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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 19,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.75 25 CENTS Wrongful death?The family of woman who died diving off the Florida Keys last year is suing the dive operator and others. Story, 2A Load of lobsterAn early-morning Sheriff's Office marine patrol results in the seizure of more than 300 illegal lobster. Story, 6A Saturday was the Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup and Project Aware's Dive Against Debris and groups throughout the Florida Keys gathered to remove all sorts of trash from our waters and shores.They include this group (top) organized by Marathon resident Lisa Vaccaro (left),a group from A Deep Blue Dive Center in Key Colony Beach (above) joined by other dive shops,and Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue (right) on Big Pine Key.Everything from monofilament line to buoys was collected.Kids'insurance plan changesChanges to the state's Healthy Kids insurance program may soon force enrolled Florida Keys families to seek new doctors for their children. Achange in insurance providers might leave many of the 1,100 Monroe County children in the program without access to local pediatricians or other specialists, Dr. Stanley Zuba of the Florida Keys Pediatric and Adolescent Center in Tavernier said Monday. "It is just not right for these kids to be left without proper health care," Zuba said. "Whoever did this did not think it through." Healthy Kids, launched in 1990, is a state program with private insurance firms to provide affordable children's medical coverage to families. The program targets families who lack regular health insurance but have too much income to qualify for Medicaid. Payments are based on family income and which insurance plan they select. Effective Oct. 1, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida no longer participates in Healthy Kids as a result of a state bidding process. That leaves families with a choice between plans offered by United Healthcare Community or Staywell Kids neither of which has a big Keys presence. That means some families in Healthy Kids might be forced to seek health care on the mainland. Attempts to reach Healthy Kids executives in Tallahassee were not successful. But a statement from a Healthy Kids PR representative says each of the new Healthy Kids plans will be able to provide access to more than 14 "family and general practice physicians serving families in Monroe County," including four pediatricians. Zuba said he does not know any Keys pediatrician who accepts the Staywell plan. Healthy Kids lists Dr. Mehmet Atilla of Key West as a participating pediatrician. However, two pediatricians named by Healthy Kids as serving Marathon were unknown to Fishermen's Community Hospital staff or other Middle Keys pediatricians. Another, Dr. Michael P. Hernandez of Florida Keys Pediatrics in Marathon, is applying to join the Healthy Kids program but is not currently an approved provider. "No one notified any of us providers ... nor the parents until a few weeks ago," Zuba said in a letter to U.S. Rep.Healthy Kids dumps Blue Cross, meaning loss of pediatrician servicesHEALTH CAREBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com COASTAL CLEANUP 2nd push forwider channelWith decreasing cruiseship passenger counts and port calls expected in the coming year, the Key West Chamber of Commerce is renewing its push to study expanding a portion of the city's shipping channel to accommodate larger ships. Currently about 350 cruise ships make Key West a port of call. For the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, city officials expect that to be around 315 due to the increasing popularity of Asian and European trips, plus a Caribbean trend toward larger ships that Key West can't accommodate. Passenger fees help finance the city operating budget, which is expected to be $40.4 million 2012-13. Based on the city's projections, $418,000 in passenger fees will be lost; the city received $5.3 million in disembarkation fees and other cruise ship-related revenues in the current fiscal year. In people numbers, that equates to 711,791 passengers for 2012-13, down from 837,493. Chamber Executive Vice President Virginia Panico was poised Tuesday to make a presentation on the subject to the City Commission but it was scrapped at the last minute at the behest of Commissioner Tony Yaniz. "I think it's a politicking/lobbying campaign they're doing," Yaniz said of the chamber. "If they're going to have one side, some of my constituents are saying they feel different and they want equal time." Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, whose Old TownChamber wants larger ships in Key WestBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTThousands qualify for discounted WebCable provider Comcast is offering deeply discounted Internet service to tens of thousands of South Florida families including in the Keys but most of those who are eligible have yet to sign up. The company's Internet Essentials plan offers highspeed Internet, priced at $9.95 a month, to lowand moderate-income families. To be eligible, families must live in an area where Comcast offers Internet service, and at least one child in the family must be receiving free or reducedprice lunches at school. Huge numbers of families in South Florida have a child receiving free or reduced-price lunch. In the Monroe County School District, the figure is 48.7 percent of the 8,306 students enrolled as of Tuesday. There are some other eligibility hurdles (families must not have an overdue Comcast bill, and must not have subscribed to Comcast Internet within the past 90 days). For families that enroll, the $9.95 price is locked in for as long as the student continues receiving free or reduced-price lunch, or until they graduate from high school. In the case of elementary school students, that means parents could potentially take advantage of bargain-priced InternetProgram aims for poorer householdsBy MICHAEL VASQUEZmrvasquez@MiamiHerald.comTECHNOLOGYBoat ramps to see upgradesAplan to create a new Florida Keys mooring field for cruising boats and repair six public boat ramps will be floated at Friday's meeting of the Monroe County Commission in Marathon. Costs would total $595,500, which includes $250,000 to begin developing a mooring field that could be established in cooperation with a private firm providing onshore support. "Opportunities exist in several areas of the Keys where potential mooring field sites [currently unregulated] are adjacent to existing private facilities," says a report from Marine Resources Administrator Rich Jones. No site has been determined. The remaining Boating Improvement Fund projects would include $30,000 to repair the heavily used ramps at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier and about $5,000 each to repair ramps at State Road 4Aon Little Torch Key, Gulf View Park on Big Coppitt Key and Sunset Park on Key Largo.Gastesi letter also on agenda for commissionCOUNTY COMMISSIONSee County,3ASee Cruise ships,2ASee Insurance,2ASee Internet,2ABy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
service for a decade or more. Roughly one in five American households with school-age children lacks at-home Internet access, according to a 2011 federal government report. Comcast typically charges in the $30 to $40 range for this type of Internet plan, known as its Economy Plus service. The package offers downloads up to 3 Mbps, or megabits per second. While not the fastest of Comcasts Internet plans, its adequate for normal use, said LaToya Giles of Lauderhill in Broward County, who signed up for the offer last year. During a Comcast news conference Monday, Giles said her 6-year-old son uses the Web to do his first-grade homework, and shes started taking online nursing courses at Broward College. Im able to do all of my homework, participate in discussions online, without having to go to the library, or go to my moms house, or go to a friends house, Giles, 26, said. With computer skills becoming more important for children in all grades and schools offering more textbooks and even whole classes online, the Comcast program is designed to help close the digital divide between richer and poorer households. The Federal Communications Commission has made expanding Internet access a top priority, and when the FCC last year approved Comcasts merger with NBC Universal, one of the agencys conditions was that Comcast offer discounted Internet to less-affluent families. The structure of the program hasnt always been well-received (some lowincome advocacy groups argue it should be easier to qualify), but Comcast officials say they are committed to expanding the number of households that benefit. This year, for example, families with children receiving reduced-price lunch were added (previously, only free-lunch families qualified).Web discountedFrom Internet,1A KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,September 19,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.9081 THURS.9079 FRI.9081 SAT.9082 Forecast: Mostly cloudy with increased chance of thunderstorms.Breezy,fog overnight Thursday. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.There currently are no Keys beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. 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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSDead man still not identifiedThe Monroe County Sheriffs Office continues looking for help identifying the body of a man found Sept. 3 in waters near Ballast Key off Key West. Authorities say foul play doesnt appear to be involved, and that they have found no missing-persons reports that fit the mans description, which is white, 20 to 30 years old, about 5-foot-10 and about 160 pounds. He has a tribal tattoo on his upper left arm. Anyone with information should call the Sheriffs Office at 2892351. 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 NOTICE OFPUBLIC MEETING FLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITYFLORIDAKEYS AQUEDUCTAUTHORITY BOARD ROOM 1100 Kennedy Drive Key West, Florida 33040WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 10:00 A.M.The purpose of the Re g ular Meetin g is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA(potable water and wastewater issues) to receive reports on operational aspects of the or g anization. All a g endas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www .fkaa.com or a copy of the A g enda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Elvira Sawyer, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL33040, (305) 295-2203, firstname.lastname@example.org Published Keynoter 9-19-12 W e r e M o v i n g O c t 1 s tNew location in Town Square Mall 11400 O/S Hwy. Gulfside MarathonHi, Im Dr. AugstenAs of July 31st, I have completed and terminated my association with Fishermens Hospital and I have decided to open my own practice in Marathon, The Heart of the Keys. When I came to Marathon in December 2007 I would not have imagined how rewarding the experience would be. The residents of Marathon and the Keys, plus all of my worldwide patients that call Marathon their second home has welcomed me into their lives and I am truly grateful. Heart of the Keys CardiologyPlease call(305) 320-2451for additional information and to schedule appointments. Luis E. Augsten M.D.,F.A.C.C. 