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Title: Florida Keys keynoter
Uniform Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Physical Description: v : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Keynoter Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marathon Fla
Publication Date: 09-15-2012
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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 15,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.74 25 CENTS In L'AttitudesFirst-time director scores a winner with Robot & Frank' Story, 4B Charming film a winner from first-time director Robot & Frank,Ž Rated PG-13, 89 min. Now playing at The Tropic Cinema. Set in the near future,Robot & FrankŽ isacharming film that is tromance, second story man, and his new robot is the perfect partner-incrime. Langella (Wall Street: Money Never SleepsŽ, Frost/NixonŽ), who has been acting since the mid-60s, is perfect as thecharac27 DressesŽ) is excellent as Hunter, the frustrated son and brother who is just trying to do the right thing. Liv Tyler (The Incredible Hulk,Ž The Lord of the RingsŽ) is Madison, Franks altruistic daughter, who doesnt agree with Hunters purchase of the robot. She thinks she can do a better job of taking care of their father and temporarily moves in with him. Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern,Ž Knight and DayŽ) voices ndinglike a ing transition of her library of printed media to a library of the near future.She also has a surprising past that will slowly be revealed. In his first full-length feature, Jake Schreier makes the jump from his previous career as rock band keyboardist to movie director seem almost effortless. His fi perfectly captures the tone of a light-hearted plot with serious unde tones and does one of most wonderful thing movie can do: send t viewer out of the the ScripteRobot & Frank triggers a smile of familiarityF IL M Susan Sarandon and Frank Langella in a scene from Robot & Frank,which opens at The Tropic.ation e KeysBirders Guide to f Eastern North a.Ž ival participants xplore many Keys al gems, including ey West Tropical st & Botanical den, the National Key r Refuge, the waters of Upper Keys backcounand half a dozen state rks. In addition to the owledgeable Thompson, eyll be guided by birdng, butterfly and photogaphy experts from hroughout South Florida. Thompson is scheduled to talk Thursday, Sept. 27, at Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo and dy Sept. 28, at the Club H A D A N D E R S O Nring the 14th val may get a g guide Mark ding ground in ooty tern and WANOUS No doughuts?A new Dunkin' Donuts/gas station in Marathon -past its expected opening -could be in trouble. Story, 5A Python focus is firmly on KeysAcampaign to rid South Florida of pythons and other large invasive snakes may never be won, but wildlife biologists are taking a stand in the Florida Keys. "Our goal is to try to pick up the few pythons that make it to the Keys before they can become established," said Bob Reed, a snake expert directing invasive-snake efforts for the U.S. Geological Survey. "Because of the large natural gap between the mainland and the islands, it is one of the few places where we have a good chance of successfully containing the python population," Reed said this week from his Colorado office. The effort gained new attention Aug. 30 when a large python was tracked and captured near mile marker 105 on Key Largo. That snake officially measured 9 feet, 4 inches, somewhat smaller than initial 11-foot reports. The bad news was that it was female capable of breeding. The good news is that it was confirmed to be a virgin snake with no eggs. "About a dozen" pythons have been killed or captured in the Keys since the first was recorded in 2007 on North Key Largo, Reed said. "Most have been medium-size adult males," he said, "probably moving widely to look for females during breeding season." Some may travel south along U.S. 1; several have been killed on the 18-Mile Stretch. Others, however, may swim from the mainland, Reed said. "Pythons are quite good at swimming." It's "probably rare for a python to go long distances" across open water like Florida Bay, he said. Other areas, like near U.S. 1, provide "all sorts of mangrove corridors with only a few open-water gaps," he said. Former state biologist Jim Duquesnel now works for the Geological Survey with another specialist to help patrol the Keys. The National Park Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other government agencies are working on the snake problem. The Geological Survey maintains about four dozenThey have a stronghold elsewhere, but not so far in Monroe CountyENVIRONMENTUSGS photo by JIM DUQUESNELA large python captured on Key Largo two weeks ago shows it doesn't want to go quietly.The Keys have become a critical battleground against the invasive species. By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Pythons,8AKey West wants $1M-plus in aidGov. Rick Scott on Wednesday asked for federal money to finance the cleanup from Tropical Storm Isaac in Monroe and seven other counties, but it looks like only the city of Key West will seek much of it if President Obama declares an emergency for those Florida counties. Isaac cracked over the Keys on Aug. 26 as a tropical storm and made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane. While Louisiana saw massive flooding, there was little damage in the Keys. But Key West wants $1.1 million for cleaning up Smathers Beach, Rest Beach, South Beach and the Southernmost Point, among other things. The city also wants $94,821 for supplies, equipment and over-City says it needs it for beaches,moreTROPICAL STORM ISAACCounty finalizes budgetNew ambulances and a fire truck were put on hold but pay raises for Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies survived in Thursday's final hearing on the County Commission's budget and tax rate. Atax rate for most of unincorporated Monroe County of $4.04 per $100,000 of taxable assessed property value 2.6 percent below the rollback rate was enacted at the Key West session. The owner of a property with a $300,000 taxable assessment will pay about $1,212 in county taxes to raise a total of about $76.5 million for the general fund. The tax rate does not include separate taxes for schools, mosquito control, special-purpose districts or state water management. The overall county budget, including Fire and Ambulance District 1, now stands at $374,162,061. Other revenues come from sales taxes, fees and grants. In Thursday's final hearing, county commissioners removed $205,000 to station fire-rescue staff on Sugarloaf Key during weekday business hours. Other nearby Lower Keys fire-rescue stations can provide coverage to Sugarloaf Key when no volunteers are available, commissioners said. In response to a question, Sugarloaf Volunteer Chief Michael Bowden said he feels "more comfortable" knowing the station is staffed during the day. "More people can make a difference," Bowden said. "Whether that is the most economically efficient thing to do is not for me to say." Commissioners all expressed concern that raising county fire-and-ambulance taxes could lead areas like Duck Key and Key Haven to seek annexation with nearby cities. Eleven new fire-rescue positions originally sought by county staff all were eliminated during the budget process. County AdministratorWigington fails in bid to kill deputy raisesMONROE COUNTYKicked out, robbed: Tourist's bad nightAKey West restaurant that had a drunk patron decide to sort-of do the cooking himself got a little justice on Tuesday when that patron later fell victim to a robbery. City police say Romain Alvany, 23, visiting from France, was "very intoxicated" when he reported he had been robbed of his wallet and cell phone around 4 a.m. Whether the phone was actually stolen isn't clear because, according to a report from city Police Officer Gabriel Garrido, Alvany's friend Guillaume Laduc kept calling it because he couldn't find Alvany. Finally, Alvany picked up and handed the phone to someone else, who said, "Your friend is really drunk. You need to come pick him up. We are on Whitehead Street." The two Frenchmen went back to their motel, the Sea Shell Motel on South Street, and called police to report the robbery. "Due to a language barrier and their level of intoxication, I had difficulty" understanding them, Garrido wrote. But he understood enough to know that Alvany had been at Virgilio's/LaTrattoria on Duval Street a few hours earlier, so he went there to see if Alvany's belongings were there. They weren't but he found out Alvany had been kicked out around 2 a.m. for going into the kitchen and starting to eat 1.5 cups of raw garlic cloves, a cup of chopped raw onions, a cup of chopped basil and a portion of cooked lobster meat. "I was absolutely shocked and amazed," says a nine-year Virgilio's staffer. "I can understand eating one clove of garlic ... but that much raw garlic? It's like two solid handfuls." Before being told to leave, Alvany was billed for a lobster dinner, which goes for just a little over $30.At restaurant, he helped self inside kitchenKEY WEST Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYFlorida Keys Poker Run bikers make their way south through Marathon Friday on their way to Key West. Thousands of motorcyclists participate in the annual event.To accommodate it,today in Key West,Duval Street from Southard to Front streets is closed,as is Greene Street from Elizabeth to Whitehead streets.See Isaac,2ASee Budget,4ABy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comWIND IN THEIR HAIRKeynoter Staff

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,September 15,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.91 81 SUN.91 79 MON.91 81 TUES.93 81 Forecast:Overcast with 30% chance of showers Sat./Sun.Rainfall heavy at times.Winds variable from the ENE.Heat index high 90's.Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no Keys beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$59.53 in Florida and $56.16 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. 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 keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSFerry shuts rest of monthThe Key West Express, a daily ferry that runs between Fort Myers and Key West, has cancelled the rest of its September trips for maintenance. Around 500 customers were notified of the cancellations and given refunds for the $146 round-trip fare. The company's Facebook page says "we sincerely regret the recent unavoidable disappointment of our postponed service ... and are sensitive to the variety of emotions that our guests experience. We are responding to all correspondence, refunding all monies and providing free tickets with the sad knowledge that nothing that we can do or say will be satisfactory to everyone." 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 NOTICE OFCOMMUNITY MEETING CUDJOE WASTEWATER PROJECT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 6:00 p.m.BIG PINE UNITED METHODISTCHURCH280 KEYDEER BOULEVARD BIG PINE KEY, FL33043The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will conduct a Community Meetin g to discuss and to receive public input and respond to questions re g ardin g Cudjoe Re g ional Wastewater Pro g ram. This meetin g is open to the public. For additional information, please contact Joshua Peele, Key West at (305) 809-2636, or e-mail: jpeele@fkaa.com Published Keynoter 9-15-12 KALOGERAS Steve Kalogeras 61, of Key Largo, FL died peacefully on September 10th surrounded by his family. Steve was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 16, 1950. He was the son of Nicholas and Christine (Paul) Kalogeras of Youngstown, OH. Steve grew up in the Greek Orthodox Church and was previously a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown, OH. Steve was a 1969 graduate of Wilson High School in Youngstown, OH. After high school, he entered the Army and worked as a helicopter mechanic. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. The military afforded him the opportunity to travel the country and the world. After his military service, Steve worked at Commercial Shearing in Youngstown, OH as a steel worker. In 1987, he moved with his family to Key Largo, FL to pursue a career in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff with the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, which he loved until his retirement in October 2007. Steve was recognized in the Keys as being one of the only deputies ever to be shot in the line of duty. In 1989, he was shot while responding to a burglary. He survived the ordeal with a positive attitude and a sense of humor and returned to work just 5 months later. He then suffered a heart attack while working the Fourth of July parade in Key Largo in 2006. His colleagues provided CPR until EMTs arrived. He retired in 2007. In his retirement, Steve enjoyed going to lunch everyday with his son and his friends and socializing with the locals. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (Mihalik), of 34 years, his daughter Nicole McDermott (Patrick) of Tallahassee, FL and his son Stephen Kalogeras (Tania) of Key Largo. Steve was also the proud grandpa of Hailey and Charley Kalogeras and Lillian McDermott, who all loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Peter, who died in childhood. He is also survived by his brother, Peter Kalogeras (Cindy) and his sister Helen Miller (Arthur). He also leaves behind seven nieces and nephews. We will all miss him very much. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. until the Funeral service begins at 1:00 p.m., at Allen-Beyer Funeral Home, 101640 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo. Private burial will take place at a later date in South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL. Feds OK early votingFlorida voters across the state will likely be limited to no more than eight days of early voting during this year's crucial presidential election. The Obama administration formally signed off on a proposal late Wednesday that will limit early voting days in five Florida counties including Monroe covered by the federal Voting Rights Act. The Justice Department decision ends a lengthy battle over a controversial election law passed by the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature last year, although a separate lawsuit filed by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown against the early-voting changes is pending in a Jacksonville federal court. Battles over early voting have been a flashpoint across the nation this year, especially in swing states that could determine the outcome of the presidential election, like Florida. Florida legislators in 2011 kept the same number of hours available, 96, for early voting but cut back on the number of days from a maximum of 14 to eight. They also eliminated early voting on the Sunday right before Election Day. Many black churches had been organizing "souls to the polls" drives where they would encourage people to vote right after church services. But those changes did not take effect in five counties where any changes in election laws must be approved by the Justice Department or federal court because of past racial discrimination. Afederal court in Washington, D.C., refused initially to approve the state's move to cut back on early voting days, saying it could discourage minority voting, especially among black voters. The court said evidence presented in the case clearly showed black voters utilized early voting much more than white voters, especially in the 2008 election, when President Obama carried Florida. The judges, however, said that they might change their mind if the five counties Hillsborough, Collier, Hardee, Hendry and Monroe agreed to a schedule of 12 hours of early voting over eight days. Four of the five election supervisors except Monroe County Supervisor Harry Sawyer said they could support that change. Sawyer said he still thought the change would discourage minority voting. (See his guest column, 6A) Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, called the outcome disappointing and said it could result in fewer minorities voting in this year's election. "This was always about more voting days, not more voting hours," Simon said. "We wouldn't have had this bad result for voters and especially minority voters if one other supervisor stood shoulder to shoulder with the courageous Harry Sawyer." The early-voting reduction is one of several changes made to Florida's election law by the Legislature that drew opposition from Democrats and other critics who contended they were designed to suppress voting by minorities and young people. Both groups tend to vote Democratic.Keys'Sawyer fought against the changeBy GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressPOLITICSChef kills self at restaurantUPPER KEYSovertime/emergency duty. "The damage to the beaches is an extremely high cost," city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. "Beach renourishment runs in the millions of dollars. Expenses like staffing were high but only in the thousands." Monroe County and Islamorada don't plan to seek Federal Emergency Management Agency money if it becomes available. Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt said some money might be sought for beach cleanup in his city but the dollars are still being tabulated. The School District is looking for $40,507 for activating emergency storm shelters at Key West High School, Sugarloaf School, Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon and Coral Shores High School in Tavernier. That includes costs associated with keeping the shelters open, eight hours of overtime each for three employees and post-Isaac maintenance. Even while Key West is asking for the most, the National Weather Service says its impact from Isaac, at least from a weather perspective, was the least. The general rainfall from Isaac was 1 to 3 inches in the Lower Keys, 2 to 5 inches in the Middle Keys and 3 to 7 inches in the Upper Keys. Upper Matecumbe Key saw the most, at 7.94 inches. The Weather Service says gusts associated with Isaac were 46 mph at Key West International Airport, 54 mph at Florida Keys Marathon Airport and Upper Matecumbe Key, and 57 mph at the Molasses Reef Light off Key Largo. The strongest winds, 70 mph, were recorded at Smith Shoal Light, 11 miles northwest of Key West. FEMA's grant program covers up to 75 percent for things like debris removal; emergency protective measures; and repair, replacement or restoration of publicly owned facilities. To receive assistance, the state as a whole must meet a threshold of $25 million in uninsured damages. "After a disaster, our most important job is to help a community return to normal," said Bryan Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management. "While no single entity can erase the impacts of a storm on a community, federal assistance will enable local governments to continue the recovery process." Separately, lobstermen reported major damage to their traps because of Isaac and could be eligible for low-interest loans through other government programs. The president has 30 days to respond to Scott's request for an emergency declaration.School district also wants moneyFrom Isaac,1A Achef at a Key Largo restaurant fatally stabbed himself in front of his colleagues during dinner business hours Tuesday. Monroe County Sheriff's Office investigators say Stephan Stolze, 46, picked up a large knife from the kitchen of Steamer's Restaurant at mile marker 107 and walked out into the seating area with the knife held to the right side of his neck. His colleague, Don Barton, told police that he followed Stolze and found blood on the floor and on a table. No customers were in the restaurant at the time, according to a Sheriff's Office report. Barton said he did not know how severely Stolze was wounded, so he began to mop up the blood so incoming customers would not see it. Abartender, Veronica Dunn, saw Stolze run to his apartment, which is upstairs from the restaurant. Barton called restaurant manager Robin Schaupp, who was at a meeting at Gilbert's Marina next to Steamer's. Schaupp entered the apartment and followed a blood trail that led him to Stolze's balcony. Stolze was lying face down unresponsive. Schaupp called 911 and his mother, Karina Schaupp, who owns the restaurant. Karina was unable to locate Stolze's pulse when she checked him. Lt. Pedro Marin of the Key Largo Volunteer FireRescue Department declared Stolze was dead when deputies arrived at the restaurant. Stolze's co-workers said he was depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend. He had recently begun acting strangely, they told police. Karina Schaupp also told investigators that Stolze wanted to return to his home country of Germany after the breakup. He asked his father if he could come home, but his father said in a letter that there were not as many jobs in Germany, and he should stay in the Keys.Stolze stabs self in front of colleagues REPORTER STAFF

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Saturday,September 15,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com VOTE VOGELFOR STATE ATTORNEYPROFESSIONAL...NOT POLITICALPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Catherine Vogel, Democrat for State Attorney, Monroe County Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon € MM 51.5 € 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary€11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Lionfish number explodesFor the first time since lionfish were spotted in the Florida Keys in 2009, scientists have determined how many there are and how quickly the invasive species is taking over. The numbers are staggering. In the latest Bulletin of Marine Science released Friday, scientists say that in 2010, researchers estimated there were 89,000 lionfish in the Keys. In 2011, those estimates increased sixfold to 335,000 fish likely a conservative estimate since lionfish hide in the reef, Lionfish have been present in low numbers along the east coast of Florida since the 1980s, but were not reported in the Florida Keys until three years ago. "Lionfish are voracious predators and are most likely having impacts on native fish species, disrupting the ecology of the area they invade," said Ben Ruttenberg, fishery biologist with NOAAFisheries. "Lionfish have no natural predators in their invaded range in the Caribbean and Atlantic. With long-term monitoring, we will be able to document and understand the ecosystem impacts of this invasive predator." Scientists continue to ask the public to help. When people see or catch a lionfish off the Florida Keys they can visit www.reef.org/lionfish and report the sighting. The Bulletin of Marine Science is published by the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami.Scientists: Since 2009, it's tripledON THE WATERRestaurant dogscloser to being legalMARATHONMarathon Planning Director George Garrett said Tuesday that applications are already lined up in anticipation of the City Council approving a law allowing dogs in outdoor areas at bars and restaurants. Locals have been bringing dogs to city eateries for years, but a recent state crackdown led the council to amend the city's code to make it legal. It created a "dog-friendly restaurants" section mirroring a 2006 law approved by the state Legislature. The law was given final approval Tuesday by a unanimous vote. The state Department of Business and Professional Regulation performs inspections twice annually at every restaurant in Monroe County. Only two Castaway Restaurant and Roco's Dockside Bar & Grill were cited for having animals in unauthorized areas during the last inspection period. Dockside owner Tony Piscetello said he was fined $600, while Castaway apparently was given a warning. That led the city to take action and amend its code. City bars and restaurants must comply with several new requirements for dogs to be allowed. That includes applying for a permit, posting a diagram of the area where dogs are allowed, keeping dogs on leashes and employees away from them while handling food, and sanitizing all tables and chairs between seatings. In other business Tuesday: City Manager Roger Hernstadt gave an update on a proposed zip-line course at Crane Point Hammock. The council has agreed to pursue a $735,000 state Community Development Block Grant to support the estimated $1.1 million project, but several residents oppose it. Hernstadt unveiled three documents "participating party" and "sub-recipient" agreements between the city and Crane Point, and an agreement and "offer to contract" between the city and state Department of Economic Opportunity. City documents say once that agreement is finalized, the council would "act at its next available meeting" to finalize the grant. "We understand its an important issue and want to make sure that everyone was aware it was getting toward a decision at the next meeting," Hernstadt said. "That's why we transmitted these to you [at the council meeting], so the public has a full opportunity to participate." Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay gave another update about a proposed $1.15 million U.S. Customs and Border Patrol office at the Monroe County-owned Florida Keys Marathon Airport. The County Commission is slated to discuss the project at 10:30 a.m. during its Sept. 21 meeting at the Marathon Government Center. The $1.15 estimate was recently submitted by county designer mbi-k2m Architecture Inc. Ramsay has long advocated the airport becoming an official port of entry for international travelers, saying it would be a boon to the Middle Keys economy. According to county Senior Project Management Director Kevin Wilson, the $1.15 million estimate is for a 4,500-square-foot facility and includes every aspect of construction such as desks and other furnishings. The city of Marathon commissioned a study by Manuel Santos, chairman of the University of Miami Department of Economics, about the economic impact of being a port of entry. Santos'35-page May 14 report says it would have a $38.7 million annual impact on the local economy. That includes $9.6 million in increased household earnings and the creation of 346.5 jobs. Hernstadt: Applications availableBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com www.keysnet.com

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,September 15,2012 Apply now:Call 305-293-6000 Go to KeysFCU.org Visit one of our convenient branchesin Key West at Key Plaza or Southard St. and in Marathon Shores. Its not just for houses anymore! VOTE VOGELFOR STATE ATTORNEYPROFESSIONAL...NOT POLITICALPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Catherine Vogel, Democrat for State Attorney, Monroe County Pension costs not sustainable'The proposed 2012-13 city budget passed last week by the Key West City Commission includes $371,000 in step raises for police and fire department employees, plus $2,702,000 for the police and fire pension fund. The pension contribution represents 28 percent of the payroll set aside for the police and fire departments in the proposed $40.4 million spending plan. In the current budget year, the pension contribution is $2,745,976. Then there's the general employee pension fund, which the city plans to fund to the tune of $1 million, down from $1,022,366 in the current budget year. While the numbers are going down, they're more than troublesome, said Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan, who takes part in contract negotiations. He called the current arrangement "not sustainable." "There needs to be some discussions about the pension and exactly are there ways in which we can preserve what's inherently already in the system for those employees and restructure or convert to a different type of pension as we move forward," Finigan said. "The [City Commission] has directed and staff has likewise agreed to engage as we move into next fiscal year a pension specialist to assess exactly what the implications are of having a percent of payroll that goes up every year." The general employee pension money has consistently decreased the past five years, whereas the police and fire pension contribution has increased every year since 2008, excluding the planned funding for the 2012-13 budget. The police and fire pension contribution and step increases, ranging from 2.25 percent to 5 percent annually, are contained in dated contract agreements with the police and fire unions. The police contract has been open for four years running, while the fire contract has been open for longer than a year. Without a new bargained contract, the step increases will stay in place, as will the level of pension contributions. Afive-member board manages the approximately $56 million police and fire pension fund, which covers around 150 active employees and about 90 pensioners. The general employees' fund has assets of $38.6 million and covers 243 active employees and 120 pensioners. In theory, the funds are sustained by diversified investments but if the investments miss the mark, the city has to step into make up the difference. The 2012-13 budget is up for final approval when the commission meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Greene Street.City taking a new look at programKEY WESTBridges overruled on taxesBudget season always brings out the best or worst, depending on your outlook in the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board. The current version of the board has been much less at odds the past two years, but Commissioner Phil Goodman's insistence on eliminating a post-retirement benefit trust fund and employee housing allowance drew the ire of longtime Commissioner Bill Shaw Wednesday. Shaw quoted Goodman, at a March 19 meeting, as saying, "I would never want to take away any benefit the people have been given." He then criticized him for wanting to eliminate the $800,000 trust fund created in March and $172,000 in employee housing allowances ($2,400 per year per employee). "You don't think that's a benefit?" Shaw said, referring to the housing allowance. "I just don't know why you think you've been appointed [by Gov. Rick Scott] to be the CEO of this operation." But Goodman, who was appointed by Scott to fill Commissioner Dick Rudell's term after Rudell died in 2010, adamantly opposes raising taxes to balance the district's budget and curb sharp declines in cash reserves. Other board members have been willing to raise taxes this year. Goodman responded by saying that if the $800,000 trust fund the remainder of $2.8 million the district put aside years ago for postretirement benefits is eliminated, there would be no tax hike and the board wouldn't be searching for other areas to cut. "To me it's simple arithmetic: That money is not available to kill mosquitoes," he said. "I wasn't appointed to go along with everyone else in this room. I think we have to give value to the people in the county. We can't just keep giving and giving to our employees and say that we have to do this because they're good employees." Wednesday, the board approved a .5171 property tax rate for 2012-13 that is 6.91 percent over rollback and would raise $9.6 million. The vote was 3-1, with Goodman dissenting and Commissioner Joan LordPapy absent. Rollback is the tax rate necessary to raise the same amount of tax dollars as the current year. According to district Comptroller William Southcott, the district's total revenue is $10.36 million. That includes outside funding sources like a contract with the U.S. Navy. Projected expenditures are $10.59 million. Chairman Jack Bridges offered up a series of cuts that would equal the difference between expenditures and revenue of $232,317. "For years we've been spending more than we're taking in. I would very much like to see a balanced budget. It's a historic opportunity for us where we don't exceed our revenues," he said. Among Bridges'proposed cuts: A10 percent cut to the commissioners'$21,438 annual salary (chairman and secretary-treasurer earn an extra $600). Their $2,400 housing allowance was eliminated last year. The second and final public budget hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the district office on 107th Street in Marathon. For more on this, go to www.KeysNet.com.Bug board raises levyMOSQUITO CONTROL 50thWedding Anniversary 50th Wedding Anniversary The family of William BoŽ and Kathy Matlock would like to announce their 50thWedding AnniversaryThe two were married on September 17, 1962, in Marathon. William retired from Dasign Source in 2009. Kathy retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2009. They continue to enjoy family: Daughter & son in law, Darlene & Anthony Dascanio, Granddaughter, Katrina Konrath, step-grandchildren, Lisa Silva, Felicia Dascanio and Tonya Dascanio, 7 brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews, and cousins. William and Kathy were honored by this event with a family trip to New York and New Jersey. Thanks Dad & Mom for such an exquisite example of happiness and eternal love. Roman Gastesi and Fire Chief Jim Callahan offered to defer needed equipment purchases two new ambulances and a tanker truck for several months. The county may be able to use proceeds from a countywide infrastructure sales tax to buy the vehicles, Gastesi said. Having reached final approval on the budget and tax rate, outgoing Commissioner Kim Wigington moved to eliminate $1.2 million for Sheriff's Office salary increases for 330 certified law-enforcement officers. "I think it's just piling too much" on taxpayers for a recurring expense, she said. Sheriff Bob Peryam, visibly irritated, said he did not expect to defend union-contract raises that have been in the proposed budget since July. The agency's budget has been pared to 2006 levels and supplemented with outside grants, Peryam said. "I worked hard to bring in money and run [the agency] like a business," Peryam said. "I think I've been responsible to the County Commission and the taxpayers.... I stand by my request." Wigington's motion failed for lack of a second. "I wish we had this discussion three meetings ago," said Commissioner Heather Carruthers. The budget and millage passed on 4-1 votes, Wigington dissenting.Peryam firmFrom Budget,1ACity finalizes $10.8M budgetAs expected, the Marathon City Council wasted little time approving a fiscal year 2012-13 budget Tuesday that hasn't changed since originally passed in July. The council approved a 2.1989 tax rate that is 7.2 percent above the rollback rate of 2.0512. Rollback is the rate needed to collect the same amount of tax dollars as in the current year. At $2.1989 per $1,000 of assessed property value, the owner of a $300,000 house in Marathon would pay $659.67 in taxes. But as city Finance Director Peter Rosasco pointed out, for the fifth consecutive year, the city is dealing with declining property values. The drop this year was 2.5 percent in Marathon, from $1.8 billion to $1.76 billion, or $45.11 million. It was a 21 percent decline in 2009, 12.5 percent in 2010, 8.7 percent in 2011 and 3.18 percent this year. In addition, Rosasco pointed out that the budget maintains current service levels and includes money for two new full-time firefighters, as well as $50,000 for part-time fire and rescue help. Projects included in the budget include 100 percent of the cost for a new Grassy Key fire station at the Jolly Roger Travel Park near mile marker 59. The $1.6 million project was approved in July. There's also money for a splash park or other recreational use at a city-owned parcel at the Marathon Community Park, kayak docks at the City Hall events field, new bathrooms at Jesse Hobbs Park, a Coco Plum pedestrian bridge project, and continued installation of new fire hydrants citywide. The city is expected to collect $3.71 million in property taxes, $197,665 more than the current year's $3.52 million. for more on this, go to www.KeysNet.com.The tax rate is increasing for 2012-13MARATHON Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Dental Association(305) 872-4272Big Pine Key, FL MM 29.75 Overseas Hwy.www.keysdentist.com General Dentistry done comfortably! COSMETICANDRESTORATIVEDENTISTRYOFTHEKEYSChristopher D. Golden D.M.D. By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com

