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Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 47 25 CENTS What dads wantA new study from Boston College shows that working fathers want to be eligible for more paternity leave. Story, 1B Fishing the Florida KeysWith the warmer weather and flat-calm conditions, the time is ripe for landing dolphin throughout the Keys. Captains column, 1B KEY LARGO 305.451.5700MARATHON305.743.4397KEY WEST305.295.6400 keysfurniture.commake. home. stylish. Keys FCATs good overallStatewide standardized test scores released by the state Department of Education on Friday show mixed results from Monroe County students. The average number of Keys students to achieve passing grades or better in the reading portion of the 2014 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test dropped 1 percent from 2013 (grades three to 10) and 1 percent in math (grades three to eight). In grade-five science, there was a 3 percent drop but in grade-eight science, there was a 3 percent increase. However, the average number of Keys students to achieve passing grades or better in all three subjects was still at or above the statewide 2014 averages, according to DOE figures. Scores are tallied on a 1-5 scale, with 3 equaling a passing grade. Schools Superintendent Mark Porter said Tuesday that while the numbers arent without some merit, he doesnt believe they make for the most useful comparisons of district performance. There are some areas of concern. The way the numbers are presented, to me, is one of the least informative because youre looking at entirely different groups of students, he said. Porter said tracking diagonals, meaning tracking the same students over time, is a far better progress indicator. One of the things we do is we compile the data so were looking at successive grade levels, he said. That to me is the far more significant way to look at it. Writing results, released by DOE prior to the other three subjects, indicate a more significant gap between Keys students and overall state averages. That test is taken by students in fourth, eight and 10th grades. According to DOE, 585,047 Florida students took the writing exam with a score of 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 equaling a passing grade.Overall, 53 percent of fourth-graders passed the exam, 56 percent of eighthgraders and 64 percent of sophomores. In the Keys, the percentages were 33, 46 and 54.There were 1.59 millionFew changes in test scores from past yearBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSKeysInfoNet adds new mobile versionYour mobile edition of the Keynoter and the Reporter, www.KeysInfoNet.com, now has a new crisp look. Monday, www.KeysInfo net.com launched its version specific for smart phones. The adaptation will appear on all smart phones without the need to download an app.Using a new responsive template, the site will sense if it is being viewed from a phone and switch to the version developed for smart phones. This new arrangement is much easier to read, view and navigate from your phone.The switch to a responsive template is in response to the growing number of mobile users we have on www .KeysInfoNet.com Roughly one-third of our visitors are from mobile devices. Visitors using tablets and iPads will still remain on the desktop view.Web experience greatly enhanced with the unveilingTECHNOLOGYThis image shows what the new phone-specific www .KeysInfoNet.com looks like. WORKING WITH WILDLIFEPhotos courtesy MARY ELLEN and LIZ PETRASKAMary Ellen Petraska, formerly of Marathon, delivers lunch to one of the resident rhinos at the White Oak Conservation Center near Jacksonville. Petraska, with a degree in zoo-animal technology, is beginning her career with an internship at White Oak.Born to be (sort of) wildEvery day, Mary Ellen Petraska knows piles of work very large piles await her. Rhinoceros-size piles, in fact, produced by living, breathing, pile-producing rhinos. Its a lot of shoveling, chuckled Petraska, a Marathon High School graduate now pursuing her wildlife career as an intern at the White Oak Conservation Center near Jacksonville.We clean their pens, feed them and make sure theyre healthy, Petraska said. We take safety precautions but Im wicked close to them. They get right up in your face, she said. But theyre so cute. I love them so much.Chitwan, a Great OneHorn rhino, weighs in at about 5,600 pounds, Petraska noted. Up to 6,000 pounds when shes pregnant.The sprawling White Oak preserve has become renowned for breeding endangered species like the three species of rhinos it houses, and serves as a romance spot for rhinos from far-flung zoos. Even wild rhinos are temporarily brought from Africa to expand the gene pool.Petraska won a coveted eight-month internship at the 7,400-acre facility after graduating from Sante Fe College in Gainesville with an associates degree in zoo animal technology. She started at White Oak in mid-May. Ive always had a passion for animals and my heart told me to go to Sante Fe, said Petraska, 22. Its a very intensive and difficult program but its probably the best decision I ever made. She credits her years of volunteering with Kelly Grinter at the Marathon Wild Center for putting her on her career path. I mainly want to work with birds and thats where it started, Petraska said. At White Oak, she looks forward to working with the cassowary birds, a threatened Australian species. Theyre big, black raptors that look like velociraptors, Petraska said. Amazing birds, huge and dangerous. Theyre my favorite. The White Oak Conser -Petraska finds calling with exotic animalsBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com Exotic-animal technician Mary Ellen Petraska, a Marathon High School graduate, maneuvers an addra gazelle into a cushioned stall for medical procedures at the White Oak Conservation Center near Jacksonville. Hickory House: One more try?A group that includes developer Pritam Singh makes its pitch today to take the forlorn Hickory House property off Monroe Countys hands for $2 million.If Oceanside Investors is awarded the contract ... it intends to develop a poolside restaurant and bar with attendant watersports concierge services, says a proposal tendered by group attorney Bart Smith. This use will not only rejuvenate a stagnant property but add to the increasing allure of south Stock Island as a world-class tourist destination. The primary down side for the county would be that it paid $3.1 million for the one-acre site fronting an Atlantic Ocean harbor in 2006, shortly before the housing boom went bust. The property has a dock and formerly housed a restaurant.A new request for purchase proposals issued in April marked the sixth time in eight years that Monroe County has tried to find a buyer for the Hickory House property, now perhaps the biggest local symbol of a boondoggle.When the county bought it, plans were to preserve it for working waterfront as developers were buying up waterfront property countywide. The property has been vacant and dormant since the countys purchase.The last time the county looked at a possible sale was in May 2013. At the time, County Commissioner Danny Kolhage said Im hesitant to take a huge loss on this based on the sites uncertain appraised value in 2016.Previous offers were dismissed as too low or evaporated amid the real-estate downturn.No members of the threevote commission majority who voted to buy the Hickory site remain on the board.County attempts to dump albatross for seventh timeCOUNTY COMMISSION See Animals, 3ASee Hickory, 2ASee FCAT, 3ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Keys kids wrapped up another school year last week, but that doesnt mean families in need wont have a place to turn for breakfast and lunch each day.Beginning Monday and running through Aug. 8, as many as seven locations up and down the Keys will offer free breakfast and lunch to any Monroe County resident age 18 or under.They must eat the meals on site. Were not packing sacked lunches for children, said Debra Stecklein, food service director for the Monroe County School District. Theres no registration; the kids just show up. Most of the breakfast programs will start at 7:45 a.m. and run to 8 a.m., so thats a short window. Our lunch window is generally between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Stecklein said. The thing I like about this program is not only do we feed children that need good meals and nutrition, but we also employ a staff of people and those people earn a salary, she added. The authorized locations are the Boys & Girls Club in Key West, the Frederick Douglass Gym in Key West, Horace O Bryant Middle and Poinciana Elementary schools in Key West, Key Largo School, and Stanley Switlik Elementary and Marathon High schools in Marathon. The meals are made available as part of the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and nonprofit Florida Impact program called Summer BreakSpot, which provided food to kids at 3,400 locations statewide after last school year. The Summer BreakSpot is entering its third year under state supervision; the first version of it began in 1968 and was most recently overseen by the state Department of Education. According to the News Service of Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reimbursed Florida $29.5 million for 12 million meals served to 300,000 children last year.State Agriculture Depart ment spokesman Aaron Keller said more than 12,700 of those meals were served to Keys kids at the seven approved locations. He added that there is no limit on USDA funding and that the state is working with all of our sponsors to increase the meals served throughout the state.Stecklein said even with the possibility that the Douglass Gym may not participate even though its a list site, shes still anticipating an increased demand this summer. A boat chase through shallow waters north of the Seven Mile Bridge ended in the arrest of a Miami man Saturday.Francisco A. Cazorla Machado, 43, was booked into the Monroe County Detention Center on a felony count of fleeing from a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer and a misdemeanor count of possessing lobster in a closed season.FWC Officer Andy Cox reported that at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, he was headed through Rocky Channel when he used his patrol boats lights and siren to