778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .2B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 13,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.56 25 CENTS Big catch Full moon Friday means big catch as mangrove snappersannual spawn reaches full frenzy. 1B Big targets Key West holds workshop on harbor dredging,cruise ships. 6A PLAY BALLKeynoter Photo by KEVIN WADLOWUpper Keys pitcher Nick Perez fires a strike toward home plate in a 25-3 win over Marathon.See Little League standingsin summer tourney starting on Page 1B. State closes Niles Channel pierAportion of the original Niles Channel Bridge collapsed last week, forcing the state to close the century-old Lower Keys span to anglers and sightseers. The old Niles Channel Bridge is the latest of the old Overseas Railroad spans to close after gaining fame as recreational piers for hiking, bicycling and fishing.The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the Niles Channel closure Friday, due to deterioration.The deterioration was determined when a section of cantilever the overhanging portion of bridge was discovered collapsed by a trail user on July 5, DEPspokeswoman Kristin Lock said Tuesday. About a 10-foot section at the bridges west end near Summerland Key fell, said Reef Light Tackle owner Terry Thomas, whose Big Pine Key shop counts bridge fishermen among its customers.Quite a few people fish off that bridge, Thomas said. People already have asked me why its closing. Its a good bridge to fish. The old bridge was completed in 1912 as part of Henry Flaglers Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway, better knownSafety cited after bridge section collapse SUMMERLAND KEY By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKeynoter Photo by KAREN QUISTThe Niles Channel historic bridge has been closed by the state,citing deteriorated conditions of the span used as a fishing pier.The old bridge is located at mile marker 26 between Ramrod and Summerland keys.$3.6 million shortfall in school budgetEven after cutting millions in its 2011-2012 operating budget, the Monroe County School District still faces a $3.6 million shortfall. Superintendent Jesus Jara, who took over for predecessor Joseph Burke a little more than a week ago, is preparing for a July 21 budget workshop set to begin at 10 a.m. at the Key West administrative building. He told the Keynoter despite all the cuts that have already been made, Theres still a shortfall of $3.6 million. Were just bringing in less revenue than expected. According to financial projections prepared by Chief Financial Officer Michael Kinneer, the district will take in $74.5 million in fiscal year 2012, which began on July 1; compare that to estimated expenditures totaling $82 million.Once $3.8 million in transfers from the district capital fund were brought into the operating budget, Kinneer said, revenues come up to $78.4 million. When that revenue is subtracted from $82 million in expenses, that leaves a $3.6 million shortfall.Big ticket reductions already made include:$2.78 million by cutting more than 40 teaching positions and by reducing the school day from seven to six periods.$1.5 million through a state-mandated employee contribution to the Florida Retirement System; previously the district was responsible for that payment.$880,000 through reorganization of the district office, including eliminating the executive director of facilities and executive director of student services position.More than $1 million by eliminating media specialist, guidance counselor and assistant principal positions.In the last fiscal year, which ended June 30, the schools system spent $89.8 million.Jara identified another possible $1.4 million savings in outsourcing to private companies custodial, grounds keeping and maintenance services currently performed by district employees. At a June 28 meeting of the Monroe County School Board, Jeff Barrow, Lower Keys assistant director of facilities and construction, told board members that nine vendors responded to a request for proposals for custodial and maintenance work,Revenue trends signal need for more cuttingBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comOUR SCHOOLS100 mph brings felony chargeATarpon Springs woman was arrested early Monday after leading Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies on a high-speed chase across the Seven Mile Bridge and through the Key Deer Refuge. According to a police report, 39-year-old Katie Schoneck Holloway was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving and felony fleeing after going in excess of 100 mph over a roughly 15mile stretch of U.S. 1 between mile markers 47 and 32. After being detained, Holloway told police she feared for the safety of her father, a Key Haven resident. The report says, she advised she just had a feeling he was in danger. Police noticed an empty childs car seat in the back of Holloways 2006 Acura and contacted her husband, who said he had the child and it was safe. Holloways husband also disclosed that his wife is on medication for bipolar disorder. Adeputy met with her father after the arrest and he was not in danger. Deputies first spotted Holloway around 2:43 a.m. Monday, passing Knights Key in Marathon well in excess of 100 mph through a 35 mph speed zone. According to the report, she continued on at that speed while passing several large 18-wheel trucks on the Seven Mile Bridge. The report says Holloway then maintained a speed of 95 mph as she fled police through the Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key. Holloway eventually pulled over and surrendered to police around mile marker 32. Her vehicle was towed away and she was taken to the county jail in Marathon for processing. Holloway is being held at the Stock Island Detention Center on $15,000 bond.Woman arrested after fleeing cops in chaseBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBIG PINESee Budget,3ASee Niles,2AThieves targeting women riding bicyclesKey West police on Sunday arrested two men charged with purse snatchings that targeted women who carried purses in their bicycle baskets while out for a pedal.Adrian Johnson, 37, and Chaz Oliver, 28, were arrested after victims identified them to police; each man is charged with two felony counts of robbery. The grab n go thefts are similar to one that happened in late June and led to the arrest of a husband and wife crime team accused of a series of strong-arm purse snatchings that left victims in need of medical treatment. Thomas Hillman, 33, and his wife Cheryl, 40, were charged with four felony counts of robbery, multiple felony counts of credit-card fraud, as well as cocainerelated charges. One of the reported thefts from June is similar in style to Sundays incident, according to police, where thieves pull their vehicle close to a bike rider then reach out the car window to snatch a purse from a bicyclist. Police said that the Hillmans crime spree was related to the husbands abuse of powerful opiate painkiller oxycodone.Although she didnt have many details, police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said that indicators that they (Johnson and Oliver) might have beenPolice arrest two in wheeled purse snatchingsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST See Crime,2A PromotionsSchool superintendent names new chief operating officer, reshuffles administration. 3A Summer salon The Studios hosts members work at summer salon and party. 3BCONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO.
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Contact 293-8424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Senior fair set for July 13The Upper Keys Senior Citizen Information & Health Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 at the Key Largo Civic Club, mile marker 100 oceanside.Seniors with questions about Medicare, health and fitness, Alzheimers support, nutrition, transportation and other services can get them answered at the event. Organizations such as Helpline, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Alliance for Aging, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders and Monroe County Social Services will be on hand. The event is free and open to the public. Goodies bags will be given to all attendees. There will be door prizes and light refreshments.For more information, contact Pam Martin at 853-0907. A AALKALAYChaimNickAlkalay,70,a well-knownMarathoncharter captain,diedMonday,July4th, atJacksonMemorialHospital inMiamiafterabriefillness. BorninBulgaria,grewup in Israel,Nickwasatruecitizenof theworld,havinglivedin England,Australia,New Guinea,buthisfavoriteplace onearthwastheFloridaKeys, wherehelivedforthelast61/2 yearsofhislifeandcaptained theReelTime.Hewasalsoa skilledcraftsman,andfor severalyearsownedand operatedhisownbusinessin NewJerseymakingcustom cabinetryandmantels.Nick wasaveteranoftheIsraeli A rmyandservedwith distinctionduringthesix-Day War. Heissurvivedbyhisloving wife,localbusinesswoman NaamaAlkalay,hisdaughter JaneAlkalayofEastWindsor, NewJerseyandhissonSimon A lkalayofTwinRivers,New Jersey, AcelebrationofNickslifeand receptionforfriendsand associateswillbeheldathis home,81798thStreet, Oceanside,from5to8oclock onSaturdayJuly16. Inlieuofflowers,donationsto ECMC(EducationCoalitionof MonroeCounty)P.O.Box 522480,Marathon,Fl33050 wou l dbegreatlyappreciated. Tropical Springs Realty 103400 Overseas Highway, Suite 250-A Key Largo, FL33037 SHERRY FELL(305) 453-1770 Sherry@5CountyRealEstate.com www.5CountyRealEstate.com PARADISE AWAITS!WALK TO THE BAY!2 LOTS! 100X129. X Flood Zone. Tier 3. Divided into 2 lots. Homeowners park and boatramp. Across from KL elementary. Priced to sell at $50,000. J U S T L I S T E D ! Keynoter photo by KARENQUISTSigns of spalling visible on concrete last poured in 1938. as the Overseas Railroad. About eight-tenths of a mile bridging the channel between Summerland and Ramrod Key around mile marker 26, the arched span was modified in 1938 to carry vehicle traffic on the Overseas Highway. Its one of the widest and deepest channels in the Lower Keys, said Capt. Jim Sharpe of Sea Boots Charters. Closing the old bridge means losing another place to fish, and you never like to see that.Many food-fish species use the channels to cross from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, particularly during spawning season.Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carole Stevens said her staff will direct people to alternative fishing bridges.If [Niles Channel] has deteriorated to the point where its in really bad shape, we dont want people out there, Stevens said. Wed rather everybody stay safe.Of 23 historic Florida Keys bridges now managed by the DEPs Office of Greenways and Trails, four have been now closed to access because of potential safety hazards, Lock said. Other spans where visitors are officially banned are the old Spanish Harbor Bridge at mile marker 33, old Bahia Honda bridge at mile marker 36, and portions of the Seven Mile Bridge south of Marathon.Visitors wishing to continue to fish in the area should use the South Pine Channel Historic Bridge to the north at mile marker 28, or the Kemp Channel Historic Bridge to the south at mile marker 23, the DEPsaid.Some old bridges have undergone extensive renovation to make them safe and attractive to visitors. The old Niles Channel Bridge could stay closed. While it is the intention of the...the Office of Greenways and Trails to ultimately rehab all of our managed historical bridges, this [Niles Channel] bridge is not currently included in project lists, Lock said.Four bridges closedFrom Niles,1Ausing drugs at the time.On July 10, around 3 p.m., Key Wester Sally Mugherini was biking on Seminole Street with her husband Neal when a vehicle approached from behind. Reporting Officer Kevin OConnell took Mugherinis statement: As the vehicle got close to her, the suspect reached into the rear [bicycle] basket and grabbed her purse. She grabbed on to the purse and the suspect continued to pull forcefully before she was knocked to the ground.Husband Neal made chase but was unable to get a license plate number. Less than two hours later a similar robbery took place near the intersection of Caroline and Simonton streets, police said.Police found Anita Zenger, a visitor from Livermore, California, lying on the street with blood on her.Witness Robert Locklear of Charlotte, N.C., who was in town with a group of Boy Scouts of America, saw the incident, quickly grabbed the license plate number of the car and began rendering aid to Zenger.With the plate number in hand, police circulated a beon-the-lookout notice and the gold, four-door Kia was pulled over on Stock Island near U.S. 1 and Cross Street.From there, Zenger and Locklear identified Johnson and Oliver, who were placed in custody.Both men are being held at the Monroe County Detention Center without bond.Knocked downFrom Crime,1A Marathon man faces multiple chargesAdomestic incident turned violent last weekend in Marathon, leading to multiple felony charges against the suspect, according to the Monroe County Sheriffs office.Jonathan D. Stone, 25, remained in Monroe County jail at press time Tuesday in lieu of $55,000 bond on counts including kidnapping and felony battery. Several Sheriffs Office units reported to a Third Avenue Ocean residence around 5 p.m. Saturday. The victim, Sarah Fogarty, told deputies that Stone became enraged after she received a telephone call Friday night. Fogarty and Stone have been in a relationship for more than three years, she said. She told police that Stone slapped her, then smashed a coin jar and small porcelain statute. Fogarty said both Stone and she fell to the floor after slipping in spilled liquid. Stone later picked up a razor and tried to cut himself, she alleged.Fogarty said Stone physically held her against her will in the bedroom overnight.Violent incidents continued Saturday, she said, with Stone preventing her from leaving the residence. She said Stone tried to strangle her and made death threats while putting a pillow over her face. Several other belongings were smashed. At least one child was in the home at the time, deputies said. When deputies arrived, Stone picked up a hammer in a threatening manner, Fogarty told deputies. He agreed to lower the hammer when she said she would tell the deputies to leave, Fogarty said in her statement. Deputies charged Stone with felony battery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, in addition to domestic battery. Ahammer was taken into evidence.Weekend dispute involved hammer, razor,threats,MARATHONKey Largos emergency services district weighs tax rateThe commission that oversees the taxing district that funds Key Largos fire department and ambulance service is considering three different property tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year. The highest rate would have an owner of a house worth $500,000 paying $500 on his tax bill for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. As part of its charter, the Key Largo Fire-Rescue & Emergency Medical Services District is capped at a property tax rate of $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value. That rate would raise about $2.2 million in property tax revenue for the district. The lowest rate the fivemember commission is considering is $0.78 the same one as the current fiscal year. That would raise $1.7 million, based on a 96-percent collection rate, according to Peter Rosasco, the certified public accountant contracted with the emergency services district. Arate of $0.85 would raise about $1.8 million in property tax revenue, the same amount of property tax revenue in the coming fiscal year as the current rate. Rosasco recommends an ending fund balance of $375,000, but each of the tax rates on the table leaves the district hundreds of thousands of dollars short of that goal. The maximum tax rate of $1 would leave the district short $278,794. If the district didnt plan to spend $300,000 on new vehicle purchases next year, that amount could be made up, but commissioners agreed with fire Chief Sergio Garcia that those vehicles needed to be replaced. Commissioners would need to find even more cuts with the lower tax rates they are considering about $736,402 and $591,312 for the $0.78 and $0.85 rates respectively The four commissioners Commissioner Michael Edgerton resigned this month asked Garcia about refurbishing the fire trucks instead of buying new ones, but he replied that his department has tried that in the past with unsatisfactory results. He said renovations ended up costing more than $100,000, and the trucks broke down continuously within a years time. Commissioners will continue to discuss the budget and tax rate throughout the summer. There are two public meetings scheduled to discuss the final tax rate Sept. 12 and Sept. 19. Each meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Key Largo Volunteer Fire-Rescue station at mile marker 99. Replacing EdgertonThose wanting to replace Edgerton have until Monday to turn in a one-page resume to the emergency districts commissioners. The commissioners will discuss the nominees at their July 25 meeting at 6 p.m. and a replacement could be nominated at that same meeting, said commission Chairman Bill Andersen. Edgertons replacement would serve until the next general election of November 2012. Edgerton resigned this month, seven months after being elected, because he said he is moving out of the Keys for family reasons. Nominees for vacant seat to be discussedBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGO GOODY GOING HOMEKeynoter Staff Photo by ANDY NEWMAN/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAUStaff members of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital and volunteers release Goody, a 105-pound adolescent loggerhead sea turtle.The release in the Atlantic off Islamorada came July 10.The turtle was found floating six weeks earlier and taken to the hospital where it was diagnosed with an infection and treated with antibiotics.
Exactly one week after taking the reigns as superintendent of the Monroe County School District, Jesus Jara tapped Key West High School Principal Theresa Axford to take over as chief operating officer. Her move to the central office comes as Jara replaces his predecessor, Joseph Burke, who left the superintendent post in Monroe for the same job in Lee County. Axford, formerly Sugarloafs principal, had been Key West High principal for one school year before her latest promotion.Jara said she will assume some of his previous duties plus add responsibilities of executive director of student services, an administrative post that has been eliminated. He said Axford will earn pay similar to Lesley Salinero, the outgoing head of student services, who earned $119,650 annually.Axford is set to start her new post Aug. 1.Its a consolidation of two positions, Jara told the Keynoter Tuesday. It is not an added position. Of Axford: Shes a phenomenal administrator with great experience here in Monroe County. Shes really going to take the curriculum department, through all the different aspects of her role, in to the next level with all we need to do.Axford, with the district for 25 years, has served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal; she has her masters degree from Nova Southeastern University in administration and supervision.Jara said he and Axford would soon start searching for a new KWHS principal, as well as a new principal for Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon. When school starts in August, Switlik Principal Dave Murphy will take over for Alberto Rodriguez at Coral Shores High School. Rodriguez, Jara said, is taking a position in the Lee County schools system, which Burke now heads. Murphy has been with the district for 14 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal. His return to Coral Shores is a homecoming of sorts, since Murphy was assistant principal there for seven years up until 2010. He has a bachelors degree in science education from the University of Iowa and a masters degree in educational leadership and administration from Florida State University. Monroe County School Board Chairman John Dick said he understands Jaras need for district-level support staff but pointed out the district is in a budget crisis, facing a $3.6 million shortfall even after already cutting more than $6 million. To me, Dick said, I wouldve tried to not fill some of these positions. As these positions open up, theyve really got to consider not hiring them. Its not a matter of need, Dick said. Everybody needs but were in a budget crisis. When youre in a budget crisis, sometimes that will override a needed position. Jara also eliminated the director of facilities and construction position held by Fred Sims. His assignments will be split between two assistant directors, Jeff Barrow and Jeff Sawyer. Sims earned $111,997 plus benefits each year. Cheryl Allen, director of human resources, is also included in the administrative realignment. Jara said shell keep her job, salary and title but will add responsibility as the school contact for labor management issues. Allen, who has been with the district since February 1983, makes $94,943 annually. Jara said the shuffling of administrators plus other contract changes and reductions from the central office cut about $880,000 from fiscal year spending that began on July 1. Although their fiscal year has started, the district does not finalize a 20112012 budget until September, in advance of the Oct. 1 start of the states fiscal year.Budget calls for lower rateMonroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi unveiled a proposed fiscal year 2011-12 budget Tuesday that comes in 3.69 percent below the current years tax rate. The budget would raise $78.9 million in property taxes based on a 4.2267 tax rate. Thats $3.3 million less than the current year and $6.4 million less than 2009-10. But Gastesi said he was well aware that a 5 percent cost-of-living adjustment would stick out the most during his presentation. He made the suggestion while presenting the budget to the County Commission Tuesday in Key West.This is where its going to get some attention. In the last four years, the cost of living has gone up 12 percent and theres a 3 percent reduction in pay, he said. Starting July 1, all local and state employees participating in the Florida retirement system will have three percent of their pay held as the employee contribution. Gastesi told the commission that mandatory employee contribution rule means that a 5 percent adjustment is really only a 2 percent raise. Starting with this paycheck, 3 percent of our salaries we have to contribute to [the retirement system]. That used...to be provided by the county. Hence the taxpayers are saving that 3 percent, he told the Keynoter County employees have not received a pay raise in four years.Gastesi said the 5 percent raise proposed would apply to roughly 700 of 1,300 total county employees. He said around $250,000 would be supported by taxpayers, while the remainder would be funded through fees and other revenue. Another much talked about item is Gastesis recommendation to restore Monday hours at all five county public library branches. That includes Big Pine Key, which has never been open on Mondays.The county cut Monday hours at libraries in Key West, Marathon, Islamorada and Key Largo in 2008, but discussed reversing that decision in March. Monday hours were cut as a cost-cutting measure due to past budget shortfalls. Its expected to cost between $450,000 and $500,000 per year to open all five county libraries on Mondays with Big Pine Key included.At a tax rate of 4.2267 cents for every $1,000 in assessed taxable value, the owner of a $300,000 home would pay roughly $1,268 in county property taxes. The tax rate is aggregate and does not apply to all residents; some live in special taxing districts.The countys proposed total budget remains on par with the current year at $321 million. It was $327 million in 2009-10 and $343 million in 2008-09. Whats not financed by property taxes is paid for with fees, grants, and revenue sharing.The commission meets next Thursday in Key West to hear budget presentations from department heads and constitutional officers and set a maximum proposed tax rate. It can be reduced before final budget hearings in September.Tax levy could save $3.3 millionBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Wednesday,July 13,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Hearing TestCALLFOR APPT. 