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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .5BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2011 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,NOVEMBER 23,2011 VOLUME 58,NO.94 25 CENTS A loss of control A Key West High hoops player loses her cool, and the Conchs go on to lose the game. Story, 1B Fishing the Florida Keys Thursdays Thanksgiving,and should be a pretty good day to get out fishing.Captains column, 1B Reynolds out at the FKAAAsudden change of leadership at the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority took place Tuesday when nine-year Executive Director Jim Reynolds resigned and was replaced by Kirk Zuelch, the water utilitys attorney and the Keysformer top prosecutor.Reynolds, 47, submitted his intent to resign on Friday to board Chairman J. Robert Dean. At Tuesdays board meeting in Tavernier, Reynolds resignation and replacement by Zuelch was approved on a 4-1 vote. Neither action appeared on agendas printed for the meeting.Its been a good ride for nine years ... an awesome ride, said Reynolds, who joined the FKAAstaff in 1994 and was named executive director in 2003. Im proud of a lot of things weve done. Reynolds, who earned about $177,000 annually on a contract scheduled to end this coming March, told the board I dont have anything lined up but did say its a good time to move on to other challenges and opportunities.After the meeting adjourned, Reynolds declined to elaborate on his reasons for resigning. However, board member David Ritz said he does not like any of this and had earlier asked Reynolds to withdraw his resignation. I know hes not going to, Ritz added.Nobody asked Jim to do this, Dean countered. Zuelch, who was Monroe County state attorney from 1980 to 2000, joined the utility as counsel in 2003. Ritz voted against the change in management, saying he didnt see the need to immediately name Zuelch the new director of the utilitys staff of about 250. Theres nothing more important than hiring an executive director, Ritz said. Why rush into it? Ritz urged the board to name an interim director while we see who else is interested. There are six people in this room who could do great job, Ritz said. Theres a deputy director [Kerry Shelby] sitting right there. Dean, who as board chairman is authorized by FKAA bylaws to handle some personnel negotiations, said Zuelch has spent years working with Reynolds. Kirks been in trainingExecutive director of water utility resigns suddenly, Zuelch takes overAQUEDUCT AUTHORITYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgMathewson could face oppositionOnetime Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board candidate and longtime Boys and Girls Club of Key West Executive Director Dan Dombroski is contemplating a run for the Monroe County School Board. Dombroski lives on Big Pine Key, an area represented by two-term incumbent Duncan Mathewson. Im really not sure yet what I want to do, Dombroski told the Keynoter calling a four-year term helping guide the Keyspublic schools a major commitment. Im very interested in it, he said, but I think I want to wait and let the voters focus on the half-mill referendum that needs to be passed right now. After thats done, Ill make a decision. Hes referencing a referendum that will be posed to voters during the presidential primary on Jan. 31. At stake is the districts continued ability to transfer more than $9 million from a capital fund into its general operations account that pays teacher salaries, buys supplies and the like. Dombroski said his experience as a children-focused nonprofit administrator and formerly as a third-grade teacher in New Jersey would serve him well. I think I would be good at it and I think I could help the School District, he said. In 2010, Dombroski ran as a Democrat for the Mosquito Control Board, losing to three-term incumbent Dick Rudell of Marathon. Rudell, a Republican, died shortly after the election. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Phil Goodman of Cudjoe Key to fill out his term Its not clear if Mathewson will seek another term on the School Board. He didnt return calls for comment and was not present at a School Board organizational meeting Tuesday afternoon. Mathewson is a marine archaeologist by trade and during his time on the boardDombroski mulls a 2012 run for School BoardBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comPOLITICS TRUCK TAKES OUT TREEKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA crew with Veolia Environmental Services,Islamoradas garbage hauler,removes a massive tree branch from a Plantation Key Colony subdivision street after a Veolia truck struck the royal poinciana extending over South Coconut Palm Boulevard around 9:30 a.m.Monday. KEY WESTThe relocated coral specimens were moved to a nursery situated in shallow water adjacent to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary building in Key West.After sanctuary biologists sort them out,they will be transplanted and reserved for future reef restoration projects.Coral rescue begins at Outer MoleBeginning Monday, permitted research groups will continue a coral rescue project under way at the U.S. Navys Outer Mole Pier in Key West. In the past few weeks, teams from the Navy, their contractors and biologists with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary removed 1,500 corals, representing 19 different species, from a 425-foot stretch of seawall in preparation for construction work at the popular cruise ship berth. Additionally, researchers from Florida International University, the Georgia Aquarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium removed another 400 corals. Sanctuary spokeswoman Karrie Carnes said next week, groups from the Florida Aquarium in Tampa and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science would be in Key West collecting specimens. Navy spokeswoman Trice Denny said the construction, costing between $3 million and $4 million, will replace steel sheet piles, backfill voids and repair subsidence areas on the pier. The construction contract, Denny said, will likely be awarded in December by city officials who have a lease arrangement with the Navy that allows cruise ships to use the space, whileSpecimens moved so Navy project can go forwardBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCharges pile up for accused rental agentAfter the second dubious cancellation earlier this year, Kimberly Dafoe fired the rental agent for her Key Largo vacation home. Then all these things come out, that hes still renting to people after we fired him, said Dafoe, a part-time resident from British Columbia. Its been horrible for [the renters] and horrible for us. John D. Williams, 52, of Tavernier this week was charged Tuesday with four additional counts, bringing to 102 the number of charges lodged against the rental agent. Nineteen victims have contacted the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Charges include grand theft, using a computer to defraud, counterfeiting documents, fraud by impersonation and more. Williams remains jailed with no bond on one count. Bonds on the other charges exceed $500,000. Were checking to see if the U.S. Postal Service wants to look at possible federal cases, said Detective Sgt. David Carey, lead investigator on the case. When Williams first began handling short-term vacation rentals for homeowners about five years ago, he was working legitimately through a licensed agency. That apparently ended when Williams set up websites not affiliated with any licensed business and continued to offer local homes for rent.102 counts now on the books for WilliamsTAVERNIERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Rentals,2ASee Coral,2ASee Board,2A See Reynolds,3A REYNOLDS Back in the drivers seatJohn Dick (left) is re-elected by his colleagues as chairman of the Monroe County School Board and Andy Griffiths (right) is re-elected vice chairman but not before Dick gets grilled by one of those colleagues about his leadership plans for the next year.Story, 2A
His cell-phone number led to the Monday arrest of a Marathon man charged with felony robbery, accused in the Nov. 16 armed holdup of a Middle Keys taxi driver.Keith White, 19, had called for a taxi to pick up him and a friend from J.J.s Doghouse at U.S. 1 and 107th Street around 3:15 a.m. that day, says Deputy Becky Herrin from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.The driver told detectives he dropped off one man, then the other, who police say was White, told him to drive to a home on 109th Street. When they pulled into the driveway, White pulled a gun, put it to the drivers head and demanded his money, which he handed over, Herrin said. Video from the bar shows the two men getting into the taxi, and the taxi driver provided detectives with the cell number used to call for a ride. That number is registered to White, Herrin said. The second man in the taxi, whom detectives identified from the bar video, reportedly picked out White when shown a photo lineup. The Sheriffs Office booking site lists White as a general helper at Marathon High School but School District Human Resources Director Cheryl Allen says her records show White isnt a school employee, volunteer or vendor. has championed arts education and the opening of charter schools in the Florida Keys. Mathewson ousted incumbent Pat Labrada in 2004 and bested a no-show opponent in the 2008 election. Also up for election in November 2012 is School Board member Andy Griffiths, the vice chairman, who hasnt committed to seek a sixth consecutive term representing his Stock Island/Lower Keys constituency. Griffiths, like Dombroski, said for now, he is focused on the halfmill referendum. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,November 23,2011 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8172 THURS.7869 FRI.7870 SAT.8070 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. 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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSNaples man charged with animal crueltyA68-year-old Naples man was jailed Monday night, charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly killing a kitten with an Airsoft rifle. Kenneth Ellis at first denied killing the animal in Tavernier but then admitted it, says the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Deputy Becky Herrin says that about 7 p.m. at the Ocean Pointe condos on Burton Drive, a witness watched an adult cat and her two kittens, each about four to five weeks old, below his balcony when he heard a pop, then saw a black and white kitten shaking and twitching, then die. Herrin said he said he looked to the side and saw the barrel of a gun protruding over the edge of a nearby balcony and called security, which called the Sheriffs Office. When deputies Tony Conde and James Warino got there, they confronted Ellis and found the rifle, which had a scope on it, in the condo where he was staying. He was taken to the Stock Island jail. AAKEITHCarlO.Keith,78,of Frostproof,Flpassedaway Monday,November14,2011at theGoodShepherdHospicein Sebringafteralongbattlewith cancer. HewasbornOctober2, 1933inCoralGablestothelate CecilOsteenKeith&Alice (Moore)Keith.Heserved30 yearsintheUSNavy,with overseasdeployments includingKorea,The MediterraneanTheatre,and Vietnam.Carlandhisbrothers CecilJr.andCharlie,alongwith theirmotherweresurvivorsof the1935Hurricane.Theywere passengersonthetrainthat overturnedonUpper MatecumbeKey.Heisa memberofMatecumbeUnited MethodistChurchandanavid fishermanandhunter. Survivorsincludehiswifeof 29years,ElizabethA. Stanley-Keith;son,MichaelK. Keith(Sherri)ofElkton,Fl; step-daughter,RhondaL. Simonds-Brewer(Craig)of Islamorada,Fl;grandsons, CarlyandBradleySimonds; sister-in-law,MarthaCale, nephew,Capt.EdCale (Dawn),nieceCheyenne,of Islamorada;nieceDianeKeith (Dick);nephew,BrianKeith,of Islamorada,Fl;halfsisters, LindaSellers(Don)of Shalimar,Fl;LoisBullockof Jackson,GA;halfbrother, KennethJamesCaleof Homestead,Flandmanygreat niecesandnephews.Heis predeceasedbybrothersCapt. CecilKeith,Jr.andCharles Cale,ofIslamorada,Fl. Memorialservicewithfull militaryhonorswillbeheld 11:00amSaturday,November 26,2011attheFirstUnited MethodistChurchinFrostproof withRev.BrianSmith officiating.Inlieuofflowers, donationsmaybesenttothe GoodShepherdHospice(1110 HammockRoad,Sebring,Fl 33870),FloridaUnited MethodistChildrensHome(51 ChildrensWay,Enterprise,Fl 32725),orthecharityofyour choice.Condolencesmaybe senttothefamilyat www.marionnelson funeralhome.com. Amemorialservicewillalso beheldatMatecumbeUnited MethodistChurchMemorial GardensinIslamoradaafter thefirstoftheyear. AAKEITHCarlO.Keith,78,of Frostproof,Flpassedaway Monday,November14,2011at theGoodShepherdHospicein Sebringafteralongbattlewith cancer. HewasbornOctober2, 1933inCoralGablestothelate CecilOsteenKeith&Alice (Moore)Keith.Heserved30 yearsintheUSNavy,with overseasdeployments includingKorea,The MediterraneanTheatre,and Vietnam.Carlandhisbrothers CecilJr.andCharlie,alongwith theirmotherweresurvivorsof the1935Hurricane.Theywere passengersonthetrainthat overturnedonUpper MatecumbeKey.Heisa memberofMatecumbeUnited MethodistChurchandanavid fishermanandhunter. Survivorsincludehiswifeof 29years,ElizabethA. Stanley-Keith;son,MichaelK. Keith(Sherri)ofElkton,Fl; step-daughter,RhondaL. Simonds-Brewer(Craig)of Islamorada,Fl;grandsons, CarlyandBradleySimonds; sister-in-law,MarthaCale, nephew,Capt.EdCale (Dawn),nieceCheyenne,of Islamorada;nieceDianeKeith (Dick);nephew,BrianKeith,of