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Think the past two days were cold? Then you werent here four years ago. If its anything, its our first taste of winter, said Jon Rizzo, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Key West. But its not January 2010. That month, the Keys saw two weeks of biting cold. It was so bad that fishermen were bringing to shore sea turtles they found floating or lethargic due to waters plummeting to as low as 47 degrees. The Turtle Hospital in Marathon filled with around 170 green and loggerhead sea turtles until the cold abated and they could be returned to the water. Still, its been cold. Monday night, turtles in the hospitals outdoor pools deemed to be critical were brought inside, according to hospital manager Bette Zirkelbach. Rizzo said that from around 7 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, temperatures dropped to a low of 53 degrees on Ramrod Key and in the Little Venice neighborhood of Marathon, and 51 degrees at the Garden Cove Marina in Key Largo. Temperatures remained the same from Key Largo to Key West. Peak wind gusts were 41 mph at Naval Air Station Key Wests Boca Chica field, 50 mph at Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park, 34 mph in the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key, 35 mph at Florida Keys Marathon Airport and 36 mph on Upper Matecumbe Key. Wind chills, an estimate of how the air feels on exposed skin calculated from the combination of temperature and wind speed, likely dipped a little below 778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .5B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .4BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 3 25 CENTS Classy windowsThe new Conch Key firehouse is getting $14,000 in stained glass as part of Art in Public Places. Story, 3A DUI deathJust about four years after a deadly Marathon crash, a man faces DUI-manslaughter trial. Story. 3A An all-star team of under-17 girls soccer players from the Florida Keys Soccer Club swept three games in the Orange Classic College Showcase Tournament, which gives college coaches a chance to get a look at Floridas best prep players. Here (above), Coral Shores Highs Noelle Perry heads a ball away from the action during a game against Tampa, and (right) Hurricane Paris Gasser gets the best of a Team Boca defender. Story, 1BPhotos courtesy FLORIDA KEYS SOCCER CLUBALL-STARS SWEEPCold blast is short-livedStill, strong wind gusts overnight Monday, Tuesday kept Keys chilledKEYS WEATHER Sewer work resumes at dolphin siteA staff protest at Theater of the Sea and an offer to pay for delays did not stop drilling on the Old Highway bordering the Windley Key marine-mammal attraction.Reynolds Water Islamorada is beginning the drilling this morning, Islamorada wastewater manager Greg Tindle said Tuesday in a brief e-mail to the Keynoter .Theater of the Sea owner P.F. McKenney Jr. thought his offer to pay $5,000 for each day of drilling delay had been accepted over the weekend, says a statement from the attraction. But when a check was taken to Islamorada offices Monday, it was refused. Were trying to give them the money but they refused to stop drilling, Theater of the Sea curator Beverly Osborne said. Its like a bad movie. We just dont understand. Theater of the Sea staff fears that drilling a hole for a sewer pipeline beneath a channel that feeds fresh seawater to the attractions display ponds could cut off the needed intake. The facilitys resident dolphins, sea lions and sea turtles could become sick if the flow gets blocked or contaminated by bacteria released by drilling through the ancient coral bedrock, Osborne said. Contractors told TheaterTheater of Sea workers stage protest TuesdayISLAMORADAAccused killer in court todayMore than two years after an elderly man was found dead in his New Town Key West apartment, the man accused in his killing goes to court today.Tod Helfrich, 49, is charged with first-degree murder, grand theft auto and fraudulent use of a credit card stemming from the death of Carl Johanson. Johanson was found dead in his apartment on Sept. 2, 2011, at the Henry Haskins Senior Citizen Plaza on Kennedy Drive. His throat was slashed.Law enforcement officials have said Helfrich met Johanson at a Duval Street gay bar in the days leading up to the murder. Orlando police arrested Helfrich the day after Johansons body was found after a statewide be-on-thelookout was issued. He was driving Johansons auto and had taken Johansons phone and credit card.A month after he was arrested, Helfrich, who served state prison time from Sept. 19, 1999, to Nov. 22, 2001, for grand theft, was investigated for sexually assaulting his Keys cellmate. No charges were filed in that incident. Helfrich is set to appear today at the Freeman Justice Center before Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones for a hearing, a run-up to his scheduled Jan. 27 trial.Randleman homicideOn Monday, two otherHelfrich charged in 2011 slaying of elderly manBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com HELFRICHSee Sewer, 2ASee Homicide, 2A Sailor rescued when winds disable boatA lost battle against raging seas forced a veteran Marathon sailor to abandon his 31-foot sailboat before dawn Tuesday. That boat was my only asset and my home for 10 years, said Kevin Wilkinson, 59. The last thing I wanted to do was step off into the ocean. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter had dropped a rescue swimmer into the water, about 20 miles off Key Largo, around 3 a.m., to help in the rescue. Crew aboard a 45-foot U.S. Coast Guard vessel from Station Islamorada had been tracking Wilkinsons boat, a 1978 Bombay Clipper named Imma-nu-el for several hours after he called for help. The Coast Guard guys were absolutely great, Wilkin son said. I cannot speak highly enough about them. Wilkinson, a Boot Key Harbor liveaboard, said he left Marathon early Monday to reach a Miami boatyard for repainting. After recently losing his job in the seawall business, the 26-year Navy veteran planned a trip to the Caribbean.I knew there was weather coming but I intended to be in Miami before it hit, Wilkinson said. I was making decent progress but Monday afternoon, the wind just died. I literally was becalmed in the calm before the storm.Winds steadily increased but Wilkinson was confident in his boat. In a matter of a few hours, the seas built and the winds increased. I was running my diesel engine and making no headway. I could not maintain any directional control.His sails were stretched so tight by gusty winds over 30 knots that Wilkinson could not lower them. He called for help as the sloop was blown from Hawk Channel into deep offshore water.The Coast Guard boat crew planned to put men aboard to help handle the sailboat but seas up to 12 feet made the transfer or tow impossible, so a Coast Guard helicopter was dis-UPPER KEYSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Keynoter StaffSee Weather, 2ASee Rescue, 2A


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, January 8, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.7572 THURS.8174 FRI.8376 SAT.8476 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. There currently are no beaches with health advisories against swimming.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail keynoter@keynoter.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 BRIEFSDistrict, union to resume talksUnionized Monroe County teachers will meet with a School District labor attorney on Thursday and Jan. 16 to continue negotiations for a one-year employment contract covering the 2013-14 school year.The two sessions are set for 3:30 p.m. at Marathon High School. UTM President Holly Hummell-Gorman maintains that a proposed contract provision that would allow the School Board to invoke unpaid furlough days for teachers and other staff if finances dictate it has expired. Bob Norton, the districts chief negotiator, says it hasnt. On Oct. 30, the district and UTM reached a tentative agreement that was never put to the union membership for ratification because the Florida Education Associa tion, the unions legal umbrella, didnt agree with the furlough language. In 2011, the board mandated a seven-day unpaid furlough program that saved $1.7 million per year for two years. Superintendent Mark Porter and the board have maintained that the furloughs are gone but the language allowing them to be imposed should stay in the contract. The union covers 525 teachers and 114 schoolrelated personnel. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+ : COFFEY Marie Coffey, 90, of Marathon, FL passed away on Saturday December 28, 2013 at her home in Marathon. She was born on January 27, 1923 in McKeesport, PA. Marie retired from the United States Navy. She has lived in Marathon since 1966, coming from Annandale, Virginia. Surviving is her long lifetime companion Al Wagner; daughter Cynthia Coffey Armstrong of Chula Vista, CA; granddaughter Dorothy Marie Randell-Valdes; great grandson Thomas Andrew Barbusca. Funeral services were held on Friday January 3, 2014 at the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home Big Pine Key, FL. Burial was held on Monday January 6, 2014 at Palms Woodlawn Cemetery, Naranja, FL. The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home Big Pine Key was entrusted with all funeral arrangements.DABBERT Milton F. Dabbert was taken to his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. He was born on February 25, 1921 in Saginaw, Michigan and married Arloa Huebner who predeceased him in 2005. Milton managed several automobile dealerships before retiring to Marathon in 1994. He was a member of Martin Luther Chapel. He leaves two daughters and their spouses, Julie Bartley (John) and Nancy Warner (Richard). He also leaves his sister, Anita (Marvin) Page and several nieces and nephews. He is best known as "G" the loving grandfather to three grandchildren: Kelly Warner (Samantha), Allison Baltzersen (Jasper) and Alexis Warner and four great-grandchildren, Ian and Ivy Warner and Annika and Ava Baltzersen. Funeral services will be held on January 9, 2014, 11am, at Martin Luther Chapel, Marathon, Florida and interment service on January 17, 2014 11am at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Martin Luther Chapel, 325 122nd Street, Marathon, Florida 33050. accused Keys killers appeared in front of Monroe County Judge Wayne Miller.Marathon residents William Dieguez, who turned 24 on Jan. 5, and Sean Roberts, 20 are charged with first-degree murder in the May 22, 2010, shooting death of 18year-old Big Pine Key resident Frank Randleman.Dieguez and Roberts are accused of shooting Randleman in his grandmothers home in the Seahorse RV Park during an apparent robbery, possibly related to a drug deal. The pair was in court Monday for a status hearing ahead of a trial scheduled for March 17. Both have been in custody since their arrests.Court records indicate attorneys on both sides are going through the evidentiary discovery process. In December, forensics experts were appointed to testify about DNA evidence.Big Pine death might be drugsFrom Homicide, 1A 45 degrees in the Key Largo area Tuesday morning, Rizzo said. The peak wind gusts occurred at most locations several hours after the cold front moved through, but before midnight [Monday]. The only exception was at Dry Tortugas, when the highest peak gust in our region of 50 mph occurred as the cold front moved through. This cold blast will be short-lived, Rizzo said. We are expecting temperatures to rebound above 70 degrees [today], and even getting close to 80 degrees by Thursday, he said. At 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hibbing, Minn., it was 9 degrees below zero.80 expected by ThursdayFrom Weather, 1A patched. The boat was getting severely pounded, Wilkinson said. The only way I felt safe was lie on the cabin floor. Eventually the helicopter pilot radioed, Captain, its time to get off the boat. Wilkinson filled a plastic bag with family photos, his wallet and passport. He tucked the bag into his lifejacket before I took a leap of leap of faith and jumped into the ocean. They plucked me out and I watched my boat drift away, Wilkinson said. I have absolutely no idea where its going to end up. Wilkinson estimated his boat named for a biblical passage meaning God is with us is worth about $45,000, including $5,000 spent in the last six months.Boat is likely not salvageableFrom Rescue, 1A Cops call meeting to address theftsSome residents of the close-knit Old Town neighborhood surrounding the Key West Cemetery are on edge as they believe some recent burglaries in the area are connected and the work of one person.But city police havent identified a discernable pattern or piece of evidence that suggests a single culprit, department spokeswoman Alyson Crean said. The assumption that its one suspect is made by some of the residents, she said, adding, But I think [detectives] are open to anything. They dont have a suspect. To address community concern, which has been circulating through a Facebook group page and an online petition, Police Chief Donie Lee has called a meeting to address the issue for 6:30 tonight at the city Ferry Terminal, 100 Grinnell St. Crean said Lee and detectives will be on hand to answer questions and