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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 11,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.55 25 CENTS Gentile under fireA state regulatory agency has opened an investigation into a School District administrator's CPA status.Story, 6A Mini-season mayhemLobster mini-season is just around the corner, meaning an invasion of thousands of divers. Story, 4A Theft probe in overdriveThe attorney for former Monroe County Technical Services Director Lisa Druckemiller says she plans to admit involvement under oath as soon as this week in the theft and reselling of nearly 50 missing county-owned iPhones and iPads. Key West attorney Robert Cintron said he won't be there but that Druckemiller would "voluntarily" testify before a grand jury looking into the thefts. He said he's been told the State Attorney's Office would begin presenting evidence to the grand jury "the middle of this week." "She's going to admit that she had involvement in this unfortunate situation and she's going to tell the grand jury exactly what happened from her perspective. She will not be taking the Fifth Amendment privilege," Cintron said, referring to a person's constitutional right not to incriminate his or herself during testimony. Cintron declined to discuss specifics of the case because grand-jury proceedings are supposed to be confidential, but said "there's always plenty more to it" than one side. "Each transaction she was involved in will probably have her own factual explanation. She'll have her view and whoever was involved will offer their view as to each transaction. That's where the grand jury will have to decide on the culpability of each person involved," he said.Druckemiller's testimony key to determining who knew whatIPAD/IPHONE INVESTIGATIONSee iPad,2ALITTLE LEAGUE CLASH Mira-Talbott, Hubbard go on the offenseFinancial scandal, ongoing budget cuts and 20 years service on the Monroe County School Board dominated questions asked Monday night of the three candidates vying for the District 2 board seat. Incumbent Andy Griffiths took the brunt of questions during the Hometown Political Action Committee forum at Key West International Airport's Conch Flyer restaurant. Key Haven resident Griffiths faces challengers Howard Hubbard of Marathon and Yvette MiraTalbott of Key West in the Aug. 14 primary. All registered Monroe County voters can cast ballots in the nonpartisan contest. Many of the questions posed by a Hometown PAC panel focused on $13 million in School District budget cuts, the revolving chair for superintendents and the finance scandal that brought down a previous elected superintendent, Randy Acevedo. Griffiths, running for his fifth four-year term on the board, was asked about the Acevedo theft investigation, how aggressive Griffiths was while chairing the fivemember board and would he do anything different. "Do anything different? No," he said. He said that when the Acevedo scandal broke in 2009, the board was divided, with two members "seeking blood" and two looking for a "slap on the wrist." He noted that "one per-At debate,Griffiths says problems were unavoidableBy WAYNE MARKHAMwmarkham@keynoter.comELECTION 2012By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSee School Board,3ACounty: EIS isn't completeMonroe County left no stone unturned in its comment letter to the U.S. Navy about a recently released 2,000-pluspage Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing environmental impact study to assess the impacts of increased naval activity. The county's advisory EIS committee, consultant engineering and planning firm Keith & Schnars and other staff compiled 33 questions and concerns in a July 9 letter to the Navy. "It left a lot of questions because some of what it said was nebulous or what was said at the public hearing contradicted the document," Commissioner Kim Wigington said. John Abbott, Keith & Schnars'director of environmental planning, outlined the EIS and its local impact at the June 20 County Commission meeting. Abbott presented the commission with the Navy's proposed increases in flight training operations, gunnery exercises and air-to-air missile launches, among other things, in the Key West range complex surrounding the Southernmost City. In addition, planned sonar training could severely affect the behavior of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins throughout the ocean and Gulf of Mexico.It wants more info about Navy's training growthMILITARY See Navy,2A Marathon third baseman Mike Campanioni (left) stretches to make the tag on Upper Keys runner Aiden Hawkins during an Age 11-12 Little League District 8 Tournament game Saturday in Key Largo.Meanwhile,Upper Keys third baseman Nick DiMaggio (above left) gets ready to put the tag on a Kendall runner in the championship game of the Age 9-10 Little League District 8 Tournament. Stories, 1BKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWDr. Doug: Television star in waiting?Marathon's Dr. Doug Mader is well known here in the Keys and among his fellow veterinarians. But he could have a much larger following if a reality show chronicling his Marathon Veterinary Hospital practice comes to fruition. The idea is in the preliminary stages, but Mader widely known for his expertise in exotic animals said Miami-based reality-show developer Igal Svet is interested in pitching a show to the National Geographic cable channel. He spent time with Mader in the Keys last week. "If they were able to do something and highlight the wildlife here in the Keys, it would be a great thing for the Keys," Mader said. Svet was hired by 2C Media in June as vice president of development, charged with "spearheading the production company's unscripted slate, as well as pitching and selling projects." Svet has worked as a producer on cable series including TruTV's "Full Throttle Saloon," History's "Top Gear" and Lifetime's "Love Handles." "I wanted to spend timeVeterinarian could get reality showMARATHON MADER See Mader,2ABy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,July 11,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9181 THURS.9181 FRI.9182 SAT.9381 Forecast: Partly to mostly overcast,chance of thunderstorms & rain 40-70%. Heat index at 97F. 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: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,Key Largo.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 the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$59.53 in Florida and $56.16 out-of-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 BRIEFS3rd man charged in beating caseAthird man has been charged with beating another man in the parking lot of a Key Largo bar early July 5. Lawrence Bril, 21, of Key Largo was charged Friday with aggravated battery. He is accused of helping to beat Elvez Sosa, 23, in the parking lot of Coconuts Bar and Restaurant on Caribbean Drive in Key Largo.Chad Lyons, 19, and Jerrel Barnes, 18, were previously charged with aggravated battery.At last report, Sosa was in stable condition at the Ryder Trauma Center inMiami. 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 Hearing TestCALLFOR APPT. IN-HOME SERVICENathan Trigoboff (H.A.S., Doctor of Education)C.I.CNearly invisible 100% Digital$79500THE OPTICAL SHOPPEDR. BOILINI'S OFFICE743-8316451-14812375 O/S Hwy., Marathon KeyKey Largowww.hearingaidman.com OPEN FITS $995.00 THE HEARING AID MAN NOTICE OFMEETINGFLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYUNION NEGOTIA TION SESSION Friday, July 13, 2012 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY 1100 Kennedy Drive 2nd Floor Conference Room Key West, FL33040The purpose of the Negotiation Session is to discuss issues relative to collective bargaining and the negotiation of a revised contract for Communication Workers of America, Local 3177. For additional information contact Karen M. Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-2210 or e-mail: email@example.com CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 Published Keynoter 7-11-12NOTICE OFHEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OFSPECIALASSESSMENTS FOR SERVICE AREAS 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 AND 7 (Including Little Venice)Notice is hereby given that the City of Marathon, Florida, will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the existing wastewater assessments against certain parcels of property located in the city and approve the special assessment roll for service areas 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (including Little Venice) and the Supplemental Assessment Program. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, on August 14, 2012, at the Marathon Government Center, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida for the purpose of receiving public comment on the assessments and their collection on the tax bill. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the City at (305)289-5020, at least seven days prior to the public hearing. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City within 20 days of this notice. If a person wishes to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. The Assessments were originally imposed in 2008, 2009, and 2011 to fund construction of wastewater collection and treatment facilities. The assessment for each parcel of property is based, in part, on the number of equivalent dwelling units attributable to such parcel, and, in part, on the number of connections attributable to such parcel. Unless prepaid, the annual assessment will include your share of the principal, interest and collection cost. The maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $415 per EDU and $93 per Connection for Service Areas 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, Little Venice is levied at $308.82 per connection and the maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $462 per EDU and $104 per Connection for the Supplemental Assessment Program. Amore specific description is set forth in the Initial Assessment Resolutions adopted by the City Council on June 24, 2008, June 9, 2009 and June 28, 2011. Copies of the Initial Assessment Resolutions, the plans and specifications for the wastewater collection and treatment facilities, and the preliminary Assessment Rolls are available for inspection at the offices of the City Manager, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. The City Council intends to collect the assessments in not to exceed twenty (20) annual assessments, the first of which was included on the ad valorem tax bills mailed in November 2008, November 2009 and November 2011. Future annual assessments may be prepaid at the option of the property owner. If you have any questions, please contact the Wastewater Utility at (305)289-5005. CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA Keynoter,Reporter win 11 awards The Keynoter and Reporter had a strong showing Saturday when the Florida Press Association announced the winners of its 2011 Better Weekly New-spaper contest at the Southeastern Press Convention in Destin: Eighty-one non-daily newspapers submitted a combined 1,607 entries for calendar year 2011. When the judging was done by editors from the New York and Pennsylvania press associations, the following awards were bestowed: Third place, general excellence, Keynoter First place, in-depth reporting, Reporter Editor Dave Goodhue, Oil rig to drill south of Keys by September. First place, editorial page, Keynoter. First place, editorial, Dave Goodhue, Adults should not attack accuser, about a criminal case involving a teacher accused on inappropriate touching. First place, health reporting, Sean Kinney, Medicaid losing Keys pediatricians. Second place, editorial, Publisher Wayne Markham, Governors budget steeped in fantasy. Second place, investigative reporting, Dave Goodhue, Fisheries law enforcement chief retires after agency upheaval. Second place, spot news photo of a Big Pine Key wildfire, contributor John Murphy. Third place, general news story, Dave Goodhue, Deal expected in Briand case, about a hit-and-run case involving the death of a Sheriffs Office deputy. Third place, environment, Karen Quist, Surviving whales moved to Key Largo. Third place, spot news photo of a horse in Sloppy Joes Bar, contributor Gail Villanueva. The Keynoter and Reporter were judged in the B division, circulation between 7,000 and 15,000.Honors given for writing the past yearMEDIAwith Dr. Doug; this is something wed develop here internally, he said. Mader said Svet followed him to a couple of house calls during his visit. One was a Marathon woman with chickens at her home and the other was kind of like a small private zoo including large Burmese pythons, boa constrictors, kinkajous, monkeys and a couple large parrots. Mader said hes done enough filming the past year that would be used to pitch the show. That includes Svets company following Mader on a teaching assignment to South America. They actually followed me down to the Amazon rainforest and took a bunch of film down there, he said.Mader and wife, Dr. Gerry Diethelm, are in the midst of moving their practice into the former Boaters World building on U.S. 1 near mile marker 50. Its now at 11187 Overseas Highway oceanside.Lots of filming doneFrom Mader,1A Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson declined to say the actual date hell present evidence but did say it would likely last longer than one day. Theres too much ground to cover to accomplish in a single day. I have my own estimate, but I always remind the members of the grand jury theyre an independent body, he said. Druckemiller stands accused of taking the electronics and selling them to county employees and others. Shes openly stated a desire to testify and said that numerous other county employees were involved. That includes County Administrator Roman Gastesi, whos admitted to paying her cash for two iPads and two iPhones. Senior systems analyst Hank Kokenzie paid cash for three iPads and two iPhones. I expect to testify in front of the grand jury very soon, Gastesi said, saying hes forbidden to disclose the date hell testify. The