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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .2B Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 25,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.59 25 CENTS Threat spreadsScientists now warn that lionfish are expanding their range in Gulf waters;causing concerns as far away as Alabama. 1B August primariesRead candidate profiles in three more races:Sheriff, Pg. 3A ;Mosquito Control District 3,Pg. 5A ;School District 2,Pg. 2A. Bug alert:It's mini-seasonDivers have arrived and the weather looks good. Now it's up to the lobster to determine the success of this year's mini-season in the Florida Keys. The annual lobster sportdiving season running today and Thursday seems to have lured larger crowds than in recent years, say dive operators and rental operators. "We've already rented out every [dive] tank that we can rent out," Abyss Dive Center owner Bill Ferrell said Tuesday from his Marathon shop. "I've talked to [Capt. Hook's Marina and Hall's Diving Center] and they've rented every tank, too," Ferrell said. The Abyss dive boats have been completely booked since last year for today and tomorrow, Ferrell said. The Lobster Information Booth at mile marker 106 opened earlier than expected, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Bobby Dube, the booth coordinator. "We were setting up Friday to get ready for Saturday's opening but people kept rolling in to ask questions," Dube said. "So we decided that we're open." Two carloads of visitors from Michigan drove 24 hours straight to make it in time for their first mini-season, Dube said. "They read about it in a magazine and to come down to see what it's all about," Dube said. "We had to give them the whole treatment how to catch and measure a lobster, where to go, how to stay out of trouble." Florida fishery managers estimate that in a typical year, more than half the 50,000 divers who chase lobster during the statewide mini-season head for the Keys. That amounts to approximately 30,000 divers. Many of those stopped by the Lobster Information Booth to check on current rules. "It's been a few years since we've done mini-season, so we just wanted to make sure we know what we're talking about," said Miami residentDive shops, marinas, hotels all reportingfar larger numbers of lobster hunters MONROE COUNTYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comPhoto by ANDY NEWMAN/Florida News ServiceIt took 10 years,but North Carolina investment banker Greg Fawcett gets a congratulatory smack after winning the 'Papa' Hemingway Look-Alike Contest held at Sloppy Joe's in Key West.He beat out 139 other contestants in this year's competition. 2B .Board debates bonus, then OKs contractThree out of four Monroe County School Board members railed against performance pay for incoming Superintendent Mark Porter, then unanimously approved a contract Monday containing generous incentive measures. But, they want lawyers to add contract language that ties any bonus for the superintendent to teachers receiving equal treatment. Board member Robin Smith-Martin negotiated the contract with Porter and built-in the performance measures on top of a $145,000 base salary. Chairman John Dick, Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths and member Ron Martin all criticized bonus pay for the superintendent in light of ongoing litigation with the United Teachers of Monroe union. Part of that legal dispute involves a decision made by Superintendent Jesus Jara and ratified by the board to not extend performance pay to teachers even though Jara's predecessor (Joseph Burke) had pressed for performance pay. District 3 board member Duncan Mathewson was absent. Griffiths and Dick warned that Porter faces a conflict of interest if his performance pay is tied to teachers'plans, since the new superintendent would be negotiating with the teachers'union. The conflict, they noted, would come in any financial benefit to Porter arising from those negotiations over pay. To avoid the conflict, the board agreed to tie Porter's performance and incentives to meeting broad district financial goals, which include performance pay for teachers. "Asuperintendent cannot be part of negotiations where he negotiates his own benefits," Griffiths said. "If he negotiates a raise for teachers, his raise cannot be tied to that. But if Porter achieves our financial goals, he receives performance pay." "I have some concerns, but remain committed to the position and opportunity in Monroe County," Porter said following Monday's workshop. Porter signed the contract last week. The contract debated at Monday's workshop sets out an annual board review using a four-point scale: highly effective, effective, needs improvement or ineffective. If judged highly effective, Porter would receive a 12.5 percent bonus (after the first year); it would be 6.25 percent if his performance rated effective. The corresponding cash values are $18,125 and $9,063. Porter is slated to take the helm on Aug. 1; on that same day, current Superintendent Jesus Jara starts his new job as the deputy superintendent of Orange County Public Schools in Central Florida. The day before Porter starts, July 31, the board meets beginning at 5 p.m. atSuperintendent plans to start duties Aug.1OUR SCHOOLSSheriff takes raise package to county commission ThursdayMonroe County Sheriff Bob Peryam says he's hoping to avoid contention when he pitches pay increases for roughly 570 employees to the County Commission at Thursday's daylong budget hearing in Key West. As part of a three-year bargaining agreement, Peryam will request 5.7 percent raises for both International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Fraternal Order of Police union members. Non-union employees would receive a 3 percent cost-of-living-adjustment. "I'm certainly looking to work with the commission and they want to do what's best. It's a fine line to balance between the taxpayers and the employees, so we have to take both in mind," Peryam said. According to county documents, "the Sheriff's requested public safety budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 is $42.75 million. This represents an increase of $1.4 million over" the current year." According to the agreement, deputies with fewer years experience would receive larger increases, while more senior deputies would receive less. Peryam said the Sheriff's Office employs roughly 145 Teamsters (corrections officers) and roughly 185 FOP members on the law enforcement side. "We have a three-year bargaining contract with them and have to bargain in good faith. Part of that was for a raise this year and the purpose in the last couple of years is to give us parity between the firefighters with the county. This is the final year of that," he said. The Sheriff's Office TraumaStar air ambulance heli-Proposes bigger bump,parity with firefighters'payMONROE COUNTY PORTERABOUT TIME Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWLobster hunter Tony Bianco checks with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary staffer Joy Tatgenhorst on areas closed to harvest for this week's mini-season,during his stop at the Lobster Information Booth in Key Largo.See Mini season,2A By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com See Budget,3ASee Porter,3A
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,July 25,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.88 81 THURS.88 81 FRI.86 81 SAT.88 82 Forecast: Partly cloudy with mimimal chance of rain though Saturday. Winds mainly ESE at 1015mph.Heat index at 97F. 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 GETTING IT STRAIGHTSetting the record straightDue to a reporting error, the winner of the Aug. 14 Clerk of the Court Republican primary will face Democrat Joe Allen in the Nov. 6 primary, not the top two vote-getters, as reported Saturday. Also, clerk candidate Matt Gardi has not accused challengers Amy Heavilin and Kevin Madok of having conflicts of interest. 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 Veteran Griffiths wants to re-upThe District 2 Monroe County School Board race pits incumbent Andy Griffiths'20 years of experience against political newcomer Yvette Mira-Talbott and Howard Hubbard, a former candidate for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District Board. Griffiths has taken heat on the campaign trail for perhaps having been on the board long enough, but the Key Haven resident and former owner of a Stock Island-based fishing charter company says his experience is valuable, particularly in light of the Aug. 1 start date of the Keys'first-ever hired superintendent, Mark Porter. Griffiths spearheaded empanelling a superintendent search committee. All three candidates in the nonpartisan race identify the biggest issue as the impacts of back-to-back budget cycles that have seen reductions of more than $13 million from the School District's operating budget. The planned budget for fiscal year 2012-13 is $79.5 million. Hubbard, a retired former corporate attorney, likened the long-term financials of the school system to a "roller coaster. The biggest single issue is to bring the financial roller coaster under control while fostering quality education." Part of that, Hubbard says is rebuilding reserves projected at less than 4 percent for the 2012-13 budget year through "clear thinking and planning under difficult circumstances." Mira-Talbott, who confessed at a recent forum to having attended about five board meetings, focuses less on the larger financials and more on the immediate impact on student programs and teacher morale. She touted 20 years of volunteering at Key West schools; her youngest daughter graduated from Key West High last year. "I've become extremely familiar with the needs of the school system. There's a difference between accounting for your money and being responsible for it. The kids are losing more and more funding for programs." On teacher morale: "I've spoken to many teachers throughout the county and everyone that I've spoken to feels the same underappreciated. My biggest qualification is my heart. I truly care what happens to the schools and children in Monroe County." Griffiths, drawing from his institutional board knowledge, sees the longterm financial fix as the end of construction debt in October 2015, freeing up around $1 million each month on the capital side of the budget, coupled with "slow appreciation" of property values, "which will bring in more revenue if the millage remains constant." "I have the determination to stick with a longterm plan and I vote for long-term solutions rather than short-term emotional goals. I take a long-term view because it takes time to bring others together to move big decisions forward. I am completely independent and there are no special interests behind my campaign." School Board members earn $29,000 per year plus benefits. The primary is Aug. 14, and since it's nonpartisan, all registered voters no matter their political affiliation can vote in it. If one candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, he or she wins; if not, the top two vote getters face off in the Nov. 6 general elec tion.Mira-Talbott, Hubbard hope to unseat himSCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2Andy GriffithsAge:53.Occupation:Serving his fifth fouryear School Board term,retired owner of a charter fishing business ,still works fishing trips.Family:Married with two daughters,one at Key West High School.Education:Bachelor's degree from Florida International University.Residence:Key Haven,lived in the Keys for 41 years.Reason for running:"I am running because I am very energized and excited about working with our first board hired superintendent who is highly qualified for the position.I feel my experience will serve the students and this very new School Board well as we go into this new era of accountability.I come to every board meeting with fresh eyes,the energy of a freshmen but with the temperament and the wisdom of a 20-year veteran." Howard HubbardAge:70.Occupation:Retired as vice president of law for Kvaerner Engineering.Family:One grown son.Education:Master's in business administration from Rice University and a law degree from the University of Southern California.Residence:Key Haven,in the Keys since 2002.Reason for running:"The School District has been on a financial roller coaster for the past 10 years.I want to use my experience and education to improve the quality of education in a fiscally responsible manner." Yvette Mira-TalbottAge:48.Occupation:Volunteers at Key West High School and works with her husband at Appraisers of the Keys.Family:Married with three daughters.Education:Graduate of Florida State