1 The Florida Keys Only Daily Newspaper, Est Key West Pops Orchestra Inside Paradise Court rejects latest Schiavo appeal Page 3A Thursday March 31, 2005 Vol. 129 No pages 50 Cents WEATHER Susy Colombo Fourth grade Gerald Adams Elementary School WHAT S HAPPENING Sunrise: 6:21 a.m. Sunset: 6:42 p.m. Today: Humid. High 84 Tonight: Clear and humid. Low 74 Complete forecast on page 2A Two sewer systems differ widely BY LAURIE KARNATZ Citizen Staff The comparisons are common. The differences are stark. County officials deride the Little Venice sewer project in Marathon and sing the praises of KW Resort Utilities south Stock Island expansion. The Stock Island expansion is the best project we ever had, said Commissioner Murray Nelson. What happened to the Little Venice project that went on for eight years [and] several contractors, said County Commissioner Charles Sonny McCoy. But many residents of south Stock Island complain their sewer system isn t what they were promised. Only about 25 percent have hooked up to the system since it was completed in August See SEWER, page 5A TWO SYSTEMS AT A GLANCE: According to records supplied by Monroe County, the Aqueduct Authority and property owners, the total costs associated with tying a single-family home or mobile home into sewer systems in Marathon s Little Venice area and Stock Island are: Stock Island: $4,000 - $12,000 Little Venice: $6,700 - $10,700 FLORIDA Woman dies on U.S. 1 A Key Largo woman died on U.S. 1 on Tuesday evening as her car careened off guard rails on either side of the roadway, according to accident investigators. Page 3A NATIONAL Wall Street posts best day of 2005 NEW YORK: Modest growth in the gross domestic product and a drop in oil prices gave Wall Street its best day of 2005 Wednesday as investors at least temporarily set aside inflation fears and picked up bargains in a heavily soldoff market. Page 8A INTERNATIONAL Gunmen fire on Shiite pilgrims BAGHDAD, Iraq: Gunmen opened fire on more Shiite Muslim pilgrims making their way Wednesday to a major religious festival in southern Iraq, killing one person and fueling fears that insurgents may target the gathering that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year. Page 9A Jones ON THE RADIO Assistant City Manager John Jones gets many of the city s toughest assignments. He talks about some of them on today s show. Rare species need more protection, judge rules BY LAURIE KARNATZ Citizen Staff The efforts of two federal agencies to protect endangered species in the Florida Keys are inadequate, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore found that a court-mandated agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ensure the welfare of the species is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law What this means is federal courts are not buying the argument advanced by [the Wildlife Service] and FEMA that what they are doing to ensure [endangered species protection] is adequate and enough, said David White, who filed the original lawsuit and continues as attorney of record in the case. The ruling is based on a 1990 lawsuit filed against FEMA by the National Wildlife Federation. Moore ruled in 1994 that the agency s National Flood Insurance Program, by providing insurance to properties in endangered species habitat and thus encouraging development, violated the Endangered Species Act. The ruling required FEMA work with the Wildlife Service to address the issue. This is a very important case for endangered species and the flood insurance program, White said. This is the exact intended result of the [federal] Endangered Species See PROTECTION, page 11A File photo by MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen Bicyclists get a look at some Key deer as they pedal on No Name Key. The endangered species is one of several in the Keys that are at issue in a long-running federal lawsuit that takes issue with federal subsidies for flood insurance encouraging development in the species habitat. County won t limit input CITIZEN STAFF Rules set down by Monroe County Mayor Dixie Spehar limiting public comment at a Saturday night town hall-type meeting apparently will not stand up to the state s open meetings law and conflict with the county s stated policy on public comment, according to the county attorney. The joint meeting of the Monroe County Commission, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board of Directors and staff members from both the county and the utility was scheduled at Spehar s request to address residents concerns about wastewater projects in the Lower Keys. But the format outlined by the mayor raises legal concerns. The notice that went out was internally inconsistent, County Attorney Richard Collins said Wednesday, referring to the meeting agenda. That agenda limits public input to questions in written form only from concerned citizens living in [Rockland Key, Big See COUNTY, page 11A Also on today s show: Virginia Panico, Key West Chamber of Commerce Nathan Gay, Celebrate David Ethridge, Solares Hill INDEX Local News: US 1 Radio (104.1 FM): 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m Conch FM: 8 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m. Classified Ads...5-8B Comics...7A Crime Report...2A Crossword...6A Keys Calendar...2A Lottery...1B Opinion...4A TV Listings...6A Operation No More Back Door targets illegal fish sales File photo by ROB O'NEAL/The Citizen Fish and Wildlife officers are cracking down on sportfishermen illegally selling fish to restaurants without proper licenses in Operation No More Back Door. The operation also targets restaurants mislabeling fish, which defrauds consumers and hurts commercial fishermen. BY SCOTT FUSARO Citizen Staff State officials are cracking down on illegal fish sales in a multi-pronged effort aimed at protecting markets for commercial fishermen and safeguarding consumers from fraudulent fish dinners. Operation No More Back Door, which began in February, is focusing on