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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .7A Opinion . . . . . .6A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 1,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.61 25 CENTS Druckemiller updateWith her arraignment a week away,talks among her lawyers and prosecutors are ongoing in the Lisa Druckemiller theft case.Story, 2A Fugitive comes throughThe FBI releases video it says confirms that a fugitive banker passed through Key West en route to who knows where. Story ,3A Expect more premium hikesKeys property owners with Citizens Property Insurance Corp. windstorm insurance will find costs going up next year. And hundreds of current policyholders who got discounts for storm-hardening their homes are finding those mitigation credits disappearing. It's a double whammy, according to Annalise Mannix, executive director of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe. She said rates for 2013 are likely to increase by 11.2 percent for Keys residents. That includes an override being levied by the Citizen board to build up reserves needed to pay out claims in the event of a major hurricane. "We're already over 10 percent rate hikes here in the Keys," Mannix said, adding that those windstorm rates are pegged to risk models for future losses that FIRM believes are not accurate in the Keys. "We're working on what is our real risk? We truly believe those [hurricane risk] models are so inaccurate, we need to have somebody analyze our portfolio." Mannix, who met with other members of the FIRM board and Citizens officials last week, said the other big cost factor now hitting Keys property owners involves loss of mitigation credits. Owners who "hardened" their homes with hurricanecertified shutters, reinforced doors and hurricane-impact windows got discounts on their rates. But a program to shrink the number of Citizens policies and thus, reduce the state's risk has been ramped up with hundreds of thousands of homes being re-inspected statewide. Nearly three out of four homeowners whose property has been re-inspected lost some discounts. Statewide, that reduced discounts by more than $100 million, according to figures reported by the Florida News Service. Ironically, Citizens reported last week that its cash surplus has now topped $6.1 billion, thanks to six years in Florida without a major hurricane event to trigger large claims. Some insurance industry risk models indicate that Citizens'reserves need to be closer to $14 billion. To cover that gap, the state-run corporation has purchased reinsurance coverage. The cost of that additional coverage, the boardCitizens Property Insurance also diminishing many mitigation creditsKeynoter StaffWINDSTORM INSURANCESee Citizens,2A Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYKey West artist Rick Worth recently completed this colorful mural,dubbed Saturday Afternoon,'which graces the exterior of the antique shop In One Era at Petronia and Thomas streets in the Bahama Village neighborhood of Key West.NEIGHBORHOOD REFLECTION Pill-mill doc fights charges in 2 deathsThe attorney for a North Key Largo physician accused of helping cause the deaths of two pill-mill clients says the government's case is weak and will be fought. Joseph Castronuovo, 72, who was living in a $622,000 condo in the Ocean Reef Club, was named in a federal indictment filed July 19 that charges him with dispensing oxycodone or other controlled substances that resulted in the death of two men. Castronuovo originally was charged last August with mail and wire fraud in a roundup of 32 defendants in the federal government's Operation Oxy Alley, targeting pain clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties. If convicted, the new counts could carry a life sentence. "Dr. Castronuovo acted as a physician and used all his experience to treat patients the way they should be," his defense attorney Thomas Sclafani told the Keynoter. "He did not act as a drug dealer, which is what the government would like everybody to believe." U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer's office indicated that 28 of the original 32 defendants have pleaded guilty. Castronuovo appeared ready to accept a plea agreement on mail-fraud counts earlier this year but then rejected the deal, according to reports in the Palm Beach Post. "Dr. Castronuovo refused to plead guilty despite being placed under extraordinaryAttorney says authorities' case is weakCRIME FRONTSee Pill mill,2AAbandoned pups finding homesFour puppies that were abandoned in a hot, metal dumpster behind the Pink Plaza in Key Largo last week will likely all be adopted in a few days. The 12-week-old dogs, possibly full German shepherds, were found in overall good health by an employee taking out her business'trash behind the shopping center at mile marker 103.5 oceanside. That employee, who wants to stay anonymous, is being called a hero by employees with the Upper Keys Veterinary Hospital in Islamorada and volunteers with Marr-Velous Pet Rescue. Since an article on the puppies was published Friday on www.Keys Net.com The Reporter and Keynoter 's website Marr-Velous Pet Rescue has been "inundated with applications" to adopt them, according to Kat4 shepherds discovered in heated dumpsterBy DAVE GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGOGun recovered in beer slayingAMonroe County Sheriff's Office dive team on Monday recovered the "small-caliber revolver" reportedly used by a Conch Key woman to kill her neighbor Sunday evening because the neighbor would give her a can of Busch Light beer. Carolyn Dukeshire, a 62year-old known by neighbors as "sea hag," allegedly shot and killed Martin Mazur, 64, five times around 7:11 p.m. Sunday at 53 N. Conch Ave. A17year Keys resident, Dukeshire has no previous arrest history in Monroe County. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said investigators don't believe she has one elsewhere. According to a Sheriff's Office report, Mazur was shot twice in the lower right abdomen, twice in the back and once in the right wrist. He was later pronounced dead at Fishermen's Hospital. "It seems apparent that heSea hag'held without bond in Keys jailCRIME FRONT Photo by DAVID GOODHUEDr.Robert Foley says time was running out for the pups as they baked inside a dumpster in near-90-degree heat.See Puppies,4ASee Homicide,2ABy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com DUKESHIRE By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,August 1,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9081 THURS.9182 FRI.9079 SAT.8881 Forecast: Increased clouds & chance of precipitation 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 email@example.com 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 BRIEFSSaunders'war chest surpasses $100,000State Rep. Ron Saunders, a Key West Democrat seeking the state Senate District 39 seat, has topped $100,000 in campaign fundraising, beating back his contenders, according to the News Service of Florida. The News Service says Saunders collected $40,770 between July 7 and July 20 as he readies for the Aug. 14 primary against four other Democrats. That $40,770 is on top of $61,470 he had raised since entering the race in April. The primary winner faces Republican Scott Hopes on Nov. 6. 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 Hearing Test AARP-Please Call Me DirectlyCALLFOR APPT. IN-HOME SERVICENathan Trigoboff (H.A.S., Doctor of Education) C.I.CNearly invisible 100% Digital$79500 THE OPTICAL SHOPPE DR. BOILINIS OFFICE743-8316451-14812375 O/S Hwy., Marathon Key Largo www.hearingaidman.com OPEN FITS $995.00 THE HEARING AID MAN George M. Botelho, M.D.Board-CertiedDiplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 305-743-4005KEY LARGO97671 Overseas HwyMARATHON5701 Overseas Hwy #3Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese 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 Reservations Pedestrian struck, killedThe death count on roads south of Florida City for 2012 reached 15 Saturday when a Lower Keys man was struck by a car and killed near mile marker 25 of U.S. 1. The Florida Highway Patrol says that about 9:05 p.m., 51-year-old Summerland Key resident Joey McDaniel was walking across U.S. 1 from west to east near Horace Street as 64-yearold Carrollton, Texas, resident Jalaluddin Lakhani was driving a 2007 Toyota north. Lakhani's auto struck McDaniel, who landed on the hood, windshield and roof, then fell into northbound lane at the point of impact. Alcohol was not involved, according to investigating Trooper Thomas Reilly. About 15 hours earlier, around 6:15 a.m., troopers say, 40-year-old Key Wester Stanley Belizaire repeatedly deliberately stepped into the path of a truck near mile marker 6. The truck, a 2009 Sterling, was driven by Ronnie Romero, 51, of Miramar. Trooper David Riso reports that Romero was driving in the southbound outside lane. Belizaire was in the center median and walked into the inside lane of U.S. 1. Then he continued walking into the outside lane. Romero reportedly then steered into the inside lane to avoid him, Belizaire then walked back into the inside lane, Romero drove back into the outside lane and Belizaire once again walked back into that lane. Belizaire then stood "with his arms up in the air in front of the truck," Riso reported, and Romero struck him. Belizaire was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. Riso reported that alcohol was not a factor in Romero's driving. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said 26 traffic accidents were reported between Friday and Sunday amid heavy northbound traffic. Many visitors were leaving the Keys following an always-busy lobster miniseason last Wednesday and Thursday. Most of the crashes were relatively minor with few injuries, Herrin said.It's the 15th fatality south of Fla.CityLOWER KEYSBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Druckemiller arraignment setShe's expected to enter a not-guilty plea on Aug. 8, but no one expects former Monroe County Technical Services Director Lisa Druckemiller to go to trial on two felony counts alleging she stole and resold 52 county-owned Apple iPads and iPhones to co-workers and others. Druckemiller, 51, was booked July 17 on charges of dealing in stolen property and scheme to defraud between $20,000 and $50,000. She admitted her role in the scheme to a grand jury six days prior. The 31-year county employee is scheduled for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West. Anotguilty plea occurs in almost every criminal arraignment. "That doesn't indicate she's going to fight the case; it just gives them time to talk to her and me," Assistant State Attorney Mark Wilson said. Wilson said he's been in touch with Druckemiller's attorneys and that he believes she won't attempt to "draw out the discovery process." "Given what we know to be true, it doesn't seem to benefit her to drag it out. The longer she does, the less inclined we will be to make a deal," he said. Miami-based attorney Ronald Strauss wouldn't speculate about the state's offer in plea negotiations. Wilson has said he won't settle the case without Druckemiller serving jail time. "I can't comment because it depends on what's on the table. If it's reasonable, we'll be in discussion," Strauss said. From the start, Druckemiller has been cooperative with authorities. She has maintained that several other county employees are at fault. Druckemiller came under investigation in March when a county Fire Rescue administrative assistant noticed an $800 iPad charge on the department's monthly AT&Tbill. Fire Chief Jim Callahan says it was for an iPad assigned to Capt. Steve Zavalney who never received the device. Druckemiller retired suddenly on Feb. 27 after 31 years on the job. She was earning $75,489 per year.Talks ongoing for plea deal in theft caseIN THE COURTS DRUCKEMILLERBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comdecided, will be added to all Citizens policies starting next year and can be added on top of the 10 percent rate-hike cap set by the Legislature. That additional charge will push Keys rate hikes somewhere between 11 and 12 percent in 2013, Mannix said. Changing rules on mitigation credits are being felt this year and lots of Keys residents are angry over the higher rates they're seeing when those discounts are denied, she said. "Four years ago, my house was considered a hip-roof house and that