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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 9,2013* VOLUME 60,NO.81 25 CENTS Football timeThe football Conchs suffer one of their worst losses ever while the football Hurricanes face a tough test Friday night. Stories, 1B,2B Parks updateTwo Old Town Key West parks are getting rehabbed,and a Thursday meeting provides the details.Story, 3A WILDLIFEPhoto courtesy NAS Key WestFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers tag and release a 9-foot,3-inch American crocodile that found its way onto an access road at NAS Key West on Boca Chica.Croc joins the militaryThe U.S. Navy doesnt tolerate invaders on its Boca Chica airfield access roads especially when the offender is a 9-foot, 3-inch American crocodile. According to Naval Air Station Key West spokeswoman Trice Denny, the croc was spotted by base security at dawn Monday near a commercial entrance gate on the base.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers were called to the scene, but the croc got off easy and was released into nearby waters after being tagged for tracking purposes.Thats a big croc! NAS Key West posted on its Facebook page Monday, along with a photo of FWC officers holding the animal down. Crocs in the Keys used to be a rare sight. No longer. But the once-endangered speciespopulation has recovered in recent years and caused their Everglades National Park habitat to become overcrowded. That leads to a natural dispersal of the population, says FWC crocodile-response coordinator Lindsey Hord, and the Keys are a short swim away.These crocs are a reality in the Keys now, he said. Removing a croc is not going to change anything; the best thing to do is figure out a way to coexist with them.As recently as 30 years ago, the American crocodile population in Florida had shrunk to approximately 200 to 300 animals. Its around 2,000 now, Hord said. The FWC generally advises leaving crocodiles alone, but does attempt to remove them upon request. American crocodiles generally arent aggressive like alligators.There have been numerous croc sightings in the Upper Keys for several years, but they typically hadnt been spotted south of Marathon. Thats all changing, according to Hord. Weve occasionally hadReptile finds its way onto bases roadBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFishing guides protesting todayAflotilla of fishing guides converges at Cowpens Cut off Islamorada today to send a message to the federal government: Open Florida Bay. All 645 square miles of Florida Bay waters within Everglades National Park have been closed to boaters because of the shutdown that started Oct. 1.That closure extends to Upper Keys flats guides who rely on park waters for most of their chartered fishing trips.Were trying to hit a nerve with our elected officials to let them know this is a bad thing, said Islamorada guide Randy Towe, who launched the protest effort. This park closure is hurting innocent, hard-working people who havent done anything wrong, said Towe, a 35-year flats guide. Ive already lost a couple of trips. Every day we miss is revenue well never see again. Key Largo guide Lain Goodwin said his business telephone has gone silent. I do 90 to 95 percent of my business in Everglades National Park, he said. Things are at a standstill. And its not just us it affects motels, restaurants and everybody else here. One regular client already changed a planned Keys trip to go fish the Bahamas, Goodwin said.Up here, were sandwiched between the Everglades park and Biscayne National Park, he said. Without Florida Bay, theres not enough water to catch the backcountry fish my customers want to catch.Towe said he urges people at todays 1 p.m. gathering, about a mile off the mile marker 90 area, not to vent frustration at Everglades National Park staff.Park Superintendent Dan Kimball and park rangers are just doing what theyve been told to do, Towe said. Were trying to reach people who make the decisions, and maybe open the doors to allow some type of exception.Islamorada village officials have been supportive in allowing use of Founders Park for parking and organizing efforts, including media trips to Cowpens, he said.Cowpens Cut was selected because of its accessibility to Founders Park, and provides a visual example of where fishing on one side of the Intracoastal Waterway is legal but prohibited just yards away.The guidesappeal already has been heard by national media outlets, including Fox News and NBC Nightly News, which expected to air a story Tuesday.Fox and Friends on Monday spoke with Upper Keys guide Tab Burke. Show anchor Steve Doocy said, They [the ParkClosure of Florida Bay costing them thousands in lost revenueGOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNBy KEVIN WADLOW andDAVID GOODHUEkwadlow@keynoter.com Porter misleads on salary riseDespite what he told the School Board at an Aug. 13 workshop, Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter doled out at least one huge raise some 10 percent to an administrator this year.Christina McPherson, the districts director of assessment and accountability, was assigned to be interim principal at Poinciana Elementary School in Key West in addition to continuing her administrative functions. With the added responsibility came a $10,000 pay increase, bringing her annual salary to $103,000, according to documents released by the districts Human Resources Department. But that raise wasnt disclosed to the board.At the August workshop at Marathon High School, Porter presented his recommendations for administrators for the 2013-14 school year.Board member John Dick asked the superintendent: Will everybody be on the salary schedule of the slot theyre in [with adoption of the recommendations] or are they taking their previous salaries with the slot theyre going to? Porter responded, We have placed them into the appropriate salary schedules with the position theyll be taking with the exception of the interim appointment of Ms. McPherson, where she is retaining the dual role within our department and will continue at the salary schedule for that position.Ultimately, the board is responsible for approving salaries, but Porter apparently misled the board when it came to McPherson. McPherson didnt return calls or e-mails for comment.Porter is out of town this week and didnt respond to requests for an explanation. Dick said he needed toHe tells board one thing,then does anotherBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSVillages first mayor dies at 66Ron Levy, who started the municipal incorporation movement in Monroe County and who served as Islamoradas first mayor, died Monday morning after fighting a years-long battle against cancer.Levy, 66, was an outspoken proponent of incorporating Islamorada in the late 1990s because of what was perceived as a lack of county services in the area, and served on the first Village Council in 1998 a year after voters decided to incorporate. He was chosen by his five colleagues on the dais to be mayor.That incorporation led two years later to Marathon incorporating, while efforts to incorporate Key Largo and two separate areas of the Lower Keys failed.One of the most lasting legacies of Levy and that first Village council was the purchase of what is now Founders Park at mile marker 87 for $9 million. There was strong opposition at the time to buying the 40-acre bayfront property, then known as Plantation Yacht Harbor, but it is now considered one of the biggest success stories in the villages short history.He kept on fighting the fight, said Councilman Michael Forster. He didnt care about his own health, he just cared about the community.Ironically, it was disagreement with Levy that prompted Forster to run for a council seat, but Forster soon came to consider Levy a friend.Forster wrote the following on his Facebook page when he learned Levy entered hospice care last month:Ron, You will always be my inspiration to follow your visions for a better tomorrow. I want you to know that through out all of our relationship, we might not have always agreed on everything, but one thing is certain: I Love You!I didnt agree with him all the time, but his passion and vision will always be unsurpassed, he said. Former mayor and councilman Michael Reckwerdt also ran for election based largely on disagreements with Levy and the first council, but he, too, came to respect Levy.Part of Islamoradas identity as a city was formed out of his vision, Reckwerdt said. To this day, I say had it not been for Ron Levy, we would not have incorporated when we did.I grew to immensely respect Ron. We all learned from him. He was a person of commitment. Levy also founded the Island Montessori SchoolLevy led effort to incorporate as municipalityBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comISLAMORADA LEVYSee Protest,6ASee Croc,3ASee Levy,3ASee Porter,3A

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,October 9,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8878 THURS.8878 FRI.8778 SAT.8778 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms. 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 ADVISORIESDue to a reporting error, a Saturday story on a pending environmental impact statement for U.S.Navy operations in Key West contained incorrect information.If approved,F/A-18 C/D Hornets would be replaced with F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.The Air Force already flies F-22 Raptors.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSBoat dispute leads to mans jailingAdispute over a boat Monday led to the jailing of a Marathon man for allegedly pulling a handgun on two other men. Arnold Riggs, 59, is being held in the Monroe County Detention Center on $10,000 bond on two felony charges of aggravated assault. The Sheriffs Office says the chief victim told Deputy James Hager his neighbor, Riggs, sold him the boat for $500. He said he became angry with Riggs after he realized the engine was bad. The victim confronted Riggs about it just before 7 p.m. at Riggshome on 82nd Street oceanside. The victim, who had another person with him at the time, said he told him to remove the boat from his property. Both the victim and the witness who was with him told Hager that Riggs pulled out a small silver handgun and threatened to kill the victim. They both were able to describe the gun in detail. Riggs denied pointing a gun at them. He was found, however, to have a small silver handgun in his vehicle. The gun a loaded Smith and Wesson .32-caliber revolver matched the one described by the victim and witness, police said. 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 Garcia: Allow Cuban drug forU.S.In a significant break with Cuban exile leaders, Miami Congressman Joe Garcia, a Democrat who represents the Keys, is supporting the efforts of a Havana research institute that wants U.S. approval to test and market a diabetes treatment in this country.Garcias endorsement marks the first time a CubanAmerican in Congress has overtly backed a measure that, in the eyes of critics, undermines the embargo and could eventually give the Castro government access to U.S. markets without making democratic reforms.The move splits the Cuban-American congressional delegation for the first time, could become a campaign issue in the Democrats re-election campaign and, more broadly, indicates a shift in Miami politics as the exile communitys power appears to wane amid new waves of immigrants.Garcia said his decision is not political, but intended to help people who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers.This is about something that can maybe save lives. This is about medicine, Garcia said. There are 70,000 amputations that happen yearly from diabetes. Im not going to be the guy who decides that people will suffer because of the embargo.But the political significance is tough for experts to ignore. This is a wowsituation. Nothing like this has ever happened, said Mauricio Font, a Latin America studies expert at the City University of New York. In the past, this position would essentially be considered collaborating with the Castro regime. But today, my guess is that things are starting to change, Font said. Many Cubans in the United States would not be shocked, had come here long after Castro came to power, and wouldnt be opposed to something like this. Under U.S.-Cuba trade restrictions, an office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury would have to license the foot-ulcer therapy in the United States because it was developed by an arm of the Castro government, Cubas Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. The trade restrictions are intended to keep Cuba from profiting from access to U.S. markets without making democratic reforms on the island.The lack of access to an effective treatment for this life-threatening condition, which afflicts millions of Americans and results in billions of dollars of direct medical costs, is a serious unmet medical need for the American people that should be viewed as a human issue and not as part of a Cold Warera political one, said a draft of a letter to be sent to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.Its big break for member of local delegationCONGRESSBy MARC CAPUTOmcaputo@MiamiHerald.com No objections to Rockland districtAspecial overlay district for the 33-acre site of a planned Lower Keys shopping center has passed state review with no objections.The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity tendered its approval for the change in Monroe County land-development regulations July 24.That opened a window for anyone opposed to the rule change to file for an administrative appeal at the state level, but the period passed with no objection.The county land-development rule creating the Rockland Key Commercial Retail Center Overlay District has gone into effect, said Mayte Santamaria, assistant director of Monroe County Planning and Environmental Resources.Under state Area of Critical State Concern law, any land-use rules in Monroe County must be reviewed and approved by state growth-management officials.The overlay district helps simplify the process to issue permits for the projects 335,000 square feet of covered space, but the sites builders a team assembled by Savannah, Ga., developer David Garfunkel still must file for a development agreement and submit detailed development plans.We havent heard a peep, Santamaria said Tuesday.Developers, represented locally by consulting firm Trepanier and Associates of Key West, have said previously they expect to submit plans around the end of 2013. Firm owner Owen Trepanier was traveling and could not be reached Tuesday.Designers must submit plans that address transportation issues, stormwater runoff, and protection of nearby mangroves and nearshore water.Monroe County commissioners who approved the overlay district this spring recommended Garfunkel make plans to build or provide