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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 3,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.62 25 CENTS A very bad trip A Miami man who flipped out while on drugs at Long Key State Park can thank a deputy for saving is life.Story, 6A More answers sought The School District's Audit and Finance Committee gets ready to grill a company wanting to provide janitorial services.Story, 2AAcross-the-board raises deadAcross-the-board raises for some 500 Monroe County employees are off the table for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. "We're making adjustments to who it will apply to," County Administrator Roman Gastesi said of his proposed 5 percent cost-ofliving adjustment. "It was all non-union employees. After direction, we're going to redirect it." Gastesi had included the raises in his proposed $78.9 million budget for 2011-12. However, at a budget workshop on July 21, commissioners Kim Wigington and George Neugent said they wouldn't support automatic increases, and Commissioner David Rice was on the fence. Gastesi has already targeted one group to forget about getting the raises: The 18 in the state's Deferred Retirement Option Program, or DROP. According to the state Department of Management Services, employees can enter DROPif they retire after 30 years of government employment, then get rehired again by government. If that happens, monthly Florida Retirement System benefits accumulate and earn tax-deferred interest while the person continues to work. When DROPparticipation ends after the maximum five years, the participant receives a payout and begins receiving his or her monthly retirement. "They will not be getting a 5 percent [raise], and we're reviewing other positions," Gastesi said. Non-union county employees haven't received raises for the past four fiscal years. That doesn't include unionized employees with the Sheriff's Office deputies and some Public Works employees. However, the Key West Chamber of Commerce has produced a study showing county salaries still increased fairly generously in the 2000s. It shows that from fiscal year 2004-05 to 2006-07, employees received raises of 7 percent, 13.7 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively. The research also tracks a hypothetical $40,000 salary, beginning in October 2001, during previous Administrator Tom Willi's "Recruitment and Retention" program. Willi was administrator from 2004 to 2008. The result is that $40,000 salary with Willi's raises would have grown to $60,213Administrator investigating who should get increases in 2011-12By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY GOVERNMENTSee Salaries,2ABoard delays president searchKim Bassett, one of three Florida Keys Community College trustees serving beyond the limits of their gubernatorial appointments, won't seek another four years on the college Board of Trustees. And because of the outstanding appointments, trustees have delayed undertaking a search for a president to replace Larry Tyree, whose contract runs until June 30, 2012. Ed Scales, who applied for reappointment after his four-year board term expired in March 2010, said, "It'd be more appropriate for the new board to start that process rather than a lameduck board." "I think at our September meeting, if we don't have the appointments [from Gov. Rick Scott], we'll have to move forward," he said. "We don't have the luxury of waiting. Of all the things trustees do, by far the most important thing is to appoint a president." The college board next meets on Sept. 26 beginning at 2 p.m. at the fire station at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Bassett, whose term ended in May, is the former chief executive officer of Fishermen's Hospital in Marathon. Management changed hands on July 1 from Health Management Associates (Bassett's employer) to Quorum Health Resources. She still works for HMA and retains her home in Marathon, but is working as interim CEO at St. Cloud Regional Medical CenterThree trustees are well past ends of termsBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comFLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LOBSTER SEASONSee FKCC,2ACounty settles discrimination caseMonroe County will pay former Public Works Department employee Benjamin Moore nearly $100,000 rather than litigate an 11-count racial discrimination lawsuit Moore filed in December 2009. Chief Assistant Bob Shillinger told the Keynoter the settlement, which the County Commission approved in special session Tuesday morning, includes "no admission of liability" by the county. "That doesn't come into play," he said. Moore, an AfricanAmerican, wrote in his complaint to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that he was passed over for promotions because of his race and issues with diabetes and hearing loss. He said former supervisor Marty Gates now retired regularly used racial slurs toward him and other employees. Shillinger said Gates admitted to using the racial slurs. "We started disciplinary stuff and he retired. It was about the time he was going to retire anyway," he said. Moore also alleged he was "given the duties" of acting maintenance coordinator for seven months in 2008-09 without receiving the title or a pay increase. He says three promotions to maintenance coordinator jobs were given to "less qualified, less experience white males" during that time. In the county's May motionFormer staffer alleges bias, receives $98KBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comTHE WORKPLACESee Lawsuit,6A Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYLobster traps are lined up to be brought aboard the Shawna Lee'commercial fishing boat Monday morning.The crew, out of Keys Fisheries in Marathon,was preparing to soak lobster traps in anticipation of Saturday's commercial and recreational season opening.Story, 3ACONCH BUST Photo courtesy FWCFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers John Brown (left) and Steve Dion seize four large queen conchs during an investigation of a Lower Keys man during the lobster mini-season.In addition to conch charges,the suspect was cited for possessing 30 lobster over the one-day limit of six.Story, 3ABarracuda victim: Expand rescue netAleaping fish, striking like a bolt of lightning, forever changed Karri Larson's life during a kayaking trip from Big Pine Key, so she knows how a placid afternoon in the backcountry shallows can turn nearly deadly in an eye blink. She still suffers from internal wounds suffered when a large barracuda flew into her. "I got hit by the giant head of a barracuda that was leaping out of the water," Larson, 47, recounted. "It wasn't a stab or a bite; it was blunt-force trauma. Imagine being caught in a tornado and getting hit with a twoby-four board in the side." Now the five-year Keys resident from Michigan is working to help others who could find themselves injured or lost among the mangroves. Larson's story will be recounted in a new episode of The Discovery Channel's "When Fish Attack," airing at 10 p.m. Saturday. Her near-fatal encounter from Oct. 17, 2010, also made international news and was featured on CBS News' "Early Show." This week's "When Fish Attack" episode includes recreations and a more detailed telling of how she was rescued more than an hour after her shattered ribs punctured a lung and tore her flesh. "It's a way for people to see what went right, what went wrong and what needs to be done differently," said Larson, a former emergency medical technician. "My main goal is to make sure if someone is in a similar situation, there will be people and the right equipment to come to their aid." She has become a strong advocate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and is focusing on making sure the Auxiliary or other agencies have access to the type of shallow-water boats that can perform a rescue among the mangrove creeks and flats where Keys kayakers paddle. "Alot of rescues here take place in shallow waterLarson looking at skiff network for emergenciesLOWER KEYSSee Larson,6A By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer Lionfish derbyThis month brings another tournament to round up the invasive lionfish from Keys waters. Story, 1BTax holiday nearsSchools in the Keys open on Aug.22,and that means another statewide tax holiday on school supplies. Story, 5A

