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The 24-year-old launched on Memorial Day and reached his destination the next day.Destination: The TortugasRichmond, Va., resident Grayson Cobb took his fascination with solo adventures to a new level on Memorial Day, paddling a standard kayak 70-plus miles during a two-day trek from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. Theres no way to say for certain, but the 24-year-old said he believes its highly unlikely it had ever been done before. If you do something that crazy, usually somebody publishes something about it, he said. I was doing a lot of Google searches and trying to find any evidence. The park rangers, they said theyve never seen anybody come up on their shore on a kayak. Cobb has been vacationing in the Keys for 15 years or so and said he spent May at his parents Duck Key home preparing for the trip. His original intention was to paddle to the Bahamas. When the east winds didnt let up, I decided I should alter my adventure. I knew I could find no record of anyone paddling from Key West to the Dry Tortugas, he said. Cobb, a Virginia Tech graduate who said hes headed to Eastern Virginia Medical School this fall, said hes pursued similar journeys on land. Hes climbed mountains in Newfoundland, Canada and backpacked most of the Appalachian trail by myself. He wanted to pursue a similar journey on the water and was inspired by other kayakers whod done similar trips. Most notably, in 1987, San Diego native Ed Gillette paddled 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii in 63 days. Cobb admits his trip had an insanity factor, but pointed out severalVirginia man completes trip over two daysBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFinance problems point to HeavilinA flurry of e-mails detailing accounting problems started showing up on Monroe County commissioners computers during their June 11 meeting problems that run the gamut from millions of dollars in unlogged expenditures to mishandled time cards. Those e-mails triggered an unscheduled talk on the uncertain status of the countys budget process. A tentative budget is due July 15. Ive got to tell you, in my 25-plus years in public service, Ive never been in this position, County Admin istrator Roman Gastesi told commissioners. Frankly, I dont know what to do to explain where we are. The catalogue of issues is being laid at the feet of the Monroe County Clerk of the Courts office, legally tasked with serving as the countys keeper of the financial books. Clerk Amy Heavilin was elected in 2012.There has been no suggestion that public money has been misspent or lost. But records of approved expenditures millions of dollars in a few cases reportedly have not been updated for weeks or months. Its the equivalent of trying to balance your checkbook without bank statements, Gastesi said. Its almost impossible to do that, and this has been going on for a long time. Commissioners formally asked Heavilin to meet June 26 with a delegation of Gastesi, a county attorney and county Mayor Sylvia Murphy to discuss issues having to do with the state of the countys financial records and its effect on preparation of the county budget. Commissioner Danny Kolhage, who retired in 2012 from his longtime post as county clerk to run for the commission, said the closedCountys books not up to date, delaying budgetCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org HEAVILINJudge falls asleep in middle of trialA Florida Keys judge fell asleep in the middle of a trial last Thursday just as an attorney only a few feet from the bench was presenting him evidence. Its no secret. I have certain health issues, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Tegan Slaton said Tuesday of the episode. Slaton blamed a new prescription he received for Ambien to help him battle insomnia, caused by another medication prescribed for gastrointestinal issues. The judge said he has now stopped taking the Ambien because hed rather deal with a lack of sleep than the hallucinations the drug caused. He said he used Ambien only twice, on the two nights before the Thursday trial. I remember starting the hearing; it was a child-relocation issue. Ive done hundreds of those trials, said Slaton, who presides over Family Court. Its not mundane because it has to do with children.About five or 10 minutes into it, I started losing it, hallucinating again, the judge said.Slaton, running for reelection this year for a second six-year term, described his hallucinations as Fantasia and the dancing brooms, from the animated 1940Slaton blames drug Ambien for hallucinationsBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS SLATONSee Judge, 3ASee Clerk, 3AThe battle for Biscayne far from overThe breadbasket of Biscayne Bay isnt so bountiful anymore.There are fewer fish. The ones that remain are smaller. Shrimp trawlers have mowed rolling sea grass meadows to the quick. Sponges are almost gone. If theres coral, its mostly rubble.So Biscayne National Park a favorite fishing and scuba location for Upper Keys residents and visitors is proposing drastic measures: Phasing out commercial fishing in park waters, ending the beloved two-day lobster mini-season and imposing a host of new restrictions that park managers hope will revive the vast, 270-square-mile underwater wilderness that once teemed with bonefish, snapper, sea turtles and hundreds of other species. We recognize that this is a significant change to existing conditions and any time youre doing that, regardless of the topic, youre going to get resistance. Its just human, said park Super intendent Brian Carlstrom, who stressed the plan is not something we propose to do overnight. In fact, the proposed rules evolved at a glacial pace over 15 years as three different superintendents struggled to win support from the state, which manages wildlife in parts of the park, and balance the competing interests of environmentalNew regulations being made for national parkBy JENNY STALETOVICHMiami HeraldBISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK Miami Herald photo by PATRICK FARRELLMathew Michna and Berto Nieves fish last Thursday in the Biscayne Channel that cuts through Stiltsville in Biscayne National Park.See Biscayne, 2A See Kayak, 3A
A Memphis, Tenn.,-based charter air service could be the next carrier to take a crack at serving Florida Keys Marathon Airport.Southern Airways Express representatives met with Monroe County airports officials on June 6 in Key West and June 9 in Marathon to discuss the possibility of expanding its one-year-old operation to South Florida.Southerns inaugural flight was on June 6, 2013, and it operates charters to and from Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham, Destin and Panama City, among other cities.About a week ago, we wrapped up a 21-day tour of the state that included multiple airports across the state. We have been operating for over a year now in the mid-South and when the weather turns colder here, we have difficulty taking people to the beach destinations like Destin and Panama City, Southern Chief Operating Officer Keith Sisson said. The logical choice, Sisson said, is to explore expanding into South Florida for the winter. But coming to the Keys which would have yearround service is far from a done deal. According to county Deputy Director of Airports Don DeGraw, Southern also visited airports in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Titusville, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Naples, St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale.Theres a lot of due diligence. What I can say for certain is were going to do something. We just have to. When winter happened in the Memphis area, we just didnt have any business, Sisson said. We dont know exactly what cities were going to serve or routes, but Key West and Marathon are leading destinations.DeGraw said he discussed with Southern officials the possibility of using Marathon as a crew base. If they do decide to establish service in South Florida, they might use Marathon as a crew base. First thing in the morning, youd have the first flight out, so its a good thing to have a crew base, he said. Southern would operate in the Keys as a Part 135 on-demand charter service, which is a non-sterile operation. That means passengers wouldnt go through Transportation Security Administration screening. I think it would be a good fit for Marathon, DeGraw said. Its going to complement the U.S. Customs [and Border Protection office] coming online, because these guys can operate in the Bahamas. They are licensed or permitted to, so that might be part of their thought process if they start putting together a route structure.The Marathon airport didnt have the best experience with the last Part 135 carrier to provide service to the Middle Keys. Many residents would remember the failed 2008 Gator Air experiment.Gator Air held a Part 135 license, which is reserved for charter or on-demand services only, and was illegally advertising scheduled flights. Many times it failed to produce a plane for those flights and left passengers stranded.Sisson said Southern operates in a different manner, whereby customers charter a seat on scheduled flights. By law, we are a charter service, but the consumer doesnt know any different. You charter the seat, so the plane is going no matter what. We operate as if we were an airline, he said. Tickets for Southern flights range from $178 to $298 one way, depending on the length of the flight. The earliest flights in South Florida could begin would be October, Sisson said.We hope to have decisions made and route maps finalized by the end of July. Im not sure well make that deadline, but we should have a pretty good idea what were going to do, he said.According to the Southern website, it flies a fleet of Cessna 208 Caravans and 208B Grand Caravans. Each aircraft has nine luxury leather passenger seats. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, June 18, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.8978 THURS.9079 FRI.9079 SAT.9179 Forecast: Expect cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weather.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. There currently are no 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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Its Advanced Auto Parts.Also, Bob Guerin of Marathon says his letter to the editor incorrectly stated who was behind the broken window theory of police work. He says it was a former New York City police chief.GETTING IT STRAIGHTCONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSCoalition: Raise fees to help poorA coalition of attorneys, including former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero, filed a petition Monday with the states top court seeking to hike fees on lawyers to help fund legal services for the poor. The Florida Bar wasted no time reaffirming its opposition to the effort to increase Bar fees by $100, noting there are lawyers struggling to make ends meet.Bar President Eugene Pettis said the Bar doesnt oppose the intent of the petition, rather, how the funding crisis and the continued delivery of legal aid is addressed.The petition asks the Supreme Court to raise the $265 cap on Bar annual membership fees, with the added charge going to The Florida Bar Foundation, which funds legal aid to the poor.Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc. provides legal help to Miamis and the Keys neediest. In 2013, it handled 365 cases in the Keys. The majority were family law and evictions and done by telephone. News Service of Florida HEADSTONESCRYPT FRONTS CUSTOM DESIGNSMAUSOLEUM CONSTRUCTION 305-294-2528ATLAS MEMORIALSMM 10 Big Coppitt Key 8 am to 5 pm Appts. Avail.groups, anglers and commercial fishermen. The parks general plan, a broader blueprint that will address more-contentious matters like whether to ban fishing entirely from some areas or weekend parties by boaters that scar flats and kill seagrass is still in the works. For some, the fishing restrictions are long overdue. We need to change the rules so the babies can grow, Jesse Martinez, a 47year-old Homestead truck driver, said last week as he coached his wife and son on a kayak at Convoy Point. Twenty years from now, you wont see no fish if you keep fishing like this.Thats exactly the point the park service hopes to make with the new plan, which would take about a year to finalize but is drawing fire for being too restrictive. In addition to ending the mini-lobster haul and making todays commercial fleet the parks last, changes would:Dramatically raise the catch size on popular fish, including some kinds of grouper and snapper, and lower the number allowed in an effort to increase fish populations by 20 percent.Outlaw spearguns and allow spearfishing only on tank-less, free dives to further boost the fishery.Establish no-trawl zones for shrimpers to restore seagrass and other bottom habitats.Make some reefs offlimits to lobster and crab traps to protect coral from the heavy damage caused by debris and tangled lines. In 1980, when the park was expanded by 72,000 acres, the National Park Service struck a deal with the state that allowed Florida wildlife officers, overseen by a board appointed by the governor, to regulate the new territory. But the park with a focus on conservation enforces the law in the original territory, called the Monument. That has resulted in an awkward marriage. The park represents the water and bottom, but the state still wants control over the fish, said Jack Curlett, who chaired a citizens committee that hosted public meetings on the plan and recommended changes. The bottom line is it still is a national park, and it should be held to a higher level. But state regulators, who endorse the plan, insist recreation must be part of the equation. One of our biggest concerns was to make sure there was still fishing, said Amanda Nalley, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Its a balance between what the resource needs and what the users want. Even with new restrictions, some conservationists say park managers are wimping out. When Curletts working group was created, the state signed off on it only if members promised not to consider a notake zone, or reserve. We feel like the only way to protect species is to have a reserve inside the old Monument, said Laura Reynolds, executive director of Tropical Audubon. For now, park managers say they will deal with the no-fish zone in the broader general plan, which should be finalized this winter. Specifics for the fishery plan will be ironed out over the next year to 18 months as the feds and state begin the rule-making process, which will include public hearings. One thing that is certain is phasing out commercial fishing, which commercial fishers argue will be devastating. Families, they say, will lose shrimping and trapping businesses handed down through the generations.Its always so easy to take a swipe at fishermen whether theyre commercial or recreational, said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Com mercial Fisher mens Associa tion. Its going to have a severe socio-economic impact. Were talking generations of fishermen a cultural heritage.Keys Kelly: Lifestyle at riskFrom Biscayne, 1A Lack of lights trips up theft suspectA pre-dawn traffic stop of a towed boat that had no rear lights on the trailer ended in a grand-theft charge lodged against a Cutler Bay man Saturday on Key Largo. The boat, a 2003 26foot Hydra Sports with twin 200-horsepower outboards, was recovered by Deputy Vaughn OKeefe of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office only about three miles from where it was taken. Giovanny Lluis, who turned 39 on Monday, was booked on a felony count of theft over $20,000 and a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license. Lluis remained in the Monroe County Detention Center under a $51,500 bond Tuesday afternoon. OKeefe stopped Lluis truck near mile marker 97 at 3:45 a.m. after seeing the trailer lacked functioning rear lights. The deputy then saw that neither the electric wiring harness nor safety tow chains were hooked to the truck. The license tag had duct tape on it, obscuring the numbers, and the trailer appeared to have been attached to the truck in a hurry, the Sheriffs Office says. The boat owner, a Miami man, confirmed that no one had permission to move the $30,000 boat rig. It was taken from a Peace Avenue residence, on the Tavernier oceanside near mile marker 94.Stolen boat is recovered in Key LargoCRIME FRONT LLUISKeynoter Staff FWC to OK spearfishing lionfishNew rules in Floridas battle against lionfish could ban not only the release and importation of the invasive species, but prohibit breeding the spiny pest. Prohibiting aquaculture now will prevent future development and eliminate the possibility that aquaculture activities could lead to a large-scale accidental release of these damaging species, says a report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission.Lionfish are a voracious, fast-breeding Pacific species that has no natural predators in the Atlantic Ocean. An increase in lionfish numbers could threaten native fish species.At the FWCs board meeting today in Fort Myers, the state fishery managers will consider final approval of the breeding and other rules that expand ways to remove lionfish from Florida waters. Those include allowing lionfish to be speared during special events in Florida waters primarily lionfish derbies pioneered in the Florida Keys where all spearfishing normally is banned by state law.The rule would ease a fourdecade law that bans spearfishing in state waters off the Upper Keys. The change would allow spearing only during permitted events, and only for lionfish and other specified invasive species. Another change would allow the harvest of lionfish when diving with a scuba rebreather, a device that does not emit bubbles and allows divers to remain submerged longer. Currently, divers using rebreathers cannot spearfish.State law already has been changed that allows divers to catch lionfish without a state fishing license, as long as the lionfish are netted. Importation of live lionfish would be banned by state rule. The FWC has withdrawn its plan to outlaw the breeding of lionfish by aquarists, so the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services can craft a rule that allows a limited amount of breeding for scientific research.INVASIVE WILDLIFEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgNFL player gets diversionA Baltimore Ravens football player arrested in March following a fight at a Key West bar must apologize to his victims and go through an anger-management class, among other things, a judge decided Friday.The sentence handed down by Monroe County Court Judge Peary Fowler means Jah Reid, 25, a reserve offensive lineman, will avoid jail if he fulfills the requirements of his 12month pretrial diversion. Reid was arrested March 9 at the Red Garter, 208 Duval St., and charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery.City police say Reid and Edmond Mussa, 21, bumped into each other at the bar. They exchanged words, then Reid allegedly head-butted Mussa, punched him until he hit the floor and started kicking him.When security guard David Smith tried to break up the fight, Reid allegedly punched him in the face. While that was going on, Benjamin Buxton, 23, who apparently was with Reid, entered the fray and started punching Mussa, according to the report. Another security guard, Jason Martinez, tried to pull Buxton off Mussa, and Buxton started punching Martinez. Buxton, from Cape Coral, was arrested for battery along with Reid. Fowler ordered Reid to go through the anger class, write apology letters to Mussa and Smith, perform 75 hours of community service, be subject to random urinalysis for six months and pay court costs of $208. If he completes everything, he will be released from the courts supervision after nine months rather than have to fulfill the full 12-month program.Reid, from Haines City, was drafted in 2011 in the third round of the NFL draft out of the University of Central Florida. Hes entering the final year of his fouryear rookie contract. Hes played in a combined 35 games the past three seasons.Buxtons case, before Judge Wayne Miller, remains pending.Baltimores Reid arrested in March after bar fightIN THE COURTS REIDKeynoter StaffMARATHON Photo courtesy SOUTHERN AIRWAYS EXPRESSThis nine-passenger Cessna is typical of the aircraft flown by Memphis, Tenn.,-based charter airline Southern Airways Express, which is exploring expanding its service to South Florida this winter. Airline officials visited Key West International and Florida Keys Marathon airports this month.Charter service looks to KeysSouthern hopes to expand routes to warmer localesBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
meeting will be to find out when this stuff is going to get rectified. Kolhage declined additional comment on his successor. In a Monday e-mail to the Keynoter Heavilin said, A meeting has been scheduled for me to meet with the county on June 26; until then I have no comment. In one accounting problem cited by county staff, a $5 million payment to buy the former Rowells Marina property in Key Largo made in late January has not yet been recorded in the countys financial records, says a county memo. That could lead budget writers to mistakenly believe the countys capital improvement budget is $5 million richer than it is. A report from Tourist Development Council staff said the agency had trouble getting a designated clerks office employee to help the TDC finish the agencys accounting for fiscal year 2013-14. The clerks employee later told TDC staff that the atmosphere at the clerks office was chaotic ... he was pursuing other employment opportunities immediately! County commissioners are scheduled to meet June 30 for the boards first workshop on the 2014-15 budget. A draft version of the budget is legally required by July 15. A county budget workshop scheduled in May was postponed because of the uncertain fund balances. Its a tough position to be in, Gastesi told commissioners. Never, ever is it this late where we dont have updated numbers. A draft budget can be compiled by July 15, he said, but it will have a lot of question marks. When Murphy characterized that process as sloppy, Gastesi agreed, Sloppy is a good word. Several people familiar with the situation said the clerks office, staffed by nearly 100 county-funded employees, has seen considerable turnover since Kolhage retired and Heavilin took over. A few top-level managers with extensive experience retired when Kolhage ended his tenure; others resigned early in Heavilins administration. That apparently caused a significant loss of institutional knowledge on the clerks highly complex financial process to oversee the countys $417 million budget, sources said. Murphy said the improving economy means the county expects to be in a better financial position heading into the new budget cycle. modifications to his kayak that, without them, would have made the trip all but suicidal. Homemade foam outriggers allowed him to keep the kayak steady to sit and eat and relax. He had a line set up for a sea anchor, and installed a small sail on the front to give me a little push. Cobb said he completed the trip with no assistance, guided only by a handheld GPS and a compass. I found a heading using the GPS to find out exactly which direction [the Tortugas] were in and point the boat in that heading and hold it as long as I could. Every two miles I would turn it on to make sure, he said. Cobb said his family could track his movements in Virginia by way of a spot satellite messenger. They could follow me on a little map online and theres an SOS button that would go out to the Coast Guard [if necessary]. Other than that, I was totally alone, he said. Cobb saw only a few boats, including one commercial fishing boat whose crew feared for his safety. They dropped their dinghy in and he came racing over to me to make sure I was alright. He didnt accept my answer the first couple of times. He kept asking me and asking me and said, Are you sure youre OK? he said. Once I told him the Dry Tortugas, he kind of relaxed a little bit, Cobb added. Cobb says he paddled 25 miles the first day, sleeping for the night on a beach at the Marquesas Keys. He completed the next 50 miles the second day, with the Loggerhead Key Lighthouse coming into view 10 to 12 miles out. The sun was setting and I had to truck to get there in time, Cobb said. When I landed on the island I couldnt even walk because I was in my boat for so long. My hands had been clenched in that position for so long they just stayed there. Whatever pain Cobb experienced apparently was not enough to deter him from similar trips in the future. Its hard to explain in words. It was incredibly beautiful being out there solo open water, he said. Next up is to the Bahamas. As long as I can get some stale air or east wind less than 10 knots. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com BOTTLE CAP | JUNE 20TH 5PM TIL CARMELO THROWS US OUT50 / 50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Special Happy Hour Drink Prices and SNACKS!Sponsored in part by Key West Rotary Can't make it to the party? You can donate @ www.keywestrotary.com or call 305-304-5218. Donations gratefully accepted 365 days a year. Fundraiser for Key Wests Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display ITS A BIG SKY GIVE GENEROUSLYPhoto: Rob ONeal TAXI ON THE RUN305-395-1221On time and Reliable Groups AcceptedNon-smoking vehicleRIDE IN STYLE!From Key West to Miami & Ft. Lauderdale Airports. Schooner Limousine ServiceFirst Class Transportation Serving the Florida Keys and South Florida305-522-0487 305-394-2045 Following are among the issues with the Monroe County Clerk of the Courts office reported in county memos and e-mails:According to the Tourist Development Council, a clerks employee working with the TDC staff on the fiscal year 2013-14 budget reconciliation did not call, could not be contacted by phone and has not responded to e-mails.When the clerks employee eventually did call, he indicated that the atmosphere at the clerks office was chaotic and he would do what he could to help us out but he was pursuing other employment opportunities immediately! Finance still has not balanced the FY 2013 budget. General observations: Clerks staff does not respond to e-mails in a timely manner if at all. Voice mail messages go to Amy Heavilin directly and are not returned. Unable to establish who is responsible for resolving issues.Monroe County Hous ing Authority Executive Director J. Manuel Castillo Sr., in an April letter to the court finance director, wrote: Your sentence It is very important that our grant files are complete startles and concerns me as the Monroe County Housing Authority has a long history of providing the Clerks Office with all required documentation.... Would you please provide me a list of the items you believe you are missing?From Kevin Madok, the countys senior director of strategic planning and Heavilins opponent in the 2012 primary election:I have to stress that the big problem is not in the errors themselves. The major issue is in the effect the errors have in defeating some of the countys most important internal controls....The purchase of Rowells Marina and Waterfront Park, paid by wire transfer in January, has not yet been recorded in the countys financial records. Thus, a budget of $5 million is still available for expenditures.... Advances to the [Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority] totaling $38 million for the current fiscal year are not recorded against their corresponding expenditure budgets. Those budgets remain completely unencumbered in the finance system.The financial records indicate the county has received $7.2 million more in Mayfield [sewer-construction] grant revenue than has actually been received. This error has been outstanding for many weeks. This indicates the bank balances are not being reconciled. This is an egregious internal control failure.From the county Office of Management and Budget:On Feb. 19, the County Commission approved transferring of $1.5 million to the Monroe County sheriff to replace [the lawenforcement radio system]. The same day [OMB] requested the Finance Department to transfer the $1.5 million from the Infrastructure Sales Tax Revenue Bond Fund to the Fine and Forfeiture Fund....Although the transfer is not recorded in the countys financial records, we confirmed with the sheriffs Finance Department today that they have in fact already received the $1.5 million dollars via wire transfer.Cobb geared with SOS bottonFrom Kayak, 1A Disney film. I wasnt here at Thursdays trial, he said. I was out on the bench but I wasnt here.I woke up Thursday [after taking Ambien the night before], I felt fine, Slaton said. I believe I did a hearing at 9 or 10 [a.m.], then I slept for about three hours on my couch. My deputy woke me up around 1, 1:15 [p.m.] for the 1:30 [hearing]. They were concerned.His judicial aide told him he looked like a zombie, and that he had lack of clear speech, lack of jocularity, lack of being able to communicate, Slaton said. Just overall out of it, by a drug prescribed by my doctor. I took the bench. Granted, it was a mistake. An observer in the courtroom said Slaton was about 15 minutes into the trial when he was presented a piece of evidence. One bailiff went over and nudged him, then another bailiff nudged him again. At that point, the bailiffs realized Slaton should not be presiding the rest of the day. About 15 minutes after Slaton left the courtroom, County Judge Wayne Miller took over. That might be accurate, I just dont know, Slaton said.I stopped Ambien that day. Ill exchange loss of sleep for hallucinations any day, he said. Gonna go get Nyquil, something over the counter.In November 2012, Slaton took three weeks off to deal with medical issues.He has drawn two challengers this election. Asked whether voters should factor in his health when deciding for which candidate to vote, he said, No one is guaranteed a sunset. Talk to people who know me any attorney, any law enforcement agent, any of your county commissioners, any of your Mosquito Control commissioners.The Ambien issue is never going to happen again, he said.Slaton quits drugFrom Judge, 1A Gastesi: Never had this problemFrom Clerk, 1APhoto courtesy GRAYSON COBBThe Marquesas Keys served as a rest stop for Grayson Cobb as he paddled more than 70 miles from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. Cobb spent the night there before paddling the final 50 miles of his trip. Clerks office is chaoticIt was incredibly beautiful being out there solo open water. Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photos
Board owes ReitzelAnyone who has lived in the Keys for more than five years will likely recall the events leading to the fall of Randy and Monique Acevedo. For those who do not know what happened, Monique, despite not having the educational and certifications required, was in charge of adult education for the Monroe County School District, and Randy was into his second term as elected schools superintendent. Monique was found guilty of stealing more than $400,000 from the district through misappropriations of district funds, illegal use of her district credit card and cash raised by students for special events. Randy was found guilty of covering up his wifes ongoing theft. Monique is in prison. Randy lost his job. How did this happen? Finance Director Kathy Reitzel presented Superintendent Acevedo with a 43-page report detailing concerns about Mrs. Acevedos expense reports. He dismissed her concerns and went on with his coverups. Still concerned, Ms. Reitzel went to thenSchool Board Chairman Andy Griffiths. The investigations began, the cover up was uncovered. After Ms. Reitzel prepared the report requested by Mr. Griffiths that was presented to the State Attorneys Office, testified as the primary witness before two grand juries that indicted Randy and was the primary witness at his trial which convicted him on all charges, Kathy Reitzel was terminated for dereliction of duty. Joseph Burke, who was appointed schools superintendent by then-Gov. Charlie Crist, called Ms. Reitzel to his office and told her she could resign or be fired, as she had failed to perform the duty of financial oversight. How did this happen? Where is protection to individuals under their whistleblower policy and Florida Law? Is the Monroe County School Board so afraid of what will come to the surface that whistleblowers must be intimidated and silenced? She should have been thanked not fired. Ms. Reitzel stood alone against tremendous odds, including School Board members, to protect the children and taxpayers of Monroe County. This has been going on for over five years. Can you begin to imagine the personal angst and turmoil in her life? Ms. Reitzel has sued the School Board for wrongful termination and retaliation. At a recent School Board meeting, the board approved an out-of-court settlement for Linda Walker, a member of the Finance Department and fellow whistleblower fired at the same time as Ms. Reitzel. For some reason, the School Board plans to take Ms. Reitzel into the courtroom and allow us taxpayers to continue to pay for their strange decisions. I hope they settle with apologies. Becky Rhodes MarathonShore needs enforcementOver the past year, I have followed with interest the discussions, meetings and articles written about the nearshore waters of Lower Matecumbe Key. As a resident of Port Antigua with a home near the beach, and the mother of an 11-year-old, the safety of our nearshore waters off Port Antigua, White Marlin and Sandy Point concerns me. I live here year-round, own my home and work locally. My son attends a local school and rides his bike in our neighborhood. I have heard people say restricting boat traffic within 300 feet of our shores would be dangerous for their children and make it difficult for the elderly and disabled to enjoy the waters. Personally, I prefer my son to swim in boat-free areas. The visibility is better without large boats coming in and out, and the removal of motors eliminates prop injuries such as a recent death suffered by a good Samaritan in Miami attempting to help push a large boat off the sand. This weekend, we had a large boat with multiple motors stuck just off our beach. The owner caused significant damage to the sea bottom attempting to motor off. Luckily, no one in that incident was hurt. We did have a fight off our beach involving a Jet Ski, with the drunk, unruly individual escorted back to Miami. There was also a fight on the Sandbar involving a large boat with multiple engines in shallow water. That fight ended in a trip to the hospital with facial injuries. The 300-foot mark off our beach on Lower Matecumbe Key has waters