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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .8B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .3B Obituaries . . . . .2A Editorials . . . ..6A,7A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 28,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.60 25 CENTS L'AttitudesBig time rivals meet in the Battle of the Bars, Aug.5,raising money for charity. Story, 6B Ho m e of the Fam ous Lo bster R ueben NAME THE BAR PARTY! Come join us at Keys Fisheries as we re-name the bar! Own the bragging rights for a year if your suggestion is picked!S A T U R D A Y A U G U S T 4 a t 5 :3 0 P MP r o c e e d s f r o m s u g g e s t i o n s s u p p o r t G r a c e J o n e s C h a r i t y Keys Fisheries RestaurantE n d o f 3 5 t h S t r e e t B a y s i d eM M 4 9 ( 3 0 5 ) 7 4 3 4 3 5 3 L I V E M U S I CWith Jessica Lillie1 / 2 P r ic e B e e r & W e l l D r in k sF R E E A P P E T I Z E R S Battle of the Bars competition heats up old team rivalriesThe 19th annual Battle of the Bars is gearing up for a repeat show-d own of bar tender skills in feats of derring-do (and dont spill a drop). The fund-raiser this year will designate fees and tips to the Boys and Girls Club of Key West and Womankind. Last years Battle of the Bars raised more than $25,300 for local charities. The showdown is set to begin at noon Sunday, Aug. 5. During the race, teams compete in such challenges as: mixing a perfect margarita and serving it without a spill, tapping a keg, sorting recyclables and the always popular beer chugging contest. Winning teams take home prizes, trophies and bragging rights for a full year. The Schooner Wharf Bar, which sponsors the annual event, also awards prizes for the team with Most Outrageous Costume and the team with Deepest Pockets. That latter award recognizes the tradition of bribes offered up as a way of measuring popular votes for teams, which help raise more funds for the designated charities. Teams advance through the competition by having the fastest times or by bribingtheir way into the next round. The entry fee is $35 ($5 per team member) and all bribes will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club and Womankind. Boys and Girls Club runs after-school programs that benefit Key West kids. Wom ankinds mission is to provide the very best healthcare to Keys women. The Battle of the Bars is co-sponsored by Michelob Ultra, Three Olives Vodka, Comcast, 1800 Tequila, Sun 99.5, and Pepsi. All participants will receive a free Battle of the Bars T-Shirt (compliments of Eagle Brands/Michelob Ultra). In the 19 years since the event began, patrons have helped raise more than $240,000, according to the Schooner Wharfsowner. For more information or to sign up, call 292-3302 or 292-3773; or visit www.Schoonerwharf.com .A u g 5 ba s h raise s m o n e y for ch a rityKEY W ESTFusion, curries, oriental add spiceCome to the Keys and you expect to find fresh seafood, cooked in a variety of ways and with traditional sides that include cole slaw, spicy fries, even some hush puppies if the chef has Southern roots. But, dont limit your tastebuds to the tried and true during the Key Largo Food and W ine Festival, which ventures out in some culinary territory not generally associated with Keys cuisine. Starting Saturday, July 28, festival patrons can sample tandoori, fusion foods, Soba noodles, Thai dishes, even some Canjun cooking. Prices vary by venue. Almost all the dinners are paired with wine courses. And, there are plenty of breakfast breaks with pumpkin pancakes for those late owls who are hungry when the sun comes up. Heres the schedule for the Key Largo Food and W ine Festival: Saturday, July 28 6 p.m. Flavors of the East, Holiday Inn Bogies Cafe, mile marker 99.7, oceanside, Key Largo. Tandoori, curries, salads, fruits, chutneys by Chef Sharquat Durrani. Paired with wine, tickets cost $35. Call 451-2121, ext. 445. 7-9:30 p.m. ACaribbean Night at Sea aboard Island Time Paddlewheel Riverboat, with the Bacardi girls, live music with Jimmy Ray, aFood Fest runs July 28 to August 5KEY LARG O Previous bar battle teams have donned creative costumes and compete for prizes. Key Largo Food and Wine Festival spices up Keys cuisine Who said roll out the barrelcouldnt be fun? Not participants in the Battle of the Bars event. See Food Fest,7B August primariesRead candidate profiles: State Attorney,Pg. 5A ; State House Dist.120,Pg. 4A ; State Senate Dist.39,Pg. 4A. Endorsements,6A,7A Raises get cold receptionProposed raises for union law enforcement officers and $1.6 million worth of new fire rescue jobs and equipment drew the ire of the Monroe County Commission Wednesday. The commission heard from numerous constitutional officers and department heads during the daylong meeting in Key West, but it was Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Fire Rescue budgets that sparked the most debate. Sheriff Bob Peryam requested an average 5.7 percent increase for roughly 330 International Brother-hood of Teamsters and Fraternal Order of Police members, while Fire Chief Jim Callahan requested 11 new firefighters, two rescue ambulances and a tanker. The commission approved the same $375.1 million budget unveiled by staff last Wednesday. It raises $77.2 million in property taxes, down $927,714 from the current year's $78.1 million. The rest would come from fees, grants, sales tax revenues and other sources. The preliminary proposed tax rate is 4.1402, or $4.1402 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The rate is onetenth of one percent below the 4.1443 rollback rate necessary to generate the same tax dollars as the current year. Peryam planned to ask for a public safety budget of $42.75 million, but before presenting to the commission dropped 3 percent raises for non-union employees and adding pair of corrections officer positions enough for a $417,000 reduction bringing his budget to $42.46 million. That $42.46 million figure would be $1.1 million (roughly 2.5 percent) higher than the department's current $41.36 million operating budget. Peryam also eliminated 3 percent raises from the TraumaStar air ambulance ($13,900) and emergency communications ($7,114)County commissioners push back on Sheriff raises, fire requestsMONROE COUNTYBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSee Budget,2AMini-season: Slow but steady and no fatalitiesOne statistic stands out from this week's two-day lobster sport season: Nobody died. "It was a very safe miniseason so everybody is happy about that," said Corey Embree, diving operations manager at Inner Space Dive Center on Big Pine Key. The sport-diving time Wednesday and Thursday drew tens of thousands of lobster-seekers who crowded local dive shops, boat ramps and marinas. "I was filling [dive] tanks all Wednesday night until 5 a.m." Thursday, said Eric Billips, operations manager at Keys Dives in Islamorada. "There were 20 people in the shop at 2 a.m. It wasLobster hunters landed some big ones this yearFLORIDA KEYS Reporter photo by DAVID GOODHUEShane Tedder,Phillip Brownell and Steve Von Stetina showoff their keepers after their first morning hunt off Islamorada.Tedder is from Hollywood,Brownell and Von Stetina are from Fort Lauderdale. This huge lobster the cooler lid is 48 inches long was caught Thursday near Tom's Harbor Cut in Marathon.The two-day mini lobster season ended Thursday with no serious accidents in Keys waters.Photo courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dennis Coleman.Refuge manager trading coasts, not concernsFlorida Keys wildliferefuge manager Anne Morkill will be exchanging worries over feral cats for concerns about the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse when she leaves Big Pine Key for her move to a federal refuge post in San Francisco. Morkill, overall manager of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's refuges in the Florida Keys since 2006, has been named to serve as project leader for the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, a network of seven refuges lying along a 125-mile stretch of the California coast. "I expect to take lessons I learned here on things like invasive plant control, submerged lands and working with refuges close to urban areas," said Morkill, 47. "It's a different location and a different coast. But a lot of the issues are almost identical. "Like the Keys," she said, "these (California) refugesAnne Morkill taking job in CaliforniaENVIRONMENTSee Lobsters,3ASee Morkill,3ATSAofficer arrested for disorderly conductATransportation Security Administration officer from Miami found herself under arrest in Key West over the weekend after reportedly grabbing a phone away from a bystander videotaping the officer and a friend. Witnesses told Key West police that Milagros Casanas and a friend "were very intoxicated" as they negotiated the 200 block of Duval Street in the early-morning hours Sunday. Casanas was arrested around 1:15 a.m. after police were flagged down and reported seeing Casanas "attacking another woman...who was trying to get away. Casanas continued while people tried to pull her off," according to a report prepared by Sgt. Joseph Tripp. Witnesses told police that Casanas and a friend "were very intoxicated," and the victim, "was video recording them with her phone because it was funny." The arrest report indicates that Casanas "ripped the phone," away from the other woman, who was not identified by the police. Police said they found the phone in Casanas'back pocket during a search. After consulting with an on-duty prosecutor from the Monroe County State Attorney's Office, Casanas was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. In his report, Tripp noted that "we had the elements of a robbery," but changed the arrest charge after the earlyhours consult. Casanas, 35, is a "lead transportation security officer" at Miami Internal Airport, according to TSAspokeswoman Sari Koshetz. "If an employee is arrested," Koshetz says, "an investigation is conducted. Each situation is evaluated and resulting action determined." Koshetz says Casanas earns between $33,627 and $50,494 annually.Key West cops intervene after street altercationKEY WEST CASANAS By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday,July 28,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W SAT.88 82 SUN.88 82 MON.88 81 TUES.88 81 Forecast: Mixture of sun & clouds Saturday.0% chanceof rain for Sunday 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. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom . .(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 Key West 2720-A N.Roosevelt Blvd. Overseas Market Key West,FL 33040 Newsroom . .(305) 296-6989 Advertising . .(305) 296-6989 Fax . . . . . .(305) 296-1287 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSFirearm discharge brings arrest on Summerland KeyA21-year-old Boynton Beach man was arrested on Summerland Key Wednesday, facing charges of aggravated assault after firing a gun. An argument between Christopher Fleming and his father, James Fleming, 50, was cited by police. The father told cops he and his son had been drinking in Key West with two friends. On the way home, an argument began, and Christopher pointed a gun at others in the group. He faces charges on two counts of aggravated assault, improper exhibition of a firearm and use of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. 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 PERRYSandraPerry ,61,of Marathon,FL,passedaway peacefullyathomeafteralong courageousbattlewithcancer, herlovinghusband,Robert,by hersideonJuly19,2012. Sandywasprecededin deathbyherfather,Walter Golabeck. Sandyissurvivedbyher husbandRobertPerry;mother WandaGolabeck;sister MarleneGolabeck;brother A llenGolabeck;stepchildren JosephPerryandSusan Pomeroy;nephewsZachary HorvathandBenjamin Horvath;grandchildren CourtneyPomeroy,Rachel Pomeroy,SydneyPerry,and RyanPerry. Sandyenjoyedspending timewithhernephews, grandchildren,andfriends.She alsoenjoyedwalking,reading, boating,gardening,attending craftfairsandwatchingclassic TVshowsandmovies.She workedasatravelagent,owing herownagency,foroverten yearsbeforeretiring.Sandy spenthertimedividedbetween Marathon,FLandNorthern Michigan. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN TO WHOM IT MAYCONCERN that on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, the Monroe County Plannin g Department and the Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance (FKSCA) will meet at the Marathon Government Center 1stFloor Media Room, 2798 Overseas Hi g hway, Marathon, FL: FLORIDAKEYS SCENIC HIGHWAY CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT ENTITYMEETING The Media Room is on the first floor take the second hallway to the left first room on the left. The meetin g will include a discussion of 501 c 3 business and updates from the Marketin g Grants, and Membership Workin g Groups. All FKSCA members and members of the g eneral public are welcome to attend. We are also seekin g individuals who want to help shape the Florida Keys Scenic Hi g hway Pro g ram by volunteerin g to participate in future workin g g roups sessions. For more information, please contact Trish Smith, Monroe County Transportation Plannin g Mana g er, at (305) 304-0412 or smithpatricia@monroecounty-fl. g ov.ADAASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by phoning (305) 2924441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711". Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is g iven that if a person decided to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearin g s or meetin g s, he will need a record of the proceedin g s, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedin g s is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Published Keynoter 7-28-12 Do you have a birdbath on your property? Please change the water every week to stop mosquitoes from breeding in that water. Tip of the Week For more tips and current information go to:www.keysmosquito.org or call 305-292-7190 www.keysnet.com Kinneer's status ask superintendentAdecision on how to handle Monroe County School District administrator Michael Kinneer's threat to stop working on Aug. 1 if he's not paid $5,990 will likely be deferred to incoming superintendent Mark Porter, slated to start work that same day. School Board Chairman John Dick said that hinges on Chief Operation Officer Kinneer's standing not as a board employee, but as part of the superintendent's staff. Porter is coming to the Keys from South Washington County (Minn.) Public Schools; he was hired in June over 56 other candidates to replace Superintendent Jesus Jara, who starts his new job Aug. 1 as deputy superintendent of Orange County Public Schools in Central Florida. Dick said he hopes district attorney Dirk Smits can "smooth it out" with Kinneer, at least temporarily, so Porter can make the final personnel decision. "I don't want to make a move until the new guy steps in and takes over. "I want Dirk to kind of smooth it out a little bit and find out what we can do with the least problems for all concerned and leave it to Porter. It's really Porter's call," Dick said. Kinneer sent a letter and email claiming he's owed a $2,500 supplement for serving on the district's collective bargaining team and $3,490 as the total for seven unpaid furlough days mandated for all employees that were not in his contract when hired. "I don't believe I'd be party to saying, Let's give him furlough days,'" Dick said, adding that would open the door for about 40 other administrative staffers to make similar claims on their unpaid furlough days, roughly totaling $100,000. "You open the door to everybody. It's surely not going to get kudos from the staff and the community. He (Kinneer) threw that out as a bargaining chip." Kinneer started a threeyear contract on Dec. 16, 2009, good for $126,639 per year. Board Vice Chairman Andy Griffiths of late has called for Kinneer's position, and that of Chief of Staff Ken Gentile, to be eliminated and combined into a new "school finance officer," post. Griffiths says if Kinneer leaves next week, "I'm doing the happy dance."Board chair says Porter makes the callOUR SCHOOLSBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCapital budget expected to g r ow n ext yea rMarathon hopes for a $210,000 increase in sales tax revenues next year to help fund infrastructure projects and land acquisition. At a Thursday workshop, the council reviewed capital spending plans for 2012-13, focused on building projects and land acquisition for public recreation and/or conservation. They also discussed the Boot Key Harbor marina budget for the coming year. The $5.61 million capital infrastructure fund projected at $5.61 million pays for buildings, repairs and land acquisition. On the revenue side, city staff estimated a $210,749 increase from the one-cent sales tax, now projected to hit $2.32 million in the fiscal year which begins Oct. 1. That infrastructure fund also includes $500,000 in state