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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .4B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 12,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.73 25 CENTS Money comingThe Florida Keys Electric Cooperative has capital credits for longtime customers. Section C Ward switches partyState Attorney Dennis Ward calls out Key West Democrats,changes to GOP.Story, 3A Fire-rescue costs still a concernConcern about fire-rescue costs likely will dominate discussion at Thursday's final public hearing for the 2012-13 Monroe County budget. The session to formally set the tax rate for unincorporated Monroe County and the county's Fire and Ambulance District 1 begins at 5:05 p.m. Thursday at the Harvey Government Center on Truman Avenue in Key West. As proposed, the currently proposed $375 million budget for Monroe County would require a tax level of 4.083 mills, or $4.09 per $1,000 of taxable assessed property value ($1,227 for a home with a $300,000 taxable appraisal). The taxes would raise $76.6 million for day-today operations. The rest of the budget is funded by sales taxes, state revenue sharing, fees, state and federal grants and other sources. During an informal budget session Monday in Marathon, county commissioners again focused on the rising price of staffing stations with professional firefighter-paramedics throughout the county. "If I lived in Key Haven with a home worth a halfmillion, I'd be calling" Key West to seek annexation, Commissioner Kim Wigington said Monday. "My whole [property tax] increase is due to FireRescue District 1." Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said her Tavernier home's proposed tax notice shows a tentative $102 increase listed for 2012-13, compared with $88 over the two previous years combined. "Our population is going down everywhere so I find it strange this cost is going up, up, up," Murphy said. County Administrator Roman Gastesi said Monday he has cut an originally planned 11 new firerescue positions intended to cover shortages at Sugarloaf Key and Long Key. Fire-rescue costs shaved this week would lower the fire-rescue budget by more than $1 million, according to a presentation. SomeCounty Commission holds its final public budget hearing on ThursdayMONROE COUNTYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Budget,6A Administrator:I apologizeKnowing he would be reprimanded but not fired over the iPhone scandal, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi apologized and offered to open his wallet. "I'm sorry for my error in judgment," Gastesi said Monday at a special Monroe County Commission meeting. Choking back emotion, he said, "I'm most sorry for the black mark to county government." When Gastesi spoke, his bosses on the commission already had voted to keep the administrator in his $185,040per-year job. None of the five commissioners wanted to fire Gastesi for acquiring $2,329 worth of Apple iPhones and an Ipad from Lisa Druckemiller, a now-resigned and criminally indicted county staffer. Gastesi paid Druckemiller just $899, allegedly the discount cost for bulk-purchase electronics. Druckemiller is accused of stealing 52 county-owned iPhones and iPads and either selling them or giving them to co-workers, friends and family. The only differences among commissioners Mon-day, which sometimes grew heated, were what the affair should cost Gastesi. Commissioner Kim Wigington, the lone dissenter on a 4-1 vote to retain him, said she wanted the motion to specify Gastesi's punishment. "If the [first] motion was to fire him, I would have voted against that, too," Wigington said. "My concern was that the motion was not complete. By doing it piecemeal, I felt we were being backed into a corner of not doing anything." The scandal also took in County Commissioner Heather Carruthers and other county staff members who bought electronics from Druckemiller, then the county's technical services director. Carruthers said Monday she bought an iPhone from Druckemiller because her county cell number also would be used for personal calls. "I thought I was doing the right thing by paying for my own devices and I was conned," Carruthers said. Mayor David Rice said he has changed his early opinionGastesi to pay for outside disciplinariansIPAD/IPHONE SCANDAL DAY OF MOURNING Flags throughout the nation were set at half-mast Tuesday in remembrance of those who died in the Sept.11,2001, terror attacks on the U.S.Here, military members from Naval Air Station Key West and Coast Guard Sector Key West conduct a somber remembrance ceremony at Mallory Square.Other ceremonies were conducted by the Key West police and fire departments, Key Largo Fire Rescue and others.Keynoter photos by SEAN KINNEYOn No Name, daily living can be a struggleLife on No Name Key presents a number of unique challenges, and depending on which resident you ask, they're either a blessing or a curse. As the cost of solar panels continues to decline, more and more people across the country are turning to solar energy as a means to power their homes. The technology allows environmentally conscious citizens to leave a smaller carbon footprint and, despite significant startup costs, means a healthy savings compared to commercial electricity. But if the need arises, the vast majority of solar users can access grid-tied power at the flip of a switch. That's not the case on No Name, a 1,000-acre island whose residents most of them, anyway crank up diesel generators when the sun's precious rays are less than abundant or blocked by heavy clouds. Residents live off the commercial power grid, banking energy from solar panels to battery setups via inverters. The batteries range from interconnected golf cart batteries to heavy-duty Rolls batteries weighing hundreds of pounds. Either way, the batteries stop collecting energy once they're topped out and drain naturally when the sun goes down or the sun doesn't shine. The summers get hot on No Name and for those who brave the heat, it can be costly to stay cool if you use air conditioning. No Name's most outspoken commercial opponent, Alicia Putney, says she doesn't air condition her home. She says she hasn't used a generator in 15 years. "It broke about 10 years ago. I sold it 10 days ago for $50," Putney said recently. Putney and fellow Solar Community of No Name Key members watched Lower Keys utility Keys Energy Services install 60 power poles and wire on the island in the spring. But they won't hook up if the island is actually ever energized (the issue is tied up in the courts and the Public Service Commission).Battery costs, busted gear are problemsPOWER STRUGGLE ON NO NAME POWER STRUGGLE ON NO NAME About this seriesThe battle over whether to bring commercial electricity to No Name Key now powered by solar and generators has resulted in litigation,bitter feelings among neighbors and debates about green energy. In our two previous editions,the Keynoter reported about the latest in the court battles,the years-long effort to bring commercial power to the Lower Keys island,which kind of power is the greenest way to go and division among neighbors. Today,we close out with what life is like living day to day using solar power and generators,and what exactly is a true solar community.By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Gastesi,2ASee No Name Key,2A
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POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail email@example.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSHelp sought IDing man found floatingMonroe County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking help identifying a man found dead off Ballast Key off Key West on Monday. Aboater spotted the body and called the U.S. Coast Guard. The body was about 100 yards offshore in 5 to 6 feet of water. An autopsy performed by the Medical Examiner's Office showed no obvious signs of foul play, said Detective Manny Cuervo. The man is described as white, age 20 to 30, about 6 feet tall and 140 pounds. Cuervo said he has a "tribal" tattoo on his upper left arm. Anyone who has any information should call 2892351. 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 Atrue solarcommunity?Not even closeWhen it comes to a true solar community, No Name Key isn't one, despite opponents of commercial power on the island saying it is. Acursory Internet search reveals several functioning or planned solar communities around the world, and they have very specific building requirements materials, how the homes are situated to take advantage of the sun. There's the 52-home Drake Landing Solar Community in Okotoks, Alberta, that uses solar-thermal seasonal storage to stockpile summertime heat below the surface of Earth. According to Science Applications International Corp., the storage method produces 90 percent of the Canadian community's energy needs during the winter months. Each home has a solar collection system on its roof, as well. Dezhou dubs itself "China Solar City," and has a very pro-solar local government. Large numbers of solar panels reportedly are visible on rooftops throughout town and even main streets are lighted and traffic lights powered using solar energy. But while they exist, truly solar communities are hardly prevalent, even with solar technology becoming more cost-effective in recent years. The debate over No Name Key qualifying as one of these communities has been raging on the Lower Keys island for years. It's made for a lot of burned bridges and hard feelings that are just as strong now as ever. Commercial electricity supporters on No Name often refer to the concept as a farce. But commercial-electricity opponents, particularly longtime resident Alicia Putney, say otherwise. She began a group called Solar Community of No Name Key in 1995. It has just 12 households but its members have made sure their voices are heard even though proponents of No Name commercial electricity far outnumber the opponents. Group members have argued over the years that prospective No Name homebuyers knew what they were getting when they decided to buy on the 1,000-acre island off Big Pine Key. They don't want to ruin the island's pristine nature. But No Name Key was never devised as a solar community. The homes were not designed that way and there is a well-documented history of attempts as far back as the late 1970s to bring commercial power there. In March 2011, Putney sought the advice of Solaria Design and Consulting President Steven Grasley about "ways to bring more power to No Name Key." He put together a short proposal advocating the concept of a solar "mini-grid" system allowing homes to share both power and water.True solarGrasley hoped to make the idea a reality when he designed a 13-home site at mile marker 103 in Key Largo known as Pennekamp Lane. The development will likely never happen because the property owners lost most of their building rights after Monroe County implemented its tier land-ranking system to oversee development. But Pennekamp Lane was designed as a truly solar community, right down to situating each home such that solar systems received optimal exposure to the sun. "Doing a [single] off-thegrid home is the most costly way to provide alternative systems. When you do a community, you get big advantages," Grasley said. Everything about the development was geared toward maximizing energy efficiency, and Grasley said it all started with design. "I always tell clients if they want to be efficient with design, you have to start with the envelope," he said, referring to the shell of the home. First up are the windows, which Grasley referred to as "basically a hole in the wall from an energy standpoint. They're all impact-resistant [and] they're all coated to keep radiant energy out as much as possible," he said of the Pennekamp Lane design. Next up is an open floor plan with large living areas and small bedrooms, and large doors leading to balconies that allow for "flowthrough ventilation." "Adesign concept we use is to minimize single-used spaces and maximize multiuse spaces," Grasley said. Each home was planned to have a solar system designed for its size that was essentially the same size as the roof. That saves money by preventing heat from hitting the home and allows roofing material to last much longer. The solar systems were also inter-connected, allowing homeowners to pool energy and share it among themselves. The system would be connected to the grid, but only so it could sell extra electricity to the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative. Homes would not draw from the grid, Grasley said. Pennekamp Lane sounds like what a truly solar community could be. No Name Key doesn't approach that level of efficiency, though few places do. Homeowners there run individual solar arrays many of them antiquated hooked up to golf-cart or other batteries to provide power. Almost all of them use noisy diesel fuel generators the rest of the time. The arguments for and against maintaining that setup are fierce on both sides. Only one thing is clear after nearly 20 years. There will be no friendly compromise.Strict guidelines govern creation of such localesPOWER STRUGGLE ON NO NAMEBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com FERBER Jack Ferber beloved husband, father and friend passed September 7, 2012. He opened his first business at 17 years of age, a deli in Floral Park, NY. Later, he opened Trade Food Company which he ran for 38 years. He fell in love with the Florida Keys while on vacation and later made a 20 year home here. He spent many happy days fishing off the waters of Key Colony Beach on his boat the Rusty Nail. He is survived by his wife Susan and his daughter Michelle. He will be always in our hearts. PURCELLMargaret Cecelia Purcell 12/25/1917 to 9/8/2012 Preceeded in death by her husband of 60+ years, Wilbur Purcell. Survived by her five children: Robert, James, Patricia, Shari and Paula; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A long time resident of Marathon and most recently resided in Maple Grove, Minn. A dedicated worshipper of over 20 years at San Pablo Catholic Church, and a member of their Womans Club. Memorials can be made to San Pablo (305) 289-0636. Psalm 23:1+6 "The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need." ... "Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of The Lord forever." This is how the Pennekamp Lane solar community was envisioned.Notice all the homes face the same direction to maximize use of the sun. "I'm personally upgrading my system. I just added four panels and the change has been just awesome. [On recent