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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
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Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: 03-28-2012
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MARCH 28,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.25 25 CENTS Title hopes The Island Christian School softball team is in its district championship game and also makes the regional tourney.Story, 1B iPad investigation AT&T slows an investigation into stolen county iPads and possibly stolen iPhones. Story, 4AHousing battle apparently loomsThe city of Key West, looking to designate 30 percent of the 157 residential units in the Peary Court neighborhood as affordable, is at odds with the private company selling the gated community on behalf of the U.S. Navy. There's also a private company in the mix, made up of major South Florida and Keys developers, claiming to have the property under contract, but the Navy's partner company says that's not so. Last year, the Navy said it's selling Peary Court, situated between White Street and Palm Avenue, to a private interest. Potential bidders have been identified, according to David Paul Horan, the attorney for Southeast Housing LLC, a division of Balfour Beatty Communities, the Navy's private housing partner. The one that says it has the inside track is White St. Partners, whose principles are no stranger to the Keys. Contained in a White St. Partners communication to the Planning Department is the desire to enter into a "development agreement" with the city and request for an "amendment to allow rental periods of less than 30 days within the area of Peary Court...." The state Division of Corporations indicates White St. Partners comprises Miami real estate moguls Paulo Melo and Nelson Stabile, and Everett Atwell, the former CEO of the Cortex Cos., which developed the Harbor House, Kings Pointe Marina, Sailfish Club and Conch Harbor Marina in Key West; the Fiesta Key KOA; and Anglers Reef in Islamorada. In 2008, Cortex defaulted on a $39 million loan intended to finance the purchase and renovation of the Playa Crystal resort in Key Largo. In the mid-2000s, Cortex bought up the former Jabour's Trailer Court on Caroline Street in Key West with ambitions of developing multimillion-dollar condos. The lot still sits vacant except for one model unit. While the ownership of Peary Court remains in limbo, Key West Planning Director Don Craig said the Planning Board, meeting on April 19, would take up the 30 percent affordable rule as well as the property's zoning and future land use. "With regard to the 30 percent affordable, meaning the requirement in the comprehensive plan," Craig said,Firm claiming to be getting Navy development won't go affordableBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe new kayak launch behind Marathon City Hall between 98th and 99th streets is now open.The $58,000 project featuring a boardwalk,tiki pavilions and a pair of kayak launches was built by Coffin Marine Services Inc.Story, 2AConstruction starts on floating resortAyear after he floated the idea for his basically floating Oceana Water Resort in the Gulf of Mexico, Doug Pope still needs his government permits. But progress toward getting approval for the pioneering project encouraged his Elevated Waters Resorts firm to lay the keel for construction of the Oceana platform in mid-December. "We're going forward on that end of it," Pope said Thursday. "We're not going real fast or pushing to get it done, but we have started." Pope has formulated plans for his 50-room resort for a decade and contacted the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in late 2010. The first U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notices for the project came out March 15, 2011. "Our initial determination is that the proposed action would not have a substantial adverse impact [on essential fish habitat] or federally managed fisheries," the Corps said in its initial statement. Pope's firm, based in Middleburg, seeks Corps of Engineers approval to place the six-story resort at an open-water Gulf of Mexico site about 16 miles northwest of Key West. As proposed, the resort would be built on a 230foot-by-128-foot platform, raised over the Gulf surface atop four semi-permanent pilings on pads resting onHowever,some permits needed for OceanaGULF OF MEXICOStudy: 2010 snap massacred coralsFlorida Keys corals that took centuries to grow died within days during the frigid January 2010 cold snap, says a newly published scientific study. "Some monumental corals that were 200 or 300 years old perished in a span of five days," said Rob Ruzicka, a co-author with Michael Colella of the patch-reef study published in the February edition of Coral Reefs, the journal of the International Society for Reef Studies. Colella and Ruzicka work for the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and have been involved with the 17year history of the institute's Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project. The published coldwater study focuses on patch reefs, generally found in depths of 12 to 20 feet in Hawk Channel, inside the main Florida Keys coral reef, that did not suffer damage as severe. Some of the patch reefsCold damage called among worst everNATIONAL MARINE SACTUARY Photo by DIENEKE WATERSAn osprey leaves its nest,built atop channel marker 38 off the Key Largo bayside,Monday in search of fish.The marker is in Blackwater Sound,not far from Jewfish Creek. The spring generally is the peak of osprey breeding season in South Florida.FKCC growth priority No. 1'With a partially filled dormitory not proving the expected boon to enrollment, Florida Keys Community College President Larry Tyree is making growing student numbers an institutional priority for the coming year. Tyree, who retires on June 31, emphasized to college staff in a recent e-mail the need to boost enrollment in order to counteract a relatively stagnant state budget appropriation. Tuition is also possibly going up 5 percent; Gov. Rick Scott is considering approving that increase in the state budget. "We must grow student enrollment," Tyree stressed. "We must grow enrollment to survive, strive and thrive especially in squirrelly budget times like this. Please do all you can to proactively support new recruitment, enrollment and retention initiatives." "Our whole opportunity to do things financially stems from student enrollment," he told The Keynoter Monday. "That's priority No. 1. This is a collegewide initiative and it portends the future of the institution."New dorm not luring students as expectedFLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TAKING WINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comA NEW PLACE TO LAUNCH By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Oceana,2ASee Peary,2ASee Coral,2ASee College,2A Leadership changeAfter seven years at the helm,Key Largo Chamber of Commerce President Jackie Harder is stepping down.Story, 7A Fishing the Florida KeysThe sailfish bite remains pretty sketchy but head to the reef for almostguaranteed success with yellowtail.Captain's column, 1B

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,March 28,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8170 THURS.8371 FRI.8371 SAT.8473 Forecast: Expect mostly sunny skies. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSSupremes say no to tobacco appealsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up appeals of four Florida lawsuits that will force R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay tens of millions of dollars to the families of dead smokers, according to the News Service of Florida. The cases, part of a flood of tobacco litigation moving through Florida's courts, were the first of their kind to reach the Supreme Court. One involved a $28.3 million judgment in an Escambia County case, while another totaled $15.75 million in an Alachua County case. John Mills, an attorney 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 "staff's position is any development that comes through the city has to be consistent. If it's new to our system ... then it's going to be subject to the requirements of the comprehensive plan." Horan said Peary Court and its associated building permit allocations are already figured into the state's hurricane evacuation clearance plan that drives development in the Keys. "If you are putting in a new development," Horan said, "you would make 30 percent of development affordable and that's the price of doing business with regard to new development. However, this is not new development." In a letter to Craig dated Jan. 26, Horan threatens legal action under Florida's Bert Harris Jr. Private Property Rights Act if the city invokes the 30 percent rule, causing "a substantial diminution of the value of the property." Horan described it thusly: "There are times when there is an inordinate burden put on a piece of property. It didn't take all use from the piece of property but it so burdened the property in favor of the public interest that the public ought to pay the private landowner that was so adversely affected." Craig said city attorneys had responded to Horan that "the claim is not ripe."Cart before the horse?From Peary,1A the sea floor, 55 to 60 feet down. Pope said he's met in conference with the Corps and several other federal agencies, and expects another session to be scheduled in the near future. A Corps permitting officer confirmed the project is still under review. "We're waiting," Pope said. "I understand that since no one has ever done this before, it's taking them a while to figure things out." "So far, everybody's been very supportive," he said. The Environmental Protection Agency will require a permit for discharge of saltwater that goes through Oceana's onboard desalination system to produce fresh water, Pope said. "That's the only thing the EPAwants, and it's not a problem," he said. "I feel we're just about to the point where we can get going." Once construction goes into full gear, it could be two years before Oceana floats out to its site, selected as an area with few bottom-dwelling organisms that could be affected. "We've still got some engineering to do," he said. Pope, a captain and professional treasure salvor, has worked on the Santa Margarita and Atocha shipwreck sites off Key West. He is an expert in the use of a jack-up boat, which holds its position by lowering four pilings to the bottom. The Oceana would be registered as a vessel, essentially a much larger version of Pope's jack-up workboat. Oceana costs are estimated at $20 million. The prospect of creating a semi-permanent liveaboard resort far from land concerns some conservationists, who remain skeptical that Pope would be able to safeguard the surrounding marine habitat from damage. However, Pope has said he expects the resort to actually improve the environment through use of green technology and marine cleanup efforts.Pope: two years possibleFrom Oceana,1A lost from half to two-thirds of their coral cover as a result of the cold-water bleaching. "They basically died of hypothermia," Ruzicka said. Most of the stony corals on the patch reefs killed in 2010 go by the common names boulder star, massive starlet, brain and mustard. "What's particularly interesting is that we've been visiting these reefs for 15 to 17 years so we have a baseline," Ruzicka said. "These were corals that had not changed significantly in years and were doing relatively well," he said. "They survived other cold-water events that killed coral, but not this one." During the worst of the 12-day cold spell, monitored water temperatures at the patch reefs dropped to as low as 52 degrees. More significantly, water temperatures stayed below 61 degrees for just short of two weeks. "Although cold-water [caused] mortalities have been described before, the record-breaking weather of January 2010 and concordant mortality at formerly healthy patch reefs suggest that this event was one of the most severe in the last century," says the study, which lists FWC researchers J.A. Kidney, J.M. Morrison and V.B. Brinkhuis as co-authors. Diving surveys for the study focused on Burr Patch in the Upper Keys and Dustan Rocks, Thor Patch, and West Turtle Shoal in the Middle Keys. Lower Keys patch reefs generally were not as damaged, likely because of greater depths and less extremely cold water from Florida Bay flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, Ruzicka said. As for the others, "We heard some anecdotal accounts from our colleagues in the Keys," said Ruzicka, based in St. Petersburg. "But when we got down there, we were astounded by what we found. "The effects were visible and stark. You could take a finger and run it down the side of the coral and see tissue falling off the skeleton," he said. "It was a tragic event." Cold-water bleaching usually proves deadlier to corals than the more common warm-water bleaching. Some new corals have recruited to the damaged sites, but recovery is a long-term process, Ruzicka said. "It could be decades if not centuries," he said. "And the corals need longterm stability, without significant animal predation or another major stressor event." Findings from the study will help researchers track recovery rates and help to differentiate between natural mortality events and man-made damage. "We may never know for sure if other stressors, like water quality, pushed the corals over the edge this time, Ruzicka said. "There is no doubt this is one of the worst incidents on record."Among worst incidents everFrom Coral,1A The college's budget for the fiscal year ending June 30 is about $9.45 million, down from $10.2 million the previous year. Based on the budget approved by the Florida Legislature, FKCC will receive 1.68 percent, or $158,000, more in state money in the coming fiscal year. Additionally, Tyree said the college is poised to receive $800,000 in Public Education Capital Outlay funds, which will be used to "facilitate much-needed enhancements in classrooms and labs, replace electrical transformers and make safety upgrades." College spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard said the most recent enrollment figures indicate 359 fulltime students, compared to 385 at the same time last year, a 7 percent decrease. The college's 100-bed $8.2 million Lagoon Landing dormitory opened in August and is about 70 percent occupied, equating to a projected $48,000 operating loss for the current semester. College officials expected it to attract students from around the country to the school's James E. Lockwood School of Diving and Underwater Technology. However, Tyree said the impact on out-of-state recruitment is "negligible." "We anticipated, frankly, more out-of-state students because of the attraction of Lagoon Landing," Tyree said. To break even on Lagoon Landing, the college needs 80 percent occupancy; to offset the projected loss, staff is reaching out to government and private agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration that use the college for training as potential short-term residents paying. Tyree said the first priority in growing enrollment is to attract graduates from Keys high schools, a demographic he called "lowhanging fruit," acknowledging the term is "somewhat pejorative." "We've got to capitalize on local opportunities," he said. "I'm not at all satisfied with our penetration rate of high school graduates coming to FKCC the fall after they graduate from high school."Enrollment downFrom College,1AInterviews Friday for presidential hopefulsFlorida Keys Community College's presidential search committee on Friday interviews nine semi-finalists to replace President Larry Tyree. The nine were chosen from an initial pool of 43 applicants. Meeting in the boardroom at the college's Stock Island campus, the 11-person panel will conduct interviews from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. using a Web-based video conferencing system. The goal is to bring a list of five finalists to the college's Board of Trustees for interviews in April. The college is advertising the position with a salary not to exceed $180,000 annually, including housing, auto and cellphone stipends. Before he voluntarily gave up half his salary in the summer of 2011 to help mitigate a budget shortfall, Tyree earned $216,000 including the perks. He came on board Nov. 16, 2009, after thenPresident Jill LandesbergBoyle, who was widely criticized by staff for her abrasive style, resigned in the face of firing. In March 2010, Tyree agreed to a contract extension good through this June. The nine semi-finalists are: George Bishop, vice president for academic affairs and learning support at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. Barbara Ann Burrows, a former administrator and current associate professor of mathematics at the College of Central Florida in Ocala. John Chapin, vice president of workforce development at Tallahassee Community College in Leon County. Richard Federinko, former president of Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Ga., and until December 2010 senior vice chancellor for student services and administration at Troy University in Troy, Ala. Jonathan Gueverra, chief executive officer of the Community College of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. William Kibler, vice president for student affairs at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss. Kibler has been in the national news this week as the university's public face in addressing the Saturday shooting death of a student in an oncampus dormitory. Jon Marshall, vice president for academic affairs at Allen County Community College in Iola, Kan. Krewasky Salter, former chairman and professor of the military science and leadership department at Howard University in Washington D.C., and adjunct professor of African-American history at a number of other colleges and universities. Allen Witt, president of Hillsborough Community College's SouthShore Campus in Ruskin, south of Tampa.Committee to teleconference on Stock IslandBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comFLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEClean audit for FKCCFlorida Keys Community College received a clean financial audit from state officials detailing no material weakness or other deficiencies. The one-page summary, released by the Florida Auditor General's Office on March 20, says the college's accounting was "presented fairly, in all material respects, in accordance with prescribed financial reporting standards." The audit period covered the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, and including analysis of financial statements, internal controls, compliance with laws and correction of problems identified in the previous audit. When auditors last year released their report describing one material weakness in financial reporting, college President Larry Tyree vowed the problem would be corrected by the next audit. That particular finding also showed up in November, when a reaccreditation committee from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools confirmed the need for corrective action.State finds college meets all standardsKeynoter StaffFLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE KOVALSKYStephenJamesKovalsky, age82,atrestMarch21,2012. U.S.MarineVeteran,Beloved husbandofthelateEmilyAnn Kovalsky(nee:Gruber)and lovingcompanionofYvonne Borden.Lovingfatherof StephenPaul(Barb)Kovalsky, SuzanneL.