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778679022222 Classifieds . . .6B Living . . . .3B Business . . .11A Obituaries . . .2A Opinion . . .10A Sports/Outdoors .1B Crossword . . .8AINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 31,2012 VOLUME 59,NO.87 25 CENTS What we achievedPete Worthington is term-limited out on the Marathon City Council,and looks back at his six years. Story, 2A Fugitive nabbedOne of Monroe County's most wanted,for threatening a judge,is arrested in Georgia. Story, 8A Beth GroomsSales Manager Local Foreclosed Properties!Commercial & ResidentialPriced to Sell & Close FastFinancing AvailableAgents WelcomeSee All Our Properties Online... Then Call Me For A Private Showing! KeysIslandProperties.com 305-296-1234 Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYA voter goes to cast an early ballot Tuesday at the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office on Whitehead Street in Key West. Keys still feel winds from Hurricane SandyResidual winds whipping through the Florida Keys related to Hurricane Sandy have caused some coastal flooding largely isolated to the bayside of the Upper Keys. The highest winds in the Keys were recorded on Oct. 25 but National Weather Service meteorologist Bill South, based in Key West, says the remaining winds, coupled with higher-than-normal tides, have resulted in flooding of low-lying areas. "Up there, they're getting some minor coastal flooding because the tides are running well above normal of their predicted value," he said. For this time of year, South says a normal high tide would be about 2 feet above mean sea level, while current measurements indicate an additional 9 inches. "Once the wind dies down, the tide anomaly should come back to its predicted value. We're thinking it will" return to normal today. As Sandy passed last week, the highest wind speeds recorded in Key West, Marathon and Key Largo were, respectively, 39 mph, 47 mph and "in the lower 50 mph" range. On Monday, the average wind speed in Key West was 16 mph, with 14 mph readings from Marathon and Key Largo. While Sandy is wreaking havoc in the Northeast, local crews from Keys Energy Service on Tuesday morning were dispatched to help with the cleanup and re-electrification effort in Delaware, but turned back as they reached the mainland when informed they weren't needed. Early news reports indicate more than 7 million people in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are without power due to Sandy's impact. Authorities say Sandy has caused at least 28 deaths.They likely will subside as of todayWEATHERDRIVING DOWN DUVAL Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYSome 50,000 people turned out Saturday night for the annual Fantasy Fest parade down Duval Street in Key West,the final adult event in the 10-day fest known for its almostanything-goes atmosphere.More photos, 3BShe survived cancer, but fate intervenesFate picked a cruel time to take the life of longtime Marathon resident Marlin Joyce Gunter, who died in a Saturday afternoon motorcycle crash near mile marker 29. According to several of Gunter's friends, the 51-yearold had just recently beaten cancer related to hepatitis C and was working to regain her physical strength. An avid biking enthusiast, Gunter was a lifetime member and longtime board member of the Southernmost Chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, or ABATE. Her illness had kept her away from riding until very recently. "She just spent the last year fighting [cancer] and she beat it. We had a benefit for her just last year and she finally beat it and this tragedy happened," longtime friend Garry Finch said. Gunter died Saturday afternoon where she'd spent many of her happiest times here in the Keys on the back of a motorcycle. "She loved riding. I've ridden many miles with her. She didn't ride but she was always on the back of somebody's bike," Finch said. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Gunter was aboard a 2004 Harley Davidson ridden by fellow Marathon resident Thomas Bateman, 51, just south of Big Pine Key. They were reportedly rearended by a 1993 Chevrolet driven by 50-year-old Big Pine resident Eric McHenry, which pushed the motorcycle into the rear of a 1990 Jeep driven by Tavernier resident Dean McGinnis. According to the FHP, Gunter and Bateman wereWoman killed in Saturday bike crashMIDDLE KEYSSternad takes the 5thAformer congressional candidate at the center of an FBI probe tied to Rep. David Rivera has filed blank federal campaignfinance reports and a letter saying he would remain silent to avoid incriminating himself. "On counsel's advice, I invoke my rights under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States not to answer or submit the information requested on FEC Form 3, on the grounds that I may incriminate myself," Justin Lamar Sternad wrote Oct. 19 in a just-posted letter to the Federal Elections Commission. "Please refer all additional inquires to my attorney, Rick L. Yabor." Yabor declined comment, citing the pending FEC investigation. Questions from the FEC were bound to arise after Sternad filed 17 blank pages as his campaign close-out report for October. Sternad lost the Aug. 14 Democratic primary for the District 26 congressional district, which includes the Keys, to Joe Garcia, a rival of Rivera. Sternad savaged Garcia with mailers and robo calls that echoed the Republican Rivera's attack lines. Sternad, a political newcomer and night-desk hotel worker, didn't disclose where he got the money for the campaign efforts. The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald first raised questions in August about how Sternad financed his longshot bid for the Kendall-to-Key West con-Onetime hopeful leaves election paperwork blankBy MARC CAPUTOmcaputo@MiamiHerald.comELECTION 2012 See House,7ASee Crashes,6A26% have already votedEarly voters are turning out in large numbers up and down the Keys to tackle a lengthy presidential-year ballot packed with proposed constitutional amendments and other referenda. Deputy Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin said that 4,461 early-voting ballots, along with 9,287 absentee ballots, had been cast as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. That means combined, roughly 26.7 percent of Monroe County's 51,545 registered voters have already cast ballots six days before the official Election Day arrives Nov. 6. Early voting at five locations continues daily until 7 p.m. Saturday. You can also request an absentee ballot up until the end of business today. On Tuesday alone, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., there were 986 early ballots cast at the five voting locations. The largest number came at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Key West (357), followed by the Elections Office in Key Largo (210), the Big Pine Key library (198), Marathon Elections Office (159) and Islamorada library (100). According to the Supervisor of Elections Office, Republicans make up the largest percentage of Keys voters with 19,282 (37.3 percent) registered with the GOP. That's followed by Democrats at 17,660 (34.1 percent), and "others" at 14,815 (28.7 percent). Griffin said the Elections Office does not differentiate between Republican and Democrat voters when it comes to tallying early voting and absentee ballots. "Everyone gets the same ballot in the general election," she said, although voters in, say, Marathon get different localized ballotsKeys turnout could portend large turnoutELECTION 2012By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comSee Voting,7A By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,October 31,2012 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.81 72 THURS.81 72 FRI.81 72 SAT.79 72 Forecast: Clear and comfortable.High of 81F. Breezy.Winds mainly from NW at 15 to20 mph. 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.The following Keys beaches have health advisories against swimming: Founders Park, Islamorada.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys.Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald.Keynoter mail subscriptions:$64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state.Please call for all other rates,including overseas mail.Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon,Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158,MARATHON,FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier,FL 33070 Newsroom .(305) 852-3216 Advertising .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O.Box 500158) Marathon,FL 33050-0158 Newsroom .(305) 743-5551 Advertising .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSVillage candidate forum is ThursdayThe Islamorada Chamber of Commerce hosts a Village Council candidates forum at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside. Invited are Seat 2 incumbent Dave Purdo and challenger Travis Yednak; Seat 3 incumbent Ken Philipson and challenger Paul Bates; and Seat 4 incumbent Ted Blackburn and challenger Todd Chandler. Deb Gillis in Seat 1 and Mike Forster in Seat 5 won't participate because they were elected without opposition. To submit questions to be considered of the candidates, contact chamber Executive Director Judy Hull at 6644503. 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 NOTICENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that the 2012 Monroe County Certified Tax Roll has been received from the Monroe County Property Appraisers and is now open for collection in the offices of the Monroe County Tax Collector. Taxes are collected for the following: All Monroe County Taxing Authorities All Municipalities within Monroe County All Special Taxing Districts South Florida Water Management District Collection begins on November 1, 2012 at the following locations: KEYWESTHistoric Truman School 1200 Truman Ave., Ste. #101295-5000Mon, Wed, Fri. 8:00AM-4:45PM Tues. & Thurs. 8:00AM-5:45PM MARATHON Sub Courthouse, 3101 Overseas Hwy 289-6034 Mon, Wed, Fri. 8:00AM-4:45PM Tues. & Thurs. 8:00AM-5:45PM PLANTATION Sub Courthouse, 88800 Overseas Hwy 852-7150 Mon, Wed, Fri. 8:00AM-4:45PM Tues. & Thurs. 8:00AM-5:45PM BIG PINE KEYWinn Dixie Shopping Center872-3653 Tuesday thru Thursday 9:30AM-3:30PM KEYLARGO Tradewinds Shopping Center 853-3563 Monday thru Friday 8:00AM-4:45PM DISCOUNTS ARE ALLOWED AS FOLLOW: NOVEMBER 4% DECEMBER 3% JANUARY2% FEBRUARY1% DANISE D. HENRIQUEZ, CFC TAX COLLECTOR, MONROE COUNTY MAILING ADDRESS P.O. BOX 1129 KEYWEST, FL33041-1129Published Keynoter 10/31/12 Pretty proud of every vote'Marathon Mayor Pete Worthington has had an eventful run on the Marathon City Council the past six years. Worthington's threeterm run on the council coincided with the construction of a roughly $85 million central sewer system and the worst U.S. economy since the Great Depression. "We made some big improvements to the town with sewer and stormwater," the two-time mayor said. "I think we've done a lot toward code enforcement, but that seems it's a neverdying issue. When you have people not making any money, they let their properties fall in disarray." Those code enforcement issues tie into what Worthington said is likely his largest disappointment over the course of his time on the council: The real estate bubble that burst, leaving several planned developments undone. Worthington has long been a proponent of cleaning up Marathon's nearshore waters and said the central sewer system goes a long way toward that. He also noted City of Marathon Marina improvements, such as mooringfield management and sewer pumpouts that have improved the look of Boot Key Harbor. "All of [those] are major improvements to our nearshore waters. It wasn't a real good picture about 10 years ago," he said. "That's what we're all about down here, is the water. Marathon has really stepped up to do that." It will be far from a going-away party when the longtime Middle Keys resident, a commercial fisherman by trade, surrenders the mayoral gavel at the Nov. 13 council meeting. The city charter says that after three two-year terms, council members can't run again unless they sit out a year. Worthington is noncommittal about future plans. "I'm going to take a year off and see what happens and how things work out," he said. If his break turns out to be longer than one year, Worthington said he's satisfied with his time on the council. "You get frustrated, but I've always voted my conscience. I can't put my finger on anything where I would have voted differently. I'm pretty proud of every vote I've ever made," he said. Worthington's and two other seats are up for election this year. Incumbents Ginger Snead and Dick Ramsay both seek third consecutive terms of their own, while former Mayor Chris Bull, former Deputy City Manager C.J. Geotis and two-time council candidate Larry Shaffer are also in the running.Worthington looks back on council yearsMARATHON abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ COOKE Tom Cooke passed on October 25, 2012 from complications due to surgery. Tom was the loving husband of Jody, the love of his life. He was the father of Billy and Tommy and the brother of Richie, all of New Jersey. Tom was a member of the Marathon Yacht Club and Mid Keys Marine.GOTZES Jane Lawson Gotzes age 89, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2012 after a graceful journey with Alzheimers. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Hubert Gotzes (2003), and survived by adoring daughters Teresa (David) Allen of Shreveport, LA, and Jane (Jim) Golz of Charlotte, NC, as well as grandchildren Amanda and Maggie Allen, and Parker and AJ Golz. Jane led a full life including many years in Chicago and retirement life adventures in Key Colony Beach, FL. A memorial mass will be held Saturday Nov. 24th, 10AM, San Pablo Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chicago Yacht Club Foundation, 400 E Monroe St., Chicago, Il 60603.HANNONBertha A. Hannon 86, of Key Largo, FL, passed away October 29, 2012. Visitation and Rosary will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Allen-Beyer Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Nov. 2 at 10 am at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Assoc.KULALeon Kula, 73, Tavernier potter and sculptor, lost his six-month battle with ALS on October 18, 2012. Born March 28, 1939, in Bay County, Michigan. He had been a Tavernier resident since 1981. He studied art in Michigan, Colorado, and Florida, and built a reputation as a talented potter and sculptor in bronze, copper, and wood. Won prizes in many national shows, including two successive awards for "Best in Show" at the Pigeon Key Art Festival. He enjoyed creating works of beauty in a variety of media, and even more, he enjoyed helping other artists develop their own creativity. Mr. Kula is survived by his wife of 42 years, Norma, his sisters; Carol Howlett of Columbus, Ohio, Dolores Shaver of Acworth, Georgia, and Janet Harden of Linwood, Michigan, along with a number of nieces and nephews. He also leaves his loving canine companion of 10 years, Charlemagne, a familiar sight in Tavernier. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Marian Kula, and his younger brother, Robert. