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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 18,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.57 25 CENTS FundraisingIn her bid for state House, Republican Holly MerrillRaschein has far outraised GOP challenger Morgan McPherson.Story, 3A Fishing the Florida KeysThe dolphin are hit or miss, so think about angling for blackfin tuna next time offshore.Captain's column, 1B Druckemiller chargedFormer Monroe County Technical Services Director Lisa Druckemiller could serve jail time in connection with her involvement in a long-running scheme to steal and resell 52 county-owned Apple iPads and iPhones to co-workers and others. So says Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson, who handled the testimony of Druckemiller and others before a grand jury last week. Druckemiller, 51, testified last Wednesday and was booked Tuesday morning on felony counts of dealing in stolen property and a scheme to defraud between $20,000 and $50,000. "We wouldn't resolve this case without a period of incarceration ... given the size of the theft," Wilson said. "The value of those items is approximately $23,000." Of the timing of her being charged, he said, "It's going to take time to draft and approve the [grand jury] report and it wasn't necessary to wait here to hand down the indictment." Wilson said Druckemiller has been cooperative with authorities investigating the theft and that she's "interested in resolving the case" as soon as possible. Druckemiller's Key West attorney, Robert Cintron, said he's not surprised Wilson would seek jail time, but hopes negotiations take into account her cooperation. "She fully cooperated and stands to lose a substantial amount of money from her pension, and pay back whatever reasonable amount of money the judge believes the county is out. You have to say how much punishment is enough," he said. The investigation began in March when a county FireProsecutor will press for jail time for former county department chiefIPAD/IPHONE INVESTIGATIONSee Druckemiller,2A DRUCKEMILLERKEY WEST Turtle Hospital on move?Key West's Truman Waterfront Advisory Board on Monday heard a pitch from staff at the Marathonbased Turtle Hospital who want to move their rescue and rehab facility to vacant city-owned property at the Truman Waterfront. Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Turtle Hospital at mile marker 48, told board members the operation has rehabilitated and released more than 2,500 turtles back into the wild since opening as a nonprofit in 1986, operating in the former Hidden Harbor Motel. She says the facility sees about 65,000 visitors annually but if situated on the 33-acre Truman Waterfront, given to the city in 2002 by the U.S. Navy, that number would jump to 400,000 visitors each year. "It increases our turtle army. The more information we can get out there, the more turtles we can save." She said the Turtle Hospital's mission would complement the exhibits at the National Oceanographic and AtmosphericOrganization pitches the Truman siteBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comRamsay farahead in fundraisingAbout $184,000 has been raised by the five candidates seeking to become the next Monroe County sheriff. Four candidates have received a combined total of approximately $33,000 in cash donations, in-kind services and loans to themselves. Then there is Rick Ramsay, who accounts for around 82 percent of the total donated in the race, financial reports filed Friday show. According to reports at the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office, Ramsay has received $138,720 in cash, along with $12,933 in donated services or in-kind contributions. Ramsay, a colonel in the Sheriff's Office and undersheriff for the past eight years, received $45,302 in cash along with $8,349 of in-kind donations during the last three months. Ramsay faces two Republican challengers in the Aug. 14 election. Jake Brady, a Sheriff's Office sergeant in Marathon, has raised $5,000 in cash virtually all of it in personal loans, along with $2,635 of in-kind services. Edwin "Bill" Grove, a former Sheriff's Office deputy who's now an inves-Sheriff hopeful's campaign gets nearly $140,000ELECTION 2012See Sheriff,2APADDLING SAFETYDistrict budget to be unveiledThe public will get a first look at the Monroe County School District's preliminary budget proposal at a workshop on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. in the Key West administrative office. That's followed by a series of public hearings on July 31 in Key West, Aug. 21 in Marathon and Sept. 4 in Tavernier, all beginning at 6 p.m. Superintendent Jesus Jara projects expenses at $79.5 million compared to $79.7 million in revenues, and a 3.94 percent fund balance of about $2.9 million. That covers the budget year for 2012-13, which began on July 1; the fiscal year for school districts begins in advance of the August start of the school year, unlike other governmental agencies whose, fiscal years start Oct. 1. Jara's tenure as superintendent, beginning in August 2011, has been marked by drastic budget reductions totaling around $12 million in two budget cycles. The 2011-12 budget year saw expenses totaling $82.2 million supported by $83.3 million in revenues, which also included a $4.5 million fund balance. Ken Gentile, formerly the chief internal auditor and now the district's chief of staff, will present the budget outlook. That duty formerly fell to Chief Financial Officer Michael Kinneer,The proposed spending plan is $79.5 millionMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Photo by SCOTT BASTEPaddleboarders in the Florida Keys must gear up with required boating-safety gear a life jacket and whistle under a new enforcement initiative.The U.S.Coast Guard rule has existed since 2008 but the surge in paddleboarding has spurred enforcement.Story, 4A See Turtle,2ASee Budget,2A Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNAt the Turtle Hospital in Marathon on Tuesday,Dr.Doug Mader operates on a loggerhead sea turtle that was injured by a boat propeller.By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,July 18,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9081 THURS.9082 FRI.8881 SAT.8881 Forecast: Partly to mostly cloudy,chance of rain 20%. Breezy,winds from the East at 10 to 20mph.New Moon July 19. 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. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$59.53 in Florida and $56.16 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. 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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSKeys man found dead in boatKey Largo resident Jerry Polston, 48, was found dead on his boat about 7:15 p.m. Sunday oceanside off Key Largo, says the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. When officers arrived, they found Polston slumped over the side of his 10-foot skiff with his head and shoulders under the water; he had apparently been there for a while, FWC Officer Bobby Dube said. An autopsy is planned. 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 Panel firms up hotel-room planThe city of Marathon's advisory Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a law making it possible to dole out up to 200 new hotelroom allocations awarded by the state Cabinet in January. The vote was 3-0, with commissioners James Tashjian and Eugene Kyle absent due to personal emergencies. The City Council will now consider it at a pair of future public hearings. It would adopt changes to the city's land development regulations a month after the council approved a similar comprehensive plan amendment lifting the longstanding moratorium on new transient units. The city would instead be allowed to "manage" the new development. The Cabinet awarded 100 hotel units, plus the ability to borrow forward another 100, as a reward for nearly completing the city's sewer system far earlier than the state deadline of December 2015. Until now, the only way to secure room rights was to purchase existing ones from private owners. Commissioner Morgan Hill's motion to amend the law to include RVs in the allocation of transient units passed 3-0. It had read "for single room hotel/motel units only." "We have never in the history of the Planning Commission discriminated against RVs until this," she said. "There was a discussion with the [state Department of Economic Opportunity] and the essence was that the intent ... was that the allocation was intended for hotel and motel units," Garrett said. The board also approved Chairwoman Marien Aran Spinrad's motion not to exclude proposed developments from the units. As initially proposed, only existing hotels could apply for them. "What if someone wants to build from scratch? Why are we excluding this?" she said. Land-use consultant Sandra Walters and attorney Frank Greenman raised concerns about a requirement to have "completed conditional use/development agreement approval for proposed project prior to Dec. 31, 2012." "I have clients interested in this, but they've not started doing site planning and preparing construction plans and applications for development agreements because they're waiting to see how the process works," Walters said. Developer Pritam Singh, who's vying for 16 of the units for his Tranquility Bay Resort, disagreed. He's already presented site plans to the council. "My perception here is that part of the reason for the [time restraint] is to say to people, We want something in return. We don't want you to do it the normal way. There's a giant carrot here and if you start pumping money into this city ... we'll give you these,'" he said. The commission made no motion to change the Dec. 31 requirement. The law was drafted after the city held public meetings to gather input on a process by which to dole the units out. Following are several other prominent requirements or restrictions: The city may award one transient unit for every four in possession. The maximum number of units allocated to any property is 25, or 25 percent of the total number of existing units, whichever is fewer. An individual, entity or corporation may have only one active application per site in the annual allocation period. Applications for units are subject to a $5,000 fee. The council could change that. Applicants must demonstrate financial capability to complete the project prior to getting a building permit. Also Monday, the Planning Commission approved an amended site plan for the former Faro Blanco Marine Resort that calls for 125 rooms instead of 100 as initially approved. AHyatt will be built on the site.Plan in place to distribute new allocationsMARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comRock-and-sand proposal draws fireApublic hearing and comments from numerous people wasn't enough Monday for the Marathon Planning Commission to decide on a conditional-use permit for Mid Keys Sand and Rock. Owners Glenn and Barbara Hewlett want to open a retail supply yard with outdoor storage adjacent to largely residential parcels, but the lot is zoned mixed-use commercial. Planning Commissioner Ralph Lucignano asked to continue the hearing so he could visit the lot at 120th Street and U.S. 1, but was informed by City Attorney John Herin that state law says "site visits constitute ex parte communication" and cannot affect a decision. Unless, Planning Director George Garrett said, the entire commission meets for a meeting there. Lucignano said he preferred that option, so the commission is set to meet there Friday at 6 p.m. and return to the Marathon firehouse to make a decision. Barbara Hewlett told the Keynoter her company does business over the phone now but is looking to expand and accommodate customers requesting smaller amounts of sand or rock. They've owned Mid Keys Rock and Sand since 2006. Garrett began the hearing by addressing several staff concerns at the 17,478square-foot lot. They included access from U.S. 1, neighborhood traffic and character, zoning compatibility and community objections. There is a break in the highway median at 120th Street, but not a true left-turn lane for eastbound traffic on U.S. 1. The only other option would be to make a U-turn in the left-turn lane one block down at 121st Street. "It is an allowed use. There are some