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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .8B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,MAY 12,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.38 25 CENTS In LAttitudesThe San Carlos Institute in Key West where Jose Marti launched a drive of Cuban independence in 1892 marks Cuban Independence Day. Story, 5B San Carlos h osts d e M ayo celeb ration M ay 17-20C u b a n I n d e p e n d e n c e D a y 2 0 d e M a y o w i l l b e c e l e b r a t e d M a y 1 7 2 0 a t K e y W e s t s S a n C a r l o s I n s t it u t e w it h f i l m l ec t u r e s m u s i c a n d m o r e T h e I n s t i t u t e f o u n d e d i n 1 8 7 1 i s w i d e l y c o n s i d e re d t h e c r a d l e o f C u b a s 1 9 t h c e n t u r yi n d e p e n d e n c e m o v e m e n t J o e M a r ti C u b a s f o r e m o s t p a t r i o t, l a u n c h e d h i s f i n a l d r iv e f o r C u b a s i n d e p e n d e n c e t h e r e in 1 8 9 2 r e f e r r in g t o i t a s L a C a s a C u b a F o r m e r F l o r i d a G o v B o b G r a h a m w h o s e r v e d t h r e e te r m s a s U S S e n a t o r w i ll b e t h e g u e s t o f h o n o r a t a n 8 p m c o n c e r t o n S a t u r d a y M a y 1 9 J o s e M a r t i : A M u s i c a l T r i b u te m a k e s i t s w o r l d pr e m i e r a t t h i s e v e n t T h e c o n c e r t i n c l u d e s p i e c e s i n s p i r e d b y M a r t a s w e l l a s s o m e o f h is m o s t f a m o u s p o e m s s e t to mu s ic E m il i o C u e t o a W a s h i n g t o n D C b a s e d i n d e p e n d e n t s c h o l a r h a sMusical premiere, films, lectures on the play billL A t t i t u d e s S t a f fK E Y W E S TGamers will love The AvengersCGI, action sequences and humor T h e A v e n g e r s R a te d N o w o ff i c e e v e n m o r e b y s e e in g t h e m o v i e t h r e e o r f o u r t im e s B u t th o s e w h o h a v e n t s e e n th e p r e v io us M a r v e l m o v ie s ( I r o n M a n I r o n M a n 2 T h o r ) m a y b e l o s t f r o m t h e b e g in n in g A n d f o r v i e w e r s w h o a r e n o t v id eo g a m e a f i c io n a d o s t h e r e a r e a l m o s t c e r t a in l y b e tt e r w a y s t o s p e n d 1 4 2 m in u t e s D e ta i li n g m y c a r c o m e s t o m in d Th e p lo t in v o l v e s a n a t ta c k o n E a r t h b y o u t e r s p a c e b a d g u y s c o m m a n d e d b y t h e e v i l L o k i b r o th e r o f T h o r f r o m th e r e a l m o f A s g a r d W e r e n o t s u r e i f A s g a r d i s aBut,these comic heroes a mixed bagF IL MGordon Ross and friends bring back the classicsf o r a f e w n u m b e r s a t t h i s b a c k b y p o p u l a r d e m a n d r t 8 p m a t T h e S tStudiosM U S I COrchids steal the show at 16th Annual FestI f y o u c a n i m a g i n e t h e r e d c a r p e t i n H o l l y w o o d a n d t h e s t a r s t a k i n g t h e i r b o w s b e f o r e t h e O s c a r s t h e n y o u ge t a n i d e a o f w h a t t o e x p e c t a t t h e 1 6 t h A n n u a l R e d l a n d I n t e r n a t i o n a l O r c h i dRedland hosts international showcase of starsF E S T IV A L J o s e M a r ti s p o k e a t t h e S a n C a r l o s In s t it u t e i n 1 8 9 2 ,b u ild in g s u p p o r t f o r t h e C u b a n In d e p e n d e n c e m o v e m e n t .S e e S a n C a r l o s 6 B M i c h a e l R o b in s o n G o r d o n R o s s a n d S k ip p e r K r ip it z r e t u r n t o t h e S t u d i o s o f K e y W e s t s t a g e M a y 1 8 T h e A v e n g e r s a D is n e y S t u d i o s r e le a s e ,h a s a l r e a d y s c o r e d m o r e t h a n $ 6 5 0 m il li o n in t ic k e t s a le s P o s t e r o f M y c K e it h G o l d s o n w il l b e r a f f l e d a t t h e e n d o f t h e F e s t i v a l .O n l y 1 0 0 t i c k e t s a t $ 5 e a c h w i ll b e s o l d .S e e A v e n g e r s 7 BS e e R e d la n d 6 B Liquidation saleFast Buck Freddies,a Duval Street staple for 37 years,starts liquidating its inventory in anticipation of closing. Story, 4A NEWEST NURSESAudrey Laudillay receives her Florida Keys Community College graduation pin from her son on May 4 in the Tennessee Williams Theater on Stock Island.Shes a member of the colleges graduating nursing program and is now eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to become a practicing RN.Also Friday at the college,another 113 students received their associates degrees in the colleges 46th annual commencement. SPOUTING OFFPhoto by MARY MOCCIAThis waterspout,spotted just before 11 a.m.Thursday on Marathons oceanside around mile marker 53,signals that the Florida Keysrainy season is about to start.A series of smaller spouts was spotted off Key Colony Beach right around the same time. Counts added for rental suspectAhandwriting analysis could be introduced as evidence against a former Tavernier vacation-rental agent jailed on more than 100 fraud-related counts. John D. Williams, 52, has remained at the Monroe County Detention Center since his October arrest, with no bond allowed.On Jan. 31, Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia approved a request from the State Attorneys Office to seek a Williams handwriting sample.Most of the counts against Williams stem from allegations that he defrauded vacation-rental clients out of deposits paid for homes that Williams had overbooked or at properties he never represented. In January, prosecutors added five counts of forgery on public documents filed to create corporations. He has forged the signature of Martin Katz on numerous documents, furthermore the defendant has entered into contractual agreements under an assumed, or alias, name, says a Jan. 17 prosecution request. Ahandwriting analysis of the defendant is needed by the prosecution to assist in establishing the identity of the defendant. Katz, a licensed realestate broker, told detectives that Williams apparently usedForgery now big part of fraud caseIN THE COURTSNew iPhone rules coming for countyThe Monroe County Commission on Wednesday might do away with buying Apple iPhones and iPads for county employees. County staff is slated to introduce a plan offering stipends to employees for their personal phones in the wake of allegations that former Technical Services Director Lisa Druckemiller stole and resold many county Apple devices to friends and co-workers. County Administrator Roman Gastesi said the plan would require a transition, but that it would include the same employees who use county-owned iPhones now. He said a stipend program seems to be the trend in other counties. You have to be on call, or youre out of the office all the time, or youre an emergency responder. Its really what we have now, Gastesi said. It solves the inventory issue but more importantly, it solves the issue of personal use.According to county documents, employees would receive the following stipends:For voice service only, a stipend of $13.85 per payMeanwhile, prosecutor waits on AT&TBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY56 applicants for superintendentThe Monroe County School Board has 56 applicants from which to choose the School Districts next superintendent. When the 5 p.m. Friday deadline hit, Superintendent Jesus Jara was the only Florida Keys candidate despite speculation over the weeks that other local candidates would emerge, especially when it came to light that Jara doesnt meet the qualifications the School Board set for the job. One of the qualifications is having served as a school principal at least three years. Jara was principal of a Springfield, Mass., high school for two years and 10 months. School Board members say his experience as the Keys superintendent makes up for that. Next up is short-listing the applicant pool. That will be accomplished through a scoring process done by the boards 22-member search committee, which meets Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Marathon High School media center. Previously, Keys schools superintendents were elected. But in 2010, countywide voters passed a referendum calling for the position to be filled by the board. Randy Acevedo was the last elected superintendent, elected in 2008. The following year, then-Gov. Charlie Crist removed him from office following his indictment on three official-misconduct charges. He was convicted of the felonies and remains on probation.The next two superintendents, Jara and Joe Burke before him, were governorappointed. Burke left last year to head Lee County schools in Southwest Florida. Technically, Acevedos term is ongoing, ending in January 2013, when the new superintendent will take over or Jara will continue in the job.The 2012 search process got off to a rocky start with the hiring, then quick dismissal, of consultant Wayne Blanton, executive directorNext up: Search committee meets Thursday to short-list candidatesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSCounty: Sue to stop powerIt didnt take long for Monroe County to react to the Utility Board of Key Wests Wednesday approval of two contracts to run commercial power lines to No Name Key by summers end.Next Wednesday, Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger will ask the County Commission, meeting in Key Largo, to sue Lower Keys utility Keys Energy Services in an effort to get an injunction against running the lines. Monroe officials have concerns about running power lines over conservation land and issuing permits to connect lines to poles on No Name. Both are prohibited under county code. In addition to asking permission to sue, Shillinger will ask the commission to adopt a resolution invoking the Florida Governmental Conflict Resolution Act, essentially a mediation process. Its what the School Board and city of Key West used to mitigate the [Horace OBryant Middle School] height issue, he said. Before governments spend resources litigating against each other, theres a process to resolve disagreements between the two bodies.The contracts approved by the Utility Board with the No Name Key Property Owners Association are for $194,000. Theyre part of a $648,752 total project cost that Keys Energy spokesman Julio Barroso said the association has already paid in full.Homeowners on the 43home, 1,000-acre Lower Keys island off Big Pine Key have wrangled for decades over commercial electricity on the off-the-grid island. Homeowners now use solar panels and diesel generators to power their houses.Thirty-two of the 43 homes belong to association members who have signed on for electricity. Theyre banking that Monroe Countys legal concerns will be solved by the time the lines go in.In March 2011, the county filed for a declaratory judgment in Circuit Court,Keys Energy ready to start wiring islandBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comNO NAME KEYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee No Name,3ASee iPhones,2ASee Williams,2ASee Superintendent,3A WILLIAMS
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,May 12,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.8777 SUN.8777 MON.8777 TUES.8778 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:Sombrero Beach, Marathon.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. 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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 BRIEFSStorm shelter training plannedThe six-month hurricane season starts on June 1 and in anticipation, Monroe County is looking for volunteers to work in Keys hurricane shelters if the need arises.County Emergency Management staff plans to conduct shelter management training from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 at the firehouse at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.To find out more, call Emergency Management Senior Planner Jerry OCathey at 289-6012. 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 Katzs name, state brokerlicense details and federal tax ID to file legal documents with the Florida Department of State to create several corporations involved in the vacation-rental operation. Katz was listed as a registered agent of the corporations.Katz told investigators his name was used without his permission or knowledge.The corporations included Florida Keys Adventures, Keys Tropical Vacation, Keys Dream Realty and Resort Property Management. Most of the vacationers contacted Williams through online advertising for properties.John Williams has opened and closed several other management companies with the intent to defraud, an investigator wrote. Once he is confronted, he will open a new account. Williams also is accused of using false names Doug Collins, David Osbourne, Johnson Williams and Gary Delich among them when dealing with rental customers.When customers complained about rentals canceled days before their trip, Williams would claim a sudden sale of the property, or fault Doug Collins or another non-existent coworker for the error, records in the court file show. One client paid $10,000 to Williams for six summer weeks in 2011 at a Tavernier property. Williams abruptly canceled the stay, costing the vacationer additional money to make alternate plans.The defendant indicated he would locate another location under his management but never followed through, says a Sheriffs Office report. In another case, a couple that rented a waterfront property for their wedding was told two days before the event that the site was not available.Williams, who once was authorized to book vacation rentals, had been fired by the Canadian owners of one frequently advertised home because of overbookings and unpaid rent. Williams reportedly continued to advertise the home and take deposits.Brokers name reportedly forgedFrom Williams,1A period and bi-annual equipment stipend of $100.For access to texting and phone services, a stipend of $23.08 per pay period and bi-annual equipment stipend of $100.For employees that must have access to a smart phone, a stipend of $46.15 per pay period and bi-annual equipment stipend of $200.Employees would have the option to transfer their existing county iPhones to a personal account. Meanwhile, Mayor David Rice put a discussion item on the County Commissions meeting agenda for Wednesday to talk about disciplining employees who may have abused their iPhone and iPad privileges.Ive been doing things and have some recommendations about ways to go here and want to communicate that to the commission, Rice said.However, he doesnt want the county to conduct an internal investigation into the possible iPad and iPhone thefts until the State Attorneys Office finishes its probe into the matter.The state attorney will be investigating and they will be issuing a report which will give us the information we need to make decisions on, he said. Until we know who did what, were not going to punish anybody. I dont see how we could.Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson has been investigating Druckemiller and State Attorney Dennis Ward is having a grand jury look into the matter when Wilson gets county phone records from AT&T. Wilson said Thursday hes still waiting on the records. Monroe County Clerk Danny Kolhage is also conducting an audit of the Technical Services Department in conjunction with the State Attorneys Office. Were working with the state attorney, he said. Were not going to do anything in terms of releasing a report until the State Attorneys Office says its OK to do so.At latest count, its believed Druckemiller stole 36 county iPhones and 12 iPads, conservatively valued at $15,000 combined. That includes County Administrator Roman Gastesi, who paid cash for two iPads and two iPhones, and senior systems analyst Hank Kokenzie, who paid cash for three iPads and two iPhones.Druckemiller has implied several other county employees are involved. She resigned Feb. 24. She was earning $75,489 per year.Stipends would replace phonesFrom iPhones,1ACode compliance called ineffectiveMarathons Code Compliance Department lacks teeth and has too much oversight from elected officials, Mayor Pete Worthington says. Worthington made his feelings known at Tuesdays City Council meeting, calling for the department to be allowed to pursue complaints without permission from council members or City Manager Roger Hernstadt.Hernstadt told the Keynoter city code puts no limit on how complaints can be filed, but that direction from past councils has been otherwise.The council has said they dont want the staff to act on anonymous complaints. If the person doesnt want to leave their name, they can contact a council person or me and if we feel that the situation is serious enough, we can file the complaint on that individuals behalf, he said. That means council members have been involved in fielding code complaints, which Worthington says is not in their job description. I just dont think its done that way in most municipalities and its something we need to talk about, he said on Tuesday. Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay disagreed, saying he has no problem fielding anonymous complaints. Thats my job. Im willing to do it and Im pleased to do it and Ill continue to do it, he said. I really believe someone has to authorize a staff action. Thats done all the time.Worthington said method of enforcement leads to numerous complaints slipping through the cracks and prohibits code violations from being handled properly. He also claims lack of enforcement leads to numerous eyesore properties that affect property values in the city.Were lacking in increases in property value when compared to the rest of the county. Im looking around and wondering why that might be, he said. We need a code department that can deal with complaints. Worthington agreed to put a publicly noticed discussion item on June 12 council agenda.Department now must get OK to investigateMARATHONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Doctordies diving wreckAdoctor from Tennessee died in a diving accident Thursday, apparently while fighting a speared fish on the Vandenberg shipwreck.Ollie Smithwick, 39, an anesthesiologist at the Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center, was diving off a private boat with two friends on a spearfishing trip off Key West.Smithwick, who was vacation with his wife and 10-month child, has family in the Middle Keys.Using a nitrox mix to dive the Vandenberg Smithwick entered the water first, about 10 minutes ahead of his two companions, according to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.Once the second two divers reached the shipwreck, a 520-foot retired military ship scuttled as an artificial reef, one of Smithwicks companions was startled when he spotted a large fish thrashing around near the side of the vessel, said Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin.When the divers swam to the stern and investigated, they found what they think was a large amberjack, speared, Herrin said. They traced the line from the fish back to the speargun and found Smithwick, who did not appear to be responsive. Unable to inflate Smithwicks buoyancy compensator, the two divers returned to the surface and made a 911 call. Crew members from a commercial dive boat near the scene responded and brought Smithwick to the surface. Smithwick was moved to a U.S. Coast Guard vessel for the trip to shore but attempts to revive him during the trip were not successful. He was pronounced dead at Lower Keys Medical Center. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death. It apparently was the third death related to diving or snorkeling in Florida Keys waters in 2012, and the first since January. Smithwick joined the staff at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in 2008. He received his medical degree at the Texas Tech Medical Center School of Medicine.Smithwick has family in MarathonKEY WESTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgJudge overrules city on liquor storeThe city of Marathon and attorney Richard Warner vary widely on their interpretation of a judges ruling in the case of the former Overseas Liquor & Lounge.In an April 24 order, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin reversed a City Council decision denying the landmark building the right to be used as a package store selling liquor.But in doing so, Marathon City Attorney Joe Jimenez says, Audlin voided the entirety of the citys land development regulations. They were approved in Ordinance 2007-03, which Audlin voided in his order.The main issue is the order seems to be saying that the LDRs only apply to the Overseas, Jimenez said. We feel there was a misapplication of the law and the rules allow us to respectfully file a motion for rehearing. Jimenez did just that on Wednesday, filing a motion for rehearing and/or clarification of Audlins order.Warner told the Keynoter Audlins ruling is meant to be specific to the Overseas property, not the entire LDRs.It really doesnt go beyond that, which is fair. It was a huge ordinance that was passed and thats the judges problem with it. They buried this one thing in there, he said. The property, which belongs to the estate of Joseph Ardolino, falls under a 2007 law banning liquor sales at businesses within 1,500 feet of a school, church or other establishment selling liquor. The Overseas was last open as a bar and package store in February 2008. City law considers the non-conforming use abandoned after 18 months, stymieing Marathon resident Johns Foster effort to reopen it. In his order, Audlin also focused on proper notice, saying the city failed to notify the Ardolino estate of its intent to make a package store a non-conforming use. He cites state statutes that require notification of zoning-map changes to land involving less than 10 contiguous acres. The city contends that while the Overseas property was the only property made non-conforming after the adoption of the LDRS, all properties within the 1,500foot distance radius were affected by that section. But city says Audlins order is very flawedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BOUDREAURobertRaymond Boudreau (Bob)age76losthis battlewithcanceronSaturday, May5,2012.Bobpassedaway peacefullyatHomestead Hospitalsurroundedbyhis family. RobertwasborninBrooklyn NYin1935toNormanand LillianBoudreau.Hetraveled westworkingforTheUSForest ServiceinMontana, independentlyleadingmule teamsintotheBobMarshall Wildernessareaforsixmonth periodstoconstructfiretowers. HejoinedtheUSAirForcein 1955,becomingapilotanda medic.Whilestationedwith NATOforcesinLaon,France hemetandmarriedhiswifeof 52years,MarieAnn.Twoofhis daughters,SerenaandSophie wereborninFrance. WhilelivinginFrancehealso droveontheBelgianFormula RaceTeamandowneda businessinParis.Bobreturned totheUnitedStateswherehis thirddaughter,Christinewas born.InNewYorkhe becameoneoftheBRAVEST, j oiningtheNewYorkCityFire Departmentin1968.He workedatEngineCompany 212inGreenpoint,Brooklyn andEngines75and52inthe Bronx.Heservedbravelyon thefiredepartmentfor21years beforemovingtoKeyColony Beach.WhileintheKeyshe livedhisdream,becominga liscencedCaptainand charteringhisownboat,the CominHomeoutofWhale HarborMarina. Boblovedtojoke,tellstories andfish.Heissurvivedbyhis wifeMarie,histhreedaughters: Serena,SophieandChristine andhisthreegrandchildren: Cole,LouisandAva.A memorialserviceisbeing plannedforafuturedateand willbeannouncedwhendetails areconfirmed. A ARICHTERInaMaeRichter, July16 1933-April27,2012.Inadied ofbreastcancer,andwaswith HospiceoftheKeys. Inaissurvivedbyherloving husband,JohnRichter,of MarathonandRacine,Wi; brother-in-lawJamesRichter, Ca.;children:JohnRichter, NewMexico,MaryEllen Sanford,Ca.,Patricia Marszalkowski,Marathon; son-In-law,EdMarszalkowski, Marathon.InaMaewas predeceasedbyher2children, LawrenceRichterandJames ThomasRichter.InaMaeis alsosurvivedbygranddaughters,Kimberly,ofNebraskaandKristalofCalifornia; great-grandchildren,Zach, Seth,VidaandTiffanyand niece,PauletteBatka. MemorialServicewillbe heldatalaterdateandwillbe publishedinthisnewspaper. AARICHTERInaMaeRichter, July16 1933-April27,2012.Inadied ofbreastcancer,andwaswith HospiceoftheKeys. Inaissurvivedbyherloving husband,JohnRichter,of MarathonandRacine,Wi; brother-in-lawJamesRichter, Ca.;children:JohnRichter, NewMexico,MaryEllen Sanford,Ca.,Patricia Marszalkowski,Marathon; son-In-law,EdMarszalkowski, Marathon.InaMaewas predeceasedbyher2children, LawrenceRichterandJames ThomasRichter.InaMaeis alsosurvivedbygranddaughters,Kimberly,ofNebraskaandKristalofCalifornia; great-grandchildren,Zach, Seth,VidaandTiffanyand niece,PauletteBatka. MemorialServicewillbe heldatalaterdateandwillbe publishedinthisnewspaper. City finalizes tow ordinanceThe Marathon City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a law aimed at alleviating issues with towing from private properties.The council approved a $100 registration fee for tow operators on April 24 and amended the law to drop a requirement for a notarized signature from the property owner when towing from private property. The fee basically puts tow operators on notice that the city can remove their right to tow from private property if theyre abusing the privilege.As for removing the required signature, That can be cumbersome and I would agree that as long as its the person whose property it is, that would be OK, Councilwoman Ginger Snead said.The city also incorporated provisions suggested by local tow company operators, including:The law will apply to all tow companies performing non-consent towing in the city.No vehicle, unless instructed by a vehicle owner, would be towed greater than 13 miles.No tow company could charge fees in excess of the fees established by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office for tow services.The council backed off approving a law in November that would require tow companies to accept travelers checks, credit cards and debit cards, in addition to cash, after two operators argued against the measure.But council members said they continued receiving complaints about private-property towing, in particular at the former Quay restaurant property at mile marker 54. The estate of Gus Boulis owns the property. Florida Keys Towing owner Bill Pruitt received permission from Fort Lauderdale-based property manager Flagler Real Estate to remove cars from the private lot. Its adjacent to a city boat ramp. Pruitt had placed roughly 10 no parking signs on the property, which have recently been removed. He said Flagler asked him to do so because the city is expected to lease the property. 13-mile limit on how far tows can goBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
Saturday,May 12,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 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! Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photosof the Florida School Boards Association. The search committee criticized him for stagnating the process.The scoring document used to short-list the applicants uses numerical rankings from zero to 10 in the following categories: Highest level of education attained, current employment, size of school district, state experience, fiscal management, administrative experience and professional qualities.Board Chairman John Dick said he has reviewed some of the applications and found some of those applicants nowhere near qualified. When the committee meets Thursday, Theyll whittle it down to a workable group, he said. Alist of the applicants and their resumes is available at www.keysschools .com Scroll down on the home page.Committee meets ThursdayFrom Superintendent,1A seeking a decision about whether lines can go in. Circuit Court Judge David Audlin ruled on Jan. 31 that the final decision 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. Meanwhile, the contracts with Pike Electric LLC and Allcom Networks Inc. will cover the construction of the overhead electric lines and installation of a bridge conduit system on the No Name Key Bridge.Barroso Keys Energy anticipates construction would commence the week of June 11 and the homes of interested customers could be energized by midto late August.The contract with Pike Electric is for $69,000, while the contract for bridge conduit with Allcom is $125,000.The Keys Energy board unanimously voted to extend power lines to No Name Key on March 7, but re-bid contracts after original prices didnt hold up.Another lawsuit looks imminentFrom No Name,1AGracy remains off the jobHammond Gracy, principal at Marathon Middle/High School, on Friday remained off the job, two days after being reassigned to work at Monroe County School District headquarters following an accusation of sexual harassment and allowing a hostile work environment. Superintendent Jesus Jara on Thursday confirmed that another Marathon High employee levied the allegations. Jara said he met with the school staff and faculty on Thursday morning in Marathon.I was there and I told them our biggest concern is making sure the investigation is handled appropriately and the students continue to move in the right direction.We told him that we were reassigning him and he needed to leave so he left the school, Jara said. We need to bring resolution to this as soon as possible, Jara said, citing upcoming school events like the prom and graduation. Gracys been principal at Marathon since June 2010 and earns $105,590 annually. Before that, he spent 33 years in the Jacksonville educational system. Hes married with three daughters.Booker settlementOn Tuesday the School Board, with no discussion, agreed to a settlement with 11-year administrator Sunny Booker, who last year was removed from her post as principal of the Academic Connections for Excellence alternative school and reassigned as a traveling assistant principal. Jara formally reprimanded Booker following an investigation over how she raised money and paid for a graduation luncheon. That prompted her to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which helps enforce federal law banning discrimination. In the settlement, both parties acknowledge that the finding [of insubordination] was based on the incorrect assumption that Booker had access to an internal account for school-related funds. Booker wont seek to renew her contract when it expires on June 28, and in the meantime, she wont go to work, instead using an accrued 89 paid sick days.Principal accused of harassmentBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSSchools tax hike deadDespite taking a browbeating from teachers, the Monroe County School Board on Tuesday voted to not pursue a countywide referendum seeking more tax dollars to staunch a budget deficit.Three of the five board members instead favor keeping with planned cuts totaling about $6.2 million.Included in those cuts are continuing seven unpaid furlough days for teachers and other schools staff, an overhaul of the employee health-care plan that passes on the financial burden to teachers and eliminating some alternative education, Advanced Placement and honors programs.Board member Ron Martin, a former Coral Shores High School principal, pleaded with his colleagues to put the tax question to voters in the Aug. 14 primary, but drew support only from board member Duncan Mathewson, who is not seeking a thirdterm in office this year.Representatives of the United Teachers of Monroe union and individual teachers decried the plummeting morale at the school level and continued to accuse board members and Superintendent Jesus Jara of violating their three-year employment contract.UTM contends the furloughs and a delay of planned raises violate the contract. District officials, citing two rulings from the state Public Employees Relations Commission, contend financial necessity legitimizes the unilateral reductions.The union has appealed the matter to the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. Martin framed the opposition to the referendum as politicizing education by considering the potential voter backlash and the districts poor track record of financial management. The proposed levy of 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value would raise some $2.8 million annually. The current tax is $3.565 per $1,000 of assessed property valueIm not afraid of losing, Martin said. I dont understand this concept of well, if we lose, its going to set a precedent.I dont think about politicizing education and the needs of the children. I think about providing what we need to give to the children.Board Chairman John Dick countered: We need to live within our means. I will not gamble our future on a short-term BandAid, Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths said. I love this district too much. Mathewson called that purple-hearted rhetoric. Key Largo School kindergarten teacher Kathy Caputo told the board, My heart is so heavy. The contract doesnt seem to mean anything. It means something about what were held accountable for, not to what this School Board is held accountable for. Former UTM president and current business agent Leon Fowler said even if a referendum failed, were no worse off. We really need that millage, he continued. What we want it for is to stop the bleeding for what has been happening with our programs, our salaries, our employees being outsourced and so on.Jara projects $74 million in revenue for fiscal year 2012-13 compared to $83 million in estimated expenses.Instead, cuts will continueBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS GRACY Wallace Bruce Freeman6/30/44 4/19/12Wallace Bruce Freeman, aged 67, passed away suddenly at his home in Tennessee on April 19, 2012. Bruce was born in Manitowoc,Wisconsin on June 30, 1944 to Verbon & Lorene Freeman. His brother Brent preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Norma, sons Ronnie & Mike, Mikes fianc Paula Wolfe, grandchildren Brent, Brandon & Kyle; Parents Verb & Lorene Freeman of Winter Haven, Fl; sisters Karen Mercier of Winter Haven, Fl.