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Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .3B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2014 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 15 25 CENTS School conversionThe Key West City Commission is one step closer to beginning work on its new city hall. Story 6A Rosasco statusMarathon Finance Director Peter Rosascos Friday arrest wont affect his job, the acting city manager says. Story, 4A KEY LARGO 305.451.5700MARATHON305.743.4397KEY WEST305.295.6400 keysfurniture.commake. home. beautiful. Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYFlorida Keys Community College math instructor Morgan Fry (left) helps student Julie Peterson work through math problems in the colleges student success center. The developmental math class is part of the colleges reinvented curriculum aimed at students who need to catch up before taking college-level math.Photo by BERT BUDDEKey West softball coach Ashley James urges MacKenzie Cohen to head home with a run for the Conchs in the seventh inning Saturday. The Conchs lost 8-5 and host Marathon on Saturday. Story, 1BBusinesses wont surviveTurtle Hospital owner Richie Moretti has been down this road with the state Department of Transporta tion before. He fought the agency in the late 1980s (he says to the tune of $300,000 of his own money) to maintain a 35 mph speed limit through Old Town, where his popular nonprofit, and many other businesses, are located. He won that time around and preserved longstanding angled parking that is of paramount importance to businesses on that roughly two-mile stretch of highway.Moretti is sounding the alarm again, saying the same things he did more than 20 years ago about DOTs planned $1.6 million repaving project on U.S. 1 between mile markers 48 and 49.Scheduled to begin in May 2015, construction would involve widening shoulders to provide bicycle lanes, repairing sidewalks and upgrading and replacing pedestrian signals. But Moretti said the project would be a disaster for many Old Town properties. He said it would eliminate numerous valuable parking spaces and exacerbate whats already severe water runoff at the hospital. I was able to get everybody to agree [in the s] that the only thing we wanted DOT to do was leave it alone, he said. Thats what we need them to do now. If they add pavement, itll flood worse, and if they put a bike path on the south side, itll put every business on that side out of business. Former Mayor Mike Cinque, the co-owner of the Stuffed Pig Restaurant at U.S. 1 and 35th Street, fought the state for several years while a member of the City Council. He argued that proj-Old Town Marathon business owners fear DOTs repaving, sidewalks planMARATHONBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.com Math program boosts studentsFlorida Keys Community College student Julie Peterson sat in the Stock Island colleges student success center poring over math problems with instructor Morgan Fry.But this isnt your traditional talk-and-chalk lecture. Rather, its the colleges Island TIME (Transition Into Math Excellence) program, a relatively new self-paced, technology-assisted method of instruction that pass-rate figures show is helping students achieve their education goals. Peterson, 20, is from Big Pine Key and wants to earn an associates degree in marine environmental technology.Before she can move on to intermediate and then college algebra for her intended degree track, she has to score a 70 percent or better in the first and second section of developmental math. I started a month ago and now Im in Math 2, she said, adding that the My Math Lab software that drives Island TIME is really easy to use.If Peterson keeps up her pace, shell finish well before the end of the spring semester and maybe have a few weeks off before starting her next math class in summer.We have such diversity in the developmental math classes, Fry said, which includes full-time students and those who already have a career but are going back to college. Two rows up and three seats down from Peterson, Leslie Allen carefully checked her handwritten work manipulating fractions before entering her answersThey pace themselves on learning trackBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEDIAMOND TIME Coll running for commissionA potential Republican primary election could be taking shape in this years Monroe County Commission races.A Lower Keys businessman on Friday became the first declared candidate for the County Commissions 2014 elections. Danny Coll, 55, of Cudjoe Key will seek election to the District 2 seat now held by George Neugent.My track record shows Ive always been involved in the community, said Coll, incoming president of the Lower Keys Rotary and a past president of the Big Pine Key Volunteer Fire Department.Neugent and Coll are both Republicans. Neugent, a three-term incumbent, said Tuesday he has not decided whether to seek re-election. After his election in 2010, Neugent said he did not then expect to run for a fifth four-year term. I did say that and its on the record, Neugent said. And there is a distinct possibility that I will not run. Neugent said health issues within his family will be the determining factor on whether he files for re-election. Were [discussing] those things now. Candidates have until June 20 to formally qualify for the ballot, Monroe County Elections Supervisor Joyce Griffin said.Coll described himself as semi-retired, having sold his NAPA Auto Parts store on Big Pine Key and a private ambulance company he founded. A licensed paramedic, he teaches certification courses in advanced and basic cardiovascular life support at Lower Keys Medical Center.He ran against Neugent in the 2010 primary as a political newcomer. I will listen to [voters] and act with common sense on the issues, Coll said in his candidate announcement. Coll said he wants to work to limit flood-insurance rate hikes that could prove catastrophic for thousands of Keys homeowners. He said his decades of business experience will beNeugent says hes noncommittal at this pointELECTION 2014WestCare closes in Southernmost CitySocial-service organization WestCares Key West outpost, overseen by the Guidance Care Center of the Florida Keys, unexpectedly closed its doors Monday in light of structural problems with the building. The plan, formulated in a Tuesday session, is to have the agencys clients receive their services at the Guidance Centers Marathon headquarters for the time being. Guidance Care Center Administrative Coordinator Val Candy said the agency serves 20 to 40 clients a day. She said construction crews working at the 1205 4th St. building in Key West recommended a structural analysis of concrete spalling to ensure safety. Key West Chief Building Official Ron Wampler confirmed the damage to the building. Its a safety precaution, Candy said. She said the transition would cause minimum disruption for clients, and that it could be six months before the building is OK to occupy again. Beginning this coming Monday, Key West-based psychiatric clients can go to the 4th Street office for pickup and transport to Marathon. Buses or vans will leave Key West at 8 a.m. and noon on Mondays, Tues days and Thursdays weekly until the building is repaired, Candy said. Adult outpatient clients can go to the Juvenile Detention Center on College Road, Stock Island, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Offender re-entry servic-Building damaged, clients will get Marathon servicesBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comSOCIAL SERVICESBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Marathon, 3ASee Election, 2ASee FKCC, 2ASee WestCare, 3A


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, February 19, 2014PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.8271 THURS.8473 FRI.8374 SAT.8473 Forecast: Expect sunny skies today, turning partly cloudy with a chance of showers.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weather.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. The currently are no beaches witg 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 BRIEFSBones are found in wooded areaFoul play isnt suspected in the death of the person whose bones were found in woods off College Road on Stock Island on Monday. The bones were turned over to Monroe County Medical Examiner E. Hunt Scheuerman so he can attempt to discover more about who the dead man is and how he may have died. The body was about 10 feet into a wooded area across from Gerald Adams Elementary School. Detectives say the body may have been there for months.A bag with belongings in it and possible identifying documents, including a Florida drivers license, was found nearby. The drivers license is not from Monroe County.A closer examination of the body will be necessary, however, to determine if the body is, indeed, the same person as the person depicted on the license. The person who found the bones called the Sheriffs Office around 10 a.m. OPENMEETINGBOARDOFDIRECTORSFLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.MONDA Y FEBR U AR Y 24, 2014 A T 1:00 P .M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 01/22/14 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 THE CITY OF KEY WESTCode Compliance HearingWednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Old City Hall, 510 Greene StreetIt is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format, please call the TTY number at 305-809-1000 or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3731 at least five business days in advance.Published Keynoter 2-19-14abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: NICKLER Hildegard (Hildy) Welsch Nickler 86, Summerland Key, Fl., passed Dec. 19, 2013. She was born in Elkhart, IN., Feb. 25, 1927 to Ernest G. and Barbara (Ebinger) Welsch. She was married to Arthur Nickler in 1945. She later married John Dickinson of Little Torch Key, Florida in 2001. John died in 2004. Hildy loved living in the Keys. Some of her greatest joys were spending time with her friends and helping her community in many different ways. Hildy loved her family more than anything. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Nickler Alwood and son-in-law, Rick Oxford of Santa Barbara, CA; three brothers: Ernest Welsch, Englewood, FL., Herbert (Carol) Welsch, Ft. Myers, FL., and Kurt (Judy) Welsch, Pittsburgh, PA. She is also survived by two grandsons: Michael (Jennifer) Alwood, Forestville, CA., Christopher (Aimee) Alwood of Foothill Ranch, CA., and four great grandchildren. She had a very special relationship with her daughter Cindy. They traveled the world together; and, although they were often apart geographically, their hearts always beat as one. Please come celebrate a life well lived, at a memorial service to be held at the Big Pine Key Methodist Church on Key Deer Blvd at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Feb. 22, 2014, officiated by Pastor Joyce Alexander. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Big Pine Methodist Church, 280 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key, Fl., 33043, Attn Pastor Joyce Alexander. Please mark your check "In Memory of Hildy Nickler". The donations will be used to help purchase an organ for the church. Hildy was a kind and caring person, truly a blessing. Her beautiful smile was a beacon of light to those who knew her. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. KREKEL Captain Lyman Edward Krekel Captain USN (retired), beloved husband of Kathleen M. Monahan, passed away February 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Captain Krekel was born in Burlington, Iowa on 27 December 1934 and was a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Philosophy. His graduate education was at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research. Captain Krekel was a career Naval Surface Warfare Officer who served in a number of ships over his 24 year career. His sea duty included command of two ships, U.S.S. Force (MSO-460) and U.S.S. Manley (DD-940). He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was decorated with the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and numerous other personal, campaign and unit awards. Captain Krekel served in the Pentagon under two Chiefs of Naval Operations. The highlight of this tour was duty in the Office of Systems Analysis, where he established his reputation as a gifted analyst, thinker and writer, receiving much praise from his Seniors for his insightful and important staff work. Captain Krekel settled in the Washington D.C. area in 1976. After retirement his time was spent between McLean, Virginia and Islamorada in the Florida Keys. In 2012, he and his wife Kathleen moved to Islamorada permanently. In his retirement, he enjoyed fine wines, tending to the orchids in his garden and traveling internationally with his wife. Captain Krekel was a true leader of superior intellect and a gentleman of the finest sort. It is testament of his guidance and mentorship that several of his subordinates went on to achieve Flag Rank in the Navy. Much loved by his family and friends, he will be sorely missed. Captain Krekel was preceded in death by his daughter, Melanie Krekel. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Monahan of Islamorada, a daughter, Mary Ellen Holt of Winston Salem North Carolina, a stepson, Edward H. Barker IV of Arlington, Virginia, a stepdaughter, Christian M. Eldringhoff of Kingwood, Texas, their respective spouses and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on 8 March 2014 at 1:00 P.M., Matecumbe Memorial Garden, 81831 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Florida 33036. Final interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, details will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Lyman Krekel, Mariners Hospital Foundation, 91500 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. You may include a graphic with your notice I N M E M O R Y O F H I L D Y N I C K L E R S U M M E R L A N D K E Y F L S E A O F L I F E Theseaissowondrouswithit'sawesomepower,yetgentlewaves; Thatlapacrosstheshoresoftheworld;bringsusbeautifuldays. Becauseweallarepartoftheseaandit'shistoryjustmightbe. ThesecretofGod'splanthatdrawsusalltowardthesea. Whereverthe watert ouchesashore,beitlake,pond,orbeach. Somanyrelishtobeclose;ortobewithinourarmsreach. Theseagivesusalllife;it'scloudscarryingrainthatfeedsthefields. Sometimesogentle;sometimessofierce,itscaresustotears. Thereisaplacewhere waterispartofevery daylifeandtimedefined. ItcalledtheKeys;aplacewherepeoplemoveatthereownpace-conchtime. Tolivehere,itrequiresacertainviewofhowlifeshouldbelived. Enjoythelappingseaonthecoralrocks;swayingpalms-lifefulfilled. PeoplewholiveintheKeysareaveryspecialbreedapart. Justlookouttheirdoor;enjo yKeywater; sunsetsthatthrillstheirhearts. TheConchRepublic,aslocalsliketorefer,recallsadifferenttime.Whenpeoplejustwantedtobuildacoralwalltothemainland-havesomewine.Thatwayoflifestilllivesheretoday;itdefineswhostaysandchoosestoleave; Liveonandbythe water; enjoylifethewaytheychoose,andreallybelieve; Thatthisplace,theseKeys,arenotlikeanyplaceelsebecauseofGod'sgrace. Tolookoutattheaqua waterandsw ayingpalms,youjustmightseehisface. ToliveintheKeysissomuchmorethanit'shistoryorhavingahomehere. It'sHemingway'scats;lobstertraps;widow'swalks;shipwreck'sgear. Theyalltellusaboutlifehereandhowtheseadefineswhotheyare. Thesewonderfulpeoplewhochooseawayoflife;theyareallshiningstars.R i c k O x f o r d F e b 1 2 2 0 1 4 Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photosIsland TIMEs a motivatorFlorida Keys Community Colleges relatively new developmental math curriculum, Island TIME (Transition Into Math Excellence) has increased success rates for students who are most likely to abandon college because of difficulty with math. Florida students entering college have to take whats called the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test to determine their level of math competency. Students who test below the college level have to take non-credit courses before they can enter math classes required by their degree track. Island TIME is the colleges quality enhancement plan component of the schools 10-year reaccredidation successfully completed through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2012. College staff, looking at long-term data trends, determined that developmental math can be a dream-killer for many students who arent ready for collegelevel coursework. Island TIME, begun in January 2012, ditches the traditional lecture format for a technology-driven program that lets students progress at their own pace while giving real-time data to instructors highlighting strengths and weaknesses. Coordinator Nadia Hall said there are 65 students enrolled in the two sections of developmental math. There are four instructors, one lead faculty member and seven tutors. The students are learning math by doing math, she said. We make sure they understand. Another thing that benefits [students] is the course work is individualized to them so theyre not wasting their time, instructor Morgan Fry said. In fall 2011, before the program launched, 36 out of 56 students, 64 percent, passed the first section of developmental math with a C or better. In fall 2013, with the Island TIME curriculum, 25 of 34 students, 74 percent, passed the course with a C or better.For the second section of developmental math, before the program launched, 46 of 77 students, 60 percent, passed with a C or better. In fall 2013, 42 out of 55 students, 76 percent, had a C or better.Instructor Marjorie Rodriguez said the transition to the new form of studentdriven learning has been well received by students who dont know what to expect. Theyre very apprehensive, particularly with math. We dont have a pinpoint for face-to-face intervention, Fry said. We just walk around. Some of them are comfortable raising their hands and asking questions.But if that doesnt work, Hall said the sophisticated computer program called My Math Lab provides student data to the instructors. They can see strengths and weaknesses.Individualized course work is driving forceKEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGEBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.cominto the computer. She works in sales for Historic Tours of America in Key West and formerly drove one of the companys Old Town Trolley vehicles. At 49, I decided I wanted to start pursuing a degree, she said. I figure starting before Im 50 is a good idea. Allen is considering an associates in history although the math has intrigued me. Math has always been a big problem for me, she continued, and it kept me from doing a lot of things. I had to start from the beginning. This program is so user-friendly. For people like me that are hands-on learners, its just incredible. Fry and instructor Marjorie Rodriguez said self-motivation dictates a students success or failure in developmental math.Back to school to get a degreeFrom FKCC, 1A useful in considering potential alternatives like a selfinsurance pool. Congress is doing nothing and we just cant sit and wait for them, Coll said. Canal restoration and balancing property rights with conservation needs are other issues of concern Coll cited. The other Monroe County Commis sion seat open for election this year is in the Middle Keys District 4. David Rice is the incumbent. The 2014 primary elections are scheduled Aug. 26. Voter registration for the August election ends July 28. The general election is Nov. 4.Two commission races up in 2014From Election, 1A COLL NEUGENT RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551


Even if a state conservation land-buying program resumes this year, the Florida Keys may not see much benefit, says a report to the Monroe County Commission.Commissioners will review the states proposed landacquisition initiatives at the boards 9 a.m. meeting today at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo.Last July, commissioners said increased funding for the states Florida Forever program of buying environmentally sensitive land could help Monroe County avoid a looming problem of having to issue building permits on thousands of vacant properties.Property owners may sue if, after a period of years established by the Rate of Growth Ordinance, they are not allowed to develop their privately owned land.Various state programs which have purchased huge tracts of threatened Keys ecosystems on North Key Largo and in the Key deer habitat, among other local areas, were significantly scaled back during the recession.Although Gov. Rick Scott recommended in his proposed state budget that Florida Forever funding be increased this year, that $50 million plan is contingent upon approval of the Florida Legislature and selling of some unneeded state-owned property.Even then, county Growth Management staff warns in its report, any outright purchases of conservation land may be limited to areas that would affect Floridas military bases or are needed to protect freshwater springs. Other purchases could require local governments to contribute half the cost. The Florida Forever program still lists about 5,800 acres in the Florida Keys as high-priority areas for conservation. Other items on the agenda for todays meeting at the Nelson Center at mile marker 102.5:A proposal to contract with a Lower Keys firm to install and operate a trailersized air-curtain incinerator to burn yard waste will be revisited. Commissioners previously agreed the pilot project could lead to saving money used to haul palm fronds and other greenery to mainland waste-disposal sites. Questions about environmental effects of the incinerator, and whether the project should been open to other bidders, have since been raised. Contractor Rudy Krause got the contract for a Lower Keys facility.A proposal to increase the countys application for canal-restoration funding from a BP/Deepwater Horizon settlement fund to $6 million, so that Keys municipalities are included. ects like the one DOT has planned would negatively impact businesses. Cinque declined to elaborate on the terms, but said he settled a lawsuit with the state about his parking situation. He did say parking in front of the Stuffed Pig would be lost as part of the 2015 project. I kept saying sooner or later, theyre going to come down there, he said, adding, Most of those businesses wont survive down there because they wont have any parking. DOT spokesman Brian Rick said the bicycle lanes would be separate from the adjacent Overseas Heritage Trail. Upgrades to that trail are being overseen by the state Department of Environmental Protection. By Florida state law, the [DOT] is to provide bicycle access on all state roads. Because the Heritage Trail is not an FDOT facility, the decision was made to use the 5-foot paved shoulders on both sides of the road as bike lanes, he said. Rick added that the trail along that stretch of U.S. 1 is only 5 feet wide and does not meet federal and state width requirements.Based on feedback from bicycle users, such a narrow facility creates conflicts and even accidents with pedestrians and opposite bike traffic, he said. The proposed bike lanes are not infringing onto private property; they will be located within FDOT right of way throughout the project.Rick added that shareduse paths like the Heritage Trail are not replacements for on-street bicycle lanes and not nearly as safe. Following are several operational problems DOT says are likely to occur with shared-use paths adjacent to road:Paths require one direction of bicycle traffic to ride against motor vehicle traffic, which is contrary to the normal rules of the road. Motorists are not in the habit of scanning for traffic from that direction.Bicyclists riding against traffic will tend to continue to travel on the wrong side of the street. Wrong-way travel by bicyclists is a major cause of bicycle/automobile crashes and should be discouraged.Many bicyclists will use the roadway instead of the path because they have found the roadway to be safer, less congested, more convenient, or better maintained.Rick said DOT is aware of Morettis complaints about U.S. 1 flooding onto his Turtle Hospital property.Our legal office is working with Turtle Hospital regarding the flooding complaint. We will assess the drainage at this location and include it into our design, he said.Chicago-based Lochner, a national construction, planning, engineering and architectural firm, is DOTs consultant for the final design of the project. There has not been a contractor assigned to the job, according to Rick. According to DOT, the paving would be completed in phases to reduce effects of construction on the community. Lane closures could occur, but only during nonpeak hours of the day. The May 2015 start date was not chosen by design, but it does fall at the tail end of the winter tourist season. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Fees: Students, $20 (t-shirt, lunch) | General, $35 (t-shirt, lunch and ve (5) card poker hand | Children 12 & under free, cook out onlyRegistration starts at 9 a.m. at MM 94.5 O/S by Snappers. At Coconut Cove there will be a cookout for all entrants and awards to the best card holders. Grand Prize: 50 Flat screen TVOver $600 value!For info: Mike 305-664-8258 | mjbarcht@att.netAlso win an Electra Townie 7D Bicycle Rae Tickets $5 each, 3 for $10, 7 for $20 Drawing held at the conclusion of the Bicycle Poker Run 2014 Florida Keys Gator Club presents STOLENHobie Pedal Kayak Beige Color MM 98.5 Bayside Reward is being offered 303.564.6690 FURNITURE WAREHOUSE SALE FEBRUARY 20, 21 & 22 10AM TO 4PMSPRING TIMEat the Ocean Terrace Warehouse on 49thStreet MarathonMarathon, FL |(305) 289-2038 CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 Phone: (305) 743-0033 The City of Marathon will conduct beach restoration work recently authorized by FEMA on Sombrero Beach beginning February 20, 2014 and lasting several weeks. Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience and to avoid beach closure during this period unless required for public safety while heavy equipment is in operation. Published Keynoter 2-19-14 D es will go through Anchors Aweigh, 404 Virginia St., from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The WestCare Founda tion Inc. is a national group of nonprofit organizations providing services for substance abuse, addiction treatment, the homeless, domestic violence intervention and mental-health support in 15 states.Clients will be taken to MarathonFrom WestCare, 1 DOT says no disruptionsFrom Marathon, 1A Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYTurtle Hospital owner Richie Moretti has voiced concern with the state Department of Transportations $1.6 million repaving project planned for 2015 in Old Town Marathon. He said bike paths on each side of the road would eliminate valuable parking and worsen water runoff issues in that part of town.Land buys could cost countyCOUNTY COMMISSIONBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com Your source for Keys news and information.Keys InfoNet.com


Opinion & EditorialWednesday, February 19, 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 EDITORIALYaniz really needs to tone it downLETTERS TO THE EDITORRedo beach correctlyThe Islamorada Village Council is exploring the possibility of restoring the oceanside beach around mile marker 75. This is Sea Oats Beach, an area that historically has been a strip of sand dunes and sea oats along the side of U.S. 1. I think that this is a very important project, and not just because it would restore a beautiful stretch of natural beach along the shoreline of Islamorada.We all know that that narrow strip of U.S. 1 that extends from the mainland to Key West is the lifeline of the Keys. Breaking that line, even temporarily because of an accident, a road race, a stuck bridge, a bicycle tour, a motorcycle event or even a strong windstorm often causes long waits. Now pull up Google Earth and take a cyber-tour all the way down U.S. 1. The vulnerability of this narrow line of highway, more than most any other area of the Keys, is readily apparent. Take a good look at the Sea Oats Beach area on Lower Matecumbe. The shoreline curves in from the ocean at that point. There are large sand deposits just offshore. There are no extensive shallow areas just offshore (as there are for most areas of the Keys); the deep offshore water funnels in toward the shore line at that point. The edge of U.S. 1 is only a few feet from the waters edge, there is a deep basin and a complex of deep canals right on the bayside of that stretch, and even when tropical storms target this area, U.S. 1 becomes impassable because of large sand deposits on this stretch of road. If a significant hurricane should hit this area, a complete washout of U.S. 1 would not be unthinkable.We should not just pump in sand to create a flat, sloping beach as they do along the east and west coasts of the state. For adequate storm protection, sand dunes stabilized with sea oats should be created, as it was only 20 or so years ago, and if protection of U.S. 1, is the priority, then mangroves and buttonwoods should also be planted along the shoreline.Although the idea of a pleasant stretch of public beach may be nice, this is not the place for such a feature. The narrow road and close proximity of the highway make such a development quite dangerous for beach goers and traffic. Martin Moe IslamoradaCouncil was lied toWas the Islamorada Village Council blindsided by a group of unethical business people, resulting in a zoning change for what was going to be a Winn-Dixie but now we dont know what? Winn-Dixie is a company we trust. We do not have to support the unnamed mystery store in the future. This is about money. Do not give them yours. This is a classic case of bait and switch. Zoning laws protects property values. With big-box grocery stores come the inevitable rats, snakes, feral cats, diesel fumes, semi-truck deliveries, traffic and lots of money leaving the area. They do not create jobs, since the pay is so low, living and working here is impossible. Shame on everyone involved. Sadly, the attorney taking credit for this lives here. Carol Ward IslamoradaGUEST COLUMNThe knee-jerk reaction of opposition to the Monroe County demonstration project to incinerate yard waste only was expected, although in the big picture of sustainability, this project has clear merits to achieve exactly what the county Climate Change Advisory Committee desires.The County Commission recognizes what redirected savings from a lessexpensive method of disposing of yard waste can do for the sustainability program. Incineration is demonstrably a less expensive way to eliminate yard waste. Composting can work well in areas where acres of cheap, expansive, rural, open, unused farmland are available.Mulching Monroe County yard waste has inherent negative issues. Palm fronds do not mulch well at all. They also have white-fly infestation. And due to transportation cost, even still, mulching and composting is much more expensive than incineration. Implementing an incineration project(s) whereby we can determine whether this is an acceptable and/or better use of excised funds to deal with yard waste is the goal. If so, these cost savings can implement the more costly elements of the climate action plan without economic impact to our residential users. In transporting yard waste 500 miles (round trip) to this out-of-town wasteto-energy plant, we unnecessarily put many trucks on the road, creating a carbon footprint and crowd the only highway out and into the Keys with large trucks while adding a costof-living-expense in the Keys for a debatable reduction in greenhouse gas. Using rough numbers (these are the numbers we are trying to fine-tune for accuracy by doing this project), we pay $84.50 a ton to haul 30,000 tons of yard waste out of the Keys. We can incinerate for $60 per ton. The air-curtain incineration meets federal and state air quality regulations. The math: $24.50 per ton times 30,000 tons could equal $735,000 in savings. By utilizing a less-costly operation of disposal, these savings then could be used to implement our sustainability program and climate action plan sooner rather than later. Most importantly, we would be doing our part in reducing our demand for fossil fuels while reducing our demand for fossil fuels generated beyond the boundaries of the United States. We also would stabilize the cost of solid-waste removal to our residents for the next 10 years. The Stone Age didnt go out of existence because the world ran out of stones. It went out of existence because a better way to do things was recognized and implemented. I can assure you that demand for fossil fuel is not going out of existence because well run out of oil. In 1972, a barrel (42 gallons) of oil cost $3.60. Remember the news and Chicken Little were running out? Remember the gas lines? Fast forward: While invading Iraq it was $150 per barrel. Its a plentiful commodity supply thats very, very controllable as to create demand. Run up the price and theyll get you all the oil you want. Dont you think its time to tell the Middle East to keep theirs? Our demand for fossil fuels will succumb only when we change our bad habits, recognizing that the alternatives to oil photovoltaic, wind, hydro and thermal will give a peaceful pay back to those who threaten our very existence quicker than any invasion of a foreign country. It was Einstein who said, You can never create a solution for a problem with the same thinking that created the problem in the first place. George Neugent is in his fourth four-year term as a Monroe County commissioner. His district takes in the Lower Keys and part of Marathon.Key West City Commissioner Tony Yaniz needs to get over himself. He wasnt elected to a throne where he can rule by heavy hand and intimidation. He is one of seven voting members of the City Commission, no more and no less. But now slightly more than two years after he was elected in October 2011 to a four-year term, Yaniz has shown time and again that he believes he knows better than anyone else about most issues and has shown a remarkable lack of respect for those with whom he disagrees. The contempt shown toward some of his commission colleagues specifically Mayor Craig Cates and city staff needs to change if he has any hope of being perceived as effectively serving the people. The latest flare-up came this month, when, in a letter to Human Resources Director Samantha Farist, a husband and wife accused City Manager Bob Vitas of inappropriate touching during the 2012 Fantasy Fest parade. Although Farist should not have dismissed the matter out of hand as she apparently did, Yaniz should not have launched himself into the issue. But he did. He said in an e-mail, It is my prerogative as an elected city official to request information from you, and just so we are clear, your failure to respond is, in my opinion, insubordination.He might want to take a look at the city charter. It states commissioners shall deal with city officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the manager solely through the manager and neither the commission nor its members shall give orders to any such officer or employee, either publicly or privately.There is an exception for a commissioner wanting to investigate something whatever that means because the charter is vague on that but bullying e-mails do not equate to an investigation. The right thing to do would have been to request an investigation during a City Commission meeting and let the full commission weigh in. Then there was November, when he quit the Rotary Club of Key West in the face of being kicked out after he walked out of a speech being made by Cates. He didnt just walk out; he went to great pains to upstage the mayor by walking out behind Cates as he spoke. Then there was the time last August when state Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad took the unusual step of traveling to Key West specifically to hear concerns about the North Roosevelt Boulevard reconstruction. Yaniz interrupted and shouted down Prasad during a public meeting, not letting the DOT chief answer questions or expand on why the roadwork was being done a certain way. The spectacle was so bad that Cates had to apologize to Prasad for Yanizs behavior.Yaniz was elected with nearly 70 percent of the vote in his district, so he certainly has his supporters. But he was not anointed royalty, which he appears to believe he is.Elected officials should be held to high standards, and that includes respecting all voices around you. Yaniz has failed in that regard several times. Its time for the commissioner to look in the mirror and decide if he wants to be remembered as a valued contributor to the board he sits on, or as a bully who got his way only through threats, coercion and purposefully overstepping his authority. 