778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .3B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,AUGUST 6,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.63 25 CENTS Keys SundayCarysfort Reef holds a lot of history in its shallow coral and our business expert suggests you mine some data about your town before opening a business.Reward offeredAn endangered loggerhead sea turtle is speared,and the search is on for whoever did it. Story, 4A C O N T E N T S 2 0 1 1 K E Y N O T E R P U B L I S H I N G C O .VOL.6,NO.40AUGUST 7,2011 K e y s t o s u c c e s sS ta rtin g a b u sin ess? Researc h a rea first. P ag e 2 IN S ID E C l a s s i f ie dP ag es 11 -1 5 L o d g in gC he ec a L od g e ch an g e s h a n d s. P a g e 5 R e a l e s t a t eS ee w h a ts b een se llin g in th e K ey s. P ag e s 9 & 1 0 PUBLISHED BY :Snorkeling into historyA t th e storied C arysfort R eef.See story,Page 3 Printed on 100% recycled newsprint In L'Attitudes It's a midsummer night's dream at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Story, 6B Big drug bust Details were few Friday,but federal agents arrested at least two men in a massive drug bust in Key Largo.Story, 2A Garden hosts Midsum mers Night Dream SaturdayT he m ai n c ourty ard stag e at Ke y W e st Tro pi cal F ore st an d B o ta nic G arde n w ill lig ht up Sa turda y even in g for t he 5t h A nnu al M i dsum m ers Nigh t D re am an d Sp ect acle. Th e M ig ht M e teo r O rc he str a, led by Pe ter D ia m ond t ake s the stag e w it h a wi de ra ng e o f perfo rmi ng ar tist s jo in in g in th e fu n, in cluding a second stage for singe rs, d an c er s, po ets and more. Th ere w ill ev e n be a fire da nc er alon g w ith o ne -a ct pl ay s pe rfo rme d b y Th eatreXP. Al l o f th is is b y w ay of a be ne fit gala fo r A rt B eh ind Bars a nd to he lp sup po rt progra m s at the Tropica l F ore st and B otanic G ar den. A d mission is $10 an d chi ld ren und er 1 2 a re ad mi tt ed fre e. Cen te nn ia l Ba nk is the major spo nsor of thee ve nt an d bank cu sto m ers ar e a dm itte d f ree when the y sho w th eir C entenn ial ban k de bi t c ard a t t he ga te. M ic h ae l S hie lds, cre ator of the eve nt an d A rt B ehind Bars E xecu tive Di rector, sai d the re will b e ple n ty of ac tivi ties fo r children as w ell as fo r adults. M idsum m er, he said is t he perfe ct ti m e to be cr ed shar e d ream s. Co me wat ch th e st ars or sho w y ou r ow n. It a ll b egins with a dream . A G ra n d D rea m M ural proje ct th is yea r will be le d by a rtists A m an da Jo hn son a nd Jud i B r ad ford A rt ist A ly sa M e alor an d B eth H od gin w il l be c raf tin g c row ns and tiaras, an d jug glin g i s the pr ov in ce o f Jim my W ray and th e Ja zz Jug gl ers. M agician D a vid Kaplan w ill also b e pe rform ing. On the m ain cou rty ar d stage Shie lds and his f el lo w D ream crea to rs ha ve lined u p t he M et eo r or ch estra toArtists showcase diverse talents at benefitK EY W E S TLAttit udes Staff Mich elle M ec k (abo v e) pres en ts he r fire dance a t Saturd ays M ids umm e rs Nig ht Drea m an d Sp e cta cle a t Key We st Tro pica l F orest a n d Botanical G arden Th e M i dsu mme rs N ig ht D ream a nd S pe ctacle is a nigh t o f a rti stic ex pre ssion fo r ch ildren as w ell a s adu lts.Ga tes o pen at 5 p.m an d a d mi ssio n i s $ 10 fo r ad ults,c hi ld ren u nder 1 2 ad mi tted free.P h o t o s b y C a r o l T e d e s c o S ee Ga rde n,7B B attle of the B ars heats up SundayT h e 1 8th annu al B attl e of th e B ars is gearing u p for a rep eat show -dow n of b ar t end ers sk illed i n feats of de rring-do (a nd w ho wo n t sp ill a drop ). T he fu n d-rai ser t his year will d esign ate fees an d tips to the F lorida Key s H ea lthy St art Co alit ion, alon g w ith t he Ca nce r F ound ati on of the F lorid a Key s. La st y ear s Battle o f th e B ars rais ed m o re tha n $ 23,0 00 for loc al chariti es Th e s howd o wn is set to be gin a t noo n S und ay, Au g 7. D u ring th e race te am s co m pet e for su ch ch alleng es as: m ix ing a p erfect m arga rita a nd serving it without a sp ill, ta ppi ng a keg so rtin g re cyc lablesAug.7 bash raises money for charityK E Y W E ST C o n t r i b u t e d P h o t oT eam from Seb ago Wa t ers po rts com p eti ng in prev iou s Batt le of th e Ba rs Se e Ba ttle,9 B Fleet costs drive merger pitchMonroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi proposes that Keys governments do something they have a history of not doing very well at all working together. On July 21, the County Commission charged Gastesi with looking into the creation of a "public service alliance" in which Keys governments and others would combine forces to reduce costs for fleet management and repair. "My idea is to get all of the public entities together. It's something we need to do. It's an opportunity to find some savings," Gastesi said. He called fleet management and health insurance the "low-hanging fruits" when it comes to public partnerships, but is clear plans are in the infancy stages. He has no idea how much in savings could be realized, and has yet to contact other government agencies about the idea of sharing personnel, garages and the like. "We purchase our vehicles through a state policy," said Susan Hammaker, a member of the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board. "We'd have to see what they're trying to do. I'm sure he's trying to look at whatever ways he can.... In times of economic troubles, it's easily shown people can work together very well. You just have to have the commitment to do it. I'm always an optimist. But, she added: "In Florida, the laws are designed to keep people apart and not work together." The Keynoter obtained fleet information from 13 Keys governments and other agencies, including the School District, Sheriff's Office, Mosquito Control District and utilities. Together, they total 1,967 "units" and the combined proposed 2011-12 fiscal year budget for fleet management throughout Monroe County is just over $10 million. The county itself has by far the largest fleet, with 706 units. That includes 260 Sheriff's Office vehicles, which the county already maintains, and 144 cars, trucks or SUVs. Gastesi's plan for cooperation may be pie in the sky. While local governments do have interlocal agreements for a variety of things Marathon provides Key Colony Beach's fire protection, for example they also have a history of being stubborn in hanging onto their turf. For example, the county is in the midst of planning an emergency operations center to be built at Florida Keys Marathon Airport within shouting distance of Marathon's EOC. County officials had tried for a joint EOC at the airport but the city rebuffed them. Same thing for a Middle Keys fire station, but in reverse.Gastesi floats idea to consolidate all agencies'automotive expensesTHE COST OF GOVERNMENTKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWGeorge Backhus (left) and Willie West show off the fleet section of the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative's new Tavernier complex when it opened two years ago.The truck is on a 75,000-pound lift.See Fleet,3ABy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com YOUTH ADVENTURESKeys student returns from life as a nomadWhile other teenagers spent the summer waiting tables or hanging out at the beach, 16-year-old Key West High School student Cameron Malcom spent four weeks touring Mongolia through the Experiment in International Living. Over the summer, 21 Florida Keys high-schoolers, along with about 1,000 students nationwide, took part in the Vermont-based cultural immersion program that is partnered locally with the Monroe County Education Foundation. Malcom said that although his first two choices were South Korea and Ecuador, he's glad Mongolia north of China and south of Russia turned out to be the site of his summer vacation, from which he returned last week. After arriving in the capital city of Ulan Bator, he spent a week going through an orientation course, learning about the culture and social expectations. From there, side trips included helping paint a school in rural Sainshand on the outskirts of the Gobi Desert; a visit to a mountainside Buddhist monastery; talking with Mongolian students learning to speak English in Terelj National Park; horseback treks around Lake Khovsgol; and a large festival called Naadam, where nomads display their skills in equestrianism, archery and wrestling. Malcom said the realMalcom spent the past month in MongoliaBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCameron Malcom,a 16-year-old Key West High School student,saddles up on a reindeer during his month-long trip to Mongolia;he went with a group of students from across the county as part of the Experiment in International Living.See International,2AUnion complaint dismissedThe attorney for a state labor panel on Friday dismissed an unfair-labor claim lodged against the Monroe County School District that alleged a violation of the contract between the district and the schools employees' union. United Teachers of Monroe President Holly Hommell-Gorman, after learning of the dismissal from the Keynoter said, "I just got word that we would amend and refile" the complaint. Monday, HommellGorman had sent to the state Public Employees Relations Commission a claim that the district violated fair-labor practices by mandating weeklong furloughs for the school year that starts Aug. 22. Furloughs are not in the union's three-year contract, ratified in December. PERC General Counsel Steve Meck, in his written dismissal, indicated the problem was primarily an issue of styling. UTM's claim, he wrote, "is deficient because it fails to contain a clear and concise statement of the facts constituting the alleged unfair labor practice." If the furlough and related administration-mandated spending cuts opposed by the union aren't resolved by Sept. 6, the district faces the possibility of falling below a state-recommended fund balance of at least 2 percent, which could trigger state control of district finances. "We would like to get back to the table and collectively make decisions based on what is best for the employees," HommellGorman said Friday, "which in turn is what is best for the students." She's pressing for what's called impact bargaining; interim Superintendent Jesus Jara said he's waiting for the same thing. "We're waiting for the union to give us the dates to discuss the impacts," he said. In addition to the furloughs, Jara has ordered the elimination of a 1.5 percent wage increase planned to start with the school year; aAttorney:Claim over furloughs lacks clarityMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSGottwald rejects settlementFormer Middle Keys animal-control provider Stand Up for Animals on Wednesday rejected a settlement from Monroe County that would have returned none of the roughly $250,000 in frozen assets it claims the county is holding without cause. In August 2010, the county sought and was granted an injunction freezing the nonprofit's savings in First State and Centennial banks after damning evidence of misspending was discovered in a county audit of Stand Up's finances. County Clerk Danny Kolhage was able to access the accounts to pay Stand Up's bills. The group ran the Marathon and Big Pine Key animal shelters under a county contract. The county and Stand Up have since severed ties. According to county documents, Gottwald rejected the county's offer to recoup legal expenses totaling $22,199 and keep the remaining $235,508 in a "special fund to be used for the benefit of the animals in [Stand Up's] previous service area of mile marker 16.7 to 70." "Other similar nonprofits could request to use this money. Their request would be reviewed by a third party; we suggested [Marathon veterinarian Doug Mader]. If it was approved, [Kolhage] would pay the vendors," Assistant County Attorney Christine Limbert-Barrows said. Limbert-Barrows said the county made the offer in an attempt to resolve the case before oral arguments scheduled for Aug. 29 at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami. Gottwald is appealing Circuit Court Judge David Audlin's injunction freezing the money. In a Wednesday e-mail to Limbert-Barrows, Gottwald attorney Paul Kunz, from Miami, wrote: "Please consider this SUFA's formal rejection of the county's settlement proposal. We plan to have a SUFArepresentativeShe wouldn't have gotten any money in dealANIMAL CONTROLBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comSee Union,2ASee Settlement,2ABy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
