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Publication Date: 02-15-2012
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 15,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.13 25 CENTS Baseballs back The Marathon High School baseball team splits its host preseason tournament.Story, 1B Nautical market The Gigantic Nautical Flea Market returns to Islamorada Feb.25 and 26.Find the official program in your KeynoterSaturday (and a preview of it on 3B in todays paper). RELIGIONKeynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYIn front of its grotto,Father John Baker reflects Monda y on the historical and spiritual contributions of St.Mary Starof the Sea Catholic church,on Truman Avenue in Key West and established in 1846.Pope Benedict XVI has designated the church as one of only 72 minor basilicas in the United States.Pope:St.Marys now a basilicaIn one of the highest honors bestowed by the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has designated St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Truman Avenue in Key West one of just 72 minor basilicas in the United States.Archbishop Thomas Wenski, head of the Archdiocese of Miami comprising Broward, MiamiDade and Monroe counties, gave the news to parishioners in a video message played at masses over the weekend.Such recognition of one of our parishes by the Holy Father should link all Catholics here in South Florida most closely to the person of the Holy Father, Wenski said in reference to the pope. In a certain sense, St. Mary Star of the Sea becomes the popes parish churchhere in the Archdiocese of Miami. Churches are given the basilica title in recognition of their historical and spiritual importance. St. Marys was established in 1846 and is the oldest Catholic church in South Florida and the second oldest in the state. Its also home to Floridas first Catholic school, Mary Immaculate Star of the Sea School, founded in 1868. St. Marys pastor, Rev. John Baker, who oversees the 1,300-family congregation, was honored with the recognition of his church as a place of spiritual and historical significance, and said the official designation means the church will undergo a name change to reference the honor.Baker said the signs would gradually change to reflect the new name: The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.The reaction was, because they didnt know this was coming, I think they were stunned and filled with joy, he said of those celebrating Mass over the weekend. As people go on to discover whatOnly 72 Catholic churches in U.S. receive the high papal designationBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBond money not in Senates 2012-13 budgetHopes for a $50 million bond to fund Keys sewer projects in 2012-13 were dealt a body blow Friday when the state Senate rolled out its proposed $70.8 billion spending plan that doesnt include money to finance it.Hopes for the money were much higher on Thursday, when the state House approved a proposed $69.2 billion state budget that does include $4.8 million to fund the first year of debt on a 20-year bond. If its in neither, the chances are slim. If its in one, then you have a chance, but not as good as if it was in both, said state Rep. Ron Saunders, the House Democratic minority leader from Key West. I would surely support it. Weve done what we need to do on the House side; now its up to the Senate.The Senate budget will now be heard on the Senate floor. The House and Senate then convene a budget conference committee to square differences before sending a final proposed budget to Gov. Rick Scott.If the money ultimately is included in a final budget, getting the bond past Scott could be a challenge since he opposes more state borrowing.The $50 million bond is part of the so-called Mayfield grant by which the state authorized $200 million in 2009 thats yet to be allocated.The county has yet to break ground on its largest project, the estimated $156 million Cudjoe Regional system covering 7,000 parcels from Cudjoe through Big Pine Key.County Administrator Roman Gastesi has said the bond could jump-start both the Cudjoe system and a villagewide one for Islamorada. He said the county has lobbyists working the Senate in search of votes to support adding the $4.8 million line item to that budget.Chances are now very slim Keys funds comingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCENTRAL SEWERSNew home turns into nightmareABig Pine Key homeowner says her four-year-old modular home is disintegrating from the outside in despite her efforts to ensure quality construction. I did my homework but it didnt help, Lisa Galjanic said. The truth is, there is no good way to find out contractorswork histories before you hire them.The latest chapter in Galjanics saga came Monday, when someone cut down a message painted on a bed sheet and hung on her fence. The message commended companies hired to repair the damage, and pointed a finger at local and national firms that Galjanic blames for her construction woes.Someone came and took [the sign] away. They committed trespass and criminal mischief, Galjanic said after reporting the incident to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Galjanic said her situation shows the need for a nationwide online database of homeowner complaints against contractors that is searchable by anyone who requires that information. She said it appears needed repairs to her homes beams and exterior plywood, damaged by leaks from poorly installed window seals and other shortcomings, easily could exceed $125,000. Galjanic said the extensive problems became apparent immediately after her family moved in in July 2009 when mold started appearing on exterior walls and support columns, and the deck. Nearby residents told Galjanic of similar problems from the same contractor, she said. The local scuttlebutt is around on these people, she said, but you only find out about it after you get here.She said county building staff dismissed her complaints without re-inspecting the home. And the homes deteriorating condition caused own insurance company to drop her policy, she said. The bottom line is that the system that should protect the homeowner licensing, insurance, inspections and the law is not working and it must be changed, Galjanic contended.Galjanic said after buying her Eden Pines subdivision property, she signed contracts in late 2007 to build a custom modular stilt home essentially pre-built sectionsOwner says U.S. needs database for complaintsBIG PINE KEYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comKey Wester Wally is king of the Big EasyWhen it comes to canine royalty, no one beats His Majesty XX Wally Dedrick. The Key Wester Wally, a golden doodle who turns 3 on March 11, served as king of the Mystic Krewe of Barkus over the weekend in New Orleans, leading whats billed as the biggest dog parade in the world 1,500 hounds marching through the French Quarter as part of Mardi Gras festivities. It was the events 20th year. Wallys owners, Warren and Brenda Kendrick, got him crowned top dog after he previously served as a krewe duke. You are a member of the krewe, you apply for the position, you do a donation for animal-welfare groups, Wendy said. Its then a secret ballot from there. The officers of the club actually do the voting. This is no small affair. After flying into New Orleans on Thursday, Wally was picked up from the airport in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, then taken to his hotel, the luxury WindsorKeys pooch leads 1,500 dogs in paradeBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comMARDI GRAS Photo courtesy WENDY DEDRICKWally gets the royal treatment during Sundays parade through New OrleansFrench Quarter.See Wally,3ASee St.Marys,2ASee Home,3A Fishing the Florida KeysThe snap of cold over the weekend is gone,meaning improving yellowtail fishing. Captains column, 1BRunning againMonroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers says she needs four more years working for the Keys.Story, 2A


Carruthers in the running againMonroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers said shes been asked a lot lately and didnt want voters to waste time guessing whether shed make another run at her District 3 seat. The one-term Democrat filed Friday to seek another four-year term this year, making her the second commission candidate. Fellow Democrat Danny Kolhage filed for the District 1 seat being vacated by Commissioner Kim Wigington. Its been very interesting and challenging, but rewarding at the same time. I feel like the commission is on the right track and I want to see that continue, Carruthers said. Carruthers, chairwoman of the South Florida Regional Planning Council comprising Monroe, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, she says shes proud to see the county budget reduced during her tenure. She also wants to see the ongoing comprehensive land-use plan update and Cudjoe Regional sewer system completed.Shes pushed for a tollbooth in Key Largo to raise money for the sewers an idea that received a cool reception from her fellow commissioners. She said she doesnt regret proposing the toll or the work that went into researching it. I still think it was the right thing to do and it demonstrated that were serious about trying to fund and complete this. But we cant do it alone, she said, referring to a need for outside funding. The Cudjoe Regional project is estimated to cost $156 million. Carruthers, along with Key West City Commissioner Teri Johnston, has also been at the forefront of an effort to redevelop and upgrade the county-owned Higgs Beach in Key West.The Atlantic-side parcel is bisected by Atlantic Boulevard, separating the park side from the beach side. A major aspect of the Higgs Beach master plan is rerouting the road to create more space on the beach side. Thats scheduled for funding by the Florida Department of Transportation in 2015.Weve just started there and Id like to make more progress, she said. Carruthers is the lone Democrat on the five-member board. She said shes glad party politics dont come into play too much on the current commission. That wasnt the case in recent years. If you look at the voting records, theres no real bloc of anything. Im surprised how votes are going to go from meting to meeting, and thats great, she said. Carruthers owns the Pearls Rainbow guesthouse in Key West. She was elected in 2008 after defeating Carlos Rojas, a Republican architect.Commissioner wants 4 more years on daisBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,February 15,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8072 THURS.8271 FRI.8270 SAT.8372 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.