investigation started in March, after a Monroe County Fire Rescue administrative assistant noticed an $800 iPad charge on the departments monthly AT&T bill. Fire Chief Jim Callahan says it was for an iPad assigned to Capt. Steve Zavalney who never received the device. Druckemiller suddenly retired on Feb. 27 after 31 years with the county. The investigation stalled for a time while Wilson waited on AT&T to provide cell-phone records for his office to review. He said there is no timetable for the grand jury to decide whether to recommend pressing charges against Druckemiller or any other involved parties. The grand jurys term lasts for six months and that can be extended, but they have to decide what theyre going to do within that time period, he said.Gastesi to testifyFrom iPad,1AInstances of dolphinstemporary hearing loss are expected to increase nearly 500 percent, from 8,000 per year to 45,000 per year. The Atlantic Fleet EIS is not to be confused with the NAS Key West air operations EIS that is specific to the Navys Boca Chica Key airfield. The former covers the entire Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The Keys as we know it will change with this EIS. This is Keyswide and everyone will see the impact, Wigington said. The chaff, the explosions, the whales and dolphins washing up on our beaches. The amount of debris in the water; its huge. The plastic pieces; I would say its going to affect a lot of wildlife. Chaff is used as a countermeasure to divert incoming missiles. The Navy proposes to test 30,000 canisters each year, which release a couple million aluminum-coated glass fibers into the air. Among the questions and concerns raised in Monroes comment letter to the Navy: Proposed air combat training would range from 5,700 to 6,840 flights per year, while events including aircraft movement could be as high as 10,881 per year. It is not clear how the number of events translates into the number of takeoffs and landings at NAS Key West, the letter says. The county feels the EIS doesnt adequately address the planned introduction of the F-35, a next-generation airplane taking the place of the F-18 Hornet. The letter asks the Navy to analyze the affect of F-35 jet noise on the public and provide the number of F-35 takeoffs and landings on Boca Chica. Aclarification of timing increases related to takeoffs and landings. If air combat maneuver flights increase from 5,700 to 6,840, the county wants to know the time of day and days of the week those would occur. Aquestion on how the increased training would affect fishermen, aviators, divers and boaters, among others. Avoidance analysis for explosions related to mine neutralization, air-to-air missile and other testing. Given the environmentally sensitive nature of the area, it is not appropriate to initiate a new activity such as explosions without a site-specific analysis of the environmental consequences, the letter says.Issues raisedFrom Navy,1A JOULWAN Y amienJoulwan(Rocky) age57,ofKeyLargo,Florida, passedawayJune26,2012.
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She is a true professional, with time tested wisdom to make the vitally important day to day decisions quickly and eectively... Without concern for politics.EthicsCatherine will try cases in the court room, not the press. She is a woman of impeccable character who has served on the Board and as Chair of the Florida Bars Disciplinary Review Committee.Catherine Vogel is the best, most qualied candidate for Monroe County State Attorney. She awlessly maintains her credentials and will never jeopardize cases with loose public talk.www.vogel2012.com D son went to jail, one was suspended from office, others were fired or resigned. But that's the past; it's time we move on." All three candidates were asked about relations between district administration and the teachers union. Hubbard, a retired corporate attorney, described it as "adversarial," adding the district had a contract with the United Teachers of Monroe and said negotiators failed to sit down with the union and make cuts "together, not unilaterally." Mira-Talbott, whose daughter just graduated from Key West High, said "there's no more room for cuts." She criticized the School Board for cutting teachers and in answer to a follow-up question supported continuing contracts for teachers with tenure. Those contracts include regular raises. Hubbard said he doesn't support that, arguing that teachers shouldn't be allowed to "skate" with protection from tenure, but rather have to "pass or fail day to day. They find out they failed when they're fired." Asked, if given the chance, where they would restore funding in the district, Mira-Talbott said she'd push for more grant writers to attract federal dollars and open up "positive revenue streams." Griffiths cautioned that federal grants are shortterm money and come with lots of strings attached. And, he noted, whatever they fund, they eventually have to be picked up by the district "when the federal money runs out." Hubbard argued for increasing school counselors, which he said would translate into higher graduation rates and improved performance in the classroom. All of the candidates agreed that Florida's increased focus on testing has created problems for students and teachers alike. Mira-Talbott said students "are missing out on the fundamentals" because teachers have to spend so much time prepping students for various tests. Challenged on the fiscal health of the district, Griffiths fired back, correcting the questioner's facts on fund balances. "We're at $4 million," he said, "which is $1.5 million above the state minimum." He said the district is "not in danger of being taken over by the state." He pointed to the 38 percent drop in Monroe County's tax roll since 2008 as the cause for the recurring budget squeeze, adding that all school districts across Florida are going through the same painful cuts. Griffiths said "the freefall of property values is over," noting the recent report from the Monroe County Property Appraiser's Office showing only a half of 1 percent decline in the tax roll (this after back-to-back declines of 12 to 16 percent per year since the real estate bust and economic downturn that began in 2008). The panel asking questions included an attorney, a radio newsman, an arts activist-actor and a Key West business owner.Griffiths defends tenureFrom School Board,1AVogel, Ward square offGrand juries, public access, trial experience and getting tough on public corruption captured the headlines in a fiery debate between two Democrats vying for the job of Monroe County state attorney. Incumbent Dennis Ward traded blows with challenger Catherine Vogel during the Hometown Political Action Committee's candidate forum Monday night at Key West International Airport. Vogel said Ward's law license was suspended when he failed to complete continuing education in 2009 and that should disqualify him from running. "I have never been suspended," Ward fired back, adding that his opponent was "grasping for straws." He said The Florida Bar executive director confirmed Ward was "never suspended" and said the continuing charge "is wrong and it's misleading." That's not the only issue that divided the two during the 40-minute exchange.Vogel criticized Ward and his office for going public about issues, especially before trial, and said national standards for state attorneys should guide prosecutor conduct.Ward said high-profile public corruption investigations and trials during his first four years would continue if he's re-elected and said the press plays a vital role in sending the message: "If you're an elected official and you're going to steal, we'll put you in jail; if you have a pension [and are convicted], we'll take it away. "I will share as much information as possible. We've taken Monroe County a step forward in transparency and the message is: There's a new sheriff in town. We're not going to tolerate public corruption." Vogel emphasized her 27 years of trial experience, much of it as a high-profile prosecutor in Miami-Dade County before coming to the Keys, adding that as chief deputy to former State Attorney Mark Kohl, she added administrative experience and the ability to prioritize cases. "I have that experience; my opponent does not," she said. On the use of grand juries, the two offered differing views. Ward said he always has a grand jury in place to take on cases as warranted. "If an elected official is caught doing something, it allows a grand jury to make that decision" on prosecuting. Vogel cited her record under Kohl and said she "will be pursuing public corruption," citing her successful prosecution of Key West police over battering of suspects as one example of "what I define as public corruption. I went to trial and got convictions."She quoted famed defense attorney Roy Black on the question: Grand jury is where political cases go to die'; it's not necessary to take those before a grand jury. I would bite the bullet and charge those individuals myself."Ward said he was "most proud" of his office's record on prosecuting public corruption since being elected four years ago. "I promised to be tough on public corruption. It's no mystery why we have so many running for School Board and Mosquito Control [Board]; these are areas where I've dealt with public corruption." The winner of the Aug. 14 primary will face the Republican Kohl in November's general election. In other Hometown PAC forums held Monday, three of the four vying to be the Republican nominee for county clerk debated: Matt Gardi, Stuart Kessler and Kevin Madok. Amy Heavlin was a no-show. Two Republicans vying for the District 1 Mosquito Control Board seat also debated: Jill Cranney-Gage and Maggie Gutierrez.Differences are apparentKeynoter Staff ELECTION 2012 More forums plannedCandidate forums for those seeking political office this election season continue to be scheduled. Among them: The Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations holds a forum tonight at the Key Largo library in Trade Winds Plaza, mile marker 101.4 oceanside). Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the forum begins at 6. This is for candidates in the Aug. 14 primary only, not for the Nov. 6 general election. The Key Largo Civic Club hosts a forum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 at the club, 209 Ocean Bay Drive, mile marker 100 oceanside. Candidates for all offices are invited. Candidates will have one minute to introduce themselves, then will be asked a prepared question and have one minute to answer. The Key West Chamber of Commerce holds a forum for the candidates for county clerk and state attorney on July 31 at the Key West Marriott Beachside Resort at U.S. 1 and North Roosevelt Boulevard. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the forum starts at 6. E-mail questions for possible inclusion in the forum to committees@key westchamber.org by July 19th. ELECTION 2012 KEYSNET.COM
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,July 11,2012 ACROSS 1Twitch 4Toil mightily 9Aleutian isle 13Parlor pieces 18Shebat follower 20Eleve's school 21Cut short 22Bring to bear 23Headgear 26Eleanor Roosevelt's column 27Gulfweed 28Major work 29Fathered 30Tropical soapberry tree 31"Exodus"author 32Jim Nabors's Pyle 33Disgruntled 36Actors seek him 38Estrange 41Designer Calvin 42More headgear 44Offspring 45Swenson of "Benson" 46Miss Lee of "Blood and Sand" 47Slacken 48Political district 49___ -jongg 50More headgear 54Ezra Pound unit 55"The ___ Land" 57Work the wok 58Burn residue 59Styx or Jordan 60Corrodes 61Actress Brewster 62Memorable Eddie 64Ltg.source 65Resort city below Tampa 68Value quality 69More headgear 72Lap dog,for short 73Bellow 74Flying prefix 75Cattail,for one 76Action word 77Picturesque motel 78Headgear 82Reagan Attorney General 83Parts of 77 Across 85Kind of space 86Morality watchdog 87"Book of ___":illuminated text 88Fit of temper 89Crow's-nest pole support 90"Love Story"writer 91Take cover 92Put out on the lea 96Subject of discussion 97Headgear showplace 100"Once upon ___..." 101Feels poorly 102Floria,of opera 103Daredevil Knievel 104Sat 105Warp's partner 106Animal's track 107One kind of wind DOWN 1Keep ___ on:watch 2Bright thought 3Singer Vicki 4Abate 5Have ___ on:be infatuated with 6Sonny or Chastity 7On in years 8Improve a photo 9Add to one's collection 10Tie up 11Nursery "piggy" 12Prosperous times 13Meanings of morphemes 14Word with mask or tent 15More headgear 16Smell ___:suspect duplicity 17Porker's place 19Trappings of royalty 24Captured 25TV's Winfrey 29Small cabaret 32Sharon of "Cagney & Lacey" 33Cut out the frills 34Armbone-related 35More headgear 36Friction-proofed 37Brief effort 38Last of a Latin trio 39Rich cake 40Biblical witch's home 42Cheapskate 43Welsh onions 46Perennial also-ran 48Loses intensity 50Turn full circle 51Eye:Prefix 52Roll call features 53One way to keep score 54Groucho prop 56Bishop's headgear 58Gave a hoot 60Cut the lawn again 61Londoner's dad 62Arawak,for one 63United 65Show scorn 66Upper body 67Traffic light color 69"___ of Endearment" 70Parseghian namesakes 71Comic Johnson 74Coral reef 76Take a chance 78Comforted 79Most angular 80Rame's pen name 81Bears witness 82Hostess Perle 84Planned diet 86Mr.Milquetoast 88Has-been's perch? 