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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .8B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 14,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.56 25 CENTS In L'attitudesAll things Ernest are celebrated during the annual Hemingway Days. Story, 4B Alert:Men with beards about to invade Key WestMost folks associate Hemingway Days with the annual look-alike contest that draws hundreds of bearded contestants to Key West's Sloppy Joe's bar, 201 Duval St. But, the six-day festival has expanded in recent years to include literary readings, a short-story competition and plays. Oh, and there's also an arm wrestling contest, running of the bulls (Key West style) and other things associated with the Hemingway legend. Since 1981, Hemingway's granddaughter Lorian Hemingway has directed a short story competition. Winners of this year's contest will be announced at 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Casa Antiqua, 314 Simonton St. In case you don't recognize the name, that onetime auto dealership building is best known as Hemingway's first home in Key West, where he lived and worked throughout the 1930s. His famous novel, "To Have and Have Not," set largely in Key West, is the touchstone for Hemingway Days'literary programs, which this year honor the 75th anniversary of that book's publication. Admission is free for the contest award ceremony, which will include a reading of the winning story. Following that, former Key West City Commissioner Tom Oosterhoudt will give a guided tour of Casa Antiqua, which is noted for its soaring atrium, courtyard and tropical plants. Agroup of Key West writers will gather at Wyland Galleries, 623 Duval St., on Wednesday, July 18. Scheduled to give readings, starting at 8 p.m.: Michael Haskins, best known for his Key West crime thriller series featuring "Mad Mick" Murphy; author/editor/poet George Murphy, presenting a selection from "To Have and Have Not;" David Sloan, author of "The Key West Bucket List" and coauthor of "Quit Your Job and Move to Key West" among others, and writer/editor Wendy Tucker, who penned Key West stories during her tenure as a journalist. Wyland Galleries artists will host a reception following the reading. Free admission. Brian Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian actor, will premiere his one-man production "In Deadly Ernest," which deals with the drama and heartbreak of Hemingway's later years. Sinclair has researchedHemingway Days July 17-22 adding eventsL'Attitudes StaffKEY WESTSaturday: Reality meets 'reefality'Combine realty television, an important message about protecting our marine environment, and some surprising song mixes. Add the excitement of diving or snorkeling and you have all the makings of the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival. Set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, a portion of the continental United States'only living coral reef is the stage setting for divers and snorkelers. They will portray "reefality show" personalities during the music fest, which runs until 2 p.m. The quirky underwater concert takes place at Looe Key Reef, part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, located about six miles south of Big Pine Key. Each year the songfest draws several hundred divers and snorkelers to explore theUnderwater concert rocks divers offshoreLOOE KEY Mermaids keep in tune during previous Underwater Music Fest. Photos by Andy Newman/ FLORIDA KEYS NEWSingway lookPhotos by Andy Newman/FLORIDA KEYS NEWSErnest Hemingway look-alikes get ready to begin 2011s Running of the Bulls.This Key West run is a safer version of its namesake event held annually in Pamplona,Spain.Canadian author bringsHemingway to KWstageBrian Gordon Sinclair, author of "Hemingway On Stage," is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Denver. He brings his Hemingway play series to Key West for two performof"In Deadly 20atthe plays at Hemingway Days Festivals in Key West. His other works include "Easter Rising: The Last Words of Patrick Pearse." "Easter Rising" is a stage dramatization of the 1916 freedom struggle in Dublin, Ireland. Arecipient of the Sir Tyrone Guthrie Award for acting at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Sinclair has performed in Cuba, Denmark, England, Holland, Norway, Poland, Spain and the Moscow Art Theatre in sia ictorof2 performancesJuly 19,20 at Tropic CinemaTHEATERSee Hemingway,5BSee Music Fest,5B Brian Gordon Sinclair costumed like Hemingway is working on a six-play series,Hemingway On Stage:The Road to Freedom. Bond for accused murdererNicholas Ferro,whose first murder trial ended in a hung jury,is granted bail. Story, 6A Mosquito protest growsAcounter trackin g online si g natures to a petition that protests a Florida Keys mosquito-control plan chan g ed by the minute Friday, relentlessly tickin g toward 101,000 names. "The whole country, not just our local community, is sendin g a very stron g messa g e: It's not OK to use people as an experiment," said Mila de Mier, a Key West resident who authored the petition a g ainst a planned release of g enetically altered mosquitoes in Key West. The heavy response to her "mutant mosquitoes" petition, posted in April at www.chan g e.or g has left de Mier feelin g "humble," the 15-year Key West resident said. "Never in my wildest dreams did I expect this," she said. "I thou g ht about a g oal of 1,500 [si g natures]. That turnout would have made me happy." The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has been workin g with British biotech firm Oxitec toward the planned release of 5,000 to 10,000 g enetically altered mosquitoes the Aedes ae g ypti species that can transmit den g ue fever that have been specifically bred to produce offsprin g that die youn g Den g ue produces flu-like symptoms that can be fatal. Old Town Key West experienced numerous cases in 2009, but a case hasn't been recorded since 2010. Arelease of the g enetically altered bu g s expected earlier this year was postponed indefinitely. "We've been dead in the water for a lon g time," Michael Doyle, the district's executive director, said Friday. "There has been no chan g e in the status." Even protests that have been g atherin g momentum have had less effect on slowin g the plan than g overnment inaction.No federal or state a g ency has been willin g to consider issuin g a permit that allows the release of g enetically modified creatures in an urban environment. Doyle insists some outside g overnmental a g ency must review the project before it proceeds. Oxitec and Keys Mosquito Control officials recently "opened a file" with the U.S. Food and Dru g Administration, but an a g ency response could be years away. "There is no existin g permit process," Doyle said. The U.S. Department ofOnline petition a g ainst releasin g g enetically altered bu g s tops 101,000DENGUE FEVER A bust honoring the late Margo Golan was unveiled Thursday in the Key West Historic Memorial Sculpture Garden beside Mallory Square recognizing her role in helping advance the Keys'modern-day tourism industry.Golan was a hotelier and a founding member of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council before her death in 1986. Here,Friends of Mallory Square President Ed Swift greets the new arrival.BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY Commi ss ion con s ide rs baths alt banFollowin g a statewide and national trend, the Key West City Commission is poised to approve a pair of ordinances that would prohibit the sale of synthetic marijuana and so-called bath salts in the city. Anew Florida law took effect on July 1 classifyin g bath salts, Spice and similar synthetics as Schedule 1 controlled substances; possession can result in a first-de g ree misdemeanor char g e. And on Monday, President Obama si g ned into law federal le g islation that bans a litany of synthetic dru g s, includin g the marijuana substitutes and bath salts, as well as other synthetics that may have varyin g chemical compositions but are intended to produce the same type of physical reaction. The new national law bans two of the active in g redients in bath salts, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, and a litany of other similar compounds, includin g those found in synthetic marijuana, often labeled as potpourri or under the brand name Spice. Various reports say one can snort, smoke, eat orThey're latest in growth of synthetic drugsKEY WESTJara to Orlando, Porter to startAs incomin g Florida Keys schools Superintendent Mark Porter continues to ne g otiate an employment contract, his predecessor Jesus Jara is lookin g forward to assumin g his new post as deputy superintendent of Oran g e County Public Schools on Au g 1. Jara, appointed to the top Monroe County School District job last Au g 8 by Gov. Rick Scott, on Thursday tendered his resi g nation. Porter, former superintendent of South Washin g ton (Minn.) County Schools, says he and wife Jane have been lookin g for a home in the Keys and that his contract is likely to be si g ned next week. "I think we're very close to a final a g reement," Porter says. "I'm sure we'll have somethin g in the next few days."Transition in leaders comes Aug.1MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSDruckemiller, others testifyAs expected, former Monroe County Technical Services Director Lisa Druckemiller testified Wednesday before a g rand jury about her involvement in the theft and resellin g of nearly 50 county-owned iPhones and iPads. The 31-year county employee's attorney, Robert Cintron, confirmed Druckemiller appeared before the g rand jury and answered questions from g rand jurors and Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson. "I g ather she was there for a few hours. I cannot discuss what she said and I asked her not to share her testimony. All I can say is I believe she answered every question she was asked," he said, referrin g to her intention not to invoke Fifth Amendment privile g es a g ainst self-incrimination. Cintron said he spoke to Druckemiller followin g her testimony and that she was "relieved" to finally speak out. "As expected, she was very emotional. No one wants to g o throu g h somethin g like that but she was happy to have the opportuni-Attorney says she's relieved' after talkingIPAD/IPHONE INVESTIGATION By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comSee Bath salts,3ASee Skeeters,2ASee Jara,4ASee iPad,2ABy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com JARA PORTER
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,July 14,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.9077 SUN.8879 MON.9181 TUES.9081 Forecast: Cloudy with variable chance of rain through Sunday.Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.Clouds and sunshine for Monday with 0% chance of rain. Heat index of 97F.ESE winds 10 to 15 mph Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches twice weekly for the presence of enteric bacteria.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,Key Largo.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. 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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 GETTING IT STRAIGHTDue to a reporting error, Wednesday's editorial contained incorrect information. The figure given for School District reserves by District 2 School Board member Andy Griffiths was 4 percent, not $4 million. WKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) News Director Don Riggs M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30 FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYNOTICE OFEXECUTIVE SESSION (LaborContract Negotiations)FLORIDAKEYS MOSQUITO CONTROLDISTRICT 503 107th Street Marathon, Florida 33050WEDNESDAY, JULY25, 2012 9:00 a.m.The Executive Session is a closed session for the purpose of discussing upcoming labor contract negotiations for the FKAA. The subject matter shall be confined to labor contract issues and/or strategy sessions related to contract bargaining. For additional information contact Karen Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, Florida, 33040, 305 295-2210 or e-mail: email@example.com Vote by Mail / Absentee Ballots Are Now Being Mailed.The elections office has started mailing the Vote by Mail Ballots for the August 14, 2012 election. If you have requested a ballot be mailed to you and you have not received your ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections offices at 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. You may still request a Vote by Mail Ballot. For your request to be complete the following information is needed: the voters name, address, date of birth, address where the ballot should be mailed, and signature if the request is in writing. Please include your daytime phone with your request.You may call the office with your request at: 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. Email requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org g .Arequest forabsentee ballot to be mailed must be received priorto 5:00 p.m. August 8, 2012.Harry L. Sawyer, Jr.Supervisor of Elections530 Whitehead Street #101 Key West, Florida 33040-6577Vote por correo / Ya se estn enviando las boletas para electores ausentes.La oficina de elecciones ha comenzado a enviar por correo las boletas para votar por va postal para las elecciones del 14 de agosto del 2012. Si usted ha solicitado que se le enve por correo una boleta y no la ha recibido an, por favor, llame a las oficinas del Supervisor de Elecciones por el 305.292.3416, el 305.289.6017 o el 305. 453.8740. Usted an puede solicitar una boleta para votar por correo. Para que est completa su solicitud, se necesitan los datos siguientes: el nombre completo del elector, su direccin, su fecha de nacimiento, la direccin a la cual ha de enviarse por correo la boleta y su firma si la solicitud se hace por escrito. Srvase incluir su nmero telefnico diurno juntamente con su solicitud. Usted puede llamar a la oficina con su solicitud por el 305.292.3416, el 305.289.6017 o el 305. 453.8740. Se pueden enviar solicitudes por correo electrnico a email@example.com g Para poderenviarporcorreo las boletas para electores ausentes, es necesario que la solicitud est en nuestro podera ms tardarpara las 5 p.m. del 8 de agosto del 2012. Harry L. Sawyer, Jr.Supervisor de Elecciones530 Whitehead Street #101 Key West, Florida 33040-6577Published Keynoter 7-14-12 A ABAGGSMayeRitchieBaggs (May1,1920-July4,2012) MayeAdoraRitchieBaggs, age92,passedaway peacefullyatherhomein Marathon,FloridaonJuly4, 2012.MayewasbornMay1, 1920inRupert,Idaho,the fourthchildofninetoJames DraperandCoraElizabeth CarverRitchie.Hermother passedawayin1935.Her fathermarriedHermine Eckersleyin1938,addinga sisterandlatertwobrothersto thefamily. Shewasthecherishedwife ofSpencerC.Baggswhomshe marriedonNovember22,1940 inReno,Nevada.Themarriage wasblessedwithloveand happinessforover55years, untilSpencersdeathin1996. SheandSpencerbecamethe parentsoffivechildren,Carol Mae,Ritchie,Clare,James, andCora. Mayeattendedschoolsin TwinFalls,IdahoandOgden, Utahandgraduatedfrom OgdenHighSchoolin1938 andattendedWeberCollege. ShehadlivedinOgdenfor mostofherlife,withthe exceptionof12yearssheand SpencerlivedinSt.George, Utah.Sheboughtahomein Marathon,Floridain2001tobe nearherdaughterCora. Shewasamemberofthe MarthaSocietyandtheJunior LeagueofOgden.She managedtheBalletWestticket officeattheBerthaEcclesArt Center.Shewasamemberand pastPresidentoftheLadies GolfAssociationatboththe OgdenGolfandCountryClub andtheBloomingtonCountry ClubinSt.George,Utah.Maye wasamemberoftheMarathon YachtClubwheresheenjoyed playingmahjongwithherKeys friends.Andonher90th Birthdaywasmadean HonoraryConchbyMonroe County. AABAGGSMayeRitchieBaggs (May1,1920-July4,2012) MayeAdoraRitchieBaggs, age92,passedaway peacefullyatherhomein Marathon,FloridaonJuly4, 2012.MayewasbornMay1, 1920inRupert,Idaho,the fourthchildofninetoJames DraperandCoraElizabeth CarverRitchie.Hermother passedawayin1935.Her fathermarriedHermine Eckersleyin1938,addinga sisterandlatertwobrothersto thefamily. Shewasthecherishedwife ofSpencerC.Baggswhomshe marriedonNovember22,1940 inReno,Nevada.Themarriage wasblessedwithloveand happinessforover55years, untilSpencersdeathin1996. SheandSpencerbecamethe parentsoffivechildren,Carol Mae,Ritchie,Clare,James, andCora. Mayeattendedschoolsin TwinFalls,IdahoandOgden, Utahandgraduatedfrom OgdenHighSchoolin1938 andattendedWeberCollege. ShehadlivedinOgdenfor mostofherlife,withthe exceptionof12yearssheand SpencerlivedinSt.George, Utah.Sheboughtahomein Marathon,Floridain2001tobe nearherdaughterCora. Shewasamemberofthe MarthaSocietyandtheJunior LeagueofOgden.She managedtheBalletWestticket officeattheBerthaEcclesArt Center.Shewasamemberand pastPresidentoftheLadies GolfAssociationatboththe OgdenGolfandCountryClub andtheBloomingtonCountry ClubinSt.George,Utah.Maye wasamemberoftheMarathon YachtClubwheresheenjoyed playingmahjongwithherKeys friends.Andonher90th Birthdaywasmadean HonoraryConchbyMonroe County. Mayeenjoyedtraveling,golf, tennis,playingbridge,knitting, reading,andjigsawpuzzles. Mayeissurvivedbyfourof herfivechildrenCarolMae FrostofKimberly,Idaho;S. RitchieBaggsandwifeLizof Victoria,B.C.Canada;James E.BaggsandwifeColleenof FruitHeights,Utah;andCora E.BaggsandhusbandDrew CatersonofMarathon,Florida; elevengrandchildren,eight great-grandchildren,andthree great-great-grandchildren; sisterRuthCoombsofLas Vegas,Nevadaandbrother DonLeeRitchieandwifePeggy ofKent,Washington. Shewasprecededindeath byherhusbandSpencer, daughterClareHastings,great grandsonHaydnHopkins, parents,step-mother,sister BethSundquist,brothers Willard,Ward,Verl,Dean, GeorgeLawrence,David,and Joseph,andstepsisterAlice RayFoster. AGravesidegatheringfor friendsandfamilywasheld Wednesday,July11,2012at 11a.m.atLindquists WashingtonHeightsMemorial Park,4500WashingtonBlvd., Ogden,Utah.AtMayes request,therewasnoviewing orfuneralservice. A rrangementsentrustedto LindquistsOgdenMortuary. Inlieuofflowersplease makeadonationtoyourlocal animalshelter,Hospiceofthe FloridaKeysorthecharityof yourchoice. Sendcondolencestothe familyat: www.lindquistmortuary.com Island's power grid nearly completeSixty commercial power poles and line installed this month on No Name Key could be energized by Aug. 7, according to Keys Energy Services spokesman Julio Barroso. That doesn't mean they will, of course, with the Lower Keys utility embroiled in a pair of lawsuits with Monroe County, as well as a pending state Public Service Commission complaint. "I don't think we're going to energize unless we're able to start connecting folks. Now it's up to the customers to do what they have to to get service connection," Barroso said. Keys Energy began installing 21 electrical transformers on the island on July 9 and finished Friday. In