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Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 51 25 CENTS Few joblessMonroe Countys unemployment rate remains among the states lowest, continuing a trend. Story, 5A Fishing the Florida KeysIf youre not out fishing for dolphin, youre missing out because theyre everywhere. Column, 1B KEY LARGO 305.451.5700MARATHON305.743.4397KEY WEST305.295.6400 keysfurniture.commake. home. beautiful. CAY CLUBS COLLAPSEKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWThis is the Tavernier building out of which Cay Clubs operated. The mailbox is faded but still stands with the name Cay Clubs on it.Clarks Keys money led to their arrestsFormer Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas executives continued using a Key Largo bank account and a Tavernier post-office box long after the company collapsed, leading to their arrests last week on federal mail-fraud and obstruction charges.Fred Dave Clark Jr., 56, and his wife Cristal Coleman Clark, 41, remained in the Monroe County jail Tuesday while being held as federal defendants.Dave Clark was apprehended while traveling from Honduras to Panama. Coleman Clark was nabbed in Honduras. Both were returned to the United States with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service. About 1,400 investors lost an estimated $300 million in the collapse of Cay Clubs, which planned to develop high-end resorts in the Keys, Clearwater and Las Vegas. Federal authorities have called the company, which was based in Tavernier, a Ponzi scheme.The Clarks arrests in the Caribbean came just weeks after U.S. District Court Judge James Lawrence King dismissed civil charges lodged by the Securities and Exchange Commission against several Cay Clubs executives, including the Clarks.King ruled the SEC took seven years to bring to court its tale of far-reaching graft in the Cay Clubs fiasco, which exceeds the statute of limitations. The criminal arrests stem from accusations that the Clarks, while living in the Cayman Islands, illegally funneled money from a chain of Caribbean pawn shops they operated. Dave Clark also lied to SEC investigators in 2011 about Bank of America accounts maintained in Key Largo after the Cay Clubs collapse, according to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Miami.Those bank accounts were registered to corporations called Cristal Clear Charters LLC and DC6 LLC. The accounts held money generated by CMZ Group Ltd., a Cayman Islands firm that operated Cash Wiz Holdings and other Caribbean entities. Bank statements were sent to the Tavernier post-office box.The indictment says CMZ, operated by Clark from 2010 to 2013, generated revenue by, among other things, the smelting of gold and other precious metals purchased by the pawn shops.Proceeds from the precious-metal sales, at times totaling hundreds of thou-After leaving the U.S., pair still banked herePhoto courtesy FWCOfficers John Conlin and Mitchell Robb from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have a handful with this red-tail boa constrictor, found Sunday in a rental truck at the Key West U-Haul. The manager called the FWC to report the snake was in the trucks cab and it took Conlin and Robb about 30 minutes of wrestling and untangling the 8-foot creature to get it under control. Its now at the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The FWC wants to know if it was living in the wild or is a pet that escaped. If you know, call (305) 470-6863.HANDS FULL OF SNAKESargassum is showing up in large amountsSure it smells, but the summer arrival of sargassum seaweed reaching the Florida Keys does a lot of good. There is all kinds of good stuff in that rackline for shorebirds to feed on, said Jerry Lorenz from Florida Audubons Tavernier Science Center.One of the big environmental problems we have in Florida is that everybody rakes seaweed off their beaches, Lorenz said. Its really good for wildlife. A lot of little brown birds rely on it.Reports of high levels of sargassum seaweed build-up this summer range from the Gulf of Mexico coast in Texas to Caribbean islands like Trinidad and Tobago. Sargassum weed also has covered the oceanfront at Marathons Sombrero Beach and built up at Harry Harris Parks boat ramp in Tavernier.Key West keeps its beaches relatively clean with a contractor removing seaweed daily, so the accumulation is less noticeable, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. There is one area the contractors cant get into, atThe influx of seaweed appears more than usualOUR ENVIRONMENT Roosevelt rebuild close to completionMore than two years of traffic backups, congestion and overall frustration for motorists and business owners in Key West is nearing an end. Construction could last well into August, but the state Department of Trans portations contractor on the $41.5 million North Roosevelt Boulevard rebuild should be motivated to wrap up work by July 21.According to DOT spokes man Dean Walters, thats the maximum incentive date Miami-based DeMoya Group is likely targeting.They can earn up to $1.2 million in a bonus if they finish by then. It drops $100,000 per day until the end of July. They have those days to still get some bonus, he said. If it goes past the end of July, they have approximately 18 to 20 weather days to be able to complete the contract before the disincentives start. In other words, the bonus days will not change, but they are given a grace period to fulfill the contract,The deadline for DeMoya to max bonus is July 21By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY WEST By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comTwo airlifted from U.S. 1 incidentsA Pembroke Pines man was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Monday following a crash around mile marker 80 in Islamorada.The Florida Highway Patrol says Justin Soccoros, 19, of Pembroke Pines in Broward County was driving a red 2004 Isuzu Rodeo northbound on U.S. 1 about 12:45 p.m. For unknown reasons, he lost control of the sport-utility vehicle and rolled it in a northeast direction, taking down some power lines and striking a legally parked, unoccupied 2005 Chrysler, and a boat trailer. Those were parked in front of the Sands of Islamorada resort. The Chrysler and trailer received minor damage.Soccoros was ejected from the Isuzu and partially pinned under it. Passersby got him out from there, FHP Lt. Kathleen McKinney said. His passenger, Jordan Lane, 21, also from Pembroke Pines, sustained minor injuries, she said.Tire strikes womanA Homestead woman was flown to Ryder SundayPembroke Pines man rolls car, tire hits womanUPPER KEYSKeynoter StaffPhoto by DAVID GOODHUEThis is the aftermath of Mondays crash. See Crash, 3ASee Clarks, 3ASee Sargassum, 3ASee Roosevelt, 3A


Doyle gets 3-year extensionThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board has unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for district Director Michael Doyle. Meeting June 18 in Key Largo, Chairman Steve Smith and Commissioner Bill Shaw argued in favor of a one-year extension but quickly agreed to go along with the longer deal. Each has previously raised concerns about Doyles management style.Commissioner Jack Bridges said Doyle has done a good job since taking over in July 2011 for longtime Director Ed Fussell. He earns $132,400 per year.Thanks to Director Doyles effort and staff, it looks like well be able to pay for a new building, not raise taxes, still have money in reserves. So I dont see how we could ask for more right now. The man deserves a three-year contract, he said. Bridges was referring to the districts planned new $2.5 million Lower Keys office on Big Coppitt Key. Doyle and Comptroller Bruce Holden informed the board earlier during the meeting that there would likely be enough cash reserves on hand to fund its construction without loans or tax increases. A contract extension for Doyle has been in the works since April, when the consensus was to extend him past his original contract expiration date of July 25. That was held up due to contract language concerns. Last month, the board was split about how long it should extend the contract and put off a vote because of last-minute changes Doyle made to the contract that commissioners did not have a chance to review. Doyles new agreement took effect immediately on June 18 and expires on June 17, 2017. In other business last week, the board agreed to Holdens suggestion that the districts five American Express credit cards be billed directly to the district rather than paid by the employees who use them and then get reimbursed. We just need to make changes to the policy so that the bill will come to the office and give us better control. I think its a good all-around policy, he said.New contract for director goes to 2017By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, June 25, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.9181 THURS.9281 FRI.9181 SAT.9281 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weather.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers. Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551. After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFS HEADSTONESCRYPT FRONTS CUSTOM DESIGNSMAUSOLEUM CONSTRUCTION 305-294-2528ATLAS MEMORIALSMM 10 Big Coppitt Key 8 am to 5 pm Appts. Avail.Two survive 14 hours in the waterA couple that fell from a 30-foot boat off Key Largo on Friday made international news when they were rescued 14 hours later off Hallandale Beach. Sean McGovern, 50, and Melissa Morris, 52, were found seven miles off Fort Lauderdale around 8 a.m. Saturday when a party of fishermen spotted McGovern waving his shirt at them. The two fell from the rear cockpit of McGoverns 30-foot Island Hopper boat Fishawk, rigged for commercial deepwater fishing. The boat, registered in Key Largo, was in gear and drifted away from them. Circumstances of how the two fell overboard remain unclear, but they were not wearing life jackets or carrying signaling devices. It was a miracle they were able to tread water that long and were safely recovered, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman told reporters. The couple reportedly suffered jellyfish stings, exhaustion and slight hypothermia, but were not seriously injured. The Fishawk washed ashore on a Fort Lauderdale beach later Saturday. Morris was identified as a Texas resident; McGovern reportedly lives in the Upper Keys. No contact information was available.The pair fell overboard after leaving KeysUPPER KEYS Keynoter Staff Man dies after fall into waterAn elderly Tavernier man who tumbled off a dock ladder Sunday died after falling into the water. Raymond Bouquenoy, 84, was stepping off an 18-foot boat onto a dock near mile marker 92.6 in Tavernier, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Bouquenoy was climbing the ladder to exit the boat, operated by Craig Schaufer of Tavernier, around 4 p.m. Bouquenoy had both feet on the ladder, and was holding on with his left hand. When he grabbed with his right hand, he fell into the water, says an initial FWC accident report by FWC Investigator Racquel Daniels.Bouquenoy was quickly taken from the water onto a nearby beach, but resuscitation attempts by people on the scene and then an emergency response crew were not successful. Bouquenoy was pronounced dead after arrival at Mariners Hospital. The death will be logged as Monroe Countys first boating fatality of 2014 since Bouquenoy was getting off a vessel when he fell, according to the FWC. The case remains under investigation pending a final report from the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office.Its technically Keys 1st boat death of yearUPPER KEYSKeynoter StaffService set for GoginA celebration of life for the late Jay Gogin, the longtime ceramics instructor at Florida Keys Community College, has been planned for 5:30 p.m. June 30 in lobby of the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Stock Island campus.Gogin, originally from Wisconsin, died June 13 at age 57. The service will include tributes from colleagues, students and friends; and his artwork will be shown.Gogin started teaching at the college in 1990. What was one class quickly expanded into multiple courses, including raku, wheel-throwing, ceramic mural design and Japanese wood-firing. He hosted artists from all over the world and led cultural and educational trips to Europe and Japan. In 1997, Gogin founded a student ceramics club called Mud-Pi with the mission of enhancing awareness and appreciation of ceramics. He and his students created dozens of intricate ceramic wall murals, sculptures, pots and urns that provide the colleges main campus its signature look, highlighted by a fountain in the heart of campus. Gogin and Mud-Pi also hosted students in elementary through high school, as well as special-needs people, to introduce them to pottery. Gogins lifelong love of pottery started at age 9, when he made his first piece. He began showing his pottery at small Midwest art festivals, but his talent launched him nationally. His artwork has been exhibited in nearly all 50 states and more than a dozen countries.Two years ago, college booster Michael Dively created a $25,000 endowment in the college foundation to establish the Jay Gogin Excellence in Visual Arts Award, which is presented to an FKCC student artist each year.Longtime ceramics instructor dies June 13 at 57KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE GOGIN Volunteers with BB&T Bank help landscape a house on 64th Street in Marathon that Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys will offer to a family at cost and with a zero percent mortgage. Habitat recipients must also put in sweat equity, working on other Habitat houses for other recipients.Bug board starts budget workFrom a ,000-foot view, the fiscal 2014-15 budget for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District appears to be shaping up with no problems, according to Director Michael Doyle.Doyle told the Mosquito Control Board at its opening budget meeting June 18 that an estimated $2.5 million new Lower Keys office could likely be constructed with cash on hand and without raising taxes. The workshop was meant to address several bigger-picture items like the proposed Big Coppitt Key building and potential costof-living and merit raises in the budget. Hashing those out would help staff begin preparing a budget. However, Doyle said the preliminary estimate for the districts rollback property tax rate for next fiscal year is .4847, which would produce $9.7 million in tax revenue. Rollback is the rate necessary to raise the same amount of tax dollars as in the current fiscal year. The estimated .4847 rate would be lower than the current .5069 rate due to an increase in Keys property values. Thats the goal that were operating under with the actual budget numbers, Doyle said. He said the cash on hand for the Big Coppitt building is due in large part to the district coming in under budget in recent years.Weve been doing so well with budgeting that even though we set our spending goals aggressively, weve still come in under the budget anyhow. If we continue to do that, at the current tax rate we could fund the building, Doyle said.Comptroller Bruce Holden prepared a brief budget overview showing the district has $2.25 million in committed contingency funding for next fiscal year and $1.55 million in uncommitted contingency. Holden referred to that money as free cash we have available. The preliminary 201415 capital budget is $450,000 versus $1.2 million in the current year. Thats due to a $750,000 line item for the Big Coppitt land purchase coming off the books. Assuming that 75 percent of the construction on Big Coppitt ($1.875 million) takes place next fiscal year and the remaining 25 percent ($625,000) in 201516, Holden estimated the district would be left with $267,524 in uncommitted contingency. Not as lush as we once were, but we still have funds without doing external borrowing, he said. The district is constructing the Big Coppitt building because the city of Key West, which owns the land out of which Mosquito Control operates on Stock Island, isnt extending the districts lease, which has been in place for more than three decades. The city has maintained it wants to address homeless concerns and has targeted that site as part of a possible 24-hour shelter.The next Mosquito Control budget workshop is scheduled for July 22 at 2 p.m. in Key West. The monthly regular meeting is slated to begin immediately after.Doyle: Fiscal year finances look healthyBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROLMeetings to be broadcastFlorida Keys Mosquito Control Board Commis sioner Phil Goodman has long pushed for the board to televise or live-stream its monthly public meetings. It appears he finally has support for the idea, as fellow commissioners were largely supportive June 18 of a relatively small investment in start-up equipment and a roughly $50 monthly service to stream meetings live on the Internet.District Operations Director Andrea Leal outlined various options for the board, including the possibility of editing videos based on agenda items like Monroe County does on its website with monthly County Commission meetings.Cost-wise, were looking at initial costs for camera equipment and a laptop to run it and the livestreaming of about $5,000, Leal said. If were looking at splitting [the video based on agenda items], we would need video editing equipment and to train someone. It all depends on what you guys want to do, she added. Leal said that could be time-consuming because the boards monthly meetings last longer than they used to. Nowadays, we go longer so its going to take us a little longer. We also need to think about who were going to assign this task to, she said.Chairman Steve Smith says he doesnt believe theres a large demand to televise the meetings. Mosquito Control is the only countywide elected board that doesnt broadcast its meetings.Ive never had a single constituent ask me why they couldnt see us on television, he said. But Goodman argued that not many people make it to the meetings because theyre held during a work day each month. To me, its about transparency. I personally think its something we should do. The consensus appeared to be in favor of the idea, most likely using a setup that could be transported to each of the boards three meeting sites in Key West, Marathon and Key Largo. However, Commis sioner Jack Bridges suggested the board could also choose to hold all its meetings in Marathon since livestreaming would eliminate the need for traveling up and down the Keys. He said the only reason for meeting in all three locations is so people can actually see us.Leal told the board she would do more research and include the expenditure in the fiscal year 2014-15 budget.The bug board had resisted in years pastBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROLFire, EMS hopeful drops out of raceHours after being questioned Tuesday by a reporter about whether he appeared on The Jerry Springer Show, a candidate for the Key Largo Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services District board withdrew from the November race. Anthony Ross Jr. submitted his letter of withdrawal to the Monroe County Super visor of Elections Office at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.Hours earlier, The Reporter/ Keynoter asked Ross about his possible appearance on Springers raunchy show. He flatly denied being on the show but when asked if he appeared on a similar talk show, Ross stated: I am not at liberty to discuss that.He then repeatedly said that your information is incorrect.Asked again if he was on a similarly themed show as Springers program, Ross responded that he is not going to entertain that question.Springers show and programs like it typically include guests who reveal secrets, usually sexual, and physical fights often break out on stage following the disclosure.Ross lists his occupation as a marine services manager on his campaign financial report.His withdrawal makes Kay Cullen, a Key Largo Ambulance Corps emergency medical technician, the winner of the race for Seat 2. Qualifying for the November election ended last week. Seat 2 is now represented by Jennifer Miller, who is not seeking reelection. The other slot on the fire and EMS board in play is Seat 4, where Commissioner George Mirabella is defending his position against Frank Conklin. Both men are volunteer firefighters. Conklin is the corporate president of the Key Largo Fire-Rescue Department, which lost its contract to provide fire protection services in the district last year. Mirabella is a member of the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department, which was formed by Ambulance Corps leadership to take over from the former department.HABITAT HELP


