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778679022222 Classifieds . . .5B Living . . . .1B Business . . .5A Opinion . . .4A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. Member FDICEqual Housing Lender New Year, New Loan! Call Us! 305-296-8535 KeysBank.com AniMadruga (305) 308-3210NMLS#: 812674 BrianBarroso (305) 393-4669NMLS#: 812460 KurtLewin (305) 304-4187NMLS#: 812476 BrianKelly (305) 393-6446NMLS#: 812475 LoriBailey (305) 304-6991NMLS#: 812459 Kayak journeyJoin a four-day kayaking tour through the Middle and Lower Keys. Story, 1B Vulture attacksOut at Everglades National Park,the vultures are now feeding on automobiles. Story, 1B WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 2,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.1 25 CENTS Relay to fill U.S.1 SaturdayAdistance-running event that draws thousands of competitors and supporters to the Florida Keys legs its way down U.S. 1 this coming weekend with organizers pledging to reduce traffic problems that in years past have resulted in an idled U.S. 1.The third Ragnar Relay Florida Keys begins its 199mile trek Friday morning on Key Biscayne, with most runners reaching the Upper Keys early Saturday. More than 500 relay teams comprising a total of about 5,900 runners registered for the sold-out race. Each team is accompanied by support vehicles vexing and frustrating Keys motorists trying to go about their business. The past two years, for example, the Ragnar so clogged the road that it took motorists more than an hour to travel the short distance from the Spanish Harbor Bridge to the Big Pine Key traffic light. The bridge is around mile marker 35, the light around five miles away.Only one person per team runs at a time so were talking about 500 people, not 6,000 people, Ragnar race director Carrie Meng said. Thats a lot more manageable. Last years Ragnar drew complaints to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office about slowdowns and backups on U.S. 1, mostly south of the Seven Mile Bridge, created by the support vehicles.Our traffic division has been communicating with race organizers to avoid these issues, said Deputy Becky Herrin, information officer. They know we cant have these kinds of problems again.Support vehicles made frequent stops to change runners, and occasionally drove slowly to shout encouragement to their team members.Ragnar organizers responded by adding more off-duty law officers to help manage traffic, and will strictly limitOrganizers say this time around, theyre minimizing traffic impactON U.S.1By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org RELIGION Bnai Zion marks 125 yearsJust two weeks after celebrating Hanukah, Key Wests Congregation Bnai Zion on Jan. 6 will observe the synagogues 125th anniversary a landmark by any measure.Founded in 1887, Bnai Zion predates the large and influential Miami Jewish contingent and traces its roots back to 1832 when Key West incorporated as a city.Early leaders of the Southernmost Citys Jewish community Joe Wolfson, Mendell Rippa and Abraham Wolkowsky organized services, setting the stage for the 1907 opening of the congregations first synagogue at Simonton and Southard streets, now Sarabeths restaurant. On the afternoon of New Years Eve, Rabbi Shimon Dudai and congregation member Susie Savitch looked over five panels displayed at the United Street synagogue, built in 1968, tracing through photographs and historical articles of the history of Jews in Key West. Jewish history, Savitch said, always takes place in the context of the host country. The basic story is one of survival. This was an outpost community with no Jewish institutions. These were pioneers. She explained that the first Jewish settlers came to the Keys to take advantage of the climate and opportunity, quickly establishing a number of thriving push-cart vendor businesses, then moving into permanent storefronts, many along Duval Street.As the fortunes of the city changed, so did the fortunes of the Jewish community, she said. The synagogue held the Jews together.To highlight that, Savitch pointed to the Great Depression, which prompted many established Jewish families to leave Key West to pursue economic opportunity elsewhere, leaving just 12 families to hold the synagogue and, by extension, the community together. That was followed by quick growth in the 1940s as World War II brought a new generation of Jewish Key Westers. Dudai said the congrega-Congregation plans events for all yearBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Keynoter photos by SEAN KINNEYIn the run-up to the 125th anniversary of Congregation Bnai Zion,Rabbi Shimon Dudai and Susie Savitch discuss a series of five historical panels depicting the history of the Jewish community in Key West. These are among the photos showing the history of Judaism in Key West. Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYIt truly was a wiener wonderland on New Years Eve as hundreds of Key West dachshunds gathered in Old Town to participate in the eighth annual Key West Dachshund Parade,notably short just a few short blocks down Duval Street to accommodate the pupsstature.WIENER WALK New law OKs headlight flashingFlashing your headlights to alert oncoming drivers that police are lurking on the roadside ahead will no longer be illegal in Florida, though a lawyer who has represented ticketed motorists says a new law legalizing the practice still has loopholes. Aprovision legalizing such speed-trap warnings is part of a wide-ranging motor vehicle law taking effect Tuesday with the new year. Other changes range from allowing homeless people to get free state identification cards to creating a pair of new specialty license plates. It also would, for the first time, permit the state to issue specialty driver licenses and ID cards. Oviedo attorney J. Marcus Jones, who has helped headlight-blinking motorists get their tickets dismissed, said the new law doesnt go far enough. The action of the Legislature in our belief fell short, Jones said. By the time the law passed in March, the Florida Highway Patrol already had ordered state troopers to stop issuing tickets for high-beam flashing after being hit with a lawsuit Jones filed on behalf of Erich Campbell. The St. Petersburg College student from Land OLakes was cited for violating an existing law that says flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except for turn signals. The lawsuit contends the Highway Patrol had been misinterpreting that provision in Floridas traffic code because it was meant only to ban drivers from having strobes or official-looking emergency vehicle lights on their cars and trucks. To clear up any ambiguity, the new law amends that provision to specifically allow motorists to flash their headlights at an oncoming vehicle regardless of intent. APinellas County judge dismissed Campbells $115 ticket, but his lawsuit is in trouble. Another judge in Tallahassee ruled its a moot issue because of the new law. Jones, though, has asked Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll to reconsider because of the loopholes he believes it con-Previously, speed-trap warnings nixedBy BILL KACZORAssociated PressSTATE LEGISLATURESee Ragnar,2ASee Laws,2ASee Synagogue,2A
tion now comprises some 120 members. As she pointed out sepiatoned pictures to Dudai compiled from pictures she organized by asking synagogue members to open their trunks and their closets Savitch pointed out that some descendants of the synagogue founders still attend services there. You can sense the spirit of the congregation. You can sense the continuity. Its a very special place and it always has been. An event not displayed on the panels, but very much a part of the communal history, is a 2002 arson that destroyed a portion of the building. The culprit was never found despite the AntiDefamation League offering a $5,000 reward. In honor of the approaching 125th anniversary, Dudai is busy working on a gala set for Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 750 United St.This whole year, were celebrating the anniversary and were going to have a number of events, he said. The gala on the 6th is really an opening event of a series commemorating this anniversary.Tickets are $125 per couple of $65 for a single person. Thats followed on Jan. 7 by a general membership meeting beginning at 6 p.m.Dudai invited anyone interested in viewing the historical panels but not affiliated with Bnai Zion to go by for Saturday morning services weekly at 9:30 or call 2943437 to make an appointment.It has tremendous communal value for the interest of the community at large, he said of the exhibit.Panels open to publicFrom Synagogue,1A tains. Jones said police still can use other sections of Floridas traffic code to ticket motorists for flashing their headlights. Those provisions include prohibitions against using high beams within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or within 300 feet of a vehicle ahead. The new exception for flashing headlights doesnt apply to those parts of the traffic code, Jones said. If he can get Carroll to change his mind, Jones then could seek classaction status and try to get refunds for an estimated 2,400 motorists who paid fines for flashing their high beams between 2005 and 2010. That would be a tough battle, Jones said. Were trying to determine what to do next. The new law also will create additional specialty tags for Vietnam War veterans and those who have won the Combat Infantry Badge. Florida for years has had dozens of specialty plates to raise money for purposes including scientific research, education and charities. Now, Florida has a new revenue-raising opportunity through specialty driver licenses and ID cards honoring public and private universities, professional sports teams and all branches of the military. There will be an additional fee of $25, with half going to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the other half to designated public or private organizations. The new law also allows the department to use e-mail instead of the U.S. Postal Service to send out driver license renewal notices; creates plates for retired governors and federal and state lawmakers; and repeals a provision that says school buses can go no more than 55 mph even if the speed limit is higher. It also would prohibit swamp buggies from operating on state roads unless permitted to do so by local governments and allow golf carts to drive on sidewalks that are at least 5 feet wide alongside state highways. Two other laws also are going into effect. The Florida Safe Harbor Act is designed to protect and provide shelter for sexually exploited children. It includes provisions that require police to turn over to the Department of Children and Families any children who are alleged to be sexually exploited or dependent for assessment and possible shelter. The department can then place such a child in a safe house if one is available. The new law also has requirements for safe houses. Another provision increases civil penalties from $500 to $5,000 for some violations related to prostitution. It directs $4,500 of every fine going to the department to fund safe houses and short-term safe houses. The remaining $500 will go, as it now does, for treatment-based drug court programs. Another law requires mortgage holders to release mortgage information to record title property owners.Despite law, lawsuit lingersFrom Laws,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,January 2,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8172 THURS.8271 FRI.7969 SAT.7768 Forecast: Expect cloudy conditions with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks 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:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 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 email@example.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSOrange Bowl swim event in Key LargoCollegiate swimmers and future Olympians are set to compete in the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic Thursday at the Jacobs Aquatic Center, mile marker 99.6 oceanside in Key Largo.The classic hosts some of the nations finest competitors. The sprint-style meet features 20 fast-paced swimming events measured by a state-ofthe-art timing system.Slated to compete are George Mason University from Fairfax, Va.; the University of Michigan from Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Dartmouth College from Hanover, N.H. The competition is expected to start at 2 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Admission is free. 