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Proponents of commercial electricity could win a huge victory this summer in the decades-long battle over such power on No Name Key.Commercial power lines to the off-the-grid Lower Keys island off Big Pine Key could be in place this summer if the Utility Board of Key West approves a pair of contracts WednesdayKeys Energy staff has devised a schedule for Pike Electric LLC and Allcomm Networks Inc. showing construction beginning this month and ending by the end of August.The contracts are for $194,000 and are part of a $648,752 total project cost that Keys Energy spokesman Julio Barroso said the No Name Key Property Owners Association has already paid in full. As we progress, well keep an eye on the costs. If it comes in over, well ask them for more dollars or refund them any money based on the estimated cost of the project, Barroso said.No Name homes are now powered by generators and solar power. But commercial power lines being on the island wont mean residents can flip a switch for the first time on the 1,000-acre island. Well be ready to energize at the end of the construction. Before we do, we have to have the customers sign up for service and then look to have an inspection by Monroe County, Keys Energy Chief Executive Officer Lynne Tejada said. Usually they look at the meter center itself and make sure it meets code. If we dont have that, we wouldnt be able to energize the home. Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger said inspections wont happen until Monroes concerns about allowing power lines over conservation land and issuing permits to connect to power poles are addressed. Both are prohibited by county code. The county filed for a declaratory judgment in Circuit Court after Keys Energy, in March 2011, was set to finalize a deal with the property owners association to run commercial lines. 778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .8B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,MAY 5,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.36 25 CENTS In LAttitudesSingers will dominate Key Largo venues in coming weeks,and Home Exchangetakes the Key West stage. 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Cuba may loosen travel rulesAfter controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a radical and profound change is weeks away. The comment by Parliament Chief Ricardo Alarcon has residents, exiles and policymakers abuzz with speculation that the muchhated exit visa could be a thing of the past, even if Raul Castros government continues to limit the travel of doctors, scientists, military personnel and others in sensitive roles to prevent a brain drain. Other top Cuban officials have cautioned against overexcitement, leaving islanders and Cuba experts to wonder how far Havanas leaders are willing to go.In the past 18 months, Castro has removed prohibitions on some private enterprise, legalized real estate and car sales, and allowed compatriots to hire employees, ideas that were long anathema to the governments Marxist underpinnings.Scrapping travel controls could be an even bigger step, at least symbolically, and carries enormous economic, social and political risk. Even half measures such as ending limits on how long Cubans can live abroad or cutting the staggeringly high fees for the exit visa that Cubans must obtain just to leave the country would be significant. It would be a big step forward, said Philip Peters, a Cuba expert at the Virginiabased Lexington Institute. If Cuba ends the restrictions on its own citizenstravel, that means the only travel restrictions that would remain in place would be those the United States imposes on its citizens. The move would open the door to increased emigration and make it easier for Cubans overseas to avoid forfeiting their residency rights, a fate that has befallen waves of exiles since the 1959 revolution. It could also bolster the number of Cubans who travel abroad for work, increasing earnings sent home in the short term and, ultimately, investment by a new moneyed class.But Peters and several other analysts said they doubt the new rules would bring about any immediate shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba, which includes a ban on American tourism. Those restrictions are entrenched and enjoy the backing of powerful Cuban American exiles.I dont think it would lead to a drastic change in U.S. policy, but an accumulation of human rights improvementsBut U.S. regulations banning most travel to the island would remainBy PAUL HAVENAssociated PressCUBAKeys Energy finalizes powerplansConstruction set to start this monthBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comNO NAME KEYJara falls just shortKeys schools Superintendent Jesus Jara doesnt meet the job requirements advertised for his position, but Monroe County School Board members and Jara whos vying to retain his job say that shouldnt hurt his chances of staying on. A22-person boardappointed search committee is working to find the Keys first-ever hired superintendent (the job was previously elected) and on Friday was considering 44 applicants with a May 11 application cut-off and Aug. 1 start date. In advertised job requirements agreed to by board members, one requirement is five years successful administrative experience at the senior level with a minimum of three years as a principal. Jara was principal of the High School of Science and Technology in Springfield, Mass., from Feb. 10, 2003, until Dec. 30, 2005 two years and 10 months, two months shy of the Keys requirement. The board selected theSuperintendent has less than job requirementsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSCabinet in Keys TuesdayKeys officials and students will figure prominently Tuesday when the state Cabinet holds its monthly meeting at Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon the first time anyone can recall a Florida Cabinet meeting in the Keys. The Cabinet comprises Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Adam Putnam, commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The biggest event of the day and likely the reason the Cabinet decided to hold this months meeting here will be a resolution authorizing a $50 million Department of Environmental Protection Everglades Restoration Revenue bond to fund Keys sewer construction.Scott approved the states $70 billion budget last month and it includes the $50 million bond. Its part of the $200Meeting set for Switlik School starting 9 a.m.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSTATE GOVERNMENTSee Cuba,3ASee Jara,3ASee Cabinet,2ASee No Name,2A
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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSMercedes shooting commercial TuesdayMotorists planning to drive on the Seven Mile Bridge Tuesday should be aware of potential delays between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. due to a commercial being shot for Mercedes-Benz USA.Any needed bridge closures are not expected to exceed 10 minutes, according to Rita Troxel from the Florida Keys & Key West Film Commission. The production schedule could change based on weather conditions. WKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) News Director Don Riggs M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30 A AFLEMINGChristopherJames AnthonyFleming(Chris), age 54,ofKeyLargo,FL,losthis battlewithLeukemiaonFriday, A pril27,2012.Chrisdied peacefullyathome, surroundedbyhisfamilyand severalclosefriends.Hospice oftheFloridaKeysandhis sister,JeannetteKellyprovided excellentlovingcare.Chriswas borninKeyWeston September25,1957toJames andHopeKelly.Thelarge portionofChrisyouthwas spentinIllinois,birthplaceofhis parents.Hewasemployedin manyoccupations,beginning withfarmwork,ArmyCorpsof Engineers,BurlingtonNorthern Railway,Ninehouser A ppliances,OceanReefClub maintenance,andothers.He ownedandoperatedDavis SalesandFireExtinguishersin theKeys.Chriswasalongtime memberoftheKeyLargo VolunteerFireDepartmentand servedasPresidentoftheFire A ssociation.Hewasamember oftheChamberofCommerce andvariousother organizations.Hedonated manyhourstoCommunity Events,FundRaisersand thoroughlyenjoyedhelping anyonewhoneededhis assistance.Hewasalso Captainandco-ownerofthe legendarysailingboat,the Mortail.Chriswas predeceasedbyhisfather, JamesFleming;Brother, TimothyJonFleming;Half Brother:ToddKelly;stepsister: LouellaKellyByers;andStep FatherCharlesKelly.Heis survivedbyhisfiance,Monica CaceresofMiami;Hismother HopeFlemingKellyof Interlachen,FL;Son,Jason Fleming;Grandsons:Ryanand JasonFleming;Sisters: CathleenFlemingRoyand JulietFlemingStage;Brother: TerryFleming;Half-sisters: JeannetteKelly,HeatherKelly, AAFLEMINGChristopherJames AnthonyFleming(Chris), age 54,ofKeyLargo,FL,losthis battlewithLeukemiaonFriday, April27,2012.Chrisdied peacefullyathome, surroundedbyhisfamilyand severalclosefriends.Hospice oftheFloridaKeysandhis sister,JeannetteKellyprovided excellentlovingcare.Chriswas borninKeyWeston September25,1957toJames andHopeKelly.Thelarge portionofChrisyouthwas spentinIllinois,birthplaceofhis parents.Hewasemployedin manyoccupations,beginning withfarmwork,ArmyCorpsof Engineers,BurlingtonNorthern Railway,Ninehouser Appliances,OceanReefClub maintenance,andothers.He ownedandoperatedDavis SalesandFireExtinguishersin theKeys.Chriswasalongtime memberoftheKeyLargo VolunteerFireDepartmentand servedasPresidentoftheFire Association.Hewasamember oftheChamberofCommerce andvariousother organizations.Hedonated manyhourstoCommunity Events,FundRaisersand thoroughlyenjoyedhelping anyonewhoneededhis assistance.Hewasalso Captainandco-ownerofthe legendarysailingboat,the Mortail.Chriswas predeceasedbyhisfather, JamesFleming;Brother, TimothyJonFleming;Half Brother:ToddKelly;stepsister: LouellaKellyByers;andStep FatherCharlesKelly.Heis survivedbyhisfiance,Monica CaceresofMiami;Hismother HopeFlemingKellyof Interlachen,FL;Son,Jason Fleming;Grandsons:Ryanand JasonFleming;Sisters: CathleenFlemingRoyand JulietFlemingStage;Brother: TerryFleming;Half-sisters: JeannetteKelly,HeatherKelly, andLisaFleming; Half-brothers:JamieFleming andRaymondFleming;Step Sisters:KonnieKellyandKathy KellyDavis;StepBrother: ChuckKelly;andMany,Many devotedFriends. ChriswasanEpiscopalian andFr.CharlesCannonofSt. JamestheFisherman EpiscopalChurch,Islamorada, FLwillofficiateinthefuneral serviceonSaturday,May5th, atRowellsMarinainKey Largo,MileMarker104.5 Bayside,from5:30P.M.until Sunset(casualdress). TheFamilyrequeststhatin lieuofflowers,donationsbe madeinChrisnametotheKey LargoVolunteerFire DepartmentortotheLeukemia ResearchFoundationforAML. A llen-BeyerFuneralHomein KeyLargoandtheKeyLargo FireDepartmentareincharge ofarrangements. MILLERTerryW.Miller diedatthe ageof56atHopeHospiceof LehighonApril29,2012from livercancer. TerrygrewupinMarathon, FLandgraduatedfrom MarathonHighSchool.He movedtoLaBelle,FLin2000. Hespenthislifecareerasa carpenter. Terryissurvivedbyhis sister,FawnGilbert, brother-in-law,JeffGilbert, nephew,AaronGilbert,and step-brothers,DanTownsend andBeeTownsend. Memorialservicewillbeheld 11:00amSaturdayMay5, 2012atHealingWatersChurch inLabelle,FL. million so-called Mayfield grant authorized in 2009, but not allocated until now.According to Cabinet agenda background, the bond will be paid off by the state using documentary stamp taxes, basically documents associated with real estate transactions.Monroe County is slated to receive $30 million of the first allotment to get construction of the $156 million Cudjoe Regional sewer system started, while Islamorada would receive the other $20 million.County Administrator Roman Gastesi said he, County Commissioner George Neugent, Keys Environmental Protection Agency scientist Bill Kruczynski and Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Executive Director Kirk Zuelch plan to make a roughly 15-minute sewer presentation at the meeting.Neugent is expected to handle opening remarks, while Kruczynski will discuss environmental aspects of the projects, Zuelch the construction schedules and Gastesi the economic impact.Switlik Principal Lesley Salinero said numerous students would attend the meeting to accept awards for a hurricane-evacuationthemed art contest and Memorial Day essay contest sponsored by Scotts office. Every grade, we picked one winner and the posters they made will be blown up and displayed in the governors mansion for the next month, she said. Fourthgraders wrote essays for Memorial Day and we picked winners and theyll read some of their essays in the meeting.Salinero said the Cabinet would later tour the school escorted by student safety patrol members and spend 20 minutes in three separate classrooms. She said Scott will take part in a coloring project with firstgraders, teach a lesson to a third-grade class and do a question-and-answer session with fifth-graders. Tuesdays Cabinet meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Switlik cafeteria. The school is on 33rd Street bayside. The public can attend but public comment wont be taken.Expect sewer talkFrom Cabinet,1A We wouldnt approve connections form the houses to the lines until our ordinance had been invalidated, he said. Were going to ask the board for direction at the May [16 commission] meeting about Keys Energys announced intentions of putting up the lines. Well see what the board wants to do. Circuit Court Judge David Audlin ruled on Jan. 31 that the final decision on those issues lies with the state Public Service Commission. Five No Name Key homeowners appealed that decision on Feb. 4, with the county joining in because the appeal takes the side of the countys ordinance. It will be in the Third District Court of Appeal. The Utility Board meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Keys Energy building at 1001 James St. in Key West.Issues remainFrom No Name,1ASearch for manager remains miredWhen the swing vote landed with Key West City Commissioner Mark Rossi at a Tuesday meeting, he punted and refused to weigh in on whether three candidates to be city manager would advance in the ongoing search. At stake is whether candidates Margaret Romero, Ken Davis and Thaddeus Cohen, who dont meet the minimum qualifications for the post as advertised by the city, can be lumped in with a separate group of five other applicants shortlisted by a city-appointed search committee.Three other candidates dropped out of consideration the past two weeks, with two of them citing concerns with how commissioners circumvented their agreedupon selection process by lobbying for applicants without experience running a city or county.At a Tuesday meeting, commissioners Clayton Lopez, Billy Wardlow and Tony Yaniz strongly favored including Cohen, Davis and Romero. Mayor Craig Cates and commissioners Teri Johnston and Jimmy Weekley were opposed.The question is whether those three candidates meet the qualifications you set, City Attorney Shawn Smith said, adding that the screening committee wants to hear what you have to say.All eyes on Rossi, he broke into a slight chuckle. I dont have an answer to that yet. I wont make my decision until I look at all the resumes. I think thats my right.The cut-off for applicants was April 13; there was an initial pool of 80 vying to replace City Manager Jim Scholl, whose $180,000 annual contract expires on July 1.Alright, the discussion is over, a frustrated Cates said. We cant make a decision.Cates also said: Lets call this what it is. Some people are trying to push a person forward who doesnt have any qualifications for this job. To that, Yaniz, who has feuded with Cates in the past, said: Who is that, Mr. Mayor?.Cates singled out Romero, a Key West native who spent her professional career as manager and executive consultant at IBM. She ran against incumbent Cates for the mayoral seat last year. That really surprises me, Yaniz said, that you single out the person that ran against you for the office of mayor. As Cates was pressing Rossi to vote, asking him to decide if hes in favor of bringing unqualified..., Wardlow broke in, taking issue with the mayors phrasing.Youve done it two weeks in the row, Wardlow said. Im tired of it. Youre wrong by saying that. Thats not the right way to do things. You dont have to cut anybody down. I think we should check with Mr. Baezinger tomorrow to see if we have any candidates left after watching this, Johnston said. As it stands now, Smith said Wednesday, the search firm will have completed extensive background checks on all the applicants before either the commission or the [search] committee meet again. The commission will therefore have another opportunity to take up the issue if they so desire before the screening committee meets again.The City Commission meets next on May 15, and the screening committee meets on May 17, both in Old City Hall on Greene Street.No decision on changing way process worksBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Skeeterspraying ramps upAremarkably wet April might not lead to a bumper crop of mosquitoes in May.It could be bad, but not nearly as bad as it might have been, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District executive director Michael Doyle said on Friday. In some ways, we dodged a bullet.When the weather stated to break by Tuesday, the district launched its spraying helicopters to drop larvicide pellets that target unhatched mosquitoes.We were able to spray many hundreds of acres, Doyle said. From what were being told by our inspectors, all signs are good. Weve killed millions of mosquitoes. If we had not been able to get the helicopters up, it would have been terrible, he said.The helicopters can operate in winds up to 15 mph, although the higher winds make targeting more difficult. They have to get lower, Doyle said.There likely will be an upsurge in mosquito sightings and swattings this weekend since ground spraying for adult mosquitoes by district trucks was halted by high winds through Thursday.Pretty much all the truck fogging was blown out until Friday morning, he said. The mosquitoes that already were out there are still there, Doyle said. Trucks will be on the move through this weekend to catch up. Doyle urged residents to check the Mosquito Control Districts revamped website,www.keysmosquitoes.org, to see daily spray schedules and locations. Staff at the National Weather Service in Key West reported logging 5.53 inches of rain during April nearly 3.5 inches over the typical 2 inches for the month.Release on holdMosquito Controls plan to release genetically altered mosquitoes in Key West as a way to reduce the chances of a dengue-fever recurrence remain on indefinite hold. At this point, I expect it will be a long time before anything happens, Doyle said. Nothing has changed. The controversial program will only take place once all necessary regulatory and ethical approvals have been obtained, from regulatory agencies at both federal and state level, based on the results of independent, rigorous, scientific review, the district says in a statement. So far, no government agency has agreed to oversee the approval process. There has been absolute silence from Washington, D.C., Doyle said. If anybody up there is looking at it, I dont know about it. The pilot program outlined by Mosquito Control would release a test batch of about 5,000 to 10,000 mosquitoes the Aedes aegypti species that carries dengue fever that have been specifically bred to produce offspring that die young. In theory, the released male bugs with faulty breeding genes will compete with natural mosquitoes, sharply reducing the overall production of future generations of Aedes aegypti. The Mosquito Control Districts website has posted answers to several questions raised at a Key West meeting on the topic in mid-March.MOSQUITO CONTROLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgPump stations getting redoneMarathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt says its sewer partner, Weiler Engineering Corp., is on the hook for wholesale changes to be made on a series of above-ground sewer pump stations on Grassy Key. Approved Wednesday by the state Department of Transportation, the changes will come as a relief to numerous Grassy Key residents whove complained about the stations in front of their homes or businesses. What happens now is that Weiler will submit a utility permit for those fixes that they mutually agreed to and from there, a price will be obtained from a contractor to make the adjustments, Hernstadt said.Hernstadt is clear Weiler should be responsible for most, if not all, of the changes.Im not going to pay for re-work. If there was a mistake based on the predication Weiler had a valid permit when they didnt, Im not going to pay twice, he said.Weiler Engineering Corp. installed the 29 pump stations along a roughly two-mile stretch of U.S. 1 starting at mile marker 57 against state Department of Transportation guidelines and without a permit.The stations are all well above ground and covered with cement and manhole lids. There are power poles behind each one and four bright yellow posts protecting each ones perimeter. DOTclaims none of those features were agreed to in Weilers original plans and that the stations are well within DOTclear zones based on the design speed for certain stretches of road. U.S. 1 on Grassy Key is rated at 60 mph and requires a clear zone of 36 feet measured from the outside white line of the lane. All the stations are within that distance. In an April 18 letter to DOT, Weiler President Jeff Weiler agreed to make the following changes:Lower manhole covers to no more than 4 inches above the roadside grade.Remove the yellow posts and modify the manholes to include traffic-bearing covers.Reduce each lift station volume to less than 80 cubic feet. DOTagreed to those changes in a Wednesday letter to city Community Services Director Susie Thomas and granted an exception to 26 power poles behind the stations because theyre in the most feasible location. Weiler Engineering will absolutely pay for any rework caused as a result of mistakes on our part, Weiler said. Weiler admits mistakes made in constructionBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comGRASSY KEY Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe yellow posts will be removed and the pump stations lowered.Weiler Engineering says it will pay to fix its mistakes.