(Thomas)Schroth andthelateWarrenJames Kovalsky.Devotedgrandfather ofValerie,AndreaandStephen Kovalsky,BryanandCasey Schroth.DearbrotherofVilma (Andrew)Roerig. Mr.Kovalskyreceived degreesinchemistry,chemical engineeringandanMBAfrom RutgersUniversityandtheN.J. InstituteofTechnology.Hehad anumberofpositionsinthe chemicalindustry,retiringin 1996asacorporatevice presidentofengineeringfor SunChemicalCorporation. Stephenenjoyedwinteringin Marathon,Fl.afterhis retirementandwasanactive memberoftheMarathonYacht Club. VisitationMondayMarch 26thfrom9:00amuntiltimeof service11:00amatAdolf FuneralHome&Cremation Services,Ltd.7000S.Madison St.,Willowbrook.Serviceswill concludeatthefuneralhome. Interment:HolyTrinity Cemetery,PerthAmboy,NJ. MemorialstotheMichaelJ.Fox FoundationforParkinsons Research,Attn:TributeGifts, ChurchStreetStation,P.O. Box780,NewYork,NY 10008-0780or www.michaeljfox.orgwouldbe appreciated.Service information630-325-2300or www.adolfservices.com. New kayak launch ready forpublicAnew kayak launch park behind Marathon City Hall between 98th and 99th streets, across U.S. 1 from Florida Keys Marathon Airport, is now open to the public. Last August, the Marathon City Council awarded Coffin Marine Services Inc. the $58,000 contract to construct the kayak docks, parking and boardwalk areas, and picnic pavilions on the oceanside canal at the 10-acre cityowned lot. The area features a paved handicap parking spot and a pair of tiki hutstyle pavilions with benches underneath. The area is roped off except for the small downhill ramp to the dock, which has two easily accessible launch sites. The cost was offset by a $20,000 Monroe County Tourist Development Council grant and $18,000 in impact fees. Keys Kayak owner Bob Rankin has a shop on 105th Street near the launch site and said he's been making the most of it. "Acouple times per week we have to go over there minimum to take people out. What a gift to the town here ... it's a hidden secret," he said. "The construction on it is beautiful. It looks like it's going to survive any hurricane." Rankin's been kayaking the Middle Keys for more than 25 years and said while the area around the canal doesn't offer as much scenery as Sombrero or Coco Plum beaches, it's perfect for beginner kayakers and paddle boarders. "You can go across the flats out into the open ocean and through the mangroves. I'd give it a B compared to an A-plus over at Sombrero," he said. "About twice per week, we're giving instruction for paddleboards. They want to know where they can go where it's calm and after an hour's instruction, they can go out on that canal."Rental owner describes it as beautiful'By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON

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Wednesday,March 28,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Spring FAIR Health SaturdayMARCH 31st11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food Trucks 1 p.m.: Managing Your High Blood Pressure Noon:Cutting-Edge Treatments for Prostate Cancer Educational SeminarsPlease join us for a fun-“lled day of activities for your entire family! www.jacksonsouth.org Coloring Contest Bunny Clinic and more... Free Health Screenings Blood Pressure Check Glucose Test (“rst 200 people) Cholesterol Test (“rst 200 people) PSA Test (Prostate Cancer Screening)

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When you prepare your home for sale; be sure to give the outside as much attention as the inside but its very important to hire a professional and start with an overall design that will appeal to the tastes of the buyers who will be viewing your home. Patti Stanley has lived, worked and played in the Keys all her life and owns ISLAND VILLA RENTALS, the premier firm for vacation rentals and property management since 1995.She joined OCEAN SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY, LLC, as a BrokerAssociate in 2011. Call her today for exceptional service and advice! Visit her on-line at www.Islandvilla.com or www .Oceansir.com. Call Patti Stanley Today at 3 0 5 3 9 3 4 4 3 3 for Personalized Real Estate Advice!LANDSCAPING ADDS VALUE CHARLES WEITZEL, CPACERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT PROMPT PROFESSIONAL SERVICETAX PREPARATION & CONSULTING 3 0 5 8 7 9 1 0 1 8 keywestcpa@aol.com KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,March 28,2012Board starting supersearchThe Monroe County School Board late Tuesday was expected to approve a contract for a consultant to lead the search for the School District's first-ever boardselected superintendent. Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association, will lead the search, working with a 22-person citizen committee, for a fee not to exceed $8,000. An associated cost is the $15,000 annual association membership fee. Board Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths, who contacted Blanton on behalf of the School District, said the next step would be for the committee to agree on an applicant evaluation matrix, with resumes coming due on May 30, with an Aug. 1 start date. Griffiths said the position hasn't been advertised yet, although "I do know the statewide coconut telegraph is probably in full swing and we probably have interested parties." Gov. Rick Scott appointed Superintendent Jesus Jara, who has said he will compete for the job, to the top post last year to replace Joseph Burke, himself appointed by then-Gov. Charlie Crist in 2009. Burke left last summer to head Lee County schools in Southwest Florida and initially replaced the ousted Randy Acevedo when Acevedo was charged with felony official misconduct. Acevedo was the Keys' last elected superintendent. In a 2010 referendum, voters decided to let the School Board hire the school system's top official. Jara earns $135,000 annually; the board is considering a three-year contract for whoever is selected to lead the schools. The search committee, selected by the five board members is mix of residents Keyswide comprising Peter Batty, Seana Cameron, Wayne Carter, Mindy Conn, Todd German, Luis Gonzalez, Tony Hammon, Cathy Hoffman, Gary Johnson, Greg Konrath, Clayton Lopez, Roger McVeigh, Jackie Moates, Mike Mongo, Steve Pribramsky, Mike Puto, Joe Roth, Karen Sharpe, Shawn Smith, Lois Stormont, Michael Vaughn and Trish Worthington. Pribramsky, a former one-term School Board member, said his experiences with three different superintendents would serve him well as a search committee member. "I have a pretty good idea of what I think we need," he said, outlining three areas of expertise: Finances, education and people. "I don't think you're going to get someone who's a superstar in all three areas," Pribramsky said. The search committee is set to meet for the first time April 11 at 5 p.m. at the district administrative office on Trumbo Point in Key West.22-person panel to help choose superintendentBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Jara wants input on coming budgetBeginning Tuesday, Monroe County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara will host a series of town-hall meetings intended to educate Florida Keys residents on impending budget cuts that could top $7 million. Jara is projecting $78 million in revenue for the fiscal year beginning July 1 compared to $83 million in estimated expenses. That $5 million shortfall could reach more than $7 million, Jara said, factoring in budget variables like charter school enrollment. Ideas already floated to close the gap include cutting 47 teacher positions, combining the all-girls Keys Center Academy with the mostly male Academic Connections for Excellence, outsourcing food service and possibly other departments, and capping charters'enrollment. In the current budget year, a similarly strapped district cut more than $9 million in expenses, resulting in seven unpaid employee furlough days and a host of other cuts. Of the town hall-style meetings: It's an opportunity to just get community input about the challenges we're facing in this coming year. My strategy on this is just going to be to get the information out to all the community stakeholders." The meetings are all scheduled to run from 6 to 8 p.m.: April 3 at the Key West High School auditorium. April 9 at the Sugarloaf School media center. April 10 at the Marathon High School media center. April 11 at the Coral Shores High School media center. Jara hopes community members will present "different ideas I haven't thought of and our team hasn't thought of. Maybe the Key Largo community [for example] has a different take and can cut elsewhere and maybe come up with some solutions."5 community meetings set for AprilBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS The Friends of Higgs Beach in Key West hosted a groundbreaking barbecue for the new playground at Higgs Beach on March 18.Phase I of the work is scheduled to commence in the next few weeks.At the first dig are (front from left) Lyla Holland,Ally Malcolm, Robert Malcolm,Sam Holland,Jesse Seemiller and Violet Smith-Martin;and (rear) Michael Behmke,Sam Holland, Carol Schreck,Heather Carruthers,Roger McVeigh, Teri Johnston,Jerry Barnett and Jon Allen. HIGGS GROUNDBREAKING AT&Tslows probe into stolen iPadsIt's taking longer than expected to track down Monroe County-owned Apple iPads and iPhones possibly stolen and re-sold by former county Technical Services Administrator Lisa Druckemiller. Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson said his office is having problems securing a list of International Mobile Equipment Identity, or IMEI, numbers from devices Druckemiller may have stolen.He hopes to conclude his investigation into two years worth of county iPad and iPhone purchases within a week or two. Druckemiller, a 31-year county employee, abruptly resigned Feb. 27 after the allegations came to light.Wilson declined to offer specifics on numbers, but said the investigation revealed "more phones" his office will track down. It was originally estimated Druckemiller had sold $6,000 worth of countyowned phones and iPads to co-workers and family members "We sent AT&Ta subpoena asking whose name is on each bill. We're just trying to put names to phones," Wilson said. "Some things have been maddening in the sense you'd think it was real easy to tell us who the subscribers are. Apparently they can't tell us." Wilson said investigators are dealing with AT&Tsubpoena compliance staff, but that they're trying to work with the company's IT department, as well, to track IMEI numbers. He added that some county staffers didn't turn over phones they bought from Druckemiller until contacted by investigators. "There have been people out there who purchased these phones who didn't say anything until we asked them directly. We're going to send out an e-mail to all the county employees," Wilson said. Wilson said while the process is taking longer than expected, the State Attorney's Office is "not in a huge hurry" with the investigation. It began after Monroe County Fire Rescue administrative assistant Claudia Wilkerson noticed a charge for more than $800 for an iPad on the department's monthly AT&Tbill. Fire Chief Jim Callahan said it was charged to Capt. Steve Zavalney, who never received the device. Investigators immediately discovered five iPads as stolen, including one purchased with cash by County Administrator Roman Gastesi. He later turned the iPad and two iPhones over to investigators. Monroe County Clerk Danny Kolhage is expected to conduct an audit of the Technical Services Department when the criminal investigation concludes.Investigators looking at DruckemillerBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com CRIME FRONT NEWS BRIEFS Facebook ID leads to burglary arrestAn 18-year-old Marathon man was charged Sunday with burglarizing two vehicles and a home in his neighborhood arrested due in part to Facebook. When questioned by investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Aric Jinks, who lives on 5th Avenue bayside, reportedly said "he was drunk when he committed the crimes and didn't remember all of what he'd done," Deputy Becky Herrin said. She says that about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, a 5th Avenue resident reported that she got home from a party around 5 a.m. She'd left her door open and was getting ready to go to sleep when she said she walked into her kitchen and saw a man standing there. When confronted, he ran, taking her purse. Later that morning, she told her daughter what happened. Her daughter apparently knows Jinks and confirmed his mother's description of the suspect by checking out Jinks'Facebook page. Stolen from two autos in the same area were cash, condoms, dive and fishing equipment, a bicycle and stereo parts. Scott to decide Medicaid issueMonroe County taxpayers will find out Thursday if they're on the hook for an estimated extra $800,000 annually in Medicaid billing for Keys residents. That's the deadline for Gov. Rick Scott to decide whether to give final approval to House Bill 5301, which the state House and Senate passed on March 9. The controversial bill would strip every county's right to dispute questionable bills and includes a five-year plan for the state to recoup money from denied claims from previous years. Scott spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said Monday that the governor is "still reviewing" the bill. According to a March 20 News Service of Florida report, Scott's decision is complicated by other issues included in the legislation, such as limits on emergency rooms visits each year for Medicaid patients and allowing children of lowand moderate-income state workers to enroll in the KidCare healthinsurance program. Scott said in the report that the state Agency for Health Care Administration would conduct a county-bycounty review to determine what counties owe. AHCA administers the state Medicaid program and bills counties for their portion of a patient's costs. Monroe is responsible for its own residents, but the bills often contain questionable addresses. Some show Miami addresses, while others list post office box numbers or have no street address at all. County Social Services Director Sheryl Graham has calculated the $800,000 estimate by adding up the exact number of dollars the state billed the county last year versus what it declined to pay.Legislation would cost counties lotsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com LEGISLATURE

