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Crosswalk cited for pileupWhen a crosswalk was installed across four lanes of U.S. 1 in Key Largo in April, critics including Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said it would be only a matter of time before it causes auto crashes.That prediction came true Friday morning with a four carcrash at mile marker 100 that the Florida Highway Patrol says was caused by a driver not seeing other vehicles stopped at the crosswalk. One person sustained minor injuries.Its not a matter if, but when, someone is going to be injured or killed there, Ramsay said Tuesday On June 4, Ramsay sent an e-mail to Ramon Sierra, an assistant traffic engineer with the state Department of Transportation in Miami, again stating his opposition to the crosswalk and concern about plans for another one on Big Pine Key requested by the Big Pine Academy charter school. No disrespect to you or anyone else who made the decision to do this, but you do not live here and do not know what is best for the community, Ramsay wrote. It turns out the Key Largo crosswalk was requested by the Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations, a group comprising thousands of residents who live in Key Largo subdivisions. On April 19, 2010, the federation wrote to DOT that it wants safe pedestrian crossing of northand southbound lanes of U.S. 1 between mile marker 99 and mile marker 100. It was signed by Ron Miller, then president of the federation and now a county planning commissioner. Miller could not be reached for comment Tuesday. The federation also askedDOT: Key Largo homeowners group requested the new pedestrian pathKEY LARGOBy LARRY KAHNlkahn@keynoter.com FUN AT THE BALLPARKKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWTeammates with the Upper Keys all-star squad in the Little League Age 9-10 District 8 Tournament enjoy themselves during a brief rain delay Monday at the Key Largo Community Park. The Keys club (2-1) plays a district semifinal Thursday in Miami Springs. Story, 1B Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThis 2.2-mile span of the historic Old Seven Mile Bridge leading to Pigeon Key off Marathon is slated for state Department of Transportation repair in early 2016. DOT, Monroe County and the city of Marathon collaborated last year on a $77.5 million spending plan to refurbish the iconic bridge. Story, 3APLANS BEING WRITTENFeds: Keys man illegally took sharksIn a continuing crackdown on the illicit trade of marine life in the Keys, a Little Torch Key man was charged Friday with felony conspiracy for allegedly taking bonnethead sharks from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary without a federal license. If convicted of the federal charge accusing him of violating the Lacy Act, which bans trafficking in wildlife, Charles Jamison, 74, faces up to five years in prison, a fine up to $250,000 and forfeiture of his boat and related gear. Bonnetheads grow 3 to 5 feet long and are generally considered timid. Some tropical-fish collectors want bonnetheads, part of the hammerhead family, for use in their aquariums. The U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami says juvenile bonnetheads have a market value of $350. The feds say on or around Sept. 22, 2012, Jamison harvested two bonnetheads while aboard his 17-foot Mako. Three days later, he harvested three more from Lower Keys waters, they say. According to the indictment, around Sept. 27 that year, a co-conspirator known to the United States Attorneys Office picked up four bonnetheads from Jamisons house and delivered the sharks to a commercial marine life facility on Big Pine Key. The indictment says that on Nov. 2, 2012, Jamison was paid $440.50 for two bonnetheads. A week later, the co-conspirator negotiated with Jamison for the sale of four more to be sent to an Atlanta customer. Then on Nov. 19 that year, Jamison was paid by the co-conspirator $1,344 for three bonnetheads. The names of the co-conspirator and the Big Pine marine-life center arent contained in the indictment, signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas WattsFitzgerald, whos prosecuted Keys marine-life cases in the past. Jamison pleaded not guilty June 27.Bonnetheads were headed to Atlanta, conspiracy chargedCRIME FRONTKeynoter StaffSee Sharks, 2A See Crosswalk, 2AHeavy crowds expected for the 4thTheres no better place to enjoy a bit of sun, fun and Fourth of July fireworks than the Florida Keys.Thats no secret, as tourism officials and hoteliers say rooms are booked up and down the Keys in anticipation of the always-busy holiday, which this year makes for a three-day weekend.Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, said bookings have been ahead of pace for July and August and that the Fourth weekend would likely be no different.We base everything on the reports after the weekend, but the Fourth of July is generally a good weekend and with the holiday being on a Friday, thatll make it a nice long weekend, she said.Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Craig Cope agreed with the importance of the holiday falling on a Friday. I would assume the Keys would be sold out. First of all, its the Fourth of July and it happens to fall on a Friday, which gives everyone an extra day, he said.Cope said the chamber would have a better idea after today about how many rooms are left in the Upper Keys.We have a staff member that calls all hotels on Wednesday and many start faxing in their information. Its one of the most common questions. About half of the people that visit our center dont have reservations, he said.Rooms filling up throughout Florida KeysBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comINDEPENDENCE DAYCounty budget: Costs keep going upA draft Monroe County budget based on a more than 5 percent hike in property taxes was grounded before takeoff Monday. Thats a big jump, County Commissioner George Neugent said of the suggested 5.27 percent increase over the rollback rate in the unincorporated countys property tax rate. Without taking specific action to cut the draft 201415 budget of $441 million, commissioners urged County Administrator Roman Gastesi to try again.The rollback number should be no more than 3 percent, County Mayor Sylvia Murphy said to general agreement on the board. Rollback is the rate necessary to raise the same number of tax dollars as in the current fiscal year. Costs keep going up, Gastesi said. Were trying to keep the budget low but at some point were going to have to raise a little more in taxes. The 5.27 percent increase used for discussion at Mondays meeting in Marathon would generate an estimated $80.6 million in property-tax revenue. That would be $3.5 million more than the current year, but below the $85.3 million produced in 2009 and 2010. The rest of the budgetCommission gets first look at preliminary costsCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Budget, 2ASee Holiday, 2A
for a crosswalk at Trade winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4. It didnt happen in a vacuum, Sierra said of the new crosswalk. While acknowledging the widespread criticism of the Key Largo crosswalk, Sierra said hes received letters thanking the agency for installing it. We cant lose sight of the fact that there is pedestrian traffic and there are businesses there, he said. You have tourists who stay on one side of the road and utilize the businesses on the other side. In Fridays crash, troopers say Gregory Ekblom, 54, of Tavernier, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 pickup northbound and the light at the crosswalk was flashing yellow to allow two pedestrians to walk through the crosswalk. Three other autos were stopped at the crosswalk. Ekblom looked away as he was approaching and struck the rear of a 2010 Nissan 370Z driven by James Pearson, 68, of Tavernier. Pearsons car then was pushed into the rear of a 2004 Mustang driven by Susanne Bloy, 60, of Key Largo. She, in turn, was pushed into the rear of a 2009 BMW 328i driven by Joaquin Miranda, 55, of Key Largo. Bloy received minor injuries and was taken to Mariners Hospital. Ekblom was given a ticket for careless driving. DOT installed the crosswalk, where there is no intersection, less than a mile from an existing one at a traffic light.Sierra said the new crosswalk is needed because it may only be 600 feet from the light, but when its 90 degrees outside and people have to walk down, you have to take that into consideration.The agency spent $20,000 to install it. The crosswalk has flashing yellow lights that activate when a pedestrian pushes a button. Traffic is supposed to stop until the pedestrian has made it safely to the other side.DOT: Crosswalk wasnt secretFrom Crosswalk, 1A KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, July 2, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.9182 THURS.9382 FRI.9382 SAT.9382 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms. 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Eric Burman, 60, faces a possible sentence of up to five years in prison, supervised release of up to three years and a fine of up to $250,000. According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, Burman was president and the sole director of a Florida corporation with its principal place of business in Pompano Beach. Burman, through the business, was engaged in the wholesale commercial seafood industry, including the export of live Florida spiny lobster to the seafood market in China. The feds say that in August and September 2010, Burman and others purchased spiny lobster from harvesters in Monroe County without creating and providing to the harvesters and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission trip tickets reflecting the transaction. Thereafter, a co-conspirator of Burman caused the lobster to be transported to the corporate business premises in Pompano Beach for packing and shipping in foreign commerce. The lobster would ultimately be transported from the business in Pompano Beach to a commercial airfreight carrier at Miami International Airport for export from the United States to Hong Kong, China. HEADSTONESCRYPT FRONTS CUSTOM DESIGNSMAUSOLEUM CONSTRUCTION 305-294-2528ATLAS MEMORIALSMM 10 Big Coppitt Key 8 am to 5 pm Appts. Avail.comes from things such as grants, fees and state revenue sharing. Gastesi had planned to increase county employees salaries by 3.5 percent in a mix of merit raises and costof-living hikes but eliminated those in the budget presented Monday. We took it out, for now. The budget was too high, he said. But we would like to put it back in.Numbers could change significantly after official property values are released this week. The budget was prepared using conservative revenue estimates that will become more tangible in coming months, Gastesi said.On June 11, Gastesi cautioned commissioners that current budgets were uncertain because of overdue updates in financial records kept by the Monroe County Clerk of the Court Office. Some numbers are a little stale but are getting better, Gastesi said Monday. The clerk has done an amazing job over the last couple of days.The proposed budget lists $121.4 million for general operations in departments overseen by the County Commission, and $128.2 million for capital improvements.The Monroe County Sheriffs Office ($53.35 million) and the Tourist Development Council ($43.89 million) are other large departments.The countys infrastructure sales tax, which is shared by Florida Keys cities, is expected to