signal a flats boat with three men aboard to stop.Cazorla, at the small boats helm, turned the boat sharply to port and accelerated the vessel, cutting across a large flat, Cox wrote in his report.The heavier FWC boat kept pace in deeper water before the flats boat turned hard to starboard and headed for very shallow water. A passenger on Cazorlas boat emptied a yellow bucket over the side while the Cazorla operator continued to make hard evasive turns in the very shallow water, the officer wrote. Before the smaller boat stopped, Cox wrote, the chase lasted about a mile, with his patrol boat hitting speeds of 60 mph at full throttle. Cazorla made at least 12 turns during the pursuit, Cox said. When the officer identified fresh lobster blood in the bucket, one of the passengers admitted they had a lobster aboard. He claimed the lobster was speared by accident when his spear went through a fish and hit a lobster in the same hole. Both passengers were ticketed for illegal possession of a lobster. Cazorla was released from custody Monday pending trial.As developers clamored for Keys waterfront land during the real-estate bubble, the three commissioners said purchasing the Hickory House property would guarantee access to the water for local residents.However, plans to create a waterfront park ran aground amid environmental and traffic concerns. By 2008, the commission was seeking a buyer. The Oceanside Marina on the other side of Peninsula Avenue is in the process of developing the Oceanside property into a world-class resort and marina with a restaurant, fitness center, bath house, marina store and watersports offerings, says the would-be buyers plan.The bid package includes a history of Singhs successful resort developments, including the Indigo Reef Resort and Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, and Parrot Key Hotel and Resort in Key West, most of which replaced time-worn properties.The County Commission meets at 9 a.m. today in the Marathon Government Center. Without directly referencing the current bid, commissioners recently asked staff to check with state environmental officials about the possibility of removing a handful of mangrove trees at the waterfront end of Peninsular Avenue.Singh wants Hickory HouseFrom Hickory, 1A This is the water view from the Hickory House, which many consider an albatross hanging over the county. 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After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSAnother complaint against sex clubCount another complaint against the Adult Entertain ment Club in Key West, a sex-themed establishment known for overcharging customers on their credit and debit cards without the customers knowledge.The latest incident was reported Saturday, when Russian national Vladimir Alimov, 32, reported to police he was charged more than $1,000 than he agreed to pay.The club at 1221 Duval St. advertises, among other things, fantasy and fetish shows, costumed role playing, full nude modeling and girl on girl shows. Since at least January 2011, hundreds of customers have filed complaints against the club with city police. Police havent brought any cases to the State Attorneys Office because, they say, they cant prove any of the complaints were based on crimes committed by club staff. In Saturdays incident, Alimov told Officer Igor Kasyanenko that he went to the club and paid $150 to get in. Once inside, he told the officer, he signed an agreement with club employee Niele Favreau, 26, to allow her to charge his card for $800 to have some fun. He told the officer the club ran his card six times, five times for $250 ($1,250) and once for $1,000.01. Favreau showed Kasyanenko the authorization Alimov had signed and then the manager said the $1,000.01 was voided. Among the largest overcharges at the club was for $33,000, which a Virginia man reported in April. HEADSTONESCRYPT FRONTS CUSTOM DESIGNSMAUSOLEUM CONSTRUCTION 305-294-2528ATLAS MEMORIALSMM 10 Big Coppitt Key 8 am to 5 pm Appts. Avail. Man jailed after chaseCRIME FRONT CAZORLAKeynoter Staff Meals for kids start MondayBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSOCIAL SERVICES6 months later, still no answersMore than six months after he died, no official cause of death or specifics revolving around its circumstances has been given for Charles Eimers of Birch Run, Mich., who died Dec. 4 days after being pulled over by Key West police. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is continuing its probe, Kathy Smith said Tuesday. Smith is the FDLE agent in charge in Key West and is heading that agencys investigation.Last Thanksgiving, police pulled over Eimers, 61, on North Roosevelt Boulevard. Police say he pulled away from the stop, drove through Old Town and stopped his P.T. Cruiser at South Beach at the Atlantic end of Duval Street.Police say when he got out of his car, officers took him down to his stomach and handcuffed him. They saw he began turning blue, according to reports. Eimers was taken off life support at Lower Keys Medical Center on Dec. 4. Despite the official account, a video of Eimers being taken into custody at South Beach indicates he didnt resist when he finally stopped the P.T. Cruiser, and in fact lay down in the sand on his stomach of his own volition, appearing to surrender. www.thebluepaper .com obtained that video.Eimers family sued the city and 12 police officers in U.S. District Court in April.In the lawsuit, the family says it is grossly apparent that the defendants asphyxiated Charles Eimers by forcing his face into the sand, causing him to inhale sand.Medical Examiner E. Hunt Scheuerman did an autopsy on Eimers on Dec. 12 but didnt rule on a cause of death.Key West police Capt. Scott Smith not named in the lawsuit is the former husband of Kathy Smith, the lead FDLE agent. Capt. Smith reassigned thenDetective Todd Stevens, who is named in the lawsuit, for laissez faire police work monitoring Eimers at the hospital and not contacting his family, according to a letter of reprimand.The FDLE says there is no conflict of interest with Agent Smith leading the probe.KEY WESTKeynoter StaffBoater wants ramps reconsideredClosing waterfront areas to day-trippers also blocks Florida Keys residents, a longtime Grassy Key resident aims to tell Monroe County commissioners today.Theyre shutting off everything, said John Whalton, a commercial lobster diver. I want to let them know its not just the Miami crowd that uses those [boat] ramps.Whalton trailers his 13foot skiff to launch from areas throughout the Keys.Blocking a traditional boat ramp along the southbound lane of Card Sound Road, just north of the Card Sound Bridge, adds from 15 to 20 miles to Whaltons runs into the Atlantic Ocean off North Key Largo, he said Tuesday.The closest ramp open to the public with a $20 fee is adjacent to the Caribbean Club at mile marker 104. In April, Monroe County placed concrete barriers at the Card Sound area known as Jet Ski Beach, on the Keys side of the Card Sound Bridge, and at nearby Steamboat Creek. Day-trippers from the mainland forced the closures by leaving tons of trash at the sites, and by frequent outbreaks of unruly behavior, county officials say. Its a shame that the people who want to use this property cant take care of it, County Mayor Sylvia Murphy said in May. Id like to have the ramp near the toll booth back, even if its only open weekdays, Whalton said. I think once they closed Jet Ski Beach, they should have waited to see how it goes. People live here and come here for the water, Whalton said. But theyve got to be able to get to it. Whalton is scheduled to speak around 10 a.m. today in the regular commission meeting at the Marathon Government Center (the meeting starts at 9). In other items at the session:Jack Callion and James Platt, both of Marathon, will receive formal praise for their efforts in rescuing two people from an airplane that crashed into waters a mile north of the Middle Keys, near Vaca Cut, on March 29. The pair radioed the U.S. Coast Guard while boating to the downed 1964 Beachcraft Bonanza aircraft, which was piloted by James Tharpe. His wife was in the plane.Their quick-thinking and selfless action saved two people from a worsening situation in the storm-roughened water, says the proclamation.Commissioner George Neugent wants to explore working with other local agencies to expand the use of millions of gallons of treated wastewater for irrigation.A request to seek proposals that reduce or eliminate the countys large amounts of yard waste now trucked to a Broward County waste-to-energy incinerator at a cost of $84 per ton. Options could include local incineration or mulching.Approval of opening the county-owned Rowells Marina property for the Key Largo Chamber of Commerces annual Family Picnic on July 4.Whalton says travel time hurts businessCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgMMC site foreclosedMore than a month before the county relieved a Key Largo marine-mammal rescue group of hundreds of thousands of dollars in code fines, the nonprofits mortgage lender sent a letter saying its owed more than $305,000. Palm Beach County lender Robert Denenberg sued the Marine Mammal Conservancy on May 20 in Monroe County Circuit Court arguing he is owed $300,000 in overdue mortgage payments, plus $5,250 in unpaid interest. Denenberg sent the MMC a letter stating such in April. The Monroe County Commission voted May 21 to forgive 90 percent of the MMCs code fines as long as the group continues to use its bayfront mile marker 102 property only for rehabilitating marine mammals. Instead of paying $580,000 to the county, MMC must instead come up with $58,000 by the end of July. Former MMC board Chairman Robert Coakley requested the relief so the group could refinance the mortgage for the land it bought for $458,000 in 2009. It is unclear how many of the five county commissioners knew MMC was being sued for foreclosure when they approved the fine relief. Mayor Sylvia Murphy and Commissioner David Rice said they did not know, but they would have voted the same way had they known since the land can only be used to rehab whales and dolphins. If the MMC tries to sell the 3-acre tract or try to change its use, the entire $580,000 fine will come due. Im not too concerned about it, Rice said. Coakley and other MMC members could not be reached for comment.MMC members also