PAGE 2 Keynoter 2A Wednesday,August 3,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9382 THURS.9382 FRI.9382 SAT.9181 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Visit radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:Coco Plum Beach in Marathon.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes Keys Sunday and the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $59.53 in Florida and $56.16 outof-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 E-mail Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSStorm forces ship into Key West portDue to Topical Storm Emily, which is expected to go through the Bahamas, the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Liberty will avoid the Bahamas and instead make a port call to Key West's Outer Mole Pier on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The ship has about 3,000 passengers. That visit is in addition to the regular call of the Majesty of the Seas also Thursday.Mosquito district biologist to speakAbiologist with the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District updates the Tavernier Community Association on its bug battle Thursday. Colleen Fitzsimmons, outreach biologist for the district, explains at the 7 p.m. session how the district operates and ways to limit mosquito populations' growth. The homeowners association meets at the Masonic Lodge, directly behind Froggy's Fitness on the bayside at mile marker 91.8. The meeting is open to the public. 103400 Overseas Hwy. Suite 250-A Key Largo, FL33037 SHERRY FELL(305) 453-1770 • Virtual tours on & a multitude of websites. • Virtual tours on CD ROM at your home for buyers to leave with as well as professional flyers. • Your property is listed in 5+ counties: Monroe, Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, Port St. Lucie & the Islands.NOTJUST KEYLARGO TO KEYWEST WHY ISN’T YOUR HOME SELLING?Where do you think your buyers are coming from? NOTICE OFMEETINGFLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYUNION NEGOTIA TION SESSION Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:00 a.m FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY 615 33 rd Street Gulf Marathon Training Room Marathon, FL33050The purpose of the Negotiation Session is to discuss issues relative to collective bargaining and the negotiation of a revised contract for Communication Workers of America, Local 3177. For additional information contact Karen M. Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-2210 or e-mail: near Orlando. "I decided not to renew my [board] application because I don't know what my future is going to hold," she said. "The Marathon area needs someone that's going to be there full-time and available." Bassett made clear that she would continue to serve until Scott selects her replacement. In addition to Scales and Bassett, Chairman Spencer Slate's four-year term expired May 31, 2010, so he, too, is serving in a nonappointed capacity. Both Slate and Scales have applied for reappointment, according to college spokeswoman Amber ErnstLeonard. She said that based on her communication with Scott's Appointments Office, "They're getting to the boards that are having quorum problems first." Bassett said she made her decision not to reapply when she was looking over the application. "There were some questions on there that caused me to stop and think about what our community deserves and who the governor needs to appoint," she said. "If I can't say for certain I'm going to be here full-time, our college and our community deserve someone who will be." Bassett attended the most recent board meeting on July 25 by telephone. She said she would try to manipulate her work-related schedule so she's in Monroe County for future meetings until her replacement is appointed. The other two college board members are Marathon resident Anne O'Bannon and Key Wester Antoinette Martin, both appointed in July 2009 for terms expiring in May 2013.Three terms expiredFrom FKCC,1A In addition to the Florida Keys Community College board,Gov.Rick Scott has vacancies to fill on the five-member Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board,which sets policy for potable water and is responsible for building sewers in the unincorporated area except for Key Largo. The four-year term of Rose Dell,who represents District 2 (Lower Keys),expired in December,as did the term of District 1 (Key West) board member Elena George. Also,interim schools Superintendent Jesus Jara is awaiting word on whether Scott will appoint him through 2012,when the four-year term expires.It had been filled by Joe Burke,who resigned effective July 1 to lead the Lee County School District,after Crist removed Randy Acevedo in the summer of 2009 following Acevedo's indictment on misconduct charges. Additionally,in 2010, Crist appointed former Islamorada Mayor Chris Sante to a four-year term on the state's Real Estate Appraisal Board.Scott pulled all such appointments following his swearing-in in January but Scott has reappointed Sante,who now awaits state Senate confirmation. Scott has made two other Keys appointments since taking office:Cudjoe Key resident Phil Goodman to fill out the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board term of Dick Rudell,who died in February and whose term runs through 2014;and Karl Borglum to be property appraiser through 2012, taking the place of Ervin Higgs,who retired in the spring.Other vacanciesPanel to grill custodial firmMembers of the Monroe County School District's Audit and Finance Committee convene Friday in an emergency meeting to discuss a proposal to outsource the district's custodial department. The session, announced Monday, is set for 9:30 a.m. at Marathon High School. Last week, the School Board delayed a decision on the privatization, opting instead to seek guidance from the Audit Committee prior to the next regular board meeting, scheduled for Aug. 9 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Key West administrative complex. Representatives of Tennessee-based GCA Services Group are expected at the Friday meeting to answer committee members'questions. GCA's proposal indicates, which topped all other responses to a request for proposals, that all 74 custodians capable of passing background checks will be offered jobs. The company also said it could save the district about $800,000, compared to the in-house operational cost of nearly $3 million, primarily by cutting salaries and increasing the cost of benefits to employees. In am e-mail to School Board members, committee Chairman Stuart Kessler called the request for proposals process "clearly rushed" and criticized the makeup of the five-person evaluation committee, the comparability of benefits and the possible risk to the district of wrongful-termination claims and charges of unfair labor practices.Chairman raises new concerns of cutting jobsKeynoter StaffMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSAdministrators now in placeWith a Monday announcement, Jesus Jara, interim superintendent of the Monroe County School District, completed a personnel shuffle of six school administrators. The most recent move will see Steve Vinson start the school year on Aug. 22, as principal of Poinciana Elementary School in Key West. He had been the assistant principal at Poinciana the past seven years; he replaces former Principal Amber Bosco, who was moved up to serve as principal of Key West High School. Bosco replaces Theresa Axford who moved up to a newly created district post overseeing operations and student services. Bosco is joined by Assistant Principal Dave Perkins, who is returning to that position after spending a year in the same post at Sugarloaf School. Linda Diaz replaces Perkins at Sugarloaf; Jara decided to eliminate her district-level job overseeing professional development. Another position Jara cut is that of executive director of student services, formerly held by Lesley Salinero; she was reassigned as principal of Marathon's Stanley Switlik Elementary School, a post she held from 200405. Jara also cut the districtlevel post of executive director of facilities and maintenance held by Fred Sims; the workload will be split between two assistant directors.Vinson named to top post at PoincianaBy Keynoter StaffMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS BASSETTin 2011, compared with $53,158 if those raises would have been cost of living only. That's a gap of $7,055, or 13.3 percent. The increase in county wages is 42.7 percent over the 10-year term, whereas there was a 27.4 percent cost-of-living increase. Gastesi said those raises were based on a study by accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, which merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998. "They did a salaries study before the previous administrator was here and it showed the salaries in Monroe County were not up to par with similar government jobs on the mainland," he said. "If you take that out, we are on track with the [consumer price index], except the last few years where we haven't kept up." Overall, the County Commission has approved a proposed property tax rate for 2011-12 that's 3.69 percent below the current year. It would raise $78.9 million in property taxes based on a 4.2267 tax rate. That's $3.3 million less property tax revenue than the current year and $6.4 million less than 2009-10. At the proposed rate, the owner of a $300,000 home would pay roughly $1,268, or $4.2267 for every $1,000 in assessed taxable value, in county property taxes. The next county budget hearing is scheduled for September 7 at 5:05 p.m. at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo.Raises revisitedFrom Salaries,1A