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But there will be plenty more tropical storms and hurricanes in her wake. Thursday, the same day Tropical Storm Emily was downgraded to a trough of low pressure, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a busier hurricane season than it did three months ago. Forecasters now say the six-month season, which runs through Nov. 30, should have between 14 and 19 named storms. That's up from the May forecast of 12 to 18. The expected number of hurricanes has changed to seven to 10 from six to 10. A typical season has 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. "The atmosphere and Atlantic Ocean are primed for high hurricane activity during August through October," Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, said in a news release. "Storms through October will form more frequently and become more intense than we've seen so far this season." Reduced wind shear and lower air pressure across the Atlantic Ocean are factors in the revised forecast. In addition, the water temperatures of the Atlantic are above normal the third warmest on record. McClatchy-TribunePanel: Privatization numbers for custodial work add upIn a wide-ranging three hour discussion on Friday, members of the Monroe County School Board's Audit and Finance Committee agreed with a private firm's representation that the district could save more than $1 million annually by outsourcing its custodial department. Committee members, meeting in special session at the behest of the School Board to take a closer look at the numbers, deemed the projected savings "materially correct." Now the recommendation goes to the board on Tuesday at its 3 p.m. meeting at the district's Key West administrative building. School Board members will decide whether to award the $2.1 million contract (with two renewable years) to Cleveland, Ohio-based GCA Services to clean all the public schools in the Keys; included in that is the provision that the district's 70 custodians have an opportunity to be hired by GCA. It costs the district about $3.6 million to run its custodial operation. The projected savings come in to play when you compare the salary levels. GCAwould pay a cumulative $1.3 million to those 70 workers while the district pays $2.4 million. Additionally, employee payments for insurance would increase substantially with GCA. "The fundamental presumption," schools watchdog Ed Davidson of Marathon told committee members, "is people will be willing to work just as hard for essentially a 50 percent cut in wages and benefits. If that's true, the alternative is to do it in house and retain the employees. If they're willing to do that, we could do it in house and not outsource at all." He pointed out that it would not be the actual workers that would go away, but the management; that job belongs now, and has for the past 15 years, to Jeff Barrow, assistant director of facilities and maintenance. "We're paying somebody else to manage a program that we haven't managed very well ourselves," Davidson said. Committee member Larry Murray wondered aloud of GCA: "Why can't we do what you do? Why do we have to bring someone else in? I'm not saying you can't, that's just a hell of a commentary on the way we do business." Barrow conceded that "what we're really doing is adjusting salaries." Murray, who grew up in the labor stronghold of Detroit, had a different interpretation. "What we're really talking about," he said, "is union busting." United Teachers of Monroe President Holly Hommell-Gorman was on hand for the meeting and assured committee members that if privatization goes through, there will be additional costs to the district cutting down on the estimated savings associated with litigating a claim of unfair labor practices. "It would be irresponsible of me to not say there will be litigation fees," she said. "There is a contracting-out provision in our contract that provides for the way it should be done and the School District is choosing not to do that." UTM already has one claim of unfair labor practices filed with the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission over employee furlough days. GCApoint man Bernie Decker said it would take about a month for his company to transition into Monroe County and that, if its $2.1 million estimate turns out not to be sufficient to cover costs, the balance would come out of GCA's pockets. "If we take it on the chin, we take it on the chin," he said. "Our reputation is worth that. This is all we do."Now the contract goes to the boardMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSdelay in transition to performance pay for teachers; and outsourcing custodial work. None of that is in the contract. Jara maintains UTM doesn't need to sign off on the cuts. "I guess it's a matter of interpretation," he said. "We can take action. I have the authority to make those recommendations to the School Board. That's our position." The board has approved a budget of $82,265,271 for the fiscal year that started July 1 but still has a deficit, based on expected tax revenue, of $2.7 million. After making more than $5 million in cuts, Jara has identified $3.23 million in further reductions, those listed above. They would put the district in the black. If not adopted, the district would be in the red against state rules. State statute outlines two processes that legislative bodies or unions can use to essentially send the matter to a magistrate for a decision on whether unilateral cuts can be made: "Financial urgency" and "impasse." An impasse triggers a hearing followed by a recommendation, while a financial urgency starts 14 days of negotiations that culminate with the beginning of the impasse process. The confusing part is that neither move requires a defined threshold. Meck said the issue is being litigated all over the state. In the meantime public budget hearings are scheduled for Aug. 23 and Sept. 6, both starting at 6 p.m. at Coral Shores High School and Marathon High School, respectively.What now with contract?From Union,1A at [the Aug. 17 County Commission meeting in Marathon] to reiterate that the proposal is unacceptable." "I was expecting they would possibly counter-offer, but that hasn't happened," Limbert-Barrows said. Gottwald 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 in the Keys: Stand Up, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Stock Island and the Humane Animal Care Coalition in the Upper Keys. The two latter audits turned up minimal concerns. But the Stand Up audit showed that, among other things, Gottwald bought herself a sport utility vehicle and spent shelter money on her personal entertainment, In April, the County Commission awarded new nonprofit Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys of which Mader is a board member a contract for $232,556 per year. Deal rejectedFrom Settlement,1ABy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comstandout from his month abroad was a week spent living in a traditional nomadic tent, or ger, working, eating and sleeping alongside a host family. "It was life-changing," he said. "That was amazing. Seeing people I'd never see or hear from see how they live and actually live it for a week was really eye-opening." That week was spent in Delger Khaan with a family of eight with children ranging in age from infancy to 18 who shares a single ger and gets by raising sheep and goats. Each day started and ended helping his host mother milk cows. In between was herding livestock into an area to be penned, tied and sheared. "They don't turn on the one small light they had in the ger until it got really dark," Malcolm said. "I had an LED headlamp, a really bright light, and they would ask me to shine it at stuff; I'd turn it on the brightest setting and they'd go do stuff. "It made things so much easier with such a simple thing as a bright light. I got their mailing address and I'm planning on mailing them several flashlights and a picture of me and them I took." That wasn't the only primitive aspect of daily life in Mongolia; Malcom explained that nomadic people put less emphasis on permanent bathroom facilities than is common in America. "They point out to this one area in the field and say go over there; you go over there and dig a hole and do your business. There's no outhouse. They don't really make things that permanent." In addition to Mongolia, students from the three public Keys high schools took cultural learning trips this summer to Chile, Turkey, Morocco, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Spain, France, Thailand, Argentina, Australia, China and South Africa. "If I'm going to go somewhere," Malcom said, "I want to have an experience that no one else has. I wanted to go somewhere I probably wouldn't have the chance to go again." Experiment in International Living, founded in 1932, has sent more than 70,000 students to 29 countries; for more information, visit www. experimentinternational living.org.Trip life-changing'From International,1AMarina fees to remain stableCity of Marathon Marina fees won't go up next fiscal year, but some capital infrastructure projects will move forward, City Council members decided Tuesday. At a budget workshop reviewing special revenue and enterprise funds totaling $5.72 million, council members decided to go ahead with projects such as building a Grassy Key fire station and a splash park at the City Hall events field. The capital infrastructure budget, which City Finance Director Peter Rosasco called "austere," also includes $50,000 for "pre-planning" for a city hall. That won't happen for at least three years since the City Council earlier this year signed a new lease to continue using William Scotsman Inc. trailers to house city offices. Rosasco said the city's budgeted $850,000 toward the fire station for fiscal year 2011-12. He said that covers two-thirds of the roughly $1.1 million cost. Also included in the infrastructure budget are plans for the splash park between 98th and 99th streets. The 10-acre lot was purchased for $1.4 million in 2003, part of which was funded by a Florida Communities Trust recreation grant. "We're required to spend $400,000 on a project at the park in order to not return grant money we've received," Rosasco said. The proposed $5.72 million infrastructure budget is down $1.18 million from the current year. That includes the elimination of a pair of grants totaling $835,000 and a $282,207 drop, from $2.39 million to $2.1 million, in sales tax revenue. Capital infrastructure is by far the city's largest special revenue fund. The others are vehicle replacement ($1.43 million), street maintenance ($1.25 million), debt service ($975,648) and impact fees ($423,795). The city's enterprise funds marina, sewers and stormwater are the three not financed with property taxes. Several council members voiced concern with Rosasco reporting the marina is expected to collect $40,000 under the current year's $700,000 budget, or $660,000. The marina earned $671,329 in fiscal year 2009-10. "That may be because of the economic downturn, but we thought we should budget to an amount that we really will receive this year. This is based on existing rates and the actual amount we plan to receive in the current fiscal year," he said. Rosasco also reported the city will not propose rate increases at the marina, as Ports Director Richard Tanner did last September. The council shot down those increases. Mayor Ginger Snead said she believes the council should consider "restructuring" rates to get "the most bang for the buck" out of the marina.New firehouse is on city's front burnerMARATHON By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Federal agents seize drug bales at oceanside dockFederal agents seized what appeared to a massive amount of drugs late Friday afternoon at the fuel dock at the Pilot House Restaurant in Key Largo, but specifics of what the drugs were, how many people were arrested and how the bust went down couldn't be determined at press time. What was known, according to an official somewhat familiar with the operation: "It was a boat coming in with illegal aliens and they had dope aboard." U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, apparently aware the boat was coming in, cuffed at least two men there may have been three on the vessel and offloaded into an unmarked sport utility vehicle what appeared to be a dozen or so bales wrapped in cardboard and duct tape. State and local law enforcement were also on the scene, helping to secure the area. Last week, a pair of Merritt Island men found what is thought to be a brick of cocaine while fishing off Marathon. One of the men snorted some of the contents and later died. Asked about that then, Deputy Becky Herrin from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said there have been several bale sightings off the Keys in recent weeks.At least two men detained at fuel dockKeynoter StaffKEY LARGO Photo by DAVID GOODHUEA federal agent finishes loading the bales into an unmarked SUV.It's unclear if the case of Budweiser he's holding held beer or drugs.
Saturday,August 6,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com What each agency pays for fleet managementMonroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi has floated the idea of what he calls a public service alliance when it comes to maintaining government auto fleets.He said he plans to explore the concept with all Keys and governments and other agencies. The Keynoter obtained fleet information from all five Keys cities plus eight other bodies.Layton is not listed because it has no vehicles and only four part-time employees. Government fleets include vehicles besides cars and trucks.For example,of Monroe County's 706-unit fleet,just 144 are county-owned cars,trucks or SUVs.The rest are a variety of equipment,including:260 Sheriff's Office's vehicles (according to that agency).70 pieces of mediumand heavy-duty equipment like tractors,chippers,loaders and backhoes.61 fixed and portable generators.58 pieces of small equipment like lawnmowers,trimmers and pumps.27 heavy-duty trucks.Two medium-duty trucks. The figures are broken down by fleet size,number of overall employees,maintenance budget and method. Maintenance budgets include salaries,fuel and other costs. SizeEmployeesBudgetMaintenance Monroe County706500$3.1 millionIn-house,some outsource Marathon4058 full-time $140,098In-house,some outsource School District1401,107$2.1 millionIn-house Islamorada1971 full-time $19,280Outsourced Key Colony Beach711 full-time$20,200In-house,some outsource Mosquito Control9179 full-time $333,651Both in-house and outsource Key West300452$978,800In-house Key Largo sewer district640$30,000Both in-house and outsource Keys Energy105139$786,537In-house,minimal outsource Electric Co-op123120$1.3 millionIn-house,minimal outsource Aqueduct Authority165254$502,000In-house,minimal outsource Sheriff's Office265462.5$690,016In-house,some outsource Totals1,9673,293.5$10 million After years of talks during which Marathon supported building a joint station with the county a joint station county Fire Chief Jim Callahan vehemently protested the city finally said enough and in April moved forward to hire an architect for its Grassy Key station. The county has also since moved on and is planning its own station on Conch Key. They're just four miles apart, at mile markers 59 and 63, respectively. Up the Keys, the village of Islamorada and Key Largo sewer board have gone back and forth for years on a shared sewer system. Finally, a deal looks to be close, with the village sending its sewage to a Key Largo plant, but there are lots of details yet to be worked out. And back in 2005, Monroe County and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority struggled to come to an agreement to construct central sewers in the unincorporated area. Ultimately only after severe tongue lashings from then-Gov. Bush and other state Cabinet members a deal was struck with the county finding the funding for sewers and the utility installing and maintaining them. County Commissioner George Neugent bet his fellow board members a dinner that Gastesi's pitch for countywide fleet management "goes nowhere." He reiterated that Friday. "I say good luck and the deal's still on the table if anyone wants to bet a dinner. And I hope I'm wrong," Neugent said. "No one wants to give up the control and sometimes it just doesn't mesh. It would be a wonderful thing for as many entities as we could bring together to create an economy of scale that would reduce the cost of operations. I'm fully on board with that." "With a lot of these issues it seems like there is an economy of scale to be achieved, but when you work out the numbers it's not fair," Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt said. "The math is usually detrimental to one of the parties."Neugent: Good luck'From Fleet,1A The Monroe County School District's buses and county vehicles like this truck would be in the mix for a countywide fleet management system. Deadline's Tuesday to