University.Residence:Lifetime Keys resident,lives in Key Haven.Reason for running:"I have the desire to make things better for our schools.Above all,I bring a fresh set of eyes to the persistent issues we are dealing with today.The children of this county deserve to have someone looking out for them." Schools project $4.1 million fund balanceKen Gentile, the Monroe County School District chief of staff, on Monday gave a 2012-13 budget year preview that includes decreased expenditures and a 5.5 percent tax increase. Although the budget won't be adopted until Sept. 4, the district's fiscal year, unlike other governmental agencies, started on July 1 in advance of the school year start in August. Gentile said expenditures are projected at $79.5 million, with revenues coming in at $80,086,600. For the last fiscal year, the corresponding values were $81 million and $78.5 million, which resulted in deficit spending. Ovear the last two budget years, the school system has reduced expenditures by more than $13 million. Gentile, alluding to past budget amendments that resulted in spending down the fund balance, said the proposed budget is "fully loaded. What has surprised us in the past and pushed us up in our budget amendments, is built into our budget." The $79.5 million in projected spending is supported by a tax rate of $3.66 per $1,000 of assessed home value, up 5.5 percent from last year's tax rate of $3.565 per $1,000 of assessed home value. The proposed tax rate, for the owner of a $300,000 home, results in a $1,098 tax bill; compare that to the last budget cycle in which the same homeowner paid $1,069. Both assume no homestead exemption in the calculation. With homestead, the owner would pay $915 instead of $891.25. Gentile projects an ending fund balance in June 2013 of 5.6 percent, or $4,128,683. Reductions considered in the proposed budget include: savings of $1.3 million based on changes to employee health benefits; $1.9 million via reducing around 40 teacher positions; $400,000 cut from teacher supplements for extra duty; and $300,000 in cuts at the administrative level. The budget also includes a total of seven furlough days, which yield a savings of between $225,000 and $250,000 per day. Based on the healthy fund balance projection, board Chairman John Dick says some furlough days could be taken back if the financial picture stayed positive. "What we could do is back off some of that," he said. The board will hold three public budget hearings, all beginning at 6 p.m., on July 31 at the administrative offices in Key West; Aug. 21 at Marathon High School; and Sept. 4 at Coral Shores High School.Early budget eyes 5.5 percent tax increaseOUR SCHOOLS PAGEThelmaPage, 88,passed awayatPlantationKeyNursing CenteronJuly5,2012.She wasaresidentoftheKeys since1968.Thelmawasa memberoftheUpperKeys GardenClub,KeyLargoCivic Club,bridgeclub,AlAnonand theMooseLodge. Sheissurvivedbyher children,Carol(Dan)Murphy, Paul(Nancy)Page,Mark (Daryn)Page,Guy(Peggy) Hill,grandchildrenDanny(Jill) Murphy,Chrissy(Mike) Holloway,LauraMurphy,Amy (Danny)Albury,7great grandchildren,sisters-in-law, JuneReadandHazelBarrett, numerousniecesand nephews.Thelmawas precededindeathbyher husbandof50years,Allan, sisterPearl,brotherNorman andsister-in-lawMargaret Woollings. Wearemostgratefultothe caregiversatSwankridge whereThelmaresidedforthe past2years.Wearethankfulto PlantationKeyNursingCenter andHospiceoftheFlorida Keysfortheprofessionalcare andkindnesstheyprovidedour Mother.Thefamilywillspread herashesintheAtlanticOcean whereAllansasheswere spread.Pleasevisit www.beyerfuneral.nettosign theonlineguestbook. Wes Ryan during a Monday stop. Tony Bianco, a part-time Key Largo resident, wanted to double check rules since he will be accompanied by "some people who haven't done this that much." "It's important to do things the right way," Bianco said. Joe Lamb, whose truck carries an "I'd rather be lobstering" license-plate frame, said he travels from his Naples home to the Lower Keys every couple months, "not just for mini-season." "We like it here," he said. "It's close enough and the water's great." Lobster mini-season always brings people for Upper Keys vacation rentals, said property manager Brandi Horton at Freewheeler Vacations'office in Islamorada. "We're definitely busier than during the past three seasons," Horton said. "But lobster season always has been good for repeat customers. They book a year ahead." "I know lobster season sometimes gets a bad rap," Horton said, "but the people we deal with are great." "People coming down for vacation rentals often decide to make a week of it," said Daniel Samess from the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce. "It's a busy time for vacation rentals in the Middle Keys, so that trickles down to restaurants, dive shops and a lot of businesses." During the sport-diving days in Monroe County, licensed divers can take a maximum of six lobster per day (the limit is 12 per day off most Florida coastlines). Night diving for lobster is banned in the Keys during mini-season, although bullynetting from a boat is permitted. Many protected areas are closed to lobster harvest today and Thursday, including all of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park waters and Everglades National Park waters in Florida Bay and the Dry Tortugas. During miniseason, nearshore diving within 300 feet of land has been banned throughout much of unincorporated Monroe County, and in the municipalities of Islamorada, Marathon, Layton and Key Colony Beach. That rule seeks to limit conflicts between divers and waterfront property owners.We're definitely busier'From Mini season,1A By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKinneer demands furlough pay, bonusThere's no love lost between Monroe County School Board Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths and Michael Kinneer, the School District's chief operating officer, formerly the chief financial officer. Incumbent District 2 rep Griffiths, who's seeking a sixth consecutive four-year term, says he'd like to restructure the district's executive team by eliminating Kinneer's and Chief-of-Staff Ken Gentile's jobs and replacing them both with a "school finance officer." In response to this criticism, Kinneer this week criticized Griffiths'role in planning a 2010 convention of the Greater Florida Consortium of School Boards held in Key West. Griffiths organized an Old Town Trolley ride to the Hogfish Bar and Grill and to the Green Parrot, as well as a sail on the Schooner Wolf; none of the $4,900 bill was footed by the local schools system. In an email to Superinten-dent Jesus Jara and board Chairman John Dick, Kinneer says: "Imagine my surprise this morning to read that Mr. Griffiths is advocating for my removal in order to appoint a new finance officer. One wonders what exactly qualifies Mr. Griffiths to make such an observation. Could it be his astute financial acumen?" Kinneer contrasts the stated mission of the consortium -"to increase the average funding per student to ensure that Florida is in the top half of the states and can provide a world class education to enable its students to compete in a global marketplace" with expenditures made for convention attendees. "How noble," Kinneer says of Griffiths, then proceeds to invoke "all rights afforded to me by board, state and federal whistle blower statutes." "This guy is just a train wreck," Griffiths says. "Does this ever show you something? It's not like one dime of district money went to that. I brought them to Key West and showed them a good time." In a separate email sent to Jara, Kinneer says if he's not paid $5,990 by July 31, "I will cease providing my services to the District effective August 1, 2012." Kinneer says he's owed a $2,500 supplement for serving on the district's collective bargaining team and the remainder for seven unpaid furlough days mandated for all employees that were not in his contract when hired. Kinneer started a threeyear contract on Dec. 16, 2009, good for $126,639 per year. "If he (Kinneer) can leave us on July 31, I'm doing the happy dance," Griffiths says. "I telegraphed my position...and now the board is on notice."Disputes Griffiths on eliminating top finance posts OUR SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
Wednesday,July 25,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Challengers all take aim at RamsayDespite the lack of an incumbent in the race to be Monroe County's next sheriff, four candidates all seem to be taking aim squarely at the fifth. Col. Rick Ramsay, the highest-ranking member of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office behind retiring Sheriff Bob Peryam, has described a typical candidate forum as "four against one." "That's to be expected," Ramsay said this week. "I'm a proven entity, the one candidate who won't need any on-the-job training." The field gets trimmed to two in the Aug. 14 primary election. Ramsay is being challenged for the Republican nomination by Jake Brady, a Sheriff's Office sergeant, and Bill Grove, a former deputy now working as a State Attorney's Office investigator. Matt Koval and Tom Peteck are contending for the spot on the Democratic side of the Nov. 6 ballot. Koval is an Upper Keys deputy while Peteck retired from the agency in June to campaign. Peteck, Brady, Grove and Koval have primarily directed their criticism at Ramsay, who has been involved in policy-making at the Sheriff's Office for eight years. "Something is broken and we need to do something about it," Peteck said of the county's primary lawenforcement agency. "It's time for a fresh approach." "Four candidates are calling for a new look," Brady said at a forum. "I think we've pointed out a lot of room for improvement.... It's time for a change." The four describe low morale among the agency's officers, which they link to issues about promotions and what they see as selective enforcement of Sheriff's Office policy. Ramsay says occasional conflicts within a 565-member agency are not uncommon. "There is no morale meter," Ramsay said. "I know for a fact that I have the support of many in the agency, including the management administration and the endorsement of the union that represents half the deputies." Brady disagrees, asserting, "There is a real fear trickling through the agency over who will take the helm." Koval says deputies "do not feel confident going to work" because the agency leaders may not stand behind their actions on patrol. "The officers are treated poorly and they leave." Grove points to high salaries paid at the top levels of the agency, and high training costs to replace patrol deputies who take jobs elsewhere. "We have excellent deputies. Give me four years to convince them to stay here," he said. "Our crime rate is down, the budget is at the 2006 level and deputy retention is the best it's been in a decade," Ramsay said. "Other agencies around the country would love to be where we are." Ramsay described his four opponents as "all good guys," but said they lack the management experience to run a large agency with a $41 million budget.Undersheriff says experience trumps allSHERIFF'S RACEJake BradyParty:Republican.Age:47.Occupation:Sheriff's Office deputy for 23 years.Currently sergeant in the Middle Keys.Family:Married,four adult children.1Education:Studied at the University of Toledo and Florida Keys Community College,nearing completion of bachelor's degree.Residence:Lived in Marathon as a youth,returned in 1989 after U.S.Marines service.Reason for running:"The bubba system has been going on for far too long.It's time for a change and I want to be part of the solution.I can provide leadership with compassion and stop wasteful spending.I'll work for transparency in government,fairness and equality for all citizens." Edwin Bill'Grove Party:Republican.Age:43.Occupation:Investigator with the State Attorney's Office,former Sheriff's Office deputy.Family:Married;three children.Education:Police academies at Gulf Coast Community College and Miami-Dade College.Residence:Tavernier,resident for seven years.Reason for running:"To create a professional Sheriff's Office where officers stay for 20 or 25 years. Now I see a problem with poor morale and high turnover among deputies.We need to fix those things because they drastically affect our community.We need to keep officers with experience,not to constantly train new officers." Matt Koval Party:Democrat.Age:52Occupation:Sheriff's Office deputy in the Upper Keys for 25 years.Family:Married,two daughters.Education:Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Florida International University.Residence:Tavernier,lifetime Upper Keys resident.Reason for running:"I've worked for the Sheriff's Office