did not tell county commissioners before they asked for relief that the federal agency that authorizes marine-mammal rehabilitations forbade groups like the MMC from North Carolina to Florida from carrying out their main role. The prohibition, which the National Marine Fisheries Service calls temporary, was issued in November.It looks like its just one lie on top of the other, Murphy said of the MMC not disclosing the NMFS prohibition or the foreclosure complaint.Still, Murphy said forgiving most of the code fines didnt cost the county a significant amount of money.The fine is not important. Its a fake number. It didnt actually cost us that, she said.NMFS issued the rehabilitation prohibition because of a measles-like illness called morbillivirus that has killed almost 1,300 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins from New York to Floridas Vero Beach since July.Not much is known about morbillivirus or how it spreads. Federal biologists are worried rehabbed stranded whales may be asymptomatic carriers and spread the disease upon release. NMFS, in its Nov. 26 letter to marinemammal rescue groups, said it is particularly concerned that stranded whales and dolphins brought into rescue facilities may infect resident captive mammals.The virus affects marine mammals lungs, brains and immune systems.The MMC is one of the few remaining volunteer groups in the country that NMFS uses to rehabilitate stranded whales. But with its money problems, it appears it could soon go the way of other groups in theonce-strong national stranding network.Action comes day before fine reducedBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comIN THE COURTSPeople live here and come here for the water. But theyve got to be able to get to it. John Whalton, commercial lobster diver
For the fourth year running, Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed funding earmarked to provide legal service for lowincome Florida residents. According to the News Service of Florida, the June 2 veto eliminated $2 million that the 2014-15 state budget of $77.1 billion described as civil legal assistance. Scott vetoed $1 million for the same low-income legal services in 2011, as well as $2 million in 2012 and 2013. The total is $7 million in four years. Funding cuts like that add up, according to Marcia Cypen, executive director at Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc. We serve the Florida Keys and we also serve Miami-Dade County, so we have a large program. It keeps getting smaller because our funding keeps going down, she said. The numbers were looking at is overall, in 2011, we had [a $7.6 million budget] and this year we have $5.6 million, she added. Cypen called the cuts, coming from a variety of funding sources, sort of a perfect storm. Every little bit of money helps and it all keeps collapsing. This was a great disappointment. In 2010, 25 programs similar to Legal Services of Greater Miami split $1 million from the state budget. According to Cypen, those programs handled a combined 3,848 cases with the funding. In 2013, Cypen said Legal Services handled 365 cases in the Keys. The majority were family law and evictions, she said. She said the majority of work done with Monroe County residents is by phone. We used to have an office there, but because of reduced budgets we had to close it, she said. This money could have served another 7,700 people [this year] if they gave the money, she said. This has been shepherded through the legislative process and thats not an easy thing on its own. To make it four years through and to get vetoed, the question is, Why? Scotts veto comes as the legal community debates a proposal by some to raise Florida Bar annual dues 27 percent, from $265 to $365, to fund legal services for low-income residents.According to the Daily Business Review, The Florida Bar board of governors voted against the proposal, while proponents plan to petition the Florida Supreme Court on June 16 to request The Florida Bar take up the issue again.Cypen told the Daily Business Review that people are either wildly supportive or wildly opposed to the proposal that would raise a total of $10 million annually from the nearly 100,000 Florida lawyers. For more information, visit www.lsgmi.org or call (877) 715-7464. vation Center rehabilitates injured Florida panthers that are released when healthy, and provides a home for a large group of cheetahs that helps ensure survival of the species. Petraska has gotten to know Ansari and Omie, two formerly domestic cheetahs still accompanied by their six-year companion, an Anatolian shepherd dog.On a cheetah run, Petraska said, the big cats are released to pursue a ball pulled down a line at high speed. Cheetahs, the worlds fastest land animal, hit speeds of more than 60 mph.It shows how fast they can run. Its one of the truly amazing things youll ever see, Petraska said. Every day has been really exciting.She also works with White Oaks resident antelopes, gazelles, wild African cows and more. Petraska plans to focus her career on preserving endangered species through work with conservation groups that put animals back into the wild. Its so important to keep the animals alive, she said. Working in Africa would be awesome. Florida Keys Mosquito Control District spray trucks should be back on Big Pine Key this week, says Director Michael Doyle. The district and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put the finishing touches late last week on an agreement that more closely monitors Mosquito Controls use of adulticide dispensed as a fog inside the National Key Deer Refuge. Doyle said its very likely spray trucks would be back in operation by as soon as today.We have to change all of our spray routes on Big Pine and we have tentative ones, but they need to be finalized. We just need to make internal maps that comply with the conditions in the permit, he said.Fish and Wildlife barred Mosquito Control from spraying in mid-June last year due to concerns that it negatively impacts Big Pine habitat for dwindling Bartrams hairstreak and Florida leafwing butterfly populations. Both are candidates for the Endangered Species List. The two agencies combined on a roughly 130-page environmental assessment outlining various alternatives to treat the refuge without affecting those species. What they decided was that adulticide spraying would largely be restricted in critical and occupied butterfly habitat on Big Pine. Thats where they could either reside or lay eggs. A 30-day public comment period for the assessment passed ended on April 10 with little resident response. On May 30, Refuge Manager Nancy Finley released a statement endorsing a decision in the form of a finding of no significant impact. That basically meant the deal was done, but Doyle said several final loose ends were cleared up last week. Mosquito management is challenging in the Keys and had to take into account a large diversity of issues in the ecosystem, Finley said. This plan protects important federally listed species and their habitats but ensures the communitys public health, safety and comfort.Land deal doneFriday, the district closed on $749,000 U.S. 1 lot on Big Coppitt Key that will serve as its future Lower Keys headquarters.Commissioners gave the go-ahead last month but were split on how large a building to construct and which district employees should work there. The board eventually chose to build the maximum 4,200-square-foot office and approved Doyles recommendation not to move the districts four-member Finance Department to the 107th Street office in Marathon.The districts Lower Keys operations are now centered in a building on College Road on Stock Island owned by the city of Key West. The city isnt renewing the districts lease. 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But statewide, students improved 1 percent from 2013.The eighth-grade science students (590) in Monroe showed the most improvement from 2013, increasing from 55 percent to 58 percent passing grades. The statewide average, with 197,210 students taking the test, increased from 47 percent to 49 percent.Thats a lot of data to digest, and Porter said district staff would be sifting through it in the coming days.We pore through it not in search of excuses, but [to find] where are the real successes and real challenges, he said. It really does require a lot of effort and a lot of clarification.School Board member Andy Griffiths said anything 2 percent or below is generally statistically insignificant.You prioritize your biggest declines and biggest inclines and start from there. You want to see how the state as a whole did and find out if youre part of a pattern, he said. Were still above state average in most measurements, he added. You can really put a lot of time in on this, but unless you see a dramatic change with or against a trend, its tough to put too much time in it.FCAT scores see little changeFrom FCAT, 1A TDC marks 30 yearsIn the late 1970s, Florida Keys residents fiercely debated imposing a special tax on motel and resort rooms to help promote tourism. Today, 30 years after the Tourist Development Council expanded to cover all of Monroe County, the agency will be lauded for becoming a key component in creating the modern-day Florida Keys economy. Monroe County commissioners, meeting today in Marathon, will present special recognition to the staff and volunteers of the TDC for 30 years of dedicated service. The tourist-development tax, also known as the bed tax, funds advertising to tell potential visitors about the Keys, funnels promotion money to five distinct areas of the Keys, funds festivals and major events, and helps build or maintain visitorrelated facilities. Creating the TDC gave us an economy, said Ed Swift, founder of Historic Tours of America and a former county commissioner. It made people aware that the Florida Keys exist. Before the TDC, the county spent about $200,000 annually on tourism-related advertising. Even back then, $200,000 in advertising did not go very far, Swift said Monday. Key West Aloe founder Frank Romano, then chairman of the Monroe County Advertising Commission, and Swift started promoting the special tax. The Keys were devastated economically, Swift said. The U.S. Navy was pulling out, and two-thirds of the stores on Duval Street were closed. We were trying to rebuild tourism. Critics worried that adding a tax to a motel bill would scare visitors away. Key West voters approved the first tourist-development tax in the same 1980 referendum that saw a countywide tax defeated. All of a sudden, Key West had $3 million to $4 million and was advertising like crazy, Swift said. A second county touristdevelopment referendum passed with 60 percent of the vote, and the Monroe County organization became a reality in 1984. Now the 4 percent TDC tax, administered by local committees, the TDC board and the County Commission, raises more than $30 million annually. The 2013-14 county budget notes that in a 2012 survey of Keys visitors, the average length of stay was 6.1 nights and the average visitor spent $385 a day toward their share of trip expenses.Initially, not all Keys voters OKd new taxCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgScott vetoes money for legal help365 people used Legal Services in Keys last yearSTATE BUDGETBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBig Pine sprays could resume todayFeds, district reach a deal on butterfliesMOSQUITO CONTROLBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comHOT-DOGGING IT Photo by DONNA DIETRICHThird-graders at Plantation Key School enjoy an end-of-the-year picnic of sorts on June 5, the last day of school, with grilled hot dogs outside the school courtesy of Centennial Bank. Keys InfoNet.com