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Saturday,September 15,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 57967 Morton StreetGrassy Key I LISTED & SOLD this beautiful Spanish style waterfront home on Grassy Key! To get your home sold or if you would like to invest in property here in the Florida Keys, give me a call today! Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable FoundationRobin KluckBROKER ASSOCIATE(305) 360-2073www.marathonFLhomesforsale.com 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Open 7 Days AWeek 106850 Overseas HwyKey Largo Congratulations to the new owners of this commercial property located in Key Largo. For your residential & commercial real estate needs, call me today at 305-289-6482 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050Brian Schmitt Broker/REALTOR¨(305) 289-6482www .RealEstateFloridaKeys.com Amy PutoREALTOR¨ Cell 305-766-1745 Toll Free 800-366-5181 ext. 6525 amyputo@gmail.comwww.MarathonFloridaKeys RealEstate.com 52 Tranquility Way Marathon Looking to BUYOR SELLyour property? You deserve a Realtor who gives you valuable information weekly and responds to your needs promptly.Ask for my free Weekly Market Report. 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Congratulations to the new owners of this unit at Tranquility Bay! Considering SELLING? Call Diane to discover why herSales Initiatives and Market Knowledge result in herbeing #1 for Sales & $ V alue of Sales across the LowerKeys during the past 18 months. She is available 7 days a week forany questions about buying orselling yourhome. 29967 Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL33043 Diane Corliss, GRIREALTOR¨(305) 849-0934Diane@DianeCorliss.com www.DianeCorliss.com"Open 7 Days a Week!" 20862 8th Ave. WCudjoe Key Du n ki n 'Do n ut s a n o-go?It's not time to make the dou g hnuts or pump the g as after all. Sands Petroleum, the owner of new but not-open Dunkin'Donuts/Valero g as station between 73rd and 74th streets on U.S. 1 in Marathon, is at least a month past its anticipated openin g date. "In all honesty, I'm hopin g it'll happen quickly. We're at the end of development and the place has been" g iven a certificate of occupancy, Sands owner Warren Sands said Tuesday. It's widely believed that Sands Petroleum is in financial difficulty, but Sands didn't comment on that Tuesday. He did not return follow-up phone calls made Wednesday, Thursday or Friday for comment. Contractor Geor g e Steinmetz, who owns Coral Marine Construction, said he's owed between $10,000 and $20,000. He said he spent two weeks helpin g demolish the old Miami Subs buildin g on the site, doin g under g round stormwater work and di gg in g trenches for the fuel tanks and lines. "The contractor we were hired by [Bill Evans Petroleum] told us the main g eneral contractor went bankrupt," Steinmetz said, referrin g to Sands Petroleum. Evans "was apolo g etic, but he's owed a lot of money and he's not able to pay us. He tells me there are several other subcontractors in line to g et paid," Steinmetz said. Evans could not be reached for comment by deadline Friday. Mikel Isaac, a Sands employee who appeared several times on the company's behalf before the City Council, did not return calls for comment Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Isaac told the Keynoter in early Au g ust there was no firm date to open but that "we're thinkin g probably in two weeks." Warren Sands told city Plannin g Director Geor g e Garrett in a July 31 e-mail: "It was a pleasure to build with you. I look forward to buyin g the first round [of coffee and dou g hnuts] for all. I am told that will be in about 10 days." Garrett says he hasn't heard from Sands since and that the property, which includes the buildin g with a drive-throu g h and five fuel bays with 14 pumps, is startin g to appear unkempt. He emailed Sands on Sept. 7 and received no response as of Friday. "The lawn needs some attendance as it is g ettin g lon g and there are still two dumpsters on the property (one of which is open). Thou g h [Tropical Storm] Isaac passed quietly,these would be a concern in a lar g er storm. One section of the fence on 74th street fell in too durin g Isaac," Garrett wrote. It appears the property has been abandoned since at least Au g 31. Three UPS delivery notices Au g 31, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 were taped to the front door of the Dunkin' Donuts Thursday afternoon. Isaac told the Keynoter in Au g ust that nearly a dozen people have been hired to work at the 24-hour station and Dunkin'Donuts, four per ei g ht-hour shift.The council g ave final approval to the project last September.Contractor: Company owes thousandsMARATHON These UPS delivery notices remain taped to the front of the Dunkin'Donuts. The inside of the store is a mess,with boxes and other things scattered about,and looks hardly ready for opening anytime soon.Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNDead whale found in shallowsAsmall whale was found dead in the shallow oceanside water behind a Plantation Key nei g hborhood Tuesday ni g ht. The whale, possibly a py g my sperm whale, was found by Bill Bolton, a resident of Canal Street, which is less than a mile south of Coral Shores Hi g h School. Bolton found the mammal Wednesday mornin g behind his nei g hbor's house while he was cleanin g up trash and debris. "I pick up trash and all types of stuff out of the water, but this is the first whale I've seen here," Bolton said Wednesday afternoon. It is not clear how the whale died. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is lookin g into the matter, said FWC spokesman Officer Robert Dube. Accordin g to the National Marine Fisheries Service, py g my sperm whales are members of the toothed whale g roup, reachin g len g ths of up to about 11.5 feet. They wei g h between 700 and 1,000 pound when fully g rown. They have small, compact bodies that taper near the tail. The shape of their fin varies dependin g on the whale. The head is sometimes described as like that of a shark. They travel in g roups of six to seven whales.FWC checking to find out circumstancesPLANTATION KEY Photo by DAVID GOODHUEThis is the whale found on Plantation Key.LeBaron murder case setAccused killer Jonathan Leo LeBaron will stand trial be g innin g with jury selection on April 15, accordin g to an order si g ned Sept. 5 by Monroe County Circuit Court Jud g e Mark Jones. Lebaron, who turned 36 on Friday, alle g edly beat to death 57-year-old Richard Gardner of Cape Coral aboard Gardner's boat on Feb. 10. 2009. The boat was in stora g e at the former Kin g s Pointe Marina on Stock Island. Chief Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Manny Madru g a says the trial date will be preceded by several benchmarks related to the evidence. He's seekin g the death penalty in the first-de g ree murder case. By the end of November, defense attorney Eu g ene Zenobi from the Florida Re g ional Conflict Counsel Office will have to submit to Jones a witness list. Madru g a will then have two months to depose those witnesses and list rebuttal witnesses. All motions have to be filed and heard by March 15. "When it comes to a case of this nature," Madru g a says, "you have to have a number of deadlines." Madru g a says Jones set aside a month for jury selection and the trial. LeBaron's theng irlfriend, Kristen Whitmore, 42, met Gardner throu g h an ad on crai g slist. She admitted to authorities that Gardner paid her on numerous occasions for oral sex while she was datin g LeBaron, who's from Salt Lake City. The ni g ht of the killin g authorities say, Gardner offered to let Whitmore stay on his boat, and she brou g ht LeBaron with her. Authorities say he hid inside the darkened boat and then beat to death and robbed Gardner. An autopsy revealed Gardner suffered a broken upper and lower jaw and had numerous teeth knocked out. LeBaron and Whitmore were arrested on Feb. 22, 2009, after a tip led police to them at a Motel 6 in Midvale, Utah. They had been spotted drivin g Gardner's 1999 Mercury Marquis. Whitmore is doin g 18 years in prison after pleadin g g uilty to second-de g reemurder and a g reein g to testify a g ainst LeBaron. Other witnesses in the case are throu g hout Florida, Geor g ia, Tennessee and Utah. The last capital murder case in the Keys was that of drifter Michael Tanzi, convicted of killin g Miami Herald supervisor Janet Acosta in the Lower Keys after abductin g her in Miami on April 25, 2000. On April 11, 2003, he was sentenced to death and remains on Death Row.Month set aside for proceedingsIN THE COURTS LeBARONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comDAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com

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Wow, what could go on in the Keys that would get the whole country listening, watching and waiting for the results? No, not an election. It was the result of a court challenge to Florida's earlyvoting law amending the present law reducing voters'daily access to the election process. To understand the problem today, we need to go back to the 2000 general election. It was count, recount, manual recount and no don't recount. We received compliments from the Civil Rights Commission, and news articles about Monroe County getting it right. Our one claim to fame was that years before, 1993 to be exact, we moved from punch cards to AccuVote, a marksense ballot, and could upload results from the precincts. We were the first to ever do this and now it is the practice all over the United States. We were the trendsetters following the 2000 elections. Out of the 2000 general election, the Legislature passed out early voting, provisional ballots, and the courts demanded uniform elections throughout the state. Now here we are today. The Florida Legislature passed a bill last year that included a reduction of the days of early voting. Uniform elections for the presidential preference primary and the August primary were lost to political decisions. There are five U.S. Department of Justice-covered Florida counties (including Monroe) that need federal approval for election changes due to past discrimination under the precleared early-voting law. The other 62 counties conduct their elections under the new law. Uniformity was gone and so was the right of voters to have greater access to early voting. My first thought after this bill passed was to call the Department of Justice's Voting Rights Section. I did, and set up a conference call with their attorneys. I pointed out that I felt the change to the earlyvoting law was discriminatory against African-Americans and working people in general. We could use the extra days rather than the few early-morning and nighttime hours. Two weeks, 12 days at eight hours, are much better for families than eight days at 12 hours per day. Well, the state decided it would take this issue from the DOJ and move it to U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. I became a defendant-intervener in this case represented by the American Civil Liberties Union's Miami-Dade office. Months pass by and many court filings later and no decision. During the course of this case, I had to give a six-hour deposition at the U.S. Attorney's Office, eight or nine attorneys asking every question imaginable concerning many aspects of our voting laws and targeting in on my stand that the new early-voting law is retrogressive, discriminatory and expensive. Overtime for the 12-day plan is on the two Saturdays only. The new law of eight days, 12 hours a day causes overtime every single day. The court ruled that the law is retrogressive and discriminatory and did not preclear the law. It sent it back to Gov. Rick Scott and requested a plan from each supervisor of elections in the five covered counties. Secretary of State Ken Detzner set up a telephone conference with the five of us. During the first call, one of the supervisors wanted to rearrange the 96 hours that both the new and old law demanded. She wanted to exclude Sunday because she and her citizens would have a problem working and voting on Sunday. The secretary of state told her no. Anew telephone conference was set for Monday of the following week. I thought the court wanted a plan from the five supervisors of elections. During this call, as with the first, we were pushed to show solidarity with the other 62 counties and support the state plan. I felt we were being pushed and our opinion did not matter. Each supervisor was asked, one at a time, if he or she would support the state plan. Four responded that they would support the state plan. And when I was asked, I said no, I could not support their plan. Two days following these calls, I was informed the governor refused to answer a reporter's question regarding a plan to remove me from office. And several times after that, the same kind of blank answer to his question. I talked to a member of the governor's staff and told him if the governor had answered that question, this confrontation would not have happened. He stated that the governor had to maintain his authority. Well, even I know the answer to that question: No. This case is back with the DOJ and we are waiting for its order. We will respect its decision although we may not agree with it. We don't threaten others to get what we want. We show respect and in the end we agree to disagree. Editor's note: The Department of Justice, on Wednesday approved the state's plan for eight days of voting, 12 hours a day, for the five pre-clearance counties. That means early voting in Monroe County starts on Oct. 27. Harry Sawyer, a former Keys police officer, has been Monroe County's elected supervisor of elections for 24 years. He's retiring when his final fouryear term expires in January. Opinion & EditorialSaturday,September 15,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALHopefully,Scott listened on tourGovernor travels the state to hear about education, but what did he truly learn?Give the governor credit. He's tremendously unpopular throughout the state, particularly with teachers and parents of public school students, but Gov. Rick Scott traveled across the state this week to hear about their concerns. Good for you to get out of Tallahassee, governor. Voters have good reason to be upset after more than $1 billion in education funding was gutted during Scott's first year in office. Then, after part of the money was restored in his second year, the governor pretended he had increased funding. This year, the state's testing system to grade schools and students imploded, with the Board of Education having to step in and redefine what constitutes a failing grade on the writing test because so many students who had passed the FCATlast year had flunked this time around under the new requirements. In all, 73 percent of fourth-graders flunked, and high-school students didn't fare much better. The problem wasn't setting a higher bar with new requirements but the speed with which the new rules were implemented. Teachers were not given sufficient time to train on what the focus should be for their students. Then there's the issue of accountability. By 2014 the state will use students'test results to grade teachers'performance, tying that performance to each teacher's pay. We support accountability, and performance pay. But using one test whether it's the FCATor end of year exams, as is now planned as the be-all and end-all without giving more weight to other factors, such as a child's family life, income and whether English is that student's first language, is a recipe for failure. Grading teachers based on their work with each student not simply one test and measuring the gains each one has made during the school year makes much more sense. On Friday, Scott broke bread with the members of the Florida Education Association, the teachers' union that has been so critical of Scott and the GOP-controlled Legislature. Cynics will say the governor is just trying to shore up support for his re-election. Certainly, the Republican Party of Florida has done its best to sugarcoat the governor's poor education record. If the governor's listening tour turns into a listen-and-learn tour, Florida's schools may have a brighter future. Miami HeraldThis is the Florida Senate gathering in 1891 in Tallahassee for its official portrait.Representing Monroe County is Jefferson Beale Brown (front row,third from left).He was born in 1857 and died in 1937.On May 5,1937,the Florida Senate honored his memory with a resolution noting his accomplishments,among them, serving as Key West city attorney, postmaster and public works director;serving as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court;and chairing the Florida Railroad Commission.He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888,1904 and 1908. In 1912,he was president of the U.S. Electoral College.Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVES SAWYERStorms unpredictableRegarding your editorial of Aug. 29, "Isaac draws media circus," the Monroe County Commission will soon consider a memorandum of understanding with state agencies that is based on several dangerous best-case assumptions. Tropical Storm Isaac underlined one of the most seriously erroneous beliefs that we will always have 48 hours in which to evacuate the Keys, starting with the tourists. Approval of the memorandum would exacerbate future evacuations by encouraging more potential evacuees. Hurricanes Wilma, Rita, Ivan and Dennis all intensified from tropical storm to evacuation-inducing Category 3-plus strength in less than 24 hours, and none of those intensifications were forecast. Hurricane Charlie was forecast to make landfall as a Category 2. Five hours later, it arrived as a Category 4. For last month's Isaac, a recommendation that tourists evacuate was announced just 24 hours before the expected landfall because of a change in status. This short fuse reinforced what the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center told Monroe County's Hurricane Evacuation Clearance Time Work Group, which crafted the memorandum of understanding: That the science of meteorology is not capable of, nor are decision makers sufficiently prescient, to anticipate landfall intensity 48 hours ahead. The voting members of the Work Group unanimously chose to ignore critical evacuation factors in order to enable future development. For the record, although a member, I had no vote. The Work Group's memorandum of understanding: Ignores the impact of traffic from neighbor counties, despite the requirement to include regional considerations. Excludes 62 percent of the county's dwelling units from the calculation by ignoring all evacuation traffic associated with the 15,000-plus second homes in Monroe County, and by excluding all tourists and most mobilehome residents from the calculation, using the just-debunked assumption that there will always be at least 48 hours before landfall in which to evacuate them first. There will be another very strong hurricane that intensifies rapidly, threatening the Keys with less than 48 hours before landfall, like the Labor Day 1935 hurricane did. The county should heed those facts and reject the memorandum of understanding. John Hammerstrom Key LargoGo with signaturesConcerning voter identification problems, I research voter ID requirements in the Florida statutes and found "signature" mentioned 32 times long before photography was your signature. Forget picture ID and use what nobody can copy your signature. Bob Horan Endicott, N.Y. Photo courtesy EL NUEVO HERALDSeagrass litters Duval Street in Key West following Tropical Storm Isaac's passing late last month.Isaac was upgraded to a minor hurricane once it made it over the Gulf of Mexico.LETTERS TO THE EDITORThe inside story of early-voting standoffGUEST COLUMN LETTERS TO THE EDITORClean up 15th Street in MarathonWe have a growing problem within the city of Marathon. Every day on 15th Street, there are drug dealers selling in broad daylight and drunks standing in the middle of the road blocking traffic with no regard for anything or anyone. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies drive by day after day and do nothing. It is unfortunate that the property owners and businesses in this area suffer every day because visitors and tourists are reluctant to drive down the road. The condition of the area is completely disgusting. The city workers do their best to clean up the mess, removing truckloads of garbage and old furniture at the taxpayers'expense, but a few days later it's back to business as usual. Trailerama, the trailer park, well, what can I say. It's like Disney for drug dealers: Go ahead, do what you want, the cops don't care and if you need more room to process your dope or housing for prostitutes, just add another room onto your trailer, no building permits required. If you need some extra parking, just park on the city right of way or on someone else's property. The laws don't apply to you. Welcome to Marathon. We have crack houses, prostitutes and cockfights. The officials in this town need to take a good look around and do their jobs for a change. Sally Johnson Marathon www.keysnet.com

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Saturday,September 15,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com BusinessMarathon OKs Coconut Cay planThe Marathon City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to allow Coconut Cay Resort and Marina owner to redevelop his property into 42 units, up from the current 22-room development agreement to which the city previously agreed. The resort is at U.S. 1 and Aviation Boulevard. Rhyne's redevelopment agreement has been around since 2005. He was one of numerous property owners that sought to cash in on the "condotel" boom in the mid2000s, and sought to construct twoand three-bedroom suites. Then the market crashed. Rhyne's new plan is to construct oneand two-bedroom units along the waterfront strip of his resort property. The council put a threeyear time limit on the amended agreement. Rhyne was the third of four hoteliers to request additional hotel rooms since the city of Marathon was awarded at least 100 new transient rental units by the state Cabinet in January. The Spottswood Cos., Faro Blanco Resort and Pritam Singh's Tranquility Bay Resort were awarded 25 and 16 units, respectively. Developer Roger Masters is scheduled to go before the city's advisory Planning Commission Monday to request to add 15 units to his proposed 80-unit Marriott Courtyard Inn in Old Town. The city will not charge for the new hotel rooms, but has been clear that any development agreement amendment does not equal a vested right to any of them. Rhyne says he'll likely seek his share, but has others to transfer from the front portion of his hotel property. Tuesday, Rhyne took time with the City Council to address concerns raised by Gulfstream Boulevard neighbors of the resort across the canal from the Dodge Lake parcel off Aviation Boulevard. "Over the last few years, I've received numerous complaints about locals using the property as a party sport," he said, referring to the relatively secluded waterfront area in the back of the 2.9-acre parcel. Rhyne said over the years, he's "repeatedly" found evidence of alcohol, drugs and fireworks when inspecting the area in the morning. "As the owner, I posted no-trespassing signs and put up signs to block to the area, all to no avail," he said. Realizing the problem wasn't going to stop, Rhyne said he purchased a trailer and "stationed an employee" where the partying was happening. There's also an RV there. "Since then, there has been zero complaints," he said. "It's been costly but yielded a good result. I'd like to leave them there." Rhyne requested the city classify the RVas "an owneroccupied unit," an allowed use because the site is zoned mixed-use commercial. "It's not my intention at all to aggravate or decrease the property value of my neighbors. Quite the contrary," he said. The council took no action on the trailer.Resort will nearly double unit numbersREAL ESTATE Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe colorful Coconut Cay Resort and Marina has three years to fulfill its redevelopment agreement.By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com MARKETPLACE RECENT REAL ESTATE SALESSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 92 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period September 2, 2012 September 8, 2012. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Pine Key 1075 A Ave.$449,000$416,000754Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata, Jim SharpeKeller Williams/John Nazzaro 29139 Guava Ln.$439,000$425,000317Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Lisa FerringoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss 30849 Witters Ln.$255,000$255,000223Exit Realty Florida Keys/Barbara HarrisonAmerican Caribbean R.E./Sandra TuttleKey Largo 106580 Overseas Hwy.$499,000$330,0001150Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Brian SchmittCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Stephen Singer 503 B Caribbean Dr.$545,000$520,000143Marr Properties/Tom RodriguezOc ean Sotheby's Internt'l/Kim Bagnell Thaler 713 Grouper Ln.$642,900$570,00067Century 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaCentury 21 Schwartz/Robert ValenzuelaKey West 2438 Fogarty Ave.$375,000$375,000418Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Ruth HempPr udential Knight & Gardner/Claude Gardner 77 Golf Club Dr.$330,000$317,000183Compass Realty Branch/Robin MitchellPrudential Knight & Gardner/Karen Lane 1913 Seidenberg Ave.$330,000$335,000133Schwartz Property Sales/Jimmy LaneBeach Club Brokers/Paul Hayes 3930 Roosevelt Blvd.$249,000$220,000106Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoKeys Commercial R.E./Rob Severin 1605 Duncan St.$440,000$440,00038Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Rick LivelyLast Key Realty/Ginger KingLower Matecumbe 116 Atlantic Ln.$399,000$366,000340Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins Realty World Freewheeler/Claire Johnson 153 Tollgate Ln.$549,000$470,000269American Caribbean R.E./Jayme RobertsAmerican Caribbean R.E./Jayme Roberts 121 Ocean Ln.$435,000$400,000192Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Lynda GallaherRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 189 Gulfview Dr.$635,000$660,000168C oldwell Banker Schmitt/A. Davis, S. FreemanColdwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. KellerMarathon 0 Coco Plum Dr.$495,000$368,4211982Exit Realty Fla Keys/Lindsay Rabito-LeonardOutside of MLS 1215 97th St.$139,900$120,000515Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda, Bob BrockExit Realty Florida Keys/Mindy Gaines 52 Tranquility Way$274,000$259,000979Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Wanda, Bob BrockColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Amy Puto 57967 Morton St.$849,000$800,000741Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Robin KluckColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Robin Kluck 329 Sombrero Bch Rd .$565,000$550,00089RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Jo Ann CookRE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Jo Ann CookOther 18401 240th St.$575,000$470,00096Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Sally StriblingOutside of MLS Plantation Key Hibiscus St. (*)$69,000$33,5001765Century 21 Schwartz/Kathy DenworthCentury 21 Schwartz/Kathy DenworthSugarloaf Key 16771 Cypress Rd.$769,000$728,000227Mia Howe Realty/Marie HoweColdwell Banker Schmitt /Thomas Willi (*) Vacant lot in Plant Key Colony Subd. Aggressive start forconsumerbureauThe new federal agency charged with enforcing consumer finance laws is emerging as an ambitious sheriff, taking on companies for deceptive fees and marketing and unmoved by protests that its tactics go too far. In the 14 months it has existed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched dozens of enforcement probes and issued more than 100 subpoenas demanding data, testimony and marketing materials sometimes amounting to millions of pages from companies that include credit card lenders, for-profit colleges and mortgage servicers. More than two dozen interviews with agency officials and industry executives offered sweeping insight into the new agency's behind-thescenes efforts, which have taken the financial industry off guard and have been far more aggressive than previously known. The number of subpoenas and probes was confirmed by agency, industry and trade group officials who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the subpoenas bar both sides from discussing them. The bureau's actions have many banks, payday lenders and credit card companies racing to adjust. They're tightening their record-keeping and budgeting for defense lawyers, according to attorneys and trade group executives who work with them. The companies themselves are reluctant to discuss the bureau because they don't want to be seen as criticizing a regulator that is still choosing its battles. The financial crisis of 2008 led to far-reaching changes to how the U.S. government oversees financial companies. The consumer bureau, created by the 2010 financial overhaul law known as the Dodd-Frank Act, gained new powers to reach deep into the most mundane decisions of money-transfer agents, auto lenders and virtually anyone else who provides financial products and services. For regular Americans, the bureau is the most visible result of the shake-up in financial oversight. Its decisions are changing the mortgage application and foreclosure process, the way people lodge complaints against financial companies and, in some cases, what fees they can be charged. "The CFPB is a new animal, and they have to establish their turf and a way of doing business," says Jack Conway, the attorney general of Kentucky and an outspoken critic of for-profit colleges. "If that breaks from standard practice of other regulators, I don't have a huge problem with it."First big winSo far, the bureau's aggressive approach has netted one high-profile win: An agreement by Capital One Financial, the fifth-biggest U.S. credit card issuer, to refund $150 million in fees directly to the accounts of 2.5 million customers without the complicated paperwork often associated with class-action settlements on behalf of consumers. In July, the bureau accused Capital One's sales team of tricking customers into buying add-on services like credit protection and identity theft protection. Phone agents told people the services were free or mandatory or offered more benefits than they did, the government said. Capital One also agreed to pay fines of $25 million to the CFPB and $35 million to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a separate federal agency that oversees its banking operations. The company did not admit wrongdoing. As part of the same probe, officials are scrutinizing at least three other companies, according to public filings: Card issuers American Express and Discover Financial Services; and Intersections Inc., which provides the add-on services sold by banks. American Express and Discover have said in public filings that they expect similar enforcement actions and have overhauled their marketing of add-on products. Intersections, whose biggest bank customers are Bank of America and Citigroup, is cooperating with regulators.Clamp downThe consumer bureau's history is short and contentious. In the wake of the 2008 meltdown, advocates argued that existing regulators had allowed risky and abusive financial practices to spread and inflate a disastrous housing bubble. On the other side were Republican lawmakers and bank lobbyists who said the bureau would duplicate the efforts of existing bank regulators and the Federal Trade Commission. The bureau's champions mainly Democrats and consumer advocates won, and in July 2011 it took over enforcement of 18 existing consumer laws. Since then, it has used a range of powers to clamp down on what it calls problematic lending, misleading marketing and secret deals between compa nies that end up costing consumers. The bureau can't indict people or companies criminally; it refers possible criminal cases to the Department of Justice. Still, the agency's office of enforcement wields a potent tool: The threat of civil charges against violators of consumer laws involving money transfers, foreclosures, payday loans and virtually every other financial product or service used by consumers.Financial meltdown led to creationBy DANIEL WAGNERAssociated PressCONSUMERS BUSINESS BRIEFSBrown moves to First State BankFirst State Bank of the Florida Keys has added veteran Upper Keys banker Laura Brown as manager for its Trade Winds Plaza branch serving the Key Largo market. Brown has more than 22 years of banking experience in the Upper Keys, most recently as a branch Manager with Capital Bank (formally TIB Bank), where she started her career as a teller in 1990. Brown is a graduate of Florida Keys Community College and Miami-Dade College, holding a generalbanking degree.