my entire adult career so I know the agency inside and out.I know where the problems are and want to get in there to make improvements that will provide better service for the community and the Sheriff's Office.Our deputies need better training and supervision." Rick RamsayParty:RepublicanAge:46.Occupation:Colonel and undersheriff at Sheriff's Office.Family:Single.Education:Florida Keys Institute of Criminal Justice's Law Enforcement Academy,FBI National Academy and University of Louisville's Command Officers Development Course (each about three months).Residence:Marathon resident for 36 years.Reason for running:"This has been my career goal since I became a lawman 25 years ago.I have taken every course and every training possible to prepare for it.I've worked in every unit of the Sheriff's Office and held every rank.I am committed to the Keys community and dedicated to this agency." the administrative offices on Trumbo Road in Key West. At that meeting, which Porter is slated to attend, board members will provide specifics on the larger "financial goals" that will be used to evaluate the new superintendent. During the public comment portion of Monday's workshop, Sloan Bashinsky, a write-in candidate for the District 3 board seat being vacated by Mathewson, vehemently dressed down Smith-Martin over the contract tenets. "You have now gone and done something, Robin this is your bright idea which has put Mr. Porter directly crosswise with the union before he's even hired. It's insane. The union will raise hell if you give him his bonus and don't pay all those teachers their performance bonuses." In response to early board criticism, Smith-Martin said that other than a salary range of $125,000 to $150,000 per year, he was given no other criteria to follow for his negotiations. "There weren't any directions," Smith-Martin said. "The question was how do we incentivize this guy to do the best job possible for the least amount of money to the school district?" "Our teachers are now bound to be measured and compensated on their performance. 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Liquor items are only available at Publix Liquors. D By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comTom PeteckParty:Democrat.Age:53.Occupation:Retired to run after a 24-year career as a Sheriff's Office deputy.Family:Married with three children.Education:Seven years in the U.S. Air Force includes college credits at Troy State University.Residence:Keys more than 40 years,Little Torch Key.Reason for running:"I want to improve the services,and the quality of services,for the Sheriff's Office.I have more of a working knowledge at the front-line level.We need to do a better job of community policing.The people in the community don't know the deputies working in their area." NEWS BRIEFSBoater dies in EvergladesThe U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of man who was last seen diving into the water to retrieve a fishing boat that broke loose from a house boat he had rented. Officials say the body of 66-year-old William Crick was found Sunday, hours after he went missing in the Shark River on the west end of Everglades National Park. The Miami Herald reports Crick jumped into the water to get the fishing boat. Awitness ran to get a life jacket to help the struggling man. But Crick was already under water. The witness called authorities. The Coast Guard authorized three aircraft searches Saturday evening. Crick's body was spotted during a "first light" search on Sunday. He was a short distance from the boat.Associated Press www.keysnet.com copter is also requesting a $170,000 budget increase to $1.52 million. Peryam said that accounts for fuel and maintenance costs for the increasingly used service. "When the program started we had 116 calls for service. Last year we had 232 calls. So far, we're projected if things keep going as they are, for 232-plus calls for service," he said. There doesn't appear to be many glaring issues with what Administrator Roman Gastesi last week termed a "happy budget" when he unveiled the preliminary fiscal year 2012-13 spending plan to the commission July 18. The total budget would be $375.1 million, with $77.2 million raised in property taxes. That's down $927,714 from the current year's $78.1 million. The rest would come from fees, grants and the like. The county collected $82.2 million in 2010-11 and $85.3 million in 2009-10. The preliminary proposed tax rate is 4.1402, or .1 percent below the tax rate necessary to generate the same tax dollars as the current year. Homeowners would pay $4.1402 per $1,000 of assessed property value. For the owner of a $300,000 house that equals $1,242. But the proposed rate is an aggregate and would not apply to all county residents; some live in areas with special taxing districts. Thursday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Harvey Government Center in Key West. From Budget,1A
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,July 25,2012 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. EDITORIALFloridians deserve real numbersLETTERS TO THE EDITORTeam Depot rocksI have a good story to share about the help I received from the staff at Home Depot in Marathon. When I called the store to find out if they carried wheelchair ramps, I spoke with Kathleen Grey Armbruster, who I later found out is the chief cashier. When I explained I had newly-acquired an electric scooter and a six-inch step at the entrance to my home and am disabled, she knew just what to do. First, she looked at Homedepot.com to see if there was anything available online and informed me nothing would fit my needs and promised to call me back. The next day, she did call back and partnered with two employees (Jared Brodsky in lumber and Devin Fitzgerald in flooring). They came out to my apartment and measured, then went back to the store and built the ramp. They came back the next day and installed the ramp, doing just a super job. And, while they were here, I asked if they knew how to reverse the door swing on my refrigerator and to extend the handle on my recliner chair, which was too short for me to reach. Devin and Jared told me "of course we can fix anything for you." And they did. I later found out that Home Depot has a Team Depot program in every store where associates donate time for community service projects. The Team Depot in Marathon has done projects including yard work for disabled vets around Memorial Day, work for Heron House and schools, painting and yard work for the Florida Keys Children's Shelter and others. That wheelchair ramp that Devin and Jared built enables me to get around, visit my friends and even travel, carefully, on my scooter to my favorite restaurant. My thanks to Kathleen, Jared, Devin, Joanna and everyone else at Home Depot and to their manager Scott A. Corbin for making my life so much better than before. Bill Ryan MarathonRejecting healthcare plan will cost taxpayers billions of dollarsGov. Rick Scott's oh-so-quick dismissal of the opportunity to provide healthcare to more Floridians under Medicaid, which came just one day after the Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act, should not be the last word on the subject. His decision was politically inspired, and his facts have been called into question. For Floridians desperate to get basic healthcare the consequences could be dire. Train wreck, perfect storm, falling off the cliff all of these phrases have been used to describe the impact of Mr. Scott's decision unless the Legislature takes a more thoughtful approach. The law upheld by the court expands Medicaid to cover those at or under 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Currently, Florida has a much stricter threshold. (The undocumented are not covered under any scenario.) The court held that states could not be punished if they opted out of expanded coverage, but there's a catch: The law also mandates some $18 billion in Medicaid payment cuts nationwide. That was written into the bill on the assumption they'd be offset by a lower burden of caring for the uninsured. If Florida continues to ignore the "working poor" who can't afford health insurance, these patients will have no recourse except to continue relying on public hospitals for unreimbursed care. But they will do so without the increased funding that the new law guarantees as compensation for the states, placing the burden on local taxpayers. In terms of providing better healthcare, the Medicaid expansion, frankly, is a no-brainer. The National Association of Public Hospitals estimates that about 4 million people who would have been eligible for Medicaid could go uninsured in states that have decided against expansion. In Florida, the move would expand coverage to an estimated one million more adults and children. Rejecting expansion will worsen the problem of uncompensated care in Florida, which already has the third highest percentage of uninsured patients in the country. According to Politifact, Mr. Scott got a number of things wrong in rejecting expansion. Among other things, he said wider Medicaid coverage would cost the state an additional $1.9 billion a year. Politifact said the estimate was "wildly high" and rated his overall claim "false." Mr. Scott doesn't like what he derisively calls "Obamacare," but if he has a case to make, he should rely on better numbers. From 2014 to 2019, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured estimates Florida could get up to $24 billion from Medicaid expansion at a cost of $2.5 billion in matching state funds. Agreed any demand for more Medicaid funding could pose a serious financial problem for Florida down the road. But the Legislature owes it to the state's residents, especially the uninsured, to undertake a serious cost/benefit analysis, using real numbers, instead of taking a political approach. The Miami Herald Who's playing chicken?We are out here in Las Vegas, watching TV, when a Golden Corral commercial comes on the TVadvertising, and I am not making this up: "Key West Chicken!!!" And we thought those Key West chickens that were wrangled up were sent to a chicken sanctuary. Yeah. Right. Some kind of sanctuary. Perhaps owned and managed by the Golden Corral? Paul Garneau Las Vegas, Nevada Formerly Marathon, FloridaTourists love the KeysMr. Giannotes certainly has a right to his opinion that tourism has ruined Key West'in his letter of July 22. Why is it that his opinion applies only to Key West? Why not Key Largo, Islamorada and Marathon and the other Keys that all depend on tourists for their economic survival? Is he including the Overseas Highway, too? No, he's only talking about Key West. Obviously he's been to Key West and found it to be full of unlikable tourists. I wonder what they did to him? Why is it that the Key West of old, say back in the early sixties, is what he feels would be better than the Key West of today? Certainly driving to Key West via the Overseas Highway for thousands of people is an exciting and beautiful trip, but most don't stop and linger much on the way. Many of the residents will argue that they like having McDonald's and Burger King in the Keys like those of us on the mainland have. I have had that discussion. They have a point. Some do stop in Key Largo and Marathon and other places, but what they are attracted to and their destination is Key West, so there must be a good reason for it. There is a lot to say for Key West and Mr. Giannotes does not say it, nor does he like it. It makes little difference, Ernest Hemingway did and many other famous people like the Beatles. It is a unique place in our country and offers visitors a glimpse into life in a part of our country they could not imagine which is what Key West is all about. Just as Islamorada is known world wide for it's fishing, Key West is known for its famous places of historical interest like the Truman White House and the Audubon House and Mel Fisher's Museum, all because of tourism. Without tourists the Keys would simply close up and wash away. See, many of the residents throughout the Keys were themselves tourists at one point. They are the residents of today. My wife and I really like the Keys and especially Key West. We hope to be there soon visiting Hemingway's Home and eating seafood along the waterfront and having a good time. Frank Simmons Delray Beach, FLReuse worksThe contents of the office, including office supplies and furniture, of the Bahama Conch Community Land Trust of Key West, Inc., 201 Truman Ave., Key West were donated to several notfor-profit groups, through the efforts of www.keysreuse.com We are thankful for being contacted and want to thank Michael Welber for all the items received by the Upper Keys