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 11:00 am at San Pedro Catholic Church in Tavernier. A celebration of his life will take place at his studio in Tavernier at a later date, yet to be announced.MARCHAND Willard Marchand age 97, passed away at home in Islamorada, Florida, on October 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian. He is survived by his son Paul and daughter-in-law Barbara; daughters Mary Jo and Nancy; grandson Spencer David; granddaughters Lori Hoover and husband Thomas, Jennifer Moll and husband David, Lesley Nicole (departed) and husband Steve; great grandchildren Briannin, Samantha, Joshua, Jake, Zachary, and Olivia; and 97 years of great friendships. Willard was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 4, 1914. He and Lillian moved to Miami in 1952. He graduated from Western Reserve University. Willard spent the last 40 years of his life in the Florida Keys fishing and boating with his family and many friends. At his request his ashes will be spread on the water at Hens and Chickens Marker where he will once again join his wife Lillian. McMAHON Louis (Lou) Joseph McMahon died peacefully in his Key Colony Beach, Fla., home on October 23. Lou was born to Helen and Louis Anthony McMahon in St. Louis on September 19, 1920, and lived in Webster Groves and Kirkwood, Mo., before retiring to Marathon in 1983. He graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1938 and attended Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. As a member of "Americas Greatest Generation," Lou was in the Army Air Corps during World War II stationed in South Dakota and then Big Springs, Texas, where he was accompanied by his wife Virginia. Returning to St. Louis, Lou was employed as an account executive for 30 years for Grossman Iron and Steel and was named Purchasing Manager of the Year by Purchasing Management Association of St. Louis in 1980. Lou was a communicant of San Pablo Catholic Church in Marathon and was a member of Marathon Yacht Club and Sombrero Country Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Carolyn (Boss) McMahon, his daughter Kathleen McMahon Shaheen his parents, brother John McMahon and sister Mary Williams. Survivors include his sister, Celeste McCullagh of Bethlehem, Pa.; daughter Gail Schindler (Marv Schindler) of Marathon and Steve McMahon (Janet McMahon) of Wall, N.J. Lou is also survived by six grandchildren including Alison Virsik, Portola Valley, Calif.; Matthew Shaheen, Phoenix, Ariz.; Kris and Ross Schindler, Marathon; Sara McMahon, Rutherford, N.J.; Sheila McMahon, Wall, N.J. He also has four great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at San Pablo Catholic Church, Marathon, Fla. Memorials may be made in honor of Louis McMahon to San Pablo Catholic Church, 550 122th Street Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050 KL KULALeon Kula, 73, Tavernier potter and sculptor, lost his six-month battle with ALS on October 18, 2012. Born March 28, 1939, in Bay County, Michigan. He had been a Tavernier resident since 1981. He studied art in Michigan, Colorado, and Florida, and built a reputation as a talented potter and sculptor in bronze, copper, and wood. Won prizes in many national shows, including two successive awards for "Best in Show" at the Pigeon Key Art Festival. He enjoyed creating works of beauty in a variety of media, and even more, he enjoyed helping other artists develop their own creativity. Mr. Kula is survived by his wife of 42 years, Norma, his sisters; Carol Howlett of Columbus, Ohio, Dolores Shaver of Acworth, Georgia, and Janet Harden of Linwood, Michigan, along with a number of nieces and nephews. He also leaves his loving canine companion of 10 years, Charlemagne, a familiar sight in Tavernier. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Marian Kula, and his younger brother, Robert. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 11:00 am at San Pedro Catholic Church in Tavernier. A celebration of his life will take place at his studio in Tavernier at a later date, yet to be announced. City sets priority: Waterfront moneyThe Key West City Commission on Tuesday identified funding for the Truman Waterfront as tops on its list for state and federal lobbying in the coming year. Development of the 33acre parcel has been kicked around for more than a decade. This year, commissioners finally approved a design firm and elaborate master plan that includes an amphitheater, waterfront promenade, community center, water feature, parking, walking paths, roads and contouring. With that grand vision comes a price tag in the $45 million to $50 million range, City Manager Bob Vitas said. "We want to try to fasttrack this project and see whether or not we can secure some type of funding either here in the state or for that matter at the federal level," Vitas said. He tied into that goal the future of the U.S. Navy's Outer Mole Pier, which also serves as cruise ship berthing. Vitas pointed out that the general goal at the Truman Waterfront is to have a privately owned marina generate the revenue needed to maintain the entire project. The Navy would have to approve the placement of the marina considering its nearby operations at the Outer Mole. "The Truman waterfront is probably the single biggest project we have going forward," Vitas said, "and a highly visible project." As it relates to the marina and Outer Mole, Vitas said that's "something we don't have a lot of control over right now." "That's the reason it rises to the top," he said. Vitas put a fiveto 10year timeline on complete development of the Truman Waterfront. The city engages the GrayRobinson law firm to lobby at the state level and Alcalde and Fay at the federal level. Other priorities discussed were beach renourishment funding, continued attention to windstorm insurance rates, water quality improvement and stormwater management improvement.KEY WESTOUT OF COMMISSION Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThis Marathon Community Park repaving project,on the park's west-end driveway,is taking longer than expected because the city is reinforcing the fill underneath to account for heavy-duty Florida Keys Electric Co-op trucks that use it daily.Public Works Manager Carlos Solis said the contract is for $136,900. Work began on Oct.3 and is expected to wrap by Nov. 21.While work continues,those who use the City of Marathon Marina have to drive all the way around the park to the other entrance to get to U.S.1.By RYAN MCCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com KEYSNET.COM WORTHINGTON
Wednesday,October 31,2012 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Court to rule on drug-testing requirementAfederal appeals court in Atlanta will hear arguments Thursday in a battle over a 2011 Florida law that would require people to pass drug tests before they can start receiving public-assistance benefits. The state is asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal to overturn a district judge's ruling that blocked the law because of concerns it violates the federal Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. The Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott approved the drug-testing requirement for applicants to the program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, which replaced more-traditional welfare in the 1990s. Florida carried out the testing requirement for more than three months, before U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven issued a preliminary injunction in October 2011. In a brief filed early this year, the state said requiring urine tests does not violate the constitution and that TANF is designed to improve family stability and help beneficiaries get jobs. "Drugs are antithetical to both goals, and thus drug testing furthers the program's purposes," the brief said. "TANF applicants, who must disclose a broad range of private information in order to participate in the program, have a substantially diminished expectation of privacy. Moreover, drug testing is commonly required in today's society particularly in the very job market that TANF prepares participants to enter." But opponents, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the nonprofit Florida Justice Institute, said in a brief the district judge properly found the state had not shown a "special need that would allow the government to impose blanket suspicionless drug testing on all TANF applicants." "Since 1996, the TANF program has operated in Florida without forcing applicants or recipients to submit to suspicionless drug testing,"'another part of the brief said. "There is no evidence of a sudden epidemic of drug use or abuse by TANF recipients; no indication that recipients of TANF were using those funds to purchase illegal drugs at all, let alone more often than other recipients of federal funding, including students, veterans, the elderly and government contractors." The lawsuit, which was filed in September 2011, includes a named plaintiff, Luis Lebron, who at least at the time was a college student, a single father and a Navy veteran. Lebron applied for TANF in July 2011 and met the program requirements, but he challenged the constitutionality of the drug-testing requirement, according to court records. The case is being watched in other states, with Alabama, Kansas, Michigan and Oklahoma filing a joint brief in support of Florida's stance. Meanwhile, a separate case is pending in the appeals court about a Scott effort to require drug testing of state employees. Alower-court judge this year blocked that plan, prompting the governor to appeal. In the TANF case, the state contends that the 2011 law does not force people to take drug tests, though they must pass a test to receive benefits. "If a TANF applicant objects to the drug-testing condition, he is free to decline the offer to participate in the program and no drug test occurs," the brief said. "If the applicant consents, he may participate in the program upon passing a drug test." But opponents disputed that argument, saying the district judge was correct that "requiring TANF applicants to undergo universal suspicionless drug screening as a condition for even determining their threshold eligibility for benefits is an unconstitutional condition. Applicants have no right'to receive benefits, but they do have a right to apply for them; that right cannot be conditioned on their waiver of constitutional protections."State wants it mandatory for welfareBy JIM SAUNDERSNews Service of FloridaIN THE COURTS W W W K E Y S N E T C O M
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4A Wednesday,October 31,2012 About Holly...Holly has served the constituents of House District 120 as a Legislative Assistant since 2003. Outside of work Holly enjoys serving on numerous boards and committees of community organizations. A Florida State University graduate, Holly resides in Key Largo with her husband Ryan, a small business owner, and son Drake. Holly knows that good ideas don't belong to one party or another and she has ten years of experience nding commonsense solutions for the Florida Keys and South Miami-Dade.Holly will utilize her years of service to our communities to ght for us on issues such as:Creating incentive packages for small businesses to create jobs Working to improve our schools and provide greater input and choices for parents Creating aordable long-term solutions for property insurance policyholders Securing additional funding for wastewater projects Promoting and prioritizing sound environmental policyFor more information on how to support Holly contact:Holly@HollyRaschein.com | 305-522-4721 Post Oce Box 372201 | Key Largo, Florida 33037Paid by Holly Raschein, Rep., for State Representative KEYSNET.COM
Wednesday,October 31,2012 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com 1. Continuum of Care The Palace Gardens is part of The Palace Family of Senior Living Communities which offers accommodations that meet everyones needs, from Independent Living and Assisted Living, to Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, and even Home Health. You can rest assured that at The Palace, your needs will be met, no matter what may happen in the future.2. Palace Training & Education Center Because our residents come first, every employee must reflect the higher standards of our communities. Based on Ritz-Carlton procedures, a comprehensive orientation program reinforces this focus. Regular training and educational programs continue so that residents will always receive the very best careand services.3. Local Ownership Founded in 1980 by Helen and Jacob Shaham, The Palace is privately owned and locally operated by these self-made individuals who foresaw the need for quality senior living environments. Their constant involvement today ensures the tradition they established for the communities and services bearing The Palace name: only the best. To see for yourself why The Palace Gardens sets the standard Florida senior living, call or visit our web site.The Palace Gardens DifferenceFor over 30 years, The Palace Gardens Assisted Living Community in Homestead has been known as a leader in providing outstanding care to seniors. While our grounds and the campus are beautiful, there are more than a few reasons why The Palace Gardens is different from all others. 1351 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030 (305)247-0446www.thepalace.org The Palace Suites / Independent Living The Palace Royale / Catered Living The Palace Renaissance / Assisted Living The Palace Gardens / Assisted Living The Palace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center The Palace at Home / Home Health College's growing pains remain ongoingFaced with declining enrollment, Florida Keys Community College has implemented an enrollment-growing plan highlighted in November by two open houses for prospective students. Enrollment, measured over the spring, summer and fall semesters, experienced an uptick under President Jill LandesbergBoyle, who served three years, but became stagnant and declined under her predecessor Larry Tyree, who served from November 2009 until this past June. In the 2008-09 academic year, FKCC had 960.8 fulltime equivalent students; the next year that was up to 1,098.6 and in 2010-11 the figure was 1,013.5. The 2011-12 year saw the number of full-time equivalent students dip to its lowest level in five years, with just 926.6. For the current fall semester, there are 368.2 full-time equivalent students. The overall number, when all is said and done, will include the next spring and summer semesters. College spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard said FKCC's enrollment trend is in step with state and national movement and is based on three factors: A decreasing and aging local population, a decline in federal aid and an improving economy. "College enrollment is counter-cyclical with the economy," she said. "Monroe County is enjoying a health economy with an unemployment rate of only 5 percent" compared to the state average of 8.6 percent. "Students may be opting to take an additional shift over an additional class." She said the most prominent decreases in Monroe County's age population is the college's target, the under-18 demographic. The federal aid largely comes from the Pell Grant program, which is no longer available for summer school. On the enrollment management front, the main strategies are: Improving the relationship with the Monroe County School District to capture more Florida Keys college-age students. Promoting the college's unique programs and location at national college fairs. Encouraging current students to enroll early, along with streamlining the associated paperwork process. "We must recruit locally at a higher rate, attract students from out-of-district and/or state, and then keep those students through to successful completion," Ernst-Leonard said. Another factor that affects enrollment is geography, she said, noting that while most community colleges can recruit from a 360-degree area, FKCC doesn't have that option, as the main campus is located at one end of the linear target area. She said the success of the enrollment initiative is monitored through monthly reports and is a "work in progress." "We're establishing strategies and infrastructure this year and may not see the full impact of what we're doing immediately. We're learning as we go and may make some revisions to the plan in January." Upcoming open houses are set for Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Upper Keys Center inside Coral Shores High School in Tavernier, and Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Key West campus on Stock Island. FKCC's director of enrollment management, Gavin McKeirnan, plans to attend three national college fairs: On Nov. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, in February in Miami and in March in Tampa. All three are organized by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.Enrollment is down from previous yearsKEY COMMUNITY COLLEGEBids due on marine buildingStaff at Florida Keys Community College expects to receive in November bid packages from contractors vying to construct a $5 million marine propulsion building on the Stock Island campus. In the works since at least 2007, the planned 30,000square-foot building is set for an early-winter construction start with completion expected by August. Hayes Cummings Architects of St. Petersburg is handling the design work. So far the college has spent around $971,000 on preconstruction work. Additionally, $6.1 million has been set aside to cover the projected cost plus any overruns or other expenses. The original cost was closer to $4 million and the building was supposed to open in fall 2009. College spokeswoman Amber Ernst-Leonard said the next step now is a Nov. 13 deadline for bid packages from pre-qualified contractors. As planned, the threestory building would be open on the ground floor, allowing boats to be trailered in an out. The second floor would house engine mechanics shops and the third floor would house classrooms, lecture halls and offices. The marine program offers classes in seamanship, gasoline and diesel engine repair and maintenance, welding and fiberglass work. Depending on the course track, successful completion can result in an associate's degree in marine engineering, management and seamanship or a certificate in marine propulsion. The availability of state Public Education Capital Outlay dollars and several redesigns have pushed the project off for about five years. The last major construction at the college resulted in the $8.2 million, 100-bed Lagoon Landing dormitory, which opened in August 2011.$6.1 million budgeted for Stock IslandKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com Peryam gets a new gigWhen Sheriff Bob Peryam hands over the reins of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 7 to the new sheriff, he won't be taking any time off. The following day, he takes on a new position as executive director of the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area group. Its mission: Help state, local and federal criminaljustice agencies counter drug trafficking and money laundering through the use of intelligence, training, multiagency task forces and prosecutions. The position falls under the office of the president in Washington, D.C, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Peryam says he was chosen three months after he applied. North Florida HIDTA oversees 14 initiatives in 10 counties. There are 41 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies involved. The counties participating are Alachua, Baker, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, St. Johns, Marion, Nassau, Putnam and Clay. It's makeup is similar to the South Florida HIDTA, which has offices in Miami, Broward and Marathon and includes law enforcement from Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as state and federal agencies. For the North Florida gig, Peryam will be stationed in Jacksonville. "I have seen firsthand the devastating effects that substance abuse can have on people, families and communities," said Peryam.After Monroe, sheriff heads to JacksonvilleLAW ENFORCEMENT PERYAMBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.com
