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WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,APRIL 24,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.33 25 CENTS Wrong side of the lawA former Key West police officer is jailed on charges he stiffed the state out of sales taxes from his business.Story, 6A Trophy fishAn angler visiting from South Dakota sets a Florida record with his yellowjack catch off the Keys.Captains column, 1B NESTING CROC IS SENT PACKINGPhoto courtesy FWCBlue No.9 doesnt realize it,but shes about to be relocated from the Lower Matecumbe Key home where she decided to nest to lay 27 eggs.State wildlife officers removed her Tuesday morning but say shell likely return.For more Blue No.9 nesting photos,go to www.KeysNet.com/photos .Fire department all but dissolvedBy the end of next month, the nonprofit corporation that provided Key Largo fire protection the past five decades will likely no longer exist.The taxing district board that oversees the budgets for Key Largos volunteer Fire-Rescue Department and Ambulance Corps voted Monday night to give control of both departments to Ambulance Corps Chief Don Bock.The vote was highly contentious, so much so that Key Largo Fire-Rescue and Emergency Medical Services District Board Chairwoman Jennifer Miller refused to sign the Ambulance Corps contract addendum stating the leadership transfer.The district and the FireRescue Department were in the middle of a 60-day mediation process aimed at reconciling differences between three of the five commissioners and Chief Sergio Garcia. But an impasse was reached at Mondays closed-door mediation hearing, and Commissioners Bob Thomas, George Mirabella and Marilyn Beyer decided during the public meeting later that day to allow the Ambulance Corps to take control of the districts fire operations beginning May 27.That essentially spelled the end of the existing FireRescue Department. Commissioner Tony Allen voted against canceling the departments contract. At Mondays meeting, he wanted to make the mediation proceedings public, as did Miller. They were outvoted by Beyer, Mirabella and Thomas. The move raises many questions that so far have gone unanswered.The Fire-Rescue Department corporation owns several pieces of property used by the district including the land one of the two fire stations sits on. The corporation also owns equipment and vehicles, including the chiefs vehicle, the departments dive/rescue boat and two turbo drafts that suck water from the ocean to put out fires.Thomas, who spearheaded the move to cancel the Fire-Rescue Departments contract, said hes not sure what will happen to the land, equipment and vehicles. He did say the district will stopAmbulance Corps is taking over, hopes to retain the firefightersBy DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comKEY LARGO PSC: May 14 hearing set on electricityThe Florida Public Service Commission is inching closer to a decision that could bring the decades-long battle over allowing commercial electricity on No Name Key closer than ever to conclusion.PSC spokeswoman Cindy Muir told the Keynoter on Tuesday that a hearing to consider a March 2012 complaint filed by No Name residents Bob and Julianne Reynolds is tentatively scheduled for May 14.The complaint, filed against utility Keys Energy Services, argues the PSC, not Monroe County, has jurisdiction over electrifying the island.Thats subject to change. The staff recommendations come out on May 2 and thats when the agenda is set, she said. At this point, it is scheduled to be on the agenda.Muir said if the complaint is heard May 14, the commissioners would make a decision on jurisdiction only. If the board rules jurisdiction belongs with it, Muir said the matter then goes to eviden-Also,Putney ruled not to have standingBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comNO NAME KEYDIFFERENT OUTCOMES Photo by DAVID GOODHUEThis group of Cubans made it to the U.S.from across the Florida Straits last Thursday,landing around mile marker 96 oceanside,and will get to stay under the wet-foot,dry-foot law.However,32 others were repatriated the same day because they were interdicted at sea off the Keys.Those 32 comprised three groups interdicted since April 12,the U.S. Coast Guard says.LeBaron murder trial commencesOpening arguments in the first-degree murder trial of Jonathan Leo LeBaron began Tuesday at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West. LeBaron, 36, is accused of beating 57-year-old Richard Gardner of Cape Coral to death aboard Gardners boat at a Stock Island marina on Feb. 10, 2009. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty a rarity in the Keys. Jurors chosen for the case the initial pool was 176, whittled down to 12 plus an alternate got more than a decent idea Monday about the kind of gory details theyre likely to hear. Chief Assistant State Attorney Manny Madruga asked jurors whether they or any family or friends had ever been attacked with a knife or a hammer. He also asked whether they had experienced an assault during which the victim had teeth knocked out. The chief witness against LeBaron is his then-girlfriend, Kristen Whitmore. She pleaded guilty to seconddegree murder and is serving 18 years in prison.Police say Gardner had allowed her to stay on his boat, and she led LeBaron to the vessel intending to rob Gardner. Instead, LeBaron allegedly beat Gardner to death including knocking out teeth and stole his car. He and Whitmore were arrested in Midvale, Utah, 12 days after the killing based on an anonymous tip to police.Madruga also asked jurors whether they ever had family or friends convicted of armed robbery or homicide, and whether theyd be comfort-Attorneys open with arguments in capital caseBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS Union loses furlough vote, againThe Monroe County School Board voted 5-0 Monday night to keep seven unpaid staff furlough days in the current years schools budget. Efforts to reverse the boards earlier decision brought a large turnout of teachers to a special meeting held at Marathon High School. The furlough days issued by this district have been a point of contention since the very beginning, said Holly HummellGorman, president of the United Teachers of Monroe. She challenged the districts claims of financial urgency and said an honest accounting was never presented to us.She also pointed to Manatee County, which she said has the lowest fund balance of any school district in Florida, and noted the school board there made do with only two unpaid furlough days.What we are rejecting tonight is the notion that the MCSD needed seven furlough days in order to balance their budget for 201213 school year, HummellGorman said. Teacher Debbie Masters addressed the board, noting that seven furlough days have cost her $2,300 in lost wages each of the past two years, and that didnt include a 3 percent contribution that teachers now pay toward their health benefits. The trend is eroding salaries at a time when the cost of living is not going down. Superintendent Mark Porter, citing a special magistrates report, recommended the board keep the furlough days intact for the 2012-13 school year, which ends June 30. Board member Rob Smith-Martin made the motion to approve that recommendation, seconded by colleague John Dick.Board member Ed Davidson told the crowd of nearly 100 packed into the Marathon media center furlough days are a pay cut and should have been called that.But he pointed to the recently released critical state audit of district finances, including a $3 million shortfall to fully fund the districts health care and workers compensation funds. If we take those monies, we have less than $1 million left and those are fig-President says honestnumbers are withheldMONROE COUNTY SCHOOLSKeynoter StaffSee Fire,2ASee No Name,2ASee Schools,2ASee LeBaron,3A
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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 email@example.com Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSWomens health in focus FridayLower Keys Medical Center conducts free medical screenings for women on Friday at the Marriott Beachside Key West. Running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hotels Flagler Ballroom Salon C (the hotel is at U.S. 1 and North Roosevelt Boulevard), the event includes screenings for glucose, hemoglobin, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass. The first 150 women to show up can take advantage of it. Additionally, expectant moms can get information on pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding. 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 Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJ KUGEL Esther M. (Smith) age 95, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 16, 2013 in her sunny room at Renaissance Gardens in Hingham, MA. She was a Pioneer resident of Linden Ponds where she had lived since 2005. Mrs. Kugel was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Paul, and three sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Genevieve Walker and Roberta Richardson. She is survived by three daughters, Polly (& Don) LaBombard of Glastonbury, CT; Patty (& Joe) Ivey of Marathon, FL; and Peg (& Cleo) ODonnell of Walpole, MA; four grandchildren, Caitlin ODonnell of Manhattan, NY; Kristin Sullivan of Colchester, CT; Jeffrey LaBombard of Warren, VT and Ryan LaBombard of Plantsville, CT as well as five Great-grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah and Anna Sullivan and Posy and Owen LaBombard. Mrs. Kugel was born in Quincy, MA, the daughter of George and Ida (Williams) Smith. She grew up in Wollaston, attending Woodward School for Girls and Quincy High School. She delighted her daughters with stories of sampling new ice cream flavors as a young girl, when neighbor Howard Johnson was developing his business. Serving as a nurses aide during World War II developed into a lifelong passion of supporting veterans causes. Fluent in Spanish, she was employed as an overseas operator at Stone & Webster in Boston until meeting her future husband and raising their family in Westwood, MA. Mrs. Kugel was a devoted mother, Girl Scout leader and art patron; she continued taking classes at Wellesley College well into her senior years, embarking on travel adventures, enjoying classical music and bird watching. For nearly 20 years, she and her husband spent the winter months in the Florida Keys. A private memorial service has been planned for the summer on Cape Cod. Donations in Mrs. Kugels memory may be made to the National Audubon Society (www.massaudubon.org) or the Massachusetts Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (www.mspca.org). This is the day the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." paying insurance on Garcias department-issued vehicle. The rest is something the districts lawyer, Dirk Smits, is looking into. Thomas said any one of the roughly 35 volunteer firefighters and seven paid members on the department will likely keep their jobs if they want them. He maintains his disagreements are with the departments leadership, especially Garcia, who he, Beyer and Mirabella say never listened to the commissioners and ignored recommendations made in two independent audits. Nevertheless, the district is placing ads in the paper seeking new members. You have an ad in the paper looking for volunteers, but youre promising them they have a job, she said. Garcia is out of the country on a U.S. governmentbacked consulting trip to Mexico and could not be reached for comment. The process so far looks like Bock and the Ambulance Corps will lead the fire department for about two years, and then a new nonprofit corporation will be formed, Thomas said. The new chief will be chosen by the new corporations board of directors. The chief is now chosen by the firefighters, who voted for Garcia for the past 15 years. At all of the public meetings since March 25, no one from the public sided with the three commissioners, and several people, including Islamorada Fire Chief William Wagner, urged them to reconsider their decision.So what now?From Fire,1A tiary hearing where a final decision which many expect to be in favor of electricity would be made. No Names 43 homes are now powered by solar and generators.Keys Energy has little role in the PSC proceedings. Its already installed 62 poles and live power lines on the island at the No Name Key Property Owners Associations request and expense.Were just waiting for the legal process to work itself out, Keys Energy spokesman Julio Barroso said. Meanwhile, on Friday, PSC Prehearing Officer Eduardo Balbis issued an order denying longtime electricity opponent Alicia Putney, and granting the association, the right to intervene in the Reynoldscomplaint.Balbis ruled that Putney will suffer no actual injury should homeowners be allowed to connect to the grid. She will not be required to take electric service from Keys Energy, he wrote. She will be able to continue relying solely on alternative sources of energy on her property, and thus her position will remain the same whether or not others receive service from Keys Energy. Balbis ruled just the opposite regarding the association. He wrote that its members have expended considerable resources for many years and that they clearly will be substantially affected by the commissions decision on the remaining issues in the case.Putney attorney Robert Hartsell told the Keynoter he plans to seek a stay of the proceedings while he attempts to appeal Balbisruling.We can ask for a full review by the board instead of a hearing officer [or] directly appeal to either the Third District Court of Appeal or the Florida Supreme Court. We havent decided which way were going to go yet, he said. The fight over commercial power has split many of No Names residents, pitting neighbor against neighbor. There is little love lost between both sides.The Monroe County Commission has softened its stance in recent months when it comes to fighting commercial electricity on No Name.For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .Hearing setFrom No Name,1A ures cited by the state audit. Mondays hearing was the last step in an appeal process that began when the union filed a complaint with the state Public Employee Relations Commission, which decides labor disputes between governments and public-employee unions. Ahearing officer appointed by the state sided with the School District, as did the commission. UTM appealed to the First District Court of Appeal, where it also lost. The last step was Mondays hearing before the School Board, which could have reversed its earlier actions imposing the unpaid furlough days.Addressing the board, Hummell-Gorman challenged the financial urgency that led to the furlough days.We were told this was done out of financial urgency. However, to date, our district has never filed anything with the state declaring this financial urgency other than the district ... projecting they would fall below the required 3 percent [fund balance]. It never happened.We took what we believed to be a one-year bullet and the district did not fiscally implode. Then we had it served up again in 2012-13. That is why we are here today.Union lossFrom Schools,1AAlleged stabber makes $50K bondAn Englewood, Fla., man was released from jail on $50,000 bond Monday following his arrest for stabbing a Key West man the day before.Joseph McNeal was arrested just after