some workforce housing for the 600 people estimated to be hired at the shopping complex. Garfunkel did not agree to the proposal but commissioners cautioned the topic could rise at future permitting steps.Thatll make it easier for shopping centerLOWER KEYSWomans body found floating off Key WestDetectives with the Monroe County Sheriffs Office are investigating how a woman died off Key West over the weekend after a night of partying. The body of Angela Taylor, 36, was found around 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sheriffs Office said that on Saturday, a boater called the U.S. Coast Guard when he found a dinghy washed up near Man Key. The dinghy belonged Taylor. Taylors body was found in Boca Grande Channel by a Coast Guard crew, according to Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin. Detectives spoke with Taylors boyfriend, Kenneth McKiel, 39, who lives on a boat 100 yards away from where Taylor lived on her boat. He said they were at a party, drinking, from Friday night until the early morning hours Saturday, Herrin said. He said they left the party and returned to his boat in her dinghy.... They argued and she left his boat on her dinghy about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.Final hours spent partying, police sayKEY WESTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comKeynoter Staff Marathon gets new top copThe Middle Keys have a new top cop, as Monroe County Sheriffs Office Capt. Gene Thompson took the helm of the Marathon substation on Monday. Thompson, a Marathon native and 20-year veteran of the police force, takes over for 28-year veteran Capt. Chad Scibilia, whos been chief at the Marathon substation the past five years. Marathon contracts with the Sheriffs Office for police protection. Scibilia, also a Marathon native, is transferring to Internal Affairs and also will lead the Sheriffs Office Key West International Airport division. Capt. Don Hiller will take Thompsons post as chief of the Lower Keys substation on Cudjoe Key. He was most recently with Internal Affairs and the airport division. The moves are part of Sheriff Rick Ramsays plan to help his captains gain experience heading various aspects of the organization. The name of the game is diversity, Ramsay said. In the Middle Keys, Thompson will also have the chance to head up a narcotics and major crimes unit dealing with sex crimes and homicides. Hell also gain experience working with municipal governments in Marathon and Layton, in addition to unincorporated Monroe County.The Middle Keys service area runs from the Seven Mile Bridge to mile marker 73.5.It was a command decision to help broaden everyones skills, Thompson said. What youre getting are highly trained commanders, which is what you want. Scibilia concurred, noting its a good idea for the Sheriffs Office leadership to understand all aspects of the community and organization. Its a good thing because even if you work one sector patrol versus another, every community and personnel is a little different. I always think its a good thing for command to be well diversified within the organization, he said. The Marathon City Council approved a $1.55 million contract for fiscal year 2013-14 police services with the Sheriffs Office. Thats an increase of $81,794 from 2012-13. However, the Sheriffs Office has returned an average of $77,834 in underbudget funds to the city at the end of each fiscal year since 2004. That includes $164,074 in 2011 and $168,747 in 2012.Thompson moves into chief job, Scibilia transfersBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPorters latest evaluations so-soMonroe County School District Mark Porter graded his own performance slightly higher than the five-member School Board based on summative evaluations released Friday. Porter and the board last conducted interim evaluations in June yielding a board average score of 3.51 out of 5, or basically a C-plus, while Porter, who graded himself on a three-point scale, awarded himself a 2.51.This time around, the board and Porter both used the five-point scale. The board gave him an average score of 3.24, while the superintendent gave himself a 3.31, both grades a C-minus.The evaluation form asks 52 questions pegged to a five-point scale of 1, not acceptable; 2, developing; 3, proficient; 4, accomplished; and 5, distinguished. As was the case last time, board member Ed Davidson gave Porter the lowest score and included in his evaluation some cutting criticisms. The individual marks:Chairman Andy Griffiths, 3.35.Vice Chairman Ron Martin, 3.60.Robin Smith-Martin, 3.31.John Dick, 3.08.Davidson, 2.87. Davidson really dug in on a student achievement metric that ties Porters evaluation to Keys schools maintaining an A-rating as determined by the Florida Department of Education. Under Porters watch he was hired in August 2012 the district grade dropped from an Ato a B. Davidson said he warned all along that is foolish and invalid to set these arbitrary state bureaucracy ratings as bench marks, but since the superintendent insisted, he is stuck with the consequences.Davidson went on to attribute the decline in academic standing as based on Porter putting off dealing with nearly all problematic principalships until [just under] two years after his arrival, as part of a pattern of seriously flawed and conflictaverse personnel decisions.Dick agreed: District went slightly backwards. Superintendent needed to make changes in numerous leadership positions but did not do so. When his interim evaluations were complete, Porter spent nearly a month unsuccessfully trying to find a law that would allow him to exempt the scores from public release.To that point, Davidson said in his latest evaluation that Porter has a persistent aversion to Florida public document policies. This aint Lake Woebegone anymore.Porter identified his own strengths as values and ethics of leadership and labor relations. He said he could improve in leadership and district culture and organizational management.Porter was hired Aug. 8, 2012, making $150,000 annually plus benefits on a three-year contract. He came from the South Washington County School District in Minnesota.Generally, superintendent not excellingBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMARATHON MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMonroe County Sheriffs Office Capt.Gene Thompson (left) assumed command of the Marathon substation from Capt.Chad Scibilia (right) on Monday.District went slightly backwards. Superintendent needed to make changes in numerous leadership positions but did not do so. John Dick x

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with his wife, Beth Kamenstein. The school is now Treasure Village Montessori School at mile marker 86.7. Levy and Kamenstein, both professional artists, were instrumental in starting the now-flourishing artist scene on Morada Way. Levys pottery work will soon be on display at the Matecumbe Studio Gallery at 140 Morada Way, said gallery owner Samantha Decker-Hoppen. Current Mayor Ken Philipson said Levy was an inspiration to him as a public servant. Ron was a dedicated public servant, and they dont come around very often in that mold, Philipson said.Levy recalled as dedicatedFrom Levy,1A Key West City Commissioner Clayton Lopez on Thursday will host a Bahama Village community meeting to discuss the ongoing $1 million facelift of Nelson English and Willie Ward parks. The District 6 meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 300 Catherine St. The wholesale rehab of the parks, situated on either side of the MLK Jr. Community Center, includes new playground equipment, lighting, landscaping, signs and stormwater runoff improvements. The funding comes from the citys Tax Increment Fund, a special property tax mechanism that reinvests District 6 growth in taxable value into capital projects. Other examples of TIFfunded projects are improvements to the Cornish AME Memorial Zion Church and the Coral City Elks Lodge, both on Whitehead Street. Lopez said he expects to hear a few complaints about construction noise but nothing too serious. Im glad to see that were making some progress down there. The Burke Construction Group Inc., based in Doral in Miami-Dade, is the general contractor. English was the first black postmaster in the Southernmost City, appointed in 1882 and serving until 1886.Indigenous ParkThe commission has also earmarked $173,690 for design, construction and permitting of another public park rehabilitation, at Indigenous Park on White Street. The public got a first look at those plans in a separate community meeting last week. The project has been subject to several delays, notable following heavy flooding in the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, and pending a development plan for the adjacent Higgs Beach property owned by Monroe County. Indigenous Park includes the Wild Bird Rescue Center, storage for the citys Urban Forestry Department, a major pump station, bocce ball courts, and parking for access to Rest Beach and the White Street Pier. The bocce ball courts have recently been resurfaced. The new round of improvements will restore the pockmarked parking lot, along with new signs, street lightning and landscaping. Also included is a cistern and saltwater well for the Wild Bird Rescue Center. That $28,250 is coming from the Toyota/National Audubon Grant Program. Wednesday,October 9,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Three days of Nashville Music in Key Largo, 72 hours of fun. Schedule at:WWW.KEYLARGOSONGFEST.COM The 2nd annual Downtown Key Largo Songfest will host a group of professional songwriters at three different venues simultaneously including Lisa Carver, Billy Livesay (of Foghat), and Jon Nite. Jon has had recent success with cuts by Blake Shelton, Thompson Station and a new duet by Keith Urban/Miranda Lambert. Also entertaining at this event is Ben de la Cour, Mark Stephen Jones, Mark Stepakoff, Rick Stewart, and Bud Tower. The events writers have penned tunes for additional top artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams, Jr., Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Jewel, Sugarland and many more.OCT.11 13 99530 O/S HWY 13 SEAGATE BLVD. 1313 OCEAN BAY DRIVE3 Locations: Complimentary transportation by Island Time Shuttle throughout all three sites Fri. & Sat. to enjoy all the music.Sponsored by: KEY LARGO Downtown Association BACKYARD CAFE D them as far south as Key West, he said, adding a pair of crocodiles has been spotted on several occasions at Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park. This particular species occurs throughout the Caribbean, in Cuba, and the Bahamas, Hord said. The FWC has had periodic reports of a croc at NAS Key West. Hord said officers only responded this time because the animal found its way onto the road. My guy responded and took him off the roadway and the folks on the base wanted him released there. They let it go right there off the road, he said.Crocodile is releasedFrom Croc,1A get to the bottom of this and would work with Porter once the superintendent is back at work.Schools watchdog Larry Murray, a former appointed member of the districts Audit and Finance Committee, has made several public records requests in an attempt to track how the $10,000 raise came to pass.His latest tack involves a complaint submitted to the Florida Department of Educations Office of Inspector General and logged by the state agency on Oct. 6.Murray wrote to the DOE: Superintendent Mark Porter of the Monroe County School District improperly awarded a salary increase to an employee. In so doing, I believe that Superintendent Porter exceeded his authority and thus violated state law.Further, I believe that, in awarding the salary increase, [he] misled, if not deceived, the Monroe County School Board. Murray described McPherson as a victim of Porters actions. Department of Education spokeswoman Tiffany Cowie said theres a 20-day period during which complaints are assigned.Murray files official complaintFrom Porter,1A Firm tries again forcell towerKeys Wi-Fi owner Rick Richter isnt letting a Marathon City Council denial and subsequent Circuit Court loss from again trying to build a cell-phone tower on a vacant 64th Street lot.Richters company intended to construct a 150-foot tower on the roughly 10,000square-foot lot near U.S. 1, but the council voted it down, 3-2, in December 2011.He sued the city in March 2012, and Circuit Court Judge David Audlin ruled in June the council was within its rights to not allow construction of the tower. Were proposing a 130foot tower [for the same site] and Verizon Wireless has said they can meet that service at that level. AT&Thas also expressed an interest, Richter said. Richter said the difference this time could be that hes agreed to an independent third-party contractor to review plans for the site. That didnt happen in 2011.Its something thats been requested so were going to make sure everything is on the up and up, he said.City Planning Director George Garrett said hes reviewing potential companies to perform the review. Were looking for people that can do the work and [expect] a bid within the next week to 10 days. Theyre basically engineering firms that specialize in tower and cell-phone type usages, he said. Richter would pay the city back the cost. Garrett said federal law allows for municipalities to hire a consultant to determine whether a cell tower is a necessity. That sets up a situation that, short of some specific issues, would make it very difficult for us to turn it down, he said. Garrett added that a similar review was not previously done because staff actually didnt think we needed it. We thought we had a pretty clear-cut case. It is something we could have required and didnt, he said. Last June, then-Mayor Pete Worthington, Councilwoman Ginger Snead and Councilman Rich Keating voted against the tower despite a staff recommendation and unanimous advisory Planning Commission vote in favor of it. Richter agreed to build a concrete barrier and add landscaping to hide the tower at ground-level view, but those council members were concerned with placing it in a residential area. The 64th Street lot is owned by Realtor Brian Schmitt, who emphasized the importance for improved cell service in the Middle Keys. Verizon is the provider for the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, and the vast majority of 911 calls are made on cell phones so its an important safety feature, he said.Last time, council,court turned it downBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONParks update is this weekLopez hosts 6 p.m.session on ThursdayBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYConstruction crews are working on a $1 million facelift to Bahama Villages Nelson English and Willie Ward parks on Catherine Street.City Commissioner Clayton Lopez will host a community meeting to discuss the improvements on Thursday night.