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 BRIEFSJail trustee walks away,is caughtDonald Cook, a Monroe County jail trusty who walked away from a work detail at the Marathon Government Center on Tuesday, was caught just before 4 p.m. near 26th Street in Marathon and now is charged with escape. Cook, 48, was in jail on charges of battery and resisting arrest, arrested Dec. Dec. 12. Before his capture Tuesday, he was last seen at 2:45 p.m. at the government center. Lunch BunchHelp fund the Summer Lunch program for the Key West Boys & Girls ClubPirate Radio Live Broadcast Come Help Us Help Our Kids5:30-8:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Dons Place 1000 Truman Ave.Extended Happy Hour! 50/50 Raffle! Silent Auction.Proceeds benefit Key West Boys & Girls Club Summer Lunch program.Donations can be made at First State Bank, Dons Place, or at the Boys & Girls Club, 1400 United St. Suite 108, Key West, Fl. 33040.Sponsored by: OF THE KEYS AREA, INC. a basilica is ... this will have great consequences on the life of the parish.Lifelong parishioner Ida Roberts, 79, works as St. Marys education director. Although she was aware of the announcement ahead of time, she said the moment was still quite memorable.It was the same as if Id never heard it, she said. There were tears in my eyes. Roberts said she was baptized and married at the church, where she has celebrated Mass every morning at 7:30 since she was a little girl.In its official announcement, the diocese notes Key Wests party atmosphere: May we not overlook the local pilgrimage from the local people of Key West ... (who) desire to find peace in this place with 283 bars. St. Marys is one of just five minor basilicas in Florida; the others are: St. Michaels the Archangel in Pensacola; CathedralBasilica of St. Augustine; St. Paul in Daytona Beach; and the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando. There are only four major basilicas, all in Rome: St. John Lateran; St. Peter; St. Paul Outside the Walls; and St. Mary Major. The official designation ceremony for St. Marys will take place May 31.Tears in my eyesFrom St.Marys,1ASawyertrial ongoing in Key WestAssistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson on Tuesday began laying out his case against Norma Jean Sawyer, a former executive director of a nonprofit housing agency accused of misappropriating grant funds. Norma Jean Sawyer, 60, is charged with felony scheme to defraud to the tune of $90,000.Monday, a jury was seated at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West and, following rulings from Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones on a handful of last-minute defense motions seeking to exclude some evidence and lines of questioning, Wilson called his first witness to the stand by mid-morning Tuesday.Sawyer, former head of the Bahama Conch Community Land Trust, appeared at the courtroom dressed in white from head to toe.Central to the case is a 2006 grant for $712,000, funded by the state Department of Children and Families and administrated by the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, meant to fund Land Trust construction of homeless housing at 307 Julia St.Wilson contends Sawyer presented fraudulent paperwork and was reimbursed by both SHAL, acting as an agent for the state, and the city of Key West for the construction and misappropriating some of the excess in the shuffle, partly to construct administrative offices for the Land Trust at the same location.Wilsons first witness was Wendy Coles, the executive director of SHAL. Wilson presented Coles with two checks and two invoices, nearly identical and both paid to Sawyer from SHAL.I did not make any connection between these two checks, Coles said, confirming the recipient of both payments was Norma Jean.Wilsons next witness was Debra Kuhn, DCFs contract management administrator fo Monroe.This grant was issued by the Office on Homelessness for the purpose of new construction or rehabilitation for permanent housing for the homeless, Kuhn testified. When Wilson asked Kuhn if it was allowable for the grant money to go toward construction of an administrative office, Sawyer attorney Jamie Garcia of Tampa objected, leading to a brief bench conference. Jones ultimately overruled the objection. With that, Kuhn confirmed for the jury that the state funding could not be used for office space, community kitchens or things of that nature. Garcia opted not to cross-examine Kuhn. The trial is expected to last the rest of the week. If convicted, Sawyer faces anything from probation to 30 years in prison.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS Mom: Son bullied, officials play it downJesus Jara, the superintendent of the Monroe County School District, said staff at Key West High School is investigating allegations of anti-gay bullying against a junior and that disciplinary action may be forthcoming. If its warranted, Jara said. Were going to do what we need to. The situation is being handled by the school and were continuing to monitor. Jara characterized what happened as an isolated issue that doesnt constitute bullying because there was no one repeated antagonist or pattern of behavior. Carol King, the mother of 17-year-old student Cary Yoder, told the Keynoter school administrators are just trying to make it go away, try and make it less than what it was. At the time, my son was telling me he wanted to die and I take that very seriously.King said her son is openly gay and had been made fun of in the past, but an incident last week prompted him to call and ask to be picked up from school early.She described a number of vulgar slurs hurled at Yoder and said when the incident was reported to Key West High administrators, the students involved received a Saturday detention where they watched tolerance videos. The latest turn, King said, came this week when she said her son was asked by Vice Principal Marla Russell to sign a statement saying he was no longer being bullied. I wasnt informed of that, King, a lawyer, said. Hes a minor. This is inappropriate.King said shes looking at removing Yoder from Key West High for possible placement at the 45-student charter Key West Collegiate High School on Stock Island.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSFeds OK new School Board districtsFor the first time in nearly two decades, boundaries for the five seats on the Monroe County School Board change this year. School Board seats now will align with geographic boundaries approved for seats on the County Commission although three districts are numbered differently. The U.S. Department of Justice this week signaled that it will not challenge the School Districts revised boundaries, said Joyce Griffin, deputy Supervisor of Elections. Due to past voting discrimination, the Justice Department has to approve any election-related changes in Monroe. The Department of Justice previously approved new district lines for the County Commission and the Mosquito Control District in the 2012 elections. The new lines are based on 2010 census numbers. The changes are not significant, said School Board Chairman John Dick. My District [4] moved south a little, on the south side of U.S. 1 in Marathon, Dick said. District 4 now includes all of Marathon on the oceanside of U.S. 1, and the gulfside from the Seven Mile Bridge to 63rd Court. District 4 runs to the north end of Plantation Key, with District 5 starting at Plantation Avenue. School Board District 3, which begins on Boca Chica Key, covers all the Lower Keys and the gulfside of U.S. 1 in Marathon up to 63rd Court. District lines in all three agency elections affect only required residency for office holders. All the seats are elected at large countywide. School Board District 2 covering eastern Key West, Stock Island and Key Haven is up for election in 2012. At press time, only incumbent Andy Griffiths has filed to run.Four candidates, not including incumbent Duncan Mathewson, have filed to run for the District 3 seat in 2012. Qualifying for the ballot is open until late April.For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com/News.Theyre now aligned with commissionPOLITICSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comELECTION 2012 CARRUTHERSWenski leads Red MassThomas Wenski,archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, will celebrate the fifth annual Monroe County Red Mass at noon March 2 at the newly designated basilica of St.Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Key West. The Red Mass is celebrated to recognize the work performed by the judiciary,attorneys and all who help them.Its a tradition that dates from the 13th Century. WKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30


Wednesday,February 15,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com The Players have fun on stage...creating a light-hearted atmosphere, while playing some seriously robust & thrilling music.Port Colborne Tribune,OntarioMiddle Keys Concerts General seating $25.00pp Preferred seating $40.00ppSan Pablo Church 550 122nd St.,Ocean,MarathonContact:743-4687 or 289-1110Upper Keys Concerts General seating $25.00pp Island Community Church MM 83.25,Islamorada Contact:451-0665 or 240-0061Doors open 7:00 PM Start time 7:30 PM Tickets available at the door the night of the concert between 6:30 & 7:30 PM More information:www.floridakeysconcerts.com Conrad Tao Marathon: Monday,March 5 Islamorada: Tuesday,March 6Back by popular demand with a brand new show! A quintet of exceptional & versatile musicians,with 30 years as a full-time performing ensemble Performing music from: New Orleans Jazz,Classical Opera, Baroque,The Wild West,Latin AmericaUPCOMING CONCER TS MARATHON Monday,February 20,2012 ISLAMORADA Saturday,February 18,2012 W atch for Random Acts of Culture happening in Marathon*TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASEDAT THESE LOCATIONS: CENTENNIAL BANK, FOOD FOR THOUGHT *This project is sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts,the State of Florida Department of State,Division of Cultural Affairs,the Florida Council on Arts and Culture,and private donations. String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC) Marathon: Monday,March 19 Islamorada: Tuesday,March 20PresentsFOOTHILLS BRASS coupled with on-site finishing work for roofing, siding, windows and interior work. The manufacturer and local contractor were licensed and insured, and got good reviews from local building officials, Galjanic said.After a two-year construction period, caused by delays including an unforeseen building-height violation, the house received its certificate of occupancy from Monroe County in January 2009.After failing to reach an agreement with the general contracting firm or its insurance company, Galjanic hired an engineer who in 2010 reported finding dozens of building-code violations and significant variations from building plans filed with the county. Ive got plenty of documentation, Galjanic said. No one can say this home was not built defectively. Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi said homeowners who have been unable to resolve issues with county staff should contact his office.I certainly need to hear about it, Gastesi said. People should never be shy about contacting me directly.Gastesi said the Building Department has improved its performance in recent years but were not all the way there yet.Sometimes we do have to move people around, he said.Monroe County recently hired a new top building official, Jerry Smith from Hardee County. One of the big things we looked for is good customer service, Gastesi said. We need to work with the industry and residents, and remember that we work for the taxpayers.Frustration aboundsFrom Home,1A New contractors fix the problems found at Lisa Galjanics home.She says a national database is needed to alert people to contractors whose work is substandard.Photo courtesy LISA GALJANICCourt, a AAAFour Star Diamond Award property. He then met his queen Maggie, a New Orleans golden lab.On Friday, the couple was saluted with a huge champagne lunch at Galatoires Bistro, built in 1905. The queen, a bit overweight, was not happy being asked to park herself in a small chair, and she totally disdained requests to pose for pictures, the Associated Press reported. The king was more tolerant of the carnival festivities leading up to weekend parades.... After more events where the royal couple was feted including making the rounds on all of New OrleansTV stations Sundays big parade came around. Wally, looking resplendent in a black and white tuxedo, led the way in a grand gold carriage, joined by Wendy Dedrick, bedecked in a beaded white satin dress. The parades grand marshal was King, Budweisers official Dalmatian. Wendy says Wally a certified service dog was born at McDoodles in Lithia, Fla., southwest of Lakeland. His training was at Milos Boot Camp in Fort Myers. Like any good Keys dog, he loves the water. From his official Mystic Krewe of Barkus biography: Wally loves the water and enjoys swimming in the ocean and pools ... he has a well-traveled passport: Summer of 2010, he spent five weeks in Mexico on a fishing trip. That, of course, was with dad Warren, with Marlin Holdings, an investment holding company. The Dedricksprimary home is on Washington Street in Key West but they also have two homes elsewhere. While Wally has accomplished much in his life, being king of the Mystic Krewe of Barkus tops everything, organizers say: Being crowned as the king of Barkus, the largest dog parade on Earth, could supercede everything.Wally lives up to titleFrom Wally,1AFeds: Safety flaws found at Turkey PointFlorida Power & Light Co. has failed to properly maintain its Turkey Point nuclear plants on-site emergency response facility, resulting in apparent violations, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said today. The issue is considered of low to moderate safety significance, the NRC said. The NRC staff has scheduled a meeting with FPLofficials for Tuesday at the NRCs Region II office in Atlanta to discuss the matter. Specifically, on two different occasions in 2010 and 2011, plant workers disabled portions of the plants Technical Support Center ventilation system, which would have left the facility unusable during an emergency, the NRC said. FPL which provides electricity to the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative also failed to inform the NRC that the Technical Support Center was inoperable, an apparent violation of NRC requirements. That violation is being evaluated using the NRCs traditional enforcement process and could result in a civil penalty.Peter Robbins, a nuclear spokesman for FPLs parent company, NextEra Energy, said, The main thing for us is that this is a preliminary assessment. This is not the commissions final determination. They want to meet with us and discuss it. It important for people to know this issue never presented a risk to the health and safety of the public.Robbins said the company disagrees that the facility was ever unusable and thus maintains it did not have to report the maintenance that was being performed. The TSC is a hardened facility where employees would go during an emergency, Robbins said. The NRC evaluates regulatory performance at commercial nuclear power plants with a color-coded process that classifies regulatory findings as either green, white, yellow or red, in order of increasing safety significance. The failure to properly maintain the TSC ventilation system has been preliminarily determined by the NRC to be white, or of low to moderate safety significance. No decision on enforcement action will be made at the meeting. NRC officials will review information presented by FPLand reach a decision on appropriate regulatory action at a later date.The meeting will be open to the public and NRC officials will be available after the meeting to answer any questions.An NRC inspection report with information on the issue is available through the NRC website at www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html The number to access the document is ML120260599. Anyone interested in attending the meeting or participating by telephone should contact the NRCs Daniel Rich at (404) 9974721 or Daniel.Rich@ nrc.gov or Michael Donithan at (404) 997-4538 or Michael.Donithan@nrc.gov.Theyre not considered very seriousMiami HeraldENERGY NEWS BRIEFSHeritage Trail may go commercialAFlorida Senate committee on Tuesday approved a compromise proposal that could allow commercial sponsorships of seven greenways and trails across the state including the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail.The Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee voted unanimously for a scaled-back bill (SB268) that would allow sponsor signs in parking areas, trailheads and public-access points. The possible sites besides the Keys are the Blackwater Heritage Trail, Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, Nature Coast State Trail, Withlacoochee State Trail, General James A. Van Fleet State Trail and Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail. When complete, the Overseas Heritage Trail will run from Key Largo to Stock Island. Its designed as a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian path that includes educational kiosks, picnic areas, scenic overlooks, fishing piers and boat ramps. Much of the trail, whose lead agency is the state Department of Environmental Protection, is already complete in Islamorada and the Lower Keys. If you have a source to fund your project, frankly, Im all for it, said Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice). News Service of Florida


KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,February 15,2012 NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. BOARD ROOM 91630 Overseas Highway Tavernier, Florida 33070 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY22, 2012 10:00 amThe purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues), to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. The agenda and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, esawyer@fkaa.com ART FESTIVALSaturday, Sunday and MondayFebruary 18, 19 & 20From 10am to 5pmWaldorf PlazaKey Largo, FLMM 100SPONSORED BY: Florida Keys Art Guild Groups push for 905 bike pathThe Ocean Reef Club and Key Largo Chamber of Commerce are pushing for a bicycle path along County Road 905 from mile marker 106 to the upscale North Key Largo community.The Monroe County Commission is expected to take up the issue today, when it meets at 9 a.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo near mile marker 102. The bike-lane discussion is scheduled for 10 a.m., time approximate.The Ocean Reef Community Association and chamber submitted their bike-path resolutions to the county in October and November. This has been an idea thats been around for 10 or 15 years. Of all the roads in the Keys, this one seems ideal because theres not many intersections, Ocean Reef Association President David Ritz said. Both resolutions point to the popularity of bicycling on Card Sound despite the lack of a dedicated lane. The lack of such a lane creates safety hazards for both riders and drivers, they say. Both resolutions point to the death of 56-year-old Key Largo resident Gil Grove on 905 on March 31 last year. He was killed when his bicycle was hit from behind by a pickup truck. Its 11 miles up and back, so 22 miles total and [you dont] have to worry about a lot of cross traffic. The thought is if you simply put a wide shoulder on either side of the road, it could create a bike lane and theyd be off the road, Ritz said. Right now, theres a large number of bikers using 905. The path is only a discussion item today, so no staff time has been spent on design or finding funding sources if the commission OKs it. County Engineer Judy Clarke said the $1.67 million price tag attached to the project is preliminary at best. Clarke said county Public Works staff estimated the cost based on recent jobs and paving costs.The proposal is unrelated to the $1.8 million in county impact-fee money formerly set aside to install a soft curve at the intersection of 905 and Card Sound Road, where theres now a red stop light. That project was shelved and the $1.8 million was reallocated in August 2010 for a bayside shared-use path in Key Largo from roughly mile marker 100 to 106.Miami-based Metric Engineering was awarded the bid. Apreliminary concept layout is scheduled to be unveiled in March, she said.Route grows in popularity, they sayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY LARGO A-frame signs might be OKdThe Monroe County Commission is scheduled to consider today whether to make A-frame signs that were temporarily allowed along U.S. 1 in August 2009 a permanent fixture.Numerous Lower Keys businesses complained to the county after a Code Enforcement sweep in 2009 earned them fines for having the sandwich-board signs on the public right of way in front of their buildings. It affected only the unincorporated areas.If approved, the commission would allow such signs on a permanent basis. Current county code includes a Dec. 31, 2011, sunset date to allow them. The difference here is there would be no more sunset date, but they would tighten up the standards. Most notable would be you could only have a new A-frame sign if there is no groundmounted or free-standing sign in place, said Joe Haberman, county planning and development review manager. Most every commercial property is entitled to one ground-mounted or freestanding sign. People that dont have the money or the desire to build a groundmounted could have an Aframe in its place, Haberman added. The countys advisory Planning Commission met on Dec. 21 and approved staffs recommendation to allow the signs as groundmounted signage for properties that do not have other ground-mounted signage. The vote was 4-0, with Commissioner Liz Lustberg absent. Key West resident Dan Leslie spoke in favor of the change. I think the people I know could probably live with that. This is just, as far as Im concerned, a stop-gap measure until they could afford to put in a permanent sign, he said. Big Pine Key business owner Marney Brown said likewise. I wanted to thank you for the hard work you put into this and I hope it goes forward the way its written right now, she said. Todays commission meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo. The sign ordinance is a public hearing scheduled for 3 p.m.Law OKing them sunset on Dec.31By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTYKidnap suspect caught in Key WestThe Key West Police Department on Sunday arrested a Michigan man wanted by authorities in that state for kidnapping his two children. Mark McCallum, 52, is in custody at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island awaiting extradition to Ludington, Mich., to answer two felony charges of kidnapping and another of grand theft auto. Police say that McCallum, per the terms of a custody agreement, was supposed to return Douglas, 4, and Shelby, 2, to their mother Sharon McCallum Thursday night but he never showed, according to reports from the Ludington Daily News. Sharon McCallum told investigators with the Mason County (Mich.) Sheriffs Department her ex-husband had recently stayed at the Blue Marlin Motel, 1390 Simonton St., and might return there. That information was relayed to local law enforcement, who, with the help of hotel staff, were alerted as soon as McCallum arrived Sunday around 4:30 p.m. to check in. When Key West officers arrived, Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean says, McCallum was in the lobby and the two children were sitting in a parked SUV. The kids were taken by the state Department of Children and Families until their family could pick them up, Crean says. According to a Michigan detective on the case, the owner of the auto McCallum drove to Key West knows McCallum, but did not give him permission to take the vehicle, resulting in the auto-theft charge. I was just really lucky I remembered that hotel, Sharon McCallum told her hometown newspaper.Hes arrested with two kids sitting nearbyBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST McCALLUMNEWS BRIEFSSenate panel OKs water district headAFlorida Senate environmental committee on Tuesday approved the appointments of top executives at four water management districts, including the South Florida Water Management District that includes the Keys.