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 District 1 experiences the brunt of cruise-ship passenger impacts, said the renewed push for a wider channel is due to the unfavorable budget projections. When they saw there was going to be a shortfall in cruise-ship revenues this year, I think it opened up a window of opportunity for them to start lobbying the commission to change [the commissions] position. Last November, commissioners, prompted by relatively one-sided public opinion, voted 6-1 not to ask voters in a city referendum whether they support exploring dredging the channel. Astudy would be undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to analyze widening Cut B of the channel from 300 feet to 450 feet, allowing for longer ships that require a larger turning radius. The study would cost an estimated $5.5 million, half of which would come from the federal government and the other half from a combination of city, state and private funding. Actual dredging, expected to cost $36 million, would violate the federal law that created the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Panico said widening the channel is a public safety issue and that larger ships dont necessarily equate to more passengers. The ships are getting more amenities, bigger rooms, more suites, more restaurants and bigger pools. Its not necessarily more passengers but the competition is getting bigger and better in the lucrative Caribbean cruise market, she said. The chambers presentation, which Panico made Tuesday for the Key West Attractions Association, shows cruise-ship passengers and crew contribute $84 million to Key Wests economy. In part due to the expected reduction in cruise-ship money in 2012-13, the City Commission has raised property taxes and increased onstreet parking from $1 per hour to $2 per hour for the coming fiscal year. Key West passenger counts hit an all-time high of more than 1 million per year following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks because people didnt want to fly. Passenger counts generally decreased following the January grounding of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.Chamber pushesFrom Cruise ships,1A Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, protesting the loss of Blue Cross. This is a dire situation that puts thousands of kids in the Keys at risk.... Parents have complained to him that navigating the Healthy Kids voicemail network is incredibly difficult, he said. Blue Cross dealt fairly with physicians on costs, Zuba said, but reimbursement to doctors offered by the other Healthy Kids plans does not account for higher costs in the Keys. The statement from Healthy Kids says, Between both plans, all three inpatient facilities Mariners Hospital, Lower Keys and Fishermans Hospital will serve Monroe County families. Mariners Hospital in Tavernier accepts Healthy Kids clients under the United Healthcare plan, but not the Staywell Kids plan. Calls to business staff at Lower Keys Medical Center and Fishermens had not been returned at press time. Keith Douglass, a former Monroe County commissioner, was active in helping the Rural Health Network offer low-cost childrens health care to Keys families. It was a very successful program, Douglass said. But over the years, the state really pulled back from doing promotion or expanding local services. Trying to get kids health care was something that made sense to everybody, Douglass said. Its not supposed to be hard. Losing people like Dr. Zuba would be a huge loss.State pulled backFrom Insurance,1A Theft: N ot-guilty plea Former Great Marathon Radio Co. employee Danielle Alderman has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from her longtime employer, Joe Nascone. The 38-year-old worked for Nascone for 19 years at the radio station he headquartered for years on Boot Key in Marathon. His company broadcasts WGMX 94.3-FM and WFFG 1600AM. According to court documents, Alderman authorized $213,303 worth of business account debits over 18 months from January 2011 to May this year. That included 295 checks. Court documents state that $156,558 of those debits were for checks made out to cash to Alderman, which she was not authorized to do. Alderman was arrested on Aug. 6 on a charge of first-degree grand larceny of $100,000 or more. Her arraignment was Sept. 6 and she remains at the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island in lieu of $150,000 bond, according to the Sheriffs Office website. Alderman admitted to misappropriating the money while she cannot justify the spending, Deputy David Lariz wrote in his arrest report when she was taken into custody. Alderman is scheduled to make a pretrial appearance in Marathon before acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker on Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. and is slated for trial on Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. Its unclear whether Aldermans attorney, William Heffernan, and Assistant State Attorney Tanner Demmery are working on a plea deal. Neither returned Monday and Tuesday phone messages. Nascone also did not return phone messages but when Alderman was arrested, he said he wanted her to do prison time since paying restitution seems unlikely.IN THE COURTSKeynoter StaffDead divers family suesThe family of a woman who died diving off the Keys on Aug. 6, 2011 along with another diver has sued the dive operator, the boat captain and the other victims estate, the Palm Beach Post reported Monday. Judy Boone, 53, of Wellington and Kevin Moss, 43, of Boca Raton died together on the deep ledge at Crocker Reef, about 60 below the surface off Plantation Key. Boones family claims David Leith, the operator of the dive boat, gave Boone bad dive gear and didnt monitor her or the other divers while they were in the water, the Post reported. The newspaper says the family also claims Moss was negligent because Boone died while trying to help him when he ran into problems underwater. At the time, authorities said the two were among five divers gathered for a reef trip. Leith ran the boat, a 25-foot Bayliner named Bob, as a favor to Mariann Radwan, 54, who organized the trip. Moss apparently ran low on air on the groups second dive and had trouble dealing with newly purchased gear that included a dive-weight system integrated into his buoyancy compensator. Boone died while trying to render assistance by trying to share her air with him. Moss suffered from Parkinsons disease and exhibited some symptoms but reportedly was a certified diver with hundreds of logged dives. Relatives told the South Florida SunSentinel that Moss exercised regularly and was physically fit. The pair died on their second dive of the day.IN THE COURTSKeynoter Staff ALDERMAN WEBBER Louise M. Webber, 90, formerly of Lisbon, OH, went home to be with her husband and her Lord on Monday, September 10, 2012, at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring, OH,following a lengthy illness. She was born in Madison Township, OH, on January 6, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruby (Rayle) Conkle. Living her entire life in this area, she was a 1940 graduate East Liverpool High School and a founding member of Madison Trinity Church. Mrs. Webber enjoyed camping, crocheting, tatting, knitting sewing and quilting. She will always be remembered for her Sunday dinners with her family and her winters in Florida. Her greatest passion in life was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her husband, Nellis E. Webber, whom she married on A pril 10, 1941, died in 1983. Following their marriage, they built their home in Apples Corners, East Liverpool and raised their family. Mrs. Webber is survived by her children, sons: James E. Webber and his wife Sharon of Beloit, OH and Charles N. Webber and his wife Paula of Lisbon, OH; daughter: Barbara Fehsenfeld of Marathon, FL; grandchildren: Holly Schillig and husband Chris, Kristina McDaniel and husband Kevin, Terri Lynn Maiorana and husband Jim, Michele Thompson and C. Michael Webber and wife Marthana as well as ten great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother: Wells Conkle; grandson: Michael Fehsenfeld, Jr. and son in law: Michael Fehsenfeld, Sr. Services were held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes in East Liverpool, OH on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Ted Barnes of the church officiating. Burial was in United Presbyterian Cemetery of Calcutta. Family & friends may view this obituary or send condolences online at www.altmeyer.com THE CITYOFKEYWESTCode Compliance HearingW ednesday September 26, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Old City Hall, 510 Greene StreetIt is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For si g n lan g ua g e interpreters, assistive listenin g devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTYnumber at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3951 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 9/19/12 Alderman next due in court on Oct.29
Wednesday,September 19,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com 12.99Canadian LTD1.75 L22.99Cutty Sark1.75 L10.99Crystal Palace Vodka1.75 L33.99Ketel One VodkaSelected Varieties, 1.75 L12.99Kentucky Gentleman1.75 L15.99The Kraken Black Spiced Rum750 ml27.99Dewars White Label Scotch1.75 L27.99Absolut VodkaSelected Varieties, 1.75 L16.99Ruskova Vodka1.75 L17.99Malibu Coconut Rum1.75 L27.99Knob Creek Bourbon750 ml13.99Gordons Gin1.75 L18.99Bacardi Light RumOr Gold, 1.75 L27.99Jose Cuervo Especial TequilaGold or Silver, 1.75 L9.99Benziger Chardonnay Wine750 ml16.9924-Pack Budweiser, Miller, or Coors BeerAssorted Varieties, 12-oz can and/or bot.8.49Bogle Merlot WineOr Chardonnay, 750 ml 12.9912-Pack Heineken or Corona BeerAssorted Varieties, 12-oz can and/or bot. E-Mia/Jax/Lakeland 4C-ThursdayPrices effective Thursday, September 20 through Wednesday, September 26, 2012.Liquor items are only available at Publix Liquors. Visit publix.com/store to nd the store nearest you. Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Quantity limits per customer apply. POKER RUNMore extensive boat-ramp projects are planned for Blimp Road on Cudjoe Key ($200,000) and Koehn Avenue on Big Pine Key ($100,000). Jones also will seek permission to proceed with advertising an ordinance to enact a state pilot program for anchoring in several areas of the Keys. State boating officials removed Key Largo's Sunset Cove from the project but otherwise signed off on a previously approved county plan. In other business at the 9 a.m. commission meeting at the Marathon Government Center: Wording of a formal letter of reprimand for County Administrator Roman Gastesi for his part in the iPhone and iPad theft scandal will be presented for consideration. Former county staffer Lisa Druckemiller is criminally charged with stealing 52 of the county devices, and Gastesi admitted buying five of them for cash at cut-rate prices. Under a related item, contracts for former county Judge David Kirwan and retired Sheriff Rick Roth will be presented to commissioners. The pair will be charged with deciding what other county employees that bought the electronics should be disciplined, and how. Gastesi will fund their work. Commissioners will consider a contract for Chief Assistant County Attorney Bob Shillinger to replace the retiring Suzanne Hutton as county attorney effective Oct. 1.Letter comingFrom County,1A Keynoter photos by KEVIN WADLOWCustom bikes line Old Town Key West on Saturday,when the Poker Run is in full swing.Bikerevent deemed a successExcept for the loud motorcycle pipes, it was generally a quiet poker run this past weekend in the Keys, meaning little in the way of law-enforcement problems. An estimated 10,000 riders thundered down U.S. 1 to Key West for the 40th annual Phil Peterson's Key West Poker Run. Event Chairman Jerry Sanders from the cosponsoring Key West Sunrise Rotary Club said the participation level is on par with previous years. "I think it was the smoothest one we've ever run," Sanders says, noting that he received few negative comments about traffic and noise from residents of the Southernmost City. "It was just a lot of fun and we're thankful the weather held out for us." Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean reported eight motorcycle-related incidents, two serious. At 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a motorcycle rider lost control near Truman Avenue and Windsor Lane and hit the ground; he was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a motorcycle with two passengers rear-ended a police car at Palm Avenue and Eisenhower Drive; the pair was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center. Crean said detailed incident reports had not been finalized on Tuesday and could not identify those involved in the wrecks. Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin reported only one motorcycle-related incident, around 1:40 p.m. Saturday. In that case, deputies spotted 27-year-old Ovidio Cabrear of Miami going more than 120 mph southbound on a 2009 Kawasaki at mile marker 111. Cabrera refused to stop for numerous deputies until eventually pulling over on Big Pine Key, Herrin said. Previously deemed a habitual traffic offender by a judge, Cabrera was charged with fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving and driving with his license suspended. A girl on the back of his bike said she was scared of the speed they were going.Few incidents to speak of, police sayKeynoter Staff KEYSNET.COM