& Sharon Bossert of Marathon, Fl.; sister-in-laws Donna Mailliard & Nancy Smith of Tennessee & Brenda Norton of Hollywood, Fl.; brother-in-laws, Mark Mercier, Mike Bossert, Wayne Mailliard, Gary Smith & Roy Norton along with numerous nieces & nephews whom he loved & enjoyed in life. Bruce moved to Marathon in 1955 with his family & graduated from Marathon High School where he was a member of the Boys Club of America. He worked at the Florida Keys Keynoterin his spare time. After graduation, he attened Lenoir Rhyne College in N.C. where he was a member of Tau-Kappa Epsilon Teke Fraternity. Three years later he returned to Florida & attended barber school where he met Norma. They married in 1968 & lived briefly in Dania, Fl. before returning to Marathon where they opened up the Marathon Shores Barber Shop. Bruce went on to obtain his realtor/brokers license & opened up Real Estate Business Investments with partner Ron Lewis & soon thereafter they developed Gulfside Village which is the current location of the barber shop today. Bruce came from a long line of barbers: father, Verb, opened his shop in 1957, later in the 60s, mother, Lorene, owned/operated a beauty shop for many years. Bruce kept the Sheriffs Department in Flat Tops for the last 40 years. The barber shop continues to operate today, offering the same high quality of service that Bruce was known for. When not working, Bruce loved fishing, hunting, & golfing; especially with his sons & grandsons. He enjoyed traveling with Norma & in recent years, working on their home in Tennessee. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,May 12,2012 NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. BOARD ROOM 91630 Overseas Highway Tavernier, Florida 33070WEDNESDAY, MAY23, 2012The purpose of the Budget Workshop is to receive presentation and discussion regarding the Authoritys Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 including the Capital Improvement Plan of the FKAA. The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues) and to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com ., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, email@example.com Budget W orkshop 10:00 a.m.Regular Meeting Immediately following Budget Workshop TomWilliREALTOR305firstname.lastname@example.org Lot 5 Avineda Primiceria Marathon Tom JUSTSOLD this lot in Marathon! For all your Real Estate needs,you can contact Tom at the #1 office in the Lower Keys or visit his website at www.mykeysdreamhome.com29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL33043Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience. 22856 Jolly RogerDr. Cudjoe Key JUST SOLD! D i a n e L I S T E D & J U S TSOLD anotherlot on Cudjoe Key for 96% list to sell price! Are you CONSIDERING SELLING YOUR HOME then call Diane the #1 Agent in the LowerKeys for2011 at the #1 Office in the LowerKeys. 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Looking to sell your property or know someone who is looking to buycall me today (305) 289-6522 INVITATION FOR BID for BATHTUB SURROUNDS Procurement Number MCHA12-B-021 The Monroe County Housing Authority will receive sealed bids to remove and replace bathtub surrounds and related accessories at Newport Village Housing Complex, 1 Harry Davis Circle, Key Largo, Florida until 12:00 PM NOON on June 20, 2012, at the Eastwind Apartment Office, 240 Sombrero Road, Marathon, Florida, 33050. Bid documents are available by contacting Larry Keys at 305/296-5621 or KEYSL@KWHA.ORG. There will be a pre-bid conference at the site at 10:00 am on May 24, 2012. BID GUARANTEE IS REQUIRED IF THE BID EXCEEDS $100,000.00. Funding for this project is from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funding FY2008, 10DB-K4-11-54-02-K24. By: J. Manuel Castillo, Sr., Executive Director Haircut..................................... $16. One-Guard Cut........................$10. Beard Trim.................................$5. Children( under 12).................$12.Village Barber Shop305.743.34845800 Overseas Hwy, Suite 16 Marathon, Fl 33050 Hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-12pm Hugh Paula KEY WESTFast Buck Freddies liquidatingEager bargain hunters hit Fast Buck Freddies on Friday to take advantage of a sale that marks the beginning of the end for the iconic Duval Street department store in Key West.Owner Tony Falcone said that after nearly four decades in business, changes in the Key West and global retail markets have forced the closure.He cited online shopping but also said: The biggest change happened when the cruise ships arrived in the mid-1990s, leading to a preponderance of low-price T-shirt and trinket shops on the main Old Town tourist thoroughfare.Its certainly a different town than it was in the 1970s.Everyone says change is good, an optimistic Falcone said with a smile, adding, It has been an incredible 37 years. Afew feet away, a store employee painted closing in block red letters on the storefront windows, known for creative displays filled with winks and nods to local culture and politics. Falcone said he would continue to operate Fast Bucks At Home, 726 Caroline St., which specializes in furniture and interior design pieces Falcone buys in bulk on trips to Java, Borneo and other Southeast Asian countries.He said while people go into the main store and snap pictures of merchandise in an effort to locate a cheaper alternative online, the furniture pieces are so unique and found in such isolated places that it would be difficult for a regular consumer to duplicate.At the main Fast Buck Freddies at 500 Duval St., merchandise was marked off 20 percent on Friday. Falcone said discounts would be upped until everything is sold off; he estimates a hard close sometime around Memorial Day. Falcone and business partner Bill Conkle opened the original Fast Buck Freddies, named after a Jefferson Starship song, in 1976 in premises now occupied by the La Trattoria restaurant, 524 Duval St.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKeynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYFast Buck Freddies owner Tony Falcone launched a closing sale Friday that will culminate in the retailer shutting its doors. New anchoring law goes to countyBoats deemed in danger of sinking would be banned from managed anchoring zones by a revamped ordinance returning to the Monroe County Commission on Wednesday. The ordinance, drafted under a pilot program authorized by the Florida Legislature, proposes to create new regulated anchoring zones in Key West Harbor, Lower Keys sites at Boca Chica Channel and Cow Key Channel, in Marathons Boot Key Harbor and in Key Largos Sunset Cove. Boats exhibiting conditions known to precede a derelict vessel condition would be barred from anchoring or mooring in the specified areas. At its April 18 meeting, the county commissioners ordered a prior draft ordinance strengthened. Lets put some beef in there to prevent new derelict boats, Mayor David Rice said.Now the updated ordinance seeks to ban boats not able to be used for navigation. Other trouble indicators are vessels listing, sinking, aground or in danger of breaking its mooring.Charmaine Smith Ladd, a Marathon resident who serves as executive director of the BoatersAnchoring Rights and Responsibilities group, questions aspects of the new ordinance. These people dont understand boats, Ladd said Thursday. The more they try to do, the more it makes them look silly. Ladd, who endorsed the earlier version of the ordinance, singled out the ban on listing boats. Thats crazy. Every boat lists a little, Ladd said. So how much can a boat list? The revised rule requires proof of a vessel sewage pumpout within 10 days of arrival. The prior draft ordinance had a 30-day grace period. Ladd said the 10-day period should not bother most responsible boaters. Its my understanding the county is going to focus a lot on [unoccupied] stored boats, which is a positive, Ladd said. Rich Jones, senior administrator of the countys Marine Resources office, said Thursday that since releasing the updated ordinance, I havent received any comments. Previously, both the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary rejected suggestions that the agenciesvoluntary boat-inspection programs be used to regulate to anchoring zones. However, [FWC officials] are fine with us having what we are calling pre-derelict conditionsin the ordinance, Jones said. Anything in the ordinance would be jointly enforced by FWC and the Sheriffs Office. Local code-enforcement officers also could look for pre-derelict boats within the managed areas, according to the ordinance. At the request of the staff at Naval Air Station Key West, the ordinance also sets out no-anchoring zones near the base shoreline, under runway crash zones and near explosives storage areas. Monroe County is one of five Florida coastal areas allowed to draft new anchoring rules on a test basis to cover stationary vessels outside existing mooring zones. The anchoring program seeks to reduce the number of poorly maintained or abandoned boats that sink and turn into navigational or environmental hazards. Cost of removing sunken derelict boats far exceeds the available funding to remove any significant number of vessels. The 2009 state law authorizing the program says the FWC must approve rules for each of the test zones. Local regulations within municipal jurisdiction of Key West and Marathon would require agreement with their respective city councils. The pilot program ends July 1, 2014, unless the Legislature extends it. The Monroe County Commission will consider the ordinance at around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center at mile marker 102.5 on Key Largo.ON THE WATERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comScales takes another shot at 3rd DCAKey West attorney Ed Scales once again is trying for a spot on the Third District Court of Appeal. Judge Juan Ramirez Jr. has resigned from the 10judge court, which hears appeals from Monroe and Miami-Dade counties, creating the vacancy, and Scales is one of 20 applicants.The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed the 20 on April 30 and May 1 and 2; Scales was interviewed on April 30. The Nominating Commission plans to meet this weekend to whittle the list down to at least three but not more than six, Chairwoman Lilly Ann Sanchez says, and send that list to Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday. Scott will then conduct his own interviews and choose Ramirezs replacement.Last time he applied, in 2011, Scales made the short list and interviewed with the governor but was passed over.Scales, a sole practitioner who opened his Front Street law firm in 2001, was one of is six finalists for appointment to the appeals court last year, when Judge David Gersten resigned. He interviewed with Scott but was passed over. Scales, a member of the Florida Keys Community College board of trustees, was born in Birmingham, Ala., and grew up in Lakeland. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida. His specialties are appellate, commercial, regulatory, administrative and land-use law.He served on the Key West City Commission from 2001 to 2005, and last year was appointed by state House Speaker Dean Cannon to the Florida Commission on Ethics. THE LAW Keynoter Staff TomWilliREALTOR305-872-5256tom@mykey s d r eamhome.com Lot 5 Avi n eda P r imice r ia Ma r atho n Tom JUSTSOLD this lot in Marathon! For all your Real Estate needs,you can contact Tom at the #1 office in the Lower Keys or visit his website at www.mykey s d r eamhome.com29967 Overseas Hwy. Bi g Pine Key, FL33043Bi g Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience.
Saturday,May 12,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com COME AND SEEWHAT'S NEWGREEN TAG SALEon Selected in Stock ItemsPLUS 20% Off Retail Prices On Everything Every Day3229 Flagler Ave Key West 294-6292 NOW OPEN!UNIQUE JEWELRY CLOTHING SUNGLASSES COSMETICSWATCHES PURSES WALLETSAffordable Fashion in the Florida Keys!Between Bealls and Office Depot, Marathon, FL LIKE US! Mothers Day Raffle!1st Prize $100 Gift Certificate Peary Court goes to commissionWith the pending sale of military-owned Peary Court to a private company, the Key West City Commission on Tuesday is set to consider two things that will help shape the future of the 157unit Old Town neighborhood.The U.S. Navys housing partner, Southeast Housing LLC, is in the process of selling the 24-acre gated community to private interest White St. Partners LLC. The Navy owns the land while Southeast Housing owns the buildings.On the citys end, Planning Department staff recommends a future land-use-map designation for Peary Court called historic medium density residential, which does not allow for commercial or transient uses of the homes.And to be consistent with the citys comprehensive plan, 30 percent of the housing would have to be set aside as affordable based on income restrictions. White St. Partners has presented plans to build about 20 new affordable units on the Palm Avenue property. To do so, it needs an equal number of building permit allocations, which the city does not have. Development in the Keys is overseen by the state and hinges on rate-of-growth ordinances, which create a permit allocation system that ties a fixed number of people and cars to certain types of units. Its intended to evacuate the Keys in 24 hours in the event of a hurricane. As for Southeast Housing, its Key West-based lawyer, David Paul Horan, contends the affordability requirement doesnt apply to Peary Court. He says the rule is intended for new construction, not units that have been there since 1993. The affordability, having to do with 30 percent of new housing having to be affordable, that has to do with new housing, Horan said. In other words, when you get a ROGO allocation from the city or from the county, then you can build your new housing but you cant even get a building permit unless you have your ROGO allocations. If you bought existing ROGOs, you can use those and theres no affordability component in those. Mayor Craig Cates said he favors requiring 30 percent affordable housing at Peary Court. The whole thing was intended to be affordable housing. Navy spokeswoman Trice Denny said Peary Court was meant as an affordable alternative for service members as compared to the rest of Key West and not meant to bolster the citys pool of affordable housing. The commission meeting is at 6 p.m. at Old City Hall.