1 Local Foreclosed Properties! Commercial & Residential Priced to Sell & Close Fast Financing Available Agents Welcome See All Our Properties Online... Then Call Me For A Private Showing! Beth Grooms Sales Manager KeysIslandProperties.com WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 VOLUME 59, NO CENTS IN THE COURTS Trial starts in double fatal By RYAN McCARTHY The attorneys for a Marathon man charged with two counts of vehicular homicide say he wasn t at the wheel at the time of the deadly crash three years ago they say his passenger was. Pierson Villalobos, 31, went on trial Tuesday at the Marathon courthouse for the Nov. 28, 2009, crash that killed 42-year-old Deborah Mangrum and 34-year-old Christopher Jennings. The pair had only recently moved to Marathon. Villalobos is charged with two counts each of DUI manslaughter and vehicular Defense: DUI-homicide defendant wasn t at the wheel during crash homicide. He s been in jail on $1 million bond since his arrest. Following the crash, state troopers said Villalobos 1999 Ford was headed northbound on U.S. 1 in Old Town Marathon and collided with a 2009 Toyota driven by Mercedes Diaz. It then struck Mangrum s car. Mangrum, a mother of four, died at the scene. Jennings, her passenger, died a few days later at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. In her opening argument, defense attorney Rose Valentine said accuracy does not equal certainty in claiming that Villalobos passenger Yendel Garcia was driving the red pickup that caused the crash. Garcia, 35, has had his own driving problems. Records show he s been arrested for drunk driving twice and also for being a habitual traffic offender. Valentine said Villalobos and Garcia spent the majority of the day of the crash at a friend s house on 15th Street See DUI, 2A VICTORY IS HERS POLITICS GOP ousts Bridges from leadership Marathon bartender Vanessa Seaverns (right) proved Saturday she is the most proficient cracker and consumer of stone crab claws by taking top honors in the second annual stone crab eating contest at Keys Fisheries on 35th Street bayside. She bested 11 others in the contest to determine who could eat 25 crab claws the fastest with a time of 16 minutes, 30 seconds. Her strategy: Crack them all first, then eat. The secret to winning is being really hungry, and really fast, she says. The seven-month crab season started Oct. 15 and runs through May 15. Photos by ANDY NEWMAN DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER BP claims deadline arrives Nov. 1 Scores still seeking money from oil spill By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer Florida Keys residents and business owners seeking money for economic losses from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill must make a significant decision within the next 10 days. After Nov. 1, any claims filed against BP for lost tourism dollars will be handled exclusively by the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program, created earlier this year to replace the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. Any person or business planning to file a separate lawsuit against BP or other firms liable in the April 2010 spill must opt out of the settlement process by Nov. 1. Most people are going to have to make this decision without knowing if their claim has been approved, or what the settlement is going to be, said Bernadette Restivo, founding partner of the Restivo and Reilly law firm in Key Largo. Monroe County has been declared a Zone A county under the current settlement process, which means documented economic losses from the Keys during the months-long spill will be presumed to be caused by the oil spill. This is a big gamechanger for us in the Keys, said attorney Jessica Reilly. Even the bag boys at Publix are affected by tourism. See Claims, 2A Commissioner says cast vote for Democrat By RYAN McCARTHY Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board Chairman Jack Bridges was forced to resign his seat on the county s Republican Executive Committee Saturday after fellow members found he supports Democrat Steve Smith in the race for another seat on that board. Bridges said he s supporting Smith, a four-term incumbent, because he s better prepared to do the job than Republican opponent FANTASY FEST Steven Hammond. The two are running for the board s District 1 seat. I disagree with a BRIDGES lot of what Steve Smith does and says, Bridges said, but he is prepared and competent and I think that he s the one who would best serve the people of Monroe County. Two years ago, Smith wasn t as considerate: He openly campaigned against Bridges as Bridges ran for the District 5 seat on the board in Bridges defeated the Parking hassles can be avoided But you need to plan ahead for more ease By SEAN KINNEY As the ribald 10-day Fantasy Fest ramps up this week heading into the adult finale Saturday night s 7 p.m. parade down Duval Street there s lots to know for you to have a boisterous and legal good time. Foremost, however, is navigating the city tens of thousands of people are expected and many are already rolling in to actually get to the Old Town Fantasy Fest events. Street closures begin at noon Friday on Duval between Front and South streets. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the closure shifts to cover Duval between Front and United streets. The closures will stay in place until crowds clear out following the parade, the theme of which is A-Conch-Alypse, likely early Sunday morning. See Bridges, 2A To avoid chaotic traffic and packed parking lots, event sponsor Captain Morgan Rum has arranged shuttles into Old Town beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday and ending at 2 a.m. Sunday. Catch a ride at city Department of Transportation bus stops throughout Key West and Stock Island, or from Marathon on the Lower Keys Shuttle. The main Marathon bus stop is on Sombrero Beach Boulevard, just off U.S. 1 adjacent to the Kmart plaza. The drop-off is Fausto s Food Palace on Fleming Street, just one block from Duval. Stops west of Simonton Street won t be serviced. The last city bus pickup is at 1:45 a.m. Sunday and the last Lower Keys Shuttle heading back up to Marathon leaves at 12:30. There s also a $10 roundtrip shuttle running from Key West High School on Flagler Avenue into Old Town from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Parking is available at city lots at Caroline and Grinnell, See Fantasy, 3A INDEX Classifieds B Living B Business A Obituaries A Opinion A Sports/Outdoors...1B Crossword A Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2012 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO Chalk one up for Canes In their homecoming football game, the Hurricanes of Coral Shores High top Keys rival Marathon. Story, 1B Football Conchs roll Key West High has no problem with Hialeah- Miami Lakes, crushing the mainland team in football. Story, 1B
2 2A Wednesday, October 24, 2012 NEWS BRIEFS Cops want help finding driver Key West police want the public s help finding a driver who hit two Key West women on Washington Street and left the scene on Oct. 4. Spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the women were walking eastbound when a truck, possibly a small white pickup, drove up behind them. The women said the driver tried to stop but struck them from behind. One injured her leg and the other suffered chipped teeth. The driver got out of the truck and told the women he would return shortly, but he backed down the block and never returned. Anyone with information can call Officer Jesse Young at or Crime Stoppers at (800) 346-TIPS. KEYS WEATHER PREDICTED TEMPERATURES DAY HIGH LOW WED THURS FRI SAT Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weather for radar and extended forecast. BEACH ADVISORIES The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. 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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 , MARATHON, FL ISLAMORADA Man remains jailed in conch harvest case Two arrested for possessing 40 of them Keynoter Staff A Miami man remained jailed Tuesday following his and a friend s arrests Saturday for allegedly harvesting 40 live queen conch from waters off Islamorada. The Monroe County Sheriff s Office says a tip texted to Deputy Nelson Sanchez just before 5 p.m. said a group of people came aboard the dock at the Islamorada Days Inn, mile marker 82.7 oceanside, with the protected mollusks. The text included a description of the truck they got into, agency spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. Sanchez caught up with the truck as it was pulling MOSQUITO CONTROL The Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board met in regular session Monday in Key Largo and took the following actions: Approved a resolution giving it the ability to finance retiree benefits after the current money set aside for it, which is in a trust fund, runs out. The board approved it by a 3-1 vote, with Commissioner Joan Lord Papy absent. Commissioner Bill Shaw recommended doing so sooner than later, funding as much as $3.5 million out of the hotel parking lot and asked the driver and passengers if they had live conch. Herrin said GALISZEWSKI the driver, George Galiszewski, 48, of Miami said he did. One of the passengers, 43-year-old Elena McGrane of Coconut Creek, admitted she helped harvest them, Herrin said. Galiszewski and McGrane were charged with 20 counts each of possession of queen conch. Galiszewski remained in the Monroe County Detention Center Tuesday in lieu of $30,000 bond (he s also charged with driving with a revoked license). McGrane has been released. Sanchez photographed the conch for evidence and returned them to the water. in the next year. If we have no money in the trust, we have no guarantee to the employees that their benefits will be provided for, he said. The sooner we have a large amount of money in the fund, the more money it ll save us. Commissioner Phil Goodman has been outspoken against the trust. He raised concerns about funding it with the national Affordable Care Act coming into play. We already have this funded for eight to 10 years, he said. You can only use it for this particular thing. If we put a lot of money in there, it could be tied up and we could never use it. The resolution approved does not bind the board to McGRANE According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commiss i o n, Possession of live queen conch (Strombus gigas) at any time is prohibited. It is not unlawful to possess queen conch shells in Florida as long as the shells do not contain any living queen conch at the time of collection, and so long as a living queen conch is not killed, mutilated or removed from its shell prior to collection. Possession of conch meat or a queen conch shell having an off-center hole larger than 1/16 inch in diameter through its spire is prohibited. Wanted: Chopper landing site District-owned village land put in play By RYAN McCARTHY The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is in the market for an Upper Keys helicopter landing pad. The district already owns a piece of land at Overseas Highway in Islamorada that the Monroe County School Board signed over to it in 1977 for $1. It s behind an Islamorada fire station and houses a small building with a pair of garage bays. Meeting Monday in Key Largo, the Mosquito Control Board decided to continue trying to strike a MOSQUITO CONTROL deal with the village of Islamorada for a chopper landing site, perhaps using the land behind the fire station as a bargaining tool. The helicopter doesn t need very much space, but we would need enough to put a full-size truck and trailer. If it s close to the water, that s great, so we can take off over the water. That s safer for everyone, district Director Michael Doyle said. The district had decided to sell the Islamorada parcel in 2011, but Doyle said he discovered that if not used for Mosquito Control purposes, it reverts back to the School District. So apparently, the School District would have to sign off on any plans for a change in ownership of the site. Commissioner Bill Shaw brought the issue up, saying he s unsuccessfully attempted to use the lot to secure a landing spot elsewhere. That includes an arrangement to operate out of Founders Park at mile marker 87 that fell apart. The way I see that property is we have two options: We keep it or it reverts to the School Board. It would be my suggestion to keep it and try to put another deal together with the village, Shaw said. We don t really need it but it s a good bargaining chip, Commissioner Phil Goodman said. District attorney Dirk Smits suggested contacting Village Council members after the November election. You ve got a change on the council now, so maybe you could approach them after Nov. 6, he said. Board keeps ability to fund trust Money goes to benefits for retirees By RYAN McCARTHY fund the trust. Mosquito Control Director Michael Doyle said it could be funded using excess money in the budget or as a line item in the future. Approved a resolution setting a minimum total of $2.5 million for designated budgetary reserves and contingency funds moving forward. The district had been rapidly spending its substantial reserves in recent years and was on the verge of using them up completely by next year. Doyle established a three-year strategic plan to balance the budget and curb those rapid declines. Heard an update from Doyle on a video produced for the district by former district television show host George Murphy. Murphy had a $12,000 contract to host the half-hour Wednesday show that he and then-director Ed Fussell agreed to in Murphy sued the district after Comcast canceled the show and the board eliminated the money for it in the budget. The district agreed in June to pay Murphy $5,000 to create and host an educational video for its website. Another $3,000 was paid to Seascape Productions in Key West for production work. Formal yet warm setting... Attentive Service L Attitudes review Feb. 1, 2002 in Marathon. Around 8:30 p.m., they left. When they left, the evidence will show Garcia and not Villalobos was the driver, she said. Prosecutor Tanner Demmery from the Monroe County Sheriff s Office countered that an abundance of evidence and witnesses would show that Villalobos was indeed driving, and doing so erratically leading up to the accident. Following opening statements during which Demmery objected to Valentine saying Villalobos has not seen his now-3-yearold child since the crash Demmery called to the stand former Sheriff s Office Deputy Jacek Szymanski, who now works in Pinellas County. He was the first officer on the scene. Szymanski described the accident scene at U.S. 1 and 23rd Street in detail. A video from his patrol car was played for around 10 minutes, but it was fairly vague and far removed from the vehicles involved in the accident. Szymanski testified that when he arrived, he approached the pickup and attempted to talk with the driver, which he identified as Villalobos. He said the inside of the truck smelled of alcohol and that Villalobos never made eye contact with him and didn t respond to his questioning. nonaffiliated Bob Thomas and Jose Peixoto. I m a Republican, but two-thirds of Monroe County is not. Dealing with the taxpayers money is serious business and you ought to have people with diverse backgrounds who can articulate what they re saying and have their homework done, Bridges said. He said the Republican Party s rule is that an executive committee member may not publicly, actively or financially support a non- Republican candidate over a Republican. I was actually surprised. I have not given any money; I have not made any speeches or written any letters to the editor, he said. Bridges said the only support he s given Smith is that when friends have asked for whom he s voting, he s told them Smith. Deadline nears From Claims, 1A On Oct. 11, the owners of Mike s Auto Body in Tavernier received a $107,000 settlement from losses linked to the BP spill, which scared visitors away from the Keys even though no oil actually showed up here. We were skeptical of the BP claims process at first, and we weren t even sure we qualified for a payment, Mike s Auto Vice President Annie Noonan said in a statement released by Restivo and Reilly. Our clients are mainly involved in tourist-related businesses and we were affected by the oil spill. Monroe County residents and businesses had received just under $200 million combined in BP settlement payments by May, when a court ruling effectively dissolved the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in favor of the new court-supervised process. Restivo said her firm, in conjunction with William A. 