see what they can find out from the community.She also said that a statistical breakdown of the burglaries being attributed to the socalled cemetery thief isnt possible, as theres not a fixed area or start date to look at.But she did say police have increased patrols in the area.I think theres a real level of concern, Olivia Street resident Rick Boettger, a reported victim, said. My concern as a threetime victim is that while the first two times I had a door open, the third time it was through locked doors, he said. I had to harden my house. My wife still has nightmares about having somebody in the house. On Oct. 17 Boettger called police when he woke up and discovered $300 missing from his wallet. He told them the same thing happened the previous night, Oct. 16. Boettger called again on Oct. 26 after he woke up to find $150 and an Apple iPad gone.What weve lost in Key West is not just our money and our electronics but weve lost this wonderful feeling of safety and security, Boettger said.For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.Residents say it could be work of oneBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTAlleged videotaper bonds outA 44-year-old Islamorada man jailed Friday for allegedly secretly videotaping a teenage girl in the bathroom of her Islamorada home was freed on $15,000 bond Monday in an appearance before Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia.Douglas Adams, whom Monroe County Detention Center booking records list as a waste operator, was charged with a felony count of video voyeurism after the 16year-old girl reportedly found the camera hidden in a clock in the bathroom.When she found it, she looked at it closer and realized it contained a hidden camera, Deputy Becky Herrin said. She removed the digital storage card from the device, copied it to her computer, realized she was being video recorded and told her older sister, Herrin said. The girls then told their mother.On Jan. 1, Detective Manny Cuervo was assigned to investigate and found evidence that Adams was shown clearly on the cameras video recording placing the device in the bathroom, Herrin said.Herrin didnt say how Adams got the camera into the bathroom or if he and the girls family know each other.CRIME FRONT ADAMSKeynoter StaffFacing DUI, investigator quitsFranklin Cohens, a Monroe County State Attorneys Office investigator arrested Dec. 18 for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, resigned his job as of Dec. 31. Thats according to a prepared statement from State Attorney Catherine Vogel. She was in court Tuesday and couldnt be reached for further comment. Key West police arrested Franklin Cohens, 48, at 2510 Staples Ave. after he backed a State Attorneys Officeowned 2008 Ford Escape into a Kia owned by Ryan Darrah. It happened around 8:35 p.m. When police arrived, they found Cohens with bloodshot watery eyes, and his eyelids were droopy, Officer Alexander Rodriguez wrote in a report. Cohens refused to submit to a breath test, Rodriguez wrote. Following a request from Vogel to Gov. Rick Scott, Cohens prosecution has been assigned to the MiamiDade State Attorneys Office because of a possible conflict of interest, Vogel said. Cohens is due in court for arraignment Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m. in front of Monroe County Judge Wayne Miller in Key West. Cohens is represented by attorney Sam Kaufman.CRIME FRONT COHENSKeynoter StaffFelonies charged for crab certificatesA Big Pine Key man was arrested Monday on felony charges of faking paperwork to sell 380 certificates for stone-crab traps. Pedro L. Lorenzo, 48, is accused by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission investigators of failing to properly register the sale of the certificates, which is required for each stonecrab trap placed in the water. According to an arrest warrant, Lorenzo, using his wifes saltwater products license, purchased 500 trap certificates from their legal owner, Marisol Falcon. When two buyers filed applications with the FWC last summer to transfer lots of 300 and 80 certificates to them, state staff said the paperwork was not complete.The warrant indicates Lorenzo submitted transfer applications signed with Marisols name as seller. Falcon said her signature on the documents was forged, and that she did not sell the certificates to the listed buyers.Mr. Lorenzo sold the tags ... by fraudulently filling out both stone [crab] tag transfer applications and the bill of sale, then forging Mrs. Falcons signature on them, the warrant says. The FWC tracks the sale of trap certificates, which were created to ensure the number of traps in the fishery is limited to a specific level. Lorenzos bond was placed at $40,000 for four felony counts of making an improper trap-certificate transfer, and four misdemeanor counts of filing false applications.CRIME FRONT LORENZOKeynoter StaffCop put on leave during investigationThe Florida Depar tment of Law Enforce ment and the state Department of Children and Families are investigating the circumstances that led to a Key West Police Department school resource officer being placed on paid administrative leave. Aside from confirming the investigation, authorities would provide no other details.FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger would say only that her office is working an ongoing investigation in conjunction with DCF based on a referral from Key West police.Arroyo is the school resources officer at Key West High School. Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said Arroyo was put on paid leave Dec. 17. He earns $49,036 per year. Crean said Arroyo was hired in 1999, then resigned in April 2011. He was rehired in December that same year. Arroyos personnel file doesnt include any reprimands. In 2000, he was recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for exceptional service in the public interest and in 2006 he was named officer of the quarter, Crean said.FDLE and DCF confirm Arroyo investigationKEY WESTKeynoter Staffof the Sea staff that the drilling is safe but did not provide details, she said. We dont know it the risk is great or minimal, Osborne said. But its not worth it to us to put our animals at risk. Theater of the Sea planned to have experts take coral samples and run other tests to assure the intake channel would not be harmed, while paying for delays, she said. Construction alternatives were discussed but appear to be too expensive for Islamorada to consider, she said. While we appreciate any costly construction modifications, the impact of this haste to move forward could be far worse, McKenney said in the statement. We will hold them accountable for any damage done to the animals and any financial impact to the park and its employees. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office stationed a jail-transport bus at the Plantation Key Government Center just in case of protest arrests at Theater of the Sea, said agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin. We do not anticipate having to use it, but in our business preparation is important so we just parked it up there.Paddy wagon standing byFrom Sewer, 1A Theater of the Sea staff gather Tuesday to protest sewer drilling that runs below a seawater intake used by the attraction. CALLCLASSIFIEDS743-5551


Barring last-minute entries, it appears three candidates will vie for two open seats on the Key Colony Beach City Commission in March.Incumbent Geraldine Zahn is seeking a fourth two-year term while newcomers Ed Wovas and Lyn Paterson are making their first forays into the political arena. Com missioner John DeNeale declined to seek re-election.Qualifying for the Key Colony election began on Tuesday and runs through noon Jan. 14. Should anyone else decide to join the race (the top two vote-getters are elected), it would cost them a $371.43 filing fee. The election is March 11. Zahn recently took over as interim mayor/administrator on Key Colony, replacing Commissioner Ron Sutton, who stepped down for family reasons (although he is still a commissioner).Key Colony Beach is well set up over the years and it continues to be a wellrun, dynamic little city, Zahn said.Zahn said her main goals if re-elected would be to maintain the citys financial stability and to continue our improvements to stormwater infrastructure and the citys sewer system. The stormwater and sewer project on Key Colony is more than $1 million in total. It includes a new reverse osmosis portion of the sewage treatment plant, allowing the city to re-use water on city-owned properties like its nine-hole parthree golf course. That saves us a lot of money being able to use that instead of [Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority] water, she said. Wovas is a 20-year Keys property owner who moved to Key Colony fulltime three years ago. He said he would also like to help see the city through sewer improvements and other capital projects. I thought that my background might be helpful to the commission in dealing with the projects and moving the city forward, he said.Wovas, 75, is a retired senior executive with CSX Transportation Co., a large North American rail company.Its going to take some financial planning and what Ill call fairly important negotiations to bring these projects to fruition, he said. Wovas added that his time is limitless to be able to support the community and thats my interest. Paterson, 75, retired as a Key Colony Beach city employee in August after seven years. She served as an assistant city clerk. I think Im the best candidate to run because I just retired from City Hall, she said. This is my life and I intend to stay here. I always like to keep active and contribute to the city I live in. Paterson bought property on Key Colony Beach in 1990 and has lived there fulltime since 1995. Shes a former Cabana Club and Exit Realty employee. Paterson said a main focus for her would be a more efficient wastewater billing system that could save the city money. She said it could be less time-consuming sending bills out every three months to 900 people. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com SPONSORS Susan and Gary Ellis Pasta Pantaleo Galleries Mangrove Mike's Keys Sanitary Service Rex Air Remedy's Nutrition Cheeca Lodge and SpaSPONSORS Riva Motorsports South Geuther Family Lobster Trap Gifts Shell World Skip Bradeen's "Blue Chip Too" RH Trucking-St. Paul, Mn. Lodge Family Held on the grounds of the31020 Overseas Highway Mile Marker 31 Big Pine KeyFor more information contact LKCC:(305) 872-2411 (800) 872-3722info@lowerkeyschamber.comLower Keys Chamber of Commerce D 4 years later, DUI death trial nearsMichigan native and seasonal Middle Keys resident Richard Lee Hall could finally face DUI-manslaughter charges going on four years since he allegedly caused the death of 61-yearold Bernie Snyder in a drunk-driving accident. Hes been spending [time in Marathon] getting ready for the case. The trial, if we dont resolve it in another way, [should be] in the next three to four months I would estimate, Halls attorney, William Heffernan, said. Hall, 68, was arrested on May 2, 2010, three months after he crashed a 2001 Chevy Corvette driven into a metal pole and fence along U.S. 1. Snyder was tossed from the car and died; he wasnt wearing a seatbelt. An April 2010, an arrest warrant issued by acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker said Hall had a blood alcohol content of .104 at 8:24 p.m. the night of the crash. The crash happened at 5:40 p.m. In Florida, .08 is considered legally drunk.Hall and Snyder had reportedly gone to the Dions On the Run convenience store near mile marker 47.5 for cigarettes and were headed south to their 11th Street homes. Hall apparently lost control of the sports car and drove off the road, striking a fence on the bayside of U.S. 1. On Oct. 18 last year, Hall was arrested on two felony charges that he failed to appear for a court date. Heffernan said the arrest was caused by a misunderstanding with Halls bonding agency.He did not fail to appear. The bonding agency out of Miami elected to not do business in the Florida Keys any longer, he said. That meant Hall was, by law, off bond and had to surrender himself to Florida authorities. He was in Michigan at the time and drove to the Keys to turn himself in, Heffernan said. Becker graciously re evaluated the bond situation and Mr. Hall is currently out on bond again. Hes been Johnny-on-the-spot when hes been asked to be in court, Heffernan said. Halls trial has been delayed for numerous reasons, including personal issues Heffernan has experienced in recent years. By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comIN THE COURTS HALL March 11 election qualifying opensBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comKEY COLONY BEACH PATERSON WOVAS ZAHNNew firehouse getting stained glassA proposal for three stained-glass panels based on the islands fishing and firefighting heritage has been selected for the newly expanded Conch Key firehouse.Virginia artist Maureen Melville designed the panels, to cover a top-floor window space measuring 12 feet by 4 feet, in a submission to Monroe Countys Art in Public Places program.County committee members advised Melville that they were looking for something that reflects the islands commercial fishing history and fire fighting, Melville said.The Monroe County Commission will be asked to approve the $14,000 project at its Jan. 16 meeting in Key West.The Art in Public Places program was enacted by county law in 2001, and is largely administered by the Florida Keys Arts Council. The program allocates 1 percent of money spent on most of the countys new construction or major renovations toward public art.Three artists submitted proposals for the Conch Key firehouse. A county arts advisory committee ranked Melvilles as the highest on quality, endurance, character, compatibility and other criteria.Artists were given the option of submitting a design for the top windows or for an outdoor sculpture. The three panels in Melvilles modern contemporary glass style depict a commercial fishing boat, Dalmatians and crab traps. CONCH KEYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com