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,September 19,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com 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. EDITORIALTeach to test doesn't workLETTERS TO THE EDITORRegister to voteI am a member of the Florida League of Women Voters. We are concerned citizens who are qualified and able to register voters right here in the Lower Keys where we live and work. The Lower Keys League of Women Voters is pleased to announce a voter registration event at the Winn-Dixie on Big Pine Key on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Oct. 9 deadline for voter registration is fast approaching. Come join us and be ready to vote on Nov. 6. The November election in Florida is very important and includes 12 proposed state constitutional amendments, justices of the state Supreme Court, state Legislature representatives, U.S. senator, president and vice president. The local races on the ballot for Monroe County include selecting the sheriff, Mosquito Control Board, supervisor of elections, clerk of the circuit court, extending the 1-cent sales tax and recommending changing the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board from appointments to elected positions. Be sure your voter registration is up to date and reflects your current name and address. Be ready to vote and remember, every vote counts. Diane Johnson Sugarloaf KeyIt's not only Florida where educators have a problem with score-based evaluationsThe news this week out of Chicago focused on the teacher strike there, which closed schools for 350,000 children. One of the issues in contention: Performance measures and grading teachers for raises, promotions and retention. If that sounds familiar, it ought to, since Florida teachers have been battling a variation on this accountability front the past three years. There is one big difference, however: It's illegal for teachers to strike in Florida. Both the state Constitution and Florida law (Chapter 447.505) prohibit strikes by public-sector employees. Penalties are pretty drastic, including termination, probation if rehired, frozen salaries and even loss of retirement benefits (if found to have violated state law). In Chicago, a teachers union board member, Jay Rehak, told reporters his members were most concerned about job security and said a program that grades teachers based on students' standardized test scores is "data-driven madness." He'll find some support for that criticism from Florida parents, who have watched this state's fixation on FCAT scores to rate schools become teach to the test, a focus that's hurt, not helped. Even Gov. Rick Scott has begun talking about the need for changes in how tests are conducted, how best to measure academic progress, and how to integrate teacher evaluations. The Tampa Bay Times weighed in on this in an editorial published last Friday. "Most Florida schools still cannot tell parents how teachers performed last school year. Districts have been unable to complete teacher evaluations from 2011-12 due to the time it has taken the state Department of Education to establish student learning gains based on FCATscores on a teacher-by-teacher basis."Mind you, the law took effect two years ago and the state still can't figure out how to provide the data needed?We have a long way to go before teachers trust the system, especially given the litany of attacks aimed at teachers in Florida, Illinois and other states. John Romano, a Tampa Bay Times columnist, wrote about this Saturday: "My guess is that teachers make easy scapegoats. Instead of talking about how to improve test results, instead of talking about how to improve teacher performance, the state passes laws that threaten pay freezes and pink slips if standardized test scores do not improve. "This isn't about accountability; it's about blame." That's not the way to improve our schools. And for the first time perhaps parents and others invested in school reform maybe even the governor are beginning to embrace that lesson. Put down the phoneThere is a strange malady that has afflicted a huge percentage of our population, namely, an overwhelming compulsion to be constantly communicating.Folks are totally in love with their electronic devices. They carry them and use them everywhere in restaurants, at the movies, at the gym, while driving. I find that most folks don't really have much of importance or interest to say, so what are these people constantly yakking about?You see couples on a date texting someone else while ignoring the person they are with. You see families in a restaurant with every member talking or texting while totally ignoring each other. How pathetic, how sad, how rude.I own a cell phone and use it occasionally, but keep it primarily for emergency purposes. I don't text, tweet or Facebook. Will I be picked up by the authorities and placed under observation for being weird and un-American? I wonder.Sidney Glauser North Bay Village Redirect war machineViolence from above, below, within and afar it's a profitable business, an industrial export that just keeps on giving, producing suffering, pain and wealth.Surgical air strikes, precision bombing and collateral damage must be taken in stride; a challenge to it may be misunderstood. Nothing learned and innocent civilians lost as the ghosts of war buckle beneath the stranglehold of failed strategies and illogical objectives.Death from 30,000 feet a cruise missile, a drone strike, an assassin's bullet, an unarmed prisoner, an American citizen does not require congressional approval. An individual, or perhaps an appointed panel convening in secrecy, will make the call. Fact-checkers check the fact-checkers, assailing one another as the scientists create the data needed to support their political ideology. The hindrance of truth and veracity is of no concern. Words mean nothing and no one is accountable. Spin, along with rationalizing the absurd, has taken center stage. Delusion reigns supreme. Police and the soldiers that we train turn their weapons on us, killing our men and women with their taxpayerbought rifles. Occupying this unconquerable land has always been an action without merit. Buffoonery prevails at the political conventions. Broken men and women weep, cheer and lament each other's ineffectiveness, celebrating the illusion they are prepared to sell us. The military industrial complex is a powerand money-lusting demonic beast with a voracious appetite. It must be fed, destroyed or retooled. It will not listen to reason nor surrender its gains. It will take a leader with courage and integrity to harness its wealth and constructively redirect some of the projects that have been undertaken by this vast enterprise, an individual with strong business acumen. We can maintain our combat readiness and effectiveness while diverting the machinery of war into other profitable ventures that are more conducive to the quality of our lives if we cease to fund and keep in office our present crop of warmongers. John Donnelly Key LargoSewer help neededThe Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce has formally taken a position on behalf of businesses and residents of the Lower Keys being impacted by the Cudjoe Regional sewer system, which feature the issues as we see them and the solutions we feel are viable.Issue: There are crippling assessment fees based on a formula using residential usage, which in many cases does not relate to actual usage. Virtually all small businesses in the Cudjoe Regional sewer system are locally owned and the assessments will in many cases cause their demise, even with the proposed installment plan.Solution: Businesses are encouraged to timely participate in the appeal and review process if applicable to their situation. Alternative options to the currently proposed financing that will provide manageable payments without closing our businesses must be facilitated and found by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and the county.Issue: An insufficient amount of grants, savings and cash flow available for paying the required lateral hookup costs, which cannot be financed on our tax bills and for which every homeowner is liable. The working-class community that largely makes up the Cudjoe Regional sewer system will, in many cases, be unable to pay for the lateral hookup costs and consequently will be forced out of the community, with irreparable damage to the entire community and the county.Solution: Realistic financing options and cost mitigation must be facilitated by FKAAand the county.Issue: Penalization of existing, pending and potential development that has or will have on site EPA2015-compliant wastewater treatment systems. Although it affects a small percentage of the Cudjoe Regional sewer system, the significant duplicate costs and chilling effect on development of the locally required abandonment of otherwise compliant on-site wastewater treatment systems puts a chokehold on the economic recovery of the entire community and the county's tax base.Solution: Allow the small number of on-site systems to remain while they are EPA-compliant, with a required inspection program. Additional or alternative options must be facilitated and found by FKAA and the county to avoid penalizing compliance and choking economic recovery and the county's tax base. The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce applauds the county and FKAA's efforts to meet the statutory mandates and improve our waters, which are a precious resource and the heart of our economy. The foregoing Cudjoe Regional sewer system issues must be resolved to achieve this goal so that compliance is not at the expense of economic recovery. The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce recommends and is willing to participate in an immediately formed coalition of FKAAand county representatives along with affected business people and residents for the purpose of investigating, facilitating and developing the above-referenced solutions to our sewer system issues, which are small in number but significant in scope. Steve Miller, president Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Big Pine KeyPlanned hotel gets height increaseIt appears concerns over building heights have tempered among Marathon residents over the past few years. No one spoke against a planned Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Old Town Monday when property owner Roger Masters and development partner Prime Hospitality Group went before the city's Planning Commission asking for the building to be 8 feet higher than normally allowed under code. Masters and Prime representative Jorge Cepero presented plans in which the proposed hotel would exceed, in several areas, the city's 37foot height limit on new construction. The areas would basically be four-sided roofs on top of stairwells surrounding the hotel and one larger area at the front of it. The Planning Commission briefly addressed the architectural features before unanimously approving an amended development agreement and conditional use for the project. It increases the site from 80 to 95 units. In fact, competing developer Pritam Singh, who owns the nearby Tranquility Bay Resort at mile marker 48.5, encouraged the project. He said more name-brand hotels would draw more tourists to the Middle Keys. "You don't usually have competitors coming up saying, Build this,'" he said. "This is a good product. The height doesn't concern me." City Finance Director Peter Rosasco drew widespread criticism when he owned the 4.81-acre property at mile marker 48 bayside in 2009 and requested a 25 percent height variance for architectural features to build a Hampton Inn. The opposition was so much that he dropped the variance bid. However, Masters and Prime did submit a significantly scaled-down version of what Rosasco's plans called for. The architectural features are much fewer and will be no taller than 45 feet, according to city Planning Director George Garrett. The height issue was secondary to Masters'main goal of getting project approval but was expected by many to be a larger concern than it was. Garrett explained how commercial space was deducted and replaced with additional rooms. "It was approved for 80 units, with a substantial amount of commercial space. The new owner has determined the commercial space involved in the project really didn't make sense. The footprint of the project remains exactly as it was in the previous version," Garrett told the commission. Garrett added that Masters would likely seek allocations from the city's pool of at least 100 hotel units awarded by the state Cabinet in January. The city's had a moratorium on new units since incorporating in 1999, but was given the 100 new rooms by the state for its nearly complete citywide central sewer system. Masters has 46 units, but he and Prime are in the process of purchasing the old Longhorn Lodge property near 125th Street. That would add 30 units to the Courtyard site, and Masters is expected to seek an additional 19 from the city's new pool of units.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON BPfraud allegedA31-year-old man from Homestead was indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday for allegedly trying to defraud the BPoil-spill claims center using the Florida Keys as his base.Jean Lindor is charged with five counts each of mail fraud and wire fraud, and three counts of access-device fraud for allegedly filing fraudulent claims alleging loss of income from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon BPspill off the Louisiana coast.Following the spill which saw no BPoil surface in the Keys BPestablished the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to administer, mediate and settle individuals'and businesses' claims for costs, damages and other losses incurred as a result of the spill.Prosecutors say Lindor filed fraudulent claims against the fund, in his own name and in the name of a not-for-profit business he established called Noula Inc., located in Homestead. According to the indictment, Lindor sought emergency payments of $12,000 and $25,000, respectively, on his personal and business claims.To execute the scheme, the feds say, Lindor used the mail and Internet to open the claims and submit required forms and documentation, including employment verification letters and tax return documents.The indictment alleges the documents Lindo provided in November and December 2010 were false in that they represented he worked at "an organization in the Florida Keys" at the time of the spill and that his hours and income had been curtailed as a result.The indictment also alleges Lindor used unauthorizedclaim numbers to file the claims.IN THE COURTSKeynoter StaffGov.Rick Scott has begun talking about the need for changes in how tests are conducted.