issues here with the neighborhood character and access, but it deserves some deliberation outside of ourselves," Garrett said, adding staff made no recommendation for or against approval. Several neighbors spoke against the noise, traffic and dust the business would create hauling rock and sand in a residential neighborhood. "Not only would there be an access problem, there would be dirt, noise and effects on property values," said Allen Rapoport, part owner of a house on the block. D'Asign Source co-owner Amedeo D'Ascanio owns a mixed-use commercial lot adjacent to the proposed rock and sand business. "The type of use, you're going to have Bobcats, frontend loaders [and] trucks. That's right in the middle of a residential area. There's other areas this type of use should be geared for," he said. Lot owner Pat Aultman told the commission that it's been used for storage for years without complaint. "We've never heard a complaint before, so I'm astounded we are now," she said. Hewlett assured the commission the intention is to improve the appearance of the lot and that large commercial vehicles won't be in and out on a regular basis. "If nobody's been there, there's weeds all over; the fence looks horrible," she said. "I've lived here 12 years and haven't even known there's an empty lot there until now. We're not going to have trucks in and out all day."Company wants to open yard in neighborhoodMARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com BADMANLouisJamesBadman, 90, ofCocoa,Floridapassedaway Thursday,July12,2012.He wasbornJuly16,1921,in Toledo,Ohio.Louiswasa life-longmemberoftheHarbor LightMasonicLodge / 0746in Toldeo,Ohio,amemberof ScottishRite,amemberofthe BigPineKeyMooseLodge, andaU.S.Navyveteran.Louis andhiswifeoperatedacharter boatonLakeErieformany yearsbeforeretiringtothe FloridaKeysin1986.InMarch of2005,theyrelocatedto Cocoaandweremembersof TrinityLutheranChurch. Survivorsincludehiswife, PatriciaBadman;and daughter,LinMarieBadman. AMemorialServicewas heldat11:00amonTuesday, July17,2012,atTrinity LutheranChurch,3671South HopkinsAve,Titusville, Florida.Hisremainswillbe scatteredatLooeReefinthe FloridaKeysatalaterdate. NorthBrevardFuneral Homeisinchargeof arrangements.Condolences maybeleftonlineat www.northbrevard funeralhome.com. MULAJuliaMula,87, ofMarathon Shores,passedawayJuly6, 2012,inDadeCity,Florida. Sheissurvivedbythree nephews,GeneBellafronte, BobbyEgintonandKenny Eginton;agreatniece,Cheryl Barber;andalsoherbeloved pet,Sammi.Privatefamily serviceswillbeheld.Whitfield FuneralHomeinchargeof arrangements. Rescue administrative assis tant noticed an $800 iPad charge on the department's monthly AT&Tbill. Fire Chief Jim Callahan says it was for an iPad assigned to Capt. Steve Zavalney who never received the device. Druckemiller had made public her desire to testify and openly maintained that several other county employees were involved in the scheme, which Wilson said ran from August 2010 through February this year. County Administrator Roman Gastesi has admitted to paying Druckemiller cash for two iPads and two iPhones, while senior systems analyst Hank Kokenzie paid cash for three iPads and two iPhones. Wilson said he doesn't expect criminal charges to be filed against anyone else. "The grand jury is going to meet again to discuss what recommendations they want to make, so it's conceivable, but I would be surprised," he said. But that doesn't mean several of Druckemiller's co-workers won't be on the edge of their seat awaiting the grand jury's report. Wilson declined to elaborate on her testimony. "I know what the [grand jury] intends to say, but until they draft the report, I can't talk about it," he said. Cintron wasn't with Druckemiller when she testified at the grand jury, but intimated she didn't act alone. "Based on what I understand the facts to be, there's more to the story than Lisa acting on her own. It takes two to tango," he said. Wilson said he expects the report to be finalized in a month but "people mentioned have the right to have it furnished to them 15 days before it's made public." Druckemiller retired suddenly on Feb. 27 after 31 years on the job. She was earning $75,489 per year. Wilson said she arranged with his office to surrender at the county jail on Stock Island at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He said she was arrested and processed, not jailed.Wilson: No more charges likelyFrom Druckemiller,1A tigator with the Monroe County State Attorney's Office, has raised $3,377 in cash and $1,627 of inkind services for the Republican race. Thomas Peteck, a longtime Sheriff's office deputy who retired in June to campaign full-time on the Democratic side, has received $14,906 in cash donations, plus $1,500 in in-kind services. Matt Koval, an Upper Keys deputy, has raised $4,195 in cash donations along with $1,366 in inkind services in his campaign as a Democrat. Ramsay, who graduated from Marathon High School and then worked his way through the ranks, drew significant support from other members of the Sheriff's Office. So far, Ramsay has spent $48,874 in his campaign. The Lower Keys community where Peteck grew up and still lives provided most of his early support. "We're starting to get more interest from the Middle and Upper Keys," Peteck said. Peteck, son of a former deputy and a seven-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has spent $9,621 as of this week. Koval, a lifetime resident of the Upper Keys, has so far spent $1,366. Brady has spent $4,145 in his Republican race, while Grove has spent $2,795.Ramsay far ahead in moneyFrom Sheriff,1Awho is now overseeing transportation, human resources and other operational departments. Also at the Monday meeting, board members will take a look at and potentially vote to approve a contract for incoming Superintendent Mark Porter, formerly of South Washington County (Minn.) Schools, who was tapped in June to replace Jara on Aug. 1. The three-year draft contract pays $145,000 annually in the first year with annual percentage increases equal to what instructional staff receives and a performance evaluation that could be good for up to a 12.5 percent raise in 2013. Also considered is a $625 monthly transportation allowance and $8,000 in moving expenses. If Porter wants to resign, he has to give 90 days of notice. Jara's last day is July 31; the next day he'll start his new job as deputy superintendent of Orange County Public Schools in Orlando.Three budget hearings plannedFrom Budget,1A Administration's Nancy Foster Eco-Discovery Center, home of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and also on the Truman Waterfront. Board member Robert Cintron volunteered to work with the Turtle Hospital group to explore the feasibility of the proposal, then report back to the full advisory board. Chairman Jim Gilleran called it "a noble purpose." Turtle Hospital founder Richie Moretti said his long-term goal is to locate the facility on public rather than private property so the organization could continue after he's gone. "In the 1800s," he said, "Key West was famous for turtle soup" and home of a large turtle fishery and canning industry. "I'd like to make Key West famous for turtles and saving them." He also said he'd like to expand his 15-person staff and broaden the focus from rescue and rehabilitation to more research. "I know how to save turtles. Now I want to know what makes them sick. In Marathon I can fix them but here...." Long-gestating preliminary plans for the Truman Waterfront call for a developed park with play fields, an amphitheater, interactive water feature, waterfront promenade and a private marina to be developed independently.Moretti wants to expandFrom Turtle,1A KEYSNET.COM
Wednesday,July18,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 D Input sought on anchoring lawState boating officials want to know what people think about a pilot anchoring plan for Monroe County waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has posted the pending Monroe County ordinance online at its www.myfec.com website with a link to submit written comments through July 23. The FWC board will review the Monroe County ordinance and public comments during a Sept. 5-6 meeting in Tampa. After any changes from the FWC, the ordinance returns to the Monroe County Commission. "If it is then adopted by the county, the ordinance would be in place," said county Marine Resources Administrator Rich Jones. "There would be a period where we do education and put signage out. No action would be taken right away." Under a state pilot program, Monroe County is one of five Florida coastal areas allowed to draft new anchoring rules on a test basis to cover stationary vessels outside existing mooring zones. Local rules approved by the FWC and county would expire in 2014 unless extended by the Florida Legislature. The program aims to reduce the number of poorly maintained or abandoned boats that sink and turn into navigational or environmental hazards. Rules planned for Monroe County would designate new managed anchoring zones at Sunset Cove off Key Largo, in part of Boca Chica Basin, Cow Key Channel and Key West Harbor in the Lowe Keys; and in Boot Key Harbor and Sister Creek in Marathon. Proof of vessel sewage pumpout would be required, with the county working toward providing free or low-cost pumpout facilities. Boats believed to be showing "pre-derelict conditions" such as being so poorly maintained that sinking appears imminent would be banned from the managed areas. Violations could trigger first-offense fines of $50. Arecent public meeting in Tallahassee on the Monroe County plan drew about a dozen agency representatives, Jones said. There were "no big concerns" raised, Jones said. "People were just getting up to speed, and asking questions about how we came up with some things."Comment to be accepted up until July 23ON THE WATERRaschein leads in House moneyRepublican state House of Representatives candidate Holly MerrillRaschein has been busy on the campaign trail, according to the latest District 120 finance reports on the state Division of Elections website. The 31-year-old legislative aide to state Rep. Ron Saunders and Rep. Ken Sorenson before him raised $40,888 from April 1 to July 6. That's nearly quadruple fellow Rep-ublican Morgan McPherson's $10,625 total. Key West Democrat Ian Whitney, whom the winner of the Aug. 14 Republican primary will face on Nov. 6, raised $20,096 during the last filing period. Merrill-Raschein received 182 contributions during that period, including 53 maximum donations of $500. That includes 15 in-kind donations worth $3,703. The majority of Merrill-Raschein's donations are from Keys constituents. But there are also 20 Tallahasseebased donations, including $500 from Monroe County state lobbyist Robert Reyes and a number of companies. Merrill-Raschein, who lives in Key Largo, had $14,578 worth of expenditures, according to the reports, mostly spent on campaign materials, events and advertising. McPherson, a former two-term Key West mayor, raised his $10,625 $9,875 during the latest filing period on 27 donations. Eighteen were for the maximum $500. McPherson, who works in real estate, had $1,114 in expenditures during the last filing period, the majority of which was for gas and travel, and campaign supplies. Whitney's $20,096 total includes $3,081 in in-kind donations, many from himself for mileage and other small items. Whitney received 136 donations during the last filing period, 12 of which were for the maximum $500. 