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 At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining Rack of Lamb Tender...delicious... A hint of rosemary LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002 Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm runner exchanges to designated sites with easy access.We are working closely with the Sheriffs Office and have made a lot of changes that will make it safer for our runners and more convenient for local residents and everybody else on the road, Meng said.Drivers could be ticketed and teams disqualified if their vehicles create problems, Meng said. Support-vehicle drivers are required to watch a Keysspecific training video and sign a form acknowledging rule changes.We dont want to risk the future of the race, Meng said.The Keys run is the only event in the Ragnar series that sold out in its first year, and sold out both last year and for Jan. 4-5.Acontingent of 17 offduty deputies will be assigned to locations including bridges, which are spots of special concern for runners. Most of the runners come from out of state for the beautiful weather, beaches and bridge views, Meng said.Several Keys running clubs also enter relay teams, where runners each run lengths of two to 12 miles.Runners should reach the Upper Keys early Saturday. The race ends Saturday night at the Southernmost Resort in Key West. Money raised during the Ragnar Relay Florida Keys benefits eight charities, with the Special Olympics as the prime beneficiary. Runners will be allowed to shower or nap at Coral Shores High School and Sugarloaf School, where school running teams receive a $3per-head donation. Outdoor sleeping also will be allowed at the Marathon City Hall grounds.Director says changes helpFrom Ragnar,1A Man calls cops, is busted forpotA77-year-old Marathon man remained in the Monroe County Detention Center on Monday following his Saturday arrest for allegedly possessing around four ounces of marijuana. Ironically, Michael Csernik, the one arrested, had called the Sheriffs Office to complain about his neighbors, agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. She said that earlier in the day, Deputy Anthony ODea was called to Cserniks home in the Key RVPark after neighbors reported they believed he was selling drugs because there were lots of vehicles coming and going, Herrin said. ODea couldnt find Csernik so he left but about an hour later, Csernik himself called the Sheriffs Office and ODea returned. Csernik reportedly told him he was upset because his neighbors were taking pictures of cars coming and going from his home, Herrin said. When ODea asked Csernik why he had so many people stopping by, Csernik said he has a lot of friends, she said. ODea then asked Csernik for permission to search his trailer and Csernik reportedly said OK, signing a Consent to Search form. His 51-yeaold son also agreed to the search, Herrin said. Inside, she said, ODea found three plastic bags filled with marijuana in the living room and seven more in the bedroom, along with a scale. Csernik had $1,363 in cash, and it was seized as being suspected drug money. Csernik is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a felony amount of marijuana (more than 20 grams) and possession of drug paraphernalia. His son was not charged.His neighbors had complained about trafficMARATHONKeynoter Staff CSERNIKBoat grounds at West WasherwomanAlarge sportfishing boat ran hard aground Sunday at West Washerwoman Shoal off Sugarloaf Key, causing an undetermined amount of coral damage.State and federal authorities were at the grounding site Monday to inspect the shallow reef area. No assessment was available at press time.The privately owned Compromise a 65-foot Paul Mann Custom boat based in Charleston, S.C., grounded about 2:45 p.m. Sunday as it traveled toward Key West, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report. The boat may have struck the reef in more than one spot, reports indicate. State officers cited the operator for careless operation and filed a civil notice of violation for damaging coral within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The boat is owned by Larry Branham of Johns Island, S.C. ATowboat/U.S. crew removed the vessel from the reef and towed it to Robbies Marina on Stock Island.Kayakers helpedTwo juveniles who rented a kayak from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park were rescued after getting lost in a mangrove maze Saturday. Asearch was launched when the two did not return to dock as scheduled. AU.S. Coast Guard helicopter spotted the kayak and guided an FWC boat to the scene. The two kayakers names and ages were not available were unharmed. In a separate kayaking incident off Key West, a Coast Guard boat rescued a woman on a paddling tour to Mule Key. The woman, 53, apparently suffered seizures. Crew aboard the sailboat Danger alerted the Coast Guard. She was taken to the Key West Coast Guard station, where an ambulance was waiting. Her name and condition were not available.Coral damage being assessed, fine likelyLOWER KEYSKeynoter StaffThe 65-foot Compromisesits aground at West Washerwoman Shoal. 3 autos damaged in head-onAvisitor from Switzerland fell asleep at the wheel of his Jeep Sunday afternoon, colliding head-on with a car driven by a tourist from Ohio, says the Florida Highway Patrol.Remarkably, no one was injured. Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt, troopers said. They said Stephan Marty, 32, was traveling in a 2013 Jeep southbound around 12:40 p.m. at mile marker 31 on Big Pine Key and that David Thullen, 63, of Springfield, Ohio, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet north. Kenneth Morton, 29, of Key West was driving a 2009 BMWbehind Thullen. Troopers said Thullen had his blinker on signaling he was going to turn left but Marty had fallen asleep and drove into the northbound lane. Thullen steered to the right to avoid the Jeep but the two autos collided head-on. Morton then struck Thullens car and all of the autos came to a stop attached to each other. Marty was given a ticket for failing to stay in a single lane.LOWER KEYSKeynoter Staff
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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,January 2,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALIn 2013,drink in moderationLETTERS TO THE EDITORCrane Point misleadsThe board and staff of the Crane Point Nature Center in Marathon have once again made their proposed zipline tourist attraction installation seem like a done deal. Its a tactic theyve been using since February 2011, when they first sprang their intentions on their members and the community. The article in the Dec. 22 Keynoter makes it sound as though the zip line simply faces some pesky steps ahead and that the go-ahead is a given. Thats what Crane Point would like everyone to believe. But its not true unless.... Unless the citys planning director green-lights the project (he has not yet seen the environmental assessment, so it is wrong for Crane Point to assume there are no issues of concern). Unless the members of the Planning Commission rubber-stamp the proposal without thoroughly scrutinizing all the reports supposedly required for the approval of the plan. Unless the state Department of Economic Opportunity sees no issues after they read required reviews by various government agencies as well as public comments.Unless the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determines the project fulfills its guidelines.Keep Crane Point Natural, a citizen group formed 18 months ago, is committed to helping Crane Point find a non-intrusive plan to regain solvency. The group has assurances from state officials that the evaluation process will not be a mere formality.The city manager acknowledged the hard part of it is ahead for Crane Point.If theyve done the easy part, why are they are already a full year behind schedule? Why have the two strongest proponents of the project, the executive director and the operations manager, both resigned? The taxpayers of Marathon will foot the bill if this project fails. What reason do we have to believe it wont? Because Crane Point says so? Beverly Welber MarathonStand Up stood upAfew years ago while heading to the Keys for vacation, my husband and I found a little dog at a gas station outside of Homestead. We stopped in Key Largos animal shelter but were told they wouldnt take dogs out of their area. Then someone suggested we take the little guy to Stand Up for Animals in Marathon.When we arrived, we were greeted by Linda Gottwald. She took the dog without hesitation and comforted him until he stopped shaking. We knew he was in good hands.We were impressed with the place no kill and dogs were outside playing. The cats had a nice outdoor enclosure, too. There was a gentle wolf-hybrid mix and his pretty white husky friend.Linda said she hoped to start a second sanctuary in Michigan someday for these and other animals that would not likely be adopted in the Keys. As Michigan natives, we were thrilled and donated money for this shelter. Afew years later, true to her word, these two animals were brought to Michigan and adopted to a great home. Now Monroe County is trying to claim that our donation, among others, belongs to it. It doesnt. It was given to Stand Up for Animals and used exactly as we intended to help animals in need no matter where they are or who they came from. The county should leave Linda and her wonderful organization alone so they can continue to do their good work. Jan Pezzi Suttons Bay, Mich. Editors note: Monroe County and Gottwald, who ran the Marathon Animal Shelter under a county contract for eight years up until 2010, are in litigation over money the county says she used for personal rather than shelter expenses. The next court date in the matter is set for 10 a.m. Feb. 7 before Circuit Court Judge David Audlin.Thanks from the libraryThank you to the volunteers who gave their time helping with all the never-ending chores Alexis, Carole, Betsy, Edie, Hannah, J.J., Jack, Jackie, Olivia, and Pat. If I have missed someone, please forgive me, but come in and tell me.Thank you to the Friends of the Marathon Library for their support, both tangible and intangible. Because of their efforts and generosity, we have been able to supply our patrons with books, periodicals, audiotapes, Playaways and DVDs that would not have been possible otherwise. Thank you to Jane Marter for her donations for special projects. This means so much to us.Thank you to the entire community that supported the library throughout the year by monetary means and donations of books that have enlarged our circulation and added needed revenue. The moral support and warm wishes have made us most grateful. I hope that 2013 will be kind to everyone and that we can work together in the coming year to provide better service. My best to everyone. Gloria Goodman, manager Marathon libraryEditors note: The letter writer whos worked at the library for 30 years is the speaker at the Friends of the Marathon Librarys Books and Coffee speaker series Thursday at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon. Coffee, tea and cookies start at 1:30 p.m., Goodmans talk begins at 2. The program is free.State study shows Keys have among the highest rate of binge drinking in FloridaBy the time you read this, youll (hopefully) have survived New Years Eve without a bad hangover or an arrest for driving under the influence or both. Penalties for DUI convictions are severe and public attitudes about drunk drivers causing harm to themselves or others have changed, even here in the Keys where drinking is too often celebrated and for the wrong reasons. AFlorida Department of Health survey, conducted in 2010, showed that the rate of binge drinking is much higher in the Keys than elsewhere in the state. About one fourth of Keys residents who took part in the survey said they had at least one binge-drinking episode within the past year. That 25.1 overall percentage of binge, or heavy, drinking is 10 points higher than the Florida average of 15 percent, according to the Health Department. Heavy drinking is defined in the study as taking a drink of alcohol on a daily basis. Asimilar study, conducted in 2007, put the response rate for heavy drinkers at 22 percent so things have gotten worse, not better, in the past five years. Over the Christmas holidays, we reported on a backlog of 400 DUI cases in the Keys court system. Incoming State Attorney Catherine Vogel is working with a coalition that includes the Monroe County Health Department, the Guidance Care Center and local law enforcement to hire a prosecutor who specializes in DUI cases. The Guidance Care Center received a $191,000 grant administered by the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, through the state Department of Children and Families. Part of that money is being used to pay the prosecutors salary this year, with the State Attorneys Office picking up the cost of benefits. The mission outlined for the newly hired prosecutor will be to focus on repeat offenders, DUI cases involving property damage and higher breath alcohol readings. Frank Sauer, a retired Key West police officer and executive director of the coalition, said the rest of the grant is going towards changing the cultural attitude of accepting underage drinking. In the 18 to 20 age group, its been increasing. The Guidance Care Center grant will also help pay for stepped-up DUI patrols by Key West police as well as by the Monroe County Sheriffs office. So if youre still looking to complete your New Years resolutions, we suggest adding moderation in drinking along with other things on your list for 2013.In South Florida, small businesses thrivingFor two years in a row, the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped put more than $30 billion into the hands of small-business owners across the country.In fiscal year 2012, SBAloan programs posted the second-largest dollar volume ever, surpassed only by the dollar volume in FY2011, which was heavily boosted by loan incentives under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The pace of SBAloan-making is a healthy sign for the national economy and the credit markets, and is one of the foundations for ensuring the availability of financing to small businesses trying to establish themselves, grow and create new jobs for Americans. In the South Florida district alone, more than 1,630 loans were approved last fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012) for more than $783.5 million Over the past year, the SBAbegan streamlining and simplifying many of the loan programs to provide more access and opportunity for both lenders and small businesses. As part of this effort, the SBAencouraged lenders to use more of their own paperwork and the agencys updated processing systems so that more than 80 percent of its loan