Title: Florida Keys keynoter
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Publication Date: January 2, 2008
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'Affordable' defined


Affordable housing incentives
will get a shot in the arm next
week when the Monroe County
Planning Commission takes a
look at several proposals to
enhance workforce housing.
The commission convenes at

Commission to discuss allowing housing
on school district land, defining terms

10 a.m. Tuesday in the Marathon
Government Center.
Four proposed amendments to
the county's comprehensive land
use plan would,, says affordable

housing consultant Jerry
Coleman, ease the way for new
workforce housing as well as pro-
viding incentives to retain hous-
ing that already exists.
One fundamental change
would allow housing to be built

on land owned by the Monroe
County School District.
"Oddly, the zoning [of much
of the school district's property]
did not set any residential densi-
ty," said Coleman. That means
that, according to existing zon-
ing, the School District cannot
legally build housing.


the future

of Duval?

Summit to address
traffic patterns,
landscaping, more

What kind of Duval Street do
Key Westers want?
City officials want to find out,
so they're planning a summit
called "Visions on Duval:
Yesterday, Today and
Tomorrow" on Jan. 31.
Key West Mayor Morgan
McPherson asked City Housing
Coordinator Paul Clayton to
organize the event in an effort to
gain feedback on ideas, such as
closing some or all of the street to
Plans are for summit partici-
pants to review the history of the
street before tackling issues such
as parking, store ethics, aesthet-
ics, police presence, environment
and transportation.
McPherson says the summit
will "bring together a true col-
lage of businesses those who
sell T-shirts to those who sell
$20,000 paintings."
While it's an option that will

See DUVAL /2

Keynoter photo by ALYSON CREAN
GOING TO THE DOGS: Dachshund owners gathered in droves Monday for what has
become one of the most popular non-events in Key West: the dachshund walk. The dog
owners walked their pets around Old Town for this third annual event, which costs nothing
and raises no money.

Donation could save pets

Activist hopes to
outfit fire crews
with special gear

When fire strikes a residence,
it might be easy to overlook the
many non-human occupants who

call it home.
While rescue workers rush to
save human life, they are often ill
equipped to save animals that
escape the flames. Key West res-
ident Paul Mitchell is hoping to
change all that.
The retired Keys native is set
to purchase Surgivet's Animal
Oxygen Recovery Masks for

every fire truck in Monroe
County, with some to spare.
Mitchell also plans to outfit the
Key West police and fire depart-
ments, as well as the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office with the
"What we've suggested is
they have one for every vehicle
and a couple spares in case they


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get damaged or lost. In the event
there's a large-scale event, a lot
of people have multiple animals
and you may need more than
what is on one truck," Mitchell
said. "If canines inhale anything,
it dramatically effects them and
the best way for them to survive
is oxygen until they can get to a
Mitchell will be partnering
with H.E.L.P. Animals Inc., a
Florida nonprofit organization, to
purchase the masks. The group
has an ongoing "Nationwide
Rescue & Resuscitative
Initiative" aimed at supplying fire
rescue workers across the coun-



be discussed Jan. 31, closing the
street to drivers doesn't sit well
with Clayton, who says people
want to travel with the masses.
Many people enjoy being
989 surrounded by other people, he
989 said. "You get the sense that,
924 'wow I'm really in a special
McPherson disagrees, say-
ing that he feels portions of
Duval should be closed except
to allow vehicles to cross to
Whitehead or Simonton
30 streets.
The summit will cover
2, much more than traffic pat-
ery. terns, however. It will -address
urs, the very character of the street.
4;. "We need to look at the
cleanliness of it," McPherson
said. "We need to look at the
obscenity in the windows,
rida too."
City Commissioner Barry
n i Gibson, who owns Shades of
! Key West on Duval, recently
met with storeowners about
.obscene T-shirt shops, and drug
paraphernalia in display win-
of dows.
They're working on a com-
.ii promise, he says.
_naI "If it ain't broke, don't fix
uonl it," City Commissioner Mark
Rossi said. "And Duval Street
es ain't broke, so don't fix it."
Rossi, who's owned the
expanding Rick's and Durty
Harry's Entertainment
Complex for 23 years, said

try with the devices.
Mitchell said each kit is
approximately $60 and comes
with several masks of varying
size, all specifically designed to
fit around a dog's mouth. He said
he has been in contact with police
and fire chiefs throughout the
Keys explaining his goal.
"Animal rights and caring for
animals for my wife and I -
it's an important thing. It doesn't
get a lot of emphasis, so we try to
look for something that doesn't
get the mainstream support,"
Mitchell said. "I don't think
there's any in Monroe County."
Steven Zavalney, fire preven-
tion bureau captain with Monroe
County Fire Rescue, said the
department is grateful for the

"We're pleased [Mitchell is
providing] us with equipment we
would not be able to purchase on
our own. Hopefully they'll never
be used, but if they are needed
we'll be able to use them for their
intended purpose," Zavalney said.
Mitchell said the order, which
will accommodate around 100
trucks, would be placed as soon
as possible.
"It takes a little leg work
because you have to go to the
various agencies and spend a lit-
tle time with them to find out
what their needs are. You want
the order to be as complete as
possible," he said.
For more information, visit

Key West's main tourist thoroughfare, Duval Street, is the focus
of a city-organized Jan. 31 summit at the Beachside. The
meeting is open to the public. Call the mayor's office,
809-3844, for more information.

he's 100 percent against clos-
ing any of the street to vehi-
cles, and "none of the mer-
chants want it either," he said.
"I want to see more trees
planted in where the dead ones
are, and the vulgar T-shirts
removed from windows," he
said. And as far as police pres-.
ence goes, "There is room for
"Other than that, it's all
right. There are a lot more
things we should be doing
instead of messing with Duval

Rossi says Duval has and
will evolve all on its own.
"I'm one of the only people
left on the block," Rossi said,
before mentioning the owner
of Sloppy Joes bar. "Duval
Street makes its own transi-
tions. I've seen them come,
and I've seen them go."
The Jan. 31 summit will be
held at the new Beachside
Resort at 3841 North
Roosevelt Blvd. from 9 a.m. to
noon. Registration is from
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Keys beaches are test-
ed weekly for fecal col-
iform and enterococcus,
both fecal-based bacte-
ria. There currently are no
beaches with health advi-
sories or warnings against

Due to an editing error,
Saturday's L'Attitudes con-
tained incorrect informa-
tion. Artists from the
Bougainvillea House
Gallery of Marathon and
Artists in Paradise Gallery
on Big Pine Key have their
annual winter show's
meet-the-artists day Jan.
22 at the Marathon
Community Theatre.

Upper Keys Reporter
Editor David Goodhue,
Keynoter Editor Larry
Kahn and Keynoter Key
West Bureau Cheif Alyson
Crean take a look back
at the year that was 2007.

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Wednesday, January 2,2008 3

Sexual predator back behind bars

Man arrested on
probation violation
hours after release

A convicted sexual predator
released from prison Friday
has been arrested on a parole
violation and is back in the
Monroe County Detention
Mikael Kasten, 55, report-
edly arrived in Key Largo at
8:30 p.m.
to a Florida
of Law
report, t
Kasten is
homeless and
KASTEN was to be liv-
ing under the Tavernier Creek
Bridge with a GPS ankle mon-
Monroe County. Sheriff's
Office spokeswoman Becky
Herrin said the state division
of Probation and Parole met
with Kasten upon his arrival in
the county, in order to attach
the GPS monitor. Herrin said
Kasten refused to wear it and
was taken into custody.
Kasten was convicted in
May 2001 on four charges,
including three counts of sex-
ual battery.

Deputies stop 222 cars
A sobriety checkpoint in
Marathon on Saturday netted
three arrests for driving under

the influence of alcohol.
One person was arrested for
driving without a valid dri-
ver's license and 18 citations
were issued for various viola-
tions. A total of 222 vehicles
were stopped and checked for
safety violations.

Man arrested
Russell Simmen, 23, was
arrested Saturday for dis-
charging a firearm from a
On Dec. 23, Monroe.
County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Evan Calhoun wit-
nessed what he believed to be
gunshots coming from a pick-
up at mile marker 7.75.
Calhoun, along with Deputy
Danielle Malone, pulled the
truck over and removed two
Simmen was driving, and
empty shell casings from bul-
lets fell to the ground as he
exited. More were found in the
vehicle and a handgun was
found underneath the passen-
ger seat.
Both men denied knowl-
edge of the gunshots, but tests
revealed gunshot residue on
each of their hands. Simmen's
passenger told police he fell
asleep in the vehicle and was
awakened by a loud noise. He
also said Simmen had shown

him the weapon earlier in the

Boating accident
One person was transported
to Mariner's Hospital before
being airlifted to Ryder
Trauma Center in Miami on
Saturday' after a personal
watercraft accident.
The accident took place just
after 2 p.m. in Tavernier Creek
and left two people injured.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is
investigating the incident.

Road rage
An apparent case of road
rage has landed a Big Pine
Key woman and a Cudjoe Key
man in jail.
According to Monroe
County Sheriff's Office
spokeswoman Becky Herrin,
the incident took place Sunday
just before 2 p.m. near mile
marker 107 in Key Largo. The
victim reportedly called the
Sheriff's Office-to report 37-
year-old Robbie Roberts and
23-year-old Monica Harper
had threatened him with a gun
and a knife while in traffic.
Harper reportedly pointed a
knife at the victim, while
Roberts pointed a gun and
pulled the slide back, as if to
chamber a round of ammuni-
Roberts' 15-year-old son

was in the car at the time and
told police he witnessed the
altercation and that Roberts'
had pointed the gun at the vic-
tim. Both the gun and knife
were found in the vehicle.
Harper and Roberts were
arrested and charged with
aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon.


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Keys News

Navy says jet noise study is valid

Residents say
new aircraft
are still too loud

The Navy is standing its
ground in a battle over sound at
the Naval Air Station Key West.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
BJ. Penn says the controversial
noise and safety contours sur-
rounding the training facility
were compiled entirely within the
legal parameters of the federal

rules governing environmental
In November, environmental
attorney Richard Grosso sent a
letter to Penn on behalf of the
Florida Keys Citizens Coalition
and Tavernier resident John
Hammerstrom a vocal oppo-
nent of the F/A-18 Super Hornets
flying out of the base.
Grosso pointed out ttiat the
Navy's own data shows the F/A-
18s are louder than that former
craft flown at the base.
"I'm sure you are aware,"
Grosso wrote, "that a 10-[deci-
bel] increase doubles the loud-
ness. Eighteen decibels is nearly
four times as loud. That is a very
significant difference that could
affect the quality of the human
Penn, in his letter dated Dec.
12, says a 2003 analysis looked at
the noise generated by all use of
the base, including the F/A-18s.
"As a result of that analysis,"
he. -wrote, "the Navy reached a
Finding of No Significant Impact
which addressed off-base noise
exposures from aircraft operating
at NAS Key West."

The Navy is asking the county
to approve the new Air
Installation Compatible Use
Zones as part of its planning
process. Currently the county
abides by a set of contours craft-
ed in 1977' that, say Navy offi-
cials, do not account for three
decades of technological change.
During a Dec. 5 public work-
shop in Key West, a number of
nearby residents complained abut
the sound emanating from the

Stock Island resident Melody
Cooper called the jet sound
"painful." She and a number of her
neighbors have been taking deci-
bel readings topping 120 decibels.
According to Grosso's letter, the
old Tomcats that used to fly from
the base generated 99 decibels.
In the meantime, the Monroe
County Planning Commission, in
a meeting Jan. 8, will be looking
at a proposal to integrate the

AICUZ into the planning process.
The proposed resolution will
still need County Commission
approval once it passes the
Planning Commission.
Under the proposal, the county
would share with the Air Station's
commanding officer any pro-
posed changes to the county's
comprehensive plan. In addition,
the county would entertain any
recommendations from the base
regarding land use decisions.

Court gives go-ahead to AIDS. Help

Six affordable
housing units
may be provided

AIDS Help Inc. can now pro-
vide six additional affordable
housing units in Seebol Place at
711 Catherine St., Key West,
after a Monroe County Circuit
Court decision on Friday denied
neighbors' pleas to quash the
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added congestion.
Neighbors within a 300-foot
radius of the location joined in
opposition to raising the number
of units in the AIDS Help apart-
ment complex from its current
eight to 14.
On Oct. 26, the Catherine
Street Alliance 16 neighbors
in total filed an appeal against
AIDS Help and the Key West
City Commission's decision to
greenlight construction of the
new units. The alliance claimed
the complex wouldn't qualify as
a rest home the designation
given it by its planners, Trepanier
and Associates.
Monroe County Circuit Court
Judge David Audlin decided the
complex does qualify.
Eric Dadd, attorney for the
Catherine Street Alliance, said
the project's units require one full
rate-of-growth-ordinance permit
each, which are based upon the
hurricane evacuation time for the
With rest-home designation,
each would require only 0.1 of a
ROGO permit.
The complaint stated that the

11,586-square-foot property
should fall under the designation
of an apartment building, and the
complex is already in violation of
land development regulations by
exceeding the number of units by
100 percent. Now that the project
is on its way, the alliance argues,
the complex will be 300 percent"
over its allotted units.
That argument was first
addressed by the city's Planning
Board, which approved the proj-
ect as a rest home as did the
City Commission. The planning
department, however, originally
recommended denial, stating it
didn't come into compliance with
land-use regulations.
AIDS Help clients are
"infirmed," Director Robert
Walker says, making the rest
home label applicable to the proj-
ect. Walker has stated at meetings
that the majority of tenants aren't
able to drive, making lack of
-parking a non-issue.
When the commission passed
the project at its Sept. 4 meeting,
it required a limit of 16 tenants in
the 50-year deed-restricted com-
plex. Single tenants must occupy
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Keys News

Wednesday, January 2,2008 5

Housing to be defined


This proposal would set a
housing density for land zoned
The new language would ear-
mark the housing for teachers and
other school district personnel.
It would also encourage the
district to build housing at exist-
ing and future school sites. It
would allow up to 25 affordable
units and as many as 11 market
rate units per acre of land on any
parcels zoned educational.
Also on tap Tuesday is a pro-
posal that would finally set an
official definition for workforce,
affordable and employee housing.
The Workforce Housing Task
Force started out as an affordable
housing group, and they have
long recognized the issue of lan-
guage in describing the housing
needs of the county.
Coleman says, in the memo
accompanying the proposed
amendment, that the county has
no official definition of work-
force housing, and that the term
"affordable housing" is defined
With the county's increased

Keys briefs

activity in creating affordable
housing, says Coleman, "it would
be in the county's and public's
best interest to define workforce
housing in our own code, thereby
minimizing any chances for con-
fusion and also establishing con-
sistency with the state definition."
. The definition would make
families whose total annual
household income is not more
than 140 percent of the county's
median income eligible for work-
force housing.
A third amendment would
change the way that density is
calculated for affordable-housing
so that easements, setbacks and
buffer areas are considered as the
gross total size of a parcel.
The final proposed amend-
ment would set a firm cap on the
resale price of affordable units.
The move, says Coleman, would
better serve the county's newly-
drafted 99-year affordable lease
so units resold in the future will
remain affordable.
This vested resale price would
lock an affordable unit's price in
so that a seller down the road
could pocket no more than 2.5
percent annually above what they
initially paid for the unit.