midnight Sunday for the apparently random stabbing outside of Wendys Restaurant on Duval Street in Key West. According to a Key West Police Department report, the 43-year-old approached Key Wester Ryan Jacocks and stabbed him just under the right lung with a large switchblade-style knife. Jacocks, 31, was flown via air ambulance to the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said Jacocks lives on Flagler Avenue in Key West. His condition wasnt known Tuesday.Jacocks told police that McNeal came toward him and his girlfriend in an agitated state as the couple walked in the 500 block of Duval, according to the report. He said he told his girlfriend to stand behind him as McNeal began trying to stab him with the knife. Jacocks said he began using evasive movements to avoid being stabbed, the report says. Jacocks was eventually stabbed in the abdomen and McNeal ran toward Eaton Street. Police found Jacocks leaning on a window outside Wendys; he was apparently holding his right abdomen and had blood on his hands.Witnesses provided a vehicle description and partial tag on McNeals car and he was pulled over a short time later with the knife apparently inside his center console.McNeal is charged with aggravated assault.Key Wester severely hurt in attackCRIME FRONTCounty tries to force bridge reportBefore suing to release a report on the physical state of the old Seven Mile Bridge, Monroe County will ask nicely. Under a 2008 state law, the Florida Department of Transportation can withhold engineering reports on public buildings and facilities. That includes the old Seven Mile Bridge which has not been used for regular vehicle traffic for three decades. Its a security issue, not wanting to have items that could be vulnerable to terrorist threats or attacks, County Attorney Bob Shillinger told county commissioners meeting April 17 in Key West.Commissioners have seen the DOTs bridge reports but are prohibited from discussing details openly, or letting the public see it.At least two commissioners have raised concerns about committing millions of dollars to repair the bridge deck without more information on the structural condition of pilings built as part of Henry Flaglers Overseas Railroad.DOTshould be asked to edit the report so it can be made available to local taxpayers who are being asked to fund maintenance of the historic but deteriorating span, Commissioner Danny Kolhage said.Kolhage said the alternative is filing a lawsuit that asks a judge to rule on whether the county has good cause to share bridge information with taxpayers.In my opinion, the fact that the county is considering a major public investment would be good cause, said Kolhage, retired after a long career as Monroe County clerk. DOThas proposed splitting the estimated $18 million cost of repairing the bridges upper deck so it can be used for fishing, hiking and sunset viewing. Shillinger recommended the county take the middle step to seek an edited report that provides the relevant information but recognizes the law-enforcement concerns that went into the statute.... Then see if what we get is sufficient to satisfy the public.Under Floridas Sunshine Law, most government reports are public record. Were still going to have to deal with this public records issue, Commissioner Heather Carruthers said.Commissioners also directed staff to have an independent bridge engineer review the state report and provide a second opinion on the old spans longterm viability.County Public Works Director Kevin Wilson summarized the task as answering the question of what it would cost to maintain this thing over the long haul.Im not casting aspersions on DOTor accusing them of not telling us the whole story, Kolhage said. But it is in their best interest to divest themselves of as many of these remnant bridges as they can. So Id like to have a second opinion. Commissioner David Rice agreed, I have been sold a pig in a poke previously, and Id rather not be sold another one. In another Seven Mile Bridge issue, commissioners agreed to match a DOT contribution of $125,000 to keep the Pigeon Key Ferry Service operating through June 2014. DOTofficials have said they will not fund the ferry beyond that point, staff said.DOT citing security for no releaseMIDDLE KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgTrial set for road-rage deputiesMore than a dozen witnesses are listed for a scheduled May 14 trial on reckless-driving charges lodged against two Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputies.Darnell Durham, 36, and Kyle Page, 43, both were cited by Florida Highway Patrol troopers following a Feb. 18 incident on the 18Mile Stretch of U.S. 1, between Key Largo and Florida City. The deputies, off-duty at the time, were southbound on their private sport motorcycles when they took part in what FHP investigators describe as a road-rage incident. They are accused of speeding down the paved shoulder of U.S. 1, a nopassing zone, at speeds estimated at 70 to 80 mph, and became involved in a chase with a white pickup truck that Durham accused of cutting him off. The truck driver refused to stop, saying the motorcyclists appeared angry and could not be identified as law officers. Durham additionally is charged with misdemeanor vandalism, accused of kicking the trucks door when the driver would not stop. During the 6 p.m. incident, several other drivers called to report the motorcyclists speeding and passing on the shoulder, FHP accounts say.Page and Durham, both Homestead residents, entered not-guilty pleas. The deputies remain on active duty.For more on this story, go to www.KeysNet.com .Durham,Page still on job in MonroeIN THE COURTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.com 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 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Filet Mignon butter tender andcooked to perfection Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm Subscriptions 743-5551 Keynoter Staff
Wednesday,April 24,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com Their joyful sibling spirit, remarkable harmonies and captivating music and lyrics will carry you away. Together their individual styles and expert musicianship produce a unique blend of acoustic power folks creating award winning songs from the soul. Their harmonys is home grown, expertly fashioned and decades in the making! They will rock the house! 2012-2013 PERFORMING SEASONCo-sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, Village of Islamorada, with support from Islamorada Community Entertainm ent Bring a blanket or lawn chair New Band Members Welcome Free Admission April 27Murray E. NelsonGovernment & Cultural Center ParkMile Marker 102 Key LargoKEY LARGO CONCERT! Obama, Bush threatenerjailedAMarathon man who did a year and a half in prison after threatening the lives of President Obama and former President George W. Bush was jailed again Sunday for allegedly possessing a gun when hes not allowed to have one. Raymond Geisel, 27, is charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Hes in the county jail with no bond allowed.Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, said her agency received more than one tip that Geisel had a gun aboard the sailboat he lives on in Boot Key Harbor.With a search warrant signed by Judge Peary Fowler in hand, Sheriffs Office deputies, along with officers from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, boarded the boat Sunday and found Geisel there. He was immediately handcuffed and put on a Coast Guard boat.While being taken to that boat, he spontaneously stated that the only thing we would find would be a black powder handgun in the captains log table, Deputy Wilfredo Guerra wrote in his arrest report. Indeed, the officers found a .22-caliber North American Arms handgun. Geisel maintained he is allowed to have it, but apparently he isnt. He was arrested.On Aug. 7, 2008, when Obama was still a candidate and Bush was still in office, Geisel was arrested at a Miami hotel and later indicted on charges of threatening to assassinate both politicians. Geisel had been in Miami attending a training course to become a bail bondsman.According to the Secret Service, a fellow student overheard Geisel using a racist term to refer to Obama and threatening to assassinate him myself. Another person in the class quoted Geisel as saying he wanted to put a bullet in [Bushs] head.Authorities say that after Geisel was arrested, they found in his 1998 Ford Explorer a loaded 9 mm handgun, knives, dozens of rounds of ammunition including armor-piercing types, body armor, military style fatigues and a machete. He pleaded guilty to two counts of illegally possessing ammunition and firearms because he had previously been committed to a mental institution, and was released from federal custody in December 2009 after serving 16 months. Charges of threatening Bush and Obama were dropped for lack of evidence.Geisel served 16 months for earlier crimeCRIME FRONT GEISELKeynoter StaffCroc, eggs removed from homeAn 8-foot crocodile whos known to state wildlife officers got an unwelcome ride away from Islamorada Tuesday morning but officers say shes likely to return at some point.Thats because the croc, previously tagged and identified as Blue No. 9, had laid 27 eggs at a home on Tollgate Shores Drive around mile marker 73. Crocodiles have an innate ability to return to where theyve made a home especially after laying eggs.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crocodile response coordinator Lindsey Hord said Blue No. 9, weighing about 142 pounds, has been seen numerous times around Lower Matecumbe Key. Its the same one thats roamed around from Robbies Marina to the Boy Scout base, he said, referring to the Boy Scouts Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.Shes been there a couple of months now and weve had a lot of sightings, Hord said.Elaine Vlaun said her husband, Peter, spotted the crocodile at 7 a.m. Tuesday when he took the family dog, Frazier, for a walk. FWC crocodile response agent William Billings told us crocodiles go into a trance when they lay their eggs, so she didnt pay any attention to the dog, Vlaun said. I definitely will turn the light on when I get the paper at 5 in the morning. Hord said the Vlauns were uncomfortable with the crocodile on their property, so officers removed it and the eggs. He said shed be relocated to a suitable habitat.It really depends on the people that own the property, how tolerant they want to be. We will take action if they want us to, Hord said. Its quite likely shell come back to where the nest was. Thats natural for female crocodiles.The Vlaunsyard is reportedly sand and pebbles, but Hord said the animals dont have a preference when it comes to nesting sites.Theyll nest on whatever is available, but this one has definitely looked around a lot, he said.The FWC generally advises leaving crocodiles alone, but does attempt to remove them upon request. Sightings like Tuesday should become more common as the animalsstatewide population rebounds.There were approximately 200 to 300 crocodiles in Florida 30 years ago, and Hord said that number is up to around 2,000. American crocodiles generally arent aggressive like alligators. Last Wednesday, Hord searched a vacant lot on Tingler Lane in Marathon where a 6to 7-foot American crocodile was suspected to have laid eggs. The croc has taken up residence in a canal there. The egg search came up empty, but Hord said the owners of the mulch-filled lot where that female was digging dont mind her living there. Theyve even posted no trespassing signs on the property. Blue No. 9 has a long history in the Keys, and appears to be a bit of a risk-taker. Hord said shes been seen crossing U.S. 1 on Lower Matecumbe and was actually run over by a car on U.S. 1 in 2007. We took her to [Zoo Miami] and they rehabbed her. We released her in 2008, and she was captured last summer. She got trapped in a fenced yard and couldnt get away, Hord said. Vlaun said shes notified neighbors with pets and children about the crocodile. She says shes seen them before, but never on dry land. Reporter Editor David Goodhue contributed to this report.Blue No.9 no stranger in IslamoradaBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comLOWER MATECUMBE KEYCounty nixes Hickory House offerWhile bemoaning the sixyear public ownership of the Hickory House property on Stock Island, Monroe County commissioners said some good has come of the lamentable purchase. Weve put a stop to more foolish projects, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy offered, simply by saying, here we go with another Hickory House.Commissioners, meeting April 17 in Key West, decided to hold onto the one-acre site, which formerly housed a restaurant, for a while longer in hopes of a real-estate rebound.In doing so, the board rejected the latest bid to occupy the waterfront site, a lease-to-buy proposal from Key West businessman Richard Buckheim. Commissioners said the proposal offered too little rent and committed the county to an unacceptable buyout plan. In October, commissioners approved negotiating with Buckheim, who wanted to turn the property adjacent to the Oceanside Marina into a commercial-fishing dock for boats that did not use traps or nets. Buckheim last week raised his offer to $3,000 monthly rent for three years, with an option at the end to buy the property at an appraisal price then. His representatives offered to pay no less than $1 million then. I cant accept these terms, Commissioner Heather Carruthers said, citing concern about being forced to accept whatever appraisal comes out. Buying for a high price and selling dirt cheap is not my idea of taking care of taxpayer money, Murphy said. The county made a bad deal on this but lets try to make best deal we can, Commissioner Danny Kolhage said. Im hesitant to take a huge loss on this. Board members said hints of rising prices for Keys property could mean a much better sale in the near future. I know for sure there is more excitement for that property than there was a half year ago, Key West realestate agent Theo Glorie said in public comment. On a 3-2 vote in late 2006, commissioners voted to buy the Hickory House, a historic property with open-water access to the Atlantic Ocean, for $3.1 million. The purchase was intended to preserve waterfront access at a time when developers and speculators were clamoring for waterfront lots.Problems stalled converting the site to a park so the county launched repeated efforts, all fruitless, to find a buyer willing to pay a fair price.To do nothing on this property would really be a shame. The fence has been down for months, Buckheim representative Todd German said. Whats happening on the property is terrible and its not going to get any better.Were not losing anything, Murphy said. It will sit there until we can figure out the best thing to do with it.Commissioner David Rice said the county should put the property up for sale immediately with a minimum price of $1 million. Im really tired of owning it, and really tired of hearing about it, Rice said. If we sell, Id be happy about that. His motion found no supporters.Commissioners are hoping for market reboundSTOCK ISLANDBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org with graphic evidence during the trial. Anyone who feels theyd be overly affected by it? he said. Several jurors admitted they were. But the selection process in such a violent case had its share of lighthearted moments. When Madruga asked about who experienced corporal punishment growing up, several hands went up. With the juror pool down to 40 before final whittling, presiding Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones explained that Madruga was referring to spanking. The jury pool let out a collective laugh. Such questioning could indicate the defense intends to paint Gardners childhood as abusive. Madruga later asked jurors if they watch CSI or similar television shows, and if they understand real trials work differently than they do on TV. One juror admitted she watches CSI: Miami for David Caruso, which drew another laugh.Trial under wayFrom LeBaron,1A