So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day.Complaints to the government are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations, raising questions about how well the federal do-not-call registry is working. The biggest category of complaint: Those annoying prerecorded pitches called robocalls that hawk everything from lower credit card interest rates to new windows for your home.Robert Madison, 43, of Shawnee, Kan., says he gets automated calls almost daily from "Ann, with credit services," offering to lower his interest rates. "I am completely fed up," Madison said. "I've repeatedly asked them to take me off their call list." When he challenges their right to call, the solicitors become combative, he said. "There's just nothing that they won't do."Madison, who works for a software company, says his phone number has been on the do-not-call list for years. Since he hasn't made any progress getting "Ann" to stop calling, Madison has started to file complaints about her to the Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the list.Amid fanfare from consumer advocates, the federal do-not-call list was put in place nearly a decade ago as a tool to limit telemarketing sales calls to people who didn't want to be bothered. The registry has more than 209 million phone numbers on it. That's a significant chunk of the country, considering that there are about 84 million residential customers with traditional landline phones and plenty more people with cellphone numbers, which can also be placed on the list.Telemarketers are supposed to check the list at least every 31 days for numbers they can't call. But some are calling anyway, and complaints about phone pitches are climbing even as the number of telemarketers checking the registry has dropped dramatically.Government figures show monthly robocall complaints have climbed from about 65,000 in October 2010 to more than 212,000 this April. More general complaints from people asking a telemarketer to stop calling them also rose during that period, from about 71,000 to 182,000.At the same time, fewer telemarketers are checking the FTC list to see which numbers are off limits. In 2007, more than 65,000 telemarketers checked the list. Last year, only about 34,000 did so.FTC:It's workingDespite those numbers, the FTC says the registry is doing an effective job fighting unwanted sales calls."It's absolutely working," Lois Greisman, associate director of the agency's marketing practices division, said in an interview with The Associated Press. But, she said, "the proliferation of robocalls creates a challenge for us."Greisman said prerecorded messages weren't used as a major marketing tool in 2003, when the registry began. "In part because of technology and in part because of greater competitiveness in the marketplace, they have become the marketing vehicle of choice for fraudsters," she said.For people trying to scam people out of their money, it's an attractive option. Robocalls are hard to trace and cheap to make.With an autodialer, millions of calls can be blasted out in a matter of hours, bombarding people in a struggling economy with promises of debt assistance and cheap loans. Even if a consumer does not have a phone number on the do-not-call list, robocalls are illegal. A2009 rule specifically banned this type of phone sales pitch unless a consumer has given written permission to a company to call.Political robocalls and automated calls from charities, or informational robocalls, such as an airline calling about a flight delay, are exempt from the ban. But those exemptions are being abused, too, with consumers complaining of getting calls that begin as a legitimate call, say from a charity or survey, but then eventually switch to an illegal telemarketing sales pitch.Robocalls can be highly annoying to consumers because they're hard to stop. Fraudsters use caller-ID spoofing so that when a person tries to call back the robocaller, they get a disconnected number or something other than the source of the original call.The best thing people can do when they get an illegal robocall is to hang up. Do not press "1''to speak to a live operator to get off the call list. Wednesday,September 19,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 5101 Overseas Hwy. (305) 743-6350Mon. 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FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 09/19/12 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 McDonald's new menu item:Calorie countsMcDonald's restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries.The world's biggest hamburger chain said Sept. 12 that it will post calorie information on restaurantand drive-thru menus nationwide starting this past Monday. Some restaurants have already posted the counts. The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year."We want to voluntarily do this," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's USA. "We believe it will help educate customers." In cities such as New York and Philadelphia where posting calorie information is already required, Fields notes that the information has not changed what customers choose to order. "But I do think people feel better knowing this information," she said. The chain also plans to announce that its restaurants in Latin America, which are owned by a franchisee, will start providing calorie information this spring. McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, Ill., already posts calorie information in Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom. The decision to post calorie information in the U.S. follows the Supreme Court's decision this summer to uphold President Obama's health-care overhaul, which includes a regulation that would require restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calorie information. The timetable for carrying out that requirement is being worked out. Corporate Accountability International, which has urged McDonald's to stop marketing its food to children, notes that the chain has fought efforts to institute menu labeling in local jurisdictions in the past and said its latest move was "certainly not voluntary." The Wendy's Co. did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Representatives for Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum Brands Inc, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, said they're waiting for further guidance from regulators before updating their menus.Such info required under health lawBy CANDICE CHOIAssociated PressFAST FOOD Do-not-call list still abusedMarketers ignoring federal lawBy JENNIFER C.KERRAssociated PressCONSUMERS Business Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Florida's pension chief says that the state may need to increase the amount of money it puts into the state's massive retirement fund and ratchet down expectations on how much it expects to make off investments in the coming year. Ash Williams, executive director of the State Board of Administration, has written legislative leaders twice in the last four months to suggest changes may be needed to the nearly $130 billion Florida Retirement System. His recommendations were included in an annual report in May and he emphasized them again in a Sept. 4 letter. Williams insisted that he is not trying to ring an "alarm bell" for the main pension plan, which has more than 800,000 retirees, state workers, teachers and other public employees enrolled in it. "If you are a typical retiree who is always wanting to answer the question Is my check coming next week?' the answer is yes," Williams said. But Williams echoed the longstanding concerns expressed by Gov. Rick Scott and others that the state is relying on investment returns that may not be achievable in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown and recordlow interest rates that have made it harder to yield large investment returns. Scott once called state and local pensions a "ticking fiscal time bomb" although he did not propose any serious changes this year. "If we're not keeping pace ... then we are falling further behind," said Sen. J.D. Alexander, the Senate budget chief, at a legislative meeting last week. The state now assumes that it will earn 7.75 percent on its investments in order to pay off its pension plan obligations. The state has not consistently met those targets, according to a lengthy report presented to an advisory panel on Monday. It missed the target for the last budget year that wrapped up in June, but for the calendar year the pension plan is exceeding it. In his May letter, Williams floated the idea of lowering the return rate to 7.25 percent. The downside to this, however, is that changing the investment target would force the state to increase its cost by as much as 2 percent while also worsening the overall health of the pension plan. The 2008 financial crisis cost the pension fund billions. It is 13 percent underfunded and does not right now have enough money to cover all current and future benefits for public employees although it still considered healthy by many financial experts. A change in investment targets would then likely increase the projected size of the state's unfunded liabilities. There was already an expectation that lawmakers will spend roughly $500 million in the coming year to help bring down that gap. The state's pension plan could also be impacted by a pending ruling by the Florida Supreme Court. Justices have been asked to strike down a law passed in 2011 that forced all public employees to start paying 3 percent of their salaries to cover pension costs. 