. After a fairly strenuous three-hour paddle, they reached Craighead Pond, really more of a slough that harbored a long, elevated wooden platform holding two aluminum ladders and some round pens made of plastic sheeting the remains of a defunct park science experiment. Looking around at the deserted waterscape, Donna Buckley, paddling with husband John, said, Were the only animals out here. Max Evans, 15, of West Palm Beach paused from lunch to cast a lure into the marsh. When he didnt catch anything after a few casts, he began to hone a fallen tree branch into a canoe pole. Said Ross Hancock of Coral Gables: Terry is filling in all those big blank areas on the Everglades maps that just say marsh. He is a true explorer.By SUSAN COCKINGscocking@MiamiHerald.comEVERGLADESPhoto courtesy EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARKThe paddlers delved deep into the swamps like this, but saw hardly any animals.Were the only animals out here,one said.

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,January 4,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 L O O K N O L O O K N O F U R T H E R F U R T H E R S T O P S T O P C h e c k o u t t h e R e p o r t e r C l a s s i f i e d s K E Y S N E T C O K E Y S N E T C OM M 86151 1 x 3.0 (42.5098) 325653 NOTARIZED PROOF P KEYNOTER>> K0190MISCELLANEO U A A A A A d / 5836300 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.11-CA-712-P LAKESURPRISEII CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION,INC., aFloridanon-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. PAULVALET,GALEVALET, DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONAL COMPANY,ASTRUSTEE FORTHECERTIFICATE HOLDERSOFCARRINGTON MORTGAGELOANTRUST 2005-OPT2ASSETBACK CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-OPT2,ANGIELUCAS, JOHNMARTIN,etal., Defendants. NOTICEOF ACTION-CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-PROPERTY TO:JOHNMARTIN RESIDENCEUNKNOWN ifliving,includinganyunknown spouseifeitherhasremarried andifeitherorbothofsaid Defendantisdeceased,their respectiveunknownheirs, devisee,grantees,assignees, lienors,creditors,trustees,or otherpersonsclaimingby, through,underoragainstthe namedDefendantorifsheis notknowntobedeadoralive, andwhoseresidencesare similarlyunknown. Y OUARENOTIFIED thatan actiontoforecloseaClaimof Lienonthefollowingpropertyin MonroeCounty,Florida,to-wit: Unit / 31,LAKESURPRISEII, aCondominium,accordingto theDeclarationof Condominiumrecordedin OfficialRecordsBook1034,at Page596,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida,togetherwithan undividedinterestorsharein thecommonelements appurtenantthereto,andany amendmentsthereto. PropertyAddress: 31MangroveLane,KeyLargo, FL33037 hasbeenfiledagainstyouand youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,if any,toitonSAMUELA. PERSAUD,ESQ.,Plaintiffs attorney,whoseaddressis: 10631N.KendallDrive,Suite 205,Miami,FL33176,onor beforeJanuary30,2012,and filetheoriginalwiththeClerkof thisCourtbeforeserviceupon Plaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter; otherwiseadefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe Complaint. WITNESS myhandandthe sealofthisCourtonthis19th dayofDecember,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkofsaidCourt By:LauraVorhes A sDeputyClerk FILEDBY: SAMUELA.PERSAUD, ESQUIRE PERSAUD&NUNEZ 10631N.KENDALLDRIVE SUITE205 MIAMI,FLORIDA33176 TELEPHONE: 1(786)270-1659 PublishDecember28,2011; January4,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5950500 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonJanuary27,2012 inaccordancetoFlorida StatuteSection713.78for unpaidtowing&storage. FLORIDAKEYSTOWING, INC.reservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids.Allvehicles/vesselsare soldasis. 