NEWS BRIEFSA dream proposalOver the past few months, I started to formulate a plan for the perfect way to pop the question to my girlfriend of three years, Amy Gregor. After looking into a number of possibilities that came up short, I decided to go for it during our favorite running event, the annual Seven Mile Bridge Run. It could not have gone more perfectly and I couldnt have done it without the help of a long list of people. Id like to thank Bobbie Bayles and all of the organizers and volunteers for the Seven Mile Bridge Run for putting on such a fantastic race. I can only imagine the amount of effort it takes to coordinate and plan the run every year and it couldnt be done any better. Thanks also to Trish Worthington and her team at IberiaBank for offering to take pictures as well as transport my mother (Marian Shinn) to the top of the bridge so she could photograph the event. My brother and his wife (Jason and Allison Shinn), as well as Amys sister (Toni Lee Sturtevant), were also right with us during the run to capture a video and share the moment. We love them all.Thanks to Andy Newman and NewmanPR for helping us spread the word and to the Keynoter for printing our story; it is quite a memento that we will enjoy looking back on for the rest of our lives. And thank you to all of the runners that cheered and congratulated us throughout the morning. I have never experienced anything quite like this and Amy and I are still floating on a cloud. We plan to get married in the keys later this year and we couldnt be happier.Jeremy Shinn Gainesville Opinion & EditorialWednesday,April 24,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A EDITORIALDont reject Medicaid fundingLETTERS TO THE EDITORDistribute sewer fundsMarathon City Council members made the decision to burden Marathon property owners with the obligation to pay for the mandated wastewater and stormwater upgrades at a time when contractual labor and materials were at their peak costs, with little federal or state funding assistance available. Islamorada thumbed its nose at the mandate and now federal and state funding is being allocated to assist their property owners at reduced costs in the installation of the systems when the contractual labor and material costs have declined. Some funding is also being allocated to Marathon. Will the elected Marathon council members apportion and distribute some of those funds back to the Marathon property owners who shouldered the build-out of the system and the operations and maintenance of the system? Or will the council members come up with some scheme to spend the funding given to Marathon for wastewater upgrades on some other nonessential project that could wait until if and when the economy improves for many property owners? Many are still suffering from the economic downturn, income and benefits reductions, and insurance and tax increases. Elected officials should show some financial prudence and be compelled to distribute these newly received funds to the property owners rather than for them to contrive some scheme to spend the funds on a luxury project or government monument until the economy improves to the point where such projects can be more reasonably afforded. Bob Jackson Grassy KeyBring back shelter headAs the owners of a wonderful pet from Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys and people who have known former Director Katie Bentley for more than 10 years, we are in shock [she was forced to resign].We know what she went through to save and create SHARK and we know of no one more dedicated to the animals and their needs. We have visited the shelter on numerous occasions and have seen firsthand the cleanliness of the facility and the true dedication and love that Katie has for the animals in her care.When we adopted our dog Lupe in 2010, it was during the transition period of SHARKs creation and Katie went above and beyond to get Lupe to her new forever home. When the time came for Lupe to come to her new home, it was Katie who got her the needed vaccinations at the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, even though SHARK was not yet set up with them, and with her own funds, took her to the Fort Lauderdale airport so she could join us and our family.Katie has dedicated her life to the care and love of the animals and to now hear what has happened is heartbreaking. What can be done to correct this travesty? This is wrong. The animals need her.Mitch and Tracey Rouw Downington, Pa.Wheres the oversight?The Marathon City Council says to let city staff make the decisions for the city. Then why is there a need for a manager and council members then? Duh, because its called oversight and all meeting agenda decisions are made and it is the responsibility of the council as provided in the charter.Such is the decision for the architect for a new city hall. This item should have been well analyzed by staff and reviewed by the manager and clerk in preparing the agenda. Isnt the agenda reviewed by the manager and council in advance to avoid an embarrassing situation and maybe expensive legal action? The manager should have caught the staffs error in calculating the architects references for qualifications. Since this did not happen and apparently the council did not take notice of the error in advance of the meeting where the issue was considered, there it was, at the meeting, for the council conflict and setting up further potential proceedings.Transparency is lacking in many instances and as is this case in point, correct it according to city ordinances and regulations. Ted Blackburn Marathon Editors note: At the City Councils April 9 meeting, it was discovered one of the three bidders to design a city hall didnt receive a local preference in the rankings as required by city code. City Manager Roger Hernstadt said hes working to correct that.Feel the loveI am in awe of the compassionate spirit of our community.When my friends Tina and Jerry said we need to have a fundraiser for you, I was reluctant. It made me feel strange to ask other people for money when I know everyone has some kind of burden in their life. After I checked out a few other ways to raise money, the benefit idea seemed like a good one.My husbands boss Melody Reger said we could have the benefit at the Wharf on Summerland. Things where really coming together. So Jerry, Tina, Brent, Sombra, Christine, Callie and Cecile began collecting donations from local businesses. It quickly turned into an amazing raffle. Everyone gave so much. I couldnt believe all the love pouring my way. I have been fortunate to have a lot of love in my life along the way, but this was something I have never experienced. It is an electric feeling of so many emotions. When the ticket sales began, everyone came out of the woodwork and wanted to sell tickets everyone at Seven Fish, where I work; my old coworkers at the Half Shell Raw Bar; and old friends I have not seen in years. Friends and family from afar sold tickets in other states. People just gave money and their time because it made them feel good. Now Im really getting emotional. I find myself welling up with tears just thinking of all this caring and people putting their own lives aside to think of someone they dont even know. I am changed forever by this, not because Im going to go through a life-changing transplant, but because I have learned to love everyone not just those Im surrounded by but all people everywhere. Thank you, One Human Family. Kathy Simon Summerland KeyGoing it alone just means Florida gets to pay more for far less coverageThe Florida Houses refusal to accept federal money to expand Medicaid stands as the most confounding action of the 2013 legislative session thus far, and probably the most irresponsible. Money that could be used to help more than a million needy Floridians who lack access to health care is in danger of being rejected for political reasons that fly in the face of common sense and elementary mathematics.The federal proposal is unquestionably favorable for Florida and its taxpayers: It would provide $9.8 billion over three years to help as many as 1.1 million Floridians who either dont qualify for Medicare yet because of their age or are too poor to obtain health-care coverage.Gov. Rick Scott was an early and ardent foe of Obamacare, but he can count. Scott came out in favor of the deal after reviewing its provisions, and the Florida Senate seems inclined to follow. ASenate panel has approved a plan by Sen. Joe Negron to give the federal money to recipients in the form of vouchers to obtain private insurance. Thus, it would follow Republican principles by relying on the private insurance market, and would still reach hundreds of thousands of uncovered Floridians. Even Associated Industries of Florida, a conservative business lobby, gives the plan two thumbs up because it creates jobs and would lessen or eliminate federal business taxes on states that dont insure enough people. Compare that to the House plan, which would use $237 million in state funds to give recipients $2,000 a year to choose their own private insurance. In addition to relying exclusively on state money, it would cover only about 115,000 residents, a far smaller number. House Speaker Will Weatherford, who has rejected the federal funds, appears concerned that taking the money would link House Republicans to President Obama, drawing fire from the political right. That is both fiscally irresponsible and insensitive to the needs of Floridians.He should reconsider his position, and Scott should push harder. Accepting the deal is a far better alternative. The Miami Herald Editors Note: State Rep. Holly Raschein, rejecting House Republican leaderships stance, said she supports federal assistance to expand Medicaid, telling the Miami Herald: Its the law of the land, and we must move forward. [If] theyre not going to spend it on Florida, somebody else is going to get it.Jeremy Shinn,who grew up in Marathon, and his future bride Amy Gregor celebrate after she accepted his marriage proposal during the April 13 Seven Mile Bridge Run. 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Keys industry rejects boat monitoringKeys commercial fishermen unanimously opposed mandatory satellite tracking while fishing for snapper and grouper in the South Atlantic at a federal hearing in Key Largo.The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council proposes requiring all federal snapper-grouper permit holders to install vessel monitoring systems on their boats. The devices, which cost upward of $3,000, transmit a continuous signal to a satellite that bounces to a shorebased NOAALaw Enforcement facility.Council Deputy Executive Director Gregg Waugh said the aim is to gain a better scientific understanding of snapper/grouper populations, improve management of stocks, and reduce illegal fishing, such as violations of closed areas. Waugh said VMS systems already are required in the commercial Gulf reef, highly migratory pelagics, and rock shrimp fisheries.Waugh said the councils preference is to adopt the socalled Amendment 30 only if there is money available from NOAAto reimburse fishermen for purchasing the units. Fishermen would have to cover installation, repairs and monthly subscription fees, which could run thousands of dollars extra. The council estimates just more than 500 permit holders, from the Carolinas through the Keys, would have to install VMS units. At the councils April 17 hearing in Key Largo, Keys fishermen voiced a litany of reasons to Waugh and council members Ben Hartig and John Jolley on Wednesday why this is a bad idea:Burdensome repair and maintenance costs.Unnecessary as a lawenforcement tool since the majority of vessels are day boats operating in coastal waters already closely monitored by federal and state marine law-enforcement officers.Potential safety hazards from VMS systems draining a vessels batteries, among others. Key West fisherman Daniel Padron likened the VMS proposal to being under house arrest.I have done no criminal action in Southeast Florida and I dont deserve an ankle bracelet, Padron said. When the bad guys are caught, slap a VMS on their boat.Key Wester George Niles agreed. I used to own a Gulf reef fish permit. When I was told I had to have the VMS, I told them to shove it, Niles said. Weve heard horror stories when they implemented them in the Key West area because the VMS left them stranded. The problems and the unsafe aspect far outweigh the safety aspects.Keys fisherman Richard Stieglitz said fisheries managers are expending too much effort on monitoring commercial fishermen and not enough on recreational anglers.You need to put your efforts into monitoring the recreational sector, Stieglitz said. You cant run a fishery on just what the commercial fishermen are doing. You have no idea what recreational fishermen are doing. Fisherman Rick Turner said VMS is unnecessary for the Keys reef fishery because most commercial boats dont venture more than 70 miles from their home ports. There are law enforcement boats all over the place, Turner said. If I am in a closed zone, you can look at me with a telescope and see where I am. Putting the time and effort into augmenting our law enforcement would be better spent money. I would favor VMS for someone with a criminal violation. Hartig and Jolley frequently nodded sympathetically as one fisherman after another voiced opposition. Hartig said the input at previous public hearings held in Jacksonville and Cape Canaveral was similarly negative.The council is expected to take up Amendment 30 at its meeting June 10 to 14 in Stuart. If approved, it could be sent to the secretary of commerce by August, with regulations taking effect in 2014.It would be for snapper and grouperBy SUSAN COCKINGscocking@MiamiHerald.comCOMMERCIAL FISHINGState House ups Everglades offerThe state House has upped its offer to fund Everglades restoration, but lawmakers remain apart in agreeing how much to direct toward cleaning the river of grass in the next fiscal year.With the Senate having proposed $70 million for the Everglades work as part of the anticipated $3 billion in agriculture and natural resources allocations, the House on Saturday countered with an offer of $44 million for work on the South Florida ecosystem. The offer is up from the Houses initial proposal of $32 million.Gov. Rick Scott has requested $60 million for the Everglades work, $32 million for new water quality plans and $28 million for specific restoration projects that include building reservoirs. News Service of Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford, who has rejected the federal funds, appears concerned that taking the money would link House Republicans to President Obama, drawing fire from the political right.
