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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: 04-25-2012
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,APRIL 25,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.33 25 CENTS Lacrosse champs The Coral Shores High girls lacrosse team wins its district tournament.Story, 1B Offensive explosion Island Christian Schools softball team scores 26 runs and wins its district by one.Story, 1B INDEPENDENCE DAYPhoto by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUThis seven-foot-round Key lime pie and a re-enactment of the Florida Keyssecessionfrom the United States marked the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Conch Republic late Monday afternoon in Key West.The pie was made from the juice from 1,080 Key limes,360 eggs,90 cans of sweetened condensed milk and 20 pounds of dough. Numerous events marking the secession are planned through Sunday. A young osprey found entangled in fishing line returns to the wild after a rescue that tapped the resources of the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative and the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.The bird was spotted dangling from its nest off mile marker 111.An FKEC crew and bird-center staff rescued the stricken fish hawk,then returned it to the nest after a few days of rehabilitation earlier this month.OSPREY RESCUENew president chosen SaturdayThe Florida Keys Community College board of trustees is expected to select the small institutions next president on Saturday to take over from President Larry Tyree on July 1. An 11-person search committee went through an initial pool of 43 candidates. Those 43 were whittle to three:George Bishop, vice president for academic affairs and learning support at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City.Jonathon Gueverra, chief executive of the Community College of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C.Allen Witt, president of Hillsborough Community Colleges SouthShore Campus in Ruskin, south of Tampa. Saturday, trustees will interview each candidate for an hour in the boardroom on the Stock Island campus. Bishop goes at 9 a.m., Gueverra at 11 and Witt at 2 p.m. Those sessions will be followed by deliberations of the five-member board, then selection of a president and the start of contract negotiations, college spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard said. Before the Saturday interviews, on Friday, each finalist will participate in an hour-long town hall meeting in which Faculty Counsel President Dawn Ellis will pose questions and facilitate questions and answers with faculty, staff and the public. Ernst-Leonard said trustees would be on hand to see how the candidates think on their feet and to gather feedback and input from those attending. That takes place in the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center; Bishop goes at 9 a.m., Gueverra at 10 and Witt at 11. The college advertised the presidential 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, who is retiring, earned $216,000 including the perks.College brings in three finalists, will interview and make selectionBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comFLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Whitney files forrun at HouseADemocrat from Key West has filed to run for the state House, ensuring the race for Ron Saundersseat wont be decided in the Republican primary on Aug. 14 but rather in the general election on Nov. 6. Ian Whitney, 32, president of the Key West Innkeepers Association, filed with the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections on Monday for SaundersDistrict 120 seat. Saunders, also a Democrat, is running for the newly created state Senate District 39 seat.I decided to run because Im convinced that Tallahassee is just broken, Whitney said. Alot of things people talk about in Washington are accentuated in Tallahassee.Also running for the House seat are Republicans Holly Raschein, Saunders legislative aide since he was elected in 2006; and former Key West Mayor Morgan McPherson, who ran unsuccessfully against Saunders in 2010. Whitney moved to the Keys from Michigan, where he grew up, about 10 years ago. Hes a graduate of the Interlochen (Mich.) Arts Academy. He says laws regulating campaign spending and lobbyists result in too much influence peddling and need to change. Its more about the culture in terms of campaign finance. Our campaign finance laws still allow soft money, or unlimited donations to political parties, which then spend it to help candidates.Democrat joins two Republicans in race for 120 By LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comELECTION 2012 County rewriting anchoring lawWorried about sinking boats and U.S. Navy explosions, the Monroe County Commission sent its anchoring ordinance back for a major rewrite April 18. Meeting in Key West, commissioners faulted the draft ordinance for not doing enough to prevent shoddy boats from sinking, and allowing anchoring too close to Naval Air Station Key West runways and explosives arsenals. Commissioners asked for tighter standards on boats that anchor or moor within new managed anchoring zones, and want to require a mandatory sewage pumpout within 10 days of arrival. I have concerns that we have not sufficiently addressed derelict vessels, commission Mayor David Rice said. Lets put some beef in there. The day has come when we need to stop spending a quarter-million dollars of taxpayer money to take care of other peoples irresponsibility, Rice said of the cost to remove sunken derelict vessels. Its not a simple problem but we need to address it. Commissioner Kim Wigington said addingCommissioners: Draft doesnt address allMONROE COUNTYNo rescheduling Seven Mile Bridge RunOrganizers have done everything possible in recent years to streamline the wildly popular annual Seven Mile Bridge Run.Theyve outfitted runners with wireless chips that instantaneously transmit finishing times to a waiting computer; and for the first time, this year eliminated oldfashioned mail-in registration and switched to online signups. The 1,500 spots filled within minutes on Feb. 21.But theres no accounting for Mother Nature, who, for the first time in 31 years, had her way with the race. Torrential downpours and nearby lightning Saturday morning forced organizers to cancel the event even as runners were at the start line.It was scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Co-organizer Ginger Sayer said it was officially called off at 7:31.If it happens once every 31 years, thats not bad. The correct decision was made. There were some pretty good close cracks of lightning. We cant take the chance, she said. Sayer said the run will not be rescheduled because it takes too long to organize, secure volunteers and for out-of-town runners to make travel arrangements. ButRained-out event much too big to try to restageBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Seven Mile,2ASee Anchoring,2ASee Whitney,3A WHITNEY Field getting crowdedAnother candidate has filed to run for the District 1 seat of the Mosquito Control Board.Story, 3A Phone stolen? No serviceWireless service companies have agreed to disable cell phones after theyre reported stolen in a strategy intended to deter their theft.Story, 7A


KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,April 25,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8069 THURS.8373 FRI.8376 SAT.8676 Forecast: Expect mostly clear to partly cloudy conditions with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT USGETTING IT STRAIGHTDue to a reporting error, a story in the April 18 Keynoter incorrectly stated Maggie Gutierrezs employment situation.The District 1 Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board candidate is a private 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 FREEMANWallace Bruce Freeman aged67,passedaway suddenlyathomein TennesseeonApril19th,2012. SurvivedbyhiswifeNorma, childrenRonnieandMike, parentsVerbandLorene, sistersKarenandSharon. Servicestobeheldatalater date. A AGALLAGHERDanGallagher, friendof Marathon,lefttown permanentlyonFriday,April 20,2012after23yearsinthe placethatgrewtobecomehis favoritespotintheworld.Dan retiredtoMarathonafter nearly20yearsasaprofessor atSalisburyUniversity.His highesteducationalhonorwas aPh.D.fromLehighUniversity. Hisbesteducational experiencescamefrom learningaboutthemarine communitiesintheFlorida Keys,where,asalicensed captain,Dantaughtyouthand adultsinthefieldaboutthe specialenvironment.Overthe yearsDanwasaneducatorina numberofways.Forseveral yearsDanworkedatSeacamp (onBigPineKey)andwith MoteMarineLaboratoryattheir SummerlandKeyfacilityas EducationCoordinator.He publishedseveralbooks, notablyastheeditorofthe FloridaKeysEnvironmental Story.Hewasacharterofficer onthePigeonKeyFoundation andwastheirEducation DirectoratPigeonKeyforsix years.InMarathonDanis primarilyrememberedasthe authorofthreehistoriesofthe community,includingMarathon 1906-1960.Healsopublished amajorhistoryofthe constructionoftheFlagler railroad,FloridasGreatOcean Railway.Otherhistorical contributionsincludemodels andvideosnowondisplayat theKeyWestArtsand HistoricalSociety. Heissurvivedbyhiswife, RitaIrwinofGrassyKey,son JayGallagher(plustwo grandchildren)anddaughter JillOlson(alsotwo grandchildren),bothlivingin Maryland.Therewillbea celebrationforlocalfriendsto beannounced.Donationsinhis honorcanbeDolphin ResearchCenterorthe MarathonCommunitytheater. AAGALLAGHERDanGallagher, friendof Marathon,lefttown permanentlyonFriday,April 20,2012after23yearsinthe placethatgrewtobecomehis favoritespotintheworld.Dan retiredtoMarathonafter nearly20yearsasaprofessor atSalisburyUniversity.His highesteducationalhonorwas aPh.D.fromLehighUniversity. Hisbesteducational experiencescamefrom learningaboutthemarine communitiesintheFlorida Keys,where,asalicensed captain,Dantaughtyouthand adultsinthefieldaboutthe specialenvironment.Overthe yearsDanwasaneducatorina numberofways.Forseveral yearsDanworkedatSeacamp (onBigPineKey)andwith MoteMarineLaboratoryattheir SummerlandKeyfacilityas EducationCoordinator.He publishedseveralbooks, notablyastheeditorofthe FloridaKeysEnvironmental Story.Hewasacharterofficer onthePigeonKeyFoundation andwastheirEducation DirectoratPigeonKeyforsix years.InMarathonDanis primarilyrememberedasthe authorofthreehistoriesofthe community,includingMarathon 1906-1960.Healsopublished amajorhistoryofthe constructionoftheFlagler railroad,FloridasGreatOcean Railway.Otherhistorical contributionsincludemodels andvideosnowondisplayat theKeyWestArtsand HistoricalSociety. Heissurvivedbyhiswife, RitaIrwinofGrassyKey,son JayGallagher(plustwo grandchildren)anddaughter JillOlson(alsotwo grandchildren),bothlivingin Maryland.Therewillbea celebrationforlocalfriendsto beannounced.Donationsinhis honorcanbeDolphin ResearchCenterorthe MarathonCommunitytheater. HEESCHENDavidSutphinHeeschen 86,diedpeacefullyonApril13, 2012athishomein Charlottesville,Virginia He wasborninDavenport,Iowa, onMarch12,1926toRichard GeorgeHeeschenandEmily SutphinHeeschenandwasthe oldestofthreesiblings.His belovedwifeEloise,whomhe marriedin1950,precededhim indeath.Dr.Heeschen receivedhisBachelorand MasterofSciencedegrees fromUniversityofIllinoisin 1949and1951,andhisDoctor ofPhilosophyinAstronomy fromHarvardUniversityin 1954.Afterteachingforayear atWesleyanUniversity,he returnedtoHarvardin1955as alecturerandresearch associate.Heworkedatthe NationalRadioAstronomy Observatory(NRAO) beginningin1956andwasthe Directorfrom1962to1978. BetweenHeeschensarrivalat NRAOandtheendofhistime asDirector,NRAOgrewfrom anideaandplantoamajor worldcenterforradio astronomy. Followinghisresignationas Director,Heeschenserved brieflyasAssistantDirectorfor TucsonOperations,Assistant DirectorforSocorro Operations,andasActing ProjectManagerduringthe initialphasesofworkonthe GreenBankTelescope.He retiredfromNRAOin December1991,butcontinued topursuehisresearchinterests andtoadviseonNRAO projects.Developmentofthe NRAOintoahighlyrespected observatoryservingtheneeds ofhundredsofastronomers aroundtheworld,andthe developmentoftheVLA,were thetwoaccomplishmentsofDr. Heeschensdirectorshipof whichhewasmostproud. Outsideastronomy, Heeschenwasasportscar enthusiasthavingraced A ustin-HealeySpritesfor severalyearsandhaving ownedanumberofclassic sportsandmusclecars.He wasalsoanavidsailorof30 yearsandinhisSchooner Delightmadeseveraltripsto BermudaandtheCaribbean.In addition,heandhislatewife Eloise,wereheavilyinvolved asHamRadioOperatorsand enjoyedscubadivingfora numberofyears. Dr.Heeschenwasa memberoftheAmerican A stronomicalSociety,where heservedasPresidentfrom 1980-1982,amemberofthe InternationalAstronomical Union,whereheservedasa VicePresidentandmemberof theExecutiveCommitteefrom 1976-1981,andofthe InternationalScientificRadio Union,theAmerican PhilosophicalSociety,the A mericanAcademyofArtsand Sciences,andtheNational A cademyofSciences.Dr. Heeschenhassaidhealways feltveryprivilegedtohavehad acareerinastronomyandto havebeenabletoassociate withandservesomany talentedastronomersand engineersthroughouthis career.HiswifeEloiseand extendedfamilywerea constantsourceofloveand support. Dr.Heeschenlivedin Charlottesville/EarlysvilleVA. For31years.In1996,heand EloisemovedtoMarathon,FL. TherehewasactiveatSt. ColumbaChurch,didvolunteer workatSwitlikElementary SchoolandCranePoint Hammock,andwasonthe BoardofDirectorsofthe FloridaKeysLandandSea Trust. Heissurvivedbyhis daughterandson-in-law,Lisa andDixonHammonofYork PA.AndtheirchildrenJoshua, IsaacandLeahHammon,his sonanddaughter-in-law,David andEleniHeeschenof Charlottesville,VAandtheir childrenGeorgeandDavid HeeschenandLibbyMoore, andhissonand daughter-in-lawRichardand LindaHeeschenof Charlottesville,VAandtheir childrenRachaelandKira Heeschen.Heisalsosurvived byhissisterandherhusband ElizabethandWayneRaleyof GrassValley,CAandhissister andherhusbandCatherine andEarlWearofRockIsland, IL. Amemorialserviceisbeing plannedforMay21,2012in Charlottesville(locationtobe announced).Inlieuofflowers, pleasemakeacontributionto theAmericanCancerSociety. being able to close the bridge down is the main reason, she said. Permitting is the best reason. [The state Department of Transportation] doesnt give us a rain date, Sayer said.She said runners wont be refunded their $65 entry fee because the race still has a lot of outstanding expenses. Additionally, nonprofit groups represented by more than 400 volunteers who turned out to help expect to receive some proceeds.Runners can look at it like a donation to youth organizations, which is where all that money goes. Were a not-for-profit so its not going into anyones pockets, she said. Many runners have