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KEY LARGO: M.M. 98 1/2 Tel: 852-4515 MARATHON: M.M 50 Tel: 743-5855 OPEN: DAILY 9:30 5:30 SUNDAY: NOON 5:30 LADIES APPAREL REAL CAT ON A COOL TIN ROOF Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThis Bahama Village cat in Key West surveys its domain,the 700 block of Emma Street, from atop a tin roof Tuesday,taking in all thats going on in the streets and yards below. Schools worker faces terminationThe Monroe County School Board on Tuesday was set to consider Superintendent Jesus Jaras recommendation to terminate an Upper Keys maintenance worker for allegedly misusing his district-owned auto, theft of time and making fraudulent statements.Tom Amador, an air conditioning mechanic based in Tavernier, has requested a hearing from the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, meaning if the board goes along with Jara, Amador will be suspended until that process reaches its conclusion.Jara made his allegations in a letter to Amador dated Jan. 19 and placed him on unpaid leave until the board could make a decision in the Coral Shores High School session. The boards action was pending at press time.According to Jaras administrative complaint, which includes statements from Amadors supervisor Jeff Barrow, on Oct. 18, Amador should have been back from Key West and at work by 2:30 p.m. He was seen leaving his neighborhood at 3:45, according to Barrow.Next Amador allegedly drove to [Plantation Key School] for a few minutes then, just before 4 p.m., went to the maintenance shop to punch out and go home.Mr. Amadors explanation was that he could not find a place to eat in Key West or Big Pine Key and that he spent his time looking since he was not familiar with the area. He went to his house to take a break and eat.On Oct. 21, Barrow saw Amador driving in an area with no district business. The excuse then was that he was taking a break, which are supposed to be taken on site and last 15 minutes. Jaras complaint also details 205 excess and unaccounted for miles on Amadors work truck; apparently Amadors daily mileage logs do not reflect reality.Amador was hired on April 9, 2007, and earns $44,926.73 annually, according to district Human Resources Director Cheryl Allen.He reportedly misuses his district autoBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSAbuse victim walks stateAlmost every day of her 39-day, 1,500-mile walk up and down and across the state, Lauren Book will hear stories. Most often, they will be dark tales of sexual abuse filled with agony and shame. Book, empathic and passionate, will take them all in. Shell offer smiles and hugs and encouragement, then move on to the next stop. More terrible stories. More smiles, more hugs. The bus that clears the way as she heads down the road spells out her mission: Walk in My Shoes, making it clear the tanned 27year-old is hiking from Key West to Tallahassee to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse. Its the third time shes made the trek. She started in Key West on Jan. 22 and plans to finish in Tallahassee on Feb. 29. Book was just 11, the daughter of wealthy lobbyist Ron Book from Broward County, when Waldina Flores moved in as the familys full-time nanny. Books mother struggled with mental illness, while her busy father most often was at work miles away in Tallahassee. Book had responsibility for her two younger siblings until Waldy took over.Over time, Flores began the sexual abuse, alternately showering the young girl with affection, then degrading her. Eventually, she beat and raped her with objects if Book displeased her. In her book Its OK to Tell, published in 2011, Book describes the misery in detail and with blunt honesty.She eventually disclosed the abuse at age 17 when Flores threatened to kill a boy Book started dating. Book knows how lucky she is that her father believed her and took action, something she is well aware doesnt always happen. Flores was sentenced in 2002 to 25 years in prison. At Floressentencing, Book, then 18, spoke publicly about it, and her wholesome good looks combined with the unusual and prurient nature of her victimization brought national headlines. Since then, she graduated from college, got her health under control, and with her father founded Laurens Kids to help other victims. She successfully lobbied the Legislature to require that victims of sexual abuse receive the results of an abusers HIVtest, something not available to her when Flores was convicted. Also, the Lauren Book Protection Act makes it a felony for offenders to contact their victims or victims families after conviction. This legislative session, Book will lobby the Legislature to increase penalties for failing to report child sexual abuse and establish penalties for schools that cover it up or fail to report it. Book will discuss these issues with legislators at the end of her walk at the Capitol.Book started in Key West, ends in TallyMcClatchy-TribuneCHILD ABUSECity OKs panhandling zonesThe Key West City Commission on Feb. 7 approved the first of two required public readings of a law establishing panhandling zones in the tourist-heavy Old Town area. Assistant City Attorney Ron Ramsingh described it thusly: What were proposing to establish is a no-panhandling zone [in Old Town] ... where no panhandling is allowed whatsoever, even the passive variety. In exchange for that there are two zones ... which would allow panhandling in a non-aggressive manner. The zones are situated adjacent to Mallory Square in a parking lot and at Simonton Street Beach. Commissioners Billy Wardlow and Tony Yaniz voted against the measure, proposed by Mayor Craig Cates, citing how approved panhandling near Mallory Square would detract from the quality of the attraction. Also Feb. 7:After several months of delay, commissioners unanimously approved a $4 million bond sale, which when coupled with a $2.2 million deduction from the citys sewer utility fund reserve, will go to repay the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMAgave the money to the city in 1999 to repair damage to the city sewer system caused by Hurricane Irene; the Florida Division of Emergency Management administered the so-called Stafford Act dollars. However, in 2003, the grant application was audited and the money was de-obligated, triggering repayment. During the audit, FEMAstaff determined that damage to the sewers predated Irene. The non-bond-financed portion will result in the delay of several planned capital improvements to the sewer infrastructure.In a 5-2 vote, the commission postponed a move that would begin broadcasting monthly meetings of the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board on the citys Comcast Cable Channel 77. The action was delayed as city staff stressed, and the majority of the commissioners agreed, that the additional staffing and subsequent cost should be figured into the 2012-13 budget. City Manager Jim Scholl estimated the annual cost at between $8,000 and $10,000. Commissioners Teri Johnston and Clayton Lopez dissented.Ordinance to get 2nd readingBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTWhat were proposing to establish is a no-panhandling zone [in Old Town] ...where no panhandling is allowed whatsoever, even the passive variety.Ron Ramsingh, Assistant City Attorney


Opinion & EditorialWednesday,February 15,2012 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. EDITORIALVillage cant keep flippingLETTERS TO THE EDITORThe council repeatedly shows its not serious about meeting states December 2015 mandateDo they or dont they want sewers? The question in Islamorada gets a different answer depending on when you ask and who sits on the Village Council. For more than two years now, council members have vacillated between building sewer plants within the village or paying to pump wastewater to Key Largo for treatment. In Saturdays Keynoter we reported the councils latest vote is to resume negotiations with the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District about piping village sewage to Key Largos plant. This came less than two months after the village voted to negotiate costs and plans for a central sewer plant system with Veolia Water North America, the winning bidder in last years efforts to move forward on wastewater. But like fickle weather fronts in the Keys, the councils mood may change again, who knows? Sadly, the village has a lousy track record when it comes to making a commitment and sticking with it Just consider the past 12 months:In January, Islamorada sent Mayor Michael Reckwerdt and Vice Mayor Ken Philipson to Tallahassee to inform the Florida Cabinet the village couldnt afford sewers without significant state help.In December last year, the Village Council voted to begin negotiations with Veolia Water North America to design, build, finance and operate Islamoradas wastewater system.In October last year, the council members said they were having second thoughts about proceeding on standalone sewers, this before four bidders submitted final design specs and cost estimates.In September of last year, the council voted to offer Key Largos Wastewater Treatment District $11.5 million as its share of connecting costs for Key Largo to treat Islamorada sewage.In June last year, the council offered the Key Largo district $3 million as Islamoradas share of the pipeline and pumping stations needed to send wastewater north. (Not surprisingly, the Key Largo board termed that low-ball response insulting and walked away from further talks). So who knows if the villages latest support for the pipeline option will hold or not, especially with elections coming in November and all five seats up for grabs. In the meantime, the states deadline to sewer the Keys is December 2015. More stalling just means more expense down the road for Islamorada property owners, who will eventually figure out theres no free lunch in life or in solving community sewage problems.LETTERS TO THE EDITORSupport the student dancersRecently we had the pleasure of attending a demonstration of Dancing Classrooms by the fifth-grade students of Key Largo School. We were blown away by the program, how the students comported themselves, being courteous to each other, keeping the audience entertained with a fastmoving, disciplined program of ballroom dancing and having fun at the same time. This program is being offered throughout the county and is provided by the Educational Coalition of Monroe County. One way to contribute to this valuable program is to buy your fresh fruits and vegetables at the Incredible Fruit Stand in front of Crane Point in Marathon, run by Peter and Marie and several dedicated volunteers. The money raised every Saturday supports Dancing Classrooms. To learn more or volunteer contact, Tina Belotti at 731-0731. Riet, Arnie Steinmetz MarathonPhoto by THERESA RAVENThis is the Dancing Classrooms at the Big Pine Academy. Teaching artists for that site were Nina Locardi and Sondra Esquinaldo,shown here teaching the heel-toe polka Nothing like the GladesThere arent many places left in this country where you have a good chance of not seeing another boat for the day, but like most things that are great, it takes some effort. The effort for me was a road trip from Rhode Island to Miami to stay with a friend, then waking up at 4:30 in the morning to drive the Tamiami Trail, which runs across Florida. This is the liquid land that is what is left of this vast swamp that we know of as Everglades National Park, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. The 80-mile drive from Miami takes you through some of the best large-mouth bass fishing in the country. As you get closer to the coast, you can start to taste the salt from