has a credit attached," she said. "Now, the state requires a measurement and if more than 10 percent of the roof is not hiproof, then you lose that credit. Asmall Florida room added to the back of the house means you no longer qualify. Come on, what's that?" She also took issue with the state eliminating wood shutters from Citizens' storm-hardening discount program. "Wood shutters are phenomenal and threequarter-inch material is still in the Florida Building Code. Yet, now they say no credit?" That hits Keys property owners two ways. They lose the discounts once offered for hardening their homes, and they're subject to even higher rates coming next year. The statewide rate hikes are still subject to approval by the Office of Insurance Regulation. This report was supplemented with material from the Miami Herald and Florida News Service.Get ready to pay moreFrom Citizens,1A pressure to do so," Sclafani said. "The government then took six months to comb through every one of his charts to find a couple deaths they could tag him with." The indictment charges that in exchange for thousands of dollars each week, physicians working with the suspect clinics approved prescriptions for large amounts of painkillers regardless of the patients'medical conditions. The indictment accuses Castronuovo of causing the deaths of painkiller customers Tommy Wayne Harris and Michael Grant by prescribing "a quantity of oxycodone ... outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose." Another South Florida doctor, Cynthia Cadet of Parkland, was charged in the same indictment with causing the deaths of seven people. Both physicians also face new counts of conspiracy to possess controlled substances, money laundering, and providing oxycodone to people under age 21. From "2007 to early 2010, these pill mills distributed approximately 20 million oxycodone pills and made more than $40 million from the illegal sales of controlled substances," the U.S. Attorney's Office says. "Thirteen of the 32 defendants were doctors, including Cadet and Castronuovo." Sclafani said the defense will argue the two deaths cannot be attributed to Castronuovo. "We submitted all the records to two of the most experienced forensic pathologists in the country," Sclafani said. "They both concluded independently that neither death was caused by oxycodone or anything else Dr. Castronuovo prescribed. Not even close." The Kentucky medical examiner who pronounced Harris'cause of death as a "multiple drug overdose" is a dentist who did not perform an autopsy, Sclafani said. Castronuovo remains free on bond.Attorney: Feds are fishingFrom Pill mill,1A was attempting to flee from the defendant when his injuries caused him to collapse," the report states. Mazur's reported business partner, Casey Whippo, 30, told police he and Mazur went to the Brass Monkey Lounge in Marathon to have dinner after work. "Marty and his friend had been in. Our bartender makes up usually a hot meal for the customers on Sundays and had made up a couple of to-go boxes for her very close friend Marty to be able to have some dinner. She is completely devastated by this," Brass Monkey owner Judy Sorenson wrote on Facebook in response to a comment. Mazur and Whippo returned to Mazur's home around 6 p.m. and sat down at a tiki bar in the back yard. "The defendant reportedly spoke to the victim ... and asked, Do you have a cold beer for me?'Mazur reportedly replied, I have absolutely nothing for you,'" Deputy Michael Claudy's report says. Whippo told police he looked away and thought Dukeshire had "fired a cap gun of some sort" when he heard the first shot. But Mazur reportedly stood up and called for Whippo to call the police. He was shot twice more as he attempted to leave the tiki bar area. Whippo told investigators he grabbed Dukeshire's arms, told her not to leave and called the Sheriff's Office. He said Dukeshire threw the gun into a canal behind the house during the struggle. According to Herrin, Dukeshire admitted at the scene she "threw the gun in the canal" and that she "made a mistake." "She was friends with [Mazur], but they had a falling out of some kind about two years ago. [We] don't know what the falling out was about," she said. Dukeshire, facing a firstdegree murder charge, is being held with no bond at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island. Information on a court appearance wasn't available at press time. Mazur's is the third confirmed homicide in the Keys this year. The others: Fred Berndt, a 45-yearold homeless Marathon man, is charged with manslaughter for killing another local homeless man on Jan. 19. Kenneth Anderson, 41, died after he and Berndt fought near the Dion's Quik Mart between 62nd and 63rd streets in Marathon. Francisco Marquez, 36, faces a second-degree murder charge stemming from the Feb. 17 stabbing death of Giovanni Perez, 29. 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Wednesday,August 1,2012 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 FBI: Video confirms fugitive bankercame through KeysThe FBI on Monday released three surveillance videos they say are of a missing South Georgia bank director from the day of his disappearance. Aubrey Lee Price, 46, disappeared June 16 and was last seen at the Key West Ferry Terminal, where authorities believe he boarded a vessel bound for Fort Myers. Price told some people he planned to jump to his death from a ferry, according to a federal complaint. One video shows Price catching a taxi at Key West International Airport while another shows Price exiting the airport terminal. Athird shows Price at the ferry terminal. Price faces a federal wire fraud charge in New York and has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Savannah on charges of bank fraud. He is accused of embezzling up to $21 million from the failed Montgomery Bank & Trust, where he became a board member after leading a group that invested millions of dollars in an effort to turn around the struggling bank. In a separate civil complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Price is accused of defrauding more than 100 investors in various investment entities under his control. In a purported confessional note bearing his name, Price admits to hiding investment losses but says he had tried in vain to recoup them. Price is known to travel frequently to Guatemala and Venezuela, where he is said to own property. Price is believed to have owned as many as five boats, several of them capable of a voyage to another country. Though authorities have not ruled out suicide, a senior FBI special agent has said he believes the story to be a ruse. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to Price's arrest.Price was at the airport, ferry terminalMcClatchy-TribuneCRIME FRONT Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThe FBI says this is Aubrey Price caught on video at the Key West Ferry Terminal.Nonprofits pitch 2012-13 fundingThe Southernmost Homeless Assistance League, which operates Key West's homeless shelter, wants a $20,000 increase in funding to $444,118 for the city budget year starting Oct. 1. That total includes $382,100 to operated the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter on Stock Island, $38,172 for a mobile outreach program run out of a converted recreational vehicle and $42,887 to hire two part-time case managers and a job developer "that will help clients attain employment and transition out of the emergency shelter," says Executive Director Wendy Coles. Nonprofits pitched their financial requests to the commission on July 28. Commissioners made no decisions but it's pretty clear where they lie. Coles and SHALboard member Roger McVeigh stressed to them that their group, while a nonprofit organization, is really a city vendor relative to budget discussions due to the KOTS operation. Commissioner Teri Johnston characterized the proposed funding increase as "an investment" in Key West's tourist-driven economy. "This will be a situation that will severely threaten our only form of income in the city. I'm sure that these folks didn't relish the fact of coming here and asking for additional monies. "We as a city asked them to take on these additional responsibilities and improve conditions. I'm willing to invest the money to benefit the entire community." APositive Step of Monroe County's Idle Hands program employs at-risk high-school students during the summer and offers job-training classes. That organization received $34,000 in the current budget year and for the upcoming cycle, city staff recommends reducing that to $15,500, which covers 10 employees working six-hour days for six weeks at $8 per hour. "I appreciate you guys trying to look for a way to help us," APositive Step Executive Director Billie Davis told commissioners, although he wasn't pleased with the proposed decrease. Commissioner Billy Wardlow contrasted the two requests: "I can't see giving to adults out there at the homeless shelter and not giving it to kids. If you don't give these kids something to do, they're going to end up in the homeless shelter." Also built into the budget is $42,955 for AARPin the Lower Keys, Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Keys and the Guidance Care Center. The plan is to phase out that funding by reducing the level by 25 percent for four successive years.SHAL looks for $20,000 more next yearKEY WESTBug board likely to raise taxesThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board appears ready to raise taxes in order to replenish diminishing reserves and get the district's budget under control. For the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, all but Commissioner Phil Goodman approved a tentative tax rate of $58.37 per $100,000 of assessed property value on July 24, which is 11.38 percent over the rollback rate of $48.37. Rollback is the rate necessary to generate the same amount of tax dollars as the current year. At the $58.37 rate, the owner of a $300,000 house in Monroe County would pay $175.11 in the coming fiscal year. That same owner paid $145.08 in the current year. "I think it's important to put that in perspective because we're beaten up over our [tax] rate," Commissioner Steve Smith said. "We're keeping them from getting sick," Commissioner Joan Lord-Papy said of Keys residents. "To worry about $5 per month ... to me it's not worth their health. You're not spending a whole lot of money." Goodman disagreed, saying cuts need to be made that wouldn't affect the service the district provides. He advocated doing away with fully funded health insurance, a luxury most privatesector employees aren't afforded. As for raising the tax rate, "It's not a lot of money, but if every government entity took the same approach, you're out of control with taxes. It compounds itself," he said. "I personally do not want to cut services, period. I'd like to see more of my money going to killing mosquitoes and less on administrative costs." The district has been spending more than it's taken in over recent years and has rapidly been eating into reserve funds. Comptroller William Southcott has warned that's not sustainable. The board recently adopted Director Michael Doyle's three-year strategic plan aimed at stabilizing reserves and balancing the budget. Southcott presented the board with three budget options. Each includes $754,450 in common cost reductions, as well as varying personnel reductions: A$14.76 million total budget with an 11.38 percent tax increase that would raise $10 million in property tax revenue. It provides funding to maintain current levels of service but not for future planning. The main personnel change would be cutting back the $100,000 budgeted for overtime pay to $50,000. A$14.26 million budget with a 5.79 percent tax increase that would raise $9.5 million in property taxes. It provides some additional funding for future planning, but service could be reduced. Personnel changes would be cutting back overtime and eliminating three positions. Aflat $13.76 million budget that raises the same $9 million in property tax revenue as the current year. It provides no future planning funding and would mean eliminating 10 positions, as well as "materially reduced" levels of service. The district is scheduled to hold a budget workshop and regular meeting at 3 p.m. Aug. 20 on Big Pine Key. It's tentatively slated to be held at United Methodist Church at 280 Key Deer Blvd.Goodman only commissioner to vote noMOSQUITO CONTROL By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Officer involved in boat scuffleAhighly decorated Key West Police Department sergeant was involved in an incident on Friday that prompted his colleagues on the force to respond to a boat in the city-run bight behind the Half Shell Raw Bar. Alittle before 11 p.m., Sgt. Robert Allen, a member of the marine unit and a part-time private boat captain, was storing some personal items on a boat owned by an Ohio couple with whom he works. When friends of that couple came to check on the boat and found some of Allen's stuff there, they called the owners. Sgt. Areaka Jewell reports that Allen told her "a verbal argument ensued in which the people on the boat were yelling at him to get his things off the boat." Allen, whom Jewell wrote in a report "had been drinking and spoke with slurred speech," was not charged with any crime or arrested. Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean says, "We are looking into the incident, but no internal investigation has been opened." Allen was hired in December 1987 and earns $72,649 per year. His personnel file contains 108 commendations and four disciplinary notes, including two letters of reprimand. In 1989, he was shot in the line of duty, prompting the City Commission to proclaim a day of commendations for "his bravery and outstanding commitment to the community," Crean says.Keynoter StaffKEY WESTBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,August 1,2012 Sanctuary takes public review comments to seaAteam of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary scientists, joined by colleagues from partner agencies, is halfway into a 10day research trip aiming to better understand where fish spawn in the 174square-mile Tortugas Ecological Reserve. The team, which set out last Thursday on the 157foot research ship the Nancy Foster, will create high-resolution maps of the sea floor and use acoustic sonar to search for fish "in order to determine what different spawning sites have in common," according to a statement from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the sanctuary's parent agency. The expedition was launched in response to comments received during a recent round of public review meetings scrutinizing the multi-year updates of the sanctuary's management plan. "During the recent public regulatory review, many stakeholders said that we need to understand and protect our fishing spawning areas better," sanctuary Superintendent Sean Morton said. "The scientific results of this cruise will help inform the public and guide management decisions as we continue to look at sanctuary marine zones and regulations." Sanctuary researchers, along with counterparts from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, state Department of Environmental Protection, the College of Charleston and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Sciences, will conduct visual surveys to validate equipment readings. Plans also call for deploying 74 "acoustic receivers" networked in the Tortugas area, about 70 miles west of Key West, to "detect acoustically tagged fish when they pass within range." The goal of the public review process expected to take two to three years, "to determine whether existing sanctuary boundaries, regulations and marine zones are adequate to address threats to marine resources, and if new or expanded protection is needed to better address these threats." The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects more than 3,300 square miles of marine habitat, including coral reef, hard bottom, seagrass meadows, mangrove patches and sand flats.Mapping trip part of update to managementENVIRONMENT By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comCity approves more rooms forresortThe 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 July 24 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 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 initially 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 150-seat restaurant, 14 affordable units, 86 boat slips, a 171-boat storage building, clubhouse and dock master's building. In other business: The council authorized staff to negotiate with Miami-based FHP Tectonics Corp. to build a splash park for up to $500,000 at the Marathon Community Park. FHPwas by far the highest-ranked bidder, but the four-member selection committee wasn't thrilled with any one design. "The scope wasn't what we were looking for; we liked bits and pieces from each one," Parks and Recreation Board member Luis Gonzalez said. "Our hope was to go to the company rated No. 1 and pick bits and pieces from each project." The splash park would be built on the parcel adjacent to the Community Park in front of the Guidance Care Center. It was purchased for $400,000, with $200,000 coming from a Florida Recreational Assistance Development Grant. Spottswood Cos. donated another $100,000 through its Faro Blanco project. The council discussed Mayor Pete Worthington's idea to install security cameras and additional lighting at the old Seven Mile Bridge parking lot. Worthington said car break-ins have been a "problem for years" at perhaps the city's top tourist draw. But Councilwoman Ginger Snead said she wouldn't go along with using city money for such a project. She said the state denied her use of the area for an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of Henry Flagler's railroad to Key West. "We shouldn't be using our taxpayer money on something that's not ours and we've been told we can't use," she said.Faro Blanco allowed 125 hotel unitsMARATHONSewer and recycle rates are likely to remain stableFollowing a round of budget discussion last week, it appear the Key West City Commission will not increase rates for the three city-run utilities. "Let's get to the meat of the coconut," Utilities Manager Jay Gewin told commissioners as he unveiled a budget proposal that keeps rates unchanged for the proposed fiscal year 2012-13 budget that takes effect Oct. 1. The residential solidwaste rate, which includes two trash and one recycling pickups each week, will stay at $319.17 per year. That's now assessed through a monthly bill, along with the other two services, but beginning Oct. 1 2014, the assessment will be attached to a homeowner's municipal tax bill. Gewin says the goal is reduce accounts receivable associated with delinquent bills. The stormwater rate, $92.16 per year for each socalled equivalent service unit, will also remain the same, as will the sewer fee. The residential sewer rate will stay at $23.23 for the first 3,600 gallons of water per month, then it's $4.60 per each additional 1,000 gallons. Figures indicate balanced revenues and expenditures, including fund reserves and capital dollars, of $15,131,633 for solid waste; $6,783,423 for stormwater; and $20,532,205 for sewer. At the July 23 and 24 budget meetings, city staff proposed an operating budget for fiscal year 2012-13 of $40,425,194. Revenues, including a $9,831,515 reserve, are projected at $50,404,609. For the current budget year, expenditures totaled $39,281,310 and reserves totaled $9,731,700. The proposed property tax rate is $2.9185 per $1,000 of assessed home value; that means the owner of a $300,000 home would see a city tax bill of $875.55. The current tax rate is $2.8627 per $1,000 of assessed home value; the same homeowner this budget cycle paid $858.81. To defray more than $1 million in increased spending, city staff proposed increasing metered street parking rates from $1.50 per hour to $2 per hour, raising an estimated $600,000. The commission will announce dates of two public budget hearings before the tax rate and spending plan are finalized.Proposed city budget set at $40.4 millionKEY WESTBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com D By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSpiegel, with the pet adoption group. Hope, one of the female puppies, was adopted Monday. The other dogs are Chance the only male and females Kismet and Karma. Spiegel said the pups "are doing beautifully." Carol Chandler, a nurse at the animal hospital, hopes someone has information about the person or people who left the dogs in the dumpster Monroe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. E.B. Askins is investigating the case and looking for anyone with information on who abandoned the dogs in such a cruel way. Deputy Becky Herrin, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, said people with information can call 8533211. Dr. Robert H. Foley, the hospital's veterinarian, and Dr. Kimberly Green have been caring for the dogs since they were brought in July 25. That day, it was 89 degrees in Key Largo, said Matt Parke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Key West. Add the heat generated by the dumpster, and they well could have died. "It's got to get up to 110, 120 easy" in the dumpster in that heat, Parke said. Foley said he is not sure how long the animals were in the dumpster, but did say they were discovered just in time. He said if they were in the dumpster much longer, they would have suffered from hyperthermia, or heat stroke. "They would have had kidney failure and dehydration," he said. "They were slowly baking in that dumpster. This was a horrible, cruel thing to do." The woman who found them saved their lives, he said. "The credit goes to her," Foley said. She put the dogs in her air-conditioned car and took them to the hospital. Chandler said other than hook worm, which the hospital treated, the dogs were in good shape. Anyone interested in adopting the dogs, or any other cat or dog in the Upper Keys, should call Marr-Velous Pet Rescue at 453-1315.Ahorrible, cruel thing'From Puppies,1
Wednesday,August 1,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers 2-4-1 Dances 2-4-1 Drinks Tuesday Locals Night TOTALNUDITY... Distinctive and Tasteful Floridas Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Pump stations getting fixedThe city of Marathon and its sewer engineering firm have taken the first step toward satisfying Grassy Key residents upset over the appearance of 29 sewer pump stations along U.S. 1. Weiler Engineering Corp. agreed to pay $21,485 to buy back nontraffic-bearing manhole covers on the stations, while the city will foot the $46,000 bill for new sturdier ones. Many residents complained about the stations, which are well above ground and covered with cement and manhole lids. Each has a power pole behind it and four bright yellow posts protecting its perimeter. Weiler installed the stations along a roughly twomile stretch of U.S. 1 starting at mile marker 57. Depending on whom you ask, the company did so against state Department of Transportation guidelines and without a permit. DOThas maintained the pump stations did not appear that way on Weiler's originally approved plans, while Weiler says the opposite. "The pump stations along U.S. 1 were constructed according to a design that was reviewed by the city and by FDOT. [They were] constructed under a valid FDOT utility permit," Weiler project manager Ed Castle wrote in a letter to the city. Castle made sure in his letter to note that Weiler is not purchasing the manhole lids out of any "legal obligation." "The payment ... is not an admission of improper design or permitting related to the original installation. It is solely an attempt by Weiler to maintain its good working relationship with the city," he wrote. City Manager Roger Hernstadt sent a letter to Castle stating the city "has no intention of paying for any re-work ... to satisfy FDOT," and that the city accepting Weiler's money is not "a final resolution of this matter." Weiler President Jeff Weiler agreed in April to lower the manhole covers to no more than 4 inches above the roadside grade, remove the yellow posts, install traffic-bearing lids, and reduce each lift station's volume to less than 80 cubic feet. DOTagreed to those changes and granted an exception to 26 power poles behind the stations because they're "in the most feasible location." Hernstadt told the Keynoter Weiler is working with contractors on prices to complete the changes. "When they get them, we'll sit down and talk about what is re-work and what needed to be done originally. It'll be handled the same as the lids were handled," he said.But Weiler doesn't admit any faultMARATHON Published Keynoter 8-01-12 By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comRock, sand request