posted comments to the races Facebook page since its cancellation. Most were understanding of the decision. Life is too short to be upset and offended. Dont allow circumstances to control your joy. Next years race will be even more special, Jorge Costero posted. One runner even channeled actor Charlie Sheen: Oh well. At least Im still on vacation. In the Keys. Winning! Stephanie Singer Arsht posted. Many others inquired about having a spot reserved for them in next years race, even if the entry fee would have to be paid again. Sayer said no decisions would be made until organizers finish with this years event.Disappointed, understandingFrom Seven Mile,1A stricter measures to a draft anchoring ordinance that had received general acceptance from the Keys boating community could cause new controversies to flare. Were making substantial changes, Wigington said. Theres nothing in this ordinance addressing derelict vessels or wed have had a lot more people speaking. Without taking a vote, the board told county Marine Resources administrator Rich Jones and staff to:Borrow some standards from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions program to identify vessels deemed at risk of becoming derelict, and use those for enforcement in the managed zones.Require a mandatory septic pumpout or proof of pumpout within 10 days of anchoring.Redraw maps that would keep anchored boats outside the Navys explosive arcs near its Lower Keys weapons-storage sites, and away from runway crash zones. Its not a good idea to legitimize congregations of liveaboard or boating activity in clear zones [off runways] or in accident-potential zones, said Ron Demes, an executive of NAS Key West. Planes have a propensity to go down in those areas if everything goes bad. Anchoring inside the possible blast zone of a storage explosion is absolutely out of the question, Demes said. Under a state pilot program approved in 2009, Monroe County is one of five Florida coastal areas allowed to draft new anchoring rules on a test basis to cover stationary vessels outside existing mooring zones. As proposed, rules for test zones would be approved by the FWCs state board for adoption later this year. The zones would expire in 2014 unless extended by the Florida Legislature. The program aims to reduce the number of poorly maintained or abandoned boats that sink and turn into navigational or environmental hazards. Among its tenets:Designating managed anchoring zones at Sunset Cove off Key Largo, in the Lower Keys at Boca Chica Basin, Cow Key Channel and Key West Harbor; and in Boot Key Harbor and Sister Creek in Marathon.Requiring proof of a vessel sewage pumpout within 30 days, with the county working toward providing free or low-cost pumpout facilities.Requiring a free vesselsafety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Previously the county suggested using the FWCs at-risk vessel program as a measure to ban unsafe boats from anchoring in the zones. FWC officials objected, saying the program seeks voluntary compliance and cannot be the basis for regulation. Additionally, Jones said national directors of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary would not permit its voluntary safety inspections to be used as a mandatory requirement. Jones will return to the commission with an updated ordinance.Rewrite comingFrom Anchoring,1APlanning chief suspendedFollowing an admittedly bad decision by allegedly throwing rocks at a marked police car, Key West City Planner Don Craig has been suspended for 10 days with no pay. Craig, 64, was arrested a little after 10 Saturday night, charged with a misdemeanor count of simple assault with intent to do violence. City Manager Jim Scholl suspended him Monday.According to police reports, at the time of his arrest, Craig had slurred speech, smelled of alcohol and couldnt keep his balance. Police Chief Donie Lee called it an unfortunate situation.His absence was conspicuous when the Planning Board convened a special meeting Monday at 6 p.m.; Planner Nicole Malo filled in for Craig at the meeting; no one mentioned his absence. Craig earns $125,000 annually and started in the top planning job on an interim basis in December 2010, replacing Amy KimballMurley, who abruptly resigned. Jim Scholl hired Craig full-time last May.According to his report, police officer Brian Leahy was traveling down Olivia Street in Old Town just before 10 p.m. Saturday when he saw Craig walking his dog.I saw Craig wind up like a baseball pitcher and hurl multiple, what appeared to be stones, at the front of my patrol vehicle. When Leahy pulled over, Craig quickly approached me and started yelling into my passenger window ... slow down. From there, Craig apparently realized he was dealing with a cop and, according to Leahy, had a look of surprise on his face. Craig admitted to drinking wine with his dinner. His wife volunteered that he had also taken a painkiller for back pain.Based on comments he made on scene and en route to the Monroe County Detention Center, Craig had grown frustrated with people speeding along Olivia Street, where he lives and walks his dog.From police reports, Craig said: I wasnt thinking. People speed down this way all the time. It was a bad decision. Craig started working for Monroe County as a planner in 1987, eventually becoming Growth Management director. He was an assistant county administrator before leaving in 1990.Action comes after arrest on SaturdayBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTRare sawfish comes visitingAn Ohio family snorkeling off a Sugarloaf Key pier April 13 was surprised to be joined by one of the Florida Keyslargest and rarest marine residents.An endangered sawfish, estimated to be nearly 10 feet long, passed within a few feet of Ron Kachmarik while wife Patricia and sons Mike and Nick looked on with awe. It was huge! Patricia said in an e-mail. Ron was able to look underwater as it was passing him, see the teeth on the blade part of the fish as it moved right by him.The photograph and the Kachmariksreport was welcomed by staff with the Florida Program for Shark Research, who are compiling the first International Sawfish Encounter Database in an effort to learn everything possible about the endangered species. It was very interesting that the sawfish came out of that kind of seagrass habitat, said George Burgess, a wellknown shark researcher at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. Our [sawfish] tagging in the Keys seems to indicate that seagrass beds can be very important for the adult fish. The sawfish spotted in knee-deep water by the Kachmarik family probably is a baby, Burgess said. It wasnt a full-grown adult by any stretch.We are really excited about getting the chance to have this sighting, Patricia Kachmarik said. The boys think it was the highlight of the trip.Sawfish are not considered adults until they reach 10 feet. They can grow to be 25 feet but 15 feet is more common.These are just about the biggest inshore fish anyone is going to see, Burgess said. Were working very hard to make people more aware of these animals and report when they see them, he said. We want to hear about each and every one. The smalltooth sawfish has been protected as a federal endangered species since 2003. No harvest is allowed, and no one really knows how many sawfish are left. These guys have always been fairly rare because thats the way the marine world works larger predators are always found in lower numbers because they need more territory, Burgess said. As scientists, we never did a good job recording where and when sawfish are found, Burgess said. Then we discovered they were disappearing on us.With Southwest Florida and the Keys being a significant habitat, researchers recently tagged eight sawfish off the Flamingo area. Tags being used in research range from the basic dart tag to expensive satellite-tracking tags.For information, go to www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/ sharks/sawfish .Little known about biggest inshore fishLOWER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Photo by PATRICIA KACHMARIKA sawfish,large but still a juvenile,swings by snorkeler Ron Kachmarik of Ohio in shallow water off the Lower Keys on April 13.Scientists want to know everything they can about the endangered sawfish.


Key West attorney Maggie Gutierrez has filed to run for the District 1 Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board seat.The 46-year-old joins fellow Republican Jill CranneyGage and Green Party candidate Oliver Kofoid in the race for 20-year incumbent Joan Lord Papys spot on the dais. Its unclear whether LordPapy, a Democrat, plans to seek a sixth four-year term. She has not returned calls for comment in months.I believe a successful Mosquito Control is critical for several reasons: Public health, quality of life, tourism and our economy, Gutierrez said. I have proven leadership to offer to be [residents] watchdog.Gutierrez has been a practicing lawyer for 22 years and has her own private practice, the Law Office of Margaret M. Gutierrez, P.L. Shes been a fulltime resident of the Keys since 2003.Gutierrez is involved, sitting on the boards of numerous organizations. She also sits on the Key West Historical Architectural Review Commission and Advisory Board on Homelessness.Shes on the board of the Monroe County Bar Association, Rotary Club of Key West and Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.Im committed to the community and you have to have experience to have this position. You have to understand how it is to work with the public and I have a lot to offer, she said.Gutierrez said shed stress fiscal responsibility during her campaign. The Mosquito Control District budget has been seen as bloated in recent years, and district staff is looking at bringing it down through a three-year development plan.Its been in a shortfall and we should not spend more than we have. There have been some strides made in the last year, but theyre still not there, she said. Theyre dipping into reserves to make up for budget shortfalls and thats got to stop. Gutierrez said she follows Mosquito Control and other county governments closely and thought the time was right to get involved. I moved to District 1 this past year in September and I think its time to do something for my community and to serve, she said. Four-term Mosquito Control Board incumbent Steve Smith of Key West, a Democrat, has a pair of challengers for the District 3 seat in Democrat Timothy Root and Republican Stephen Hammond. Bill Shaw, a four-term incumbent Republican from Marathon, filed for re-election to his District 4 seat. No one has filed to oppose him. Primary elections will be held on Aug. 14 and the general election is on Nov. 6. Wednesday,April 25,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com D Honor our brave veterans and troops. Their dedication and sacrifice protect our way of life. To Reserve Your Space: Call us at 743-5551 E-mail Lpr eston@keynoter .com Btraeger@keynoter .com Our deepest gratitude to our troops for their service. The Foster FamilyOrder Deadline is Thursday,May 17 .KeynoterPublication Date is May 26. Also on www.keysnet.com(See Featured Ads)Cost is $28.00 per square .Two square minimum when using a photo (shown below.) We honor James T. Fox for his service to our country.Actual Ad Size SAVE 40% 60% OFF EVERYTHING! NOTHING HELD BACK! KEY LARGO M. M. 98 1/2 Tel: 852-4515 MARATHON M. M. 50, Gulfside Village Tel: 743-5855 OPEN Mon. Sat. 9:30 5:30 Sundays Noon 5:30 ANTHONYS WILL BE CLOSING THIS SUMMER AND FOR A GREATER PART OF THE FALL. DURING THIS TIME WELL BE SPRUCING UP THE STORES, ADDING A NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM AND MORE REGISTERS, AND DEVELOPING A GREAT NEW CUSTOMER REWARDS PROGRAM. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING ANTHONYS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE EVEN MORE ENJOYABLE. IN THE MEAN TIME WE HOPE YOULL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT INVENTORY LIQUIDATION SALE. NOTHING WILL BE HELD BACK, INCLUDING OUR LATEST SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS. 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Name_______________________________________________________Address _____________________________________________________City ___________________________________________State_________Zip __________________ Email __________________________________ Enclosed is my check in the amount of $________________________ Please make your check payable to: ROTARY CLUB FIREWORKS Mail to (Note new address.): THE ROTARY CLUB OF KEY WEST, 819 PEACOCK PLAZA #116, KEY WEST, FL 33041 Call for pickup : 305-304-4912 Donations to candidates themselves are capped at $500. The parties themselves can receive a lot of money, so it opens the spigot so that not only special interests in Florida have more power, but outside of Florida, as well, Whitney said. I think a lot of the bad legislation coming out of Tallahassee is because these lobbying groups have disproportionate power. Hes also focused on education and water quality.Education, by far, because its tied into everything. Were losing teachers here in Monroe County.... Its because of the Legislature.... The bottom line when it comes to education is Florida ranks dead last when it comes to how much we spend. Its not just high school education, its higher education.They arent making higher education accessible. Lets start reinvesting in early childhood education [too]. Lets have vocational training programs, possibly through the School District, and make it less expensive for kids to go to college here.As for water quality, There has just been a lot of bad legislation in Tallahassee over the past two years. For example, instead of having a statewide standard for clean water, we would have local standards. Theyre trying to overturn statewide standards for water quality, and Im against that. He admits that in a legislative body where Republicans far outnumber Democrats, it would be difficult getting much done if hes elected. Its an uphill battle to do anything, he said. I think the ones who have the least power are the Republicans who dare stand up to the leadership. They get punished by getting stripped of committee assignments and getting the worst-placed offices in the capitol. Whitney, a statewide Democratic committeeman, says this is his second run for office. I ran for state house in Michigan when I was 19. I was the sacrificial lamb in a very Republican state. As for Saunders, he isnt taking sides Raschein, his longtime aide, or Whitney, the Democrat. Generally I stay out of those races, he said. I never endorse. I run my race.Education a campaign issueFrom Whitney,1AGutierrez files forMosquito Control BoardBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comELECTION 2012 GUTIERREZ


KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,April 25,2012 At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10am Rack of Lamb Tender...delicious... A hint of rosemary LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Casual,Gourmet Dining Sunset Dinner SpecialNo w only $15.95per personMust be seated by 5:15 7 nights a week (except holidays) 4:30 5:15 pm Thank-you to our helpers and volunteers!On April 21st, 2012, weather conditions forced the last minute cancellation of the 31st Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run. Though disappointed, the Marathon Runners Club would like to say a special THANKS to all of the people who participated in the planning and execution of the run, as well as the dedicated law enforcement officials who so efficiently carried out the traffic control responsibilities. We are especially appreciative of all of the volunteers who were out there on Saturday morning getting soaked!Thanks for the support of the following public officials: Leatherwood gets new lawyerin murdercaseKeys native and convicted murderer Larry Leatherwood will spend a bit more time in a Monroe County courtroom than many people thought.The 46-year-old was successful in having Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia remove defense attorney Rayme Suarez from his case at an April 10 hearing in Marathon.Leatherwood was convicted in 2003 and sentenced by Acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker to life in prison plus 40 years for being a convicted felon with a weapon for shooting chef Mark Evans to death on Halloween in 2000 at the Eastwind Apartments on Sombrero Beach Road in Marathon.Assistant State Attorney Tanner Demmery said Leatherwood objected to Suarez having represented a witness in his case on a charge far subsequent to the murder charge. Garcia granted Leatherwoods motion to have Suarez replaced but refused his request to remove himself as judge in the case. He got his new attorney and she asked for a new status date so she could review the file and properly represent him, Demmery said. That attorney is Laurie Hall, with the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel in Ocala. Ahearing has been scheduled for May 22 at 3 p.m. on Plantation Key with Garcia to consider Leatherwoods ineffective assistance of counsel motion. At that time, the judge will set a final date for the evidentiary hearing, Demmery said.Leatherwood, who apparently has a habit of filing legal motions on his own behalf, claims there is new evidence in his case and that one of the states key witnesses recanted her testimony. Demmery said thats not the case and that the witness in question signed an affidavit confirming her testimony. But since it wasnt attached when Leatherwoods appeal went to the Third District Court of Appeal, the case was remanded back to the Keys. Leatherwood shot Evans three times with a .44 caliber handgun as Evans left a party at the Eastwind complex. Authorities said Leatherwood was courting Evansex-wife and that Leatherwood and Evans exchanged words early in the evening.As Evans was headed out the door, Leatherwood shot him in the femur, abdomen and head, authorities said. Leatherwood was on the run for eight months following the shooting, eventually arrested in Bibb County, Ga., near Macon.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comIN THE COURTSCounty starts moving on Cudjoe systemAs expected, Monroe County took the first steps last week toward constructing its estimated $156 million Cudjoe Regional wastewater system. Meeting April 19 in Key West, the County Commission voiced unanimous support for the project as it dealt with seven separate agenda items that move the construction forward. Theyre aimed at fulfilling a promise to the state to be under contract to build the system by March 1, 2013.Gov. Rick Scott approved a $70 billion state budget last Tuesday that included what many thought was a long-shot line item: a $50 million bond for Keys sewer projects.Monroe County is slated to receive $30 million of the money, while Islamorada would receive the other $20 million to get its $100 million villagewide system underway.Alack of state or federal funding had prevented the county from moving forward on the Cudjoe system, which will cover roughly 7,000 parcels from Cudjoe Key through Big Pine Key. The county plans to finance one-third of the work with outside grant money, another third through a onepenny infrastructure sales tax, and the last portion with a $5,700-per-homeowner sewer fee. The commission also approved public hearings to extend the infrastructure sales tax beyond its 2018 sunset. The county plans to put a referendum on the November ballot to do so. The referendum is a very tricky subject. Were dealing with one-third of the money right now like we have all three pieces, Commissioner Kim Wigington said. This years $50 million bond is part of the $200 million so-called Mayfield grant in 2009. The funding was authorized but not allocated prior to the 2012 Legislative session.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com MONROE COUNTY


Wednesday,April 25,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARK PETERSON SCHOOLBOARD Paid by Mark Peterson for School Board District #3 BP Oil Spill Settlement AnnouncedThe Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) spearheading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill recently announced that a settlement in principle has been reached with BP that will fully compensate hundreds of thousands of victims of the tragedy. The settlement is to be fully funded by BP, with no cap on the amount BP will pay. BP is obligated to fully satisfy all eligible claims under the terms of the Court supervised settlement, irrespective of the funds previously set aside.Contact our Law Firm about your business and rental losses from the Oil SpillCampbell & Malafy10887 Overseas Highway Suite #201 Marathon, FL 33050 Office: (305)743-2492 Fax: (305)743-2432email: rmalafy@msn.comwww.campbellandmalafy.com NOTICE OFMEETING SCHEDULED FOR THE MONROE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARDAPARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARD meeting has been scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2012, at 6:00 PM, at the Big Coppitt Firehouse, MM10, Oceanside, Big Coppitt, Monroe County, Florida. This meeting is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washington at (305) 292-4432 or washington-rosa@monroecountyfl.govADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1.Published Keynoter 4/21/12 and 4/25/12 Programs likely to combineAmajor overhaul of alternative education in Key West is expected to save the cash-strapped Monroe County School District a projected $700,000 in the fiscal year beginning July 1.Superintendent Jesus Jara made that projection after analyzing money that could be saved if the Academic Connections for Excellence alternative school were combined with the all-girls Keys Center Academy.Jara will shop the idea with parents and community members at a town-hall meeting set for Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Key West High School auditorium.Enrollment at the two schools is projected at between 40 and 50 for the next school year; Jara said the current budget for the Keys Center and ACE is $1.15 million, which he said he can cut down to $450,000. Were combining all the overhead for the facilities, he said. Were duplicating expenses right now. Weve got administrative costs in both programs and were not going to have that anymore. ACE is in the May Sands School on United Street and the Keys Center leases space from Florida Keys Community College on the Stock Island campus.Jara said some of students in the schools would be moved from the alternative education program and into adult education, giving the example of an 18-year-old in ninth grade and expected to graduate at age 22.We cant save everything, Jara said, alluding to the larger need to cut $7 million in year-over-year expenses. Everybody is pretty much suffering. Theres going to be some tough decisions that we have to make but we cant continue to operate how we are doing it. Students are referred to ACE for a number of reasons, including being chronically truant or disruptive; transitioning back to school from substance abuse, mental health, or court-ordered facilities; trouble transitioning from middle to high school; or in lieu of expulsion. Keys Center students have the same general problems and are all female. The schools website describes the mission: To be proactive and intervene to prevent school withdrawal, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and welfare dependency by providing a safe and nurturing environment. Including the alternative education shakeup, Jara has put together an austerity plan that cuts around $6.7 million. Other cuts include firing 40 teachers to save nearly $3 million; saving $1.7 million by adjusting the employee health-care benefits plan; another $1.2 million by continuing a seven-day furlough program; and $600,000 by outsourcing the transportation department. The current budget is $82.3 million; for the 201213 fiscal year, Jara projects $78 million in revenue and $83 million in expenses. He has continued to describe the cuts, particularly the 40 teaching jobs, as needed to right-size the district. He said five years ago there were 65 administrators but now are 40, while the number of teachers has hovered at slightly more than 600. We havent right-sized in the schools, he said.Thursday session looks at ACE, Keys CenterBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSWaterfront plan starting to gelWith some major design features now approved by the Key West City Commission, designers can start planning a long-awaited 33-acre park at the Truman Waterfront. City Planner Don Craig said an initial meeting between city staff and designers Bermello Ajamil and Partners Inc. of Miami yielded five points requiring direction. Those five design issues had some conflicting parts that would have been, if we moved ahead with no clarification, either prevented or lengthened the process, Craig said. We decided it was best to go back to the two boards most directly affected by the waterfront design. That resulted in a March meeting of the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board and Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee that produced recommendations presented to commissioners on April 16. Points with which the commission agrees:Constructing a multiuse recreational field large enough to accommodate adult soccer matches at 110 yards long by 65 yards wide.Relocating the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ingham, operated as a museum, perpendicular to the East Quay Wall to minimize the impact on a planned private marina in the same space.Demolishing the former U.S. Navy mess hall and building a community center once funding has been identified.Accommodating events like powerboat and sailboat races while allowing parking only on hard surfaces to protect play fields.Constructing an amphitheater with 250 seats and a lawn that could accommodate additional seating or other recreational uses. Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, questioning Craig on the timeline, made clear, Youre looking at a year away before any construction. Comments both from the dais and from speakers pointed out the significance of the commission vote. Your support will signal that we are finally on our way to transforming this waterfront gift, said Richard Tallmadge, a member of the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board. This action also sends a positive message that we are finally under way in the transformation of scarified land into a spectacular waterfront park. Margaret Domanski, another Truman Waterfront Advisory Board member, praised the process resulting in the park scheme: Over the past three years, all of these elements have been thoroughly debated and vetted. Commissioner Teri Johnston, with an eye to the future, mentioned the need for a maintenance plan so the proposed park doesnt end up like the unusable soccer field now on the parcel. We can put whatever we want down at the Truman Waterfront but unless we maintain it, its going to wind up just like that rock-hard field weve got down there right now. Its not a conversation for tonight but certainly we will want to look into our ongoing sustainable maintenance plans.Commission getting down to specificsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Snead looking for a third termOne of two eligible incumbents is back in the running for Marathon City Council in November. Councilwoman Ginger Snead, a two-time mayor in her four years on the dais, filed to run on April 17. If elected, it would be her third consecutive two-year term. I still feel there are things that need to be finished and Id like to be there to help finish them, she said. Snead joins former city employee C.J. Geotis and two-time council candidate Larry Shaffer in the running for three open council seats. Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay has said hes undecided about seeking a third term, while Mayor Pete Worthington has served three straight terms and is term-limited out. In Marathon, voting is at large. For this election, it means the top three votergetters are elected. Snead was the top votegetter in her runs for council in 2008 and 2010, while Shaffer lost bids in 2004 and 2010 to join the board. Geotis has never run for political office. Snead owns a fitness and rehabilitation center, while Geotis is a former deputy city manager and ports manager of four years for the city of Marathon. He worked with the city from February 2005 through January 2009, when thenCity Manager Clyde Burnett eliminated his job. Shaffer was a longtime member of the citys advisory Planning Commission and owns the Marathon Journal, an online publication. The general election is Nov. 6. The official candidate qualifying period is the week of Aug. 7 if paying the $720 qualifying fee; the deadline for candidates choosing to get on the ballot via the petition method is July 10.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SNEAD


