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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MAY 29,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.43 25 CENTS All revved upAn 8-year-old Marathon boy has quickly mastered motocross racing and is moving up the ranks. Story, 1B Depot on the goMarathons Office Depot, a staple since 1998,is moving down U.S.1 to a much smaller spot. Story, 3A Photo by PETE BACHELERA Monday Memorial Day ceremony at the Hurricane Monument in Islamorada included the laying of a wreath to honor the military veterans and others who died in the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.The Matecumbe Historical Trust organizes the ceremony each year.MEMORIAL DAY New fire agency takes overThe ousted Key Largo fire department will use the rest of this year to try getting in the good graces of the board that oversees its budget in hopes of providing fire service for the community again by April.In the meantime, there is the matter of land, equipment and vehicles the department owns.The Key Largo FireRescue and Emergency Medical Services District board of commissioners says the property belongs to the public. But the Key Largo Volunteer Fire-Rescue Departments board is considering charging the special taxing district more than $1,000 a month.The department owns the land on which the south fire station sits. The county Property Appraisers Office says its valued around $200,000. The department also owns two special response vehicles, two boats and computer scheduling software.The taxing district currently leases the land and all the equipment from the department for $1 a year. But effective Monday, a new fire department the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department took over. The district is seeking a one-month extension of the $1 lease agreement until its attorneys can figure out how to acquire the land through eminent domain.The new department is headed by the leadership of the Key Largo Ambulance Corps. The new chief is the Ambulance Corpschief, Don Bock.The district severed ties with the former fire department in March. Commissioners Bob Thomas, George Mirabella and Marilyn Beyer said they were fed up with the departments leadership, in particular Chief Sergio Garcia. They said Garcia, who has led the department for 15 years, ignored key recommendations made in two independent consultant reports. Commissioners Jennifer Miller and Tony Allen are against ending the contract and startingAmbulance Corps is now in charge, issue remains over property ownershipKEY LARGOBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.com 14 in wateraftercapsizingFourteen people wound up in the water Sunday when a flats skiff overturned off the Upper Keys during one of the years busiest holiday weekends for boating.No one was injured in the capsizing around 5 p.m. in Atlantic Ocean waters near Tavernier Creek, said Ensign Peter Bermont, spokesman for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West.Boaters near the scene and a response boat from Coast Guard Station Islamorada pulled the skiffs passengers including five children from the water.An 18-foot flats boat is not meant to hold 14 people, Bermont said Tuesday. This was an instance caused by a disregard for situational awareness.The boat began taking on water when a bilge pump failed, then overturned, he said. Three good Samaritan vessels reached the scene and helped remove five adults from the water. The Coast Guard crew collected the other three adults and five children, all of whom were taken to shore at Harry Harris Park. When 14 people are in the water, its a major concern, Bermont said. The initial notification was that up to 20 people could be involved. Asalvor successfully refloated the flats boat, Bermont said. The name of the boat operator was not available Tuesday but he reportedly lives in the Tavernier area. No criminal charges were filed and alcohol was not involved. Windy weather with occasional gusts over 20 mph kept many boaters close to shore during the three-day weekend, said Officer Bobby Dube of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Asunny Sunday brought a large fleet of vessels to the Sandbar anchoring spot off18-foot skiff overturns off the Upper KeysMEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWBoaters enjoy Sunday in Cowpens Cut,north of Plantation Ke y.Saturday and Sunday were great for being out on the water but Monday was a washout.487 seniors to graduate next weekHigh-school seniors throughout the Florida Keys are finishing their final exams today with an eye toward the crowning achievement of their scholastic careers: Commencement.The Monroe County School District expects to hand out diplomas to 487 students Keyswide: 260 from Key West High School, 63 from Marathon High School and 164 from Coral Shores High in Tavernier. Those numbers are as of Tuesday and could change as exam scores and credit hours are tallied. Last year, the district graduated 547 students. The year before, there were 580 graduates. At Coral Shores, students will be recognized June 5 beginning at 7 p.m. in the school gym. The speaker is state Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo). Marathon High students take the walk on June 6 beginning at 8 p.m. on the football field (inside the auditorium if theres rain). Raschein is the speaker for Marathon, as well. In Key West, graduation is June 7 beginning at 8 p.m. at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium on Kennedy Drive. U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat who represents the Keys and part of MiamiDade, will give the commencement address. The schools will bestow the academic distinctions of summa, magna and cum laude in addition to the traditional honors of valedictorian and salutatorian. The honorifics are for students who have achieved a weighted grade point average above 4.0 by taking Advanced Placement and dual-enrollment college classes.Suma cum laude is reserved for those earning a 4.5 or better, magna cum laude applies to those with a 4.25 or better and cum laude is for those with a 4.0 or better.The last day for students is June 6, followed by the last day for teachers on June 7. Each school is hosting a slate of senior activities. For more information, visit each of the schoolsWebsites through www.keysschools.com.Commencement speakers Garcia and RascheinBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSTruck impounded in hit-and-runState troopers have impounded a pickup truck they say might be the auto that struck and killed a pedestrian walking along U.S. 1 at mile marker 5.5 Sunday morning. The driver fled.The Florida Highway Patrol says the victim was homeless and his identity isnt known. A Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy reported seeing the victim prior to his death walking at U.S. 1 and North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. Apassing motorist spotted the body alongside the road at 6:15 a.m. and called authorities. The truck impounded, based on a tip troopers received, is a 1996 GMC Sonoma owned by Joseph Symington, 33, of Big Coppitt Key, Lt. Kathleen McKinney told US1 Radio. Troopers have not said Symington was driving. Symington served three years in state prison, from November 2006 to September 2009, after being sentenced to five years on convictions of fleeing a law enforcement officer with no regard for safety, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. From 2001 to 2006, he was arrested in Monroe County 13 times. His first, on July 21, 2001, was for driving under the influence, DUI-property damage, leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license. Subsequent charges include several violations of probation, possession with intent to sell cocaine, marijuana possession, smuggling contraband into jail, aggravated battery and operating a vehicle with a revoked license-habitual offender. Troopers say they believe the vehicle that struck the homeless man was traveling northbound and swerved to the right, striking the man from behind. The victim landed on the autos windshield, then fell on the grassy shoulder of the northbound lane. After hitting the victim, the driver got back on the road, swerved to the left, crossed over the center median and into the left southbound lane of U.S. 1, then fled, troopers said. The person killed was the second pedestrian struck and killed by an auto in the Lower Keys in four days. On May 23, Donald Huskey, 69, was struck and killed at mile marker 10. The driver of the Dodge that hit him wasnt charged.There have been 12 traffic fatalities south of Florida City this year.Pedestrian struck,killed Sunday morningLOWER KEYSKeynoter Staff By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Fire,2ASee Boating,2A

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,May 29,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8578 THURS.8878 FRI.8979 SAT.9080 Forecast: Expect cloudy skies with showers and heavy rain at times. 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 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 keynoter@keynoter.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSGovernor signs Everglades billGov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed House Bill 7065 intended to maintain a tax that helps pay for cleaning water that runs off from South Florida farms into the Everglades.The measure provides $32 million a year, through a tax on growers along the northern edge of the Everglades, as part of Scotts $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. Environmental groups had fought earlier versions of the legislation, which they said threatened to limit cleanup requirements for sugar growers and would have hindered the ability of third-party groups to challenge water permits being issued to farms. News Service of Florida 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 Woman jailed forviolent episodeAKey West woman who became violent Monday night faces multiple charges, including neglecting her childs welfare, attacking the childs father and his brother, and fighting with deputies who arrived to arrest her. Marjorie Maradiaga, 24, is charged with violating a domestic-violence injunction, domestic battery, three counts of battery on law enforcement officers, resisting arrest with violence and child neglect. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says that when Detective Lissette Zuelch arrived at the trailer on Front Street at 9 p.m., she found Maradiaga holding her 11month-old infant and was visibly impaired, having trouble standing and slurring her words.Agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Zuelch asked her to hand the child over for safetys sake but Maradiaga refused. So with the help of deputies Joe Cortner and Wendy Negron, the child was taken from her mother and Maradiaga was detained as the deputies investigated what happened. Herrin said that despite the childs father having a domestic-violence injunction against Maradiaga, she showed up at the trailer, became violent and chased him down the street, hit him several times and bit his back. She also reportedly attacked the fathers brother.When she was arrested, she struggled violently with deputies as they attempted to handcuff her, Herrin said. She continued to fight as they placed her in a patrol car. Her feet had to be restrained as well as her hands, as she kicked both the deputies and the inside of the car. Once at the jail, she also fought with detention deputies and had to be placed in a special restraint chair to keep her from injuring herself or others.Cops:Child was at riskLOWER KEYS MARADIAGA Firefighter busted for cocaineAMiami man whose booking information says hes a firefighter in MiamiDade was jailed early Sunday morning in Key West on cocaine and marijuana charges. Marlon Lopez, 30, is charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Lopez was arrested at the Quality Inn at 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd. after hotel staff checked a couple in, then had to give them another room when it was discovered their first assigned room was being used by others. When a front-desk clerk went to check that first room, he found two lines of cocaine on a desk, then called city police.According to a report written by Officer Alexander Rodriguez Jr., when police arrived, they brought along K-9 Ferro, who alerted to drugs in a piece of luggage in the closet. With that, Rodriguez asked the clerk to hold the luggage up front, but he instead was able to lock the door, requiring whoever was using the room to go to the front desk to get in.I asked [the clerks] to discreetly call police when the people returned, Rodriguez said. Minutes later, Mitchell Torres, 33, of Hialeah and Stefania Moll, 22, of Miami showed up at the front desk. When Rodriguez returned, he wrote, they asked him why we were there if they just needed to get into their room. The three of them went to the room and after some questioning, Lopez showed up. Torres and Moll said the luggage containing the drugs was Lopezs. Seized were 3.1 grams of marijuana and 1.85 grams of cocaine including the two lines on the desk.Its unclear why they were all in the hotel room when the clerks said it wasnt supposed to be occupied.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said Lopez doesnt work for them. A spokesman for the Miami Fire Department didnt return a call for comment.CRIME FRONTKeynoter Staff LOPEZAT&Tholds up Druckemiller caseSentencing for Lisa Druckemiller, who pleaded guilty on March 6 to stealing electronic devices from Monroe County and reselling them, is being held up by telecommunications giant AT&T. Druckemiller, 52, pleaded admitted to grand theft and dealing in stolen property and faces up to 15 years on each count, but the State Attorneys Office recommends a two-year sentence. The countys former technical services administrator admitted stealing 52 countyowned Apple iPads and iPhones that cost taxpayers $23,311 and selling them for a combined $4,778 to friends and other employees, including County Administrator Roman Gastesi.Defense attorney Robert Cintron said hes waiting for cell-service provider AT&Tto respond to a subpoena in hopes of establishing that Gastesi activated the first device, thereby setting the tone as Druckemillers superior.I think were going to know probably by the end of the week whether AT&Tis going to comply in good faith, Cintron said. We did have a conference call with their lawyers on Thursday to try to get them to come into compliance without having to drag them into court, and it was a productive concert, but we may end up having to have a hearing with an AT&Trepresentative, he said. Cintron said hes trying to match AT&Trecords with other documents maintained by Monroe County that relate to who activated which devices Druckemiller gave away or sold, and when. Depending on what he finds, Cintron said he may depose Gastesi, although we may not ever have to take his deposition. It depends on those records. Gastesi paid Druckemiller $899 for three iPhones and an iPad worth a combined $2,325. He received a formal reprimand from the County Commission and has called the ordeal an unfortunate situation for many people. Druckemiller resigned from her county job in February 2012 shortly after the scandal broke. She had been making $78,489 annually. With her guilty plea, she lost her state pension. Chief Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin has not set a status conference or new sentencing date.Attorney says records hold key informationBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS Photo by KAREN McKEONArie Reezy Stewart was named prom king and Yelixa Larios-Lopez prom queen at Marathon High Schools recent senior prom at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key. PROM ROYALTYthe new department.But the new department is taking over the formers threeyear contract with the district. There is one year left on the contract, and Russell Yagel, the departments attorney, said his clients will do what it takes to cooperate with the district to regain the contract.Our hope is to get the contract back in April, Yagel said. Thomas, Garcias biggest critic on the commission, said he would work with the departments membership to see them put themselves in a position to get their house in order.Thomas said that the department must change its bylaws on how it elects its chief. Right now, the chief is elected by the rank-and-file members. Thomas said the board of directors should choose the chief. He also wants to see the board of directors chosen by the districts council. The board should include two non-firefighter members from the community.Its not insurmountable, Thomas said. Management has to change. Anew board of directors will help that. Most of the firefighters are working under the new EMS department, anyway.One year left on agreementFrom Fire,1AIslamoradas Whale Harbor Channel but no major problems occurred. It was pretty busy but most of the tickets were safety violations like not having enough life jackets, Dube said. AMiami man was arrested Sunday morning for reckless operation of a personal watercraft in the area. Two personal watercraft reportedly collided Sunday near Ocean Reef when they attempted to jump a boat wake at the same time. No serious injured were reported, and other details were pending at press time.PWCs crash near Ocean ReefFrom Boating,1A MEARNS Marjorie K. Mearns 1938-2013 Marjorie was born on November 8, 1938 in West Chester, PA to Ethel and Elbert Kirk. Marjorie passed away May 8, 2013. She married Frank W. Mearns in 1956. They moved to Marathon in 1969 and purchased the Kingsail Motel. They sold the motel in 1981, semi-retired and continued to reside in Marathon until her passing. Marjorie was very involved with this community. She helped Kay Gradick start organized girls sports at Marathon High School in the early 1970s. She was a member of Marathon Vol. Fire Rescue for 12 years. She served on numerous boards to include the Guidance Clinic board, Marathon City Council, Save A Turtle, and the Pigeon Key Foundation. Her favorite hobbies were playing tennis and singing. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank Mearns of Marathon, her brother John Kirk of Malvern, Pa, her sister Nancy Christensen of Hoschton, Ga., her sons: Randy and Kerwyn Mearns of Marathon, her grandchildren: Kacey Mearns of Gainesville, Fl, Michael Mearns of Marathon, Kaelin Mearns of Orlando, Fl, Jaime Otero of New Bern, NC, Jodi Daily of Big Sky, Mt, Jenna Graham of Clarkesville, Ga, Hunter McCutcheon of Clarkesville, Ga, Christian Mearns of Tacoma, Wa, her great grandchildren: Georgia Otero, Emily, Avery, and Elliot Graham, and Andrew Mearns. She was preceeded in death by her daughter Kathi McCutcheon, formerly of Clarkesville, Ga. A Celebration of Life will take place on June 7 at 6:30 PM at the Kirk of the Keys church followed by a reception at the new Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill located behind the Holiday Inn Express. Please, please dress code is keys casual. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pigeon Key Foundation P.O. Box 500130, Marathon, FL or to Save-A-Turtle.or g County Administrator Roman Gastesi paid Druckemiller $899 for three iPhones and an iPad worth a combined $2,325. He received a formal reprimand from the County Commission.