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.Schmitt,DocuSign working togetherColdwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate and DocuSign have reached an agreement giving every Schmitt Real Estate Realtor access to DocuSign's electronic signature technology. It allows agents to send legally binding documents and get signatures anytime, anywhere from any Internet-connected device; and to work with agents who do not have DocuSign accounts, keeping the transaction paperless and efficient. 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LOCAL SINCE 1970 3rd Floor Islamorada, 33036 1009 Simonton St. Suite 3 Key West, 33040or 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050 Open 7 Days AWeek Bob & Wanda Brock, BrokerAssociate/REALTOR¨ "The Brock Team" I I f y o u w a n t y o u r p r o p e r t y s o l d c a l l T h e B r o c k T e a m t o d a y !10801 1st Ave. Gulf 52 Tranquility Way Marathon 551 8th Street, Key Colony Beach 1215 97th Street, Apt. 6 BobDirect: (305) 731-9521WandaDirect: (305) 304-8862w w w m i d k e y s p r o p e r t i e s c o m S O L D S O L D S O L D S O L D Cha r te r s n umbe rs dow nDespite marketing efforts over the summer designed to attract students, enrollment remains stagnant at the 40-student Key West Collegiate School, a public charter on Stock Island. That's a far cry from plans by Academica, the Miami-based company that manages it, to grow the student count to 100. "Our enrollment is off a little bit from where we want to be," Collegiate board Chairman Todd German says. "I think we're still suffering from the bad image of last year." When the school opened in August 2011, Debra Remsen was the principal. Open feuding with the fivemember board, which has turned over twice, marked her tenure, which ended with a demand for her resignation. Ashley Roberts succeeded Remsen and resigned not once but twice, citing, as Remsen did before her, micromanagement by parents sitting on the board. In the aftermath, Academica came into the picture. Founded in 1999, the company operates more than 60 schools in MiamiDade and Broward counties, plus schools in California, Texas, Nevada, Utah and Georgia. The company charges $450 per student but is deferring the fee for Collegiate. German says Principal Adri Steward, who welcomed students back to school in August, is a stabilizing influence and that the students are pleased with the school, which he sees as helping drive enrollment. "The kids are just so happy. I think as the kids talk to other kids, more will become interested in the school," he said. Charter schools are public schools not held to the same rigid curriculum standards as traditional public schools. Local school districts act as state funding conduits, channeling money to charters and retaining a 5 percent administrative fee.Effort to grow enrollment not paying offMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSCounty bill down Asettlement with the state over disputed Medicaid claims will cost Monroe County about $1.6 million a far cry from the tentative bill of $3.8 million cited earlier this year. County commissioners on Thursday approved a new budget that will tap its reserve fund to pay for the so-called unfunded mandate from the state. The Florida Legislature this year held down the state budget by pushing a backlog of $325 million in disputed Medicaid bills to the originating counties. Monroe's share originally was estimated at $3.8 million. That number dropped to $1.9 million in July after the state reworked its numbers. Asettlement of a case filed by the Florida Association of Counties lowered the amount further, to around $1.6 million, County Administrator Roman Gastesi told commissioners in budget sessions this week. Monroe County also is setting aside money to use if it is forced to pay the Florida Retirement System. Counties could have to pay back 3 percent that employees made to their retirement fund over the past two years following another state mandate. Gastesi said that sum also would be covered by the money taken out of reserves. "We're using the reserve for two rainy-day events, not to balance the [operating] budget," Gastesi said. "To characterize it as using reserves to balance the budget is simply not true." Gastesi said the county will still have about $30 million to cover five months of operating expenses should disaster strike. At $35 million, the county's reserve had grown to be "almost irresponsible," he contended.MEDICAIDNaval ships open for toursThe Southernmost City is hosting the 53rd annual UNITAS joint naval exercise, drawing 13 ships from seven countries, for two-week humanitarian and military training in the Caribbean. While civilians can't join the military in that training, they can tour the ships taking part while they're in Key West. Naval forces from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States will begin arriving in Key West over the weekend in advance of the tours on Monday and Tuesday. UNITAS, Latin for "unity," is the longest-running and largest maritime exercise in the western hemisphere. Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander of the U.S. Navy's Fourth Fleet, said the exercise will "test command and control of forces at sea while operating as a multinational force to provide the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability." Ships scheduled to be open for tours are the USS Anzio, USS Underwood, USS Gravely, USS Bradley and Coast Guard cutter Escanaba from the United States; the HMS Dauntless from the United Kingdom; the ARC Antioquia from Colombia; the BNS Greenhalgh from Brazil; and the ARM Independencia from Mexico. The public can tour them at the Navy's Mole Pier on the Truman Waterfront from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday, also between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., is set aside for pre-arranged group tours of no more than 25. Those taking tours must be at least age 8, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and not bring bags or backpacks. Women are should avoid wearing dresses. .MILITARYBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comKeynoter Staff coffin-like python traps on North Key Largo and southern Miami-Dade County. The 6-foot-long, canvas-covered traps are baited with live rats. However, labor needed to tend the traps (which includes feeding or replacing the rats) with few captured snakes means the trap program will shut down soon. The invasive-exotic snakes, which started as escaped or released pets, have taken a firm hold in South Florida's mainland. More than 1,500 have been killed or captured but the lowest population estimate stands around 10,000 constrictors in the region's expansive wetlands. The number may be significantly higher, Reed said. "The public may be able to access only 1 or 2 percent of Everglades National Park so the probability of detecting an individual snake are low," Reed said. AFlorida Keys hotline established by The Nature Conservancy to report big snakes (888) 483-4681 has now gone statewide.See a big snake? Call the state hotlineFrom Pythons,1A

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 15,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6 B Green living Plastics:It doesn't take that much to use fewer of them in our day-to-day living.Column, 3B Happy new year Rosh Hashanah,the Jewish new year,starts Sunday, kicking off Judaism's High Holy Days.Story, 2B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Conchs upset Gulliver's RaidersWith the frenetic match at the point of climax and with the Key West High School volleyball team perched precariously on the brink of perhaps the program's greatest moment Conchs coach Jessy Archer called a timeout. A14-11 lead against Gulliver Prep had shrunk to 14-13 in the fifth and deciding game of the District 164Amatch. The Conchs needed the next point to win. It was a tense moment early Tuesday evening at the Bobby Menendez Gym but inside the huddle, the faces of the Conch players and Archer's betrayed no hint of panic. She talked quietly, they listened. "Look at the scoreboard," she said. "We're in the lead. Don't play scared." Play resumed. Gulliver served to the Conchs'back row. Apass went to Matti Reid, who set the ball perfectly for Shelbi Swanson. Swanson's shot found the floor on the other side of the net for match point. The modest-sized crowd erupted. The Conch players jumped for joy at defeating a perennial Miami privateschool volleyball power, a team that last season won three matches (and nine of 10 games) against the Conchs. "Poise and hustle," said a beaming Archer, who has made a once-irrelevant program relevant. "It's all about making plays." Swanson couldn't explain her winning shot, other than to say, "I just wanted it to go down." The match began as if Gulliver expected a quick three-game sweep. Led by Angelica Mujica, a hard-hitting left-hander, the Raiders breezed to a 2515 victory in the opener. But behind the serving and hitting of Ryann Appleby, the Conchs came back to win the second game, 25-22. Key West got off to a strong start in the third game, but after Reid's service ace made it 7-1, GulliverV-ball team takes match to 5 gamesBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST VOLLEYBALLPhoto by BERT BUDDEConch volleyball players celebrate after a shot by Shelbi Swanson (3) defeated Gulliver Prep in fifth game of Tuesday's match.Others (from left) are Jessica Wright,Matti Reid,Julian Laswell and Kayla Geide. Paterson gets national spotlightAFlorida Keys soccer star gets her second straight game in the national spotlight Sunday when the University of Miami plays secondranked Duke.Hurricane freshman Jasmine Paterson has started all eight games this fall for UM, and took the last shot at goal for the Canes in Thursday's televised 1-0 loss to No. 14 Wake Forest (7-1-1).The Hurricanes (4-3-1) take their home field in Coral Gables at 1 p.m. Sunday to face the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (6-2) in a game to be carried on ESPN 3.Coral Shores High graduate Paterson, a forward who wears jersey No. 15, scored her first collegiate goal Aug. 24 in a 4-0 win over Morehead State. She has taken 16 shots through eight games. No UM player has more than two goals for the season.The Hurricanes scored an early upset 4-1 win over ranked Florida in the regular-season opener, and also have victories over Pittsburgh and Idaho.The UM schedule is loaded with ranked teams. The Hurricanes battled No. 9 Central Florida before losing a 1-0 decision Aug. 25. Most of the remaining schedule features Atlantic Coast Conference teams, including No. 1 Florida State on Oct. 25. Paterson earned state and national attention during her Coral Shores career playing for her father and coachCoral Shores soccer star helping UMUPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com PATERSONDolphins girls fallThe Marathon High School volleyball team lost in straight sets Wednesday to a very strong District 16-2A Westminster Christian School squad. Coach Teresa Konrath says she's well aware that competing against Miamiarea rivals like the Warriors and Palmer Trinity School will be a tall order for her young team."They went to [the state championship tournament] last year and their goal is to go this year. But we put up a performance that was unexpected by them," Konrath said.The Dolphins hung tough against a much older and bigger team, but were outmanned in losing 12-25, 1725 and 7-25 to the Warriors. "Westminster Christian has very powerful hitters and we picked up digs on the back line. But they're very big and they can hit. We haven't seen anything that tough before," Konrath said. Jordan Roney led the Dolphins with four service points won, while Taylor Konrath, Savannah Rodamer and Amanda Bruland all had three.The Dolphins (1-5) were scheduled to host Palmer Trinity Friday, but results were not available by press time.Westminster sends squad to 1-5 markBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON VOLLEYBALLKey West 6th at Ferguson invitationalJunior Brock Guzman broke 18 minutes for the first time to help lead the Key West High School boys crosscountry team to sixth place in the 23-team Ferguson Falcons Invitational on Thursday afternoon at Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami.The Conch girls were seventh out of 22 teams. The Coral Shores boys team was 22nd and the Hurricane girls were 21st."I wasn't expecting Brock to run that fast" in the first race of the season, Key West coach Terence White said of Guzman, who was 26th in 17:59. (The 3.1-mile race was won by Daniel Fernandez, of Columbus, in 16:17.)Guzman was followed by Julian Ramirez (45th in 18:27) and Everett Wagner (51st, 18:37). "Our first three are real strong," White said.Next were Tyler Hancock (19:13) and Connor Chaney (19:44).The Key West girls were led by junior Tristin Milliken, who was 22nd in 22:30 2:17 behind the winner, Ferguson's Katrina Santiago.Milliken was followed by senior Liz Czerwinski (48th, 23:19), freshman Catherine Richardson (52nd, 23:36), senior Priscilla Welzien (57th, 23:54) and freshman Meaghan McCullah (61st, 24:03)."Our two freshmen had great performances," White said. "Uncharacteristic for freshmen, they had a lot of poise and ran aggressively." The girls'average time was 23:29 and the boys' average time was 18:48. Combined, it was the fastest the Conchs had ever run at Larry and Thompson Park.The Coral Shores boys team was led by junior Steven Chadwick, who was 71st in 19:25. Rex Zimmerman finished in 21:18, Pablo Gonzalez-Queved in 21:25, Landon Brooks in 21:59 and John Mulkeen in 23:41.Gabriela Gutierrez led the Hurricane girls with a time of 25:58, followed by Chloe Stokes (28:47), Azia Keever (28:48), Kyia Herlth (30:01) and Amber Erickson (30:26).The Conchs will host a six-team meet at 8 a.m. next Saturday at the Key West Golf Club.Coral Shores doesn't fare nearly as wellBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST CROSS COUNTRYConchs shoot past LaSalle on Biltmore courseThe Key West High golf team won its first match of the season Tuesday afternoon in Miami and the Conchs did it without their top three players.Key West defeated LaSalle, 189-246, at the Biltmore Hotel course, where lightning ruled the day."We dodged lightning bolts the whole time; it was pretty exciting," said coach John Moeller. "They never blew the horn so we played through. Our four guys never complained." The four were Scott Brown and Manny Castillo, who both shot an 11-overpar 46 for the nine holes; Thomas Frickie, who came in at 47; and sophomore Chase Renner, who shot 50.Renner drew praise from Moeller, who said, "He's really coming on." Renner had a chance to shoot in the 40s but he had an 8 on the last hole.With No. 1 Evan DeRoche, No. 2 Elliot Arazi and No. 3 Trevor Pike left behind to work on grades, Brown moved up to the top spot. Castillo, normally No. 5, was No. 2. LaSalle was without its top two players, but Moeller said that wasn't a factor. "They're a weak team," he said. "They're coach told me his No. 1 usually shoots 40. So I hate to call it a victory because it was so lopsided." Coaching golf for the first time, Moeller has had some early challenges as he tries to build a sense of team unity. "They're a great bunch of guys, but everybody has his own agenda," he said. Moeller is requiring the team to run a mile each day after school, and he's going to hold open challenges. The first will have Arazi challenging DeRoche for No. 1. "I have to keep pushing Evan," Moeller said. The Conchs will return to the Biltmore on Wednesday for a match with Marathon and Ransom Everglades.Team gets 1st win without top playerBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST GOLFBroward's Delucas wins S.L.A.M.Frank Delucas released six tarpon, five permit and a bonefish to win the grand champion title at the Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. Celebrity Tournament that ended Sept. 9. Delucas, who lives in Plantation in Broward County, also was recognized for catching and releasing the most permit. In addition, he was named top rod angler on the first of the S.L.A.M.'s two fishing days after scoring a slam for releasing one of each target species. Delucas has fished the tournament, which raises money for cystic fibrosis research, for six years. He credited his 2012 victory in great part to the skill and patience of his guide, Capt. Mark Krowka of Islamorada."He's the best all-around flats guide there is," Delucas said. Krowka was named guide to the grand champion angler. Eleven-year-old William Collier of Atlanta earned the tournament's fly division championship after catching and releasing five tarpon. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after birth, the fifthgrade student is a seasoned angler despite his youth.His greatest tournament challenge, Collier said, was "trying to get the fly in the right place when I was casting to the fish. You had to figure out the wind direction."Collier fished with his father, Cal Collier Jr., who caught a permit and a tarpon. Guided by Capt. Justin Rea of Sugarloaf Key, the father-andson duo took runner-up honors in the team division. The team championship went to Jim Bokor Jr. of Buffalo, N.Y., and Eddie Huff of Bristol, Tenn. Fishing with Islamorada Capt. Richard Black, they scored four tarpon, two bonefish and a permit that was the tournament's largest.The celebrity grand champion and spin/plug division champion was Kevin Dineen,11-year-old from Atlanta is tops on flyKEY WEST FISHINGSee Conchs,2BSee Paterson,2BSee SLAM,2B