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTCity tries boosting recycle rateAfirm contracted to help Key West boost recycling rates and increase trash-hauling efficiency on Thursday recommended the city switch to three curbside pickups, with one pickup each for trash, recyclables and yard waste. Presenting its draft master plan for solid waste to the City Commission, staff from Tampa-based Kessler Consulting also recommended the city hire a full-time recycling manager and identify a long-term site to compost food waste and other bio-solids. The City Commission hired Kessler in September 2010 for $379,000; since then, the firm has conducted multiple waste composition surveys based on analysis of trash, and concluded there have been no measurable improvements thus far to the citys recycling rate, which lingers between 7 percent and 10 percent. But theres plenty of opportunity for improvement: Kesslers research indicates 71 percent of the citys waste stream comprises recyclables and compostables including yard waste that could be diverted from landfills or waste-toenergy processing. The citys current pickup schedule is two days, one for trash and recyclables, the other for yard waste.The so-called 1-1-1 pickup, with yard waste, recyclables and household trash being picked up separately, coupled with the distribution of wheeled recycling carts as opposed to bins, would help boost residential participation, Mitch Kessler said.Thats the first part of a multi-year initiative that consultants recommend end in some level of official enforcement from the city against people not recycling. Kessler emphasized yardwaste diversion as a big step toward reducing trash hauling; he also said the volume is such 14 percent of all waste generated that it may be difficult to provide bins big enough to hold it all.You generate enough yard waste here that it would probably be difficult to containerize it all, he said. Theres all kinds of options and ways to do that and wed work with staff and your service provider to find the best way to do it for residents.The city contracts with trash giant Waste Management, paying around $2.4 million for residential hauling; that agreement can be voided with 180 days.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com KEY WEST Deep-water grouper, snapper ban endsA16-month ban on fishing for several types of deepwater fish off the Florida Keys disappeared Thursday. The prohibition against taking seven grouper and snapper species from waters deeper than 240 feet ended when the National Marine Fisheries Service published a revised rule in the May 10 Federal Register. Two overfished species the deepwater ban sought to protect Warsaw grouper and speckled hind remain illegal to harvest and possess. However, recreational and commercial anglers now can resume fishing in deep water for snowy grouper, blueline tilefish, yellowedge grouper, misty grouper, queen snapper and silk snapper. All bottom fishing for deep-water grouper and snapper species in South Atlantic waters deeper than 240 feet, from North Carolina to Key West, was prohibited on Jan. 31, 2011. Fishery managers covered all the species to avoid an accidental bycatch of Warsaw grouper and speckled hind, which typically do not survive being reeled up from such great depths, Fisheries Service staff said. After hearing from commercial and recreational fishermen, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted to repeal the overall closure last August. The rule change Thursday made it official. There is evidence from both public comments and new analysis of data that the prohibition is not effective at its stated purpose and comes at a higher economic cost to fishermen than originally anticipated, an agency statement says. Speckled hind and Warsaw grouper are two species of fish that most anglers will never encounter in a lifetime of fishing, Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association, said earlier this year. The Recreational Fishing Alliance, an advocacy group for anglers and spearfishers, sued in January 2011 in a failed bid to block the rule from orginally taking effect. ON THE WATER By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,May 12,2012 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: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALFact:Windstorm rates unfairThe numbers dont lie; state must rework insurance risk modelMovement on wind policies? That was a Page 1 headline in Wednesdays Keynoter After such a long time trying to argue the case that were different from the rest of the state when it comes to windstorm insurance risks and rates, Keys officials believe they were heard. As part of Gov. Rick Scotts Tuesday visit to Marathon, accompanied by the full Cabinet and top state insurance regulators, there was time for some serious discussions and not just photo opportunities. Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, a founding member of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, said she came away encouraged after she and FIRM board members met with Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Chief Executive Officer Tom Grady and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.Describing them as open-minded, she held out hope the message may finally be getting through: The risk models used by Citizens grossly overstate potential losses from wind events in the Keys and as a result, the Keys have been overpaying on windstorm rates for years.FIRM ran through a quick presentation that laid out some pretty eye-opening facts.As you can see, Monroe County generated the highest premiums during the study period (2003-11). This included major back-to-back hurricane seasons in 2004 and 2005.Compare premiums paid by Keys property owners with residents of other coastal counties. The disparity is pretty stark: Monroe paid $598.7 million in premiums against $94.4 million in claims. That means Monroe County generated a gross profit (premium less claims) for Citizens of $504 million.By contrast, Citizens lost money in Volusia County during that same eight-year period, paying out $192.8 million in windstorm claims against $192.7 million in premiums.Theres something very wrong with Citizensrisk models and pricing that penalizes the Keys with the highest rates in the state when actual losses are so much smaller than elsewhere. Grady told FIRM he recognizes the Keys as different and confirmed there arent a lot of choices for wind insurance. But that could change, especially if Citizens will fund a $350,000 risk model that can properly set rates for wind coverage in Monroe County. How about it, Citizens Property Insurance honchos? Citizens windstorm premiums paid vs.lossesJanuary 2003 March 2011 P r emiums P aid L osses P aid +/Monroe $598,749,906$94,415,030$504,334,876 Collier $323,307,217$200,513,458$122,793,759 Lee $518,879,583$425,011,128$93,868,455 Volusia $192,760,969$192,888,512($127,543)In-force premiums,excluding surcharges January 2003 March 2011Source:Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESThis is the houseboat 'Delta,' loaded with Florida East Coast Railway workers in 1906 as they worked on the railroad's Key West Extension.'Delta' was docked at the railroad's Camp No.2 in Key Largo.This year marks the 100th anniversary of the train's arrival in Key West.CELEBRATING OUR PAST LETTERS TO THE EDITORHelp our seniorsMay is a time to honor elders in our communities as we recognize Older Americans Month. Floridas Long-Term Ombudsman Program is committed to serving Floridas seniors. I am honored to share some accomplishments that took place under my leadership. On May 2, 2011, I began as the states long-term-care ombudsman. In the span of one year, this program underwent a major paradigm shift from a regulatory focus toward a collaborative resident-centered advocacy focus. Last May, we had 242 volunteers. Currently, we have more than 300. Following the creation of a recruitment manager position and the development of partnerships with several Florida universities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate as ombudsmen as part of their internships, I expect our volunteer numbers to continue to increase. As a way to adapt to a volunteers available time and schedule, we developed the first comprehensive online ombudsman certification training in the nation. I presented an overview of the training at the April 2012 National Association of State Ombudsman Programs Conference. There was such widespread interest that I agreed to work with the National Ombudsman Resource Center to share the training nationwide. I want to extend my appreciation to the staff and volunteers of this program who made these accomplishments possible. First and foremost, their focus is the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents living in Florida long-term-care settings. May we continue to honor and serve older Americans every day. If you would like to join us to better the lives of long-term-care residents, call (888) 831-0404 or visit http://ombuds man.myflorida.com to find out how you can volunteer. Spanishand Englishspeaking volunteers are needed. Jim Crochet Long-term-care Ombudsman TallahasseeTravel is freedomShame on U.S. Rep. Ileana RosLehtinen for calling the freedom to travel a peripheral issue when it comes to Cuba. She owes an apology to all of the Cubans who lost loved ones in the Florida Straits. The freedom to travel is the most important and basic of freedoms. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen has forgotten this, or maybe never understood this from the beginning. David Patten MarathonDeputy goes above,beyondOn May 4 while on my way to Marathon from Long Key, I had the unfortunate luck of a flat tire on Grassy Key. I managed to find a right-turn lane and was able to pull of the road and was very, very relieved to see the lights of a Monroe County deputy sheriff who pulled in behind me. I was so grateful when he immediately began to get a jack and changed my tire. This is just another example of our good fortune to have such terrific men and women serving our communities, and I do not think we take enough time to express our gratitude. I would like to add a special thank you to Deputy Lee Malone and make everyone in this county aware of the many extra services these fine men and women provide to our residents, along with putting their lives on the line day in and day out for all of us. Dorothy Cookson Long KeyFire/rescue comes throughI would like to express a sincere thank you to all parties involved in responding to a fire at our home on April 7 at Coral Key Village. My husband was home alone when the fire broke out and thanks to a neighbor who made the 911 call, fire/rescue staff from several departments were on close stand by. We sustained minimal damage considering high winds thanks to their quick response. Thank you also to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office for securing our personal property until we arrived home. Charles is recovering well from burns sustained during the incident thanks to those involved in his emergency medical treatment. Dorothy Howell MarathonHelp the Keys catsIf you have stopped by Forgotten FelinesPurr-Fect Thrift Store across from the Marathon Community Park lately, you most likely have recognized our life-size wooden kitty promoting the cats and kittens available for adoption through Forgotten Felines, a nonprofit cat rescue organization. Forgotten Felines would like to thank Lee Arrowsmith and Fran Newman for creating this wooden kitty. Lee Arrowsmith has done many handy projects for Forgotten Felines in the past and Fran Newman knows exactly how to add some color and creativity in ways to help Forgotten Felines to get the word out about this wonderful organization. All they do to help the felines of the Florida Keys in need. Kitten season has begun and Forgotten Felines took in several kittens between the ages of three to seven weeks, which will be available for adoption after June 1. No matter what personality, age or coloring you are looking for, Forgotten Felines has the purr-fect feline companion for you. Forgotten Felines is in desperate need of cat and kitten food. You can drop off a donation at the Forgotten Felines donation bin inside the Marathon Publix or at our thrift store. Another opportunity to help with the cat-food needs is to become a sponsor for one of the feeding colonies. There are also several volunteer opportunities available to fit everyones schedule. The volunteers are what keep Forgotten Felines going with their mission to provide food and care for as many felines in need as possible. If you are interested in finding out more about our volunteer opportunities and/or ForgottenFelines,send an e-mail to keysforgottenfe firstname.lastname@example.org or call 743-2520. Jessica Mintz MarathonCounty considers moveMonroe County Commissioner George Neugent wants to explore the possibility of moving appropriate county operations out of Key West and into the Lower Keys.Neugent has put an item on Wednesdays commission meeting agenda to discuss just that with fellow board members. Its been an ongoing discussion for several years, he said. At one time, we started to relocate some personnel into the Cudjoe area and I just wanted to bring it up for discussion to maybe look at relocating Public Works or certain personnel that dont need to be in Key West.Back in 2007, then-County Administrator Tom Willi sought to lease office space at the Pirate Wellness Center on Cudjoe Key, moving personnel from the Marathon Government Center.Tom, without direction from the commission, entered into some kind of an agreement with the owner to make improvements there and committed the county to paying for them. When it didnt happen, we had to settle with the owner to cover those costs, he said.Pirate Wellness owner Walt Drabinsky told the Keynoter he settled with the county for $150,000, roughly the cost of the build-out hed done to accommodate county offices.We had it all framed out and I get this letter saying due to the financial condition of the county, weve decided to rescind the lease, he said.Drabinsky said roughly two-thirds of that original second-story space is still available if the county is interested.We still have a good bit available. I used all of the downstairs space, but a number of the rooms they had designed are there, he said.The county Public Works Department is headquartered out of Key West International Airport. Administrator Roman Gastesi said car-rental companies are interested in that space and that it could earn the county more than $1 million per year in rent.The car rentals want that property, which makes sense. You have an expanding airport and an expanding enterprise around the airport and were not making any money off of it, he said. Gastesi also points to the fact that numerous county employees live in the Lower Keys and Big Pine Key area.Abig percentage of our employees drive into Key West and then drive out. It just makes more sense, he said.The commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCOUNTY COMMISSIONSingh gets OK for 16 roomsThere was an echo in the Marathon Government Center meeting room during developer Pritam Singhs request to add 16 one-bed hotel rooms to his 87-unit Tranquility Bay Resort near mile marker 48 bayside. On April 24, the Marathon City Council granted Singh conditionaluse permits to refurbish existing buildings to house the rooms, but it was reiterated on numerous occasions the decision does not entitle him to any of the 100 hotel room allocations awarded to Marathon in January by the state Cabinet. Its been repeated to me like a mantra, Were not promising you, Singh said. Asked by Councilwoman Ginger Snead whether he intends to move forward without receiving 11 of those 100 units, Singh said: I dont know. The Cabinet awarded the 100 units in recognition of Marathons nearly completed citywide sewer system. The city could also borrow forward another 100 units. The city has held two public workshops to gather resident input on how the units should be doled out. There is a moratorium in place on new hotel units in Marathon, meaning the only way to secure them, outside of this allotment, is purchasing existing rights from private owners. Singh pointed out that the city will have a queue and said he hopes it takes into account him being shovel ready, finalizing construction contracts, having money in the bank and a track record for completing projects. Im anticipating that in a fair marketplace at which you look and evaluate the criteria that we would be able to compete well. Im hopefully going to be able to get them. If you say no, thats 100 percent your right, he said. Singh said he knows he has the option to buy unit rights from private owners, but that it may not be cost effective. Its difficult considering how expensive these types of units are to build, Singh said. Im spending tens of thousands of dollars to get prepared, but if it doesnt work out, I understand. Singh plans to add second floors to three of the four Tranquility Bay buildings, while the remaining two-story commercial building would be remodeled to accommodate hotel rooms. He told the council he also plans to construct a courtyard area with a swimming pool, fountains, lots of sculptures [and] a wall with water coming down it.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON
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Children( under 12).................$12.Village Barber Shop305.743.34845800 Overseas Hwy, Suite 16 Marathon, Fl 33050 Hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-12pm Hugh Paula Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forMay 2012Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Pete Worthington, MayorRogerHernstadt Dick Ramsay, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Richard Keating CouncilmemberStearns WeaverMiller Mike Cinque, CouncilmemberWeisslerAlhadeff GingerSnead, Councilmember& Sitterson, PA CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Community Image Advisory Board Meeting05/14/124:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Planning Commission Meeting05/21/125:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting05/22/125:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. City Council Executive Session05/22/124:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. Code Board Hearing05/23/126:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy.To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or sh e may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring specia l accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 5/9/12 hpPublished Keynoter 5/12/12 Saturday,May 12,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com BusinessConstant learning always helpsQuestion: My husband and I were employed by large corporations before moving to the Keys and starting our business seven years ago. We didnt have time to worry about taking classes or otherwise educating ourselves about how to run a business while our business was starting up. Now that we have a little time, wed like to take some courses. Do you have any recommendations? Answer: The more education in the form of seminars, online courses, college or junior college curriculum, the better. One of my clients, myself and a friend who had an MBA from Harvard were sitting in a bar one day. The friend was talking about how expensive his Harvard MBAwas. My client, who had started his business 30 years ago and who had become very successful, remarked that he wished he had received a lot more formal education over the years. The cost of the mistakes I made which could have been avoided, my friend remarked, would make your Harvard MBAseem cheap by comparison. It would be easy to come up with a long list of educational opportunities for business owners in the Keys. What most owners are looking for, however, is cost effectiveness. How do I get the most education for the least amount of investment in time and money? The question becomes more difficult when you realize that in order to successfully run a small business, the owner needs to become an expert in all fields, as those bodies of knowledge relate to their own company. Even when an owner can hire out the expertise, good practice dictates the owner eventually learn and understand the portions of expert knowledge that relate to the owners business. That said, probably the best courses in terms of content and relevancy will come from industry, trade and business associations. My clients have also found that some of the courses offered by the large seminar houses (like Fred Pryor, for example) are very helpful and cost effective. How effective is learning by reading books? Look at your own experience to answer this. How many book ideas have you ever implemented in your own business? Answers to this question will vary, but generally speaking, just reading a book rates rather low in terms of relevant, useful educational experiences. Theres a great educational opportunity coming up in January. In Key West on May 18, the Florida Institute of CPAs in connection with other Keys businesses is sponsoring a seminar and panel discussion covering a comprehensive approach to business, estate and asset protection planning. The session will feature a panel discussion by a handful of distinguished attorneys, CPAs and business advisors. Business owners are invited to attend at a discounted cost of $100. Call me at 9429678 for reservations. Larry Kendzior CPA/ABVis a business consultant with more than 30 years of experience helping owners address complex business issues. If you need help or have questions youd like to see covered in a future column, contact him at 9429678 or through his website at www.bvappraisal.com .Online courses, seminars bring lots of valueKEYS TO SMALL BUSINESS MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate SalesSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 138 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period April 29, 2012 May 5, 2012.Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling office, AddressListedSoldlistedListing agentSelling agent Big Pine Lot 29 Enterprise Ave.$59,900$69,90061Dolberry Rlty and Mgmt./Deirdre PraughtColdwell Banker Schmitt /Karen HaackCudjoe Key 20819 6th Ave.$995,000$600,00097Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Sean FarrerColdwell Banker Schmitt /Sean FarrerDuck Key 7071 Hawks Cay Blvd.$599,000$545,000330Hawks Cay Sales/Hawks Cay, M. CrowleyHawks Cay Resort Sales/Margaret Crowley 7066 Harbor Village Dr.$575,000$570,000262Hawks Cay Sales/Hawks Cay, Kari MainoHawks Cay Resort Sales/Kari MainoGrassy Key 58950 Overseas Hwy.$89,000$80,000532Coldwell Banker/Barbara, Rusty StevensAmerican Caribbean R.E./Karen CooperKey Colony Beach 561/571 8th St.$575,000$568,700970Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda, Bob BrockIsland Breeze Realty/Christine Todd Young 0 Coury Dr.$897,000$750,000518Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick LivelyAmerican Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas 1133 Ocean Dr.$799,000$715,000311Marathon Vacation.com/J. Cook, D. OdomAmerican Caribbean R.E./'Christine' JungKey Haven 2 Aster Trace$500,000$500,000238Preferred Properties/Elizabeth EliotPr udential Knight& Gardner/Brenda DonnellyKey Largo 96000 Overseas Hwy.$399,000$350,000748Buttonwood Realty/Antonio HernandezButtonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez 34 Gasparilla Dr.$459,000$455,000727Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Gloria WaltersRealty World Freewheeler/Nancy Allen 102970 Overseas Hwy.$480,000$480,000559Bayview Properties/Tom McDermottBayview Properties/Tom McDermott 41 Avenue B.$115,000$108,000319Ocean Sotheby's Intern. Rlty./Patti StanleyOcean Sotheby's Intern. Rlty./Patti Stanley 325 Lance Ln.$339,000$310,000240Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Linda PerloffCentury 21 Schwartz/Wiebke Westedt 208 N. Ocean Dr.$679,000$615,000169Century 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti, Misty PaceOutside Of MLS 213 Atlantic Blvd.$498,500$495,000138Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling 802 Silver Cir.$188,000$170,000107Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Carol ChabinakCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Susan Miller 138 1st Rd.$185,000$165,000104Marr Properties/Susan RecareyMarr Properties/Susan Recarey 337 Mahogany Dr.$219,000$190,00086Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann WarrenAmerican Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw 38 Judy Pl.$214,900$206,00074RE/MAX Keys/Chris Stanford, Tammy PattenRE/MAX Keys Properties/Jim Signor 103 Tweedy Pie Trace$399,000$360,00078Century 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 973 Valencia Rd.$249,000$235,00048Realty World Freewheeler/Kimberly GrayCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela 557 Gordon Cir.$250,000$250,00026Century 21 Towne & Country/Rosa CappielloCentury 21 To wne & Country /Rosa CappielloKey West 605 United St.$2,000$64,000714Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Curtis SkompAt Home in Key West/Sybille Halford 3312 Northside Dr.$210,000$182,000427RE/MAX Southernmost/James HoganBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 422 Amelia St.$410,000$400,000697Island Group Realty/Margarita VillochPrudential Knight & Gardner/Louis Condos 1217 Newton St.$895,000$860,000398Marquis Properties Realty/Rudy MolinetMarquis Properties Realty/Rudy Molinet 22 Golf Club Dr.$325,000$298,000333Compass Realty/Michele GrahlColdwell Banker Schmitt/agent unknown 3312 Northside Dr.$179,000$155,000324Compass Realty/Megan BehmkeKey West R.E. Sales/Kathleen Hancock 3029 Roosevelt Blvd.$165,000$165,000254Realty Executives Fla Keys/Darlene ThomasColdwell Banker Schmitt/Sean Farrer 1104 Angela St.$619,000$575,000183Truman & Co./Roger EmmonsDoug Mayberry R.E./Douglas Mayberry 1123 Von Phister St.$595,000$540,000161Preferred Properties/Daniel SkahenTruman & Co./Melissa Krabill 616 Caroline St.$390,000$370,000155Truman & Co./Terri SpottswoodTruman & Co./Terri Spottswood 804 South St.$339,000$330,000134Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Tina MastersPreferred Properties/Gary Thomas 634 Louisa St.$335,000$325,000122Schwartz Property Sales/Andrea WeitzColdwell Banker Schmitt/Tina Masters 3312 Northside Dr.$169,000$152,500105Pr udential Knight & Gardner/C ondos/RostienBascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 1901 Roosevelt Blvd.$360,000$345,00066Beach Club Brokers/Dawn ThornburghDoug Mayberry Real Estate/Kent Ducote 3312 Northside Dr.$145,000$132,50052 Realty Executives Fla Keys/Karen TaporowskiS eaport Realtors/Jeannine Scigliano 2601 Roosevelt Blvd.$339,000$340,00052At Home in Key West/Robert FontaineGale L. Shepard/Gale Shephard 20 Kingfisher Ln.$429,000$393,00049Compass Realty Branch/Robin MitchellCompass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell 1133 Von Phister St.$265,000$240,0002Prudential Knight & Gardner/Walter LeePrudential Knight & Gardner/Louis Condos 1010 Packer St.$620,000$620,0000Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Br enda DonnellyPr udential Knight & Gardner/Br enda DonnellyLittle Torch Key 28152 Helen Ave.$81,000$71,000309Rose Dell & Assoc./Maryanne MoodyRose Dell & Associates/Maryanne Moody 27950 Porgie Path$79,000$79,900206Sellstate Island Properties/Maya ThomasA Key Real Estate/R. Wnukowski, B. Martin 489 Blackbeard Rd.$495,000$450,00091Century 21/Rhonda Williams, Linda WardColdwell Banker Schmitt/Nira ToccoLower Matecumbe Key 75501 Overseas Hwy.$1,100,000$995,00051Ocean Sotheby's Intern./Kim Bagnall ThalerAmerican Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw Marathon 1215 B Sombrero Blvd.$593,000$550,000601Island Breeze Realty/David GregoIsland Breeze Realty/David Grego 279 89th St.$299,900$285,000213Marathon Vacation.com/J. Cook, D. OdomMarathon Vacation.com/Debbie Odom 10722-1072 3rd Ave.$109,900$112,00092Default Realty Services/Bennett & KashetaAmerican Caribbean R.E./Kristen Brenner 11040 1st Ave.$410,000$385,00059American Caribbean R.E./Paul DakeAmerican Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas 6099 Overseas Hwy.$105,900$98,00062C oldwell Banker Schmitt/Elaine ZimmermanKeyI sle Realty/Karen Chesley LOT 5 Avineda Primiceria$59,000$58,00057Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave WileyColdwell Banker Schmitt/Thomas Willi 950 80th St.$120,000$105,00041American Caribbean R.E./Ginger HendersonCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/Sandra Tuttle 5301 Ocean$153,500$153,5000Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda, Bob BrockColdwell Banker Schmitt/Rick ServaisMonroe County 1321 8th St.$479,400$390,00051Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Sally StriblingOutside Of MLSPlantation Key 144 Plantation Shore Dr.$625,000$625,0001236R ealty World Freewheeler/A shmore, LindmarCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./E ric Johnson 105 Galleon Rd.$799,000$700,000395Coldwell Banker Schmit/Porter, KellerColdwell Banker SchmittMarsha Martin 87851 Old Hwy.$819,000$750,000225Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Eric JohnsonAmerican Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw 204 Ocean Dr.$1,295,000$1,000,000367Coldwell Banker/Margo, Brett NewmanOc ean Sotheby's Intern./Kim Bagnell Thaler Lot 21 Royal Ln.$30,568$33,000212Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Alina DavisColdwell Banker SchmittAlina Davis 125 Ocean Dr.$360,000$340,000180RE/MAX Advance Realty/Anthony AskowitzRE/MAX Advance Rlty./Anthony Askowitz 134 Sioux St.$190,000$190,000149Realty World Freewheeler/Sheila LangeMoorings Realty/Rhonda Brewer 117 Bayview Isle Dr.$860,000$840,00045Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Keller, PorterRealty World Freewheeler/Steve Conley 151 Azalea St.$510,000$510,00040Xcellence Realty/Humberto JimenezMarr Properties/Stephanie ClarkRamrod Key 27059 Old State Road 4A$185,000$168,000248Island Group Realty/Margarita VillochColdwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoShark Key 1 Tiburon Cir.$1,225,000$1,145,000213Truman & Co./Lynn KaufeltPr udential Knight & Gardner/Benton L angleySugarloaf Key 17176 Bonita Ln.$595,000$550,00074Century 21 Schwartz Realty/Daniel UrbanCentury 21 All Keys/Diane PagliaUpper Matecumbe Key 83201 Old Hwy.$479,500$420,000228American Caribbean R.E./Joel YoungMoorings Realty/James Mooney Jr. 183 Carroll St.$1,299,000$1,060,000441American Caribbean/Tindall, LeopoldOutside Of MLS KENDZIOR Keys man launches nocalorie sweetenerWeight-loss guru Doug Varrieur, a Big Pine Key snowbird from western North Carolina, unveils his new zero-calorie sweetener, Zero, at Keys Walgreens stores later this month. Varrieur wrote Fat to Skinny, which shows how to lose weight and contains numerous low-calorie recipes. He says one ounce of Zero contains the same sweetness as six pounds of sugar. The launches, where Varrieur will be available to sign copies of his book, are: May 17 at the Big Pine Walgreens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at the Walgreens across from the Marathon Publix from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at the Walgreens next to Office Depot in Marathon from 2 to 6 p.m. May 19 at the Walgreens on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20 at the Walgreens on Duval Street in Key West from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Zero launches at five Keys Walgreens SMALL BUSINESS