land acquisition grants. The Florida Depart-ment of Trans-portation has approved $100,000 in state money to refurbish the pedestrian bridge on Coco Plum Drive, and another $100,000 private contribution from the Spottswood Cos. through their Faro Blanco Resort project to fund a splash park at Marathon Community Park. Expenses projected from the infrastructure fund next year include $1.45 million for buildings and improvements and $907,500 for parks and beach repairs. The city of Marathon Marina enterprise fund projected $657,900 in operating revenue, including $447,000 in mooring ball fees, $70,000 for hard dock fees and $66,000 for dinghy dock fees. Operating expenses include $356,053 for personnel and $341,597 for materials, supplies and services. The council canceled a scheduled Aug. 16 budget workshop and won't discuss the budget until a pair of public hearings on Sept. 11 and Sept. 25. Increased revenue coming from sales tax,state grantsMARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comportions of his budget. TraumaStar would be $1.51 million, while emergency communications is now $394,310. Peryam told commissioners he was obligated as part of a three-year contract with union members to request pay raises from the commission. According to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin, the proposed 5.7 percent request equals $1,097,373.00. Herrin said certified officers received a 4.2 percent pay increase in the current fiscal year, and another 4 percent for certified officers earning less than $70,000 per year. "This increase would give us parity with the [county] firefighters and paramedics. We've been trying to achieve this for the last two years," Peryam said. According to Callahan, a new firefighter/EMTearns $37,604 annually, while Herrin said a new deputy earns $40,660.00 per year. "Although having a competitive starting salary is important when it comes to attracting new employees to our agency...achieving parity includes bringing existing officers up to a competitive salary range," she said. Asked by Commissioner Heather Carruthers, Peryam said it would be difficult to present a flat budget for next fiscal year. "No raises for anybody whatsoever, and even then I'd have to cut back TraumaStar," he said. "That means at some point it's going to have to sit on the ground and we'll have to ...decide which calls we take or say, for these months it won't operate.'" Commissioner Kim Wigington said she wouldn't support raises when no other county employees will receive one this budget cycle. "I'm uncomfortable with anyone receiving a raise; it's disproportionate because others aren't getting raises," she said. Wigington also suggested Callahan cut the 11 positions four in Layton and seven on Sugarloaf Key ambulances and tanker request from his budget. She pointed to a proposed 16.5 percent tax hike for Lower and Middle Keys Fire and Ambulance District 1 residents, from $9.61 million to $11.2 million. That district alone would account for nearly two-thirds of the department's revenue. Other commissioners questioned whether the demand in Layton and on Sugarloaf is such that 11 new positions are needed. "Their questions are naturally tied to the cost and I appreciate that," Callahan told the Key n oter He found himself defending the proposed 2.9759 tax rate for fire rescue, up from 2.3799 in the current year. That tax rate, which would equal $2.9759 per $1,000 of assessed property value, is higher than both the city of Marathon and village of Islamorada's total budgets for every department. "The issue is a taxing issue as much as a cost issue. When the rest of the county broke away, they took the majority of the tax base with them. Our [tax rate] is so high because we don't have the tax dollars coming in," Callahan said. County staff now enters what Administrator Roman Gastesi coined "summer studies," where it will rework the budget according to the commission's suggestions. The county will hold three public budget hearings, starting on Sept. 5 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo. It's scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Others aren't getting raises'From Budget,1AFaro Blanco resort hotel to expandThe Spottswood Cos. are making a serious push at procuring a large percentage of the city of Marathon's newfound wealth of hotel room allocations. The City Council on Tuesday approved amended site plans for the company's long awaited Faro Blanco Marine Resort project in Old Town Marathon. The amendments increase the proposed Hyatt hotel from 100 to 125 rooms. The state Cabinet awarded the 100 units in January in recognition of Marathon's nearly completed citywide sewer system, and the Key West-based development company has been eyeing them ever since. Vice President Bill Spottswood told the council the "Hyatt model is 125 units," but that the hotel chain agreed to a smaller project because of its "longstanding relationship" with Spottswood Cos. "We're ready, willing and able to move. This process started last year when the 100 units came available and we applied right away," he said. Spottswood Cos. were awarded the right to redevelop the iconic hotel property in 2006 but it's been dormant since then. Site plans include a 150seat restaurant, 14 affordable units, 86 boat slips, a 171boat storage building, clubhouse and dock master's building.MARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Saturday,July 28,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com AUGUST 9 4:00 P.M. HAWKS CAYRESORT 61 DUCK KEY We invite the community to join in recognizing the good work done by our 18 non-profit partner agencies who provide critical services to our neighbors and kids in need Keyswide. And come celebrate our United success in building and supporting strong working families, thanks to the dedicated work of our partners and generous contributions from donors this past year. This event is sponsored by: Centennial Bank Lower Keys Medical Center Mariners HospitalSuggested donation $10 Don t m iss Floridas Sales Tax HolidayAug. 3rdth, 2012 Apply Today:Call 305-293-6000 Go to KeysFCU.org Visit one of our convenient branchesin Key West at Key Plaza or Southard St. and in Marathon Shores. ADVERTISE IN THECall Laura at 743-5551 to place your business ad.(Contractors are required to list their license number)FOR AS LOW AS $49.28PER MONTHOver 30,000 circulation weekly from Key West to Key Largo. Publication every Wed. and Sat. and now online at www.keysnet.com EXAMPLE Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry American Dental Association(305) 872-4272MM 29.75 Big Pine Keywww.keysdentist.com Dentistry for the whole family COSMETICANDRESTORATIVEDENTISTRYOFTHEKEYSChristopher D. Golden D.M.D. surreal, Billips said. Ahandful of arrests were made for conservation violations during the two days, but that counts as a slow but steady mini-season, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Bobby Dube said. All in all, it was a successful 48 hours of madness, Dube said. Most violations involved taking undersized or too many lobster. No count of violations was available at press time. Lobster activity peaked on Wednesdays first day but dropped off noticeably Thursday despite superb conditions, Dube said. Maybe every got their limit early and headed home. Divers arrived early this year and stayed late, Bob Roney, owner of Capt. Hooks Marina in Marathon, said Friday. Its still busy. Its been a phenomenal four to six days, the best Ive seen in my eight years here, Roney said. Capt. Hooks sold out its rental fleet and booked its dive charters, Roney said. Most people said they were limiting out, Roney said of the six lobster per person, per day, bag limit. We saw some big lobster, 2 and 3 pounds, come in, Roney said. Embree said Lower Keys divers delivered mixed reports...Some people had their limit within hours. Others said there werent that many lobster out there. Calm and clear weather satisfied many divers, Billips said. Last year was windy and gnarly. This year people had a good time on the water even if they didnt get their limit. For the second time in the last three mini-seasons, no divers died while chasing lobster. During four sportdiving seasons from 20052009, a total of 12 divers died in Keys waters. There were two significant boat crashes this week but injuries were few. At around 3 p.m. Wednesday, two boats collided on Big Basin waters, north of the World Wide Sportsman complex in Islamorada. One small child was taken to Mariners Hospital with what appeared to minor injuries. None of those involved were Monroe County residents. At 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-foot boat operated by Joe A. Catarineau of Tavernier hit a bayside channel marker in Snake Creek at the sound end of Plantation Key. A U.S. Coast Guard crew towed the sinking vessel to a nearby marina, Dube said. Six people were Catarineaus boat. Three children, all wearing lifejackets, wound up in the water. Catarineau, who suffered broken bones, was the only person injured. Jorge Quintana Basulto, 35, of Miami apparently was the only person booked into Monroe County jail as a result of mini-season lobstering. Deputy Wilfredo Guerra of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said Basulto tried to swim away from him during a check near Duck Key. The officer recovered three speared lobster and charged Basulto with resisting arrest in addition to conservation violations. Omar Lago, 47, of Hialeah was charged by Sheriffs Office Sgt. Dennis Coleman with possessing 21 wrung tails and 15 lobsters over his bag limit in a Wednesday case at Long Key Bridge.Ahandful of arrests madeFrom Lobsters,1A have world-class natural resources and a lot of people who want to use and enjoy them. Where the Keys have the endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit, San Francisco Bay has the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse. Morkill will help oversee the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and its critical seabird nesting colonies, while the Farallons National Marine Sanctuary covers surrounding waters. During her Keys service, Morkill dealt with watercraft access issues in the backcountry, feral cats on protected lands in Big Pine Key and North Key Largo, controlled burns that were not always popular with neighbors, and residents who insist on feeding Key deer. Morkill came to the Keys from Alaska. There is a very short list of refuges that Ive been keeping an eye on for openings, primarily coastal refuges on the west coast, she said.On to Farallons SanctuaryFrom Morkill,1A Photo by Department of the InteriorAnne Morkill,manager of the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Services Florida Keys wildlife refuges,briefs Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar during a January 2011 visit.Morkill leaves her Keys post Oct.1.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Saturday,July 28,2012 Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.We are a full service optometry practice that services all ages, from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 NOTICE T O MONROE COUNTY REGISTERED V OTERS PHOT O ID NOW REQUIRED T O V OTE Harry L. Sawyer, Jr., Supervisor of Elections, would like to inform the voters of Monroe County that Florida Statute now requires electors to provide picture identification. Florida Statute requires each elector, upon entering the polling place, to present a Florida driver's license, a Florida identification card or another form of picture identification approved by the Department of State. Electors failing to furnish the required identification, must vote a provisional ballot.A VISO A LOS ELECT ORES INSCRIT OS DEL CONDADO DE MONROE AHORA SE REQUIERE PRESENT AR IDENTIFICACI"N FOT OGRFICA P ARA V OT AR Harry L. Sawyer, Jr., Supervisor de Elecciones, informa a los electores del Condado de Monroe que los Estatutos de la Florida ahora requieren que los electores suministren identificacin fotogrfica. Los Estatutos de la Florida disponen que cada elector, al entrar al recinto electoral, presente una licencia de conducir de la Florida, una tarjeta de identificacin de la Florida u otro tipo de identificacin fotogrfica aprobada por el Departamento de Estado. Los electores que no tengan la identificacin necesaria debern votarutilizando una boleta provisional. Harry L. Sawyer, Jr. Supervisor of Elections www.keys-elections.orgPublished Keynoter 7/28/12 Cool & Comfortable872-4491Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine Key.Open 7 Dayslight Cotton Knits Soft Gauzy Linens One of a Kind Jewelry Gifts & Cards GET READY & BE SAFE, ITS LOBSTER TIME! Panchos Fuel Dock1280 Oceanview Ave. Marathon, FL 33050 Located in Boot Key Harbor (305) 743-2281 We monitor VHF 16 Open 7 Days a week7 AM to 7 PM 4 baskets of Ice FREE with any 10 gallon or more fuel purchase! ( 200 lbs. of FREEICE )$.10 cents off per gallon on any Gas or Diesel sales!Diesel, Gas, Oil, Tackle, Live & Frozen Bait, Snacks, Sandwiches, Ice, and Dockage! Primary could decide outcome in Senate raceAfive-man race in the Democratic primary in Florida Senate District 39 may come down to name recognition and demographics. Ron Saunders, Monroe County's state House representative the past six years, relinquishes that seat in his bid to become a state senator. He is the only Florida Keys candidate in the race. The primary is Aug. 14. "The way the district is drawn, it would be very difficult for a Republican to win," Saunders said. "The race essentially could be decided in the August primary." Saunders, a longtime fixture in the Florida Legislature, leads the campaign fundraising with $61,470, as of the most recent reports filed with the state Division of Elect-ions. Dwight Bullard, a teacher and state House representative from Miami, ranks second with $22,030. Bullard has name recognition in Miami-Dade County, which accounts for two-thirds of the district's voting population. The current senator for the district is Larcenia Bullard, Dwight's mother. Larcenia Bullard leaves office due to term limits. James Bush III, a teacher and former House representative from Miami, has raised $8,135 in his campaign for the seat. Sal Gutierrez, a longtime Key Largo resident now living north of Tampa, also filed for the Democratic nomination. Gutierrez's limited campaign has been funded by his own $2,000 loan. J.J. Johnson of Miami also will be on the Democratic ballot. Johnson's campaign has not responded to repeated requests for candidate information. Senate District 39, slightly redrawn after during this year's redistricting, includes all of Monroe County, much of western Miami-Dade County and parts of Hendry and Collier counties. "Windstorm insurance is a big issue everywhere," Saun-ders said of proposed rate hikes by the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. "Alot of people have been screwed over by Citizens, not just in the Keys," Saunders said. Saunders, Bullard and Bush all emphasize their legislative experience and call for more funding on education from elementary through college. "Florida Keys Community College, for instance, took a heavy hit in this year's [state] budget reduction," Bullard said. "It's important that we protect education." Saunders said road and bridge funding throughout the district, along with Keys sewer issues, are a concern. "The state needs to step up, which also would create jobs," he said. The winner of the Democratic primary will face Republican candidate Scott Hopes, a Homestead health-care consultant, in the Nov. 6 general election. The winner serves four years.Saunders,four others on the Democrat ballot STATE SENATE DISTRICT 39 Dwight BullardParty:Democrat.Age:35. Occupation:Florida House representative,District 118;social-studies teacher at Coral Reef Senior High School.Family:Single,son of state Sen. Larcenia Bullard and former state Rep. Edward Bullard.Education:Bachelor's in science from Florida A&M University.Residence:A 31-year resident of Miami and South Florida.Reason for running:"The Florida Senate grants a larger opportunity to tackle the very real issues facing all Floridians.Education has been my main focus. Florida Keys Community College,for instance,took a heavy hit in this year's budget.Budgets are being reduced but it's really important to protect primary, secondary and post-secondary education." James Bush IIIParty:Democrat.Age:57.Occupation:Teacher,former state representative.Family:Married,two adult sonsEducation:Doctorate of divinity, Smith Chapel Bible College;two master's degrees,Nova Southeastern University;bachelor's degree,Bethune Cookman University.Residence:A 40-year resident of Miami.Reason for running:"This district links areas I represented in the [Florida] House for years so I am very familiar with the concerns of the constituents.I bring experience and leadership needed in this critical time in Florida.We face major issues,such as foreclosures and health insurance.I can work in a bipartisan fashion to get things done." Ron SaundersParty:Democrat.Age:57.Occupation:Attorney;state House representative 2006-current Education:Law and bachelor's degrees from University of Florida.Family:Married with one son.Residence:Cudjoe Key resident, Key West native.Reason for running:"I want to use my legislative experience,particularly with the state budget,to make sure our area gets its fair share of tax dollars.Since I'm the only candidate from the Keys,I think I'm the best candidate for the Keys.We need to deal with Citizens [Property Insurance Corp.] issues to make sure everybody can afford to keep living in the Keys." By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comMcPherson, Raschein focus on insuranceWith her Democratic boss seeking a state Senate seat, Republican legislative aide Holly Merrill-Raschein is set to take on a familiar foe in the Aug. 14 District 120 state House of Representatives primary. Raschein, a 31-yearold Key Largo resident, will take on former Key West Mayor Morgan McPherson, 43, who's making a second consecutive bid for the House seat. He lost to six-year incumbent Rep. Ron Saunders in 2010. Raschein has spent 10 years as the aide for Saunders and, before him, Rep. Ken Sorensen. WithBoth Republican hopefuls have experience STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 120 Morgan McPhersonParty:Republican.Age:43.Occupation:President at MLS Direct,a merchant services company.Family:Married,four children.Education:Communications degree,Florida State University.Residence:Key West for 36 years.Reason for running:"Reboot,rebuild,rebalance. Whether it's education or windstorm [insurance],we need programs that invest in our community. Tallahassee is consumed by agendas and lobbyists." Holly Merrill-RascheinParty:Republican.Age:31.Occupation:Legislative aide to state Rep.Ron Saunders.Family:Married,one child.Education:Bachelor's degree, Florida State University,political science.Residence:Key Largo,nine years.Reason for running:"I'm passionate about the community and I've made the decision to dedicate my life to public service.I was waiting for that stellar candidate to pop up ...and that didn't happen and I felt compelled to put my name in." See House,7A By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com CLASSIFIED ADS 743-5551