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ALL SALES FINAL 20% OFFENTIRE STOCK Scott signs off on school-prayer billThe burden is now on school districts to decide whether to allow students to pray or deliver inspirational messages during public events. Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday a controversial proposal authorizing school prayer. Critics who had lobbied the governor to veto SB98 immediately refocused their attention on school boards, warning that implementing the policy would guarantee a court battle. The law, effective July 1, allows school districts to create policies that authorize students to deliver "inspirational messages" at public events. Teachers and employees still cannot. "Legislators are clearly inviting Florida school boards to plunge into a legal swamp," said Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separate of Church and State. "I hope school board members turn down the invitation. It's wrong to subject students to coercive prayer and proselytizing." All along, Scott has said he supports prayer, so his decision to sign the bill wasn't surprising. However, the governor's office said most of the calls and e-mails it received about the measure were in opposition. Sen. Gary Siplin, an Orlando Democrat, sponsored the bill and has long argued that students should not be prohibited from praying during public school events. He said Friday that he worked with the Senate's attorneys to ensure the measure would hold up in court. "I'm very confident that it will withstand constitutional muster," he said. The Legislature approved SB98 largely along party lines, though several Democrats joined Siplin in supporting the proposal. The "inspiration messages" will teach students tolerance and provide focus, Siplin said. The American Civil Liberties Union, AntiDefamation League and Americans United lobbied for a veto along with individual faith leaders who challenged the bill's constitutionality and said it could lead to bulDavid Barkey, the AntiDefamation League's religious freedom counsel, said organizations are ready to sue but would hold off until a district actually decides to put the law into effect.Opponents say lawsuit likely if implementedMiami HeraldLEGISLATUREFIU students to tackle old Seven Mile areaAgroup of Florida International University students will attempt this summer to design a facelift for the old Seven Mile Bridge, Pigeon Key, Sunset Park and Knights Key in Marathon. The Monroe County Commission, by a 3-2 vote on March 21, OK'd contributing $5,000 toward a collaboration with the university and nonprofit Friends of Old Seven. That group has been tasked with raising money to help preserve the historic 2.2-mile span leading to Pigeon Key. The total project cost is $12,500, with $7,500 worth of in-kind contributions. The county portion would cover 15 FIU College of Architecture and the Arts students'tuition. The state Department of Transportation closed the bridge to auto and tour-train traffic in December 2007, citing safety concerns. The iconic span was closed to fishing a year later and is in danger of closing even to pedestrian traffic in the future. The bridge is a de facto park and heavily trafficked tourist attraction for Marathon. It would cost an estimated $16 million to refurbish it as a recreational path. It was built as part of the Florida East Coast Railway some 100 years ago and is the only nonwater access to Pigeon Key other than aircraft. Commissioner Sylvia Murphy argued in favor of the collaboration with FIU, saying it would help Friends of Old Seven seek grants if the community and local government are involved. "I don't want to be part of a commission that lets this bridge fall into the ocean without even trying to save it, because it is part of the history," she said. County Administrator Roman Gastesi favors the project, saying $5,000 is a minimal investment. "Three years ago we abolished the engineering division and said we'd farm out this kind of thing. If we had a staffer that did this kind of thing, they'd easily be making $60,000 to $70,000 [per year], so this is one month salary of this person," he said. Commissioners Heather Carruthers and Kim Wigington voted against the project. Carruthers questioned why the city of Marathon isn't involved with it since the bridge is a tourist attraction in that city. "There's an issue with the county shouldering the entire burden. I don't want to set that precedent," she said. Wigington said she's concerned the county is doling out money without knowing exactly what it will get in return. "You don't even know what you're getting. Typically we pay for a product," she said. According to county documents, the FIU students would make three visits to Marathon this summer and present a final design on Aug. 2.They'll design upgrades at Knights KeyBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYS Courtesy NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARYStaff with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary clears more than 600 pounds of debris from a mangrove area of Harry Harris Park in Tavernier on March 20.The litter included everything from rope to toothbrushes, deodorant containers to crates.CLEANER HARRY HARRIS

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Kill the crocodilesRe: The 10 foot crocodile that leaped four feet out of the water and snatched and killed a 65-pound dog in Key Largo on March 22. What or who is next? My view on a civilized world: Anything that can and will eat me, it is OK it becomes extinct. Ken Howe Key Colony BeachEliminate the dangerAt first I was outraged, frustrated and even angry that someone did not eliminate that 10-foot crocodile that grabbed and killed that 65-pound dog right off a canal edge in Key Largo March 22. After the anger had passed, I asked this question: What did we humans teach this animal? We taught it that it's OK to grab a warm mammal (four-legged or two-legged) right out of a back yard and it only has to swim away faster the next time. By the way, the monster is still hungry, you know; someone took away its meal. I am sorry for those who lost their family pet, but how much sadder will it be when the unthinkable happens? If that croc would have been eliminated as it should have been (just cold, hard common sense), the world would still be turning, the sun still shining, the birds still singing and our beautiful Keys a safer place for the small dogs and humans, and mothers and fathers would sleep easer. These beautiful Florida Keys, especially in these struggling times, surely do not need this kind of negative publicity, which could have been fairly easily eliminated. Eric Rich Troy, Ohio Long Key Opinion & EditorialWednesday,March 28,2012 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. EDITORIALOur voting rights in eye of stormLETTERS TO THE EDITOR LETTERS TO THE EDITORMarathon behind the timesI recently read an interesting article in Smithsonian Magazine titled How America Became a Food Truck Nation. But not the city of Marathon. Our city leaders make public statements along the lines of wanting to be more like Key West to attract tourism, public statements to the effect of how to get the through town traffic to stop and spend some money in Marathon. However, at the same time, through recent voting, disallowed any concept of a food truck or mobile vending in the city. It appears to me that while the whole country is a food-truck nation, this city is stuck in the 1950s with small diners, while tourist traffic that could stop at a food truck passes us by. Public consumer demand of the food-truck nation forges ahead with new and innovative concepts while Marathon languishes in the 1950s. Dannie Miller Marathon Editor's note: Marathon has a twohour time limit on food vending from private property and a 10-minute limit on city rights of way .Justice Department: Florida's new voting laws threaten disenfranchise minoritiesWhile much attention this past week has been focused on Tallahassee and how the Florida Senate is redrawing boundaries for 40 Senate seats, there's an even more critical legal battle under way in Washington, D.C. We're not talking about the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of health-care legislation. What we're focused on are changes to Florida voting laws that have the potential to disenfranchise minority voters. In Saturday's Keynoter we carried an article from the Miami Herald detailing the U.S. Justice Department's stand on Florida's new, more-restrictive voting laws. Passed last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature, those new rules reduce early voting, make it harder for groups to conduct voter registration drives and restrict voters who move frequently and fail to re-register before Election Day. All three laws have been frozen in limbo and not enforced in Monroe County, along with four other counties in Florida. All five have previous histories of voting discrimination against minorities, so any changes in state voting rules require review and approval from the Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In a report filed with the three-judge panel in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the Justice Department says Florida "has not met its burden of proof" that those changes protect minority voting rights. And it may be a tough thing to prove in any case, since Republican-controlled legislatures in seven other states have added similar hurdles to voting that are widely seen as unfairly targeting minorities and the poor. Astudy by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University says recent changes in state voting laws could disenfranchise as many as 5 million Americans this year. More than a dozen states have passed laws that require photo identification, curb early voting options or make it harder for groups to conduct voter registration drives all of which the Florida Legislature did last year. The Brennan Center says 11 percent of potential voters don't have government-issued forms of identification that meet these new rules. And three states Alabama, Kansas and Tennessee also passed laws requiring proof of citizenship to vote. "This is the most significant cutback on voting rights in decades," according to Michael Waldman, executive director of the Brennan Center. Keys voters are party to a very serious votingrights challenge now playing out in the nation's capital. The outcome of this Florida test case has implications across a far larger stage, which is already set for a contentious 2012 presidential election mash-up.FCAT scores to fallIn the spring, Florida public school students will be taking the new Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, commonly referred to as FCAT 2.0, which is a much more rigorous test with increased expectations across all grade levels. In addition, the state Board of Education raised FCATcut scores for each passing level (levels one through five) in December to be applied this spring, thereby further raising the achievement bar. The combination of a much more rigorous FCATtest, coupled with raising the threshold for receiving a passing score, will result in a dip in student scores. There is great concern that many Florida and Monroe County students will not be successful on FCAT2.0. For example, students that have consistently scored Level 3 (passing rate) their entire school career could easily score below the passing level with the new standards. The most dramatic impact will likely be in grades three, four and 10. What does all this mean in terms of student performance on FCAT2.0? There will be an increase in the number of students failing to pass FCAT2.0, requiring an increase in the number of students having to take remediation classes for the portions of FCAT2.0 that they failed. The secondary impact: The student's ability to take elective courses (i.e., band, art, drama, music, etc.) will likely be limited due to the addition of remediation courses What does this mean for our schools and school district? School grades will fall significantly. Increased costs to school districts due to an increase in the number of remediation classes. Potential elimination of elective courses in order to accommodate an increase in remediation courses. What is truly important to remember is that lower FCATtest scores do not necessarily indicate that a student learned less this year than in prior years. It does indicate the student has more work to do to master the new curriculum well enough to successfully progress to the new higher levels of accountability as required by the state. As teachers and students spend more time working with the new and higher expectations placed upon them, it is expected that test scores will rebound. To that end, all of us students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators, superintendents, the School Board and our communities must work together to continue to ensure the academic success of our students, which in turn directly correlates to the economic vitality of our communities. Jesus Jara Superintendent Monroe County School DistrictNo pain reliefIf you have ever passed a kidney stone, torn the ligaments in your knee or pulled your back out, then you know that after a physician exams you, you might be prescribed something for pain so you might be able to sleep and use the bathroom without screaming in pain. Last July, our Republican Gov. Rick Scott, instead of getting government out of personal lives, gave sweeping police powers simply by declaring pain-clinic abuse a public health emergency. Instead of banning advertising by pain clinics or using the proven effective ID system to prevent abuse of cold medications, he granted untrained accountants and clerks, who often have no medical training, the power to snoop through anyone's medical records, medicines prescribed and details about what you keep in your medicine cabinet. No doctor is accepting new pain management patients, even those with cancer, and pharmacies in Key West refuse to fill pain medications or claim they are out of stock. When my spine was shattered working as a responder at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, I moved to Key West for the warmth to reduce the pain and the moist warm air to ease lung damage from dust. Now disabled and handicapped, I find I must spend most of my days trying to find medical treatment and substitution pain management stopgap efforts. Afederal lawsuit will challenge the violations of civil rights and the government power grab hidden behind a false emergency that could have been addressed without creating a pill Gestapo for the state. James Thomsen Key West These crocodiles live in the same area where the dog was attacked,around mile marker 103 in Key Largo. Fundraiser successfulKey Largo's second annual Lobster Luau Beach and Pool Party hosted by the Key Largo Merchants Association at the Bayside Inn in Key Largo raised more than $6,000 for the Good Health Clinic in Tavernier. Thanks for a great event go out to Laura and Ted Dreaver of the Key Largo Conch House and the Hill family of Key Largo Fisheries, who served up a feast of lobster tail with Caesar salad, sweet corn, tropical potato salad and pineapple bread."Big Daddy" Joe Marcum, with the help of Pam Godfrey, organized the live entertainment that featured the musical talents of Men of Leisure, Tim Dee and Jim Hill, Yishka and Jesse Kelpa, and Joe's own band the Toll Takers.Thanks also go to the businesses that stepped up to sponsor the event and the many local businesses and individuals that contributed items to the live auction. Also, to the many volunteers who made the event possible.The Key Largo Merchants Association spearheaded by the Stoky family of Sundowners hosts a number of community events throughout the year. The next one is the Key Largo Original Music Festival, coming up May 17 through 20. For more information on the festival, go to www.key largomusicfest.com or call 394-3736.Sue Finney Key Largo Photo courtesy PAUL WHITEDr.Sandy Yankow (right),founder of the Good Health Clinic,receives the check from (from left) Rick Hill from Key Largo Fisheries,Sue Finney from the event committee,Kim Sovia-Crandon from the Good Health Clinic and Gretchen Holland from the event committee. Tourney's successfulI grasp this fleeting moment to extend hearty thanks to Capt. Mark Johnson, founder and chairman, for his splendid efforts and resultant success in the 2012 Islamorada Shark Fly Tournament. Despite a small-craft advisory bulletin for both days, the complete field of 20 boats comprising local captains and nationwide anglers appeared to have fun as they targeted various species of sporting sharks, using only fly tackle. The stalking and catching of these great fish belies the underlying focus of the tournament which is to support and raise funds for We Wish For The Kids Inc., a Monroe County community charity. Congratulations to Capt. Mark and all of the participants. Chuck Brodzki IslamoradaGreat parade returnsAbig thank you to everyone who participated in the fun St. Patrick's Day parade in Key Colony Beach on March 17. There was a very big turnout of entrants and a great response from those who lined up along the route to watch the parade. After the death of Mel Sola, it's good to have the parade once again. Thanks to everyone who helped and was involved. Jack Crowley Key Colony Beach

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Wednesday,March 28,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com A f u n f i l l e d & f a m i l y f r i e n d l y m u s i c a l t h i s f r a c t u r e d f a i r y t a l e o f t h e P r i n c e s s & t h e P e a p r o v i d e s s s om e s i d e s p l i t t i n g s h e n a n i g a n s H i l a r i o u s & R a u c o u s ; R o m a n t i c & M e l o d i c p r e s e n t s :M a r c h 1 3 1 2 0 1 28 : 0 0 p m T h u r s S a t M a r c h 2 5 S u n M a t i n e e a t 3 : 0 03 0 5 7 4 3 0 9 9 45 1 0 1 O v e r s e a s H w y M a r a t h o n $24 G e t T i c k e t s N o w !D i r e c t o r J a c k i e O  N e i l P r o d u c e r C l a u d i a M c E w e nPresented by special arrangement withR & H Theatricals BusinessHarder leaving chamber positionAfter nearly seven years, Jackie Harder is calling it a day as president of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce as of April 27."It's time," she said. "I've reached the stage in life where I want to spend my energy and passion on my business as I did on everyone else's business."Harder owns Key Dynamics, a business coaching, training and consulting company in Key Largo. She'll also do some work for the chamber on a contractual basis, such as putting together its visitors guide and producing its weekly and monthly newsletters. The chamber board hired Harder in August 2005. She had been the editor of The Reporter and, before that, editor at the Myrtle Beach (N.C.) Sun-News Prior to that, she was the Keynoter editor. She now writes a monthly coaching column for the Keynoter .She said that at the chamber, "Every year when I got a new board, my job changed in one way or another. But my main job is member services and revenue, and to promote Key Largo as a destination."She touts an informational kiosk the chamber installed last month at its visitors center at mile marker 106, and said it's "really branched out in ways to promote our members through the website and social media." As president, Harder also serves as the chamber's liaison to government agencies. The chamber board has created a hiring committee to replace her. Asearch locally and nationally is under way.President steps down on April 27KEY LARGOKeynoter Staff HARDERDig deep to find deductionsTaxpayers have a little more than three weeks to go to file their state and federal returns. But let's roll out some last-minute tax tips right now well before the actual last minute. Even if you have a balance due and owe the U.S. Treasury money, some experts recommend filing electronically before the actual due date. Why?You receive an immediate confirmation that the return has been accepted. You could spot any fraud early on; say, if anyone tried to file a return using your name and Social Security number to scam a refund.It is perfectly OK to file your return days or