Ahot dog stand near the Seven Mile Bridge could lead to rules for mobile vendors in Marathon. At the City Council's July 26 meeting, City Manager Roger Hernstadt said the hot dog stand at Seven Mile Motors, a car dealership at U.S. 1 and 11th Street, caught his attention "because right now there's no regulation." He asked the council whether it wants to take steps to disallow mobile food vendors of any kind on commercial and industrial property in Marathon. "Before you know it, you could potentially be inundated with them. The question becomes, Is that something we want and ... what impact does it have on established businesses they would be competing with?" Hernstadt said. But Planning Director George Garrett told the Keynoter the city does license "vendor cart and mobile food units" and that the hot dog stand at Seven Mile Motors has one. Mobile vendors are "permitted as of right on developed private property in all commercial and industrial districts with written permission of the owner," he said. The hot dog stand isn't the only mobile food vendor. There's one in front of a storage site next to the Barracuda Grill but even though it's on wheels, it hasn't moved in months. Garrett said the stand on 11th Street and the one next to the storage site have city, Monroe County and state Department of Health licenses to operate. They have certain requirements such as not blocking parking on the site and not interfering with pedestrian or vehicle movement. For more on this story, go to trap fishermen wouldn't mind a repeat of last season when they make their first pull as the new season dawns Saturday. "We can never be sure but every indication is that this could be an exceptional season," Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association, said Tuesday. Holders of the 650 or so commercial lobster licenses in Monroe County put to sea Monday to begin laying trap lines for the so-called soak period preceding the annual Aug. 6 opening of the eightmonth commercial and recreational season for spiny lobster. The 2010-11 season marked an upsurge in harvests, returning to a statewide haul of about 5.6 million pounds, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute reports. Of that, 5 million pounds were taken in Keys waters. The 5.6 million pounds counts as an average Florida season for lobster historically, but it follows a string of below-average seasons dating back more than a decade. However, sudden demand from China and Asia particularly for live lobster caused a spike in dockside prices after a dismal 2009-10 season. "When fishermen are getting more than double what they were, it gives them a reason to catch more," Stock Island Lobster Co. owner Peter Bacle said as last season closed in March. "Our early scouting reports suggest this has the potential to be as good a harvest as last year or even better," Kelly said. "We expect continued strong demand from China." Alegal-sized spiny lobster typically weighs 1 pound, according to state experts. Wholesale prices for dockside catches last season averaged more than $6 a pound for iced lobster and sometimes exceeded $12 per pound for live lobster. One long-term concern will be watching to see if last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the heavy use of chemical dispersants had any effect on lobster larvae carried through the gulf by the Loop Current. The eight-month season runs through March 31. Daily bag limits for recreational lobster hunters in Monroe County remain fixed at six lobster per day. Unlike mini-season, night diving is allowed. Asaltwater fishing license with lobster endorsement is required. Anew Monroe County law bans diving or snorkeling within 300 feet of many shorelines during the first five days of regular season. Municipalities have different regulations; check with officials or area dive operations. Wednesday,August 3,2011 3A Keynoter D Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe Shawna Lee'crew out of Keys Fisheries in Marathon loads traps off a pallet Monday morning.Monday was the beginning of the so-called soak season for lobster traps, which can be pulled starting Saturday.Commercial lobstermen expect a banneryearExports drive dockside prices higher than pastCOMMERICAL FISHINGBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comKeys man caught with conchALower Keys investigation during lobster mini-season last week turned up four illegally harvested conchs in addition to 36 lobsters, say state marine officers. Manuel Bazo, 69, of Big Coppitt Key was cited for three conservation violations July 27, the first day of the two-day sport diving days. That day, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Roy Payne reporting seeing Bazo "make multiple trips" out on the water from his home. Each mini-season day, the limit for lobster is six per person per day. An investigation by FWC Investigator John Brown and Officer Steve Dion ended in the discovery of 30 lobster over the daily limit, one of which was undersized. They also discovered the four queen conchs in his boat's live well. Queen conch has been fully protected from harvest for more than 25 years in Florida. Bazo reportedly confessed to the violations, the largest seizure of illegally taken lobster in the Keys during the 2011 mini-season, according to the FWC. Bazo will be required to appear in court on the violations. FWC officers said windy conditions that made offshore boating difficult seemed to reduce the number of violations during miniseason. No one was booked into the Monroe County jail on conservation charges related to mini-season. However, full stats are hard to come by because in contrast to previous years, no compilation of mini-season violations issued by FWC officers is available. That information will be available from a digital database two or three weeks after officers have entered it, FWC Community Relations Coordinator Katie Purcell said. "In the past, regional law enforcement staff members have also manually compiled statistics after certain holiday weekends or other events," Purcell said. "However, this was a very time consuming process during a very busy time. The [Division of Law Enforcement] has decided that it is most efficient to rely upon our electronic collection methods ... and we have ceased manually tallying up the statistics." The numbers from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office are much easier to come by. Marine deputies reported checking 868 vessels in Keys waters during the two-day season, issuing a total of 17 notices to appear in court for conservation or other violations. Marathon, Tavernier and Islamorada were the areas of most activity. Eight citations were issued for violating Islamorada's municipal ban on diving within 300 feet of shore.He reportedly admits taking illegal bootyON THE WATERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comHernstadt: Does hot dog stand cut the mustard?Manager looks at tightening vendor rulesMARATHONBy RYAN