file for City CouncilTime is running out on anyone looking to challenge incumbents Mike Cinque and Richard Keating for a seat on the Marathon City Council this fall. Cinque and Keating were the only candidates to file the necessary 60 petitions by July 5 to put their names on the ballot. Each made it official this week during the qualifying period that began at noon Tuesday. It and ends at noon this coming Tuesday. The election is Nov. 8. Cinque seeks his third consecutive term on the council, while Keating is finishing his first. Other prospective candidates can still file during the qualifying period, but doing so means paying a $720 fee. According to the county Supervisor of Elections Office, if no one else qualifies, it would be the first time since Marathon's incorporation in 1999 that no election is held. Cinque and Keating would be re-elected to two-year terms unopposed and the city would save the $36,000 cost of holding an election. Areferendum gauging Marathon residents'desire for commercial air service at Florida Keys Marathon Airport was placed on the January ballot in case there is no November election. Voting is at large in Marathon, meaning whoever gets the most votes for the open seats is elected. In this case, if there is an election with three or more candidates, the top two vote getters would be elected. Cinque has said he wants to see the city's central sewer system finished and that he hopes the city will acquire Boot Key island as an eco-park. He also wants more beautification of U.S. 1. Keating has also said he wants to see sewers complete, as well as a new fire station on Grassy Key.If no one else does,there's no fall electionMARATHON ELECTION 2011 United Way of the Florida Keys is proud to announce that its time to School Supply Drive benefiting students of Monroe County Partnering organizations Monroe County Schools,School Advisory Councils (SACs), School Boosters,Clear Channel Radio,Keys Radio Group Sponsors Publix,Iberia Bank,BB&T Bank,First State Bank,Office Depot,Kmart,Office Max,Winn-Dixie,Gemini Printing Upper Keys Publix,Office Depot,Kmart,Winn Dixie Marathon Publix,Office Depot,Kmart,Winn Dixie Key West Publix,Office Max,Kmart,Winn DixieBut theres more...United Way Campaign Kickoffs with food 11 am to 2 pmAug. 12 Winn-Dixie,Key West Aug. 13All 3 Publix StoresKey Largo,Marathon,Key West Aug. 14 Office Depot,Key Largo; Office Depot,Mara thon, Office Max,Key WestLive Radio BroadcastsSaturday,Aug.13,11 am to 1 pm at all 3 Keys Publix locations Sunday,Aug.14,11 am to 1 pm at Office Depot,Office Max Donations of school supplies will be accepted 10 am to 6 pm during the 3-day sales tax holiday August 12,13,14 at the following retailers: By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Opinion & EditorialSaturday,August 6,2011 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. 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Forty-two years ago on Aug.15,the Woodstock Music & Art Fair kicked off on a 600-acre farm in tiny upstate Bethel, N.Y.Farmer Max Yasgur rented his land to festival organizers for around $50,000,and what was expected to be a modest event of 40,000 people grew into a cultural milestone that drew 500,000 over three days to hear performers such as Jimi Hendrix,Santana and the Grateful Dead.Not generally known is that two years after Woodstock,in 1971,Yasgur moved to Marathon,where accounts indicate he was a Realtor.Suffering chest pains,he died at Fishermen's Hospital on Feb.9,1973.He was 53.Yasgur is forever memorialized in Joni Mitchell's song Woodstock'in these lines:I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm,I'm going to join in a rock n roll band.I'm going to camp out on the land,I'm going to try an'get my soul free.'CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALLand-plan changes shouldn't be easyLETTERS TO THE EDITORFWC just enforcing lawAn issue was brought to my attention recently and I wanted to respond to provide a better understanding of the role of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Division of Law Enforcement in boating activities. I wanted to particularly address a trespass issue on Wisteria Island near Key West. The FWC is responsible for keeping Florida's waterways healthy, safe and navigable for everyone including sailors, power boaters, fishers and kayakers to enjoy. We protect Florida's people and natural resources, as described in Chapter 20 of Florida statutes. Our officers have full police powers and statewide jurisdiction. FWC officers protect both public and private lands, particularly those situated in or near Florida's woods and waters. In general, the state of Florida owns most submerged lands and typically keeps them open to the public. This allows the public to legally walk along the mean high water mark on beaches, even behind privately owned homes. However, some submerged lands are actually owned by private entities or other governments. Wisteria Island is a privately owned island off of Key West. There has been much debate over the years regarding activities on and around the island. The island and submerged lands around it were purchased from Monroe County by a private corporation in 1972. This provided a perimeter of private land around the island; in short, the island and beach are privately owned. There are similar private land holdings around the state, such as in Old Tampa Bay and some parts of the city of St. Augustine. Generally, the FWC does not set out to identify trespass violations, but FWC officers do patrol near Wisteria Island, often because of the consistent presence of derelict vessels and the island's proximity to busy Key West Harbor. When trespassing is apparent, particularly if our officers have previously warned the subjects or if signs are posted as in the case of Wisteria Island, it is the FWC's responsibility and duty to address the violation. You would expect no less of any sworn law enforcement officer who is protecting your home, business, marina, etc. Even though the island is clearly marked with "no trespassing" signs, FWC officers do not normally cite a trespasser unless he or she has been previously verbally warned. The FWC prides itself on efficiently enforcing Florida's laws and providing quality services to the state. With your help, we will continue to improve. If you witness something that you think is inappropriate or wrong, I urge you to report it. We like to hear how we are doing, whether it is positive or negative. Please contact Maj. Alfredo Escanio, regional commander for the Keys and Miami area, at (305) 9562500 Ext. 101. Col. Jim Brown, director FWC Law Enforcement Tallahassee Editor's note: The letter writer started with the then-Florida Marine Patrol in 1981 and was stationed in the Florida Keys until 1995, working his way up the ranks.Deputies showed restraintIn reflecting on the tragedy a few months ago when a woman police officer was killed speeding to the assistance of what she thought was an officer in trouble, I am amazed at what that high rate of speed is like. Why? Because on July 18, as my wife and I were driving north on the Overseas Highway, we experienced a highly scary situation. Ablack sport utility vehicle roared by us so fast, I did not even pick it up in my rearview mirror. Followed by a Sheriff's Office unit chasing it but sensibly not going at that rate of speed, we were shocked at how dangerous this was. It was raining and overcast, and the black SUVdid have a siren. This was as we approached a bridge somewhere north of Niles Channel on our way back from a weekend in Key West. It doesn't take much imagination to realize what could have happened had this speeding SUVstruck any one of a number of vehicles heading in either direction on that stretch of road, with two lanes and a center turning lane. It would have been a deadly event. The police had both ends of every bridge manned almost into Key Largo. We don't know if they caught the person fleeing as of yet. One report said it was going in excess of 100 mph. The point is that it brought back the memory of the unfortunate death of the woman officer and the case of the young man who was charged for pulling out in front of the officer and failing to stop and give assistance. My thought is how in the world does somebody pick up a vehicle coming at you at speeds like this in time to react, lights or no lights and siren or no siren? Our hats are off to the officers who were doing their jobs on July 18. It provides a brief peek into the real dangers for our men and women who protect us. Frank Simmons Delray BeachAn appellate court ruling handed down this week in Palm Beach County is casting a big wake in legal circles with implications for Monroe County. The Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach reversed lower courts in a case involving the right of Palm Beach County commissioners to permit rock mining in an environmentally sensitive area. The permit was issued even though the county's comprehensive land-use plan limits rock mining in the Everglades Agricultural Area for public purposes only. The question turned on whether the County Commission could ignore its own land-use plan. The appellate court, in a unanimous decision, said no. That issue of local control over land-use regulation is becoming a hot potato here in the Keys, where the County Commission on Aug. 17 considers tighter restrictions on commission power to override Monroe County's comprehensive plan. Under a proposal floated late last year by District 5 Commissioner Sylvia Murphy, changes would require a super-majority vote (four of the five commissioners) instead of a simple majority. Murphy raised concerns in December following the November election of Republican Rick Scott as governor. Among his campaign promises was one to dial back the state's role as development watchdog. He took aim at the Department of Community Affairs, which has had final oversight and approval over Keys development for decades after the Keys were declared an Area of Critical State Concern. The state's move to dismantle DCAmeans the County Commission becomes even more of a critical gatekeeper, says state Rep. Ron Saunders. "We always had the assurance that if a county commission got crazy and stupid, the DCAwas there as our backup. Now we do not have that assurance," Saunders told the Keynoter last year. It was DCAintervention that proved critical in 2009 to stop massive development on Stock Island of a 300-room hotel, marina, retail shops and ferry terminal green-lighted on a split-vote by a previous county commission. That vote to override the county's own land plan, led by the so-called Gang of Three, ultimately brought defeat at the polls for Dixie Spehar, Sonny McCoy and then Mario Di Gennaro. The current commission has a much better track record when it comes to being a watchdog over ill-conceived development. But that's little guarantee some future commission might not be more reckless. Richard Grosso, the attorney who represented the 1000 Friends of Florida in the Palm Beach County case, told the Florida News Service the appellate court's ruling will reinforce local growth controls at a time when state lawmakers have weakened state oversight of growth management. "Once they are written, comprehensive plans mean what they say," Grosso said, "not what a majority of county commissioners think should happen." When the idea of a super-majority vote was floated last December, we editorialized in support of the proposal. After what's happened to gut DCAsince Scott took office in January, we are even more convinced this is a good move.With DCAweakened, Keys need to tighten local controlsReward grows in turtle-shooting caseFor an endangered sea turtle shot through the head with a spear, Sarah seems to be doing pretty well. "This turtle must be living a charmed life," said Richie Moretti, founder of the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. "At least since the moment when she got speared." The 125-pound juvenile loggerhead was found off Big Pine Key late Wednesday. After treatment, she could be released in about a month, if her recovery proceeds as expected. Areward fund for information leading to the arrest of the person who fired the powerful spear gun at the protected marine reptile now tops $1,000. "Everybody who hears about this is incensed to see one of our animals hurt so senselessly," Moretti said. Moretti offered a $500 reward, which was quickly matched by the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association. "Keys commercial fishermen are always very much concerned about our marine environment," said Executive Director Bill Kelly. "We work very closely with Richie Moretti and the Turtle Hospital." Islamorada backcountry guide Matt Bellinger added three full fishing days aboard his Bamboo Charters boat to the fund. "Turtles have held a special place in Matt's heart since he was a marine biology student," said his wife, Anna. Around sunset Wednesday, Nick Borg of Big Pine Key was fishing with his father about three miles offshore, midway to Looe Key Reef, when they spotted the sea turtle struggling at the surface, the shaft of an aluminum spear protruding from its skull. After calling the U.S. Coast Guard, the Borgs were asked to take the turtle aboard and meet Turtle Hospital manager JoEllen Basile on shore. Turtle Hospital veterinarian Doug Mader and a rescue unit from Big Pine Key Fire Station 13 also responded. Firefighters had to use their power tools to cut the spear in half so the wounded animal could fit in the Turtle Hospital's van. The would-be poacher unintentionally "made a perfect shot to not seriously hurt the turtle," Moretti said. "It basically went through the skull but missed the eye." "Everybody did exactly the right thing to keep this turtle alive. She might not have lasted another day in the wild," Moretti said. "We kept her out of the water until Thursday, then put her into a tank," he said. "She was very happy to see some sea water." Rescuers named the turtle Sarah after Borgs'daughter, although the sex of the relatively young animal is a guess loggerhead sea turtles do not reach sexual maturity until age 25 or so. Turtle medics will keep a watch for infection over the coming weeks. "Right now, it looks like this story will have a happy ending," Moretti said. He added, "Now we have to find the person who did this to her." About three months ago, the remains of a turtle its meat cut away were discovered in a Big Pine canal. No arrests were made in that case. Also, the butchered remains of a turtle were discovered in Marathon three years ago. Anyone with information on the spearing case can call the Turtle Hospital at 7432552.Loggerhead found with speared skullKEYS WILDLIFEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah is recuperating and could be eligible for release back into the ocean in about a month.