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D PDB ENTERPRISES,INC.Land Use PlanningProject Consulting Building permit coordination Code compliance review and direction Ground oor enclosure issues, inspections Property permit archival review and analysisCoordination with architects, engineers and attorneys For immediate assistance contact Pete Bacheler 305-522-4863 email@example.com all indicating potential savings of more than $1 million.For grounds keeping services, the district advertised a straight bid, drawing five responses, indicating savings of more than $200,000. Another issue thats still up in the air: having teachers take three mandatory furlough days, which would result in savings estimated at $700,000.Former Superintendent Burke and representatives of the United Teachers of Monroe union agreed to that deal, but the meeting process prompted allegations of Sunshine Law violations that Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson recommended be corrected through a curative meeting.Jara said that public collective bargaining session is set for 1 p.m. on July 22, at the districts Key West office.School Board Chairman John Dick referred to the fiscal picture as a budget crisis. Theyve got serious problems and serious problems mean sometimes youve got to do without. That said, I would like to see what we do without to be as far away from the classroom as possible.Abudget crisisFrom Budget,1A Axford promoted to top spotVacancy opens at KW HighBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comOUR SCHOOLS MONROE COUNTY NEWS BRIEFSHomeowners group meets tonightThe Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations meets at 7 p.m. today in the community room of the Key Largo Library in Tradewinds Plaza, mile marker 101.4 oceanside. The federations guest speaker is Lt. Nancy Alvarez, Upper Keys station commander for the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. For more information, call Pauline Klein, 451-1906, or Kay Thacker, 451-3929. AXFORD MURPHY
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,July 13,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2011 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALHouse move to gut EPA rules dangerous LETTERS TO THE EDITORFIRM works for us allFair Insurance Rates for Monroe would sincerely like to thank the Key West, Marathon and Lower Keys, and the Florida Keys associations of Realtors for their ongoing support in the battle to educate and persuade legislators, and Citizens Property Insurance Corp., to apply fair rates for homeowners and businesses of Monroe County. As a grass-roots organization, FIRM continues resolute in its pursuit of a change in statutes and state rules that will give Monroe County a fighting chance to survive and thrive during an economic recovery. FIRM would particularly like to express its deepest appreciation for the fundraising activities organized by members of the Key West Association of Realtors for, without such effort and other resource invested in raising the much-needed funding to travel and represent Monroes citizens in Tallahassee, this critical issue would most probably lose its place on the Legislatures political agenda. The money donated and raised by the Realtors has very generously provided the means to help representatives of FIRM, and its expert volunteers, to travel to the Florida capitol to meet with policy makers and challenge the existing formula that is so blatantly causing the workforce and property owners to leave the county for a more affordable paradise. FIRM has made significant ground this year and has only been able to do so because of vital contributions made by organizations such as these. The Key West Association of Realtors is not yet complete with its exceptional fundraising efforts; it is selling raffle tickets for a Keyway Venus scooter and the winner will be selected at a fundraising party on July 19 at Pearls Guest House. Tickets may be purchased at the association at 3422 Duck Ave. or other venues. All are welcome to the fundraiser, with free hors doeuvres and sangria. On behalf of FIRM and all residents, I look forward to continuing to work with Keys organizations to raise funds and support our mission to protect our unique culture from the excessive windstorm rates proposed by insurers. Annalise Mannix Executive director FIRMQuestions over costsIt is important that each concerned taxpayer be at least somewhat informed on why Islamorada costs twice as much to fund our government (population 6,100) as our neighboring governments spend. The proposed budget for next year is available at the village web site. At the end of each year the results seem to be failure in just about every project attempted. They seem to always come in over budget and very late, and we usually wind up in a lawsuit, costing the taxpayers a bunch of money (while our Village law [firm] from Miami is making over $1 million dollars each year, writing poor contracts, then spending a few years in the courtrooms arguing about the contract provisions). Are purchasing procedures following state law? Do the elected officials exercise any oversight on the manager and his operating the village government, or do they just turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to what is happening? I could go on and on but will wait and let the Florida Auditor General reveal how efficient and honest our government has been operated since January 1998. Remember village taxpayers begged for years to bring in an outside honest auditor and were ignored. Finally over 1,200 voters signed a petition for the Florida Auditor General to conduct an operational audit. One elected official, Ken Philipson, traveled to the Florida Legislature and asked them to curtail the scope of the audit. Who was he protecting and what was he afraid of finding out? Robert Page IslamoradaThanks for paint jobSafe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys would like to thank Signs by Renee for donating her services to get our trucks up and running. Katie Bentley, director Safe Harbor MarathonAnthony jury got it rightLetter writer Ted Cudnick of Key Largo is proof positive that pontificating and casting judgment on others when wholly ignorant of the subject matter proves his contention that mostly rubes and hacks are selected as jurors, or as writers of letters to the editor. Mr. Cudnick disagrees with the verdict in the Casey Anthony murder trial. Based on what? Nancy Graces screeching telling him so? His gut feeling? It had to be her? She was a bad mother? Sorry, Mr. Cudnick, but the legal system does not work that way. If you are searching for justice, look elsewhere because that is not the purpose of criminal court. In criminal court, it is not the truth that counts; it is not even justice that counts. What does count is what you can prove beyond a reasonable doubt. I do agree with Mr. Cudnick that many jurors are wholly unqualified to judge the fate of anyone, because they, like Mr. Cudnick, base their decisions not on the evidence or the law but their emotions, their willingness to fall into group think, their unwillingness to be independent from, or challenge, their peers or the authorities. Ms. Anthony was indeed fortunate to have a jury that was unwilling, it seems, to fall prey to the weaknesses described above. Most jurors are only too happy to convict based on the flimsiest of evidence or storytelling of the prosecutor. That is more the norm in Americas courts. Did Ms. Anthony kill her child? Probably. But the state did not prove it. And it lost the case, as it should. Before the state can take away your freedom, it should be held to a very high standard of proof. The jury got it right, Mr. Cudnick. Far from debasing the jurors as stupid, gullible, bleeding-heart liberals, you should pray for a like-minded group to sit in judgment should you ever find yourself in such a position. Dave Singerman Big Pine KeyCasino is bad idea for KeysAllowing a casino in the Keys would be the beginning of the end to the Keys that are already over stressed, getting fished out and over populated. I am dead set against it. The trash and crime and additional motels and hotels and boats and fast foods would make things so much worse here than they already are. Why would Commissioners even consider such a nightmare? Isnt there enough on the mainland already? It looks like Miami is headed the same way with the sale of the Herald s property to a major international casino company. I am amazed at what some local political leaders and residents are willing to do in the name of jobs and money while never mentioning anything about the water, fishing, coral reefs and traffic. Thanks for covering this impending nightmare which, if it happens, will turn the beautiful Keys into a barren moonscape devoid of all the things that make the Keys what the Keys are. Hail to the jet ski and three-engine outboards roaring and raging to the coming Marathon Airport Casino and the entourage of Blues Brothers filling the tarmacs with their private planes and town cars. Frank Simmons Delray Beach, Fl. Former Key West ResidentWould have adverse impacts for beaches, coastal waters, reefsWhen you go swimming at the beach, do you mind if theres a little sewage in the water? Going fishing? Would you mind a few industry contaminants in your favorite river or lake, maybe a little mercury, with that fish fry? Clean water is not a jobs killer certainly not in Florida, which counts on its beaches and natural assets to lure millions of tourists and billions of dollars here. Yet U.S. Reps. John Mica, an Orlando-area Republican, and Nick Rahall, a West Virginia Democrat, have sponsored a bill that seeks to gut the Environmental Protection Agencys ability to regulate water quality, wetlands protection and the removal of mountain tops in coal mining. Why? Its all in the name of statesrights. And they blame the Obama administration for toughening enforcement and hurting jobs creation in the states. Whoa, fellas. Clean water doesnt have state boundaries. The reason the EPAwas created and the Clean Water Act was strengthened in 1972 was the confusing patchwork of state-by-state water rules that allowed governors and legislatures to curry favor with big industries in their states and permitted uses with disastrous consequences. Those short-cuts dont just have consequences for a state that allows an industry to dump poisonous chemicals into a stream but for its neighbors, too. Consider that the Gulf of Mexico suffered huge dead zones because contaminated water from septic tanks and factories that dumped into the Mississippi River carried such high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus into the Gulf that marine life couldnt survive. The legislation, HB 2018, is being hailed as a state-federal partnership that will help states create jobs. This is laughable if it werent so frightening. Fast-tracked through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the panel passed the bill without even holding a hearing. Now its scheduled to come before the full House as early as Wednesday. Make no mistake. This legislation would hamstring the EPAfrom overruling any states vague water-quality limits or ensuring dredge permits are feasible even when there is evidence of contamination. Under HB 2018, the misnamed Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act, the EPAcould not veto a states assessment of a project unless the state agrees. In effect, outdated state rules on water-quality standards, requirements for dumping waste or trash would no longer have to answer to federal oversight. Even if states failed to meet clean water standards, the EPAwould have no hammer to