Opinion & EditorialWednesday, January 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, FL 33050 E-mail: keynoter@keynoter.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALViolence with guns demands actionLETTERS TO THE EDITORSee a croc? Call the FWCFor your readers information, but particularly for writers to letters to the editor like Rachel Eakin (Dec. 4) and Barbara Burrill (Jan. 4), Florida has an ordinance dealing with nuisance alligators.Here it is: The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) is administered by the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. SNAP is one of five components of Floridas comprehensive Alligator Management Program. Its mission is to address complaints concerning alligators.Persons with concerns about an alligator may call our toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-4286). Generally, an alligator may be deemed a nuisance if it is at least four feet in length and the caller believes it poses a threat to people, pets or property. Yes, it applies to American crocodiles, too.I called the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission because I knew of this ordinance in January 2006, following hurricane Wilma that hit on Oct. 22, 2005. Following the hurricane, we had a 7-foot alligator and a 6-foot American crocodile in our canals in Jolly Rogers Estates on Little Torch Key.The FWC sent out two experienced trappers. They live-trapped both of them and moved them to the Everglades. I called because usually we swim in our canals, but everyone was afraid to go in swimming in them. After I called, it was fast service, too. I called one day and the next day the trappers were at my house. They had an 8-foot pram boat with them in the back of a pickup truck. They arrived while it was still daylight, but close to sunset time. They said they had headlights on their hats and they would row up and down the canals after it got dark, looking for them. They told me the eyes of both the gator and the croc would glow red in the bright search lights they had. When they spotted them, they would net or snare them. They had a long poled snare with them and a throw net. One night they got the alligator and they were back the next night and caught the American crocodile. Since then, we have not seen any alligators or crocs in our canals. We do have an excellent program here in Florida for dealing with nuisance animals a great use for our tax dollars and license fees. Fred Zydeck Little Torch Key Editors note: The FWC website says: Despite its shy nature, a crocodile is still a predatory animal and could be dangerous. You should never approach a crocodile, and if you see one that concerns you, you can call the FWCs Statewide Nuisance Alligator Hotline [(866)392-4286] to report the animal. Your information will be given to a biologist who will speak to you about the situation. An FWC Crocodile Response Agent may be sent to do a site visit at your location to gather more information, if warranted.That includes Stand Your Ground, which needs amending so that its not applied in willy-nilly wayAnthawn Ragan Jr., charged with casually firing two shots after he and an accomplice robbed a North Miami nail salon in November, killing 10year-old Aaron Vu and wounding his father, Hai Nam Vu, became the brutal face of the cold-blooded killer in 2013. Sad to say, he had plenty of company in a deadly year of shootings in South Florida. Pedro Alberto Vargas went on a shooting spree at his Hialeah apartment building in July, killing six of his neighbors before turning the gun on himself. Ivan Wong told police he opened fire on his wife and her family in Perrine in December, killing his brother-in-law. Then he got in his pickup truck and ran over his wife, Mabel Figueroa, killing her and injuring his father-in-law and two other people. So it went last year in much of South Florida drive-by shootings, homicides during armed robberies, domestic killings, random acts of violence that left behind grieving families and police manhunts (thankfully, the Keys see few homicides). Despite what some may say, if the killers didnt have that deadly weapon in hand, many South Floridians would still be alive in 2014. Yes, advocating for more gun-control laws, better background checks and other measures to reduce firearms on South Floridas mainland mean streets seems like a hopeless cause, particularly since Congress did nothing to curb gun ownership after the December 2012 shootings of 20 children and six adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., shocked the country. But just because lawmakers are cowed by the National Rifle Association doesnt make this nations love affair with firearms right. An offshoot of that national love affair is Floridas flawed Stand Your Ground law. It allows people to get away with murder. In 2005, the Legislature changed the law, eliminating the requirement that civilians in threatening situations should first try to retreat before defending themselves. Now, its perfectly fine to stand your ground and shoot first. The change was decried after George Zimmerman shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012 (even though Zimmerman did not use the Stand Your Ground defense). But the Legislature sat on its hands. So judges have become the last word on what constitutes a justified shooting when Stand Your Ground is invoked, and their rulings vary wildly, meting out injustice at times. Its a dangerous folly of Stand Your Grounds self-defense provision, so loosely written that one individuals shooting is justified while anothers shooting in similar circumstances is prosecuted. State legislators need to amend this law, period. Miami Herald Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. Debris issue appealedThe Marathon City Council could weigh in on Discount Rock and Sand owner Eddie Lopezs proposed recycling and transfer station for construction and demolition debris by the end of this month. The Stirrup Key Home owners Association on Dec. 23 filed an application with the city appealing a Dec. 16 Planning Commission ruling that Planning Director George Garrett was wrong to deny permits for the Aviation Boulevard project. Garrett said the council could hear the appeal as soon as its scheduled Jan. 28 meeting. That would come one week after the Planning Commission memorializes its decision by resolution on Jan. 21. Im assuming it will go to [the council at its] Jan. 28 meeting, but could go to February, he said. Arguments at the standing-room-only Planning Commission meeting last month boiled down to Lopez land-use consultant Sandy Walters claiming that a landuse table in the code says recycling facilities are as of right uses in industrial zoned areas. The proposed Aviation Boulevard site is zoned industrial. But the city argued a separate section of the code prohibiting junk, salvage or recycled metal yards takes precedence. Garrett said he applied that description because no clear definition of recycling exists in the code. One of the prohibited uses under the junk, salvage or recycled metal yards is construction and demolition debris. The vote to overturn Garretts denial was 3-2, with commissioners Dan Zieg and Lott Pansky dissenting. Commissioners Jim Tashjian, Lynn Landry and Ralph Lucignano voted to overturn the decision. Marv Schindler, president of the Stirrup Key Home owners Association, said his groups appeal was a unanimous decision of its sevenmember board. The group will make its own argument, and a simple one at that.Were going to make our case based primarily on what the [land development regulations] say. Its pretty clear that you cant have a recycling, construction and debris station in the city limits, he said.Were going to make our own presentation and theyll either accept it or they wont. If they dont, then well sue the city and then well have a lawyer, he said. Schindler said any other homeowners adjacent to Lopezs proposed recycle yard are welcome to join the associations appeal, which is costing the association $1,500 in a city feeBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONFIRM sends off 1,200 petitionsGrassroots organization Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe is doing whatever it can to make Floridas federal legislators aware of the crippling effects the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act has had and continues to have on Keys homeowners. Since being enacted on Oct. 1, the law has stuck many homeowners with staggering insurance premium hikes and resulted in real-estate deals called off. FIRM Executive Director Chic Wagner said the group has collected more than 1,200 petition signatures since Thursday and filed them with the Florida congressional delegation, which comprises Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and 27 House members. The petition urges the legislators to support the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act and not a bill recently introduced by Louisiana U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.Wagner said the Afford ability Act he refers to it as the good bill would benefit the Keys, while the Cassidy bill (HR 3693) would have little or no impact on whats happening in the Keys.What [the Affordability Act] does is it extends all of these rate increases for four years, he said. The primary purpose is so Congress can require [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] to do the economic impact study it was supposed to have done under the first iteration of BiggertWaters before they issue higher rates.Already, people cant sell their homes; equity values are tanking; people cant afford their bills. If they have mortgages they go into default. It affects everyone who lives in coastal Florida, especially Monroe County, he added.The Cassidy bill, meanwhile, would have little to no influence on the Keys and would pertain only to a small section of the BiggertWaters Act, which is aimed at stabilizing the $24 billion National Flood Insurance Program deficit.Wagner said the Cassidy bill aims only to delay flood insurance rate hikes for 18 months from the original Oct. 1 effective date, and doesnt address Keys issues such as pre-FIRM housing and second-home ownership.Whats already started happening on Oct. 1 is not affected one way or the other, he said. The practical consequence is a much smaller number would be helped. The average Keys mortgage holder had paid $650 to $1,000 per year for flood insurance, but insurance agents up and down the Keys are quoting new annual premiums as high as $43,000 per year depending on the type of house and its location.