addition, wire that will run through conduit attached to the No Name Key Bridge arrived earlier than expected. It's slated to be pulled through the conduit starting July 30, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 3. Barroso said when the system is complete, "We can begin connecting customers who have completed all of KEYS'requirements for new service and have received a county electrical inspection." Such inspections are unlikely to occur until the county's legal issues are resolved. No Name residents have long been at odds over bringing commercial electricity to the island. Currently, homes are powered by solar, generators or both. Keys Energy has maintained it's required by the Public Service Commission to provide power to any customers seeking it within its service territory. Thirty-two of the 43 homeowners comprise the No Name Key Property Owners Association, which paid $650,000 to Keys Energy to install the poles and lines. Circuit Court Judge David Audlin denied the county's request for a preliminary injunction hearing to stop the installation, but another injunction hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29. The county sought a declaratory judgment in March 2011 as to whether power wires can cross aerial easements on conservation land it owns on No Name. There is also a pair of pending actions before the PSC and Third District Court of Appeal dealing with who has final jurisdiction over electrifying No Name. Assistant County Attorney Derek Howard said he expects the PSC and Third DCAto issue separate rulings on jurisdiction.Bridge conduit is last link for electricityNO NAME KEYBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKeys schools rank highWith few exceptions despite ongoing financial turmoil and low employee morale the majority of Florida Keys schools received an Aranking based on metrics released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education. This round of school grades covers the 2011-12 year for elementary, middle and nonhigh-school combination institutions. The grades are based on an array of data points including standardized test scores, overall learning gains and gains for the lowest-performing 25 percent of students. In the Lower Keys, Horace O'Bryant Middle School, Sugarloaf School, Poinciana Elementary, Gerald Adams Elementary, Sigsbee Charter School and Key West Montessori all earned the coveted Aranking. The Big Pine Academy dropped a letter grade to a B. Glynn Archer Elementary, slated to close and re-open on the HOB campus in 2013, maintained a C grade, the lowest in the district. In Marathon, Stanley Switlik Elementary dropped from an Ato a B. In the Upper Keys, Plantation Key School, Key Largo School and Treasure Village Montessori all maintained Aratings. The statewide numbers reveal that 89 percent of schools, some 2,301 institutions, earned an A, B or C. The school grading system was implemented in 1999 as a way to offer "parents, teachers, students and taxpayers a simple and effective way to see how well their schools are doing," according to Department of Education materials. For more information visit www.schoolgrades. fldoe.org .Only Switlik, Big Pine school drop in ratingsMORNOE COUNTY SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comAgriculture, which reviews genetically altered bugs used to fight agricultural pests, held an application from Oxitec for 18 months before deciding it wasn't the right agency for mosquitoes, an NPR news report said. In April, the Key West City Commission approved a nonbinding resolution opposing the introduction of genetically altered mosquitoes The Mosquito Control District believes the altered mosquitoes could lower the local population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to prevent a denguefever outbreak, and do it relatively cheaply. For more on this, go to www.KeysNet.comOpposition growsFrom Skeeters,1A ty to present her view of the situation," he said. Wilson could not be reached for comment by press time, but it's believed the grand jury testimony was scheduled to be complete by late Friday. Several county officials are believed to have testified. Chief Assistant State Attorney Manny Madruga said he sat in on the proceedings Friday but declined to reveal the names of any witnesses. "Witnesses are sworn to secrecy until the end of the grand jury's term. If [a report] comes out before the end for the term, certain things will be provided in discovery," he said. The grand jury is not obligated to issue a report. Druckemiller is accused of taking the Apple products and selling them to co-workers and others. She's openly stated that numerous other county employees were involved. That includes County Administrator Roman Gastesi, who's admitted to paying her cash for two iPads and two iPhones. Senior systems analyst Hank Kokenzie paid cash for three iPads and two iPhones. Gastesi was expected to testify before the grand jury. "I can neither confirm or deny that I was there, but I can tell you I wore a tie yesterday," he said Friday. For more on this, go to www.KeysNet.comTestimony doneFrom iPad,1A
Saturday,July 14,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com 20111st Place in StateIn-Depth Reporting Dave Goodhue1st Place in StateEditorial Page Keynoter1st Place in StateEditorial Dave Goodhue1st Place in StateHealth Reporting Sean Kinney2nd Place in StateInvestigative Reporting David Goodhue2nd Place in StateEditorial Wayne Markham2nd Place in StateSpot News Photo John Murphy3rd Place in StateGeneral Excellence Keynoter3rd Place in StateGeneral News Story Dave Goodhue3rd Place in StateEnvironment Karen Quist3rd Place in StateSpot News Photo Gail Villanueva20101st Place in StateGeneral Excellence1st Place in StateEditorial Page1st Place in StateNews Story Sean Kinney3rd Place in StateFeatures Kevin Wadlow20091st Place in StateFirst Amendment Defense Reporter Editor David Goodhue1st Place in StateIn-Depth Reporting David Ball2nd Place in StateSerious Column Wayne Markham2nd Place in StateEditorial Page2nd Place in StateSpot News Photo Sean Kinney3rd Place in StateIn-Depth Reporting Ryan McCarthy3rd Place in StateFeatures Ryan McCarthy3rd Place in StateSpecial Sections Todd SwiftThe Florida Keys Keynoter is the ONLY Florida Newspaper to win the First Amendment Defense Award three times. Y O U C A N C O U N T O N T H E W I N N E R STheKeynoter&The Reporterhave won more statewide awards for excellence than any other Keys publication: Enjoy the BEST the Keys have to offer in your award-winning community newspapers every Wednesday,Friday and Saturday. Rental scammer back in jailAwoman who once claimed ownership of an oceanfront Long Key estate was living in the Monroe County jail Friday in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Marcia Trinette TurnerWorkman, 49, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging her with violating probation imposed for several felony theft counts linked to vacation-rental fraud. "She owes restitution in excess of $67,000" combined to those she scammed and the state for not paying sales taxes, state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Ann Howard said Friday. "To the best of our knowledge, she has not made a single payment." TurnerWorkman was arrested in April 2009 after several years of consumer complaints and code-enforcement action centered on a Long Key property that she advertised on the Internet as the Ocean Paradise Villa. The property, which suffered damage in a 2006 hurricane, was not licensed for short-term rentals. Those lured by online advertising sent deposits or full payments for stays of a week to two weeks in 2007 and 2008. In several cases, victims told Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies, they were contacted shortly before scheduled visits and told the property was unavailable. Victims said they never received refunds. Some vacationers arrived at the property to padlocked gates and an overgrown yard. "Although it has been over a year for a majority of the victims, Turner has never contacted any of them or sent back the monies owed despite repeated attempts by the victims to contact Turner," a detective wrote in a 2009 affidavit. Turner-Workman pleaded guilty in late 2009 to multiple theft counts, and of keeping sales taxes collected from renters. She was sentenced to 15 years of probation, with restitution to defrauded vacationers and the state as part of the deal. The property has since reverted to its prior owner.Turner-Workman hasn't paid dime in restitutionCRIME FRONTAnother try for assisted livingFollowing the February breakdown of a 15-month negotiation, the Florida Keys Assisted Care Coalition, in conjunction with a new development firm, is taking another swing at building a combination assistedand independent-living facility on the Truman Waterfront. The coalition this month disseminated its plan 50 independent and 40 assisted units dubbed Truman Village to city staff along with members of the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board and the Key West City Commission.The coalition, formed nearly a decade ago, is partnering with developer Wendover Housing Partners and a nonprofit housing finance firm called the Affordable Housing Institute.Based on a previously imposed commission deadline, the players have until Dec. 31 to gain approval for the latest concept. Sandy Higgs, one of the coalition founders, says based on a request for proposals to build the complex, there was only one respondent "because financing is next to impossible." "It's very complex. It's changing. We've got a window of opportunity to get this done and we are extremely hopeful," Higgs says. "The coalition has done everything it can to keep this thing on track." In the last go-round, Rick Dover of Tennessee-based Family Pride Corp. worked with City Attorney Shawn Smith and Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan on a protracted and ultimately unsuccessful negotiation for a 99year land lease. The ostensible reason for the breakdown was Dover's inability to make the project work with the rent structure proposed by the city. Family Pride's plan called for 60 assisted-living units comprising 10 low-income units for $1,100 per month, eight moderate-income units for $1,700 per month and 42 market-rate units going for $3,800 each month; the total development was expected to cost $10.2 million. Based on a lease summary prepared by Finigan, the first 10 years of the ground lease would have cost $1 per year; in years 11 through 49, that would have jumped to $50,400 per year. Beyond that, the city wanted an appraisal conducted at that time to determine the price with "no cap on possible increases." On Thursday, Finigan had not reviewed the latest proposal and couldn't comment on whether the same lease would be used as a starting point if negotiations were to start with the new players. "We've got to look into it and see exactly who the group is and what they're representing," he says. "I can't tell if it would be the same lease or a different lease." Higgs says the plan is to make a formal presentation to the Truman Waterfront Advisory Board on Aug. 20 and then to the City Commission on Aug. 21. The latest proposal indicates construction costs in the $21 million range with potential income in 2013 of $1.13 million.New company is brought in for projectKEY WEST TURNERWORKMANBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Dental Association(305) 872-4272Big Pine Key, FL MM 29.75 Overseas Hwy.www.keysdentist.com General Dentistry done comfortably! COSMETICANDRESTORATIVEDENTISTRYOFTHEKEYSChristopher D. Golden D.M.D. ingest bath salts. The users'hoped-for result is a high similar to drugs such as cocaine, meth or ecstasy. They also can result in paranoia and out-of-control behavior. Despite that, they are in demand, law enforcement says. On March 23, Nicholas Burttram, 17, of Big Pine Key allegedly threw a large coral rock through the window of Paradise Petroleum on Big pine and stole several hundred packets of Spice. Burttram was arrested for burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief; the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says that when confronted with evidence of his involvement, he confessed. In an executive summary that will go before Key West commissioners for the first of two required readings at a meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Old City Hall, Assistant City Attorney Ronald Ramsingh suggests the prohibition of the synthetic narcotics "given its extreme effects on people and convenient availability." "The industry that manufactures these chemicals and their chemists are constantly evolving the chemical composition of the products to evade criminal prosecution given the large amount of time that it takes the Legislature to act," Ramsingh writes. The ordinances are modeled after counterparts approved in MiamiDade County and Deerfield Beach.Extreme effects on people'From Bath salts,1A KEYSNET.COM By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,July 14,2012 Gentile takes on attorneyKen Gentile,the embattled Monroe County School District chief of staff,has engaged the services of Key West-based attorney Robert Cintron. "We just had a preliminary meeting and he was going to gather some more information for me so we can get a handle on things,"Cintron says. Gentile is under investigation by both School District attorneys and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation because of his assertion on his resume when hired in April 2010 as chief internal auditor that he was a certified public accountant in Florida and New York. Gentile has never been a CPA in Florida and not since 1993 in New York. School Board Chairman John Dick says he will bring the matter up at the School Board meeting Tuesday,which begins at 10 a.m.at the administrative offices in Key West. Gentile deferred to Cintron for comment. Porter says included the contract will include some form of performance-based incentive, essen tially giving more pay based on student performance. "There will definitely be some performance incentives built into this contract," he says. "That's the piece we're working through carefully and methodically. Kind of the issue is do you need all of that detail in the contract or some of that detail be resolved, so to speak, outside the contract with the common understanding that that's where you're headed." School Board Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths says the salary being discussed is in the range of $140,000 per year, at the top end of the advertised salary range of between $125,000 and $150,000. In the meantime, on Friday Jara, swapping his usual dark suit and tie for jeans and an untucked sport shirt, was looking forward to his new job as the No. 2 in charge of Orlando-area schools, a district comprising 182,000 students. Keys public schools have 8,200 students. "There's similarities and differences" when comparing large and small districts, Jara says. "The issues are the same, there's just more people to do the work, more hands on deck." Jara replaced Joseph Burke, who was appointed in 2009 by then-Gov. Charlie Crist. Jara moved up from the post of chief operations officer, a job for which Burke recruited him. Burke was hired to replace Randy Acevedo, who was ousted following his arrest in connection with theft from the School District by his wife, Monique, She was convicted of stealing almost $500,000 from the district over at least three years when she was head of adult education and is in the middle of an eightyear prison stretch. Since moving to the Keys, Jara has commuted to his family home in Miami to see his wife and three children. Of their reaction to the new job, he said, "It's mixed. It hasn't really set in yet. There's some anxiety. My kids asked, Does this mean we get the yearly pass to Disney World?'" Friday, Jara shared news from the Florida Department of Education that the district had, for the seventh straight year, received an overall A ranking based on a number of student achievement metrics and data points. "With all the turmoil, infighting and budget reductions, we maintained student achievement." Jara's tenure has been marked by $13 million in cuts over two budget cycles and punctuated by more than two years of wrangling with the United Teachers of Monroe, largely centered on his mandate for seven unpaid furlough days. He plans to give a "state of the schools" address at his final board meeting, set for July 23 beginning at 10 a.m. in the administrative office in Key West. "I'm going to miss the community and miss the work," Jara says. "We have really great schools here."Orlando has 22 times more studentsFrom Jara,1A Notice to Monr oe County Register ed V oters Harry L. Sawyer, Jr., Supervisorof Elections, would like to inform the voters of a precinct location change that was made to adequately accommodate the voters of Monroe County. Please note that if you vote in the following precinct, yourpolling place has relocated and you will now vote at the following location forthe August Primar y election only : From: Florida Sea Base, Boy Scouts of America, 23800 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key To: First Baptist Church, 300 Key DeerBlvd, Big Pine Key Sample Ballots available at the Supervisorof Elections web site: www .keyselections.org A viso a los votantes del Condado de Monr oe Harry L. Sawyer, Jr., Supervisordel Departamento de Elecciones informa a los votantes que el siguiente recinto ha sido reestablecido para acomodarmejora los votantes registrados. Porfavor tome nota si usted pertenece a este recinto., esta sera la nueva direccin para la eleccin primaria de agosto : Cambio de: Florida Sea Base, Boy Scouts of America, 23800 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key A: First Baptist Church, 300 Key DeerBlvd, Big Pine Key Las boletas de muestra se encuentran en el sitio en la web del Supervisorde Elecciones: www .keyselections.org Published Keynoter 7-14-12 GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551