cloudy days], I had 100 percent charge. I haven't cut back at all. I didn't conserve over my normal life," Putney said. Putney says if designed properly, "You can do anything you want with solar." "I do laundry at night more often than I do during the day. If they're trying to do [air conditioning all day and night], they need more panels. They're a whole lot cheaper than bringing power out here," she said.No 'power pig'Candy Kimble has owned a house for four years and lived full-time on No Name since Nov. 15, 2011. She says her and husband, Harold, use a generator "three or four times a year." "It makes me feel really good about not being a power pig," she said. "We have two small air conditioners in the bedrooms and sometimes we use them at night, but we have plenty of power to support it." Alarge RVsits in the driveway at John and Mary Bakke's No Name Key home. John says the retired couple uses it to take trips during the summer months instead of enduring the heat on the island. But it's not the heat they're trying to avoid, he says; it's the nearly $800 monthly diesel fuel bill to run generators to keep the air conditioners running. "We'd rather spend the $800 on vacation and see something than be here inside," he said. "With no air, it's about one and a half hours per day it runs. In the heat of the summer, I was running 13 hours per day with the generator." While Putney says she requires almost no maintenance on her system, Bakke says his is a constant battle. He's had one inverter repaired five times and gone through seven or eight at $2,400 a piece since 1997. "The corrosion [from salt in the air] just eats the wires up," Bakke said.EducationAn old shop teacher, Bakke says he's had an easier time of learning the ins and outs of solar energy than most. He's tutored several neighbors, and done even more than that for others. "In October, we were leaving [for vacation] and an inverter broke," resident Brad Vickrey said. "John drove from Tennessee to install the inverter." Instances like that are why Vickrey and wife, Beth, have been pushing hard for commercial power since they bought a home on No Name in 2006. He said he's replaced batteries twice since then for $2,300 just a few months ago and gone through a pair of $2,000 Honda generators. "The batteries cost more than the price of electricity. If I bought what this house produces from Keys Energy, it's $1 per day," he said. Residents have been battling for nearly two decades over whether to string commercial electricity to No Name, and opinions for and against aren't likely to change any time soon. And with a pair of pending lawsuits and a complaint before the state Public Service Commission, it could be just as long before anyone hooks actually hooks up to the new power poles. Putney says either way, she'll continue to live the life she's built on what she believes is a truly solar island. "They talk about how hard it is and I don't get that," she said. "They hate solar, but to me that's a non-issue."Big differencesFrom No Name,1A that Druckemiller's buyers should have suspected there was something amiss with the low prices. Three county employees who turned down Druckemiller's offer told him that "it was an entirely believable approach. They did not see anything wrong with the deal." Rice described Gastesi's action as a "serious lapse of judgment" that embarrassed the county. He called for placing a letter in Gastesi's file that "documents the event and admonishes the administrator. Obviously, any future indiscretions would be handled very vigorously." Saying Gastesi could not objectively impose discipline on other county staff members linked to the scandal, Rice called for Gastesi to pay the cost of hiring former Judge David Kirwan and retired Sheriff Rick Roth to assess any staff discipline from the scandal. Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said Gastesi suffered "a loss of face that will follow him for the rest of his career," but wanted the administrator to handle staff discipline. Commissioner George Neugent objected to Gastesi sitting in judgment of staff over the scandal, but wanted other buyers to share the cost of hiring outside consultants to do it. County employees other than Gastesi could file costly appeals to the Career Service Council, County Attorney Suzanne Hutton cautioned. "If all that happens [to Gastesi] is a letter of admonishment, how can [the county] do anything else to any other employee?" Hutton wondered. After a break to cool tempers, Gastesi broke his silence and offered to pay consultant costs, estimated at $3,000 to $12,000. "If I can't do my job, I should pay somebody else to do it," he said. Gastesi said his "first thought" for his punishment is to work a month without pay. "It sounds like we're in the ballpark," he said. "Let's just work to get past this." The commission voted, 41 with Murphy dissenting, to assess Gastesi the consultants'costs. County legal staff will bring a more detailed settlement to the commission's Sept. 21 meeting. Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson said Tuesday that talks with Druckemiller's attorneys are "ongoing" and he expects her to reach a plea agreement before her scheduled Oct. 15 trial. Druckemiller has a pretrial hearing slated Oct. 3 in front of County Judge Wayne Miller.Serious lapseFrom Gastesi,1AKCB approves 2012-13 budgetThe Key Colony Beach City Commission gave final approval to a $3.35 million 2012-13 budget Monday that will raise almost the same amount of property taxes as in the current fiscal year. The commission approved a rollback tax rate of 2.3076, or $2.3076 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Rollback is the rate necessary to generate the same amount of tax revenue as the current year (2.2465). At the 2.3076 rate, the owner of a $300,000 house on Key Colony Beach will pay $692.28 in property taxes for fiscal year 2012-13. The rollback rate is about a 3 percent tax increase over the current year, but mayor and Administrator Ron Sutton said the commission worked hard to "tweak" this year's budget. "I feel that we did everything we could this year and we got to rollback. Property values are starting, I hope, to come back a little bit, which has an affect on our ad valorem taxes," he said. The budget is expected to raise $1.13 million in property taxes, while the remaining $2.22 million in revenue comes from outside sources like occupational licenses ($206,000), state shared revenue ($151,585), building permits ($103,000) and a communications Atax ($60,700). By far the largest expenses on Key Colony are for contracted fire and EMS service with the city of Marathon ($500,000), and the city's police department ($500,000). The city also has $240,185 budgeted for financial and administrative costs, $222,320 for protective inspections, $103,120 for Public Works and $92,000 for road and street maintenance.Tax rate to increase just a bitKEY COLONY BEACHBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
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Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Quantity limits per customer apply. Morgan starts jail term for batteryThe son of a former Keys federal magistrate turned himself into the Monroe County Detention Center on Monday to start serving a 60-day sentence for a 2009 attack on his former girlfriend. Hugh Warwick Morgan, 32, son of Key West attorney and former U.S. Magistrate Hugh Morgan, also must pay $50,000 in restitution to the victim and serve a year of probation following his jail term. MiamiDade County Circuit Court Judge Nushin Sayfie heard Morgan's case and handed down the Aug. 31 sentence. The case was originally assigned to Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones but he recused himself because he has practiced law with the younger Morgan's father. Morgan was arrested on Dec. 11 2009, charged with sexual battery and burglary with battery, both first-degree felonies punishable by life in prison. The charges stemmed from an incident two days earlier in which police say he beat up and sexually abused his then-girlfriend at her Stock Island home. Mor-gan's sentence is based on his agreement to plead guilty to battery and trespassing, both misdemeanors. Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward said the deal was made after prosecutors consulted with the victim. "It's equitable. We had a great deal of input from the victim, and I think it was settled where the parties both have some benefit," Ward said. "Our concern was the victim." Morgan, according to police reports, attacked his girlfriend after an argument and began to "punch her in the face, pull her hair, kick her on her body and threw her across the room." The police report says Morgan then ripped her clothes off and sexually assaulted her. Morgan caused the victim "tremendous pain," according to the report. After his initial 2009 arrest, Morgan was released on $75,000 bond. He was arrested again on June 17, 2010, that time on a misdemeanor drug charge, resisting arrest without violence and evidence tampering. The outcome of that case is pending in Monroe County Circuit Court.Son of former magistrate in for 60 daysIN THE COURTSFWC says yes to Keys anchoragesApending Monroe County anchoring program has found mostly clear water before the state's top boating agency. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved Florida Keys rules for the pilot program during its Sept. 5 meeting in Tampa. Removing Key Largo's Sunset Cove from the list of new managed anchoring zones proposed by the county was the only significant change required by the FWC board. FWC staff recommended removing Sunset Cove, on the bayside around mile marker 100, because the overall state anchoring program seeks to provide more local control for areas near existing mooring fields. The closest approved mooring field to Sunset Cove is Marathon's Boot Key Harbor, about 50 miles away and on the oceanside. "I discussed with the FWC commission the benefits that would be provided by the managed anchoring zones, including Sunset Cove," Monroe County Marine Resources administrator Rich Jones said Friday. Sunset Cove was included in the county plan at the request of neighboring shore residents. County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy, representing the Upper Keys, said problems in Sunset Cove apparently have been resolved by the recent installation of a fence, rather than law. "Sunset Cove was definitely a problem but all of the problem children seem to have moved on," Murphy said. The fence blocks access from the water to a public road. The site had become a noisy and littered gathering spot for some liveaboards. "Now there's nobody hanging out and drinking there," she said. The FWC did not object to managed anchoring zones or narrow no-anchoring buffer zones around mooring fields in Boca Chica Basin, Key West Harbor, Cow Key Channel and Boot Key Harbor. FWC staff praised aspects of the Monroe County plan that require proof of regular septic pumpout for boats in the areas, and a ban on poorly maintained "pre-derelict" boats that appear in imminent danger of sinking. "These requirements are designed to protect the marine environment, enhance navigational safety and deter improperly stored, abandoned or derelict vessels," said Maj. Jack Daugherty of the FWC Boating and Waterways Section. No boaters from Monroe County appeared at the FWC's Tampa meeting. Several local comment sessions were held during the planning process. Jones said he will ask county commissioners at their Sept. 21 meeting for approval to advertise a final hearing Oct. 17. Once adopted by the County Commission, Jones said, "Staff will be working on some marking of the zones, as well as public information regarding the various zones." "Once those various elements are implemented, we anticipate enforcement of the ordinance to take effect," he said. Under the program approved by the Florida Legislature, Monroe County is one of five state coastal areas allowed create new anchoring rules on a test basis to cover stationary vessels outside existing mooring zones. The rules will expire in 2014 unless extended by the Legislature.Sunset Cove in Key Largo is removedON THE WATER MORGANBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comHampton developer wants height varianceConcerns over the city of Marathon's 37-foot height limit on new development could complicate property owner Roger Masters'plan to add 15 more units to his proposed 80-unit Marriott Courtyard Inn. But Masters said the parts of the hotel that would exceed 37 feet are for "aesthetic" purposes only, saying they're basically four-sided roofs on top of stairwells and other smaller areas around the perimeter of the planned hotel. "Originally, as the plans were proposed by the previous owner, there was an extreme height issue involved. We minimized that as much as we could to please everyone in town," Masters said. "But there comes a point when you don't want to be looking at a bunch of flat roofs. There are a few areas that have no benefit that barely stick up above the height limit. It makes the property look nice. It won't obstruct anyone's personal views." Masters is referring to city Finance Director Peter Rosasco, who dropped a 2009 bid for a 25 percent height variance, allowed by the code, to include similar features. He was attempting to build a Hampton Inn at mile marker 48 bayside but several residents opposed it. The above-37-foot roof areas will be a likely topic of discussion when Masters goes before the Planning Commission Monday to seek an amended development agreement. He'll be the latest seeking to cash in on Marathon's newfound wealth of transient rental units. Awarded 100 new hotel room allocations by the state Cabinet in January, existing properties and proposed developments have been eyeing the chance to secure a portion of them. Faro Blanco Resort, Tranquility Bay Resort and Coconut Cay Resort & Marina have all been granted amended development agreements. Faro added 25 rooms to its 100room Hyatt design, Tranquility could add 16 one-bedroom units, and Coconut Cay was amended from 22 to 42 oneand two-bedroom units. Masters'agreement is for 80 rooms and he's attempting to increase it to 95. Rosasco was originally awarded that agreement. It's for 80 rooms, a restaurant, retail space and marina. Masters currently owns just 46 of the necessary 80 transient rights to build the hotel, but said he's under contract to purchase the old Longhorn Lodge property near 125th Street. For more, go to www.KeysNet.com.Planned hotel would go to 95 units from 80MARATHONState attorney defects to the GOPMonroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward, who lost the August Democratic primary to Catherine Vogel, has switched his affiliation, becoming a Republican on Sept. 6. "I really don't want to be part of a party that supports public corruption," Ward said Tuesday. Countywide, Vogel defeated Ward 52.76 percent to 47.24 percent. In Key West, where Ward's office has prosecuted several members of well-known and connected families for a variety of offenses, Vogel defeated him by 484 votes, which many people say swung the election. Ward blames the closeknit Conch community for getting out the vote for Vogel to punish him. "I just find it distasteful to be a member of the party that won't prosecute public corruption," he added. "There are a lot of good Democrats.... There is a different standard for people who have money or stature," he said. He cited longtime Key West names like Morgan, Toppino, Bethel, Acevedo and Spoto all families with at least one member prosecuted since Ward was elected in 2008. "The majority of Democrats in Key West clearly state they don't want good government," Ward said. Phil Schaeffer, chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Executive Committee, said he appreciates Ward's past support but views his comments as inappropriate. "I think it's unfortunate because Dennis was already engaged and very supportive in our party, probably more than any other official," Schaeffer said. "He ought to probably limit his response ... rather than paint everyone with the same brush." On Nov. 6, Vogel faces Republican Mark Kohl in the general election. Vogel had been Kohl's top assistant before Ward defeated the incumbent nearly four years ago. So whose name will Ward fill in on the ballot? "I'm not going to vote for either one," he said. "They'll probably both end up working together anyway," referring to the belief by many that whoever wins will hire his or her former colleague.Ward:Some Dems support corruption'POLITICS Keynoter Staff By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSnapper fishery remains openCommercial fishermen can keep catching yellowtail snapper. Federal fishery managers called off Tuesday's planned commercial closure on the popular food fish, saying annual catch limits of 1.14 million pounds in the South Atlantic region have not been reached. The closure would not have stopped recreational fishing for yellowtail, or commercial fishing in state waters. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials previously announced that the yellowtail commercial fishery would halt Tuesday. About 275 commercial boats in the Florida Keys, including more than 100 fulltime yellowtail boats, would have been affected. The closure was called off Monday. "Updated landings data indicate the commercial annual catch limit for yellowtail snapper has not been reached," a notice from the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council says. "Therefore, the previously scheduled commercial closure has been canceled." Commercial fishermen protested that the 1.14-million-pound catch limit for the abundant yellowtail population is far too low. Anew stock assessment indicates that catching more than the current annual limit for yellowtail would not threaten the species'population, but that report has not yet been approved by federal scientists. "The results of the peer review should support an increase in the annual catch limit [for yellowtail snapper] and eliminate the need for a closure in 2012 and prevent any closures in the upcoming 2013 season," said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association. Arevised catch limit could be adopted before November, Kelly said. Under federal fishery laws, annual catch limits for all food fish were put in place by the end of 2011. Biologists used available information to set the initial catch limit. Aclosure under catchlimit rules would have been the first ever on yellowtail snapper. Prices paid for yellowtail rise in the fall and winter when demand from visitors increases.Feds reverse on commercial ocean ruleCOMMERCIAL FISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,September 12,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A 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. EDITORIALCitizens plays Santa ClausLETTERS TO THE EDITORMore lobster rulesSo, what's so sporting about sport season for lobster in the Keys? We are overrun with lobster mobsters who pillage and plunder lobster to wit: Most out-of-towners and many locals load up their boat with license-carrying freeloaders, head out to the gulf before first light, put two divers in the water with scuba tanks, get lobster for all on board and head back to their dock by 9 a.m. Many will quickly tail their bugs and head out for a second limit, even a third limit, then repeat the process on Day 2. Are you a local living on a canal? I've seen it, you've seen it, maybe you have even done it. I am willing to bet that 40 percent to 50 percent of lobster taken in mini-season were taken illegally. So what can be done? Hey, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, are you reading this? Let's make sport season sporting. Here are my proposals: Limit the taking of lobster to freediving only for those two days, especially in the gulf. That would make it sporting. Anyone caught with tanks will be fined, lose their catch, etc. Reduce the hours for taking lobster from sun-up to high noon everyone off the water by 12. If you can't get your bugs in six hours, you shouldn't be out there anyway. Require a separate license and fee for sport season with punch tags to record your lobster catch (like they do for abalone in California). You must punch your card immediately after boating your lobsters. This new fee can be designated to improve the lobster fishery or support commercial lobstermen in a bad or storm-wrecked season. Reduce the limit, or at least impose a boat limit, of 24 lobsters. Too bad if you have 10 or more non-divers on board. Twenty-four bugs will feed everyone. Let's not eliminate sport season; our economy needs tourism, and this is a huge week for everyone involved with tourism in the Keys. I, as with many locals, have many, many, GPS-recorded lobster holes. This pre-season, we locals checked out our holes and found possibly the biggest abundance of lobster in many years. By the start of regular season, the lobster population was severely reduced. Don't believe me? Ask a commercial lobsterman. They are also a huge part of our economy. So who am I? I am just Mr. Joe Average Local, retired, enjoying the Keys, respectively. Every year we talk about changing mini-season. At the very least, change the name to Pillage and Plunder Season, which is what it really is. Tom Casey MarathonThe state-backed insurance firm is unloading policies but at zero risk to private insurersFlorida's private insurance industry got an early Christmas present last week. The governing board of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. approved $350 million in low-interest loans for private insurers to cherry-pick Citizens'policies (story, 5A). Keys property owners 25,700 have policies with Citizens are not directly affected, since the largesse extends only to policies held in inland counties, far from Florida's coasts (where insurers say the risk of losses from hurricane-force winds is highest). Yet records tracked by Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) indicate that insurance companies have collected $500 million more in premiums from Keys property owners than have been paid out in windstorm losses here from 2003 to 2011. So that raises questions about why Citizens' board decided to pay private firms a bonus to take over policies in "low-risk" inland counties. If the risk of loss is highest along Florida's coasts, then wouldn't it make sense to unload some of that risk? Well, making sense is not what drives Citizens Property Insurance Corp. decisions. Witness the price tag associated with the gift approved Friday. Private insurers will be offered 20-year, lowinterest loans (called surplus notes) that basically allow the insurers to take over Citizens policies and not pay back any of the money "borrowed" for 10 years. And if claim losses are recorded on those portfolios during that time, the private, for-profit companies might not even have to pay back the loans. That brought a strong rebuke at the Citizens' board meeting in Miami from state Sen. Mike Fasano, who has been a thorn in the side of the insurance industry lobby for years: "Here we go again. These private companies that you want to give $350 million to, they have no risk whatsoever." Some question why Citizens is even going down this path, since the state-backed company has already spun off 89,339 policies this year without the gift-wrapped incentives. And on Thursday, the day before the Citizens board met, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced another 150,000 policies would be moving to four private insurers starting Nov. 6. McCarty said 2012 will be the biggest "takeout" year for Citizens since 2008. Something doesn't add up in this whole rush to privatize windstorm insurance. It's even more reason to support FIRM as it and others explore an insurance co-op for the Florida Keys that removes us from Citizens'ill-conceived decisions, including this latest gift to private insurers that will ultimately be paid for by Citizens rate payers.Public to get Glynn Archercity-hall plansAsignificant benchmark in plans to turn Glynn Archer Elementary School into a new Key West city hall came last week with the delivery of engineering reports setting a price tag between $16.5 million and $17.1 million. The Key West City Commission received digital copies of the exhaustive review and is planning a public meeting to be set in early October to discuss the project. The prices are associated, respectively, with rehabilitation meant to restore elements of the school, which is more than 80 years old, or what's called a conversion, which would retain the familiar facade while essentially constructing a new steel-frame structure within. Mayor Craig Cates has championed placing city hall at Glynn Archer since being elected in 2009; previous plans called for rebuilding the administrative complex at 525 Angela St., along with a new fire station and threelevel parking deck. City offices were moved from Angela Street about two years ago due to increasing problems with mold and water damage; since then, offices have been rented at Habana Plaza on Flagler Avenue. Cates says he's hopeful his colleagues will get on board with Archer. "It has been a long road, and trying at times, but I think it's worth it." He suggests that some overlapping of the rehab and conversion plans is possible and could save money. "This is bringing up the building to today's building codes. My only preference would be to save money." The shelved Angela Street concept was projected to cost upward of $20 million. However, a fire station there remains planned and expected to cost $4.8 million. Construction consulting firm CH2M Hill, along with a number of subcontractors, conducted the latest Glynn Archer survey. The costs consider the construction, plus fees, insurance and a 20 percent "Keys factor" meant to address the geographic and environmental complications of building in Monroe County. Commissioner Teri Johnston, long a critic of Cates' plan and a contractor by trade, says she would support the conversion concept so as not to saddle taxpayers with a "maintenance albatross." "We kind of knew that we were going to get into a pretty substantial restoration and that's what is," Johnston said. "It's incumbent on us to renovate it so we're not leaving a maintenance nightmare. You don't try to put a Band-Aid on somebody else's unmaintained building." The Monroe County School District owns Glynn Archer and houses around 300 students. The plan is to move those students to an under-construction wing of Horace O'Bryant Middle School; Glynn Archer is set to come available by June 2013. In return for Glynn Archer, the city is providing the district with school-bus parking on Stock Island especially needed due to extensive renovation of North Roosevelt Boulevard.The specifics finally are ready to goKEY WEST The writer says even locals cheat on the rules when it comes to mini-season. Here,a state marine officer checks if this lobster is legal size.No accountabilityThe taxpayers of Marathon are not being served well by the leadership in a confident manner, which has been entrusted to the five elected officials and management. Previous management had been directed to review, evaluate and report to the elected officials on every contract, every outsourced agreement and all expenditures of taxpayer funds prior to budget considerations. This is not now being done or directed by the elected leadership. Now the taxpayers are going to be burdened with increased taxes, declining services or at best the status quo, all being done without an identifiable means in the budgeting process and consideration. It is commonly known and documented the city has not been adequately served and represented by the attorneys of Stearns-Weaver. Bad advice by the legal firm together with poor decisions by the City Council has depleted reserves, required increased taxes and less quality of services. There have been recommendations over the years to bring legal services in-house not only to save money but for local means, knowledge of service and conveniences for the city officials and citizens. The very same was recommended for the financial services of the city. The entrustment and empowerment for elected officials and management in failing to make important decisions such as these are a discredit and dishonor to the citizens of Marathon. It is derelict of duties of the elected officials and management. They talk about pay increases for city employees. Our economy has not improved yet and the paychecks of us in the private sector are less than a few years ago. I wish you would publish all of the city employee salaries, health care benefits, 401(k) benefits, 12 to 14 days of holiday pay and two to four weeks of vacation pay, all paid by us taxpayers, and compare their pay and benefits to those who work at Publix, Home Depot, the Holiday Inn Express and the Dolphin Research Center. My wife and I cannot afford to pay for our own adequate health insurance or maintain a pension plan, and we are forced to pay for other people's health care and pensions through taxes. There are three seats up for election on the City Council. Maybe it is time for new leadership to ensure the citizens of acceptable, credible and honorary representation. Vic Gibson Marathon Video Fest a hitThe first Conch Records Music Video Fest took place at the Marathon Community Park this past Saturday, and roughly 1,000 people came and left with great memories and memorabilia. Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys made $4,000 from beer sales, all vendors who had booths were happy with the contacts they made, everyone who came through the gates enjoyed themselves, and our local musicians put on a fabulous show. One by one, from 11 a.m. to almost 8 p.m., musicians got up and entertained the audience, starting with Linda Lee Byars playing the keyboard to the national anthem as one of her students, Xavier played the trumpet and our local Boy Scout troop carried the flag. Conch Records brought in a truckload of sound and video equipment, and recorded seven different songs that will be turned into music videos within the next week. All music videos will be posted on www.KeysVideoDirectory.com as well as YouTube. The highlight of the day was the recording of "It Beats 40 Below" performed by Rocketman and a number of other musicians who made up the core band, and background singers. Other artists who will be getting music videos from the fest are Joe Mama, Tim Dee and Jim Hill, Ray West, the Billy Brown Blues Band, Dan Sullivan, Michael J, David Preston and the Buffalo Conch Band. The folks from Conch Records are extremely pleased with the turnout and the success of this Music Video Fest, and is already making plans to do another Music Video Fest in December. Cliff Rydell Marathon A 700-page engineering report delivered last week to Key West city staff pegs the cost of fixing or converting Glynn Archer Elementary School into a new city hall at $16,539,530 and $17,138,916,respectively. Prepared by Coral Gables-based construction consultant CH2M Hill,the detailed analysis considers two construction programs. "The objective [of the rehab plan] is to keep as much of the existing structure as possible.The existing concrete foundations and exterior walls do not have sufficient strength and structural reinforcing steel to meet current Florida Building Code requirements.However, we think they can be reinforced to meet code." The "degree of certainty"associated with rehabilitating the building is between 75 percent and 80 percent. If complete conversion is chosen,"The exterior walls are maintained but the interior structural elements are demolished and replaced by an alternate overall loadresisting system.This system would consist of an internal structural steel frame that would not rely on the existing foundations and walls. "This would require a complete reframing of the inside of the building,keeping the exterior walls only." The degree of certainty for that program is between 90 percent and 95 percent,the firm says. As outlined in the report,the school buildings,constructed in 1926 and 1936,will need new plumbing, electrical,heating and ventilation,among other things.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Upper Keys BPW plans networkingThe Upper Keys Century Business and Professional Women's club has its third annual "speed networking" event set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Doc's Diner, mile marker 99.7, Key Largo. To find out more, call 587-1085 or go to www.upperkeysbpw.org.Key West chamber social is Sept.20The Key West Chamber of Commerce has a members-only social set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Key West Harbour, 6000 Peninsular Ave., Stock Island. Cost of $10 includes beer, wine, soda and hors d'oeuvres.Lanman gets Workforce nodDon Lanman, senior vice president and marketing director of First State Bank of the Florida Keys, has joined the South Florida Workforce Investment Board. The board initiates state and federally funded workforce development programs in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. It helps employers and job seekers with employment services and labor market information, and provides training for economically disadvantaged adults, youths and dislocated workers. Lanman serves on, among other things, the board of Hospice of the Florida Keys/Visiting Nurse Association and the Key West Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee.Mills joins Marr PropertiesMark Mills, formerly with Clear Channel Radio in the Upper Keys, has joined realty firm Marr Properties. Along with his wife and dog, Mills said he enjoys hiking and biking through parks, and going to the beach. Florida remains the U.S. leader in cruise passengers and spending, according to a study released last Thursday by an industry association. In 2011, ports throughout the state hosted 5.9 million embarking passengers, or 60 percent of the entire country's share an increase of 2.4 percent over 2010. Direct cruise-related spending hit $6.7 billion more than a third of the $19 billion generated by the industry in the United States. The numbers are included in an economic impact study commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association, a trade group that represents cruise operators and travel agents. The study looked only at CLIA's 26 member lines, although all the major companies are represented in that group. "We already know the positives about the industry in terms of the value it provides to vacationers and the very innovative cruises and itineraries and the affordable vacation option it offers for a lot of different people," said Mike McGarry, CLIA's senior vice president of public affairs. "It's important to show that the industry as a business is also a positive contributor to the United States. Economically, we play an important role."Miami again led the nation, with more than 2 million passengers boarding cruises at PortMiami, though that figure dropped by 7.5 percent. Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale came in second with nearly 1.8 million, a 2 percent increase, and Port Canaveral was No. 3 with almost 1.5 million embarking passengers, a jump of 15 percent.Key West is home to numerous port calls by ships including the Imagination Fascination Majesty of the Seas and Destiny .The world's largest cruise ship companies including Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line are headquartered in Miami-Dade.Worldwide, more people took cruise vacations than ever before last year: 16.3 million, a 10 percent increase year over year. The number of U.S. citizens who cruised worldwide was 10.4 million, another record. About 9.8 million people embarked on cruises from U.S. ports, the most ever. McGarry said that the percentage of Americans who have gone on a cruise is still low. "There's a huge potential for growth in this industry," he said. Wednesday,September 12,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com BusinessTOURISMFlorida leads in cruise passengersNew report shows Miami is leaderBy HANNAH SAMPSONhsampson@MiamiHerald.comMiami Herald photo by CAMMY CLARKNikki Sundboom of Eau Claire,Wis.,finishes parasailing during a Majesty of the Seas'port call in Key West.BUSINESS BRIEFS LANMAN TDC wins marketing awardsThe Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the agency responsible for marketing the Florida Keys, won five Flagler Awards at the 45th annual Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism that ended Friday. The TDC won a Henry, the competition's top award, in the Niche Marketing Category for a 30-second television ad titled "Out Before It Was In." It aims at lesbian, gay, transsexual and transgender tourists.The council also picked up silver awards for itswww.fla-keys.comwebsite, a 30-second Key West television spot called "Basics" and a weather-triggered Internet advertising campaign.ATDC summer radio advertising campaign for Key West and Islamorada garnered a bronze award."Our promotional programs are not only resultsoriented, but they continue to be recognized as among the best in Florida," said TDC Director Harold Wheeler.Tinsley Advertising provides advertising support for the TDC. The Flagler Awards are organized by Visit Florida, the state's public/private tourism promotion agency. They are named to honor the "vision, perseverance, imagination and commitment" of the late Florida travel and tourism pioneer Henry Flagler.Visit Florida hands them out at conferenceADVERTISINGCitizens OKs insurer loansMoney that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has raised by hiking rates, reducing coverage and dodging hurricanes in recent years will be transferred to private insurers in the form of lowinterest, forgivable loans.The Citizens board on Friday moved to advance a new $350 million program aimed at incentivizing private insurers to take over policies from the state's largest insurer. Homeowners could begin to be shifted out of Citizens in December."We have to reduce the overall size of Citizens," said Barry Gilway, president of the state-run insurer, during a meeting last Thursday of its Depopulation Committee. "If we are to be successful in moving a large number of Citizens'customers to financially secure markets, this program is compelling."The program is the latest initiative by Citizens'ambitious board of directors, which is operating more independently of the Legislature in an unprecedented effort to move hundreds of thousands of policies into the private market. In the past year alone, Citizens has raised rates, slashed coverage and denied policies in an attempt to make itself less attractive and prop up the state's limited private market. Company executives and Gov. Rick Scott say the insurer of 1.4 million poses a financial risk to the state and needs to rapidly shrink. Under the new "surplus note" program, Citizens would take capital from its record $6.2 billion reserves and lend it under favorable terms to private insurers who agree to take over policies and keep them for 10 years.The 20-year loans require interest-only payments during the first three years and are forgivable, in part, if hurricanes hit the state. Citizens acknowledges that the interest rate of about 1.6 percent "does not approximate the true market rate" for similar loans and that Citizens could be left unpaid if an insurer goes belly up after receiving a loan."If the wind blows, we have a downside," said Citizens Chief Financial Officer Sharon Binnun, pointing out that up to 20 percent of the loan could be forgiven each year there is a hurricane. "If there is a storm in any one of the first five years ... there's an opportunity for the [insurers] to have some [debt] relief."Critics of the proposal called it a sweetheart deal for insurance companies and corporate welfare funded by the premiums collected from Citizens'customers over the past several years. With no hurricanes hitting the state since 2005, Citizens has saved up a massive treasure chest of $6.2 billion, money that private insurers find attractive.Proponents of the program say it is an inexpensive way to take much of the risk off Citizens'books, a high priority of Scott. Other riskreduction options were much more expensive, Gilway said.Critics say it's corporate welfare at workBy TOLUSE OLORUNNIPAtlorunnipa@MiamiHerald.comINSURANCE
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,September 12,2012Porter: Go slowSuperintendent Mark Porter says he's working to formulate a long-term strategic plan for the Monroe County School District by the end of the school year in May. School Board members have long discussed putting together a formal strategic plan and in January, under Porter predecessor Jesus Jara, came up with a list of priorities. Meeting Sept. 4, Porter cautioned the board that the approach should not be to immediately begin replacing programs and positions that have been lost over the past two years, which saw the district slash more than $13 million in operating expenses. "Last out, first in, that's not right," Porter said. The question should be, he said, "How does it align, how does it contribute ... to what we've said is important across the district?" Board Chairman John Dick reiterated that working to replace positions when funding becomes available is neither strategic nor historically advisable. Board member Robin Smith-Martin asked that a thorough review of district policy governing charter schools be examined as part of the strategic planning. "I think we need to stand up for the best interest of our district and our students," Smith-Martin said "I don't like the idea that if a group of parents are mad at a principal, they can go start a school." Under Jara's tenure, the top strategic priorities were: Maintain a 5 percent fund balance. Keep the district ranked in the top 5 percent of the state's 67 districts in student performance. Create effective internal and external communications. Implement a performance management system. Ensure staff and teachers are dedicated to the mission statement of "constant improvement." Also Sept. 4, meeting at Coral Shores High School, the School Board unanimously approved a 5.5 percent tax increase for the fiscal year that started on July 1. Under the budget prepared by district Chief of Staff Ken Gentile, expenditures are projected at $79.5 million, with revenues coming in at $80,086,600. For the last fiscal year, spending hit $81 million against $78.5 million in revenue, resulting in a deficit. The $79.5 million in projected spending for 2012-13 is supported by a tax rate of $3.66 per $1,000 of assessed home value. That's up 5.5 percent from last year's tax rate of $3.565 per $1,000 of assessed home value.Superintendent: No knee-jerk action neededMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comSome daytime coverage costs for Sugarloaf would be retained. "We're recommending [new rescue staff] because we think it's needed," Gastesi said. "If you don't think it's needed, we'll pull it out." Commissioner George Neugent said he has received no demand from Sugarloaf Key residents for personnel. And Wigington noted that Lower Keys fire stations tend to be only a few miles apart and can provide coverage to nearby areas. Residents of Duck Key, considered a high-value area for tax revenues, could save money by agreeing to join the city of Marathon, Mayor David Rice said. "I cannot on good conscience go to Duck Key and tell them why they should not incorporate with Marathon," he said.Commissioners opposedFrom Budget,1A VOTE VOGELFOR STATE ATTORNEYPROFESSIONAL...NOT POLITICALPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Catherine Vogel, Democrat for State Attorney, Monroe County D Two BPdefendants scheduled for courtTrial dates have been set for two of four Key West men involved in a scheme to defraud BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility in the wake of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. According to U.S. District Court in Miami, Cleon Major and Donald Sargent are slated to appear Oct. 4 in Miami and each has a jury trial set for Oct. 9. Major was arraigned on Aug. 3 and Sargent on Aug. 24. Adrian Barnes is awaiting an Oct. 1 competency evaluation hearing before being arraigned, according to the court, while David Bacon is scheduled for an initial court appearance Sept. 18 in Fort Lauderdale. Major, who apparently masterminded the scheme, faces seven counts of felony wire fraud, four counts of felony numberaccess fraud and two counts of felony aggravated identity theft. Bacon, Barnes and Sargent are each charged with five counts of felony wire fraud. According to an indictment handed down on July 27, the four men "knowingly, and with intent to defraud" devised a scheme to "obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses." On the first five counts of wire fraud, indictment says the men filed false claims using fraudulent employment and income documents that claimed lost income as a result of the oil spill. The indictment says the men made the following claims: Major claimed $10,000 on Oct. 27, 2010. Major and Bacon claimed $11,000 on Nov. 2, 2010. Major and Barnes claimed $28,000 on Feb. 5, 2011. Major and Sargent claimed $24,000 on Feb. 7, 2011. Major claimed $20,500 on Feb. 7, 2011. In two separate wire fraud counts, Major is accused of claiming $27,000 on Feb. 5, 2011, and $24,000 on Feb. 7, 2011. Major's four counts of access-number fraud have to do with Gulf Coast Claims Facility "device numbers" used to "obtain anything of value aggregating $1,000 or more." Major's two identify theft counts deal with using false Social Security numbers as a means of identification. BPestablished the claims facility around June 2010 in the wake of the rig explosion and subsequent lengthy oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose was to repay lost income to people affected by the disaster along the Gulf Coast. Monroe County residents and businesses have received around $200 million from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility on more than 11,000 claims. The Keys lie on the outer border of a region approved on May 2 by a federal judge for a classaction case involving BP claims ranging from Texas to Monroe County. Settling cases with economic and property damage claimants could cost the multi-national firm an additional $7.8 billion, according to its estimates. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has been replaced by the new Deepwater Horizon Court-Supervised Settlement Program as part of the settlement. Pending claims will be turned over to the new agency. Senior staff writer Kevin Wadlow contributed to this report.They're among four accused of BP fraudIN THE COURTS By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com KEYSNET.COM
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 12,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B Constitution Day How much do you know about the U.S. Constitution? Find out on Monday.Story, 5B Living united Schools Keyswide get a major boost through the annual Stuff the Bus campaign.Story, 4B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Canes dim Knights' hopes early onCoral Shores High School's first three drives ended in touchdowns while the Hurricane defense made certain Archbishop Curley never got close to a score in a 34-0 shutout Friday.The senior tandem of linebacker Tom Johnson and defensive end Will Ismer rallied a defense that never let the young Knights (0-2) inside Coral Shores'20-yard line.Offensively, senior halfback Jimmy Rhyne crossed the goal for three Hurricane touchdowns on runs of 15, 5 and 16 yards. Rhyne also had long runs of 33, 31 and 29 yards in his 10 carries for 158 yards.Sophomore halfback Eddie Dunn broke loose for a 30yard touchdown run in his 91yard game."Our blocking was good and the guys ran well. Now everybody knows the scheme," said Cane offensive coordinator Alphonso Bryant, offering a quick smile. "The best is yet to come."Coral Shores (2-0) now faces a new test in the season's first road game, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ransom Everglades (1-1), a South Florida Football Conference opponent."We just need to keep playing to the end and doing what we do," Cane head coach Ed Holly said. Against Curley, almost everything went well. Despite an 8-yard loss on a missed pitch to start the contest, the Canes moved 68 yards on an efficient eight plays to score on their first possession.Rhyne took an inside counter handoff 63 yards for an apparent touchdown but a blocking penalty erased the final 30 yards. He scored three plays later from 15 yards out.Johnson already had two tackles on Curley's first possession when he came up with a Knight fumble at midfield.Two plays later, Dunn barged for a 30-yard touchdown and a 13-0 lead with 4:12 left in the first quarter.Keys squad powers way to victoryCORAL SHORES 34,CURLEY 0By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW Coral Shores running back Eddie Dunn (in white) battles through two Archbishop Curley defenders for tough yardage in the Hurricanes'34-0 win Friday.Dunn scored on a 30-yard run and gained 91 yards for the game.Lions roaragainst FinsSolid special teams and defense was enough for the Marathon High School football team to eke out a win over Highlands Christian Academy two weeks ago, but that wasn't the case Friday against LaSalle High. The Dolphins lost 20-0 to the Lions, a team coach Lance Martin said is stacked with size and speed. "Their lines only went one way, and their defensive line is going to be the best we see by far this year," he said. "They were just faster to every point of attack than we were; they had flat-out speed."1-1 Dolphins prepping for Country DayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comLASALLE 20,MARATHON 0 Photo courtesy LARA RUTSKINMarathon running back Ian Almodovar dives over a defender during Friday night's 20-0 loss to LaSalle.The Lions'size and speed on the defensive line held the Dolphins to 75 yards of offense. Football Conchs drop to 1-1Trailing 12-7 at the beginning of the fourth quarter Friday night, the Key West High football team had a first-and-goal on the North Miami Beach 2 yard line. Fans at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium anticipated a touchdown that would put the Conchs ahead and perhaps propel them to a second consecutive victory. It didn't happen. The first play was an incomplete pass. On the second, Deonte Stemage was thrown for a two-yard loss. On the third, Stemage was stopped for no gain. On the fourth, after a five-yard penalty, quarterback Donald Roberts tried to roll out but was sacked for an 11-yard loss on the 20.All the while, a rabid Key West fan had implored: "Give it to Elliott up the middle."But this was not a night to give the ball to Elliott Valdez, who had gained more than 100 yards a week before. Bothered by a sore shoulder, the thickset fullback had earlier been held without a gain on five consecutive attempts."That was a consideration," coach Johnny Hughes said when asked why Valdez wasn't called on to blast into the end zone. Hughes added that Stemage would have scored on his two attempts had blocks been executed, first by Norman Lopez on the twoyard loss, and then by Valdez.The Conchs never recovered and lost, 12-7, to drop to 1-1. "No question, you have toChargers'D holds up well in the fourthBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorNORTH MIAMI BEACH 12,KEY WEST 7Better outlook for offshoreOffshore fishing has experienced a marked improvement this week. There are definitely more dolphin being caught everything from schoolies to 15-pound gaffers. This will continue to pick up as the cold fronts push the fish south into our area in the coming weeks. We've seen a slight increase in wahoo, catches as well, with most caught around floating debris. The 409 in Islamorada and Marathon humps are producing excellent action on blackfin tuna. While trolling works for 8to 10-pound fish, your better bet is to drop live baits or a butterfly jig in depths of 200-plus feet to bring up larger fish in the 20-pound category. Successful fishing on the reef and wrecks requires a distinct game plan this time of year. We've been anchoring up in 60 to 90 feet on the reef early, just past sunrise, and catching yellowtails and the occasional mutton. When the yellowtail bite fades, usuallyDolphin bite is increasingFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson Captain'sColumn Nice-size mangrove snapper are coming off the reef,like this four-pounder held by SeaSquared Charters mate Jason Bell.See Conchs,2BSee Hurricanes,2BSee Dolphins,3BSee Fishing,3B
score [in the red zone]," Hughes said. Key West lost despite making three interceptions by Jack Gruba, Laurence Marius and Thomas Neary and recovering a fumble. After Gruba's pick on North Miami Beach's first possession, a Conch drive stalled at the Chargers'12 and Ricardo Gomez missed a 30-yard field-goal attempt. Key West took a 7-0 lead when Roberts ran in from two yards on a fourth-andone early in the second quarter. The Chargers pulled to within 7-6 at halftime, then took the lead in the third on a 28-yard pass from Cedric Wiggins to Immel Rai.Later in the fourth quarter, the Conchs had a first down on the Chargers'39 but self destructed with two consecutive 15-yard unsportsmanlikeconduct penalties on the same play. The first was called on Valdez and the second was called after Hughes yelled to a referee, "Control the game." The Conchs, as usual, gained most of their yardage on the ground. Roberts passed six times, completing three."We want to use the pass as a home-run type of play," said Hughes. "We will live and die with the running game."Key West will play at West Broward High at 7 Friday night. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,September 12,2012 West Broward comes callingFrom Conchs,1B Photo by BERT BUDDEWith his teammates in step,Key West's Ricardo Gomez kicks off to begin Friday night's game with North Miami Beach at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. "Eddie Dunn ran as hard tonight as I've ever seen him run," Holly said. Apass-interference call against the Canes gave Curley its best chance at scoring from the Cane 27 but two tackles for loss by the 6foot-8 Ismer forced a fourthdown incompletion.The Canes answered with a methodical 88-yard drive after a holding penalty. Fullback Kodi Roberts had runs of 17 and 9 yards on the push, while Rhyne escaped for 31 and 14 yards before finishing it with a 5-yard score.Paul Pauchey's second point-after kick made it 20-0 midway in the second quarter.Abobbled reception of an Addison Duma-Kenny throw gave Curley an interception late in the quarter but the halftime clock expired with the Knights on the Coral Shores 21.The Canes consumed most of the third quarter with a 16-play drive that consumed 76 yards before ending with a missed 32-yard field goal attempt.A34-yard punt return by Jack Hatfield set up the Hurricanes'fourth touchdown on a quick 29-yard drive. A 10-yard pass from DumaKenny to Roberts led to Rhyne's third scoring run, a 16-yarder early in the fourth.Coral Shores'younger players got a chance to score on the final drive. Sophomore Henry Jacobsen had runs of 22 and 10 yards with fullback Logan Rowe scoring from 5 yards out. Curley's last chance to break the shutout ended when Cane sophomore linebacker Shane Saenger recovered a Knight fumble. Alberto Anderson and Ryan Vazquez made key tackles for the Canes. Defensive tackle Omar Thomas batted down one pass attempt and made a tackle for loss.Ground game carries teamFrom Hurricanes,1B Lady Conchs upend FinsKey West High School withstood a hot volleyball start by rival Marathon High School and cruised to a fourset victory Monday on the Dolphins'home court. The Conchs dropped the opening set, 21-25, and fell behind 6-1 early in the second. But they eventually pulled even at 15-15 and won, 25-20. Key West took the third set, 25-22, and the last 25-15. "They made some plays to start the second game; Taylor [Konrath] was on fire. You have to give the other team credit for them," Conchs coach Jessy Archer said. "We did get off to a bit of a slow start ... but we got it together and cleaned it up. We played sloppy in the first game and you can't win playing like that." Archer was complimentary of a Marathon team that Key West handily outplayed in an Aug. 22 preseason match. "I think they have improved a lot since the preseason match. They're passing was a lot better and they have some dynamite players on the front row that can put the ball down," she said. Dolphins coach Teresa Konrath was happy with the beginning of the match, but disappointed with the team's overall serving. "The first game we did well and in the beginning of the second game. Overall, what killed us was the serving. In the very last game we gave away eight service points," she said. "They're power servers and when they're on, they're on. When they're off, they're off." The Dolphins carried momentum from the first-set win into the second. Ablock and a kill by Taylor Konrath put Marathon up 2-0. Two more kills by Konrath and another by John'Nisha Qualls put Marathon up 6-1. But the Conchs chipped away at the lead with kills by Ryann Appleby, Shelbi Swanson and Jillian Laswell, eventually tying the set at 15-15. They took an 18-15 lead and held on for a five-point win. The third set was tight early, but Key West built a 15-8 lead after two straight Swanson kills. It was 19-10 after an Appleby kill, but Marathon did not go quietly. ATaylor Konrath kill made it 11-19, and Jordan Roney won five consecutive service points including four aces to make it 1619. AKayla Geide kill gave Key West a 23-20 lead and Swanson blocked a shot for the game-winning point. The fourth set was also close early, but Key West rattled off seven straight points to built a 20-10 lead and held on for a 25-15 win. The Conchs (1-2) were scheduled to host Gulliver Prep Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. Marathon (1-3) is scheduled to visit Westminster Christian School Wednesday at 6 p.m. and host Palmer Trinity School Friday at 5:30 p.m. Keys rival wins match in four setsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPREP VOLLEYBALLKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon senior Taylor Konrath attempts a kill and Key West players Kayla Geide (No. 23) and Ryann Appleby (No.2) try for a block during a Monday match between the two teams.Key West won.