1.1999CHRYSLER VIN:2C3HD46RXXH735728 2.1972NBLT VIN:N3288 3.1968CHAM VIN:0689640568 PublishJanuary4,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5468400 NOTICEOFREQUEST FORAPPLICATIONS A A NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS that until5:00 P.M.onFebruary1,2012, the MonroeCountyPurchasing Officewillreceivesealed applicationsforthefollowing: BRICKSAND MORTAR/CAPITAL PROJECTS RFA-TDC-32-334-2012PUR/CV PleaseNote:Individualsand for-profitorganizationsare noteligibletoapplyfor CapitalProjectFunds. Thisapplicationisfundedas afiftypercent(50%) reimbursementoffunds expendedbyanyindividual organization.Theapplicant mustshowthatallfunds (100%)areavailableforthe projectatthetimeof applicationsothatthereis nodelayintheprogressof theproject,andthatTDC fundingisnotusedas Matching funds. Thefollowingisalistof districtboundariesinwhich fundswillbeallocated: DistrictI:KeyWest(shall encompasstheCityLimitsof KeyWest) DistrictV:KeyLargo(from MileMarker90.940tothe Dade/MonroeCountyline andanyportionsofmainland MonroeCounty) ThisRequestforApplications (RFA)issubjecttochangeprior toitsissuanceshouldtherebe achangeinpolicybytheBoard ofCountyCommissionersor theTouristDevelopment Council. Therespectivedistrictswishto solicitapplicationsfor considerationwithinthe parametersforsuch expendituresasoutlinedinF.S. 125.0104(5)(a)1.through4. and(b),TouristDevelopment Tax. A pplicationsforfundingmaybe requestedfromDemandStarat www.demandstar.comor www.monroecountybids.com orcalltollfree1-800-711-1712. ThePublicRecordisavailable atthePurchasingOffice locatedattheGatoBuilding, 1100SimontonStreet,Key West,FL33040.Technical questionsshouldbedirected, viaemail,totheAdministrative OfficeoftheTourist DevelopmentCouncilat adminasstfla-keys.com.Any addendatothisRequestfor A pplications(RFA)shallbe distributedtovendorsonthelist ofDemandStardistributesfor thisRFA. ApplicantsmustsubmitALL ofthefollowing: A.One(1)discORone(1) USBflashdrivewith completecopyofapplication asa.pdf(Allattachments mustbemergedintoone document.PleaseDONOT includetheinstruction pages.) B.One(1)signedpapercopy marked ORIGINAL C.Thecorrectnumberof papercopiesforthedistrict forwhichyouareapplying:District1requires:Four(4) papercopiesofapplicationDistrictVrequires:Eight (8)papercopiesof application Placeallitemstogetherinone (1)sealedenvelope/boxclearly markedontheoutsidewiththe A pplicantsnameand Sealed ApplicationforBricksand Mortar/CapitalProjects Funding addressedand deliveredeitherbypersonorby mail,preferablybyU.S.Mail, certified,returnreceipt,to: MonroeCounty PurchasingOffice 1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213 KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-4464 Fax:(305)292-4465 A llApplicationsmustbe receivedbytheMonroeCounty PurchasingOfficeonorbefore 5:00P.M.onFebruary1,2012. A nyApplicationsreceivedafter thisdateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected. Materialsmaybedeliveredby CertifiedMail,ReturnReceipt Requested,hand-deliveredor couriered.Faxedore-mailed A pplicationswillbe automaticallyrejected.Hand deliveredApplicationsmay requestareceipt.Ifsentbymail orbycourier,the above-mentionedenvelope shallbeenclosedinanother envelopeaddressedtothe entityandaddressstated above.Applicantsshouldbe awarethatcertainexpress mailserviceswillnot guaranteespecifictime deliverytoKeyWest,Florida.It isthesoleresponsibilityofeach A pplicanttoensuretheir A pplicationisreceivedina timelyfashion. MonroeCountysperformance andobligationtopayunderthis contractiscontingentuponan annualappropriationbythe BoardofCounty Commissioners. A A A llapplicationsmustremain validforaperiodofone hundredandsixtydays(160) daysfromthedateofthe deadlineforsubmissionstated above.TheBoardwill automaticallyrejectthe applicationofanypersonor affiliatewhoappearsonthe convictedvendorlistprepared bytheDepartmentof ManagementServices,Stateof Florida,underSec. 