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,MAY 12,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B Green living You can generate less trash while helping not only the environment but Keys nonprofit groups.Column, 2B Tamiami Trail Learn the history of the Tamiami Trail,which snakes through the Everglades from Miami to Tampa.Story, 3B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Conchs to run triple optionBeneath a sign that reads INSPIRE, Johnny Hughes, the new Key West High School football coach, was checking out new uniform styles on the computer in his office before practice Thursday afternoon. Last years got pretty beat up, he said as adolescent shouts and a metallic clatter filtered in from the adjoining weight room. The 44-year-old Hughes brawny, bearded and bespectacled, with a friendly demeanor was named in March to succeed his uncle, Jerry Hughes, who was 22-15 in four seasons. He was about to wrap up his second week of spring practice. So far, so good, he said. Im enjoying every minute. About 40 Conchs have been working out. Seventy expressed interest and then we put the pads on, Hughes said with a grin. Key West fans, used to seeing a pro-type offense, will see a triple-option setup, the kind Navy runs. Weve put five main running plays in, and [the players] seem to like it, Hughes said. The offense will be engineered by quarterback Donald Roberts, who had a strong junior season in 2011 playing out of the shotgun. He has been outstanding, hes a leader, Hughes said. The three running backs will be Norman Lopez, Deonte Stemage and Elliot Valdez, all of whom will be juniors in the fall. Roberts said hes adjusting to the new offense: Anyone can have the ball at any time, he said. You just have to read the right keys. Two of the teams most impressive players last season defensive end Roberto Val and tight end Anthony Rice havent been on the practice field. Val is recovering from shoulder surgery and Rice told Hughes hed rather concentrate on basketball. Both have been spoken of as Division 1 prospects, but both are shaky academically. I told Anthony hes a football player who plays basketball, Hughes said. The Conchs, who had few assistants last season, now have seven Dave Van Loon (defensive coordinator), Robert James (quarterbacks), J.P. Garcia (running backs), James Howard (receivers), Javier Augustin (offensive line), Dave Burgos (defensive line) and Shannon Butler (defensive line). Asked to describe his coaching style, Hughes said, Im not really a screamer. Ill get on them if they need it. I try to keep everyone in a positive frame of mind. Roberts said the transition to a new coaching staff has been smooth. Hes helped me already, he said of Hughes. He knows the program is bigger than anything else and he tells us that every day. The Conchs will play the annual spring game at 7:30 p.m. May 25 against Dade Christian at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.Around 70 players turn out for teamBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST FOOTBALL Photo by BERT BUDDENew Key West football coach Johnny Hughes talks with quarterback Donald Roberts at practice Thursday.Morekhodova gets scholarshipIt was late last summer when Ukraine-born Olha Morekhodova moved from Argentina to Key West. This week, she was honored as the first Key West High School volleyball player to win a full college scholarship to play that sport. Before a ceremony Thursday afternoon in coach Jessy Hulme Archers colorful classroom that would mark Morekhodovas signing with Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Hulme Archer recalled the first time the two met. It was during tryouts in August and the first time she hit the ball in the hitting line, all the girlsfaces lit up and they looked at me for my reaction, she said. My face lit up, too, and we knew we had something special. The slender 5-foot-10 Morekhodova (her first name is pronounced Olga) played brilliantly for the Conchs during the fall season, excelling as a scorer, setter and defender. But she was just as impressive off the court, greatly improving her English through a special academic program, and winning over the other players with her personality. She became friends with her teammates and that helped her to truly submerge in American culture, Hulme Archer said. Shes a typical American teen-ager whos going to college. Morekhodova 18 and wearing a fancy white blouse, a black skirt and silver hoop earrings happily posed for photos with her teammates and family members. Ill miss her a lot, said fellow senior Britney Price. I cant wait to hear the good things shell be doing next year. Last years Conch team was only 7-18, but all seven of its seniors are college bound. The others are Price (Take Stock in Children scholarship to Miami-Dade College), Madison Dorman (academic scholarship to the University of Florida), Shaniya Watson (basketball scholarship to Indian River State), Leci Archer (UF), Courtnie Coleman (Valdosta State College) and Lindsay Cowpland, who is expected to sign with the University of North Florida on a track scholarship. But on Thursday, it was Morekhodovas shining moment, and after she was introduced by Hulme Archer and someone yelled, Speech, she stood and said, Im excited and thank you for coming. Everyone in the room beamed and then cake was served.Star player heading to Indian RiverBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST VOLLEYBALL Photo by BERT BUDDEKey West High volleyball star Olha Morekhodova (right) has signed with Indian River State College.Here,she celebrates with her coach,Jessy Hulme Archer on Thursday.Minimal Regatta lives up to nameSupplies are limited but the creativity is endless at the Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West on May 27 for the 21st annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta. Each six-member team must build a boat seaworthy enough to stay afloat for the entire race course in the Key West Bight. The catch the boats are made of plywood, fasteners, duct tape and 2x4s, specifically: One sheet of plywood four feet by 8 feet by a quarter inch. Two eight-foot 2x4. One pound of fasten ers. One roll of duct tape two inches by 60 yards. No caulking or adhesives is allowed, but epoxy paint is. Painting of boats is optional There are two categories: Kayak/canoe and open design. Construction kits can be bought at cosponsor Manley de Boer Lumber, 1109 Eaton St. Firstand second-place winners are awarded for fastest and most creative. Other prizes are for best paint job, best costumed entries, sportsmanship and sinker. Pick up entry forms at the Schooner Wharf, 201 William St., or download one from www.SchoonerWharf. com .Few supplies allowed when building boatsBOATING SPRING START Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores High School football players get to work on drills during the second day of spring practice.Hurricane head coach Ed Holly counted 50 athletes who turned out, with more expected in coming days.Spring practice closes May 24 with a scrimmage against Marathon High School and Keys Gate Charter.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,May 12,2012 LivingTrash matters, so try to minimize itGREEN LIVING David Leach,a driver for the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter,takes some surplus chairs,a book case and table from The Nature Conservancy,demonstrating how to reuse unneeded items. Subscriptions 743-5551 GETTING MARRIED Photo by SAM KENNEDYReza Keshavarzi and Rose Huber of Marathon will marry May 26 in Fort Lauderdale.They moved to the Keys in November so the groom could join Fishermans Hospital as a general surgeon.Huber practices psychology in Fort Lauderdale.The bride is the daughter of Walter Franklin Huber and Sholeh Hashemi Huber of Houston.The groom is the son of Khosrow and Shanaz Keshavarzi of Jupiter. Good news: The recycling rate for Monroe County increased to 21 percent in 2010, an 11 percent increase from 2009. The commercial sector is contributing to this increase and having seen the volume of glass, cans and plastic generated from one Saturday night during Fantasy Fest, the positive environmental impact would be immense if more bars and restaurants started recycling regularly. Despite the improvement in recycling, the amount of trash also increased in 2010 and Monroe County generated the third highest volume per person in the state, according to Colleen Murphy, Monroe County recycling coordinator. Our trash is driven 200 miles out of the Keys to an incinerator in Broward County, burning fuel to truck increased volumes of trash to be burned. More resources are used to produce more stuff and more resources are used to get rid of it. My husband and I recently replaced our old trash bins. One is now a composter, the other will become a planter. Our new bins are larger. Im not sure why my husband chose such large bins. Unless we are pruning trees and bushes, we dont even fill one halfway before trash pickup day. I realized that changes we had made over the years have reduced the trash we generate: We are eating more produce and less processed food. Our eggshells, coffee grounds, fruit and vegetable scraps go into my composter. I cook most meals from scratch and we eat leftovers for lunch during the week. Packaging and containers are recycled cans, plastic containers, glass jars, bottles and cardboard. We recycle all junk mail, envelopes, newspapers, magazines and boxes. We use reusable shopping bags most of the time so we have very few plastic bags to dispose of. Plastic newspaper bags and any shopping bags are reused for doggy poop that does go in the trash. We take gently used, unwanted item--s to the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. Our large purchases have become more thoughtful. We try to buy items that last longer or fix them to last a little longer. We used to live in Fort Lauderdale and I was easily caught up in the shopping culture and the allure of new things. Since moving to the Keys, I have found that I desire less stuff and it saves us money. I work for The Nature Conservancy and we recently moved from Sugarloaf Key to Big Pine Key. We had been in the Sugarloaf office 11 years, accumulating items over time. The move provided an excellent opportunity to clean house and take only what we needed. Using www.Keysreus e.com a website that connects Keys non-profits that are looking for donated items, I was able to find good homes for a lot of our surplus furniture, office equipment and supplies. The Domestic Abuse Shelter, Key West Wildlife Center, Gerald Adams Gifted Students Program, Sea Camp and Florida Keys Outreach Coalition were among our beneficiaries. Not only were we able to divert items away from the incinerator or landfill (where the bulky items go), but these organizations were able to benefit and get real use from our unneeded items, and I got to meet some great people in the process. Repurposing, reusing and reducing are excellent ways to reduce trash and maybe the Keys can drop from third highest trash producer in the state. Shirley Gun is a member of the Keyswide nonprofit Green Living & Energy Education. She writes about green living and the four Rs reducing, reusing, recycling and rot (composting). She can be reached at email@example.com GUNTry to generate less, repurpose unwanted goods
Saturday,May 12,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com *Everyone who gets a new auto, boat or personal loan from Keys Federal Credit Union from May 1st to July 31st 2012 will be au tomatically entered for a chance to win a $2,000.00 gasoline gift card. Subject to credit approval. Restrictions may apply. Federally insured by the NCUA CALL 305-293-6000 VISIT one of our convenient branchesin Key West at Key Plaza or Southard St. and in Marathon Shores.CLICK www.KeysFCU.org LIVING BRIEFSMarathon students staging musicalMarathon High School students take the stage for the musical Once on This Island Jr. tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. The show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the gods that rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death. Visit animals for Mothers DayThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office Animal Farm is open for Mothers Day on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring mom to see the blind horse, donkey, cow, geese, ducks, chickens, goats, exotic birds, snakes, sloths, kinkajou, lemur and so many more, Theres no entry fee. The farm is of College Road on Stock Island at the Sheriffs Office headquarters complex.Bingo games help hospitality fundIn celebration of Earth Day and Mothers Day, organizers of the Sister Season Fund have put together Mother Earth Day bingo, set for Monday at the Green Parrot Bar on Whitehead Street in Key West. Calling begins at 7 p.m. One dollar buys one card for one game; 12 to 14 games are offered. The Sister Season Fund helps people in the hospitality business when theyre going through financially tough times.Nonprofits benefit at Monday pageantThe 29th annual Queen Mother Pageant returns to Key West on Monday. The fundraiser for Hospice of the Florida Keys/Visiting Nurse Association and the One Human Family Foundation is set for La Te Da, 1125 Duval St. Doors open at 7 p.m., while fashion show starts at 8. Table prices are $200, $300, and $500 they seat eight and must be reserved early as they sell out fast. To reserve a table, call 2969741. Otherwise, you can purchase general tickets at the door for $25. Contestants will compete in such comical and everentertaining categories as evening gown, talent and interview.Program is Tamiami Trails pastThe history of the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), completed nearly 100 years ago to connect Miami with Tampa, is the focus of a Monday history program in the Upper Keys. The Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys presents the free program at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library in Trade Winds Plaza, mile marker 101.4 oceanside. Bob DeGross, chief of interpretation and public affairs at Big Cypress National Preserve, will host the presentation. Completed in April 1928, the Tamiami Trail changed the face of South Florida forever. Today, we think of it merely as a road for the most part, incredibly scenic but at the time of its completion, it was touted as one of the great engineering feats. Completing the road, which is 275 miles total, through the Everglades took a dozen years of cutting through swampland.Miami-Tampa route now scenic roadKEY LARGO This is the entrance gate to Collier County,at the border with Miami-Dade County along the Tamiami Trail,in 1928. Twenty 20 Key Westers graduated from the Key West City Ambassadors Program Tuesday. Members of the 18th Ambassadors class spent the past several months getting immersed in city government to see how it works,spending time with department heads and others. KEYSNET.COM NEW AMBASSADORS
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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 Who cares forFido afterowners have died?It might be a good idea to pay more attention to Mom and Dads beloved pooch or finicky feline. Agrowing trend in probate law has pet owners setting aside some if not all of their estates for the care of their beloved pets. Attorney NiCole Swearingen-Hilker of Akron, Ohio, whose specialty is estate planning and administration, said she has seen an uptick in interest in the care of animals after an owner dies. The state bar association actually just put together an animal law section, she said. One area of concern is estate planning, but Swearingen-Hilker said a driving point in the discussion right now has been the fallout from an incident in October, when the owner of an exotic animal farm opened the cages, allowing the animals to escape, before killing himself. Theyre looking from a legislative standpoint, not just the point of estate planning, but also with updating some of Ohios kind of laws on vicious dogs designation and keeping exotic animals, she said. So its definitely a happening area at the state bar association level right now. The issue of estate planning made international headlines last year when a woman in Italy left her $13 million estate to a cat making the onetime stray one of the wealthiest animals in the world. Maria Assunta found that it was not an easy task to leave an estate to an animal. Italian law, like U.S. law, considers animals property and they cannot rightfully inherit an estate. With no heirs, Assunta, who died at age 94, tried to leave her estate to an animal shelter to care for her black feline, Tommaso, a 4-year-old stray she rescued from the streets of Rome. But she was unable to find a shelter to her liking. Instead, she made provisions to leave all her money to her nurse, with the expectation the woman would care for Tommaso until his death. But even that expectation can be misguided, estate planners say. Apet trust is a legally sanctioned arrangement providing for the care and maintenance of companion animals in the event of the owners disability or death, said California attorney David T. Pisarra. Pisarra predicted the number of such trusts will grow every year. As we see people having fewer children, we are seeing, societally, that they see animals more and more as their families, he said. The growing number of questions on the topic has prompted Pisarra to help pen a book on the subject: What About Wally? Co-Parenting a Pet With Your Ex. Asecond book, What About Wally? Estate Planning for Your Best Friend, is to be released this summer.Options openAkron attorney Ronald Martin, who has helped clients set up provisions in their wills for their pets, said you can handle the future care of their pets in two ways. You could leave it [the animal] to a person who will take care of the animal. Basically, you need to find someone who agrees. Then you set aside a sum of money and hope they do it, Martin said. The other option is to set up a trust that is enforced by a court-appointed trustee, he said. If the caregiver fails to take care of the pet, a new caregiver can be found. Some of these people, their friends are gone. As they get older, their dogs and cats become their best friends, Miller said. Willie and Mozella Watts of West Akron