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Forms may be obtained at Libraries, Municipal City Halls, Driver License Offices, State Public Assistance and Disability Offices, Armed Services Recruitment Offices or by callin g the Monroe County Elections Department at 305-292-3416, 453-8740, or 289-6017Have you moved?If you have moved, chan g in g your address is now easier than ever... Chan g es of address may now be done by phone, fax or email. You must include your full name, new address and date of birth. Simply call the Elections Department at 305-292-3416, 453-8740, or 289-6017, email: firstname.lastname@example.org g or Fax: 305-292-3406.2012 Election Dates to RememberElection DateVoterRegistration Book Closing Date General ElectionOctober 9, 2012 November 6, 2012E L E C T O R E S D E L C O N D A D O D E M O N R O E : A T E N C I NHa cambiado su firma?Si su firma ha cambiado desde la ltima vez que firm un formulario de inscripcin electoral, debe actualizarla. Para hacerlo, debe rellenar un formulario de inscripcin electoral. Los formularios se pueden conse g uir en las bibliotecas, los ayuntamientos municipales, las oficinas de las licencias de conduccin, las oficinas estatales de asistencia pblica, las oficinas para discapacitados y las oficinas de reclutamiento de las Fuerzas Armadas o con slo llamar al Departamento de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe por el 305-292-3416, 453-8740, 289-6017.Se ha mudado?Si se ha mudado, cambiar su direccin hoy en da es mucho ms fcil que antes ya que se puede hacer por telfono, fax o correo electrnico. Debe incluir su nombre y apellido, direccin nueva y fecha de nacimiento.Sencillamente, comunquese con el Departamento de Elecciones por el 305-292-3416, 453-8740, 289-6017 por correo electrnico en el email@example.com g o por fax por el 305-292-3406.Fechas electorales del 2012 para tenerpresenteFecha de las elecciones Fecha en que cierran los libros de inscripcin electoralEleccin g eneralEl 9 de octubre del 2012El 6 de noviembre del 2012 H a r r y L S a w y e r J r S u p e r v i s o r o f E l e c t i o n swww .keys-elections.or g H a r r y L S a w y e r J r S u p e r v i s o r o f E l e c t i o n swww .keys-elections.or g Published Keynoter 9/19/12 Gentile closer to CPAKen Gentile, the Monroe County School District chief of staff, remains under state investigation for claiming to be a certified public accountant in Florida when he holds no such certification here, but he has reactivated his CPA license in New York. Over the summer, Gentile drew heat from the public and some School Board members when it was discovered that despite claiming to be a CPAin Florida and New York on the job application that resulted in his April 2010 hiring, he didn't hold the certification in either state. But now, according to the New York Office of the Professions, Gentile has reactivated his New York license. "I am now current in New York," he said. "I am going to go through the transfer process in Florida." On June 21, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Investigator Christopher Hughes contacted district officials to notify them he was looking into the lack of a Florida CPAlicense and requested documents related to Gentile's employment and duties. DBPR spokeswoman Sandi Poreda said Tuesday that "the investigation into Kenneth Gentile for unlicensed CPAactivity is still active at this time." Gentile has retained Key West attorney Robert Cintron to handle the school system's internal inquiry essentially an interview with contract schools attorney Dirk Smits and Miami-based labor attorney Andrew Byrne of Bryant, Miller and Olive to deal with the state. The board's posture has been to wait for the outcome of the state's investigation. Gentile, in his original capacity as chief internal auditor, was a direct board employee but that changed when he was promoted to chief of staff under Porter's predecessor, Jesus Jara.Official says he's tranferring it from N.Y.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Two me n fou n d with 332 lob s te rHomestead resident Ernesto Rua and Marathon resident Raudel Rubio got carried away on an earlymorning lobster hunt Sunday exceeding their legal limit of 12 total tails (six per person) by 320, authorities say. Turns out that 304 of the spiny lobster tails were also under the legal size limit, which according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is the 3-inch carapace when measured in the water. The two men were arrested after bringing the lobster ashore near mile marker 54 and being searched by Monroe County Sheriff's Office Deputy Wilfredo Guerra. They were each charged with possession of 332 wrung lobster tails (tails can't be wrung on the water) and possession of 304 undersized lobster tails. According to Guerra's report, he saw Rua, 41, and Rubio, 26, coming ashore near the former Quay restaurant property around 4:10 a.m. Sunday. Their vessel had no lights on. The report says once docked, Guerra saw Rua and Rubio carrying a gray plastic container toward a black SUV in the parking lot. Guerra approached the two men and asked to inspect the container. The report says both men admitted to possessing all the tails; they were arrested. Rua and Rubio remained jailed as of Tuesday afternoon on $150,000 bond. The lobster tails were turned over to the FWC to be kept in the agency's evidence facility.Too small, tails wrung, police sayMARATHON Photo courtesy SHERIFF'S OFFICEDeputy Wilfredo Guerra shows the 332 lobster tails he seized from Homestead resident Ernesto Rua and Marathon resident Raudel Rubio early Sunday morning. Both are charged with possessing 332 wrung lobster tails and possessing 304 undersized lobster tails.Keynoter StaffConcerns arise over state pensionBy GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressSTATE GOVERNMENT
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 19,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B We're No.1 Guess which city is the best winter city,according to the new Farmer's Almanac.Story, 3B Teaching tolerance A former skinhead and racist has turned the corner, and she speaks in the Keys about tolerance.Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Canes remain undefeatedRansom Everglades dared Coral Shores High to throw the ball Friday, so the football Hurricanes obliged for three second-half touchdowns in a 22-14 comeback victory in Miami. "Because we've been so dominant in our running game, Ransom put 10 players in the box to stop us," Cane head coach Ed Holly said. That worked for a while as Ransom took a 7-3 lead into halftime at the Raiders' home field. "Obviously we needed to loosen up and throw more," Holly said. "We settled down and were still able to move the ball offensively."Senior quarterback Addison Duma-Kenny went 5-for-9 for 72 yards with two touchdowns and one interception as the Canes rallied.With his blockers giving him time to throw, DumaKenny found wideout Alberto Anderson for a 41yard touchdown and big tight end Will Ismer for a 22-yard scoring toss. Just to change things up, sophomore halfback Eddie Dunn pulled up on an option and lobbed a pass to 6-foot-2 sophomore receiver Dylan Naughton for a 23-yard touchdown. Coral Shores moves to 3-0 on the season, setting up a battle of undefeated South Florida Football Conference squads at Pine Crest of Fort Lauderdale. Game time is 7 p.m. Friday. The clash is Coral Shores' only game against an SFC North division opponent in the regular season. The Canes play in the South division so this game's outcome will not affect either school's division standings for postseason play. Pine Crest (3-0) "is a very, very good football team that runs a spread offense. They're big, fast and strong," Holly said. "I think everybody on our team is looking forward to going up there and having fun," Holly said. "Pine Crest is going to be the favorite on their home field so we have nothing to lose. It's an opportunity to do what we do and try to play great football."Coral Shores played well on both side the field at Ransom. The Cane defense gave up a season-high 14 points after surrendering just eight points in the first two games combined.But after Ransom scored with three minutes left in the game to draw within a touchdown, the Cane defense led by senior linebacker Tom Johnson and Ismer at defen-Aerial attack, ground game combine well against RaidersCORAL SHORES 22,RANSOM 14By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgSee Hurricanes,2BDolphins hold tight but fallMarathon High School football coach Lance Martin said the Dolphins let a golden opportunity slip away Friday, losing 21-7 at home to Southeast Football Conference opponent Miami Country Day. After an opening three weeks (including an exhibition) against bigger and faster opponents, Country Day was supposed to be a matchup of similarly sized rosters. "We just weren't getting any push on the offensive line. We were missing blocks and they were hitting our running backs before they got a chance to get moving," Martin said. Ian Almodovar led the Dolphins (1-2) with 43 yards rushing on 19 carries, as Marathon managed 159 yards of total offense. The Spartans had 254 yards 140 rushing and 114 in the air. Dolphins quarterback Roberto Perez was 7-for-15 passing for 98 yards and three interceptions, and Carlos O'Farrill had two catches for 52 yards. Marathon had numerous opportunities to put points on the board, but fumbled once in Spartans territory and threw two interceptions inside the red zone. Despite all that, Marathon was still down by only seven points, 14-7, in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins'defense held the Country Day offense largely in check, but injuries caught up with them and the Spartans started making way in the fourth quarter. "We played fairly well on defense, but started to get gashed in the fourth