Humane Society in Key Largo. Marilyn Beyer, secretary Upper Keys Humane Society Bd. of Directors Bill Ryan thanks Home Depot workers Jared Brodsky (left) and Devin Fitzgerald (right) who built and installed a wheelchair ramp at his apartment.Parking to cost more The Key West City Commission, based on two workshop sessions on Monday and Tuesday, reviewed a proposed budget that would increase the cost of parking and raise marginal tax rates. Assistant City Manager Mark Finigan said the tax increase funds line items like a nonprofit diversion program for at-risk students; an assistant for the city attorney's office; and overtime for Key West police officers working special events like Fantasy Fest. City staff proposed a budget for fiscal year 201213, beginning Oct. 1, with expenses totaling $40,425,194. Revenues, including a $9,831,515 reserve, are projected at $50,404,609. For the current budget year, expenditures totaled $39,281,310 and reserves totaled $9,731,700. Year-over-year spending is projected to increase by $1.1 million, while reserves would grow by $99,815. It costs around $110,000 per day to operate the city, meaning in the event of a disaster, the reserves could cover 89 days of operation if revenues stopped. As proposed during the workshops, Key West's millage rate is $2.9185 per $1,000 of assessed home value; that means the owner of a $300,000 home would see a city tax bill of $875.55. "This is not a final budget," City Manager Jim Scholl said. Regarding the tax rate, he added: "You can always go lower but we cannot go higher" than what is tentatively adopted. "Absent some new undiscovered revenue stream that may be out there, our expenses continue to go up every year." The current tax rate is $2.8627 per $1,000 of assessed home value; the same homeowner this budget cycle paid $858.81. The proposed tax increase would cost that property owner $16.74 more than this year's levy if the assessed value remained the same. To defray the more than $1 million spending increase, city staff proposed increasing metered street parking rates from $1.50 per hour to between $1.75 and $2 per hour; the hike would not affect city-owned lots at Mallory Square and Caroline Street or the garage at Caroline and Grinnell streets. At $1.75 an hour, there would be $300,000 in additional revenues and at $2 per hour, $600,000 more, staff said.Budget has small tax hike as wellKEY WESTCounty OKs tax-vote languageThe Monroe County Commission hopes the word "existing" goes a long way toward helping Keys residents understand the importance of a 1-cent infrastructure sales tax. After three public hearings up and down the Keys, the commission on July 18 gave final approval to the wording of a November referendum that could extend the tax through 2033. It's been in place since 1989. Commissioner Heather Carruthers recommended adding the word "existing" to the first line of the 71-word referendum as a way of reiterating the tax is not new. The referendum will ask voters to extend the tax from 2018 to 2033. It now reads: "Shall the existing one-cent infrastructure sales tax be extended through 2033 ... with the proceeds used for the following projects: wastewater facilities and, only if those wastewater projects are completed or fully funded," other uses. Should the referendum fail, the county would be faced with an enormous funding hurdle for its Cudjoe Regional sewer system. The county has been working off a funding model for the estimated $156 million sewer project in which one-third of the cost would come from the tax revenue. The other twothirds would come from $4,500 resident assessments approved July 18, and state and federal grants. County Administrator Roman Gastesi refers to the referendum as a "time extension" to make it even more clear to residents. "I'm amazed when people say, How can you think to pass this new tax in this economy?'It's been around for 20 years. It's a good bang for our buck and if we don't extend it, we can't collect it," he said. Gastesi said that for every 50 cents Keys residents pay into the tax, non-residents pay at least another 50 cents. "We get a dollar for every 50 cents we put in," he said. State law prohibits governments from campaigning for a tax, but Gastesi said the county plans to do everything possible to inform the public of its importance. "We actually are going to go to the different groups and talk with them. We prefer invitations and we're getting some already by the chambers [of commerce] and the municipalities to come and explain what this time extension is and how it relates to the community," he said. The commission also agreed to amend wording in the proposed ordinance that would enact the tax extension to include governments'ability to pay down debt.Officials stress residents already are paying itMONROE COUNTYBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Wednesday,July 25,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Root seeks to oust four-term incumbent SmithIf fundraising is any indication, four-term Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board incumbent Steve Smith is in for a fight to keep his District 3 seat on the commission. Longtime Key West resident Timothy Root, 57, has out-earned Smith $15,140 to $3,015 by a significant margin. The two face each other in the Democratic primary Aug. 14. Root has never run for political office, but sat on the city's Historical Architectural Review Commission and is vice chairman of the city's advisory Planning Board. He said he's been securing his Key West base and is spending time traveling up and down the Keys for various events. Root, a contractor, says the main concern voters have voiced to him is a response to service requests. "Everywhere I've gone, people are saying their voices aren't being heard on the mosquito hotline. I'll make it a priority. [The board is] more community service than party politics and we're supposed to be taking care of our constituents," he said. The Mosquito Control budget was a dominant campaign topic in 2010, and is likely to remain so this year (the proposed budget for 2012-13 is $13.7 million). Root said he feels new district Director Michael Doyle is doing a good job cutting losses, but his contractor experience would help the process. The district has implemented a three-year strategic plan aimed at streamlining operations and replenishing rapidly declining cash reserves. "Dr. Doyle I believe is doing a great job of wrangling back in the budget. Where the budget needs help is the maintenance, purchasing and boots in the field; that's what I do," he said. "I think we can run more efficiently and get things done better." Smith, sales manager for the county Tourist Development Council, says he's received positive feedback from voters about Doyle and the direction of the commission of late. "Budget-wise, we've been able through attrition to lop some money off our budget. On the flip side, we have to decide what to do if the city [of Key West] decides not to renew our lease. We have a year and a half, but we have to make a decision," he said, referring to the district's city-owned building on College Road. "Over half of our employees are headquartered out of Key West, so it wouldn't make sense to base us out of the Middle Keys," he said. Smith is seeking a fifth consecutive four-year term and says he's put in hundreds of hours learning the business of mosquito control. He's on the Florida Mosquito Control Association board of directors. "I've worked hard to learn about mosquito control and the things it takes to do our job properly. I'm the only commissioner, with Joan Lord-Papy retiring, that takes the time to attend classes and they're difficult," he said. The winner of the Democratic primary will take on Key West Republican Stephen Hammond in the Nov. 6 general election. Mosquito Control terms are four years.Incumbent: Experience is the keyMOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT 3Timothy RootParty:Democrat.Age:57.Occupation:General contractor.Family:Married with three children.Education:High school.Residence:Key West,in Keys 23 yearsReason for running:"I'm running because I think I can put forth a good effort with my work ethic,and my experience in field supervision,maintenance and construction could make [the district] run more efficiently." Steve SmithParty:Democrat.Age:61.Occupation:Tourist Development Council sales manager.Family:Single.Education:High schoolResidence:Key West,in the Keys 23 years.Reason for running:"I've proudly represented the citizens of the Keys and was instrumental in turning around Mosquito Control and making it a scientific and technical operation that's now one of the best programs in the county.I think we still have a lot of work to do and I have a lot to offer through the education I've gained as their representative over these years." Marathon sets preliminary tax rate above roll backThe Marathon City Council held its opening budget workshop of the summer July 19 and approved a preliminary budget that is 7.2 percent above the rollback tax rate of 2.0512. Rollback is the rate needed to collect the same amount of tax dollars as in the current year. The proposed 2.1989 rate is equal to $2.1989 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The owner of a $300,000 house would pay $659.67. The council will hold several public workshops, special meetings and public hearings through September at which it can propose cuts to lower the rate, which would raise $3.71 million, $197,665 more than the current year's $3.52 million. Overall, the total proposed budget is $10.82 million compared to the current year's $12.9 million. The reduction is due in large part to the city agreeing to pay $3 million to Keys Radio Group owner Joe Nascone to settle a landtaking lawsuit he filed. Nascone headquarters his business on a 9.57-acre commercial lot on Boot Key and sued when the city refused to pay an estimated $10 million to repair the failing bridge leading to the island just off the city. Alarge portion of the settlement is coming from the city's reserves next fiscal year, which will drop roughly $2.2 million from $3.97 million to $1.76 million. Finance Director Peter Rosasco was clear no reserves would be used to fund the operating budget. "We tried to create a balanced budget ... to maintain our fund balance where it's going to be at the beginning of the year. We're not using our savings, but we're not increasing our savings," he said. He began the workshop by explaining that property values are beginning to flatten out across the county. The drop year over year was 2.5 percent in Marathon, from $1.8 billion to $1.76 billion, or $45.11 million. "We've had some stabilization. It's not the 10 or 20 percent we've seen over the last two or three years," Rosasco said. The largest revenue increase in the preliminary budget outside of property taxes is a projected $150,109 increase in halfcent sales tax income, from $1.16 million to $1.31 million. There's also a transfer to the general fund from the vehicle replacement fund of $139,238. The largest decrease in revenue is $105,000, from $775,000 to $670,000, from building permit fees. "Unfortunately, due to the economy those did not occur, but we have indications these projects will be moving forward," Rosasco said, referring mostly to the proposed Faro Blanco Marine Resort redevelopment. The long awaited Spottswood Cos.