worked with Miller to set up a trust for their pets. Being a pet lover, Ive seen so many pets left in distress after their owners die. I consider them part of our family and just like we take care of our human families, we need to make considerations for our pets, Mozella Watts said. They will be lonely without us, anyway. I dont want them to be neglected. Animal shelters are grappling with related issues as they get requests for help from people looking for good homes for their elderly parentspets. Its heartbreaking, said Jen DAurelio, executive director of Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue. We frequently get calls from the children of aging parents who want to surrender their parents pets when they are sent to nursing homes. Frequently, particularly older animals that belong to older people, require a great deal of medical and dental care when we get them. Its a terrible drain on the finances of any rescue to take them. Another issue concerning shelters is retirees who come in looking for a new pet. We always ask if they have a plan in place in the event they can no longer take care of it. Alot of people adopt a dog when they retire and end up with a 6or 7-year-old animal they cant take with them to a nursing home, she said. Karen Hackenberry, executive director of Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron, said the agency does not have a plan to help people looking for long-term help after a pets owner dies. Were just studying this as an issue with an eye forward to developing a policy, Hackenberry said. The idea of a trust for animal care is interesting. The matter will be brought up before the board.Trust is keyThere was a time when courts were confused and unsure how to handle it when people left property to their animals. The Uniform Trust Code, adopted by the federal government in 2000 and in Ohio six years later, changed everything, said Joyce Tischler, the California founder of the national Animal Legal Defense Fund. The code adopted set rules that could be uniform across the country. We were looking at the code and went to them and said, Look, people are trying to make provisions for their animals and the court said they cant do it.So we developed language for the provision of animals, Tischler said.Plan ahead to ensure theres homeMcClatchy-TribuneOUR PETS L.A.Times crossword puzzle ILL DRINK TO THATSolution in the classifieds ACROSS 1Invites 5Miamis former county 9Wild fancy 14Yaks and yaks 18Old U.K.carrier 19Last stage of insect development21Posturepedic maker22Company with a cool-looking logo? 23Music group that cant march in a straight line? 26Iditarod terminus 27Doomed mission 28German menace 29Quip 31Hill regulars 33There!37Change for the better38Preoccupied with a green liqueur? 43ER procedure 44Waitress at Mels 45Put a line through, maybe 46Serb,for one47California locale where Maria Mariafell in love,in a Santana hit51Brindled cat 54Spreadsheet input 56Times to remember58New England seafood59Engross 61See-through item 63NBC post-prime time staple 64Bundle 65One with a mouse 67Garfields purebred clown 69Manhattan Project, e.g. 71Growl 74Draft critiques? 77...long __ both shall live?78Reuben component80Summers on the Seine81Opera starter? 83Sandbox reply 84Letters in TV Guide 86Genesis grandson 88Home of The Trop 92Flowering tropical plant 93One may involve scales at La Scala 95Shpeak thish way 97Daisy lookalike 98Belle and Bart 100__ buco 102Sylvan bounders 104Beach shade 105Linguistic ending 106Single-malt liquor store 110Ghanaian former U.N.leader 112Perots giant sucking soundmaker 113Chick chaser?114Precipitated,in a way116To recap ... 119Speed reader? 123Lobster delicacy 124New Years Eve assurance? 129Little bit 130Many a chat room visitor 131Had a bug 132View from Presque Isle State Park 133Small-runway aircraft acronym 134Swampy tract 135Brand of womens socks 136Old wanted poster word DOWN 1Magicians opening 2Motown genre 3__ Sutra4Red Lobster offering5Finished6Attacked from hiding7Apply,as finger paint8Thick & Fluffy breakfast brand 9U.S.Army medal 10Antique auto11Sympathetic attention12French high spot 13Forgotten social network 14Spicy liqueur? 15Item in a fall stash 16Hit the roof 17Come across as20Early Norwegian king24Whistle time 25Preppy jackets 30Gridlock 32Old Ford luxury car 34Warming the bench,maybe35Some corporate rides36Forward motion 38Mennen product39Run off at the mouth40Convulsive sounds 41Its frequent flier program is called Matmid 42High streaker 48Financial off. 49Rich,as soil 50Charge based on line count,perhaps 52Another Wild Turkey,please,e.g.? 53Timeline data:Abbr. 55Giant of wrestling 57Loses steam 60Emmy winner Neuwirth 62Nmero de das en una semana 66Vaqueros rope 68Choosers call 70U.K.mil.medals 71Some clippings72Queens player,briefly 73Company name inspired by a volcano75s Bears quarterback76Tristans love 79Finds hysterical82One-time connector85Tyler of The Talk 87Chop __ 89Words to a doublecrosser 90It may be taped 91Shore eagle 94No way! 96Overhauled 99Native New Yorkers 101Old Roman seaport 103Checker choice 107Hundred Acre Wood mom 108Fictional Wolfe 109Yoked 110Divvy up 111Awesome! 114Some H.S.courses 115Indian Ocean vessel 117Salon sound 118Ubangi tributary 120Like some straits 121China setting 122Robert of The Brady Bunch 125In the style of 126Tillis or Torm127Cautionary beginning?128Some may be dirtcovered:Abbr. 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Saturday,May 12,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com San Carlos hosts de Mayo celebration May 17-20Cuban Independence Day, de Mayo, will be celebrated May 17-20 at Key Wests San Carlos Institute with film, lectures, music and more. The Institute, founded in 1871, is widely considered the cradle of Cubas 19th century independence movement. Joe Marti, Cubas foremost patriot, launched his final drive for Cubas independence there in 1892, referring to it as La Casa Cuba. Former Florida Gov. Bob Graham, who served three terms as U.S. Senator, will be the guest of honor at an 8 p.m. concert on Saturday, May 19. Jose Marti: A Musical Tribute makes its world premier at this event. The concert includes pieces inspired by Mart as well as some of his most famous poems set to music. Emilio Cueto, a Washington, D.C.-based independent scholar, hasMusical premiere, films, lectures on the play billLAttitudes StaffKEY WESTGamers will love The AvengersCGI, action sequences and humorThe Avengers, Rated PG-13, 142 min.; Now playing nationwide. This latest film based on Marvel superhero comic books is an interesting mix of action, CGI, humor, a hint of romance and logic holes big enough to fly the Death Star through. Released through Marvel and Disney Studios and directed by Joss Whedon (Thor, Firefly, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), it features a long list of stars, including Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth. The Avengers has already broken box office records, grossing over $650 million worldwide. The Avengers is a perfect example of the generation gap so prevalent in film today. Those who grew up playing Xbox and PlayStation will absolutely love it and will drive up the box office even more by seeing the movie three or four times. But those who havent seen the previous Marvel movies (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor) may be lost from the beginning. And for viewers who are not video game aficionados, there are almost certainly better ways to spend 142 minutes. Detailing my car comes to mind. ---The plot involves an attack on Earth by outer space bad guys, commanded by the evil Loki, brother of Thor, from the realm of Asgard. Were not sure if Asgard is aBut,these comic heroes a mixed bagFILMGordon Ross and friends bring back the classicsAnd when I die and when Im gone therell be one child born and a world to carry on. . Those lyrics And When I Die by singersongwriter Laura Nyro may be among her most remembered hits. The cover by Blood, Sweat & Tears hit the charts big, along with some other groups that treasured Nyro classics like Elis Coming and Wedding Bell Blues. If youre into classics with rich lyrics and fetching melody, you may just get to hear some of Nyros word poems when Gordon Ross and friends take the stage May 18 at The Studios of Key West. Ross, joined by music director Michael Robinson and percussionist Skipper Kripitz, promises an evening of jazz, blues, show tunes and some other surprises. Shush, but we hear Bobby Nesbitt and Vicki Roush may share the stage for a few numbers at this back-by-popular-demand concert, 8 p.m. at The Studios, 600 White St., Key West. Tickets cost $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Go to: www.keystix.ticketforce.co m or call The Studios at 296-0458. This show will have some wonderful Laura Nyro songs, a few Beatles songs, some favorite standard and jazz numbers and special guest appearances, Ross said. It should be quite the evening. For those who dont remember, Nyros songwriting skills were on display with such hits as Stoney End (covered by Barbra Streisand), Wedding Bell Blues, Stoned Soul Picnic, Sweet Blindness, Save the Country (all covered by The 5th Dimension), and Elis Coming, a hit for Three Dog Night. The New York-born artist died in 1997. Shes a 2012 enrollee in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. The May 18 concert is sponsored by Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy. The Studios hosts May 18 concert hitLAttitudes StaffMUSICOrchids steal the show at 16th Annual FestIf you can imagine the red carpet in Hollywood and the stars taking their bows before the Oscars, then you get an idea of what to expect at the 16th Annual Redland International OrchidRedland hosts international showcase of starsFESTIVAL Jose Marti spoke at the San Carlos Institute in 1892,building support for the Cuban Independence movement.See San Carlos,6B Michael Robinson,Gordon Ross and Skipper Kripitz return to the Studios of Key West stage May 18. The Avengers,a Disney Studios release,has already scored more than $650 million in ticket sales. WANOUS Poster of Myc.Keith Goldson will be raffled at the end of the Festival.Only 100 tickets at $5 each will be sold.See Avengers,7BSee Redland,6B MothersDayDinner MAKE YOUR PLANS NO W FOR 305-664-8400 MM 85.5 Oceanside At Snake Creek Bridge Great Mothers Day Music: Kenny Channels on deck 11AM til 4PMENTERTAINMENT EVERYDAY/NIGHT ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA KEYS ISLAMORADA,FLORIDAKEYS ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA KEYS COME BY BOAT! 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 Topped with figs, goat cheese and candied pecans. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,May 12,2012 Karen Kohanowich, CDR (ret), is a pioneer for her achievements in science, salvage diving, and underwater exploration. Karen will discuss the wide range of accomplishments of women in the sea, and provide an update on an exciting initiative taking place at NOAAS Aquarius, underwater ocean laboratory located at a depth of 60 feet in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. FREE PUBLIC EVENT WOMEN DIVERSA Military and Civilian Perspective selected compositions that span more than 100 years and represent several countries that played a role in Cuban independence. Jose Ramos, a distinguished Puerto Rican pianist and professor at the Catholic University of America, and two singers from the universitys doctoral program are scheduled to perform. Graham and his wife, Adele, are being recognized for his role helping the San Carlosrestoration in 1985, an effort spearheaded by Rafael Penalver, president of the institute, and supported by the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board. At 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, Penalver will lecture on the history of the San Carlos followed by a panel discussion of historians and architects on its importance to Cuba and Florida. Fridays program includes a tour of the building and exhibits, with special emphasis on the Jose Marti Exhibit donated by Florida International University. The four-day celebration of Jose Martis legacy kicks off on Thursday, May 17, with a free screening of Jose Marti: Legacy of Freedom, an award-winning documentary produced by WPBTMiami. Documentary director Joe Cardona and historians will participate in a question-and-answer session, followed by a fundraising cocktail reception in the museums exhibit hall. On Saturday, May 19, there will be a repeat showing of the documentary at 1 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. concert with the Coral Cubana, a 40voice choir that traces the history of Cuba through its music. Renowned soprano Virginia Alonso and violist Andres Trujillo will perform at the 3 p.m. concert. That will be followed at 8 p.m. by the premiere of Jose Marti: A Musical Tribute, which will hold a repeat performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The Legacy of Freedom observance concludes May 20 with a 5 p.m. musical celebration of Cuban Independence Day, when Duval Street will dance to the best of Cubas traditional popular music performed by the 13-member band Tradicion Caribe. The San Carlos Institute is located at 516 Duval St., Key West. Its open from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays and noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For tickets, visit: www.keystix.com. For more information, visit: www.institutosancar los.org. Or, call: 294-3887 or 786-251-3399.Jose Marti Musical Tributepremieres May 19 at San CarlosFrom San Carlos,5B San Carlos was among the first bilingual,integrated schools in the South.This photo dates from 1911. 1871 rendering of the original San Carlos Institute Festival. This showcase of stellar orchid specimens takes place May 18-20 at the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW187th Ave. in Homestead. Admission costs $10 per day, or $25 for a three-day pass. In addition to oohing and aahing over the gorgeous specimen plants, there will be guided tours of the Fruit & Spice Park at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. In addition, a full schedule of lectures, demonstrations and lots of vendors who cater to these collectible plant fanciers makes this a must-see and must-do if you like orchids. Experts will share tips on proper care and culture of species and hybrids suited to South Floridas climate. And, in addition to plants and plant supplies, vendors will also be displaying crafts and food and beverage options will also be available. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for a hike in the park. For more information, visit: www.redlandorchidfestival.org. There youll find a complete list of exhibitors, many with links to their sites for even more information.Amust-see for orchid loversFrom Redland,5B Intricate tiles grace the interior of the San Carlos,which was saved from the wrecking ball. The San Carlos Institute,founded in 1871,is considered the cradle of Cubas independence movement in the 19th Century.Jose Marti,Cubas legendary poet and patriot,spoke at the Institute in 1892. Marti died in battle on Cuban soil May 19, 1895. Architect Francisco Centurion designed the current building,which was completed in 1924.It houses the Cuban consulate and the San Carlos School,one of the first bilingual and integrated schools in the South. In the late 1800s,cigar making was the primary industry in Key West;by 1871, when the Institute was founded,there were 119 tobacco factories in Key West producing 300 different labels of hand-rolled cigars. By 1900,the cigar industry employed more than 2,000 men rolling cigars. Those men,largely Cuban exiles, were instrumental in funding the revolution championed by Marti,which eventually in 1902 helped oust the Spanish from the island nation,which lies just 90 miles south of Key West.Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Dark Shadows (PG-13):1:20,4:20,7:20 and 10:05 p.m. The Avengers (PG-13):1:30,and 7:40 p.m. The Avengers 3D (PG-13):1:00,4:00,4:35,7:00, 10:00 and 10:40p.m. Five-Year Engagement (R):4:10,7:10 and 10:10 p.m. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG): 4:25,7:45 and 9:55 p.m. Think Like a Man (PG-13):4:15,7:15 and 10:15 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Damsels in Distress (PG-13):1:45,4:00,6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Chimpanzee (G):1:30,3:45,6:30 and 8:15 p.m. Salt of Life (NR):2:15,and 6:45 p.m. The Perfect Family (PG-13):4:30,and 8:45 p.m. The Hunger Games (PG-13):2:00,6:00,and 8:30 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 The Avenger (PG-13):2:00 and 7:00 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 The Avengers (PG-13):1:30,4:30,and 7:30 p.m. The Avengers 3D (PG-13):12:45,3:50,and 6:55 p.m. The Five-Year Engagement (R):1:35,4:20,and 7:05 p.m. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (PG):1:55,4:10,and 6:50 p.m. The Hunger Games (PG-13):3:50,and 6:55 p.m Keys Movie Times 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! Dark Shadows (PG13) Sat. 5/12 11 AM 1:40; 4:15; 7:10; 9:45* Marvels Avengers (PG13) 3D 12:45;3:50;6:55; 10:00* 2D 1:30; 4:30; 7:30 Sat. 5/12 10:25 AM Pirates!Bandof Misfits (PG) 2D 1:55; 4:10 5YearEngagement (R) 7:05; 9:50* Hunger Games (PG13) 12:45; 3:50; 6:55;10:00*KIDTOONS Sid Science Kid, Backyard Campout (G) Saturday, 5/12 10AM ONLY Sorry, no passes. (*) Fri./Sat. OnlyOrchid Society meets Sunday at W.MartelloThe Key West Orchid Society meets at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at West Martello Gardens on Higgs Beach, Key West. The club will have orchids for sale, raffles, along with discussion about orchid species and hybrids. Light refreshments are available. For more information, call Marie at 305-5097744.KEY WEST Subscriptions 743-5551