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went on a 19-3 run to lead, 20-10. The Conchs got back to within 23-15, but a kill by Mujica and an ace by Veronica Balli gave the Raiders a 25-16 victory. The fourth game was a thriller. With Gulliver ahead, 19-15, the Conchs ran off four points behind Kayla Geide's serving, then took the lead, 20-19, on a shot by Jillian Laswell, Moments later, the pesky Mujica put the Raiders ahead, 23-22. Ablock by Appleby tied it at 23-23, but a tap by Veronica Ucros put the Raiders ahead again. Then, dramatically, the Conchs ran off three points in a row a kill by Appleby, a perfectly placed shot to the back corner by Laswell and a block by Swanson to take a 2624 victory. The teams changes sides yet again, and the tense fifth game began. The Conchs seemed inspired. Swanson made a diving one-handed dig. Appleby kept scoring. Frannie Garcia reeled off three points. Akill by Laswell she and Appleby each had five in the match put the Conchs up, 12-9. It was 13-9 after Gulliver's tallest player whiffed on a shot. Victory seemed so close. But when Gulliver got to within, 14-13, the longtime cloud of not being able to finish games seemed to reappear. This time, though, it dissipated in a hurry. "We go into every match positively," Appleby said as the gym slowly cleared. "We get our confidence and go for it." The 2-2 Conchs will play Monsignor Pace at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in OpaLocka before returning to host Palm Beach Central at 4 Friday afternoon. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,September 15,2012 Crossword solutionSolution to the Sept.12 puzzle. L.A.Times crossword puzzle PRIX FIXE MENUŽSolution in the classifieds ACROSS 1Venomous African snake 6Slants 11Actor Keach16Martes,por ejemplo19Pan Am rival 20Delta of VenusŽ author Nin 21Actor/public speaker who often began Unaccustomed as I am to speaking ...Ž 22Before,in ballads 23Where theres no rest for the weary? 26And not 27Exhibit presenters, briefly 28Swedish imports 29Some Deco collectibles 30Agent Scully on The X-FilesŽ 31Consider judicially32Old Clevelandbased gas company34Got burning again 35Word from a crib 38Precinct high jinks? 43Multiple choice options 45Rural What if ...?Ž46Damn YankeesŽrole47Admans demo reel? 50Masons jobs 55Fruity wine concoctions 56Riflemans aid 57Permit Me VoyageŽ poet James 58NBC sketch series 59Staircase shape 62Sports venue 63Engross the financial district? 69__ dAlene 70Cant-miss 71Links target 72Yank or Jay 73Whomp,biblically 75Learning period 80Cadenzas in concertos,say82Court defense team?85Soccer great who wore #10 86Court conclusion starter 87Home of Oral Roberts University88Where meteorologists relax and talk shop?95Draft picks 96Birds named for a Greek titan 97Big name in wrap 98Turkic tent 100Utopia101__ Cup:classic candy103Extremely tiny 105Actress Farrow 108Large expanse109Overpromotion of a Stephenie Meyers fantasy novel series?113Elevator compartment114German wine region115Glacial ridge 116Port-du-__:French cheese 117Prince Valiants boy 118Puppeteer Lewis 119Epic accounts 120Bobby pin target DOWN 1California college Harvey __ 2China setting 3__ media 4Flickable lighter 5Materialized 6Jaunt through the jungle 7Turning point? 8Aardvarks have long ones 9Quipster 10Sound of a leak 11Zhivago portrayer 12Skin tones? 13Singer India.__ 14Navy NCOs 15Hithers partner 16Highest North American peak,to natives 17Like Big deal!Ž 18Do a worms job 24Hat-tippers word 25Giggle30New Jersey/ Pennsylvania border river31What a gal has that a gent doesnt? 32Visit Amazon.com, say 33Seine tributary 34Part 35Meteorology tools36Hocus-pocus opening37Full __ 39Retired jets 40Tax prep pro 41Hardly a jolly good show 42Bread in a skillet 44Screen blinker48POTUSs alternate title49Soft mineral 50Fish feature 51Usage fee of a kind 52Molding style 53Monthly expense54New Zealand parrot56Ladies of Sp. 59Windex targets 60Pulitzer journalist killed in combat in 1945 611945 battle setting, familiarly 62Collar 63Links shirt 64Anglers favorite dance? 65From the Continent 66Part of BTU 67An article may be written on it 68Get under control 69__ in Charlie 73Pamplona parlor 74C-ration successors 75In __:as found 76Crouch down 77AqualungŽband Jethro __ 78Fluency 79Dietary amts. 81Muscle mag display 82Cornstarch brand 83Ten up front? 84Brandy label letters86Undercover,for short88Diet Squirt alternative89Worrywarts words 90Gain again,as trust 91Mutt,vis--vis Jeff 92FightingŽcollege team 93Pedals 94Fling 99Rudely awaken 101[Air kiss] 102Elton John/Tim Rice musical 103Video file format 104Little bit of Greek? 105Wide margin 106Debtorsletters 107Hill workers 109Conans network 110Isnt without 111Vocal syllable 112Road crews supply "PRIX FIXE MENU"Solution in the Sept.19 Keynoter Mosquitoes take 5 days to grow from egg to adult. Please dump water around your home every 5 days to break their life cycle and rid your home of mosquitoes. Tip of the Week For more tips and current information go to:www.keysmosquito.org or call 305-292-7190 Meeting Notice Monroe County Land AuthorityThe Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Re g ional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Hi g hway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on September 26, 2012 be g innin g at 9:00 AM. The a g enda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl. g ov or by contactin g the Land Authority office at 295-5180.ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711Ž.Published Keynoter 9-15-12 Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.We are a full service optometry practice that services all ages, from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbie's)743-2020 LivingHigh Holy Days start SundayThe celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, starts at sunset Sunday and runs through sunset Monday to begin the faith's year of 5773. It's the start of the High Holy Days for Judaism, culminating in Yom Kippur, which starts at sunset Sept. 25 and goes through sunset Sept. 26. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, when Jews are expected to atone for their sins from the previous year. There are three Jewish houses of worship in the Keys, and each is celebrating both holidays with services and festive meals. Following are the contacts for each (be aware that if you want to attend one of the meals, reservations are required and there may be a cost; you may also need tickets for services). Tavernier: Keys Jewish Community Center, mile marker 93 oceanside. Call 852-3235 or send an e-mail to president-@keysjewishcenter.com. Key West: Congregation B'Nai Zion, 750 United St. Call 294-3437 or send an e-mail to info@ bnaizionkw.org. Key West: Chabad Jewish Center of the Florida Keys and Key West, 906 Trinity Drive. Call 2950013.Jews marking new year, Day of AtonementRELIGIONF r ee health fai r pla nn ed Sept. 22Fishermen's Community Hospital in Marathon opened its doors 50 years ago, in September 1962. To begin a yearlong celebration to mark half a century, the hospital at mile marker 48.5 oceanside hosts health fair on Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. "As we look back at our first half century, we are extremely proud of the broad range of essential health care services we have provided to our community," Chief Executive Officer Hal Leftwich said. "As we begin our next 50 years, we want to celebrate with a health fair that offers screenings and evaluations, at no cost, to our community." The tests and evaluations will include a review of personal/family health history, blood pressure, height/ weight analysis, body mass index with body fat analysis, and a private/personal health evaluation review. Cardiac risk profile testing for cholesterol and triglycerides, and glucose (blood sugar) testing, are also available. For accurate results, those attending should not eat or drink anything besides water for eight hours before these tests. Registered nurses, certified medical technicians and other medical professionals will perform the tests and evaluations.Fishermen's is marking its 50th yearTO YOUR HEALTHRegistered nurses, certified medical technicians and other medical professionals will perform the tests and evaluations. Lady Conchs even recordFrom Conchs,1B head coach of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers, who lives in Parkland in Broward. Guided by Capt. Mark Hlis of Islamorada, he caught two tarpon. Top female angler was Bonnie Christ of Alexandria, Va., with one permit caught while fishing with Capt. Andy Thompson. The S.L.A.M. attracted 19 teams that released a total of 39 tarpon, 15 permit and 9 bonefish.The tournament is the first event of the annual Redbone Trilogy that raises money for cystic fibrosis treatment and research. The Baybone Celebrity Tournament follows Oct. 5 to 7 in Key Largo and the Redbone Celebrity Tournament is planned for Nov. 2 to 4 in Islamorada waters.Virginian is top womanFrom SLAM,1B Arthur Paterson. She finished as a national top-25 recruit. Eagles winIsland Christian School's Lady Eagles ran their volleyball record to 3-0 with Thursday's straight-game sweep over Colonial Christian."Our girls were more relaxed and they did a good job," head coach Sheryl Yost said after the 25-21, 25-12, 25-19 final. Jessie Ledwith helped seal the match with nine straight serving points in the third game. Sammie Egan served eight points in the closer. Skylar DeMoss got ICS started with seven serving points in the opening game. Andrea Scott shut down the Patriots in the second game with seven straight serving points. The Lady Eagles host Calusa Prep at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (JVat 4 p.m.).Eagles now 3-0From Paterson,1B Come vi s it our online photo gallerie s and s u b mit your own at www.Key s Net.com/Photo s

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*Saturday,September 15,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com NOTICE OFBUDGETHEARINGThe CITYOF KEYCOLONYBEACH has tentatively adopted a budget for 2012-2013. Apublic hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: September 17, 2012, 5:15 p.m. atCity of Key Colony Beach City Hall Auditorium 600 West Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FLPublished Keynoter 9/15/12 AIR CONDITIONING MARATHON A/C & APPLIANCESSales & Service Fast Reliable Service Lic # CAC017490 (305) 743-5051 ARTIC-TEMPResidential Commercial Marine Sales Repair Refrigeration Ice Machines Lic # CAC 053827. 743-5288 Danas Air ConditioningRepairs & Replacement Commercial & Residential Ice Machines Pool Heaters Lic # CAC 056642 (305) 289-9498 Windswept A/C & Appl.Shut Your Windows,Shut Your Doors You Ain't Gonna Be Hot No More! Great Prices! Good Service! Lic @ CAC056987. Call 289-1748 CABINETS Kitchen KornerReal Wood Cabinets; Particle Board Prices Sales, 743-7277 CARPET CLEANING Royal PlusCarpet,Tile & Upholstery Cleaning Water Extraction & Drying Mold Remediation Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE (305) 296-8083 www.royalplus.com Licensed General Contractor CERAMIC TILE NC TILE & CARPETCeramic Porcelain Marble, Granite Tops Carpet Sales & Installation 10899 O/S Hwy,Marathon Lic #SP3562 & Insured 305-289-3019 COMPUTER REPAIR Teal Technologies,Inc.Business/Residential Solutions MS Certified System Engineer Servers-PCs-networking-CCTV Kim@T ealT ech.net 305-481-6981 Lic #LVSS 1278 & Insured CONCRETE DESIGNS Protect Preserve Beautify Any Concrete Surface Deco Coatings & Concrete Stamping Epoxy Floors & Stained Concrete Pavers Professionally Cleaned & Sealed Custom Artworks by Ed Moran www .keysdecoconcrete.com free Est.Lic SP3136 & Insd 305-923-0654 CONCRETE & WOOD DOCKS Are Your Timbers Sagging?Is Your Concrete Cracking? Does Your Shoreline Seem To Wash Away? If So Call Marathon Marine Construction Today.No Job Too Small. Lic#Eng 232. Call 305-289-7350 ELECTRICAL SERVICES KELLY ELECTRICServicing the Middle Keys Since 1980Dependable! Lic.& Ins.#EC525 Call (305) 743-6098 GENERAL CONTRACTOR SLAZAR Construction & Plumbing Sewer Connections .Grease Traps & Septic Tank Pump Outs.Lic CGC 1507778 305-735-4351 or 786-768-8011 HOME REDECORATING AFFORDABLE A Fresh Look Redecorate In a DayUsing Existing Furnishings Also: Staging for Resale Move-ins Organizing Lybrand Redesign 305-292-2682 www.LybrandRedesign.com PAINTING & CARPENTRY NEW LIFE PAINTINGPainting Concrete Carpentry Home Repairs 23 Yrs.Exp.! Lic # 3587 305-849-0293 PET SITTING GOING OUT OF TOWN?Reliable Couple Will Give Loving Care To Your Dog(s),Cat(s),from Key West to Shark Key.For Affordable Prices Call 305-407-0485 PLUMBING Ernest E.Rhodes PLUMBINGLicensed CFC1427241 10700 5TH Ave,Gulf,Marathon 743-7072 STUMP GRINDING STUMP GRINDING& FENCE REPAIRLic #1204.872-9877 SWIMMING POOLS FAZOLI BROS. Pool Cleaning & RepairNew Construction Remodeling Monthly Maintenance Starting at $75 Lic # CPC 1457751 (305)-849-8063 TIKI HUTS Tiki HutsNEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099Lic# CYC000002 WINDOW CLEANING A-WaX Floor & Window Cleaning Res.& Comm'l Window Cleaning Comm'l Floor Cleaning.Lic & Ins. Free Est.305-834-1842 KNOW YOUR LOCAL PROFESSIONALSGet listed here for as low as $49.28. Call Laura at 743-5551 Say no to plastics when you canNo truer words have ever been spoken than those from the 1967 movie The Graduate to Benjamin Braddock, the g raduate (played by Dustin Hoffman), from family friend Mr. McGuire: Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you just one word. Ben: Yes sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listenin g ? Ben: Yes I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Ben: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: Theres a g reat future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? Ben: Yes I will. Mr. McGuires advice proved to be ri g ht on the money. Plastic is in almost every aspect of our lives. It is used in the food and bevera g e industry, toiletries, furniture, construction, a g riculture, automobiles, health care, electronics. You name it, its there. It consumes more than 5 percent of the U.S. petroleum use and makes up about 12 percent of the solid waste we g enerate. In 1960, plastics were less than 1 percent of the waste stream. Only about 10 percent of plastic is recycled. But an estimated 7 million tons ends up in the ocean each year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-istration says marine debris has become one of the most pervasive pollution problems facin g the worlds oceans and waterways. Plastic pollution impacts marine life that in g ests plastic particles mistaken for food and absorbs chemicals like BPAin plastics that make their way into the fish we consume. Every time I read statistics like these, it jolts me into action and I rethink my plastic use. Livin g a plastic-free life is not practical or even desired. There are instances where plastic is the best material for the job and many hidden uses of plastic have probably chan g ed my life for the better. Consequently, my priorities are to reduce disposable plastic products. The ener g y spent into extractin g oil, or even raisin g plants for bio-plastics, and then turnin g it into a material that never biode g rades, pollutes waterways and used in one-time only applications is unsustainable. My husband and I have converted to reusable water bottles, shoppin g ba g s (my husband g ot his from Home Depot and Divers Direct), g lass food containers, re g ular silverware and dishes for parties. When I cant reduce waste, I reuse, recycle or dispose of responsibly. I admit to lapses. Next time I buy dishwasher deterg ent, I will buy the box, not the bottle. Cardboard is more easily recycled and made into more products than plastic. Instead of disposable plastic li g hters, I will use matches. Afriend bou g ht me some washable mesh produce ba g s to take to the store for myproduce. My problem is I forg et to take them with me even thou g h I remember my shoppin g ba g s. So I end up with plastic produce ba g s, or I skip the ba g At least ownin g a do g g ives me the perfect reuse opportunity for poop ba g s. And yes, we do find plastic shoppin g ba g s useful for ba g g in g messy food waste that I dont put into my composter. Recently my husband converted a broken trash bin into a second composter by drillin g aeration holes in the sides. Chan g in g