between 3.5 and 4.5 feet deep. Directly off our beach in Port Antigua, we have a sandbar at roughly 100 feet from shore. Our waters out to 300 feet are shallower than a traditional swimming pool. Anyone who so desires is welcome to swim in our nearshore waters. However, as a homeowner I am entitled to peaceful enjoyment of life in my own home. I should not hear music from the beach in my house with the door closed and the windows shut. I often hear music blaring from speakers on boats anchored mere yards from shore. I have given up trying to sit on the beach or even on my porch on weekends and holidays with my son. The language, alcohol use, nudity and dangerous boating practices have eliminated my enjoyment during these times. My son actually does his yearly mandatory school community service snorkeling within 300 feet of the beach picking up the trash dumped from the partying boats. We stopped counting after we collected more than 100 beer bottle caps. I would welcome any Village Council members who wish to clean up the waters to join us after one of these weekends. We call them treasure hunts. We never know what we will find. I look forward to the Village Council implementing a motor-exclusion zone in the nearshore waters off Lower Matecumbe. Allison Zettwoch Lower Matecumbe Key Opinion & EditorialWednesday, June 18, 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 EDITORIALTime to dump Marathon ManorLETTERS TO THE EDITORLast week, the Monroe County Commission finally put behind it one of the worst decisions the board ever made buying a former Stock Island waterfront restaurant, the Hickory House, with the presumed goal of keeping the oceanfront accessible to the public.The county never did anything with the property because environmental and traffic concerns arose following its purchase. So the commission voted June 11 to sell it at a $1.1 million loss after eight years of ownership and six years of trying to dump it, ending one of the biggest embarrassments the board ever foisted upon itself.Now it is time long overdue, actually for the Monroe County School Board to get past its own version of the Hickory House. The district should unload the former Marathon Manor nursing home adjacent to Marathon High School.Just like the County Commission did with the Hickory House in 2006, the School Board bought Marathon Manor in 2005 as prices peaked in the booming property market.The district paid $7.4 million for it, envisioning the property as a site for teacher housing and Marathon High parking. Then the district entered into a deal with what turned out to be a real-estate devil: Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas. The joint venture was supposed to result in a multi-function, affordable-housing complex. We know what happened to Cay Clubs. It went bellyup in 2007 and the feds now maintain the company was a front for a $300 million Ponzi scheme. The School District was left with the vacant Marathon Manor and no partner to develop it. Why the district was even getting involved in real estate remains a mystery. Over the years, the School District has looked at several options for Marathon Manor, among them selling it to the city of Marathon for a new city hall. It never happened; Marathon is going to build its city hall at U.S. 1 and 99th Street. In 2010, the district turned down $3 million for Marathon Manor that was offered by a West Palm Beach developer. The district maintains like the County Commission did with the Hickory House that the value of the property will, at some unknown point, reach the amount the district paid for it. Well, it never happened with the Hickory House and theres no sign it will happen in the foreseeable future with Marathon Manor. Over the years, School Board member Andy Griffiths has contended that Marathon Manor has building-permit allocations tied to it that could be worth $3.5 million or more on the open market, on top of the value of the land and the vacant building. But that does not seem to be panning out. Marathon Manors permit allocations are tied to income-based affordable housing, and the city of Marathon has plenty of those allocations to offer for free. The city holds 85 such allocations; 43 are going to redeveloped resorts for affordable housing, leaving the city with 42 available allocations. Because of the income restrictions and other rules, the demand for affordable-housing permits is scant, in deep contrast to the demand for market-rate permits. The School District must finally admit that buying Marathon Manor was a mistake. Holding onto it continues to be a mistake. The School Board need look no further than the County Commission to realize this. Its the whole bird-in-the-hand thing. 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If elected, the Democrat said he plans to keep the mission of Mosquito Control killing mosquitoes and the employees who carry it out as his top priority.Cousineau said while keeping the district budget ($10.9 million this year) in order is important, he doesnt plan on just slashing the budget for the sake of slashing the budget.I dont want to talk money; I want to talk mission, he said. Mosquito Control needs some strong leadership with a commitment to controlling mosquitoes and helping the good men and women who do the work.Cousineau said he feels that threats like the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya, which has recently spread rapidly in several small Caribbean nations, should not be taken lightly. I think its scary stuff and I want to ensure Mosquito Control is strong, he said. I think its important the board work together with itself and with the men and women on the front line. Unlike Monroe County, Caribbean nations affected by chikungunya are typically light on preventative mosquito control. The virus is transmitted to humans by infected Aedes aegypti and Asian tiger mosquitoes, the latter of which has been largely eradicated in the Keys. Aedes aegypti are still prevalent and caused a minor outbreak of dengue fever, which has symptoms similar to chikungunya, in Old Town Key West in 2009.Cousineau, a Realtor with Century 21 Schwartz Realty, said hes looking forward to hitting the campaign trail. He said hes been following Mosquito Control loosely over the years and looks forward to getting more involved.Ill wait and see how the week plays out with people throwing their hat in the race and take it from there, he said.Qualifying for Mosquito Control and several other county elections began at noon on Monday and ends Friday at noon. The primary election is Aug. 26.Summerland Key man hoping to unseat Goodman ELECTION 2014Transfer station now likelyDiscount Rock and Sand owner Eddie Lopez scored a major victory last week in his bid to open a construction and demolition debris transfer station on Aviation Boulevard.The City Council voted, 4-1, on June 10 to pass a law clearing up conflicting language in the city code and making transfer stations an allowed use in industrially zoned areas. Mayor Dick Ramsay was the lone dissenter.A second hearing, generally a formality, is scheduled for the June 24 council meeting, and barring a resident appeal of that vote, Lopez could be up and running in four to six weeks. The appeal period is 30 days. The additional four to six weeks would be because the council chose to make transfer stations require a conditional-use permit, as opposed to being permitted as of right. The vote last week was not specific to Lopezs business, as anyone can now apply to open a transfer station. Lopez told the council: What Im asking is you see how I [improved] the property with landscaping. I spent a lot of money and I want to start working. Im asking you to consider it to be as of right, Lopez said. The council disagreed, favoring a conditional-use permit because it provides the city additional protection and ultimately requires council approval. Its commonly a conditional use and part of it is because of the additional powers given pursuant to it being a conditional use, City Attorney Lynn Dannheisser said. Lopezs bid to open the transfer station was turned down in April because the council agreed with Planning Director George Garretts opinion that the conflicting code language made transfer stations a prohibited use. Despite the vote, several council members acknowledged the need for Lopezs business and directed Garrett to clear up the discrepancies and report back. Last weeks vote was essentially the council following through on its promise to reconsider the use once that happened. Assuming approval on June 24, Lopez would submit a conditional-use application to the city. Garrett said it could take as much as six weeks to have it heard once each by both the advisory Planning Commission and City Council.It could be operating in month and a halfBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com COUSINEAUMonique Acevedo (top) is fingerprinted after a judge convicted her of felony grand-theft. Shes in the middle of an eight-year prison stretch. Randy Acevedo (above) celebrates after learning hed serve probation rather than head to prison following his conviction on three counts of official misconduct.
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Dunscomb has 13 years of health-care and consulting experience, including positions with Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a U.S. navy veteran, former officer with the New York City Transit Police Department and former firefighter with the New York City Fire Department.Samess joins Keys realty firmKyle Samess has joined American Caribbean Real Estate-Middle and Lower Keys as a sales associate. Samess grew up in South Florida and attended Florida State University. After college, he joined the U.S. Army and served in its 1st Ranger Battalion.After completing six deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Samess decided to join his family in Marathon. His father, Ronald Samess, is a family practice physician and his brother Daniel is chief executive of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce.Samess will work out of American Caribbeans Marathon office.Gaddis appointed to national groupThe National Association of Enrolled Agents, a trade group that represents more than 49,000 tax practitioners, has named Key Largo resident Jerry Gaddis as one of its board members for 2014-15. Gaddis owns Tropical Tax Solutions. Hes a member of the Monroe County Tourist Develop ment Councils District 5 Committee and holds his masters in business administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.Rivett joins bank in loan departmentChris Rivett has joined First State Bank of the Florida Keys as residential loan administration officer and residential loan assistant manager/underwriter.Rivett brings 13 years of mortgage underwriting experience to First State. He also holds a bachelors degree in business administration with a major in finance from Central Michigan University and attended training sessions in the Harvard Management Mentor program.He previously worked with the Mortgage Guarantee Insurance Corp. in Troy, Mich., as mortgage underwriter for more than 10 years and at JPMorgan Chase as a mortgage banking underwriting supervisor for more than three years.SERVICE INDUSTRY This is the Starbucks on Duval Street in Key West.Starbucks to help pay collegeStarbucks, which has two Florida Keys outlets, is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make an undergraduate education available at a steep discount to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week. Workers will be able to choose from 40 educational programs, and they wont be required to stay at Starbucks after earning