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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,October 9,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALNew Benjamins make their debutLETTERS TO THE EDITORTry competitive biddingCompetitive bidding works. I recently upgraded my X-ray equipment to digital and spent the better part of a month negotiating individually with four different vendors trying to get the best price. After all that time, I only managed to get the price down $500, along with offers to include some free optional software and lots of rhetoric about the great price they were giving me and their great service. It finally dawned on me to do what any good business or government purchaser should do. I sent them all a request-for-competitive-bid letter informing them that this would be a one-time bid and to send me their best prices. One salesman immediately emailed back stating, You are a very smart man. I will sharpen my pencil and give you a great price. And he did. Magically, overnight the price dropped by almost $3,000, plus the free software and the great service. Luckily, I did not believe what the sales people were initially telling me. The competitive bid process quickly cleared the air. My savings went from under 2 percent to over 10 percent because they had to bid. To have any hope of getting the contract, they had to give their true best price. The Monroe County Commission recently changed county regulations to allow them to extend waste haulers contracts without going out to bid. This is a 10-year $105 million decision. Should it be based solely on negotiations with the vendors and their rhetoric about price and service? A10 percent savings here would save the taxpayers over a million dollars a year. Even half of that is a nice chunk of change. Competitive bidding is the only way to know you are getting the best price. Commissioners, solid waste is a competitive business and competitive bidding works. You should try it. Dr. Ross Williams Key WestToo many tourists alreadyThe fine folks of Key West are to be enthusiastically congratulated for their defeat of the referendum that would have had the city ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study widening Key West Harbors shipping channel. The people have spoken and as always the people know best. It is very encouraging to know that there is a chance Key West will always have some of its real historical charm around for a long time untarnished by throngs and throngs of tourists crawling like ants through their peaceful neighborhoods, looking into their shuttered windows, snapping photos of them sitting by their pools, asking them foolish questions if they are Conchs and spitting out their chewing gum on the front sidewalks. It is one step in the direction of sanity. My wife and lived in Key West and loved it. We sadly had to move north for personal reasons, but we visit often and have lots of friends and not one of our friends favored the idea of expanding the channel. Considering whats happening even now is disturbing. Overfishing, fishing contests, poker contests and all sorts of tacky promotional gimmicks that attract thousands and thousands of tourists takes its daily toll on the famous island town. When will enough be enough for the greedy, money-mongering few who cant get rich enough with the help of city subsidies and permit approvals politically motivated and a chamber of commerce whose real interest is just not very clear? By far, a more substantial idea would be to have a vote to approve a plan to clean up Duval Streets sidewalks. How disgusting some of the blocks are to walk on, they are so filthy. As the good people of Key West move forward, they know they will have to remain vigilant and they certainly will and their support will grow. All it takes is a walk down to the waterfront when two huge ships are in and observe what its like. Times Square would be a pretty neat comparison. Key West is just not built for it and was never intended to be inundated in such a fashion. Frank Simmons Delray BeachThe goal: Less counterfeiting but the rollouts hardly smoothThe new $100 bill with Ben Franklins face and a lot more security devices imbedded in special paper made its debut Tuesday.No, we havent seen one yet. And dont expect to either.Even though the Treasury Department says the $100 bill is the second-most circulated bill in U.S. currency (the $1 bill is still No. 1), we find it hard to believe. How many people do you know who carry $100 bills around in their pocket? Anyone?Perhaps in New York its the common denominator for Wall Street types, who seem to make a pretty good living in good times and bad, but here in the Keys we dont get the chance to flash that much green at any one time.The delayed release of the new $100 bill has its own irony. Originally scheduled for rollout to the banks in 2011, production snafus delayed the new bills. According to Money magazines reporting this week, a new 3-D security ribbon incorporated in the fabric caused bills to crease during printing. That left some sheets with gaps and missing places not exactly the kind of secure currency Treasury had in mind. There is also a color-shifting ink used in making the new Benjamins. When tilted slightly, the large printed front and back turns from copper to green. Thus, giving greenbacks a whole new meaning. As to the frequency of encountering $100 bills, Money reports that as of Dec. 31, there were 10.3 billion $1 bills, in circulation; 8.6 billion $100 bills; and 7.4 billion $20 bills. And 75 percent of the $1 trillion in circulation comes in $100 bills, and most of those are held outside the United States. Guess that means stuffed in mattresses and other hidey holes used by drug traffickers, market speculators and wealthy overseas business interests who dont trust their own governments to keep a stable currency or refrain from nationalizing profitable enterprises.The old $100 bills, redesigned in 1996 and still in circulation, will still be legal tender. But over time, as banks request more $100 bills from the Federal Reserve, theyll get only the new, security-strip Benjamins.The goal, of course, is to make it harder for counterfeiters to print up bushels of the $100 bills. And for us lesser mortals to count $20s in our wallet as sign enough of good times.Wayne 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. I would like to clear the air on some misinformation about the homeless shelter I have been proposing for Key West. Its not the mayors shelter. It is Key Wests shelter for the homeless. Anyone that has been in Key West since 2000 knows what it was like before the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter on Stock Island was built. The homeless were camping in tents and cardboard huts on Roosevelt Boulevard, by the beach, in our parks and all over Key West. The police could not do anything about them because we did not have a shelter. So KOTS was built and we were able to move them from those locations.When I ran for mayor the first time, I said I would address the homeless issue in Key West and I have not wavered. I started a homeless committee and discussed issues and solutions. The meetings were open to the public and minutes were taken. The need to improve the homeless shelter to become more efficient and effective was noted.The idea of the mobile unit came up. The Southernmost Homeless Assistance League received a grant to purchase a motorhome and the city helped fund its operational cost. Case workers are able to go to the homeless that would not come out of the encampments and help them get the services they need, such as getting identification so they can receive state and federal assistance and help them get in contact with family to return to their hometowns. We passed stricter camping ordinances, stricter rules to protect our parks and passed no-panhandling zones. But as much as we have done, we still have a huge issue.Where we are today is KOTS has been challenged by a lawsuit [that apparently will be settled]. The facility is on Sheriffs Office property where they may or may not renew our lease. The sheriff tells us what hours it can operate, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., with no one allowed at the shelter during the day. So everyone leaves and is on the streets all day looking for food, drinks and just hanging out all over town.Then they are fed on Flagler Avenue at the soup kitchen or take handouts throughout town. At the end of the day, they try to make it back to KOTS that opens at 6 p.m. They must arrive before 9:30 p.m. or they are not allowed in. Many just sleep wherever they can. To be proactive and not wait until we are forced to leave the Sheriffs Office property with nowhere to go, I proposed a shelter on the citys property at Easter Seals. We know the city needs at the bare minimum an overnight shelter. I proposed the city selling the property to the Monroe County Land Authority, which collects sales tax in Key West to buy property for affordable housing, then returning the property back to Key West with a deed restriction that it will always be used for affordable housing. What is more basic affordable housing than whether you stay at the shelter or youre homeless? Use the money from the sale to build the shelter with no money coming out of the city taxpayerspockets. When the shelter is no longer needed, another type of housing could be built there. The purpose of the 24-hour shelter is they dont have to leave in the morning to wander the streets all day. At the shelter, social services could come to them. They will have less chance to get sick so the hospital wont have indigent-care costs of $14 million as has been stated by Lower Keys Medical Center.Instead of taking them to jail for municipal ordinance offenses, we could take them to the shelter. This would save our police department valuable time because it takes about two hours to make an arrest. It would also save the sheriff the cost of incarceration.The St. Marys Soup Kitchen has agreed to feed the homeless at the shelter and close the facility on Flagler. The idea is to feed them at the shelter so they have to go there and also not allow them to camp on the streets, but give them the option to go to the shelter or jail if they are breaking the law. The Sheriffs Office spent more than $1 million on the homeless last year, but at the shelter we wont have that responsibility. They would have a location to keep their belongings when they try to find a job without having to carry everything they own on their back or hide it in the bushes. We will not allow them to sleep on the streets or live in the mangroves because we will have a location to take them 24 hours a day. We know that many homeless want the opportunity to get back on their feet but we also know about 25 to 30 percent have addictions and mental issues they may never overcome. We must work together with the Sheriffs Office, the hospital, the Monroe County Health Department, the nonprofits and the County Commission to address this issue, which is not just a Key West issue; its everyones issue. I believe One Human Family is more than a bumper sticker. Craig Cates is the mayor of Key West.GUEST COLUMNHomeless shelter would benefit entire community CATES Cops: Crime spree violentAman who claimed to have been injected with cocaine allegedly went on a Grand Theft Auto-style rampage through New Town Key West on Saturday before being brought down by two blasts from a Taser. Joseph Hyams, 20, from Easton, Pa., faces a laundry list of criminal charges and is being held with no bond allowed at the Monroe County Detention Center.When city police interviewed Hyams at Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island, he couldnt recall details of the mayhem that landed him with charges of hit and run causing injury, hit and run causing property damage, carjacking, battery on a law enforcement officer and battery. All are felonies but the battery charge.According to a city police report, Officer Alex Rodriguez, out on another call, spotted Hyams speeding down 15th Street in a red Ford pickup at 8:45 p.m. Hyams crashed the truck in front of the Searstown parking lot on North Roosevelt Boulevard, according to repots and witness statements, crawled out of one of the trucks windows and approached motorist Catherine Foote, screaming Give me your car!While this was happening, a passing driver told cops that Hyams had rearended a motorcycle in front of Conch Town liquors. Rodriguez later learned that crash ejected both motorcycle passengers and caused serious injuries, including a compound ankle fracture. From Rodriguezs report: Foote then told me Hyams jumped into a black Chrysler sedan.That vehicle belongs to Juan Soto, who was driving with his young daughter. Soto told Officer Darnell Sealy that Hyams dove, in the same manner as one dives into a pool, through the rear drivers side window.Soto said Hyams first ordered him to drive away before Hyams jumped from the back seat of the vehicle towards the drivers seat and attempted to put the vehicle in gear. Soto fought with Hyams, then off-duty police officer Joshua Early entered the fray, subduing Hyams long enough for Rodriguez to deliver two Taser blasts. No court date for Hyams has yet been set.Carjacking, crashes among allegationsCRIME FRONT HYAMSKeynoter Staff SWEARING-IN DAY Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYKey West Mayor Craig Cates gives a statement following his Monday swearing-in after winning a third term in the Oct.1 election after beating Margaret Romero.Also sworn in were Commissioner Jimmy Weekley,who defeated Tom Milone;commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow,re-elected with no opposition;and Peter Batty,re-elected to the citys Utility Board with no opposition. This is a specimen of the new $100 bill.