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,October 31,2012 Vote for Larry Shaffer for Marathon City CouncilWin or lose,I fulfill my promises like organizing communities, helping create 40 jobs,and creating a Charter Advertising Program for small businesses3.5 years as your Planning Commissioner and 1.5 years as Chairman.Involved in local politics for more than 8 years,lived in Marathon for over 17 yearsWalk the streets and visit each family owned & operated businessVote for me only ,that gives me 3 votes with 2 votes taken away from the other 4Political advertisement paid for and approved by Larry Shaffer for Marathon City Council. Cops take new look at old crimesThe Monroe County Sheriff's Office hopes social media will help reinvigorate unsolved cases from long ago and perhaps help people remember details that might help solve a few of them. The cases will be posted on the agency's new Facebook page, Florida Keys Missing and Unsolved, www.facebook.com/page s/Florida-Keys-Missingand-Unsolved/187864244671823?ref=hl ) People can visit it to read about people who have gone missing over the years and not been found, bodies that remain unidentified, or unsolved murders and other major crimes that need resolution. Detectives revisit the cases as they have time, agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. They double check old leads and make sure DNAand other information is entered into databases, among other things. "We hope by featuring these cases on Facebook, someone will see them and maybe remember something that will help us," said Major Crimes Unit Sgt. Linda Mixon. "Maybe someone who was originally reluctant to cooperate has grown up or changed their mind, Maybe someone heard from a person reported missing and just didn't think to let us know. Stranger things have happened." The first three cases to be entered on the Facebook page: Lisa Sanders, age 20, killed on Dec. 16, 1988, on No Name Key. She was 4foot-10 and 106 pounds. That night, Herrin said, she attended a party with friends at the end of No Name Road on No Name Key. Her friends last saw her leaving on foot about 9:30 p.m. Her parents reported her missing the following day and a short time later, her body was found lying near a gravel pit on No Name. She had been beaten, stabbed and dragged behind a car by a rope tied around her neck. Anyone with information about the case can call Mixon at 797-0089. Patty Lanza, age 4, killed on Little Torch Key on July 2, 1988. Herrin said she had attended a party with her mother at a home on Gato Road on Little Torch. Her mother last saw her at 10 p.m. Her body was found nearby the following afternoon. She had been raped and hit in the head, then her body was thrown in bushes off the side of the road. Anyone with information can contact Major Crimes Detective Geni Hernandez at 809-3040 or 797-0046. On Feb. 15, 1991, the body of a young woman was found on a short dirt trail in a heavily wooded area near the south end of the Bahia Honda Bridge. She had been beaten and strangled. She has never been identified, and was given the nickname by the media of the Valentines Day murder victim. She was white, age 16 to 25, 145 pounds, and had brown eyes and straight, collar-length dark brown hair. She had a Timex wristwatch with a silver band and four earrings in each ear.Agency gets Facebook page for cold casesLAW ENFORCEMENTthrown from the motorcycle onto the highway. Gunter was confirmed dead at Fishermen's Community Hospital. Several sources told the Keynoter Monday that Bateman remains in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He is reportedly in an induced coma. Most recently, Gunter, who many described as a hard worker, had been driving the well-known golf cart at Castaway Restaurant that transports customers from parking spaces down the street. "It's very sad; Joyce was a great lady. She had taken about the last eight months off. She just got off that and started driving the cart like two weeks ago. She had a big heart and everyone loved her," Castaway owner John Mirabella said. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, there were 21 traffic accidents reported during the busy Fantasy Fest weekend from Friday until 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Gunter's was the 17th traffic-related death this year south of Florida City. There is a celebration of life for Gunter scheduled for Friday at the Brass Monkey Lounge, in Marathon's Kmart plaza, from 5 until 7 p.m. Her ashes will be spread Saturday morning, with details about the location to be provided at Friday's celebration.Celebration of life is FridayFrom Crashes,1A
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The FBI then opened an investigation. Sternad's letter to the FEC is the first public document confirming a federal investigation. Federal law requires that congressional candidates disclose their contributions and expenditures. It generally prohibits candidates from accepting more than $2,500 per election from an individual. It's also a federal crime to conspire to knowingly file false federal paperwork. Sternad later admitted that he used a Rivera friend, Ana Alliegro, as a campaign consultant. She fled the same day she was scheduled to give a truthful statement from FBI agents and a federal prosecutor and hasn't been seen since. In recent weeks, Sternad has been flummoxed over how to file his final campaign report without further incriminating himself. He and Yabor consulted with federal prosecutors and an FEC expert and they decided the best course of action was a blank report. Two campaign vendors, who have worked extensively for Rivera, told the Herald and later the FBI that Rivera was behind Sternad's campaign and helped use them to target and mail voters in the district. Rivera and Sternad denied the charges. Rivera has claimed he has never been told he was under any federal investigation by a federal authority. Last year, when state prosecutors were examining his personal and campaign finances, Rivera denied he was under investigation and said he didn't have an attorney representing him. But records showed that Rivera was under investigation and had hired a criminal-defense attorney. Rivera was charged last week by the state ethics commission for violating 11 ethics rules. Some of the charges stem from a secret $500,000 consulting contract Rivera arranged with a dog track, which is now known as Magic City Casino. State prosecutors mulled slapping Rivera with 52 charges, but said they couldn't because the laws were fuzzy or the statute of limitations had expired for some of the counts. The IRS and FBI, meanwhile, are examining the dogtrack case at the same time they're investigating the Sternad campaign. Rivera still denyingFrom House,1A than in, say Key West. That's because in Marathon, there's a City Council race and in Key West, there are referendums on the ballot. According to a Tuesday New Service of Florida report, 1.9 million Floridians have cast ballots in what is a tight presidential race between Democrat incumbent Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The report says there are 11.9 million registered voters in Florida, up 6.1 percent from 2008. By Monday morning, there had been 1.4 million absentee ballots cast. Republicans cast more than 50 percent of them, while Democrats cast 39.5 percent and nonaffiliated or other-party voters made up the remainder. Early voting in Monroe County began Saturday and runs until this Saturday, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. The locations: Key West: Supervisor of Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St. Big Pine Key: Monroe County library, WinnDixie plaza. Marathon: Supervisor of Elections Office, 490 63rd St. oceanside. Islamorada: Monroe County library, mile marker 81.8 bayside. Key Largo: Supervisor of Elections Office, Murray E. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 8A Wednesday,October 31,2012 ACROSS 1Basque cap 6Until 10Sprite 13Flirt or cook? 19An African ruler 20Hair line 21Leader:Abbr. 22Mine's airshaft 23Easy-going philosophy 26Bounded 27Literary monogram 28Believer in God 29Theater award 30Certain records,for short 31A band of color 33Tattled 34An apple ___ 36Quoter 37Fly the coop 40Easy-going 44Hot spots 45O'Neill title trees 46Saw wood 47Approval,Spanish style 48Change decor 49Stuff 51Thorny plants 52"The Good Earth" heroine 53Easy-going 56Tex.ed.inst 57Trouble 60Nest noise 61British measure 62Coin 65Curriculum features 67Velvetlike material 68Shine 69Hard worker 70Rame pen name 71Black,in Blois 72Strong urge 73Pose 74Easy-going 76Try 78___ through (scans) 79Being 80"___ Death":Grieg 84Anger 85Delta deposits 86Actor Andrews 88Take the edge off 89Easy-going 91Decide 93___ bird 94Stand up to 95Principle 96Mouth moistener 98Distant 99Spanish girl 100Story element 102Work unit 104Straightens 107Carefree philosophy 110Enchantresses 111Sault ___ Marie 112Elizabeth's daughter 113Transparent 114Cubic measures 115Make lace 116Injure 117Presidential bear? DOWN 1Cummerbund's cousin 2Tending to discharge 3Reinforced 4Shoe width 5Merchants 6"Rabbit,Run" author 7Chums 8Weight allowance 9Giant Hall-of-Famer 10Fit to eat 11Furious 12Release 13Wire measure 14One,to a Scot 15Holden's Oscar,"___ 17": 16Easy-going 17Makes do,with "out" 18Buttons'nickname 24Teachers'org. 25Oval fastenings 32City on the Truckee 33Cap for a clan member 34Dugout 35Payable 36Heart 38Contrived trap 39Musical symbol 40Sam or Vanya 41Short letter 42Piz ___:Swiss peak 43Home office 46Buffalo iceman 49Disparaging look 50Martial Olympian 51Forty winks 52Hebrew dry measure 53Turnover 54Threshing tools 55Evans of TV 56Lean 57Dramatic division 58Workers'assn. 59Little interference 62Bung 63Seine sight 64Poetic contraction 66Narrow opening 67Shows fatigue 68Cries aloud 70Colonizer of New Mexico 71Twangy 74Arm of the Ubangi River 75Confined 76Muscle spasm 77Notable period 78Coins for the Fountain 80Jai ___ 81Platted 82Widened 83Pig's place 85PFC's superior 86Put off 87Consumed 88Irish seaport 90Breadwinner 91Sunrise's contrast 92Value 95Rodeo rope 97Expression of anguish 98Emulate a butterfly 99Fit together 100___ Lisa 101Everywhere:Prefix 103Sanguinary 104Balaam's beast 105WSW minus 180 dgs. 106Draft initials 108Machinery part 109Haggard novel Observer crossword puzzle "Cool It" Solution in the Nov.3 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Oct.27 puzzle. 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She's charged with seven counts each of felony forgery and uttering a forged instrument, and one felony count each of grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. In 2010, Perez pleaded guilty to a federal taxfraud charge and was sentenced to six months in jail followed by three years of supervised release, the terms of which would be violated by her latest arrest. The tax charge stemmed from a scam run out of the Monroe County Detention Center masterminded by Perez's father, Danilo Suarez. In it, inmates at the Monroe County Detention Center and their relatives filed 1040 EZ forms along with a one-page 4852 form, which is a substitute for a W-2 when an employer doesn't provide one, on behalf of themselves. They would then cash the refund checks. Danilo Suarez got five years in prison. His brother Gilbert, Sandra Perez's uncle, was acquitted in the case but is serving three years on a grand theft charge and slated for release from prison this coming March 14. In 2006, Gilbert Suarez, a former Key West public works supervisor, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $200,000 in quarters from Key West parking meters. He received probation but is now serving time because his arrest in the IRS case violated his probation.Perez charged with stealing from her bossKeynoter StaffCRIME SCENE PEREZFIESTA SAYS GOODBYE Courtesy TURTLE HOSPITALCrowds gather Oct.20 to help release Fiesta,a loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued off Fiesta Key in June when she was found floating and struggling to dive.Fiesta had suffered a boat hit that left her with two linear prop wounds across her carapace.She received deep-wound care at the Turtle Hospital and was treated with antibiotics.Fully recovered,Fiesta was released back to the ocean off Higgs Beach in Key West. Keys fugitive nabbed in GeorgiaAKey West man charged with threatening a Circuit Court judge and the family of a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested last Thursday in Savannah, Ga., after spending three weeks on the Sheriff's Office's most-wanted list. Michael Haggerty, 48, missed a September court date to answer two felony charges of making violent threats via Facebook against Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia and Deputy Matt Dowling. That prompted the court on Sept. 21 to issue a no-bondallowed warrant for his arrest. Haggerty was picked up by Savannah police for "failure to obey a traffic control device," according to booking information, and is awaiting extradition to the Florida Keys. On the Keys charges, Haggerty, who has a record of local arrests dating back more than a dozen years, was taken into custody Feb. 24 on two felony counts of making violent threats based on a Feb. 13 post on his Facebook page. "Time to go get my guns out of storage and even the score today people," the post said. It's "been fun see you in the next world!"He's accused of posting online threatsKeynoter StaffCRIME FRONT HAGGERTY