ANew York-based company purchased Cheeca Lodge and Spa earlier this week for a reported $100 million. The Daily Business Review reported that buyer Northwood Investors paid about $100 million for the 27acre, iconic oceanfront resort on Upper Matecumbe Key. Northwood Hospitality President David E. McCaslin confirmed the sale, but declined to name the price. Northwood Hospitality is the hotel arm of Northwood Investors. The company formed a limited liability company called NWCL, which was granted licenses to operate the 214-room hotel and its associated amenities by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on July 28. McCaslin said Cheeca Holdings'Jerry Johnson had the property for sale through a broker for "quite some time," and Northwood had begun expressing interest in buying it about four months ago. McCaslin said his company plans to operate the resort for the "next seven or eight years." Johnson, who also has resort properties in Jackson Hole, Wyo., was said to be out of the country. His nephew, former Cheeca general manager Jeremy Johnson, declined to comment. According to McCaslin, other than two "staff changes," which he would not elaborate on, he didn't expect any layoffs to result from the sale. In fact, he said the resort could add jobs, but not until the tourist season starts in late fall or early winter. Current general manager Herbert Spiegel will stay on under Northwood Hospitality's ownership, McCaslin said. "We look forward to continuing our commitment to the Florida Keys community and all of our neighbors. We would also like to welcome back all of our past guests to see what we have accomplished here,"Spiegel wrote in a press release. Spiegel returned to Cheeca in September 2010, after a 10-year absence. He didn't return calls for comment by press time. McCaslin said the one significant change will be in the geographical targeting of Cheeca marketing. "Cheeca is already wellknown in the Keys and throughout South Florida. Our goal is to promote it within the Northeastern United States and in international markets," McCaslin said. Northwood Investors and Northwood Hospitality own and operate nine properties throughout the world, including the New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan, the Alden Houston Hotel in Houston and the Defense Plaza building in Paris, according to its website. McCaslin said his company doesn't have any plans to make any physical changes at Cheeca. "The previous owners did a tremendous amount of work to the resort, and we don't think it needs any more renovation," he said. Johnson and partners purchased the resort in 2003, and spent about $30 million redoing the property in 2005. Then, a New Year's Eve 2008 fire destroyed much of the main building, closing the resort. The resort reopened in December 2009. Keys Sunday editor Karen Quist contributed this report. Saturday,August 6,2011 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com KEY LARGO Ocean Reef ChapelOcean Reef Drive 367-2049 Church of Christ MM 100.7 451-1194 Key Largo Baptist MM 106 451-1642 St Justin Martyr MM 105.5 451-1316Church of the Nazarene MM 100 451-1142Lighthouse on the Rock MM 99.3 451-6212 First Baptist Church MM 99 451-2265Seventh Day Adventist MM 98.5 852-0899 TAVERNIER Coral Isles ChurchDr. Bonnie Frost, Pastor Contemporary worship and Childrens Church School Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call for our schedule of activities and programs. MM 90 852-5813Burton Memorial United Methodist MM 93 852-2581Keys Jewish Community Center MM 93 852-5235 Church of God MM 90.5 852-5996 Immanual Lutheran Sunday Service 10 amMM 90.2 ocean side Tavernier 305-852-8711 www.KeysLutheran.orgSan Pedro Catholic ChurchRev. John Peloso Sunday 9 am & 11 am, Saturday Vigil 5 pm, Mon., Thur. & Friday 8:30 am, Tues. Communion Service 8:30 am MM 89.5 305-852-5372Spirit and Truth Ministries MM 89.5 852-7975 ISLAMORADA First Baptist Church MM 81.2 664-4910 United Methodist MM 81 664-3661St. James the FishermanHoly Eucharist Sunday 9 am www.stjamesthefisherman.orgMM 87.5 Bayside Islamorada 305-852-8468 LAYTON Community Baptist Layton Dr. 664-2430 MARATHON First Baptist 62nd St. 743-5134Community Methodist MM 48 743-5107 St Columba Episcopal 52nd St. 743-6412 San Pablo Catholic 122nd St. 289-0636 New Life MM 49 743-7165 Calvary Baptist 76th St. 743-6838New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist 42nd St. 743-3300Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall 98th St. 743-3679Seventh-Day Adventist Loggerhead Ln. 743-4796 Church of Christ 26th St. 743-5397 Martin Luther Chapel 122nd St. Gulf 289-0700 BIG PINE KEY St. Peter Catholic MM 30 872-2537St. Francis In the Keys Episcopal Key Deer Blvd. 872-2547Lord of the Seas Lutheran Key Deer Blvd. 872-3612 First Baptist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2542 United Methodist Key Deer Blvd. 872-2470Vineyard Christian Fellowship County Rd. 872-3404St. Andrews Orthodox Mission Key Deer Blvd. 872-1453Jehovahs Witness Kingdom Hall MM 28 872-7000 SUGARLOAF KEY Sugarloaf Baptist Crane Blvd. 745-2661 Calvary Chapel 17175 O/S Hwy. 240-9673 BIG COPPITT KEY First Baptist Church Ave F 294-4118Keys Chapel Orthodox Presbyterian Coppitt Rd. 294-8256 STOCK ISLANDKey West Baptist Temple 2nd Ave. 294-3411 Covenant WordMacDonald Ave. 292-1119 KEY WEST Church of Christ Von Phister St. 296-3331 Church of God White St. 296-8844Cornish Memorial AME Zion Whitehead St. 294-2350 Fifth St Baptist 5th St. 294-2255 Glad Tidings United St. 296-5773 Grace Lutheran Flagler St. 296-5161 United Methodist Eaton St. 296-2392Metropolitan Community Petronia St. 294-8912Peace Covenant Presbyterian Flagler Ave. 294-1223Southernmost Prayer and Faith Fleming St. 292-6416 Unity of the Keys Virginia St. 296-5888St. James First Missionary Baptist Olivia St. 296-5593St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Windsor Ln. 294-1018 Christian Science Elizabeth St. 296-8215Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Northside Dr. 294-9400 St Pauls Episcopal Duval St. 296-5142 Trinity Presbyterian Simonton St. 296-3318Impact Community Seventh-Day Adventist Fifth St. 393-9554 Unitarian Universalist Georgia St. 296-4369 BNai Zion United St. 294-3437 Chabad Jewish Center Trinity Dr. 295-0013 Salvation Army Flagler Rd. 294-5611 Seventh-Day Adventist Thomas St. 522-3693 Get Fit Family Boot Camp Southard St. 294-4351 Houses of Worship Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon, FL MM 51.5Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! The Worship Directory is a service of the Keynoter. Basic listings are included free. To place an expanded paid listing, call the Classifieds department at (305) 743-5551. Have lots of potted plants on your property? There is a good chance that your plant trivets are holding water and breeding mosquitoes. Dump or get rid of your plant trivets and keep your property mosquito-free this summer. Tip of the WeekFor more tips and current information go to:www.keysmosquito.org or call 305-292-7190 BusinessCheeca Lodge soldNew York firm plans to refocus marketing effortsBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keynoter.comLODGING File photoA view of Cheeca Lodge's main building,shortly after the resort reopened in December 2009.Most of the building had burned in a New Year's Eve fire the year before.NEWSMAKERSHospital promotes Sandy Islands Sandy Islands has been promoted to behavioral health program manager at Lower Keys Medical Center. She joined the hospital as a licensed mental health counselor in October. Islands has bachelor's and master's degrees in speech pathology from West Virginia University, a master's in counseling and guidance from West Virginia and a doctorate from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. Islands is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified addictions professional and substance abuse counselor. She has served as interim manager at dePooMemorial Hospital since June. Islands formerly worked at the Guidance Care Center in Key West. Hospital names new PT chiefLower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island has promoted Key West native Amy Johnson to physical therapy manager. Johnson joined the hospital as a physical therapist in April 2009. She had been serving as the interim manager. Johnson has a bachelor's in psychology from Florida State University and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of South Florida. Centennial honors batch of tellers Centennial Bank has honored a group of its employees with the Star Teller award. Receiving the monthly recognition were Fausta Moreira, Marathon main; Mary Jamison, Summerland; Dee Bergstrom, Islamorada; Cintia Companioni and Denisse Parrado, Marathon midtown; April Serpa, Key West Roosevelt; Joyski Carrasco and Vincent Hall, Key Largo; and Becky Deutsch, Key West Whitehead. ISLANDS JOHNSON
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Saturday,August 6,2011 Vacant lot getting greeneryThe Key West City Commission on Tuesday gave a local homeowners association permission to beautify a piece of unused city property that formerly stored inoperable police cars and other vehicles. With the OK in hand, groundskeepers employed by the Steamplant Condominium Association will plant about one acre of city property on Trumbo Road across from the Key West Ferry Terminal with 37 green buttonwoods, 19 royal palms and grass for a cost of about $29,000. The city is allowing the plantings, along with access for maintenance crews, for $200 annually, all considered in a licensing agreement. Ed Swift, the developer of the Steamplant condos, told commissioners the goal of the project is to beautify the property adjacent to the condos to cut down on blowing dust and provide owners with a better view. Assistant City Manager David Fernandez recommended the project: "The purpose of this agreement is to eliminate a dust bowl and plant trees. We didn't want those trees to be planted and that grass to be planted and then have the city bear the expense of watering and cutting with our limited budget and limited staff. "We can either hold it as a dustbowl or hold it in green, beautified condition," he said. Commissioner Teri Johnston, the lone dissenting vote, expressed concerns about adverse possession and granting a for-profit entity use of city property. But Assistant City Attorney Larry Erskine said the agreement is different from a lease and revocable with 30 days notice. "By its nature, a license is revocable," he said. "That's part of the deal. The only thing they can do with the property is plant the specific trees in the specific places on that sketch and maintain the property." Commissioner Mark Rossi suggested that if the lot is going to be landscaped, why not add some benches and picnic tables and open it up as a public park. After some feedback from city staff, including the affect on the liability by converting the parcel into a park and the need to be able to close the area off to vagrants in the evening, that idea was put off for further study.Condo group to finance trees and maintenanceKEY WEST 30313 Overseas Hwy MM 30.3 Big Pine Key (305) 872-1882 www .bar esolesandals.com 15% OFF STOREWIDE 15% OFF 1 5 % O F F STOREWIDE S T O R E W I D E Present coupon to receive discount. Not valid with other offers or sale item s Offer expires August 13, 2011 By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKeynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThis vacant city-owned lot will be planted with grass and trees in the coming weeks by employees of the Steamplant Condominium Association;the folks driving the push,in the building on the left,are tired of dust blowing onto their patios and the scarified parcel disrupting their water views.Council takes up dolphin, grouperAstep toward ending a ban on deepwater grouper fishing could be adopted by federal fishery officials, meeting Tuesday in South Carolina. However, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council may also approve new rules on dolphin that would ban charterboat crews from selling excess catch. The focus of the special one-day meeting in Charleston will be to establish annual catch limits for several marine species including mackerel, wahoo, black grouper and dolphin this year. "The primary reason for this meeting is to meet the congressionally mandated timeline for the MagnusonStevens Act," council spokeswoman Kim Iverson said. Species being considered Tuesday are not classified as being currently overfished. After the South Atlantic council sets fish catch limits in its jurisdiction which includes oceanside waters of the Florida Keys the rules will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Commerce for final review and adoption before Jan. 1. In general, no specific actions on bag limits will be triggered by Tuesday's decisions. Any rules affecting individual fishermen will be drawn using the newly established catch limits. For dolphin (also known as mahi mahi), the council will receive a recommended annual catch limit of about 13.5 million pounds for the recreational fishery, and 1 million pounds for the commercial fishery. Also proposed is a recreational "target" limit on dolphin of 11.6 million pounds, a number that would serve as a red flag to managers that additional action or study may be warranted, Iverson said. One specific rule on dolphin will be considered to "prohibit bag-limit sales of dolphin from for-hire vessels." Traditionally, many charter boats keep a share of large dolphin catches that are often are sold by crew members. That hinders the ability to track commercial and recreational catches separately, Iverson said. Even charterboats with a federal commercial permit for dolphin would be allowed to sell dolphin only if they are not caught while on a for-hire recreational trip. Meanwhile, the South Atlantic council is moving to end a closure on deepwater grouper fishing beyond the 240-depths in federal water. That controversial ban went into effect in January to protect two overfished grouper species, but applies to all bottom fishing. "It is the council's intent to have that 240-foot closure removed by the end of the year," Iverson said. The South Atlantic Council's Tuesday meeting will be carried live on the Web at www.sfamc.net .Catch sharesRepresentatives from commercial-fishing groups, including the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association, hailed this week's move by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to limit the effects of federal catchshare programs. "I have met with many local fishermen from my congressional district and they all complain about the adverse affects of these catch-share programs," Ros-Lehtinen said. "They are adamantly opposed to the privatization of one of our greatest natural resources, which is a primary component of catch shares." Catch shares allocate a specific percentage of a fishery to each commercial harvester, depending on the fisherman's catch history. Abill being co-sponsored by Ros-Lehtinen would require approval by a majority of active fishermen in a targeted species for a new catchshare plan to be enacted. In addition, any catch-share program that eliminates 15 percent or more of fishers in a program would be eliminated.Regulators may lift the ban on bottom fishingON THE WATER By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comNEWS BRIEFSLife celebration planned for GravesFormer Upper Keys Rotary President Candi Graves has died of complications from cancer, and a celebration of life is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holiday Isle Resort in Islamorada. Graves had just closed out her Rotary presidential term and, in that role, had been among the leaders to stage the annual Giant Nautical Flea Market at Founders Park. The market raises money for scholarships for Upper Keys students. Memorial donations can be made to the Upper Keys Rotary Foundation for the benefit of Take Stock In Children, a local scholarship program.