hit a record $29.4 million this year.County commissioners will look over a revised budget plan July 16 before setting the maximum tax rate for the coming year during July 24 and 25 meetings in Key West.After the county determines its highest possible property tax rate under the state Truth in Millage Act, the budget and tax rate can be lowered before final adoption of tax rates on Sept. 11.Raises wanted, not guaranteedFrom Budget, 1A The crackdown on illegally trading in Keys marine life became apparent in 2011, when federal authorities raided the former Key Marine on Grassy Key. Several people, either with or without connections to Key Marine, have been prosecuted since. For example, a Romulus, Mich., man was sentenced in April to five months in federal custody after pleading guilty in connection with what the feds called Operation Rock Bottom. Joseph Franko, 35, admitted taking nurse sharks from the Keys and juvenile alligators from the Big Cypress National Preserve. Also in April, Idaho Aquarium Inc. was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $50,000 toward Keys marine restoration projects. Two of its former officers had tried to buy protected eagle rays and lemon sharks in a case linked to Key Marine.Shark case just the latestFrom Sharks, 1A Key Largo is the site of Fourth of July parade that begins at 10 a.m. and runs from mile marker 98 to 100. The chamber will host a free family-oriented picnic with a water slide, dunk tank, food, ice cream and more at the former Rowells Marina.In Key West, Banana Bay Resort and Marina and sister hotel Key West Bayside Inn and Suites are largely booked, according to General Manager Amir Makram.Weve got three rooms at Banana Bay on Thursday, but theyll be gone real quick, Makram said of the 47-room resort on North Roosevelt Boulevard. We sold out last year, too, he added. Everyone wants to come down to Key West. On the weather front, National Weather Service Senior Forecaster Alan Albanese says temperatures should reach highs of around 90 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a 10 percent to 30 percent chance of any rain or thunderstorms. The bulk of the time it will be dry and lows in the upper 70s or lower 80s, he said. As always, a busy Keys holiday weekend in will mean a significant increase in law enforcement presence on the road and water. Were going to have extra officers out doing patrols and DUI enforcement. We hope people will use due care and discretion, Sheriff Rick Ramsay said. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Bobby Dube said the agency cancelled all of our officers days off surrounding the Fourth of July. Were on a minimum of 10-hour shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, he said.That means FWC patrol boats will be on the lookout for drunk and reckless boaters. Well be in the highprofile areas or high-boatingactivity areas, Dube said.Holiday weather to be steamyFrom Holiday, 1AHeavilin: We are humanAccounting issues that raised red flags throughout Monroe County government weeks ago are getting fixed, Clerk of the Court Amy Heavilin said Monday. I know there were a lot of e-mails and a lot of misinformation, Heavilin told Monroe County commissioners at a budget meeting Monday.There are issues we are going to work on, Heavilin said, particularly timeliness.The clerk acknowledged that some accounts overseen by her office were behind on updates. Some of that was because of information provided late by county departments or outside contractors, she said. Some budget updates posted in a lump sum are being revised to reflect the months in which they occurred, she said. Payroll has been a big topic, Heavilin said. There are mistakes that do occur. We are human also. At times we make mistakes and that was one of them.Heavilin said the clerks office was able to complete its state-required Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the June 30 deadline.Although understaffed this year, our staff that was able to work on it did a phenomenal job, she said. The elected clerk of the court legally serves as controller for Monroe County.COUNTY COMMISSION Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWDOT says the Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations requested the crosswalk more than four years ago. Prison for tax fraudA Naples man was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison Tuesday for filing false tax returns using dead peoples personal information in a case rooted in Key West. U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez imposed the sentence on Victor Martinez Pantoja, 23. According to court documents, last Nov. 21, Pantoja met with two undercover FBI agents at the Courtyard by Marriott in Key West and negotiated a deal to cash fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury income tax refund checks. Pantoja provided the agents with three checks totaling $27,263 and received $20,500 in return during a Nov. 26 follow-up meeting in Davie. Pantoja produced six more checks for the agents on that date totaling $35,547. According to an FBI affidavit related to the investigation, Pantoja provided agents with a counterfeited Florida drivers license and Social Security card for each corresponding Treasury check. He claimed to have access to hundreds of the checks. The scheme apparently worked by Pantoja filing fraudulent tax returns using the identities of people who died in the previous tax year. Pantoja told the FBI he obtained the deceased individuals identities from the Internet.The U.S. Department of Justice says Pantoja previously pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money and one county of aggravated identify theft. Pantojas Miami-area lawyer, Marc Seitles, in December accused the FBI of manufacturing crime to get Pantoja.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comIN THE COURTSCops: Meth lab kept rollingTwo Key West men are in the Monroe County jail, charged early Saturday with operating a meth lab out of a van on Stock Island.The vans owner, 47year-old John Day, whom jail records say is a sailboat rigger, and Scott Gunter, 24, listed as a laborer, are charged with production and manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gunter is also charged with possession of marijuana.The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says its Special Investigations Unit received information the pair might be making and selling meth in the Stock Island area in an old van. Deputy Sean Moran and Reserve Deputy Jon Doughtry were in the area of the Tom Thumb convenience store on Stock Island at 1:20 a.m. when they spotted an old van with its back doors open and two men standing behind it. As they pulled up, one of the men threw something into a dumpster, Deputy Becky Herrin said. She said it turned out to be a pill bottle with someone elses name on it; it had 64 pills inside that were later identified as Risperi done, an antipsychotic drug.Sgt. Evan Calhoun then arrived and asked Day if he could search van; he said yes, Herrin said. Found inside were various chemicals and bottles of liquid commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, she said. Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit responded and confirmed the men had been operating a rolling meth lab.Day is being held in lieu of $112,000 bond, Gunter on $113,000 bond.CRIME FRONT DAY GUNTERKeynoter StaffMurphy: You blew itA last-ditch effort by Court Options Inc. to keep the contract for handling Monroe Countys misdemeanor probation and diversion programs proved futile Monday. Monroe County commissioners refused to reopen the bidding process so Court Options could seek a new contract after missing the deadline to submit a proposal. Commissioners formally awarded the new contract to Professional Probation Services, the top choice of a selection committee of local court and legal staff. Of all the people involved in this whole mess, Court Options was the one at fault, County Mayor Sylvia Murphy told Court Options executives. Any contract has an ending date. Somebody in your company blew it. Court Options Chief Operating Officer Eddy Lacasa said his firms review of the countys request-for-proposals process identified a number of issues, things that were not followed. I could speak for an hour on the deficiencies that occurred.Primary among them, he said, was that a representative from the County Attorneys Office did not vote on the ranking process. Lacasa called that a fatal flaw.Assistant County Attorney Pedro Mercado said there might have been an irregularity in the process but not one that requires the selection to be summarily dismissed. Court Options, which drew plaudits from the countys legal system for its local work since 2007, said it expected county staff to alert them when the new bidding process opened. The firms executives did not see local legal ads on the contract or an email sent by a county contracting company.COUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com HEAVILINKeynoter Staff Keys InfoNet.com
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com County gives developer roadIn exchange for getting a section of Peninsular Avenue on Stock Island, Oceanside Marina developers vowed to keep a waterfront area open to the public during the day. That was a deal made Wednesday by Monroe County commissioners who agreed, 3-1, to abandon a section of Peninsular Avenue between the Oceanside Marina and the countys soon-to-be-sold Hickory House land. The net effect will be that the waterfront along the entire Hickory House property and this road will have waterfront access open to the public, which does not exist today, said Pritam Singh, speaking for the Oceanside Investors group. Oceanside Investors has a pending agreement with the county to buy the oneacre Hickory House site for $2 million in order to build a restaurant and other waterfront facilities. Commissioner Danny Kolhage cast the lone vote against abandoning the section of Peninsular Avenue, about 200 feet long. Lets describe it the way it is, Kolhage said. The reason were here is the sale of Hickory House, and [Oceanside Investors] wants that road, as well. The abandoned road section will be split between the only two affected property owners: The Oceanside Marina and the county, which will soon transfer its half to Oceanside Investors. To close the road under county law, commissioners determined the public right of way does not end on open water and does not disrupt existing public access to water. Assistant County Attorney Pedro Mendoza said County Attorney Bob Shillinger concluded the county is within its rights to determine the harbor shoreline there does not lead to open water, since the area has been dredged from its natural state to form a basin that is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the [Oceanside Marina] property. The growth of protected mangroves at the road end shows no public access to water has existed there in quite some time, the opinion says. Kolhage scoffed, If this is not open water, then we do not have such a thing in this county. Commissioner Heather Carruthers said an ironclad agreement with Oceanside must ensure the publics right to view the water from the planned boardwalk at no cost. Singh said he strives to maintain public access to his projects, and is happy to add an access provision that binds future owners. The marina will be allowed to limit access to the area after dark. R.L. Blazevic, a Key West resident for 55 years, said in public comment that the county should use the