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Opinion & EditorialWednesday,October 31,2012 Florida Keys Keynoter 10A 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. EDITORIALRoadblocks,yet voters come outLETTERS TO THE EDITORSaunders served us wellIt struck me, at a recent political forum, not so much about what was said or the usual suspects that attended, but of a major void as a result of one person's absence. The fact that state Rep. Ron Saunders was not in the mix creates a deep loss for all of the Keys and Monroe County. Rep. Saunders lost the District 39 Democratic primary for state Senate, as only 25 percent of eligible voters actually went to the polls in Monroe County. It's unfortunate but the apathy brings home the adage that we deserve what we get. Saunders has been an exemplary proponent for Monroe County and was well respected by his peers in the state Legislature. It's a shame that more people didn't come out to vote here, as opposed to his opponent's people on the mainland, who managed to get out the vote. Unfortunately for us and the many people that didn't take the time to vote, we'll never know what we will miss out on in the future. My best wishes are with Rep. Saunders and I sincerely hope he will find some way to continue in politics. Bob Thomas Key LargoEarly balloting gets off to strong start in Monroe despite legislative effortsThe first weekend of early voting was successful by virtually any measure. Scare tactics about long lines, delays and other snafus didn't deter voters. The body politic is the winner, despite the efforts of some partisan interests to have it otherwise. By Sunday morning, 1.6 million Floridians had voted early, according to statewide reports compiled by The Miami Herald And that was on just the first day of Florida's abbreviated eight-day window for early voting. It points to strong turnout this election cycle, and that's good, regardless of which party you support or even if you eschew party labels. Of those who took advantage of Saturday's 12hour voting window, nearly 50 percent were Democrats, 35 percent were Republicans and the rest were unaffiliated voters or those in other parties. What's significant about these turnout numbers is the message it sends to state lawmakers, who managed to change Florida election law to shorten the window for early voting from 14 days to eight. These same party leaders also made it harder for voter registration groups to do their work. Fortunately, a federal judge intervened in the voter registration dispute, striking down what he called "harsh and impractical" restrictions. That drive for "election reform" in 2011 was led by Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature, which managed to squeeze early voting (which skews more to Democrats) yet leave absentee-ballot voting procedures untouched. Funny, that, since the GOPdominates absentee voting in Florida. And most of the reports about voter fraud to surface this year in Florida have involved absentee ballots. Another phenomenon this year a huge volume of mass mail flooding Florida households. Very expensive, these mailings are funded by political parties, the candidates and by political action committees spending unprecedented sums this election cycle. While there is some fear that political messaging overload risks turning off voters, this weekend's strong early voting numbers gives hope that voters won't be dissuaded or distracted by negative ads or partisan spin doctors (on both sides). Ultimately, it's about taking responsibility and voting. No more excuses about not enough time, too busy, or "just can't make up my mind." There are four days left for early voting, which ends Saturday at 7 p.m. After that, your last chance to have a say in being governed will be Nov. 6, when polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Do the right thing and vote. www.keysnet.com State Rep.Ron Saunders speaks on the House floor during a previous session.In August,he lost his bid to be the Democratic nominee for state Senate in District 39. Time to go fishingFinally, the hot and humid days of summer are behind us and for the first time in a while, you can get out on the water in perfect comfort. For me, fall brings to mind big smoker kings, grouper on the shallow reefs and reds that are way, way over the slot limit. I also think about the smell of smoked mullet and the taste of that first Florida stone crab claw of the season, which opened on Oct. 15. If you're one of those who have to winterize the boat because college football dominates every weekend or you're at home changing baby diapers, I totally understand but you will be missing some of the hottest fishing action of the year. Cooling water signals the kings to head back south for the winter. The first ones to come through are generally the big smokers, and nothing beats a 40-pound king on a spinning rod. If you're out there, free-line live bait, cigar minnow or menhaden down-current and let him soak while you're bottom fishing. If a king doesn't see it first, you also stand a great chance of hooking into a cobia or an oversized red drum. Red drum travel offshore in large groups this time of year, and they aren't picky about what's for dinner. On several occasions, I have seen four or five rods bend over almost simultaneously when they pass by. That will create some chaos in the boat, especially when everyone has his or her hands full and one red drum hits the free line. On grass flats, trout fishing can also be phenomenal this time of year. If you prefer to fish artificial baits, trout can be caught on a fly, jig, spoon, top-water plug and just about any shallow-diving plug in your box. Live shrimp under a popping cork can also produce steady action, if the pinfish and grunts aren't stealing every shrimp you put out there. So catch the big game on the radio while you're catching big fish, and don't forget to help us gather data by recording your catch at www.snook foundation.org or by using the iAngler phone app. We'd also love your photos. Send them to Alan.Peirce@MyFWC.com. Alan Peirce, FWC Tallahassee Help save catsForgotten Felines needs your help. Forgotten Felines is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides veterinary care and food to homeless and abandoned cats in the Middle and Lower Keys. We also provide educational and financial support to lowincome pet owners to help them properly care for their animals, Since its founding in 1997, Forgotten Felines has spayed or neutered literally thousands of cats and placed hundreds of adoptable animals in loving homes. After they are spayed or neutered, cats are not forgotten by our organization. We monitor and feed daily at more than 30 stations. All these activities do not come cheap. Times are tough right now and donations to charitable organizations have diminished as people struggle to make ends meet. Forgotten Felines is no exception. Our costs for food, veterinary services and medications continue to rise with no end in sight. There are number of ways in which we would ask your support: Volunteer as colony feeders, foster parents, trappers and thrift-store workers. Amajor source of income that supports our efforts is the Purr-Fect Thrift Store in the old Overseas Lounge building across from the entrance to the Marathon Community Park. Please donate usable items as tax-deductible contributions. Adopt a cat or kitten. Awide selection of cats and kittens is available. All are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Make a donation of such things as cat food, bedding and of course cash. Forgotten Felines is a volunteer organization, so everything you donate will go directly to helping animals in need. If you're able to help in any way, please call Forgotten Felines at 743-2520. Thanks in advance for any assistance you're able to render. Jerry Dykhuisen Big Pine KeyFinally,pain-freePreviously I had surgery in Miami by a well-known neurosurgeon and upon awakening, I had pain and remained in pain for four years with no relief. Upon consulting Dr. George Botelho, he immediately knew what the problem was and recommended another surgery. Upon awakening this time, I was pain-free and never felt better. I am thanking Dr. Botelho and thankful for the wonderful care I received at the hospital. The staff was wonderful. It is great we can have problems taken care of in the Keys. Julie Childress Marathon Forgotten Felines says it's short on resources to fulfill its mission.Fugitive banker's assets are tough to recoverAlawyer appointed to recover the assets of a south Georgia bank director who disappeared in June likely by slipping out of the country through Key West says the process is complicated by holdings in Venezuela and the fact that it's not clear whether he's the banker is even still alive. Melanie Damian has been working since August to untangle a complicated web of property and financial records to recover money for investors left empty-handed when Aubrey Lee Price went missing on June 16. The FBI and federal prosecutors in New York say Price embezzled $17 million in bank funds after he became a director of Montgomery Bank & Trust in Ailey, Ga., in December 2010. The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta saying he defrauded investors. Afederal grand jury in Georgia has indicted Price on a bank fraud charge, after prosecutors claimed that his actions led to the depletion of the bank's cash assets and reserves. Price left his home in south Georgia on June 16, telling his family he was headed to Guatemala for business, authorities have said. Two days later, Price's family received letters saying he was going to Florida to board a ferry in Key West likely bound for Fort Myers and planned to jump off it along the way to end his life. The FBI has released surveillance videos showing Price at Key West International Airport and the Key West Ferry Terminal the day he disappeared. But a body has never been found. Arambling, 22-page letter to financial regulators that authorities believe was written by Price includes several pages that detail some properties and accounts that Price owned or controlled. Most of that information has proved accurate so far, Damian said. Price's bank accounts in Venezuela are a notable discrepancy. The letter indicates hundreds of thousands of dollars in those accounts, but current bank statements show that they are nearly empty, Damian said. She's trying to get past records for those accounts to determine how much money was there and when it was removed. But getting those records and establishing ownership of several farm properties in Venezuela has been tough. "It's especially challenging to have the assets in Venezuela," Damian said. "In addition to being foreign, it's a difficult government to deal with." In addition to the bank accounts, Price's confession detailed some $2.7 million in property and equipment in Venezuela. Price's family members have said they believe he's dead, but investigators have said circumstantial evidence suggests he's still alive, though they do not know where he might be. The receivership has recovered $353,024.09 in cash, according to the report. Damian also has traveled in Georgia, Florida and Venezuela to secure properties owned by Price or the various companies he controlled. Those include: 9 residential properties in Florida; a strip mall in Kingsland, Ga.; 71 acres of hunting or timber land in Lyons, Ga.; and a farm in Venezuela. There are also four life insurance policies worth a total of more than $2 million, the report says. Price's estate is the beneficiary for two of them, and his wife is the beneficiary for the others. Price's wife has made a claim on one of the policies, the report says, but Price has not been declared dead.He's last seen in Key West and is possibly deadBy KATE BRUMBACKAssociated PressCRIME FRONT The FBI released this photo of Aubrey Lee Price showing the fugitive in the Key West International Airport terminal.
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Call Laura at 743-5551 BusinessNew dive shop opensTavernier has a new dive shop, started by a Georgia couple who moved here with their kids to live out the dream of diving for a living in the Keys. Amber and David Holmes opened AKADive Charters and Supplies in August. It's in the Mangrove Marina at 200 Florida Ave. in Tavernier, off about mile marker 91.7 oceanside. Astorefront is scheduled to open on the highway in December at 91790 Overseas Highway. The marina location will serve as the teaching area and clubhouse for a planned lionfish club, Project Aware, and a reef restoration club. The bottom of a boat slip next to the marina shop will soon be filled with sand and will be used for in-the-water instruction. The storefront location will sell clothing, supplies and equipment; and book charters. David Holmes says he and Amber were thinking of ways to open a dive operation for years. At first, they just set their sites on buying a dive boat. But then David, who used to be a police officer in Missouri, talked to his former partner about wanting to start a dive operation in South Florida. The partner told him of a friend who owns Mangrove Marina, so the Holmes decided to open the shop there. They bought their boat in Huntington Beach, Calif., and had it shipped to the Keys. It was custom made by Deep Sea Marine for the company's lawyer, who was a diver. The company usually makes only large yachts, but made an exception for the lawyer to build the 28-foot boat. When the lawyer died, his wife was looking to get rid of the vessel. She listed it at $60,000, but ended up selling it to the Holmes for about $30,000. The Amber's Down Time is powered by a Volvo Penta diesel engine. David and Amber have been diving since their teens. Amber, 36, is the main instructor at the shop. She is a certified dive master and instructor with Professional Association of Diving Instructors, or PADI, certification. David, 42, has been diving since he was about 15. His day job keeps him away from the Keys, actually the country, for extended periods of time. He is a U.S. Department of Defense contractor training police officers in Afghanistan. Amber was out with a charter when The Reporter stopped by for an interview, but David says one of her specialties is teaching young people diving. "She's really good with working with people, especially kids," he said. Also working at the shop are Capt. George Griffin, and the Holmes'daughters Kimberly, 14, and Alexis, 16. Kimberly is a certified diver and Alexis leads guided kayak and snorkel trips for the shop and serves as a mate on the Amber's Down Time. The Holmes also have a son, David Jr. AKADive Charters and Supplies charges $75 per person for a basic dive charter. That includes air tanks and weights. Customers can rent equipment such as buoyancy compensators, regulators, wetsuits, fins and masks for an extra $35. Charters include all the Upper Keys wrecks and reefs. Unguided eco-kayak and snorkeling tours cost $30 for four hours. The fee includes snorkeling equipment and life jackets. Guided tours cost $75 per group or per person you pay for the guide. For more information, call (305) 906-0514, or go to www.akadiving.com The shop also has a Facebook page. Charter trips go out on 28-foot boatTAVERNIER Photo by DAVID GOODHUEDavid Holmes and his daughter Kimberly in front of the sign for their new dive shop,AKA Dive Charters and Supplies.David owns the shop with his wife,Amber Holmes.DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comBUSINESS BRIEFSBPW taps DeGinder as top employerLinda DeGinder, owner of Johnsons Insurance Agency, has been named 2012 employer of the year by the Marathon chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club. The group's objective is to "elevate the standards for women in business and professions." It next meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marathon Yacht Club. For more information, call 5099671. Johnsons Insurance Agency has offices in Marathon, Big Pine Key and Tavernier.Briening named Capital Bank VPShane Briening has joined Capital Bank vice president/commercial loan officer for Key West and the Lower Keys. Briening worked six years at First State Bank of the Florida Keys, where his positions included teller, loan servicing specialist, credit analyst and commercial lender. He's a graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and will be based in the Old Town office in Key West. Friday's deadline for chamber awardsThe Key West Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual awards, to be given out at its Dec. 19 membership meeting at the Key West Marriott Beachside at U.S. 1 and Roosevelt Boulevard. Categories are: Business for Beauty Award, "for major capital projects or extensive renovation that add to beauty and contribute to the overall attractiveness of Key West." The Venture Award, "for bold investment in a new business or enterprise that exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and adds to the Key West atmosphere." Franchises are not eligible for this award. Piece of the Rock Award, "presented to dedicated individuals who have clearly gone above and beyond the scope of their normal responsibilities to help make Key West a better community." All nominations have to have an explanation for why the business or person is being nominated. The deadline for nominations is Friday. To find out more, send an e-mail to kbaker@keywestcham ber.org.AARP looks for tax volunteersAARPTax-Aide, the nation's largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for Keys volunteers to help with computerized income tax preparation. You don't need to be an AARPmember or retiree to volun teer. Volunteers receive free online tax training (basic computer skills are essential), and may be reimbursed for expenses such as mileage. Once certified, they help customers one day a week at neighborhood tax sites throughout the county from Feb. 1 through April 15. Last year in the Keys, AARPTax-Aide volunteers helped more than 900 taxpayers at sites in Key Largo, Marathon, Big Pine and Key West. To find out more, call Edie Korotkin at 849-6948. DeGINDER BRIENING Monroe County Sheriff Bob Peryam (right) swears in new directors of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce at the chamber's annual installation and awards banquet Oct.19 at Hawks Cay Resort.Featured speaker for the evening was Jeff Ireland, general manager of the Miami Dolphins. CHAMBER INSTALLATION