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comFLOOD INSURANCE Who wants to be lieutenant governor?GUEST COLUMNMuch has been written about Floridas lieutenant governor. Not the person currently there is no one in the job but, rather, the position. There has been speculation about who would eventually fill the position that has been vacant for nine months since Jennifer Carroll stepped aside. While she formally resigned, it is widely believed she was asked to do so. Who will be the next lieutenant governor is a fun political parlor game, yet it glosses over a sad reality: Does it really matter? The position has been vacant for the better part of a year and are we any worse off for it?The position has no formal duties or responsibilities. Once asked to join the ticket, the candidate performs as head cheerleader for the campaign and as a surrogate for the top of the ticket. Theres not much public opportunity for independent thought or personal opinion.The lieutenant governor does not serve on the three-person Cabinet, and therefore does not get involved in any of the weighty clemency issues or landacquisition decisions. Likewise, he or she is left out of the voting on rules and procedures involving the 12 boards and commissions that the governor and Cabinet oversee. The lieutenant governor is not even needed to break a 2-2tie vote. In case of a tie, the governors position prevails. Historically, the state did without a lieutenant governor. Then in 1968 the position was reinstated. Jennifer Carroll served as only Floridas 18th. Nationally, five states do not have a lieutenant governor, and in four other states the lieutenant governor is equivalent to the secretary of state.In Florida, the position is created in our state Constitution and a few particulars appear in state statutes, but for the most part there is little structure, authority or responsibility enumerated. The lieutenant governors primary duty is to replace the governor in the case of his death, resignation or inability to perform the duties of the office. Additionally, the lieutenant governor may have other duties as assigned by the governor and the Florida Legislature.The position comes with an impressive title, a nice suite of offices in close proximity to the governor and a respectable salary of $125,000. Depending on the management style of the governor, the lieutenant governor can be given some challenging tasks or can become a ceremonial ribbon-cutter or funeral attender.During the tenure of two governors, Lawton Chiles and Jeb Bush, several lieutenant governors seemed to enjoy more of a true partnership in governing.Lawton Chiles had already achieved political success, culminating with a powerful chairmanship in the U.S. Senate. He surprised many with his decision to run for governor. He chose Buddy MacKay as his running mate and entrusted him with great autonomy and responsibility.Perhaps because of Chiles health and advanced age or perhaps because he had little left to prove in terms of a political legacy, he shared the duties and power in a rare political partnership. As a result, MacKay was prepared to move into the role, albeit for a very short duration, when Chiles did, in fact, die in office.Under Gov. Jeb Bush, Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan, the former education commissioner, worked directly with legislators to craft some of Bushs top policy priorities involving education and the environment. During those years, I remember having frequent work sessions with Brogan on comprehensive growth-management reform. There was little doubt among Tallahassee insiders that Brogan had the governors ear and the juice to get the job done.After Brogan left the position, Bush turned to former Senate President Toni Jennings, a well-respected and strategic political player. As lieutenant governor, Jennings was skillful at using her relationships to shepherd Bushs top priorities through the legislative process to final passage. Most lieutenant governors didnt enjoy this type of authority and responsibility. Additionally, the position seldom led to higher elected office.While it can be much more, the position has generally been a dead end, a primarily unchallenging ceremonial post in which loyalty and obedience to the governor and other high-ranking officials are rewarded with a nice title and salary and, on occasion; a meaningful task.Is it any wonder current officeholders arent clamoring for the position? Either beef up the position or do away with it. Determining its importance based on whos occupying the Governors Mansion is no way to run a state. Editors note: A Florida resident, Barbara DeVane, is suing Gov. Rick Scott for failing to fill the states No. 2 job. The lawsuit, filed Monday, argues Scott is legally obligated to name a new lieutenant governor and asks the state Supreme Court to hurry along the selection process. In the lawsuit, DeVane raised concerns about the order of succession. If Scott cant serve, Attorney General Pam Bondi is next in line while the office of lieutenant governor is vacant. Paula Dockery served in the Florida Legislature for 16 years as a Republican from Lakeland. This is reprinted from the Miami Herald. DOCKERY Passengers aboard the Stump Thumper, an airboat helmed by Capt. Mike Kent, get an up-close view of a 7-foot crocodile during an airboat tour from Everglades Holiday Park.Miami Herald photo by MARSHA HALPER


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Leslie Leopold, 305.942.0215 Cheri Tindall, 305.664.7661 NOTICEOFMEETING FROMTHEMONROECOUNTY PARKSANDRECREATION ADVISORYBOARDAPARKSANDRECREATIONADVISORYBOARD meetinghasbeenscheduledforMonday,January13,2014, 6:00PM,attheHarveyGovernmentCenter,1200Truman Ave.,2ndFloor,BOCCChambers,KeyWest,Monroe County,Florida.Thismeetingisopentothepublic.For moreinformationpleasecontactRosaWashingtonat(305) 292-4432oratwashington-rosa@monroecounty-fl.gov A DAASSISTANCE -Ifyouareapersonwithadisability,who needsspecialaccommodationsinordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,pleasecontacttheCountyAdministratorsOffice,by phoning(305)292-4441,betweenthehoursof8:30a.m.-5:00 p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5)calendardayspriortothescheduled meeting;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1.PublishedKeynoter1/1/14,1/4/14,1/8/14&1/11/14 Business BUSINESS BRIEFSHospital honors four for 201 workFishermens Community Hospital in Marathon has honored four staffers as its best employees of the year for 2013, with the winners announced at the medical centers employee appreciation dinner at the Key Colony Inn.Robin Mearns, director of cardiopulmonary, was named manager of the year. A 23-year veteran of the hospital, she was praised for her leadership and dedication. Mearns is a 33-year resident of Marathon who holds an associates degree in science from St. Marys Junior College in Minneapolis.Nurse of the Year honors went to Susan Bolz of the Surgical Services Depart ment. Originally from Blanchard, Okla., Bolz moved to Marathon in May 2012. She graduated from Oklahoma City Community College.Admitting Supervisor Rhonda Bezanis was named the employee of the year. The Big Pine Key resident started with Fishermens in 2006. Shes originally from Texas. Chief Executive Officer Hal Leftwich also recognized Charlotte Robbins for her 40 years of service to the hospital. She has been a member of the Dietary Department since 1973.Plan your financesNew Years resolutions often involve eating better and exercising, but you can also use the start of the year to get financially fit.Making resolutions is easier than keeping them, however. The Associated Press talked to a few financial experts about what you should be doing to keep your money goals for the year on track.Here are five money resolutions to consider for 2014:Know your standingBegin 2014 with an overall view of your finances. Figure out your net worth. Write down your assets bank balances, retirement accounts and the value of your home. Next list your debts, such as car loans, mortgages or credit-card balances. Subtract your debts from your assets.Save it, and do this exercise annually or twice a year. Writing the numbers down will help you see how your net worth is changing over the years, says Ernst & Youngs Elda Di Re, who is a partner at the accounting firms personal financial services group.Think smallAiming to save a big pot of money can be overwhelming and set you up for failure.Instead of resolving to save $1,200 over the year, for example, break that amount into smaller goals, says Jerry Love, an independent certified public accountant and a member of the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, which aims to educate Americans on personal finances. For a figure like $1,200, focus on saving $100 a month instead.Pulling together smaller amounts may be more manageable. Once you see that youre able to meet that goal after a few months, youre more likely to stay on track for the rest of the year, Love says.Pay yourself firstMake any savings automatic. Ask your employer to send a certain amount of your paycheck to a savings account.If you manually move money to your savings account, youre likelier to forget. You should invest in yourself before having a chance to spend the money, says Lisa Featherngill, a CPA and managing director of Abbot Downing, the money management business of Wells Fargo.Pay down debtTackle credit-card debt this year by writing down all the cards you have, their balances and the interest rate you pay. You should increase payments on the card with the highest rate, says Ken Hevert, Fidelitys vice president of retirement products. Paying $100 more than the minimum amount due every month will help you pay it back faster and save money in interest payments, says Hevert.Save moreNo matter your age, most people should be putting 10 percent to 15 percent of their income toward retirement, says Hevert, who works for a company that manages retirement accounts. That could be in a 401(k) account, a retirement savings plan provided by employers, or an individual retirement account. People are living longer and pensions from employers, which used to help fund retirements, are disappearing, Hevert says. Retirement has become a do-it-yourself project, he says.Try to save, pay down debt when you canBy JOSEPH PISANIAssociated PressCONSUMERS NEW SIGN FOR THE GREEN TURTLE Have you noticed the new sign in front of the iconic Green Turtle Inn at mile marker 81.2 oceanside, installed by Eye Catchers Signs on Dec. 18? It features a green turtle outlined in neon, just as it has since 1958. Sid and Roxie Siderious opened the Green Turtle Inn in 1947. Now its home to Florida Keys Outfitters, the Green Turtle restaurant and a wine and spirits shop. BEZANIS


You know youre living in a weird state when theres a Festivus pole made out of beer cans displayed in the Capitol, a man offers to trade a live alligator for a 12-pack of beer, and a homeowners association has to create a no-swimmingas-a-mermaid rule. Florida is the kind of state where lawmakers found it necessary to pass a law that bans using food stamps in strip bars. Its a state where dogs are trained to sniff out giant African land snails. Its where three Miami-area mayors were arrested on separate corruption charges in a single month and an officer got in trouble for giving Miami Heat star LeBron James a police escort to a Justin Timberlake/Jay Z concert.It was, once again, a weird year in Florida. The rules are different here and people come down here thinking they can do anything, said Craig Pittman, a Tampa Bay Times reporter who tweets about odd Florida news and blogged about the states penchant for oddness for www.slate.com. When you mix millions of tourists, transplanted residents from around the world, a culture thats often based on greed and strange wildlife, bizarre things are going to happen, Pittman said. People come here to party, people come here to hide and people come to make a quick buck. Why would you want to live someplace boring like Nebraska compared to here, where every day when you open the paper youre going to see something astonishing? Pittman said. Weird stuff happens in other places, but not nearly as much and not nearly as often.We love gunsAnd Floridians love guns. Sometimes a little too much. At least six people were struck by bullets falling from the sky during celebratory gunfire for New Years Eve, the Miami Heats championship and the Fourth of July. A Hillsborough County deputy left a loaded pistol inside a bathroom stall at a movie theater, where a 9year-old boy found it. A Walt Disney World visitor on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun.Even when Floridians try to use guns for good, they can get in trouble, like a shopper at an Orange City Wal-Mart who helped a store security guard capture a shoplifter by firing four shots at the suspects car. Then there was the Deerfield Beach Wal-Mart employee who police said shot out a co-workers car window because he was jealous she was named employee of the month.A Broward County man was charged with pistolwhipping a Dunkin Donuts employee for getting his coffee order wrong. A bullet fired at a Winter Garden gas station clerk was stopped by a cell phone in his pocket.Sorry, wrong numberCell phones werent so lucky for two criminals. A man was charged with murder in Broward County after he pocket-dialed 911 and an operator heard him planning the crime, and an Orange City tow truck driver also pocket-dialed 911 and was overheard talking about drugs. He was tracked down and arrested. Then there were simply odd calls to 911, like the man arrested in Pinellas County that drunk-dialed 911 complaining his drug dealer was mad at him. A St. Petersburg man was arrested after authorities said he dialed 911 about 80 times and asked for Kool-Aid, burgers and weed to be delivered. Drivers in Miami called 911 after a truck driver stopped to pick up the dead body that fell out of the passenger door. Driving in Miami may be a little less weird now that a MiamiDade officer is behind bars. He was pulling over female drivers and having suggestive conversations, asking one woman if he could see the scars from her breast enhancement surgery. There were other law enforcement officers who got in trouble, like a Boca Raton police officer who resigned when his wife was charged with running a prostitution ring. A Lee County deputy and his girlfriend were charged with growing marijuana in their home. Two Tampa undercover police officers were fired for spending several hours drinking at a strip club while on duty. Floridas strip clubs were in the news often. In four separate incidents, men were charged with child neglect while leaving children between the ages of 4 months and 7 years in cars while visiting strip clubs. One was a former NFL football player.Another former NFL star made news. Chad Ochocinco Johnson was found in contempt of court when he slapped his lawyer on the butt in celebration after resolving a domestic violence charge.An 18-year-old Miami woman created a stir on YouTube after she flipped off a judge. She later explained she was under the influence of Xanax and alcohol.Love gone wrongA Jacksonville corrections officer