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Liquor items are only available at Publix Liquors.13.9918-Pack Budweiser, Coors, or Miller BeerAssorted Varieties, 12-oz can and/or bot. Money no big issue in schools racesThe nine candidates running for two Monroe County School Board seats this week had raised or self-funded a combined $114,919. For the reporting period ending July 6, they'd spent about $52,400 of that. In the District 2 race, incumbent Andy Griffiths of Key Haven, seeking his sixth consecutive four-year term, has spent $8,105 out of $9,000 he has put into his campaign. One of his challengers in the nonpartisan race, Marathon resident Howard Hubbard, a retired attorney, has also self-funded his campaign to the tune of $7,040 and spent $5,576. Yvette Mira-Talbott, a Key West native who has had children in the public school system, has raised $6,880 through about 25 donors, including attorney Michael Halpern and Marathon High School Advisory Committee member Luis Gonzalez, a onetime School Board candidate. She's spent $5,792. In the crowded District 3 race, six candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by Duncan Mathewson; among them is write-in candidate Sloan Bashinsky, who has not filed any financial reports. Michael Cunningham, executive director of the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center in Marathon, has garnered about 50 donations, including from former Upper Keys School Board member Debra Walker, former Marathon High School principal and superintendent candidate Fred Colvard and Anne O'Bannon, a member of the Florida Keys Community College Board of Trustees. Cunningham has raised $10,609 and spent $10,172. Longtime schools watcher Ed Davidson, owner of a Marathon dive shop and hotel, has contributed $20,000 of his own money to his $21,600 total; he has spent $12,657. Former schools Audit and Finance Committee member Larry Murray of Big Pine Key has raised $3,175, including $2,500 of his own money, via eight donors. He has spent $2,361. Mark Peterson, a retired Chicago-area attorney and occasional substitute teacher also from Big Pine, injected $50,000 into his campaign when he announced his running. H hasn't raised any since while spending $2,525. Rounding out the field, former Key West High School Principal John Welsh has raised $6,615 and spent $5,211. Donors include Key West High teachers Josh Clearman and Mary Maxwell, who is active with the United Teachers of Monroe union. The nonpartisan primary is Aug. 14, followed by a general election on Nov. 6. In District 2, if a candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, he or she would win the seat in the primary; otherwise the top two vote getters face off in November. With Bashinsky as a District 3 write-in, his name will not appear on the August ballot, only in November. If one of the other five candidates wins more than 50 percent, he will face Bashinsky in November; if no candidate tops 50 percent, the top two vote getters will go against the perennial candidate during the general election.Nine running for 2 seats on School BoardELECTION 2012Root leads bug-board fundraisingKey West Democrat Timothy Root has raised $15,140 in his bid to get elected to the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board, according to the latest Supervisor of Elections finance reports. The District 3 candidate nearly doubled up District 1 candidate Jill CranneyGage ($8,275) and far outpaced District 3 incumbent Steve Smith's $3,015.Root had 42 donations during the last reporting period, April 1 through July 6, during which he received $14,000 of his $15,140 total. That includes $10,827 in cash or checks, and $3,173 in loans he made to himself.Fourteen individuals or businesses donated the maximum $500 to Root's campaign during the last period. He had $4,681 worth of expenditures, largely on event supplies and campaign materials. Smith, a four-term incumbent who will face Root in the Aug. 14 Democratic primary, raised $2,465 on 34 total donations during the last reporting period. He contributed another $1,439 in in-kind donations to his campaign and has $817 in expenditures. District 3 Republican Stephen Hammond has raised $2,100 total, including $800 on three donations during the last reporting period. Ham-mond has spent $155.District 1Cranney-Gage, a Republican, raised nearly twice as much money as her District 1 Republican primary opponent, Maggie Gutierrez. Cran-ney-Gage's $8,275 came on 85 donations, just five of which were for the maximum $500. Cranney-Gage leads all candidates in expenditures, spending $7,864 on her campaign thus far. The majority of that was spent on campaign materials and event supplies. Gutierrez raised $4,180 during the last reporting period, including a $1,500 loan to herself. She also received $1,746 in in-kind donations, including four Holiday Inn Express rooms in Marathon. Eighteen of Gutierrez's 47 contributions were inkind. She had one maximum $500 donation, from Las Vegas, Nev., resident Anthony Gutierrez. Green Party candidate Oliver Kofoid has raised $1,050, all during the last reporting period. That includes $500 in loans to himself.Democrat hopes to unseat Smith in District 3ELECTION 2012By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com KEYSNET.COM CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,July 18,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALCitizens again squeezing KeysLETTERS TO THE EDITORCats didn't do itThe Saturday article on the failed Key Largo woodrat breeding program serves as an excellent example of the unjustified and mindless campaign to demonize feral cats being conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. They immediately, without any direct evidence, indict cats as being responsible for the loss, in the first week and a half of release, of rats from the captive breeding program. Ignored is the fact that since its inception, the trap-neuter-release program funded by Ocean Reef residents has reduced the number of feral cats in the area by 80 percent. Without missing a beat, Fish & Wildlife then recounts its experience with released rats on Palo Alto Key, an island with no cats of any kind and, voila, it is exactly the same half the rats were lost in the first week and five months later, only one remained alive. By their own admission, the presence or absence of cats made no difference whatsoever in the eventual outcome. To me, this is just another instance of Fish & Wildlife going into projects with a preconceived notion and pressing ahead, letting neither the facts nor public opinion deter them from their course no matter how ill advised it might be. Whether it's demonizing cats, out-of-control prescribed burns or any of the other follies with which Fish & Wildlife has become identified, it's full speed ahead irrespective of the cost. Jerry Dykhuisen Big Pine KeyBlame the humansAnyone looking at the picture of human hands holding a calm woodrat in Saturday's Keynoter would know that the rats had no clue about predators. They were practically raised as pets and during the soft release, they actually came out of hiding whenever they heard anything, thinking that it was a human bringing food. It is no wonder the breeding program failed. People can't blame everything on cats. People failed in this case. Helana Cichon Weeki WacheeBut changes under new executive could bode well for Monroe down the lineIf you own property in the Florida Keys, better plan to pay more next year for windstorm coverage through Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The state-backed insurer of last resort plans a series of rate hikes across the board. On Monday, Citizens'board of governors held a public meeting in Miami to discuss rates and how to shrink the number of policyholders. That process began last year with a series of rule changes, including maxing out coverage for socalled luxury homes in coastal zones. Equally onerous, Citizens has refused to cover builders'liability on new construction in coastal zones considered high risk. Well, that includes all of the Florida Keys, which are part of a high-risk flood hazard area as defined by the National Flood Insurance Program. Citizens doesn't insure against flood, and documentation provided by Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe shows that claims paid out in Monroe County from hurricanes are largely flood related caused by tidal surges not wind damage. "Between 2003 and 2011 through two of the worst storm seasons in history Monroe County generated a gross profit [premiums less claims] for Citizens of $504 million," FIRM officials said in May.That has raised talk about forming a Keysonly mutual windstorm insurance company, essentially starting a company owned by its policyholders.The idea may seem crazy at first blush, but that "excess" profit of $504 million the past eight years has some private insurance companies looking and even Citizens thinking more carefully than it did in the past. One encouraging sign on the state windstorm front has been the hiring of Barry Gilway as the new president of Citizens. Earlier this month, he outlined goals, which include shrinking the size of Citizens but doing it "gradually" and not with wholesale rate hikes across the board. The first test of his resolve and his board's acquiescence will be to watch what happens with sinkhole rates for inland counties that now pay the lowest Citizens rates for property hazard insurance. Citizens'risk models indicate sinkhole coverage rates should increase 263 percent to cover projected losses there. For property owners in Pasco and Hernando counties, that could mean paying $4,100 to $9,700 more each year. At Monday's hearing in Miami, Gilway signaled his intent to move "in a measured manner towards closing that gap." We'll be watching here in the Keys where for too long we've been subsidizing Citizens policyholders on the mainland. This is one of the woodrat pups that was bred at Disney's Animal Kingdom.The program ended because,the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says,the released rats were getting eaten by predators.Brush with kindnessTwenty-seven volunteers from St. John's United Methodist Church in Winter Haven spent last week giving a hand up to two elderly residents of Bahama Village in Key West through Habitat for Humanity's ABrush with Kindness program. This was the fourth consecutive year these young people have volunteered their time and talents to assist deserving residents of our community. Last year, they worked Jean Fortston's house on Virginia Street, where they scraped, washed and primed the house for paint and did minor carpentry repair. They also cleared out the backyard, installed a new chain-link fence and built a new set of stairs on the back porch at Alfredina Butler's house on Julia Street. The two projects they worked on this year involved scraping, painting and priming at Campbell house at 209 Olivia St. and the Curry home at 1004 Thomas in preparation for new paint that will be completed by other local volunteers. The group had a very fulfilling experience here. They gave each homeowner some houseplants to brighten their homes and they so enjoyed Mrs. Campbell, a member of Key West's Blessed Community Choir, singing a hymn to them to thank them for their labors. This group, as well as many others that come to volunteer during the year, stay at Glad Tidings Community Church. Habitat is very thankful for the opportunity to partner with Glad Tidings to accommodate our many visiting volunteers. This year, Habitat had some welcomed additions to the St. John's group: Eight local students worked alongside the group through A Positive Step of Monroe County, a mentoring program that puts high school students to work with Habitat during the summer. Under the direction of Habitat's site supervisor, David Miller, and other volunteer construction professionals, these young people are learning construction skills and other valuable life and work lessons while being paid an hourly wage by APositive Step. For more information on this innovative program, please visit their website at www.apsmc.org. Habitat is counting on our local volunteers to finish the work our outof-town volunteers started on these Bahama Village homes. We want to give all our local helpers a chance, so call 294-9006 for information on how you can experience the joy of giving back or visit ours website, www.habitatlowerkeys.org and click on the calendar to see the volunteer opportunities available. Susan Miller Habitat for Humanity Lower Keys, Key West The St.John's group gathers with the recipients of their volunteerism. Lights out for turtlesSave-A-Turtle would like to thank Maria Padron with Outdoor Resorts on Long Key for helping our turtles. Outdoor Resorts was contacted about some lighting issues and other obstacles for nesting turtles and they corrected the issues immediately. Long Key has one of our busiest nesting beaches. As of July 16, there were 47 crawls and nine nests. Rick Sall, president Save-A-Turtle Marathon Don't keep outdoor lights turned in the wrong direction because turtle hatchlings will be attracted to