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, June 11, 2014 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 EDITORIALJudge gives hope for gun safetyLETTERS TO THE EDITORIs water re-use viable?For the past several months, the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board has discussed how to spend an anticipated $17 million from a state grant. Our state representative, Holly Raschein, led the effort. She was helped along by our tenacious general manager, Margaret Blank; our Tallahassee lobbyist, Cynthia Henderson and a few members of the Board. I have worked with them and watched them in action and I am thankful the ratepayers of the District have such good representation. But nothing comes without some strings attached. This grant comes to us with the stipulation that it must be spent on capital projects, with the intention of creating jobs. Previously we had been hoping to be able to pay down debt to provide some relief to all Key Largo ratepayers.So how might we work toward that same goal through capital expenditures?Our GM has compiled several areas where the grant could be applied that may help. Such investments as a solarpowered system, making some of the chemicals on site and purchasing a centrifuge to handle sludge (a solid byproduct of wastewater treatment) might help keep costs down. By making our system better, we hope to save ratepayer money by continuing to operate a more efficient system. There is not universal agreement on the sewer board for how to spend the $17 million. The question of re-use sending out highly treated water to nourish parks, baseball fields, private residences and resorts, as well as marinas for washing down boats will continue to be debated. I contend that everyone, especially in a place as vulnerable to the depletion of fresh water as Monroe County, should be thinking long and hard about taking action to minimize the use of fresh drinking water. Re-use is a long-range proposition but something we should be looking at now. But a word of caution. Kirk Zuelch, executive director of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, makes perfect sense when he advises not to install such a system until we have customers. I agree with him. Therefore, I challenge every resort, business, park director and resident to contact us and let us know if you would be willing to pay less than half of what you pay for a gallon of FKAA pipeline water for non-drinking purposes. Call us at 451-4019. Understand that I have expressed my own opinion here and not necessarily that of my fellow board-members. Steve Gibbs, chairman Key Largo Wastewater Treatment DistrictCrosswalk stupidA crosswalk the state Department of Transportation installed around mile marker 100 in April has drawn the ire of numerous people including Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay who say its created a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians across four lanes of U.S. 1, just the opposite of what DOT says was intended. Last week, Ramsay told us his agency has been inundated with calls from people angry and complaining, and no, we dont want it. Even DOT now says that perhaps it was not a wellthought-out idea, considering theres a safe crosswalk at an intersection a short distance away. Our online readers continue to weigh in, and the overwhelming feedback is negative:This crosswalk is ridiculous and completely unsafe. Driving north today, the lights were flashing on the southbound side only. Why? Dont they need to cross all four lanes? Some cars in the northbound lane were slowing down, confused, and others were speeding on through.The pedestrians have to cross one direction of roadway at a time, so they have to push the pedestrian button, which activates the flashing lights, for each direction separately.Yes I understand that. But its ridiculous, because no one crosses to the median and hangs out there. It should stop traffic in both directions.Come on, sheriff where is your sense of humor? FDOT is just trying to help! If the illegal haulers dont yield to pedestrians at the crosswalk, your officers will have a reason to pull them over and write them a ticket!Good way to depopulate Key Largo. Good for the return of the rats, snails and butterflies. Thats what the government wants, anyway.I knew this was gonna cause trouble.The crosswalk is dangerous. I attempted to cross there one time with my bike. Several cars stopped, but one didnt and buzzed right through. I could have been killed had I not been alert. Some of the cars (drivers) seem confused. This is a tragedy waiting to happen. Needless to say, I do not use this crosswalk and still go to the [traffic] light to cross.These types of crosswalks work all over the city of Seattle. If a pedestrian is at the crosswalk, it is the law that cars must stop and allow them to cross. Its both enforced and largely respected by the populace. FDOT should slow the speed down approaching the crosswalk so drivers have the opportunity to see waiting pedestrians and can safely stop. More signage and police enforcement (speed and whether vehicles are stopping or not) will make it safe in time. Perhaps there should be a stoplight there to facilitate pedestrian crossings.You obviously dont live in Key Largo.This is the only road that gives access to the rest of the Keys. Every day there are thousands and thousands of cars on that stretch of road, most being driven by tourists from all over the world who are first-time visitors. Its hard enough as it is to get them to drive the 45 mph speed limit. Time will not help this situation.Build a bridge for the pedestrians. They built bridges on the 18-Mile Stretch to allow animals free range. How about spending some money to protect humans?Stupid, stupid, stupid decision to put this in. Lets just cause more accidents now. Ridiculous.I heard that someone had to sit through 10 light changes at the [nearby traffic light] due to crazy traffic. I wonder if this has something to do with that.In January, when reports started filtering in that Big Pine Key resident Doug Varrieur had built a gun range and was firing away on his Eden Pines subdivision lot, the outrage and disbelief was almost universal throughout Monroe County. How could any sane law allow someone to build and use such a thing in his yard, putting his neighbors in harms way of errant bullets? Well, because state law amended in 2011 specifically says local lawmakers essentially are not allowed to block shooting ranges on private property under penalty of removal from office and a $5,000 fine. So theoretically, the Keys actually, any community in Florida could have thousands of open-air gun ranges in residential neighborhoods, with bullets flying right next to kids playing in their yards. There simply is nothing our County Commission can do locally. However, change and the dawn of common sense might be on the horizon. Last Thursday, Leon County Circuit Court Judge John C. Cooper ruled in Tallahassee that provisions in the law allowing the governor to remove elected local officials from office for instituting local gun laws violate the Florida Constitutions separation of powers. The ruling, which the state almost certainly will appeal, grew out of a lawsuit Palm Beach County officials filed in 2012. They were later joined in the case by Broward County. The law as it now stands makes no sense, of course. Then again, were known as the Gunshine State for a reason. With support from the National Rifle Association, our majority Republican leadership in state government never met a gun law it liked except to make firearms and their use more accessible. Comedy Centrals Colbert Report saw the ridiculousness of it and came down to interview Varrieur, his neighbors and County Commissioner George Neugent, and produced a seven-minute segment called Difference Makers that debuted last week. To start it off, Stephen Colbert said he couldnt pick his favorite state if he had a gun to his head, but decided to choose Florida, after all, since its the state where I will most likely have a gun to my head. Varrieur came off, to be blunt, like a jackass. In the segment, neighbors and Neugent used numerous words to describe him that all pointed to one thing narcissism. Varrieur, who sells weight-loss products, simply laughed when asked if he had ever missed a target. When the issue came up of one of his bullets possibly striking a youngster kayaking in the canal behind his house, he said, I dont care. He might think its funny. It is not. Bullets flying through the air in residential neighborhoods is simply irresponsible. Theres an indoor gun range on Big Coppitt Key, not far from Varrieurs house, he can use. Monroe County Attorney Bob Shillinger says hes looking at the Leon County decision to see what exactly it means. Does it mean local gun-control laws can be enacted? Who knows. But Palm Beach and Broward no doubt will continue to fight this, and we wholeheartedly endorse them. Because for now, the Keys are the poster county for this needless safety threat. If the law isnt overturned, the other 66 counties will soon follow. 