applications can now be processed online. These efforts, among other loan enhancements, have resulted in nearly 1,300 lenders returning to SBAlending, and have opened up more points of capital access for small businesses wherever they do business. We have the results to prove it. In the South Florida district alone, seven new lenders came aboard to join the more than 110 other lenders on the South Florida roster.By simply improving the loan-making process and reducing paperwork, we saw a record year for the Certified Development Company (504) loan program, which helped 9,471 entrepreneurs supporting $15.09 billion in small-business lending. In South Florida alone, the district had 457 loans totaling more than $291.1 million. Thats an increase from the previous year, which saw 360 loans for a total of $187.9 million.Arevamped CAPLines program, which provides working lines of credit to small businesses such as manufacturers and government contractors, jumped 400 percent from 108 loans and $118 million in FY2011 to 532 loans and $410 million in FY2012.Lenders are making more low-dollar loans using the Community Advantage loan programs Community Advantage and Small Loan Advantage. These programs encourage lenders to make low-dollar loans, which are an important tool for small businesses. The number of Community Advantage loans increased more than 11-fold from FY 2011 to FY2012. The Small Loan Advantage ended the fiscal year with 820 loans for $150.6 million. Nearly 80 percent of the years SLAloans came after the SBAsimplified the processes on June 1.The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) debenture program provided a record $2.95 billion to small businesses in FY2012, a 14 percent increase over the previous year and the highest single-year volume in the 54year history of the program. This good news is due in part to a number of improvements that contributed to an increased number of new SBIC licenses and reduced license processing times. As we look forward to 2013, the SBAstands ready to help you start, grow or expand your business. For more information about the SBAvisit www.sba.gov .To stay informed on what the SBA has to offer you and your small business or organization, please follow us on Twitter (@SBASoutheast) and like us on Facebook (SBASoutheast), and please subscribe to our monthly regional newsletter by visiting www.sba.govand click on e-mail updates.President Obama named Cassius Butts the Region 4 administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration in April 2011. The region takes in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.GUEST COLUMN BUTTS A Florida Department of Health survey, conducted in 2010, showed that the rate of binge drinking is much higher in the Keys than elsewhere in the state. Snappertake may be cutThe recreational catch of red snapper from federal Gulf of Mexico waters could be trimmed by upcoming action of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.Adaily bag limit of two red snapper could be cut to one fish under a management plan expected to reach the full council at its February meeting. On Monday, a special two-day meeting of the Gulf Councils Reef Fish Committee opens at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore resort, where members will hear a report on the 2012 red snapper harvest and discuss alternatives for commercial and recreational harvest limits. Biologists advising the council will report that recreational anglers exceeded their expected catch of red snapper of 1.6 million pounds in 2012. Overall harvest numbers could be increased for red snapper in 2013 but at a lower level than scheduled, says a council summary. Areduction in the daily bag limit probably will be included in the list of alternatives under consideration after council members asked advisors to review it.For more information, go to www .GulfCouncil.org .Coral commentsAfederal proposal to add seven Florida Keys corals to the list of endangered or threatened species will be outlined at two local hearings this month.Monroe County hearings on the coral endangeredspecies designation take place:7 to 9 p.m. Jan 15 at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park visitor center, mile marker 102.6 oceanside in Key Largo.7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 E. Quay Road at the Truman Waterfront in Key West. Virtually all Florida Keys corals are protected, but only staghorn coral and elkhorn coral are listed officially as threatened species. Under the plan being reviewed by the National Marine Fisheries Service, those two corals could be moved to endangeredspecies status. Added to the list as endangered would be pillar coral, boulder star coral, mountain star coral and star coral. Lamarcks sheet coral and elliptical star coral are being considered for listing as threatened.FISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Former ad man Ryan, 73, diesWilliam J. Bill Ryan, a former Keynoter advertising salesman, died Dec. 28 in hospice care in Miami. Born in Pelham, N.Y., March 15, 1939, Ryan spent much of his early business career in the restaurant business, developing a chain of four steakhouses in Westchester County, N.Y., after working as a partner in another restaurant group based in Hawaii. Adedicated sports fan, Ryan played football at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., graduating there in 1961. He moved to Hawaii in 1961, where he became a partner in a Honolulu restaurant group, before returning to New York, where he developed a chain of four steakhouses called The Bum Steer, introducing the regions first open salad bar at his first location in Mahopac, N.Y. He sold the company in 1976 and entered the real estate business in Woodstock, Vt. He moved to the Florida Keys in 1997, working at Sombrero Country Club after previous stints at the Wailai Country Club in Honolulu, Woodstock Country Club in Woodstock, N.Y., and the Pelham Country Club in Pelham, N.Y.Ryan joined the Florida Keys Keynoter advertising sales staff in June 1997. He handled numerous retail accounts in Key West, Marathon and Islamorada over his career with the newspaper.He was a regular at the Lazy Days restaurant in Marathon until his health deteriorated earlier this year. Hes survived by his son Christopher, granddaughter Kaitlyn and ex-wife Blair, all of Portland, Ore.; sister-inlaw Peggy Ryan of Mahopac, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family members said a gathering of Ryans Keys friends will be held at a later date after his childhood friend, Duncan Mathewson, returns to the Keys from his Vermont home. Ryan and Mathewson went to the same grade school, St. Catherines in Pelham, N.Y., and remained friends throughout the intervening years. In lieu of services, Ryan asked to be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in Atlantic waters off Marathon.Background had included restaurantsMARATHONKeynoter Staff RYAN
Wednesday,January 2,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com BusinessWhats corporate America reading?Aleading direct supplier of book-based resources, (800) CEO-READ, compiles a monthly list of bestselling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for December 2012. 1. $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India by Michael J. Silverstein, Abheek Singhi, Carol Liao, David Michael and Simon Targett; Harvard Business Review Press, 336 pages ($30).Best-selling author Silverstein and his The Boston Consulting Group colleagues in China and India provide a comprehensive profile of the emerging middle class, primed to transform the global marketplace.2. Own Your Success: The Power to Choose Greatness and Make Every Day Victorious by Ben Newman; John Wiley & Sons, 130 pages ($22.95). Based on Newmans popular program, the book teaches that the most successful people find great success when they focus on having a passion for the process. The key: Make today victorious regardless of the obstacles that come your way. 3. The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards; Portfolio, 240 pages ($29.95). As a financial planner, Richards grew frustrated watching people he cared about make the same mistakes over and over. They were letting emotion get in the way of smart financial decisions. He named this phenomenon the Behavior Gap. 4. Influence Game: 50 Insider Tactics from the Washington, D.C., Lobbying World that Will Get You to Yes by Stephanie Vance; John Wiley & Sons, 196 pages ($24.95). Imagine a world where you are offered every job you seek; every business venture you undertake is successful; and every potential customer you approach buys your product. Former Washington, D.C., lobbyist Vance dispenses everything shes learned about effective persuasion.5. How to Read a Client from Across the Room: Win More Business with the Proven Character Code System to Decode Verbal and Nonverbal Communication by Brandy Mychals; McGrawHill, 256 pages ($20).The methodology to help business professionals build stronger networks and close more deals. 6. How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything ... in Business (and in Life) by Dov Seidman; John Wiley & Sons, 352 pages ($27.95). Updated and expanded, the book includes a new foreword from former President Bill Clinton and a new preface from Seidman on why and how we behave, lead, govern, operate, consume, engender trust in our relationships. 7. Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni; Jossey-Bass, 240 pages ($27.95).New York Times bestselling author Lencioni argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. 8. From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer; JosseyBass, 224 pages ($27.95).Kraemer argues that todays business environment demands values-based leaders who, in do the right thing.9. Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself by Sheila Bair; Free Press, 434 pages ($26.99). Bair is widely acknowledged in government circles and the media as one of the first people to identify and accurately assess the subprime crisis. 10. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz; Crown Business, 309 pages ($26). YaYa CEO Ferrazzi works with Inc. writer Raz to explain the guiding principles he has mastered over his lifetime. The remaining books in the list of the Top 25 for December are: 11. Clients First: The Two Word Miracle by Joseph Callaway and Joann Callaway; John Wiley & Sons, 240 pages ($21.95). 12. Service Failure: The Real Reasons Employees Struggle with Customer Service and What You Can Do about It by Jeff Toister; AMACOM, 208 pages ($17.95). 13. It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell and Tony Koltz; Harper, 304 pages ($27.99).14. Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work by Laura A. Liswood; John Wiley & Sons, 192 pages ($21.95).15. Laws of Subtraction: Six Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything by Matthew E. May; McGrawHill, 240 pages ($24). 16. Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, eBooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business by Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman; John Wiley & Sons, 282 pages ($24.95). 17. What Got You Here Wont Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter; Hyperion Books, 236 pages ($24.99)/ 18. Mastery by Robert Greene; Viking, 352 pages ($28.95). 19. Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon; John Wiley & Sons, 192 pages ($21.95). 20. Likeable Business: Why Todays Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver by Dave Kerpen; McGraw-Hill, 256 pages ($22).Heres what finance leaders are absorbingMcClatchy-TribuneTHE BOOKSHELFFirms recall baby reclinersFour national retailers have agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.The recall covers Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill model infant recliners. All were sold between 2009 and 2012. The Nap Nanny was designed to mimic the curves of a baby car seat, elevating an infant slightly to help reduce reflux, gas, stuffiness or other problems.The CPSC warned parents and caregivers that the Nap Nanny contains defects in its design, warnings and instructions. The agency said the product poses a substantial risk of injury and death to infants.The four retailers Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us agreed to voluntarily participate in the recall of the Nap Nanny because its manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate, the government agency said in a statement. The manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa., told The Associated Press earlier this month that it had gone out of business. At the time, the companys website carried a statement from owner and founder Leslie Gudel that the company didnt believe the CPSC complaint had merit. The first two versions of the foam recliner were recalled in July 2010 after the agency became aware of one death and 22 reports of infants hanging out or falling over the side of the Nap Nanny even though most of the infants had been placed in the recliners harness. Since then, the agency learned of four more deaths. Four were linked to the first versions of the recliner, and one to the newer model. Five thousand Nap Nanny Generation One and 50,000 Generation Two models were sold between 2009 and early 2012. About 100,000 Chill models have been sold since January 2011. The CPSC advised consumers seeking more information about the recall to review the return policies of the retailers participating.At least 5 children died in mishapsAssociated PressRETAILPhoto courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis image provided by the Consumer Products Safety Commission shows a Nap Nanny baby recliner.Four national retailers agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners.