them and then be disrupted from heading to the ocean.FWC steps up paddleboard lawPaddleboarders need to grab safety gear before heading onto the water just like other boaters, say marine officers. "That's been the case for a while but the sport is a lot more popular now," said Officer Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "Since so many people are doing it, we're getting the word out. It's the safe way to go." In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard officially determined that paddleboards surfboard-like craft usually powered by a paddler standing on top fall under the legal definition of human-powered vessels. That means that paddleboarders, like kayakers and canoers, must have a personal floatation device, or lifejacket, and a sound-making device. A whistle qualifies. Paddlers out for a moonlight sojourn also need to carry a flashlight. "It's the law, and it's always a good idea to have a PFD on the water," said Scott Baste, owner of Paddle the Florida Keys, a Tavernier paddling shop. "Even though we're in the Keys and the water usually is about 3 feet deep." Baste said customers who take the shop's guided tours have always been required to have a lifejacket. While paddleboarders must carry a PFD, they do not have to wear it. However, storage on a paddleboard generally is limited to a bungee cord. "If you're not wearing it, a jacket would be floating away otherwise," said Aaron Osters, owner of Florida Keys Kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddleboarding in Marathon. "Now I make sure that I don't purchase any boards without bungee tie-downs." "About 95 percent of paddleboarders don't want to wear a PFD," Osters said. Alternatives to the standard PFD include Coast Guard-approved inflatable vests or belts. "People who own a paddleboard and are out there regularly might want to invest in a belt PFD," Baste said. "They really don't get in your way. Hook your whistle to it and you're legal." Prices for the belt types run around $109, while inflatable PFDs start around $80. "Right now, our emphasis is on education rather than enforcement," Pino said. "The exception could be if somebody is resistant or a repeat offender." Fines could run around $50.Coast Guard: Riders must wear PFDsON THE WATERPanel wary of more densityAlthough the South Florida Regional Planning Council isn't on board with proposed changes to the zoning and future land use of the Peary Court subdivision in Key West, Planning Director Don Craig says "no problem" arises. The 24-acre, 157-unit neighborhood was built in the early 1990s as housing for U.S. Navy members and their families. Private Navy partner Balfour Beatty Communities, via subsidiary Southeast Housing LLC, in 2007 purchased the housing; the Navy still owns the land. Now, Southeast Housing is trying to sell the houses and land on behalf of the Navy to White Street Partners LLC. In turn, that company wants to take over the complex and build 48 affordable units to satisfy a city mandate. For that to happen, the city needs to adjust Peary Court's future land-use-map designation and related portions of the comprehensive plan and land development regulations to increase allowable density to eight units per acre. In a July 9 memo, the Regional Planning Council, which advises on development in Monroe, MiamiDade and Broward counties, wrote: "Increased density and intensity is being proposed without justification. The Florida Keys has limited potential for additional development and increases in density should only be granted in limited circumstances in order to achieve a specific purpose." "We have the materials and data to support [the] proposed designation," Craig said. "All city facilities are adequate to support the proposed density and the existing development." He notes the final decision is with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, which includes the former Department of Community Affairs. Craig says the proposed density of Peary Court is half that of the surrounding neighborhood, which allows for 16 units per acre. The sale price of Peary Court has not been made public but is rumored to be in the $30 million range. Beginning in 1831, the area was used for U.S. Army barracks; in 1951 that was replaced with U.S. Navy housing. Between 1974 and 1985, the area was leased to the city for use as a park; construction on the existing units began in 1993.Peary Court would get 48 more unitsKEY WESTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Wednesday,July18,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com NOTICE TO REGISTERED VOTERSPre-election test of the automatic tabulating equipment for the August 14, 2012 Primary, as required by Florida Statute 101.5612, will be held at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St, Suite 101, Key West, Fl, on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m Harry L. Sawyer, Jr. Supervisor of Elections www .keys-elections.or g AVISO AELECTORES INSCRITOSConforme a las disposiciones del Inciso 101.5612 de los Estatutos de la Florida, el martes 24 de julio del 2012, a las 10:00 a.m., se celebrar una prueba preelectoral de los equipos de tabulacin automtica en la Oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones, 530 Whitehead St, Suite 101, Key West, Fl, en relacin con la Primaria del 14 de agosto del 2012. Harry L. Sawyer, Jr. Supervisor de Elecciones www .keys-elections.or g Published Keynoter 7/18/12 BusinessNew Publix opens ThursdayBe g innin g Thursday Key West will be home to not one but two Publix g rocery stores about half a mile from each other on North Roosevelt Boulevard. The new Publix at 1112 Key Plaza takes the place of an Albertson's that closed on April 28; there are 135 employees at the new store, with 25 of those drawn from a pool of 120 former Albertson's employees. The other one is at 3316 N. Roosevelt. Publix spokeswoman Maria Brous says havin g two locations in Key West will allow the chain to "expand our selection of health, natural, or g anic and Hispanic products." "We have several locations, especially in South Florida, where we operate multiple stores in close proximity," Brous says. "Our g oal is to service the community and have stores conveniently located for our customers. In addition, we want to protect the shoppin g experience and alleviate any overcrowdin g /con g estion in each location." The stores will be open Monday throu g h Saturday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. The Publix Liquors store, next door to the new location, will be open Monday throu g h Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The Publix chain comprises around 200 stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Wyomin g and Okla-homa. When Albertson's in Key West closed, so did 11 other Albertson's stores in Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Winter Sprin g s, Orlando, Venice, Lon g wood, Bradenton, Lake Mary, Valrico, Sarasota and Apopka.That makes 2 in close proximityGROCERIES BUSINESS BRIEFSAir service set for Naples,Key WestAFort Lauderdale-based fli g ht company plans add service between Key West International Airport and Naples Municipal Airport in Southwest Florida. Twin Air Calypso Limited plans to fly a Cessna 208B, which holds up to 12 passen g ers, for the Key West-Naples route startin g Oct. 22, as well as NaplesFort Lauderdale, NaplesMiami and Naples-Orlando. The airline says it will be the first in what the company is brandin g as its community airline concept, desi g ned to fill the void left in smaller communities by the reduction in major and re g ional airline service. "Not only will it g ive Naples travelers access to the business centers and cruise ports of the east coast of Florida, but also the tourist destinations of Key West and Orlando," said Clayton Gamber, chief executive officer of AvStar Aviation Group Inc., parent company of Twin Air Calypso Limited.CNBC:Florida lags in friendlinessFlorida lost si g nificant g round in CNBC's annual rankin g of businessfriendly states. Astin g y investment climate helped knock Florida into the bottom half of the cable business channel's list of "America's Top States for Business," fallin g from No. 18 in 2011 to No. 29. Florida took the bi gg est hit in the cate g ory of access to capital, droppin g from No. 9 in 2011 all the way down to No. 24 this year. Florida does rank extremely hi g h for its workforce, in part thanks to its low ratio of unionized workers. Florida holds the No. 3 slot for workforce this year, down from No. 2 in 2011. CNBC continues to rank the Sunshine State's economy amon g the worst in the nation, with Florida retainin g its No. 47 slot in that cate g ory. Miami Herald Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYThis is the former Albertson's that reopens as a Publix on Thursday.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comEASports seeks to keep up with mobile explosionAs the world of electronic g ames rapidly chan g es, so does EASports. The industry is evolvin g from expensive console g ames to free or cheap online, mobile and social g ames. Maitland-based EASports, a brand of g lobal g amin g g iant Electronic Arts, is seekin g to keep pace on several fronts, its leaders say. Later this year, it will launch new versions of its Madden NFLand FIFAtitles two of its powerhouse franchises to incorporate mobile apps and social-sharin g features throu g h Facebook and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android devices. The company also plans to nurture the next g eneration of g ame developers at the EA Sports Innovation Lab it opened June 22 with the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, part of the University of Central Florida. "We've chan g ed how we are or g anized as a company and how we deliver content and what that content is," said Daryl Holt, EASports chief operatin g officer and vice president. "We feel really g ood about the future. We've g rown a business even in what seems to be a very picky and challen g in g market." Computers alon g the hallways of EASports'main campus in Maitland are constantly playin g millions of sessions of online g ames to test how they are performin g in the real world. Small teams of developers now g ather daily alon g those same hallways for 15 to 20 minutes daily to discuss g oals met the previous day and what each member will work on. "It used to be that each member of a team was in char g e of one aspect of a g ame, but now each of them knows about and takes part in the development of every part of a g ame," said Holt, whose company employs about 800 in Maitland. Officials said pairin g franchise g ames with social, di g ital and mobile content, as well as allowin g g amers to play from one device to another will g row Electronic Arts'position in the industry. "The true value of g ames for Electronic Arts isn't to be stron g on one platform, but to stren g then them across Facebook, console, di g ital and mobile," said Andrew Wilson, head of EASports. "We want to tie these g ames to g ether for players no matter where they're at and on what device they're playin g ." Electronic Arts made financial strides with its di g ital content last fiscal year, reportin g a di g ital revenue stream of $1.2 billion nearly 30 percent of its $4.1 billion annual revenue. But its overall mobile platform isn't as stron g It has nearly 170 apps in the iTunes App Store, Facebook keyEAalso has some catchin g up to do on Facebook, the social network that reaches nearly 1 billion users worldwide. AppData.com, an independent company that measures app metrics on Facebook, shows EAranks at No. 8 with more than 40 million g amers playin g its 24 social g ames every month. Zyn g a, the top app publisher in the socialg amin g industry, has more than 251 million users playin g its 89 g ames. EAis hopin g to chan g e that later this year by launchin g SimCity Social on Facebook. The app will compete a g ainst Zyn g a's CityVille, played by nearly 30 million users. An important key to EA's g amin g future is the talent it hires to produce g ames and applications as the tide shifts toward more social interaction between players. UCF officials said Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy's curriculum, which is closely monitored by EA, is reflectin g those chan g es in the industry. "We often g et requests from EAto make sure we are teachin g students now what is relevant to what they need," said Rick Hall, production director at FIEA. "Some of our projects are specifically mobile, where our students post their work on iTunes." Despite the chan g es in the g amin g industry and the decline of the console g ame, Wilson feels stron g ly that EA's console franchise g ames will remain relevant to the company. "Gamers are playin g them lon g er, and we deliver di g ital content to extend that entertainment," he said. While console g ames can turn a lar g e profit for powerhouse companies such as EA, experts say there's more to lose if packa g ed g ames fail. "EAhas a larg e staff that can work on a sin g le console g ame for years with a bud g et parallel to a major blockbuster movie. The stakes are hi g h," said Orlando, Fla., g ame developer Carlos Carbonell of Echo Interaction Group. "But take smaller g roups who can work on a social g ame with a smaller bud g et and the profit, if it succeeds, could be much lar g er than a blockbuster. If it doesn't pan out? Well, there wasn't much invested."Madden NFL among games to expandTECHNOLOGYFDIC: Don't use our name on feesAnew bank fee is croppin g up. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., in a letter sent to banks, said it has "received a number of complaints from depositors" statin g their institutions are char g in g them an "FDIC fee." The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 7,309 banks and thrifts and is funded by those insured financial institutions, which pay the premiums for the deposit insurance covera g e on customers'accounts. The bank premiums depend on such factors as how healthy the institution is or how risky its business practices are, and the FDIC g ives ratin g s to banks that are supposed to be kept confidential. On July 9, the FDIC said that while banks aren't prohibited from passin g the costs of deposit insurance on to their customers, the a g ency is askin g them to stop describin g the fees as "FDIC assessments," "FDIC insurance premiums" or "FDIC insurance char g es." By doin g so, the banks are misleadin g ly or inaccurately statin g or implyin g that the FDIC is char g in g such a fee or requirin g the banks to do so, the FDIC said. It's also problematic, the FDIC said, because such characterizations mi g ht "reveal information that could be used to determine an institution's confidential supervisory ratin g s." The FDIC said it has received about 100 complaints but didn't name any banks involved. Awide array of banks cite such fees in literature for business accounts. Accordin g to information on its Web site about business deposit accounts in upstate New York, Bank of America "may char g e" an "FDIC assessment based on the assessment rate the FDIC char g es us." "The FDIC assessment may include deposit insurance char g es," the Bank of America literature said. "We g enerally calculate the FDIC assessment usin g the same calculation method used by the FDIC." It said the rate is variable, may chan g e without notice and is listed on the statement. Bank of America stressed that no consumer accounts are affected and that most business accounts aren't affected. Likewise, Birmin g ham, Ala.-based Re gions Bank, a $128 billion-asset lender that operates in 16 states, includin g Illinois, states on its Web site that its Re g ions Advanta g e Plus business checkin g account "may be subject to an FDIC fee for administrative services associated with FDIC-insured accounts." The FDIC said that, in some cases, banks have told their customers to contact the FDIC if they have questions about the fees.Regulator: Practice is inaccurateMcClatchy-TribuneBANKING McClatchy-Tribune
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 18,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B Divers down The annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival draws around 300 to Looe Key. Story, 3B Looking for Benji Remember Benji the movie-star dog? Your dog just might have a chance to become Benji's replacement.Story, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleTuna time at the humpsDolphin fishing remains hit or miss, with mostly small numbers of schooliesize fish coming back to the docks. But although elusive, there are some gaffers and slammers to be had. However, blackfin tuna fishing at the humps is excellent right now, with anglers catching good-size fish in the 12to 15-pound class, along with profuse numbers of smaller footballs. Butterfly jigging, trolling and fishing live baits are all productive techniques. Reef fishing for all the snappers is a great way to spend a few hours on the water with tasty rewards on the dinner plate. This time of year, we have to go a little deeper for larger fish, but there's still plenty of action in the 30to 50-foot depths for yellowtails in the 16to 18-inch range and mangroves going three to five pounds. Muttons are coming off the wrecks in 100-plus feet of water in good numbers and are always a bonus to a day of snapper fishing. You may also hook into a hefty amberjack while you're there. Again, because of the warming waters, the grouper have moved out to the deep edge of the reef, but it's worth the trip to put a nice black or red in the fish box. The night mangrove bite has really turned on in the 40to 60-foot depths, with lots of threeto sixpound fish taken on pinfish and pilchards. They're also taking chunks of ballyhoo drifted back in the slick.The week's bestThe boats at Captain Pip's Marina and Hideaway in Marathon have been busy on the reef and offshore.The Sorrell family from Melbourne Beach fished the reef aboard the Pip's 36 with Capt. Howard Kelley and mate Neil Apley. They caught a bunch of yellowtail and mutton snappers, an amberjack and a black grouper.Also fishing on the Pip's 36 Heidi Schauer and Ryan Beckett brought in a nice catch of dolphin. Capt. Bob Crockett and mate Mike Rathbun, of FinnzUp Charters at the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon, fished a group of retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers football players. They caught a slew of yellowtails to feed a crowd of 18 at Porky's Bayside BBQ. The SeaSquared hosted groups from Texas, Florida and Georgia for trips to the reef, with excellent catches of yellowtail, mutton and mangrove snapper plus a couple of black grouper. Two dads and two sons from North Carolina had a great trip offshore for dolphin and blackfin tuna. And we did combo shark/mangrove fishing adventures in Florida Bay with families from Texas, Sough Carolina and Arizona. Friday the 13th brought good luck to the Frederick family, from Houston and Colorado, as they limited out on yellowtail with Capt. Kevin Wilson of Knee Deep Charters out of the Geiger Key Marina in the Lower Keys. David Frederick Jr. also landed a nice 55-pound king mackerel.Casting contestCapt. Spider's Casting for Charity returns on Thursday to Salty's Waterfront Grill, located at the 7 Mile Marina, mile marker 47.5 bayside in Marathon. The fun contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will benefit the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship Fund. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743.5305, SeaS quared@ bellsouth.net and www.SeaSquared-Charters .com.Blackfins up to 15 pounds being caughtFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Louis Simpson,from Matthews N.C.,shows a 12-pound blackfin tuna caught with SeaSquared Charters.The group also caught a bunch of dolphin.Chris Johnson Captain'sColumn FWC seeks fishing inputFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission researchers want to learn about your fishing experiences and opinions through the new online Florida Saltwater Fishing Panel.Anyone with a valid Florida saltwater fishing license or Persons with Disabilities Resident Hunting and Fishing License, as well as exempt residents age 65 and older, can sign up to take part in the panel, which begins this summer.Registered panel members will be asked to complete one Web-based survey per month for a year. The surveys will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. While most of each survey will focus on the angler's last saltwater fishing trip in Florida during the previous month, surveys may also include questions about current or proposed fishing regulations, licenses, conservation of fish stocks and management effectiveness.FWC researchers will use survey data to estimate the economic impact and value of saltwater fishing in Florida, assess the importance of fish hatcheries, estimate fishing effort and catch rates, and describe angler behavior.The FWC will take information gathered from panelists into consideration as part of management and policy-making decisions. More than 200,000 anglers who provided their e-mail addresses when they purchased their licenses have already received emails asking them to register for the panel. Licensed anglers who have not received an e-mail can sign up at www.fwcsaltwater fishingpanel.com by clicking "Register for the Panel."FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSMajorLeague Baseball's scouting system broken?One of the most engaging stars in baseball today is the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, a Big Gulp-sized Dominican Republic-born slugger. In 1992, when he was 16, Ortiz was given a $10,000 bonus to sign his first Major League Baseball contract with the Seattle Mariners. That same year, an American college player named Jeffrey Hammonds was paid a $975,000 bonus to sign with the Baltimore Orioles and became an undistinguished pro. In that same draft of U.S. high school and college players, an unheralded high schooler named Derek Jeter signed with the New York Yankees for $800,000.Even though the Dominican Republic has just 10 million people, only slightly more than L.A. County, the country is a fertile incubator of baseball talent: Nearly 20 percent of baseball players in the minors and major leagues hail from the Caribbean nation. Those numbers are at the heart of a fascinating new documentary called "Ballplayer: Pelotero," available on video-on-demand. It eyeballs the vertiginous ups and downs of two top teenage Dominican prospects as they prepare for the redletter day of July 2, the first day that Major League teams can sign foreign-born players in the international draft. Directed by Ross Finkel, Trevor Marin and Jonathan Paley, "Pelotero" (Spanish for baseball player) began as an effort to explain how countless Dominican players who start out playing in the streets with sticks and rolledup socks end up as Horatio Alger-style success stories. But after spending a year in the Dominican Republic, the filmmakers found a darker, far more disturbing story than they had expected."We were pretty naive at first," conceded Finkel, 25, who flew to the Dominican Republic on the filmmaking team's first scouting trip in 2008, just weeks after he'd graduated from the University of Colorado. "We wanted to capture the journey these players go through, but as you can see, things didn't turn out to be so peachy keen."CorruptionAn unsettling portrait of a system rife with corruption and betrayal, "Pelotero" has a lot more in common with "Chinatown" than with "Angels in the Outfield." It is more investigative journalism than ESPN-style mythmaking. Like Jonathan Hock's "The Best That Never Was" and Steve James'"Hoop Dreams" before it, the film offers a sobering respite from all the celebrity worship about our sports heroes that we get day in and day out on TV.For years, the Dominican Republic has been the Wild West of baseball, where impoverished kids would shave years off their ages or even switch identities with younger players so they could pass themselves off as prodigies. When the "Pelotero" filmmakers arrived in the country ahead of the 2009 signing season, signing bonuses were spiraling skyward, with one 16-year-old receiving a $4.25 million bonus in 2008. Early in the film, a baseball scout predicts on camera that MLB won't stand by and let bonuses go any higher. He was right. Under the latest collective bargaining agreement, concluded last year, each MLB team's entire expenditure in Latin America is limited to $2.9 million per year. The filmmakers spent most of their time with Miguel Angel Sano, a top shortstop prospect