Programs to address
post-hurricane stress

The American Red Cross has
awarded a grant to Anchors
Aweigh Club Inc. to bring sever-
al programs promoting commu-
nity resilience to Key West and
Monroe County.
The grant is in recognition of
the increase in post-traumatic
stress disorder among those liv-
ing in areas affected by hurri-
canes and the importance of
addressing the issue in both
recovery and prevention.
PTSD Peer Counseling is rec-
ognized as an effective method to
prevent the occurrence or lessen
the impact of PTSD in people
exposed to traumatic events.
Anchors Aweigh will be bring-
ing Lawrence H. Bergmann, a
nationally recognized expert in
the field of mental and emotional
trauma, to the Keys to present
four sessions of PTSD Peer
Counseling Training to law
enforcement, rescue personnel,
and other community leaders.
The first of these sessions will

be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21
and 22. and will be limited to 35
participants. For more informa-
tion, contact Chris Stone at

Gaze at the stars
on Thursday night

Crane Point's Evening with
the Stars program is set for 7 p.m.
All attendees will meet at the
main museum entrance and can
either take a trolley ride or walk
with a guide.
Evening with the Stars is
facilitated by David Heeschen,
who has a doctorate in astronomy
from Harvard University.
In case of overcast skies,
Crane Point will place a notice on
www.cranepoint.net by 6
p.m. Thursday. Call 743-3900 if
you are concerned about the
weather conditions for viewing.
Crane Point is at mile marker
50, bayside.
Price is $5 for nonmembers
and free for members of Crane


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QWednesday, January 2,2008

Keys Opinion

Emergency spending

needs close monitoring

Starting off a new year, it would be welcome to begin with a fresh
Alas, that's not how things work out most times.
As evidence, we note the recent report on $151 million gone awry
to purchase generators for state hurricane shelters.
As reported by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, the funding
came as an emergency appropriation following the lessons learned
from the 2004 hurricane season, when Florida was hit by four major
The goal of the state's Emergency Management Division was to
provide generators for special-needs shelters, open a warehouse in
Orlando that could respond quickly and help fund hardening of
emergency centers.
Keys readers may recall that Monroe County's Emergency
Operations Center in the Marathon Government Center was one of
the dozen or so listed as most vulnerable in the event of a Category
3 or higher hurricane.
But, no surprise, Monroe County didn't get the money. And, it
turns out, neither did most of the other counties looking for help.
Instead, as the Sun-Sentinel reporters discovered, much of the
money went to buy 52 generators that are sitting in storage because
emergency management lacks the funds to install the things.
Also, a big chunk of the emergency appropriation was used to
outfit a "state logistics response center" in Orlando with flat-panel
TVs, communications equipment and get this Segway scoot-
ers to ride around the warehouse..
Big-screen TVs and motorized scooters don't fit our definition of
emergency needs.
Wehope lawmakers take a hard look at how that money should
be spent for real emergencies.

Welcome to our home.

For any locals who venture out to Mallory Square, or Crane
Point, or Holiday Isle this week, you will no doubt hear lots
of foreign languages being spoken.
A weak dollar has meant an influx of visitors from overseas and
from Canada, lured by our warmnn weather, tropical waters and plen-
ty of sunshine.
For many, this is their first visit to the Florida Keys. And it's
interesting to forecast how -changes in travel will impact our local
A report from the Conference Board signals a trend to shorter
trips and staying closer-to-home all pegged to an economic
slowdown and higher gasoline prices.
Tougher passport rules for Americans traveling to the Caribbean
could also wind up benefiting the Keys, which competes domesti-
cally with those island destinations.
So, as you interact with visitors this season, remember our Keys
economy is dependent on making them feel very much at home
during their stay with us.

Wayne Markham ........ ..... . . . . .Publisher
Larry Kahn . ..... ....... . .......... . . Editor
Melanie Elder ..................... Marketing Director
Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director
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No room for grinches in a Keys Christmas

Christmas morning, the kids awakened with
smiles on their faces, eyes gleaming with surprise
and counting the many gifts for which they were
blessed. Wiping my teary eyes, I sighed with relief
for another year and another Santa job well done.
My heart full, I smiled with content watching each
child make its way through the front door. I stood
proud representing our late grandmother, who only
a few months prior closed her eyes, retiring her
lifelong residency as a Conch to the heavens above
Grandma's ritual on a daily basis was an
acceptance of watch duty, as she would swing gra-
ciously on the front porch while consuming her
daily refreshments and patrol the kids as they
would play.
She stressed the importance of every child
given the chance to experience a true childhood
and build and create memories for living and lov-
ing life as happy adults and in return passing that
concept onto their children.
Nevertheless, my Christmas morning joy of
being entertained by the kids came to a short
screeching halt. Why did I so impatiently take a
break? I returned to find the kids baffled, bewil-
dered, mouths open in awe. The neighborhood
Grinch, fast as lightning, had struck once again.

She decided to call one of the children over to her
fence with the following threat: "If your [exple-
tive] football lands in my yard, I am going to
[expletive] take it."
The very next day the problem continued, but
this time a Sheriff's Office deputy visited our
home responding to a complaint of rocks having
been thrown into the yard of, yes, our one and
only. Key West Conch? No, of course not. None
other than our very own neighborhood Grinch.
How were they to have known about the Grinch's
preference of coal over rocks?
How is it that people can be so cruel? How is it
that anyone can for one moment not place them-
selves in a child's position, seeing life through the
eyes of children? Is it negatively using reflection
of their own personal resentment of having been
denied a childhood? If this is the case, please, give
a gift of love, promote shaping life with respect to
a childhood, save a community in return for your
Happy children grow into more functional,
sociable adults, those who shall one day become
our community residents, our leaders. Once upon
a time, we were kids as well.
Alaniya Valido
Key West

League succeeds with the help of many

American Youth Soccer Organization Region
705 thanks to everyone for helping in another suc-
cessful season. Our Middle Keys program had
more than 200 kids and 21 teams participating.
Sponsorships help keep our program costs low
to our participants, allowing opportunities for
more children to participate. Thanks to this year's
Obviously, running the biggest youth sports
program in the Middle Keys requires a lot of help
from volunteers. Thanks to our board members
coaches, assistant coaches, referees, team parents

A fearless Christmas
I would like to thank the Realtors and owners
of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate and the
members of Marathon Fire Rescue for the won-
derful Christmas Eve light show and Santa Claus.
In addition to providing some great entertainment,
these folks created a bit of holiday magic.
You see, my 3-year-old grandson, daughters
and son-in-law were down from Chicago for the
season. Grandson Christopher has been afraid of
Santa his entire young life. But the combination of
sounds, snow and special effects of the light show,
along with the novelty of Santa arriving on a fire
truck, created a special magic. Christopher riot
only wasn't afraid, he thoroughly enjoyed meeting
Santa and eating the candy cane he received from
the jolly old man.
Once again, thanks to all who made this a
magic evening, and for reminding me and every-
one else what a truly great town Marathon is to
live in and to visit.
Larry Kendzior

and Marco Gransee, who donated his professional
time as our region photographer.
Of course, this all could not happen without the
city of Marathon. Thanks for providing the facili-
ties to play, hold certification classes and run a
concession stand. The Parks and Recreation
Department staff led by Jimmy Schmidt was
always helpful and contributed volunteer hours by
coordinating the Under 6 and Under 8 divisions.
We have a proud program that follows our five
core philosophies: Everyone plays, balanced
teams, open registration, positive coaching and
good sportsmanship. We are now practicing with
our travel teams to represent Marathon at the area
and state levels in the coming months.
The community support has been great. If any-
one wants to volunteer, contribute or would like
more information on the program, you can always
contact us at 731-3082 or by e-mail at
Chris Bull -

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editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit.
Letters thOnking an individual are welcome.
However, space does not permit publication of thank-
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Include a daytime phone number (which will not
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questions about your correspondence.
Send your letters to:
Mail: Editor, Keynoter, RO. Box 500158, Marathon,
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Keys Opinion

Wednesday, January 2,2008 7

ADA doesn't address dinghy dockage

It seems like a very vocal
group has once again reared its
head acting as if it represents the
interests of many. It is important
to recognize that the views
expressed by anyone represent
only the author's views. I repre-
sent myself and do not pretend to
represent others. I also adamantly
refuse to let others label me as
disabled against my will. I've
spent too much of my life avoid-
ing self-pity and instead sought to
be as productive a member of our
society as I'm able.
Mary Lowry, in her letter of
Dec. 26, gives a diluted view of
the difficulty in addressing and
interpreting the Americans with
- Disabilities Act. By its very lan-
guage, it can cover almost every-
In Appendix A, Standards of
Accessible Design, we finally see
the nuts and bolts "inches and
feet of space for wheelchairss"
"heights of objects," when Braille
is appropriate, and "the number of
designated seats and parking
spaces for cars."

Concerning the City of
Marathon Marina, nowhere in this
whole shooting match does there
appear to be a mandate for a
handicapped-person dingy set-
aside. In fact, the ADA
Accessibility Guidelines for
Buildings and Facilities for recre-
ational boating addresses ramps,
pier width, toe-rail height and
similar issues, but not dinghy
I appreciate the city's effort to
go above and beyond by designat-
ing an area for handicapped-per-
son dingy dockage. It is far safer
for me to go over the side of my
dingy than across the bow.
Is the issue here that we need
to establish our right under the
ADA to a private individual? Is
the issue a designated parking
spot for each and every handi-
capped person with a dingy or
perhaps just one? Perhaps all
those countless towns that have
wrestled with this problem and
conquered it would be willing to
share their insight.
Howard Hubbard

Keys about to burst its balloon

Once upon a time there was a
sleepy little fishing village in the
Keys, just a few mom-and-pop
motels, three or four local eateries,
some quaint little Conch houses
scattered around the island, and the
nearshore waters were pure and
clean. Small but efficient camp-
grounds and mobile-home parks .
provided clean, comfortable and
affordable living for the workforce
and the snowbirds.
In the summer months after the
tourists had retreated back up north,
the locals would kick back and
enjoy the fruits of their hard-earned
winter earnings, resting up for the
next season and the rewards it
would surely bring.
Then along came the mega
hotels, high-end resorts and mari-
nas, fast-food restaurants, the gro-
cery chains, department-store
chains and, along with all that,
more people, more people needed
for the many jobs now available,
more tourists sucked down to the
Keys by the Tourist Development
Council to support this influx of
modernization and more pressure
heaped upon the sewer system and
the already too fragile eco-system.
As a result, up went the cost of liv-
ing and down went the very quali-
ties that made that little village
unique to locals and visitors alike.

The campgrounds and mobile-
home parks had become about as
rare as a Miami Dolphin victory
and the workforce had to scramble
to find housing, and when its mem-
bers did, they had to work two or
three jobs to afford it (maybe that
was the idea behind it all, make
them have to work two or three
jobs, and we will only need a third
of the normal workforce).
Larger schools were being built
while student registration was
declining due to the fact that the
parents couldn't afford to live there,
nor could the teachers. The devel-
opers wanted to develop more and
the local officials seemed powerless
to stop them, or were unwilling to
do so. As a result, more condos,.
high-end resorts and marinas per-
meated the area.
What once used to be that
sleepy little fishing village now has
now become what it is today, and
yet they still continue to build and
spend thousands upon thousands to
lure even more tourists down to
support the so-called progress that
we didn't want or need in the first
Of course, this is only a fairy
tale, but the moral of the story is
that you can only put so much air in
a balloon before it eventually blows.
Dave Scott

Treating reader opinions

responsibly is important

Last month, I had the privilege of serving
on a panel during a Florida Division of
Emergency Management course teaching
those who work in the public sector how to
get the word out about what's going on dur-
ing an emergency.
The questioning mostly focused on how
police, fire departments, utilities, hospitals,
the School District and the like can best work
with the media to get essential information to
the public in the quickest and most accurate
Time was set aside for open-ended ques-
tioning and one of the participants asked how
we determine which letters to the editor to
publish. My answer was simple: Letters
should be of local interest or from
local writers, cannot exceed 400
words, cannot be libelous or
patently false, cannot be personal
attacks (except, for those in the
public arena such as elected offi-
cials, who are fair game), and
must be signed.
The issues can be big or small.
I told the story of one letter writer
complaining about the song an ice
cream truck broadcasts as it
winds its way through the neigh-
borhoods. That begat a letter from
someone who said she likes the
ice cream truck's song, which Larry
begat a letter asking why doesn't Keynot
the ice cream truck come down
my street?
Then someone asked how we verify if a
letter is authentic, that is, how do we know
the name signed at the bottom is really the
person who wrote it?
She said she knew of a letter published two
years, ago that was a fraud, written under a
fake name. It was the first I heard of it, and it
made me fume and made me wonder how
it possibly could have happened.
We go to great lengths to authenticate let-
ters to the editor and the accuracy of state-
ments in them. As most who have had their
opinions printed on these pages know, we
call or send e-mails that basically say:
"Please send your full name, address and
phone number for verification. The latter two
would not be published."
Usually people just forget to put where they
live, and they respond. But then there are oth-
ers, such as the letter from "Alexander Haig"
in the Lower Keys that arrived two weeks
I did an extensive search using numerous
computer programs looking for this person,
and determined there is no such person. So I
wrote back to the e-mail address from the
sender advising that if he/she wanted his/her
letter published, we would need his/her real
name, along with the verifying information.
No surprise, there was no response. And

the letter went into the recycle bin, never to
see -ink. That's how it's supposed to work. If
someone feels strongly enough about an issue
to take time to write, then that person must
attach responsibility a real name to his
or her opinion.
And then, a blow to the gut last week. I
found out we printed a letter in December
under a fake name. The letter was not contro-
versial. In fact, it was uplifting. But it was.,a
fraud printed with the name of someone
long since deceased.
After we received the letter from an anony-
mous Yahoo! e-mail account, I wrote back,
"John, where do you live?" "John" respond-
ed. I felt no more need for follow-up because
this was a letter calling for charity
in our community, and seemed
S genuine. So we published the let-
Then I received this e-mail:
"Larry, thank you for posting
my letter about the need for chari-
ty. I'm writing to give you this
head's up out of respect in case of
the remotest chance somebody
mentions it to you, you will not be
caught unaware ...."
This writer admitted writing
under a dead person's name even
after we had reached out to con-
Kahn firm the writer's real identity, and
ir Editor thought we had done so.
He/she said the letter was writ-
ten with permission from the
deceased's wife and that "she didn't care at
the time as long as it wasn't-politics. It's no
big deal although she may be surprised to see
it. I would have posted it in my own name
but I am just too shy."
But apparently, while intentions seem
admirable, not too shy to shoot a dart at this
newspaper's credibility.
You trust us to do everything we can to get
it right, whether it's a hard news story or a
community announcement or that someone
giving his or her opinion on the OpEd pages
is in fact the author of that letter. In this case,
despite our efforts, we failed. It might not
seem like a big deal, but it is to us. If even
one fraudulent missive gets through, all let-
ters are open to suspicion from you, the read-
Anyone who wants to post opinions anony-
mously can do so through other publications'
forums or online bulletin boards that don't
require names attached to the opinions or
attempt to fact check claims contained with-
in. We do require those standards be met
because it's the responsible thing to do. And
we do want your opinions treated the same
My name is Larry Kahn. I'm the editor of
this newspaper, and I approve this message
real name attached, of course.