Walters added. Walters said penalties that would accrue following the contract period are roughly $16,000 per day. But it doesnt appear that will be a concern because, Walters said, DeMoya Group is pretty much to the point where theyre all ready to do punch-list issues, smaller individual things that have to be completed. Those include attaching new sewer and water lines to the Salt Run Channel Bridge, and paving and installing drainage structures. Most of the drainage work left to be done is in the Triangle area where Roosevelt and U.S. 1 intersect. Walters said support poles and mast arms for new traffic signals also need to be installed. There is also paving work to be done on South Roosevelt from the Triangle to the Riviera Canal Bridge that is part of the North Roosevelt contract. According to Walters, the entire job is about 95 percent complete Paving goes very quickly. Even though it may be a big part of the job, it goes very quickly. The time on the contract is 94 percent complete, thats what I track, he said. Construction began on the project in April 2012, with North Roosevelt configured so there were two lanes incoming from the Triangle and none going out. That prevented access to businesses on the boulevard. After business owners complained, DOT changed the traffic pattern so that now, there are two lanes coming in and one going out, giving access to the businesses. When completed, the rebuild will include a new seawall bordered by a 20foot-wide landscaped promenade, four lanes of traffic each 11 feet wide, a 10-foot center turn lane and a sixfoot sidewalk on the business side of the road. The state is paying $31.8 million of the $41.5 million cost. The city is putting in $4.3 million for a new sewer main and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is adding $5.4 million for a new water line. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Youth Baseball Camp for all players ages 5 to 17 Presented by Keys Ahead Coral Shores Baseball Boosters Learn Americas Game from Top Florida Coaches! July 7 10, 2014 8am Noon @ Founders Park High School Fields MM 86.8, Islamorada Cost: $40 per youth Includes collectible microber performance shirt Pre-camp registration discounts Bring: Baseball cap, attire, footwear, bat, sunscreen, snacks LEADERS: Head Coach Bob Shepherd (NY Mets); Coach Josh Corr (Lely High, CS AllState); Coach Shawn French (Fort Myers High, LSU Catcher); Coach Brandon Joyce (U of SC Beaufort); Coach Fabian Placencia (Virginia Intermont College Cobras); Camp Director Jon Young (Pro-Youth BB Camps Initiator) CAMPER APPLICATION FORM Return with check payable to Keys Ahead, P.O. 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I also hold harmless Keys Ahead and its sta and coaches for any unforeseen circumstances or lost or stolen items during the camp.Signature_____________________________________________Date________________PHOTO RELEASE: By signing this form I agree to the following: I permit photos which include my son/ daughter to be used in follow-up press releases about the baseball camp and on Keys Ahead website.Signature_______________________________________________Date________________ hbllflll PLAY BALL 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 Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThe shoreline of Sombrero Beach in Marathon is covered in sargassum. Presumably, the city will remove it before the annual Fourth of July party and fireworks at the beach. the end of Smathers Beach near the airport, Crean said. You could smell it over the weekend but I didnt notice anything Tues day, she said. It seems to work its way back out of there eventually. Lorenz said he saw seaweed piling up on Annes Beach in Islamorada recently but Ive seen it that thick there before.Islamorada Public Works Director John Sutter said Annes Beach usually does not have serious seaweed problem since the large oceanside flat there tends to funnel floating vegetation beneath the Channel 2 Bridge.The Founders Park beach, on the bayside, seldom has a buildup, he said. Its pretty typical to get sargassum this time of year, when its pushed in the by prevailing southeast wind, Sutter said. Its smelly and it gets trapped in some docks and seawalls, but it does degrade. Islamorada charter captain Steve Leopold said the weedlines offshore were thicker in early June than they were this week. It was bad, but not that extraordinary, Leopold said. It made trolling more difficult, but the weed is good for the fish. It brings them food and gives them a place to hide.Officials in Galveston told the Houston Chronicle that large mounds of sargassum on tourist beaches have required around-the-clock cleaning.A Texas A&M University seaweed expert told the Chronicle this year is the biggest onslaught of seaweed he has seen since beginning research in 2003.Sargassum seaweed comes from the North Atlantic area called the Sargasso Sea. In the summer, currents and wind conditions cause the growth to break free and drift through the Caribbean and into the Gulf of Mexico. Sargassum thick this yearFrom Sargassum, 1Asands of dollars per month, would then be transferred into the CCC and DC6 [Bank of America] accounts, the indictment says.Investors in the shops were given false information on the value of the sales, U.S. attorneys charge, as they failed to disclose that a significant portion of the revenues of the company were subject to the personal and undocumented use by Fred Davis Clark Jr. and Cristal R. Clark.The Clarks are accused of diverting for their own personal use, substantial sums from the [Keys] accounts ... for consumer goods, meals, travel, entertainment, private school tuition and other business ventures. A statement from the U.S. Attorneys Office says, According to the indictment, Fred Davis Clark and Cristal Clark obtained money and property from CMZ Group Ltd. by siphoning off funds from the business operations of CMZ Group so that the defendants could lead a lavish lifestyle.Investors were given phony documents indicating that money deducted from the accounts was used for legitimate business expenses, the indictment says.Both the Clarks were charged with using the U.S. mail to defraud and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses. Dave Clark additionally was charged with refusing to reveal the existence of the Key Largo bank accounts, apparently opened during the Cay Clubs era from 2004 to 2008, when he gave a May 2011 deposition on alleged securities fraud at Cay Clubs.Cristal Coleman Clark was arrested in Monroe County in October 2008 on charges that she failed to disperse about $100,000 owed to clients when her Cristal Clear Rentals management firm suddenly closed.The counts of scheming to defraud and failing to pay state sales tax was dropped a year later after she repaid various clients. Keys accounts key to arrestsFrom Clarks, 1A Boulevard getting closerFrom Roosevelt, 1A afternoon, and remained in critical condition there Monday, after being struck by a tire that apparently came off a passing trailer. McKinney said Margarita Pena, 34, of Homestead was with her husband on the side of U.S. 1 about 1:40 p.m. at mile marker 103.1 southbound. They had pulled over to get some water from their cooler when the tire flew into her from a southbound vehicle. The driver of the trailer is likely unaware this incident occurred, the lieutenant said, and troopers havent found the trailer. Anyone with information should call Trooper Julio Carrillo or Sgt. Pedro Reinoso at (305) 470-2500.FHP: Driver likely didnt knowFrom Crash, 1AWHALE OF A SHARK Monroe County School District Superintendent Mark Porter on Monday appointed Wendelynn McPherson to be the principal at Marathon High School, replacing Hammond Gracy. Gracy was principal for four years and has indicated he might head to Duval County (Jacksonville), where he was a principal before taking over for Harry Russell in Marathon in 2010. Hes owned a home in Atlantic Beach since 1986.McPherson had been assistant principal of Sugarloaf School. The School Board on Tuesday was expected to codify Porters decision to move her to Marathon.McPherson has lived in the Florida Keys since 1980. She received her bachelors degree in elementary education from Florida State University and a masters in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction from the University of West Florida. McPherson has worked in the Monroe County school system for 22 years. She taught at the elementary level for 11 years, served as district program specialist in the English and Language Arts curriculum area for five years and was an assistant principal for six. McPherson was assistant principal at Marathon High for four of those six years. McPherson has been married to Michael McPherson for 22 years.She returns to Marathon High from SugarloafMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSMcPherson tapped for principal slot Bettina and Paul Garber of Islamorada were coming home from a day of dolphin fishing Sunday on their 20-foot boat when they came across this a whale shark they estimated at 30 feet long about 14 miles offshore in 660 feet of water. It was a magical sight, Bettina says. Whale sharks are the largest non-mammal vertebrates and can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. The life spans are about 70 years.