habits developed over decades is not easy. But whenever I g o kayakin g in Newfound Harbor, or as my husband puts it, our beautiful back yard, or read about the amount of trash the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuarys Team Ocean has collected, it reminds me that a little effort on my part and others can make a difference and is worth it for us and our environment. Shirley Gun is a member of the Keyswide nonprofit Green Living & Energy Education. She writes about green living and the four Rs reducing, reusing, recycling and rot (composting). She can be reached at info@keysglee.comIt has uses, but often can be replacedGREEN LIVINGCar show today on SugarloafThe Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club holds its next car show and ice cream social today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Su g arloaf Lod g e, mile marker 17. Food and bevera g es 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 fundraisin g campai g n and as part of it, seven people are competin g for the Upper Keys Bi g Kahuna Award, to be announced durin g the Kahuna Beach Luau, scheduled Sept. 29 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Islamorada. Winners are chosen based on how many taxdeductible 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 Lod g e; 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.LIVING BRIEFSSHIRLEY GUN Green Living The trash can on the left has been remade into a composter. Public Meeti n g s Scheduled by a n d with the City of Maratho n forSeptember2012Plea s e n ote that more tha n o n e Maratho n City Cou n cil/Board/Committee membermay participate i n the meeti n g s li s ted.City Cou n cil City Ma n ager Pete Worthi n gto n MayorRogerHer ns tadt Dick Ram s ay, Vice MayorCity Attor n ey s Richard Keati n g Cou n cilmemberGray-Robi ns o n Mike Ci n que, Cou n cilmember Gi n gerS n ead, Cou n cilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Planning Commission9/17/125:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Community Image Advisory Board Meeting9/18/124:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Firefighter Pension Board Meeting9/18/125:15pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Parks & Recreation Meeting9/20/126:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meeting & Final Public9/25/125:30pmMarathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. Budget Hearing Code Compliance Hearing9/26/126:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Maratho n cale n darplea s e vi s it ourweb s ite: www.ci.maratho n .fl.u sPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or sh e may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring specia l accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 9/12/12hpPublished Keynoter 9-15-12

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,September 15,2012 www.mandalayoceanfrontgrilltiki.com COME BY BOAT ORCAR! A KEY LARGO BASH! K e y L a r g o  s N e w O c e a n f r o n t R e s t a u r a n t H a p p y H o u r 5 9 p m .1 HR. FREE COCKTAILS & BEER ? All U Can Eat Buffet! 6-8 p.m. $8 FeaturingPeel & Eat Shrimp, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Succulent Prime Rib, Snow Crab, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Caesar Salad, Brownies and more. Enjoy Lunch and Dinner Specials and Happy Hour Daily www. keysislandgrill.com The Island Grill Has Arrived In Key Largo! LOCALS APPRECIATION DAY AND GRAND OPENING! Thursday, September 20, 2012 At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort€ Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554€ Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.ŽOpen 7 days a week € Dinner 4:30 10pm € Breakfast 7:30 10am Formal yet warm setting... Attentive ServiceŽ… LAttitudes 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 KEYSNET.COM Charming film a winner from first-time director Robot & Frank,Ž Rated PG-13, 89 min. Now playing at The Tropic Cinema. Set in the near future,Robot & FrankŽ is a charming film that is part caper, part romance, part comedy and a look at the problems of aging that everyone eventually faces. Frank, portrayed by the gifted Frank Langella, is a retired senior who is showing the deteriorating signs of aging that lead his two adult children, played by Liv Tyler and James Marsden, to consider placing him in a nursing home. Knowing that Frank will want no part of that, his son instead buys him a humanoid robotic companion, who is programmed to improve Franks physical and mental health. At first reluctant, Frank soon comes to appreciate the robot as a cook, housekeeper, friend and, ultimately, accomplice. Turns out, Frank is a retired cat burglar, a second story man, and his new robot is the perfect partner-incrime. Langella (Wall Street: Money Never SleepsŽ, Frost/NixonŽ), who has been acting since the mid-60s, is perfect as Frank, giving the character just the right mix of charm, cunning and confusion. Its fun to watch Langella as he takes Frank from a bewildered and befuddled old man in the beginning, to an energized and focused schemer planning new heists with his new mechanical confederate and, finally, back to reality when his plans dont quite work out as planned. Marsden (Enchanted,Ž 27 DressesŽ) is excellent as Hunter, the frustrated son and brother who is just trying to do the right thing. Liv Tyler (The Incredible Hulk,Ž The Lord of the RingsŽ) is Madison, Franks altruistic daughter, who doesnt agree with Hunters purchase of the robot. She thinks she can do a better job of taking care of their father and temporarily moves in with him. Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern,Ž Knight and DayŽ) voices the robot, sounding like a much friendlier version of HAL, the malevolent computer from 2001.Ž Jeremy Strong plays the smug financier of the new library with such creepy flair that the viewer is glad when things go against him. The cast also includes the talented Susan Sarandon as Franks friend and town librarian, who is coping with the not-so-comforting transition of her library of printed media to a library of the near future.She also has a surprising past that will slowly be revealed. In his first full-length feature, Jake Schreier makes the jump from his previous career as rock band keyboardist to movie director seem almost effortless. His film perfectly captures the tone of a light-hearted plot with serious undertones and does one of the most wonderful things a movie can do: send the viewer out of the theater with a smile. Scripted by Christopher D. Ford, also in his first full-length film, Robot & FrankŽ scored well on Rotten Tomatoes, with both critics and audience giving it well-deserved high marks. There are only a couple of flaws in this other-Robot & Frank triggers a smile of familiarityFILM Susan Sarandon and Frank Langella in a scene from Robot & Frank,which opens at The Tropic. Frank Langella plays a man battling aging and his limitations. Winged migration coming to the KeysThe 14th annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 30. The six-day festival includes a variety of activities from Key Largo to Key West. Signature events include an excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park, guided bird and butterfly walks, wildlife photography workshops, an environmental fair, the Florida Keys Hawkwatch, sunset sails and boat trips into the backcountry. The events keynote speaker is Bill Thompson III, editor of Bird Watchers Digest and author of several birding guides, including the The Young Birders Guide to Birds of Eastern North America.Ž Festival participants will explore many Keys natural gems, including the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, the National Key Deer Refuge, the waters of the Upper Keys backcountry and half a dozen state parks. In addition to the knowledgeable Thompson, theyll be guided by birding, butterfly and photography experts from throughout South Florida. Thompson is scheduled to talk Thursday, Sept. 27, at Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo and Friday, Sept. 28, at the Marathon Garden Club. Hell also lead three birding walks, including a free one for kids during the Saturday, Sept. 29, environmental fair at Curry Hammock State Park. On Sunday, Sept. 30,14th Annual Birding Fest is KeyswideBy KAREN QUISTSpecial to LAttitudesBIRDING FESTIVAL Photo by CHAD ANDERSONBirders visiting Dry Tortugas National Park during the 14th annual Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival may get a chance to see the brown noddy.Birding guide Mark Hedden says the islands are the only breeding ground in North America for the brown noddy,sooty tern and masked booby.See Birding,5BSee Wanous,5B WANOUS

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Saturday,September 15,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 9/14 Thurs. 9/20€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Finding Nemo (G) 3D 1:30; 6:50; 9:25* 2D 4:05€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€Possession (PG13) 2:05; 4:35; 7:25; 9:40*€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€Lawless (R) 1:40; 4:25; 7:05; 9:50*€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) 1:40; 4:10; 6:55; 9:30* €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€2016: Obamas America (PG) 2:00; 4:15; 7:15; 9:30*€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ Sorry no passes Fri. and Sat. only € TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful € Floridas Most Beautiful Women € Private Table Dances Available € Full Liquor and Food Served til Close € Open til 4am € Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover € 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances € 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night € TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful € Floridas Most Beautiful Women € Private Table Dances Available € Full Liquor and Food Served til Close € Open til 4am € Couples Welcome KEYSNET.COM Key West birding guide Mark Hedden and South Florida photographers Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez will lead two separate groups on daylong trips via ferry to the Dry Tortugas, 70 miles out from Key West. Throughout the festival, visitors can stop by the Florida Keys Hawkwatch, which is headquartered at Curry Hammock State Park from mid-September to midNovember. There, citizen scientists monitor the fall migration of birds of prey in an ongoing effort to gauge the health of their populations. If you want to volunteer, the Hawkwatch crew will teach how to tell the difference between a broad-winged hawk and a peregrine falcon. If youre interested in volunteering for the daily Hawkwatch, call 305-804-6003 or visit floridakeyshawkwatch.wo rdpress.com. For the full festival schedule and registration details, visit www.keysbirdingfest.org. Advance registration is required for many of the events because of limits on the number of participants. For more information about the event or registration, contact Kristie Killam at 305-872-0774 or flkeysbirdfest@gmail.com. The Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival is sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Hawkwatch popular with visitorsFrom Birding,4BRegal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. € Finding Nemo 3D (G):1:15,4:15,7:15,9:50 p.m. € Resident Evil:Retribution (R):4:40,10:00 p.m. € Resident Evil:Retribution 3D (R):1:40,7:40 p.m. € The Words (PG-13):1:05,4:05,7:05,9:50 p.m. € The Possession (PG-13):1:30,4:30,7:30,10:00 p.m. € Lawless (2012) (R):1:00,4:00,7:00,9:55 p.m. € The Expendables 2 (R):1:20,4:20,7:30,10:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 € Arbitrage (R):1:45,4:00,6:15 and 8:15 p.m. € Sleepwalk With Me (NR):2:00,4:30,6:45 and 8:45 p.m. € Robot & Frank (PG-13):1:30,and 6:30 p.m. € Safety Not Guaranteed (R):2:15 and 6:30 p.m. € Hope Springs (PG-13):4:15,and 8:40 p.m. € The Bourne Legacy (PG-13):3:45,and 8:30 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 € The Campaign (R):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday:2:00 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 € Finding Nemo (G):1:30,4:05,6:50,9:25 p.m. € The Possession (PG-13):2:05,4:35,7:25,9:40 p.m. € Lawless (2012) (R):1:40,4:25,7:05,9:50 p.m. € The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG):1:40,4:10,6:55, 9:30 p.m. € 2016 Obamas America (PG):2:00,4:15,7:15,9:30p.m. Keys Movie TimesGet a sneak peek at fashion show contestantsASneak PeekŽ of the Men in Paradise Fashion Show contestants has been scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Southernmost Point Guesthouse, 1327 Duval St. Mona Santiago hosts this free admission preview, which gives contestants a chance to strut their stuff and collect tips for Samuels House, which offers shelter and support services to women, women with children and intact families in need. Come out and support your own number one Key West gentlemen with tips,Ž said Mindy McKenzie, one of the organizers of the Men in Paradise Fashion Show. Samuels House 3rd Annual Men in Paradise event is scheduled Nov. 17 and will take place at the Marriott Beachside Resort. Thats where leading men will be modeling their own favorite poolside or casual look along with formal attire. The contestant with the highest collections at the end of the event will be crowned 2012 King of Paradise.Ž Tickets to the Nov. 17 event cost $35. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call McKenzie at 296-0240, ext. 11. Southernmost Point Guesthouse hosts Sept.20 previewFASHION SHOWwise wonderful film. Even in the near future, one cannot imagine the crime victim being allowed to ride along and practically direct the police investigation. And the viewer may be a little puzzled by an ambiguous ending that could be taken several ways. But these are just minor imperfections in a small gem of a movie. Only in limited release, its too bad that Robot & FrankŽ didnt get a wide distribution, as its message should resonate with all ages. The 30& 40somethings of today could well be the Franks of tomorrow. And, considering that I need a watch that gives me both date AND day, well.... some of us are already there. So before you forget, write yourself a Post-It note and stick it on the fridge: Go see Robot & Frank. (Be sure to stay for the credits at the end there are some film clips showing real present-day robots doing amazing things.)Amessage film that resonatesFrom Wanous,4B Photo by LARRY BLACKBURNHoward Livingston garnered tips for Samuels House at the 2011 Men in Paradise Fashion Show. Up tempo at Southernmost Citys music scene As September slips closer to the end of hurricane season, the music scene catches a new wind that brings lots of live performers to the Southernmost City. Heres a partial list of musicians and venues to catch this weekend and next week: Saturday, Sept. 15 7 p.m. midnight, Schooner Wharf Bar,202 William St., Key West Bight. Kick up your boots to smokinrock nroll, funk, old school soul, and blues with Betty Fox & The Dirty Bastards. This Tampa-area band does justice to Etta James, Ma Rainey and more blues predecessors, plus soul gems from Bill Withers, Sam Cooke and more. For more information, call 292-3302, or visit Schoonerwharf.com. Sunday, Sept. 16 9 p.m. at the Smokin Tuna, 4 Charles St. (off the 200 block of Duval St., Key West). Joel Rush plays progressive pop/rock. He hails from Charleston, S.C. and performs at venues throughout the South. Hes played on stage at Key Wests Lobsterfest and other Keys venues. For more information, call (305) 517-6350. Monday, Sept. 17 5:30 9:30 p.m. at the Hogs Breath Saloon, 400 Front St., Key West. Terrence Riecker, a native New Yorker, plays the local club scene. This singer/songwriter performs throughout many of New Englands popular venues. Hell play the at the Hog through Sept. 23. For more information, call the Hogs Breath at 296-4222. 9 p.m. at the Smokin Tuna. Rusty Lemmon, a Memphis singer and acoustic guitar musician, is among the leaders in whats been dubbed the Rock and Soul Memphis Renaissance.Ž Promoters say that Lemmons sound has clear roots in Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd influenced by such modern legends like Radiohead and Pearl Jam. Rusty Lemon produces a timeless sound with a broad appeal that can be heard through a fusion of backgrounds.Ž For more information, call the SmokinTuna at (305) 517-6350. Tuesday, Sept. 18 10 p.m. 2 a.m. at the Hogs Breath Saloon. The Bon Temps, a rock n roll group led by drummer Paul Deakin, one of the original members of the Mavericks. Deakin says to expect some old-time rock n rollŽ on the outdoor stage, with guest artists sitting in during their run, which closes out Sept. 23. For more information, call the Hogs Breath at 296-4222. 9 p.m. at the Smokin Tuna. Tony Roberts, originally from Boston, and now living most of the year in Key West when hes not touring. Hes the former lead singer of the band, Mindflow. His acoustic folk/rock sound can be heard on a new CD, I Give You The Sky,Ž from Broken River Records.Performers bring soul,rock,pop to KW stagesMUSIC Paul Deakin and The Bon Temps play Sept.18-23 at the Hogs Breath Saloon. Tony Roberts,former lead singer at Mindflow,plays Sept. 18 at Smokin' Tuna.