For a decade, David Rivera who lost election in November for the Florida Keys congressional seat into which he was redistricted was a political force to be reckoned with, the consummate operative who had a cat-like ability to survive any scrape even as investigations swirled around him. This November, the congressmans ninth life expired. Voted out of office as the FBI and IRS pressed on with probes into his personal and campaign finances, Rivera officially becomes a private citizen Thursday. Rivera could be charged soon, sources familiar with the investigation say. Despite the ongoing investigations, Rivera has steadfastly denied hes under any scrutiny and is already planning a comeback.Rivera lived and breathed politics since and before his one term in Congress and four in the state Legislature. He was involved in every type of race: obscure party posts, local commission elections, contests for Florida House speaker, presidential races in the state and the winning campaigns of his close friend, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.But Riveras penchant for playing the political game proved to be his downfall, as well. Rivera often embroiled himself in needless schemes and some ultimately backfired, say friends, foes and former peers. At the end of the day, Davids cleverness was a liability. But until now, it was an asset, said J.C. Planas, a fellow Miami Republican who served and clashed at times with Rivera from 2002 to 2010 in the Florida House.NixonianThose who were even closer to Rivera, including Rubio backers, have anonymously described his schemes as bordering on pathological and Nixonian.When asked about the comparison to former President Nixon, Rivera said by email Dont even know what that means. He then added a hee hee laughter message that went on to reference a famous Nixon 1962 press conference after he lost a California governors race. But I do know this, you wont have David Rivera to kick around anymore, Rivera said.Its a vintage Rivera response: funny, edgey and laden with political depth. It also shines a light on Riveras mercurial nature, which has long concerned some Rubio backers. Theyre relieved that Riveras political career could be over because it lowers the chances that Rubio a vicepresidential shortlister in 2012 who wont rule out a future White House bid would get caught in the crossfire of a future controversy.The two still own a Tallahassee home, which a bank started to foreclose in 2010 just as Rubio was running for Senate.Asked what his biggest regret was, Rivera said: None. But I do wish the DCD school funding formula had not been eliminated a reference to a nearly decadeold education policy that cost Miami-Dade schools. While in office, Rivera filed false financial reports by listing a phony company that paid him phantom income, records show. He took a gambling-company payout in secret when he didnt need to. And former campaign vendors say he was involved in a bizarre election scheme involving stacks of untraceable cash to help attack Democrat Joe Garcia, who ultimately beat him Nov. 6.FBI probeThe FBI is investigating the latter two cases. The state ethics commission rapped him for 11 instances of nondisclosure in October. And he avoided a 52-count state criminal indictment for his use of campaign and public money when he was a state legislator. But his general response was the same: Denial of wrongdoing. Even as polls showed he was in danger of losing, Riveras opponents and supporters thought he could still pull out a win or was at least dangerous.I feel like Im chasing a ghost, Jeff Garcia, campaign manager for Joe Garcia, repeatedly said, summing up the difficulties of dealing with the hard-to-hit Rivera.Never count out David Rivera, said Rick Wilson, a Tallahassee Republican consultant. Rivera planned to run for Miami-Dade Republican chairman last month, but fellow Republicans balked.The chairmanship was won, instead, by Nelson Diaz, a friend of Riveras who declined to comment about the discussions they had concerning the party post. Diaz said Rivera is not just liked, hes loved by many for his generosity, accessibility and hard-work ethic.As a member of Congress, David comes to all the party meetings, Diaz said. Hell return anyones call; it doesnt matter who you are.That was true of constituents as well. Rivera was well-known for solid citizen services as both a legislator and congressman. Diaz said Rivera was particularly proud of helping fund a new medical school for Florida International University, his alma mater, when he served as Florida House budget chairman from 2009 to 2010. Rivera held the post under former House speakers Ray Sansom and Larry Cretul, both of whom Rivera helped install. Prior to that, Rivera served as Rules Committee chairman when Rubio served as Florida House speaker from 2007 to 2008 and helped keep fellow Republicans in line when Rubio clashed with thenGov. Charlie Crist. Rivera was a solid critic of the Castro regime and, as a state lawmaker, passed legislation to keep state money directly or indirectly from flowing to Cuba.SuccessesOther accomplishments Rivera listed: Port of Miami Tunnel, Anti-cyber stalking legislation, Insurance Bill of Rights, 826/836 Interchange, sales-tax holidays, protecting Florida taxpayer dollars from being used by universities to flow to terrorist countries like Cuba, working on passage of Colombia Free Trade Agreement, pushing the immigration debate forward with STARS and ARMS bills, fighting to protect American taxpayer dollars through federal procurement from benefiting companies that do business with terrorist countries like Cuba. During Riveras ascent in the Legislature, he avoided serious competition scrutiny.That changed when Rivera ran for Congress in 2010 against two Republican opponents willing to dredge up a 1994 domestic-violence restraining order filed by a woman named Jenia Dorticos against David M. Rivera. Rivera, whose middle name is Mauricio, had survived an attack ad about the petition during his first state legislative campaign, in 2002.In 2010, Rivera denied he was the man named in the petition. By then, the court file had been destroyed. He also denied knowing Dorticos, whose mother once worked on one of Riveras campaigns. And Dorticos, who now lives in New York, told the Herald she didnt know the lawmaker. But Riveras 2002 campaign used Dorticos in a response flier in which she said David Rivera has never harmed me! NEVER!Riveras 2002 campaign adviser, Al Lorenzo, said he recalled discussions about using Dorticos in a radio ad to rebut the domestic violence charge. Lorenzo later recanted everything he said to the paper about Dorticos.Doesnt recallBut if Rivera didnt know Dorticos, then how could he have recruited her for ads in 2002? Rivera never answered the question, saying only that he did not recall the flier with his campaign address and Dorticosphoto. The controversy brought attention to another puzzling incident from Riveras 2002 campaign: Acar wreck involving a mail truck carrying his opponents attack mailers about Dorticos. Acampaign spokesman said Rivera pulled the truck over to retrieve his own mailers, which were on the same truck with his opponents attack ads, and the truck hit his car as they pulled out on the Palmetto Expressway. But the truck driver told police at the time that Rivera had hit the truck, and officials with the printing company told The Herald that Rivera took nothing off the truck. No one was charged.Rivera won the Republican primary in 2010 but the scrutiny had begun.USAID work?During most of his years in the Legislature, Rivera submitted financial reports saying he worked international development consulting with the U.S. Agency for International Development, through a Puerto Rican company called Interamerican Government Relations. But USAID, which administers aid to foreign countries, has no record of ever hiring Rivera or his company.Rivera initially told The Herald he received USAID contracts through competitive bidding. But when told that USAID had no record of his business, he then told the newspaper he worked for USAID through a subcontractor whom he has declined to name. Riveras campaign also gave the newspaper travel records of trips he made to Mexico and Chile as examples of Mr. Riveras development work. However, some portions of the records were blacked out because, as his campaign spokeswoman said, the information may be considered classified. But The Herald discovered that Riveras trips to Mexico and Chile were not part of any USAID work. The trips were sponsored by the U.S. State Department as part of an informational program that sends American politicians and academics overseas to give speeches and attend conferences; a state department spokesman said Rivera traveled only as a private citizen and not as a USAID contractor.Within days, Rivera amended his financial disclosure forms in Tallahassee omitting any reference to USAID.Riveras financial disclosures also raised questions about his relationship with another company called Millennium Marketing a company founded by Riveras 72-year-old mother and godmother. He said he was paid for consulting work for a security firm through Millennium; and in response to questions from The Herald, Rivera described Millennium as a former client that he helped with marketing and client development. Rivera also paid $30,000 to Millennium to work on his 2006 re-election campaign including one $15,000 payment made two days after the company was created, records show.The articles on Riveras finances caught the attention of the Miami-Dade State Attorneys Office, who joined the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the fall of 2010 to open an investigation of Riveras finances. Weeks later, Rivera defeated Joe Garcia and won his seat in Congress. 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D The rise and fall of David RiveraCongressmans cleverness does him inBy MARC CAPUTO SCOTT HIAASENmcaputo@MiamiHerald.comPOLITICSWoman takes aims at Keys-Cuba routeAnother swimmer has stepped up to tackle the perpetually vexing Cuba-toFlorida swim. Australian distance swimmer Chloe McCardel said this weekend she plans to try to swim from Havana to Key West in June without a shark cage. If she makes it, McCardel would be the first to swim the approximately 105 miles without a cage enclosing her.We can show it can be done, McCardel said Sunday. Its not just a dream.The 27-year-old follows in the path of several who have tried before, including Diana Nyad, an American swimmer who has tried the daunting trek also without a shark cage several times but has yet to make it all the way. McCardel already has quite a distance-swimming resume. She has crossed the English Channel several times, including two double crossings. She won the 2010 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.But if she pulls off this challenge, she would be the first to do it without significant help.For decades, the journey filled with waves, sharks and jellyfish has attracted ambitious distance swimmers. The trek has such a fearsome reputation, McCardel said, that her mother nearly fainted when she heard the news about her daughters new goal.This one particular swim is probably the most highprofile swim in the world at the moment, McCardel said. Nyad tried the trek for the first time in 1978, with a shark cage. She tried twice without a shark cage in 2011 and again in 2012. Australian Susie Maroney successfully swam the Florida Straits in 1997, but she used a shark cage.In June, another Australian, Penny Palfrey, made it 79 miles toward Florida without a cage before strong currents forced her to abandon the try. Now comes McCardel, who calls the swim her New Years resolution. McCardels team said she would make the trip wearing a basic bathing suit and without outside help, such as snorkels or flippers. She also wont be touching a boat or another person during her swim.McCardel has been talking to jellyfish experts in Australia, she said, to devise tactics to avoid the creatures. Her team also plans to have a shark conservationist on hand during the swim. To prepare, there is a lot of training involved; efficiency, not speed, is key in distance swimming, McCardel said. She also hopes to use the attention her swim generates to raise money for cancer research. Its not about a race between me and someone else, she said. Its about pushing the boundaries of marathon swimming.McCardel plans June attempt without cageBy DIANA MOSKOVITZdmoskovitz@MiamiHerald.comENDURANCE SWIMMING
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 2,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Rockette legs Want legs like a Radio City Music Hall Rockette? We have some tips to get you there.Story, 3B Roving around The Mars rover Curiosity,which has barely traveled since landing,preps for a road trip. Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Vultures find new fare:AutomobilesOver the past few years, staff members at Everglades National Park have experimented with ways to scare off flocks of vandals that lurk in parking lots every winter, sporadically defacing cars, trucks and boat trailers. Theyve tried yelling at them, squirting them with water, even dangling dead ones upside down in trees. But nothing has curbed the curious appetite that migrating vultures have developed for windshield wipers, sunroof seals and other rubber and vinyl vehicle parts. So this winter, the park is shifting to purely defensive tactics against the big birds, expanding a program that provides visitors at the most trouble-prone sites loaner anti-vulture kits consisting of blue plastic tarps and bungee cords. Its recognition on our part that theyre part of the park and were the intruders in their world, park wildlife biologist Skip Snow said. The vultures are doing what comes naturally.Naturally, as in flying south for the winter and congregating in the Everglades. The car-munching, on the other hand, is a departure from the normal diet of the dead and decaying, and a habit that largely perplexes scientists.The birds, usually black vultures native to the Southeast that swell the year-round resident buzzard population during cold months, can be found many mornings perched on cars or trucks at the Anhinga Trail, the parks first and most popular tourist stop, or in Flamingo, an isolated outpost on Florida Bay. Much of the time they do little or no damage but once they get going, the destruction can sometimes be extensive, shocking even experienced Glades hands.Adam Gelber, a consulting biologist and frequent Everglades angler, found that out early this winter when he took visiting scientists from California on a scenic tour of park waters, finding rare crocodiles, bald eagles and wake-riding dolphins.It was a National Geographic kind of day in the park, Gelber said. At least until he walked back to the Flamingo boat ramp. Vulture dung covered the hood of his GMC Yukon. Worse, just about every piece of rubber and plastic on his sunroof, windows and hood was ripped away and shredded. The insurance company paid $1,850 for the damage, he said and that was before he discovered the birds had also apparently yanked out the seals on the bottom of the doors, as well. It took the guys from the insurance agency 10 or 15 minutes to even figure out how to code it, said Gelber, who has since decided toNo one knows why but birds munch rubberBy CURTIS MORGANcmorgan@MiamiHerald.comEVERGLADES NATIONAL PARKThis tells the story when you enter Everglades National Park:Protect your auto. Vultures are known for feeding on dead animals,but theyre also doing damage to autos.But it doesnt appear that theyre doing it because theyre hungry because they dont swallow what they peck.Maybe theyre just bored. See Vultures,4BSports Challenge is back SundayMariners Hospital employees host the Tavernier medical centers annual Wacky Sports Challenge and Music Festival Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coconut Cove Resort & Marina in Islamorada.From previous years, the name has changed to the Wacky Sports Challenge and Music Festival Music Festival is new to reflect the number of bands that will provide live music. Scheduled to appear are Knotts & Schinella, Lee Sharp with Ray Jaworski, Marlin Too Review, Moss and the Blues Pirates, singer and songwriter Adrienne, and Steve Webb and Billy Davidson.Also changing is one of the sports challenges.To reflect the popularity of paddleboards, the raft event will be replaced with a paddleboard competition. During the other events, teams will navigate a unique kayak course, try to avoid a waterballoon burst and participate in a capture-the-ring event. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams.The entry fee for a fivemember team is $125 for the sports challenge. The music festival is free. You dont need a team to come out to the challenge, said Fran Glick, the days organizer. Weve planned the day so that everyone who comes will have a great time.Proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation. To find out more, call Glick at 434-1601 or send an e-mail to frang@BaptistHealth.net.Lots of music added to event in IslamoradaISLAMORADAKayaking tour takes in four daysIn a unique event to promote nature-based tourism on Floridas waterways, up to 100 nature-loving kayakers are expected to embark on whats called the Florida Keys Challenge, set for Jan. 18 through 21.Starting at Long Key State Park at mile marker 67.4, the Florida Keys Challenge is suited for paddlers of all skill levels and includes overnight stays throughout the island chain. Daily paddles average 10 to 11 miles in both protected and open-water environments.Highlights of the itinerary include visits and stopovers at state parks including Curry Hammock on Crawl Key and the Lower Keys Bahia Honda State Park.Paddlers also can explore areas around Marathon such as Sombrero Beach and tour the restored buildings and museum on Pigeon Key, just two miles off Knights Key, one of the tours overnight stops.Evening entertainment is featured, including an informal talk on Florida EastRegistration for the event is now openOUTDOORSKayaking in the Keys is a great way to get closer to nature. See Kayak,3BWhatever your diet, theres a cookbookAre you a celebrity watcher? Amagazine clipper? A list-maker, supplement taker, whole-grains baker? No matter what kind of person you are, theres a new diet cookbook to help lay the foundation for that inevitable New Years resolution. The crop of healthy eating books runs the gamut from secrets of the rich and famous to levelheaded lifestyle recommendations and quick-loss programs. Here are a few that crossed our desks.Celebrity worshipOne Dish at a Time by Valerie Bertinelli (Rodale Books).Television actress-turnedJenny Craig spokeswoman Valerie Bertinelli offers recipes and stories based on her ItalianAmerican upbringing.Dishes such as ribollita, a tomatoey vegetable soup, garlicky linguine and clam sauce and chipotle-spiked bison burgers (from the American side) sound warm and filling enough for a cold winter day. Each recipe offers calorie counts (some of which youd rather not know that bison burger will cost you around 600 calories). And for those of you who didnt catch it, the title riffs on Bertinellis claim-to-fame, the 1975 television show One Day at a Time. Yes, thats correct, 1975.Now Eat This! Italian by Rocco DiSpirito (Grand Central Publishing).Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpiritos latest installment in his Now Eat This series conjures more than 90 Italian dishes, such as chicken parmigiana, lasagna Bolognese and whole-wheat pizza margherita, all under 350 calories.And yes, there is still cheese involved. Even desserts make the cut. Afatfree ricotta cheesecake boasts just 176 calories, and a cannoli, those cream-filled pastry tubes, 136 calories.Magazine readersThe Food Lovers Healthy Habits Cookbook by the editors of Cooking Light magazine (Oxmoor House).More than 250 recipes from the editors of Cooking Light magazine pair with lifestyle changes and a 12month plan for carrying them out. Asolid how-to for people seeking a healthier lifestyle, the emphasis here is on cooking at home and incorporating more fruits, vegetables and grains into your diet.Cooking techniques and introductions to potentially unfamiliar ingredients, such as edamame (soy beans) and the ancient grain farro, are peppered with recipes for dishes such as oatmeal pancakes, the Middle Eastern red pepper dip called muhammara and cinnamon-laced beef tagine withVariety fills pretty much all nichesBy MICHELE KAYALAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE See Cooking,3B
Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.Topping its to-do list in the new year: Set off toward a Martian mountain a trek that will take up a good chunk of the year. The original itinerary called for starting the drive before the Times Square ball drop, but Curiosity lingered longer than planned at a pit stop, delaying the trip. Curiosity will now head for Mount Sharp in midFebruary after it drills into its first rock.Well probably be ready to hit the pedal to the metal and give the keys back to the rover drivers, mission chief scientist John Grotzinger said in a recent interview at his office on the sprawling NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory campus 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.The road trip comes amid great expectations. After all, its the reason the $2.5 billion mission targeted Gale Crater near the Martian equator. Soaring from the center of the ancient crater is a 3-milehigh peak with intriguing layers of rocks.Curiositys job is to figure out whether the landing site ever had the right environmental conditions to support microbes. Scientists already know water flowed in the past thanks to the rovers discovery of an old streambed. Besides water, life as we know it also needs energy, the sun.Whats missing are the chemical building blocks of life complex carbon-based molecules. If theyre preserved on Mars, scientists figure the best place to hunt for them is at the base of Mount Sharp where images from space reveal hints of interesting geology. Its a six-month journey if Curiosity drives nonstop. But since scientists will want to command the six-wheel rover to rest and examine rocky outcrops along the way, itll turn into a ninemonth odyssey.Before Curiosity can tackle a mountain, theres unfinished business to tend to. After spending the holiday taking measurements of the Martian atmosphere, Curiosity gears up for the first task of the new year: Finding the perfect rock to bore into.The exercise from picking a rock to drilling to deciphering its chemical makeup is expected to last more than a month.We have promised everybody that were going to go slowly, said Grotzinger, a geologist at the California Institute of Technology.Curiositys low-key adventures thus far are in contrast to the drama-filled touchdown that entranced the world in August.Since the car-size rover was too heavy to land using a parachute and airbags, engineers invented a daring new way that involved lowering it to the surface by cables. The risky arrival proved so successful and popular that NASAis planning an encore in 2020.Curiosity joined another NASArover, Opportunity, which has been exploring the Martian southern hemisphere since 2004. Opportunitys twin, Spirit, stopped communicating in 2010.TediumAfter nailing the landing, Curiosity fell into a routine.The first month was dominated by health checkups a tedious but essential prerequisite before driving. Achemistry laboratory on wheels, its the most high-tech spacecraft to land on another planet so extra care was taken to ensure its tools, including its rock-zapping laser and robotic arm, worked.Once it got the green light, it trundled to a waypoint thats home to three unique types of terrain to perform science experiments. Every time Curiosity roves, it leaves Morse code tracks in the soil, providing a visual signal between drives. The message spells out JPL, short for Jet Propulsion Lab, which built the rover. So far, its odometer has logged less than a mile. Despite the slow going, scientists have been smitten with the postcards it beamed home, including a stylish self-portrait.Huge expectations weigh on the mission with NASA balancing the need to feed the publics appetite while pursuing discoveries at its own pace. Last month, the space agency quashed Internet speculation that Curiosity had detected complex carbon compounds in a pinch of Martian soil by issuing a statement ahead of a science meeting where the team was due to present the latest findings. American University space policy professor Howard McCurdy said Curiosity is currently in a transition, caught between the viral landing and the scientific payoff expected at Mount Sharp.It is interesting, but slow, he said in an email. I expect public interest will rise as the rover gets closer to its destination.Curiositys prime mission lasts two years, but NASA expects the plutonium-powered rover to live far longer. A priority for its human handlers is to learn to operate it more efficiently so that it becomes second nature. Before heading to Mount Sharp, engineers plan a software update to Curiositys computers to fix remaining bugs.Well need to be pretty careful, project manager Richard Cook said of the upcoming drive. We may find terrain that were not comfortable driving in and well have to spend time driving around stuff. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,January 2,2013 JANUARYTax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR Taxes paid in January will receive a 2% discount. As of December 20, 2012 the current tax roll is 71% collected. The total collected at that time was $157,374,912.44. New voluntary contributions funds: End Hun g er (Florida Association of Food banks); Take Stock in Children (Take Stock in Children Inc) The Monroe County Tax Collectors office will be closed January 1st and January 21, 2013 in observance of Martin Luther Kin g Jr. Day. George M. Botelho, M.D.Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society 305-743-4005Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome NOTICE OFMEETING FOR THE MONROE COUNTYPARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARDAPARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORYBOARD meetin g has been scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:00 PM, at the Bi g Coppitt Firehouse, Bi g Coppitt MM10,Monroe County, Florida. This meetin g is open to the public. For more information please contact Rosa Washin g ton at(305) 292-4432 or washington-r osa@monr oecounty-fl.gov ADAASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrators 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 1.Published Keynoter 1/2/13, 1/9/13 and 1/12/13 LIVING BRIEFSBook club reads Moveable FeastThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Club meets at the library at mile marker 48.5 on Friday at 10 a.m. to discuss AMoveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Its a memoir by Hemingway of his early years in Paris and was edited and published posthumously by his third wife, Mary.Call Fran Spinelli at 7436538 for more information.Key West book sale is Saturday The Friends of the Key West Library have their second book sale of the season on Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 p.m. in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming St. Especially abundant for this sale are almost-new specials at greatly reduced prices. There are also lots of DVDs and plenty of oversized and coffee-table specials, in addition to youth books, mysteries, history books, biographies and more. Proceeds go to the librarys programs, books and equipment.World religions up for discussionAgroup assembled by members of the Marathon Community United Methodist Church has begun a discussion group to survey the teachings of various world religions in as polite and nonoffensive a way as possible, with a comparison to orthodox Christian teaching.Meetings are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the church fellowship hall, mile marker 48.5 bayside, and will last from an hour to 90 minutes. To find out more, call 8498377.Senior chair yoga runs four weeksThe Marathon Senior Center at 535 33rd St. bayside is beginning a fourweek chair yoga program on Jan. 16. Classes are at 10:15 a.m. and cost $12 per session or $40 for the four weeks (Jan. 16, 23 and 30, and Feb. 6). Theyre led by yoga therapist Mindy Kaufman. To find out more, call 743-4008 or 743-2666.Learn all about Keys environmentRegistration is open for Florida Keys Community Colleges non-credit Sanctuary Seminar lecture series.The program, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 19, teaches about the Florida Keys and Florida Bay marine environment through presentations by experts from various agencies.Lectures are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, at the Truman Waterfront in Key West. To register, contact the colleges Continuing Education Department at 809-3185. Ma rs r ove rs et fo r a r oad t r ipMount Sharp is destination come FebruaryBy ALICIA CHANGAssociated PressASTRONOMY This image provided by NASA shows the base of Mount Sharp on Mars.The Curiosity rover is set to drive toward the mountain in mid-February after drilling into a rock. The image was taken by Curiositys 100-millimeter Mast Camera on Aug.23.Photos courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESS This image provided by NASA shows a self-portrait of the Mars rover Curiosity.On Oct. 31 and Nov.1,the Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture dozens of high-resolution images to be combined into self-portrait images.