was convicted of filing false tax returns with identities he allegedly stole from inmates. A bailiff in Marion County resigned after love letters he sent to a female prisoner were discovered.In other stories of love gone wrong, A Palm Coast man was accused of threatening to kill his wife during an argument about cleaning the kitty litter and Palm Bay police arrested a man who bit his girlfriends thumb off while driving her to work at a Taco Bell.An Orlando area prostitute was charged with attempted murder after nearly biting off a mans penis. A 19-year-old Bradenton woman was charged with biting her boyfriends penis when he refused to have sex with her. The Hernando County school districts chief financial officer resigned after reports she posted sexually explicit material to her blog during work and from school board meetings. A 60-yearold Thonotosassa elementary school secretary received dozens of calls and texts from men looking for sex when her number was mistakenly placed in an escort service ad.In other odd school news, a jar containing a fetus was found in a Lee County classroom, a Deltona substitute teacher was ordered to leave after she heard imaginary voices yelling curses, a Santa Rosa Beach elementary school called in a bomb squad when a second-grader brought a grenade for show-and-tell and a Miami teacher was fired after she posted photos on Facebook showing her posing with students while holding bottles of booze.Social media did add to Floridas weird year. A Tampa woman was arrested and charged with child neglect after posting a picture on Instagram showing her dangling her baby over a balcony. A Coral Springs high school student became a Twitter sensation after tweeting a photo of himself grinning while standing in front of his pregnant teacher as she went into labor. She went to the hospital but didnt have the baby until two days later.Animal tracksThen there was the Miami man who walked into a convenience store and offered a live 4-foot alligator in exchange for a 12-pack of beer.A man running from police in Pinellas County was attacked by an alligator while hiding at a water treatment plant. A 6-foot alligator walked up to the entrance of an Apopka Wal-Mart and stayed there as the automatic doors repeatedly opened and closed. A Deltona woman turned her 45-year-old son in to authorities for keeping a baby alligator in their bathtub and a Palm Beach County man turned in his son after he sent a text message bragging about killing an alligator with a machete. Among other animals in the news was a 200-pound kangaroo on the loose in Lacoochee. Hillsborough County deputies executing an eviction notice found 22 dead cats in the homes two freezers. Florida wildlife officials broke up a black-market monkey sales ring in Miami. A Cantonment man died after being run over by his dog, which jumped in the running vehicle and hit the accelerator. A man who stopped on Interstate 75 to help a turtle cross the road was bit by a rattlesnake. Three thieves stole $8,000 worth of snakes from a Bradenton pet store by hiding them in their hoodies. A Monroe County deputy found a Key deer wandering around with a Doritos bag stuck on its head. And a potbellied pig born with fused, unusable hind legs became an Internet hit after a veterinarian had a tiny wheelchair built for the piglet, named Chris P. Bacon. Leon County deputies used a stun gun to tame a 6foot-tall escaped llama and also arrested a man they said tried to rob a convenience store with a cattle prod. Among strange items found floating off Florida beaches: A purse containing $13,087.88, a burlap bag with $700,000 worth of cocaine, a diamond ring in a plastic bag and a brass urn containing ashes. A Sarasota mall was evacuated and shut down for two hours after a man sprinkled some of his fiances ashes outside a store. Firefighters in St. Petersburg arrived at a home and the man inside wouldnt let them in to fight the fire. They broke down the door and found about 100 marijuana plants about to go up in smoke. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Hearing TestCALLFOR APPT. IN-HOME SERVICENathan Trigoboff (H.A.S., Doctor of Education)C.I.CNearly invisible 100% Digital$79500THE OPTICAL SHOPPEDR. BOILINI'S OFFICE743-8316451-14812375 O/S Hwy., Marathon KeyKey Largowww.hearingaidman.com OPEN FITS $995.00 THE HEARING AID MAN Guns, gators, Festivus part of weird yearBy BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press2013 REWIND: FLORIDA


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR FURNITURE SALE IN STOCK 20% to 40% OFF! Soldier Ride is backThe annual Soldier Ride, during which wounded military veterans make their way down the Keys via bicycle, returns to Monroe County Friday and Saturday, starting in Key Largo and ending in Key West. Story, 4B MARATHON BOYS HOOPSKeynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYMarathon High School senior Damian Chavez eludes a defender during the Dolphins 68-64 loss to East Lee High School (Fort Myers) on Friday. Chavez led the team with 16 points and added four assists.Fins hang tough in close defeatThe Marathon High School basketball team came up just short Friday against a talented East Lee High School team out of Fort Myers.The Dolphins hung close in the 68-64 loss, despite being significantly outsized by the Jaguars, who beat Key West the following night. Marathon was missing big man Cooper Chaplin for a second straight game due to injury. I thought we played well. Other than 13 turnovers between our two main ball handlers and missing 12 free throws. I thought we played a good game. It was a good team effort; everyone contributed and we played hard, Dolphins coach Kevin Freeman said. It was an athletic Jaguars squad that forced the undersized Dolphins into many of those turnovers. But Marathon did well to hold its own on the boards.Without a big presence in the post, Richie [Wells] and Willie [Guerra] did a good job of getting rebounds, Freeman said.Ironically, Freeman said perhaps the Dolphins most successful lineup during the game was its smallest. At one point our tallest guy was 5-foot-10-inches. We moved the ball well on offense; we passed the ball well and took good shots, he said. It looked at one point like the Jaguars were set to pull away, building a 26-16 firsthalf lead. But quick threes by Damian Chavez and Mike Allen pulled the Dolphins back within four. Chavez hit another threepointer just before halftime that closed the gap to two points, 35-33, at the break. The Dolphins took a 36-7-7 squad hosts 2 games this weekendBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Its all ones for Lady ConchsThe Key West High girls soccer team returned from a 20-day layoff to go 1-1-1 at an eight-team tournament last Thursday and Friday at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale. The tourney was a prelude to the final week of the regular season, which, for the Conchs, begins at 6 tonight at Marathon, continues at 6 Friday night at Coral Shores, and concludes at noon Saturday against Hollywood ChaminadeMadonna at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Key West will try to complete a two-game sweep against both the Dolphins and the Hurricanes. In the Westminster tourney, the Conchs 4-1 victory over Mater Lakes Academy marked the re-emergence of Libby Isherwood as a scoring threat. The senior midfielder scored three goals the first hat trick of her career. It was the game she had been waiting for, coach Scott Paul said of Isherwood, who also assisted on a goal scored by Angela Niles. She has had a lot of back problems, but she finally got her shot down. Those were wellplaced goals. After losing to Coral Springs Charter, 2-0, onSoccer team hopes to sweep Fins, HurricanesBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST GIRLS SOCCERThe upside: This snap sparks fishingIf youre here on vacation, you may not be happy about this weeks cold front, but its just what we need to shake up the fishing a bit. Water temps on the reef have been hovering in the mid-70s. This cooldown should send our wintertime fish visitors into a more aggressive feeding mode. Sailfish always seem to be the first to respond to a sharp cooling trend, so were looking for increased action in that arena throughout the Keys.Ballyhoo still reign supreme as the bait of choice, although some anglers are having luck with cigar minnows with some regularity. Those live-baiting in anywhere from 130 to 200 feet of water on any kind of color change or weed line are having the greatest success.Fishing for yellowtail snapper has been good, with the shallower reef depths of 30 to 40 feet providing the most consistent catching.The channel humps in Hawk Channel are producing a wide variety of snappers as well as hogfish and cero mackerel. And were starting to see a nice push of kingfish.Charter captains tell me the kings average 20 to 30 pounds, with more than a few over 40. Your best baitsSnapper of all kinds heating upFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSSee Fishing, 2B Jeff and Ruth from North Carolina fished with Island Lure Charters last Tuesday, catching Jeffs biggest fish ever, a 20-pound king, and large cero mackerel. They had so much fun they fished again later in the week and beat his Tuesday catch with 39and 40-pound kings.Chris Johnson CaptainsColumnSee Dolphins, 2BSee Soccer, 2BConchs fall to East LeeEast Lee County High School boys basketball coach Brien Crowder was in a chatty mood as his talented 13-5 team warmed up before Saturday nights game against Key West, a game in which the Conchs would try for their first victory of the season. A tall portly man of 55, with snow-colored hair and a demonstrative manner, he mentioned that his overall record in high school, junior colleges and small colleges was 583-285, and that he once shared lunch with NBA Hall of Famer Nate Archibald.He also said that, in 2009, he won $234,000 on the TV game show Deal or No Deal, showing the proof on his phone. He was great, man, he said of Howie Mandel, the shows host. The basketball game soon began and, because of the weather, a scant crowd was on hand as the Jaguars Winfred Ward dunked for a 2-0 lead. Ward and fellow senior starter Kendall Sawyer had recently starred in nationally televised high school football all-star teams. With little crowd noise, the sound of squeakingBball squad makes late push but not enoughBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BOYS HOOPSSee Conchs, 2BKeys girls sweep at Orange ClassicA team of all-star Florida Keys girls prep soccer players went undefeated at 3-0 in the Orange Classic College Showcase Tournament, played Dec. 28, 29 and 30 in Plantation in west Broward.The Classic is a showcase for prep players to show their skills to visiting college coaches on all levels. More than 30 college coaches attended, according to Florida Keys Soccer Club Under 17 Coach Pat Fazio and Assistant Coach Chris Bull.First up on Dec. 28 was Tropical Park, which scored first, right after the first water break. The Keys girls were showing some nerves with all the college coaches around but held Tropical Park off to be down 1-0 at the half. A Marathon connection sparked the comeback with Savannah Rodamer crossing over to Chandler Elliot, who finished it cleanly into the net to know the game. Ten minutes after that, Rodamer struck her own goal with a clean, low drive the went under Tropical Parks keeper. Goalie Pookie Del Pino from Coral Shores High kept the team in it with a couple of great saves. And with fiveAll-stars 3-0 in showcase for collegesYOUTH SOCCERSee Classic, 2B