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He said he was traveling around 35 mph the speed limit on that stretch of the highway and that Villalobos approached from the rear, swerving and speeding. The witness said he pulled over to avoid Villalobos and that the crash occurred seconds later, just up the road from him. The trial broke for lunch around 11:15 a.m. and is expected to last several days, according to acting Circuit Court Judge Ruth Becker. A six-member jury is hearing the case, with one alternate in the courtroom. In 2006, Villalobos was convicted of drunk driving after being arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content of more than.20 percent. In Florida,.08 is considered legally drunk. Word made it back to the committee members, including Chairwoman Debby Goodman wife of Phil Goodman, another Mosquito Control Board member. When they re on the executive committee and sign a loyalty oath to support Republicans in the race, yes I do expect them to abide by it, she said. It is what it is. No hard feelings, nothing like that. But if you re going to support them, it s in our bylaws. I don t care who you vote for, but you just don t openly support non- Republicans, she said. Phil Schaeffer, chairman of the Keys Democratic Executive Committee, said his party has a similar policy: If you re an officer and you publicly support a member of another party, you will be terminated. The general election is Nov. 6. Early voting starts Saturday. Becker Consulting, now represents about 750 individuals or businesses in the Keys. Monroe County commissioners also are paying close attention to the BP settlement process in hopes of securing as much as $20 million through the federal RESTORE Act. That law aims to direct a large share of the environmental fines from the BP spill to affected Gulf of Mexico communities. Without the act, all the fines would have gone to the general federal treasury. Commissioners George Neugent and David Rice planned to attend this week s meeting of the Florida Gulf Coast Consortium, a 23-county panel that will oversee the state s allocation from the RESTORE Act payments. The state Legislature created a separate panel, the Florida Oil Spill Response Commission, which is charged with drafting legislation for better oil-spill response for state lawmakers to consider next spring. The commission is limited to representatives of the state s eight Panhandle counties on the Gulf coast. Peggy Mathews, a spill consultant to the County Commission, told the county board at its Oct. 17 meeting that Keys concerns such as limits on using oil dispersants in sensitive waters need to be in the state panel s recommendations. We need to stay on top of this, Mathews said. No other county is even in the room.
3 Keynoter KeysNet.com Wednesday, October 24, A ON THE WATER Sanctuary narrowing focus Advisors get draft plan for review By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer Recommendations for new Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary management and regulations could be hammered out by October 2013, according to a Sanctuary Advisory Council timeline. The volunteer members of the Advisory Council received a draft work plan for the 2,900-square-mile marine sanctuary at its Tuesday meeting in Key Largo. The group will be asked to approve a final version of the 19-page plan at its Dec. 11 meeting, which outlines goals and objectives for the management review, such as protecting large contiguous habitats, reducing stress from human activities and minimizing conflicts among user groups such as divers and fishermen. The plan also takes in the Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEY Painted revelers are a common sight during the 10-day Fantasy Fest in Key West. These ladies compete in a past Living Art competition at the Ocean Key Resort. Parking to be challenging From Fantasy, 1A Caroline and William or Angela and Simonton for $2 per hour. Or there s the Westin Key West Resort and Marina garage on Front Street at $4 per hour. Detailed bus route information is available at transit.com. Specifics of the party lineup are available at Despite the widely held perception about Fantasy Fest, public nudity is absolutely prohibited in Key West, according to city spokeswoman Alyson Crean. Women can t expose their breasts, although breasts covered with body paint are allowed but only in the socalled fantasy zone. That area runs the length of Duval Street and covers all cross streets between Whitehead and Simonton streets. Body paint must be applied in an enclosed area, out of public view. And while it should go without Lower Keys backcountry waters of the Florida Keys national wildlife refuges. Possible new rules for Everglades National Park waters in Florida Bay are also being assessed by the park s planning staff. This is a good time for people to find out who represents them on the Advisory Council so they know where to present their ideas and concerns, said sanctuary spokeswoman Karrie Carnes. The Sanctuary Advisory Council s members 20 voting members with 20 alternates are appointed the U.S. Department of Commerce to represent various interest groups, including commercial and recreational fishermen, conservation groups, tourism businesses and more. Members are expected to break into working groups to review aspects of the new management plan that most directly affect their group. The newest voting board member, Andy Newman to represent Upper Keys tourism, took his seat this week. Other members newly saying, Sex acts in public are absolutely prohibited, Crean says. As outrageous and elaborate costumes are the norm, it s also important to remember that while toy weapons are not explicitly banned, Crean says you re better off not using them at all. But if your costume simply must have one, make sure it s clearly a fake. Law enforcement will be watching for anything resembling a weapon. Laser pointers are another no-go; backpacks and coolers are discouraged. In addition to local police, personnel from the Monroe County Sheriff s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and the Orange County Mounted Unit will be on hand to help ensure safety. Fantasy Fest has a tradition of being a fun and peaceful party, Crean says, but there is a dark side to the approved as alternates are Diane Silvia, submerged cultural resources; Eric Handte, Upper Keys tourism; Julie Anne Floyd, Lower Keys citizen at large; Jim Scholl, conservation and environment; and Justin Bruland, commercial fishing. The council s first task will be to review more than 100 pages of comments received during the scoping period for the sanctuary s new management plan. The comments can be found on the Key Sanctuary s website, mentssummary.pdf. The revised plan the first major overhaul since Congress created the Keys sanctuary in 1990 will consider whether to add or delete recommendations, and create new marine zoning areas or move existing boundaries, among other issues. Representatives of a personal-watercraft group and backcountry fishing guides association as scheduled to make presentations at the council s December meeting. bacchanalia. On Oct. 31, 2004, during Fantasy Fest, a dead newborn was found in a trashcan at what was then the Hilton (now the Westin) following a live birth in the hotel s second-floor bathroom between 1 and 2 a.m. The premature baby girl lived until 6:30 a.m. DNA evidence revealed the presence of ecstasy in the mother s blood, police said. Despite following leads around the country, police were not able to identify the three suspects described by witnesses. In the aftermath of the 2009 Fantasy Fest parade, Nicholas C. Ferro, 25, stabbed to death 23-year-old Key Wester Marquese Butler in what Ferro and his defense attorneys contend was self-defense. Ferro went to trial in March on a murder charge but a six-member jury failed reach a unanimous verdict. Attorneys for both sides are prepping for a second trial in the coming months. ON THE WATER Anchoring areas get final approval Now markers being prepped for four zones By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer Florida Keys waters have been formally added to the state s pilot program for new managed anchoring areas. The Monroe County Commission, meeting Oct. 17, ratified a local ordinance to create managed anchoring zones or narrow no-anchoring buffer zones around mooring fields in Marathon s Boot Key Harbor, and in Lower Keys waters of Boca Chica Basin, Key West Harbor and Cow Key Channel. The measure passed, 4-1, with Commissioner Kim Wigington in her last meeting following four years on the dais opposed. Still, Commissioner Sylvia Murphy said she was concerned the Florida Legislature could vote to extend the pilot program past its scheduled July 2014 sunset date. I thought the program could not be extended [locally] unless we agree, Murphy said. Growth Management Director Christine Hurley said even if extended statewide past July 2014, the county could eliminate the Keys program through a new ordinance. The county s current law would extend the local zones automatically if the Legislature changes the expiration date for the pilot program. County Marine Resources staff now will prepare informational materials on the new zones, and arrange to install markers. An effective date has not been determined. The zones are going to be marked, Hurley said. Under the program approved by the Florida Legislature, Monroe County is one of five coastal areas allowed to create new anchoring rules on a test basis to cover stationary vessels outside existing mooring zones. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved the Monroe County law in September, but demanded that a planned zone at Key Largo s Sunset Cove be eliminated. That zone was too far from any existing mooring field to be part of the pilot program, the board said. FWC staff praised aspects of the Monroe County plan that require proof of regular septic pumpout for boats in the (at the base of the Vaca Cut Bridge) areas, and a ban on poorly maintained pre-derelict boats that appear in imminent danger of sinking. The pilot anchoring program was created in 2009 as an experiment to give local communities limited jurisdiction to control nearshore anchoring spots. St. Augustine, Sarasota and St. Petersburg have approved plans under the program; Stuart is still preparing its plan. The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) has created a new guide to Florida anchoring laws, including the pilot programs. We recognize there are still boaters who have not heard of the legislation but continue to arrive and enjoy Florida s gorgeous waterways, said group President Margaret Podlich. They should know it is illegal to restrict anchoring of nonliveaboard vessels in Florida outside of mooring fields, except in the jurisdiction of the five pilot projects. ELECT CAPTAIN ED DAVIDSON MARKET & EATERY Overseas Hwy Marathon WE ARE CELEBRATING OCTOBERFEST ALL MONTH LONG!! Serving German Specialties (along with our regular menu) SAUERBRATEN SCHNITZEL ROAST PORK & KRAUT GEORGE S HOMEMADE TRADITIONAL BRATWURST, BRAT WITH CHEDDAR & MUNSTER CHEESE & NOW HIS NEW CHICKEN, BACON & CHEDDAR BRAT And on Draft... SPATEN OCTOBERFEST & TUCHER FESTBIER CHECK OUT THE SPECIALS IN OUR MARKET! Open Monday - Friday 10-6:30 Saturday to the SCHOOL BOARD (Dist. 3 Middle/Lower Keys seat) BECAUSE CAPT. ED HAS DONE HIS HOMEWORK as a TAXPAYER WATCHDOG by speaking at more than 200 School Board meetings about (1) REFORMING THE FINANCIAL BUNGLING, mismanagement, and fractured teacher morale caused by District Administration Bureaucrats; (2) GIVING SCHOOLS BACK TO COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND INVOLVED PARENTS - while my opponent never spoke up for reforms or took a stand!! Political advertisement paid for and approved by Capain Ed Davidson for Monroe County School Board, District 3
4 4A Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Observer crossword puzzle Scare Time - Solution in the Oct. 27 Keynoter ACROSS 1 Arnaz 5 Unearth 10 Incriminating Eden garbage? 14 Jump rope 18 arms (indignant) 19 Cremona name 20 Once again 21 Glitter 22 Ghoulish 1966 Barbara Steele film 25 Waste-maker 26 In an inexpensive way 27 Analyze ore 28 After Paar 29 Rant and rave 30 Lollipop, for one 31 Star s bit part 32 Grand and Plaza 35 German name for Poznan 37 Merry 40 Helmut s highway 41 Scary 1941 Leo Carrillo film 44 Ring victory 45 Mountain ridge 47 Word with toe and tic 48 Carried the day 49 Major Barbara s creator 50 Family room, for short 51 Julie Harris 1963 hair-raiser 56 Della or Pee Wee 57 Man out for blood? 59 Not a soul 60 Kipling s unfortunate Danny 61 Memorable Merman 62 Sword, in Surrey 63 Hostess Perle 64 Somebody Love Me s Blossom 66 Rodeo restraints 67 Violent Sahara winds 69 Bark cloths 70 Julie Christie 1973 movie advisory 72 Handle clumsily 74 Bad tempered goddess 75 Scheherazade s room 76 Bridge passes 77 Malice 79 Miller or Landers 80 Joe E. Brown 1939 movie warning 86 Russian inland sea 87 Biblical Mary 89 WW II HQ acronym 90 Final part 92 Not as many 93 Card game for three 94 Storage structure 95 Deck the Halls refrain 97 Cut with cleats 98 Pertinent 101 citato: in the work cited 102 Vera Reynolds 1932 fright film 105 up 106 Comedian Jay 107 Championship 108 Canter or gallop 109 Cowardly Lion role player 110 Purr-fect Broadway show 111 Hot water injury 112 Don t Rain Parade DOWN 1 Press for payment 2 Iliad, for one 3 Mournful exhalation 4 Innate 5 Somewhat moist 6 ears 7 The Music Man town 8 Salt Lake city player 9 Guernica painter 10 Fashion s Oleg 11 Readily available 12 Depend (on) 13 Ram s lady 14 Joint partaker 15 Clifford Evans 1963 chiller 16 Division word 17 Hammer head 21 Humiliated 23 Afrikaans 24 One of Jacob s sons 28 Calvados capital 31 Tennis prodigy 32 Letter-shaped beam 33 Propelled a scull 34 Peter Cushing 1973 goosebump raising film 35 Prague, in Prague 36 Bo Derek s 1977 whale of a film 37 Replicate 38 Czar s edict 39 Berth choice 42 me, pretty maiden... : Hall 43 Pearls are cast before them 46 Engraves 49 Tend 52 Louisiana s Kingfish Long 53 Not likely 54 Stockholm prize 55 Trunk 56 Broadcasts seeds again 58 Ayn Rand s shrugger 60 Audition tape, briefly 62 Underwater detection device 63 Byelorussian hub 64 Iron or shovel lead-in 65 living 66 Japanese creature thriller 67 A sea of lead, a slate : Symons 68 Old Scratch himself 70 Widow s rights 71 Woodwind 73 A Tuesday not in the week 78 Iterative Samoan naval base 80 Hollered 81 Zeno of, Greek philosopher 82 Arctic hunters 83 Parade hat 84 Inventors safeguards 85 Used a muddler 88 More precious 91 Underdeck area 93 Exhausted 94 Witch s work 95 Chicken or turkey 96 Upolu seaport 97 Mets stamping ground 98 boy! 99 Wang Lung s wife 100 Take from the top 102 RN s ministrations 103 semper tyrannis 104 Porker s place ISLAND VILLA GENERAL CONTRACTOR We can build ANYTHING... COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATION KeysNet.com Keynoter Florida Keys Business Cards John Esslinger State Certified General Contractor Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, Florida Crossword solution Solution to the Oct. 21 puzzle.
