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WE RE OVERSTOCKED!!KEY LARGOMARATHONKEY WEST305-451-5700 MM 99 in the Median 305-295-6400By Publix, Searstown 305-743-4397 MM 47.5 Ocean TAKING IT ALL INPhoto by TOM DAIUTOWatching sunsets is a nightly event in the Keys, and not just for humans. This crane watches the sun go down at the bayside Moon Bay condos around mile marker 104 in Key Largo.Lawyer: Let Supremes decideBernadette Restivo, who represents Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones in their same-sex marriage suit against Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin, says the case should bypass the Third District Court of Appeal and go directly to the Florida Supreme Court. Last Friday afternoon, I called the [Florida] Attorney Generals Office and spoke to the attorney handling this case and made the suggestion that we jointly take this case directly to the Florida Supreme Court, Restivo said Tuesday. I made the argument that it will obviously be more expeditious, save a lot of tax dollars and judicial resources. Florida Assistant Attorney General Adam Tanenbaum, who represents Attorney General Pam Bondi in both the Monroe County case and a similar one in Miami-Dade County, did not indicate to Restivo whether he agreed. He said it was not his decision to make, but that he would get back to us, says Restivo, who represents Huntsman and Jones with law partner Elena VigilFarinas. He has not.Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, who last week overturned Floridas 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered the two men be allowed to wed, on Monday denied their request to lift an automatic legal stay requested by Bondi that prevents them from marrying immediately.Based on decisions of the United States Supreme Court and other courts to stay proceedings in similar chal-Gay weddings on hold while appeal pendingBy STEVE ROTHAUSMiami HeraldSAME-SEX MARRIAGEFormer county head planning gun rangeMany people would think that deciding against continuing a high-paying 20-year government career in favor of ultimately opening a gun shop and range in the Florida Keys is a drastic leap. Former Monroe County Administrator Tom Willi has done just that. He says guns are in his background from when he was a kid. Willi and his business partner Jarvis Osorio opened Outbreak Ordnance Gun Shop on County Road on Big Pine Key in March and are planning to expand by opening a shooting range in adjacent commercial space. A lot of government regulation, a lot of paperwork. For the bureaucrat in me, it works perfect, he joked. Willi had what many considered a controversial threeyear run in Monroe Countys top job in December 2007. He was heavily criticized for overspending and was considered by many a puppet for county commissioners Sonny McCoy, Dixie Spehar and Mario DiGennaro, who held the majority on the board and often sided with developers in land-use issues.He was fired without cause and given a $282,000 severance package. Current County Administrator Roman Gastesi replaced him.Dont even think about it, Willi said when asked if he reflects on his time in the government arena. He called heading a government like Monroes a 24-hour-a-day job.That was a nice [$166,000 annual] salary,Willi has already opened gun shop on Big Pine KeyBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBIG PINE KEY Keynoter photo by TODD SWIFTThe gun range on Big Pine Key would be the third private range in the Keys.Varrieur moving gun rangeA seasonal Big Pine Key resident whose backyard gun range made national headlines in the winter says hes done all he can to point out how lax Florida gun laws are.We took the story as far as we could. It went international in 11 weeks, which is kind of ridiculous with all the important things going on in the world, Doug Varrieur said. But that doesnt mean he plans to stop shooting live rounds at his Eden Pines subdivision home each Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. I planned on, when I come back to the Florida Keys, to move [the open-air range] into the underside of my house, inside my workshop. Ive already made the decision to move it, he said from North Carolina. The makeshift range was set up just outside Varrieurs house, which borders a heavily trafficked canal and several other single-family houses. He originally started shooting with Huey Gordon, a retired Monroe County Sheriffs Office deputy. State law says local governments cannot regulate most shooting on privately owned land and that trying to do so could lead to elected officials being removed from office and fined.Varrieur disagrees with the law and says he took it upon himself to expose it after an incident with the Sheriffs Office earlier this year.It all started as a simple thing. I bought .380 pistols for my wife and myself, he said.The pistols were equippedIt now sits in side yard on Big PineBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBIG PINE KEY VARRIEURSee Range, 2ASee Varrieur, 2AFEMA flood maps now under revisionNew maps that guide flood-insurance rates for the Florida Keys will provide unprecedented detail, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials vow. The final maps apparently will not take effect for another five years but residents can take part in the development process along the way, FEMA representatives said Monday in Key Largo. The old maps tell you whether youre in [a flood zone] or out, said project manager Mark Vieira, a FEMA engineer. New maps will tell you how much water youre going to get in your house. Many of the flood maps now used are 30 to 40 years old. The maps are used, in large part, to set premiums for FEMAs National Flood Insurance Program. A team working on updated flood maps in the Southeast Florida Coastal Study finishes a series of three Keys input meetings today in Key West. The session begins at 10 a.m. at the Harvey Government Center on Truman Avenue. At meetings in Key Largo and Marathon earlier this week, FEMA staff and consultants laid out recent maps of the Keys so residents could point out possible errors or significant changes that should be noted. That information will be included in revised maps that return to the Keys for review. In the past, said consulting engineer Michael DelCharco, Sometimes engineers would go off and close the curtains and you wouldnt see the maps before they took effect. Now youll have a good ideaThey drive how the feds decide your premiumsFLOOD INSURANCEBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWUpper Keys residents and federal engineers look over new topographic maps of the Florida Keys Monday in Key Largo as part of a study to create highly detailed flood-insurance maps.See Flood, 2ASee Marriage, 2A
lenges, this court denies the emergency motion, Garcia wrote. The automatic stay, currently in place, shall remain in place until completion of appellate proceedings or until further order of the court.Garcia had also ordered that Huntsman and Jones and other gay couples seeking to wed be allowed to marry. The court is aware that the majority of voters oppose same-sex marriage, but it is our countrys proud history to protect the rights of the individual, the rights of the unpopular and rights of the powerless, even at the cost of offending the majority, Garcia wrote in his opinion.Bondi then swiftly announced she would appeal Garcias ruling to the Third District Court of Appeal. Her office issued a statement, saying that with many similar cases pending throughout the entire country, finality on this constitutional issue must come from the U.S. Supreme Court. In her motion for the stay to be lifted, Restivo wrote that the plaintiffs and other same-sex couples who wish to marry are suffering serious, irreparable harms every day [Floridas Marriage Protection Act] remains in effect. As of Tuesday, the Third District Court of Appeal, the state appeals court for Monroe and Miami-Dade, had not scheduled a date to hear the case.Same-sex marriage on holdFrom Marriage, 1A of whats coming. The Keys presentations included discussions of the detailed map mesh created by using aerial laser measurements with much better topographic information, and talk of oceanbottom contours and effects on wave height. In Key Largo, the three dozen residents who attended mostly want to know whether the changes will lower insurance rates. Ken Davis said years of unrestricted mangrove growth off his Tavernier home has turned a threeacre flat into a dense mangrove stand. If Im going to have an obstructed view of the bay, I want to get something out of it, Davis said. Mangroves are some of the best protection you can have, DelCharco said. After a 2007 rate hike was imposed to cover flood losses, policy holders across the country howled. Congress came to FEMA and said, Your [flood] maps are horrible, Vieira said. We told them, we agree with you. Congress then significantly boosted the money to create new maps, which funds the current update. Im a little disappointed the new maps wont be out until 2019, Upper Keys resident Lois Stormont said. The flood-insurance rates I pay every year continue to rise but I see other parts of the country that get flooded every few years and theyre allowed to rebuild in the same location.Maps may be more accurateFrom Flood, 1A but a ton of responsibility. Owning your own business is different, Willi added. In fact, Willi, who became a Realtor after his firing, said hes been contacted on several occasions by headhunters hoping he would consider applying for South Florida government jobs. In the end, staying in the Keys won out (he had come here from Davie in Broward County). I transitioned here and I really do enjoy living here. Im a boater and I do a lot of fishing and diving, he said.As for shooting, Willi said he picked it up as a youngster in New York. He said his father worked on the estate of former U.S. vice president and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. All my life, my dad taught me how to shoot when I was probably about 6 years old, he said. Willi said he holds a federal license that allows him to sell guns, and that Outbreak Ordnance holds a version of the same license.We werent sure about what the retail sales would be. We sell a ton of stuff online and never considered opening retail before. I thought wed be packing boxes all day, but the response has been overwhelming. Im amazed, he said.The range would be the third private one in the Keys and is still in the planning stages. There are also shooting ranges in Key Largo and on Big Coppitt Key. Were working at getting the design done, Willi said.The plan would be to open the range as a nonprofit organization.Big Pine gun range plannedFrom Range, 1Awith lasers that Varrieur said require calibration by firing the weapons.I made a decision the next day to go out in my side yard and calibrate these pistols and adjust the lasers. My wife suggested I make a call and let the Sheriffs [Office] know what Im doing. I did that; I spoke to dispatch and told them what I was going to do, he said. Varrieur says he was told its illegal to discharge weapons in Monroe County and that he would be arrested if he did. But he was aware of state law. That was the day that we made the decision to pick one day per week to fire for an hour and expose the law to the state of Florida, Varrieur said.The result was that his backyard shooting gained worldwide attention and numerous media outlets covered it. Eventually, Varrieurs range was lampooned on Comedy Centrals The Colbert Report. It didnt get skewed until Colbert came into town. When they did their story, they cut stuff from all over the place. Its a comedy show, he said. For more on this story, go to www.KeysInfoNet.com.Varrieur moving range insideFrom Varrieur, 1AFIRM still seeking study participantsA grassroots Keys group is struggling to attract