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R Wrni Jnur 2.2008 Keys News

School moves to FKCC

Home School
students gather
at college campus

Home School High School
of Key West has a new home.
But home for Home School
High School students isn't what
you may think it's two class-
rooms at Florida Keys
Community College, right next
to the Tennessee Williams
Theatre on College Road.
The private school and its 16
students are now joining two
other organizations that are
renting space at the college -
the YMCA and the PACE
Center for Girls.
"We've been in cahoots with
the college for the past year,"
board member Anna Symington
The 11-year-old nonprofit
cleaned out its classrooms at
Grace Lutheran Church on
Flagler Avenue after the fall
semester and is now settled and
ready for school to begin Jan. 7,

OU SCH LSo and textbooks and classroom
computers. But not without the
Symington said. parents and students interview-
The school known as HS2 ing with the board first.
is saving about $900 a month The program's curriculum
by paying rent to the college requires each student to achieve
and is able enhance the opportu- a B grade or higher in each sub-
nities for extracurricular activi- ject matter and is attractive to
ties, Symington said. college admission offices,
"We were happy to work Symington said.
with them," FKCC President "It's a very quiet environ-
Jill Landesberg-Boyle said. ment," she said. "The kids are
"They needed special consider- serious. They have somebody
ation. It's for the good of the watching them all of the time."
community." Symington is quick to list the
Symington says staff will be benefits of HS2: No need to
quick-to take advantage of the take the state-mandated Florida
close location to Easter Seals Comprehensive Assessment
Therapy Center, Lower Keys Test. The students are able to
Medical Center, Society for the play high school sports; HS2
Prevention of Cruelty to boasts a wrestler and a tennis
Animals and the Key West player.
Convalescent Center. The benefit of having the
Home School High School students next door isn't lost on
will soon start a community Landesberg-Boyle.
service class that requires stu- She sees an increase in full
dents to complete hours and time equivalency enrollment
write a report for credit, and strengthening of the col-
Because HS2 is not a char- lege's growing dual enrollment
tered school, Symington said, it program in her crystal ball.
receives no state funds. Parents "We can expose them to
pay $6,000 in tuition fees annu- FKCC," she said. "And they
ally, which covers the rent for might even go to school full-
classrooms, two tutors' salaries time here."

Newly certified diver

dies in Upper Keys

Keynoter Staff

A Maryland woman newly
certified in scuba died after sur-
facing from a dive Sunday off
Key Largo.
Nancy Kreiter, 50, of Bel Air,
Md., was on a Florida Keys vaca-
tion during which all four family
members completed dive-certifi-
cation training, husband David
Clifford told Monroe County
Sheriff's Office officers.
"They all took scuba diving
lessons together and became certi-
fied just two days prior -to her
death," said Deputy Becky Herrin,
agency information officer.
Kreiter yearned to become a
diver for a decade, so the couple
and their two children "traveled
to the Keys to fulfill that dream,"
Herrin said.
Kreiter and her son surfaced
after a dive at the Benwood
Wreck and swam back to the
boat. Witnesses told Deputy Kyle
Page that "she took off her fins
and began climbing onto the
boat...On the boat's ladder,
Kreiter reportedly collapsed and

stopped breathing."
Crew aboard the commercial
dive boat, based at John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State
Park, began cardiopulmonary
resuscitation. They also hailed a
nearby dive boat, smaller and
faster, to race Kreiter to shore.
The Pennekamp-based boat also
still had divers in the water.
An ambulance met the incom-
ing dive boat at the Port Largo
Homeowners Park on Marina
Avenue, but Kreiter soon was
pronounced dead.
An autopsy will Be performed
to determine cause of death. Her
dive gear was taken for inspection.
Kreiter was the 10th person to
die on a Keys scuba trip in 2007.
Three people died while free-
diving, and a fourth snorkeler
was killed when hit by a boat.
The Benwood Wreck is rela-
tively shallow, about 25 to 45
feet, compared with wrecks like
the Duane or Spiegel Grove, in
waters deeper than 100 feet.

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Keys residents welcome wounded paratroopers

Program helps
wounded vets
Keynoter Staff

Nine paratroopers seriously
wounded in Iraq enjoyed the
waters of the Florida Keys dur-
ing a December sojourn.
The soldiers all served with
the 101st Airborne Division,
based at Fort Campbell in
During the trip hosted by
Ocean Divers of Key Largo and
the Islander Resort in

Islamorada, the group took part
in a pool session at the Jacobs
Aquatic Center, then hit the
water at the Jules Undersea
Lodge basin.
Weather cancelled a planned
trip to the coral reef, but all the
soldiers have an open invitation
to return, said Ocean Divers
shop manager Kenny Wheeler.
A wide array of residents
and businesses pitched in to
make the soldiers' trip a suc-
cess, Wheeler said.
The Dec. 7-9 adventure
began when Ocean Divers
received word that the

A group of
from the 101st
enjoys a
recent diving
trip to the
Upper Keys,
by local

International Association of
Handicapped Divers was trying
to arrange a Keys trip for the
Fraser Bathgate, an officer
of the diving group, described
"a group of land-locked
wounded scuba divers who
needed someone to take them
out to the beautiful reefs of the
Key Largo area," Wheeler
The troops' finances were
tight, but locals made certain
that did not pose a problem.
Three 'local dive instructors
received specialized training to
become guides and profession-
als for handicapped students.
Ocean Divers committed to
provide free use of all needed
equipment, in addition to boat
trips and logistical support.
The Islander Resort donated
use of five rooms, while Rib

Daddy's Country Kitchen own-
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served up free meals. Frank
Hawkins Associates raised
funds to cover other assorted
Temperatures were near 20
degrees when the troopers left
Fort Campbell, but the Keys
were basking in 80-degree
cloudless sunshine when they
Key Largo resident Greg
Wallich, a Vietnam veteran,
held a welcoming reception at
his oceanside home.
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They also were to test four
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attach to the dive tank and can be
controlled by the diver's chin
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Sea conditions deteriorated
badly before the troops could get
to the reef.
"Jules Undersea Lodge came
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One-way conversion
starts at noon today

The conversion of several
current two-way streets in
Bahama Village to one-way
streets will officially take effect
at noon today.
Street signs that are already
installed will be uncovered and
the new traffic pattern will start
to be enforced. Residents and
visitors are asked to be particu-
larly alert when driving in
Bahama Village after the new
traffic pattern takes effect and
to obey the new traffic laws.
The following is a list of the
changes being enacted:
+ Catherine, Street will
become one-way from
Simonton Street to Thomas
+ Thomas Street will
become one-way from
Catherine Street to Amelia
+ Amelia Street will
become one-way from Emma
Street to Duval Street.
+ Virginia Street will
become one-way from
Whitehead Street to Emma
+ Julia Street will become
one-way from Emma Street to
Duval Street.
Truman Avenue will
become one-way from
Whitehead Street to Fort Street.
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become one-way from Emma
Street to Whitehead Street.

Book sale benefits
library's friends

The monthly Friends of the
Key West Library Book Sale
will be 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday in the Palm Garden at
the Key West branch, 700
Fleming St.
The sale will feature a selec-
tion of books of all kinds -
hard covers and paperbacks,
first editions and best sellers,
cookbooks, literature and non-
fiction just about everything
between covers. There is a
good selection of books for
children and young readers and
a large selection of new mys-
teries. In addition, the library
has been culling its collection
of nonfiction and biography
and those will also be in great
The sale also features other
media magazines, record
albums, DVDs and videos.
Most books are priced at a
dollar or less, while "specials"
- books in particularly good
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Keys Business

Wednesday, January 2,2008

Keys briefs

Key Largo leads
in bed-tax increase

Key Largo led the pack
in October in the percent-
age increase of tourist-tax
revenue collected county-
wide, according to the Key
Largo Chamber of
Tourist Development
Council District Advisory
Committee 5 brought in
20.4 percent more in bed
taxes in October 2007 than
it did in October 2006,
chamber President Jackie
Harder wrote in the chain-
ber's most recent newslet-
She wrote that "the other
districts were either flat or
in the negative numbers.
Herfstats for those areas:
District 1 (Key West),
0.4 percent.
District 2 (Lower
Keys), 7.1 percent
District 3 (Marathon),
minus 27.2 percent,

(Islamorada), minus 14.4

Harder said TDC
Director Harod Wheeler
said he thinks Key.Largo's
increase has a lot to do with
piggy-backing on South
Florida events such as Art
Basel, the season-endiig
NASCAR race in'
Homestead and others.

Trade group gives
to two organizations

The Upper Keys
Association of Dive and
Snorkel Operators has i
decided to donate money
raised from its Island Sun
Splash events to two organ-
izations in the Uipper Keys.
A total of $8,000 will be
split equally between the
Mike R. Smith Memorial
Fund and Island Dolphin
Care in Key Largo. Smith
was a diver who died in an
October free-diving acci-
dent; the money goes to his
family (he left a wife and
unborn child).

This fiberglass
angelfish went
up at the Italian
around 2000,
making it a draw
for motorists. The
restaurant is
history, replaced
by a residential

SPhoto by JAY CLARK/

New 'club' comes to Keys

Fisherman's Cove
tweaks concept
of time shares

The transformation of the for-
mer Italian Fisherman restaurant,
once a popular eatery overlook-
ing Key Largo's Blackwater
Sound, into an upscale form of
private club with shared vacation

homes is almost finished.
The Residence Club at
Fisherman's Cove will have six
homes, each a three-bedroom,
three-bath unit with luxury fur-
nishings, according to advertising
for the development.
While Fisherman's Cove is
bringing new life to a long-shut-
tered site on the bay, it also brings
a new ownership model to vaca-
tion homes in the Keys.
The developers behind

Fisherman's Cove are Bill Thies
and Ben Fillichio, who have a
combined 20 years experience in
business and real estate and
whose developments include
Gulfstream Condominiums,
Pinecrest Village at Victoria Park
and Wilton Station in Broward
County, according to published
marketing materials.
DCP International, a Utah-
based firm, has developed the
shared vacation-home concept,


Governor vows lower rates

Crist's efforts
not enough in
year just ended
Associated Press

Despite Gov. Charlie Crist's
best efforts to persuade insurance
companies to lower the rates they
charge home and business own-
ers, little progress was made in

Inexpensive insurance is hard
to find, especially in the state's
coastal areas, despite new legisla-
tion created in a January special
session designed to help con-
sumers. The standoff between
state regulators and private com-
panies remains. That led Florida
newspaper and broadcast editors
to vote property insurance the
state's No. 3 story for 2007.
Insurance companies have

been "unfair, and possibly broken
the law, in carrying out their cor-
porate duty to the people of our
state," Crist said in a recent inter-
view with the Associated Press.
"I'm pretty torqued off at them, if
you want to know the truth."
The first-year governor large-
ly staked the initial impression of
his administration on finding a
successful solution to the proper-
ty insurance crisis. And while



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which is spreading from ski
country to other vacation hot
spots and now could become
more common in the Keys. DCP
is the design, marketing and sales
consultant; a subsidiary,
Destination Club Management,
will manage Fisherman's Cove.
The generic term for the form
of ownership at developments
like Fisherman's Cove is frac-
tional, or shared, ownership.
DCP International uses the name
"equity residence club."
The fractional ownership con-
cept shares some aspects of con-
venience and amenities with con-
dominiums, condo-hotels, time
shares and country clubs but it
isn't exactly any of these. But it is
growing in popularity.
The common denominator in
such developments, from Vail to
Manhattan to Key Largo, is equi-
ty ownership. Buyers have a title
to a share of the property, which
makes it more like a condo than a
Essentially, a group of owners
buys into a single residential unit,
while the management provides
the amenities of an upscale hotel or
resort. Some of the largest resort
operators associated with new
fractional-ownership develop-
ments are Marriott International,
Wyndham Worldwide and Four
Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Fisherman's Cove will have
48 total owners of its six units,
with each owner having a one-
eighth share.
Fisherman's Cove is selling
itself as a less stressful, less expen-
sive alternative to vacation home
ownership, with better service.
With just six homes, the club
will be "very intimate," said
Hillary Reiter, a spokeswoman

for the developer. She said sales
began about a month ago and the
developer has increased the frac-
tional-ownership price from
$295,000 to $329,000 "due to
strong sales."
Of the original Italian
Fisherman structure, only the
concrete shell was kept. The
building wasn't completely
demolished but was overhauled
and renovated, Reiter said.
Fisherman's Cove units have
been marketed mainly to South
Floridians. "Lots of our buyers so
far are from Miami-Dade and
Broward and one buyer from
Michigan," she said. Owners are
typically avid boaters.
Owners will be guaranteed
three weeks a year in their unit,
but unlike a time share, they can
make reservations for additional
weeks and stay in any unit that's
available. The developers say
availability is along the lines of
tee times at a members-only golf
club. Owners will be able to
reserve units far in advance and
also at the last minute.
The advantage over other
forms of ownership is lower cost
for better amenities, Reiter said.
"This is a great way to own a
vacation home in a desirable
waterfront residence with owners
sharing all the costs. It scales
down all your expenses."
Fisherman's Cove units have
approximately 2,300 square feet
of living space. Owners can use
club-owned boats. The complex
includes a fitness center, swim-
ming pool, private dock, rooftop
terrace and private staff and
The development also will
have commercial and public
space, including public docks and
an upscale restaurant, The Big
Chill, on the first floor of the
.three-story structure.

Keys Business

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

National companies continue to reduce exposure


Crist still enjoys widespread
approval ratings in polls, he has-
n't fulfilled the political promise
to have rates drop substantially.
He remains convinced that
many companies are gouging
"It's not a funny game," Crist
said during a July Cabinet meet-
ing. "They're not passing those
savings on ... It's the law and
there are consequences to not
adhering to the law."
And since the state has avoid-
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apathy becomes another concern.
Some 90,000 flood policies have
lapsed in the last two years.
And while thousands of peo-
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many of the large national com-
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the state.
Crist's rhetoric has worn on
industry officials, especially
since the state-backed Citizens
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been allowed to expand its base
at a significant risk to the state's
coffers and anyone who owns a
home, car or business.
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"Remember, politicians use
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Keys Living

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Keys briefs

Tour Dream Home
through March 2

The 2008 HGTV Dream
Home in Islamorada is now
open for tours from 9 a.mn. to
6 p.m. daily through March 2.
The $20 tickets go to benefit
-the Florida Keys Children's
Shelter in Tavernier. For tick-
et locations, call the shelter at
The three-story, three-bed-
iroom, 3,500-square-foot
home is in an enclave called
The Shore at mile marker
86.7 bayside. The home and
its associated prizes are val-
ued at more than $2.2 million.
People can register to win
at www.hgtv.com.

move to campus

The Home School High
School of Key West, known
as HS2, has moved to the
Stock Island campus of
Florida Keys Community
College as of Tuesday.
An open house is planned
from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 for
those interested in learning
more about the alternative
educational opportunities
available through HS2. The
classrooms are just to the
right of the Tennessee
Williams Theater. For more
information call 292-0075 or
send an e-mail to HS2Key
West @aol.com. t

Key deer group
highlights Watson

The Key Deer Protection
Alliance holds its annual
January networking pot-luck
dinner at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at
the Lower Keys Home
Owners Association Building
on Bogie Road (turn right off
Watson just past the No -
Name Pub). The public is
invited; bring a dish.
A short video will be
shown highlighting the
career of Jack Watson, con-
sidered the unorthodox first-
defender of the Key deer.