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But nothing has happened, and they are skeptical the Castro regime is truly committed to such reform. Asked about possible reciprocal measures, one U.S. official said the Obama administration cant promise anything because it doesnt know what exactly Cuba plans to announce. The official wasnt authorized to speak publicly and demanded anonymity.State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. would certainly welcome greater freedom of movement for the Cuban public.Rumors of the exit visas imminent demise have circulated on and off for years. The whispers became open chatter last spring after the Communist Party endorsed migration reform at a crucial gathering. But Castro dashed those hopes in December, saying the timing wasnt right and the fate of the revolution was at stake.But Alarcons comments, made in an interview published in April, revived hopes that a bold move is coming.One of the questions that we are currently discussing at the highest level of the government is the question of emigration, he told a French journalist. We are working toward a radical and profound reform of emigration that in the months to come will eliminate this kind of restriction.Havana residents say they are anxiously waiting to see what the government does. Said Domingo Blanco, a 24year-old state office worker: Its as if one needed to ask to leave ones own house. Over the years, it has become much easier for Cubans to obtain permission to travel, though many are still denied, and it is particularly hard to take children out of the country. Also, the exit visas $150 price tag is a small fortune in a country where salaries average about $20 a month. In addition, the person the traveler wishes to visit must pay $200 at a Cuban consulate. Those who leave get only a 30-day pass, and the cost of an extension varies by country. In the U.S., the fee is $130 a month. Those who stay abroad more than 11 months lose the right to reside in Cuba. Before 2011, any property would automatically go to the state.Cuba signals more travelFrom Cuba,1A criteria and thats up to the board to decide, Jara said. Ive been doing the job. I think Im the best candidate for the job.He knows the schools, he knows the players and hes here doing the job, board member Robin SmithMartin said. There are qualifications but anybody can apply, board member Andy Griffiths said. The board could waive the requirements for the right candidate.Board Chairman John Dick said Jaras time as superintendent probably overrides his lack of the required time as a principal. Earlier in the week, some schools watchers cried foul when a list of job qualifications, gleaned from the Internet by Griffiths, was distributed to members of the search committee. It did not include the threeyear requirement.Griffiths said it was an error that occurred when he responded to a request for a job description from Human Resources Director Cheryl Allen. The three-year principal requirement stands.In a 2010 referendum, voters decided to let the School Board hire the school systems top official. Previously, the post was elected. Offered is a multi-year contract with a salary range of $125,000 to $150,000 annually plus benefits. Jara earns $135,000.Experience consideredFrom Jara,1A Ramsay seeks re-electionIncumbent City Councilman Dick Ramsay filed Wednesday to seek a third two-year term in office.Ramsay, a private pilot, has pushed hard in recent years to have the city of Marathon designated as an official federal port of entry through Florida Keys Marathon Airport and City of Marathon Marina. H wants to see that through.This important designation will provide long-lasting multi-level economic boosts for Marathon and the Middle Keys, but being awarded this distinctive designation isnt quick and easy, Ramsay said in a statement.In September, the Monroe County Commission committed up to $10,000 for a feasibility study to see how much if would cost to renovate the airport terminal for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection office. The county owns the airport. Apreliminary startup figure of $250,000, plus $140,000 annual operating costs, has been used to estimate costs for the office. Ramsay has said the city and several local business owners would be willing to contribute toward those costs. Ramsay has indicated in the past he would not run for office, especially with son Rick Ramsay on the ballot for Monroe County sheriff. It was a very hard decision for me. Its a very big job and it takes a lot of time, he said. I have closely checked with my son and no one thinks there will be a conflict. Everyone believes it wont affect his race and I hope thats the fact.Ramsay becomes the fifth candidate for three open seats on the dais, filing one week after longtime resident and former Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board member Bill Daniels joined the race.Two-term incumbent Ginger Snead, former city employee C.J. Geotis and two-time council candidate Larry Shaffer round out the field. Mayor Pete Worthington has served three straight terms and is term-limited out.The election is at-large, meaning the highest three vote getters will be elected. 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.Councilmans focus squarely on the airportBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON RAMSAYTax increase doesnt look likelyAlthough he doesnt think the vote will go in his favor, Monroe County School Board member Ron Martin said hes doing the right thing by pushing for a countywide referendum asking voters to raise the schools tax rate.The School District is in a perilous financial situation, having depleted its reserve funds and facing a $7 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Thats necessitated proposed budget cuts of more than $6 million, including 40 teaching positions, and numerous cuts to programming. Martin said that he doesnt know if it has got a snowballs chance in Hades of passing but I havent backed off on it. I still think its something we should bring to the voters and let the voters decide. As proposed in backup materials for Tuesdays board meeting at Coral Shores High School, beginning at 3 p.m., voters would be asked to approve a two-year tax of 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. If approved, it would raise around $2.8 million in operating revenue. The current schools tax is $3.565 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Martin said the actual proposed tax rate could be discussed and changed at the board level. I got positive feedback from people in the Upper Keys, teachers and parents, said Martin, a former Coral Shores principal. And Ive got a couple of negative emails from people in the community. Overall, the support from the teachers and parents that I know and talk to has been overwhelming.Board Chairman John Dick staunchly opposes a tax increase and said he would not support Martins proposal.Board member Robin Smith-Martin said it isnt realistic to ask voters three months after a successful January referendum that allows the district to continue a four-year half-mill transfer, this year about $9.5 million, from the capital budget to the operational fund.Were thankful but we cant turn around and ask people to do this again. Do we need the resources? Absolutely. Do we have a plan to use the resources? No.He said maybe in two years, when were lean and mean and highly productive, voters would be receptive to program-specific tax increases. He gave the example of funding a world-class hospitality vocational program so people can understand the value. On the off chance that it passes the School Board, the Monroe County Commission would have to recommend ballot language to the Supervisor of Elections Office for placement on the Aug. 14 countywide ballot. Superintendent Jesus Jara projects $78 million in revenue for fiscal year 2012-13 compared to $83 million in estimated expenses. That shortfall could reach more than $7 million when factoring in budget variables like charter-school enrollment and the percentage of reserves desired by the School Board.In the current budget year, burdened with similar challenges, the district cut more than $9 million, resulting in, among other things, seven unpaid employee furlough days, outsourcing maintenance and lawn care and the delay of a planned teachers raise.Board takes up possibility on TuesdayBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551
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H-HourSolution in the May 9 KeynoterCity considers splash parkThe city of Marathon is exploring the idea of installing a splash park at its Community Park. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said while the idea for a community swimming pool never got off the ground several years back, residents could be open to some kind of water element at the park around mile marker 49 oceanside. Were seeing if we can put something together that might work for the city, he said. The city has issued a request for proposals from companies interested in constructing what its dubbed the City of Marathon Splash Park at the Community Park. Hernstadt said there would be a $500,000 cap on the project but that nothing has been finalized. It would be fully funded by the city, he said. All were doing is basically going out there to see what someone could do based on that available amount of money. Well share [the bids] with the council and the public and see if they want to proceed, he said. Bidders would have to provide their plans for design, labor, materials and equipment to construct the splash park only. If the city proceeds, the winning bidder wouldnt be responsible for fencing, landscaping or bathrooms. We need to show people what its going to look like and say its going to cost this and this is what youre going to get, he said. The splash park would be located on a piece of city-owned property adjacent to the Community Park where the swimming pool would have gone. The available area is much smaller since the city installed a sewage treatment plant on part of it.Hernstadt said any liability or safety concerns would be addressed in the proposals.Thatll be considerations well make in a final decision, he said. I would hope that we can get a decision by late June or early July. The Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key opened a similar feature called the Shawn Rodriguez Family Sprayground on March 6, 2011. That park features streams of water shot from various marinelife sculptures.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Vogel, Ward tangle in debateDemocratic candidates for Monroe County state attorney clashed over ethics and experience at a Thursday forum in Tavernier.Catherine Vogel, a former chief assistant prosecutor in the State Attorneys Office, and incumbent State Attorney Dennis Ward traded barbs for two hours in a session hosted by the Tavernier Community Association.Vogel abruptly resigned her $140,000 post under former State Attorney Mark Kohl after Ward, then a public defender, ousted Kohl in 2008.I have more experience than anyone in [Wards] office, more years on the job and more heart, Vogel said in her closing Thursday. Hes a politician making unsustainable accusations against me.Ward repeatedly linked Vogel to Kohls eight years in office, charging that the previous state attorney took little action to prosecute public corruption cases. This corruption didnt start when Dennis Ward came into office, Ward said. It was going on for years and years.Kohls office did nothing to investigate Monroe County School District embezzlement and questionable land-use changes made by the County Commission, Ward said. They turned a blind eye.Ward said his offices prosecutions have spurred a concerted effort by disgraced public employees and politicians to get me out of a job. Vogel bristled at suggestions that she is somehow colluding with Kohl, a Republican seeking a return to office, or with unnamed power brokers. Vogel charged Ward with probably unethical conduct for discussing pending cases before trial. She said Ward makes statements about how the Sunshine Law was violated with nothing to back it up.... Peoples names are in the paper and their reputations are sullied.Ward said he discusses evidence once it becomes part of the record. I balance the right to a fair trial with the publics right to know what these guys are doing with taxpayer money, he said. Well release whats relevant and will continue to do so.Vogel frequently cited her courtroom experience, which includes serving as the lead Miami-Dade prosecutor in the trial of Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted and sentenced to death for the 1995 rape and murder of Jimmy Ryce, age 9.Ward, who spent 29 years as a police officer before becoming a lawyer, acknowledges his limited trial experience. He contends its more important for a state attorney to be a capable administrator who can lead a staff of trial prosecutors.I stand on my record, Ward said. Were doing a better job than the previous administration with less money and fewer people. Former schools Superintendent Randy Acevedo was a frequent topic of debate at the session.Acevedo was forced out of office and convicted in 2009 of felony misconduct for attempting to cover up his wife Moniques misuse of School District credit cards and thefts while she served as district adult-education coordinator. Monique Acevedo was sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $413,012; Randy Acevedo received three years of probation.After leaving the State Attorneys Office, Vogel served as Randy Acevedos defense attorney.I am guilty of being Randy Acevedos lawyer, Vogel said. This is the United States, and everyone is still allowed to have a defense attorney.... He was not a murderer, and was entitled to have an adequate defense.While Ward faulted Kohls office for not uncovering the school fraud, he defended Vogels right to take the Acevedo case after she left the prosecutors office. I was a cop, and a defense attorney, he said.In response to several questions from the Tavernier audience of about 50 people on domestic-abuse cases, both candidates vowed to aggressively pursue such cases. Asignificant difference arose about what happens when the abuse victim seeks to have the case dropped.Ward said he first requires the victim to go through counseling provided by the Domestic Abuse Shelter. This is to be sure the victim knows there are services and remedies are out there, Ward said.Vogel said she advocates counseling for the victim but was surprised to hear that Ward requires it. Im opposed to forcing a victim to do anything, she said. Theyre a victim. Winner of the Aug. 28 Democratic primary will face Kohl in the Nov. 6 general election.Acevedo, corruption top topicsELECTION 2012By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com VOGEL WARD
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Young, 51, joined the Coast Guard in 1978, and comes to the Southernmost City from Portsmouth, Va., where he served as the executive assistant to Coast Guard Atlantic Area Cmdr. Vice Adm. Robert Parker. Before his Virginia post, Young, the first African American commander of Sector Key West, was deputy commander of Sector St. Petersburg.After three years, DeQuattro, 45, is leaving with his wife for Washington D.C., where he will be executive director to the deputy commandant of mission support.Thursday, DeQuattro and Young discussed the evolving mission at Sector Key West.DeQuattro said the Coast Guard established a presence in Key West in 1824 with an initial mission of anti-piracy, search and rescue, and border security. Some things have not changed in the Coast Guards role and presence here, he said. Weve had some new threats with the Caribbean oil exploration efforts.The Cuban government has a large drilling rig positioned off that countrys north coast, some 70 miles from Key West, right next to our neighborhood, DeQuattro said. In response, in April, the Coast Guard ran spill-response exercises with numerous partner agencies. Young attended those sessions.DeQuattro singled out BPs Deepwater Horizon disaster, which spilled some 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico when the drilling rig malfunctioned in 2010 as the one thing I was not expecting. Adisaster that happened 450 miles away, for it to have the effect it did on our communities across the Keys, that really stands out. Coast Guard operations in the Keys have always been very busy but that one redefined what our game day looks like. The BPspill resulted in emergency spill-response training for scores of volunteers, and the Coast Guard got a spike in reports of tarball findings; none of the tar balls came from the spill, authorities said. I know as Capt. Young steps into this, he will have his hands full, DeQuattro said. The team will stay incredibly busy and Im sure there will be some new surprises on his watch. Theres not an off-season. The Coast Guard says that in an average month, Sector Key West handles 50 search and rescue missions; saves 11 lives and $3.5 million worth of property; interdicts 75 migrants; investigates 14 marine casualty or pollution cases; and conducts 51 vessel inspections, including on cruise ships.St. Petersburg definitely is no strange to search and rescue incidents, Young said. Of drug or migrant interdictions: Nothing that even begins to compare with what goes on here in Key West.Although the mission set may change as far as what is emphasized ... the roles in the mission remain the same. Young said the role of Coast Guard members, particularly in a water-oriented community like Key West, straddles the line between military and first responder. Even though we wear that uniform, a lot of [residents] dont look so much to that relationship as a military relationship. More so, they look at us as lifesavers, first responders, folks that are really making an impact in the community.He defined his first priority as to make certain I can keep up with the team. Im the new person on deck; theyve been running the plays. Its going to be incumbent on me to catch up to them.Showing his sense of humor, DeQuattro said his transfer is routine and not the result of repeated defeats in the annual Conch Republic Independence Days Bloody Battle, held in April, in which the Coast Guard always surrenders to the forces of the Conch Republic Navy. Young didnt get to see it but Ive been told that the fix is in.Sector Key West comprises about 680 active-duty Coasties and 11 permanently homeported vessels at posts in Key West, Marathon and Islamorada.Latters tenure included 2010 BP oil disasterBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCOAST GUARD Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYFormer U.S.Coast Guard Sector Key West Cmdr.Capt.Pat DeQuattro (left) discusses mission objectives with his successor,Capt.Alwyn Young,who took over on Friday.Gueverra quits D.C. job for KeysAlthough his deal to become the next president of Florida Keys Community College hadnt been finalized on Friday, Jonathan Gueverra on Thursday resigned from his job running a Washington, D.C., college in anticipation of his move to the Keys. FKCC trustees on April 28 chose Gueverra over two other candidates to become the colleges sixth president, taking over from the retiring President Larry Tyree by July 1 or sooner. Gueverra resigned as executive director of the Community College of the District of Columbia despite rumblings that institution was rushing to convince him to stay. From the resignation letter: I am proud of the work I have done, but it is time for me to pass the baton so the journey will continue for an eventual independent community college for D.C. Gueverras former college is a branch of the University of the District of Columbia. Media reports indicate Gueverras frustration with his schools inability to secure dedicated funding despite its success in donations, enrollment increases and partnerships with businesses on job training. FKCC board Chairman Ed Scales said a contract with Gueverra is very close. We are waiting for our attorney to actually print up the agreement and get it inked.Gueverra beat out 43 initial applicants for the post. The salary was advertised as not to exceed $180,000 annually.Tyree, before he voluntarily gave up half his salary in summer 2011 to help mitigate a budget shortfall, earned $216,000 including a housing allowance and vehicle and cell phone stipends.Gueverra, 53, is a native of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. He has masters and doctorate degrees from the University of MassachusettsBoston and undergraduate degrees from Providence (R.I.) College and Newbury College in Boston.Contract for new president nearly doneBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,May 5,2012 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Lots of Hollywood films have been set or made in the Florida Keys including the 16th in the iconic James Bond series,1989's 'License to Kill.' It starred Timothy Dalton as the British spy who was trying to catch drug dealers.In one scene filmed at the Hemingway House in Key West,M,the head of the spy agency M16,orders Bond to Istanbul for a mission.Bond says no,and the film goes from there.Besides the Hemingway House,other Keys locations included St.Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church and,here,the Seven Mile Bridge.This is a scene after the drug dealer was arrested.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALRedistricting panel neededLETTERS TO THE EDITOROfficial is out of lineI take issue with the comments made by school Board member Robin SmithMartin at the latest School Board meeting ( Keynote r, April 28). I am a senior, 81 years old, and am a greedy b......, according to his statement. I think there are lots of seniors in the county who dont want to see their school taxes doubled, mainly because they dont have any kids in the schools. Financially, many seniors are barely scraping by now. Raising property taxes in this county is just the tip of an iceberg. In this county, many must budget for future sewage costs, windstorm insurance costs and all the other cost-of-living increases we are seeing due to our countrys recent economic downturn. Regarding the federal government, it will be much worse for seniors as Medicare and Social Security funds will soon be exhausted and those additional costs passed directly to them. Fifty percent of homeowners in the Keys are senior citizens. How many of them are greedy b.......? John Dawson Little Torch KeyApology for name-callingThe April 24 Monroe County School board meeting was emotional and at times contentious. That is OK. Debate is good. Our decisions affect the livelihoods of more than a thousand of our communitys friends and neighbors. Most important, these decisions have a profound influence on the future success of 8,000-plus students that represent our communitys future viability. So vigorous debate is welcome. Not welcome is inappropriate language, and for that I sincerely apologize for my poor choice of words. Despite Monroe County having the lowest school tax rate in the state, name-calling is neither an appropriate nor effective means of constructive debate. Robin Smith-Martin School Board member Key WestThank a nurseThe theme of this years National Nurses Week, which is May 6 to 12, is Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring, as designated by the American Nurses Association. This short statement couldnt summarize the field of nursing better, as our nurses wear many hats on a daily basis. They are healers, comforters, educators and studied medical practitioners. During what often turns out to be vulnerable times of our lives, nurses provide us with trust and care, and their commitment to patient safety and medical accuracy make a significant difference in the success of our hospital. We could not do it without them, and in the rush of everyday life, we should not lose sight of the magnitude of their duties. During the coming week, we will have the chance to give our nurses the special recognition and thanks they deserve. Please join us in celebrating National Nurses Week. Think back to a time when you needed a nurse and then be grateful that individual was there for you. Thank any nurse you come across. Reach out to those you know. It takes a special person to be a nurse. Many nurses tell me their career choice is more than a job; it is a calling. I trust that to be true and all of us at Lower Keys Medical Center want to let our nurses know that we care greatly for them. Nicki Will, CEO Lower Keys Medical CenterSubstitutes appreciatedThe Monroe County School District is joining thousands of educators across the country next week in recognizing substitute teachers as part of SubWeek, National Substitute Teacher Recognition Week, part of the National PTATeacher Appreciation Week. SubWeek is a national effort to recognize the approximately 270,000 men and women that fill in for absent permanent teachers every day in the United States. On a typical day, the Monroe County School District places approximately 28 substitute teachers in its classrooms. Too often we overlook the challenge it is to take over a classroom from a permanent teacher and attempt to provide a valuable education. Many members of our community take on this challenge as substitute teachers and they deserve our recognition and appreciation. Jesus Jara Superintendent Monroe County School DistrictSewer deal stinksRe: Islamorada and the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District signing a sewer-treatment agreement: Islamorada residents will be laughing at Key Largo all the way to the clean air. Take a deep breath while you are driving past mile marker 100.5 and try not to gag on the sewer smell. As a resident of Key Largo, how much is my sewer bill going to be reduced as a result of treating Islamoradas sewage? None you say? What a deal. Robert Davis Key LargoJustices recommendation would take the politics out of the once-a-decade processTwo hurdles to holding an orderly election in November in Florida disappeared last week, clearing the way for candidates for 27 congressional districts, 40 state Senate seats and 120 state House seats to fire up their campaigns. Both hurdles involved the Legislatures redistricting process, which for the first time was guided by two anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendments overwhelmingly approved by Florida voters in 2010. It took the state Senate two tries to draw a redistricting map that met the states new Fair Districts standards, according to the Florida Supreme Court, which approved the second effort April 27. The justices rejected a challenge by the Democratic Party and several voter groups. That doesnt mean the new Senate districts are as fair as they could be. It just means that they meet constitutional requirements this time around. The new map still contains protection for some incumbents. The justices might have explored those protective lines further but, as Justice Barbara Pariente pointed out in a separate, concurring opinion, there wasnt enough time to deliberate any longer without disrupting the election cycle. After lamenting the time constraints put on the court to review new maps, she added, If it is this courts role to be the guardian of the constitutions intent, I believe that changes must be made to the process to ensure that the purpose of the [redistricting] amendment to take politics out of the apportionment equation can be fully realized. Her recommendation? The state should establish an independent commission to do the mandated redistricting every 10 years. She is dead on. Having state lawmakers redraw their own and their fellow party membersdistricts is like ushering the fox straight into the chicken coop. While the new redistricting standards have made it impossible to be blatantly partisan and self-serving, they cant completely put an end to political protectionism in carving out safe districts. The second election hurdle fell Monday when the U.S. Justice Department said new state and congressional district maps do not appear to violate the federal Voting Rights Act in the five counties with a history of violating minority votersrights: Monroe, Hendry, Hillsborough, Collier and Hardee. Thats an important nod of approval, but questions remain at Justice about new rules guiding voter registration imposed by the Legislature. Legislators should heed Parientes advice and take themselves out of the process by creating an independent commission to redraw political maps. The next test for the new maps comes in November, when voters get to make their choices. The Miami HeraldMarathons towing law is flawed I have been in the towing business here since 1977. In 2002, I purchased an interest in Florida Keys Towing and in 2004, purchased Marathon Wrecker. My profession is tightly regulated by the state, and I have invested way too much money, time and sweat in my business to ever risk damaging it and my reputation by engaging in unscrupulous practices such as predatory towing. I was hired, indeed begged, by the management company for the Quay property in Marathon to tow unauthorized vehicles (which is to say all vehicles) from the property. I am required by law to place three signs, one at each entrance to the property. I placed two at each entrance and five more throughout the property (11 signs total) in an attempt to make sure drivers tempted to park on the property would be deterred. I have done what I was hired to do, at all times abiding by state regulations, which mirror the recent Marathon city ordinance, with a few exceptions. The state does not require a fiveminute wait to tow when the owner is present because it is unnecessary. Almost all owners will move their vehicle when confronted with the possibility of having it towed and having to pay state-regulated fees for the return of their vehicle. Why wouldnt they move their vehicle? The police can be called and will certainly enforce the law, issuing citations for trespassing. Not every vehicle we see in the parking lot is towed. It was my decision not to tow on Christmas and Thanksgiving weekends. None of my drivers ever park nearby, watching for vehicles to park at the Quay. We are a busy company and all tows result from my drivers passing the property in the course of other business and observing cars illegally parked. We could have towed 40 times the number of cars we have because my drivers were often busy with other jobs and towing from the Quay property was not high priority. Hardly predatory towing. Tows from the Quay property include one man found passed out drunk in his companys vehicle and another resulted in charges for possessing undersized and over-the-limit lobster. What comes as a surprise is that some City Council members would react so strongly to complaints from people who, in most cases, saw the signs and knew they were violating someones property rights and chose to do so, anyway. The oft-mentioned woman eating her lunch in her car was told by my driver she was on private property and asked to leave, leaving no doubt she was aware she was breaking the law, and she still refused to leave. At no time did my driver attempt to tow her vehicle with her inside or outside her vehicle. We are never permitted, by state law, to tow any vehicle with a person inside. Faced with an outraged, screaming trespasser, my driver simply left. Her version of the story clearly differs from my drivers, but it is her story that is being repeated in all the council meetings and the newspapers. What if the woman eating her lunch in her car with the motor running had accidentally hit the gear shift as she took a bite of her sandwich, plunging herself, in her vehicle, into the bay? Since she apparently thinks she has every right to eat her lunch on someone elses property, do you think she would sue because the owners of the property didnt provide barriers to protect trespassers? What if that same woman is eating her lunch in your driveway, and you just got a call that someone might be burglarizing your mothers house? You ask the woman to move her car and she gets out of her car screaming that she is just eating her lunch. You will have to hope that you gave the city a notarized letter authorizing the towing company to tow from your property, and when the towing company comes, you and it will have to wait five minutes more before they can tow. This ordinance will require every non-resident property owner wishing to protect his or her property rights to hire a property manager to be present to sign a towing authorization every time a vehicle is towed if no one can be found to do it for free. They will have to spend money to protect property rights they already have for free. Aresident property owner will have to be prepared, at all hours, to be present at your property (20, 30 miles away?) to sign a slip authorizing what you have already authorized the towing company to do if you have provided the city with the notarized letter required in the ordinance. We have no problem abiding by the new ordinance; we have been for years. We would like to ensure that it works for everyone concerned, including property owners. Bill Pruitt owns Florida Keys Towing in Marathon.GUEST COLUMN PRUITTNo profit in junk mailRecently Fox News reported that the U.S. Postal Service is going to encourage businesses to increase use of junkmail rates to reach the public. Obviously, e-mail communication has caused quite a substantial loss in mail volume for the Postal Service similar to the loss of parcels due to the growth of UPS and FedEx. While junk-mail postage rates are still less than a quarter of the cost of rising first-class mail, the Postal Service claims the volume of junk mail supports its infrastructure now in place. As the owner of a small business for 39 years, I learned that two factors, labor (including benefits) and vehicles (including fuel maintenance and insurance), represented the major cost of doing business in the U.S. Theyre probably 90 percent of the cost of maintaining the Postal Service as we know it. The Postal Services problem reminds me of an old joke about two guys who were selling watermelons from their truck at $1 each. After several months, they realized they were losing money selling them for $1 each so after discussing the problem, they decided the solution was to buy a bigger truck to become profitable. While I learned to live with first-class postage increases, I do not believe that enlarging the volume of junk mail will cover the cost of running the Postal Service. In fact, it will increase the cost of labor and vehicles. Ironically, the same Postal Service now refuses to forward first-class mail to Marathon home from my summer rental in Maryland, despite efforts by the Marathon postmistress to help me receive it. Gene Kibbe MarathonLETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Saturday,May 5,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com HomeWindFloodAutoMotorcycle BoatLifeHealthLong-term Disability Umbrella You name it, We got it If you dont know insurance, come get to know us! Key Largo 451-4788 | Key West 294-4788 | Big Pine 872-4788102481 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037 WWW.TMIGFLA.COM Yahoo to offer do not trackfeatureYahoo Inc. will offer a do not track feature on all its websites by early summer that will allow consumers to opt out of targeted advertisements based on data collected about their online movements, the company said. The new feature has been in development since last year and will provide a simple step for consumers to express their ad-targeting preferences to Yahoo, the company said.Most major Web browsers, including Mozillas Firefox, Microsoft Corp.s Internet Explorer and Apple Inc.s Safari, have added a do not track button in the past year or so as privacy advocates and Washington policymakers have pushed to give consumers more power over their online data.Google Inc. said in February that it would add the feature to its Chrome browser by the end of the year. Yahoo, Google and other major online advertising companies have been working to provide a standardized Do Not Track feature for consumers. Yahoos announcement comes after the Federal Trade Commission reiterated its call for online advertisers and Web browsers to put an easy-to-use, persistent and effective do not track feature in place. While the industry has made progress since the FTC first called for such a feature in late 2010, the agency said there is more work to be done. Legislation has been introduced in Washington and California requiring online companies provide a do not track option.Company says itll happen by the summerTECHNOLOGYMcClatchy-Tribune BusinessOne in two college grads is joblessThe college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. Aweak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that dont fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelors degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example and thats confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans.An analysis of government data conducted for the Associated Press lays bare the highly uneven prospects for holders of bachelors degrees.Opportunities for college graduates vary widely. While theres strong demand in science, education and health fields, arts and humanities flounder. Median wages for those with bachelors degrees are down from 2000, hit by technological changes that are eliminating midlevel jobs such as bank tellers. Most future job openings are projected to be in lower-skilled positions such as home health aides, who can provide personalized attention as the U.S. population ages.Taking underemployment into consideration, the job prospects for bachelors degree holders fell last year to the lowest level in more than a decade.I dont even know what Im looking for, says Michael Bledsoe, who described months of fruitless job searches as he served customers at a Seattle coffeehouse. The 23year-old graduated in 2010 with a creative writing degree.Initially hopeful that his college education would create opportunities, Bledsoe languished for three months before finally taking a job as a barista, a position he has held for the last two years. In the beginning he sent three or four resumes day. But, Bledsoe said, employers questioned his lack of experience or the practical worth of his major. Now he sends a resume once every two weeks or so.Bledsoe, currently making just above minimum wage, says he got financial help from his parents to help pay off student loans. He is now mulling whether to go to graduate school, seeing few other options to advance his career. There is not much out there, it seems, he said. His situation highlights a widening but little-discussed labor problem. Perhaps more than ever, the choices that young adults make earlier in life level of schooling, academic field and training, where to attend college, how to pay for it are having long-lasting financial impact.You can make more money on average if you go to college, but its not true for everybody, says Harvard economist Richard Freeman, noting the growing risk of a debt bubble with total U.S. student loan debt surpassing $1 trillion. If youre not sure what youre going to be doing, it probably bodes well to take some job, if you can get one, and get a sense first of what you want from college. Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University who analyzed the numbers, said many people with a bachelors degree face a double whammy of rising tuition and poor job outcomes.Simply put, were failing kids coming out of college, he said, emphasizing that when it comes to jobs, a college major can make all the difference. Were going to need a lot better job growth and connections to the labor market, otherwise college debt will grow.Outlook bleak, especially with tuition debtEMPLOYMENTAssociated PressBUSINESS BRIEFSSeminar set for green designingThe U.S. Green Building Councils Keys branch will host a program on leadership in energy and environmental design for the hospitality and tourism industry at the Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St., Key West, on May 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The program is free to Green Building Council members and $10 per person for others. That includes light fare, cocktail hour, networking and the program. The program includes speakers Sebastian Eilert of Sebastian Eilert Architects, Alison Higgins of the city of Key West and Jeff Benavides of the Green Building Council. They will discuss green initiatives for the hospitality and tourism industry. For more information contact Ada Truesdell at (305) 342-1167 or Bill Horn at 296-8302. With gas prices in record territory for this time of year, consumers are turning to their mobile devices and Web browsers to drive down costs.Several websites and mobile applications, such as Cheap Gas, Fuel Finder, iGasUp and Local Gas Prices, promise to help consumers find the cheapest fuel prices.One of the most popular of the gas apps is GasBuddy, available free on iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android smartphones. Auser can type in city, state or ZIPcode, or search by current location. Prices for regular, mid-grade, premium and diesel are listed, and users can organize results by distance or price. Most of the time you can save 20, 30 cents per gallon without driving too far out of your way, said Jason Toews, co-founder of GasBuddy. Nearly 500,000 users have rated the GasBuddy app, and Toews said the company has seen website traffic and app downloads jump in recent weeks. Daily downloads are basically double what they were a couple of months ago, he said. GasBuddy began as a website more than a decade ago and launched its mobile app in August 2010; the app has had more than 15 million downloads. The companys data is primarily crowd-sourced, meaning fuel prices are contributed by gas station customers and people driving by. To encourage people to report gas prices, the company rewards users by doling out points toward prizes, such as gas gift cards. Other apps, such as Gas Cubby, track gas mileage and send vehicle maintenance reminders so driverscars can operate at their peak. Gas Cubby which comes in a free version or $2.99 without ads in Apples App Store also enables users to chart gas expenses.CONSUMERS MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs.LAST YEAR:144 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS,Inc.