Keys homeowners to let their homes be inspected for a study that the group says will prove once and for all that Keys residents overpay for windstorm insurance.The $485,000 study is being financed by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the states insurer of last resort. As of the end of May, Citizens held 21,974 residential policies in Monroe County, with 20,228 of them being wind-only policies. Most private insurers consider the Keys too risky to cover.Heather Carruthers, a Monroe County commissioner and president of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, stressed it is imperative homeowners work with the private inspectors to get a more-accurate account of how prepared homes are for storms. Carruthers said Monroe is considered a donor county to the state when it comes to insurance, paying out far more in premiums than what is collected in claims. We have a lot of data showing we have a disproportion pay-to-risk ratio, Carruthers said. This study is the only way we can find a permanent solution to increasing insurance costs. The inspectors hired by FIRM will examine walls, window coverings and roof coverings, gauging the likelihood of homes surviv ing windstorm damage. Carruthers said all information collected during the anonymous inspections will not be traceable to specific residents. So far, 470 homeowners have signed up for the study since FIRM started contacting people six weeks ago, leaving 297 needed to reach the organizations goal of 704 inspections. The inspections will come at no charge to residents and are being conducted by Solaria Design & Consulting in Marathon. Citizens insured 1.5 million people in Florida in 2012 but has since shed customers, casting them off to willing private companies, after being ordered to do so by the state. Today, Citizens covers about 930,000 people and is still working to reduce its numbers. Citizens spokesman Michael Peltier said depending on the results of the Keys study, more private insurance companies could be attracted to Monroe. Private insurance companies are always assessing risks and the consensus amongst them with the Keys is not great excitement, Peltier said. The Keys are perceived as very risky. This is what the FIRM study is trying to address.Carruthers hopes to have the study data collected by the fall and have a report ready by January. Depend ing upon the results, FIRM will either recommend staying with Citizens, trying to attract new private insurers or forming a Keys-based insurance pool, a proposal that has been brought up in the past. The information will be shared with private insurers in hopes they recognize policies in the Keys are not as risky as initially perceived. But rates wont lower if residents dont open their doors. Carruthers said residents in the Middle and Upper Keys are especially hesitant to volunteer.People are skeptical. We like to maintain our privacy, Carruthers. This is a strict, statistically valid study.For more information and to participate in the FIRM study, visit www.FIRMkeys.org or call 294-3476. Ultimate goal is bringing down insurance costsBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comWINDSTORM INSURANCE KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday, July 23, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW WED.9282 THURS.9281 FRI.9281 SAT.9281 Forecast: Expect cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.For the extended forecast visitKeysInfoNet.com/weather.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. There currently are no 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. 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The Office of Insurance Regulation formally issued orders Tuesday for insurance companies to move up by 18 months the end of a 1.3 percent emergency assessment for the state-run Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, which provides backup coverage to insurers. The assessment has hit policyholders for $2.9 billion, which has gone to reimburse insurance companies for claims from the eight hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004 and 2005, the last time a hurricane made landfall in Florida. Its been nine years since [Hurricane] Wilma, said Sam Miller, executive vice president of the Florida Insurance Council. If anything, the assessment helps us remember how devastating these storms may be. Miller said the industry had been waiting for the orders so it could begin preparing for the new end date for the assessment, which previously had been set for July 1, 2016. The orders make official a decision Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet made last month to end the assessment, Amy Bogner, a spokeswoman for the Office of Insurance Regulation, said in an e-mail. News Service of Florida HEADSTONESCRYPT FRONTS CUSTOM DESIGNSMAUSOLEUM CONSTRUCTION 305-294-2528ATLAS MEMORIALSMM 10 Big Coppitt Key 8 am to 5 pm Appts. Avail.Manager search to begin todayKey West city commissioners are scheduled to meet today at 2 p.m. to figure out their next move in looking for a city manager. Interim City Manager Jim Scholl, who served in that capacity for five years before agreeing to fill in following what was essentially the June resignation of thenManager Bob Vitas, doesnt know if hes to be part of that equation. It was very humbling to be able to come back and help them out as we move forward, Scholl said.Scholl says the last time a plan was established to hire a new city manager, commissioners appointed people to a committee that then recommended hiring a consultant to head the search.Scholl says he doesnt know if hes a candidate, but will know more after todays meeting at Old City Hall on Greene Street. I need to find out what theyre thoughts are, he said, adding that whether he wants to be considered for the job, Thats up to my wife; its not up to me. Vitas accepted a buyout of his contract when it was obvious he was about to be fired. He and City Attorney Shawn Smith didnt get along, and it hit its peak at a commission meeting when Smith basically called Vitas a liar when discussing a proposed contract.Mayor Craig Cates said at the time he hoped Smith and Vitas could work out their differences to spare the citizens, but that didnt happen. Cates recommended Scholl, who retired in July 2012, step in as interim manager.Vitas was hired on June 19, 2012, and earned $185,400 per year for the term of his contract, which was to expire in June 2015. Cates says the preliminary plan is to pick a search committee, which will put ads in business papers throughout Florida. He says his recommendation is to focus on in-state candidates first, then broaden the reach if necessary. But last time we had 80 applications, he said.At todays meeting, Cates says commissioners will review criteria used in the last search and see if any changes are needed to the education or experience theyre looking for in a manager.He wouldnt say whether the city would ask Scholl to apply for his old job.I thought he did a great job before, so I think hed do a great job again, Cates said.Budget timeCity commissioners are working through the budget process for fiscal year 2015, which begins Oct. 1. The proposed $44.6 million spending plan is $3.5 million more than this years budget, and does not include pay raises for city staff, although that remains a priority, Cates said. We had a good year last year, he said. We came in under budget, so we can roll that over. Thats one of the increases in the budget, and were using that money, but its actually money we save from last year. He notes that some of the increases budgeted for 2015 are one-time expenses, such as changes in ambulance service.Commissioners were to set a property tax rate Tuesday. Commission meets today to start workBy JESSICA MACHETTAKeynoter ContributorKEY WESTRevised land plan would limit housingNew housing units approved annually in unincorporated Monroe County could drop by more than 60 percent within three years under a new schedule proposed for the countys staterequired land-use plan. Reducing the number of housing units, for both market-rate units and affordable housing, would ensure the availability of permits for the next two decades, according to the proposal. Right now, weve got 10 years of allocations under the hurricane-evacuation clearance time. This would try to extend it to 20 years, said Mayte Santamaria, assistant director of county Planning and Environmental Resources. That would give us time to accomplish other strategies to avoid a buildout and acquire land for conservation.That proposal will be considered when Monroe County commissioners meet at 10 a.m. today in the Marathon Government Center to approve a revised comprehensive land-use plan.As a state-designated Area of Critical State Concern, Monroe County is required by law to limit new construction to maintain a complete evacuation of residents within a 24-hour period before potential landfall of a major hurricane. Under current rules, the county can issue 197 new housing permits per year through 2023.The county will adopt a slower rate of annual allocations to extend the allocation timeframe to 2034 without exceeding the total of 1,970 allocations, says the action going before the commission.As proposed, the county would offer 125 market-rate allocations and 71 affordable-housing allocations annually until July 2017. Then the annual number would drop to a total of 75 allocations (47 market rate and 27 affordable). The 47 annual marketrate units would be available each year until July 2034. The number of affordable units would decrease to 26 per year in 2027. The plan could be revised as new hurricaneevacuation methods and state mandates change over the years.A revised evacuation plan now calls for visitors and liveaboard boats to leave 48 hours in advance of tropical storm winds preceding a major hurricane. Mobilehome residents will receive an evacuation order 36 hours before a big storms tropicalforce winds.A phased mandatory evacuation would be ordered, starting from the Lower Keys, 30 hours before a major hurricanes storm winds. The countys proposed revised land-use plan will be forwarded to the state Department of Economic Opportunity for review. Other proposals drawing interest in the revised plan:Allowing an extra five feet of building height for non-habitable use on top of the current 35-foot structure limit.Changes to rules on vessel mooring fields, including a suggestion that mooring fields can be established over seagrass beds if approved by state environmental agencies.Possible changes to income levels that could qualify for an affordablehousing permit. Hundreds of pages of changes can be found at KeysCompPlan.com.The goal is stretching out time for permitsCOUNTY COMMISSION By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marathon Planning Commission voted 4-0 Monday to approve South Florida real estate mogul R. Donahue Peebles plans to redevelop the former Ramada site near mile marker 54 in Marathon. Planning Commissioner Lott Panskyy was absent. Under the name Key Colony Bay Development LLC, Peebles Corp. is moving to build a 109-unit resort. An area for continental breakfast, offices, meeting rooms and an exercise facility are set to be included. A secondary plan for the site is for an 80-unit hotel in case Peebles cannot secure the hotel-room permits necessary. Due to the Keys designation as an Area of Critical State Concern, the state Cabinet annually decides how many building permits are allowed to be issued in Monroe County. The Planning Com mission asked about workforce housing and parking for employees. Upper Keys attorney and Peebles representative Nick Mulick told the advisory board that adequate housing and parking would be available for workers. We have a great deal of open space available to us, Mulick said. At the end of the day, well build what were required to build for workforce housing. Planning Director George Garret said the City Council will push to see workforce housing built. Of the roughly fiveacre property, 20 percent of it must be set aside for workforce housing and parking. Roughly 8,500 square feet [of the property] is buildable, Garret said. Twenty percent will be provided for housing. That is a condition of approval. The property originally was planned as a luxury residential resort called Manior Resort Villas. It would have held 72 furnished waterfront vacation homes priced from $1.8 million. Then the housing bust hit and financing dried up. The plans now on the table next go to the City Council for approval. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Bluewater Potters AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS OF MAKING AND SELLING POTTERY IN THE KEYS CORKY & KIM WAGNER ARE RETIRING FROM POTTERY PRODUCTION! EVERYTHING MUST GO!POTTERY EQUIPMENT, CLAYS AND GLAZE SUPPLIES; STORE AND OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OF COURSE, POTTERY AND CRAFT INVENTORY POTTERY SALE SCHEDULE July 28 to August 3 20% off August 4 to August 10 30% off August 11 to August 17 40% off August 18...... 50% off Bluewater Potters 102991 Overseas Hwy(305) email@example.com CLOSING SALE CLOSING SALE As expected, hotel gets OKPlanning board sends project to City CouncilBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON Office on the moveThe Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office has a new Middle Keys home at the 100th Street Center in Marathon. For months, Supervisor Joyce Griffin had sought a larger space to upgrade from the offices longtime headquarters at the Monroe County-owned Marathon Government Annex building on 63rd Street (there are also elections offices in Key West and Key Largo. Griffin said Monday that the Marathon office will move today and open Thursday morning at its new location at U.S. 1 and 100th Street. Its been at its current location since 1992. The five-year lease is for two units totaling 2,139 square feet at the 100th Street Center. The rent is $3,654 per month, or $43,848 per year.Griffin said the current space no more than a few hundred square feet was no longer adequate. Its mostly taken up by paperwork, supplies and voting equipment.I couldnt do another countywide election with the space were in, she said. Weve been over there for I dont know how many years. When we first went in, [Monroe County Fire Rescue wasnt] in there and theyve taken up more room. Weve outgrown it, Griffin added. The Marathon Elections Office has two full-time employees and one that travels back and forth between Marathon and Key Largo. County Public Works employees have been at the site this week painting, running phone and Internet wiring, constructing a door to connect the offices and attaching the Monroe County seal and Griffins name on the exterior windows.But Griffin said almost all the physical moving of the office would take place today. Hopefully, everything will go smoothly, she said.Griffin scouted numerous Middle Keys properties and flirted with the idea of moving into recently renovated office space at the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District office on 107th Street.Theyre deciding what they want to do and I couldnt wait, she said. The move comes at the perfect time, as the November election is fast approaching. The Elections Office was set to put close to 11,000 absentee ballots in the mail Tuesday. Monroe had 50,725 registered voters as of Tuesday. Griffin said more and more voters are turning to that method of voting. She said its more convenient for many residents who arent positive theyd be available to vote on Election Day. The law still refers to them as absentee, but the new term is vote by mail, she said. Griffin urged voters who want to register to receive absentee ballots to visit www.keys-elections.org, or call the main office at 292-3416. Residents can also sign up to be poll workers on the website.Griffin says extra space is essentialBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMONROE ELECTIONS Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYThe Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office is moving its Marathon headquarters to the 100th Street Center on U.S. 1 today. It opens Thursday.Two nabbed for illegal lobstersTwo Marathon men aboard an unregistered personal watercraft were arrested on lobster-poaching charges Sunday near the No Name Key Bridge, state marine officers report. Esequiel J. Morales Riveron, 23, and Vladimir Rodriguez Sarda, 20, both remained in the Monroe County jail Tuesday with no bond allowed. Officer Andy Cox of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that around 2 p.m., he watched one of the men diving near the Lower Keys bridge while the other maneuvered the PWC near the diver. Cox said when the diver boarded the PWC, he moved to stop the watercraft. Morales and Rodriguez then dropped a white mesh bag into the water, Cox reported. FWC Officers Jason Richards and Kyle Mason arrived to assist. Richards recovered the bag, which held 25 separated lobster tails (tails cannot be wrung on the water). Of those, 21 were undersize and seven apparently had been illegally speared. All were taken in a closed season. Neither man had a saltwater fishing license and the PWC lacked a current registration. Several boating-safety violations were filed and the watercraft was seized for possible forfeiture. In addition to multiple conservation misdemeanors, both were charged with a felony count of attempting to destroy evidence. Morales also was charged with a probation violation. Lobster harvest is banned until the two-day mini-season, this year on July 30 and 31. Regular lobster season opens Aug 6.CRIME FRONTBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Photo courtesy FWCThis is the mesh bag holding 25 lobster tails seized Sunday at the No Name Bridge.Doctor crashes, DUI chargedA Tavernier dermatologist was jailed Monday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. 1 while drunk and struck another auto.Leslie Safer, 63, faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and causing property damage for the incident, which happened around 9:25 p.m. at mile marker 85 oceanside in Islamorada.The Florida Highway Patrol had also charged Safer with felony possession of prescription drugs with intent to sell, but Monroe County Judge Regan Ptomey apparently tossed that charge at a Tuesday hearing on Plantation Key. According to state troopers, Safer was driving a 2006 Ford south on U.S. 1 in the northbound lane, approaching Dogwood Lane, while Kathleen Harley (or Lewis, both names are used in FHP documents) was driving a 1999 Ford north in the correct lane. She slowed to avoid a collision but wasnt able to avoid Safers car. A passenger in Safers car, Maxine Starr, 24, of Tavernier was treated at Mariners Hospital. When troopers arrived at the crash scene, Safer reportedly gave them incoherent responses and comments.Safer was freed on his own recognizance was ordered not to drink alcohol or take illegal substances while the case is pending. His next court date is Aug. 6 in front of Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia.ISLAMORADAKeynoter Staff SAFER
Opinion & EditorialWednesday, July 23, 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: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALIts time for Bondi to end this fightLETTERS TO THE EDITORTurn down the musicMy family and I are very concerned that the Marathon Code Compliance Board did not follow the law and believes that there is undue influence on the board. My family owns the house at 59 Kyle Way West on Knights Key. On July 9, my neighbors I attended a code enforcement hearing regarding the Sunset Grille and Raw Bar, which is in our neighborhood. The conditional land-use agreement for the site says there is to be no amplified music. However, nightly and all day and night on the weekends, the Sunset Grille plays amplified music, which is clearly heard all over the whole island, and is in blatant violation of the agreement. At the hearing, the attorney for the Sunset Grille, Frank Greenman, and the owner, John Kotch, openly admitted that they were in fact playing amplified music. However, two of the four board members, Bill Kelley and Ryan Frederick, still voted no to hold the Sunset Grille guilty of violating the agreement. The attorney for the Sunset Grille who stated that his client was violating the code said he was going to file papers with the Planning Commission and the City Council to have the language in the agreement changed. Our neighborhood successfully fought the Chaplins in the land-use change to allow a restaurant to be built there for many years because we feared the very problems that we are now experiencing. We only agreed to the change because of the language used in the land-use agreement. Its not right that Mr. Greenman and Mr. Kotch can go back now and change the language because the restaurant was sold to Mr. Kotch and he does not want to abide by the agreement that was in place when he purchased the restaurant from the Chaplins. Joe Herndon Port St LucieFor study, odds already stacked against manateesGUEST COLUMNIn response to a lawsuit by the Pacific Legal Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided downlisting manatees from endangered to threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act may be warranted, and the agency is embarking on a five-year status review as part of the process.Let me be very clear about the seriousness of the situation.From 2010 to 2013, 2,441 manatees died in Florida waters, which is 48 percent of the highest minimum population ever recorded (5,077 in 2010), but wed have to wait until after 2015 to be able to include this data. However, ignoring this information would also constitute a substantial and unacceptable bias.Reviews are important, but when theyre going to be tied to a decision that could alter the fate of a species, they need to contain the best and most updated data and information. Unfortunately for manatees, the data from the winters of 2010-2013 including record mortality for the species, the worst ever recorded red tide that resulted in manatees being committed to mass graves in Southwest Florida, and a new, mysterious cause of death that has not yet even been labeled in the Indian River Lagoon wont be in the mix because the most recent two years of data are left out of the models to avoid bias. A tool that is used during the review process is whats called the Core Biological Model, or CBM.In May 2013, the Manatee Forum, a group of 22 stakeholder organizations, received an update on this model as it related to the then-anticipated FWS status review. The devil is in the details with a model, and some of the details related to the CBM are not in the manatees favor.First, the group was told that the most current data only went through 2012 for the Atlantic and Upper St. Johns River, 2010-2011 for Northwest Florida, and only through 2009-2010 for Southwest Florida. Data for survival rates only represent the years 2006-2008. Possible changes in red tide frequency were incorporated into the model, but not changes in magnitude an important limitation. And lets not ignore the significance of the fact that a panel of experts thinks we can expect the frequency of severe red tides to more than double. The current model is also not able to consider changes in the frequency of cold-weather events, although such changes are a likely component of climate change and would be a significant and repeat source of manatee deaths.In general, the model doesnt do much to consider changes to the natural system, although such changes are a stark reality for manatees and their habitat.The presenters discussed the fact that increases in