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,AUGUST 6,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 3B Veggy options There's no need to struggle to get your kids to eat their vegetables,an expert says. Story, 3B Dueling moons? Is it possible that Earth used to have two moons,and one simply beat the other to a pulp? Story, 4B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Hurricanes put focus on conditioningAjamboree victory to close spring football practice serves "as a springboard" for Coral Shores High School's fall preseason practice that opens Monday, says the Hurricane head coach. "Our spring practice and jamboree win gave us confidence and prepared us for what has been a great summer program," said Ed Holly, preparing for his first varsity campaign at the Upper Keys high school. "Now we have to build on that success by having a great fall camp that leads us into the season," he said. "We're excited to get started." The good news for Hurricane football players turning out Monday is that traditional two-a-day preseason practices will be replaced by one evening session. The bad news: That one daily practice in two preschool weeks will last four hours, from 5 to 9 p.m. "We'll continue lifting [weights] every day, and have the opportunity to work on special teams and everything else," Holly said. Cane coaches were cheered by a consistent turnout of 26 athletes who regularly took part in summer-long weightlifting sessions. "We'll be lifting all through the regular season, every day except game day," Holly said. Coaches won't know until Monday how many players turn out to fill the preseason roster but are confident at least 25 to 30 will be ready to go. That group likely includes more than a dozen returning regulars from last season's 27 season, and nearly all the starters from May's 14-0 win over Palmer Trinity in the spring jamboree. An enthusiastic contingent of newly arriving freshmen should provide enough numbers to revive Coral Shores'junior-varsity football program, Holly said. "Our young guys accounted for a lot of the people who stayed involved in the summer [weightlifting] program," he said. "We will have a JVteam this year," he said. "Letting those guys gain experience and play together will be a very important part of building our varsity program." Holly's staff includes coaches from spring drills, including defensive coordinator Rob Harper, line coach Jack Niedbalski and receivers coach Barney Rich. Other coaches, including an offensive coordinator, are expected to join the squad. Former Hurricane head coach Jeff Meyers "will be on the field with us," Holly said. "We're happy he's agreed to keep an eye on us." Coral Shores has scheduled the Green-and-Gold Game, an intrasquad scrimmage, for Aug. 19. To cap the first week of school (opening Aug. 22), the Canes host Ransom Everglades in the Kickoff Classic preseason game Aug. 26. Coral Shores is scheduled to open the regular season with a Sept. 2 trip to face local rival Marathon High School.The grid squad opens preseason practice MondayCORAL SHORES FOOTBALL By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWHurricane coach Ed Holly puts his players through drills during a spring practice. Preseason practice starts Monday. Aug. 13 triathlon planned forSombrero BeachThe Marathon Triathlon Club, a group of Middle Keys triathlon aficionados that formed at the beginning of the summer, is gearing up for its second event. MariTri, as its members call the organization, plans to hold a mini triathlon on Aug. 13 at Sombrero Beach starting at 8 a.m. It includes a quarter-mile swim, a six-mile bike ride around Sombrero Country Club golf course, and a two-mile run in the beach neighborhood. Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place. Cost is $20 per entrant or $40 per team to cover permit and insurance costs. Participants are encouraged to bring provisions and stay for an after-race barbecue and social hour. Chiropractor Mark Felts, an amateur triathlon enthusiast, formed that group, which meets up to four times weekly for swim, bike and run workouts. MariTri's first event, at the end of July, saw Marathon residents win second and third place. Avisitor named Scott, who left before organizers could get his last name, won it. "We had about two dozen participants in the July race and everyone had a great time," Felts said. "But we would really like to encourage singlesport participants. Not everyone wants to swim, bike and run. So we are looking for individuals that would like to team up with other locals as part of a team." The club's ultimate goal, beyond competitions, is to promote healthy sport for families. For the Aug. 13 event, participants can sign up on race day at 7:30 a.m. or at a pre-race meeting for racers and volunteers to be held on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. at Sombrero Beach's main pavilion. For more information, call 731-5588 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.New group is hosting Aug.13 eventMIDDLE KEYS Locals Julie Cheon and Trish Cox were awarded second and third place in MaraTri's first race in late July.Scott,the overall winner,was a Marathon visitor who left before the group learned his last name.SPORTS BRIEFSHurricane baseball hosts tournamentBackcountry anglers can step up to the plate Sept. 10 in a one-day tournament to benefit the Coral Shores High School baseball program. Hurricanes Baseball 2011 Backcountry Slam organizers have opened registration for the Islamorada-based tournament that seeks bayside species. A$150 boat entry covers two anglers, who each receive a tournament T-shirt and ticket to the fish-fry awards dinner at the Marker 88 restaurant. The Ocean View Pub on Windley Key hosts the kickoff party and rules meeting Sept. 9. For registration information, contact coach Patrick Meyers at 393-5231 or send an e-mail to Meyers at Patrick.Meyers @Keysschools.com or Anna Richards at annarich @BellSouth.net.Sign-ups ongoing for youth footballThe Marathon Youth Club has started football practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Stanley Switlik Elementary School, and prospective players and cheerleaders can still sign up. Cost is $80 per player and $50 per cheerleader. The season is tentatively set to start on Aug. 28; league officials are awaiting confirmation of game dates with Key West's youth football league. To sign up, get an application at the Marathon Parks and Recreation Department office at the Marathon Community Park office; just show up at one of the practices; or call Ted at 896-1965.Fall Fly enters its 35th yearSince 1975, the names of the winners of the Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish Tournament have made up a virtual who's who in saltwater fly fishing. The 35th annual event is set for Sept. 13 through 16. The Fall Fly, as it's called, is a test of skill and stealth for up to 25 competitors. It has attracted seasoned anglers like Flip Pallot, brothers Sandy Moret and Randy Moret, Billy Pate and author and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen a seventime tournament grand champion. In 2010, tournament newcomer Paul Nute took top honors, besting anglers from around the U.S. and as far away as London, England. The winners'names, as well as those of the grand champion guides such as Bill Knowles, Steve Huff, Tim Klein and George Hommell, founder of Islamorada's World Wide Sportsman, reside on the perpetual trophy prominently displayed at Florida Keys Outfitters. The 2011 winner will see his or her name added to the exclusive roster. The tournament kicks off with a 6 p.m. welcome reception and captains meeting Sept. 13 at Islamorada Fishing Club, next to the Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar at mile marker 82 bayside. Three days of fly fishing for bonefish follow. Each day starts at the Lorelei, where anglers are to breakfast before fishing and check in after each day of competition. Points are awarded for both weight and release fish. All bonefish to be weighed must be brought to the Islamorada Fishing Club and then released alive. Entry fee is $1,000 per angler, which includes fishing, social and cocktail party functions, and awards. Original artwork valued at $5,000 is to be awarded to top anglers. To find out more, call Charlotte Ambrogio at 942-0428 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Past winners a who's who in fly circlesISLAMORADA FISHING
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LivingKeys Explorers fare wellExplorers youth police trainees at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office did well in competition during late July's State Delegates Conference of the Florida Sheriffs Explorers Association in Fort Lauderdale. Explorers John "Bud" Humelsine, Alex Rojas, Mike Boyce and Keith Cox attended and took first place in the Pistol Team competition. Humelsine, the team captain, was the match winner; and Rojas took first place in Revolver, qualifying as an "expert" at the competition. The Keys Explorers also came in second in Domestic Disputes and Traffic Stops, and fourth in Active Shooter competition. Advisor Will Schlegelmilch, a school resource officer, received an award for being an assistant range master at the competition.The team wins gun contests at conferenceOUR YOUTH Explorers and advisors who went to the competition are (standing from left) Deputy Will Schlegelmilch,Explorer Keith Cox,Reserve Deputy Brad Humelsine,Deputy Richard Gross,Explorer Michael Boyce and Deputy Bev Brazil;and (kneeling) Explorers Alex Rojas and Bud Humelsine. Subscriptions 743-5551 Have humans expedited mass extinction?Biologist E.O. Wilson once pondered whether many of our fellow living things were doomed once evolution gave rise to an intelligent, technological creature that also happened to be a rapacious carnivore, fiercely territorial and prone to short-term thinking. We humans can be so destructive that some scientists believe we've now triggered a mass extinction one that in several hundred years will rival the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs. In some places, a mass extinction is already under way. Haiti, a "hotspot" for plant and animal diversity, may be closest to ecological collapse. The geologic record shows the living world went through five previous spasms of extinction in the last 500 million years. There's plenty of evidence that the sixth mass extinction has begun, said biologist Stuart Pimm, chair of conservation ecology at Duke University. "We are clearly living in an era where we're driving species to extinction 100 to 10,000 times faster than they should be going extinct," he said. There's a wide range in those numbers because the fossil record shows just a fraction of what lived in the past, and scientists don't know exactly how many species exist today. From what they can tell, Pimm said, the normal "background" level is quite slow. His estimate: About one bird species disappears per century and one amphibian every 150 years. Now, he said, "species are going extinct every year."How many gone?We don't know exactly how many we're losing because we don't know even a fraction of all the species that exist. "We have a remarkably incomplete inventory of life," said University of Chicago paleontologist David Jablonski. "There are plenty of species that have gone extinct before they were ever discovered." It's not that scientists are lazy, he said, but that there are a staggering number of species of insects, amphibians, birds, plants and other living things, especially in tropical areas. One way they can estimate current extinction rates is through sampling, said Duke's Pimm. By studying wellknown animals, such as birds, scientists can infer the extinction rates of lesser-known ones. Others are focusing more regionally. In Haiti, it's clear there's a mass extinction going on, said Pennsylvania State University biologist Blair Hedges. The country, which occupies the western part of the Caribbean island Hispaniola, is still reeling from the massive earthquake in January 2010. Over the years, it has lost 99 percent of its forest, once home to a great diversity of plants, birds, reptiles and amphibians. While many of the birds also live on the other side of the island, in the Dominican Republic, Haiti has a number of frog species unique to that country. And of the 50 frogs endemic to Haiti, 49 are endangered, said Hedges, who is leading an expedition to several remote mountainous areas of the country in an attempt to capture a few of these rare frogs. Fossil frogs have been found dating to the Jurassic period, showing that these creatures have been leaping around for at least 200 million years. That means they somehow adapted to whatever killed the dinosaurs. And yet now, they're dying off worldwide. Some of those deaths have been attributed to an infectious fungus, spread by an African clawed frog that was removed from its native habitat and sent around the world for use in pregnancy tests (hormones in a pregnant woman's urine would cause these frogs to produce sperm or eggs). But many believe the pregnancy-test frog is just one factor among several that are behind the dying.Haiti's problemsIn Haiti in particular, the rapid clearing of forests threatens to kill frogs much faster than the fungus could, said Penn State's Hedges. His hope is that people will recognize how important it is to save that last 1 percent of Haiti's forest, not just for the frogs, but for the humans as well. Most Haitians depend on the wood for cooking fuel. If they run out of wood before anyone comes up with an alternative cooking system, there will be massive famine. Hedges and other biologists agree that Haiti shows us an example of what could happen elsewhere, a microcosm of the current mass extinction that's just beginning. "This is basically a symptom of a much larger issue," said Thomas Lovejoy, a conservation biologist and past president of the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. "I've heard other people say that Haiti is the unthinkable experiment that no scientist would be allowed to conduct." Are there any lessons from the last five mass extinctions? "One of the take-home messages is that they can happen," said Chicago's Jablonski. "You can push big ecosystems of the world beyond their breaking point."Dinosaurs'endThe event that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago cleared out 75 percent of all species on the planet. An even more deadly event happened around 251 million years ago, ending the Permian period. More than 90 percent of the world's species perished. The aftermath of such events is like a lottery, Jablonski said, with winners and losers that are hard to predict. These events usually lead to regime changes, where dominant life forms die off to be replaced by something else. Who wins and who loses won't be known for some time. It takes 5 million to 10 million years for the biosphere to recover its diversity and it's never the same.Scientists say normal rate is acceleratingMcClatchy-TribuneRESEARCH 7030 HarborVillage Dr. Duck Key Debra & Emily's listing on Harbor Village Drive in Duck Key JUST SOLD! Looking for your piece of paradise? CallUs Today! 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050Emily Liermann & Debra GrillBROKER ASSOCIATES"The Dynamic Duo"Emily Direct: (305) 664-6385 Debra Direct: (305) 481-0971 www.DuckKeyDuo.com