5 Keynoter KeysNet.com Wednesday, October 24, A KEY WEST Widening study goes to voters Referendum on channel next October By SEAN KINNEY With questions remaining about the impact of the proposed widening and dredging of part of Key West Harbor, the Key West City Commission will put it to voters whether to pursue a study analyzing the environmental and economic consequences of such a project. Last year, the commission voted down seeking the study. But on Oct. 17, it reversed, sort of, and voted to put the question to voters in the next city election, next Oct. 6 Although referendum language has not been drafted, commissioners agreed to pin their decision on the outcome, saying the vote would be binding. The study would cover, among other things, the environmental and socioeconomic impacts, and compliance with the federal Fish and Wildlife Act. The U.S. Army Corps of MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS District, union start talking contract Performance pay remains tough issue By SEAN KINNEY Plagued by a contentious relationship with the United Teachers of Monroe, School District officials are trying to balance the need to negotiate a new contract based on performance pay with resolving outstanding issues related to the contract. Under then-superintendent Joseph Burke, the teachers union agreed to a three-year deal that would phase in performance pay and an evaluation mechanism. An Educational Performance Incentive Committee MOTOR VEHICLES Auto-tag overhaul slows down DMV chief didn t realize opposition By DAVID ROYSE News Service of Florida State highway safety officials are putting on hold for at least a short time a plan to redesign Florida license plates and to privatize their distribution following objections from tax collectors. The proposal to redesign the state s license plate to make it more legible by toll booth cameras and police was scheduled for a vote by Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet on Tuesday, but the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles pulled the proposal from the agenda. Another part of the overall plan to bid out the distribution of the new plates to a private vendor rather than using the current process for distributing tags through county tax collectors also is on hold. The tax collectors, including Monroe County Tax Collector Dee Dee Henriquez, objected to the proposed change, saying they re worried that customer service would suffer and that they would be blamed. Julie Jones, executive director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said Tuesday she was caught off guard a bit by the opposition and planned to go back to the Cabinet later with a more detailed proposal. Tax collectors are very passionate about customer service, Jones said. I can see why they are a little nervous, she said. That s why I need to be a little more specific. I did not anticipate the level of resistance I got. The agency proposed privatizing and centralizing distribution of the new license Engineers would conduct the study at a cost of $3 million, to be financed by the state and federal governments, and private businesses. The pitch is to widen a 1- mile stretch of the Southernmost City s shipping channel, Cut B, from 300 feet to 450 feet to accommodate larger cruise ships. The work is projected to displace some 150,000 cubic yards of protected sea floor. On one side of the issue is the Key West Chamber of Commerce protecting tourismdependent Old Town businesses. On the other is, among others, environmental advocacy group Last Stand, which questions the effect on water quality and residents quality of life. Jennifer Hulse, co-chairwoman of the chamber s Cruise Ship Committee, says declining port calls due to cruise lines directing their larger ships elsewhere would cripple many local small businesses. Our membership has asked us to pursue this issue because they understand how this affects their businesses. A lot of these businesses couldn t survive, she said. was established to work out the technical and controversial issue but has made minimal progress on something both sides can agree to. UTM President Holly Hummell-Gorman says, We are trying to decide how best to put closure on last year s evaluation, which is not a determinant of pay. The union sued the district for breaching the contract and to date, a number of administrative law judges, as well as the Third District Court of Appeal, have agreed the district didn t violate the contract because plummeting finances rendered the promises in the deal undeliverable. Superintendent Mark Porter says it s time to move from a salary structure with incremental raises devoid of plates, saying it would save money. Jones acknowledged she may not have fully made the case for the savings, but said she would. All I m doing is looking for ways to maintain service with reduced cost, Jones said. She also acknowledged that having one central location from which to send motorists license plates part of the original proposal might not work well in such a big state. Centralization is a good idea in some states, but not in Florida, she said. I m glad she pulled it back, we re not ready, Attorney General Pam Bondi said after the Cabinet meeting. Jones also said she plans to weight any bid for making the new plates toward PRIDE, a prison industry performance compensation, but the devil is in the details. That structure is no longer the right or the best. But if not that, what and how do we incorporate performance and measure it in a valid and reliable way? Those are tough issues. He says ideally, a contract for the school year would be finalized by June or July but offered no concrete steps toward meeting that. I think we clearly have to continue that conversation, he said. School Board Chairman John Dick has a less-rosy outlook, noting that districts around the country are struggling to find an equitable way to measure teacher performance using data other than brief observations and standardized test scores. organization that currently runs the production of license plates by prisoners. She said prisoners would have the ability to manufacture the new plates and she would like for PRIDE to be involved, though it may be by working in cooperation with a new vendor. Jones also said, however, She says cruise ship passengers some 800,000 passengers in fiscal year generating $87 million in fees and business spending translate into more than 13,000 local service-related jobs. Our membership has asked us to pursue this issue because they understand how this affects their businesses. A lot of those businesses couldn t survive with the decline in cruise ship passenger revenues, she said. Projected passenger counts for this fiscal year are down about 12,000 people, meaning the city would take a $418,000 hit in disembarkation fees, while the effect to businesses would be a $12 million loss, Hulse says. Central to Last Stand s position, President Mark Songer said, is that dredging and related activities are prohibited in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Last Stand recognizes that the tourism economy is very important... It really is the heart of our economy. Our vision is a community where the environment is valued equally with economic gain. Sanctuary spokeswoman Karrie Carnes said dredging would have to be permitted through her agency but there s no permit category. Any such activity would require either change in regulation or a [National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration] permit, she said. Upon cursory review, it is unclear that there are any categories of permit for which this project would qualify. She says the sanctuary cannot provide a position on the project until a full environmental analysis of resources and project impacts is provided. Which brings us back to the study. Mayor Craig Cates urged city voters to educate themselves. This is only a study to look at the feasibility. I think you need information to make an informed decision, just not an emotional decision, he said. We always talk about how important knowledge and information is and that is what we re going to get here. This is our future. Cost of the widening is estimated at $36 million. Porter agrees that more frequent, more casual observation is preferable. Of a performance evaluation mechanism, Dick predicts: I think it s going to be stalled and stalled. 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6 6A Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Florida Keys Keynoter Opinion & Editorial EDITORIAL: ELECTION 2012 Griffin a natural to replace Sawyer Gibson would serve well, but deputy supervisor s experience is invaluable For the first time in 24 years, the Keys will have a new supervisor of elections. Competing for the retiring Harry Sawyer s job are his deputy supervisor, Joyce Griffin, and former Key West City Commissioner Barry Gibson. Griffin has worked for the elections office for 28 years. She says it is her calling and that she knows everything there is to know about the elections process. Gibson is running on a platform of getting more young voters on the rolls, and better poll-worker training and candidate training. He praises Sawyer s tenure but also criticizes him and Griffin for not doing enough to register more voters under 30. Griffin says she and Sawyer have done much to register more voters, but adds that the primary job of the elections department isn t to increase voter turnout. It s to register voters and properly run elections. We believe Griffin is correct. She rightly points out that more than 80 percent of the county s eligible voters are registered, largely through outreach she and Sawyer conducted. That s a very high registration mark compared to our neighboring counties on the mainland. While we applaud Gibson for encouraging more people to participate in the voting process, the job of the elections supervisor is to run efficient and transparent elections and to train poll workers. Organizing get-out-the-vote campaigns is outside the scope of the office and generally undertaken by political parties, nonpartisan groups like the League of Women Voters and campaign organizers. Sawyer s office, with Griffin as second in command, has an admirable record of remaining nonpartisan and they ve done a good job registering voters and updating voting records. Sawyer is one of the most popular elected officials in the Keys, in large part because of the way he ran his office the past three decades. Successful leaders almost always surround themselves with effective people. In Sawyer s case, one of those people is Joyce Griffin, our choice for supervisor of elections. EDITORIAL: ELECTION 2012 FKAA board change isn t necessary A referendum on whether to extend a 1-cent infrastructure tax through 2033 isn t the only local referendum on the ballot for Monroe County voters on Nov. 6. The 51,451 Keys voters are also being asked the following: Should the selection of the members of the board of directors of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority be changed from positions appointed by the governor of the state of Florida to positions elected by the voters of Monroe County, Florida? The vote is nonbinding because the Florida Legislature created the Aqueduct Authority in 1937 and, therefore, any change to its enabling legislation must be done by state lawmakers. But the question is on the ballot because County Commissioner George Neugent pushed for it following the sudden resignation in November 2011 of the utility s executive director, Jim Reynolds, and the hiring of his immediate replacement within minutes current Director Kirk Zuelch. How that played raised lots of questions and it s obvious there were back-room deals involved, even though Neugent denies the shakeup is the reason he wanted this to go to the voters. The County Commission held three public hearings on whether to put the question on the ballot, and virtually no one from the public spoke for or against. That indicates residents are satisfied with having the fivemember board governor-appointed rather than elected. The Aqueduct Authority board s charge is big, but simple: Provide potable water from the mainland to more than 44,000 customers Keyswide; and (amended by the Legislature in 1998 and 2002) collect, treat and dispose of wastewater in the county s unincorporated areas except for Key Largo, which has its own sewer authority. The change in leadership a year ago certainly raised questions, but we believe the board fulfills its mandate just fine without having electoral politics involved. Vote no to asking the Legislature to change the board from governor-appointed to elected. Wayne Markham Publisher Larry Kahn Editor Melanie Elder Marketing Director Kathie Bryan Financial Director Todd Swift Production Manager Carter Townshend Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2012 Keynoter Publishing Co. EDITORIAL: ELECTION 2012 Whitney impresses, but Raschein for state House Keys voters as well as voters in south Miami-Dade County have the luxury of choosing between two very engaged and engaging candidates for the state House District 120 seat. Republican Holly Raschein, 31, has spent 10 years as an aide for outgoing state Rep. Ron Saunders and, before him, Rep. Ken Sorensen. Democrat Ian Whitney, 32, is president of the Key West Innkeepers Association and chairs Florida s 18th District Democratic Executive Committee. Both bring energy and ideas to the campaign, which has been a refreshing one to watch, especially for those who ve listened and seen both at one of the numerous forums held during LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Peryam s for kids On Sept. 22, we celebrated more than 30 years of service to Monroe