New kilns to fire up new students

Department starts
semester fresh

New and returning students
have a treat in store if they're
involved in ceramics classes at
Florida Keys Community.
Two kilns, one new and one
refurbished, are ready for the first
firings in 2008.
"The construction was fantas-
tic," said Jay Gogin, who heads
the Ceramics Department and is
the advisor for the school's
ceramics club, Mud Pi.
"They are pristine and clean,
just waiting for students," he said.
"They took longer to build than
the old ones. We took three days
to tear down the old ones and
three days to build."
The new kilns are. sealed with
- what Gogin calls high-tech mor-
tar. Pieces should be fired more
evenly and the kilns should last
longer, he says.
"We fire so much more than
the average ceramics depart-
ment," Gogin said. "We ended up
taking out one kiln completely.
The second, which we built after

Jay Gogin (left) advises some students last semester.

Hurricane Wilma, we just redid
the mortar."
That furnace, built so a central
car holding the ceramics to be
fired can roll in and out of it, has
fired more than 300 pieces.
"When you consider that it's

almost 40 hours for each firing,"
Gogin said, "that's extraordi-
College President Jill
Landesberg-Boyle said the kilns,
new sinks and cabinetry are cour-
tesy of the Florida Keys

Educational Foundation, the sup-
port arm for the college.
"We are trying hard to
increase our arts and culture pro-
gramming," she said, "and the
foundation is crucial in making
that happen."
The foundation, also funds
scholarships, programs and
events, Landesberg-Boyle said.
The state usually matches most
donations to the foundation, which
doubles what benefactors give.
Most of the ceramics artwork
scattered around the campus was
fired in the old kilns, Gogin said.
The new ones are the same size
with a capacity of 75 cubic feet,
which means there's enough
room to fire some enormous
"I'm working on something
right now for the women's shelter
that is twice the size of the huge
pots in the fountain" outside the
student union, he said.
But first, a little professional
down time. Gogin is spending the
tail end of the holiday season
with his mentor Paul Soldner,
who has taught ceramics for 37
years at Scripps College in
Claremont, Calif.
When he returns for the first
class Jan. 8, he'll be as fresh
as the new kilns, ready to be
fired up.


18 Wednesday, January 2,2008

Keys Living

FOR THE HEALTH OF IT: Mariners Hospital has donated an automatic vital-sign monitor to
the nursing program at Florida Keys Community College. The machine monitors blood
pressure, pulse, temperature and oxygen saturation and will be used during classroom
segments of their training. At the presentation are (from left) students Gabriela Alexander,
Barbara Enriques and Macha Shinhoster; Mariners nurse and college nursing instructor
Terry Leo; students Mindalia Santos, Annie Urbay, Raquel Alonso, Julie Erickson, Kate Burke
and Kristin Yates; college instructor Debbie Allish; and Kristi Cannon.

White, George. 86, a long time resident of the
Florida Keys and Broward County passed away
November 18th, 2007 from complications of can-
cer. At the time of his death, George was surround-
ed by loving members of his family and friends, as
well as his best friend, Denver, the chocolate lab
who stayed by his side during his illness. George
was born December 30th, 1921 in Boston,
Massachusetts. He valiantly served his country dur-
ing WWII as a U.S. Navy Corpsman. George was a
lifetime member of the VFW and the Boston Red
Sox's #1 fan. He enjoyed the friendship of fellow divers and long time friends
from the Florida Keys to Maine.At the age of 86 he would spend his summers
at the Springer's Pride Farm in Maine, actively performing the many chores
associated with farming. During the winter months, George could be found
working at Holiday Isle Dive Shop or helping his friend Harriette and her staff
at Harriette's Restaurant in Key Largo. George preferred to be known for his
outspokenness and gruff exterior, when actually all who knew him, knew his
kind hearted nature, sense of humor and willingness to help anyone in need.
George was predeceased by his parents, George and Serphine White and his
soul mate Mary Emmett. He is survived by his sons, Steven (Sandra), Gordon
(Peggy), David (Susan) George (Doreen), daughters Kathleen (Butch) Ross and
Carolanne (Doug) Haas, sisters Joan Carlson, Margie Snider and Liz Norling,
grandchildren: Heather, Maryanne, Kristin, Brian, Christopher, Jamie, Melanie,
Joshua, Stephanie, and George W White, II, Michael, Seve Quinn, Andrew and
Matthew Haas; Great grandchildren, Samantha and Dillan Ross. George left a
host of friends not limited to Melba Nezbed, Ed Armstrong, and Harriett
Mattson. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Pedro's Catholic Church in
Islamorada on January 4th at 11:00 a.m. Followed by the spreading of
ashes. In lieu of flowers, please make all contributions in George's name to
Hospice of Southeast Florida, 309 S.E. 18th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Keys briefs

Two Relay teams
plan fundraisers

Two teams raising money for
the American Cancer Society's
Key West Relay for Life event
have fundraisers planned:
The Dream Makers of
Historic Key West Inns team is
collecting empty ink cartridges
and old cell phones to raise
money for the Relay. Collection
points are the Merlin Guesthouse,
811 Simonton St., Key Lime Inn,
725 Truman Ave.; Chelsea
House, 709 Truman; Albury
Court, 1031 Eaton St.; and the
Budget Key West, 1030 Eaton.
The Key West United
Methodist Relay team holds a
potato bake luncheon at the
church, 600 Eaton St., at noon
Sunday. It includes baked pota-
toes with all the fixings and
dessert. Suggested donation is $5;
takeout is available. Reservations


Just recently Robert started his
own contracting business and of
course signs are needed to promote
your business. He sought out our
competitor in the same business,
provided the person with a very
simple business card (real simple
to reproduce). This copy was to
be applied on a pair of magnets.
When asked for the cost, "A
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Robert knew he could do better.
A friend suggested talking to
Keys Grafix Signs. He
stopped by our shop, showed us
his business card and was told
we could provide the mags for
$100. A $50 savings. He was so
happy he ordered two more
pairs, now saving $150. He also
asked about banners. We saved
him another $175. Total
savings $325. WOW! He
couldn't believe it. So the point is,
when you need any type of sign,
let us give.you a bid. You are no
way obligated to our company.

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Phone: 743-7724
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are appreciated. Call 296-2392 or
Fran Carlisle at 292-2159.

Two plant clinics
help ID problems

The Monroe County Co-
operative Extension Service has
scheduled more plant clinics for
those looking to get bugs identi-
fied and plant problems correctly
diagnosed before treating their
landscapes with pesticides or
other chemicals. Bring insects or
sick plants for diagnosis or iden-
The clinics are 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday at the Upper Keys
Garden Club, mile marker 94 bay-
side; and 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the
Extension Service office in the
Gato Building, 1100 Simonton
St., Suite 2-260, Key West.

Pair to present
to Save-A-Turtle

Monroe County's Save-A-
Turtle, a nonprofit organization
aimed at educating people about
sea turtles, next meets at 6:30
p.m. Monday at the Turtle
Hospital in Marathon.
Guest speakers are Russ and
Mary Draper, who will present -a
DVD showing a nest hatching in
Key West; and Tom Luebke
showing a DVD of Turtle
Hospital owner Richie Moretti
receiving the International Fund
for Animals' Welfare Award.

Wesley House adds
Key West training

Foster parents are needed in
Monroe County, and those inter-
ested have opportunities to train
as foster parents in both the
Upper and Lower Keys.
A 10-week Wesley House
Family Services course is offered
starting Jan. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
in the Upper Keys at the Wesley
House Tavernier Office, 175
Wrenn St. Call Noreen Dawson
to register at 853-3515 or send an
e-mail to noreen.dawson@
It's also offered starting Jan.
23, also from 6 to 9 p.m., at
Wesley House, 1304 Truman
Ave., Key West. For more infor-
mation call Val Maynard at 289-
2681 or send an e-mail to


Keys Living

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 19"

Keys briefs

Election course
starts on Jan. 8

Florida Keys Community
College adjunct political-science
instructor Henry Woods is offer-
ing a six-week lunch-and-leam
course that will track the 2008
presidential race. .
Beginning Jan. 8, Woods will
facilitate the course that will meet
Tuesdays and Wednesdays over
lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Alice's Restaurant to monitor the
primaries and caucuses that will
select the nominees for both
major political parties.
Tuition is $89 (does not
include the lunch at $20 per per-
son). The same material will be
covered Tuesdays and Wednes-
days to give flexibility to partici-
pants who may have a conflict on
a particular day.
To enroll, call 809-3188.

Speaker Kelly
visits St. Peter

St. Peter Catholic Church on
Big Pine Key is hosting motiva-
tional speaker Matthew Kelly, a
New York Times bestselling
author, Jan. 18 to 20 at 7 p.m.
each night.
His topic is "Becoming the
Best Version of Yourself." He'll
discuss God's dream for us to
become the best we can and the
role our relationships and faith
play in the quest to discover last-
ing happiness. Each night, he will
present a different talk.
Questions? Call 872-2537.

Designer Tierney
talks garden rooms

Landscape designer Patrick
Tierney will present- a free
evening workshop, "Creating
Garden Rooms: Living and
Entertaining Spaces in Your
Garden," from 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at
the West Martello Tower in Key
West as part of the Key West
Garden Club's 2008 horticulture
education series.
Tiemey, whose tropical land-
scaping has been featured on
Home and Garden Television and
in books and magazines, is
known for his private and public
gardens, including the Key West
Library Palm Garden.
The in-depth workshop will.
feature step-by-step how to's and

photos, and be followed by a
social where Tiemey will give
one-on-one answers.
Reservations are requested.
Call Kim Gordon at 745-3003.

New Mac system
is demonstrated

The Upper Keys Mac User
Group hosts Tom Mulhall of
Macintosh Systems Solutions
(the Apple store in Key West) at
7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Key Largo
library in Trade Winds Plaza.
He'll show off Apple's new
operating system, called Leopard,
and will demonstrate his top 10
favorite features. He'll be avail-
able to answer questions. Call
451-4601 for more information.

Wounded Warriors
come back to Keys

The Veterans Council of
Monroe County, the American
Legion and the Disabled
American Veterans are starting a
campaign for donations support-
ing severely wounded veterans.
The Wounded Warriors Cycle
group will be at a ceremony to
honor them at American Legion
Post 154 in Marathon at 3:30
p.m. Jan. 18. It will include the
names of each contributor being
thanked for his or her support.
Checks should be made out to
the nonprofit Wounded Warrior
Project, based in Jacksonville.
Seventy-seven cents of each dol-
lar donated goes to programs to
help wounded veterans.
Checks can be dropped off at
American Legion Post 154, att:
Veterans Council President Grace
Parks or Executive Secretary
Susan Anderson Executive
Secretary. Tax-deduction forms
are available upon request.
For more information contact
Parks at 743-7766.,



SYeMPariaAlfo NY
Sebrina Maria Alfonso, Music Director

JANUARY 11 AND 12, 2008, 8:OO PM

Symphony Chats with Edward Pitts in the Lobby on concert nights at 7:15pm

with Guest Soloist
Monica Abrego, Soprano
Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Rodrigo: Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios
and featuring
Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges
Barber: Overture to School for Scandal
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Keys Sports & Outdoors

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Keys briefs

Get applications
for the Seven Mile

i he 27th annualSeven
Mile Bridge Run is fast
approaching April 19, and
applications are available by
mail only.
To receive one, you must
send a legal-size (minimum 4
inches by 9 inches) self-
addressed, stamped envelope
to the Marathon Runners
Club, PO. Box 500110,
SMarathon, FL 33050.E
Applications will all go in
the mail at the same time the
moriing of Feb. 26 in the
envelopes provided by the
hopeful runners. The run is
limited to the first 1,500 cor
rectly completed applications
received at that0same post-
office box. Incomplete
reduced or incorrect applica-
tions will be refused.

Marfiners offers
bicycle challenge

The Mariners Hospital
Relay for Life team is biking
for a cause with its Benefit
KBike Challenge and Party
Feb. 17.
The challenge, which rais-
es money for the American
Cancer Society, starts at 8
a.m. and offers three routes.
The Indian Key Fill 3-mile
route. is designed for families
with young children. The 13-
mile Anne's Beach route is
for intermediate-level bikers.
The Channel 5 Challenge is
an arduous 18-mile route for
devoted bicyclists.
The minimum pledge for
each.rider is $30 for adults
and $15 for children younger
than 12. Individuals or teams
are invited to participate.
Following the bike rides,
there will be an old-fashioned
Keys party at Islamorada
Founders Park beginning at
11 a.m. In addition to food,
beverages and games, the
party will feature live music
and vendors selling their
wares, everything from jew-
elry to plants. Entrance to the
party is free.
I- For more information, call
Deena Brito at 434-1212.

Miller prepares

for NCAA,

Olympic trials

Former Shores
standout now on
Georgia squad
Senior Staff Writer

With the biggest meets in her
swimming career on the near
horizon, Mhyria Miller planned
to spend much of her Christmas
break in the pool.
"We swim year-around," said
the University of Georgia junior
after finishing a Friday workout
at Founders Park in Islamorada. '
"The [college] season ends in
March but we keep swimming,"
said Miller, a two-event state
champion with Coral Shores in
2005. "That will be especially
true this year. The Olympic trials
are coming up."
Miller's college coach, Jack
Bauerle, happens to be the U.S.
Olympic team coach. "He's
going to make sure we're right
back in the water to get ready for
the trials," Miller said.

While competing for Georgia,
now the top-ranked women's col-
lege team in the nation, Miller
specializes in the 100- and 200-
yard breaststroke. She currently
holds the season's fourth-best
times among Southeastern
Conference competitors for both
She also has competed in the
relay medley and, lately has been
swimming the individual medley.
"This year I'm finally starting
to get in the groove," Miller said.
The best evidence of that
came at a November dual meet
when Miller swam the 100
breaststroke in 1 minute, 2.3 sec-
onds to beat Stanford's Caroline
Bruce, a 2004 Olympian and '05
NCAA breaststroke champion.
"That was the upset special,"
Bauerle said afterward.
Miller scored six team points
for the event win and three more
points with a second in the 200
breastroke, critical in the 156-144
win over Stanford, also a nation-

Key West hosts,

beats Boston team

Hot shooting
is welcome gift
for Conchs
Keynoter Contributor

The Whitman-Hanson
Regional High School basket-
ball team, visiting from near
Boston, had more than its share
of misfortune last weekend.
While dining at the Hard
Rock Cafe on Duval Street
Friday night, the team's RV was
towed to Stock Island. "I

thought where it was parked was
OK," said coach Bob Rodgers,
who retrieved the vehicle for a
mere $375. "I guess we'll have
to eat at McDonald's the rest of
the way."
Rodgers relayed the story
Saturday night at the Bobby
Menendez Gym before his
Panthers had the additional bad
luck of catching a Key West
High team that suddenly has
turned into a scoring machine.
Led by senior guard Michael

See KEY WEST / 22

Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW
University of Georgia swimmer Mhyria Miller takes a break
during a Christmas vacation workout at the Founders Park
pool where she trained for her 2005 state championships
while a Coral Shores swimmer.

