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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 VOLUME 60, NO. 99 25 CENTS Festivus for the rest of usA Festivus pole goes up in the state Capitols rotunda in response to a nativity scene placed there. Story, 4A Fatal crashA Summerland Key man who worked in security at Key West International Airport becomes the areas 17th traffic fatality of the year. Story 2A A SNOWY KEYS DAY Kids play on a mound of artificial snow and ice Friday night at the Islamorada Holiday Festival at Founders Park. Organized by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, the annual event celebrates the beginning of the holiday season and provides a unique recreational opportunity for Keys youngsters who never experience frigid precipitation in the subtropical island environment. This Christmas tree ball (right) created by Keys artist Cindy King won top honors among 45 art ornaments judged for the festival. For more festival photos, go to www.KeysInfo Net.com and click on photos.Photos by ANDY NEWMANFKCC staff turnover highFlorida Keys Community College has been having a tough time keeping faculty and support staff, as the school seems to have a revolving door for its hires. One former professor says theres one reason: A hostile work environment causing resignations.Since December 2012, Board of Trustees minutes reflect six resignations. College spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard confirmed three more resignations that will go into effect by the end of the year.In the same time frame, three faculty positions were eliminated and one faculty member was fired. Considering a standing faculty count between 20 and 25 there are currently 23 full-time faculty members thats an attrition rate of 56 percent in the past 12 months. Singling out resignations, the rate is 39 percent. Its not much better on the staff side of the college, with 12 resignations the past year and another taking effect on Dec. 31. Based on 59 fulltime staff members, thats an attrition rate of 22 percent. Its a highly hostile work environment and no one really wants to talk about, said former marine engineering professor Mark Woods, who resigned in September after six years with the college. Its more about stroking egos than providing a quality education. People are afraid, he said. Woods attributes what he calls his forced resignation to loudly advocating for new equipment for the under-construction marine propulsion building. I had been kind of running counter to management for a little while, he says of budgeting for new equipment for his department. I think what happened is I just calledFormer marine professor cites hostile work environmentKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Hernstadt eyes leaving MarathonMarathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt could be on the way out hes one of six finalists for the same position in Marco Island, near Naples. Hernstadt did not return calls for comment Tuesday, but Mayor Dick Ramsay said Hernstadt told him of the possible move. I was informed [Mon day] of the situation and my reaction is that I think he needs to do whats best for him and his family, he said.Councilwoman Ginger Snead also said she was aware of Hernstadts candidacy in Marco Island. She said he would be a fool not to consider it if his future with the city of Marathon is unclear.He said from the very beginning that other cities seek him out and ask him to apply, she said. Snead likened the situation to her job as a physical therapist and said if a job came up offering her security and a large salary, shed have to consider leaving Marathon. If this council continues to want a professional manager, well look at his contract, she said. Hernstadt was hired by the council on Jan. 26, 2010, at a $110,000 annual salary. His contract has had three amendments, the last of which, on Feb. 14 last year, extended his deal through June 30, 2015, and gave him a raise to $145,000 per year.City manager is a finalist for Marco jobBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONCouncil votes for prayer at meetingsWhere the paths of government and religion cross, expect disagreement.Such is the case in Marathon, where City Council woman Ginger Sneads proposal to have an invocation prayer read prior to each city meeting has drawn significant feedback from both supporters and detractors.Snead brought the idea forward at the Nov. 26 council meeting and it was approved, 4-1. It would allow members of all religious faiths to give an invocation on a rotating basis. Councilman Mark Senmartin voted no. City Attorney John Herin was directed to research court cases dealing with prayer at government meetings. Mean while, a second reading of the ordinance is planned for Thursdays council meeting, at 5:30 p.m. at the firehouse at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.Snead said she believes strongly that an invocation prayer should be given at each council meeting. She said her own research revealed the city had invocations up until around 2002.I believe its important. It still says on my dollar bills in God we trust, and the last time I said the Pledge of Allegiance it said one nation, under God, she said. It makes me a little nervous about our city with there being such a big uproar.Senmartin says he isnt comfortable with invocationsThe issue will come up again Thursday nightBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONPossibility: More dead whales in the KeysEleven short-finned pilot whales that survived an original stranding a week ago along a remote beach in Everglades National Park swam more than 70 miles only to die just feet apart from each other on another remote beach in the Lower Keys.Around noon Sunday, a fisherman reported finding the mammals on Snipe Point, about six miles north of Sugarloaf Key, 17 miles from Key West. While it remains a mystery why a pod of about 51 whales initially stranded in shallow water more than 20 miles from their deepwater home range, it was not surprising a few members ended up south in the Lower Keys, said Blair Mase, southeast marine mammal stranding network coordinator for NOAA Fisheries.Basically, it is history repeating itself, she said, citing other pilot whale strandings that have occurred along the island chain. Due to the makeup of the currents and geography, they continue to drift southward and end up in the general facility of that location.This brings the total of known dead whales to 22, with the other 29 unaccounted for. Last week, seven were found dead and another four were euthanized at the original stranding location at Highland Beach, an hours boat ride from the nearest boat ramp at the Flamingo Marina in the national park. Mase said its possible more of the whales will wind up dead in the backcountry of the Keys. A hotline has been set up for people to call if they find any more whales, (877) WHALE HELP. We just dont know whats going on in this group, she said. The Coast Guard auxiliary has been conducting aerial searches of the area forEleven from stranding found in Lower KeysBy CAMMY CLARKcclark@MiamiHerald.comMARINE-MAMMAL STRANDING HERNSTADTSee FKCC, 3ASee Hernstadt, 3ASee Prayer, 3ASee Whales, 3A
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, December 11, 2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.8273 THURS.8273 FRI.8175 SAT.8375 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers.KeysInfoNet.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. 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The Beginning Band, Advanced Concert Band, Choir, and Jazz Band will perform. All ensembles will perform holiday and non-holiday music. The Beginning Band comprises 22 sixth-graders who have never played a band instrument before. The Advanced Concert Band, kids in grades seven through 12, has grown to 33 musicians this year.The Choir is new at Marathon High. Its a small group of vocalists, most of whom are in the schools Drama Department. The eight-piece Jazz Band will perform swing and rock tunes.The Choir and Jazz Band will also team up at the end and perform together on some selections. Some of the songs are Dont Stop Believin by Journey, The Christmas Song and Smile by Charlie Chaplin. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY BOARD ROOM 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013Public Hearing Board Meeting 11:00 a.m.Immediately Following Public HearingThe purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA (potable water and wastewater issues) and to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 295-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org.Published Keynoter 12-11-13 CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows Boater dies in Card SoundA Broward County man died Saturday after falling into the water of Card Sound off North Key Largo.Dennis C. Gillette, 74, of Fort Lauderdale was aboard an 8-foot inflatable dinghy to help his wife move items onto a larger boat in Card Sound, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission reported.Mildred Gillette turned around and found Mr. Gillette floating face down in the water, approximately 15 feet from the dinghy, Investigator Bryan Fugate said in an initial report of the 4 p.m. accident. She then swam to him with a pool noodle and tried to tow him back to their vessel. A neighbor from a nearby boat helped in the rescue effort but first-aid resuscitation failed to revive Dennis Gillette.An emergency-response ambulance from Ocean Reef responded. Gillette was pronounced dead on the scene. The FWC is investigating the fatality as a boating accident.The body was taken to the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office on Crawl Key for an autopsy. No cause of death was available at press time.Wife tries unsuccessfully to rescue himNORTH KEY LARGOToomer honored for turtle deviceA Southwest Florida commercial fisherman who created and designed a turtle-saving device now in worldwide use has received the 2013 Peter Gladding Memorial Award for promoting sustainable fishing.Eddie Toomer of Nokomis, from generations of commercial fishermen, was recognized for his work in creating a workable and effective version of the turtle-excluder device, which reduces the number of protected sea turtles killed in shrimp nets.The Gladding Award, presented by the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, goes to commercial fishers who have made major contributions to sustainable fishing.The awards namesake is Peter Gladding of Key West, who commercially fished the Dry Tortugas for 30 years. He saw the need to protect Rileys Hump and other remote fish-spawning sites in the Tortugas, and advocated for marine reserves. A long-range enforcement boat also is named in honor of Gladding, who died in 2004 at age 56. Toomer, 68, is the first U.S. citizen to receive the award since the first presentation in 2004 was made to Lower Keys fisherman Don DeMaria, recognized for his work in helping scientists and fishery managers understand the Tortugas and the commercial industry. The 12 fishers to receive the Gladding Award since come from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute was founded 66 years ago to foster communication among scientists, managers and professionals in the regional fishery. The nonprofit organization now is based in Marathon, with longtime Keys fishery researcher Bob Glazer serving as executive director.Toomer, unhappy with proposed designs for the first turtle-excluder device, came up with his own in 1979. When the concept did not persuade rule makers, he built a prototype to prove that it would work. His basic design is still in use today. Finding a successful design was achieved by joining the practical experience and creativity of fishers, with the design ideas and studies of scientists, Toomer said in accepting the award at the GCFIs annual conference in November.He developed working excluder for shrimp netsOUR ENVIRONMENTKeys record 17th traffic deathA Summerland Key man died Friday when a van turned onto U.S. 1 in the path of his motorcycle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 53-year-old James Bigelow was traveling north near mile marker 9 around 7:35 p.m. when Key West resident Casey Moore, 34, made a left turn off Rockland Drive (oceanside) and collided with Bigelow. Moore turned directly into [Bigelows] path of travel, the FHP says.The front end of Bigelows 2005 Yamaha Star motorcycle reportedly struck the left front side of Moores 2001 Ford E-150. Bigelow was transported to Lower Keys Medical Center and pronounced dead at 7:59 p.m.In April 2005, Moore was cited for driving without a valid license, a misdemeanor.Bigelows death was the 17th traffic fatality this year on Keys roads south of Florida City, according to the FHP. Bigelow was a security agent at Key West International Airport, working for VMDMT Security, which has a contract with the Transportation Security Administration.Motorcycle rider dies in Friday crashLOWER KEYSKeynoter StaffNew buses coming to districtPending expected approval by the Monroe County School Board, the School District will purchase eight new buses for $1,198,969.The board met after press time Tuesday at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier. High Point, N.C.,-based manufacturer Thomas Built Buses Inc. is expected to deliver the new vehicles by July or August, hopefully in time for the next school year, district Transportation Supervisor Randy Fabal said.He said the districts fleet is 59 buses (51 operational) running 42 routes throughout Monroe County. He said the district has budgeted $300,000 for diesel fuel in the 2013-14 fiscal year. Also up for approval on Tuesday was the $36,340 purchase of 20 digital camera systems mounted inside buses and meant to replace aging 2004 equipment currently in place. A background report from Fabal says the recording systems are essential to monitor behavior on the bus and maintain discipline.The bus and camera purchases come from a piggyback contract with the Brevard County School District resulting from a competitive vendor bidding process.Using transportation standards, Fabal says, The recognized school bus industry life span for fleet replacement planning is 10 years of regular daily route usage followed by five years of spare/occasional use. He says the local fleet condition is approaching critical. Of the 59 district buses, 40 are more than five years old, 15 are more than 10 years old and four are less than five years old. Fabal says that during the next five years, 40 buses should be replaced. School lets out for winter break beginning Dec. 23, with classes resuming on Jan. 6. The School Board meets next on Jan. 14.Nearly $2M is earmarked for transportsMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Study isolates causes of coral damageA three-year study based in the Florida Keys found pollutants from sewage, agricultural practices and other sources can lead to a rapid increase in coral disease and bleaching. It was one of the largest and longest experiments ever conducted to evaluate nutrient loading on coral reefs, according to Florida International University.The study in a controlled test site examined how corals react when exposed to nitrogen and phosphorous.Deron Burkepile, an FIU assistant professor in the Marine Sciences Program, co-authored a report on the studys findings, published last month in the Global Change Biology scientific journal.Coral bleaching is a common sign of stress among corals in response to high temperatures, Burkepile said. To see such a dramatic increase in bleaching and disease among the corals is a definite concern [since] the levels of pollution we simulated are common in areas impacted by ruraland urban development. An FIU summary notes, Once the addition of pollutants was stopped, the corals recovered within months. Results of our study actually offer hope that local decisions to mitigate nutrient pollution can help corals survive the increasing stress of rising sea surface temperatures, Burkepile said. Massive projects to install wastewater systems throughout the Keys in recent years are a good start in reducing nutrients that move from the land into the marine environment, the report says. Reducing fertilizer in agriculture is another way to minimize nutrient pollution. The report says it is not definitive.OUR ENVIRONMENTBahama Village requests being rankedHow hundreds of thousands of dollars in special property tax revenue in Key Wests Bahama Village is spent has one more step to go before a recommendation goes to the City Commission for a decision.The citys Bahama Village Redevelopment Advisory Committee heard requests for funding from six organizations and individuals on Dec. 5. They asked for a combined $358,359. The fund has $456,491.Bahama Village and noncontiguous parts of the Caroline Street Corridor make up the citys Community Redevelopment Area, which allows for growth in taxable value of property there to be reinvested annually in brickand-mortar projects within the neighborhood. The money is kept in whats called the Tax Increment Fund.Now the Bahama Village committee will rank its recommendation for giving out this years allocation of money before sending it to the commission, expected by February. The ranking criteria includes evaluation of unique community characteristics; improving housing stock; innovative use of open space; and community redevelopment. The applications:$85,000 sought by the organizers of the Key West African Festival, a cultural event held for the first time this past summer, to launch a program to make homes more energyand water-efficient.