Saturday,July 14,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Pennekamp fracas lands man in jailA51-year-old Alexandria, Va., man faces numerous charges after creating a scene and fighting with three law enforcement officers Thursday evening at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Ranger Mark Reno and offduty state Department of Environmental Protection officer Jordan Delong confronted Michael Artayet after he "caused a disturbance throughout the campsite area." Artayet remains jailed on Plantation Key on seven counts three felonies and four misdemeanors including fleeing police, carrying a concealed weapon, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. The Sheriff's Office says Deputy James Warino arrived at the park just after 7 p.m. and found Reno and Delong "talking to a man without a shirt on." Artayet ran off and Delong told Warino that he said he was going back to his van "to get more firepower." Warino attempted to pull Artayet over in the park, but he ignored his lights and kept driving until reaching the dead end of a park road. The report says Warino approached the van and opened the driver's door, but Artayet refused to get out. He then struck Artayet three times with a baton before subduing him and placing him in handcuffs. Asearch of the vehicle revealed a 6-inch hunting knife but no firearms, the Sheriff's Office says. The report says Artayet was "acting out in a disorderly and belligerent manner" around the park campsite and later threw stuff including a bag of potato chips at Reno. He then made the threats about "going to get all his firepower." Artayet is being held onHe reportedly bothers campers throughout parkCRIME FRONT ARTAYETBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Accident victim's missing dog is foundHana the golden retriever is safe at home after two days of being lost in the Lower Keys. The golden retriever ran off Wednesday when her owner, Marty Stonely, was struck by a car in Bay Point. Friday, she was found on an island off Bay Point by a staffer with the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who had been kayaking. Stonely, 57, is a saxophonist with the popular trop-rock act Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band. After being hit by the car, he was flown to the Ryder Trauma Center. He returned home on Thursday. According to an incident report released by the Florida Highway Patrol, 65-year-old Louis Vallet, also a Bay Point resident, hit Stonely with his 2006 Chevrolet SSR at 12:58 p.m. Wednesday. "The driver fell asleep ... and drove into the pedestrian," who was on the opposite side of West Circle Drive, a trooper's report says. "The pedestrian's head struck the windshield and he was thrown into the roadway. The report says Vallet was wearing his seatbelt and that alcohol was not a factor. In the immediate aftermath of the accident, Hana ran away, prompting a focused search by friends, neighbors and those with a soft spot for animals.Two reunited on FridayLOWER KEYS This is Hana before her and her owner's ordeal.Ramsay leads in campaign moneyIt's not nearly as much as his Monroe County sheriff candidate son has raised, but Marathon Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay is still the leading campaign fundraiser among City Council candidates running for office this year. Dick Ramsay is one of five candidates thus far vying for three open seats on the council. Ballot qualifying is next month. The two-term incumbent has raised $6,550, according to second-quarter financial reports filed with the Supervisor of Elections Office. The reports were due by 5 p.m. Tuesday. His son Rick has raised more than $90,000 in his bid to become the next Keys sheriff. Adozen people contributed the maximum $500 to Dick Ramsay's campaign between April 1 and June 30. That includes Planning Commis-sioner Ralph Lucignano, one from him and another through his business, and Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. Marathon residents Dennis and Mary Zecca each contributed the maximum amount, as did Robert and Joanne Leef, Edilberto Lopez, Marlena Aldama and Greg Coldiron. The Spottswood Cos. donated $500 to Ramsay through their SK II Inc. development company, as did Volodymyr Panskyy through his IPGP Food & Services LLC food distribution company. Ramsay had 16 total contributions, including a $100 loan to himself and $500 worth of in-kind advertising from the Florida Keys Journal. He spent $1,021, mostly on signs from Collector's Corner. First-time candidate C.J. Geotis raised $4,350 in the second quarter. That includes a $1,000 loan to himself and a $100 donation from wife, Loretta. Geotis received 30 donations total, ranging from six $20 donations to three maximum $500 donations. Coldwell Banker Schmitt, Keys Fisheries Inc. and Ed Castle, project manager for city sewer designer Weiler Engineering, were his $500 donors. Geotis spent $2,131 in the second quarter, including $1,583 worth of campaign materials from Collector's Corner. Two-term incumbent Ginger Snead raised $3,950 during the second quarter. She had nine donations, seven of which were the maximum $500. All seven made the same donation to Ramsay's campaign: Lopez, Aldama, the Zeccas, the Leefs and SK II Inc. Snead had no expenditures during the second quarter. Former council member Chris Bull filed to run in late June and raised just $200, a donation to himself, by the June 30 reporting date. Larry Shaffer raised no money during the second quarter. He was the only candidate to file a first-quarter report covering from Jan. 1 to March 31, during which time he raised $125 and $500 worth of in-kind advertising through his online Florida Keys Journal publication.Councilman raises $6,550 for electionMARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCity closer to hotel-room decisionThe city of Marathon is inching closer to finalizing a method for doling out its newfound wealth of hotelunit allocations. The City Council on Tuesday invoked "zoning in progress," a precautionary measure relating to staff-proposed amendments to the city's land-use plan. City Planning Director George Garrett said zoning in progress assures the city that any permit sought dealing with proposed changes to the land plan would abide by whatever changes are made. It's "so we can work the details out on whatever sections of the code we're modifying," he said. "There's no change in the permit process really. I can't imagine there's anyone coming in the door that would be affected by any of these changes." Chief among them is a subsection of city code dealing with how to distribute the 100 units plus the ability to borrow forward another 100 awarded by the state Cabinet in January. The state decides how many permits can be issued in the Keys. Last month, the council approved an amendment to the land plan lifting a longstanding moratorium on new transient units, allowing the city to instead "manage" new development. Until now, the only way to secure existing room rights was purchasing them from private owners. The city held public meetings to hear from those owners and others concerned about the pool of new units. The city took numerous suggestions, but perhaps the most prominent prerequisite to apply for the 100 units could be a 4:1 ratio for units in possession to units awarded. The city's advisory Planning Commission is scheduled to consider an ordinance dealing with the transient units. Its meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the fire station at 8900 Overseas Highway. Other proposed changes include removing a requirement inherited from Monroe County when the city incorporated to notify property owners of a potential non-conforming use. The change is due in large part to a lawsuit filed against the city by the estate of Joseph Ardolino, which owns the former Overseas Liquor and Lounge. The bar was grandfathered around a 2007 law banning liquor sales at businesses within 1,500 feet of a school, church or other establishment selling liquor. It closed in 2008 and, after 18 months, the city said becoming a bar again would be a non-conforming use. The estate argued it wasn't properly told about the nonconforming use, while the city argued the publication of its new land development regulations was by law considered notification. The council sided with its attorneys and denied the estate's appeal, leading the estate to sue the city. On April 24, Circuit Court Judge David Audlin reversed the ruling and the city filed a motion for rehearing and/or clarification of Audlin's order. "We're going to make sure it's not a problem in the future," Garrett said. In other business Tuesday: Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay received a tepid response to his idea to put a sign directing drivers to Sombrero and Coco Plum beaches on the traffic mast arms at the intersections leading to each. Ramsay said he'd discussed the idea with Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce and state Department of Transportation officials. "This was a straw vote. I have no major attachment to it other than it seems like a good idea to show off our assets. If we can consider bringing this forward getting input from the chamber and the public, it would be good. Council members Ginger Snead and Mike Cinque said the city should be working, like Monroe County is, to reduce the number of signs along U.S. 1, not increase them. "We have to do something about the sign litter we have and we should be working on it. The number of signs along the bike path is insanity. I think we should reduce some signage before we add some," Cinque said. The council unanimously approved a $1.46 million fiscal year 2012-13 contract with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for police services. Sheriff's Office Capt. Chad Scibilia said the contract includes a small increase, roughly $32,000, that accounts for cost-of-living adjustments for 14 deputies.Question is how to hand out 100 unitsMARATHONMarathon: No to managing airportThe city of Marathon gave Monroe County the answer it was looking for in advance of the latter's monthly meeting Wednesday in Key West. The City Council on Tuesday was clear it does not intend to respond to a request for proposals to manage the county-owned Florida Keys Marathon Airport. The city is now all but assured a seat on the selection committee that will choose which company gets a management contract if any company in fact responds to the RFP, which Marathon Vice Mayor Dick Ramsay says is unlikely. "My opinion is I doubt anyone is going to answer it, but we'll see," he said Tuesday. Ramsay, the council's liaison to the county on airport issues, said he reviewed a copy of the RFPand that it's not in the city's best interest to respond to it. "The county retains total control and whoever gets this has very little power to do anything other than potentially what the County Commission directs them to do," he said. Ramsay also reiterated that the airport's future is a "Middle Keys" issue, not Marathon's alone. "This affects everything from Big Pine [Key] all the way up to Islamorada. If the county is looking for input on the response to management, it should include Key Colony Beach and Duck Key and everyone else," he said. Fellow council members agreed. "I see no reason to answer this RFP, but we should be at the table. I think it's very important since it's located here we have a sayso how this contract is let out," Councilman Mike Cinque said. The County Commission is scheduled to have a discussion about the RFP at its Wednesday meeting at the Harvey Government Center. Staff is seeking direction as to whether the selection committee recommends a finalist or brings a short list of three companies to the commission for review. County Airports Director Peter Horton said he also expects the commission to discuss how the RFPis worded, and could recommend changes. "Because this is an issue that may be controversial, we're giving it to the board and asking if this is what [it has] in mind," he said. Longtime Airport Manager Reggie Paros retired at the end of June and County Administrator Roman Gastesi has floated the idea to outsource management at the airfield. City and county officials visited Orlando Sanford International Airport in May to get a feel for how a successful privately run airport operates. That airport has some private management, but is mostly overseen by the Sanford Airport Authority created in 1971 by the Florida Legislature.But it gets to participate in RFP processMARATHON By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
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Photo courtesy FLORIDA STATE ARCHIVESThis is downtown Key West around 1894.Obviously,the city has grown up since then,when it was a sleepy little town with little industry.Soon to come,however,would be the cigar factories that would help make Key West the wealthiest city in Florida in that era.CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALDespite problems, students succeedLETTERS TO THE EDITORArrest me todayThe U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in the past on a number of situations in which it declared actions to be unconstitutional because they were deemed to be cruel and unusual punishment. I believe a situation exists now in Key West that can be declared cruel and unusual punishment, and it arose because the City Commission has passed an ordinance that makes a criminal of anyone who lodges in a vehicle in public. The law makes me a criminal. The city passed the law using what I think is very flawed reasoning. Nevertheless, it is law. The police know where to find me at most any time and they know what vehicle is mine. Yet I have not been cited or arrested. What's the use in passing a meaningless law that isn't enforced? To me, that's just plain stupid. And I believe it is cruel. How is this cruel and unusual punishment? It makes my life a total uncertainty because I lodge in my vehicle in public and I never know when I will be cited or arrested for this victimless crime. Most everyone has a need and a desire to have certainty in his or her life that he or she has a job tomorrow, that his or her spouse and family love them and be there for them, and criminals will be arrested and removed from the streets. And yet I don't know when the cops will be brave enough, or stupid enough, to enforce a law I believe is unconstitutional. What's the delay? The citizens of Key West deserve better. I think I deserve better. This a public demand for the Key West Police Department to do its duty, to make me answer to the violation I apparently commit every minute, hour, day, week, month and more. Please cite me and let's decide this issue in the courts. I want some certainty in my life. Shahdaroba Rodd Key WestWhen school board, teachers, administrators keep focus where it belongs in classroomControversy surrounding the transition in the Monroe County schools'top administrative post ended Thursday with Superintendent Jesus Jara's announcement that he's leaving for a deputy superintendent's job in Orlando. In his letter of resignation, Jara informed Gov. Rick Scott's office that his last day will be July 31, one day before his successor takes up the reins of the Monroe County School District. Mark Porter, selected from a pool of 56 applicants, is expected to start Aug. 1. The veteran Minnesota educator will inherit a tough budget, a deep rift between district administrators and the teacher's union, and challenges as charter-school expansion continues to erode the district's already-declining enrollment numbers. Monroe County is one of two counties in Florida to lose population the past decade. And the county is aging with fewer young families who are the engine that drives enrollment on which school budgets and programs are based. Jara, to his credit, inherited many of the problems when Scott appointed him on Aug. 11, 2011. At the time, Jara was the deputy to then-Superintendent Joe Burke, who was brought in to fill the slot vacated by the ouster of former Superintendent Randy Acevedo (Burke left last July 1 to become Lee County schools superintendent). Acevedo, removed by then-Gov. Charlie Crist in 2009, was convicted of three felony counts tied to covering up theft of district money by Acevedo's wife, Monique. She's serving an eight-year prison term after pleading guilty to eight charges stemming from theft and fraud of more than $400,000 used to buy clothes, household goods, junk food and other personal items. If all this seems like an overwhelming dose of bad news for the incoming superintendent, bear in mind that despite the budget woes, despite the impasse declared by the teachers union, despite the revolving door of superintendents, despite hard feelings over $13 million in cuts imposed the past two years despite all that students in Monroe County schools earned an "A" ranking in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test rankings released this week. That puts Monroe eighth in the state (along with Brevard County) when measuring performance in the classroom on standardized math and reading tests. Counties that scored higher in the rankings released Thursday: St. Johns, Santa Rosa, Martin, Sarasota, Gilchrist, Okaloosa and Seminole. Orange County, where Jara is headed, ranked 34th midpack. Yes, Porter will face some daunting challenges. But as long as he and the School Board keep their focus on what happens in the classroom, we can anticipate better times ahead. And after the storms we've just survived, won't it be a welcome thing to reach calmer waters ahead?