quarter because we didn't have any more players to put out there. We were missing three of four starting defensive backs and a linebacker to injury," Martin said. One of those injuries was suffered by junior Shemar Fantroy in a collision involving several players next to the Dolphins'sideline. Fantroy suffered a mild concussion and was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Martin said Fantroy was in school Monday. He'll sit out one week and return for the Sept. 28 home gameBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comCOUNTRY DAY 21,MARATHON 7 Photo courtesy KAREN McKEONMarathon running back Ian Almodovar is surrounded by Miami Country Day defenders during a 21-7 home loss Friday.Almodovar found little running room against the Spartans,rushing for 43 yards on 19 carries. Stemage stars in Conch winAfter Friday night's 43-17 road victory over West Broward, it seems that the new triple-option offense is working out fine for the Key West High School football team.Not only did the Conchs use their speed Deonte Stemage raced for 197 yards and three touchdowns but they also, surprisingly, converted two fourth-down passes that resulted in first downs that helped turn around a game that hadn't been going that well.Key West scored 30 unanswered points after trailing by four with eight minutes left in the third quarter of the nondistrict game played at Ransom Everglades High in Miami.After a field goal had increased the Bobcats'14-13 halftime lead to 17-13, the Conchs went on a 78-yard scoring drive, a drive that continued because of a 25yard pass from quarterback Donald Roberts to Luis Acosta on fourth-and-12 from the West Broward 45.That set up two runs by Norman Lopez, another speedster, the second of which was a touchdown jaunt of eight yards. Stemage then scored on a 2-point conversion to put Key West ahead, 21-17.Early in the fourth quarter, the Conch defense stopped the Bobcats'fourth-and-two attempt at the Conch 24 yard line. On the next play, Stemage, helped by blocks from Acosta and Lopez, ran 77 yards down the right sideline for a TD and it was 28-17."We expect that from him," coach Johnny Hughes said of Stemage. "He's so explosive." With about five minutes left, the Conchs, with a fourth-and-10 on their own 30, again decided not to punt. This time, Roberts hit fullback Elliott Valdez on a 19yard pass for a first down. On the next play, Jeffery Anilus, yet another speedster, ran 51 yards for a TD. Roberts followed with a 2-point conversion run to make it 36-17. Reserve quarterback Juwan Brown scored the final TD on a three-yard run.Though the Conchs have a punter in Ricardo Gomez, Hughes indicated that the daring fourth-and-long plays may continue. "Unless we're really pinned back, we like the odds of using four plays [to get a first down]," he said.Three TDs, 197 yards on the groundBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST 43,WEST BROWARD 17Reef and wrecks are best shotsThe reef and wreck areas continue to provide the best entertainment these days, with mutton snapper taking center stage. Generous-sized muttons are coming off the wrecks in very healthy numbers. Ballyhoo is the bait of choice. Amberjacks, jack crevalle and fine-eating almaco jacks are a bonus from these venues. The 40to 60-foot depths on the reef are offering up good numbers of mangroves and yellowtails. The mangroves bite best on ballyhoo chunks or small, live ballyhoo and pinfish, while the yellowtails take filleted pieces of ballyhoo.Offshore, fishing for blackfin tuna is consistently very good at the 409 and Marathon humps. The largest fish are coming out of the 200-plus foot depths, and they're taking live baits and butterfly jigs.Dolphin sightings are on the rise, as well. This fishery will continue to improve as the cold fronts push the fish south into our area in the coming weeks.With the uptick in wind we've had this week, it's good to have the option of fishing the relatively calm bay and gulf venues. There's a consistent bite on mangroves in and around the grass banks in the bay and inshore Gulf wrecks. These fish average one to three pounds. Chunks of ballyhoo fished on a light jig head work best.The week's bestThe SeaSquared crew was privileged to spend the week filming with George Poveromo for his "World of Saltwater Fishing" show on the NBCSnapper,jacks biting,tuna's good offshoreFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSChris Johnson Captain'sColumn See Conchs,2BKey West swimmers dispatch Keys GateThe Key West High boys swimming team remained undefeated and the girls team improved to 2-2 after victories over Keys Gate Charter Friday at the Florida Keys Community College pool.The Conch boys won, 105-64, and the girls prevailed, 103-65. Junior sprinter Derrick Allen won both the 50-yard freestyle (23.82 seconds) and the 100 free (53.64) for the fourth consecutive meet. "He's been phenomenal," said coach Lori Bosco. "We've been working with him on techniques."Allen was also on the winning 200 and 400 relay teams with Chris Bujak, Trevor Helms and Kai Murphy. Murphy also won the 200 free and junior Meric Edge won the 100 backstroke in a personal-best 1:16.The girls team had five individual winners Story Magidson in the 200 free, Devin Osterhoudt in the 100 free, freshman Kristen Reed in the 100 butterfly in a personal-best 1:20, Michelle Konik in the 100 back and Jadene Olsen in the 500 free. Magidson, Osterhoudt and Olsen, along with Alice Tallmadge, teamed to win the 200 relay. "What I liked most about the meet is how we're coming together as a team," Bosco said. "We had a lot of personal bests." The Conchs will swim against visiting Doral Academy at noon Saturday.Boys and girls both victorious in FKCC poolBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SWIMMING Key West's Kristen Reed is on her way to winning the 100-yard butterfly Saturday against Keys Gate Charter.Photo by BERT BUDDESee Dolphins,2BSee Fishing,2B
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Observer crossword puzzle "Stretching It"Solution in the Sept.22 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Sept.15 puzzle.sive end stopped the Raiders' final drive on fourth down at the Coral Shores 35-yard line."It was an exciting game that went right down to the wire," Holly said. "Both teams played well." Naughton made the most of his playing time on defense, with an interception and fumble recovery to go with five solo tackles and two assists. Defensive back Paul Pauchey was among leading tacklers, and put the Canes on the board with 32yard field goal.Cane senior Jimmy Rhyne a standout halfback, receiver and defensive back was ejected from the Ransom game. That means he will be sidelined at Pine Crest.Senior fullback Kodi Roberts (nine carries for 62 yards) and Dunn (17 carries, 68 yards) piled up most of the Canes'141 rushing yards against Ransom. Roberts also had a 9-yard reception from Duma-Kenny.Pine Crest dominated St. Andrews and Fort Lauderdale High in its first two games but needed a 47-yard field goal to edge Westminster Academy in last week's 17-14 victory.Rhyne ejectedFrom Hurricanes,1B The first half (three turnovers) was rocky for Key West. West Broward's Anderson Correa returned the opening kickoff for a 92yard score. The Conchs came back on Stemage TD runs of 10 and three yards to take a 13-7 lead, but, after Roberts lost a fumble on his own 4, Correa scored again, and the Bobcats held on for the 14-13 halftime lead.It seemed only a matter of time before the Conchs would break loose. "They played us tough for a while," Hughes said. "They jammed the box so we were trying to get outside and we finally did."The Conchs (2-1) will play Solid Rock Christian at 7 Friday night at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.Conchs now 2-1From Conchs,1B against Fort Pierce-area John Carroll High School. Marathon started the game Friday by returning the opening kickoff back 60 yards to the Country Day 25-yard line. After a four-yard gain on first down, the Dolphins fumbled the next play. The Spartans marched eight plays down the field and scored on a 5-yard touchdown run. The next Dolphins'possession ended with an interception at the Country Day 30-yard line. But the Spartans fumbled the ball right back and Marathon scored eight plays later on a 2-yard touchdown run by Perez to make it 7-7 in the second quarter. Country Day added another score off a long drive near halftime to take a 14-7 lead into the half. Marathon recovered a fumble inside the 20-yard line to start the second half, but a botched snap led to a missed field goal attempt. A16-play Country Day drive ended with a missed field goal attempt, but they went up for good, 217, on a nine-yard touchdown run with 6:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins are scheduled to visit Florida Christian School Friday at 7:30 p.m.Four players injuredFrom Dolphins,1BSports network. Our show will air sometime during the winter, and we'll be sure to let you know exactly when.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 p.m. and will benefit the Turtle Hospital.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, SeaSquared@ bellsouth.net and www.Sea Squared-Charters.com.Casting ThursdayFrom Fishing,1BThese anglers from Ohio show off their snapper trifecta mangrove, yellowtail and mutton from a trip to the reef with SeaSquared Charters. On the webCatch up with more Florida Keys sports at wwww.KeysNet.com/ sports ,including:The Marathon High School volleyball team continues struggling, falling to Palmer Trinity in straight sets to fall to 1-6.The Marathon High golf team finishes in the middle of the pack at the Biltmore course in Miami,then lags on its home course ofSombrero Country Club.