Opinion & EditorialWednesday, June 25, 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: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALJustice Act not as bad as some sayLETTERS TO THE EDITORThe neighbors loseArent we the lucky ones.The city of Marathon opted to change city code to allow a construction-debris transfer station on Aviation Boulevard and others like it. I can hear local contractors squeal with joy. They no longer have to drive all the way to Layton to dump their trash. Theyll soon be able to do it right in my back yard.Discount Rock and Sand owner Eddie Lopez is quoted by Ryan McCarthy in the June 18 Keynoter: What Im asking is you see how I [improved] the landscaping. Anything he did would have been an improvement over the conditions weve endured over the years. Theres now a pretty pink 12-foot wall surrounding his property, still not tall enough to hide the 30-foot pile of debris on the lot. And maybe too tall. The wall is so poorly constructed that the northwest corner is already showing signs of stress less than six months after it was erected.I shared photos of this at the April 22 City Council meeting. Those on the dais did not appear the least concerned. We now know why. Their decision had already been made. It was mere formality that they had to endure citizen comments.Neighbors were concerned about noise, air quality, rodents and traffic patterns related to the present operation. Those concerns were met with a condescending smirk by Mr. Lopez. The noise we all heard early morning and late night didnt exist, we were told. Tell that to my poor dog who hides under the bed afraid of thunder. Its only a coincidence that our seasonal allergies have become year-round respiratory issues since he began moving rock around. That soot covering our homes isnt really there. Or its from the sewers that were installed three years ago. Our next-door neighbor found a family of rats nesting under their home two weeks ago. Things will not improve once the transfer station is operational. Were to believe various departmental oversights will keep things in check. The reality is that there just arent enough available resources to do this properly.The true reflection of a mans character is displayed when nobody is watching. Weve all seen those results. And now were supposed to be grateful that a facility that should have been condemned is showing signs of improvement.Lopez went on to tell McCarthy that he I spent a lot of money. Therein lies the bottom line. Money. Lopez is concerned with green, but not so much with Marathons ecology.The City Council had an opportunity to do the right thing by changing code in a way that would prevent the conditions were forced to live with. And they blew it. Any council members want to swap homes? You should have to live with the result of your actions.Marathon Valeri KolessarEnsure your cards safetyRecently my credit card was stolen and used without my knowledge and a large number of items were charged to my card. At local stores, taxi service, groceries, restaurants and more.It is on the back of my card to ask for ID but apparently the stores do no ask anymore, so please insist that they do ask when you use your credit card, and maybe you will not get hit with more than $5,000 in charges in six days like I did.So my advice to all is to make each store ask for proper ID; it may take a few seconds longer but have the ID ready. It can save you a lot of headaches and time on the phone getting everything cleared up. Chic Reichel MarathonClinic saved my lifeMany thanks to the Good Health Clinic in Tavernier and Dr. Safer. Im now recovering from surgery for a brain aneurysm because of the advice I received. I tend to be a private person with a modest income; sharing information is not easy for me. But a couple of weeks ago, I went to sleep with double vision and a headache. The next day, after an aspirin, I pushed my way to work. The double vision passed until 4 p.m., when it returned. After talking about the critical problem of headache, blurred vision and dangerously high blood pressure, I was informed by the Good Health Clinic and Dr. Safer to immediately go to the emergency room.The Mariners Hospital ER detected a 12-mm aneurysm in my brain that needed immediate surgery. I was transported to Baptist Hospital by ambulance. Because of the Good Health Clinic and wonderful care, I am now home, recovering and happy to be alive.I can never thank the doctors and nurses enough for giving my life back to me. Jo Gunther Key LargoOn climate change, be heardThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its climatechange strategy to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 pursuant to a seldom-used provision in the Clean Air Act that allows the states to implement their own plan to reduce emissions.States can provide less-stringent standards and longer compliance time lines, thereby creating a blurred line where the federal jurisdiction ends and the state jurisdiction begins.The success of the Clean Air Act rests on cooperative federalism the distribution of power between the federal government and the states where each recognizes the powers of the other. In the next year, the public, states and interested entities can provide comment on these blurred jurisdictional lines.This discourse will raise interesting debates over legal and policy issues related to the EPAs ability to regulate emissions inside the fence versus beyond the fence the fence separating the public from the actual site of the power plants. Florida must participate in this debate.Florida is the third-largest energyconsuming state in the nation, and soon to become the third most populous state further driving more energy consumption to meet our air-conditioning needs. Florida is almost 90 percent reliant on fossil fuels for low-cost electricity, and will be affected by the consequences of emission-reduction strategies. Because Florida is almost entirely surrounded by ocean waters, sea-level rise is a critical part of our environmental concern.Thus, Florida cannot be a passive participant in the climate change debate. Rather, we must vigorously use all the tools in the toolbox to provide electricity in the most environmentally sensible manner and at the same time, at the lowest possible cost. To balance its objectives, the EPA will hold a 120-day comment period that will include public hearings beginning the week of July 28 in Denver, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh. Visit www2.epa.gov for additional information. Jeremy Lawton Susac MiamiWhether you favor or oppose the death penalty, convicts rights havent been lessenedFloridas Timely Justice Act was an attractive target for death-penalty foes looking to bring attention to the states flawed execution process. They claimed the law, passed in 2013, wrongly shifted authority from the courts to the governor and compromised due-process rights by imposing deadlines for death warrants to be signed. Attorneys representing Death Row inmates sued, hoping to have the law declared unconstitutional. But the law is far more benign than its critics would have the public believe. And last week the Florida Supreme Court unanimously upheld the law, finding there was nothing in the Timely Justice Act that limits an inmates chance to have all appeals heard and for the governor to fully consider clemency before signing a death warrant. That should quiet the over-the-top rhetoric that accompanied the legislative debate over the law. Lawmakers had hoped to lessen the time it takes to carry out a death sentence, a process that can leave the victims families to suffer for decades awaiting an execution. Opponents made claims that it would increase the risk of executing someone wrongly accused. After all, 24 Death Row inmates have been exonerated over the past 40 years while awaiting execution in Florida, more than in any other state. But the Timely Justice Act doesnt speed the appellate process or encroach upon the rights of the accused. In fact, it leaves the post-conviction legal reviews unchanged. Those include a review by the Florida Supreme Court, an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a round of post-conviction proceedings, another appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, a federal court review and a clemency process. The Timely Justice Act simply instructs the Supreme Court clerk to notify the governor when appeals are exhausted and orders the governor to sign a death warrant within 30 days of that notification, provided the clemency process is completed. Additionally, the law requires the Supreme Court to produce an annual report to the Legislature on cases pending more than three years, and establishes an office in North Florida to represent Death Row inmates. Those changes should help the process, but arent likely to shorten it. Death Row has three inmates from the Florida Keys, and all have been on Death Row for more than 10 years ones been there for 21 years. As lawmakers debated the law last year, 155 inmates had been on Death Row for 20 years or longer; 10 had been there for more than 35 years. Such numbers are frustrating, particularly for victims families. But lawmakers also should tread lightly when considering laws that affect due process rights. Tampa Tribune Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Scott: No comment on Amendment 1Gov. Rick Scott wont weigh in on whether he would support or oppose a state amendment in November that would cement funding for land conservation into Floridas Constitution. All the amendments, the public has the opportunity to vote, just like I do, Scott replied. So well see how it comes out. For some conservationists, that stance isnt necessarily bad. Eric Draper, Audubon Florida executive director, said hed prefer Scott remain ambivalent on the issue. An alternative is to join the chorus of legislators who have criticized the amendment for what they say would be an improper constraint on the budget. Thats a winning message for us, let the voters decide, Draper said. House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) has argued that legislating via constitutional amendments doesnt work. And Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) contends the amendment will shift too much land into state control. The proposed Amend ment 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot is backed by a group called Floridas Water and Land Legacy Inc. The groups main point person is J. Allison DeFoor II, a former Monroe County judge and sheriff, and Everglades czar to then-Gov. Jeb Bush. It seeks to set aside 33 percent of the states documentary stamp-tax revenues fees paid when real estate is sold for 20 years to acquire conservation and recreation lands, manage existing lands, protect lands that are critical for water supply and restore degraded natural systems. The amendment, which requires approval from 60 percent of voters to pass, could generate $10 billion over its life, the group says. The idea for the amendment was spawned as funding diminished for the Florida Forever program. Florida Forever, which uses bonds backed with revenue from the documentary stamps, authorizes lawmakers to spend up to $300 million a year for preservation. Much of state-owned conservation land in Key Largo and the Lower Keys was bought with Florida Forever money.The last year funding approached $300 was in 2008.During the 2012 session, state lawmakers set aside $20 million for land conservation and established a surplus land-sale program within the state Department of Environmental Protection. This year, lawmakers included $12.5 million for the purchase of land to protect springs and water resources, or to provide military land buffering, as part of the $77 billion budget Scott signed June 2. The budget also includes a line for up to $40 million to also be spent on Florida Forever, with the money to come from the sale of nonconservation lands. On June 17, Scott and the Cabinet Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Attorney General Pam Bondi approved the sale of sites in Monroe, Volusia, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Hendry and Broward counties. Those sites include the former Broward, Glades, Hendry and Hillsborough correctional institutions, which were closed as part of a consolidation in 2012. The sales are expected to fetch the state $27 million, which would bring the sale of non-conservation land this year to nearly $44 million. Its not clear if the additional $4 million can be spent in the budget year that begins July 1.If it passes, cash available for land buysBy JIM TURNERNews Service of FloridaELECTION 2014The budget also includes a line for up to $40 million to also be spent on Florida Forever. NEWS BRIEFSState adds more specialty platesFlorida lawmakers this spring approved four new specialty license tags while extending a self-imposed barrier that hasnt slowed the program.Starting July 1, pre-sales will start on the four plates for fallen law enforcement officers, the Florida Sheriffs Association, Keiser University and the Moffitt Cancer Center signed into law this year by Gov. Rick Scott.Each plate raises money for the sponsoring organization. The fallen-hero tag will assist the Police and Kids Foundation Inc.The latest tags come despite a moratorium lawmakers imposed on new license plates in 2008. Since the moratorium was passed, the number of tags on the road has grown from 113 to 122. News Service of Florida Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYDiscount Rock and Sand was given city approval to expand its operation on Aviation Boulevard.