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sfrpc.com or 954.985.4416). A nypersonwhodecidesto appealanydecisionmadeby theBoardwithrespecttoany matterconsideredatthis meetingwillneedarecordof theproceedingsandforsuch purposemayneedtoensure thataverbatimrecordofthe proceedingsismade,which recordincludesthetestimony andevidenceuponwhichthe appealistobebased.Persons withdisabilitiesrequiring accommodationsinorderto participateshouldcontactthe CouncilOfficeat954.985.4416 atleast48hoursinadvanceto requestsuch accommodations. Foradditionalinformation, pleasecalltheCounciloffices at954.985.4416. PublishAugust6,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter Big Pine Key, FL 305-872-4272 www.keysdentist.comChristopher D. Golden, D.M.D.Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,American Dental AssociationNow accepting children over 6"Our family caring for your family." Kids picky with vegetables? Here are helpful some tipsWe're all for sneaking extra nutrition into our kids' lives. Who's going to argue against some stealth carrots grated into pasta sauce? But we're also for expanding our kids'palates even to the point call us crazy where they actually enjoy the taste of vegetables. We checked in with Deirdre Pizzoferrato, registered dietitian and founder of Beanstalk Express, a company focused on educating parents and children about nutrition, for ideas on getting kids to knowingly ingest some fresh produce. "It's important for parents to understand that kids are programmed from birth to accept sweet flavors and reject bitter ones," says Pizzoferrato. "It's important not to get frustrated by that and to know that the majority of kids do overcome it." Try the following to speed the process:Let them help. "Kids love to prepare things," says Pizzoferrato, whose twin sons, 9, have divergent tastes. "One will eat raw broccoli and one is the absolute opposite. But one thing I've noticed is that he accepts vegetables he has had some empowerment with tearing lettuce, snapping peas." Seek their help all along the way-picking produce at the farmers market, washing it once you're home, preparing and seasoning it, serving it to the family.Create a rainbow. "Kids love color. Fill a sixcup muffin tin with one or two good dips and the rest with a rainbow of vegetables, cut into fun, bite-size pieces. It's all about how it's presented."Expand your horizons. Go beyond the usual veggie suspects, especially in summer. Pizzoferrato says zucchini and yellow squash are fun for kids to julienne, grate or eat in a platter.Don't be afraid to season. "I grew up in an Irish family with frozen vegetables that never tasted good. I never liked broccoli until I met my husband and tried his grandmother's, the way she prepared it. "I'm not saying to pour cream sauce over your vegetables, but I drop broccoli into water with olive oil and garlic, pull it out while it still has a bright, vibrant green and sprinkle it with some Parmesan cheese."Keep your cool. "Kids should never be forced to finish their vegetables. Encourage them to try a few bites, but create an atmosphere that's positive. Forcing kids to finish their vegetables in a negative or authoritarian way will carry through on a subconscious level."Eat your own veggies. "The best thing is to model healthy eating behavior," Pizzoferrato says. "If kids see their parents eating broccoli, they understand it's a trusted food and over time that becomes part of their makeup."You don't need to force them to eat themMiami HeraldTHE DINNER TABLE Photo courtesy McCLATCHY-TRIBUNELetting your kids help you pick out fruits and vegetables gives them some ownership of the meal and,therefore,makes them more likely to eat what they chose. 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The Salsa Loca restaurant in Cowboy Bill's Key West Saloon on Duval Street hosts the benefit for Larson, who has outstanding medical bills and faces months of rehabilitation for nerve, tendon and muscle damage. Asilent auction of donated items, including hotel stays, will be part of the activities. The viewing party opens around 7 p.m., with the show airing at 10.Photoshop among discussion topicsThe Upper Keys Mac User Group hosts Pete Bacheler, a professional photographer, on Thursday for a presentation titled "Introduction to Photoshop and Adobe Bridge." It doesn't matter if you use a PC or a Mac; if you want to learn about these topics, join the group for the free session at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 All meetings of the nonprofit Mac User Group are free and open to the public, don't require reservations and include refreshments. To find out more, call 451-4601.KAIR collecting for Keys studentsMonroe County schools open Aug. 22 so, for the sixth, 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 collect the supplies today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Office Depot in Marathon, and at Daffy Doug's, mile marker 48, from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.Free spay day set for Key LargoThe Key Largo Animal Shelter's next free spay day is planned for Aug. 30. To make an appointment, call Marsha at 451-0088.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,August 6,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A No.3025100 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTYFLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION CASENo.11-CP-138-K INRE:Estateof MaryTylerMuldoon, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationofthe Estateof MaryTylerMuldoon Deceased, CaseNo. 11-CP-138-K, ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,FL33040.TheDecedent diedtestateandherwilldated A ugust7,1996hasbeenfiled withtheCourt.Thenameofthe PersonalRepresentativeand thePersonalRepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llinterestedpersonsare requiredtofilewiththisCourt, WITHINTHREE(3)MONTHS FROMTHETIMEOFTHE FIRST publicationofthis notice:(1)Allclaimsagainstthe Estateof MaryTylerMuldoon, Deceased, and(2)any objectionbyaninterested persontowhomnoticewas mailedthatchallengesthe validityoftheWill,the qualificationsofthePersonal Representative,venueor j urisdictionofthisCourt. ALLCLAIMSAND OBJECTIONSNOTSOFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. Notwithstandingthetime periodssetforthabove,any claimfiledtwo(2)yearsor moreaftertheDecedents dateofdeathshallbebarred. Dated this6thdayofAugust, 2011. FrancisH.Muldoon,Jr. 105KeyHavenRoad KeyWest,FL33040 asPersonalRepresentativeof theEstateofMaryTyler Muldoon,Deceased. A ttorneyforPersonal Representative CHARLESM.MILLIGAN A A A ttorneyatLaw P.O.Box1367 KeyWest,FL33041-1367 305-294-8885 FBN:0246948 Firstpublishedon:August6, 2011. PublishAugust6,13,2011. FloridaKeysKeynoter No.3052300 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2011CP46M INRE:ESTATEOF ROBERTG.BROWN,III Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofRobertG.Brown,III, deceased,whosedateofdeath wasJune2nd,2011,and whosesocialsecuritynumber isxxx-xx-7021,ispendingin theCircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is3117OverseasHighway, Marathon,Florida33050.The namesandaddressesofthe personalrepresentativeand thepersonalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. A A NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisAugust6,2011. PersonalRepresentative: SusanTerino 277RoyalPoinciana, Apt.146 PalmBeach,Florida33480 A ttorneysforPersonal Representative: SLOTO&ASSOCIATES,P.L. 9130SOUTHDADELAND BLVD. SUITE1218 MIAMI,FL33156 Telephone:(305)379-1792 FloridaBarNo.223867 PublishAugust6,13,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.3056700 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO:2009-CA-1036-P SOUTHERNMANAGEMENT CORPORATION RETIREMENTTRUST, Plaintiff, v. LAURENCEJ.EASA, Defendant, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofan ORDERONPLAINTIFFS MOTIONFORFULL RECOGNITIONAND ENFORCEABILITYOFITS FOREIGNJUDGMENTIN THESTATEOFFLORIDA enteredbytheCircuitCourtin andforMonroeCounty,Florida onthe20thdayApril,2010,and byvirtueofaWritofExecution issuedintheabovestyled causeonthe6thdayofJuly, 2011,I,RobertP.Peryam, SheriffofMonroeCounty, Floridahavelevieduponand willofferforsaleandselltothe highestbidderforcash,subject toanymortgagesorliens thereon,inthemorningonthe 7thdayofSeptember,2011,at 10:30A.M.atthefrontdoorof A A theMonroeCounty Courthouse,500Whitehead St.,KeyWest,Florida33040, theinterestsofLAURENCEJ. EASAdefendantinexecution, inthefollowingdescribed property,subjecttoanyandall otherliens,taxes,judgments, orencumbranceswhatsoever: LocationofPropertyNo.1: 12AnchorDrive,UnitA,Key Largo,Florida33037; a/k/aCondominiumUnit A C-12A,AngelfishCay CondominiumChaletsNo.2, togetherwithanundivided interestinthecommon elements,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominium thereofrecordedinOfficial RecordsBook500,Page587, asamendedfromtimetotime, ofthePublicRecordsof MonroeCounty,Florida. LocationofPropertyNo.2: 20S.MARINADRIVE,UNITA, KEYLARGO,FLORIDA 33037; a/k/aUnitNo.MV-20A,in MarinaVillageCondominium PhaseI,accordingtothe DeclarationofCondominium, recordedOctober26,1977,in OfficialRecordsBook738,at Page410,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida,andexhibitsthereof, andtheCondominiumPlansas recordedinCondominium GraphicsBook2,ofthePublic RecordsofMonroeCounty, Florida;togetherwiththe undividedinterestincommon propertydeclaredinsaid DeclarationofCondominiumto beanappurtenancetothe abovedescribedUnit;and amendmentsthereto;together withBoatSlipNo.MV-20A,as shownintheDeclarationof Condominium. DATEDthis3rddayofAugust, 2011. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishAugust6,13,20,27, 2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.3057900 INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORMONROECOUNTY, A A FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.44-11-CP-144-K INRE:ESTATEOF JOANCARTERMcDONALD, Deceased. NOTICETOCREDITORS Theadministrationoftheestate ofJOANCARTER McDONALD,deceased, whosedateofdeathwasMay 4,2011,andwhoseSocial SecurityNumberis xxx-xx-3669,ispendinginthe CircuitCourtforMonroe County,Florida,Probate Division,theaddressofwhich is500WhiteheadStreet,Key West,FL33040.Thenames andaddressesofthepersonal representativeandthe personalrepresentatives attorneyaresetforthbelow. A llcreditorsofthedecedent andotherpersonshaving claimsordemandsagainst decedentsestateonwhoma copyofthisnoticeisrequiredto beservedmustfiletheirclaims withthiscourtWITHINTHE LATEROF3MONTHSAFTER THETIMEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICEOR30DAYSAFTER THEDATEOFSERVICEOFA COPYOFTHISNOTICEON THEM. A llothercreditorsofthe decedentandotherpersons havingclaimsordemands againstdecedentsestatemust filetheirclaimswiththiscourt WITHIN3MONTHSAFTER THEDATEOFTHEFIRST PUBLICATIONOFTHIS NOTICE. A LLCLAIMSNOTFILED WITHINTHETIMEPERIODS SETFORTHINSECTION 733.702OFTHEFLORIDA PROBATECODEWILLBE FOREVERBARRED. NOTWITHSTANDINGTHE TIMEPERIODSSETFORTH A BOVE,ANYCLAIMFILED TWO(2)YEARSORMORE A FTERTHEDECEDENTS DATEOFDEATHISBARRED. Thedateoffirstpublicationof thisnoticeisAugust6,2011. MaryMcDonaldPrice PersonalRepresentative 3200SextonDrive Norman,OK73026 StevenK.Schwartz A A A ttorneyforPers. Representative FloridaBarNo.187976 StevenK.Schwartz,P.A. 20801BiscayneBlvd / 506 A ventura,FL33180-1400 Telephone:305-936-8844 Ext106 Telefax:305-936-1804 PublishAugust6,13,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.3060800 NOTICEOFREQUEST FORQUALIFICATIONS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOINTERESTEDPERSONS thaton September8,2011at 3:00P.M. attheMonroe CountyPurchasingOffice,the BoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Florida,willopen sealedresponsesforthe following: ENGINEERINGDESIGNAND PERMITTINGSERVICES FORTHENONAMEKEY BRIDGEREPAIRPROJECT MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA RFQ-ENG-251-114-2011PUR/CV TheBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroe County,Floridahereby requests,pursuanttoSec. 287.055,FloridaStatutes, sealedlettersofinterestand statementsofqualifications fromengineeringfirmsor individualsexperiencedin professionalengineeringand relatedservicesincluding design,studies,assessments andprojectadministrationfor miscellaneousCounty projects. Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaby calling1-800-711-1712toll-free orbygoingtothewebsite www.demandstar.com or www.monroecountybids. com .ThePublicRecordis availableatthePurchasing OfficelocatedatTheGato Building,1100Simonton Street,Room1-213,KeyWest, FL33040.Allinquiriesor requestsshouldbedirected, in writing, toJudyClarke,P.E., DirectorofEngineering Services,1100Simonton Street,KeyWest,FL33040or viafacsimileto(305)295-4321. Were there evertwo moons overMiami?Earth once had two moons, until one of them made the fatal mistake of smacking into its big sister in what is being called the "big splat," some astronomers theorize. The result: The planet was left with a single bulked-up and ever-soslightly lopsided moon. The astronomers came up with this scenario to explain why the moon's far side is so much more hilly than the one that is always facing Earth. The theory, outlined in a research paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, comes complete with computer model runs showing how it would happen and an illustration that looks like the bigger moon getting a pie in the face. Outside experts said the idea makes sense, but they aren't completely sold yet. This all supposedly happened about 4.4 billion years ago, long before there was any life on Earth to gaze up and see the strange sight of dual moons. The moons themselves were young, formed about 100 million years earlier when a giant planet smashed into Earth. They both orbited Earth and sort of rose in the sky together, the smaller one trailing a few steps behind like a little sister in tow. The smaller one was a planetary lightweight. The other was three times wider and 25 times heavier, its gravity so strong that the smaller one just couldn't resist, even though it was parked a good bit away. "They're destined to collide. There's no way out.... This big splat is a lowvelocity collision," said study co-author Erik Asphaug, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. What Asphaug calls a slow crash is relative: It happened at more than 5,000 mph, but that's about as slow as possible when you are talking planetary smashups, Asphaug said. It's slow enough that the rocks didn't melt. And because the smaller moon was more than 600 miles wide, the crash took a while to finish even at 5,000 mph. Asphaug likened the smaller moon to a rifle bullet and said, "People would be bored looking at it because it's taking 10 minutes just for the bullet to bury itself in the moon. This is an event if you were looking at, you'd need a big bag of popcorn." The rocks and crust from the smaller moon would have spread over and around the bigger moon without creating a crater, as a faster crash would have done. "The physics is really surprisingly similar to a pie in the face," Asphaug said. And about a day later, everything was settled and the near and far sides of the moon looked different, Asphaug said. Co-author Martin Jutzi of the University of Bern in Switzerland said the study was an attempt to explain the odd crust and mountainous terrain of the moon's far side. Asphaug noticed it looked as if something had been added to the surface, so the duo started running computer simulations of cosmic crashes. The theory