Saturday,July 28,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Public Meetings Scheduled by and with the City of Marathon forAugust 2012Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee membermay participate in the meetings listed.City Council City Manager Pete Worthington, MayorRogerHernstadt Dick Ramsay, Vice MayorCity Attorneys Richard Keating CouncilmemberGray Robinson, P.A. Mike Cinque, Councilmember GingerSnead, Councilmember CITYOFMARATHONSUBJECT : DA TE: TIME: LOCA TION: Nearshore Waters Committee08/02/126:00pm Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Community Image Advisory Board Meeting08/13/124:00pm Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Parks & Recreation Meeting08/09/126:00pm Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. Community Image Advisory Board08/13/124:00pm Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. City Council Executive Session Notice08/14/12 4:30pm Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. City of Marathon v. A.M. Schwitalla, et al.City Council Meeting08/14/12 5:30pm Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. City Council Budget Workshop08/16/126:00pm Marathon Fire Station, 8900 Overseas Hwy. To view the full City of Marathon calendarplease visit ourwebsite: www.ci.marathon.fl.usPursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respec t to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may ne ed to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be bas ed. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 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Wa r d, Vogel battle r age s o n i n tough co n te s t State attorney candidates Catherine Vo g el and Dennis Ward both have law de g rees, experience in the Monroe County a g ency and a spot on the Democratic primary ballot Au g 14. Similarities lar g ely end there. Ward, the first-term incumbent state attorney, and former chief assistant prosecutor Vo g el have wa g ed one of the most acrimonious campai g ns in this first round of the fall election season. Char g es and counter-char g es have been lobbed in heated exchan g es at recent forums and on their campai g n websites. Vo g el was one of two chief assistants for two-term State Attorney Mark Kohl, a Republican seekin g a return to office in November. Ward, while campai g nin g to oust Kohl in 2008, said he would cut the $140,000 salary paid to each chief assistant in order to raise the salaries of lower-rankin g prosecutors. After Ward was elected, Vo g el resi g ned before he was sworn into office. Vo g el cites her courtroom trial record, which includes hi g h-profile murder convictions, as a reason to replace the incumbent. "I have tried more than 100 felony cases in court," Vo g el said. "That makes me the most experienced prosecutor in Monroe County." Ward, who had a 29-year career as a Miami Beach police officer before becomin g a full-time lawyer, acknowled g es his relative lack of courtroom experience. It is more important to be a capable administrator leadin g a team of trial prosecutors, he said. "I'm happy to stand on my record and my office's record," Ward said. "The office functions effectively. We've dealt with public corruption and misuse of public funds throu g hout Monroe County." In the current campai g n, Vo g el repeatedly cites a July 2009 incident when The Florida Bar deemed Ward "delinquent" for not reportin g required credits for continuin g le gal education. Ward said it was an oversi g ht corrected in fewer than three weeks, a time confirmed by The Florida Bar. Vo g el char g es that ward was technically suspended from practicin g law for that period or should have been. But Ward and The Florida Bar a g ree he was not suspended. An attorney for Ward sent a letter to Vo g el, demandin g she stop insistin g he was. "It's clear Mr. Ward is tryin g to silence me," Vo g el responded. Vo g el also challen g es Ward's willin g ness to comment on pendin g court cases. But Ward says the public has a ri g ht to know about issues already part of the court record. The winner of the Democratic primary will face Kohl, the only Republican in the race, in the Nov. 6 g eneral election. The winner serves four years.Candidates increasingly acrimoniousSTATE ATTORNEYCatherine VogelParty:Democrat.Age:58.Occupation:Attorney,former assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County,former chief assistant state attorney in Monroe.Family:Married,stepson and family.Education:University of Miami law degree, University of Florida bachelor's degree.Residence:Keys resident of 10 years,now in Key West.Longtime South Miami resident.Reason for running:"I think there is an issue with experience and integrity in the current leadership at the State Attorney's Office.I have integrity and a vast amount of experience.I've tried more than 100 felony cases in court,which makes me the most experienced prosecutor in Monroe County." Dennis WardParty:Democrat.Age:60.Occupation:State attorney.Family:Relationship with Mirna Hormechea,two adult children with two grandchildrenEducation:Law degree,St.Thomas University;bachelor's degree,Barry University.Residence:Upper Keys,10 years.Reason for running:"I believe the State Attorney's Office and its staff have done an excellent job over the last four years.I want to continue that.We stand on our record." By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgCity a g rees on transient rentals The Marathon City Council followed its advisory Plannin g Commission's lead Tuesday, approvin g a law allowin g the city to hand out up to 200 new hotel-room allocations awarded by the state Cabinet in January. The Plannin g Commis-sion approved the law on July 16 and the council will hold a final public hearin g at its next meetin g to finalize it. The law adopts chan g es to the city's land development re g ulations that lift a lon g standin g moratorium on new transient rental units. The moratorium was inherited from Monroe County when Marathon incorporated in 1999. The state Cabinet awarded 100 hotel units with the ability to borrow forward another 100 in reco g nition of the city's nearly-complete sewer system. The city then moved to make chan g es allowin g it to "mana g e" new development and hold public meetin g s to g ather public input on how to award the units. The council overrode Plannin g Commissioner Mor g an Hill's su gg estion to have the law include RVs in the allocation of the units. "I'm the one who was fi g htin g with [Plannin g Director Geor g e Garrett] to g et these units and I remember sayin g to [Gov. Rick Scott it's] so we could g et buildin g s started in Marathon; to have hotels online. I feel like a fibber if I a g ree we use them for RVsites," Snead said. The council eventually a g reed to consider RVunits if the city borrows forward from its own pool in the future. The law would finalize numerous criteria to apply for the units. Followin g are several of those requirements or restrictions: The city may award one transient unit for every four in possession. The maximum number of units allocated to any property is 25, or 25 percent of the total number of existin g units, whichever is fewer. An individual, entity or corporation may have only one active application per site in the annual allocation period. Applications for units are subject to a $5,000 fee. The council could chan g e that, but did not discuss it Tuesday. Applicants must demonstrate financial capability to complete the project prior to g ettin g a buildin g permit.Opens door for new hotel constructionMARATHONGrassy Key g ettin g new fire stationSeveral years after the idea was floated, the Marathon City Council approved a $1.6 million contract with Boynton Beachbased JMWConstruction Corp. to construct a fire station on Grassy Key. The 5,000-square-foot station was ori g inally budg eted at $1.28 million, but the city splur g ed on a concrete buildin g utilizin g sturdy and ener g y efficient "foam block" insulation. City Mana g er Ro g er Hernstadt said the foam block construction-su gg ested by Councilman Mike Cinquewould save money over time. There are "several advanta g es to the city. It actually provides additional hurricane protection up to [another] 20 mph. It provides lon g -ran g e savin g s in our carbon footprint because it uses less electricity," he said. City bid documents show that JMWwas the second lowest bidder. The lowest bidder-at $1.43 million-did not provide proper financial information to the city. The city has lon g desired to build a fire station on Grassy Key to improve covera g e for residents on the eastern end of the city. Startin g around 2009, the city and Monroe County held numerous meetin g s tryin g to broker a collaborative fire station effort that would have consolidated stations servin g Conch Key, Duck Key and Grassy Key. But perceived turf wars and accusations from several county officials that Marathon was lookin g to annex Duck Key eventually ended those talks. In Au g ust 2011, the council unanimously favored a hip, or sloped, roof desi g n over a flat roof, and directed architect William Horn to proceed with a desi g n capable of withstandin g up to 150 mph winds. The station will be built on a parcel of land the city purchased from the Jolly Ro g er Travel Park at mile marker 59. The area seven wastewater treatment plant was also construction on that parcel. Hernstadt said money for the project is in the current and proposed 2012-13 bud g ets. "It's comin g out of our capital infrastructure funds. It's projects like this that are supported by the penny sales tax," he said. "Without the continuation of that fundin g projects like this would not be possible. I hope people pay attention as that issue comes forward on Election Day." The Monroe County Commission this month finalized lan g ua ge for a November referendum that could extend the penny sales tax throu g h 2033. It's been in place since 1989.$1.6 million design more wind-resistantMARATHONJud g e Jones hands down life sentenceConvicted killer Pablo Jimenez, 29, will spend the rest of his life in state prison for the 2010 murder of Tracy Heshmaty per a sentence handed down Thursday by Monroe County Circuit Court Jud g e Mark Jones. On June 29, a six-person jury convicted Jimenez of first-de g ree murder for blud g eonin g 37-year-old Heshmaty, of Stock Island, to death with a 21-pound coral rock on May 31, 2010, in the back parkin g lot of First State Bank at 1201 Simonton Street in Old Town Key West. Durin g the prosecution led by Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson, no specific motive was g iven, but police say Jimenez and Heshmaty knew each other and had ar g ued before her death. Wilson presented evidence that put Jimenez at the crime scene: A bloodspattered bicycle found at his trailer and a pair of blood-stained tennis shoes found discarded in a nearby g arba g e can. When arrested, Jimenez confessed to police that he hit Heshmaty with the rock and took her purse, Wilson said when presentin g the case.Keynoter StaffCRIME JIMENEZBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Ward earns strong endorsement for another term as our watchdogMonroe County Democrats have two choices in the August primary election for State Attorney's Office. Incumbent Dennis Ward is finishing up his first fouryear term as the head prosecutor in the Keys. His opponent is Catherine Vogel, a private practice criminal lawyer who also had a long stretch as a prosecutor. Probably one of Vogel's biggest cases as a prosecutor was that of Juan Carlos Chavez. Vogel successfully prosecuted Chavez in 1998 for the 1995 rape and murder of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce in Redland. Chavez is sitting on death row on kidnapping, capital sexual battery and firstdegree murder charges. Vogel came to the Keys and worked for the State Attorney's Office. She became chief assistant state attorney under Mark Kohl, the state attorney whom Ward beat in 2008, and the only Republican running in this year's race. Whoever wins the Democratic primary will face Kohl in November. Vogel quit acrimoniously soon after Ward defeated Kohl in 2008. She then went into private practice. Her most infamous client as a defense attorney to date is disgraced former School District superintendent Randy Acevedo. He is in the middle of a three-year probation sentence resulting from his conviction for covering up for his wife's theft of almost a half a million dollars in School District money. Monique Acevedo was head of the district's adult education department when she stole the money. She is serving an eightyear prison sentence. Ward was elected Monroe County's state attorney on a platform of going after public corruption an issue always alive and well in the Keys, but thriving before Ward took office. On this, he fulfilled his promise. Following the Acevedo prosecutions, Ward's office successfully prosecuted two cases of corruption in the Mosquito Control District. District Superintendent Mike Spoto let his family use public cell phone time to the tune of $5,000. Ward's office went after him, and Spoto ended up serving 90 days in jail and losing his job. Then, mosquito control Board Member Charles Langstaff got caught using a dead man's social security number to obtain a homestead exemption on a property he owned in Morriston near Gainesville, while claiming homestead on his Keys residence. Prosecution led to Langstaff being ordered to pay back more than $60,000 in taxes owed. And last week, Ward's office led a grand jury that indicted Lisa Druckmiller, former county Technical Services director, on felony counts of dealing in stolen property and a scheme to defraud between $20,000 and $50,000. She is accused of stealing and reselling 52 county-owned Apple iPads and iPhones. Ward is often attacked by the Vogel and Kohl camps which appear to be operating in concert for being too open with the press. But there is no indication that any comments made to the media by Ward's office ever jeopardized a case. Ward and his prosecutors are accessible, as they should be. Accommodating press inquiries on behalf of the public is done by state attorneys throughout Florida. So, attacking Ward because he answers reporters'phone calls seems like a troubling harbinger, especially given the history of the previous state attorney. Under Kohl, a spokesperson was hired to handle all media questions. But the stock response was: "We cannot confirm or deny the existence of an investigation." The public rarely, if ever, knew what was happening in the State Attorney's Office under Kohl's watch. Meanwhile, taxpayers footed a salary for someone to keep the public in the dark. Avery bad precedent. Vogel's team also bashes Ward, a former Miami Beach cop and