That size and speed kept the Dolphins offense bottled up all game, holding them to 75 total yards of offense. The Lions rushed for 256 yards, but passed for just 10; the Dolphins intercepted two of their five pass attempts."We played excellent defense. We had two turnovers in the first half that put us in a bad positions," Martin said. That included a first-and-goal situation inside the 10-yard line where LaSalle failed to score.Defensive lineman Cooper Chaplin had a huge game for the Dolphins, recording 14 tackles with a sack and two forced fumbles. Jesse Deluca had eight tackles and an interception, while Noel Natta also had eight tackles."The offense isn't giving them any help right now, but it's things we're going to work on. These three teams were the biggest we'll face all year," Martin said of LaSalle, Highlands Christian and Pope John Paul II High School (which beat the Dolphins in the season's exhibition game).Against LaSalle, the Dolphins trailed 7-0 at halftime. The lone first-half score came on the Lions' second possession of the second quarter. LaSalle took possession at the Dolphins' 20-yard line after an interception and scored three plays later on a 3-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 after the extra point attempt.Another interception set LaSalle up at the Dolphins' 47 and they eventually scored on a 6-yard run to make it 130 after a failed two-point conversion attempt.Marathon then went on its best offensive spurt of the night, a 10-play drive that ended with Riley Durkin missing field goal try. LaSalle scored its final touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run and extra point for the final score. The Dolphins (1-1) are scheduled to host Miami Country Day Friday at 7:30 p.m.Dolphins home FridayFrom Dolphins,1B Wednesday,September 12,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com VOTE VOGELFOR STATE ATTORNEYPROFESSIONAL...NOT POLITICALPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Catherine Vogel, Democrat for State Attorney, Monroe County Does Your Pool Need Replastering?Commercial and Residential www.FLKeys-Pools.com The BEST since 1969Gen. Contr. CGC001567 Comm. Pool Contr. RP0046301 Engr. Contr. ENGI146A ADVERTISE IN THECall Laura at 743-5551 to place your business ad.(Contractors are required to list their license number)FOR AS LOW AS $49.28PER MONTHOver 30,000 circulation weekly from Key West to Key Largo. Publication every Wed. and Sat. and now online at www.keysnet.com EXAMPLE Marathon running back Dominic Cavitt carries the ball during the Dolphins'loss to LaSalle Friday night. Marathon hosts Miami Country Day this Friday at 7:30.Photo courtesy LARA RUTSKIN around 10 or 11, we concentrate on catching ballyhoo. Then it's off to the wrecks to use the ballyhoo to catch muttons in the 15-pound class. Amberjacks, jack crevalle and fine-eating almaco jacks are a bonus.The patch reefs in 20 to 35 feet of water are offering up good numbers of twoto threepound mangroves plus keepersize yellowtails and small, fiveto eight-pound muttons. In the bay, there's a consistent bite on mangroves in and around the grass banks and inshore Gulf wrecks. These fish average one to three pounds. Chunks of ballyhoo fished on a light jig head work best.The week's bestThe Chancellor family from Loxahatchee spent a day fishing with Capt. Bob Kidwell and mate Neil Apley out of Captain Pip's Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. They caught an offshore slam with blackfin tuna, wahoo and dolphin. The tuna was caught at the humps, and the wahoo and dolphin were found under a six-foot length of bamboo.Tephany and Ed Odom, from Morris, Ill., celebrated their honeymoon by fishing on the reef with Capt. Kevin Wilson of Knee Deep Charters out of the Geiger Key Marina in the Lower Keys. They caught their limit of yellowtail snapper and Tephany released a big barracuda.Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moe's Custom Charters in Key West, spent much of the week on the reef, where his clients caught limits of yellowtail snapper, porgy and hogfish. To spice the action, they also fished on the wrecks for amberjack and mutton snapper. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743.5305, Sea Squared@bellsouth.net and www.SeaSquared-Charters .com.Ballyhoo good for muttonsFrom Fishing,1B Slow start forConchsThe Key West High School volleyball team opened the season last weekend by getting swept in two matches at the Bobby Menendez Gym.On Friday, St. Brendan defeated the Conchs, 25-18, 27-25, 25-22, in a District 164Abattle. On Saturday, Naples Lely prevailed, 25-18, 25-9, 26-24, in a non-district match.After Saturday's loss, coach Jessy Archer said, "I was real pleased with yesterday, but very disappointed in how we played today, especially with the number of missed serves." Key West had its chances in each game against St. Brendan but couldn't close. Ashot by Jillian Laswell brought the Conchs to within 20-18 in the first game, but the Sabres ran off the final five points.In the second game, the Conchs were down, 25-24, and facing a game point. But after a timeout, Frannie Garcia scored to tie it at 25-25. But the Sabres quickly won on a service ace after a shot by Ryann Appleby went long.Appleby finished the match with two kills and six blocks, two of which resulted in points. She was also 18 of 22 in hitting the ball over the net. Garcia was nine of 13, Laswell six of eight and Kayla Geide four of five.Against Lely, the Conchs had a shot at forcing a fourth game, tying the score at 24-24 in the third on a Lely error after a serve by Geide. But then, as has happened many times to the Conchs over the years, the other team ran off two quick points to take the match.Laswell was eight of eight hitting with three blocks. Appleby was 10 of 13 with two kills and four blocks. "The endurance was not there," Archer said. "We've talked about getting in better shape and eating right."By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST VOLLEYBALLPhoto by BERT BUDDEThe Conchs'Frannie Garcia dives to dig a St.Brendan shot during Friday's match at the Bobby Menendez GymCanes 2nd in cross countryCoral Shores High's boys cross-country runners finished second among five teams at the Hurricanes'season-opening race Friday in Miami.Steven Chadwick ran a 19-minute, 44-second time on the 5-kilometer course to take fourth place overall at the Green and Silver Invitational at Larry and Penny Thompson Park. "It's early in the season yet and temperatures definitely had an influence on the times," said Hurricane coach Mary Jo Fry. "Steven had a very strong performance." Coral Shores ran against Doral Academy, Homestead, South Miami and host Varela.Other Canes scoring for the boys include Landon Brooks (22:10), Pablo Gonzalez (22:10), Rex Zimmerman (22:32), Lars Vihlen (23:10), Connor Mackenzie (24:10) and John Mulkeen (24:10).On the girls side, Kyia Herlth ran a 30:35 to lead the Lady Hurricane finishers. Other Cane girls scoring were Chloe Stokes (31:55), Amber Erickson (32:46), Monica Camacho (33:17) and Aimee Erickson (34:05). Overall event results were not available. In other Upper Keys prep sports this week:Coral Shores'girls volleyball team (2-2) hosts St. Brendan at 5:30 p.m. Friday (JVat 4 p.m.). Results of a scheduled Tuesday match at Florida Christian were pending.The Hurricane boys and girls swim teams visit South Florida pool power Ransom Everglades on Friday. Coral Shores then swims against Keys Gate Charter at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Founders Park in Islamorada.Island Christian's Lady Eagle volleyball team plays a home match against Colonial Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday in Islamorada. The Eagles were 1-0 before a Tuesday match against Westwood Christian (results pending).UPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Web extrasFor more Keys sports,go to www.KeysNet.com/ sports and read about:The Key West Conchs can't overcome Wellington in the swimming pool.The Marathon High cross-country team looks far difference this year than last.Key West and Marathon fall short on the golf course.
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ACROSS 1Garb for a sheik 4Strong rope 9Bounce 12Hardens 16Consolation awards 18Architectural ridge 19First name in whodunits 21Crusty wine cask deposit 22Palm beverage 23Disposed 24Stuff 25___ grudge 26Solar deity 27Admission income 28Nice nightclub 29Fortification 30Source of wealth 32Ray of hope 34Combustion residue 35Textile city NNE of Paris 36Effuse 37___ -on-Hudson 40Door part 41Study 42Sashes 46___ the trail 47Scot's beret 48Raison d'___ 50Wear down 52Isolated retreat 55Snigglers'prey 57Doddering 58Swarm 59Leg joints 61Simple song 63Son of Odin 64Beget 66Jacob's father 68Scrape 70River to the Rhine 73Nettled 75Glacial deposit 77Approaches manhood 81Swim stroke 83Exclamations of contempt 85Reverie 87Committed to give 89Worry 91Indite 92Procession 93Jai ___ 94Bat wood 96Designated 98Ill-fated 99Wisp 101Swagger 102Clay mixture 10318th century literary club 107Colorful cocktail 111Flexible 112Small quantities 113Ladder level 114Dies ___ 115More frigid 116Movable barrier 117Musical direction 118___ bene 119Eliot's Marner 120Smooth 121Boring tool 122Donates,in Glasgow 123Editor's notation 124N.Y.S.wintertime 125Requirements 126Banned insecticide DOWN 1Hit ___ 2Opera composer Arrigo 3Fencing ploy 4Title 5Unmitigated 6Unfunded 7Merchandise offering 8Japan or Siam follower 9Low-necked 10Attain success 11Surface coat 12Novice 13Mediterranean island group 14Navigational device 15Jargon 17Desert hazards 20Come out 21Dugouts 28Tommyrot! 31Lovesick 32Transgression 33Roman moon goddess 35Notoriety 37Voucher 38Gad 39Siouan Indian 40Aerial hunter 41Hero emporium 43Tantalize 44In a casual manner 45Prophet 47Gain in strength 49Impressive welcome 51Howls 53Sharp 54Legal thing 56Scattered 60Undermine 62Mountain lake 65___ Royale 67Priestly garment 69Walking the beat 70Official proceedings 71Seed covering 72Pro ___ 74Poet Ogden 76Sorority member 78US territory 79Actress Falco 80Cartel:abbr. 82Stage of intense activity 84Opinion 86Heron's cousin 88Crazy 90Cautions 95Filling food 97Tankard 98Perils 100Consumers 101Rays 102Coined 103Rapture 104Within the law 105Useful 106Hunger for 107Get rid of 108Araceous plant 109Outmoded 110Baker's need 113Don Juan,for one 117DevoteeObserver crossword puzzle"Hues" Solution in the Sept.15 Keynoter Student supplies drive deliversIn just four hours on Sept. 6, United Way volunteers successfully delivered box loads of school supplies to all 18 public schools in Monroe County from Key Largo to Key West. The volunteers, including Iberia Bank and Florida Keys Electric Cooperative employees, set their alarm clocks early to be at the co-op's warehouse for sorting. Before sunrise, a Publix tractor-trailer pulled into Marathon, loaded with skids, including cartons of crayons, pencils, glue and notebooks. By 10 a.m., the volunteers were heading out with their packages, and by the time school bells rang at 2:45 p.m., deliveries to all schools were complete. School District Superintendent Mark Porter met up with a delivery crew at Key West High and helped carry boxes. "We greatly appreciate the ongoing support our students receive from the annual Stuff the Bus program, providing many students with the supplies they need to learn and reach our high expectations," he said. Nearly half of Monroe County students (43.38 percent) qualified for free or reduced-price meals in 2011, up 24 percent since 2008. That means more than 3,600 students come from families who struggle to buy food, let alone items from back-toschool shopping lists provided by their schools."Each fall, more kids than you would think show up for school without the basic tools to learn like pencils and paper," said Margie Smith, president of the United Way of the Florida Keys. "Our school supply drive brings the community together to solve this problem."With more than $13 million in cuts since 2010, many Monroe County schools don't have the money to purchase supplies for students who show up unprepared for whatever reason. For the Stuff the Bus campaign, volunteers shopped at Office Depot in Marathon and Key Largo and Office Max in Key West using wish lists provided by teachers and/or principals from each school. Office Depot and Office Max also donated thousands of dollars of additional supplies, including several hundred backpacks.Additionally, shoppers at Publix Keyswide donated $3,150 by purchasing "School Tools for Cool Kids" cards in denominations of $5, $7 or $10. The United Way used that money to purchase supplies for individual schools using their wish lists.OUR SCHOOLSOcean Studies Charter School students and faculty (top) were on hand when United Way volunteers delivered school supplies collected at Office Depot,Office Max and Publix throughout the Keys.Florida Keys Electric Cooperative employees Howard Sanders (front) and Alberto Vidal unload skids of school supplies at the co-op's warehouse in Marathon. Living LIVING BRIEFSDeer refuge hosts beach walk,cleanupIn recognition of the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup and as part of the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, the National Key Deer Refuge is hosting two upcoming events. The first is a guided walk at Long Beach, on Big Pine Key, on Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. Those on the tour will look for birds and sea life and learn about the geology and ecology of the habitat. Meet at the Key Deer Visitor Center at the Winn Dixie plaza on Big Pine. Bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes and outdoor clothes. Binoculars are recommended. Then on Saturday, a cleanup of Long Beach is set for 9 a.m. to noon. The refuge will supply gloves and trash bags, and have water available. Bring a refillable water bottle and appropriate clothes. For more information, call Kristie Killam 8720774.Unity of the Keys has prayer vigilSilent Unity, an international, transdenominational prayer ministry, hold its 19th annual World Day of Prayer on Thursday, and Unity of the Keys, 1011 Virginia St., Key West, will participate. The theme is "The Universe is Calling," drawn from the writings of the late Rev. Eric Butterworth. Unity of the Keys will have a prayer vigil from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with Rev. Emeritus Evelyn Casper, Rev. Phil Smedstad and members of the Unity Prayer Team. An interfaith service follows at 7 p.m. with Ellen Booth-Church, Randy Becker, Rabbi Shimon Dudai and Carl Schutze.