Hickory House property for a fishing and swimming dock. Generations of children will lose access to Keys waters if it goes to private ownership, Blazevic said. In voting against the road abandonment, Kolhage said the county is giving away a large piece of public property to development, and I have a problem with that.... I do not see a benefit to the general public. Commissioner George Neugent said there is public good to improving the essentially abandoned Hickory House property.Caveat: Public access required in the daytimeSTOCK ISLAND Bridge rehab could start in 2016An agreement struck last year between Monroe County, the city of Marathon and the state Department of Transportation to save a portion of the historic Old Seven Mile Bridge could start bearing fruit in early 2016.DOT spokeswoman Sandra Bello said the agency is currently in the design phase to refurbish the 2.2mile section of the span leading to Pigeon Key offshore of Marathon. The anticipated estimated construction dates are March 2016 to September 2017, Bello said. In addition, the department will continue with the routine inspections and maintenance to guarantee the safety of pedestrians. Bello said DOT has an agreement in place with Monroe County, which in turn has a separate agreement with the city of Marathon for the project. Working together isnt always easy among Keys entities, so the deal to get the iconic bridge repaired was considered a huge victory. It appeared to materialize quickly, though officials were working behind the scenes for some time. The Monroe Country Commission gave final approval to the $77.5 million spending plan to repair the bridge before a packed Marathon Government Center meeting room in December. The following evening, the Marathon City Council voiced unanimous support for the plan.The bridge has been closed to auto traffic and fishing for years because the state Department of Trans portation has deemed it unsafe.As proposed, DOT would pay $57.2 million toward the cost over 30 years and retain ownership of the bridge. Monroe Countywould pitch in $14.24 million and Marathon $5.34 million. The money would finance everything from a couple of repaintings to repairing the deck to building a new ramp to Pigeon Key FDOT does not anticipate changing the bridge aesthetically; we will just be repairing and restoring the bridge, Bello said of expected design. Bello said its unclear whether fishing would again be allowed from the bridge, but that it would be clear to handle mild vehicular traffic. The purpose of this project is to restore safe access to Pigeon Key. The structural capacity of the bridge will be restored to support pedestrian load, typical emergency and service vehicles, and a small passenger shuttle vehicle, she said.Old Seven work would last a year and a halfBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMIDDLE KEYSAs expected, Vitas out as city managerAs expected, the Key West City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to terminate former Manager Bob Vitas without cause after two years on the job. The commission voted unanimously though some were hesitant to pay him roughly $97,826 in severance, plus accrued sick and annual leave. The buyout includes 18 weeks of pay at $64,177, $1,250 for a car allowance and $4,465 cash in lieu of continued health insurance coverage. Vitas also earned $27,935 in paid sick and leave time. Commissioner Tony Yaniz was unforgiving despite the former manager not attending Mondays special meeting. He said its important to cut out the disease so the patient can recover. I believe we do have just cause to terminate him. However, having talked to staff, we need to put this sad chapter behind us and move forward. Were cutting our losses and moving forward here, he said. The just cause to which Yaniz referred was Vitas decision to offer retiring Assistant Manager David Fernandez a five-year contract, beginning today, as the citys utilities director. The proposed deal would have paid Fernandez $113,000, nearly double what former director Jay Gewin earned. The commission heeded City Attorney Shawn Smiths advice on Monday, taking no action on the proposed contract. Smith told the commission it is void. Fernandez drew plenty of criticism himself Monday. Several commissioners praised his 28 years of service to the city while others intimated it would be best if he retires today as planned. Commissioner Billy Wardlow placed blame on Fernandez for what he calls poor morale among city staffers. From what Ive heard, theyre basically scared of David, he said. I have rarely had a staff member give me a positive comment about Mr. Fernandez, Yaniz added. Also on Monday, the commission named Smith acting city manager for a term that was likely to end within 24 hours. Mayor Craig Cates called for a special meeting prior to Tuesdays regular commission meeting to consider an interim contract for former Manager Jim Scholl, who retired in July 2012. According to the proposed contract, Scholl would be paid $180,000 per year. At the commissions June 17 meeting, Vitas drew heated criticism from several commissioners about the Fernandez offer. He was scrutinized for executing the contract without consulting the citys legal department. Smith says city policy requires such legal review. Mondays meeting was originally called to hold a vote of confidence or no confidence for Vitas, but seeing the writing on the wall, he signed the separation agreement late last week. Vitas was hired on June 19, 2012, and earned $185,400 per year; his contract ran until June 2015.Scholl returns, Fernandez deal is deemed voidBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY WEST VITASBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgThe old bridge has been closed to auto traffic and fishing for years because the state Department of Trans portation has deemed it unsafe.
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, July 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALWomen lose with justices rulingLETTERS TO THE EDITORDont delay sewer systemReef Relief continues our work of using the best available science to educate the public and policymakers to achieve conservation, protection and restoration of coral reef ecosystems. The most critical issue facing all of us today is water quality. We fight to combat pollution in our oceans and negative effects of climate change, but without clean water, all of our work with regard to restoration and conservation are only delaying the loss of our coral reef ecosystems. This is why Reef Relief, along with many other local, state, federal and private entities, have worked so hard toward creating a Keyswide sewer system. We should all be proud of the work we have accomplished in this matter. Reef Relief would like to thank everyone involved in the implementation of the Keyswide sewer system. It is imperative that our inefficient septic tanks are no longer allowed to leach human waste into our nearshore waters. We would also like to thank all homeowners for cooperating with this process, as we are well aware of the financial burden. So here we are, almost to the finish line of what once seemed a daunting task. With this said, we would like to state our position regarding the issue of shallow injection wells at the advanced wastewater treatment facility on Cudjoe Key and all construction and development within the Florida Keys Barrier Reef Ecosystem.Reef Relief supports the timely completion and activation of the facility planned for Cudjoe Key. Every delay in the completion and activation of the facility is counterproductive to the goal we have all worked so tirelessly to accomplish. It is extremely important that we cross the finish line of providing sewer service to all the Florida Keys.Mill McCleary For the board Reef Relief Key WestSay no to shallow wellsLast Stand is strongly opposed to disposal of treated sewage into shallow wells at the as yet unfinished Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. In letters to the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and each Monroe County commissioner, the Keyswide environmental group cited state regulations, insufficient treatment and danger to sea life as reasons why the plant should be required to pump its waste 2,500-3,000 feet below the surface into the Boulder Zone. Florida Administrative Code sets tough maximum standards for nitrogen and phosphorus that will not be met by the Cudjoe plant. This is a very strict, special rule for Florida outstanding waters like the Florida Keys, and FKAAs published numbers are far above the limits the law imposes.Last Stand will help any way we can to encourage county commissioners to find the $6 million to $8 million needed for the deep well. Taxpayers voted to pay an extra one-cent infrastructure sales tax for exactly this kind of expenditure and now is the time to do it, before the plant even begins to treat sewage.The deep-well technology is required, and if the Cudjoe plant is allowed to go into operation sometime in early 2015 using only shallow wells, the cost for a deep well would be even greater when the estimated 10,000 residential units are finally hooked up and the million-gallona-day threshold is surpassed.We strongly support the Dig Deep Cudjoe coalition, formed specifically to ensure that Lower Keys wastewater will go deep and not into our nearshore waters. If enough of us contact our county commissioners and the FKAA, we can all work together to accomplish the right thing for the environment. Deep-well injection systems are already in place in Key West and Key Largo, while smaller shallow-injection well plants operate on Stock Island, Marathon and at some businesses and private residences. Naja Girard, president Last Stand Key WestLimit growth moreThe Islamorada Village Council is presiding over the greatest betrayal of the values of this small fishing community since its inception in 1997. We formed for one main reason: To stop big business from buying up the land, forcing the small business owners out, and making this special area just another business opportunity for the chains.The most shocking and disappointing action they have taken has been the refusal to let us vote on new measures to control growth. They dont even want to give us the chance to vote. Remember that when they ask for your vote.Stop the growth. Fix up what is here. Limit the size of new construction! Quit permitting large projects by combining properties. Wake up. Darel Pruett IslamoradaKeep cleanups goingI applaud Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsays efforts to clean up the Keys, especially his personal involvement in this volunteer effort. I was appalled recently to witness a recycling truck spewing paper and cardboard litter all over U.S. 1 while carrying its load up to the landfill. It is bad enough to witness tourists and residents willfully discarding trash, but to see a vehicle designated to professionally handle trash collection so flagrantly spoil our community character has raised my ire. This incident was witnessed June 20 around 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 adjacent to the Pink Plaza in Key Largo. I encourage the sheriff to keep up his efforts in his cleanup campaign. Harold Pinder Key LargoMake probe transparentThe following are excerpts from Florida Statute 406:The medical examiner shall conduct, for the purpose of determining the cause of death, examinations and investigations. In addition, the medical examiner shall adhere to all requests made by the state attorney, in the