KeysNet.com Keynoter 12A Wednesday,October 31,2012 The ONLY Sheriffs Candidate with: PROVEN LEADERSHIP8 years as the second in command of the Sheris Oce25 years of law enforcement and corrections experience22 years of supervisory experienceFBI National Academy graduateSouthern Police Institute Command Development Course graduateThe ONLY Sheriffs Candidate with: PROVEN FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY 9 Consecutive Perfect Financial Audits Consistently returning in excess of $1 million annually to the County Maintained budget at 2006 levelsPROVEN COMMUNITY POLICING/PARTNERSHIPS Citizens Police Academy Crime Watch meetings Bike PatrolsEndorsed by: Corrections and Law Enforcement Deputies and Sergeants. Political Advertisement Paid For and Approved by Rick Ramsay, Republican for Monroe County Sheri Rick is clearly the best choice forSheri in Monroe County.He is the most experienced, educated and qualied candidate. Endorsed by Sheri Bob Peryam and Sheri Rick Roth. Connect with Rick on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Rick4Sheri Connect with Rick on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Rick4Sheri Committed to the KEYS Committed to YOU
WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 31,2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B Tech-healthy program Most of us hate to work out,but technology makes it easier and gets results.Story, 5B Too much energy? We all need a boost of energy every now and then,but how healthy are those energy boosters? Story, 4B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyleNo captain's columnDue to the windy conditions,few boats have been getting out on the water in the Florida Keys the past week.Therefore, Capt.Chris Johnson's weekly fishing report won't appear today but will return next Wednesday. Keys teams hit the playoffsMarathon and Coral Shores high schools are slated to play opening-round Southeast Football Conference playoff games Thursday that were rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy's brush with the Keys last week. The Hurricanes (5-3) are scheduled to visit Benjamin School in Palm Beach County, while the Dolphins (1-7) will visit Coral Spring Charter School (3-5) in west Broward. Hurricane Sandy devastating much of the eastern seaboard, especially New Jersey and New York came close enough to the Keys to cancel many prep sports Thursday and shut schools down on Friday. The Keys rivals'final regular-season game was against each other, with the Canes pulling away from the Dolphins in the second half for a 33-18 victory. Marathon had its best offensive output of the season with 18 points, as it returned to the wing-T offense it ran with some success last season. The Dolphins led 3-0 early and trailed just 13-10 at the half. But Coral Shores'experience and manpower revealed itself in the second half. They scored on their first two second-half possessions and rushed for 320 yards. Both the Canes and Dolphins are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday.Coral Shores and Marathon play in opening round Thursday By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPREP FOOTBALL Lady Conchs come backAlate coring flurry erased a two-goal deficit and helped Key West High School to a road girls soccer win Saturday over Keys rival Marathon High. The Conchs trailed 4-2 heading into the last 20 minutes when coach Scott Paul said the team had a "heartto-heart" talk during the second-half water break. "The girls picked it up from there and we put a lot more pressure on," he said. Paul said the game was important because the Conchs face difficult district opponents early in this year's schedule. "You don't want to come into the season and not have any games under your belt. I was able to see some positioning I wanted to change," he said. "We've got probably our top two opponents from district, other than [American Heritage] in the last couple of weeks." New Dolphins coach Cindy Durkin said she liked what she saw skills-wise from the Dolphins. But the girls, many of which are just finishing fall sports, ran out of gas late in the second half, she said. "They were moving the ball well and came to the field ready to play. Unfortunately, conditioning ended up being a factor and we lost steam. Conditioning we can fix as long as we have a strong foundation of technical skills," she said.The Dolphins went up 2-0 early in the first half, and Key West tied it at 2-2 on goals from Raquel Schoneck and Libby Isherwood. Schoneck scored on a free kick from 25 yards out, and Lauren Schoneck assisted Isherwood with a crossing ball. The Dolphins added oneNext:Venice visits both Keys squadsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPREP SOCCERPhoto courtesy CORY WURTENBERGMarathon High School's Regan Durkin and Key West High School's Raquel Schoneck track down a loose ball during a 5-4 preseason win for the Conchs at the Marathon Community Park Saturday.Durkin had two goals and Schoneck had one. Sister wrecks marking 25 yearsFor a quarter of a century, advanced and experienced divers have enjoyed diving twin Treasury Class 327-foot U.S. Coast Guard cutters off Key Largo. All the vessels in this class, referred to as the 327s, were named after former secretaries of the United States Treasury Department. The two cutters are the Duane and Bibb longtime favorites among wreck, tech and specialty divers, that rest in nearly 130 feet of water a mile south of Molasses Reef. And now they're approaching their 25h anniversaries serving as prime Keys marine habitat and dive sites. Considered the service's flagships, cutters served in a variety of capacities and gained notoriety as maritime workhorses for their battle with Germany's Uboats in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Commissioned Aug. 1, 1936, the Duane was named for William John Duane, the third secretary of the treasury, who served under Andrew Jackson. The vessel's lengthy service included escort and patrol duty in the Pacific, North Atlantic, support missions off the coast of Vietnam, flagship operations during Cuba's Mariel Boat Lift in 1980 and numerous drug busts in Caribbean and coastal waters during the 1980s. Decommissioned Aug. 1, 1985, the Duane was sunk as an artificial reef on Nov. 27, 1987. It sits upright in the sand 125 feet below the sea's surface. One day later, the Duane 's sister cutter, the George M. Bibb was sunk nearby. Named for George Motier Bibb, secretary of the treasury from 1844 to 45 under President John Tyler, the Bibb served on active duty for nearly 50 years, from 1936 to 1985.Duane,'Bibb' standing guard off Upper KeysDIVING Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWThe Duane,'along with its sister cutter the Bibb,'is just one of many wreck dives along the entire Keys.Conchs advance to regional meetFive individuals and three relay teams will represent Key West High School at Thursday's Region 4-2A swim meet at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Those Conchs advanced because of their performances at Monday's 10-team District 12-2Ameet at Pembroke Pines Charter High in Broward County. Advancing were freshman Kimberlee Reed in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, senior Devin Osterhoudt in the 100 free, senior Michelle Konik in the 100 breast, freshman Jordan Henry in the 100 backstroke and junior Derrick Allen (the only boy individual qualifier) in the 50 free. Reed was sixth in the 50 free in a personal-best 27.94 seconds and seventh in the 100 breast in 1:25; Osterhoudt was sixth in the 100 free in 1:03, Konik was fourth in the 100 breast in 1:19; Henry was sixth in the 100 back in 1:15; and Allen was fourth in the 50 free in 23.35. (Aswimmer had to finish in the top eight to advance to the regionals.) The Key West girls finished third as a team, behind winner Pembroke Pines Charter and Pompano Beach. The Conch boys were seventh behind Belen Jesuit, Archbishop McCarthy, Fort Lauderdale, Pines Charter, Mater Academy and Pompano Beach. "I didn't know what to expect," said Key West coach Lori Bosco. "There were so many teams there that we hadn't swum against before." The three Conch relay teams going on are the 200 individual medley girls team of Henry, Konik, Kristen Reed and Osterhoudt; theSolo swimmers, relay teams heading westBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SWIMMINGGold Cup tournaments kick off on Nov. 29New anglers and old friends are to meet for the 49th annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, one of the Keys'most enduring tournaments, Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.The challenge is the first leg of the triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. The series also includes the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament, set for Jan. 17 to 19, and the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament scheduled Jan. 23 and 24.Islamorada Sailfish Tournament rules place a strong emphasis on conservation and sportsmanship. The only series event with a junior division for youth anglers, it raises funds for the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. The all-release boat tournament opens with pre-registration at 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Whale Harbor Inn, mile marker 83.5 oceanside in Islamorada. Akickoff banquet featuring an all-youcan-eat seafood buffet follows, as does a rules meeting. Fishing is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. The weigh-in for fun fish closes Nov. 31 and Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Astandings party with cocktails and free hors d'oeuvres is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Wahoo's Bar and Grill at Whale Harbor. An awards ceremony, raffle and all-youcan-eat feast are scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Braza Lena Brazilian Steakhouse. Entry fees received before Nov. 12 are $600 for the first angler fishing aboard a vessel and $500 for each additional angler. Entries received after Nov. 12 are $700 and $550, respectively. The junior angler entry fee is $200 regardless of entry date. An unlimited number of anglers is allowed per vessel.Boasting $20,000 in prize money, the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series is limited to 25 paid boat teams. The deadline to register for the overall series is Thursday and the entry fee is $2,000 for four anglers. Additional anglers can be added for $200 each. At least one angler must be entered and paid for all three series events.For more event information and registration, go to www.islamoradasailfish tournament.com .Register by Thursday for seriesISLAMORADA FISHINGSee Swimming,2BSee Soccer,2BSee Diving,2BKeys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter
Women golfers starting playWomen golfers are sought to join the Key West Ladies Golf Association. The group plays 18 holes beginning at 8 a.m. every Thursday at the Key West Golf Course on Stock Island. All skill levels are welcome. The first match of the season is Thursday. Asign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the womens locker room at the golf club. For more information, call (312) 590-0390.Friday tourney benefits schoolsThe Upper Keys Rotary Club has planned its 12th annual charity golf benefit for Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Sombrero Country Club in Marathon. Proceeds go to athletics at Coral Shores High School and Island Christian School. The cost is $100 per golfer, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch before the event, beverages out on the course and a dinner with an open bar afterward. One lucky golfer will have an opportunity to win $1 million on a hole-in-one hole and everyone will have a chance to win a new 20foot Sportsman Bay Boat with a 115 hp Yamaha four stroke and trailer. There will be lots of other prizes, too. To register a team, contact Jim Vetter at 852-4044 or Stan Haines at 731-3883.Tennis programs set for MarathonThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is beginning two Tuesday night tennis programs on Nov. 6 that will last six weeks each. From 6 to 7 p.m., theres Start Smart Tennis for kids ages 5 to 7. This requires parent participation and teaches the fundamentals of tennis for beginning players. The cost is $50 and includes a racquet and tennis balls that the players keep. The same nights from 7:30 to 8:30, the park is offering beginning tennis for adults 18 and older. The free program is taught by the park staff, not tennis professionals. Participants must bring a racquet; the park will provide tennis balls. To find out more, call 743-6598. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,October 31,2012 REQUEST FOR QUOTES for SEWER CONNECTIONThe Guidance Care Center will receive sealed quotes to abandon the existing sewage treatment plant and connect to the City of Marathons centralized sewer system at their facilities located at 3000 41st Street,Ocean,Marathon,FL 33050,until 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 20,2012.Plans and specifications will be available at the pre-bid conference conducted at 3000 41st Street,Ocean,Marathon, FL 33050 on Tuesday,November 6,2012,at 2 PM.Funding for this project is from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funding FY2008 10DB-K4-11-54-02-K24. Questions related to this bid may be addressed to Leslie A.Robinson, Meridian Community Services Group,Inc.by calling (305) 294-1000 or by email lrobinson@meridser v .com .The Guidance Care Center supports Equal Employment Opportunity, Fair Housing,Drug-Free Workplace and provides Handicapped Access.Published Keynoter 10/31/12 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 The Republican Party of Monroe County Scott Hopes State Senate District 39 Holly Raschein, State House District 120 Mark Kohl, State Attorney Rick Ramsay, Sheriff Amy Heavilin, Clerk of the Court Barry Gibson, Supervisor of Elections Jillian Cranney-Gage, Mosquito Control Board District 1 Stephen Hammond, Mosquito Control Board District 3 John Welsh, School Board District 3 Political advertisement paid for by the Republican Party of Monroe County PO Box 500711, Marathon, FL 33050-0711 Endorses & Urges You to Vote for: The Bibb also performed numerous patrol duties during World War II in such ports as Pearl Harbor, Guam and Singapore, as well as customary peacetime jobs of search and rescue, and logistical support for the U.S. Navy. Both serving more than 40 years, Duane and Bibb became two of the oldest active-duty cutters in the Coast Guard fleet. Since becoming two of the Keysmost intriguing artificial reefs in 1987, the Duane and Bibb wrecks have attracted large pelagics and sizeable sea turtles. Theres no shortage of big barracuda or the occasional manta ray or whale shark, especially in springtime migration patterns. Corals, gorgonians and basket sponges cloak the twins decks. The Bibb rests on its starboard side, making for an interesting dive perspective from stern to bow with its crows nest pointing sideways at approximately 85 feet. The port prop is reachable at 100 feet. Large schools of striped grunts and other reef fish species crowd in and out of the portholes near the fly bridge and other swim-throughs. Both wrecks are recommended for advanced or specialty-trained divers due to their depths.Twin wrecks mark 25 yearsFrom Diving,1BPhoto courtesy CORY WURTENBERGKey Wests Lindsey Free gets airborne to block a play by Marathon Brandi Spalten during a preseason game Saturday at the Marathon Community Park.The Conchs erased a late two-goal deficit to earn a 5-4 victory.more goal before the half, and another early in the second to go back up two goals at 4-2. They held the lead heading into the final 20 minutes.Lauren Schoneck scored on an assist from Caila DeAbreu at the 66:00 mark, and returned the favor on a DeAbreu goal to tie the game at 4-4.Lauren Schoneck then assisted on the game winner from Isherwood, who floated one over the Dolphinsgoalie from around 30 yards out to make it 5-4. Regan Durkin scored twice for the Dolphins, while Taylor Konrath and Brandi Spalten each had one goal.The Conchs are scheduled to host district rival Archbishop McCarthy High School Friday at 5 p.m., and Venice High Saturday at 2 p.m.Marathon was slated to open its regular season Tuesday against Florida Christian School, but results were not available at press time. The Dolphins are scheduled to host Venice on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Marathon Community Park.Conchs rebound over MarathonFrom Soccer,1B 200 free girls team of Kimberlee Reed, Osterhoudt, Jadene Olsen and Story Magidson, which was fourth in 1:55; and the 200 free boys team of Trevor Helms, Kai Murphy, Chris Bujak and Derrick Allen, which was fifth in 1:37. Three swimmers advanced for the second consecutive year Konik, Osterhoudt and Allen. It was a long trip for us and it was very cold, Bosco said. The air temperature Monday morning was 62 degrees, but the water was a very swimmable 78.Three return to regionalFrom Swimming,1B Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWThis is the Duane,sister wreck of the Bibb.Both were sunk 25 years ago this November one day apart off the Upper Keys and now teem with marine life. SPORTS BRIEFS