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The ongoing government shutdown is having farreaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But vacationers are being turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums, and thats having a ripple effect on businesses and communities that rely on tourism, such as the Keys. Borrowers applying for a mortgage can expect delays, particularly many low-tomoderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers. Alook at how services have been affected, and sometimes not, by Congress failing to reach an agreement averting a partial government shutdown.Air travelFederal air traffic controllers remain on the job and airport screeners continue to funnel passengers through security checkpoints. But safety inspections of planes, pilots and aircraft repair stations by government workers have ceased.Benefit paymentsSocial Security and Medicare benefits continue to be paid out, but there could be delays in processing new disability applications. Unemployment benefits are also still going out.Federal courtsFederal courts continue to operate normally and will do so until mid-October. If the shutdown continues, the judiciary would have to begin furloughs of employees whose work is not considered essential. But cases would continue to be heard. The Supreme Court also says its business will go.MailDeliveries continue as usual because the U.S. Postal Service receives no tax dollars for day-to-day operations. It relies on income from stamps and other postal fees to keep running.RecreationAll national parks are closed. Grand National Canyon National Park was shut down for only the second time since it was created in 1919. The Grand Canyon averages 18,000 tourists per day in October, which has left hotels, concessionaires and tour operators losing money by the hour.In Washington, monuments along the National Mall have been closed, as have the Smithsonian museums. Among visitor centers that have closed: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York, Independence Hall in Philadelphia and Alcatraz Island near San Francisco.HealthNew patients are not being accepted into clinical research at the National Institutes of Health, but current patients continue to receive care.Medical research at the NIH has been disrupted as some studies have been delayed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been severely limited in spotting or investigating disease outbreaks such as the flu or that mysterious MERS virus from the Middle East.Food safetyThe Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they could handle recalls and high-risk foodborne outbreaks, but are less likely to discover them because most of the people who investigate outbreaks have been furloughed. Routine food safety inspections conducted by the FDAare suspended, so most food manufacturers wont have to worry about periodic visits from government inspectors to make sure their facilities are clean. U.S. food inspections abroad have also been halted. The Department of Agricultures federal meat inspections are proceeding as usual.EducationThe Education Department has said a shutdown beyond a week would severely curtail the cash flow to school districts, colleges, universities and vocational rehabilitation agencies that depend on department funds.For example, colleges rely on department funds to pay ongoing expenses for staff in programs for disadvantaged students.Food helpThe Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, has enough money to operate through the end of October, according to the USDA. The department distributed almost $400 million in federal unexpended and contingency dollars last week to states to cover shortfalls.The program provides supplemental food, health-care referrals and nutrition education for pregnant women, mothers and their children.School lunches and breakfasts should have enough funding to be served, USDA says, and food stamps will continue to be distributed through October. But both programs could face shortfalls if the shutdown continues into November.TaxesAmericans would still have to pay their taxes and file federal tax returns, but the Internal Revenue Service suspended all audits. The IRS also will not process any tax refunds during the shutdown. Got questions? Sorry, IRS call centers will not be staffed, though automated lines are still running.Worker safetyFederal occupational safety and health inspectors have stopped workplace inspections except in cases of imminent danger. Wednesday,October 9,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:DEADLINE TO FILE BP CLAIM IS APRIL 22, 2014 WE ARE A LOCAL LAW FIRM WITH OVER A DECADE OF PRACTICING IN THE KEYS. CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM TO DISCUSS YOUR POTENTIAL CLAIM.Campbell & Malafy10887 Overseas Highway Suite #201 Marathon, FL 33050 Office: (305)743-2492 Fax: (305)743-2432email: rmalafy@msn.com www.campbellandmalafy.comThings you need to know about your rights under the BP Oil Spill Settlement:This is a Court authorized and Court supervised settlement which BP entered into voluntarily, that in part, limits BPs liability for past and future damages resulting from the spill.BP has agreed in Court documents that Monroe County was in fact affected by the spill and that there may be future effects of the spill felt in the Keys.BP has agreed that Monroe County residents do not need to prove that the spill caused any loss it is presumed for businesses and individuals meeting the financial criteria.You are included as a member in this settlement unless you opted out or were specifically excluded; most Monroe County residents and businesses are included.As a member of the settlement, you must make your claim by April 22, 2014.You cannot simply wait and see. If you do not make a claim by April 22, 2014, your claim will forever be lost and you will release BP from any claim you may have had for both past and future damages.There is no cost to you to determine if you are a member of the settlement and entitled to compensation. We do not charge upfront costs or fees and if you do not recover you do not pay anything.If it is determined you are entitled to compensation you may also be entitled to several times that amount to compensate you for future losses. You may be entitled to compensation under the settlement even if you were previously denied. WIN A 18ft. HELL BAY Watermanwith side console and 60hp Engine!Grand Prize for the First Angler who catches one of each species! 12thANNUALLADIES TOURNAMENT FOR TROPHIES & PRIZES FRI. & SAT.OCT. 18 & 19Islander Resort Kick-off Party Friday, 6-9PM The Silent Auction and Litter Box Dig!Fri. 6-9PM Sat. 12 noon-7:30 PMAwards BanquetSat. 6-9PM in the Banquet RoomCasting Contest Mens & Womens Division Sponsored by: For more info or to register call Sharon 305.664.2012 / 305.393.6174Casting for Cats, Inc is a 501 charity and volunteer organization dedicated to the welfare of cats in the Upper Keys. Proceeds go to Shriners Childrens Hospital, VCA Upper Keys Animal Hospital, Caring for Cats Clinic, Marathon Wild Bird Center, and Animal Care Emergency Funds. Shutdowns impacts are manyAlmost all are affectedAssociated PressGOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Business GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,October 9,2013 George M. Botelho, M.D.Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society 305-743-4005Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosInsurance problems persistThe Obama administration promised significant improvements in accessing the federal health overhaul website this week, after taking down the system for maintenance over the weekend. But many in Florida were still unable to enroll. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday during a meeting in Tampa that programmers are taking the website down at night, during periods of low use, in order to fix the technology flaws and update software. We are working really around the clock, she said. We have made a lot of progress. Today is better than yesterday and were hoping in the very near future to have a seamless process.President Obama and his staff have downplayed the technology flaws and said delays reflected the publics huge interest in the website. There were 7 million visits to HealthCare.gov in the first two days. But federal health officials acknowledged problems beyond just high web traffic.The volume actually identified some additional features, said Sebelius. Were a week in to a 26 week process. I am confident in the very near future that we will have it flowing smoothly.Technicians were adding equipment to expand the sites capacity and making software changes that had already cut wait times in half since Friday. Call center wait times are seconds, not minutes, and people have been enrolling over the phone 24/7, Health and Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said in a written statement. The technology fixes could be crucial to the early perceived success of the Affordable Care Act as federal health officials try to capitalize on the hype surrounding Obamacare. Experts say its critical to deal with those issues in the first two weeks, noting consumers are typically very forgiving in the early phase. If within the first seven to 14 days theres a lot of problems and they recover from it, everybody forgets about it, said Jay Dunlap, senior vice president of health care technology company EXL. But if you have a stigma attached to you that it doesnt really work well, (consumers) really become frustrated and they will not come back to that site to try second, third fourth time. Sebelius got a brief update from counselors, also known as navigators, from the University of South Florida, which received the largest grant in the state to help enroll people. She also heard from two Tampa-area students who previously did not have health insurance and are excited about being able to buy coverage.Sebelius and the USF navigators declined to give enrollment figures, saying that they would release statistics at the end of the month. She said the website has received five to six times the amount of traffic that the governments Medicare site has ever had in simultaneous users.HHS chief promises fixesBy KELLI KENNEDY and TAMARA LUSHAssociated PressAFFORDABLE CARE ACTService] actually have more people working now than they did before the shutdown to make sure nobody fishes. Burke said he understands that to be correct.The National Park Service has the same number of lawenforcement rangers patrolling Florida Bay as it did before the shutdown, Kimball said.According to Kimball, there are eight law enforcement rangers assigned to patrol Florida Bay five in the Flamingo District and three in the Key Largo District. This is the same number of law enforcement rangers that were assigned to these two districts before the government shutdown, Kimball said.The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermens Association supports the guides effort to reopen Florida Bay, although commercial fishing inside the park waters has long been banned, association Director Bill Kelly said.If the park is going to have eight patrol officers keeping people out of Florida Bay, it seems those same rangers could be enforcing the same park regulations they usually enforce, Kelly said.Alicensed sportfishing guide, Kelly said the backcountry captains could lose $3,000 to $5,000 in revenue every week they are banned from the parks bay waters.Thousands in revenue is goneFrom Protest,1A Miami Herald photo by SUSAN COCKINGCapt.Carl Ball holds up a bonefish that might have been caught during spawning east of Elliott Key at Biscayne National Park.Biscayne,Everglades and Dry Tortugas are all closed due to the government shutdown.

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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 9,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5BB Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL|(305) 289-2038 HOT! HOT! NEW! Coastal Furniture Lamps Artwork Accessories Another try at eradicating pythons Burmese pythons chowing their way through the Everglades havent met their match,but a new effort at trapping them might eat into the population.Story, 2B Landon Blackford,8,won most outstanding catch after his catch and release of a 65-pound tarpon he reeled in by himself during a kids fishing tournament last weekend based out of the Lorelei in Islamorada.With him is his dad and captain,Drew Moret.Overall,104 kids participated.WINNING TARPONLady Fins win 4th straightThe Marathon High School volleyball team bested a game Westwood Christian School team Saturday for the second time in four days. The Dolphins won at home 29-27, 25-20 and 2517 over the Warriors after beating their District 16 rivals in straight sets Oct. 1 in Miami. The win was the Dolphinsfourth straight and improved the team to 10-7. The girls last lost at Westminster Christian School on Sept. 24. Sophomore Katie Popejoy continued to pay dividends for the Dolphins at her new outside hitter position. She led the team with seven kills, while Savannah Rodamer had five and junior varsity call-up Rachel Philcox had three. Popejoy started the year off at the defensive specialist libero position, but thats been taken over by Brandi Spalten. Coach Carol Miller said Spalten and Amanda Bruland were the Dolphins top servers on Saturday, notching 13 and 11 service points, respectively. Miller added that setter Jordan Roney returned to practice Monday after missing three weeks with an injury sustained during a Sept. 16 match against Greater Miami Academy. The Dolphins were preparing to visit Key West High School for a scheduled match Tuesday. Results were not available by press time. Marathon is scheduled to host Archbishop Carroll High School on Friday at 5:30 p.m., as well as a Saturday match at 12:30 p.m. against Palmer Trinity School. Westwood gives volleyball team tough challengeBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON VOLLEYBALLHurricanes host LaSalle on FridayCoral Shores High School football players try to put Homecoming Week distractions aside as the Hurricanes get ready for perhaps the biggest game of their regular season Friday. LaSalle, the unbeaten defending champion of the prep Southeast Football Conference, arrive for the 7:30 p.m. Friday clash at George M. Barley Jr. Stadium in Tavernier. Its going to be a whale of a game, Hurricane head coach Ed Holly said Tuesday. Were excited about the opportunity to play for a share of first place in the conference. LaSalles Royal Lions (6-0) are coming off a 3024 win over Westminster Academy, the only team to defeat Coral Shores (5-1) this season. LaSalle just does everything well, Holly said. They dont make many mistakes and they have some incredible skill guys. AHurricane win would put Coral Shores in a threeway tie for the conference lead with one game remaining before league playoffs start Oct. 25. Coral Shores stages a Friday pep rally for the game, followed by the 5 p.m. Homecoming Parade on the Old Highway on Plantation Key. Teams generally try to make football schedules so Homecoming activities and preparations for major games do not overlap. Homecoming always falls in the later weeks of the football calendar. After Miami Country Day shut down its season early and forfeited, the LaSalle game was the last possible home date, Holly said. Its the first time in a while that Coral Shores has been 5-1 at this point, Holly said. Were getting better every week. LaSalle is the one with the pressure; were just going to go out and have fun. Coral Shores enters the game relatively healthy, having lost only a few players to season-ending injury. The Hurricanes end the regular season with an Oct. 18 trip to Marathon High School.Tough game is expectedCORAL SHORES FOOTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Garcia leads MarathonThe Marathon High School boys cross-country team improved its team average on Friday, but finished in the middle of the pack at the 13th annual Junior Orange Bowl Invitational meet in Miami.Junior Anthony Garcia led the Dolphins in the 3.1-mile race with a time of 20:31, good enough for 50th place among 181 runners. Joel Zaila finished in 21:24 (76th), Aydan Child 21:38 (84th), Giovani Garcia 21:48 (88th) and Truman Berger 22:18 (104th).The