weeks before the April 17 deadline and then pay what you owe by the deadline. When you electronically file a return with a balance due, the software provides a voucher you can print out and later mail with your payment. Now, are you ready to take some time to tackle those tax tips?For example, did your place of worship send you a receipt for donations? Some churches have cut back on mailing and are asking their faithful to request documentation.Did you donate a car to a charity that will turn it into quick cash? Don't try to claim a $10,000 deduction for donating a car that the charity couldn't sell for $1,000. Generally, the amount that you'd be able to claim as a deduction depends on what the charity received when it sold the car or truck. In most cases, you can't simply deduct the amount you see online for a used car.But Bob Scharin, senior tax analyst for Thomson Reuters in New York, noted that a tax complication arises if the charity does not sell the car in an arm's-length transaction. Say the charity uses the vehicle in connection with its charitable purpose, such as delivering meals. Or say the charity's mission is to give a car at a low charge or no charge to a low-income person who uses it to drive to work.In those types of events, Scharin said, the deduction is based on the car's fair market value, rather than being based on a price at which the car is sold by the charity. If you claim a tax deduction of $500 or less, you just need a standard statement from a charity for a non-cash gift of $250 or more. For a larger deduction, you'd need to get a Form 1098-C, or a similar statement, from the charitable organization. If you donate a car, truck, boat or plane, you cannot claim a write-off that's more than $500 if the charity does not give you a Form 1098-C. If you're working through a taxpayer assistance program such as AARPTax Aide, make sure to bring along your Social Security card or other documents to prove you are who you say, plus a picture ID.Beware scammersBe extra careful about who does your taxes. This tax season, the Internal Revenue Service warned seniors and others about schemes that tempt consumers to file tax refunds claiming inflated refunds. Some schemes promise free money based on a nonexistent stimulus payment or some education credit, even if the victim is not attending college or paying for college tuition for a son or daughter. The IRS said another scheme wrongly claims that college credit is available to compensate people for the taxes paid on groceries in some states. Check out the retirement savers credit. If contributions were made to a 401(k) or IRA, the taxpayer who meets the income limits may be eligible for a tax credit. Barbara Weltman, contributing editor for J.K. Lasser's "Your Income Tax 2012," noted that income limits on eligibility for the retirement savers credit are higher for 2011 than previously allowed.The income limit for the retirement savers credit is up to $28,250 for single taxpayers and up to $56,500 for married taxpayers who file jointly. The limit for the head of household is up to $42,375.You must be at least 18 and cannot have been a fulltime student during the calendar year. The maximum credit is $2,000 if filing jointly, and $1,000 if single. The credit is based on a percentage of the qualifying contribution amount to the IRAor 401(k) with the highest rate going to taxpayers with the least income. For example, if the couple's adjusted gross income was $40,000 in 2011, the maximum credit would be $200, Weltman noted. That's 10 percent of contributions up to $2,000.The couple would need to have an adjusted gross income of no more than $34,000 to get the top credit of $1,000 each, she said. That's 50 percent of contributions up to $2,000 for each spouse.April 17's the deadline to file returnMcClatchy-TribuneYOUR TAXES BUSINESS BRIEFSJobs,training set for Keys youthsSouth Florida Workforce, a state employment and training agencies, has a summer program to help put Keys youths to work. The Career Pathway Compact Employment Program will provide employment opportunities to low-income young adults ages 18 to 24 Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. Pay is $10 an hour for 140 hours, and includes 20 hours of work-readiness skills training. The eightto 10-week education internship program will provide participants with entry-level positions within governmental agencies, businesses and community-based organizations. The selection process will be done by lottery for candidates who meet eligibility requirements. To find out more including if you're a business wanting to participate go http://www.southflorida workforce.com or call (305) 594-7615.Laboy promoted at First StateFirst State Bank of the Florida Keys' Nicole Laboy has been promoted to assistant operations manager for the bank's Stock Island office, 5450 MacDonald Ave. Laboy started with First State as a teller at the Big Pine Key office in 2005 and progressed to customer service representative in 2010. She was recognized as a First State employee of the quarter in 2009.Holiday Isle hosts employee reunionThe Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle in Islamorada has what it calls its Past Employees Reunion next month. The resort at mile marker 84 has been around for 60 years and obviously has employed many people over the years. The reunion, set for April 13 through 15, starts with a reception that includes hors d'oeuvres and entertainment in the tiki bar. Then on Saturday there's beach barbecue and jam at the Rum Runners Beach pavilion, which will include music, historical photo display and many activities. The weekend ends with a Sunday brunch at the Top of the Isle in the Horizon Room. Combo tickets for the three events are $100. Allinclusive packages are also available. To find out more, call (800) 327-7070 or visit www.holidayisle.com LABOY

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MARCH 28,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B Surfers For Autism The Keys aren't known for surfing,but a group of surfers is coming down to create some fun for kids with autism.Story, 3B Easter egg hunts Only in the Florida Keys will you have an underwater Easter egg hunt at the coral reef. Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Lady Eagles in district title gameAcomeback victory Saturday put Island Christian School's Lady Eagles in the state Class 2A softball playoffs. The Eagles (7-8) rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to trip District 16-2Arival Colonial Christian, 14-13. That win over the Lady Patriots moves ICS to 3-0 in district play, giving them a top seed in the circuit and a pass to the 16-2Atitle game, April 20 at Colonial.As one of the district's finalists, Island Christian qualifies for the first round of the Region 4-2ATournament."We're excited," said head coach Katie Loy. "We're young but it's a strong group. We want to finish with a .500 record in the regular season."That could happen in one remaining regular-season game, at the Founders Park home field against Miami Country Day on April 13. A scheduled game Thursday against Keys Gate has been cancelled, and the Eagles go into Spring Break next week.With senior Jenn Zemmel missing the rest of the regular season with a leg injury, Island Christian will continue with a roster of sophomores, freshmen and middle-schoolers. Against Colonial on Saturday at Founders Park, the Eagles raced out to an 82 lead but saw the Patriots chip away and take a 13-12 lead into the final inning. In the bottom of the stanza, a hit by catcher Ileana Garcia launched a rally that tied the game. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch brought home the game-winning run. Sophomore pitcher Amanda Ihrig got the pitching decision and delivered a key hit in the game. "It was a steady battle all the way through but our girls kept fighting back," Loy said. "Now we just have to stay healthy until we get to the district tournament."14-13 win over Pats also puts them in regionalISLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comPhoto by PETER IHRIGIsland Christian shortstop Kaylyn Wyatt (right) makes a throw to first for a putout in Saturday's 14-13 win over visiting Colonial Christian.Infielders Sara DeLong (left) and Kirstin Tangen back up the play. Dolphins 2-3 on road tripPitching and defensive struggles caught up with the Marathon High School baseball team during a five-game Spring Break trip to Orlando last week. Coach Luis Leal said the Dolphins hit the ball well but made too many mistakes against quality Central Florida competition. The Dolphins are now 117 after finishing the trip with a 2-3 record, including a 10-0 win over Orlando Christian Prep on March 19 and a forfeit win the same day against Celebration High. Marathon lost a pair of games on March 17 to Class7ASt. Cloud, 8-4, and Windermere Prep, 11-9, as well as a 10-4 loss on March 20 to The First Academy. Leal said the Dolphins allowed several big innings in the losses, including five runs in one inning against St. Cloud, six in the second inning against Windermere, and five runs in the fourth against First Academy. We "played poorly on defense and pitching struggled a little," he said. "You can see we gave up lots of runs to minimal hits. We gave really good teams way too many chances to capitalize and they did. We never gave up but we played from behind almost every game." Senior Joey Gonzalez started and pitched four innings against St. Cloud in the trip opener. He allowed six runs on six hits, two walks and struck out one batter. Patrick Ryan allowed two11-7 squad returns to regular playBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BASEBALLLady Conchs avenge GibbonsLast Saturday morning, at the four-day Slam-Fest Tournament, played on four diamonds at Palmetto Bay Park, the Key West High School softball team achieved its most significant victory of the season.Key West, behind the threehit pitching of Rachel Quad, defeated Cardinal Gibbons of Fort Lauderdale, 2-1. It was sweet revenge for the Conchs, who were knocked out of the state playoffs by Gibbons last season and in 2010."It was a good battle," said assistant coach Bubba Osterhoudt. "Avery good game by Quad." The Conchs took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Lauren Schoneck stole home, then broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth on a single by Kendall Galvan and an RBI double by Devin Osterhoudt.Later Saturday, the Conchs, using younger players, were routed, 12-1, by West Broward, and were limited to two hits one by Schoneck and one by Galvan.On Friday, Key West lost to Coral Springs Charter, 6-2. Quad was the losing pitcher, done in by her own errors.Team goes 2-2 in tournament at PalmettoBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOFTALLCanes go to 2-2 on Spring Break tripAfinal-inning grand slam by Josh Sands capped Coral Shores High's 6-5 victory Friday as the Hurricanes wrapped up a Spring Break trip to a Broward County tournament."We went 2-2 after setting the goal of winning at least two games, so it was a good trip," head coach Pat Meyers said of the sojourn to the Baseball Fever Classic Tournament in Pompano Beach.Coral Shores (10-6-1) sandwiched victories around two midweek losses. "It says a lot about these guys that they were willing to stay with us over Spring Break," Meyers said. "It's been a hard-working group all year. They've maintained their focus and drive."Coral Shores was trailing the final game against Suncoast of Rivera Beach (212) when first-baseman Sands tagged the bases-clearing home run. Jordan Izaguirre got the pitching win.In the tournament opener March 20, winning pitcher Brandon Joyce went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Canes to a 4-1 decision over Maclay10-6-1 team hosting three games next weekCORAL SHORES BASEBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comYellowtails and AJs are your best betDespite some of the best conditions we've seen in years, the sailfish have not yet come piling through in appreciable numbers. In fact, there's barely a trickle, with sporadic catches of one here and one there from the Middle Keys to the Lower Keys and Key West.However, the amberjack bite remains strong on the wrecks, with the occasional mutton snapper mixed in. On the reef, the yellowtail action is excellent, with lots of fish in the 16to 18-inch class and some spots holding big flags.More and more mangrove snapper are showing on the deeper reef spots as well as some medium-size (six to 10 pounds) muttons. And there are cobia swimming down the reef line, most averaging 20 to 30 pounds. Be ready with a pitch rod, as you never know when they'll show up. The grass flats in the bayReef holding good numbers and varietyFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Alex and Joe from Manteo, N.C.,landed this monster amberjack caught aboard the Catch-Em-All' with Capt. Jeff Shelar.See Fishing,2BChris Johnson Captain'sColumn See Eagles,2BSee Conchs,2BSee Hurricanes,2BSee Dolphins,2B

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Call Laura at 743-5551 High School of Tallahassee. Sands went 2-for-3. Tyler Hudson, Erick Enriquez and Juan Casanova all added single hits. Kalen Carter (save) and Danny Wollangk each threw an inning of relief. Coral Shores fell to eventual tournament champion, Battle Ground Academy of Franklin, Tenn., in a 12-3 decision Thursday. The Canes managed just three scattered singles against Battle Grounds pitching while the Wildcat offense took advantage of eight hits and seven walks allowed by a corps of four Cane pitchers. Coral Shores slumped in a March 21 game against Seabreeze of Daytona Beach, 17-5. Probably our worst game of the year, Meyers assessed. The Hurricanes were scheduled to visit District 16-4Afoe St. Brendan on Tuesday (results pending at press time).Coral Shores hosts three home games at Founders Park next week, including a 7 p.m. April 3 contest against Marathon High School. The Canes also play Immokalee at 7 p.m. Monday and Ransom Everglades at 7 p.m. April 5.Canes, Fins playFrom Hurricanes,1BRaquel Schoneck had two hits.In the second game Friday, the Conchs defeated Miami Sunset, 16-0, scoring 10 runs in the third inning. Savannah Hawthorne went all the way on the mound, allowing only a bloop single. Galvan had a home run and two singles, Lauren Schoneck had a homer, a double and a single, and Leci Archer had a triple. The Conchs returned home with a 6-11 record and will host a four-team tournament this weekend at the Back Yard.On Friday night, Marathon (9-7) will play Riverdale at 6 and Key West will face Sarasota at 8. Four games will follow on Saturday: Riverdale-Sarasota at 10, Key West-Marathon at noon, Marathon-Sarasota at 2 and Key West-Riverdale at 4.Conchs host tourneyFrom Conchs,1B runs on one hit, two walks and a strikeout in two innings of relief. Carlos OFarrill led the Dolphins at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI. Ian Almodovar was 1-for-3 with a walk, RBI and two stolen bases. Senior Drew Thornbrugh pitched four innings against Windermere. He allowed 10 runs on seven hits and six walks. Freshman Kyle Pierce pitched two innings in relief, striking out two while allowing one run on one hit.Almodovar walked four times, stole four bases and scored four runs in the loss. OFarrill was 2-for-4 with two triples and four RBI, while Yoniel Esquirol went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and RBI.Pierce started against Orlando Christian and allowed no runs over five innings. He struck out six, walked none and allowed just three hits. OFarrill had a triple and three RBI, Esquirol had a triple and two RBI and Almodovar had a double and two RBI. Thornbrugh was 2for-4, while Jesse Deluca, Sean Roussin and Kevin McKeon each had a hit. Gonzalez started against First Academy and pitched 3.1 innings. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits. Esquirol had two RBI, while OFarrill had a triple and a RBI in the loss.The Dolphins were scheduled to return to action Tuesday against District 16 opponent Somerset Academy, but results were not available at press time. Marathon is slated to host Palmer Trinity School Friday at 6 p.m.Palmer to visitFrom Dolphins,1BBoys at 6-2The baseball Eagles (6-2) lost their second game of the regular season in an 8-0 decision to Colonial Christian. With senior slugger Kadian Carter missing the game because of a school commitment, the Eagles struggled at the plate. Island Christian travels to Westwood Christian on Friday, the clubs last game before Spring Break. Marathon High School visits Islamorada on April 13 for the Eaglesnext home game.Eagles hit the roadFrom Eagles,1B Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos are still offering up mangrove snapper in the 14to 16-inch range. There are also good numbers of sea trout in the same areas.Alittle further out on the bay wrecks and rough spots, there have been a few cobia along with plenty of catchand-release grouper and fair numbers of Florida pompano.The news weve all been waiting for is that the tarpon bite is improving at the bridges with each passing day. Most are in the 40to 80-pound category, and live mullet or live pinfish are the bait of choice right now.The weeks bestCapt. T.J. Yzenas of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon reports the yellowtail and kingfish bite on the reef remains excellent. Each of his groups brought back nice catches of snapper and at least one king mackerel in the 15to 30-pound class.Capt. Jeff Shelar, of CatchEm-All Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon, also reports good yellowtail fishing in 70 feet of water. His anglers caught 18to 24-inch fish.Capt. Jeff Knapp of Beckoning Sportfishing out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon is having good luck with the tarpon at the Seven Mile Bridge. Cleison Cunha, from Brazil, lost a good fight with an 80-pound class tarpon. The fish ate a mullet in 20-knot winds and nearly jumped in the boat before the Brazilian pulled the hook.John Muskrat Murray, from Wallworth, N.Y., picked a fight with a tarpon in the 110-pound zone on a trip that was truly a fuel burner in 27-knot winds. Murray landed one of five tarpon hooked. The SeaSquared hosted many families on Spring Break last week. We fished in the bay for mangrove snapper and sea trout. We made it to the reef on one outing and were rewarded with a good catch of yellowtail snapper. Catch-andrelease shark fishing rounded out the weeks trips.Bobby Behrens and his friends from Tampa fished with reef with Capt. Kevin Wilson of Knee Deep Charters out of the Geiger Key Marina. They brought in their limit of yellowtail along with 40to 60-pound amberjacks. They also released a 25-pound black grouper.More groups to get their limits of yellowtail with Wilson were Tom Higgins from Key West, his brotherin-law Alex Rende, and Rudy Myers and friends. 