-owned project was put on hold yet again recently so the Key West group could vie for 25 of the city's pool of up to 200 new hotel units awarded by the state Cabinet in January. The largest decrease in expenditures ($88,335) comes from the Community Services Department, due largely to the removal of the director position held by Susie Thomas, who's left the city. It falls from $313,644 to $225,309. The city fire and EMS budget is slated to drop $71,787 from $2.73 million to $2.66 million, while Parks and Recreation decreases $57,750 from $1.03 million to $976,473. The City Council budget represents the largest increase in expenditures, $76,213 from $469,118 to $545,331. That's due in large part to a $52,000 hike (from $68,000 to $120,000) in the city's portion of the Key West shuttle cost. The city will continue to fund $325,050 worth of services and activities, including the shuttle. Other items are city nonprofit organizations ($90,000), a summer camp ($37,300), Fourth of July fireworks ($24,500), holiday decorations ($22,000), Pigeon Key ferry service ($18,750) and the annual city anniversary celebration ($12,500). The city's next budget workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the fire station at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. The council will review special revenue and enterprise fund budgets.Budget would drop due to lawsuit payoutMARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,JULY 25,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B SWAT IT Plant oils provide some safer alternatives to insecticides,but don't last as long on sweaty skin, 3B HEMINGWAY This year's Papa'Hemingway Look-Alike contest held in Key West produced hijinks and fun in equal measure, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Lionfish expand range in GulfScientists say the population of lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico is exploding and they are worried about how it will affect the ecosystem. The lionfish is named for the mane of elaborate fins around their bodies. They are native to the Pacific Ocean, but not the Gulf or Atlantic. Scientists believe captive lionfish may have escaped from aquariums in south Florida during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Bob Shipp, head of marine sciences at the University of South Alabama, says the fish's population explosion is ominous. Shipp says it's not clear yet whether lionfish will replace native species on reefs or whether the increase will level off. Lionfish have big mouths and they can consume fish nearly as big as they are. With no known natural predators in the Atlantic and a perpetual breeding cycle, lionfish numbers have escalated rapidly. The species can withstand a wide range of temperatures, eats anything that it can fit in its mouth and may live up to 15 years a recipe for disaster at the reef and all of its denizens. Staff from QuiescenceAlabama scientist worries invasives will overwhelmnAssociated Press and The KeynoterFISHERIES Keys waters fill with lobster divers,boatsTime flies when you're having bugs. Yep, it's lobster mini-season again!While being cautious and courteous of your fellow boaters, be mindful of the rules and regulations for lobstering.Word is out that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is really cracking down on dive flag violations this year. Be sure to have a legal size dive flag (20" x 24") flying from the highest point on your boat and visible for 360 degrees. Display your dive flag at all times when you have divers in the water and take it down when they're back in the boat. At the same time, when you see a boat anchored but no dive flag, it's safe to assume there are folks in the water and the boat owner forgot to display the flag. Keeper size lobster must have at least a 3-inch carapace (the distance from the point behind the eyes to the end of the torso where the tail section begins). Six legal-size lobster per person/per day, today and tomorrow. That's it.For those fishing in the next few days, here's what you can expect.For offshore action, most Captains are heading to the humps for the blackfin tuna bite, while looking for dolphin on the way out and back. Trolling small Billy baits way back is turning the tuna on. We continue our summer pattern of snapper and grouper fishing. The 60to 80-foot depths and deeper will provide the best action on the reef, especially for grouper, as they are seeking cooler, more comfortable climes.Fishing for all variety of snapper on the reef and patches is most productive in the early morning, late evening or at dark of night. Predominant during the day are yellowtails, while at night the mangroves reign supreme.The wrecks are loaded with mutton snapper, amberjack and jack crevalle. Mangrove snapper fishing in the bay is a great option on a windy day. Once you've caught dinner, try your hand at catch-and-release shark fishing in the sandy shallows. Week's bestCapt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hook's Marina in Marathon, fished three groups from Florida and one from Illinois with good catches of yellowtail and mangrove snapper on the reef. Offshore, Danny, Joe and their four kids, from Texas, were rewarded with a great catch of blackfin tuna, dolphin and a tripletail. The Welch family, from Pompano Beach, had a fun day offshore aboard the Pip's 36 with Capt. Howard Kelley and mate Neil Apley, out of Captain Pip's Marina and Hideaway. In spite of some spotty weather, they brought back enough nice dolphin for several tasty dinners. Capt. Jeff Shelar, of Catch-Em-All Charters out of Captain Pip's, reports 8to 20-pound dolphin 17 to 24 miles offshore of Marathon. In Hawk Channel and on the patch reefs, there's plenty of snapper action and, in the Gulf, sharks, some permit and undersized cobia. My deckhand, Jason Bell, and I continued our summer pattern of hosting families aboard SeaSquared Charters. Last week we had groups from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana and Iowa. We fished offshore for dolphin, the reef for yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snapper and Florida bay for mangroves and catch-and-release shark fishing. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moe's Custom Charters out of the dock at Turtle Kraals in Key West, reports good tarpon action in Key West Harbor, big bull sharks on the flats and mangrove snappers on the reef.Casting ContestCapt. Spider's Casting for Charity is taking this week off, but returns August 2 at the 7 Mile Marina/Salty's Waterfront Grill in Marathon. The contest runs from 6 to 8 pm, and will benefit Pigeon Key.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 305.743.5305, SeaSquared @bellsouth.net and www.Sea Squared-Charters.com.Head offshore for some blackfin tuna actionFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Family fishing trip offshore with Capt.T.J.Yzenas aboard Island Lure Charters gave four Texas visitors a chance to bring home blackfin tuna,dolphin and tripletail.Chris Johnson Captain'sColumn See Lionfish,5B Texan wins 23rd annual Gator DerbyTexas angler Max Hardin caught a 38.4pound dolphin, the largest fish boated at the 23rd annual Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby that ended July 15. His catch also helped power the team on the Dream Catcher to first place in the tournament's boat division. Dream Catcher teammates scored the largest aggregate weight of two dolphin, at 46.3 pounds one fish caught and recorded on each of two fishing days in accordance with tournament rules. As well as Hardin, the team consisted of Orlando's Bobby Adisano and Capt. Rob Harris of Key West. Christopher Bradley of Cudjoe Key caught a 30.8pound dolphin to win the men's division. He fished on the private boat Fin Reaper Second place in the men's division went to James Ong of Key West for his 20.6-pound dolphin caught while fishing on the private boat Lightly Also fishing on the Lightly was John Searcy, 7, of Key West, who won the junior division with a 28.5-pound dolphin. Lightly took second place in the team division with an aggregate weight of 42.7 pounds of dolphin. Other team members were Jeff and Jennifer Searcy of Key West and Kelly Gander of Jacksonville. Women's division honors went to Michelle Baumgarten of Key West, who caught a 22-pound dolphin. She fished on the Cowboy with her husband Mark Baumgarten. Dale Bittner of Key West was named the event's top charter boat captain. The tournament drew 142 participants fishing on 33 boats. Proceeds from the Gator Club Dolphin Derby benefit Gator Club scholarship funds for local students attending the University of Florida. Dream Catcher' crew victorious in dolphin eventKEY WEST FISHINGPhoto by KAREN McKEONThe start of the Hemingway 5K race Saturday as runners hit the first turn at the Southernmost Point.The race was part of the Hemingway Days festivities held over the weekend in conjunction with a Papa'Hemingway Look-Alike contest,a running of the bulls and a literary competition.The famed author spent much of the 1930s living and working in Key West.AND THEY'RE OFF Max Hardin caught a 38.4-pound dolphin to take first place in the dolphin derby.
Awhite-bearded, 64-yearold North Carolina investment banker won Key West's Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest, a highlight of the annual Hemingway Days celebration that ended Sunday.Greg Fawcett beat 139 other "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike contestants late Saturday night on the 113th anniversary of the late author's birth. "Thank you, Ernest!" Fawcett shouted as his name was announced at Sloppy Joe's Bar, where Hemingway often drank with friends. Competitors in sportsman's attire paraded before a judging panel of former winners during two preliminary rounds and the finals, trying to prove their resemblance to the famed author who resided in Key West throughout the 1930s. Fawcett, who won on his tenth attempt, credited his victory to establishing camaraderie with the judges, timing his haircuts carefully and paying attention to the length of his beard. In addition to his appearance, he said he shares several traits with Nobel prize-winning writer. "I'm an avid hunter; I fish every day," said Fawcett. "Unfortunately I'm not a very good writer but I can drink, so three out of four is pretty good."Semi-finalists included Michael Groover of Savannah, Ga., who was cheered by his wife, Food Network personality Paula Deen.Deen praised her husband's Hemingway looks but said he had other equally important qualities in common with the author."He's all man, he's truthful and honest and (has) really got the spirit," Deen said. "Yeah, I'm married to a Papa."Hemingway penned many of his best-known works while living in the island city, including the Key Westbased "To Have and Have Not," his only novel with an American setting. Hemingway Days ended Sunday after events including a marlin tournament, "Running of the Bulls" spoof and short story competition directed by the famous author's granddaughter, Lorian Hemingway, also an author. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,July 25,2012 Hearing TestCALLFOR APPT. IN-HOME SERVICENathan Trigoboff (H.A.S., Doctor of Education)C.I.CNearly invisible 100% Digital$79500THE OPTICAL SHOPPEDR. BOILINI'S OFFICE743-8316451-14812375 O/S Hwy., Marathon KeyKey Largowww.hearingaidman.com OPEN FITS $995.00 THE HEARING AID MAN LivingTen years to win Papa Look-AlikeNorth Carolina man tops with previous winnersAssociated PressKEY WESTFood Network personality Paula Deen,left,tugs at her husband Michael Groover's beard outside Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West on Friday. Groover was a finalist at Saturday night's Hemingway Look-Alike contest final judging. The winner:Greg Fawcett,64,a retired investment banker.AP/Florida News ServiceAFlorida attorney who was denied a motion to recess a federal murder trial in order to compete in an Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition in Key West has realized his desire, despite the judge's ruling. Frank Louderback, of St. Petersburg, competed in Friday's second preliminary round of the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest because his client pleaded guilty July 9, the day the trial began. Louderback is among 139 stocky bearded men who competed. The event was staged at Sloppy Joe's Bar, frequented by Hemingway throughout the 1930s. Louderback made it to the finals, but did not win. Allowed to compete as Look-AlikeAssociated PressSt. Pete attorney gets his wish LIVING BRIEFSSlots available for Coral CampFuture ocean stewards ages 6 to 12 can explore and learn about our marine environment through educational activities during Coral Camp at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Activities include science and art projects, daily field trips, three days of snorkeling and more. Slots are available July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 13-17). Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $215 per week or $185 for two or more weeks. To register, call Reef Relief at 294-3100 or send an e-mail to reefrelief@ gmail.com. SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Hemingway Look-Alike Society Scholarship Chair Fred Johnson (far left) presents FKCC students with scholarships as part of the kick-off festivities during the Papa'Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.The society began the scholarship program 13 years ago to encourage education and literary talent.Standing (L to R):Fred Johnson,Christina Boza,Tom Grizzard,Tami Vandrie,Marzena Slusher, Matthew Moore,Anthony Brown,and Dave Douglas. Kneeling (L to R):Jean Luis Fleitas,Lolade Agboola,Jessica Phelps,and Rachele Angelotti. Andy Newman/FLORIDA NEWS SERVICECheers go up as observers watch the judging in the Papa'Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's.Earlier in the day,the running of the bulls event includes some hijinks as previous winners mingle with the newcomers hoping to win the judges favor.The final votes are tallied among previous year's winners.