Dolphins finished with a total team score of 402, which is compiled by adding the place of each of the teams top five runners. The boys finished 17th out of 22 teams and fourth among its six District 16 rivals. Overall we ran a minute faster as a team from the last time we raced at this course, coach Jim Murphy said, adding that it will take hard work if the team hopes to advance to regionals after the Oct. 25 district championship meet in Miami. After looking at the average times of other teams in our district, we will have to do a lot of work to get to regionals. It is possible, but all of our top six runners are going have to improve by at least 30 to 45 seconds. The girls team did not place at the meet because only Elizabeth Kyle, Rosalia Parrado and Sheila Corro ran. At least five must run to qualify for the team competition. Kyle finished in 27:19, which was 67th overall among 147 runners. Parrado ran a 28:09 (82nd) and Corro 31:06 (118th). Our girls ran their best and [Kyle and Parrado] both beat their personal records. All the girlstimes are dropping and if they keep dropping, they will look good by districts, Murphy said. Marathon was scheduled to run against Keys rival Coral Shores on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. Next up is the annual Monroe County championship meet, hosted this year by Key West High School at the Key West Golf Club on College Road. Its slated to tee off at 4 p.m. on Oct. 15.Overall,team is bunched in middle of packBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON CROSS COUNTRYConchs strong in LauderdaleThe Key West High girls cross-country team broke the school record for the second consecutive week Friday with an average time of 21 minutes, 51 seconds, which was good for second place at the 13-team Cardinal Gibbons Invitational at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale.It was the first time in school history that a Conch girls team finished second in a big meet, according to coach Terence White. Senior Tristin Milliken led the way over the 3.1-mile course, finishing fourth in 20:39 26 seconds behind winner Sara Bowden of Archbishop McCarthy but it was the next four Conch girls, all of whom ran personal-best times, that made the big difference.Jane Welzien was 11th in 21:23, Emily Good was 24th in 22:13, Catherine Richardson was 26th in 22:17 and Sahara Graft was 39th in 22:53.Of Good, who has lowered her time by three minutes this season, White said, She is starting to believe in herself. She used to think that she was out of the mix, but now she sees that she can run with these other girls. Meaghan McCullah also ran for Key West, finishing 66th in 24:48.The Conch boys team finished fourth, led by Everett Wagner, who was 12th out of 164 runners in 17:09 seven seconds off his personal-best time. He was 1:06 behind winner Carlos Penaranda of Pembroke Pines Charter.Most eye-popping, however, was that the next three boys all broke 18 minutes with personal-best times Jerry Burgess (29th, 17:49), Leif Cisneros (36th, 17:55) and Zach Lightfoot (37th, 17:56.).Its the first time weve ever had four runners under 18, White said. The Conchs could soon have five breaking 18 minutes this season. Brock Guzman, who is battling back from an injury, was 48th in 18:22, but his top mark, set last season, is 17:08. Also posting personalrecord times for the boys were Steven Hobson (18:49) and Melson Maxime (18:49). Key Wests next meet will be the Varela Invitational on Friday at Thompson Park in Miami. The Conchs will then host Marathon and Coral Shores in the county championships Oct. 15 at the Key West Golf Club.Runners place second of 13 teams at meetBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST CROSS COUNTRYReefs the most reliableThe reef is where the action is right now, folks. Theres an outstanding mangrove snapper bite from Hawk Channel to the reef edge, with lots of fish in the threeto four-pound class, plus some absolute monsters approaching eight pounds. Live ballyhoo is the ticket, and its plentiful on the Atlantic side right now. We use a halfounce jighead to get the bait to the bottom where the biggest mangroves lurk. The same areas are producing keeper-size gag and red grouper and the occasional mutton snapper. The yellowtail snapper bite has been hit or miss lately. If you are lucky to get on a pile of fish that cooperate, take advantage of it. If youre spending more than an hour on a spot with no results, move on. The amberjack and jack crevalle bite remains good on the wrecks for those looking for a workout. Were also beginning to see an increase in king mackerel, with some nearing 20 pounds. And the sailfish are showing themselves with more regularity. All of this fishing will improve with each passing cold front. Again, live ballyhoo is your bait of choice. Offshore, the tuna bite isBallyhoo will bring them inFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn Tom Ellis,from the Atlanta area,shows one of many large mangrove snapper caught with SeaSquared Charters. The mangrove bite is red-hot right now.See Fishing,2B

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ELENA KENDALL MD, PA Living Latest python weapon: New trapsFederal wildlife officials alarmed by an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades have tried radio tracking collars, a massive public hunt and even a snake-sniffing dog to control the invasive species. Now theres talk of snaring the elusive pythons in specially designed traps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture received a patent in August for a trap that resembles a long, thin cage with a net at one end for the live capture of large, heavy snakes. Researchers say Burmese pythons regard the Everglades as an all-youcan-eat buffet, where native mammals are easy prey and the snakes have no natural predators. The population of Burmese pythons, which are native to India and other parts of Asia, likely developed from pets released into the wild, either intentionally or in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Wildlife officials are racing to control the python population before it undermines ongoing efforts to restore natural water flow through the Everglades. According to a study released last year, mammal sightings in the Everglades are down sharply in areas where pythons are known to live. Afield station for the National Wildlife Research Center, which falls under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is preparing to test the trap in a natural enclosure that contains five pythons. Over the coming months, the researchers will try baiting the traps with the scent of small mammals such as rats, and will try camouflaging them as pipes or other small, covered spaces where pythons like to hide, said John Humphrey, a biologist at the research center. Future tests may use python pheromones as bait. Theres still more to be learned, theres still more to be tested, Humphrey said. This is just one of your tools that you have to put together with other things to get the problem solved. The trap was developed to catch exotic snakes without ensnaring smaller, lighter native species, Humphrey said. The 5-foot-long trap is made from galvanized steel wire with a tightly woven net secured to one end. Two separate triggers need to be tripped simultaneously for it to close, which should keep it from snapping shut on such native snakes as the eastern diamondback rattlesnake or the water moccasin. The largest native snakes are generally somewhat smaller than the youngest of the pythons, Humphrey said. That was the impetus of the design. The longest python ever caught in Florida was more than 18 feet, found in May beside a rural Miami-Dade County road. Humphrey developed the trap in collaboration with Wisconsin-based Tomahawk Live Trap, which is working on a licensing agreement to sell the traps along with other snake-handling equipment such as tongs, hooks and secure bags.Not a sure thingIts not clear where exactly the traps would be deployed, or whether they would be effective in an area as vast as the Everglades. Everglades National Park alone encompasses 1.5 million acres, and all but roughly a 100,000 acres of that is largely inaccessible swampland and sawgrass, vital breeding grounds for a variety of protected species. It might not make sense, or even be possible, to place and monitor traps in hard-toreach swamplands, said park spokeswoman Linda Friar. Traps have been used in the park to collect pythons for research but not for population control, Friar said. Most of the state and federal efforts aimed at pythons have focused on learning how the elusive snakes have adapted so well in the wild, and that learning process continues, she said. One of the challenges facing wildlife officials is that the tan, splotchy snakes are incredibly difficult to spot in the wild, even for seasoned hunters. Researchers say theyll fail to see a python theyre tracking with a radio collar until theyre practically standing on it.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission allows hunters with special permits to remove pythons and other exotic reptiles from some state lands. Earlier this year, a statesanctioned hunt that attracted worldwide media attention. Roughly 1,600 amateur python hunters joined the permit holders for a month, netting a total of 68 snakes.In an Auburn University experiment, specially trained dogs found more pythons than their human counterparts, but researchers also found that the dogs, much like humans, would falter the longer they worked in South Floridas often oppressive humidity. State wildlife officials also try to catch pythons through exotic pet amnesty days where people can relinquish non-native species with no questions asked. Florida prohibits the possession or sale of pythons, and federal law bans the importation and interstate sale of the species. Aprolonged cold snap has proven to be one of the better methods of python population control, killing off large numbers of the snakes in 2010. The population rebounded, though, because low temperatures arent reliable in subtropical South Florida and because pythons reproduce quickly and in large numbers.But researchers say the results might be poorBy JENNIFER KAYAssociated PressWILDLIFE Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis is one of the traps researchers hope to use to catch Burmese pythons. still good at the humps. The largest fish are being taken by anglers who stop for hoos on the reef and then proceed to the humps. Theyre getting large blackfins in the 20pound class. Theres a smattering of dolphin, mostly schoolies that must be measured. But any day now we should start to see larger gaffersize fish. Most anglers report finding the dolphin on large weed clumps and floating debris. Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico are really turning on with plenty of very nice mangrove snappers as well as the intermittent keeper gag grouper on the wrecks. The Spanish mackerel are starting to show up and, again, all of this fishing will get better with each cold front that passes through.The weeks bestCapt. Greg Poland says he fished the bonefish flats around Islamorada last weekend and had a few shots at bones and permit. He put his anglers on small tarpon on a trip to the Lower Keys waters. As with most guides in the area, Poland reports losing trips due to the closure of Everglades National Park as part of the federal shutdown. The SeaSquared and the Klimax split the week between snapper fishing on the reef and shark fishing in the bay. Mangrove snapper was the name of the game on our reef trips. And Im talking monster fish up to eight pounds. The small ones were three and four pounds. We also had a few almostkeeper-size grouper we had to throw back. The shark trips to Florida Bay were tons of fun for our anglers who released double-digit numbers of lemon sharks on every outing. 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. com and http://Facebook .com/MarathonFishing.Mangrove snappers are hugeFrom Fishing,1BChiefs show whos bossSo what was it like along the Key West High sideline during Cardinal Gibbons run of 56 points in a row Friday night in Fort Lauderdale? Helplessness is one way to describe it, said coach Johnny Hughes, looking back on the 63-20 loss that dropped the Conchs to 0-5. It was the most points allowed by Key West in more than 20 years. Playing their 16-5A opener and first road game of the season, the Conchs hung tough for a quarter against the undefeated Chiefs, who are ranked eighth in the state in 5Aby the Associated Press. After Gibbons jumped to a 7-0 lead, the Conchs tied it when Deonte Stemage caught a quick pass from Andrew Freeman and raced almost the length of the field for a touchdown. The 98yard pass play was the longest in Key West history. The Conchs then executed a successful onsides kick that led to a first-and-goal on the 2-yard line. But after a holding penalty and a fumbled snap, Mehki Sargent was stopped at the 2 on fourth down. Behind the passing of Washington State recruit Peyton Bender, the Chiefs then drove 98 yards in five plays and the rout was on. Soon, Bender, looking more like Peyton Manning, threw 57 yards to University of Louisville-bound George Rushing to make it 21-7. Two more TDs followed for a 28-0 quarter and a 35-7 halftime lead. He was outstanding, Hughes said of Bender, who, for the game, completed 18 of 23 passes for 245 yards and four TDs. He makes quick decisions and has a quick release. Hes probably the best quarterback well face this season. Gibbons also had a good ground game. Dion McIntosh ran 49 yards for a score on the first play of the third quarter. That was followed by a Bender TD pass, a three-yard TD run by the backup quarterback and, finally, a last touchdown on an interception of a Freeman pass that made it 63-7. Late in the game, with a running clock being used, Key West scored on a 27yard run by Freeman and a 33-yard pass from Freeman to Josh Shadduck on the games last play. The Conchs will try to break their losing streak when they play Belen Jesuit (3-2) at 7:30 Friday night at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Well see what the character of our team is like, Hughes said.Conchs routed in every way against GibbonsBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorCARDINAL GIBBONS 63,KEY WEST 20Lady Hurricanes hit the roadCoral Shores Highs volleyball girls must keep their travel bags packed for the last two weeks of the regular season. ATuesday home match against Carollton (results pending at press time) was the last scheduled home contest in Tavernier.The Lady Canes (7-7) head to Keys Gate Charter today, then go on the road to Miami on Friday and Saturday for the Florida Christian Varsity Tournament.The regular Coral Shores net season ends with away matches at LaSalle on Oct. 15 and Marathon High School on Oct. 17. The District 16-4ATournament begins Oct. 22 at Ransom Everglades in Miami. In other Upper Keys prep sports this week:Steven Chadwick finished eighth overall to set the pace for Coral Shores runners at the Junior Orange Bowl cross-country race Friday at Thompson Park in Miami.Chadwick ran a time of 18 minutes, 22 seconds for the 5K event. Other Cane boys scoring points included Jesse Wollangk (19:37) and Pablo Gonzalez (20:47). Chloe Stokes led the Coral Shores girls team with a time of 25:28. Darian Gibson ran a 25:52 and Marissa Bogue ran a 26:49. Afive-team meet held Tuesday at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park finished the home season for the road Canes. The Monroe County Championships are Oct. 15 in Key West.Florida Keys swimmers race for Monroe County championships in races today at Founders Park in Islamorada.Teams from Coral Shores, Marathon and Key West high schools are scheduled to compete in the 4 p.m. meet.Island Christian Schools volleyball team hosts Marathon High Schools JV team at 4 p.m. Thursday at the ICS campus in Islamorada. The Lady Eagles stay home to take on Colonial Christian at 4 p.m. Oct. 15.Other teams also busyUPPER KEYS SPORTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comWeb extrasIn addition to all of this sports and outdoors coverage,youll find on www.KeysNet .com :The Key West golf team gets a big win,in Sports.Theres what amounts to a fishing college for women,in Fishing.