$40 million boondoggleRe: The U.S. Navy's plans for a $40 million fiber optic cable to Cuba: Here we go again with another confusing project. Are we closing Gitmo or not? And why another multimilliondollar upgrade to this base after the last one was so highly criticized? I worked in Key West for several years for Western Union International. We had several cables to Havana and Miami Beach, and we only had 90 miles of problem to contend with. A600-mile route around Cuba in the Florida Straits is not the same as a transatlantic cable. It will be more vulnerable to dragged anchors, fishing boats and sabotage than were our metal-sheathed cables. The $40 million estimate is a farfetched dream that will increase when played out. Who gets this contract? Who will maintain and repair this cable? Many questions are unasked or unanswered. George Abrams Miami A group of detainees kneels during a morning Islamic prayer in their camp at the U.S.military prison for enemy combatants'at Guantanamo Bay,Cuba. The U.S.Navy wants to install a fiber optic cable from Guantanamo to South Florida because,the military says,communication via satellite isn't adequate. Salaries too highAs a citizen of Monroe County, I have witnessed a lot of taxpayer waste but the voters were made aware of the abuses and corrected them. We had the Gang of Three on the County Commission that bought us the Hickory House. We had a School Board that purchased Marathon Manor. We had a Mosquito Control Board that flaunted our tax dollars. The voters and taxpayers weren't fools and changed all the above. We have more task remaining and that is the Sheriff's Office. It is simply unacceptable that people under the sheriff get a higher salary than the sheriff. In one case, an individual receives $20,000 a year more than the sheriff. We have 21 administrative positions in the Sheriff's Office that receive $100,000 or more per year. In the meantime, we lose 10 percent of our deputies on the street every year because they can't afford to live in Monroe County on the salaries they receive. Study the issues and vote. Ronald Randall MarathonCuba drills,U.S.cleansRegarding the story on new oil drilling off Cuba: Cuba will spill and the U.S. will clean. Tomas Mulet MiamiCounty bill drops nearly halfIt appears Monroe County won't have to set aside as much money as thought to pay off 10 years worth of backlogged Medicaid claims. The County Commission was set to consider a staff recommendation at its Wednesday meeting to reserve $3.8 million to pay the claims. But the county received word Friday that number has been reduced according to preliminary state Agency for Health Care Administration figures nearly 47 percent, from $3.66 million to $1.94 million. The county could receive another 15 percent reduction, roughly $290,000, if it decides against challenging AHCA's numbers and pays the full amount. It could pay 100 percent and reserve the right to challenge them. According to Florida Association of Counties spokeswoman Cragin Mosteller, AHCAreviewed 1.3 million claims. Statewide, the backlogged claims have been reduced from $325 million to $172 million. "We're pleased with their efforts. [Gov. Rick Scott] made a promise and he kept it and it goes a long way toward the ultimate goal. When he signed [House Bill 5301 this past session], he made a promise to make sure no county paid a bill they didn't owe," Mosteller said. The legislation strips counties of the right to dispute Medicaid claims and demands repayment of retroactive bills from November 2001 through April this year. AHCAChief of Staff Karen Zeiler said the reductions come from three main areas: Address adjustments where the agency did not have sufficient information to determine which county was responsible for a claim. Pre-existing AHCA guidelines from 1997, updated in 2010, that provided specific billing exemptions the agency honored. System and data adjustments having to do with AHCA's billing system calculating dollar amounts incorrectly. Zeiler said AHCAis required by law to certify its figures to the counties by Aug. 1 and that each county has until Sept. 1 to file a petition to challenge.AHCA revises its backlogged dollar figuresMEDICAIDFerro granted $750,000 bondNicholas Ferro, accused of stabbing to death Key West native Marquese Butler during Fantasy Fest in 2009, was granted a $750,000 bond by Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia on Friday. That means Ferro, or someone acting on his behalf, would have to pay $75,000 in order for him to be released from jail; on Friday afternoon, records maintained by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office indicated Ferro was still being held. His Miami-based defense attorney, Ed O'Donnell IV, says the bond will be posted no later than first thing Monday morning. Once released, Ferro, from Hollywood in Broward County, will have to wear an ankle monitor that will track his movements. O'Donnell says Garcia's decision is "great news. We're very happy and the family is very happy." Ferro, 26, stood trial for second-degree murder in Key West in March but jurors were unable to reach a verdict after three days of deliberations. Chief Circuit Court Judge David Audlin declared a mistrial and in April recused himself from further proceedings, handing off the case to Garcia, who is based in Plantation Key. Motions are due to Garcia by Sept. 1 and Ferro's next court date is Sept. 11; a second trial is set to begin on Nov. 5. Ferro contends that he stabbed Butler in self-defense in the early morning hours of Oct. 31, 2009. Exhaustive testimony from prosecution and defense witnesses described a large street fight just off Duval Street on Caroline Street leading up to the incident. Assistant MiamiDade County State Attorneys Breezye Telfair and Miesha Darrough are prosecuting Ferro because staff at the Monroe County State Attorney's Office has ties to the Butler family.Second murder trail set to start Nov.5IN THE COURTS By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Saturday,July 14,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com MARKETPLACE RECENT REAL ESTATE SALESSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 100 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period July 1, 2012 July 7, 2012.Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppitt 440 Avenue C$180,000$175,000811Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Audrey R ichterPruden tial Knight & Gardner/Audrey Richter 55 Boca Chica Rd.$115,000$115,000827C oldwell Banker Schmitt/Monika SundstromC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo 231 Coppitt Rd.$299,000$200,00096Prudential Knight & Gardner/Walter LeePrudential Knight & Gardner/Walter LeeBig Pine Key 31535 Avenue B.$215,900$202,000578Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Thomas WilliBascom Grooms R.E./Edward SalazarCudjoe Key 22676 La Fitte Dr.$421,000$417,00094KeyI sle Realty/Lee Sanders, Sunnie SanLorenzo Realty Executives Fla Keys/Richard MedlinGeiger Key 84 Sirius Ln.$179,000$155,000343Paradise R.E. in Key West/Victor HeymannNon-Member OfficeKey Largo 298 & 300 Sound Dr.$45,000$45,0001312Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Frances HerbenickC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Frances Herbenik 64 Snapper Ave.$289,000$265,000459Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally StriblingBarbara Eads Realty/Mark Mills 1521 Shaw Dr.$599,900$525,000133Default Realty Services/Bennett & KashetaRE/MAX Keys Properties/Chris StanfordKey West 1110 Curry Ln.$799,000$779,000615Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas MayberryTruman & Co./Terri Spottswood 3312 Northside Dr.$169,900$165,000539Truman & Co./Melissa KrabillColdwell Banker Schmitt/Alain Majeau 1111 12th St. *$645$7,740357Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight, GardnerPrudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner 2114 Staples Ave.$255,000$260,000172Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerSellstate Island Properties/Melva Wagner 812 Fleming St.$299,900$285,900153Truman & Co./Terri SpottswoodSchwartz Property Sales/agent unknown 1308 Laird St.$619,900$610,00081PremierSouth Properties/Mark BurrisSchwartz Property Sales/Jimmy LaneLong Key 65821 Overseas Hwy.$85,000$65,000220Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Thresa EspinosaCentury 21 Schwartz/Theresa EspinosaLower Matecumbe Key 75710 Overseas Hwy.$419,000$350,0002329Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Keith AllenCentury 21 Schwartz Realty/Keith Allen 135 Cortez Dr.$550,000$485,000779Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsRealty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsMarathon 969 75th St., ocean$189,000$170,000364Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel WilliamsColdwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams 612 85th St., ocean$355,000$333,000105Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E. Co./Lela LelaShoreline Properties/Sue Mooney 1536 52nd St.$299,000$265,00067Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Joshua MothnerAmerican Caribbean R.E./John TrezzaPlantation Key 40 High Point Rd.$129,900$107,00038 Moorings Rty/James Mooney Jr., Tom Kavney Realty World Freewheeler/Sheila LangeStock Island 55 Coral Way$329,000$295,000214Century 21 All Keys/Rose SanchezLast Key Realty/Christopher Santry 397 Balido St.$289,000$260,00090Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Ellen GviliPreferred Properties/Robert ElkinsSugarloaf Key 19561 Aztec St.$184,200$179,00099Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerKey West R.E. Sales/Roger Holtkamp (*) commercial lease, not a sale COMING SOON:NEW EATERY Business Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThis is the former Quiznos sub shop at U.1.near Aviation Boulevard in Marathon.It closed last summer and now Marathon commercial fisherman Bruce Irwin plans to turn it into a deli and fish market.It will have minimal sit-down dining,'says city Planning Director George Garrett.Renovations to the interior are well under way. How to adapt to new health-care lawQuestion: Every couple of years my partners and I review our employee benefit programs. This year, with all of the talk about President Obama's health-care plan, we're doing it a little bit earlier than usual. We heard that instead of providing health care, small companies could instead pay a penalty. We have also been reading about how the new health-care plan doesn't apply to companies with fewer than 50 employees. As we read more and more about the new law, we're becoming more and more confused. All we really want to do is gauge the impact of all these new rules on our future employee benefit package and, of course, its cost. Can you help? Answer: Two major events have greatly impacted a business owner's decisionmaking process when it comes to employee benefits. The first is the new healthcare reform you noted above. The second is the economic recession we have just been through and its effect on employee perceptions of their fringe benefit packages. Since the second is simpler to explain, let's do that one first. In pre-recession times, it used to be that the younger the employee, the less he or she cared about things like health insurance and retirement benefits. Not that younger employees didn't care about these things; it's just that the younger employee in general would, given a choice between higher compensation and fringe benefits, would take the higher compensation. As we are coming out of the recession, however, my clients are definitely seeing a greater concern among employees for things like health care and retirement plans. Some clients have theorized the recession has made all of us value security a lot higher than in the past. As a result, we are seeing a higher value placed on health care, retirement and other fringe benefits by employees. Now to the new healthcare rules. Some classify their effects on small business into direct and indirect. I expect that the direct effects of the new rules on Keys businesses will not be great, simply because the vast majority of Keys businesses have fewer than 50 employees and therefore fall under the threshold of the new legislation. However, an indirect effect of the new rules may be a negative impact on the pool of available employees on which our Keys businesses have to draw, simply because good health care will become more available from businesses with 50 or more employees. Some have said that good employees will be more likely to be attracted to these businesses, thereby making it even harder for the under50 employee employer to attract good workers. If this is true, all small businesses may have to offer comparable health insurance to attract and retain good employees. And thus, costs are going to increase for companies that do not now offer coverage at least comparable to that specified in the legislation. Given the above two impacts, it becomes more important than ever for businesses that are heavily dependent on good employees and low employee turnover to review their compensation and benefit plans with the idea of getting more for every dollar of compensation and related cost the business spends. How is this done? Pay for performance and similar plans are among the most effective tools I have used. Other tactics include improvement in hiring and evaluation processes, more frequent compensation reviews, and implementing other plans that tie compensation directly to the achievement of performance standards and/or goals. Larry Kendzior is a CPA and professional business consultant with 35 years of experience helping business owners with complex issues. Need help in adapting the above suggestions to your business? Do you have a question you'd like to see covered in a future column? Give him a call at 942-9678.Many employees are looking at greater securityKEYS TO SMALL BUSINESS KENDZIARVerizon 4G expanding in KeysVerizon Wireless customers throughout the Florida Keys soon will have access to the nation's fastest 4G wireless network, when the company expands its network from Miami to Key West later this month. The launch of 4G LTE services in south MiamiDade as well as the Upper and Middle Keys is part of a larger-scale expansion of services across the state. The service was introduced in Key West in December 2010. 4G LTE technology is up to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network. In real-world, fully loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience data rates of five to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and two to five Mbps on the uplink. The Verizon 4G LTE network allows streaming videos with no buffering. Music lovers can download songs in seconds and gamers can take part in multi-player online action. Middle,Upper Keys to get it this monthTECHNOLOGY Citizens head: Shrink companyBarry Gilway, the new president of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., unveiled an ambitious set of goals Wednesday, saying he'd like to drastically shrink the state-run insurer without implementing "drastic changes" that would harm Florida's economy, and also improve the way the company communicates with Floridians. Accomplishing those goals, he acknowledged, would be among the most difficult things he's done in his 42-year career in insurance. "Our objective is to remove policies from Citizens and then provide them with quality alternatives to Citizens," said Gilway, a 66-year-old insurance executive who joined Citizens last month as president. By easing in rate increases, working more closely with insurance agents and speaking in more clear terms to policyholders, Citizens could begin the process of responsibly releasing more policies back into the private market, Gilway said. For homeowners in places like South Florida and Tampa, Gilway's proposals likely mean continued rate increases for their insurance policies. "My intent would be to try to move us a little closer to rate adequacy over the next three years in the tri-county area [in South Florida], and Hillsborough and the sinkhole-related counties," he said, later adding, "I believe that if we can get a little closer to rate adequacy, then we can attract private [insurers] back into the state." Citizens, created by the Legislature 10 years ago to be the insurer of last resort, has mushroomed to become the largest insurer in Florida, with 1.4 million policies. Gilway and other state leaders say Citizens has taken on far too much risk and poses an economic threat to the entire state if a massive hurricane hits. In response, Citizens' board has enacted a slew of policy changes in the past year that have resulted in reduced coverage and higher premiums for hundreds of thousands of Floridians.Describing Citizens as "an organization under fire" and "almost in a crisis environment," Gilway said it's imperative the organization do a better job of getting its message across. "We're doing so many things at Citizens that it's time to sit back and really explain to Citizens'customers what we're doing, why we're doing it and what are the expected results," he said. Gilway also proposed to work more closely with the Legislature, which is fiercely divided when it comes to property insurance issues.New president says he knows the challengesTOLUSE OLORUNNIPAMiami HeraldINSURANCE Public Meeti n g s Scheduled by a n d with the City of Ma r atho n fo r July 2012Plea s e n ote that mo r e tha n o n e Ma r atho n City Cou n cil/Boa r d/Committee membe r may pa r ticipate i n the meeti n g s li s ted.City Cou n cil City Ma n age r Pete Wo r thi n gto n Mayo r Roge r He rns tadt Dick Ram s ay, Vice Mayo r City Atto rn ey s Richa r d Keati n g Cou n cilmembe r Stea rns Weave r Mille r Mike Ci n que, Cou n cilmembe r Wei ss le r Alhadeff Gi n ge r S n ead, Cou n cilmembe r & Sitte rs o n PA CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Plannin g Commission Meetin g 07/16/125:30pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Vested Ri g hts Application Hearin g 07/17/1210:00amMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Special Call City Council Meetin g &07/19/125:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Bud g et Workshop Free HAZWOPER Trainin g 07/21/129:00am-4:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Meetin g 07/24/125:30pmMonroe County Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy.*Cancelled* Code Compliance Hearin g 07/25/126:00pmMarathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Ma r atho n cale n da r plea s e vi s it ou r web s ite: www.ci.ma r atho n .fl.u sPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meetin g or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedin g s and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedin g s is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requirin g special accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Clerk at (305) 289-5020 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 7/11/12hpPublished Keynoter 7-14-12 Meeti n g Notice Mo nr oe Cou n ty La n d Autho r ityThe Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Re g ional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Hi g hway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on July 25, 2012 be g innin g at 9:00 AM. The a g enda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl. g ov or by contactin g the Land Authority office at 295-5180ADAASSISTANCE If yo u are a perso n wit h a disability w h o n eeds special acco mm odatio n s i n order to participate i n t h ese proceedi ng s, please co n tact t h e Co un ty Ad m i n istrator's Office, by p h o n i ng (305) 292-4441, betwee n t h e h o u rs of 8:30 a. m 5:00 p. m ., n o later t h a n five (5) cale n dar days prior to t h e sc h ed u led m eeti ng ; if yo u are h eari ng or voice i m paired, call "711".Published Keynoter 7-14-12