Key West is the best U.S. winter location, the Farmer's Almanac says in its justreleased 2013 edition. In contrast to its list last year of the top cities where weather can shut down everyday life, this year's list was based on, among other things, average temperature, humidity level, dew point and the like. "We also decided that the best winter cities would have something for everyone, mainly, the warm sunny days, but also a few places would have snow and cold conditions," Almanac staff wrote. "Our first three choices are based on places that boast comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine; our last two, however, are places that can boast lots of cold and snowy weather." The top five:Key West: "What better way to enjoy winter weather than in a city that has no known record of frost, ice, sleet or snow? Thanks to its location, this city enjoys a mild, tropical maritime climate."The average afternoon winter temperature is in the 70s and at night only goes to a low of 60. The period of December through April receives abundant sunshine (70 percent in December, rising to 83 percent by April), and slightly less than 25 percent of Key West's annual rainfall. This rainfall usually occurs in advance of cold fronts, in a few heavy showers or occasionally five to eight light showers per month."If there is a cold front that blows in, it is modified by the warm Gulf waters it travels over. Winter temperatures are usually only 15 degrees lower than summer's."San Diego: "The prevailing winds and weather are tempered by the Pacific Ocean, which results in winters that are pleasantly mild compared to other places on the same general latitude.... As for snow, it's practically unknown at the Weather Service office, although on those few and far between occasions when it has happened (1949, 1967, 1985), only a trace has fallen."Phoenix, Ariz.: "The valley is oval shaped and flat, except for scattered precipitous mountains rising a few hundred to 1,500 feet above the valley floor. Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun annually attract thousands of visitors looking to enjoy the area's outstanding weather, attractions and activities."Watertown, N.Y.: "This town is about 20 miles south of the Thousand Islands and west of the Adirondack Mountains. Named after the many falls located on the Black River, Watertown is also the birthplace of the five-and-dime and the safety pin. This is one of our two choices for those who love a winter that has tons of snow."Flagstaff, Ariz.: "Just 150 miles north of Phoenix, Flagstaff is located at an elevation of 7,000 feet on a volcanic plateau at the base of the highest mountains in Arizona. The National Weather Service describes the winters here as vigorous, and the stormy months are January, February, and March." Wednesday,September 19,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com VOTE VOGELFOR STATE ATTORNEYPROFESSIONAL...NOT POLITICALPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Catherine Vogel, Democrat for State Attorney, Monroe County KRAZY LARRYSLazy LizardPublix Plaza MarathonLAST 3 DAYSEVERYTHING MUST GO!OUT OF BUSINESSFRIDAY21 10AM-7PM SATURDAY22 10AM-7PM SUNDAY23 10AM-5PM 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 LivingMessage:No hateAformer racist turned educator and crusader against hate will speak at an open Key Largo event this week.After serving three years in prison for taking part in an armed robbery staged by white supremacists, Orlando resident Angela King earned a university postgraduate degree and became a spokesman for tolerance.King will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at the Key Largo library's community room, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside, delivering her program: "Experiences of a Skinhead: The Road to Recovery and the Dangers of Prejudice and Hate Groups." The event hosted by the Be the Change of the Florida Keys youth group and Keys to Peace is free and open to the public.Coral Shores High School senior Tyler Ford heard King at a Holocaust awareness event and recommended her as a speaker for Be The Change's program of "Ending Racism and Hate," which campaigns against bullying. King told interviewers that family and personal issues left her feeling isolated until a skinhead group welcomed her into their ranks. She began doubting their philosophy after the Oklahoma City bombing, and made a final break during her prison sentence.Former skinhead speaks Friday in Key LargoUPPER KEYS KINGAlmanac names Key West bestTOURISM Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,September 19,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: A d# 182029 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-444-K CITIMORTGAGE, INC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER RADY A/K/A CHRISTOPHER F. RADY A /K/A CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS RADY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated A ugust 14, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-444-K of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC, is Plaintiff, and CHRISTOPHER RADY A/K/A CHRISTOPHER F. RADY A/K/A CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS RADY, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 1st day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, PEREZ SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 147, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 23 day of August, 2012. Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk CITIMORTGAGE, INC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC c/o Phelan Hallinan PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation 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, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Publish September 12, 19, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 192210 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2011-CA-155-M UCN: 442011CA000155XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JENNIE S. WELLS; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated July 2nd, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-155-M UCN: 442011CA000155XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and JENNIE S. WELLS; RICHARD WELLS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GROVEBAY FINANCIAL, INC., MIN NO. 100388600006012386; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. at Monroe County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: SOUTHERLY 1/2 OF LOT 20, KEY COLONY BEACH BOTEL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 82, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Monroe County Courthouse. Telephone 305-294-4641 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Key West, Florida, on July 9th, 2012. DANNY L. KOLHAGE A s Clerk, Circuit Court By: Tammy L. Marciel A s Deputy Clerk SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A. A ttorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438 Telephone: (954) 564 0071 Published September 19, 26, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 192194 NOTICE OF SALE FEDERAL LIEN CORP. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vessels to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Statutes on Oct 4, 2012 at 10 A.M. Lot#: B32902 1979 PCY 1; Reg# FL2296DP; Hull ID# PCY200010179; Located at: Manatee Bay Marine, Inc. 99 Morris Lane, Key Largo, FL 33037 (305)451-3332; Owner: Roy Ernst Ensminger 2709 Foxtail Ct Deland, FL 32724; Customer: Same as registered owner; Lienholder: None; Lien Amount: $1,851.88 Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vessels contact: FEDERAL LIEN CORP. (954) 384-7171 25% Buyers Premium ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* LIC# AB0000288 Published September 19, 26, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 192512 NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE BOARD OF Nursing Home Administrators IN RE: The license to practice nursing home administration of William John Hackett 1220 SW 11th Ave., D-203 Gainesville, FL. 32601 & 900 Thomas St. Key West, FL. 33040 CASE NO.: 2011-11844 LICENSE NO.: NH 3981 The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Lealand L. McCharen, A ssistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4640 If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by October 30, 2012, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing Home Administrators in an informal proceeding. 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MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 DUCK KEY WATERFRONT condo 1br, 1ba, fully furnished. No pets or smokers. $1050/mo, annual lease. 239-896-4099Key Largo Landings of Largo 2/2 condo, furnished or unfurnished. 2 pools, marina, boat ramp, tennis courts, large carport. $1395/mo incl cable. Avail now. 954-214-17512 BR / 1 BA MARATHON Channel duplex, boat dock, $1100 / mo. + util. F/L/S Call (260) 224-29792BR / 2BA KEY LARGO VILLAGE 2 marinas, private beach, courtyard w/ hot tub & outside kit. Oct. Apr. mthly. $1700/mo. Call Dino at (954) 647-2576.1 BR / 1 BA APT. MM 92 B/S $750 / mo. F/L/S Sorry, no pets. Call 305-451-4555 1 BR / 1 BA MM 91 B/S Plantation Key Colony Fenced yard, pets OK. $850 / mo. F/L/S. Call (305) 451-4555 2BR / 2 BA BEAUTIFULLY furn. in Venetian Shores. Stainless steel & granite, canal. $2200 / mo. Incl. util. and dockage. Also 2 BR / 1 BA $1800. Call (305) 394-7818. Agent. Big Pine Furn effcy, 1 person. Private entrance, fenced, patio, deck. Clean, quiet. Utils, Direct TV incl. No smoke/pets. Refs & a job. $700/mo. 305-395-0743 GARDEN PARADISE 1 BR / 1 BA MM 89 Furn. Quiet nghbrhd. Mature, Nonsmoker, Pet? Cable/util. incl., $850/mo. F/L. Call 305-852-1764 MARATHON 1 BR, 1 BR, apartment. Close to everything! Unfurnished. Call for details. 305-797-9132. MARATHON Charming 2/1 apt. on nice canal with tropical yard. Great neighborhood! Sm pet OK. $1500/mo, incl util. Call Andy 561-212-3045 MARATHON Efficiency. Tiled floors, big yard. $600/mo + utilities. 305-797-9132 MM102 1 BR / 1 BA Furn. downstairs apt. Incl. elec. & water. No smoking / no pets, $850 /mo. F/S (305) 904-8866 or (305) 970-4344 KEY LARGO Mobile Home for rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, partially furnished. $900/Mo. F/L/S. 1(305)382-4350, please call between 5 p.m.-9 p.m. MARATHON 2BR 1BA Clean. On large lot. Tile floors. 473 W. 105th Street. $950/mo + utils. First/Last. 305-295-6432 HEART OFMARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 KEY LARGO MM 100.5 WAREHOUSE/RETAIL SPACES. Multi-size units available. Call Donna 305-743-6341 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 Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542VETERINARY TECHNICIAN Island Hammock Pet Hospital is seeking a Vet.Tech. with relevant experience. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.orgCREW PERSON for KW stone crab boat. Daily pay & comm. Experience a must. Call 305-205-7420Groundskeeper/Light Maintenance person Must speak English. Apply in person ONLY: Hawks Nest, 1 Kyle Way South, Marathon. Drug Free Work Place. EOE. CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CITYOF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 REQUESTFOR PROPOSALS All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon located in Monroe County, Florida is accepting sealed proposals for Holiday Lighting and Decorations for the Parks and Recreation Department. Annual Budget $20,000. City may award alternates as funding allows. Contract term will be 1 year with potential of 4 renewals. The project site is located at numerous locations: Published Keynoter 9/15/12 & 9/19/12 LocationAddress City Hall 9805 Overseas Highway City Marina800 35th Street Community Park200 36th Street Jesse Hobbes Park100 41st Street FKEC poles Various locations along US Highway 1 Request for Proposals documents may be examined at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida. Request for Proposals documents may also be examined online at www .demandstar .com All Request for Proposals documents must be obtained from Demand Star. Responders shall submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of a written Request for Proposals attached to this form, signed in ink, in a sealed opaque package, clearly marked on the front of the package: REQUESTFOR PROPOSALS: Holiday Lighting and Decorations forthe Parks and Recreation Department. Additionally, Responders shall submit one (1) Compact Disc in TIF form (CD) with an image copy of the Request for Proposals submitted. All Request for Proposals forms must be signed by an authorized company representative. All Request forProposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes to the City Clerk on orbefore October1, 2012 at 2:00PM local time. Any Request forProposals received after2:00 PM on said date will not be accepted.Request for Proposals received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Request for Proposals submitted will be opened publicly and read aloud at this time in the City Hall Conference Room located at 9805 Overseas Highway on the same date. The City assumes no responsibility for Request for Proposals not properly marked.Prospective Request for Proposals Responders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City officials except as set forth herein.Bid Security not required.The City reserves the right to reject any or all Request for Proposals and to waive informalities, except timely submission of Request for Proposals, in any Request for Proposals received, to re-advertise for Request for Proposals or to take any other such actions that may be deemed in the best interests of the City. As a matter of information to Responders, the City does not bind itself to accept the minimum specifications stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any Request for Proposals, which in the judgment of the City Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City.Request forProposal documents obtained from any source otherthan Demand Star may not be accurate orcomplete, and each Responderand subcontractorassumes all risks by its reliance on such documents. Any Responderand subcontractorwho have not obtained Request forProposal documents from Demand Starwill not be notified orany addenda issued by the City, which could contain material changes thereto (such as additions orchanges to the technical specifications, extensions of time, etc.) 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