the degree.For freshman and sophomore years, students would pay a greatly reduced tuition after factoring in a scholarship from Starbucks, ASU and financial aid, such as Pell grants. For the junior and senior years, Starbucks would reimburse any money that workers pay out of pocket.That means employees who already have two years of college under their belts would be able to finish school at no cost. CEO Howard Schultz planned to make the announcement Monday at the Times Center in New York City; 340 Starbucks employees and their families were expected to attend. Tuition reimbursement is a rare benefit for low-wage workers in the retail industry. In 2010, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. started offering partial tuition grants for workers at American Public University, a for-profit, online school. Starbucks already has program that reimburses workers for up to $1,000 a year at City University of Seattle or at Strayer University. Starbucks says that will be phased out by 2015 in favor of the new program, which is far more generous. The Seattle company doesnt know how many of its workers will apply, and it isnt saying how much the program might cost it. Tuition for an online degree at ASU is about $10,000 a year, although it can vary depending on the program. Many Starbucks workers would likely qualify for a Pell grant, which can be worth as much as $5,730. Michael Bojorquez Echeverria, a 23-year-old Starbucks worker from Los Angeles, was flown to New York City by the company for the event Monday. He said he works 60 to 75 hours a week, including a second job, and also attends community college. He hopes the program will allow him to reduce those hours and focus on school, where he does not pay tuition because of wavers. But he is applying for the Arizona State University program because he feels there will be greater certainty about financial assistance. He says he will miss the socialization that occurs on campus. But hey, if theyre going to be paying my fees, I can manage, he said.Cliff Burrows, head of the Americas for Starbucks, said he hopes the program will encourage other companies to offer similar benefits. He added that Starbucks plans to look at expanding the educational perks to workers overseas.The financial terms of Starbucks agreement with Arizona State are not being disclosed. Starbucks workers would have to meet the same admission standards as other students at ASU. Only workers at Starbucks 8,200 company-operated stores would be eligible. Another 4,500 Starbucks locations are operated by franchisees. The Keys Starbucks at are mile marker 99.6 and in the Crown Plaza La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval St., Key West. It wasnt clear Monday if those are company-owned or franchised. The program is also available to Starbucks other chains, including Teavana tea shops and Seattles Best.Coffee company partners with ASU to lower costsBy CANDICE CHOIAssociated PressStudy shows time-wastersWhat causes workers to waste the most time at the office? Texting? Surfing the Web? Chatting with co-workers around the water cooler?New research from CareerBuilder identifies behaviors that employers say are the biggest productivity killers in the workplace. The study, released Monday, also highlights some of the strangest things employers have caught employees doing while on the clock.The national survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from Feb. 10 to March 4 and included a representative sample of 2,138 hiring managers and human resource professionals, and a representative sample of 3,022 full-time, private-sector workers across industries and company sizes.Not surprisingly, personal use of technology is one of the leading culprits behind unproductive activity at work. One in four workers (24 percent) admitted that, during a typical workday, they will spend at least one hour a day on personal calls, e-mails or texts. Twenty-one percent estimate they spend one hour or more during a typical workday searching the Internet for non-work-related information, photos, etc.Behaviors of co-workers, meetings and other factors are also creating obstacles to maximizing performance. Asked what they consider to be the primary productivity stoppers in the workplace, employers pointed to:Cell phone/texting, 50 percent.Gossip, 42 percent.The Internet, 39 percent.Social media, 38 percent.Snack breaks or smoke breaks, 27 percent.Noisy co-workers, 24 percent.Meetings, 23 percent.E-mail, 23 percent.Co-workers dropping by, 23 percent.Co-workers putting calls on speaker phone, 10 percent.Employers also shared real-life examples of some of the more unusual things theyve seen employees doing when they should have been busy working:Employee was blowing bubbles in sub-zero weather to see if the bubbles would freeze and break.A married employee was looking at a dating web site and then denied it while it was still up on his computer screen.Employee was caring for her pet bird that she smuggled into work.Employee was shaving her legs in the womens restroom.Employee was laying under boxes to scare people.Employees were having a wrestling match.Employee was sleeping, but claimed he was praying.Employee was taking selfies in the bathroom.Employee was changing clothes in a cubicle.Employee was printing off a book from the Internet.Employee was warming her bare feet under the bathroom hand dryer.Some fixesNearly three in four employers (73 percent) have implemented some measures to mitigate productivity killers at work. Tactics include:Blocking certain Internet sites at work, 36 percent.Prohibiting personal calls or personal use of cell phones, 25 percent.Monitoring emails and Internet usage, 22 percent.Scheduling lunch and break times, 19 percent.Allowing people to telecommute, 14 percent.Implementing an openspace layout instead of cubicles, 13 percent.Limiting meetings, 12 percent.Restricting use of speaker phones if not in an office, 11 percent. Haefner offers the following tips to avoid wasting time on the job:Organize and prioritize. De-clutter your workspace and clearly lay out your game plan for the week. What do you need to accomplish each day? How much time will each project take? Which projects have the highest priority?Limit interruptions. The survey was conducted online in the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,138 hiring managers and human resource professionals and 3,022 workers (employed full-time, not selfemployed, non-government) ages 18 and over between Feb. 10 and March 4 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset based on their responses to certain questions). The margins for error are plus or minus 2.12 percent and plus or minus 1.78 percent, respectively.Some considered routine, others outright strangePRNewswireTHE WORKFORCE
Florida Keys residents can talk fishing rules with federal Gulf of Mexico managers during an evening session June 25 in Key West.The federal Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council arrives in Key West on Monday for a week-long series of committee and council meetings on issues including habitat protection, red snapper, shrimp and red drum.At 5:15 p.m. June 25 at the Marriott Beachside Hotel on North Roosevelt Boulevard, council members hold a three-hour comment session for members of the public who want to discuss fishing proposals. It is the first time the council has planned an extended evening comment session as part of its regular meeting, according to council staff. Almost all meetings of the councils species committees and the full council are open to the public. At 1:30 p.m. Monday, the councils Coral and Habitat Protection Committee discusses the effects of listing certain corals under the Endangered Species Act. The Reef Fish Manage ment Committee meets in a day-long session Tuesday to review population assessments of gag grouper and greater amberjack. The reeffish panel also looks at slot limits and hook sizes for red snapper, and considers a federal limited access privilege program on red snapper for charter boats. During the full Gulf of Mexico Councils regular meeting June 26, the voting members will consider committee recommendations. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Super intendent Sean Morton will brief the council on the status of the sanctuarys update of its management plan. A presentation on the state of the Restore Act, intended to direct money from Deepwater Horizon oil-spill pollution penalties to environmental restoration, also will be made. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday, June 18, 2014 EDWARDS DIAGNOSTICSformerly Key West Community DiagnosticsThe only full service imaging center serving all of the Keys, state-of-the-art diagnostic testingStay healthy, but if you need healthcare call the staff at Edwards Healthcare Ultrasounds Bone Density EKGs MRIs(starting at $500)X-RaysWe take all insuranceWalk-ins welcomeAffordable cash pricesPhone: 305-295-9771 Fax: 305-295-0059 3414 Duck Avenue, Key WestLOWEST PRICES IN KEY WEST Were selling boats and need listings! If youre considering selling or buying, contact BlueWater Boat Brokerage today. (305) 872-3123 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluewaterboatbrokerage.com ANOTHER ONE SOLD BY BLUEWATER BOAT BROKERAGE! This great 30 Baha Cruisers Sportsh was listed and sold by BlueWater Boat Brokerage. 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:HERE TODAY... This is one of two structures that had been illegally built over state-owned submerged lands along Card Sound Road in North Key Largo. On June 6, they were removed through the combined efforts of the state Department of Environmental Protection, Monroe County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The DEP notified the individuals who were using the structures by certified mail and notices were posted by FWC Law Enforcement saying they would be removed, DEP says. No one came forward to claim them so now theyre gone. The goal is improving the areas shoreline. Gulf council to meetSnapper, shrimp among the issues board considersKEYS FISHERIESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com During the full Gulf of Mexico Councils regular meeting June 26, the voting members will consider committee recommendations. RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork Be more wary of the male-named storms?A new study says that generally, hurricanes with male names are more feared than those with female names. Story, 3B Alas, Garbots fallsTwo days before the Miami Heat fell in the NBA Finals in spectacular fashion to the San Antonio Spurs, three games to one, Garbos Grill in Key West was bounced from the Field of 64. The burrito cart at 603 Greene St. in Key West had been in the running to be named the place that produces Americas best burrito, as rated by Nate Silvers www.fivethirty-eight.com Friday, Garbos Grill, owned by Eli and Kenna Pancamo, was bounced from the southeast bracket that included Mr. Taco Mexican Food in Miami Beach; Little Donkey in Homewood, Ala.; and Pedro and Vinnys in Arlington, Va.Still, being among the nations Top 64 burrito joints is not too shabby at all, considered more than 67,000 burrito places were in the running and especially considering Garbots operates out of what amounts to a trailer.Silver is an editor of a stats blog for ESPN and a correspondent for ABC News, and a big fan of sabermetrics, a tool for measuring the value of baseball players.In 2007, he began publishing analyses of the 2008 presidential election and created his website to expand the work. Unlike most commentators, he correctly predicted the winner of 49 of the 50 states in the election, missing only Indiana. He also correctly predicted the winners of all 35 Senate races that year.In May, Silver decided his organization had to decide who makes Americas best burrito, because no one had attempted to do so before. Using Yelp.com dinerreview data from 67,391 businesses that offer burritos, Silvers team narrowed its selection using a rating called Value Over Replacement Burrito, or the VORB.The formula I developed, VORB, is inspired by the baseball statistic VORP, or Value Over Replacement Player, Silver wrote. Just as VORP measures both the quality of a baseball players performance and how often he plays, VORB accounts for both the quality and the quantity of a restaurants reviews.Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Silvers chief burrito correspondent, sent Garbos Grill packing Friday.Famed burrito cart in Key West was in running for best U.S. burrito jointKEY WESTKeynoter Staff Photo courtesy FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COMCustomers line up at Garbos Grill on Greene Street.Eeww! Millipedes invadeWhether its the increasingly warm weather or something else, some icky creepycrawlers apparently have made a new push into Keys homes, mostly those on the ground level.Theyre yellow-banded millipedes, which grow to about 4 inches long and have hundreds of legs. The can stick to doors, windows, ceilings anywhere and to many, theyre just plain gross.One person tells of having them not just meandering over obvious surfaces, but also found in a pants pocket, shoe, a kitchen-sink drain. Still, the things are harmless and, if they get in your house, live just a day. Then they curl up and die, and become crunchy when jabbed. Theyre not insects. Theyre myriapods essentially invertebrates with multiple body segments, each having two pair of legs. Each segment has a hard shell outlined in yellow.Millipedes generally live in moist and dark areas under boards or flowerpots, and around spongy plants like mosses and liverworts. They consume decaying plant detritus. If they get inside, its likely theyre looking for food.Yellow-banded millipedes were first found in the U.S. in Key West in 2001, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. Theyve since found their way up Miami-Dade, Broward and other points north.Theyre gross but harmlessKEYS CRAWLERSKeynoter Staff This is a yellow-banded millipede. Theyre fairly gross but harmless.Key students get ready to travelTwenty-one students from Key West High, Marathon High, Coral Shores High and the Key West Collegiate schools leave at the end of this month to travel overseas for cross-cultural immersion in other countries.The students are going through the Experiment in International Living. Found ed in 1932, the Brattle boro, Vt.,based works with school districts nationwide each summer to send the kids around the globe. Each year, the students participate in three-, four and five-week programs that include home stays, language training and community service components. The 21 Keys students are heading to 14 different countries Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand. Since 2006, 125 Monroe students have participated. Overall this year, about 500 U.S. students are heading out. The Experiment provides an amazingly unique opportunity for youth to not only immerse into other cultures around the world, but to learn so much about their own, said Steve Pribamsky, president of the Monroe County21 head out for immersion into culturesOUR YOUTHSee Students, 2BSee Burritos, 2BFormer coach getting honorAt a June 26 ceremony in eastern Tennessee, longtime Upper Keys football coach Mike Young might find time to mention the game Terry Bradshaw never mentioned in his book. That would be the 1969 Grantland Rice Bowl, in which Youngs Eastern Tennessee State University team upset a Louisiana Tech squad led by Bradshaw, the future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback for the Steelers. Louisiana Tech was supposed to beat us by 20 points, Young said this week. They got the spread right but the wrong team.Young scored two touchdowns in East Tennessees 3414 upset, throwing a 37-yard halfback pass for one and running the other in from 5 yards out, part of his 94 rushing yards in the bowl game.Our defense was really good and they were on him, sacking Bradshaw a dozen times, Young recalled. East Tennessees Buccaneers went 10-1 in the NCAA College Division, similar to the current Division 2. The bowl game will be recalled June 26 as Young joins 19 other former Tennessee athletes for induction to the Carter County Hall of Fame. Young will be cited for his two allconference seasons as a quarterback for Hampton High School in Carter Countys Hampton, Tenn. Young was named the Watauga Conference Player of Year in 1964 as Hamptons Bulldogs (6-0 conference, 7-4 overall) won the league title for head coach Howard Duncan. East Tennessee offered Young a partial athletic scholarship, which became a full scholarship his redshirt freshman season. I was a better runner than passer so they moved me to halfback, he said. We did OK.Young was East Ten nessees leading rusher in 1967 and 1969. His thenrecord 815 yards in 1969 stood at ETSU for more than a decade and he is still ranked among East Tennessees alltime top 10 rushers. Young played both offense and defense one year.By Youngs 1970 graduation, Duncan, the coach, had moved to the Florida Keys to become Coral Shores Highs head coach. Coach Duncan called and said he wanted me to come to the Keys and help out, Young said. I looked on a Florida map and there was nothing past Miami. But that was an old map. Youngs presenter at the Carter County Hall of Fame will be Duncans wife. That will be a special honor, Young said. Coach Duncan was a great man. Young came to the Keys and stayed, raising three children with wife Fran. Mike was a teacher and assistant coach at Coral Shores for five years, then became head coach for one year when the Canes pulled off an upset at Central Florida power Immokalee.He moved to Island Christian School in Isla morada to pioneer the Eagles football program in 1979. Every school we played against was larger than ICS. But it seemed like every third year, things came together, Young said. The ICS Eagles went 9-0 in 1985, then 6-2 in 1988 and 7-2 in 1991. Young finished his football and softball coaching career at Coral Shores. Both Mike and Fran Young retired after this school year.Noting the home the Youngs are building near the North Carolina border, he added, What were really excited about is being retired, and becoming snowbirds.Young inducted to hall of fame in TennesseeUPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Photos courtesy MIKE AND FRAN YOUNGIn his playing days at East Tennessee State University, Mike Young shifted from quarterback to running back. He will be honored by the Carter County Hall of Fame in Tennessee this month.Dolphin still strongIts a little bumpier offshore this week than last, but if you can handle it, the dolphin bite is still great. Be aware there are loads of small dolphin out there right now. Remember, the fish must measure 20 inches to the fork of the tail to be legal to take.The larger gaffer and slammer dolphin are responding best to live baits such as pinfish, blue runners and jacks, caught under weed lines.Theres plenty of rodbending action on the wrecks with large amberjacks and mutton snappers. The AJs take a variety of large, live baits, such as grunts and blue runners. And the muttons show a preference for ballyhoo.On the reef, the yellowtail snapper bite is widespread from the top edge to the bottom edge. Go to your favorite spot, get a good chum slick going, and it should produce. If not, dont be afraid to move around until you find actively eating fish.Were all waiting anxiously for the night mangrove snapper bite to get started on the Atlantic side, and it shouldnt be long. In the meantime, mangrove fishing in the bay has been excellent. Chunks of ballyhoo and pinfish are the best baits on the shallow wrecks and grass banks.We ran our last tarpon trip at Bahia Honda on the 8th, but Ive heard from other captains that there is still some action at the Seven Mile Bridge and the Islamorada spots. Of course, tarpon fishing in Key West Harbor will go on all summer.The weeks bestCapt. Greg Poland reports a fair number of shots at tarpon with his clients fly fishing on the oceanside of Islamorada. Theyve gotten a few hookups, but the fish have been tough to land.South Floridians Kim Love and Bob Holland teamed up to catch seven tarpon on a full moon night charter near Long Key Bridge with Capt. Chuck Brodzki. The fish weighed between 45 and 95 pounds and all were caught on blue crabs drifted back into the bayside channels using 20pound spin tackle. Holland caught his first fish ever, while Love tallied up six jumbos to break the boat record for a single charter. Capt. Larry Bell and deckhand Alex Bell of Blue Magic Charters at Keys Fisheries Marathon continue their dolphin streak. They fished the Smythe family from Milwaukee and caught their limit of dolphin 17 miles offshore.For more on this report, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, June 18, 2014 ACROSS 1Fabled fawn 6Mosque leader 10Quarrel 14Uganda president: 1966 19Middle Eastern leaders 20Depot, in Dieppe 21Whine 22Obsession 23Efts mama 25Commedia dell___ 26City or state lead-in 27Freshwater fish 28Portuguese city 29Editors longer titles, sometimes 31Trite humor: sl. 33Where the Boys ___ 34More peculiar 37French vineyard 38Leisure 40Change 4117th Greek letter 42Silly soul 45Get rid of 48A type of queen? 49Peachy ___ 50Scot. financier John ___ 51Dwelling 52Liszts eighty-eight 53___ and the City 54Strike hard 56Cash drawer 57End conclusively 59Word with rock or rain 60Editorial star 62Trouts smaller relative 64Spectacle 65Actuality 66More than seldom 68Countersink 70Rustic residence 73Basket material 75Swift traveller 79Rock of ___ 80Burden bird 83Not previously recorded 84Earl ___ Hines 86Layer 87Green-winged ducks 88Relating to the past 89North Sea feeder 90Gosh darn it! 92Like some floors 93Old-fashioned 94Never ___ die! 95New Jersey fort 96Early stringed instruments 97___ aside 98Gallic garlic 99Countless years 100Mrs. in Madrid 101Slattern 105Esse, in English 109Steal anagram 111Copycat 112El ___: Peruvian volcano 113Super endings 115Eton rival 117___ della Francesca 118Antonys amour 119Legwear 120On the ball 121Hush up 122Minor whirlpool 123Washington bills 124Boisterous bird DOWN 1Like ABC 2Brazilian novelist Jorge 3Long-distance runner 4Lingerie item 5Woe ___! 6Pay no attention 7Mother, in Cadiz 8Code for callers 9The sea, to Debussy 10Health resort 11Expressed joy (cat) 12Take a tuck here and there 13With off 1415th Greek letter: pl. 15African language group 16Aware of 17Cake layer 18Listeners? 