stop them from getting federal funding. The GOP-led House, apparently embracing teaparty hysteria about federal overreach, needs a reality check. Surely South Florida House Republican members Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart and David Rivera who have fought for a cleaner Miami River and Biscayne Bay arent so clueless as to gut the EPA. Are they? The Miami Herald The animal shelters director and shelter pooch Scout show off the new paint job. ANTHONYDispute escalates, brings felony chargeAboarding dispute aboard a music boat at a private event Saturday ended with a Key West man jailed on a felony count of battery. Keith M. Langdale, 35, is accused of punching Michael Burge, 46, the captain of a tiki boat where live music was being played as part of the WetStock gathering off the Lower Keys. Burge suffered bruising and a cut to his face, and may have damaged teeth, according to a Monroe County Sheriffs Office report. The incident apparently started when Samantha Langdale tried to board the tiki boat while doing work for the local cable channel, she told Deputy John Gabay. The officer described the vessel as a large boat with a tiki hut on it. Samantha Langdale said Burge blocked her way and physically tried to push her off the boat, Gabay related in his report.Other witnesses said Burge initially stopped Samantha Langdale because he believed the boat was full, but said they did not see him push her. She was allowed on the boat and apologies were extended, event organizer Richard Bellizzi told the deputy.Some time later either within minutes or hours later, according to various accounts Keith Langdale boarded the tiki boat and confronted Burge. Langdale told the deputy that he shoved Burge, who may have fallen.Two other witnesses said Burge described as being 6foot-3 and weighing 220 pounds punched the boat operator in the face, knocking Burge unconscious. Burge was taken to shore where he received treatment from an ambulance crew.AFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer took deputy Gabay out to the WetStock gathering near Picnic Island, a small island a few hundred yards from Little Torch Key.After locating the Langdalesboat, the officer placed Keith Langdale under arrest because multiple witnesses saw the suspect punch the victim and the suspect admitted to at least pushing the victim.Tiki boat captain punched during WetStock eventKEY WEST Settlement talks ongoing inNearly a year after its bank assets were frozen over alleged misspending, former Middle Keys animal service provider Stand Up For Animals and Monroe County are still talking settlement. In audit findings first issued Aug. 10 last year, county auditor Sandy Mathena reported numerous questionable expenditures by Stand Up Director Linda Gottwald. That led the county to freeze roughly $250,000 of the nonprofits savings in First State and Centennial banks. Stand Up appealed Circuit Court Judge David Audlins January decision to keep the accounts frozen to the Third District Court of Appeals in Miami. Oral arguments are scheduled for Aug. 29, but Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger told the Keynoter both sides have continued to negotiate. A closed session is scheduled during the Monroe County Commissions July 20 monthly meeting to discuss potential settlements. We scheduled a closed session because weve had some preliminary settlement discussions with [Stand Up]. Those discussions came about because the Third DCAscheduled oral argument for August 29. Counsel for both sides thought it important to have these discussions prior to having to prepare and expend resources for oral argument, Shillinger said. Shillinger said Stand Ups money will stay frozen if Audlins decision is upheld. If the injunction is lifted the money would remit to [Stand Up] and the litigation would go forward, he said. The county contracted with Stand Up For Animals for eight years before Gottwald severed the relationship in August. She asked the county commission in June 2010 for a 24 percent increase in her annual contract, to $327,880 from $263,477.That prompted County Administrator Roman Gastesi to request an audit of all three county animal care providers: Stand Up, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Stock Island and Humane Animal Care Coalition in the Upper Keys. The other two audits turned up minimal infractions.The County Commission in April awarded nonprofit Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys a contract for $232,556 per year. Safe Harbor will cover from mile marker 16 through 70 until June 30, 2015.$250,000 remains frozen pending other court actionBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTYKeynoter Staff
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CITYELECTION NOTICECITYOFFICES TO BE FILLED BYELECTION IN 2011Mayor, at Large Commissioner, District II Commissioner, District IV Commissioner, District V Utility Board Member Group 1 Utility Board Member, Group 4 Utility Board Member, Group 5 All persons who intend to qualify for City Offices are required to qualify with the City Clerk at City Hall, 525 Angela Street, Key West, Florida. Qualifying opens noon, Monday, August 15, 2011 and closes noon, Friday, August 19, 2011. The necessary forms for qualifying are available at the City Clerks office. All persons who intend to qualify should pick up these forms prior to qualifying as campaign accounts must be opened prior to qualifying and qualifying fees must be paid with checks drawn on the campaign account. Upcoming elections are as follows: General Election October 4, 2011 Run-off Election November 8, 2011 Cheryl Smith, MMC, CPM City Clerk/Chief Elections Administrator City of Key West, FloridaAVISO DE ELECCIONES MUNICIPALESCARGOS MUNICIPALES QUE HABRN DE LLENARSE POR ELECCIN EN EL2011Alcalde, funcionario de distrito general Comisionado del Distrito II Comisionado del Distrito IV Comisionado del Distrito V Miembro de la Instalacin de Servicio Pblico, Grupo 1 Miembro de la Instalacin de Servicio Pblico, Grupo 4 Miembro de la Instalacin de Servicio Pblico, Grupo 5 Toda persona que tenga la intencin de reunir los requisitos pertinentes para cualificar para cargos municipales tiene que cualificar con la Secretaria Municipal en el Ayuntamiento, 525 Angela Street, Cayo Hueso, Florida. El perodo de cualificacin va desde el medioda del lunes 15 de agosto del 2022 hasta el medioda del viernes 19 de agosto del 2011. Los formularios necesarios para la cualificacin estn disponibles en la oficina de la Secretaria Municipal. Toda persona que tenga la intencin de cualificar debe recoger estos formularios antes de cualificar ya que las cuentas de la campaa deben abrirse antes de cualificar y las cuotas de cualificacin deben pagarse con cheques hechos en la cuenta de la campaa. Las elecciones venideras son las siguientes: Eleccin general el 4 de octubre del 2011 Eleccin de segunda vuelta el 8 de noviembre del 2011 Cheryl Smith, MMC, CPM Secretaria Municipal/Jefa de los administradores electorales Ciudad de Cayo Hueso, FloridaPublished Keynoter 7/6/11 & 7/13/11 NEWSMAKERSFKAA honors retiree Doris AndersonThe Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority recognized Doris Anderson with an FKAA meter plaque at its last board of directors meeting. Anderson retired June 30 as customer service area manager in the Middle Keys. She was with the FKAAfor 20 years. Lower Keys Medical hires infection expertNursing professional Mary Anne Johnson has joined Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West as its new infection control and associate health manager. Her job is to make sure that the hospital does everything it can to deliver safe patient care as it pertains to infection prevention. Johnson has been a nurse for 27 years, with most of her experience at a rural hospital in the mountains of North Carolina. Johnson is certified in infection and occupational health nursing and in sharps injury prevention. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and the Association of Occupational Professionals in Healthcare.Schmitt associates mark milestonesSeveral Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company sales associates achieved milestone service anniversaries in May. Marcy Reed of the Marathon office celebrated 20 years. John Parce of the Key West office marked 10 years. Celebrating five years with the company were Carol Brenn of Islamorada, Abby Oglesbee of the Lower Keys and Jamie Martin of Key Largo. Business ANDERSON JOHNSON Some will feel debit effectsShoppers will feel effects of recent debit-fee ruling. You might not have paid attention to the fierce yearlong battle between merchants and banks over debit cards, but youll likely notice the outcome in your wallet. The dispute was over the debit card interchange fee the payment merchants make to banks to process customer transactions. Last years Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act law required that the Federal Reserve ensure that the fee was reasonable. At the end of June, the Fed announced it was cutting the fee but not by nearly as much as merchants wanted. Even so, consumers can expect repercussions. The banks, any time they lose income, we eventually pay for it, said Bill Hardekopf, chief executive of LowCards.com a credit card comparison website. Debit and credit cards both have interchange fees, but the new rule applies only to debit cards the plastic of choice among consumers. When you swipe a debit card, the merchant pays an average of 44 cents per transaction, according to the Fed. This fee in 2009 generated more than $16 billion in revenue for banks. The Fed had proposed capping the fee at cents per transaction, to the delight of merchants. But banks warned of dire consequences such as the demise of free checking if their income was slashed. The Fed settled on a maximum fee of 21 cents plus 0.05 percent of the transaction amount. That works out to about 24 cents on the average $38 debit purchase, the Fed said. The new rule, which applies only to big banks, takes effect Oct. 1. Merchants were crushed. Banks were relieved that the fee cut wasnt deeper. Still, the American Bankers Association said fee income will be reduced by 45 percent, and consumers will end up paying higher fees for basic banking services. Here are other changes industry players say consumers will see: Fewer reward programs: Banks had started to dump or restrict reward programs on debit cards in anticipation of the loss of interchange fee income. And thats likely to continue. JPMorgan Chase, the second-largest issuer of debit cards, told 8 million debitcard customers in March that it would be eliminating its debit-card rewards including airline miles and cash back in mid-July because of the cap on interchange fees. Goodbye, free checking: It costs $250 to $300 a year for banks to provide a full-service checking account, a service subsidized partly by overdraft and debit-card interchange fees, said Nessa Feddis, senior counsel with the bankers association. Consumers can expect to see banks do away with free checking, or require customers to clear more hurdles such as meeting minimum balances, using direct deposit or having more than one account at the bank to avoid paying a fee for checking, she says. More kinds of plastic: The new fee limit doesnt apply to credit cards and certain prepaid cards. As a result, consumers will see more banks jump into the prepaid card market, which has been growing anyway, Feddis said. And banks might bring back charge cards, which are credit cards that must be paid off every month, to appeal to consumers who want to control their spending, she says. Steering: LowCards Hardekopf said retailers might encourage the use of cash or debit cards, instead of credit cards that will maintain the old interchange rates. For instance, he says, a merchant might offer a discount to customers paying in cash rather than credit. Or retailers might not permit a credit card to be used for small purchases. Banks, too, might steer consumers, but away from debit to credit cards, Hardekopf said. He says hes noticed that banks have sweetened credit card reward programs in the past year for good customers, giving them more incentive to use that plastic. Card fee decision will impact those who bank with big outfitsBy EILEEN AMBROSEThe Baltimore SunPERSONAL FINANCE IN BRIEFCredit union offers free oil changes Keys Federal Credit Union is offering free oil changes to Florida Keys residents from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 15 at its Big Pine Key branch and July 22 at its Marathon Shores branch. Oil changes will be provided by JC Auto on a firstcome, first-served basis.