the Gulf of Mexico mixing with the freshwater. You also start to see signs of the tides and the river currents converging. Its one of the few places that still has a primordial feel to it and you realize quickly that out here, you arent the top of the food chain. Without a GPS, you could spend several lifetimes trying to find your way back to the boat ramp. With an average water depth of only 2.5 feet for hundreds of miles, you will be lucky to get back to the ramp without running aground. Fortunately, our guide, Capt. Bob Lemay, has more than three decades of running these backwaters in his shallow-draft skiff. We launched at 6:30 and were treated to Mother Nature at her finest with this sunrise. After a 30-minute run, we stopped at our first spot and within short order we had our first of many beautiful redfish in the boat. Fishing the Glades is a simple matter of casting a soft plastic plug or fly to the tangles, as Capt. Bob called them downed trees along the shore, drop-off or point. The complicated part was figuring out which of the millions of downed trees was the right spot. This is where more than 30 years of trial and error helps to get you in fish. It was an amazing day with beautiful weather and lots of different species of fish willing to take our offerings. My friend Dave and I both got a backcountry slam snook, redfish and spotted trout along with a whos who of others, including tons of jacks, ladyfish, snapper and juvenile Goliath groupers. Anyone who fishes has experienced how fast a day on the water goes by, and before I knew it, we were back at the dock. It was one of the best days I have had on the water and I cant wait to return to fish where the wild things are the Everglades. John Repoza Charlestown, R.I. Editors note: The writers in-laws spend February and March in Key Colony Beach, and he and his wife usually visit for a week or two in March. The writer shows off one of his many catches during his trip deep into the Everglades.Help out a dear friendEmmy Award-winning underwater cinematographer and the founder of Ocean Imaging, Frazier Nivens, was recently rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to save his eye as a result of a detached retina. Frazier, who is a longtime PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) dive instructor and a beloved member of the Keys community, was financially unprepared for the $30,000 surgery and resulting many months of recovery that will now make it impossible for him to work and dive to support his wife and children. As a result, tremendous community outpouring of support for Frazier is being organized through a number of fundraising efforts that are currently under way, including an all-star charity concert and silent auction. The event will be held in Key Largo on Feb. 19 from 3 to 10 p.m. Donations can be made online at the Friends of Frazier official website at www.FrazierNivensBenefit. com Details about the events location and ticket information along with a list of all of the silent auction items will continually be updated on this website. Facebook users can also help support Frazier and his family by joining the Friends of Frazier Facebook page. Performing at the concert will be the Patxi Pastor All Star Band featuring special guests including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and cofounder of Bob Segers Silver Bullet Band Alto Reed on sax; the Legendary Miami Sound Machine horn section with Randy Barlow and Doug Michels on trumpet, Mike Scaglione on sax and Teddy Mulet on trombone; Jack Ciano, drummer for Bruce Hornsby, Tony Bennett, Jon Secada and Dizzy Gillespie; Steve Argy, bass player for Bruce Springsteens late saxophonist Clarence Clemons, KC & the Sunshine Band and the Bellamy Brothers; multi-Grammy-nominated producer and keyboardist Leroy Romans from Bob Marleys Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and Maxi Priest; and Miamis singing sensation Maryel Epps from David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan and Chaka Khan.For more information, contact me at (941) 650-4404 or donate@ fraziernivensbenefit.com. Leslie Del Toral Tavernier Veterans thankfulThe Veterans Council of Monroe County raised $5,968 to help the Wounded Warrior Project when the Soldier Ride came through Marathon. Abig thanks to the community of Marathon. Grace Parks Marathon Faith Scott and Grace Parks greet a Wounded Warrior rider when the group of military veterans rode through Marathon on Jan.13 Monroe County voters decided in 2010 that we will hire the superintendent of schools instead of electing one at large. Elected superintendents may or may not have expertise or experience relevant to running a school district. And now that were joining the rest of the country in appointing a superintendent, its time to actually begin the search process for that ultra-qualified appointee. This is any boards most important decision and it should not be taken lightly or done hastily. It is imperative that the School Board articulates a general direction for the school system. Are we heading in the right direction? Or do we need wholesale change? What challenges will the next superintendent face over the next several years? What kind of superintendent do we need to continue our progress or move us in a new direction? We want an expert whose vision is aligned with the communitys vision. Most districts use a search firm or consultant because the process is time-consuming and complicated. Some will do the work themselves. We need to decide whether well select a community committee to assist in the process or if the board itself should serve as the oversight committee. There is no proven best practice in this area no definitive right answer so we need to determine what fits best for our community. We have many resources at our disposal, including the National School Boards Association and the Florida School Boards Association. They provide a wealth of valuable information for a search process. Some boards hire an assessment firm. Agood assessment firm would interview the board members and help translate the boards collective vision into criteria for candidates. Then the firm assesses promising candidates against these criteria. If we decide to use an advisory committee, we will need assistance in establishing and supporting that committee. Our district has a history of strong local school decision making and because of that, we should work toward broader community input on the school systems direction and priorities, including what kind of superintendent we want as a community. As a board however, we cannot abdicate our responsibility for picking the new superintendent. We should ensure this committee has broadbased, Keyswide representation. It could include students, support staff, teachers, administrators, senior citizens, business leaders, organized labor, minority organizations, churches, parents and political leaders. We must also decide the scope of this search. Do we limit ourselves to local candidates, to those in state, or do we expand to a national search? It seems voters have answered that question when giving us this great opportunity. We must not fail to consider those voter expectations. On behalf of the community it represents, the board should be absolutely clear about where it wants a new superintendent to lead the district. How else can we hold that person accountable for meeting our goals? Most boards seek candidates with certain years of experience and degrees, excellent communication skills, leadership and management experience, and a proven commitment to student outcomes and a history of success for students. If everything goes smoothly, the process should take five months, hopefully beginning in March, and should look something like this:Month one: Search firm or consultant meeting with the board or the board has itsown planning meeting. We develop a preliminary draft of the position description and selection criteria.Month two: Select our advisory committee and adopt our selection criteria.Month three: Commence the search and screen applicants to produce a short list.Month four: Hold community forums all along the Keys.Month five: Receive our advisory committee input, rank our finalists and choose the top choice. After final selection, we approve a contract and decide how best to transition from the current superintendent to the new one. This process starts Feb. 27. We are going to have a consultant, Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association, who has conducted scores of searches in his 30 years of experience, explain to our board these first steps on how to get started. Interested parties are encouraged to attend. We will be inviting potential advisory committee members to this meeting. The meeting will be held in Key West so Dr. Blanton can return to Tallahassee the next day, as the Legislature is in session. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. in the Key West School Board room, 241 Trumbo Road. I hope to see you there. Andy Griffiths is vice chairman of the Monroe County School Board. He has served on the board since 1992.GUEST COLUMN GRIFFITHSPublics key to helping choose schools chief


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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Wednesday,February 15,2012 1. Continuum of Care The Palace Gardens is part of The Palace Family of Senior Living Communities which offers accommodations that meet everyones needs, from Independent Living and Assisted Living, to Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, and even Home Health. You can rest assured that at The Palace, your needs will be met, no matter what may happen in the future.2. Palace Training & Education Center Because our residents come first, every employee must reflect the higher standards of our communities. Based on Ritz-Carlton procedures, a comprehensive orientation program reinforces this focus. Regular training and educational programs continue so that residents will always receive the very best careand services.3. Local Ownership Founded in 1980 by Helen and Jacob Shaham, The Palace is privately owned and locally operated by these self-made individuals who foresaw the need for quality senior living environments. Their constant involvement today ensures the tradition they established for the communities and services bearing The Palace name: only the best. To see for yourself why The Palace Gardens sets the standard Florida senior living, call or visit our web site.The Palace Gardens DifferenceFor over 30 years, The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead has been known as a leader in providing outstanding care to seniors. While our grounds and the campus are beautiful, there are more than a few reasons why The Palace Gardens is different from all others. 1351 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030 (305)247-0446www.thepalace.org The Palace Suites / Independent Living The Palace Royale / Catered Living The Palace Renaissance / Assisted Living The Palace Gardens / Assisted Living The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center The Palace at Home / Home Health D Panel removes food limitAbill moving through the Florida Legislature that has drawn national attention is shaping up as a showdown between the House and Senate. The Senate version, sponsored by Sen. Ronda Storms (R-Valrico) would keep Floridians from using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, funds to buy unhealthy food such as candy, ice cream, sodas and chips or from using the money in gambling, liquor and other adult establishments. The original House version (HB 1401) by Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood) did the same.But on Monday, the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee took out the food restrictions by a vote of 9-5. The amendment deleting that language was proposed by Rep. Dana Young (RTampa) and backed by Rep. Matt Hudson (R-Naples), the panels chairman.Hudson said he opposes the limits for reasons of personal freedom ... and so if that language should appear again, I can tell you that I will certainly rise in support of someone who would amend that off and I will vote against the bill on the floor should that language appear again. Rep. John Wood, (RWinter Haven) said the taxpayers have every right to set such limits. We are talking about a government benefit, Wood said. And therefore, in my mind, we can restrict how that benefit is utilized. The bill in the Senate (SB 1658) still contains the food constraints. The biggest opponents I have right now are CocaCola, the soda companies, the chip companies and the convenience-store operators, Senate sponsor Storms said in an interview last week with Fox News. The dueling bills each face one more committee before heading to their respective floors.House,Senate welfare bills now at oddsNews Service of FloridaSTATE LEGISLATURE Subscriptions 743-5551