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. Burning yard waste cheaper than hauling it out NEUGENT Photo courtesy GOOGLE EARTHThis is the stretch of beach, around mile marker 74, being considered for restoration.Rosasco still on the job after his arrestMarathon Finance Director Peter Rosascos position with the city will not be immediately affected in the wake of his Valentines Day arrest on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery.Interim City Manager Mike Puto said Tuesday that he consulted City Council members and City Attorney John Herin, and all agreed Rosasco should remain in place. Were going to let it take its course with whatever the legal system is. Hes still the finance director, Puto said. In fact, Puto said Rosasco was at a Tuesday staff meeting and made clear he intends to continue his duties and attend public meetings. If theres anything further itll be handled at a later date, Puto said. Rosasco was arrested just after 10 p.m. Friday when a dispute with his wife, Mary, 41, over a dinner engagement at Florida Keys Country Club earlier that evening escalated. Rosascos 19-year-old step daughter called the Monroe County Sheriffs Office and told police that he had struck her mother twice in the face and pushed her down. The Sheriffs Office says Rosasco, 57, was determined to be the aggressor in the incident that took place at the couples Sombrero-area home in Marathon. Peter Rosasco declined comment except to say he hired attorney Patrick Stevens to represent him. Stevens also declined comment. The Rosascos reportedly were arguing about Mary running an hour late for the 6:30 p.m. dinner, a disagreement that began hours earlier. Back at their house after dinner, Peter Rosasco told Deputy Garrett Bragg the couple was arguing during the drive to the country club and that Mary punched him in his right eye. He told police she punched him in the same eye again during the argument at their home. Bragg reported seeing red marks on the right side of [Marys] chest and both sides of her face and on her jaw line. She also had swelling on her upper lip. Bragg said Mary Rosasco told him Mary put her hands up to stop Peter from striking her. Rosasco, who had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath, reportedly then began to resist Braggs attempts to place him inside a squad car. Deputy Deanna Torres and Sgt. Joel Slough both reported that Rosasco appeared agitated and at one point demanded that deputies get [Sheriff] Rick Ramsay here now. Mary Rosasco told deputies that cops have been called in the past, but that because of her husbands status in the community nothing has ever been done. Ramsay said he is well acquainted with Rosasco but that hes not aware of anyone being shown preferential treatment. I dont dispute the fact that I consider Mr. Rosasco a friend. Ive known him a long time and been out to dinner with him and his wife, the sheriff said. It goes to show here there was no impropriety because Mr. Rosasco did in fact go to jail. Sheriffs Office records indicate police previously responded to two domestic violence-related calls at the Rosasco home, in May 2005 and October 2007. No arrests were made on either occasion. In the 2005 incident, police responded to an open line call that Mary made alleging she feared Peter would become violent after a party on Big Pine Key where they were both drinking alcohol. Peter told police that Mary locked him out of the room unexpectedly and it angered him. During the course of that incident, Mary asked deputies if they noticed the injuries to her arm and that she subsequently showed me some fresh scratches on her right arm. Deputies determined Peter didnt scratch Mary, calling the scratches selfinflicted. In the 2007 incident, deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call coming from the Rosasco home. Mary claimed Peter had choked her after being angered that she was not home when he got back from a business trip. However, police determined the injury did not appear to be consistent with Marys statement, with no visible swelling nor marks indicative of a hand print. She eventually recanted, telling officers the couple only had an argument. Rosascos accounting firm has overseen city finances on a contract basis since 2003. The company is being paid $384,063 in fiscal year 2013-14.Finance chief jailed after fight with wifeBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON ROSASCO


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Suite 106 Marathon Shores, FL 33052 Office: (305) 735-4892 Fax: (305) 440-3102Dr. Augsten has admitting and consulting privileges at Fishermens Hospital. In addition, he also has privileges at Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital and Mariners Hospital.at Keys InfoNet.comCome visit our online photo galleries and submit your own photos BusinessCashing out: Big 401(k) mistakeWorkers 401(k) balances have never been bigger, thanks to continued contributions and a surging stock market. But many savers continue to make a mistake thats costing them thousands of dollars, if not more.When workers leave their jobs, they have the choice of leaving their 401(k) accounts alone, rolling them over into another tax-deferred retirement account or cashing them out and pocketing the money. Last year, 35 percent of all participants who left their jobs cashed out their accounts, according to the nations largest 401(k) provider, Fidelity Investments. Thats up slightly from 32 percent in 2009.The move provides some quick cash, but its also likely the accountholder will have to pay penalties: Nearly everyone younger than 59.5 must pay 10 percent of their account balance as a penalty. Add on top of that the income taxes that come due, and the price tag quickly escalates.The average balance of a 401(k) account that was cashed out last year was close to $16,000, Fidelity says. Of that, the typical person pocketed just $11,200 assuming 20 percent was withheld for taxes and the 10 percent penalty was assessed. But thats not the worst of it, says Jeanne Thompson, vice president at Fidelity Investments. Its the lost opportunity for the saver, who no longer gets the compounded growth the savings would have had in a retirement account.Cash-outs are most prevalent among younger workers, the ones who would most benefit from keeping the money in a tax-deferred retirement account. They have the most years of possible compounded growth ahead of them before retirement. Among workers from 20 to 39 years of age who left their jobs last year, 41 percent cashed out their 401(k) balances.Many young people are struggling: Theyre paying off debt or trying to buy their first car or first home, Thompson says. But if they had kept the $16,000 invested, Fidelity says it could have grown big enough to provide nearly $500 per month in income during retirement. To be sure, some younger workers dont have a choice. Some plans can automatically cash out a 401(k) balance when a worker leaves if its below a certain amount, such as $5,000, and younger workers are more likely to be under that threshold. Instead of cashing out, Thompson suggests savers consider leaving the money in their old employers 401(k) plan, rolling it over to an individual retirement account or rolling it over to their new employers 401(k) plan. Each option has its pluses and minuses: An IRA can offer more mutual fund choices, for example, but a 401(k) may offer access to share classes of funds with lower expense ratios than savers can get on their own. The bull market means that workers may find their 401(k) account balances all the more tempting. At the end of last year, the average balance was $89,300, up 15.5 percent from a year earlier, according to Fidelity. The surging stock market fueled most of that growth: The Standard & Poors 500 index returned 32.4 percent last year, including dividends. But contributions made by workers and their employers accounted for 22 percent of the growth. For savers who have both IRA and 401(k) accounts with Fidelity, the company found that the average combined balance was $261,400 at the end of 2013, up 16 percent from a year earlier.The financial penalties hugeBy STAN CHOEAssociated PressPERSONAL FINANCE BUSINESS BRIEFSChamber wants sign proposalsThe Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce is hosting a contest for artists to design U.S. 1 welcome signs for Big Pine Key and other parts of the Lower Keys. The state Department of Transportation would need to sign off on any new highway signs. The chamber says it will ask the Monroe County Commission to lobby for them. The proposed designs must include details such as their size and out of what they would be made. Submit proposals by Feb. 28 to the chamber, at 31020 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL 33043.Chamber, SCORE in partnershipThe Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce is partnering with a national organization to provide free one-on-one business counseling.The chamber and the Miami chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives have experts available to help new and existing small business in a wide variety of areas, from marketing to tools for efficiency. Locally, they are in the finance field and retired business owners; Jennifer Greene is the lead contact person. To sign up for a free session or sessions, go to www .score.org.


Big Pine Key spray plan comingFlorida Keys Mosquito Control District staff is putting the final touches on its portion of a roughly 130-page U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service document that could allow adulticide spraying to resume in the Big Pine Key area.The district and Fish and Wildlife have been working on a compromise that would allow Mosquito Control to once again use spray trucks inside the National Key Deer Refuge. The federal agency disallowed the practice in mid-June.Spraying on Big Pine was banned through until at least this year due to Fish and Wildlife concerns that adulticide negatively impacts habitat for dwindling Bartrams hairstreak and Florida leafwing butterfly populations. Both are candidates for the Endangered Species List. Fish and Wildlife will be publishing a document that goes over what theyre proposing for a spray plan on Big Pine. When that comes out, the public will have 30 days to look at that, district Director Michael Doyle said. Were giving them all of our comments this week and theyll publish it sometime after, he said. Thirty days after that, Doyle said, Fish and Wildlife would decide which [comments] they need to respond to and if thats going to change the plan. The idea is that it would restrict certain areas to be sprayed only when mosquito populations are very high. Other areas would be able to be sprayed more often, Doyle said. Doyle said there are certain parts of the island they know these butterflies live in, known as critical habitat, and other areas they could lay eggs, known as occupied habitat.Then theres the rest of the island, he said. Were working on an agreement on how much spraying occurs in the critical or occupied habitat.Fish and Wildlife is concerned that adulticide dispensed as a fog from spray trucks drifts onto the croton plant on which both species depend for survival. The small, low-lying shrub is the sole source plant for each butterfly.The spray plan is up for discussion at todays Mosquito Control District meeting, scheduled for 3 p.m. at the districts 107th Street office in Marathon. Another agenda item includes an update from staff on Comptroller Bruce Holdens lengthy report regarding new minimum and maximum pay rates.Holden compared Mosquito Control salaries with other Florida districts, as well as Keys businesses, last month. By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUITO CONTROL KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Convict Ferro files appealConvicted killer Nicholas Ferros attorney on Friday filed a notice of appeal with the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami.Carlos Gonzalez hadnt filed an actual appeal, just the notice. It wasnt clear if its an appeal of Ferros September conviction for second-degree murder or the 28-year sentence Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia imposed on Feb. 7. Ferro, now 27, killed Marquese Butler, 23, in the early-morning hours of Oct. 31, 2009, during a clash that broke out at Duval and Caroline streets in Key West. The fight was between Ferros Broward County group of friends and Butlers Key West friends.Sometime in the course of the fight, Ferro pulled out a 2.5-inch pocketknife and plunged it 6 inches into Butlers abdomen. He died at Lower Keys Medical Center.Ferro said he acted in self defense while trying to save his friend Jorge Averoff from a group beating delivered at the hands of Butlers friends. But prosecutors successfully argued that it was Ferro and his friends who were looking for a fight, and that Ferro intentionally stabbed Butler. It appears Ferros appeal will be heard