Key West runners

win YMCA 5K

Other races
on the horizon
for Florida Keys
Key Westers ruled the
morning Saturday when the
finish line was crossed in the
annual YMCA 5K Run/Walk,
staged through Old Town.
Jason Patchett-Gillis led all
runners with a time of 17 min-
utes, 53 seconds. Fellow
southernmost runner Bailey
Parke was tops among females
at 21:41.
Following are the top three

runners in each division:
15 and under: 1. Priscilla
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key,
23:39; 2. Georgia Welzien,
Sugarloaf Key, 32:20.
16, to 19: 1. Julianne
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key,
20 to 29: 1. Natalia Duke,
Little Torch Key, 24:42; 2.
Lauren Ewing, Marathon,
28:55; 3. Brenda Kuchcinski,-

See YMCA / 22

22 Wednesday, January 2,2008

Keys Sports & Outdoors

Conchs win 85-74

KEY WEST / From 21

Gallagher, who had 24 points,
Key West defeated the
Massachusetts visitors, 85-74.
Normally an average-scoring
team, the Conchs topped 80
points for the second consecu-
tive game and improved to 3-9.
"I really didn't notice it until
I looked up at the scoreboard
and said, 'Oh, man, we scored
-p85 points,'" said coach Paul
With the teams combining
for nine 3-point baskets, the
game was close throughout the
first half. Two late inside shots
by David Ruiz gave Key West a
38-32 lead at intermission.
Using a pressing defense
that converted steals into fast-
break layups, Key West went
on a 25-8 run in the third quar-
ter that produced, after a basket
by seldom-used junior Shea
Reger, a 63-42 advantage.
"We haven't had that kind of
lead," Davis said.
Inevitably, then, as the
fourth quarter ensued, it gradu-
'ally vanished 'as the Panthers
began to press on defense, hit
more 3-pointers and score off
offensive rebounds.
With 2:44 left in the game,
the Panthers tied the score at
72-72 on two free throws by
Rob Kelly.
"I was very surprised," a
smiling Gallagher later said. "I
thought we'd win by 20 or 30
points. But when we got our
starters back in, we were OK."
A drive by Vladimyr Sibera
(who had 14 points) made it 74-
72. Two free throws by
Gallagher made it 76-72. And
then Keith Valdez, whose 15
.points all came in the second
half, scored on a pass from
Gallagher to make it 78-72.

It was a flurry for which
Whitman-Hanson had no
answer, though Rodgers sent in
a new group of players one
for offense, one for defense -
at every whistle.
In the last 1:40, the Panthers
committed four turnovers and
were forced to foul the Conchs,
who calmly converted seven of
10 free throws, including four
in a row by Valdez.
"We played with a lot of
heart," said Rodgers, who
brought his team down two
years ago to split two games
with the Conchs. "[Key West]
made a lot of great shots and
mixed up their defenses."
The Conchs will play host to
St. Brendan in a District 16-4A
game at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Keys briefs

Lacrosse club
has team openings

A boys lacrosse-club team in
Key Largo still has openings for
middle-school-age players.
The Key Largo Tomados
play in a regional circuit.
Contact Mark Hall at 853-9826
for information.

Marathon starts
youth hoops league

The Marathon Parks and
Recreation Department is start-
ing a basketball league open to
boys and girls ages 6 to 13.
Registration is from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the
Marathon Community Park
pavilion. Cost per child is $40.
For more, call 743-6598.

Cats pounce on Islamorada

The quiet beach at Founders
Park, mile marker 87 bayside on
Plantation Key, is to come alive
with fast boats and colorful sails
when some of the top catamaran
sailors in the world arrive to race
in the North American Multihull
Sailing Association North
American Championships and
2008 Tradewinds Midwinter
Open Cat Nationals.
The racing action is set for
Jan. 19 and 20. Races include the

North American F18 Midwinters,
Harken Buoy Series, Wave
National Series and F16
Registration is set for 6 to 8
p.m. Jan. 18 at Founders Park.
Final registration is accepted
from 8 to 10 a.m. Jan. 19. A skip-
pers' meeting is set for 11 a.m.,
with the first flag set for noon.
Races are to be held back to back.

A beer party is to start at 5 p.m.
The first flag on Jan. 20, is
slated for 10 a.m., followed by
back-to-back races. First-, sec-
ond- and third-place trophies are
to be awarded in each sailing cat-
egory. Entry fee is $45 for two-
handed boats and $40 for single-
handed boats.
For more information, contact
Mary Wells or Rick White at 451-
3287 or send an. e-mail to

Half Shell run signups going on

YMCA / From 21

Key West, 30:16.
30 to 39: 1. Sarah Williams,
Key West, 22:08; 2. Bettina
Getto, Germany, 23:27; 3. Tracy
McDonald, Big Pine Key, 24:21.
40 to 49: 1. Cindy Vincent,
Key West, 24:37; 2. Tineke
Rubio, Miami, 27:45; 3. Susan
Gobeyn, Peoria, Ill., 29:24.
50 to 59: 1. Mira Bedo,
Tavernier, 24:17; 3. Eva Limbert,
Key West, 38:59; 4. Cleo Vage,
Key West, 39:55.
60 to 69: 1. Pat Kersey, Big
Pine Key, 27:15; 2. Shirley
Poulton, 'Grand Haven, Mich.,
27:57; 3. Jane Finstad, Key West,
Master: Joan Scholz,
Tavernier, 21:44.
Walkers: 1. Jennifer
McNally, Indianapolis, 34:11; 2.
Sandra Guy, Key West, 38:54; 3.
Rhonda Bender, Key West,

15 and under: 1. Billy
Welzien, Sugarloaf Key, 21:36;
2. Aeschton Tomita, Key West,
23:24; 3. Finnian Valle, Key

West, 29:28.
20 to 29: 1. Felipe Rubio,
Miami, 18:37; 2. Preston Burke,
Laurel, Md., 23:31; 3. Michael
Lynch, Key West, 24:10.
30 to 39: 1. Jon Williams,
Miami, 18:05; 2. Ryan
Pommerening, Wilmington,
Del., 18:16; 3. Jeremy Smith,
Key West, 18:22.
40 to 49: 1. Bob Green,
Port Charlotte, 21:10; 2. Michael
Anderson, Key West, 23:15; 3.
Colby Fisher, Key West, 24:23.
50 to 59: 1. Humberto
Rubio, Miami, 22:00; 2. William
Welzien, Summerland Key,
22:27; 3. Ed Salazar, Key West,
60 to 69: 1. Chuck Bayles,
Marathon, 20:35; 2. Oleksandr
Hromyk, Key West, 23:25; 3.
Ted Poulton, Grand Haven,
Mich., 25:52.
70 and over: 1. Terry
Doughtry, Key West, 34:31; 2.
Henry Bernazani, Marathon,
38:44; 3. Tony Kuhn, Big Pine
Key, 49:07.
Master: Jasper Bell,
Miami, 18:58.
Walkers: 1. James Kraus,
Key West, 34:33; 2. Jonathan
Ramos, Big Pine Key, 44:42.

Half Shell run
Several hundred runners are to
leave the starting line at 7 a.m.
Jan. 27 for the annual Half Shell
Raw Bar Half Marathon, which
travels a fast 13.1-mile half-
marathon course through Key
West's Old Town and scenic
In its 10th year, the race typi-
cally attracts participants from
throughout the United States, as
well as other countries including
Great Britain, Canada and
Mexico, to compete in Key West's
balmy January climate. Proceeds
benefit Key West High School's
track program.
A registration booth for the
race is to be set up from 5 to 8
p.m. Jan. 26 at the Half Shell Raw
Bar, Lands End Marina at the foot
of Margaret Street. Race packets
can be picked up at that time. The
registration booth also will be
open race day starting at 6 a.m.
Prior to the race weekend,
entry forms can be picked up at
the Half Shell Raw Bar and local
fitness centers. Entry fee is $40
per person ($45 on race day). For
more information, call Barbara
Wright at 296-7182 or e-mail

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Four-mile swims routine for Miller

OLYMPICS / From 21

al contender.
"That probably was one of the
most exciting dual meets ever,
back and forth all the way,"
Miller smiled. "There might only
be one dual meet like that in a
decade. That's when it's really
fun to be part of the team."
Swimming with the best col-
lege team in the land has its price.
Like daily workouts starting at
5:30 a.m., followed by weight
Then classes begin for Miller,
majoring in Interior Design. "I'm
definitely a left-brain person,"
she laughed. "I don't want any-
thing to do with math or science."
At 2:45 p.m., it's back in the
pool for the day's second prac-
"It's a complete change from
high school," said Miller, daugh-
ter of Jim and Susan Miller of
Big Pine Key. "I used to have my
own lane [to swim high-school
practice] but with 50 people on
the team at Georgia, everybody
shares, lanes. There are four or
five coaches at every practice."
During Christmas break,
Miller did lighten up a little on
the daily workouts she did one
daily swim of two hours, cover-
ing about three miles, plus aero-
bics. At Georgia, doing 7,500
yards more than four miles -
is routine, she said.
That kind of work has enabled
her to trim her time in the 100
breaststroke with a 1:01.9 finish
in a Dec. 1 meet in an event
where events are decided by hun-
dredths of a second.
Miller resumes the season

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Mhyria Miller works on the breaststroke, her specialty at the
University of Georgia, the nation's top-ranked women's swim
team. A Keys resident, Miller plans to compete at the NCAA
Championships and Olympic trials in 2008.

Saturday against Southern
Methodist University, and swims
Jan. 11 at the University of Texas.
Two more meets close the reg-
ular season before the SEC Meet
Feb. 20-22, where Miller intends
to better her No. 3 finish in the
100 breaststroke from last year.
She wants to nail down auto-
matic qualifying times for the
NCAA Championship meet in
late March. She currently holds
"B cut" times, which likely
would earn an NCAA invitation.
"Swim hard, because what
you do in practice is what you'll
do in the meet," Miller said when
asked to share her experience
with local swimmers. "It's a step-

ping stone into whatever else you
do in life. And remember to have
fun with it."


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Keys Fishing

Even with the glass calm
water early last wbek, there
were very few true offshore
events to speak of. The only
report comes from a handful
ofcharter captains relating
that the tuna on tlhe hump are
on the small side, usually
referred to as "footballs."
Captain Wes on the
Hopalong did some deep
r dropping and found some red
snapper along with some
grouper and porgies. .

This is where it is all hap-5.
pening. Capt. Don Chittick
on the KayK III boated an
African pompano. Capt. Paul
on the Skipper had a day on
sails releasing two of five
fish he had up on baits. There
is a smattering of school size
dolphin on the reef most of
the time. The charter boats
fishing for king mackerel got
a pleasant surprise, finding
that there were big schools of
wahoo mixed in with the
mackerel. And the yellowtail
snapper are still biting well
on the edge of the reef.

Gulf and Bay
Beautiful calm water
greeted boaters making for
easy running. The major bite
is the Spanish mackerel off
of Sprigger Bank. Run west
from the Sprigger marker
anywhere from two to eight
miles. Do not fish the clear
water, anchor and chumi
where you cannot see the
bottom. It seems the tripletail
are not in big supply just yet,
but one report tells of plenty
of tripletail off Cape Sable.

Flats and Flamingo
A great bonefish report
from Islamorada veteran Capt.
Dave "Big "D" Atkinson from
Whale Harbor Marina. With
several productive trips under
his belt, Dave's best half day
recently was going three for
five on the bones Oceanside
Islamorada. Beyond the inter-
coastal waterway toward
Flamingo, the snook and red-
fish bite has been good.
-Brad Harding

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Florida Bay has been pretty good for mackerel as of late. Fish this size shouldn't be uncommon.

Ocean and bay offer gifts

Staying closer
to shore seems
the likely bet
Welcome to all our guests to
the islands for this holiday sea-
son. We welcome them even if
the weather hasn't for those here
to go fishing. Hey, it's still
wannrmer than it is from where the
visitors came.
The winds have not allowed
most of the small boaters to get
out too far for a while but there
are still plenty of places to go and
have a good time.
The humps and bumps
marked on the bottom machine
that you find along the nearshore
waters will hold some fish,
although not the monsters you've
dreamed about. There will be
enough fish to make your day,
though, on those real windy days.
The channels and creeks that
cut around and through the
islands will provide quite a bit of
action, especially along the sec-
tions lined with mangroves. The
bridge ,hannels, particularly the
more-protected sections, will be
active with snapper and a few
One of the best venues will be

av Ha wk
Cou n Channel.
This area
that runs
inside of
the reef line
.., adjacent. to
e the Keys is
a very good
area to fish
weather. It
,o ci has deep-
D enou g ht
Dave Navarro water to
hold some
large fish as well as several
schools of yellowtail, mackerel,
blue runners, all types of jacks,
mangrove snapper, sharks, bar-
racuda and some very nice
grouper. Either the inside edge or
the outer edge where the rise and
fall are can be productive.
The rock piles and sections of
reef rises scattered throughout the
channel will hold quite a few
species that can make your day
without rocking you to death.
Drift fishing is very productive
for anglers not familiar with the
areas to go in the channel, as well
as for those that think they know
everything. It allows you to cover
ground, not get beat to death and
find fish that are out along the

grass-bottom sections feeding.
Live shrimp is a very good
bait to find hogfish that frequent
this area. Muttons and other good
snapper, along with grouper, will
also join in on snacking your
When you find a rock pile,
anchor up from it and chum the
area for action. Good numbers of
mackerel are in the channel now
and should react to a good chum
For those able to get to the reef
and just beyond in the larger
boats or as the winds subside.
somewhat, the .action should be
excellent. Yellowtail have been
running in from 65 to 95 feet of
water along the sharper drop-offs,
along with mutton and some very
nice grouper.
The cooler waters should
bring in even more kingfish and
the sailfish action has been noth-
ing short of awesome for several
weeks now. Scattered wahoo,
tunas and even dolphin have also
been caught along the edge, from
100 to 350 feet of water.
Just east of Marker 20 off Key
Colony beach and about 4 miles
west of Sombrero Light have
been good on the edge for the