pulledNeighborhood complaints have led Mid-Keys Sand and Rock owners Glenn and Barbara Hewlett to withdraw a request to run their business on a vacant 120th Street lot in Marathon. The couple applied for a conditional-use permit before the city's advisory Planning Commission on July 16, but the hearing was continued so board members could meet at the actual lot to see the layout. That meeting was scheduled for July 2, but postponed when the Hewletts' attorney, Thomas Wright, delivered city Planning Director George Garrett a letter on July 19 requesting "this matter be held in abeyance." "I will let you know later whether or not the applicant wishes to proceed or withdraw the application," Wright wrote. The Hewletts wanted to open a retail supply yard with outdoor storage on the mixed-use commercial lot, but it's adjacent to largely residential parcels. Mid-Keys Sand and Rock does business over the phone now, bringing in supplies from the mainland when ordered, but was looking to expand and accommodate customers requesting smaller amounts of sand or rock. The Hewletts have owned the business since 2006. Barbara Hewlett told the Keynoter "everything is on hold" for now. They were attempting to buy the lot from owners Jim and Pat Aultman. "We didn't expect that there would be issues. We're going in and doing about the exact same thing [the lot has always been used for], so we're stepping back and trying to figure out how to get it done," Hewlett said. Several neighbors spoke against the noise, traffic and dust the business would create hauling rock and sand in a residential neighborhood on July 16.Owners respond to concerns of noise and dustMARATHONBy RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,August 1,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 6A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Melanie Elder . . . . . . . . . . .Marketing Director Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIALOn pill mills, no one winsLETTERS TO THE EDITORRespect lobstermenToday, 650 commercial fishermen will begin deployment of 485,000 traps in the waters off and adjoining Monroe County for the purpose of legally harvesting spiny lobster. Each year, these men and women suffer the loss of nearly 10 percent of their annual harvest to trap molestation and theft. The dollar amount is staggering, roughly $4 million. Working closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard and federal law-enforcement agencies, we have made remarkable strides in apprehending those who steal from the livelihoods of others. Likewise, the Monroe County State Attorney's Office and the judiciary have taken a very dim view of these serious resource violations, punishing violators to the fullest extent the law allows. We want everyone to enjoy the bounty of our ecologically rich waters in the Florida Keys, while at the same time remind all that molesting a lobster buoy, line or trap is a third-degree felony that could get you up to five years in prison, confiscation of your boat and other gear, revocation of any marine licenses you may possess, and banishment from the waters of Monroe County. Enjoy the lobster season and please be mindful of the penalties associated with unlawful harvesting of spiny lobster especially stealing from lobster traps. Capt. Bill Kelly Executive director Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association MarathonGreed drives illegal prescriptions, and now a Keys doctor has to answer for two deathsFloridians especially South Floridians know all too well the scourge that prescription-drug abuse is on our communities. For years, addicts had easy access to clinics pill mills that dispensed such things as oxycodone as easily as the local bartender dispenses tap beer. But the past few years have seen a major crackdown, with pill mills, mortgage fraud and Medicaid fraud South Florida is the nation's capital for all of those highpriority targets of federal law enforcement. On the local level, Key West Police Chief Donie Lee has been at the forefront of trying to get a handle on pill mills, although there's no evidence that multimillion-dollar drug shops have operated in the Keys (although there are plenty of customers here who get them elsewhere). One of the highest-profile indictments came last month against a doctor from the Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo, Joseph Castronuovo, 72. He's accused of being part of a ring of pill-mill operators who the feds say distributed some 20 million oxycodone pills from 2007 to 2010, raking in $40 million. Castronuovo worked for some of the clinics and wrote prescriptions. Nothing wrong with prescribing drugs if that's what your medical license allows and what is medically necessary for the patient. But most people know by now that pill mills don't care whether someone needs the drugs or not they just want to sell and sell and sell. It's not a victimless crime. Where there's prescription-drug abuse, there are deaths and the feds say Castronuovo is responsible for at least two of them. Last month, he was indicted for allegedly causing the deaths of painkiller customers Tommy Wayne Harris and Michael Grant by prescribing "a quantity of oxycodone ... outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose," says the U.S. Attorney's Office. Broward doctor Cynthia Cadet is accused of doing the same, resulting in seven people dying. Castronuovo's attorney is fighting the charges, saying his client didn't do anything outside the scope of his license. "Dr. Castronuovo acted as a physician and used all his experience to treat patients the way they should be," his defense attorney Thomas Sclafani told the Keynoter "He did not act as a drug dealer, which is what the government would like everybody to believe." It's up to a jury to decide, but Castronuovo was among 32 people busted in that $40 million ring, and 28 have already admitted guilt, prosecutors say. Prescription-drug abuse is everyone's problem, from the families of addicts to the people victimized by crimes committed by addicts. We applaud the crackdown. We also believe in the justice system. In this case, it's not looking good for Joseph Castronuovo. The eight-month commercial and recreational lobster season starts on Aug.6.Trap robbing basically,burglarizing business is a problem every year for Keys lobstermen. Assess the attorneyOn July 24, I made a presentation to the Marathon City Council of my concerns about the fitness of our city attorney in light of a recent Circuit Court ruling against our city. I only had two minutes to make my presentation, so I wrote my concerns down beforehand and essentially read them to the council. I was very uncomfortable calling for the termination of John Herin from his job as city attorney in a public meeting but feel that someone must call for the council to at least conduct a performance evaluation of this person's job performance in light of the legal fees that are paid by our city. I have made a formal request for those actual dollar amounts going back three years and will be happy to share them once I have received them. After talking with various City Council members, it has become clear to me that they have their own, but different, concerns about John Herin's job performance but are not prepared to address his position until after the election. I am pursuing this issue now because there is a proposed ordinance that was scheduled to come before the Planning Commission this July but was postponed and is now scheduled for the Aug. 20 Planning Commission meeting at the Marathon fire station at 5:30 p.m. This ordinance was written by John Herin in an attempt to repair the "1,500 foot" ordinance that a judge found the city violated when deciding whether the former Overseas Liquor & Lounge could reopen. This new ordinance would remove the requirement of written notice to property owners of any changes to the city's land development regulations should those changes cause a property to become what is called a legal non-conformity. I simply do not understand how it could be in the best interest of taxpaying property owners to not be told by their government about any issue or change in their property rights due to a change in the law. This proposed ordinance is bad law upon what is already a bad law. I have no confidence or respect for John Herin as our city attorney. My issues with John Herin go back to the redevelopment of Gary's Pub and Billiards, which is now Walgreens, and to Publix Supermarkets'request for a liquor store. All I am asking is that our City Council, for the first time in its history, conduct a review and rate the per formance of John Herin, our very wellpaid attorney. Bruce Schmitt Marathon Editor's note: The letter writer's company, Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate, developed the Walgreens at U.S. 1 and 55th Street in Marathon and sought a liquor store for the adjacent Publix.Walgreens Terry rocksI watched a commercial on TVand it made me think of Walgreens at 10870 Overseas Highway in Marathon. The Walgreens staff is wonderful and the Walgreens commercial reminded me of Terry. I was standing in line at the pharmacy as Terry waited on another customer. He dashed out from behind the counter and went over and got what the customer needed. On the way back, I told him it was a good thing he had his running shoes on. There has not been a time when I have needed advice and Terry hasn't taken the time to help me on my choice of which item and the reason why. He is a true asset to Walgreens and I am sure I am not alone in my thoughts. Thank you to Terry for all his patience and time he takes to be sure his customers leave Walgreens very satisfied. My hat is off to him and his dedication and caring. Sharon Hamilton Marathon Aquarius worth savingWe, the undersigned members of the South Florida congressional delegation, write to request an in-person meeting [with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco] and appropriate staff from NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research to discuss the future of the Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. It is with great disappointment that we learned that the president's budget terminated the National Undersea Research Program, the primary source of funding for Aquarius. However, we recognize that since 2008, Aquarius has been operated under OER and that National Undersea Research Program termination does not directly translate into Aquarius termination; NOAAstill retains the discretion to provide funding and resoaurces to Aquarius through OER. In fact, Aquarius would only take about $2 million in funding out of NOAA's expected $5 billion budget for fiscal year 2013, as proposed by the president. As with all federal agencies, NOAAmust make difficult funding decisions in light of the current budget climate. However, as [the administrator has] previously stated, Aquarius is a vital component of oceans research. The comparatively minuscule cost to operate this facility coupled with the unrivaled ability it provides aquanauts to explore the ocean floor and a living coral reef ecosystem certainly make NOAA's stated goal of program termination short-sighted, one we will ask you to revisit. The Aquarius Reef Base is the world's only remaining undersea research station. It has supported more than 124 missions and produced some 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications on a wide array of marine issues. We are confident that NOAAwill recognize the truly unique nature of the facility as well as the fact that there are no insurmountable obstacles to keeping the reef base operational. Maria Diaz-Balart David Rivera Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Miami Editor's note: Ros-Lehtinen aide Alex Cruz said a meeting with the lawmakers and Lubchenco is planned for today. The Aquarius,operated by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington,sits in 60 feet of water off Conch Reef in Tavernier.In addition to being used for marine research,astronauts used it to train in weightlessness for space missions. Spider helps turtlesI would like to thank Capt. Spider and Kathy Branch for supporting Save-A-Turtle with their casting contest. What a great time we had at Salty's Waterfront Grill and they collected $186 to help our flippered friends. If you haven't been, you're missing out on a fun time with lots of great people. Rick Sall, president Save-A-Turtle Marathon LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Capt.Spider branch helps a young angler during the casting contest.Voter numbers clarifiedAt several candidate forums and interviews recently, it was presented that the voter composition of state Senate District 39 is 70 percent registered Democrat. The actual voting data, according to the MyDistrictBuilder Statistics for Functional Analysis filed in the state Supreme Court in March places the percentage of registered Democratic voters throughout District 39 at 57.3 percent. As of May, only 53 percent of the district voters were registered as Democrats. The district includes all of Monroe and Hendry counties and portions of Miami-Dade and Collier counties. The percentage of registered Democrat voters in Monroe County is 33.9 percent as of July. No relative portion of the four counties of the district has 70 percent registered Democrat voters. The data for District 39 as of May registration statistics show Democrats at 40 percent in Collier, 53 percent Hendry, 61 percent in Miami-Dade and 34 percent in Monroe. The percentage of Democrats registered in the district continues to decrease. It also has been stated that the Republican candidate, Scott Hopes, closed the Aug. 14 election to allow only Democrats to vote in the primary, thereby disenfranchising Republican and other voters of the opportunity to vote for a state Senate candidate. In reality, when Hopes entered the race, two write-in candidates had already closed the election, making a Democrat primary necessary. Debby Goodman Cudjoe Key Editor's note: The letter writer is chairwoman of the Republican Party of Monroe County Executive Committee.