Opinion & EditorialWednesday,August 3,2011 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: 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. EDITORIALVoting lawsuit is fraud itselfLETTERS TO THE EDITOREliminate mini-seasonIn 1831, the American pirate Charles Gibbs said, "Dead men tell no tales," but the same cannot be said for the Florida spiny lobster. Although there were scores of local, state and federal enforcement officials and vessels on the water at first light during the first day of mini-season, the battle against illegal activity had already been lost. You see, thousands of Keys lobsters had already given their lives and their tails to the poachers operating in our waters before the start of the state's legally mandated harvest. In just four short hours, my son and I saw dozens of lobster heads on the bottom near a series of natural holes on Tripod Bank. These were hard-shelled lobster heads of all sizes. Based on the fact that these heads had not already been gobbled up by nurse sharks, they told the tale of poachers operating in Keys waters immediately before the start of mini-season. The tale of these lobsters provide the true report card for the effectiveness of the state's strategy for protecting this precious Keys resource from the invasion of our mainland neighbors and that report card had an F prominently displayed. So here we go again with just another annual letter to the editor suggesting that mini-season in Monroe County be eliminated. To achieve this goal, our local lawmakers will likely need to think out of the box and explore the idea of termination without the support of the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, as this has been a stumbling block in the past. Maybe, just maybe, we can circumvent the state by passing local ordinances that would prohibit the possession of live Florida spiny lobsters in Monroe County from April 1 through Aug. 5. Such ordinances would not totally eliminate poaching in our waters, but they would go a long way in reducing the possibility of poaching by the thousands of mainland lobster mobsters that migrate to, and in many cases molest, the waters of the Florida Keys during the final week of every July. So if you are tired of the abuse endured by both our waters and our lifestyle, contact your elected municipal leaders and ask that they diligently research an end of the insanity that is known as mini-season. Bill Wiatt Conch KeyWhat's the audit hold?Islamorada voters secured enough signatures to petition the Florida Legislature to conduct an "operational audit" of the village's financial records. It required 20 percent of registered voters to sign a petition for this audit to happen. More than 1,200 signed the petition. The Auditor General's Office team of four auditors arrived on June 6 to begin the audit. It was scheduled to be finished by the end of July. We are now at the end of July and lets see what our Village Council has to say about the forced audit. On July 14, Councilman David Purdo ordered Sheriff's Office Corey Bryan to stop a reporter from Vero Beach from taking photos of Finance Director Cindy Lawson. Why? Purdo claimed she was trying to look at documents sitting on the dais from an executive session of the council. Many responded that if they were left on a table during a break, there is no expectation of privacy. It appears Mr. Purdo should be charged with a violation of his oath to keep those records secret. This violation of the Sunshine Law was stopped by Mayor Michael Reckwerdt's intervention. While this incident was occurring, Village Attorney Nina Boniske was watching and didn't intervene. Mayor Reckwerdt said the audit would be justified only if it finds a secret Rolls Royce village bought and hid. Councilman Don Achenberg said he would be surprised if the audit doesn't come back clean. So that is a short review of our elected officials'opinion of the audit. The final report will not be released for several weeks. But the question is: Do the elected officials really know what is happening?Robert Page Islamorada For 10 years, I have been honored to work with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission commissioners and staff who are not only dedicated to the mission of the commission but also passionate in managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people. I am proud to note that Floridians have more hunting and fishing opportunities now than before. Thirty new areas with public hunting have been added in the past five years, totaling an additional 135,000 acres. We all understand the need to reach out to our youth, and a hunting initiative that I am particularly proud of is the new youth turkey hunting weekend, allowing hunting on 78 FWC-managed areas. The youth turkey hunts on these wildlife management areas will be twoday, Saturday-Sunday hunts on the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season on each particular wildlife management area, beginning with the 2012 season. It is so important to expose young people to outdoor recreational opportunities. The more our youth experience wildlife and nature, the more likely they are to grow up to appreciate these resources and to pass along outdoors traditions to future generations. In addition to expanded hunting opportunities, we constantly strive to make sure Florida has plentiful fishing resources. Florida is the fishing capital of the world. What angler doesn't look forward to the thrill of hearing a reel sing as line peels out? We are the world's destination for visitors who want to catch tarpon, bonefish and permit, and I am especially proud of our catch-and-release program for these rock stars of saltwater fishing. The commission has worked hard to ensure Floridians and our visitors have the opportunity to catch a big one. Another opportunity is the expansion of this year's bay scallop season. It kicked off on June 25 and runs through Sept. 25, starting a week early and running two weeks longer than usual. This is great family fun and gives our visitors and residents the chance to take advantage of this fun outdoor activity. Recognizing that anglers and hunters are just a part of Florida's conservation community, I am proud of the vast resources available to wildlife viewers in our state made possible through our various partnerships. The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail represents only one aspect of wildlife viewing enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The FWC worked with the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation to create this network of 500 birding sites and 2,000 miles of self-guided highway trails throughout Florida. There are many things that I will take with me as I leave the commission, including many memories, friendships and accomplishments that I share with my fellow commissioners and FWC staff. I'd like to thank my fellow commissioners and FWC staff for their hard work and dedication in helping to make all these public opportunities possible, in addition to their years of support and friendship. I have been honored to work with a group of people who are passionate about wildlife issues and consider the work they do to be a calling, as have I. Finally, I want to thank former governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist. I will always be honored and humbled by the confidence they showed me when they appointed me to the commission as well as their continued support that made this journey possible.Under the guise of reform, Florida's top elections official asks court to give go-ahead to tighter rulesPower grab or crackdown on voter fraud? Take your pick of labels applied to Florida's controversial new election rules, which were signed into law back in May and have been under attack ever since. The latest salvos came Friday when Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning sued in federal court in Washington, D.C., asking a three-judge panel to green-light state enforcement of the tighter election rules. Those new rules reduce the number of early-voting days, increase regulations for third-party voter registration organizations, and require voters who move to cast provisional ballots. Reaction has been strong, chiefly from groups like the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union, which oppose the new measures. Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, told the Florida News Service the law is "an astonishing voter suppression trifecta. With just one bill, [the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott] made it harder to register to vote, harder to cast your vote and harder to have your vote counted." The League of Women Voters has said it will cease voter registration drives in Florida as a result of the new rules. The NAACPhas joined with other groups to condemn the law, which has been on hold in five Florida counties including Monroe County that fall under federal Voting Rights Act review by the U.S. Justice Department. Any changes that impact voting rights in those five counties are subject to federal oversight because of a past history of racial discrimination. Browning's lawsuit is an effort to bypass that Justice Department review and get a federal court to approve the new rules in the 62 counties not subject to Voting Rights review. The secretary of state, whose office governs the 67 elections supervisors statewide, said "we have seen misinformation surrounding the bill increase. By asking a court to rule on certain aspects of the bill, we are assured of a neutral evaluation based on the facts." Supporters of the law say it was intended to reduce chances of voter fraud. Brandon Larrabee of the Florida News Service writes that "opponents say it is a thinly veiled attempt to derail President Barack Obama's chances of securing Florida's electoral votes in his re-election campaign." Browning and Scott "went to the D.C. court to try to avoid a loss at the Justice Department," according to Simon's blunt rebuttal. Whatever the outcome, it's our judgment that restricting the right to vote is never good for democracy. And claims of widespread voter fraud mounted in defense of Florida's new rules lack any credibility. The real frauds here are those party leaders who put winning ahead of governing yet again.FWC has much to be proud of the past 10 yearsGUEST COLUMN Rodney Barreto,a part-time resident of Key Largo, has been a state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission member for two five-year terms (six years as chairman). His last meeting was in June. A state marine officer checks whether these lobster,landed in Middle Keys waters on Thursday,are legal size.Photo courtesy U.S.COAST GUARD Mobile homeless outreach not fully embracedIn the coming months, advocates for helping the homeless in Key West will have an opportunity to convince members the Key West City Commission to spend $75,000 on a mobile outreach program. During all-day budget workshops last week, commissioners set the money aside but stopped short of actually allocating the funds to the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, the group pitching the initiative. The decision was delayed due to a lack of specific information available in response to questions from commissioners. Now, SHALrepresentatives will make a formal presentation during a regularly scheduled meeting. "For now," Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan said, "we'll move that $75,000 into the city manager's contingency as we move forward into next fiscal year," which starts on Oct. 1. "In the event that the group comes forward with a program, a defined program, and comes before the commission and they feel comfortable moving forward with the appropriation, we'd move it out of the manger's contingency and to a line item in the budget." If the program doesn't materialize, Finigan said the $75,000 would be rolled into the city reserve fund. Wendy Coles, SHAL executive director, explained the mobile outreach program as consisting of a specially outfitted vehicle staffed by a driver and case manager who would go to homeless groups and offer medical care, information on social services and help obtaining jobs; and identify and help find permanent housing. "We believe interventions can help bring people in off the streets and get them services including being reunified with family elsewhere," Coles said. "There's a significant number of people, if you can help them get identification, they can then get jobs and get back in the workforce. She said the benefit of a mobile center, as opposed to a fixed "day center" as has been proposed for Stock Island, is access to the homeless who are scared or otherwise put off by physically going to service providers. "There's an element of the homeless population afraid of the system, so they don't reach out for assistance," she said. "We believe by reaching out to them and engaging them, we can build relationships and build trust and help move them to a more stable living situation." Commission Barry Gibson, in an exchange with Coles during a budget workshop last week, said he supports the concept but needs to know if it would be a onetime capital injection or a recurring cost. "Is it sustainable," he asked Coles, "or will it need city funds every year?" Coles said her group would actively seek grants, but indicated that in a town with a tourism-driven economy, mobile outreach could create a more positive environment for visitors. "Mobile outreach is done in most communities," she said, adding that "especially with our tourists and our concerns about visibility in the community, it seems like the right step." She said the idea came from members of a homelessness task force empanelled by Mayor Craig Cates in 2009; the initial concept was for the day center, but issues with where to locate something like that, plus tensions between factions of the homeless community, prompted the notion of a mobile outreach unit. City Commissioner Mark Rossi is adamant in his opposition; he points out that the city already spends around $400,000 each year to operate the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter on Stock Island. "I'm not for this. If you're going to spend $75,000 on homeless people for mobile outreach, then you ought to give your people, the city of Key West employees, a raise. I'm sorry; I can't justify spending another $75,000." There's not a date certain for SHALto go back before the commission.Rossi:City already pays for shelterBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST


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BusinessMARK YOUR CALENDARKey West chamber sets trade showThe Key West Chamber of Commerces annual trade show, co-sponsored by AT&TAdvertising Solutions, is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Casa Marina Resort &Spa, 1500 Reynolds St. While the trade show is free and open to the public, a chamber members-only networking event will follow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Businesses interested in reserving a booth at the trade show should call the chamber at 294-2587. Send calendar items to Karen Quist at kquist@k at least 10 days before publication.NEWSMAKERSMariners Hospital honors Deena BritoDeena Brito, laboratory administrative director, has received Mariners Hospitals Osprey Award for Outstanding Leadership. The award is given to a Mariners Hospital leader who exhibits exceptional leadership in at least two of the following areas: people, service, quality and safety, growth, finance and community. Brito, a Tavernier resident, was nominated by employees because of her caring and compassion for patients. Send news of hires, promotions, awards and significant service anniversaries to Please put newsmakers in the subject line. BRITOSales tax holiday aheadThe Florida Retail Federation is defending the states sales tax holiday on back-to-school purchases against criticism from a conservative think tank. Florida is lifting the states 6 percent sales tax as well as local taxes on certain clothing and school supplies for three days Aug. 12 through 14. The Washington, D.C.based Tax Foundation says such temporary tax breaks do little stimulate the economy or benefit consumers. Retail Federation CEO Rick McAllister on Tuesday disputed the foundations arguments. The foundation contends consumers dont spend more they just change the timing of their purchases. McAllister cited a study done for his group disputing that argument. The foundation also contends retailers sometimes raise prices to at least partly offset tax savings. McAllister said thats nonsensical, because retailers compete with each other. Holiday detailsFloridas back-to-school sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 12, and ends at midnight Aug. 14. The Florida Department of Revenue says that during this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less. Whats not exempt: Books, sports equipment and clothing or supplies sold in theme parks, public lodging or airports. Clothing and accessories are broadly defined for the purposes of the tax break, but there are several exceptions. For instance, while handbags, belts and hair accessories are exempt, watches and jewelry