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Wednesday,May 29,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Clock ticking on assisted-living planAs lease negotiations with a developer hoping to build an assisted/independent living facility in Key West approach a city-mandated June 28 deadline, the Key West City Commission is considering several options.As outlined by City Attorney Shawn Smith at a May 20 meeting, the deadline for the Florida Assisted Care Coalition to get a lease from the city for Truman Waterfront land could hit and the project could fade away.Or negotiations with the would-be developer, Wendover Housing, could continue, just without the input of the coalition. That group has been working for a decade to secure a lease with the city and find a developer. In this case, the coalition selected Wendover but the placeholder lease lapses next month barring a development application to the city. That wont happen, Smith said, adding that he could continue lease negotiations directly with Wendover managing partner Jeff Sharkey. On May 20, the advisory Truman Waterfront Advisory Board voted 6-0 to recommend the City Commission continue working toward realizing the proposed 110-unit housing complex on three acres of the Truman Waterfront.Smith also suggested bringing in an analyst to review Wendovers financing and operational projections to make sure it works.In 2007, voters approved a referendum to lease the public land to a private developer for assisted and independent apartments for seniors. For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Office Depot on the moveOne of Marathons largest retailers is preparing for a major downsizing this fall. Office Depot, which has occupied 20,000 square feet in the shopping center at 107th Street and U.S. 1 since 1998, is moving to a roughly 7,000-square-foot space on the other side of town.Brian Schmitt, owner of the local Coldwell Banker franchise, said the company has signed a long-term lease for at least 20 years at the postoffice shopping center near mile marker 50 oceanside.Its a company strategy. The Internet is changing the entire retail landscape, so theyre trying to become more focused and efficient with what their primary businesses are, Schmitt said. I think their move date is Sept. 1.Acall to Office Depot corporate headquarters in Boca Raton for comment was not returned. American Caribbean Real Estate most recently occupied Office Depots new space as it reconstructed its building across from Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Before that, it was a furniture store. Schmitt said Office Depot is already in the midst of significant upgrades to the space. It will have an open layout and new bathrooms, he said. Marathon Planning Director George Garrett said hes been meeting with Office Depot representatives out of Miami. The office supply giant has already received a demolition permit, and Marathon-based Keys Contracting Services is working on the property.Theyre in the process of doing some permitting, Garrett said. They still owe us some revisions on their interior plans; its simple stuff.Garrett said the space is well under the 10,000square-foot threshold that would require public hearings before the citys Planning Commission or City Council. Meanwhile, Schmitt said hes negotiating with several companies to lease Office Depots current space. Its Marathons fifth largest commercial space. Ive got plenty of people that want it; that wont be a problem. It will not be vacant, Schmitt said. He declined to elaborate on potential lessees, but did say the space is too small for a traditional grocery story. Winn-Dixie was originally in that space before moving closer to mile marker 50. It might accommodate a Whole Foods or boutiquestyle [grocery store], but not an Albertsons or Sedanos or anything like that, he said.Marathon store is downsizing at new spaceBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon-based Keys Contracting Services performs demolition work in the future home of Office Depot.The office supply giant is downsizing from its 20,000-square-foot location to 7,000 square feet near mile marker 50.FWC: Drop 3 Keys animals from listThree of seven Florida Keys reptiles being reviewed for protection by the state should be dropped from the roster of imperiled species, say reports from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Two of those Lower Keys species the red rat snake and peninsula ribbon snake may have some unique coloration but the species appear to be genetically similar to related snakes, says a report summary released in early May. The striped mud turtle of the Lower Keys should be removed from the protected list because its population numbers have increased and much of its wetland habitat already is safeguarded, according to the state recommendation.On the other side, the FWC urges adding the Florida Keys mole skink to the protected list, largely due to loss of habitat needed by the shy reptile. Other Lower Keys reptiles the Florida brown snake, the Key ringneck snake and the rimrock crowned snake should keep their spots on a list of state threatened species, biologists reported. The seven reptiles were among 13 species to receive updated action-plan reports that are now open to public comment through June 20. See Imperiled Species at www.myfwc.com .Floridas conservation model, revised in 2010, first requires preparing biological status reviews for 60 imperiled species, which lead to specific plans intended to safeguard the mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates suspected of being threatened.Among the latest and final group of plans put out for public comment is pillar coral, which in the United States is mostly limited to Florida Keys waters.Pillar coral is considered rare on many reefs.... Because pillar coral is vulnerable to many threats including climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, disease, hurricanes, sedimentation, poor water quality, coastal construction activities, and physical damage caused by boats, anchors, and abandoned fishing gear, its population has been steadily decreasing in Florida over the last several decades, says the species report.ENVIRONMENTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com

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As one construction project wraps up at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West this week, crews are standing by to begin another round of work on the opposite side of the building.Monroe County Project Management Director Jerry Barnett said he was inspecting the $600,000 conversion of former storage space in the back of the Freeman Justice Center into new offices for the Monroe County Drug Court.The 2,500-square-foot space will house both Drug Court itself and Drug Courts administrative offices, which are now based in New Town.During the roughly six months of construction, the block of Thomas Street behind the building was closed to traffic, leading to congestion along Southard Street. Traffic flow is now back to normal.The construction was done by D.L. Porter Constructors Inc. of Sarasota. Were going through the punch lists and trying to finish it out, Barnett said. Once everything is reviewed and deemed OK, Drug Court will move from the adjacent Jefferson Browne Courthouse fronting Whitehead Street. Florida has a pioneering system of drug courts designed to treat addiction rather than channel offenders into the correctional system. After two decades in Monroe County, more than 1,700 people have successfully completed the program. Next up, said Barnett: Were going to set up the lobby expansion project. Well be building the walls to make the lobby bigger. When its really hot out or raining and they have jury selection, the people have to wait in line outside, Barnett said. That $295,000 contract was awarded to Summerland Key-based contractor Sea Tech of the Florida Keys. Barnett said work would start in June and take probably three or four months. Its hard to tell when youre remodeling.When the $18.1 million Freeman Justice Center opened in 2008, it immediately became apparent that the lobby and security screening area were not large enough to accommodate influxes of potential jurors, often 50 to 100 people, causing lines.The lobby expansion wont be noticeable from outside the building, Barnett said, because the bulk of the work involves removing a concrete wall and foundation from the parking garage interior.The 52,000-square-foot Freeman Justice Center was conceived in the early 1990s and at the time expected to cost around $4 million. After around 15 years of construction, the 2005 firing of architect Jose Gonzalez and litigation with contractor Tower Group, the final price tag came in at more than four times the original estimate. The building is named for Shirley and Billy Freeman. Shirley is a former county commissioner and Billy was a long-serving Keys sheriff. KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,May 29,2013 New Drug Court set to open$600K project puts operations in one placeBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYMonroe County administrators this week will inspect a six-month,$600,000 renovation of Monroe County Drug Court offices at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West.The program is currently run out of the adjacent Jefferson Browne Courthouse on Whitehead Street.Input wanted for Duval as a mallKey West officials today will restart flickering discussions about turning at least part of Key Wests iconic Duval Street into a pedestrian thoroughfare with no vehicles allowed.The most recent step begins today at 3 p.m. not 5 p.m. as the city previously said in Old City Hall on Greene Street and will involve staff from the citys Planning Department and the citys adhoc Duval Street Committee.In December, Commissioner Tony Yaniz spearheaded a 6-1 vote directing the Planning Department to spend six months requesting detailed information and advice about the potential aesthetic, economic and public safety impacts if Duval Street is turned into a pedestrian mall. Yaniz envisions a pedestrian-only Duval as akin to Lincoln Road in Miami Beach or Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. In 2011, Commissioner Jimmy Weekley worked with Duval Street business owners on a plan for a cafe zone that would allow restaurants in the 500 and 600 blocks to set up streetside seating on Saturdays. Although the idea was entertained at the commission level a number of times, ongoing complaints, largely from business owners who wouldnt be included in the trial, led to it being shelved.Weekley, chairman of the Duval Street Committee, said todays public session would provide a venue to inform future City Commission decisions. He acknowledged his previous unsuccessful attempt at closing Duval to vehicles.Theres not any support to do that but something has to be done, he said. Its popular and people come but we need to make sure its also good for the residents.Commissioner Billy Wardlow has come out against making all or part of Duval Street a pedestrian mall, citing the impact on already congested traffic along Whitehead and Simonton streets.In its current configuration, complete with tour vehicles, delivery trucks, pedicabs, mopeds, bikes and walkers, Duval attained the American Planning Associations designation as one of the nations 10 Great Streets for 2012. The thoroughfare was cited for its wood-framed Victorian structures, mixed use and the unique geography of the one-mile stretch, which connects the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.In the past, some have opposed itBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Forty-five students in Richard Russells commercial fishing course have completed an eight-week boating safety and seamanship course.It was combined effort of Russell and U.S.Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jaret C.Mats from Station Islamorada.Petty officers and Jim Marcotte were the instructors.BOATING-CLASS GRADUATES Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos

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Aproposed rule published Friday would increase the overall yellowtail-snapper harvest to levels raised hurriedly in November when it seemed a looming closure would idle about 100 commercial boats in the Florida Keys during the peak winter season. The National Marine Fisheries Service now proposes to establish an annual catch limit of 3 million pounds of whole yellowtail, up from 2.2 million pounds. Allocation for the commercial segment would rise by nearly 460,000 pounds, to 1.59 million pounds of yellowtail. The Keys reportedly bring in about 90 percent of Floridas annual yellowtail catch. The winter months are the most lucrative for fishermen because of visitor demand for snapper. Last September, a commercial South Atlantic limit of 1.14 million pounds on yellowtail was estimated to be reached in midSeptember. That would have closed ended commercial harvests through December. Recreational yellowtail fishing would not have been affected. Ayellowtail population report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission finished in mid2012 indicated that the species was not in danger of being overfished. Earlier catch limits on yellowtail were considered very conservative, and adopted before a more thorough population assessment was completed. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register.Grouper changeFederal fishery managers seek to remove other shallow-water grouper species from rules specifically affecting overfished gag grouper. Aregulation adopted in 2009 now halts most commercial fishing for all shallow-water grouper when the catch limit for gag grouper is reached. The revision released Friday says fishing for red, black and other grouper species would be allowed to continue even if fishing for gag grouper is closed under catch limits. Under the 2009 rule, other grouper species were closed to prevent accidental bycatch of gag grouper. New information suggests this measure is not as effective as previously thought, a federal report says.This proposed change on gag grouper rules does not affect the standing winter closure for other shallowwater groupers during spawning season. To comment before June 24 on the proposed rule changes, go to www.regula tions.gov or the South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils website, www.safmc.net .Feds propose raising catch to 3M poundsKEYS FISHERIESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comScott signs no-texting lawIt may not be the strongest law, but texting while driving will be prohibited in Florida starting Oct. 1. Gov. Rick Scott signed the watered-down ban into law on Tuesday at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School in Miami. The ban prohibits motorists from using cell phones to text or email while operating a car in most circumstances. The in most circumstances, however, is critical. Drivers can continue to use phones for navigation, weather and to listen to the radio, and they can also use talk-to-text devices such as the iPhones Siri. Law enforcement officials, meanwhile, can pull a driver over only if he she has committed some other infraction such as speeding. They also cannot require motorists to hand over their phone as proof theyve been texting or e-mailing. That means enforcing the ban, which carries a firsttime fine of $30, could be difficult. Still, supporters say its a critical first step that can impact the habits of Floridas 14 million licensed drivers, akin to the seatbelt legislation of the 1980s. What I want is for mothers and dads to be able to say Dont forget, dont text while driving, its against the law, said Senate sponsor Sen. Nancy Detert (RVenice). I can guarantee you none of your children is going to pull down the Florida state statutes and say, Boy, its only a second offense.Either we have a law or we dont have a law.With Scotts signature, Florida becomes the 40th state to ban texting while driving. Scott signed the bill into law surrounded by Florida Highway Patrol troopers and near a sign that read texting & driving ... it can wait.Last week, Scott vetoed $1 million for a marketing campaign explaining the ban. As a father and a grandfather, texting while driving is something that concerns me when my loved ones are on the road, Scott said. Texting contributed to 180 crashes in Florida in 2011, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. But determining the extent of the problem in the state has been difficult. More than 100,000 crashes a year involve drivers who are texting, according to the National Safety Council. Astudy by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee conducted between 2007 and 2010 found that the ban was not as effective in states with weaker texting laws, and that the most-effective ban was outlawing cell phones entirely. The study also found that while crashes initially decreased after a ban, the decrease did not last.Rochelle Koff writes for the Herald/Times Tallahassee bureau.Enforcement will prove problematicBy ROCHELLE KOFFON THE ROAD GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551

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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,May 29,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALAn ominous mark set for climateLETTERS TO THE EDITORNew city unnecessaryRecently there has been talk and meetings discussing creating Key Largo into a municipality. After reading many of the articles and comments from those for and against this issue, I find some of the reasoning behind incorporation to be confusing. First, the suggestion that Key Largo can be incorporated and not have an impact of higher taxes is absurd. The last time it failed, in 1999, was mainly due to the fact that Ocean Reef was exempt from annexation and there would not be enough tax base to support the incorporation. If taxes wont go higher, then what difference would it make? Second, the most recent comments about Key Largo paying into the county more than it receives back again is absurd. No tax-base community gets back more than it pays in because there is an overhead cost of this layer of government that takes its cut of the money first. All of the people, trucks, buildings, etc., arent free. Third, what could another layer of government do to help the community? Look at Islamorada (no offense). How long did it take them to decide to partner with the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District for sewers? Years, and that should have been a no-brainer decision. They spent more than $250,000 to investigate the decision. That was money well spent. We dont need any more government, and for those looking into this, dont ask for money to support an exploratory committee. George Bain Key LargoGovernment not helpingThere was an interesting letter to the editor in the May 25 Keynoter by Ed Putz, a former owner of the Maytag Laundromat in Marathon. He described how the now-closed Laundromat lost a good portion of its business due to competition from the City of Marathon Marina laundry. This is a textbook case of government competition crowding out free enterprise. To run a business, the proprietor takes financial risks but when the government competes for the same customers, there is no risk because if the governments business fails, the taxpayers are there to bail them out. There seems to be a lot of that going around these days. Anyway, we now learn that the city of Marathon wants to build a new city hall, which will incorporate a facility that can accommodate seating for 200 people for conventions and special events. My question is: When is the business community going to wake up and oppose this idea? If you run a business and government becomes your competitor, youre in trouble. Jack Berrigan MarathonMore support for concertsOnce again, we were given a beautiful concert by the Marathon High School and Middle School Band. Under the direction of Joe Rayhill, they presented an evening of music that was simply awesome. Each concert I attend, I am so proud of these young people. I wish more teachers, parents and people in the community would attend these free concerts in support. I know you would be so proud to see our up-and-coming musicians perform. They touched my heart and I look forward to the next concert. Thank you to Mr. Rayhill and the students I also want to remind everyone of Music Camp at St. Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon the last week of July. Please bring your children to learn about music, instruments and singing. Lots of fun and a concert in the end. Again, thanks to the musicians of Marathon Middle and High School and Principal Hammond Gracy for having these programs for our community. They were absolutely great. Linda Lee Byars MarathonCarbon dioxide levels reach a critical stage, threatening how we liveMilestones are usually to be cheered, but not the one the world reached at 8 p.m. May 9. For the first time in millions of years, the level of carbon dioxide in the Earths atmosphere reached above 400 parts per million. So what, you say? Its just a bunch of scientific numbers. Not really. What these numbers tell us is that within 25 years, if we continue to produce CO2 at our present rate, we can expect significant alterations in our climate. Our seas will rise as the Earth heats up more in summer, melting the ice caps. Storms both the summer and winter kinds will get more extreme. As the amount of CO2 in oceans increases, more dead zones in offshore waters will spread. What such changes will most affect, hands down, is the global economy. And one of the major economic casualties of rising sea levels and increasing temperatures will be Florida. Sure, 25 years from now the waves wont be lapping at Disney Worlds gates, but they will be washing away more of our wonderful, tourist-dollar-luring beaches. Coastal citiesdrinking water supplies will suffer bigger saltwater intrusions, and residents in those cities will be in a gradual retreat from the encroaching tides. This doesnt have to be the inevitable scenario. Not if Washington would stop its political infighting and finally start to listen to its own scientists. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the CO2 milestone after recording the numbers at its monitor on Mauna Loa in Hawaii May 9. NOAAhas been tracking CO2 levels there for more than 50 years. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego confirmed NOAAs findings, with its scientists issuing warnings that we are quickly losing the possibility of keeping the climate below what we consider tolerable. (Later, NOAAadjusted its reading slightly to 399.89, but the Scripps Institute said its reading remained just above 400.) Bluntly put: Our window of opportunity for reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions is about to slam shut. What a terrible legacy we will leave if Washington cant very soon find consensus on developing and making practical alternatives to the continued use of fossil fuels, particularly oil. There have been steps taken in fits and starts over the years. The Obama administration took a big one by increasing emission standards in vehicles.But whats in doubt is what more President Obama can initiate to curb greenhouse gases in a Congress that cant, or simply wont, agree with him on much of anything.The only thing that will force Congresshand may be pressure lots of it from those who do listen to the governments scientists. Topping that list should be Floridas leaders. The Sunshine State has so much to lose in the climate-change era. Gov. Rick Scott, are you listening? The Miami HeraldWayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. Regarding your May 18 editorial, Time to concede electricity fight: It is a shame that the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by No Name Key homeowners to connect their homes to the utility grid were not applied directly toward their goal of greater comfort and a smaller carbon footprint. The power poles alone cost $650,000. Add the legal fees and personal expenses of the 25 homes fighting for grid power, and at least $25,000 and perhaps $40,000 could have been applied to retrofitting each of those homes with additional insulation, efficient roofing and windows, EnergyStar appliances, LED lighting, ductless air conditioning and additional photovoltaics (PV), greatly reducing or eliminating the need for generators. The technology is mainstream and readily available. Significant comfort improvements were possible with their huge grid-advocacy budget. Instead, many unimproved homes on No Name Key will soon power their less-efficient homes from the fossilfuel and nuclear grid. Steve Grasley, a local environmentally enlightened engineer, outlined for No Name Key a feasible alternative in the form of a state-of-the-art mini-grid that invested in solar panels and efficiency rather than attorneys and power poles. His firm, Solaria, designed an off-grid, 13-home community in Key Largo, and his own comfortable PVpowered home meets its power needs.The U.S. Department of Energy has sponsored the Solar Decathlon competition biannually since 2005, in which 20 universities design, construct and then open for public tours off-grid homes that are affordable, attractive and easy to live in; that maintain comfortable and healthy indoor environmental conditions; supply energy to household appliances for cooking, cleaning and entertainment; provide adequate hot water; and produce as much or more energy than they consume. My wife was a member of the 2005 Florida International University team.The University of Maryland won the 2011 competition with its WaterShed home. The next competition will be in Irvine, Calif., from Oct. 3 through 13. Attend or follow it online to learn what was possible on No Name Key.It was no surprise the Public Service Commission approved the retro grid for No Name Key. This same organization fought successfully in 2009 to limit Floridas power companiesefficiencyimprovement requirements to a paltry 1.2 percent over 10 years. By contrast, Texasgoal is 20 percent improvement over three years, while a 2009 McKinsey report showed that cost-effective, commercially available technology could easily deliver 23 percent today.One of the nonsensical final arguments in the No Name Key commercial power