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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .6B Living . . . . . . .1B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 VOLUME 61, NO. 62 25 CENTS Tribute for AndersonA parade up Duval Street today celebrates the life of the late Peter Anderson, a Conch Republic staple. Story, 1B No more accessThe new owner of a Middle Keys resort has banned the general public from it including the Marathon High swim team. Story, 2A AT ALL THREE KEYS LOCATIONS www.KeysFurniture.comSAVESHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTIONOne-of-a-kinds discontinued items scratch-n-dents UP TO RETAIL!60% OFF s s s s s GOING ON NOW! CLEA R ANCE CLEARANCE WE RE OVERSTOCKED!! 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 1 season down, 1 opensOnly five days separate the end of one lobster season from the start of another one this week. Floridas two sport-diving days ended at 11:59 p.m. Thursday but the regular eight-month lobster season follows closely with a 12:01 a.m. opening this Wednesday. The last few years, regular season [opening] has been a little busier than miniseason, said Wendy Hall, owner of Tildens Scuba Center and Dive Duck Key. People want to get away from the mini-season craziness, they can dive day and night, and they arent limited to two days, she said. But this past Wednesday and Thursdays sport-diving days were hectic as always, Hall said. It was jampacked. There was one point we had to ask people to wait outside because the store was over capacity. Boats dropped anchor on both sides of the Florida Keys, filling the horizon with red diver-down flags. There were a lot of people out there, said Richard Wethington, a longtime lobster diver from Coral Gables. Boats were everywhere. As always, dockside reports from divers varied widely. Some divers reported finding their six-per-day limit of lobster within a few hours; others came up with one or two, or none at all. A boating accident Thursday involving a vessel here for lobster mini-season claimed one life (see page 2A). However, there were no serious diving accidents reported during sport days in the Keys. Patrol officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Monroe County Sheriffs Office ticketed people for the usual mini-season violations over-the-limit harvesting or undersized lobster but numbers were still being compiled Friday. In many ways, it was quieter overall than expected, said FWC Capt. DavidMini-season brings usual crowds and violations and a skeletonLOBSTER SEASONSlaton removed from bench againFor the second time in a little more than a month, Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Tegan Slaton up for re-election this month had to be removed from the bench in mid-trial Friday. Its not clear who ordered him removed. Observers say he was incoherent in the courtroom at the Freeman Justice Center in Key West and was immediately removed from the bench. Courts Administrator Holly Elomina would say only that at this point, he is on voluntary leave. Staff with Judge Luis Garcia, the chief judge in the Keys, declined comment. On June 12, Slaton, who presides over Family Court, was hearing a child dependency case when he fell asleep as an attorney was presenting him evidence. County Court Judge Wayne Miller took over that case 15 minutes after Slaton was re moved. At the time, Slaton blamed a new prescription he received for Ambien to help him battle insomnia, caused by another medication prescribed for gastrointestinal issues. He said then he was hallucinating on the bench, seeing visions from the 1940s movie Fantasia and the dancing brooms, and that his days of using Ambien were over. I wasnt here he said then. I was out on the bench but I wasnt here. There has been speculation Slaton has an alcohol problem. He says hes heard the talk but categorically denies it. Slaton is running for a second six-year term against attorneys Jack Bridges from Key Largo and Bonnie Helms from Key West. If none of the three gets 50 percent of the vote plus one vote on Aug. 26, the race would go to a Nov. 4 runoff.Administrator says he is on voluntary leaveKEYS COURTS Tegu lizards: The next Keys nuisance?If Keys residents think iguanas are a nuisance, they better hope the tegu lizard never migrates south from Florida City. The exotic invasive South American species has proliferated in that area in recent years, and National Key Deer Refuge Manager Nancy Finley says shes concerned the species could eventually make its way down U.S. 1. If that happens, the omnivorous species could wreak havoc on the Keys fragile ecosystem. Much bigger and more aggressive than the largely vegetarian iguana, Finley said the tegu is similar to large monitor lizards native to Africa and Asia. Theyre in the wild right now and you have a situation where you ultimately could have them start emigrating in, she said. These guys can get long and they can cover some distance. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, tegus can grow up to 4 feet long and eat fruit, vegetables, bird eggs (a particular favorite), insects, cat and dog food, and small animals like lizards and rodents. They have a banded black and white skin pattern. The tegu is also extremely adaptable, capable of surviving in temperatures as low as 35 degrees. On average, a mature female will lay 35 eggs per year. Last year, there was a report of one on No Name and one in Key West and in Key Largo. Its gotten to be quite a problem in the Everglades, Finley said. Tylan Dean, biological resources branch chief at Everglades National Park, said the parks best guess is that the tegu has a population of roughly 800 in Florida City and the surrounding area. Dean said the park is fighting an ever-increasingly difficult battle to keep the lizard from expanding into the Everglades. Weve trapped several hundred each of the past few years. The effort has really been more consistent and strong in the last two years. We remove them and euthanize them. Were still doing studies of their diet and trying to understand their effect on the natural environment, he said. Dean said its likely the tegu, common in the pet trade, was introduced into the wild by pet owners who no longer wanted them. Theyve established well in the agricultural areas in southern Florida City. Theyre very close to Card Sound Road already on the mainland. We know they eat alligator eggs and tear up the nests, he said. Finley said her main concern is that the tegu will eventually end up at the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge adjacent to Ocean Reef in North Key Largo. We have crocodiles nesting there and they nest in these berm areas. Tegus also use that habitat and they would eat crocodile eggs, she said. Ron Magill, spokesman for Zoo Miami whos well known from various television and other media appearances, said hes worked with tegus in their native South America. Theyre getting very close to the Keys. This is an incredibly adaptive lizard and I see no reason why that lizard is not going to find its way into the Keys, he said. I dont think youll see the kind of numbers you do in the large agricultural area, Magill added. If spotted, residents are urged to call the FWCs exotic species reporting hotline at (888) 483-4681.Theyre already proliferating in Florida CityINVASIVE SPECIES By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comSee Lobster, 3APhoto courtesy UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDATegu lizards can grow to 4 feet long and easily adapt to new places. Photo courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICERobert Blake, 50, of Cudjoe Key and Christine Kennedy, 66, were jailed on felony counts Thursday of growing and possessing marijuana at a trailer at 30582 5th Ave., Big Pine. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says detectives were looking to serve a warrant on someone else at the property when they discovered the grow house after hearing air conditioning and music coming from two trailers. They also smelled the marijuana. Inside the trailers were 132 pot plants being cultivated in a sophisticated growing operation.GROW HOUSE BUSTEDPhoto courtesy SHERIFFS OFFICEMarine officers recover a fake skeleton spotted underwater near the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon during Thursdays lobster mini-season. The origin of the bogus bones is unknown. SLATONKeynoter Staff
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2A Saturday, August 2, 2014 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDAY HIGH LOW SAT.9281 SUN.9281 MON.9281 TUES.9281 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427, USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter, P.O. Box 500158, Marathon, Florida 33050-0158. Subscription rates are $54.23 in the Keys. Your Keynoter home delivery subscription includes the Sunday edition of The Miami Herald. Keynoter mail subscriptions: $64.84 in Florida and $60.32 out-of-state. Please call for all other rates, including overseas mail. Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX 500158, MARATHON, FL 33050-0158.Upper Keys 91655 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Newsroom . .(305) 852-3216 Advertising . .(305) 852-3216 Fax . . . . . .(305) 853-1040 Fax . . . . . .(305) 852-0199 Marathon 3015 Overseas Highway (P.O. Box 500158) Marathon, FL 33050-0158 Newsroom(305) 743-5551 Advertising . .(305) 743-5551 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-6397 Fax . . . . . .(305) 743-9586 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Missing your paper? We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers. Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551. After hours, call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSWoman dies after boat strikes herA Tampa woman who tried to escape a boat collision died after being struck in the water Thursday. Mary Taylor, 68, and another woman jumped off their anchored catamaran when they saw a large sportfishing boat bearing down on their vessel near Mud Key in the Lower Keys, said Capt. David Dipre of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The sportfishing boat changed course at the last second but still hit the catamaran and the two women, an initial FWC accident report says. Paula MacKay, 55, of Austin, Texas, was listed in stable condition, according to a U.S. Coast Guard report. The 44-foot catamaran was anchored in the Gulf of Mexico about two miles north of Rockland Key. The women were on the anchored boat before they jumped, DiPre said, but they were out there for lobstering, Dipre said. The sportfishing boat was operated by Richard Perez of Tampa, DiPre said. No charges had been filed at press time pending additional investigation into the 4 p.m. Thursday collision. A U.S. Coast Guard boat from Key West and a searchand-rescue helicopter from Clearwater responded, along with FWC patrol boats, after a nearby boater reported the accident. The Coast Guard air crew arrived [and] hoisted both women for a flight to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, a Coast Guard report says. Taylor later was declared dead. MacKay was last reported to be in stable condition. Meanwhile, a boat from the Islamorada Coast Guard station collected four people from a recreational boat that capsized Wednesday off Islamorada during the first morning of the two-day lobster mini-season. Nearby boaters pulled the two men and two women from the ocean until the Coast Guard arrived. No one was injured. As an Educator for 42 years, Dennis knows what the Students & District Need! VOTE The School Board Ranking plummeted from 8th to 23rd in the State. Why? Paid for by Dennis Caltagirone for School Board, District 5 ETERNITY IN PARADISEFOR YOUR FAMILYSouthern Keys CemeteryMM 10 On the GulfCall Today305-294-2528 There are 76,351 Residents in Monroe County and only 4,200 Burial Plots left. Why wait? abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJK MOSES Alotia Moses, a longtime resident of Marathon, Florida passed away on the morning of July 16, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband and friend, Clarence Eugene Moses of Marathon, Florida. Alotia and Clarence met in Nicaragua, were married for over 65 years and had 10 children together. Alotia was born in Nicaragua on January 19, 1927 and moved to Marathon in 1983 where she lived until 2005. Alotia loved living in the Florida Keys. She liked the small town life, ministering to the community, having the ability to take a quick cab ride to the grocery store or simply having friends and family drop by for a visit. She spent the last 9 years of her life living in California surrounded by her loving children who took great care of her. Alotia loved to read the Bible, listen to Reggae music and watch her husband entertain the family with his banjo. Alotia was a simple, loving, giving and humble servant of God who also had a great sense of humor. Her life revolved around her children, her spiritual family at the Kingdom Hall and the caring friends she met in the community over the years. Alotia is survived by her children Beverly Hiatt, Junie Moses, Gloria Carson, Ana Gutshall, Cynthia Moses, Ivonne Bates, Philmore Garth, Berth Moses, Clarence "Judice" Moses and Karl Moses. Alotia lovingly helped raise some of her 11 grandchildren: Thania Moses Negroni, Johnny Moses, Henry Meza, Gabriel Contreras, Kelly Morgan, Sarah Villa, Warren Moses, Patrick Moses, Jordan Bates, Cullin Bates and Jacob Gutshall in addition to 14 great grandchildren. A