Saturday,May 12,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 planet or a cloud in space or what, but Loki wants to open a portal from wherever Asgard is to Earth, through which he can transport his army and conquer Earth. Until the portal to Earth is opened, the army is seen hovering outside the soon-to-be portal, apparently able to exist in the vacuum of outer space with no breathing difficulties. And how do they know where the portal will be? Exactly why Loki wants to rule our planet is unclear (maybe something to do with getting even with his brother, Thor?), but at the center of all this is the Tesseract, a source of unlimited power. Its pretty and blue and glows in the dark and everyone, human or not, wants this cube of limitless energy. Loki also has a powerful scepter?/scimitar?/sword? that he can use to shoot destructive bolts of energy and to turn people into zombies to do his bidding. It looks very similar to the Tesseract, but can also be used to neutralize the Tesseract. If you saw last years Thor, then you can follow all this and it makes perfect sense. If you missed that movie, well, you just have to go with it. The CGI is terrific and will more than likely be noted at Oscar time. There are very few instances where the computerized images are blatantly obvious. The giant alien caterpillars?/crustaceans?/worms? are awesome and can seemingly destroy anything in their path. They undulate (with appendages that serve no apparent purpose), even have giant teeth, as if to verify that they are bad guys, and seem to be a wonder of extraterrestrial science and engineering. But Iron Man (Downey, Jr.) has only to ask Jarvis, his onboard computer (voiced by Paul Bettany) to find their weakness and, voil, he knows right where to aim his lasers?/bombs?/energy rays? to bring them down. Once the bad guys get through the portal the viewer may wonder why the aliens fly around indiscriminately shooting up the streets and cars in the city. Wouldnt it make more sense to go after military bases, communications hubs, etc.? But who said logic had anything to do with this? Downey has most of the clever lines in the film (and will be zooming into theaters next year in Iron Man 3) and his humor helps save the film. Jackson, as Nick Fury, head of the peacekeeping agency, S.H.I.E.L.D., plays his part with just the right amount of camp and Chris Evans, as Captain America, portrays the almost too-perfect All American hero with a straight face. Edward Norton was originally set to reprise his role as Bruce Banner from The Incredible Hulk but negotiations with Marvel Studios broke down and Mark Ruffalo was brought in to replace him. Ruffalo brings a subtle new take to the characters of scientist Banner and his alter ego, The Hulk. Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, as The Black Widow and Hawkeye, dont really seem to be superheroes but contribute to the team in nonsuperhuman ways. All in all, the actors do an admirable job, although none will probably be mentioned during Academy Award season. At two hours and 22 minutes, The Avengers is a long movie that somehow manages to be entertaining and boring at the same time. The action scenes are fun but go on way too long. The humor is sharp, but far too infrequent. And the computer-generated images, while convincing, are a relentless assault on the viewers senses. Cutting most fight or battle scenes by half would have made The Avengers a shorter and much better film. If you liked the Transformers movies and love video games, this is the movie for you plan on buying another ticket as soon as you leave the theater. Space monsters, explosions, superheroes, laser weapons, magic cubes, alien ships The Avengers has it all. But if you were born before, say...1970, well, your car could probably use a wash and wax.Giant alien worms awesomeFrom Avengers,5BStudent art winners on display in Big PineFor 15 years, the Paradise Gallery on Big Pine Key has hosted a student art show tied to the Pete Rosen Scholarship Fund. Students from Key West, Marathon, Island Christian and Coral Shores high schools are eligible to compete. The winning works will be on display through the end of May at the Gallery, located in the WinnDixie Plaza, Big Pine Key. Key Wests Kevin Castellanos took Best of Show honors with his piece titled Prize Catch. Kylie Bryant, a student at Island Christian, took 2nd place with her work titled Pink Ballet. Other student artists who won in this years show:Oil-AcrylicKrista Curton, Coral Shores, 3rd place, Luna Sol. Honorable Mentions: Rebecca Schinella, TJ DeBrule, Erin Martin.Mixed MediaJessica Ledwith, Island Christian, 1st place, Shot of Color; Nathalie Sassine, Island Christian, 2nd place, Scar of an Artist; Rebecca Schinella, Coral Shores, 3rd place, Mandala. Honorable Mentions: Jessica Ledwith and Shelbi Swanson.3DNathalie Sassine, Island Christian, 1st place, A Story of a Tree; Tesia Theriault, Key West, 2nd place, Love Machine; Matt Cavanagh, Island Christian, 3rd place, Jack in the Box. Honorable Mentions: Kevin Castellanos and Tesia Theriault.WatercolorHaley Ammon, Key West, 1st place, Your Vogue is Leaking; Yaredis Rojas, Key West, 2nd place, Amensia; Shelbi Swanson, Key West, 3rd place, Mountains. Honorable Mention: Cassidy Burgos, Marathon, Self Portrait.GraphicsDiana Dupre, Island Christian, 1st place, Serenity; Haley Ammon, Key West, 2nd place, Idenity; Olivia Manz, Island Christian, 3rd place, After Dinner. Honorable Mentions: Cassidy Burgos and Adara Beneway.Traditional PhotographyDiana Dupre, Island Christian, 1st place, Morning on Main Street; James Sarver, Key West, 2nd place, Lightening; Jordan Pfost, Key West, 3rd place, Spilled Wine. Honorable Mention: James Sarver.Digital PhotographyTyler Hadas, Key West, 1st place, Paris Burning; Adara Benway, Key West, 2nd place, Sin; Tess Sody, Key West, 3rd place, Shy. Honorable Mentions: Marlee Gill and Tess Sody.Digital IllustrationKylie Bryant, Key West, 1st place, My Deer Rabbit; Lianna Aquilar, Key West, 2nd place, Foreign; Alexandra Pennell, Dirge of the Swords. Honorable Mention: Lianna Aquilar. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information, call 872-1828.Castellanos takes Best of Show prizeART 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 Prize Catch,by Kevin Castellanos won Best of Show. Kylie Bryant of Island Christian took 2nd place with Pink Ballet.Music Fest brings Nashville to Key LargoKey Largos Original Music Fest brings Nashville singers and songwriters for a fourday mix of music and bar hoppinfun. Heres the advance schedule of performances, subject to lastminute changes, of course: Thursday, May 17 4:30-6 p.m. Snappers Restaurant & Raw Bar, mile marker 94.5 oceanside. Rob Sweet, Bryant Diersing, Micah Gardner, Billy Davidson. 7:30-9 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round. Friday, May 18 5 p.m. Senor Frijoles, mile marker 104, bayside. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round 6:30 p.m. Mojo Rodeo 8 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round 9:30 p.m. Nashville/Key Largo Sandbox Sundowners Restaurant, mile marker 104 bayside 6:30 p.m. Cecilia Lauren and The Ocoee River Band 8 p.m. Rob Sweet, Billy Davidson, Micah 9:30 p.m. Saints of Havana Cactus Jacks, mile marker 104 bayside 5 p.m. Rob Sweet, Bryan Diersing 6:30 p.m. JJ Crowne, Patrick Knotts 8 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round Saturday, May 19 Senor Frijoles, mile marker 104 bayside 2 p.m. Dennis Garrett, JJ Crowne 3:30 p.m. Mogo Rodeo 5 p.m. Bryant Diersing, Dennis Garrett 6:30 p.m. Billy Davidson, Joe Mama, Scott Youngblood 8 p.m. Jess Atkins, Patrick Knotts, JJ Crowne 9:30 p.m. Nashville/Key Largo Sandbox Sundowners Restaurant, mile marker 104, bayside 2 p.m. Rob Sweet, Patrick Knotts, Bryan Diersing 3:30 p.m. Billy Davidson, Micah, Scott Youngberg, Joe Mama 5 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round 6:30 p.m. Cecilia Lauren & The Ocoee River Band 8 p.m. Shane Duncan, Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round 9:30 p.m. Saints of Havana Cactus Jacks, mile marker 104, bayside 5 p.m. Patrick Knotts, JJ Crowne 6:30 p.m. Mojo Rodeo 8 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill, mile marker 104.1, bayside 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round Sunday, May 20 Snappers Restaurant & Raw Bar, mile marker 94.5, oceanside 4 p.m. JJ Crowne, Rob Sweet, Bryan Diersing 5 p.m. Pamela Rose, Kristine Alicia, Adirnne 6 p.m. Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round 8 p.m. Billy Davidson, Joe Mama, Scott YoungbloodHost of venues, artists take the stage May 17-20MUSIC
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,May 12,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. A A A A A A A d / 8464200 NOTICE Noticeisherebygiventhatthe 2011MonroeCountyValue A djustmentBoardwillholdits FinalMeetingonTuesday,May 15,2012,at10:00a.m.,atthe MarathonGovernmentCenter locatedat2798Overseas Highway,2ndFloor,Marathon, Florida. Thepurposeofthismeetingis theCertificationoftheTaxRoll andanyothermattersthatmay properlycomebeforethe Board. DannyL.Kolhage ClerktotheValue A djustmentBoard PublishMay9,12,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8500200 DISTRICTIIADVISORY COMMITTEE(DACII) (FromtheCityLimitsofKey WesttotheWestEndofthe SevenMileBridge) ofthe MONROECOUNTYTOURIST DEVELOPMENTCOUNCIL hasanopeningfora TOURISTRELATED BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE-Shallbe personsinvolvedin businesswhichis interdependentuponthe touristindustrywhohave demonstratedaninterestin touristdevelopmentbutwho shallnotbeemployedinany positionwithinthelodging industry(motels,hotels, recreationalvehicleparks andothertourist accommodationsandwhose businessisinthetax collectiondistrictforwhich theyareapplying. A nypersonwishingto participateonthe DistrictII AdvisoryCommittee ofthe MonroeCountyTourist DevelopmentCouncilwithin thedistrictsonotedabove,may requestanapplicationfromthe A dministrativeOfficebycalling (305) 296-1552 andsubmitan applicationtotheaddress shownbelow: DepartmentDAC MonroeCountyTourist DevelopmentCouncil 1201WhiteStreet, Suite102 KeyWest,FL33040-3328 Fax / :(305)296-0788 Deadlineforreceiptof applicationattheabove addressisFRIDAYMay18, 2012at5:00p.m.Aresume maybeattachedtothe application. 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PublishMay12,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8555000 NOTICE: Thisadshallserveasa notificationofchannel enhancementson,oraround, June5,2012,forComcast CablesBroward,Miami/Dade, PutnamandMonroeCounties alldigitalresidentialand commercialchannellineups.OutsideTVwillbeaddedto theSportsEntertainmentPack, channel716. Pleasecall1-800-COMCAST (266-2278)withanyquestions. 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PublishMay12,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8609900 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit A A CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe24thdayof May,2012,at11oclocka.m., at500WhiteheadStreet, MonroeCounty,intheCityof KeyWest,Florida,offerforsale andsellatpublicoutcrytothe highestandbestbidderfor CASHthefollowingdescribed propertysituatedinMonroe County,Florida,towit: EXHIBITA OntheIslandofKeyWest,and knownonWilliamA. Whiteheadsmapofsaid Island,delineatedinFebruary A .D.1829,asapartofLot Three(3)ofSquareThirty-five (35),havingfrontageonEaton StreetFifty(50)feet,anda frontageonElizabethStreetof Eighty-eight(88)feet;beingthe samelandthatwasconveyed byLauraJohnsontoSamuelB. Lowe,underdateofJanuary 24,A.D.1866. Pursuantto FINAL JUDGMENTOF FORECLOSURE enteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the styleofwhichis: PREMIUMMORTGAGE,INC. Plaintiff VS. JANICEL.ISHERWOODAS TRUSTEEOFTHE THEODORENESSLIVING TRUSTDATED3/1/1996,et.al. Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2010-CA-1593-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 24thdayofApril,2012. DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishMay12,19,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 8617000 INTHECIRCUITCOURTFOR THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA FileNo.44-12-CP-38-K INRE:ESTATEOF ANNETTECOOPER Deceased NOTICETOCREDITORS (SummaryAdministration) TOALLPERSONSHAVING CLAIMSORDEMANDS A GAINSTTHEABOVE ESTATE: Youareherebynotifiedthatan OrderofSummary A dministrationhasbeen enteredintheestateof A NNETTECOOPER, deceased,FileNumber 44-12-CP-38KbytheCircuit CourtforMonroeCounty, Florida,ProbateDivision,the addressofwhichis500 WhiteheadStreet,KeyWest, FL33040.Thedecedentsdate ofdeathwasDecember26, 2011.Thenameofthe representativeoftheestateand herattorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainstthe estateofthedecedenton whomacopyofthisnoticeis requiredtobeservedmustfile theirclaimswiththiscourt WITHINTHELATEROF3 MONTHSAFTERTHETIME OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATION OFTHISNOTICEOR30 DAYSAFTERTHEDATEOF SERVICEOFACOPYOF THISNOTICEONTHEM. 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PeteDonnelly732-996-9591or SueLovley305-304-7565 MARATHONUS1 CommercialSpaceAvail. 1000sf,$1/sf util,taxes& insur.Yardspacealso available.305-923-9542 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 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 VASPECIAL 0Down0ClosingCosts BrandNew3/2 Readytomoveinto WOW only$1815.30permonth includestaxesandinsurance JoeCleghorn (305)304-6627 3720NorthRooseveltBlvd WATERFRONTHOMES BrandNew3/2VASpecial 0Down0ClosingCostsStockIslandonthewaterBigCoppittonthewaterCudjoeonthewater$2133.00permonth (paymentsincludetaxes andinsurance) CallJoeCleghorn (305)304-6627 3720NorthRooseveltBlvd. A A KEYLARGO ParkModelfor sale.Handicappeddesigned, 1BR,furnished.Neverlivedin. $15,000.Ownerfinancing available.305-522-5841 A A KEYLARGOCALUSA R/Vor buildablelots.Bayaccess& boatramp.$79K-$99K.Owner financing.8%,noqualifying. Call786-315-3332 KEYLARGOCANALFRONT 90x75buildableloton BlackwaterDr.75seawall. $250K,ownerfinancing.No qualifying.786-315-3332 MARATHONRV/Mobile HomeLotforSale 38x66. Canbuildonorincome/rental forlast2years.$125K. 760-834-8975 ; 760-574-4915 A A A A20ftGradyWhiteCC96 Yamaha200lowhrs.Ttop, leaningpost.Surveyavailable. Extraclean.Tandumtrailer. Callfordetailsandupgrades. Reduced$13,900Michael 815-530-7755/305-743-7524 AA20ftGradyWhiteCC96 Yamaha200lowhrs.Ttop, leaningpost.Surveyavailable. Extraclean.Tandumtrailer. Callfordetailsandupgrades. Reduced$13,900Michael 815-530-7755/305-743-7524 24FT.STAPLETON COMMERCIALBOAT Incl. hydraulics,nomotor.Must sell.$4000OBO.Call 305-407-4524.Lv.msg. 252520XLPARKER 2004 With2004Yamaha225 4-stroke.Fullelectronics.Exc. Condition!CallSteve,at ShelterBayMarine,743-7008 25GRADYWHITE,1991Hull Sailfish,2-2006Yamaha4 stroke150hpengines,with78 hoursoneach.1ownerboat. $25,000.305-289-1987,Jeff. 29COMMERCIALY&G 300HPJohnDeere,lowhours. Fishing&trappulling. 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