BUSINESS BRIEFSChamber sponsors stress seminarConsultant Elisa Levy conducts a workshop on stress and time management May 2 in a seminar sponsored by the Key West Chamber of Commerce.Its designed to demonstrate how to prevent and manage stress in your work and personal life, prioritize and stay organized, communicate clearly in stressful situations and say no effectively.Its set for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $64.00 for chamber members and $84 for others, which includes a continental breakfast. To attend, call Debbie at 294-2587 or send an e-mail committees@ keywestchamber.org. Paymentmust be returned to the chamber by April 26 to guarantee seating.Espinoza tapped as Pearls managerMey Espinoza has been named general manager at Pearls Key West, replacing longtime GM Lorraine Quigley, who retired after 13 years with the guesthouse at 525 United St. Espinoza, a graduate of Key West High who interned at Pearls in 2000, started with the company in 2003 as a front desk agent. She later became general manager of Dennis Pharmacy, her familys business, before rejoining Pearls in 2009 as front desk manager. Additionally, Cornelia Kinauer has been named assistant general manager and Maureen Burge catering coordinator.Trade group honors MelendiThe trade group Florida Professional Photographer has honored Key Largo photographer Luis Melendi with its Presidents Award. He took over as editor of the Florida Photographer Magazine in 1977 and for 36 years has consistently produced one of the countrys best state publications, the Tampa-based group said in a prepared statement. He became the FPPs permanent trade-show manager in 1990. Wednesday,April 24,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com George M. Botelho, M.D.Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society 305-743-4005Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at www.KeysNet.com/Photos BusinessKeys joblessness 3.8%Floridas unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent in March, the lowest it has been since fall of 2008 and continuing a recovery from joblessness that reached 12 percent at its peak in late 2010. Monroe County (the Florida Keys) continued to have the lowest jobless rate in the state at 3.8 percent, largely because of such a large government workforce, while Hendry County remained at 10 percent unemployment, worst in the state. There are 67 counties in Florida. The March rate was down from a revised 7.8 percent in February and down from 8.9 percent a year ago, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Florida also remained below the most recent figure for national employment, a key benchmark that shows Floridas recovery may finally be speeding up after months of lagging behind the nation as a whole. In addition to being good news for job seekers, the latest data allows Gov. Rick Scott to claim his effort to put the state back to work the primary thing he pledged to do when running for governor in 2010 is working. The unemployment rate in the nation as a whole in March was 7.6 percent. Thats lowest among all 67 Florida countiesBy DAVID ROYSENews Service of FloridaTHE WORKFORCE
Proponents of the Florida High School Athletic Association are on their defensive heels as those trying to revamp how high school sports are managed in Florida are driving with the ball as the clock runs down. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 on Monday in favor of a measure (SB 1164) that would overhaul the organization, which governs prep sports, and eventually replace it with something else yet to be designed. The Senate bill was amended Monday to match the House version of the legislation, improving chances for passage. The amended bill places new restrictions on investigations, alters the makeup of the FHSAAboard by including charter school, home school and non-public school members, and abolishes the organization in July 2017. Backers of the change say the reorganization is needed, claiming the FHSAAhas arbitrary authority and that it has gone too far in investigating student eligibility. Bill sponsor Sen. Kelli Stargel addressed criticism that the bill, in reducing oversight, invites mischief. This bill does not allow free agency, does not allow recruiting, it doesnt not legislate cheating, said Stargel (R-Lakeland). FHSAAsupporters, including many coaches, school district officials and private school administrators, claim the changes would create chaos as some schools become sports magnets. They say it would invite frequent transfers, and force administrators and teachers to continually readjust academic plans for students who jump campus to campus. The committee support was the first step in the Senate for the bill. The Senate proposal has one more committee stop and Sen. John Thrasher (RSt. Augustine) said Monday he expects his Rules Committee will have time to meet again. Meanwhile, the House was expected to discuss its proposal on Tuesday. The House version, rushed through three committee appearances with no opposition, has backing from Rep. Seth McKeel (RLakeland), the chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee. Backers of the FHSAA say the proposal will also make it more difficult for small schools to compete in state athletic tournaments as more reliance is put on each of the 67 school districts to self-regulate their athletic programs. When we put a team on the field, we know the other team has followed the same rules and regulations, said Alachua County Superintendent Dan Boyd. We dont want that to change. Critics also say lawmakers are setting a dangerous precedent by delving into the daily operations of a nonprofit organization. How long is it before you decide you dont like the way other entities are operating? asked Ron Meyer, a lawyer for the Florida Education Association. Stargel argued that the Legislature isnt overstepping its authority. They are the monopoly, Stargel said. We designate them as the organization that oversees our high school athletics, many of our public school funds go to the organization, so therefore I believe we have a role. Aformer Key West police officer has found himself on the other side of the law, officials say, by not paying state sales taxes. James Bogoeff, 57, was arrested Monday, charged with theft of state sales taxes of more than $20,000 but less than $100,000, failure to pay taxes with a tax return and three counts of failure to file six consecutive tax returns. Overall, hes accused of not paying $41,000 due the state. All the charges are felonies except the charge of failure to pay taxes with a tax return. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, along with repayment of the $41,000. The state Department of Revenue says Bogoeff owns the Jamson Private Investigations, Security and Recovery Agency at 819 Peacock Plaza. At various times from 2009 to 2013, he failed to send in to the state all of the sales taxes that he had collected or file tax returns as required by law. Under state law, sales tax is the property of the state at the moment of collection, the Revenue Department said in a prepared statement. Bogoeff was a Key West police officer from August 1979 through June 1981, and then again from September 1983 through May 1986. Both times he left were voluntary separations, department spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. Bogoeff and his family are no strangers to law enforcement. On March 21, Bogoeffs son, James Jr., 32, was charged with, among other things, firing a weapon in public and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors; and tampering with evidence, a felony. That grew out of an incident on Staples Street with the younger Bogoeffs girlfriend, who told police he had thrown a rock at her car. But upon inspection, it turned out he had shot her car with a .40-caliber Glock. Bogoeff Jr. wouldnt come out of his house when police arrived, so his father went inside and brought him out. When they searched the house, they found 10 guns, including an AK-47. KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,April 24,2013 Marathon Auto AirKEYS SPRING SPECIAL2525 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050 Phone: (305) 289-9884 $19.95OILCHANGE Lube,oil and filter Includes up to 5 quarts of oilBMW,Jaguar and Mercedes $26.95Expires 4/30/13 Florida KeysBusiness Cards D Formercop busted on tax chargesBogoeff faces five counts, maybe prisonCRIME FRONTNOT A REPLACEMENT Photo courtesy HEALTH DEPARTMENTLaura Andrade and Taylor Lariz,Students Working Against Tobacco activists at Sigsbee Charter School in Key West,promote the Not A Replacementcampaign at the Key West Cemetery.Students across the state are using graveyards as backdrops to let the public know they refuse to serve as replacements for customers the tobacco industry has already lost to tobacco-related illnesses. FHSAAcould be dissolvedSome contend sports group too powerfulBy JIM TURNERNews Service of FloridaSTATE LEGISLATURE OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDA Y APRIL 29, 2013 A T 1:00 P .M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 04/24/2013 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 Keynoter Staff BOGOEFF SR.
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,APRIL 24,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B All-academic Chalk up another honor for graduating Marathon High student Taylor Konrath. Story, 3B Our tree rocks When it comes to nationally recognized big trees, the Keys have one of the biggest.Story, 3B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Two from Keys make stateKey West High junior Erik Vinson won the pole vault at Fridays Region 42Atrack and field meet in Belle Glade and will compete Saturday in the 2Astate meet at the University of North Floridas Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. The only other Keys athlete to advance to the state meet is Island Christian School senior Yekaterina Katie Panskyy, who was third in the 300-meter hurdles at the 4-1Ameet at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale. She will run the hurdles at the 1A state meet Friday in Jacksonville. Vinson cleared 13 feet a personal best and a foot higher than he had achieved at the district meet to move into a tie for sixth on the Conchsall-time list. Hunter Potalivo holds the Key West record with a vault of 15-6 in 2007. Panskyys time of 46.48 seconds in the 300 hurdles was less than two seconds behind winner Adanaca Brown of Upper Room Christian. Key Wests Everett Wagner broke his school two-mile record with a time of 10:15 at Belle Glade to finish sixth, 13 seconds behind the fourth-place runner. An individual had to finish in the top four to go to the state meet. The ConchsRachael Dietrich tied for fifth in the pole vault with a vault of 9 feet. Michell Gonzalez was ninth in the discus and 10th in the shot put with a personal-best heave of 27-5. Jack Gruba, who was strong all season for Key West, finished a disappointing seventh in the discus (132-3) and 12th in the shot put (41-3). Coral Shorestop placers were Alberto Anderson, ninth in the high jump, and Demond Scott, ninth in the long jump. Will Ismer ended his Hurricane athletic career by finishing 11th in the discus and 16th in the shot put.Conch Vinson, ICSPanskyy heading to Jacksonville meetBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorPREP TRACKLady Eagles win the titleAyoung Island Christian School softball team shrugged off regular-season history Friday to claim the District 16-2Apennant. As District 16 winners, Island Christian plays a 4 p.m. Thursday home game at Founders Park against Westwood Christian in the state regional round.The Lady Eagles (7-10) stunned Colonial Christian in a 25-9 victory in Fridays championship game of District 16s three-team circuit.Colonials Lady Patriots had defeated ICS in both regular-season games. We had nothing to lose, ICS head coach Kaitlynn Loy said. I told the girls to leave it all on the field and thats exactly what they did. Jade Basilius, an eighthgrader, homered in her 3-for3 game. She stole eight bases and scored four runs.Freshman Kirsten Tangen also went 3-for-3, scoring twice with seven stolen bases.Winning pitcher Amanda Ihrig homered for the second straight game in the district tournament. The junior also threw a six-hitter through five innings, with two strikeouts and four walks. Only two Colonial runs were logged as earned. Jasmine Theodosiou and Jazmin Rivera each doubled and singled. Middle-schoolers Gina Betancourt, Christy Cano and Oriana Mendez each delivered hits. Betsy Estevez scored four runs after stealing nine bases. They came out hitting and just kept going, Loy said. It was a team win and a lot of fun. Island Christians boys baseball team opened District 16-2Aplay Tuesday, against Redland Christian Academy at the tournament site in Homestead. Results were pending at press time.Regional with Westwood is ThursdayISLAND CHRISTIAN SOFTBALLBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSStan Foltz shows his state-record 22.9-pound yellowjack caught with Capt.T.J.Yzenas of Island Lure Charters.Now, its all about the tarponIts tarpon time! The tarpon bite is excellent at all the bridges from Islamorada on down as well as in Key West Harbor. The baits and tactics you use will vary according to venue but, regardless of where you fish, be prepared for multiple bites. Also be ready to battle your fish as it races to the bridge pilings, seeking refuge from predators hoping for a tarpon treat. Remember, landing a tarpon for a photo opportunity at the boat is not all that common. You will have many more hookups than landings, and even more bites than hookups. I guess thats why anglers from around the world return to the Keys year after year to pursue the silver king. On the reef, the bite for yellowtails in the 14to 18inch range is quite consistent in 40 to 60 feet of water. Youll find the larger flags deeper, in 80 to 90 feet, but they are not biting with the same reliability. More reef action is coming from the large