sneakers was pronounced, and the rain pounding on the roof produced a dull roar. East Lee went out to an 18-5 lead, in part because of missed Key West layups, before the Conchs Ziyah Jefferson made a 3-point shot. It was 22-11 after the first quarter. Crowder, who long ago played at Wofford College, even got in on the action, scooping up a loose ball near the Jaguars bench and sending a perfect 1960sera two-handed bounce pass to referee Glenwood Lopez. The Jaguars, with 6-foot8 Gerard Tarin scoring on a dunk and a 15-footer, extended their lead in the second period to 28-13. But the Conchs, with Nathaniel Hayes hurtling through taller defenders to draw foul shots, and Alan Greager swishing a 3-pointer, got to within 33-25 at the half. Then came the third quarter our best of the season, said Key West coach Tony McDowell.Guard Chase Renner, who had scored only two points in the first half, opened the period with two 3-point baskets. An undersized guard, he seemed to be everywhere. He passed to Michael Stern, who dunked; then he got his own rebound and hit an eight-footer that cut the lead to 41-38.Key West, which for the third consecutive game never led, got as close as 41-40 when goal-tending was called on an Andre Patterson layup. After that, the Jaguars reverted to their explosive transition games, and Tarin, Sawyer and Cordell Downes all scored on drives to the basket during a 13-4 run to end the quarter with a 53-42 lead.Renner got the Conchs to within nine in the fourth before East Lee again pulled away. The game wound down in a flurry of technical fouls and free throws. Key West scored the last seven points to make the final score a more-respectable 83-69. I cant get out of Key West fast enough, Crowder who was as upset with the officiating as McDowell was had said late in the game, his 584th victory secured. It wouldnt happen this time, but Crowder said he was reminded of a game in Georgia when three of his players surrounded a referee in the last seconds of a game after he had told them to guard the guy whos hurt us the most. Renner led the Conchs with 22 points (20 in the second half) and Jefferson had 16. Ward and Tarin each had 23 for the Jaguars, and Sawyer added 13. Very scrappy, Crowder said of Key West afterward. They played hard, we played hard. Its a tough place to play for the larger ones are live blue runners (which you can typically catch right on the spot) flown on a kite or hung on a float back in your slick. The cero and Spanish mackerel, along with the medium-size kings, are taking shrimp on a jighead fished quickly through your chum slick. From the bridges out to Florida Bay, the mangrove bite remains excellent, with plenty of fish in the twoto three-pound class. As a reminder, grouper season is closed with no exceptions until May 1, so all grouper caught must be released.The weeks bestCapt. T.J. Yzenas, of Island Lure Charters out of Captain Hooks Marina in Marathon, says the fishing has been great on both sides of the islands. Oceanside, he caught yellowtail, lane, mangrove and mutton snapper, hogfish and large lemon sharks. In the bay, theres a hot bite of Spanish mackerel in addition to mangroves. Capt. Larry Bell and Blue Magic Charters out of Keys Fisheries in Marathon spent the week fishing in the bay, producing good catches of mangroves, sea trout and mackerel. Capt. Ariel Medero, of Big Game Sportfishing at the Hammocks/BlueGreen Resort in Marathon, reports the sailfish bite has been steady, along with consistent catches of blackfin tuna, wahoo and even some dolphin. The cero, Spanish and king mackerel are starting to show in heavy numbers on the reef and in Hawk Channel. And on the bay wrecks, there are lots of Spanish mackerel, kingfish, mangrove snapper and cobia. While fishing with Medero in 200 feet of water, Ralph and Melina, from Pennsylvania, caught a double-header wahoo by trolling Billy Baits. When the warm weather prevailed, Capt. Diego Cordova, of Flat Out Sportfishing, was able to get Mike and Kyler Stephenson out flats fishing. Mike caught and released a 17-pound permit and they landed a few pompano that were filleted for dinner. The Stephensons have been fishing with Cordova since Kyler was 6. He celebrated his 20th birthday on this trip.The SeaSquared Charters crews rang in 2014 with lots of channel, bridge and bay fishing. Mangrove snapper was the primary catch along with loads of Spanish mackerel for the smoker. Other species caught included hogfish, yellowjacks, yellowtails and sea trout. Our anglers also had fun with some sharks.The charter boats at Captain Pips Marina were busy, with Capt. Zach Willis, Capt. Bob Kidwell and deckhand Roy Boston putting their groups on good catches of mangroves, yellowtails, yellowjacks, hogfish and mackerel.Fishing seminarThe Marathon Boat Yard and Marine Center kicks off its 2014 seminar series Thursday with Capt. Scott Walker, who will discuss The Secrets to Sailfishing in the Keys. Join them from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at their showroom at 2001 Overseas Highway in Marathon (next to West Marine). There will beverages, popcorn and drawings for prizes. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters .com and http://Facebook .com/Marathon Fishing. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Dont worry, winds wil lay downFrom Fishing, 1B35 lead in the opening moments of the third quarter on a Jonathan Guerra threepointer. He hit another that gave the Dolphins a 43-41.The Jaguars battled back and built a 66-56 lead with time running out in the fourth quarter, but a Nelson Rojas three-pointer made it a 66-62 game. It was 68-64 with 1:56 remaining, but neither team would score the rest of the way and East Lee held on for the win. Chavez led the Dolphins with 16 points to go along with four assists, while Rojas added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Jonathan Guerra had 14 points, while Wells added eight points and six rebounds. Marathon (7-7) is scheduled to host a pair of District 16 opponents this weekend. The Dolphins are slated to face Westwood Christian School at 7 p.m. on Friday, and Palmer Trinity School at 3 p.m. on Saturday.Chavez scores 16From Dolphins, 1B Friday morning, the Conchs came back later in the day to ti e Westminster Academy, 1-1. Westminster was all over us in the first 10 minutes, but we withstood the challenge, Paul said. It was a physical game with a lot of hard tackles. Westminster had a 1-0 halftime lead after a 30yard shot bounced in front of the goal and went in past keeper Angela Martin.But Martins goal tending and the defensive quartet of Ashley Martin, Lindsey Free, Gaby Pozzi and Selyne Casas kept Westminster at bay throughout the second half, and the Conchs finally got the tying goal on a shot by Niles with 30 seconds left in the game. It was the freshmans 27th goal of the season.Key West played without Caila DeAbreu, its second-leading scorer, whom, Paul said, was on vacation. Shes missed 10 games this season, he said.The Conchs, who have one more victory than they had last season, will take a 13-6-1 record into tonights game. Next Tuesday, they will host the District 16-3A tournament.Games physicalFrom Soccer, 1B Key West losing streak at eightFrom Conchs, 1B minutes left, a Tropical Park player was shown a red card after taking down Keys cocaptain Brandi Spalten in the box on a breakaway. Spalten missed the penalty kick but the team won the game 2-1. Next up the following day was Tampa FC. Key West freshman Angela Niles opened the scoring with an effective finish that found its way to the back of the net. Then a scuffle in front of the net lead to a Tampa FC score for a 1-1 halftime score.Play was pretty even the second half but the difference maker was just before the water break. Rodamer had a one on one with the keeper and scored with a chip over the keeper and under the crossbar for the 2-1 victory. The Keys final game on Dec. 30 was against Team Boca. Fifteen minutes in, Rodamer crossed it to the middle, where it deflected off Niles; Elliot was on the back post to score the first goal.The Keys girls controlled the majority of play the first half, creating several good opportunities. They converted one before halftime to have a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break. But Team Boca woke up during halftime and came out strong. However, the island team rose up, too, and the match was even for the next 20 minutes. Then Spalten sent a beautiful ball behind the defense, right where Rodamer could run on to it and score. Team Boca scored in the last few minutes but the Keys girls held on for the 31 victory and a sweep of their three games.Keys girls sweepFrom Classic, 1B Web extrasPrep sports have resumed since the break for the holidays, including these youll find atwww.KeysInfoNet .com/sports:The Key West boys soccer team has a rough outing at the Westminster Academy tournament over the weekend.The Key West wrestling team finishes in the middle of the pack at the Green Cove Springs Rotary Invitational.


LIVING BRIEFSNew Apple systems discussed ThursdayThose interested can learn about iOS7 and Mavericks, the two new operating systems from Apple, when the Upper Keys Mac User Group hosts Joe Lytton and Taylor Amon from Small Dog Electronics in Key West.The free session is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Key Largo library, mile marker 101.4 oceanside in Trade Winds Plaza. No reservations required and refreshments will be served.Keys flotillas teach safe boatingU.S. Coast Guard Aux iliary flotillas throughout the Keys have planned safeboating classes for throughout January. Each year, Monroe County has more boating accidents than any other county in the state, authorities say. The classes teach boat handling, understanding the markers, rules of the road, safety equipment, state rules, weather and other necessary local information, and more. Some fees apply.Key West: Starting Jan. 11. Contact Kathy Braud at 304-7170 or captkbro@ yahoo.com.Marathon: Starting Jan. 14. Contact Dotti Mattern at 731-7148 (dmatt103@bell south.net).Big Pine Key: Starting Jan. 21. Contact Phil Stern at 453-6492 (USCGAUXClass Reg@gmail.com) or Bob Eicholtz at 872-7505 (aux bob@bellsouth.net).Key Largo: Starting Jan. 25. Contact Jim Marcotte at (850) 291-6895 (james marcotte@gmail.com).Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance to owners who successfully complete such boater safety programs. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Were selling boats and need listings! If youre considering selling or buying, contact BlueWater Boat Brokerage today. (305) 872-3123 bluewaterboats@comcast.net www.bluewaterboatbrokerage.com ANOTHER ONE SOLD BY BLUEWATER BOAT BROKERAGE! This beautiful 37 Cruisers Yacht was listed and sold by BlueWater Boat Brokerage. Living Lectures give broad insightWhen the winter season arrives, it means the launch of lecture programs throughout the Florida Keys. Following are four of them.SanctuaryRegistration is open for Florida Keys Community Colleges Sanctuary Seminar, a six-week non-credit lecture series hosted by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.The course is open to those interested in learning more about the ecological and cultural resources of the sanctuary. Lectures are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Jan. 14 through Feb. 18 at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, at the end of Southard Street in Key West.Topics:Finding Sea Truth: Marine Weather Spotting in the Florida Keys, Kenard Chip Kasper, National Weather Service in Key West.Ships and Their Stories: Creating Maritime Art, David Harrison Wright, maritime artist and historian.How Tourism Affects the Dolphins Near Key West, Jessica Powell, marine mammal biologist.Meet the Mosquito: Breaking the Dengue Cycle, Bob Eadie and Dr. Mark Whiteside, Monroe County Health Department.Prehistoric Snowbirds: We are not the first?, Michelle Williams, Florida Public Archaeology Network.Diving the U.S.S. Monitor: A Civil War Submarine, Brett Stafford, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. For more information, contact the Eco-Discovery Center at 809-4750. To register for the course, contact the college Community Educa tion Department at 809-3185. The tuition fee is $19 for all six lectures.Marathon libraryThe 2014 Speakers Series of the Friends of the Marathon Library kicks off on Jan. 16 at St. Columba Episcopal Church, 451 52nd St. in Marathon, with Key West High School baseball coach Ralph Henriquez. Henriquez, who led the baseball team to three state titles, was named in July to succeed Miguel Menendez, who stepped down after eight seasons and a 120-94 record. The 2013 Conchs started 113 but finished 12-12 and lost in the district semifinals.Henriquez returns as Conchs coach this year following a stint at Belen Jesuit Prep in Miami. He also has worked for the Atlanta Braves.On Jan. 23, Felix Rodriguez will talk about his many adventures as a Cuban patriot fighting against Castro, as an American soldier fighting in Vietnam and as a CIA operative in Central and South America. He was there when Che Guevara was killed by Bolivian forces in 1967.On Jan. 30, Marathon photographer Larry Benvenuti will talk about his latest trip to Cuba, last July and August 2013. He will also detail the logistics of organizing a trip to Cuba either as an individual or with a group.The lecture series continues Thursdays through March and is free. Talks start at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 for coffee, tea and coffee.College seriesFlorida Keys Community College is launching what it calls its V.I.P. Lectures Series, a new endeavor at the Tennessee Williams Theater at the colleges Stock Island campus.The series begins at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 with After Ponce: Rethinking the Early History of La Florida and the Keys by Dr. J. Michael Francis, a history professor and the Hough Family chairman of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. Francis will explore the forgotten past and evolution of a colonial society created by Europeans, Africans and Indians in Florida.Next is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 with Ana Isabel Sanchez Salmeron, in the Education Office at the Consulate General of Spain in Miami, on Spains global influence.Then at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26, its William Irwin, biology professor and chairman of the Department of Mathematics, Biological and Physical Sciences at Florida Keys Community College. Hell talk about Aquaponics: Sustainable Agriculture Begins at Home.Key WestBilly Collins, two-term poet laureate of the United States (2001-03), starts the Friends of the Key West Library 2014 lecture series on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Collins awards include his selection by Poetry Magazine as its 1994 poet of the year and the 2005 Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry. He is a distinguished professor of English at Lehman College (City College of New York) and a distinguished fellow at the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College