(alternatively,from the Florida Keys MLS,Inc.) for the period April 22,2012 April 22,2012.Key PricePriceDays Listing Office,Selling office, AddressListedSoldlistedListing agentSelling agentBig Coppit 23 Luna Ln.$150,000 $150,000 1Keys Commercial Real Estate/Gary SmithKeys Commercial Real Estate/Gary SmithBig Pine Key 31226 Ave.E$215,000 $175,000 266Internet Realty of the Florida Keys/Gregory MaclarenThe Internet Realty Team Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Beata and Capt.Jim Sharpe 29156 Rose Dr.$260,000 $275,000 113Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerSellstate Island Properties/Melva Wagner 3029 Pine Ave.$189,000 $189,000 62Action Keys Realty FL Keys/Cheryl MosesColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Kathleen Gomez 67 Pelican Ln.$239,999 $239,999 51Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Pamela StanglerColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Ruth Pasquale Lot 18 Orchid Ln.$16,000 $16,000 0Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Abby OglesbeeColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Abby Oglesbee Lot 19 Orchid Ln.$16,000 $16,000 0Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Abby OglesbeeColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Abby OglesbeeCudjoe Key 186 Spanish Main Dr.$315,000 $315,000 1160Keyswide Realty.com/Albert WatersAmerican Caribbean Real Estate/Vanessa Chamizo 22936 Bluegill Ln.$359,000 $350,000 1281Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Kathy RoseColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Diane Corliss 278 Spanish Main Dr.$429,000 $400,000 172Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Diane CorlissColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Ruth Pasq uale 622 Sawyer Dr.$450,000 $390,000 63Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Diane CorlissOutside of MLSDuck Key 4403 Marina Villa Dr.$545,000 $545,000 0Hawks Cay Resort Sales,Kari MainoHawks Cay Resort Sales/Kari MainoGeiger Key 112 Star Ln.$199,900 $165,000 261Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerAt Home in Key West/Robert FontaineKey Colony Beach 295 14th St.$2,449,000 $2,350,000559American Caribbean R.E./Kristen BrennerAmerican Caribbean Real Estate/Brenda Torrella 145 4th St.$497,000 $450,000 284American Caribbean R.E./Brenda TorrellaKey Colony Beach Realty/William GustafsonKey Haven 3 Amaryllis Dr.$499,000 $498,000 178Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Rick LivelyBascom Grooms Real Estate/Edward SalazarKey Largo 262 St.Thomas Ave.$395,000 $350,000 1932Marr Properties Inc./Terry CantoShoreline Properties/Jaclyn Kelley 931 Plantation Rd.$60,000 $55,000 337Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties/John Nazzaro,Matthew BlalockIsland Equity Real Estate/Terri Bodker 477 Bahia Ave.$710,000 $660,000 442Guernica Realty & Investments/Alberto HernandezGlenn Hoover Real Estate Services/Glenn Hoover 96000 Overseas Hwy.$425,000 $335,000 523Buttonwood Realty/Antonip HernandezColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Jan Keller 954 Shaw Dr.$412,500 $412,500 363Island Breeze Realty/Lisa Karp,Christine Todd YoungRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 325 Calusa St.$65,000 $52,000 266Realty Plus/Alfredo PerezRealty Plus/Alfredo Perez 1010 Hialeah Ln.$199,000 $130,000 189Marr Properties/Pam Sante,Susan RecareyMarr Properties/Pam Sante Susan Recarey 409 Coconut Dr.$174,900 $140,600 161Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Carol ChabinakCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/Joseph Brunke 21 Bonita Ave.$178,200 $200,000 158Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Sally StriblingBarbara Eads Realty/Barbara Eads 159 Peace Ave.$395,000 $360,000 141Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Alina DavisColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Jan Keller 461 Barracuda Blvd.$298,000 $280,000 89Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Kathy DenworthWeichert,Realtors NuStar Assoc./Joe Vigo 1218 Mockingbird Rd.$775,000 $675,000 83Bayview Properties/Pete McGladeMarr Properties/Terry Canto 520 Boyd Dr.$189,000 $175,000 79Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Sally StriblingRealty World Freewheeler/Claudette Mell 445 Bahia Honda Rd.$175,000 $155,000 51Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Laura RobertsShoreline Properties/Jaclyn Kelley 0 LaPaloma Rd.$45,000 $40,000 32RE/MAX Keys Properties/Gary BaumanRE/MAX Keys Properties/Gary BaumanKey West 35 Seaside South Ct.$600,000 $600,000 520Engel & Voelkers Fl.Keys/Robert Cardenas,Deborah CardenasEngel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Deborah Cardenas 401 Emma St.$1,295,000 $1,000,000326Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetCompass Realty/J.Michael Caron 522 Emma St.$1,774,900 $1,700,000 243Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Rick LivelySchwartz Property Sales/Jimmy Lane 411 Louisa St.$599,000 $500,000 214Appraisers of Keys/Kevin TalbottBascom Grooms Real Estate/Bascom Grooms 3625 Seaside Dr.$210,000 $200,000 207Key West Real Estate Sales/Elaine Chinnis,Roger HoltkampColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Ellen Gvili 626 Josephine Parker Dr.$559 $13,800 146Prudential Knight & Gardner Rlty./Team Knight/GardnerPrudential Knight & Gardner Realty/Team Knight/Gardner 1716 Jamaica Dr.$399,000 $345,000 139Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Rick LivelyColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Victor Musmanno 10 Sunset Key$5,400,000 $5,000,000 111Engel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Robert CardenasEngel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Robert Cardenas 620 Thomas St.$450,000 $410,000 108Prudential Knight & Gardner Rlty./Terry GarciaCompass Realty/Megan Behmke 3312 Northside Dr.$125,000 $125,000 108Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Rick LivelyColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Rick Lively 2401 Patterson Ave.$324,900 $325,200 81Key West Real Estate Sales & Rentals/Richard RobinsonSellstate Island Properties 3713 Donald Ave.$349,000 $359,000 55Bascom Grooms Real Estate/Bascom GroomsKeys Real Estate Sales Corp./Maria Sanchez 517 Elizabeth St.$775,000 $750,000 28Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetPrudential Knight & Gardner Realty/Brenda Donnelly 3930 Roosevelt Blvd.$247,000 $230,000 24Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Rick LivelyRealty Executives Florida Keys/Jim SmithLittle Torch Key 27944 Tarpon $79,000 $68,800 22KeyIsle Realty of The Lower Keys/Lee Sanders,Sunnie SanLorenzoCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/Ron WidmaierLong Key 65821 Overseas Hwy.$417,000 $375,000 501Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Marcie WammackMarr Properties/Sarah Roach 105 Primrose Ln.$252,200 $258,600 136Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Carol ChabinakCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/Robert WhiteLower Matecumbe Key 126 Ponce De Leon Blvd.$567,000 $550,000 71Shoreline Properties/Natalia BoblittColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Lizette Miller 117 Buena Vista Ct.$985,000 $860,000 54Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Solveig Freeman,Alina DavisOcean Sothebys International Realty/Jamie DanielsMarathon 10801 1st Ave.Gulf$99,500 $79,000 982Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Brian SchmittColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Alina Davis 1022 75th St.$449,000 $441,000 658RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team WilkinsonRE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team Wilkinson 11450-55 2nd & 3rd Ave.$385,000 $310,000 69Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Lela LelaColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Samuel Williams. 1045 100th Ocean St.$699,000 $670,000 86American Caribbean R.E.Co./Ginger HendersonColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E.Co./Sheryl PhillipsPlantation Key 256 Bougainvillea St.$295,000 $270,000 937Marr Properties/Pam SanteRealty World Freewheeler/Sheila Lange 87851 Old Hwy.$780,000 $729,000 721Ocean Sothebys Interntnl Realty/Jamie DanielsOcean Sothebys International Realty/Bill Har t 40 High Point Rd.$78,000 $70,000 269Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Linda Perloff,David ThompsonRealty World Freewheeler/Claire Johnson 169 Ocean Dr.$532,000 $485,000 89Marr Properties/Stephanie ClarkMoorings Realty/Sabrina Wampler,Sarah Ewald 158 Jasmine St.$425,000 $407,500 48Xcellence Realty/Humberto JimenezCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/Beverly DillonStock Island 6900 Maloney Ave.$259,000 $249,000 89Location 3 Real Estate of KW/Deborah Swift,Joyce UnkeBeach Club Brokers/Carl SandersSummerland Key 978 Gulf Dr.$499,000 $450,000 214Internet Realty of the Florida Keys/Gregory MaclarenThe Internet Realty Team Seaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz 24357 Caribbean Dr.$339,500 $310,000 174Rose Dell & Associates/Donna HindeRose Dell & Associates/Donna Hinde Drivers turn to Web, phones to get lowest gas priceMcClatchy-Tribune
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Saturday,May 5,2012 9 Ct.Tanzanite W/Diamonds Peter Max Ladies 18K Pearlmaster, Diamonds Marc Chagall Large Diamonds Rolex Watches Itzak Tarkay H.C. Pissarro Joan Miro Salvador Dali Tennis Bracelet Diamond Earrings TUESDAY MAY8AUCTION11:00 AM PREVIEW 10:30 AMHOSTED AT:HAWKS CAY RESORT DUCK KEY, FL61 HAWKS CAY BOULEVARDCALL05 743000 FOR DIRECTIONS ONLYFor information regarding the auction, call (770) 454-9201 during normal business hoursA rmedSec u rityonSite. F reeRegistration/ I DRe qu ired. I tems p ict u reds ubj ectto p riorsa l eandmaynot b eavai l a bl eatthis a u ction. License #: A B 3077 Au ctionLi qu idation, Au ctioneer #: AU 2762 Dion Ab adi 18 % B u yersPremi u m. T erms : V eri edChecks/ All CreditCards. 1 2 Ct. Diamond BraceletNorman Rockwell Emerald and Diamond Necklace DRUG DEALERS SEIZED ASSETSPUBLIC AUCTIONJEWELRY AND FINE ART SEIZED BY POLICE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES. Property from seized and forfeited assets auction. Bankruptcies and liquidation of Rolexes, large diamonds, ne art, and jewelry together with general order merchandise which constitutes the majority to be liquidated piece by piece.ALL ART AND JEWELRY AUTHENTICATED AND CERTIFIED. OVER2 MILLION DOLLARS!! T h e F l o r i d a K e y s K e y n o t e r T h e K e y W e s t K e y n o t e r & T h e U p p e r K e y s R e p o r t e r Over 22,000 copies Key Largo to Key West! PUBLICATION DATES:The Upper Keys ReporterFriday, May 25, 2012KeynoterSaturday, May 26, 2012COPY & AD DEADLINE:Monday, May 7, 2012 Will you be prepared when the next Hurricane threatens the Florida Keys? HURRICANE HURRICANE Preparedness 2012 T h i s S p e c i a l E d i t i o n w i l l f e a t u r e : Upgraded,heavy paper stock for longer shelf life A Special Tracking Map section Wide variety of advertising page size options Full ,Half,Quarter,Eighth Full Process and Spot Colors available PLUSAll ads will be online at www.keysnet.com Bonus 300x100 size display link also included This important edition will be handed out at the HURRICANE Conference hosted by Monroe County & The Lodging Association of The Florida Keys & Key West T o place an ad or for more info call: Keynoter-305.743.5551orReporter-305.852.3214 The complete Florida Keys news and information source.Keys join billing lawsuitThe Florida Association of Counties has sued the state Department of Revenue and the Agency for Health Care Administration over a controversial Medicaid billing law signed by Gov. Rick Scott March 29. Monroe is one of 47 of Floridas 67 counties to join the lawsuit, which claims the law (House Bill 5301) violates several articles of the state Constitution. The suit was filed in Leon County Circuit Court (Tallahassee) on April 26. The law strips counties of the right to dispute Medicare claims as they have in years past. AHCAadministers the program, which provides health care for low-income residents, and bills counties for their portion of a patients costs. The first claim in the lawsuit has to do with the state House and Senate votes. Because such mandates threaten to increase taxes and to remove local dollars from communities, the unfunded mandates provision requires approval by a super-majority vote in each house of the Legislature, a FAC statement says. The final amended version of the bill did not achieve a super-majority vote in either the House or Senate. It was approved by the House, 7336, and by the Senate, 23-17. Both votes took place on March 9, according to the state House website.The second claim is the law violates two sections of the unfunded-mandates provision in the state Constitution in that it requires payment on disputed bills older than the previous law required records to be kept four years. According to AHCA, retroactive billing encompasses billings from November 2001 through April 2012. The agency will notify each county of its amount due for those billings on Aug. 1 and certify them to the Department of Revenue on Sept. 15. The bill could cost local governments a combined $325 million in backlogged denied claims from the past 10 fiscal years. Monroes portion could be as high as $3.3 million, as well as an extra $800,000 per year moving forward.Meanwhile, AHCArepresentatives are in the midst of holding meetings with all 67 counties to hash out billing issues. Aplanned Tuesday meeting in Monroe was canceled and not yet rescheduled.AHCACommunications Director Michelle Dahnke said everyone thinks the counties should only pay for correct billing. Theyre very glad were face to face to discuss this with them, she said. Monroe County provided the Keynoter with numerous bills where residents claimed out of town addresses, used post office box numbers or no street address at all. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMEDICAID
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,MAY 5,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B Cinco de Mayo Today is Cinco de Mayo,considered a day for partying.But how much do you know about its background? Story, 3B Recycled wheels Looking for a ride? Often a used bicycle is a better investment than a new one. Story, 2B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Moms get own tournamentAnglers can treat mom to a fun fishing competition while contributing to a Middle Keys charity during the sixth annual Mothers Day Dolphin Tournament set for May 11 and 12. Acaptains meeting and dinner are to be held at 6 p.m. May 11 at Saltys Waterfront Grill at the 7 Mile Marina, mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. On May 12, lines-in is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and lines-out at 3:30 p.m. A weigh-in is to follow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the 7 Mile Marina. The awards banquet and ceremony is set for 7 p.m. at Castaways Restaurant. Cash prizes of up to $15,000 are to be awarded, including a top prize of $5,000 cash to the angler who catches the heaviest fish and other prizes for second through fifth place. Raffles and giveaways also are highlights of the tournament that raises funds for Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. Registration is open through May 11 at the captains meeting. The fee of $200 per angler includes entry, one meal ticket for both evening dinner events, a tournament shirt and goodie bag. Anglers who register online can save $15 off the entry fee. For specifics, go to www.mothersdaydol phin.com.Dolphin event is May 11,12 in MarathonMARATHON FISHINGSpiegel Grovemarks 10 years under waterIt was a story that could have been scripted for a major motion picture, but no writer could have conceived the plot of the sinking of the Spiegel Grove The 510-foot former U.S. Navy ship, among the notable wreck sites stretching from Key Largo to Key West for advancedand wreck-certified divers, has welcomed trained divers off Key Largo since June 2002. Thats when the Key Largo community rallied to sink the retired ship as the backbone of a new reef ecosystem six miles offshore. The story of its journey to the bottom at a depth of 130 feet is as intriguing as its present-day coral growths. Designed to carry cargo and craft for amphibious landings, the Spiegel Grove was in operation from 1956 until its decommissioning in 1989. Among other highlights, it helped enforce Americas Cold War strategy of containment, rushing troops and equipment to support friendly governments. In June 2001, after more than a decade in the U.S. Navys mothball fleet in Virginias James River, the Spiegel Grove was towed to undergo an elaborate cleaning process. Eleven months later it was moved to Key Largo. Six hours before its intended scuttling in May 17, 2002, the massive vessel prematurely sank and unexpectedly rolled over, leaving its upside-down bow protruding above the surface of the water. Three weeks later, on June 10, a salvage team managed to sink the vessel fully and it came to rest on its starboard side. The enormous ship immediately attracted reef fish and marine growth. It officially opened to divers June 26, luring scores of dive enthusiasts to the new artificial reefs cliff-like hull sprawled across the sandy bottom. Three years later, the story took another unexpected twist. July 9, 2005, brought what many call Hurricane Dennisgift to sport diving. The storm skirted the Keys, but when it was east of Cuba it generated powerful currents that migrated up the Florida Straits and turned the Spiegel Grove upright. Nature had accomplished what man intended. Enveloped by delicate corals and invertebrates, the Spiegel Grove s top deck is about 60 feet below the surface of the ocean. The ship is so wide that on many days, the view of the superstructure fades into a green-blue abyss. On the clearest days, the sandy bottom is visible at a depth of about 130 feet from the surface. Mooring buoys provide convenient, coral-friendly boat tie-offs. For wreck divers who intend to enter the upper deck areas of the Spiegel Grove knowledge and proof of certifications regarding diving in overhead environments is required. The Spiegel Grove is the worlds third-largest vessel intentionally sunk to make an artificial reef behind the USS Oriskany off Pensacola and Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg off Key West and is positioned about six miles off Key Largo.Massive ship had problems in beginningDIVING Photo by ANDY NEWMANThe Spiegel Groveturns turtle on May 17,2002 sinking prematurely and ending up on its side.Three years later,Hurricane Denn is did what man couldnt got the ship to sit right side up.$50,000 up for grabs in CoconutsOne of South Floridas largest fishing tournaments, the annual Coconuts Dolphin Tournament, is set for May 17 to 20 in Key Largo. The event typically attracts more than 400 anglers looking to capture up to $50,000 in cash and prizes. Agrand prize of $10,000 cash is to go to the angler who brings the heaviest dolphin to the weigh station. If that fish exceeds 63.9 pounds the tournament record the angler wins a two-year lease on a silver 2012 Honda Ridgeline RTpickup truck valued at more than $10,000 in addition to other prizes. Registration is set for May 17 at Coconuts Restaurant, near mile marker 100 oceanside in Key Largo. Amini warmup tournament, exclusive of the weekends twoday tournament, is set for May 18, with $2,000 in cash and prizes for firstthrough third-place anglers. On May 19 and 20, anglers compete for the $10,000 grand prize or one of the other cash prizes awarded to firstthrough sixth-place finishers. Cash prizes also are awarded in divisions for female, senior (age 60 and over) and junior (age 17 and under) anglers. Astandings party with live entertainment and prizes is to follow the first days tournament fishing. Abarbecue dinner with an awards ceremony is to take place May 20 at Coconuts after the weigh-in concludes at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $170 per adult angler. The entry fee is $50 for junior anglers and social-only tickets. For specifics, go to www.coconut srestaurant.com.Dolphin tourney taking place late in MayKEY LARGO FISHING Today,the Spiegel Groveis home to a thriving marine ecosystem and one of the most popular dive sites in the nation,if not the world.