Wednesday,October 31,2012 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com Living END OF THE FANTASY Dr. Emma Stoll M.D. Our new office will be openingMonday, November 5th11400 Overseas Highway Marathon Town Square Mall(305) 735-4879 (305) 735-4892Old and new patients welcome Call for your appointment today! VOTE VOGELFOR STATE ATTORNEYPROFESSIONAL...NOT POLITICALPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Catherine Vogel, Democrat for State Attorney, Monroe County D Photos by ANDY NEWMANAll kinds of weirdness came out during Saturday's night annual Fantasy Fest parade down Duval Street in Key West.Except for Sun day's Children's Day at Bayview Park,it was the culmination of 10 days of adult fun.More than 45 floats,bands and marching groups promenaded through historic downtown surround ed by some 50,000 revelers,festival organizers said.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,October 31,2012 John Welsh School Board District 3 Elect 35YEARS PROVEN K-12 EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Teacher, assistant principal, principal -Managed $11M budget for largest school in district -Working knowledge of school funding -Experience with district and state policies and procedures -Collective bargaining and employee contract experience INTERPERSONAL SKILLS -Communicates well with and is respected by sta, parents -Maintained a policy of open communication -Ability to listen and contribute viable solutions -Unbiased, independent thinker COMMITMENT -Make all decisions in the best interest of the students -Restore integrity and public trust -Safeguard a quality educational program Experience That Counts! www.electjohnwelshforschoolboard.com Paid by John Welsh for School Board District 3 FDA probes energy drinks With a 3:30 p.m. meeting for his group design project, a class from 6 to 9 p.m. and a mechanical engineering exam the next day, Kevin Capps was feeling a workload crunch. So the skateboard-toting Drexel University senior stopped by a store Wednesday morning to pick up some energy in a can: 12 ounces of Red Bull. Was he risking his health? Almost certainly not, say health experts. The amount of caffeine in one 12-ounce can of the popular beverage 114 milligrams is about the same as that in a typical cup of coffee. Yet so-called energy drinks have come under increasing scrutiny after the Food and Drug Administration acknowledged it is looking into reports that five people had died after drinking the Monster Energy brand of beverages. Last Thursday, Consumer Reports disclosed the results of lab tests showing that some of the drinks contain at least 20 percent more caffeine than advertised, while others do not list the amount on their labels. Several brands contained about 200 milligrams per serving, even when the serving was little more than a mouthful, the magazine reported. Tops among 27 products tested was a 1.9ounce energy shot called 5hour Energy Extra Strength, containing 242 milligrams of caffeine. In ordinary circumstances and in healthy people, a much larger amount of caffeine is needed to induce serious consequences such as death, said Adam Rowden, operations director for the emergency department at Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia. The danger zone is 5 grams, he said equivalent to swilling 20 of the most caffeine-intense beverages. But someone with an underlying health problem, such as a heart condition or a tendency to have seizures, could get in trouble with much less, said Rowden, also a consulting toxicologist for the poison control center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Those competing in strenuous sports also should take it in moderation, says the International Marathon Medical Directors Association. The group recommends no more than 200 milligrams on the day of a race of 10 kilometers or more. Caffeine is a stimulant that increases heart rate and blood pressure. Monster, based in California, denied any suggestion that its products were unsafe. In 2009, the most recent year for which federal statistics are available, emergency departments reported more than 13,000 cases in which energy drinks played a role half of them in combination with alcohol. That combination is popular in young adults, and is thought to make them more likely to drive while drunk. Capps, the Drexel senior, said he had heard the reports of possible health risks but is not concerned. He said he drinks a Red Bull two or three times a week, more than one a day if needed. "It really just depends on my energy level, and my wallet," Capps said. The 12-ounce Red Bull cost him $2.99. And a lot of people are joining him. Big business According to Beverage Digest, a trade publication, energy drinks pulled in $8.9 billion in 2011, up more than 40 percent from 2007. Editor John Sicher projected the total for 2012 would exceed $10 billion. Makers of energy drinks questioned why they were the focus of attention, noting that coffee contains more caffeine than some energy drinks. The American Beverage Association, which represents several energy-drink makers but not Monster, said its members have agreed to list total caffeine amounts on product labels. Many labels also carry a warning that energy drinks are not recommended for children or pregnant women. Not good enough, said Christina Calamaro, a nurse practitioner at Drexel Hill Pediatrics and an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. The problem is that the drinks are marketed to younger people, she said citing seductive names such as Rockstar and Full Throttle, and the ads that feature athletes from extreme sports. "They make it seem very, very cool to drink these drinks," Calamaro said. "If they're not marketing to kids, then I'm a supermodel." Some of the drinks contain vitamins and additives that can boost heart rate further, she said. Plus they contain unhealthful amounts of sugar. Even though caffeine does not often lead to grave illness, it plays havoc with sleep, which can lead to other issues such as attention problems and obesity, she said. Calamaro was the lead author of a 2009 study in the journal Pediatrics, which found that out of a sample of 100 teenagers, 85 reported drinking caffeinated beverages, consuming an average of 215 milligrams per day. Eleven percent drank more than 400 milligrams a day the equivalent of four espressos. One-third of the teenagers reported falling asleep during school, and caffeine intake was 76 percent higher among those who fell asleep. For some, it starts even earlier. In another study this year, Calamaro and colleagues reported that in a sample of 625 children age 6 to 10, close to 30 percent of children drank a caffeinated beverage every day. 5-Hour Energy found to have most caffeine By TOM AVRIL Philadelphia Inquirer TO YOUR HEALTH LIVING BRIEFS Gulfside Village Halloween's tonight The Gulfside Village shopping plaza at mile marker 50 bayside in Marathon has its annual trick-or-treating for children tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tables will be set up in front of the stores around the plaza with treats for the children. Costumes are recommended. It's not just Gulfside Village businesses that can participate. Any business can set up a table for the kids. To find out more, call Danielle at 743-5459. Anyone who wants to donate candy to the cause can drop it off at Flowers by J & J or Exit Realty in the plaza. Update Thursday on going green The Key West Garden Club welcomes Allison Higgins, in charge of the city's green initiatives, and Paul Williams, the city's urban forester, for a Thursday program on how Key West is doing with going green. The program is set for 1:30 pm at 1100 Atlantic Blvd. and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are provided following the meeting. Questions? Call Sandra McMannis at 294-9982. Hospital crafter show is Saturday The Employees Club at Fishermen's Community Hospital in Marathon has its third annual fall craft fair on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital parking lot, mile marker 48.5 oceanside. Vendors will offer for purchase handcrafted jewelry, plants, terrariums, paintings, holiday ornaments, hand-sewn and crocheted items, handcrafted cotton rugs, seed beads and more. Through vendor fees and the sales of items at the club's booth, the Employees Club raises money to help fellow employees in times of need or when disasters like hurricanes strike. Crafters, artists and businesses interested in participating as vendors should contact Yesenia Ramirez at 289-6420, Diane Canter at 289-6432 or Pat Bosch at 289-2256. Sorority hosting Saturday benefit The Beta Omega sorority hosts its fifth annual Kendyll Ryann Bliss Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Key West Harbour, 6000 Peninsula Ave., Stock Island. Tickets are $20 and include wine, beer, rum punch, appetizers and entertainment. Asilent auction and 50/50 raffle will take place and door prizes will be given out. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 849-5593. Art in the Park set for Saturday The Marathon Parks and Recreation Department hosts Thanksgiving Art in the Park, an event for kids, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the pavilion in the Marathon Community Park. The cost per child is $5 (parent supervision required). For more, call 743-6598. Advance registration isn't necessary. Flu-shot clinics in Bahama Village The Monroe County Health Department has scheduled walk-in flu immunization clinics from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Monday from Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 at the Roosevelt Sands Center, 105 Olivia St. in Bahama Village in Key West (except for Nov. 12, which is Veterans Day). Those who want an immunization are asked to bring proof of insurance. Anyone without insurance is asked to bring proof of income to help determine the cost using a sliding fee scale. For more information, call 809-5680. Hospital screens for pulmonary disease Mariners Hospital in Tavernier holds what it calls Community Care Day on Nov. 7 at the medical center, mile marker 91.5. It'll include free screenings for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and a free seminar on that malady from 6:30 to 7:30. During the seminar, titled "Hungry for Air?," pulmonologist Michael Hernandez will share the steps that can be taken to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 434-3400. Indicate if you are going for the screening, seminar or both. Screening reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to 25 people. Young Eagles Day scheduled Nov.10 The southernmost chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association is sponsoring what it calls a Young Eagles Day on Nov. 10 that's designed to get youngsters interested in aviation. The day runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Florida Keys Marathon Airport, and will include free introductory flights by local pilots for youths ages 8 to 17. Aparent or guardian must sign a flight permission form. Registration will be held the day of the event at the Air Museum, next to the Sheriff's Office hangar; there is no preregistration. The day will include complimentary burgers, hot dogs, soda and water. To find out more, call Ed Waldorf at 731-3176 or go to www.southern mosteaa.com New Apple products up for discussion The Upper Keys Mac User Group hosts Jack Buccellato and Chris Muller of All Keys ComputerGuy on Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside. They'll talk about the newest Apple gadgets (the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini) followed by an interactive demonstration of Apple TV, Airplay, Mirroring and more. Bring your iPhone (any version), iPod Touch or iPad. The meeting is free and open to the public and no reservations required. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call 451-4601. Concert scheduled at Marathon church The Marathon Community United Methodist Church is hosting a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 for Keys Area Interdenominational Resources featuring the music of Misery Loves Company and Marc Davis with Gospel Warrior. Grace Lutheran welcomes crafters The Grace Lutheran Church and School in Key West has planned an arts and crafts festival for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 2713 Flagler Ave. It'll include a silent auction, craft vendors, bake sale and spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. To find out more, call Monica Bacle at 296-8293. Free talk focuses on health of heart Giovanni Campanile, an interventional cardiologist and graduate of the Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Integrative Medicine, will host a free talk on heart health at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. It's part of a series titled "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!" Campanile will be joined by Charlotte (Charlie) Wilson, owner of the organic Help Yourself Cafe on Fleming Street. Wilson will prepare an easy and healthy meal and then offer free organic beverage and food samples after the talk. RSVPto attend by calling 294-4460. Shark Whisperer' tries to educate The History of Diving Museum at mile marker 83 continues its Immerse Yourself! series on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. with "Sara the Shark Whisperer: Predators in Peril," presented by Sara Brenes. Brenes, 16, is a diver and avid shark lover. She founded a nonprofit organization called Shark Whisperer last year and has dedicated herself to educating the public about the threats sharks around the world face and why they are critical to the survival and balance of our oceans. She hopes to help dispel the myth of the shark as a mindless killing machine. The Islamorada museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (extended hours the night of the program). To find out more, call 664-9737 or go to www.divingmuse um.org Search Public Notices Online Its your right to know: School District Budgets Local Tax Changes Property Auctions Public Hearings City Budgets Search Public Notices Online at: www .KeysNet.com Mouse over Classifieds, then click on Public Notices KEYS NET .COM