$75,000 sought by Habitat for Humanity of the Lower Keys and Key West to continue, for the third year, its Neighborhood Revitalization Project.For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTMan held in Saturday stabbingKey West police arrested a Middle Keys man Saturday for allegedly stabbing his mothers fiance during a fight that followed a day of drinking. City Police Officer Isaac Helfner wrote in a report that he arrived at 330 Caroline St. at 9:45 and found Thomas Anderson, 38, of Marathon covered in blood with slash marks on his back.Anderson told police that he and John Thomas, 35, of Marathon had been drinking all day. Anderson said he and Thomas got into an argument about Anderson not answering his cell phone.That escalated into a fight that ended when Thomas, based on Andersons statement to police, pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed him in the abdomen, then slashed him across the back.Ander sons fiance, Linda Conley, 55, was on hand but left the scene in a yellow Ford Mustang with Thomas at the wheel. Officer Jeffrey Dean stopped the car at White and Seminary streets and ordered Thomas and Conley out of the car at gunpoint.Dean wrote in a report that the pocketknife was clipped to Thomas pocket and tested positive for blood. Dean wrote that Thomas admitted to being in a fight and indicated that he stabbed the victim in defense of himself and his mother.Thomas was arrested on a charge of felony battery. Booking information maintained by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office lists his occupation as a carpenter.CRIME FRONT THOMASBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKeynoter Staff Keynoter Staff Keynoter Staff
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I intend to find a place to do it some more. Add your name to our email list to learn where & when. Bud 269-338-2903 or firstname.lastname@example.org D Hernstadt may be testing the waters elsewhere given the results of the November City Council election.Former Mayor Mike Cinque termed out, and newcomer Mark Senmartin was elected rather than another former mayor, Pete Worthington.Cinque and Worthington firmly supported Hernstadt, while Senmartin had a wellpublicized run-in with Hernstadt at his June 12 Code Compliance Board hearing.Senmartin was found guilty of removing hardwood hammock from his Bluefin Drive property, but was upset with his dealings with Hernstadt in the matter. It ultimately played a role in him running for council. Senmartin has said Hernstadt offered to settle the code case, but later revised Senmartins citation when he refused the deal. Hernstadt denied that during the June 12 hearing and said that it was clear to me Senmartin was at fault.In addition, Senmartin was publicly endorsed by Mayor Dick Ramsay, who has at times had a contentious relationship with Hernstadt.Ramsay said if Hernstadt leaves, he hopes to replace him with someone possibly this time thats a local and doesnt need an orientation period. I hope he makes the right decision, which is best for his family. If his decision is to leave, Id support that and give him my recommendation, he said.Its unclear how the manager search is unfolding on Marco Island. According to a Tuesday Marco-Eagle newspaper report, Hernstadt applied around September, when the citys first headhunting firm was conducting a manager search to replace Jim Riviere, who vacated his job Sept. 30.The newspaper says that firm was fired when the council was unimpressed with that round of candidates. Hernstadt was one of those candidates. The Marco Island town council this month added Hernstadt to its finalist list following a second headhunters search despite him not applying the second time around, according to the Marco-Eagle Officials from Marco Island didnt return calls for comment.Hernstadt looks elsewhereFrom Hernstadt, 1A at government meetings, preferring to offer a compromise of a moment of silence.I thought that was the right thing for everybody, he said. Personally, I think you either have to represent everyone involved or nobody. Whats fair is fair. I thought that it didnt belong there.Herin said his firm, GrayRobinson, represented the city of Lakeland in a case in which the Atheists of Florida, in July 2010, sued the city for violating the establishment clause of the First Amendment. The U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit ruled in the citys favor, essentially agreeing with a 2010 resolution Lakeland lawmakers passed allowing the invocation to be open to members of any faith. It had for years been done by exclusively Christian speakers. Herin said he would recommend that the Marathon council, if it chooses to do invocations, follow Lake lands template. Mayor Dick Ramsay said he may change his vote at Thursdays meeting. He said he would have preferred the moment-of-silence option. Because the council as a whole, at least the majority, thought it was more appropriate to have someone lead it, I had no major objections, he said.The village of Islamorada, Key Largo Fire and Emer gency Medical Services Board, Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board and the Monroe County School Board do not have invocation prayers at their meetings.The city of Key West and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board do. In fact, Mosquito Control Com missioner Jack Bridges leads the invocation each month now that longtime Comptroller William Southcott has retired. Bridges invocations refer to a great God and finish with in thy name we pray, amen. He said that language is carefully crafted to avoid being specific to one faith. It would be if we invoked the name of Jesus, he said. The Supreme Court has always been clear that this nation has not divorced itself from a national belief in God.Most dont have prayersFrom Prayer, 1A more of the pod, but had not located any more of the whales in the Keys. There was hope last Thursday that the majority of the whales might survive the stranding after about 33 of them were spotted nine miles north of Highland Beach in water up to 18 feet deep. But instead of continuing in that direction to water hundreds of feet deep, at least 20 of the whales reversed course and began heading south in waters that remain shallow along the Keys. On Monday, a group of vets, biologists and volunteers from NOAA Fisheries and the nonprofit groups Marine Mammal Conserv ancy of Key Largo and Marine Mammal Rescue Society of North Miami traveled to Snipe Point to perform necropsies on the dead. The initial results will not be known for two weeks and the complete result will not be available for months. The vets are testing for possible diseases, including the morbillivirus that has killed hundreds of dolphins along the Atlantic coast this year. They also are testing for contaminants and biotoxins. But from visual inspection, all 11 whales found at Snipe Point appear to be emaciated and malnourished, which could be caused by either disease and/or from being in shallow water for so long, Mase said.While there was a large rescue response by air, land and sea of federal, state and local wildlife officials, as well as the volunteer groups, it is not known if their efforts and resources led to any survivors.One animal activist who has been involved in previous mass strandings said the rescue effort should have been more proactive, with the whales herded to deeper water on the first day of the mass response with oil boom and plastic fencing. They simply observed these animals to death, and burned a lot of fuel doing it, marine-mammal activist Russ Rector said.Hope is largely dwindlingFrom Whales, 1AFaculty is ready to revoltWill Miner, a marine engineering professor at Florida Keys Community College since January 2008, will resign effective Dec. 31 because of behavior by college administrators he says belongs on a soap opera. Miner is one of nine faculty members out of 23 who have resigned or will resign this year. Youve got a faculty base thats ready to quit, he says. Theyre ready to revolt but theyre scared to death to speak up. Miner says any questioning of management decisions by