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 15,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Kids run for cash If it's February,it means it's time for Stanley Switlik Elementary School's annual Jog-A-Thon.Story, 4B Looking at leftovers So you've had a great meal but made way too much food.What to do with the leftovers? Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleDolphins split 2 in own tourneyMARATHON BASEBALL Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High School third basemen Patrick Ryan waits to tag a Somerset Charter runner attempting to steal third base Saturday.Catcher Connor Boyd threw out two runners at third during the Dolphins3-0 win.15-0 Conchs host 17-9 DoralThe dream season for the Key West High boys basketball season continues the undefeated Conchs host a state playoff game Thursday night after capturing the District 16-4A tournament Saturday night but its not that much of a surprise to coach Anton Lopez. Last summer, months before Lopez was named to succeed Paul Davis, he formed a travel team composed of Conch players. I envisioned a good basketball team, he said, because we were very competitive with kids from other states. After a tournament in Atlanta at which the Conchs made an especially strong showing, Lopez said, Yes, we have something special here. The Conchs, in the state playoffs for the first time in 10 years, will enter Thursdays 7 p.m. game against Doral Academy at the Bobby Menendez Gym with something special a 15-0 record. But the 15th did not come easily against St. Brendan in a tense battle before a packed crowd at St. Brendans gym in Miami. After breaking to an 8-0 lead and extending that to 15-5 early in the second quarter, the momentum seemed to switch to the Sabres, who had come back twice in the regular season in losses to Key West. The Sabres took their first lead at 37-35 late in the fourth quarter, and a 3point shot by Javi Madrigal put them ahead, 46-43, two minutes into the fourth. I told them to slow down and play their game, Lopez said. The much-bigger Conchs then scored six points in a row on two baskets by Anthony Rice and one by JeQuan Lopez to surge ahead, 49-43. After the Sabres cut it to 49-48, a steal and a jumper by Ryan Wagner ignited a 7-0 run that made it 56-48 with two minutes left. The game was still in jeopardy after a 3-pointer by George Hardanal brought St. Brendan to within 64-61 with 19 seconds remaining. But Wagner, who made five free throws in the last minute, immediately fired a length-of-the-court pass to Rice, who scored while getting fouled. After Rice made the free throw, the Sabres were left with only eight seconds. Thomas Butler led Key West with 22 points. Also in double figures were Lopez with 20, Wagner with 12 and Rice with 11 all in the fourth quarter. The Conchs are ranked seventh in the state in 4A by Max Preps and Doral, Thursday nights opponent, is ranked 18th. The Firebirds (17-9) lost the 154Atitle game, 49-46, to La Salle. I saw them last summer, Lopez said. They have an inside game.Hoops team wins district tournamentBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASKETBALL5 Conch wrestlers heading to stateFive Key West High School wrestlers will compete at Friday and Saturdays state tournament at the Lakeland Center, a contingent led by senior Max Llama, who was the 145-pound champion at last weekends Region 4-1A tourney at Cardinal Gibbons High in Fort Lauderdale. The other Conchs advancing are 182-pound St. Pierre Anilus and 152pound Andre Guieb, who both lost in the regional finals, and 120-pound senior Daniel Laguna and 138pound year junior Andrew Calderwood, who both reached the regional consolation finals. Llama, who went 4-0 to improve to 41-2 on the season, won, 9-2, over Daniel Colatori of ChaminadeMadonna in the finals match Saturday. Anilus (41-5) was pinned in the finals by Jupiter Christians Jesse Stephanos. It was the second time Anilus lost to him this season, but he could get revenge this weekend. Guieb (40-6) lost, 3-1, in the finals to Somersets Nate Woodard. Llama is returning to the state meet for the third consecutive year; he lost in the semifinals last winter. Anilus and Guieb were also in Lakeland last season Anilus won a medal by finishing sixth and Guieb was eliminated in the opening round. Laguna (30-11) and Calderwood (26-16) are going to the state meet for the first time. Key West finished fourth in last weekends 10-team tourney, behind winner Gibbons, Monsignor Pace and Somerset.They move on from regional tournamentBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST WRESTLINGThe Marathon High School baseball team split a pair of games at the preseason tournament it hosted this past weekend. The Dolphins lost Friday to Fort Pierce Westwood, 76, before shutting out Somerset Academy Saturday, 3-0. On Saturday, pitchers Drew Thornbrugh, Patrick Ryan and Kyle Pierce combined for the shutout. Thornbrugh started and pitched three innings, allowing just three hits and striking out one batter. Ryan surrendered just two hits over two innings, while Pierce allowed none over the last two innings. Pierce struck out the side in the top of the sixth. The Dolphins did all their damage at the plate in the third inning. Sean Roussin started the rally off with a one-out infield single. Ian Almodovar singled to left to put runners at first and second base. Freshman Carlos OFarrill then doubled off the left field fence to score Roussin and Almodovar to make it 2-0. OFarrill later stole third base and scored on a Joey Gonzalez single up the middle to put Marathon up 3-0. On Friday, Fort Pierce scored three runs in the top of the third inning to take the lead, but Marathon answered back in the bottom half. Roussin singled and stole second and third bases on consecutive pitches. He scored after an error by the left fielder that allowed Yoniel Esquirol to reach third base. Thornbrugh walked and Esquirol scored after Thornbrugh got caught in a rundown trying to steal second base. Marathon took the lead in the bottom of the fifth with a three-run inning. OFarrill led off with a triple and scored on a double by Esquirol to make it 33. Thornbrugh walked again and Esquirol scored on a wild pitch. Thornbrugh later scored on a Gonzalez single to make it a 5-3 game. The score was 5-4 after Fort Pierce scored one run in the sixth inning. Gonzalez started the game for the Dolphins and pitched six innings, striking out eight batters, walking five, allow-ing three hits and two earned runs.But Marathon slipped defensively and Esquirol struggled from the mound in the seventh inning. Fort Pierce scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh after three errors and a wild pitch. The Dolphins squandered several great chances to tie or take the lead back in the bottom of the last inning. Esquirol led off with a triple and scored on a Thornbrugh single. Gonzalez walked, putting runners at first and second base with no outs. P.J. Palmer attempted a sacrifice bunt, but the pitcher was able to get the force out at third base. Gonzalez and Palmer stole second and third bases with one out and coach Luis Leal called for a suicide squeeze. Ariel Rodriguez bunted the ball in the air to the catcher, who threw to third base to force out Gonzalez and end the game. I pulled [Gonzalez] out because I wanted to see how kids would handle different things, Leal said. So I did that and things fell apart. We played 14 innings [this weekend] and 13 of the 14 we played great baseball. Marathon was scheduled to open regular-season play with a visit to Ransom Everglades School Tuesday. Results were not available at press time. The Dolphins arent scheduled to play their home opener until Feb. 2-4 at 6 p.m. against Island Christian School. Now regular season action is under wayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comHill off to state meetCoral Shores High junior Sterling Hill earned a berth in the Florida Finals state wrestling championships with a third-place finish at last weekends regional meet. Sterling has worked hard all year and he looked really tough at the regional, Hurricane head coach Tom Milkovich said. If hes got his game on at the state meet, he could place. Hill (25-6), the district champion at 189 pounds, opens the 195-pound bracket at Fridays first round of the state meet at the Lakeland Center against Will Collier of Jacksonvilles Bolles. Hill went 4-1 at the competitive Region 4 meet, battling back with two wins after a loss at the semifinal round. Sterlings takedowns are getting much better, said Milkovich, an NCAA weight-class champion for Michigan State. If you get really good on your feet, you can go against anybody. Tom Johnson, a junior 220-pounder, won his opening regional match and was leading his second when he made a mistake against a more experienced foe, Milkovich said. When Tom gets it together, hes going to be really good, Milkovich said. He doesnt have the experience yet but that guys is athlete. Underclassmen John Perrotti and Rion Hunter also held their own at the regional, the coach said. They both did a nice job but were a little outmatched against more experienced guys, Milkovich said. Next year, they wont be.Girls tennisCoral Shoresgirls dominated Monsignor Pace, 6-2, in a Monday home tennis match. Ellie Leopold, Savannah Koval, Katie Fry and Rachel Waters all rang up 8-0 wins. Maria Lozado and zoe Koval added an 8-0 doubles win. Coral Shores plays Westminster Christian in a 2 p.m. Friday home match.Hurricane wins title at districtCORAL SHORES WRESTLINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comBaseball Canes open seasonAclose loss and a big win at a preseason tournament sent an encouraged Coral Shores High baseball team into Tuesdays season opener. The Canes lost a finalinning, 8-5 decision to host Spanish River, a Class 8A program, in Fridays first round of the preseason event in Boca Raton. However, sophomore starting pitcher Juan Casanova got the win in Saturdays 11-0 victory over Olympic Heights, a Class 7Aclub. We were very happy to get work for seven pitchers over the two games, head coach Pat Meyers said. They were practice games so we used them as practice games to let our guys throw against live batters. The Canes, a 4Ateam, were tied with Spanish River at 5-5 heading into the seventh inning Friday before the host Sharks staged a late rally. Coral Shores closed out with a seven-hit attack. Brandon Joyce pitched three innings against Spanish River before Danny Wollangk threw three. Graham Miller, Josh Sands and Jordan Izaguirre also saw mound duty during the tournament. The win over Olympic Heights was never in doubt as the Canes pounded out 10 hits. Tyler Hudson, Sands and Joyce (two doubles) each had three hits over the two games. The coaches were very encouraged by what we saw, Meyers said.They split two games in preseasonCORAL SHORES BASEBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com See Canes,2B


KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,February 15,2012 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 MARATHONPLUMBING Call Us, We Are The Best! 305-304-3055Experts in: Sewer Installation, Large & Small Backflow Preventer Certified Temps will up the yellowtail biteMother Nature is gifting us with a yellowtail bite on the reef that is more characteristic of April than February. It was outstanding prior to our little cold front on Sunday. Although temps dipped for a couple of days, well be right back into the 80-degree range before you know it. This bodes well for snapper fishing. The majority of the excellent yellowtail fishing remains in 35 to 70 feet. There are first-rate numbers of muttons and some very large mangroves mixed in. There are also plenty of cero and king mackerel on the reef edge to keep anglers entertained. The ceros are delicious-eating fresh, but save the kings for the smoker. Most of the sailfish action is taking place in the waters from Tennessee reef north, with a noticeable lack of sails in the Middle and Lower Keys. Anglers seeking a good, long slug match are tangling with big amberjack on the wrecks. Just about any large baits work. Try blue runners or grunts for the best bites. Smaller baits, such as pilchards and cigar minnows, are working well for the mutton snapper located in the same areas. The patches and channel humps are still giving up their bounty of hogfish. Present a shrimp directly on the bottom and youll be in hog heaven. Yellowtail, rather nice mutton and mangrove snapper are completing the catches. Be sure you have plenty of live pilchards or small live pinfish. There certainly are lots of grouper around, but they must all be released unharmed, as the season is closed until May 1. King and Spanish mackerel are showing themselves in the Hawk Channel areas, with some good smoker kings in the 20to 30-pound range. The bayside water temps took a bit of a tumble with the weekend cold front and high winds, but this will work itself out by the end of the week, spurring on the mangroves and Spanish mackerel.The weeks bestIn Islamorada, Capt. Greg Poland has been crushing the Spanish mackerel in 10 feet of water at Sprigger Bank. Hes using live shrimp on light tackle. Capt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, has been fishing the reef and offshore. Lynn and Rollyn, from Minnesota, caught more than 30 blackfin tuna at the hump and, on a second outing, got a nice bunch of yellowtail and mangrove snapper. Just before the cold front came through, Bill, Jack and Gunther, from Ohio, caught their limit of snapper on the reef with Yzenas and then headed to Hawk Channel to finish off the day with hogfish, porgy, king and Spanish mackerel and grouper that were released. Capt. Larry Bell with mate Alex Bell of Blue Magic Charters fished four gentlemen on the oceanside of Marathon and they caught a 35-pound cobia, 30-pound wahoo and some snapper and small jacks. On another outing, newlyweds from Bel-Air, Fla., caught yellowtail and hogfish and released a lot of grouper. Mark and Karen Edwards from Libby, Mont., spent two days fishing with guide Neil Apley on their rental boat at Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway. They caught monster mangrove snapper and hogfish. T.J. and Jill Judy, from Cool, Calif., fished with Capt. Howard Kelley of FinChaser Charters out of Captain Pips. They came back in with a boatload of kingfish, yellowtail and mangrove snapper. And Kelley and Apley took the Keller crew, from Shelby, Ohio, for a day offshore aboard the Pips 36 They caught also caught kingfish, yellowtail and mangrove snapper. Monte Hay and his group, from Kentucky and Ohio, spent two days with us on the SeaSquared and put together great catches of snapper and kingfish. The Deelsnyder family, from Leesburg, Va., also did a couple of trips with us and added hogfish to their snapper and mackerel catches, including a whopping seven-pound mangrove snapper. We rounded out the week with trips to the reef for anglers from Minnesota, New Jersey and New York. Again, all variety of snapper and mackerel made their way into the SeaSquared fish box. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters at the dock at Turtle Kraals in Key West, spent a lot of time at one of his favorite yellowtail holes only to be rewarded with big mangrove snapper that ate like it was their last meal. After catching their limits, theyd head back into the harbor for plenty of tarpon action.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity takes place Thursday at 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 Turtle Hospital. 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.And for good fight,target amberjacksFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn Results of Tuesdays home opener against South Florida Baseball Conference foe Palmer Trinity were pending at press time. St. Brendan comes to Islamoradas Founders Park field Friday. The junior varsity plays at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity around 6:30. Homestead High School visits Founders on Saturday. The JVplays at noon, followed by the varsity. Were expecting big things this year, particularly in our conference, Meyers said. Were looking forward to it. Coral Shoresgirls softball team opens its home season today at 5 p.m., hosting Gulliver Prep at the Tavernier high school. The Lady Canes visit Marathon High School for a 5 p.m. Friday game.Canes take fieldFrom Canes,1B Last season, the Key West High School softball team had trouble hitting the ball out of the infield against good pitchers. If it was because of the bats, theyre no longer around. I bought five new bats ... for $2,000, said coach Steve Wells, whose squad opens the season with 7 p.m. games Friday and Saturday against American Heritage Delray Beach at the Back Yard park behind the school. With the new bats, the Conchs laced 18 hits in two preseason games a 3-2 loss to West Boca Raton and a 5-4 loss to powerful Miami Varela. Key West is coming off a 12-14 season that ended with an 8-2 loss to Cardinal Gibbons in a regional quarterfinal game. The Conchs are 35-35 under Wells, who is beginning his fourth season. Were looking pretty good, said Wells, but we have to get into the habit of winning. The Conchs have a veteran team that is solid defensively. Theres junior center fielder Raquel Schoneck, who ran everything down a year ago; theres junior third baseman Lauren Schoneck; theres junior second baseman Devin Osterhoudt; theres senior catcher Leci Archer; and theres senior shortstop Kendall Galvan. Galvan, who missed last season because of a knee injury, has switched from second base to short. In the preseason games, 30 balls were hit to her and she made 29 plays, Wells said. The rest of the lineup will consist of freshman Lindsey Free at first, senior Shannon Brown and junior Adriana Garcia alternating in left, and senior Britney Price in right. The returning pitchers are senior Rachel Quad and junior Savannah Hawthorne. Both are effective but not overpowering. Last season, the Conchs played in District 16-4A with inexperienced Miami teams they routinely defeated by large margins. Now, theyre district opponents are Coral Shores, St. Brendan and powerhouse Gulliver Prep. Strangely, they will play each of them only once, with all three games on the road.KEY WEST SOFTBALL 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. Immediate Dentures Upper & Lower d5130 & d5140 $650 ea. 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The Conchs' second game will be at 11 Saturday morning against Dr. Krop. The title game featuring the teams with the two best records will be at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Conchs played two preseason games over the past weekend. On Friday night, they lost to West Boca Raton, 9-4, and on Saturday night they defeated Coral Reef, 10-4. Against West Boca, junior Chris Garcia, who is expected to start against Pompano Beach, had 13 strikeouts. Against Coral Reef, seniors Matt Chelekis and Michael Abreu hit home runs.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL ISLAND VILLA GENERALCONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATIONWe can build ANYTHING ... COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 81681 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com Florida KeysBusiness Cards It's now set for Friday at Rex WeechDolphin netters start Friday at homeThe Marathon High School tennis team begins what coach Chris Bull says will be a challenging year Friday with a home match against Palmer Trinity School. The girls team a solid squad the past several years graduated its top three players in Marisa Brossard, Michaelle Rose Bellevue and Kelsey Wonderlin. We have one senior with Marina Kay [Wiatt] and we have a bunch of middle-schoolers. Theyre good athletes but dont have the experience that left us last year, Bull said. The good thing is we have a solid team as far as the [No. 1 through No. 4 players]. Theyll get some good learning experiences and we might be able to pull out our share of victories. On the boys side, Bull expects to field the strongest squad the Dolphins have had in years. But No. 1 player John Danaher and No. 2 Riley Durkin wont be playing. Danaher is home schooled and didnt have enough credits to get approved by the state, while Durkin is focusing on studies. We were looking forward to this year because we werent losing any of the top seven [players]. We have several tournament players and it was looking good, Bull said. That leaves us with still a good squad, but it moves everybody up two that we werent expecting to have to do. Wiatt will be the No. 1 girls player, and Bull said the team would look to her for leadership. She brings a ton of experience to that group. All the players know and respect her, he said. Eighth-graders Jackie Clairmont, Regan Durkin and Savannah Schuhmacher, along with seventh-grader Kelsey Melton and sixth-grader Ariana Patterson will look to fill out the five-player singles rotation. Vincenzo Massaro is the likely No. 1 player on the boys side. Jamine Guo, Jake Coldren, and Emilio Alvear, whove all played United States Tennis Association tournaments and play throughout the year, follow him. Fridays match against Palmer is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Marathon Community Park.Veterans gone, meaning year may be toughBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON TENNISVeterans players returningBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorDiamond Conchs open Friday night Subscriptions 743-5551