March 25.He received 28 years for Butlers deathIN THE COURTS Keynoter StaffSchool conversion closer to fruitionThe citys nearly five years of planning the conversion of Glynn Archer Elementary School into a new city hall for Key West may soon show some outward progress with a $483,610 demolition contract in the works. The City Commission tonight is expected to authorize the deal with local company Charley Toppino and Sons Inc., which beat out four other bidders.Work outlined in an executive summary from Senior Construction Manager Mike Vieux includes environmental cleanup in all buildings, demolition of one-story building C and selective demolition in buildings A and B and the auditorium to reveal the underlying structure.Architect Bert Benders plan is for the historic exterior walls to stay but the entire interior be demolished and rebuilt. The costs is projected at $15.4 million. The city began working with the Monroe County School District on a no-cost transfer of the property in 2009, and construction will start this year following the demolition. Also up for approval at tonights commission meeting (it starts at 6 p.m. in Old City Hall on Green Street) is a $71,560 contract with consultant CH2M Hill Engineers to test the concrete integrity of exterior walls at the White Street school.Vieuxs summary says that when the Glynn Archer School was first proposed to be converted into the new city hall, limited structural testing of the concrete walls was completed as part of a property condition assessment. It will be prudent to verify concrete strength and placement of reinforcing, especially in building A, where the earlier testing was inconclusive.When complete, the first floor will include City Commission chambers and offices, a small office for the Monroe County School Board and the city building, planning, zoning, parking and revenue departments. The second floor will house the city manager and city attorneys offices along with the finance, water and engineering departments. Currently the city rents commercial space for city hall at Habana Plaza on Flagler Avenue.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYGlynn Archer Elementary School at United and White streets is set to become Key Wests new $15.4 million city hall. Tonight, the City Commission will consider spending more than $500,000 on demolition and engineering analysis in the run-up to construction.Board OKs deadline for land purchaseThe Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board has until June 5 to finalize the purchase of a 1.25-acre Big Coppitt Key lot from Coconut Cove Land LLC. Thats the extension the board agreed to offer during a special meeting Feb. 10 Monday in Marathon. District Director Michael Doyle said this past Monday that Coconut Cove Land has agreed to the date.District staff asked for the board to consider an extension after Doyle learned it would take much longer than expected to have Monroe County rezone the property from suburban commercial to industrial.The purchase price for the vacant waterfront lot on the bayside near mile marker 10 is $704,706. Its between a Habitat for Humanity housing complex and the Key West Auto Web used-car lot on U.S. 1. The district requested Coconut Cove Land extend the original proposed closing date of April 6 until June 5. Coconut Cove offered an extension to May 9, with the districts $70,000 deposit nonrefundable after that date. The board balked at those terms last week, sticking to staffs recommendation and offering $20,000 as a nonrefundable payment should the sale not go through. Commissioner Bill Shaw said hes bought and sold real estate and understands the sellers position. The seller doesnt want to tie his property up forever for nothing, he said, but added that the board has to be careful with public money. Well do this but if we cant close by a certain time, well give you X amount of dollars nonrefundable, but not the whole thing.The vote passed, 3-1, with Commissioner Phil Goodman dissenting. Commissioner Jill Cranney-Gage absent. Im personally not willing to risk our money if theres a possibility we wont get anything, Goodman said.However, Doyle told the board that the district would in all likelihood know by June 5 whether it would purchase the property. He said by that date, architectural drawings would be in hand and indicate whether Mosquito Controls needs fit on the property. In addition, an approximate cost for the building would be known, as well as a decision by the countys Development Review Committee on rezoning. The only negative, Doyle said, is that we do not know with certainty if neighbor issues may arise late in the appeal period. Doyle was authorized to spend a maximum of $779,000, the listing price for the property.The board is scheduled to hold its next meeting in Marathon today and is slated to consider final approval for the extension. It is set to begin at 3 p.m. at the districts 107th Street office in Marathon.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMOSQUIT CONTROL


Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle FURNITURE WAREHOUSE SALE FEBRUARY 20, 21 & 22 10AM TO 4PMSPRING TIMEat the Ocean Terrace Warehouse on 49thStreet MarathonMarathon, FL |(305) 289-2038 Looking for GuinnessTwo college professors hope to set a record with a 72-day stay underwater off Key Largo. Story, 3B Rockledge shuts down the ConchsThe Key West High baseball team got off to a sluggish start Saturday night as it tried to sweep a two-game opening-season series against Rockledge.The Conchs who had won, 2-1, the night before left the bases loaded in the first inning and two more runners on in the second. Then in the third, a double play wiped out any thought of a rally.All this was of some concern to a small Rex Weech Field crowd that included, in his customary seat three rows up in the grandstand behind home plate, 68-yearold Jack Kearns. Kearns outspoken in his Long Island accent when it comes to the team and the umpiring has missed only a few home and away Conch games in 32 years. Hes got a good curve ball, he said of Rockledges Mason Studstill to a few buddies who sat near him. Calling down to a Conch batter, he said, Here comes the curve drive it. In the top of the fourth, Rockledges Gavin Spinne webber hit a towering home run over the left-field fence against Conch starter Brandon Presley to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. Then in the bottom of the inning, after Hunter Sellers walked and went to second on a sacrifice by Hugo Valdes, Jay Feathers and Anthony Henriquez struck out. Were leaving too many men on base, Kearns said, maintaining his concentration over the constant pounding of the metal stands by youngsters who kept running up and down them. The Raiders increased their lead to 3-0 in the fifth, driving Presley from the box. Feathers came in from left field to get out of the inning, despite some shoddy defensive efforts. Terrible, Kearns said. Hard singles against Feathers by Austin Dennis, Matt Wiles, Drew Parrish and Studstill gave Rockledge three more runs in the sixth. The Raiders would have had more had it not been for a diving catch of a line drive by shortstop Greg Veliz, who, as the starting pitcher on Friday night, struck out 12 in five innings. The inning had also featured a stolen base that fans found questionable. No home-cooking tonight, Kearns said.Key West took advantage of relief pitcher Michael Hall to cut the lead to 6-1. As the bottom of the seventh began, Kearns said, All right, big comeback here, cmon.It wasnt to be. Three Conchs struck out against Austin Dennis, who had come in from shortstop to pitch, and the game ended 6-1.They hit the ball better than we did, Kearns said, taking off his glasses and earphones. The Conchs had three hits two singles by Veliz and one by Steven Wells. Kearns ambled out into the night. He shrugged. Win some, lose some. The team gets just three hits in the 6-1 lossBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST BASEBALL Photo by BERT BUDDENothing much went right for the Key West baseball team Saturday night, including this attempted pickoff of Rockledges Drew Parrish. First baseman Hugo Valdes gets set to take the throw.Photo courtesy KAREN McKEONMarathon High School shortstop Carlos OFarrill reaches to tag out a Ransom Everglades School runner during the Dolphins 11-7 win over the Raiders on Saturday. Marathon followed up the win with a Monday loss to Canterbury School out of Fort Myers, 7-3. Marathon (2-2) is scheduled to visit Palmer Trinity School on Thursday in Miami at 3:30 p.m. before hosting Somerset Academy on Friday at 7 p.m. OUT AT SECOND Lady Canes looking strongCoral Shores Highs girls lacrosse team opens its quest for its fifth consecutive district crown this week with an emphasis on defense.Senior standouts Katharine Hamer and Amber Hanson, both major-college prospects, will anchor the defensive backfield while the Hurricanes work to build a new offense around senior Morgan Champagne.The Lady Canes lost 2013s top scorers to graduation in Julia Lozano, the programs all-time leading scorer now at Stetson University, and Kaitlyn OLeary. That team went 9-0 in district play and 9-3 overall.That is a lot of offense to make up for, said head coach Mark Hall, but he noted that with 44 players, the lacrosse Lady Canes have the deepest roster of any womens program at Coral Shores.Champagne was named a top attacker last year with 13 goals and two assists. In addition to experienced veterans, the team has a great group of very athletic newcomers that are expected to learn the game quickly, Hall said. For the first time since the womens lacrosse program was launched nine years ago, Coral Shores will field a junior-varsity team in addition toLarge roster includes many veteran playersCORAL SHORES LACROSSEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.com3rd inning undoes ConchsTen-thirty came early Saturday morning for the Key West High softball team, but the Conchs were back on the sunny Back Yard diamond determined to avenge an 8-5 defeat on Friday night to Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna.The first two innings were scoreless, and the Conchs freshman pitcher, Kendell Snow, with her mother pointing a camera at her through the backstop fence, looked sharp.But in the top of the third, things fell apart, as Chaminade scored four runs. After two walks and an infield pop single that dropped among several infielders, the Lions had the bases loaded with no one out. Dana DeFalco then hit a sacrifice fly and Kimberly Paulino followed with a tworun single. After another walk, coach Ashley James replaced Snow with Desirae Laguna, who allowed a runscoring grounder by Danielle MacMurdo. Key West got a run backSoftball team hosts Marathon on SaturdayBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST SOFTBALLLady Hurricanes are now 1-1The Lady Hurricane softball team hit rough water in Thursdays 18-13 loss to Miami Christian, with pitching a primary concern. Injuries have depleted the Coral Shores High mound staff with the team trying to rebuild after not playing the 2013 season. But the Canes (1-1) did see a bright spot when freshman Jesse Goodwin homered in the second inning, and pitched most of the game in relief of injured starter Melissa Helphrey. Weve had three injuries in the past week so the girls morale was lacking, but they still were able to keep a game going, head coach Alena McNew said. I was very proud of how my players stayed with it. Results from a Tuesday trip to Archbishop Carroll were pending at press time.The Canes, mixing in some junior-varsity opponents, play a 4 p.m. Thursday home game against Pine Crest before a Feb. 25 home game against the Key West JV.Goodwin blasts 2nd-inning homer in 18-13 defeatCORAL SHORES SPORTSBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer kwadlow@keynoter.comSee Coral Shores, 2BSee Conchs, 2BSee Hurricanes, 2B