faculty results in retaliation from the colleges administration led by President Jonathan Gueverra.Miner is embroiled in a formal grievance process that will culminate with him addressing the colleges Board of Trustees, although when that will be isnt scheduled.Based on numerous internal documents, e-mails and reports provided to the Keynoter Miner received a written reprimand from his supervisor, Dean of Marine Science and Technology Patrick Rice, on Sept. 9. Rice wrote that the reprimand was intended to act as a wake-up call for Miner and specifically chastised him for letting Mark Woods, another marine science professor who resigned in August, enter the building on Aug. 19 and retrieve personal items from his former office. Rice describes Miner as exhibiting a historical pattern of poor judgment.Miner filed a formal grievance with the colleges Human Resources Department, which next went to a review by the colleges three-member grievance committee. That panel concluded Miner followed the directions of his supervisor and that his employment history does not suggest a pattern of behavior. The committee did not support any disciplinary action. On Nov. 4 Gueverra, acting as a grievance hearing officer, denied Miners request that the reprimand be removed from his personnel file and, breaking with the grievance committee, called for a month of probation for Minor.Miner acknowledges carrying some of [Woods] boxes to his truck for removal, Gueverra wrote in a report. A prudent person would question the motives of an individual who arrives on campus on a Saturday to remove alleged personal property and fails to liaison with security, but instead chooses to call another employee, he wrote.Professor whos leaving files grievanceBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEthem on it too many times. Its the fact that I was outspoken.College President Jon athan Gueverra says he doesnt discuss personnel issues, but some of these individuals have left and theyve left for personal reasons, some of them have left because of the college making other decisions. He also chalks some of the turnover up to faculty moving to the Keys while they arent really sure what theyre getting into. As you have people resign, its important for the college to step back and take a look at whether or not those positions being vacated are ones we should fill. We need to really take a hard look at what weve got left. Its quite normal for an institution.Brian Schmitt, a member of the colleges Board of Trustees, rejects talk of any sort of a hostile work environment. I think the contrary.But on the turnover, he said, It is higher than any of us would like to see. I can tell you that I have confidence in the current management of the college in the terms of the direction its going.Trustee Tim Koenig agreed.I have a great deal of confidence in the administration in dealing with these issues, he said. I dont know that I would be necessarily concerned about it.The board meets Thurs day at 2 p.m. on the main Stock Island campus. Faculty Council President Dawn Ellis, Woods successor, is scheduled to preview a faculty evaluation of the schools administration.With the continuing decline in enrollment and the high attrition rate of faculty, Ellis wrote in her report, the necessity of knowing this information has become ever more valuable. The plan is for faculty to fill out evaluations of administrators, then submit them to Human Resources Director LaVonda Meunier so she can create from them a report for Gueverra. Meunier, meanwhile has submitted her resignation.Trustees support administrationFrom FKCC, 1A Keys InfoNet.com Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysInfoNet.com
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, December 11, 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 individual 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: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALDont restrict voting rightsLETTERS TO THE EDITORGet rid of the nudityFirst, Fantasy Fest is a major event for Key West and is a financial boon for our businesses. But nudity, body painting and pasties of the breast and genital areas are not acceptable, not even G-strings. This is not what makes Fantasy Fest successful.I know everyone has either seen it in real life or saw pictures of the nudity in this years Fantasy Fest; it was the worst year and it will only get worse. It was disgraceful and disgusting for our city and our residents. We should not have to put up with this in our city. We all know there is a time and a place for nudity but it is not in our public streets. We need help and support to end this disgraceful image of our city. We have tried in the past to give warnings. That did not work.Then we tried giving T-shirts to topless women; they would put them on and when the police officer left, they would remove them. That did not work.What will work is to have the promoters, promoter Market Share Co. and county Tourist Development Council advertising that no nudity or body painting of the breast or genital areas. If you do, you will be arrested, no warning. Warnings never did work. Arrest anyone who breaks the law and I can assure you within the second year, it will stop because actions and word of mouth is better than any advertisement. Dont think for one minute that the visitors wont be back; you may lose a few but you will gain the people and locals that did not go to Fantasy Fest because they did not want to be exposed to the disgusting atmosphere of all the nudity. Make the law strong and firm, and enforce it with all who are in violation.It is time to bring back the dignity and respect that our great city and residents deserve, nothing less. I would be more than happy to help in any way I can be of help. Working together, we can turn this around, but we must be sincere.To the mayor and commissioners, we cannot continue to let our citys image deteriorate anymore by this vulgar, disgraceful and disgusting nudity, nor can we continue this joke of body painting and walking around completely nude with no material on their bodies with the exception of beads on their neck.I can assure you none of these people would do this in their hometown; why should we let them do it in our hometown? Lets clean up the image of our city. We all know body painting is a joke. If they want to paint their face, back, arms or legs, thats fine, but thats it.Remember, we have a new event that is going to be successful and thats the Zombie Bike Ride. Harry Bethel Key WestSupport overwhelmsI have been overwhelmed by the generous and caring people of our community. After being diagnosed this year with cancer for the second time, I have been blessed with prayers, love and support from so many people. I would like to name and thank each and every one of you but I am afraid that would leave someone out. I have been amazed at the generosity. I feel that I have had an army with me fighting my cancer. I dont know how my family and I would of done this on our own. Our burden has been lightened by so many. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Caldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation for the work it does with Boondocks Grille and Drafthouse on Ramrod Key. Every Tuesday night the foundation, they host bingo and give the proceeds to a person in need or a charitable organization. I was recently the recipient of this, as the Monroe County Sheriffs Office sponsored a fundraiser for me. Above what was raised, I also received a check from the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation. I am again overwhelmed at the generosity of our community. God bless and thank you. Elaine Woodson Key WestDrivers need to slow downMore than a month ago, I called the city of Marathon to see if we could have a children at play sign on our street with a designated speed limit. I have had deputies in the area to try to get some of these unsafe drivers to slow down. The deputies told me that without a speed-limit sign (the speed limit, I was told, was 30 mph), they could not write a ticket.That was my reason for trying to get a sign posted. I never heard from the city, so I went for a visit to City Hall. I was told the department manager decided he did not want to clutter our roads with signs. OK, so I guess it is fine for a child to get maimed or killed but lets not dirty up our beautiful, unkempt side street.I say unkempt because they are also responsible for trimming the grass and trees of undeveloped property, which is not done. I trim the grass from my home to the unoccupied building on U.S. 1 and the street I live on down to my house.Martha Leasure MarathonBig Pines now cleanerThe National Key Deer Refuge would like to thank the volunteers who showed up for a community cleanup on Big Pine Key on Dec. 7. Volunteers collected more than 750 pounds of garbage from the WinnDixie shopping complex area and surrounding public lands. We thank our Friends and Volunteers of Refuges and partner Reef Relief for sponsoring this event. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to help make Big Pine beautiful for the people and safer for our wildlife. Kristie Killam, ranger Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex Big Pine KeyCrocs are little threatRe: the Dec. 7 letter to the editor, Crocs a Keys nuisance. Those ruthless crocodiles have not been documented to attack humans. They may pose a danger to a small pet, but in the same way that no one should leave a baby unsupervised, people should exercise the same care for their pets around traffic and predators. And remember, the American crocodiles were originally here before we were. Luis David Losada MiamiElections supervisors must oppose Detzner on early-voting locationsYet another flap between state officials and Floridas county election supervisors is in the news, raising new questions about the motives of Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his appointee, Secretary of State Ken Detzner. Are they committed to making it easier for all eligible Floridians to vote or is their real goal to make it more difficult? So wondered U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, before meeting with Tampa Bay area elections supervisors. I just dont understand why the state keeps making it harder for people to vote, he said. Good question. First, the governor signed a bill in 2011 that restricted the hours for early voting, raising the ire of county supervisors. They warned of lengthy delays for voters during the 2012 presidential election. They were so right that some voters in South Florida stood in line for eight hours just to exercise their constitutional right. Thats unconscionable. Then-Monroe County Elections Supervisor Harry Sawyer famously fought Scott on the early-voting issue (losing when the federal government sided with the governor), becoming somewhat of a folk hero nationwide for those who believe in more opportunity to vote, not less. The governor and Detzner also tried to purge voter rolls before the presidential election with disastrous results. The purge was so riddled with mistakes and misinformation that its instigators finally cancelled it. Still, that didnt deter Mr. Detzner from calling for one more purge in search of disqualified voters this year. This time, county supervisors simply refused to participate, saying the state was still using outdated data. The latest controversy involves a 2014 state voting-guide rule regarding how voters can return absentee ballots. Some supervisors, including current Monroe Elections Supervisor Joyce Griffin, allow ballots to be dropped off at remote locations staffed by elections officials, including at early-voting sites such as libraries. But when Detzner informed Pinellas Elections Supervisor Deborah Clark that, according to the new guidelines, she is in violation by allowing the remote site drop-offs, she balked. Other supervisors questioned Detzners motives. Some say they have allowed ballots to be left at early-voting sites and other elections-staffed locations for years without a hitch. Clark is known for encouraging voter turnout, and her ballot drop-off plan is part of that strategy a safe, protected method to get out the vote. Detzner should be encouraging, not castigating, her.The states 67 elections supervisors should agree to get the law clarified in the Legislature. They should side with Clark and seek to make it easier for the people of Florida to exercise their voting rights by expanding not restricting drop-off sites for absentee ballots. Miami Herald Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. Photo by ANDY NEWMANAlong with creative costumes like this (the Giant Groupers), Fantasy Fest has become known for a liberal policy when it comes to nudity. This is a past bingo night at Boondocks, raising money for the Domestic Abuse Shelter. Each Tuesday, a different charity or person benefits from the games.Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNZip-line appeal on tableThe Marathon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire station at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Agenda items include:An appeal by four Keys residents to revoke a height variance granted by Planning Director George Garrett for Crane Point Hammocks proposed zip-line course.The citys advisory Planning Commission upheld Garretts right to grant the variance in July on a 4-1 vote.The estimated $1.1 million attraction has numerous detractors, many of whom live in the Crane point subdivision surrounding the 63acre nature center and museum at mile marker 50. Beverly Welber and James Platt III of Marathon, Joan Borel of Summerland Key and Deb Curlee of Cudjoe Key argue that residents were not properly told of the proposed variance for up to four of the nine zip-line towers, and that granting it goes against city rules. They argued that neighbors were mailed notice, but that no notice was posted on the Crane Point property.The council is scheduled to dole out its annual $90,000 in grant funding to local nonprofit organizations. A total of 22 groups requested a combined $192,562 for fiscal year 2013-14. Thats up from 2012-13, when 18 nonprofits requested $173,688.The City Council is charged with deciding how to distribute it. Each member council chooses an amount to award each organization and their numbers are averaged out.A discussion of the proposed old Seven Mile Bridge funding plan between the city, state Department of Transportation and Monroe County. The state Department of Transportation is reportedly on board to spend roughly $57.2 million over 30 years to save the iconic 2.2-mile portion of the span leading to Pigeon Key. Its a de facto linear park and the citys most popular destination.According to figures prepared by County Administrator Roman Gastesi, the county would pitch in $15 million over 30 years and the city of Marathon $5.34 million. The County Commission is also scheduled to discuss the funding plan at its monthly meeting today in Marathon.Renovating the 2.2-mile span of the old bridge, which would include fixing the decking and railings, among other things.Some contend height variance is not allowedBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONCapitol gets Festivus poleA nearly 6-foot-tall pole made from emptied beer cans, marking a parody holiday, will be put up in the Florida Capitol this week as a not-so-subtle protest to the recent placement of a Christian nativity scene. The homemade Festivus pole will be erected most likely today in the same first-floor rotunda as a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ that was put up last week by the Florida Prayer Network. I still chuckle, I literally cant believe there will be a pile of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the state rotunda, said Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident who applied to the state Department of Management Services to put the Festivus pole on display. Stevens, who operates a blog that focuses on South Florida politics, said the intent of the Festivus pole is to make a political statement on the need for the separation of church and state. He compared the Festivus pole to the nativity scene as my ridiculous statement versus what I consider, as an atheist, as their ridiculous statement.Festivus, made popular by the sitcom Seinfeld, is celebrated Dec. 23 and comes with a ceremonial post-dinner airing of the grievances in which participants describe how they have been disappointed by others in the past year, and engage in feats of strength.Festivus purists may favor a more-simple unadorned aluminum pole, but Stevens said the use of beer cans he wouldnt say who emptied the cans is in line with the irreverent spirit of those who celebrate the holiday. Pam Olsen, president of the Florida Prayer Network, said last week that such displays only shine more light on her groups message that she said isnt to be viewed as a state-sponsorship of religion.Its their right, they have a right to exercise freedom of speech, thats what America is about, Olsen said. It doesnt faze me, it doesnt faze the God I serve.Stevens, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, requested the Festivus display space from the state Department of Management Services after reading about the nativity display. A preliminary approval was given Friday with the formal approval made Monday. The department limits the height of displays based on where they are located in the rotunda.Its response to nativity scene in the rotundaTALLAHASSEE By JIM TURNERNews Service of Florida