Wednesday,July 25,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com 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 ISLAND VILLA GENERALCONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATIONWe can build ANYTHING ... COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 81681 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, Florida305.664.8900John EsslingerState Certified General Contractor www.islandvillageneralcontractor.com ALL CHARGED UP Louis Katchis,a biomedical engineer at Mariners Hospital,charges up his car at the hospital parking lot's newly installed electric vehicle charger.A sign designates the space for electric vehicles only.The charger is free to usefor employees,patients and hospital visitors.Plant oils are alternative to DEETinsecticidesDearEarthTalk: I can't seem to find any natural bug repellents that really work so I end up using the harsh, chemical varieties. Are there any really effective bug repellants that aren't chemically based, or other strategies we can use to keep bugs at bay? -Melissa Armantine, New Paltz, NY Answer: While the industry standard insect repellents rely on the insecticide DEET(N,N-Diethylmeta-toluamide) to keep bugs at bay, many environmental and public health advocates worry that regular long-term exposure to even small amounts of the chemical can negatively affect the human nervous system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that, in studies, DEEThas been shown to be "of low acute toxicity," although it can irritate the eyes, mouth and skin. The EPAconcluded after a comprehensive 1998 assessment that DEETdoes not present a health risk as long as consumers follow label directions and take proper precautions. And since nothing works quite as well as DEETin deterring diseasecarrying ticks and mosquitoes, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is relatively bullish on its use in order to reduce incidences of Lyme disease, encephalitis and other insect-borne diseases. Regardless, many consumers would prefer natural alternatives, and there are several companies already selling DEET-free insect repellents, many of which use essential oils as their active ingredients. WebMD reports that soybased repellent formulas (such as Bite Blocker for Kids) are the most effective substitutes for DEET, usually lasting for 90 minutes, which is longer than some low-concentration DEET formulas. Some other leading alternative repellents include All Terrain's Herbal Armor, Quantum Health's Buzz Away Extreme, Lakon Herbals Bygone Bugz, and California Baby's Natural Bug Blend Repellent. WebMD adds that, despite popular opinion, products containing citronella are not the best nonchemical choice, as their effectiveness typically wanes within an hour. Likewise, peppermint oil and some other plant-based oils are also effective as insect repellents. Even venerable Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil, long thought to deter pests as well as DEET, only keeps mosquitoes away for up to a half hour. Beyond repellents, there are many other ways to keep pests away. For one, avoid floral fragrances from perfume, deodorant or other sources that can attract mosquitoes and other bugs. The EarthEasy website recommends eliminating standing water around your home to keep mosquito breeding at bay. Bird baths, wading pools and pet water bowls should be changed at least twice a week; also make sure your gutters are draining properly. Also, since mosquitoes are attracted by carbon dioxide released from campfires and barbeque grills, EarthEasy recommends throwing sage or rosemary on the coals to repel mosquitoes. If all else fails and DEET is your only option, use it sparingly. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using repellents with no more than a 30 percent concentration of DEET for kids over two-months old (and no repellent for younger babies). Keep in mind that formulas with lower concentrations of DEETmay work just as well as others but not for as long. A10 percent DEETconcentration, for instance, should work for up to two hours outside. Applying DEET-based bug spray to your clothing instead of skin can help minimize any negative effects of exposure. Also, kids and grown-ups alike should wash off any DEETbased repellents when they are "out of the woods" so to speak.Bite Blocker one option for childrenGREEN LIVING Avoid floral fragrances that can attract insects,including mosquitoes. 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.Seniors driving class scheduledThe Upper Keys AARP is conducting another driver refresher course for those 50 and older. It's for those who want to enhance their driving skills taking into account the effects of aging. It's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28 at Mariners Hospital, mile marker 91. There is no test and membership in AARPis not necessary. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers, $14 for others. To find out more, call Mary Lou at 852-1620.Health center hosting workshopThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center in partnership with the Health Foundation of South Florida is sponsoring a sixweek workshop promoting health and wellness selfmanagement. Avariety of subjects will be covered, such as healthy eating, physical activity, relaxation, pain and stress management, medication and more. The program is specifically designed for care takers of or people who have conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, arthritis, asthma or any other condition that impacts your health. The workshop runs Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Aug. 10 to Sept. 11 at the Health Education Center in Marathon. Call 743-7111, Ext. 208 to register. There's a $20 deposit for materials, refunded upon completion of the workshop. CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,July 25,2012 ACROSS 1Inter ___:among other things 5Disfigure 9Illumination unit 13Habitat 18Resounded 19Arm bone 20Lasso 21Allowed for container 22"October turned ___":Thos.Aldrich 26TNT relative 27Dry material 28Elec.unit 29Former Mideast org. 31Appointments 32Praise 34Subcontinent 36One,in Perth 37Broadcast mode 40Swimsuit style 42Reversal 43Belief systems 47Choice of birthstones for Libras 52Gaelic 56Dependent upon 57Bog 58Normal levels 59Foolish action 61Expiate 63Foremost position 64Nautical dir. 65Greek letter 66Part of a life jacket? 67Apex 68Macaque 71Inflexible shoes 73Colonist of a sort 74Friend from Finistre 75Rooks or castles 76Type of chart 78Gram.case 79Reprove 81Scamp 83Lean-to 84Federal standards agcy. 86Collections 87Chorus member 88FDR's Mrs. 92One-performer play 94Roman coins 95Immigrant status 98Mark of the wellread? 101Footlike part 104Ex ___:one-sided 105Magician's manual 109Active cause 111Egg:Comb.form 112French pronoun 114Relative 115British novelist Laurence ___ 116Columbus title 120Infectious 121The facts,for short 122Attraction 123Peregrinate 124County of SE England 125Surprised exclamation 126Alt.transport 127Objectives DOWN 1Naval force 2Nonprofessional 3Resident 4Marble player's treasure 5Hebrides island 6Pub serving 7Insect stage 8Evil intent 9Madrid museum 10Mean dwelling 11Lincoln Center production 12Teas,in Toledo 13Particle 14Highland skirler 15Mountain:Comb. form 16Fool 17Of Nordic literature 23Marsupial 24Make unintelligible 25Ancient Greek headband 30"Norma ___":Field film 33Villages 35Asian immigrant's child 38Mine car 39Brighten 41Uncle Sam suggestion 42Disney Sci-fi film 44Too bad! 45Vulgar 46Corrida figure 47Spiny New Zealand reptile 48Best 49Perfect world seeker 50Namesakes of a Gershwin 51Water lily 53Salad ingredient 54Eyebrow raiser 55Part of a physical exam 60Storage unit 62Columnist Bombeck 65Urban driver's nemesis 69Actress Bonham Carter 70City in Tuscany 72Lower part:Comb. form 77Ancient kingdom near the Dead Sea 80"To ___ and to Hold" 82Heavenly body 83Passover feast 85Kazakh's location 89Actor Robert 90Pungent root 91Corrigenda 93Former 95GI's address,in part 96Washing out 97Eye parts 99Bay windows 100Producing:Suffix 101Individual 102Set of nine 103Boils 106Image:Comb.form 107Soprano Anna 108Lacking 110Classification 113Africa antelope 115Bishoprics 117Sra.counterpart 118Sass 119TV accessory Observer crossword puzzle "Biographic"Solution in the July 28 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the July 21 puzzle. New group offers workshops forarea non-profitsWhen Betsy Keteltas moved to Tavernier almost two years ago from Ft. Lauderdale, she quickly became involved in the local nonprofit community. With her 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she served as a consultant for the Domestic Abuse Shelter, Habitat for Humanity and Conch Scramble. Soon she was fielding phone calls from other organizations with questions about grant writing."As I talked with them, it became clear that there were areas of learning that would better prepare them to apply for grants," she said. "There were some stepping stones that needed to happen before they could even begin writing." However, she realized that there were limited professional education and development opportunities in the Upper Keys."In other parts of Florida, you can easily attend a workshop or a networking session, but here, most of us have to go to Miami or Key West," she said. "Both for my own and other's educational needs, we decided to create our own learning opportunities."Last December, 14 representatives from local nonprofit organizations met at Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle to brainstorm about the topics they'd like to learn more about and would assist in carrying out their missions. Keteltas founded Nonprofit U of the Florida Keys, which offers monthly workshops and seminars to those interested in or involved with nonprofit organizations. "We had 25 different topics from our brainstorming session, and from there, I created a curriculum. I started inviting presenters with years of experience and successes in those areas." The first workshop took place in January, and they meet on the second Thursday of every month for a threehour crash course in their chosen topics. Nonprofit U just wrapped its first successful semester in June, covering strategic planning, fundraising essentials, grant writing and nonprofit financial literacy. Attendees have included representatives from established nonprofit organizations like the Florida Keys Children's Shelter, the Domestic Abuse Shelter and Hospice/VNAof the Florida Keys. "The first semester was about building blocks like measurement and evaluation," Keteltas said. "People would attend one workshop or all six. The next semester is focused more on marketing and special