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, February 19, 2014 ACROSS 1South Pacific islands 5Word of wondering 8700, to Caesar 11Boxing feint 15Tea cakes 17Early auto 18Ubiquitous phone 19Solitary 20Wee portion 21Unit of energy 22Lotion ingredient 23Siamese fighting fish, e.g. 24TV alien 25Spellbound, struck, swathed 29Menagerie 30Before Beth or Donald 31Isle 32Poetic preposition 33Stray 34Loop, nip, computer unit 39Dos Passos opus 42Bring out 44Wife of Zeus 45Ol at the Omni 46Attend Andover, e.g. 47Crispy cracker 49Coalesces 50Make tracks 51Tapestry 52Stiff collar 53Begs, quarries, laud 57Cal. counterpart 581934 heavyweight champ 59Eureka! 60Cigar fallout 61Mole holes, donkeys, towns 70A very long time 71The Gold Bug author 72Ireland 73Formerly named 74Views, places, summons 81Boggy ground: abbr. 82Five books of Moses 83Arca contents: Sp. 84Religious leader 85Zest 86Dash 87Track star ___ Jo 88Profit or musket followers 89About bees 91After free and high 92State, hair, chief 95Recede 98Bill 100Ox preceder? 101Altar constellation 1021812 event 103Harden, releases, wall band 110Chicago-Louisville dir. 111Major airport 112Scowl: var. 113Cover 114Butterfly fave 116Air: comb. form 117Roadhouses 118Gibbon, e.g. 119Circa 120Constructed 121Sen. Moynihan 122Barbies beau 123Stitches DOWN 1Pro, front, quartet 2Immigration org. 3Scoff 4Of the Muslim religion 5Pathetic one 6Munich mister 7Posing exercise 8Cross out 9Lummox 10Ball of yarn 11Snoozed 12Fragrant petals and spices 13Initial wager 14Interpret 15Haze plus smoke 16Black or blue 18Per ___: for each person 23Woe 26Use a beeper 27Twosomes, trims, pomes 28Baseballs Bambino 34Prickly seed capsule 35He and she 36Units of loudness 37Donkeys comment 38Sweet potatoes 40Global seven 41Basilica area 43Sanctum of sorts 46Indonesian boat: var. 472006 Cy Young winner 48Aleutian island 49Clothing style 50Grasslands 51Fiery felony 53Puppets 54Legal thing 55Pi follower 56Eiffel Tower milieu 58Changing room for Clark 62Oldtime actress Ada ___ 63Competent 64Dodger schoolboy 65___ noire: bugaboo 66Beaver st. 67Wildebeests, reports, Greek letters 68Miami five 69Utahs lily 74Burgoo or ragout 75SE Kansas city 76Oldster, to Shakespeare 77Branders tool 78___ Man Race 79Trite humor: sl. 80___ dixit: L. 81Sine ___ non 85Card game 87Faux fur 88Arab chiefs: var. 89Rhine feeder 90Public squares in Italy 92Labyrinth 93Stage directive 94Describing a first voyage 96Street of blues 97Staff of life 99Weird 103Lather 104Cassowarys cousin 105Impudent 106Novelist Jaffe 107Criticism, informally 108Ready to eat 109Emerald Isle 115Womens rights gp. Observer crossword puzzle THREEWAYWORDS Solution in the February 22 Keynoter Crossword solutionSolution to the Feb. 15 puzzle.In other Coral Shores sports this week:The Hurricane boys lacrosse team plays its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Belen Jesuit, following a 5 p.m. JV game. Results from Tuesdays season opener at Columbus of Miami were pending at press time.Coral Shores baseball team travels to Palmer Trinity on Friday, then hits the road to Ransom Everglades on Feb. 25. Results from Tuesdays home game against Keys Gate Charter were pending at press time.The Cane tennis teams play at St. Brendan today, then play Key West High at home in Tavernier at 2 p.m. Friday.Hurricane track-andfield athletes host their first meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday against Archbishop Carroll.Coral Shores sports are busyFrom Coral Shores, 1B in the bottom of the third on a home run over the leftfield fence by freshman Angela Niles, but the Lions came back with three runs in the fourth, one of which came on an error by Laguna and another that resulted when the Conchs botched a rundown between first and second bases. The Conchs cut the lead to 7-2 in the fifth when Niles, who had opened the inning with a bunt single, scored on an infield hit by freshman Jayla DiGennaro. Chaminade, en route to an 8-4 victory, made it 8-2 in the sixth on an RBI single by Paulino. The Conchs got their last two runs in the seventh on a single by Angelika Green, a double by MacKenzie Cohen and a Chaminade error.The Conchs had nine hits against pitcher Lexi Patalano, whose specialty was a change-up, but they never put together two in a row. Her main pitch wasnt overpowering, James said, We should have ripped her.The two losses dropped the Conchs to 1-2. The Conchs will play Carrollton at 3 p.m. Friday at the Back Yard, and then host Marathon at 1 p.m. Saturday.Coach: We should have wonFrom Conchs, 1B the varsity squad. Some Lady Canes now on JV could play their way up to varsity before the season ends, said Hall.Hamer has formally committed to play for the University of Florida, ranked No. 5 nationally, next year. Hanson plans to join the University of Tampa squad. Champagne this week accepted an academic scholarship to Cornell College of Iowa, which will field its first womens lacrosse program in her freshman season. Other senior returners are Claire Brutger, Kelly Cassidy, Aimee Erickson and Amber Erickson.Varsity veterans also include Ashley Beyer, Yuly Cabrera, Courtney Caputo, Amberlyn Casas, Mallory Eakin, Darian Gibson, Seanna Lindback, Katie McCormick, Taylor Petrusha, Laura Powers and Molly Welsh.Added to the varsity roster were newcomers Jessica Butler, Jordyn Good, Mallory Husdson, Jill Preihs and Kelsey Volland. In Florida, all 131 girls lacrosse programs play in a single division. The Canes return as defending champions of District 32, comprising Coral Shores, Killian, Palmer Trinity, Coral Reef and Palmetto. Careni Vee Lopez, a former Coral Shores standout who played at Notre Dame College in Ohio, will help coach the Lady Canes along with longtime assistant coaches John Jarnagan and Cindy Hall.Coral Shores opened the season Tuesday on the road against Ransom Everglades (results pending at press time), and will host Miamis Coral Reef High School on Thursday (originally set as a road game, the site was switched to Tavernier this week).After two more road games next week, at Cardinal Gibbons and Palmetto, the Lady Canes plays a 1 p.m. March 1 home match against American Heritage of Plantation (JV at 11 a.m.).Dozens tur out for lacrosse teamFrom Hurricanes, 1BNice wahoo taking the baitThe cry of wa-hooooo! can be heard loud and clear in the Middle and Lower Keys! Starting with the full moon over the weekend and into the back side of it now, the wahoo bite offshore has been excellent. Trolling with ballyhoo on Iland or Billy Bait lures is working well. Be sure to use a weight or planer on the bait/lure combo to keep it down. Anglers are catching wahoo on the wrecks also using live blue runners and goggle eyes. Most of the wahoo are in the 20to 40-pound range, with a few larger specimens in the 60-pound class making an appearance. Theres some sailfish action, too. Were finding them chasing flying fish under frigate birds as well as live-baiting in 130 to 180 feet of water.On the reef, the yellowtail snapper bite is sporadic, with the best fishing in the 70to 80-foot depths. There are some king mackerel in the same areas as well as on the wrecks. Also on the wrecks are plenty of amberjack and the occasional mutton snapper.Hawk Channel provides its usual assortment of funcatching and good-eating fish, including mackerel, snapper, grouper and some nice cobia. (Remember, all grouper must be released until the season reopens on May 1.)In the bay and gulf waters, theres lots of action on mangrove snapper, sharks, Spanish and king mackerel and Goliath grouper.The weeks bestJohn Muskrat Murray, from Macedon, .N.Y, picked a fight with an 80-pound Seven Mile Bridge tarpon Friday while fishing with Capt. Jeff Knapp of Beckoning Charters out of Burdines in Marathon. They had action on smaller tarpon spraying ballyhoo, but a lure was all that was needed.The SeaSquared crew has been fishing with families and groups enjoying a tropical getaway from the snowy tundra up north. Hawk Channel, bridge and bay fishing produced catches of hogfish, mangrove, yellowtail, mutton snapper, porgy and lots of toothy critters barracuda and sharks to keep everyone entertained. We also released countless keeper-size red, black and gag grouper.Jay and Adelle Van Dallen from Zeeland, Mich., had a nice cobia catch with Capt. Zach Willis and mate Roy Boston on the Papa Pips out of Captain Pips in Marathon. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Moes Custom Charters in Key West, reports the wahoo are biting on the wrecks and the color change, with all taking trolled ballyhoo. Mixed in are bonito plus big yellowtail and mutton on the reef edge. In Hawk Channel, big sharks are going crazy blacktips, hammerheads, sharp nose and even tigers. In Key West Harbor, the tarpon ate on the warmer days with plenty of snapper and mackerel to keep the anglers busy.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://Sea SquaredCharters.com and http://Facebook.com/Mara thonFishing.FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSPhil and Melody from Baltimore had a banner Valentines Day fishing with Capt. Ariel Medero of Big Game Sportfishing that included this sweetheart of a mutton snapper.Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn Web extraThe Key West High wrestling team sees title shots dashed at the state meet. This is much more prep sports at www.KeysInfoNet.com.


On July 14, 1992, aquanaut Richard Presley surfaced from a lagoon in Key Largo, ecstatic to see the colors, the sun and all these palm trees after 69 days and 19 minutes of living in the sea.It was a world record. There was hope the effort would spark renewed interest in underwater habitats, which exploded onto the world scene in the 1960s and 1970s, with more than 60 located in 17 countries. It didnt happen and for the past 22 years, no one attempted to break Presleys record. Until now. Two educators from a college in landlocked Tennessee one a 62-year-old Vietnam veteran turned biology professor and the other a 24year-old adjunct professor plan to take the plunge Oct. 4 in the same Emerald Lagoon where Presley made history. If all goes according to plan, Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain of Roane State Community College will reemerge 72 days later from the 600-square-foot underwater habitat, which also serves as the Jules Undersea Lodge, with a new record.More importantly, they hope to surface with the successful completion of their primary mission: To engage young people in marine biology and underwater exploration.Were not conducting experiments; were not trying to discover any new species, Cantrell said. Our main goal is to be able to broadcast under the water to show kids what it is like and to get them excited that this science is real.From the habitat, Cantrell will teach an online biology class to his students back at Roane State. And the duo will host a once-a-week live broadcast, available free online, on ocean topics. The feat should be easy considering that in 1995, ocean pioneers Scott Carpenter and Ian Koblick spoke from the habitat to astronaut Mike Gernhardt, who was aboard the space shuttle Endeavour. The programs will feature experts and celebrity guests, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon. Buzz will talk about Mars and how we can learn more about exploring Mars by being in the weightlessness of the ocean, said Koblick, who owns the habitat and is founder of the Marine Resources Develop ment Foundation, a partner in the project.We are not doing this just to set a world record, which would just be a publicity stunt, Koblick said. I want to do this to get a message out about the status of our oceans. Thats why our program title is Our Seas: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Other program topics will include underwater archaeology, the Caribbeans lionfish invasion, the effects of climate change on the oceans and the success of coral restoration.Koblick, of Key Largo, wrote the book Living and Working in the Sea. In 1969, he worked on the Tektite I mission, in which four U.S. Department of Interior scientists set what was then the saturated diving record of nearly 60 days in a federally funded underwater habitat in the U.S. Virgin Islands.Koblick also has lived under the sea several times; his longest stint was three weeks in Tektite in 1970. That was followed a few years later by a couple of two-week stints in the La Chalupa Research Laboratory, which he developed and operated in more than 100 feet of water off the coast of Puerto Rico until funding ran out in 1976.La Chalupa is now Jules Undersea Lodge. Koblick said he didnt know what had happened to the lab until he saw a movie that showed it virtually abandoned in Miami. He rescued it, placing it in the lagoon just offshore in only 21 feet of water. For their world record attempt, the Tennessee professors will have plenty of surface support from volunteers, who will buy their food, do their laundry and take out their garbage. Fain said the mental part of spending nearly 10 weeks in close quarters without sunshine will be as difficult as the physical