population were projected for the Upper St. Johns River and Northwest region, where manatees use natural springs in the winter. Yes, the springs are there, but there was no consideration of the fact that manatees primarily use protected springs, which are limited in number, and the size and capacity of these springs are being threatened by continually increasing human demands on the aquifer.Manatee population growth in the Atlantic and Southwest, they said, has been driven by power-plant capacity, which is expected to decline in ~20 years, and likely be eliminated altogether at some later date. Therefore, the agencies anticipate a significant shift in distribution away from coastal areas to springs.There are two problems with this assumption: Hundreds of manatees could stay put and freeze to death waiting for warm water at old power-plant sites; and as previously mentioned, the health of our springs is far from secure. In the model, watercraft mortality is predicted to continue at its current level, which is an unlikely scenario given the expected growth in Floridas population in the years ahead, and the tendency to concentrate human population on our coasts. As FWS embarks on its manatee status review, we must ensure that the agency considers all the facts and all of the potential threats to manatees and their habitat moving forward, not just what can be plugged into a model. It is going to take years to understand the implications of the unprecedented record mass mortality events of 2010-2013 on Floridas manatee population with regard to changes in reproduction, growth rate, and food abundance and distribution in the Indian River Lagoon. These vitally important answers will come in time, but they wont come by the time FWS will likely make an announcement on downlisting manatees nor will they be reflected in the Core Biological Model. Erring on the side of caution and acknowledging uncertainty is the prudent course for the agency.Katie Tripp is director of science and conservation for the Maitland-based Save the Manatee Club. She received her Ph.D. in veterinary medical sciences from the University of Florida.Federal courts will end states OK to deny same-sex marriagesAs attorney general of Florida, its a vital part of Pam Bondis job to enforce state laws and defend them in court. She cant pick and choose only those she likes. But she also has a duty to pay attention to changes in the law, and in the public attitudes that support those laws. The public expects elected officials to use their discretion when the situation demands it. Bondi has dutifully beseeched the courts to uphold Floridas ban against gay marriage, but she lost the first round last week in a ruling by Monroe County Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, who ordered the Keys County Clerks Office to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. More of the same may well follow. The ruling has been stayed while the state appeals. Yet it should be increasingly clear that Bondi and other officials in Tallahassee are swimming against the legal tide on the issue of gay marriage. Laws similar to Floridas have been swept away in a wave of decisions around the country, with the rulings upheld by federal courts. Its only a matter of time before this states statute similarly is found unconstitutional. Last Friday, Oklahoma became the latest state to have a federal appeals court rule that its officials could not deny gay couples their fundamental right to wed. The same panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit had decided shortly before that Utahs ban is also unconstitutional. The rulings are the first at the federal appellate level since the U.S. Supreme Court changed the legal landscape by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013. The federal appellate rulings are likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court, but the handwritings on the wall. Same-sex marriage advocates have won more than 20 court victories around the country since the Supreme Court decision. Sooner or later, gay marriage will be the rule rather than the exception everywhere, as it should be. If there was a time when it was considered proper for the state to discriminate against gays, surely those days are long over. A Quinnipiac poll in April found that Florida voters support allowing same-sex couples to marry by a margin of 56 to 39 percent. Other recent polls show the same trend. Thus, there is reason to believe public attitudes in Florida dont support the gay-marriage ban. Second, there is no moral reason for Bondi to continue to pursue this case; its rank discrimination. Third, the legal underpinning of gay-marriage bans is rapidly being dismantled. And finally, in political terms, the issue is a loser as the state grows more accepting of gay marriage. Bondi has fulfilled her duty by battling to support the law, but theres a point beyond which it becomes futile to keep battling it out in court. She should support the move to get the case before the state Supreme Court as quickly as possible to get a ruling and be done with it as soon as possible without further needless waste of state resources. Miami Herald Richard Tamborrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2014 Keynoter Publishing Co. City: Were trying on Coco PlumSome residents and tourists dont understand why the city of Marathon hasnt cleaned massive amounts of seaweed and debris thats built up on Coco Plum Beach. Kevin Carte, maintenance manager at the Royal Plum Condos, said what was once a prime beach has become an eyesore. From the wetlands down to the tideland, the weeds have grown over the sand. The city never did anything to keep the wetlands in the wetlands and keep it as a pristine beach, Carte said.City Manager Mike Puto said the city spends about $80,000 a year with Beach Raker, a Pompano Beachbased company, to clean Coco Plum and Sombrero beaches every Monday and Friday. He said theres a stark difference in the landscapes between the two beaches.He said barriers such as islands help keep Sombrero easier to maintain than Coco Plum. Since Coco Plum is far narrower than Sombrero, Puto said theres less beach to work with. Coco Plum is a mess, theres no doubt about it, Puto said. Im not going to disagree it looks bad but we have to do what we can with the money we have. Its just Mother Nature; the ocean is big. Public Works Director Carlos Solis added that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has mandated new restrictions for beach combing. Solis said some seaweed now has to be left on the beach in order to feed shore birds and that sea turtle nests cannot be disturbed. While Solis and Puto understand the complaints, they attribute the mix of state regulations and Mother Natures unpredictable actions as major hurdles in keeping Coco Plum as clean as beachgoers want. Its a constant battle between what people want and what the state wants, Solis said. Sombrero and Coco Plum both have sea turtle nests that are inspected daily by members of the nonprofit group Save-A-Turtle. President Harry Appel said so long as the seaweed is less than 3 inches thick, sea turtles will be able to make it to the water once they hatch.Outside of state regulations, disposing of the seaweed is another complication. Seaweed is considered hazardous material and anything cleaned from the beach has to be contained off site and cannot be dumped nearby.While officials say the city is doing its best to keep the beach clean, Puto wants to remind business and residents who live along the beach that its their responsibility to help maintain part of the beach. Its not a big deal to help us help ourselves, Puto said. We do have garbage cans out there. Its a lot of help if you see some stuff out there and pick it up.Carte says since a letter to the editor he wrote to the Keynoter was printed Saturday, he has seen more city employees inspecting the beach. He said hell wait and see how city officials will tackle the issue before approaching the City Council.If we dont get what we feel we need from the city, well continue from there, Carte said.Beach buildup has some riledBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comMARATHON Suicide attempt leads to felony chargesA Key Largo man accused of setting a building fire in a suicide attempt now faces two counts of attempted murder. John Merendino, 48, was arrested Tuesday by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office as a result of the July 16 fire in an apartment building near mile marker 95.1. Merendino lit his apartment on fire in an alleged attempt to commit suicide, agency information officer Becky Herrin said. There were people at home in the two other apartments in the building who were forced to evacuate their homes because of the fire. A woman in a neighboring apartment called rescuers just after midnight when her fire alarm sounded. When firefighters arrived, they found Merendino in his apartment, in a bathtub full of water, Herrin said. As paramedics tended to him, [Merendino] told them he purposefully lit the apartment on fire in an attempt to kill himself. The fire killed Merendinos two cats. He was charged with arson, two counts of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of animal cruelty. He remained jailed at press time under a $245,000 bond.Man sets fire to apartmentKEY LARGOA manatee mom and her calf cling to each other in Middle Keys waters. The sea cows are common in the Florida Keys. TRIPP Keynoter Staff MERENDINO
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt-collection law firm on July 14, alleging it is a mill that produces shoddy, mass-produced creditcard collection lawsuits.The bureaus claim, filed in federal court in Atlanta, states that Frederick J. Hanna & Associates has filed hundreds of thousands of lawsuits on behalf of banks including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Capital One and Discover without doing even basic checks to determine whether the people they sued actually owed debts.The Hanna firm relies on deception and faulty evidence to dragconsumersto court and collect millions, the bureaus director, Richard Cordray, said in a prepared statement. We believe they are taking advantage of consumers lack of legal expertise to intimidate them into paying debts they may not even owe.Though Hanna & Associates lawsuits have all the trappings of formal litigation, the bureau alleges, the firm is really a bulk debt-collection agency masquerading as a law firm. Hanna & Associates attorneys were told not to spend more than one minute reviewing most cases before they were filed, the bureau claims, and in Georgia, one Hanna & Associates attorney signed off on 138,000 lawsuits over two years, a pace that the bureau declared incompatible with legitimate legal work.The bureaus suit seeks to force Hanna & Associates and its owners to change its collection practices, pay restitution to consumers and disgorge ill-gotten revenues.In response, the law firm issued a statement declaring that we strongly deny the allegations of the complaint and, moreover, the overall characterization of our law firm. Hanna completely cooperated with the bureaus investigation, the firm said, and we are obviously disappointed by todays events.The bureaus suit may signal additional actions against credit card collections law firms, which file millions of lawsuits a year. Consumer advocates and plaintiffs attorneys have long alleged that the debt-collection industry is rife with misconduct.The current business model is of filing shoddy paperwork and relying on courts to rubber-stamp it, said Peter Holland, a professor at the University of Marylands law school who runs its consumer debt clinic. The CFPB looked at just one law firm in just one state.The suit against Hanna & Associates may also have ramifications for the banks the law firm serves. Mass litigation has long been a cornerstone of major banks collection strategies, with the banks using a handful of law firms like Hanna & Associates to file suit over billions of dollars of alleged debts since the recession. But how banks handle and collect on alleged debts has become increasingly controversial.In 2011, JPMorgan Chase was forced to largely shutter its debt litigation operation following allegations of discrepancies in internal computer systems that track debts and the robo-signing of legal documents en masse. Other lenders, including Bank of America, routinely sold tens of millions of dollars of credit card debts to collections industry buyers under contracts stating that some of the accounts might already have been paid off by consumers.In the run-up to a settlement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency last year, JPMorgan estimated that 9 percent of the lawsuits filed on its behalf between 2008 and 2011 had errors, though the bank argued that the mistakes were mostly not serious. Which entities will end up bearing the bulk of regulators scrutiny for such sloppiness remains an open question.Banks should think about their potential liability, Holland said. Their law-firm agents are in their name filing things that are not accurate. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com ADVERTISERS: Your participation in the Adopt-a-Pet page is what makes it possible to showcase shelter animals in need of a home. Rates start as low as $56/month The Keynoter(305) 743-5551The Reporter(305) 852-3216 YOUR ADS HELP THESE LOCAL PETS FIND FOREVER HOMESColor photos Larger size Find a new four-legged friendTHE SECOND WEEK OF EACH MONTH The Morgan Insurance Group would like to introduce our Life & Health agent, Amy Stoky.Amy brings a high level of energy, professionalism and commitment to serve you for all of your health and life insurance needs including: Wide range of major medical insurance for individuals, families and groups. Worksite life and disability plans that are personally owned.The insurance you need. the service you expect. A price you can afford. AMY STOKY ManagerLife & Health Services firstname.lastname@example.org 31 Ocean Reef Dr. C-204 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 367-4788 155 Key Deer Blvd. Big Pine Key, FL 33043 (305) 872-4788 102481 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4788 O P E N M E E T I N G B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S F L O R I D A K E Y S E L E C T R I C C O O P E R A T I V E A S S O C I A T I O N I N C T U E S D A Y J U L Y 2 9 2 0 1 4 A T 1 : 0 0 P M FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOMPublished: 07/23/14 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050 THE CITY OF KEY WEST Code Compliance HearingWednesday, July 30, 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 7-23-14 BusinessKeys jobless rate fallsThough Florida slipped behind the national unemployment rate for the first time in more than a year, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday promoted that the state had its greatest month of private-sector job creation since he took office. For Scott, whose re-election effort relies heavily on economic improvements since he took office in 2011, the good news is that Floridas jobless mark fell from 6.3 percent in May to 6.2 percent in June. In the same month-tomonth comparison, the national unemployment mark dipped from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent.Walton County had the lowest unemployment rate, holding for the second month at 3.4 percent. Monroe County (the Keys) went from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent, followed by Okaloosa County at 4.6 percent, Sumter County at 4.8 percent and Wakulla County at 4.9 percent.On the other end of the spectrum, Southwest Floridas Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate in June, at 10.6 percent, jumping from 9.4 percent in May. It was followed by Flagler County at 8.8 percent and Hamilton County, at 8.6 percent.Floridas growth was spurred by about 39,900 new private-sector jobs. There are now an estimated 597,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9.6 million, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.Over the past year, many of the gains have been in service-related fields, such as food and beverage stores, and telecommunications. For the Keys, which routinely have among the lowest rates, the driver is the high number of public-sector jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, Floridas month-over-month increase of 37,400 total private and public jobs was the most in the nation, followed by 24,200 in California and 22,500 in New York.The states unemployment rate, which topped 7 percent a year ago, has been mostly flat this year, wavering between 6.2 percent and 6.3 percent.Scotts campaign has made the economy and private-sector job creation a focal point of commercials that compare the current economic numbers with those during the term of former Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to oppose Scott in November, was in office as Florida struggled through the national economic recession.County has second lowest in the stateBy JIM TURNERNews Service of FloridaTHE WORKFORCEFeds sue debt-collection firmThey allege basic research isnt attemptedJEFF HORWITZAssociated PressCONSUMERS RENTING?BUYING? SELLING?Use the KeynoterClassifieds for all your real estate needs. 743-5551
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 Ad # 1119725 NOTICE OF SALE Monroe County Sheriffs Office Notice of Sale of Surplus Vehicles The Monroe County Sheriffs Office will sell a number of surplus Vehicles by sealed bids. All bids must be received no Later than 10:00am Thursday July 24, 2014. The bids will be opened publicly at 1:30 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A list of vehicles to be sold may be viewed at our www.keysso.net website. Bidding instructions a nd required bid forms are available on the website or can be picked up at the Sheriffs Office Headquarters Building, Finance Division or by contacting: Johnnie Yongue 305 293-7477 Michael Griffin 305-293-7362 Monroe County Sheriffs Office 5525 College Road KeyWest, FL 33040 pen yp 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA A s Clerk of said Court By: Gwen Douglass A s Deputy Clerk If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the sche duled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & A ssociates, P.A., 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates. com File No.: 10-14564 OCN Published July 9, 16, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter 133078 A d # 1145173 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 12th DAY OF AUGUST 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: A parcel of land being a portion of Lot 7 of the unnumbered Lot of George L. McDonalds Amended Plat of Government Lots 3, 5 and 6, Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 101, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the intersection of the West line of said Section 18 and the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Old State Road 4-A; thence North 68 degrees 05 15" East (bearings based on assumed meridian) along said Sutheasterly right-of-way fettothe point ,p, Range 38 East, with the Southerly right of way line of Old State Road 4A, thence N68 05 15" E for 69.94 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 21 54 45" E for 127.58 feet, thence South for 179.93 feet, thence along the arc of a tangential curve to the left having a radius of 37.50 feet and a central angle of 17 45" for a distance of 38.15 feet; thence S 58 degrees 17 45" E for 705.94 feet; thence N 30 degree 42 45" E for 37.51 feet; thence S 30 degrees 42 45" W for 75.00 feet. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association; CHRISTIANA TRUST Plaintiff VS. Michael Hussey; Rose E. Hussey; Plantation Lake Estates Homeowners A ssociation, In; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 Defendant. nd the Docket Number of Which is Number 13-CA000356-P. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of April, 2014. PA y 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published July 16, 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1145462 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUCIDIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-001084-P LAURENCE T. VOGT, DEBORAH J. VOGT, and EVALYNE J. LEITH, Plaintiffs, v. ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, ROBERTA LYNN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OBERTALYNN TRACHET, EandJANE g@g Secondary Email: email@example.com Published July 16, 23, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1146730 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: ITB 2014544 FLOORING BID OPENING -August 13, 2014 10:00 AM, 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 @KeysSchools WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6BBSports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork A time-saving way to cookSchool is less than a month away from resuming, so weve got some help to make your new schedules with the kids a little easier. Recipe, 3B New docs gain experiencePeering in the darkness toward the murky image of a 22-week-old fetus on a computer screen, Dr. Fabio Paes pointed to a tiny bump that, to a laymans eyes, appeared indistinguishable from the undulating shapes around it. Thats the nose, the radiologist said, explaining the bulge on the sonograms image. And those are the lips. Were looking for cleft palates. Sitting next to Paes, riveted by the pictures, was Dr. Andrius Lescauskas, 28, an aspiring family-medicine physician who is enrolled in a new residency program run by Community Health of South Florida Inc., a not-forprofit health-care company that caters primarily to a low-income population. Lescauskas and a dozen other doctors under Com munity Healths supervision are the first in Florida to be accepted into residencies as a result of a provision in the Affordable Care Act that establishes grants for the training of primary-care physicians. The aim is to address a severe shortage of such doctors nationwide. Moving on to images of a 58-year-old woman who had complained of swelling in her neck, Paes pointed to a shape on the screen and asked his pupil, Do you know what that is?Lescauskas identified it as the womans trachea. Thats right, the radiologist said, evidently pleased with his younger colleagues progress.Officials at Community Health, founded more than 40 years ago with a focus on the uninsured, say they treat almost 300,000 patients every year. The organization runs 10 health centers the company prefers to not use the term clinic in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, and operates also in 42 public schools. Its clinics, aimed primarily at low-income people, in the Keys are at mile marker 91.2 in Tavernier (call 7430383) and mile marker 48 in Marathon (call 743-4000). Lescauskas, a Lithuanian who graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, is one of four residents specializing in family medicine under the program at Community Health; he started July 1. Another four residents are focused on obstetrics and gynecology, and five on psychiatry. The training, much of it in Cutler Bay, costs $1.95 million a year, a grant administered by the U.S. Department of HealthACA finances residencies at health clinicsBy NICK MADIGANMiami HeraldHEALTH CARE Miami Herald photo by PETER ANDREW BOSCHDr. Fabio Paes (left), who runs the radiology department at Community Health of South Florida Inc., with Andrius Lescauskas, a family-medicine resident, look at a sonogram.State exhibit lands in KeysA new traveling exhibit consisting of 11 hanging panels designed to tell our history, heritage and the significance