As workers are dashing through the stores to buy gifts for their loved ones, they are also making a list for what to buy their colleagues.According to a national survey commissioned by staffing company Spherion and conducted online in November by Harris Interactive, the majority of American workers (52 percent) plan to give gifts to their co-workers. Yet more than half (55 percent) dont expect to receive anything in return.Primarily, workers plan to give to peers at their level (36 percent) and to their bosses (27 percent). And when it comes to gifts for bosses, the desire to get ahead and outshine other colleagues are factors in making this decision. In fact, a majority of employees (58 percent) think that most employees give gifts to their bosses in order to get ahead. The survey also queried what workers would prefer to receive as a gift from their boss, if they received one. Nearly all workers (93 percent) would rather receive non-typical gifts, with a cash bonus being the overwhelming preference (selected by 74 percent of employees).Although this is the holiday season, these results uncover how workers want to be treated in the office all year long, said Sandy Mazur, Spherions division president. Workers want to show respect and appreciation for others, but they also want to receive gratitude from their co-workers and bosses, and not just in the form of gifts. There are many other ways to give thanks besides a traditional holiday gift.Other survey findings include:Two in five employees who have given gifts to co-workers have spent, at most, $20.At the higher end, almost the same proportion (42 percent) has spent $26 or more.Twenty-two percent of workers believe holiday gifts purchased by people in the workplace should be a reflection of how much money they make.Thirty-seven percent of workers agree that buying gifts for co-workers stresses them out just as much as buying gifts for others on their shopping list.Among those purchasing gifts for multiple co-workers, 41 percent plan to purchase the same holiday gift for each of them.Sixty percent of workers give presents to co-workers because they want to, not because they feel they have to.Of the 73 percent of workers who have ever received a holiday gift, one in four (25 percent) have at least sometimes returned their gifts.Women are more likely than men to report that they expect to give (58 percent vs. 47 percent, respectively) and receive (52 percent vs. 40 percent, respectively) gifts.Women are more likely to give and getPRNewswire Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com www.anthonysa.com & www.facebook.com/anthonysa Exclusives Web *Not valid on Spanx, Jara, Not Your Daughters Jeans, Kristin Crenshaw, Seabreeze, Beachpointe, I.O. Sport Leggings, Bali, Leon Levin Solid Knit Tops & Cardigans, Foxcroft, Isadela, Neyelle, Flair, Belldini, Avalin, and Coobie Bras. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. A clearance item is one that has been reduced at least twice.Plus, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Bonus Coupons! 25%OFF*25%OFF*40%OFF*TAKE TAKE TAKE Any One Regular PricedITEMAny One Regular PricedITEMAny One Regular PricedITEM BONUS COUPON BONUS COUPON BONUS COUPONSEE EXCLUSIONS. Valid 12/12/13 12/15/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (2) 25% off coupons per customer. SEE EXCLUSIONS. Valid 12/12/13 12/15/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (2) 25% off coupons per customer. SEE EXCLUSIONS. Must have 40% off coupon to receive discount. Valid 12/12/13 12/15/13 only. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Selection may vary by store. No adjustments made on previously purchased merchandise. Must present coupon to receive savings. Limit (1) 40% off coupon per customer. 4 Days Only! LADIES APPAREL New Arrivals!Take 40% OffCOORDINATES FRIDAY th THURSDAY th SUNDAY th SATURDAY th Gift Card From Alfred Dunner & Cathy DanielsReg. $44.00 $76.00 4 DAYS ONLY! $26.40 $45.60 Plus, Thursday thru Sunday Take an AdditionalAll Clearance Merchandise. NO LIMITS! 40% OFF Some 200 kids went out the Saturday after Thanksgiving to have photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estates Big Pine Key office. The annual gathering included giving the kids gift bags and free ice cream and Christmas goodies. A similar event took place this past weekend at Schmitts Marathon office.SANTA AT THE SCHMITTS BusinessSurvey: Gifts popularTHE WORKPLACE www.Keys InfoNet.com
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! The hope: Preserving Keys historyA group of nearly three dozen people that wants to preserve and maintain five historic Florida Keys lighthouses heads to Sombrero Light off Marathon to check out the condition of the lighthouse. Story, 3B Conchs win their own meetThey happen every early December, the Key West High Duals, and each seems a replica of the others.The scuffed red-and-gray wrestling mats taped to the gyms basketball floor, the teams in various colored singlets and hoodies, the morning sun streaming through the small, rectangular windows, the referees not glimpsed for a year but still familiar, the guttural cries of agony and triumph, the coaches all looking like ex-wrestlers and yelling, Shoot.One coach stocky, bespectacled and with hair close to the scalp and a Breathe Right strip on his nose wore a T-shirt that quoted Genghis Khan: It is not sufficient that I succeed all others must fail. That attitude, as the daylong five-team tournament began Saturday, was expressed by 120-pound Conch senior Angelo Guieb, a state runner-up last season. I definitely want to win state, he said, wearing one of the teams new red, gray and white camouflage singlets. My second goal is to go undefeated. After teammate John Pozzi (195 pounds) opened the meet by pinning his Mater Academy opponent in 30 seconds, Guieb soon took the mat and, though it took longer than 30 seconds, won by decision.Guieb then walked quickly into the gym lobby grimacing and holding his right shoulder. Its been hurting for a month, he said. When he returned to the gym, he had an ice bag on the shoulder. He did not wrestle again.Guib injured in the annual Key West DualsBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST WRESTLINGPhoto by BERT BUDDEThe Conchs Angelo Guieb hoists his 113-pound Mater Academy opponent in an opening match at the Key West Duals. Guieb won and then retired for the day with a shoulder injury. Good week for Dolphin girlsMomentum from a thrilling last-minute victory over rival Key West High School last Wednesday appears to have carried over for the Marathon High School girls basketball team the past week. The Dolphins won in blowout fashion over Archbishop Carroll High School on Friday, 54-20, and Archimedean Academy Monday, 49-13. Both were road games for Marathon. The wins improved the Dolphins to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in District 16-3A.Marathon jumped all over the Bulldogs on Friday, leading 21-4 after the first quarter and cruising to an easy win. The Dolphins led 29-14 at the half and 45-20 after three quarters.We played pretty well [against Carroll] and did a good job with our pressure defense, coach Deanna Klaus said. JohnNisha Qualls led the Dolphins with 18 points, while Yailin Nieda had 15, Gardine Raymond 11 and Kenna Wellever added seven. Mondays game was much the same as Friday, as the Dolphins jumped out to a commanding 23-2 lead after the first quarter and led 35-7 at the half. Marathon allowed Archimedean just six points in the second half en route to another win. Monday was a great opportunity to get all our players some experience. The ladies played hard and did a lot of good things tonight, Klaus said.Qualls led the Dolphins with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Raymond had 13 points and Nieda 10. Wellever had three and Selena Gonzales had two. Yoslyne Conde, Raymond and Nieda each had five rebounds. The Dolphins were scheduled to host Greater Miami Academy on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time. The girls are slated to visit Westwood Christian School on Friday at 4 p.m.Basketball team crushes 2 opponentsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON GIRLS HOOPS Conchs get 3rd