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 Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, Sea Squared@ bellsouth.net and www.SeaSquaredCharters.com.80-pound tarpon wins battleFrom Fishing,1BIron-man event coming to KeysBarring permit setbacks with the city of Key West and Monroe County, the Florida Keys could be host to the inaugural Bone Island Triathlon on Jan. 12, 2013. It would be the first irondistance triathlon held in the Keys and, according to race Director Richard Langdon, the only event of its kind in the U.S. in January. Iron-distance triathlons consist of individual competitors swimming 2.4 miles, bicycling 112 miles and running a complete 26.2-mile marathon in a single day.For iron-distance tri-athletes in North America in January, theres really no place to go and compete. If you want to race in January, youd get your passport out and go to the southern hemisphere. Because of the weather and [shorter travel] to the Keys, this offers a huge opportunity, Langdon said.Langdon said hes been working with city of Key West, Monroe County, the Sheriffs Office, Florida Highway Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park officials since last July to plan the event. He said hes in the process of securing special-event permits from Key West and Monroe.When Langdon presented his proposal to the County Commission on March 21, several commissioners raised concerns over traffic delays caused by events like Januarys Ragnar Relay Florida Keys running event. Teams ran the length of the Keys, and their support vehicles blocked traffic for miles in the Lower Keys.Langdon told the commission the triathlon is an individual event and that the swim and run portions would take place in Key West. The proposed bike route reaches as far north as Lower Sugarloaf Key. Were planning to use the Overseas Heritage Trail for the great deal of the cycling, Langdon said.County Administrator Roman Gastesi favors the event and has encouraged county employees and other government officials to compete the past two years in the December Key West Triathlon.Gastesi said the economic impact on the Keys would be substantial, referring to the $3.5 million influx at a similar event in Wilmington, N.C.Whats key here, and what they do well with the Seven Mile Bridge Run, is ahead of time let people know. If you dont want to be around ... you might want to do something else or be just a little more tolerant. Its a lot of money and thats why were here and we should welcome these folks and not try to push them away, he said. Langdon has already opened up registration for the triathlon at www.boneislandtri.com. He said 150 participants are already signed up and that it will be capped at 1,000 as a firstyear event.Langdon said he chose the Keys for the event because he lived here for 20 years. Hes a graduate of Key West High School and knows well the party atmosphere that draws millions of tourists.The Keys already have a lock on people coming to relax and party. This opens up other opportunities for different kinds of visitors to come to the Keys, he said.Promoter says traffic wont be an issueBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comENDURANCE Keys residents John Fruhmorgen and Chris Usary fished Sunday with Joe Schmidt,commodore of the Key Colony Fishing & Boating Club,and Dave Hora from Chicago and landed 30 nice yellowtails and one cow dolphin aboard the Roll Tideat the reef.TONS OF TAILS

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State Certified ContractorPaul 797-1123 € Phil 7973333Kohler.or.paul@gmail.com € Monroe282@gmail.com Agroup called Surfers For Autism is coming to Marathon on April 14 to introduce their sport to children with disabilities. The Palm Beach County group's mission is simple: "To unlock the potential of people with developmental disabilities and support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism." The philanthropic event will be at Sombrero Beach from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. So what is it? The group describes it like this: "Children and young adults on the autism spectrum and with related special abilities spend the day being pushed into waves by expert instructors, and with no fear of mocking or awkward stares, families can let their guard down and enjoy the moment for a change. "These days are not just about the children, but also the families that deal with so much stress, frustration and uncertainty on a daily basis. Many families withdraw socially for fear of uncomfortable social situations, and SFAevents provide a safe setting where they can just enjoy each other for a day. "While the day is not just about the surfers, they are certainly the focal point. Parents of first-time attendees often arrive on event day with a bit of trepidation, which is certainly understandable. For years or longer, these parents have been told time and time again what their child cannot do. The word cannot'is not in the SFA vocabulary, and the proof surfaces time and time again." The event is free for participating families and also serves as a fundraiser to fund future events. For more specifics, go to http://surfersforautism .org or call Dave Rossman at (561) 315-0407. Wednesday,March 28,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com LivingKeys egg hunts plannedEaster's nearly here, meaning it's time for Easter egg hunts in the Keys. Among them:The Key West library hosts an Easter egg hunt for kids up to age 18 at 1 p.m. April 7 in the Children and Young Adult Department of the library, 700 Fleming St.The event will feature candy, prizes, tattoos, face painting, crafts and more. For more information call 292-3595.The annual Easter egg hunt at Island Community Church in Islamorada brings both fun and photos to kids and their parents as a new group of local photographers joins in to provide portraits. Members of the Florida Keys Photographers will be on hand April 7 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the church's Family Life Center, mile marker 83 bayside. The photographers offer a variety of packages starting at $20, with all profits going to the Florida Keys Children's Shelter."Our group is excited to be part of such a fun event," said Michelle Young de Ron, a member of the four-month-old Florida Keys Photographers. "We get to do what we love and we get to help one of the Keys'most important organizations, the Florida Keys Children Shelter."No appointments are necessary.Divers and snorkelers visiting can become deep sea "egg-splorers" during the 12th annual underwater Easter egg hunt set for April 8 in waters off Key Largo. Spencer Slate of the Atlantis Dive Center, clad in a giant bunny suit and dive gear, hides brightly colored eggs on a shallow coral reef. Real eggs and nontoxic colorings are used to avoid negative environmental impact. Divers and snorkelers are to check in at 8 a.m. at the Atlantis Dive Center, mile marker 106.5 oceanside. Charter fees are to be specially priced at $85 per certified diver, including tanks and weights; $30 per adult snorkeler; and $20 per child including gear. Up to three boats are scheduled to depart Atlantis at 8:30 a.m. To find out more, go to www.captainslate.com .Church, library and the reef among locationsEASTERSpencer Slate spreads eggs along a shallow reef during a previous underwater hunt. Surfers ForAutism coming to KeysGroup's aim: Show kids what they can do MARATHON LIVING BRIEFSCheese steak-eating contest at benefitMr. Z's, a pizza and cheese steak restaurant at 501 Southard St., Key West, is marking its 10th anniversary with a block party to benefit Wesley House Family Services. It's Sunday from noon to four at Southard and Duval streets and includes, of course, food, drinks, kids activities, live music, and the first-ever Key West cheese steak-eating contest. There will be $5 cheese steaks and $1 slices of pizza. Contestant in the cheese steak-eating contest will eat as many hot-dogsized cheese steaks as possible in 10 minutes. The contest starts at 3 p.m. and is $25 to enter. Contestants will receive a complimentary T-shirt and free beer (there will be a juniors eating contest at 2 p.m.).Benvenuti showing his nature photosSanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys'next free event in its monthly film and lecture series is an April 5 presentation by Marathon resident Larry Benvenuti, an excellent nature and underwater photographer. See the Florida Keys through his eyes from the air, land and under the sea at the Marathon Power and Sail Squadron building on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon, behind the Panda House restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m.

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"Yes, you're still using diesel, but you're using it efficiently," said Sally Reuther, who co-owns Annapolis Hybrid Marine, a 3-year-old company that sells hybrid engine systems.Like hybrid boat engine systems, hybrid cars caught on slowly when they were first introduced in the United States. In 2000, hybrid cars represented .06 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States, according to the federal government. Last year, they accounted for 2.11 percent of all vehicles sold in the country.Currently, the number of hybrid boat engine systems sold in this country is so small that the National Marine Manufacturers Association does not collect data on hybrids. But boating industry experts said they expect to see many more sold in coming years. "Everybody is thinking in terms of making this technology work," said Susan Zellers of the Marine Trade Association of Maryland. "We all have to get there eventually." As with other green technologies, Zellers said that she thinks boaters are interested in hybrids but are hesitant to switch because of the cost. Hybrid engine systems cost between 10 percent and 15 percent more than a traditional setup, industry experts said, though they save owners money on gas and maintenance. A36-foot sailboat with a traditional diesel engine can go 350 miles on 50 gallons of fuel, according to Elco Motor Yachts, a New York company that makes electric boat engines. The same boat with a hybrid system can go more than three times as far 1,100 miles with the same amount of fuel, according to the company. Hybrid manufacturers also said they needed to do more to educate boat owners accustomed to buying traditional diesel engines."At first, the response was very skeptical from people who would look at the technology at the boat show," said David DiQuinzio, who coowns Annapolis Hybrid Marine. "But in the space of a year-and-a-half we have seen a shift where instead of, Oh, this will never work'or, Maybe five or 10 years from now this will be for real,'more and more people are beginning to see this works now."Most hybrid cars use an electric motor at low speeds and a gasoline-powered engine at higher speeds. Ahybrid boat does not have two motors, instead using a diesel generator to charge batteries that power an electric motor.Unlike with a traditional diesel boat engine, the electric motor warms up instantly."It's all electronic, it's all computerized. You turn the key and it's ready to go. Instant torque," Reuther said. Sailboat owners are the primary target for hybrid engine systems. The systems are an especially good alternative for sailors who do not want to return their boat to dock each night to charge. In some hybrid systems, the diesel generator also powers all of the on-board electronics like the lights, kitchen appliances and electronic navigation tools.They cost more, but also save you some moneyMcClatchy-Tribune KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,March 28,2012 MANATEES ON PARADEPhoto by WILLIAM PENNThe residents of Columbus Drive on Lower Matecumbe Key were treated to a special visit when a pod of no fewer than eight manatees swam into their canal for an afternoon of sun and fun. What a week fora root canalWhile 63 percent of Americans would like to avoid getting a root canal, even more, 69 percent, want to avoid losing a permanent tooth something a root canal procedure can help prevent.AJanuary survey of 1,014 U.S. adults by the American Association of Endodontists found that Americans want to avoid losing a permanent tooth more than getting the flu, paying taxes or speaking in public. During Root Canal Awareness Week, which is this week, the American Association of Endodontists want to dispel myths surrounding this dental treatment and encourage patients who need a root canal to see an endodontist. "Nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural teeth," says Kenneth Grossman, a Key Largo endodontist. "Root canal treatment can restore an infected tooth to a healthy state that can last a lifetime." More than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the U.S., and thanks to the specialized training of endodontists and advancements in medicine, today's root canal procedures are virtually pain-free. In fact, research shows that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as painless than patients who have not had a root canal.Endodontists dispel myths of procedureTO YOUR HEALTHTeach oral hygiene to kids earlyTurning good dental practices into habits very early can prevent cavities and many other problems down the road. "It's all about making it a routine, which will last a lifetime," says Miles Hall, chief dental officer at Cigna. Some tips: Start early. As soon as a child's first tooth appears, begin cleaning it with a brush and water no toothpaste yet and make a dental appointment. Introduce toothpaste slowly. Kids usually are ready for toothpaste by age 2 or 3 years old. To keep them from swallowing large amounts, put a pea-sized bead of paste on the brush and squash it down into the bristles. Let kids pick out their toothbrushes. Opting for a favorite color or cartoon character helps them feel in control. Make brushing fun. Put on some great music and do a little dancing as part of the nighttime brush-and-floss routine. Parents can brush at the same time so kids can imitate them.Help with flossing. Kids don't need to floss until gaps between their teeth have closed, but they likely won't be coordinated enough to try it on their own until ages 6 to 8. Before that, it's a parent's job.Expand the tooth fairy's role. She doesn't just need to bring money for lost teeth. She also might leave encouraging notes and little rewards for good brushing and flossing.Limit sugary snacks. Emphasize regular meals and healthy snacks, but if kids do eat or drink something sugary, teach them to brush or rinse their mouths with water soon afterward. Talk up the dentist. Don't pass on your hatred of dental appointments or details on your fillings and root canals. Keep it positive: the dentist's office is a fun place that helps kids stay healthy. Good lessons can result in healthy teethMcClatchy-TribuneTO YOUR HEALTH ON THE WATER Keep your dog tickand flea-freeAs the days get longer and warmer, people tend to spend more time outdoors with their four-legged friends. Unfortunately, little critters such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes spend their time outside, too, and your dog makes a very nice home for them.They're not just annoying to your dog. Fleas can lead to severe itching and skin damage, ticks can cause Lyme disease, and mosquitoes can transmit heartworm. To keep your dog safe, the American Kennel Club's AKC Family Dog magazine offers tips to help keep bugs at bay in the March/April 2012 issue. Among them:Start with a tick check. Running your hands through your dog's coat is a great way to find ticks before they strike. By doing this, you'll likely find them while they're still crawling around. Ticks must be attached for several hours to pass a disease on to your dog.Invest in a flea comb. A flea comb is extremely useful. It's small and has tightly spaced teeth that aid in trapping fleas and removing them from your dog's coat.Keep your home dry. Mosquitoes thrive in stagnant water, so eliminate this opportunity. Don't leave open containers of water around your house and turn over empty flower pots.Bathe less frequently. Using spot-on treatments are great, but frequent bathing can make them less effective. Those products are meant to move through skin oils, which can be dried and damaged by shampoo.Miami HeraldOUR PETS LIVING BRIEFSSave-A-Turtle needs surveyorsTurtle nesting season begins April 15 in the Florida Keys, and Save-ATurtle is looking for volunteer nesting surveyors for numerous beaches. They are Sea Oats Beach, Lower Matecumbe Key; Upper Matecumbe Key; West End, Long Key; Long Beach, Big Pine Key; Key Colony Beach; Boca Chica Beach; and Key West beaches.Surveyors must be trained and certified by the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Training is April 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center.To find out more, call Rick Sall at 743-9629. Also at Save-A-Turtle, the group's Monday meeting at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon includes a presentation called "22 years of Shark Biology in the Dry Tortugas" from Wes and Theo Pratt of the Mote Center for Shark Research on Summerland Key. The board meets at 6:30 p.m., the presentation is at 7:30 p.m.