of Florida is now on display in the terminal at Key West International Airport.The exhibit runs through Oct. 11 and is a partnership with Historic Markers Inc., a group founded by Key Wester Bruce Neff to bring attention to Key Wests history; the Museum of Florida History; the Florida Department of State; and Viva Florida.The exhibit, which follows a three-month stay in Marianna (near Tallahassee), is for visitors to share Floridas rich and diverse 12,000 years of history, the Department of State says in a prepared statement.Viva Florida: Florida Before Statehood begins with a look back at Floridas first people and the tribes that were recorded here at the time of European contact. Tracing history through the first colonizing attempts in the United States made by French and Spanish settlers, the exhibition also draws attention to the exchanges and interactions between Native Americans and Europeans.Viva Florida marks the 500th anniversary of explorer Juan Ponce de Leons landing in Florida, likely in St. Augustine. The exhibit is available for any school, library or museum to bring to their regular programming for 2015. For information about the exhibit, visit www.vivaflorida.org.Its part of Viva Florida celebrationOUR HISTORYSue DAntonio, chairwoman of the Monroe County Arts in Public Places program, and historian Bruce Neff help unveil the exhibit. See Doctors, 2BDolphin trouble? Try tuna insteadAs the summer wears on, dolphin fishing is once again hit or miss. When you find them, youre in for excellent fishing. When you dont, you end up with merely a long boat ride. Those having success are going far offshore 25 to 30 miles but dont pass up any opportunities along the way, such as checking out diving birds and floaters. There are still some large blackfin tuna at the humps in the Middle and Upper Keys. The trick is to use live baits fished deep pilchards, threadfin herring and cigar minnows.Mutton fishing on the wrecks is very good, with most fish in the 10to 15pound range. The occasional black or gag grouper pops up, too. And there are loads of amberjack and jack crevalle for those looking for a workout. Use live baits such as pinfish, ballyhoo and cigar minnows for best success.The reef is all about the outstanding snapper bite right now. Mangroves, yellowtails and muttons are all putting in a spectacular appearance in the 30to 90foot depths. You can stay shallow in 30 to 50 feet for the mangroves and use live baits like small pinfish or pilchards, or larger chunk baits like dead pilchards or ballyhoo, all fished near the bottom. Youll need to go as deep as 45 to 90 feet for the yellowtails, with the usual assortment of small cut baits, such as ballyhoo, bonita and silversides, working well. Night fishing on the reef has really come into its own. The 35to 70-foot depths are producing plenty of mangroves in the twoto five-pound class, plus yellowtails. Even the biggest flag tails are almost easy to catch, as their wariness decreases in the dark.The patch reefs in 15 to 25 feet of water offer up mangroves, too, and you can use the same baits as on the reef.And there are still a few tarpon around the bridges and channels. Take live pinfish, mullet, crabs and large shrimp along and see what you might hook into. Mark July 30 and 31 as this years lobster mini-season. So while youre picking up your tickle sticks and nets, be sure to get yourself a copy of the regulations specific to Monroe County. You can download them at http://myfwc.com/media /2692509/Lobster_Broch ure.pdf .The weeks bestSixteen-year-old Hinton and his dad, Bud Owsley, from Aniston, Ala., fished a few days with Capt. Greg Poland in the backcountry of the Everglades. Hinton fought four tarpon and unfortunately lost an estimated 90pounder, but had great success with the sharks.While Christy and I were at the ICAST fishing trade show, held July 15 to 18 in Orlando, Capt. Wayne Burri and Capt. Jeff Knapp kept the SeaSquared clients busy snapper fishing on the reef, shark fishing in the bay and tarpon fishing at the Seven Mile Bridge. The extended Lancaster family Jeff, Julie, Mason, Saralynn, Charlie and Betty had a banner morning of snapper fishing with Capt. Kevin Wilson of Knee Deep Charters out of the Geiger Key Marina. They caught their limit of big yellowtails. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, sailfish, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Porkys Bayside Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at 743-5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters .com and http://Facebook .com/MarathonFishing.And the wrecks look good for several speciesFISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Sixteen-year-old Hinton Owsley maneuvers one of the lemon sharks he landed and released with Capt. Greg Poland in the backcountry of the Everglades.Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn NEW LOCATION
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Crossword solutionSolution to the July 19 puzzle.and Human Services. The money given to CHI is part of a package of $83.4 million in grants nationwide to train new primary-care doctors in the coming year under the Teaching Health Center Program, which expands residency training for medical students in community-based settings. CHI and other organizations must apply for the grants every year. This is a huge step forward, said Dr. Saint Anthony Amofah, the chief medical officer at Community Health. The physician shortage is becoming more and more real its worsening. So this becomes a pipeline. By doing this, they increase the chances that there will be more doctors staying in health centers in underserved areas. I thought it was genius, actually. It showed incredible vision. A driving impetus of the residency provision, Amofah said, was the certainty that the number of insured patients would rise following enactment of the ACA, and that the shortage of primary-care physicians would be even more keenly felt as a result. The patients are so happy to see us, which makes learning easier, said Dr. Alison Dubin Goldberg, a 29-year-old family-medicine intern from Miami Beach who was spending a month in Community Healths pediatric unit as part of her rotation through the various departments. Tiffani Helberg, a spokes woman for Com munity Health, said the organization gets a lot out of having the 13 residents in its system. We have more doctors to see patients, she said. We also increase the quality of our care, because when you teach you really have to be on top of everything, a master of your craft. This story was produced in collaboration with Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation.Partnership benefits bothFrom Doctors, 1B Toast this new bar appKey Wester Craig Wanous wants you know to where to find the best happy hour in the Southernmost City. He has launched Happy Hour! Key West, a mobile app available for IOS and Android smart phones. It shows users where the specials are, what they are, when they are and how much they are. He says it ends wandering from place to place with no idea of what to expect. Everything is right there on the users phone.The app has info on more than 70 bars and restaurants in Key West. After downloading the app for 99 cents, you touch map and zoom in to see whats nearby. Or just touch Bars/Restaurants to look through the complete list.From Wanous: Happy Hour! Key West came about because we enjoy a night on the town but as working folks, we just couldnt afford regular menu prices all the time. So we put together a list of all the deals in town. And since these days everyone lives on their mobile phone, it made sense to develop something that puts all those happy-hour specials right at our fingertips.Key West man launches guide to happy hoursKEY WESTAmazon rolls out Netflix for booksAmazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giants latest effort to attract more users. The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles such as The Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. They can also listen as much as they like to thousands of Audible audiobooks, including Water for Elephants. The service will offer about 2,000 audiobooks from Audible with Whispersync for Voice, which lets users switch between reading and listening to books. Subscribers will get a free three-month membership to the broader Audible service, which has 150,000 titles. Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial to entice users to try the service. The move is a switch from Amazons latest efforts, which have largely focused on adding services to its Prime loyalty program. The company has recently launched a video streaming box and grocery delivery service, unveiled plans for a smartphone and expanded its Sunday delivery service, all for members of Prime. But Kindle Unlimited is for anyone with a Kindle device or app. Americans have a growing appetite for e-books. In the U.S., 79 million people will use e-book readers in 2014, up nearly 9 percent from 72 million in 2013, according to eMarketer. People age 45 to 54 are the biggest readers of e-books this year. Amazons move comes at an uneasy time for the company and its relationship with publishers, because it has been in a public squabble with Hachette over e-book prices. Amazon did not disclose the terms it worked out with publishers who are part of Kindle Unlimited. Some major publishers arent involved. Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster confirmed they are not part of the service, while Penguin Random House declined to comment. Macmillan did not respond to a query for comment. Still, the service offers a selection of high-profile titles, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter series and classics like Robert Penn Warrens All the Kings Men and George Orwells Animal Farm. Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey said even if the big publishers arent involved yet, the service is a necessary step for Amazon. People prefer subscription access to digital media, he said, citing music service Spotify and movieand TV-streaming service Netflix as examples. Someone is going to figure out how to build a consumer brand around subscription books and force publishers to participate, and Amazon cant afford for it not to be Amazon. Seattle-based Amazon is not the first company to offer a Netflix for books-style monthly service: Scribd offers a service for $8.99 a month for access to 400,000 books. Oyster offers 500,000 books for $9.95 a month. Unlike Kindle Unlimited, both services offer HarperCollins books, among other publishers. But Amazon is the biggest company to roll out the service and has the advantage of having a dedicated base of users through its Kindle devices and Kindle app, which runs on most wireless devices. Even so, some analysts are skeptical. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said that paying $9.99 a month for the service doesnt make sense for someone who reads roughly one book a month. And for more avid readers, the limited book selection might be disappointing, he said. Amazon is throwing a lot of stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks, he said.600,000 titles for a monthly fee of $9.99By MAE ANDERSONAssociated PressTECHNOLOGYAssociated Press photo by TED S. WARRENAn 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer is held up for a photo in Seattle. Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month. MILITARY BRIEFSLower KeysU.S. Army Pvt. Maikel Padron has graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history. Padron is the son of Marcos Padron of Key West.U.S. Navy Seaman Johnny L. Milo, son of John and Lisa Milo of Summerland Key, has completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Milo completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. Milo is a 2011 graduate of Marathon High School.