Islamorada,Fl;halfsisters, LindaSellers(Don)of Shalimar,Fl;LoisBullockof Jackson,GA;halfbrother, KennethJamesCaleof Homestead,Flandmanygreat niecesandnephews.Heis predeceasedbybrothersCapt. CecilKeith,Jr.andCharles Cale,ofIslamorada,Fl. Memorialservicewithfull militaryhonorswillbeheld 11:00amSaturday,November 26,2011attheFirstUnited MethodistChurchinFrostproof withRev.BrianSmith officiating.Inlieuofflowers, donationsmaybesenttothe GoodShepherdHospice(1110 HammockRoad,Sebring,Fl 33870),FloridaUnited MethodistChildrensHome(51 ChildrensWay,Enterprise,Fl 32725),orthecharityofyour choice.Condolencesmaybe senttothefamilyat www.marionnelson funeralhome.com. Amemorialservicewillalso beheldatMatecumbeUnited MethodistChurchMemorial GardensinIslamoradaafter thefirstoftheyear. DOMBROSKI MATHEWSON Dombroski looks at board seatFrom Board,1A disembarkation fees go into an account used for things like the upcoming repairs. The coral mitigation was performed to save the corals growing on this 400foot section that will be repaired, Denny said. Its a win-win-win situation, NAS Key West Environmental Director Edward Barham said in a prepared statement. The Navy repairs its pier; the sanctuary protects natural resources; and the rescued corals will be used for research, education and reef restoration. Carnes said usually when corals are moved to accommodate nearshore construction, the colonies are cached close to the site and put back when the work is complete. This was not the route taken with the [Naval Air Station Key West] pier, since reattaching corals vertically to smooth steel would have been difficult, if not less than successful. Some [in this case most] corals are transplanted to depleted reef sites or placed in underwater nurseries to grow and propagate new colonies for reef restoration. Carnes said corals transplanted include three different species of brain corals, lettuce coral, elliptical star coral, golf ball coral, flower coral and great star coral.Situation is win-win-winFrom Coral,1A Many of them were near mile marker 96 on Key Largo. Detectives began receiving complaints from disgruntled renters and homeowners early this year. Vacationers started finding me to make us aware that our property was double-booked or they were told a week before their trip that the rental was cancelled, Dafoe said. John started falling further behind on what he owed us, Dafoe said. He always had an excuse it was horrible bookkeeping or somebody working for him. After the first complaints were received, detectives contacted Williams but agreed to let him try to resolve what appeared to be business problems. They later learned he continued to book vacations for properties he no longer represented, and sometimes used a false name in dealing with customers, detectives said. Since Williams was first arrested Oct. 12, authorities have seized a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck, a 2001 Honda motorcycle and approximately $10,000 in computer equipment owned by Williams for possible forfeiture. Williams reportedly operated online under four business websites: Resort Property Management, Tropical Resort Vacation Home Rentals, Keys Dreams, and Keys Realty. Were trying to let as many people as possible know whats going on and trying to help some people get their money back, Dafoe said.Williams faces more chargesFrom Rentals,1A Cocaine suspect tosses drugsAman wanted for cocaine trafficking tossed the illegal drugs from his car as police tried to pull him over on Monday in Key West, says the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Calvin Lee, 39, whom police say lives in Key West but whom jail records say lives in Naples, faces not only state drug-related charges but possible federal charges, as well, since police say they found 26 counterfeit $100 bills at his home following his arrest. Lee had been the subject of a two-month investigation into drug dealing, says Deputy Becky Herrin, and that culminated Monday when a Key West police officer tried to pull him over as he drove a 2004 Nissan Titan on North Roosevelt Boulevard. Lee at first refused to stop and, as he kept driving, tossed whats believed to be cocaine from his car. Herrin says he finally did stop near the George Allen Apartments on 1st Street, where he lives, and was taken into custody. She said police found white powder all over the inside of the vehicle and that it tested positive for cocaine. From there, police searched his apartment and found seven grams of cocaine packaged for sale and the counterfeit bills, which will be turned over to the Secret Service. Lees charged with fleeing and eluding police, possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of public housing and tampering with evidence. He also was arrested on the original warrant for trafficking cocaine and use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.When arrested, counterfeit money foundKEY WEST LEE WHITEMarathon man charged in holdupHe allegedly robbed taxi driver Nov.16MARATHONTwo charged with lobster countsTwo mainland men were jailed Monday on misdemeanor counts for illegally taking lobster at the Channel 2 Bridge at mile marker 73. Dixan Diaz Torres, 34, of Cape Coral and Yasmany Quesada Montero, 24, of Cutler Bay are charged with possessing wrung lobster tails on the water, possessing undersized lobster tail and spearfishing in a closed area. They also were cited for not having a lobster measuring device and not displaying a dive flag. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says that about 8:30 a.m. Monday, Deputy Sidney Whitehouse saw the two snorkeling near the south end of the bridge. For some reason, he asked them to get out of the water and, as they did, they dropped their spearguns and something else into the water. The deputy told the two to retrieve what they dropped; they got their spearguns, but nothing else, Deputy Becky Herrin said. However, Whitehouse saw what looked like wrung lobster tails in the water, so he called for assistance and Marine Deputy Mike Cofield responded by water on his patrol boat. Cofield went into the water and retrieved six wrung lobster tails, one of which was to small to harvest under the law.Wrung tails, spearfishing among chargesCRAIG KEYDick retains board chairmanshipAroutine annual organizational meeting of the Monroe County School Board on Tuesday turned into a question-and-answer session with board member Robin Smith-Martin grilling returning Chairman John Dick on his long-term plan for schools operations. Meeting in Key West, Andy Griffiths was elected to retain his role as vice chairman; board members Duncan Mathewson and Ron Martin were absent. Smith-Martin focused his questions on what the plan would be if a Jan. 31, referendum asking voters to allow the district to continue transferring more than $9 million from capital to operating funds fails. Whats your vision for leadership this time next year come hell or high water? Smith-Martin asked. Some of the parents are starting to get worried and some of the employees are starting to get worried about this referendum and where the district is going. He repeatedly pressed for assurance from Dick that the district could take the financial blow if the referendum fails. If youre not happy with me, Dick said, you can vote no. You dont have to support me as chairman. Im not giving assurance to anybody. Smith-Martin also showed an apparent misunderstanding of the referendum issue and underlying tax mechanism, which, regardless of whether the referendum passes or fails would neither add nor remove any portion of a Monroe County residents tax bill. If the referendum doesnt pass, Smith Martin said, the capital millage will not be carried over, so theres no need to maintain that level of millage to voters. Thats not right, Dick came back. Thats a fallacy. He said if the referendum doesnt pass, the capital money would be used to take the burden off operations by purchasing machinery to replace employees and handle the infrastructure demands of consolidating schools, a likely result of a nearly $10 million budget hit. You are punishing the children in the classrooms by voting no on it, he said. Nobodys tax bill is going to change.Smith-Martin presses issue of referendumMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS BE THE CHANGEBe the Change of the Florida Keys students and adult advisors recently traveled to Florida State University in Tallahassee at the invitation of PeaceJam Southeast for the annual SLAM event,themed Equal Access to Water.The program focused on conservation. Attending were (from left) Catherine Guinovart,Martha Meroni,Michele Sutter,Cassidy Burgos,Katie Fernandez,Leah Sutter,Alexander Morato,Jessica Smith,Katrina Wiatt,Olivia Manz,Jaclyn Signorelli and Xavier McKnight.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com WILLIAMS Subscriptions 743-5551
Wednesday,November 23,2011 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com D This Christmas Shop in town! Why Shop Local?Re-circulate local money: More money is kept in the community because locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers and distributors.Purchasing local helps grow other businesses. Most new jobs are provided by local businesses:Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally.Our one of a kind businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character: The unique character of the Florida Keys is what brought us here and will keep us here. Our tourism businesses also benefit.When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace,not just anyplace. Local business owners invest in community: Local businesses owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave,and are more invested in the communitys future. Non-profits receive greater support: Non-profit organizations receive an average 350% greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.This Holiday Season Support Marathons Local Businesses. Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce305-743-5417www.floridakeysmarathon.com all this time but we didnt know what for, Dean said. Were fortunate to have someone to step in. Dean praised Reynolds work heading the utility during a period of expansion to handle sewer construction in much of unincorporated Monroe County, and construction of a water desalination plant at the Florida City well field. The FKAAhas gone in the right direction because of Reynoldsleadership, Ritz said. Aseparation agreement with Reynolds and a new contract with Zuelch have yet to be negotiated and approved. Both Zuelch and Reynolds said they will work together on the transition, although Reynolds has essentially left the FKAA headquarters. Robert Feldman, FKAA attorney before Zuelch, can take over legal affairs while Zuelch moves to the new position, Dean said. Twice during the 90minute board meeting Tuesday, Ritz said he did not understand why FKAAauditor Tim Esquinaldo was presenting agenda items on eliminating the FKAAs public-relations position and changing staff travel rules that Ritz thought should have come from the executive directors office. No answer was forthcoming.The board accepted Esquinaldos recommendation to eliminate the position of public-affairs director in a cost-saving move. Ritz protested the action, saying dedicated outreach efforts helped the FKAAavoid angering its customers over rate hikes or program changes.At meetings years ago, Ritz said, There were rooms full of people mad at us because we treated them like mushrooms.... Now we know what were doing. We fixed the problem; now were unfixing it. Dean and other board members said the executive director should be the public face of the FKAA, with other staffers taking on some PR responsibility. This way saves a little money, Dean said. The board voted, 4-1, to eliminate the position of director of customer service and public information, currently held by Colleen Tagle. Whether Tagle would be retained in another capacity was not discussed. The FKAAis charged with providing potable water to more than 46,000 customer accounts in the Florida Keys. The utilitys board of directors, appointed for four-year terms by the governor, oversees a budget of approximately $50 million annually. From Reynolds,1AOusted waterfront members cry foulThe weekend ouster of two Truman Waterfront Advisory Board members has some in Key West crying conspiracy because the two men are critical of development plans for the large parcel given to the city by the U.S. Navy. Bob Kelly and Edward Gartenmayer, the respective appointments of city commissioners Clayton Lopez and Mark Rossi, were informed over the weekend that their appointments werent valid because they didnt meet the qualifications set out by the City Commission. Specifically, when the seven-member advisory panel was established in February 2009, the two seats were supposed to be filled by a legal professional and a banker/accountant. Kelly is retired and Gartenmayer owns a concrete and construction business. I was there for five months and suddenly they discovered this? Kelly said. Where were they five months ago when I was appointed? They saw me as somebody who was not just going to sit back and rubber stamp, Kelly said, and maybe theres something Im not supposed to find out about. These are speculations ... but the feeling is very strong. Something is going on here. Since his appointment, Kelly has criticized record keeping related the board; the fact that the monthly meetings are not televised; the absence of key members of city staff from the sessions; and how residents of Bahama Village will be affected by the pending development, which will