287.133(3)(d),Florida Statutes.MonroeCounty declaresthatallorportionsof thedocumentsandwork papersandotherformsof deliverablespursuanttothis requestshallbesubjectto reusebytheCounty. TheBoardreservestherightto rejectanyandallapplications, towaiveinformalitiesinanyor allapplications,tore-advertise forapplications;andto separatelyacceptorrejectany itemoritemsandtoaward and/ornegotiateacontractin thebestinterestoftheCounty. Contract(s)willbeawardedto thoseapplicantswhose application(s)are/isdeemedby theBOCC,uponthe recommendationoftheMonroe CountyTouristDevelopment Council,tobeinthebest interestofMonroeCounty. DatedatKeyWestthis2ndday ofDecember,2011. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment PublishJanuary4,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5840500 INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo 11-CP-57-M DivisionPROBATE INRE:ESTATEOF JanetALawliss Deceased NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate of JanetALawliss ,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas A ugust26,2011,andwhose socialsecuritynumberis ***-**-8289,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtfor Monroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050.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 TIMEPERIODSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisDecember28, 2011. PersonalRepresentatives: RobertK.Miller 2975OverseasHighway Marathon,FL33050 AttorneysforPersonal Representative: CUNNINGHAMMILLERP.A. 2975OVERSEASHIGHWAY MARATHON,FL33050-0938 Telephone:(305)743-9428 FloridaBarNo.835471 PublishDecember28,2011; January4,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5862600 INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNumber11CP225K INRE:ESTATEOF VIVIANBOWIEPILANT Deceased NOTICETOCREDITORS TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMANDS A GAINSTTHEABOVE ESTATE: A A Theadministrationoftheestate ofVIVIANBOWIEPILANT, deceased,FileNumber 11CP225K,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,FL33040.Thenames andaddressesofthepersonal representativeandthe personalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llpersonsarerequiredtofile withtheclerkofthiscourt, WITHINTHREECALENDAR MONTHSOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEallclaimsagainstthe estateintheformandmanner prescribedbySection733.703 oftheFloridaStatutesandRule 5.490ofTheFloridaRulesof ProbateandGuardianship Procedure. A LLCLAIMSANDDEMANDS NOTSOFILEDWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. PublicationofthisNoticehas begunonDecember28,2011. PersonalRepresentative: KimberlyShacklock 24IronwoodLane Brentwood,Tenn37027 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: MargaretA.Broz,Esq. 11400OverseasHwy Suite212 Marathon,FL33050 Telephone305-743-8440 PublishDecember28,2011; January4,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5942800 INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-11-CP-257-K INRE:ESTATEOF ELDREYL.APPLER a/k/aELDREYLEEWHALEY A PPLER, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofELDREYL.APPLER, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasJune28,2011;File Number44-11-CP-257-K,is pendingintheCircuitCourtfor MonroeCounty,Florida, ProbateDivision,theaddress ofwhichis500Whitehead Street,KeyWest,FL33040. Thenamesandaddressesof thepersonalrepresentative andthepersonal representativesattorneyare setforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestate,onwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beserved,mustfiletheirclaims 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 thisnoticeis:January4,2012. RobertE.Whaley