debate focused on the supposed disparity between Monroe Countys comprehensive plan, which states utility infrastructure to No Name Key is discouraged, while the land development regulations prohibit the infrastructure. Can somebody explain to me how that minor incongruity resulted in utility infrastructure being approved for No Name Key? Neither word could be construed to mean allow, encourage or facilitate.Pro-grid advocates argued that leadacid batteries are environmentally hazardous. They are only if theyre dumped instead of taking advantage of their 98 percent recycling rate by swapping old for new with retailers who are required to accept them. Furthermore, if they are smart, their soon-to-be grid-tied systems will still utilize batteries to power their homes when the grid power fails.Another absurd argument was they should be allowed to sell their excess photovoltaic electricity to Keys Energy Services. If their systems produce a significant net surplus of energy, what do they need the grid for? At most, a properly designed residential PVsystem might sell $100 of excess power a year, which pales in comparison to the money spent to install the grid. Since hundreds of thousands of dollars would have purchased ample comfort and its irrational to argue the huge cost is to facilitate selling pennies of electricity, potential future development must be the motivation, where the expense becomes a business write-off.Nevertheless, where the grid already exists, I strongly endorse interconnecting photovoltaic systems. I hope all who fought for it will purchase and install a grid-tied inverter to replace their offgrid inverter, an external isolation device and an extra electric meter to measure the inverter output, as required by Keys Energy Services in order to connect to their grid.Finally, Alicia Putney is a hero, a role model and, along with her deceased husband Mick, a visionary. Defending the law and our Monroe County comprehensive plan was neither easy, nor fun. Many in the Keys admire her and appreciate her tireless defense of the institutions that protect our quality of life, for which I publicly thank her. Additionally, I thank the County Commission and staff for their support of our collective principles.John Hammerstrom lives in Tavernier. In 2002, he and his wife were the first customers in Monroe County to sign a utility interconnection agreement, when the photovoltaic system of their certified Florida Green Home was connected to the existing Florida Keys Electric Cooperative grid.GUEST COLUMNNo Name homeowners missed a huge opportunity HAMMERSTROM Cuba Internet expandsAnew branch of the Venezuela-to-Cuba undersea fiber-optic cable has reportedly come online, linking the island to nearby Jamaica, increasing Cubas potential international communications bandwidth and providing a backup for the main line.Doug Madory of Internet analysis firm Renesys told the Associated Press on May 21 that he detected new traffic between Cuban state telecom monopoly Etecsa and Cable & Wireless Jamaica beginning May 13. Theyre gaining some physical diversity there, so if something were to happen to the main segment going to Venezuela, then they have this backup, Madory said. The ALBA-1 cable strung from Venezuela to Siboney Beach in eastern Cuba went online in January, nearly two years after it was completed. Previously, Cuba, which has the lowest online connectivity rates in the Western Hemisphere, had no hardwired connection and relied solely on plodding satellite links. It was not clear how much the new cable would augment Internet capacity, but island officials have boasted in the past that the ALBA-1 project would bring a 3,000fold boost. From a technical standpoint, these are good steps to increase their connectivity to the world and hopefully one day get off of satellite, Madory said. Some of the islands rare high-speed Internet connections have improved noticeably, though dial-up users have seen little appreciable gain so far. In the wake of the ALBA1s arrival, analysts and the government have said Cuba still has much work to do building networks to deliver that connection to end users. It will be necessary to invest in internal telecommunications infrastructure, Etecsa said in January. It added that it plans gradual growth of a service that we offer mostly for free and with social aims in mind.Just 2.9 percent of Cubans said they have access to the full Internet, according to the most recent government statistics, though outside analysts say the figure is probably between 5 and 10 percent, accounting for unreported black-market sales of dial-up minutes. About 16 percent have access to a limited domestic intranet.Most Cubans who go online do so through school or work accounts. Home dial-up access is prohibitively expensive for the vast majority.Its a backup to original Venezuela lineBy PETER ORSIAssociated PressCUBA YOUTH LEADERSHIP MONTH Key West Mayor Craig Cates declares May Youth Leadership Month in the city on May 21.Specifically,he cited students in the new Tree Club at Horace OBryant Middle School who want to create a wildlife habitat at their school.Also honored were students who competed in the third annual Key West Botanical Gardens Go Green Science Fair and Key West High students who recently competed in their first state competition with a solar charger they designed.In addition,members of Florida Keys Community Colleges Environmental Club volunteer regularly to remove tons of trash from mangroves and beaches.For many more community photos,check out our newest gallery at www.KeysNet.com

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Two threats that once loomed large over the summer travel season massive flight delays because of air traffic controller furloughs and skyrocketing gas prices have vaporized, leaving predictions of relatively smooth sailing, flying and driving ahead.As the economy continues to recover and consumers are more comfortable spending rather than saving, experts believe that spells good news for the travel season that kicked off with Memorial Day weekend.The holiday weekend itself was not expected to set any records: The AAAforecast numbers similar to last year, with 34.8 million Americans expected to travel between Thursday and Monday.But for the summer season, surveys show more people are expected to take a vacation on the road and in the air this year than last, and gas prices are projected to be about 16 cents a gallon less than a year ago. Even airfare to many top summer destinations has dropped compared to 2012, though airlines continue to tack on extra fees and hotels are charging more for rooms.In the Florida Keys, hoteliers anticipate that the solid business theyve been seeing for the last couple of years will continue, said Andy Newman, spokesman for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.Weve had a really good shoulder season much, much better than expected and anticipate that that continues throughout the summer, he said. Hopefully, we get lucky and the storms stay away. All in all, taking into consideration airfare is down and hotels are up, its a bit of a wash for travelers, said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor of Orbitz.com. She warned that some travelers might be taken aback by extra fees that airlines are charging for everything from carry-on bags to seats with more legroom. Thats one of the big things that ends up costing people more, she said. Still, surveys show travelers are willing to part with more cash this year. Asurvey from travel site TripAdvisor said 25 percent of summer travelers expect to spend more on vacation this year, while 53 percent will spend the same.For so many years, weve been saying the economy, the economy,? said Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel.com. I dont know if that matters as much anymore. People are making it work.The TripAdvisor survey says 30 percent of those polled said they intended to travel over Memorial Day weekend, a 6 percent increase over last year, and 86 percent plan to take a leisure trip over the summer, a jump of 7 percent. Airlines for America, an industry trade organization, said U.S. airlines are expected to carry nearly 209 million passengers between June and August. Thats up 1 percent; the group believes higher household net worth, increased corporate profits and a break in the price of fuel are factors in the increase. Of the 209 million, the forecast calls for a record 27 million people to travel internationally.One of those is Elizabeth Perez-Gurri, 24, of Pinecrest.After deciding with two best friends to visit Europe this summer, the group settled on Greece because its economic woes translated to good deals.In July, Perez-Gurri will fly to Athens and then Santorini, travel within the country on inexpensive ferries and stay in apartments instead of hotels to save money.In-state travel is also important to South Florida and destination promoters are making the effort to lure people within driving distance. The Florida Keys are running several in-state marketing efforts. Aradio campaign will target potential visitors from Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers. TV ads will run throughout the state. And a team from MiamiDades tourism bureau took a bus last week bearing images of the destination to cities including Naples, Tampa and Orlando to promote Miami as a summer option for Floridians. Wednesday,May 29,2013 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com ISLAND VILLA GENERALCONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATIONWe can build ANYTHING ... COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 81681 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com Business Group flags sunscreen ratingsSunbathers will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves this summer that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use. But despite those longawaited changes, many sunscreens continue to carry SPF ratings that some experts consider misleading and potentially dangerous, according to a consumer watchdog group. Asurvey of 1,400 sunscreen products by the Environmental Working Group finds that most products meet new federal requirements put in place last December. The rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban terms like waterproof, which regulators consider misleading, and require that sunscreens filter out both ultraviolet A and B rays. Previously, some products blocked only UVB rays, which cause most sunburn, while providing little protection against UVArays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer and wrinkles. Despite that broader protection, one in seven products reviewed by the watchdog group boasted sun protection factor, or SPF, ratings above 50, which have long been viewed with skepticism by experts. In part, thats because SPF numbers like 100 or 150 can give users a false sense of security, leading them to stay in the sun long after the lotion has stopped protecting their skin. Many consumers assume that SPF 100 is twice as effective as SPF 50, but dermatologists say the difference between the two is actually negligible. Where an SPF 50 product might protect against 97 percent of sunburn-causing rays, an SPF 100 product might block 98.5 percent of those rays. The high SPF numbers are just a gimmick, says Marianne Berwick, professor of epidemiology at the University of New Mexico. Most people really dont need more than an SPF 30 and they should reapply it every couple of hours. Berwick says sunscreen should be used in combination with hats, clothing and shade, which provide better protection against ultraviolet radiation. Some dermatologists say there may be some rationale for using higher SPF sunscreens, since users often dont apply enough of the lotion to get its full effect. The challenge is that beyond 50, the increase in UVprotection is relatively small, says Henry Lim, chair of dermatology at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The SPF number indicates the amount of sun exposure needed to cause sunburn on sunscreen-protected skin compared with unprotected skin. For example, a SPF rating of 30 means it would take the person 30 times longer to burn wearing sunscreen than with exposed skin. There is a popular misconception that the SPF figure relates to a certain number of hours spent in the sun. However this is incorrect, since the level of exposure varies by geography, time of day and skin complexion. The FDAitself said in 2011 that labeling a product with a specific SPF value higher than 50 would be misleading to the consumer. At the time the agency proposed capping all SPF values at 50 because there is not sufficient data to show that products with SPF values higher than 50 provide greater protection for users.Professor says theyre merely a gimmickBy MATTHEW PERRONEAssociated PressCONSUMERSSummertravel risesKeys are among areas promoting in-state visitsBy HANNAH SAMPSONhsampson@MiamiHerald.comTOURISM Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this June 14,2011 file photo,Alivia Parker,21 months, runs through circles of spraying water on a 100-degree day in Montgomery,Ala.Parker is wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 100.