Chili cookoff is on SaturdayThe Bourbon Street Pub at 724 Duval St., Key West, is hosting its annual Texas Weekend Chili Cook-Off Saturday. Tastings are from 3 to 7 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 8 with entertainment and trophies. Cost is $1 per taste or $3 per bowl. You can also enter the contest; deadline to do so is 2:30 p.m. for a chance to win the peoples choice award. Proceeds from the event benefit the Sister Season Fund, a charity helping Key West residents in the tourism industry with their rent and utilities if theyve fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.Everglades site reopens to visitorsPaurotis Pond (and the zone beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond) in Everglades National Park has reopened after a seasonal closure to protect nesting birds. Visitors can now enjoy access for fishing, canoeing and wildlife viewing. Paurotis Pond is 24 miles from the main park entrance on State Road 9336 in Homestead. For Keys residents, drive north to Florida City, then make a left on Palm Drive, the final traffic light before Floridas Turnpike. Paurotis Pond is one of the traditional bird nesting sites in the heart of the park. Its seasonally closed to protect wood storks and other nesting birds from human disturbance. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com 10thAnnual M attheessensFresh Fruit & Ice CreamSocialto benefit MARC DONT FORGET! The winning ReMARCable Meals Raffle ticket will be drawn at 6:30 pmthe night of this Ice Cream Social. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20Raffle ticket winner receives certificates for two to more than 20 local restaurants. Saturday, July 26thfrom 4 to 7pmThe MARC Plant Store 1401 Seminary St. Key WestMake Your Own Sundae booth by Mattheessens Ice Cream Parlor Warm Mango Cobbler withVanilla Ice Cream from Pepes CafeOutrageous Cup Cakes from Key West CakesFabulous Donuts from Glazed Donuts ReMARCable Meals Raffle tickets now on sale at: MARC Plant Store 1401 Seminary St. The Restaurant Store 1111 Eaton St. EDWARDS DIAGNOSTICSformerly Key West Community DiagnosticsThe only full service imaging center serving all of the Keys, state-of-the-art diagnostic testingStay healthy, but if you need healthcare call the staff at Edwards Healthcare Ultrasounds Bone Density EKGs MRIs(starting at $500)X-RaysWe take all insuranceWalk-ins welcomeAffordable cash pricesPhone: 305-295-9771 Fax: 305-295-0059 3414 Duck Avenue, Key WestLOWEST PRICES IN KEY WEST Photo by ANDY NEWMANOn his sixth attempt, 68-year-old restaurateur Wally Collins from Phoenix, Ariz., won the Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Saturday at Sloppy Joes in Key West. I didnt have as many wives as he had, and I have a hell of a lot more children and grandchildren, but there are a lot of things that he stood for that I really like, Collins says. Hemingway lived in Key West in the 1930s.WE HAVE A WINNER Classic sub recast for dinnerParents love back-toschool season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate backto-school season because that schedule usually leaves too little time to get dinner on the table. In the Keys, new teachers report for the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 7, returning teachers on Aug. 11 and students on Aug. 18. It usually takes a solid month of shakedown to work out the bugs in a schedule, sorting out which days leave time for a home-cooked meal and which simply demand take-out. The meals we do make during that month need to be particularly fast and easy. Its not the time to reach for new culinary heights.That was the inspiration for this pasta dinner, a rethinking of the classic steak and cheese sub but as a comforting bowl of carbs. If rice is more your style, the cheesy steak and onions would be just as good served over that. Or if you are watching the carbs, you also could spoon the mixture over bowls of steamed or roasted vegetables.What you need:12-ounces whole-wheat spaghetti or other pasta.Two tablespoons lowsodium soy sauce.Two tablespoons tomato paste.Two tablespoons water.One tablespoon corn starch.One tablespoon olive oil.One large yellow onion, thinly sliced.One large red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced.One large green bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced.Two cloves garlic, minced.1.5 pounds flank steak, sliced very thinly across the grain.Four ounces grated Parmesan cheese. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a small glass, mix together the soy sauce, tomato paste, water and cornstarch. Set aside.While the pasta cooks, in a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion, both peppers and the garlic. Saute until tender and just starting to brown, about seven minutes. Add the steak and saute until just barely cooked, about five minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture and return to a simmer, cooking for two minutes, or until thickened.Add the drained pasta to the skillet and toss well to coat with the sauce and mix with the vegetables and steak. Add the cheese and toss until melted and mixed into the sauce. Start to finish: 25 minutes. Servings: Six. Nutrition information per serving: 510 calories; 140 calories from fat (27 percent of total calories); 16 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 60 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 42 g protein; 650 mg sodium.Add pasta, then just put it togetherBy J.M. HIRSCHAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLEAssociated Press photo by MATTHEW MEADThis is a fairly quick and healthy meal for when the schedules get a little tougher. As part of Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsays effort to try to maintain neighborhoods so they wont attract crime, volunteers on July 18 turned out to clean the area at the entrance to the Key Haven neighborhood on Stock Island. Truckloads of trash were hauled out and mounds of brush, trees and bushes were chipped up. Among those helping were Monroe County Public Works, Waste Management Inc. and the Big Pine Road Prison.CLEANER KEY HAVENLIVING BRIEFS
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. Its encouraging, said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University AIDS researcher who was not involved in the study. The reasons for the drop arent clear. It might mean fewer new infections are occurring. Or that most infected people already have been diagnosed so more testing wont necessarily find many more cases. It could be we are approaching something of a ceiling effect, said one study leader, David Holtgrave of Johns Hopkins University.The study was released online Saturday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is part of the journals special report on HIV research, issued ahead of the International AIDS Conference that started Sunday in Melbourne, Australia.HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, which destroys the immune system. The World Health Organization estimates 35 million people globally have the virus. In the United States, 1.1 million people are thought to be infected, though many dont know it. The study is based on HIV diagnoses from all 50 state health departments, which get test results from doctors office, clinics, hospitals and laboratories. The data span a decade, making this a larger and longer look at these trends than any previous study, said another study author, Amy Lansky of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings: 16 out of every 100,000 people ages 13 and older were newly diagnosed with HIV in 2011, a steady decline from 24 out of 100,000 people in 2002. Declines were seen in the rates for men, women, whites, blacks, Hispanics, heterosexuals, injection drug users and most age groups. The only group in which diagnoses increased was gay and bisexual men, the study found. The diagnosis rate is a direct measure of when people actually tested positive for the virus. The diagnoses may be identifying infections that happened recently or years before. The study found diagnosis rates dropped even as the amount of testing rose. In 2006, the CDC recommended routine HIV testing for all Americans ages 13 to 64, saying an HIV test should be as common as a cholesterol check. The percentage of adults ever tested for HIV increased from 37 percent in 2000 to 45 percent in 2010, according to CDC data. Lansky acknowledged that given the testing increases, the new findings may seem like a bit of a paradox. One might assume that if more people get tested, youre more likely to find more people who are infected, she said. But several factors could explain the decline. One is Holtgraves ceiling-effect theory. Another is a possible ebb in new infections. The CDC has been estimating about 50,000 new infections occur each year and that number has been holding steady in the past decade. That estimate comes from reports from 25 city and state health departments, joined with statistical modeling. Lansky said maybe new infections are waning. Or maybe not, she and other experts said. How could new infections be holding steady when diagnoses are falling? Perhaps the infection count might be buoyed by the expanding epidemic in young gay and bisexual men, said Sullivan, the Emory researcher. KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Schooner Limousine ServiceFirst Class Transportation Serving the Florida Keys and South Florida305-522-0487 305-394-2045 CGC #A57773 Impact Doors & Windows Its hot outsideThe globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. Thats after the world broke a record in May.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday that last months average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th Century average. It beat 2010s old record by one-twentieth of a degree.While one-twentieth of a degree doesnt sound like much, in temperature records its like winning a horse race by several lengths, said NOAA climate monitoring chief Derek Arndt.And thats only part of it. The worlds oceans not only broke a monthly heat record at 62.7 degrees, but it was the hottest the oceans have been on record no matter what the month, Arndt said. We are living in the steroid era of the climate system, Arndt said. Arndt said both the June and May records were driven by unusually hot oceans, especially the Pacific and Indian oceans.Heat records in June broke on every continent but Antarctica, especially in New Zealand, northern South America, Greenland, central Africa and southern Asia.The United States had only its 33rd hottest June.All 12 of the worlds monthly heat records have been set after 1997, more than half in the last decade. All the global cold monthly records were set before 1917.And with a likely El Nino this year the warming of the tropical Pacific which influences the worlds weather and increases global temperatures it is starting to look like another extra warm year, said University of Arizona climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck.The first six months of the year are the third warmest first six months on record, coming behind 2010 and 1998, according to NOAAGlobal temperature records go back to 1880 and this is the 352nd hotter than average month in a row. This is what global warming looks like, Overpeck said in an email. Not record hot everywhere all the time, but certainly a reflection that the odds of record hot are going up everywhere around the planet.By SETH BORENSTEINAssociated PressTHE WEATHERHIV diagnosis rate falls sharplyBut reasons why arent at all clearBy MIKE STOBBEAssociated PressTO YOUR HEALTHCORAL SHORES SCHOLARS The Rotary Club of the Upper Keys has awarded more than $140,000 in scholarships to Coral Shores High School students this year. Here, immediate Past President Michael Mayer congratulates the winners. The money comes from fundraisers such as the annual Upper Keys Nautical Flea Market in Islamorada and Independence Day fireworks, also in Islamorada. Keys InfoNet.com