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,July 13,2011 20101st Place in StateGeneral Excellence1st Place in StateEditorial Page1st Place in StateNews Story Sean Kinney3rd Place in StateFeatures Kevin Wadlow20091st Place in StateFirst Amendment Defense Reporter Editor David Goodhue1st Place in StateIn-Depth Reporting David Ball2nd Place in StateSerious Column Wayne Markham2nd Place in StateEditorial Page2nd Place in StateSpot News Photo Sean Kinney3rd Place in StateIn-Depth Reporting Ryan McCarthy3rd Place in StateFeatures Ryan McCarthy3rd Place in StateSpecial Sections Todd Swift20083rd Place in StateGeneral Excellence Other Awards: Editorial (2nd in State), Humor Column (2nd in State), Web site KeysNet.com (2nd in State), Outdoors Reporting (3rd in State), News Story (3rd in State)The Florida Keys Keynoter is the ONLY Florida Newspaper to win the First Amendment Defense Award three times. Y Y O O U U C C A A N N C C O O U U N N T T O O N N T T H H E E W W I I N N N N E E R R S SThe Keynoter& The Reporterhave won more statewide awards for excellence than any other Keys publication: Enjoy the BEST the Keys have to offer in your award-winning community newspapers every Wednesday,Friday,Saturday and Sunday. The complete Florida Keys news and information source. Dredging plan airsEnvironmental groups are turning to Facebook to raise awareness of dredging and impacts from larger cruise ship vessels in Key West Harbor.This comes in advance of Wednesdays public workshop to discuss possible expansion of Key Wests shipping channel. The proposal calls for widening the channel by 150 feet, allowing larger cruise ships to safely navigate in a 450-foot wide channel leading into Key West Harbor. David Lybrand, a vice president of Last Stand, said the city could not readily accommodate the 5,000-plus passengers that can fit on new, larger cruise ships like Royal Caribbeans the 1,187foot Oasis of the Seas. Lybrand also rejected arguments from those who say that not dredging would deter cruise lines from future ports-of-call in the Southernmost City. Alot of people are trying to cloud the issue, implying that if we dont do this the cruise ship industry will just shut down here, Lybrand said. If we dont dredge, all these people will be out of jobs. Thats just ridiculous. Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Key West City Commission will hear from dredging experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and environmental reps from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The meeting will be held at Old City Hall on Greene Street. Resident watchdog Christine Russell told the Keynoter that, Instead of a discussion on widening the channel on Wednesday, we should be talking about other more basic things like our island image. Do we operate out of fear of losing [cruise ships]? Decisions made on the basis of fear are never a wise choice, she said.In November, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released whats called a reconnaissance study that deemed the widening economically viable and set the price tag at $35 million. The next step is a feasibility study that would cost about $5.5 million, half of which has to come through a four-year federal appropriation and the other half, $2.75 million, from non-federal dollars, according to City Manager Jim Scholl.Reef Relief founder DeeVon Quirolo, in a written statement, said widening the channel, would be a terrible idea of Key Wests coral reef ecosystem.It would further threaten endangered corals and sea turtles and destroy live bottom in existing areas adjacent to the channel and at the reef. Scholl estimated the city schedules about 350 cruise ship visits each year, totaling around 800,000 visitors.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTPilot whale survivor relocatingAjuvenile pilot whale that stranded in the Lower Keys on May 5 needs a permanent home, federal officials have determined.The whale known as has been declared non-releasable, said Erin Fougeres, a regional marinemammal stranding program administrator with the National Marine Fisheries Service.The young female whale and 300, a larger female pilot whale remain, in rehabilitation at the Marine Mammal Conservancy facility in Key Largo.The process has started to find a permanent care facility for that [younger] animal, Fougeres said Tuesday.After federal and outside experts held a telephone conference late last week, the panel agreed that 301 definitely is a dependent calf and cannot be considered releasable, Fougeres said.Calves still dependent on their mothers at the time of a stranding typically do not survive in the wild if released.The National Marine Fisheries Service certified that the calf must remain in captivity, and has contacted marine facilities which could provide a permanent home. From the reports were receiving, the younger one is doing well, Fougeres said. The younger one is pretty frisky and apparently ready to move. She seems ready to stretch her legs, so to speak. An MMC update posted online July 7 notes, is acting like a typical youngster. She has her good days and her bad days, but all in all is doing well. She gets regular visits with 300 which they both seem to enjoy.Federal guidelines for placing a stranded whale require that appropriate facilities be contacted. Aquarium staff must complete an application outlining their amenities that can accommodate the protected marine mammal.No determination on a permanent home has been made, Fougeres said. Once a site has been selected, the new facilitys staff generally has 30 days to arrange the transfer. Several experts have said it appears almost certain that 301 will be moved to SeaWorld of San Diego, Calif., the only marine facility in the U.S. with pilot whales in residence. The older whale in Key Largo remains in critical condition, Fougeres said. Its day to day.STRANDINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 13,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 2B Oceans apex Sensational Sharksis the title for Saturdays kids program at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. 4B Summer Salon The Studios hosts members for summer salon show and party. 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Photo by BERT BUDDEEvan DeRochePractice, practice this teens mantraKey Wests young golfing sensation, 15-year-old Evan DeRoche, continued his easy swinging last week when he finished tied for sixth in a field of 24 at the three-day 57th Florida State Boys Junior Championship at the Quail Valley and Bent Pine clubs in Vero Beach. DeRoche, who will be a sophomore on the Key West High School golf team, shot a 216 (72-75-69) and was 15 strokes behind winner Sam Horsfield of Davenport. His 69 in the final round last Friday in the boys 13-15 division catapulted him from 11th to sixth place. He tied with Sawyer Shaw, of West Palm Beach, who is ranked first in the state. I was very happy playing even par over the three days, DeRoche said Monday afternoon after answering his phone at where else? the Key West Golf Club, where he was on the second fairway. The courses were two of the nicest Ive ever played very few trees, lots of water, no divots just in perfect shape. He credited improved putting for his impressive showing. For sure, he said. I had one three-putt in three days. Last year, I had five or six. I practice putting 30 to 45 minutes a day. A2-handicap a year ago, DeRoche, who carried 130 pounds on a 5-foot-10 frame, is now a scratch golfer. Last fall, he became the first Conch freshman to reach the prep state tournament, finishing 20th out of 96 golfers. His biggest fan may be George Twyman, his KWHS coach and an outstanding golfer himself. I was very proud of what he did last week, Twyman said. He played the No. 1 player in the state and tied him all three days. Hes getting more confident playing competitive golf. He tends to miss some greens, but the skys the limit for him. DeRoche will compete next at the Optimist Golf World Cup on July 26 at the PGANational Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.Key West golfer shows his stuff at state meetGOLFBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorUpper Keys is runner-up in Little League poolAlate surge carried the Upper Keys all-stars over Marathon, 25-3, Saturday to earn a spot in the Little League Age 11-12 District 8 semifinals this week. The Upper Keys (1-2), runners-up in the South Pool, take on North Pool winner North Miami in a 7 p.m. Thursday contest at Miamis Pepper Park. Apowerful Kendall squad (4-0) easily brushed aside both Keys teams in slate of round-robin games to take the South Pool title into the district playoffs. Kendall is an excellent team, top to bottom. Ive never seen one like it at this age level, said Upper Keys manager Greg Bianchini. If you picked our two best players, Kendalls got 10 just like them. Marathon coach Albert Ponzoa agreed, Kendall is going to be very hard to beat. Those guys were unbelievable. The South Pool title was decided Monday when Kendall outslugged the Upper Keys in a 30-2 decision. Little Leagues Age 1112 group is the competition that moves up a state and regional playoff ladder to the Little League World Series held in Williamsport, Pa. The Upper Keys and Marathon (0-3) were scheduled to play out the South Pool play Tuesday night at the Key Largo Community Park. Results were pending at press time, but it seemed statistically improbable for Marathon to advance, even with a win. Kendall is slated to play in Key Largo at 7 p.m. Thursday against North Pool runner-up Doral. After two days of rain-Marathon loses to Kendall, Upper KeysBASEBALL Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWUpper Keys pitcher Nick Perez fires a strike toward home plate in a 25-3 win over Marathon in Age 11-12 Little League District 8 Tournament play Saturday in Key Largo.Perez struck out eight in his four innings.See Golf,2BFull moon casts mangrove frenzy in full light of nightNighttime is the right time for mangrove mania. Fridays full moon will send the mangrove snapper annual spawn into full frenzy, and your lines will sizzle with the hot bite at night on the reef. The bright moon glow also means easy fishing without the use of artificial lights. Any light shining over the side of the boat will spook the mangroves, so its important to keep your anchor light switch in the off position. The mangroves caught at night tend to be of the hefty variety, with most fish in the fourto six-pound range, with a few ten-pounders here and there. This gives you the opportunity to scale up your tackle to thirty-pound leaders and 20-pound test. A#1 or 1/0 short shank live bait hook attached to a pinfish, pilchard or chunk of ballyhoo will do the trick. As with all snapper fishing, chum is required, although not the copious amounts needed for daytime yellowtail fishing. A couple of seven-pound blocks will serve you well for a night of catching. Nighttime mangrove snapper fishing is most productive beyond three miles out, which means the minimum size increases from ten inches to twelve. Make safety a top priority and take your time getting to and from your fishing grounds, always with an eye on the weather. Mangrove snapper are extremely hard-fighting fish for their size, and their sweet, tender meat is superior table fare. During the day, yellowtail snapper, another tasty treat, are biting well in waters at the 70to 90-foot depths. There are plenty of succulent grouper in the same areas. There have been more than a few big