Car show set for SaturdayThe Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club holds its next car show and ice cream social Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sugarloaf Lodge, mile marker 17. Food and beverages will be available at the tiki bar. To find out more, call 942-1758.Nonprofit clinic unveils KahunasThe Good Health Clinic in Tavernier has kicked off its annual Have a Heart fundraising campaign and as part of it, seven people are competing for the Upper Keys Big Kahuna Award, to be announced during the Kahuna Beach Luau, scheduled Sept. 29 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Islamorada. Winners are chosen based on how many tax-deductible votes monetary donations to the nonprofit clinic are cast in their favor. They can be made directly to Kahuna participants or be mailed or delivered to the clinic at mile marker 91.5. The deadline to receive donations is Sept. 26. Checks should be made payable to the Good Health Clinic.The candidates are Christi Allen, owner of Pilates in Paradise; Capt. Skip Bradeen, owner of Blue Chip Too Charters; Jack Butler, Mariners Hospital; artist Billy DePaula; Brett Graves, Cheeca Lodge; Chris Sante, former mayor of Islamorada and owner of Charter Pest Control; and Stephanie Scuderi, Centennial Bank vice president.For more information, call 853-1788.Club examines empress CatherineThe Key Largo Book Club will discuss the biography "Catherine the Great" (2011) by Pulitzer-prize winning historian Robert Massie on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Key Largo library, mile marker 101.4 oceanside.Russian Empress Catherine was the wealthiest, most powerful monarch of the 18th Century. She excelled in society and conversation, had 12 lovers, befriended philosophers such as Diderot and Voltaire, annexed the Crimean and partitioned Poland to prevent the spread of peasant revolts, among other things. The book is available at the library. For further information call Pat Cobey at 852-5756.Tot Swap starts accepting goodsYou can make space in your home, put money in your pocket and help the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition by consigning items your children have outgrown. Consignors earn 50 percent to 70 percent of the proceeds; the rest goes to the coalition, whose mission is ensuring healthy babies in the Keys.The so-called Tot Swap is planned for Oct. 13 and 14 at 2926 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, next to Kmart. Donations are accepted through Oct. 5 at the Healthy Start office in the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Key West; and the Habitat for Humanity CoConut Closet, mile marker 30.3, Big Pine Key.Additionally, volunteers are needed to help with pricing and sorting. Call 293-8424 or go to www.keyshealthy start.org for more specifics.Pennekamp Park seeks volunteersJohn Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo needs volunteers who can help the park biologist in a variety of resource management duties, including but not limited to trail maintenance, removing nonnative plants and conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys.To find out more, call Elena Muratori at 451-1202 or 451-1226. For most people, conversations take place each day. From current events to weather to politics, we chat about it all.When we lack this interaction, however, the world can become a lonely place. Often, it's elderly residents in particular that have little contact and interaction with people.For a Key Wester named Grace, 89, there is one conversation she counts on to brighten her day every day: She's one of 40 people who receive daily phone calls as part of the Keys Helpline Inc. Elder Outreach Program.It's called Telephone Reassurance and free to Monroe County residents over age 60. It provides social contact, ensures safety and well being, and can serve as a reminder to take necessary medication. "Helpline has always been good to me," said Grace, a native of Key West. "They have been respectful, gentle and caring. I don't have a favorite volunteer I love them all." This month, the nonprofit Helpline marks its 30th anniversary. For three decades, Helpline has been the only 24-hour phone service available for people in need. Volunteers answer inbound calls related to crisis intervention, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness or calls from people who have nowhere to turn.Helpline volunteers also made more than 12,000 outbound calls to elderly or homebound residents in 2011.But the Telephone Reassurance program isn't Helpline's only elder outreach program. There's also Family Caregiver Training, a free program that offers practical advice about caring for a loved one who is elderly or homebound. According to the 2012 census, about 34 percent of Monroe County's population is between ages 55 and higher. For those 24,728 people, there is one nursing home with 16 beds, a senior independent-living facility, and 200 apartment units for qualifying seniors available from the Monroe County Housing Authority. If an elderly person is able to remain independent in his or her home, then regular phone contact is one way to monitor his or her safety and well being. The Helpline volunteers who make Reassurance Calls are trained to assess the general mental state of each client and remind them of any medication regimen. 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Gulfside MarathonHi, Im Dr. AugstenAs of July 31st, I have completed and terminated my association with Fishermens Hospital and I have decided to open my own practice in Marathon, The Heart of the Keys. When I came to Marathon in December 2007 I would not have imagined how rewarding the experience would be. The residents of Marathon and the Keys, plus all of my worldwide patients that call Marathon their second home has welcomed me into their lives and I am truly grateful. Heart of the Keys CardiologyPlease call(305) 320-2451for additional information and to schedule appointments. Luis E. Augsten M.D.,F.A.C.C. LESLIE LEOPOLD 305-942-0215 Exceptional Properties... Exceptional Service!www.MyFloridaKeysProperties.com At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10am Formal yet warm setting... Attentive Service LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Casual,Gourmet Dining Sunset DinnersNo w only $13.95INCLUDINGCup of Soup,Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread with Entree7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:30 pm Call For Reservations Florida Keys Community College celebrates our country's freedom on Sept. 17 with a salute to Constitution Day.Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, laying the foundation of our government.Coordinated by FKCC business law instructor and attorney Stephen Muffler, Constitution Day activities are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school's campus on College Road on Stock Island. They aim to educate participants on their rights under the Constitution and its amendments, and encourage habits of being a good citizen.The program will feature speakers Monroe County Court Judge Wayne Miller and Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis. "The U.S. Constitution is the blueprint of our country, market system and free society," Muffler said. "It acts as the common denominator for all Americans regardless of our differences."The city of Key West's Citizens Review Board donated free pocket Constitutions to be distributed at the event. All attending will also be able to register to vote with the help of representatives from the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office. The Monroe County Bar Association will provide lunch.Program focuses on American freedomsFKEC hosting Monday eventCONSTITUTION DAYReassurance available by phoneKeys Helpline reaches out to the elderlyBy LAUREN OROPEZAKeynoter contributorSOCIAL SERVICES KEYS TO DISNEY Pulse,which is the youth group from New Life Church,and the Momentum Youth Group from Kirk of the Keys Presbyterian Church teamed over the weekend and drove to Orlando for Disney World's Night of Joy.Five adult leaders and 19 students enjoyed rides and Christian-themed concerts.LIVING BRIEFS
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,September 12,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A d# 171133 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000579-K KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION, Plaintiff, -vsSHARON B. IRWIN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated A ugust 7, 2012, entered in the above-captioned action, Case No. 2010-CA-000579-K, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the prescribed date, on the courthouse steps at 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 on September 19, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said final judgment, to-wit: On the Island of Key West and known on William A. Whiteheads plan of said Island, delineated in February, A .D. 1829, as part of Lot Three (3), Square Fifty-six (56): Beginning at a point on Southard Street One Hundred Fifty-one (151) feet from the corner of Grinnell Street and running thence along Southard Street towards Francis Street, Fifty (50) feet; thence at right angles toward Angela Street, One Hundred (100) feet, thence at right angles towards Grinnell Street, Fifty (50) feet; thence at right angles towards Southard Street, One Hundred (100) feet to the Point of Beginning. Description of said real property situated in Monroe County, Florida. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 21 day of August, 2012. DANNY L. KOLHAGE Clerk, Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Steven C. Weitz, Esq. A ttorney for Plaintiff Weitz & Schwartz, P. A. 900 S. E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 204. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 468-0016 Published September 5, 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 171338 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 442010CA000057A001PK RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM S. SYMBOLIK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM S. SYMBOLIK; INDIAN HARBOR INDIAN WATERWAYS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 7, 2012, and entered in Case No. 442010CA000057A001PK, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS, INC. is Plaintiff and WILLIAM S. SYMBOLIK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM S. SYMBOLIK; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; INDIAN HARBOR INDIAN WATERWAYS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, AT 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 11th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 27, BLOCK 5, INDIAN HARBOR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 178, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of August, 2012. DANNY L. KOLHAGE A s Clerk of said Court By Laura Vorhes A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No. 10-00476 RCS Published September 5, 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 171460 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 44 2011 CA 000920 A001KW BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. RONNIE B. SCOTT A/K/A RONNIE SCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONNIE B. SCOTT A/K/A RONNIE SCOTT; TD BANK, N.A.; BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCATION; SALTPONDS CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2012, and entered in Case No. 44 2011 CA 000920 A 001KW, of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and RONNIE B. SCOTT A/K/A RONNIE SCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONNIE B. SCOTT A/K/A RONNIE SCOTT; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; TD BANK, N.A.; BANK OF A MERICA, NATIONAL A SSOCATION; SALTPONDS CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LESTER BUILDING, AT 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 17th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: UNIT NO. 35303, OF SALTPONDS, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF RECORDED IN OR BOOK 1624, PAGE 884, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH ANY AMENDMENTS A ND ALL APPURTENANCES THERETO, INCLUDING AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF SAID CONDOMINIUM, AS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of August, 2012. DANNY L. KOLHAGE A s Clerk of said Court By Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486; Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No. 11-05039 BU Published September 5, 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 182029 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-444-K CITIMORTGAGE, INC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER RADY A/K/A CHRISTOPHER F. RADY A /K/A CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS RADY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated A ugust 14, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-444-K of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC, is Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER RADY A/K/A CHRISTOPHER F. RADY A/K/A CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS RADY, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 1st day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, PEREZ SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 147, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 23 day of August, 2012. Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk CITIMORTGAGE, INC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC c/o Phelan Hallinan PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven ( 7 ) da y s: if y ou are ()yy hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Publish September 12, 19, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 182329 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 16, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: PRIVATE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR CLAIMS AGAINST BP OIL MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 1-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published September 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 182750 DISTRICT I ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC I) (Encompasses the City Limits of Key West) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Has an opening for an "At Large" representative Any resident who is not directly involved in a tourism business and who shall represent the general public and shall live or work within the tax collection district for which they are applying (The operative word within this description is directly. This word means someone who is not in business, nor whose business or economic activity are dependent upon tourists) Any person wishing to participate on the District I Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published September 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 182809 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Monroe County Value Adjustment Board will hold their Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., at the Marathon Government Center located at 2798 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Marathon, Florida. This meeting is for the purpose of selecting Special Magistrate positions pursuant to the provisions of F.S. 194.035, and any other matters that may properly come before the Board. Danny L. Kolhage Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board Published September 12, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter FOUND Wallet, at K-Mart parking lot, Marathon on 9/8. Call to ID. 305-743-0978LAYTON MM 68-1/2 Ocean 121 Long Key Lakes Dr. MultiFam Yard Sale! Sat & Sun. 95. Miscl hshold, portable A/C, handicapped eqpt, electric & folding whlchair, Kayak, more!MM92.5 Bayside Garage Sale, 8AM Noon, Sat 9/15 & Sun 9/16 149 Sterling Road ( behind Chads Deli ) BLACK MARANTZ RECEIVER SR-6400 perfect cond. Also, Klipsch KSW-10 sub-woofer, great cond. $200. (407) 470-0052. 