memorial was held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Marathon, Florida. Alotia will be missed by her family and friends. Obituaries & Memorials Upper Keys: (305) 852-3216Marathon Key West: (305) 743-5551 Board votes to restrict permitsA plan to stretch Monroe Countys limit of 1,260 permits for new market-rate housing units over 20 years moved forward on a 3-2 vote by county commissioners. The decision, which could be amended as soon as October, seeks to change the Monroe County comprehensive land-use plan to ensure the availability of building permits for the 20 years, rather than the current 10 years. If allowed by the state Department of Economic Opportunity, it would mean the annual number of new housing units not dedicated as affordable under income guidelines will drop from 125 to 47 per year, beginning in July 2017. Reducing the annual number of new housing units aims to keep the county within the 24-hour hurricane evacuation time mandated by state the Area of Critical State Concern law that governs development in the Florida Keys, until 2034. Were going to have an impact on peoples lives when we only give out half the permits for construction, Commissioner George Neugent said at a July 23 meeting on plan changes. Construction firms will be harmed and cost of Keys housing will increase, Neugent said. Commissioner David Rice and Neugent contended state officials who regulate the countys growth rate probably will not halt new housing in starts in 2024, as the current evacuation model apparently requires. Under existing rules, the decision to extend availability of permits in the unincorporated county seems the prudent thing to do, Commission Danny Kolhage said. Mayor Sylvia Murphy and Commissioner Heather Carruthers agreed. Either way, were screwed, Carruthers said. Commissioners scrapped a plan for annual allocation of affordable-housing permits, instead making the 710 affordable-housing permits available as needed. Demand is much lower for affordable-housing permits, which include rules on income and resale, county staff said. Comprehensive plan changes return to commissioners in October for final approval.COUNTY COMMISSION Its not the heat ... well it is, and then someJune was the hottest, on average, month recorded worldwide since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began keeping track in 1980. Still, it might seem to Keys residents that July was the scorcher. Theyre correct; it was just as most Julys are. The average high temperature was 90.4 degrees and the normal high is 90 degrees, said Allan Albanese, a senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Key West. This is typically our wet season. The average rainfall [for July] was 3.5 inches, which is normal. Its all pretty much in line with the averages. The hottest days last month were the 18th and 19th, reaching 93. The lowest temperature in the Keys last month was 77 degrees from the 19th to the 20th. Albanese said rainfall for August could reach 5 inches, creating more humidity. Temperatures in Marathon for this coming week are expected to have a high of 92 and low of 81, with a 30 to 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. The high temperatures make for high air conditioning demands. Weve been extremely busy, especially with lobster mini-season. Rental properties are slammed pack; its as busy as Ive ever seen it, said Larry Smorgala, coowner of Florida Keys Air Conditioning. Its the humidity youre dealing with as much as the heat. Smorgala said most calls are related to thunderstorms in which people lose their AC after a power surge. Customers who have no AC are given precedence over those looking to upgrade their units. With so much humidity, air conditioning can collect multiple gallons of water a day, shorting electric components. Smorgala recommends checking air conditioning units daily to avoid breakdowns and unnecessary expenses. Like people, pets need extra care in the heat. Kerstin Harmon from the Marathon Veterinary Hospital said owners should keep pets hydrated at all times. Walks should be taken in the early morning and evening. Air conditioning should be on in cars that have animals. Short-haired dogs can get sunburned so dont leave them in the sun too long, Harmon said. Real relief from the heat may not come until October, when the rainy season ends. Since the summer solstice was June 21, daylight hours are shrinking daily. Shallow waters are also hot and usually hit their peak in August. Albanese said water temperatures in Key West Harbor and at Long Key have reached 92 but might cool down to 88 this month. It gets more humid in August with more rainfall, Albanese said.July scorches, even though its generally averageKEYS WEATHERBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.comResort owner bans the publicParking for condominium owners and renters near Boatmans Sombrero Resort and Marina in Marathon and public access to the resort as a whole is now a lot tighter. As of this past Friday, parking and access to the pool, bar and tennis courts has been restricted to guests only at the Sombrero Boulevard resort. And renters and owners are restricted to 25 parking spots below the condominium far fewer spots than the resort has as a whole. Its a tough hit for the Marathon High School swim team, which has used the resorts pool to train. Coach Sarah Maschal said the new restrictions leave her little time to find a new place for her team to practice. Practice starts Monday and the season starts by the end August. Were not welcomed back this year. Its nothing that we did, Maschal said. The previous manager left notes about how well-behaved the kids were and needed something like this. Hopefully another pool in the community will allow us to come. She said the team might have to travel to train to Florida Keys Community College on Stock Island or Founders Park in Islamorada, both of which have pools. Non-guests likely will have their auto towed. Previously, owners and renters could park in resort spaces away from their condos without having to worry about being towed. The new rules, enforced by new owner Republic Investments, have drawn concerns from members of the Sombrero Resort Homeowners Association. Of the 100 condominiums, Republic owns 42 of them, said Bruce Ferraro, who owns one of the condos at resort. Were little guys here and theyre a big corporation. Representatives of Republic Investments did not return calls comment. But David Rogel, who represents the homeowners association, said resort property includes all of the parking lot except for the spaces below the condos. Rogel added most of the 38 individual owners of the condos are seasonal and only a handful stay in Marathon full-time. Republic wants people to pay for their parking, Rogel said. Its at such a stage of infancy. Parking hasnt really been a problem previously. Tim Wonderlin is a tennis pro whos been teaching at the resort 28 years. He said hes negotiating with Republic to see if he can remain. Wonderlin was told all resort guests and workers must have a parking decal on their vehicles and wear a wristband. IberiaBank sold the resort and marina to Republic in December. The bank acquired the property after former owner Cay Clubs Resorts and Marinas collapsed in 2007 and 2008. Cay Clubs executives Dave Clark and Cristal Coleman Clark were arrested by U.S. marshals in Central America last month. Theyre charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into Cay Clubs, which the feds have called a $300 million Ponzi scheme.MARATHONBy WILLIAM AXFORDwaxford@keynoter.com
Saturday, August 2, 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 SCHEDULEJuly 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) firstname.lastname@example.org OPEN DAILY CLOSING SALE Dipre. Weve been hearing that more people now prefer the regular season because they can try to catch their limit every day theyre here. A boat capsized Wednesday morning off Islamorada, throwing four people into the water. No one was injured, and nearby boaters helped the two men and two women out of the water until a boat crew from the Islamorada Coast Guard Station arrived. The group reportedly was from the Fort Lauderdale area, rescuers were told. The boat was an openfisherman, about 17 feet long, said Jim Callihan of Jacksonville, who watched it flip. Everybody went to one side of the boat and it rolled right over. On Big Pine Key, FWC officers seized at least 80 lobsters from a group of three men observed making multiple trips from a residential area Wednesday. Tallahassee residents Patrick Conn and Murray Cornelius Jr., and Charles Donaldson Jr. of Plantation, face charges related to violating the recreational limit bag limit of lobster. All three men are 47 years old. Keys FWC officers made watching for boats making multiple trips a priority this year, Dipre said. A Georgia diver got a scare Thursday morning in an incident that sounded grim but turned amusing. Officers near Marathon received an 11 a.m. report of a skeletal body underwater near the Seven Mile Bridge. The divers account was largely accurate but the skeleton was fake. There was no indication who tethered the skeleton to the bottom, or why. The skeleton was removed from the water so there would not be any such reports in the future, said Deputy Becky Herrin from the Sheriffs Office.As usual, lobster mini-season busyFrom Lobster, 1A FKAA redoing fencesOf the National Key Deer Refuges 84,351 acres in the Lower Keys, by far the most dangerous place for its namesake species to be is on or near U.S. 1. The docile, endangered Key deer has become almost domesticated over the years due to some residents and tourists against state and federal law hand-feeding the deer. It leads to them approaching cars on the highway and many times being struck and killed. It was alarming, then, for refuge staff to learn this week that Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority silt fences related to Monroe Countys ongoing Big Pine Key sewer construction were unintentionally steering deer out to the highway from Long Beach Road. Silt fences are made from black, usually woven, synthetic material meant to keep sediment out of the areas the Aqueduct Authority is digging up to install the Cudjoe Regional wastewater system in the Lower Keys. The fence stands roughly 2 feet tall. The deer got a little spooked by it and they get into the middle of the road and couldnt figure out how to get out. They were funneling out and cars were coming down the road, refuge Manager Nancy Finley said. Deer were in the road and animals were at risk of being hit. There was a report of one being hit. There was a blood trail on the road, but we did not find the animal, she said. Finley said she met immediately with Aqueduct Authority staff and came to a compromise to have 50-foot openings for every 100 feet of silt fencing. The openings would be covered with a waddle, which stands just a few inches high. Theyre like a sock filled with absorbent material, almost like a boom from an oil spill. Most animals can either crawl or walk over it; its only four inches high, Finley said. Aqueduct Authority Executive Director Kirk Zuelch said the agency is working with the refuge to make sure we both protect the deer and the habitat. Using the silt fence is a state Department of Environmental Protection requirement. What we put together is a combination of the fence and a waddle to keep the silt out and make it easier for the deer to get through. That will be the combination well have the contractor use for the rest of the project, in any area we have the deer, Zuelch said.Theyre steering endangered deer into the highwayBIG PINE KEYDive gear, more stolenThe two-day lobster miniseason Wednesday and Thursday brought more than lobster hunters to the Keys. It also brought a small crime wave: A vacationer reported to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office that nine dive tanks were stolen Wednesday night or early Thursday from the back of his truck at 222 Anglers Drive South in Marathon. Also missing were a buoyancy compensator and four fillet knives. A man staying at the Coco Plum Condominiums in Marathon reported someone stole from his boat overnight between Thursday and Friday a depth finder, sunglasses, a gas can, a boat paddle and a diving mask. The owner of the Driftwood Marina in Marathon reported that sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, several boats were burglarized. Only one victim was available to be interviewed and he said he was missing rods, reels, a speargun, several coolers, a Garmin GPS and tackle bags. Wednesday, a Duck Key boat owner reported stolen spears, a speargun, fins, a weight belt, fishing tackle and other items. The boat was parked on Seaview Drive. Thursday, a woman reported stolen from her boat a fishing pole and three spearguns. The boat was at 150 Coco Plum Drive in Marathon.CRIME FRONT Photo by WILLIAM AXFORDEddy and Jessica Alsop of Fort Myers Beach are all smiles with these nice lobster catches, landed Wednesday at the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge during the first day of mini-seasonBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comPhoto by ANDY NEWMANThe Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and National Key Deer Refuge have worked out a compromise to keep endangered Key deer, like this one, safe during ongoing sewer construction on Big Pine Key. Woven silt fences, meant to keep sediment out of construction areas, were funneling deer out onto U.S. 1.