are not. Fitness clothing and gym shoes are free of tax, but rollerblades and swim fins are not. As defined for the holiday, school supplies include pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses and calculators. Items more often associated with an offices needs than a students, such as printer and computer paper, staplers and masking tape, are not exempt.Boon for business While the holiday means a sales tax cut for the careful shopper, retailers say it's usually a big tax collection increase for the state because many consumers increase their purchases of nonexempt items. More than 60 percent of back-to-school shoppers start making purchases at least three weeks before school starts, according to the National Retail Federation. And with money tight in a tough economy, experts say shoppers are spreading out their purchases over longer periods, hanging onto last spring or summers clothes and buying quality used items. This year's tax holiday comes only a week before Monroe County School Districts students report for the first day of classes. What people are replacing are things they need to replace, Steve Kirn, executive director of the University of Florida's David F. Miller Retailing Education and Research Center, told the Sun-Sentinel.More than shoppingThe tax holiday legislation (HB 143) signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott at the end of May also created a new $10 million tax credit for spaceflight businesses. The measure also provides an annual corporate tax credit for certain research and development expenses, aimed at boosting high-tech businesses in the state. It also provides additional brownfield rehabilitation tax credits, and creates a new task force to work on drawing military-related research to the state. The Associated Press, Sun-Sentinel, Florida News Service and Keynoter staff contributed to this report.Retailers defend weekend break for shoppersWire and staff reportBACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING For a detailed list of whats exempt and whats not, plus helpful information for retailers,check out the Department of Revenue downloadable lists packaged with this story at


but there's almost no shallow-water rescue boats," Larson said. "We need to enlist more people who can reach these areas in a short amount of time." "I've met and thanked everybody who had a part in my rescue. They all went above and beyond," Larson said. "People see where improvements can be made, and that includes myself." Larson and boyfriend Michael Hinojosa were on a two-person kayak near Cutoe Key, about two miles north of Big Pine's northern tip, when the barracuda hit. She estimates it was four to five feet long." "There was some confusion in the initial reports that it might have been a houndfish, but it was a cuda," Larson said. The strike knocked her out of the kayak. "It literally lifted me up," she said. "Mike didn't even get wet." Larson suffered a gaping wound in her left side. Hinojosa used one hand to staunch the wound while using the other to call 911 on a cell phone. The pair knew where they were, but had trouble communicating the location to dispatchers and rescuers. The case involved Monroe County's rescue network and TraumaStar helicopter, the Coast Guard and state marine officers. But Kevin Freestone of TowBoatUS on Big Pine recognized the description and was the first to reach the scene about an hour after the strike. He later received a Coast Guard commendation for his efforts. "Because he knew the area, Kevin was able to pick up a paramedic and get to us," said Larson, who was flown to a Miami trauma center for treatment. Larson now urges kayakers to pack a safety kit that includes a GPS unit that can pinpoint a location, a marine radio for reliable communications, and smoke flares for daylight signaling. "My story is horrible but it has a mostly happy ending," Larson said. To help Larson raise money for outstanding medical bills and future treatment, the Salsa Loca restaurant at 618 Duval St. in Key West hosts a viewing party Saturday for the Discovery Channel episode. The event begins at 7 p.m., and includes a silent auction. AMiami man who flipped out at a Keys state park while on hallucinogenic mushrooms Saturday night has been released from jail, but still faces charges. Daniel Yepez, 21, reportedly ran into the oceanside water at Long Key State Park about 11:30 p.m., saying he was going to drown himself. But that didn't happen Deputy Nicholis Whiteman of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office jumped in after him and saved his life, the agency says. Here's what happened, says Deputy Becky Herrin: Whiteman responded to the park after receiving a report that Yepez may have overdosed on the mushrooms. Paramedics were already there when he arrived but Yepez ran away as his friend tried to catch him. Whiteman followed and caught up to Yepez and his friend. Yepez started talking about hurting himself, then ran into the water, with the friend following. That's when Yepez talked about drowning himself. Whiteman dropped his gun belt, jumped in and held Yepez in a bear hug, holding his head above the water even as Yepez elbowed him in the eye. Yepez was finally handcuffed, taken from the water and driven to Fishermen's Hospital. The next stop was jail processing on charges of resisting arrest with violence, and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, found during questioning. Keynoter 6A Wednesday,August 3,2011 AUGUSTTax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR The second tax installment for 2011 will be mailed out on August 31, 2011. The 2010 Tax Roll is 98% collected, total amount collected is $225,272,403. Did you know? Recreational crawfish (lobster) season opens August 6, 2011 at 12:01 am. The bag limit for Monroe County is 6 per person per day. Skiffs saughtFrom Larson,1ADeputy saves man from himselfLONG KEY YEPEZ Contribted photoKarri Larson and Michael Hinojosa heft a barracuda model used in re-creation scenes for Saturday's 10 p.m. episode of When Fish Attack'on The Discovery Channel. Larson is using her near-fatal experience to advocate for enhanced water-rescue procedures.seeking the lawsuit's dismissal, county attorney's say he didn't meet requirements for the job because he has no high school diploma or commercial driver's license. According to the county, Moore was fired on July 16, 2010, for "his excessive unexcused absenteeism and abuse of sick leave." "We had a legitimate nondiscriminatory basis for terminating him. There was still a period of time where it was a hostile work environment," Shillinger said. Asettlement was mediated Monday before Tuesday's County Commission approval. The case was scheduled for trial Aug. 8 before U.S. District Court Judge James King in Key West. Shillinger said that's why the settlement couldn't wait until the Aug. 17 commission meeting. "We need to get it ratified so the judge doesn't spend any time getting ready for trial. The judge won't take it off the docket unless there's a signed agreement," he said. Moore will receive $98,500 from the county. Shillinger said it behooved the county to settle the case. "We were going to spend money one way or the other, defending the case or paying him," he said, noting the county has a $100,000 insurance policy against the cost of defending lawsuits. The county already spent $50,000 defending the Moore case, which Shillinger said would be reimbursed. So the settlement will cost the county $48,500.Lawyer: firing was validFrom Lawsuit,1A