avidly being courted by a number of teams. In the months before the July 2, 2009, signing deadline, a mysterious whispering campaign unfolded, alleging that Sano was older than he said he was. The rumors swirled: His mother had once had a miscarriage; maybe he wasn't even her child. MLB launched an investigation, forcing Sano to undergo a battery of DNAtests and bone scans to prove his age and identity. The deadline came and went, but the investigation continued. One day, when the filmmakers met with the MLB investigator, Rene Gayo (then a top scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates), Gayo told the Sano family that Miguel couldn't be cleared without his help. Gayo waved the camera crew away, but later Sano informed the filmmakers that Gayo told him that if he admitted to being 19 and signed with the Pirates, the investigation would go away.MLB at blame?When Sano's family appealed for help from local baseball authorities, the commissioner of Dominican baseball pointed the finger at Major League Baseball, insinuating that MLB was eager to find ways to undercut Sano's value as a bonus baby. "There is only one MLB," he told Sano's family. "It's a monopoly.... I'm totally clear. This is happening because [your son] is poor." At their wits'end, the family invited Gayo to their home, where they secretly videotaped their meeting using a camera borrowed from the filmmakers. Gayo wandered out of camera range and the video cuts out, but on the audio track we hear Gayo telling them: "You don't have any problems because you've got me." The MLB probe fizzled, with investigators saying they didn't have enough evidence to prove or disprove Sano's age. Once thought to be worth $5 million, he ended up with a $3.15-million bonus from the Minnesota Twins, where he's now a highly touted minor leaguer. But the way the investigation was handled makes you wonder whose hands are dirtier: The kids who lie about their age, as one prospect in the film does, or Major League Baseball, which appears to be more concerned about knocking down signing prices than cleaning up a corrupt system. "To us, there was plenty of information documenting Sano's innocence," said Finkel. "If the family could dig it up, why couldn't the MLB investigators? It's clear the system exists because it has produced incredible players who sign for very little money. So MLB wants to defend that system." Boston Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine, who is one of the film's producers, provided finishing funds from a documentary film company he launched several years ago. He has spent considerable time in the Dominican Republic, dating back to his days playing winter ball there in the 1970s. He insists that MLB has provided great opportunities for Dominican players. But he appears to be firmly in the "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown" camp.Great strides'"I don't think the issue is with Major League Baseball," he said. "They've made great strides in reforming the system. What's questionable in one country isn't in another. What you see is the way people have done business there for years."Drafting procedures have improved since the time in 1985 when record-keeping was so haphazard that two teams drafted the same prospect, prompting an MLB official to tell the rival teams: "Whoever gets to him first gets the player." But judging from "Pelotero," there's room for much more improvement.MLB reps wouldn't talk to the filmmakers, or to me. They sent me a statement saying "the film has inaccuracies and misrepresentations," adding that "MLB has undertaken a wide variety of measures and invested ample resources toward the improvement of the game's operations in the Dominican Republic." Maybe so. Maybe it isn't easy to make things squeaky clean in a country where baseball is one of the only paths to prosperity. But "Pelotero" raises so many uncomfortable questions about the messy economics of Dominican baseball that it is hard not to see MLB as part of the problem, not part of the solution. Valentine calls Dominican ballplayers "a national treasure." But as "Pelotero" makes clear, the search for that treasure isn't a pretty picture at all.Movie delves into the dark side of ballMOVIE REVIEWMcClatchy-Tribune David Ortiz is a product of the Dominican baseball machine.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,July 18,2012 Wanted: The next BenjiHave you seen this dog? It's a mutt mischievous, medium-sized, scruffy and street-smart with soulful eyes. Comfortable as hero or underdog, yet likely to be a stray. Must be a fast learner, able to charm millions and willing to work for food. Brandon Camp, whose father created "Benji" nearly 40 years ago, and movie trainer Mark Forbes are making a new "Benji" and have set out to find a new Benji in a nationwide search. AFacebook page (facebook.com/benjithemovie) has been set up so pet owners and shelter staffs can post pictures and videos. Camp and Forbes will scour photos of pets from shelters across the country, along with sites like www.petfinder.com and www.adoptapet.com. The original 1974 movie "Benji," about a stray who helps save two kidnapped children, was written, produced, directed, financed and distributed by Camp's father, Joe. It spawned four sequels, several TVspecials, a Saturday morning TVseries, a syndicated comic strip and all kinds of merchandizing deals. More than 73 million people saw "Benji" at theaters, and more than a billion watched it on television. The original Benji was Higgins, adopted in the early 1960s from the Burbank Animal Shelter by an animal trainer. The second Benji was Higgins'daughter, the third a distant relative and the fourth adopted from the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Brandon Camp said the new movie will stay true to the heart of the original "Benji." "Parents and grandparents will recognize the spirit of Benji," he said. "He was always a mutt and will always be a mutt. He is the everydog." Camp says he will know when he looks into the right dog's eyes. Forbes said he'll need to spend a little time with the dog to judge its temperament. The trainer is looking for a dog that can perform a sad scene so that the viewer cries. The dog must be athletic, fearless, outgoing and happy to please with goofy traits. There will be backup Benjis, but no stunt doubles, the men said. The actors haven't been cast for the movie, which will be produced by Walden Media ("The Chronicles of Narnia" series).Search is on for a pooch for star turnBy SUE MANNINGAssociated PressTHE MOVIES This is the original Benji.If your dog bears a resemblance, he or she could be a movie star. Sophia Quinones celebrates winning a new bike with her mother Gloria and brother Yidiel.Sophia won the bike as part of the Tropic Cinema's Saturday Morning Kids Movies Program during which a bike is given away the last Saturday of each month. John Parce (left) sponsors the three bike giveaways.EASY RIDER The Women of the Moose of Marathon raised $9000 through a raffle to benefit the Grace Jones Community Center.The money will go to purchase the Weekly Reader program for the kids at the school.At the presentation are Moose members Judy Ahearn and Sharon Wagner,board Maria Brandvold,board President Randy Lewis, board members Jessica Hernstadt and Jan Burch and Director Iris Coe.GRACE JONES DONATION Living
Wednesday,July 18,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com George M. Botelho, M.D.Board-CertiedDiplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 305-743-4005KEY LARGO97671 Overseas HwyMARATHON5701 Overseas Hwy #3Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese 100s turn out forwatery showAbout 300 divers and snorkelers listened to music beneath the sea Saturday during the annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key, about six miles south of Big Pine Key. The US1 Radio event featured music broadcast underwater via speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef. The play list included ocean-themed songs such as Jimmy Buffett's "Fins," the Beatles'"Yellow Submarine" and the themes from "The Little Mermaid" and television's classic "Gilligan's Island." "Music underwater has a real ethereal feel to it," festival founder Bill Becker said. "You don't just hear it through your ears, you hear it through your whole body through your jawbone, through your skull." According to one participant, humans weren't the only ones that seemed to enjoy the underwater concert. "I think the fish liked the music," said 7-year-old snorkeler Jaden Gill of Orlando. "It sounded like a band is playing." As well as being an offbeat experience for divers and snorkelers, the festival carried a serious message of reef preservation. The broadcast incorporated diver awareness announcements emphasizing ways to enjoy the reef while minimizing impacts on the underwater environment.Orlando boy: Fish seemingly liked musicLOWER KEYS Divers 'play' music during Saturday's Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key near Big Pine Key.About 300 divers and snorkelers listened to US1 Radio's four-hour broadcast piped beneath the sea via underwater speakers suspended from boats.Photos by BILL KEOGH/FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU 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. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,July 18,2012 JULY 27 AUGUST 5 Friday 7/27 4-7pm Tradewinds LiquorsTGIF Happy HourFestival Kick-off & Wine Tasting. 10% discount on featured wines throughout festival. 305-451-5958. 7pm Seor Frijoles/Key PlayersMurder in Margarita-land4-course gourmet Mexican dinner with wines; solve the murder mystery. $59++ 305-451-1592Saturday 7/28 7-9:30pm Island Time Paddlewheel Riverboat, Steamers Yacht Club DriveA Caribbean Night at Sea Tropical Hors dOuevres, Rum Bacardi cocktails, the Bacardi Girls, live music with Jimmy Ray, Limbo and Conch Blowing Contests $40. 305-453-0001 6pm Holiday Inn Bogies Caf Flavors of the East Spice it up with a delicious Indian buffet by Chef Shafquat Durrani tandoori, traditional entrees and curries, salads, fruits, chutneys, and more paired with wines $35. 305-451-2121 x 445 Sunday 7/29 Key Largo Conch House Brunch 8am Noon. Pumpkin pancakes with spiced rum syrup. Conch benedict! 305-453-4844 Snappers Brunch 11am 4pm Jazz Brunch. Make your own Bloody Mary Bar & Mimosas. 305-852-5956 6-8pm Key Largo Conch HouseSweet Dreams Fabulous dessert buffet paired with unique wines & champagnes. $25. incl. 305-453-4844 6pm Tasters Grille What We Do Try the food and wine that make Tasters THE foodies place in the Upper Keys FUSION $59.99 ++ Reservations only. 305-853-1177Monday 7/30 6-8pm Key Largo Conch HouseA Spanish ExperienceSparkling homemade white and red sangria paired with delicious Spanish tapas. $35 ++ 305-453-4844 Tuesday 7/31 6:30pm Dinner Around Town5-Course Progressive Gourmet Dinner; paired with wine. Complimentary transport. Contact Sue Finney 305-394-3736 7pm Calypsos Seafood GrillPaella with Todd Open fire traditional paella paired with Spanish wines and sangria $35 plus tip. 305-451-0600Wednesday 8/1 6pm 9pm Hilton Hotel TREETOPSMake it Over the HumpMartinis and Mezze (small plates), overlooking the bay. Hand-shaken martinis paired with Head Chef Anthony Rezza's delicacies. 305-852-5553 x 522 6pm SnappersMozzarella MakingExperience the step-by-step process of making your own homemade fresh mozzarella cheese to take home and enjoy a glass or two while you learn! $35 all inclusive. 305-852-5956Thursday 8/2 6pm Num Thai An Oriental ExperienceSushi & Thai dishes, complimentary saki and wine. 305-451-5955 6pm Pilot House A Summer PicnicDelicious summer wines accompanied by a fabulous selection of cheeses, fruits, breads and other delicacies. $27.50 incl. 305-451-3142 7pm Seor FrijolesFajitas And MargaritasTwo For 1 Fajitas and $3.50 Cazadores Tequilla Margaritas. 305-451-1592Friday 8/3 5:30-7:30pm Gus Grill at Marriott Chefs Five Course Gourmet Small Plate D inner paired with wines. Reservations recommended. $55++ 305-453-0000 6-8pm Docs Diner Antipasti, formaggi & vini d'ItaliaHome made family recipes for exquisite antipasti combined with classic, traditional cheeses paired with samplings of Italian wines. (Seating limited) $35 inclusive. 