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Photo courtesy MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYGambling was pretty rampant in the Keys way back, and always hidden from view. This gambling room is behind 605 Duval St. in Key West around 1950. CELEBRATING OUR PAST EDITORIALCable operators need regulationLETTERS TO THE EDITORRespect bicyclistsMy friends and I ride bicycles six days a week in the morning for approximately about 6 miles as exercise in Marathon. We travel designated bike paths where possible on Sombrero Beach Road and Sombrero Boulevard around the golf course. Lately, we have noticed an increase in angry drivers who seem to be upset that we are traveling on the same road as them on our bicycles. We have encountered drivers who block the bike path with their vehicle even after seeing us approaching, requiring us to stop; another pickup truck carrying construction materials protruding over the side of the truck bed came within inches of us, and several other vehicles refuse to give any clearance, coming dangerously close to us. It is becoming very dangerous to ride with these types of drivers on the road. Some have shouted out expletives while others have saluted us with the one-finger salute. We find it sad that these drivers have such an angry attitude so early in the morning living and working here in paradise and find the need to take their anger out on us. I would just like to ask that you give us a little courtesy and abide by state law. Florida law requires that motorists give cyclists a minimum of three feet of clearance and reduce their speed. Edward Torrella MarathonWhen you have a problem with your cable service, theres a handy 800 number to call. But getting actual help ... ah, that can be another challenge entirely. Last week, a man got so fed up with a Comcast service call that he recorded it and posted it online, where it went viral. In response, the chagrined cable giant said it would have the employee personally apologize. We are investigating this situation and will take quick action, said the response from Comcast Cable Senior Vice President Tom Karinshak. Note the absence of a promise to correct the problem. And sadly, note the absence of any outside regulatory pressure to do so. The customer, Ryan Block, sent back a priceless reply to Comcast: I hope the quick action you take is a thorough evaluation of your culture and policies, and not the termination of the rep. We can, and will, do better, Comcast Cable Chief Operating Officer Dave Watson pledged in a later message. Unfortunately, customer service complaints arent limited to one big cable company. Frustration is widespread among the limited providers nationally. It wasnt supposed to be this way. As cable and telecom services evolved and were deregulated in recent years, the mantra was that competition would thwart monopolistic practices, yielding more choices and happier customers. The reality, so far, is somewhat different. It has become easier to find alternative access to TV, but high-speed Internet service in many communities comes from a single cable company. And though Internet access is critical to communication and the economy, Florida does not regulate it or provide oversight through the Public Service Commission. In Florida, cable issues used to be handled by franchise agreements permitted monopolies, in effect hammered out with cities and counties. The arrangement was far from ideal, but it did give locals some leverage in setting terms of service. With deregulation in 2009, the state Legislature ended that localized system. Now, if you have a service complaint, you can file it with the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at (800)435-7352. It acts as a clearinghouse but is not the regulator. Getting a response may take 30 days. Certain cable complaints also can be taken to the Federal Communications Commission at (888) 2255322. The first step in dealing with a service problem, of course, is to call the cable company. Often, this works out OK once you get through the press 1, press 2, call failed process. But if the response has you steamed say, for example, if six different customer reps tell you it will be at least four days before a service slot opens to restore your bundled cable, phone and Internet services what then? It would be nice to know that providers of such important communication services would hold themselves to a high standard and that if they fell short, someone would hold the companies accountable. But when the providers have more leverage than the consumers, good luck with that. Sarasota Herald TribuneSerra, Axford join staffThe Keynoter and The Reporter have two new faces that have joined the ranks. Valerie Serra is the new sales and business development manager. She takes the former position of Publisher Richard Tamborrino. William Axford has joined the reporting staff, taking over for Ryan McCarthy, who has been the Middle Keys reporter for seven years after freelancing for the papers for a year. McCarthy is heading to Florida State Universitys College of Nursing. Serra is originally from Elizabethtown, Ky. She moved to the Keys from Atlanta, where she was a multimedia marketing consultant for CBS Radio. She is married to her husband Shawn and they have two energetic sons, Stefen, 12, and Seth, 9. They live on Big Pine Key. Prior to her work in Atlanta, Serra owned and published an entertainment magazine and started and managed two other businesses. Having owned three businesses myself, Im passionate about helping others understand the best way to market their business and stand out from their competition, she said. Serra holds a bachelors degree in marketing and communications from Western Kentucky University. She brings a combined 13 years of sales, marketing and management experience to the Keynoter Publishing Co. Inc. When not working, Serra loves to run and spend time outdoors with her family. Axford joins the reporting ranks from the Tri-County Times in Fenton, Mich., where he was a reporter since May 2010. He covered government, schools and general assignment stories. He graduated from Cen tral Michigan University, majoring in journalism and minoring in philosophy. In the Keys, he will cover the Marathon City Council, Marathon High School sports, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and general assignment stories. In his spare time, he likes to play guitar, go kayaking and read. Were happy to welcome Valerie and Will to our team, Tamborrino said. Were confident they will represent our newspapers and the communities we serve well, and look forward to our readers and advertisers getting to know them.MEDIACops: Man abused infantCRIME FRONT A Stock Island man remained jailed Friday on $500,000 bond following his Tuesday arrest on a felony charge of aggravated child abuse. Humberto Rojas, 23, is accused of inflicting on the 6-week-old baby multiple rib fractures, a fractured leg, and foot and lung contusions, says the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Hes also accused of forcing a baby-wipe down the infants mouth. The child is now at Miami Childrens Hospital in critical condition. The baby was flown there from Lower Keys Medical Center. The Sheriffs Office says Major Crimes Detective Manuel Cuervo was notified of the childs injuries after the infants mother called 911 when she discovered the child stopped breathing. The Sheriffs Office says Rojas was playing video games and babysitting at a home on Donna Road on Big Pine Key when the infant stopped breathing. Rojas reportedly told police the child swallowed a baby-wipe and stopped breathing as he made efforts to remove the wipe from the babys throat. He called the childs mother to tell her what happened and she subsequently called 911. Police say doctors at Lower Keys Medical Center say the childs injuries appeared to be suspicious; they said the injuries were not consistent with the story told by Rojas. Cuervo consulted with doctors at Miami Childrens Hospital, the University of Miamis Child Protection team, the childs Keys physician and the state Department of Children and Families. The mother was extensively interviewed, along with others who had cared for the child. Police say after investigating, they determined the child was developmentally incapable of swallowing a baby-wipe on his own. At the hospital they also found all of the other injuries. The babys mother told police she did not notice the injuries. The baby had been seen by his doctor on June 19. The doctor said she did not see any injuries. ROJASCracked ribs, a broken leg among injuriesKeynoter Staff SERRA AXFORDDont legalize potArthur T. Dean, chairman and chief executive officer of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the nations leading substance-abuse prevention organization, issued the following statement in response to The New York Times editorial calling for marijuana legalization: The Monroe County Coalition joins CADCA in expressing concern for the editorials oversight in addressing the negative effects of marijuana on adolescents and teens, whose brains are still developing. CADCA is disappointed in The New York Times editorial board for its very public call for national marijuana legalization. The move is shortsighted and completely disregards the science showing the harmful effects of marijuana legalization on the adolescent brain. Left out of TheNew York Times editorial are the many detrimental effects marijuana use has on teens and public safety. We know from the research that regular marijuana use can have profound negative effects on the teenage developing brain. It can hamper a young persons critical thinking and memory functions, and in some cases trigger the onset of mental illness. In addition, a long-term study showed that regular marijuana use in the early teen years lowers IQ into adulthood, even if users stopped smoking marijuana as adults. Marijuana use among teens also has a negative impact on school performance. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that students who received Ds or Fs in school were more likely to be current users of marijuana than those who earned As. As a national organization that builds coalitions to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, CADCA has long believed that marijuana legalization is a bad idea that will increase youth drug use. We as a nation already face enormous societal costs associated with youth alcohol, tobacco and prescription drug abuse. For example, while alcohol is strictly regulated for people 21 and over, it is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States and is responsible for more than 4,300 annual deaths among underage youth. In fact, people aged 12 to 20 years drink 11 percent of all alcohol consumed in our country. In addition, national data shows that more 12to 17-year olds are in treatment for marijuana dependence than for alcohol (187,000 versus 122,000 in 2012 respectively). Before more members of the media jump on this legalization bandwagon, we call for careful consideration and balanced reporting so that the American people can be informed of marijuanas negative impacts on youth.Frank Sauer Executive director Monroe County Coalition Key WestThanks for everythingDr. Steven Smith is a doctor who has been so dedicated to his patients and staff. Upon his retirement, he will be sadly missed by me, as I am sure by everyone that has received his excellent care. I have been saved by Dr. Smith on serious situations while being under his care. I wish Dr. Smith a full, happy life in his retirement and may he get to do all the things he couldnt do because he was so busy caring for all the people whose lives might not have been saved without him. My hat is off to Dr. Smith. Enjoy life in retirement.Sharon L. Hamilton MarathonRevamped cart rolls alongOn behalf of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Matthew Sutton and Aargh Golf Cart Maintenance and Service of Marathon for donating services to help us make our extended golf cart look like new. Our cart is used seven days a week for multiple guided trolley tours each day and therefore sustains a lot of wear and tear. Thanks to Matthew and the crew at Aargh, we now have a great-looking cart to offer to our visitors at Crane Point.Loretta Geotis Operations director Marathon