public defender, for never prosecuting a criminal case himself. But accomplished leaders succeed by surrounding themselves with competent people. Dennis Ward leads a team of aggressive prosecutors and investigators. He's been fearless about prosecuting public corruption without regard to party or political power blocks. And, not insignificantly, he adheres to a philosophy of open government, understanding that the people who pay his salary have a right to know where his office stands. We strongly endorse Dennis Ward in the Democratic primary race for State Attorney.Voters in the Republican state House District 120 primary, which takes in all of Monroe County and part of Miami-Dade, have two candidates from which to choose on Aug. 14, former Key West Mayor Morgan McPherson and Holly Raschein, who resigned as legislative aide to state Rep. Ron Saunders to run.The seat is opening because Saunders is running to represent District 39 in the state Senate. McPherson sought the House seat two years ago, losing to Saunders.McPherson, who owns a merchant services company, has been a Keys resident for 36 years and is running on the slogan of "Reboot, rebuild, rebalance." He repeats that at candidate forums while discussing how to lower windstorm insurance rates for the Keys. He also says "we need programs that invest in our community."He doesn't give many specifics on what those programs are but says it was his idea for the Keys to look into having their own windstorm insurance company since we pay far more than our fair share to the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (although the grassroots group Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe might take issue with his authorship claim). If such a Keys company were created, it would be run by Keys residents who know far more about how wind events affect Keys properties than bureaucrats in Tallahassee. Raschein has lived in Key Largo for nine years. Prior to Saunders, she worked for Republican state Rep. Ken Sorensen, whom Saunders succeeded. It's a relationship not often seen, a Republican working as the chief legislative aide for a Democrat a Democrat who has been House minority leader the past two years. In her role, Raschein has learned about windstorm insurance, since lower Keys rates and acquiring state money for sewer construction have been Saunders' main priorities the past six years. She's also demonstrated that, like Saunders, she can work both sides of the political aisle, and there is no doubt that for the past nine years, she has made countless valuable legislative and governmental contacts to ensure the Keys get their fair share of state attention and money when warranted.Raschein describes herself as fiscally conservative and socially moderate, and has demonstrated such through her involvement in numerous community rganizations that advocate social good no matter party affiliation. McPherson is hardly moderate on social issues, leaning far to the right, and has had virtually no community involvement outside of his church.And, it's worth noting, he was nearly kicked off the county Tourist Development Council for not attending meetings a basic part of his job when he was Key West mayor.In this time of an overwhelming Republican House that has done much to gut voter rights and committed to follow Tea Party agendas, a moderate one who has nearly a decade of experience winding through the maze of Tallahassee politics would better represent Keys diverse interests. Her record stands in marked contract to a partisan candidate whose public service has been limited to four years in Key West politics. We endorse Holly Raschein in the Aug. 14 GOP primary. The winner goes on to face Ian Whitney, a Key West Democrat, in the Nov. 6 general election. Editorial:EndorsementsSaturday,July 28,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 6AWayne 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. Ramsay best prepared; Koval edges Peteck among DemocratsThe good news for Monroe County voters is there are five dedicated and qualified candidates running for sheriff during this year's primary election season. But only two will go on to face each other in November. Democratic voters will chose between veteran deputies Matt Koval and Tom Peteck. Both men have several decades on the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, and their support is divided and derived largely from opposite ends of the Keys. Peteck graduated from Key West High School and spent seven years as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Air Force before joining the Sheriff's Office. He has been with the department for 24 years, serving in various capacities from dispatcher to marine patrol. He retired this year as a civil process deputy. Koval, from Tavernier, has been with the department for 32 years. Fourteen were spent with the canine unit. He also served 23 years as a training officer. During political forums, a fundamental distinction never really surfaced between Peteck and Koval on how they would operate the Sheriff's Office and manage its $42 million annual budget. Both men said morale was low among deputies, and that the department is top heavy with senior officers, making promotions difficult for some. Both men appear to be dedicated street cops with years of knowledge and many ideas on how the department should be run. Koval has more experience on the force, and his educational background the only candidate with a bachelor's degree and years as an instructing officer edge out Peteck. We endorse Matt Koval on the Democratic ticket. Col. Rick Ramsay, a Republican, has 25 years with the Sheriff's Office. For the past eight years, he has been the agency's second in command. He has worked as both a road patrol deputy and in the corrections department. Before joining the Sheriff's Office, Ramsay was a volunteer fireman and rose to deputy chief in Marathon. His challengers are Sgt. Jake Brady and Edwin "Bill" Grove. Grove is a former Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy, state corrections officer and municipal police officer in Miami-Dade County. He is now an investigator for the State Attorney's Office in the Keys. Brady has been with the Sheriff's Office for 24 years. Rather than say why these two veteran law enforcement officers should not be sheriff, we will say why Ramsay should be elected to that office. While his opponents repeatedly cite low morale in the department, Ramsay reminds everyone that turnover has dropped annually for the past 12 years. The department also has 40 applicants waiting for a slot to open up. The last five hires came from outside departments, meaning their training and certification were not paid for by Monroe County taxpayers. Ramsay has also helped lead the department through a time when crime in the Keys has dropped. But most importantly, Ramsay has shown that he can make tough decisions, even if they don't sit well with all his men and women. Following an accident where a deputy was killed after traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour, Ramsay instituted a policy severely restricting when deputies are allowed to break the speed limit. This policy is a proven life-saver. Almost half of officers nationwide are killed in high-speed pursuits. The Reporter/Keynoter strongly endorses Col. Rick Ramsay as the Republican candidate for sheriff. Saunders leads the pack for Senate District 39The race to be the Democratic nominee in state Senate District 39 has drawn five candidates. In a district with heavily Democratic voter registration, that may mean the Aug. 14 primary could very well forecast the ultimate winner of the Nov. 6 general election. The primary winner goes on to face Republican Scott Hopes of Homestead. State Rep. Ron Saunders of Key West is among the Democratic hopefuls, joined by Dwight Bullard, James Bush III and J.J. Johnson of Miami; and former Key Largo resident Sal Gutierrez, who now lives north of Tampa, nowhere near the district that includes all of Monroe and parts of Miami-Dade, Hendry and Collier counties. Gutierrez, who over the years has railed against laws "restricting" property rights, and Johnson, who has repeatedly ignored press requests for information about who he is and why he's running, are nonfactors in this race. For Democrats, it comes down to Bullard, Bush and Saunders, all of whom have Tallahassee legislative experience. Bullard, a teacher, is the son of veteran Florida legislators Larcenia and Edward Bullard. She's termlimited in the state senate; her son hopes to replace her. His father, Edward, is a former House member and Dwight followed in his father's footsteps serving in the state House since 2008. Bullard touts his family's political ties as assets not to be ignored. Bush, also a teacher, served in the state House for 10 years. Both focus on education in their campaigns. And anyone who has lived in Florida for any length of time knows that education should be a higher priority, what with the gutting of state money (until Republicans realized school funding cuts mean losing votes at the ballot box). Bush also has been a stalwart defender of civil rights, active with several organizations. Of those three, Saunders stands out as best prepared to represent us in Senate District 39 because of his budget expertise, earned the hard way in Tallahassee when he was previously House Appropriations Committee chair. And, Saunders has proven he will not be a back-bencher even though Democrats are now in the minority (most recently, he served as House minority leader for two years, trying to maintain the focus on Keys and state priorities). Before his most recent six-year run in the House, he served in that body from 1986 to 1994. Saunders would be the first state senator from the Keys in decades, and that alone is reason for Monroe County Democrats to embrace him. Often, we at the end of the road get forgotten and our importance to Florida's tourism economy due to our unique marine and environmental assets cannot be understated. Saunders understands this; he gets lots of credit for getting $50 million in state money this year and perhaps another $150 million over the next three years for sewer construction to help cleanup our nearshore waters. We endorse Ron Saunders as the strongest candidate in the state Senate District 39 Democratic primary.Raschein most qualified for House District 120MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF RAMSAY KOVAL STATE SENATE HOUSE DISTRICT 120 STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAUNDERS RASCHEIN WARDMonroe County voters,along with voters in four other Florida counties,will get to enjoy early voting two weeks before the Aug.14 primary. Keys voters can visit one of the early voting sites starting Monday,July 30 and cast their ballots through Saturday,Aug.11. Early Voting sites will be open 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Here's the list of early voting sites:Supervisor of Elections Offices530 Whitehead St #101,Key West 490 63rd Street,oceanside,#130,Marathon 102050 Overseas Hwy.#137,Key Largo Public Libraries Big Pine Key Library (located in the Winn Dixie Plaza,213 Key Deer Blvd.) Islamorada Branch Library,U.S.Hwy.1,mile marker 81.7,Islamorada. VOTINGEarly voting begins Monday, July 30
Editorial:EndorsementsSaturday,July 28,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 7AHeavilin offers vision, fiscal acumen for clerk postKeys voters suffer from a surfeit of riches in the race to pick the next Clerk of Courts. Three of the four running in the Aug. 14 primary are experienced in finance and accounting. One is a Certified Public Accountant and head of internal audits for the Sheriff's Office. And three of the four bring fresh ideas, especially the application of technology to update and streamline clerk functions. The fifth candidate, Democrat Joe Allen, is not a serious candidate for Clerk of Court and his last-minute entry makes the real race for clerk a closed Republican primary among four challengers. Matt Gardi, for the past three years, has served as technology director in the Office of the State Attorney. He formerly served as an elected city councilman in Burlington, Vermont and at one time owned an internet caf in Key West.Stuart Kessler is a retired attorney and served 17 years as an elected school board member in a suburban district outside Philadelphia. And, more recently, has served on the Monroe County School Board's Audit and Finance Committee, where be brings a reputation for asking good, tough questions.Kevin Madok has worked in the clerk's finance department since 2004. Previously, he held a CPAlicense at a major accounting firm in another state.Amy Heavilin, chief financial officer for the Sheriff's Office for the past decade, is a Certified Public Accountant and chief internal auditor for the 600-member department, which has the largest budget of any constitutional officer in Monroe County government. Since one of the five major functions performed by the Clerk is to serve as chief auditor over county spending, Heavilin brings the strongest credentials and experience to that task. She's already helped implement conversion from old paper-driven record keeping to electronic documents files, reducing labor costs and waste. Agood example: the switch from paper traffic citations to electronic records only the Clerk's office has not yet implemented its end of this electronic document processing. Thus road patrol officers download the electronic record at substations where clerical staff then retype information onto paper documents that are carried to the clerk's office (where paper records are scanned using old-technology) for further processing. If elected, Heavilin said she'd convert the clerk's office to efficient electronic record processing. This will be an even more critical issue in 2013 when all 67 clerks offices statewide face a state Supreme Court deadline to convert all civil and criminal filings to electronic filing and retrieval. Gardi has made technology a priority as he campaigns (and he has the most experience in the technology sector). Madok and Kessler also address the importance of moving quickly to adopt technology solutions. Heavilin has already done this at the sheriff's office with electronic payroll systems, tracking lineitem spending for multiple departments, even an accounting system that scans inmate spending from the jail canteen. As CFO for the Sheriff's Department, she points with pride to her ninth consecutive year with a perfect score on the state's external audit. And that includes adhering to even tougher accounting rules governing nearly $22 million in federally-funded programs administered through her office. That's a high bar and Heavilin has managed to pass it nine years running. That's why we endorse her for Clerk of Court.Key Haven's Cranney-Gage experience edges challengerFor the first time in 20 years, a new voice will be seated in District 1 on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board with JoanLord Papy not seeking reelection. Three candidates want to replace her, including Republicans Jill Cranney-Gage of Key Haven and Maggie Gutierrez of Key West. Cranney-Gage is senior accountant at the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and administrator of the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District. Gutierrez runs her own law firm. Both say the Mosquito Control District's budget is priority No. 1 making sure taxpayers get the most bang for the buck. We agree. Smart spending along with environmental safety when it comes to chemicals should top the list of concerns at Mosquito Control, an agency that hasn't been a good steward of taxpayer money for years. Director Michael Doyle, who came on board in early 2011, has proposed an operating budget of $13.7 million for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 a budget funded in part by reserves due to past misspending by the former director and an acquiescent former board. Hearing both candidates say they would be watchdogs of the wallet and purse is refreshing considering how past boards rubberstamped the former director's spending sprees. Two years ago, the election changed the face of the Mosquito Control Board, with two new faces joining a chorus for fiscal responsibility. We believe the board should move forward with that agenda. Both Cranney-Gage and Gutierrez appear to be qualified candidates to serve on the Mosquito Control Board, but we lean toward CranneyGage because she deals every day with public finances at the Aqueduct Authority not a small task considering the $150-million-plus Lower Keys sewer construction project about to get under way. That's why we endorse her in the GOP primary. The winner faces Oliver Kofoid, a member of the Green Party, in the Nov. 6 general election.Root brings welcome fresh perspective to Skeeter postDemocrats have two candidates in the Aug. 14 primary running for the District 3 seat on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board, 16year