include park space, a private marina and an assisted-living facility. In a Nov. 21, e-mail to Kelly, Lopez denies ulterior motives: There is and has been no attempt specifically to remove you from your appointment. There is no conspiracy that I am aware of nor am I a part of. Gartenmayer has distinguished himself through scrutiny of the assistedcare facility, for which city staff is negotiating a land lease with developer Rick Dover of Family Pride Corp. The proposed senior complex was originally envisioned near the Southard Street entrance to the Truman Waterfront but is now being sited along Fort Street adjacent to Bahama Village. Gartenmayer pushed for it to go closer to Lower Keys Medical Center and shopping by putting it on Stock Island or Flagler Avenue in New Town. I just find it kind of funny that me and Bob Kelly were the two that spoke out the most and now, all of a sudden, theyve got issues with our credentials, he said. I want to do whats right for the seniors and whats right for this community and what I see going on there, I dont like it. Christine Russell, who regularly watches the workings of the advisory board, said the panel lost an advocate in Kelly: I think it is just another step in the process of the city implementing the plan they have had all along to build the park they want and not the park we envision. Rossi said he already chose a replacement for Gartenmayer in Pat Labrada, a former Monroe County School Board member who works at Capital Bank.They say their plan criticisms behind removalBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Prepare for some travel headachesTravelers this holiday week wont have much to be thankful for at least not where their trip is concerned. Because many airlines have been cutting back on routes, already-cramped flights are likely to be even more packed and airfare is more expensive than last year. And gas prices in Florida are expected to be 50 cents a gallon higher than last Thanksgiving. Gas-tank half-full view: At least prices have flatlined, said Jessica Brady, spokeswoman for AAAAuto Club South. The AAAholiday forecast predicts a 4 percent increase in travel compared to 2010 over the long Thanksgiving weekend, which starts today. Over the summer holidays, travel numbers were either relatively unchanged or showed a decrease compared to 2010 which could explain why the number of travelers is expected to increase over Thanksgiving. Alot of it is probably pent-up demand, Brady said. Those who didnt have the means or werent able to travel during the summer, chances are theyre probably going to take [a trip] during the holidays to spend it with family and friends.According to AAA, more than 42.5 million people are expected to travel 50 or more miles away from home between today and Sunday. Of those, more than 38 million are expected to drive and almost 3.4 million leisure travelers will take to the skies. Miami International Airport expects more than 839,000 passengers in the eight-day stretch that started Monday, a 2.5 increase over last year. Due to airline capacity cuts, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport expects about a 5.6 percent decrease in passengers over 2010.Holiday week always means more on moveBy HANNAH SIMPSONMiami HeraldTHANKSGIVINGRitz dissents on votes
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Saunders, the House Democratic leader from Key West, wants the House budget staff to review the events leading up to the decision to build the courthouse, a project pushed by Hawkes that led to a judicial qualifications investigation of the judge. News Service of Florida FUN AT THE FESTIVAL Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOWAlessandra Ingold-Thompson (above),4,of Tavernier meets a chicken at the petting zoo at Saturdays Island Christian School fall festival in Islamorada while artist Kim McCoy (left) shows off Keys-y Christmas decorations she created.The annual ICS fest is one of several holiday happenings throughout the Keys.For more,go to 3B Supremes take drug-case lawAcase that could result in the release of hundreds, if not thousands, of drug offenders is on a fast track in the Florida Supreme Court. The states appeal of a Manatee County judges decision on Sept. 14, which struck down a Florida drug law because it lacks a requirement for guilty knowledge of illegal narcotics, is running parallel with, but quicker than, a similar federal case. Just two weeks after the Manatee ruling, a threejudge state appellate panel sent the Manatee case to the justices without a decision so it could get to Floridas highest court as quickly as possible. The Lakeland-based 2nd District Court of Appeal certified the case as an issue of great public importance, noting it will undoubtedly be raised by defense lawyers in every felony court in Florida. The Supreme Court also responded swiftly by setting oral arguments for Dec. 6. Last week, though, the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami which handles appeals from Monroe County upheld the drug laws constitutionality in a separate case. Circuit Judge Scott Brownell dismissed charges against 42 Manatee County defendants in 46 separate criminal proceedings. The appellate court noted many more motions to dismiss are pending and that none can be resolved until the Supreme Court rules. Finally, if the ruling in this order is ultimately affirmed by the Supreme Court, it is possible that hundreds or even thousands of inmates will be eligible for immediate release, the panel wrote. Brownell ruled that the 2002 drug law violates constitutional due process requirements because it eliminated a previous requirement for prosecutors to prove defendants had a guilty knowledge that a substance they had sold, manufactured, delivered or possessed was illegal.Florida is the only state that doesnt have doesnt have a guiltyknowledge provision in its drug laws. Brownells ruling was based largely on a July decision in Orlando by U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven, who also found the law unconstitutional. She ruled in the case of Mackle Shelton, 33, who was convicted in Osceola County on charges of selling, manufacturing or delivering crack cocaine and fleeing a law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison on the drug charge and five years for the fleeing conviction. Police shot Shelton in the shoulder when he tried to get away in a vehicle as they tried to arrest him on a warrant.Knowledgeof possession is core of issueAssociated PressIN THE COURTS
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,November 23,2011 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2011 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALScams nothing new, but still workLETTERS TO THE EDITORJFKs decisions poorDid you think John F. Kennedy was funny? Hes killing me. JFK authorized chemical warfare during the war in Vietnam. Tricky Dick Nixon stopped all use of offensive chemical weapons there in 1971, too late for me and thousands of other Americans and Vietnamese. I was in the infantry. We had to fight, live, die, sleep, etc., in that soil despoiled as it was by DDTand various defoliants. We had to drink the water from the despoiled streams, rivers, bomb craters, etc.There were a bunch of different defoliants used named after the color of the barrels in which they were shipped to Vietnam. The orange barrel Agent Orange got me. It has since killed thousands of us and a bunch more Vietnamese. It has caused the Vietnamese thousands of birth defects in their people, livestock, wild animals, plants, crops, etc. When you mess with a subsistence farmers crops, you starve their kids first and then the adults.The North Vietnamese used chemical warfare back on us. It is called heroin. They attacked our supply train and rear areas with it. We were supplied pretty lavishly in the field. We had 15 to 20 support men in the rear for every one man in the field. I dont know how many men died the slow death. I dont know how many families were destroyed by the addiction. But it was at least a whole pea-pot full. Black men suffered in higher numbers, as affirmative action happened the same time as the North Vietnamese launched their heroin offensive around 1969. There were just more black men per capita in the rear at the very worst time. Slow death got a bunch of them, and their families.I have nightmares not of charging the enemy at night and getting blown to hamburger by claymore mines stuffed with Cration can openers, but of helpless children seriously deformed by a chemical we poisoned their soil and wells with, born into a very poor subsistence farmers family dying a slow death.As I stare down cancer, I want to thank President Richard M. Nixon for getting us out of that expletive-deleted war. Kennedy, Ill be soon seeing you in a very hot place. Save me a place by the fire, JFK, we need to talk. George Long Key LargoSupport Take StockThanksgiving came early for 54 bright-eyed, eager, committed kids last week. There were more than a few tears shed when these students were offered a Take Stock in Children scholarship opportunity. As president of the Monroe County Education Foundation, I was humbled but thrilled to sign contracts with these students from lowincome families, together with their parents and their individual mentors. The Take Stock in Children program identifies promising seventhgraders and launches them on a 10-year journey, culminating with a university bachelors degree. The students must take challenging high school courses, get good grades, meet their mentor weekly and stay crimeand drug-free.We provide a scholarship backed by Floridas Prepaid Foundation, which will pay all tuition and fees for four years of higher education. With broad community fundraising support and a matching allocation from Floridas Legislature, our Monroe County Education Foundation already purchased the scholarships for each new scholar.Whenever I visit our middle and high schools, I never fail to see some mentor-mentee counseling sessions around the campuses. Right now, from Key Largo to Key West, 241 volunteer mentors show up every week. Their commitment is just awesome and the students and families really benefit from their efforts. This Thanksgiving, I couldnt be more grateful to everyone in the extended Take Stock family in the Florida Keys students, families, mentors, staff and donors. But our work is never done. You are needed. We always welcome new mentors who will be trained and ready. We are focused on fundraising for the next group of promising students who will be impacted in the years to come.You can help by donating on our new website, www.takestockmonroe.org To mentor, phone the Take Stock office at 293-1546 or send an e-mail to email@example.com John Padget, president Monroe County Education Foundation Key WestLook for the warning signs whether its face-to-face fraud or Internet-based consNo doubt youve heard the one about selling the Brooklyn Bridge? Even though most think the story apocryphal, New York con man George Parker actually sold the famous bridge to investors who then tried, unsuccessfully, to set up toll booths and make their fortune. Parker managed to do it several times, each time to a bigger sucker. He also sold the Statue of Liberty, Grants Tomb, even the original Madison Square Garden all public buildings not his to sell. Parker, who died in 1936, goes down in history as one of the most audacious con men ever. Although not as famous, surely the everexpanding Keys vacation fraud case could rival Parker. Charges against rental agent John Williams of Tavernier allege he was collecting vacation deposits on properties he didnt own and didnt manage all without the owners knowledge. After Williamsinitial arrest in October, other victims have come forward and he now stands accused of 102 charges of grand theft, fraud and impersonation. More are likely. Arrest reports indicate the Internet was the common link. Using multiple websites, multiple business names and sometimes blaming mixups by others, police claim Williams continued to collect vacation rent checks, sometimes from two different parties booked for the same week at the same property. We figure at some point he [Williams] just began pulling pictures off the Internet of properties and was renting them, Sheriffs Office Detective Sgt. David Carey said. In another type of fraud case now under investigation, detectives are looking for a man who scammed two Islamorada restaurants last week. The story told to restaurant employees goes something like this: The man and his wife were dining there the previous week, a beverage was spilled on his wifes cashmere sweater and a manager authorized reimbursement to have the sweater cleaned. With a dry cleaning bill in hand, the scammer dropped the name of the restaurant manager who authorized the payment and walked out the door with $60 at each restaurant he visited. By the time restaurant employees caught up with their manager to verify the story was legit, it was too late the scam artist was long gone. The common element in all these fraud cases involves building a convincing story and knowing that some people will trust what theyre being told. So the next time you encounter a deal too good to pass up, just remember the name George Parker, the Brooklyn Bridge and pass it up. Then you can rest assured the only turkey being carved Thursday at Thanksgiving dinner is the real bird. Soldiersgroup thankfulForgotten Soldiers Outreach would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Pasta Pantaleo and Dick Hagood from the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District in Islamorada for allowing us to set up a booth at the November Morada Way Walkabout. We were blessed with the great support of those who stopped by our booth, including children, to write letters and make donations. One of the best parts was the wonderful support of those purchasing raffle tickets for the cooler of booze. Many of the local proprietors and residents donated more than $700 worth of liquor to our cause, and we thank them all. For only $1, you had a chance to win this cooler of booze, and a visitor to the Keys spent $20 and walked away with it, delighted and ready to party with his friends. Thankfully, we raised enough funds to cover the cost of 20 we care packages benefiting well over 50 of our military personnel. The night was amazing; people were excited for the opportunity to show support of our troops. We look forward to being a part of this venue in 2012. Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar Executive director Forgotten Soldiers Miami Dee Dee Ellis works the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach booth at the November Walkabout. Help the homelessEach April, I am deeply moved when I attend the Florida Keys Outreach Coalitions annual awards ceremony. This is the time when several clients are recognized for having transformed their lives.I listen to amazing stories of people who had hit rock bottom, living on the streets, sleeping behind dumpsters, on the beaches and in the mangroves, cut off from their families, many wracked by drug and alcohol abuse. With FKOCs help, these men and women have once again become productive members of our community. Now they have jobs, a decent place to live, meaningful relationships, self-respect and hope for their future.This is the mission of FKOC: To provide homeless individuals and families with the resources to attain residential, financial and personal stability and self-sufficiency. FKOC also tackles the underlying causes of homelessness in Monroe County. As an FKOC board member, I want to thank all of our community citizens, board members, staff and volunteers who make FKOCs accomplishments possible. Without their generous contributions, time and kindness over the past 20 years, FKOC could not have done what it has done.As FKOC approaches its 20th anniversary this January, we are launching a new community volunteer organization, Friends of FKOC. The Friends will work to expand public understanding of homelessness and FKOCs mission. It will also encourage volunteering and gifts to support FKOCs work. To learn more about how you can become a Friend of FKOC, please send an email to FKOCFriends@cs.com or call 293-8189.This year, as the holidays approach, wont you please consider how you can become a part of this life-changing project? Become a Friend of FKOC or make FKOC the recipient of a yearend tax-deductible gift. Thank you. Eric Nichols, chairman Friends of FKOC Key WestCheck that word usageHoly smoke! What is your editor smoking with the headline In slayings, justice moves slow? Instead of using that headline, why not just use something like Murder: Justice moves slowly? The savings in characters at the same type size would easily accommodate the revised version, which would have the added benefit of being grammatically correct. I have so far assumed your editor may be ignorant of the grammatical conventions of the English language due to an inadequate local education, that he may be partaking of illicit substances during work hours, there may have been a space consideration in the choice of the word slow rather than slowly and that there was a limitation on adjusting type size. Probably much more has been inferred that I didnt intend. So what? Who cares?One of the coolest things about the Keys is that anybody can come here and reinvent themselves and feel pretty secure in the knowledge that nobody else here really gives a happy damn about much of anything at all. Especially me. But Im bored and the editor deserves a good lampooning. Thanks for the entertainment.By the way, Im a 20-and-a-fewyears-here resident, homeowner, retiree, annual home delivery subscriber. So no offense intended. Really, Im simply bored. Peter Myers Ramrod Key THANKSGIVING CHEEREach year,employees at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier assemble Thanksgiving baskets for Upper Keys families in need.Here,doing so are (from left) Barbara Marchessault,Sue Ellen Langhorne,Lucy Guevara and Sualys Tomas.The baskets include cranberry sauce,stuffing,vegetables,potatoes,pumpkin pie filling,rolls and grocery store gift certificates. Prowlerraises suspicionsAman arrested last week with a ski mask and fake gun remained in the Monroe County Detention Center on Tuesday as investigators continued their probe into just what he was doing in a Key Largo neighborhood. Scott Woolsoncroft, 52, was arrested Nov. 16, charged with loitering and prowling, as well as driving with a suspended license. Bond is $2,500. He has a long criminal history, the Sheriffs Office said, with arrests in Colorado, New York, Nevada and Florida for burglary, fraud and drunk driving. The Sheriffs Office says Deputy Vaughn OKeefe was on patrol about 12:45 a.m. when he saw an orange truck with a UHaul attached on the side of the road at Ocean Bay Drive and Bahama Avenue. Vaughn got suspicious and checked out the driver, Woolsoncroft, who reportedly told Vaughn he was in the area to see a friend but didnt know the friends name or where he lived. Vaughn found that Woolsoncroft has a suspended license. In the truck were a plastic toy handgun hidden underneath the dashboard; a black ski mask in the bed of the truck, a hatchet and a credit card in a womans name. Woolsoncroft, Deputy Becky Herrin said, told the deputy the fake gun and mask belong to a friend who used them to commit robberies in the Nashville area. He said the card belongs to an ex-girlfriend who gave it to him to purchase gasoline.He cant say what hes doing in neighborhoodKEY LARGO
Wednesday,November 23,2011 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.WEDNESDA Y NO VEMBER 30, 2011 A T 10:00 A.M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 11/23/11 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 BusinessNautical consignment shop finds its nicheAvoluptuous, pistolpacking mannequin named Pirate Anne Bonny greets customers at Mother Ocean Key Largo, a funky marine consignment store that has found smooth sailing in these rough retail times. We opened one year and one week ago with two customers, co-owner Lysa Benami said. Now look. On a recent Friday afternoon, people and all things nautical fishing reels, bilge pumps, mermaid bookends, a channel marker light crowded the 600-squarefoot store. The back door opens to more stuff. Boat motors, water skis, vintage port holes, fish nets, ropes and life preservers are scattered under two large radio-billboard tarps bought on the cheap. Benami and her husband, Reuven, both in their mid50s, started Mother Ocean as a semi-retirement project. He installs music systems, and she worked as a CATscan technician at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier. I retired from the hospital, which I thought would be financial suicide, but I had to take the plunge, said Lysa Benami, who has a masters degree in art restoration. I love being my own boss and meeting interesting people. The couple found the perfect place to rent along U.S.1 at mile marker 98.9 and opened on a shoestring budget. They cater to fellow frugal shoppers, the economically challenged and treasure hunters. They didnt have to worry about start-up capital. My inventory literally walks in the door, Lysa Benami said. People bring in one little itty-bitty thing to a truckload. The store keeps 25 percent of the sale price. The lone exception is boats, for which their cut is 10 percent. They have spent just $40 on advertising. Word of mouth, a cardboard sign on the northbound lane and regulars keep the place packed. Kate Holmes, who has been in the consignment business for 36 years and owns a Sarasota-based consulting business called Too Good to be Threw, said the Benamisquick success is no surprise. Its not unusual for consignment shops to outgrow their space in the first year, Holmes said. And a slow economy is usually good for the consignment industry. The National Association of Resale Professionalsmost recent member survey found a growth in net sales of 12.7 percent from 2008 to 2009. During the same period, retail sales overall were down 7.3 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. People are looking for ways to save money, said Adele Meyer, executive director of the Michiganbased association. The nations 30,000 consignment shops deal in a wide variety of items including clothing, furniture, tools, equipment, bridal gowns and equestrian equipment, Meyer said. But she doesnt know of another one that focuses strictly on nautical goods. For any new business, finding the right niche is critical. And in the Florida Keys, illed with marinas and waterfront homes where incomes are low and the cost of living is high, a marine consignment shop makes perfect sense. Ed Sigle, a boater and fishing-reel collector, has spent hours browsing through Mother Ocean, never knowing what he is going to find among its ever-changing inventory. Its like a boaters candy store, he said. On this day, Sigle purchased a model brigantine sailboat priced at $80 that he got for $60 after an OK by phone from the consignee. Jason Dwane of Islamorada, another Mother Ocean regular, is refurbishing a 1979, 24-foot Shamrock boat from hull to stern. I come in here all the time for inspiration, to find ideas, he said. And boats are expensive. Here I have found rod launchers, canvas tops, motor parts, tools. Just about everything Ive needed Ive found here, and for pennies on the dollar. Its one of the few retail shops in the Keys that does not rely on the tourist trade. Many entrepreneurs start out with meticulous, wellthought-out business plans, but the Benamis did just the opposite. Its very organic, with no business model but it works, Lysa Benami said. And its kind of taken on a life of its own. The Benamis are pleased they are able to keep unwanted goods out of landfills. They also are glad Mother Ocean has generated side businesses for a few of their customers, who scour yard sales for nautical items and place them on consignment. Among them is Justin Lenger, 19, a sophomore at the University of Miami. I get up and go to yard sales at 6 a.m., he said. If I spend around $200, I try to make $500. It helps pay for college. The store has many stories. The same anchor has shown up in its inventory three times. The second and third times it was consigned by divers who had found it on the sea bottom. Lysa Benami figures it got hung up by weekend boaters who didnt want to take the time to get it loose with storms approaching. I was going to have a Mother Ocean tag-andrelease anchor program, she joked. Then there was the gentleman who traded an antique rod for a modern reel. Lysa Benami researched the item and discovered it was the work of pioneering bamboo rod maker H. L. Leonard. It was made around 1910 and worth about $600. Had it been signed by the Maine craftsman, the value would have been about $2,000. The store is open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday. Oh my gosh, its busy, Lysa Benami said. I really expected to be sitting around doing my painting, my boat restoration and maybe restore some furniture and picture frames. Thats not been the case, as evidenced by a canoe on which a friend asked her to paint mermaids. Its been sitting in the backyard for months, untouched. Word of mouth drives all at Mother OceanBy CAMMY CLARKcclark@MiamiHerald.comKEY LARGO Notice of City of Layton RegularMonthly City Council Meeting and Notice of Public Hearing on the Second and Final Reading City Ordinance 2011-09-01.The City of Layton City Council will meet at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December1, 2011 at Layton City Hall, MM 68 1/2, Long Key. APublic Hearing forpublic input on the second and final reading of Ordinance 2011-09-01: AN AMENDMENTTO THE CITYOF LAYTON FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION LAND DEVELOPMENTREGULATIONS PROVIDING FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE RELATED TO PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTON PARCELS CONSIDERED TO CONTAIN SUITABLE HABITATFOR CERTAIN ENDANGERED SPECIES, PROVIDING FOR APERMITPROCEDURE. will be held at 7:05 pm on Thursday, December1, 2011 at Layton City Hall, MM 68 1/2 Long Key.The proposed a g enda and proposed Ordinance are available at the City Administrative Office or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone is welcome and encoura g ed to attend.Should a person decide to appeal any decision taken at the meetin g he or she will need a record of the proceedin g s, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedin g s is made (Section 283.0105 F.S.1995)Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, should anyone require special seatin g or other accommodations, please call 305-664-4667 prior to the meetin g so that arran g ements may be made. Mimi Youn g City ClerkPublished Keynoter 11/23/11 Lysa and Reuven Benami have found gold with Mother Ocean. An expert in the industry says now with the economy down and incomes hurting is a good time to run a consignment shop.Photos by CAMMY CLARK At Mother Ocean, you can find pretty much anything nautical you need. All of the goods are sold on consignment.