in Winter Park.Jan. 20: Carey Winfrey has spent a year filming and interviewing writers who spend extended time in Key West. His video includes top American authors as well as new voices on their way up.Jan. 27: Lee Smith writes short stories and novels. Shell read from her newest, Guests on Earth, set in the 1930s in a mental asylum, where fact and fiction are intertwined.Feb. 3: Hal Crowther is a widely published journalist and humorist who writes about politics and controversial issues in the South. He is working on a book about H. L. Mencken.Feb. 10: John Leslie, known for his mystery series set in Key West, now takes readers to a horse farm in Texas. Border Crossing tells the story of a young boys journey to manhood as he faces crucial events in contemporary America.Feb. 17: David Garrard Lowe. Popular author and cultural historian offers a lecture with slides. The Invention of the Riviera follows Cole Porter, Picasso, Gerald and Sarah Murphy, the Fitzgeralds and others to the South of France in the 1920s and s.Feb. 24: Painter, teacher and traveler Valerie Hird shows slides of her trips to North Africa and the Middle East and tells how her experiences have influenced her artwork.March 3: Author Robert Stone will read from his latest work, Death of the Black-Haired Girl.March 10: Hy Conrad. Along with his mystery fiction and numerous books of crime puzzles, Conrad is known for his innovative scripts for the quirky TV detective series Monk.March 17: The dean of public opinion polls, Lou Harris, delivers his annual political forecast with insider views of national and international issues that concern us all.Writers, spy among those giving talksSPEAKING PROGRAMSMiami resident Felix Rodriguez (left) was given the order by the Bolivian government to have his men kill Che Guevara (center) on Oct. 9, 1967. Rodriguez was later involved in the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s in which arms were sold to Iran for the release of American hostages, with the proceeds going to Nicaraguan rebels. Rodriguez speaks in Marathon on Jan. 23. RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, January 8, 2014 SENIOR CITIZENS/DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CAN QUALIFY FOR FKAA RATE DISCOUNT The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority offers an annual special discount rate for the eligible Senior Citizens and permanently Disabled American Veterans. To qualify on the residential account, the applicant must be 60 years of age or older, or a totally or permanently Disabled American Veteran, on the date of application. The applicants are required to submit an affidavit and the income per household cannot exceed the maximum annual social security retirement benefit. Veterans must provide proof from Veteran Affairs that they are totally or permanently 100% disabled, as determined by the Veterans administration. 2014 MAXIMUM ANNUAL SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT BENEFIT Annually (1) Person (you)$31,704.00 (2) Persons (you, spouse, or significant other)$63,408.00 Any customer presently receiving the Senior Citizen/Disabled American Veteran Rate must re-apply to avoid interruption of this benefit. New Applicants may apply anytime throughout the year. Applicants may apply at any FKAA Office, by mail or fax. Our offices are located at: 1100 Kennedy Drive in Key West 3200 Overseas Highway in Marathon 91620 Overseas Highway in TavernierFor more information please visit our website @ www.fkaa.com or by calling 305.296.2454 FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITYPublished Keynoter 1-8-14 ACROSS 1Highway exit 5Close as an envelope 9Titleholder, colloquially 14Letter-shaped beam 18Seaweed product 19Mediterranean island group 20Certain tanker 21Ripped 22Where honoree enrolled at 15 25West Point initials 26Example 27Ham it up 28Victim of persecution 30Waiting for the Robert ___ 31Across: Prefix 32Long iron shackle bar 33Aint, more formally 35Newsreel pioneer 36Light metallic element 39Choppers 40Where honoree started a march 43French article 44Daudets birthplace 46Chinas Zhou En ___ 47Stubborn old fellow: inf. 48Fit of temper 49The Jungfrau, for one 50What honoree fought for 55Malice 56Clad like a Halloween ghost 58Plant used in perfumery 59Little lad 60Kind of tube 61Once over lightly 62Rich cake 63Nun 65Home of the Minotaur 66Mozarts jealous rival 68Sheep shelters 69What honoree fought against 71Weep audibly 73Unique 74Tropics staple 75Architect/sculptor Maya 76Cream of the crop 78One kind of ear? 79Honorees assassin 84___ impasse 85Hybrid fruits 87Grads 88TV awards 90Writer Bret Easton 91Sweet Rosie O___ 92Spill the beans 93Memorable cellist Pablo 95Large book 96Ethiopias Haile ___ 100Preceding Russia 101The honoree 104American educator Michelle ___ 105Needed for the prom 106Implore 107Ingrid in Casablanca 108___ off: riled 109Stock issue term 110Actress Goldie 111Lunchtime DOWN 1Branches, to botanists: L. 2Balanchine ballet 3The Red Planet 4Sham 5 Bearnaise, for one 6Threatening word, with or 7Had a bite 8Constellation called the Lizard 9Captains boss 10Sword handles 11On the sheltered side 12Oldest little woman 13Insurance payments 14Famed pianist Jos 15Where honoree earned his PhD 16Branch of the US military 17Bring up the ___ 19Paintings of a French Impressionist 23Nimbus 24NE city 29Operas ___ Gluck 31Dravidian language 32Fashion designer Bill 33Leaf-to-branch angles 34Where honoree was assassinated 35Tartan wrap 36Touches on adjacent land 37Marxs plea to workers 38Poets concern 39Collection of related items: suffix 41Young eel 42Body all ___ an racked . .: Hammerstein 45Act components 48Sudden outpouring 51Highway for Horatio 52Maris or Moore 53Fuming 54Peer Gyntcomposer 55Hallowed place 57Stage direction 59Go it alone 61Oldest Greek city, reputedly 62Live action Nickleodeon series 63Ivanhoeauthor 64Ancient Greek region now in Turkey 65Roman goddess of agriculture 66Mixes a liquid, eg. 67Very small amounts 69Aegean island 70___ Children: TV soap 72He was a Hur 74Amulet, for one 77Hide for fine leather 79Firm up 80Before 81Actor Delon 82Santas ninth reindeer 83Hollered 86Looked daggers 89Flat-bottomed volcanic crater 91I ___ Right to Sing the Blues 92Borstal Boyplaywright 93A bit too brief 94American Wimbledon winner, 1975 95Draw tight 96Mulligan, e.g. 97Underground missile installation 98___ many words: explicitly 99A Visit from the Goon Squadauthor Jennifer 102Fuss 103Buccal gums Observer crossword puzzle HOLIDAY HONOREE Solution in the January 11 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Jan. 4 puzzle. Soldier Ride returns to KeysThe Soldier Ride, an annual event planned by the national Wounded Warrior Project, returns to the Florida Keys this week. Its an opportunity for military veterans whove been wounded in battle to show their physical skills as they rehabilitate. They use state-of-the-art adaptive hand cycles, trikes and bicycles to accommodate their various injuries and disabilities, as well as unmodified road bikes for riders not requiring adaptive equipment. Friday, they depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Veterans of Foreign Wars at mile marker 102.3 in Key Largo and ride to mile marker 84, where they are expected to arrive at 10:30. Then 12:15 p.m., they ride across the Seven Mile Bridge from the Marathon firehouse at Florida Keys Marathon Airport, and visit the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key at 2:15 to swim with dolphins. A fishing and snorkel trip is planned for Saturday, along with Old Town Trolley tour around Key West.Sunday, they get on their bikes again at 10:30 a.m. at Naval Air Station Key Wests Boca Chica field and end at the USCGC Ingham (WPG35) Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark at Trumbo Point in Key West.The Soldier Ride program began in 2004 when civilian Chris Carney cycled more than 5,000 miles coastto-coast in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.Veterans bike over two days, end in Key WestWOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT Riders in a previous Soldier Ride cross the Seven Mile Bridge. LIVING BRIEFSDeer group hears from fishing guideFishing guide Michael Vaughn will share his photography and experiences on Florida Keys waters when the Key Deer Protection Alliance meets Thursday night.Vaughn has been guiding and fly fishing in the Keys for nearly four decades. Hes been active in the Marathon Guides Association, Florida Keys Fishing Guide Association and the Lower Keys Guides Association. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Lower Keys Property Owners Association Building on Bogie Road on Big Pine Key (turn right off Watson Boulevard just past the No Name Pub). Refresh ments will be served.Sheehan to sign Alligator ManJames Sheehan is to discuss and sign his fourth legal thriller, The Alligator Man, Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hooked on Books in Islamorada.The plot: Roy Johnson, the victim whos one of the richest and most-hated corporate criminals in America, has been dubbed the alligator man since he went missing and pieces of his clothing were found in a local swamp. Billy Fuller had every reason in the world to want Johnson dead and all the evidence leads to his doorstep. Hooked on Books is at mile marker 81.9 oceanside.Boy Scouts cooking spaghetti SaturdayBoy Scout Troop 573 of the Lower Keys is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Big Pine United Methodist Church, 280 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key.Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children and includes spaghetti, garlic bread, homemade desserts, beverages and door prizes. Proceeds help send the scouts to summer camp in North Carolina.Open-mic night planned SundayThe Key Largo Civic Club will sponsor an acoustic openmic coffeehouse from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the club, 209 Ocean Bay Drive, around mile marker 99.5 oceanside.Singer-songwriter Bryant Diersing will host the program and play some of his favorite ballads. Other local musicians have been recruited. Admission is free, and refreshments and beverages will be provided for a small donation.Call Betty Clark at 4511730 if you are interested in performing.2 quit-smoking sessions plannedThe Keys Area Health Education Center has scheduled two stop-smoking clinics, one for Big Pine Key and the other for Tavernier, both on Jan. 18. The Tavernier one is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Monroe County Health Department, 50 High Point Road, Tavernier. The Big Pine one is from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Big Pine Vineyard Community Church, 100 County Road. Participants will receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches and counseling from a tobacco treatment specialist. To register, call 743-7111, or just show up.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 823503 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2013527 ATHLETIC FIELD MAINTENANCE MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING January 13, 2014 8:00 A.M. Key Largo School, 104801 O/S Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037 BID OPENING January 28, 2014 10:00 A.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published January 4, 8, 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 827897 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING/INTERVIEWS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014528 Workers Compensation & 3rd Party Liability Claims Administrative Services BID OPENING January 27, 2014 2:00 P.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 INTERVIEWS February 3, 2014 Beginning at 9 A.M. MCSD Administration Bldg, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040 Bid Documents may be requested from Demandstar by calling 1-800-711-1712 or by going to the website www.demandstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp. The public record document is available at the Purchasing Department, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, FL 33040. All bids must be received on or before dates specified in the bid documents. The Monroe County School District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or reject any and all bids and to wave informalities or irregularities when it is in the best interest of the Board to do so. Please contact Suanne Lee, Purchasing Supervisor, with any questions regarding this bid. Suanne.Lee@KeysSchool s.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published January 4, 8, 11, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 837778 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 January 23, 2014 at 10 A.M. *Auction will occur where each vehicle/vessel is located* Lot#: 014975 1977 Grey Bonanza Travel TL, VIN# 235373438 Located at: Galloway Bay Mobile Home Park, 1361 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050 Lien A mount: $8,675.00 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 p ossession of vehicle b y py 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 January 1, 8, 2014 Florida Ke y s Ke y noter Ad# 837812 Notice of Public Auction Pursuant F.S.328.17, United American Lien & Recovery as agent w/ power of attorney will sell the following vessel(s) to the highest bidder. Inspect 1 week prior @ marina; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer prem; all auctions are held w/ reserve; any persons interested ph 954-563-1999 Sale Date January 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am 3411 NW 9th Ave #707 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 V12100 1968 Betram outboard pleasure gas fiberglass L31ft R/O unknown Customer: JHR Wappler Lienor: Islamorada Marina Asset Holdings 80461 Overseas Hwy Islamorada Licensed Auctioneers FLAB422 FLAU765 & 1911 Published January 1, 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 847441 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 1/21/2014 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. 