butternut squash. Recipes You Cant Live Without by Lori Powell (Rodale Books). The nutrition experts at Prevention magazine build their recipes around 13 essential nutrients, such as magnesium and vitamin D.Vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids arrive in a bowl of spaghetti with sardines and caramelized fennel. Roasted pork tenderloin with edamame succotash brings vitamin C and folate. And dark chocolate pudding (with whipped cream) squeaks by with a quarter of your daily calcium. Who doesnt want to feel good about dessert?List makersThe 7 Day Slim Down by Alisa Bowman with the editors of Womens Health magazine (Rodale Books). Lose 7 pounds this week! boasts the cover of this book, which offers what it calls the Vitamin D diet. Based on research that suggests vitamin D promotes weight loss, this diet offers lists, lists, lists: Aslim-down shopping list, a day-by-day, meal-by-meal menu list for the first week, and charts for pick this, not that and other dieting techniques. Vitamin D-rich dishes such as mushroom, onion and avocado quesadilla, chicken cacciatore with sauteed escarole and beef barley soup are staples here.The Belly Melt Diet by the editors of Prevention magazine (Rodale Books). This ones got the others beat, because apparently you can lose 8 pounds in just three days. List lovers will gorge on quizzes (What kind of bird are you, lark or owl? Are you getting enough sleep?), lists of nutrient-rich foods and yes, day-by-day, meal-bymeal guidelines. Recipes for dishes such as orzo and chickpea salad, sweet potato and black bean chili and panseared salmon over kale sneak in amid copious amounts of text.Sexy ladiesThe MILF Diet by Jessica Porter (Atria Books). Dont know what MILF means? Dont look it up unless youre OK with profanity. Lets just say its a reference to attractive older women and leave it at that. This book builds its healthy eating plan around what it considers MILFy foods whole grains, vegetables such as kale and bok choy, plant proteins like lentils, seaweed and fermented foods such as miso. This diet promises not only a youthful body, but a detoxified one with fully raised consciousness. Recipes for dishes like polenta with wild mushrooms, and sea vegetables with onion, carrot and corn are intended to keep you both desirable and desiring.Cook Yourself Sexy by Candice Kumai (Rodale Books). The spaghetti-strap camisole on the cover says it all. 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Those interested must be registered no later than two weeks before departure. To find out more, go to www .paddleflorida.org or call (352) 377-8342.Sign up nowFrom Kayak,1BLIVING BRIEFSSafe-boating class plannedU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-03 of Big Pine Key is offering a boating skills and seamanship class beginning Jan. 15 and running for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Itll be held at the ships store in Venture Out, 701 Spanish Main Drive on Cudjoe Key. Spanish Main Drive is mile marker 23 on the oceanside.Topics will include nautical highway signs, rules of the road, navigation, course charting, boat handling, equipment, radio procedures and other safe boating skills.The cost of the program is $55 per person, materials included, and $80 per couple with shared materials. To find out more, contact Jan Kittsmiller at 744-0043, 3935303 or jankittsmiller@gmail .com; or Bob Eichholtz at 872-7505 or auxbob@bell south.net.Dinner honors retiring PeryamMonroe County Sheriff Bob Peryam is retiring in January after a three-decade career, and a party in his honor is set for Jan. 19 at the Fly Navy building in Key West.Tickets are $25 and include a buffet dinner, music by How Livingston and a shuttle from anywhere in the county. To find out more, call Linda Mixon at 797-0089. PREGAME LUNCHEONThe Marathon Yacht Club hosted a roast-beef luncheon with all the trimmings for the Marathon High School varsity basketball players, managers and coaches on Dec.20 to wish them luck in their big game against Key West that night.The luncheon was coordinated by club Manager Teresa Scott. The Dolphins fell to the Conchs,71-50. How to get Rockette legsThe first thing the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes are known for are their incredible synchronized high kicks.The second thing theyre known for are the way their legs look when they do those kicks. Countless hours of practice, rehearsals and performing (sometimes up to four shows a day) leave these ladies in tip-top shape. Take some cues from Stacy Paydo, a Los Angelesbased Rockette, who created a fusion workout of ballet, Pilates and yoga thatll get you on the way to the famed Rockette legs (if you run through this set of exercises enough times, that is). Before you start, do a five-minute warm-up by taking a brisk walk or another easy cardio exercise. Do each exercise 8 to 10 times and repeat the set three times for a full workout.Standing leg pulses.Stand straight with your feet under your hips. If you have a Thera-band, place it around the outside of both ankles so your feet are inside. (Get one for $15 at theraband.com. They are colorcoded to your level, so if youre a beginner, get the red one. If you dont have one, you can do the exercise without it.)Starting with your right leg, extend it straight forward to the maximum height the Thera-band will allow. Pulse and lift here 8 to 10 times. Repeat the exercise to the side and to the back and then switch to the left leg. Hands can be placed on your hips. This exercise also challenges your balance, which works your core muscles.Standing calf raises.In dancer lingo, these are known as eleves. Heels can be lifted with feet parallel hipwidth apart, or you can turn out to first position (heels touching, toes apart) to work those deep lateral rotators buried in your gluteus maxims.For added challenge, find a chair for balance and try single-leg calf raises (same exercise but one leg at a time).Crescent lunge to warrior III. Start in a deep lunge, create a 90-degree angle with your front leg keeping your back leg is straight. When lunging, your heel should be right under your knee. Reach your arms high into the sky. Slowly transfer your weight forward, lowering your torso, and lifting your back leg until you are parallel with the floor and feeling like a big capital T. Arms reach forward by your head or can be taken out to the side if you are having trouble balancing. With control, bend your supporting leg and return to your starting crescent lunge. Switch sides.Get toned and stay toned with these exercisesBy DANIELLE BRAFFChicago TribuneTO YOUR HEALTH
invest in his own anti-vulture kit.Why the snacking?The parks vulture problems are certainly odd but theyre not unique. Though known primarily as scavengers, vultures have caused similar problems in many states, attacking a wide variety of materials from roof shingles to pool screens. Scientists have studied the behavior for years and developed some tactics for discouraging it, but they can still only speculate on what whets the birdsappetites. Exactly why they do it or when they do it or why they choose one vehicle over another, any reasons for that are pretty much unknown, Snow said. Avariety of theories have been debunked.One is that rubber releases an aroma that attracts the birds, possibly from some chemical or other ingredient in the material, such as fish oil. But experiments with various emissions from the stuff that goes into car parts have provided no clear answers and the black vultures, biologists say, dont have a great sense of smell anyway which is probably good, given the dead and rotting meat they typically consume. Another, more plausible theory is that the naturally social and curious birds may simply be sampling available fare as they pass time in the morning hanging out, waiting to warm up and take to the air to forage. Or it could be young birds engaging in ritualistic feeding behavior. One thing does seem clear: The birds arent nibbling because theyre hungry. They rip the rubber from vehicles but typically discard it, eating little or any of the material.One morning last week, several dozen vultures lolled in the Flamingo lot, perching in small groups on a handful of trucks and trailers including one protected by a billowing blue tarp but utterly ignoring other vehicles. On this morning, none seemed particularly rapacious, absently pecking now and then at a hard vinyl around a pickup window or worn carpet on trailer bunks. Afew squabbled over a twofoot strip of weather seal in the parking lot. After a daylong outing in the Everglades backcountry, Matthew Seeburger of Plantation was shocked to see photos of his truck and boat trailer adorned with a half-dozen vultures. Theyd done little, thankfully, other than peck at the carpet on the boat trailer. Wow, thats what was going on while I was gone? he asked. Now that I see this, I should probably get a tarp myself.Costly damageThough most vehicles escape any damage, Gelber and others can attest to the heavy price if the birds take a fancy to an unattended car. More than a few videos also posted on YouTube show vultures in the Everglades going to town on cars and trucks, including one series capturing a small group shredding a rental recreational vehicle roof like it was carrion.After complaints increased from visitors, the park posted warning signs a few years back and began consulting with federal wildlife experts to try to develop methods to break the car habit. But the options were limited for a protected species that naturally occurs in a national park.Harassment techniques like making noise or squirting water are too time-consuming and disruptive and work only for short periods. Adumpster near the fishcleaning station in Flamingo that seemed to be attracting the birds was moved farther from the parking lot.The most startling tactic, tried in 2010: Effigy birds road-kill vultures dangled from trees near Anhinga Trail.The results, Snow said, were mixed. They disrupted the birds for a few weeks but the carcasses grew gamey, required frequent replacement and also disturbed some visitors.In the long run, Snow said, there proved to be no cheap or easy solutions to changing the habits of birds, so the park decided to instead ask visitors to adapt to the vultures. Park Superintendent Dan Kimball said complaints have declined since the loaner tarps were distributed at Anhinga Trail last year and expanded to Flamingo this winter.The kits are intended mainly for occasional visitors, who are asked to return the tarps and bungees when they leave the parking lot. Regulars, like Flamingo anglers, are advised to buy their own better-fitting covers. So far, Kimball said, the park hasnt lost a single tarp. Once the weather warms and the vulture population thins out as many head north, the risks dwindle. Snow acknowledged that many visitors might view the vultures as ugly nuisances in a park filled with elegant wading birds and soaring ospreys and eagles but they are indeed a useful part of the ecosystem and we certainly want them around as much as any other bird. Victor Lugo, a maintenance worker at Flamingo, said he has come to appreciate the role they serve. When an alligator was killed along the main road a few months ago, he pulled it off the road and natures cleanup crew quickly took over.Within two days, theyd picked him clean from the inside, he said. 