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,NOVEMBER 23,2011 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B Find your fun From festivals to home tours,the holiday season kicks into high gear in the islands.Story, 3B Christmas cruises Take your pick of any of five Florida Keys Christmas boat parades.Story, 4B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleHeritage comes callingfor a scrimmageOne of the states premiere girls soccer programs comes to Coral Shores High today for a scrimmage that may look like a game.The Lady Hurricanes scheduled a huge non-district game against American Heritage of Plantation, a regular in the state championship round, but Coral Shores coach Arthur Paterson said it turned out to be too close to Thanksgiving.Girls started coming up one after another to tell me they werent going to be here because of family travel plans, Paterson said. It would be tough to play Heritage with a full roster, so we just cant do it with half our team gone.Heritage agreed to postpone, then decided to visit after all for an informal workout against the solid Cane program, Paterson said. They already had the trip booked.Haleigh Stremanos, a senior midfielder who played her youth soccer in the Upper Keys with several the Cane starters, is a standout for Heritages Lady Patriots.Heritage won consecutive state titles before injuries depleted their roster and resulted in a loss at the regional to Gulliver Prep, Coral Shoreslongtime district rival.Coral Shores improved to 2-0 on the season Friday with a 7-0 home win over St. Brendan.Cane forward Jasmine Paterson, who has committed to play at the University of Miami, scored five goals. Kelly Cassidy scored the other two. Cassidy usually plays defense for Coral Shores.We were missing five or six girls so I had to move everybody around, Paterson said. Cheyenne Minaldi played a good game on defense.Freshman goalie Pookie del Pino recorded the shutout.Basically, were playing OK, Paterson said. We won our first two games but we still have to tweak some things.The Lady Hurricanes return from Thanksgiving with a Monday trip to Archbishop Carroll, then visit Gulliver Prep on Dec. 1.2-0 team next plays Monday at CarrollCORAL SHORES SOCCER By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores standout senior Jasmine Paterson (19) heads a pass to a Lady Hurricane teammate in a 7-0 win Friday over visiting St.Brendan.Paterson,committed to the University of Miami,scored five goals. Watson loses hergrip, girls lose the gameShaniya Watsons 17 points, her blocked shots and her rebounding had sparked the Key West High girls basketball team to a 30-25 halftime lead over West Boca Raton in the season opener Saturday afternoon before a raucous crowd at the Bobby Menendez Gym. All seemed well with a program known for angry player outbursts some from Watson and parental interference that had driven the previous coach, Pam Smith, to step down after one season. It was just an illusion. It would all soon fall apart, spoiling the coaching debut of Randy Fabal, a bespectacled, gray-haired 62-year-old who played for Key West back when dinosaurs roamed. West Boca came out pressing in the third quarter and held the Conchs scoreless. Watson seethed at her teammatesinability to get her the ball. Then, just before the end of the period, the senior fell hard to the floor while grappling for a rebound. Watson came out of the game in pain from leg cramps. She went to a corner of the gym and, screaming, slammed her hand against the wall. Tez Waters, the assistant coach, tried unsuccessfully to calm her. Then Fabal went over to her. She screamed louder. Suddenly, a man related to Watson got up from the stands, ran across the floor to Fabal and yelled, Keep your [expletive] hands off her. Fabal shouted to an assistant principal, Get him out of the gym. With Watson out in the courtyard, a roughly contested fourth quarter began with West Boca ahead, 3430. Led by BritNae Mingo, Aaliyah Lucky and Alexsa Rahming, the Conchs fought back to take a 44-40 lead with 2:28 left. West Boca, with Watson back on the court, scored the next four points to tie it at 44-44. Moments later, two free throws by JustineWest Boca vows not to return to Lady ConchsBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASKETBALLPhoto by BERT BUDDEThe ConchsShaniya Watson goes up for two of her 17 points against West Boca Raton during Saturdays 48-46 West Boca victory. See Conchs,2BIts day to day out on the waterAs the winds continue to blow, choose your best fishing venue day by day. When conditions allow for dropping, the wrecks and artificial reefs are offering up a good mutton snapper bite. There are also plenty of amberjack and large jack crevalle eating the baits intended for the muttons. Pilchards and live ballyhoo are producing the best results. On the reef, the yellowtail snapper bite remains reliable. All areas from the top edge of the reef out to about 70 feet have been producing the most consistent action. The grouper bite has really come alive in these same regions, with lots of keeper-size blacks and reds taken on large live baits, such as blue runners and grunts. Theres some late-season dolphin action on weed lines in 300 to 400 feet. The dolphin will most likely hang around until the next cold front arrives. If you find a day with low winds, its worth a shot. Mixed with the dolphin are nice-size blackfin and skipjack tuna. Sailfish are spraying ballyhoo on the reef, and were just at the beginning of the season. This fishing will improve as the cold fronts roll through. There is also a profusion of mackerel from the reef line all the way into Hawk Channel. Theyre mostly cero and Spanish, but there are enough mid-size kings to keep things interesting. Again, pilchards and live ballyhoo work well, along with spoons and bucktails. When the seas are too rough on the reef edge, head to the channel humps. They are turning out a nice mix of snapper and grouper as well as hogfish, porgy and other good-eating pan fish species. Live shrimp is the ticket here. In the bay, the Spanish mackerel bite is outstanding. There are a few cero mixed in and some small, sub-legal kings. Check your fish carefully, as a small, freshly caught king can easily be mistaken for a Spanish mackerel. There is some decent mangrove snapper fishing around the grass banks and shallower wrecks. Shrimp, chunks of pinfish or fresh ballyhoo are all working well.The weeks bestAt Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon, Capt. Howard Kelley and Capt. Tom Beck got a jump on the late-season dolphin bite with multiple guests aboard the Papa Pips Norm Golden and hisWhatever you target,youll find successFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson CaptainsColumn Canes dominate St. Brendans SabresCoral Shores Highs boys soccer team scored its second straight shutout win Friday, leveling the Canesrecord at 2-2 after blanking St. Brendan, 6-0, on the home field in Tavernier. Nobody scored more than one goal, so it was nice to have that kind of balanced attack, said head coach Jorge Bosque.While the offense kept the pressure on the Sabre goal, Coral Shores defenders cut off St. Brendans attacks. Secondyear Cane goalkeeper Alejandro Bolivar did the rest.Results of a game against Ransom Everglades earlier this week were pending at press time. The two straight wins followed an 0-2 start for the Canes, who dropped an 8-0 decision against defending District 16-3Awinner Gulliver Prep and a close 3-2 contest at Key West High School. After a state redistricting, Coral Shores is in the seventeam District 16-2Aalong with Gulliver and longtime rivals like Ransom Everglades and Archbishop Carroll. Gulliver has been able to keep its team together for two years and those guys play [club soccer] year-around, Bosque said. Were going to have to work to get up to that level. After Thanksgiving break, the Hurricanes travel to Carroll on Tuesday and Ransom on Dec. 2.6-0 shutout gives team a 2-2 markCORAL SHORES SOCCERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWCoral Shores defenders Tyler Webb (30),A.J.Paterson (5) and Steven Chadwick (32) converge in front of Hurricane goalie Alejandro Bolivar (right) to turn away St.Brendan in a 6-0 win Friday.See Fishing,2B
The Key West High girls and boys soccer teams played host to District 16-3A opponents Pompano Beach and Mourning over the weekend at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium, and the result was three close games and a blowout. On a rainy Friday night, the girls couldnt hold a 2-0 lead and had to settle for a 22 tie with Pompano. Caila DeAbreu and Lauren Schoneck scored for Key West. Our system failed because we rested at the wrong time, said coach Scott Paul. We were all over them, but didnt finish on our set pieces. The Conchs bounced back on Saturday afternoon, improving to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the district by defeating Mourning, 8-0, in a game than ended early because of the eight-goal mercy rule. Devin Mitchell and Robyn DeRoche each scored twice and Libby Isherwood, Raquel Schoneck, DeAbreu and Selyne Casis all had one. Lauren Schoneck had two assists and Adriana Garcia had one. Goalie Angela Martin recorder her third shutout of the season. The boys team lost to Pompano, 2-1, Friday night, with Justin Hamilton scoring the lone Key West goal. Then on Saturday, with six starters sidelined with injuries, the Conchs lost to Mourning, 2-0, in a spirited, rough-and-tumble match that saw 45 fouls called, 32 of them on Key West. The Conchs had their best chances to score in the first half, but couldnt finish. A rocket by Hamilton slammed off the crossbar. I was happy the way we played, said coach Rob Eggers, whose team fell to 22 overall and 0-2 in the district. Were starting to pass more and play like a team. Eggers was also happy with his two keepers Roderick Gil, who was strong in the net Friday night, and Griffin Saunders, who was impressive on Saturday. Asubplot of Saturdays game was ongoing exchanges between the Mourning players and the Conch girls team, which loudly cheered from the stands. The girls teased the players, who responded by smiling, blowing kisses and lifting their shirts. In the end, the Sharks had the last laugh. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,November 23,2011 TOTALNUDITY... 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 Thomas Operchal,MDannounces his retirement from his Ophthalmology Practice effective January 13,2012He would like to thank all of his patients for their support and confidence over the years.Medical records can be obtained by contacting the office.2375 Overseas Highway Marathon,Florida 33050 305-743-7824 Arteaga put the Conchs ahead, 46-45. After a West Boca missed shot, the Conchs had possession with 15 seconds to go. But the Bulls stole the ball and Rachel Stempel made a layup with six seconds left to put them ahead, 47-46. Rahming tried a long pass to Watson, but it was intercepted, and a free throw (West Boca had missed 20 of 31 attempts) made the final score 48-46. Watson said afterward that Fabal had put his hands on her neck. They dont know me, they have to learn me, she said of the Conch coaches. Fabal said, I tried to calm her down. I put my hands on her shoulders and tried to talk to her. He wore the expression of a man who, even though only nine games are left, knew that a long season lay ahead. Too much dribbling, not enough passing, too many turnovers and we didnt run a single play, he said. West Boca had also spoiled the Conchsopener last year in a game remembered for an embarrassing courtyard quarrel among Key West parents. Now, the Bulls had seen enough. They would not, their coaches said, be back.Tempers flare in home lossFrom Conchs,1Bfriends from Seattle, Gill Elliott and John Tehain from Harrogate, Tenn., and Anne and Peter Smith, from North Wales in the United Kingdom all came back to the dock with bounties of delicious dolphin. Honeymooners Ciera Galbraith and Jesse Coleman from Sarasota added a few snappers to their dolphin.The SeaSquared had a real mixed bag of fishing last week. Murray Beatts and Joan Wuischpard, from Tampa, fished two days and caught dolphin and tuna in 400 feet of water on the Atlantic side, but Murrays big thrill was catching large Spanish mackerel on fly in the Bay. The Belyeu group, from Texas and Pennsylvania, had a blast catching lemon sharks, and the Verdick family, from Elk River, Minn., added some snapper fishing to their sharking adventure. The Barr group, wintering in Islamorada, also got on the mackerel bite in the bay. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters in Key West, spent a lot of time in Hawk Channel and on the patch reefs to the west of Key West catching mangrove and yellowtail snapper and big cero mackerel. He reports finding yellowtail and large porgy everywhere on the reef south of Sand Key, with rock hind and the occasional shark mixed in. When he managed to get out to the blue water, his anglers caught several nice gaffer dolphin, king mackerel and dusky sharks, all using live goggle eyes and trolled ballyhoo.No casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity takes a break for Thanksgiving, but will return on Dec. 1 to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving with a feast of food, family, friends and hopefully some fishing, too.Capt. Chris Johnson specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, SeaSquared@ bellsouth.net and www.Sea Squared-Charters.com.Hawk Channel proving productiveFrom Fishing,1B Joan Wuischpard and Murray Beatts,from Tampa,got this nice catch of dolphin and tuna with SeaSquared Charters. Girls team splits, boys lose twoBusy weekend for Key West soccer teamBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOCCERCaila DeAbreu (above) of the Lady Conchs kicks in a goal past the Pompano Beach keeper during Friday nights 2-2 tie.Key West keeper Roderick Gil (left) makes a save against Pompano Beach in Friday nights game.Photos by BERT BUDDE Conchs 17th in state meetRunning the fastest time 17 minutes, 18 seconds in his twoyear cross-country career, Key West High senior Ryan Wagner finished 36th at Saturdays 2A state meet at Little Everglades Park in Dade City. The Conchstop runner all season, Wagner was 1:21 behind winner Bert Irigoyen of Ransom Everglades, who flew over the 3.1-mile course in 15:57. Wagners time was the fourth-fastest in Key West history behind Zack Black (16:49 in 2006), Zach Harden (17:04 in 2008) and Aeschton Tomita (17:15 in 2010). Hes his toughest critic, and he wanted to do better, coach Terence White said of Wagner. But I told him that he ran his best race in the biggest race of his life, and thats all you can ask for. Thirty-sixth in the state of Florida thats not bad. As a team, the Conchs were 17th out of 24 teams with an average time of 18:19. None of our kids had been to a state meet before, White said. It was a completely different atmosphere, with a huge crowd, a steady stream of runners and no gaps like in other races. But we didnt back down. Sophomore Julian Ramirez was the next Conch finisher in a personal-best 18:16, just ahead of Tomita, who closed his career with a season-best 18:21. They finished 96th and 98th, respectively. Next were sophomore Brock Guzman (124th in a personal-best 18:46), sophomore Tyler Hancock (134th in a personal-best 18:55), freshman Everett Wagner (138th in 18:57) and senior Bobby Finigan (168th in 19:42). Tony Guieb, who had been the teams secondbest runner, did not run because of a shoulder injury. This was by far the best team Ive coached, White said. The kids were pleased with their times, but they know theres still a lot of work to be done for the program to keep improving.Wagner closes prep career with a 17:18By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorCONCH CROSS COUNTRY TURKEY TROT TODAYYoung runners from Treasure Village Montessori school on Plantation Key start training before dawn to take part in todays Twilight Turkey Trot 5K race at Founders Park, mile marker 87.The students want to shine in the youth divisions,since the Turkey Trot is a Treasure Village Montessori fundraiser for field trips.Turkey Trot activities start at 5 p.m.Race-day entry is available for $35.
With the holidays near, the events calendar is getting full:The southernmost chapter of ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) holds its annual holiday toy run for Keys kids on Sunday.In the Lower Keys, it starts at 10 a.m. at the Kmart on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. In the Upper Keys, it starts at 11:15 a.m. at the Caribbean Club in Key Largo. The end point is the same for both groups of riders, the Safari/Caloosa Cove in Islamorada.Toys collected go to children through Wesley House Family Services, the Florida Keys Childrens Shelter, the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter, the Sheriffs Offices Toyz for Keyz Kidz program, and Just 4 Kids. To find out more, call Ray at 872-0082.The Marathon Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Christmas-lights launch at the citys Community Park at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Santa will be there, Linda Byars will provide the music, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served.The seventh annual Florida Keys Holiday Festival is set for 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2 at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside. Mitten-clad children can delight in a 20-ton snow mountain, the events mostanticipated highlight. There will be a pet parade (entry is free); live musical and dance performances; contests for best baked goodie, Little Miss Sugar Plum Fairy and Mr. Gingerbread Man; a holiday shopping bazaar; and a 7 p.m. parade whose theme is the Florida East Coast Railway.The event is organized by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free, but a $5 donation for parking will be collected to help defray costs of the snow mountain.The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative always goes out of its way to decorate its two main buildings, at mile marker 49 in Marathon and mile marker 91.6 in Tavernier.The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in Marathon and at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in Tavernier. Each event will have Santa and refreshments.Tours of lighted historic inns in Key West are planned for 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 and 17 and presented by the Key West Innkeepers Association.Inns in the Dec. 9 tour are the Mermaid & The Alligator, 729 Truman Ave.; Cypress House, 601 Caroline St.; Artist House on Fleming, 1016 Fleming St.; Rose Lane Villas, 522-524 Rose Lane; Wicker Guesthouse, 913 Duval St.; and Tropical Inn, 812 Duval St. The Dec. 17 tour features Westwinds, 914 Eaton St.; Artist House, 534 Eaton St.; Cypress House; Villas Key West, 512 Angela St.; and Avalon, 1317 Duval St.Tickets are $25 per person. Call 295-1334.From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10, you can enjoy live music and choose gifts at the Big Pine & Lower Keys Island Art Festival at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker 31 oceanside.There will be booths offering original gifts and crafts, raffles, live music, a kidscorner, and food and beverages. Admission and parking are free; no coolers or picnic baskets are allowed.The Ladies Guild of St. Peter Catholic Church on Big Pine Key tours Key Wests neighborhood Christmas lights on Dec. 11. Meet at the cafeteria in St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Truman Avenue at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and young, which includes a box dinner with soda and dessert. Proceeds go to the St. Peter Ladies Guild Scholarship Fund. Call 8722537 to reserve a spot.Keys artists, businesses and individuals are invited to decorate holiday trees and wreaths as part of a contest and fundraiser for the American Red Cross of the Keys.Spearheading the effort are artists from Gallery 84 in Islamorada, where the evergreens will be displayed and then sold at a celebration with food, music and beverages.Through Dec. 9, participants can decorate their own trees or wreaths to win prizes. Plan to deliver them to Gallery 84 on Dec. 3. They will be on display between Dec. 4 and 10 at the gallery, where the exhibit and sale will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Wednesday,November 23,2011 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Animal abuse comes in many forms from starvation to lack of medical care. Should you come across an animal that you think might be abused, dont overlook it! Report it to the appropriate officials immediately. You could just save the animals life. Put a to Animal Cruelty S T O P STOP Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and all its members think we are. Come in and see for yourself 11425 Overseas Highway. 743-6250 Who says Keys Animal Hospitalis the best veterinarian in town? Look to these professionals for your pet needs Puppy Conditioning Full Service GroomingU Wash Stations (305) 294-5082 1014 Truman Ave. Key West We are the only 24 hour veterinary hospital in the Florida KeysAvailable for emergencies outside normal business hours We have staff on duty 24 hours 365 days a yearDr.Geraldine Diethelm 1187 Overseas Highway Marathon (305) 743-7099 www.marathonvet.com Bumps & Bruises Veterinary HospitalDr. Lisa S. Bump (305) 396-7628 605 United Street Key West One Stop Pet Shop 2508-102 N.Roosevelt Blvd. Key West (305) 296-6912www.pamperedpetkeywest.com LivingKeys fanfare lights up the seasonHOLIDAY HAPPENINGSThis is the Electric Co-ops Tavernier building all lit up last year.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,November 23,2011 Tropical Springs Realty 103100 Overseas Hwy #51, Key Largo, FL 33037 Welcome Donna SteeleTo the 5 County Real Estate Team! A lifelong Keys Resident with a lifetime of experience in Real Estate! We are your Dream Team. We sell dreams daily. Call, text, email today. 5 5 CountyReal EstateTeamThe Donna Steele 305.395.0856 Sherry Fell 305.453.1770 George M. Botelho, M.D. Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 305-743-4005KEY LARGO97671Overseas HwyMARATHONMedicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese Daniel and Liz Samess are the new parents of Ava Helen Samess,born Nov.16 at 6:21 p.m.at Miami Baptist Hospital.The newborn was 21.5 inches long and weighed 7 pounds,11 ounces.The new father is the chief executive officer of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. NEW IN TOWN Keys boat parades lining up participantsOwners of boats large and small can decorate their vessels and cruise Keys waters in any of the islandsupcoming Christmas boat parades.Dec. 10, 5 p.m., Boot Key Harbor Lighted Christmas Boat Parade, Marathon. At this event, dinghies, mega-yachts and vessels in between cruise the harbor in a sparkling procession. Best viewing sites include Lazy Days South, City of Marathon Marina, Dockside Lounge and Burdines Waterfront. To participate, call 849-0285.Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Key Largo Boat Parade, Blackwater Sound. The theme is Key Largo Imagination and the events grand marshal is to be Jon Landau, award-winning producer of the films Avatar and Titanic. The best viewing and libations are to be found at Sundowners, Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill, Senor Frijoles, the Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort and Caribbean Club, all around mile markers 103 and 104. To participate, call 394-3736.Dec. 10, 8 p.m., Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade, Key West. Boats proceed around Key Wests Historic Seaport and harbor areas. Before the boat parade, at 6 p.m., the Gerald Adams Elementary School Steel Your Heart Band welcomes spectators with songs of the season, followed by the popular family band the Doerfels. To participate, call 2923302.Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Key Colony Beach Lighted Boat Parade. The parade is set to begin at the 7th Street canal and wind its way through the citys waterways. Best viewing is from the Sadowski Causeway. To participate, call 743-7214.Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Lower Keys Lighted Boat Parade. The best recommended viewing is from the Pine Channel Causeway or Parrotdise Waterfront Bar & Grille, 183 Barry Ave. on Little Torch Key. To participate, call 923-5370.Five planned all throughout Florida Keys CHRISTMAS The Best Butt in the Keys pulled-pork contest on Oct.14 at Bud n Marys Marina in Islamorada raised more than $12,000 for the Good Health Clinic of Tavernier,the Keysonly free health clinic.The event included the contest,yard and bake sales,and live music. HELP FOR THE HEALTH CLINIC Pageant, bowl-a-thon help kidsEmployees of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office have revved up their annual campaign to raise money and collect holiday toys for Keys youths through the agencys Toys for Keyz Kidz organization. The Keyz Kidz Beauty Pageant is a fundraiser set for 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Sombrero Country Club in Marathon. Males and females from birth up to age 25 can participate. Trophies will be awarded and all will receive gift bags. The cost to enter is $20 before this coming Friday and $25 after that. Optional entries include most talented and most photogenic; there is an additional $10 fee for each additional category. The entry form is online at www.keysso.net click on special events. Or call Sgt. Linda Mixon at 7970089. Also, a bowl-a-thon for Toys for Keyz Kids is planned for Dec. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fish Bowl, mile marker 83.2 in Islamorada, Cost is $25 per person, which gets you unlimited games and shoe rental. Each paying adult is asked to bring one unwrapped new toy for a child age 12 or younger. For information, contact Sgt. Dennis Coleman at 797-0884 or Peggy Bryan at 853-3211. HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS LIVING BRIEFS Art Guild shows Flagler muralThe Art Guild of the Purple Isles holds a Dec. 7 meeting at the Key Largo librarys community room. Asocial begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the regular meeting at 10. Aslide show of the Flagler Railroad Centennial Wall Mural project at Island Christian School will be shown. ICS students and Art Guild members are involved in the mural work.