24Helmsmans halt 30Feel sore 32Eel-shaped swimmer 34Muscat man 35Showing 36Geneticists abbreviation 39Widow in Peer Gynt 40Composer Khachaturian 41Oedipus ___ 42Wonderland lass 43Smooth-surfaced cloth 44Nobel, for one 45Input 46Long-legged wader 47Electrical force 48Dagger: Scot. 49Mighty Marys stabilizer 52Basil-based mixture 53Commando weapon 55Family of Edens successor 57Minor spasm 58Soul, in Soissons 61Fled or bled 63Tie up the turkey 64Gal of song 66Unctuous 67Winter mo. 69PGA winner Ernie 70Bistros 71Small insect-eating lizard 72Ross of Philadelphia 74Tar 75Alchemists aspiration 76Part of Caesars boast 77Equal 78Let in London 81Legendary archer and others 82Charlotte and Norma 85Ell on a house 86Peace, to Caesar 88___ Town: Wilder 91Enrage 92Brother of 7 Down 93Suppress 96Swerved 97Holmes quests 98Houston athlete 99Poor Toms ___: King Lear 100Horse or common 102Delay 103Battles art 104Sloops spot 105Nero et al. 10613, Roman style 107The place ___ out for.. 108Pleasant 109Androcles friend 110Squad 114Tofu source 115The ___: Eng. rock group 116Wily Observer crossword puzzle VERBAL FEAST Solution in the June 22 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the June 14 puzzle.Education Foundation, the local partner sponsoring and helping finance the program for Monroe County kids.This years Experiment participants from Monroe County:Key West High: Michael Stern, Argentina; Leda Morales, Brazil; Ryan Cziko, Mexico; Ramon Arza, China: Keristy Carter, Costa Rica; Catherine Richardson, Ecuador; Kara Berces, France; Monique Teal, France; Madison Fletcher, France; Oscar Rojas, Morocco; Leslie Rodriguez, Spain; and Cherline Riche, South Africa.Marathon High: Sharon Rodriguez, Germany; Edward Hannah, Spain; and Regan Durkin, France.Coral Shores High: Selina Quezada, Spain; Raven Golie, Spain; Michael Corliss, Italy; and Hannah Snoddy, Thailand.Key West Collegiate: Jordan Guieb, Japan.Students finalize plans for travelFrom Students, 1B She gave Garbos tortilla and fish each a score of 14, other ingredients a 16, presentation a 15 and flavor profile an 18 for a total of 77. Little Donkey, the bracket winner, got 16s all around for a score of 80. Mr. Taco got 12s for its tortilla, other ingredients and flavor profile, a 14 for presentation and a 10 for its al pastor for a score of 60. Pedro and Vinnys got 13s for its steak and other ingredients, an eight for its tortilla, 12 for presentation and 14 for flavor profile, also good for a 60.The burrito competition for those still standing continues.Garbos second in its bracketFrom Burritos, 1BCaring for parents from afar?Just a generation ago, aging family members typically had at least one relative living nearby. These days, many are being cared for by baby boomer children who live far away. Balancing careers and kids of their own, these grown children may find it difficult to move closer to parents who have begun to need daily help.Care-giving has become an unexpected second career for many people in their 50s and 60s, says Tamar Shovali, who studies gerontology and teaches at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. And distance care-giving is really difficult.If moving nearer to each other isnt an option, how can you provide care and support for an aging parent from afar?Maximize visitsMake the most of periodic visits to your parents home, says Amy Goyer, AARPs family and caregiving expert. Look around to see what sort of shape it is in, and consider modifications (hand rails in a hallway?) that might make it safer and more convenient. Meet briefly with any doctors your parents see regularly so you can develop a connection. Ask questions. Make sure that a prescription written by one doctor isnt conflicting with a prescription from another. This will make it easier to continue managing a parents medical care by phone. Also, choose a point person who lives nearby and is willing to visit your parents regularly to note any changes in their health, behavior or daily abilities. You can talk to them on the phone, you can even Skype and still not get a full picture, Goyer says. You need someone on-site to tell you what theyre seeing.This person could be a cousin, neighbor, good friend or someone from their faith community. If no one is available, Goyer suggests hiring a geriatric care manager, a growing profession because so many elderly people dont have relatives nearby.The website caremanager .org is one place to start searching for someone to hire.Even if your parents live in a facility rather than at home, see that someone visits them regularly. Small problems can get out of control quickly, says Goyer. Even at good assisted-living facilities, there are a lot of services you expect, she says, and you have to make sure they are being delivered.New technologyBaby boomers are increasingly using tools like video chat and e-mail circles (Google Hangouts is one example) to stay connected with elderly parents, says Duane Matcha, professor of sociology at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. By creating a Google Plus group that includes parents, adult children and even grandchildren, Matcha says, distance care-givers can create a virtual support system. There is strength in numbers: The more relatives and friends who are aware of an older persons daily habits and experiences, the more likely someone will notice changes that need attention.New technology for distance care-givers has been emerging rapidly. Shovali recommends an app called Reunion Care that keeps all of a persons medical records in one spot, plus contact information for doctors. Friends and family can log in and put the information in, she says, and that can be done in person or at a distance.Cameras and motion sensors can help you make sure a parent is moving around the house normally, and monitor any visitors as well. Wireless blood pressure cuffs send data to a remote user, and electronic pill boxes can let you know whether elderly parents have taken their medication.You can even buy a door lock that can be coded to let in certain people on certain days. Lets say on Tuesday and Thursday you have a paid caregiver coming to help your mom take a shower, Goyer says. You can give them a certain code thats only good on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and then use a motion-sensor camera to make sure that care-giver arrived on time and left as scheduled.Tough conversatonsIts difficult, and often heartbreaking, to approach your own parents about changes in their mental and physical abilities. Asking them for access to their email or voicemail passwords to help protect them from online or telephone scams, for example, can be perceived as an affront to their independence. It may be even harder to discuss planning for end-of-life medical care or burial wishes. But have these conversations early, before critical situations emerge.Shovali says a document called the Five Wishes Living Will (available at www.aging withdignity.org) can helpstart the conversation about end-of-life planning. Its written in clear language, not in legal speak or doctor speak, she says.As for discussing whether parents should stop driving, need help managing finances or should consider moving into assisted living, Goyer says its valuable to make very specific observations. For example, take a ride with them in their car. You can say afterward, I really noticed you seemed to be having trouble making left turns, or I noticed a lot of dings on the right side of the car, she says. That can lead to a conversation about whether driving is still safe. Driving is an especially sensitive subject, Shovali and Matcha say. If elderly parents live in a suburb, giving up driving can mean loss of independence and access to many things. So find a transportation service, friend or hired caregiver to drive to medical appointments, shopping trips and social outings. In general, Goyer says, approach difficult subjects with an Im here to support you. Im not here to take over your life attitude. Give thought to which relatives and friends should be involved in the tough conversations. You may be doing most of the care-giving, Goyer says, but your brother might be the one your parents listen to. You also might want to bring in a professional, perhaps a trusted doctor or lawyer, to offer advice.Support systemMany communities offer transportation and meal delivery for elderly residents; call and find out whats available. Even if your parents dont need much support, you might want to find clubs or organizations where they can socialize. You dont want your parents becoming isolated. Make sure they know where to reach old friends who may have moved, and tell friends and acquaintances if your parent is moving to a new home. Finally, find a support group for yourself.Its not easy but you can ease difficultyBy MELISSA RAYWORTHAssociated PressGROWING OLDER MARINE STUDIES The Middle Keys Marine Association has awarded $500 college scholarships to four 2014 Florida Keys high-school graduates. They are, from Coral Shores High in Tavernier, Christopher Dugan and Cameron Bassett (shown here), and Marathon High graduates Cody Dominicak and Riley Young. LIVING BRIEFSFree osteoporosis, breast screens todayThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, in collaboration with the OneBlood bloodmobile, is offering free clinical breast exams and osteoporosis screenings today from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Health Education Center office, 5800 Overseas Highway, Marathon. No appointment is necessary. To find out more, call Brynn Morey at 743-7111, Ext. 204.Museum looks at military dolphinsThe History of Diving Museum at mile marker 83 continues its free Immerse Yourself! series at 7 tonight 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 pro email@example.com.Crane Point offers locals discountsCrane Point Museum and Nature Center at mile marker 50 bayside in Marathon is offering two-for-one admissions for locals throughout July. Just show your Monroe County address on your drivers license. Locals will also receive a 10 percent discount on most items (local artwork excluded) in the gift store. Crane Points hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 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 O P E N M E E T I N G B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S F L O R I D A K E Y S E L E C T R I C C O O P E R A T I V E A S S O C I A T I O N I N C M O N D A Y J U N E 2 3 2 0 1 4 A T 1 : 0 0 P M FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 06/18/14 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 LIVING BRIEFSTropical 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 Saturday. The garden on College Road on Stock Island will have more than 150 species of butterflyand birdattracting plants grown at the garden. Proceeds benefit the gardens conservation program.Autocross planned for Sunday morningThe Lower Keys-based Ecurie Vitesse Sports Car Club has autocross set for Sunday in the parking lot of Florida Keys Community College on College Road on Stock Island. In an auto cross, drivers compete against the clock, not each other.Anyone with safe car or small truck and participate. Drivers must have valid licenses and wear closed shoes (no sandals). A parent or guardian must accompany any driver under age 18. Registration is from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $30. To find out more, call Norman at 294-6677 during the day.Drop off your hazardous wasteIslamorada residents can take hazardous household waste for free disposal to a drop-off location at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside, June 27 and 28.The drop-off site will be near the parks south entrance from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Waste disposal is available to residential customers only and proof of Islamorada residency is required. Advanced Disposal will have personnel on hand to accept and separate the waste to ensure proper disposal or recycling.Hazardous waste includes bottles or cans of flammable liquid fuel and chlorine bottles, liquid poison, flammable solids, aerosol, corrosive materials, liquid or solid oxidizers, pesticides or herbicides, cyanides or sulfides, dry-cell alkaline batteries, lead acid batteries, used non-contaminated oils and anti-freeze.Also, latex paints, PCB liquids, BCB ballasts, nonregulated soaps, polishes and similar materials, contaminated oil solvents, oilbased paints and thinners, and tires off the rim that do not exceed a light-duty SUV.Computer, electronic and lighting waste will