See NAVARRO / 25

The following Keys fish-
ing tournaments are
planned. Contact the list-
ed numbers, as details
can change:
S*Jan. 4 to6: Key Largo
Sailfish Challenge. Key
Largo. Contact Tammie
Gurgiolo at 852-9337, e-
mail fishnbully@msn.com
or write to 124 Tavern
Drive, Tavernier FL 33070.
SJan. 11 to 13:23rd
annual Holiday Isle Sailfish
Tournament. Islamorada.
Contact Ed Kinkeiaar at
(305) 664-2321, Ext. 655,
e-mail ekinkelaar@holiday
isle.com or write to 84001
Overseas Highway,
Islamorada FL 33036;
*Jan 13 to 14:
Bartender's Sailfish Open.
Islamorada. An all-release
sailfish tournament, this
challenge offers awards
for winning bars and bar-
tenders. Contact Jack
McCormick at 664-8400,
visit www.keysisland
grill.com or write to 8550
Overseas Highway,
Islamorada FL 33036.
+ Jan. 14to 16:
Outdoor Channel Offshore
Classic. Islamorada. This is
an all-release sailfishing
tournament for trophies
and cash jackpots, and a
chance to be seen on
one of the Outdoor
Channel's featured pro-
grams, It is also a fundrals-
er for Paralyzed Veterans
of America. Contact Sue
Vermillion at (808) 325-
9896, e-mail hdc@aloha
.net or write RO. Box 4129,
Kailua-Kona HI 96745.
Jan. 17 to 19:
Cheeca Lodge
Presidential Sailfish
Tournament. Islamorada.
The tournament is an offi-
cial event of the World
Billfish Series, Southeast
Division. Contact Liz Hill at
(305) 451-5094, e-mail pres

Tides are online
You can now find your
Florida Keys daily tides
online at www.keynoter



Keys Fishing

Who's-who brings expertise

Jan. 19 seminar
covers nearly
all Keys angling

National and regional angling
experts are to gather in
Islamorada on Jan. 19 to share
Florida Keys sportfishing tech-
niques when the Saltwater
Sportsman National Seminar
Series stages its first-ever session
in the Keys.
Regarded as one of the
nation's most popular educational
courses on saltwater sportfishing
tactics, the event is scheduled for
Coral Shores High School's
Performing Arts Theater at mile
marker 89.9.
The event, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is to
be hosted by George Poveromo,
host of "George Poveromo's World
of Saltwater Fishing" on ESPN2,
and a senior editor for Saltwater
Sportsman magazine. Co-host is
Ray Waldner, a biology professor
specializing in marine ecology, and
an accomplished angler.
Additional presenters include
a number ,of Keys captains and
guides including Richard
Stanczyk, a pioneer of daytime
swordfishing; Jim Sharpe, a
Lower Keys skipper and author
of "Dolphin: The Perfect
Gamefish;" Mark Schmidt, a Key
West light-tackle specialist; Tony
DelosSantos, a Key Largo-based
backcountry guide; and Rich
Tudor, a flats guide and television
host of "The Saltwater
Other scheduled instructors
include Islamorada skipper John
Oughton; Mitchell Roffer, an
authority on locating surface tem-

perature breaks and ocean-circula-
tion features; and Harry Vernon
IH, a specialist on live baiting, bot-
tom fishing and offshore trolling.
Topics set for the seminar
include daytime swordfishing;
top secrets for running and gun-
ning for dolphin; targeting jumbo
Keys yellowtail; effective reef
fishing; wreck fishing; jigging for
wahoo; tactics for fishing chan-
nels and bridges for tarpon; snook
and big snapper; and trolling the
Tickets are $55 and include a
$50 Boater's World gift card (via

mail-in rebate with a $150 pur-
chase), a one-year subscription or
extension to Saltwater
Sportsman, one Roffer's Ocean
Fishing Forecast Analysis, a 16-
ounce bottle of OrPine Wash &
Wax, a spool of Sufix fishing line
and a tub of Chum-King chum.
The names of all attending the
seminar are to be entered into a
drawing for an angling vacation,
as well as an opportunity to win a
Mako 212 center console with
FLOAT-ON trailer.
To order tickets by phone, call
(800) 448-7360. To order tickets
online, visit www.national

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 25

Join the experts,

pick the winners

Correct numbers
could land you
a Pantaleo print
For many years, Upper Keys
disc jockey Dave Levy from Clear
Channel Radio and Capt. Skip
Bradeen of the charterboat Blue
Chip Too at Whale Harbor Marina
in Islamorada have tested their
skills with one another at. fishing
As the fishing season unfolds,
Bradeen and Levy have tried to
guess the winning weights on
dolphin tournaments and the
number of releases in the many
sailfish competitions throughout
the Upper Keys. Now the public
has been invited to participate in

what Bradeen calls it the Swami
Wannabe Competition.
Each week, Levy and Bradeen
will pick a sailfish or dolphin
tournament and listeners will get
a chance to guess winning
weights or the number of releas-
es. The winner closest to the actu-
al weights or release numbers
will be awarded a framed, signed,
limited-edition print by Pasta
To get your winning chance,
listen in to the "On the Water"
fishing reports daily at 9:10 a.m.
and 4:10 p.m. on Sun 103.1-FM.
When Levy and Bradeen make
their picks, you can make yours
by e-mailing it to djdave@

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Use chum line to attract snapper

NAVARRO / From 24

'tails. And the waters just off-
shore are alive with sails and
kings. Ballyhoo on a drift or troll
have been working the best for
the larger kings.
The bay has been very good,
too, for mackerel, snapper and
many other species. A good
influx of cobia has been seen by
anglers fishing the areas well out,
say, 8 to 12 miles.
If you go bay fishing and are
not intending to drift (which is
very difficult, with all of the lob-

ster traps out there), either take
plenty of chum or take a good
book. A good chum line is essen-
tial to attract snapper as well as
mackerel, cobia and others.
Again, live shrimp is one of
the best baits you can have
aboard. Live pinfish will get you
the larger fish and is excellent for
the cobia. Flat-line a whole bally-
hoo out for the really big macker-
el or even a live bait. The best
,area reported is the water right
around and just to the north of
Bamboo Banks about 5 to 8 miles
north of the Vaca Cut Bridge.
Fishing around local bridges

and channels is a very good bet
for most. Fishing actually from
the bridges is a great way to go if
you don't have a boat.
We'll cover both topics this
week at our free fishing seminar,
at 6 p.m. Thursday at our Marine
Education Center, mile marker
50 bayside. We'll have a guest
speaker to cover fishing from the
bridges themselves, which is a
technique all to itself.

Capt. Dave Navarro owns the
World Class Angler in Marathon
and captains the charter boat
'Dave's Dream.'

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Marble, Setting Materials
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Business/Residential Solutions
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Construction Services, Backhoe Excavation
Landscaping/Weed/Pest Control, Trimming
Tree/Stump Removal, Boulders, Rock Garden
Plants, Palms, Trees, Soil, Mulch, Gravel, .ETC.
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Our prices and quality can't be beat!
30% savings on granite countertops,
hurricane shutters, all new concrete,
stucco and cracked concrete repairs.
Complete backhoe service.
All plumbing & septic hook-ups.
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Lic #CBC059492 & Insured

A responsible pet owner with years of experience
and glowing references would love to come to
your home and care for your pets or children.
I also offer home cleaning. Avail 12/14-1/6
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to show off our new Lifetime Exterior Paint.
Call now to see if your home qualifies.
(lic #CBC010111)

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Residential & Commercial
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Staging for Resale Move-ins Organizing
A fresh new look Affordable
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SKI SOLUTION 305-797-6423
"We Are On The Road To Keep You In The Water"

Beautifying the Keys one yard at a time.
Cut grass, trim, mulch & plant.
Call Kirk 849-2786. I SHOW UP!

Hunter's Lawn & Yard Service
No Job Too Big e No Job Too.Small
Free estimates
License# 2924200 96980
Aaron Hunter 305-879-3794

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Fully Trained, Licensed, and Insured

Local & Statewide, Fully Licensed & Insured.
Full Moving & Packing Services
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Contractors are required to
list their license number(s).

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Exp'd & Reliable, adult pet lover
Will provide care at your home for
Any need. Flexible hours. Mid Keys.
Call Barbara 305-896-2662

for as low as $47.04 per mo.
For more info, call John, 743-5551

Sewer Installs*Sewer*Drain Cleaning STU P GR i i N
Hot Water Heaters*General Plumbing FREE Estimates
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Kitchens Baths Doors Decks
Lice. & Ins. SP3698
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Trouble Organizing Tax Records? I can help
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Graphic Solutions
Site Design Ecommerce Seasrch
Engine Optimization
www.flkinfo.com 305-245-6720

Keys Window & Door Company
Impact Windows French Doors
Sliding Doors
30 Yrs Installation Exp in S. Florida
Fl. Cert. Gen. Contractor CGC1513148
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Applied over: metal, aluminum,
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The Seamless Roof System
State Certified CC012765
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FL State Certified Since 1982
Residential & Commercial.
Highest quality owner on all job sites. Dependable.
Free estimates for a limited time. Credit cards accepted.
Visit us at www.rancontactnQ.com (lic CCC 025496)
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275 Professional 1150 Power Boats
280 Restaurants/Bars/Hotels 1160 Sailboats
285 Situations Wanted
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575 Pets 1380 Campers/Recreational Vehicles
590 Miscellaneous! 1390 Miscellaneous

610 Business Opportunities
620 Money To Loan
690 Miscellaneous

710 Homes For Rent
712 Mobile Homes For Rent ,
725 Apt/Condo/Duplex For Rent
740 Roommates/Rooms For Rent
745 Other Florida For Rent
750 Vacation Rentals
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790 Business Property For Rent
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Classifieds 305-743-5551


Legal Notices



'.e No. 07-CA-381-M

'ESCAYO INC., A Flori-
la Corporation

live and if dead, and all
known persons or
>arties claiming an in-
erest in the property.
address & Where-
ibouts Unknown
hat an action for COM-
ias been filed against
'ou and you are required
o serve a copy of your
written defenses if any, to
r on Rafael J Sanchez-
\balli Esquire, plaintiffs
ittorney, whose address
3445 Gerona Avenue
;oral Gables, FL.
13146, on or before Jan-
jary 9th, 2008, and file
he original with the clerk
)f this Court either before
;ervice on plaintiffs attor-
iey or or immediately
hereafter; otherwise a
lefault will be entered
against you for the relief
lemanded in the com-
'laint or petition.
. TNESS my hand and
ie seal of this court on
)ecember 6th, 2007

\s Clerk of the Court
)y: Tammy L. Marciel
)eputy Clerk

'ublish December 12,
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110 :
Legal Notices
DAC I will meet on
Wednesday January
23, 2008 AT 3:00 p.m. at
the Pier House in Key
DAC II will meet on
Tuesday January 22,
2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Lower Keys Chamber
of Commerce in Big
Pine Key.
DACIII will meet on
Wedenesday January
23,2008 at'9:00 p.m. at
the Holiday Inn in

DAC IV will meet on
Tuesday January 22,
2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Cheeca Lodge in
DACV will meet on
Tuesday January 22,
2008 at 10:00 a.m. at
Coconuts Marina del
Mar in Key Largo.

All DAC meetings are
open to the public.
Publish January 2, 2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

No. 8649500

Notice of Public
Pursuant F.S. 328.17,
United Amercian Lien &
Recovery as agent w/
power of attorney will sell
the following vessel(s) to
the highest bidder.
Inspect 1 week prior @
marina; cash or cashier
check; 15% buyer prem;
all auctions are held w/
reserve; any persons in-
terested ph
Sale Date January 18
2008 @ 10:00 am 3411
NW 9th Ave #707 Ft
Lauderdale FL 33309

V10930 2006 CEC4
FL1778NB hull id# CE
C12770K506 other plea-
sure gas white wood/fiber
L 15ftr/o Darren John
Galesi lienor: Riva South
102550 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo FL
Licensed & Bonded
Auctioneers & Surveyors
FLAB422 FLAU765 &
Publish December 26,
2007, January 2, 2008
Florida Keys Keynoter

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The vehicles listed below
will be sold at public
auction at All Keys
Towing, 711 Largo
Road, Key Largo, Florida
33037 at 8:00 AM on
January 21,2008, in
accordance to Florida
Statute Section 713.78
for unpaid towing &
1.1995 NISSAN
1N4AB41 D7SC767522

Publish January 2,
Florida Keys Keynoter


260 General -

AM Electric &
Construction is now
accepting applications
Electrician, Finish Car-
penter, helper, and lead
man, Please call
Boat rental/water-
sports attendant
Full time for watersport
business in Islamorada.
Must be energetic and
dependable. Weekends
a must. 305-731-3945
Dock Master wanted,
Pancho's Fuel Dock,
full-time. Call Emily for
more information

a n .-o:t

260 General-

DRIVERS (CDL) wanted
Earn $700-$900 a week.
No CDL? No Problem.
Training available.
Exp. Appliance tech
needed. Tools, valid dr.
lic., and reliability
required. 664-3662.

Forklift Operator
Shelter Bay Marine
Drugfree Workplace
Full Time Front Desk
person needed at Reef
Resort. Please call
305-743-7900 or

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CITY OF MARATHON: This position is
responsible for the day-to-day support, operation
and various planning aspects of the City's com-
puting network and some city staff training.
Requirements A vocational, technical or associ-
ates degree in a related field, Microsoft
Certification Systems Engineer and experience in
managing complex network computer systems.
Extensive knowledge in computer systems
required. Relevant experience may be substituted
for education on a year-for-year basis. Prior expe-
rience with similar hardware, software, and net-
work systems and familiarity with local govern-
ment information system is desirable. Must be
able to perform a wide variety of computerized
information system functions, and work with
other departments throughout the City. Ability to
monitor several tasks at a time is essential.
Independent judgment and analytic skill is neces-
sary; ability to utilize traditional and non-tradi-
tional support services.

Salary Range $48,000 $53,000
Drug Free Workplace, EOE

Applications can be found on the City's web site,
www.ci.marathon.fl.us or at City Hall. Fax to
Human Resources 305-289 4143 or e-mail to
funks(@ ci.marathon.fl.us.

260 General -
Mechanic for auto
repair shop. 10 yrs ex-
perience and complete
tool set required. Inquire
at 2525 Overseas Hwy
Mechanic Trainees or
mechanics. No experi-
ence necessary. If you're
eager to learn were will-
ing to train. Apply in per-
son at Muffler Man.
Receptionist needed
in Marathon.
Call for details
Property maintenance,
general maintenance,
Immediate openings.

January 2, 2008

Some essential duties and responsibilities of the position are to investigate
in the field complaints and violations involving community code compliance,
land use, zoning regulations and various related public complaints. Screen
citizen complaints and problems, addressing these issues whenever possi-
ble with explanations of city policy on a wide variety of topics. Work experi-
ence must include documented word processing skills, organizational skills,
and excellent writing and verbal skills. Work with the Code Compliance
Supervisor on projects and programs as directed. This person should be
able to fit into a public/professional office environment, be self-motivated,
have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects, meet challenges and
deadlines, maintain focus and appropriate conduct under pressure.
A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year of
community code compliance experience, Level I Certification through the
Florida Association of Code Enforcement or the ability to complete this cer-
tification within one year is required.
Salary range $15.43 to $16.83 per hour. Drug Free Workplace, EOE
Applications can be found on our web site www.ci.marathon.fl.us or at City
Hall 10045-55 O/S Hwy. between 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. Monday Friday and can
be faxed to 305-289-4143.

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260 General -
Retail Jewelry & purse
Sales, Big Pine Flea Mar-
ket. Some light lifting in-
volved. Weekends only.
Retail Store seeks sales
and-more person.
Requires some computer
knowledge & a 'can- do'
attitude. Must work well
with a team. F/T + P/T
avail. 305-295-8430

260 General-
WANTED-Sell with
confidence these green
and certified organic
products. Unique
business plan from
ethical people.View info
or shop @www.
organickeywest.com or
call 305-395-0072.