1996 FORD F150 TRUCK VIN# 1FTEF15NXTLA12321 Published January 8, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 847454 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-84-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF PETER FRANCO, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Peter Franco, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was October 23, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 8, 2014. Personal Representative: Brian P. Franco 16 Lamson Road Barrington, Rhode Island 02806 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner A ttorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: richard@rewarnerlaw.com Published January 8, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 848650 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 44-2008-CA-002034A001-KW DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2006QA6 Plaintiff, vs. NANCY CORBETT, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF THOMAS M. CORBETT, DECEASED RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 30363 FLAMINGO LANE, BIG PINE KEY, FL 33043-5117 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in MONROE County, Florida: LOT 10, BLOCK 5, TROPICAL BAY THIRD ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 81 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan, PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, February 7, 2014 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Keynoter. DATED: AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court By /s/ Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk of the Court Copies furnished to: Phelan Hallinan, PLC 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published January 8, 15, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 848809 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 2008 CHEVROLET VIN: 2G1WB58K081198580 Published January 8, 2014 Florida Keys KeynoterLOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER 743-5551 GRASSY KEY MM 59 Annual Lion Lair MH park wide garage sale. Sat, 8am ? Something for everyone! PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578.GOLF CART WANTED Call 305-923-4175KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available. 305-522-5841MARATHON 1100 sf. 2 BR, 2 BA, new kitchen & bath. All tiled. Dock, 60 free flowing canal w/HD davits. $265,000. 305-849-0507 AtlanticViewLotMM53 60x 1103rdStKeyColonyBeach OceanView.Buildnow! $199,000440-503-4273 cuinthekeys@yahoo.com4/2HomeForRent 4/2 upstairshomeforrentinKey Largo.doublelotfencedin yard. homeownwerspark.W/D. Utilitiesandcableincluded. MM100B/S Petsok.Yearlease.F/L/S. $1,850305-834-6277CANAL FRONT! 2 BR / 2 BA MM 99 O/S, dockage available. Water, electric & cable included. $1600 / mo. F/L/S Call (305) 942-3495Houseforrent 4bedroom2 bathhouseforrentin Marathon.$3500.00amonth needfirstandlastmonthsto movein.904-397-0410KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2350/mo. 786-258-3127 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Yearly lease. $2,350/mo. 786-258-3127 MM 90 waterfront w/ 40 dock Upstairs unfurn 2BR, 2BA with office. Cent air & heat. $1500 + utils. 305-522-6789 MARATHON 1BR, 1BA mobile home. On the water! $900/mo., F/L/S. (305) 743-5623 KEY LARGO MM96. 3/2 home, Oceanside. Direct ocean access w/ocean views! Furn/unfurn. Everything included! 786-258-3127 Marathon Luxury 1br, 1.5ba 12th floor, furnished unit in Bonefish Towers. Avail March 1, 2014 Feb 2015 monthly only. $2200/mo. 732-233-5320 RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A/C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. $700 + electric, cable. $500 deposit. 305-900-0113 MM 101.7 OCEANSIDE Effcy apartment for single occupant. All utils included. $700/mo. First & Last. 451-4122 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 COMMERCIAL SPACE Key Largo ~Warehouse $500 15X28 WITH BATH ~Large Office $500 15X28 WITH BATH Call (305) 522-6598 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 MARATHON 912 sq ft commercial building/retail storefront. Excellent visibility & frontage on hwy. $1475/mnth + tax. (305) 900-0113.OFFICE SPACE MM 98 Small office 10x15 $275 per mo. AC Space 10x15 $275 per mo. Call ( 305) 522-6598 RetailorOfficespaceonBig PineKey Locationwith highwayexposureatMM31 ContactMarty$875305-3943563amabaird@gmail.comBOAT YARD: General & mechanical maintenance, fiberglass & gel coat repairs. Must have drivers license. Marathon area. 305-434-5473 CARPENTER/HELPER Must have transportation, tools and a valid drivers license. Marathon area. Call 289-8331 HOUSEKEEPERS Marathon. Saturdays. Seasonal welcome Call 305-743-8446 NEED RELIABLE appliance delivery & installation / service tech. trainee. Clean driving record a must! Call (305) 664-3662.POOL TECHNICIANneeded. Clean driving record. Must be available Saturdays. Middle Keys. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, January 8, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: Maintenance Technician Full Time Experienced Line Cook Front Desk Clerk P/T Bartender Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free Workplace Bookkeeper / Front Desk Asst. Manager combo position, Quick books, conscientious detail oriented non-smoker for Key Largo Dive Resort MM 104, email resume to: amyamoray@aol.comCustomer Service Clerk P/T for concession stand at Bahia Honda Park MM 37. Must be a team player! Will include some retail, food service & water sports. 305-872-3954HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATE for condo rentals in KCB. Must have customer service, office, computer experience. Parttime. Email resume and qualifications to: admin@marathonresort.com HOUSEKEEPER for small resort in Long Key. Dependable and able to work weekends. Must be able to speak & understand English. Please call 305-664-4740 daily between 9-5 or email info@limetreebayresort.comRESORT HELP Immediate opening! Front Desk Reservations Dock Hand/General Maintenance Marathon, 305-797-1707Dishwasher, Full Time. Also Prep Cook. Great Pay! Apply in person Leigh Anns Coffee House, 301 Sadowski Causeway, KCB. 743-2001 EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon.Experienced wait staff and line cook needed for breakfast & lunch. Must know grill, min 5 yrs exp. Apply in person 1240 O/S Highway, Marathon, FL. Ask for Angelo. IMMEDIATE HIRING Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner Breakfast & Line Cooks at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm.Now Hiring, Part & Full Time: Servers with experience, Bussers, and Dishwashers. Apply in person to Key Colony Inn, 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. NOW HIRING: SERVERS, LINE COOK & DISHWASHER Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon ELECTRICAL GAS & MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN for restaurant & commercial laundry equip. repair. Expd preferred but will train the right person. Must have valid D.L. & tools. Call 305-743-0086 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers license & tools! Call (305) 664-3662. HeavyEquipmentMechanic Marathon:DiscountRock& Sandislookingforaskilled HeavyEquipmentMechanic FullTime,Mon-Sat,familiar withKomatsu,Kobelco, Caterpillar,JohnDeere,and Mustangbrandmachines. Bilingualaplus.Pleasecallfor interview,Mon-Fri8:30am4:30pm.305-743-5680 DISCOUNTROCKANDSAND @YAHOO.COMPart Time Security Guard needed in Marathon. Security license needed. Call 305-684-0033captainworkwanted owner operatorof65ftcommercial fishboatinnewengland, seeksworksaroundthe marathonareaforwinter months,100tonunlimited radarendorsedtowingcoast guardlicensemerchant marinerssctwcertifiedclean sober20+ yearsfvmerit@optonline.net 516-459-9603 fvmerit@optonline.netWANTED: History (American or World) professor/teacher to prep advanced 8th grader who wishes to attend Oxford for history section of SAT 2 with in depth comparative analysis and rhetorical discussions. Late afternoons or early evenings. Call Tim, 305-619-7756 1998 PURSUIT 247 CC T-150 Yamahas. Trailer. Loaded. Low $20s OBO. 419-356-3901 19 Wellcraft Fishermen console, 65 HP Suzuki. with trailer, $4950, also 22 Aquasport, 115 Yamaha, trailer, $5450. 309-678-7744, 23 FORMULA "B" BRACKET 200 HP YAMAHA $6800. (305) 852-1770 43Fish/DiveBoat 200343 Fish/Diveboat,with485hp CummingsQSM-11,Seriously forsale,ownerhasnewboat. LocatedinPalmBch,call Jim@954-296-7303ask $159k$159,000954-2967303 yachtwizard@yahoo.comCarolina 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. $3,000 OBO. MM 99 oceanside. Dockage available. 305-942-3055 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) 942-3055 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 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 SHRINK WRAP FLORIDA Boats, Auto and Home Protection. Mobile Unit. Call for free est. (786) 277-2245 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 COMMUNITYHEALTH of SOUTHFLORIDA,INC.(CHI) Private,non-profitcorp.Isproudtoannounceournewest locationat91200OverseasHighway,Tavernier,Florida.Wenowhavethefollowingpositionsavailable:CertifiedNurseMidwife,F/T.Job#887 PatientCareTechnicianOB/GYN,F/T.Job#888 Gynecologist(OB/GYNPhysician)F/T.Job#890 CareCoordinator,F/T.Job#891 NurseII-Family,F/T.Job#892 PatientFinancialServiceSpecialist,F/T.Job#893 PatientCareTechnician,F/T.Job#895 Pediatrician,F/T.Job#898 EnvironmentalServiceWorker,F/T.Job#899 Therapist(MentalHealthSpecialistII),P/T,Job#9676 BehavioralHealthConsultant(MentalHealthSpecialistII),F/TJob#9677 StaffPsychiatrist,P/T.Job#9679 CaseManager(MentalHealthSpecialist-1,P/T.Job#9680Competitivesalary&excellentbenefits.AffirmativeAction/E.O.E. Preferenceandappoinmentswillbegiventoeligibleveteransandspouses. Applyinperson,on-lineatwww.chisouthfl.org,call,orfaxresume: CHI10300SW216St.,Miami,FL33190; Ph:(305)252-4872;Fax:(305)254-4987; POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. BehavioralHealthTherapist#187Providingindividualandgroupcounselingformentalhealth andsubstanceabuseclientsintheMarathonoffice.Florida LicenseRequired:LCSW,LMHCorLMFT.Bi-lingualpreferred. Fulltime.PerDiemRN-Marathon#253 FloridalicensedRNtoprovideServicesonCrisisStabilization/ Detoxunits. ClientAdvocateAssistsindividualwithmentalillnessinaccessing communityservices.MarathonJob#257.BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit. PartTime#252 Fulltime#323 ProgramCoordinator,PersonalGrowthCenter, Marathon.#354 Providesdailysupervisionofstaffandmonitorsservice deliverytoadultsinthePsychosocialRehabilitationDay Program.BA/BSrequired. DriverMarathon#400 Maintainsanddrivesvanstotransportclients. CDLw/passengerendorsementrequired.Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWPFormerapplicantsneednotreapply ApremierresortinIslamoradais interviewingforthefollowingpositions: Theselectedcandidatewillenjoyafriendlyworkplace wheresmilesarepartoftheuniform,andcompetitivewages areoffered.ApplyinpersonMM83.5PartTime&FullTime Houseman Housekeeper Groundsman MaintenancePerson ExperiencePreferred V V ictimAdvocateOpeningsinKeyLargo, MarathonandKeyWest TheDomesticAbuseShelter,acrisiscenterforvictimsof domesticviolenceandsexualassault,hasopeningsforfull-time andparttimeVictimAdvocatesfortheMiddleandLowerKeys, emergencysheltersandoutreachofficesinKeyLargoandKey West.Candidatesinterestedinthesepositionsneedtobewillingtoworka variedschedulethatcouldincludenights,weekends,andholidaystoassure participantsneedsaremetforthe24-hourfacilities.Theoutreachofficeshours are9-5pm,witheveninghoursasneeded.Responsibilitiesforthesepositions includecoordinatingandprovidingarangeofservicestovictimsofdomestic violenceandsexualassault.Abachelor'sdegreeinsocialworkorrelatedfieldis desiredwithexperienceworkinginahumanserviceorganization.Survivorsof violenceorabuseareencouragedtoapply.TheDomesticAbuseShelterisan equalopportunityemployer(EOE).Interestedpersonsshouldsendresumew/ letterofinterestto:DAS,POBox522696,MarathonShores,FL33052oremail todasadm@aol.combyJanuary9,2014. AllviablecandidatesforemploymentwithDAShavetocompletethestate coalitionmandated24hourCoreCompetencyTrainingscheduledforJanuary13, January14,andJanuary16,2014beforeemploymentcanbegin.Traininghours forthethreedayswillbe8:30am-5:30pmatIberiaBank,Marathon,Florida. Sorry,thereisnovariationavailableonthetrainingschedulefortheCore CompetencyTrainingscheduledforJanuary13,14,and16,2014. TOMTHUMBFoodStores,Inc.OffersthefollowingpositionsinMONROECOUNTY*Managers&ManagerTrainees *AssistantManagers *StoreClerksThreeshiftsavailable:6amto2pm 2pmto10pm 10pmto6amToapplypleasecall786-295-5307 andaskforClevelandMathis Wewilltrain. Noexperienceneeded. Competitivewagesandbenefits.DFWP.E.O.E. 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