89Peregrinating Polo 90"And ___ bed" 92Peon's pittance 93Shankar with the sitar 94Henry James's biographer 95Farmer's place 96Faucet 97Playing marble 98Make tracks 99Go one better-Observer crossword puzzle "Toppers" Solution in the July 14 L'Attitudes Crossword solutionSolution to the July 7 puzzle.Swift to roll out duck toursWith the pending purchase of two amphibious tour vehicles from an Albany, N.Y., company, Key West-based Historic Tours of America is prepping to begin offering combination land and water sightseeing trips by mid-August. HTAPresident Ed Swift says the 42-passenger, 40foot Vietnam-era hydra-terra amphibious vehicles, purchased for an undisclosed price from Albany Aqua Ducks, need to be painted and decaled and adapted from their freshwater operation to run in the Southernmost City's saltwater. With the acquisition, HTAnow has three of the floating tour vehicles poised to hit the waters around Key West. Called the Southernmost Duck Tours, this latest venture joins HTA's Conch Tour Train and Old Town Trolley tours. Swift says the tours will include a land-based component similar to that offered on his companies'other tours. Once in the water, they will focus on Key West's maritime heritage, including historical aspects of the U.S. Navy's operation as well as a look at the formerly prominent fishing industry based at the Historic Seaport. "You'll get much more attention to that you do on the land-based tour," Swift says. "We'll also talk about the harbor itself. That's what made Key West Key West, was the deepwater harbor. From the beginning, everyone recognized Key West as a safe harbor." He says the land-based end would include looks at the Southernmost Point, Hemingway House, Customs House and Key West Aquarium but would not, as the Conch Tour Train does, go into neighborhoods and discuss at length local flora, fauna and architecture. "It's going to be much more downtown; it doesn't go into any of the neighborhoods. You'll see less of the vernacular wooden houses and historic houses." Swift says the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Ingham, operated as a floating museum and berthed along the East Quay Wall at the Truman Waterfront, would play a central role on the new tour. The vehicles will enter the water via the Truman Waterfront slipway. Competing tour company City View Trolleys also has plans to begin an amphibious sightseeing operation in Key West. HTAoperates amphibious tours in Washington, D.C., and San Diego. The company also offers land-based tours in those two cities and Boston, Savannah, Ga., and St. Augustine. Swift says the Key West operation has between 75,000 and 100,000 riders each year; nationwide, that number approaches 2 million.3 amphibious vehicles set for AugustKEY WESTLobsterdivers to arrive in drovesAlthough the July 4 holiday week was a busy time, the two-week countdown has started toward the real July season for the Keys tourism industry. The lobster sport-diving days, better known as mini-season, arrive anew July 25 and 26. Atypical year draws about 30,000 lobster divers to the Florida Keys during those two days, according to calculations by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The mini-season gives recreational divers a chance to get a jump on the Aug. 6 start of the regular eight-month lobster season. "It looks great for miniseason," said Brenda Gladwell from the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge. "It's like a big family reunion here every year. It's a lot of fun to see everybody." The Lower Keys waterfront business with more than 170 campsites and 16 rooms is not completely booked but soon will be, Gladwell said. "It has been a busy summer and lobster mini-season is looking good," said Deb Gillis, who manages 54 rooms at her Islamorada motels, including the Sunset Inn and Keys Lantern. Gillis noted that some regular mini-season visitors have changed their lobster diving trip to the opening of regular season, when fewer regulations are in place. In addition to a ban on night diving in the Keys during the two days, unincorporated Monroe County and several municipalities have declared a dive ban within 300 feet of shore during mini-season. While some divers complain about the lack of shore diving, the nearshore ban seems to have resolved many conflicts between waterfront property owners and ardent divers who poke around beneath private docks. FWC Officer Bobby Dube said the most notable change in Keys lobster-diving rules for the 2012 mini-season is that Layton on Long Key has joined the nearshore dive ban. Only Key West has no such ban. Monroe County's ordinance for the unincorporated areas was changed in 2011 to ban nearshore diving three days ahead of mini-season, which means the county ban starts July 22 this year. Others areas closed to lobster harvesting during miniseason include Biscayne Bay and Card Sound, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and Florida Bay waters of Everglades National Park and the Dry Tortugas. The Lobster Information Booth will open in Key Largo at mile marker 106 bayside on July 21 to brief divers on rules, closed areas and proper harvesting techniques. Last year, one person, a 54year-old Massachusetts man, died while diving for lobster at the Upper Keys reef. No one died in the 2010 season when the threat of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill seemed to depress diving activity. But in the four sport-diving seasons from 2005-2009, a total of 12 divers died in Florida Keys waters. Dive-medical experts with the Divers Alert Network caution divers particularly those over age 50 to stay in shape before mini-season and take care not to exert themselves in the fevered pursuit of spiny lobster.Lodgings say bookings are solidMINI-SEASON This is what brings tens of thousands of divers to the Keys for mini-season: The delectable Florida lobster.New protected areas proposedSome spots in Florida Keys waters have been proposed as new marine protected areas to safeguard fishing spawning grounds. Sites including the Warsaw Hole and Western Dry Rocks in the Lower Keys, and a deepwater shipwreck off Key Largo, are among areas recommended by an advisory group to the federal South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Board members and staff from the federal agency will hold an Aug. 9 hearing in Key Largo to hear comments from commercial fishermen and recreational anglers on the proposal, among other issues. The new protected areas, ranging from North Carolina to Key West, were proposed primarily to safeguard the populations of speckled hind and Warsaw grouper, two species considered heavily overfished. "In the Florida Keys, speckled hind and Warsaw grouper are now so rare that the [marine protected area work group] concentrated on looking at spawning aggregations for all deeper reef fish as a proxy" for possible spawning of the two targeted species, says a May report from the advisory panel. The Keys areas under discussion: Western Dry Rocks, in 110 feet of water about one mile southwest of Key West. The area is known a mutton-snapper spawning site, and also has populations of red grouper, black grouper and red snapper. Warsaw Hole is a deepwater hump literally, an underwater mountain from 200 to 400 feet deep near Cosgrove Shoal Light, south of the Marquesas. The Vitrick Wreck off Key Largo, also known as the Motorcycle Wreck. A World War II victim, the wreck runs from 120 to 300 feet deep. Some other deep Keys wrecks, including the Wilkes Barre, also were suggested as protected areas. The South Atlantic hearing also will have discussion on king mackerel issues and some commercial reporting rules. The session runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Key Largo Grande resort, mile marker 97.Red snapper closesRecreational fishing for red snapper in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico ends after Tuesday. The 46-day season was extended by six days this summer because of bad weather in early June.Fishery panel takes comment on Aug.9KEYS FISHINGBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBoat missing since SaturdayThe U.S. Coast Guard has been searching for a man who went out on his boat Saturday morning off the Keys and never returned as planned. Missing is Barond Van Der Hoven, 50, of Key West. The Coast Guard says it was notified by Blackfin Marina employees that Van Der Hoven left on his 21-foot center-console boat from the Marathon marina around 8 a.m. and never returned at 2 p.m. as expected. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders quickly launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon boat and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft. The Hercules crew found the boat stranded approximately one mile South of Duck Key, with no sign of Van Der Hoven.MIDDLE KEYSVessel found mile south of Duck Key
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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the City at (305)289-5020, at least seven days prior to the public hearing. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City within 20 days of this notice. If a person wishes to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. The Assessments were originally imposed in 2009 to fund construction of roadway improvements in the Avenue K assessment area. The assessment for each parcel of property is based on the number of lots attributable to such parcel. Unless prepaid, the annual assessment will include your share of the principal, interest and collection cost. The maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $1,402 per lot. Amore specific description is set forth in the Initial Assessment Resolution adopted by the City Council on June 9, 2009. Copies of the Initial Assessment Resolution, the plans and specifications for the roadway improvements, and the preliminary Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the offices of the City Manager, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. The City Council intends to collect the assessments in not to exceed ten (10) annual assessments, the first of which was included on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2009. Future annual assessments may be prepaid at the option of the property owner.If you have any questions, please contact Community Services at (305)289-4115.CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 Published Keynoter 7-11-12 NOTICE OFHEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OFSPECIALASSESSMENTSNotice is hereby given that the City of Marathon, Florida, will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of special assessments against certain parcels of property located in the City. The hearing well be held at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be hear, on August 14,2012, Marathon Government Center, EOC Room, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed Assessment Area and assessments. In accordance wit the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the City at (305) 289-5020, at least seven days prior to the public hearing. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the City within 20 days of this notice. If a person wishes to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim records is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. The assessments have been proposed to fund the on-going maintenance of stormwater collection and treatment facilities. The assessment for each parcel of property will be based, in part, on the number of equivalent residential units attributable to such parcel. The maximum annual assessment is estimated to be $120.00 per ERU. Amore specific description is set forth in the Preliminary Assessment Resolution adopted by the City Council on July 27, 2010. Copies of the Preliminary Assessment Resolution and the preliminary Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the offices of the City Manager, located at 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the non-ad valorem tax bill, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which many result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact Stormwater Utility at (305)289-5005. CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDAPublished Keynoter 7-11-12 CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 County already in the holeIts a long way from cutting a check, but Monroe County is set to put $3.8 million aside next week in case its forced to pay back 10 years worth of disputed Medicaid claims. That and another pending lawsuit over employee contributions to the Florida Retirement System could make for a difficult budget season. Monroe is one of 55 counties involved in a Florida Association of Counties lawsuit against the state Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Revenue. The aim is to overturn House Bill 5301, which strips counties of the right to dispute Medicaid claims and demands repayment of retroactive bills from November 2001 through April this year. The state Legislature approved it this past session. The retroactive bills are $3.8 million, but the county is also on the hook for an estimated $800,000 per year moving forward. County Budget Director Tina Boan said Monroe County Clerk Danny Kolhage is requiring the county to budget for the money because its a liability were looking at. The County Commission will consider the item at its July 18 meeting in Key West. Administrator Roman Gastesi said theres little chance the lawsuit will be resolved before a final budget is adopted in September. Well have to put some money aside. We should be OK. Weve had a couple of stronger years; our reserves are in pretty good shape. It just further defers some things we want to do, he said. The FRS lawsuit could end up costing the county another $1.4 million. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law mandatory 3 percent contributions to the FRS from all public employees, but Leon Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford ruled that violates rights to collectively bargain over conditions of employment. If Fulfords decision holds up, Monroe would have to pay back employees who gave the 3 percent the past two years. The commission meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Harvey Government Center in Key West. Other agenda items include: Adiscussion on who will replace Commissioner Sylvia Murphy on the Monroe County Value Adjustment Board.Murphy resigned her seat on the five-member board, which hears appeals of property assessments, on June 11, citing a lack of confidence in the county Property Appraisers Office.Property Appraiser Karl Borglum drew widespread criticism when he withdrew his candidacy for his job and his employee Scott Russell finalized his just hours before the noon qualifying deadline on June 8. 