Wednesday,August 1,2012 7A Keynoter KeysNet.com Agents with the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.attend a recent commercial real estate seminar conducted by Jason Silfies,vice president of marketing,and Matt Kornfeind,director of broker advisory services,for Coldwell Banker Commercial.It included a review of the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand,a detailed look at tools and materials available through BluePrint,the company's national intranet,and an overview of marketing programs and international resources. BusinessREAL ESTATE REVIEWFirms find strategies to keep cash flowingSmall companies are finding ways to get cash without going to the bank. Since the financial crisis, it's become harder for small companies to get loans because banks are scared they won't be paid back. Many small businesses that qualify for financing are reluctant to take on debt because they're skeptical about the economy improving. All that uncertainty has some small-business owners turning to services that help them get paid faster while others are making deals to stretch out payments without accruing interest. For any company, the amount of money flowing in or out is critical to its success. When money is tight, paying basic bills such as rent and electricity can get dicey. But when cash is plentiful, a business can invest in its future by expanding, buying new equipment, hiring workers or rewarding staffers with raises. Here are a few ways some small businesses are keeping the cash spigot flowing:Sell what's owedJoe Reini needed to borrow money in 2009 because cash flow at his Atlantabased engineering services company, Mason-Grey Corp. was starting to suffer. Several clients had pulled out of planned projects they could no longer afford. He had no luck trying to get a loan. He was even turned down by a bank that he had a done business with for eight years. "It was absolutely maddening to see opportunities [for business] on the horizon, have relationships with banks and have them repeatedly say no," he says. So Reini turned to an online service called the Receivables Exchange, which runs a market for receivables the money that a business is owed from customers after it sells a product or service. Here's how it works: Company Ais owed $1,000 by Company B. Company A posts its invoice on the Receivables Exchange where investors can bid for it for an amount below face value. Company Achooses among the bidders and gets the cash it needs, sometimes within a day. When Company B pays the invoice, the Receivables Exchange handles the transaction and collects a commission. If Company B doesn't pay, then Company Awould have to pay back the investor. But Nicolas Perkin, the president of the Receivables Exchange, says companies tend to sell invoices from their customers that have a solid payment history. That reduces the risk. Selling invoices allowed Mason-Grey to improve its cash flow and it was able to hire 20 more staffers. Reini says the company's revenue has doubled since late 2008. Now Reini is reconsidering how much he needs a traditional bank. "They're too slow to adapt to our needs," he says.MiddlemenPart of managing cash flow is knowing when a bill will be paid. That's where companies such as Ariba help. Ariba offers a service called Dynamic Discounting that allows buyers and sellers to negotiate payment terms online. The supplier uses Dynamic Discounting to get a commitment for a payment date from the customer, which eliminates the uncertainty of when a check might arrive in the mail. The service also allows companies to get money sooner by offering an early payment discount. So if a company needs cash now, it can negotiate with its customers online and get paid through Dynamic Discounting. Mediafly, a Chicagobased firm that helps companies get marketing videos and other content onto mobile devices, is six years old, too young to get a loan or line of credit from a bank, says Chief Financial Officer Johnathan Evarts. "When you don't know when the money is coming, you can't hire staff as quickly as you'd like," he says. With Dynamic Discounting, "we know the day we're going to get paid." Evarts says that when customers commit to a payment date, they can't let it slide a natural course of events when a customer has to choose which bills to pay, and decides which ones will wait. And using a service like Dynamic Discounting means his company doesn't have to chase after customers saying, pay up!Stretch it outSometimes having healthy cash flow means holding onto the cash that's coming in for a longer time or not having that cash leave a company's coffers as fast. One way to make that happen is to ask suppliers to extend payment terms. Mark Toolan, a certified public accountant in Exton, Pa., says his clients have been asking for installment payment plans for the last two years. "I probably have got more people on payment plans than I ever have since I've been in business," says Toolan, who founded his business in 1997.Alternatives help maintain what's neededJOYCE M.ROSENBERGAssociated PressSMALL BUSINESS BUSINESS BRIEFSDogs invited to Yappy HourThe Keys chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International has scheduled its fourth annual Yappy Hour, where dogs and people walk as one, for 4 to 6 p.m. at Aqua, 711 Duval St., Key West. Cost for adults is $10; it's $5 for kids. Entry includes a buffet, soft drinks and one cocktail per adult. There's also a silent auction and Best of the Best dog talent show, along with prizes for best dog costume, cutest and best trick. The talent show starts at 5:15. Proceeds benefit Samuel's House, which houses homeless women and children, and the trade group's Keys chapter. For more information, send an e-mail to Jackie.herbst@westinkey westresort.com.Finance advisor schedules seminarSarah Cizmas, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Marathon, has scheduled an educational seminar, "How to Raise a Money-smart Child," for Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at her office in the Town Square Mall, 11400 Overseas Highway, Suite 220. The seminar is designed as a collaboration between the Edward Jones company and the Money Savvy Gener-ation), an organization devoted to children's financial literacy. The centerpiece of the program is the Money Savvy Pig Piggy Bank with four chambers, one each for saving, investing, donating and spending. The seminar is free but space is limited. To make a reservation, call Janine Mothner at 743-6121.Brown's new VP at Community BankVeteran Florida Keys banker has joined Community Bank, with offices in Tavernier and Key Largo, as senior vice president of credit administration. Brown has more than 30 years of experience in retail and commercial banking. She was born in Ohio and graduated from Stetson University and attended the Florida School of Banking and Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Brown was the Florida Keys Board of Realtors'2011 affiliate of the year and is involved in several community organizations, including serving on the executive committee of the Mariners Hospital Operating Board and being president-elect of the Upper Keys Rotary Club.Holding company sees record profitCentennial Bank's parent company, Home BancShares Inc., has reported record profits in the second quarter just ended. Second-quarter earnings were reported at $15.5 million, 7 percent higher than the previous record for quarterly earnings. Chairman John Allison, who's owned a home in Key Colony Beach for 30 years, says "not only was this significantly the most profitable quarter in the company's history, but we also reported improvements in our non-performing non-covered loans and assets [and] record net interest income." As of June 30, Home BancShares had deposits of $3.29 billion compared to $2.86 billion as of Dec. 31. The Arkansas-based bank holding company has a combined 101 branches in Florida, Arkansas and Alabama.Hospital honors leader GlickFran Glick, director of imaging services at Mariners Hospital, has received the Tavernier medical center's Osprey Award for leadership. It's given to a staffer who exhibits exceptional leadership in at least two of the following areas: People, service, quality and safety, growth, finance and community. Glick is active in many hospital events. 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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,AUGUST 1,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Designing students FIU students are about to unveil their proposed designs for the Marathon end of the old Seven Mile Bridge.Story, 2B Chill out In this scorching summer heat,we've got a great fruity recipe to help you chill out.Recipe, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleConchs'Twyman steps downGeorge Twyman is stepping aside as the Key West High School golf coach after three seasons. Twyman, the assistant pro at the Key West Golf Club, which is the Conchs' home course, said he wants to spend more time with his two young sons. "I miss out on that when I have to drive to Miami [for matches] every weekend," he said. He also said he needs to devote time to a PGAprogram that could lead to a job running a golf course or being a head pro. Twyman, who coached the Conchs to a district championship last fall, said he will still help out a practices and home matches. Principal Amber Bosco has yet to name a replacement, but she said there are two or three applicants. One is John Moeller, who has never coached golf, he said. "I play golf not real well, but I enjoy it." Bosco said Moeller has yet to be interviewed. Moeller is a former wrestling coach at Key West High and is the current boys tennis coach. He is also a bus driver who drives Conch teams to events on the mainland. With the golf team, he would only have to drive a van to places like the Biltmore Hotel golf course in Miami. Whoever the new coach is will inherit a team that will be led by junior Evan DeRoche, one of the top youth golfers in the state.Key West High School now searching for new golf coachBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SPORTSSluggish times will reverseIt was a good thing we had lobster hunting to take our mind off the slow fishing last week. All venues were sluggish, but things seem to have turned around as I write this. There's clean water and plenty of snapper on the reef. It can be a bit of a challenge to get them to bite, so I suggest downsizing your tackle to as light as you can possibly go to land the fish without breaking them off. On Monday, we scaled back to 12-pound fluorocarbon leaders and No. 2 and No. 4 hooks to get the mangroves and yellowtails to bite. We ended up with a very nice catch of good-size fish. Also, don't hesitate to move around a lot. If your first spot goes cold, move