Monroe County continues to be among the leaders of Floridas 67 counties in having one of the states lowest unemployment rates. Friday, the state Depart ment of Economic Oppor tunity reported that for May, Northwest Floridas Walton County maintained the lowest unemployment rate in May at 3.4 percent, up from 3.2 percent.It was followed by Monroe County (the Florida Keys) at 3.6 percent, Okaloosa County at 4.4 percent, and Alachua and Wakulla counties, 4.8 percent each.On the other end of the spectrum, Southwest Floridas Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.4 percent. It was followed by Flagler County at 8.6 percent and Hamilton County at 8.5 percent.The statewide rate of 6.3 percent is still significantly below the 7.5 percent mark of a year ago and been mostly flat this year, wavering from 6.2 percent in February to 6.3 percent in March and back to 6.2 percent in April before the May increase. The unemployment numbers, which have been a focus of Gov. Rick Scotts reelection campaign, represent an estimated 606,000 jobless Floridians out of a workforce of 9.6 million.Scotts campaign has made the economy and private-sector job creation a focal point of numerous commercials that compare the current economic numbers with those during the term of former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to oppose Scott in November, was in office as Florida struggled through the national economic recession.The U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the largest over-the-month decrease in employment 17,900 jobs occurred in Florida, which was followed by Arizona and Illinois. The largest over-themonth increases in employment occurred in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York. While the DEO release pointed to the steady rise of private-sector jobs and the growth of the labor pool, counties with the highest proportion of government jobs, such as Monroe, continue to rank among those with the lowest unemployment marks. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com For Saturday KeynoterJuly 5PublicationRetail/Classified Display Deadline: Tuesday, July 1 by 5 p.m.Classified Line Ads Deadline: Wednesday, July 2 by 10 a.m.Have a Happy and Safe Holiday! For ReporterJuly 11 PublicationRetail Deadline: Thursday, July 3 by 5 p.m. For LAttitudesJuly 4 & 5Publications Deadline: Friday, June 27 by 5 p.m.The Keynoter and Reporter offices will be closed July 4, 2014 ADVERTISING DEADLINES: ADVERTISERS: Your participation in the Adopt-a-Pet page is what makes it possible to showcase shelter animals in need of a home. Rates start as low as $56/month The Keynoter(305) 743-5551The Reporter(305) 852-3216 JUNE IS ADOPT A CAT MONTH!Color photos Larger size Find a new four-legged friendTHE SECOND WEEK OF EACH MONTH BusinessTHE WORKFORCEThe low unemployment rate for Monroe County is related to the high number of government jobs. This is the countys Harvey Government Center on Truman Avenue in Key West.Monroe jobless rate still lowWalton County is only one lower than KeysBy JIM TURNERNews Service of Florida STEADILY RISING Construction is progressing at a steady pace on two Old Town Marathon hotels that are expected to generate dozens of jobs. Developer Roger Masters and the Hollywood-based Prime Group development company are constructing a 95-room Courtyard by Marriott (right) around mile marker 48 bayside, and the Spottswood Cos. is constructing a 125-room Hyatt (above) on the site of the former Faro Blanco Marine Resort in the same area.Keynoter photos by LARRY KAHNBUSINESS BRIEFSLeadership is recruitingLeadership Monroe County, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to groom future Florida Keys leaders, is recruiting applicants for its Class 23.A recruitment social to learn about the organization and meet past graduates who can relate their Leadership Monroe experiences is planned for Friday at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front St. Others are planned for July 11 at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key and July 25 at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. Class 23 sessions run from Oct. 3 through April 11. Some are one day, others two. Participants go through full immersion into various issues important to the Keys, such as tourism and the economy, the justice system, health and human services, the environment, arts and culture, and emergency management.To get an application, go to www.leadershipmonroe county.org.Cottrell receives hospitals awardKathleen Cottrell has been named Mariners Hospitals clinical partner of the year for 2014. She has worked for the hospital for 18 months. As a clinical partner, Cottrell helps patients and nurses with health-care tasks such as taking vital signs and observing patients general medical conditions. She was nominated for the award by her co-workers.Mariners, in Tavernier, is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit health-care organization in South Florida.TSA passenger fee set to increaseAirline passengers are about to pay more for security screening. Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Administration is poised to raise the fee to $5.60 each way. Thats up from $2.50 each way for a nonstop flight and $5 for a trip including connections. Trips with long stopovers more than four hours on most domestic travel will have bigger increases because each leg will trigger a new fee. The proposed changes will be published Friday in the Federal Register and take effect 30 days later. There is a 60-day public comment period, but it would likely take another act of Congress to change the TSAs rules. Congress approved higher TSA fees as part of a December budget deal. Despite protests against the TSAs proposal, Congress dictated that the security fee rise to $5.60. A spokeswoman for industry trade group Airlines for America says the changes will hurt people in smaller cities who must take more one-way flights to get where theyre going. Associated Press COTTRELL


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Lauderdale Airports.CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows Despite coming up dry during an ambitious series of deep-water oil searches in the Florida Straits in 2012, Cuba announced earlier this year that it plans exploratory drilling again near the Keys in late 2015. Given Cubas intentions, energy and environmental experts in this country are urging the Obama administration to relax the Unites States decades-old trade embargo against Cuba, at least when it comes to oildrilling rigs and other energy-related equipment. This is a critical issue which cannot be politicized, said Jorge Pinon, the director of the University of Texas at Austins Latin American and Caribbean Program, and former president of Amoco Oil Latin America. Worldwide, the United States is recognized for having some of the best and safest drilling equipment. But under the embargo, rigs operating within Cubas maritime boundaries cannot contain more than 10 percent U.S.-made parts. The 10-percent rule pretty much eliminates the latest generation U.S. technology used in drilling, except for blowout prevention equipment, said Lee Hunt, former president of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. One of the only known rigs that meets the embargo standard is the Scarabeo-9. The giant semisubmersible is an Italian-owned rig that was made in China. It was used by a series of international energy companies, led by Spains Repsol, to drill for oil in the Florida Straits two years ago. None of the companies were successful in finding enough economically viable crude to continue operations in the deep waters between Cuba and Key West. The Scarabeo-9 is likely booked for the next few years in other parts of the world. This leaves the worrying possibility that lessadvanced rigs would be used to drill off Cuba. Hunt said Brazil has about 19 deep-water drilling rigs under construction that may or may not meet the embargos standards. But its not clear if Brazil is willing to invest millions of dollars to explore for oil in areas where others have made similar investments and failed. But Cuba is heavily dependent on allies like Venezuela for its energy needs. Cuban leaders are confident large pools of oil are in the area, and are determined to find it.Grahams viewFormer Florida governor and senator Bob Graham cochaired the National Com mission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling created by President Obama after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. He went to Cuba in January to discuss preparing for oil spills and how to prevent them on a trip coordinated by the private Council on Foreign Relations. I have met with a White House representative on this issue and the Obama administration is reviewing the prospects of Cuban exploration, consequences for the United States and the restraints which the embargo might place on the U.S.s ability to enhance the safety of the exploration and response to an accident, he told the Reporter. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated in 2008 that there are between 7 billion and 14 billion barrels in the Northwest Cuba Basin. The Cubans think there are more than 20 billion barrels. What is for certain is that if the oil is there, it is far beneath the ocean floor and in very deep water. The 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico happened in about 5,000 feet of water. The oil sought in the Straits is even deeper in more than 6,000 feet.Risky businessDeep-water drilling is extremely risky. And while some experts say the Cubans are committed to drilling safely and with the environment in mind, they also say the Castro regime is willing to begin its search for offshore oil with or without help from United States companies. Theyre very committed to getting it right, said Dan Whittle, director of the Cuban program for the Environmental Defense Fund. But theyre also committed to moving forward. Hunt and others say the 10-percent rule puts the Keys and Floridas beaches at risk should a Cuban-sponsored oil drilling operation go bad in the Straits. Never mind that lessthan-optimal equipment may or may not be used, Hunt said. In any case, a wrong step and the doomsday spill scenario is live. It is imperative, now, that U.S. emergency planning and spill response technology be made commercially available to the foreign nonCubanoil operators in charge of drilling the next spate of deepwater offshore wells in the Cuban exclusive economic zone. The good news is that despite the embargo, five nations, including Cuba and the United States, signed an agreement in January aimed at streamlining international cooperation should an offshore spill impact the Caribbean. The agreement, known as the Multi-Lateral Technical Operating Procedure, contains protocol regarding what happens when a spill extends beyond a countrys territory. According to Hunt, the agreement contains items such as pre-planning for air and vessel control, worker visa and immigration clearance and non-levy of taxes on emergency equipment. But the deal has critical limitations, he said. None of the governments actually own or operate the spill-response portfolio of equipment, technology and personnel, Hunt said. That is privately held by commercial entities, mostly U.S.-based. An oil spill impacting Floridas coast would be both an environmental and economic disaster. Pinon slammed proponents of keeping the 10-percent rule for stubbornly adhering to Cold War politics. I would very much like to hear the response that local politicians would give their local constituents in South Florida once they lose their jobs and businesses due to an oil spill which we could have helped to prevent and/or contain, Pinon said. Hunt agrees.Emergency spill-response preparedness. That, and that alone, is the crucial subject for reconsidering and amending, legislatively or administratively, the embargo, he said.But U.S. embargo would prevent safest equipmentBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTCuba plans to drill for oil again NEWS BRIEFSLaw helps foster kids get licensesA bill intended to help foster children get drivers licenses and auto insurance, and as a result gain independence and future educational or job opportunities, was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott.The measure (HB 977), which lawmakers approved this spring without opposition, requires the Department of Children and Families to contract with a nonprofit organization that will set up a three-year statewide pilot program to help children within the foster-care system to take drivers education courses and get licenses and insurance.Sen. Nancy Detert version of the bill, said only 2 percent of foster children leaving state care have drivers licenses due to the fact that they do not have a parent to put them on their insurance. The bill becomes law July 1 News Service of FloridaEmergency spill-response preparedness. That, and that alone, is the crucial subject for reconsidering and amending, legislatively or administratively, the embargo. Lee Hunt, former president of the International Association of Drilling Contractors