part. It will not be a cakewalk, she said. We know we will get on each others nerves.Go out paddling with your dogsMarr-Velous Pet Rescues and Adoptions of Key Largo, along with Florida Bay Outfitters at mile marker 104, are hosting a paddle-withyour-dogs event from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Meet at Florida Bay Outfitters. Those attending can bring their own paddleboards or kayaks, or rent one for $20. Leashed, wellbehaved dogs are welcome. Florida Bay Outfitters donates its proceeds to the rescue group.Program teaches kids how to fishThe Marathon Parks and Recreation Department is offering a beginning fishing program for kids ages 3 to 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the docks behind City Hall, U.S. 1 and 98th Street. The program is designed to introduce children to casting, baiting a hook and catching a fish. Poles, bait and hooks are provided to use during the event. Parents need to stay with their children during the program. For more information, send an e-mail to adamsa@ci.marathon.fl.us or call 743-6598.Cemetery tours planned Feb. 22The city of Key West and the Historic Florida Keys Foundation host guided strolls through the Key West Cemetery that are geared toward Black History Month on Saturday.Gravesites to be visited include those of George Adderley, Willie Ward, Roosevelt Sands Sr., Frank Adams, Nelson English, Thomas Romer, Ellen Welters Sanchez and Sandy Cornish.Groups will depart for the 90-minute strolls from the main cemetery entrance, 701 Passover Lane, every 20 minutes beginning at 9 p.m. A donation of is $10 is requested.Christian station plans big weekendChristian radio station WHNJ-FM is hosting what it calls an old-fashioned camp meeting at Camp Sawyer on Scout Key on Friday through Sunday. The weekend starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the camp, mile marker 34, with a halfhour concert with singer Laura Saladino and accompanying guitar player Ken Horton. International evangelist Ron Halverson will be speaking, and there will be adult Bible study. To find out more, call the radio station at 872-5434.Islamorada writers signing their bookUpper Keys residents Brad Bertelli and Jerry Wilkinson will sign their new historical book Islamorada: Images of America, on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Hooked on Books, mile marker 81.9. Wilkinson moved to the Florida Keys in 1947. Hes president of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys. Bertelli is a member of the Florida Outdoors Writers Association and vice president of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys.Ripleys! celebrates sword swallowersRipleys Believe It or Not! in Key West celebrates sword swallowing on Saturday with a huge presentation, as sword swallower Dale Pritchard will do his thing at Ripleys! Odditorium at 108 Duval St. The show starts at 2 p.m.Boating course starts on Feb. 24U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-03 of Big Pine Key is offering a boating skills and seamanship class from Feb. 24 through March 12, Mondays and Wednesdays 7 to 9 p.m. Itll be held at the Sugarloaf Fire Department, mile marker 17. Cost is $55 per person (materials included) and $80 per couple with shared materials. Topics include required boat equipment, operator responsibilities, nautical charts, weather and more. To sign up, call Dale Gittings at (262) 872-0432 or Bob Eichholtz at 872-7505.Reef Relief hosts cleanup of canalReef Relief is hosting a shoreline cleanup on Saturday at the lagoon next to WinnDixie on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West.Meet at 10 a.m. in the T.G.I. Fridays parking area of the Overseas Market shopping center, 2710 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Look for the Reef Relief sign. RSVP by send an e-mail to reefrelief@gmail.com.Mother Truckers perform in KeysCrane Point Museum and Nature Center has planned its annual fundraiser for Friday and Saturday at the Key Colony Beach City Hall auditorium. Its a dinner-theater production by a comedy troupe called the Mother Truckers, known for skits about women truckers. Tickets are $60 per person (table for 10 costs $540). Tickets can be purchased at the Crane Point Gift Shop, mile marker 50 bayside, or by calling 743-3900. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com HEART INSTITUTEwww.shermenshospital.org msmc.com Contemporary Cardiovascular Medicine In Your BackyardSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 9:15 A.M. 3:30 P.M.DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, LOCATION HAS CHANGED Marathon High School Auditorium350 Sombrero Beach Road9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Welcome! Bruce Boros, M.D.; Dr. Hal Leftwich, CEO, Fishermens Community Hospital and Charlene Welker, Sr. VP of Network Development with Mount Sinai Medical Center 9:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m.Joan Homan, M.D., BC Cardio, MBAKnow your Numbers/ Womens Cardiac Health 10:15 a.m. 11:00 a.m.Richard Berger, M.D., F.A.C.C.Risk Factors/Recommendationsand Mount Sinai Medical Center connection with Fishermens Community Hospital11:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m.Jason Jacobson, M.D., F.A.C.C. Current Interventions for TreatingArrhythmias and the Use of Pacemakers and Defibrillators11:45 a.m. 12:10 p.m.Panel Q&A12:10 p.m. 12:45 p.m.Lunch12:45 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Bruce L. Boros, M.D., F.A.C.C. Cardiac Genetic Testing1:30 p.m. 2:15 p.m.Roger Steinfeld, M.D., F.A.C.C. Cardiac Interventions for CAD2:15 p.m. 3:00 p.m.Robert Beasley, M.D. Peripheral Vascular Interventions3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Panel Q&ASeating is limited. To RSVP, please call Dianne Weitz at 305.289.6207 Whats New in Cardiovascular CarePublic Invitation to Keys-Wide Cardiology Session: CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows MM 48 Bayside 1688 Overseas HighwayTiki Bar on the water, its quiet, clean and the food is delicious. Join us for our Daily Sunset Cannon Salute Celebration!Open Daily from 12:00 NoonLive Music Thursdays and Saturday evenings.305-743-9009 LivingLIVING BRIEFS Taking a dive for 72 daysProfessors plan to teach inside JulesBy CAMMY CLARKcclark@MiamiHerald.comKEY LARGO Photos courtesy MIAMI HERALDJessica Fain (left), an adjunct professor of biology at Roane State Community College in Tennessee, has spent 80 hours in the habitat. Bruce Cantrell (right), a professor of biology at Roane State Community College in Tennessee, has spent nearly 200 hours in the underwater habitat in Key Largo.


KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, February 19, 2014 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 809219 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Auction to be held on 3/06/2014 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. 1999 PONTIAC CV 2 DR VIN# 4G2JB32T8XB201945 Published February 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 875245 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be holding a public hearing to discuss RFQ2014529 -Contractor Prequalification, rules and policies. This meeting is NOT mandatory in order to bid. Public Hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. on February 26, 2014 in Room 2100 at Marathon High School, 350 Sombrero Beach Road, Marathon, FL 33050. 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 25, February 8, 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 875272 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION/ BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFQ 2014529 CONTRACTOR PREQUALIFICATION BID OPENING will be March 11th, 2014 at 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 25, February 19, March 1, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 899263 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2013-CP-255-K Hon Peary S. Fowler IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JUSTIN WESLEY DACUS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JUSTIN WESLEY DACUS, deceased, whose date of death was September 9, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal re p resentatives attorne y are py 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 February 12, 2014. Personal Representative: Gina Jo Durment A ttorney for Personal Representative: Samuel J. Kaufman Florida Bar No. 0144304 Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email designation for service: Service.Probate@samkaufman law.com Telephone: (305) 292 3926 Fax: (305) 295 7947 Published February 12, 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 899362 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No 2014-CP-4-K Hon Peary S. Fowler IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JARED MICHAEL HOBGOOD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JARED MICHAEL HOBGOOD, deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the co-personal representatives 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 February 12, 2014. Co-Personal Representatives: Samantha Hobgood Steven Earle, Esq. A ttorney for Personal Representatives: Samuel J. Kaufman Florida Bar No. 0144304 Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email designation for service: Service.Probate@samkaufman law.com Telephone: (305) 292 3926 Fax: (305) 295 7947 Published February 12, 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 906151 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / PRE BID MEETING / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014532 PLANTATION KEY AC MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING February 25, 2014 9:00am Plantation Key School, 100 Lake Road, Tavernier, FL 33070 (Sign in at Office) BID OPENING March 18, 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 February 15, 19, 22, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 908686 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVLIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County Florida, will, on the 18TH DAY OF MARCH 2014 AT 11:00 A.M. on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH, the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Lot 125, PORT LARGO, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, at Page 3, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, Commonly Known as: 125 Marina Avenue, Key Largo, FL 33037 Pursuant to the SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: COMMUNITY BANK OF FLORIDA, INC. Plaintiff, VS. GENE C. LENTZ AND MARIA ELENA LENTZ, his wife; GLADYS MARCOS Defendants, A nd the Docket Number of which is Number 10-CA-000283-P WITNESS my hand and Official Seal of Said Court, this 13th day of FEBRUARY, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Settoon Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if an y other than the p ro p ert y y ppy owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after sale. Published February 19, 26, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 909225 DISTRICT II ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC II) (From the city limits of Key West to the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District II Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday February 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published February 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 909229 DISTRICT III ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC III) (From the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge to the Long Key Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a TOURIST RELATED BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE Shall be persons involved in business which is interdependent upon the tourist industry who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development but who shall not be employed in any position within the lodging industry (motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks and other tourist accommodations and whose business is in the tax collection district for which they are applying). Any person wishing to participate on the District III Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday February 21, 2014 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Published February 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 909233 DISTRICT IV ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC IV) (Between the Long Key Bridge and mile marker 90.939) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a TOURIST RELATED BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE Shall be persons involved in business which is interdependent upon the tourist industry who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development but who shall not be employed in any position within the lodging industry (motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks and other tourist accommodations and whose business is in the tax collection district for which they are applying). A ny person wishing to participate on the District IV Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Develo p ment Council within p the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday February 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The application can be mailed or faxed. A resume may be attached to the application. Published February 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 909237 DISTRICT V ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC V) (From Mile Marker 90.940 to the Dade/Monroe County Line and any Mainland portions of Monroe County) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL has an opening for a LODGING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE shall be owners or operating/general managers of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations which are subject to bed tax in the tax collection district for which they are applying. Any person wishing to participate on the District V Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm. A resume may be attached to the application. Published February 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 909245 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 25, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: BLIMP ROAD BOAT RAMP REPAIR CUDJOE KEY, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-7111712. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published February 19, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 910497 MEETING NOTICE The Duck Key Security Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 8:00 A.M. at Hawks Cay Conference Center, Turtle Room, Duck Key, FL. 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Furn, clubhouse w/pool N/S, no pets. Bkgnd chk req. $800. F/L/S 386-308-4071; 386-467-1966 MM 96.3 O/S STUDIO 22 long screen porch, W/D, fully furn, incl hi def. TV & WiFi. $1050/mo, incl util. No pets/no smoking, F/L/S. 305-853-3779CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 GARAGE FOR RENT MM 92 400 sq. ft. workspace 400 sq. ft. storage. Power & A/C $550 / mo. Call (305) 394-3485 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. BOOKKEEPER Needed. Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE Is now hiring P/T OFFICE ASSISTANT. Computer exp. a must. Min HS diploma/GED. Quick Books, A/R, A/P, exp. a plus. APPLY IN PERSON ONLY. 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon Mortage Loan Originator Keys Federal Credit Union Seeking an experienced and motivated mortgage loan originator in the Lower, Middle and Upper Keys. Must have up-to-date knowledge of conventional loan requirements and regulatory compliance, with a proven track record of successful sales. Salary with volume based commission. Excellent benefits package, including health and dental insurance, 401(k) and paid holidays & vacation. High school diploma or equiv. req.; college degree preferred. Visit keysfcu.org/keys_career.php to obtain an application. Send application/resume to hr@keys fcu.org or fax to 293-6056. E.O.E. Dolphin Research Center has Temporary and Permanent openings for Guest Services. Duties are multifaceted including welcoming guests, taking reservations, retail and photo sales. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to: drc-hr@dolphins.org. EOE CREWMAN FOR LOBSTER BOAT Marathon. Experienced only. After 5pm, call 305-289-0792ExperiencedFiberglass& GelcoatRepairTech. Looking fordependable&experienced fiberglass/Gelcoatrepairtech. ApplyinpersontoOceanBlue Boatworks@NORTHgateof 93160O/SHwy.Tavernier.305 -731-1307 service@oceanblueboatworks .comHOUSE CLEANERS NEEDED For residential service. Must be experienced. P/T or F/T, must work weekends! Call 305-942-9961 HOUSEKEEPERS F/T or P/T Marathon area. Please call (305) 731-0520 EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER needed for a mobile lady. Must be able to drive. MM 98 Call (305) 393-5399 Home Health Care Company is currently hiring part time RN, LPN, OT, OTA, PT, PTA. Serving the area of Marathon. Call 305-942-4281 or please fax resume to 305-225-3940 or email: homelifellclife@aol.com Bluegreen The Hammocks At Marathon has the following positions available: Maintenance Technician Full Time Experienced Line Cook Front Desk Clerk Part Time Bartender Apply in person: 1688 O/S Hwy, Marathon. MM48.5 EOE/Drug Free WorkplaceFront Desk Clerk & Housekeepers urgently needed! English req. Please apply: Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. (305) 743-2393 Front Desk Clerk & Maintenance Landscaper. P/T. English req. Days. please apply: Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. (305) 743-2393 WANTEDTORENTIMMEDIATELYLong-termresidentandsuccessful businessownerlookingtorent:VERYNICEHouseorCondo MUSTHAVEWATERVIEW Docknotnecessary. One(1)yearlease.Location: Marathon-MileMarker47-54only. Contact: 305-570-9035 CORALREEFPARKCO. BahiaHondaDivisionIsseekingaPartTimeCustomerServiceClerkMustbeateamplayer.Some experiencewithretail,foodservice, watersports,andsupervisoryskills wouldbeaplus.PleasecallNancyat305-872-3954 toscheduleaninterviewEOE MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 M e d i c a l T e c h n o l o g i s t s E c h o c a r d i o g r a p h T e c h E x e c u t i v e A d m i n i s t r a t i v e A s s t E n v i r o n m e n t a l S e r v i c e s A i d s P h a r m a c y T e c h n i c i a n s F r o n t O f f i c e R e c e p t i o n & R e g i s t r a t i o n C l e r k M e d i c a l A s s i s t a n t P h y s i c i a n s P r a c t i c e D i r e c t o r Applyonlineat:h t t p : / / w w w f i s h e r m e n s h o s p i t a l o r g HospitalOpportunities: PhysiciansPracticeOpportunities: FishermansHospitalislocatedinMarathon,FL E.O.E./DrugFreeWorkplace/E-verify CityofMarathonTurtleNestSurveyorPleaseseewebsiteforjobdescription:www.ci.marathon.fl.us POSITIONSAVAILABLEAT:TheGuidance/CareCenter Inc. 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RN-Marathon FullTime#429.PartTime#248 BehavioralHealthTechnician-Marathon CrisisStabilizationUnit.PartTime#252Allapplicantsmustsubmit:1)resume;2)threereferences; 3)undergobackground,fingerprint,anddrugscreening priortoanyofferofemployment.Applyonline@http://careers.westcare.com hr -gcc@westcare.com EEOC/DFWP TheTurtleHospital inMarathonIsseekingafull-time EducationalProgram Guide/GiftShopSales. Publicspeaking& retailsalesexperience andmarineturtle knowledgehelpful. Sendresumeto:tur tlehosp@aol.com Dolphin Research Center has Temporary and Permanent openings for Guest Services. Duties are multifaceted including welcoming guests, taking reservations, retail and photo sales. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to: drc-hr@dolphins.org. EOE CREWMAN FOR LOBSTER BOAT Marathon. Experienced only. After 5pm, call 305-289-0792ExperiencedFiberglass& GelcoatRepairTech. Looking fordependable&experienced fiberglass/Gelcoatrepairtech. 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, February 19, 2014* The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: FT Desk Position with assistant management possibilities, conscientious detail oriented, non smoker for Key Largo Dive Resort MM104, email resume to: amyamoray@aol.com.Housekeeper needed in Key Largo, Spanish ok, English not necessary, apply in person at Amoray Dive Resort, MM 104.5 bay side ON SITE MANAGER for 36 unit Key Colony Beach co-op. Office, bookkeeping, rental, personnel mgt. MS Office and Quick Books exp. needed. CAM license required. Apartment & utilities, base salary & percent of rental commissions, health and IRA contributions provided. Position open May 1st. Fax resume to 305-289-0366 or email sbckcb@comcast.net. P/T Desk Clerk & 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.com EXPERIENCED WEBSITE MANAGER PART TIME Marathon Office. Please call Michael (305) 481-4301AlaskanFishingGuides WantedforYesBayLodge A USCGMastersCoastalor6 PakNearCoastalisrequired, aswellasacurrentdrugtest andCPRCertification. Emailareplyto: info@yesbay.com Attn:RyanMartinez(907)-2257906Make Some Extra Cash Deliver our newspapers 7 days a week between 4:30 & 7:30 am in Key West or Big Pine Key (two positions needed) Potential income $350-$450 per week Call Alex 305.522.1460 CABANA BREEZES Now Hiring: F/T or P/T Line Cooks Busser Servers Bartenders Golf Cart Driver Please apply in person 401 E. Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach 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 needed. Full time or part time. Apply in person. 1240 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida. Ask for Angelo. IMMEDIATE HIRING Line Cooks/Breakfast Cooks Dining Room Bus Person/ Food Runner at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert 289-1554, 10am-12pm.Mr.CsIceCream NOW HIRINGP/Tat98.9and102.8 MatureServersandKitchen HelpNeeded.Mustbereliable. 561-504-6423 NOWHIRING Experienced LINECOOK.Applyinperson, KINGSeafood,10925O/S Hwy.Marathon.305-735-4132 stonecrabfresh@aol.comNOW HIRING: SERVERS & LINE COOK Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon SERVER NEEDED Days/Nights Please apply in person, Franks Grill, 11400 O/S Hwy, Townsquare Mall, Marathon Servers with experience Now hiring, part & full time. Apply in person to: KEY COLONY INN 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB. MARATHON OFFICE ASSISTANT Advanced computer skills required. Available now! Call 305-481-4301BlindandShadeMeasure Person/Installer Neededfor middletolowerKeys.Mustbe abletomeasure,install,and repair:horizontalblinds,roller shades,cellshades,sheer horizontals,romanshades, wovenwoods,verticals,sheer verticals,verticells,sliding panelsplusmotorizedshades. Needtruckorvan,toolsandbe abletopassbackground check.305-828-7666 eddie@polyshutters.comF/T SECURITY GUARDneeded Immediately in Marathon. Must have drivers license & security license. (305) 684-0033HAIRSTYLIST Needed for Hair By Martha, in Marathon. Commission or rental. Call (305) 393-1751 KENNEL CAREGIVER F/T Animal care duties reqd. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. This critical position will only be filled by a compassionate, caring individual that loves to work with animals and people. Evening and weekends required. Call Marathon Veterinary Hospital. 743-7099 27 DUSKY 2002 Center console. 25.9 Cummins turbo diesel engines. Many extras. 950 hours. $55,000. Call Ron 954-829-2322 28 PRO-LINE 1986 walkaround w/1995 twin 200 Yamahas, 2 stroke. Bimini top, live well, too many extras to list! $11,750. Contact Rick, oceanric9@yahoo.com for photos or call 305-872-3023 33 Egg Harbor 1979 Sedan Sport Fisher. Crusader engines. Great liveaboard or fisher. On the water ready to fish! $15K obo. 970-689-2818 33 HYDRASPORT CC 2004, triple 225 Yahamas, loaded w/ options. Furuno 64 mi. radar / depth, auto pilot, many more! Orig. owner. $76,500. OBO (954) 275-8463 1981 20 Ranger, perfect! Unsinkable daysailor. Shallow draft, swing heel, outbrd. See: www.keys.craigslist.org/boats $4,650. 307-326-8113, MM 28 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric incl. MM 99. (305) 942-3055 DEEPWTER DOCKAGE & STORAGE MM 85.9 85970 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada. $500 Call (305) 517-9605 LIVE ABOARD DEEP WATER DOCKAGE. A great place to call home. MM 92.5 O/S For more information call (305) 853-5604 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 4 POST CRADLE BOAT LIFT 14K 16K. Works great, ordered larger boat & lift. $1800 OBO. Can demo. on site. Call (954) 275-8463 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 TOYOTA FORKLIFT (GAS) 4,000 pound lift, side shift, solid tires. $5,500. cell 305-797-2182 16,700miles "07Mercury GrandMarquisGS1owner, garaged,exconditionBB $9885.Sellingfor$9000305743-3106jrobi@bellsouth.net2005 NISSAN 350 Z Automatic. Original owner, beautiful condition. 55,000 miles. $18,000. 305-393-1415 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 2005 Custom Bucket T Hot Rod. Street legal, less than 600 miles. Like new! Garage kept, asking $21,500. Call (305) 393-2451 to view. WOW LOOK !!! 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