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Call 849-0293 or 743-2431 PLUMBING Ernest E.Rhodes PLUMBINGLicensed CFC1427241 10700 5TH Ave,Gulf,Marathon 743-7072 STUMP GRINDING STUMP GRINDINGFree Estimates 872-9877 TIKI HUTS Tiki HutsNEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099Lic# CYC000002 FLORIDA KEYS G E T YOUR BUSINESS N O T I C E D for as low as $49.28 Call Laura at 743-5551 Deadline: Wednesday 3 pm for Saturdays edition. ACROSS 1Tyrant who deposed Obote 5Metal or sugar man 12Welcome,often 15Monks 19Club or ice cream follower 20Rain,sometimes 21Ginger ___ 22Fast period 23Party room? 25Hard to find Mali town ? 27Within:comb.form 28Frosty 29A Jackie husband 31Lance ensign 32Kettledrums34Discourse Lindbergh enjoyed?38___ Z 39CCCXXII plus CCXXXII 40___ was going to St.Ives41Spring aheadinits.42From Sodom to Gomorrah? 48Place for three men 51Sea of Antarctica 52Kind of flight 53Spiritual quest55Punic War naval base57Curve58Disturbs the balance61Ferber 62Billy ___ Williams 63USSR ally 65Fight,as a fire 67Mrs.Pern 69Scientists high school mentor? 76___ Tze 77Arthur and family 78___ Gen.Ramsey or Edwin 79Road sign 81Puerto ___ 84Numbness:comb. form 86Jacobs boy 88Muscat citizen 90Petroleum component 92What few did to 68 Down 96The shivers 97Word with made or Friday 98Shrinks staff difficulties? 102Exploit a source 104Hunter 105Dicks 106Goal for Guillaume 107Cope with dental discomfort? 111Lanai115Musical composition116Red or White 117Business 118Type of pocket 119Hint 121Former Ph.D.? 126Nose growers? 127Columbary sound 128Ethiopias rebellious one 129Othellos tormentor 130Like the Gobi 131Eyes,to MacIver 132Beirut is its capitol 133Deere forte DOWN 1House,e.g. 2Hair adjective 3Argot 4Rebel Turner 5Gummy 6Town west of Limassol 7What Wile E.Coyote isnt 8Violin ender 9Never,in Nuremberg 10Three-faced one 11French philosopher Ernest 12Impressionist Henri 13The Greatest14Arizona States town15Misses the grade 16Fixed a purl 17Composer Webern 18Aped a bee 24Poetry muse26Anglican functionary30Genuine 33Zoroastrian 34Prepares a course 35Pump iron 36Of grandparents 37Revolve or turn 39Pan or Cupid 42Stepped on 43Between Daniel and Joel 44Silicate or iodide 45100,000 Btu 46Respites 47Jiminy Cricket,for one49Part of Defense Dept.50Youth org.founded in 1910 54Tide 56Turkish officer 59Neighbor of 132 Across:abbr. 60Garland 64Songster Warwick 65Poll a calf 66Carbohydrate suffix 68Don Corleone 70Hoof sound 71Word with drum or ring 72Mil.award 73Modern crusader 74Saw 75Fishing line,to Brutus 80Shepherds and humble 81Tech.reading 82Levin or Gershwin 83Freighters box 85Bald ones bivouac 86Dry ___ 87Vipers 89Valletta is its capitol 91Place near 93Barcelona being 94A chain has 100 95A Pinscher 99Author and pacifist Siegfried 100Aware of 101___ Road 103Excite 107___ out:rescues 108Berts pal 109For the ___ 110Cashier 111Word with game or tape 112South African province 113Painter Rivera 114Hoods missile 117Mulewort or maidenhair 120Part of familiar alias 122Metric measure 123Sis or bro. 124B&O stop 125Try soda Observer crossword puzzle Pun My WordSolution in the Nov.26 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Nov.19 puzzle.Railroad show includes racesRailroad buffs can whet their appetites for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the completion of Henry Flaglers Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway by attending the Key West Model Railroad Clubs second annual Key West Model Railroad Show & Sale.Set for Dec. 3, the freeadmission event is to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd.Highlights are to include locomotive drag races where visitors can pit their own model trains against each other on a 24-foot multi-scale racetrack. Those attending also can check out model trains operating on modular layouts, vendor displays and free giveaways for kids.The Keysrailroad history dates back to 1905, when construction began on the train line conceived by Standard Oil tycoon Henry Flagler. The train made its first journey from the mainland to Key West on Jan. 22, 1912. In 1935, the Labor Day hurricane destroyed the tracks.To find out more, call 586-7768.Event recalls the history of Flagler trainKEY WESTWhen cancer hits, what do you say?Even the best-intentioned person can become speechless or tongue-tied when reacting to a loved ones breast cancer diagnosis.What should you say? And what should you not say?Several peer counselors at Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization offered the statements they found most and least helpful to hear during their own breast cancer battles.HelpfulIm here for you, and well see this through together.Ill organize your friends to make dinners, drive car pools, shop, etc. whatever would be helpful.I know this is difficult for you, but please know I will do all I can to support you.Im so sorry you have to go through this, but Im here to help in any way.Would you like to tell me more about it?Not helpfulYoull be fine.You poor thing.I know how you feel.I know someone who died from that.Call me if you need anything.Will you be OK financially since you wont be able to work?I think you should.... Many friends and family members rush to offer support upon hearing news of a cancer diagnosis but then the calls subside, even as the cancer treatment stretches on. Stay connected for the long haul, checking in with periodic phone calls or emails to see how shes doing or just to talk about something normal.Make sure you choose words very carefullyMcClatchy-TribuneTO YOUR HEALTH LIVING BRIEFSAuthor Hall signs books on Nov.29Hooked on Books in Islamorada hosts author James Hall for a book-signing for his latest thriller, Dead Last, at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at the store, mile marker 81.9.In Dead Last, the hero Thorn learns he has no choice but to leave his sanctuary in Key Largo and join forces with a young policewoman from Oklahoma who is investigating serial murders in Miami. Thorn must confront an assassin whose victims and methods are taken directly from the script of a popular TVshow.Hall is a professor at Florida International University and has written 16 novels.Keys to Peace hosting authorThe public is invited to the next monthly gathering of Keys To Peace, set for Monday at the Key Largo Civic Club, 209 Ocean Bay Drive, mile marker 99.5 oceanside.Keys To Peace is a group whose mission is having citizens committed to co-creating a compassionate, peaceable and sustainable Florida Keys community. Mondays topic is gratitude with Mimi Greek of Tavernier, author of MasterMind DreamMakers.The gathering begins with a pot-luck dinner (bring a dish to share) at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 7:30. To find out more, call 4531835. HALL
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,November 23,2011 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A d / 5238900 NOTICEOF PUBLICMEETING NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN TOWHOMITMAYCONCERN thaton December7,2011 beginningat 10:00a.m. inthe MarathonGovernmentMedia Room,Marathon GovernmentCenter,2798 OverseasHighway, Marathon,Florida, ameeting willbeheldofthe REQUESTFOR QUALIFICATIONS(RFQ) SELECTIONCOMMITTEE fortheprojectof DEMOLITION,REMOVAL ANDDISPOSALOF UNINHABITABLE/UNSAFE STRUCTURESANDDEBRIS MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA RFQ-GMD-319-46-2011PUR/CV Theselectioncommitteewill evaluatetheproposals receivedforRFQ-GMD-31946-2011-PUR/CV.The evaluationand recommendationofthe selectioncommitteearetobe submittedtotheBoardof CountyCommissioners. Personsinterestedinthisissue areinvitedtoattend.Formore information,pleasecontact RondaNorman,Senior Director,MonroeCountyCode Compliance,2798Overseas Highway,Marathon,FL33050 byphoning(305)289-2520or viaemailtoNorman-Rondamonroecounty-fl.gov. ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisability whoneedsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthis proceeding,pleasecontact theCountyAdministrators Office,byphoning(305) 292-4441,betweenthehours of8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,no laterthanfive(5)calendar dayspriortothescheduled meeting;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call 711 PursuanttoSection286.0105, FloridaStatutes,noticeisgiven thatifapersondecidesto appealanydecisionmadeby theBoardwithrespecttoany matterconsideredatsuch hearingsormeetings,hewill needarecordofthe proceedings,andthat,forsuch purpose,hemayneedto ensurethataverbatimrecord oftheproceedingsismade, whichrecordincludesthe testimonyandevidenceupon whichtheappealistobe based. DatedatKeyWest,Floridathis 18thdayofNovember,2011. DANNYL.KOLHAGE, ClerkoftheCircuitCourtandex officioClerkoftheBoardof CountyCommissionersof MonroeCounty,Florida (SEAL) PublishNovember23,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5239100 STATEOFFLORIDA DEPARTMENTOF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICEOFINTENTTO ISSUEPERMIT TheDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtectiongives NoticeofIntenttoIssuea permittoMr.RogerHernstadt, CityManagerofCityof Marathontoconstructone,(1), ClassV,Group6,Stormwater DrainageWell,forCityof MarathonLittleVeniceArea5 locatedatMarathon,Monroe County,Florida.