Opinion & EditorialWednesday,April 25,2012 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. EDITORIALVoter reform is mere fallacyLETTERS TO THE EDITORThank the volunteersTo celebrate National Volunteer Week, I want to recognize the group of nearly 300 volunteer ombudsmen who give so much of their time and energy advocating for more than 160,000 Floridians living in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and adult family-care homes. Residents in long-term care facilities represent our friends and family members who often need an extra voice to ensure that their right to age with dignity, choice and autonomy is respected. Volunteer ombudsmen of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seek to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of Floridas most vulnerable population. During this week when we celebrate the work of all volunteers, the Ombudsman Program would like to specifically honor the accomplishments of our committed volunteers. Last year, volunteer ombudsmen traveled a total of 365,412 miles across Floridas 67 counties and gave more than 70,000 service hours to meet with residents, conduct annual facility assessments, train facility staff and residents and investigate complaints, attempting to resolve any complaints to the residentssatisfaction. Nine districtwide resident council meetings were hosted around the state by ombudsmen volunteers and staff, where residents from multiple area facilities gathered with their care givers and family members to discuss issues, share ideas and encourage residents to understand and advocate for their rights. The Ombudsman Program is proud to boast in the work of its dedicated and passionate volunteers and we are always looking for more individuals to join our team. If you would like to work with us to better the lives of long-term care facility residents, call (888) 831-0404 or visit www.ombudsman.myflorida.com to find out how you can volunteer. Jim Crochet State ombudsman Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program TallahasseePoor use of landIf you look at the city of Marathons website, the master plan for the city marina shows a designers rendering of lush landscaping and boardwalks that meander in and out of the mangroves along the shore of Boot Key Harbor. Instead, we have just erected a large chain-link fence enclosure to house a gravel pit. This is a wonderful piece of harborfront property and could be put to much better use. Access is through the city park. Will there be an influx of heavy equipment? Whose idea was this and what was their thought process? Curt Clark Tina Hammond MarathonCitys decision appallingIt is appalling to learn that the discount given by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will not be honored by the city of Marathon. The disabled veterans, low-income senior citizens and those who were granted the discount will no longer be eligible if you live in Marathon. The decision was made at a city budget meeting. Upon calling the city and asking for explanation, I was told that it was decided that everyone should pay his or her fair share. Yet they could give a $15,000 raise to an individual for doing a good job, which he was hired to do. It is sad that with all the cuts and the economy as it is that a group can decide to not honor something that is in place throughout the Keys. Thank you to the FKAAfor giving the previous discount; it was appreciated by those who were eligible and to all those still receiving the discount. Perhaps the elderly and disabled should move out of Marathon and let the city have some additional vacated properties. Bonnie Williams MarathonThe purported reason was to help the disenfranchised, but numbers show result is just the oppositeLast year, after lawmakers crafted cynical legislation masquerading as election reform, critics predicted Gov. Rick Scotts pending signature would send Florida hurtling back to the age of poll taxes. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, for one, warned should House Bill 1355 become law, Florida will rise to the head of the class when it comes to penalizing civic engagement. An outcome aimed at minorities and young collegians who typically tilt Democratic. Of course, even Rapture prophet Harold Camping couldve foreseen the fallout of slashing the early-voting period, junking Election Day address updates, and scaring voter-registration groups with steep fines for tardy registrations. Indeed, a recent New York Times analysis of registration data while not providing an undeniable connection suggests Floridas regressive reforms have left behind many voters. Since May, when the law kicked in, nearly 82,000 fewer voters have registered, compared with the same stretch during the 2008 presidential campaign. Lest cynics solely pin the erosion on withered political enthusiasm or shifting demographics and the void of a viable Democratic primary this year, the Times cited appreciable dips in areas enjoying upticks in citizens of voting-age. In Orange County, registrations dropped more than 20 percent; Miamis tally plunged 39 percent. Casual link or not, Ann McFall, supervisor of elections in Volusia, where new registrations fell nearly 20 percent, fingered the law: The drop-off is our League of Women Voters, our five universities in Volusia County, none of which are making a concentrated effort this year, she said. In fact, the League of Women Voters, cowed by the oppressive fines, bailed out early. And Rock the Vote opted to skip the Sunshine State on its national barnstorming to sign up young voters. That the GOP-backed law has delivered the desired effect is bad enough. But the law gives the disenfranchised an extra poke in the eye. Research by Daniel Smith, a University of Florida political scientist, suggests the law purportedly needed to stem voter fraud has created more. In December 2007, he found, nearly 91 percent of the 77,299 applications the Division of Elections processed were valid. Last December, only 89.6 percent of the 45,026 applications were deemed valid. Orlando Sentinel Public vote on Hickory Once again, our Monroe County commissioners are considering creating an assault on the Sunshine Law by holding private meetings out of the public eye to sell off public oceanfront land purchased for passive-park purposes using taxpayer money. The infamous Hickory House property on Stock Island, purchased for $3 million, will probably be sold for one third of that amount, sticking the county taxpayers for a $2 million loss and it will be a windfall for some private business. Yes, this will be done nice and legally under a recently enacted state statute as quoted from a Keynoter article by reporter Ryan McCarthy; Selection committees have made past decisions based on written proposals and couldnt call bidders to ask questions. The 2011 change in state law makes that possible. Its an exemption. If you choose to do that, it would no longer be a public meeting. Staff would have to record the meeting and it would be presented at a later date, Assistant County Attorney Nat Cassell said. The good thing about that is not so much the presentation as it is the ability to ask a question. The con is losing the public meeting concept. People in our county like the ability to come and here what your selection committees are doing. So my question is why not put it on a ballot and let the taxpayers footing the bill make the decision? Do we keep the property for an oceanfront passive park for public use for which it was purchased, or sell it at a tremendous loss to some private company that will deny access except to its customers and create additional commercial traffic in this area? Howard Gelbman Key Largo The county bought the Hickory House in 2006 for use as public waterfront. However,its sat dormant since then and the county has tried several times to sell or rent it. Beware of politiciansFreedom is preeminent the singular issue that trumps partisan politics. It is vastly more important than and inherently transcendent of any other agenda; it is the reason for our very existence. It is the basis of our nations creation and best articulated in the founding documents the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. All Americans share the heritage of freedom and liberty. It is our common bond. It is apparent that all political parties, particularly the Democrats and Republicans, should be able to agree upon this basic tenet. While both would argue to that effect, their actions speak louder than their words. Republicans and Democrats alike have been guilty of using power to violate the Constitution the law of the land. Despite presumably good intentions, power does corrupt and it is yet another reason to be skeptical of politicians no matter their stripe. Political parties are famous for divide and conquer. They know they need not garner 51 percent of the eligible vote because voter turnout reduces that number significantly. They target voter blocs like men, women, Latinos, business owners, income levels, blacks, union members, Wall Street, etc. Further, special interests or singleissue voters are targeted pro-abortion, pro-life, jobs, entitlements, lower taxes, etc. Further, they target key states and counties. They arguably work against the basic instincts of the electorate. Too often, they act like we work for them rather than they serve at our discretion. We the people are Americans, individuals not monoliths, united in one true cause of freedom and liberty. I have voted for Democrats, Republicans, independents and libertarians. I have been registered with all one time or another. In full disclosure, today I am a registered Republican. Afriend once told me that if you get people angry enough, they will crawl over broken glass to vote against a candidate. I am so angry at the Obama administrations road to serfdom, I am voting against President Obama in the 2012 election. I hope you will, too. Jim Pettorini Key Colony BeachFDLE agent not in clearAlthough he avoided having a criminal record by entering into a plea agreement on Monday, whether suspended state law enforcement agent Vince Weiner will keep his police certification is still very much an open question.Weiner, on extended leave from his job as a Keys-based agent for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, pleaded no contest to petit theft and paid $223 in court costs, $75 in prosecutorial fees and $40 to the FDLE in investigative fees; presiding Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones withheld adjudication.Weiner, 47, was charged last Aug. 17 with felony grand theft and misdemeanor homestead-exemption fraud. Heres what prosecutors allege: Weiner bought a Big Pine Key house in 2005, then got assigned to Fort Myers in 2006. While living in Southwest Florida, Weiner rented his Keys house while still claiming the homestead exemption from 2007-10. Florida homeowners are allowed one homestead exemption, which allows for a property-tax break on their permanent residence. It can be claimed only when the owner lives in the house.I think the matter was resolved fairly, Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson said.Despite his status as a senior law enforcement official, Weiner was properly held to account for having lied to the [Monroe County] Property Appraisers Office.Before his Monday court date, Weiner had already paid the back taxes, $5,918.58, plus a 50 percent civil penalty and 15 percent interest rate. The status of his law enforcement certification is an open question, Wilson said.With the resolution of the criminal case, the next step is review by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, a 19-person panel that will decide if Weiner keeps his police certification. FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger distinguished between the commission decision on Weiners certification and his continued employment, noting one isnt contingent on the other. The commission will receive the court documents and then theres an internal investigation thats not yet complete, Plessinger said. In other words, Weiner could be fired even if he keeps his certification. Weiner has been an FDLE agent since 1993. Before that, he was a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS WEINER Hearing on Biscayne reserveAdispute over proposals to create a 16-square-mile marine reserve in Biscayne National Park brings South Florida congressional representatives and Biscayne National Park managers together at a Washington, D.C., hearing Friday. South Florida U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, David Rivera and Mario DiazBalart requested the hearing in Washington, which carries the description: Access Denied: Turning Away Visitors to National Parks. Fishing is an important economic activity that draws tourists and provides locals with an excellent outdoor recreational opportunity, says a meeting brief from the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands.Alarge closure could dissuade visitation to other areas of the park, the notice says.Those three South Florida representatives also were scheduled to meet with Biscayne National Park Superintendent Mark Lewis on Monday in Miami. The proposal to halt fishing to protect a marine ecosystem covering 10,522 acres, about six miles from Angelfish Creek on North Key Largo, has drawn fire from both commercial and recreational fishing groups. On Dec. 30, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation filed its formal opposition to the closure, saying its too extreme without trying less restrictive measures first. To not allow fishing at all is a last-effort kind of action, not something to use while there are other options left, FWC spokeswoman Amanda Nalley said. The FWC also contends the agency was not given an effective opportunity to craft the national parks plan, which includes state waters.Acoalition of environmental groups strongly backs the parks planned marine reserve as part of Alternative 4, the National Park Services preferred alternative for the first major update of the Biscayne management plan in three decades.This is a reasonable action given the extensive loss of fish, coral and other species, said John Adornato, regional director of the National Parks Conservation Association. Marine reserves, including those in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, are a scientifically proven tool, Adornato said.Given the resource degradation the park has experienced in the last 20 to 30 years, there is some concern the reserve might not be quite large enough, he said. This is a place to start and lets see what the impacts are. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com.FISHERY MANAGEMENTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com