straight shutoutThe ball was fed from Maudia Azard to Angela Niles, who, with 30 yards of open grass ahead of her, streaked toward the goal. Ive got to stay calm ... Ive already beaten them with my speed, Niles said to herself. She got ready to strike. The keeper came out and there was contact. (She grabbed my ankles.) Niles appeared to slip but kept going and got off a shot that went into the goal.This was late in the second half of the Key West HighRiverdale girls soccer game early Saturday afternoon under a hot sun at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.Niles goal gave the Conchs a 2-0 lead, and they won by that score to improve to 11-4. They have won four consecutive games, the last three by shutouts. Im so excited to haveTeam improves mark to 11-4By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST GIRLS SOCCERPhoto by BERT BUDDEKey West freshman Angela Niles races in to score in the Conchs 2-0 victory over Riverdale. Dont let the wind keep you inshoreSailfishing has been good for those able to withstand the winds and get out to the reef. The best fishing is still from the Upper Keys down to about Tennessee Light. Ballyhoo remains the primary bait for the sailfish, although some anglers are producing good catches by using kites with goggle eyes or small blue runners. Some anglers fishing for sails report increased numbers of kingfish entering the picture. As the waters continue to cool, this fishery will come into its own very soon. There are plenty of mutton snapper on the wrecks, with fish ranging from just legal (16 inches) to some real giants in the high-teen poundage. A good number of kingfish and amberjack are hanging on the wrecks, too.On the reef, the yellowtail snapper are biting well, with the most consistent action in the 40to 50-foot depths. And theres enough grouper activity to keep things interesting.The patch reefs are offering up lots of mangroves and yellowtails along with a very good bite on cero mackerel. The mangrove population in the bay has spread out beyond the bridges. Were finding them on the wrecks as well as a real uptick on the grass banks and in the channel cuts.And the Spanish mackerel fishing is really coming on strong in the bay just 8 to 10 miles from shore.The weeks bestDuring his first trip to the Keys, Brian Mackay, from Alexandria Va., caught more than 11 species on fly, including a 5.5-pound Spanish mackerel and a 4-pound sea trout. He fished with Islamoradas Capt. Chuck Brodzki.Capt. Ariel Medero, of Big Game Sportfishing out of the Hammocks in Marathon, reports sailfishing has been good, with some dolphin, blackfin tuna and the occasional wahoo thrown in. The reef is red-hot for mangrove and mutton snapper, grouper and cero mackerel. And the bridge fishing is producing nice catches of mangroves and yellowjacks. The crews on the SeaSquared and the Klimax have been bouncing around from the reef to the bridges to the gulf and bay, depending on the wind on any givenBattle through it to get to the sailfishFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumnSee Fishing, 2BSee Soccer, 2BSee Wrestling, 2B
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Our anglers caught mangrove, yellowtail and mutton snapper, black and gag grouper, yellowjacks, just-short cobia and lots of Spanish and cero mackerel. Dan Provencher and his friends from Boca Raton fished two days with Capt. Bob Brown of Sundance Sportfishing out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. They caught a ton of yellowtails, large mangroves, some muttons, cero mackerel and big kingfish. Louis LeCroix and friends from Hollywood and Quebec had a great day with five large gag grouper to 32 inches, a limit of mangroves and some big mackerel. Both groups also had fun with lemon and blacktip sharks.Capt. Moe Mottice and his crews on Moes Custom Charters in Key West spent their week fishing in 120 to 180 feet of water and catching tuna, sailfish and dolphin while trolling ballyhoo. When the blue-water action slowed, they moved to the reefs for grouper, muttons, yellowtails and mackerel. And the backcountry channels held lots of nice mangroves and sharks to keep their fair-weathered anglers busy.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://Sea SquaredCharters.com and http://Facebook.com/Mara thonFishing.Varietys the wordFrom Fishing, 1B the freshman [scoring] record, Niles, who had broken the record of 22 earlier in the week, said after getting her 25th. Riverdale, which dropped to 11-2-2, was coming off a 2-1 loss to Pembroke Pines Charter the night before and was playing without Mariah Marrero, its top scorer. Key West opened the first half without four seniors, whom coach Scott Paul, after calmly lecturing them about senior leadership, benched for 10 minutes for showing up late. The game was scoreless midway through the half when Riverdale freshman Logan Vanvliet injured a knee, though not the one in which she previously tore the anterior cruciate ligament. She sat in distress on the bench seven hours from home, said a teammate while paramedics and Conch trainer Rich Fuentes decided she did not need to go to the hospital.Meanwhile, the game went on. Late in the half, the Conchs Caila DeAbreu, who had been one of the benched seniors, scored on a breakaway and Key West took that 1-0 lead into halftime.The second half saw several Key West chances. DeAbreu was stopped on a two-on-one by the keeper and later missed wide right. And Niles just missed from close range before finally scoring on her breakaway. At the other end, Conch keeper Angela Martin, with help from sweeper Selyne Casas, staved off the Raiders until the final whistle. Well done, Key West, Paul said. As Martin, who was credited with 10 saves, walked off the field, she was her usual analytical self. I was a little nervous at first without the seniors, but the others did really well. Actually, we played some really nice soccer.Conch defenders strong in victoryFrom Soccer, 1B Web extrasIts been a busy time for Keys prep teams. In addition to the stories here, youll find on www.KeysInfoNet.com:The boys soccer Dolphins of Marathon High have no problem in an 8-0 win over Colonial Christian.The Marathon High boys basketball squad sweeps a pair of games on the mainland.The 6-2-2 boys soccer Conchs of Key West seek to avenge a loss to Doral.The Key West High boys basketball team continues its quest to get into the win column. On their way to winning the tournament, the Conchs defeated Mater, 65-17, and as the day progressed they also defeated Boca Raton, 51-24; Palmer Trinity, 84-0; Monsignor Pace, 45-33; and Cape Coral, 45-36. Among coach Chaz Jimenezs Key West wrestlers who impressed were Pozzi, who was 4-0, and 106-pound Jeremy Homerston, Kendall Hettle (160) and Matt Hidy (170), all of whom were also undefeated. Nick Piraino, at 106, lost only once, as did Joseph Casasola (120) and Kenneth Sagan (220). New wrestler Daniel Daly Nixon (182) pinned his first opponent with a slam move worthy of the football player he is. His teammates leaped from their folding chairs to congratulate him. By 5 in the afternoon, the tournament had ended and the mats hauled away. In the near-empty building, shirtless John Piraino swept the floor with a wide, long-handled broom. He had gone 20 at 160 pounds and he had come back from two shoulder operations and an appendectomy.Wrestlers win their only home meetFrom Wrestling, 1B