to the next and work it as long as you can. Repeat as necessary. The wreck bite has temporarily turned off due to a cold-water upwelling. This will stabilize and the fishing will be back to normal in no time. Offshore, the dolphin action remains slow. But dolphin, being the pelagics they are, can be here like gangbusters tomorrow. The best times to find the dolphin are first thing in the morning until about 10:30 or 11 and then in the evening as the sun begins to set. There's an excellent blackfin tuna bite at the humps to make your trip offshore worthwhile. As we enter into the dog days of summer, it's important to be flexible with your expectations and be willing to experiment with venues, tackle and techniques. Alittle patience goes a long way to filling the fish box.The week's bestEarly reports indicate this year's regular eight-month lobster season, which starts Aug. 6, should be among the best. Groups on rental boats at Captain Pip's Marina and Hideaway in Marathon certainly got their fair share during the two-day miniseason last week. Most got their limits and were back at the dock by noon. The SeaSquared crew took the two days off from chartering and went lobster hunting with friends. We also got our limit in no time at all. And we had some really big bugs. On the days surrounding mini-season, we took groups to the reef for snapper fishing. While the bite was not what it had been the week prior, our clients caught plenty for delicious snapper dinners at our local restaurants. We also spent some time in the shallow waters of Florida Bay doing catchand-release shark fishing for those more interested in a show than dinner. Capt. Eric Allen, of Scarlet Rose Sport Fishing docked at Charter Boat Row in Key West, reports slow action offshore with a few smaller dolphin on big weed patches. Inshore, the bottom fishing has been excellent, with great yellowtail and mangrove snapper catches along with a few grouper. Wreck fishing has produced amberjack either live baiting or using jigs.Casting contestCapt. Spider's Casting for Charity returns Thursday at the 7 Mile Marina/Salty's Waterfront Grill in Marathon. The contest runs from 6 to 8 pm, and will benefit the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. Contact him at 743-5305, SeaSquared@ bellsouth.net and www.Sea SquaredCharters.com.Reef's good but dolphin tough to landFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson Captain'sColumn Kathy Kocik from Plantation in Broward County w as in Key West for her birthday and did some fishing with Capt.Eric Allen and Scarlet Rose Sport Fishing.She landed this 60-pound amberjack on 20-pound spinning tackle. Risky Business' team wins $25KDanny Coll almost didn't fish the Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament that ended Saturday. He simply couldn't find anyone to fish with him on his 35-foot Cabo Express sportfishing boat dubbed the Risky Business "Normally, when I fish a tournament, I prepare the boat extremely well," said Coll, a Cudjoe Key real estate investor. "But all the way to early [last] Monday morning, I couldn't find anyone who wanted to go." Fortunately, at the last minute, Coll's friend Bernard Davis of Big Pine Key declared his availability. It's a good thing he did, because the Risky Business team won the top prize of $25,000 with a white marlin release, scored during Thursday's first day of angling. Coll released the marlin, worth 400 points and estimated to weigh 85 pounds, just before noon some 42 miles south of Key West. The fish bit a green and yellow TKO lure, Coll said. Coll said he never dreamed the billfish would win the three-day contest that was staged in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival. "After we caught the fish, I said it's too early in the tournament and we need to fish hard," recalled Coll, who won the Drambuie in 2008. "We needed to fish as hard as we could and we did so." Reel Darlins captained by Christopher Trosset of Key West, won $10,000 for second place with a total of 87 points. Cyd Tuskowski of St. Petersburg caught a 37-pound wahoo Friday, adding to Thursday's sailfish release by teammate Laura Russell of St. Petersburg Beach. Greg Eklund of Islamorada skippered the Cajun Queen team to 75 points and third place for $5,000. Angler Jordan Wolk of Tavernier released a sailfish Friday. The sailfish was added to Thursday's 25-pound dolphin caught by angler John Bechdel of Fort Myers. Tournament Director Tim Greene reported the event attracted some 200 anglers who fished on 33 boats. He also announced dates for the 2013 tournament of July 17 to 20.85-pounder wins Drambuie marlin tourneyKEY WEST FISHINGLucerne tournament targets seven backcountry speciesAone-of-a-kind event whose anglers target seven species, the Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship is set for Sept. 21 to 23 in Islamorada. The tournament is named for a man known affectionately in fishing circles as Mr. Everglades. Lucerne spent nearly 40 years exploring the backcountry's labyrinth of canals, water trails and mangrove mazes. To earn the grand championship, an individual angler or team needs to catch at least four of the seven eligible species: Black drum, bonefish, redfish, snook, snapper, tarpon and trout. Anglers of all skill levels are eligible and are sure to find their skills tested. As Lucerne did, however, they also are certain to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the Everglades. Kickoff and registration for anglers is set for Sept. 21 at the World Wide Sportsman, mile marker 81.5 bayside. Sept. 22 and 23 are fishing days and anglers must check in at either the World Wide Sportsman or Don's Bait & Tackle in Homestead. An awards dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the World Wide Sportsman. Prizes are to be awarded in the general, artificial and fly divisions. Registration is $400 per adult angler, $350 per young adult angler age 17 to 25 and $275 per junior angler age 16 or younger. Social tickets are additional. Anglers can save $50 off the entry fee if registered by Aug. 15. For more tournament information, go to herman lucernememorial.com .Event honors Mr.EvergladesISLAMORADA FISHING Catch 22'mate Hunter Barron prepares to release a blue marlin reeled in by Andy Newman off Islamorada last week.The fish,estimated to weigh 135 pounds,was Newman's first blue marlin.It bit a mahi-mahi belly strip as it was being cranked to the surface while those aboard were targeting swordfish in about 1,500 feet of water.Newman,who manages publicity for the county Tourist Development Council,was fishing with Capt. Scott Stanczyk out of Bud n Mary's Marina.FIRST MARLIN
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,August 1,2012 Crossword solutionSolution to the July 28 puzzle. Keynoter photo by LARRY KAHNThis is the old Seven Mile Bridge on the Marathon end.No vehicular traffic is allowed. 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It's why we pair tender and crunchy textures, sweet and sour flavors, and hot and cold temperatures (think hot fudge sauce over vanilla ice cream). In a way, these contrasts amplify the flavors of the dish, making the food much more than a simple sum of the parts. It's a technique well suited to healthy eating. Because by playing with contrasts, you are able to coax so much more from otherwise simple ingredients. For example, this fruit salad from Arthur Potts Dawson's new cookbook, "Eat Your Vegetables," pairs cooling cucumber and refreshing watermelon and mango with spicy red and green chilies. There also is contrast between the sweetness of the fruit and the savory flavors of the sauce (which is made from fish sauce, mirin and olive oil). The result is a delicious and healthy combination with far more flavor than your typical fruit salad. Using both chilies called for in this recipe makes for a dish with real kick. The heat is nicely moderated by the sweet watermelon and mango. But if you don't like things spicy, back down to half the amount of chilies. The ingredients: Two cups peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber. Two cups diced watermelon. Two cups diced fresh mango. Three tablespoons chopped fresh mint, plus whole leaves to serve. One red chili, thinly sliced. One green chili, thinly sliced. One tablespoon fish sauce. One tablespoon mirin. Athird of a cup olive oil. Salt and ground black pepper. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, watermelon, mango, chopped mint and red and green chilies. Mix gently. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the fish sauce, mirin and olive oil. Drizzle over the salad, then mix gently. Season with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with mint leaves. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 170 calories; 110 calories from fat (65 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 320 mg sodium. Start to finish: 15 minutes. Servings: Six.Add a little chili if spice is your thingAssociated PressTHE DINNER TABLE Photo courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESSThis refreshing fruit salad is perfect to cool yourself down during the blazing Florida Keys summer. LIVING BRIEFSKids'spelling bee set for this FridayThe fifth annual Frederick Douglass Spelling Bee kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at the Frederick Douglass Community Center, 111 Olivia St., Key West. Admission is free, and the community is invited to watch the kids who have been studying words for the bee all summer. The 2011 winner was Samantha Molback. The Key West Violin Studio students, under the direction of Paul Dagle, will provide the music for the program.Teen club reunion scheduled FridayWhat's called the 551 Teen Club Reunion hosts a festival Friday at Bayview Park in Key West from 5 to 11 p.m. It's planned as a celebration of three decades of friends who were members of the teen club sponsored by the Key West 551 Elks Club from the 1950s through the 1970s. There is no admission cost. The festival will include entertainment, dancing, food vendors, a car show and arts and crafts. Bring a lawn chair. The nonprofit event benefits a Key West High School scholarship. For more information, call 293-0902 or visit us at www.551teenclub.com .Group 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 Friday 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.Suspense theme for book clubThe Key West library's Book Bites Club meets at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room at the Key West library, 700 Fleming St. The theme for this year's summer reading program: "Between the Covers" tales of suspense, gothic horror, other worlds and other creatures." The library has a display and lists of suggested authors and titles, but members can read whatever they want. For more information, stop by the library or contact Kris Neihouse at 292-3595.Old Seven Mile redesigns to be unveiledThe public gets to give input this week into possible aesthetic changes to the old Seven Mile Bridge, Pigeon Key and Knights Key in the Middle Keys. In March, the Monroe County Commission OK'd spending $5,000 to have 15 students from Florida International University's College of Architecture and the Arts come up with design plans for the Marathon end of the Seven Mile Bridge. The students are working with the nonprofit Friends of Old Seven Mile, which is working to keep access to the old Seven Mile Bridge open. The state Department of Transportation closed the bridge to auto traffic in December 2007, saying the bridge is crumbling to the point where it's a safety hazard. The span was closed to fishing a year later and is in danger of closing even to pedestrian traffic in the future. The bridge is a de facto park and heavily trafficked tourist attraction for Marathon. It would cost an estimated $16 million to refurbish it as a recreational path, according to DOT. Initial design plans for the old span are to be unveiled from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the County Commission chambers at the Marathon Government Center, mile marker 48.5, and at the same location from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Each day, the public can vote on their favorite designs, then the votes will be tabulated culminating with the announcement of winning designs from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday. The project is in its early phase and the votes are nonbinding. The old bridge was built as part of the Florida East Coast Railway some 100 years ago. It's on the National Register of Historic Places.Sessions set for Thursday and Friday Keynoter StaffMIDDLE KEYS