7 FOOT, CUSTOM UPHOLSTERED COUCH. Coral in color. $200. Call (407) 470-0052 AMER. SIGNATURE HOME (Tommy Bahama style). Ex. cond. Kg. sleigh bed, 2 nt. stands, 2 pc. armoire. $1500 for all. Call (407) 470-0052. THOMASVILLE black. Desk w/ glass top, open bookcase w/ light, 2 door storage hutch w/ light & base unit w/ 2 lat. file cabs. $800. (407) 470-0052. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. YAMAHA CLAVINOVA Model CVP-209 Pristine cond. Polished ebony, includes bench. $2600 Call (407) 470-0052.KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. $15,000. Owner financing available. Lot rent $500/mo. 305-522-58411/1 N. KEY LARGO Tile, quiet neighborhood. Water & yd. service incl. $850/mo. + $500 sec. dep. Yrly. (305) 394-1150 or email@example.com 2BR / 2 BA BEAUTIFULLY furn. in Venetian Shores. Stainless steel & granite, canal. $2200 / mo. Incl. util. and dockage. Also 2 BR / 1 BA $1800. Call (305) 394-7818. Agent. 2BR / 2BA MM 106 B/S Canalfront, ocean access, tiki hut. Fully furn. $1700 / mo. + util. F/L/S Call (305) 393-5811. 2 BR / 2 BA MM 90 O/S CBS, ocean view, on stilts. W/D, new cent. A/C. Unfurn. No smoking / no pets. HO park, walk to schools. F/L/S $1600 / mo. + util. Avail. 10/1. Call (305) 481-7689. 3 BR / 2 BA MM 102 O/S On canal with nice view, wrap around balcony, jacuzzi tub, all util incl. + Sat. TV. $1600 / mo. Call (305) 303-9889. 4 BR / 2 BA THREE STORY waterfront home. MM 93 O/S. Deep water dockage. $2800 / month. F/L/S Call 305-216-2333 BPKLong Term Rental Spacious 2/2 house on beautiful boating canal. Direct access to Ocean. MM29. $1795/mo. 215-431-4931 CONCH KEY MM 63. 1 BR, 1 BA apt. Ground level, fully furn. Kitchen, LR, boat slip avail. Directly on Bay, must see! $1200/mo. 305-743-3478 HEART OF TAVERNIER 2BR/1BA O/S Walk to shopping, movies. Lg. yard, lg. front porch. $1200 / mo. + sec. Call (505) 629-6875. MARATHON 2/2 Unfurnished house for rent. New kitchen & appliances. W/D. Small pet OK. $1400/mo F/L/S. 305-731-0046 A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 DUCK KEY SPACIOUS 2 BR, 2 BA condo. Unfurnished. Ground level. $1150/mo, F/L/S. 305-942-6771; 248-628-9777 DUCK KEY WATERFRONT condo 1br, 1ba, fully furnished. No pets or smokers. 1050/mo, annual lease. 239-896-4099Key Largo Landings of Largo 2/2 condo, furnished or unfurnished. 2 pools, marina, boat ramp, tennis courts, large carport. $1395/mo incl cable. Avail now. 954-214-1751BIG PINE KEY 1 Bedroom. Private full bath. Law enforcement preferred. $650 per month. 305-731-9642 (Michael) 1 BR / 1 BA MM 97.8 Unfurnished cottage. $600 / month. Includes utilities. Call (305) 451-4502. GARDEN PARADISE 1 BR / 1 BA MM 89 Furn. Quiet nghbrhd. Mature, Nonsmoker, Pet? Cable/util. incl., $850/mo. F/L. Call 305-852-1764 GRASSY KEY 1/1 Efficiency $750/mo, all utilities included. Please call 305-747-1237 or 305-216-6300 MARATHON 1 BR, 1 B A APT. On canal. Nice area. $800/mo, includes all utilities. Call 305-684-0033. MARATHON 308 Sombrero Beach Rd ., Apt. 2. 2 BR, 1 BA apt., canal front, closed in porch. Dockage available. 305-743-6672 MARATHON Charming 2/1 apt. on nice canal with tropical yard. Great neighborhood! Sm pet OK. $1500/mo, incl util. Call Andy 561-212-3045 RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 HEART OFMARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 KEY LARGO MM 100.5 WAREHOUSE/RETAIL SPACES. Multi-size units available. Call Donna 305-743-6341 Marathon Gulfside Village 5800 O/S Hwy, Unit #32, 960 sq. ft. $1750/mo. plus elec. Pete Donnelly 732-996-9591 or Sue Lovley 305-304-7565 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN New Tropical Wicker Bedroom and Living RoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners Simmons Beautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'S BEDS 100s of BedsFactory Direct to YouMarathon MM 53.5 743-7277 Big Coppitt MM 9.5 295-8430FREE DELIVERY MARATHON 308 Sombrero Beach Rd ., Apt. 2. 2 BR, 1 BA apt., canal front, closed in porch. Dockage available. 305-743-6672 MARATHON Charming 2/1 apt. on nice canal with tropical yard. Great neighborhood! Sm pet OK. $1500/mo, incl util. Call Andy 561-212-3045 RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 HEART OFMARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 KEY LARGO MM 100.5 WAREHOUSE/RETAIL SPACES. Multi-size units available. Call Donna 305-743-6341 Marathon Gulfside Village 5800 O/S Hwy, Unit #32, 960 sq. ft. $1750/mo. plus elec. Pete Donnelly 732-996-9591 or Sue Lovley 305-304-7565 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 KEYSNET.COM
Wednesday,September 12,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 CASHIER/DOCKHAND & Cashier F/T. Drug test req. A pply in person at Panchos Fuel Dock, 1280 Oceanview A ve, Mrthn, or call 743-2281Groundskeeper/Light Maintenance person Must speak English. Apply in person ONLY: Hawks Nest, 1 Kyle Way South, Marathon. Drug Free Work Place. EOE.Centennial Bank Teller Marathon We are seeking candidates for a full-time Teller position in Marathon. Must be flexible and able to work weekends. Teller experience and/or excellent customer service skills required. To apply, please go to http://www. my100bank.com/careers. A n Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Watersports Attendant F/T for busy co. in Islamorada Must be hardworking & dependable. Weekends & valid DL a must! 305-896-2915 THEGUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, INC. Is looking for a Child Psychiatrist To provide medical services to children at four locations throughout Monroe county. We offer a competitive salary. For additional information contact Val Candy at: valerena.candy@ westcare.com or call 305-434-7660 ext 31209 EEOC/DFWP Housekeeper / PT Maintenance Person for small resort Long Key. Affordable housing available. Good salary for right person. 664-2662 NIGHT AUDIT 11 PM 7 AM, 5 nights a week. Please apply in person Key West Inn, 201 Ocean Dr., Key Largo. P/T FRONT DESK OFFICE Hotel exp. necessary. Nice work environment. Small resort, Conch Key. Bkgrnd & drg test reqd. 305-289-1377. SMALL RESORT in Islamorada now accepting applications for all positions. Call for details. 305-664-5130 EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. WORK ON THE OCEAN Cabana Breezes now hiring COOKS SERVERS BARBACKS Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB. CONCRETE RESTORATION WORKERS NEEDED. Experience necessary. Call Bob 386-527-0524 Dolphin Research Center has a FT opening for a Physical Plant & Equipment Specialist: Duties may include, but not limited to: Assist in construction projects, attend to electrical, plumbing and automotive needs, assist with maintenance of DRC buildings, equipment, vehicles and boats. Candidate must have general handy-man skills and be able to work outdoors in the Florida heat. Must have a clean driving record. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) vacation and paid holidays. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. EXPERIENCED PAINTERS Upper & Middle Keys, must have transportation & valid license. Salary depends upon qualifications. 305-664-8402 Drivers: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Benefits, Miles, Great Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Wanted:MarineLife EndorsementandRestricted Specieswithboat Lookingto buyaMLDwithaboatthathas anRS.equipmentfo r collecting,evenbetter.have cash.917-886-6445 email@example.com m WOW LOOK !!! Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 !"## # $ #% $ !$ % '$ %! (!! )*+ $% '$ # ,!-../. 0-1%! +%%234!56 !"##$% City of MarathonPart time Marina TechnicianPlease see website for additional infowww.ci.marathon.fl.us Positions available atGuidance/Care Center,Inc. SUBSTANCEABUSECOUNSELOR-Key West JIP Program based at Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Bachelors degree,Certified Addiction Professional (or within 2 years of hire).Bi-lingual Spanish desirable.INPATIENTUNITCOORDINATOR-Crisis Stabilization & Detoxification Marathon The F/T exempt,salaried position with full benefits requires a Florida Licensed RN with 2 years of relevant clinical experience as well as 3 years supervisory/ administrative experience.Submit resume with cover letter outlining salary requirements.ADULTCASEMANAGER-Key West F/T Bachelors in Human Services field required.Bi-lingual Spanish desirable Healthcare coverage,401 with match and retirement plan. Please send resumes with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org .EEOC/DFWP Community Health of South Florida,Inc.Now serving the Florida Keys Competitive salary & excellent benefits. Affirmative Action/E.O.E. Preference and appointments will be given to eligible veterans and spouses. Apply in person, on-line at www.chisouthfl.org, call, or fax resume: CHI 10300 SW 216 St., Miami, FL 33190; Ph: (305) 252-4872 ; Fax: (305) 254-4987 ;An Equal Opportunity Employer Patient Financial ServiceSpecialist F/T Patient Care Technician F/T Family Physician F/T Pharmacy Tech F/T RN P/T Dental Hygienist F/TAt our Marathon Center Physical TherapistRegistered Nurses Apply online at:http://www .f isher menshospital.or g Fishermans Hospital is located in Marathon,FLE.O.E./Drug Free Workplace/E-verify
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,September 12,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 40 Lobster/Crab Boat 01 580hp 3046 Cat, 1000 hrs, perfect cond, loaded w/electronics, will make you $ now! $105K. 305-872-3123 40 Luhrs89 w/T-454s, AC, full galley, head, sleeps 4. Exc cond, ready to cruise, fish or liveaboard. Must sell now! Only $32K. 305-872-3123 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 BOATSLIP FOR SALE in Islamorada. Large 50 ft. slip. Yacht Club memberhip included. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. BoatStorage In Marathon MM 54 & Vaca Cut. Wet slips avail immed. 40 & 50. Other sizes available. Call for details. 305-289-0064 Dockage Available MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available 305-905-6867 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-522-2702, Islamorada 5,000 LB. BOAT DAVITS Excellent condition. Includes electric motor, cables and spreader bar. $2500 for the pair! Call (305) 323-8839 90 HP 2 stroke Yamaha w/controls, runs great, asking $1,800. 2004 Seadoo 4 stroke waverunner w/ trl, needs engine work, asking $2,800. Double galv. waverunner trl, good cond, asking $600. Call 743-2169 AA Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, gulf reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869 Alltypesofpermitsforsale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com Lobstercertificates Ihave 657A-2Crawfishcertificates forsaleortradeforredorgag GrouperIFQ727-919-5640 email@example.com LOBSTERS FOR SALE $7 each. Fresh or frozen. 305-393-1071, Marathon. MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 1996HondaAccordEX coupe156k5-spdPowerL/W, moonroof.NoA/C35+MPG. Pricedtosell$2000O.B.O651 -402-2406 98 Buick LeSabre $2,750 97 Ford Explorer $1,200 Call 305-481-4838. 2004CorvetteConvertible Excellentcondition,automatic, V8,headsupdisplay,65,000 miles.Silverext,blacktop& blackleatherint.$22,900612309-4533 1952 Willys M-38 Military Jeep New engine. In great shape! $6000. (305) 395-8734. Sugarloaf. PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. Looking for a Local Business? Also see The Florida Keys Business Directory in every issue of the Keynoter! Apremiere resort in Islamorada is interviewing for the following positionThe selected candidate will enjoy a friendly work place where smiles are part of the uniform, competitive wages and an excellent benefits pkg.Apply in person MM 83.5Maintenance Local resident only. Experience preferred. Now accepting applications for:Executive Housekeeper Dock Hand PBX Operator Chevron ManagerWe offer competitive wages. To apply go to: www .hershacareers.com For any questions please contact Shelby Valles @ 305-433-9937DFWP& EOECome join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: THE ORIGINAL MARATHON BLACKSTONE CRAB TRAP PAINT.EPA APPROVED.CALL JERRY 305-664-1286 ATTENTION U.S. VETERANS: JOIN THE NATIONALAMERICORPS SERVICE MOVEMENTAND EARN ASTIPEND WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OFOTHER VETERANS.WestCare Foundation, Inc, a national network of nonprofit, community-based behavioral health affiliates is recruiting U.S. military veterans to fill full-time position slots in its new AmeriCorps National Direct program (www.americorps.gov). Full-time AmeriCorps Members will provide 1700 hours of hands-on service over a 12-month period at a WestCare affiliate serving veterans and their families (onsite and in thecommunity). Members will assist program staff to provide recovery support services, skill-building, screeningsand assessments, etc. AmeriCorps Members receive a stipend (semi-monthly), benefits (limited medical and dental) and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (upon completion of service). Experience and/or interest in the nonprofit field, behavioral health field or veteransneeds is required. Preference will be given to U.S. military veterans. All positions require a high school diploma or equivalent, the ability to pass background screenings and the ability to commit to 12 consecutive months of service. Individuals selected are required to travel to an expense-paid week of mandatory training at a location, and on a date to be provided later, probably in October. AmeriCorps programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older. Interested individuals may go to www .westcare.com click on AmeriCorps application and complete. Send completed application via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax # 305/571-9324.Westcare is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and Drug Free Workplace.Guidance/Care Center,Inc. Big Pine Key areaDeliver our newspapers 7 days a week between 4 a.m.and 7:30 a.m. Potential profits are $500 per week For more info call Carter at 743-5551 Ext.21 or stop in at the Marathon office to fill out an applicationNewspaper carrier wanted TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com