PersonalRepresentative 29279CypressDrive BigPineKey,FL33043 JulieAnnGarber,Esq. A ttorneyfor PersonalRepresentative FloridaBarNo.617903 Becker&Poliakoff,P.A. 12140CarissaCommerce Court,Suite200 FortMyers,FL33966 Telephone:(239)433-7707 Fax:(239)433-5933 j garberbecker-poliakoff.com PublishJanuary4,11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5871900 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.: 44-2009-CA-001524-K SEC.: A A U.S.BANKNATIONAL A SSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE,ONBEHALFOF THEHOLDERSOFTHE CSFBMORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2005-CF1, Plaintiff, v. ESTELAL.GARCIA;ANY A NDALLUNKNOWN PARTIESCLAIMINGBY, THROUGH,UNDER,AND A GAINSTTHEHEREIN NAMEDINDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)WHOARE NOTKNOWNTOBEDEAD ORALIVE,WHETHERSAID UNKNOWNPARTIESMAY CLAIMANINTERESTAS SPOUSES,HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHERCLAIMANTS; FOWLER&FOWLER,PA A ND/ORRICHARDJ. FOWLER,ESQ;TENANT2 N/K/AJAMESTOPPING, TENANT1N/K/ARITASWAIN Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderonMotion toCancelandRescheduleSale datedDec.6,2011,enteredin CivilCaseNo. 44-2009-CA-001524-Kofthe CircuitCourtoftheSixteenth JudicialCircuitinandfor MonroeCounty,Florida, whereintheClerkoftheCircuit Courtwillselltothehighest bidderforcashon18dayof January,2012,at11:00a.m.at thefrontdooroftheMonroe CountyCourthouse,Lester Building,530Whitehead Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040,relativetothefollowing describedpropertyassetforth intheFinalJudgment,towit: LOT48,BLOCKD,LINCOLN GARDENS,NO.2, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOFASRECORDEDIN PLATBOOK5,ATPAGE90, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDS OFMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. A nypersonclaiminganinterest inthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthantheproperty ownerasofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertain assistance.Pleasecontact: CherylAlfonso302Fleming StreetKeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-3423 atleast7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthis notificationifthetimebefore thescheduledappearanceis lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. DATEDATKEYWEST, FLORIDATHIS12DAYOF DECEMBER,2011. ShontaMcLeod CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PublishJanuary4,11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.5790500 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2011-DR-289-M JacyntheRichmond, Petitioner and KristopherRichmond, Respondent. NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE TO:KristopherRichmond 18thJeffersonSt. Rockland,Maine04841 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeenfiledagainst youandthatyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton JacyntheRichmond whose addressis 123274thSt., Marathon,FL33050 onor before January27th,2012, andfiletheoriginalwiththe clerkofthisCourtat 3117 OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050 before serviceonPetitoneror immediatelythereafter. Ifyou failtodoso,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe petition. Copiesofallcourt documentsinthiscase, includingorders,are availableattheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsoffice.You mayreviewthesedocuments uponrequest. A A Y oumustkeeptheClerkof theCircuitCourtsoffice notifiedofyourcurrent address.