County by Sheriff Bob Peryam. In all, 13 roasters from all over the county and from all walks of life came to Hawks Cay Resort to try to say horrible things about Sheriff Bob, but in the end, most roasted each other because no one could think of any bad things to say. A huge thanks to Laura Hutt and the Masons of Monroe County for coming up with this great idea and to the Grace Jones Community Center board for putting on a fun, star-filled and glamorous event. There were two raffles, one a stay at the Ocean Reef Club and also a 50/50 raffle, which the winner contributed back to Grace Jones. We send a big thanks to Sheriff Bob and all who attended the roast. We will use the proceeds from this event to paint the inside and outside of Garcia in U.S. House District 26 The race for U.S. House District 26 pits two political enemies. It has been contentious and gives voters a clear if not endearing choice. Currently serving District 25 in Congress, Rep. David Rivera, a Republican, is running in newly redrawn District 26, which goes from Key West north to Kendall in Miami- Dade County and leans more toward independents and Democrats. Rivera faces Democrat Joe Garcia, who lost to him in 2010, and two candidates with no party affiliation, Jose Peixoto of Key Largo and Angel Fernandez of Cutler Bay. The real race is between Rivera and Garcia. Rivera, 47, can t seem to steer clear of controversy and political intrigue indeed, he seems to relish it. Two years ago, when he first ran for Congress, he would not release documentation to clarify a consulting contract, raising legitimate concerns about transparency and honesty. His first term in Congress has been marred by controversy after controversy dating back to his years as a state legislator. An 18-month investigation concluded in April that Rivera exploited a state campaign finance law to live the high life with $175,000 in Republican contributors money as a state GOP committeeman legal but surely unethical behavior. A separate investigation involved Rivera working as a political strategist for a Miami-Dade County gambling initiative when he was in the Legislature. Gambling interests gave a company created by Rivera s mother $500,000, and state investigators tracked at least $100,000 back to him. In amended filings, he later called it a loan. Prosecutors concluded a two-year statute of limitations and lax state campaign finance laws precluded them from filing charges. Rivera still faces an Internal Revenue Service investigation into his finances. Plus, Rivera has been embroiled in another intrigue involving a stealth candidate, Justin Lamar Sternad, a $30,000-a-year hotel worker who mysteriously loaned himself almost twice his annual salary to run as For state Senate: Bullard It s time to vote The election may be two weeks away and early voting doesn t start until Saturday, but many of Monroe County s 51,545 registered voters have already cast ballots. As of Monday morning, 5,153 people had voted via absentee ballot (14,058 voters had requested such ballots, and you can request one through Oct 31). Early voting runs eight straight days, from Saturday through Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Following are the locations: Key West: Supervisor of Elections Office, 530 Whitehead St. Big Pine Key: Monroe County library, Winn-Dixie plaza. Marathon: Supervisor of Elections State Senate District 39, redrawn from the former District 40, includes all of Monroe County and parts of south Miami-Dade County, north to Miami International Airport and west to Hendry and Collier counties. Senate District 39 has been held by Larcenia Bullard or her husband Edward Bullard since 1992, after the district was drawn to give greater access to black voters and did not include the Keys. Now their son, state Rep. Dwight Bullard, 35, is leaving the Florida House to run for the Senate. He was not our first choice in the Democratic Primary because there was an opportunity to elect Ron Saunders of Key West, and we believe the Florida Keys need more representation in Tallahassee. In the general election, though, Bullard is our pick. His opponent is Republican Scott Hopes of Homestead. Hopes is chairman and chief executive officer of a health technology firm. He has lived in the district six years. A conservative, Hopes believes in allowing private schools to get taxpayer dollars under a school choice model. A public school teacher, Bullard says he will continue to push for education reforms that help children learn and do not punish teachers for having struggling students in high-poverty schools. Among his who s who of supporters are Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman, Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace and at least two Miami- Office, rd St., oceanside. Islamorada: Monroe County library, mile marker 81.8 bayside. Key Largo: Supervisor of our center. Come by and visit us on 41st Street in Marathon and see our shining star. Iris Coe Marathon Amendments confuse As a Florida resident for many years and formerly of Key West, I have now studied the proposed state constitutional amendments for us to vote on this coming election. Of course I plan to vote no on each one. They are written with the intent to deceive and confuse. Why? Because the ultra-conservative element in our representative system does not want the average Joe to fully realize the complex intentions that will harm the population and take away rights and, in my view, raise taxes and remove freedoms. Florida just has to get its voters to vote smarter and better. On another subject, I am amazed that with all the seniors here in our state, this campaign. On most social policy issues, the two aren t that far apart, although Whitney definitely adheres to a more liberal agenda for Democrats, while Merrill Raschein is a more moderate Republican than her late former boss Sorensen. Merrill Raschein brings more experience to the job and has demonstrated her ability to cross the aisle, working alongside both Democrats and Republicans on legislative matters that affect the state s southernmost district. Even though Saunders was not in the House majority, he was able to work with GOP colleagues and the governor s office to secure $50 million in promised state sewer construction funding this year. That was a major win for Keys taxpayers, who face a monumental financial burden in complying with the state mandate for centralized sewers for cleaner water by the end of We encourage Whitney to remain engaged in politics and perhaps try for a county-level post to gain more experience in governing. Merrill-Raschein, working within a GOP-controlled Florida House, is better positioned to deliver the rest of that wastewater funding, along with other legislative priorities of most importance to Keys voters. We endorse Merrill-Raschein for House District 120. a Democrat against Garcia. At least two campaign vendors have told the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald that FBI agents interviewed them about Sternad s campaign, and that a political consultant close to Rivera, Ana Alliegro, acted as a conduit between Sternad and Rivera to steer secret money to Sternad s campaign. All of this can make any voter s head spin. Rivera maintains he has had nothing to do with Sternad and that no federal agency has publicly stated he is under investigation. What s clear is that Rivera carries too much political baggage to be an effective member of Congress. Garcia, 49, is too much of a verbal bomb thrower, a reflection of his work as a Democratic Party stalwart. What this district needs most is a consensusbuilder. If elected, Garcia, a lawyer who has worked on energy and environmental issues, must do better. With no other choices in U.S. House District 26, we recommend Joe Garcia. Miami Herald Dade School Board members, Larry Feldman and Raquel Regalado. Bullard describes himself as an advocate for the middle class and working families and feels he could work better in the Senate than in the more-divisive House (he was elected in 2008) to advance issues for his constituents. He supports taxing Internet sales to level the playing field with local businesses that hire Floridians and charge the sales tax only to see out-of-state companies scoop up Florida customers without collecting a cent in sales tax that rightly should go to help fund Florida s many needs. For state Senate District 39, we recommend Dwight Bullard. Miami Herald Elections Office, Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102 bayside. how many vote against themselves by voting for Republicans who have their sights set on the elimination of Social Security and Medicare, though they will not admit to it truthfully. Frank Simmons Delray Beach Donation appreciated On behalf of the staff, board and clients of the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter, I would like to thank Capt. Spider and Kathy Branch for once again donating the proceeds of their weekly Casting for Charity contest to the shelter. The Oct. 18 contest at Salty s/7 Mile Marina in Marathon raised $65 for the shelter. In these tough economic, every little bit helps us meet our mission of serving our clients and trying to decrease the incidents of domestic violence. Venita Garvin Valdez, CEO Domestic Abuse Shelter Letters to the Editor Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. 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7 Keynoter KeysNet.com Wednesday, October 24, A Business LEADERSHIP CLASS 21 BUSINESS BRIEFS Chamber seeking award nominees The Key West Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual awards, to be given out at its Dec. 19 membership meeting at the Key West Marriott Beachside at U.S. 1 and Roosevelt Boulevard. Categories are: Business for Beauty Award, for major capital projects or extensive renovation that add to beauty and contribute to the overall attractiveness of Key West. The Venture Award, for bold investment in a new business or enterprise that exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and adds to the Key West atmosphere. Franchises are not eligible for this award. Piece of the Rock Award, presented to dedicated individuals who have clearly gone above and beyond the scope of their normal responsibilities to help make Key West a better community. All nominations have to have an explanation for why the business or person is being nominated. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 2. To find out more, send an to Class 21 of Leadership Monroe County celebrates during its opening session (tourism and the economy) Oct. 12 and 13 at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West. Members are (front from left) Stephen Hammond, Claudia Stober, Mary Stella, Margaret Blank, Cheri Perry, Mayte Santamaria, Lupe Marzoa and Jim Bolini; (middle) Leah Maki, Karen Lundgren, Kevin Madok, Denise Rorer, Kim Romano, Denise Pruess, Phil Goodman and Teresa Condas; and (rear) Sheila Konczewski, Linda Mixon, Russ Yagel, Rick Hill; (top row): Donnie Elomina, and T.J. Patterson. The goal of Leadership, which meets monthly through April, is building relationships among Keys leaders in the public and private sectors. TOURISM Four Keys hotels named among best Readers of Conde Nast weigh in Four Florida Keys resorts and hotels have been named to the list of the Top 20 Hotels in Florida and in Conde Nast Traveler magazine s 2012 Readers Choice Awards survey. Readers chose Key West s Marquesa Hotel, the 19-room La Mer Hotel & Dewey House created from two historic homes turned bed-andbreakfast, Islamorada s the Moorings Village and the Gardens Hotel in Key West to rank as the No. 2, 10, 11 and 14 choices, respectively. According to the publication s survey criteria, awards reflect the combined opinions of 46,476 Conde Nast readers who rated various travel venues and services. The Marquesa is on CONSUMERS FTC: Help us stop robocalls By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press This is among the accommodations at the Le Mer Hotel & Dewey House. Fleming Street in the heart of Key West s historic district. The small luxury hotel has 27 rooms, six private cottages, two swimming pools and the 50-seat Cafe Marquesa. La Mer Hotel & Dewey House, 508 South St., is part Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren t just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The government is fed up, too, and it s turning to the public for help, offering a cash reward for the best way to stop the unwanted sales calls. The Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the government s do-not-call list, announced Thursday that it will offer a $50,000 prize for the best technical solution to block illegal commercial robocalls. The head of the commission s consumer protection bureau, David Vladeck, says the FTC is attacking illegal robocalls on all fronts, and one of the things that we can do as a government agency is to tap into the genius and technical expertise among the public. Besides the money, Vladeck predicted the winner of the challenge would become a national hero, given the frustration consumers feel about bothersome calls at home or on their cell phones. The robocall challenge opens to the public on Thursday and will close Jan. 17. The winner will be announced in April. The money will be awarded to the person, team or small company (it must have fewer than 10 employees) that develops the best robocall-blocking technology. The FTC says a successful entry must work, be easy to use, and be easy to implement and operate in today s marketplace. More information on the FTC s robocall challenge can be found on the commission s website at Anyone submitting a solution would retain intellectual property rights to the idea. C.I.C Nearly invisible 100% Digital of the Southernmost Hotel Collection in Key West. The Moorings Village, on 18 acres of what was once a coconut plantation, also was included in the magazine s 2011 top 100 travel experiences in the world, as well as The FTC logs tens of thousands of robocall complaints each month. 