Wednesday,September 19,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Dolphin Research Center has a full-time position for an IT Technical Specialist. Successful candidate will have good problem solving skills, working knowledge of MS Office/Windows OS, a pleasant attitude and ability to work well with others. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Weekends required. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), vacation and paid holidays. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to email@example.com EOE Bookkeeper for CPA office Marathon: FT, Full charge must know A/R, AP, Payroll and PR tax, sales tax, journal entries & year end adjstmnts. Must know Excel and Quick Books. Some addl admin duties incl. receptionist backup & tax return processing. Fax 305-743-0726 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org resume to Bisho p Rosaco & Co. Watersports Attendant F/T for busy co. in Islamorada Must be hardworking & dependable. Weekends & valid DL a must! 305-896-2915 THE GUIDANCE/ CARE CENTER, INC. Is looking for a Child Psychiatrist To provide medical services to children at four locations throughout Monroe county. We offer a competitive salary. For additional information contact Val Candy at: valerena.candy@ westcare.com or call 305-434-7660 ext 31209 EEOC/DFWP100183419-01 MONROE COUNTYSHERIFFS OFFICEPAYROLLFINANCE ASSISTANTIIProcess and maintain variety of financial documents and records concerned with payroll processing. Thorough understanding of payroll practices, Florida retirement system, workers compensation, quarterly and annual tax reporting is required. Must be accurate and have great attention to detail in dealing with calculations and numbers. Job requires initiative in the following tasks and actions through completion, meeting deadlines and adhering to established policies and procedures. Applicants must fill out the MCSO online pre application at www .keysso.net Please email resumes to email@example.com or fax resumes to (305) 292-7159. Charles Slebodnick @ (305) 292-7044. EOE/AAP Classified Sales Rep.Applicants must possess excellent phone & computer skills.Accuracy, creativity and skillful multi-tasking desired.Strong sales background required.This is a full-time position. Monday Friday. Competitive salary plus commission. Paid vacation & holidays.SEND RESUME T O: Classified Position PO Box 500158 Marathon,FL 33050 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls,please. EOE/DFWP Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 Positions available atGuidance/Care Center,Inc. SUBSTANCEABUSECOUNSELOR-Key West JIP Program based at Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Bachelors degree,Certified Addiction Professional (or within 2 years of hire).Bi-lingual Spanish desirable.INPATIENTUNITCOORDINATOR-Crisis Stabilization & Detoxification Marathon The F/T exempt,salaried position with full benefits requires a Florida Licensed RN with 2 years of relevant clinical experience as well as 3 years supervisory/ administrative experience.Submit resume with cover letter outlining salary requirements.ADULTCASEMANAGER-Key West F/T Bachelors in Human Services field required.Bi-lingual Spanish desirableDRIVER-MarathonPart-time/per diem,3 yearsclean driving record.Valid CDL license with passengerendorsement. Healthcare coverage,401 with match and retirement plan. Please send resumes with cover letter to email@example.com .EEOC/DFWP 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 Join Team Hammocks Hospitality Happens Here!POSITIONS A V AILABLE: Guest Service Agent Previous Bank,office or Hospitality experience a plus! Maintenance / Shampoo Person Housekeeping SupervisorMinimum one year experience in relevant supervisor position. PartTime BartenderApply in person: 1688 Overseas Hwy.,Marathon MM 48.2 BaysideEqual Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace Islamorada Resort looking for night watchman / guest servicesQualified individuals should have professional appearance, excellent people skills and be able to perform walking patrols. This is a full time position. Applications are available at 123 Beach Rd. Islamorada. Or, fax resume to (305) 664-4242, email to firstname.lastname@example.org Apremiere resort in Islamorada is interviewing for the following positionThe selected candidate will enjoy a friendly work place where smiles are part of the uniform, competitive wages and an excellent benefits pkg.Apply in person MM 83.5Maintenance Local resident only. Experience preferred. GET RESULTSWith KeynoterClassifieds 743-5551 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 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJK CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Hospitality Happens Here!POSITIONS A V AILABLE: Guest Service Agent Previous Bank,office or Hospitality experience a plus! Maintenance / Shampoo Person Housekeeping SupervisorMinimum one year experience in relevant supervisor position. PartTime Bartender Slips Available for RentCould use for charter fishing,party boat,kite boarding or scuba diving.Apply in person: 1688 Overseas Hwy.,Marathon MM 48.2 BaysideEqual Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,September 19,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Housekeeper / PT Maintenance Person for small resort Long Key. Affordable housing available. Good salary for right person. 664-2662 KON TIKI RESORT is hiring a P/T Front Desk Agent. Weekends a must. Please apply in person at 81200 Overseas Hwy. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! COOKS WAITSTAFF PREP PERSONS. Apply at Brutus Seafood, 6950 O/S Hwy Marathon or call 743-9181 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.Keys Fisheries is looking for experienced line cooks. F/T and P/T positions available. Good pay and benefits. Apply in person at end of 35th St., Marathon, FL. DFWP, EEO. TAVERNIERDAIRY QUEEN now accepting applications for a Restaurant Manager! F/T, must be able to work nights & weekends. Apply in person or at: fkrm/careers.comDolphin Research Center has a FT opening for a Physical Plant & Equipment Specialist: Duties may include, but not limited to: Assist in construction projects, attend to electrical, plumbing and automotive needs, assist with maintenance of DRC buildings, equipment, vehicles and boats. Candidate must have general handy-man skills and be able to work outdoors in the Florida heat. Must have a clean driving record. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) vacation and paid holidays. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. EXPERIENCED PAINTERS Upper & Middle Keys, must have transportation & valid license. Salary depends upon qualifications. 305-664-8402 WORK ON THE OCEAN Cabana Breezes now hiring MAINTENANCE Exp. reqd. Call 743-4443 ask for April or Mike or apply in person, KCB Drivers: $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! Top Pay, Benefits, Miles, Great Home-Time & More! Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 CHAIR AVAILABLE FOR RENT in Marathon for licensed Barber/Hairdresser/Nail Tech. Please call 786-333-9593 FoodConsultant Joinour FloridaTeamasaconsultant. GreatCommissions,bonuses, extras.Emailforfurther information. FLFoodConsult@gmail.comor call772-419-8819 Wanted:MarineLife EndorsementandRestricted Specieswithboat Lookingto buyaMLDwithaboatthathas anRS.equipmentfor collecting,evenbetter.have cash.917-886-6445 email@example.com m 19.6 WELLCRAFT 1992 Inbrd/outbrd Merc V-6, 185hp, new cover. With trailer. Exc cond! $5900. 305-280-3869 1999 18 EAGLE FLATS BOAT w/ 130 hp Yamaha. Includes trailer and push pole. $9000 OBO. Call (305) 451-7880 40 Lobster/Crab Boat 01 580hp 3046 Cat, 1000 hrs, perfect cond, loaded w/electronics, will make you $ now! $105K. 305-872-3123 40 Luhrs89 w/T-454s, AC, full galley, head, sleeps 4. Exc cond, ready to cruise, fish or liveaboard. Must sell now! Only $32K. 305-872-3123 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543100193318-01Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 BOATSLIP FOR SALE in Islamorada. Large 50 ft. slip. Yacht Club memberhip included. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. Boat Storage In Marathon MM 54 & Vaca Cut. Wet slips avail immed. 40 & 50. Other sizes available. Call for details. 305-289-0064 Dockage Available MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available 305-905-6867 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-522-2702, Islamorada100193051-0190 HP 2 stroke Yamaha w/controls, runs great, asking $1,800. 2004 Seadoo 4 stroke waverunner w/ trl, needs engine work, asking $2,800. Double galv. waverunner trl, good cond, asking $600. Call 743-2169 AA Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869 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, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com LOBSTER CERTIFICATES, 1300. Will sell part or all. Call 305-587-7396 LOBSTERS FOR SALE $7 each. Fresh or frozen. 305-393-1071, Marathon. MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 1983 CHEVY CAMARO CONVERTIBLE White with black top. Brand new tires. $5,000. Call 305-517-9331 2004CorvetteConvertible Excellentcondition,automatic, V8,headsupdisplay,65,000 miles.Silverext,blacktop& blackleatherint.$22,900612309-4533 98 Buick LeSabre $2,750 97 Ford Explorer $1,200 Call 305-481-4838. 26 TRAVEL TRAILER All appliances & A/C good. New tires. Big Coppitt. Leave message 305-205-7420 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. Looking for a Local Business? Also see The Florida Keys Business Directory in every issue of the Keynoter! Now accepting applications for:Executive Housekeeper PBX OperatorWe 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: ATTENTION U.S. VETERANS: JOIN THE NATIONALAMERICORPS SERVICE MOVEMENTAND EARN ASTIPEND WHILE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OFOTHER VETERANS.WestCare Foundation, Inc, a national network of nonprofit, community-based behavioral health affiliates is recruiting U.S. military veterans to fill full-time position slots in its new AmeriCorps National Direct program (www.americorps.gov). Full-time AmeriCorps Members will provide 1700 hours of hands-on service over a 12-month period at a WestCare affiliate serving veterans and their families (onsite and in thecommunity). Members will assist program staff to provide recovery support services, skill-building, screeningsand assessments, etc. AmeriCorps Members receive a stipend (semi-monthly), benefits (limited medical and dental) and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (upon completion of service). Experience and/or interest in the nonprofit field, behavioral health field or veteransneeds is required. Preference will be given to U.S. military veterans. All positions require a high school diploma or equivalent, the ability to pass background screenings and the ability to commit to 12 consecutive months of service. Individuals selected are required to travel to an expense-paid week of mandatory training at a location, and on a date to be provided later, probably in October. AmeriCorps programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older. Interested individuals may go to www .westcare.com click on AmeriCorps application and complete. Send completed application via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax # 305/571-9324.Westcare is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and Drug Free Workplace.Guidance/Care Center,Inc. Big Pine Key areaDeliver our newspapers 7 days a week between 4 a.m.and 7:30 a.m. Potential profits are $500 per week For more info call Carter at 743-5551 Ext.21 or stop in at the Marathon office to fill out an applicationNewspaper carrier wanted 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 Cleveland Mathis We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. Grassy Key area Deliver newspapers 7 days a week between 4 a.m.and 7 a.m. The pay is approximently $350 a week. Stop in at the Marathon office to fill out an application.Newspaper carrier wanted