incumbent Steve Smith and Timothy Root, a contractor. Both have lived in Key West for 23 years. Smith, a sales manager for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, no doubt knows mosquitoes and what it takes to control them after four four-year terms. He's a director of the Florida Mosquito Control Association and has schooled himself in the best ways to keep biting bugs at bay. Root is no stranger to government himself, having served on Key West's Historical Architectural Review Commission and now vice chairman of the city's Planning Board a key position considering all the city is going through in land-use issues, from the Peary Court naval housing complex to the Truman Waterfront development.We remain amazed the Mosquito Control District needs an elected board rather than being part of Monroe County government. But elected it is, and its two main charges are minimizing the mosquito population and doing so in a financially and environmentally responsible way. On the environment, we believe the board has done a good job. On the financials, not so much. Smith was part of the board's socalled Gang of Three voting bloc, along with Joan-Lord Papy (not running for re-election this year) and Bill Langstaff, who decided not to run for re-election two years ago. Lord-Papy has admitted to violating the Sunshine Law by contacting other commissioners about an issue coming before the board, even though that's illegal. And Langstaff admitted to homesteadexemption fraud. Smith, thankfully, has not been tainted by such legal issues.But he has been diminished by his past stand on the district's overblown budget and his unwavering support (along with Lord-Papy and Langstaff) of former district Director Ed Fussell. Fussell retired in January 2011 when he lost his 3-2 voting block. After 13 years at the helm, Fussell was replaced by Michael Doyle. Doyle seems a good fit and has developed a three-year plan to rein in the budget, now proposed at $13.7 million for 2012-13. Give Smith credit for supporting Doyle's hire. But Smith also earned a lot of blame for district overspending under Fussell's tenure, which covered 13 of Smith's 16 years on the board. It got so bad that the piper is still being paid, with reserves yet again being tapped to run day-to-day operations for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Smith also didn't oppose Fussell over a slap on the wrist for former district Superintendent Mike Spoto, who admitted giving district cell phones to family and friends and allowing the district to pay the bills. Ultimately, Spoto did three months in the county stockade and sued the district. Smith is inextricably tied to Fussell and, therefore, to many of the district's previous problems. Smith simply never said no to Fussell even though the director is employed by the board, not the other way around. Faced with a similar 3-2 voting impasse on the County Commission, voters cleaned house four years ago. Now it's time to cut those old ties that bind at Mosquito Control. We thank Smith for his years of service, but we endorse Root to face Republican Stephen Hammond in the Nov. 6 general election for District 3.Davidson deserves voter support; Griffiths best qualifiedVoters, regardless of party, will get a chance to vote in two school board races Aug. 14. In the District 3 race to replace Duncan Mathewson (who is not running for reelection), voters have five candidates vying for attention.Three of the five have been involved in school issues before; two are political newcomers with no history on school district issues. Ed Davidson, a Marathon dive shop owner and former chair of Florida Audubon, is by far the best prepared of the five to sit on the board. He's attended more school board meetings over the past two decades than anyone, except for incumbent Andy Griffiths (who is running in the District 2 matchup against two challengers). Davidson has been among the longest and loudest scolds preaching the need for financial transparency. And, if you care to look up minutes from long-ago meetings, you'll hear his repeated themes: school-based management, accountability, putting money in the classrooms, better pay and better regard for teaching professionals, along with frequent laments about top-heavy pay for too many school administrators. Key West educator John J. Welsh ran Key West High for 20 years and brings experience from 35 years as a Key West teacher and principal; Larry Murray, a Big Pine resident, is a former college professor who Mathewson booted off the district's audit and finance committee. That leaves the two political newbies: Michael Cunningham, a Ramrod Key resident who chairs the Fishermen's Hospital trustee board and is executive director of the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center. And, Big Pine resident Mark Peterson, a retired attorney from Chicago making his first bid for public office in the Keys. With all the serious issues that lie ahead, Davidson is best prepared and most knowledgeable on school issues. And, his focus on where the money goes is not a Johnny-come-lately campaign tactic. He's been fighting that battle for years in repeat appearances before the school board. In the District 2 race, veteran board member Griffiths faces his first serious challenge in some years. Yvette Mira-Talbott, a Key West High grad and mom whose three daughters graduated from Key West schools, is the teacher's union candidate, endorsed by the same group that supported Randy Acevedo and bitterly opposed former superintendent John Padget. Howard Hubbard is a retired corporate lawyer being helped by Joan Lord Papy, who is stepping down from the Mosquito Control Board after serving there for 20 years. He lost an earlier bid for a seat on the mosquito control board two years ago. Griffiths, running for his sixth term, has to defend his record, getting blamed for everything from the Acevedo scandal to the district's budget crunch. Of course, he's not the only member of the board during these tumultuous times. And many forget he was the critical swing vote in previous policy disputes between Acevedo and the board, even between Padget and previous boards. Former school board member Debra Walker and Duncan Mathewson were staunch supporters of the embattled Acevedo. John Dick and former board member Steve Pribramsky challenged Acevedo repeatedly on finances, spending and financial transparency. Griffiths was the swing vote caught in the middle. In the end, as board chair Griffiths did go to the State Attorney with information that wound up in indictments against Acevedo and his wife, Monique (who is serving an eight-year prison term for theft and fraud of district funds). In the District 2 contest, Griffiths is by far the best qualified. And he's got the scars to prove that baptism by fire is better preparation than anything his two challengers offer, especially since Hubbard and Mira-Talbott have seldom even attended a school board meeting before announcing their run. As the district turns over a new leaf, with a newly-hired superintendent expected to start Aug. 1, voters can illafford the steep learning curve evidenced by his two opponents, who demonstrate little understanding of the complex financial issues the district faces. We urge voters to return Griffiths to the District 3 post, and to elect Davidson in the District 2 contest. DAVIDSON GRIFFITHSMONROE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CLERK OF COURTS MOSQUITO CONTROL BOARD DISTRICT 1 MOSQUITO CONTROL BOARD DISTRICT 3 HEAVILIN CRANNEY-GAGE ROOT Saunders term-limited out and running for the Senate District 39, she said it's the right time to seek the seat herself. Doing so could mean a huge pay cut House members earn just $29,687 per year but Raschein said she wanted to run for office in "the most unique district geographically" in the state. McPherson said he spent most of his first campaign trying to establish Keys contacts outside his native Key West and in Miami-Dade County. Monroe's population makes up just more than half the district's population, which is roughly 133,000. "We're going back to our basics, which is grassroots. The second time is always easier in that you've created relationships," he said. Both candidates say one of their main issues is fighting windstorm insurance premium hikes at the hands of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state's insurer of last resort McPherson says he brought the much-talkedabout idea for a Keysspecific insurance company to County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Mayor David Rice. He said the three "went over a proposal with [United Kingdombased brokerage house Willis Insurance] of the overall concept of the windstorm plan that I have." In May, Saunders and members of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe introduced the idea to then-Citizens President Tom Grady. It would mean starting a company that is essentially owned by its policyholders. Raschein said another main issue for her is continuing to work to secure state grants for Keys sewer construction. The state Cabinet in May finalized the first $50 million of a 2009 $200 million authorization. "Windstorm and wastewater, those are the two major issues. Otherwise, I think we need to be promoting ourselves a bit more. We bring a bunch of tax money to the state and we need a voice in Tallahassee that will represent us," she said. McPherson said state education reform would be his other main focus if elected. "The most important thing is that we stop putting primary focus on [standardized] tests. We need to take our kids and teachers out of the box [and] get back to a simple measuring device," he said. The Republican primary winner will face Democrat Ian Whitney, president of the Key West Innkeepers Association, in the Nov. 6 general election. House members serve two years.Both fighting Citizen's ratesFrom House,4AEARLY VOTINGbegins July 30Early Voting sites will be open8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.Mon.through Sat.
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In the Florida Keys, it can be difficult to be stylish. The heat and high humidity are not complimentary to getting dressed up. And our testosteroneinfused pastimes don't exactly inspire creativity in fashion. It isn't out of the ordinary to spend an afternoon at a community event, take a boat ride to enjoy the sunset and then end up at a restaurant for dinner and drinks. The secret to a fashionable Keys wardrobe is versatility, owning great basics, buying colorful on-trend accessories and finding comfortable, yet stylish shoes. Living an active lifestyle means being ready for anything so your Florida Keys wardrobe needs to have versatility. Not only do we want to look stylish, but we also need to be able to get in and out of a boat without a problem. Look for pieces that can be dressed up or down taking you from the boat with a bathing suit cover-up, out to dinner with friends. Investing in great basics is the foundation to any stylish wardrobe. Look for pieces that fit and flatter your body. Wardrobe basics should include fitted shorts, a few colorful fitted shirts, a long maxi dress, two to three colorful jersey dresses, a fitted jacket in a neutral color (such as tan, black or navy), a nice black dress and a great pair of jeans. Next, add colorful, ontrend accessories such as scarves, jewelry and bags. This season's hottest fashion trends include: 1. Embrace neon. Neon and bright colored pieces such as pink, orange, and yellow are in this season. Don't be afraid of color: wear a pink dress with a bright yellow scarf. When shopping, look for bright colored accessories to add to the great basics you already own. 2. Color-block your look. Create this by pairing two complementary colors such as yellow and purple or blue and orange. You can do this by adding a jacket or handbag to your outfit in a color on the opposite side of the color wheel, or be bold and wear a red top with a yellow skirt. 3. Wear contrasting patterns together. As long as the base color of the two patterns is the same, go for it. Think long navy striped maxi dress paired with a navy floral scarf. 4. Pair colorful accessories such as a bright bag, statement necklaces and sandals with neutral shorts and top or a black dress. In addition, here in the Keys comfortable shoes are a must. Try wedges for a more dressed-up look and lots of bright colored sandals and flip-flips. Look for a few neutral-colored shoes and then buy lots of color. Shoes are a great way to add color to your outfit. Check out the following affordable Keys boutiques for creating your fashionable Florida Keys wardrobe. Miss Monroe Boutique in Plantation Key, mile marker 88.5 bayside find fun, flirty frocks in patterns and on-trend colors, a wide-selection of jewelry, and unique sandals and shoes to complete your look. Waters Edge Gift Cottage in Key Largo, mile marker 95, bayside Great styles in a variety of sizes and colors with a fabulous selection of dresses, jeans and accessories. This boutique also offers amazing housewares and gifts. Christina's Boutique in Marathon (between Bealls and Office Depot) This boutique offers great colorful handbags, a variety of jewelry, cosmetics and sandals. Wanderlust in Key West, 310 Petronia St. Find ethnically inspired beachwear and dresses, local, hand-made jewelry, colorful scarves and a great selection of fashionable sandals. Oh yeah, and they sell some fantastic local art. Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM SATURDAY,JULY 28,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 8B COLORFUL Green Living goes gaga for color with these outdoor mats fashioned from remnants in manufacturing flip-flops, 2B CHEERS Fusion,curries,oriental add spice to Key Largo's Food and Wine Festival as chefs expand Keys cuisine offerings, 6B B Sports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & EntertainmentKeys wardrobes demand flexibilityTips on dressing for work, play with creativityCONCH STYLELeah Maki is a fashion-obsessed style blogger who loves statement pieces,red lipstick,flirty frocks and anything vintage.She's an avid shopper in Florida Keys boutiques. More of her fashion advice can be found on her style blog: LeahsFabulousFinds.com.Follow her on Twitter.com/LeahsFabFinds or Facebook.com/LeahsFabFinds,or contact her at email@example.com. Her column,Conch Style,will appear every-other week in The Reporter and Keynoter MAKI Colorful Tory Burch inspired handbags ($49) from Christina's Boutique in Marathon.Photos by LEAH MAKIBy LEAH MAKIKeynoter ContributorWanderlust boutique in Key West carries a great selection of women's clothing and accessories.Tennis life spans three generationsThe bop-bop of tennis hung in the muggy air at Bayview Park one morning this week. On one of the courts, giving lessons as he has for three decades, was a tall angular man whose energy belied his 57 years. Amid a clutter of yellow Wilson balls as random as Easter eggs, Paul Findlay, the City of Key West's tennis pro since 1982, hit hard forehands across the net toward his students, 80-year-old Jean Carper and 78-year-old Blake Hunter neither of whom flinched. "Good shot," Findlay called out, and then, to Carper, added, "If he hits it that wide, you have to come to the alley." Findlay's son and assistant watched his father from behind a fence. "He thinks he's 20 years old ... or at least he still runs around like he's 20 years old," Yann Findlay, 26, said. Paul Findlay's half of the court was not shaded, and he sweated freely. He apologized for his mistakes "I didn't mean to hit it that low" and relished goodnaturedly in his good shots "Yes! Yes! Right up the middle for a winner!" (He didn't seem to be bothered by three knuckles that he broke falling off a rope swing above a waterfall while vacationing recently in Laos.)Carper, an author, and Hunter, a former TVproducer, returned shots with a learned crispness, easily belying their own ages. "He's fabulous," Carper said of Findlay during a water break. "He's unbelievable, the best I've ever seen. We have improved how much, Blake? a thousand percent." "Absolutely," Hunter said. After the session ended with a spirited game of doubles (Yann had joined in), Findlay went into the pro shop a rectangular room adorned with posters and a display of for-sale rackets and looked back on a life in tennis.Born in Lawton, Okla., where he first played the game at age 6, he grew up in Jefferson City, Mo., and went to Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C., where he was on the tennis team. He came to Key West in 1979 to visit friends Perk Larsen and Paul Quick, who were the city tennis pros. He worked for them and also tended bar. "It was very easy to live here then," Findlay said from beneath a bristly mustache, "but it was kinda the wild West. It was the beginning of the bubba [drug] busts, a free-sprited place. And there were a lot of good tennis players." In his first years in Key West, he met a French woman, and soon he and Yolande were married in France. After that, they lived in Texas before returning to Key West in 1981. "When we came back, Bayview Park was empty," he recalled With the help of Randy Sterling, who was the city's parks and recreation director, and Terry Doughtry, who was also with the city, Findlay was hired in 1982 as the city's tennis pro. He's been at Bayview ever since, maintaining the courts and giving lessons at $60 an hour.Aformer tennis coach at Key West High School (his daughter Hannah played number one singles when he was there), Findlay relates well with players of all ages. "I like seeing people like Jean and Blake running around and having a good time," he said. "And I like watching kids develop. I'm teaching the third generation of some families here. That's the real joy of it. Tennis is a very positive activity and most of the kids I've taught have gone on to be successful in whatever they do." While Findlay was away earlier this month in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam (his hobbies are traveling, travel photography and fishing), Yann held forth at the shop and oversaw the courts, which are full with boisterous doubles players in the morning and after dusk under the lights.Yann, who played tennis at Key West High and Flagler College, was also the main Ralph Lauren model for the U.S. Open for five years. "He'd kill me," Paul Findlay said when asked how he would fare against his son in a serious match, "And I don't want to get hurt."Bayview Park's teaching pro began in 1982By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorTENNISPhoto by BERT BUDDEPaul Findlay and his son,Yann,in the pro shop at Bayview Park. Permit closure ends Tuesday in KeysThe first-ever closed season on harvesting permit in most Florida Keys waters ends on July 31.During the three-month closure that runs May through July, anglers in the Special Permit Zone in the Keys have been limited to release-only fishing for permit.