(DEPFileNo 193655-012-UC/5D). Thepurposeofthisfacilityisto injectnon-hazardous stormwaterrun-offfromthe CityofMarathonLittleVenice A rea5intoClassV,Group6, StormwaterDrainageWell locatedatMarathon,Monroe A A County,Florida.Injectionwill beintotheKeyLargoorMiami LimestoneFormations anticipatedtooccurat,or immediately,belowland surfacewithintheareaof proposedwellconstruction. TheDepartmenthaspermitting j urisdictionunderChapter403 oftheFloridaStatutes,and Chapters62-4,62-520,62-528, 62-550,62-600,62-601, 62-620,62-610,62-522and 62-660oftheFlorida A dministrativeCode.The projectisnotexemptfrom permittingprocedures.The Departmenthasdeterminethat aconstructionpermitis requiredfortheproposedwork. TheDepartmentwillissuethe permitunlessatimelypetition foranadministrativehearingis filedunderSections120.569 and120.57,F.S.Mediationis notavailableforthis proceeding. A personwhosesubstantial interestsareaffectedbythe Departmentsproposed permittingdecisionmay petitionforanadministrative proceeding(hearing)in accordancewithSections 120.569and120.57,Florida Statutes.Thepetitionmust containtheinformationsetforth belowandmustbefiled (received)intheOfficeof GeneralCounselofthe Departmentat3900 CommonwealthBoulevard, MailStation35,Tallahassee, Florida32399-3000,within14 daysofpublicationofthis notice.Petitionershallmaila copyofthepetitiontothe applicantattheaddress indicatedaboveatthetimeof filing.Failuretofileapetition withinthistimeperiodshall constituteawaiverofanyright suchpersonmayhaveto requestanadministrative determination(hearing)under Sections120.569and120.57, FloridaStatutes,ortointervene inthisproceedingand participateasapartytoit.Any subsequentinterventionwillbe onlyatthediscretionofthe presidingofficeruponthefiling ofamotionincompliancewith rule28-5.207,F.A.C. ThePetitionshallcontainthe followinginformation;(a)The name,address,andtelephone numberofeachpetitioner,the applicantsnameandaddress, theDepartmentPermitFile Numberandthecountyin whichtheprojectisproposed; (b)Astatementofhowand wheneachpetitionerreceived noticeoftheDepartments actionorproposedaction;(c)A statementofhoweach petitionerssubstantial interestsareaffectedbythe Departmentsactionor proposedaction;(d)A statementofthematerialfacts disputedbyPetitioner,ifany; (e)Astatementoffactswhich petitionercontendswarrant reversalormodificationofthe Departmentsactionor proposedaction;(f)A statementofwhichrulesor statutespetitionercontends requirereversalormodification oftheDepartmentsactionor proposedaction;and(g)A statementofthereliefsought bypetitioner,statingprecisely theactionpetitionerwantsthe Departmenttotakewith respecttotheDepartments actionorproposedaction. Ifapetitionisfiled,the administrativehearingprocess isdesignedtoformulate agencyaction.Accordingly,the Departmentsfinalactionmay bedifferentfromtheposition takenbyitinthisintent. Personswhosesubstantial interestswillbeaffectedbyany decisionoftheDepartmentwith regardtotheapplicationhave therighttopetitiontobecomea partytotheproceeding,in accordancewiththe requirementssetforthabove. Theapplicationanddraft permitareavailableforpublic inspectionduringnormal businesshours,8:00a.m.to 5:00p.m.,Mondaythrough Friday,exceptlegalholidays,at theDepartmentof A A EnvironmentalProtection, SouthDistrict,2295Victoria A ve.,FortMyers,Florida. A dditionalinformation concerningthisprojectmaybe obtainedbycontactingDavid Rhodes,P.G.at(239) 344-5687. PublishNovember23,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 5239500 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATEDIVISION FileNo.2009-CP-257-K INRE:ESTATEOF GLORIAC.PARDAL, Deceased. NOTICEOFACTION (FormalNoticeBy Publication) TO:MarciaAndersonand A llunknownheirs, beneficiaries,creditors, devisees,orallotherswhomay haveaninterestintheabove estate: YOUARENOTIFIEDthata PetitiontoDetermine HomesteadStatusofReal Property,Revoke/Cancel WarrantyDeedandQuietTitle regardingthefollowing describedrealproperty: Lot4ofCutthroatHarbor Estates,asubdivisionof GovernmentLot7,Section28, Township66S.,Range28 East,Platofwhichisrecorded inPlatBook4,atPage165in theofficeoftheClerkofthe CircuitCourtinandforMonroe County,Florida hasbeenfiledinthe above-captionedestateand youarerequiredtoservea copyofyourwrittenresponse toit,ifany,onBonnieJ.Helms, petitionersattorney,whose addressis3845SeasideDrive, / 103,KeyWest,FL33040,on A A orbeforeDecember23,2011, andtofiletheoriginalwiththe clerkofthiscourteitherbefore serviceonpetitionersattorney orimmediatelythereafter; otherwise,adefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthepetition, withoutfurthernotice. DatedNovember18,2011 LisaM.Pierce DeputyClerk DannyL.Kolhage MonroeCountyClerkofCircuit Court PublishNovember23,30, December7,14,2011 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A LOSTDOG,LOSTNOV11, from107thSt.,Gulf,Marathon. Terriermix,tan&beige,furry, med.size,bigbrowneyes. Pleasecall305-923-4045 A A ApplianceDelivery-Installer needed.Lookingforreliable personwithvaliddrivers license.Carpentryskillsa must.Call305-664-3662 CINDYSHAIRPLACE NeedsExperienced Hairstylist/Barber part-timeorfull-time. CallCindy305-852-0220 Finishcarpenterwanted .Full time,benefitseligible.Must havevalidD/L,reliable transportation,drugfree. Pleasesendyourresumeto: infodasignsource.com Hairstylist/Barber Estabshop inshoppingcenter.Relaxed setting,manywalk-ins.FLstate lic&reliabilityreqd.Marathon mid-FLKeys.561-312-3013 A A KENNELCAREGIVER A nimalcaredutiesreqd.Must beabletoliftatleast50 pounds.Thiscriticalposition willonlybefilledbya compassionate,caring individualthatlovestowork withanimalsandpeople.Part timeevenings&weekends. CallMarathonVeterinary Hospital.305-743-7099 A A P/TCLEANERBigPine& SummerlandKey.Musthave car.Yearroundwork.Wkdays only.Drugtest&bkgrndcheck reqd.Dependable! 743-0697 PLUMBERSNEEDED Full-timeimmediateopenings. Experiencedonly.Applyin personGeorgesPlumbing 9585OverseasHwy.,Mthn
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Waterincl.Nodogs. 305-394-1150 MM75-WINTERRENTAL Islamorada3BR/4BA.Amazing homew/80seawall,boatramp, privatebeach.Completely Furnished.Call407-353-2296 A A 2BR/2BAOCEANVIEW CONDO SEAGULLS A vail.now.CallEllie, KeysCountryRealty& Dev.305-394-2901,853-7218 A A BIGPINEKEY3BR,1BA, unfurn.Largecovered, screenedporch,quietarea. Veryclean&nice!W/Dincl. $1000/mo.305-923-0684 A AMM101.5OS 1brparkmodel, 1-2occupants,preferlocal workers,petsOK,$750plus elec.(text/call)219-309-1780 carol46350gmail.com AAMM101.5OS 1brparkmodel, 1-2occupants,preferlocal workers,petsOK,$750plus elec.(text/call)219-309-1780 carol46350gmail.com MM103 2/1Beautiful, completelyremodeledmobile home.Largelotwith60ftof dockspace.$1,200. CallSteven(786)236-8550 MM1052BR/2BAON PRIVATELOT w/expando. FP,CentA/C,Furnished. $950/mo. Deposit. Call904-982-2762 2BR/2BAMOBILEHOMEW/ BuiltonFam.rm&Newkitchen abovegroundpool,fenced, furn.,behindKeyLargoSch. Turnkey$1100/mo.Call 305-619-0296/305-479-0613 A A BEAUTIFULAPARTMENT Beautiful1BR,1BA,2ndstory designerstudio.Overlooks1 acrelandscapew/pool&spain secureBPK.Screenedoutdoor porch&2sundecks.$1500/mo inclallutil.Smallpetmaybe. Ref.F/L&sec.305-395-1968 KCB1br/1ba condo,fullyfurn, $1200/mo.Elec,water,cable allincl.F/L/Srequiredtomove in.Ref.required.Pleasecall 305-743-0173 formoreinfo. KEYCOLONYBEACH-1/1 Water&cableincluded. Nicepatio,W/Davailable. $1,000permonth. (305)743-8691 LOOKINGFORLONGTERM RENTALINMARATHON AREA 2BR,2BAor2BR,1BA. IDEALTENANTS oldercouple relocatingtobenearfamily;no petsandnosmoking.Call 305-743-2561,leavemessage MARATHON,1bdrmapt, 500sq.ft,groundflr. Currently Furn(orunfurn.),$1150/mo. Inclutil.1monthSecDep.with 1stmo.pdinadv.,lease,Ref required.423-775-5731 MARATHONEFFICIENCY A /C,newlypainted.Shared laundryroom.AvailNow. $750/mo.F/L/S.305-923-3855 MARATHON Effic,veryquiet, conch,furn.Allincl.$798$989/mo.,min3-6mo.Rent/ lease. ALSO 2br,1-1/2ba,lrg, dockavail.Nopets.$975/mo. util.unf,F/L.305-610-8002 MARATHON WATERFRONTAPT for2people.$980inclutil. Dockprivileges.Availnow. 305-743-9876 MM100KawamaClub 2BD/2BA,availablenow. Petfriendly,$1375/mo. CallEllie,KeysCountry Realty/Dev.305-853-7218 MM102.5Bayside Furnished1BR1BA A ptPerfectfor1person NiceandCleanF/L/S PleaseCall305-453-0936 MM102OCEANSIDE, 1BR/1BA niceviewoncanal. $800/mo.Allutilitiesincluded, alsoW/D&C-A/C.Great neighborhood!305-303-9889 A A MM87.2EXECUTIVEBAY 2BR/2BAUnfurn.Townhome. Gated,Pool/Tennis,Beach. Yearlyrental.Nopets. $1300/mo.305-495-8955 PrestigiousIndigoReef, Marathon .3BR,2-1/2BA, gated,pool,workoutroom, dockspace,coveredparking. A vailnow!F/L/S305-289-0064 A A KEYLARGO BeautifulRoom $160WK,Movein$480.No Pets.W/Kitchenette &Privateentrance w/everything.305-453-0803 A A AFFORDABLERATES Daily-Weekly-MonthlyLuxury VacationVillasKeyLargoto KeyWestCall305-853-5000 keyscaribbean.com ALMOSTOCEANFRONT! 2NDHOUSEINFROM OCEAN .Sleeps6,1BR/1BA UPw/Kit.,Liv.rm.,FPand 1BR/1BADOWNw/sep.nook &extradoublebd.Crystalclear swimmingcanal.Boatramp madeintopriv.swim.beachw/ BBQgrill.Only1blockfrom publicpkw/swings,boat ramps,etc.Avail.thru6/1/12. Call305-393-1172 KEYLARGO2BR,1BA HOMEONOPENWATER Fullyfurnished.AvailableJanA pril.$2150/mo.Callformore info305-801-3157 KEYLARGOMM96. Ocean side.Directoceanaccess w/Oceanviews!Furn,3br,2ba/ 2br,2ba.Seasonalorannual. 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