also be accepted.Police Explorers open enrollmentThe Key West Police Explorers program is enrolling students for its summer academy, which runs July 8 through July 25, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The academy is open to students age 14 and older who are entering ninth through 12th grade in the coming school year. Explorers are taught all facets of police work, from traffic stops to crime sceneinvestigation. They get a hands-on perspective of what it takes to be a Key West police officer. The Explorer program is aimed at educating and involving young adults in law enforcement, to build a rapport between the youths and the police, and to interest them in possible law enforcement careers.Students interested in attending the summer session must contact Officer Deglys Chavarria at dchavarria @keywestcity.com to fill out application forms. Study: Male storms feared morePeople are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.But hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the United States than their more macho-sounding counterparts, probably because their monikers make people underestimate their danger, the researchers conclude.In fact, the two deadliest storms to make landfall in the U.S. since 1979, when male names were introduced, were named Katrina and Sandy. The study, which didnt involve any experts in meteorology or disaster science, was published June 2 the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season started June 1.In six different experiments, more than 1,000 test subjects told behavioral scientists at the University of Illinois in Champaign that they were slightly more likely to evacuate from an oncoming storm named Christopher than Christina, Victor than Victoria, Alexander than Alexandra and Danny than Kate. They found female names less frightening.People are looking for meaning in any information that they receive, said study co-author Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing. The name of the storm is providing people with irrelevant information that they actually use.Shavitt said both men and women rated female storms less scary and they both are likely to believe that women are milder and less aggressive. It fits with other research about gender perception differences, she said. Sandy, while it can also be a male name, was chosen as a female name by weather authorities in 2012. Shavitt said it also ranked as rather feminine when she asked a small group of people to assess names on a masculinefeminine scale.Hurricane and disaster science experts, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Kerry Emanuel, were skeptical at first. Then after more consideration some but not all found merit in the work, noting that it is more about psychology rather than physical science. Emanuel said confusion over whether 2012s Sandy was called a hurricane or post-tropical storm did cause confusion, so maybe names could make a difference too. He joked that maybe names matter and perhaps meteorologists should start using scarier-sounding ones like Jackthe-Ripper or King Kong.CounterpointBut Susan Cutter, director of the University of South Carolinas Hazards and Vulnerability Research Insti tute, dismissed the idea that female-named storms are deadlier. She considered the study results just coincidence. To examine past death rates, Shavitt and doctoral student Kiju Jung used Shavitts scale that rated names from 1 to 11 in terms of masculinity and femininity. They looked at death rates going back to 1950 and found that, in general, the deadlier storms were more feminine.However, male-named storms werent introduced until 1979. Only female names were used for storms from 1953 to 1978. From 1950 to 1952, military-style phonetic names (like Able, Baker, Charlie) were used and before that, there were no official names for storms.While since 1979, female storms have been deadlier even with the outlier of Katrina removed the sample size is so small that the trend from 1979 is not statistically significant. But it is significant when combined with data from 1950, Shavitt said.Also telling is that the amount of damages is not much different between male and female storms, indicating the big difference is not the size of the storm but how people react to it, Jung said. This years hurricane names will be Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky and Wilfred. Jung and Shavitt said one name jumps out at them for danger: Dolly. Its considered highly feminine.It says people more likely to hit the roadBy SETH BORENSTEINAssociated PressHURRICANE SEASONMartin Luther Chapel in Marathon is getting ready to welcome its new pastor, Rev. Tony Mandile, next month. Here he is with his family (from left) Anthony, Caleb, Sarah, Matthew and Lori Mandile. Mandile will replace interim pastor Bruce Crabtree, who took over when 21-year pastor Donald Roberts retired last summer. Mandile is installed July 13.NEW PASTOR This glaze works overtimeWhen you discover foods that have a natural affinity for one another, its easy to find numerous excuses to enjoy them together.One of my favorites is strawberries and balsamic vinegar. Both sport assertively sweet, nicely acidic flavors that not only work well together, but also pair up wonderfully with so many other foods. Often, Ill keep it simple and make vinaigrette three tablespoons olive oil, one tablespoon balsamic vinegar, two tablespoons strawberry jam, a pinch each of salt and pepper, sometimes some minced garlic. Dump it over a salad and top with almonds. Or if Im feeling lazy, Ill just make a salad and slice strawberries into it, then squirt the whole thing with balsamic glaze. Intense, but delicious. If Im in the mood for something sweet, Ill use that same combination fresh strawberries and balsamic glaze over vanilla ice cream.I decided to come up with a way to put these ingredients to work with something meaty. The result was a fantastic grilled pork tenderloin that is slathered with a strawberry-balsamic glaze. For optimal flavor, the pork gets hit with the strawberry-balsamic blend three times as a marinade, as a glaze during grilling, and again as a sauce when served. Youre going to want something starchy to help balance the flavor and mop up some of that sauce. Consider microwaving some new potatoes until nearly, but not quite, cooked. Gently crush them so they are partly flattened, but not falling apart. Drizzle them with oil, then season them with salt, pepper and garlic powder, then finish them on the grill. What you need:One cup fresh strawberries, hulled.Two tablespoons olive oil.Two tablespoons balsamic vinegar.Two tablespoons honey.Three cloves garlic.Half a teaspoon kosher salt.Quarter teaspoon ground black pepper.Two pounds pork tenderloins. In a blender, combine the strawberries, oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Puree until smooth. Pour about a third of the mixture into a small saucepan and set aside. Pour another third of the mixture into a large nonreactive (glass or stainless steel) bowl. Pour the remaining sauce into a small bowl. Slice the pork tenderloins into half-inch rounds. A few at a time, place the rounds between sheets of plastic wrap, then use a meat mallet or rolling pin to carefully pound the rounds to an even thickness of about a quarter of an inch. Place the pounded rounds in the non-reactive bowl with the sauce, turning to coat evenly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. After the pork has marinated for 20 minutes, heat a grill to medium-high. Place the saucepan of strawberry-balsamic sauce over medium-low heat on the stovetop. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until thickened. Cover the pan and remove from the heat. When the pork has finished marinating, use an oilsoaked paper towel held with tongs to oil the grill grates. Place the pork rounds on the grill. Baste the pork with the sauce set aside in the small bowl. Grill for three to four minutes, then flip the rounds, baste again and cook for another three to four minutes. Divide the pork between six serving plates, then spoon a bit of the simmered sauce over them. Start to finish: 40 minutes. Servings: Six.Nutrition information per serving: 240 calories; 70 calories from fat (29 percent of total calories); 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 100 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 32 g protein; 240 mg sodium.Strawberries and balsamic great for porkBy J.M. HIRSCHAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLEAssociated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis strawberry balsamic glazed pork tenderloin looks delicious. CLUB REWARDS STUDENTS Four graduating Coral Shores High School students will share $4,000 in scholarships from the Upper Keys Sons and Daughters of Italy David C. DiMaggio Jr., Samantha Wahba, Katherine McCormick and Claresa Guastavino. They were selected based on grades, activities and an essay. At the June 11 presentation are (from left) Claresa Guastavino, Ann McCormick (mom of Katherine), club President Greg Bianchini, Samantha Wahba, Judi DiMaggio (mom of David) and Elena Muratori, club scholarship chairwoman.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, June 18, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad # 1058375 District IV Advisory Committee (DAC IV) (Between the Long Key Bridge and mile marker 90.939) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has a vacancy for an "At Large" representative Any resident who is not directly involved in a tourism business and who shall represent the general public and shall live or work within the tax collection district for which they are applying (The operative word within this description is directly. This word means someone who is not in business, nor whose business or economic activity are dependent upon tourists) Any person wishing to participate on the District IV Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday June 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published June 18, 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 # 1089335 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 6/30/2014 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd., Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 2005 VOLVO S40 4DR VIN#: YV1MS382452080976 Published June 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1089445 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 6, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: NON-BANK QUALIFIED LOAN (AMOUNT NOT TO EXEED $32.0 MILLION) AND LINE OF CREDIT (AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $16.0 MILLION) MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.co m or call toll-free at 1-800-711-1712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published June 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1089905 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014541 Medical Claims Administration Services and Stop Loss Insurance BID OPENING July 14, 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.dem andstar.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@KeysScho ols.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published June 14, 18, 21, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1093554 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Brothers Painting of the Keys, Inc. located at 31 Ocean Reef Drive, B208, in the County of Monroe, in the city of Key Largo, Florida 33037 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Brothers Painting of South Florida, Inc. Published June 18, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? 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