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Earlier this year the Scarabeo 9 oil rig finished up a long slow journey by sea from the shipyard that birthed it in China to Cubas territorial waters off the capital city of Havana (the 50year-old U.S. trade embargo on Cuba forbids such equipment going from or through the United States). Geologists estimate that the rock formations off Cubas northern coast could yield anywhere from five to 20 billion barrels of oil. American foreign policy experts are concerned that Cubas inexperience with offshore drilling could lead to a spill in sensitive waters not unlike the 2010 BPoil disaster. Theyre also worried that Cuba could yield more political and economic power if it becomes a net exporter of oil. Although Cuba is reportedly using state-of-the-art equipment and is working with experienced international drilling contractors, some U.S. environmental groups are still troubled. Amajor oil spill in Cuban waters could devastate both coastal Cuba and the United States, reports the Environmental Defense Fund. Floridas $60 billion tourism and fishing industries as well as the Dry Tortugas marine sanctuary and deepwater corals in the southeast Atlantic are at stake. Today, Cuba imports half of the 200,000 barrels of oil it consumes each day from its friendly neighbor to the south, Venezuela. The other half of Cubas oil comes from its own two existing on-shore oil facilities. Finding significant offshore reserves could end its dependency on Venezuela and turn Cuba into an oil exporter, possibly even thawing relations with a still oil-hungry U.S. Indeed, if the find is big enough, U.S.-based oil firms may want in, and who knows how that will affect the U.S. embargo on trade with Cuba. Given the environmental and political implications of Cubas foray into offshore drilling, EDF led a delegation to the island nation in September. The goal of the delegation, which included co-chairman of the BPoilspill commission and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator William Reilly, was to assess Cubas plans and share lessons learned about the risks of offshore drilling with officials there. The trip put the spotlight on the lack of dialogue between the United States and Cuba on how to prepare and respond to an oil spill in Cuban waters, says Lee Hunt of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, one of the trips organizers. The EDF, IADC and others would like to see the Obama administration initiate direct negotiations with Cuba to ensure sufficient environmental and safety standards are in place. Its a sensitive political issue because if there were a spill, U.S. technology might be prevented from being quickly deployed due to the long-running U.S. embargo of Cuba, EDF reports. The United States has more than 5,000 wells in its territorial waters in the Gulf. But none are nearly as close to the Florida coast as the proposed sites off Havana. But with the test drilling already under way, Cuba isnt waiting around for U.S. input. No doubt, if the exploratory wells are a success, Cuban oil will become a huge political issue. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E-The Environmental Magazine. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe at www.emagazine.com/su bscribe .Environmental and political are primary onesGREEN LIVING Kick the tires on a used bikeLike new cars, new bicycles depreciate dramatically the moment they leave the cycle shop. So buying used can be a better value for your money, especially if you can score a decent ride for less than $100. The problem is refurbishing an older bike to a safe and comfortable riding condition. Fortunately, many bike repairs and upgrades are relatively simple and cheap. Even if you use a cycle shop to complete the repairs, you might be able to make a $75 used bike road-ready for an additional $50 to $75, said Andrew Bernstein, gear editor at Bicycling magazine. Of course, it depends on what the bike needs. Abike depreciates at least 50 percent when you walk out the shop door, so you can get a very good deal on a used bike, especially if youre just going to be riding around town and dont need a high-performance machine, he said. There are lots of great used bikes out there. For many people its a great alternative to getting a new bike because sometimes you can get a nicer bike than you could afford new. Prices of used bikes sold at yard sales can vary widely and arent always logical. Thats because people selling the bikes sometimes are unfamiliar with how valuable it is. You could see a $2,000 bike that looks dirty and grubby and pick it up for $50, said Alex Ramon, who worked in bike shops for 10 years and created www.BicycleTutor.com which offers written and video lessons on common bike repairs and maintenance. Nobody ever needs a new bike, in my opinion. Even the worst bike, as long as you love it, can be refurbished and brought back to life. Jeff Yeager, who has bicycled more than 100,000 miles and is author of frugality books, including The Cheapskate Next Door, said he regularly shops thrift stores and yard sales for parts for his 30-year-old bike. I think its fair to say that if you shop carefully, you can find a decent bike at a thrift store or yard sale for under $50, which you can make roadworthy for about the same amount, assuming it just needs simple repairs you can do yourself, Yeager said. Bicycles, like so much exercise and recreational equipment, are an impulse buy for many people, who then immediately lose interest in it. So it ends up in the garage, and then the garage sale, with little if any damage or wear and tear. Its outdated but still perfectly functional with minor repairs. Here are a few basic tips for refurbishing an older bicycle. Safety first. The first thing you want to check is anything that is responsible for supporting the rider, Bernstein said. For example, make sure the handlebar is secure. If its not, it could be something as simple as tightening a bolt, he said. Check the saddle and make sure the brakes work. And if youll ride in the evening or early morning, install lights. Ahelmet is a necessity and not something to buy used because the foam padding breaks down and becomes less effective after about three years, Bernstein said. Brakes. Any bike thats been sitting a long time and hasnt been used much is likely to need new brake pads, Bernstein said. The parts might cost $7 or $8, plus $20 to have them installed, he said. Its not a hard job, but I wouldnt suggest somebody who knows nothing about bikes do it on their own, he said. Tires. Dry rot is common in tires and tubes that have been sitting uninflated for a period of time, Yeager said. So they often need to be replaced, rather than just inflated and patched. The good news is, new tires and tubes are usually pretty cheap and easy to install.At little cost, they can be made like newMcClatchy-TribuneCONSUMERS Learn to DIYBuying a used bike? There are good resources for do-it-yourself repairs. Go to Bicycling magazines website,which has articles and videos on maintenance and repair at www.bicycling.com/maintenance. It also has a book by Todd Downs,The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair. You can find online articles and YouTube videos,but results will vary widely in quality.Alex Ramons site, www.BicycleTutor.com ,costs $5.95 for a month of access to more than 50 professional-quality videos.The fee helps him defray website costs,he said. Yeager suggests joining a local bike club,many of which offer repair classes.And there are always lots of self-appointed mechanics in the group who thrive on fixing other peoples problems,he said. Some repair jobs require tools you might not have.You can get a very limited bicycle tool kit for about $20 or a more extensive one for home use for $75 to $100. Ramon recommends the Park brand of tools and at least getting a set of metric open-end wrenches,a set of metric Allen keys and a tire lever for fixing flats.Of course,buying tools adds to the cost of refurbishing the bike.If you wont use tools often,it might be better to let a pro complete the repairs. If you havent purchased a used bike before, maybe at a garage sale or from a classified ad on www.craigslist.com,do some homework ahead of time and inspect the bicycle carefully. Lots of rust is a bad sign,possibly indicating its been left in the rain,which can lead to a host of problems,Ramon said.Try to raise and lower the seat.Sometimes the seat gets stuck and becomes unadjustable. Frame problems are bad news,said Jeff Yeager, author of The Cheapskate Next Door.Dont buy a bike with a bent frame or any clear signs of frame damage,he said.It probably cant be repaired and will lead to further problems down the road. Similarly,wheels that dont spin properly could be a problem.It could mean a simple,inexpensive fix such as repairing a few broken spokes,or it could need a new wheel,which can be pricey or hard to find for older bikes.Unless you know what youre looking for,its probably best to stay away from used bikes that have wheels that are seriously-out of balance,Yeager said. If youre unfamiliar with bikes,take along a knowledgeable friend. Consider the simplest bike that will meet your needs.Having 15 or 20 gears or speedsreally isnt necessary for most cyclists.Its just more stuff that can break and cause problems,Yeager said. McClatchy-Tribune This used bicycle is for sale on Stock Island (listed on www.craigslist.com ).