Security Guard
P/T, Islamorada area.



Positions Available:

PT Mates:
Must be Dive Master Certified

FT/PT Snorkel Shed Clerk

FT Snorkel/Glass Bottom

FT Narrator

Benefits Available!

Paid Vacation, Health Insurance, 401K

Please call 305-451-6301
Apply in person-John Pennekamp
Coral Reef State Park Concessions, MM 102.5

or Senior Planner position is available; position
level depends on education, credentials, and pro-
fessional work experience. The Planner will be
responsible for preparing amendments to the
comprehensive plan and land development regu-
lations, responding to zoning inquiries, develop-
ment reviews, preparing related reports and cor-
respondence, participating in application submit-
tal meetings, providing information and making
public presentations related to development
agreements, land use planning, and conditional
use approvals. Excellent customer service and
communication skills are necessary. Minimum
requirements for this position include a bache-
lor's degree in urban and regional planning (or
an acceptable related field) and one year of expe-
rience working for a city, county, or state plan-
ning agency. Preference will be given for an
accredited Master's degree in planning, member-
ship to AICP, and experience in Geographic
Information Systems (GIS). D/L, Drug, Criminal
background checks. Salary DOQ. Open until
filled. Drug free workplace, EOE. Fax applica-
tion and resume to 305-289-4143 or e-mail to
funks(ci.marathon.fl.us. Applications are avail-
able at www.ci.marathon.fl.us or at City Hall.

January 2, 2008

Classifieds 305-743-5551

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260 General-
Yard person needed for
small resort in Middle
Keys. English not
required but helpful.
Call 305-664-4740
6Pk Capt. 41' Morgan
Sail. Sun Set/Rise
Cruise.Tarpon Basin To
Card Sound. Call


: 270
Office Clerical
Admin Assistant need-
ed for Marlin Bay Yacht
Club sales office. Strong
computer skills required.
Previous real estate ex-
perience preferable. Po-
sition duties include an-
swering phone, greeting
customers and some
data entry. Salary based
on experience. Please
send resume to Gabriel
Stephani at careers@

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has positions available at:

Apply in person at the
Holiday Inn & Marina, MM 54, Marathon

Registered Nurses
Medical Lab Tech
Physical Therapist

Physician's Practice Management
Billing Clerks (Cudjoe Key)
Clinic Medical Assistant.
Human Resources: (305) 743-5533 ext. 5563
Fax: (305) 289-6459
Email: Michele.Teller@fh.hma-corp.com

0 S P I T A L
3301 O/S Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050
E.0.EJDrug Free Workplace

Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Helping people cope.

Fully paid healthcare, 401 with match and retirement plan. Call 434-9033
or fax resume to 305-434-9040. Visit us at www.qcmk.orq. EEOC/DFWP

Office -Clerical
Assistant Accounts
receivable, computer,
filing, answer phones,
scheduling daily work.
Good organizational and
customer service skills.
Key Largo. Fax resume
to 305-852-0035.

Office -Clerical
help at busy marina,
30 hrs. + flexible.


Find your

in our classified
or online at

Instrumentation & Control Technician
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority is looking for an Instrumentation &
Control Technician. Performs difficult tasks related to the development,
design, installation, maintenance, repair, calibration, operation and testing of
a wide variety of instruments, computers, and process control/monitoring
systems. This position applies knowledge of engineering principles and
practices in broad areas of assigned and related fields. Independently
performs work and is reviewed only for compliance with objectives.
Qualifications: Vocational/Technical degree with training emphasis in
electronics or instrumentation/measurement & process control/monitoring
systems; supplemented by six (6) years previous experience and/or training
that include electronics and process control/monitoring systems. Must have a
thorough working knowledge and be able to operate personal computers with
various software applications for routine business operations as well as those
used in data acquisition and data analysis. Must have a thorough working
knowledge of electronic test equipment and hand tools normally
found in electronic fabrication and test shops. Must be able to
obtain Certified Control Systems Technician status and Microsoft Certified
Information Technology Professional status within two years of hire date.
Salary: $55,021. $66,025. Work Location: Florida Keys. Applications found
at: www.fkaa.com Send to F.K.A.A., c/o Human Resources Office, 1100
Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040 or fax to 305-293-1452. EEO, VPE, ADA

Provides technical support of computer hardware and software. Duties
include installing, upgrading, configuring and troubleshooting hardware
& software. Assesses computer IT training needs, coordinates and
conducts training. Evaluates acquisition of IT products or services and
recommends purchases which meet system requirements. Customizes
computer applications to specific customer needs using a variety of
operating systems, computer software packages, database manage-
ment systems, and utilities to streamline or enhance the customer's
ability to complete assignments. Serves as a Deputy Information
Technology Security Officer. Must be a flexible, people person w/
excellent customer service skills and ability to multi-task. Min. Quals:
HS Diploma or GED w/college or VoTech training in computer tech,
plus 3 yrs. of practical experience. Must possess a Microsoft Desktop
Support Tech. Certificate or ability to obtain one w/in 12 mos. of hire
date. $49,011. -$58,813. plus benefits. See www.fkaa.com for
application. EEO, VPE, ADA

The City of Marathon is hiring an Administrative Assistant; a regular, full-time position
paying $13.41/hr with excellent benefits. Duties include: a variety of general office work
and professional level duties. Education/experience requires a high school diploma or
equivalent and three years experience in an office setting or an equivalent combination
of education and related experience. Must be computer literate and have the ability to
deal with the public in a courteous manner. Successful applicants must undergo a drug
test, driver's license and criminal history check. Apply at Marathon City Hall, 9805
Overseas Hwy, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or e-mail to funks@ci.marathon.fl.us, applica-
tions are also available on www.ci.marathon.fl.us Fax to the Human Resources office
Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace

Office Clerical
Marathon Dental Health
is now seeking a full time
administrative assistant'
at our progressive and
growing practice. Good
communication and com-
puter skills are a must.
Please fax resume to Dr.
Kiefer at 305-743-0092
Office/Asst Manager.
Exp.w/QBooks and cus-
tomer service skills a
must. Call for app
Paralegal / Asst.
Experience req. PI
Litigation, word perfect.
Secretary- Must be reli-
able, multi tasker, work
well with public. Quick
Books Pro experience
needed. Health insur-
ance plan, paid holidays,
vacations. Drug free
workplace. 743-5357
Seeking an Executive
Assistant who is flexible,
responsible and can
multi-task for general
office duties in Marathon.
Some experience
preferable. Must be
detail-oriented w/ good
computer & phone skills.
Call Michael at 481-4301.
AGENTS new or experi-
enced who want to in-
crease their income in
2008.. Coldwell Banker
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Survey Party Chief or
Surveyor Assistant,
MUST be familiar w/Tota
Station. AutoCAD help-
ful. BAT Construction,
Inc. 296-6619 EOE
280 Restaurants-
Bars Hotels
Front Desk Personnel
Apply in person at
Banana Bay Resort
MM 49.5.
Waitress wanted at
7 Mile Grill. Apply in
person: 1240 Overseap
Hwy, Mthn; askfor BilFor
Shirley. 305-743-4481

380 Professional
Father Nature & Sons
Excavating-Land Clear
Big or Small-Deliver
Control. Lic# ENG112781
F N S. LLC 747-0009


545 Yard Sales -
F lea Markets
Moving Sale Saturday,
Jan 5 only, 8am till ??
Everything must go.
293 Anglers Dr N, Mthn.
Aquarium 135 gal. Prof
state of the art filtering
system, grow light, all
acc. incl. Worth $1500.
Asking $400 obo.
Himalayan Kittens for
sale. Parents are CFA
registered. (305)"
296-1486 or 304-9924
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Excellent pay, benefits &
working hours/paid vacation.
Apply in person.

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Furniture & Appliances
(used) bought & sold.
Byars Used Furniture &
Appliances. 2777 O/S
Hwy, Mthn 743-6506
Private Collector Wants
Rolex Dive watches and
Pilot Watches. Old model
Military clocks & watch-
es. 305-743-4578


Financial Help Avail-
able for Terminally ill
white male, age 30 -40,
Not a Personal Ad; Chris-
tian! 941-721-1947


Homes for Rent
Affordable waterfront
homes! 1 to 3 BR's with
dockage, some with
views. Starting at $1600/
mo. 305-872-2750.
Big Pine Key -4/2, pool,
20ft covered basin, 40ft
open basin, 300 ft. canal
frontage, half acre,
i1 60/month, one year
lease. Email:
Big Pine Key/
on canal 3/2 -$1,900.00
Furnished / no pets
Brand new Islamorada
waterfront home 2BR/2.5
BA $2000 mo.
Duck Key, Quiet pres-
tigous neighborhood,
2/1, large living room,
modern kitchen, single
floor, garage, secluded
patio. 5 years old, excel-
lent condition,dockage
avail, long term.
$1850/mo. Available
1/1/08 305-289-0677 or
CGeat location MM 100
2 bed, concrete home
Avail Jan 08. $1200
Islamorada Waterfront
Home $2900/mo.
4/4 Call Tom
Key Largo Newly Re-
modeled 3/2 on ocean
side canal, $2200/m,
huge yard and lots of
storage. 305-444-5565
Layton- Luxury 2/1 fully
fum. A/C, 29' dock, deck,
sat TV/cable, driveway
parking, big kitchen.
$1800 mo. 305-205-6964
Little Torch 2/2 On stilts,
swimming canal, down
ftnm Dolphin Marina.
305-872-3602 or cell:

Homes for Rent

Little Torch- Large 2/1
on canal, $1500/mo.
Also- 3/2 $1700/mo,
and 5bd, 3ba.
All with AC, D/W, W/D.
F/L/S: 305-393-0292
Marathon 2/1 $900/mo.
Deposit required.
Unfurnished. Call
305-743-1926 for an
Marathon 2/2 Large lot,
screened porch with wa-
ter view. $2000/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-2300
Marathon- Sisters
Creek. New 3bd, 2.5ba.
Ocean views with pool.
$1,850/mo. Several units
to choose from. Call
Dave: 305-731-5521

MM 77 O/S 3/3, dock,
davits, ramp, fenced, pet
friendly. Month/Season/
Annual from $2300 mo.
+ utils. 954-473-0032

MM 88.9 3/2, screened
in front porch, W/D, Irg
back deck, big yard. Near
schools. $1500 mo Pets
w/deposit. 305-619-1876
Near MM74 2Bd/2Ba w/
deck & dock on Gulf Ca-
nal, Wash/Dry, A/C, car-
port- $1650/mo
Sombrero Isle, Mthn
Beautiful, 4400sf, dock
w/ lift, pool
4 bd / 3.5 ba. Seasonal /
yearly. 239-340-5731
Waterfront, open water
view, minutes to ocean,
3BR, tiled, W/D, cable tv,
beautifull sunsets, 200'
dock. Incl utils. Avail 2/1
$2000 mo. 305-453-5536
712 Mobile Homes
for Rent
Lot For Rent
50'x100' in Marathon.
$600 per month.
Adult Park, no pets.
Must have references.
Call 305-743-6519
On canal, nice view, 1 bd
trailer, FL room. MM 66
Outdoor Resorts. Pool,
tennis, beach, fishing.
$900/mo yearly. Partial
utils incl. 845-258-0013
725 Apt Condo -
Duplex for Rent
A Nice Marathon 1/1
apt. near Somb. Beach,
on canal, unfurnished,
long term,$975/month,
FLS, 305-481-7554.
Bayside Condo -2/2 fur-
nished, 1/15 to5/15for

725 Apt Condo 725 Apt Condo -
Duplex for Rent Duplex for Rent

Big Pine Key 1/1 furn on
swimming canal. A/C,
screened porch. No pets.
$1000/mo incl utils.
F/US. 305-872-2761
Cudjoe Key 1/1 furn apt.
On canal, tile floors, A/C,
references req. $975/mo
+ Sec. 305-745-3060 or

1-1/2BA. $1,350 mo.
Grassy Key large effcy
apt on the beach, open
ocean view. No pets.
Quiet area. Fully furn. All
utils incl. $1050/mo. Long
term only. 305-743-7277
Grassy Key Unfur-
nished, Studio, Full Kitch-
en, util. inc. f/s $800/mo,
ref. req. 305-942-6046

KCB 2/1
On canal. $1300/mo.
F/L/S 305-743-0008
Key Colony Bch unfurn
1bd, 1ba apt. $900 +
elect. No smoking, no
pets, no W/D. 6 mo lease
renewable. F/L/S. Ref s.
Key Colony Beach 4/4
Furnished, like new half
duplex, 37.5' dock, hot
tub, new gas grill, patio
furn. $3000/mo. Call Dan
Long Key MM 68.5.1/1
on canal, 105 S Layton
Dr. Great Location!
$1000/mo. F/L/S. Incl.
water. 410-365-8268.
Marathon 1/1 C/Air, W/D
hookup, parking in front,
pets OK, very clean.
$1100/mo F/L/S
Marathon 1/1
Half duplex
$900 F/L/S avail 12/15
Marathon 1/1
Large yard, lots of off-
street parking. $950/mo.
+ utils. F/L/S Call

I immaculate
Marathon 2/1 Ground
floor, tile floors through-
out, new W/D. $1200/mo.
F/L/S Avail Jan. 1
Marathon 2/1 tile floors,
Cent. A/C. on canal w/
boat slip, $1200/mo F/S
No pets. 305-481-4840
BA on Canal w/Water
Views. Step from your
covered patio onto your
boat! Large & unique,
Dade Cty Pine & tile. Util
& dockage incl. Adjacent
boathouse available.
$1850/mo. F/L/S


Marathon Duplex: 2/1.
Laundry, year lease.
$1100/mo. F/L/S.
No section 8.305-879-
7032 or 305-304-9534
Marathon Dynamic
oceanfront condo with 3
way water views and 35'
dockage. $3000/mo. for
FEB & MAR (305)
360-7968 or
Marathon Large 1
Bedroom half duplex.
F/L/S flex terms $850/mo
Marathon Move in Now
Weekly or monthly from
$250/week, all utilities
included. Fully furn.
Marathon Units
3/2.5 Waterfront, fur-
nished. $1975
Plus Utils, No pets F/L/S
Call 289-3984
MM 105 2BR/1 BA
c/ac, quiet str, new
carpet, pvt yard, util incl.
$1,275 mo.
MM 90, on canal.
1 bd apt $850 incl utils.
2 bd apt $1100 + utils.
Dockage available.
Mthn 1 bd mobile home.
Lg screen porch. $775
mo incl water & sewer.
Call Kitty Whalton owner/
agent, 305-289-6510
MTHN Little Venice 1/1
duplx, nicely furn, new
tile fls, granite cntr & appl,
central air, W/D, fenced
yd. $1100. 954-295-0717
Port Largo Large
1-2BR/1BA apt. Deep
water dockage avail.
F/L/S. Refs. $1600 nego
Incl utils 954-439-1854
Little Torch Key MM 28.5
O/S. Furnished
740 Roommates -
Rooms for Rent
Marathon roomates(s)
wanted. Choice of room.
Avail now. Serious in-
quires Call 305-896-6184
Lv message.
Seeking 40 + quiet,
wrkng, fernm. to share furn.
twnhse in Mrthn. Priv.
room/bath. No smkg/
drugs/pets. Must like
cats. $900 utils inc, F/S
+ refs. 743-9660 after 6
Share Marathon home
elevated. W/D, cable,
A/C, private bath & bed.
$900 incl. utilities. $950
sec. Clean & responsi-
ble. 267-221-8369
Vacation Rentals
Condo I BR, priv beach
dock, all new interior,
furn. MM 92 No smoking
or pets. 305-343-2991