mangroves taken on the bottom during the day with a pinfish attached to a jighead. Mutton snapper in the fiveto ten-pound class are also showing in the slicks. Anglers with numbers to wrecks and rough bottom patches in 110 to 200 feet are scoring with larger muttons weighing 10 to 15 pounds. More and more grouper are showing on the deeper wrecks, and there are plenty of amberjack and jack crevalle for those who skipped the gym in favor of a fish fight. The mangrove bite in the bay is very good around the inshore wrecks and banks, with most fish coming in at 14 to 16 inches. This is great fun for families and novice anglers as there is lots of fishing action with no wave action. Shrimp is the bait of choice, but cut ballyhoo will work as well. Another awesome option in the bay is shallow-water fishing for sharks. Imagine the excitement of a couple of dozen large lemons and blacktips swarming around the boat as you catch and release one after another!The weeks best Fishing out of Captain Pips Marina in Marathon, Capt. Howard Kelley and Capt. Zach Willis have been putting their groups on dolphin catches. The Grayson family, from Johns Creek, Georgia and the Sidock/Stibitz group, from Brighton, Michigan, brought nice schoolie size fish back to the dock. Marathons Capt. Dallas Tisdale guided Clint and his son, from Vero Beach, to a dayNightside fishing calls for heavier tackle,live baitFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Permit tourney honors the late Del BrownAnglers are to target permit and recall the late angling legend Del Brown July 17 through 20 during the Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament. It honors the inventor of the Del Brown Permit Fly, whose passion for the wily sport fish led him to catch more than 500 permit during his lifetime. The angler who catches the largest total inches of permit on fly on the flats earns the title of grand champion. Awards also await the grand champion guide, runner-up grand champion and the angler who catches the events largest permit. Champions receive original artwork as prizes. The fly-only Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament is to begin with a kickoff event and captains meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 17 at the Azur Restaurant, 425 Grinnell St. in Key Wests Old Town. The angling action is scheduled July 18 through 20, with an awards ceremony set for approximately 4:30 p.m. July 20 at the Hurricane Hole Marina on Stock Island. The entry fee is $1,500 per angler. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete. To find out more, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 942-0428.Fly contest under way on July 17KEY WEST FISHINGFirst time to the Keys and first time ocean fishing,the Delpy family from Novi,Michigan displays grouper,mangrove and yellowtail snapper caught with SeaSquared Charters. Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn See Fishing,2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com See Baseball,2B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,July 13,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A No.2530100 NOTICEOF PUBLICSALE Thevehicle(s)listedbelowwill besoldatpublicauctionfor cashat FLORIDAKEYS TOWINGINC.,1620Overseas Hwy,MarathonFL33050at 8:00AMonAugust10,2011 inaccordancetoFlorida StatuteSection713.78for unpaidtowing&storage. 1.1969IRWINVIN:127152 PublishJuly13,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2536900 MEETINGNOTICE TheDuckKeySecurity AdvisoryBoard willholda meetingonJuly19,2011at 9:00A.M.at126BiminiDrive, DuckKey,FL. TomNeville ChairmanoftheDuckKey SecurityAdvisoryBoard PublishJuly13,16,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2547800 NOTICEOF PUBLICAUCTION A uctiontobeheldon August1, 2011at8:00A.M. at All AmericanTowing&Tire,Inc., 711LargoRoad,KeyLargo, Florida33037, inaccordance toFLstatuesection713.78for unpaidtowing&storage. 1995Nissanpathfinder2dr Vin / JN8HD17YXSW024870 PublishJuly13,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A No.2359300NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe2NDDAY OFAUGUST2011at11:00AM onTHEFRONTSTEPSOF THEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREETinthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: Lot49,Block2ofDUCKKEY, SECTION2,CENTER ISLAND,accordingtothePlat thereofasrecordedinPlat Book4,Page(s)7,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida. LESS: BeginningattheSoutheast cornerofLot49,saidcorner beingtheSouthwestcornerof Lot58,Block2,accordingto there-subdivisionofCenter Island,DuckKey,Section2, Part2,TomsHarbor,as recordedinPlatBook5,Page 82,ofthePublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida,asa PointofBeginning:thencerun North19degrees,09minutes, 49secondsEast,287feetmore orlesstothemeanhighwater lineofacanal;thencemeander saidmeanhighwaterlineina Southwesterlydirection,45feet moreorlesstoapointthat bearsNorth10degrees,13 minutes,49secondsEastfrom thePointofBeginning;thence runSouth10degrees,13 minutes,49secondswest,275 feetmoreorless,tothePointof Beginning. A LSOLESS: A ParcelofBayBottomland lyingNortherlyofandadjacent tothatpartofLot49,Block2, DuckKey,asrecordedinPlat Book4Page7,saidpartbeing describedintheWarranty DeedrecordedinOfficial RecordsBook1087Page494, ofthePublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Floridaand beingmoreparticularly A A describedbymetesandbound asfollows: CommencingattheSoutheast CornerofLot49,Block2,Duck Key,asrecordedinPlatBook4 Page7,PublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida,said cornerbeingtheSouthwest cornerofLot58,Block2, CenterIsland,DuckKey, Section2,Part2,asrecorded inPlatBook5,Page82,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida;thencerun North19degrees,09minutes, 49secondsEast,alongthe EasterlylineofsaidLot49,287 feetmoreorlesstothemean highwaterlineofacanaland thePointofBeginning,said pointbeingthenortheasterly cornerofthoselandsdescribed insaidOfficialrecordsBook 1087Page494;thence continuebearingNorth19 degrees,09minutes,49 secondsEast,22feetmoreor lesstothePlattedRearLotLine ofsaidLot49;thencemeander saidPlatedRearLotLineina Southwesterlydirection53feet moreorlesstoapointthat bearsNorth10degrees,13 minutes,49secondsEastfrom thePointofCommencement; thencerunSouth10degrees, 13minutes,49secondsWest 34feetmoreorlesstoapointat themeanhighwaterlineofsaid canal,saidpointbeingthe Northwesterlycornerofthose landsasdescribedinsaid OfficialRecordsBook1087 Page494;thencebear Northeasterlyalongsaidmean highwaterline,45feet,moreor less,backtothePointof Beginning. PursuanttotheORDERFOR FINALSUMMARY JUDGMENTOFMORTGAGE FORECLOSUREenteredina caseinsaidCourt,thestyleof whichis: ChristineSeidling Plaintiff VS. JudyA.Lacko;JudyA.Lacko asTrusteeoftheJudyA.Lacko TrustdatedJanuary30,2004; GeraldA.Lacko;JPMorgan ChaseBank;Macleod Construction,Inc.;Monroe CountyBoardof Commissioners Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof A A whichisNumber2011CA119M WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 29thdayofJune2011 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly6,13,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2360000 NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe12THDAY OFSEPTEMBER,2011at 11:00oclocka.m.,at500 WhiteheadStreet,Monroe County,intheCityofKeyWest, Florida,offerforsaleandsellat publicoutcrytothehighestand bestbidderforCASHthe followingdescribedproperty situatedinMonroeCounty, Florida,towit: Unit / 136,the Dolphinat MarinersClub, a Condominium,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominium thereof,andanyamendments andExhibitsthereto,as recordedinOfficialRecords Book2055,Pages88-196, inclusive,PublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida. PropertyAddress:97501 OverseasHighway,Unit / 136, KeyLargo,FL33037 PursuanttotheFinalJudgment ofForeclosureenteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the styleofwhichis: MARINERSCLUB HOMEOWNERS A SSOCIATION,INC.,aFlorida non-profitcorporation, A A Plaintiff, vs. BARBARADASTOOR; WELLSFARGOBANK,N.A.; andJOHNDOE,ASTENANT INPOSSESSIONANDALL OTHERSINPOSSESSION, Defendant(s). A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber10-CA-748-P WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 24thdayofMay,2011. DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:LauraVorhes DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim withinsixty(60)daysafterthe sale. PublishJuly6,13,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2527300 NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe1STDAY OFAUGUST2011at11:00AM onTHEFRONTSTEPSOF THEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREETinthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: Units6and7,THEFIRST PROFESSIONALCENTRE, anOfficeCondominium, accordingtotheDeclarationof A A Condominiumthereof,as recordedinOfficerecords Book777,Page788,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andas amendedinOfficialRecords Book784,Page1107,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andasfurther amendedinOfficialRecords Book788,Page1257ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,togetherwith anundividedinterestinthe commonelementsthereof. MoreCommonlyKnownAs: 5701OverseasHighway,Units / 6& / 7,Marathon,FL33050 PursuanttotheCONSENT FINALJUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina caseinsaidCourt,thestyleof whichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche;UnknownSpouseof BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche:UNITEDSTATESOF A MERICA;STATEOF FLORIDADEPARTMENTOF REVENUE;FirstProfessional CentreCondominiumAssoc Inc;JOHNDOE;JANEDOE Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 11-CA-000021-M WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 29thdayofJune2011 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis With Harrison Winger of Orlando, he will represent the United States and compete against two-player teams from various nations. Watching Rory McIlroy, the 22-year-old sensation from Northern Ireland who won the U.S. Open this summer, has inspired the friendly-natured DeRoche, who said, I like the way he talks to everybody and he has a perfect swing. DeRoche, who has been playing the sport constantly since his grandfather handed him a club when he was 6, cannot imagine a day without being on the Key West Golf Clubs green manicured links. That, he said with a laugh as he walked toward the second hole Monday, would be a boring day.Aperfect swingFrom Golf,1B outs delayed the South Pool tournament, Kendall got started with an 18-0 blanking of Marathon on Friday. Marathon and Kendall met again in a Saturday contest, with Kendall winning, 32-7. Every ball [hit by Kendall] was a line drive. We just couldnt stop them, Ponzoa said. I was impressed that we never gave up and kept chugging forward. The Upper Keys had no better luck, falling 131 in a one-hitter by the Kendall mound staff that included eight strikeouts. Jose Lima drew a walk and scored the Upper Keysonly run in the first inning. Leadoff man Sean Walters broke up the nohitter with a third-inning single. That set the stage for what would be the allKeys contest for second place Saturday. The Upper Keys edged out to a 2-1 lead through two innings. Singles by Walters and Lima sparked a one-run-rally in the first. Bryce Wheaton walked and scored in the second before an unassisted defensive play by Marathons Tanner Trivett ended the inning. Marathon cleanup hitter Randy Culmer drew a walk and scored in the bottom of the second. Aleadoff home run by Dalton Falcucci started the Upper Keys third, with hits by Nick Perez, Abran Mendoza and Lima keeping things going for a 12-run rally. The Upper Keys defense stopped any thoughts of a Marathon comeback with a double play, from Falcucci at second to Lima at short to Matthew Sisko at first. Falcucci and Sisko also teamed for the final out. The Upper Keys added 11 runs in the top of the fourth, with Falcucci homering from the opposite side of the plate. Hits by Marathons Clayton Daniels and Culmer started a two-run rally for Marathon in the bottom of the inning but winning pitcher