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Please contact Suanne.Lee@ keysschools.com for questions: (305) 293-1400 x53360 Published December 5, 2012; January 2, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 308735 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-DR-872-K FAMILY COURT CHRISTOPHER MAREK, Petitioner, and CECELIA LEIBOVITZ, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR VERIFIED SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION TO MODIFY RESIDENTIAL STATUS, TIMESHARING AND CHILD SUPPORT TO: CECELIA LEIBOVITZ P.O. BOX 64, CRAFTSBURY, VT 05826 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for verified supplemental petition to modify residential status, timesharing and child support has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on CHRISTOPHER MAREK C/O SAMUEL J. KAUFMAN, ESQ., 3130 NORTHSIDE DRIVE, KEY WEST, FL 33040 on or before: January 11, 2013, 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 Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts 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 matter will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. Dated: December 6, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Jacquelyn Donohue, Deputy Clerk Published December 12, 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 321494 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk Ad-Interim of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 16th DAY OF JANUARY 2013 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described properly situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit #521, THE MARLIN AT MARINERS CLUB, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, and any amendments and Exhibits thereto, as recorded in Official Records Book 2117, Pages 1851-1960, inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County. Florida. A /K/A 97501 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY. UNIT #521, KEY LARGO, FL Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: US BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION Plaintiff VS. DEREK TAYLOR: THERESE TAYLOR: MARLIN AT MARINERS CLUB; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRTAION SYSTEMS, INC.: TENANT #1; TENANT #2 Defendant A nd the Docket number of which is Number 08-CA-45-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said court. This 13th day of DECEMBER. 2012. A MY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court A d-Interim Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale. If any other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale, Submitted by: Persaud & Nunez 10631 N. Kendall Drive Suite 205 Miami, FL 33176 Telephone No. (786) 270-1659 Facsimile No. (305) 847-0581 Published December 26, 2012, January 2, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 322210 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2012CP68M IN RE: ESTATE OF BRUCE T. CLEMMONS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BRUCE T. CLEMMONS, deceased, whose date of death was October 27, 2011, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-0399, 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 Representatives Attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL 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 ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 26, 2012. Personal Representative: MERYCE M. CLEMMONS 65700 Overseas Hwy. Unit B-1 Long Key, Florida 33001 Attorney for the Personal Representative THOMAS N. SILVERMAN, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 176065 clo Thomas N. Silverman, PA 3801 PGA Boulevard, Ste. 902 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (561) 775-7500 E-Mail:pleadings@floridaproba tecounsel.com Published December 26, 2012 January 02, 2013. Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 322747 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vessels to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Statutes on Jan 10, 2013 at 10 A.M. Lot#: B33123 2006 FLZ 1; Reg# FL1400NC; Hull ID# FLZBN888B606; Located at: A Boat 4 Fun, Inc. 97951 Overseas Hwy, PO Box 370888, Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 852-2025; Owner: PHILIP CRAIG SEMEL, 15 N BOUNTY LN, KEY LARGO, FL 33037; Lienholder: NONE; Lien Amount: $32,500.00 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vessels contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954) 384-7171 25% Buyers Premium ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published December 26, 2012; January 2, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 326536 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 44 2009 CA 002154-K THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-9, PLAINTIFF, VS. DIANE DISGDIERTT, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 14, 20 I2 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Monroe, Florida, on January 16, 2013, at Monroe County courthouse steps 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040 for the following described property: LOT 4 OF A RESUBDIVISION OF A PART OF BLOCK 48, STOCK ISLAND, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 86 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: December 17, 2012 Amy Heavilin, Clerk Ad-Interim Clerk of the County Court By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk of the Court Published January 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 326610 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. CAK08701 U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF LXS 2006-I2N, PLAINTIFF, VS. CURTIS M. WRAY A/K/A CURTIS WRAY, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 14,20 I2 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Monroe, Florida, on January 16, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at courthouse steps 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040 for the following described property: On the Island of Key West and known on the Key West Reality Companys Subdivision No.1 of Tract 21 and Salt Pond Lots 1,2,3,4 and 5 as Lots 13 and 14 in Block 43 according to a diagram of said subdivision recorded in Plat I, at Pa g e 43 g of Monroe County, Florida Records: Commencing at the Southeast Comer of Patterson A venue and Seventh Street and running in an Easterly direction along Patterson A venue 100 feet; thence at right angles in a Southerly direction 100 feet to an alley; thence at right angles in a Westerly direction along said alley 100 feet; thence at right angles in a Northerly direction 100 feet to the place of beginning. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. A my Heavilin, Clerk Ad-Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, Please contact Cheryl Alfonso at 305-292-3423, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published January 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter MARATHON MOVING SALE Entire contents of home. Recliner, sofas, tables, more! All week, NOW! Reasonable! 435 114 St. 386-690-0384 Queen Size Othopedic Mattress Set New, still in plastic. Will sell $285 cash. 305-434-0557, Key Largo. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. MARATHON Lrg mfg home in 55 + park. 3/2, 1440 sf! Fully furn, Fl. rm, WD, storage shed, dock, ramp. $19,900 obo. Lot rent $719/mo. 305-923-9583 AVAILABLE NOW! MM 94 2 BR / 1 BA. W/D, Stilt constuction. Screened. balcony. $1100 / mo. Call (305) 451-4100 DUCK KEY-Deluxe canal frontspacious home, dockage 3/2, all tile, huge scrnd in patio, W/D, A/C, pets ok. $1800/mo +util. FLS. 800-386-7969Duck Key Gated Estate on Point Secluded. Private. Large dock, private beach, pool, coral rock walls, 4/3, Annual, $3,200 mo. + util. N/S, 305-304-4166KEY LARGO MM96. Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furn/unfurn. 2 BR, 2 BA. Short or long term rental. 786-258-3127 KEY LARGO PK. 2 BR / 1 BA 700 sq. ft., W/D, section 8 accepted. Boat ramp, pier & cabana. $1050 + util. Avail. 1/1/13. Call (786) 380-0336. Marathon Executive Rental Bay Front, Stirrup Key 6 Mo lease 3BR/3BA $4,000 + util, FLS. Call Dave 305-743-8328 Islandbreezerentals.net A MOVE IN NOW from $350 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. Fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 MARATHON 2/1 condo 2nd floor, fully furn, heated pool. Free dockage to 38, Located at MM50. Year lease, $1200 mo + util F/L/S. 401-391-9514 Marathon 2/2 furnished condo. Pool. Dockage. $1,250/mo + electric. Call Marcy 305-289-6505 C.B. Schmitt Real Estate MTHN SombreroBch3/3T/H, 46dock,htdpool,storage, 1425sf,c/a,dw,w/dhkup,scr patio,petok,$1850+elec,fls, firstname.lastname@example.org. LITTLE TORCH KEY 2BR 1BA on swimming canal. Lrg fenced yard, storage, shed. Pets OK. Avail. Feb. $1400 /mo + util. F/L. 305-295-6432 MARATHON/GRASSY KEY 3/2 ON THE WATER! Dock, EZ access to Ocean & Bay. All util included. Section 8 OK. $1460/mo FLS, 305-216-6300 MARATHON PARK MODEL MOBILE HOME Fully furnished, 1 BR, 1 BA, $700/mo + util. 305-731-5042 MARATHON 1 BR, 1-1/2 BA condo at Coco Plum Terraces. Fully furn, tile floors, pool, tennis & boating! Avail now! $2200/mo. 732-233-5320 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 KEY LARGO MM 96.3 O Sm apt w/sep kit, efficiency style. 22 long scrn in porch. Fully furn incl hi dpth TV & WiFi. $875mo incl util FLS. 853-3779 KEY LARGO MM 99 1 BR / 1 BA. Quiet, off street parking. Water & hot water incl. $700 / mo. $400 sec. No dogs. (305) 394-2233 MARATHON 3 BR, 1 BA Apt Includes gardner, nice size yard. 1 year lease, $1500/mo + utilities. Section 8 approved. Call 305-743-5438 MARATHON Large 1 BR APT 2nd level. Conveniently located. New kitchen, W/D, completely furnished. $1150 mo, F/L/S. 305-289-1150 MM 102.4 LARGE STUDIO 2nd floor, quiet, secluded area. Clean, W/D available. Freshly painted. $825/mo + util. F/LS Call Louis (727) 446-7220MM 106 KEY LARGO 2 BR / 1 BA. Furn. mobile home. $1300 / mo. + util. Also, eff. apt. w/ kit. $625 util. incl. Call (305) 331-4018 Spanish (786) 486-7789 Eng.MARATHON Corner unit office building. Exc business location. 1100 sf. Between Publix & Home Depo, next to Wendys. Jim, 305-481-7557 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! NOTICEOFINTENTTOUSEUNIFORMMETHOD OF COLLECTINGNON-AD V ALOREM ASSESSMENTS TheBoardofCountyCommissionersofMonroeCounty,Florida(theCounty)herebyprovides notice,pursuanttoSection197.3632(3)(a),FloridaStatutes,ofitsintenttousetheuniform methodofcollectingnon-advaloremspecialassessments,forthecostofprovidingcertain wastewatercapitalimprovementsandconnections,tobeleviedwithintheunincorporatedarea ofMonroeCountyencompassingthe StockIsland,KeyHaven,BigCoppitt,Lower SugarloafthroughBigPineKey,NoNameKey,LongKey DuckKeyandthree(3) parcelsonBocaChica:RE#122870-000000,122880-000000and122890-000000 forthe fiscalyearbeginningonOctober1,2013andcontinuingeachyearuntildiscontinuedbythe County.TheCountywillconsidertheadoptionofaresolutionelectingtousetheuniform methodofcollectingsuchassessmentsauthorizedbySection197.3632,FloridaStatutes,at a publichearingtobeheldat5:01p.m.onJanuary16,2013intheCommissionChambers, HarveyGovernmentCenter,1200TrumanAvenue,KeyWest,FL. Suchresolutionwillstate theneedforthelevyandwillcontainalegaldescriptionoftheboundariesoftherealproperty subjecttothelevy.Allinterestedpersonsareinvitedtoattend.PursuanttoSection286.0105,FloridaStatutes,noticeisgiventhatifapersondecidestoappealany decisionmadebytheBoardwithrespecttoanymatterconsideredatsuchhearingsormeetings,he willneedarecordoftheproceedings,andthat,forsuchpurpose,hemayneedtoensurethata verbatimrecordoftheproceedingsismade,whichrecordincludesthetestimonyandevidenceupon whichtheappealistobebased.ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsspecialaccommodations inordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,pleasecontacttheCountyAdministratorsOffice,by phoning(305)292-4441,betweenthehoursof8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5) calendardayspriortothescheduledmeeting;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1. DatedatKeyWest,Floridathis14 th dayofDecember,2012. AMYHEAVILIN,Clerk AdInterim andexofficioClerk AdInterim oftheBoardof CountyCommissionersofMonroeCounty,Florida PublishedKeynoter12/19/12,12/26/12,1/2/13and1/9/13 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:ARNOLD'S AUTO & MARINE REPAIR,INC.gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/16/2013, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST,FL 33040-6032,pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes.ARNOLD'S AUTO & MARINE REPAIR,INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.1992 1HGCB7654NA156435 HONDA 1993 JT3VN39WXP0113064 TOYT 1994 1GKDM19Z4RB541331 GMC 1998 1FTRE1468WHA52659 FORD 1999 WDBKK47F1XF106709 MERZ 1999 SALJY1243XA795609 LNDR 2002 1ZJBA242X2M007495 CONT 2003 1FMZU73K43UB39607 FORD 2005 JS1GN7CA052105060 SUZK 2006 KMYSE4B436C007092 DAEL 2011 NOVIN0200941058 HMDE Published Keynoter 1/2/13 MARATHON Lrg mfg home in 55 + park. 3/2, 1440 sf! Fully furn, Fl. rm, WD, storage shed, dock, ramp. $19,900 obo. Lot rent $719/mo. 305-923-9583 AVAILABLE NOW! MM 94 2 BR / 1 BA. W/D, Stilt constuction. Screened. balcony. $1100 / mo. Call (305) 451-4100 DUCK KEY-Deluxe canal frontspacious home, dockage 3/2, all tile, huge scrnd in patio, W/D, A/C, pets ok. $1800/mo +util. FLS. 800-386-7969Duck Key Gated Estate on Point Secluded. Private. Large dock, private beach, pool, coral rock walls, 4/3, Annual, $3,200 mo. + util. N/S, 305-304-4166KEY LARGO MM96. Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furn/unfurn. 2 BR, 2 BA. Short or long term rental. 786-258-3127 KEY LARGO PK. 2 BR / 1 BA 700 sq. ft., W/D, section 8 accepted. Boat ramp, pier & cabana. $1050 + util. Avail. 1/1/13. Call (786) 380-0336. Marathon Executive Rental Bay Front, Stirrup Key 6 Mo lease 3BR/3BA $4,000 + util, FLS. Call Dave 305-743-8328 Islandbreezerentals.net A MOVE IN NOW from $350 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. Fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 MARATHON 2/1 condo 2nd floor, fully furn, heated pool. Free dockage to 38, Located at MM50. Year lease, $1200 mo + util F/L/S. 401-391-9514 Marathon 2/2 furnished condo. Pool. Dockage. $1,250/mo + electric. Call Marcy 305-289-6505 C.B. Schmitt Real Estate MTHN SombreroBch3/3T/H, 46dock,htdpool,storage, 1425sf,c/a,dw,w/dhkup,scr patio,petok,$1850+elec,fls, email@example.com. LITTLE TORCH KEY 2BR 1BA on swimming canal. Lrg fenced yard, storage, shed. Pets OK. Avail. Feb. $1400 /mo + util. F/L. 305-295-6432 MARATHON/GRASSY KEY 3/2 ON THE WATER! Dock, EZ access to Ocean & Bay. All util included. Section 8 OK. $1460/mo FLS, 305-216-6300 MARATHON PARK MODEL MOBILE HOME Fully furnished, 1 BR, 1 BA, $700/mo + util. 305-731-5042 MARATHON 1 BR, 1-1/2 BA condo at Coco Plum Terraces. Fully furn, tile floors, pool, tennis & boating! Avail now! $2200/mo. 732-233-5320 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 KEY LARGO MM 96.3 O Sm apt w/sep kit, efficiency style. 22 long scrn in porch. Fully furn incl hi dpth TV & WiFi. $875mo incl util FLS. 853-3779 KEY LARGO MM 99 1 BR / 1 BA. Quiet, off street parking. Water & hot water incl. $700 / mo. $400 sec. No dogs. (305) 394-2233 MARATHON 3 BR, 1 BA Apt Includes gardner, nice size yard. 1 year lease, $1500/mo + utilities. Section 8 approved. Call 305-743-5438 MARATHON Large 1 BR APT 2nd level. Conveniently located. New kitchen, W/D, completely furnished. $1150 mo, F/L/S. 305-289-1150 MM 102.4 LARGE STUDIO 2nd floor, quiet, secluded area. Clean, W/D available. Freshly painted. $825/mo + util. F/LS Call Louis (727) 446-7220MM 106 KEY LARGO 2 BR / 1 BA. Furn. mobile home. $1300 / mo. + util. Also, eff. apt. w/ kit. $625 util. incl. Call (305) 331-4018 Spanish (786) 486-7789 Eng.MARATHON Corner unit office building. Exc business location. 1100 sf. Between Publix & Home Depo, next to Wendys. Jim, 305-481-7557 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Call Classifieds:743-5551
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,January 2,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: 100322014-01 100329870-01Full Charge Bookkeeper Summerland Key : for CPA firm clients. Must know write-ups, bank recs & year-end adjustments/journal entries. Duties also incl. AP/AR, payroll, balance sheet, monthly, quarterly & annual tax reporting. Min. 8 years exp, professional & accurate, team player w/can-do attitude. Must have more accting software proficiency than just QuickBooks. Exp. w/Thompson CSA & CBS software preferred. Accting degree a plus. E-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bishop, Rosasco & Co. CPAs. EOE. Electronic Designer/Engineer Experienced with designing electronic components and speaker systems. Experience & efficient with Solidworks design program. Strong work ethic, productivity & creativity. $45,000 $50,000 + benefits. Please send your resume to email@example.com Residential Landscape Salesperson/Designer who will work in our design center. We seek a professional who possesses a good sales background with a history of producing creative environments. Must have the ability to sell. Good working knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office programs. Good knowledge of plant materials, outdoor furniture, and accessories, landscape and hardscape design, and construction specifications as they relate to landscape and outdoor environments. Base + commission + benefits. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER / ANIMAL CARETAKER Key Largo Animal Shelter operated by Humane Animal Care Coalition has a F/T & P/T position open for an Animal Control Officer. Experience preferred, but will train. Duties incl. cleaning & caring for shelter animals. Looking for energetic applicants that love animals. Apply at 105951 Overseas Hwy. (MM 106 O/S) or call (305) 451-0088. F/T Route Person for Marathon vending co. Energetic. Reliability a must. Clean driving record. Bondable. Moderate lifting reqd. Will train. Some mech. ability helpful. Ref. reqd. Call Harry, 305-304-8244 ****************************** Gus Rojas, formerly of Coke, please call Harry ASAP. Monroe County BOCC, Toll Collector, Card Sound, Key Largo (pwcst014). $15,444.00 $21,619.00 / 25 h.p.w., H.S. diploma or G.E.D., 0-1 yr exp. VET PREF AVAIL; E.O.E. Deadline -open until filled; 292-4557; email@example.com FT/PTHousekeeping Detail orientedcleanerforvacation rentalhomesneededASAP. Satworkamust.Pass backgroundtest$10-15+ apply10875Overseashwy 110305-289-2212 Mdreos@gmail.com HOUSEKEEPER F/T or P/T Also FRONT DESK CLERK P/T, possibly leading to F/T. Please apply in person, Key Colony Beach Motel, 441 E. Ocean Dr. 289-0411 HOUSEKEEPER/LAUNDRY ASSOCIATE for Saturday and/or back up status. English fluency as well as current, strong, certifiable exp. a must. Please contact 305-743-6711Part-time Guest Attendant for small waterfront motel in Key Largo. Primary duties are providing excellent guest service. Requires great interpersonal skills, attention to detail and a passion for the hospitality industry. Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org RESORT HELP Immediate openings! Dockhand Housekeeping Marathon, 305-797-1707 THE MOORINGS and MORADA BAY / PIERRES are seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application /resume @ 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or email: email@example.com Office/Customer Relations Manager Experienced in most computer software programs, familiarity with shipping and receiving. Organized, efficient & productive, starting pay $10-12 hr, overtime available + benefits. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. FRANKS GRILL, MARATHON Hiring Dishwashers & Bussers. Please apply in person, Town Square Mall.IMMEDIATE HIRING Breakfast Servers/Food Runers/Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert at 289-1554 10am-12pm for appointment.NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. EXPERIENCED LOCAL SERVICE PLUMBER needed. Must have clean appearance, valid drivers lic. & references. Call (305) 453-5435. EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair technician. Must have valid drivers license and tools! Call (305) 664-3662. Shop technician & installer, experienced with wood working tools, electronics & wiring with components & assemblies along with in the field work starting pay $13-15hr, overtime available + benefits. Please send your resume to email@example.com WANTED YAMAHA MARINE TECHNICIAN Min 5 years Yamaha exp. Excellent compensation and benefit package. Send resume to sherry@marathonboatyard. com or fax to 305.743.4042. DRIVERS: Home Daily and Weekly Openings! No-Touch, Great pay & Miles! Dedicated Miami Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 13 4" WHALER 6 passenger. 40 HP Johnson, with trailer. Has single hook pick up to put on big boat. $3000 obo. 305-289-5771 200918ftPalmBeach CC,Yamaha115hp, Warranty,61hours,Mint! Very Clean,Wellcaredfor,One OwnerBoat,GPS/Depth, Bimini,MP3,allaccessories youneedpricedwellbelow NADA,$16,500OBO305-4340345or firstname.lastname@example.org 33 FORTIER 1988 Twin Perkins, flybridge, sport fisherman. Appr at $135K, ask $45K or trade for RE or auto Free dockage. 305-942-3055 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE OR LEASE in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incl. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available 305-905-6867DOCKRENTAL 999 28th St Mrthn $10/ft, per mo.190 dp water dockage, just N. of 7 Mile Bridge. Elec at dock. Sorry no liveaboards. Katrina 305879-1018; Peter 754-245-3261LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 18ft. Heritage sliding seat rowing skiff. 2009, excellent condition. Carbon fiber/ fiberglass oars. $4,500. Call Karl (954) 695-8355. 1 Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 1 S. Atlantic Snapper, Grouper permit for lease. Corp. Atlantic Snapper /Grouper permit for sale 904-262-2869; 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-522-2702, Islamorada 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 IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com100329830-01LOBSTER "B" CERTIFICATES 1427. Will sell $50 each. 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