Saturday, August 2, 2014 5A Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com REAL ESTATE MARKETPLACE for the week of 7/20 7/26, 2014 SALES vs. LAST YEAR: 95 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) Key Price Price Days Listing Office, Selling Office, Address Listed Sold Listed Listing Agent Selling Agent Big Coppitt19 El Monte Ln $289,000 $300,000 333 Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms Engel & Voelkers Florida Keys/Cindy Kaye 301 Overseas Hwy (1) $1,750,000 $900,000 410 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner Prudential Knight & Gardner/Knight, GardnerBig Pine KeyLot 9 Violet Dr $36,500 $34,750 386 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley Lot 3 Horvath Dr $49,000 $47,500 54 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley Truman & Co./Raymond Vazquez 30963 Oettley Dr $210,000 $195,000 88 Rose Dell & Associates/Rose Dell Century 21 Prestige/Linda Merkey 30386 Frigate Ln $359,000 $335,000 142 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Tommy Gomez Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams 30386 Frigate Ln $359,000 $335,000 142 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Tommy Gomez Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams 1660 Hellenga Dr $584,000 $575,000 141 Prudential Knight & Gardner/Tommy Gomez RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Joyce ThomasCoco Plum265 Avenue G $975,000 $960,000 318 American Caribbean R.E./Kristen Brenner American Caribbean R.E./Karen RaspeCudjoe Key21792 Asturias Rd $399,000 $390,000 367 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Florida Real Estate Services/Bob Garcia 154 Tortuga Ln $399,000 $390,000 72 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss Century 21 Schwartz/Roger Cousineau 20823 2ND Ave $699,000 $650,000 32 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa FerringoDuck Key0 Seaview Dr $60,000 $55,000 797 American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/Joe TownsendGrassy Key57466 Bailey St $340,000 $382,500 116 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick Servais Shoreline Properties/Alexis Ross Key Colony 901 Ocean Dr $1,450,000 $1,363,500 530 American Caribbean R.E./Brenda Torrella Moorings Realty/Hughes, Simonds-BrewerKey Largo100000 Overseas Hwy(1) $87,500 $60,000 715 Shoreline Properties/Gary Bauman Marr Properties/Pam Sante 151 Coconut Row $192,900 $190,000 247 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/C. Porter, J. Keller Island Equity Real Estate/Jo Gunthner 500 Burton Dr $215,000 $207,500 683 Island Equity Real Estate/Holly Hight Realty World Freewheeler/Sheila Lange 537 Palm Dr $255,000 $243,000 118 Realty World Freewheeler/Juliano, El-Koury Realty World Freewheeler/Chonda Juliano255 Lower Matecumbe Rd $299,000 $299,000 30 Century 21 Schwartz/Lynda Gallaher Century 21 Schwartz/Lynda Gallaher 117 Pirates Dr $340,000 $340,000 122 Charles Rutenberg Realty/Carol Rose Realty World Freewheeler/Eileen Albury 75 Coral Dr $375,000 $358,000 45 Century 21 Schwartz/Lou Alice Avellino Outside Of MLS 69 Bahama Ave $389,000 $379,900 28 Outside Of MLS Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Dave Wiley 23 Mangrove Ln $479,000 $479,000 106 Ocean Sothebys Intl/ Bill Hart Marr Properties/Lorie Leal 26 Center Ln $635,000 $607,500 125 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Maryann Warren Realty World Freewheeler/Lisa Frins 326 Little Miss Muffett Ln $645,000 $599,000 103 Ocean Sothebys Intl/Kim Bagnell Thaler Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Carol Herdock 101851 Overseas Hwy (1) $775,000 $775,000 1 Century 21 Schwartz/Sal Livoti, Misty Pace Century 21 Schwartz/Misty Pace, Sal Livoti 102 Coastal Dr $3,985,000 $3,800,000 127 Moorings Realty/Zoe Mayclin Island Equity Real Estate/Holly HightKey West5051 Overseas Hwy, Wk 52 $14,900 $14,500 189 Sea Winds Realty/Donald Heisler Sea Winds Realty/Donald Heisler 4 None St (1) $45,000 $42,500 342 Doug Mayberry R.E./Keith Bland, Kent Ducote Last Key Realty/Christopher Santry 101 Golf Club Dr $345,000 $339,000 92 Compass Realty Branch/Robin Mitchell Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 703 Eaton St $375,000 $375,000 2 Sand Dollar Realty/George Arnold Sand Dollar Realty/George Arnold 1825 Venetia St $399,000 $380,000 62 Prudential Knight & Gardner/B. Donnelly Prudential Knight & Gardner/B. Donnelly 1213 Margaret St $450,000 $450,000 50 Key West Real Estate Sales/Elaine Chinnis Key West Real Estate Sales/Elaine Chinnis 1418 Laird St $519,000 $490,000 88 Bascom Grooms Real Estate /Bascom Grooms Century 21 Schwartz/Jimmy Lane 620 Thomas St $579,000 $579,000 189 At Home in Key West/Robin Van Mater Truman & Co. /Roger Emmons 3841 Roosevelt Blvd $624,500 $610,000 50 Sellstate Island Props/M. Wagner, M. Berman Century 21 Schwartz/Paul Dickey 920 Eisenhower Dr $775,000 $750,000 412 RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/James Hogan RE/MAX Marathon Vacation/James HoganLittle Torch KeyLot 88 Heck Ave $130,000 $115,000 348 Century 21 Schwartz/R. Williams, D. Norman Century 21 Schwartz/Rhonda WilliamsMarathon6099 Overseas Hwy $99,000 $99,000 145 American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas 457 95TH Street Ocean $349,000 $330,000 81 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Brian Schmitt Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Natalie Johnson 2600 Overeseas Hwy $349,000 $320,000 56 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Amy Puto Coco Plum Real Estate/Kelly Willey 372 11TH Street Ocean $525,000 $450,000 231 Shoreline Properties/J. Kelley & T. Del Valle RE/MAX Keys To The Key/Team Wilkinson 11600 1st Ave $610,000 $575,000 510 Hawks Cay Resort Sales/Hawks Cay Team Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Jamie Engel 69 Tingler Ln $1,095,000 $950,000 148 American Caribbean R.E./Brenda Torrella Key Colony Beach Realty/John CallionPlantation Key186 Coconut Palm Blvd $474,000 $485,000 582 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Melba Wilson 88711 Overseas Hwy (1) $599,000 $480,000 160 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/J. Keller, C. Porter Xcellence Realty/Humberto JimenezRamrod KeyLot 11 Cayman Ln $85,000 $80,000 189 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Lot 52 Indies Dr $99,000 $85,000 31 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Ferringo, PrevattStock Island6900 Maloney Ave $259,900 $261,000 100 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo 5030 5th Ave $270,000 $262,500 190 Location 3 R.E. of KW/D. Batty, J. Unke Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara CrespoUpper Matecumbe Key83201 Old Hwy $585,000 $565,000 69 American Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw American Caribbean R.E./Vanessa ChamizoVacant Lot | Commercial Property (1) Dont make the same mistake this guy made... THE FULLERS INSURANCE 305-294-6677 HOMEOWNERS WIND FLOOD1432 Kennedy Drive Key West, FL 33040 www. FullersInsurance.com Published Keynoter 8-2-14NOTICE TO REGISTERED VOTERSPre-election test of the automatic tabulating equipment for the August 26, 2014 Primary Election, as required by Florida Statute 101.5612, will be held at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St #101, Key West, Fl, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor of Elections www.keyselections.org BusinessStudy: 35% in collectionsMore than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cell-phone contracts can end up with a collection agency, potentially hurting credit scores and job prospects, said Caroline Ratcliffe, a senior fellow at the Washington-based think tank. Roughly, every third person you pass on the street is going to have debt in collections, Ratcliffe said. It can tip employers hiring decisions, or whether or not you get that apartment. The study found that 35.1 percent of people with credit records had been reported to collections for debt that averaged $5,178, based on September 2013 records. The study points to a disturbing trend: The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009. As a share of peoples income, credit card debt has reached its lowest level in more than a decade, according to the American Bankers Association. People increasingly pay off balances each month. Just 2.44 percent of card accounts are overdue by 30 days or more, versus the 15-year average of 3.82 percent. Yet roughly the same percentage of people are still getting reported for unpaid bills, according to the Urban Institute study performed in conjunction with researchers from the Consumer Credit Research Institute. Their figures nearly match the 36.5 percent of people in collections reported by a 2004 Federal Reserve analysis. All of this has reshaped the economy. The collections industry employs 140,000 workers who recover around $50 billion each year, according to a separate study published this year by the Federal Reserves Philadelphia bank branch. Health care-related bills account for 37.9 percent of the debts collected, according to a new report commissioned by the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. Student loan debt represents another 25.2 percent and credit cards make up 10.1 percent, with the rest of the collections going for local governments, retailers, telecoms and utilities. The delinquent debt is overwhelmingly concentrated in Southern and Western states. Texas cities have a large share of their populations being reported to collection agencies: Dallas (44.3 percent); El Paso (44.4 percent), Houston (43.7 percent), McAllen (51.7 percent) and San Antonio (44.5 percent).A few major factors appear to be driving the delinquencies, said Eric Salazar, the Texas and Florida manager for the credit counseling agency GreenPath. First, many of these workers have low-paying jobs in construction and services, in addition to minimal education on their finances. There is not the income growth to save and they have to make survival decisions, Salazar said. You make the decision to pay for the roof over your head and to feed your family and thats all you can afford to do. Second, these states are home to retirees who live on fixed incomes and may struggle to pay medical bills, Salazar said. Other cities have populations that have largely managed to repay their bills on time. Just 20.1 percent of Minneapolis residents have debts in collection. Boston, Honolulu and San Jose, California, are similarly low. Only about 20 percent of Americans with credit records have any debt at all. Yet high debt levels dont always lead to more delinquencies, since the debt largely comes from mortgages. Wages have barely kept up with inflation during the five-year recovery, according to Labor Department figures. And a separate measure by Wells Fargo found that after-tax income fell for the bottom 20 percent of earners during the same period.Florida among top states for dubious honorBy JOSH BOAKAssociated PressPERSONAL FINANCE
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Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSINFONET.COM SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 6B 4801 O/S Hwy.|Marathon, FL |(305) 289-2038NEW ARRIVALS Leather Sectionals & Recliners Fantasy Flowers Lamps Artwork Dirty rotten tomatoes? Not even close. Its the height of tomato season. Weve got a great recipe for a refreshing summer salad. Story, 4BBSports & Outdoors CommunityLifestyle Arts & Entertainment Bars battle for bragging rightsThis is far from the Olympics, the Super Bowl or the NBA Finals, but the competition is real at Sundays 21st annual Battle of the Bars in the Southernmost City. Its a competition at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St., Key West, in which teams from Key West bars and eateries compete to raise thousands of dollars for two local charities each year. Teams of seven will race against the clock, and each other, to finish an obstacle course that includes making and serving a margarita, sorting recyclables, tapping a keg and chugging a beer. If teams dont qualify for the next round with fast-enough times, bribing the judges will give them another chance on the battlefield. All bribes benefit charity, and the money raised this year will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area, which offers afterschool programs for underprivileged families, and the Florida Keys Community College Youth Swim Activities program, which offers camp scholarships for low-income families and swim lessons to all ages. Last years battle raised $17,776 for charity and over the years the event has provided $280,172 to local organizations. But make no mistake. This is a serious competition and provides bragging rights for a year to the winning team. The reigning champions, the Bourbon St. Pubs Bourbon St. Boozers, have been in all 20 previous competitions (and won a couple) and theyre ready to defend their title.Still time to register for Sunday eventKEY WEST Photos courtesy SCHOONER WHARFThe Lucky Charms from Irish Kevins and the Shots and Giggles team duke it out at the margarita bar at last years contest.See Bars, 3BAndersons life celebrated todayA big celebration of life for the man who helped make the Conch Republic what it is takes over Key West today. Peter Anderson, 67, the so-called secretary general of the Conch Republic, died from cancer July 16. Key Wests, and later all of Monroe Countys, secession from the U.S., happened in April 1982. The republic was founded to protest the installation of a U.S. 1 Border Patrol checkpoint at the top of the Keys. It created miles-long traffic jams as the Border Patrol apparently was trying to ferret out illegal immigrants and drugs. Tourism suffered. Since the federal government was treating the islands like a foreign nation, local leaders decided theyDuval parade, military honors part of eventKeynoter StaffKEY WEST Peter Anderson goes over papers in his Key West office, where he issued Conch Republic passports.See Anderson, 2B NEW LOCATIONS.L.A.M tourney returns to KeysAnglers, guides and celebrities are to fish for elusive shallow-water game fish during the Robert James Sales S.L.A.M. Celebrity Fishing Tour nament, set for Sept. 5 to 7. Competitors target tarpon, permit and bonefish, and scoring all three in one day is known as a flats grand slam. Points are earned for catching and releasing fish in fly, artificial or bait categories, with prizes awaiting champion anglers, teams and guides. The S.L.A.M. is the first in an annual Florida Keys trilogy of angling challenges that raises money for the fight against cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening chronic lung disease that is the United States leading genetic killer of children and young adults. The recipient is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Celebrity participants are to include Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs and former NASA astronaut Bruce Melnick. The Superfly, a one-day, one-fly tournament sponsored by The Angling Company in Key West, is scheduled the day before the S.L.A.M. The Superfly is based at the Hurricane Hole Restaurant & Marina, mile marker 4.5 oceanside, and fishing takes place Sept. 5. Registration for the S.L.A.M. is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. A reception, rules meeting, silent auction preview and live auction are scheduled as well. Fishing is slated for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 and 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7. Celebrities, anglers and the Redbone family are to gather for 3 to 5 p.m. dockside parties both days at the Hurricane Hole. An awards banquet and silent auction are to begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the DoubleTree Grand Key. Entry for the S.L.A.M., which includes two days charter fees with a professional guide, is $3,700 for a two-angler team. Superfly entry, which does not include a guide fee, is $350 per angler who also fishes the S.L.A.M. or $500 for just the Superfly. For more tournament information and registration, go to www.red bone.org or call 664-2002.Its fundraiser for research into cystic fibrosisKEY WEST FISHINGDo your part to help keep nuisance in checkDivers can help preserve Florida Keys reefs and earn cash prizes during a fun, competitive derby event to capture and remove as many nonnative lionfish as possible from Keys waters. The Reef Environ mental Education Found ation is sponsoring a oneday derby Sept. 13 based at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, mile marker 102.5 in Key Largo. REEF partners with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the dive community to cultivate hands-on, focused opportunities for Keys visitors who enjoy the natural resources to take action and remove lionfish, a popular aquarium fish believed to have been introduced to Florida waters during the 1980s. The lionfish is considered an invasive species whose rapidly growing populations in Atlantic waters are outcompeting native fish for food and territory. They are a major threat to the Keys reef health. Derby divers vie for more than $3,500 in prize money. Firstthrough third-place teams are rewarded for the most lionfish captured as well as the largest and smallest individual lionfish. Teams of up to four people can hunt from sunrise to 5 p.m., collecting lionfish by netting or spearing while on SCUBA, snorkeling or free diving. The public is invited to watch the derby scoring and filleting demonstrations and taste free lionfish samples. Early registration fee is $120 and includes one pair of puncture-resistant gloves per team. A mandatory participants meeting to cover lionfish ecology, their safe handling, and collection tools and techniques is set for Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Participants can dive from a private vessel or a professional dive operators charterboat. For more specifics, go to www.reef.org.Pennekamp is the site of tournamentLIONFISH DERBY