Nick Perez then recorded three of his eight strikeouts to end the game. Marathons players and fans kept a great attitude, Bianchini said. Our defense played well against them. Our guys really have worked hard, said Marathons Ponzoa. Were just outgunned, thats all. South Pool results through Monday:Kendall 18, Marathon 0 Kendall 13, Upper Keys 1 Kendall 32, Marathon 7 Upper Keys 25, Marathon 3 Kendall 30, Upper Keys 2Upper Keys vs. Marathon (pending). With reports by Ryan McCarthyCouldnt stop themFrom Baseball,1BSPORTS BRIEFS Contributed photoMembers of the Key West Varsity Basketball Travel Team who participated in Stone Mountain Basketball Showcase (back row):Head Coach Anton Lopez,Elliot Valdez,Donald Roberts,Jequan Lopez,Coach Manny Menendez;(front row) Anthony Rice,Ryan Wagner.Key West players make Georgia ShowcaseThe Key West Varsity Basketball Travel Team participated in the The Stone Mountain Basketball Showcase in Stone Mountain, Georgia this past weekend. The Showcase has attracted the top 100 high school players in the country along with high-profile collegiate coaches, including Billy Donovan from the University of Gainesville and Rick Pitino from Louisville. The next Showcase takes place in Tampa at the end of July. Head Coach Anton Lopez is looking for contributions to cover travel expenses for the players. For more information, call him at 786-873-1112 or Deglys Chavaria, president of the Police Athletic League, at 305-809-1034.Registration opens for youth leagueRegistration has opened for the Marathon Youth Clubs Football and Cheerleading League. Forms are available at the citys Parks and Recreation Department office at the Marathon Community Park. Practice will start July 18 at 6 p.m. at Stanley Switlik Elementary School. The league is for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. For more information, call 743-6598 during business hours or Ted Violissi at 896-1965. of dolphin fishing. They trolled lures and baits and put plenty of heavy swingers and light gaffers in the boat along with a few skipjack tuna. The SeaSquared hosted lots of families last week. We fished the reef, the bay and my shark grounds. Our groups brought in limit catches of yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snapper as well as numerous black grouper and some bonus hogfish and porgy. The Doster family, from Asheville, North Carolina, enjoyed dinner and a show, catching a limit of mangrove snappers after they wrangled a half dozen lemon sharks. The Rohrbach clan, from Copley, Ohio, skipped dinner and opted to spend their time catching and releasing 22 lemon sharks up to eight feet in length. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Reel Lucky Charters out of the dock at Turtle Kraals in Key West, reports non-stop big tarpon and snapper fishing. His anglers have been battling tarpon up to 160 pounds hard fights with the fish of their dreams. Sunset tarpon/shark trips are providing great adventures with action on blacktips and lemons just five minutes from the dock. Large mangrove and yellowtail snappers are making their way to the dinner table from the reef and in front of Key West on the incoming tide. And dont forget Capt. Spider Branchs Casting for Charity continues from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the 7 Mile Marina and Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47 bayside. For $5, you get five casts into floating targets, with prizes awaiting the top finishers. Proceeds go to the Marathon Wild Bird Center. Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 305.743.5305, SeaSquared @bellsouth.net and www.Sea quared-Charters.com. Non-stop actionFrom Fishing,1B
Wednesday,July 13,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly13,20,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2528700 NOTICEOF FORECLOSURESALE BYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersigned,DANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe1STDAY OFAUGUST2011at11:00AM onTHEFRONTSTEPSOF THEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,500 WHITEHEADSTREETinthe CityofKEYWESTFlorida, offerforsaleandsellatpublic outcrytothehighestandbest bidderforCASHthefollowing describedpropertysituatedin MonroeCounty,Florida,towit: LEGALDESCRIPTION Lot8,BlockR,PartC,NORTH MARATHONSHORES,a Subdivisionaccordingtothe Platthereof,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page30,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida. A LSOTHEFOLLOWING DESCRIBEDPARCELOF LAND: Commencingatthe intersectionoftheSlyR/Wline ofAviationBlvd,withthe centerlineofHarborDrive,as shownontheMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,aSubdivisionin Gov.Lot1,Sec.2,andGov.Lot 2,Sec.1,T.66S,R.32E, MonroeCounty,KeyVaccas, Florida,asrecordedinPlat Book2,Page170,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thenceN24degrees, 54minutes,40secondsW alongsaidcenterlineofHarbor Drive,175.62ft.toapoint; thenceS65degrees,05 minutes,20secondsW,25.00 ft.tothePointofBeginning, beingalsotheSEcornerofLot 1,BlockSofPartBofMaster PlatofNORTHMARATHON SHORES,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page32,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thencecontinuingS65 degrees,05minutes,20 secondsW,17.96ft.;thenceS 04degrees,06minutes,00 A A secondsE,128.41ft.totheNly R/WlineofsaidAviationBlvd.; thenceN67degrees,51 minutes,00secondsE,along saidNlyR/WlineofAviation Blvd.,63.50ft.,totheWlyR/W lineofsaidHarborDrive; thenceN24degrees,54 minutes,40secondsW,along saidWlyR/WlineofHarbor Drive,124.36ft.tothePointof Beginning. LESS Commencingatthe intersectionoftheSlyR/Wline ofAviationBlvd.withthe centerlineofHarborDrive,as shownontheMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,aSubdivisionin Gov.Lot1,Sec.2,andGov.Lot 2,Sec.1,T.66S.,R.32E., MonroeCounty,KeyVaccas, Florida,asrecordedinPlat Book2,Page170,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thenceN24degrees, 54minutes,40secondsW alongsaidcenterlineofHarbor Drive,175.62feettoapoint; thenceS65degrees,05 minutes,20secondsW,25.00 feettoapoint,beingalsothe SEcornerofLot1,BlockSof PartBofMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page32,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thencecontinuingS65 degrees,05minutes,20 secondsW,17.96feet;thence S04degrees,06minutes,00 secondsE,28.41feettothe PointofBeginningoftheLand hereindescribed;thenceS04 degrees,06minutes,00 secondsE,100.00feettothe NlyR/WlineofsaidAviation Blvd.;thenceN67degrees,51 minutes,00secondsE,along saidNlyR/WlineofAviation Blvd.;63.50feettotheWly R/WlineofsaidHarborDrive; thenceN24degrees,54 minutes,40secondsW,along saidWlyR/WlineofHarbor Drive,100.00feet;thencerunS 65degrees,05minutes,20 secondsWbacktothePointof Beginning. SAIDPARCELOFLAND A LSODESCRIBEDINTHE MANNERFOLLOWING: Commencingatthe intersectionoftheSlyR/Wline ofAviationBlvd.withthe centerlineofHarborDrive,as shownontheMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,aSubdivisionin Gov.Lot1,Sec.2,andGov.Lot A A 2,Sec.1,T.66S,R.32E, MonroeCounty,KeyVaccas, Florida,asrecordedinPlat Book2,Page170,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thenceN24degrees, 54minutes,40secondsW alongsaidcenterlineofHarbor Drive,175.62ft.toapoint; thenceS65degrees,05 minutes,20secondsW,25.00 ft.tothePointofBeginning, beingalsotheSEcornerofLot 1,BlockSofPartBofMaster PlatofNORTHMARATHON SHORES,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page32,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thencecontinuingS65 degrees,05minutes,20 secondsW,17.96ft.;thenceS 04degrees,21minutes,50 secondsE,129.54ft.totheNly R/WlineofsaidAviationBlvd.; thenceN67degrees,51 minutes,00secondsE,along saidNlyR/WlineofAviation Blvd.,63.50ft.,totheWlyR/W lineofsaidHarborDrive; thenceN24degrees,54 minutes,40secondsW,along saidWlyR/WlineofHarbor Drive,124.36ft.tothePointof Beginning. LESS Commencingatthe intersectionoftheSlyR/Wline ofAviationBlvd.withthe centerlineofHarborDrive,as shownontheMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,aSubdivisionin Gov.Lot1,Sec.2,andGov.Lot 2,Sec.1,T.66S.,R.32E., MonroeCounty,KeyVaccas, Florida,asrecordedinPlat Book2,Page170,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thenceN24degrees, 54minutes,40secondsW alongsaidcenterlineofHarbor Drive,175.62feettoapoint; thenceS65degrees,05 minutes,20secondsW,25.00 feettoapoint,beingalsothe SEcornerofLot1,BlockSof PartBofMasterPlatof NORTHMARATHON SHORES,asrecordedinPlat Book3,Page32,Public RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;thencecontinuingS65 degrees,05minutes,20 secondsW,17.96feet;thence S04degrees,21minutes,50 secondsE,26.02feettothe PointofBeginningoftheLand hereindescribed;thenceS04 degrees,21minutes,50 secondsE,103.52feettothe NlyR/WlineofsaidAviation Blvd.;thenceN67degrees,51 minutes,00secondsE,along saidNlyR/WlineofAviation A A Blvd.,63.50feettotheWly R/WlineofsaidHarborDrive; thenceN24degrees,54 minutes,40secondsW,along saidWlyR/WlineofHarbor Drive,100.00feet;thencerunS 65degrees,05minutes,20 secondsWbacktothePointof Beginning. PursuanttotheCONSENT FINALJUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina caseinsaidCourt,thestyleof whichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche;UnknownSpouseof BenjaminRocheakaOrlandoB Roche:UNITEDSTATESOF A MERICA;STATEOF FLORIDADEPARTMENTOF REVENUE;JOHNDOE;JANE DOE Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 11-CA-000017-M WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 29thdayofJune2011 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:TammyL.Marciel DeputyClerk A A FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly13,20,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.2530400 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-11-CP-113-K INRE:ESTATEOF MICHELLEWISNIEWSKI, a/k/aP.MICHELLE WISNIEWSKI,a/k/aPETER MICHAELWISNIEWSKI,a/k/a PETERM.WISNIEWSKI, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofMichelleWisniewski,a/k/aP. MichelleWisniewski,a/k/a PeterMichaelWisniewski, a/k/aPeterM.Wisniewski, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasMay30,2011,FileNumber 44-11-CP-113-K,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is530WhiteheadStreet,Key West,FL33040.Thenames andaddressesofthepersonal representativeandthe personalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainstthe decedentsestateonwhoma A A copyofthisNoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthisCourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestatemustfiletheir claimswiththisCourtWITHIN3 MONTHSAFTERTHEDATE OFTHEFIRSTPUBLICATION OFTHISNOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702,FLORIDAPROBATE CODE,WILLBEFOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED2 YEARSORMOREAFTER THEDECEDENTSDATEOF DEATHISBARRED. Thedateofthefirstpublication ofthisNoticeisJuly13,2011. PersonalRepresentative: OmaM.Newton 701SpanishMainDr. / 149 CudjoeKey,FL33042 A ttorneyforthePersonal Representative: SHERISMALLWOOD, CHARTERED SHERISMALLWOOD, ESQUIRE FBN176103 1016EatonStreet KeyWest,FL33040 (305)296-0146 PublishJuly13,20,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter LivingSummer salon features wide variety of artistic workASummer Salon that showcases the talent of The Studios of Key West members runs at The Armory gallery through July 27. Apublic reception with potluck food party is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. July 21 as part of the Walk on White event. The midsummer member show and potluck have become a highlight of the TSKWseason, Jay Scott, executive director, said. Were so excited to share the talents of our members, and to present this impressive collection, which includes sixty-two new pieces by emerging and established artists. Running parallel to the Summer Salon, The Studios is hosting a photography exhibit, Who I am and What I Know. This collection of nearly three dozen photos was taken by homeless youth who traveled through Key West. Project facilitator Lura Smedstad began volunteering for Project Lighthouse, an outreach program that provides resources and support to homeless children in Key West. In October 2010, Smedstad handed