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 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Photo courtesy WASTEWATER TREATMENT DISTRICTThese are called sequencing batch reactors the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District uses to treat wastewater. Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWThis is the crosswalk generating almost universal dislike. Housing possible for lotOfficials have discussed numerous possible uses over the years for a city of Marathon-owned 2.73-acre vacant lot at 104th Street and U.S. 1. The latest is a hybrid city maintenance yard/affordable housing site, a concept presented by Public Works Manager Carlos Solis at the May 27 City Council meeting. The board agreed to direct its staff to negotiate a contract for a design firm to put the finishing touches on Solis preliminary design. According to his layout, the front half of the lot would feature a 9,100square-foot metal maintenance facility for the citys Utilities and Public Works departments. The back half includes space for 10 affordable housing units (using income guidelines) of some kind. Solis said the front side of the Utilities and Public Works building facing U.S. 1 would be designed so its appearance would be compatible with that of Marathons planned new city hall at U.S. 1 and 98th Street. A metal building, you can make it look nowadays like whatever you want, Solis said. As for the housing, Solis said the number of units and the layout he presented could be adjusted by whatever firm is hired to construct it. That firm would likely get a long-term lease for the land with the city; the city would not finance it. Key West-based developer Ed Swift was granted the right in 2007 to build 40 workforce housing homes there, but the down economy dried up financing to begin construction and the property has remained dormant. The city planned to lease Swift the land for 99 years at $10 per year, with the lots being deeded affordable in perpetuity. After the Swift deal fell apart, the council discussed the possibility of Habitat for Humanity building houses there. It was also suggested previously to be a Public Works yard with boat-trailer parking spaces, among other things. More recently, the council discussed selling the lot to help offset the cost of building city hall. It backed off that plan when bids to develop a Public Works yard elsewhere in town came back higher than expected. MARATHONFormer foster kids coveredFormer foster children are eligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act until they turn 26 years old, but many in Florida dont know it yet.Just as the 2010 healthcare law extends coverage to young adults on their parents insurance policies until age 26, it also extends Medicaid coverage to those who were in foster care on their 18th birthdays. This coverage is for youth who dont have access to their parents coverage and so the states have an important obligation to cover them, said Alice Bussiere, a staff attorney at the San Francisco-based Youth Law Center. And we think its particularly important because the research indicates that youth who have emancipated from foster care have high healthcare needs as compared with their peers, but theyre less like to be covered once they leave foster care. So far in Florida, though, its unclear how many are enrolled. Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Michelle Glady said 10,116 young adults are eligible for the extended Medicaid coverage and that, as of April 6, 5,875 had applied. But advocates said both of those numbers might be too high.That number is surprising it doesnt mesh with our experience, said Robin Rosenberg, deputy director of the advocacy group Floridas Children First. Well be pleased if its accurate, and are prepared to work with the department to find all the eligible youth who are not currently enrolled.DCF did not have figures for how many had actually enrolled. Weve seen some problems with the states eligibility determination process that may be preventing eligible former foster youth from being able to access this Medicaid coverage, said Amy Guinan, an attorney at Florida Legal Services. But weve brought it to the attention of DCF and are in the process of meeting with them to figure out whats causing these problems and how they can be fixed. Guinan and Rosenberg are scheduled to meet today with DCF Deputy Secretary Pete Digre. Since by definition children in foster care have been abused or neglected, they also have higher needs for substance abuse and mental health treatment. But the stats arent clear on registrationBy MARGIE MENZELNews Service of FloridaHEALTH CARE Public Works, Utilities would share spaceBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Crossword solutionSolution to the June 7 puzzle.Study: Online privacy lackingDespite a rash of highprofile data breaches and cyber threats, an alarming 62 percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet, according to a recent national Consumer Reports survey. Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of victims is on the rise: One in seven online consumers were notified that their personal data had been breached in 2013 a 56 percent increase from 2012. And a projected 11.2 million people fell for e-mail phishing scams, up 22 percent from the previous year. These days, the threat of cyber attacks and malicious software is nearly omni present, whether Americans are on their home computer, storing files in the cloud, or using the wi-fi network at the local coffee shop or the doctors office. The new report, published online May 29 www.ConsumerReports .org and in the July issue of Consumer Reports, exposes some of the ingenious methods cybercriminals have been using to prey on the unsuspecting, as well as ways consumers can recognize their points of vulnerability and strengthen their defenses. The most effective defense against an international onslaught of shadowy hackers is being a wellinformed and vigilant individual, said Glenn Derene, electronics editor for Consumer Reports. It should be clear by now that consumers cant rely solely on institutions to safeguard their valuable personal information online. Our report identifies some tools that can help people shut the door on cybercriminals. For online consumers, the first step in protecting themselves is to know where theyre exposed. The CR report lists nine areas of vulnerability from hospitals to cloud services. Some widely used cloud services such as Dropbox and Evernote have a spotty security record. Dropbox has had several breaches over the past few years and in 2013, a hack of Evernote exposed the user names and e-mail addresses of about 50 million users. Information stored in the cloud is only as secure and accessible as the cloud provider makes it. Consumers who store private information on cloudbased service should encrypt it with a free encryption program such as TrueCrypt before they upload it. If a breach occurs, hackers wont be able easily read that data. The CR report also includes profiles of seven recent security disasters, a field guide to stronger passwords and reviews of online security software. The Consumer Reports National Research Center conducted the survey on Internet security in January. Participants were 3,110 adults with a home Internet connection who were part of an online panel convened by GfK, a research company.From those respondents, Consumer Reports made national projections. The margin of error for the full sample was plus or minus 1.8.Few take steps to ensure their info not breachedPRNewswireCONSUMERS Are you giving away the keys to your privacy online? Lots of people are. BusinessHURRICANE SEASONThere are always going to be circumstances beyond our control. Thats life. Count natural disasters among them.In South Florida, theyre usually weather-related and, while it doesnt take as much as a hurricane or tropical storm to disrupt business, the six-month hurricane season is here so nows a good time to review your disaster plan. Or make one if you havent already.As an attorney who specializes in property and casualty insurance, I took ownership of our law firms disaster plan, a manual we laughingly refer to as our Drop Dead Book. As you might guess from that title that we believe a crisis plan needs to cover everything. That is why I recommend you start your business disaster update with an insurance analysis.Review your insurance policies. Take it out and go over everything. Given South Floridas ever-increasing property values, make sure your coverage limits are sufficient to replace your business or home if needed. Nows the time to call your agent to ensure you understand your coverage wind, flood or other and the procedures for seeking reimbursement.Property coverage is important, but what about business interruption coverage? Ask about coverage for lost income in the event youre forced to shut down. If your carrier doesnt offer it, find one that does. It could mean the difference between keeping your business solvent or losing it. Store your insurance policy in a safe place, but also keep it handy. Take it and your agents contact info with you should you be forced to evacuate.Create a disaster plan then make sure key personnel have a copy and are familiar with it. If the office manager is the only person who knows who to call for building problems or equipment repairs, then your business operations will be interrupted if he or she is displaced by the disaster.See to it that each department (or individuals, in small businesses) completes a full inventory of the equipment, computers, etc., used by their department or for their jobs so theyre prepared to get you back up and running quickly. Having photos of all technology, equipment and office spaces and lists with model and serial numbers enables insurers to document losses and deliver reimbursements more efficiently. Cross-training your staff should be an essential disaster plan component. Having staffers trained in multiple disciplines helps maintain office production in the event of a disaster and ensures that if the staff of one department is unavailable, one or more other staffers have the training to keep the understaffed department functional.Involve everyoneBe sure to conduct training (or retraining) annually to ensure all