events getting the word out there." Janey Wawerna, chief development officer of the Florida Keys Children's Shelter, attended the initial focus group and most of the seminars. She said she especially enjoyed the encouragement by other professionals in the nonprofit sector. "They truly understand the work you do and have figured out the techniques to do it even better," she said. "You always need a refresher on the most effective techniques that will accomplish your goals. That way you can hit the ground running every day and work smarter not harder." Nonprofit U kicks off its second semester on Thursday, July 12 with the Building a Signature Event seminar from 9 a.m. to noon in the Quarterdeck Room at the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle (mile marker 84). Meri-Margaret Deoudes, vice president of Strategic Alliances and Special Events for the National Wildlife Federation in Reston, Va., will be the presenter for the event. Participants will identify the mission of their organization's signature event and create a timeline, checklist and budget. They will also learn the role of an event chairperson and special event committee and identify event funding streams. "I'm really excited to have Meri-Margaret," Keteltas said. "She is someone who taught me in my early years about signature events, and she has worked with many corporate sponsors at the $500,000 and $1 million level." Stephanie Clark, vice president of Marrvelous Pet Rescues, said she was looking forward to learning new ways to improve her group's two major events Spayghetti and No Balls Holiday Gala and Woofstock. "I intend on signing up for classes for the remainder of the year," Clark said. "We all work so hard for the money we raise. Most of the time it is hot, physical, time consuming work, so we are always looking to improve our system, our events and our outcome." The rest of the semester includes workshops on Nonprofit Marketing Essentials, Corporate Relationships and Sponsorships, Nonprofit Workforce and Volunteer Management Essentials, Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities and a Technology and Resource Fair in November. The fee for each workshop is $50 a person or six workshops for $250. Those interested may register at gogiveco.com. For more information contact Betsy Keteltas at (305) 923-8097 or email@example.com.Networking draws players to share ideasBy Claudia MillerKeynoter ContributorUPPER KEYSMany of your health-care needs may soon be handled by a "doctor" who has actually been trained as a nurse.Advanced registered nurse practitioners are increasingly performing duties once reserved for physicians, including diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medicine. It's a trend that's likely to continue as states grapple with escalating health care costs and a shortage of primary care physicians.And they'll be better trained, because of higher standards for nursing school accreditation that could go into effect as soon as 2015. Around the country, schools have been adding "doctor of nursing practice" programs, which they expect will soon become the standard degree for practitioners. Nurse practitioners, who are registered nurses with a specialized master's degree, used to be found mostly in rural areas where physicians were scarce or in public health settings where most patients were poor. But in recent years, private physicians have increasingly been hiring them to help manage their patient load.Patient care isn't suffering, according to several national studies, which have credited nurse practitioners for spending more time with patients and properly treating most routine medical conditions."Nurses often tend to have a holistic approach. They try to get to know all aspects of the patient, not just the medical condition," said Susan Folden, a retired nursing professor of nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.There are nearly 18,000 nurse practitioners in Florida, twice as many as a decade ago. They can handle more than 90 percent of a patient's primary health care needs at a lower cost, so it makes sense they're becoming more prevalent, said Sheldon Fields, an assistant dean at Florida International University's College of Nursing in Miami."If you have a common cold, you don't need to see a physician for that," Fields said. "If you need a routine check for high blood pressure or diabetes or if a child needs a physical for camp, a nurse practitioner is well trained."They often perform a similar role as physician assistants, although the training and approach are different. Physician assistants receive specific medical training to diagnose conditions and serve the needs of a physician, while nurse practitioners are trained foremost as nurses and tend to focus more on preventative and maintenance care, experts say.Nursing educators say patient care will further improve as nurse practitioners receive doctoral level training. They say practitioners will learn more about clinical research, health policy initiatives and technology, giving them new tools to solve problems.The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, which sets the standards for nursing schools, wants all nurse practitioner students to graduate with a doctor of nursing practice degree by 2015, although that could be delayed to 2020, experts say.Nursing schools around Florida have started adding doctoral programs in recent years, the latest being FIU, which opened its program in January.Nurse practitioners tackling more tasksColleges adding new programs for trainingMcClatchy-TribuneTO YOUR HEALTH
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Call Laura at 743-5551 SAFETY FIRSTThirteen police officers completed a 40-hour public safety bike instructor course held in Key West.Despite the rain and slick conditions,all completed classes which included curb hopping,quick turns,power slides,traffic stops even whats called the limbo (ducking under low-hanging obstacles like the plastic pipe barrier in this photo).The graduates came from the Monroe County Sheriffs Office,City of Key West Police,two officers from Alexandria,La.,a federal officer from Michigan and a sergeant from Mirarar, Fl.police department.Graduates of the 40-hour program can now instruct other officers and departments in police bicycle Study: Dogs, cats help babieshealthOUR PETSFido the dog and Ginger the cat need not worry about being replaced by a new baby in fact, they could be helping parents raise healthier children. Anew study finds that children who lived with dogs or cats during their first year of life got sick less frequently than kids from pet-free zones. The study, published in the July 9 edition of the journal Pediatrics, provides fresh evidence for the counterintuitive notion that an overly clean environment may not be ideal for babies. Sharing a home with a pet may be an early form of cross-training for the bodys defense systems. Previous research has shown that owning a cat or dog was associated with less risk of gastroenteritis in young children. Studies also suggest that the dirt and microbes brought indoors by pets could bolster the communities of helpful bacteria, yeast and other microscopic creatures that live in a developing childs body. For instance, a paper presented last month at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology showed that mice fed dust from homes with dogs were less likely than other mice to contract respiratory syncytial virus, which is thought to play a role in the development of childhood asthma. In addition, the composition of microbes in their guts was significantly different from that of mice that were not exposed to doggy dust. For the new study, European researchers tracked the health of 397 Finnish children born between September 2002 and May 2005. When the infants were 9 weeks old, parents began keeping weekly diaries to document a number of indicators of their childrens health, including runny noses, coughs and ear infections. Parents also noted when their babies were given antibiotics. When the children celebrated their first birthdays, the parents were asked to complete a questionnaire. Overall, the researchers found that cats and dogs were linked to a reduced incidence of various types of illness. The effect was stronger for dogs than for cats: Babies who lived with dogs were 31 percent more likely to be in good health than their counterparts who didnt, and babies with cats had a 6 percent advantage over those without feline family members. The children with pet dogs were 44 percent less likely to develop ear infections and 29 percent less likely to have used antibiotics during their first year, the report said.Limited contactHeres where the plot thickened: Although living with a cat or dog was correlated with good health, the benefit was biggest when those pets werent around the house very much. In cat-owning households, babies whose cats were indoors more than 16 hours a day were healthy 70.8 percent of the time. But in homes where the cat was inside for less than six hours a day, babies were healthy 78.2 percent of the time. For the sake of comparison, young children who lived in cat-free zones were healthy 66.1 percent of the time. Asimilar pattern held for dogs: Kids with homebody canines were healthy 72.2 percent of the time, and that figure rose to 75.7 percent for children whose dogs spent fewer than six hours indoors each day. In dogless households, babies were healthy 64.8 percent of the time. The researchers offered a possible explanation for the puzzling pattern: Pets that spent more time outdoors brought more dirt into their homes, giving babies more opportunities to encounter it. That exposure could have caused their immune systems to mature faster than they would have otherwise, they wrote. Until now, studies on the ways pets influence human health have largely focused on allergies, not illness, said Dr. Danelle Fisher, vice chair of pediatrics at St. Johns Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., who wasnt involved in the study. Its more support in a growing body of evidence that exposure to pets early in life can stimulate the immune system to do a better job of fighting off infection, Fisher said. The new findings could help assuage parents-to-be who worry about the health consequences of exposing their infant to a pet. What I always tell them is this: Its actually very helpful to have a cat or dog around because we tend to see less allergies, Fisher said. And now I can tell them weve even seen less chance of upper respiratory infection in the first year of life.They bolster immune system in childrenMcClatchy-TribuneDiving brought in a 14inch lionfish