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 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 Exceptional Properties... Exceptional Service! Leslie Leopold, 305.942.0215 Cheri Tindall, 305.664.7661 Lighthouse love draws a crowdThey came from all over the U.S. Pennsylvania, Delaware, Wisconsin and points closer and further in the name of trying to preserve and maintain five historic Florida Keys lighthouses.Nearly three dozen members of the nonprofit Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation converged on Marathon on Monday to visit one of their loves, Sombrero Light six miles off Marathon, and photograph all of its details the good and the bad (maintenance problems). They had previously spent an afternoon at Carysfort Light, six miles off Key Largo. Theyre not as easy to get to as others, Patty Winiecki, visiting from Riverside, Calif., with Brandon Barrow, said of her affinity for the Keys lighthouses. They are not only historic, but you can actually touch them.Architecture is part of the draw for lighthouse lovers from so far away, said Eric Martin, the foundations president and District 2 (Monroe County) commissioner.He noted the five lighthouses the foundation wants control over Sombrero, Carysfort, Sand Key, Alligator and American Shoal were built in the 1800s with generally similar designs.The goal of the foundation is obtain them and maintain them while ensuring they are open to the public for things as mundane as basic visits to more grandiose events such as weddings. In 2012, the U.S. Coast Guard put American Shoal on its list of lighthouses to cast off. The other four were put on this years list and American Shoal carried over. Whoever would get them would have to maintain the lights since theyre still used by boaters for navigation. The Coast Guard could get rid of them under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. But there are obstacles. First, the Coast Guard would give the General Services Administration control of them. Then that agency would offer them to federal, state and local governments. If none of those want them, nonprofits can apply to take ownership. Martin said little progress has been made, especially considering the federal governments shutdown in the fall. Im not sure where the process stands, he said. With lighthouses, because of the passions involved, we try to be very cautious in how we proceed, Coast Guard Lt. Robert Lewald, the Guards project officer for visual aides to navigation, has said. These are in pretty bad shape, it looks like. Martin has estimated each light would cost $1.5 million to $2 million to renovate. Capt. Mike Daugintis, who runs charters out of Capt. Hooks Marina in Marathon, said the investment would be worth it. Being in the dive and tourism industry, its very important to us, he said.Long-term goal is ownershipKEYS HISTORY LivingKeynoter Staff Photo courtesy U.S. COAST GUARDSombrero Light, the subject of Mondays visit, has shone the way for many a boater. LIVING BRIEFSViolette named best of the yearKathleen Violette of Tavernier has been named the Mariners Hospital Auxiliary volunteer of the year. Violette received a gold pineapple pin with a diamond and two tickets to the hospitals Bougainvillea Ball. Violette has volunteered more than 2,500 hours since she joined the auxiliary in 2009. As first vice president of the auxiliary board, Violette is responsible for training auxiliary members and coordinating their volunteer activities in the hospital. To be considered for the annual award, nominees must have been a member of the auxiliary for at least four years and volunteered a minimum 1,000 hours. More than 190 volunteers are members of the Mariners Hospital Auxiliary.Help create Keyswide canvassThe Florida Keys Council of the Arts is taking the lead in a community-based project designed to connect Keys artists to the community. The organization is providing one 6-inch-by-6-inch blank canvas for people to create a piece of artwork (people of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to participate).After all individual works are collected, the nearly 400 canvases will be assembled and exhibited as one project and taken on the road to be shown at locations countywide.The first workshop to help create the squares for the larger canvass is set for Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 104.1 oceanside. To find out more, call Carol at (586) 405-2422. For complete details on the project, go to www .keysarts.com.Dispose of flag in proper fashionMembers of the American Legion help those with American flags that are no longer fit for proper display dispose of them in the proper fashion at 9 a.m. Saturday at Southern Keys Cemetery, 258 Avenue A, Big Coppitt Key.Flags will be welcome from the general public, schools, churches, other institutions, organizations, government and anyone else.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, December 11, 2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad # 771886 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13DK1218K IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF ASTGHIK DION, Adoptee. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Artak Zargaryan, 2 Komitas Street Apt. #23 Yerevan, Armenia YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for adoption has been filed against you in this Court. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy Charles Dion, whose address is 17227 Allamanda Drive, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042, on or before 12/20/13, and file the original with the Clerk fo this Court at: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 before service on the Petitioner or immediately thereafter. if you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you f or the relief demanded in the Petition for Adoption. Copies of all court documents in this case, including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. you must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. Dated: 11/13/13 AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Circuit Court Seal) By: Brittiny Burgohy Deputy Clerk Published November 20, 27, 2013 December 4, 11, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 786848 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13 DR 1207 K Nina Babich, Petitioner and Michael Brown, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Michael Brown 909 Pohalski Key West, FL 33040 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Nina Babich, 3930 South Roosevelt Blvd apt North 105, Key West, FL 33040 on or before December 30, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 before service on Petitoner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current A ddress, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re q uires certain automatq ic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: November 19, 2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Brittiny Burgohy Deputy Clerk Published November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 796167 Notice of Public Auction Pursuant F.S.328.17, United American Lien & Recovery as agent w/ power of attorney will sell the following vessel(s) to the highest bidder. Inspect 1 week prior @ marina; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer prem; all auctions are held w/ reserve; any persons interested ph 954-563-1999 Sale Date December 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 V12084 1995 Robal FL5342 HK Hull ID#: CROB45RBA595 outboard pleasure gas fiberglass L21ft R/OJon Russell Becker Lienor: PH Marina/ Restaurant LLC Pilot House Marina 13 Seagate Blvd Key Largo Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU765 & 1911 Published December 4, 11, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 797428 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No: 13-CP-000130-P Division: Plantation Key IN RE: ESTATE OF CARYLYN GRONDIN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CARYLYN GRONDIN, Deceased, whose date of death was OCTOBER 15, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: December 4, 2013. Personal Representative: KEVIN F. GRONDIN c/o Christopher R. Paul, Esq. McLane Graf Raulerson Middleton PA PO Box 326 Manchester, NH 03105-0326 Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT W. JENSEN, ESQ FBN: 151566 Law Office of Robert W. Jensen 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 470 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305.444.0686 305.444.0968 (f) firstname.lastname@example.org Published December 4, 11, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 812279 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vessels to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Statutes on Dec 26, 2013 at 10 A.M. Lot#: B33992 1978 TROJA; Reg # FL6286DW; Hull ID# 3218872; Located at: MANATEE BAY MARINE, INC. 99 MORRIS LANE KEY LARGO, FL 33037 (305)451-3332; Owner: LAZARO ALFREDO PASTOR 10800 FOREST CREEK DR WILLIS, TX 77318; 2nd Owner: GIGI V PASTOR 7200 SW 5TH ST MIAMI, FL 33144; Customer: MICHAEL NEWPHER 1630 NW 10TH ST HOMESTEAD, FL 33030; Lienholder: GRANT W MURDOCH 210 20TH ST MARATHON, FL 33050; Lien Amount: $7,798.53 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vessels contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954) 384-7171 25% Buyers Premium ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published December 11, 18, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter YARD SALE MM 89 Props, other marine & household. Too much to list! Sat., 12/14 9:00 2:00 162 Iroquois St. Couch for sale Dark brown leather, like new. Dual reclining seats. Asking $700 OBO. Contact Kyle 305-304-4459. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. 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