mangroves as they prepare for their summer spawn season. And there are plenty of amberjack to wear you out if you havent already done so with the tarpon. Dolphin fishing seems to be more miss than hit right now. However, the blackfin tuna bite makes up for it with good action at the humps on 10to 12-pound fish.Dolphin slow but the tuna biting hardChris Johnson CaptainsColumn Conchs host district tonightWhen it comes to big games, the Key West High School baseball team believes it has a big home-diamond advantage and the Conchs are counting on that tonight in the District 16-4Atournament at Rex Weech Field.Key West, the tourneys second seed, will play thirdseeded Gulliver Prep at 8 oclock, after top-seeded St. Brendan takes on fourthseeded Coral Shores in a 5 p.m. game. We want a crazy, raucous crowd, and we want everyone to wear red, Key West coach Miguel Menendez said. We have the best fans in the state, and we want them to be the 10th man. We know how good we can be, and the fans can be the difference in the game for sure. The Conchs are 12-11; they had been 11-3 before dropping eight games in a row, a streak they snapped last week with a victory over Keys Gate Charter.Key West split two games with Gulliver in the regular season, winning, 8-2, at home, and losing, 7-3, to the Raiders in Miami. Gulliver is 11-12. Menendez, in his eighthCoral Shores also playing at Weech FieldBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALLSee Baseball,2BHurricanes host postseason playBoth the boys and girls lacrosse teams of Coral Shores High joined the district-champion squads moving into Tuesdays opening round of state postseason play, but they did not have to move far. The Hurricanes were picked to host a first-round doubleheader in Tavernier. The Lady Canes (9-2) drew St. Thomas Aquinas (12-4) in the opening contest, and the Cane boys (6-7) took on Columbus (17-2) in the night game. Results were pending at press time. Winners advance to the second round Friday (sites to be determined). Already, more than threequarters of the Florida High School Athletic Association lacrosse teams have packed up their sticks. Only district winners played Tuesday. The Hurricane boys qualified by winning District 30, the first lacrosse district title in the 13-year history of the Upper Keys program. Coral Shores edged Miamis Palmetto in the district title game, 8-7, Thursday. Momo Schlaudecker in goal grabbed 23 saves to preserve the narrow win. Danny Whisted scored four goals for the Canes and delivered assists on three more. Bryce Lankford tossed the game-winning goal into the Panther net for his second score of the game. KodiBoth crowned tournament championsCORAL SHORES LACROSSESee Fishing,2BBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Lacrosse,2B
KeysNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday,April 24,2013 The weeks bestCapt. Diego Cordova, of Flat Out Sportfishing in Marathon, fished Jeff and Frank Buonomo from Chicago. Jeff caught a 25pound permit and Frank released a 100-pound tarpon. The guys jumped two more fish and had additional shots at permit and tarpon on the flats.Capt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, fished the reef and wrecks, offshore and bay last week with great catches of snapper, king and cero mackerel, almaco jacks, tuna and grouper and sharks (released).The highlight of the week was the trip with Stan and Jenna Foltz from South Dakota, who caught their limit of yellowtails up to 19 inches along with a new state record yellowjack that weighed 22.9 pounds missing the world record by just 9 ounces. On a second trip, Stan filled out his bucket list with two dozen nicesize blackfin tuna. Walter and Julie Cole, from Oxfordshire, England, have been vacationing at Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway for years. Walters dream of catching a tarpon finally came true last week with the able guidance of Capt. Howard Kelley. It must have been Spring Break in the northeast last week as the SeaSquared had eight groups from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut. They caught yellowtails, mangroves, yellowjacks, cobia and sheepshead on the reef, tarpon at Bahia Honda and sharks in the shallows off Marathon. Capt. Skip Bradshaw, of FinnzUp Charters at the 7 Mile Marina, searched offshore for dolphin to no avail but boated nine nice blackfin tuna. Trips to the reef resulted in catches of mutton, mangroves, tons of yellowtails and a 16.5-pound cobia.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity returns Thursday to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill at mile marker 47 bayside in Marathon. The contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and benefits the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters .com and http://Facebook .com/MarathonFishing.Foltz sets yellowjack markFrom Fishing,1Bseason as coach, said tonights game is one of the most eagerly anticipated of his tenure. The only games any bigger would be any playoff games we have played during my years here.Junior Darren Miller will pitch tonight for the Conchs. He will try to atone for giving up six runs to the Raiders in the 7-3 loss on March 13. He has been our best pitcher all year and we expect him to pitch a very good game, Menendez said. The winner of the game will get a spot in the state playoffs and play the St. Brendan-Coral Shores winner at 7 Thursday night for the tournament title. That winner will have a home regional quarterfinal game, and the loser will open the state playoffs on the road. Key West split two games with St. Brendan and routed Coral Shores twice. Apossible home state playoff game next week is, of course, in the back of the Conchsminds. Coral Shores did not win a district game, but the Hurricanes will enter tonights game with confidence, knowing they lost by only 5-3 to the Sabres on Feb. 26.Miller takes the moundFrom Baseball,1B Roberts won 14 of the 18 faceoffs and scored a goal. Jack Hatfield also scored a solo goal. Addison Duma-Kenny starred with 12 ground balls and an assist. Dylan Naughton made two assists. Cameron Lankford and Ryan Vasquez each made one.Coral Shoresgirls rolled to the District 29 crown (their fourth straight) and were rewarded with six selections for the All-District team.Named to the first team were senior offensive stars Julia Lozano and Kaitlyn OLeary, and junior defender Katharine Hamer. Second-team selections were seniors Heather Doyle and Samantha Hickory, and junior Amber Hanson. Lady Cane captain Lozano, an attack-wing midfielder, leads Coral Shores with 63 goals and 28 assists. The three-year starter can play any position on the field, head coach Mark Hall said. Lozano will play for Stetson University next year. OLeary came on strong in her second year as a starter with 33 goals and 10 assists this spring. She plans to play next year for Florida Gulf Coast Universitys club team.Although a leading field defender, Hamer also has scored 14 goals and made 10 assists. Athree-year starter, the junior has been recruited by the University of Florida and plans to play for the No. 2-ranked Gators after graduating.Hurricanes lead All-DistrictFrom Lacrosse,1BROLLER NIGHT FRIDAY The last Friday in April and May,the Marathon Parks and Recreation Department hosts roller night at the city Community Park basketball courts,which are transformed into a roller rink. Those planning to attend its free need to bring roller skates or a scooter.Helmets are required.Free refreshments will be provided.Questions? Call 743-6598.All ages are welcome. Changes coming forDolphins teamsMarathon High School sports programs will face plenty of familiar foes and kindle a number of new rivalries over the next two years thanks to the latest round of Florida High School Athletic Association reclassifications. Changes are final for volleyball, as well as boys and girls basketball, while the other five teams await a standard statewide appeals period to end today at 5 p.m. Marathons basketball programs will remain part of District 16-3A, but will face five new opponents starting next year: Archbishop Carroll High School, Archimedean Academy, Greater Miami Academy, Mater Academy and Westwood Christian School. Westwood is a familiar foe for Marathon High, but the Warriors were reclassified out of the Dolphinsdistrict last time around. Returning to the district with Marathon are Palmer Trinity and Westminster Christian.The Dolphinsvolleyball program has been bumped up a class from District 162Ato 16-3A. Joining them are Carroll, Archimedean, Greater Miami, International Studies, Palmer, Westminster and Westwood. Assuming no changes today, the Marathon soccer and cross-country teams would remain District 161Aprograms. Golf would join District 24-1A, while swimming would join District 12-1A. Marathons cross-country team would join Island Christian School as part of a 15-team district. The other 13 are Miami-area programs, including a number of similar opponents from other sports. The golf teams District 24 has six teams, but Marathon would face only five since Carrollton School is a girls-only program. The swim team would join Island Christian and Coral Shores High in a 12-team District 12-1A. Boys and girls soccer would each be part of a sixteam district and face four common opponents: Westwood, Palmer, Archimedean and Riviera Prep School. The girlsdistrict would include Island Christian, while the boyswould include Homestead-area Colonial Christian School.Redistricting shuffles teamsBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON SPORTS
If someone told you that Florida has more official big trees than any other U.S. state, you might be dubious. Does Florida have any trees that could compare to the biggest big tree of them all, the General Sherman sequoia in California, which stands 275 feet tall with a girth of 998 inches? In fact, Florida does have some of the tallest, fattest and broadest trees of their species in the nation, and many of them are in South Florida. Like a 37-foot-tall Jamaican nettletree at an urban park on Biscayne Bay. Or a 41-foot Florida licaria on private property in Homestead that was a seedling in a 4-inch pot when its owner won it in a raffle. And Mark Torok is here to prove it.As a senior forester with the Florida Forest Service, Toroks assignments include taking the measure of big trees to see if they qualify for listing on the National Register of Big Trees and a similar state register. Hes responsible for the area from Palm Beach to Key West and figures hes measured about 200 trees in the last seven years.The National Big Tree program was established about 74 years ago and is run by American Forests, a nonprofit conservation organization. Based on mathematic formulas factoring in height, trunk circumference and canopy size, trees deemed to be the heftiest of their type are listed on the national register and the Florida Champion Tree Register, started in 1975. The national register features about 870 species. Florida holds 130 reigning champion titles, more than any other state. The reason South Florida is so well represented, according to Torok and others affiliated with the treetracking programs, is the regions diverse and sometimes unique tropical and sub-tropical habitats. Some trees, such as green buttonwood, wild tamarind and West Indian mahogany, grow primarily or exclusively in South Florida at least within the United States so naturally the national champions are from Florida. With the diversity of champs comes a diversity of heights and shapes.The most substantial champion tree in Florida, and perhaps the trickiest tree Torok has measured, is the national champ for native shortleaf fig (wild banyan) in the Florida Keys. The 48-foot-tall tree at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park in Islamorada sports a trunk that measures an impressive 444 around and a crown spread of 76 feet.Perhaps the tallest tree in South Florida is a 115-foot korina tree at Flamingo Gardens in Davie. The statuesque tree, which is native to West Africa, is visible from miles away, said Laura Tooley, director of horticulture for Flamingo Gardens. Its like standing next to a skyscraper, she said. The korina tree is among about 20 state champion trees at Flamingo Gardens, Tooley said. Rules for inclusion on the state register are a little looser and allow naturalized non-native species that are excluded from the national register. Many of the state champion trees at Flamingo Gardens are not eligible to be national champions. Nationally, about 200 species have no champion tree.Some hobbyists enjoy scouting out big trees, and are rewarded with their name featured as the nominator. Thats when Torok steps in.Measuring trees is basically a low-tech task, with no ladder or climbing required. To figure out a trees height, Torok employs a tool that measures angles of a slope, figuring in the base of the tree and the tallest part on top. Figuring the angles for the mathematic calculations often requires stepping back 100 feet or more from the target tree, a move that sometimes involves navigating swampy areas, rocky land, busy roads, fences or dense heavy vegetation. Its a little tricky sometimes, Torok says.For measuring trunk circumference and canopy, a loggers tape measure typically works nicely, especially when someone else is holding the other end. In addition to the competitive element, the Big Tree program provides useful environmental information, Torok said, such as determining which trees do best in which types of environments, and which types are able to withstand hurricanes. This was originally printed in the Miami Herald Wednesday,April 24,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com ACROSS 1Mineral springs 5Trite 10Sustains 15Outer garment 19Spinach relative 20Mr.Zola 21Headed bolt 22A unique person:sl. 23Detail 24Gentle reminders25Metropolitan feature26St.Philip ___ 27Take a tenth part of 29Mr.Mineo 3119th Cent.music 33Shade of blue 34Station 36Pianist Peter 37Daughter of Herodias 40Scarlet bird 42Swimming 