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Distinctive and Tasteful Florida s Most Beautiful Women Private Table Dances Available Full Liquor and Food Served til Close Open til 4am Couples Welcome Keys Hottest Happy Hour 4-8 pm No Cover 1/2 price Appetizers Dances Drinks Tuesday - Locals Night Early Voting Early voting is now available for the November 6, 2012 Election. Monroe County voters interested in early voting may come into any of the Supervisor of Elections offices from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday through Saturday. 10/27/12 11/03/12 Voters may also go to the Big Pine Key Library, 213 Key Deer Blvd and the Islamorada Library, U.S Hwy 1, M.M. 81.7, Islamorada, Saturday through Saturday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Harry L. Sawyer, Jr. Supervisor of Elections Monroe County, Florida La votación anticipada Actualmente ya está disponible la posibilidad de votar anticipadamente para las elecciones del 6 de noviembre del Los electores del Condado de Monroe interesados en votar anticipadamente pueden acudir a cualquiera de las oficinas del Supervisor de Elecciones de sábado a sábado, entre las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m 10/27/12 11/03/12 Los electores también pueden dirigirse a la biblioteca de Big Pine Key, 213 Key Deer Blvd., y a la biblioteca de Islamorada, U.S Hwy 1, M.M. 81.7, Islamorada, de sábado a sábado, entre las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m. Harry L. Sawyer, Jr. Supervisor de Elecciones Condado de Monroe, Florida Published Keynoter 10/24/12 OPEN MEETING BOARD OF DIRECTORS FLORIDA KEYS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, INC. MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012 AT 1:00 P.M. FKEC TAVERNIER HEADQUARTERS, BOARD ROOM Published: 10/24/12 The Keynoter, Marathon, FL 33050
8 8A Wednesday, October 24, 2012 GET RESULTS with the Keynoter s classified section STATE GOVERNMENT Scott to release education plan Debit cards for teachers among proposals By DAVID ROYSE News Service of Florida Gov. Rick Scott will make several education proposals this week, including expanded access to charter schools and issuing debit cards to teachers for buying supplies. Scott said he ll roll out a more detailed agenda on Thursday at an education conference in Fort Myers, but gave a preview to reporters on Tuesday. During his tour of schools around the state earlier this year, when Scott talked to several teachers, one of the things he was most surprised by was the number who said they spent their own money on school supplies. It was the example most often mentioned by the governor when asked what he learned on the listening tour. Tuesday, he said he ll propose a program to issue debit cards to public school teachers for supplies, with at least some of the money to pay the bills coming from private donations. Scott didn t go into specifics during a short conversation on how much money would be available for such a program, but said he hopes to get companies to donate money to put on the cards. You could set it up where businesses and even individuals can be helpful to teachers, Scott said. He didn t say whether he envisioned using any taxpayer dollars to pay for the supplies. Scott also confirmed earlier reports that he plans to push for ending a limit on enrollment in charter schools statewide, and will make school choice a major underpinning of his education agenda. Let s create more options for parents, Scott said. Let s allow school districts to do their own charters so we have more options for students and their parents. I think with more options we ll have a better education system. Scott said he developed his education blueprint after speaking with parents, teachers and administrators, and reminded reporters he d even solicited the input of the state s teachers union, the Florida Education Association, which traditionally has been at odds with many Republican state leaders. Dr. Jeffrey S. Bennett will be retiring his practice in medicine as of November 1st Patients can pick up their records at his office until November 15, Please call the office in advance to have the records ready for pick up. (305) Vote for Larry Shaffer for Marathon City Council ROYAL COUPLES KeysNet.com Keynoter Coral Shores High School s 2012 homecoming queen and king (top), crowned during Friday s football game against Marathon, are Monica Camacho and Ryan Raines. Marathon High crowned Taylor Konrath and Connor Boyd (above) its royalty at its Oct. 12 homecoming game against Archbishop Curley. INSURANCE Integrity office closes Company says mission was poorly defined By MICHAEL PELTIER News Service of Florida A recent move to reconfigure internal oversight at Citizens Property Insurance Corp. drew opposition from a frequent critic on Monday, while the agency s president defended the action as a critical improvement in the way the state-backed insurer polices itself. Sen. Mike Fasano (R- New Port Richey) joined others in calling for an investigation into the decision last week to disband Citizens Office of Corporate Integrity and lay off its four employees. The timing of the layoffs was troubling, Fasano said, because it comes as the Attorney General s Office investigates questionable travel and other expenses by Citizens employees. In a letter sent Monday, Fasano called on Gov. Rick Scott to direct the chief inspector general to investigate both the office closure and recent reports. I am shocked by the action of cleaning out this office because it does little to shed light on how the people who took the trips and meals were allowed to do so without the scrutiny that quasi-governmental officials should have been given, Fasano wrote. The Office of Corporate Integrity should be the watchdog, not the scapegoat. Speaking to reporters a few hours later, Citizens President and CEO Barry Gilway said he would welcome an independent investigation and stood behind the decision to shut down the office and parcel out its duties to Human Resources and Internal Audit departments within the statebacked company. Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW We set up the Office of Corporate Integrity with the best of intentions, Gilway said. Unfortunately, the mission of the office was really not adequately defined. As a result, both the office and internal reporting procedures were vulnerable to a loss of focus. Joe Martins, Citizens chief of internal audit since April, said the Office of Corporate Integrity was not equipped to handle the types of proactive forensic accounting services needed to ferret out fraud in what has become the state s largest private insurer nearly 1.5 million policies. The office was focusing the bulk of its time on tracking employee complaints, which would more appropriately be handled within Citizens human resources department, which employs 72. While Gilway stood by the decision to mothball the office, he acknowledged he did not handle the situation well. Win or lose, I fulfill my promises like organizing communities, helping create 40 jobs, and creating a Charter Advertising Program for small businesses 3.5 years as your Planning Commissioner and 1.5 years as Chairman. 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9 Grave situation The Big Coppitt Key cemetery, steeped in history, undergoes a change in ownership. Story, 3B Windows disappoints Microsoft releases Windows 8, and not everyone is happy with the new operating system. Story, 4B Keys Life Florida Keys Keynoter Sports & Outdoors Fishing Community Lifestyle WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 5B CORAL SHORES 33, MARATHON 18 Canes outman the Dolphins Roberts leads with 142 yards on the ground For the first half Friday, the game between Coral Shores and Marathon high schools lived up to expectations for the Florida Keys decades-long football rivalry. Marathon s young Dolphins assembled one of their best outings of the season, scoring first and trailing only at intermission. Then Coral Shores advantage in numbers and experience emerged as the Hurricanes scored on their first two drives of the third quarter to pull away to a final before a big homecoming crowd at Tavernier s George M. Barley Jr. Stadium. We knew it was going to be a tough football game; it always is, Cane head coach Ed Holly said. So that was not a surprise. Holly credited the Canes (5-3) for maintaining their composure and effort against the upset-minded Dolphins (1-7). Our guys played hard all the way through and Marathon did too, he said. Marathon head coach Lance Martin said the Dolphins, with just five seniors on the roster, lacked the experience and depth to stay with the Canes. I m happy with the effort, Martin said. It was our second week running our wing-t offense, and we moved the ball. Cane senior fullback Kodi Roberts barged for 142 yards on 14 carries, leading Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW Coral Shores fullback Kodi Roberts (22) charges toward the end zone while Marathon defenders Arie Stewart (12) and Mark Keller try to close in. Roberts scored on the 8-yard carry as part of his 142 rushing yards in the Hurricane win at Coral Shores. By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer KEY WEST 35, MIAMI LAKES 18 Coral Shores 320-yard ground game. The Canes capped their first two drives with Roberts scoring runs of 16 and 8 yards. Kodi s running and our offensive line probably were what separated the two teams, Holly said. Marathon made its intentions clear on the Dolphins first drive, going 49 yards in nine plays to set up a 37-yard field goal by standout kicker Riley Durkin. A 16-yard run by Ian Almadovar and a 26- yard completion by quarter- Stemage breaks out in romp Back scores three TDs in victory By DICK WAGNER Keynoter Contributor Hialeah-Miami Lakes coach Keenan Lawhorne was concerned about stopping Key West High fullback Elliott Valdez, who has made a habit this season of dragging along tacklers during his fierce forays up the middle. He s a man, Lawhorne said before Friday night s game at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. A school like Wisconsin would like to Photo by BERT BUDDE Key West s Deonte Stemage dives into the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown, one of his three TD runs Friday night against Hialeah-Miami Lakes. See Football, 2B have someone like him. In the Conchs victory over the Trojans, Valdez scored a touchdown on a three-yard run but was held to 30 yards on 15 carries. Unfortunately for Hialeah- Miami Lakes, the Conchs had Deonte Stemage. Stemage ran for about 180 yards and scored on jaunts of 37, 12 and 76 yards, the latter made possible by a block from Zjiavon Green. Stemage also had a 42-yard run that set up the final touchdown in the third quarter. It was what we expected of him, Key West coach Johnny Hughes said. He s See Conchs, 2B FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Winds to kick up sails And the humps are good for tuna, dolphin As a reminder that hurricane season is still upon us, Tropical Storm Sandy is making her way through the Caribbean and into the Atlantic. While the Keys will have no direct impact from the storm, we re certainly feeling her winds. It looks like the next couple of days will be good for heading to Key West to partake in the various colorful Fantasy Fest events. The upside of a windy spell is it stirs up the fishing and we should be in for some awesome action come Sunday and into next week. Sailfish are showing in ever-increasing numbers, with scattered reports of catches. They re spraying ballyhoo on the reef anywhere from 20 to 90 feet of water. Frigate birds low to the water on the reef line are a pretty strong indication of sailfish in feeding mode. There s also a fair amount of dolphin chasing the ballyhoo. And the offshore humps are producing a good blackfin tuna bite, with trolling, live baiting and butterfly jigging all working well. The usual assortment of amberjack, jack crevalle and mutton snapper are coming up off the wrecks, with some of the muttons pushing 15 pounds or more. The reef depths of 25 to 90 feet remain excellent for yellowtail, mangrove and the occasional mutton snapper. KEY WEST SWIMMING B Captain s There are Column also more grouper black, in particular making an appearance on the reef. Any large live bait will Chris Johnson attract their attention. Cero mackerel have been biting aggressively the past couple of days, with lots of large ones up to 10 and 12 pounds. Live baits are the key here, although I have been catching a few on topwater plus, such as the Rapala X-Rap Skitter Walk. Back in the bay, mangrove snapper and sea trout are biting, with a sprinkling of cero and Spanish mackerel starting to show. The mackerel fishing will improve as cold fronts move through, but right now there s enough to keep the game interesting. The week s best Miami angler Richard DeLeon caught a 35-pound smoker kingfish on 30-pound spin tackle aboard Capt. Chan Warner s Gulfstream party boat out of Key Largo. Capt. Greg Poland has been fishing his 24-foot Sea Hunter bay boat offshore of Islamorada and catching blackfin tuna and sailfish while drifting and live chumming with pilchards in 80 to 120 feet of water. Honeymooners Josh Snell and Crystal Kellogg from Orlando had a fun day off- Conch swimmers split competition District meet Thursday at Pines Charter By DICK WAGNER Keynoter Contributor In a rapt moment under the noon sun on Saturday, Key West High senior Devin Osterhoudt stroked through the glittering pale-blue water of the Florida Keys Community College pool faster than she ever had in a 50-yard freestyle race. Her time: seconds. I m so happy, she said. It s what I was shooting for. This means so much to me. Osterhoudt, a four-year swimmer for coaches Lori Bosco and Judd Wise, was in the midst of her final home meet, this one against St. Brendan. She reflected on the passage of time and what she called her swim family. See Fishing, 2B We come in each year, some of us seeing each other as strangers, and then when it s over we wonder what we ll do without each other, she said. It s so sad. But the season is not over for her or the rest of the Conchs who will swim at the District 12-2A meet Thursday at Pembroke Pines Charter. Asked if she had an idea as to how many miles she has swum in the college pool, Osterhoudt smiled and said, Lori would know. And Bosco did know: The season s 10 weeks long, we swim five days a week, two miles a day, so in four years that s 400 miles. Against St. Brendan, the Conch girls team lost, 89-80, to finish the regular season 5-4, and the boys team won, , to finish 7-2. Osterhoudt was one of two Key West individual girl See Swimming, 2B