Saturday,May 5,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Today: Plenty of beer but very little history Heres what Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: Acelebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer. And heres what Cinco de Mayo is not, despite all the signs in bar windows inviting revelers to drink: Its not Mexicos Independence Day, and its barely marked in Mexico, except in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is rooted in a complicated and short-lived 1862 military victory over the French. But dont let that spoil the party. The holiday has spread from the American Southwest, even though most are unaware of its original ties to the U.S. Civil War, abolition and promotion of civil rights for blacks. Often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day (thats Sept. 16), Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla between the victorious ragtag army of largely Mexican Indian soldiers against the invading French forces of Napoleon III. Mexican Americans, during the Chicano Movement of the 1970s, adopted the holiday for its David vs. Goliath storyline as motivation for civilrights struggles in Texas and California. Over the years, the holiday has been adopted by beer companies as a way to penetrate the growing Latino market, even as the historical origins of the holiday remain largely forgotten. David Hayes-Bautista, a professor of medicine and health services at UCLA and author of the newly released El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, said the holidays history in the U.S. goes back to the Gold Rush when thousands of immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America came to California during the Civil War. According to Spanishlanguage newspapers at the time, this first group of multinational Latinos on U.S. soil identified with the Union Armys fight against the Confederacy and often wrote pieces about the evils of slavery. Hayes-Bautista said these Latino immigrants were concerned about the Unions lack of progress and Napoleon IIIs interests in helping the South. It wasnt until the news came about the Battle of Puebla that they got the good news they wanted, said Hayes-Bautista. Since Napoleon III was linked to the Confederacy, they saw the victory as the first sign that their side could win. They didnt, of course, at least not for a few years. French forces took over Mexico after the Battle of Puebla, and installed Habsburg Archduke Maximilian as Emperor of Mexico. He was captured by Mexican forces five years later and put to death. But in the years that followed, Latinos in California and the U.S. Northwest celebrated Cinco de Mayo with parades of people dressed in Civil War uniforms and gave speeches about the significance of the Battle of Puebla in the larger struggle for abolition, said Hayes-Bautista. The Cinco de MayoCivil War link remained until the Mexican Revolution, which sparked another wave of Mexican immigration to the U.S. Those immigrants had no connection to Cinco de Mayo except that U.S. Latinos celebrated it. Thats when it became about David vs. Goliath, Indians beating a European force, and it took on a new meaning, Hayes-Bautista said. The Civil War ties disappeared. The date received another jolt during World War II during the U.S. governments Good Neighborhood Policy aimed at building good relationships with Mexico and during the Chicano Movement, when Mexican American activists adopted the day to reinforce civil rights demands. Two police beatings of Cinco de Mayo revelers one in Houston in 1978 and the other in Washington, D.C., in 1991 resulted in riots and sparked protests and calls for reforms from Latino advocates. The holiday spread outside of the American Southwest as more Latinos moved to new areas around the country. Jody Agius Vallejo, a sociology professor at the University of Southern California and author of Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class, said Cinco de Mayo is now used by assimilated Mexican Americans as an easy way for them to showcase their ethnic identity. Its very similar to how Irish-Americans celebrate St. Patricks Day, Vallejo said. One way they can honor their ethnicity is to celebrate this day, even when most dont know why. But not all buy in. To others, she added, this holiday is kind of viewed as a joke because they feel its their culture that is being appropriated and exploited. Hayes-Bautista said because the theme and focus around Cinco de Mayo has transformed a number of times, it wont be surprising if it changes again. No one has owned Cinco de Mayo, said Hayes-Bautista. And no one ever will.How much do you know of its origins?Associated PressCINCO DE MAYO Today is Cinco de Mayo,which marks Mexicos victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5,1862.Its celebrated in the U.S.,as well,usually with parties. Among them is one today at the Schooner Wharf Bar at 201 William St.,Key West.All kinds of events are planned,including a taco-eating contest (this is last years).Try this cake for Cinco de MayoAbit of heat and a lot of sweet make a mango-topped chocolate honey cake a fine choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Bake the cake in any style Bundt pan you like. Amore conventional tube pan also would work. You even could divide the batter between mini Bundt cake pans for individual servings. After it cools, the cake is topped with an easy coffee glaze made by whisking together instant coffee, vanilla and powdered sugar. You can substitute cooled coffee for the 3 tablespoons of water in the glaze, but you still need to use the instant coffee, which adds considerable flavor. Once topped with mango, leftovers need to be refrigerated. As an alternative, glaze the entire cake, cut servings from it, then top each serving with mango. The ingredients: 1/3 cup cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup honey 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 2 eggs 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon instant coffee 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar Fresh mango, to serve Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat a tube or Bundt pan with cooking spray, then sprinkle it with cocoa powder, turning all around to coat the inner surfaces of the pan. Tap out any excess. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, cayenne and salt. Set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt together the honey and butter. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium-high until cooled to room temperature, about three minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each. Add a third at a time, beat in the dry ingredients, scraping down the sides of the bowl between additions. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the water, instant coffee and vanilla until the coffee granules are completely dissolved. Whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle the mixture over the cake and serve topped with fresh mango. Start to finish: 1 hour (30 minutes active), plus cooling. Servings: Eight. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 520 calories; 220 calories from fat (42 percent of total calories); 25 g fat (15 g saturated; 0.5 g trans fats); 105 mg cholesterol; 75 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 180 mg sodium.Associated PressCINCO DE MAYO LIVING BRIEFSBradford essay contest launchedThe Florida Keys chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has opened an essay contest named after one of the chapters founding members, Bill Bradford. Bills lifelong commitment to civil rights made him a particularly apt candidate for this honor and an essay contest focusing on the Bill of Rights is a fitting recognition of his dedication, ACLU member Kimberly Sloan said. The William Bradford Memorial Constitution Day essay contest is open to the graduating class of 2013, which means juniors now enrolled in Keys high schools. A$500 prize will be awarded for the winning essay, which will be announced on Constitution Day, observed Sept. 17. The deadline for entries is Sept. 7. Full contest rules can be found at http://brad fordessaycontest.word press.com.Sanctuary Friends focuses on sharksThe Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keysnext Friends in Focus presentation features Dr. Neil Hammerschlag from the University of Miami discussing shark research in the Keys, on June 7. To preview that, the group is showing the film Sharks at Risk on May 10 at the Marathon Power Squadron building on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon, behind the Panda House Restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the film shows from 7 to 8:30. There will be free popcorn and drinks for a donation.Kentucky Derby shows at TropicThe 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is today, and that means its also the second annual Derby Day at the Tropic Cinema in Key West. Today from 3:30 to 7 p.m., the big race will be on the big screen and there will be plenty of fun, including a hat contest, games of chance and mint juleps. All proceeds benefit Hospice of the Florida Keys/VisitingNurse Association and the Tropic Cinema. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Tropic box office, 416 Eaton St.College art show open until June 7Florida Keys Community College showcases the talents and creativity of its students at its annual Student Art Show in the Library Gallery on the colleges Stock Island campus. The show opened with a reception April 25 and will remain on display until June 7. Artwork created by students over the past academic year is featured, including ceramic pottery, paintings, photography and sculpture. Awards will be given for each category. Most pieces are for sale, with proceeds going to the student artists as well as the Library Gallery Fund.Church has class about boundariesNew Life Assembly of God Church in Marathon is offering a class starting on May 14 on focusing on taking control of your life. Its at the church, 4711 Overseas Highway in Marathon, and based on the book Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Cost is $20 for materials. Sessions are 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. through July 2. To find out more, call Loretta Geotis at 797-1704.Learn to manage your diabetesThe Monroe County Health Department will run its next round of diabetes self-management classes from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays between May 10 and June 14 at Cornish AME Zion Church, 702 Whitehead St., Key West. Facilitators and class participants will share information and experiences related to monitoring blood sugar, making healthy food choices, developing exercise routines and taking diabetes medications. Classes are free, open to the public and include healthy snacks. To register, call 809-5611. Happy Mothers Day872-4491Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine Key.Open 7 DaysNew XCVI New Cut Loose Separates New Linen Separates Lots of New Jewelry & Gifts
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,May 5,2012 More than 100 people Reef Relief members and volunteers from A.B.C.Supply Inc. joined together April 18 to clean up Little H amaca Park on Government Road in Key West. They removed 2,492 pounds of debris.If you know a shoreline in the Keys in need of a cleanup,contact Reef Relief at 294-3100 or email@example.com.REEF RELIEF CLEANUPEnchiladas: Fast and from scratchThe goal was simple a recipe for mole chicken enchiladas that tastes authentic but doesnt take an authentic amount of time to prepare. And thanks to two easy timesaving tricks, it turns out to be easier than expected. The first was making the mole sauce (a rich, often chocolaty Mexican sauce that usually accompanies meat) using only widely available ingredients (chances are you have all of them at home). Nothing fancy here, just tons of great flavor. No ancho chili powder? Use whatever variety of chili powder you have. For ease, the sauce is made in the blender. The next trick is sparing yourself from needing to cook the meat. While the sauce heats, pluck the meat off a rotisserie chicken, then pull or cut it into bite-size pieces. Thats it. Once the sauce has heated, you add the chicken, let it heat up, then youre done. Its really that simple. Then its just a matter of spooning it into corn tortillas and enjoying. Not a fan of corn tortillas? Use flour tortillas. In fact, get the larger ones, add more filling, then wrap them into mole chicken burritos. Other than the cheese, no topping is needed for these enchiladas. But if you like, spoon on salsa or a drizzle of sour cream. The ingredients: 1 small yellow onion, quartered. 1 clove garlic. 1 cup almond or peanut butter. 1 cup water. 1/2 cup chicken broth. 1/2 cup diced tomatoes. 1 slice soft sandwich bread. 1 tablespoon hot sauce. 1 tablespoon cocoa powder. 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Juice of 1 lime. Salt and ground black pepper. Meat from a 2-pound rotisserie chicken, pulled or chopped into bite-size pieces. 8 corn tortillas. 1/2 cup crumbled queso blanco cheese (shredded cheddar or Jack cheese can be substituted). In a blender, combine the onion, garlic, almond or peanut butter, water, broth, tomatoes, bread, hot sauce, cocoa powder, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and lime juice. Blend until smooth, then transfer to a large saute pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring often, and cook for eight minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken meat to the pan and stir well. Return to a simmer and cook just until the chicken is heated through. Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp paper towel, then microwave for 20 seconds, or until tender. One at a time, spoon some of the mole chicken filling down the center of each tortilla. Roll, then arrange on a serving platter. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Spoon a bit more of the filling over the rolled enchiladas, then crumble the queso blanco over them. Start to finish: 30 minutes. Servings: 4.Elbow grease? Not too much is needed hereAssociated PressTHE DINNER TABLE Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESST hese enchiladas are easy to make,and pretty tasty. AIR CONDITIONING MARATHON A/C & APPLIANCESSales & Service Fast Reliable Service Lic # CAC017490 (305) 743-5051 ARTIC-TEMPResidential Commercial Marine Sales Repair Refrigeration Ice Machines Lic # CAC 053827. 743-5288 Danas Air ConditioningRepairs & Replacement Commercial & Residential Ice Machines Pool Heaters Lic # CAC 056642 (305) 289-9498 Windswept A/C & Appl.Shut Your Windows,Shut Your Doors You Ain't Gonna Be Hot No More! Great Prices! Good Service! Lic @ CAC056987. Call 289-1748 AUTO TRANSPORTING HOOKS TOWING SERVICESJump Starts,Fluid Check-Ups,Flats, Scan Readings & More! We pay MORE for Junk Cars! 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Florida Keys FloridaKeys Business Directory BusinessDirectory Business DirectoryFlorida Keys G E T L I S T E D For as low as $49.28. Call Laura at 743-5551 Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Early weeks crucial to puppy developmentWhen welcoming a new puppy into your life, you may think you are starting with a blank slate, but this is not the case. There is a lot happening in a puppys world, and a lot that should happen during those first few weeks of life to give you the best chances of raising a valued member of your family. From birth to 12 days of age is the neonatal period, when a puppy cant hear or see. It cant eliminate waste by itself or regulate its body temperature. It is dependent upon its mother for food, warmth and survival. Daily human handling is thought to better prepare the puppy for stresses later in life. The transitional period, lasting about two weeks and beginning around the 13th day of life, is when the puppys senses rapidly mature. Both the eyes and ears open, and the puppy learns how to walk. Humans should gently expose the puppy to all types of stimuli during this time (objects, sounds, varied surfaces, etc.) to enhance development. It is imperative that the puppy remains with its mother and litter mates in a calm and stable environment. Around 1 month of age, the puppy enters into the first socialization period, which lasts up until the 12th week of life. During this time, social behavior and patterns are developing, largely through the interaction with litter mates and the mother. This is a critical time in the puppys temperament and behavior development and greatly affects how it will behave as an adult dog. It begins to investigate its surroundings, and gradually shifts its interaction away from its mother and more toward its litter mates. Through play, the puppy learns not to bite too hard and the specifics of chasing, barking and body posturing, including submissive postures. This is also a time when the puppy startles easily and fearful responses become much more pronounced. Exposure to different environments, objects, sound and surfaces should continue; in time, the puppy will learn to discriminate between truly dangerous situations and those that are of no concern. It is a widely accepted rule that no puppy should leave its litter until the 49th day of life. Generally speaking, the best time to bring a new puppy home is between 7 and 9 weeks of age. If your new puppy has been raised in a calm environment, with litter mates and daily human handling and exposure, the job of housetraining and raising the puppy should be fairly easy. But continued exposure to a variety of people, other friendly animals, including dogs, surfaces, noises, objects, car rides and a host of other everyday scenarios are imperative to ensure you raise a well-adjusted, temperamentally sound adult dog. Note that none of the above has anything to do with training. How your puppy is raised and treated its first few months of life will greatly impact how easy or difficult the training process is.Ensure they get socialized through stimuliMcClatchy-TribuneOUR PETS Miami Herald photo by EMILY MICHOTDeclan Rogers is taken for a walk by his 3-month-old puppy, Astro,a dachshund terrier mix