46Horsey town in Florida 47Painless cyst 48Rustic 50At no time 51Title 52Piebald horse 54Soaring sea birds 56Opera singer 57Land measure 58Agree 60Sacred images 62Cover 63Effulgence 65Salted:Fr.67To torture on a stake69Lateral boundary 70Spanish title 71Samoan seaport 72___ de Balzac 75The same 76Slashing 80Eskimo knife 81Musical instrument 83Dress fabric 85Tibetan gazelle 86Shades of a primary color 88A billow 90A rapid stroke 91Dress ornament 92Pro Woods 94Word in the Psalms 96Island:Fr. 97Slack 98Picturesque 100Sousa operetta 102Native soldiers of India 103Highway charge 105Air-raid alert 106Gracious woman 107Musical programs 111Novel112Sudden breakdowns116Asiatic tree 117Hindu queen 119Over 121Subtle emanation 122Scrutinize 123Arabian chieftains 124Bonds Moore 125Caudal appendage 126Confined 127Recording ribbons 128Units of medicine 129Hard fat DOWN 1Slide 2Meat paste 3Fish sauce 4Florida Indian 5Conduct oneself 6Friendship 7Ennead 8High,in music 9Decrease 10A preface 11Tear 12At an end 13Former Argentine president 14Flower organ15Signified secondarily16The dill 17Persian fairy18Guitar great Clapton28Mother 30Armadillo 32Islands in Galway Bay 34Italian poet 35Kind of dog 37Underwater detecting device 38S.A.fish 39Crippled 40Nervous 41Belgian marble 43Spanish province 44___ Shute 45Barter 47Flinch 49Sign of the zodiac 52Considers 53Beginning 55Shooting at detached soldiers 58Egypts biggest city 59Aunt:Fr. 61Hit 64Equal:comb.form 66Plunders 68Caress 70Tennis matches 71Place in a row 72Injures 73Derived from oil 74Push gently 75Challenged 76Show pleasure 77Eskimo hut 78Clamorous 79Yawns 82Director Van Sant 84Strange 87Sensible 89Freedom from constraint 91Mimics 93Unruly tumult 95Engage for pay 97Mother of Castor and Pollux 99Bordeaux wine 101Recompense 102Swords 104Andean ruminant 106Morning reception 107Grate 108___ homo 109Social group 110Cut 112Canines 113Hawaiian feast 114American Indian 115To season 118Before 120Sound used to frighten Observer crossword puzzle Concerto for SpringsSolution in the April 27 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the April 20 puzzle. LivingKeys tree among biggest in stateShortleaf fig measured at LignumvitaeBy PATTI ROTHHORTICULTUREPhoto by AL DIAZSenior forester Mark Torok (right) of the Florida Forest Service and Joy Klein with the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Division measures trees in South Florida for national and state records,including this wild tamarind tree in Homestead.Its the largest of its kind in the country. Another honorfor KonrathMarathon High Schools Taylor Konrath is having quite the senior year. Named Floridas Wendys High School Heisman Award winner in November, Konrath was also the schools homecoming queen and helped lead the Dolphinssoccer team on a Cinderella run to the state Class-1AFinal Four. The Duke Universitybound scholar-athlete can add another impressive accomplishment: Konrath was named April 17 to the Florida High School Athletic Association 2013 Academic All-State Team. Shes one of 12 girls and 12 boys statewide to receive the honor. The winners will be celebrated at an FHSAAbanquet on June 10 in Gainesville. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, while one girl and one boy will be named scholar-athlete of the year and be awarded another $3,000 scholarship and a trophy. One look at her athletic and community involvement and its obvious why Konrath was named to the all-state team. Shes a three-time class president, sports a weighted grade point average of more than 4.77, scored a 32 (out of 36) on her ACT, with a perfect math section, and lettered in four sports over six years. Extracurricular activities include Marathon Highs student Academic Advisory Council, National Honor Society, Nike Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and fishing club, among other activities. In addition, Konrath will be valedictorian when seniors receive their diplomas on June 6. She plans to study biomedical engineering at Duke next year. According to the FHSAA, graduating seniors had to have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and earn a varsity letter in at least two different sports during his or her junior and senior years, to be eligible for the all-academic team. Winners were chosen based on academic record, athletic participation, nonathletic activities, community service and an essay. The 24 members came from an applicant pool of more than 240 qualified candidates from the associations 685 member high schools.Shes named all-academic, one of 24By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON KONRATH
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,April 24,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 444536 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 13 DR 319 K Division: FAMILY EULALIA S VALDES, Petitioner and PATRICK YEPEZ, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: PATRICK YEPEZ 2207 FLAGLER AVE. APT. 2A KEY WEST, FL 33040 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on EULALIA S VALDES, whose address is 300 SOUTHARD ST., STE. 208 KEY WEST, FL 33040 on or before May 7, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 WHITEHEAD ST., KEY WEST, FL 33040 before service on Petitoner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: March 28, 2013 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Marislady Lopez Deputy Clerk Published April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 457287 NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENT TO FORECLOSE Foreclosure HOA 21954-BH6HOA To: Obligor (see Exhibit "A" attached hereto for Obligors and their notice address) This Notice is regarding that certain timeshare interest owned by Obligor in Beach House, a Condominium, located in Monroe County, Florida, and more specifically described as follows: Unit (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), Week (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), Beach House, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225 Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the "Declaration"). Pursuant to that certain Declaration of Condominium of Beach House, a Condominium, recorded in Official Records Book 1510 at Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all amendments thereto (the "Declaration"), Obligor is liable for the payments of certain assessments, maintenance fees, and ad valorem property taxes (collectively, "Assessments, Fees and Taxes") and Beach House Condominium A ssociation of Key West, Inc., a not-for-profit Florida corporation (the "Association") has a lien for such Assessments, Fees and Taxes pursuant to the terms of the Declaration and applicable Florida law. The Obligor has failed to pay when due the Assessments, Fees, and Taxes as assessed or advanced and is thereby in default of the obligation to pay such amounts as and when due. Accordingly, the Association did cause a Claim of Lien to be recorded in the Public Records of Monroe, Florida, thereby perfecting the lien of A ssessments, Fees, and Taxes pursuant to the Declaration and sections 721.16 and 192.37, Florida Statutes. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto for the recording information for each Claim of Lien, the amount secured by each Claim of Lien, and the per diem amount to account for the further accrual of the amounts secured by each Claim of Lien. IMPORTANT: If you fail to cure the default as set forth in this notice or take other appropriate action with regard to this foreclosure matter, you risk losing ownership of your timeshare interest through the trustee foreclosure procedure established in section 721.855, Florida Statutes. You may choose to sign and send to the trustee the enclosed objection form, exercising your right to object to the use of the trustee foreclosure procedure. Upon the trustees receipt of your signed objection form, the foreclosure of the lien with respect to the default specified in this notice shall be subject to the j udicial foreclosure procedure only. You have the right to cure your default in the manner set forth in this notice at any time before the trustees sale of your timeshare interest. If you do not object to the use of the trustee foreclosure procedure, you will not be subject to a deficiency judgment even if the proceeds from the sale of your timeshare interest are insufficient to offset the amounts secured by the lien. You have a right to cure the default set forth herein by paying in full, on or before the 30th day after the date of this Notice, the following amounts: (1) all past due sums, (2) costs of collection (3) interest, as accrued to the date of payment, (4) per diem, as accrued to the date of payment, and (5) the foreclosure processing fee in the amount of $250, which amount will increase as the foreclosure proceeding progresses. Further, payment must be made by forwarding a cashiers check payable to the First A merican Title Insurance Company, and drawn on a state or national bank, a state or federal credit union, or a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings bank. The Association has appointed the following Trustee to conduct the trustees sale: First American Title Insurance Company, a California corporation, duly registered in the state of Florida as an Insurance Company, 1160 North Town Center Drive, Suite 190, Las Vegas, NV 89144; Phone: 702-792-6863 A ssociation Contact: Beach House, a Condominium c/o Hyatt Residential Management 140 Fountain Parkway, Suite 570, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, Phone 727-803-9400 EXHIBIT "A" Contract No. Interval No. Obligor(s) and Address Claim of Lien Recording Date/Instr. No. Per Diem Default Amount 3-11176 Unit A22 / Week 30 / A nnual Timeshare Interest GLEN F. DESLICH/257 N. Huron, AU GRES, MI 48703 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1037-1039 1.62 4,650.50 3-11177 Unit A 22 / Week 31 / Annual Timeshare Interest GLEN F. DESLICH/257 N. Huron, AU GRES, MI 48703 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1037-1039 1.62 4,650.50 3-12003 Unit E31 / Week 52 / Annual Timeshare Interest KRISTI DEVINE, as Individual and as Trustee of the BALI NEWBURY TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 30, 1999/7 MONTCLAIR, WEST NEWBURY, MA 01985 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1037-1039 2.10 6,025.42 3-13915 Unit B14 / Week 50 / Annual Timeshare Interest JOANNE DUBICKI/560 MARTIN ROAD, TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1037-1039 2.05 5,880.59 3-5287 Unit E14 / Week 31 / Annual Timeshare Interest JOSE MANUEL TROCHE and LISA MARIE TROCHE/19 WINCHESTER ROAD, LAKEWOOD, NY 14750 UNITED STATES 0118-13; Book 2609 / Page10371039 1.70 4,872.46 3-5779 Unit F22 / Week 45 / Annual Timeshare Interest JOHN A LONZO CANN, JR./63 CHESTNUT DRIVE, RICHBORO, PA 18954 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1037-1039 2.14 6,126.06 3-6071 Unit E23 / Week 34 / Annual Timeshare Interest JAMES FAHEY/6 CAROLINE DRIVE, BELLINGHAM, MA 02019 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1037-1039 2.66 7,615.22 3-8165 Unit C34 / Week 43 / Annual Timeshare Interest BYRON CHIVERS and KELLI CHIVERS/20900 BROOKSIDE BLVD., OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL 60461 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1037-1039 1.96 5,611.39 3-8372 Unit B23 / Week 29 / Annual Timeshare Interest GLEN F. DESLICH/ 257 N. Huron, AU GRES, MI 48703 UNITED STATES 0118-13; Book 2609 / Page10371039 1.62 4,650.51 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO PREVENT TRUSTEE SALE IMPORTANT: If you object to the use of the trustee foreclosure procedure, you could be subject to a deficiency judgment if the proceeds from the sale of your timeshare interest are insufficient to offset the amounts secured by the lien. The undersigned, (See Exhibit "A"), is (are) the owner(s) of timeshare estate interest Unit Timeshare Interest at Beach House, a Condominium at 5051 Overseas Highway, Key West, FL 33040 The undersigned has received a Notice of Default and intent to Foreclosure from First American Title Insurance Company, the Trustee. The undersigned hereby exercises the undersigneds right to object to the trustee foreclosure procedure established in section 721.855, Florida Statutes. In order to be effective, this Notice of Election to Prevent Trustee Sale must be received by the Trustee at the address set forth below on or before the 30th day after the date of the Notice of Default; and intent to Foreclose. Trustees Address: 1160 North Town Center Drive, Suite 190, Las Vegas, NV 89144 Dated: Owners signature Owners signature Print Name Print Name Owners signature Owners signature Print Name Print Name Notice is hereby given to the following parties: Party Designation Contract Number Name Obligor 3-11176 GLEN F. DESLICH Obligor 3-11177 GLEN F. DESLICH Obligor 313915 JOANNE DUBICKI Obligor 3-5287 JOSE MANUEL TROCHE Obligor 3-5287 LISA MARIE TROCHE Obligor 35779 JOHN ALONZO CANN, JR. Obligor 3-8165 KELLI CHIVERS Obligor 3-8372 GLEN F. DESLICH (RSVP# 298447), (04/17/13, 04/24/13) Published April 17, 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 457455 NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND INTENT TO FORECLOSE Foreclosure HOA 21959-SH6HOA To: Obligor (see Exhibit "A" attached hereto for Obligors and their notice address) This Notice is regarding that certain timeshare interest owned by Obligor in Sunset Harbor Resort, located in Monroe County, Florida, and more specifically described as follows: Unit (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), Week (see Interval Description on Exhibit "A"), of Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium, together with any undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1376 at Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, together with any amendments thereto. Pursuant to that certain Declaration of Condominium of Sunset Harbor Resort, recorded in Official Records Book 1376 at Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all