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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,July 11,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALFlat property values are OKLETTERS TO THE EDITORCroc fear is baselessThere has never been an attack on a human by an American crocodile. Have a healthy respect for them, leave them alone and they will leave you alone. Crocs were here before us; we are the invasive species. Tourists come to the Keys to see something different, a natural environment with its creatures. If the tourists only want a nice beach, Miami has very nice beaches. The average number of deaths per year in the U.S.: Car accidents, 40,000; murders, 17,000; drowning, 3,306; bee/wasp stings, 50; lightning strike, 50; dog bite, 30; horse, 20; spider bite, six; rattlesnake, five; bull, three; mountain lion, one; and shark, one. Should we exterminate dogs and bees, ban the use of cars, stop swimming or move away from Florida? Florida has a high number of lightning and drowning deaths. Miami has the highest violent crime rate in the U.S. We should respect and not fear sharks. We have far more of them than we will ever have crocs, and there have been nearly 1,000 shark attacks and none by American crocs. You are 50 times more likely to be killed by lightning or bees than a shark. With an average of 3,306 deaths per year due to drowning in the U.S., more than 400 of these in Florida, it's drowning we should fear, not crocs. Before we wish extinction on a wonderful creature that has survived since the dinosaur age, let's consider the facts. Crocodiles in Australia are far more aggressive and dangerous; this may be why people fear them. Have a healthy respect for the crocodile; don't approach it, leave it alone and it will leave you alone. The croc was here before man and has never attacked a human; this should prove we can live together peacefully. Wayne Carter Islamorada This is the Card Sound Road toll booth entering Monroe County from Miami-Dade County. Newspaper spins newsI was amazed, then appalled, by your editorial on the Fourth of July, our nation's birthday. The Bill of Rights offered the freedom of free speech and entrusted the public media to freely report to the public accurate stories. I have always supposed that included the editorial writers, but I may be wrong. The editorial in the Keynoter on July 4 criticized Gov. Rick Scott for spreading misinformation. You were delighted because he was designated as "pants on fire" by a political watchdog group. That may be true; I am not writing about Gov. Scott. I am writing the editor. Who watchdogs you? You wrote in your editorial about Medicare expansion. Could you please elaborate? I don't remember hearing about Medicare, a purely federal benefit, being expanded. If so, why should the states care? The reason is that Medicare is not being expanded. You got your proposed programs wrong. Please publish what the expansion may be and why it is controversial. Gov. Scott has good reason to be concerned. Nobody should believe what you say about health-care reform since you don't seem to have the facts correct in something as simple as the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Readers should also be aware about the spin you put on this matter. Susana May TavernierOfficial shows school biasAs a parent to two young children, I feel lucky to live in the Upper Keys. Not only do we enjoy life in paradise but, for such a tiny island community, we are blessed with many fantastic schools to choose from when it comes time to educate our kids. Having the choice of which school is the best for your specific child's needs is certainly a good thing. We have friends who are delighted with the education their kids are getting from the Ocean Reef Academy to Island Christian School, and all schools in between, including two Montessori charter schools, a private Montessori school and two high-performing traditional public schools, including Plantation Keys School, where my children attend. That being said, we also have friends who have pulled their children out of each of those institutions because they were not satisfied with the education their children were receiving. Again, choice is a good thing because education is not, and should not be, one size fits all. Reading a recent column by Gerard Robinson, Florida's education commissioner, which was clearly designed to inform families of Florida's commitment to school choice, made me wonder if he had ever visited the schools in the Upper Keys and it makes me fear for the future of our traditional public schools. Mr. Robinson claims that school choice is not "about one type of school being better than another," but then goes on to point out all the benefits that non-traditional schools have over traditional. He appears to have a bias against the traditional school. Most of the negative statements he made about traditional school just do not apply to PKS or Key Largo School, two highly performing schools with enthusiastic staffs and exciting programs. He states that charter schools are given more freedom to be innovative "often providing more effective programs to a diverse group of students while still meeting the same, if not higher, standards" as traditional schools. To the contrary, I believe it has been shown that, at least in the Lower Keys, the charter schools have a less-diverse population and, here in the Upper Keys, I believe all the schools perform to essentially the same high standard. Perhaps the education commissioner should look for ways to allow more freedoms, and funding, to the highly performing traditional schools so they can freely compete with the non-traditional schools. When the commissioner of education appears to have a bias toward non-traditional education, I worry about the future of education in our county and state. If public education becomes privatized, no one will win. Rather than looking for ways to give us more choice, I suggest he focus more on convincing the Legislature to return to fully funding the fantastic schools we already have. Sue Woltanski TavernierNot our NormanI have been asked several times over the past week if our mayor is the same Norm Anderson associated with the Veolia/Islamorada wastewater project, and just to clarify, the Norm Anderson you have read about associated with the above-mentioned project is not our mayor, Norman S. Anderson. I hope this clarifies any confusion. Mimi Young Layton city clerk It's far better than more slides, which would mean more service cutsThis is one of those good news, bad news stories. The headline in Saturday's Keynoter read: "Property values remain flat." There are two ways to look at that. First, Florida Keys values didn't continue to go down like they have for the past four years. That's the good news part. Now, the bad news: That means no relief yet in paying for government services ranging from teachers to fire fighters to parks maintenance staff. Virtually all Keys taxing authorities have tightened their belts, eliminated programs, reduced staff, delayed capital improvements and taken other steps to balance their budgets.Rather prominently, the School District has gone through multiple rounds of cuts the past three years that lopped $13 million off the district's operating budgets, which is now projected to be $79 million for fiscal 2012-13.That hurt, which became obvious during Monday night's Hometown Political Action Committee candidate debate in Key West.The District 2 School Board candidates faced tough questioning from a panel assembled by the Hometown PAC.Incumbent Andy Griffiths took the brunt of it, since he's been on the board longer than anyone else and even that became an issue. His challengers, Howard Hubbard and Yvette Mira-Talbot, have not previously held elected office. Both challengers cited cuts in teacher ranks, elimination of programs and mandatory unpaid furloughs as examples of too much cutting and wondered aloud about a $12 million surplus the district had not that many years ago.Griffiths defended the tough cuts as necessary, he said, because of dramatic declines in the county's property values, which deflated the tax roll: "It went from $29 billion to $19 billion that's a 38 percent drop in value." He also challenged questions about the district being on the brink of financial collapse and state takeover. "We're at $4 million [in reserves] and that's $1.5 million above the state minimum." Mira-Talbot argued for new funding streams, urging grant writers be hired to pursue federal grants that would help pay for teachers and programs cut by the district the past three years. Hubbard argued that "a little better foresight and planning" would have made the difference, avoiding the need for such drastic cuts. Griffiths focused on where cuts have been made most heavily in administration, down 29 percent as a better gauge. He summed up the lament heard from lots of other elected officials this time around. "When you have a 38 percent drop in value, that's huge."When viewed through that lens, perhaps Saturday's headline about property values being flat should be viewed as a glass that's only half-empty. And it triggers hope by everyone regardless of party or politics that it won't get drained any further in subse quent years.That would be good news for all.Visitor dies while snorkelingALittle Rock, Ark., man died while snorkeling with his 16-year-old son Monday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's office. The two were traveling with a Boy Scouts group visiting the Scouts'Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada. Deputy Becky Herrin said James Faulkner, 55, and his son were snorkeling with a group from Sea Base. There were two sailboats and they headed to the Hens and Chickens reef off Plantation Key shortly after 1 p.m. She said the son saw his father floating, unresponsive, on the surface. He yelled for help and people aboard a nearby private vessel went to his aid, pulling Faulkner from the water. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified and responded, and took Faulkner to shore, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation en route. At Mariners Hospital, Faulkner was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.Arkansas man was here with Boy ScoutsUPPER KEYS www.keysnet.com State looking into GentileAlready the subject of an internal probe being conducted by Monroe County School District attorneys, district Chief of Staff Ken Gentile is now being investigated by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The issue is Gentile's claim on his resume, submitted to the district ahead of his April 2010 hiring as chief internal auditor, that he is a licensed certified public accountant in Florida and New York. He has never held the designation in Florida and not in New York since 1993. On June 21, DBPR Investigation Specialist Christopher Hughes notified district Human Resources Director Cheryl Allen and Chief Financial Officer Michael Kinneer that "an investigation is now underway regarding this issue." Hughes requested copies of Gentile's resume, employment application, engagement letter, audits conducted "and any other related information." According to the DBPRs' website, Gentile would be made aware that he is the subject of an investigation but he says DPBR has not contacted him. Hughes'letter says the state investigation was prompted when it "received information" indicating Gentile was "advertising himself" as a CPA"and conducting CPAwork." Gentile has maintained that at no point in his Keys job has he actually performed CPAwork. For example, CPAs can perform audits; accountants without the designation can't. School Board Chairman John Dick says he will confer with the School District's attorney, Dirk Smits, to determine the state's timeframe and base his follow-up on that. "I will not drop it," Dick vowed. "What I will find out is how far the state investigation is going. Let's see what they say about the whole thing." Dick says he will bring up the matter when the board meets on July 23 beginning at 10 a.m. in the district's Key West headquarters on Trumbo Point. "I'd love to have a decision from the state as to what they feel about this," Dick says. "I am not going to drop it." Last month, Larry Murray, a former member of the district's Audit and Finance Committee and now a candidate for the District 3 School Board seat being vacated by Duncan Mathewson, brought the issue to Superintendent Jesus Jara's attention. Gentile, in previous emails and interviews, has characterized the scrutiny of his CPAstatus as being done to further "personal and political agendas." He has said he will do whatever is necessary to become a licensed CPAin Florida. Gentile has also declined to make public documentation validating his claim to be a certified internal auditor. That designation is conferred by the non-governmental Institute of Internal Auditors and licensure records are not subject to public records requests; Gentile declined to provide applicable records and refused to sign a waiver granting access to the Keynoter.Investigation starts into CPA labelMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Wednesday,July 11,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com ALMOST DOUGHNUT TIME Business Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNA new Dunkin'Donuts and Marathon Petroleum gas station at 73rd Street and U.S.1 in Marathon is nearly complete.The pumps and gas tanks have been installed,the parking lot is paved and the landscaping is in.Now just the final touches are being put in on the interior.There used to be a Miami Subs on the lot.Did money manager die in shame or escape?The letter left the distinct impression Aubrey Lee Price planned to kill himself. "My time has just run out. I die and will be buried in shame and regret as I should," said the rambling, confessional letter sent to business associates just before Price disappeared last month. Authorities say he told some he planned to jump to his death off a ferry out of Key West. The source of the one-time Atlanta financial advisor's shame: Some $23 million in losses for clients over the past two years. Federal prosecutors say he also embezzled $17 million from a troubled south Georgia bank that a Price-led group had helped save but was shut down Friday in the wake of the soured investment scheme. But federal authorities and some of the clients think Price may still be alive and on the lam possibly in South America, where it's believed he owns property and once did church mission work. The FBI last week sought a warrant for Price's arrest, and the Securities and Exchange Commission accuses him in a civil complaint of defrauding investors. Price was last seen in Key West boarding a ferry headed to Fort Myers, according to federal authorities. Friends and colleagues received the letter a few days later. "I don't believe he's dead. I believe he planned for this exit," said Wendy Cross, an Atlantan who says she lost her $364,000 nest egg by investing with Price. More than a year ago, Price was in the news for helping rescue tiny Montgomery Bank & Trust in Ailey, Ga., 170 miles southwest of Atlanta. The bank was on the brink of becoming another fatality in the string of failures that followed the housing bust. In December 2010 a firm controlled by Price poured in $10 million of investment money. That convinced employees, long-time shareholders and customers of the little bank to pump an additional $4 million into the struggling institution. Price became a director and investment chief. Now it appears that feelgood story turned into a financial potboiler. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Eastern New York accuse Price of funneling the bank's investor capital into accounts he controlled at other banks and providing false bank statements to Montgomery Bank management. The alleged scheme appears to have cost the Ailey bank as much as $17 million, precipitating its downfall. Price's primary investment firm, PFG, also had individual clients such as Cross, who said her account is empty and she has no idea where the money went. The 20-plus page letter titled "Confidential Confession For Regulators," bearing Price's name at the end, said his primary investment groups are "essentially bankrupt," and that he is "100 percent responsible" for client losses he purposely obscured. The letter quotes Scripture warnings about the pitfalls of pursuing wealth and defying God, and rails against bankers, regulators and the pressure cooker industry of money management. The FBI said a recent U.S. Coast Guard search off the Florida coast turned up nothing. Price frequently traveled to Guatemala and Venezuela, where the FBI said it is believed he owns real estate. The FBI also has said Price might own a boat large enough to make it from Florida to Venezuela. Asked if he believes Price is alive, W. Shawn Murnahan, senior trial counsel for the SEC in Atlanta, said, "As far as I know, no body has been found, so we have to consider that [a] possibility."He reportedly was last seen in Key WestMcClatchy-TribuneBANKINGSouthwest Airlines will try out live TVSouthwest Airlines, which took over AirTran's flights between Key West and Orlando and Key West and Tampa, plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to more aircraft by mid-July. Southwest plans to swap out AirTran planes in the Keys by November. The airline said Thursday that it would offer seven sports and news channels for passengers to watch on their own devices. Southwest said it will test prices from $3 to $8 during a trial period. Passengers will need a WiFi-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Live TVwill be offered separately from wireless Internet access and customers won't have to buy Internet access to watch TV. The Southwest channels: NBC Sports, MLB (Major League Baseball), NFLNetwork, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox Business News. Southwest hired Row 44 to provide the service, which the airline plans to expand to 20 planes by mid-July. Southwest said that if the service is successful, it will be added to all the airline's WiFienabled planes by the end of the year. The airline has about 550 Boeing 737 jets including about 250 with WiFi. It plans to outfit 70 percent of its fleet by the end of 2013. Airlines have been expanding in-flight entertainment options such as Internet access to distinguish themselves from other airlines that often sell tickets for about the same price. JetBlue Airways and Virgin America have offered live TVprogramming on seat-back screens for several years at no extra fee. They provide 36 and 18 channels, respectively. Frontier Airlines sells 25 channels of live satellite TVon its larger planes for $6, with elitelevel frequent fliers getting it free. United charges $6 for flights under two hours and $8 for longer ones but hasn't outfitted its entire fleet. Separately, Delta Air Lines said Thursday that it will offer Internet access on international flights beginning early next year. Delta's entire domestic fleet is already outfitted for WiFi, but airlines have been slower to add the service on overseas routes partly because they need satellites to get a signal over the middle of the ocean, not the land-based transmission signals often used within the U.S.Other airlines already have the serviceAssociated PressAIRLINES BUSINESS BRIEFSDott and Natal join Hawks CayHawks Cay Resort on Duck Key has added new Director of Food and Beverage Kevin Dott and Executive Chef Juan Natal, who formerly worked at the 60-acre resort. Dott brings several years of hospitality-related food and beverage experience to the resort. He came from the Woodstock Inn and Resort in Vermont, where he was director of food and beverage. He has also held various executivelevel positions at resorts and restaurants in West Virginia, New York and Texas. Dott graduated from Florida Inter-national University with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management. Natal returned to Hawks Cay after sharpening his skills at hotels and restaurants in the United States and Caribbean, including the Loews Miami Beach, Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami and Capital Hilton in Wash-ington, D.C. Natal holds a culinary degree from Johnson and Wales University in Miami.Nurse Bell receives hospital awardMedical/Surgical Unit Nurse Marti Bell has received the Daisy A-ward for Extraordinary Nurses at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier. The award is part of a nationwide program that recognizes extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care by nurses. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program of the Daisy Foundation in Glen Ellen, Calif., founded in 1999 by a family whose ill son received extraordinary health care. Bell's fellow nurses nominated the 11-year hospital employee for the award.How to save before taking offFor some, summer travel means going no farther than the backyard with a blanket and a book. For others, it's a whole lot more complicated, involving planes, trains and automobiles and a lot more gear. Whether you're heading on a road trip or flying to your desired destination this summer, here are some trusty travel tips to save you time and money:Protect stuffBefore you travel, find out what your insurance covers. Under most homeowner/renter policies, your possessions luggage, clothes etc. will be covered if lost or stolen, whether you're in California or Calcutta. Minus your deductible, of course. Some credit card companies also provide theft coverage. When packing, take a picture of your suitcase and its contents. "Spread everything out on the bed, so if you have to make a claim, you'll know what you have," said Michele Adams, a State Farm Insurance agent in Sacramento. If you have expensive extras cameras, jewelry, sports equipment or tech gear you might want a "personal articles" policy. Typically, there's no deductible and policies can cost as little as $40 a year, depending on what's covered. However, some "personal articles" policies don't cover tablets and smartphones.Prep for loss Make a copy of all your travel documents passports, itinerary, plane tickets, hotel reservations. Leave one set behind with a friend or family member; keep an extra set in your luggage. Include toll-free numbers for your credit cards, so you can immediately cancel the card if lost or stolen. If staying in a hotel, take a cell-phone photo of the exterior, in case you get lost or can't communicate with a cabdriver. Or carry the hotel's postcard, stationery sheet or business card. "Always use a hotel safe" to lock up valuables when leaving your room, says veteran travel columnist Ed Perkins of SmarterTravel.com. If something happens, file a police report, if possible, which can help with insurance claims.Avoid ID theft Weed out the wallet, said Ken Lin, CEO of consumer website CreditKarma.com. You don't need your Macy's card while hiking in the Sierra Nevada. Same for your Social Security card, library card, gym membership or anything with personal information that can "encourage identity theft or access to your life. Don't use an ATM on a random corner or in out-ofthe-way locations. "Use a bank ATM in a well-lit public place," said Lin, noting that thieves can install PIN "sniffers" that read your card. When using a public WiFi connection for your laptop, find a trusted source, such as your hotel. "Anyone can make it say Free Public'connection, said Lin, "but it could be just a random stranger" trying to steal personal data. It's OK to send emails or look up maps and restaurants at an Internet cafe, but don't access bank accounts or financial information on a public computer, he said. Always remember to log off.Credit cards Call your credit card issuers to let them know your travel dates. Otherwise, if they spot a purchase in Ireland or Orlando, they may try contacting you to confirm it's legitimate. If you can't be reached, banks may flag an out-of-country purchase as identity theft and freeze your card. If traveling overseas, beware of "foreign transaction" fees that can add 2 to 3 percent to every purchase. The good news: In recent months, a number of banks have issued no-foreigntransaction-fee cards. To see a list of traveler-friendly credit cards, go to comparison sites like CardHub.com or LowCards.com. Bring two credit cards, a main card and one kept separate as a backup, in case the primary one is lost or stolen. If traveling as a couple, "each of you can carry a different card," said SmarterTravel's Perkins.Booking roomsWhen booking a room, call the hotel directly instead of the 800 number for a better chance at negotiating price, said Jeanette Pavini, a San Francisco Bay Areabased consumer savings writer with Coupons.com. And, she notes, a hotel's "special" rate is not necessarily its lowest rate. Don't ask for specials; ask specifically for the lowest price. Pavini's other tips: Look for recently opened hotels, which often offer "rock-bottom rates and perks to get people in the door." Request a corner room to get more space for the same price.Amusement parksTo save money on souvenirs like "autograph books and mouse ears," buy them online ahead of time, Pavini said. "Wrap them up and surprise your child the morning of your theme park adventure, so it still feels like a special treat." She also recommends buying admission tickets online, which can be cheaper than at the gate. Look for ticket savings at warehouse club stores, coupon sites and by going weekdays, instead of crowded weekends. And consider annual passes, which can pay off in as little as two visits.Cell phonesIf you're going overseas with a cell phone, be wary: Travelers can unwittingly rack up hundreds of dollars in roaming fees. Call your cell phone carrier and ask about international calling plans. It can make the difference between paying $3.50 a minute in China for outgoing calls, for instance, vs. 49 cents.Don't allow travel woes to ruin vacationMcClatchy-TribunePERSONAL FINANCE DOTT BELL NATAL
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 11,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Mapping the wrecks Two men hope to chart all of the shipwrecks scattered along the Florida Keys seafloor. Story, 3B Filling a need A trio of nuns from Tanzania finds its calling helping the needy of Key West. Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle LITTLE LEAGUEKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWUpper Keys teammates welcome Aiden Hawkins to the plate after the Age 11-12 standout homered against Marathon in Saturday's Little League District 8 contest in Key Largo.Marathon no match for Upper KeysThe Upper Keys all-stars got a welcome victory Saturday, defeating local rival Marathon in the Age 11-12 Little League District 8 Tournament in Key Largo. Marathon (0-3) spent the tournament learning what it takes to compete at the district level. "It definitely was a learning experience for them," Marathon head coach Roberto Garcia said. "Our guys are the best in Marathon but now they know what it takes when they go against these bigger leagues," Garcia said. "They'll get serious about practices and getting ready to play these games." The Upper Keys took advantage of Marathon's thin pitching rotation for an 18-0 final in four innings. It was the first win for the Upper Keys (1-2) in the South Pool of the district tournament at the Key Largo Community Park. Upper Keys catcher Aiden Hawkins homered in the top of the fourth inning, giving him a 3-for-3 day with three runs scored. First baseman Connor Rhyne also delivered a 3-for-3 game with three runs scored. Zane Absten, Luke Townsend, Camren Carter, Levi Houston and Mike Omuletz each scored twice. Head coach Jim Rhyne's Upper Keys lineup opened with three runs in the first inning, then sent a dozen hitters to the plate in a nine-run second inning.Omuletz, the Upper Keys starting pitcher, struck out two Marathon hitters with runners in scoring position in the first, and got a strikeout to end the Marathon second with runners on the bags.Marathon shortstop Randy Culmer played well defensively and cracked a long double in the fourth inning. Catcher Jonathan Aquino provided a steady backstop for the Middle Keys squad. Marathon infielders Mike Campanioni, Luis Leon and Liekel Padilla also made solid defensive plays.Kendall (3-0) leads the South Pool standings with Doral (2-1) in second. Only the top two teams advance to the District 8 semifinals.Hawkins and Rhyne lead offense with 3 hitsBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comMinors