(YoumayfileNotice ofCurrentAddress,Florida SupremeCourtApproved FamilyLawForm12.915.) Futurepapersinthislawsuit willbemailedtotheaddress onrecordattheclerks office. WARNING:Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureof documentsandinformation. Failuretocomplycanresult insanctions,including dismissalorstrikingof pleadings. Dated:December15,2011. CLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk PublishDecember21,28, 2011;January4,11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A BUSYBAITSHOPlookingfor Energeticself-starter. Experienceandhonestyaplus. Willtraintherighthonest person.Applyinperson3740 OverseasHwy,Marathon. EXPERIENCEDPAINTER Goodattitude,musthavecar. Carpentryandconcrete experienceaplus. (305)849-4910 HOUSEKEEPER NeededforresortinMarathon. 35-40hrs/wk.Mustspeak someEnglish.Call743-5246or applyinperson,7050O/SHwy. MAINTENANCEPERSON Parttime,possiblyleadingto fulltime.ApplytoKeysRV Park,6099OverseasHwy, Marathon. NAILTECH,ESTHETICIAN& HAIRDRESSER forGioias Hair&NailSaloninMarathon. Rent,salary,commission,all optionspossibleCall289-0014 PHOTOGRAPHERP/T Ourbusinessisgrowing! Wearelookingforawedding specialtyphotographerto handleoverflowforus.Expdor areallygoodamateurlooking tolearn.Youmusthavedigital SLRcameraw/flash.Exc.pay perwedding. Applyon-line only: wedding.photographer. wantedgmail.com.Please attachrecentphotos. TAXIDRIVERS neededforMarathontaxi service.Musthaveneat appearanceandreliable. Bilingualaplus.305-896-3507 W W W K E Y S N E T C O M

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Wednesday,January 4,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. LOGO 86264 Error: 1 86264 2 x 2.0 (28.3333) 634218 CAPITAL BANK CAPITAL BANK>> K0270OFFICE/CLERICAL A A A A LOGO 86096 Error: 1 86096 1 x 2.0 (28.3333) 624553 WOODYS WOODYS RESTAUR A K0280RESTAURANT S A A LOGO 86155 Error: 1 86155 2 x 2.0 (28.3333) 325653 ALL YOUR LEGAL ADS KEYNOTER>> K0190MISCELLANEOUS A A A A LOGO 86154 Error: 1 86154 3 x 4.0 (56.6863) 325653 HOW TO PLACE AD PROMO KEYNOTER>> K0190MISCELLANEOUS A A A A Apremiere resort in Islamorada is interviewing for the following positionThe selected candidate will enjoy a friendly work place where smiles are part of the uniform, competitive wages and an excellent benefits pkg.Apply in person MM 83.5Front Desk Housekeeper Must be experienced, flexible, and be able to work weekends and holidays. A A A A LOGO 86282 Error: 1 86282 2 x 5.0 (70.8627) 625036 LINE COOK ISLAMORADA FISH CO. K0280RESTAURANTS/BARS/HOTELS Over Our Customers. The Reporter Classifieds are all about ourCustomers! Call one of our Classified Sales Reps. & they will take the TIMEneeded in creating an ad that is just right foryou! 305-852-3216 Dont throw your money away....Advertise where your adWILL GET NOTICED THEREPORTERClassifieds...Largest in the Upper Keys852-3216 The Reporter Classifieds852-3216 A A VeterinaryTechnician needed,compassionateanimal loverwithgoodpeopleskills neededforbusypracticein Marathon.Fulltime,mustbe abletoworkeveningsand weekends.Experience preferred.Goodwagesand benefits.CallMarathon VeterinaryHospitalat 305-743-7099. A A ALTUSHOMEHEALTH,LLC ISNOWHIRING... Physical,Occupational& SpeechTherapists,Nurses (RNs&LPNs)CNAs,HHAs, forHomeHealthCare Services,coveringtheKeys. Weoffercompetitivepay. 305-247-4995,visit: www.altushhs.com CommunityHealthofSouth Florida,Inc.(CHI),private non-profitcorp.,has3positions for: DentalAssistant,F/T; PharmacueticalTechF/T; RN,P/T atourMarathon Center.Competitivesalary& excellentbenefits.E.O.E. A pplyinperson,email,callor faxresumeto:CHI,10300SW 216St.,Miami,Fl33190; Phone(305)252-4872;Fax (305)254-4987oremail THamiltonhcnetwork.org. A A GRACEJONESDAYCARE lookingforaqualifiedteacher C.D.A./45statehours.AlsoP/T teacher,3-6pm.Mustbe18 andlovechildren. 