Wednesday,October 31,2012 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com Full service cardiology performing Nuclear Stress Testing, Echocardiography, 24 Hour Recording and Peripheral Ultrasound.Heart of the Keys CardiologyCall our new number (305) 453-6316for additional info and to schedule appointments Our new Fax number 1-305-946-0294 Luis E. Augsten M.D.,F.A.C.C.Come see us in our NEW locationTown Square Mall11400 Overseas Hwy. Suite 106 Marathon Shores, FL 33052Dr. Augsten has admitting and consulting privileges at Fishermens Hospital. In addition, he also has privileges at Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital and Mariners Hospital. Dr. Jeffrey S. Bennettwill be retiring his practice in medicineas of November 1stPatients can pick up their records at his office until November 15, 2012. Please call the office in advance to have the records ready for pick up.(305) 743-8233 Technology helps with fitness programMany of us know firsthand that losing weight and staying fit can be tough. For me, I started a journey a little over a year ago to get in better shape before my 30th birthday. While diet and exercise were the ultimate keys to my success, technology played an important role in keeping me accountable, tracking my progress and making my workouts more effective. Now that I've reached some of my fitness goals, I'd like to share the tools I used. These will be more important to me than ever as I try to maintain my weight loss and improve my strength and endurance. (Cue the "Rocky" theme song).AcountabilityDiet and exercise are the most important parts of losing weight or staying in shape. Technology helped me keep tabs on what I was eating and how many calories I was burning. I used MyFitnessPal, a free service that lets you maintain a digital diary of your food choices, cardio work and strength training. The service is very simple to use. Because you can update entries using a phone app or a website, you have almost no excuse not to enter the information no matter where you are. Apps are available for the iPhone, the iPad and Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices. When first using the program, you're prompted for such information as weight, height, age and activity level. That's used to create a plan for how many calories you should eat and what percentage should come from protein, fat or carbohydrates. You can also set your own parameters. You then enter what you're eating (and drinking) for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks, throughout the day, and the app records the calories, fat, protein, carbs and vitamins. MyFitnessPal has an extensive list of fresh and packaged foods from which to choose. Choose an apple or a can of Campbell's soup, and MyFitnessPal will add the nutritional information to your count. The database also includes popular recipes found in magazines, so you don't have to enter the ingredients individually. You can even copy an entire meal to another day if you're a creature of habit like me. Or use your phone's camera to take a picture of a barcode and have the app look up the nutritional information for you. But food is half the battle. MyFitnessPal also lets you enter your workouts and strength training. Just as you do with food, you simply select the activity, such as cleaning, walking the dog, taking a spinning class or, for me, playing ice hockey. Based on your personal health information, the service calculates the number of calories burned. While the numbers are only estimates, they provide a pretty solid guideline. Once you're done entering your information, you can look at charts, graphs and lists of your diet and exercise to get a better view of your day or week. The app will project your weight in five weeks and tell you whether you're eating too few or too many calories on any given day. You can even connect with friends and relatives who also are using the service to help keep you even more accountable and get ideas of different foods to try or activities to do.ProgressWhile recording my food and exercise choices became part of my daily routine, tracking my progress helped motivate me to stay on track to getting in better shape. For this, I enlisted the use of the Withings WiFi Body Scale ($159.99). This is no ordinary scale. It not only measures your weight, body fat, lean muscle and Body Mass Index, but it also connects to the Internet so you can keep track of your measurements through its website or an iPhone app (iPad and Android versions are coming soon). You can see how you compare to your personal goals and recommended health zones. You can have the scale automatically share your data with other online health coaching programs, or post results to a blog, Facebook or Twitter. There are no subscription fees. The scale can track up to eight different people, with separate accounts for each. Anew version of the scale will be able to connect directly to your phone via Bluetooth. For those with iPhones or iPads, there also is a companion blood pressure monitor that hooks directly to your device and lets you know how your rates compare with normal ranges.Keeping trackLogging how many calories you burned during any activity can be a constant guessing game. Many gymgoers rely on general numbers that the treadmill, bicycles or elliptical machines provide, but those aren't always accurate. There are several options to help track your daily exercise routines. After trying a few different wearable monitors, including the Nike+ FuelBand, I found the most helpful tool was a heart rate monitor. Basic monitors in the $100 price range can encourage people to get active, while options costing more than $400 are available with accessories that can measure how far you're running or how fast you're cycling. I tested a Polar RCX5 ($349.95 for a basic set, with accessories for GPS and cycling available). After entering my height, weight and age, I strapped on the elastic band around my chest and clipped in the heart rate monitor that transmits data wirelessly to a unit on my wrist. After you choose a sport for that workout, such as running, cycling or swimming, the Polar times your workout and tracks your calories burned based on your heart rate. It also estimates what percentage of the burned calories came from fat. I found that moderate activities seem to burn more fat, but fewer calories, while higher-intensity workouts burn more calories, but less fat. Some of the machines at my gym picked up the information from my monitor and displayed my heart rate. When running outside or playing ice hockey, the heart rate monitor also gave me a better idea of how many calories I was burning (more than 1,000 calories in one hockey game). When you're done with a workout, all of the exercise information you record can be transferred through your computer to Polar's personal training website, where it's analyzed and tracked to help you reach fitness goals and train more effectively. Knowing about how many calories I burned during a given activity helped make my workouts more effective and understand how I needed to fuel my body accordingly.ExtrasLet's face it: Going to the gym can get kind of boring. But listening to music, or watching movies and TV shows on your mobile devices, can help keep you motivated while working out at the gym, jogging with the dog or getting pumped up for a hockey game. And even then, it's important to have the right equipment. For me, the PowerBeats by Dre ($149.95) stood the sweat test and still provided great sound and the option to answer phone calls and control volume from the earphones. In the locker room, I paired my iPhone to the Jawbone Jambox ($199.99) to stream music via Bluetooth.Workouts,diet all get boost via electronicsMICHAEL FELBERBAUMAssociated PressTO YOUR HEALTH AP photo by MICHAEL FELBERBAUMWhile losing weight and staying fit can be tough, technology can help play an important role in keeping a person accountable,tracking his or her progress and making workouts more effective. NOVEMBERTax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR The 2012 tax roll is now open for collection. The tax bills were mailed out October 31, 2012 and are also available at WWW.MONROETAX COLLECTOR.COM. The Tax Collectors Office returned back to the county $2,897,438.42 million dollars in unused fees. Taxes paid in November will receive a 4% discount. The Tax Collectors Offices and Driver License Offices will be closed on November 12, Veterans Day. They will also be closed Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. After release, a cool reception to Windows 8Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, based on the results of a recent poll by the Associated Press and GfK. The phone survey of nearly 1,200 adults in the U.S. found 52 percent hadn't even heard of Windows 8 leading up to last Friday's release of the redesigned software. Among the people who knew something about the new operating system, 61 percent had little or no interest in buying a new laptop or desktop computer running on Windows 8, according to the poll. And only about a third of people who've heard about the new system believe it will be an improvement (35 percent). Chris Dionne of Waterbury, Conn., falls into that camp. The 43-year-old engineer had already seen Windows 8 and it didn't persuade him to abandon or upgrade his HewlettPackard laptop running on Windows 7, the previous version of the operating system released in 2009. "I am not real thrilled they are changing things around," Dionne said. "Windows 7 does everything I want it to. Where is the return on my investment to learn a new OS?" Microsoft usually releases a new version of Windows every two or three years, but it's different this time around. Windows 8 is the most radical redesign of the operating system since 1995 and some analysts consider the software to be Microsoft's most important product since co-founder Bill Gates won the contract to build an operating system for IBM Corp.'s first personal computer in 1981. Microsoft hopes the way Windows 8 looks and operates will appeal to the growing number of people embracing the convenience of smartphones and tablets. The consumer ambivalence, however, was even more pronounced when it came to Microsoft's new tablet computer, Surface, built to show off Windows 8's versatility. Sixty-nine percent of the poll's respondents expressed little or no interest in buying a Surface, which Microsoft hopes will siphon sales from Apple Inc.'s pioneering iPad and other popular tablets such as Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire and Google Inc.'s Nexus 7. The results indicate Microsoft still has work to do to create a bigger buzz about Windows 8 and help consumers understand the new operating system's benefits, even though the company provided several previews of the software at various stages in the final 13 month leading to its release.Market blitzMicrosoft is in the early stages of an estimated $1 billion marketing campaign that will include a siege of television commercials to promote Windows 8 to a wider audience. That still might not be enough to sway longtime Windows users such as Mary Sweeten. She is 75, and not eager to learn the nuances of a new operating system. She, too, is comfortable with her current desktop computer running on Windows 7. "I am not technologically savvy like all these young kids," said Sweeten, who lives in Camdenton, Mo. "I like something I am used to and can get around on without too much trouble. Sometimes when you get these new [systems], you wish you could go back to the old one." Windows 8 represents Microsoft's attempt to adapt to a technological shift that is empowering more people to use smartphones and tablets to surf the Web and handle other simple computing tasks. The revamped system can be controlled by touching a device's display screen and greets users with a mosaic of tiles featuring an array of dynamic applications instead of the old start menu and desktop tiles. In an effort to protect its still-lucrative PC franchise, Microsoft designed Windows 8 so it can still be switched into a desktop mode that relies on a keyboard and mouse for commands. Microsoft felt it had to gamble on a radical redesign to fend off the competitive threats posed by Apple, which has emerged as the world's most valuable company on the strength of its iPhone and iPad. Google Inc. is a threat, too. It has used its 4year-old Android operating system to become an influential force in the mobile computing movement. Despite the growing popularity of smartphones, Microsoft remains deeply entrenched in people's lives. The poll found 80 percent of respondents with personal computers in their homes rely on earlier versions of Windows versus only 12 percent that operating on Apple's Mac system. Windows is even more widely used in offices, but 90 percent of companies relying on the operating system are expected hold off on switching to the new operating system through 2014, according to a study by the research firm Gartner Inc.Poll:Majority doesn't want the new systemBy MICHAEL LIEDTKEAssociated PressTECHNOLOGY AP photo by ELAINE THOMPSONJohn Eversole,a marketing manager for Microsoft,uses a Samsung Series 7 Slate with the new Windows 8 operating system during an event unveiling the new Microsoft Windows operating system Thursday in Redmond,Wash.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,October 31,2012* The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN A d# 252949 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its Intent to Issue a permit to Ms. Debbie Frederick, Deputy County Administrator of Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, to construct one, (1), Class V, Group 6, Stormwater Injection Well for Duck Key Forcemain Construction Project located at South Indies Dr., Duck Key, Monroe County, FL 33050. (DEP File No: 62814025-UC/5D) The purpose of this facility is to inject non-hazardous groundwater pumpage from the Duck Key Forcemain Construction Project into Class V, Group 6, Stormwater Injection Well located in South Indies Dr., Duck Key, Monroe County, FL 33050. Injection will be into the Key Largo or Miami Limestone Formations anticipated to occur at, or immediately, below land surface within the area of proposed well construction. The Department has permitting j urisdiction under Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes, and Chapters 62-4, 62-520, 62528, 62-550, 62-600, 62-601, 62-620, 62-610, 62-522 and 62-660 of the Florida Administrative Code. The project is not exempt from permitting procedures. The Department has determined that a construction permit is required for the proposed work. The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Mediation is not available for this proceeding. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within 14 days of publication of this notice. Petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. Failure to file a petition within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-5.207, F.A.C. The Petition shall contain the following information; (a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicants name and address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Departments action or proposed action; (c) A statement of how each petitioners substantial interests are affected by the Departments action or proposed action; (d) A statement of the material facts disputed by Petitioner, if any; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Departments action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules or statutes petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Departments action or proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the Departments action or proposed action. If a petition is filed, the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate agency action. Accordingly, the Departments final action may be different from the position taken by it in this intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any decision of the Department with regard to the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. The application and draft permit are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers, Florida. Additional information concerning this project may be obtained by contacting David Rhodes, P.G. at (239) 344-5687. Published October 31, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 252968 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the November 27, 2012 at 11:00 oclock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described properties situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit #524, THE MARLIN AT MARINERS CLUB, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, and any amendments and Exhibits thereto, as recorded in Official Records Book 2117, Pages 1851-1960, inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, A/K/A 97501 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, UNIT #524, KEY LARGO, FL 33037 Pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTER ASSET BACK SECURITIES TRUST 2007-AB1, Plaintiff, vs. DEREK A. TAYLOR, AS TRUSTEE OF THE DEREK A. TAYLOR TRUST DATED FEBRUARY 29, 2000, et al., Defendants. THE MARLIN AT MARINERS CLUB CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; MARINERS CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., AND MARINERS CLUB KEY LARGO, INC., Cross-Plaintiffs, vs. DEREK A. TAYLOR and THERESE M. TAYLOR, TRUSTEES OF THE DEREK A. TAYLOR TRUST DATED FEBRUARY 29, 2000; DEREK A. TAYLOR and THERESE M. TAYLOR TRUSTEES OF THE THERESE M. TAYLOR TRUST DATED FEBRUARY 29, 2000; Cross-Defendants. And the Docket Number of which is No.: 08-CA-45-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 22 day of October 2012. Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Submitted by: Persaud & Nunez 10631 N. Kendall Drive Suite 205 Miami, FL 33176 Telephone No. (786) 270-1659 Facsimile No. (305) 847-0581 Published October 31, November 7, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 252977 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, DANNY L. KOLHAGE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2012 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Real Property: Lots 16, 17 and 18, Block 1, Boatmans Colony according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 90, public records of Monroe County, Florida. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: IBERIA BANK Plaintiff VS. OB BOATMAN 5, LLC; SEA GYPSY FLORIDA KEYS, INC.; NATIONAL ADVERTISING COMPANY Defendant A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 12-CA-000491-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 23rd day of OCTOBER, 2012. Danny L. Kolhage Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45:031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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Long term. $2100/mo FLS. 610-554-2360Duck Key Gated Estate on Point Secluded. Private. Large dock, private beach, pool, coral rock walls, 4/3, Annual, $3,400 mo. + util. N/S, 305-304-4166GRASSY KEY 3 BR, 1 BA home Large wrap around deck, huge yard, W/D. Close to Dolphin Research Center. $1500/mo. 786-417-0844 MM 98.5 on water 2/1 upstairs & 1/1 down, ea w/new bath & granite kit, tile, quiet. $1500/mo upper & $900 lower, F/L/S. 305-562-0338 MARATHON DUPLEX Beautiful 2/1, Gulfside. Use of W/D, pool, dock. Available for 1-3 mos. $1700 mo + dep. Util, incl. 423-525-2703 2BR / 2 BA & 1 BR / 1 BA MM 88.5, Plantation Villas. No smoking, no pets. 2 BR is $1100/mo. 1 BR $950. F/L/S. Call Eric 305-393-3706. Agent. A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 KEY LARGO Mobile Home for rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, partially furnished. $850/Mo. F/L/S. 1(786) 229-7037 Call anytime MARATHON 1BR 1BA mobile home with attached Fla room. On the water. F/L/S. $850/mo. 743-5623 MARATHON KEYS RV 2 Bed/1 Bath, Florida room, furnished, dock, laundry facilities, cable incl. $850/mo+ util. F/L/S. (305)587-1512. MM106 3 BR, 2-1/2 BAba on canal, across from bay, 60 dock, huge scrn in prch w/eqpt bar, pool table, fen yrd, very quiet. $1500/mo 305-972-4709 TavernierAnnualRental $900permonth.2/1Mobile withstorageshedinSunset Acres,Tavernier.Wellkept withlargekitchen,sunroom, deck,etc.Includeswasher/ dryer.CallDennisat8144676946,or813765-9012. Lookingforannual/longterm resident.Musthavedecent creditwithsecuritydeposit. $900814-467-6946 firstname.lastname@example.org CITYOFMARATHON,FLORIDA9805OverseasHighway,Marathon,Florida33050 Phone:(305)743-0033 INVITATIONTOREQUESTFORPROPOSALPublicNotice AllinterestedpartiesareherebynotifiedthattheCityofMarathonisacceptingsealedRequestfor ProposalforthePhase2:ConstructingtheExtensionoftheExistingKayakDocks,AdjacentTiki HutsandBoardwalkatOceanFrontPark. Theconstructionofthisprojectconsistsofpermitteddrawings,labor,materialsandequipment necessarytocompletetheinstallationofthePhase2extensionoftheexistingTikiHutsand BoardwalkatOceanFrontParkutilizingthesamedesignasPhase1. TheprojectsiteislocatedbehindCityHallat9805OverseasHwy,CityofMarathon,Monroe County,Florida. ProjectEstimate:(permittingthroughconstruction) $75,000. Documentsmayonlybeobtainedonlineonlyatwww .demandstar .com .RequestforProposaldocumentsobtainedfromanysourceotherthanDemandStar maynotbeaccurateorcomplete,andeachResponderandsubcontractorassumesall risksbyitsrelianceonsuchdocuments.AnyResponderandsubcontractorwhohave notobtainedRequestforProposaldocumentsfromDemandStarwillnotbenotified ofanyaddendaissuedbytheCity,whichcouldcontainmaterialchangesthereto (suchasadditionsorchangestothetechnicalspecifications,extensionsoftime,etc.)DocumentsmayalsobeexaminedatCityHall,9805OverseasHighwayMarathon,Florida.Respondersshallsubmitone(1)CompactDisc(CD)inTIFformat,one(1)originalandthree(3)copies ofawrittenRequestforProposalattachedtothisform,signedininkbyanauthorizedcompany representative,containedinasealedopaquepackage,clearlymarkedonthefrontofthepackage:RFPPhase2:ConstructingtheExtensionoftheExistingKayakDocks,AdjacentTikiHutsand BoardwalkatOceanFrontPark. AllRequestsforProposalmustbesubmittedinsealedenvelopestotheCityClerkonor beforeFridayDecember7,2012at3:00PMlocaltime.AnyRequestforProposalreceived after3:00PMonsaiddatewillnotbeacceptedandwillbereturnedunopened .Requestfor ProposalsubmittedwillbeopenedpubliclyandreadaloudatthistimeintheCityHallConference Roomlocatedat9805OverseasHighwayonthesamedate.TheCityassumesnoresponsibility forRequestforProposalnotproperlymarked. ProspectiveproposersshallnotcontactorotherwisecommunicatewithCitystafforCityofficials. AllquestionsshouldbedirectedtoDebbieLondon305email@example.com ProposalBidSecurityintheamountofonepercent(1%)oftheTotalBaseBidmustaccompany theBidinaccordancewiththeInstructionstoBidders.APre-ProposalConferencewillbeheldonNovember9,2012at10:00am.CityofMarathon9805OverseasHighwayMarathon,Florida33050,LargeConferenceRoom.Asitevisitwill immediatelyfollowthePre-ProposalConference.Respondersarestronglyencouragedtoattend assubmissionofaproposalconstitutessiteinspectionandknowledgeofworkrequirements.TheCityreservestherighttorejectanyorallRequestsforProposalandtowaiveinformalities, excepttimelysubmissionofRequestforProposal,inanyRequestforProposalreceived,tore-advertiseforRequestforProposalortotakeanyothersuchactionsthatmaybedeemedinthebestinterestsoftheCity.AsamatterofinformationtoResponders,theCitydoesnotbinditselftoacceptthe minimumspecificationsstatedherein,butreservestherighttoacceptanyRequestforProposal, whichinthejudgmentoftheCityCouncilwillbestservetheneedsandinterestsoftheCity.EventDueDate RequestforProposal(RFP)ReleaseOctober24,2012 PreSubmittalMeetingNovember9,2012 ResponseSubmissionDeadlineDecember7,20123:00P.M. FirmRecommendation/RankingSelectionDecember21,2012 CouncilAwardJanuary8,2013PublishedKeynoter10-27-12and10-31-12 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 SCHWINN FITNESS 430 Eliptical $750.00. 30% off original cost. Brand new no delivery, you must be able to move. (305) 852-0014. SOLID WOOD HIGH BOY DRESSER. Excellent condition Cherry finish. $75 OBO Call (305) 414-8108 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 GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 AceTek Electronicsand appliancesrepairservice. 925-354-7078 firstname.lastname@example.org KeyLargotoMarathon.8WeekMini-Dachshunds MaleMini-Dachshunds.Willbe 9lbs.Bothsmoothred-big ears.1withrarepiebald patternandblue/grayeyes. $600localonly305-797-1086 Ifoundacutedog Somebody throwthiscutedogawayfrom acarnearIslamorada.I stoppedandrescuedhim.He wassosad!Hisheartwas broken.Maybehehasan ownerwhodoesntknowwhat happenedtohimormaybea kind-heartedsoulwouldliketo adopthimandgivehimback thehappinesshedeserves. Interestedpersoncallmeat 3057904325.Thankyou. RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551
Wednesday,October 31,2012 7B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 2BR / 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. CanalFront 2bed/2baground level35feetofdockage.BPK keysvacationrental.com405550-5814 email@example.com MM 97 BAYFRONT 2BR/2 BA Seasonal Condo. Three or four months, $10,000. Rock Harbor Club. Sandy beacH, spectacular 180 degree Bayview. Free cable, wifi, heated pool, tennis, gated, park at door. 2 screened patios, ceramic tile, recent rehab, 50" TV. Flexible move in date. Call owner. (561) 441-2800 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Marathon Oceanfront RV Lot, extremely nice, 50 amp, end of park w/dock. Quiet & private. $800/mo+wtr & elect. 6-12 mo stay. Avl now! 720-277-1601 RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM 81.5. Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call 305-393-3377 ISLAMORADA MM 82 Unfun. 1/1, spacious apt. Cable TV incl. W/D on prem. No pets, no smoking. $875/mo. + util. Yrly. lease. F/L/S Rental app. required. (305) 393-2995. LAYTON/LONG KEY MM68 Canal Front studio apt. Unfurnished, W/D. Includes utilities. $850/mo F/L. Call 305-664-9950 MARATHON WATERFRONT 1460 Oceanview Ave, 450 sq ft studio. A/C, tiled, full kitchen. Dock. Yearly lease. $800/mo. F/L/S. 561-212-6563 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 MM 63 Conch Key Small 1BR apt on bay. Furnished. All inclusive. $750/mo. F/L/$300 security. Caretaker/handyman preferred. 305-467-9023 A-1 Location. U.S. 1 exposure. Center of Marathon. Lrg parking area. Office space varies 525 s.f. up to 1725 s.f. Discounted rates. 743-6084 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 MARATHON Prime Location Retail/office/comm space for rent. Old town Marathon on US 1, high visibility location (former Daffy Doug Discount Store) 650 sf., 850 ft and 4700 sf spaces available at $14-16 per sf annually, immediate occupancy. 954-557-3603 MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 OCEANSIDE102BLDGPROFESSIONALOFFICE SPACE forRENT.Only1Suite Left-500SqFt.Idealforsmall CPA,AttorneyorInsurance Firm.JoinanEngineer, Architect,andInt.Design/ WindowCoveringCo.Private BathandMostUtilitiesare included.GreatVisibilityand Signage.Call305-522-6271. OfficeSpaceforRent Office spaceforrent.Approximately 1000squarefeet.Excellent parkingandsignage.Frontage ontoUS1.ContactJulieat email@example.com.$1,100 305-852-9233 firstname.lastname@example.org Gulfside Village-Marathon 1-3 stores for rent or purchase. Presently set up as restaurant. EXCELLENT TERMS!! Brian Schmitt, CB RE, 305-289-6482 Florida Keys Restaurant Management is accepting applications for a Staff Accountant. Applicants should have experience with accounts payable, journal entries, bank reconciliations, inventory, inter company transactions, sales tax, payroll, and month end procedures. Email resumes to: Careers@fkrm.com Watersports Attendant F/T for busy co. in Islamorada Must be hardworking & dependable. Weekends & valid DL a must! 305-896-2915 CLEANING PERSON, P/T Fri. & Sat. AM, BPK & Summerland. Must live in Lower Keys, be drug free & dependable! 743-0697 LM NOW HIRING FRONT DESK CLERK for busy resort in Islamorada. P/T to start, will train. Must be flexible & fast learner. Call (305) 393-7494. RESORT HELP Immediate openings! FRONT DESK/ RECEPTIONIST. Marathon, 797-1707 EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN NEEDED. Valid Drivers License required. Call 305-481-0058 PLUMBER MARATHON Experienced only. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 BARBER NEEDED for Village Barber Shop. Call 743-3484 or apply in person to 5800 O/S Hwy, suite 16, Gulfside Village. Make BIG $$$$Bartender, Dancers Servers & SecurityHousing availableMonday SaturdayCall Mr Ford664-4335 WOODYS MM82 POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/Care Center Inc. ChildCareSpecialist providescildcareatGCCor SamuelsHousewhileparentreceivestherapy.High SchoolDiplomaorGEDand experienceworkingwith infants/toddlersrequired. Part-time. CaseManagers Referring,linkingand trackingresourcestoadult andchildrenintheFlorida Keys.Positionsavailablein KeyLargo,Marathon andKeyWest.Bachelors required.Full-time. Driver-Marathon Part-time/perdiem,3years cleandrivingrecord.Valid CDLlicensewithpassenger endorsement. PerDiemBehavioral HealthTechP/Tinthe CrisisStabilizationUnit MarathonAllapplicantsmustsubmit: 1)Resume;2)threereferences;3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrug screeningpriortoanyoffer ofemployment. Sendresumeto hr -email@example.com orvia facsimileto(305)571-9324. EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotapply www.keysnet.com RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551
KeysNet.com Keynoter 8B Wednesday,October 31,2012 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Islamorada, FL is looking for a part-time Organist with passion for liturgical and worship music. Liturgical experience required, recruiting and leading a choir a PLUS. Sunday worship and other church events such as weddings, funerals and special occasions. Musical experience must include: organ and piano within a liturgical faith community. Fax 305-852-1863 or email RESUME to: firstname.lastname@example.org rg. Mail address St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, Attn: Organist Job Application, PO Box 509 Islamorada, FL, 33036. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Cooks Waitstaff Prep Persons -Drivers Apply at Brutus Seafood, 6950 O/S Hwy Marathon or call 743-9181DAIRY QUEEN, TAVERNIER is now accepting applications for all positions! Must be able to work nights & weekends. Apply in person or at: fkrm/careers.comEXPERIENCED 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. SENOR FRIJOLES IS HIRING a F/T Restaurant Manager. Must be available nts., weekends & holidays. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, etc. Apply in person at 103900 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo or online at www.fkrm.com/careers SUNDOWNERS, SENOR FRIJOLES & CACTUS JACKS are now accepting applications for servers and hostesses. F/T & P/T available for season. Apply at: www.fkrm.com/careers or in person at 103900 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo. Experiencedcanvas seamstress Experienced CustomCanvasseamstress neededforaHighquality canvasshop.E-mailresumeto email@example.com 305-849-1570 EXPERIENCED LOCAL SERVICE PLUMBER needed. Must have clean appearance, valid drivers lic. & references. Call (305) 453-5435. 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 1987 TRAWLER 45 MM 92 Wonderful live aboard, bought house, must sell. Call (305) 731-9612 27 Hells Bay 2004 Twin 225 Yamahas. Newly serviced, bottom painted. Ready to go! $55K. 305-743-5623 Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE OR LEASE in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incl. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 DEEP WATER DOCK Prime Key Largo location. Boats up to 50. Reasonable. 305-522-1905 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available 305-905-6867 LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 Marathon Liveaboard boat slipfor rent. 16x60. Cable incl, bathhouse, laundry, pump out at each slip. Gated marina. $600/mo. 305-743-2459 1 Dave buys permits So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869 1 S. Atlantic Snapper, Grouper permit for lease. Gulf of Mexico Reef permit for sale. Dave, 904-262-2869 or 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $23K obo. 305-522-2702, Islamorada 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 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 2000FordF150Lariat 132k miles,cleantruck,colda/c, runsgreat,everythingworks. Testdriveisavailablebyappt. Seriousinqonlyplease. $6,000obo904-397-0410 firstname.lastname@example.org AUTOS WANTED! ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. car-Van-Truck. Running or not. Cash paid. 305-332-0483 26 TRAVEL TRAILER All appliances & A/C good. New tires. Big Coppitt. $1,500. 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. JoinTeamHammocksandworkinafunandexcitingenvironment. Weoffergrowthopportunities,acompetitivesalaryandanexcellentbenefitpackage.1688OverseasHwy.,MarathonMM48.2Bayside # $%#&'&& &(" ( #" )#! *(+ #,(-. Currentlyinterviewingcandidatesfor thefollowingfulltimepositions: Dontmisstheopportunitytojoinastableemployer andcommunityleaderofferingaprofessional workenvironmentandgreatbenefits. ApplyinpersonMonday-Thursday 9:00A.M.-4:00P.M. LocatedinKeyLargoonN.CountyRd905 Forafulllistofopenings&toapplyonlinevisit:www.oceanreef.com/employment E.O.E./D.F.W.P. ASSISTANTDIRECTOROFENGINEERING HOUSEKEEPINGMANAGER HRTRAININGMANAGER MAINTENANCEMECHANIC AUTOMOTIVEMECHANIC ACCOUNTINGCLERK REVENUEMANAGER RESERVATIONSMANAGER Nophonecallsplease.Applyinpersonat: MM92.5-500BurtonDr.,Suite5216-Tavernier,FL33070 WeareanEqualOpportunityEmployerF/TMaintenance/Painter F/TInventory/CarpetCleanerP/T&F/THousekeepingSupervisor/InspectorMustbeabletoworkweekends&holidays Previousexperiencepreferred TOMTHUMBHasimmediateopeningfor MANAGERinMarathon. Excellentbenefits.Willtrain.CallCleveland786-295-5307 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. 3015 Overseas Hwy.Newspaper carrier wanted Love Retail?Want to work in a fun environment?Want to have benefits including health, vacation and profit sharing?Please fax your resume to 453-9604 or call 453-9144Seeking PT/FT Day/Night/WeekendSandal Factory/T-Shirt CityMM 102, MM 82, MM 50 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. 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