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Lic # CPC 1457751 (305)-849-8063 TIKI HUTS Tiki HutsNEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099Lic# CYC000002 YARD WORK THE YARDMANBeautifying the Keys,One Yard At a Time.Yard & Power Washing Services. 849-2786 KIRK WILL SHOW UP! ARE YOU LISTED?Rates as low as $49.28. Call Laura at 743-5551 MARK PETERSON SCHOOLBOARD Paid by Mark Peterson for School Board District #3 Seniors turning to pot to ease painThat kindly gent with the rose garden, the cute little old lady in the deli line, the mahjong master at the community center anyone could be among a growing portion of our aging population: The senior stoner. In retiree-rich South Florida, some goldenagers are sporting illegal smiles as they discreetly puff on joints to ease the aches and pains of advancing years. "It's like taking a magic pill," said a 70-year-old Boca Raton woman who smokes pot almost daily to counteract cancer chemotherapy pain. "I can have a crappy, crappy day and I take one toke and in less than three minutes I'm leveled out and feel wonderful." Such scofflaws opt to flout convention rather than suffer. And their numbers are hardly insubstantial: 30 percent of Americans 50 and older have tried pot, according to a 2009 survey by the government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive. Last year, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that drug use among seniors has increased more than 3 percent over the past eight years. The number is expected to triple by 2020. One recent convert was a 70-year-old Delray Beach woman who calls herself Mary. "I'm a good, Catholic church-going person," she said. "I've never taken a drug in my life." But when a friend with an out-of-state prescription for medical marijuana offered a joint to alleviate the "excruciating" pain of a shoulder injury, Mary took a chance. "I had one hit and I went, Oh, dear God, this is awesome,'" she said. "It made me feel that much better. It absolutely should be legalized." In October, a then-56year-old Marathon woman whom police say was caught with 6.5 pounds of marijuana told Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies she needed it to battle pain from rheumatoid arthritis. The woman, whose trial is set for Aug. 20, is charged with felony possession. She was pulled over as she drove on Coco Plum Drive after a deputy received a tip she had the pot. The deputy reportedly smelled the marijuana in her car she said she drove to Miami to get it and took her to jail. For years, a 65-yearold Pompano Beach retiree tried every manner of drug from Dilaudid to morphine to battle pain from damaged bones, arthritis and fibro-myalgia. "I've been on all the hard drugs and nothing happens," he said. Then he sampled a little reefer. "I'll tell you, the first hit there was Zip-a-DeeDoo-Dah day," he said. "The only thing that helps is happy grass." Obtaining the illicit weed can be problematic for seniors. The Boca Raton cancer victim relies on her husband while retaining plausible deniability. "He might get it on the golf course," she said. "I don't know where; I don't ask." The Pompano Beach man grows pot in his back yard, cures it and smokes by the thimblefull in a hookah-like machine. "It's very therapeutic," he said. "I'm thinking of putting signs out in my yard they could say Legalize Pot.'" One of his "happy grass" pals is 80. Celeste Wheeler, 89, also of Pompano Beach, has never tried it, but is curious about joining the reefer club. "I'm very interested," she said. "Maybe something could help my back pain." This report was supplemented with material from Keynoter staff.They call it happy grass,' magic pill'McClatchy-TribuneTO YOUR HEALTH 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 MUSICWith Jessica Lillie1/2 Price Beer & Well DrinksFREE APPETIZERS LIVING BRIEFSChild safety seat program SaturdayThe Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition is urging parents and caregivers to attend a children's car-seat installation and inspection event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Home Depot in Marathon, 4555 Overseas Highway. Certified child-passenger safety technicians will be available to help properly install children's car seats, inspect previously installed seats and advise parents on child passenger safety. New convertible car seats may be available for Keys families on an as-needed basis. Adonation of $25 is requested for new seats provided. The car seat installation and inspection event is part of the Monroe County Child Passenger Safety Campaign funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. To find out more, call 293-8424.Reef Relief celebrates MondayReef Relief's 25th annual membership meeting is planned for Monday at the Pier House Caribbean Spa, 1 Duval St., Key West. The organization will recognize its accomplishments over the past year and outline this year's programs. Pre-sentations on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's management-plan revision process and The Nature Conservancy's coral restoration program are planned.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,August 1,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Ad# 0014800 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: CAK082029 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT 2004-06CB, Plaintiff, v. CAROL CROITORU ; RIVKA CROITORU ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed May 10, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. CAK082029 of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 7 day of August, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: UNIT 49, BLOCK 9, KEY WEST ESTATE, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PARCEL OF LAND IN BLOCK 9, ACCORDING TO THE KEY WEST FOUNDATION COS PLAT NO. 1, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 155 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 12 OF THE SAID BLOCK 9 AND RUN THENCE EAST AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SAID BLOCK 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 375.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH AND PARALLEL WITH EAST BOUNDARY OF THE SAID BLOCK 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE SAID BLOCK 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 55 FEET TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SAID BLOCK 9; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SAID BLOCK 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 37.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE SAID BLOCK 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 55 FEET; THENCE EAST AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SAID BLOCK 9 FOR A DISTANCE OF 37.50 FEET BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Cheryl Alfonso 302 Fleming Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-3423 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediatelyupon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA THIS 14 DAY OF MAY, 2012. DANNY L. KOLHAGE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Shonta McLeod Published July 25, August 1, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 123577 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of August 2012, at 11 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: "Lots 6 and 7, Block 3 of SAM-N-JOE SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 76 of Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Commonly known as: 30928A Nathalie Road, Big Pine Key, FL, 33043 including a 1961, 55 Mobile Home, bearing the Title No. 6450316 and VIN 1301566". Pursuant to SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case pending in said Court, the Style of which is: IBERIABANK Plaintiff VS. CADY HOLTKAMP, et.al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2011-CA-696-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 18th day of May, 2012 Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published August 1, 8, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 185054 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/22/2012, 09:00 am at 5540 3RD AVE KEY WEST, FL 33040-6032, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ARNOLDS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2B4HB21T4HK261222 1987 DODG JS1GV74G4P2100174 1993 SUZI 4T1SK12E1PU306186 1993 TOYOTA 1FMEU1768VLC22507 1997 FORD 4T1BG22K5WU207219 1998 TOYT 4S2CK58D1X4346402 1999 ISU NOVIN0200956965 2011 HMDE TL Published August 1, 2012Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 0015400 Notice of Public Auction Pursuant F.S. 328.17, United American Lien & Recovery as agent w/ power of attorney will sell the following vessel(s) to the highest bidder. Inspect 1 week prior @ marina; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer prem; all auctions are held w/ reserve; any persons interested ph 954-563-1999 Sale Date August 17, 2012 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 V11900 2006 ANG1 FL6902NB hull id#: ANGL0046L506 outboard hire gas fiberglass L20ft r/o Watermark Marina of Islamorada lienor: Islamorada Marina Asset Holdings 80461 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada V11901 2006 ANG1 FL6906NB hull id#: ANGR0140L506 outboard hire gas fiberglass L22ft r/o Watermark Marina of Islamorada lienor: Islamorada Marina Asset Holdings 80461 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU765 & 1911 Published July 25, August 1, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 125854 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS, that the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: SB 1203Sale of Surplus Vehicles All bids must be received by w ww.publicsurplus.com by the listed auction close time and date. The MCSD will only accept bids posted to www.pub licsurplus.com. All vehicles are currently located at 241 Trumbo Road, Key West FL 33040 and can be shown by appointment only. Contact Kayleen Watts, Transportation Supervisor at (305) 293-1400 x53400 to schedule an appointment. All vehicles are sold as is, where is. Notification of auctions can also be downloaded via www.demandstar.com (800) 7111712, www.keysschools.com/rfp (305) 293-1400 x53358 Published August 1, 4, 8, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter EHO Ad# 125091 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on AUGUST 17, 2012 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Road, Key Largo, Florida in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 96 DODGE RAM VIN# 2B6HB21X6TK147354 Publish August 1, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 125075 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on AUGUST 15, 2012 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Road, Key Largo, Florida in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. CUSTOM TRAILER VIN# GND7991729 Publish August 1, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 125322 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Florida Elite Crete located at 146 Peary Ct #B, in the County of Monroe, in the City of Key West, Florida 33040 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. TRG Holdings, Inc. Published August 1, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Long Hair mini Dachshund puppies. cream & chocolate/ cream, males. AKC, 1st shots. $800-$950. 305-743-3416 WOW LOOK !!! Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Doubletree Grand Key Resort, Conference Room 3990 South Roosevelt Boulevard Thursday, August 2, 2012 Tennessee Williams Theater at Florida Keys Community College 5901 College Road The Navy published a Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West Airfield Operations Draft EIS in the Federal Register on June 29, 2012. The EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of new aircraft and future airfield operations at NAS Key West. Community input will be used to help refine the proposal, alternatives, and improve the analysis.The Draft EIS is now available forreview and comment at www .keywesteis.com The Navy is holding open house public meetings that will allow the public to speak to project representatives one-on-one and submit written or oral comments. Please plan to attend at your convenience anytime between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The open house meetings are being held on the following dates, at the following locations in Key West, Florida:To ensure their consideration in the Final EIS, all comments must be postmarked or received (online) no later than August 28, 2012. Written comments may be submitted online at the project website or mailed to:Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast NAS Key West AirOperations EIS Project Manager P.O. Box 30 Building 903 NAS Jacksonville, FL32212Published Keynoter 7-25-12, 7-28-12 & 8-1-12