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 3,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Back to school School in the Keys returns in less than three weeks,and that means kids need supplies. Story, 3B Hail the captain A three-day festival celebrates the life of Capt.Tony Tarracino,one of Key West's original characters.Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle The Allieri family from Boonton Township,N.J.,and the Kushel family from Atlanta had a blast catching yellowtail snapper on the reef with SeaSquared Charters.They enjoyed their catch cooked at Porky's in Marathon.Time to get in that family fishingAs summer winds down and the beginning of another school year looms, the Keys are filled with families taking some quality vacation time together. There's no better activity than fishing for family members to reconnect with each other. Nothing beats a day on the water without electronic interruptions TV, computer, cell phone, video games. Alittle friendly competition adds to the experience. Set up your own mini-tournament. Who caught the first fish? The biggest? The most? The strangest? An excellent option for family fun fishing is a trip to the reef or Florida Bay. Snapper of all variety yellowtail, mangrove, mutton and lane are plentiful on the reef and offer endless rod-bending action with tasty rewards. Abonus black or red grouper may make it into the fish box, as well. On a breezy day, head to the calmer waters in Florida Bay for action-packed mangrove snapper fishing. Incredibly hard-fighting fish for their size, mangroves are superior table fare. Since it's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, shallow-water catch-andrelease shark fishing in the bay comes to mind as another family-friendly option. This fishing offers an eco twist, as it allows anglers to observe sharks interacting with each other in their natural environment. Another option: Now that the winds have died down this week, anglers are able to get offshore once again. Dolphin are being caught with regularity in the Middle Keys on the wall, where the water drops from 900 to 2,000 feet. The majority of the fish have been good-size keepers and gaffers, with some weighing in at the high teens and low 20s.Lobster seasonWhile conditions made for some tough lobstercatching during the miniseason last week, those who had success report there are more and larger lobster this year than in recent memory. Regular lobster season opens on Saturday, meaning both commercial and recreational harvesting of lobster is permitted. Bug-hunting, as we locals call it, is another great family activity. Exercise caution while diving for lobster. Have your dive flag displayed, be observant of other boats and divers, and please adhere to the regulations regarding size and bag limits. While it's certainly a blast to catch a bunch of fish or lobster, it's a ton of fun when you get to eat them, too. After a day of fishing, reward yourself with a cook-your-catch family dinner at any of the fine restaurants in the Keys. And be sure to celebrate the winners of your mini-tournament.The week's bestCaptains Howard Kelley, Zach Willis and Muzzy Musacchia, fishing on the Papa Pip's and the Pip's 36 out of Captain Pip's Marina and Hideaway in Marathon, continue their good stretch of dolphin fishing. Groups from Florida and Vienna, Austria, came back to the dock with loads of goodsize dolphin plus a couple of wahoo and tuna. Despite rough conditions, guests at Captain Pip's made good use of their rental boats during miniseason, with many spiny lobster enjoying a bath in drawn butter. Capt. Bob Crockett, of Finnz-Up Charters at the Blackfin Resort in Marathon, reminds us that nighttime snapper fishing is also fun for the family. Steve and Debbie and their kids, Jordan and Mike, from Clearwater had a great haul of mangroves on a recent trip. The SeaSquared hosted families from Pennsylvania and Mississippi for snapper and shark fishing. We took the two days of mini-season off. We got our limit the first day and called it quits early the second, with plenty of lobster for our group. Toby, Michelle and Aaron Pinel, from Bradenton, went out for mini-season with Capt. Kevin Wilson of Knee Deep Charters out of the Geiger Key Marina in the Lower Keys and got their limit of tasty spiny lobster.Casting for CharityAnd remember, Capt. Spider's Casting for Charity resumes Thursday at the 7 Mile Marina/Salty's Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. The fun contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and this week's recipient is Keys Area Interdenominational Resources, which helps families in need. 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 743-5305, SeaSquared@bellsouth .net and And of course, lobster lovers get their dueFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson Captain'sColumn DIAMOND DOINGS The adult softball league run by the Marathon Parks and Recreation Department has two games each Tuesday and Thursday night through November at the city's Community Park. The free games are at 6:30 and 8 p.m.Here, following a late game on July 28,Randy Hendrick enjoyed hitting a few softballs with some family fans while,earlier,Joey Gonzalez kept score.Two more lionfish derbies plannedCapturing invasive lionfish is a way for divers who enjoy the Keys coral reefs to help protect them, as well as a hands-on way to give back to the marine environment. And there are two more lionfish roundups, or derbies, planned for the year, including one this month. It's believed that the popular aquarium fish, which has no natural reef predators except humans, was first released in Florida waters during the 1980s. They prey on invertebrates and juvenile fish such as grunts and hamlets, and their voracity has stolen both space and food resources from domestic species like grouper and snapper. The derbies, a partnership of the Key Largo-based Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, are one way to address the problem. In May, the first derby of the year, off Long Key, netted 531 lionfish. Upcoming derby dates are Aug. 20, based at Coconuts Restaurant, mile marker 100 in Key Largo; and Nov. 5, based at the Hurricane Hole Marina on Stock Island. Derby divers who remove lionfish from sanctuary waters are eligible for cash and prizes more than $3,000 per derby. At the close of each one, divers receive awards for bringing in the most, biggest and smallest lionfish. Events also include an open-to-the-public tasting where you can sample lionfish ceviche and fried fish bites. Divers can participate in a derby from a private vessel or join a local dive operator's charter. For complete information and team registration, visit fish/derbies or call 8520030. In addition to helping organize the derbies, REEF has released "The Lionfish Cookbook," designed to encourage the removal and consumption of the invasive fish. It features 45 recipes for preparing the mild-flavored white meat of the fish, considered a delicacy that is similar to snapper, grouper and hogfish. Chef Tricia Ferguson and REEF's Lad Akins wrote it, with photography by David Stone.Latest one is on Aug.20 off Key LargoFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS S.L.A.M. to bring out the celebritiesMajor League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs and former Denver Broncos football player Mark Cooper are expected to return to the Keys for some serious angling during the Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. Celebrity Fishing Tournament, scheduled Sept. 9 though 11. The catch-and-release event pits anglers against tarpon, permit and bonefish. Releasing all three on the same day is called a flats grand slam. The S.L.A.M. is the first in an annual Keys autumn tournament trilogy that benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Anglers and teams earn points by catching and releasing fish in the tournament's fly, spin/plug or bait categories. Awards are based on the most accumulated points representing all species of a slam. Preceding the main event is the Superfly, a one-day, one-fly tournament based at the Hurricane Hole Restaurant & Marina, mile marker 4.5 oceanside. Fishing is scheduled Sept. 9. Registration for the S.L.A.M. is slated for 4 to 6 p.m. that day at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., followed by a kick-off reception, rules meeting and live and silent auctions. Fishing in the S.L.A.M. is set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11. The public can join anglers and celebrities at dockside parties scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. at the Hurricane Hole. The awards banquet is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Grand Key. The tournament's entry fee is $3,500, covering two days of guided fishing for a team of two anglers and admission to all social functions. Superfly entry is $350 per angler fishing the S.L.A.M. or $500 per angler otherwise, but does not include guide services. Social event admission packages are $150 per person. For specifics or applications, go to www.redbone.orgor call 664-2002.Tournament to benefit CF researchKEY WEST FISHING SLAMMER TIMECapt.Scott Walker and mate Weston Wiatt slam the slammers on the Tailwalker 2'out of the Hawks Cay Marina on Duck Key.On this recent trip,check out the center bull dolphin,which weighed in at 50 pounds.