was the buzz this week in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, at a conference of scientists working on NASA's next robotic mission to the moon, said H. Jay Melosh of Purdue University. "We can't find anything wrong with it," Melosh said. "It may or may not be right." Planetary scientist Alan Stern, former NASAassociate administrator for science, said it is a "very clever new idea," but one that is not easily tested to learn whether it is right. Asecond moon isn't just an astronomical matter. The moon plays a big role in literature and song. And poet Todd Davis, a professor of literature at Penn State University, said this idea of two moons one essentially swallowing the other would capture the literary imagination. "I'll probably be dreaming about it and trying to work on a poem," Davis said.It's not lunacy, but new theory from scientistsAssociated PressASTRONOMY SPC# 1534We can build you a custom pool from Key Largo to Key West!Pool Renovations Concrete Pools Fiberglass PoolsOffice: 305-517-6505Andy Nichols, OwnerCell: 571-264-4794Marathon, FL email@example.comLicensed & Insured Study: Earth shares orbit with tiny asteroidLike a poodle on a leash, a tiny asteroid runs ahead of Earth on the planet's yearlong strolls around the sun, scientists report. The discovery of this companion, which measures only about 300 yards across, makes Earth the fourth planet in the solar system that's known to share its orbit with an asteroid. Imagine Earth and the asteroid traveling around a clock face, with the sun in the middle. Generally, the asteroid runs about two numbers ahead. However, the asteroid sometimes ranges so far ahead that it's on the opposite side of the sun from Earth, said Martin Connors of Canada's Athabasca University in Alberta. He reports the work with colleagues in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. Asteroids are giant space rocks that orbit the sun, and ones that share an orbit with a planet are called Trojans. Scientists had previously found a few for Mars and Neptune and nearly 5,000 for Jupiter. Spotting one in Earth's orbit is difficult from the ground because the potential locations are generally in the daytime sky. The newfound object, called 2010 TK7, was discovered last year by NASA's WISE satellite. Connors and colleagues were able to focus a ground-based telescope in Hawaii on it in April, determining its orbit with enough precision to show it was a Trojan. Donald K. Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office, who didn't participate in the discovery, agreed that the asteroid is a Trojan. Most scientists suspected Earth had them, he said, and "I would guess there's others."We're fourth planet to have the companionAssociated PressASTRONOMY
Saturday,August 6,2011 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A llanswerswillbebyAddenda. Interestedfirmsorindividuals arerequestedtoindicatetheir interestbysubmitting atotalof seven(7),two(2)signed originalsandfive(5) completecopies, oftheir StatementofQualificationsin sealedenvelopeclearly markedontheoutside,withthe Respondentsnameand StatementofQualificationsEngineeringDesignand PermittingServicesforthe NoNameKeyBridgeRepair Project addressedto: MonroeCounty PurchasingOffice 1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213 KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-4466 Fax:(305)292-4465 Theareasofconsiderationfor selectingthemostqualified firm/individualfortheproject includebutarenotlimitedto:Recentexperienceof individualsandfirmonprojects ofsimilarscopeandsizeOrganizationPastperformancerecordOfficelocationMonroeCountyexperience Onlythosefirmsorindividuals submittingstatementsof qualificationsthatmeetthe specifiedrequirementswillbe consideredregardlessofpast contractswithMonroeCounty orotheragencies. A llResponsesmustbe receivedbytheCounty PurchasingOfficebefore3:00 P.M.onSeptember8, 2011 A nyResponsesreceivedafter thisdateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected. Materialsmaybedeliveredby CertifiedMail,ReturnReceipt Requested,hand-deliveredor couriered.Faxedore-mailed Responseswillbe automaticallyrejected.Hand deliveredResponsesmay requestareceipt.Ifsentbymail orbycourier,the above-mentionedenvelope shallbeenclosedinanother envelopeaddressedtothe entityandaddressstated above.Respondersshouldbe awarethatcertainexpress mailserviceswillnot guaranteespecifictime deliverytoKeyWest,Florida.It isthesoleresponsibilityofeach Respondertoensureits proposalisreceivedinatimely fashion. A llsubmissionsmustremain A A validforaperiodofninety(90) daysfromthedateofthe deadlineforsubmissionstated above.TheBoardwill automaticallyrejectthe Responseofanypersonor affiliatewhoappearsonthe convictedvendorlistprepared bytheDepartmentof ManagementServices,Stateof Florida,underSec. 287.133(3)(d),Florida Statutes.MonroeCounty declaresthatallorportionsof thedocumentsandwork papersandotherformsof deliverablespursuanttothis requestshallbesubjectto reusebytheCounty. Interestedfirmsorindividuals willbeevaluatedandselected underthecompetitiveselection procedureofFloridaStatute 287.055.Inaccordancewith FloridaStatute287.055(4)(b). Pleasedonotsubmitproposals forcompensation. A SelectionCommitteewillbe developedandwillmeetina noticedpublicmeetingto reviewallqualifiedResponses received.TheCommitteewill ranktheResponsesinorderof preferenceandmakea recommendationtotheCounty Commissiontonegotiatea contractwiththepreferred persons/firms.Shouldthe CountyCommissionsodirect, andamutuallysatisfactory agreementcannotbereached betweenstaffandthe recommendedpersons/firms, thenstaffwillnegotiatewiththe nextpreferredperson/firmand soforth.Whenstaffhasagreed withtheperson/firmupona mutuallysatisfactorycontract, thecontractwillbebrought beforetheCountyCommission forfinalapproval.Nobinding contractiscreatedbetween anyperson/firmandtheCounty untilsuchtimeasacontractis approvedbytheCounty Commission. MonroeCountysperformance andobligationtopayunderthis contractiscontingentuponan annualappropriationbythe BoardofCounty Commissioners. TheBoardreservestherightto rejectanyorallResponses,to waiveinformalitiesinanyorall Responses,tore-advertisethe RequestforQualifications (RFQ);andtoseparately acceptorrejectanyitemor itemsandtoawardand/or negotiateacontractinthebest interestoftheCounty. A A DatedatKeyWestthis1stday ofAugust,2011. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment PublishAugust6,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.3060900 NOTICEOF REQUESTFORPROPOSALS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVE PROPOSERS thaton September13,2011at3:00 P.M. attheMonroeCounty PurchasingOffice,theBoardof CountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida,will opensealedproposalsforthe following: KEYS-WIDEMOBILE VESSELPUMPOUT SERVICES MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA RFP-GMD-256-109-2011PUR/CV Requirementsforsubmission andtheselectioncriteriamay berequestedfrom DemandStarbyOnviaat www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids. com orcalltoll-freeat 1-800-711-1712.ThePublic Recordisavailableatthe PurchasingOfficelocatedat A A theGatoBuilding,1100 SimontonStreet,KeyWest,FL 33040.Technicalquestions shouldbedirected, inwriting, toRichardJones,Senior A dministrator,MonroeCounty MarineResourcesOffice,2798 OverseasHighway,Suite400, Marathon,Florida33050orby facsimileto(305)292-2356.All answerswillbebyAddenda. Interestedfirmsorindividuals arerequestedtoindicatetheir interestbysubmitting two(2) signedoriginalsandfour(4) completecopies oftheir proposalinasealedenvelope clearlymarkedontheoutside, SealedProposalfor Keys-WideMobileVessel PumpoutService addressed to: MonroeCounty PurchasingOffice 1100SimontonStreet, Room1-213 KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-4466 Fax:(305)292-4465 A llproposalsmustbereceived bytheCountyPurchasing Officebefore3:00P.M.on September13,2011.Any proposalsreceivedafterthis A A dateandtimewillbe automaticallyrejected. Materialsmaybedeliveredby CertifiedMail,ReturnReceipt Requested,hand-deliveredor couriered.Faxedore-mailed proposalswillbeautomatically rejected.Handdelivered Proposalsmayrequesta receipt.Ifsentbymailorby courier,theabove-mentioned envelopeshallbeenclosedin anotherenvelopeaddressedto theentityandaddressstated above.Proposersshouldbe awarethatcertainexpress mailserviceswillnot guaranteespecifictime deliverytoKeyWest,Florida.It isthesoleresponsibilityofeach Proposertoensuretheir proposalisreceivedinatimely fashion. MonroeCountysperformance andobligationtopayunderthis contractiscontingentuponan annualappropriationbythe BoardofCounty Commissioners. A llsubmissionsmustremain validforaperiodofone hundredandtwenty(120)days fromthedateofthedeadlinefor submissionstatedabove.The Boardwillautomaticallyreject A A theresponseofanypersonor affiliatewhoappearsonthe convictedvendorlistprepared bytheDepartmentof ManagementServices,Stateof Florida,underSec. 287.133(3)(d),Florida Statutes.MonroeCounty declaresthatallorportionsof thedocumentsandwork papersandotherformsof deliverablespursuanttothis requestshallbesubjectto reusebytheCounty. Proposalswillbeevaluated andselectedata publicly-noticedmeetingbya SelectionCommitteewhowill ranktheproposalsinorderof preferenceandmakea recommendationtotheCounty Commissiontonegotiatea contractwiththeselected Respondent(s).Ifamutually satisfactoryagreementcannot bereachedwiththefirst recommendedRespondent(s), staffmaynegotiatewiththe nextpreferredRespondentand soforth.Onceamutually satisfactorycontractisagreed upon,thecontractwillbe broughtbeforetheCounty Commissionforfinalapproval. Nobindingcontractiscreated untilacontractisapprovedby Crossword solutionSolution to the August 3 puzzle. L.A.Times crossword puzzle "SWORDPLAY"Solution in the August 10 Keynoter Across 1Pastry preserver of the past 8"Johnny __":1948 film 15Dreads sporter 20What 100 is to 2,in the base 10 21Rampaging 22Dole out 23Bathtub ring with no discernible cause? 25Martial arts-based regimen 26Hoo-ha 27Balkan portico 28Actor Dillon 29Like a porterhouse 30Augur's concern 31He gave Jackie her O 32Nuclear age govt.org. 33Gangster film extras 35EMILY's List,e.g. 36Lawyer's thing 37Schusser's name traced in the snow? 40Escalate 41Orb's partner,in British iconography 42"Friends"Emmy winner 44Defames 47Brings up 50Birth name of Smallville's most famous resident 53Let loose,in a way 54Garden party? 56Wacky 58Chevron feature 59Giggle 60"Alas"and "Ah,me"? 63Former Pakistani president 64Prayer conclusion 65The __ Store 66Suffix with Israel 67Doce meses 68Edinburgh girl 69"Neither snow,__ rain ..." 70Surveillance satellite? 73Beginning 74Truck capacity 76Many a saga 77Word with garden or party 78Soup scoop 79Arrowsmith's first wife 80Pied--__:parttime residence 82Blasphemes 83Lamborghini rival 87Dr.Scholl's products 90It isn't right 92Make Oreos? 95"Survivor"network 98Home of the Braves:Abbr. 99Rating for many "Simpsons"episodes 100Consume 101Ltr.container 102Astronomer Sagan 103Satisfies a debt 105Vitamin also known as PABA 107Deceptive hockey maneuver 108"Typee"sequel 109Senior Saarinen 110What grumpy old men might experience? 113Disneyland usually has long ones 114You or me 115Failed school curriculum that was the subject of the 1973 book "Why Johnny Can't Add" 116Tau preceder 117"It's __ guess" 118Lubricates Down 1Leader of the flock 2It might be unearned 3Musical technique builders 4Simple guy 5Franklin's 1936 foe 6Deserts 7Bit of self-aggrandizement 8__ fide 9Ambient music pioneer 10Tin star wearers 11Home of Odysseus 12Erstwhile depilatory 13One may be used to bring down an elephant 14Is for two? 15Expose 16Astronaut Shepard 17Geckos that don't set their alarm clocks? 18"This Boy's Life" author Wolff 19Medical stat? 24Damp 29Apiphobe's fear 32"A Death in the Family"author 34Diagnostic pic 37Public spectacle 38Like some "as is" mdse. 39Sampling 40Certain king's proclamation? 41Luster 43NYC Theater District discount booth 44Experimental biofuel 45Windflower 46Pilots'milieu 48"__ Day in Paradise": Phil Collins #1 hit 49Mumbai money 51Formal letter 52Walking aids 54Catch a glimpse of 55Drop in 57Part of a mongoose's diet 58Happy letters for an angel 61Blackjack demand 62Singer born Eithne Patricia N Bhraonin 65"Moesha"network 68They're not true 70Go through the roof,as prices 71"__ you were the last one on earth!" 72Shorthand pro 73Muddy Waters genre 75Deduction for waste 81Real card 82More shrewd 84Invitation letters 85Netmen's gp. 86Rec room scrape 88Summer Olympics sport 89Pen pals'exchange? 90Often-satin tuxedo features 91And others,to Pliny 93__ pain:be numb 94Gorge 95Was costumed to look like 96Literary family name 97Arboreal rainforest denizens 99Oklahoma city 102Signal to pause 104Look 106"Iliad"setting 107Cozy rooms 110Thalassotherapy site 111Regret 112Woolly mama LIVING BRIEFSLegion serves up spaghetti dinnersMarathon American Legion Post 154 has begun Sunday night spaghetti dinners for $6 per person, which includes salad, garlic bread and spaghetti with meat sauce. The dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m. To find out more, call 743-4783.Forks Over Knives' screens in MarathonThe film "Forks Over Knives" is coming to Marathon for a one-time viewing on Aug. 25 at the Marathon Community Theatre, mile marker 49.5. Cocktails (cash bar) and light hors d'oeuvres are served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and the movie screens from 6 to 7:30. Adiscussion will follow. According to "Forks Over Knives" Web site, the movie "examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animalbased and processed foods." Hosting the viewing is Aristo Events LLC, a Marathon event producer run by Charles and Hilary Badoian of Boot Key Harbor. The writer and director of "Forks Over Knives is documentarian Lee Fulkerson.CAMP CHALLENGE FUNDINGTina Masters,secretary of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation,presents a $7,200 check to Easter Seals/Florida Keys Executive Director Rob Porcaro.The money will be used to send Monroe County children to Camp Challenge,Easter Seals'camp for children with disabilities and other special needs.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,August 6,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A LOGO 82116 Error: 1 82116 1 x 3.5 (49.5882) 628734 OCEAN POINTE PROVIDENT MANAG E K0260GENERAL/MIS C A A A A theCountyCommission. TheBoardreservestherightto rejectanyandallproposals,to waiveinformalitiesinanyorall proposals,andtore-advertise forproposals.TheBoardalso reservestherighttoseparately acceptorrejectanyitemor itemsofaproposal,orportion ofthework,andtoaward and/ornegotiateacontractin thebestinterestoftheCounty. DatedatKeyWestthis2ndday ofAugust,2011. MonroeCounty PurchasingDepartment PublishAugust6,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter No.3061200 NOTICEOFCALLINGFOR BIDOFSURPLUS PROPERTY NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS thaton September20,2011at 3:00P.M. theMonroeCounty PurchasingOfficewillopen sealedbidsforthesaleofthe followingsurplusitems: MONROECOUNTY PURCHASINGOFFICE SALEOFSURPLUS A A NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOPROSPECTIVEBIDDERS thaton September20,2011at 3:00P.M. theMonroeCounty PurchasingOfficewillopen sealedbidsforthesaleofthe A A followingsurplusitems: MONROECOUNTY PURCHASINGOFFICE SALEOFSURPLUS PROPERTY BID-BOCC-263-102-2011A A PUR/CV CountyID;FleetID; Description;VIN;Minimumbid. 