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MAY 29,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Kill the ump! Actually,that might no longer work if an inventors ball-and-strikes machine succeeds. Story, 3B Summer camps The selection of summer camps in the Keys runs the gamut from science programs to art sessions. Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Westwood edges the ConchsAs a full moon rose in the distance, the Key West High defense with assistant coach J.P. Garcias stand your ground ringing in its ears pulled off two goal-line stands Friday night in the Conchs spring game against Fort Pierce Westwood at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.Athird, however, was not in the cards, and the Conchs, who had only 28 players available, lost, 8-7.With a lot of players going both ways, I really liked our effort it was outstanding, said coach Johnny Hughes, whose new no-huddle offense produced 55 rushing plays.Key West missed a chance to take the lead in the first quarter when quarterback Andrew Freeman threw a 21-yard pass into the end zone that Jack Gruba failed to catch. Gavin Mock then hit the left upright of the goal posts on a field-goal attempt. Gruba, a tight end/linebacker, redeemed himself in the second quarter when his interception led to a 45-yard drive that ended when Freeman lofted a wobbly 14yard pass that Gruba caught for a touchdown. In the third quarter, with the Conchs still ahead, 7-0, they stopped Westwood at the 1-yard line on a fourthand-three play. But Key West immediately fumbled to give the ball back to the visitors on the 2. Two false-start penalties ensued the officials paced off six yards instead of five each time that pushed Westwood back to the 14. But the Panthers were soon back on the 1 for a fourthdown run that was stopped by Laurence Marius.That fired up the Conch sideline, which included Donald Roberts and Norman Lopez, members of last seasons team who are bound for Pierce College in Los Angeles.Early in the fourth, Westwood had yet another first-and-goal, and this time the Panthers scored. They added a two-point conversion to take an 8-7 lead. With 2:50 left, Key West, led by the running of Mehki Sargent, John Pozzi and Freeman, went on a long drive. Pozzi, a converted lineman who surprised the heck out of Hughes, bulled 23 yards up the middle to put the Conchs on the Westwood 6 with 22 seconds left. With the crowd in an uproar, Freeman rolled out to his left, retreating until he was sacked. Time ran out before the Conchs could get off a final play. The game ended in agony for Conch lineman Kenneth Sagan, who, with his father and trainer Richard Fuentes bending over him, writhed with pain in his left shoulder.Sagan pounded the turf with his right hand in frustration as the teams shook hands and Fort Pierce Westwood, which won one game last fall, celebrated like it had won the Super Bowl.Last-minute effort doesnt bring victoryBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST FOOTBALLWith Laurence Marius leading the way, Key Wests Mehki Sargent runs for a big gain against Fort Pierce Westwood in Friday nights spring game.Photo by BERT BUDDEKeys riderrevs his futureOne trip to Hialeahs Miami Motocross Park was all it took for 8-year-old Marathon resident Ivan Aldama Jr. Six months after riding a motorcycle for the first time, the youngster is set to compete next month in a qualifying race that could advance him to a national championship race in Gainesville. Aldama Jr. placed third overall in a May 11-12 competition at the Thundercross Motocross Park in Okeechobee, and followed that up shortly with a seventh-place finish at the Loretta Lynn National Qualifier, also held at Thundercross, to qualify for the Loretta Lynns Southeast Youth Regional on June 22 and 23 in Gainesville.Aldama Jr. made that first trip to Miami Motocross with his father, Ivan Sr., and several friends. His father rode motocross in his native Cuba before coming to the U.S. and said he planned to only introduce his son to the sport.To the other boys, it was fun trip to Miami, but riding sparked a passion in Ivan Jr. that hasnt let up. His father says he never could have imagined how serious his son would be about riding.In the second month [after starting], he was already racing and competing and placing, Ivan Sr. said.In fact, the boy rides well enough that Miami Motocross, whose owners are family friends from Cuba, sponsors Ivan Jr. on the race circuit. The park outfits him with gear, clothing and, most importantly, motorcycles.Athird-grader at Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon, Aldama Jr. competes on 50CC motorcycles in the age 7-9 group. Hes even raced and placed against 65CC bikes.And not just anyone can show up for the races Aldama Jr. has been taking part in. Hes earned points over the past six months at various races to secure the chance to advance. Everything started like a game for him but he took it seriously, Aldama Sr. said. His son takes it serious enough that Aldama Sr. has been willing, along with friends and family, to make a significant financial commitment to his sons racing. Ive spent in the last six months, like $50,000 easy, he said. Right now a lot of people help me.Aldama Jr. has raced in roughly 30 races since picking up the sport six months ago. Many were in the Miami area, but hes also raced in Tennessee and North Carolina, among other places.For the long trips, Aldama Sr. says he tows a large trailer around with his sons gear and three bikes. Aldama Jr. is slated to meet his racing hero, threetime defending AMA Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto, at next months race in Gainesville. Aldama Sr. says the two communicate via Instagram. Aldama Sr. knows motocross and says hes willing to make sacrifices because he believes his son has a future in racing. This last race I really saw hes got a future in it, Aldama Sr. said.Aldama finds quick success on the trackBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comRACING Photos courtesy IVAN ALDAMA SR.Marathon resident Ivan Aldama Jr.and his dad,Ivan Sr.,celebrate the youngsters first racing victory at the Miami Motocross Park.The 8-year-old picked up racing six months ago and won this trophy within two months.Above,he executes a 40to 50-foot jump on his 50CC motorcycle. Put tarpon on this weeks listLast week we talked about the possible effects of the full moon that occurred over the weekend.Well, the Polalo worms did hatch at Bahia Honda at least and the hatch elicited quite the tarpon frenzy. Keep in mind, when the tarpon are feasting on the worms, theyre not very interested in your baits. This week, we should be back to the excellent tarpon fishing we were enjoying prior to the hatch.The full moon did not seem to impact the snapper bite in a positive way. There was mostly an absence of muttons over the weekend. The yellowtails were on the small side, but the bite was very good and should remain so. The best areas are in 35 to 70 feet of water.However, there were good numbers of very large mangrove snapper in the bay, with some fish approaching four pounds. Nice-size seatrout spiced the catches.The offshore dolphin bite slowed during the full moon, with sparse catches of mostly schoolies coming back to the docks. This fishing should improve in the coming days and weeks.The weeks bestAngler Don DeLeon of Miami took the honors for largest bull and cow dolphin (combined weight 67.16 pounds) in the Florida Keys Dolphin Championship Friday and Saturday. DeLeon fished with Capt. Brian Cone on the Contagious out of Islamorada.Capt. Larry Bell and mate Alex Bell of Blue Magic Charters out of Keys Fisheries in Marathon fished the Myers family from Vero Beach. They caught a dozen or so dolphin and released many undersized fish. Frequent Captain Pips customer Dave Harmon from Jensen Beach fished aboard the Pips 36 with Capt. Howard Kelley and mate Don Roberts over the weekend. They landed and released a white marlin. And on the Papa Pips Capt. Chris Klimas fished a group from Palm City that brought in a nice bunch of dolphin. The SeaSquared crew did one offshore trip last week and came back with a good bunch of dolphin along with a tilefish. On the reef, our anglers did very well with limits of decent-size yellowtails. Two groups targeted tarpon and sharks. And the Grant family fished in Florida Bay, where they caught large mangrove snapper and sea trout. Capt. Moe Mottice of Moes Custom Charters in Key West spent much of the past week offshore in 160 to 450 feet of water where his anglers caught lots of schoolie dolphin with blackfin tuna and the occasional wahoo mixed in. Inshore, he targeted tarpon, with mackerel, snapper and sharks along to provide entertainment and good eats.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity returns Thursday to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47 bayside in Marathon. The contest runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (new summer hours) and will benefit the Friends of Old Seven. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters.c om and http://Facebook.com /MarathonFishing The full moon slows fishing for dolphinFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSDave Harmon (left) from Jensen Beach shows a prized white marlin caught and released with Capt.Howard Kelley out of Captain Pips Marina in Marathon.Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn Masters returnsMale, female and junior anglers are invited to test their skills against dolphin fish in Key West waters Saturday during the 12th annual Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational.The tournament offers a cash purse of more than $13,000 to the boat team scoring the highest total combined weight of three dolphin catches. The amount is based on participation by a field of 25 boats. The secondand third-place finishers are to receive prizes. The Conch Republic Seafood Co., 631 Greene St. in Key Wests Historic Seaport, is to be tournament headquarters. Plans call for participating anglers to gather there at 6 p.m. May 31 for final registration, a captains meeting and kick-off party.June 1s fishing is to begin at 7 a.m. Aweigh-in is set for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Conch Republic Seafood docks followed by a 5 p.m. awards party.The Dolphin Masters Invitational is open to all anglers and the entry fee is $750 per boat. There is no limit to the number of boats that can register. For specifics, send an e-mail to wave.whacker@hotmail.com or call 304-7674.1-day tourney has $13K for the top prizeKEY WEST FISHING

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,May 29,2013 Crossword solutionSolution to the May 25 puzzle. Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 LivingKids have wide variety of optionsThe list of Florida Keys summer camp and education options for kids continues to grow. Among the offerings:The Big Pine United Methodist church, 280 Key Deer Blvd., has planned its vacation Bible camp for June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Its for kids in grades four through eight, free and themed Everywhere Fun Fair: Where Gods World Comes Together. Activities include interactive Bible fun, music, science projects, crafts, hands-onmission work, global games and more. To register, call 872-2470.The Studios of Key West is enrolling students ages 7 to 15 in its summer art classes, dubbed Art is Cool! It runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon in June and gives budding artists a chance to learn different techniques from some of the islands best artists. Asecond program in July, Painting Boot Camp for Kids, guides children through painting a new Key West scene each session with artist Rick Worth on Mondays and Tuesdays in July from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning July 9. To find out more, call the Studios of Key West 296-0458.The Studios has also partnered with the Key West Art & Historical Society to offer Artcamp 2013, a threeweek program at the Fort East Martello Museum. Sessions run June 10 to 14, June 17 to 21 and June 24 to 28.Students will explore the forts galleries with creative activities led by artist-teachers from the Studios. Campers can sign up for half days, or pack a lunch and have a full day. Sessions are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Half-day sessions are $150 per week and whole-day sessions are $240 per week. Call 295-6616, Ext. 105 to sign up.For children age 8 and older, Pigeon Key in the Middle Keys hosts marine science camps. Sessions are set for July 1 to 5, 8 to 12 and 15 to 19, and Aug. 5 to 9, with a choice of day camp or, for kids 10 and older, overnight camp. Camp includes daily workshops that feature topics such as marine mammals, reef fish, coral reef systems and invertebrates as well as hard and soft corals found in Florida and Caribbean waters. Specimens are gathered in the tidal waters that surround Pigeon Key and contained in touch tanks for students to view. An educational team member is available to monitor and explain their role in the ecosystem. Day camp includes daily ferry trips to the island, water bottles, lunch, snacks, marine program workbooks, snorkel gear rental and a trip to Sombrero Reef aboard a 40foot catamaran. Cost is $350 per child. Overnight camp includes the aforementioned as well as breakfast, dinner, staffed overnight housing on the island and additional marine science programs. Cost is $950 per child. Participants at least age 10 also can opt to get their scuba certifications during a camp session or take a refresher course if already certified. The cost is $550 per child for day camp with a PADI refresher course, $800 for day camp with a PADI scuba certification class or $1,400 for overnight camp including a scuba certification class.For information, visit www .pigeonkey.net or send an email to Ananda Ellis, Pigeon Key education director, at pigeonkeyed@gmail.com.Reef Relief of Key West launches its annual Coral Camp June 10. Its for kids ages 6 to 12 to explore and learn about our marine environment through educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West.Each day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games, group activities and state-of-the-art videos of life at the reef. There are also field trips to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park for snorkel school, and reef trips with Fury Water Adventures and Sebago Watersports.Also on tap are trips to the Key West Wildlife Center, Key West Aquarium, Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center and more. There are nine Coral Camp sessions. Each is limited to 25 campers. Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Fees are $215 for one week or $185 a week for multiple week signups (scholarships are available). Fees are non-refundable. For more information, call 294-3100 or send an e-mail to reefrelief@gmail.com.The Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is registering children for both its Camp Adventure (ages 613) and Summer Soccer (ages 4-12). Camp Adventure includes daily activities and field trips. Camp Adventure is a 10week program that meets five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $80 per week. For more information, call the park office at 305743-6598.Registration for Marathons Summer Soccer for kids ages 4 to 12 is now open and parents can register their children on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Marathon Community Park concession stand. Soccer is an eight-week program that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $40 for the summer.For more information, call the above number.Art classes, science camp among the funSUMMER CAMPPhoto by MICHELE MARIEThrough the Studios of Key West summer art program for kids,artist Pam Hobbs helped these kids decorate their bikes and helmets for the last Fourth of July. LIVING BRIEFSStargazing set for Crane PointWondering whats up in the sky during these quiet, calm summer nights? Crane Point Hammock and Nature Center, mile marker 50 bayside, has what it calls an Evening with the Stars on Thursday from 7:30 to 10.p.m. Elizabeth Moore, a NASAsolar-system educator, will provide a short presentation with hands-on activities, followed by a stargazing hike and a telescope viewing session at the Crane House on Florida Bay. Cost $6 per person (children under 6 are free). Meet at the steps of the Crane Point museum.Wear closed-toe shoes and bring binoculars and a flashlight if you have them.