Classifieds 305-743-5551

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Vacation Rentals
Duck Key 3/3
Pool, canal,
ocean views,
Islamorada 2/2.5 Home
with ocean view, screen
patio, pool, gated. 1 mo.
minimum. $3K/mo. A rare
find! 305-502-9035
KCB #100 13th Street
-Single Family 3bd/2ba,
Florida room ,dockage, 2
car garage, fenced yard,
generator. Lease w/
option $3,500/mo. plus
utilitie. Jo Ann (305)
630-7968 or
(305) 743-7636
Key Largo MM103BS.
Open water, pool, furn.
Large 1/1 $1900/mo.
Inc/Util. 305-801-3157
Key Largo Winter or
summer rental 3BR/2BA
or 2BR/2BA house on
canal w/direct ocean
access. 954-885-9591
Marathon 2/2 with open
water views. Tiki, dock,
nicelyfurnished. No
smoking, no pets.
Mth/Coco Plum 1/1
condo 1 st fl, waterfront,
oceanside. Big boat dkge
+ ramp. Pool, tennis.
$2600 mo. 305-731-5522
Mthn-Coco Plum 2br
Furn. on water, pool &
dock. Long or short term.
790 *Business
Property for Rent
Elks lodge in Tavernier
hall for rent. 1 for 350
people $500. 1 for 50
people $125. Plus
cleaning charges. Call
*after 3 pm 305-852-1872
Marathon small office
$400/month. Also, yard
space available. Located
on US 1. 305-743-7277
Retail / Office Space for
rent. Town Square Mall,
Marathon. Spaces from
450-3,600 sq ft. Newly
renovated bldg. Call
Linda at 305-304-5840
Retail Space 1250 sq ft.
by Marathon Main Post
Office for rent, contact
Bruce 305-395-2720 or
Dee Dee 289-6486


100s of Beds
Factory Direct to You

4 pc. Wicker Bedroom Set $459
Queen Sleeper Sofa $369
Dinettes, Futons, Recliners
Simmons Beautyrest
Marathon -MM 54.5 -743-7277
Big Coppitt -MM 9.5 -295-8430

790 Business
Property for Rent
Summerland Key
Spacious 680 square feet
office space. $1250/mo
NNN lease terms. Call
Tara 305-743-6586 or


Homes for Sale
Affordable Luxury
Homes for sale. Starting
at $499K. Many units to
choose from, water
views. Contact Dave
Sullivan 305-731-5521

Big Pine Key 2Bd/1.5Ba
CBS on a canal. For sale
by owner. Exc. condition.
$370K. Reasonable
offers considered.
Must See! 305-872-3609
Key Largo 2800 sq.ft. 2
story floating home. 4/4.5
$185K obo, docked MM
103 marina. Iv. message
Marathon deep dock,
ocean view, lic vacation
rental, 3/2. $660K.
305-743-2031 www.

5.3 Waterfront AC in Florida Keys
Redevelopment Opportunity!
Residential & Campground/RV Site
January 10 at 12 PM E.T.
DG.4460:31875 Overseas Hwy.
Big Pine Key, FL
5.37 acres total 1,000 sf. 2 BR, 2.5 BA stilt home
* 420 heated pool 300' of open water frontage 150' dock
* Boat basin Deep water access to the Gulf of Mexico/Florida Bay
Letter of Understanding for Redevelopment transferable.
to new owner! ...
I : Inionotinn wiSh Katherne Clarkof Coldwell Banker Schtt

Restaurant & Bar for Lease

* Brand new building with fantastic water view
* Located at the 7-Mile Marina in Marathon.
* Three stories of money-making opportunity
* Lots of outdoor seating.
* Available now for only $3,900 per month.

(305) 481-1154

Ocean Views Deep Water Dock
3BR/2BA Furn.- Gated community Pool
WeeklylMonthly from $3000 per week
www.iokeyestate.net 941-488-7695

January 2, 2008

Homes for Sale
Marathon MM 50.3/2 +
loft. Waterfront West
Indies style home with
heated pool, outdoor
entertaining area with
bar, flat screen tv, & hot
tub. Library, gym &
garage. Beautiful
landscaping with heated
outdoor shower.
$965,000 Call 305
304-6833 Iv message.

Waterfront i
Paradise Delivered In
Key Largo. Incredible
views, dock, marina,
pool, tennis. 55+ Comm.
All for under $700K see
Ramrod Key Oceanfont
3/2.5 Stilted, CBS home.
Pool, screened balconies
on 2 floors, dock, by own-
er. 765-592-2335.$747K
812 Mobile Homes

Marathon 35' furnished"
1/1 with covered deck.
Has new a/c, gas stove,
blinds. Gas grill, lot rent
$550. Price reduced to


January 2, 2008

Classifieds 305-743-5551

812 Mobile Homes 880 Lots- Acreage
for Sale for Sale<

Marthon 455 11th St.
2bd, 1 ba, big FL room,
cent A/C, private lot with
dock, oceanside.
2/1 Double-wide. Must
see, low rent. Unbeliev-
able sunsets! $25K OBO
HOMES 4/2 Tile Floor,
Energy Package Deluxe
loaded, over 2,200 sq.ft.
30th Anniversary Sale
Special Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color
Brochures 800-622-2832

825 Condo -
.Duplex for Sale
For Sale or Rent. Must
sell, offered under mar-
ket. 2BR/2.5BA town-
house in.secluded gated
comm, extremely spa-
cious, lusciously land-
scaped, covered garage,
many amenities. MM 94
B/S $450k 305-525-3573
KCB Waterfront 1 B/I B.
$345K obo.
Owner financing avail.

880 Lots Acreage
for Sale
Bahamas Lots for sale.
$39K & up. Waterview,
-Waterfront & Hilltops.
Power & water avail.
Financing if needed.
dlipscol @tampabay.rr.



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Big Pine Key, Canal Lot,
build today, Drs. Arm,
new section. PERMITS
IN HAND, cleared 60' X
100' By Owner, motivat-
ed seller. 954-396-2292

KCB Duplex
water view lot. Build now
no ROGO. New price
$319K. 440-503-4273
Marathon 38' x 66' MH
or RV w/water, elec, ca-
ble & sewage incl. 35'
dock use. Great for RV
40' +. Was $250K, Now
$240K! 760-340-1403 or

890 Business
Property for Sale
Marina For Sale 1015
15th St Ocean. Marathon
6 Unit Apartmnent
building, w/3 50' slips
that also holds a hotel
license. 92 Hendricks
Isle, Ft. Lauderdale

SHARES for sale wks
13,14,15 RM227. wks
36,37 RM 222. wk48 RM
227. wks 49,50 RM 207
Call 603-569-4918
Senior Couple would
like to rent boat, reason-
ably priced, 22'-26', in
mid Jan. for approx. 2
months, will dock in KCB
Marina, boat must have
top, will cons. boat w/
captain, call

Reasonable price.
er desires an open water
house, preferably with a
"pier" dock, (3 -4ft. con-
trol depth,) orthe ability to
permit and build one,
Price range 1.2-1.8 Mil-
lion, weekly rental ability
strongly preferred. NO
condos and no canals
please call Randey at
er desires an open water
house, preferably with a
"pier" dock, (3 -4 ft. con-
trol depth,) orthe ability to
permit and build one,
Price range 1.2-1.8 Mil-
lion, weekly rental ability
strongly preferred. NO
condos and no canals
please call Randey at
2 Marathon Market Rate
TBR's Build on your lot
now, no waiting. $95,000
each. 305-289-3984


Power Boats

14' Carolina Skiff with
25hp Yamaha, 4-stroke,
bimini. With trailer.
17' Boston Whaler 90hp
Yamaha '96, trailer, cov-
er, polling platfrom, ste-
reo, fishfinder $13,500
obo 305-379-4900
19' Advantage Mercruis-
er inboard, bimini top &
trailer, $2950,
24.6' 02 Shamrock WA
Walk around cuddy, 104
hours, trailer kept, orig.
owner, factory upgrades.
Exc. $39,500, Summer-
land Key 305-481-0372
25' Grady W. Sailfish
twin 96 Evinrude 200 hp
200 hrs, outriggers, new
stringers, GPS/FF.
$17,900. 305-743-4204-
28' 2003 Parker CC,
Twin F225 Yamaha,
T-Top, Electronics,
trailer, excellent cond.
$57K. 305-743-3436
29' Phoenix '81 convert-
ible Flybridge, T-210hp
Cummins 6BT diesels,
low hrs, cabin, head &
galley. $58k. 872-2750
30'Luhrs Alura '88 Dn
East style fish/dive/cr
uise. Low hrs twin 240hp
V8's, electronics, new
canvas. $32k. 872-2750
30' Scarab 2000 302
sport, T- 225 Evenrudes,
low hrs top out over 50,
fish rigged, cuddy, cust.
paint. $65k. 872-2750
31' Mainship Sedan
Bridge-1995 Twin Die-
sel, Queen Stateroom,
Twin Bunks, Queen Bed
in Salon, Dual Air Cond.
A/C D/C Fridge, Stove,
Micro, & Icemaker. Full
Electronics, GPS, Radar,
Auto Pilot, Depth Sound-
er, &VHF $83,K (305)
32.5' Pursuit 1990-91
Twin Cummings 330s
1999 1100 hrs +- all
records new tanks 2002
by Pursuitfull tower
289-9546 for appoint-
34' Crusader '76 com-
mercial, 420hp 3126 Cat,
electronics, 11' beam
trap puller, Ig fish box.
$48k. (305) 872-2750


2-2007 26',CC Albins
deisels, bring offers! 7
Mile Marina, Gulf Coast
Yacht Sales.
305-481-6232 or
Crest Pontoons
Ever wonder where all
the Crest Pontoons came
from? Ft. Myers.

30' Hunter '82 Self tailing
winches, set-up for single
hand, auto helm, new
awl-grip, 20HP Merc.
$1 OK. 201-723-3743
32' 1974 Irwin Center
cockpit, aft cabin, shoal
draft. Great roomy live
aboard, project boat.
$3500 305-743-4719
36' Catalina '86, 25hp
diesel, A/C, Gen set, so-
lar, frig, dinghy. Bahama
registered & duty pd.
$39k. (305) 872-2750
1170 Outboard -
Inboard Engines

2 '95 Johnson 200hp.
Ocean Runners. w/4
props, 3 + 4 blade.
(Repowering )Turn key
cond. Harnesses inc.
$1500/each. In
Marathon. 847-858-8550
06 Evinrude Etech
90HP Runs perfect. Shift
box, prop & cables inc. 18 -
mos. warr. NADA $6600
Sac. for $5500 obo. Call

Dock Rentals/Sales

Boat slip, MM 86.
water & elec.,
$450 mo.
Dockage Avail. Non-
liveaboard up to 50ft.
Easy ocean access,
great for sportfishing.
$15/ft/mo. 305-289-0285
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryerfor res.
Sunset Marina 30/35 ft.
slip for sale. Commercial
allowed. Deep Water,
side or rear boarding.
$185k. 631-587-8432

AA Dave buys permits
SoAti Snapper, Grouper,
Gulf Reef, K/Mack,
shark, sword, tuna $$$ in
48 hrs! 904-262-2869

All types of permits for
sale!! Rock Shrimp, King
Fish, S Atlantic Snapper,
Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef
& pelagic, Commercial
Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf
Snapper IFQ's, Long
Line Pkg. Many other .
permits avail. We buy,
sell & broker all types of
permit. Call before you
buy or sell! Please call for
prices. Licensed & Bond-
ed. All permits guaran-
teed valid for transfer,
many references avail. -
John Potts Jr. 321-784-
5982 or 321-302-3630

American Storage.
RV's, boats and trailers.
Secure in Marathon. For
best rates call Gary
Coco Plum.
Liveaboard boat slip.
$450/mo. + tax. Inc. util.
Call DD 289-6486.
Coco Plum.
Liveaboard boat slip.
$450/mo. + tax. Inc. util.
Call DD 289-6486.
Liveaboard Docks w/
covered deck area. New
private bathhouse. Free
washer/dryerfor res.
Marine Contractor
Shutting Down -
Bargains On Every-
thing, including parts.
Everything must go!!!
Cranes, barges, push
boats, drill rigs, dredges,
2 Menzi mucks, 2 very
large excavators, floata-
tion foam. Many other
misc. items. 743-0354 or
Marine Storage: Boat trl,
campers, any clean stor-
age accepted on wheels.
$3/ft yr; $4/ft 6 mo; $5/ft
mo. Emil 305-731-3386

Real Estate.
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Lexus RX330,2004,
Excellent Cond. Full op-
tions including nav sys-
tem and back up camera,
leather, keyless entry,
82,000 miles. Bamboo
Pearl with tan interior.
$21,900. 305-5874208.
Wanted autos all years.
Cars, vans,trucks.
Running or not.
Call 305-332-0483.
90 Corvette, new
interior (03), perf. chip,
perf. throttle body, fresh
tuneup, clean. $10,700 or
trade for pickup.
91 Cadillac Allante
Convertible, pearl white,
98K, excellent. $7500,
06 Honda Civic 5 spd.
Coupe sportscar, fully
loaded, 1 owner, 63,5K
mi., war. avail., retail
$14,500- scarifice
1992 5.0 Mustang.
Clean, hatch back, stereo
system, 250 amps.
Original paint. $4500..

1370 Trucks -

00 Dodge Conversion
Van. Low top, dual A/C,
TVNCR. $6950.

1370 *Trucks- '-
SUVs Vans

00 Dodge Conversion
Van. Low top, dual A/C,
TV/VCR. $6950.
02 F250 Superduty
ExCab, 8ft bed, 86k,
rack, new tires, work
boxes. $11,000 OBO
85 Dodge Pick-up
truck. V-8 with bedliner.
Great work truck. $700.
06 Chevy Avalanche.
Z7,1,4WD, leather, navi-
gation, 23K miles, non-
smoker, XM radio, Bose
audio, excl. cond., -
$28,750 305-393-7388
1380 Campers-
Recreational Vehicle
We buy and consign
RV's. Need late model
motor homes and travel
trailers. Top $$$. Holida,
RV's, MM 100,451-455!
00 Prowler 37' 1
slideout, 2 bedrms,
screenroom. good
condition. $14K
2000HRAdm. 32' MH,
slidout, sleeps 5, Ford
6.8LV10 engine, 1 own-
er, must see to appreci-
ate. $30K 872-9013

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103800 Overseas Highway
Heading South on US-1. Mile Marker 102.
Resort is on right hand side.
Or call 305.453 0000 for directions.

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