furtherance of determining the cause of death.Furthermore, the medical examiner shall obtain evidence necessary for forensic examinations. It appears that the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office may not have adhered to the law. An inspector generals investigation may find the medical examiners office to be disorganized, inefficient and hampered by mismanagement.Given the nature of serious allegations surrounding Charles Eimers death in Key West after he was subdued by police and its possible law-enforcement cover-up, many are disappointed that our state attorney hasnt assumed a leadership role so that her constituents might be presented with an authentic Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation and autopsy report.Based on specific and detailed evidence, the integrity and credibility of both investigations appear to be seriously flawed and compromised.Its apparent from the start that the FDLE investigation violated the agencys own protocols and policies regarding how to conduct a bona fide investigation.Presenting the findings of these untoward investigations as fact to a grand jury constitutes a fraud. The state attorney is required to present all of the evidence. The state attorney is required to dutiful make certain that the findings presented to the grand jury are extracted from a valid, impartial, and complete examination of all the facts. So far this has not been done. The state attorney is aware that it has not been accomplished.There are several credible eyewitnesses, along with possible crucial testimony and other evidence, that may have been left out of the FDLE investigation. This evidence wasnt available to the medical examiner during the Eimers autopsy. As in most of these cases, the real crimes often occur when a police department attempts to cover up the event being examined. Theres plenty of hard evidence indicating that there may have been crimes committed when attempting to obfuscate the truth. I proffer an urgent appeal to our state attorney to immediately initiate an independent investigation into Eimers death and its possible cover-up. John Donnelly Key LargoIn allowing some employers to ignore the law that requires insurance coverage for contraception, the Supreme Court on Monday endowed corporations with new rights and, at the same time, discounted the importance of healthcare in the lives of individual Americans.The courts narrow 5-4 decision lets certain closely held corporations like Hobby Lobby off the hook regarding a hotly contested provision of the Affordable Care Act. Companies like family businesses, in which there is no essential difference between the business and its owners, dont have to provide female workers with comprehensive insurance coverage for contraception, the court said.The harmful impact of this ruling will fall primarily on women, who have often been shortchanged on insurance coverage in a variety of ways. First, it will deny them equal access to health-care coverage. How many, no one can say for certain, but surely the number will grow as other businesses seek to benefit from the ruling. One of the supporting briefs for denying any exclusion for contraceptives argued that many women cannot afford the most effective means of birth control and that the law as written reduces unintended pregnancies and abortions. Second, it opens the door for challenges by other employers seeking either the same exclusion on religious grounds, or those seeking to broaden the grounds for exclusion. And, of course, it will make health-care coverage more expensive for women who will now have to buy contraception coverage on their own. The majority decision written by Justice Samuel Alito was, as dissenting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued, breathtaking in scope. Alito cited the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, which sets a high bar for having the government interfere with a persons exercise of religion.But this is the first time the court has recognized a company raising a legal claim in this area, thus giving corporations expanded rights to claim religious exemptions.As Ginsburg pointed out, some will argue that the ruling allows corporations to opt out of any law that they deem incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs.To boot, Alitos suggested remedy may not be much help. He pointed to an arrangement under which certain nonprofit religious organizations churches and religious orders, for example are allowed to claim exemptions from contraceptive coverage. The insurance company then becomes responsible for paying claims for this type of coverage. The problem with the solution is that it is being challenged in court by many of those same churches and organizations. Lawyers for a group of nuns argued that the women objected because they cannot deputize a third party to sin on their behalf. The courts latest ruling puts it on a slippery slope to agree to such claims. When the Civil Rights Act was enacted in 1964, it was challenged by companies and individuals seeking exceptions for a variety of reasons. The Supreme Court justices of that era consistently held that the right to rent a hotel room or be served a meal in a restaurant should not be restricted in any way. This court has now allowed a big exception to the right of equal access to health care, diminishing the importance of that right and the vital role it plays in the lives and well-being of individuals and families. Miami Herald Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. New laws running the spectrum take effectOn Tuesday, the states record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget went into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.The laws range from the Florida GI Bill that is intended to make Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation to lowering college costs and banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.Also as of Tuesday, the private information of people involved with animal research at public research facilities will no longer be public, insurance companies will be prohibited from denying coverage or increasing rates based on a customers gun ownership, and the states unpaid poet laureate position will no longer be a lifetime appointment. A measure (SB 156) to reduce the cost of motor vehicle registration fees goes into effect Sept. 1, while another 34 bills including one (HB 59) that creates new penalties for those who harm an unborn child at any stage of development become law Oct. 1.For the year, lawmakers sent 255 bills to Scott, with just one getting vetoed: SB 392, which would have allowed the Florida Depart ment of Transportation to raise the speed on some highways by 5 mph.Here are highlights of the laws that took effect Tuesday.HB 5001, the spending plan, the largest in state history, spreads around a hefty surplus, adding new money to public schools, state colleges and universities, environmental projects and child welfare while leaving room for about $500 million in tax and fee cuts that are already being used as a centerpiece for Scotts re-election campaign.HB 7015, called the Florida GI Bill, provides university tuition waivers for veterans, pays for military and guard base improvements, is expected to help increase employment opportunities for veterans and allocates $1 million a year to sell the state to veterans. The more than $30 million package requires Visit Florida to spend $1 million a year on marketing aimed at veterans and allocate another $300,000 to a new nonprofit corporation, Florida is for Veterans Inc. that would be used to encourage veterans to move to Florida and promote the hiring of veterans.SB 864 requires school districts to set up a process through which parents can contest the selection of certain textbooks and classroom materials.SB 1642, related to the new tests from American Institutes for Research being instituted in the 2014-15 school year. That plan, modeled on a blueprint developed by Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, would simplify the formula for grading schools. It would also do away with the penalties schools could currently receive for the grades assigned in the 2014-15 school year a plan meant to provide a transition year as schools adjust to the new standards and tests.HB 732 aims to reduce the cost of college by revamping the formula that determines how much families pay for the Florida Prepaid College Program.HB 851 allows students who attend secondary school in Florida for at least three years prior to graduation to qualify for in-state tuition, regardless of their immigration status. The law also rolls back the ability of state universities to increase tuition without the approval of the Legislature.HB 313 establishes a pilot program that would lead to some public elementaryschool students being separated into boys-only and girls-only classes.SB 224 bans the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors, similar to bans on sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products.HB 5203 creates the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program at the Department of Health to distribute about $60 million a year to cancer centers.HB 709 requires the Division of Emergency Management to develop a shelter program for people with Alzheimers and other memory-related diseases.SB 424 prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage or increase rates based on customers owning guns or ammunition.HB 523 allows tax collectors offices to handle concealed-weapon license applications.HB 525 expands a public-records exemption that shields the identities of people who apply for and receive concealed-carry licenses from the state.HB 629 gives consumers more information about what charities are doing with their contributions especially those that raise large amounts of money. The law bars groups that broke laws in other states from soliciting money in Florida.Hundreds passed, just one vetoed by the governorBy JIM TURNERNews Service of FloridaSTATE LEGISLATURE