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 2B Saturday, August 2, 2014 L.A. Times crossword puzzle KIDDIE LIT Solution in the August 6 Keynoter ACROSS 1Beijing Zoo attraction 6Its often seen in sheets 11Spreadsheet figures 15Foolhardy 19TWA competitor 20Cowboys rope 21Baylor, for one: Abbr. 22Analogy words 23Tolstoy tale of childs play? 26Robert De __ 27Gigax 1,000 28St. Laurent of fashion 29Upper-bod muscle 30Hit song of 1950 32Get cozy 34Like Death Valley 35Stud site 36Carson tale of wellbehaved classroom clock watchers? 40Certain school team activity 44Kick 45__ double take 46Botanical coating 47Fernando band 48Matches at the poker table 50Hoover and Mossyrock 54Dickens tale of math woes? 58Drink that lost the second part of its name in 1961 59Mended, in a way 60Israels Iron Lady 61War movie staples 62Diplomatic rep. 64Nods, say 65Evade 671921 sci-fi play 68Biol. or chem. 69Artichoke servings 71Earth has one 72Overdo the buffet, say 74These, in Juarez 75Palahniuk tale of a rowdy slumber party society? 80Half a fish 81Welles of War of the Worlds 82Return of the Jedi dancer 83Apollo landers, briefly 84Grannies 86Samoan capital 87Gets 89Orwell tale of Beanie Baby breeding? 95Oregon coastal city 96Late notice? 97Berlin School psychological theory 102Excitable cell 103Billionaire bank founder Andy 104Latin trio member 106Wind in a pit 107Parisians to be 108Updike tale of an idle cereal mascot? 112Employee IDs 113Actor Morales 114What a white flag may mean 115Complete 116__ drive 117Father of the American Cartoon 118Symphony in Black et al. 119The Gondoliers bride DOWN 1Forgoes the gimme 2Like Draculas visage 3Tiny republic formerly called Pleasant Island 4Yankee legend, familiarly 5Wall St. trader 6Fish tank flooring 7Old Bologna bread 8Wiimote inserts 9Stop: Abbr. 10Most mournful 11One with a second 12Med sch. subject 13Poker game tell, maybe 14Batting figures 15Mastermind 16The Robots of Dawn author 17Disco light 18Sesame Street store owner 24Poet Elinor 25Cops quarry 31Lab greetings 33Prime meridian std. 34Source of brown fur 35Carbon compounds 37Receded 38Noggins 39Hardly a doer 40Code word 41Timeline chapter 42Pool on a pedestal 43The Aviator Oscar nominee 47Skunk River city 48Highway breaker? 49Came down 51Last Supper attendees 52PC processing unit 53Absolutely, amigo! 55Races with sulkies 56Tattoo parlor supplies 57PABA part 58Texarkana-born s candidate 61Julias Notting Hill costar 62If I may butt in ... 63Phoenix suburb 65Take it! response, in a jazz club 66City on the Rhein 67Latvias most populous city 70Rapidly shrinking ecosystem 71Didnt __ beat 72Rice style 73Jim Morrisons alma mater 75The Devils label? 76Tom of The Dukes of Hazzard 77Straight man 78Base decision maker 79Undergrad degs. 81Not a great chance 85Hendrix hairdo 86Comment from one rushing in 87Actress Scacchi 88Condo divs. 89Having the most marbles 90Sub-Saharan menace 91Reversals 92You cant get out this way 93Building beam 94Shooting marbles 98Dessert cart goodie 99Drives the getaway car for 100Blows, perhaps 101Aquarium swimmer 103Predisposition 104Be up against 105Mickey and Minnie 109Pres. Mandelas land 110Winter outburst? 111Shame on you! Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 Crossword solutionSolution to the July 30 puzzle. 69 Bahama Ave. Key LargoDave Wiley (305) 942-6210www.DaveWileyProperties.com Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience Dave JUST SOLD this Key Largo home! If you are ready to Buy or Sell your piece of Paradise, call Dave today. THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANYINSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U.294-2542In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) 292-2542513 Southard Street, Key West would become one. They staged a ceremony seceding from the U.S., raised a quickly created Conch Republic flag, declared war on the mother country and carried it out by pelting federal agents with stale Cuban bread. Following the 60-second skirmish, they surrendered and demanded $1 billion in foreign aid which still hasnt arrived. Anderson was behind some of the bizarre ideas that have become mainstays in Keys culture, such as annual drag races in Key West, where drag queens race down Duval Street to raise charity donations. And that speaks to the man behind the humor, the humanitarian. He was instrumental in setting up Habitat for Humanity of the Lower Keys and Key West, and founded the Conch Republic Childrens Fund for Wesley House Family Services. He helped bring 22 tons of medical and food supplies to refugees from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and served as president of Reef Relief the past five years. He was re-elected to the position on the eve of his death. At 5 p.m. today, the Conch Republic Armed Forces convene at Mallory Square to start Andersons celebration of life, rain or shine. Full-dress uniform for members of the Armed Forces and ceremonial black armbands will be donned. The military salute begins at 5:30 p.m. with pomp and circumstance, a flag ceremony, a 21-gun salute, a cannon salute by the Conch Republic Navy and Conch Republic Army, and a missing-man flyover by the Conch Republic Air Force. A parade will immediately follow, proceeding from Mallory Square to Front Street and then the full length of Duval, ending at the Southernmost Cafe, where the celebration of life will be held. Conch Tour Trains will be available for those unable to march The event including the parade is open to all. If you want to enter a float in the parade, or a walking group, call Tommy Mack at 394-5079. Lone walkers and bicyclists can just show up.Anderson was big supporter of charitiesFrom Anderson, 1BLIVING BRIEFSPawlitz joins staff at marine sanctuaryRachel Pawlitz has joined the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as its new communications coordinator. She most recently worked as an information specialist at the U. S. Geological Survey Southeast Ecological Science Center (Gainesville), where she was responsible for a variety of outreach and communication duties, including media relations, internal briefings to leadership, outreach and education to the general public, and writing and editing basic materials on the centers research. Prior to the Geological Survey, she worked in a variety of writing and editing positions, including technical writing and editing for a legal publishing company. After receiving a bachelors degree in biology from Truman State University (Missouri), she conducted research in marine ecology at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) for two years. There, she developed an interest in science communication that led her to pursue a masters in international communication from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). She is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D in interdisciplinary ecology at the University of Florida. She will be based at the sanctuarys Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West.Photographers speak on MondaySave-A-Turtle of the Florida Keys hosts two underwater photographers when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Turtle Hospital, mile marker 48 bayside in Marathon. Carlos and Allison Estape are underwater photographers, lecturers and the Reef Environmental Education Foundations 2013 volunteers of the year. They will give a presentation on the fish biodiversity of Alligator Reef, at Alligator Light off Islamorada. It will include what you can expect to see at three specific areas of the reef. The presentation is free.Dog-park fans meet on TuesdayInterested dog owners are invited to attend an informal meeting at the Marathon Dog Park, 75th Street and U.S. 1, on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to see recent park upgrades and talk about potential enhancements. Marathon officials have committed to improving the park and are working to repair the irrigation system, find solutions for the dirt problem and install doggy drinking fountains. For more information about the park or the meeting, send an e-mail to the Friends of the Marathon Dog Park at marathondog firstname.lastname@example.org.Free art class Sunday for kidsThe nonprofit Key West Art Center is offering a free art class for children this Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Instructor Elizabeth Chamberlain will focus on self-portraits, contour drawings and paintings. Materials are provided. Class size is limited; call 294-1241 to reserve a spot. The Key West Art Center is at 301 Front St.Tropical garden waives entry feeThe Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road on Stock Island, is waiving the entrance fee for Monroe County residents this Sunday. The butterfly-filled garden has shady palm trees, peaceful ponds and a lake. To get in free, show your Monroe ID (license, utility bill, etc.).Back-to-school fair is SundayThe Hammock House at St. Columba Episcopal Church on 52nd Street bayside in Marathon is having a back-to-school fair Sunday at 3:30 p.m. There will be a bounce house, snow cones, hot dogs and backpacks for kids. Parents can sign their children up for the churchs after-school program. PAWLITZ
Saturday, August 2, 2014 3B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com To call yourself a newspaper, NEWS should be the priority. Otherwise youre just paper! 2013 2nd PlaceWebsite 2nd PlaceBreaking News 2nd PlaceEditorial pages 2nd PlaceIn-Depth Reporting 2nd PlaceOutdoors Reporting 2012 1st placeBreaking News 1st placeOutdoors and Recreation 2nd placeGeneral News 2011 1st placeIn-Depth reporting 1st placeEditorial pages 1st placeEditorial 1st placeHealth reporting 2010 1st placeGeneral Excellence 1st placeEditorial pages 1st placeNews Story 3rd placeFeature story 2009 1st placeFirst Amendment Defense 1st placeIn-Depth reporting 2nd placeOpinion 2nd placeEditorial pages 3rd placeIn-Depth reporting 2008 2nd place Humor Column 2nd placeWeb Site 3rd placeGeneral ExcellenceNamed Best Weekly Newspaper in Florida six years in a row by Florida Monthly magazine and received awards from the Florida Press Association in the Better Weekly Newspaper Contest: 2059 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 (305) 743-6341www.MarathonBoatYard.comMotivated Seller! Priced to Sell! Cheapest Grady 36 currently on the market!New to market, this 2007 36ft. Grady White 360 Express is a one owner boat. Triple Yamaha 250 4 strokes, perfect for island hopping and weekend get-aways, Full Furuno electronics W/ Twin Nav Net units, Open Array Radar, Auto Pilot and more. This boat is equipped with a Bow Thruster, a Diesel Panda 8KW Generator, and a 16K BTU A/C. She is also equipped with two extra large queen berths, full beam, a convertible dinette, sleeping six adults comfortably. She sports a full galley with Corian counters, large head and shower, this boat is perfect for those overnight family oshore shing, diving and cruising trips. $179,000 ROAD TO WELLNESSThe Irish Kevins team is a perennial favorite. General manager and team member Kim Knight said were all going dressed as circus characters. Clowns, lion tamer, human cannonball, sword swallower. Theyll also sell shamrocks that customers can personalize and hang in the bar. The Southernmost Beach Cafes SOMO 911 captured the award for most outrageous team costume last year and hopes to repeat with their Southernmost Ski Patrol. Teams can enter the battle competition right up through Sunday morning. The $35 entry fee covers all seven team members (two bartenders, two servers, a customer, a bar back and a security person) and each competitor receives a 2014 Battle of the Bars T-shirt. Spectators are encouraged to show up and join the festivities. Registration starts at 11 a.m., teams should be ready to go at noon. For more information, visit www.schooner wharf.com. To enter a team, pick up a form at the Schooner Wharf or call 2923773 or 292-3302.Agility a big part of competitionFrom Bars, 1B A member of Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville Coral Reefers team steps off the balance beam with a full tray of beers during the agility contest. Come check out my new location at Kristys Nail and Hair Boutique! w location at B outique! q 8345 O/S Hwy. next to DK Style Hut & StoutsCall (305) 504-3825 for an appt. Julie Walker is welcoming existing and new clients The Monroe County Health Department on Thursday held what it calls a Monroe County Worksite Wellness Roundtable. Representatives from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Historic Tours of America, the Clinic of Alternative Medicine and the Health Department discussed promoting fitness, nutrition, smoking cessation and other wellness-related programs among their employees and colleagues. At the event in Key West are (from left) Tammy Hollander, Donna Stayton, Claire Hiller, Linda Test, Ashley Hoyt, Courtney Smith, Patty Mousseau and Gayle Glover.