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission created the permit zone and new closed season last year to protect permit, considered one of the "big three" backcountry game fish along with bonefish and tarpon.Beginning Aug. 1, anglers can keep the one legal-size permit per day, with a boat maximum of two fish. Permit must be more than 22 inches fork length to be harvested. Fishermen must use only hook-and-line gear to catch permit in state water. In adjacent federal waters, legal-size permit may be speared but the one-fish limit applies. The Special Permit Zone covers waters south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast, and south of Cape Sable on the Gulf coast."Permit is among the greatest fish we have in the Keys," former FWC chairman Rodney Barreto said during discussions on the rules.Flats guides say that anglers come to the Keys from throughout the world to try to catch a permit on fly. The Keys'combination of shallow waters and a decent permit population make the islands one of the few places where fly-fishing for permit is feasible. Size and catch limits for permit are different outside the Special Permit Zone. See the website: MyFWC.com .Release-only zone runs May to JulyFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSFootball practices can begin Aug. 6The fall sports season at Florida Keys high schools arrives Aug. 6 for many prep athletes.Preseason practice for football and other fall sports officially can begin on that date under Florida High School Athletic Association rules."We've had a great summer for our conditioning program, and we can't wait to get out on the field," Coral Shores head football coach Ed Holly said Wednesday. Football programs at Marathon High School and Key West High School also open Aug. 6. Other fall high-school sports swimming, volleyball, cross country and golf also can start practice Aug. 6, but may wait until closer to the Aug. 20 start of the school year. Schedule detailsCoaches remind: Athletes must have physicalsKEYS FOOTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Football,2B
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DOWN 1Carpenter,at times 2Herseys bell town 3Crucial topic 4Puts right 5Seasonal sprite 6Judged,with up 71944 Italian beachhead 8Dramatic decline 9Fleecy meadow grazers 10Long for11Island group near Fiji1270s-80s Red Sox star Dwight 13Collagesnovelist 14Invoice add-on 15Lido Shuffle singer Boz 16Website entry point 17Welcoming sight? 18Saucy behavior 24Canberra colleges 29Human being 30Also 34Also 35One might dangle from your neck 37Adjective for Adenauer 39Encourages 41Ancient adder 42Baseball div. 43A __:logicians term 44Pinup Hayworth 46Skedaddles 47__ we forget 50Advantage 51Plymouth Colony settler 53Roughing-it spot 54About 60Destroy 62Uncalled-for 64Composer Dvork et al. 66Critical threshold 67Least busy 68Beaux __:noble deeds70Opposite of improvise72Bobby __ 74Early Shirley role 77Island band The __ Men 79Folded food 82Fix,as software 84Where to find the anther 86Inner:Pref.88Outrageously wicked89Symbol of Prohibition era lawlessness90Face-covering game92Sold 93Loses steam 96Mg.and kg.100Chase scene sounds101Niagara Falls prov. 103Source of the Mississippi 104Looking up 10650s blast,briefly 107Uncanny109Austrian singer Lenya110More virtuous 112Dais VIP 113Bed intruders 116Weightlifters rep 119Mont Blanc,e.g. 120Itinerary word 122Intl.broadcasting initials Crossword solutionSolution to the July 25 puzzle. "Dog Days Of Summer"Solution in the August 1 Keynoter Amberjack closure in Gulf ends Aug. 1Atwo-month closure on greater amberjack in Gulf waters ends Wednesday, Aug. 1. NOAAFisheries service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set the June 1 through July 31 closure to help the species rebuild. State jurisdiction extends nine nautical miles from shore; past that, federal fisheries rules apply. NOAAmanagement guides signaled the twomonth closure rule for takings of greater amberjack would "reduce the likelihood of exceeding the recreational quota" while minimizing "the length of in-season quota closures during peak recreational fishing months." Amberjack are found throughout Florida's offshore marine environment. The species is very strongly associated with wrecks and artificial reefs in waters that exceed 60 feet in depth. Amberjack swim in schools and feed on baitfish, squid and crabs. Commonly used baitfish species include blue runners, pinfish, pigfish, grunts, cigar minnows and sand perch.NOAA says break helps stock recoverFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSwere pending at press time. Island Christian School opens volleyball practice Aug. 13; no information on football was available. Coaches are urging all high-school athletes to have their paperwork, especially physical exams, completed in time for the first practice. "Nobody steps on the field without a physical," Holly said. Aphysical exam for school athletes is good for a year, so returning players who received a physical for winter or spring sports last school term should be covered. Proof of the physical will be required, along with other liability and insurance forms. Several programs require an athlete "contract," pledging to abide by established guidelines. "We encourage studentathletes who have not picked up a packet to stop by the school office and get one," said Key West athletic director Neda Preston. Athletes who need a physical exam to participate in fall sports are responsible for arranging it. There are no group exams planned before Aug. 6.Key West High School held a session for athletic physicals before school ended for summer, Preston said. Coral Shores traditionally held a similar day for physicals in the spring, but none was scheduled this year due to lack of demand, Hurricane athletic director Rich Russell said.Coral Shores head trainer Adam Bort handles the physical-exam paperwork. Bort can be contacted at the high school. If a student-athlete needs a physical and cannot afford it, the student should contact coaches. "We may be able to make alternative arrangements," Russell said.Pick up packet'From Football,1BAlittle recycling can't hurt your feetE-The Environmental Magazine reports out on some summertime accessories that look good and save energy at the same time. Vivaterra.com sells a multi-colored outdoor mat that's made from remnants in the manufacture of rubber flip flops. Called "Flip Flop Door Mats," they range in price from $29-$95. E-magazine reviewers report the mats are "virtually indestructible," and they certainly feel better underfoot than some of the riverrock mats making their appearance in outdoor garden shops of late. To learn more, check out www.vivaterra.com At little higher up the price scale, dedicated green living folks might check out The Edmond Outdoor Chair ($899) from Thrive Home Furnishings. It's part of a stylish midcentury modern collection that relies on equal parts eco-friendly manufacturing and comfort. The stainless steel frame makes it element-resisting, along with a Sunbrella fabric in green. These chairs (like all the company's furniture) are made in Los Angeles, where they certainly know something about surviving the sun. To learn more, check out www.thrivefurniture.comRemnants make flip flop mat soft underfoot GREEN LIVING 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.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 centerhosting workshopThe Florida Keys Area Health Education Center in partnership with the Health Foundation of South Florida is sponsoring a six-week workshop promoting health and wellness self-management. 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. 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Leadership: Actions speak louderthan wordsI heard an intriguing comment recently: "I have great leadership skills, but people skill, not so much." Which led me to the question: Can you be a good leader let alone a great one without having people skills? If you buy in to one of my favorite definitions of leadership, "the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal," then the answer to the above question would be no. You cannot be a great leader, or even a good one, without people skills. Here are some common misconceptions about leadership: Myth: Bosses are automatically good leaders. This is an easy one to debunk. All we need to do is look at our own work experience to recognize that some bosses couldn't lead people out of a burning building. Myth: Leaders always get their way. I had my own personal rude awakening when I was chairman of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Oh, the marvelous and wonderful things I would accomplish single handedly through my innovative and dynamic leadership. Then reality set in, shortly after 12 other innovative and dynamic leaders sat down at the table for our first board meeting. Leadership is not about "me," "I," "me" or "mine." It's getting others to share your vision and then get them to act on it, because vision without action is merely theoretical. Regardless whether the organization is a nonprofit or a business, the same underlying premise holds true: It's about buy-in, motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. Aboss can always get his way; in some places, that's called "dictatorship," not leadership. But unless his people are motivated to reach those goals, a boss who dictates what will and will not happen can lead to loss of productivity, greater turnover and absenteeism, a decline in customer service or quality, or all of the above. Myth: Leadership is all about knowledge. Acommon tragedy in business is the employee who is promoted to a leadership position based on the fact that he was excellent at his previous job. It should go without saying that a superior salesman may not make an equally superior sales manager. And to assume that an excellent sales manager will magically turn into a great leader is equally wishful. Myth: Each group or team has only one leader, and that's the woman at the front of the room. Absolutely untrue. So what if you're sitting halfway down the table or at the back of the room lead from where you are. Use your people skills to say, "These are all really great ideas and I'd love to get into those more once we resolve the earlier issue." Or: "Would it be possible to hear what everyone thinks about this?" Or even (maybe especially): "If you don't have an agenda for the meeting yet, I'd be glad to create one for you." Myth: Leaders are born, not made. This is silly on the face of it. Infants are pretty much all about self-gratification and exploration. It's only after they have matured in their environment that they can demonstrate any leadership abilities. And yes, some start early, but even so, they are created in the crucible of their experience. What do you think makes a good leader? Let me know. Drop me a line at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you. After nearly seven years as the president of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, Jackie Harder retired to pursue her own business, Key Dynamics Coaching and Consulting Inc. of Key Largo. She is a graduate of the Core Essentials Program of CoachInc., and a member of the International Coach Federation and the International Association of Coaches. Call 451-9295 or e-mail Jackie@key-dynamics.com with questions about coaching or for a complementary session.Buy-in comes when everyone shares a goalCOACHING Saturday,July 28,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com NOTICE OFMEETINGFLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYUNION NEGOTIA TION SESSION Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY 1100 Kennedy Drive 2nd Floor Conference Room Key West, FL33040The purpose of the Negotiation Session is to discuss issues relative to collective bargaining and the negotiation of a revised contract for Communication Workers of America, Local 3177. For additional information contact Karen M. Rodriguez, Director of Human Resources, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-2210 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org MARKETPLACE RECENT REAL ESTATE SALESSALES vs. LAST YEAR: 130 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period July 15, 2012 July 21, 2012. Key PricePriceDays Listing Office, Selling Office, AddressListedSoldListedListing AgentSelling Agent Big Coppit Key 39 Ed Swift Rd.$100,000$75,000112Int ernet Rlty of the Fl. Keys/Christopher RadyC onch Realty/Dasha RayBig Pine Key 30930 Delgado Ln.$199,000$195,00075Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen HaackRose Dell & Assoc./Rose Dell 29162 Camellia Ln.$259,000$240,000111Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti NicklessC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata, Jim Sharpe 31875 Overseas Hwy.$599,000$550,000100Century 21 Schwartz Rlty/David LunsfordCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty/David Lunsford 2320 Palm Beach Rd.$199,900$182,50052Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Dominic GuarinoC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata, Jim SharpeCudjoe Key 20966 2nd Ave.$725,000$585,000316Paradise Real Estate KW/Barbara AndersonKeyIsle Realty/Sunnie Sanlorenzo 701 Spanish Main Dr.$189,000$165,000208Dolberry Realty and Mgmt./Cindi DolberryWaterfront Keys Rlty./Trish Brummer Blackbeard Ln.$135,000$95,00089Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy PrumoAmerican Caribbean R.E./Sandra TuttleKey Colony Beach 541 12th St.$795,000$775,000331Key Colony Beach Rlty./Roy HaaseIsland Breeze Rlty./David Grego 711 & 701 9th St.$640,000$560,000100 Island Breeze Rlty./D. Grego, L. G oodwinColdw ell Banker Schmitt/Franco D'AscanioKey Haven 15 Evergreen Ave.$1,075,000$990,000261Preferred Properties/Elizabeth EliotICAMCO Real Estate Inc./Peter BattyKey Largo 101 Guilford Ct.$399,999$365,0001283Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Gloria WaltersColdwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Alina Davis 113 Coastal Dr.$2,200,000$1,900,000285Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Sharon NymanCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Sharon Nyman 213 Humpty Dumpty Dr.$265,000$240,000279K eys Country Realty & Dev./Carol Betts Keller Marr Properties/Terry Canto 8 Pelican Rd.$375,000$375,000279Moorings Realty/S. Ashmore, A. LindmarColdwell Banker Scmitt/Wilson / Barroso 389 Laguna Ave.$769,000$757,465190Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsOutside Of MLS 97501 Overseas Hwy.$380,000$380,000142Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Robert ValenzuelaShoreline Properties/Natalia Boblitt 200 Sunset Harbor-Week 43 $12,500$11,900958Sea Winds Rlty./Donald HeislerSea Winds Realty/Donald HeislerKey West 717 White St.$299,000$275,000472Southernmost Rlty/de Mier, BirminghamTruman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt 1223 Margaret St.$895,000$780,000317Preferred Properties/Corinne HeldPreferred Properties/Corinne Held 1424 Von Phister St.$1,675,000$1,612,000314Truman & Co./Lynn KaufeltC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 315 Virginia St.