fall in title gameAlate rally by the Upper Keys drew cheers from local fans at Sunday's championship game of the Age 9-10 Little League District 8 Tournament, but Kendall's all-stars held on to claim a 128 victory and take the pennant.Trailing 10-1 after three innings of the six-inning contest, the Upper Keys team scratched out two runs in the fourth and exploded for five in the fifth. What had been a walkover for unbeaten Kendall (5-0) suddenly turned into a 10-8 thriller at the Key Largo Community Park. Kendall, which won the South Pool, assembled a tworun rally in the bottom of the fifth, then held the Upper Keys scoreless in the sixth to end the contest. The Upper Keys (3-2) claimed silver medals as the second-place team in the eight-team district after beating the North Pool winner in the semifinals to reach the title game at home. Bryce Bynum, who pitched three solid innings for the Upper Keys in relief, went 3-for-3 at the plate against Kendall. Bynum's two-run triple was the big hit of the fifthinning rally. Isiah Cosme drew a leadoff walk, followed by first baseman Hunter Dixon's single. Second baseman Kyle Richards swatted an RBI double that rolled to the fence. Dillon Walters, who walked, and Richards came home to score on Bynum's extra-bagger. Krystopher Velunza, Walters and Bynum helped the Upper Keys get back in the game with two hits in the two-run fourth inning. Bynum singled and scored for the lone Upper Keys run on the first two innings. Kendall took the early lead with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first. In the second, Kendall batted around with a pair of doubles and two singles to bring in the eight scores that provided the winning margin. Kendall ended with eight hits; the Upper Keys had seven.Zach Rodriguez worked behind the plate for the Upper Keys. Infielders Nick DiMaggion and Walters caught a Kendall runner in a well-played rundown between second and third to get out of a fourth-inning jam.Jason Richards, Alan Dixon, Tom Rodriguez and Fabian Placencia coached the Upper Keys squad.LITTLE LEAGUEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgKeys Juniors might be doneThe Upper Keys Juniors split their four games in this week's Age 13-14 Little League District 8 Tournament at Doral.That slate could have the Upper Keys finishing third in the five-team circuit. Barring a big upset in other lateround games earlier this week, that could strand the Upper Keys just short of making the July 14 championship game. "We should have done a little better but ran out of pitching," Upper Keys head coach Bryan O'Berry said Monday. "We had more [offensive] horsepower." The Keys club won its first two games but than ran into title contenders Doral and Homestead on consecutive days last weekend. Things were going well Saturday for the Upper Keys, taking an early lead against unbeaten Doral. "Doral roared back to steal the 7-5 victory," O'Berry said. "Our boys played an outstanding game," the coach said. "Acouple mistakes cost us but I thought we outplayed [Doral]."Upper Keys standout Jose Lima doubled in an early Upper Keys rally against Homestead on Sunday, but Homestead's lineup answered with a 13-2 final off seven hits, accounting for nine runs battled in.Keys relief pitcher Jack Rentz did his part, allowing Homestead just three runs over more than four innings. "Homestead jumped on us early and we were not able to recover," O'Berry said.The Upper Keys swamped North Miami Beach, 13-2, July 5 as Lima and Cody Richards combined to throw a no-hitter. They struck out six Beach hitters and walked six. Lima doubled twice and singled. He delivered two hits in the fourth inning as the Keys batted around to seal the win.Brent Glascock launched the first home run of his Little League career, a threerun shot that ended the game early under the 10-run rule. An RBI single by Chris O'Berry sparked a three-run rally in the first that put the Upper Keys ahead to stay.LITTLE LEAGUEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Destination: The reefAlthough the dolphin bite has improved, the reef remains the go-to venue for consistent action. As the waters become increasingly warmer, the greater depths provide steadier action than the shallows. There are plenty of yellowtails with a nice mingling of mangroves and muttons. Good keeper-size yellowtails are being caught 45 to 50 feet and deeper, and there are reports of flags up to 22 inches coming in every day. The night mangrove bite has really turned on in the 40to 60-foot depths, with lots of threeto six-pound fish taken on pinfish and pilchards. They're also taking chunks of ballyhoo drifted back in the slick. When night fishing, remember to douse all outboard lighting, as it spooks the mangroves. Use your interior and anchor lights only.The wrecks are still holding a few muttons and amberjacks. And there are keeper grouper on the deep edge of the reef in 80 to 90 feet of water.Now that the full moon has passed, fishing for dolphin has most definitely come alive. There are loads of schoolies with occasional bigger fish in the 20to 30pound class. Tons of sublegal fish are out there, too, so be sure to measure any you think are close to the 20inch fork limit.The week's bestCapt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hook's Marina in Marathon, reports the yellowtail bite in 80 feet of water is about as good as it gets, with flags from 17 to 22 inches coming into the boat on a regular basis. His anglers are also catching monster mangroves. Capt. Howard Kelley, of FinChaser Charters out of Captain Pip's Marina in Marathon, is having great success with the night mangrove bite. His anglers are catching limits of fat mangies from three to six pounds. Also docked at Captain Pip's, Capt. Jeff Shelar, of Catch-Em-All Charters, reports a few dolphin in the rips anywhere from 18 to 24 miles out. On the reef, he's catching nice mangrove and yellowtail snapper, along with hogfish when there is little or no current. His client, Shy Patel from St. Louis, released a 400-pluspound Goliath grouper that ate a seven-pound jack crevalle on the reef. And in the bay, Shelar is finding big schools of jacks and sharks. The SeaSquared hosted multiple families for trips to the reef.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, SeaSquared @bellsouth.net and www.Sea Squared-Charters.com. For more of this report, go to www.KeysNet.com.FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson Captain'sColumn
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,July 11,2012 LivingFrom Tanzania to the Keys:Culture shockThey grew up as poor farm girls from large families in rural Tanzania villages, where houses are made from grass and mud, English is spoken with a British accent and Mount Kilimanjaro looms majestically. At young ages, Mary Mushi, Marietha Kimaro and Euphemia Kimario all knew they wanted to spend their lives serving God, and joined the Sisters of the Holy Spirit of Tanzania. They never expected that calling would lead thousands of miles away to a strange island, where people live in air conditioning, burly men dress in short skirts and high heels, and chickens run around everywhere but nobody eats them. "Not in a million years did they think they would end up in Key West," said Father John Baker of St. Mary Star of the Sea, the oldest Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Miami that became a basilica this year. Now, nearly four years later, St. Mary's doesn't know what it would do without the Sisters'tireless service to the needy, teaching to the kids and ready smiles for everyone. And the Sisters now call Key West their second home. "People say, Thank you a lot,'" Sister Mary said. "That is really nice." Even Miami Heat supporters owe a bit of gratitude to them. Sisters Marietha and Euphemia are big fans who prayed for the team, and especially for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, during the NBAFinals. "That's to their credit," Father John said, smiling. "It shows they are holy and good women. Obviously, the Heat is God's favorite team." Coming to America, and especially the liberal tourist town of Key West, was a culture shock for the sisters. They all said they were a little scared when they first were told about their new ministry. They believed Americans all talked fast, were wealthy and would think they were uncivilized. But they had taken vows of obedience, and their superiors told them that they were needed in Key West. Sisters Mary, 49, and Marietha, 37 along with their provincial superior, Sister Inviolata Kessy arrived in Margaritaville in August 2008. (Euphemia, 46, replaced Inviolata last year). It did not take long for them to realize that Key West, where the average house price was around $700,000, did indeed need their loving presence, open hearts, religious passion and their much-needed help. Baker had to think hard to list all of the nun's continuous good works. Seven days a week, they graciously serve the parish of about 1,200 families, as well as the needy of the Lower Keys. At the soup kitchen for the homeless, they cook and serve meals, trying to make them tastier "African style." They also help at the Star of the Sea Outreach Mission on nearby Stock Island, where families and individuals in crisis can get free food and clothing. The sisters teach religion at Mary Immaculate Star of the Sea, the church-run elementary school for children of all faiths up to eighth grade. They also help preschoolers. They learned quickly that teachers in the United States don't have the authority to dole out physical discipline like they can back home. "If we did, we would go to jail," Sister Marietha said.Busy trioAnd just like back home, there are plenty of sick and elderly who need their tender touch. In Key West, they drive around in the church's Toyota Corolla to make regular trips to the hospital and nursing homes to give communion, provide comfort and simply spend time and listen. They even make house calls to the homebound. When their car broke down, parishioners provided rides because their work was so important. At the church, where mass is performed daily, Baker said the sisters also take care of the sacristy (room for church furnishings, sacred vessels and parish records) and "God knows what else." "To us, those nuns are angels," said Sissy McDonald, a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's, after a recent 7:30 a.m. mass.The Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Tanzania was founded in 1964 by a German priest, Father Bernhard Bendel, as part of OpusSpiritus Sancti, a family of religious and lay communities he started in Germany to bring people together after the devastation of World War II.In 1964, Tanzania also won its independence from Great Britain without bloodshed, and peace has endured since. The Sisters of the Holy Spirit, who now number around 300 worldwide, also have a community in India. In the United States, they also serve in Oregon, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Sisters Mary, Marietha and Euphemia are from Kilimanjaro's Chagga tribe, which is abo ut 75 percent Catholic. Their families are large, but they see them only once every three years. Sister Mary says she had considered getting married, but God's pull was stronger. St. Mary's has had a long tradition of nuns serving the church. The Sisters of the Holy Names ministered there for 115 years, starting in 1868. They turned their convent into a hospital for the wounded of the Battleship Maine, which exploded in Havana Harbor before the start of the American/Spanish War. But there had been a void for several years, when Father John asked whether the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, whom he knew of through a priest friend, might be interested in serving in Key West. It worked out. The sisters love their life in the island city. The church provides them each with their own room in the homey but aging convent. But there have been many adjustments. Sister Mary was especially frightened by the geography. "We come from the mountains, and everywhere here is water," she said. When Baker strolled with them down the main tourist drag of Duval Street, Sister Euphemia said it was a "miserable, bad place."Culture shockAll the Sisters were surprised by the "half-naked" people walking around and wondered why the tall women were so dressed up on a Sunday afternoon. Baker educated them about the town's drag queens and transvestites. "What in the world is going on, men dressed like women?" Sister Mary asked. "But we pray for them, too." Homelessness also was a new concept. Back home, despite the poverty, everyone has a roof over their head, albeit one made of grass. In Tanzania, everybody receives land that belongs to them forever. "Nobody can say at the end of the month, pay your bills or leave," Sister Mary said. And when St. Mary's and its school faced dire economic times in 2009 and 2010, the Sisters insisted that they take a 50 percent cut in their already meager stipend provided by the Archdiocese. To be "one of the people," the sisters don't wear their pristine, white habits outside the church. But their "everyday" attire gives them away: pleated skirts, pressed shirts, a scarf and a big silver broach inscribed in Latin with their religious community's motto: "So that God may be all in all." Baker laughed about the time he walked with the sisters down tree-lined Whitehead Street and a drunk woman mistook him for her cheating ex-boyfriend. "She's yelling obscenities at me and saying now I have three black women to replace her," he sai d. "When they turned around, she said: Whoa, they are church women. Now you have to have church women to protect you, you little weasel.'" Sometimes they will go to Mallory Square to see the sunset and "pray for the people." Sister Mary said drunk people often will apologize to them.Sisters trio finds its niche serving needyBy CAMMY CLARKcclark@MiamiHerald.comRELIGION 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 Photos by CAMMY CLARKFather John Baker said what makes Saint Mary Star of the Sea so special is its people, including Concesa Moshi,Marietha J.Kimaro and Mary Mushi,all visiting Sisters of the Holy Spirit from Tanzania. The sisters have been serving the church for nearly four years.LIVING BRIEFSRained-out raffle is rescheduledHospice of the Florida Keys/Visiting Nurse Association's raffle at the Casa Marina Resort in Key West got rained out on July 4, so the drawings for the baskets of cheer and a Sun Revolution bicycle will be done Thursday during a thank-you happy hour. It's set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at JDL's Big Ten Pub, 920 Caroline St.Disabilities council meetsThe Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities meets on July 19 at the Marathon Government Center. For specifics, call 2924591. If you need special accommodations in order to participate, contact the County Administrator's Office at 292-4441 no later than five calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Seniors driving class scheduledThe Upper Keys AARP is conducting another driver refresher course for those 50 and older. It's for those who want to enhance their driving skills taking into account the effects of aging. It's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 at Mariners Hospital, mile marker 91. There is no test and membership in AARPis not necessary. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers, $14 for others. To find out more, call Mary Lou at 852-1620.Cunningham signs new Green to Go'Author John Cunningham signs copies of his just-published "Green to Go" on Sunday at Mel Fisher's Treasures, 200 Greene St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Green to Go" is his second novel in the Buck Reilly series. About the book: Good news turns bad fast, and the bad just keeps coming. The unexpected contents of Reilly's parents'Swiss bank account offer him a chance to dig himself out of the hole he's been in since the recession hit, but first he must recover treasure maps and clues he lost at sea. Those plans get put on hold when a friend is accused of orchestrating the biggest theft in Key West's history, and the FBI uses his past against him to demand that he search for the thieves who fled aboard a 100-year-old schooner.Lionfish derby is July 21,22The Sanctuary Friends of the Florida Keys, a support group for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, is hosting a lionfish tournament July 21 and 22. That's the weekend before the twoday lobster mini-season July 25 and 26, and a great time for people to scout out favorite lobster holes. Registration until Friday takes place at ADeep Blue Dive in Key Colony Beach; Captain Hook's Marina and Dive Center, Tilden's Scuba Center, Big Time Bait and Tackle and Hall's Diving Center in Marathon; and Dive Duck Key. Cost for a four-person team is $80 instead of $100 until Friday. The captain and team meeting will be held at 7 p.m. July 20 at Captain Hook's, mile marker 53. Following the conclusion of the event July 22, a lionfish tasting and awards banquet will be held at Sparky's Landing in Key Colony Beach. Questions? Contact Kristen Livengood at kris firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn how to integrate devicesThe Upper Keys Mac User Group welcomes All Keys Computers'Jack Buccellato and Chris Muller Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library Community Room in Trade Winds Plaza, mile marker 101.4 oceanside. They'll show how to integrate and embrace you digital lifestyle iPads, iPhone and Macs. They'll also hit the highlights of Mountain Lion, Apple's newest operating system. The session is free and open to the public, doesn't require reservations and includes refreshments. To find out more, call 4514601.Fast Buck's now becomes art galleryThe former Fast Buck Freddie's variety store on Duval Street on Key West was famous for its window displays. Now it's being reborn as an art gallery. Fast Buck's owner Tony Falcone has liquidated the store, which opened in 1976, and plans to open at the 500 Duval location Fast Buck Freddie's Pop Up Art Gallery starting Sunday. It'll be available to Monroe County art galleries and artists to house a temporary art space while he continues to negotiate a long-term lease. "Instead of letting it sit empty, I thought, let's have some fun with it," Falcone said. "It's an opportunity for people to stop in, reminisce, and shop for spectacular artwork." The windows will feature works from artists represented by the Gallery on Greene, Harrison Gallery, Joy Gallery and Lucky Street Gallery; as well as individual artists Martha DePoo, Alan Kennish and Eric Anfinson. An array of art demonstrations will enhance the experience. Fast Buck Freddie's Pop Up Art Gallery will be open each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Areception hosted by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts will kick off the venture.Pop Up Art set to open this SundayKEY WEST This Martha dePoo watercolor is among the works that will be displayed.
Wednesday,July 11,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Photo by MARY BETH MARTELLTurtle Hospital founder Richie Moretti,Manager Bette Zirkelbach and others release Saddle Saturday morning at Bahia Honda State Park.The loggerhead was found floating under a Lower Keys bridge on April 27 severely emaciated and malnourished,likely due to an impaction prior to her stranding.While at the Turtle Hospital,she gained 20 pounds and got healthy enough to return to the water. The Key Largo Rotary Club has a new slate of officers,installed at its recent annual banquet.They include (from left) Ted Dreaver,Cheryl Powers,Dave Andrews,Nancy Alvarez,Deborah McAfee,Mike Shipley,Katrina Lavene,Jennifer Miller and Cris Beaty. Not shown are Jim Boilini and Deena Brito.BACK IN THE SADDLE NEW DIRECTORS Explorers hope to chart Keys wrecksLong before GPS, the coral reef tract that runs along the Florida Keys routinely sank unsuspecting ships. Storms also blew boats into the hard, shallow structures, contributing to a massive underwater graveyard. An American schooner named Kate the British brig Lion and the French ship Cora Nelly all met their demise on this popular marine trade route. So did the Spanish warship Arcuana and the Winchester a British manof-war captained by John Soule that hit a reef so hard it tore a hole in its hull in 1695. "It's a fascinating world out there of all the shipwrecks in our own backyard," says Brenda Altmeier, a support specialist for maritime heritage resources at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Some shipwreck sites have been well known for decades. The Winchester was discovered in 1938 and was the subject of a National Geographic article. But the whereabouts of many of the sunken vessels or what little is likely left of them remain a mystery. Key Largo-based ocean explorer Ian Koblick and his partner Craig Mullen are hoping to change that by conducting the first comprehensive survey of the Keys ocean floor. "We're treasure hunting for cultural jewels," Mullen says. They began by dusting off a 1988 report by researcher Judy Halas, who spent endless hours scouring 18 volumes of admiralty records, newspaper articles and other sources to document 877 ships that were lost, bilged, saved, sunk, rammed, stranded, "ashore" or torpedoed in the waters of the island chain. Koblick and Mullen are attacking the shipwreck project with technology sidescan sonar, subfloor profiler, magnetometer, remote-operated vehicle along with their decades of expedition and underwater experience. Koblick was an aquanaut with the Tektite undersea research program off the Virgin Islands, searched for treasure with Mel Fisher and co-developed the Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo. Mullen, a former Navy diver, was president of the company that helped recover the booster rocket after the space shuttle Challenger exploded over the Atlantic. Since 2003, their Aurora Special Purpose Trust has discovered 27 wrecks, from a 7th Century B.C. Phoenician vessel to a World War II submarine, in the depths of the Mediterranean. Turning their attention to their own backyard, they don't expect to find intact wrecks or cargo. For starters, many of the ships were made of wood, "and the wood is all gone," Mullen says. "Critters like the shipworm eat it up." Much of the cargo and other valuables was recovered by Keys wreckers who scavenged the wrecks, and much of the rest became divers'souvenirs. But Koblick and Mullen believe there is still a good chance of locating cannons, steam boilers, machinery and other metallic parts. Key Largo firstThey began by surveying two sections of the Upper Keys off Key Largo with a sidescan sonar that looks like a torpedo and has been nicknamed The Fish. One stretch, which includes popular dive site Molasses Reef, is seven miles long by half a mile wide and runs between 60 and nearly 200 feet deep. The other half-mile-wide swatch is about 11 miles long, running from The Elbow to Turtle Reef, and includes Carysfort Reef, where three dozen ships are documented to have run into trouble. The data was captured onboard the 34-foot survey vessel by Rick Horgan, a remote sensing specialist and former Navy buddy of Mullen's, and also transmitted to Horgan's computer via the tow cable. It took about 10 days to survey the two sections, a monotonous process that Mullen says is like "mowing grass." Horgan spent the next couple of weeks analyzing the data to put together a mosaic of the sea floor. While they found plenty of modern-day sailboats, dinghies and other debris, they did not find any "clear, stick-up-out-of-thebottom shipwrecks," Mullen says. "But we didn't expect to." They did find a series of perfectly round sinkholes near Carysfort Reef, some about 50 feet across, depth so far unknown. "We want to go back with the ROVand try to understand how they got there," Mullen says. "We saw a couple of these type of sinkholes in the Mediterranean, but those were Ice Age type of things." They also found a number of reefs more than 100 feet deep that didn't appear to be on any charts, Mullen says. The mosaic also features some aberrations that appear worthy of further investigation. "One might be an old anchor that leads us somewhere," he says.Foundation helpThe project got off the ground with funding from the Norman and Barbara Tomlinson Foundation of Miami. To survey all the Keys and investigate potential shipwrecks and unusual geological formations will take another $400,000, Koblick estimated. "We're doing it about as cheap as we can be doing this, and it still costs about $5,000 a day," Mullen says. Finding funding isn't easy. "It is a harder sell than treasure hunting," Mullen says. "People have to have a more altruistic and historic bent than those investors looking for gold and all the romance that goes with that. But I think what we're finding is exciting and well worth doing." The Marine Sanctuary's Altmeier agrees. "What they are doing is giving us a snapshot of our resources," she says. "That allows management to make good decisions. If we know about a unique resource that they come across ... we can study it. Shipwrecks offer a unique opportunity to study time a microcosm of a cultural event that took place."Many known, but many others notMARITIME HISTORY Doctors say know your BMIChances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you're overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure. But apparently not enough doctors check: Agovernment panel renewed a call Monday for every adult to be screened for obesity during checkups, suggesting more physicians should be routinely calculating their patients'BMIs. And when someone crosses the line into obesity, the doctor needs to do more than mention a diet. It's time to refer those patients for intensive nutrition-and-fitness help, say the guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Don't assume your weight's OK if the doctor doesn't bring it up. Patients "should be asking what their BMI is, and tracking that over time," says task force member Dr. David Grossman, medical director for preventive care at the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. By the numbers: Anormal BMI is less than 25. Obesity begins at 30. In between is considered overweight. To calculate yours, go to www.nhlbisupport.com/ bmi. The advice sounds like a no-brainer, considering the national anxiety about our growing waistlines. Two-thirds of adults are either overweight or obese. Some 17 percent of children and teens are obese, on the road to diabetes, heart disease and other ailments before they're even grown. The task force has recommended adult obesity screening previously, and similar guidelines urge tracking whether youngsters are putting on too many pounds. Yet BMI remains a mystery for many people. A2010 survey of members of the American Academy of Family Physicians found up to 40 percent of those primary care doctors were computing their patients'BMIs. Surveys show only about a third of obese patients recall their doctor counseling them about weight loss, even though people whose doctors discuss the problem are more likely to do something about it. Doctors can struggle with the pounds, too, and Johns Hopkins University researchers recently reported that overweight physicians were less likely than skinnier ones to advise their patients about weight loss. Why the reluctance? One reason: Few doctors are trained to treat obesity, they're discouraged by yo-yo dieting but they don't know what to advise, says Dr. Glen Stream, president of the physicians'group. His Spokane, Wash., practice uses electronic medical records that automatically calculate BMI when a patient's height and weight is entered. "Our American culture is always looking for an easy fix, a pill for every problem," Stream says. "The updated recommendation is important because it makes clear exactly what doctors should do to help." In Monday's Annals of Internal Medicine, the task force concluded high-intensity behavioral interventions are the best non-surgical advice for the obese, citing insufficient evidence about lasting effects from weight-loss medications. The task force's Grossman says a good program: Includes 12 to 26 face-toface meetings over a year, most in the