1341;0920-533;2002Dodge 1500;1D7HA16KX2J224751; Garden hosts Midsummers Night Dream SaturdayThe main courtyard stage at Key West Tropical Forest and Botanic Garden will light up Saturday evening for the 5th Annual Midsummers Night Dream and Spectacle. The Might Meteor Orchestra, led by Peter Diamond, takes the stage with a wide range of performing artists joining in the fun, including a second stage for singers, dancers, poets and more. There will even be a fire dancer along with one-act plays performed by TheatreXP. All of this is by way of a benefit gala for Art Behind Bars and to help support programs at the Tropical Forest and Botanic Garden. Admission is $10 and children under 12 are admitted free. Centennial Bank is the major sponsor of the event and bank customers are admitted free when they show their Centennial bank debit card at the gate. Michael Shields, creator of the event and Art Behind Bars Executive Director, said there will be plenty of activities for children as well as for adults. Midsummer, he said, is the perfect time to be creative and share dreams. Come watch the stars or show your own. It all begins with a dream. AGrand Dream Mural project this year will be led by artists Amanda Johnson and Judi Bradford. Artist Alysa Mealor and Beth Hodgin will be crafting crowns and tiaras, and juggling is the province of Jimmy Wray and the Jazz Jugglers. Magician David Kaplan will also be performing. On the main courtyard stage, Shields and his fellow Dream creators have lined up the Meteor orchestra toArtists showcase diverse talents at benefitKEY WESTLAttitudes Staff Michelle Meck (above) presents her firedance at Saturdays Midsummers Night Dream and Spectacle at Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. The Midsummers Night Dream and Spectacle is a night of artistic expression for children as well as adults.Gates open at 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults,children under 12 admitted free.Photos by Carol Tedesco See Garden,7B Battle of the Bars heats up SundayThe 18th annual Battle of the Bars is gearing up for a repeat show-down of bar tenders skilled in feats of derring-do (and who wont spill a drop). The fund-raiser this year will designate fees and tips to the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, along with the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Last years Battle of the Bars raised more than $23,000 for local charities. The showdown is set to begin at noon Sunday, Aug. 7. During the race, teams compete for such challenges as: mixing a perfect margarita and serving it without a spill, tapping a keg, sorting recyclablesAug.7 bash raises money for charityKEY WEST Contributed Photo T eam from Sebago Watersports competing in previous Battle of the Bars. T he barrel roll is one competition.See Battle,9B
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Guest performers on the main stage throughout the evening will include Marty Stonely, George Victory, Les Dudley, Alex Okinczyc, Ben Harrison, Paulie Waterston, Bill Goldner, Valerie Carr, Christian Monzon, Maj Johnson, Dan Simpson, Melody Cooper, Queen Kathleen, Mary Spear, Rich McKay, Zach Seemiller, C.W. Colt and the Bill Blue Band. From 5-11 p.m., a second stage at the Garden will feature DJ Shawna Lacy Wynd with a lineup of musicians, singers, dancers and poets, including Elizabeth Halbe and the Key West Childrens Chorus; Paul Dagle and the Key West Violin Studio Orchestra; presentations by TheatreXPs One Acts With Teeth, starring Bob Bowersox, Rebecca Gleason and Hal Cosec. Authors and poets Sheri Lohr, C.S. Gilbert, Melissa Kesead, Jack Hackett and Reef Perkins will also take the stage. The Comparsa Key West Dancers will perform at 7:30 and 8 p.m., moving through the garden and around the lake. Michelle Meck will present her fire dance at 9 p.m. and at 9:45 p.m. Shields said this years Midsummers Night Dream and Spectacle will include anointing a King and Queen of Midsummers Night, with best costume as the judging criteria. For more information, call Shields at (305) 3943804, visit www.kwbgs.org or Facebook: Midsummers Night Dream & Spectacle.Dreams are welcomeFrom Garden,6B LOBSTER BAKE On The BeachEvery Wednesday starting at 7pmMorada Bay Beach Caf MM 81.6 Breakfast 7-11am with Island Style Benedicts Including Fresh Lobster & Crab Bloody Mary's and Mimosas! Lunch 11:30am 4pm | Dinner 5-10pm Wednesday thru Monday Photo by Carol TedescoCostumes and dreamscapes are the theme for Midsummers Night event,which helps raise funds for Art Behind Bars and for the Tropical Forest and Garden.Art Behind BarsArt Behind Bars is a non-profit organization,started in 1994 by founder Lynne Vantriglia with the goal of bringing art education and appreciation to inmates. During her 15 years,more than 8,000 students participated in Art Behind Bars. In addition to teaching inmates marketable skills,the program has reduced recidivism by helping participants literally reshape and repaint their lives, according to Michael Shields,named executive director of the program last year. In an interview with LAttitudes shortly after taking over the program,Shields described Art Behind Bars as part of a larger community development outreach effort. Everything Ive ever done has really been about (community development),whether its education,activism, private business or the non-profit sector.The real guiding principle is ...cr eating a cultural commons. KEYSNET.COM Country artist performsThom Shepherd, Nashville singer-songwriter with more than 60 recordings to his name, will play Key West Aug. 8-14 at the SmokinTuna, 4 Charles St. Shepherd, who wrote Beer Season, which was recorded by Kevin Fowler, has a string of top 10 hits, including Cheaper to Keep Her, and two Number 1 singles, Redneck Yacht Club, recorded by Craig Morgan and Riding with Private Malone recorded by David Ball. Shepherd has done eight overseas tours for Armed Forces Entertainment, traveling to 14 different countries where U.S. troops are stationed. He performs at Smokin Tuna from 6-10 p.m. all seven nights of his Key West stand. SmokinTuna is located on Charles Street, just off the 200 block of Duval Street. For more information, visit:www.smokintuna saloon.com.Beer Season songwriter plays Aug.8-14KEY WEST THOM SHEPHERD
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,August 6,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Biddertoensuretheirproposal isreceivedinatimelyfashion. EmployeesofMonroeCounty areexpresslyforbiddentobid onsalesofsurplusMonroe Countyproperty.No employeesrelative,asdefined byFloridaStatuteSection 112.312,shallbeallowedtobid onsurpluspropertyoverwhich theemployeehadcustodyor A A authoritytoinitiateorauthorize thedecisiontosurplus.Ifany prospectivebidderhasa questionconcerninghisorher eligibilitytobid,pleasecontact CarlosVictoresbyphoning (305)292-4464. A llbidsmustremainvalidfora periodofninety(90)days.The Boardwillautomaticallyreject thebidofanypersonoraffiliate A A whoappearsontheconvicted vendorlistpreparedbythe DepartmentofManagement Services,StateofFlorida, underSec.287.133(3)(d), FloridaStatutes. DatedatKeyWestthis28th dayofJuly,2011. 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EOE Real Estate. Business. Lifestyle.find it in free in local newspaper racks Check out the employment section of the Keynoter Classifieds. GETAJOBRegal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13):1:15,4:25,7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13):1:20,4:15,7:25 and 10:10 p.m. Crazy,Stupid,Love (PG-13):1:05,4:05,7:00 and 9:45 p.m. The Smurfs (PG):1:10,4:10,7:20 and 9:40 p.m. Captain America:The First Avenger (PG-13):1:25,4:20, 7:05 and 9:55 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:Part 2 (PG-13): 1:00,4:00,7:15 and 10:05 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Submarine (R):1:30,3:45,6:00 and 8:15 p.m. Beginners (R):1:45 and 6:15 p.m. LAmour Fou (NR):4:45 and 7:15 p.m. A Better Life (PG-13):2:15,4:30,6:45 and 9:00 p.m. Bad Teacher (R):4:00 and 8:30 p.m. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (G):4:15 and 8:45 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 Bad Teacher (R):Weekdays:7:00 and 9:30 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday:2:00,7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13):1:40,4:20,7:25 and 9:50 p.m. The Change Up (R):1:50,4:30,7:05 and 9:40 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13):1:55,4:40,7:20 and 10:00 p.m. Crazy,Stupid,Love (PG-13):1:25,4:10,7:05 and 9:45 p.m. Captain America:The First Avenger (PG-13):1:30,4:15, 7:10 and 9:55 p.m. Keys Movie Times Phone: 743-0288 Hearing Assistance Now AvailableMarathon Community CinemaKids Matinee! Monday and T uesday at 2 PM August 8: Disneys Chicken Little August 9: Soul SurferMatinee Madness! W ednesdays at 2 PM This week: JAWS(Admission is one non-perishable food item to help the community food bank) C o m i n g g S o o n ZOOKEEPER (PG)Showtimes: Fri Thurs 7:00 & 9:30Sat & Sun 2:00, 7:00 & 9:30 Rated: R Call about our Kids Summer Program 743-0408 B A DTEACHERCameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.com NOWALLDIGITAL! Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG13) 1:40;4:20;7:25;9:50The Change Up (R) 1:50;4:30;7:05;9:40Cowboys&Aliens (PG13) 1:55;4:40;7:20;10:00 Crazy,Stupid Love (PG-13)1:25;4:10;7:05;9:45Captain America:The First Avenger (PG-13)1:30 (3D);4:15 (2D); 7:10 (2D);9:55 (3D) Sorry,no passes.Blues horns coming to the Green ParrotMaxwell Eaton and the Gold Tooth Players bring their New Orleans style of guitardriven blues and horns to the Green Parrot, Aug. 5-6. The Gold Tooth Players David Bode, Jack Pritchett and Jimmy Sweetwater serve up rhythm and blues described as a fully-equipped blues train screaming down the tracks. Eaton began his musical career touring with Finnish blues artist Alaska Kalanen in 2006. Since then, hes taken his guitar and vocals to New Orleans, where he plays alongside Papa Mali and Bill Kruetzmann. His debut album, Earworms, was released in 2009. His Christmas album, Fig and the New Tones: Pine Cone Classics, was featured in Offbeat Magazine in December 2009.Irish acomingBobby ODonovan hails from Cork City, Ireland. He sings, plays mandolin, fiddle, bodhran, whistly, bones and spoons. Hell offer up a bit of the olsod in an Irish-themed performance Aug. 7 starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Green Parrot. Hes played with The Irish Rovers and the Sons of Erin, producing 15 albums and hits in Canada. Recently returned from a New Zealand tour, ODonovan also played as a session musician for recordings with Jimmy Buffetts Banana Wind band. The Green Parrot Bar is at the corner of Whitehead and Southard streets. For additional information, call 305-2946133.Maxwell brings New Orleans sound to stageMUSIC EATON ODONOVAN Sexy & Miggslast weekendMarathon Community Theatre (MCT) presents the final two readings of Sexy & Miggs by Michael McKeever Aug. 5-6. Sexy & Miggs is described as a warm and funny story about two friends who grew up on South Beach during the late 1980s and 1990s. This at a time when South Beach was transforming from paradise lost to the world-famous place that celebrities now call home. Dee Dee Terpos plays the Mary Ann Flynn role and Dale Coburn reads the part of Philip Miggano. Suzanne Terpos directs Sexy & Miggs. Summer readings are held in the gallery at Marathon Community Theatre with open seating. Tickets cost $10. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6. For more information, call 305-743-0994 or stop by the box office at 5101 Overseas Hwy., Marathon.South Beach story called warm,funnyMARATHON Keys Cruisers Car Show 2 n d S a t u r d a y N i g h t E a c h M o n t h MM 101.3 Key Largo www.KeyLargoArbys.com Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
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Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Hollywood Hooray looks for talentHooray for Hollywood is the theme for this years One Weekend Only performance at Marathon Community Theatre. Singers, dancers and musicians interested in performing can attend auditions Aug. 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. If you have an idea for a skit that coincides with this years theme, Hooray for Hollywood, please bring your ideas to auditions and be prepared to offer a brief presentation of the skit, Loretta Geotis, the Theatres general manager, said. Alist with suggested songs is posted on the MCT website at: www.marathontheater.org. The One Weekend Only performances are scheduled Oct. 7-8 at 8p.m. and Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. Rehearsal schedules will be announced during this weekends auditions. Hooray for Hollywood will be directed by Jennifer Powell and produced by Alicia Merel. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAuditions begin for MCT skitsMARATHON Jazz series brings Miami star to Key Largo Cultural CenterAchance to hear the lead singer who played Maria in West Side Story is on tap at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, Friday, Aug. 12. Marlyn Sanchez, who was born in Miami, has performed in other wellknown plays, including Camelot and Phantom of the Opera. Known for the threeoctave range of her singing voice, Sanchez studied with the Gold Coast Opera and performed in Traviata, Romeo and Juliet and The Student Prince. Her 7 p.m. concert Aug. 12 will include a mix of Broadway and jazz vocals, accompanied by Doug Bickel, piano; Gary Thomas, acoustic bass, and Richard Hargett, drums. Its part of the Key Largo Summer Jazz Concerts series hosted by the Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, a group of community activists who pushed the county to better utilize the auditorium facility. Sanchez, performing since age 7, won the Little Miss Havana Cuba competition with her singing style. And shes won accolades since, including commercial work for such companies as Bellsouth, Colgate and Caribelle Magazine. She has also been a spokesmodel for Baby Phat, Ten Cane Rum, and Videospokespeople.com, and appears in various nationwide commercials. Tickets for the Aug 12 concert cost $25. For more information, call 451-3929 or visit the Friends website at: www.fklcc.org .Marlyn Sanchez played Maria in West Side StoryMARLYN SANCHEZMUSIC and the always popular beer chugging contest. Winning teams take home prizes, trophies and bragging rights for a full year. The Schooner Wharf Bar, which sponsors the annual event, also awards prizes for the team with Most Outrageous Costume and the team with Deepest Pockets. That latter award recognizes the tradition of bribes offered up as a way of measuring popular votes for teams, which helps raise more funds for the designated charities. Teams advance through the competition by having the fastest times or by bribingtheir way into the next round. The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition helps families before, during and after pregnancy to ensure babies have a healthy start in life. The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys offers assistance to qualified cancer patients living in the Florida Keys. In the 18 years since the event began, patrons have helped raise more than $215,000, according to the Schooner Wharfsowner. For more information or to sign up, call 292-3302, or go to www.Schoonerwharf.com .All for charityFrom Battle,6B Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
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