10 2B Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Kirk and his two sons from Austin, Texas, had an awesome day catching sailfish and blackfin tuna off Islamorada with Capt. Greg Poland. Sharks messing on the wrecks From Fishing, 1B shore aboard Papa Pip s with Capt. Bob Kidwell and mate Neil Apley out of Captain Pip s Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. They brought back a boatload of nice-size dolphin and blackfin tuna. They had one very large dolphin jump out of the fish box and make its escape back over the side. Fun honeymoon day! The SeaSquared crew spent a lot of time on the reef and patches this week with anglers from Colorado, Texas, Missouri and Iowa. They caught large mangrove snapper to six pounds along with yellowtails, muttons, red and black grouper and cero mackerel. Dianne Bass and Jon Budar, from Lyndon, Wash., booked their shark fishing trip back in March and they weren t disappointed with the lemon sharks they caught, including the largest two we ve had on the SeaSquared this year. On a breezy Monday, we headed to Florida Bay and put our group on sea trout and mangrove snapper. Capt. Moe Mottice, of Allen among Conch leaders From Swimming, 1B winners freshman Jordan Henry won the 500 free. The 200 free relay team of Michelle Konik, Kimberlee Reed, Kristen Reed and Osterhoudt also finished first. For the boys, Derrick Allen won the 50 free in 23.71, his eighth victory in the event in nine tries this season. He also won the 100 free. Other individual winners were sophomore T.J. Bradshaw in the 500 free and senior Kai Murphy in the 100 backstroke. The team of Moe s Custom Charters in Key West, put his anglers on yellowtails, big mangroves and black grouper on the outer bar south of Sand Key. Amberjacks, kingfish and sharks kept them busy on the surrounding wrecks. In Key West Harbor, mangrove snappers, cero mackerel and a few small tarpon ate cut shrimp trash. And big barracuda took trolled ballyhoo in just about all venues. Casting contest Capt. Spider s Casting for Charity returns Thursday at the 7 Mile Marina/Salty s Waterfront Grill, mile marker 47 bayside in Marathon. The contest runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and benefits the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship Fund. Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. You can reach him at , bellsouth.net and Squared-Charters.com. senior Trevor Helms, Murphy, Chris Bujak and Allen won the 200 free relay, and the team of Helms, Murphy, Bradshaw and Allen won the 400 free relay The star of the meet for St. Brendan was Wayne Denswil. He won the 200 free by 38 seconds and the 100 breaststroke by eight seconds, and he was on the 200 individual medley relay team that won by nine seconds. Denswil was seventh in the state meet last year in the 100 breast. MARATHON SOCCER Lady Dolphins hit the field By RYAN McCARTHY A young but experienced Marathon High School girls soccer team begins play this weekend with a pair of preseason games against the South Florida HEAT and Key West High School. The Dolphins (13-11 last year) are scheduled to face the Miami-area HEAT Homeschoolers Education Athletic Team on Friday at Key West High School before a 3:30 p.m. home game Saturday against the Conchs. PREP SOCCER Key West is idle this week From Conchs, 1B our home-run hitter. Once we get him on the edge, he has the speed to score. Stemage, a junior, can get lost in a crowd. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall. But pound for pound, he s probably our strongest guy, Hughes said. He knows where the weight room is. Hialeah-Miami Lakes, which dropped to 0-7, surprised the Conchs by taking a 7-0 lead two minutes into the game on a 65-yard pass from Travis McKinney to Kama Barnes. Key West quickly responded with two TDs before Barnes scored again to bring the Trojans to within 14-12, which was the score at the half. Stemage scored twice in the third quarter and Norman Lopez went in from the 2 after Stemage s 42-yard run. Sophomore quarterback Juwan Brown filling in for Donald Roberts, who suffered a concussion in the previous game ran for 80 yards in six carries, and his 33-yard burst set up the first touchdown. He was outstanding, Hughes said. He made his reads, he s a very intelligent kid. Brown was 0-for-5 passing. For the most part, the Conchs were solid on defense, though McKinney passed for more than 200 yards. Hurricanes win this round From Football, 1B back Roberto Perez to tight end Patrick Ryan fueled the march. The Canes answered with a 68-yard drive, featuring runs of 19 and 15 yards by halfback Eddie Dunn, and an 18-yard Roberts scamper before his 16-yard score. A sack by Canes defensive end Terrell Taylor halted the Dolphins second push. Coral Shores quarterback Addison Duma-Kenny connected with wideout Alberto Anderson for a 23-yard pass and halfback Jimmy Rhyne (seven carries for 81 yards) delivered an 11-yard run to set up a Roberts 8-yard score with 1:48 left in the opening quarter. Marathon blocked New coach Cindy Durkin takes over for longtime coach Lynn Landry, and won t have a full squad to practice with until Thursday. Many players are still involved in fall sports. Durkin says the goal this year is to win the District 16-2A tournament, which means taking down perennial power Palmer Trinity School. Our goal last year was to beat Westminster and this year we re taking on Palmer and we get three chances at them. That s our goal; we re focusing all our efforts on the point-after kick. The Dolphins battled back on a 69-yard drive, highlighted by receiver Carlos O Farrill taking a Perez toss for a 27-yard touchdown. Dominic Cavitt ran for 22 yards on two carries and Shemar Fantroy had a 13-yard run in the push that made it Coral Shores then seemed to get an 80-yard touchdown run by Rhyne on first down, but a penalty far away from the play brought it back. Coral Shores held onto the ball for five minutes but stops by Dolphin defenders forced a punt. Canes cornerback Paul Pauchey, who could not keep up with O Farrill on the Marathon touchdown throw, winning district, she said. The team returns its top goal scorer and lone senior in Taylor Konrath, who netted a school-record 34 goals last season. But the bulk of the team is made up of freshman and sophomores, many of whom play club soccer in the Keys or Miami during the off-season. Missing from the roster will be standout midfielder Katie Landry. She s recovering from knee injuries and won t play this season. Katie was the center force of our midfield. We re Lady Conchs opening season By DICK WAGNER Keynoter Contributor Always the optimist, Key West High School girls soccer coach Scott Paul is ready to lead the Conchs for the 14th consecutive season. I m kind of reinvigorated, he said, looking over a roster that blends talent and experience. Paul, who has never had a losing season, has 173 victories and ranks fourth in that category among Conch coaches in all sports. The Conchs are coming off an season, their first in District 16-3A, which boasts powers American Heritage, Archbishop McCarthy and Pembroke Pines Charter. Last year, they lost to Heritage in the semifinals of the district tournament. Key West hosts a preseason tournament starting Friday, with Marathon traveling south to play a 6 p.m. game against the South Florida Heat Home Education Athletic Team, a Christian-based organization for home-schooled students. Marathon was last year under coach Lynn Landry. This year, Landry is replaced by Cindy Durkin. At noon Saturday at the Back Yard field behind Key West High, the Conchs take on the Heat at noon. Then they head north to Marathon for a 3:30 p.m. game against the Dolphins. The Conchs will open the regular season at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 against McCarthy, also at the Back Yard. It should be a very exciting season, and we should be in every game, Paul said. Although the team lost three players (Kendall Galvan, Robyn DeRoche and Rachel Quad) to graduation, and will be without scorer Devin Mitchell, who transferred, there is a strong corps of returning players. Leading the way will be senior twins Raquel and Lauren Schoneck. They re very healthy and at the top of their games, Paul said. Raquel, who will be moved up to midfield, excels as a defender and Lauren is a scoring threat. picked off a Perez pass on the next drive. We stress to our guys that if something goes wrong, come back and make the next play, Holly said. Paul Pauchey exemplified that Friday. Dolphin lineman Noel Natta recovered a Cane fumble, but tackles for no gain by Canes linebacker Henri Rroshi and tackle Will Ismer forced a punt. Duma-Kenny had a 32- yard punt return to set up the Canes for one last chance before halftime. He then heaved the ball on a 40-yard pass to Anderson, who made a shoestring catch while falling out of bounds at the Marathon 10 as the quarter ended at The second half belonged KeysNet.com Keynoter having two people step up into that role, Regan Durkin and Brandi Spalten. They switch off really well between each other, but we re definitely going to miss Katie, coach Durkin said. Konrath will be joined up front by Gaby Ceja, who is converting from a backline player to an attacking position, as well as Savannah Rodamer. Coach Durkin said the team will play a defensive style to begin the year. For more on this story, go to Forward Caila DeAbreu is back following a good sophomore season. Junior Selyne Casas will take over as sweeper and senior Adriana Garcia returns as a tenacious defender. Junior Angela Martin will start her second season as keeper. Paul expects junior midfielder Libby Isherwood to provide some scoring, along with promising freshman forward Tatum Flowers. Scoring was a problem for the Conchs against the tougher teams last season. They were shut out eight times. The first eight regular-season games will be at home, some of them at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. [Linebackers] Jack Gruba and Dorian Cannon were the heart and soul of the defense, said Hughes, who also praised cornerbacks Laurence Marius and Jeffrey Anilus. Kicker Ricardo Gomez had two punts that went more than 40 yards, and he kicked five extra points. Key West, which improved to 5-3, is idle this week. The Conchs will play at Miami Norland on Nov. 2 in a District 16-5A game. entirely to the Canes. 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11 Keynoter KeysNet.com Wednesday, October 24, B BIG COPPITT KEY Living For historic cemetery, a historic change Founder sells labor of love: The graveyard By CAMMY CLARK It was just before Memorial Day, Jose M. Font Jr., the 30- year-old manager of Horne s Motorcycles and Sales in Key West, had perished in a hit-and-run accident. About 250 bikers from around the country rode their Harleys down to the end of the Keys to pay their respects at the Southern Keys Cemetery. They watched Font s dog jump onto the casket and put his head down. A final goodbye to a best friend. All these great big men who looked like they would kill you for a dollar had tears streaming down, said Martina Thurmond, 92, longtime owner of the cemetery. Me, too. Today, Jose s grave is adorned with a pair of empty tequila bottles, surrounded by flower-covered memorials with a pristine view of the Gulf of Mexico. His friends probably gave him a toast, Thurmond said. Nearby is the grave of the first person buried here, John McKnight, laid to rest on Aug. 25, Since then, 1,182 more (an average of 20 per year) have been buried there. Thurmond knew most of them. So two years ago, when she began thinking about retiring and selling the family business, Thurmond didn t seek the highest bidder. She was looking for somebody who would continue to take exceptional care of the forever home of Jose, her own dear friends, strangers she helped over the decades, and an unidentified newborn she named God s Little Angel. I wasn t going to sell it until I thought somebody would take good care of it, Thurmond said. I did not want somebody to come in here and put a bunch of salesman in to sell out the gravesites and then walk out. Right about then, across the state in Sarasota, general contractor Stanley Sabuk was smoking a cigar at the Lovers of the Leaf club when friend Jim Owens related by marriage to Thurmond asked him if he was interested in buying a cemetery. He knew nothing about the industry, but checked it out. In August, Sabuk wrapped up the purchase, paying $1.5 million for the corporation stock. The right person It was a grueling two-year process that required Sabuk to obtain state regulatory approval and pass a three-day grilling by Thurmond. The pair walked the cemetery s developed 8.5 acres, part of the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge just five miles from Key West. Thurmond wanted to know in her heart that Sabuk would worry as much about honoring dying wishes as he would fortifying the bottom line. To wit: Thurmond once got a call from a woman who returned from a European trip to find out she had an incurable disease. Her request: bury her in the new ermine fur coat she would never get the chance to wear. I did, Thurmond said. You re doing the last thing you can do for a person. Running a cemetery might sound morbid, but Thurmond calls it a labor of love, literally. Also a notary, she has performed two weddings on the premises. She s proud of the monument dedicated to Monroe County s veterans. A time capsule was buried next to it on the day of its dedication in She s a bit sad she won t be around to see it opened in And in 1998, the Southern Keys Cemetery sponsored a float in the Fantasy Fest parade when the theme was Fright Night on Bone Island. With cobwebs, grave markers for four recently deceased rock stars and a mummy that popped out of a casket, it won first place, she said. The beginning The cemetery got its start because Key West commissioners were concerned the city cemetery was running out of space. They approached Thurmond s father, who owned a well-known monument company in Coral Gables next to the Woodlawn Park Cemetery, about building one. He bought the land but died of cancer in 1952, three years before the first burial. Martina and brother Dan inherited the new cemetery and thriving monument business. The siblings later would start a sandblasting enterprise. At the time, Martina was such a novelty in the maledominated business that the 1950s and 60s TV show What s My Line accepted her as a contestant. But she missed the taping because of a hurricane. When Dan died suddenly of a heart attack in 1982, right next to the main flagpole of the cemetery, Martina was left to run it all. She often worked seven days a week in a job that required logistics, bookkeeping, artwork design - along with all the comforting of others. Thurmond is happy with Sabuk s grand plans to modernize, doing many of the things she had wanted to accomplish herself. The old concrete administration building and living quarters, as well as the eyesore sandblasting and monument building at the entrance, will be demolished. All the business functions will be moved to a highprofile spot along U.S. 1. That leaves the cemetery footprint strictly for honoring the dead. Architectural plans call for a celebration of life center, mausoleums with columbarium niches for cremated remains and a meandering pedestrian walkway with fountains and scattering gardens. We want to make this the nicest cemetery in the Southeast, said Sabuk, 55. Other potential buyers came courting Thurmond. The Southern Keys Cemetery is a potential gold mine with baby boomers entering their golden years and limited gravesite space in Monroe County. The Keys largest cemetery, the historic city-owned Key West Cemetery that predates the Civil War, already has 60,000 to 80,000 people buried or in mausoleums on 19 acres. While the cemetery has space to build more mausoleums, all the remaining underground plots have been purchased by family members, said cemetery sexton Russell Brittain Sr. The only other privately owned graveyard in the Keys is the smaller Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Big Pine Key. It s unlikely any more will be built on the island chain; state law requires 30 contiguous acres of land and a population base to support it. Need coming Depression-age parents are now passing away, Sabuk said. Now, every day for the next 17 years we re going to have about 10,000 people retiring every day. There will be 60 million Americans who have to face their final destination. Easing the space crunch is the growing popularity of cremation, said Robert Fells, executive director and general counsel of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. Some take urns home or scatter ashes on a golf course or the ocean, Fells said. The only problem is when anniversaries and birthdays come around, people do like to visit Miami Herald photos by CAMMY CLARK Martina Thurmond tells new owner Stanley Sabuk the stories behind the people buried at the Southern Keys Cemetery on Big Coppitt Key. At 92, Martina Thurmond finally is retiring after selling the family-owned Southern Keys Cemetery started by her father in the 1950s. or send flowers. It is nice to have a permanent place for the last earthly remains. While Thurmond already has presold about 2,000 gravesites, another 4,200 are available for sale. In 1955, McKnight s plot cost $300. Today, Sabuk is selling them for $3,995 to $25,000 for those along the water. Cemetery space is just like any real estate: it s location, location, location, Fells said. Sabuk plans international online marketing of the cemetery as a destination final resting spot. Look how beautiful it is here, he said. Who wouldn t want to come here? Thurmond still loves to stroll the grounds, where the only thing that interrupts the serenity is the sound of Navy jets overhead. She continuously stopped at graves to tell Sabuk stories of the people buried there. At the entrance, there s fire chief Dickie Wardlow, who died in a fiery 1996 crash on the Palmetto Expressway with his wife and good friend. There s the engineer of the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch, who arranged for his casket to be put on a bronze bed inside a crypt with yellow silk drapes. His linens were Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, Thurmond said. He did the same thing for his wife. Modernization Thurmond kept meticulous records of the gravesite sales and burial in a single ledger that is now 3.5 inches thick. Sabuk plans to digitize all the information, with an option for clients to add biographical information. Thurmond and her brother tried to re-create the lives of people through her meticulous artwork on the headstones and markers. One small marker says God s Little Angel, the name she gave to an unidentified newborn whose badly decomposed remains were discovered buried near a church in The Monroe County Sheriff s Office excavated the body five years ago to see if new DNA methods could identify the child, but the remains were too decomposed. Thurmond always wondered if it was a boy or girl. She knows who the mother was: Every April, flowers or a rose show up on the grave. MONROE COUNTY SCHOOLS Take Stock needs mentors Scholarship program helps kids achieve Take Stock in Children, a mentoring and scholarship program for students, needs mentors Keyswide, program officials say. Applications for the Take Stock in Children program are higher than ever, according to Leslie Holmes, the new coordinator. But we are short of mentors, especially in the Lower Keys. Take Stock offers students full college scholarships if they live up to terms of a contract they sign in seventh grade and work under through high school graduation. Those terms include staying drugand crime free, maintaining good grades, doing community service and meeting with an adult mentor once a week. LIVING BRIEFS Sarah s Key up for discussion The Marathon Library Book Discussion Group meets at the library, mile marker 48.5 oceanside on Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. to discuss Sarah s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. It s a story about an American journalist, Julia Jarmond, who, while researching the 1942 Paris roundup of Jews, discovers a connection to her own life. To find out more, call Fran Spinelli at Coral Shores pageant Saturday The Chi Sigma Sorority is sponsoring the Miss Junior Orange Bowl preliminary contest for girls ages 11 to 14 Saturday at Coral Shores High School. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and the girls will compete on stage presence, how well the carry themselves and answer a question. Girls interested in participating can contact Trish Biondoletti at Fishermen s plans fall craft fair The program doesn t accept new students unless it has a committed mentor for each student. The program, part of a statewide program, usually signs contracts with new students in mid-november. We have scholarships available for at least 50 new scholars, and now we are appealing to the community to help out so we can accept as many as possible, Holmes said. Mentoring takes place once a week on the school campus. We re matching up mentors with their mentees before the end of October, so we ll be able to offer the Take Stock opportunity to more students in November, said Jeremy Wilkerson, assistant project coordinator. To find out more, call Wilkerson at , Ext 53303, or send an to schools.com. The Employees Club at Fishermen s Community Hospital in Marathon has its third annual fall craft fair on Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital parking lot, mile marker 48.5 oceanside. Vendors will offer for purchase handcrafted jewelry, plants, terrariums, paintings, holiday ornaments, hand-sewn and crocheted items, handcrafted cotton rugs, seed beads and more. Through vendor fees and the sales of items at the club s booth, the Employees Club raises money to help fellow employees in times of need or when disasters like hurricanes strike. Crafters, artists and businesses interested in participating as vendors should contact Yesenia Ramirez at , Diane Canter at or Pat Bosch at Wine tasting helps Red Cross The American Red Cross of the Keys benefits from a wine tasting Oct. 30 in Tavernier. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tasters Grille & Market, mile marker 91. For $20, you can sample pumpkin ale and wines from Transylvania. 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12 4B Wednesday, October 24, 2012 HALLOWEEN Spooky times ahead throughout the Keys Most events aimed toward young kids The Halloween calendar is starting to fill up. Among the Keys fun: The Friends of Fort Taylor are hosting the 11th annual Haunting of Fort Zachary Taylor at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West. The fort is at the Truman Waterfront at the end of Southard Street. Haunt dates are Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Oct. 30 and 31. Show times are 8 to 11 p.m. (midnight on Halloween night). Tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for military members and $8 for kids 12 and under. Kids under 5 are admitted free. Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, mile marker 50 bayside, will hold its eighth annual Haunted Hammock Halloween Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (children 5 and under are free). The event is geared specifically toward children 12 and under and a parent or responsible adult must accompany each child. Costume contests will be held for age groups 0 to 4, 5 through 8 and 8 through 12. There will also be a hayride through the hammock, pirates and sing-a-long with the ukulele girls from Key West, Adlir, Taylor and Camden. Hot dogs, drinks and popcorn are available for $1 each. The Kiwanis Club of the Upper Keys is hosting its annual Children s Halloween Party on Oct. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Postcard Inn Resort & Marina (formerly Holiday Isle), mile marker 84 oceanside. The party will be in the resort s Beach Pavilion on Rum Runners Beach. Cost is $5 per person and includes include games, refreshments, a costume contest with prizes and a magic show with Michael Trixx. For more, call Christy Cockrell at (305) or send an to At Haunted Robbie s Marina (mile marker 77.5) on Oct. 29, the fun is set for 6 to 8 p.m. and aimed at costumed kids age 12 and under. Attractions include a kids corner, candy, food and refreshments. Starting at 8 p.m. the excitement amps up for older souls, with canal rides, a maze haunted by ghostly pirates and Indians from neighboring Indian Key, food, wine tastings and more. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place Oct. 30. The Gulfside Village shopping plaza at mile marker 50 bayside in Marathon has its annual trick-or-treating for children Oct. 31 from Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOW Bradley Wise, 6, of Key Largo enjoys an early Halloween while he playfully menaces visitors to the Upper Keys Garden Club s Fall Festival, held Saturday in Tavernier. With costumes, be pet-smart If you re planning to dress up your pet for Halloween, animal-health officials ask that you keep safety in mind. Yvonne Bellay is with Wisconsin s consumer-protection agency. She says costumes that look cute on dogs and cats could actually endanger their health. She says some animals get stressed or have allergic reactions to costumes. She suggests that pet owners try the costumes on their animals before Halloween to see whether the experience distresses them. She also recommends avoiding masks on pets, or at least using masks with large enough holes not to restrict their vision or breathing. Other possible Halloween dangers include: Dangling costume pieces that can be choking hazards. Access to chocolate, which is toxic to some pets. Lit jack-o -lanterns, which can be fire hazards. Associated Press 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tables will be set up in front of the stores around the plaza with treats for the children. Costumes are recommended. It s not just Gulfside Village businesses that can participate. Any business can set up a table for the kids. To find out more, call Danielle at Anyone who wants to donate candy to the cause can drop it off at Flowers by J & J or Exit Realty in the plaza. And don t forget there are pumpkin patches set up at the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens, 1401 Seminary St., Key West; St. Peter Catholic Church on Big Pine Key; and at Burton Memorial United Methodist Church at mile marker 93. TECHNOLOGY KeysNet.com Keynoter Early look at Windows 8 baffles some consumers It s entirely different than earlier versions By PETER SVENSSON Associated Press The release of Microsoft s Windows 8 operating system is two days away, and consumers are in for a shock: Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways to get things done. Microsoft is making a radical break with the past to stay relevant in a world where smartphones and tablets have eroded the three-decade dominance of the personal computer. Windows 8 is supposed to tie together Microsoft s PC, tablet and phone software with one look. But judging by the reactions of some people who have tried the PC version, it s a move that risks confusing and alienating customers. Tony Roos, an American missionary in Paris, installed a free preview version of Windows 8 on his aging laptop to see if Microsoft s new operating system would make the PC faster and more responsive. It didn t, he said, and he quickly learned that working with the new software requires tossing out a lot of what he knows about Windows. It was very difficult to get used to, he said. I have an 8-year-old and a 10-yearold, and they never got used to it. They were like, We re just going to use Mom s computer. Windows 8 is the biggest revision of Microsoft Corp. s operating system since it introduced Windows 95 amid great fanfare 17 years ago. Ultimately, Windows grew into a $14 billion a year business and helped make former Chief Executive Bill Gates the richest man in the world for a time. Now, due to smartphones and tablets, the personal computer industry is slumping. Computer companies are desperate for something that will get sales growing again. PC sales are expected to shrink this year for the first time since 2001, according to IHS isuppli, a market research firm. The question is whether the new version, which can be run on tablets and smartphones, along with the traditional PC, can satisfy the needs of both types of users. I am very worried that Microsoft may be about to shoot itself in the foot spectacularly, said Michael Mace, the CEO of Silicon Valley software startup Cera Technology and a former Apple employee. Windows 8 is so different, he said, that many Windows users who aren t technophiles will feel lost, he said. Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 on Oct. 26, and it doesn t plan to cushion the impact. Computer companies will make Windows 8 standard on practically all PCs that are sold to consumers. Microsoft s chief financial officer, Peter Klein, said he isn t very concerned that user confusion could slow the adoption of Windows 8. When Microsoft introduces new features, he said, people eventually realize that those innovations have delivered way more value, way more productivity and way better usability. That s going to be true of Windows 8 too, he said. Tiles dominate Instead of the familiar Start menu and icons, Windows 8 displays applications as a colorful array of tiles, which can feature updated information from the applications. For instance, the Photos tile shows an image from the user s collection, and the People tile shows images from the user s social-media contacts. The tiles are big and easy to hit with a finger convenient for a touch screen. Applications fill the whole screen by default convenient for a tablet screen, which is usually smaller than a PC s. The little buttons that surround Windows 7 applications, for functions like controlling the speaker volume, are hidden, giving a clean, uncluttered view. When you need those little buttons, you can bring them out, but users have to figure out on their own how to do it. In the quest for simplicity, they sacrificed obviousness, said Sebastiaan de With, an interface designer and the chief creative officer at app developer DoubleTwist in San Francisco. Technology blogger Chris Pirillo posted a YouTube video of his father using a preview version of Windows 8 for the first time. As the elder Pirillo tours the operating system with no help from his son, he blunders into the old Desktop environment and can t figure out how to get back to the Start tiles. (Hint: Move the mouse cursor into the top right corner of the screen, then swipe down to the Start button that appears, and click it. On a touch screen, swipe a finger in from the right edge of the screen to reveal the Start button.) The four-minute video has been viewed more than 1.1 million times since it was posted in March. There are many things that are hidden, said Raluca Budiu, a user experience specialist with Nielsen Norman Group. Once users discover them, they have to remember where they are. People will have to work hard and use this system on a regular basis. Mace, the software CEO, has used every version of Windows since version 2.0, which came out in Each one, he said, built upon the previous one. Users didn t need to toss out their old ways of doing things when new software came along. Windows 8 ditches that tradition of continuity, he said.
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Parsons console table $25. Desk & blk exec. chair $75. Sm. metal desk $20. 4 wht. mesh patio chairs $25. S&F K- mattress set $50. Call Jenifer in Islamorada SOLID WOOD TWIN BED w/ mattress & box springs, night stand, chest of drawers & linens. $250 for everything! Call (305) CLASSIFIED WOW LOOK ADS !!! PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call Property Management Co. Wanted Prior owner of a resort short term rental and property management comp is looking for an existing Upper Keys property management comp to purchase or partner, with or without rental contracts. Buyer has relocated to the Upper Keys. Completely confidential, will sign NDA. Please call Jeff at Honda Generator Brand new in sealed box Honda EU 2000i Generator, never used it. Great Generator for boat and Flat $ LOWER MATECUMBE MM 77 3BR, 3 BR home, with 55 dock, on canal. $450,000 Contact: PORT LARGO CANAL HOME (MM 100) 5 BR, 3 BA. 100 deep water dock. Owner financing. Must sell! Marathon Oceanview condo, $599K. Large 3/2. Sombrero Blvd area. Deeded dock, garage, storage, pool, tennis court. Call Key Largo MH Extensively remodeled mobile home. Partially furnished. Move in now. New plywood floors throughout with new carpet in LR/DR. Vinyl tile in K and bath. Custom cabinet/vanity in bath. All new sheetrock walls with new studs and crown moulding on windows/doors and walls. Includes storage and utility sheds with w/d hookups. New porch and porch roof and newer roof on main. Home is on a nice lot in Largo Park who must approve before sale. Home and remodel cost me $14k plus. Make a reasonable offer and you have yourself a new home KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. $15,000. Owner financing available. 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F/L/S. Call (786) ISLAMORADA MM 74.5 Completely remodeled 2 BR /1BA duplex w/dock. All new, very clean! Lg. patio, Walk to the beach! No smoking, pets negotioable $1400 incl. elec. & water. F/L/S 10 mo. lease. Avail. now! (305) MARATHO N DUPLEX Beautiful 2/1, Gulfside. Use of W/D, pool, dock. Available for 1-3 mo s. $1700 mo + dep. Util, incl BR / 2 BA & 1 BR / 1 BA MM 88.5, Plantation Villas. No smoking, no pets. 2 BR is $1100/mo. 1 BR $950. F/L/S. Call Eric Agent. A MOVE IN NOW from $275 week. MARATHON. Weekly or monthly. fully furn. All utilities, cable & free WI FI included KEY LARGO Mobile Home for rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, partially furnished. $850/Mo. F/L/S. 1(305) , please call between 5 p.m.-9 p.m. MARATHON 1BR 1BA mobile home with attached Fla room. On the water. F/L/S. $850/mo DRIVER/YARD WORKER Overseas Lumber Supply is now accepting applications for employment at our Big Pine facility. Applicants must have a current Class B CDL license, be able to load/unload building materials, and work daily outside. This position is F/T, with competitive pay and excellent benefits. Please apply in person at Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key. EOE Tavernier Annual Rental $900 per month. 2/1 Mobile with storage shed in Sunset Acres, Tavernier. Well kept with large kitchen, sun room, deck, etc. Includes washer/ dryer. Call Dennis at , or Looking for annual/long term resident. Must have decent credit with security deposit. $ BR / 2BA KEY LARGO VILLAGE, 2 marinas, private beach, courtyard w/ hot tub & outside kit. Oct. - Apr. mthly. $1700/mo. Call Dino at (954) Canal Front 2bed/2ba ground level 35 feet of dockage.bpk keysvacationrental.com MM 97 BAYFRONT 2BR/2 BA Seasonal Condo. Three or four months, $10,000. Rock Harbor Club. Sandy beach, spectacular 180 degree Bayview. Free cable, wifi, heated pool, tennis, gated, park at door. 2 screened patios, ceramic tile, recent rehab, 50" TV. Flexible move in date. Call owner. (561) or to: RV LOTS FOR RENT Docks Avail. Islamorada Bayside, MM Full hook-ups. Weekly, Seasonal, Annual. Call LAYTON/LONG KEY MM64 Canal Front studio apt. Includes utilities. $850/mo F/L. Call MARATHO N - SECTION 8 2 BR, 1 BA apt. $1000/mo, F/security. Does not include utilities. No pets. Call (305) MARATHON WATERFRONT 1460 Oceanview Ave, 450 sq ft studio. A/C, tiled, full kitchen. Dock. Yearly lease. $800/mo. F/L/S Marina & RV site MM 54 RV space $600/mo + util. Storage $60-$100. Dockage. Parking $15. Effcy avail , MM102 1 BR / 1 BA Furn. downstairs apt. Incl. elec. & water. No smoking / no pets, $850 /mo. F/S (305) or (305) MM 63 Conch Key Small 1BR apt on bay. Furnished. All inclusive. $750/mo. F/L/$300 security. Caretaker/handyman preferred MARATHO N US 1 Commercial Space Avail sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available HEART OF MARATHON Retail or Office.1000 sq ft. Next to Publix, the new Walgreen s and marina Florida Keys Restaurant Management is accepting applications for a Staff Accountant. Applicants should have experience with accounts payable, journal entries, bank reconciliations, inventory, inter company transactions, sales tax, payroll, and month end procedures. resumes to: Watersports Attendant F/T for busy co. in Islamorada Must be hardworking & dependable. Weekends & valid DL a must! Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge is seeking a P/T maintenance/groundskeeper. For Friday & Saturday. Apply in person MM 33. CLEANING PERSON, P/T Fri. & Sat. AM, BPK & Summerland. Must live in Lower Keys, be drug free & dependable! LM GET RESULTS with the Keynoter s WOW classified LOOK section.!!! YOU HAVE IT. Somebody else wants it. Have something you no longer need? Sell it in our classifieds! (305) or
14 6B Wednesday, October 24, 2012 KeysNet.com Keynoter The Keynoter Classifieds Currently interviewing candidates for the following fulltime positions: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER HR TRAINING MANAGER MAINTENANCE MECHANIC AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ACCOUNTING CLERK Don t miss the opportunity to join a stable employer and community leader offering a professional work environment and great benefits. Apply in person Monday - Thursday 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Located in Key Largo on N. County Rd 905 For a full list of openings & to apply online visit: E.O.E./D.F.W.P Overseas Hwy., Marathon MM 48.2 Bayside Join Team Hammocks and work in a fun and exciting environment. We offer growth opportunities, a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT: The Guidance/Care Center, Inc. Case Managers Referring, linking and tracking resources to adult and children in the Florida Keys. Positions available in Key Largo, Marathon and Key West. Bachelor s required. Full-time. Driver - Marathon Part-time/per diem, 3 years clean driving record. Valid CDL license with passenger endorsement. Per Diem Behavioral Health Tech - P/T in the Crisis Stabilization Unit Marathon Therapist for Women s Offender Re-entry Program in Key West. Florida Licensed or License Eligible (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT). Full-time. All applicants must submit: 1) Resume; 2) three references; 3) undergo background, fingerprint, and drug screening prior to any offer of employment. Send resume to or via facsimile to (305) EEOC/DFWP Former applicants need not apply Come join our great team and take part of our future at the newly renovated: Now accepting applications for: PBX Operator Front Desk We offer competitive wages. To apply go to: For any questions please contact Shelby DFWP & EOE TOM THUMB Food Stores, Inc. 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MM bay side. THE MOORINGS and MORADA BAY / PIERRE S are seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or Concrete /Soil Technician Must speak English, be able to lift up to 50 lbs and have valid Fl. driver s license. F/T- P/T. Marathon area EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN NEEDED. Valid Driver s License required. Call PLUMBER - MARATHON Experienced only. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) BARBER NEEDED for Village Barber Shop. Call or apply in person to 5800 O/S Hwy, suite 16, Gulfside Village. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Cooks - Waitstaff - Prep Persons -Drivers Apply at Brutus Seafood, 6950 O/S Hwy Marathon or call DAIRY QUEEN, TAVERNIER is now accepting applications for all positions! Must be able to work nights & weekends. 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