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Wednesday,March 28,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com ACROSS 1Large-mouthed fish 5Puppeteer Lewis 10Ripened 14Likely 19___ above the average:better 20She's Reddy to sing 21Roof overhang 22Cause distaste23Historic April shower?26Pompeii's blanket 27Dregs 28Duck 29Given a hint 30Designer Oscar ___ Renta 31Declaim 32Huckster's helper 33Belgian city 36Actor Kevin of "Sophie's Choice" 37Garden activity 40Songwriter Sammy and family 41Manhattan area in an April shower? 43Feel poorly 44Waste allowance 45Siamese 46Golden Rule word 47___ -fi: 48Attention 49Appropriate April wear? 53Like an igloo's roof55Hit ___:start traveling57Letter sign-off 58Coyly decorous59Ancient Aegean region60Mast spar 61Lubricated 62Not in attendance64Rosinante or Traveller65Slows the horses 68Rectory 69Nielsen gives April showers? 72Half a dance name 73Hill dweller 74Tennyson poem 75Peculiar to one: Comb.form 76___ moss 77RR stop78Northerners in April?82Zoo favorite 83Tanning equipment85"Ars ___,vita brevis"86Grain product 87___ Buena,in San Francisco Bay 88"For ___ sake!" 89Misplaced 90Soprano Lucine of the Met 91Obtuse 92Ava's was barefoot 96On the ___:sailing97Businessman in April?99Matriculate100King-sized sandwich101___ living:work 102Tatum's dad 103Difficult age,often 104Chief honcho of the Aesir 105Procrastinate 106Eliel Saarinen's son DOWN 1Off one's rocker 2Hurt all over 3Pressed charges 4Shrill 5Sheriff's badge 6Would-be redhead's rinse 7"Thanks ___!" 8Ump's counterpart 9Meantime 10Introduces oxygen 11En ___!:fencing cry 12Bacchanalian "Whoopee!" 13Strauss's "___ Rosenkavalier" 14Pecan confection 15Outcome 16"Hamlet"highlight in April? 17Require 18High transits 24Positive responses 25Linda or Dale29Lively Latin bombshell31Fatty acid-related32Thin one's nickname33Eight maids a-singing34Caldwell or Bernhardt 35Ethel Barrymore's April fib?36Former NJ governor37Kicks a pigskin 38More pleasant 39Move smoothly 41Bygone Bara 42Beverage unit 45Characteristic 49"Death Be Not Proud"poet 50Excessive:Prefix 51Kitchen gadget 52RamŽe's pen name 53Fleur ___ 54Premonitory signal 56Fish eggs 58Muralist Rivera 60Book repository 61Avifauna 62Pile up 63African people 64Minestrone,et al. 66"___ dream..." 67Birth-related 69Argentinean plain70Model/actress Cheryl71Brainstorm 74Cobra's cousin 76Parquet circle 78"Newhart"brothers 79Fine French lace 80___ hot:so-so81Prepared to propose82Popular pasta sauce84Use as a prop 86TV comedian Tim 88Laboratory dish 89Blackmore's Doone 90"Rule Britannia" composer 91Mortgage paper 92Sandburg or Reiner 93Terrier type 94Char slightly 95Cartoonist Peter 96Gambler's act97"The ___" ,of rock n'roll98New Guinea seaport Observer crossword puzzle "April Showers"Solution in the March 31 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the March 24 puzzle. COASTIES HOST ATHLETESU.S.Coast Guard Sector Key West hosted several Monroe County Special Olympics athletes last Wednesday.Fortyfive athletes and their families attended the third annual event dedicated to educating the athletes about the Coast Guard's role and mission,and Special Olympics programs.They toured an HH-65 rescue helicopter and the cutter Kodiak Island,'a 110-foot patrol boat,and got a ride on a special-purpose vessel. Paddleboarders race around KWPaddleboard and selfpropelled watercraft enthusiasts are to circumnavigate the Southernmost City during the 12-mile Key West Paddleboard Classic. It's not until May 10 through 13 but those planning to take part might want to start planning now. The race is scheduled May 12 and is open to paddlers on standup paddleboards, prone boards, outrigger canoes, dory boats, surf skis and kayaks. The 2011 race drew more than 250 participants and organizers expect the 2012 registration to exceed that. The racing action kicks off with a 7:30 a.m. registration and expo opening. A 9:30 a.m. racers'meeting precedes the 10 a.m. water start from Smathers Beach. The course takes competitors past landmarks such as the Southernmost Point marker, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Mallory Square. Upon completing their circumnavigation of the island, racers finish at Smathers Beach. Paddlers preferring a shorter course can compete in a four-mile open race scheduled at 10:15 a.m. The event supports the Florida Keys'Special Olympics organization, and two Special Olympics athletes are to take part in the open race. In addition, a 2 p.m. exhibition race is scheduled at Smathers featuring 10 to 16 Special Olympics athletes. An awards celebration is planned for 6 p.m. at the Smokin'Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St. Highlights include acknowledgement of the top finishers, prize drawings for all participants, live music, food and drink. Other weekend activities include a private catamaran sunset sail May 10, where racers can preview part of the course and get tips from race director Michael Westenberger. A1 to 4 p.m. standup paddleboard clinic is set for May 11, followed by a 6 to 10 p.m. kickoff party at the Hard Rock Cafe, 313 Duval St. Events are to end May 13 with a poolside barbecue brunch at the Hyatt Windward Pointe, 3675 S. Roosevelt Blvd. The Key West Paddleboard Classic is one of seven racing challenges in the World Paddle Association's 2012 National Race Series.For event information, go to www.keywestpaddle boardclassic.com .Fundraiser for Special Olympics to draw hundredsKEY WESTBook celebrates best of the best chefsLong after James Beard helped trigger a cult of cooking in the United States, the foundation named for him continues to recognize the nation's top chefs in the field.Now, the 25th anniversary of the foundation will be celebrated with a new book "The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best" complete with stories on and recipes from 21 chefs who have won the group's Outstanding Chef honor."I took my appetite on an adventure," said Kit Wohl, the author, who spent two years traveling the country to talk with those renowned chefs and get an insider's peak at their kitchens and philosophies. "It was wonderful to see how American cuisine has evolved over the last 25 years." The evolution of the food craze, and the transformation of chefs into new rock stars, was certainly sparked by the group in this book. The James Beard awards honor those who follow in the footsteps of Beard, considered the dean of American cooking when he died in 1985.When Wolfgang Puck opened Spago in 1982, Wohl writes, the Beverly Hills restaurant that achieved such fame was "never intended to be a particularly fancy or glamorous place." But Orson Wells, a man who once said gluttony is not a secret vice, started dining there and word of his love of the restaurant quickly spread. What kept the crowds coming back was the food. Puck the first Beard Foundation honoree and the only person to win the award twice also instituted many of the practices now considered routine in restaurants, Wohl said, including an open kitchen, focusing on fresh, local produce, and emphasizing a new casually elegant style of dining. Along the way, chefs not only learned from each other, Wohl said, they continued to innovate, introducing new styles of cooking and new forms of presentation. "Each chef brought something unusual, different into play," Wohl said. "If you start with Puck and moved on to recent years, you can see how styles in cooking and presentation have changed." And though she dealt with a group of super stars of the food world, used to ruling their kitchens and restaurants completely, Wohl said they were surprisingly free of the massive egos one might expect. "I think they worked so hard to get where they are they can relax now," Wohl said. "They've proven their point."Wohl said Thomas Keller of the French Laundry and the 1997 winner of the award was more typical of the attitude she found in her time with the chefs. After visiting the restaurant's garden, Wohl said they returned to the test kitchen beside it and Keller kicked off his clogs, "turned on Sting and then was on his hands and knees wiping up footprints from the garden." She also had bread balls flung at her by Michel Richard as he drew at his kitchen table in Citronelle in Washington, D.C., and found Judy Rogers of Zuni Caf in San Francisco had pencils holding her top knot of hair in place so she could always have one handy for her constant note taking. And she was told by Tom Colicchio, of Craft in New York, that he was not a celebrity chef. "Brad Pitt isn't called a celebrity actor," he points out. "I'm not a celebrity. I'm a chef," Wohl said.21 profiled with some of their recipesAssociated PressTHE DINNER TABLE LIVING BRIEFSTaste of the Islands comes to Key ColonyThe Marathon Business and Professional Women's Club has its 15th annual Taste of the Islands set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Key Colony Beach City Park. Participating restaurants are Bilbo's, the Flip Flop Candy Shoppe, Juice Paradise Cuban Cafe, Keys Fisheries, Leigh Ann's Coffee House, Lencho's, the Marathon Yacht Club, the Plaza Grill and Sweet Savannah's. Beer and wine will be available.The Keyker's clothing store will present a fashion shows, Linda Lee Byars plays music throughout the day and the Zonta Club of Marathon will have a rubber-ducky race in the canal behind City Hall. The Big Kahuna will also be crowned. Candidates are Josie Koler and Julie Johnson. In addition, there will be live and silent auctions.To find out more, call C.M. Bishop at 743-9052 or send an e-mail to Bishop cm@bellsouth.net.Night in Old Havana benefits MontessoriThe fifth annual Night in Old Havana fundraiser for the Treasure Village Montessori Middle School in Islamorada is planned for 6 to 11 p.m. April 7 at the Elks Club in Tavernier, mile marker 92 bayside.The night includes the Cuban band La Charanga Tipica Tropical. The 12-piece band is known as one of Cuba's best salsa bands. Throughout the years, it's performed internationally, at Miami's Calle Ocho and with Cuban greats such as Celia Cruz.Cuban artist Carmen Sotolongo Kelley of the Key Largo Art Gallery will display her paintings of her homeland during cocktail hour and a silent auction. There will also be a Cuba Libre cash bar, domino tables and cigar lounge. Tickets are $75 per person. This includes appetizers, traditional Cuban cuisine, entry into the silent auction and four hours of entertainment. For tickets, contact Marlen Weeks at 394-1680.Samuel's House lauds volunteersThe board Samuel's House, which houses homeless women and their children in Key West, is honoring 10 Key West men and women on April 12 for their philanthropy and volunteer efforts.The Women of Integrity and Men of Valor Dinner is at 6:30pm at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort on South Roosevelt Boulevard. The proceeds benefit the programs of Samuel's House. Cost is $50 per person. Call Mindy McKenzie at 2960240, Ext. 11, for tickets.