743-6064 A A EXPERIENCEDHELPONLYBreakfastCookPrepCookLineCookHost/HostessWaitstaffBartenderBusPersonFrontofHouseManagers A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. RESORTHELP ImmediateopeningsFrontDeskReservations Marathon797-1707 SERVERS F/T,P/T,daysandevenings. Pleaseapplyduringbusiness hours, KeyColonyInn, KeyColonyBeach. GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551 has the following exceptional opportunity:Teller Marathon Please view complete job description and apply on-line atwww .ca pitalbank-us.com/Careers Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 Come work in our AIR CONDITIONED KITCHENA A B A S S S P R O O S H O P S S A F F I L I A T E NOW INTERVIEWING FOR:Apply @ Restaurant Administrative Office 81532 Overseas Hwy., MM 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, Fl 33036 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace Line Cook Flexible Schedules (AM/PM Available), Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401K, & Holidays) YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com W W W K E Y S N E T C O M

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,January 4,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 86256 2 x 4.5 (63.7647) 629441 VARIOUS POSTCARD INN>> K0280RESTAURANTS/BARS/HOTELS A A A A A A A A LOGO 86152 Error: 1 86152 1 x 4.5 (63.7647) 325653 EHO KEYNOTER>> K0895MISCELLANEO U A A A A A A HAVING A YARD SALE? Place your ad Today Call852-3216The Reporter Classifieds Smallresortinneedof dependable,outgoing individualforafrontdesk position. Musthavebasic computerskills,goodphone voiceandabletofunctionin highspeedenvironment. Pleasecallbetween9am-5pm, 305-664-5130,LongKey. WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiring:ServersBarBackBusserFoodRunner A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. A A 100TonLicensedBoat CaptainLookingForWork. Cleancut,dependable& punctual.Capt.MikeSpurlock, BigPine.970-260-5443 A A PaintingandDrywallRepair, nojobtosmall.30yearsexp. Fl.Lic. / CBC1258504. Insured,305-731-4986 j onesscott32gmail.com A A PRIVATECOLLECTOR SEEKINGWOODCARVINGS BYCHRISDUBE ph561-324-9778 buffet49bellsouth.net A A BUNKBEDS,BLOND,LIKE NEW! Twinsizeordoubleon lowerbunkw/trundle.All beddingincludingmattresses. $500obo.KCB.419-450-0108 PIANO YAMAHA,MODEL P22.Darkoak,upright, excellentcondition!Great Christmasgift. $2500.Buyer mustmove.305-394-0873 PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506 A A BIGTORCHKEY,MM25 Seasonalfurnished,orlong termunfurn.2/2.Deepwater dock.$dependsonterms. 305-457-9804 HOMESTEAD2BR1BA newly remodeled,tilethru-out,new appls.Largebackyard.Fenced doghousearea.$800/mo. CallErica(786)444-6133 KEYLARGO,N.3/2, concrete home.A/C,lgscreenroom, accordianshutters,HOpk w/dock,tikihutandramp. $1400/mo $500sec.Lawn serv.inc.305-394-1150 KNIGHTSKEY,MM47 Beautiful3/2. 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Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 KEYCOLONYBEACH,9TH St .2/2,groundlevel,fullsize W/D,37dock.AvailableJan 15th.305-289-0064 MARATHON1BR,1BA, at937107thSt.Unfurnished, nicearea.$950/mo., util. F/L/S.Avail2/1/12.Call305743-9644forappt,M-F,9-5. MARATHON 1BRinonehalfduplex. $775/mo.F/L/S.Pleasecall 743-2300. MARATHON2/1MODULAR $775/mo,$775deposit. A pplicationrequired.20612th St.Gulf,unit / 2.Pleasecall 305-289-9350 MARATHON Efficiency.Tiledfloors,big yard.$600/mo utilities. 305-797-9132 MARATHON Effic,veryquiet, conch,furn.Allincl.$798$989/mo.,min3-6mo.Rent/ lease. ALSO 2br,1-1/2ba,lrg, dockavail.Nopets.$975/mo. util.unf,F/L.305-610-8002 MARATHONSTUDIO 20dockage,A/C,fullkitchen, fullbath,tiled.