Wednesday,August 1,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. ITEMS FOR SALE Harmon-Kardon / Infinity surround sound system, $400. NC pine dining room table, 6 chairs, 2 leafs & matching china cabinet, $800. Call 305-852-5956. Ask for Howard or Linda. CLARK DIESEL FORKLIFT 6000 lbs. Good condition. Located in Marathon. $5500 obo. 239-825-8796 MARATHON OCEANFRONT Forever views. 3br, 2ba. Deep water dockage. Hot tub. $499,900 firm. Convenient location. Owner 732-674-3451 KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841 Gulf front Marathon Home on Gulfstream Blvd. 2/BR/2BA, ground level. Sunsets every night! Furn, dockage. Nice area $2500/mo + security. monthly min. No pets. 802-793-2288 LARGO SOUND VILLAGE 3BR/2BA. Newly landscapped, fenced yard, pets okay, home owners park. PRICE REDUCED $1700/mo. neg. + util. F/L/S Call 516-655-5321 A Beautiful 2 BR, 2 BA home. Unfurn. W/D. Appliances incl. Lrg workshop. $1450/mo, F/L/S, yearly lease. Avail 10-1. 386-547-3071 ISLAMORADA Canal Front 3/2 up; 1/1 down. Furnished. Monthly or long term. $1900 + util F/L/S. 973-248-5215; email@example.com Woodys Key Largo MM 96. Oeanside. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furn. 3/2 Short or long tern rental. 786-258-3127 Key Largo Landings of Largo 2/2 condo. 2 pools, marina, boat ramp, tennis courts, large carport. $1500/mo incl cable. Avail now. 954-214-1751 A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 MARATHON 1 BR apt, unfurnished. Some utilities included. $900/month. Call DD 289-6486 MARATHON STUDIO APT. Furnished, Water & electric included. No pets. $900/mo. F/L/S. 743-0404 KEY COLONY BEACH 2BD, 2BA. Canal, close to ocean, unfurn. W/D. Deck. $1500/mo. F/L/S + utils. 305-849-1299, 631-873-8195 CONCH KEY MM 63. 1 BR, 1 BA, ground level, fully furn. Kitchen, LR, boat slip avail. Directly on the Bay, must see! $1200/mo. 305-743-3478 KEY LARGO MM96.Ocean side. Direct ocean access w/Ocean views! Furnished, 3 BR, 2 BA. Short or long term rental. Call (785)258-3127 RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377 A1/1 COTTAGEFULLY furn. Incl. util. + Wifi & Sat. TV, W/D & D/W. $975/mo. F/S. Annual lease. MM100 Bayside. Ref. Reqd. 305-924-0137 KEY LARGO Mobile Home forrent. 3 BR, 1 BA, partially furnished. $850/Mo. F/L/S. 1(305)382-4350, please call between 5 p.m.-9 p.m. MARATHON 2/2 beautiful mobile home with Fl. room on deep water canal. Avail Aug 1st. $1250/mo F/L/S 743-5623 HEART OFMARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 Marathon Gulfside Village 5800 O/S Hwy, Unit #32, 960 sq. ft. $1750/mo. plus elec. Pete Donnelly 732-996-9591 or Sue Lovley 305-304-7565 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Available. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insr. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 HELP WANTED TO PUT OUTLOBSTER TRAPS starting Aug. 1st. Call 305-731-0975. OBB STARTERS & ALTERNATORS seeks F/T Sales Assoc. / Front Desk Attendant. Must be computer savvy & able to multi-task. Apply in person at 88539 Overseas Hwy. Drivers: Dedicated Account! Top Pay! Benefits, Miles, Great Home-Time & More! Werner Enterpirses: 1-800-567-4854 DOCK HAND PERSON FT/PT, needed in Marathon. Apply in person, Panchos Fuel Dock, 1280 Oceanview Ave. AUTO MECHANIC needed, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Tools required, drivers license required. No drunks or dopers. Apply at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. VariousCaribee boat sales forkliftMortgage Loan Officer Keys Federal Credit Union Immediate position available for an experienced, motivated, mortgage loan originator to join our mortgage lending team! The ideal candidate has knowledge of conventional loan requirements and current regulatory compliance requirements with a proven track record of sales ability & current mortgage market referral sources. Salary with volume based commission and comprehensive benefits package. High school diploma or equivalent required; a college degree preferred. >l Visit www.keysfcu.org to obtain an application. Fax your application to 293-6056. E.O.E. Construction professional wanted looking for an individual with a broad range of knowledge and abilities for work mostly in the Marathon area, clean, sober and non smoker...Send resume to P.O.Box 523237, Marathon Shores, FL 33052 Carpenter/Carpenters Helpers needed. Must have exp. in form work. Tools & transportation reqd. Work located Lower Keys. 872-2100 DOCK BUILDER Looking for a carpenter/barge worker. Valid drivers lic. & transportation required. Call Woody 305-942-6335 Grace Jones, Marathon needs a V.P.K. Teacher. Mininum CDA reqd or AA Degree in Early Education or related field. Great pay! Please fax resume to 305-743-6485 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. P/T MEDICAL ASST. WILL TRAIN Pruett Dermatology. Busy office, must have excellent coordination & organizational skills, eye for detail. Eagerness to learn, team player. Fax resume to 305-664-8898 to schedule an interview. CNAs; HHAS ]Needed for in-home care. Live-in, hourly. Call Caregivers of the Keys, 305-872-9788 Front Desk Clerk Full or part time. Must be flexibile. Apply at Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Hwy, Marathon HOUSEKEEPERS F/T for Grassy Key Resort. Experienced only. Call 305-923-0718. New Tropical Wicker Bedroom and Living RoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners Simmons Beautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'S BEDS 100s of BedsFactory Direct to YouMarathon MM 53.5 743-7277 Big Coppitt MM 9.5 295-8430FREE DELIVERY The Domestic Abuse Shelter, a crisis center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault has openings for a full time Victim Advocate and part-time relief advocates. Candidates interested in the full-time position need to be willing to work a varied schedule that could include nights, weekends, and holidays to assure coverage for the 24-hour facilities. Responsibilities include providing crisis intervention, hotline coverage, counseling, & advocacy services.Abachelors degree in social work or related field is desired with experienceworking in a human service organization. Survivors of violence or abuse areencouraged to apply. The Domestic Abuse Shelter is an equal opportunityemployer. Interested person should send resume w/letter of interest to: DAS, PO Box 522696, Marathon Shores, FL33052Victim Advocate OpeningsMiddle and Lower Keys Office/Store Staff or ManagerFull Time position Salary plus Bonus program Dive or sales experience a plus786-522-2693www.rainbowreef.us Join the Keys Top Name in Boating!Accepting applications for the following;401K Profit Sharing Health Insurance VacationApply in person MM 81.5, IslamoradaDFWP E X P E R I E N C E D F O R K L I F T T O P E R A T O R Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or email@example.com YOU HAVE IT.Somebody else wants it.Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) 743-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,August 1,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 HOUSEKEEPER P/T Apply in person, 97702 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo. EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. Professional Bartender Professional Cook. Drug & alcohol free. Catch 53 behind Holiday Inn Express, Mthn. (305) 289-0927, 289-0303 Key Colony Inn is hiring P/T and F/T night servers. Previous exp. req. apply in person or call 743-0100. 100 TON CAPTAIN / DIVEMASTER needed for snorkel boat in Marathon. Must be local. Call 305-731-3386 or 305-289-0614. CLASS A CDL WRECKER DRIVER. Clean driving record required. Apply 100850 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL. 305-451-0714 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hours. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-664-8033, Islamorada. Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 HOT SUMMER SPECIAL BOAT SLIPS, $425/mo. Sombrero Marina/Dockside, Marathon 743-5663 or email Sombreromarina@comcast.net All types of permits for sale!! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer,many refs avail. John Potts Jr. 321-784-5982, 321-302-3630. www.shipsusa.com Lobster/Stone Crab Business 43 Torres boat 3500 Lobster traps & certs; 3600 Crab traps & certs. All bus. equip incl. Must buy complete. $1.2 million 305-743-4594 MTHN-Marine Storage: boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 MARINE LIFE DIVE LICENSE & LIVE ROCK SITE $40,000. OBO. Will separate. 305-872-3721 40 DORADO 02 Lobster/Crab boat. 3406 Cat, 580 HP, fully loaded w/electronics & hydraulics. Ready to Lobster! 99K obo. 305-393-1415. LOBSTER CERTIFICATES Up to 2000. STONE CRAB CERTIFICATES Up to 1700. Will sell part or all. Call 305-587-7396 AA Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, gulf reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869 2006 FORD FUSION SEL Loaded, leather, Great condition! $10,600 or OBO. Please call 305-743-3613 AUTOS WANTED! ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. car-Van-Truck. Running or not. Cash paid. 305-332-0483 HONDA SHADOW 750 2006 6600 miles, 2nd owner, great shape! New tires, newly tuned, runs great. $3900.305-481-2614 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. WOW LOOK !!! CORAL REEF PARK CO. Bahia Honda DivisionIs seeking aFull Time Customer Service ClerkMust be a team player, and have some experience with Retail, Food Service and Water Sports. Supervisory skills a plus. Please call Nancy at 872-3954 or apply in person at Bahia Honda Park. Benefits availableEOE Join Team Hammocksand work in a fun and exciting environment.We offer growth opportunities,a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.POSITIONS A V AILABLE: Activities Person(Previous camp counselor,swimming,arts & crafts exp.a plus)Houseperson/Carpet Shampoo/General Maintenance Grill Cooks P/T BartendersApply in person: 1688 Overseas Hwy.,Marathon MM 48.2 BaysideEqual Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace Positions available atGuidance/Care Center,Inc. REHABILITATIONCOUNSELORPersonal Growth Center Marathon F/T Providing support and education to adults with mental illness.BA in Human Services required. Healthcare coverage,401 with match and retirement plan. Please send resumes with cover letter to email@example.com .EEOC/DFWP Community Health of South Florida,Inc.Now serving the Florida Keys Competitive salary & excellent benefits. Affirmative Action/E.O.E. Preference and appointments will be given to eligible veterans and spouses. Apply in person, on-line at www.chisouthfl.org, call, or fax resume: CHI 10300 SW 216 St., Miami, FL 33190; Ph: (305) 252-4872 ; Fax: (305) 254-4987 ;An Equal Opportunity Employer Patient Financial ServiceSpecialist F/T Patient Care Technician F/T Family Physician F/T Pharmacy Tech F/T RN P/T Dental Hygienist F/TAt our Marathon Center Physical TherapistRegistered Nurses Apply online at:http://www .f isher menshospital.or g Fishermans Hospital is located in Marathon,FLE.O.E./Drug Free Workplace/E-verify Now accepting applications for:Front Desk Staff Accountant ReservationsWe offer competitive wages. To apply go to: www .hershacareers.com For any questions please contact Shelby Valles @ 305-433-9937DFWP& EOECome join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: $$$ FLOORING INSTALLERS NEEDED $$$ For year round work! Experienced only. Must have van,tools,GL insurance,pass background and speak English.MUST HAVE MONROE COUNTY LICENSE.Call 877-577-1277 or visit http://contractor.us-installations.com Building OfficialCity of MarathonPlease see website for additional informationwww.ci.marathon.fl.us TOM THUMBFood Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions inMONROE COUNTY* Managers &ManagerTrainees Assistant Managers Store ClerksThree shifts available:6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6amTo apply please call 786-295-5307 and ask for Ken Lee We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E.