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Wednesday,May 29,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Who is your American Hero?Write a short essay telling us who your Keys hero is. The essays will be judged, and the top four heroes will ride in the lead jeeps in the parade. The rst-place hero will be the parades grand marshal. The other winners will judge the oats. Awards will be presented during the annual picnic at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center from 5-8 p.m. The winning essays will be published in The Reporter on July 12. Submit no later than June 14 to essay@keylargochamber.org with American Hero as the subject. Call Gladys Cornell at the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce at (305) 451-1414 Parade Entry Form:Name/Organization: ______________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Email: ____________________________ Entry Type: (please circle one) Car | Float | Marching Include my parade entry in awards judging: Yes | No Mail or fax completed form: P.O. Box 1197, Tavernier, FL 33070 Fax: 305.852.0199 Call 305.852.3216 for more information. Sponsored by:KEY LARGO PARADE & PICNIC Electronic home plate takes field In the 1950 comedy Kill the Umpire, Bill Two Call Johnson (played by William Bendix) is chased by a vengeance-seeking mob of fans after he made what they believed to be a bad call in a minor league baseball game. Calling balls, strikes and checked swings could be a thing of the past in amateur ball if the Eagle Eye Electronic Home Plate is all that inventor Jerry Spessard claims. He has enough faith in the product to begin construction of a plant in Hancock, Md., this June, with production expected to begin by fall. Ive had this idea in my head for years, but I dont know anything about electronics, Spessard said. However, he does know how to surround himself with talented people, including faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland.After five years of development, building prototypes and testing, the Eagle Eye is nearly ready to take the field and the bullpen, Spessard said. It recently was named runner-up as invention of the year by the University of Marylands Office of Technology Commercialization.Christopher Davis and John Rzasa from the University of Maryland, retired electrical engineer Leroy Buzz Chamberlain and Jacob Scharmer, a former Washington County (Md.) Technical High School student, were integral to development of the Eagle Eye, Spessard said. The plate uses an electrooptical system to project curtains of light and then measure the light scattered by the ball, according to the University of Maryland. The plate can determine if a pitch is inside or outside and high or low, Spessard said. Ball speed, location and other information is recorded in the plates database and can be accessed by smart phone, tablet or other device, he said. Fans can even get an app to see what the plate is registering during a game, Spessard said. Measuring whether the ball was inside or outside was the easy part, Spessard said. The hard part was measuring whether the ball is in the vertical range of the strike zone, he said. Coca-Cola has its secret formula and we have ours, Spessard said of the plates new technology. However, it does require the players to have their individual strike zones from knees to chest measured and placed in the plates database, Spessard said. That could be refined in the future so something similar to computer chips could be incorporated into the uniform, he said. Several units are being built now for youth and amateur teams to use this summer, he said. Amateur umps being relieved of calling balls and strikes the plate has LEDs that light up for a strike could make the game more civil, as the subjectivity of calls is eliminated, along with parentsand fans rationalization for razzing officials, Spessard said. The home plate umpire would still have to make calls at the plate, and Spessard said the Eagle Eye can take that kind of punishment. University of Maryland baseball players have put it through the paces in testing in conditions of dirt, dust and mud, he said. The plate sits in a permanently installed vault at home and can be removed after a game, Spessard said. It is also a great training tool for pitchers, who can work on speed and placement at practice and in the bullpen. This is not Spessards first foray into sports. He also invented GameFace, a protective mask for baseball and softball players. His other endeavors include publishing the Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack, real estate and insurance.Spessard plans to have seven to 10 people working once his plant opens, and more as production expands. Most of them will be hired from the Hancock area, he said.Weve always bragged about our workforce and our work ethic, Mayor Daniel Murphy said.The town, which has lost hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the past decade, needs a boost to its economy, Spessard said. Inventor says it can call balls,strikesBy DON AINESHerald-MailTECHNOLOGY Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSInventor Jerry Spessard poses with his Eagle Eye Electronic Homeplate design in Hagerstown,Md.Umpires calling balls,strikes and checked swings could be a thing of the past in amateur baseball if the electronic home plate is all that Spessard claims. LIVING BRIEFSFeeser to offer parenting tipsDo you have a child age 8 or younger? Are you sometimes baffled by your childs behavior?Rev. Pam Feeser of Community Health Ministries, a program of Baptist Health South Florida, is offering a free program called Raising Safe Kids running June 4 and June 27 from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Key Largo, mile marker 99.The program is free and child care is offered. To find out more, call Feeser at 852-1612.Time to enter pride paradeApplications are now being accepted to be in the 10th annual Sea to Sea Rainbow Flag pride parade set for June 9 on Duval Street in Key West. Its organized by the Key West Business Guild. Floats can be any length but must be maneuverable with a maximum 15-foot width and 12-foot maximum height. Each float must have two assigned walking monitors.Applications are available online at www.keywest pride.org or call Matt Hon at 923-9645.East of Eden up for discussionThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group meets June 7 at the library at mile marker 48.5 at 10 a.m. to discuss East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Its a sprawling (c. 18601920) novel that follows the intertwined destiny of two California families whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. All readers are welcome. For more information call Fran Spinelli at 304-4686.Animal shelter plans open houseThe Upper Keys Animal Shelter has planned its 17th annual open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, mile marker 106. There will be free food and beverages available while you peruse the facilities and meet the animals.A Sea Change shows June 8The Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys features the film A Sea Change on June 8 in honor of World Oceans Day. It is a documentary capturing a grandfather mulling over the ocean being left for future generations. The free film will show at the Marathon Power Squadron Building on 52nd Street in Marathon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn with drinks is available for a small donation.Diving Museum hosts archaeologistThe History of Diving Museum at mile marker 83 continues its Immerse Yourself! series on June 19 at 7 p.m. with whats called Shipwrecks of the Keys and Underwater Archaeology presented by Corey Malcom, director of archaeology for the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West.AHavana-based pirate ship wrecked in 1827 on a reef near the Florida Keys with 561 African captives aboard. The story of the Guerrero includes a tale of ruthless, absconded pirates.To find out more, call 664-9737.

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,May 29,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 506161 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 6TH DAY OF JUNE 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 property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 415 of KEY HARBOR, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 1016, at Page 243. of the Public Records of Monroe County. Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: Sombrero Resort Condominium Association Inc. a/k/a Key Harbor Condominium Association Inc. Plaintiff VS. RIGOBERTO LEMUS Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-000327-M WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 29th day of April 2013 AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L Marciel 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. Published May 22, 29, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad#506967 Notice of Public Auction for personal property to be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013,at 10:00 a.m., at 299 Morris Avenue, Key Largo, FL 33037. Former tenant Jose Corona. Floating structure is two story, 60 ft. x 32 ft. In accordance to State Statute Section 715.109 Item will be sold to the highest bidder. All sales are final. Payment must be made at time of sale by CASH or CERTIFIED CHECK. Published May 22, 29, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 510377 NOTICE OF SALE WARNING! A SALE OF YOUR PROPERTY IS IMMINENT! UNLESS YOU PAY THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED IN THIS NOTICE BEFORE THE SALE DATE, YOU COULD LOSE YOUR TIMESHARE ESTATE, EVEN IF THE AMOUNT IS IN DISPUTE. YOU MUST ACT BEFORE THE SALE DATE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS A GAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Batch ID: Foreclosure HOA21954-BH6-HOA Date of Sale: 06/26/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: Outside the Front of the Building located at: 3132 Northside Drive, Key West FL 33040 This Notice is regarding that certain timeshare interest owned by Obligor in Beach House, a Condominium, located in Monroe County, Florida, with and more specifically described as follows: Unit (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), Week (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), Beach House, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225 Public Records of Monroe Count y Florida, and all exhiby its attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the "Declaration"). Pursuant to that certain Declaration of Condominium of Beach House, a Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all amendments thereto (the "Declaration"), Obligor is liable for the payment of certain assessments, maintenance fees, and ad valorem property taxes (collectively, "Assessments, Fees and Taxes") and Beach House Condominium A ssociation of Key West, Inc., a not-for-profit Florida corporation (the "Association") has a lien for such Assessments, Fees and Taxes pursuant to the terms of the Declaration and applicable Florida law. The Obligor has failed to pay when due the Assessments, Fees, and Taxes as assessed or advanced and is thereby in default of the obligation to pay such amounts as and when due. Accordingly, the Association did cause a Claim of Lien to be recorded in the Public Records of Monroe, Florida, thereby perfecting the lien of A ssessments, Fees, and Taxes pursuant to the Declaration and sections 721.16 and 192.37, Florida Statutes. The Obligor and any Junior Interestholder have the right to cure the default and to redeem its respective interest up to the date the trustee issues the certificate of sale by paying in full the amounts owed as set forth on Exhibit "A" attached hereto, including per diem up to and including the day of sale, by delivering cash or certified funds to the Trustee. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto for (1) the name and address of each Obligor, (2) the legal description of the timeshare interest, (3) the recording information for each Claim of Lien, (4) the amount secured by each Claim of Lien, and (5) the per diem amount to account for the further accrual of the amounts secured by each Claim of Lien. See Exhibit "B" attached hereto for (1) the name and address of each Junior Interestholder, The Association has appointed the following Trustee to conduct the trustees sale: First American Title Insurance Company, a California corporation, duly registered in the state of Florida as an Insurance Company, 1160 North Town Center Drive, Suite 190, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89144; Phone: 702-304-7509. First American Title Insurance Company, a California Corporation Dated: 5-14-13 Teresa McQueen, Trustee Sale Officer Signed, sealed and delivered in our presence: Witness Signature S. Wright Print name: S. Wright Witness Signature Rebecca Bradshaw Print Name: Rebecca Bradshaw State of NEVADA}ss County of CLARK} On 5/14/13 before me, K. TORST, the undersigned Notary Public, personally appeared Teresa McQueen personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. WITNESS my hand and official seal. Signature K. TORST (Seal) A ppt No.: 11-5661-1 Exp Date: 9/14/2015 EXHIBIT "A" Contract No. Interval No. Obligor(s) and Address Claim of Lien Recording Date/Instr. No. Per Diem Default Amount Estimated Foreclosure Costs 3-11176 Unit A22 / Week 30 / Annual Timeshare Interest GLEN F. DESLICH/257 N. Huron, AU GRES, MI 48703 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 1.62 $6,079.97 $650.00 3-11177 Unit A22 / Week 31 / Annual Timeshare Interest GLEN F. DESLICH/257 N. Huron, AU GRES, MI 48703 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 1.62 $6,079.97 $650.00 3-12003 Unit E31 / Week 52 / Annual Timeshare Interest KRISTI DEVINE, as Individual and as Trustee of the BALI NEWBURY TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 30, 1999/7 MONTCLAIR, WEST NEWBURY, MA 01985 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 2.10 $7,532.41 $650.00 3-13915 Unit B14 / Week 50 / Annual Timeshare Interest JOANNE DUBICKI/560 MARTIN ROAD, TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 2.05 $7,347.07 $650.00 35287 Unit E14 / Week 31 / A nnual Timeshare Interest JOSE MANUEL TROCHE and LISA MARIE TROCHE/19 WINCHESTER ROAD, LAKEWOOD, NY 14750 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 1.70 $6,283.55 $650.00 3-5779 Unit F22 / Week 45 / Annual Timeshare Interest JOHN ALONZO CANN, JR./63 CHESTNUT DRIVE, RICHBORO, PA 18954 UNITED STATES 0118-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 2.14 $6,920.16 $650.00 3-6071 Unit E23 / Week 34 / Annual Timeshare Interest JAMES FAHEY/6 CAROLINE DRIVE, BELLINGHAM, MA 02019 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 2.66 $9,228.11 $650.00 38165 Unit C34 / Week 43 / A nnual Timeshare Interest BYRON CHIVERS and KELLI CHIVERS/20900 BROOKSIDE BLVD., OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL 60461 UNITED STATES 0118-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 1.96 $7,677.12 $650.00 3-8372 Unit B23 / Week 29 / Annual Timeshare Interest GLEN F. DESLICH/ 257 N. Huron, AU GRES, MI 48703 UNITED STATES 0118-13; Book 2609 / Page 1037-1039 1.62 $6,079.98 $650.00 EXHIBIT "B" Contract Number Name Notice Address N/A N/A N/A (05/29/13, 06/05/13) (RSVP# 299468) Published May 29, June 5, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 514068 NOTICE OF SALE WARNING! A SALE OF YOUR PROPERTY IS IMMINENT! UNLESS YOU PAY THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED IN THIS NOTICE BEFORE THE SALE DATE, YOU COULD LOSE YOUR TIMESHARE ESTATE, EVEN IF THE AMOUNT IS IN DISPUTE. YOU MUST ACT BEFORE THE SALE DATE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS A GAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Batch ID: Foreclosure HOA21959-SH6-HOA Date of Sale: 06/26/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: Outside the Front of the Building located at: 3132 Northside Drive, Key West FL 33040 This Notice is regarding that certain timeshare interest owned by Obligor in Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium, located in Monroe County, Florida, with and more specifically described as follows: Unit (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), Week (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), of Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium, together with any undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1376 at Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, together with any amendments thereto. Pursuant to that certain Declaration of Condominium of Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium recorded in Official Records Book 1376 at Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all amendments thereto (the "Declaration"), Obligor is liable for the payment of certain assessments, maintenance fees, and ad valorem property taxes (collectively, "Assessments, Fees and Taxes") and Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium A ssociation, Inc., a not-forprofit Florida corporation (the "Association") has a lien for such Assessments, Fees and Taxes pursuant to the terms of the Declaration and applicable Florida law. The Obligor has failed to pay when due the A ssessments, Fees, and Taxes as assessed or advanced and is thereby in default of the obligation to pay such amounts as and when due. Accordingly, the Association did cause a Claim of Lien to be recorded in the Public Records of Monroe, Florida, thereby perfecting the lien of Assessments, Fees, and Taxes pursuant to the Declaration and sections 721.16 and 192.37, Florida Statutes. The Obligor and any Junior Interestholder have the right to cure the default and to redeem its respective interest up to the date the trustee issues the certificate of sale by paying in full the amounts owed as set forth on Exhibit "A" attached hereto, including per diem up to and including the day of sale, by delivering cash or certified funds to the Trustee. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto for (1) the name and address of each Obligor, ( 2 ) the le g al descri p tion of the ()gp timeshare interest, (3) the recording information for each Claim of Lien, (4) the amount secured by each Claim of Lien, and (5) the per diem amount to account for the further accrual of the amounts secured by each Claim of Lien. See Exhibit "B" attached hereto for (1) the name and address of each Junior Interestholder, The Association has appointed the following Trustee to conduct the trustees sale: First American Title Insurance Company, a California corporation, duly registered in the state of Florida as an Insurance Company, 1160 North Town Center Drive, Suite 190, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89144; Phone: 702-304-7509. First American Title Insurance Company, a California Corporation Dated: 5-14-13 Teresa McQueen, Trustee Sale Officer Signed, sealed and delivered in our presence: Witness Signature S. Wright Print name: S. Wright Witness Signature Rebecca Bradshaw Print Name: Rebecca Bradshaw State of NEVADA}ss County of CLARK} On 5/14/13 before me, K. TORST, the undersigned Notary Public, personally appeared Teresa McQueen personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument. WITNESS my hand and official seal. Signature K. TORST (Seal) A ppt No.: 11-5661-1 Exp Date: 9/14/2015 EXHIBIT "A" Contract No. Interval No. Obligor(s) and Address Claim of Lien Recording Date/Instr. No. Per Diem Default Amount Estimated Foreclosure Costs 1-13979 Unit 411 / Week 50 / Annual Timeshare Interest PRESTON G. THOMPSON/13640 NORTH GAYTON ROAD, RICHMOND, VA 23233 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1040-1042 0.51 $2,994.96 $650.00 1-1486 Unit 211 / Week 19 / Annual Timeshare Interest CRAIG GOULD and RAYMOND VINO/293 NORTHERN BLVD,, SAINT JAMES, NY 11780 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page 1040-1042 2.02 $7,632.57 $650.00 EXHIBIT "B" Contract Number Name Notice Address N/A N/A N/A (05/29/13, 06/05/13) (RSVP# 299469) Published May 29, June 5, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 516932 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on May 30, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at 126 Bimini Drive, Duck Key, FL. Tom Neville Chairman of the Duck Key Security Advisory Board Published May 25, 29, 2013 Florida Keys KeynoterLOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. U.S. & Old Cuban Coins Unwanted or broken gold + silver jewlery. Best price guaranteed. Private collector. 305-743-5780 Nice Retired Teacher CoupleWANT TO BUYCondo/House/ Multi-Unit in the KEYS. Any Condition with Owner Financing. Have Some Down pymt, then All Cash. Maybe Marathon. Call Fred 561-251-4233. AffordableWaterfrontLiving NortheastFlorida,Lake Crescent Small,Quiet,AdultPark. HomesforSale$2kto$21k lakecrescentflorida.comor (386)698-3648904-501-7105 nancyjoe@windstream.net KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-58412 BR / 1.5 BA MM 100 Canal front, swimming pool, 2nd floor of CBS home. $1800 / mo. incl util + cable. Small pet okay. (305) 322-2937. 2BR/1BAMM90 QUIET STREET,Oceanside,2ndfloor ofCBShome.$1800/mo.Incl util+basiccable.W/D, Unfurn,Shutters,Fencedyard. Nosmoking.Avail1stweek July.CallDave(561)436-4763 3 BR / 3 BA 2000 SQ. FT. Sgl. family home in Old Tavernier. No smoking / no pets. $1900/mo. F/L/S Call (305) 393-2545 BPK ON CANAL 2/2 + guest room w/facilities. Deck, tile & wood flrs. Fenced yard. $1950/mo F/L/S. Avail Aug 1st. N/S. 603-838-2418 MARATHON2B/2BRENTAL LG.EAT-INKITCHENWITH S/SAPPLIANCES.TILE FLOORS,LARGEWALKIN CLOSET.LGUTILITYROOM W/WASHERANDDRYER. FENCEDYARD.PETSOK UPONAPPROVAL.1400. 1ST,LAST,SECURITY. YEARLYLEASE.305-4810942$1,400305-481-0942 sunny3173@aol.com MM 100 B/S3/2 UP 1/1 DN. Unfurn. Fully fenced park-like property, partial water veiw, dead end st. $2200/mo F/L/S. + util (516) 655-5321. Marathon,Canal. Unfurn. 1/2 duplex Central location 2/1. Cen-AC. New dock up to 36 ft. W/D hook up. Small pet OK. Yrly lease $1,450. + sec. Owner/Broker, Diane Chaplin -Colvard, 305-743-6084 MM 76.5 Furnished 1/1 condo. Pool, tennis, garage, laundry, boat dock, ramp, storage yard 25 max. $1,000/mo. F/L/S. No pets. 305-338-0486 MM 99 O/S 2 BR / 2 BA W/D, pool, tennis, & beach. 1200/mo. + util. F/L + $600 sec. Avail. 6/1 12/30. Call (336) 293-3535. MARATHON MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519 MM 1011.5BR, 1BA mobile home, behind yellow bait house. Large porch & yard. Unfurnished. $800/mo + utils. F/L/S. 305-304-7976 MM 97 O/S 2 BR / 2 BA Rent to own! $1400 + util. + maintenance. Call for details (305) 451-1241. KEYS RV PARK RV lot for rent 6-12 months. $550/mo. First & security dep. + util. Full hook up. 786-300-1170 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 GRASSY KEY Small apartment, 1 person. $740/month + utilities. 305-481-4301 MarathonDirect Waterfront Liveaboard. Rent to buy. 26 sailboat. 1 person. No pets. $600/month. To move in, $1200 total. 786-300-1170 MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A/C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. Lease. $695 + electric, cable. 305-900-0113 MM 89 1 BR FRESHLY painted rear, downstairs apt. W/D on site, elec. & basic cable incl. $900 / mo. (305) 517-6582 or (305) 664-7252. MM 89 B/S 1 BR / 1 BA Upstairs Apt. No smoking / no pets. $950 / mo. F/L/S Call (305) 852-4342 MM 89 SPLIT LEVEL LG. 1 BR / 2.5BA Lg. liv. room, eat in kit., W/D on site. Freshly painted, screened patio & fenced yd. Elec. & basic cable incl. $1300. (305) 517-6582 or (305) 664-7252 COMMERCIAL SPACES MM 100 *Small Office $300 *AC Storage $300 Call (305) 522-6598 LARGE STORAGE YARD MM 91. Suitable for your business. Only $800 per month Call (305) 522-6598. Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE. Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 Classifieds ProfessionallyBuilt-LocalLicensedContractor w/over35+yearsexperience Spacious1900+sfGroundLevelw/FabulousLayout 300+sfofCoveredPorches CBSConstruction-XZone/NoFloodInsRequired -3bed/2bathPLUSBonusRoomGreatMasterSuite TonsofHallClosetSpace-LgA/CdAttic(150+sf) Sitson3lots-CreateYourOwnBackyardParadise! GreatUpperKeysNeighborhood&Parkw/Ramp WalkingDistancetoA+RatedElementarySchool EasilyConvertedtoADAAccessibleDesign OWNERFINANCINGUNDERCONSTRUCTION-PRICEDTOSELL 8PompanoAvenueMM105BaysideCall(305)522-6598 $325,000LOWDOWNPAYMENT-EASYTERMS!! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY KEYSNET.COM