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Wednesday,October 9,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58, Grassy Key Reserva tions 289-1554 C C r r e e d d i i t t C C a a r r d d s s A A c c c c e e p p t t e e d d The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a w eek Dinner 4:30 10pm Br eakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Filet Mignon butter tender andcooked to perfection Sunset DinnersNow onl y $15.95per person7 nights a week Homestead Diagnostic Center Now Open in MarathonHomestead Diagnostic Center 5190 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050 Ph: 305-440-2169Screening Digital Mammo$65OctoberSaving LivesONE MAMMOGRAM AT A TIMEBreast Cancer Awareness Month Benefit set forKeys gradUpper Keys residents are holding a benefit for Michael Vaughan, a 19-year-old Florida State University student who is progressively losing his eyesight. Vaughan is a 2013 Coral Shores High School graduate who was active in athletics and the marching band. The honor roll student also logged more than 750 community service hours. He did all this despite being blind in one eye from a baseball injury he suffered in fourth grade.Last month, while beginning his freshman year at FSU, Vaughan lost all vision in his good eye and has a detached retina. He is on medical leave of absence from school.But there is hope Vaughan may see again. He has had two surgeries and needs at least one more but this comes with a cost. The benefit at the Whistle Stop at mile marker 82.6 is being held to help the Vaughan family pay for the operations. The event is scheduled for Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. There will be live music from Dave Feder, Sons of Beaches, Jimmy Hawkins, Micah, Scott Youngberg, Ray Jaworski and more. Food will be provided by Ziggie and Mad Dogs, Lazy Days, the Green Turtle, Island Grill, Bobs Bunz, Lorelei and the Whistle Stop. Keys Kritters will double any donation up to $1,000. Donations and auction items can be dropped off at Keys Kritters at mile marker 100.6, the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce building at mile marker 87 and the Whistle Stop. Call Wayne Carter at 3945219 or e-mail keys.carter@ yahoo.com for more information. There is also a Michael S. Vaughan Benefit Fund set up at Capital Bank.Vaughans lost vision,needs an operationISLAMORADA HARRISON HONORED Sue Harrison (left) is presented with the Monroe Association of ReMARCable CitizensImogene Synon Award for 2013 for her dedication and advocacy to the organization,which serves people with mental disabilities.Giving her the award is group Executive Director Diana Flenard.Food Networksomewhat satisfiesIn the early days of the Food Network, chefs taped shows in kitchens where sinks emptied into buckets that had to be carted out between takes. One chefs original set had no oven, so he improvised by lowering the dish out of view, then stamping his foot to imitate the sound of an oven door shutting. A former stripper was the chief financial officer. How things have changed. Today, the Food Network reaches 100 million homes. Its chefs are stars, and its shows are well-known brands: Iron Chef America, Chopped, Restaurant: Impossible, Minute Meals. In From Scratch: Inside the Food Network, Allen Salkin guides readers through the history of the network, from its start in the 1990s to today. Along the way, Salkin serves up plenty of stories that will surprise and entertain. For example, one of the networks first employees sent a cake with her resume and was hired, even though the cake was made from a mix. The networks 1996 election night coverage included a sheet cake depicting the United States, and states were frosted either red for Republicans or blue for Democrats as the returns came in.And an episode of the show Too Hot Tamales aired with an unplanned clip of pornography spliced in, leading to visits from the FBI.Other treats: Iron Chef America contestants were given three possibilities for the shows secret ingredient 24 hours before the episode was shot, a fact that wasnt revealed to viewers, and Emeril Lagasse was selfconscious about his bald spot, so a makeup artist used a black cosmetic powder to cover it up. To get these morsels, Salkin talks to an impressive array of people, including many of the stars. In addition to Lagasse, he tells readers he interviewed Rachael Ray, Anthony Bourdain, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Mario Batali and Bobby Flay. Salkin acknowledges that some stars snubbed him. Among those who declined to be interviewed at length: Alton Brown, Ina Garten, Robert Irvine and Giada De Laurentiis. Salkin manages to dish about them anyway. There is one weakness in the book that Salkin concedes from the outset. There are a lot of characters. Keeping track isnt easy, and Salkin doesnt do much to help the reader remember who is who. Another gripe: Quotes that appear in gray boxes throughout the text are like good but ultimately uneaten leftovers a waste. If the text was going to be broken up frequently with anything, pictures of people and sets would have been a better choice. Theres a section of pictures in the middle, but thats hardly helpful as youre reading. Still, for Food Network addicts hungry to know more about the network, Salkins book will hit the spot.Book dishes on networks past,presentBy JESSICA GRESKOAssociated PressBOOK REVIEWPhoto courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis is From Scratch:Inside the Food Network,published by G.P.Putnams Sons and written by Allen Salkin. DONATING FOR THE ARTS The Truly Nolen pest-control company on Oct.2 donated 300 pounds of ceramic clay for the Coral Shores High School art class.At the presentation are (from left) Erik Sendlein, James Waters,Cody McCain and teacher Carmen Kelley. GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 LIVING BRIEFSPigeon expert speaks tonightKen Meyers, founder and director of the nonprofit Avian Research and Conservation Institute in Gainesville, will give a free presentation titled White-crowned Pigeon: Conservation Ecology of a Flagship Species of the Florida at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Key West Garden Club (West Martello Museum, Atlantic Boulevard).Florida Keys Audubon stages the free program.Free health fair set for ThursdayThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center is partnering with OneBlood (South Floridas blood-collection organization) to offer a free community health fair on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Education Center, 5800 Overseas Highway, Marathon, next to Fishermens Community Hospital.Participants will be offered assessments for cardiology, skin cancer and osteoporosis; breast health exams; and spirometry testing (lung capacity). For more information call 743-7111.Grapes of Wrath discussed Oct.15.The Key Largo Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Key Largo, mile marker 101.4 oceanside, in Trade Winds Plaza. The selection for this month is John Steinbecks Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath. To find out more, call Patricia Cobey at 852-5767.

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,October 9,2013 ACROSS 1Famous penologist 6Scottish Highlander 10Sports group 14Maps of town sites 19Size of type 20Site of Taj Mahal 21Sea eagle 22Citrus fruit 23Artificial waterway 24Relevant 26A Bell for ___ 27Actress Plumb 28Pieces out 30Artist management org. 31Lampreys 33Site of 2016 Olympics 34Derived by reasoning 36Lack of tone 38Recall 40Swines pen 41Impaired in force 43Tiny 44Roman household gods 47Vacates 48Goal 50Poes black bird 54Exclamation 55Volcano on Martinique 56Medieval helmet 58Son of Jacob 59Wrttemberg measure 60Islamic scriptures 61Revokes, in bridge 63Fiber clusters in wool 64Water flasks 66Wearies 67Pries 69Greek island 70Swift 71Large ungulate 72Mikes partner 74Affray 75Rule 78Chart 79Gets away 81Pacific island group 82Denary 83Burl ___ 85Enemy scouts 86The hills of Rome 87Plague 88Levels to the ground 90A wing 91Home of the Louvre 92Cut and ___ 93Steal 95Marked with bars 97Dernier ___ 98Beach shelters 102Vends 103Natives of Beijing 107Milkfish 108Skills 110Medieval short tale 111Ireland 112___ and Pop 113Dogma 115Personified 118Article of furniture 120Babylonian hero 121Tidy 122African antelopes 123Arabian chieftain: var. 124Characterizations 125Hereditary factor 126To fit 127Sylvia Plath poem DOWN 1Intertwined 2Century plant 3Diminished 4Greek letter 5Chooses 6Yawned 7Matures 8To blunder 9Freedom from confinement 10Lessee 11Before 12British princess 13Measuring device 14Soothing application 15Guided 16Genus of ground beetles 17Bracing 18Contemptuous grimace 25Sacred images 29An opener 32Actor: ___ Ayres 35Employs 36Strange 37Longed 39Honest 41Missile weapons 42American coins 44Secular 45___ mater 46Protective garments 47Jules ___ 49One of the Little Women 51Reveres 52Always 53Pinches 55Emily Dickinson, for one 56Eagles nest 57Mans figure as pilaster 60New Hampshire town 61Strong cords 62Cuttlefish 65Cycle beginner 66Bundles 68Wine: Fr. 70Iterates 71Large volumes 72Arabian chieftain 73Molten rock 74Posts 75He slew Goliath 76Examination 77Grafted: Her. 80Top accountant: abbr. 81Makers of silk fabric 84Antitoxins 86Young trees 87Physical discomfort 89Musical compositions 91Character in For Whom the Bell Tolls92Published 94Obstacle 96Narrate 97Greek letter 98Provide food 99Vegetable caterpillar 100Trite 101Prick painfully 103Pinnacle 104To enclose closely 105Repaired shoes 106An abrasive 109Dirk 111Toiletry case 114Chemical suffix 116Is able 117S.A. tuber 119Drs. group Observer crossword puzzle KICKING THE GONG AROUND Solution in the October 12 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Oct.5 puzzle. Exceptional Properties... Exceptional Service! Leslie Leopold, 305.942.0215 Cheri Tindall 305.664.7661 LIVING BRIEFSPancake supper benefits churchThe Big Pine United Methodist Church has a fundraiser set for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Its a pancake supper at the church at 280 Key Deer Blvd.Little Mermaid auditions plannedAuditions for the Keys Kids production of Disneys The Little Mermaid are planned for the Key West High School auditorium in coming weeks. Auditions are at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 for kids in grades one through three, 5 p.m. Oct. 16 for grades for and five, and 5 p.m. Oct. 7 for grades six through to. The show is planned for Dec. 5 to 8. To find out more, send an e-mail to nora. revelin@keysschools.com or call 293-1609, Ext. 51316.Botanical group is reconveningThe Big Pine Botanical Society has its first meeting of the season on Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church, 1250 Key Deer Blvd.The speaker is Patrick Garvey, who has worked two years with Carrfour Supportive Housings Verde Gardens Program in Homestead, a housing program for families with disabilities that is connected to a 22-acre farm.33rd Street cleanup setThe Monroe Sheriffs Office and community partners will join together on Oct. 19 to give the area of 33rd Street in Marathon a facelift.The Marathon Recreation Center needs paint and a fence needs straightening. Curbs and parking lines at Stanley Switlik Elementary School need painting, signs need straightening and benches need power washing. The Jaycees building needs grass cut and trees trimmed.To help, just show up. Bring old brushes, rollers and paint trays if you have any. The cleanup will start at 8 a.m.Mexican Madness at the legionThe American Legion Auxiliary in Marathon is holding what it calls Mexican Madness, an event set for 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the legion, mile marker 48.5 oceanside. There will be food, entertainment, an auction, games, salsa-tasting contest and more. Cost is $10. Call 7434873 for tickets.Scholarships are availableFlorida Keys Community College is now accepting scholarship applications from prospective and current students for the spring term that begins Jan. 10. Scholarship descriptions and criteria can be viewed at www.fkcc.edu Applications are to be submitted online by Nov. 3. There is no limit to the number of scholarships for which a student can apply or be awarded. For more information and guidance, contact the college foundation at foundation@ fkcc.edu or 809-3281.Shelter receives $20,000 grantWith Domestic Violence Awareness Month here, the Mary Kay Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico including $20,000 in unrestricted grants to the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. The shelter serves more than 200 victims of domestic violence and their children annually via two emergency shelters.Halloween crafts plannedThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is holding what it calls Halloween Art in the Park on Oct. 19 at the Marathon Community Park main pavilion. It runs from 9 to11 a.m. and no advanced registration is needed. Any child who wants to make Halloween arts and crafts is welcome. Cost is $5 to cover materials. For more information, call 743-6598.Free spay,neuter clinic scheduledThe Upper Keys Animal Shelter at mile marker 106 has a free spay and neuter clinic on Oct. 22. For specifics, call 451-0088.Diving museum marks HalloweenThe History of Diving Museum in Islamorada is hosting a Halloween event on Oct. 31, when families can go to come trick-or-treat through the museum while characters from diving history will be there to meet them. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to come in costume and bring a treat bag. The museum is at mile marker 83. To find out more, call 664-9737.Councilman to be roastedAroast of Marathon City Councilman Mike Cinque, whos termed-limited out in November after three twoyear terms, is planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Key Colony Beach City Halls auditorium.Cost is $40 per person. There will be a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Grace Jones Day Care Center. DONATION APPRECIATED Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay (left) presents a $2,500 check to Rev. Stephen Braddock to support the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition,which helps the homeless. Funding for the donation came from money forfeited during criminal cases. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos

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Wednesday,October 9,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 693187 NOTICE OF NON-JUDICIAL SALE To: the Estate of Roger Seagrist, 1203 Newton St., Key West, FL 33040; and 2064 Herschel St., #305, Jacksonville, FL 32204 Steve R. Henson and Deborah A. Henson are in possession and claim a lien for storage charges on your vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 VIN: WBSBL93435PN62114 STYLE AND COLOR: 2 door, silver with red interior Stored at #7 Corner of Gonzalez Lane and Angela St., Key West FL 33040, in an amount of $267.84, for rent at $249.14 per month plus sales tax for September, 2013. The lien claimed by the business is subject to enforcement pursuant to FS 83.805 and unless redeemed, the vehicle will be sold at public auction or otherwise disposed of at #7 Corner of Gonzalez Lane and Angela St., Key West FL 33040 at 10:00 am on October 25, 2013. Deborah A. Henson Steve R. Henson 1415 Atlantic Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 Published October 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 694132 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk Ad-Interim Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 22nd DAY OF OCTOBER 2013, at 11 oclock a.m., at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET Monroe County, 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 317 OF THE BEACHSIDE KEY WEST RESORT CONDOMINIUM ("CONDOMINIUM"), TOGETHER WITH ALL APPURTENANCES THERETO, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF BEACHSIDE KEY WEST RESORT CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2308, PAGE 146, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ALL EXHIBITS ATTACHED THERETO, AND ANY AMENDMENTS THEREOF (COLLECTIVELY, THE "DECLARATION"), TOGETHER WITH PARKING SPACE NUMBER 317 AS DEPICTED ON EXHIBIT "A" TO THE DECLARATION AS A LIMITED COMMON ELEMENT OF SUCH UNIT ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION. The Property address is 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. #317, Key West, Florida 33040 Pursuant to CONSENT FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the Style of which is: U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE THORNBURG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2007-5 MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5 Plaintiff VS. JOHN HALLY, JR., et. al Defendant A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2008--CA-1795-K WITNESS m y hand and the y Official Seal of Said Court, this 12th day of July 2013 A MY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45-031: Any person claiming as 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 October 9, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 694802 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a West marine Inflatable boat, and 2 aluminum paddles. The vessel has a model number: RU260 and displaying the HIN number of WMPB 6654J809 The vessel was found lost/abandoned on 9/26/2013 near Anchorage Marina in Key Largo on state waters in Monroe County. Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by December 25 2013 Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer Ed Maldonado, FWC-13-OFF-3127. Published October 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 698286 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13CP89P IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGIE N. BROOKS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Margie N. Brooks, deceased, whose date of death was June 16, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Circuit Court, Probate Division, 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 2, 2013. Personal Representative: Brenda B. Silverman 7331 NW 49 St Lauderhill, FL 33319 Attorney for Personal Representative: Robert L. King, Esq. Florida Bar No. 162957 2780 E. Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 Primary E-Mail Address: RobtLKing@aol.com Secondary E-Mail Address: Libanskyv@aol.com Telephone: (954) 561 5808 Published October 2, 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 702783 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 20, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PLAN REVIEW, INSPECTION SERVICES AND PLANNING/ZONING DEVELOPMENT REVIEW MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published October 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 709175 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2013524 KEY LARGO SCHOOL AC REPLACEMENT (5 & 6) PHASE II MANDATORY PRE-BID October 21, 2013 @ 9:00 Key Largo School, 104801 O/S Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037 BID OPENING November 6, 2013 @ 10:00 A.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext53360. Published October 9, 12, 16, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 710320 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013-16 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT KARL J. LATTIG,THE HOLDER OF THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE(S) HAS FILED SAID CERTIFICATE(S) FOR A TAX DEED TO BE SSUED THEREON, THE CERTIFICATE NUMBER AND DATE OF ISSUANCE, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY, AND THE NAMES IN WHICH IT WAS A SSESSED ARE AS FOLLOWS: CERTIFICATE NO: 2010/2612 DATE OF ISSUANCE: JUNE 1, 2010 A LT KEY NO: 1452840 RE: 00369660-000000 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: BK 26 LT 11 CRAINS SUBD OF GRASSY KEY PB 1-51 PT SECS24-25-26 TWP 65S R 33E OR499-1122 OR1296-189(JB) NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: VERONA V LLC A LL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE, STATE OF FLORIDA, UNLESS SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE STEPS (500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL) ON THE 17th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013 9:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3rd DAY OF October, 2013 A MY HEAVILIN CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA BY: JJ GERAWAY, D.C. Published October 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 710322 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013-17 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT KARL J. LATTIG,THE HOLDER OF THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE(S) HAS FILED SAID CERTIFICATE(S) FOR A TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, THE CERTIFICATE NUMBER AND DATE OF ISSUANCE, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY, AND THE NAMES IN WHICH IT WAS ASSESSED ARE AS FOLLOWS: CERTIFICATE NO: 2010/2587 DATE OF ISSUANCE: JUNE 1, 2010 ALT KEY NO: 1450863 RE: 00367680-000000 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: BK 10 LT 5 CRAINS SUBD OF GRASSY KEY PB 1-51 PT SECS24-25-26 TWP 65S R 33E G33-77-78 NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: VERONA V LLC ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE, STATE OF FLORIDA, UNLESS SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE STEPS (500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL) ON THE 17th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013 9:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3rd DAY OF October, 2013 AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA BY: JJ GERAWAY, D.C. Published October 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 710326 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013-20 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT KARL J. LATTIG, THE HOLDER OF THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE(S) HAS FILED SAID CERTIFICATE(S) FOR A TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, THE CERTIFICATE NUMBER AND DATE OF ISSUANCE, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY, AND THE NAMES IN WHICH IT WAS A SSESSED ARE AS FOLLOWS: CERTIFICATE NO: 2010/3447 DATE OF ISSUANCE: JUNE 1, 2010 A LT KEY NO: 1608611 RE: 00492410-000000 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: RE-SUB SEASIDE PB2-10 KEY LARGO-LOTS DESIGNATED FROM ORIGINAL PLAT PB1-97 AS LT 3 & PT LT 2 SQR 5 OR119-112/113 OR2198-498D/C OR22152438/2439(ORDER) NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: WATKINS GAYLE, LANE CAROL & SCHAEFFER RICHARD T/C A LL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE, STATE OF FLORIDA, UNLESS SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE STEPS (500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL) ON THE 17th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013 9:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3rd DAY OF October, 2013 A MY HEAVILIN CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA BY: JJ GERAWAY, D.C. Published October 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 710330 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013-21 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT KARL J. LATTIG, THE HOLDER OF THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE(S) HAS FILED SAID CERTIFICATE(S) FOR A TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, THE CERTIFICATE NUMBER AND DATE OF ISSUANCE, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY, AND THE NAMES IN WHICH IT WAS ASSESSED ARE AS FOLLOWS: CERTIFICATE NO: 2010/3446 DATE OF ISSUANCE: JUNE 1, 2010 ALT KEY NO: 1608602 RE: 00492400-000000 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: RE-SUB SEASIDE PB2-10 KEY LARGO-LOTS DESIGNATED FROM ORIGINAL PLAT PB1-67 AS LOT 1 PT LT 2 SQR 5 OR119-112/113 OR2198-498D/C OR2215-2438/2439(ORDER) NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: WATKINS GAYLE, LANE CAROL & SCHAEFFER RICHARD T/C ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE, STATE OF FLORIDA, UNLESS SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE STEPS (500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL) ON THE 17th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013 9:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3rd DAY OF October, 2013 AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA BY: JJ GERAWAY, D.C. Published October 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 710335 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013-25 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT USAMERIBANK C/O KINGERY/CROUSE MAGNOLIA TC 2, LLC,THE HOLDER OF THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATE(S) HAS FILED SAID CERTIFICATE(S) FOR A TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, THE CERTIFICATE NUMBER AND DATE OF ISSUANCE, THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY, AND THE NAMES IN WHICH IT WAS ASSESSED ARE AS FOLLOWS: CERTIFICATE NO: 2010/ 1782 DATE OF ISSUANCE: JUNE 1, 2010 ALT KEY NO: 1290441 RE: 00223240-000000 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: BK 3 LT 16 THE LADIES ACRE 1ST ADDN PB5-102 LITTLE TORCH KEY OR556756 OR1023-1047R/S OR1383-230/32Q/C OR13902420/37F/J OR1532-2277 OR1789-843Q/C OR1832497/98 NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: CONN CHRISTOPHER AND LAURIE ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING IN THE COUNTY OF MONROE, STATE OF FLORIDA, UNLESS SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) SHALL BE REDEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SUCH CERTIFICATE(S) WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE OLD COURTHOUSE STEPS (500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL) ON THE 17th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013 9:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3rd DAY OF October, 2013 AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA BY: JJ GERAWAY, D.C. Published October 9, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter COMPETITIVESOLICITATION/PUBLICHEARING NOTICEISHERBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVE BIDDERSTHAT theMonroeCountySchoolDistrictwillbe receivingbidsforthefollowing:ITB2013523-P AINTING OF PERFORA TEDBARRIERS **MANDA T OR Y**PRE-BIDCONFERENCE October 24,2013@8:00A.M. Location:KeyLargoSchool,104801O/SHighway,Key Largo,FL33037andtravelingtoeachlocationindicatedinthe bidendingattheKeyWestAdministrationBuilding. BIDOPENING November5,2013@10:00A.M. Location:MCSDAdministrationBldg,241TrumboRoad, KeyWest,FL33040BidDocumentsmayberequestedfromDemandstarbycalling1800-711-1712orbygoingtothewebsite www .demandstar .com orbygoingto www .keysschools.com/rfp. Thepublicrecord documentisavailableatthePurchasingDepartment,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040.Allbidsmustbereceivedonorbeforedatesspecifiedinthe biddocuments.TheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictreserves theright,atitssolediscretion,toacceptorrejectanyandall bidsandtowaveinformalitiesorirregularitieswhenitisin thebestinterestoftheBoardtodoso. PleasecontactSuanneLee,PurchasingSupervisor,withany questionsregardingthisbid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.com or(305)293-1400Ext53360. PublishedKeynoter10/05/13,10/09/13&10/12/13 GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551