The Marathon City Council has scrapped any plans to incorporate a dog park into ongoing Oceanfront Park improvements behind City Hall on the oceanfront at the end of 98th Street. Instead, the council decided at its meeting June 24 to upgrade the citys dog park at the Rotary Childrens Park at U.S. 1 and 75th Street. Longtime users of the de facto dog park behind City Hall complained to the council at its April 8 meeting about the possibility of the city building a fenced-in area for their dogs. The dog owners prefer to let their animals continue to run free, but the council passed the buck to its advisory Parks and Recreation Committee to meet with the group and offer its advice. It turns out committee members didnt have the best experience when they visited the area on June 12. According to a June 19 memo to the council from Parks and Recreation Director Jimmy Schmidt, committee members recounted individual incidences of being charged by large unleashed dogs at Oceanfront Park. Although there were no injuries, based on these frightening experiences, they concluded that letting dogs run free at that park deters visitors from using its amenities, Schmidt wrote. The city has installed kayak docks and a recreational trail, among other features, in the back portion of its 10-acre property. According to Schmidt, the committee recommended that the existing but never enforced leash law be diligently enforced and that any type of dog park be omitted from Oceanfront Park improvement plans. Public Works Manager Carlos Solis said hes already had new sand distributed at the park and is waiting to install a pump to repair an irrigation system there. The pump has been out of service I think for seven years. I dont want to start [installing new] sod until I know the irrigation is 100 percent, Solis said. The important thing is we slapped a Band-Aid on [the Rotary dog park] last year and that fell off. Theres a need for the dog park. The people at Oceanfront cant be there without a leash right now. Lets make [the dog park] usable, Vice Mayor Chris Bull said. Interim City Manager Mike Puto said the city is working with the nonprofit Friends of Marathon Dog Park on suggested upgrades to the facility. That group was responsible for seeing the park built and opened in January 2010. Puto said the city would fund whatever improvements are made, which he said would not exceed $10,000. Its in the realm of what I can spend [without council approval] and the board gave us full permission to proceed on, he said. Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.Those with bachelors or associates degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after factoring in the cost of higher education, according to a report released June 24 by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The study, by economists Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz, also found that a degree is still a good investment for college grads whose jobs dont require college. About a third of all college graduates remain underemployed for most of their careers.A person with a bachelors degree can expect to earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with just a high school diploma, the report said. And someone with an associates degree will bring in $325,000 more than someone with a high school education. The study used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Rising tuition costs, surging student debt levels and an increase in unemployment rates among new grads since the recession have caused some to question the value of higher education. The New York Fed study is just the latest to say that a degree is a good investment. A Pew Research Center report from earlier this year said young adults with college degrees make more money, have lower rates of unemployment and are less likely to be living in poverty than those with just a high school education. The New York Fed report said that between 1970 and 2013, those with a four-year bachelors degree earned an average of about $64,500 per year, while those with a twoyear associates degree earned about $50,000 per year and those with only a high school diploma earned $41,000 per year. After subtracting tax benefits and average financial aid awards, the researchers said a bachelors degree cost about $122,000 in 2013, while an associates degree cost $43,700. Those numbers take into account that students held off earning money from a job to go to school. The study used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Education Department and The College Board. Even college graduates stuck in jobs that dont typically require higher education, such as coffee shop baristas or clothing store cashiers, have more earnings power than those with just a high school diploma, the report concluded. That suggests that even in those jobs, college graduates are paid more than workers with just a high school diploma. Recent graduate KatieBeth Vornberger thinks her degree will eventually pay off. The 24-year-old graduated from George Mason University in May with $20,000 in debt, even though she worked part-time to help pay for some of the tuition. Shes currently working in a paid summer internship where she helps a consulting company in Fairfax, Va., manage their social media accounts. She said she is earning about $4 more an hour than the job she had before graduating, which she attributes to having a degree. Im hoping it turns into a full-time position, said Vornberger. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com JULYTax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR Local Business Taxes may be renewed July 1, 2014. The 2014 Business tax expires September 30, 2015 and becomes delinquent on October 1, 2014. July 31stis the last day to pay your 1st Installment for 2014 Taxes. The lobster sport season begins @ 12:01 AM on July 30thand ends at 12:00 Midnight on July 31st. The bag limit for Monroe County is 6 per person per day. Effective September 1stFloridas Vehicle Registration fees will be reduced; registrants due for renewal prior to September may wish to renew for one year instead of opting for a biennial registration. 2013 Tax Certificate Sale was a success with 2,274 certificates sold in the amount of $7,972,373.43 The Tax Collectors Offices throughout the Keys will be closed Friday July 4th for the holiday. Hammock House Thrift Boutique$5 bag Blow Out Yard SaleSat. July 5th 8am to NoonBehind St. Columba at 451 W. 52nd St. MarathonHousehold goods, clothing, decorating items, jewelry St. Columba 305-743-6412 BusinessDegree still worth it?Despite massive debt, earnings will overcomeBy JOSEPH PISANIAssociated PressSTUDENT DEBTNo matter how much debt you have, its still worth it, a new study says. BUSINESS BRIEFS3 from Keys tapped for Visit FloridaThree members of the Florida Keys tourism industry have been selected for annual terms to serve on Visit Floridas marketing committees as of Tuesday.They are Kasey Harris, sales manager at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina; Stacey Mitchell, director of sales for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council; and Andy Newman, who directs media relations for the TDC through his NewmanPR firm. Harris is to serve on the Promotions Committee, Mitchell on International and Newman on Communications.Visit Florida is the states public-private advertising agency responsible for Floridas tourism marketing program and serves as the states official source for travel planning to visitors across the globe. Village mayor not seeking re-electionIslamorada Mayor Ted Blackburn will not seek a second two-year term on the Village Council, he said. Blackburn based his decision primarily on the progress of the villages $130 million wastewater system, which began pumping sewage to Key Largos treatment plant at mile marker 100.5 last week. There are still many aspects of the project that must be completed by mid2015, but Blackburn calls the sewage transmission a milestone considering all the money and work that went into even getting the project started. He is also satisfied that the village was able to recently pay $8 million of the more than $11 million it owes the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District for using its treatment plants capacity. Were far enough along now that I feel good about exiting, Blackburn said. Blackburn, 65, said another reason he is not seeking reelection is to spend more time with his family and visit his grandchildren. For me, its been very time consuming, Blackburn said. I havent been able to see my family as much as I should. Thats my fault, not the jobs fault. So far, Paul Bates, a hotelier with a history of legal battles with the village, is the only candidate to file for Blackburns Seat 4 on the dais. Blackburn first served on the council as an appointee in 2010 after then-Commissioner Bob Johnson stepped down just months into his term. Blackburn won his first election in 2012. Official qualifying for the ballot is when the village clerk determines if candidates meet all legal requirements to get on the ballot, such as residency and not being convicted felons. In Islamorada, qualifying for Village Council hopefuls runs from noon Aug. 12 to noon Aug. 19. Incumbent council members Mike Forster, Deb Gillis and Ken Philipson have filed but have no challengers so far. But incumbent Councilman David Purdo is facing two challengers Johnson and former Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward. Blackburn, who served in numerous elected bodies in New York before retiring to the Keys, said there is a strong possibility he will run again in two years. I love it, he said of serving on the council. I really enjoy it.Bates is only one to file for Seat 4 so farBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comELECTION 2014 BLACKBURN City puts kibosh on dog parkCurrent one is slated for some upgradesBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Blackburn first served on the council as an appointee in 2010 after Bob Johnson stepped down just months into his term. Blackburn won his first election in 2012.
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After opening with two big wins in the Age 9-10 Little League District 8 Tournament, the Upper Keys all-stars slipped against a strong Homestead squad Monday, losing 11-4.That gives the Upper Keys a 2-1 record through roundrobin play and sends the island squad on the road to a district semifinal game in Miami Springs at 7 p.m. Thursday.Homestead (3-0) will be the home team at the Key Largo Community Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, facing North Miamis Age 9-10 team in the other district semifinal. An Upper Keys win at Miami Springs would see the Keys stars return to their home field in Key Largo for the district title game at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Upper Keys squad opened the South Pool of the Age 9-10 tournament June 26 by shutting out Kendall, 100, with a sterling pitching and defensive effort. The teams offense erupted for five runs off four hits in the third inning. Kevin Mendoza and Lucas Webb each singled in runs, with Noah Butler and Dominic DiMaggio reaching base on singles. Brian Lesko delivered an RBI sacrifice. The Keys added one run in the fourth inning. Butlers RBI triple was the big hit in a four-run fifth. On Saturday, the Keys swamped Doral, 34-2, in four innings. The Keys sent 21 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring 15 runs and effectively putting the game away.Starter Jacob Horne got the pitching decision, with three pitchers throwing relief. Mendoza, the Keys third baseman, tripled and singled twice to lead the lineup.Evan Tiedemann and Jonathan Bradman each doubled and singled, while Tyler Rodriguez and Horne each singled twice. That set the stage for a meeting of two 2-0 teams Monday. Homestead had defeated Kendall, 10-0, and Doral, 20-3. After a short delay waiting for thunderstorms to pass, Homestead jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held off the Keys hitters to stay undefeated. Jack Butler, Karl Jones and Brian Tiedemann coach the Keys team.Majors playThe Key Largo Com munity Park also is hosting 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, was scheduled to play Kendall on Tuesday in the opener (results pending at press time). The Keys club then takes on Doral at 10 a.m. Saturday and Home stead at 7 p.m. July 7. In the Age 11-12 division, the round-robin ranks teams for South Pool semifinal games July 9 in Key Largo. Winners advance to the district semifinals July 11. Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork A month belowAfter 31 days in the underwater Aquarius lab off Key Largo, marine researcher Fabien Cousteau is expected to come up for air today. Story, 2B All-stars sit at 2-1One more win, they are in the title gameLITTLE LEAGUEUpper Keys all-stars (above) in the Age 9-10 Little League District 8 Tournament get on their feet in the dugout to cheer a teammate at bat in Mondays 11-4 loss to Homestead. The Keys team plays in a Thursday semifinal in Miami Springs. Upper Keys pitcher Jacob Horne (left) lets fly with a pitch in the Age 9-10 Little League District 8 Tournament.Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOWBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Loessin from Key West hauled in this 52.5-pound, 60-inch dolphin Saturday off Key West. He was in 500 feet of water and conditions were flat calm with no winds.SIGN OF THE SEASON Go for the tunaTypical for July, the dolphin bite is mixed. Some days there are major catches of big fish, while other days there are schoolies or nothing at all.With new batches of tourist anglers fishing our waters every week, I like to remind everyone that dolphin must measure 20 inches to the fork of the tail to be legal. The tuna bite at the Marathon Hump is excellent, and we have the calm waters that make this fishery an easy, comfortable ride. Live baits fished deep 200 feet and more are attracting some very large blackfins up to 20 pounds. Live pilchards and threadfin herring work best, with pinfish filling in as needed.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.Snapper fishing on the reef is very good for both yellowtails and mangroves, with night fishing really heating up. The preferred depths are 40 to 60 feet, and the key is to use plenty of chum, as the warmer waters disperse the chum very quickly.The weeks bestMaria and Greg Marriner from Ansonia, Conn., celebrated their honeymoon by going fishing with Capt. Chuck Brodzki, who gave them the best wedding present of all two tarpon weighing about 75 and 100 pounds each. Both fish were caught before sunrise at Lignumvitae Key on a new moon outgoing tide using colossal-size blue crabs. Capt. Larry Bell and deckhand Alex Bell fished Drew Rathbun and his family from Merritt Island and caught dolphin offshore of Marathon. On another trip, the Depape family, from Illinois, did some wreck fishing and caught muttons, kingfish, amberjack and more. Blue Magic Charters is docked at the Keys Fisheries Marina in Marathon. Capt. Ariel Medero, of Big Game Sportfishing at the Hammocks Blue Green Resort in Marathon, says its the time of year to go to the Marathon humps, where there are plenty of dolphin and tuna. Inshore, he reports tons of yellowtail and mangrove snapper at the wrecks and reefs. And the tarpon are still biting at the Seven Mile Bridge. Use live mullet or goggle eyes.The SeaSquared crew spent much of the week on the reef and wrecks taking advantage of the outstanding snapper bite. Our anglers loaded up on good-size yellowtails, mangroves and muttons. Shallow-water shark fishing in the bay provides nonstop action on lemon sharks ranging from five to seven feet. Double-digit landings are the norm, with all fish released unharmed.Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Lucky Charters in Key West, has been trolling for dolphin offshore from 200 feet to the drop off. Hes catching dolphin up to 25 pounds along with full-size bonitos. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquared Charters.com and http://Face book.com/MarathonFishing.And the wrecks looking good for muttonsFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSDon Rodgers and his daughter Paige have been fishing with SeaSquared Charters since 2007. On this day, they landed four good-size muttons, including a 20-pounder. Chris Johnson CaptainsColumnJuly 4 5K set for Key WestThose 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 10year 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 Thursday 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at White and Atlantic. Or go to www.active.com orsouthernmostrunners.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 3mile ocean course before finishing back at the beach. Those who dont have their own paddleboard can rent one from Lazy Dog Outfitters for delivery to Southernmost Beach.The 5K run is to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the South ernmost Point, Whitehead and South streets. The fast, flat 3.1-mile course takes runners through Old Town. Packet pickup is on ThursdayRUNNING
Cousteau to emerge todayFabien Cousteau is expected to end his 31-day underwater living experiment off Key Largo today, and hes not exactly eager to return to the surface. If anything, Im panicking about the lack of time we have left, he said last week. Im feeling really comfortable and happy down here. In an interview with the Associated Press inside Aquarius Reef Base, 63 feet below the surface of the waters off Key Largo, near Conch Reef, the French oceanographer said the scientists from Florida International University and Northeastern University who joined his Mission 31 have had unprecedented access to a coral reef.The FIU researchers have accomplished more than six months worth of data gathering in just two weeks because they were here, living under the sea in this undersea habitat, he said. This highlights how important a habitat is for scientific research as well as outreach.A team of filmmakers and researchers dove with Cousteau on June 1 to Aquarius. At the missions mid-point, the FIU researchers traded places with researchers from Northeastern, who will return to land today with Cousteau. Theyve been studying the effects of climate change and pollutants such as fertilizers on the reef. Aquarius, federally owned and operated by FIU, allows researchers to dive for hours without needing to return to a boat or go through decompression. The lab about the size of a school bus and encrusted with coral includes living quarters for six.Cousteau conceived of Mission 31 as an homage to the Conshelf underwater living experiments orchestrated in the 1960s by his grandfather, ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau. The three Conshelf missions were partly aimed at exploring the possibilities for colonizing the oceans. After almost a month without sunlight, Cousteau said living underwater long-term was technically possible for humans, but it may not be financially feasible on a large scale. If its for science, education, outreach, filmmaking, those sorts of things, this is a great platform for that, he said.The mission has been broadcast live online, and it has proceeded without any serious medical or technical problems, aside from an air conditioning failure one night that left the aquanauts sweating as the temperature inside Aquarius rose to 98 degrees with 100 percent humidity.It was extraordinarily uncomfortable, like sleeping in the Amazon, minus the bugs, Cousteau said. Theres been so much work to do on the reef that no one has had time to be too homesick or to develop cabin fever, he said. Getting out there is so entertaining and so different every time that youd be hard pressed to think that youve started to go crazy, he said.Researcher dove June 1 to AquariusBy JENNIFER KAY and WILFREDO LEEAssociated Press KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, July 2, 2014 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 LivingKEY LARGOMission scientist Grace Young (above, left), an MIT graduate in mechanical and ocean engineering, mission doctor Ryan Stancil (center), and Fabien Cousteau chat inside Aquarius Reef Base, a laboratory 63 feet below the surface in the waters off Key Largo. Young (left) and Liz Bentley Magee, Northeastern University diving safety officer, conduct experiments on sponges outside.Associated Press photos by WILFREDO LEE 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. 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 dchav email@example.com to fill out application forms.
When it comes to Fourth of July food, its lamb burgers, not beef, that will be on chef Aaron Brooks grill at the Edge Steak & Bar in downtown Miami. And when it comes to the lambs origin, Brooks has no qualms proclaiming his preference. Being an Aussie, some would say Im pretty biased to Australian lamb, he said. It does have a special place in my heart, and every time I get to eat or work with it, I am reminded of home. Nostalgia aside, Brooks said he finds the flavor and quality of Australian lamb to be superior to domestic or New Zealand versions. The racks, for example ... so big, clean and consistent with just the right amount of marbling, he said. I joked with someone that the Aussie lamb Im getting here in the states is better than the stuff I grew up with. And ground lamb, Brooks said, makes a great grilling choice.I particularly love the char you get when the fat renders over the grill, creating a fantastic smoky flavor, he said.In the spirit of changing things up this holiday weekend or the next time youre grilling, weve compiled recipes for three non-beef burgers from South Florida restaurants.Aussie burgerTwelve ounces ground Australian lamb.Two cloves garlic, crushed.One small onion, finely diced.Salt and freshly ground pepper.Two tablespoons olive oil.Two slices cheddar cheese.Four bacon strips.Two eggs.Two hamburger buns, split and toasted.Butter.Two lettuce leaves.One tomato, sliced.Four slices pickled beets.Two pineapple rings.Ketchup.Combine lamb, garlic, onion, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Using clean hands, massage the burger mix until combined. Shape the mixture into two patties, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate about 20 to 30 minutes.Heat oven to 300 degrees. Heat olive oil in a large, nonstick pan over medium heat. Cook the burger patties for three minutes on each side or until almost cooked through. Transfer patties to a baking sheet and top each with a slice of cheese. Place in the oven for three to five minutes or until cheese melts. Meanwhile, cook bacon and eggs in frying pans. To assemble the burger, spread the hamburger bun base with butter then layer lettuce, tomato, beets, lamb patty, pineapple, ketchup, bacon and egg. Cover with bun tops. Makes two. Per serving: 509 calories (32 percent from fat), 23 g fat (9 g saturated), 346 mg cholesterol, 40 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1170 mg sodium. Source: Meat & Livestock Australia.Turkey burgerEight ounces ground turkey breast.One ounce dried apricots.Quarter cup thinly sliced onion.One clove garlic, sliced.Half a teaspoon chopped parsley.Half a teaspoon chopped sage.Quarter teaspoon fennel seed.Quarter teaspoon cumin seed.Quarter teaspoon dried oregano.One teaspoon coriander seed.One teaspoon lavender flower.One ounce pepper jack cheese.One teaspoon onion powder.One ounce canola oil.Salt and pepper.Two tablespoons champagne vinegar.Quarter teaspoon chipotle in adobo.Quarter teaspoon harissa.Five tablespoons mayonnaise.One avocado.One Fresno chile, finely diced.One jalapeno, finely diced.One scallion, thinly sliced.Half bunch cilantro, chopped.Quarter cup fresh lime juice.One brioche bun.Two slices jack cheese.Handful of arugula.One pickle spearOne pepperoncini. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 13 ingredients (through the onion powder), then pass through a meat grinder and form into a patty. Heat oil in a small saute pan. Season turkey patty with salt and pepper and add to pan, cooking for two minutes per side. Finish turkey burger in a 350-degree oven for five more minutes, until cooked through. In a small bowl, use a fork or whisk to blend together champagne vinegar, chipotle, harissa and mayonnaise; set aside. In a small bowl, make a quick guacamole by mashing the avocado, peppers, scallion and cilantro with lime juice; set aside. Toast the bun and add harissa aioli to the top and bottom. Add cheese to the turkey burger and cook for another minute, until melted. Place turkey burger on bottom bun, top with guacamole, arugula and top half of bun. Skewer pickle and pepperoncini for garnish. Makes one. Per serving: 1,268 calories (55 percent from fat), 77.0 g fat (19 g saturated, 26 g monounsaturated), 230 mg cholesterol, 80 g protein, 62 g carbohydrate, 5.2 g fiber, 1595 mg sodium. Source: Michael Mina 74 in Miami.Tuna burgerEight ounces fresh ahi tuna.Two ounces Asian-style cole slaw.Half an avocado, thinly sliced.One tomato slice.One brioche bun. Shape tuna into a bun, and season both sides with salt and pepper. Sear on a hot skillet about a minute per side, long enough to form a crust on the outside and leaving the inside rare. Toast bun, then place slaw, tomato and avocado on bottom half before topping with tuna and top bun. Makes 1. Per serving: 658 calories (30 percent from fat), 21.7 g fat (4.1 g saturated, 11.3 g monounsaturated), 152 mg cholesterol, 64 g protein, 49 g carbohydrate, 4.5 g fiber, 448 mg sodium. Source: Rok:Brgr in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Youve earned it. Now its time to save.Bundle your home and auto insurance to find out how much you can save.Have you reviewed your insurance policies lately? 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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: TheRay ofLight NEW AGESpiritual PsychicBOUTIQUE Palmistry, Psychic & Tarot Readings Personal Advisor Counseling Sessions Group Therapy, Chakra Balancing305.474.952081167 Overseas Hwy Mile Marker 81.1 Islamorada, FL For the holiday, go rogueSub the beef for hamburgersBy EVAN S. BENNebenn@MiamiHerald.comFOURTH OF JULY Sushi-grade ahi tuna stars in the Intracoastal Burger (clockwise from top) from Rok:Brgr in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Great Aussie Burger at Meat and Livestock Australia is garnished with a pineapple slice. Michael Mina 74 in Miami Beach uses heritage-breed turkey for this burger. 4th in the KeysFrom Key Largo to Key West, the Keys are filled with a Fourth of July parade, fireworks, parties, picnics and more. For a complete listing of Independence Day celebrations in these islands, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.LIVING BRIEFSFundraisers 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.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 88.7 There is no test or driving required and membership in AARP is not necessary. Successfully completing the course could get you a break on your auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Call instructor Mary Lou Wilkinson at 852-1620 Keys InfoNet.com
Vaccines deemed generally safeThe latest analysis of childhood vaccines confirms theyre generally safe. The report should be reassuring to parents, the researchers say. For example, there still is no evidence the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine causes autism. Nor is there any proof vaccines cause childhood leukemia. The assessment mirrors and updates a 2011 report on vaccine safety by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. That report found vaccines can cause certain side effects but serious ones are very rare. Experts say such risks need to be balanced against the benefits of vaccines the prevention of millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths annually. But that message seems lost on some parents. A small but growing numbers of parents have tried to get their children exempted from school attendance vaccination requirements. And one recent study found vaccine safety messages actually reduced some parents willingness to get their kids vaccinated.I dont think this report, alone, will convince parents that vaccines are safe, said Dr. Courtney Gidengil, one of the RAND Corp. researchers who did the report for federal health officials. Many parents look to their physicians as the ultimate sources of information, said Dr. Walter Orenstein, associate director of Emory Universitys Vaccine Center, adding now its up to them.The new analysis looked at dozens of medical studies completed since the 2011 report. It echoes some of those findings and included vaccines that report hadnt addressed.The journal Pediatrics published the report online June 24. Among its conclusions:Newer evidence confirms a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and fever-triggered seizures. The seizures rarely cause long-term health problems, but can be frightening for parents.Apparently, flu shots can also spur fevers that can trigger seizures. The seizures seem to happen more often in children who get a vaccine against pneumococcal bacteria the same day.Newer vaccines against rotavirus, a severe diarrheal disease in children, slightly raise the risk of bowel blockage.By MIKE STOBBEAssociated Press KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Crossword solutionSolution to the June 28 puzzle. SCHOLARSHIP WINNERAnika Yasmin (center), a 2014 graduate of Key West High School, has received a $7,500 scholarship from the Zonta Club of Key West. Presenting her the award are Cyndi Chatman (left), Zonta scholarship committee chairwoman, and Roberta DePiero, incoming Zonta president. Yasmin plans to study biomedical engineering at MIT. T-Mobile to stream musicT-Mobile is jumping into the music streaming game.Last week, the fourthranked mobile carrier said customers of its Simple Choice plan will be able to stream music from popular services like Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio and Slacker without it eating into their high-speed data caps.It also unveiled a new service called unRadio that features streaming Internet radio without ads. The service provided by Rhapsody lets users skip tracks an unlimited number of times and download 25 songs to the device for playback after marking them as favorites when they come up randomly.T-Mobiles highest-tier customers will get unRadio for free. Its $4 a month for other T-Mobile subscribers and $5 a month otherwise. Its designed to be a better Internet radio, T-Mobile CEO John Legere told the Associated Press. He said the main problem with Internet radio services like Pandora is that people dislike the ads and are afraid theyll burn through their data plans by listening to music on the go.Rhapsodys chief financial officer, Ethan Rudin, said in an interview that the move should help it add paying subscribers to the 1.7 million it has now by bridging the gap between free Internet radio and on-demand subscription plans that cost $10 a month.We felt there was a gap in Internet radio and no one has taken the time to get it right, he said.T-Mobile also announced it will allow people to take home the latest iPhone 5S for a seven-day free trial so they can see if they get good reception at their home and office.The company said customers can sign up for a trial and theyll receive a phone in the mail a few days later. After the test period, the phone will become inoperable. Customers that dont return them to stores will be charged $700.T-Mobile calls the test a seven-night stand. We think everybody should cheat on their carrier, Legere said.T-Mobile announced the free trial program at a June 18 event it dubbed Un-carrier 5.0 and unveiled the music twist immediately afterward in an announcement Legere called Un-carrier 6.0.A horde of screaming music fans were on hand, mainly because the evening was to be capped off with a performance by Washington state natives Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. T-Mobile unleashed the first phase of Un-carrier in March 2013. It replaced twoyear service contracts with phone installment plans, giving customers some flexibility. Three months later, the company introduced a plan for frequent phone upgraders that has been copied with some modifications by AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. Un-carrier has been a spectacular success in terms of customer appeal. In the 12 months that ended in March, T-Mobile added 6.1 million net customers, up from 112,000 in the previous 12month period, to 49.1 million. But a big part of the appeal of Un-carrier is lower prices, which have cut into T-Mobiles already slim profit margins. That raises questions over whether the strategy is sustainable in the long run, or whether Legere is simply grooming the company for a sale.Sprint Corp., the thirdlargest cell-phone carrier, is reportedly in talks to buy TMobile US Inc. The companies havent confirmed that, and analysts believe such a link-up would face stiff opposition from the same regulators who blocked AT&T from buying T-Mobile in 2011. While he wouldnt directly address whether the two companies were discussing a merger, Legere told the AP that consolidation absolutely makes sense for the industry.We need more spectrum, we need more scale, he said. Ultimately, I think the industry will consolidate.By RYAN NAKASHIMAAssociated PressTECHNOLOGY CHILDRENS HEALTH Study: Plastic debris widespreadPlastic junk is floating widely on the worlds oceans, but theres less of it than expected, a study says.Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife.The new work drew on results from an around-theworld cruise by a research ship that towed a mesh net at 141 sites, as well as other studies. Researchers estimated the total amount of floating plastic debris in open ocean at 7,000 to 35,000 tons. Andres Cozar of the University of Cadiz in Spain, an author of the study, said thats a lot less than the 1 million tons he had extrapolated from data reaching back to the 1970s.The new estimate includes only floating debris, not plastic that may reside beneath the surface or on the ocean floor.Some floating pieces start out small, like the microbeads found in some toothpastes and cosmetics or industrial pellets used to make plastic products. Other small pieces can result when wave action breaks up larger objects, like bottle caps, detergent bottles and shopping bags. The net turned up fewer small pieces than expected, and it will be important to figure out why, researchers said. Perhaps the tiniest pieces are being eaten by small fish, with uncertain effects on their health, Cozar said in an email. While the research showed plastic to be distributed widely, concentrations were highest in five areas that were predicted by ocean current patterns. They are west of the U.S., between the U.S. and Africa, west of southern South America and east and west of the southern tip of Africa. Plastic debris from land reaches the ocean mostly through storm water runoff, the researchers said in their report, released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Kara Lavender Law, who studies plastic pollution at the Sea Education Association in Massachusetts, said the study provides the first global estimate she knows of for floating plastic debris.We are putting, certainly by any estimate, a large amount of a synthetic material into a natural environment, said Law, who didnt participate in the new work. Were fundamentally changing the composition of the ocean. The impact on fish and birds is hard to gauge.By MALCOLM RITTERAssociated PressOUR OCEANS Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis image provided by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows a patch of sea garbage at sea in the Pacific Ocean. Debris is not uncommon off the Keys, either, and numerouscommunity groups conductshoreline cleanups throughout the year.