Wednesday,February 15,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com LivingLoving leftovers: Keep food safe and appetizingAfew slices of veggie pizza from that new restaurant you tried last night, a hunk of lasagna or eggplant parmesan from Saturdays potluck and that chili you simmered on Sunday need not languish in your refrigerator. All are candidates for another meal or two (or more) with some tender loving care. Whether its food you cooked in your own kitchen or something carried home from a restaurant or supermarket deli, keeping leftovers safe and appetizing all depends on how you store and reheat them. Here are some answers to questions you might have about leftovers. Isnt it bad to eat a slice of reheated leftover pizza for breakfast? And should I really be chowing down on (pick one: Lasagna or beef stew or roasted chicken) several times a week? Depends especially if the options are, say, chips and diet soda versus leftover lasagna. If you have a full meal ready to go, it might prevent you from eating something faster that may be less nutrient-dense, says Dee Sandquist, an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registered dietitian. But if thats all youre going eat for several days, youre going to lack variety. So the strategy for that is to mix up the side dishes. Try to compensate around the leftovers, says Mary Ellen Camire, a University of Maine food science and human nutrition professor. Look at what that leftover is providing you. If youre having lasagna, youre getting some energy, youre getting some tomato, some cheese but youre not getting enough fiber. So you might want to have a highfiber cereal in the morning. Should I worry about the nutrients in leftovers, especially vitamins and minerals? When you compare it to how [a dish] was fresh out of the oven, its probably going to lose a little bit, Sandquist says. Especially vitamin C. Youre going to lose a little bit every time you heat that. However, most people are not going to eat lasagna to get their vitamin C. Unless youve been boiling something in water, generally the minerals are going to be fine, adds Camire. Of course, if youre going to reheat things, dont reheat the whole dish. Just take out a serving and reheat that because every cycle of reheating is going to cause more vitamin destruction. How long can I leave leftovers out? Perishable leftovers must be handled appropriately to prevent spoilage and the potential for bacteria to grow, experts say. Refrigerating them in storage containers as soon as possible, then reheating thoroughly, is imperative. Leftovers should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours total, says Sandquist. Leftovers you plan to eat in three to four days can be stored in the refrigerator. Leftovers (stews, casseroles, soups, etc.) you plan to store longer can be frozen; consider packing them in mealsize portions. One of the important points of reheating any food is that it should be reheated quickly to 165 degrees, Sandquist emphasizes. And the reason is again to minimize any bacteria risk. Use a thermometer regardless of the way you reheat it. And take extra care when reheating in a microwave oven. Normally when youre baking [leftovers] in the oven, you have the combination of high temperature and time to kill bacteria. That window becomes very, very short in the microwave, says Camire. And thats why (experts) recommend leaving foods in the microwave for 2 minutes after you finish cooking. Its giving it more time for that heat to penetrate. Its not to let it to cool so you can touch it its a food-safety issue.You easily can strike a balanceMcClatchy-TribuneTHE DINNER TABLE Usually when you cook lasagna,there are leftovers.Just make sure you reheat it properly,and dont expect the same vitamin punch from the original meal.The leftover rulesThe two-hour rule: Do not let leftovers sit out longer than two hours. Chill ASAPto limit bacteria growth.Wrap, label, date: Pack all leftovers in appropriate storage containers (refrigerator or freezer), then label and date. That Styrofoam container from the restaurant? Its a disposable meant to transport, not store and reheat.Check: The temperature of the refrigerator (40 degrees or below) and freezer zero or below).Heat 1: Only what youre going to use for a meal so youre not continually bringing it up to temperature, cooling then reheating.Heat 2: Leftovers to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.Store cooked food prepared at home: Refrigerator (three to four days). Freezer (varies, one to two months for pizza, two to six months for cooked meat, poultry).Store restaurant or take-out food: Definitely not more than 48 hours.Nautical market back at FoundersIts a few weeks away, but plans are finalizing for a boating and marine bazaar called the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, set for Feb. 25 and 26 at Founders Park, mile marker bayside on Plantation Key. Its believed to be the second largest annual nautical flea market in South Florida, with the largest being held in Dania. Deal-seekers of all ages and interests can check out the boats, boat parts, electronics, marine products, scuba and snorkel gear, dock equipment, nautical arts and crafts, fishing gear and clothing for use in, on or under the water. Thousands of bargain hunters typically drop in to explore boxes of loose parts to turn up an oddball fitting, or pry out deep discounts on rods, reels, line and lures. Water lovers of all ages come to find tools and toys, art lovers and hobbyists discover a variety of arts and crafts, and sun worshippers simply enjoy a day at the park. Flea market hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26. Breakfast is to be served daily at an all-you-can-eat price of $5 per person. Admission to the openair event is free, although a $5 donation to a local scholarship fund is suggested. Be warned: Traffic will be heavy and parking at a premium. Complimentary parking and free shuttle transportation from Coral Shores High School, mile marker 90, are to be available both days. Money raised is to benefit the Upper Keys Rotary Foundation Scholarship fund that helps local students pay for college.Huge bazaar features all marine needsISLAMORADA The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club holds its next monthly car show Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.at the Sugarloaf Lodge,mile marker 17.It's for those who love classic,custom and street-rod automobiles of all years and makes.The free event will have food and beverages available.Club members seek new members.Contact Dick Moody at 942-1758.CLASSICS ON DISPLAY Tropical Springs Realty 103100 Overseas Hwy #51, Key Largo, FL 33037 5 5 CountyReal EstateTeamTheDonna Steele 305.453.1770 Sherry Fell 954.554.0770 CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!! OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE. REDUCED TO $89,000 A Fabulous Bargain! 2/2 mobile home in good condition. Private location, dead end street. Walk to Harry Harris Park. SOLD! LIVING BRIEFSOil-spill effects are topic tonightDave Vaughan, executive director of the Tropical Research Laboratory and director of the Coral Reef Research Center at Mote Marine Laboratory, will talk tonight at the History of Diving Museum about autonomous underwater vehicles and how they are being used to research the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Vaughan will report on some of the findings, and specifically address how the event has affected, if it indeed has, Keys corals. The free session starts at 7 p.m. at the museum, mile marker 83 bayside.Gallery reception planned ThursdayThe Lucky Street Gallery hosts a reception for sculptor John Martina and photographer Carol Munder from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 540 Greene St., Key West. Martini works in polychromed steel at his Emma Street workshop. Munder specializes in photogravures, which were the first photographs, predating daguerreotypes and silver-gelatine photographs. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 294-3973.Bromeliad expert speaks ThursdayThe Big Pine Botanical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church, 1250 Key Deer Blvd., to hear from bromeliad expert Jackie Thomas. Aplant raffle will follow the presentation and refreshments will be served. For information, contact Deb at 849-2986.Learn about pilates lunchtime ThursdayAfree informational session about pilates what they are, what they do is planned for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Marathon Health Co-Op, in the old Blockbuster Video store in the Gulfside Village shopping plaza in Marathon. Food and refreshments will be provided.Flagler event at Bahia HondaBahia Honda State Park hosts a re-enactment of the history of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway at 11 a.m. Friday at the park, mile marker 36.8. Visitors will see Henry Flagler on the first train to Key West, as well as other travelers from the era, and learn about their unique experiences. If attending, meet on the gulf side of the old Bahia Honda Bridge at the train car stage; bring a chair.Sale includes scooter raffleBargain hunters have an opportunity to save this weekend while getting the chance to win a scooter. St. Francis-in-the-Key Episcopal Church, 1600 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key, has a rummage set from 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday, and it includes a raffle for a 2009 Kymco 49 cc scooter with just 118 miles on it. Tickets are $10; only 100 will be sold. The winner will be announced Saturday as soon as all tickets are sold. The sale will include breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, coffee and baked goods.Driving course focuses on seniorsThe Marathon AARPhas a driving refresher course for those 50 and older set for Saturday at the Marathon Senior Center, 535 33rd St. bayside. It's a six-hour course that covers age-related physical changes in perception and reaction time, rules of the road and local driving problems. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. To find out more, call 7434008 from noon to p.m. weekdays.


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Solution in the Feb.18 LAttitudes Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb.11 puzzle.Jog-A-Thon returns next weekIts been a tradition for more than 30 years: The Stanley Switlik Elementary School Jog-AThon in Marathon. This year, the fundraiser event is scheduled for next week, Feb. 21 through 24. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will walk or jog around a 100-meter track for 20 minutes to raise money for their classrooms and physical education program. The two girls and boys from each class with the most laps will then compete in the Jogathon Run-Off on March 15. Overall grade-level winners will receive a new pair of tennis shoes thanks to a donation from the Marathon Runners Club. In the Jogathon, most students finish with 16 laps or a mile in 20 minutes. The school record from 2011 is 34 laps, held by fifth-grader Aydan Child. Friends and families of students, as well as businesses, are encouraged to sponsor a student on a perlap basis or simply send in a donation for a class or the gym program. Money supports new equipment for the PE program and recess fields, and also goes back into the classroom for end-of-year trips and classroom supplies. If you or your business would like to donate or sponsor a student, call Maria Luther Phelps, PE coach at Switlik, at 2892490.Switlik event raises money for PE,tripsMARATHON LIVING BRIEFSSquare dancing back on Long KeyThe Long Key Squares, with new caller Jim Voll from Oregon, have started their 32nd winter season of square and round dancing Tuesday nights at Outdoor Resorts, mile marker 66 on Long Key. Rounds begin at 7 p.m. and squares at 7:30. Also, square dance classes are held Sundays from 2 to 3:30. Outdoor Resorts is a gated community and entry is by invitation only. To get involved, call Pat at 664-5167 or Dee at 664-4407.Murder-mystery helps Crane PointThe Crane Point Hammock Museum and Nature Center in Marathon hosts a murder-mystery fundraiser, "Bebopped at the Sock Hop," Feb. 24 and 25 at Key Colony Beach City Hall's auditorium. Tickets are $60, which include a wineand-cheese reception and buffet dinner. Call 743-3900 or 393-6967 for more information.




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