$850/mo util MM48.561-212-6563 MM87.2EXECUTIVEBAY 2BR/2BAUnfurn.Townhome. Gated,Pool/Tennis,Beach. Yearlyrental.Nopets. $1300/mo.305-495-8955 MM89.2BAYSIDE 2BR/2BAAPT. Yearly Lease.CentralA/C &Heat,$1200permonth. F/L/S.Call305-522-4863 PrestigiousIndigoReef, Marathon .3BR,2-1/2BA, gated,pool,workoutroom, dockspace,coveredparking. A vailnow!F/L/S305-289-0064 ROCKHARBORMM98 2/1 upstairsduplex.Newtileflrs, woodedlot,lgfrontporch,no pets/smkg.Creditcheckreq. $950/mo,F/L/S.305-394-0873 A A KEYLARGOMM96. Ocean side.Directoceanaccess w/Oceanviews!Furn,3br,2ba/ 2br,2ba.Seasonalorannual. Call786-258-3127 MM93OCEANVIEWHOUSE 3BR/2BAw/Dock.Completely furnishedinside/outside,pool table,grill,W/D,A/C.Nosmkng A vail.Jan1st.954-444-2417 A A DriveInWarehouseSpaceavailable. CallJohn,305-587-7529 HeartOfMarathonOfficeorretail.1000sqft.Next toPublix,thenewWalgreens andmarina. 561-743-3745 MrthnU S1-3 SpacesAvail. 1st,1500sf;2nd,1000sf,3rd, 800sf.Allcanbecombinedor rentseparate.$1/sf util, taxes&insur.305-923-9542 RETAIL,OFFICEORLIGHT COMMERCIALUSEON BIGPINEKEY,MM31. 2units600sqfteach.UsHwy1 frontage.305-394-3563 A A RVLOTSFORRENT Marathon InAdultPark Pleasecall305-743-6519 A A BIGPINEKEY-FSBO 2/2,1cargarage,boathouse Deepwaterbasin,dock,davits, 1.75 /-acres.NearNoName Key.$687,000.239-671-1390 BOATERSPARADISE A llfor$595K!3/2condo,Mrthn Dock,pool,tennis,gar,storage Mayconsidertradeorlgterm rentalw/option. 508-922-1010 A A KEYLARGO,MM103,GALE PLACE. Doublewidemodular 3/2,possible2family.Excellent condition.$110,000.Possible financing.305-942-3055 A A CudjoeGardens/CudjoeKey 2lotsforsale,80each,on canal.Allpermits.Readyto build.$90,000ea. Willfinance. 305-942-3055 A A 25CONTENDER1992 SuzukiDF250,warr to8/13, Garmin5212,5208,GHP10, Radar,Eng.Hood,CoffinBox, Trlr$32,500.305-923-3810 43GULFSTARTRAWLER 1974 TwinPerkins,Diesel6-354. $49,500orBestOffer. 508-922-1010 CarolinaSkiffSpecialists All sizes&models:SeaChasers, Benningtonpontoons&Hydrasports.CallFt.MyersforWest Coastpricing!800-955-7543 A A 225EFIMercury Longshaft under500hours. $3000.Readytogowithall gear. 508-922-1010 A A BEAUTIFULWETSLIPMM50 Gulfside,Marathon Deepwateraccess&canal $250/mo.Noliveaboards. Waterincluded.305-923-3156 BOATSLIPFORRENT MM99OCEANSIDE $10ft.Upto40ft. Noliveaboards.Water& Electric.(305)942-3055 DRYSLIPB-RACK ATVACACUT, THEBOATHOUSE. 33x10.In&outsincluded. $250/mo.630-947-4344 MARATHON Privateownerat BoatHouse/CoralLagoon, 40wetslipforrent,includes elec&water.Alsoavaildryrack inboatbarn.305-289-0064 A A 100BLobstercerts$100each,cashonly. BeattheFeburarydeadline! 305-393-2515 AADavebuyspermits SoAtlanticSnapper,Grouper, GulfReef,K/Mack,Shark, Sword,Tuna. $$$in48hours!904-262-2869 A AAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S A tlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com AAAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S AtlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com ALUMINUMTANDEM BOATTRAILER Fitsupto23boat.$750. LocatedatMM99. 305 942-3055 INEEDASINGLESOUTH ATLANTICSNAPPER/ GROUPERPERMIT. $15,000cash,Corp.?Dave 904-262-2869,904-708-0893 LiveaboardDocksMarathon, covereddeckarea,pvtbath house.FreeW/Dforresidents. 12mosforthepriceof10! Checkwithus1st! 731-3386 MTHN-MarineStorage :boats, trailers,campers,anyclean storageOKonwheels.Best ratesintown.Checkwithus first!CallEmil,731-3386 A A SO.ATLANTICSNAPPER/ GROUPERFEDERAL FISHINGPERMIT,LEASE. Callfordetails,Dave 904-262-2869,904-708-0893 A A Autoswanted.Allyears. Junk-Used.Car-Van-Truck. Runornot.Cashordonatefor taxwriteoff.305-332-0483 ParadiseTowingisbuyingjunkedcars. Call(305)731-6540 1989CADILLACALLANTE 40,000miles.Red.Excellent condition.$8,000.Willtake tradeforJeep.MM99. 305-942-3055 1993CADILLACALLANTE Convertible,customized LikeNew!$17,500k,OBO. Northstarengine,Indianapolis Pacecardecals.Call 305-247-7518 Now accepting applications for:Cook Servers Banquet Houseman Front Office Manager PT SecurityWe offer competitive wages.To apply go to: www .hershacareers.com For any questions please contact Shelby Valles @ 305-433-9937DFWP& EOECome join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551 YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551