Saturday,May 5,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Key West alumni display their artistic chops May 11-31The Studios of Key West hosts the Key West Alumni Invitational, an annual art event that highlights careers of artists who began their training while students of Key West High School. Michael Marrero is guest curator for this years show, which will feature works by Jack McDonald, Michael Marrero, Garth Holtkamp, Andy Thurber, Ronny Bailey, and more. The reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at The Studios, 600 White St., Key West. Works will be displayed in the Space 2 Gallery, upstairs. This will be during the Walk on White event. Works chosen for the exhibit of Key West alums will be opened to the public starting Friday, May 11. The show closes May 31. Marrero, a Cuban American artist, was born and raised in the Southernmost City. He directs productions for the Red Barn Theatre and is co-owner of the ARTSPACE Gallery in Key West. For more information, visit www.tskw.org.The Studios hosts exhibit, receptionARTKey West embraces mystery in Home ExchangepremiereHy Conrad is not the first writer to make the connections between Hollywood, California and the Southernmost City. But he will definitely make his mark with his first full-length play, Home Exchange, which makes it debut at the Waterfront Playhouse starting May 5. Conrad spent eight seasons as a writer and producer for the TVseries Monk, and has written for other production vehicles including White Collar and a Web-based series Little Monk. He specializes in the mystery genre with a dozen books under his belt and three nominations for Edgar awards, the top prize for fiction in the mystery category. Home Exchange plays off that background. Its a mystery centered on the vacation concept of home exchanges, where folks swap houses for a true getaway, changing places with their counterparts in another part of the country, or even better another part of the world. Quoting from the playbill, this suspenseful plot explores what happens when a couple that swaps houses with another pair becomes convinced theyve stumbled on a murder plot. Aproducer of TV crime shows exchanges her Manhattan apartment with a couple from England. Once in the English cottage, she and her brother (her traveling companion) grow suspicious that something is about to happen to the British husband. The Waterfront Playhouses production of Home Exchange stars: Nicole Nurenberg as Delia; Michael Aaglan as Randy; Joan ODowd as Mrs. Weaver; Brandon Beach as Patrick; and Tom Murtha as Constable Greely. Bob Bowersox directs; Michael Boyer did the set design and Carmen Rodriquez reprises her role as costume designer extraordinaire. David Bird handles the lighting and Trish Manley keeps all the pieces moving as stage manager for Home Exchange. Tickets range in price from $20 to $50. The May 5 premier includes a post-performance party in the Key West Historic Sculpture Garden adjoining the playhouse. Those tickets cost $50. Regular performances are scheduled May 10-26. All shows begin at 8 p.m.Monkseries producer, author invite in sleuthsLAttitudes StaffTHEATER Photo by RICHARD WATHERWAXMichael Aaglan,Tom Murtha,Nicole Nurenberg and Tom Murtha star in Home Exchange.See Mystery,6BKey Largo hosts music festival with water viewsThe Saints of Havana trio will join other singersongwriters May 17-20 for the fourth annual Key Largo Original Music Festival. Nearly two dozen performers are scheduled at multiple venues in the Upper Keys. Many of the musicians coming to Key Largo hail from Nashville, so expect plenty of country and rock crossover, along with Christian pop and more, even some reggae and Latin sounds. Melody Guy, who wrote "Love Ain't a One Man Show" in 2011 on Jorgen Thorup Records, will perform during the festival. "Melody has a voice that rings like church bells calling to her congregation to stand up and praise," her promoters say, adding that "she can not be placed in any musical category; she has created her own blend and genre of crisp instrumentation and spot on lyrics that leaves nothing for your imagination." Guy returns for her second year at the Key Largo festival. The Saints of Havana trio, Cuban brothers Rey and Cesar Montecristo and American singer Aaron Shea "bring country rock and cultural influences together." They opened for country stars last month at the Rivers and Spires music festival in Clarksburg, T enn. This is their second year as headliners for the Key Largo Original Music Festival. Jamie Morgan, who began writing music at the age of 13, is a musician and producer based in Nashville where his catalog ranges from Christian and country to pop and reggae. Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Morgan credits his start to help he received early on from music producer Ed Cash. Country singer Megan Conner, described as "a firecracker with Southern class and Northern sass," returns to the Key LargoMultiple venues, multiple artists perform May 17-20MUSIC The Saints of Havana merge rock and Latin sounds in a high-energy performance. Photography among Key West artist Michael Marreros many interests.See Songwriters,7B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,May 5,2012 Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Five-Year Engagement (R):4:15,7:15 and 10:00 p.m. The Pirates 3D (PG):7:45 p.m. The Pirates (PG):4:35,and 9:55 p.m. The Lucky One (PG-13):4:20,7:20 and 9:45 p.m. Think Like A Man (PG-13):4:05,7:05 and 9:50 p.m. The Three Stooges (PG):,4:25,7:25 and 9:40 p.m. The Hunger Games (PG-13):4:00,7:00 and 10:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Derby Day Party :3:30 p.m. Chimpanzee (G):1:45,4:00,6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Footnote (PG):2:00,4:15,6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Salt of Life (NR):4:30,and 8:45 p.m. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (PG):2:15 and 6:45 p.m. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13):4:00 p.m. Mirror,Mirror (PG):1:30,and 8:30 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Journey 2:The Mysterious Island (PG):2:00,7:00,9:15 pmTavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 The Five-Year Engagement (R):1:35,4:20,and 7:05 p.m. The Pirates 3D (PG):1:55,and 6:50 p.m. The Pirates:Band of Misfits (PG):4:25 p.m. The Lucky One (PG-13):2:00,4:35,and 7:25 p.m. The Three Stooges (PG):1:45,4:10,and 7:20 p.m. The Hunger Games (PG-13):3:50,and 6:55 p.m. Keys Movie Times 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! Marvels Avengers (PG13) 3D 12:45; 3:50; 6:55 10:00* 2D 1:30; 4:30; 7:30 Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG) 2D 1:55; 4:10; 6:50; 9:10* 5YearEngagement (R) 1:35; 4:20; 7:05; 9:50* Hunger Games (PG13) 3:50; 6:55;10:00*KIDTOONS Sid Science Kid, Backyard Campout (G) Saturday, 10AM ONLY Sorry, no passes. (*) Fri. and Sat. OnlyThe Key West-based writer, when hes not doing mysteries, writes short stories, magazine pieces and other non-fiction, including an upcoming humor book, Things Your Dog Doesnt Want You to Know. Conrads world premiere is the showpiece for a 10-day Key West Mystery Fest. Mystery buffs can try their hand at the Crime Scene Photographer interactive solve-it-yourself puzzler, set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Key Wests Casa Antigua, 314 Simonton St. On Sunday, May 6, a three-stage progressive dinner will be staged in Truman Annex, complete with a dastardly murder to solve. Conrad and Monk creator Andy Breckman are to host Monk Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Key Wests Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. They will explain how the Emmy Award-winning show was created, written and produced, and screen favorite episodes. On Friday, May 11, Conrad will join mystery writers Stuart Woods, Kate Collins, Mike Dennis, Jonathan Woods and Michael Haskins for a book signing and panel discussion exploring the secrets to success in the genre. At 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, a special Home Exchange performance and talkback will be staged at the Waterfront Playhouse. Attendees can solve the mystery through insights from Conrad and the cast and crew. This event includes a meet-and-greet reception, backstage tour of Waterfront Playhouses Home Exchange set with Conrad, the director and the set designer. Afinal brunch is scheduled Sunday, May 13, at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front St. For more information, visit www.keywestmys teryfest.com .Lots of mystery-themed events plannedFrom Mystery,5B Folk rock goddess plays the Southernmost CityNot many performers get the label folk rock goddess. Especially, not from a major media voice like the New Yorker magazine. Catie Curtis got the moniker along with winning the 2006 International Songwriting Competition. And, in 2010, an invite to play the White House now thats arriving on the music scene. In 2009, she performed at the HRC Equality Ball, in celebration of President Obamas inauguration, along with music legends Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright and Thelma Houston. Shes toured Europe and the U.S. And brings her songs and sound to the Keys for a one-night stand at The Studios of Key West, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show. Curtismusic has been featured on episodes of TVshows like Greys Anatomy and Dawsons Creek. Her latest CD, Stretch Limousine on Fire, was released in August 2011. Critics talk about her deceptively soft yet strong vocals and the compelling message of love, marriage and hope. In her own biography, Curtis writes about this temporary nature of life is a theme that pervades the album from the first notes. Opening song Let It Last features folk powerhouse and former tour mate Mary Chapin Carpenter singing harmony. Curtislyrics plead I know it cant last/And all I ask is let it last a little longer. Stretch Limousine was recorded live in Los AngelesStampede Origin Studio with a talented band that features drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Jennifer Condos, both of whom are currently touring as part of Ray LaMontagnes Pariah Dogs. Tickets for the May 12 show are available at www.keystix.com or call The Studios at 2960458.Catie Curtis did White House, now The StudiosLAttitudes StaffMUSIC Catie Curtis,songwriter and singer,plays The Studios May 12.Miss Scarlet or Professor Plum?As part of Key West Mystery Fest, a trio of Key West couples will play host to Clue: The Dinner on Sunday, May 6. The mystery begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $60 and space is limited. Call the Waterfront Playhouse box office to purchase tickets: 294-5015. Designed as a progressive dinner, patrons will travel from cocktails and appetizers at the home of Lynda and Bob Frechette, 330 Caroline St., through dinner at the home of Mary Ann Davis and Terry Schieman, 312 Admirals Lane, to dessert and prizes at the home of Terri and Phil Wilson, 64 Front St. Guests are asked to dress as one of the suspects from the popular board game. The goal: Solve the puzzle of who killed Mr. Boddy. For more information, visit www.key westmysteryfest.com.Clue dinner will have you guessingKEY WEST MothersDayDinner MAKE YOUR PLANS NO W FOR 305-664-8400 MM 85.5 Oceanside At Snake Creek Bridge S S p e c i a l M M e n u a a v a i l a b l e a a l l d d a y S u n d a y M M a y 1 1 3 M o t h e r s D D a y S S a l a d : B a b y G G r e e n S S a l a d T opped with figs, goat cheese and candied pecans. 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Saturday,May 5,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 festiv al again this year. She'll feature songs from her latest album. Last year's festival also featured Keys singers and songwriters, including Bryant Diersing, Dennis Garrett, the Steve Venini Band, Billy Davidson, Joe Mama, Rob Sweet, Liz O'Connor, Jimmy Hawkins, Keith McCurdy, Scott Youngberg, Jess Atkins, Devonshire, Micah, McCurdy and Adrienne. This year's fest kicks off with a 5 p.m. live show Thursday, May 17, at Snapper's Waterfront Restaurant, mile marker 94.5 oceanside. Performances continue May 18-19 at multiple bayfront stages set up at Sundowners Restaurant, Cactus Jack's and Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill, all located around mile marker 103 bayside, Key Largo. Alive concert finale is scheduled Sunday, May 20, at Snapper's. Admission is free to all venues. For more information, visit www.keylargo songwritersfesti val.com .Big lineup for music festivalFrom Songwriters,5B Melody Guy draws raves for a voice that rings like church bells. Jamie Morgan began writing at age 13 and now plays and produces in Nashville. Dancing Classroom students strut their stuffFifth graders from throughout the Keys and their proud parents will be on their toes Saturday, May 5, for the third annual Colors of the Rainbow Dancing Classrooms competition. Sponsored by the Educational Coalition for Monroe County, this ballroom dance event includes students from Glynn Archer, Montessori Elementary Charter, Big Pine Academy, Stanley Switlik, and Key Largo School. Students from the Marathon Middle School and High School will present a special demonstration. Rodney Lopez, a senior teaching artist from New York City, will emcee the event. The Dancing Classrooms idea, imported from a similar program in the Big Apple, began in the Keys with a pilot program at Marathon in 2009. It expanded to schools in the Upper Keys and Lower Keys last year. Tickets for Saturdays program cost $8 for adults, $4 for students. Areception following the competition will be held at Marathon High. Centennial Bank will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers. ECMC is seeking sponsors and donations to underwrite the costs of the program. To learn more, call 743-6215 or visit www.educationalcoali tionmc.org. Dancing Classrooms is supported, in part, by state funding and private donations. Keyswide contest scheduled May 5 at Marathon HighDANCE Photo by TOM OOSTERHOUDTXaiver McKnight,Marathon High School,and Alexys Ramos,Coral Shores High,demonstrate ballroom techniques.Bowman elected Arts Council chairPatricia Pat Bowman has been elected chairwoman of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts board of directors. Bowman, who moved to the Keys in 2003, was executive director at the Rose Center and Council of the Arts serving a ninecounty region headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Other officers elected at the councils recent meeting: Sherry Phillips of Big Pine Key, vice chairwoman; Susanne Woods of Sugarloaf, treasurer; and Tom Butler of Key Largo, secretary. Also serving on the Keyswide board: Judy Harris from Ocean Reef; Karen Leonard and Lucy Carleton, both of Key West; and Susann DAntonio of Big Pine Key. The Florida Keys Council of the Arts defines its mission as advancing the creative development and promotion of the arts in the Keys cultural community by providing excellence in leadership, advocacy, education and financial support for artists, cultural organizations, and citizens of Monroe County. The Councils nominating committee is accepting applications and recommendations for Advisory Board members. Anyone interested should call Executive Director Elizabeth Young at 2954369. For more, visit www.keysarts.com.Keyswide group promotes arts and cultureARTSRondeau wins watercolor society awardThe Florida Keys Watercolor Societys 30th annual competition drew more than 800 to vote for the Peoples Choice. Longtime Marathon resident and artist Betty Rondeau won the top prize for her work, Gulfside Boat Works. Rondeau is a founding member of the Watercolor Society.MARATHON Marathon artist Betty Rondeau won the Peoples Choice award. Pat Bowman TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Subscriptions 743-5551
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PPlleeaassee c caallll n nooww a att 3 30055 -8 85533 -5 5880000 MM -F F,, 1 100aamm 5 5ppmm t too s seett u upp y yoouurr I Inntteerrvviieeww.. A A A A A d / 8030800INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:12-DR-401-K Division:Family AmandaRobinson, Petitioner and EmiliasMaila, Respondent. NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE (NOCHILDORFINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO:EmiliasMaila AddressN/A YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionfordissolutionof marriagehasbeenfiledagainst youandthatyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton AmandaRobinson whose addressis 1005WatsonSt. Apt.2,KeyWest,FL33040 on orbefore May15,2012, andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkofthis Courtat 500WHITEHEADST., KEYWEST,FL33040 before serviceonPetitoneror immediatelythereafter.Ifyou failtodoso,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthepetition. Theactionisaskingthecourtto decidehowthefollowingrealor personalpropertyshouldbe divided:NONE 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 orstrikingofpleadings. Dated:April10,2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE ClerkoftheCircuitCourt By:RiellaLynnSims DeputyClerk PublishApril14,21,28,May5, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8416400 INVITATIONTOBID NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS thattheMonroeCountySchool Districtwillreceivebidsforthe following: RFPNO.507 KEYLARGOSCHOOL: INTERCOM/CLOCKSYSTEM Biddocumentsmaybe requestedfromDemandStar bycalling1-800-711-1712or bygoingtothewebsite www.Demandstar.com orbygoingto www.KeysSchools.com Thepublicrecorddocumentis availableatthePurchasing Department,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040. A llbidsmustbereceivedonor before 2PMFriday,May25th, 2012 specifiedinthebid documents.TheMonroe CountySchoolDistrict reservestheright,atitssole discretion,toacceptorreject anyandallbidsandtowaive informalitiesorirregularities whenitisinthebestinterestof theBoardtodoso. MonroeCounty SchoolDistrict PurchasingDepartment PublishMay2,5,9,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8450000 TheMonroeCounty AdvisoryCommitteeofthe EarlyLearningCoalitionof Miami-Dade/Monroe willmeet onMay24,2012at1:00pmat theMonroeCountySchool DistrictBoardRoom, 241TrumboRoad,KeyWest. Foradditionalinformation, pleasecall305-296-5557. MaryA.Williams ManagingDirectorMonroeCounty EarlyLearningCoalitionof Miami-Dade/Monroe Publish DATEGOESHERE FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 8251900 NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALEBYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe16thdayof May,2012at11:00oclock a.m.,at500WhiteheadStreet, MonroeCounty,intheCityof KeyWest,Florida,offerforsale andsellatpublicoutcrytothe highestandbestbidderfor CASHthefollowingdescribed propertiessituatedinMonroe County,Florida,towit: Unit / 22,LAKESURPRISEII, aCondominium,accordingto theDeclarationof Condominiumrecordedin OfficialRecordsBook1034,at Page596,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida,togetherwithan undividedinterestorsharein thecommonelements appurtenanttheretoandany amendmentsthereto. PropertyAddress: 22MangroveLane,KeyLargo, Florida33037 PursuanttotheFinalJudgment ofForeclosureenteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the styleofwhichis: LAKESURPRISEII CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION,INC., aFloridanon-profitcorporation, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARDHEATH, CITIMORTGAGE,INC.,and JOHNDOEASUNKNOWN TENANTINPOSSESSION, Defendants. A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber12-CA-107-P WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 18dayofApril,2012. DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:LauraVorhes DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim withinsixty(60)daysafterthe sale. Submittedby: Persaud&Nunez 10631N.KendallDrive Suite205 Miami,FL33176 TelephoneNo.