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork Cousteau perseveresOcean researcher Fabien Cousteau is now halfway through his month-long stay at the Aquarius Reef Base off Key Largo. Story, 2B FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSDolphin remain strongThe dolphin bite has gone from good to spectacular.Theyre everywhere and in all sizes. Look for birds working the surface from eight miles off the beach to 30 miles out and youll find short fish all the way up to slammers. The largest fish prefer live baits, such as small jacks youll find under weed lines, pinfish or pilchards. While youre committed to going offshore, head to the humps for good blackfin tuna action. These fish are taking live pilchards and, occasionally, pinfish fished deep.The wrecks are providing excellent action on mutton snappers, with fish in the 10to 20-pound range the norm. Live baits are the ticket ballyhoo, pilchards and pinfish. On the deeper wrecks, there are amberjack and jack crevalle to give you a workout. The yellowtail bite on the reef is pretty good, with lots of fish in the 14to 16-inch class. As Ive said for the past couple of weeks, start deeper for bigger fish early in the morning. If they quit biting, move in to more shallow depths of 30 to 35 feet. Youll catch smaller fish, but still legal-size. Mangrove snapper are beginning to show on the reef, which means night fishing should come into its own soon. There are still some mangroves in the bay on the wrecks eight to twelve miles out.The weeks bestCapt. Chuck Brodzki reports that, despite a large number of tarpon leaving the Keys on their annual migration, there remains a substantial number of fish in the downtown channels of Islamorada. Crabs are the top bait during the evening, while dead baits fished on the bottom produce best during daylight hours. Fishing should continue to be excellent over the next few days with tides influenced by the new moon. Ten-year-old Anthony Ovalle caught and released his first tarpon ever with Brodzki. It was a juvenile in the 40-pound class that ate a half-dollar-size crab at midnight in Indian Key Channel.Capt. Larry Bell and deckhand Capt. Willie OConnell fished Theresa and Stan Swan from Seattle and they limited out on mangroves in a half day in the bay.The SeaSquared crew split the week offshore, on the reef and in the bay. The dolphin bit well offshore, with our largest fish of the week a nice 30-pounder, while the reef produced some phenomenal catches of mangroves, yellowtails and muttons. Family-friendly fishing in the bay resulted in lots of bent rods for junior anglers, with mangroves for dinner and various fun fish for entertainment. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters .com and http://Facebook .com/MarathonFishing.And mangrove night fishing on the horizonRichard and Judy Moore from Clarksville, Tenn., are regular clients of Capt. Jimmy Gagliardini on the High Caliber in Marathon. Heres deckhand Cole Daniels, Richard and a monster 28-pound blackfin tuna caught Monday.Chris Johnson CaptainsColumnBaseball all-stars suit upThe first pitch of Little League tournament season in the Upper Keys gets thrown Thursday. Upper Keys Little League all-stars in the Age 9-10 division play the opening game of the District 8 Tournaments South Pool against Kendall at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Key Largo Community Park. Doral and Homestead round out the South Pool teams.The Upper Keys team plays Doral at 10 a.m. Saturday and finishes roundrobin play against Homestead at 7 p.m. Monday.The top two teams in the South Pool standings play a 7 p.m. July 3 district semifinal, with the winner advancing to the District 8 title game, scheduled for 11 a.m. July 6 in Key Largo. The Key Largo Com munity Park also hosts the South Pool of District 8s Age 11-12 tournament, beginning July 1. The Upper Keys team in that group, also known as the Majors, plays Kendall at 7 p.m. July 1, Doral at 10 a.m. July 5 and Homestead at 7 p.m. July 7. In the Age 11-12 division, the round-robin ranks teams for two semifinal games July 9 in Key Largo. The Upper Keys Age 1314 all-star squad plays a Saturday doubleheader against Liberty City in Homesteads Harris Field. Games between the only Age 13-14 teams in the District 8 will be at 9 a.m. and noon. If the teams split, a district title game will scheduled July 5 in Homestead.No other Monroe County teams will compete in Little League tournaments this year.The all-starsFollowing are the rosters for the all-star teams:Age 9-10: Jacob Horne, Dominic DiMaggio, Evan Tiedemann, Vincent Biondoletti, Joshua Jones, Jonathan Bradman, Noah Butler, Brian Lesko, Kevin Mendoza, Matt Patterson, Lucas Webb, Tyler Rodriguez, Martin Maldonado. Coaches: Jack Butler, Karl Jones and Brian Tiedemann.Age 11-12: Nicholas DiMaggio, Zakerie Filpes, Dillon Walters, Cody Kennedy, Mario Menendez, D.J. Jensen, Bryce Bynum, Kyle Richards, Zachary Webb, Tyler Carlson, Krystopher Velunza, Yaxel Valladares, Joshua Prince. Coaches: David Jensen, Jason Richards, Tony Gregis.Age 13-14: Zane Absten, Jason Filpes, Michael Signorelli, Kyle Kraus, Jay Kubida, Ty Harrelson, Levi Houston, Michael Omuletz, Aiden Hawkins, Connor Rhyne, Camren Carter, Roman Roberts. Coaches: Tom Krause, Mike Omuletz, Jim Kubida.Tournaments about to start in Key LargoLITTLE LEAGUEKeynoter StaffTOURNEY HELPS CHARITY Bryan Bramblett from the Fisherama Invitational Tournament presents a $10,000 check to Soraya Rivera-Moya of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida following the June 7 event based at the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle in Islamorada. Proceeds from the 52nd annual tournament, which targets ocean and backcountry species, help provide a place for families of young patients to stay while undergoing medical treatment.Key West 5Ks approachingThose who want to mark the Fourth of July with a brisk run can participate in the Rotary Club of Key West/ Crimestoppers 5K Run/Walk on Independence Day.Its planned to start at 7:30 a.m. at White Street and Atlantic Boulevard. Awards go to the top overall male and female runners, top masters male and female, and top three in 10-year age brackets. For the walkers, there will be medals to the top five males and s. After the race at 8:30 a.m., there will be a childrens run for kids ages 9 and under, with no charge. Cost for the adult run and walk is $30 on race day (under age 18 is $15). Pre-race packet pick-up and registration will be on July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at White and Atlantic. Or go to www.active.com or south ernmostrunners.com.Hemingway runRacers can compete on foot or paddleboard in the spirit of Ernest Hemingways active outdoor lifestyle during two racing challenges set for July 19.The Hemingway 5K Sunset Run and Paddleboard Race are highlights of Key Wests annual Hemingway Days festival, celebrating the life and work of the author who lived in Key West throughout the 1930s.The Lazy Dog Paddle board Race is to kick off at 6 p.m. at the Southernmost Beach, 1405 Duval St. on the Atlantic Ocean. Entrants are tasked with paddling a 3-mile ocean course before finishing back at the beach. Those who dont have their own paddleboard can rent one.The 5K run is to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the South ernmost Point, Whitehead and South streets. A post-race awards party is scheduled poolside at the Southernmost Hotel, 1319 Duval St. Paddleboard awards are to be presented to the firstthrough 10th-place male and female finishers. For participants in the 5K, awards await the top three male and female overall finishers, top three male and female masters, and top three male and female finishers in age categories ranging from 9 and under to 75 and over. A registration booth is to be open 3 to 7 p.m. race day at the Southernmost Hotel. Race packets can be picked up there. Registration is available online at www.active.com. The advance registration fee for either race is $45 per adult, $35 for military entrants and $35 for entrants under age 15. A combo rate of $75 ($65 for military) covers entry to both races. An additional $5 per person will be charged those registering on race day.RUNNING


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Cousteau reaches mission mid-pointFabien Cousteau is now well into the second half of his 31-day underwater living experiment off Key Largo. Cousteau and a team of researchers dove June 1 to the Aquarius Reef Base to study the coral reef. The base is near Conch Reef about 60 feet down. He plans to stay there 32 days.Officials with Florida International University, which operates Aquarius, say the data collected by the socalled Mission 31 team so far shows how significantly the activity of small fish on the reef is affected by large predators, which could change how those species are managed. The team also is measuring ocean acidification.Cousteau also has been holding online chats with classrooms worldwide. He has been visited actor Ian Somerhalder, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, artist Wyland and his father, JeanMichel Cousteau. Aquarius allows scientists to live and work underwater and scuba dive without needing to return to the surface or decompress.Following Cousteaus stay, astronauts will become aquanauts twice in Aquarius. NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations training activities are scheduled for July and September.A nine-day mission starting July 21 will focus on human health and behavior. A seven-day mission starting Sept. 7 will evaluate communications operations for the European Space Agency. Both missions also will experiment with technology that could be used for exploring in varying levels of gravity, from asteroids to Mars and its moons. Astronauts from NASA, Europe and Japan will participate in the missions. Cousteau and the astronauts arent the only researchers planning extended stays in an underwater Key Largo habitat. Two educators from a college in landlocked Tennessee one a 62-yearold Vietnam veteran turned biology professor and the other a 24-year-old adjunct professor plan to take a plunge Oct. 4. If all goes according to plan, Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain of Roane State Community College will reemerge 72 days later from a 600-square-foot underwater habitat that serves as the Jules Undersea Lodge. That would be a new underwater record. In 1992, Richard Presley set the mark of 69 days, 19 minutes at Jules. From the habitat, Cantrell will teach an online biology class to his students back at Roane State. And the duo will host a once-a-week live broadcast, available free online, on ocean topics. The feat should be easy considering that in 1995, ocean pioneers Scott Carpenter and Ian Koblick spoke from the habitat to astronaut Mike Gernhardt, who was aboard the space shuttle Endeavour. This report was supplemented with information from the Miami Herald.Researcher in Aquarius off Upper KeysAssociated PressKEY LARGO Photo courtesy