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Apair of Keys softball centerfielders were named to the Miracle Sports 2012 All-State team last past weekend. Marathon High junior Taylor Konrath was named to the Class-3Asecond team, while Key West High junior Raquel Schoneck was named to the Class-4A second team. Founded in 2008, Miracle Sports is a volunteer organization that compiles Florida prep softball rankings and naming allstate teams. The all-state team is just icing on the cake for what appears to be a dream summer for Konrath. She was named Marathon's top female athlete in May, having captained the Dolphins' volleyball, soccer and softball teams this year. Konrath did all that while maintaining a weighted 4.7 grade point average and is set to show her soccer skills to Ivy League coaches at Harvard University, Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania later this month. She scored a schoolrecord 35 goals for the soccer team and compiled a .475 batting average in softball. Konrath says she found out about making the allstate team via text message the morning of July 7. "I actually don't know anything; I was freaking out," she said. Dolphins coach Andrea Murphy called Konrath a "natural athlete" and a solid leader. "She had really great numbers for us this year and had a lot of clutch hits. She led our team in pretty much every offensive category. She's obviously a threesport athlete, with good speed and covers a lot of ground in the outfield," Murphy said. Schoneck is humble about the award, saying "I don't know whether to be happy or not." She was also unaware she made the team until receiving a text message from Conch head coach Steve Wells. "Coach Steve texted me at like 10:30 at night," she said. Schoneck led off for the Conchs this year and finished behind only Devin Osterhoudt in batting average. "Raquel is one of those kids that you wish you had a team full of. If I had nine other ones, I'd be contending for the state championship. She's a bundle of energy; diving and throwing herself all over the field," Wells said. Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 14,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B Green living Being Earth-friendly should include greening your diet with garden-grown vegetables. Column, 3B Oh,rats A captive-breeding program for Key Largo woodrats ends with little success. Story, 2B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Konrath,Schoneck named all-stateDolphin, Conch excelled on softball fieldBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPREP SOFTBALLTaylor Konrath,shown here during a spring sports awards ceremony,joins Raquel Schoneck in earning all-state honors in softball.Oropeza wins the MercuryPam Oropeza of Key West caught a 32.46-pound dolphin to earn first-place individual honors for the largest fish in the 2012 Mercury Marine Ladies Dolphin Championship June 30. Oropeza, a tournament veteran who took second place in 2011, fished on the Spine-N-Line skippered by her husband, Key West chiropractor Steve Oropeza.Pam Oropeza also partnered with Kim McKendry of Key West to earn Spine-N-Line the tournament's boat championship for the largest aggregate weight of two dolphin. McKendry's catch weighed 19.08 pounds, bringing the two-fish total to 51.54 pounds.Second place in the individual division went to Barbara Musser of Leonardtown, Md., who scored a 24.26-pound dolphin while fishing on the Triple Time with Capt. Joe Mercurio.Placing third was Alex Smith of Key West, who brought in a 23.14-pound dolphin. Smith fished on the Lightly captained by Jeff Searcy. The team on Capt. Chip Veach's Super Grouper took second place in the tournament's boat division. Anglers Laurie Dasher of Los Gatos, Calif., and Key Wester Shannon Veach, the captain's wife, caught dolphin weighing 19.24 pounds and 23 pounds, for an aggregate total weight of 42.24 pounds. First place in the tournament's junior division went to 10-year-old Kassy Bradley of Cudjoe Key, who scored a dolphin weighing 11.16 pounds. Anglers on 24 boats fished the tournament.KEY WEST FISHINGInfo booth to provide needed factsThe Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are hosting their annual Lobster Information Booth at mile marker 106 bayside on the Overseas Highway in Key Largo. Starting July 21, visitors arriving in the Keys can stop at the booth for lobster miniseason information. It is to be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through July 24. Each year, the lobster mini-season falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. The 2012 mini-season opens at 12:01 a.m. July 25 and closes at midnight July 26. Regular lobster season always begins Aug. 6 and closes March 31. Sanctuary and FWC staff at the booth can explain the proper techniques for catching and measuring lobsters, and provide information about sanctuary no-take areas and other resourceprotection regulations. Lobster hunters should steer clear of the sanctuary's no-take areas, most marked by 30-inch round yellow buoys, as well as closed areas in other jurisdictions such as national and state parks. Federal and state rules prohibit coral damage. Sanctuary and state regulations require divers and snorkelers to fly a clearly visible diver-down flag. All the waters of and around the city of Layton, including canals, are designated as a crawfish sanctuary where taking or capturing spiny lobster for any reason is strictly prohibited, according to officials. An FWC enforcement officer is to be on hand at the booth to answer questions, as are representatives of preservation organizations such as the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Everglades National Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Sanctuary brochures outlining lobster season rules for Monroe County are to be available at the booth and at dive shops, marinas, baitand-tackle shops and many other businesses throughout the Keys. Sanctuary officials remind visitors and residents to follow regulations aimed at protecting lobster populations and the coral reef, and ensuring the safety of boaters and divers.Mini-season just around the cornerLOBSTER MINI-SEASONKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWA visitor to the Lobster Information Booth in a previous mini-season learns how to measure what would be a legal-size lobster. Big cash on the line in marlin tourneyAnglers targeting marlin and other fish are to compete for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes in the 2012 Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament, scheduled Wednesday through July 21. The tournament is held in conjunction with Key West's Hemingway Days celebration. Author and sportsman Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West throughout the 1930s, spending his leisure time fishing for big game offshore. The team that accumulates the most points for blue marlin, white marlin and spearfish during the tournament's three fishing days earns $25,000, while secondand third-place prizes are $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. Teams also can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per boat per day for additional points. Marlin must be tagged and released unless their weight exceeds 600 pounds.The Key West Marlin Tournament is to begin with a 4 to 6 p.m. final registration July 18 at the Conch Republic Seafood Co., 631 Greene St. Acaptains meeting, auction and raffle are to follow.Fishing is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and 20 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21. Weigh-ins are scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. the first two days and 3 to 5 p.m. the final day at the Conch Republic Seafood docks. Entry fees are $1,800 per boat for two anglers to compete in the marlin division and attend tournament social events. Entry in the fun fish division is an additional $300 per boat. For more, go to www .KeyWestMarlin.com .KEY WEST FISHINGDoes it float? Then hit the waterIt's a while away but it's not too early to start planning for the Anything That Floats regatta, set for Aug 17 and 18 in Key Largo. Acaptains party is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Senor Frijoles, mile marker 103.9 bayside. The next day is race day, with team checkin beginning at 2 p.m. and race events starting at 3 p.m.Resourceful crews of two, four or more people are expected to reuse, recycle and regenerate floatable items found around the house to construct their boats. Materials can include wood, PVC, jugs, buckets, pool noodles, plastic wrap, lawn furniture or cardboard, with a roll of all-purpose duct tape to hold it all together.Teams can hoist old Tshirts as sails to propel their vessels, as long as all participants are contained within. Oars and paddles are allowed but motors, foam, floats, rafts or pool toys are not. Boats and team members are to navigate a half-mile buoyed course along Blackwater Sound from Key Largo's Caribbean Club to Sundowners and back. Both waterfront locations offer excellent race-watching areas for spectators. Prizes are to be awarded in categories such as bestcostumed crew, most creative vessel, fastest vessel, best hard-luck story and vessel containing the most participants that still floats. The race is free to enter and the minimum age to participate is 13.For more event information, go to keylargoanything thatfloatsrace.com .KEY LARGO
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday,July 14,2012 Crossword solutionSolution to the July 11 puzzle. Living Kirk of the KeysOverseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM 51.5 743-4256Staffed Childrens Sunday School & NurserySunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary11 a.m. Traditionalwww.kirkofthekeys.com Marathon Church Of God800 74th Street,OceanSunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PMWednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PMA Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice" For God so loved the world..." and so do we! Calling all Christians! Come and experience the Ancient Church as it has been for 2000 years!St. Andrew Mission Church (OCA) will celebrateDivine LiturgyJuly 15 and 22 starting at 9:30 amat 721 West Indies Ramrod Key MM 27.5Service in English! Everyone Welcome!Call (305) 872-1453 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org://sites.google.com/site/orthodoxchurchofflkeys/ No Disney ending for woodratTen years ago, in a desperate move to save one of Florida's most endangered species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials approved capturing a few of the animals and taking them to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for captive breeding. The endangered species in question was not the Florida panther, the manatee or any of the other license-plate icons that call the Sunshine State home. It was the Key Largo woodrat, a small rodent with smooth fur and bulging black eyes. Federal officials figured they could save the species from extinction by spending $12,000 a year breeding the rats and then turning them loose in the wild. At first the breeding program seemed to be a big success. At Lowry Park and, later, Disney's Animal Kingdom, the endangered rats bred like, well, rats. But then the project ran into big problems, demonstrating why captive breeding is a tricky strategy that's used only as a last resort, said Larry Williams, South Florida field supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The rat project ended this spring, he said. The shutdown "was a little disheartening for us," said Anne Savage, senior conservation biologist for Disney's Animal Kingdom. Perhaps it is no surprise, given the role of a cartoon mouse in Disney lore, that Animal Kingdom won a national award for its success in breeding the rats. The effort did yield some important scientific discoveries, including a disquieting one about Florida's most notorious invasive species. Key Largo woodrats have been classified as endangered since 1983. They build nests out of sticks in hardwood hammocks of mahogany, wild tamarind, black ironwood and pigeon plum, most of which have been bulldozed for homes and other development. Their last refuge was, in fact, a refuge: Key Largo's Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge and, next door, the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park. They cover more than 8,000 acres. But the population kept plunging. One estimate said only 50 were left. Wildlife biologists didn't have to look far for the reason. Next to the parks is the Ocean Reef Club, a gated community that boasts some of South Florida's wealthiest residents as well as the state's largest feral cat population. Ocean Reef's homeowners spend thousands of dollars a year on a program that feeds and cares for the stray cats that wander the back alleys and, according to biologists occasionally gobble up endangered rats.Program's startBy 2002, the situation had become so dire that federal officials approved trapping some of the remaining rats and turning them over to the Lowry Park Zoo for captive breeding. Disney's biologists were brought on board in 2005. Breeding the rats wasn't as easy as it might seem. They are nocturnal, so biologists eager to learn about rat behavior had to watch them at night. They also tend to be solitary. The males and females get together only when the female is ready to breed. Put them together any other time and they fight, Savage said, comparing it to the movie "He's Just Not That Into You." But the first rats were born at the Lowry Park Zoo on Mother's Day 2003, and dozens more followed. In 2009, Disney won a prestigious national conservation award from the Association of Zoo and Aqua-riums for its breeding work. It even turned the program into part of the Animal Kingdom tour. Children could don a chef's toque and become Chef Remy, the gourmet star of "Ratatouille," and put together a meal for the wood rats (leaves, buds, seeds and fruits). What the children couldn't see was that even a successful breeding program has limits. "We were at the point where we needed new genetic material," Savage said. Without catching some more wild rats, the captive colonies would begin inbreeding, which would lead to genetic defects. But things weren't going too well out in the wild. Disney set up an intensive study of how the wild woodrats behaved in their native habitat. They put radio collars on some of them and followed them around to learn how they ate and nested. But when they began releasing the radiocollared, captive-bred rats in 2010, the rats didn't last long.Predators strike"The feral cats were just wiping them out," said Darren Wostenberg, one of the biologists who followed the rats'radio signals. "We released 14 the first time out and within a week, we'd lost half of them. They weren't used to predators." The wildlife agency decided to try something different. In December, the last 15 of the captive-bred rats were turned loose on nearby Palo Alto Key, just north of the Ocean Reef Club Airport. No woodrats live there, but neither are there any feral cats. "Each individual was radio tagged, as the plan was to track them for at least four months," explained Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Ken Warren. Within a month, nearly half were dead, gobbled up by owls and other predators from the skies. At the end of four months, only three remained. In May, when they were down to just one male on Palo Alto Key, biologists recaptured it and took it over to Crocodile Lake. They hoped it would find the wild rats and reproduce. But the rat somehow slipped out of its collar. "His fate is unknown," Warren said. The project wasn't a total loss. Sullivan pointed out that biologists now know far more about rat behavior than ever before. They discovered captive-bred rats have to learn how to avoid predators, unlike other species that have an instinct for dodging death. And they learned something about a predatory species. In 2007 a biologist following the signal for one of the captive-bred rats came face to face with a 7.5-foot Burmese python. Although the invasive snakes are a widespread menace in the Everglades, this was the first python found in the Keys, showing that pythons apparently can swim. The radio tracking device, and the rat wearing it, were both inside the snake. Reprinted by permission of the Tampa Bay Times, copyright 2012 .Disney ends program due to failureBy CRAIG PITTMANTampa Bay TimesENVIRONMENT Across 1Old West gunslinger Jack 6Converse 10Sound off 15Wall St.hedgers 19"Enough of that!" 20Like gossamer 21Nobelist Curie 22Joint malady 23Area for religious zeal 25Actress turned princess 27Contemptible 28__ voce:softly 29"Told you!" 30"Who'd've thought?!" 31Political handout 33Suffix with Zola 36Rapper __ Dogg 38Shade of gray 40Dragon slayer's destination 42Jackie Coogan's "Addams Family" role 47A Bible,to many 51Rummage event 52Big dos 53Personal account, briefly 54Roughly 55Big weight 56Et __ 57Quaint graphic,for short 59Ferdinand II,por ejemplo 60Dropped off 62Chef's measure 65"The Raven"opener67Hobbits'home, with "The" 681961 Marvelettes #1 hit 72"...all snug in __ beds" 74Organ parts 75Volcanic depressions79Longest river in France 80Club date 82Eventually become 84Human plant? 85Bruins legend 86Superior at work 87Pussycat's partner 88Deceive 90Queen who bankrolled Columbus 93O'Neill play 96"I'm full!" 98Round-of-four game 99Sugar suffix 100Starts to doze 101Derby setting 104Like volcanoes 106King of Judea 109Realm from 8001806:Abbr. 1112001-'08 White House Deputy Chief of Staff whose middle name is Whitehouse 113Whipped cream amount 116Start of an opinion 119Everly Brothers classic 121"Farewell,Luigi!" 122Sea eagles 123English horn relative124Crockett contemporary 125Mfg.guidelines 126India's first one took place in 1974 127Cheer 128They generate interestDown 1Sign of healing 2Very high priest? 3It can knock you out4Eatery with its own lingo 5"Yadda yadda yadda":Abbr. 6Major artery 7Insinuate 8Rugged ridge 9They're hardly old hands 10Texter's "Heavens to Betsy!" 11Interstellar unit 12"Dies __":hymn 13Clairol hair-coloring brand 14Width designation 15Forever young, seemingly 16Kaiser __ 17Filament container 18Eyelid problem 24Annual black-tie affair,with "the" 26Cashed,as a forged check 32Skin irritation soother 34Status __ 35Sturm __ Drang 37High style 38Swinging time? 39Rock often containing quartz 41Kilmer's nestful 43Ancient strings 44Certain tuber, slangily 45Skip church,in a way?46Musical with the song "Seasons of Love" 48A secret may be told in one 49Be the right size 50Call it a night 54Nabisco trademark 57Mauna __ 58Ham __ 60River herring 61Guy with wires 63Ballet bend 64Anthem contraction66"Strangers and Brothers"novelist 67Tee buyer's options, briefly 69ER readouts 70Racing craft with an anatomicalsounding name 71Exploit 72Common statue 73Distiller Walker 76Bull rider's protector77Posted __:didn't break even 78Have a feeling 79Filet mignon cut 80Pro shop purchase 81World Golf Hall of Famer Aoki 83"One for the road" offense,briefly 86Wasn't colorfast 88Snicket of children's books 89St.Patrick's land 91Rare great apes 92Lose ground? 93Roadie's load 94Cock and bull 9593-Down measurement unit 97'50s Superman player George 102"This will be awesome!" 103Equivocator's word 105Block house 106Sounds from a wino 107Work on one's work 108"The __ Not Taken": Frost 110Artist Magritte 112Rock sci. 114Banished Roman poet 115Waggle-dancing insects 117Deighton of thrillers 118Superlative finish 120Go back L.A.Times crossword "SAY WHAT?" Solution in the July 18 Keynoter Photo courtesy LOWRY PARK ZOOThis is one of the Key Largo woodrats taken to Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge from the Animal Kingdom breeding program. Key Largo woodrats are exclusive to North Key Largo. They've been on the federal Endangered Species List since 1984.