$260,000$260,000308Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsPr udential Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 3389 Eagle Ave.$340,000$320,000267Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen GomezColdwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen Gomez 315 Elizabeth St.$400,000$473,000141Paradise R.E. in KW/Barbara AndersonParadise Real Estate/Barbara Anderson 193 Golf Club Dr.$620,000$570,000140Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor MusmannoColdwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo 14 Kestral Way$250,000$250,000115Compass Realty Branch/Robin MitchellCompass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell 916 Frances St.$282,150$260,00099Conch Realty/Dasha RayRE/MAX Southernmost/James Hogan 48 11th Ave.$194,900$200,00064Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerSchwartz Property Sales/Jimmy Lane 1119 Varela St.$389,900$426,00059Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E./Rick LivelyC oldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 202 Southard St.$469,000$440,00062Compass Realty/Megan BehmkeRlty Exec utives Fla Keys/Karen Taporowski 101 Front St.$719,000$650,00058Compass Realty/Megan BehmkeCompass Realty/Megan BehmkeLittle Torch Key 28561 Dirk Rd.$279,900$279,000246Dolberry Realty & Mgmt./Deirdre PraughtKeyIsle Realty/Karen Chesley 680 La Fitte Rd.$299,900$313,00078Sellstate Island Properties/Melva WagnerSchwartz Property Sales/Rhonda WilliamsLower Matecumbe Key 8 Sukoshi Ln.$399,000$385,0001043Moorings Realty/Tom KavneyMoorings Realty/Tom KavneyMarathon 321 25th St.$134,879$134,879494Pr udential Knight & Gardner/Audrey RichterA merican Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle 11 Sombrero Blvd.$200,000$170,000157Coldwell Banker Schmitt /Rick ServaisKey Colony Beach Rlty./Lynn Goodwin 7770 Gulfstream Blvd.$939,000$850,000363Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Robin Kluck Exit Realty Fla Keys/P. Morgan Hill, P. Nardone 301 A Sombrero Beach Rd. $488,000$433,0002American Caribbean R.E./Karen CooperAmerican Caribbean R.E./Karen Cooper 11133 2nd Ave.$170,000$145,000314American Caribbean R.E./Kathryn RummeryKey Colony Beach Rlty./Lynn Goodwin 1276 92nd St.$465,000$425,00064American Caribbean R.E./Kathryn RummeryAmerican Caribbean R.E./Sandra TuttlePlantation Key 106 Gumbo Limbo Rd.$325,000$315,0001012Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Carroll WalshColdwell Banker Schmitt/Charlotte Porter Mockingbird Rd.$450,000$270,000711Realty World Freewheeler/Jude LindbackIsland Equity R.E./Terri Bodker 171 Bougainvillea St.$159,500$140,000468Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa FrinsCentury 21 Schwartz Rlty./Bruce HornRamrod Key Lot 8-9 Trinidad Rd.$99,000$65,000258Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Ruth PasqualeColdwell Banker Schmitt/Dave WileySaddlebunch Key 43 Palm Dr.$158,000$145,00070Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom GroomsKeys Real Estate Sales/Maria SanchezSugarloaf Key 17161 Starfish Ln.$1,100,000$915,000372Century 21 Schwartz Rlty./Daniel UrbanRose Dell & Assoc./Maryanne Moody 19991 Overseas Hwy.$975,000$825,000197Internet Realty of the Fla Keys/G. MaclarenPr udential Knight & Gardner/Knight, GardnerWindley Key 109 Anglers Way$499,900$465,000442Ocean Sotheby's/Daniels, Bagnell ThalerAmerican Caribbean R.E./John Vlad HARDERENVIRONMENT Beach exploration turns up nature's little surprisesWhat is that dark green or brown stuff all over the beach? The material, usually in a line where the waves roll in, is known as beach wrack. When first setting eyes on wrack, you may think it is only dried, dying seaweed. But it is very much alive and filled with sea organisms that are essential to beach life and the creatures that live there. Marine organisms that wash up with this wrack are an important part of a beach ecosystem. Tiny crabs, sea cucumbers, seeds and pods are only a few of the things you can find in wrack. Once, while walking the shore at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys, I found a brown hamburger bean. That's right, a hamburger bean. It is circular in shape, like a marble, with a thick brown or black line that goes around its center. On each side of the thick line the color is a lighter brown, making it look like a hamburger bun. These little beans are from tropical rain forests and are native to the West Indies and western Africa. Can you believe the things we find on Florida beaches travel that far? Another neat little treasure I found in beach wrack was on St. Augustine Beach just a few weeks ago. While pushing my toes through the wrack I spotted a purse crab. These crabs get their name because female purse crabs have a purse-like chamber for holding their eggs. The little crabs live in shallow, sandy environments like beaches and are often found washed ashore in wrack. Beach wrack eventually gets pushed high on shore because of the tides. When the tides go out, the grasses start to dry and die. Dying grasses bring all sorts of life to the beach. As the grasses die, fungi and other organisms attract tiny species like beetles, beach hoppers, ghost crabs and more. These small insects and crabs become food for shorebirds. Dunlin sandpipers and other shorebirds migrate thousands of miles a year and depend on wrack during their journey for food. Without wrack and the organisms that live in it, the birds can die. Not only can you find neat sea critters, shells, seeds and birds near beach wrack, but wrack is also the first stage in forming sand dunes. Sand dunes are natural barriers against wind and water, and prevent erosion. They form when wrack starts to collect blowing sand. As sand and other plant material collect in the wrack, the plant material can start to sprout and root. This continual process is how dunes form. So now you know that beach wrack isn't just icky seaweed that sits on the shore; it is a beautiful ecosystem important to the beach and beach life, as well as a place for unique finds and hours of curiosity. Have fun searching the wrack. Jessica Therriault works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Amidst flotsam discover seeds, purse crabsBy JESSICA THERRIAULTDying seaweed often traps marine organisms and other flotsam that finds its way to our beaches. Shells are ever popular,but don't overlook seed pods found amid the litter.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday,July 28,2012 Company unveils nano-size batteryPeter Cabauy, chief operating officer of City Labs, showed off the commercially-viable betavoltaic power supply developed by his company in Homestead.The power cell generates electricity using a layer of the radioactive-element tritium mounted onto a semiconductor. Cabauy said it can supply energy for several years without maintenance. Applications include biotechnological implants such as pacemakers as well as other hard to access devices in industry and defense. The NanoTritium can travel into enemy territory, plunge to the bottom of the ocean and even settle into the human heart. And it keeps going, even through extreme temperatures and vibration, for 20 years or more, he said. Just the size of an adult's thumb, NanoTritium is a different kind of battery and now it's available commercially. Homestead-based City Labs, the small hightech company that created NanoTritium, says it's the first time such a power source has gone on sale to end-users most likely companies that don't have specialized training or separate regulatory approval. Florida International University alum Peter Cabauy and University of Miami alum Denset Serralta add that their low-power battery can be used to run micro-electronics anywhere that's hard, dangerous or expensive to reach. Think: sensors on deepwater oil drills, in medical devices implanted into the body, even hidden in a wall in a spy hangout. In fact, the company is already looking at military applications for its product: City Labs has been awarded a $1 million Air Force contract for a higher-power, customized battery. (Cabauy said he couldn't discuss specifics of the lab's military contract.)"Basically they can be used for items like sensors where you cannot maintain them but you need them to be operating for a long time," said Serralta, chief technology officer of City Labs. The device is expected to be valued in the "couple thousand dollar range" at first, Cabauy said, but the price should go down as the company produces more of the devices.What makes the NanoTritium so resistant and longlasting is the way it's made. This is a betavoltaic power source, meaning it's powered by a radioactive element. Whereas normal batteries are powered by chemical processes, the NanoTritium is powered by physical processes of one of the most benign radioisotopes: tritium. Another way to think about betavoltaics is to think of a solar cell, said University of Miami Professor Joshua Kohn, a materials physicist, who is not involved in the project. But instead of absorbing photons from the sun to create energy, betavoltaics absorb radioactive particles, he said. Kohn called the idea of a commercially-available betavoltaic "intriguing." "I'm skeptical it will be a market-maker, but it certainly has some niches it could fill," he said. "It's an old idea that goes back to the 50s and 60s, and I guess it was abandoned back then because they had to use a more dangerous material, he said. That's not an issue with tritium, which is already used to make exit signs and divers watches glow. The electrons it emits can be stopped by something as flimsy as a sheet of paper. "If you go on the Metrorail, I counted about 100 [exit] signs through all the stations. And they [each] have, oh, about 20 times the amount of tritium [as the battery], and it's in gaseous form," said Cabauy, CEO of City Labs.The tritium in NanoTritium is solid, "so even if this gets broken or punctured, it all stays inside," he said.Cabauy and Serralta didn't originally set out to create such a battery. With few high-tech jobs available in South Florida, they first set out to create a company that could provide science and engineering students with employment. "FIU, the University of Miami, they're graduating thousands of engineers and scientists, and they get out and there aren't jobs," said Cabauy, who has a PhD in applied physics from the University of Michigan. "We looked at this and we said, We have to do something. We love Miami. We have to be here.'?"Fueled by private investors including Alex Aguila, cofounder of Dell subsidiary Alienware Corporation City Labs currently has five fulltime employees. Cabauy lobbied FIU officials to develop the Office of Entrepreneurial Science, which provided office space. Next, he and Serralta went looking for a problem that needed solving. "Being an engineer, scientist, the community starts to talk," Cabauy said. "We were actively looking for problems that we could solve. So we didn't fall in love with, Oh we have the technology here for a battery.'We fell in love with the problem. And we knew that there was a need for long-lived, low-power that can withstand extreme temperatures."With a problem defined, Cabauy did what any good scientist would: research. That's how Larry Olsen, who has a PhD in physics, came onto the scene. Trolling Spanish online forums, Cabauy read about Olsen's work on betavoltaic batteries in the 1970s, when Olsen helped created a betavoltaic power source strong enough to power pacemakers. Doctors from Uruguay marveled online that in many cases, the medical devices outlasted the patients. Atypical pacemaker, powered by lithium, usually lasts only about 10 years, Cabauy said. That means the patient has to undergo expensive, invasive surgery to replace the device's battery. City Labs which by this time, had begun moving to a business incubator in Homestead tracked down Olsen and brought him on as a contractor at first, and later pulled him out of retirement to become the company's director of research. "The idea intrigued me," Olsen said. "When this came up, it really was an exciting possibly." Olsen's battery never became mass-produced because lithium batteries came on scene shortly after his was invented. Olsen also was using a more radioactive element, which meant its encasing needed to be bulkier to make it safe. Since Olsen's work in the 1970s, the power needed to run devices has gone down dramatically, he said, making products like the NanoTritium possible. City Labs'battery produces nanowatts of power, which means it isn't strong enough to power a cell phone or laptop. It took Olsen's expertise, money scrapped together from family, friends and investors, years of research and volumes of regulatory paperwork to develop the NanoTritium. The battery is only currently available in "engineering" quantities up to 1,000 a year, Cabauy said. They're assembled in the company's small Homestead lab, where the ventilation system rumbles non-stop. "I think the time is right," Olsen said. "What we're doing, I think, is really quite viable."Applications could include pacemakersBy CHRISTINA VEIGAThe Miami Herald TECHNOLOGYI think the time is right.What we're doing,I think,is really quite viable.' Larry Olsen,City Labs States cracking down on welfare abuseTaking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers'money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino gambling, tattoos and strippers. "If you're not abusing the program, then you should really have no problem with these reforms," said state Rep. Shaunna O'Connell, a Republican pushing for restrictions in Massachusetts. While the crackdown has strong populist appeal in Democratic and GOP states alike in this era of tight budgets and tea party demands for fiscal discipline, advocates for the poor argue that the restrictions are based on stereotypes about people on welfare, and they say the notion of any widespread abuse is a myth. Most people on public assistance, they contend, are single mothers struggling just to get by. The movement has been spurred in part by Congress. Under legislation signed by President Barack Obama in February to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, welfare recipients are barred from using their cash assistance in strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores. States must change their own laws to conform by 2014.Psychic readingsFrom Arizona to Maine, states have been going even further on their own, adopting or considering legislation to block the use of benefits for other items deemed frivolous. Among them: porn, cruises and psychic readings. In the past 12 years, at least 10 states passed laws restricting welfare purchases (including Florida), three of them this year, while at least 14 others are proposing similar legislation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Around 4.4 million people received about $30 billion in cash assistance in fiscal year 2011 through the federal-state welfare program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. States set their own eligibility requirements. (An estimated 44.7 million people received food stamps, and that program has long barred people from using their benefits to buy anything other than certain foods.) Welfare recipients are issued their benefits via Electronic Benefit Transfer, or EBT, cards, which can be used like debit cards to buy things or to withdraw cash from ATMs. Some states have barred the use of the cards to buy certain prohibited products; others have banned cash purchases of such items, too. But cash transactions are all but impossible to police. To make it more difficult for welfare recipients to withdraw cash and spend it on banned items, states such as California and Washington have reprogrammed ATMs inside certain businesses to automatically reject welfare benefit cards.Jail timeDepending on the state, welfare recipients who violate the rules can face jail time, the loss of their benefits and fines ranging from $25 in Washington to $2,000 in Maine. Merchants can be fined or lose their business licenses. Some of the states that have joined the trend say they have no figures yet on violations. Supporters of the stricter laws have seized on media investigations that have uncovered potential abuses. California, for example, enacted laws to prohibit ATM withdrawals at liquor stores, strip clubs and gambling establishments following a 2010 investigation by the Los Angeles Times that found that $1.8 million in welfare benefits had been taken out of cash machines at California casinos over an eightmonth period. But Elizabeth LowerBasch, a policy analyst for the Center for Law and Social Policy, a Washington-based nonprofit organization, said the regulations reflect "people's preconceived notions and stereotypes of lowincome people." She said poor people have hardly any money left over for things like alcohol or tattoos after they pay for necessities. New York lawmakers have proposed barring spending on alcohol, strip clubs, cruise ships and psychics. "It's a slap in the face to people who are on public assistance and are trying to get off, when others abuse the system," said state Sen. Thomas Libous, a Republican.StruggleAnn Valdez of Brooklyn's Coney Island section said it's "crazy" for the government to be dictating where people spend their assistance instead of creating living-wage jobs. She said she struggles just to cover toiletries, clothing and other expenses for herself and her 13-year-old son on the $120 she receives every two weeks. "I don't know one person who uses their EBT money to buy liquor or anything like that," Valdez said. Washington state lawmakers have prohibited purchases of tattoos, body piercings, alcohol and tobacco. Bars, bail bond agencies, gambling establishments and strip clubs are also now required to deactivate the ability of their ATMs to accept benefit cards. Colorado and Indiana have banned alcohol, guns and gambling. Lawmakers in New Hampshire are calling for tighter restrictions after Jackie Whiton, a Peterborough store clerk, was fired in May for turning away a customer who tried to legally buy cigarettes with a benefits card. "I could not sit back and watch it happen," she said. Christopher Borges, a New Hampshire resident, defended his and other welfare recipients'ability to buy cigarettes in a July 7 editorial submitted to the Concord Monitor newspaper. In Massachusetts, lawmakers are considering banning card purchases of tattoos, pornography and guns. The proposal would also prohibit spending at nail salons, jewelry stores and casinos. Welfare recipients in the state are already barred from using their cards to buy lottery tickets, tobacco and alcohol. Pennsylvania legislators are calling for sweeping restrictions as well.Philadelphia resident Lisa Crawford, who receives $375 a month in benefits for herself and her 11-year-old son, said using public assistance at strip clubs and liquor stores is "abusive." But otherwise, she said, "I think you should be accountable for your living situation and should be able to buy what you want as long as your main bills are taken care of."Crawford, who has been going on job interviews, said nail or hair salons shouldn't be put off limits, in part because job-seekers must look presentable: "Luxuries can also help you in the workforce."Laws target spending on booze,smokesBy SHANNON YOUNGAssociated PressPUBLIC ASSISTANCE