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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,October 9,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Ad# 711076 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on OCTOBER 30, 2013 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 2006 HONDA VIN: 5FNYF18466B018124 Published October 9, 2013 Florida Keys KeynoterLooking for extra money! Do you live on a canal with no boat? I need to rent a boat slip for 56 from Nov. thru April prefer Marathon O/S. Please call (269) 870-4861FOUND CAT Very friendly calico adult cat, MM 87.2 Islamorada, Exec. Bay Condos. 231-492-6951LOST 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. FREE HOT TUB Works good. You haul it. Call (305) 731-0683 Marathon Shores.BIG COPPITT 3 BR / 1 BA 39 First St. Cent. A/C, tile & wood flrs, W/D. Huge back yd. w/ hot tub + 16 ft fiberglass boat, motor & trailer. $249K. Call Moe @ (305) 517-6871 KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841Mobile Home Lot For Sale In Key RV Park, Marathon. $89K. 305-743-5164 GRASSY KEY 3 BR, 1 BA home. Large wrap around deck, huge yard, W/D. Close to Dolphin Research Center. $1500/mo. 786-417-0844 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 MM 92 HARRIS PARK Modern ground level 3 BR / 2 BA. Tile, cent. A/C, screened porch, W/D hookups. No smoking / pets. Yrly. lease. $1600 + util. F/L/S Call (207) 266-7004 OceansideHome KEY LARGOMM96.Dir.ocean accessw/Oceanviews!Partly furn.2/2,10Kboatlift.$2,100 mo.561-236-9317 BIG PINE KEY Upstairs duplex apt. 2BR, 1BA on canal. Reliable tenant only. $1500/mo, includes all utilities. F/L/S Call 305-469-0992 MARATHON STUDIO WATERFRONT, A/C, tiled, full kitchen and full bath. 1 prkg space. $850/mo + util, F/L/S. Available 11/1. 561-212-6563 MM 102 2 BR, 1BA Duplex in stilted home. Small laundry area with W/D, furn/unfurn, covered parking. Call Paul (954) 444-2417. MARATHON 1 BR MOBILE HOME For rent. Must have security and references. Call 305-743-6519 MARATHON 1BR, 1 BA. No smoking or pets. Yearly lease. $850/mo, includes cable. W/D facilities available. References. required. 305-600-7705 MarathonKeys RV Park 43E 1BR unfurn mobile home. Park includes free cable, W/D, boat ramp, 2 car parking. $650/mo F/L/S. 305-849-0507 KEY LARGO MM 103 Open Water! Perfect for retired couple. 2/1, furn, W/D, pool, dock, porch. $2200mo 305-801-3157 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 Key Largo avail immediately! 2/1 apt. on canal-ocean access 4 unit bldg, 2nd flr., scrn porch. $1200 mo +util, F/L/S. No pets, ref. req. Pam 954-303-9758 MARATHON 1/1, overlooking canal. Close to beach. No pets. Water, electric & cable included. 1 person. $850/mo F/LS. 305-972-2987 MARATHON 1BR apt in home, for mature woman. $1,000/mo includes utilities. Call 305-684-0033 MARATHON EFFIC & 1 BR Furn/unfurn, by Porkys (South end of Mrthn). Cable, water & trash incl. $750-$900/mo + elec. Dock avl 1-305-834-0215 COMPETITIVESOLICITATION/BIDOPENING NOTICEISHERBYGIVENTOPROSPECTIVE BIDDERSTHAT theMonroeCountySchoolDistrictwillbe receivingbidsforthefollowing:RFP2013525-PROPERTY&CASUALTYINSURANCE BROKERAGESERVICESBIDOPENING October31,2013@10:00A.M. Location:MCSDAdministrationBldg,241TrumboRoad, KeyWest,FL33040BidDocumentsmayberequestedfromDemandstarbycalling1800-711-1712orbygoingtothewebsite www .demandstar .com orbygoingto www .keysschools.com/rfp. Thepublicrecord documentisavailableatthePurchasingDepartment,241Trumbo Road,KeyWest,FL33040.Allbidsmustbereceivedonorbeforedatesspecifiedinthe biddocuments.TheMonroeCountySchoolDistrictreserves theright,atitssolediscretion,toacceptorrejectanyandall bidsandtowaveinformalitiesorirregularitieswhenitisin thebestinterestoftheBoardtodoso. PleasecontactSuanneLee,PurchasingSupervisor,withany questionsregardingthisbid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.com or(305)293-1400Ext53360. PublishedKeynoter10/05/13,10/09/13&10/12/13 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon#208CrisisStabilizationUnit.Part-TimeBehavioralHealthTherapist#188Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits.Housekeeper-Marathon, HighSchoolDiplomaORGED.FullTimeAllapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@hr -gcc@westcare.com http://careers.westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply AMUSTSEE!OceanSide DoubleLot inParadise ThisTwostory3140SFhousesitson a15,025sfdoublelot. Plentyofdockforallyourboating needs!Itincludesaatsboatwithlift, 2setsofdavits&ramp!Twocompletelyindependentunits.ListPrice:$1,299,000Call(305)4507631167FONTAINEDR. PLANTATIONKEYMLS#A1832523 Deliverournewspapers inearlymorninghours inIslamorada. Musthaveownvehicle. PotentialIncomeof$500+perweek Formoreinformationcall Carterat(305)440-3208Needtomake someextracash? DOLPHINRESEARCHCENTERhasafull-timepositionforaMEMBERSHIPASSISTANTSuccessfulcandidatewillbe responsible,organized,motivated, self-directedindividualabletoworkeffectivelyinteam-orientedenvironment& maintainhighlevelofconfidentialityand wantsacareerinfundraisingfornon-profit organiztions.Excellentoral/writtencommunications,computerskillsincludingexperienceusingdatabases,spreadsheets& financialsoftwarearerequired.Benefitsincludemedicalinsurance, 401(k),vacationandpaidholidays. Jobdescriptionavailableat www .dolphins .or g .E-mailyourresumeto dr c-hr@dolphins .or g EOE TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc. OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com

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Wednesday,October 9,2013 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: FOODTAKE OUT RENTAL formerly The Dog House, for rent. MM 106. Also, storefront w/ garage bay, Formerly Half Breed Motorcycles, for rent. Also, garage bays for rent. (609) 792-4105 ask for Rich. 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 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SALE. Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. keyrvpark@bellsouth.net (305) 743-5164 ARTISTS WORKS WANTED Local artists painting and craft works wanted for display in new shop in Lower Keys. Call (305) 745-3981Administrative Assistant Needed For Realtor in Marathon. Good computer skills required. 30-40 hours per week. Respond to: reassistantflkeys@gmail.comBOAT YARD: General & mechanical maintenance, fiberglass & gel coat repairs. Must have drivers license. Marathon area. 305-434-5473 Construction Workers Needed. Work located in the Lower Keys area. Must have drivers license and reliable vehicle. Call 872-2100 Temporary FT General Laborer Includes light construction and landscaping in Marathon. Long-term employment possible. Pay commensurate with exp. Please apply to info@dynastymarine.net. Concierge/Marktg/OPC @ Hammocks MM48. 30 Hrs Weds-Friday. Hourly + Com $. Get app at front desk. Attn: Mike Kelly Licensed2-20or4-40 InsuranceAgentNeeded Part-timeorFull-timeworkin Marathon.Submitresumeto: Jodie@allneedsins.com Space Available in Beauty Salon in Marathon, for hair, nails or esthetician. Rent or commission. Many possibilities. 305-289-0014 Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: P/T Experienced Line Cook P/T Bartenders Maintenance Person Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. EOE/Drug Free Workplace 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. EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. Monroe County Schools AC/Refrigeration Mechanic needed for upper keys area. Great benefits, paid vac., holidays and sick time. Contact Jeff Barrow, 305-360-1424. jeff.barrow@keysschools.com Part-time automobile drivers on a variable schedule to drive another persons car to and from the Key Largo/Miami area. Must have a good driving record. Please reply to Attn: KR913, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 40 Ocean Sport Fish 1999 Twin 3126 Cats, 420 HP each. 1100 original hours. Many extras! Call 561-718-4325 for details. 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) 942-3495 LisaLooking for extra money! Do you live on a canal with no boat? I need to rent a boat slip for 56 from Nov. thru April prefer Marathon O/S. Please call (269) 870-4861Marathon Dock rental, private home, Boot Key Harbor. 24 hr access. Incl water & electric. Avail now. $250-$300/mo. No liveaboards. 561-312-3263 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 2000 43 TORRES LOBSTER 6140 LUGGER DIESEL. $115 firm. 305-522-3649 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com Have a Florida VSPL-RS-CD. Will lease. Everybody on the boat is covered. 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 MARINE SOLAR 480 Watt system $1089 Two panels, 30 amp Prostar controller, two 12 inch batteries, 2000 watt inverter. Also complete stock of panels, controllers, inverters, cables. SOLAR DO IT YOURSELF 101000 US -1, Key Largo, Fl. 305-900-9596, Fri, Sat. Sun. YANMAR 4JH3E DIESEL engine. Needs repair. Great for parts. Call (801) 556-6245 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 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 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets; Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002 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.Plumbing Contractor Above All Plumbing Comm/Res. Lic # CFC050551 Tavernier 786-290-0800 MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 S S k i l l e d C a r p e n t e r s & L a b o r e r s W a n t e d Tools&Transportation amust!P P l a n t a t i o n K e y A r e aC a l l ( 3 0 5 ) 8 5 2 8 0 0 0 CityofMarathonWastewaterPlantOperatorPleaseseewebsiteforadditionalinfo:www.ci.marathon.fl.us ImmediateopeningforaHVACServiceTechnicianGreatPay-PaidHolidays-PaidVacation SickPay-MedicalInsuranceApplyinpersonorfaxresume 171HoodAve,MM91.5,Tavernier Phone-305-852-2960 Fax305-852-852-0656Wearelookingforafewindividualsthatbelieveitisaprivilege tobeintheserviceofothers,andthathaveaprovenhistory inconsultativesales. Wehaveachallengingbutrewardingopportunityfor experiencedconsultativeretailsalesprofessionalstodrive salesanddeliverremarkablecustomerexperiencesina consumerelectronicsdepartmentinawell-knownbigbox retailer! Buyingtechnologyatretailisbroken. Customersareconfused,turn-overis high,andtheoverallexperienceisnt inspirational.Wearegoingtoxthat. Andwemayneedyourhelp. { Wecurrentlyhaveupto5openpositionsinKeyWest 4parttimeandonefulltime. Pleasevisitwww.actionlink.com/careerstoapply.} DOLPHINRESEARCHCENTERhasaFTopeningforaPHYSICALPLANT& EQUIPMENTSPECIALIST:Dutiesmayinclude,butnotlimitedto: Assistinconstructionprojects,attendtoelectrical, plumbingandautomotiveneeds,assistwithmaintenanceofDRCbuildings,equipment,vehiclesand boats.Candidatemusthavegeneralhandy-man skillsandbeabletoworkoutdoorsintheFlorida heat.Musthaveacleandrivingrecord.Benefitsincludemedicalinsurance, 401(k),vacationandpaidholidays.Jobdescriptionavailableatwww .dolphins .or g E-mailyourresumetodr c-hr@dolphins .or g .EOE Superclean&unmolestedhullwithenclosed bridgeTwin454shavenotrunWonderfulOpportunity$9500in MarathonCallTodd361-443-0000197431HATTERASSPORTFISHER Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or ads@keynoter.com YOU HAVE IT.

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