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Call Laura at 743-5551 OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDA Y APRIL 30, 2012 A T 1:00 P .M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 04/25/12 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 Wednesday,April 25,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.comWireless providers to disable stolen phones Major wireless service companies have agreed to disable cell phones after they are reported stolen under a strategy intended to deter the theft and resale of wireless devices. The new system relies on a centralized database that will enable providers to recognize when a phone has been reported as stolen and prevent it from being used again.Were sending a message to consumers that weve got your back and a message to criminals that were cracking down, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said in announcing the new strategy with several big-city police chiefs and a wireless industry representative.Major U.S. cities have been reporting increases in smartphone thefts as criminals steal devices to resell sometimes overseas as part of sophisticated blackmarket operations. Officials say that cell phones are now taken in 38 percent of robberies in Washington, and more than 40 percent of robberies in New York City involve phones. Many of the thefts are violent, resulting in either serious injury or sometimes death, police say.D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said her department had devoted considerable resources in recent months to the problem. That included a weekslong investigation that was announced last month and that resulted in hundreds of recovered cell phones and multiple arrests. But Lanier said thats just not enough, not in a crime as complex as this one is.Major cell phone carriers covering roughly 90 percent of U.S. subscribers are participating, said Chris GuttmanMcCabe of CTIA-The Wireless Association, an organization representing the wireless communications industry. Participating carriers include AT&TInc., TMobile, Verizon, Sprint Nextel Corp. and Nex-Tech. More are likely to join as implementation continues, he said. We moved very quickly and we tried to set a really aggressive time frame. Different carriers have different resources, he said. Sprint said in a statement that it has already taken several steps to deal with the problem, including restricting further voice, text and data use on a phone when a customer reports it stolen. It said the FCCs industry-wide initiative is consistent with the companys mission. The database behind the effort will record unique identifying numbers of stolen cell phones. Carriers that receive a report of a stolen device would be able to use the database to shut the device down before it can be reactivated by a thief or other user. Officials hope the database will be running within six months, and that the system will be rolled out globally over 18 months The goal is to render stolen cell phones useless, drying up the market for them and removing the incentive to steal them.What were announcing here today will make a stolen cell phone about as worthless as an empty wallet, said Sen. Charles Schumer, who called smartphones catnip for criminals because theyre valuable, exposed and easy to steal.Schumer (D-N.Y.) is sponsoring legislation that would make it a federal crime to tamper with smartphones unique identifying numbers.Still, the FCC says smartphone users need to be careful too. Some tips: Consumers should never leave devices unattended in a public place. They should write down the phones make and model, serial number and unique identification number in case its stolen. These may be on the device itself, possibly under the battery, or stored digitally on the phone. Consumers can also protect data on a phone by creating a password. Consumers can consider displaying contact information on the screen that shows up when a phone is idle and locked. That way, someone finding a lost phone can reach its owner. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said cell phone thefts have been a persistent problem in the city even as other crime has dropped in the last decade. In December, his department announced the arrests of more than 140 people in a sting operation against small merchants who buy stolen iPhones and iPads. Kelly likened the new approach to draining the swamp to fight malaria. The FCC said smartphone manufacturers will also implement automatic prompts that encourage users to lock their devices with a password. The industry has also agreed to create a campaign educating consumers about how to protect their cell phones and to release quarterly updates on their progress. Officials wouldnt say how much the initiative would cost. It certainly wont be without costs, but we dont think about cost in this context, said Guttman-McCabe. This is about safety and security, he added.Increasingly, theyre eyed in robberiesAssociated Press TELECOMMUNICATIONS Business Do-not-call cost shifts to companiesThe fee for getting on Floridas Do Not Call list is no longer being charged. A bill (HB 749) passed by lawmakers in the recent legislative session removed the $10 subscription fee and $5 renewal charge. The state collects about $530,000 in fees for the system that will go away,but much of that is expected to be offset by a new ability under the law to collect higher fines from the companies that violate the law by calling people on the list.Officials say the increase in fine collections enables the state to eliminate the fee on the front end. Last year,we heard complaints from nearly 20,000 consumers about telemarketing,said state Agriculture and Consumer Services Secretary Adam Putnam.Now,were able to offer protection from unsolicited calls to Floridians at no cost. News Service of Florida BUSINESS BRIEFS Surf shop opening this coming weekendSunset Watersports of Key West plans to open it new Hammerhead Surf Shop Saturday at 201 William St. at the citys historic seaport. The shop will feature high-end apparel, accessories and long boards. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. During the grand opening, you can enter a contest to name the stores hammerhead shark for a chance to win a long board. Sunset Sports has locations at the Key West Bight, Smathers Beach, the Hurricane Hole Marina and the Parrot Key Resort.Thurber:20 years at credit unionAndy Thurber, facilities manager at Keys Federal Credit Union, has just marked 20 years with the organization. Thurber was named manager of the year in 1998 and has received the credit unions Perfect Attendance Award seven times. In his off time, hes an artist. Hes a past president and a current board member of the Key West Art Center.Coldwell Banker lauds Keys officesThe Islamorada and Lower Keys offices of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. have been named Coldwell Banker Premier Offices, the highest given to Coldwell Banker offices. 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Lady Canes are champsAsecond-half surge by Palmer Trinity made it a one-goal lacrosse dogfight but with a district championship at stage, Coral Shores Highs Lady Canes dug in. Coral Shores (12-3) shut down Palmers Falcons for the final 12 minutes of the title game Friday, pulling away to a 13-10 victory. When it got to be 10-9, we stepped it up, senior defender Cami Lopez said. The Lady Canes joyously hosted their first Florida High School Athletic Association district trophy for the home fans at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium after winning club-league district crowns the past two seasons. This one validates the other two district championships, head coach Mark Hall said. Now its the FHSAA. Nobody can say were just club team. Weve proven that, Hall said. We went up against some of the states toughest teams and did very well. In their first year of FHSAAlacrosse, the Lady Canes advance as District 25 champions to Fridays regional game. The weekends storm delayed several other district championships, so Coral Shores was still waiting Tuesday to see where they will travel for the regional. The game likely will be played in Broward County. Our girls are ready, Hall said. Theyre playing good lacrosse and now have won seven straight games. The District 25 title game looked like a blowout early. Coral Shores stunned the Falcons by scoring three goals within the first three minutes and held a 7-2 lead midway in the opening half. Senior attacker Jenn Doyle scored twice within 20 seconds, once on a Julia Lozano assist, to give the Canes a 9-2 edge. Palmer scored on penalty shot to make it 9-3 at halftime. But the seemingly comfortable lead vanished in the first 12 minutes of the second half; Palmer came out of the break to score three goals in less than four minutes. Coral Shores went nearly nine minutes without scoring before Lozano scooped a low shot by the Falcon netminder. Palmer roared back, scoring three times in less than three minutes to make it a nail-biting 10-9 game with 12:33 left. Thats lacrosse. It goes in runs, Hall said. Our girls maintained their cool and focused on the job at hand. Raisa Santiesteban charged the Falcon goal and delivered a perfect assist to Lozano, appearing from behind the goal for a score at 11:32. Sarah Blackwell made it 12-9 with 7:21 left. Any chance for Palmer to regain momentum died with 3:06 left when Cane goalkeeper Elizabeth Roa nettedLacrosse team staves off stubborn PalmerCORAL SHORES LACROSSE Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWKaitlyn OLeary (37) and Emily Albury celebrate Coral ShoresDistrict 25 lacrosse championship Friday after beating Palmer Trinity,13-10.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Champs,2BLady Eagles win crown in a wild oneAchampionship game that saw 51 runs scored in a series of dizzying lead changes came down to the bottom of the last inning Friday, when Island Christian Schools Lady Eagles rallied to grab the softball District 16-2Atitle. It was nerve-wracking, exciting and a great way to win a big game, Eagle head coach Katie Loy said after the 26-25 victory over Colonial Christian in Miami. Winning pitcher Amanda Ihrig started the winning rally by outracing an infield hit, then sprinted home to score the winning run with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. As district champions, the Lady Eagles (89) were scheduled to host a Tuesday regional tournament game in Islamorada, against District 15 runner-up Westwood Christian. Results were pending at press time. The Eagles found themselves deep in a 12run hole early in the Colonial game, but battled back to hold a seven-run lead going into the final inning. Colonials Patriots then mounted their own comeback on their home field to tie the score at 25-25. The top of our order was coming up in the seventh so I felt pretty positive about being able to put something together, Loy said. With 26 runs, we had a lot of offense. Our lineup is pretty solid overall, said the coach, but the awesome thing about this game is that people whod never hit anything big before were doing big things. People like Sara Delong, an eighth-grader, came up with a big triple, Loy said. Our regular hitters like Kaylyn Wyatt, Amanda Scott and Ileana Garcia were hitting like crazy. Garcia delivered the final RBI when she tapped a dribbler back toward the mound that Colonial scrambled to field as Ihrig charged home to beat the throw. Ihrig, one of the fastest Lady Eagles, stole second and third in the seventh. Our girls have been good about learning to bunt and to run bases, Loy said. We take pride in making things happen on the bases. When ICS starter Jenn Zemmel went down with a leg injury in midseason, the Lady Eagles were left without a senior on the roster. All the girls are playing different positions because we dont have a lot of players, Loy said. But at the end of Fridays game, the grinning Lady Eagles hoisted a state district championship trophy.They outduel Colonial in 26-25 victoryISLAND CHRISTIAN SOFTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Photo by PETER IHRIGCarrying the state District 16-2A championship trophy back to Island Christian School are Lady Eagles (front from left) assistant coach Nicki Mann,Sarah Delong and Amanda Ihrig;(standing) Jade Basilius,Jasmine Theodousiou,Kaylyn Wyatt,Ileana Garcia,Kirsten Tangen,Betsy Estevez,Jazmin Rivera,Andrea Scott, Christy Cano,and head coach Katie Loy (not pictured: assistant coach Jim Roper).Its all about the sailfishNothing attests to the presence of sailfish more than the record 362 releases on the first day of the World Sailfish Championship last week in Key West. Theyre feeding so aggressively on their way to their spawning grounds that it almost makes no difference what bait you use. While live bait increases your odds of a catch, many dolphin fishermen have been pleasantly surprised while trolling naked ballyhoo. If you have any influence with Mother Nature, you may want to put in a request for her to bring the winds down. Still, on these windy days, there is good fishing for mangrove snapper and sea trout on the banks in Florida Bay. Another excellent windy-day alternative is catch-andrelease fishing for sharks in the bay. These shallow-water areas hold massive numbers of lemon, blacktip, nurse, bonnet head and other species of shark. Windfinder.com says the winds will subside by Monday. The reef bite will be excellent again for yellowtail, mutton and mangrove snap-And take note: Grouper season quickly nearsFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn See Sailfish,2B


KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,April 25,2012 a short range, one-on-one penalty shot. You have no idea how difficult that is to do, Hall said. Roa (11 saves) and the Hurricane defense blanked Palmer for more than 12 minutes, until a harmless score with eight seconds left. Weve learned how to play transition defense, Hall said. Doyle led the Hurricane scoring with five goals and an assist. Lozano, the team scoring leader, scored four times with a pair of assists. Kaitlyn OLeary, Blackwell and Santiesteban each scored once as Coral Shores collected 13 goals on just 23 shots at the net. Lopez forced three turnovers and Samantha Hickory forced one. Amber Hanson and Katherine Hamer each intercepted a Palmer pass.Boys fall in finalCoral Shoresboys lacrosse team ended its season Thursday with a loss to Palmetto in the District 30 championship game. Palmettos second-seed Panthers (9-6) scored a 13-7 upset over the top-seed Hurricanes (12-3), who suffered their first defeat to a district foe. In Florida prep lacrosse, unlike many other sports, only the district champion advances to regional round of the state playoffs. Coral Shores finished the season with the programs highest-ever win total, and ranked No. 22 among the 70 boys prep lacrosse teams in South Florida by LaxPower.comGirls are champs but boys fall to PalmettoFrom Champs,1B Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral ShoresLady Hurricanes are all smiles after claiming their first-ever FHSAA district championship with Fridays 1310 win over Palmer Trinity.The Canes advance to this weeks regional state round. per. And the day weve all been waiting for is just around the corner May 1 is the opening of grouper season. I will be on the reef and wrecks with my charter, and I hope to see all of you out there. There are still plenty of permit providing great rodbending action on the wrecks and artificial reefs. These fish average 25 to 30 pounds. The tarpon population at the bridges and in Key West Harbor increases everyday. Good news for the many tarpon tournaments coming up.The weeks bestCapt. Jim Griffith, of Angler Management Charters out of the Island Fish Co. in Marathon, put Bill White, from Lewes, Del., on a sailfish using trolled ballyhoo. Capt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, says theres no need to venture far out for some great fishing. Bill and Tom, from Ohio, caught 18 nice-size yellowtails, then trolled up a couple of blackfin tuna and five dolphin and then dropped on a wreck and caught almaco jacks and large jack crevalle all in less than 200 feet of water. The Pips 36 at Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon, was busy this week. The father-daughter team of Scott and Shannon Stainken from Ridgefield, Conn., scored a nice catch of a half dozen dolphin while fishing with Capt. Bob Kidwell and mate Neil Apley. Fishing with Capt. Howard Kelley and Apley, DeLynn Montez and her friends, Bill Duckett and Debra Reed from Page, Ariz., caught dolphin and bonita. DeLynn caught and released her first sailfish, too. Shes a five-star marine mechanic with Shelter Bay in Marathon. Capt. Jeff Shelar, of Catch-Em-All Charters at Captain Pips Marina, tells us that while the tarpon bite was a tad slow, he managed to put Marc Riley, from Chicago, on a 130-pounder at the Seven Mile Bridge. Capt. Bob Brown of Sundance Sportfishing at the 7 Mile Marina took Charlie Hostetler and family tarpon fishing at the Bahia Honda Bridge. They had three anglers catch and release their first silver king. On another outing, the Hostetler crew chose to battle the big waves on the edge of the Gulf Stream. They caught several dolphin and released a sailfish. On their final outing, they started with six hook-ups on tarpon and finished the day with more dolphin and sailfish at the color change off Bahia Honda. Sam Swickard and his gang from Indianapolis fished two days with Brown and also had success with dolphin catches and sailfish releases. The SeaSquared did two tarpon trips to Bahia Honda with multiple hook-ups and releases for anglers from New York and Georgia, and we fished several groups in Florida Bay for tasty mangrove snapper and sea trout dinners. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters in Key West, spent the week fishing for tarpon in Key West Harbor, where it took a lot of moving around and reanchoring to get them to eat. The cero and Spanish mackerel, on the other hand, bit well in the tarpon areas. The yellowtails ate quite well in the Northwest Channel, with plenty of mangroves and throw-back grouper mixed in. Mottice managed to get offshore for some dolphin and put five schoolies in the boat using trolled ballyhoo.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, SeaSquared@bellsouth.net and w w w w w w . S S e e a a S S q q u u a a r r e e d d C C h h a a r r t t e e r r s s . c c o o m m All kinds are bitingFrom Sailfish,1B DeLynn Montez and Neil Apley show her sailfish aboard the Pips 36before it was released. Sailboats crowd each other during a past Wreckers Cup race.The final race of the season is on Sunday.SAILINGWreckers series winds downThe final race in the 2012 Schooner Wharf Bar Wreckers Cup Race Series hits Key West waters Sunday. That day at 1 p.m., boats in seven classes will reenact the times in Key West history when wreckers would race to a disabled ship, rescue the crew and then lay claim to the cargo. Their destination is Sand Key, seven miles off Key West. Categories are classic, schooner, multihull, monohull over 40 feet, monohull 30 to 39 feet, monohull 25 to 30 feet and monohull 24 feet and under. Entry fee is $30, which includes free rum punch and hors doeuvres at the captainsmeeting on Saturday at 7 p.m. on the upper deck at the Schooner Wharf, 202 William St., Key West. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each division. Winners receive ceramic flasks with Pussers rum and a souvenir rum mug, along with trophies, Schooner Wharf bar tabs and race T-shirts. For more information, call 292-3302.Final race to Sand Key is on SundayHurricanes enter tourney with a winCoral Shores High Schools baseball Hurricanes claimed their 14th win in Fridays regular-season finale, a 10-1 decision over LaSalle. The Hurricanes carried a 14-10-1 record into the District 16-4ATournament, being played at Founders Park in Tavernier. Coral Shores was slated to face district top seed St. Brendan (17-6) in Tuesdays semifinals. Key West High School (9-13) took on Gulliver Prep in the other contest. Results were pending at press time. Winners of the semifinals advance to Thursdays 7 p.m. championship game at Founders and qualify for the regional tournament. The Canes jumped on LaSalle with a six-run first inning Friday. On Senior Night, senior Hunter OConnor tagged a two-run single to spark the rally. Danny Wallangk and Jordan Izaguirre each had two hits and two RBI as part of the Canes12-hit offense. Brandon Joyce homered in the fourth inning to pad the lead. Wallangk, the mound starter, got the decision. The pitching staff for the game, which included four relievers, limited LaSalle to six hits. Erick Enriquez, David Bogue and Josh Sands were a big part of a great defense, assistant coach Jeff Meyers said. Coral Shores coaches have started planning for the Hurricane summer camps to be held in June. Sessions take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Key Largo Community Park. Aone-week skills camp for players ages 5 and 6 will be June 11 to 15. Atwoweek session for players ages 7 to 12 is slated June 11 to 15 and June 18 to 22. For costs and registration, call head coach Pat Meyers at 393-5231, or 852-9852.Championship game played on ThursdayCORAL SHORES BASEBALLSandman wins World SailfishTeam Sandman, skippered by Capt. Scott Leon of Fort Lauderdale, released 34 sailfish to win a weather-shortened World Sailfish Championship in Key West on Sunday. Saturdays thunderstorm concerns forced officials to call lines-out after just 42 minutes of angling, prematurely ending what was to be the final fishing day. We canceled the tournament [Sunday] for the safety of the anglers, tournament founder Chris King said. The winds were 25 knots and seas expected to go seven to nine feet. We declared a one-hour delay [Sunday], checked with the Coast Guard and it would have been unsafe for anglers to be out. Defending champion Sandman maintained a lead established Thursday, the second fishing day, and earned $316,917 for the win. The team consisted of boat owner Sandra MacMillan of Fort Lauderdale, who scored 12 releases and was named the tournaments top female angler; Domie Adames of Miami; Kyle Sherman of Fort Lauderdale; and Robby Waddick, Cory Ryan and Wes Stevens, all of Pompano Beach. Team Advanced Roofing also released 34 sails, but ended the tournament in second place based on time and took home $112,838. Saturdays 42 minutes of fishing clinched third place for team 4 Aces, skippered by Capt. John Dudas of Miami.KEY WEST FISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com


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So says the latest edition of Smithsonian Magazine, which created a list of the 20 best small towns in America for its May issue. Key West came in at No. 16, just behind No. 15 Menomonie, Wis., and just ahead of No. 17 Laguna Beach, Calif. No. 1 is Great Barrington, Mass. To help create our list, the magazine wrote, we asked the geographic information systems company Esri to search its databases for high concentrations of museums, historic sites, botanic gardens, resident orchestras, art galleries and other cultural assets common to big cities. But we focused on towns with populations less than 25,000 so travelers could experience what might be called enlightened good times in an unhurried, charming setting. We also tried to select towns ranging across the lower 48. Key West just qualified; the 2010 census showed the city has 24,649 residents. Key West attracts plenty of northern tourists with its tropical breezes and beaches, but the island has long been a haven for creativity, Smithsonian wrote. Hippies, artists, writers and chefs have sustained a vibrant, kitschy art scene for decades.Smithsonian: It ranks No.16 in the nationKeynoter StaffKEY WEST Melissa Helphrey accepts the top award among Island Christian School's middle-school grades in the Veteran of Foreign War's Patriot Pen contest.Helphrey's essay on the significance of the pledge of allegiance took second in her age group for the region that includes Monroe and Miami-Dade counties.She is joined by mom Jennifer Miller.Abbey Lindholm (not pictured) was the Island Christian winner of the VFW's high-school speech competition.ESSAY WINNER Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUThe annual dachshund walk down Duval Street is just one of the unique events held annually in Key WestSongwriters bringing their talents southThe writers behind some of Americas hottest contemporary hits are to perform in casual island settings May 2 through 6 during the 17th annual Key West Songwriters Festival. More than 100 performing songwriters are to take the stage for 30plus shows during the five-day event. Among those scheduled to showcase their talents are Dallas Davidson, winner of the 2012 Academy of Country Music songwriter of the year; Matraca Berg, co-writer of Kenny Chesneys chart-topping duet You and Tequila; rockabilly legend Billy Burnette, a former Fleetwood Mac band member; Jeff Hanna, founding member of the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Bob DiPiero, whose hits include Tim McGraws Southern Voice; Luke Laird, co-writer of So Small and Last Name for Carrie Underwood; and Chuck Cannon, who co-wrote How Do You Like Me Now? with Toby Keith. Most shows feature a rotating group of writer/performers and many have no admission charge. Venues include popular Key West bars, restaurants, resort beaches and poolsides, an arts complex and the Fury Catamaran during musical sunset cruises. At 7 p.m. May 5, a free show starring singer/songwriter Jeffrey Steele and his band is scheduled in the 200 block of Duval Street. Steele, a festival veteran, has penned hits including What Hurts the Most for Rascal Flatts and The Cowboy in Me for Tim McGraw. Other anticipated festival highlights include group shows at the San Carlos Institute, a Cuban cultural center at 516 Duval St., and Tropic Cinema, a boutique cinema and theater at 416 Eaton St. For specifics, go to www.kwswf.com.Fest includes numerous performancesKEY WEST Marathon Women of the Moose Chapter 1027 installed its 2012-13 officers on April 13.They are senior regent Sharon Wagner,junior regent Rebecca Kleindorfer, secretary/treasurer Maureen Holland,chaplain Jeannette Wingate,recorder Jeanne Witter,guide Patricia Farrell,assistant guide Christine Locassio and musician Beulah Lallathin.Committee chairs are membership Judi Naklicki,publicity Judi Ahearn, youth involvement Maryellen Magiske,academy Debbie Morelli,mooseheart Lynn Sullivan,community service Louise Schwenke,educational advancement Roseanne Remillard,family involvement Marian Armitage,charities Sandra Kroschel and health awareness Mary Ann Zimmer.NEW OFFICERS LIVING BRIEFSSkating event is on SaturdayThe Marathon Church of God and the Education Coalition of Monroe County are hosting a youth skateboarding and music event called the Radical Life Festival set for this Saturday at the Marathon Community Park. Hours are noon to 4 p.m., and admission is free. There will be a demonstration by the BC Surf and Sport Skate Team. Set to perform are Miami rap and hip-hop band Irrelevant, and the band Frontline. Guest speaker is Buddy Hagen. There will be refreshments. For more information, contact Pastor Nick Vaughn at 743-6307.Seniorsdriving course offeredThe next AARPdriver safety class in the Middle Keys is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 at Key Colony Beach City Hall. The program for drivers 50 and older provides driving strategies that help take into account the changes experienced as we age and the most common crash situations. The class includes videos, selfassessment and a student workbook. Most insurance companies offer a discount on automobileinsurance for completing the course. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others. Registration is required. Call Dee at 2899658.Grants for nonprofits become availableThe Key Largo Chamber of Commerce is inviting nonprofit organizations to apply for grants made possible by the chambers recent Art in Key Largo auction. Theres about $6,000 available. The Art in Key Largo project, in which businesses sponsored hand-painted aluminum angelfish created by area artists, was designed to promote Key Largo as an art destination. To apply for a grant, nonprofits should provide the name of the organization, contact person, address, phone number, copy of the IRS 501(c)3 paperwork, the organizations mission statement and a brief statement of need. Information should be submitted electronically to Robert Stoky at grants@keylargocham ber.org no later than May 11. For more information, call 451-1414.Team OCEAN looking for on-water helpThe Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seeks volunteers for its Team OCEAN program in the Upper and Lower Keys. Team OCEAN volunteers visit busy reefs throughout the Keys to educate boaters about the sanctuary, its zones and resources; and provide basic boating safety tips. Those interested should be comfortable speaking with and engaging the public, be able to spend up to six hours on the water in a 23to 25-foot boat and be available at least once or twice a month. Training will be provided by sanctuary staff. If interested, send an email to Carmen.Alex@noaa.gov in the Upper Keys or Todd.Hitchins@noaa.gov in the Lower Keys.Donations needed for church saleUnity of the Keys of Key West has a yard sale set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Unity, 1011 Virginia St., and is looking for donations. They can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Unity.


KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,April 25,2012 Crossword solutionSolution to the April 21 puzzle.Aging pets: Dogs (and cats) are having theirdayFirst came diet foods and treatment plans for fat cats and dumpy dogs, as veterinarians warned about a pet obesity epidemic. Now there are pet hospices, practices specializing in animal cancer and heart conditions, and products like magnetic dog collars to ease arthritis. There are psychologists and bereavement groups specializing in pet loss. Its all because the pet population is aging, just like the human one, due to a companion-animal longevity boom. Surveys periodically conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association show about 31 percent of pet-owning households had dogs and cats age 11 or older in 2006, the most current year available. That was a 25 percent increase over 1987. The association guidelines suggest pet seniorhood starts at age 7, although life spans can vary greatly among dog breeds and individual animals. Under that standard, almost half of the nations 154 million dogs and cats qualify for AARPcards. Credit modern medical technology, better medications, more pet food tailored to medical conditions and the fact that more pet parents, as marketers sometimes call them, view their animals as family members. As Randi and Craig Burger of Davie in Broward County watched their very elderly 13-yearold great Dane Marmaduke struggle daily with severe arthritis, their discussions could have been about any aging relative: Would advanced treatments give her a better quality of life? Was she comfortable? When would they know it was time? Sometimes, Craig would circle Marmadukes bed late at night, to check if she still was breathing. We love her. We want to treat her the way we would want someone to treat us when we get older, he said.Pet hospiceThe Burgers decided to try a new care alternative when they couldnt get Marmaduke, weighing 130 pounds, into the car to go for a needed check-up because she wasnt strong enough to walk. They called in Lap of Love, a veterinary hospice started by vet Dr. Mary Gardner and a colleague in 2010. Ahospice call is $150, with extra for nights and weekends about twice the price of a standard vet office visit, Gardner said. But demand has been so high that the practice now has consulting vets in six states. Pet hospice works pretty much like human hospice. The care focuses on keeping the animals comfortable at home with medications, nutritional supplements and pain management vs. lots of trips to the vet. The hospice staff also teaches pet owners home modification tricks. With Marmaduke, it involved creating a path of throw rugs so she could keep her footing on the tile as she walked to the door, substituting a waterproof baby mattress on the floor for her dog bed, and hooking a towel under her back-end to gently help her rise. Lap of Love also helps owners prepare for the inevitable and when it comes, can euthanize their beloved pets at home. Or any number of places. Gardner has eased creatures into the beyond at the beach, in a car overlooking a dogs favorite lake. One woman told me her cat loved to be out in her front yard. So I said, Lets do it there, Gardner said. I never have felt more appreciated. Dr. Stephanie Correa, a veterinary medical oncologist working in South Florida, said the average lifespan of a large-breed dog 40 years ago was about 7.5 years. Now its about 11.5 years, she said, close to 75 in human terms. Correa and her husband opened their first Animal Cancer Care Clinic eight years ago, and now operate six across three counties. The main facility in Fort Lauderdale features some of the same advanced medical testing and services used on people: ACTscanner, a linear accelerator for radiation treatments, human chemotherapy drugs. More veterinarians are opening specialty practices where their animal patients are likely to be older, geared toward oncology, cardiology and internal medicine. It mirrors what is going on with people, Correa said. Our field is changing dramatically. Theres no senior discount when Fido or Fluffy hits 65, and some goods and services catering to their age group can be expensive. Correa said a treatment course, depending on the type of cancer and if surgery is required, can range from $2,000 to $10,000. More of her clients now have pet insurance, she said, purchased when they were kittens or puppies. Lee Schrager, vice president of corporate communications for Southern Wine & Spirits, finally gave up trying to get his pet insurance to pay for melanoma cancer surgeries and treatments for his 14year-old French briard, Spencer. But Schrager has no regrets about the $10,000 it cost him. Spencer has been such a great pet and a great friend. And fortunately, I was in the position that I could do it, said Schrager, of Miami. I wouldnt want him thinking I didnt do the right thing. Agrowing number of veterinarians now specialize in at-home euthanasia. Pet-Loss.net, a state-bystate resource directory, lists four in South Florida, along with loss counselors, pet cemeteries and crematoriums, and bereavement groups. Maryland author and editor Moira Allen said the number of veterinary inhome euthanasia services have grown tremendously since she started publishing the directory 10 years ago, and expects hospice will follow.Senior productsSenior products are appearing on South Florida pet store shelves, as well. Last year, Quaker Pet Group unveiled its Silver Tails line, carried at Petco stores. Items include: magnetic therapy collars for arthritis and muscle pain ($5.99 to $7.99), infrared hand-held massager ($39.99), holistic bamboo charcoal mats to improve circulation (up to $49.99) and softer senior-friendly dog chew toys (up to $14.99). When Michael Delemma took over Animal House, an independent pet store in Fort Lauderdale, six years ago, there was very little for senior pets, he said. Now he carries nutritional and calming gels for older animals, plus several varieties of senior or weight-loss pet food although not all brands offer a geriatric selection. Ive seen a growth in whats available, Delemma said. But every product today should have a senior version.More specialize in helping pets in older ageMcClatchy-TribuneOUR PETS ACROSS 1Summit 5Comprehension 10Comeinsecond 14Separate 19Angelicoand FilippoLippi 20Recipedirection 21Ernieswife 22___Diva: Normaaria 231950Nobellaureate 26Memberofthe wedding 27___ball:arcade game 28Barcelonaaunt 29Try 30Goesoutwith 31Very,inVersailles 32Fashion 34And___bed. 35Conscriptionorg. 37UNaffiliate 39Cheapwayto travel 43Univ.awards 45GrowingUp author 50Tolaugh,inL yons 51Commercials,for short 52AncientHebrew vestment 53Birdlike 54Khartoums land 55Adolescentyears 57Taxorg. 58NYsummertime 59Analyzes 60LadyLibertys island 61Springtimesinger 64Pubquaffs 65Curscry 66Basketballgreat 69Wodehouseexpletive 73OCaseyor Connery 75Constructs 76Tony,Selmaor Linda 77Turnpikelodgings 806thsense 82One___time (singly) 83Similar 84Approves 85Puffup 87Sped 89Pianopart 90Obscure 91EducatingRita author 93MDscolleagues 94Soak 96Makealap 97Mysterywriter SheridanLe___ 99Teedoff 100Bostonstaple 104Snack 106Mexicanmoney 108JulieChristierole 111Bottomline 112Patientpotion 113Basquecap 114WonderfulTown star 118SwanLake temptress 119Hillbuilders 120Ranchvisitors 121Fitzgeraldofscat 122Surrender 123Mound 124Cabbagesalads 125Snail space DOWN 1Mil.installation 2Top 3Politicalsatirist 4Value 5Browniesorg. 6Soundsoff 7Accountant stask 8Meander 9___dechose(triflingmatter) 10___majesty 11Wordsworthworks 12Deltadeposit 13Slipperyaquarian 14Sharpened 15Jehovahs Witnessesfounder 16Courtfigure 17Waystogo:Abbr. 18Salt 24Accentanew 25___byStarlight 30Achiever 33___Abner 34Britishgun 36Havealatemeal 38Coinsheads 39Cardgamefor three 40Amonasros daughter 41Elegypoet 42Poeticevenings 43Companionable,in Soho 44Freds dancing sister 46Thewayofa___ midstofthesea... 47CityontheSt. Lawrence 48OneoftheFords 49Assist 54ESEplus45 56Improvisational comedian 59Utterly 62Antesupin advance 63Ger.scont. 64WhereStrasbourg is 66___reliefsculpture 67Woundsouvenirs 68MissKettetal. 70TheUninvited actress 71IdolstarClay 72Bottomofthebarrel 74Chicagotransports 76SouthDakota attraction 77Unrulycrowds 78NeighborofLa. 79Undertension 80Fashionmagazine 81ImpresarioHurok 85Dentistscommand 86Describingsome rites 88Sprite 91Conflicts 92WesternIndian 95Firmlyimplanted 98Lassoloops 101Invalidate 102Canios wifeinI Pagliacci 103Scatter 105GreetingtoDolly 106Prefixforcabor cure 107City,lakeorIndian 108Solitary 109Hammettpooch 110Grate 113___George 114Stadiumshout 115Psychiatristsconcerns 116Nauticalmonogram 117Legislativeact Observer crossword puzzle Namesakes Solution in the April 28 Keynoter Mariners Hospital employees held their annual community cleanup April 14 as part of the Tavernier hospitals Earth Day celebration,collecting 1,000 gallons of trash from the highway,parking lot and water near the Tea Table Relief Bridge.Members of the cleanup team are (rear from left) Gabe Coneybeare,Phil Blaida,Michael Siik and Peggy Siik;and (front) Molly Vlach,Becky Jaworski,Debbie Stanger,Becky Dunlap, Jake Dunlap and Lorena Soltes.Not pictured are Sheila Konczewski and Leslie Roy.EARTH DAY CLEANUPFive telling questions to ask on a first dateThere are a lot of things we wish we could ask on a first date, but never really would. Here are some (slightly) milder questions that will still give you the information you want without sounding crazy. Where do you usually hang out on weekends? The hottest club in town? Coffee shops? In the backyard barbecuing with friends? With family? The answer will tell you a lot about whats important to your date. If you could move to any other place, where would you go? Her choice can reveal a lot about her likes and dislikes, but it also tells you where shes at in this phase of her life. This first-date question will allow you to find out if she would be daring enough to relocate to a new city without hesitation or if stability is more of a priority. This question is great for girls and guys: Does your date also see himself leaving the big city for the country eventually? If so, you obviously have the same priorities. How often do you get to see your family? Whether the answer is not that often or every day! the answer will tell you a lot about your dates attitude toward family. Is he or she really close to the family, or more of a lone ranger? Always good information to know. Whats the best part of your job? If you ask someone on a first date whether they like their job, the answer will probably be a vague Yeah, sure, I guess. To really see how they feel about their chosen career, see with how much enthusiasm they answer this question. Whats the best joke youve ever heard? This is a playful, goofy question, and your date will probably just think youre trying to break the ice. But what youre really asking is: Does your sense of humor mesh with mine? Do they easily come up with a joke, or refuse to play along? Is their joke corny or dirty or lame? Does it actually make you laugh? Nothing ignites a spark like making your companion laugh.These will give you an idea if compatibleLOVE CONNECTION


Wednesday,April 25,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com NOTICE The Monroe County Supervisor of Elections, Harry L. Sawyer, Jr, will conduct a candidate seminar explaining Florida Election and Campaign Laws. When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, EOC Room on 2nd Floor, Marathon, FlWho should attend: Anyone interested in running for office, campaign A VISO Harry L. Sawyer, hijo, Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe, celebrar un seminario para candidatos con el fin de explicar las leyes sobre elecciones y campaas electorales de la Florida. Cundo: el sbado 5 de mayo del 2012, a las 9:30 a.m. Dnde: Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, EOC Room on 2nd Floor, Marathon, FlQuines deben asistir: Se insta para que asista toda persona interesada Published Keynoter 4-25-12treasurers, political party treasurers, representatives of organizations, or individuals (independent expenditure) planning to endorse or oppose candidates or issues, and anyone interested in the election process are welcome to attend. enpostularse para un cargo pblico, los tesoreros de campaas electorales, los tesoreros de partidos polticos, los representantes de organizaciones y las personas (por cuenta independiente) que proyecten respaldar u oponerse a algn candidato o propuesta as como cualquier persona que est interesada en el proceso electoral. Dozens of sailors from the USS Fort McHenryvolunteered at the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition in Key West during their three days of liberty in Key West last week.The 610foot ship docked in the Southernmost City before deploying to the Baltic Sea.These are some of the sailors who did exterior and interior painting at the coalitions Neece Center for Homeless Recovery.SAILORS HELP OUT Photo by BILL WARNERThe Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service has graduated 20 people from its most recent nine-week master-gardener class.They are (front from left) Donna Froelich, Mary LaDue,Rita Rivenbark,instructor Kim Gabel,Janie Byland,Marilyn Rogers,Linda Marshall and Karen Quist;and (rear) Susanna Gatz,Jennifer Brewster,Donna Jo Church, Linda Ward,Mark Knez,Duke Martin and Tom Petersen.Graduates not shown are Jessica Bauser,Cynthia Francisco,Celia Hitchins,Yanett Langley,Bernhard Rasch and Susie Reutling.MASTER GARDENERSPoo r eye s ight amo n g toughe s t a s pect s of agi n gThe moment usually occurs before your 50th birthday and si g nals that youve crossed a life Rubicon. Alas, body parts are a g in g For most of us, the body part first sendin g that messa g e is our eyes. Anew survey by Bausch + Lomb a health-care company best known for contact lenses and lens-care products plus other ophthalmic pharmaceuticals says that 61 percent of people consider copin g with poor eyesi g ht one of the most difficult outcomes of a g in g That seems a nobrainer. More interestin g is their conclusion that poor eyesi g ht is more difficult to deal with than poor hearin g And g uess which capability they would save first? So we asked Michael Pier, O.D., director of professional relations for North American Vision Care, part of Bausch + Lomb: Q: Whats the most common symptom of a g in g eye problems? A: Blurry