305-451-2895 6-9pm Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Caf LobsterfestA kick off preview to Lobster season Lobster every which way, live music and wine!! $35 incl tax. 305-451-3782Saturday 8/4 6:30pm SundownersA Night In New Orleans4-Course menu with Cajun French flair paired with wines and the sounds of The Sauce Boss. $59++ 305-451-4502 Sunday 8/5 Key Largo Conch House Brunch 8am Noon. Pumpkin pancakes with spiced rum syrup. Conch Benedict! 305-453-4844 Snappers Brunch 11am 4pm Jazz Brunch. Make your own Bloody Mary Bar & Mimosas. 305-852-5956Festival finaleA Taste of Key Largo 4-8pm Sundowners Bayside Beach and Restaurant complex Continuous cooking demonstrations and tastings as South Florida and local chefs prepare their signature dishes and wine experts uncork a grand selection of wines. Live music, mixology demos and summer cocktail tastings. Tickets $25 per person, include a souvenir tasting glass and gift bag. Purchase tickets on-line. For more info: 305-394-3736 www.KeyLargoFoodandWineFestival.com LIVING BRIEFSGroup discusses Last LectureThe Marathon Library Book Discussion Group discusses "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zazlow when it meets at the library, mile marker 48.5, on Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. It is a nonfiction book about a Carnegie Mellon professor who agrees to give a routine last lecture. But before he is able to fulfill the commitment, he learns he is dying and that this will actually be his very last lecture. His lecture title is "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" and is the basis of the book.Tasty art event set for ThursdayThe theme turns culinary for the Morada Way Arts District Thursday Walkabout this coming 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 Sharing" event by bringing 50 art "bites," along with 50 copies of their recipe, to participate in a Morada Way raffle. The Walkabout is centered along the Old Highway at mile marker 81.5 oceanside. For more information, call 664-9100.Kids can play Mama ManateeChildren in kindergarten through fifth grade can participate in the free Saturday 21 Discovery Saturday educational series at the Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center in Key West. The session from 10 to 11 a.m. is themed "Mama Manatee." Participants will play a "manatee memory" game and make manatee puppets while learning about the charismatic marine mammals. Attendance is free but preregistration is recommended. Call 809-4750 to register. The Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center is at the Truman Waterfront in Key West, at the end of Southard Street.Hazmat training is on SaturdayMonroe County Emergency Management, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, is offering free oil-spill safety training for volunteers in the Upper Keys on Saturday. The so-called Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training is the minimal safety standard required for volunteers called upon to help during 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 understanding of the roles of volunteers during an oil spill; basic hazardous-substance terminology; an introduction to methods for identifying hazardous substances and the risks associated with them; basic hazard and risk assessment tech niques; and an overview of basic protection and decontamination procedures. To register or for more information, call (888) 470-5566, Ext. 4 or send an e-mail to keys.volun firstname.lastname@example.org. Crossword solutionSolution to the July 14 puzzle. ACROSS 1Stumble 5WWII vehicle 9Moral precept 14Prude 18Church calendar 19Biblical food 20Virginia's governor: 1727-49 21Costa ___ 22Christmas gift for Santa 26Feeling persecuted 27Lenya of "The Threepenny Opera" 28Tore down 29Robs of vitality 30"I Pagliacci"troupeowner 31Weighty book 32Birthplace of St. Francis 35Rara ___ 36Maugham's "___ Ale"40Mods'Christmas presents 41Christmas gift for David Copperfield 45___ disant (selfstyled) 46"Don't throw bouquets ___..." 47"___ Got a Crush on You..." 48Gallery near the Thames 49Pale blue-green 501or 66 51Christmas gift for Sugar Ray Leonard 56Knocks for a loop 57Bergen's Snerd 59Skater Sonja 60Sounds of laughter 61Let up a bit 62Hot sauce or hot dance 63Relish 64John Jacob or Mary 65Number of Wise Men 66Noel-singers 69Trembly tree 70Christmas gift for Superman 72Goddes,to Caesar 73Stadium feature 74Explorer Vasco da ___ 75Yalie 76Visayan island 77Varnish resin 78Christmas gift for Harrison Ford 83Between hic and hoc84Kind of decorator 86Lille's department 87Odorous 89Shea nine 90Play midsection 91Hoodlum's knife 92Like Sue of song 94Space-related 95Spanish dance 99Bush refrain 102Orange peel 103Pompeii tourist attraction 104Call forth 105Relatives of et al. 106Signs,in a way 107"Fiddler on the Roof"matchmaker 108"South Pacific"sine qua non 109British ballerina Marion ___ DOWN 1Mouth,colloquially 2Caesar's base 3Hur's highway 4Freeloader 5"Ball and Chain" singer Joplin 6Novelist Bagnold 7Chang's Siamese twin 8Last shah of Iran 9Conceit 10Jay Silverheels role 11Table d'___:menu offering 12"___ bin ein Berliner":Kennedy 13Indian song from "Jam Session" 14Pulitzer awards 15Irritate 16Rubbed out,gangster style 17Shoot the breeze 19Near-sightedness 23Ribonucleic acids, briefly 24Popular gin mixer 25Not so exciting 30Bird or Birdsong 31Musical beats,from the German 32Consternation 33___ voce:under the breath 34Christmas gift for Rodney Dangerfield 36Jalopy 37Christmas gift for Donald Trump 38Sentence subjects 39Cape of Good Hope discoverer 42Blended 43State firmly 44Airy hotel lobbies 49Dramatist Fugard 51Plains animal 52Tenth part of an ephah 53"Lamb Chop"puppeteer Lewis 54Paris appropriated her 55Start of something big 56"Stompin'" locale 58Spud 60"___,the herald angels..." 62Bundle of stalks 63Indian antelope 64Man from the Far East 65Largest Lesser Sunda island 66Pierre's "that" 67Insurgent 68Pert 69Gudrun's husband 70Columbus departure port 71Spyri girl 74Sparkling 76Small 18th C.table 78"Man is but ___": Pascal 79Enrage 80___ home :out 81Bored 82"Ain't that ___?": Fats Domino hit 85Corrects 88Marcel Marceau, notably 90"___ You Glad You're You?" 91Appease with liquid 92"The ___ of Our Teeth" 93Santa's eye signal 94Not "fer" 95"___ sea to shining..." 96Actress Naldi 97Half of DCII 98Hop-drying kiln 99Actress Meyers,of "Kate and Allie" 100Regret 101Actress Mendes Observer crossword puzzle Resplendent "Solution in the July 21 Keynoter Anothermoon for PlutoPluto may have been kicked out of the planet club, but it has gained yet another companion. Scientists announced last week the discovery of the smallest moon yet around the icy orb, bringing the count of its known moons to five. "We're not finished searching yet," said Hal Weaver of Johns Hopkins University, who thinks there may be more. The discovery was made by a team of scientists who used the Hubble Space Telescope to scout out Pluto's neighborhood ahead of a NASAspacecraft that's scheduled to arrive in 2015. When the New Horizons craft launched in 2006, Pluto was a full-fledged planet, but it has since been demoted to dwarf planet status by the International Astronomical Union. The newfound moon known as P5 until it gets a proper name appeared as a faint fleck in the Hubble images. Scientists estimated the minimoon to be six to 15 miles (eight to 24 kilometers) across, smaller than the still nameless one that they spotted last year, which is eight to 21 miles (12 to 33 kilometers) wide. Pluto's largest moon, the 650-mile (1,040-kilometer) wide Charon, was discovered in 1978. Two smaller moons, Nix and Hydra, were found in 2005. The moons are thought to have formed after an ancient collision between Pluto and an object in the Kuiper Belt, a disk teeming with small bodies that lies beyond the orbit of Neptune. Since the launch of the New Horizons mission, scientists have been studying the Kuiper Belt in search of debris that might pose a danger to the spacecraft. Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute said names for the new moon and last year's discovery will not be proposed until the team finishes analyzing the Hubble data in case there are more hidden moons. Showalter said he favors names that go together like the mythological Greek couple Orpheus and Eurydice. "If we happen to find more moons, then we will have to pick a different story from Greek mythology," he said in an email.Former planet now up to 5, scientists sayBy ALICIA CHANGAssociated PressASTRONOMY Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this file image provided by NASA Feb.22,2006,from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Pluto and three of its moons.A team of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope said last week they have discovered the tiniest moon yet around Pluto.That brings the number of known moons to five.
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NEWHOUSEOFTHERISING SUN,INC., A FloridaCorporation,d/b/a HotArcWeldingandVERNON FREDERICKMANZ,JR., Individually, Defendants, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa A GREEDFINALJUDGMENT ONMOTIONFORSUMMARY JUDGMENTenteredbythe CircuitCourtinandforMonroe County,Floridaonthe11thday May,2011,andbyvirtueofa WritofExecutionissuedinthe abovestyledcauseonthe28th dayofDecember,2011,I, RobertP.Peryam,Sheriffof MonroeCounty,Floridahave levieduponandwillofferfor saleandselltothehighest bidderforcash,subjecttoany mortgagesorliensthereon,in themorningonthe30thdayof July,2012,at10:30A.M.at ParadiseTowing,20220thSt., Ocean,Marathon,FL33050, Florida,theinterestsofNEW HOUSEOFTHERISINGSUN, INC.,AFloridaCorporation d/b/aHotArcWeldingand VERNONFREDERICKMANZ, JR.,Individuallydefendantsin execution,inthefollowing describedproperty,subjectto anyandallotherliens,taxes, j udgments,orencumbrances whatsoever: (1)2005GMC1TonTruckVIN: 1GDJC34U65E332928with equipmentattached:Miller Trailblazer44DAC/DC WeldingGeneratorSerial: TMD2794070481andMiller coolerCoolmate3LF325858 (2)1994DodgePickup1500 VIN:1B7HC16Y3RS646017 DATEDthis21stdayofJune, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishJune27,July4,11,18, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9909800 NOTICEOFCOLLECTIVE BARGAININGSESSION TheMonroeCountySheriffs OfficeandtheTeamsterswill engageincollectivebargaining forMCSODetentionDeputies onFriday,August3,2012atthe SheriffsAdministrative Headquarters,5525College RoadonStockIsland.Session isscheduledfor9:00amto4:00 pm.Eachsessionisopentothe public.Anyonedesiringto appealanydecisiontakenat anysessionwillneedarecord oftheproceedings,andmay needtoensurethataverbatim recordoftheproceedingis made.Ifyouneed accommodationorassistance toattend,pleasecontact MichelleQuadat 305-292-7020. PublishedJuly18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9496300 INTHECIRCUITCOURTIN A NDFORMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO:2010-CA-22-M HOTARC,INC.,aFlorida Corporation, Plaintiff, Vs. NEWHOUSEOFTHERISING SUN,INC., A FloridaCorporation,d/b/a HotArcWeldingandVERNON FREDERICKMANZ,JR., Individually, Defendants, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa A GREEDFINALJUDGMENT ONMOTIONFORSUMMARY JUDGMENTenteredbythe CircuitCourtinandforMonroe County,Floridaonthe11thday May,2011,andbyvirtueofa WritofExecutionissuedinthe abovestyledcauseonthe28th dayofDecember,2011,I, RobertP.Peryam,Sheriffof MonroeCounty,Floridahave levieduponandwillofferfor saleandselltothehighest bidderforcash,subjecttoany mortgagesorliensthereon,in themorningonthe7thdayof A ugust,2012,at10:00A.M.at A A 107916thAvenue,Gulf, Marathon,FL33050,Florida, theinterestsofNEWHOUSE OFTHERISINGSUN,INC.,A FloridaCorporationd/b/aHot A rcWeldingandVERNON FREDERICKMANZ,JR., Individuallydefendantsin execution,inthefollowing describedproperty,subjectto anyandallotherliens,taxes, j udgments,orencumbrances whatsoever: PropertyDescription: 1-MillerTrailblazer44D AC/DCweldingGenerator Ser / JF872679 1-ClarkForkliftModel CGC25Ser / C365L01849538FBGreen 1-Cuttingtorchcartwith1 oxygentankICC03AA265 and1AcetyleneTank 133630L,Hoses&Torch Head 1-Cincinnati12shearmodel 1012Green 1-Chicagometalbrake model1014Ser / 98433 1-Southbend4footlathe Green 1-EdwardsPunchPress Jaws4Ser / 4-1939945 1-MillerSyncroWave WelderModel350LXSer / LF199143 1-MillerCoolmateSer / LF325861 1-MillerSyncroWave WelderModel351Ser / KF893795 1-MillerCoolmateSer / LA203975 1-MillerSyncroWave WelderModel250 Ser / LA158590 