amendments thereto (the "Declaration"), Obligor is liable for the payments of certain assessments, maintenance fees, and ad valorem property taxes (collectively, "Assessments, Fees and Taxes") and Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium Association, Inc., a not-for-profit Florida corporation (the "Association") has a lien for such Assessments, Fees and Taxes pursuant to the terms of the Declaration and applicable Florida law. The Obligor has failed to pay when due the Assessments, Fees, and Taxes as assessed or advanced and is thereby in default of the obligation to pay such amounts as and when due. Accordingly, the Association did cause a Claim of Lien to be recorded in the Public Records of Monroe, Florida, thereby perfecting the lien of Assessments, Fees, and Taxes pursuant to the Declaration and sections 721.16 and 192.37, Florida Statutes. See Exhibit "A" attached hereto for the recording information for each Claim of Lien, the amount secured by each Claim of Lien, and the per diem amount to account for the further accrual of the amounts secured by each Claim of Lien. IMPORTANT: If y ou fail to cure the default as y set forth in this notice or take other appropriate action with regard to this foreclosure matter, you risk losing ownership of your timeshare interest through the trustee foreclosure procedure established in section 721.855, Florida Statutes. You may choose to sign and send to the trustee the enclosed objection form, exercising your right to object to the use of the trustee foreclosure procedure. Upon the trustees receipt of your signed objection form, the foreclosure of the lien with respect to the default specified in this notice shall be subject to the judicial foreclosure procedure only. You have the right to cure your default in the manner set forth in this notice at any time before the trustees sale of your timeshare interest. If you do not object to the use of the trustee foreclosure procedure, you will not be subject to a deficiency judgment even if the proceeds from the sale of your timeshare interest are insufficient to offset the amounts secured by the lien. You have a right to cure the default set forth herein by paying in full, on or before the 30th day after the date of this Notice, the following amounts: (1) all past due sums, (2) costs of collection (3) interest, as accrued to the date of payment, (4) per diem, as accrued to the date of payment, and (5) the foreclosure processing fee in the amount of $250, which amount will increase as the foreclosure proceeding progresses. Further, payment must be made by forwarding a cashiers check payable to the First American Title Insurance Company, and drawn on a state or national bank, a state or federal credit union, or a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings bank. The Association has appointed the following Trustee to conduct the trustees sale: First American Title Insurance Company, a California corporation, duly registered in the state of Florida as an Insurance Company, 1160 North Town Center Drive, Suite 190, Las Vegas, NV 89144; Phone: 702-792-6863. Association Contact: Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium c/o Hyatt Residential Management 140 Fountain Parkway, Suite 570, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, Phone 727-803-9400 EXHIBIT "A" Contract No. Interval No. Obligor(s) and Address Claim of Lien Recording Date/Instr. No. Per Diem Default Amount 1-13979 Unit 411 / Week 50 / A nnual Timeshare Interest PRESTON G. THOMPSON/ 13640 NORTH GAYTON ROAD, RICHMOND, VA 23233 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1040-1042 0.51 1,469.97 1-1486 Unit 211 / Week 19 / Annual Timeshare Interest CRAIG GOULD and RAYMOND VINO/293 NORTHERN BLVD,, SAINT JAMES, NY 11780 UNITED STATES 01-18-13; Book 2609 / Page1040-1042 2.02 5,791.65 NOTICE OF ELECTION TO PREVENT TRUSTEE SALE IMPORTANT: If you object to the use of the trustee foreclosure procedure, you could be subject to a deficiency judgment if the proceeds from the sale of your timeshare interest are insufficient to offset the amounts secured by the lien. The undersigned, (See Exhibit "A"), is (are) the owner(s) of timeshare estate interest Unit Timeshare Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort at 200 Sunset Way, Key West, FL 33040. The undersigned has received a Notice of Default and intent to Foreclosure from First American Title Insurance Company, the Trustee. The undersigned hereby exercises the undersigneds right to object to the trustee foreclosure procedure established in section 721.855, Florida Statutes. In order to be effective, this Notice of Election to Prevent Trustee Sale must be received by the Trustee at the address set forth below on or before the 30th day after the date of the Notice of Default; and intent to Foreclose. Trustees Address: 1160 North Town Center Drive, Suite 190, Las Vegas, NV 89144 Dated: Owners signature Owners signature Print Name Print Name Owners signature Owners signature Print Name Print Name Notice is hereby given to the following parties: Party Designation Contract Number Name Obligor 1-1486 RAYMOND VINO (RSVP# 298453), (04/17/13, 04/24/13) Published April 17, 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 466927 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the 2012 Monroe County Value Adjustment Board will hold its Final Meeting on Friday, April 26,2013 at 11:00 a.m., at the Marathon Government Center located at 2798 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Marathon, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is the Certification of the Tax Roll and any other matters that may properly come before the Board. Amy Heavilin, CPA Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board Published April 20, 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 468384 Notice of sale Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 677.209/ 210 of the Florida Statutes on May 16, 2013 at 10 A.M. *Auction will occur where each vehicle/ vessel is located* 2005 Cont, VIN# 1ZJBS18175M029645 Located at Islamarine 80625 Overseas Highway Islamorada FL 33036 Lien Amount: $1,185.00 a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by filing with the Clerk of the Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559. 917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020. *All auctions are held with reserve* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 Published April 24,May 1, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 471635 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 5/8/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 2000 CROWN VICTORIA 4 DOOR VIN# 2FAFP73W4YX134995 Published April 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 473113 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 5/7/2013 at 8:00 A.M. at All American Towing & Tire, Inc., 711 Largo Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037 in accordance to FL statue section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. 1992 15ft homemade boat trailer VIN# NOVIN0200382182 Published April 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 473793 NOTICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SESSION The Monroe County Sheriffs Office and Fraternal Order of Police will engage in collective bargaining for MCSO Deputies on May 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sheriffs Administrative Headquarters, 5525 College Road on Stock Island. Session is open to the public. Anyone desiring to appeal any decision taken at any session will need a record of the proceedings, and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. If you need accommodation or assistance to attend, please contact Michelle Quad at 305-292-7021. Published April 24, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter FOUND PET BIRDS Cockatiel, near 49th St area, Marathon. Exotic dove, Key Colony area. Call Marathon Wild Bird Rescue 305-743-8382 LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551BIG YARD SALE Burton Methodist Church. MM 93 O/S. Sat. April 27, 9am-3pm. No early birds please! Something for everyone. Furnituremustgo! Sectional withtwoendrecliners(beige) goodcondition$250,TVstand $50,Fullszmatrs/boxspring& frame$150.954-770-6912 firstname.lastname@example.org PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. U.S. COINS Unwanted or broken gold + silver jewlery. Old oil paintings Best price guaranteed. Private collector. 305-743-5780RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT All new. 20 refrigerated counter, new hot server, sneeze glass, dough divider, trays, etc. $1,500. 305-849-0397 KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841KEY WEST 14x60 2BR, 1BA Central A/C, hot tub, appliances included. Large kitchen & living room. $45,000. Call 941-525-8807 Mobile Home Lot For Sale In Key RV Park, Marathon. $79K. 305-743-5164 2 BR / 1.5 BA MM 100 Canal front, swimming pool, 2nd floor of CBS home. $1800 / mo. incl util + cable. Small pet okay. (305) 322-2937. MARATHON 4 BR, 2 BA 2 car garage! On dry lot, fenced in yard. $1850/mo + util. 305-743-7277 MM 100 Bayside, 3 BR, 2 BA, unfurn, screened in porch, fully fenced oversized park like setting, small pet OK. $2500/mo F/L/S. + util (516) 655-5321 MM 89 SPLIT LEVEL LG. 1 BR / 2.5BA Lg. liv. room, eat in kit., Freshly painted, screened patio & fenced yd. Elec. & basic cable incl. $1500. (305) 517-6582 or (305) 664-7252 MM 90 O/S 3 BR / 3 BA Spacious, w/ pool & dockage. Great location. $3000 / mo. + util. F/L/S. Avail. 5/15. Yearly lease. Larry Leberman, Agent, Island Breeze Realty. Call (305) 852-8040 KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE (305) 743-5551 Classifieds WOW LOOK !!! WOW LOOK !!! NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY GETRESULTS with the Keynoters classified section. 743-5551 Come visit our online photo galleries at www.KeysNet.com/Photos
Wednesday,April 24,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Stilthouseoncanalo/sfor rent Spacious1/1stilthouse onecanalinfromoceanfor rent.$1400.00+elec.petsok. m/m99.5305450-2687 1/2Duplexforrent 1/2Duplex forrent.Completely remodeled.Newcabinets,tile, A/Candrange.Washer/Dryer included.$1200permonth. First/Last/Securityrequired. Referencesrequired.10803 5thAveGulf.Call743-70728 to5MondaythruFridayonly. $1,200305-743-7072 email@example.comMarathon Nice2/1withFL room,cent.a/c,tilefloors,w/d 1300/mth,F/L/S+util.305-743 -firstname.lastname@example.org 3/2+loftMM87CompRemod GorgeoustownhomeinExec BayClub.Stainless,granite, tonsofroom.Beautiful communpool,tenniscourts, beach&dock.FurnofUnfurn. Wontlast!$1,700/mo954-816 -email@example.com A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. Fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included. 305-289-0800 KCB 2/2 FURN. CONDO Large Sandy Beach, Fishing pier, Pool, Tennis, Cable TV, W/D incl. No pets or smoking. 6+Month min. $1,400/mo+elec. F/S. Ref Req. 305-289-4680 Marathon2/1 condo, MM 50 2nd floor, fully furn, heated pool. Free dockage to 38, Year lease, $1200 mo + util F/L/S. Avail 5/1. 401-391-9514 MM 92 HARRY HARRIS PK. 2 BR / 1 BA, covered screen porch. W/D inside, Access to comm. boat ramp. $1500 / mo. + util. Call (305) 321-9944 OCEANSIDE TAVERNIER 1 BR in good neighborhood. 1 person only. No smoking, bkgrnd. ck. $600 / mo. + util. F/L/S. (305) 898-6065 RV LOTS FOR RENT Marathon In Adult Park Please call 305-743-6519 Marathon 574 99th St Ocean. Unfurn 1BR, 1BA apt on canal. Tiled. Scrn porch. 40 dockage. PETS WELCOME. $1200/mo. F/L/S. 305-289-0802 MARATHON EFFICIENCY Furn/unfurn, by Porkys (South end of Mrthn). Cable, water & trash incl. $700/mo + elec. Dockage avail 1-305-834-0215 MARATHON EFFICIENCY Ocean Isles gated commty. Furn, clubhouse w/pool N/S, no pets. Bkgnd chk req. $795. 386-308-4071; 386-467-1966 MARATHON Large waterfront apt 3BR, 2BA. Dock your boat, and bike to the beach. $1,650/mo. F/L/S. 718-428-1374 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 89 1 BR FRESHLY painted rear, upstairs apt. Elec. & basic cable incl. $900 / mo. (305) 517-6582 or (305) 664-7252. MM95 CANAL FRONT 1 BR Apt. No pets. 1st and last. $1000 / mo. incl. all util. & cable. Call (786) 295-1789. MM 97.8 QUIET LOCATION Unfurn. 1st floor 1 BR Apartment. No pets / No Smoking. $900 / mo. Call (305) 942-8367. VacantCommercialLot 1.54 acres,488feetalongUS1, MM10.5,BigCoppittKey SuburbanCommercialzoning. MLS#:559830Within15feet ofSewage,Water,andElectric hookup.Onsitevegetationcan bemitigated.$950,firstname.lastname@example.org MARATHON (Fishermens Point) 20th St. Lot 5, boat dock & tool shed. 12,500 sf. Owner financing available $360K obo. 305-923-9633 OFFICE SPACE MM 98 Small office $300 per mo. AC Space $300 per mo. Call ( 305) 522-6598 LARGE STORAGE YARD MM 91. Suitable for your business. Only $600 per month Call (305) 522-6598. MM 93 LARGE STORAGE YARD FENCED AREA, SPACE AVAILABLE. (305) 522-6598 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE. Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 Marathon office space. Desk /office space. Price negotiable based on space reqd. Professional building. Hwy frontage 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 COMMERCIAL SPACES MM 100 *Warehouse $500 14 x 24 w/ bath *Large Office $500 14 x 27 w/ bath *Small Office $300 10 x 16 feet *AC Storage $300 10 x 16 feet Call (305) 522-6598 Marathon-Commercial 6465 O/SHwy,Unit#3:Spacefor rent,$900/Mo(plustax), includeswatersvs&garbage svs.OverseasHwySignage SpaceincludedwithUnit.1st, Last&Sec.Pleasecall305743-5680,M-F,9-4. MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SALE. Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. email@example.com. (305) 743-5164 LOCALINVESTOR Seeks opportunitytopartnerwith existingSo.Fla.basedsmmedsizegrowingbusinessor R/Eproject(apt.bldg/Hotel)in needofworkingcapital. Pleasesendproposalw/ fundingrequirementsto BD.CORALROCK@GMAIL.C OM Criminal Defense Law Office in Marathon seeking part-time/full-time secretary. Position includes answering phones, filing, and correspondence with clients. Knowledge of the legal system a must. Please contact 305-289-9397 or email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.RECEPTIONISTP/T position for real estate office in Marathon. Windows exp. needed. Send resume to Keynoter, c/o Recept., P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, 33050Credit Services Manager Keys Federal Credit Union (Key West) The Credit Services Manager manages the risk and collection activities related to delinquent consumer accounts, ensuring the delinquency level of the credit union remains below appropriate levels. Manages staff in the collection of delinquent accounts, repossession of secured property and real estate, to include disposition of the secured property. Responsible for the strategic direction and operation of the collections function. Minimum of five years collections/ credit experience required, preferably in consumer, real estate and credit cards. Minimum of five years of managerial experience required. A Bachelors Degree preferred. Good credit a must. Visit www.keysfcu.org to obtain a job application. Fax applications to 293-6056. Please include resume and salary requirements with application. E.O.E. CLEANING PERSON, P/T Lower Keys for Sat. Am, approx. 4 hrs. Yr round work. Drug test & background check reqd. 743-0697 Lv message GATE ATTENDANT Nights & weekend work. MM 65, Long Key. Call 305-664-4860 or fax resume to 305-664-5268GROUNDSKEEPER/ MAINTENANCE Full time. Background check required. Apply in person, no phone calls please: Seacamp, 1300 Big Pine Ave, Big Pine Key.KENNEL CAREGIVER Animal care duties reqd. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This critical position will only be filled by a compassionate, caring individual that loves to work with animals and people. F/T or P/T. Evening and weekends required. Call Marathon Veterinary Hospital. 743-7099 Customer Service Clerk F/T & P/T, Bahia Honda Park MM 37. Be a team player & have some exp. in Retail, Food Srv or Water Sports 305-872-3954 FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE / Reservations. F/P for Key Largo Dive Resort, clean cut, non smoker send resume to: email@example.com HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Key Largo, Spanish ok, English not necessary, apply in person at Amoray Dive Resort, MM 104.5 bay side. FrontDeskParttime Weare aTimeshareResort,Looking forapersonwithComputer skills,mustspeakEnglish,a peopleperson.Applicationwill beavailableattheofficeM-F firstname.lastname@example.org HOUSEKEEPING F/T or P/T. 8 AM 3 PM. Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, MM33. Apply in person or call 305-872-2351 HOUSEKEEPING POSITION available in Grassy Key, part time. Call 305-923-6161 RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Dock Hand/General Maintenance Marathon, 305-797-1707 SunshineKeyRVResort is nowhiringforPTSecurity(FriSun),PTGateGuard(FriSun),FTHousekeeping,and FTMaintenanceSupervisor. Mustbeavailableweekends. Applyinperson38801O/S Hwy,MM39.305-872-2217 sunshinekey_mgr@equitylifes tyle.com THE MOORINGS is seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application /resume @ 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or email: email@example.com Dolphin Research Center has a full-time position for an IT Technical Specialist Successful candidate will have good problem solving skills, working knowledge of MS Office/Windows OS, a pleasant attitude and ability to work well with others. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Weekends required. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), vacation and paid holidays. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE LegalAdmin/Paralegal WantedLegalAdminforreal estate/probatelawfirm. Experiencerequired.Fax resumetoSandraat305email@example.com Personal Assistant Errands, shop, etc. 8-12 hrs/wk incl Th. Reliable trans.Stable,no drugs, alcohol or drama. Gas for KW travel. Smrlnd 305-509-1605 Delivery/Labor Delivery personwantedmustbeover 25yrsold,withFloridaclean drivingrecord.305-852-8771 firstname.lastname@example.org CAPT. (50 TON) & 6 PACK Capt. F/P with PADI Scuba Instr. or DM cert. needed for Key Largo Dive Resort. Only clean cut, non smoking, enthusiastic applicants. Send email to email@example.com or call (305) 394 4400. SCUBA INSTRUCTOR(PADI) F/P for Key Largo Dive Resort, clean cut, non smoker, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSeaTow Looking for FT & PT captains in the Marathon and Big Pine areas. Must have captains license and tow endorsement. Contact Ernie at 305-289-2055EXPERIENCED 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. IMMEDIATE HIRING Host/Dining Room Captain & Bus Person/Food Runner at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert at 289-1554 10am-12pm. LINE COOK WAITSTAFF & DISHWASHER ApplyBrutus Seafood 6950 O/S Hwy Marathon or call 743-9181 9 8 s Layout R equired 1 50+sf) aradise! / Ramp S chool s ignRMS!! ProfessionallyBuilt-LocalLicensedContractor w/over35+yearsexperience Spacious1900+sfGroundLevelw/FabulousLayout 300+sfofCoveredPorches CBSConstruction-XZone/NoFloodInsRequired -3bed/2bathPLUSBonusRoomGreatMasterSuite TonsofHallClosetSpace-LgA/CdAttic(150+sf) Sitson3lots-CreateYourOwnBackyardParadise! GreatUpperKeysNeighborhood&Parkw/Ramp WalkingDistancetoA+RatedElementarySchool EasilyConvertedtoADAAccessibleDesign OWNERFINANCINGUNDERCONSTRUCTION-PRICEDTOSELL Call(305)522-6598$349,000LOWDOWNPAYMENT-EASYTERMS!! REALTORS ClaraMayetteREALTOR,GRI5800OverseasHighway-Suite17 Marathon,Florida33050Cell:305-395-2095clara@ExitFloridaKeys.com www.ExitFloridaKeys.com btnfrtbtbtftbtbnfrttrnbttnf trtrtrtrnttrntnnttttbrb tbbntbntbbtrtrbntbrft ttnnntbnbrrtttnrfnntntnnt bnbrtntbnntntntbbnb nttbnttnntntbrfbtttbn ttrrntrtbntt bt!ftrtr tttbtb"ntrnt#bttt$tbttn rf%bt!rt# MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/Care Center Inc. RN-Marathon Full-Timeinpatient. BehavioralHealth Technician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit Part-Time BehavioralHealth Therapist Providingindividualand groupcounselingformental healthandsubstanceabuse clientsintheMarathon office.FloridaLicense Required:LCSW,LMHCor LMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime. SubstanceAbuse Counselors ForJailIncarceration ProgramatMonroeCounty DetentionCenterinKey West.BachelorsinHuman Servicesrequired.CAP andBilingualpreferred. Full-Time. CaseManagerCoordinatingandproviding servicestoadultsandchildren intheMiddleKeys.Bachelors inHumanServiceFieldand 1yearexperiencerequired. Full-Time.Allapplicantsmustsubmit: 1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreeningprior toanyofferofemployment.Sendresumeto hr -email@example.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply ApplyinpersonMon-Fri11-5 Alsocanemailinfotopositions@uniquemarine.com N N O O W W H H I I R R I I N N G G ! S S e e r r v v i i c c e e O O u u t t b b o o a a r r d d T T e e c c h h . / / R R i i g g g g e e r r S S a a l l e e s s P P e e r r s s o o n n RegisteredNurses EnvironmentalServicesAide MaintenanceDirector Applyonlineat: http://www .f isher menshospital.or g FishermansCommunityHospitalis locatedinMarathon,FLE.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify MakingaDifferencewithChildren&FamiliesFamilySupportWorker: TransporterinKeyWestMusthaveavaliddriverslicense,uptodate autoinsurance&owntransportation. Fordetailedjobdescriptionvisitwesleyhouse.org Sendapplication/resumetoHR@wesleyhouse.org orstopby1304TrumanAveoffice. Competitivesalaryplusgoodbenefits. WHFSisanEEOCEmployerandDrug-FreeWorkplace The16thJudicialCircuitisaccepting applicationforapart-time(10hoursa week)MaleAssistantUrinalysis Techniciantoworkwithjuvenileand adultsubstanceabuseclientsin MarathonandPlantationKeyoffices.Theprimaryfunctionswillbetoobserveandcollecturinesamples,random andscheduledatthelabandfieldtestingsites,aswellasotherassigned duties.Thisjobpays$12.00perhour,hoursareflexible.Interestedapplicants shouldsubmitaStateofFloridaApplicationtoPersonnel@Keyscourts.netor Personnel,302FlemingStreet,KeyWest,Florida33040.StateofFlorida applicationscanbefoundatwww.Keyscourts.net.Thesuccessfulapplicant willberequiredtopassacompletebackgroundcheck.Applicationsarebeing accepteduntilthepositionisfilled.Wedonotdiscriminateonthebasisofrace,religion,sex,ageordisability.Ifyouneed accommodationstoparticipateintheapplication/selectionprocess,pleasenotifyusinadvance at(305)295-3652;tomakecallthroughtheFloridaRelayCenter,youcandial7-1-1.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,April 24,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: JoinFoodForThoughts CafeTeam! Vegan/Vegetarian cuisine&culinaryskillshelpful. FoodForThoughtMarathon. 305-743-3297 firstname.lastname@example.org NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. SERVERS,EXPERIENCED Night time, full time/part time. Apply in person to Key Colony Inn, 700 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach. PartTimeDataCollector Needed RetailDatadelivers retailintelligencevia customizedshopsthatfitour clientsrequirements.Weuse state-of-the-arthardwareand softwaretoprovideobservable marketplacefacts.Our accurate,timely,cost-effective, andactionableinformation producesasuperiorreturnon ourclientsinformation investment.RetailDatahas metthedatarequirementsfor ourexpandingclientbase since1988. WearelookingforaData CollectorintheMarathonarea. Thesuccessfulcandidatewill beaselfstarterwholikesto workindependentlyandenjoys achallenge.Thisposition consistsofcollectingretail pricinginformationingrocery, office,petandmassretailer locations.Priorexperiencein grocery,retail,merchandising, inventory,undercoverprice checksormysteryshopping highlydesirableMustbeable towork40hoursthelastweek ofeverymonth,and5hours thefirst3weeksofthemonth. Wepaydrivetimeandmileage aswellasthefollowing: Flexibleworkschedules Workindependently Feedbackforgrowthand development QuarterlyBonusopportunity forperformance Medical/Dentalbenefits effective1stofmonthfollowing dateofhire 401Kafter1styearof employment Forafulljobdescriptionandto completeanapplication, pleasevisitourwebsiteat http://www.retaildatallc.com. Nophonecallsplease. SalesAssociate DionQuik Martsiscurrentlyaccepting applicationsforbothfulland part-timeSalesAssociates positioninIslamorada. Qualifiedapplicantswillbe energetic,positive,enjoy workingwiththepublic,and haveacan-do-attitude. Applicantsmustbeableto worknightsandweekendsand have2-3yearpreviousretail. Allinterestedcandidatescan stopbyDionsMainOffice locatedat81644Overseas Hwy.orforwardaresumeto KristieHernandezat Khernandez@dionllc.com. EOE/DrugFreeworkplace 305-664-3200 email@example.com Salesperson for Security CO. Also PT Assistant. Knowledge of the field, good refs & dr. lic. Fax resume to 743-2022 or call 743-2522. DFWP. Middle Keys Carpenters helper/laborer. Drug free. Form work exp. Placing and tying re-bar. Active drivers lic. and own transporation a must. Rob 305-393-7105EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers lic. & tools! Also hiring delivery drivers and installers. Call (305) 664-3662. F/T SECURITY GUARD NEEDED Islamorada area. 305-684-0033 Landscape Foreman DAsign Source is looking for an experienced and hardworking Landscape Foreman to lead and work with landscape crews. Experience in landscaping/ hardscape installation along with maintenance of landscapes, equipment maintenance, irrigation, & lighting systems is necessary. Starting pay $18/hr plus benefits. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 PLUMBERS NEEDED NOW Clean D. L. & exp. required. DFWP Apply in person, Georges Plumbing of the Keys, 9585 O/S Hwy, Mrthn. CLASS A CDL WRECKER DRIVER. Clean driving record required. Apply 100850 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL. 305-451-0714 30 CHRIS CRAFT Cabin Cruiser. Handymans Special. Great Liveaboard! $1,750. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 33 FORTIER 1988 Twin Perkins, flybridge, sport fisherman. Appr at $135K, ask $45K or trade for RV or auto. Free dockage. 305-942-3055 Whaler 1978Boston Whaler13.5ft,Yamaha 40hp,andBimini.Andwith trailer.Verygoodcondition. Seriousinquiriesplease. $5000.00OBO305-942-1853 email@example.com Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 24 Columbia Sailboat 1968 New: roller furling, O/B motor. Good liveaboard. $3,200 OBO. MM 99 oceanside. Dockage available. 305-942-3055 BAYFIELD 29 3.5 DRAFT Full keel, blue water cutter. Yanmar diesel. $10,000. Ready to cruise in lower Keys. Call (305) 898-6065 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incuded. $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 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available (305) 905-6867 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 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 1989 CADILLAC ALLANTE Convertible. Red with black interior. Excellent cond. $7000. Will trade for boat, RV, etc. MM 99. Call 305-942-3055. 94 JAGUAR CONVERTIBLE Gold with brown top. 62,000 miles. Good condition. $8,900. 305-743-6773 or 305-240-0318 AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 CAR CADDY DEMCO SS Like new, top of the line, only used 2K miles. Incl. spare tire. Retails for $3900, asking $2500 OBO. (305) 453-5069. A-WaX Pressure Cleaning Hydro Blaster, Res. & Comml Serving all Monroe County 305-834-1842 TropicsherCaretaking Total PropertyCaretaker.Vacation Rental,PrivateHomeor Office.305-900-0026 firstname.lastname@example.org A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Marathon A/C & Appliances Sales and Fast & Reliable Service! Lic# CAC017490 Call 743-5051 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 Boat Lifts Inc Install & Repair Concrete wood dock repair. Piling wraps, pin piles installed. Decorative concrete 289-7350 Boat Lifts Inc Install & Repair Concrete wood dock repair. Piling wraps, pin piles installed. Decorative concrete 289-7350 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets;Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. 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