near vision. Its a natural phenomenon of the loss of focus power of the eye, a condition where the eye loses some flexibility. We may first notice it with a blurrin g of small details and thin g s that are close to us. Heres where those ma g nifiers sold in dru g stores are an acceptable eye g lass option for many people. Theres no reason to overmedicate if its not necessary. But if the problem is not fixed this way, its time to see the doctor. Inability to see up close (presbyopia) may be one of the first si g ns your eyes are a g in g and this can be corrected with eyeg lasses or contact lenses in particular multifocal contact lenses. Q: Then you say the next concern is cloudy vision? A: If your vision is cloudy, especially in one eye more than another, it is definitely time to see the doctor. It is most often an early si g n of cataracts. If you already have had cataract sur g ery, there is a membrane left in the eye that maybe can become cloudy in 18 to 20 percent of patients. Its an easy procedure to g o in with a laser and clean it off. Q:But you know that most people, particularly those old enou g h to be on Medicare, may not have health insurance to cover these ophthalmic visits A: I a g ree with you, but this is no time for self-dia g nosis. Go to the doctor ri g ht away. There are two common reasons for uncommon loss of peripheral vision undia g nosed g laucoma or peripheral retina detachment. In both cases, dont dally with that. Q: What about problems with ni g httime vision? A: When dayli g ht savin g s time ends, it seems as if they suddenly took away the li g ht and you may have bi gg er awareness of halos and g lare. This is particularly caused by pupils openin g to g et more li g ht in and not focusin g all the li g ht at one point on the retina. Most people notice it more with the time chan g e and, by January, they will be more used to it and it wont seem so extreme. But there are ways a doctor can help. They have created a technique in eye g lasses called hi g h definition optics and those lenses actually do decrease and almost eliminate halos and provide a better focal point for peripheral rays. And, by the way, this ni g httime problem can occur before a g e 40. Q: What a g e g roup is the lar g est user of contact lenses, by the way? A: The lar g est users of contact lenses are people 13 to 16 years old. The second-lar g est user g roup is 40 and older.Cloud vision is early sign of cataractsMcClatchy-TribuneTO YOUR HEALTHFDA: Gulf seafood safe despite oil spill concernsPhotos of fish with sores may raise concern about lon g -term environmental effects of the massive BPoil spill but federal health officials say the Gulf seafood thats on the market is safe to eat. After all, diseased fish arent allowed to be sold, said Dr. Robert W. Dickey, who heads the Food and Dru g Administrations Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory. Its important to emphasize that were talkin g about a low percenta g e of fish, Dickey stressed. It doesnt represent a seafood safety hazard. Two years after the oil spill, scientists cite lesions and other deformities in some Gulf fish as a si g n of lin g erin g environmental dama g e. They cant say for sure whats causin g the fish ailments or if there really are more sick fish today than in the past. As marine biolo g ists study the threats to the fish, here are some questions and answers about the safety of seafood: Q: What keeps sick fish off the market? A: Every wholesaler and seafood processor must follow lon g standin g FDArules on what constitutes a safe and usable catch. Fish with lesions or si g ns of parasites or other disease arent allowed, Dickey said. Q: What about oil contamination thats not visible? A: Federal and state laboratories tested more than 10,000 fish, shrimp and other animals for traces of certain chemicals in oil to be sure they were far below levels that could make anyone sick before commercial fishin g ever was allowed to resume. Gulf Coast states are continuin g that testin g today as a precaution. Some species clear oil contaminants from their bodies more rapidly than others, the reason that fishin g resumed before the oyster harvest. The FDA says that someone could eat 9 pounds of fish or 5 pounds of oyster meat a day for five years and still not reach the levels of concern for a key set of chemicals. Q: But what about the oil compounds that scientists have reported findin g in the bile of some fish? A: Bile shows what a fish recently ate, but the fishs di g estive system g oes on to process and eliminate contaminants so they dont build up in edible tissue, Dickey said. Q: Are there other reasons to pay attention to seafood safety? A: Definitely. A California company recently recalled some yellowfin tuna used to make sushi because it was linked to an outbreak of salmonella food poisonin g And every year, health officials warn people with certain health conditions to avoid eatin g raw oysters they may be contaminated with the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that typically is found in warm coastal waters between April and October.Fishermen must follow strict rulesAssociated PressWHAT WE EAT Buying a home from out of state has its unique challenges. You cant drive around neighborhoods to look at properties at your leisure, and you usually dont have an intimate knowledge of the area like local laws, taxes, school systems, employment, home prices and general costs of living. T hat is why its so important to work with an experienced local REALTOR who can act as your agent. A REALTOR who has first-hand knowledge of the new area can find you homes that will best fit your needs. They can arrange a tour through several homes over a single weekend at your convenience, can give you a complete overview of the local issues you need to know, and can help make your transition as easeful as possible. 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 SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY, LLC, as a BrokerAssociate in 2011. Call her today for exceptional service and advice! Visit her online at www.Islandvilla.com. www.Pattistanley.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!OUT OF STATE HOMEBUYING Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA balmy Florida Keys evening lets residents and visitors enjoy the sand and water at the Founders Park bayside beach in Islamorada.APRIL SPLASH


KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,April 25,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 89139 3 x 7.5 (106.275) 617622 MOCO BOCC/NOT.INTENT TO CONSI MOCO BOCC>> K0110LEGALNOTICES A A A A A A A A A A A A LOGO 89213 Error: 1 89213 2 x 3.0 (42.5098) 642692 BIRD HANDLER >>THEATER>OF>THE>SE K0260GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS A A A A LOGO Dummy042 Error: 1 Dummy0423-15:59:25 2 x 4.0 (56.4706) Dummy Dummy A A A d / 7836600 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo:12-DR-000356-K JulioJuarez Petitioner and DianaGonzalezVerdecia Respondent. NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE To:DianaGonzalezVerdecia A ddressUnknown YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeenfiledagainst youandthatyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toitonJulio JuarezwhoseaddressisPO Box4901,KeyWest,FL.33041 onorbeforeMay8th,2012,and filetheoriginalwiththeClerkof thisCourtat500Whitehead St.,KeyWest,FL33040before serviceonPetitioneror immediatelythereafter.Ifyou failtodoso,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthepetition. Copiesofallcourtdocuments inthiscase,includingorders, areavailableattheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsoffice.Youmay reviewthesedocumentsupon request. YoumustkeeptheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsofficenotifiedof yourcurrentaddress.(Youmay fileNoticeofCurrentAddress, FloridaSupremeCourt A pprovedFamilyLawForm 12.915.)Futurepapersinthis lawsuitwillbemailedtothe addressonrecordattheclerks office. WARNING:Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureof documentsandinformation. Failuretocomplycanresultin sanctions,includingdismissal orstrikingsofpleadings. Dated:March29th,2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT By:MarisladyLopez DeputyClerk PublishApril4,11,18,25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8250900 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: POSEIDONMARINE TOWINGANDSALVAGE givesNoticeofForeclosureof Lienandintenttosellthese vehicles on05/12/201209:00 amat89170OVERSEAS HWY,TAVERNIER,FL 33070-2025, pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes.POSEIDON MARINETOWINGAND SALVAGEreservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids. YAMA1450I7981998YAMAH PublishApril25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8130400 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. CASENo. 44-2012-CA-000167K BANKOFAMERICA,N.A., SUCCESSORBYMERGER TOBACHOMELOANS SERVICING,LPFKA COUNTRYWIDEHOME LOANSSERVICING,LP, PLAINTIFF, VS. MICHELLECATESDEAL, ETAL. DEFENDANT(S) NOTICEOFACTION To:MichelleCatesDeal& UnknownSpouseofMichelle CatesDeal RESIDENCE:UNKNOWN LASTKNOWNADDRESS: 326BarbaraCircle,Belleair,FL 33756 YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIED thatanactiontoforeclosea mortgageonthefollowing describedpropertylocatedin MonroeCounty,Florida: RESIDENTIALLOT 27(SOMETIMESKNOWNAS LOT2627)OFTHE ROOSEVELTANNEX, PRIVATEWATERFRONT HOMESACCORDINGTO THEDECLARATIONOF PROTECTIVECOVENANTS, RESTRICTIONSAND EASEMENTSOFTHE ROOSEVELTANNEX, PRIVATEWATERFRONT A A HOMES,ASRECORDEDIN OFFICIALRECORDSBOOK 1531,ATPAGE1615OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,ANDANY A MENDMENTSTHERETO, A SDESCRIBEDAS FOLLOWS:APARCELOF LANDLOCATEDONTHE NORTHERLYSIDEOFTHE ISLANDOFKEYWEST, MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,ANDBEINGMORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED A SFOLLOWS: COMMENCINGATTHE INTERSECTIONOFTHE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAYLINEOF NORTHROOSEVELT BOULEVARD(U.S.HIGHWAY NO.1),SAIDPOINTELSE BEINGTHE SOUTHEASTERLYCORNER OFHILTONHAVEN, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK2,ATPAGE 108,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA;THENCE N47B46EALONGTHE SAIDNORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAYLINEOF SAIDNORTHROOSEVELT BOULEVARDFOR781.03 FEET;THENCEN87B13 WFOR84.85FEET;THENCE N42B13WFOR288.83 FEET;THENCEN05B21 W,ADISTANCEOF179.54 FEET;THENCEN55B34 E,ADISTANCEOF30.81 FEET;THENCEN31B40 W,ADISTANCEOF91.60 FEETTOTHEPOINTOF BEGINNING;THENCEN 31B40W,ADISTANCE OF132.48FEETTOTHE MEANHIGHWATERLINEOF THEBAYOFFLORIDA,AS LOCATEDBYTASK ENGINEERS,ON SEPTEMBER7,1985; THENCEN61B18E,AND A LONGTHESAIDMEAN HIGHWATERLINEA DISTANCEOF37.17FEET; THENCES31B40E,AND LEAVINGTHESAIDMEAN HIGHWATERLINEA DISTANCEOF132.93FEET; THENCES62B00W,A DISTANCEOF37.19FEETTO THEPOINTOFBEGINNING. PARCELCONTAINS4926 SQUAREFEETMOREOR LESS. SUBJECTTOAMANGROVE CONSERVATION EASEMENT,BEINGTHE NORTHWESTERLY5.00 FEET,MOREORLESS,AND A 2.00FOOTUTILITY EASEMENT,ALONGTHE SOUTHWESTERLY PROPERTYLINE. hasbeenfiledagainstyou,and youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittendefenses,if any,tothisaction,on GladstoneLawGroup,P.A., attorneysforplaintiff,whose addressis1499W.Palmetto ParkRd,Suite300,Boca Raton,FL33486,andfilethe originalwiththeClerkofthe Court,within30daysafterthe firstpublicationofthisnotice, eitherbeforeMay21,2012or immediatelythereafter, otherwiseadefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe Complaint. Thisnoticeshallbepublished onceaweekfortwo consecutiveweeksinthe FloridaKeysKeynoter. DATED:April10,2012 ClerkoftheCircuitCourt By:RiellaLynnSims DeputyClerkoftheCourt Copiesfurnishedto: GladstoneLawGroup,P.A. 1499W.PalmettoParkRd, Suite300, BocaRaton,FL33486 Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthisproceeding, youareentitled,atnocostto you,totheprovisionofcertain assistance.Pleasecontactthe A DACoordinator,Ms.Judy Greeneat502Whitehead Street,KeyWest,FL33040; telephonenumber 305-295-3127two(2)working daysofyourreceiptofthis notice;ifyouarehearing impaired,calltheFloridaRelay Servicesat1-800-955-8771 (TTY);ifyouarevoice impaired,calltheFloridaRelay Servicesat1-800-955-8770. PublishApril18,25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8214700 UNITEDSTATESDISTRICT COURT SOUTHERNDISTRICTOF FLORIDA KEYWESTDIVISION INADMIRALTY CASENO.12-10025-CIVMOORE/TORRES InthematteroftheComplaint ofMichaelSander,asownerof a200621FastCatmotor vessel,bearingHull IdentificationNo. FKQC2051E606,for ExonerationfromorLimitation ofLiability Petitioner. A A NOTICETOCLAIMANTSOF COMPLAINTFOR EXONERATIONFROMOR LIMITATIONOFLIABILITY Noticeisgiventhattheabove namedPetitionerhasfileda Complaint,pursuantto46 U.S.C.Sec.30501etseq.,for exonerationfromorlimitationof liabilityforallclaimsforany damagesorinjuries,arisingout oforoccurringasaresultofa collisioninthenavigable watersnearKeyWest,Florida witha199725center console-styleopenmotorboat, bearingHullIdentification NumberOSB00290H697onor aboutMay8,2011,asmore fullydescribedinthe Complaint. A llpersonshavingsuchclaims mustfiletheirrespective claims,asprovidedin SupplementalRuleFofthe SupplementalRulesforCertain A dmiraltyandMaritimeClaims oftheFederalRulesofCivil Procedure,withtheClerkof thisCourtatthe UnitedStates Courthouse,301Simonton Street,KeyWest,Florida and mustserveacopythereofon attorneysforPetitioneronor beforethe 28thdayofMay, 2012 orbedefaulted. Ifanyclaimantdesiresto contesteithertherightto ExonerationFromortherightto LimitationofLiabilityheshall fileandserveontheattorneys forPetitionerananswertothe Complaintonorbeforethe aforesaiddateunlesshisclaim hasincludedananswer,so designated,orbedefaulted. DATEDthis18thdayofApril, 2012. StevenM.Larimore ClerkofCourt CrystalBarnes-Butler DeputyClerk cc:RichardJ.McAlpin,Esq. CraigP.Liszt,Esq. PublishApril25,May2,9,16, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A BOATMECHANIC ExperiencewithMercury& Yamaharequired.F/Tposition. ContactSteve,ShelterBay Marina,Marathon.743-7008 CertifiedYamahaTech with min.5yearsofexperience. Competitivesalary.Musthave excellentreferences,valid driverslicenseandtools. Benefitsincludinguniforms, vehicle,healthinsurance,paid vacationandholidays.Drug andsmokefreeworkplace. Emailsherrymarathonboatyard.com orfaxresumeto305.289.0751 EXPERIENCEDAPPLIANCE TECHNICIANWANTED Must bedependable,havetools&a clean,validdriversliscense. 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