MISSION 31Fabien Cousteau sits inside the Aquarius Reef Base, where he is studying reef fish. Living Seniors hear about pot lawsA Monday meeting for senior citizens will focus on medical marijuana. Dixie Humelsine, project director for the Monroe County Coalition, will address the issue at 10:30 a.m. at the Key Largo library, mile marker 101.4 oceanside. The coalitions mission is to foster community changes to reduce substance abuse and the consequences of substance abuse through community collaborative efforts. On Nov. 4, voters will decide on Amendment 2 to the state Constitution. The ballot question says it would allow the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and care givers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any nonmedical use, possession or production of marijuana. Last week, Gov. Rick Scott signed bills that legalizes the use of a non-euphoric strain of marijuana called Charlottes Web to treat conditions such as epilepsy, Lou Gehrigs disease and cancer. Senate Bill 1030 approves the medication and SB 1700 protects the identities of the patients who use it.The Charlottes Web law legalizes strains of marijuana that are high in cannabidiol, or CBD, but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces a high. An estimated 125,000 children in Florida suffer from severe epilepsy and their families lobbied hard to persuade reluctant legislators to open the door to limited use. It also could be used by adults. Authorized patients will be allowed access to the drug through oil or vapor form, but it may not be smoked.Onces passed, other goes to voters on Nov. 4MEDICAL MARIJUANAKeynoter Staff This is a bag of medical marijuana from California, which allows it under strict regulations.LIVING BRIEFSHelpers needed for cleanup on FridayBahia Honda State Park in the Lower Keys will host a kayakand canoe-based mangrove cleanup on Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mangroves line the north side of Bahia Honda in very shallow water, making them accessible only by kayaks and canoes. Bring your kayak or canoe, or rent one from the Coral Reef Park Co. at the park. The park will provide a boat to haul debris from the cleanup site. A personal flotation device and whistle are required. Clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty are recommended, as are a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and snacks. The park is offering free entrance for preregistered participants. To register and for more information, e-mail Brittany Burtner at Brittany.Burtner @dep.state.fl.us or call 8729807. Bahia Honda is at mile marker 36.8.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Morgan Insurance Group would like to introduce our Life & Health agent, Amy Stoky.Amy brings a high level of energy, professionalism and commitment to serve you for all of your health and life insurance needs including: Wide range of major medical insurance for individuals, families and groups. Worksite life and disability plans that are personally owned.The insurance you need. the service you expect. A price you can afford. AMY STOKY ManagerLife & Health Services amy@tmigfla.com 31 Ocean Reef Dr. C-204 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 367-4788 155 Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 (305) 872-4788 102481 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4788 THE CITY OF KEY WEST Code Compliance HearingSpecial Hearing Cases 13-57 and 13-185Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. And the regular hearingWednesday, July 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Old City Hall, 510 Greene StreetIt is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTY number at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3731 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 6-25-14Study: Great whites surgingA report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline. The study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists, published this month in the journal PLOS ONE, says the population of the notoriously elusive fish has climbed since about 2000 in the western North Atlantic. The scientists behind the study attribute the resurgence to conservation efforts, such as a federal 1997 act that prevented hunting of great whites, and greater availability of prey. The species is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The species appears to be recovering, said Cami McCandless, one of the authors. This tells us the management tools appear to be working. One of the more famous great whites in recent history is Katharine, a 2,300pounder who was tagged in Cape Code last August and spent a good portion of the spring heading south. At one point, when she was off Marathon, she turned around to go back north but then reversed herself again, heading all the way down the Keys. The latest from her satellite tracking device shows she made it past the Keys and up the gulf coast, and was in or near Texas waters, says the conservation group OCEARCH.Great whites owe much of their fearsome reputation to the movie Jaws, which was released 39 years ago. But confrontations are rare, with only 106 unprovoked white shark attacks 13 of them fatal in U.S. waters since 1916, according to data provided by the University of Florida.They are, though, ecologically critical. They are apex predators those at the top of the food chain and help control the populations of other species. That would include the gray seal, whose growing colonies off Massachusetts have provided food.You should be concerned for a good reason, said James Sulikowski, a professor of marine science at the University of New England in Portland, Maine, who was not involved in the study but noted it could help better target future conservation efforts for great whites. We need these sharks in our waters.A separate study published in PLOS ONE this month suggested that great whites also known just as white sharks are also returning to abundance in the eastern north Pacific Ocean. Theres this general pattern of where the white sharks are protected, they seem to recover, said Tobey H. Curtis, one of the authors of the Atlantic study. The elusive nature of white sharks and the lack of historical data about their population levels required the authors to rely on sightings of sharks, as opposed to other ways to count sea life, such as commercial fishing surveys and census counts, Curtis said. The research adds recent unpublished data to previously published records to establish 649 confirmed white shark sightings from 1800 to 2010. The data show that a period of decline in white shark abundance during the 1970s and 1980s has reversed, the authors said. White-shark abundance in the western North Atlantic declined by an estimated 73 percent from the early 1960s to the 1980s, the report says. Shark abundance is now only 31 percent down from its historical high estimate in 1961, the report states. The report does not provide a local estimate for the great white shark population, which some scientists say is between 3,000 and 5,000 animals. The report also illuminates where people encounter white sharks mostly between Massachusetts and New Jersey during the summer and off Florida in the winter, it says. They also migrate based on water temperature and availability of prey, and are more common along the coast than offshore, the report states.Meanwhile, Katharine is likely to end up in cooler waters than the ones off Texas.We dont know where these sharks are going, thats why were tracking them, Robert Hueter, director of the center for shark research at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. But if I was to put money on it, I would say that she would ... shes probably going to stay in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.Katharine last tracked off of TexasBy PATRICK WHITTLEAssociated PressOUR OCEAN Photo courtesy OCEARCHKatherine, a 14-foot shark weighing 2,300 pounds, is one of a dozen great whites tagged last year off Cape Cod and researchers have been tracking her movements ever since to learn about the breeding practices of the mysterious animals. Scientists say if she is pregnant, she likely wont return to Cape Code. More than 30 people from the Dolphin Research Center, the DiveBar attorney-diver organization and others cleaned up the Toms Harbor Bridge, mile marker 60.6, on June 14. More than 25 bags of trash, including rope, fishing line, cigarette butts and other debris, were collected from the bridge and surrounding area. After the cleanup, the DiveBar sponsored a barbecue at the Dolphin Research Center for the participants.CLEANER ENVIRONS Check out the wildlife refuge on footStaff at the National Key Deer Refuge in the Lower Keys has planned six guided evening nature walks throughout July and August. The free kid-friendly walks are at various locations around the refuge. Before each one, participants meet at the refuges visitor center in the Winn-Dixie plaza on Big Pine Key at 6:30 p.m. The walks last about two hours. Wear sturdy footwear and bug spray, and bring a camera or binoculars.Preregistration is required. Contact Kristie Killam at 304-9625 or send an e-mail to kristie_killam@fws.gov. Following is the schedule:July 2: Sea creatures, seabeans, stinky seaweed and shorebirds. Long Beach, Big Pine KeyJuly 9: Freshwater wetlands on Big Pine: Those attending will be listening for frogs and using dip nets to catch aquatic wildlife.July 16: Photo safari. Bring your own digital camera. Participants will be taught basic photography skills at the Blue Hole. Back at the visitor center, each child can print one picture each to take home.July 23: Seining at a boat launch (seining is a fishing method using a dragnet) to see what critters are hanging out, Big Pine Key.Aug. 6: Who, what, where and why of are whitecrowned pigeons in the Keys, No Name Key.Aug. 13: another photo safari.Guided walks are planned next 2 monthsLOWER KEYS The freshwater Blue Hole is an old abandoned rock quarry. All kinds of wildlife use it, from alligators to birds to deer. LIVING BRIEFSPolice 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.Fundraisers help Marathon familyTwo fundraisers for a Marathon family whose father and husband died in April have been planned for July. Scott van Hoesen died April 23, leaving behind his wife Tara and children Michael, 10; Lauren, 7 and Bryleigh, 5. Money raised will help them get back on their feet. The fundraisers are being organized by the Marathon Moose.On July 6, a poker run is planned. It begins at 3 p.m. at the Moose lodge and will continue to the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Brass Monkey bar.A July 13 dinner begins at 3 p.m. at the Moose lodge. Tickets for $20 include live music from 3 to 7 p.m. and dinner. There will be a raffle to win $1,000 and stays at Hawks Cay Resort and Tranquility Bay.Tickets can be purchased at the Moose lodge, the American Legion or the DAV. For further information call the Marathon at (305) 763-6062 after 3 p.m.Young actors to perform FridayThe Keys Community School of the Arts is planning a Key West performance by Monroe County youths who are going through the schools Camp Bravo performing-arts summer camp. At 7 p.m. Friday at the Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St. (Mallory Square), theyll perform Once on this Island. Cast members are ages 6 to 15. Once on this Island is an adaptation of The Little Mermaid. It tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his land, the gods of the island guide Ti Moune on a journey to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice.Seniors driving class is offeredAn AARP driver-safety class for motorists over age 50 is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at the Sheriffs Office substation on High Point Road, at mile marker 88.7There is no test or driving required and membership in AARP is not necessary. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Call instructor Mary Lou Wilkinson at 852-1620Crane Point offers locals two for oneCrane 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.