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 4B Saturday, August 2, 2014 A keepsake of your trip to paradiseThe Keys exclusive dealer for Marathon BraceletTM Diamond & Gold Jewelry Cash Flow Jewelry 11400 Overseas Highway #121 Marathon, FL 33050 305-743-4603Top price paid for goldMonday-Friday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Lets hear it for tomatoesAt the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ode to that summer tomato. All kinds of tomatoes are at the best just now, big and small, beefsteak and cherry. At the base of this salad are sliced beefsteak tomatoes, which are topped with chopped small tomatoes and drizzled with a tomato-based vinaigrette. Given that this is an essence-of-tomato salad, its crucial that all of the tomatoes in the line-up be as ripe as possible. The best place to find them is at a farm stand or farmers market. How do you know if a tomato is ripe, ripe, ripe? Smell the stem end; its perfume should fairly shout, Tomato! And once you get them home, do not put them in the fridge. It will kill both flavor and texture. You also can heighten that flavor by pre-salting your tomatoes and letting them drain for 15 to 20 minutes, as I have done here. The salt not only seasons them, but also pulls out water, thereby concentrating their tomato-ness. Ive teamed up the tomatoes with one of their best friends, an avocado, the creaminess of which contrasts beautifully with the tomatos acidity. Come to think of it, tomatoes have many best friends. Certainly, theres not a fresh herb that doesnt play nicely with tomatoes. So if you dont have mint in the house, feel free to substitute basil, cilantro, chives, oregano, dill, parsley, tarragon or any other fresh green herb. I took the dressing in an Asian direction, adding ginger, soy sauce and rice vinegar to a small chopped tomato. Because the chopped tomato adds so much body to the dressing, you can cut back on the usual amount of oil without any problem. The dressing still seems rich. Topping the salad are some thinly-sliced serrano chilies, which provide a jolt of heat to counterbalance the tomatos sweetness. Obviously, it you worry that they might be too hot, just leave them out. The final touch? Some chopped peanuts for crunch. And thats my ode to tomatoes.What you need: Two large beefsteak tomatoes, sliced one-thirdinch thick. One cup chopped assorted small tomatoes. Salt and ground black pepper. One small ripe tomato (four to six ounces), coarsely chopped. Half a small clove garlic, smashed. Two-inch piece fresh ginger, coarsely chopped. Two teaspoons lowsodium soy sauce. Two tablespoons rice vinegar. Two tablespoons vegetable oil, preferably grape seed. One firm ripe avocado, halved, pitted and sliced. Half to one full serrano chili, thinly sliced crosswise (optional). Quarter cup shredded fresh mint. Quarter cup chopped roasted peanuts. Sprinkle the beefsteak tomato slices lightly on both sides with salt, then arrange them on a plate and let them stand for 15 to 20 minutes. In a small strainer, toss the chopped tomatoes with a bit of salt and set them over the sink or a bowl to drain for the same period. While the tomatoes are draining, in a blender combine the small tomato, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar and oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pat the tomato slices dry and on a platter arrange alternating slices of the beefsteak tomatoes and avocado. Drizzle the tomatoes and avocados with most of the dressing, then top them evenly with the chopped small tomatoes. Scatter the serrano slices, mint and peanuts evenly over the top. Serve the remaining dressing on the side. Start to finish: 30 minutes. Servings: Four. Nutrition information per serving: 240 calories; 170 calories from fat (71 percent of total calories); 19 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 6 g protein; 420 mg sodium.This mixture takes advantage of the goodnessBy SARA MOULTONAssociated PressTHE DINING TABLE AUGUSTTax TalkFactsTag TalkFROMTHE TAX COLLECTOR The second tax installment for 2014 will be mailed out on August 29, 2014 Florida Birth Certificates are now being issued at the Key West Driver License Office and Key Largo Driver License Office to better serve our customers. The cost is $16. Effective September 1stFloridas Vehicle Registration fees will be reduced; registrants due for renewal prior to September may wish to renew for one year instead of opting for a biennial registration. Starting October 1, 2014 The Tax Collectors Office located at 1200 Truman Ave will begin selling City of Key West Parking Permits at the cost of $10.00 Published Keynoter 8-2-14Vote by Mail / Absentee Ballots Are Now Being Mailed.The elections office has started mailing the Vote by Mail Ballots for the August 26, 2014 election. If you requested to have ballots mailed to you and have not received your ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections offices at 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. You may still request a Vote by Mail Ballot. For your request to be complete the following information is needed: the voters name, address, date of birth, address where the ballot should be mailed, and signature if the request is in writing. Please include your daytime phone with your request. You may call the office with your request at: 305.292.3416, 305.289.6017, or 305.453.8740. Email requests may be sent to email@example.com. 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Saturday, August 2, 2014 5B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, 294-0000 All shows that start before 4 p.m. play only on weekends. Get On Up (PG-13): 11:15, 2:15, 5:15 and 8:15 p.m. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13): 11:00 (3D), 1:45, 4:30 (3D), 7:15 (3D) 10:00 (3D), 10:30 and 11:15 p.m. ( Hercules(PG-13): 11:30 (3D), 1:55, 4:55 (3D), 7:40 and 10:40 p.m. (3D) Lucy (PG-13): 11:20, 1:30, 4:15, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13): 11:05, 2:00 (3D), 4:40, 7:25 (3D) and 10:10 p.m. Planes: Fire and Rescue (PG): 11:10, 1:20, 4:20 and 7:15 p.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, 295-9493 A Most Wanted Man (R): 1:45, 4:10, 6:30 and 8:50 p.m. And So it Goes (PG-13):2:15, 4:30, 6:40 and 8:40 p.m. Jersey Boys (R): 1:30 and 6:10 p.m. Begin Again (R): 4:05 and 9:00 p.m. Tammy(R): 1:45 and 8:30 p.m. Malifecent 3D (PG): 3:45 p.m. Bicycling With Moliere(R): 6:20 p.m.Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, 743-0288 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2:00, 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, 853-7003 All shows that start after 9 p.m. play only on weekends. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13): 1:30, 4:15, 4:15 (3D) 7:00 and 9:45 p.m. (3D) Hercules(PG-13): 1:40, 4:15 (3D), 7:10 and 9:35 p.m. (3D) Lucy (PG-13): 2:10, 4:40, 7:20 and 9:40 p.m. Sex Tape(R): 10:00 p.m. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13): 1:05, 4:00, 6:55 and 9:50 p.m. Keys Movie Times Fanboys will love HerculesHercules, rated PG13, 98 minutes, playing in Tavernier and Key West. Youll have to say one thing for Brett Ratners production of Hercules this movie has a sense of proportion. Its often clunky, but at least its fast and unpretentious. And its likable star, Dwayne Johnson (a former University of Miami football star), manages to murder legions without ever seeming sadistic. Less violent than less compelling than Gladiator, this new addition to the sword-and-sandals genre seems likely to please the fanboy audience and stir up some impressive boxoffice numbers. The film begins by recounting the legend of Hercules, with snippets of his famous 12 labors. But this is not the Steve Reeves version of the tale. Johnsons Hercules (as envisioned by comic book author Steve Moore) is a flawed hero. Bereft over the murders of his wife and children, Hercules has joined up with a band of loyal comrades who will basically sell their services to the highest bidder. In other words, theyre mercenaries. But you can bet it wont be too long before Hercules rediscovers a noble purpose. That happens when he is enlisted by the lovely daughter of the lord of Thrace to save her kingdom from civil war. Let the mayhem begin. The story has a few twists up its sleeve, as heroes turn out to be treacherous and villains are more complex than first appearances suggest. Theres just enough plot to keep the movie lurching forward, and there are plenty of battle scenes to delight connoisseurs of carnage. (The movies PG13 rating seems fairly lenient.) One problem with these battle scenes is the frenetic editing, an unfortunate staple of contemporary action pictures. On the positive side, the sets (by production designer Jean-Vincent Puzos, who also designed one of Ratners favorite movies, Amour) are impressive, and the crowd scenes, even if enhanced by CGI, stir happy memories of films like Spartacus and BenHur. The classy cast also elevates the picture. Ian McShane gives a droll performance as a soothsayer whos always surviving predictions of his own death. John Hurt is working in the glorious tradition of Claude Rains in The Adventures of Robin Hood while Joseph Fiennes is doing a Basil Rathbone as his venal confederate. As the one woman in the troupe of mercenaries, Ingrid Bolso Berdal wields a mean bow and arrow. Tobias Santelmann (star of the Norwegian Oscar nominee Kon-Tiki) has an imposing presence as Hercules antagonist-turned-ally. Some of these actors have won awards, but a trip to the dais is not likely to be in the future for our star. Still, Johnson plays his role with good humor and more conviction than Steve Reeves could ever muster. Johnson vehicle pretty schlocky but entertainsMOVIE REVIEWBy STEPHEN FARBERHollywood Reporter Avoid the brain drainLucy, rated R, 90 minutes, playing in Key West and Tavernier. So lets start with the enticing premise of Luc Bessons Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings use only 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it? Well, wow. It would be sort of like ... nothing new. Because, it turns out, in real life, humans pretty much DO use their whole brains. Darn. Now, we could choose to be annoyed that Besson starts with a total myth. Or we could give him a pass because, hey, the movie is fiction anyway. The more relevant question, though, is how much of your own brain you should use when watching Lucy a truly bizarre if often entertaining romp through, hmm, well, neuroscience, biochemistry, anthropology and basically the entire human experience, in 90 minutes. (Oh, plus a really cool car chase.) And heres another question: Just how much of his brain did Besson access when writing the dialogue? (That may sound nasty, but Mr. Besson, youre the one who got us thinking about cerebral capacity.) The director knows his way around a camera, and you can argue about the merits of the storyline. But the dialogue often sounds like it was produced by a primitive computer: Hammy and clunky. As for the name Lucy, it refers to the famous fossilized skeleton of a female estimated to have lived some 3 million years ago. Thank goodness that primitive woman has now evolved into a bleached blonde, airheaded student of some sort, living in Taiwan. Thats where we meet Johanssons Lucy, who at least seems more mature than her jerk of a boyfriend, who forces her to deliver a mysterious briefcase to a shady gang boss. Turns out, its a drug delivery a shiny blue crystal called cph4. Lucy and a few other unfortunates are the chosen mules, doomed to fly to Europe with packages implanted in their stomachs. Only, theres a hitch. Roughed up by thugs, Lucy suffers blows to the abdomen, and the drug starts leaking into her system. Suddenly, shes writhing uncontrollably on the ceiling, no less. And then things get really weird. The drugs effect is to enhance Lucys brain capacity. As it starts to climb 20 percent, 30 percent, and so on Lucy can suddenly speak Chinese. She can shoot six