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Harry L. Sawyer Jr. Supervisor de Elecciones www .keys-elections.or g Published Keynoter 7/28/12 Asummary of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's proposed annual budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013 is presented below. This proposed budget was presented at public hearings on June 27, 2012 in Key West and July 25, 2012 in Marathon. Afinal public hearing will be held in Key Largo on August 22, 2012. The Authority's board must adopt a budget at least thirty days before the beginning of its fiscal year (October 1). The complete budget can be found at the Authority's website, www.fkaa.com, under the July 25, 2012 budget public hearing agenda.Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Proposed Summary Budget Forthe fiscal yearending September30, 2013FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY State challenges State Farm on 57 percent rate hikeState insurance officials and consumer advocates on Wednesday pressed State Farm Florida Insurance Co. over a proposed 57.3 percent increase in rental property premiums when the company is still not writing any new business. In addition, Florida's insurance consumer advocate questioned the rationale behind the company's request to ask policyholders to foot the bill for paying off a $750 million loan made to the Florida subsidiary by its parent company, State Farm Mutual. The repayment will add an additional 8.5 percent to the parent company's bottom line and comes in addition to a 16-percent profit margin. State Farm representatives were before the Office of Insurance Regulation to request the rate hike on roughly 33,000 policies for the owners of rental property, including apartment buildings, or single homes that landlords rent out. The company has about 470,000 total policies in the state, the bulk of which are residential homeowners' policies. With few exceptions, State Farm has not written new policies in several years and has seen its exposure shrink. At one time in had more than 1 million policies and was the state's largest property insurer. "In addition to the general concerns of a nearly 58 percent rate increase, is the concern that State Farm has not given any indication that this rate increase will result in them writing any new policies," said Brian Deffenbaugh, senior counsel for the Office of Insurance Consumer Advocate. Despite the proposed increase, State Farm actuary Sara Frankowiak said she "was not aware of any plans" for the company to resume writing policies in the state, but is instead shoring up its financial position. "We certainly have concerns for the impact that this kind of rate change has on our customers," Frankowiak said. "But at the same time, we owe an obligation to all of our customers to make sure we are financially strong and able to pay when the storms come." In 2010, State Farm announced it would not renew 125,000 policies. The action came after Florida insurance officials denied a request for a 47 percent increase in homeowners'premiums and the company threatened to exit the state altogether. State Farm is also requesting a 14.9 percent increase in homeowner rates and nearly 28 percent increase in condominium insurance. Those rates are subject to separate rate filings. Given the company's presence in Florida, Florida Justice Association representative Reggie Garcia questioned why multiple rate hearings weren't being conducted around the state, noting the lack of public participation. "Why aren't we having public hearings at least in three or four major urban areas on this issue? No one is here," Garcia said. "That is your prerogative, but what you obligated to do is different from what you should do." In response, OIR General Counsel Belinda Miller said the agency used to travel around the state seeking comment but policyholders often didn't show up. In addition, most of the legal issues between the state and State Farm have been settled in court so both parties are pretty sure where they stand on the issue. The statewide 57.3 percent rate hike for rental property owners varies greatly depending on the territory. Rates in Duval County would increase from $695 to $1,065, an increase of 53.3 percent. Orange County rates would jump 60.7 percent, or $720. Miami-Dade County policies would increase 110 percent to $6,008. In Monroe County, where State Farm insures just four properties, the rates would rise from $4,857 to $14,411.Questions raised about profits, margins,more Florida News ServiceOVERLINE LIVING BRIEFSGroup discusses Last Lecture'The 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. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday,July 28,2012 Home of the Famous Lobster Rueben NAME THE BAR PARTY! Come join us at Keys Fisheries as we re-name the bar! Own the bragging rights for a year if your suggestion is picked!SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 at 5:30 PMProceeds from suggestions support Grace Jones Charity Keys Fisheries RestaurantEnd of 35th Street BaysideMM 49 (305) 743-4353 LIVE M USICWith Jessica Lillie1/2 Price Beer & Well DrinksFREE APPETIZERS Battle of the Bars competition heats up old team rivalriesThe 19th annual Battle of the Bars is gearing up for a repeat show-down of bar tender skills in feats of derring-do (and dont spill a drop). The fund-raiser this year will designate fees and tips to the Boys and Girls Club of Key West and Womankind. Last years Battle of the Bars raised more than $25,300 for local charities. The showdown is set to begin at noon Sunday, Aug. 5. During the race, teams compete in such challenges as: mixing a perfect margarita and serving it without a spill, tapping a keg, sorting recyclables and the always popular beer chugging contest. Winning teams take home prizes, trophies and bragging rights for a full year. The Schooner Wharf Bar, which sponsors the annual event, also awards prizes for the team with Most Outrageous Costume and the team with Deepest Pockets. That latter award recognizes the tradition of bribes offered up as a way of measuring popular votes for teams, which help raise more funds for the designated charities. Teams advance through the competition by having the fastest times or by bribingtheir way into the next round. The entry fee is $35 ($5 per team member) and all bribes will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club and Womankind. Boys and Girls Club runs after-school programs that benefit Key West kids. Womankinds mission is to provide the very best healthcare to Keys women. The Battle of the Bars is co-sponsored by Michelob Ultra, Three Olives Vodka, Comcast, 1800 Tequila, Sun 99.5, and Pepsi. All participants will receive a free Battle of the Bars T-Shirt (compliments of Eagle Brands/Michelob Ultra). In the 19 years since the event began, patrons have helped raise more than $240,000, according to the Schooner Wharfsowner. For more information or to sign up, call 292-3302 or 292-3773; or visit www.Schoonerwharf.com .Aug. 5 bash raises money for charityKEY WESTFusion, curries, oriental add spiceCome to the Keys and you expect to find fresh seafood, cooked in a variety of ways and with traditional sides that include cole slaw, spicy fries, even some hush puppies if the chef has Southern roots. But, dont limit your tastebuds to the tried and true during the Key Largo Food and Wine Festival, which ventures out in some culinary territory not generally associated with Keys cuisine. Starting Saturday, July 28, festival patrons can sample tandoori, fusion foods, Soba noodles, Thai dishes, even some Canjun cooking. Prices vary by venue. Almost all the dinners are paired with wine courses. And, there are plenty of breakfast breaks with pumpkin pancakes for those late owls who are hungry when the sun comes up. Heres the schedule for the Key Largo Food and Wine Festival: Saturday, July 28 6 p.m. Flavors of the East, Holiday Inn Bogies Cafe, mile marker 99.7, oceanside, Key Largo. Tandoori, curries, salads, fruits, chutneys by Chef Sharquat Durrani. Paired with wine, tickets cost $35. Call 451-2121, ext. 445. 7-9:30 p.m. ACaribbean Night at Sea aboard Island Time Paddlewheel Riverboat, with the Bacardi girls, live music with Jimmy Ray, aFood Fest runs July 28 to August 5KEY LARGO Previous bar battle teams have donned creative costumes and compete for prizes. Key Largo Food and Wine Festival spices up Keys cuisine Who said roll out the barrelcouldnt be fun? Not participants in the Battle of the Bars event. See Food Fest,7B
Saturday,July 28,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown,Key West,294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. Step Up Revolution (PG-13):2D 1:15,7:30pm 3D 4:30,10:05p.m. The Watch (R):1:25,4:20,7:20 and 9:55 p.m. The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13):1:00,3:30,4:25, 6:55,8:00 and 10:20 p.m. Ice Age:Continental Drift (PG): 2D 4:45,9:50pm 3D 1:00,7:05p.m. The Amazing S piderman (PG-13): 2D 4:00,10:00 p.m. 3D 1:00,7:00 p.m.Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.,Key West,295-9493 Madagascar 3 3D (PG):12:00,4:15 p.m. Magic Mike (R):2:00,6:30,8:45 p.m. To Rome With Love (R):1:45,6:30 p.m. Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13):4:15,8:40 p.m. Payback (NR):2:00,6:10 p.m. Americano (NR):4:10,8:00 p.m. Savages (R):1:30,4:00,6:30,9:00 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway,Marathon,743-0288 The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13):2:00,7:00pmTavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall,Tavernier,853-7003 The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13):1:00,3:25,4:30, 6:50,8:00,10:15 pm The Watch (R):1:50,4:30,7:25,10:00 pm Ice Age:Continental Drift (PG):1:45,4:25,7:05,9:25 pm Ted (R):4:10,7:00,9:35 pm The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13):1:15 0pm Keys Movie Times Calling All Captains! Enter Your Team Now! Prizes for Most Outrageous TEAM COSTUME & DEEPE$T POCKET$!To sign up, stop by Schooner Wharf, call Evalena at 305-292-3773 or 292-3302 or visit schoonerwharf.com.All proceeds to benefit WOMANKIND and THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10am Formal yet warm setting... Attentive Service LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Casual,Gourmet Dining Sunset DinnersNo w only $13.95INCLUDINGCup of Soup,Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread with Entree7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:30 pm Call For Reservationslimbo and conch blowing contest. Cost $40. Call 4530001. Sunday, July 29 8 a.m. to noon, Key Largo Conch House, mile marker 100, oceanside, brunch with pumpkin pancakes, conch benedict. Call 453-4844. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jazz brunch at Snappers, 139 Seaside Ave., Key Largo. Make your own bloody Marys and Mimosas. Call 852-5956. 6 p.m. Tasters Grille, mile marker 91, Tavernier. Fourcourse fusion food, wine. First course: Littleneck Clams over Soba Noodles with scallions, soy, mirin and ginger Cost $59.99. Call 853-1177. Monday, July 30 6-8 p.m. ASpanish experience, homemade white and red sangria, Spanish tapas, at Key Largo Conch House. Cost $35 (plus tax and tip). Call 453-4844. Tuesday, July 31 7 p.m. Paella with Todd at Calypsos Seafood Grill, 1 Seagate Blvd., Key Largo. Open-fire traditional paella paired with Spanish wines and sangria. $35 plus tip. Call 451-0600. Wednesday, Aug. 1 6-9 p.m. Make It Over the Hump, Hilton Hotel Treetops restaurant, mile marker 97, bayside, Key Largo. Martinis and Mezze (small plates) with head chef Anthony Rezzas command performance. Call 852-5553, ext. 522. 7-9 p.m. Mandalay Oceanfront Grill, 80 East 2nd St., Key Largo (mile marker 98, oceanside), live music, two-course prix fixe dinner featuring fresh hogfish paired with wines. Cost $36 (plus tax and tip). Call 852-0595. Thursday, Aug. 2 6 p.m. An Oriental Experience at Num Thai, mile marker 103, bayside. Sushi and Thai dishes, complimentary saki and wine. Call 4515955. 6 p.m. ASummer Picnic, Pilot House, 13 Seagate Blvd., Key Largo. Summer wines paired with selection of cheeses, fruits, breads and other appetizers. $27.50 all inclusive. Call 451-3142. Friday, Aug. 3 6-8 p.m. Antipasti, formaggi and vini dItalia (thats antipasto, cheese and wine for those of you who dont read Italian) at Docs Diner, mile marker 99.6, oceanside, Key Largo. Cost $35 inclusive. Limited seating. Call 4512895. 6-9 p.m. Key Largo Fisheries backyard cafe, 1313 Ocean Bay Dr., Key Largo. Lobsterfest with lobster, live music and wine. $35 includes tax. Call 451-3782. 5:30-7:30 p.m. GusGrill at The Marriott, mile marker 103, bayside. Five Course Gourmet small plate menu paired with wine. Cost $55 (plus tax, tip). Call: 453-0000. Saturday, Aug. 4 6:30 p.m. ANight in New Orleans with the Sauce Boss at Sundowners restaurant, mile marker 103, bayside. Four-course Cajun menu paired with wines. The entree description is enough to make your mouth water: Cast Iron Roasted Filet of Beef with creamy mascarpone polenta, slow-roasted pork belly, wilted swiss chard, confit tomato and goat cheese. Cost $59 (plus tax, tip). Call 451-4502. Sunday, Aug. 5 8 a.m. to noon, brunch at Key Largo Conch House, with pumpkin pancakes, Conch benedict. Call 4534844. 4-8 p.m. Festival Finale at Sundowners Bayside Beach and Restaurant, cooking demonstrations, live music, mixology demonstrations, summer cocktail tastings. Cost $25 per person includes souvenir tasting glass and gift bag. Call 394-3736.Soba noodles and fusion cuisine take star turnFrom Food Fest,6B Wine takes center stage during Key Largo Food Fest.Seemiller plays Sloppy Joes July 28-29Zack Seemiller, a Key West guitarist who has channeled Harry Chapin, plays two gigs July 28-29 at Sloppy Joes Bar, 201 Duval St. During a 2009 concert staged at The Studios of Key West, Seemiller and his brother David were joined by Cindy Jefferson and Gregg Shanle in what became a reprise of Chapins last concert, performed Aug. 9, 1980 in Hamilton, Ontario. That Studios performance raised funds for hunger relief in the Florida Keys. So satisfy your hunger and listen to some pretty sound music at noon both days. Also appearing this week at Sloppy Joes Bar: Saturday, July 28 Noon Zack Seemiller 5:30 p.m. Uproot Hootenanny 10 p.m. No Green Jelly Beenz Sunday, July 29 Noon Zack Seemiller 5:30pm Mojito 10 p.m. No Green Jelly Beenz Monday, July 30 Noon Tony Baltimore 5:30 p.m. The Doerfels 10 p.m. No Green Jelly Beenz Tuesday, July 31 Noon Brian Roberts 5:30 p.m. Frad Daddies 10 p.m. No Green Jelly BeenzMUSIC Zack Seemiller
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