members of one department are totally familiar with the essential duties of another. In South Florida, we advise training be scheduled two to three months before the start of the hurricane season. So quickly pencil in some training hours for this year (if you have not done so already) and plan ahead for 2015.Make a list check it twice. Whenever possible, files, equipment anything that may be damaged by high winds and water should be stored in windowless, interior rooms. If in a flood zone such as the Keys, identify a secure secondfloor room if you have one.When you have advance warning, such as with a hurricane, make sure your plan assigns an individual (or several individuals) to check items that could be damaged and move them into secure areas. Provide a checklist detailing what needs to be moved, where to put the items, under what circumstances they should be moved, and who is responsible.As part of your overall plan, every employee should have individual checklists outlining how computers, telephones, etc., are to be shut down and restarted so everything works properly following the disaster.Plan your communications. A phone tree a master list of emergency numbers and e-mails for employees, with specific people assigned to make the calls and update the list is a tried and true way to communicate during or after a disaster.However, when phones and electricity arent working, mobile texts sometimes get through. Be sure everyone knows to look for texts or check radio and TV as their communication backups.A lot of what goes into a natural disaster plan is common sense. However, if youre not sure whether youve covered all bases, ask if your insurer offers disaster planning workshops. After all, they represent the one business we count on to be there in the wake of a disaster. They know how to prepare. Why not learn from the best?Ideally, youll never have to use your disaster plan but, if a crisis arises, youll be glad its there.Brian Tenzer is a partner at Goldstein Law Group, a Fort Lauderdale firm concentrating on the investigation, detection and litigation of fraudulent insurance claims. This is reprinted from the Miami Herald.Plan in advance to get your company openBy BRIAN TENZERDisaster plan essential for your business Keys InfoNet.com
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Fathers want to be present and involved from the first days of their childrens lives and increasingly expect their employers to support them through paid leave, flexibility and, ultimately, a culture that respects their desire to be hands-on caregivers, according to a new study of 30 corporations and more than 1,000 fathers by the Boston College Center for Work & Family.The New Dad: Take Your Leave, released on Monday, focuses on the much-debated topic of paternity leave. While fathers are increasingly playing a significant role in caring for their children, society and organizations largely retain the view of father as breadwinner.Sunday, dads all over will be feted with gifts, food and more during Fathers Day.The study explores different perspectives on paternity leave, including a survey of more than 1,000 fathers (primarily well-educated professionals from nearly 300 different organizations); a benchmarking study of paternity leave policies at leading organizations; and a review of global paternity-leave policies and practices.The information was collected and analyzed by lead author Brad Harrington along with Center for Work & Family colleagues Fred Van Deusen, Jennifer Sabatini Fraone and Samantha Eddy, along with Linda Haas, a sociology professor at Indiana University-Purdue University.Most fathers in our survey felt that between two to four weeks of paid paternity leave is an appropriate amount considering both work and family obligations, Harrington said, although some men seek more as they take on the role of primary care-giver. Organizations that want to retain their best talent must acknowledge that fathers are playing a more active role in their families, and consider paternity leave as an essential benefit. Ernst & Young LLP sponsored the Boston College study. Highlights from The New Dad: Take Your Leave include:Paid paternity leave is important to fathers when considering an employer; 89 percent rated paternity leave as important (with 60 percent rating it very/extremely important).The average amount of time taken by fathers in the survey was about two weeks, with 6 percent of men taking no time at all, 12 percent taking less than a week, 24 percent taking one week, 39 percent taking two weeks, 6 percent taking three weeks, 4 percent taking four weeks, 1 percent taking five weeks and 8 percent taking six weeks or more.The amount of leave taken was a combination of paternity leave, vacation days, holiday time, sick time or personal absence days.The more children fathers had, the lower the number of weeks they took off.Fathers were highly involved in hands-on caregiving and household tasks during their paternity leaves. More than 90 percent reported that they spent time caring for their new child and changing diapers, and more than 80 percent went food shopping, cleaned the house and prepared meals.Of the 30 companies surveyed, 60 percent offer paid paternity or parental leave, while 40 percent do not.For companies that do not offer paternity leave, 70 percent were unsure how they would proceed in the future in regards to paid leave.Asked about the barriers to implementing paternity leave, 63 percent of companies cited cost. Other barriers mentioned included workplace culture, coverage while the father is on leave and the difficulty of creating an infrastructure to implement paternity leave. The Boston College Center for Work and Family helps organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork Free vacation!If youre reading this, youre already here. But what about friends and family elsewhere? Thursdays the deadline to enter a contest to win a free five-day stay in the Keys. Story, 2B Study: More dads want paternity leaveCollege releases results just prior to Fathers DayFAMILY LIFE PRNewswireAll dolphin all the timeThroughout the Florida Keys, anglers are happy: The dolphin bite remains excellent and the flat-calm conditions make the fishery accessible to everyone. An abundance of sargasso grass is holding loads of schoolie-size dolphin. The fish found near shore are either sub-legal or just legal size, which is 20 inches to the fork of the tail. Not 20 inches total length a distinction many anglers apparently are unaware of, based on some of the fish Ive seen on cleaning tables around town. There are some bigger dolphin mixed in, most feeding on the schoolies. Should you see a frigate bird away from the weed line, its most likely an indication of a group of slammers. All variety of methods are working for the dolphin, including trolling and pitching ballyhoo at schools of fish. Since there is a large number of anglers putting pressure on this fishery, should the dolphin prove a tad finicky, live baits such as pinfish will go a long way to putting fish in the box. There are still some nice blackfin tuna mixed in with the dolphin. If you happen upon a school of tuna working the surface, troll around in front of it with cedar plugs or small feathers fished way back behind your boat three times the length you would fish for dolphin. There have also been a few random sailfish on the weed lines, and they seem eager to take any offering placed in front of them. Mutton snapper fishing on the wrecks is very productive, with lots of 10to 15pound fish hitting the docks. Live bait is crucial. Live ballyhoo and pilchards work great, while live pinfish are the easiest to obtain and also do the trick.Amberjack are still there for the taking, and larger live baits will provide the best action.Yellowtailing on the reef is getting more consistent, with most of the action in the 40to 70-foot depths. Be sure to have copious amounts of chum to hold the snappers interest. Were also starting to see more mangroves on the reef, with bonus muttons mixed in. Grouper are on the wrecks and the reef, mostly reds and blacks. Youll need larger live baits on the wrecks and pinfish or grunts on the reef. And the patch reefs are coming to life with good, familyfriendly fishing for mangroves and yellowtails. As for tarpon, get in your last shot at while theyre still congregating at the bridges. Weve had a couple of worm hatches in the Middle Keys and, if history holds true, this typically signals their exit from the area.The weeks bestScott Backman from Fort Lauderdale and Arthur Katz, from Atlanta fished with Capt. Chuck Brodzki on a night trip and caught two tarpon at 65 and 95 pounds, along with a 25-pound permit. All were caught on crabs drifted in downtown channels of Islamorada. Capt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, reports excellent fishing both offshore and nearshore. The offshore bite, although slow on tuna, has been good for plenty of dolphin out 15 to 25 miles. The reef is producing good catches of large yellowtails and mangroves along with muttons and black grouper. Capt. Ariel Medero, of Big Game Sportfishing at the Hammocks in Marathon, has been catching loads of dolphin of various sizes along with muttons and amberjacks on the wrecks, with a few bonus grouper in the mix. SeaSquareds Capt. Wayne Burri really got into the mutton snappers, amberjack and dolphin this past week with multiple groups, while Jason and I spent most of the week shark and tarpon fishing. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters in Key West, says the dolphin fishing was great offshore, where he found big weed lines with plenty of fish to catch. He reminds us to look between the patches for the big fish. Inshore, tarpon, sharks and snappers ate cut baits. And on the deeper reef areas, if you chum hard, youll get the muttons to bite.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://SeaSquared Charters.com and http://Face book.com/MarathonFishing.Calm conditions mean the bite is never-endingFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSThe Phillips family, from South Florida, had a banner day of dolphin fishing with Capt. Larry Bell and deckhand Alex Bell of Blue Magic Charters out of Keys Fisheries in Marathon. Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, June 11, 2014 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 LIVING BRIEFSDiving attorneys help clean trashThe Dolphin Research Center and a group of scuba-diving attorneys collectively known as the DiveBar are partnering to clean trash from the Toms Harbor Bridge on Saturday. The effort to collect discarded fishing line and other debris starts in the parking area on the west side of the bridge, mile marker 60.6, at 3 p.m. It goes on for two hours. Participants should wear clothes, hats and shoes that can get wet or dirty, and bring a bug repellent, sunscreen and a cutting tool. The Dolphin Research Center will supply water, trash bags and gloves. The Fort Lauderdale-based DiveBar will provide food and drinks. To ensure enough refreshments are available, RSVP by calling 289-1121, Ext. 229.Habitat wants help rehabbing a houseHabitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys is looking for volunteers to help it complete a landscaping project for a house its fixing up to sell to a Marathon family.Help is needed weeding, moving large rocks, removing debris, spreading pea rock, painting a mailbox, putting in brick pavers and mulch, and planting foliage.To find out more, contact Christine Todd Young at 743-9828 or ExecDirector@ HabitatMiddleKeys.org.PKS MATHLETES Vacation contest ends ThursdayIf you live in the Keys, no doubt youve done a lot staycationing on the island chain. Now your friends and family elsewhere have the opportunity to win a five-night Keys vacation worth about $3,4000.Through Thursday, mobile-device users can text the word KEYSFUN to 65047 and register to win the trip for two. Travel dates are this July 9 to 14. The winner and a guest can experience both Key Largo and the Lower Keys as well as participate in the Underwater Music Festival. The 30th annual festival is to be staged July 12 at the Looe Key Reef, about six miles south of Big Pine Key.The prize includes an air travel card valued at $1,000 (redeemable on the travelers airline of choice), a $300 car rental certificate, two nights accommodations in an oceanview suite at Key Largos Ocean Pointe Suites, three nights at Little Torch Keys Dolphin Marina & Cottages, diving and snorkeling trips, guided backcountry kayak and botanic garden tours, a sunset cruise and more.One entry per person is allowed and the deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Text-capable mobile device users also can enter at FloridaKeysWin.com Entrants must be at least 21 years old and live in the continental United States.5-day trip to the Keys up for grabsSUMMERTIME FUN These fifthand sixth-grade students from Plantation Key School were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate in this years Math Olympiad. The team participated in a series of five monthly contests of five problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions under the coaching of teacher Donna Roberts and parent Sue Woltanski. The team celebrates with an end-of-year breakfast at Craigs Restaurant. The teams high-score trophy went to Ali Woltanski, a fifth-grader, who scored 21 problems out of 25 correct.BPW SCHOLARSNineteen graduating Marathon High students receive from the Marathon Business and Professional Womens Club a combined $11,000 in scholarships during the schools Class Night June 3. Mop up a great grilled porkPork with mustard and molasses reminds me of my grandmother. Every summer, she would roast a fresh ham slathered with mustard and molasses. It was an all-day affair and the house would smell heavenly.In my house, where time is a bit tighter, I have adopted her flavors and created a quickcooking pork dish that is reminiscent of her recipe, but meets my modern-day schedule. The mustard-sorghum mop takes this easy grilled weeknight pork tenderloin from ordinary to extraordinary.A mop is a thin basting sauce that is mopped, or dabbed, on the food as it cooks. Mops are mostly used when smoking authentic barbecue because they keep the food basted and add moisture during the long, slow cooking time. Every time you mop, you add a layer of flavor to the crust of the meat. But I also like to use a mop to add easy flavor to quickcooking foods, like the pork tenderloin in this recipe, as well as chicken pieces. In this recipe, I call for sorghum syrup, but feel free to substitute molasses if you cant find it. Both are dark, thick syrups with intensely sweet, slightly bitter flavor. Sorghum syrup sometimes is even called sorghum molasses. But there is a difference. Sorghum is made from boiling and evaporating the sugars that are pressed out of the sorghum grain. The plant looks a lot like corn stalks, minus the ears of corn.Molasses is made from the boiling and evaporation of the sugars pressed out of sugar cane. Unsulfured molasses is made from sun-ripened cane, and really is the best quality. Blackstrap molasses is the most concentrated and has the strongest flavor, as it is made from the third boiling of the cane sugar.Besides being a great flavor enhancer for meat, vegetables and baked goods, both sorghum and molasses are delicious poured over buttered biscuits, pancakes and waffles, so both are good to keep on hand.This pork loin was inspired by my grandmothers mustard-slathered fresh ham. When time is too short to barbecue a ham or pork shoulder, I grill-roast a pork tenderloin with this sweet and tangy yellow mustard mop. If you want a thicker, saucier mop with a more pronounced mustard flavor, double the quantity of the mustard.What you needs for the mustard-sorghum mop:Quarter cup apple cider or juice.Three tablespoons yellow mustard.Two tablespoons sorghum syrup.Two tablespoons olive oil.One tablespoon cider vinegar.One teaspoon Wor cestershire sauce.One large pinch salt.Two shakes hot sauce. For the pork:Two pounds of small pork tenderloins.Olive oil.Kosher salt.Heat the grill to mediumhigh. Prepare the grill for both direct and indirect cooking. On a charcoal grill, bank the lit coals to one half of the grill. On a gas grill, turn off the burners on one half of the grill.To prepare the mop, in a small bowl whisk together all ingredients. Set aside. Use paper towels to pat dry the pork tenderloins. Lightly coat them with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Place the tenderloins on the cooking grate over the grills hotter side. Sear on all sides, one to two minutes per side. Slide the tenderloins over to the grills cooler side, arranging them in the center of the grate. Grill for 10 minutes. Brush the tenderloins generously with the mustardsorghum mop. Let the pork cook for five minutes, then mop again, brushing all over the pork tenderloin. Continue cooking and mopping in fiveminute increments until the tenderloins reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Total cooking time should be about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the tenderloins to a platter, cover with foil and let rest for five minutes before slicing. Start to finish: 35 minutes (10 minutes active). Servings: Four. Nutrition information per serving: 390 calories; 140 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 16 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 145 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 48 g protein; 630 mg sodium.Sauce will let loose the lively flavorsBy ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLEAssociated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADLooking tasty, right? This is pork tenderloin with mustard sorghum mop. OFF TO COLLEGE Tim Koenig, vice chairman of the Florida Keys Community College board of trustees, congratulates Key West High School graduates Amber Murphy, Elizabeth Morffi, Rodeka Thomas, Quanzell Moore and Farah Regis, who received scholarships to the school. Overall, the college distributed about $118,000 to Monroe students this year. Others were Coral Shores Highs Zachary McCormick and Jaclyn Paquette, Marathon Highs Nathalie Baptiste and Hailey Salyers and Key Wests Kristen Cumiskey, Jenna Gonzalez, Kathia Jiron, Angela Mingo and Kaitlin Rahming.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Schooner Limousine ServiceFirst Class Transportation Serving the Florida Keys and South Florida305-522-0487 305-394-2045 CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows TAXI ON THE RUN305-395-1221On time and Reliable Groups AcceptedNon-smoking vehicleRIDE IN STYLE!To the Full Moon Party Morada Bay, Islamorada Friday, June 13 To call yourself a newspaper, NEWS should be the priority. Otherwise youre just paper! 2012 1st placeBreaking News 1st placeOutdoors and Recreation 2nd placeGeneral News 2 other 2nd place awards 2 3rd place awards 2011 1st placeIn-Depth reporting 1st placeEditorial pages 1st placeEditorial 1st placeHealth reporting 3 second place awards 3 3rd place awards 2010 1st placeGeneral Excellence 1st placeEditorial pages 1st placeNews Story 3rd placeFeature story 2009 1st placeFirst Amendment Defense 1st placeIn-Depth reporting 2nd placeOpinion 2nd placeEditorial pages 3rd placeIn-Depth reporting 2008 3rd placeGeneral Excellence 2nd placeWeb Site 3rd placeOutdoors story 3rd placeNews story 2nd placeEditorial 2nd place Humor Column 2007 2nd placeEditorial 3rd placeFirst Amendment Defense 3rd place Humor ColumnNamed Best Weekly Newspaper in Florida six years in a row by Florida Monthly magazine and received awards from the Florida Press Association in the Better Weekly Newspaper Contest:NEW LOOKS FOR LITERACY Members of Strike Fighter Squadron 106 at Naval Air Station Key West and Literacy Volunteers of America staff show off the new paint job at Literacys new home at the Key West Lions Club on North Roosevelt Boulevard. For information about Literacys programs, call 294-4352. LIVING BRIEFSMac expert talks 20 years of AppleThe Upper Keys Mac User Group hosts Tom Mulhall of Macintosh Systems Solutions on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4. Mulhall plans to talk about more than 20 years of Apple history in the Keys. Hell share his own story, which starts in 1976, when he met Mel Fisher and Steve Jobs in the same year. He used to own an Apple store in Key West. No reservations required. The meeting includes refreshments. To find out more about the free session, call 451-4601.Youngberg benefit planned for SundayKeys singer and songwriter Scott Youngberg has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, chordoma, and faces a year or more of surgery, chemotherapy and proton beam radiation in Boston, one of the few