guys at a time. She can hear and see and feel everything. She remembers being an infant. She calls her mother back home: I remember the taste of your milk in my mouth, she says, tearfully. Because shes becoming so smart Lucy uses two laptops at a time, furiously unlocking the secrets of science she knows that her condition gives her only 24 hours to live. Heres where you shouldnt get bogged down attempting logical analysis. As in, if Lucy can control movement and space and time, why cant she expand the 24 hours? And really, why does she need to fly commercial to Paris? Oh yes, Paris. Lucy heads there to meet Professor Norman, an expert on cerebral capacity (Morgan Freeman, in that gravelly voiced, level-headed role youve seen him play so many times). Simultaneously, shes trying to recover all the drug packets, with the help of a police detective (Amr Waked) who really doesnt know what hit him, but they do have an awesome car chase together. Professor Norman advises Lucy that, as she approaches 100 percent capacity and death she should do something useful with all the precious knowledge shes acquiring. And we really didnt want to say this again, but: This is where it gets really weird. We wont give away the frantic ending, and were not sure we could, even if we tried. At a certain point, the best strategy may be to just sit back, listen to the pounding music, admire those bright colors, and just shut that brain down entirely.Lucy is so far out there, helps uselessBy JOCELYN NOVECKAssociated PressMOVIE REVIEWScarlett Johansson stars as Lucy. 91298 Overseas Hwy, Tavernierbbtheatres.comSHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 8/1 WED. 8/6 Guardians of the Galaxy (PG13) 2D 1:30; 4:15; 7:00; 3D 4:15; 9:45Lucy (R) 2:10; 4:40; 7:20; 9:40 Hercules (PG13) 2D 1:40; 7:10; 3D 4:15; 9:35Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG13)1:05; 4:00; 6:55; 9:50Sex Tape (R) 10:00
KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 6B Saturday, August 2, 2014 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMNAd # 1166072 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 2009-CA-000471-M NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF. VS. EDWARD MUNIZ, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 14, 2014, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Monroe, Florida, on August 12th, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at courthouse steps 500 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040 for the following described property: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 23, BLOCK 5, OF KEY COLONY BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 120, OF HE PUBLIC RECORDED OF MONROE 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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 for Monroe County at 305-292-3423, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040 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 26, 2014 August 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1178633 CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH NOTICE OF VARIANCE HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will hold a Public Hearing at the Commission Meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 9:30 a.m., Key Colony Beach City Hall, to hear a Variance Request from Edwin X. Erosa, 451 12th Street (Lot 14, Coury Subdivision) for the following: A pplicant requests a variance to the Key Colony Beach Land Development Regulations, Chapter 101, Section 41. Dwelling unit standards. All habitable floors of a dwelling unit shall be connected by interior stairs. Interested parties may appear at the Hearing and be heard with respect to the requested variance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at the Variance Hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If you are unable to attend the Hearing on August 28, 2014, but wish to comment, please direct correspondence to: City Commission, P.O. Box 510141, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051-0141, or cityclerk@keyc olonybeach.net and your comments will be entered into the record. Cathy Henninger, City Clerk CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH Published August 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1182091 NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 9th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL CONTINUING SERVICES CONTRACT 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 August 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1183712 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014545 GERALD ADAMS SCHOOL SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING August 14, 2014 1:00 PM Gerald Adams School, 5855 W. Jr. College Road, Key West, FL 33040 BID OPENING September 3, 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.dem andstar.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@KeysScho ols.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published August 2, 6, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1184181 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Event Committee Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Art in Public Places Monday, August 11, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 295-4369. Published August 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1184949 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/15/2014, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL 33040-5476, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FTRX17L62NB66828 2002 FORD Published August 2, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1184994 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-CP-72-P Upper Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF Joan I. Griffor Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joan I. Griffor, deceased, whose date of death was April 17, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 2, 2014. Personal Representative: Robert J. Griffor II 563 86th Street Ocean Marathon, FL 33050 Attorney for Personal Representative: Richard E. Warner Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E WARNER, P.A. P.O. Box 501317 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050-1317 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: email@example.com Published August 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # 1185699 COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION / BID OPENING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS THAT the Monroe County School District will be receiving bids for the following: RFP 2014546 VEHICLE TRACKING/GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM BID OPENING September 3, 2014 2:00 PM, MCSD A dministration 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.dem andstar.com or by going to www.KeysSchools.com/rfp The public record document is available at the Purchasing De p artment, 241 Trumbo p Road, Key West, FL 33040. A ll 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@KeysScho ols.com or (305) 293-1400 Ext 53360. Published August 2, 6, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad # 1187049 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 20TH DAY OF AUGUST 2014 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Parcel No. 7W in Keys RV/Mobile Home Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 2039 at Page 5 of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and amendments thereto, as identified in the Declaration, together with an undivided interest in the Common Elements appurtenant thereto. More Commonly Known As: #7-W of Keys RV/Mobile Home Condominium, 6099 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 Pursuant to the FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: Keys RV Lot Rentals, LLC Plaintiff VS. Eno Maletic; DEBORAH MALETIC; Ginger Snead; United States Internal Revenue Service; John Doe; JANE DOE; James W. Mitchell; Keys RV/Mobile Home Condo Assoc. Inc. Defendants. And the Docket Number of which is Number 14-CA000007-M. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 21st day of July 2014. AMY HEAVILIN Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida (Circuit Court Seal) By: Tammy L. Marciel Deputy Clerk Published August 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter A d # xxxxxxx IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 442009CA000313A001MR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. PAMELA HOLBERT A/K/A PAMELA COLLEEN HOLBERT, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated A pril 10, 2014, and entered in Case No. 442009CA000313A001MR of the Circuit Court of the SIXTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for MONROE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and PAMELA HOLBERT A/K/A PAMELA COLLEEN HOLBERT, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the hi g hest and best bidder g for cash, beginning at 11:00 A M at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 20 day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 1 and 2, SEASCAPE VILLAS SUBDIVISION, Vaca Key, a subdivision according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 105, 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 MARATHON, MONROE COUNTY, Florida, this ______ day of _________________, 20___. A my Heavilin Clerk of said Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: _______________________ __________ A s Deputy Clerk JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/o 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 August 2, 9, 2014 Florida Keys Keynoter LOST Chocolate Chihuahua. Male, 3-1/2 yrs old in Big Pine. White spot on chest. Please call Omi 305-923-9238AKCDobermanPinscher Puppies Championbloodline. www.YoungsDobermans.com ParentsonPremises$1200 Callortext305-923-1005Goldendoodle Miniature pups, health cert., 1st shots, CKC registered. $900-2200. 239-560-6525HONEY FOR SALE Includes comb honey. 119 Ave A, Coco Plum. Sat, 8-? MARATHON Sat, 8-2. Large BBQ grill, 2 dr refrig, table saw, pressure washer, clothes, baby items, hshold, dishes and much more! 523 60th St. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578. 2 BR / 1 BA on BIG PINE KEY Large, secluded palm studded lot. Deep Water Canal w/ 100 Sea Wall. Sleeps 6, vacation or long term rental. A/C, utilities, WIFI, TV, W/D & Freezer included (305) 395-0214 3 BR / 2 BA GRASSY KEY F/L/S $1695 / mo. Please call Barbara at CSBREC (305) 289-6499 LARGO SOUND VILLAGE 3BR/2BA. Newly landscaped, fenced yard, quiet street. Pets okay, H.O. park. $1800/mo. + util. F/L/S Call (917) 971-7504 2 BR / 2 BA MM 93 O/S Harry Harris Park area. W/D, fenced yard. $1300 / mo. Call (786) 253-3042RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. 305-743-6519 Marathon 1BR/1BA apt 2nd floor, outside deck W/D on premises. Quiet street, no dogs. $1200/month includes water. 508-693-2088 Single retired male looking for reasonable apt. Prefer Marathion, Islamorada or Tavernier. Unfurn, 1 bd, long term lease. Will be in the Keys for a week. Would like to move in at the end of Sept, Oct or Nov. 225-773-4631.FOR SALE OR LEASE Gas station & conv. store with adjoining rentals. Also for lease, storefront with garage bay, Hwy 1 frontage. Call Rich @ (609) 792-4105FOR LEASE: Marathon Freestanding Restaurant 2,000 SF on 1/2 Acre Lot IMA/Andrew: 305.661.0110 firstname.lastname@example.org WOW LOOK !!! FLYRODS&REELSCALL205-980-9932OR205-937-5641 Reel: TiborPacic,BRANDNEWneverused,lefthand,$595 Rods:LoomisGLX,2pc,12wt.,new.Sage,RPLXi,3pc, 1290,12wt.SageXi2,4pc,1290.Sage3RPLX,4pc,1290, 12wt.$295ea.TempleFork9wt,4,pc,$150. NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY
Saturday, August 2, 2014 7B Keynoter KeysInfoNet.com abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: SPACE AVAILABLE MORADA WAY MM 81. Retail / Artisan / Office. Call Island Villa @ (305) 664-3333 10 x 24 warehouse MM 97 ~ $300.00 Call (305)522-6598 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE, MARATHON Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreens and marina. 561-743-3745 MARATHON 900 sq ft commercial building/retail storefront. US 1 frontage! $1500/mo + utilities. (305) 900-0113. Bookkeeper F/P Quick books, conscientious detail oriented non smoker for Key Largo Dive Resort mm 104, email resume to email@example.com. Officeperson Fulltime positionwithlocalplumbing company.Mustknow QuickBooksandhave computerskills.Mustbea peoplepersonwithtelephone skills.Applyinpersonwith resumeweekdaysfrom8-12. Salaryaccordingto experience.Ontimeand firstname.lastname@example.orgANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER / ANIMAL CARETAKER Key Largo Animal Shelter operated by Humane Animal Care Coalition has a F/T position open for an Animal Control Officer. Experience preferred, but will train. Must love animals, be enegetic & flexible with duties & hours. Apply at 105951 Overseas Hwy. (MM 106 O/S) or call (305) 451-0088. Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov (305) 292-4557 E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. LANDSCAPER NEEDED Must be EXPERIENCED, have valid drivers license and transportation. Good pay & benefits. (305) 743-4738. Laundry and Marine Shop Marathon, seeking Laundry Help, F/T & P/T; Assistant Shop Manager and Helpers. Please call 305-942-9635Concierge/Marketing @ Hammocks MM48. 3 day shifts in lobby. Hourly + Com $. Drug Test, apply at desk. Attn: Mike Kelly ONE POSITION OPENFRONT DESK/OFFICE CLERK Compensation based on experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office; QuickBooks exp. a plus. Must have organizational skills with attention to detail. Also excellent customer service skills required. Previous front desk exp. a plus but not mandatory. Call (305) 743-6711 or send resume to email@example.comFront Desk Reservations Associate F/P for Key Largo Dive Resort, clean cut, non smoker, some nights and weekends send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Housekeeping & Maintenance Landscaper positions available. Please apply: Blackfin Resort, 4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. (305) 743-2393HOUSEKEEPING POSITION available for immediate hire! Flexible schedule, hours vary. Please apply Kingsail Motel,7050 O/S Hwy Marathon THE MOORINGS VILLAGE of Islamorada is seeking a selfmotivated team player for: ~ Exp. Grounds Keeper ~ Housekeepers ~ Beach Attendant Please email resume to: email@example.com or pick up an application @ 123 Beach Rd. MM 81.5 O/S maintenance experienced maintenancejanitorialperson needed.Monday-Saturday goodpay,benifitsandworking condition. ContactAngelaorHumbertoat 305-664-4860MM65305-6644860 firstname.lastname@example.orgFLORIDA KEYS SAILING is hiring captains w/instructor & auxiliary sailing license. Please send resume to email@example.com or call 502-407-2281 Real Estate Professionals Wanted Join the #1 Brand in the industry and increase your bottom line. RE/MAX office servicing Key Largo to Key West seeking top notch agents to be part of the fastest growing office in the Keys. Call for a confidential interview today. (305) 360-7968 www.joinremax.com EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. NOW HIRING SERVER Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. SERVERS, DISHWASHER & COOK NEEDED Apply in person BRUTUS SEAFOOD 6950 O/S Hwy, Marathon Servers with experience Now hiring, part & full time. Apply in person to: KEY COLONY INN 700 W. Ocean Drive, KCB.RetailSalesClerk FulltimeHardwarestore.Musthave knowledgeofapplicationsfor hardwareproducts,assist generalpublic,operatecash register&stockmerchandise. Application&appointmentby phoneonly.305-395-8717Experienced Electricians and Apprentices needed immediately. Must have a valid drivers license. Call for appointment at 305-743-2558, or send resume to Arlington Electric South, 41 Coco Plum Dr, Marathon Fl 33050;email resume firstname.lastname@example.org Experienced HVACR Tech F/T. Pay according to experience, benefits. Call Artic-Temp, Marathon, 305-743-5288 HVAC TECHNICIAN Experience required. Please apply in person, with resume & references to 1400 107th St. Gulf, Marathon. PAINTER/CARPENTER Professional, experienced. Must have good attitude. No smokers. Operating out of Marathon. 305-849-0293 Part Time Security Guard needed in Islamorada. Security license needed. Call 305-684-0033 POOL TECHNICIAN needed. Clean driving record. CPO certification preferred. Must be available Saturdays. Middle Keys. Call 849-5934 Stylist Stylistwanted.Upscale KeyLargoSalon.Aveda experiencepreferredbutnot necessary.305-304-9280305304-9280 email@example.comCDL DRIVER WANTED RM/Block Driver. Excellent pay & benefits. EOE. Apply on person: 1500 107th St. Gulf, Marathon Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Fox, Bennington pontoons & Blue Wave. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 crabbusiness 40monroe crabboatwithtunnel,newqsm 11670hpcummins,twinpuller, barnacleblaster,Garmin5212 withradar.Crabtrapsandtags available.$55,firstname.lastname@example.org YAMAHA 9.9 2 stroke, short shaft, rebuilt 2013. Runs great! Includes: tank, battery, hose. $850. 239-728-7195, Marathon200hpEvenrude(1982) Recentlyrebuiltengineruns good,everythingworking. Lessthan100hrs.25"shaft, alum.prop.$400.00.Also, hydraulicsteering,keyswitch, tach,throttlecontrolextra charge.352-601-4900. SugarloafKey.$email@example.comBoathouse at Coral Lagoon Vaca Cut, Marathon. 2 adjacent indoor B-slips for sale. Ideal if beam is more than 10 Use one, rent one, break even, gain equity! $55Kea or $100K for both. Tim @ 630-947-4344 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. Up to 30. Can accommodate up to 40 catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric incl. MM 99. (305) 942-3055Commercial Dock for Sale at Fishermens Point. Asking $78K. 305-849-7705 Live Aboard Dock For Rent. Marathon Call 305-743-6519 Marathon Dock Rental 43 Private home,Boot Key Harbor. 24 hr access. Incl water & elec. Avail now. $250-$300/mo. No liveaboards. 561-312-3263 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com Hobie Island Adventure Sailing Kayak. Everything included. Needs new sail, $900. ALSO RV Blue Boy $25. Long Key. 636-358-0192101174980-01AAA AUTO/AUTOS WANTED ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 2009 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 1200 LW, 5200 miles. Good condition! $6500. 239-728-7195, Marathon 2007WildwoodRVpullbehind ExcellentCondition!2 bdrm/1.5bath/sleeps6+/gas stove/fullrefrigerator/sm gardentub/lotsofstorage/ housetoiletsinstalled/holding tankshaveneverbeenused! Model402-2B/HitchWeight 1,300lbs/GVWR11,700lbs/ ExtLength42ft6in/Ext Height11ft9in/FreshWater Cap42Gal/BlackWaterCap 60Gal/GrayWaterCap30 Gal/15,000BTUCentral/ Ducted13,500BTU/Furnace (30,000-35,000BTU)/Water Heater10GalGas/Elec. PHOTOSONLINE$17,500 305-245-3944evenings WOW LOOK !!! 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KeysInfoNet.com Keynoter 8B Saturday, August 2, 2014 There arent many of us in the four-plus children club. Im one of them: I guided my five children into adulthood with fairly good success and I have the scars to prove it. There is nothing easy about it. My good friend and client Maggie Whitcomb is in the club, too, with four of the most inquisitive and intelligent kids I have ever had on the boat. Raising kids in numbers is one thing, but raising kids that are extremely smart is a bit more involved. They will flat-out wear you out, especially in a place as stimulating as the Florida Keys. Thats how she came to me, ready for a break. She asked if I could take the kids out for a day fishing and snorkeling. I asked if she was going and she slowly smiled and said no. So the Day for Maggie a day to let her do her own thing and get a little relief was added to the calendar. Maggie and the children showed up at the Cudjoe Gardens Marina, where our charter boat the Reel Deal was carrying snorkel gear, drinks and snacks. They were dressed in varying attire. It was all so familiar to me to have kids from the same family be so different from each other. All four personality quadrants were represented for sure. We loaded the young crew and gear and pushed away from the dock as mom Maggie took video of the boat filled with her children as it slowly faded from sight. She was free for the day and the kids were heading out for a trip to remember. Perfect. The mangrove snapper spawn off the Lower Keys was in full swing and everyone knows that large congregations of reproducing fish attract sharks. There is nothing more exciting to kids than large predators, especially sharks. My mate and second-youngest son, Capt. Seth Hopp, is one of the best I know when it comes to hooking and leadering big sharks. The crew from Atlanta didnt have to wait long before the 50-poundclass rod was bent and drooling line, first at a small clip and then at a full-speed tear shortly into the battle. When this transpires we always announce that we have hooked a fast shark. One of the really, really mean ones is what we told our little warriors and the battle began. Taylor Whitcomb started the long landing process and held it together for more than 15 minutes before handing the rod off to 9year-old Eli. Taylor had to support the rod while little Eli two-handed the reel handle in an attempt to gather line. Sister Grace took the third position and wondered aloud why, since she was along for the ride and snorkeling only but was still required to take her position in the big battle. Finally young Adam jumped in the chair to relieve Grace. In the final hand-off, Taylor was able to finish what he had started. The bull shark was within reach. The inquisitive nature of the Whitcomb clan came shining through like a locomotive headlight. Can we get in the water with it? Of course these kids would ask that. Seth opened the Reel Deal s tuna door, while keeping the shark at a safe distance, and had each of the four kids lay down on the deck with their mask and snorkel so they could put their face deep enough in the water to get a full underwater view of the large bull shark. Each time one would sink his or her head under, they would make a series of snorkel-inhibited oohs and ahhhs as the shark slowly went back and forth. They had clearly never seen anything like it, a moment theyll never forget. Lining up four kids at the exact time as a fully spent bull shark swings into view off the starboard side of the Reel Deal was likened to herding squirrels into the same tree, but we did it. They smiled all at once toward the upper station as Seth clicked the camera. Then they crowded around the tuna door to watch Seth remove the majority of the gear from the sharks mouth so it could swim away with limited damage. As the shark disappeared into the blue water, the Whitcomb Four asked in unison, Can we go snorkeling now? Big sharks and then snorkeling? I wasnt all that surprised they asked. Capt. Marlin Scott owns FishMonster Charters in Key West.Youngsters find the thrill of catching a sharkMarlin Scott On TheWaterQuick Fact:The mangrove snapper spawn off the Lower Keys was in full swing and everyone knows that large congregations of reproducing fish attract sharks.A handful meets a handful Your Florida Keys Center Console Headquarters! All the best Center Console models from Jupiter, Pursuit, and Grady-White in stock Expect the Best! BOAT SALES AND MARINA BOAT SALES AND MARINACaribee CaribeeVisit us: Mile Marker 81.5 Bayside Islamorada, FL 33036 | 305.664.3431www.caribeeboats.com Eli, Taylor, Adam and Grace Whitcomb from Atlanta, Ga., are all excited after the bull-shark battle. Capt. Marlin Scott looks k ind of happy, too. GOT LOBSTER? GOT L OBS TER?Well Cook Your Catch! $10.99Seating is also available inside our Air Conditioned Dining Room. FRESH FISH SERVED DAILY HALF PRICE HAPPY HOUR Everyday 3pm to 6pm LUNCH & DINNERDine outside on ourOceanfront Patio401 E. Ocean Dr. Key Colony Beach MM 53.5305-743-4849www.cabanabreezes.com