Saturday,July 14,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com ADVERTISE IN THECall Laura at 743-5551 to place your business ad.(Contractors are required to list their license number)FOR AS LOW AS $49.28PER MONTHOver 30,000 circulation weekly from Key West to Key Largo. Publication every Wed. and Sat. and now online at www.keysnet.com EXAMPLE Political advertisement, paid for and approved by Catherine Vogel, Democrat for State Attorney, Monroe CountyProfessional, Not Political!ExperienceCatherine has spent 27 years as a prosecutor, trying over 100 felony cases. She has dedicated her professional life to standing up for victims and punishing criminals.LeadershipCatherine teaches young prosecutors trial skills at the University of Florida. She is a true professional, with time tested wisdom to make the vitally important day to day decisions quickly and eectively... Without concern for politics.EthicsCatherine will try cases in the court room, not the press. She is a woman of impeccable character who has served on the Board and as Chair of the Florida Bars Disciplinary Review Committee.Catherine Vogel is the best, most qualied candidate for Monroe County State Attorney. She awlessly maintains her credentials and will never jeopardize cases with loose public talk.www.vogel2012.com The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club holds two shows today in the Lower Keys. The first is what's called a Power Cruise from noon to 4 p.m.at the Sheraton Suites Key West on South Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West.The second is from 5 to 8 p.m.at the Sugarloaf Lodge,mile marker 17.More than 65 cars are expected at each event. Mindy Laack (left),a registered nurse in Mariners Hospital's emergency center,explains the center's procedures to Daniella DeLucia,a 2012 Coral Shores High School graduate.DeLucia was one of four Coral Shores students who attended a weeklong summer camp at the Tavernier medical center that was designed to pique students'interest in a health-care career.The other students participating were Erin Flannery,Thomas Mirabella and Chella Rundgren. CAMP MARINERSTWO CAR SHOWS TODAY Going green includes the dietAfew months ago, I shared my experiences of the elimination diet my husband and I did last winter. We discovered that wheat and possibly all gluten products aggravated his arthritis and he is lactose-intolerant, but we lost weight and felt more energized and less bloated. I didn't have any arthritis flare-ups with the wheat but in the spirit of solidarity and a harmonious home, I have been experimenting with different wheat-free meals and have enjoyed branching out into foods I would never have tried. The biggest problem is the bread. We tried two brands of gluten-free bread. One of them was too dry and cardboard-like and the other not spongy enough for his liking. So he went cold turkey and hasn't eaten bread in months. That cannot be said for me. However, alternatives in the home are brown rice cakes, corn tortillas and rice crackers. If my husband has a pizza craving, we use the gluten-free pizza crusts I found at Murray's Market on Summerland Key that are pretty good. For the sweet tooth, I found lots of excellent-tasting glutenfree cakes and cookies for sale at the Good Food Conspiracy on Big Pine Key. And chocolate is gluten-free. With several rice cereals on the market and no ban on eggs, breakfast is easy. Brown and white rice, sweet and white potatoes and Asian rice noodles make up for any cravings the wheat may leave behind. While shopping for snacks I found plenty of healthy-leaning options for rice, vegetable, potato and corn chips and crackers. We eat lots of vegetables and salads and I have instituted a meatless midweek program. During the week for two or three evenings I make a meatless dinner. This is where the experimentation has been most interesting. Rice and beans is easy, as are lentils cooked different ways. Shepherd's pie made with lentils is almost like the meat-based version. My other favorite is rosemary polenta, basically coarse cornmeal, water, milk, butter, Parmesan and chopped rosemary. Minestrone with white beans and kale is very filling. I finally tried quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, and after the first mushy attempt, I figured it out and have a great recipe for quinoa and vegetable salad. Quinoa is high in protein, nutrients and gluten-free. It's not just wheat substitutes that have had an overhaul in this house. Recently at a friend's dinner party, I scored a big hit with a simple shredded carrot salad with chopped cilantro and cumin dressing. Living in the Keys also means we get access to lots of fresh tropical fruit. We are lucky to have friends with mango trees who are happy to share their bounty. For us, a sweet ripe mango for dessert is hard to beat. During the summer months I get most of my vegetables though my organic buying club but will get my vegetable garden ready for October's planting. My successes and failures in Keys gardening have taught me that leafy greens, herbs, radishes, peppers and tomatoes work well, so I will concentrate on those and buy the rest. We are what we eat and by rethinking our food choices, we are improving our health, conserving resources and enjoying our food adventures along the way. Shirley Gun is a member of the Keyswide nonprofit Green Living & Energy Education. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,July 14,2012 Alert:Men with beards about to invade Key WestMost folks associate Hemingway Days with the annual look-alike contest that draws hundreds of bearded contestants to Key Wests Sloppy Joes bar, 201 Duval St. But, the six-day festival has expanded in recent years to include literary readings, a short-story competition and plays. Oh, and theres also an arm wrestling contest, running of the bulls (Key West style) and other things associated with the Hemingway legend. Since 1981, Hemingways granddaughter Lorian Hemingway has directed a short story competition. Winners of this years contest will be announced at 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Casa Antiqua, 314 Simonton St. In case you dont recognize the name, that onetime auto dealership building is best known as Hemingways first home in Key West, where he lived and worked throughout the 1930s. His famous novel, To Have and Have Not, set largely in Key West, is the touchstone for Hemingway Daysliterary programs, which this year honor the 75th anniversary of that books publication. Admission is free for the contest award ceremony, which will include a reading of the winning story. Following that, former Key West City Commissioner Tom Oosterhoudt will give a guided tour of Casa Antiqua, which is noted for its soaring atrium, courtyard and tropical plants. Agroup of Key West writers will gather at Wyland Galleries, 623 Duval St., on Wednesday, July 18. Scheduled to give readings, starting at 8 p.m.: Michael Haskins, best known for his Key West crime thriller series featuring Mad Mick Murphy; author/editor/poet George Murphy, presenting a selection from To Have and Have Not; David Sloan, author of The Key West Bucket List and coauthor of Quit Your Job and Move to Key West among others, and writer/editor Wendy Tucker, who penned Key West stories during her tenure as a journalist. Wyland Galleries artists will host a reception following the reading. Free admission. Brian Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian actor, will premiere his one-man production In Deadly Ernest, which deals with the drama and heartbreak of Hemingways later years. Sinclair has researchedHemingway Days July 17-22 adding eventsL'Attitudes StaffKEY WESTSaturday: Reality meets 'reefality'Combine realty television, an important message about protecting our marine environment, and some surprising song mixes. Add the excitement of diving or snorkeling and you have all the makings of the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival. Set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, a portion of the continental United Statesonly living coral reef is the stage setting for divers and snorkelers. They will portray reefality show personalities during the music fest, which runs until 2 p.m. The quirky underwater concert takes place at Looe Key Reef, part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, located about six miles south of Big Pine Key. Each year the songfest draws several hundred divers and snorkelers to explore theUnderwater concert rocks divers offshoreLOOE KEY Mermaids keep in tune during previous Underwater Music Fest. Photos by Andy Newman/ FLORIDA KEYS NEWSErnest Hemingway lookalikes ride and push fake bovines as they make the turn on Duval Street during last years Running of the Bulls. Photos by Andy Newman/FLORIDA KEYS NEWSErnest Hemingway look-alikes get ready to begin 2011s Running of the Bulls.This Key West run is a safer version of its namesake event held annually in Pamplona,Spain.Canadian author bringsHemingway to KWstageBrian Gordon Sinclair, author of Hemingway On Stage, is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Denver. He brings his Hemingway play series to Key West for two performances of In Deadly Ernest July 19-20 at the Tropic Cinema. Currently writing a sixplay series, Hemingway On Stage: The Road to Freedom, Sinclair has premiered his first five plays at Hemingway Days Festivals in Key West. His other works include Easter Rising: The Last Words of Patrick Pearse. Easter Rising is a stage dramatization of the 1916 freedom struggle in Dublin, Ireland. Arecipient of the Sir Tyrone Guthrie Award for acting at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Sinclair has performed in Cuba, Denmark, England, Holland, Norway, Poland, Spain and the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. The artistic director of Ontarios Children of Erin Theatre Company, Sinclair is a dual citizen of Canada and Ireland.2 performancesJuly 19,20 at Tropic CinemaTHEATERSee Hemingway,5BSee Music Fest,5B Brian Gordon Sinclair costumed like Hemingway is working on a six-play series,Hemingway On Stage:The Road to Freedom.
Saturday,July 14,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Ice Age:Continental Drift ( PG): 3D 1:45,7:55 p.m. 2D 4:45,10:10 p.m. Katy Perry:Part of Me (PG): 3D 4:15,9:55p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13): 3D 1:00,7:00 p.m. 2D 4:00,10:00 p.m. Magic Mike (R):1:20,4:20,7:25,10:00 p.m. Ted (R):1:30,4:30,7:40 and 10:10 p.m. Tyler Perry's Madea Witness Protection (PG-13):1:10, 4:10,7:10,9:50 p.m. Brave (PG): 3D 1:15,7:15 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Rock of Ages (PG-13):1:30,6:15 p.m. Prometheus 3D (R):4:00,8:45 p.m. Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13):2:15,4:20,6:20,8:20 p.m. They Call it Myanmar (UR):2:00,6:20 p.m. Goodbye First Love (NR):4:00,8:30 p.m. To Rome With Love (R):1:45,4:15,6:30,8:35 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13):7:00 pm;S/S 2:00pmTavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 Ice Age:Continental Drift (PG): 3D 4:25,9:25 p.m. 2D 1:45,7:05 p.m. The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13): 3D 12:50,6:50, 9:50pm 2D 3:50 p.m. Magic Mike (R):1:50,4:30,7:20,9:50 p.m. Ted (R):2:05,4:45,7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Brave (PG):1:30,4:00,6:50,9:15 p.m. Keys Movie Times Artists invited to be part of window-shop galleryThe former Fast Buck Freddies variety store on Duval Street in Key West was famous for its window displays. Now its being reborn as an art gallery. Fast Bucks owner Tony Falcone has liquidated the store, which opened in 1976. Now he plans to open Fast Buck Freddies Pop Up Art Gallery starting Sunday at his store, 500 Duval St., Key West. The space will be made available to Monroe County art galleries and artists as temporary art space while Falcone negotiates a longterm lease. Instead of letting it sit empty, I thought, lets have some fun with it, Falcone said. Its an opportunity for people to stop in, reminisce, and shop for spectacular artwork. The windows will feature works from artists represented by the Gallery on Greene, Harrison Gallery, Joy Gallery and Lucky Street Gallery; as well as individual artists Martha DePoo, Alan Kennish and Eric Anfinson. An array of art demonstrations will enhance the experience. Fast Buck Freddies Pop Up Art Gallery will be open each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Areception hosted by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts will kick off the venture Sunday, July 15.Former retail store goes all arts venueKEY WESTHemingways life and has written a six-play Hemingway On Stage cycle, which he has performed in Canada and the U.S. In Deadly Ernest has its premiere 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. Asecond performance is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 20, in honor of the late Jean Klausing of Sloppy Joes Bar, a longtime force behind Hemingway Days. For more information, visit: shortstorycompeti tion.com hemingway days.net or kwahs.com .Running bullsOn Saturday, July 21, Hemingway Days activities turn to the ever-popular running of the bulls, which begins at 1 p.m. outside Sloppy Joes Bar, 201 Duval St. Past Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest winners, dressed in their Pamplona best, will compete with wheeled bulls adapted for Key Wests narrow street run. Following the run, at 1:30 p.m., Sloppy Joes will serve up Hemingway Birthday Cake, in honor of the 113th anniversary of Hemingways July 21 birthday. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Caribbean Street Fair takes place on Duval Street. This Helpline benefit affair transforms part of Duval into an open-air island market with crafts, jewelry, artwork, tropical clothing and food available for sale.This year, sponsors will auction off a former side gate from Hemingways Key West home with proceeds to benefit Helpline.For more information, call 292-8445 or visit: www.keyshelpline.org.Duval Street fair July 21From Hemingway,4B Photos by Andy Newman/FLORIDA KEYS NEWSMatt Gineo,center,jumps for joy after learning he won the 2011 PapaHemingway Look-Alike Contest.Next to Gineo is Cristen Hemingway Jaynes,Ernest Hemingways great-granddaughter,and previous lookalike winners.It was the 12th try for Gineo,a 64-year-old Jensen Beach,Fla.,biomedical engineer who bested 120 other entrants. Matt Gineo eyes a resident cat as he poses last year at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.Gineo won the 2011 PapaHemingway Look-Alike contest on his 12th try. regions colorful underwater marine life. The 2012 festival offers an offbeat takeoff on popular television reality shows with participants costumed as contestants and judges from Underwater Idol, Dancing with the Starfish and Subsea Survivor. Those attending might spot former Idol judge Simon Coral and current judge J. Lo Tide or previous Survivor winner Richard Hatchery. Keys radios US 1 stages the marine musical event, which can be heard over 104.1-FM. The music is broadcast underwater via Lubell Laboratory speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef. The concerts playlist typically ranges from humpback whale recordings to ocean-themed songs such as Jimmy Buffetts Fins, Donovans Atlantis and the BeatlesOctopuss Garden. Participants might even catch the would-be reefality stars tooting their own horns pretending to play underwater musical instruments like a trom-bonefish and clambourine sculpted by Florida Keys artist August Powers. The festival promotes a serious message of reef preservation. The broadcast includes diver awareness announcements, emphasizing ways to enjoy the reef while minimizing impacts on the underwater environment. Divers and snorkelers interested in participating can reserve space with Lower Keys dive operators or launch their own boats from public ramps and marinas in the Big Pine area.Try Dancing with a StarfishFrom Music Fest,4B Key West artist Martha dePoos watercolors will be part of window display at former Fast Buck Freddies. Peter Veys Beautiful Beachwill be on display.