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,September 15,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+:Ž A d# 177591 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. CPM1250 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Angela Teresa Nunery Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Angela Teresa Nunery, deceased, whose date of death was March 11th, 2011, and whose social security number is ***-**-1015, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 8, 2012. Personal Representative: Robert K. Miller 2975 Overseas Hwy Marathon, Florida 33050 CUNNINGHAM MILLER, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representative 2975 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-0938 Telephone: (305) 743-9428 Florida Bar No. 835471 Published September 8, 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 177653 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12-CP-88-P Division IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL CLINTON PRICE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Michael Clinton Price, Deceased, whose date of death was June 24, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents Estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents Estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 8, 2012. Reine Irene Price Personal Representative 1031 Gibraltar Road Key Largo, Florida 33037 M. Adam Bankier, Esquire A ttorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 0564737 101 SE 6th Avenue, Suite C Delray Beach, FL 33483 Telephone: (561) 278-3110 Fax: (561) 278-3143 E-Mail: abankier@bankierlaw.com Published September 8, 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 188727 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 11-0087-CPP IN RE: ESTATE OF AMBER RACHELLE KOGELIS Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Petition for Summary Administration of the estate of AMBER RACHELLE KOGELIS, deceased, File Number 11-0087-CPP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the petitioner and his attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 15, 2012. RAMON A. CUE, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 691453 2600 S. Douglas Road, PH-8 Coral Gables, FL 33134 T(305) 604-6335 MICHELLE M. GADACY Co-Personal Representative 226 Vera Road Bristol, CT 06010 VICTOR KOGELIS Co-Personal Representative 257 Sunset Drive Islamorada, FL33036 Published September 15, 22, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 168239 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-DR-625-K Division: Family WILMER ALEXANDER RIVERA, Petitioner, and CARMELINA SARDELA A ROCHE, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION TO DETERMINE PATERNITY AND FOR OTHER RELIEF TO: CARMELINA SARDELA A ROCHE 7 NL Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to determine paternity and for other related relief has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a co py of y our written defenses, pyy if any, to it, on WILMER RIVERA C/O SAMUEL J. KAUFMAN, ESQ, whose address is 3130 NORTHSIDE DRIVE, KEY WEST, FL 33040 on or before October 3, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL 33040, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. Y ou must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 08-24-12 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Marislady Lopez, Deputy Clerk Published September 1, 8, 15, 22, 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, 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 188229 Florida Tower Partners, LLC proposes to construct a 340foot guyed-wire telecommunications tower (overall height of 350 feet including appurtenances) at Spain Boulevard (located north of Overseas Highway and east of Blimp Road), Cudjoe Key, Monroe County, Florida. In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Florida Tower Partners hereby seeks public comment concerning the proposed development. Any comments should be made within 30-days from the date of this notice and should be directed to Ms. Melissa Mergogey, Atwell, LLC, 4805 Independence Parkway, Suite 100, Tampa, Florida 33634, (813) 888-9500, or mmergogey@ atwell-group.com Published September 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 188427 Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/26/2012 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 # 107, Key West, FL 33040 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Alexs Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are final WVWEU73C99E542187 2009 VOLK 3N1AB51A63L734106 2003 Nissan 1GKDS13S622497114 2002 GMC 1G2HZ52K6VH232412 1997 PONTIAC Published September 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 188507 MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS DAC I will meet on Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Harvey Government Center in Key West. DAC II will meet on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce in Big Pine Key. DAC III will meet on Wednesday October 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Marathon Govern-ment Center. DAC IV will meet on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle in Islamorada. DAC V will meet on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Key Largo. All DAC meetings are open to the public. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrators Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Published September 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 188513 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A NCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 09/28/2012, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1, KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FMYU22XXXUC60322 1999 FORD 4KBC4B1R3YJ803163 2000 CHEVROLET 825072 1983 MAGIC TILT CCVGF102F192 1992 CHRIS NOVIN0200046728 1994 HOMEMADE Published September 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 188492 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Bottom Time located at P.O. Box 501186 in the County of Monroe, in the City of Marathon Florida 33050 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Wade Littlefield, Inc. Published September 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 189329 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of ProperMonkey Photography located at 3333 Duck Ave. Apt # B202 in the County of Monroe in the city of Key West, Florida 33040 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Casey Fessler, owner Published September 15, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 147353 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012DR160M Caridad D. Pinon, Petitioner and Duvier Manso Lopez, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Duvier Manso Lopez 2930 SW 22nd Ter Miami, FL 33145 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Caridad D. Pinon, whose address is 565 65 St Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050 on or before September 24, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 before service on Petitoner or immediatel y thereafter. If y ou y y fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. Y ou must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: August 14, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Published August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 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. Miscl hshold, portable A/C, handicapped eqpt, electric & folding whlchair, Kayak, more!MARATHON Sat, 10-2 11450 3rd Ave Ocean. Mens lg-XL, womens 12-20 really good clothes; Schwinn 3 whl adult bike; picture frames; 2 pc, grey/grn china cab.; original watercolor paintings; Mary Frances handbags; refrig in door water-ice, white; some Waterford crystal; kitchen stuff; sheets, qn size! Some tools. MM92.5 Bayside Garage Sale, 8AM Noon, Sat 9/15 & Sun 9/16 149 Sterling Road (behind Chads Deli) CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN WOW LOOK !!! CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 REQUESTFOR PROPOSALS All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon located in Monroe County, Florida is accepting sealed proposals for Holiday Lighting and Decorations for the Parks and Recreation DepartmentŽ. Annual Budget $20,000. City may award alternates as funding allows. Contract term will be 1 year with potential of 4 renewals. The project site is located at numerous locations: Published Keynoter 9/15/12 & 9/19/12 LocationAddress City Hall 9805 Overseas Highway City Marina800 … 35th Street Community Park200 … 36th Street Jesse Hobbes Park100 41st Street FKEC poles Various locations along US Highway 1 Request for Proposals documents may be examined at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida. Request for Proposals documents may also be examined online at www .demandstar .com All Request for Proposals documents must be obtained from Demand Star. Responders shall submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of a written Request for Proposals attached to this form, signed in ink, in a sealed opaque package, clearly marked on the front of the package: REQUESTFOR PROPOSALS: Holiday Lighting and Decorations forthe Parks and Recreation Department. Additionally, Responders shall submit one (1) Compact Disc in TIF form (CD) with an image copy of the Request for Proposals submitted. All Request for Proposals forms must be signed by an authorized company representative. All Request forProposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes to the City Clerk on orbefore October1, 2012 at 2:00PM local time. Any Request forProposals received after2:00 PM on said date will not be accepted.Request for Proposals received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Request for Proposals submitted will be opened publicly and read aloud at this time in the City Hall Conference Room located at 9805 Overseas Highway on the same date. The City assumes no responsibility for Request for Proposals not properly marked.Prospective Request for Proposals Responders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City officials except as set forth herein.Bid Security not required.The City reserves the right to reject any or all Request for Proposals and to waive informalities, except timely submission of Request for Proposals, in any Request for Proposals received, to re-advertise for Request for Proposals or to take any other such actions that may be deemed in the best interests of the City. As a matter of information to Responders, the City does not bind itself to accept the minimum specifications stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any Request for Proposals, which in the judgment of the City Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City.Request forProposal documents obtained from any source otherthan Demand Star may not be accurate orcomplete, and each Responderand subcontractorassumes all risks by its reliance on such documents. Any Responderand subcontractorwho have not obtained Request forProposal documents from Demand Starwill not be notified orany addenda issued by the City, which could contain material changes thereto (such as additions orchanges to the technical specifications, extensions of time, etc.) KEYSNET.COM

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Saturday,September 15,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 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) 470-0052100186933-01AMER. 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 laak@terranova.net 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 MARATHON 2/2 Unfurnished house for rent. New kitchen & appliances. W/D. Small pet OK. $1400/mo F/L/S. 305-731-0046 2BR / 2 BA & 1 BR / 1 BA MM 88.5, Plantation Villas. No smoking, no pets. 2 BR is $1100/mo. 1 BR $950. F/L/S. Call Eric 305-393-3706. Agent. 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 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. 954-214-1751MARATHON 1 br, 1 ba condo on canal. W/D, water/electric included. No pets. $975/mo F/L/S. 305-393-1358 2 BR / 1 BA MARATHON Channel duplex, boat dock, $1100 / mo. + util. F/L/S Call (260) 224-29792BR / 2BA KEY LARGO VILLAGE 2 marinas, private beach, courtyard w/ hot tub & outside kit. Oct. Apr. mthly. $1700/mo. Call Dino at (954) 647-2576.BIG 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. 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. 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 BR, apartment. Close to everything! Unfurnished. Call for details. 305-797-9132. 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 561-212-3045100183419-01MARATHON EFFICIENCY 23rd St. Gulf. Unfurn, W/D. $700/mo incl water. F/L/S. Call Barbara at CBSRE, 289-6499
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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,September 15,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 THE GUIDANCE/ 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 KON TIKI RESORT is hiring a P/T Front Desk Agent. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at 81200 Overseas Hwy. MONROE COUNTY B.O.C.C., INSPECTOR, CODE COMPLIANCE, KEY WEST, (GMCE004) ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR 2 YEARS COLLEGE EQ. 2 TO 3 YEARS EXP. FL. DRIVERS LIC. VET PREF AVAIL ; E.O.E. Deadline -09/19/12; 292-4557; hr@monroecounty-fl.gov ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! COOKS WAITSTAFF PREP PERSONS. Apply at Brutus Seafood, 6950 O/S Hwy Marathon or call 743-9181 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.Keys Fisheries is looking for experienced line cooks. F/T and P/T positions available. Good pay and benefits. Apply in person at end of 35th St., Marathon, FL. DFWP, EEO.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 drc-hr@dolphins.org. EXPERIENCED PAINTERS Upper & Middle Keys, must have transportation & valid license. Salary depends upon qualifications. 305-664-8402 WORK ON THE OCEAN Cabana Breezes now hiring MAINTENANCE Exp. reqd. Call 743-4443 ask for April or Mike or apply in person, KCB MONROE COUNTY B.O.C.C.. AIRPORT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN, KEY WEST AIRPORT (ADAIR025) $31,394.92 $43,952.38 / 40 H.P.W., H.S. DIPLOMA OR G.E.D., 3 TO 5 YEARS EXP. FL DRIVERS LICENSE CLASS D. VET PREF AVAIL ; E.O.E. Deadline 09/17/12; 292-4557; hr@monroecounty-fl.gov Drivers: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Benefits, Miles, Great Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 CHAIR AVAILABLE FOR RENT in Marathon for licensed Barber/Hairdresser/Nail Tech. Please call 786-333-9593 FoodConsultant Joinour FloridaTeamasaconsultant. GreatCommissions,bonuses, extras.Emailforfurther information. FLFoodConsult@gmail.comor call772-419-8819 Wanted:MarineLife EndorsementandRestricted Specieswithboat Lookingto buyaMLDwithaboatthathas anRS.equipmentfor collecting,evenbetter.have cash.917-886-6445 sashaf_manhattan@yahoo.co m 1999 18 EAGLE FLATS BOAT w/ 130 hp Yamaha. Includes trailer and push pole. $9000 OBO. Call (305) 451-7880 21 MAKO 1982 In very good condition. Ready to fish! 225 Evinrude. Completely equipped. $8000. 561-573-5788, Marathon 40 Lobster/Crab Boat 01 580hp 3046 Cat, 1000 hrs, perfect cond, loaded w/electronics, will make you $ now! $105K. 305-872-3123 40 Luhrs89 w/T-454s, 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. Boat Storage 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 Aboards 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 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 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, 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 refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com Lobstercertificates Ihave 657A-2Crawfishcertificates forsaleortradeforredorgag GrouperIFQ727-919-5640 donnabirren@yahoo.com LOBSTER CERTIFICATES, 1300. Will sell part or all. Call 305-587-7396 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 1983 CHEVY CAMARO CONVERTIBLE White with black top. Brand new tires. $5,000. Call 305-517-9331 2004CorvetteConvertible Excellentcondition,automatic, V8,headsupdisplay,65,000 miles.Silverext,blacktop& blackleatherint.$22,900612309-4533 98 Buick LeSabre $2,750 97 Ford Explorer $1,200 Call 305-481-4838. 1952 Willys M-38 Military Jeep New engine. In great shape! $6000. (305) 395-8734. Sugarloaf. 26 TRAVEL TRAILER All appliances & A/C good. New tires. Big Coppitt. Leave message 305-205-7420 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! WOW LOOK !!! 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. 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 veteransneeds 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 rdecardenas@westcare.com or fax # 305/571-9324.Westcare is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and Drug Free Workplace.Guidance/Care Center,Inc. GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551