cities with the facilities and experts available to treat the disease.Because Youngberg will not be able to perform while thats going on, numerous friends and fans are hosting a benefit to help defray his expenses while he is in Boston.The Scott Youngberg Idle Speed (the title of his most recent album) Benefit will be held Sunday at the oo-tray restaurant in Islamorada, mile marker 81 oceanside. The event goes from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and features live music outside, music videos inside, southern style food, a silent auction, raffles and a Fathers Day photo booth. For more information about the benefit, go to www.keysice.com.Wagner discusses Keys firefightingLongtime Keys firefighter William Wagner discussesthe history of the Conch Key Fire Department, for which he had served as chief, and other Keys departments when the Matecumbe Historical Trust meets at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at Island Community Church, mile marker 83.Wagners family started visiting the Keys in the mid1950s and moved to Conch Key around 1964. During that time, the family ran commercial and charter boats. Ultimately, four generations of Wagners became Keys firefighters.William Wagner, who had also served as Islamoradas and Marathons fire chief, is president and principal owner of Early Alert Inc., an emergency-management company.The June 16 lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barbara at 393-0940.Museum looks at military dolphinsThe History of Diving Museum at mile marker 83 continues its free Immerse Yourself! series on June 18 at 7 p.m. with a program called Defender Dolphins. Its the story of the U.S. Navys first marine-mammal defense system and is presented by retired Navy Capt. Hal Goforth. Goforth was the Navys first marine-mammal officer. He was part of a team that trained dolphins used to dissuade swimming saboteurs, or sappers, from approaching American-controlled ports during the Vietnam War. His book, Defender Dolphins, is a history of military dolphins.For more information, contact the museum at 6649737 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Tropical garden plans plant saleNative, rare and endangered plants will be offered for sale at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to noon June 21. The garden on College Road on Stock Island will have more than 150 species of butterflyand bird-attracting plants grown at the garden. Proceeds benefit the gardens conservation program.Kayakers, canoers needed for cleanupBahia Honda State Park in the Lower Keys will host a kayakand canoe-based mangrove cleanup on June 27 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mangroves line the north side of Bahia Honda in very shallow water, making them accessible only by kayaks and canoes. Bring your kayak or canoe, or rent one from the Coral Reef Park Co. at the park. The park will provide a boat to haul debris from the cleanup site. A personal flotation device and whistle are required. Clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty are recommended, as are a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and snacks. The park is offering free entrance for preregistered participants. To register and for more information, e-mail Brittany Burtner at Brittany.Burtner@ dep.state.fl.us or call 8729807. Bahia Honda is at mile marker 36.8. STUDENTS AWARDED Marathon graduates Dominic Cavitt, Kelsey Heller and Adrian Borrego receive scholarships from Wayne Carter, executive director of the Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors, at the schools Class Night June 3.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, June 11, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd# 1069601 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 June 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 V12151 1988 Dusky FL8331GA Hull ID#: DUS33610D888 in/outboard pleasure gas fiberglass 23ft R/O Stacey Layne McPherson or Tamera Inez Warnecke. Lienor: PH Marina/Restaurant LLC Pilot House Marina 13 Seagate Blvd Key Largo Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU765 & 1911 Published June 4, 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad #1072131 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-48-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF PHYLLIS HANSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Phyllis Hanson, deceased, whose date of death was May 9, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE 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 June 4, 2014. Richard E. Warner 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida 33050 Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: email@example.com Published June 4, 2014 June 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1074496 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case NO: 2009 CA 002144 K JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Successor in interest by purchase from the FDIC as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank Plaintiff, vs. Francesca Pentz, an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of George J. Pentz, Deceased and Carla Biscardi Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA 002144 K of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National A ssociation, Successor in interest by purchase from the FDIC as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank, Plaintiff and Francesca Pentz, an Unremarried Widow and Surviving Spouse of George J. Pentz, Deceased and Carla Biscardi are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Amy Heavilin, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL 33040, A T 11:00 A.M. on June 16, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: ON THE ISLAND OF KEY WEST AND KNOWN AS LOT NINE (9), BLOCK SIX (6), OF TRACT THIRTY (30), A CCORDING TO W.D. CASHS DIAGRAM OF SAID TRACT THIRTY (30), AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, ADA Coordinator, Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona disca p acitada q ue pq necesita alguna adaptacin para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Cheryl Alfonso, Coordinadora de A.D.A Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652 por lo menos 7 das antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despus de haber recibido sta notificacin si es que falta menos de 7 das para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokob ki bezwen asistans ou apary pou ou ka patisip nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen py anyen pou ou jwen on seri de d. Tanpri kontakt Cheryl Alfonso, Co-ordinator ADA, Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652Omwen 7 j ou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si l ke ou gen pou-ou al nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tand ou pal byen, rl 711. Dated at KEY WEST, Florida this 2nd Day of June, 2014 A my Heavilin Clerk of Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida Published June 4, 11, 2014 Florida Keys KeynoterAd # 1077976 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: ITB 2014540 FLOORING BID OPENING June 17, 2014 10:00 AM, 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@KeysSchools.co m or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published June 7, 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1081304 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: CAK091848 U.S.BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-9F, PLAINTIFF, VS. THOMAS D. CORDELL, ET A L., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 20, 2014, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for dash at Monroe, Florida, on June 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at the courthouse steps 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040 for the following described property: LOT 11, BLOCK 57, SECOND A DDITION TO PORT PINE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 167, PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. Dated: June 4, 2014 A my Heavilin, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court (Circuit Court Seal) By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, ADA coordinator for Monroe County at 305-2923423, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published June 11, 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1081584 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/02/2014, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST, FL 33040-6032, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2FMZA52493BB96634 2003 FORD 1GNCS18X94K122226 2004 CHE KM4CA104881601047 2008 HYOS L9NTEACT6C1007786 2012 TAO I Published June 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter FOUND PARROT Old Town Marathon. Call Marathon Wild Bird Rescue 305-743-8382 LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 305-743-5551142VenetianWaySaturday 8am-Noon MM86.2ndrightin VenetianShores Foosballtable,fishingrods, householdgoodies,newWii andFitnessWii,marbletop foyertable,multifamilysale23NOceanDr.Saturday 8AM-2PM N.KeyLargo.June 14-Beds,mattresses,tables, sofa,tools,tableware, slvrware,pots.pans,TVetc.MARATHON Under the House Yard Sale! 105 Stirrup Key Woods Rd, off Aviation. Fri, 11/13, 8-5 & Sat, 11/14, 8-12, Miscl items & furniture. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. I Buy Diabetic Test Strips! 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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551Receptionist/Office Manager for Eye Care office in Marathon. Computer skills a must, Quickbooks helpful. Must have great people skills. Please send resume to ncremata@ keysprecisioneyecare.com or call 305-743-6939LoanOriginatorMiddle& UpperKeys KeysFinancialisseekingan ExperiencedResidential MortgageLoanOriginatorto servetheMiddleandUpper Keysmarkets.Self-motivated. Goal-driven.Commissionsplit compensation.Emailresume toKaren@keysfinancial.com orfaxto305-294-2938. BusyTravelOfficeNeeds Help Lookingforpeopletofill severalcustomerservice positions.Knowledgeof computersandtelephone etiquetteamust.Fulltime positionopenimmediately.No outsidesalesrequired. Friendlyandoutgoingare alwaysaPLUS!Seeifthisis thejobforyou...call305-8535800andsetupaninterview TODAY!GRAPHICS PRODUCTION & DESIGN POSITION College grad or experienced in printing and design. Work in Marathon. 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