from The Elbow [reef] this morning, REEF General Manager Martha Klitzkle said Thursday, hefting the carcass from the centers lionfish-storage freezer. You may not see as many lionfish out there because divers have been doing a pretty good job, Klitzkle said, but they definitely are still out there. As the height of the summer dive season nears, lionfish-specific hunting gear has been a hot item at the Divers Direct store in Key Largo, said staffer Ron Spodnik, a divemaster. People are sick and tired of seeing lionfish in our water, Spodnik said. If we dont do anything to strip them off the reef, all youre going to see is lionfish. Atypical lionfish pole spear, such as those made by APlus Marine Supply, have a shorter length of less than a yard, which makes it easier to wield in tight quarters (lionfish often can be found lurking beneath coral ledges). Athree-prong shocker metal tip tends to immobilize the lionfish and prevents the prickly fish from sliding down the shaft toward the diver. Ideal lionfish gloves are puncture-resistant, made to hospital standards that guard against needle punctures. The gloves may cost up to $50 a pair but lionfish spines can penetrate lesser gloves, REEF notes. Likewise, catch bags designed to hold lionfish have easy access and solid sides to guard against protruding spines. Mesh bags are not a good idea for lionfish, Klitzkle said. For topside wear, diveapparel firms now create Tshirts intended to raise awareness of the lionfish menace. Were fighting an uphill battle against lionfish but it needs to be done, said Jeff Charnogorsky of Dive Dawg Apparel.Pole spears popularFrom Lionfish,1B Finnish study found cats as well as dogs linked to better health for babies. Poisonous spines and voracious appetites make Pacific fish a toxic invader.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,July 25,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 A A A A A A A A A d / 0014000 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE A UCTIONFORTOWINGAND STORAGELIENIN A CCORDANCETOFLORIDA STATUESECTION713.78TO BEHELD ON8/10/2012AT 9:00A.M.BYADVANCED MARINETOWING RECOVERY&SALVAGE INC.,55TRANSYLVANIA AVE,KEYLARGO,FL33037 FORTHEFOLLOWING VESSEL:HULLID: A SM1113904575 MAKE:SUNCO PublishedJuly25,2012 FloridaKeyKeynoter A d / 0015400 NoticeofPublicAuction PursuantF.S.328.17,United A mericanLien&Recoveryas agentw/powerofattorneywill sellthefollowingvessel(s)to thehighestbidder.Inspect1 weekprior marina;cashor cashiercheck;18%buyer prem;allauctionsareheldw/ reserve;anypersons interestedph954-563-1999 SaleDateAugust17,2012 10:00am3411NW9thAve / 707FtLauderdale,FL33309 V119002006ANG1 FL6902NBhullid / : A NGL0046L506outboardhire gasfiberglassL20ftr/o WatermarkMarinaof Islamoradalienor:Islamorada MarinaAssetHoldings80461 OverseasHwy,Islamorada V119012006ANG1 FL6906NBhullid / : A NGR0140L506outboardhire gasfiberglassL22ftr/o WatermarkMarinaof Islamoradalienor:Islamorada MarinaAssetHoldings80461 OverseasHwy,Islamorada LicensedAuctioneers FLAB422FLAU765&1911 PublishedJuly25, A ugust1,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 0044300 NOTICEOFPUBLICSALE: KEYWESTTOWING gives NoticeofForeclosureofLien andintenttosellthesevehicles on 08/06/20129:00:00AMat 64105THSTREET,KeyWest, FL33040 pursuantto subsection713.78ofthe FloridaStatutes.KEYWEST TOWINGreservestherightto acceptorrejectanyand/orall bids.Allsalesarefinal. 1FTPW12546FA13397 2006Ford 1G4GM11Y3HP410738 1987BUICK PublishedJuly25,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 0014800 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOF THESIXTEENTHJUDICIAL CIRCUITINANDFOR MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.:CAK082029 THEBANKOFNEWYORK MELLONFKATHEBANKOF NEWYORKASTRUSTEE FORTHE CERTIFICATEHOLDERSOF CWALT2004-06CB, Plaintiff, v. CAROLCROITORU;RIVKA CROITORU;ANYANDALL UNKNOWNPARTIES CLAIMINGBY,THROUGH, UNDER,ANDAGAINSTTHE HEREINNAMEDINDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)WHOARE NOTKNOWNTOBEDEAD ORALIVE,WHETHERSAID UNKNOWNPARTIESMAY CLAIMANINTERESTAS SPOUSES,HEIRS, DEVISEES,GRANTEES,OR OTHERCLAIMANTS;JOHN DOEANDJANEDOEAS UNKNOWNTENANTSIN POSSESSION Defendant(s). NOTICEOFSALE NOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN pursuanttoanOrderto RescheduleForeclosureSale filedMay10,2012,enteredin CivilCaseNo.CAK082029of theCircuitCourtofthe SixteenthJudicialCircuitinand forMonroeCounty,Florida, whereintheClerkoftheCircuit Courtwillselltothehighest bidderforcashon7dayof A ugust,2012,at11:00a.m.at thefrontdooroftheMonroe CountyCourthouse,Lester Building,530Whitehead Street,KeyWest,Florida 33040,relativetothefollowing describedpropertyassetforth intheFinalJudgment,towit: A A UNIT49,BLOCK9,KEY WESTESTATE,MORE PARTICULARLYDESCRIBED A SFOLLOWS:APARCELOF LANDINBLOCK9, A CCORDINGTOTHEKEY WESTFOUNDATIONCOS PLATNO.1,ASRECORDED INPLATBOOK1PAGE155 OFTHEPUBLICRECORDS OFMONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA,SAIDPARCEL BEINGDESCRIBEDAS FOLLOWS: COMMENCEATTHE NORTHWESTCORNEROF LOT12OFTHESAIDBLOCK 9ANDRUNTHENCEEAST A NDPARALLELWITHTHE SOUTHBOUNDARYOFTHE SAIDBLOCK9FORA DISTANCEOF375.00FEET; THENCESOUTHAND PARALLELWITHEAST BOUNDARYOFTHESAID BLOCK9FORADISTANCE OF65FEETTOTHEPOINT OFBEGINNING;THENCE CONTINUESOUTHAND PARALLELWITHTHEEAST BOUNDARYOFTHESAID BLOCK9FORADISTANCE OF55FEETTOTHESOUTH BOUNDARYOFTHESAID BLOCK9;THENCEWEST A LONGTHESOUTH BOUNDARYOFTHESAID BLOCK9FORADISTANCE OF37.50FEET;THENCE NORTHANDPARALLEL WITHTHEEASTBOUNDARY OFTHESAIDBLOCK9FORA DISTANCEOF55FEET; THENCEEASTAND PARALLELWITHTHE SOUTHBOUNDARYOFTHE SAIDBLOCK9FORA DISTANCEOF37.50FEET BACKTOTHEPOINTOF BEGINNING A nypersonclaiminganinterest inthesurplusfromthesale,if any,otherthantheproperty ownerasofthedateoftheLis Pendensmustfileaclaim within60daysafterthesale. Ifyouareapersonwitha disabilitywhoneedsany accommodationinorderto participateinthis proceeding,youareentitled, atnocosttoyou,tothe provisionofcertain assistance.Pleasecontact: CherylAlfonso302Fleming StreetKeyWest,FL33040 Phone:(305)292-3423 atleast7daysbeforeyour scheduledcourt appearance,orimmediately uponreceivingthis notificationifthetimebefore thescheduledappearanceis lessthan7days;ifyouare hearingorvoiceimpaired, call711. DATEDATKEYWEST, FLORIDATHIS14DAYOF MAY,2012. DANNYL.KOLHAGE CLERKOFTHECIRCUIT COURT MONROECOUNTY, FLORIDA ShontaMcLeod PublishedJuly25, A ugust1,2012 FloridaKeysKeynoter A d / 0051100 STATEOFFLORIDA DEPARTMENTOF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICEOFINTENT TOISSUEPERMIT TheDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtection herebyprovidesNoticeof intenttoissuepermithasbeen preparedfortheproposed projectasdetailedinthe applicationspecifiedherein,for thereasonscontainedbelow; theapplicant,Mr.RichardC. Beal,OwneroftheCayaPlace appliedonJune28,2012tothe DepartmentofEnvironmental Protectionforapermitto constructone,(1),ClassV, Group3,DomesticWastewater InjectionWell,system.The projectislocatedat30663 OverseasHighway,BigPine Key,MonroeCounty,FL.(DEP FileNo312618-001-UC/5W). Thepurposeofthefacilityisto injectbestavailabletechnology treatednon-hazardous domesticwastewaterfrom CayaPlacetotheproposed injectionwell.Injectionwillbe intotheKeyLargoorMiami LimestoneFormations anticipatedtooccurat,or immediately,belowland surfacewithintheareaof proposedwellconstruction. TheDepartmenthaspermitting j urisdictionunderChapter403 oftheFloridaStatutes,and Chapters62-4,62-620,62-520, 62-522,62-528,62-550, 62-600,62-601,62-610and 62-660oftheFlorida A dministrativeCode.The projectisnotexemptfrom permittingprocedures.The Departmenthasdetermined thataconstructionpermitis requiredfortheproposedwork. TheDepartmentwillissuethe permitunlessatimelypetition foranadministrativehearingis filedunderSections120.569 and120.57,F.S.Mediationis notavailableforthis proceeding. A personwhosesubstantial interestsareaffectedbythe A A Departmentsproposed permittingdecisionmay petitionforanadministrative proceeding(hearing)in accordancewithSections 120.569and120.57,Florida Statutes.Thepetitionmust containtheinformationsetforth belowandmustbefiled (received)intheOfficeof GeneralCounselofthe Departmentat3900 CommonwealthBoulevard, MailStation35,Tallahassee, Florida32399-3000,within14 daysofpublicationofthis notice.Petitionershallmaila copyofthepetitiontothe applicantattheaddress indicatedaboveatthetimeof filing.Failuretofileapetition withinthistimeperiodshall constituteawaiverofanyright suchpersonmayhaveto requestanadministrative determination(hearing)under Sections120.569and120.57, FloridaStatutes,ortointervene inthisproceedingand participateasapartytoit.Any subsequentinterventionwillbe onlyatthediscretionofthe presidingofficeruponthefiling ofamotionincompliancewith rule28-5.207,F.A.C. ThePetitionshallcontainthe followinginformation;(a)The name,address,andtelephone numberofeachpetitioner,the applicantsnameandaddress, theDepartmentPermitFile Numberandthecountyin whichtheprojectisproposed; (b)Astatementofhowand wheneachpetitionerreceived noticeoftheDepartments actionorproposedaction;(c)A statementofhoweach petitionerssubstantial interestsareaffectedbythe Departmentsactionor proposedaction;(d)A statementofthematerialfacts disputedbyPetitioner,ifany; (e)Astatementoffactswhich petitionercontendswarrant reversalormodificationofthe Departmentsactionor proposedaction;(f)A statementofwhichrulesor statutespetitionercontends requirereversalormodification oftheDepartmentsactionor proposedaction;and(g)A statementofthereliefsought bypetitioner,statingprecisely theactionpetitionerwantsthe Departmenttotakewith respecttotheDepartments actionorproposedaction. Ifapetitionisfiled,the administrativehearingprocess isdesignedtoformulate agencyaction.Accordingly,the Departmentsfinalactionmay bedifferentfromtheposition takenbyitinthisNotice. Personswhosesubstantial interestswillbeaffectedbyany decisionoftheDepartmentwith regardtotheapplicationhave therighttopetitiontobecomea partytotheproceeding,in accordancewiththe requirementssetforthabove. Theapplication,noticeof permit,andfactsheetare availableforpublicinspection duringnormalbusinesshours, 8:00a.m.to5:00p.m.,Monday throughFriday,exceptlegal holidays,attheDepartmentof EnvironmentalProtection, SouthDistrictOffice,locatedat 2295VictoriaAve.,Suite364, FortMyers,Florida33901.Any additionalinformation concerningthisprojectmaybe obtainedbycontactingDavid Rhodes,P.G.at(239) 344-5687. PublishedJuly25,2012 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, 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: A A 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). A A 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 A A 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 KEYSNET.COM
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