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,July 14,2012 The following is a Miami Herald article taken directly from a story published April 6, 1999. It is reiterated below in its enti rety, without any changes or editorial comment. If you believe The Miami Herald article as it is set out, it appears that some of the assertions made by Catherine Vogel concerning her record as a prosecutor, are incorrect. Please draw your own conclusion.Prosecutor to be suspended in fallout from hit-man caseby Gail Epstein Nieves and Amy Driscoll Miami Herald Staff Miami Herald Media Co. Aveteran Miami-Dade prosecutor embroiled in an office phonesex scandal is facing suspension after an internal investigation concluded that she discussed nude photos of a hit-man-turnedgovernment witness with her secretaries and allowed them to get too close to him. But a lawyer for Assistant State Attorney Catherine Vogel said the findings by the office's top investigators are inaccurate and politically motivated. The internal probe also has resulted in the firing of Sherry Rossbach, Vogel's secretary. Investigators found that in one month alone Rossbach accepted 164 collect calls totaling 66 hours from Jorge Ayala, a convicted hit man and star witness in three murders. Rossbach contends her firing is retaliation for a planned sexual harassment lawsuit against the office. Ayala's sexually explicit phone conversations last year with secretaries in the major crimes unit the most elite section of the state attorney's office became the central issue in the scandal. In the aftermath, the unit's chief resigned, two secretaries were fired, the office was forced off the murder case and outside prosecutors conducted a criminal investigation. The internal review, concluded last week, also has prompted policy changes. Giving gifts, favors or money to witnesses is now banned and collect phone calls from incarcerated witnesses must now be logged. Investigators found Ayala gave the secretaries at least $200 in money orders, two angel figures and pictures. For their part, the secretaries gave Ayala unusual perks. Those included 457 collect phone calls from jail, birthday cake and Thanksgiving dinner. Vogel also arranged for Ayala to have contact visits with his wife, who became pregnant. The internal report drew fire from Vogel, who will be suspended without pay for three days, and her secretary, Rossbach, who was fired Thursday for having an unprofessional relationship with Ayala and assorted administrative violations. Vogel, a 15-year veteran of the office, was lead prosecutor in the case against Griselda Blanco, accused of ordering hits that ended in the deaths of three people in 1982. Ayala, already serving time for three murders, was the star witness against Blanco. In an eight-page report, the panel wrote that Vogel admitted to discussing Ayala's genitals with the secretaries'' a revelation that might have scuttled the murder cases had defense attorneys learned of it. The report also said Vogel did not exercise sufficient control over the contact between her secretary and the key witness in the prosecution.'' Vogel referred questions to her lawyer Sam Rabin, who disputed the report and said that the statements attributed to her are either incorrect or taken out of context.'' She did mention she had seen a photo of Ayala sans clothing, but there was no discussion of genitalia,'' Rabin said. He said she saw Ayala's nude photo while reviewing a case file in Chicago and later mentioned it to her secretary. There was absolutely nothing improper'' about the discussion, he said. The report said Vogel took no action after learning that Rossbach had Thanksgiving dinner and the birthday cake delivered to Ayala in jail. She also knew they were spending too much time'' on the phone but failed to curb the practice, investigators wrote. But Rabin said Vogel had absolutely no idea'' of the extent of the phone calls, and when she had suspicions, warned Rossbach to cut back. Rabin said he believes the action against Vogel is an attempt by Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and her upper echelon to distance her and her administration from this scandal'' by focusing blame on Vogel. Rundle said neither the report nor Vogel's suspension were politically motivated. I think the action taken by us reflects a fair response by this office,'' she said, adding that Vogel had a blind spot with respect to the secretaries.'' We've never run away from this issue,'' Rundle said. [The panel] has looked at this. I have confidence in them. I have confidence in Cathy Vogel.'' Regarding Rossbach, the panel found that the longtime secretary was ``the person most involved'' with the convicted killer. Phone records showed Rossbach accepted 338 collect calls from Ayala between mid-November 1997 and mid-February 1998. While Rossbach was the secretary assigned to Ayala's case and had reason to talk to him, investigators concluded the time was excessive.'' Altogether, Rossbach and the two secretaries fired earlier accepted 457 collect phone calls from Ayala, and spoke to him a total of 188 hours and 40 minutes. The other secretaries were Barbara Abad and Raquel Navarro. The panel also accused Rossbach of making personal long distance phone calls and putting in for overtime pay on other cases when records showed she was on the phone with Ayala. Rossbach's lawyer, Robert Rosenblatt, dismissed the report as replowing old ground'' that prosecutors from the Collier County state attorney's office already examined. Rossbach was reinstated in her job last year after the outside prosecutors concluded she had committed no crimes. The firing of Sherry was only because she was in the midst of preparing a lawsuit against them for sexual harassment. So we'll simply add another count for retaliatory discharge,'' Rosenblatt said. Rosenblatt said his client was harassed by her boss Michael Band, then chief of major crimes, and other employees of the state attorney's office. Band denied Rossbach's allegations when they came to light last year. He subsequently resigned to pursue private practice. Rundle denied Rossbach was fired out of retaliation. From the first moment we've looked at every single allegation and thoroughly reviewed them,'' Rundle said. We've done what we thought was appropriate to cure these problems and hold people accountable.'' ~Miami Herald, The (FL) 199904-06 Section: Local Edition: Final Page: 1B The Democratic Primary for the Office of State Attorney will be held on August 14, 2012. Paid Political Advertisement paid for by Harold Shulman, 105075 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL33037 independently of any candidate. This advertisement was not approved by any candidate. NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY CONFERENCE ROOM 2nd Floor 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040TUESDAY, JULY24, 2012Audit Committee Meeting 10:00 a.m.The purpose of the Audit Committee Meeting is for the Authority's Internal Compliance Auditor to make presentation and discussion regarding the engagement letter for the Annual Audit for Year Ending September 30, 2012. The agenda and backup for the workshop can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com ., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org LIVING BRIEFSHazmat training planned July 21Monroe County Emer g ency Mana g ement, alon g with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, is offerin g free oil-spill safety trainin g for volunteers in the Upper Keys on July 21. The so-called Hazardous Waste Operations and Emer g ency Response (HAZWOPER) trainin g is the minimal safety standard required for volunteers called upon to help durin g a pollution incident such as an oil spill. The class will be held at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course will provide participants with an understandin g of the roles of volunteers durin g an oil spill; basic hazardous-substance terminolo g y; an introduction to methods for identifyin g hazardous substances and the risks associated with them; basic hazard and risk assessment techniques; and an overview of basic protection and decontamination procedures.To re g ister or for more information, call (888) 4705566, Ext. 4 or send an e-mail to keys.volunteers@yahoo com.Tasty art event set for ThursdayThe theme turns culinary for the Morada Way Arts District Thursday Walkabout this comin g Thursday in Islamorada. From 6 to 9 p.m., restaurants in the district will showcase samples of their featured recipes. In addition, art patrons are asked to participate in their own "Culinary Art is for Sharin g event by brin g in g 50 art "bites," alon g with 50 copies of their recipe, to participate in a Morada Way raffle. The Walkabout is centered alon g the Old Hi g hway at mile marker 81.5 oceanside. For more information, call 664-9100.Kids can play Mama Manatee'Children in kinder g arten throu g h fifth g rade can participate in the free July 21 Discovery Saturday educational series at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. The session from 10 to 11 a.m. is themed "Mama Manatee." Participants will play a "manatee memory" g ame and make manatee puppets while learnin g about the charismatic marine mammals. Attendance is free but prere g istration is recommended. Call 8094750 to re g ister. The Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center is at the Truman Waterfront in Key West, at the end of Southard Street.Slots available for Coral CampFuture ocean stewards a g es 6 to 12 can explore and learn about our marine environment throu g h educational activities durin g Coral Camp at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Activities include science and art projects, daily field trips, three days of snorkelin g and more. Slots are available for July 23-27, July 30-Au g 3, Au g 610 and Au g 13-17. Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $215 per week or $185 for two or more weeks. To re g ister, call Reef Relief at 294-3100 or send an e-mail to reefrelief@ g mail.com.Disabilities council meetsThe Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities meets on Thursday at the Marathon Government Center. For specifics, call 2924591. If you need special accommodations in order to participate, contact the County Administrator's Office at 292-4441 no later than five calendar days prior to the meetin g If you are hearin g or voice impaired, call 711.Seniors driving class scheduledThe Upper Keys AARPis conductin g another driver refresher course for those 50 and older. It's for those who want to enhance their drivin g skills takin g into account the effects of a g in g It's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 at Mariners Hospital, mile marker 91. There is no test and membership in AARPis not necessary. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers, $14 for others. To find out more, call Mary Lou at 8521620.Hospital launchesConnections programLower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island has introduced Connections, a new outpatient treatment pro g ram for those with mental-health and substance-abuse issues. It's a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient pro g ram for adults 18 years and older. It includes g roup and individual therapy with licensed mental-health professionals, psychiatric consultations and social services. For more information about Connections, call 2931295. Transportation and meals/snacks are provided. Medicaid, Medicare and most health plans are accepted.Hospital sale for Project BackpackThe Mariners Hospital parkin g lot will be transformed into an emporium July 28 from 7 a.m. to noon when employees of the Tavernier medical center hold a yard sale to raise money for Project Backpack. The annual event raises money to buy school supplies, which will be donated to children whose families can't afford to purchase them. Yard-sale shoppers can expect to find plants, toys, collectibles, household g oods, clothin g and fishin g items. The hospital is at mile marker 91 bayside.
Saturday,July 14,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com AIR CONDITIONING MARATHON A/C & APPLIANCESSales & Service Fast Reliable Service Lic # CAC017490 (305) 743-5051 ARTIC-TEMPResidential Commercial Marine Sales Repair Refrigeration Ice Machines Lic # CAC 053827. 743-5288 Danas Air ConditioningRepairs & Replacement Commercial & Residential Ice Machines Pool Heaters Lic # CAC 056642 (305) 289-9498 Windswept A/C & Appl.Shut Your Windows,Shut Your Doors You Ain't Gonna Be Hot No More! Great Prices! Good Service! Lic @ CAC056987. Call 289-1748 CABINETS Kitchen KornerReal Wood Cabinets; Particle Board Prices Sales, 743-7277 CABINETS Wholesale Kitchen CabinetsDo it yourself & save. All wood,high quality cabinetry. Several styles offered. Shop at home,consultation & design Call National Kitchen Cabinet Design 305-453-6168 CARPET CLEANING Royal PlusCarpet,Tile & Upholstery Cleaning Water Extraction & Drying Mold Remediation Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE (305) 296-8083 www.royalplus.com Licensed General Contractor CERAMIC TILE NC TILE & CARPETCeramic Porcelain Marble, Granite Tops Carpet Sales & Installation 10899 O/S Hwy,Marathon Lic #SP3562 & Insured 305-289-3019 COMPUTER REPAIR Teal Technologies,Inc.Business/Residential Solutions MS Certified System Engineer Servers-PCs-networking-CCTV Kim@T ealT ech.net 305-481-6981 Lic #LVSS 1278 & Insured CONCRETE DESIGNS Protect Preserve Beautify Any Concrete Surface Deco Coatings & Concrete Stamping Epoxy Floors & Stained Concrete Pavers Professionally Cleaned & Sealed Custom Artworks by Ed Moran www .keysdecoconcrete.com free Est.Lic SP3136 & Insd 305-923-0654 CONCRETE & WOOD DOCKS Are Your Timbers Sagging?Is Your Concrete Cracking? Does Your Shoreline Seem To Wash Away? If So Call Marathon Marine Construction Today.No Job Too Small. Lic#Eng 232. Call 305-289-7350 ELECTRICAL SERVICES KELLY ELECTRICServicing the Middle Keys Since 1980Dependable! Lic.& Ins.#EC525 Call (305) 743-6098 HOME REDECORTING AFFORDABLE A Fresh Look Redecorate In a DayUsing Existing Furnishings Also: Staging for Resale Move-ins Organizing Lybrand Redesign 305-292-2682 www.LybrandRedesign.com PAINTING & CARPENTRY NEW LIFE PAINTINGPainting Concrete Carpentry Home Repairs 23 Yrs.Exp.! Lic # 3587 305-849-0293 PLUMBING Ernest E.Rhodes PLUMBINGLicensed CFC1427241 10700 5TH Ave,Gulf,Marathon 743-7072 SHUTTERS MILESTONE SHUTTERSAll Interior Shutters & Blinds Hurricane Accordian Roll Downs Armor Screen.Free Est.305-304-4013 STUMP GRINDING STUMP GRINDING& FENCE REPAIRLic #1204.872-9877 SWIMMING POOLS FAZOLI BROS. Pool Cleaning & RepairNew Construction Remodeling Maintenance Great Rates!! Lic # CPC 1457751 (305)-849-8063 TIKI HUTS Tiki HutsNEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099Lic# CYC000002 YARD WORK THE YARDMANBeautifying the Keys,One Yard At a Time.Yard & Power Washing Services. 849-2786 KIRK WILL SHOW UP! ARE YOU LISTED?Rates as low as $49.28. Call Laura at 743-5551 NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS MOSQUITO CONTROLDISTRICT 503 107th Street Marathon, Florida 33050WEDNESDAY, JULY25, 2012The purpose of the Budget Hearing is to receive presentation and discussion regarding the Authority's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 including the Capital Improvement Plan of the FKAA. The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues) and to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com ., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, email@example.com Budget Public Hearing 10:00 a.m.Regular Meeting Immediately following Budget Public Hearing S O L DW E S E L L M O R E P R O P E R T I E S TH A N T H E N EXT 4 C O MP AN I ES C O MBI N ED C A L L U S T O F I N D O U TH O W 612 85th Street Ocean Marathon 11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL33050Lela AshkarianREALTOR¨P.A., CRS, GRI, e-PRO(305) 395-0814 International President's Circle Awardwww .FloridaKeysLocation.com My purpose is for you to be so outrageously happy with the help I provide you that you'll gladly introduce me to at least two people you really care about before I even sell your home/help you buy a new home. Not because you feel obligated, but because you truly believe they will benefit.Congratulations Walter and Paula! H How to Get an Edge When Selling Your Home? Have you cleaned your gutters? Clean gutters of trapped debris that can hold water and breed mosquitoes. Tip of the Week For more tips and current information go to:www.keysmosquito.org or call 305-292-7190 FOSTER CHILDREN FUNDS Doug Blomberg (left),chief executive officer of Wesley House Family Services, receives a $10,373 check from Jennifer Smith,queen of the Conch Republic,and Peter Anderson,secretary general.The money,raised through fundraising in the election for Conch Republic royal family,goes to the Conch Republic Foster Children's Fund, administered by Wesley House.8 g r aduate police academyEi g ht g raduatin g cadets of Florida Keys Community Colle g e's Basic Law Enforcement Academy celebrated both their completion of the 770-hour trainin g pro g ram and the start of new careers as law enforcement officers at a g raduation ceremony Tuesday at the San Carlos Institute in Key West. It was the colle g e's 48th such academy and marked the first commencement presided over by new colle g e President Jonathan Gueverra. While the cadets must still pass the state police certification exam, all have secured local employment. "This g raduatin g class, with every member placed into a job, is a prime example of how the colle g e is workin g with the community and/or leaders to stren g then our workforce," Gueverra said. Durin g the ceremony, Monroe County Sheriff Bob Peryam inducted internal affairs inspector Michelle Maxwell to her new role as a deputy sheriff. The other seven cadets were sworn in as Key West police officers by Capt. Scott Smith. Class Captain Michael Pettee was reco g nized for his leadership and academic excellence, completin g his coursework with a 96.63 percent avera g e. Anna Dykes received the Top Gun award for her shootin g skills. In a rare g esture, Halvorson honored every member of the class with the "PIG" award for demonstratin g pride, inte g rity and g uts. The Basic Law Enforcement Academy provides trainin g in basic law and le g al procedures, communications, vehicle operations, investi g ations, defensive tactics, first aid, traffic stops, firearms, patrol techniques and crowd control.The colle g e is now acceptin g applications for a Corrections Basic Recruit Academy that be g ins in Au g ust. The full-time prog ram will run daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Stock Island campus. For more information, g o to www.fkcc.edu.All secure law enforcement jobs in KeysKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Florida Keys Community College President Jonathan Gueverra (left) congratulates Billy Vazquez on his graduation from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. KEYSNET.COM