Autocross set for this SundayThe Ecurie Vitesse Sports Car Club is hosting an autocross at the Florida Keys Community College parking lot, on College Road on Stock Island, on Sunday.An autocross is a one-car-at a time skills event in which drivers compete against the clock. Anyone with a safe car or small truck is welcome to participate. All drivers must have a valid license and closed shoes (no sandals). A parent or guardian must accompany drivers under age 18.Registration is open from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $30. For more information, contact Norman at 2946677 (days).Free life jackets come this weekendIf you have life jackets your children or grandchildren have outgrown and are willing to donate them, the Big Pine Key U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will inspect them for serviceable use and then give them out free to children who may not have one.You can find auxiliary members at their trailer at Venture Out on Cudjoe Key on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Sunday at the Big Pine Fishing Lodge from 4 to 6 p.m. Then on July 29, theyll be at Bahia Honda State Park from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. To find out more, call 744-3774.Cops, prosecutors toss bash SaturdayNothing says summer like a community party. The Key West Police Department Police Athletic League is teaming up with the Monroe County State Attorneys Office and many community partners to throw a summer bash on Saturday 26 at Bayview Park from noon until 2 p.m. The park is at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive. The free party will feature games, goodies, bounce houses, a basketball tournament and more. There will also be an opportunity to ID your children, and refreshments will be served.College offering online scheduleFlorida Keys Community College has launched what it calls an online eCourse schedule for the 2014-15 academic year, which starts Aug. 21. The new platform replaces a printed publication.Prospective students can view the eCourse schedule at www.fkcc.edu Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com e Keynoter and e Reporter fared well Friday when the Florida Press Association announced the winners of its Better Weekly Newspaper clips contest for calendar year 2013. e association was meeting for its annual conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami. e winners from the two sister newspapers: Keynoter and Reporter sta, second place for their website, www.KeysInfoNet.com. Keynoter and Reporter sta, second place for breaking news for a story about a Sheris Oce shootout in Islamorada. Keynoter second place for its editorial page. Reporter Editor David Goodhue, second place for in-depth reporting about the increase in the illegal drug known as Molly. Goodhue, second place for investigative reporting for coverage of missing drugs from Monroe County Fire Rescues hangar at Florida Keys Marathon Airport. Reporter Kevin Wadlow, second place in outdoors reporting for his coverage of retiring the debt accrued for scuttling the former military ship Spiegel Grove. Keynoter Editor Larry Kahn, second place for an editorial about problems with the reconstruction of Horace OBryant Middle School in Key West. Goodhue, third place for local government reporting for coverage of village sewers. Wadlow, third place for environmental reporting for coverage of the problem of invading lionsh. Dick Wagner, third place for sports reporting for a prole of the rst Key West High School baseball team to win a state title. Overall, there were 1,700 entries judged by members of the press associations from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Keynoter and Reporter win 10 journalism awards Lumber & Building Materials Roofing Millwork Doors & Windows Landscaping Materials Delivery Service1109 Eaton Street Key West, Florida 33040 Phone (305) 294-5900 Fax (305) 294-4577www.manleydeboer.com 157 Industrial Road Big Pine Key, Florida 33043 Phone (305) 872-0002 Fax (305) 872-3700 FIREFIGHTERS VISITA Marathon Fire Rescue crew visited the Grace Jones Day Care Center in Marathon on July 14 for a learning experience. The children explored the fire truck and its equipment, and learned lessons on fire safety. LIVING BRIEFS
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday, July 23, 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 CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN A d # 1145173 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 12th DAY OF AUGUST 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: A parcel of land being a portion of Lot 7 of the unnumbered Lot of George L. McDonalds Amended Plat of Government Lots 3, 5 and 6, Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 101, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the intersection of the West line of said Section 18 and the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Old State Road 4-A; thence North 68 degrees 05 15" East (bearings based on assumed meridian) along said Southeasterly right-of-way line for 69.94 feet to the point of termination along the Southeasterly right-of-way line; thence South 21 degrees 54 45" East for 127.58 feet; thence South for 94.30 feet; thence West for 12.50 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel hereinafter described; thence South for 85.63 feet; thence West for 100.00 feet; thence North for 85.63 feet; thence East for 100.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with and subject to a 25 foot wide easement created for the purpose of roadway and utility construction and maintenance; a portion of said easement lying Northeasterly of and contiguous to the Northeasterly boundary line of above described parcel; said 25 foot wide easement being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the intersection of the West Line of Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East and the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Old State Road 4-A; thence North 68 degrees 05 15" East for 69.94 feet to the Point of Beginning of said center line; thence South 21 degrees 54 45" East for 127.58 feet; thence South for 179.93 feet to the point of curvature of a circular concave to the Northeast; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve, having a radius of 37.50 feet and a central angle of 58 degrees 17 45" for 38.15 feet to the point of tangency; thence South 58 degrees 17 45" East for 705.94 feet; thence North 30 degrees 42 45" East for 37.50 feet; thence South 30 degrees 42 45" West along the last described line and along its Southwesterly prolongation for 75.00 feet to the point or termination of said centerline. Lot 48, unrecorded Plat of Plantation Lake Estates, a parcel of land in Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East, in Plantation Key in Monroe County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the West line of said Section 18, with the Southerly Right-of-way line of Old State Road 4A, thence South for 106.55 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel hereinafter described: Thence continue South for 80.00 feet; thence East for 100.00 feet, thence North for 80.00 feet; thence West for 100.00 feet to the point of Beginning. Together with and being adj acent and subject to a 25 foot easement created for the purpose of roadway and utility construction and maintenance and being more particularly described as a strip of land being 25 feet in width and having a centerline being described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the West line of Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 38 East, with the Southerly right of way line of Old State Road 4A, thence N68 05 15" E for 69.94 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 21 54 45" E for 127.58 feet, thence South for 179.93 feet, thence along the arc of a tangential curve to the left having a radius of 37.50 feet and a central angle of 17 45" for a distance of 38.15 feet; thence S 58 degrees 17 45" E for 705.94 feet; thence N 30 degree 42 45" E for 37.51 feet; thence S 30 degrees 42 45" W for 75.00 feet. Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association; CHRISTIANA TRUST Plaintiff VS. Michael Hussey; Rose E. Hussey; Plantation Lake Estates Homeowners A ssociation, In; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2 Defendant. A nd the Docket Number of Which is Number 13-CA000356-P. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 17th day of April, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published July 16, 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1145313 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: CAP09589 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE A. REYES A/K/A GEORGE A. REYES, JR, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed June 9, 2014 and entered in Case No. CAP09589 of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein BANK OF A MERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and GEORGE A. REYES A /K/A GEORGE A. REYES, JR, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Front Steps of Monroe County Courthouse, Key West, FL 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 30 day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: Lot 508, PORT LARGO FIFTH ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 6, at Page 109, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Key West, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this 18th day of June, 2014. A my Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: Shonta McLeod A s Deputy Clerk Submitted b y Attorne y for yy Plaintiff: Phelan Hallinan, PLC A ttorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days: if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published July 16, 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1145462 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUCIDIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-001084-P LAURENCE T. VOGT, DEBORAH J. VOGT, and EVALYNE J. LEITH, Plaintiffs, v. ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT ALLEN TRACHET, ROBERTA LYNN TRACHET, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERTA LYNN TRACHET, and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE as unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Agreed Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 22, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 13-CA-001084-P of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 7th day of August, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property set forth in the Agreed Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 18, Block 2, KEY LARGO MOBILE HOMESITES, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 103, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, ADA Coordinator, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida 33040; (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on April 23, 2014. A MY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of Circuit Court (Circuit Court Seal) By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Steven L. Winig, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 341253 THE WINIG LAW FIRM, P.A. A ttorney for Plaintiffs 800 Village Square Crossing, Suite 351 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Tel.: 561-207-6193 Fax: 561-656-2099 Primary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary Email: email@example.com Published July 16, 23, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1146730 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: ITB 2014544 FLOORING BID OPENING -August 13, 2014 10:00 AM, 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@KeysSchools.co m or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published July 16, 19, 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1159258 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 20, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: PRIVATE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE MONROE COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.co m or call toll-free at 1-800-711-1712. 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 July 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 1160701 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050 at 8:00 AM on AUGUST 18, 2014 in accordance to Florida Statute Section 713.78 for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is. 1. 2000 NISSAN VIN: 1N4DL01D9YC147119 Published July 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1161438 NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITYEDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM Monroe County has received notice of grant funding under this grant program for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2014. Grants are for criminal j ustice, j drug treatment, and prevention/education-related purposes. Applications are due in the Office of Management and Budget no later than 5:00 PM on August 8, 2014. The Substance Abuse Policy A dvisory Board advises the County Commission on the uses of these funds. For an application, please contact Laura deLoach-Hartle, Grants A dministrator, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, Florida 33040; 305-292-4482; deloachhartle-laura@monroec ounty-fl.gov. Published July 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1162064 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 44-2010-CA-000589P CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. NANCY ACOSTA; EDUARDO ACOSTA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PORT LARGO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TOTALBANK; TENANT 1; TENANT 2, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated JUNE 26, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 44-2010-CA-000589P of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on THE 12TH DAY OF AUGUST 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 249, PORT LARGO SECOND ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 53, PUBLIC RECORDS OFMONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Published July 23, 30, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 27, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: DEVELOPMENT OF AN ON-LINE SOLAR PERMITTING SYSTEM AND REMOVAL OF PLANNING AND ZONING BARRIERS TO SOLAR PERMITTING IN MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.co m or call toll-free at 1-800-711-1712. 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 July 23, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter FOUND Kayak floating free in Everglades Natl Park, west of Islamorada. Call (305) 664-6586 to I.D. LOST YOUR PET? 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