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Wednesday,May 29,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 MM 93 LARGE STORAGE YARD FENCED AREA, SPACE AVAILABLE. (305) 522-6598 Space Available in Beauty Salon in Marathon, for hair, nails or esthetician. Rent or commission. Many possibilities. 305-289-0014 CARPENTERS & LABORERS Must have tools & transportation. Long term employment. Top pay for quality minded individuals. Must pass background check. Call (305) 852-2806. Dolphin Research Center has Temporary openings for Guest Services Duties are multifaceted including welcoming guests, taking reservations, retail and photo sales. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to: drc-hr@dolphins.org. EOE CHARTER FISHING MATE Marathon. Salary plus tips. Drug test required. Call Bob, 305-393-2652 Debbies Cleaning Service NOW hiring F/T or P/T cleaning personnel. Marathon area, but can live outside of Marathon. 305-481-8379 EXTERIOR CLEANING & GROUNDS KEEPER Looking for reliable employee to work M-F starting pay $9 to 11/hr dep. on exp. Must speak English pass background & drug test Call (305) 852-3042 HOUSEKEEPERS Cleaners for Saturdays. $17/hr. In Marathon. Call 305-743-8446 Small company looking for cleaners, Big Pine to Mrthn. Peguena compania busca personal par limpieza se haga por casa. Ph/hamar: 731-9817 HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATE for condo rentals in KCB. Must have customer service, office, computer experience. Parttime. Email resume and qualifications to: admin@marathonresort.com Lobby Concierge MM48 Hammocks. $5-600/wk. @ 30 hrs. Benefits in 90. Get Ap at Front Desk. Career oppty. act today. P/T HOUSEKEEPER for small resort in Islamorada. Must be able to speak & read English. Apply in person @ 243 Treasure Harbor Rd., or call (305) 852-5389.THE MOORINGS is 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: moorings@bellsouth.net ClaraMayetteREALTOR,GRI5800OverseasHighway-Suite17 Marathon,Florida33050Cell:305-395-2095clara@ExitFloridaKeys.com www.ExitFloridaKeys.com 5800OverseasHighwayMarathon,FloridaKeys33050 Office:305-743-9292ext.175 TollFree:1-888-825-9292ext.175 Cell:305-481-4571 E-Mail:lindsay@ExitFloridaKeys.com WebPage:www.ExitFloridaKeys.comLindsayE.Rabito-LeonardResidential&CommercialREALTOR REALTORS CityofKeyColonyBeachFULLTIMEPOSITION OPEN UTILITYCLERKTheCityofKeyColonyBeachisacceptingapplicationsfor aFULLTIMEUtilityClerk.Experienceinbookkeeping/secretarial/clericalwork/QuickBooksrequired.Applicantsmust possessstrongcommunicationskills.Educationrequirement: Minimum-HighSchoolGraduatewith5yearsofficework experience.SalaryRange:$35,000.00-$38,000.00based uponqualifications.ApplicationDeadline:June13,2013.MailResumeto: CityClerk POBox510141 KeyColonyBeach,FL33051 Callforadditionalinformation:305-289-1212 EqualOpportunityEmployer COMBANKMORTGAGECOMPANY/COMMUNITYBANKOFFLORIDAISGROWINGANDEXPANDING OURMORTGAGEDIVISIONINTHEKEYSAREA!Idealcandidateshouldbeself-motivated.Abilitytoprovideresidentialfinancialconsultingtoouraffluentbank customers.Establishandmaintainclientreferralswith realtors,buildersanddevelopers.Forimmediateconsideration,pleasecompleteour onlineemploymentapplicationat www .communit y bankfl .com Experienced,Professional,Careermindedloan officers! StateLicensenotrequired! Workfromyourhomeofficeorourfinancial centersinKeyLargoorTavernier. Multiplecorrespondentandbrokeroptions allowyoutobemorecompetitiveandclose moreloans.SuperiorLoanprocessing,FHA/VA ConventionalandJumbofinancing. LocalTravelAgency LocalTravelAgency WEAREGROWINGANDNEEDQUALIFIED WEAREGROWINGANDNEEDQUALIFIED PEOPLETOBOOKTRAVELALLOVERTHE PEOPLETOBOOKTRAVELALLOVERTHE WORLD.MUSTBEWILLINGTOWORKFULL WORLD.MUSTBEWILLINGTOWORKFULL TIME,HAVEGOODPHONEANDCOMPUTER TIME,HAVEGOODPHONEANDCOMPUTER SKILLS,BENEATINAPPEARANCEWITH SKILLS,BENEATINAPPEARANCEWITH ANUPBEATPOSITIVEATTITUDE.WEHAVE ANUPBEATPOSITIVEATTITUDE.WEHAVE SEVERALPOSITIONSAVAILABLE.WILL SEVERALPOSITIONSAVAILABLE.WILL TRAIN.ALLINBOUNDCALLS. TRAIN.ALLINBOUNDCALLS. TOAPPLYCALL(305)853-5800ANDSET TOAPPLYCALL(305)853-5800ANDSET UPYOURAPPOINTMENTNOW. UPYOURAPPOINTMENTNOW. MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,May 29,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 THE MOORINGS is seeking a friendly, self motivated, team player for Guest Services; duties include beach attendant and assisting guests with luggage, etc. Appearance counts. Please pick up an application @ 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada FL or fax resume to 664.4242 or email to moori ngs@bellsouth.net DANAS AIR CONDITIONING Experienced Techs & Installers. Apply in person only 1400-107th St., Marathon. Good pay with experience. HELPWANTED! PART TIME. Exp in EBAY store operations required. APPLY IN PERSON 2525 OVERSEAS HWY, MARATHON, FL. LINE COOKWith sauteed experience. Cabana Breezes Immediately hiring! Call 743-4849 or Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB.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. IMMEDIATE HIRING Breakfast and Dinner Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert at 289-1554, 10am-12pm. NOW HIRING LINE COOK Apply in person Brutus Seafood 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. PartTimeDataCollector RetailDatadeliversretail intelligenceviacustomized shopsthatfitourclients requirements.Weusestate-ofthe-arthardwareandsoftware toprovideobservable marketplacefacts.Our accurate,timely,cost-effective, andactionableinformation producesasuperiorreturnon ourclientsinformation investment.RetailDatahas metthedatarequirementsfor ourexpandingclientbase since1988. WearelookingforaData CollectorintheMarathonKey area.Thesuccessful candidatewillbeaselfstarter wholikestowork independentlyandenjoysa challenge.Thisposition consistsofcollectingretail pricinginformationingrocery, office,petandmassretailer locations.Priorexperiencein grocery,retail,merchandising, inventory,undercoverprice checksormysteryshopping highlydesirable.Mustbeable towork40hoursthelastweek ofeverymonth,and5hours thefirst3weeksofthemonth. Wepaydrivetimeandmileage aswellasthefollowing: Flexibleworkschedules Workindependently Feedbackforgrowthand development QuarterlyBonusopportunity forperformance Medical/Dentalbenefits effective1stofmonthfollowing dateofhire 401Kafter1styearof employment Forafulljobdescriptionandto completeanapplication, pleasevisitourwebsiteat http://www.retaildatallc.com. Nophonecallsplease.804678-7500 Retail position in Marathon FT-PT. Some wknds. Retail exp. pref, self-motivated; email susan@wildlilyboutique.com or call 517-9222 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers lic. & tools! Also hiring delivery drivers and installers. Call (305) 664-3662. MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 20 Chaparral 1984. 2005 trlr, dual axel w/5000 lbs GVW. 2000 Suzuki, 140HP fuel inj. Must sell! $2000 for all. Grassy Key Marina. 443-735-9730 30 Custom Island Hopper flybridge, low hr Twin Cummins Diesels, USCG COI, perfect fish, dive, charter. Must see! $125k. 872-3123 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available (305) 905-6867 100B LOBSTER CERTS. FOR SALE! $100 each or best offer. Call (305) 240-9037 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada 39 FITZ FISHING BOAT Powered by 3408 Catepillar, 2500 Stone Crab traps & tags. All for $128K or will separate. 239-825-4778; 239-825-4782 40 Fitz Lobster, Crab boat 8V92TTI. 2 1/2 -1 transmission Complete electronics. Twin hydraulic haulers. Turn key. $5500 Carlos, 727-326-2437 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.com FrigidRigidCooler 155Qt Cooler.Used.Excellent condition.Sizeis36x21x21. LocatedinIslamorada.$650 954-802-9606ljdri@aol.com Glavanized roll-on boat trailer Held a 21 boat. $500 obo. 305-481-1367. Have a Florida VSPL-RS-CD. Will lease. Call David Hagan 904-262-2869;904-708-0893 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 NEWPLASTICSTONE CRABTRAPS$10 POSSIBLEFINANCE TRADESWELCOME 305-896-3223 New ZF Model 310, 2-1 w/trolling valve, drive plate SAE-2. Holds up to 500 HP. Also Twin disc 5061 rebuilt 1.5-1 with trolling valve & new drive plate SAE-3. 772-597-4131; 772-708-3739 5TH WHEEL TRAILER 31 2007 Cardinal LE, Immcaulate, King bed, 2 Lazy Boy recliners. $23,000. Call (305) 451-0561 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 1992 Chev 1500 pick up Long bed with cap, white, runs good, looks good! $2200. 305-509-7159 D"G Cleaning Service Reasonable rates! House cleaning, vacation rentals, offices. 731-9817 or 942-1171 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/C Marathon A/C & Appl Sales and Fast & Reliable Service! Lic# CAC017490 Call 743-5051 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets;Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. Lybrand Redesign 292-2682 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002 Stump Grinding Stump Grinding & Fence repair Lic. 1204. 872-9877 WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,competitivewages andanexcellentbenefitspackage.ApplyinpersonMM83.5TwoFullTime FrontDeskAgents CustomerServiceand/orSupervisorExperienceaPlusPOSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/Care Center Inc. BehavioralHealth Technician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapistProvidingindividualand groupcounselingformental healthandsubstance abuseclientsinthe Marathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW, LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingual preferred.Fulltime. CaseManagerCoordinatingandproviding servicestoadultsand childrenintheMiddleKeys. BachelorsinHumanService Fieldand1yearexperience required.Full-Time.RN/LPNPerDiemNurses PartandFullTimeforthe CrisisStabilizationUnit/Detox UnitinMarathon. Specialincentivesoffered.FrontOfficeReceptionistMarathon.FullTime.Minimum oftwoyearsinaprofessional supportstaffpositionand proficiencyinMicrosoftOffice required.SubstanceAbuse CounselorForJailIncarcerationProgram atMonroeCountyDetention CenterinKeyWest.Bachelors inHumanServicesrequired CAPandBilingualpreferred. Allapplicantsmustsubmit: 1)resume;2)three references;3)undergo background,fingerprint,and drugscreeningpriortoany offerofemployment.Sendresumeto hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply KeyLargoarea Delivernewspapers7daysaweek EarlyA.M. Thepayisapproximently $300plusaweek. StopinattheReporteroffice tofilloutanapplication. MM91.7TavernierNewspaper carr i erwanted OceanReefarea The16thJudicialCircuitisaccepting applicationforapart-time(10hoursa week)MaleAssistantUrinalysis Techniciantoworkwithjuvenileand adultsubstanceabuseclientsin MarathonandPlantationKeyoffices.Theprimaryfunctionswillbetoobserveandcollecturinesamples,random andscheduledatthelabandfieldtestingsites,aswellasotherassigned duties.Thisjobpays$12.00perhour,hoursareflexible.Interestedapplicants shouldsubmitaStateofFloridaApplicationtoPersonnel@Keyscourts.netor Personnel,302FlemingStreet,KeyWest,Florida33040.StateofFlorida applicationscanbefoundatwww.Keyscourts.net.Thesuccessfulapplicant willberequiredtopassacompletebackgroundcheck.Applicationsarebeing accepteduntilthepositionisfilled.Wedonotdiscriminateonthebasisofrace,religion,sex,ageordisability.Ifyouneed accommodationstoparticipateintheapplication/selectionprocess,pleasenotifyusinadvance at(305)295-3652;tomakecallthroughtheFloridaRelayCenter,youcandial7-1-1. TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. TEMPORARYENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALISTII-MARATHONTheFloridaKeysAqueductAuthorityis acceptingapplicationsfora Temporary EnvironmentalSpecialistII ,whowill reporttoourMarathonlocation.Thepurposeofthisclassificationistoperforma varietyofenvironmentalservicesrelatedtoengineeringprojects.Theseservicesincludeenvironmentalplanning,permitting,andcompliancemanagementofFKAAfacilities.The incumbentconductsnumerousprofessionallevelactivitiesin theEngineeringDepartmentincludingenvironmentalmonitoringandreporting,andadministrationofthewaterconservation,reclaimedwaterandpinerocklandmanagementprogramsincludingcoordinationofcontrolledburns.Incumbent assistswithwellmonitoringprogramandperformsextensive databaseanalysis;providestechnicalinterfacewithcustomers,andassistswithgrant-related,environmentalprogramstofundfutureprojects.Min.Quals:Collegedegreein EnvironmentalScienceorBiologyrequired;supplementedby three(3)yearsexperienceinenvironmentalcomplianceand assessment;experiencewithinteragencycoordination,developmentregulations,GISsystems,andadministrativesystems. MustbeproficientinMicrosoftExcelandWord.ValidFLdriverslicenserequired.SalaryRange:$56,469.-$67,762.Deadline:06/06/13 On-LineApplicationfoundat:www.fkaa.com EEO/VPE/ADA PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 KEYSNET.COM GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551