first few months. Makes patients set realistic weight-loss goals. Losing just 5 percent of your initial weight 10 pounds for a 200-pound person can significantly improve health. Analyzes what blocks each patient from reaching those goals. Do they eat highcalorie comfort foods to deal with depression? Spend too much time at a desk job? Requires self-monitoring, such as a food diary or a pedometer to track activity. Last year, Medicare started paying primary care doctors for obesity screening and weightloss counseling for seniors for a year, including weekly meetings for the first month. But many insurance companies don't pay for all the suggested interventions, and comprehensive programs aren't available everywhere, says Dr. Scott Kahan of George Washington University and the STOPObesity Alliance. He runs a clinic that provides a medical, psychological and nutritional evaluation before tailoring a plan. In other programs, primary care doctors may offer some counseling and send patients to nutritionists or other specialists for extra help. Another problem: "Doctors tend to shoo away people who have obesity. They say, Don't come back to me and tell me your back hurts or you have acid reflux or high cholesterol until you will do something about it,'" laments Kahan, who is teaching medical school students to motivate patients. What about the overweight? The task force said more study is needed on how best to help them. But in Reno, Nev., Dr. Andy Pasternak calculates BMI for every patient at his family medicine practice and particularly targets the overweight in their 40s and younger for fitness counseling. He says if they wait until they're heavier or older to get active, arthritis exacerbated by the pounds will be another barrier. Patients seldom know what their BMI should be, but "at least twice a day people say, What should be my optimal weight?'" Pasternak says. He thinks saying to lose 60 pounds is too discouraging: "What I try to get them to focus on is: How much are you working out? How many servings of vegetables do you get a day?"They urge screenings for obesityLAURAN NEERGAARDAssociated PressTO YOUR HEALTH Photo courtesy BRENDA ALTMEIERThe City of Washington'is a 300-foot ship that was built in 1877 and sank near the Elbow Reef in Key Largo in 1917 while it was being towed from Cuba.By CAMMY CLARKcclark@MiamiHerald.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,July 11,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A LOGO Dummy070 Error: 1 Dummy0709-15:49:55 2 x 6.0 (84.7059) Dummy Dummy A A A d / 9496800 INTHECIRCUITCOURTIN A NDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO:2010-CA-22-M HOTARC,INC.,aFlorida Corporation, Plaintiff, Vs. NEWHOUSEOFTHERISING SUN,INC., A FloridaCorporation,d/b/a HotArcWeldingandVERNON FREDERICKMANZ,JR., Individually, Defendants, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa A GREEDFINALJUDGMENT ONMOTIONFORSUMMARY JUDGMENTenteredbythe CircuitCourtinandforMonroe County,Floridaonthe11thday May,2011,andbyvirtueofa WritofExecutionissuedinthe abovestyledcauseonthe28th dayofDecember,2011,I, RobertP.Peryam,Sheriffof MonroeCounty,Floridahave levieduponandwillofferfor saleandselltothehighest bidderforcash,subjecttoany mortgagesorliensthereon,in themorningonthe30thdayof July,2012,at10:30A.M.at ParadiseTowing,20220thSt., Ocean,Marathon,FL33050, Florida,theinterestsofNEW HOUSEOFTHERISINGSUN, INC.,AFloridaCorporation d/b/aHotArcWeldingand VERNONFREDERICKMANZ, JR.,Individuallydefendantsin execution,inthefollowing describedproperty,subjectto anyandallotherliens,taxes, j udgments,orencumbrances whatsoever: (1)2005GMC1TonTruckVIN: 1GDJC34U65E332928with equipmentattached:Miller Trailblazer44DAC/DC WeldingGeneratorSerial: TMD2794070481andMiller coolerCoolmate3LF325858 (2)1994DodgePickup1500 VIN:1B7HC16Y3RS646017 DATEDthis21stdayofJune, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishJune27,July4,11,18, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9643100 NOTICEOFSALE FEDERALLIENCORP. will sellatPublicSaleatAuction thefollowingvesselstosatisfy lienpursuanttoChapter328.17 oftheFloridaStatutesonJul 19,2012at10A.M. Lot / :B327931970STAPL; Reg / FL1247SF;HullID / FLZL5705K970;Locatedat:A Boat4Fun,Inc.97951 OverseasHwy.POBox 370888,KeyLargo,FL33037 (305)852-2025;Owner: DIONISIORODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ172FLORIDA A VEUNITBTAVERNIER,FL 33070;Customer:DIONICIO RODRIGUEZ99530 OVERSEASHWYAPT3KEY LARGO,FL33037;Lienholder: none;LienAmount:$28,500.00 A nyperson(s)claimingany interest(s)intheabovevessels contact: FEDERALLIEN CORP.(954)384-7171 25%BuyersPremium *ALL AUCTIONSAREHELDWITH RESERVE* LIC / AB0000288 PublishJuly4,11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9768000 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonJuly25,2012 in accordancetoFloridaStatute Section713.78forunpaid towing&storage. FLORIDA KEYSTOWING,INC .reserves therighttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids.Allvehicles/ vesselsaresoldasis. 1.2007EZLO VIN:1ZEVAESG86A034410 PublishJuly11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9496300 INTHECIRCUITCOURTIN A NDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO:2010-CA-22-M A A HOTARC,INC.,aFlorida Corporation, Plaintiff, Vs. NEWHOUSEOFTHERISING SUN,INC., A FloridaCorporation,d/b/a HotArcWeldingandVERNON FREDERICKMANZ,JR., Individually, Defendants, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa A GREEDFINALJUDGMENT ONMOTIONFORSUMMARY JUDGMENTenteredbythe CircuitCourtinandforMonroe County,Floridaonthe11thday May,2011,andbyvirtueofa WritofExecutionissuedinthe abovestyledcauseonthe28th dayofDecember,2011,I, RobertP.Peryam,Sheriffof MonroeCounty,Floridahave levieduponandwillofferfor saleandselltothehighest bidderforcash,subjecttoany mortgagesorliensthereon,in themorningonthe7thdayof A ugust,2012,at10:00A.M.at 107916thAvenue,Gulf, Marathon,FL33050,Florida, theinterestsofNEWHOUSE OFTHERISINGSUN,INC.,A FloridaCorporationd/b/aHot A rcWeldingandVERNON FREDERICKMANZ,JR., Individuallydefendantsin execution,inthefollowing describedproperty,subjectto anyandallotherliens,taxes, j udgments,orencumbrances whatsoever: PropertyDescription: 1-MillerTrailblazer44D AC/DCweldingGenerator Ser / JF872679 1-ClarkForkliftModel CGC25Ser / C365L01849538FBGreen 1-Cuttingtorchcartwith1 oxygentankICC03AA265 and1AcetyleneTank 133630L,Hoses&Torch Head 1-Cincinnati12shearmodel 1012Green 1-Chicagometalbrake model1014Ser / 98433 1-Southbend4footlathe Green 1-EdwardsPunchPress Jaws4Ser / 4-1939945 1-MillerSyncroWave WelderModel350LXSer / LF199143 1-MillerCoolmateSer / LF325861 1-MillerSyncroWave WelderModel351Ser / KF893795 1-MillerCoolmateSer / LA203975 1-MillerSyncroWave WelderModel250 Ser / LA158590 1-IngersollAirCompressor Model32261117Ser / CRNF2388123456789OT 1-Pexto4FootMetalRoller Ser / 86890Gray 1-Ostermetalthreading machineSER / 552N73088 Y ellow 1-MillerPushPullModel CP-302Ser / K023173 1-LatheandMillInduma 47416B 1-MillerSyncroWave Welder350LXSer / LB214675 1-MetalTabl e4x8 1-MetalTabl e4x24 1-MilwaukeeDrillPressMag Ser / 836B101350480 1-GreenlyPipeBenderSer / 23JW170493Green 1-Hossfeld2BeamPipe BenderSer / 38366(unable toreadcompletenumber) 1-VictorTrackCuttingTorch ModelVCM200Ser / CMO015244 1-CuttingTorchCartwith hoses 1-MillerPlasmaCutter Spectrum3080Ser / LC505684 1-PipeThreadersandDies miscellaneous 1-MilwaukeeMiterSaw10 inchSer / 5320070 1-MilwaukeeChopSaw14 inchSer / 9680904433460 1-BalborGrinder/Belt SanderSer / N881 1-MilwaukeeBandSaw Ser / 457E01460129 1-Black&DeckerCoreDrill PartialModel / 748Partial Ser / 0310 1-MilwaukeeBanSawSer / 457B498020895 1-4X8W eldingTrailerRust Colored 1-CraftsmanToolBoxTop& Bottomwithscrewdrivers, pliers,files,wrenches miscellaneoustoolsinside 1-RyobiGrinderSer / AB114571433 1-RyobiDrillPressModel DP121LSer / AZ083035634 1-DewaltRadio 1-Red/GrayToolBoxTop& BottomwithTaps,Dies, Allensandmiscellaneous items 1-RedCraftsmanToolBox Top&BottomwithLathe Tools 1-RedCraftsmanToolBox Top&Bottomwith miscellaneoustools 2-MaxxAirRoundFloor FansOrange 1-RigidShopVac 1-RyobiGrinderSer / AB114571430 1-RyobiMiterSaw10inch Ser / 112467313 3-Beige4DrawerFile Cabinets 1-Brown2DrawerFile Cabinet 1-GreenMetalDesk 2-DeskChairs A A DATEDthis21stdayofJune, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishJune27,July4,11,18, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9610000 INTHECOUNTYCOURTIN A NDFORBROWARD COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO: COCE11-01086(50) LAKESIDEATTAMARAC CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, Vs. BACHOMELOANS SERVICING,LPf/k/a COUNTRYWIDEHOME LOANSSERVICING,LP, Defendant, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa FINALJUDGMENTAGAINST BACHOMELOANS SERVICING,LPenteredbythe CountyCourtinandfor BrowardCounty,Floridaonthe 15thdayofMarch,2011,and byvirtueofaWritofExecution issuedintheabovestyled causeonthe18thdayofApril, 2011,I,RobertP.Peryam, SheriffofMonroeCounty, Floridahavelevieduponand willofferforsaleandselltothe highestbidderforcash,subject toanymortgagesorliens thereon,inthemorningonthe 9thdayofAugust,2012,at 10:00A.M.attheMonroe CountyCourthouse,500 WhiteheadSt.,KeyWest,FL 33040theinterestsofBAC HOMELOANSSERVICING, LPf/k/aCOUNTRYWIDE HOMELOANSSERVICING, LP,defendantinexecution,in thefollowingdescribed property,subjecttoanyandall otherliens,taxes,judgments, orencumbranceswhatsoever: SPECIFICDESCRIPTIONOF PROPERTY LOT12,BLOCK8,AMENDED PLATOFSUNRISEPOINT ADDITION,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 4,PAGE41,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA a/k/a713GrouperLane,Key Largo,Florida33037 DATEDthis28thdayofJune, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishJuly4,11,18,25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9768100 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonAugust3,2012 in accordancetoFloridaStatute Section713.78forunpaid towing&storage. FLORIDA KEYSTOWING,INC .reserves therighttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids.Allvehicles/ vesselsaresoldasis. 1.1988FORD VIN:1FDKE30G7JHA31012 PublishJuly11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9732200 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALEBYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersignedDANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe26thdayof July2012,at11oclocka.m.,at 500WhiteheadStreet,Monroe County,intheCityofKeyWest, Florida,offerforsaleandsellat publicoutcrytothehighestand bestbidderforCASHthe Followingdescribedproperty situatedinMonroeCounty, Florida,towit: TownhomeUnit128,ofTHE KEYWESTGOLFCLUB DEVELOPMENT,accordingto theDeclarationofProtective Covenants,Restrictionsand EasementsoftheKeyWest GolfClub,aTownhome PlannedUnitDevelopment,as recordedinOfficialRecords Book1377Page750,ofthe A A PublicrecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andany amendmentsthereto; Moreparticularlydescribedby metesandboundsasfollows: Commencingatcoordinatesof whichareN87.107.701andE 251.328.207basedonthe UnitedStatesCoastand GeodeticSureveysMercator GridCoordinateSystem,which hasforitszerocoordinatesa pointatLatitude24degrees 2000Northand500,000West ofLongitude81degrees0000 West,saidpointbeingthe intersectionoftheEasterlyright ofwaylineofJuniorCollege RoadandtheNortherlyrightof waylineofU.S.HighwayNo.1 (StateRoadNo.5),atthe WesterlyendofJuniorCollege Road;thenceN70degrees 5803Ealongthesaid Northerlyrightofwaylineof U.S.HighwayNo.1for1392.13 feet;thenceN19degrees 0157Wandleavingsaidright ofwayfor337.65feet;thenceN 59degrees0000E,adistance of614.00feet;thenceN74 degrees0000E,adistanceof 201.23feet;thenceN16 degrees0000W,adistanceof 5.05feettothePointof Beginning;thenceN16 degrees0000W,adistanceof 75.33feettoagreenstripalong KestralWay;thenceN75 degrees5601E,andalong saidGreenStripwhichlies adjacenttoKestralWaya distanceof25.22feet;thenceN 16degrees0000E,adistance of74.42feet;thenceS73 degrees5231W,adistanceof 25.20feettothePointof Beginning. Subjecttoa2.00footUtility Easementalongthe NortheasterlyPropertyLine. Morecommonlydescribedas: 9KestralWay,KeyWest,FL 33040,andthemortgageisin defaultasallegedinthe complaint. PursuanttoDEFAULTFINAL JUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the Styleofwhichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. JOHNJ.POLATZ.,et.al Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2011-CA-180-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 22nddayofJune,2012 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaimingasinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly11,18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 9768300 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousnameof TheManz LawFirm locatedat 5800 OverseasHwySte40, inthe Countyof Monroe, inthecityof Marathon,Florida33050 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. DavidL.Manz,P.A.,Owner PublishJuly11,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9772900 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousnameof TRIPOUT CHARTERS locatedat 1656 PINECHANNELDR., inthe Countyof Monroe, inthecityof SUMMERLANDKEY,Florida 33042 intendstoregisterthe saidnamewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. 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Call 305-745-1312 250BLOBSTERTAGS FORSALE A llorpart,$100each.Call 305-394-2818, leavemessage. AADavebuyspermits SoAtlanticSnapper,Grouper, GulfReef,K/Mack,Shark, Sword,Tuna. $$$in48hours!904-262-2869 Alltypesofpermitsforsale!! RockShrimp,KingFish,S A tlanticSnapper,Grouper,Gulf 6Packreef&pelagic, CommercialGulfReefFish, GulfSnapperIFQs,LongLine Pkg.Manyotherpermitsavail. Webuy,sell&brokeralltypes ofpermits.Callbeforeyoubuy orsell!Pleasecallforprices. Licensed&Bonded.Allpermits guaranteedvalidfortransfer, manyrefsavail.JohnPottsJr. 321-784-5982,321-302-3630 www.shipsusa.com A Acrawfishcerts. Ihave660B crawfishtagstosellortradefor grouperIFQ727-919-5640 AAcrawfishcerts. Ihave660B crawfishtagstosellortradefor grouperIFQ727-919-5640 Lobster/StoneCrab Business 43Torresboat3500 Lobstertraps&certs;3600 Crabtraps&certs.Allbus. equipincl.Mustbuycomplete. $1.2million.305-743-4594 LOBSTERTRAPSAND CERTS 2,000 $150each. 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