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,March 28,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A d / 7601000 INTHECOUNTYCOURTIN A NDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO:04CC194P A SSETACCEPTANCE,LLC Plaintiff, Vs. PRESTONCJENNINGS, Defendant, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa FinalSummaryJudgment enteredbytheCountyCourtin andforMonroeCounty,Florida onthe29thdayDecember, 2005,andbyvirtueofaWritof Executionissuedintheabove styledcauseonthe26thdayof October,2011,I,RobertP. Peryam,SheriffofMonroe County,Floridahavelevied uponandwillofferforsaleand selltothehighestbidderfor cash,subjecttoanymortgages orliensthereon,inthemorning onthe23rddayofApril,2012, at11:00A.M.atGuysTowing 99060OverseasHwy.,Key Largo,Florida,theinterestsof PRESTONCJENNINGS defendantinexecution,inthe followingdescribedproperty, subjecttoanyandallother liens,taxes,judgments,or encumbranceswhatsoever: SPECIFICDESCRIPTIONOF PROPERTY Vehicle: 2002VOLKSWAGEN EUROVAN VehicleIdentificationNo.: WV2MB47022H090881 DATEDthis19thdayofMarch, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishMarch21,28,April4, 11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7603000 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2012CP15M INRE:ESTATEOF JOHNG.SMALE Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJOHNG.SMALE,deceased, whosedateofdeathwas November19,2011,and whosesocialsecuritynumber isxxx-xx-8536,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,FL33050.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisMarch21,2012. PersonalRepresentative: CatherineS.Caldemeyer 1104FullerStreet Cincinnati,OH45202 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RichardW.Winesett FloridaBarNo.159146 A VERY,WHIGHAM& WINESETT,PA PostOfficeBox610 FortMyers,FL33902 Telephone:239-334-7040 PublishMarch21,28,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 7707700 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonApril20,2012 in accordancetoFloridaStatute Section713.78forunpaid towing&storage. FLORIDA KEYSTOWING,INC .reserves therighttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids.All vehicles/vesselsaresoldasis. 1.1999CHEVROLET VIN:1GNFK16R5XJ552525 PublishMarch28,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7708800 NOTICEOFINTENTIONTO CONSIDERADOPTIONOF COUNTYORDINANCE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOWHOMITMAYCONCERN thatonApril18,2012at3:00 P.M.,orassoonthereafteras maybeheard,attheHarvey GovernmentCenter,1200 TrumanAvenue,KeyWest, MonroeCounty,Florida,the BoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Florida,intendsto considertheadoptionofthe followingCountyordinance: ANORDINANCE REPEALINGMONROE COUNTYCODESECTION 13-1;PROVIDINGFOR SEVERABILITY;PROVIDING FORTHEREPEALOFALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENTHEREWITH; PROVIDINGFOR INCORPORATIONINTOTHE MONROECOUNTYCODEOF ORDINANCES;PROVIDING FORANEFFECTIVEDATE. PursuanttoSection286.0105, FloridaStatutes,noticeisgiven thatifapersondecidesto appealanydecisionmadeby theBoardwithrespecttoany matterconsideredatsuch hearingsormeetings,hewill needarecordofthe proceedings,andthat,forsuch purpose,hemayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecord oftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthe testimonyandevidenceupon whichtheappealistobe based. ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisability whoneedsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthis proceeding,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,no laterthanfive(5)calendar dayspriortothescheduled meeting;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call  711  DatedatKeyWest,Florida,this 21stdayofMarch,2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE, ClerkoftheCircuitCourt andexofficioClerkoftheBoard ofCountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida PublishMarch28,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7740200 INVITATIONTOBID NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS thattheMonroeCountySchool Districtwillreceivebidsforthe following: ITBNO.506 HVACSERVICE CONTRACTORMIDDLE/UPPERKEYS FACILITIES RFQ/ITBNO.508 Y EARBOOKPUBLISHING SERVICES Biddocumentsmaybe requestedfromDemandStar bycalling1-800-711-1712or bygoingtothewebsite www.demandstar.comorby goingto www.keysschools.com.The publicrecorddocumentis availableatthePurchasing Department,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040. A llbidsmustbereceivedonor before 2PMTuesday,April 17th,2012 specifiedinthebid documents.TheMonroe CountySchoolDistrict reservestheright,atitssole discretion,toacceptorreject anyandallbidsandtowaive informalitiesorirregularities whenitisinthebestinterestof theBoardtodoso. PublishMarch28,31,April4, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7517900 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION A A CASENO.442011CA000884 FANNIEMAE(FEDERAL NATIONALMORTGAGE A SSOCIATION) Plaintiff, vs. DEANA.FERRERIO;KIVA FERRERIO;BANKOF A MERICA,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION;UNKNOWN PERSON(S)INPOSSESSION OFTHESUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedMarch2, 2012,andenteredinCaseNo. 442011CA000884,ofthe CircuitCourtofthe16th JudicialCircuitinandfor MONROECounty,Florida. FANNIEMAE(FEDERAL NATIONALMORTGAGE A SSOCIATION)isPlaintiff andDEANA.FERRERIO; KIVAFERRERIO;UNKNOWN PERSON(S)INPOSSESSION OFTHESUBJECT PROPERTY;BANKOF A MERICA,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION;are defendants.Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashATTHEFRONTDOOR OFTHEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,LESTER BUILDING,AT500 WHITEHEADSTREET,KEY WESTINMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,at11:00a.m.,onthe 10dayofApril,2012,the followingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT1,BLOCK4,EDENAIRE, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK4,PAGE32, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDS OFMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,TOGETHERWITH THEWESTERLYONE-HALF OFMARLINSTREETAS SHOWNONTHE A FOREMENTIONEDPLAT LYINGSOUTHERLYOF PEARLAVENUEALSO SHOWNONSAIDPLATAND LYINGADJACENTTOSAID LOT1,BLOCK4,EDENAIRE A NDBEINGMORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED A SFOLLOWS: BEGINATTHESOUTHEAST CORNEROFLOT1,BLOCK4, EDENAIRE,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 4,PAGE32OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA;THENCE NORTH9B30EAST,ALONG THEWESTERLYLINEOF SAIDMARLINSTREET,A DISTANCEOF85.00FEETTO THEPOINTOFCURVATURE OFACURVETOTHELEFT, HAVINGARADIUSOF25.00 FEET,ACENTRALANGLE OF90B0000TOTHELEFT, HAVINGARADIUSOF25.00 FEET;ACENTRALANGLE OF90B0000,TANGENT LENGTHOF25.00:FEET; THENCEALONGTHEARC OFSAIDCURVE,ANARC CHORDLENGTHOF35.36 FEET;THENCEALONGTHE A RCOFSAIDCURVE,AN A RCLENGTHOF39.27FEET TOTHEPOINTOF TANGENCYOFSAIDCURVE; THENCENORTH80B30 EAST,ALONGTHE SOUTHERLYLINEOFSAID PEARLAVENUE,A DISTANCEOF50.00FEET; THENCESOUTH9B30 EAST,ALONGTHE CENTERLINEOFSAID MARLINSTREET,A DISTANCEOF110.00FEET; THENCESOUTH80B30 WEST,ALONGTHE SOUTHERLYLINEOFSAID EDENAIRESUBDIVISION,A DISTANCEOF25.00FEETTO THEPOINTOFBEGINNING. A personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60days afterthesale. Datedthis12dayofMarch, 2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkofsaidCourt ByM.Arguez A sDeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwith disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCherylAlfonso, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest, FL33040,(305)292-3423,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceiving thisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days; ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad,Ste.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 PublishMarch21,28,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 7710100 STATEOFFLORIDA DEPARTMENTOF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICEOFDRAFTPERMIT TheDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtection herebyprovidesNoticethata Draftpermithasbeenprepared fortheproposedprojectas detailedintheapplication specifiedherein,forthe reasonscontainedbelow;the applicant,Mr.EdwardNoga, DirectoroftheSouthEastern A quatechnologies,Incapplied onFebruary06,2012tothe DepartmentofEnvironmental Protectionforapermitto constructone,(1),ClassV, Group9,InjectionWell(IW-1), system.Theprojectislocated at16363rdStreet,Marathon, MonroeCounty,FL.(DEPFile No309867-001-UC/5W).The purposeofthefacilityistoinject non-hazardousindustrial wastewaterfromtheSouth EasternAquatechnologies,Inc, totheproposedIW-1injection well.Injectionwillbeintothe KeyLargoorMiamiLimestone Formationsanticipatedto occurat,orimmediately,below landsurfacewithintheareaof proposedwellconstruction. TheDepartmentwillaccept publiccommentconcerning thisproposedpermitactionfor aminimumof30daysfollowing publicationofthisNotice.Any interestedpersonmaysubmit writtencommentsonthedraft permitandmayrequesta publicmeetingwithin30days ofthepublicnotice.Arequest forapublicmeetingshallbein writingandshallstatethe natureoftheissuesproposed toberaisedinthemeeting.Ifa publicmeetingislater scheduled,therewillbe another30-daynoticeperiod forthatmeeting.Written commentsorapublicmeeting requestmaybesubmittedto theDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtection,P.O. Box2549,FortMyers,Florida 33902-2549.Allcomments receivedwithinthe30-day periodwillbeconsideredin formulationoftheDepartments finaldecisionregardingpermit issuance.PleasecontactMr. DavidRhodes,P.G.,at(239) 344-5687toarrangeforthe publicmeeting. Theapplication,draftpermit, andfactsheetareavailablefor publicinspectionduringnormal businesshours,8:00a.m.to 5:00p.m.,Mondaythrough Friday,exceptlegalholidays,at theDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtection, SouthDistrict,2295Victoria A ve,FortMyers,Florida33902. A dditionalinformation concerningthisprojectmaybe obtainedbycontactingDavid Rhodes,P.G.at(239) 344-5687. PublishMarch28,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7728700 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIALCIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO.: 2008-CA-000972-P WACHOVIAMORTGAGE, F.S.B.f/k/aWORLDSAVINGS A A BANK Plaintiff, v. CARIDADMARQUEZ,etal. Defendants. AMENDEDNOTICEOFSALE Noticeisherebygiven, pursuanttoFinalJudgmentfor thePlaintiffenteredinthiscase onFebruary28,2012inthe CircuitCourtofMonroe County,Florida,Iwillselltothe propertysituatedinMonroe County,Floridadescribedas: LOT13,INBLOCK7,OFKEY LARGOBEACH, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK2ATPAGE 149OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA. andcommonlyknownas 33SEAGATEBLVD,KEY LARGO,FLORIDA33037; includingthebuilding, appurtenances,andfixtures locatedtherein,atpublicsale, tothehighestbidder,forcash, atKeyWestCourthouse,500 WhiteheadStreet,KeyWest, FL33040inat11:00AMonthe 10thdayofApril,2012. A nypersonsclaimingan interestinthesurplusfromthe sale,ifany,otherthanthe propertyownerasofthedateof thelispendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. Datedthis22dayofMarch, 2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE,Clerk ClerkoftheCircuitCourt By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk PublishMarch28,April4,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 7740500 NOTICEOFSALE FEDERALLIENCORP. will sellatPublicSaleatAuction thefollowingvesselstosatisfy lienpursuanttoChapter328.17 oftheFloridaStatutesonApr. 12,2012at10A.M. Lot / :B284651987STN1; Reg / FL3340NG;HullID / STN31250L687;Locatedat:A Boat4Fun,Inc.97951 OverseasHwy.POBox 370888,KeyLargo,FL33037 (305)852-2025;Owner: CAROLYNFAYRODGERS,4 GRASSYRD,KEYLARGO,FL 33037;Customer:CAROL RODGERS/JASONHALLER, 116GRANADAST, FAYETTEVILLE,AR72703; Lienholder:NONE;Lien A mount:$5,620.00 A nyperson(s)claimingany interest(s)intheabovevessels contact: FEDERALLIEN CORP.(954)384-7171 25%BuyersPremium *ALL AUCTIONSAREHELDWITH RESERVE* LIC / AB0000288 PublishMarch28,April4,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A CarpenterWanted! MusthavevalidDrivers Licensewithdependable transportation.Pleasefax resumeto305-852-3062 FAMILYPLUMBING COMPANY hiring sewerinstaller. Musthave exp.andFLD.L.Equipment operatorisaplus.743-4245 HAIRDRESSERNEEDED ForbusysaloninMarathon. Pleasecall (305)849-0466 HOUSEKEEPERNeededSaturdays Call305-743-8446, Marathon Insurance/InvestigationCo. Workfromhomeaftertrained. Word&Excelexp.required. MustspeakclearEnglish& lovebeingonthephone& computerallday.$10/hr.Send resume:peggy…masterco.com MECHANIC 10yearsexp,mustbefluentin Modis,Alldata&Mitchell5. A pply2525OverseasHwy, Marathon. PLUMBER-MARATHON Experiencedonly.Musthave cleandrivingrecordandbe abletopassdrugtest. (305)731-7797 POOLMAINTENANCE PERSON ForMiddleKeys.Fulltime. Musthaveowntruck. ContactKim305-743-8388 PTMerchandiser toservice magazinesinMarathon.Apply onlineatwww.apply2jobs.com/ selectmerchandisingservices orcallSusan…770-354-3994 SunshineKeyRVResortIs NowHiring forMaintenance, FrontDeskandHousekeeping. Fun,relaxedatmosphere. BackgroundcheckandDL required.Applyinpersonat Office,MM38,justsouthofthe 7MileBridge.305-872-2217 WANTED LobsterTrapRepairmen. $12/hr.ConchKey. (305)743-2165 WANTED-SAILINGCOUPLE tomanagesmallsailingresort. Work1day/weekwithpay. Freedockageand/orapt.No pets/smkrs. 305-743-8454 WatersportsAttendantF/T forbusycompanyinIslamorada.Mustbehardworking& dependable.Weekends&valid dr.lic.amust!305-896-2915 WINEDISTRIBUTOR seeks Part-TimeSalesPersonor ManufacturingRepresentative Faxresumeto 813-443-5206 A A UHSSNEEDS: CNA€HAJ€CHORES/ HANDYMAN .Keyswide PleasecallJohn305-256-7200

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Wednesday,March 28,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. A A A A A A Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 A A LOGO Dummy032 Error: 1 Dummy0326-16:08:02 4 x 9.5 (134.118) Dummy Dummy A A CENTENNIALBANK isseekingcandidatesfor Teller, Part-timeinIslamorada Teller, Full-timeinKeyLargo CentennialBankisseekinga candidateforouropenTeller positionsintheUpperKeys. Mustbeflexibletowork occasionalSaturdayhours. Tellerexperienceandexcellent customerserviceskills required.Toapply,pleasego to:https://homebancshares. applicantharbor.com.Ifyou haveanyquestions,call JackieGrasley,305-676-3004 A nEqualOpportunity EmployerM/F/D/V OFFICEMANAGER FORAUTOREPAIRSHOP. Experienceinautorepair preferred.2525OverseasHwy, Marathon. A A Hover-Tour.comishiring experienced MARINE MECHANIC forDieselengines inKeyLargo.Call (305)904-3847tomakean appointment.Tofindoutmore aboutusgotoHover-Tour.com A A BIGPINEKEYFISHING LODGE islookingfora housekeeper ,8am-3pm. Willincludeatleastone weekendday.Applyinperson. CATCH53RESTAURANT NOWHIRINGFORALL POSITIONS. Pleaseapplyinperson,behind HolidayInnExpress,Marathon DISHWASHERWANTED BARRACUDAGRILL $15perhour.Applyinperson 4290OverseasHwy, Marathon. EXPERIENCEDFRONT DESKCLERK -Mustbe flexibletoworknights& weekends.ApplyBananaBay Resort,4590O/SHwy,Mrthn. EXPERIENCEDHELPONLY€BreakfastCook€PrepCook€LineCook€Host/Hostess€Waitstaff€Bartender€BusPerson€FrontofHouseManagers A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. ExperiencedHousekeepers needed.Excellentpay.Must haveownTransportation. ContinentalInn,KCB. EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPERS MustspeakEnglish.Applyin person,BananaBayResort, 4590O/SHwy.,Marathon F/TPersonsneededforcarry outrestaurant.inIslamorada Service€Counter€Cashier. Exp.preferred.Breakfast& Lunch.Bkgrndchk.481-4840 FrontDesk/Reservationist Condorental.Parttime/flexible. Musthaverentalexperience, computerskills,theabilityto multi-taskandbeorganized. ContinentalInn.Emailresume toadmin…marathonresort.com FULLTIMEBREAKFAST ANDLUNCHCOOKNEEDED Willingtotrain.Apply TheStuffedPig,Marathon. IMMEDIATEHIRING€BreakfastServers€DiningRoomCaptains withknowledgeofwine€DinnerFoodRunners HIDEAWAYCAFECall Robertat289-1554between 10am-noonforappointment. LASIESTARESORT& MARINA locatedinIslamorada hasanimmediateopeningfora PARTTIMEFRONTDESK CLERK.PleasecallDanat 305-664-2132. RESORTHELP Immediateopening FRONTDESK RESERVATIONIST Marathon797-1707 WORKONTHEOCEAN CabanaBreezesnowhiring€SERVERS€BARBACK€BUSSER€HOSTESS A pply401E.OceanDr.,KCB. Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com YOU HAVE IT.