out singleuse cameras to several of the teens, asking them to share their lives through images. The resulting photographs document their journeys and include touching images of makeshift campsites, train tracks, rest stops and canine companions. Often we think that the homeless are the problem, when in fact, the problem is that these young people are homeless, Smedstad said. This show highlights the importance of solution seekers who promote healthier lifestyles for our young people as they travel through life in search of their perfect home. Proceeds from sale of the work will benefit Project Lighthouse. The photo project was made possible by an ArtReach grant from The Florida Keys Council for the Arts, The Florida Keys Childrens Shelter. Additional support was supplied by Unity of the Keys. Works by TSKWmembers on display during the Summer Salon will also be available for sale, with 80 percent of the proceeds benefiting the artists. Scott said work in 20 different media and disciplines are presented in the salon show, including a floor-to-ceiling installation titled Podcast by Guillermo Orozco, a serene view of mangroves in the flats created on fabric with batik and quilting by Margo Ellis, the stern of the Western Union in watercolor by Hugh Johnson, carved bowl by Dan Metzler, rooster painting by Jimm Sherrington and many other artists. For the July 21 potluck party, The Studios invites artists, guests and patrons to bring a food dish to share. Studios plans July 21 artist Reception, saleKEY WESTCarved bowl by Dan Metzler Rooster painting by Jimm Sherrington BIG PINE Business Directory What can you cook for $15?Calling all chefs, pro and otherwise: The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition is hosting its third annual Top Shelf Chef Cooking Contest, a fundraiser in which Key West chefs are challenged to cook a tasty dish using only nonperishable food items with a limited budget of $15. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. July 22 as part of the happy-hour fundraising event at the BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St. Entries will be judged for two separate awards. The JudgesChoice Award will be based on requirements of serving four to six people for under $15 as well as on the opinions of the judges for top recipe. Then everyone attending can become a judge by sampling the dishes and voting for the PeoplesChoice Award, based on donations received at each chefs table ($1 equals one vote). Outreach Coalition Chief Executive Officer Stephen Braddock and board Chairman Sam Kaufman will be bartending with other well-known locals. All money donated that evening will benefit the coalitions Women and Childrens Program, which help those recovering from homelessness in the Florida Keys. To learn more about the coalitions services www.fkoc.org or call 2940304.Homelessness group benefits from contestKEY WEST LIVING BRIEFSExpert presents Apples LionJack Buccellato of All Keys Computer Guy, a consulting and Web development firm, presents a first glimpse of Lion, Apples new operating system, when he addresses the Upper Keys Mac User Group at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside. Buccellato will also cover key Apple technical points and convergence, which is connecting everything computers, TV, phones and tablets. The session is free and open to the public, doesnt require reservations, and includes refreshments. To find out more, call 451-4601.
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Organization officials will be based at the Emergency Operations Center in Marathon but volunteers will be needed in all areas if a storm hits.Full-moon party returns on FridayFiredancer Miranda, a deejay, high-tech telescope and more are part of the fun at the next full-moon party at Boatmans Sombrero Resort on Sombrero Boulevard in Marathon. Its on Friday starting at 7 p.m. and is a pool party, so bring your swimsuit.Sensational Sharks at Discovery SaturdayFree Discovery Saturday teaches children about Sensational Sharks. The Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center, 35 East Quay Rd., Key West, will host the educational event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Children from kindergarten age through fifth grade are invited to learn about sharksbodies and special adaptations, what they eat, a sharks sixth sense, what being top predator means for the environment, and why sharks deserve our respect and conservation. Discovery Saturdays are scheduled the third Saturday of every month. Attendance is free, but preregistration is recommended. Call 305-809-4750.Poster contest honors FlaglerThe Marathon Community Theatre is sponsoring a poster contest to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Jan. 12, 1912, arrival in Key West of the Florida East Coast Railway. Original poster designs should depict the importance of the event. Applications and rules can be obtained at the theater, mile marker 49 oceanside, or by calling Ginger at 304-7842 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/PhotosFantasticdeals too good to be trueConsumers have to be alert if they want to hang on to their money. That applies to any kind of shopping, from retail stores, to catalog orders, to buying online. Todays technology gives consumers unprecedented choices. But it also gives unscrupulous marketers and outright thieves many more ways to entice people to part with their cash. And unfortunately, online enticements can catch even savvy consumers off-guard. Anew type of online auctions, called penny auctions, are being heavily promoted these days. Many of the sites promise spectacular deals, but they may not deliver more than a new way to lose money, according to consumer groups. Shop or gamble? Do you want an iPad the new Apple tablet computer that retails for $499 and up for only $87? You might think that $87 is a ridiculously low price, so there has to be a catch. Still, lots of ads on TVand everywhere on the Web are promoting seemingly incredible deals like that. The advertisers are penny auction sites like Quibids, Beezid.com Deal dash.com Bidcactus.com Bidrack.com and many others. Around 135 sites have popped up in the last two years, according to an article by APpersonal finance writer Candice Choi, citing research firm Technology Briefing Centers Inc. Unlike on the grandaddy of auction sites, EBay, you pay to bid on items offered for sale on the so-called penny auction sites. Typically, you have to buy a package of bids for a flat price. Another twist on the traditional, time-limited online auction is that these sites add time to the auction with each bid. The deals may seem fantastic. Prices start at $0 and go up by just a penny with each bid. But bids can cost shoppers from 25 cents to $1 each. Somebodys getting a great deal, but its not the bidders. It seems these sites are targeting people who like to mix a little gambling with their shopping experience. They heavily promote the idea of winning a great deal. But people who get caught up in placing bids can spend chunks of change or real dollars and never win a bid on any merchandise. Thats a lot more like playing slots than it is shopping. The Federal Trade Commission, advises consumers to be wary of all online auctions. Be sure to know the policies of any site you use, especially policies on returns and refunds. Beware the fake testimonials, too. One of the first sites I checked a site that supposedly rates various auction sites is actually a scam itself, at least in terms of objectivity. Pennyauctionsreview. org seems like its a site with factual reviews of auction sites. But if you dig down to the fine print, youll find its just more advertising; the site gets paid to review auction sites, and the reviews arent, in fact, reviews: All the reviews on this site are meant for entertainment purposes only and shouldnt be taken as fact, it says. It also, to its credit, mentions that The typical person does not win anything by using penny auction sites. Thats one thing I can believe.Online auctions trigger warnings from the expertsBy David Hawkinsdhawkins@keysreporter.comCONSUMER ALERT Islamorada Office Now OpenDarel D. 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The group will meet in the community room at the Sea Gull condominium complex in Tavernier and focus on the following: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? To find out more, call cofacilitator Nancy Siljander at (703) 328-3573 or send an email to email@example.com. Bonnie Young as the contact person to call or text: at 305-432-0558,Birding festival needs volunteersIts not until September, but organizers of the annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival are looking for volunteers now. The festival is a nonprofit event taking place Sept. 21 through 25 spearheaded by Jim Bell at the National Key Deer Refuge. The event committee meets at Curry Hammock State Park on Crawl Key the first Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. for about two hours. The festival includes two birding walks and talks with Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman, a presentation by wildlife photographers Lopez and Dick Fortune, a Florida Keys Audubon trip to the Dry Tortugas, and an environmental fair and family day at Curry Hammock. Anyone interested can contact Bell at 872-0774. To find out event specifics, go to www.keysbirdingfest.orgCar Club hosts Saturday showThe Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club holds its monthly Show & Shine and ice cream social from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16. This event at the Sugarloaf Lodge, mile marker 17, is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles and trucks of all years and makes. The event features prizes, 50/50 drawing, good food and cold beverages at the tiki bar. The club members are seeking new members for a full schedule of shows. Contact Dick Moody at 942-1758.
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Though not officially on the job yet, Gerard Robinson made his Florida debut last week at the states annual Teacher of the Year event held in Orlando. He said the ceremony, sponsored by Macys, was a perfect showcase of corporate support for schools and a great way to celebrate teachers. Robinson, 43, was on stage to congratulate teacherof-the-year nominees and announced the winner, Alvin Davis of Broward County. The Virginia educator spoke briefly to the crowd, telling them every teacher matters and thank you so much for being a classroom teacher. Robinson, 43, now secretary of education in Virginia, finishes his current job July 25 and will start work in Florida in August, though he doesnt yet have a start date. The State Board of Education, with Gov. Rick Scotts encouragement, tapped him for the Florida post last month. He replaces Eric Smith, who stepped down June 10. 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Robinson told the teachers gathered at Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios Orlando that once he starts here he will visit Florida schools and speak with teachers to hear directly from you what works.Vows classroom visits,more partnershipsBy Leslie PostalOrlando SentinelMARATHON Our second car wash was a success thanks to this community and all those in it.Melissa Grady thank you for contacting me and suggesting use of Centennial Bank as a location.Sheila Cantler was the lead for Centennial.Thus far 18 Relay Teams work these two events.We are very excited to be giving back to the Park Department and City for allowing us to use the field and parks for our American Cancer Society events.We even washed a Sheriffs car and the deputy paid us a generous personal donation.We owe Kevin Roberts a special thank you as he sets up and takes down every wash.Thank you Kevin for all you do for ACS and me personally.I am so proud of these Relay Teams as these car washes are not a part of their normal Relay duties. Each team is sending volunteers to give back on their own time.WOW! Charlotte Quinn,American Cancer Society Florida Keys Board President Marathon,FL