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN A d # 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 A SSOCIATION, 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, A S 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 A M 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. A ny 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 A my Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: Gwen Douglass A s Deputy Clerk U.S. BANK NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR5 c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC A ttorneys 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 # 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 A MERICA, 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 A M 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. A ny 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. A m y Heavilin y Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: Tammy L. Marciel A s 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 A ttorneys 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, grantees, creditors, and other 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 p endin g in pg 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# 1115249 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vessel to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Statutes on July 17, 2014 at 10 A.M. Lot#: B36171 1986 SER 1 Reg # FL1519HH Hull ID # SERF6685J586; Located at: MANATEE BAY MARINE, INC. 99 MORRIS LANE, KEY LARGO, FL 33037 (305) 451-3332; Owner: MAX PAUL SITERO 2231 S. CARNEGIE DR, INVERNESS, FL 34450; Customer: MAX SITERO 5120 SW 170 AVE., SW RANCHES, FL 33331; Lienholder: NONE: Lien Amount: $10,255.66. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vessel contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954) 384-7171 25% Buyers Premium ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published July 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1115563 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13TH DAY OF AUGUST 2014 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: LOT 262, AMENDED PLAT OF HAMMER POINT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 AT PAGE 32 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK Plaintiff vs. ALICIA GEER; ROY GEER; Mortgage Electronic Reg. Systems; TENANT # l; TENANT #2; TENANT #3; TENANT #4; MORTGAGE ELEC REG SYSAS NOMINEE FOR E-LOAN INC Defendant. And the Docket Number of which is Number 09-CA-000241-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of June, 2014. AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No.: 10-04403 OCN Published July 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1115632 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that he undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 17TH DAY OF JULY 2014 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: LOT 27, LESS SOUTHERLY 49.53 FEET OF LOT 27, SOMBRERO ANGLERS CLUB NORTH, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Property Address: 321 Anglers Dr. N., Marathon, Florida 33050 Pursuant to the SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC., Plaintiff VS. Lisa Wiener; Brandon Benjamin Wiener; Unknown Heirs, Devisees & Parties taking interest in Estate of Kenneth Wiener; Tenant; Estate of Kenneth Wiener, Defendants. And the Docket Number of which is Number 11-CA-000412-M. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 19th day of June 2014. AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published July 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter WOW LOOK !!! ISLAMORADAVILLAGEOFISLANDSNOTICEOFBIDOFSURPLUSPROPERTY July2,2014 NoticeisherebygiventoprospectivebiddersthatonMonday,July14that1:00PMthe IslamoradaVillageClerkwillopensealedbidsforthesaleofthefollowingsurplusitems: EM# VINSERIAL# MAKE-MODEL MINIMUMBID 000000005824P1CT02U2WA000774 1998PiercePumper$10,000.00Auctionitemsmaybeviewedat81850OverseasHig hway,I slamorada,on Monday,July7,2014andTuesday, July8,2014from8:00am12:00noon. PleasecontacttheIslamoradaFireRescueDepartmentat(305)6646490ifyourequirefurtherinformation.InterestedpartiesmayvisittheVillageofIslamorada,Floridahomepageat www.islamorada..ustoobtaintherequiredbidform.AllbidsmustbereceivedbytheVillageClerkbefore4:00PMonFriday,July11bynoon.Anybidthatisreceivedafter noononJuly11,2014willberejected.Anybidthatisemailedorfaxedwillbeautomaticallyrejected.Acompletedbid formmustbereturnedtotheVillageClerksoceinasealedenvelopemarkedontheoutside,SealedBidforSurplus PropertyJuly2014addressedanddeliveredto: IslamoradaVillageClerk,86800OverseasHwy,Islamorada,FL 33036. PleasecontacttheVillageClerksoceat(305)664-6412ifyouhavequestionsregardingthebiddingprocess.Materialsmaybehand-delivered,sentbycourierorcertiedmail,returnreceiptrequested.Ifsentbymailorcourier, theabovementionedenvelopeshallbeenclosedinanotherenvelopeaddressedtotheentityandaddressstated above.BeawarethatexpressmailserviceswillnotguaranteeaspecictimedeliverytoIslamorada,Florida.Itisthe soleresponsibilityofthebiddertoensuretheirbidisreceivedinatimelymanner. WinningbidderswillbecontactedbyVillageStanolaterthanTuesdayJuly15,2014,at5:00PM.Payment (cashor cashierscheckonly) foranawardeditemmustbereceivedbytheVillageCashierbyMonday,July21,2014,at4:00 PM.Itemsmustberemovedonthedateofpayment.AllitemsaresoldinASIScondition.ALLSALESAREFINAL.KellyS.Toth,VillageClerk Published7/2/14TheKeynoter,MarathonFL33050 Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in the classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org YOU HAVE IT.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, July 2, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN A d # 1118408 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: CA-P-10-00138 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-59 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-59 Plaintiff, v. JAMES J CLARE III; VIVIAN A CLARE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; OCEAN REEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIA TION, INC; GIBRALTAR PRIVATE BANK & TRUST COMPANY; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated June 12, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. CA-P-10-00138 of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 12th day of August, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: A ll that certain land situated in Monroe County, State of Florida, VIZ: Lot 40, Block 3, of Harbor Course Section Four, Ocean Reef Plat No. 13, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, at Page 8, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 y ou to the p rovision of cery,p tain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 2923423, 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. Dated at KEY WEST, Florida this 16th day of June, 2014 A my Heavilin, CPA CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Monroe COUNTY, FLORIDA (Circuit Court Seal) By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Published July 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1122240 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) & AIRPORT CONCESSION DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (ACDBE) PUBLIC NOTICE DBE & ACDBE NOTICE The Key West International Airport and the Florida Keys Marathon A irport have a established Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs and an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) programs in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26 and 23; respectively. The following are the proposed goals for these programs for the FAA Fiscal Years 2014 2016: At Key West International Airport: DBE goal of 13.4%, ACDBE goal of 0.04% for car rental concessions and ACDBE goal of 0.5% for non-rental car concessions; At Florida Keys Marathon Airport: DBE goal of 12.6%; ACDBE goal of 0.04% for car rental concessions. The proposed goal methodologies are available for public inspection at the Airport A dministration Office of the Key West International A irport during normal business hours and on the Airports DBE website: (http://www.keywestairportdbe. net) for a period of thirty (30) days beginning July 3, 2014. Written comments will be accepted for a period of forty-five (45) days beginning July 3, 2014. Written comments should be sent to: Ms. Jo Kinkead, DBE Coordinator, Key West International Airport, 3491 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040, e-mail: j email@example.com. A meeting will be held on July 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the A irport Administration Conference Room on the 2nd floor to accept public comments on the goals, explain the certification process, and provide information for DBE/ACDBE firms and other small businesses interested in doing business with the Airports. Meeting details are also detailed on the Airports DBE website. Published July 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1122759 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Hitch King gives notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these items on July 17th 2014 at 9:00 am at 245 Overseas Highway 1 Big Coppitt Key, FL 33040 Pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes, Hitch King reserves the right to accept or reject and and/all bids. Boat Vin # VELB6802M82A-V20F Boat VIN# US-CEC45233D202 Ford Taurus 1FAFP53U06A123291 Published July 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1121671 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Writing and Inviting located at 81101 Overseas Hwy. Apt 25 in the County of Monroe, in the city of Islamorada, Florida 33036 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Monica Horsley, Owner Published July 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter FOUND COCKATIEL on Wed., 6/18 in Stirrup Key. Has leg band. Call (305) 433-0043 to identify. LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? 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Tiki Hut, patio deck, 40 dock w/direct ocean access $1650 a month 786-258-3127MM90Canal2B/2B/1G$1800 FLS+UTL.Ref.ReqdHouse forsale-monthtomonth; Unfurnd;NoHaggle/Deals TextorCall305-393-3505MARATHON 1BR, 1 BA Fla Room, dock, W/D. very nice! No smoking or pets. Yearly lease. $1200 + sec. deposit Ref required. 305-600-7705Big Pine Key Deep Water Canal 150 Sea Wall, 2BD/1BA Sleeps 6A/C, utilities, WIFI & TV included $2800 a month 305-395-0214MM 86 ISLAMORADA Beautiful 4/4 on water w/ 70 ft dock. Pool, elevator, fully furn.. & equipped. Avail mthly. Aug Dec. (703) 979-7000RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. 305-743-6519 $99 MOVES YOU IN! Bring your RV6 mo. lease. $800/mo. + elect. Includes: 28 acres, 7 acre lake, full hook up, heated swimming pool, laundry room, shower & bathroom house, clubhouse & store! Lazy Lakes RV Resort Sugarloaf Key MM 19 305-797-5184 LAZY LAKES Lots $800.00 28 Acres Pool, MM 19.8 305-797-5184 2 BR / 1 BA MM 93 Free electric, water, cable, WiFi and sewer. H.H. Park, furn. or unfurn. $1400 / mo. F/L/S Call Tom (305) 852-7810 Established Salon in Marathon has private room AVAILABLE FOR RENT. Call 305-731-3228 MARATHON COTTAGE 1 BR, 1 BA. $950/mo + electric. No smoking. No pets. (305) 900-0113. MARATHON Small efficiency for 1 person. $790/month. Includes all utilities. Available now. 305-481-4301 SPACE AVAILABLE MORADA WAY MM 81. Retail / Artisan / Office. Call Island Villa @ (305) 664-3333 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 MARATHON 900 sq ft commercial building/retail storefront. Former restaurant. US 1 frontage! $1450/mo + utilities. (305) 900-0113. DISPATCHER NEEDED for Keys Shuttle F/T or P/T, $10/hr. 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