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LivingMini-fest celebrates Tarracino's lifeThe life of Capt. Tony Tarracino, a legendary former Key West bar owner and one-time island mayor, is to be celebrated Aug. 11 through 14 with a lighthearted festival. The inaugural Captain Tony Days events follow an Aug. 10 party celebrating the life of Tarracino, who died in 2008 at age 92. It's to begin at 6 p.m. at Captain Tony's Saloon, 428 Greene St., which Tarracino owned for almost 30 years. Tarracino arrived in Key West from New Jersey in 1948 with $18 in his pocket. In the early 1960s, he purchased the bar that became his namesake. Aformer charterboat captain, gambler and reputed gun runner, he served as mayor of Key West from 1989 to 1991. His colorful life, fictionalized in a film titled "Cuba Crossing" that starred Stuart Whitman, included marrying four times and fathering 13 children. His exploits were memorialized by singer Jimmy Buffett in the song "Last Mango in Paris." Festival events are to include a showing of "Cuba Crossing" at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St. Also that day, a double feature will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. "Captain Tony's Key West" is a documentary produced by Key West High School students and "Crossbones" features Tarracino as an actor. Aug. 12 features a 6 to 9 p.m. Tarracino storytelling contest at the Chart Room Bar at the Pier House Resort, 1 Duval St. The festival highlight, set for Aug. 13 is to be a street fair from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the 400 block of Greene Street. Captain Tony Days wraps up with a Bloody Mary Farewell Party beginning at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, 218 Duval St. As part of the celebration, a $1,000 scholarship is to be presented in Tarracino's honor to a 2011 Key West High School graduate planning "to learn from life without first attending college."Films,parties mark the life of former mayorKEY WEST TARRACINOLIVING BRIEFSCampers invited to dessert festThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is holding a dessert festival at 6:30 tonight Wednesday all kids who participated in the city's Camp Adventure this summer. Campers need to bring a dessert to share at the event at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street, behind the Panda House restaurant. To find out more, call 743-6598.Barefoot Mailman' discussed FridayThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group meets on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Marathon library to discuss "The Barefoot Mailman" by Theodore Pratt. It's a novel based on a real mailman who covered the 68mile route along the shore from Lake Worth in Palm Beach County to Miami beginning in 1885. There were no roads and no fresh water for horses, thus the mailman walked 40 miles on hard packed sand and rowed a number of different rowboats the other 28 miles. It's an interesting look into Florida history. For more information, call Fran Spinelli at 743-6538. LIVING BRIEFSFlagler poster contest ongoingThe 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 3047842 or sending an e-mail to


Wednesday,August 3,2011 3B Keynoter Islamorada Office Now OpenDarel D. Pruett, D.O.Board Certified Skin Cancer € Surgery of the Skin Diseases of the Skin € Microsurgery664-882882883 O/S Hwy.872-0090MM 30296-33341010 Kennedy Dr. Ste. 304 ISLAND VILLA GENERALCONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATIONWe can build ANYTHING ... COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 81681 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified € General Contractor Florida KeysBusiness Cards Activity to help stem memory loss?Long before Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed before it robs one of language, judgment and temperament a person capable of normal daily activities starts to have trouble remembering things. This early form of memory loss is considered a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, which affects upward of 5.1 million people in the United States. Researchers at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee are studying whether exercise can stall this form of memory loss called amnestic mild cognitive impairment, or aMCI and stave off the progression of Alzheimer's disease. By delaying the onset of the Alzheimer's by just five years, the number of people affected by the disease could be cut in half, said J. Carson Smith, assistant professor of health sciences at UWM and the study's lead investigator. With rare exception, Alzheimer's is a disease of an aging brain. According to the National Institute of Aging, most cases occur after age 60. About 40 percent of those who develop the disease have a genetic risk factor. In a paper published last month in the journal Psychiatry Research, Smith and his colleagues used neuroimaging functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI to compare blood flow in the brains of subjects with aMCI who had either been physically active or inactive. Smith tested a particular type of memory, called semantic memory, which allows the brain to distinguish word meanings. In this study, subjects were asked to discriminate between famous and unfamiliar names. When semantic memory was triggered, subjects who participated in physical activity showed enhanced blood flow to a piece of brain anatomy called the caudate nucleus. The role of this part of the brain in memory isn't well understood. Studies have mostly focused on the hippocampus a seahorseshaped brain structure critical to learning and memory, which is damaged during the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Smith said the caudate nucleus is important because it plays a supportive role in semantic memory the ability to differentiate, for example, a recognizable name like Frank Sinatra from that of a stranger. Alzheimer's disease affects memory of past events, but it also inhibits semantic memory, thus eventually preventing a person from readily naming objects and people. "These are pilot studies that will lead to looking at whether exercise is changing brain function or structure," Smith said. "Future studies will explore how those changes relate to cognitive function over time." What isn't clear is how much exercise is required to delay memory loss. "Minimal physical activity will offer a positive effect," Smith said, "but the benefit of high-intensity exercise we don't know yet." He said, however, that he is certain of the value of an active lifestyle. "If you are sedentary and have genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease, you are at risk for decline." Paul Thompson, professor of neurology at University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, said staying active might be a good habit to adopt. "This type of evidence is a pretty good motivator to get up off the couch, especially if you're worried about staying mentally sharp." Smith and collaborators at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin are conducting studies until December, which will help the researchers determine if exercise is changing brain function or structure over time. Volunteers, ages 60 to 88, who are right-handed and willing to exercise will be given tests of memory, motor function and mood, and screened for a genetic marker of the disease. During the course of the study, participants will also undergo two fMRI brain scans. Those who can safely exercise and who meet study criteria will be assigned a fitness trainer and expected to build their endurance on a treadmill to 30 minutes of exercise four days a week.Researchers look for clues into Alzheimer'sMcClatchy-TribuneTO YOUR HEALTH Notice of City of Layton City Regular Monthly Council Meetings The City of Layton City Council will meet at 7:00 pm on the following Thursdays forthe RegularCity Council Meetings; August 4, September8, October6, November10 and December1, 2011 at Layton City Hall, MM 68 1/2, 68260 Overseas Highway, Long Key, FloridaThe proposed agendas will be available at the City Administrative Office or by email at Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Should a person decide to appeal any decision taken at the meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made (Section 283.0105 F.S.1995) Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should anyone require special seating or other accommodations, please call 305-664-4667 prior to the meeting so that arrangements may be made. Mimi Young City ClerkPublished Keynoter 8/3/11 Notice of City of Layton City Council Meetings LIVING BRIEFSKeys to Peace now accepts foodThe Keys to Peace booth at the Island Market Place in Key Largo is now a drop-off site for the Burton Memorial United Methodist Church Food Pantry. You can bring nonperishable food items to the market, mile marker 101, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The food pantry at Burton is a member of the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, providing food to the homeless as well as dinners weekly. Groups collect supplies for Florida Keys studentsIt's nearly back-to-school time already Monroe County schools start on Aug. 22 and so, for the 6th sixth year, Keys Area Interdenominational Resources is providing new backpacks, school supplies and sneakers to families and children the nonprofit group has recently helped through its food pantry. KAIR is asking the community to collect the following supplies for local kids: Backpacks, sneakers, notebooks, binders, pencils, crayons, rulers, calculators and similar school supplies. Volunteers from KAIR will be at Office Depot in Marathon on Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect them. Additionally, a school supply drive is under way at the Edward Jones branch office in Marathon. Items sought include sneakers for children ages 4 to 13, general school supplies and monetary donations to help fund backpacks for school-age children. Donations can be dropped off at the Edward Jones office in the Town Square Mall, 11400 Overseas Highway, Suite 220.Calculators, backpacks,more being soughtBACK TO SCHOOL Photo courtesy McCLATCHY-TRIBUNEAll kinds of school supplies can be donated for Keys kids in need.KAIR and Edward Jones are both collecting them in the Middle Keys.

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