1-IngersollAirCompressor Model32261117Ser / CRNF2388123456789OT 1-Pexto4FootMetalRoller Ser / 86890Gray 1-Ostermetalthreading machineSER / 552N73088 Y ellow 1-MillerPushPullModel CP-302Ser / K023173 1-LatheandMillInduma 47416B 1-MillerSyncroWave Welder350LXSer / LB214675 1-MetalTabl e4x8 1-MetalTabl e4x24 1-MilwaukeeDrillPressMag Ser / 836B101350480 1-GreenlyPipeBenderSer / 23JW170493Green 1-Hossfeld2BeamPipe BenderSer / 38366(unable toreadcompletenumber) 1-VictorTrackCuttingTorch ModelVCM200Ser / CMO015244 1-CuttingTorchCartwith hoses 1-MillerPlasmaCutter Spectrum3080Ser / LC505684 1-PipeThreadersandDies miscellaneous 1-MilwaukeeMiterSaw10 inchSer / 5320070 1-MilwaukeeChopSaw14 inchSer / 9680904433460 1-BalborGrinder/Belt SanderSer / N881 1-MilwaukeeBandSaw Ser / 457E01460129 1-Black&DeckerCoreDrill PartialModel / 748Partial Ser / 0310 1-MilwaukeeBanSawSer / 457B498020895 1-4X8W eldingTrailerRust Colored 1-CraftsmanToolBoxTop& Bottomwithscrewdrivers, pliers,files,wrenches miscellaneoustoolsinside 1-RyobiGrinderSer / AB114571433 1-RyobiDrillPressModel DP121LSer / AZ083035634 1-DewaltRadio 1-Red/GrayToolBoxTop& BottomwithTaps,Dies, Allensandmiscellaneous items 1-RedCraftsmanToolBox Top&BottomwithLathe Tools 1-RedCraftsmanToolBox Top&Bottomwith miscellaneoustools 2-MaxxAirRoundFloor FansOrange 1-RigidShopVac 1-RyobiGrinderSer / AB114571430 1-RyobiMiterSaw10inch Ser / 112467313 3-Beige4DrawerFile Cabinets 1-Brown2DrawerFile Cabinet 1-GreenMetalDesk 2-DeskChairs DATEDthis21stdayofJune, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishJune27,July4,11,18, 2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9610000 INTHECOUNTYCOURTIN A NDFORBROWARD COUNTY,FLORIDA CASENO: COCE11-01086(50) LAKESIDEATTAMARAC CONDOMINIUM A SSOCIATION,INC., Plaintiff, Vs. BACHOMELOANS SERVICING,LPf/k/a COUNTRYWIDEHOME LOANSSERVICING,LP, A A Defendant, NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thatunderandbyvirtueofa FINALJUDGMENTAGAINST BACHOMELOANS SERVICING,LPenteredbythe CountyCourtinandfor BrowardCounty,Floridaonthe 15thdayofMarch,2011,and byvirtueofaWritofExecution issuedintheabovestyled causeonthe18thdayofApril, 2011,I,RobertP.Peryam, SheriffofMonroeCounty, Floridahavelevieduponand willofferforsaleandselltothe highestbidderforcash,subject toanymortgagesorliens thereon,inthemorningonthe 9thdayofAugust,2012,at 10:00A.M.attheMonroe CountyCourthouse,500 WhiteheadSt.,KeyWest,FL 33040theinterestsofBAC HOMELOANSSERVICING, LPf/k/aCOUNTRYWIDE HOMELOANSSERVICING, LP,defendantinexecution,in thefollowingdescribed property,subjecttoanyandall otherliens,taxes,judgments, orencumbranceswhatsoever: SPECIFICDESCRIPTIONOF PROPERTY LOT12,BLOCK8,AMENDED PLATOFSUNRISEPOINT ADDITION,ACCORDINGTO THEPLATTHEREOF,AS RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 4,PAGE41,OFTHEPUBLIC RECORDSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA a/k/a713GrouperLane,Key Largo,Florida33037 DATEDthis28thdayofJune, 2012. RobertP.Peryam,Sheriff MonroeCounty,Florida BY:RachelleGates, Supervisor CivilProcessDivision PublishJuly4,11,18,25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9890900 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.: 442011CA000056A001PK A URORALOANSERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, v. JOSEM.GOMEZ;etal Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderofFinal SummaryJudgmentof ForeclosuredatedJune7, 2012,enteredinCivilCaseNo. 442011CA000056A001PKof theCircuitCourtofthe SixteenthJudicialCircuitinand forMonroeCounty,Florida, whereintheClerkoftheCircuit Courtwillselltothehighest bidderforcashon16dayof A ugust,2012,at11:00a.m.at thefrontdooroftheMonroe CountyCourthouse,Lester Building,530Whitehead Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040,relativetothefollowing describedpropertyassetforth intheFinalJudgment,towit: LOT14,BLOCK2,SUNSET WATERWAYS,ACCORDING TOTHEPLATTHEREOF RECORDEDINPLATBOOK 4,PAGE(S)31,OFTHE PUBLICRECORDSOF MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA. A nypersonclaiminganinterest inthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthantheproperty ownerasofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertain assistance.Pleasecontact: CherylAlfonso302Fleming Street,KeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-3423 atleast7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthis notificationifthetimebefore thescheduledappearanceis lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. DATEDATKEYWEST, FLORIDATHIS15DAYOF JUNE,2012. M.Arguez DANNYL.KOLHAGE CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA PublishJuly18,25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 9732200 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF A A THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY NOTICEOFFORECLOSURE SALEBYCLERKOFTHE CIRCUITCOURT Noticeisherebygiventhatthe undersignedDANNYL. KOLHAGE,ClerkoftheCircuit CourtofMonroeCounty, Florida,will,onthe26thdayof July2012,at11oclocka.m.,at 500WhiteheadStreet,Monroe County,intheCityofKeyWest, Florida,offerforsaleandsellat publicoutcrytothehighestand bestbidderforCASHthe Followingdescribedproperty situatedinMonroeCounty, Florida,towit: TownhomeUnit128,ofTHE KEYWESTGOLFCLUB DEVELOPMENT,accordingto theDeclarationofProtective Covenants,Restrictionsand EasementsoftheKeyWest GolfClub,aTownhome PlannedUnitDevelopment,as recordedinOfficialRecords Book1377Page750,ofthe PublicrecordsofMonroe County,Florida,andany amendmentsthereto; Moreparticularlydescribedby metesandboundsasfollows: Commencingatcoordinatesof whichareN87.107.701andE 251.328.207basedonthe UnitedStatesCoastand GeodeticSureveysMercator GridCoordinateSystem,which hasforitszerocoordinatesa pointatLatitude24degrees 2000Northand500,000West ofLongitude81degrees0000 West,saidpointbeingthe intersectionoftheEasterlyright ofwaylineofJuniorCollege RoadandtheNortherlyrightof waylineofU.S.HighwayNo.1 (StateRoadNo.5),atthe WesterlyendofJuniorCollege Road;thenceN70degrees 5803Ealongthesaid Northerlyrightofwaylineof U.S.HighwayNo.1for1392.13 feet;thenceN19degrees 0157Wandleavingsaidright ofwayfor337.65feet;thenceN 59degrees0000E,adistance of614.00feet;thenceN74 degrees0000E,adistanceof 201.23feet;thenceN16 degrees0000W,adistanceof 5.05feettothePointof Beginning;thenceN16 degrees0000W,adistanceof 75.33feettoagreenstripalong KestralWay;thenceN75 degrees5601E,andalong saidGreenStripwhichlies adjacenttoKestralWaya distanceof25.22feet;thenceN 16degrees0000E,adistance of74.42feet;thenceS73 degrees5231W,adistanceof 25.20feettothePointof Beginning. Subjecttoa2.00footUtility Easementalongthe NortheasterlyPropertyLine. Morecommonlydescribedas: 9KestralWay,KeyWest,FL 33040,andthemortgageisin defaultasallegedinthe complaint. PursuanttoDEFAULTFINAL JUDGMENTOF FORECLOSUREenteredina casependinginsaidCourt,the Styleofwhichis: A A IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. JOHNJ.POLATZ.,et.al Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2011-CA-180-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 22nddayofJune,2012 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaimingasinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly11,18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 9909500 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousnamesof IslamoradaSailfish Tournament,Islamorada DolphinTournament,Florida KeysGoldCupSailfish Championship locatedat P.O. Box462, intheCountyof Monroe, intheCityof Islamorada Florida33036 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. IslamoradaCharterBoat Association,Inc. PublishJuly18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter Office/Store Staff or ManagerFull Time position Salary plus Bonus program Dive or sales experience a plus786-522-2693 www.rainbowreef.us A A IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. JOHNJ.POLATZ.,et.al Defendant A ndtheDocketNumberof whichisNumber 44-2011-CA-180-K WITNESSmyhandandthe OfficialSealofSaidCourt,this 22nddayofJune,2012 DannyL.Kolhage ClerkoftheCircuitCourt MonroeCounty,Florida By:ShontaMcLeod DeputyClerk FloridaStatute45.031:Any personclaimingasinterestin thesurplusfromthesale,ifany, otherthanthepropertyowner asofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. PublishJuly11,18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A A A d / 9909500 NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheundersigned,desiring toengageinbusinessunder thefictitiousnamesof IslamoradaSailfish Tournament,Islamorada DolphinTournament,Florida KeysGoldCupSailfish Championship locatedat P.O. Box462, intheCountyof Monroe, intheCityof Islamorada Florida33036 intendstoregisterthesaid namewiththeDivisionof CorporationsoftheFlorida DepartmentofState, Tallahassee,Florida. IslamoradaCharterBoat Association,Inc. PublishJuly18,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter KEYSNET.COM
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Bully-netting and hoop-netting from a boat at night is permitted. Night is defined as one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise.Closed areas and near-shore regulations Artificial Habitats in State Waters and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (oceanside of Key Largo) Card Sound-Biscayne Bay Lobster Sanctuary (bayside of North Key Largo) Everglades National Park (bayside of Upper Keys) and Dry Tortugas National Park (west of Key West) Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Sanctuary Preservation Areas, special-use Research Only Areas, and Ecological Reserves. These areas are generally marked by 30-inch round yellow buoys. City of Layton Near-shore diving bans During lobster mini-season, Monroe County and several municipalities prohibit snorkeling and diving within 300 feet of improved residential and commercial shorelines, manmade and private canals and public and private marinas. The ban is in effect in these areas: Unincorporated Monroe County (3 days before mini-season and first 5 days of regular season) Village of Islamorada City of Key Colony Beach (4 days before mini-season through first 10 days of regular season)For fishing regulations, see myfwc.com/fishing Closed areas are listed at www.floridakeys.noaa.gov Visit the FWC Lobster Information B ooth at mile marker 106 bayside.When The 48-hour mini-season starts at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2011. Where Keys waters (except closed areas), part of Biscayne National Park. Mini-season rules are different here than elsewhere in Florida. See Mini-season in the Florida Keys at right for night-diving restrictions, closed areas and limits on diving near shore.Bag limit Six lobster per person a day; two-day limit of 12. You cannot exceed six per person on opening day. Minimum size Lobster must have carapace length of more than 3 inches (as shown at right). Lobster must be measured in the water. Harvested lobster must be kept whole until landed; tailmeasurement limits do not apply on the water. No eggs Egg-bearing lobster of all species must be released alive. The rule includes shovelnose, Spanish and spiny lobster. Eggs appear as a spongy mass on the underside of a lobsters tail. The egg mass may be orange, yellow, brown or red. Equipment and licenses Divers must carry a measuring device with them in the water. A diver-down flag must be displayed when snorkelers or divers are in the water. All harvesters must hold a recreational saltwater fishing license and have a lobster stamp ($5). CARAPACE MUST BE LARGER THAN 3 INCHES Measuring lobstersMeasure from the front of the head to the start of the tail. You must have a measuring device and measure lobsters in the water Each harvester must have a gauge made for measuring lobster while harvesting in the water. All lobster must be measured in the water and released unharmed if undersized. Lobster carapace must be greater than three (3) inches. All recreationally harvested lobster must remain in whole condition while at sea. Tails can only be separated on land. When the tail is separated, it must be greater than 5-1/2 inches. gu id e July 25-26What you need to know for the 2012 Lobster Mini-season in the Florida Keys.The lobster mini-season is the annual two-day period when divers, snorkelers and bully-netters can catch Florida spiny lobsters before the start of the commercial lobster season. Lobster must be taken by hand or net spearing is prohibited. LOBSTER HARVEST id 1