(786)270-1659 FacsimileNo.(305)847-0581 PublishApril28,May5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8458500 NOTICEOFREQUEST FORCOMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thaton June5,2012at3:00 P.M. theMonroeCounty PurchasingOfficewillreceive andopensealedresponsesfor thefollowing: BIO-DIESELFUEL SUPPLIERS MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaat www.demandstar.comOR www.monroecountybids.com orcalltoll-freeat 1-800-711-1712.ThePublic Recordisavailableatthe MonroeCountyPurchasing OfficelocatedatTheGato Building,1100Simonton Street,Room1-213,KeyWest, Florida. A llResponsesmustbesealed andmustbesubmittedtothe MonroeCountyPurchasing Office. PublishMay5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8496600 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: ANCHORTOWING gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthesevehicles on 05/18/2012,08:00amat 189USHIGHWAY1,KEY WEST,FL33040-5476, pursuanttosubsection713.78 oftheFloridaStatutes. A NCHORTOWINGreserves therighttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids. 1B3ES27C1VD111640 1997DODGE PublishMay5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 8322700 INTHECIRCUITCOURT, SIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.:2012-CP23M DIVISION:Probate INRE:THEESTATEOF BETTYJ.GORMAN, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofBETTYJ.GORMAN, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasSeptember20,2011,and whosesocialsecuritynumber isXXX-XX-6655,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,Florida33050.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTSOFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisApril28,2012. PersonalRepresentatives: ThomasA.Gorman,IV JudithGormanCangemi 180EastPearsonSt., / 4006 Chicago,IL60611 17040TraverseCircle Jupiter,FL33477 A ttorneyforPersonal Representative: RobertE.Kramer,Esquire FloridaBarNo.293539 555WestGranadaBoulevard, SuiteA9 OrmondBeach,FL32174 Telephone:(386)672-4313 PublishApril28,May5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8498800 FloridaKeysCouncil oftheArts Noticeof UpcomingMeetings DevelopmentCommittee Friday,May11,1:00p.m. GatoBuilding,1100Simonton Street,KeyWest BoardofDirectors ThursdayMay24,11:00a.m. MarathonCommunityTheatre, 5101OverseasHwy., Marathon A nnualMembershipMeeting ThursdayMay24,12:00Noon MarathonCommunityTheatre, 5101OverseasHwy., Marathon CulturalUmbrellaCommittee Wednesday,May30,10:00 a.m. MarathonCommunityTheatre, 5101OverseasHwy., Marathon A rtinPublicPlacesCommittee Monday,June11,4:00p.m. GatoBuilding,1100Simonton Street,KeyWest CulturalUmbrellaCommittee Thursday,June14,12:00Noon GatoBuilding,1100Simonton Street,KeyWest DevelopmentCommittee Saturday,June23,10:00a.m. 17273LaBrisaLane, SugarloafShores Meetingsareopentothepublic andallareinvitedtoattend. Questions?Callthearts councilofficeat295-4369. PublishMay5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8345000 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA A A CASENO.: 44-2012-CA-000031K BANKOFAMERICA,N.A. Plaintiff, v. STEVEND.TIPLER,etal Defendant(s). NOTICEOFACTION FORFORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: StevenD.Tipler,ADDRESS UNKNOWNBUTWHOSE LASTKNOWNADDRESSIS: 1171CoatesLane CudjoeKey,FL33042 SusanM.Tipler,ADDRESS UNKNOWNBUTWHOSE LASTKNOWNADDRESSIS: 1171CoatesLane CudjoeKey,FL33042 Residenceunknown,ifliving, includinganyunknownspouse ofthesaidDefendants,ifeither hasremarriedandifeitheror bothofsaidDefendant(s)are dead,theirrespectiveunknown heirs,devisees,grantees, assignees,creditors,lienors, andtrustees,andallother personsclaimingby,through, underoragainstthenamed Defendant(s);andthe aforementionednamed Defendant(s)andsuchofthe aforementionedunknown Defendantsandsuchofthe aforementionedunknown Defendant(s)asmaybe infants,incompetentsor otherwisenotsuijuris. YOUAREHEREBYNOTIFIED thatanactionhasbeen commencedtoforeclosea mortgageonthefollowingreal property,lyingandbeingand situatedinMOROECounty, Florida,moreparticularly describedasfollows: LOT2,BLOCK10, CUTTHROATHARBOR ESTATES,FIRSTADDITION, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK5,PAGE60, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDS OFMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLYKNOWNAS: 1171COATESLANE, CUDJOEKEY,FL33042 Thisactionhasbeenfiled againstyouandyouare requiredtoserveacopyofyour writtendefense,ifany,such MorrisHardwickSchneider, LLC,AttorneysforPlaintiff, whoseaddressis5110 EisenhowerBlvd,Suite120, Tampa,FL33634onorbefore May28,2012,andfilethe originalwiththeclerkofthis Courteitherbeforeserviceon Plaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter; otherwiseadefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe Complaint. WITNESSmyhandandsealof thisCourtonthe18dayofApril, 2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE ClerkoftheCircuitCourt By:RiellaLynnSims DeputyClerk Inaccordancewiththe A mericanwithDisabilitiesAct, personsneedingaspecial accommodationtoparticipate inthishearing,shouldcontact A DACoordinatornotlaterthan 1(one)daypriortothe proceedingatLegalServicesof theFloridaKeys(Monroe),600 WhiteStreet,KeyWest,FL 33040305-292-3566andfor thehearingandvoiceimpaired 800-955-9770. PublishApril28,May5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8509900 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonMay30,2012 in accordancetoFloridaStatute Section713.78forunpaid towing&storage. FLORIDA KEYSTOWING,INC .reserves therighttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids.Allvehicles/ vesselsaresoldasis. 1.1999PONTIAC VIN:1G2JB1240X7572213 2.2006CHEVROLET VIN:1GNDS13S962318041 3.1993FORD VIN:1FTCR10A6PTA62125 4.1996JEEP VIN:1J4GZ78S5TC403309 PublishMay5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8494600 FloridaDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtection DivisionofRecreationand Parks TheFloridaDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtection, A A DivisionofRecreationand Parksannounceapublic workshoptowhichallpersons areinvited. DATEANDTIME: Wednesday May9,2012,7:00p.m.(EST) PLACE: CouncilChambersat LaytonCityHall,68260 OverseasHighwayLongKey, Florida33001 GENERALSUBJECT MATTERTOBE CONSIDERED: Presentation oftheproposedshoreline restorationandmitigationfor LongKeyStatePark. ACOPYOFTHEAGENDA MAYBEOBTAINEDBY CONTACTING: Catherine Close,ParkManagerLongKey StateParkat67400Overseas Highway,LongKey,Florida 33001.Phone / 305-664-4815 Fax305-664-2629ore-mail catherine.closedep.state.fl.us Pursuanttotheprovisionsof theAmericanswithDisabilities A ct,anypersonrequiring specialaccommodationsto participateinthis workshop/meetingisaskedto advisetheagencyatleast48 hoursbeforethe workshop/meetingby contacting:CatherineClose, ParkManager,LongKeyState Parkat67400Overseas Highway,LongKey,Florida 33001,phone / 305-664-4815 Fax / 305-664-2629ore-mail catherine.closedep.state.fl.us Ifyouarehearingorspeech impaired,pleasecontactthe agencyusingtheFloridaRelay Service,1(800)955-8771 (TDD)or1(800)955-8770 (Voice). PublishMay5,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A REWARD$1000 Informationleadingtorecovery of YELLOWSKIDLOADER takenfromcornerof41St&O/S Hwy,Marathon.289-9884 A A Electricians&HelpersF/T. Validdriverslicensereq. Goodpay&benefits. CallArlingtonElectric 743-2558 EXPERIENCEDAPPLIANCE TECHNICIANWANTED Must bedependable,havetools&a clean,validdriversliscense. Call305-664-3661 A A MonroeCountyB.O.C.C., MaintenanceMechanic, UnincorporatedParksand Beaches,BigPineKey (pwuni035).H.S.diplomaor G.E.D..1-2yearsexp.,Fl. DriversLicense;E.O.E. Deadline-OpenUntilFIlled; 292-4557; hrmonroecounty-fl.gov MonroeCountySchools AC/RefrigerationMechanic neededforMarathonarea. Greatbenefits,paidvac., holidaysandsicktime.Contact JeffBarrows,305-360-1424. j eff.barrowkeysschools.com PartTimeHelpWanted $18,000. Marriedauthors workingatMM104homeseek helpofaGalFridayfor errands,routinehousekeeping, simpleofficeandcomputer work.9-2M-Fx48weeks/year. Mustbenon-smoker,fluentin English,enjoycatsandquiet backgroundoflightclassical music. 305-451-1300 PROFESSIONALCAPTAIN for85SymbolYachtfish200 tonlicense,STCW95.Based outofMarathon.Verywell maintained2010vessel.Duties includebutnotlimitedto maintenance,captainfor ownersandcharters.Fishing anddivingaplus.Resumesto infodasignsource.com tacklestorehelp Helpwanted forabusytacklestore.Fishing knowledgeandcomputerskills amust.Referencesrequired. emailwhereisdlyahoo.com WatersportsattendantF/T for busycompanyinIslamorada. Mustbehardworking& dependable.Weekends&valid dr.lic.amust!305-896-2915 A A MonroeCountyFireRescue, FirefighterParamedic $41,422.38/27Daywork period.FullJobdescriptioncan bedownloadedfrom www.monroecounty-fl.gov orbycontactinghuman resources;VETPREFAVAIL; E.O.E.Deadline:openuntil filled;292-4557; hrmonroecounty-fl.gov MonroeCountyFireRescue, FirefighterEMT $37,988.28/27Daywork period.FullJobdescriptioncan bedownloadedfrom www.monroecounty-fl.gov orbycontactinghuman resources;VETPREFAVAIL; E.O.E.Deadline:openuntil filled;292-4557; hrmonroecounty-fl.gov
Saturday,May 5,2012 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A CNAs and Nurses Exceptional Living,Exceptional People Plantation Key Nursing Center located in Tavernier,is seeking CNA's and Nurses. 8,12 and 16 hour shifts available. We offer a benefits program.To apply for the position,please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. Currently interviewing candidates for the following fulltime positions: Dont miss the opportunity to join a stable employer and community leader offering a professional work environment and great benefits. Apply in person Monday Thursday 9:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. Located in Key Largo on N. County Rd 905 For a full list of openings & to apply online visit:www.oceanreef.com/employment E.O.E./D.F.W.P. F&B HOST F&B SERVERS FINE DINING F&B MANAGER HR TRAINING MANAGER HVAC MECHANIC SALES MANAGER Dietary Manager Exceptional Living,Exceptional People Plantation Key Nursing Center located in Tavernier,is seeking a Safe Serve Certified Dietary Manager.We offer a benefits program.To apply for the position,please submit your resume to email@example.com A A A A A A DAIRYQUEENISHIRINGA RESTAURANTMANAGER in Tavernier.Prev.fastfoodexp. preferredbutwilltrain Mustbe willingtoworknights&wknds. A pplyinpersonat103900 OverseasHwy.KeyLargoor call305-451-4502.Askfor MariaorPaul DAIRYQUEENNOWHIRING F/T&P/T.Day&nt.shifts available.Applyinperson. 92661OverseasHighway, Tavernier,FL33070 EXPERIENCEDHELPONLYBreakfastCookPrepCookLineCookHost/HostessWaitstaffBartenderBusPersonFrontofHouseManagers A pplyinperson: SunsetGrille&RawBar,7 KnightsKeyBlvd,Marathon. FRONTDESKNIGHTAUDIT A pplyinperson,Mon-Fri, KeyWestInn,201OceanDr, KeyLargo. A A IMMEDIATEHIRINGBreakfastServersDiningRoomCaptains withknowledgeofwinePMLineCookDinnerFoodRunners HIDEAWAYCAFECall Robertat289-1554between 10am-noonforappointment. A A ReliableCNAseekingprivate dutyjob tocarefortheelderly. Havegoodcommunication skills,pleasantpersonality, goodref&acar. 561-685-2995 A A LookingforaLocal Business? Alsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A LookingforaLocalService? A lsosee TheFloridaKeysBusiness Directory ineveryissueofthe Keynoter! A A PrivateCollectorWants RolexDivewatchesandPilot Watches.OldmodelMilitary clocks&watches. Call305-743-4578 A A MARATHON Sat,7:30-? ABIGYARDSALE! Clothing, dishes,babyitems(new& nearlynew)household,much more!112001stAve,Gulf. A A GREATBUY!!!BOSE321GS SERIES3DVDhometheater system.Newinbox.Retail, $1000,willsell$600.Call 305-393-6677,Islamorada USEDAPPLIANCES& FURNITURE Webuy&sell. ByarsUsedFurniture &Appliances,2771O/SHwy, Marathon.743-6506 A A MARATHONMM53 3BR,3 BA,pool,canalfront.2/2 upstairs,1/1down.200dock. $2400/moF/L/S.LisaKarp, IslandBreezeRE,852-8040 MARATHON newlyrenovated 5/4onlrgfenlot.Storage/work shop,tropicallndscp.Motherin lawaptorextraBR.$2500/mo. A vail5/1.Call561-212-3045 MM90PlantationKey 3BR2BAHome NewlyRemodeled Tile&Granite $1650permoF/L/S PleaseCall305-451-4555 MM102UPSTAIRS3BR/2BA Incl.elec.&water.Nosmoking orpets.$1650/mo.,1st& security.Call305-904-8866 or305-970-4344. PlantationKeyColony 4BR3BACanalHome Dockage&DavitsRecRoom &WetBar$3500moF/L/S Call305-984-1029 PLANTATIONKEY Nice, clean2BR,1BAmobilehome. Floridaroom.Largelot.Furnor unfurn.Reducedfrom$1150, $950 util. 412-889-5807 2BR/1BAstilthomeoncanal inUpperSugarloafKey.Avail. immed.$1650/mo,F/L/S. A lLederofPreferred Properties305-304-7359 2BR/2BAHARRYHARRIS PK. Avail.6/1.Nosmoking, credit&bkgrnd.ck.req. $1500/mo.w/$300elec./water credit.F/L/S.305-582-9910 2BR/2BAHOMEMM102.5 OCEANSIDE Groundlevel, unfurnished.$1400monthly. F/L/S.CallWendy. 305-394-1376 A A HAMMERPOINTBEAUTY 3 BR/1.5bath,fullyfurnishedwith breathtakingviewofthebay. 786-258-3438 MARATHON3BRPREFAB MobileHome.C/A,lrgfencedin yard,quietneighborhood,close toOcean!Petsnegotiable.W/D hkup.305-797-9132 A A AMOVEINNOWfrom$275 week.MARATHON.Weekly ormonthly.Fullyfurnished. Allutilities cable&freeWIF I included.305-289-0800 ANNUAL1BR1BA 16CLARABLVD,KCB. W/D,appliances,unfurn. Nonsmoking.Petsnego. F/L/S.$900/mo.216-288-8443 CONCHKEYMM63 .1BR, 1BA,groundlevel,fullyfurn. Kitchen,LR,boatslipavail. DirectlyontheBay,must see! $1200/mo.305-743-3478 MARATHON1BR,1BA, HALFDUPLEX.GROUND LEVEL. Unfurn.Tilefloors. $600/mo.F/L/S.6month minimum.305-849-6236 MARATHON 1BRaptforrentCallDD289-6486 MARATHON 26thST. Smallefficiencywithkitchen. Waterincl.$575mo. First/Last/$400sec. 305-394-3923 MARATHON2BR,1BAIN ONEHALFDUPLEX. Unfurn., alltiled,smallyard.W/Dhkup. $1100/mo,F/L/S.Call 305-289-1190. A A MARATHON2BR,2BA 1400sqft. SombreroBeachRoad. Dockage,pool.$1600/mo. 305-743-0833 MARATHON-C0COPLUM. 2BR,1BAAPTS.2available.1 brandnew.Oncanal,ample parking.$1100-$1200/mo. Call305-871-4653 MARATHONhalfduplex, 2/1 $1100.F/L/S.Fencedin,tile flrs,remodeled.Nopets. CallLela395-0814oremail lelacoldwellbanker.com MARATHON LittleVenice MM53 .1/1duplex.Older couplenextdoor.Waterviews. Nicelyfurn&upgraded.$775/ mo.coleenmoegmail.com MARATHONMM50 Clean, comfortable1BR,1BAtravel trailer.InKeyRV.6momin. $695 util.F/L/S.Freecable. A vailablenow.305-896-2915 MARATHON-Walktobeach! 2BR,1BA,recentlyrenovated. Newkitchenandbath Pool,dock.Nopets,nosmkrs. $1225/mo.305-393-9610 MM90PlantationKey Furn1BR1BAApt W/DC/AirAvail May15 $900permoUtiilincl F/S305-393-3505
KeysNet.com Keynoter 10B Saturday,May 5,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A LOGO 89530 Error: 1 89530 2 x 4.0 (56.6863) 325903 CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH CITY OF KEY COLONY K0275PROFESSIONAL Apremiere resort in Islamorada is interviewing for the following positionThe selected candidate will enjoy a friendly work place where smiles are part of the uniform, competitive wages and an excellent benefits pkg.Apply in person MM 83.5Night Auditor Must be experienced, flexible, and be able to work weekends and holidays. A A A A Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 A A A A A A MM99.5PORTLARGO1/1 Unfurn.Clean,light,spacious, Cent.A/C,1scrnprch, $875/mo. util. Call305-923-6968 SMALL,UNFURN. EFFICIENCYMM98B/S Quiet neighborhood,$850/mo.,1 person.Incl.allutil.F/L. Call305-852-2801 1BRSUMMERRENTAL Furnished,MM99,Oceanside. 1000sf,oceanfrontdockage. GroundFloor,$1200/moF/L/S. 305-942-3055. 2BR/2.5BATWNHS MM92 Unfurn.W/D,D/W,cbl.w/wifi. Pool,boatslip.Longterm,no pets,nosmoking.6/1.$1400 elec.Call978-423-9767 A A BIGPINE -HOUSETO SHARE.Bedonly,accessto kitchen,commonarea.TVin room. $600/mo,$600depoist. 305-879-2500 A A KEYLARGOMM96. Ocean side.Directoceanaccess w/Oceanviews!Furn,3br,2ba/ 2br,2ba.Seasonalorannual. Call786-258-3127 A A MARATHONCommspace 2,450sqftofficeplusstorage. 180frontfootageonUS / 1. Lotsofprkg.Industrialzoned warehouses,980sfw/office& 350sfspace.CallJohn 587-7529,Kurt481-4838 Marathon-GulfsideVillage 5800O/SHwy,Unit / 32,960 sq.ft.$1750/mo.pluselect. PeteDonnelly732-996-9591or SueLovley305-304-7565 MARATHONUS1 CommercialSpaceAvail. 1000sf,$1/sf util,taxes& insur.Yardspacealso available.305-923-9542 RETAIL/OFFICESPACEMM31BigPineKey600SQFTFrontsUS1 CallMarty305-394-3563 A A A ABeautifulRVLotforRent We havea23x49RVlotforrentin BigPineKey;(MM30).Thelot willaccommodateuptoa36 unit.954-410-6246 AABeautifulRVLotforRent We havea23x49RVlotforrentin BigPineKey;(MM30).Thelot willaccommodateuptoa36 unit.954-410-6246 A A RVLOTSFORRENT DocksAvail .Islamorada Bayside,MM81.5.Full hook-ups.Weekly,Seasonal, A nnual Call305-393-3377 A A KEYLARGO,MM103,GALE PLACE. Doublewidemodular 3/2,possible2family.Excellent condition. $110,000. Possible financing.305-942-3055 A A A A2-NEWCUSTOMBUILT HOMES!(Motivated) Seller/ developer,customfinishes throughout,soaringvaulted ceilings,greatroom,gourmet kitchenwithgranitecounter, 3/2 2cargarage,3-floorelevator,4thfloorsun/viewdeck, 70newconcretedockwithwater&electric,nobridgesto ocean,cistern,alarm,intercom, impactwindowsandmuch more.Saleperhome$1,155,000.00.305-965-3235 AA AA2-NEWCUSTOMBUILT HOMES!(Motivated) Seller/ developer,customfinishes throughout,soaringvaulted ceilings,greatroom,gourmet kitchenwithgranitecounter, 3/2 2cargarage,3-floorelevator,4thfloorsun/viewdeck, 70newconcretedockwithwater&electric,nobridgesto ocean,cistern,alarm,intercom, impactwindowsandmuch more.Saleperhome$1,155,000.00.305-965-3235 A A KEYLARGO ParkModelfor sale.Handicappeddesigned, 1BR,furnished.Neverlivedin. $15,000.Ownerfinancing available.305-522-5841 A A CudjoeGardens/CudjoeKey Lotsforsale,80,on canal.Allpermits.Readyto build.$90,000. 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