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,March 28,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A LOGO Dummy032 Error: 1 Dummy0326-16:14:31 3 x 4.0 (56.4706) Dummy Dummy A A LookingforaLocal Business? Alsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A LookingforaLocalService? A lsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A BUYINGCOINS AMERICAN Penniesto ALL largecurrency. PrivateCollectorPays TopDollar!(305)743-5780 PRIVATECOLLECTOR SEEKINGWOODCARVINGS BYCHRISDUBE ph561-324-9778 buffet49…bellsouth.net A A PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 A A DUCKKEY MULTI-FAMILYYARDSALE Fri&Sat.8-2 250W.SeaviewDrive. Somethingforeveryone!! DUCKKEY SAT,3/31,8-12. Patiofurniture,kitchenitems, clothing,lotsofdecorative householditems&more. 232W.SeaviewDr. DUCKKEY SAT,(3/31)9-4. 1102INDIESDR.SOUTH. New&nearlynewhardware, lightingfixtures,misc.household,clothing&muchmore! MOVINGSALE! Sat3/31Only! 8am-2pmFurn -brandnew sectional,bedrmfurn ,formal diningroom,chaise,22center consoleAquaSport,childrens books,toys,Webkinz,much more!!270AzaleaStreetPKC Call305-517-6224 Y ARDSALE,2DAYSONLY, FRIDAY&SATURDAY,8-2. Somethingforeveryone. 30324EagleLane,MM30, BigPineKey. A A APPLIANCES -Allarewhite. GE:€Rangeself-clean,elec. $200€Refrigw/icemaker, 18.2cuft.$200€Spacemaker Microwavew/exhaust.$100 AMANA: BottomFreezer/ Refrigw/icemaker.22cuft. $400 Lvemsge305-743-2561 BATHROOMVANITY Brandnew,modern,double sink,abovecounter,wall mount,espressofinish, 68in.w/mirrors&shelves. Stillinbox.Paid$1800. Call305-393-0802 USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506 UTILITYTRAILER -6x12, PaceAmericaWorkSport w/workbench,shelves.Good tires&spare.Makeoffer.Buy onegetonefree!305-684-1941 A A A1/1COTTAGE-FULLY furnished.Incl.Util. ‚ Wifi& Sat.TV.$975/mo.F/S.Annual lease.MM100Bayside.Ref. 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A nnual.Nosmoking.F/L/S Furn.$3500305-481-0757 SummerlandKey,2/2ground level ,refurbished,beautifully landscapedyard,cornerlot,on waterw/dock,storagebldg. $1600,F/L/S.305-393-1415 SUMMERLANDKEY Oceanfront2/2, W/D,A/C, dock,boatbasin,beach. $1,800/mo.Petsconsidered. 561-371-9838,561-588-4919 TAVERNIER2/1Unfurn. FullKit.w/granitetops.Useof pool/hottub.Nosmkng/pets. $1500/Incl.util.,cable/wifi. F/L/S.305-664-1624.Lv.Msg. A A ISLAMORADA-1BR.FURN. onBaysidecanalw/dockage, pool,W/D,&util.NoSmoking. Sec.depositreqd.$1000/mo. Call609-377-1000 KEYLARGO1BR/1BA AFFORDABLEDUPLEX. Unfurnished,W/D. $750/mo. ‚ Sec.,Utilities included.305-240-4928 MARATHON-1/1Duplex A /C,granitecounters,tileflrs, storage,W/Dhkup.Lawnmaint incl.$1,000/mo. ‚ utils. AKEYREALESTATE 305-872-4144 A A MARATHON1BR,1BA, washer/dryeronpremises. Quietstreet-idealforsingle, smallpetOK.$900/mo includeswater.305-743-6791 MARATHON 26thST. Smallefficiency. Waterincl.$575mo. First/Last/$400sec. 305-394-3923 MARATHONEFFICIENCY OceanIslesgatedcommty. Furn,onthewater!Clubhouse w/pool,N/S,nopets.$800/mo 386-308-4071;386-467-1966 MARATHONLarge2brapt. veryclean,quietneighborhood, offstreetparking.W/D.Heat& airincl.Furnished.$1300. F/L/S.CallLew609-425-7800 MARATHONOCEANFRONT Cutefurnishedapt:Livrm,Fam rm,BR,Kitchen,Bath.Large porch.Avail4/15thru11/15. $1,200 ‚ util.305-289-3007 MM881BEDROOM A partment.Electric andwaterincludedfor $600.00amonth!Call 305-451-4502 PLANTATIONKEYMM89.2 1BRFurn.,rearupstairs,Apt w/laundryonsite.$1050/mo. incl.utilities.F/S.Call 305-517-6252,305-664-7252 2006PARKMODELTRAILER FORRENT KeysRVPark.Fully furnished.$600/moF/L/S. 305-731-5042 A A MarathonRoomForRent $500/mo ‚ 1/2util,$250sec. W/D.Pre-payforApril,movein now!Verifiableincomereq.d. Nosmkg,pets.(305)923-1101 A A A AGulffrontMarathonHome onGulfstreamBlvd.2BR/2BA, groundlevel.Sunsetsevery night!Furn,dockage.Nicearea $3250/mo ‚ security.Monthly min.Nopets.800-634-7653 AAGulffrontMarathonHome onGulfstreamBlvd.2BR/2BA, groundlevel.Sunsetsevery night!Furn,dockage.Nicearea $3250/mo ‚ security.Monthly min.Nopets.800-634-7653 KEYLARGOMM96. Ocean side.Directoceanaccess w/Oceanviews!Furn,3br,2ba/ 2br,2ba.Seasonalorannual. Call786-258-3127 MM973BR/3BAFURNISHED HOME. Avail.Apr-May.The HarborageSub.,w/comm. pool.$1600/mo.incl. utilities.Call305-978-3900 SecludedSolarPowered 2BR2BAHomeoncanal w/DockageLocatedonNo NameKeyMonthlyRates 561-736-0786 A A HeartOfMarathonOfficeorretail.1000sqft.Next toPublix,thenewWalgreens andmarina. 561-743-3745 MARATHONCommspace 2,450sqftofficeplusstorage. 180frontfootageonUS / 1. Lotsofprkg.Industrialzoned warehouses,980sfw/office& 350sfspace.CallJohn 587-7529,Kurt481-4838 MARATHON OFFICEOR RETAIL Primecorner,1100sf.Nextto Wendys,acrossfrompost office.CallJim305-481-7557 MARATHONUS1 CommercialSpaceAvail. 1000sf,$1/sf ‚ util,taxes& insur.Yardspacealso available.305-923-9542 MARATHON US1 FRONTAGE 8301OverseasHwy. Commericalbuildingforrent. 2300sf.Call305-289-0802 A A KEYLARGO Nice,quietpark, beautifulsunsets.Permanent RV/mobilehomesites.Adults only,petsunder15lbs. $480 ‚ utils.305-451-2911 RVLOTSFORRENT Marathon InAdultPark Pleasecall305-743-6519 RVLOTSFORRENT DocksAvail .Islamorada Bayside,MM81.5.Full hook-ups.Weekly,Seasonal, A nnual Call305-393-3377 A A BESTBUYINMARATHON SOMBREROAREA. 3BR2 BAstilthomeoncanal.Ocean view! Belowmarket. Willconsideryrlylease.305-304-9188 KEYLARGO,MM103,GALE PLACE. Doublewidemodular 3/2,possible2family.Excellent condition.$120,000.Possible financing.305-942-3055 A A KEYLARGO Handicapped designParkModel.40x12fully furn,c-h/a.$15K.Lotrent$480. Brandnew.Adultsonly,pets under15lbs.305-451-2911 A A CudjoeGardens/CudjoeKey Lotsforsale,80,on canal.Allpermits.Readyto build.$90,000. Willfinance. 305-942-3055 A A 21COBIA2009 CC,bimini,head,150HP Yamaha4stroke,lowhrs. Magictilttrailer,drystored, Mrthn.$26K.802-734-0585 25TIARAPURSUIT, cuddy cabin,I/OMercruiser.All electronics.Inwater,readyto go!3004thSt,KeyColonyBch. 305-743-6334,makeoffer. 25WORLDCAT2000 loaded, under400hrstwin115hp Yamahas4strokes,tandem trailer.$36,995OBO.Moving, mustgo.Frank305-342-2962 26REGALVALENTI96 350HPMerccruiser,1year old.Reallynicecabin,quite liveable!$7000.305-394-4347 29COMMERCIALY&G 300HPJohnDeere,lowhours. Fishing&trappulling. Fullelectronics.$25K. 305-522-2702,Islamorada 30HYDROCAT1998 2005300hpHPDIYam,hard top,2-50galauxtanks.With trailer$53K,notrailer$51K. 413-237-5001 331989C-Craft. GM6V92TA 550HP.Riggedforcommercial fishing.Fullhydraulicgear. Vesseliscurrentlybeingused forballyhoofishingintheKeys. A sking$17,500.CallBradat 305-481-6232. 34CRUSADERDELRIO 3208 -Likenewcommercial Lobster&StoneCrabboat.All electricequipment,readyto fish!$49,999.(305)735-4132 AHOYMOBILEMARINE Inboards,MercCruiser,Our Specialty!WeProfessionally ServiceAllOutboards.Master CertifiedTech.305-394-4347 A A CarolinaSkiffSpecialists All sizes&models:SeaChasers, Benningtonpontoons&Hydrasports.CallFt.MyersforWest Coastpricing!800-955-7543 A A 30  GRAMPIANSAILBOAT Excellentcondition,great liveaboard. Reduced!$3500. Seeat2525OverseasHwy, Marathon. A A BOATSLIPFORRENT MM99OCEANSIDE $10ft.Upto40ft. Noliveaboards.Water& Electric.(305)942-3055 BOATSTORAGEIN MARATHON -wet&dryslips availimmed.40&50wetslips also36dryrackinsidestorage. Call305-289-0064 LIVEABOARDDOCKFOR RENT COCOPLUM / MARATHON. A vailablenow.Pleasecall 305-743-6519 LIVEABOARDDOCKSLIP. MM54.Upto40sailboat. Marina,bathhouse.Allutil incl.FreeWiFi&cable.$500 / mo.Nodogs.305-289-0800 A A AADavebuyspermits SoAtlanticSnapper,Grouper, GulfReef,K/Mack,Shark, Sword,Tuna. $$$in48hours!904-262-2869 A AAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S A tlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com AAAlltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S AtlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com LOBSTERCERTS540  A  $110ea.305-664-1286 MTHN-MarineStorage :boats, trailers,campers,anyclean storageOKonwheels.Best ratesintown.Checkwithus first!CallEmil,731-3386 WANTED-SAILINGCOUPLE tomanagesmallsailingresort. Work1day/weekwithpay. Freedockageand/orapt.No pets/smkrs. 305-743-8454 A A Autoswanted.Allyears. Junk-Used.Car-Van-Truck. Runornot.Cashordonatefor taxwriteoff.305-332-0483 GEMGLOBALELECTRIC MOTORCAR. Fourseater, 2002.GelBatteries.$7000. PlantationKey. Call904-509-4862 ParadiseTowingisbuyingjunkedcars. Call(305)731-6540 2000JAGUARS-TYPEV8 Sedan,4dr.Classycar,black onblack.Sunroof,sportspkg, bookvalue$5366; FIRST $2900TAKESIT. Needssome upholsterywork.201-321-6820 2006NISSAN2.5ALTIMA LowMilageMintCondition ExtendedFactoryWarranty $10,500orBestOffer CallCaptAnn305-852-9230 A A 2000DODGECARAVAN 120,000miles.Goodcond. 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