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday,July 14,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A Office/Store Staff or ManagerFull Time position Salary plus Bonus program Dive or sales experience a plus786-522-2693 www.rainbowreef.us A A A A A d / 9448000 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16thJUDICIALCIRCUIT, INANDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CaseNo.:2012-DR-651-K MaximStaroverov Petitioner and KariMayMullenCarnline Respondent. NOTICEOFACTIONFOR DISSOLUTIONOF MARRIAGE TO:KariMayMullenCarnline 3314NorthsideDrive / 141 KeyWest,FL33040 YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actionhasbeenfiledagainst youandthatyouarerequiredto serveacopyofyourwritten defenses,ifany,toiton Maxim Staroverov whoseaddressis 3314NorthsideDrive / 141, KeyWest,FL33040 onor before July24,2012, andfile theoriginalwiththeclerkofthis Courtat 500WHITEHEADST., KEYWEST,FL33040 before serviceonPetitoneror immediatelythereafter. Ifyou failtodoso,adefaultmaybe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe petition. Copiesofallcourt documentsinthiscase, includingorders,are availableattheClerkofthe CircuitCourtsoffice.You mayreviewthesedocuments uponrequest. Y oumustkeeptheClerkof theCircuitCourtsoffice notifiedofyourcurrent address.(YoumayfileNotice ofCurrentAddress,Florida SupremeCourtApproved FamilyLawForm12.915.) Futurepapersinthislawsuit willbemailedtotheaddress onrecordattheclerks office. WARNING:Rule12.285, FloridaFamilyLawRulesof Procedure,requirescertain automaticdisclosureof documentsandinformation. Failuretocomplycanresult insanctions,including dismissalorstrikingof pleadings. Dated:June15,2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT By:MarisladyLopez DeputyClerk PublishJune23,30, July7,14,2012. FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9618700 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA KEYWESTDIVISION CASENO:2012-CA-688-K JOSEPHBEUCHAT,asingle man,andVERNONE HENDERSON,asingle woman, Plaintiffs, v. RAMRODINVESTMENTS, INC.,aFloridadissolved corporation,andallothers presentlyunknownclaiming aninterestintheproperties by,through,againstorunder JOSEPHPARDO,deceased, acourt-appointedReceiver andlastDirectorfor RAMRODINVESTMENTS, INC.,RICHARDB.JAFFEand BERTSAGER,former directorsofRAMROD INVESTMENTS,INC., Defendants. NOTICEOFACTION A A TO:RamrodInvestments,Inc., adissolvedFloridacorporation c/oJosephPardo,deceased, receiverandlastknown directorLastknownaddress: unknown. RichardB.Jaffe,former directorofRamrod Investments,Inc. Lastknownaddress:unknown. Currentresidenceunknown. BertSager,formerdirectorof RamrodInvestments,Inc. Lastknownaddress:unknown. A llpartiesclaiminginterestsby, through,underoragainst RamrodInvestments,Inc., JosephPardo,RichardB.Jaffe and/orBertSager A llpartieshavingorclaimingto haveanyright,titleorinterestin thepropertyhereindescribed. YOUARENOTIFIEDthatan actiontoquiettitleonthe followingpropertyonRamrod Key,MonroeCounty,Florida: Lot16andLot17,Block10, BreezesweptBeachEstates Subdivision,accordingtothe PlatatPlatBook4,Page143of theMonroeCountyPublic Records, commonlyknownas27356 TobagoLane,RamrodKey, Florida33042,hasbeenfiled againstyouandyouare requiredtoserveacopyofyour writtendefenses,ifany,toiton: LeeRobertRohe,P.A., Plaintiffsattorney,whose addressis:P.O.Box420259, SummerlandKey,FL33042, (305)745-2254 onorbefore July28,2012(or30daysfrom thefirstdateofpublication, whicheverislater) ,andfiled theoriginalwiththeClerkofthis Courteitherbeforeserviceon Plaintiffsattorneyor immediatelythereafter; otherwiseadefaultwillbe enteredagainstyouforthe reliefdemandedinthe Complaint. DATEDJune28,2012 DannyKolhage, ClerkoftheCourt By:JacqueA.Donohue DeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationtoparticipate inthisproceeding,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactADA Coordinator,16thJudicial Circuit,500WhiteheadStreet, KeyWest,FL33040,phone (305)292-3423within7 workingdaysofyourreceiptof thisnotice;ifyouarehearingor voiceimpaired,call 1-800-955-8771. PublishJune30,July7,14,21, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9703500 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.11CA98P DEUTSCHEBANKNATIONAL TRUSTCOMPANY,AS TRUSTEEOFTHEINDYMAC INDXMORTGAGELOAN TRUST2006-AR21, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-AR21UNDERTHE POOLINGANDSERVICING A GREEMENTDATEDJUNE 1,2006 Plaintiff, vs. BROOKEL.ALANA; KANAHOUALANA;BANKOF A MERICA,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION;UNKNOWN PERSON(S)INPOSSESSION OFTHESUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICEOF A A FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedJune13, 2012,andenteredinCaseNo. 11CA98P,oftheCircuitCourt ofthe16thJudicialCircuitin andforMONROECounty, Florida.DEUTSCHEBANK NATIONALTRUST COMPANY,ASTRUSTEEOF THEINDYMACINDX MORTGAGELOANTRUST 2006-AR21,MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,SERIES 2006-AR21UNDERTHE POOLINGANDSERVICING A GREEMENTDATEDJUNE 1,2006isPlaintiffand BROOKEL.ALANA; KANAHOUALANA; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY;BANK OFAMERICA,NATIONAL A SSOCIATION;are defendants..Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatTHEFRONTDOOR OFTHEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,LESTER BUILDING,AT500 WHITEHEADSTREET,KEY WESTINMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,at11:00a.m.,onthe 26thdayofJuly,2012,the followingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT7,BLOCK13,LARGO GARDENS,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 4,ATPAGE38,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. A personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60days afterthesale. Datedthis18thdayofJune, 2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkofsaidCourt ByLauraVorhes A sDeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwith disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCherylAlfonso, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest, FL33040,(305)292-3423,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceiving thisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days; ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad,Ste.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 FileNo.:10-22821OWB PublishJuly7,14,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9813900 MeetingNotice TheMonroeCountyTourist DevelopmentCouncilwillhold theirregularlyscheduled meetingonTuesdayJuly31, 2012at10:00AMattheKey LargoMarriottBayResort, 103800OverseasHighway (MM103.8Bayside). TheVisitFloridaKeys Corporationwillalsoconvene duringthismeeting. A llTouristDevelopment CouncilMeetingsareopento thepublic. A DAASSISTANCE:Ifyouare apersonwithadisabilitywho needsspecial accommodationsinorderto participateinthisproceeding, pleasecontacttheCounty A dministratorsOffice,by phoning(305)292-4441, betweenthehoursof8:30a.m. -5:00p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5) calendardayspriortothe scheduledmeeting;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired,call 711. PublishJuly14,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9703900 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THE16THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT,INANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION CASENO.CAK11760 FANNIEMAE(FEDERAL NATIONALMORTGAGE A SSOCIATION) Plaintiff, vs. MARKL.CONNOR; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MARKL.CONNOR; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICEOF A A FORECLOSURESALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoaFinalJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedJune4, 2012,andenteredinCaseNo. 442011CA000760KW,ofthe CircuitCourtofthe16th JudicialCircuitinandfor MONROECounty,Florida. FANNIEMAE(FEDERAL NATIONALMORTGAGE A SSOCIATION)isPlaintiff andMARKL.CONNOR; UNKNOWNSPOUSEOF MARKL.CONNOR; UNKNOWNPERSON(S)IN POSSESSIONOFTHE SUBJECTPROPERTY;are defendants.Iwillselltothe highestandbestbidderfor cashatTHEFRONTDOOR OFTHEMONROECOUNTY COURTHOUSE,LESTER BUILDING,AT500 WHITEHEADSTREET,KEY WESTINMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,at11:00a.m.,onthe 24thdayofJuly,2012,the followingdescribedpropertyas setforthinsaidFinal Judgment,towit: LOT12,BLOCK10,KEY WESTREALTYCO.SFIRST SUBDIVISIONOFPARTOF TRACT21ANDSALTPOND LOTS1,2,3,4AND5, A CCORDINGTOTHEPLAT THEREOF,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK1,PAGE43, OFTHEPUBLICRECORDS OFMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. A personclaiminganinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateofthelispendens mustfileaclaimwithin60days afterthesale. Datedthis13thdayofJune, 2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE A sClerkofsaidCourt ByShontaMcLeod A sDeputyClerk Ifyouareapersonwith disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinacourt proceedingorevent,youare entitled,atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertainassistance. PleasecontactCherylAlfonso, 302FlemingStreet,KeyWest, FL33040,(305)292-3423,at least7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourtappearance, orimmediatelyuponreceiving thisnotificationifthetime beforethescheduled appearanceislessthan7days; ifyouarehearingorvoice impairedcall711. Submittedby: Kahane&Associates,P.A. 8201PetersRoad,Ste.3000 Plantation,FL33324 Telephone:(954)382-3486 Telefacsimile:(954)382-5380 FileNo.11-03333LBPS PublishJuly7,14,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9731400 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALEBYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersignedDANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe30thdayof July2012,at11oclocka.m.,at 500WhiteheadStreet,Monroe County,intheCityofKeyWest, Florida,offerforsaleandsellat publicoutcrytothehighestand bestbidderforCASHthe Followingdescribedproperty situatedinMonroeCounty, Florida,towit: Themortgagesuedonby IBERIABANK,attachedtothe complaintasExhibitCinthis causeconstitutesavalidlienon thepropertyhereafter describedas:UnitNo.25-207 inSUNRISEATSEASIDE CONDOMINIUM,accordingto A A the2ndAmendedand ReStatedDeclarationof Condominiumthereof,as recordedinOfficialRecords Book1793,Page187,ofthe PublicRecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andany amendmentsthereto,together withanundividedinterestinthe CommonElements appurtenantthereto,More CommonlyKnownAs:3685 SeasideDrive, / 207,Key West,FL33040 PursuanttoDEFAULTFINAL JUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the Styleofwhichis: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. DARRELLLAMBERTand A NITAE.LAMBERT.,et.al Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2012-CA-131-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 22nddayofJune,2012 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaimingasinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly14,21,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9814100 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: AlexsAutoWrecking&Parts givesNoticeofForeclosureof Lienandintenttosellthese vehicles on07/25/2012 9:00:00AMat111US Highway1 / 107,KeyWest, FL33040 pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes.AlexsAuto Wrecking&Partsreservesthe righttoacceptorrejectany and/orallbids.Allsalesare final 19UUA66228A051470 2008ACURA 1ZVBP8EM9C5273196 2012FORD 2C4RC1BG0CR222918 2012CHRYSLER 4T1SV24E5LU229536 1990TOYOTA 1FTCR10A2TUA10768 1996FORD F37YCC00166 1976FORD 2B6HB23TXHK265506 1987DODGE 5TEGM92N24Z306171 2004TOYOTA PublishJuly14,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A BOATCLEANING Paintingandgelcoating.Must havevaliddriverslicense. A dvancementfortheright person.Marathon.481-4531 Drivers:DedicatedAccount! TopPay,Benefits,Miles, GreatHome-Time&More! WernerEnterprises: 1-800-567-4854 GROUNDSKEEPER. Lawn, grounds&lightpoolmaintenance.6daysperweek.Must speakEnglish.Applyinperson. ContinentalInnCondos, 1121WOceanDr.,KCB HOUSEKEEPER Pleaseapplyinperson,Key ColonyBeachMotel, 441E.OceanDr. (305)289-0411 MONROECOUNTYB.O.C.C.; ON-CALLHOMEMAKER,IN HOMESERVICES,KEY WEST ,TPIHS003.$12.47$17.46PERHOUR.;H.S. DIPLOMAORG.E.D.0TP1 YRSEXP.VALIDFLORIDA D.L.;E.O.E.Deadline-OPEN UNTILFILLED;292-4557; lewinski-john monroecounty-fl.gov MONROECOUNTYB.O.C.C.; ON-CALLPERSONALCARE WORKER,INHOME SERVICES,KEYWEST, CSIHS006;$13.72-$19.21 PERHOUR.;H.S.DIPLOMA ORG.E.D.,NURSESAID CERT.0TP1YRSEXP. VALIDFLORIDAD.L.;E.O.E. Deadline-OPENUNTIL FILLED;292-4557; Lewinski-john monroecounty-fl.gov
Saturday,July 14,2012 9B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A Love Retail?Want to work in a fun environment? Want to have benefits including health, vacation and profit sharing? Please fax your resume to 453-9604 or call 453-9144 Seeking PT/FT Day/Night/Weekend Asst Manager/Shift Leader Sales Associates/Office Clerk. Sandal Factory/T-Shirt CityMM 102 and MM 82 TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. A A A A A A A A A A Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 A A A A A A Now accepting applications for:Front Desk Server Staff Accountant P/T Chevron Attendant Chevron ManagerWe offer competitive wages. To apply go to: www .hershacareers.com For any questions please contact Shelby Valles @ 305-433-9937DFWP& EOECome join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: A A PARTTIMETANKTRUCK DRIVERNEEDED Must possessHAZMATlicense. Cleandrivingrecordamust. Call305-852-9274. SECURITYGUARDP/T NeededforMarathon.Must havesecuritylicense. Pleasecall305-684-0033 100TONCAPTAIN/ DIVEMASTER neededfor snorkleboatinMarathon.Must belocal.Call305-731-3386or 305-289-0614. A A CNA/HHA/HOMEMAKER& COMPANIONS VisitingNurseAssociation& HospiceoftheFloridaKeysis lookingforP/TandF/TCNAs, HHAsandHomemaker/ Companions.Weoffer competitivewages.Pleasecall, clickorvisittoapply: 305-294-8812or hr vnahospicekeys.org 1319WilliamSt.KeyWest A A GraceJones,Marathon, needsaV.P.K.Teacher. MininumCDAreqdorAA DegreeinEarlyEducationor relatedfield.Greatpay!Please faxresumeto305-743-6485or emailtoiriscoe bellsouth.net. MARATHONDUPLEXES 2/1,$1000;1/1,w/pool,$1250 Water&electincl.CallBarbara atColdwellBankerSchmitt RealEstate305-289-6499 MortgageLoanOfficer KeysFederalCreditUnion MiddleandUpperKeys Immediatepositionavailable foranexperienced,motivated, mortgageloanoriginatortojoin ourmortgagelendingteam! Theidealcandidatehas knowledgeofconventional loanrequirementsandcurrent regulatorycompliance requirementswithaproven trackrecordofsalesability& currentmortgagemarket referralsources.Salarywith volumebasedcommissionand comprehensivebenefits package.Highschooldiploma orequivalentrequired;a collegedegreepreferred. Visitwww.keysfcu.orgtoobtain anapplication.Faxyour applicationto293-6056.E.O.E. A A BALLYHOOS isseekingaF/T, exp.RestaurantMgr.Mustbe willingtoworknts.,weekends& holidays.Applyinpersonat 103900OverseasHwy. CACTUSJACKS isnow acceptingapplicationsforF/T bartenders.Pleaseapplyin personat103900Overseas HighwayinKeyLargo. 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