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, June 25, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd # 1098755 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Monroe County Value Adjustment Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the Marathon Government Center located at 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. This meeting is for the purpose of determining the appointment of new Private Legal Counsel for the Monroe County Value Adjustment Board pursuant to F.S. 194.015; and any other matters that may properly come before the Board. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board Published June 21, 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1098820 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 2014542 Group Life Insurance RFP 2014543 Section 125 Administration Services BID OPENING July 21, 2014 10:00 AM, MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchools.c om or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published June 21, 25, 28, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1100901 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/16/2014, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST, FL 33040-6032 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 1972 2241 CUSTOM FLEX INC. 1990 CHEV 1G1BL5476LR139563 1995 CHEV 1G1BL52W2SR110084 1997 NISS 3N1AB41D0VL028143 2000 MERC 4M2DU86P3YUJ30930 2001 CHEV 1GNDU23E21D274357 2002 CHRY 3C8FY68B22T286756 2003 KASE KM4CA14A031213643 2003 PEUG VGAS1B0EB00414313 2003 REIJ RFVPSP10X31000303 2004 CHEV 1GCEC19V34Z154821 2005 YAMA LPRSA20A45A618363 2005 Honda JH2PC37035M206899 Published June 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1100973 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442009CA000267A001PK U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR5 Plaintiff, vs. MANUEL J. MARTIN, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed June 6, 2014 and entered in Case No. 442009CA000267A001PK of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR5, is Plaintiff, and MANUEL J. MARTIN, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 15 day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 8, HARRIS OCEAN PARK ESTATE FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 139, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 9th day of June, 2014 Amy Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: Gwen Douglass As Deputy Clerk U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR5 c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, 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 seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published June 25, 2014 July 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1101568 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: CAM10113 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. FRANKIE P. SANDERS, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 13, 2014, and entered in Case No. CAM10113 of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is Plaintiff, and FRANKIE P. SANDERS, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 14th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14 LITTLE VENICE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 7 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 14th day of March, 2014. Amy Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: Tammy L. Marciel As Deputy Clerk BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, 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 seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published June 25, 2014 July 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1101745 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 44-2011-CA-000395M BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GREGG SAEGER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGG SAEGER; KEY COLONY BEACH CLUB, INC.; KEY COLONY BEACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, g rantees, creditors, and other g unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will on the 8th day of July, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Front door of the Monroe County Courthouse in Key West, Florida offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Monroe County, Florida: LOT 8 BLOCK 3, KEY COLONY BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 120, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. A ny person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 13th day of June, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, 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. A my Heavilin Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF A lexander J. Fumagali Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 Published June 25, 2014 July 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1103031 Notice of public sale: Robbies of Key West, LLC Gives notice of foreclosure of lien and intent to sell these vessels on July 11, 2014 9:00am at 7281 Shrimp Road Key West, FL 33040 Pursuant to subsection 328.17 of the Florida statutes, Robbies of Key West, LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1973 Stapleton Launch Vin # STP420140373 Published June 25, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1103152 LOST/ABANDONED PROPERTY NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took custody of a 19 White Sail Boat This vessel has no identifying numbers. The vessel was found lost/abandoned in February of 2014 on a rusty trailer, at the Marathon Yacht Club in Monroe County Pursuant to Florida Statute 705, the property will be disposed of unless a claim by the rightful owner or the lien holder is received by September 14, 2014. Send claims in writing to: FWC, Division of Law Enforcement, 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 100, Marathon, FL 33050. Attention: Officer, Jason Rafter FWC-14-OFF5277. Published June 25, 2014 July 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1104899 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 12, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: PROFESSIONAL BEACH CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND BEAUTIFICATION HIGGS BEACH KEY WEST, 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. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, June 25, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Acceptingapplicationsforthe positionofTechnician. Responsibilitiesinclude generalmaintenance&repair ofwastewatercollection systems.Pleasecontact305853-3540forapplicationand Emailyourresumeto: monroe.county@careersour cesfl.comEOEDIVE SHOP & RETAIL Some scuba dive experience preferred. F/T immediate employment for the right person. Contact Bob or Randy for application. Halls Dive Center & Career Institute, Marathon. (305) 743-5929 bbrayman@hallsdiving.com. MAKE UP TO $375 A WEEK! Key West or Big Pine Newspaper Delivery Between 5am7:30 am Must have reliable vehicle, auto insurance and valid Social Security Card. Contact Alex Rodriguez 305-522-1460 aarodriguez@keynoter.com Se Habla Espanol Florida Keys Keynoter Miami Herald el Nuevo Herald Monroe County Emergency Management Department is seeking Emergency Disaster Workers to assist during emergency events. We offer a compensation of $ 24.00 per hour with a 12-hour on and 12-hour off shifts. Training will be provided to all qualified applicants. If interested, please visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov for application, or contact John Lewinski at hr@monroecountyfl.gov. Vet. Pref. Avail.; EOE Manager KEYWESTREAL ESTATEOFFICE ImmediateOpening: REbackground/FLlicpref. MustbeaLEADER! MotivateAgentsandmanage highproducingoffice. Organized,dedicatedto producingqualityresults, meticulouswithdetails, positiveperson,andgood communicator. NOTENTRYPOSITION. 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Make a difference! Apply in person. 351 E. Ocean Dr., KCB Servers with experience Now hiring, part & full time. Apply in person to: KEY COLONY INN 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB.CASHIER 1P.M.-9.00PM 5DAYWEEK $12.00anhourtostart CRAZYBILLYSCOUNTRY STORE 74052OVERSEASHYWAY ISLAMORADAFLA.305-6641071DIVE INSTRUCTOR & RETAIL SALES Position for certified scuba instructor. Qualified candidate must have outgoing personality and ability to perform all duties associated with daily business operations. F/T position with competitive pay. Contact Bob or Randy for application. Halls Dive Center & Career Institute, Marathon. (305) 743-5929 bbrayman@hallsdiving.com OFFICE DEPOTMARATHON Now hiring: F/T & P/T IT Tech & Sales Associates. Retail experience preferred. Apply in person 4555 Overseas Hwy or call (305) 744-5811 SECURITY GUARD needed in Marathon. GREAT PAY! Call 305-684-0033 DISPATCHER NEEDED for Keys Shuttle F/T or P/T, $10/hr. 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