recreational anglers who sell their catches to fishhouses or restaurants, the establishments that make the illegal purchases, purveyors who mislabel seafood products to charge more for inferior items and those selling substandard products, according to state officials. The breadth of the problems, statewide or in the Keys, is unknown, but a state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer said the results from the crackdown will help expose the extent of the problem. Frankly, it will give us an idea of what is out there, said FWCC Major Gary Strickland, who coordinates the agency s statewide investigations. We re looking after the commercial fishermen, trying to keep his fair market price and make sure the consumer gets what he s paying for, Strickland added. Tony Iarocci, a Marathon commercial lobsterman and member of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council which oversees federal waters up to 200 miles off the shores from Key West to North Carolina, said he hopes the effort will have a minimal impact in the Keys because that will mean the illegal instances are rare in See FISH, page 11A FOR HOME DELIVERY... (305)
2 2A THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 PAGE 2 IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: The Florida Keys Council of the Arts holds two funding application workshops today. The first is at 10 a.m. at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Key West. The second is at 3 p.m., also at the Gato Building. Monroe County Code Enforcement special master J. Jefferson Overby will conduct the regularly scheduled code enforcement hearing beginning at 10 a.m. today, with sign-in starting at 9:45 a.m., at the Monroe County Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway in Marathon. TODAY S PICKS Povertyneck Hillbillies at Margaritaville Cafe Promoting their soon-to-be-released CD, the Povertyneck Hillbillies are hittin town for gigs from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. nightly through Sunday, at the Margaritaville Cafe, 500 Duval St. For more information, call (305) AROUND THE KEYS Fernandez Show at Girlfriend s Gallery The one-man show by local painter and sculpture Will Fernandez will run from Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 3. He showcased his fine art alabaster sculptures in the February group show, The Art of Sensuality. He also is exhibiting several pieces in the present Wood Art show including a hawk profile out of the steel hard wood lignum vitae, a woman and baby carved out of mahogany and in Osage orange, The Big Kiss. Girlfriend s Gallery is located behind Hogfish Bar and Grill on Front Street off of 4th Avenue on Stock Island. Winter hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 1-7 p.m., and Sunday from noon - 3 p.m., or by calling (305) or (305) during open hours. Rock and Jam at Willie T s Bar Key West s newest musical sensations Four Stray Dogs rock out from 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., at Willie T s Bar, 525 Duval St. The band features Marty Stonely on conch shells, horns and vocals, Trinidadian George Victory on guitar and vocals, Randy Morrow on drums, Wayne Hammond on bass, one-liners and vocals, and Lenny Morgan, from the volcano island, on keyboards and vocals. This allstar local band trades in funk, soul and island grooves. Bullard back at the Hog s Breath Saloon Texas singer-songwriter Clint Bullard returned to the Hog s Breath s outdoor stage for eight days, and only two nights are left. For more information, call (305) Citizens Voice Citizens Voice is a forum for you to tell us what s on your mind. Call the Voice at or to Several of the comments will be published daily. To hell with the jobless rate. Look at the classified ads. To the person commenting that kids are watching people on Duval watching the drunks and that s why they grow up and drink. What are they doing there at night anyway. I m an alcoholic and I didn t go to Duval Street. I learned it from watching my mother. It happened at home so start teaching them at home and they won t end up that way. We ve been reading articles about sinking the Vandenberg. Sink it or get off the pot. I find it nothing short of amazing that Key West has done what Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Panama City did regarding spring break. We ve now pushed all the spring breakers out. I wonder if anybody realizes that what we re doing is encouraging the spending of tourist dollars in Mexico and in other countries. That s a good idea, send the American dollars somewhere else, we don t want them. I m a citizen in Bahama Village and I just wanted to thank the Key West Police Department for what they re doing in my neighborhood. I haven t seen crack-cocaine being sold through a car window in three weeks. It used to be a daily thing. So, they re doing good, thank you. Please print this. There is no such thing as a sissy U.S. Marine. I d like to put out a big congratulations to all the tourist-hating fools of this town that have no clue of the economic reality of tourism today. You succeeded through spring break, now what are you going to do for an income? I just read in the paper that you guys are going to start charging people to read your paper online. Are you crazy? I don t have to pay for The New York Times or The Miami Herald. You must be crazy. Editor s Note: Starting Friday, an electronic PDF edition of The Citizen including its entire content as it appears in the printed edition will be available for subscription. The online content currently available at will continue to be available free of charge. To the person commenting about Fantasy Fest being tasteless: It s not Fantasy Fest that s tasteless, it s the people that come to Fantasy Fest that are tasteless. My name is Tammy. What happen to the bats on Seminary? What exactly is contaminated at Poinciana? This used to be a toxic waste dump? Give me some answers please. I think the cartoons on the editorial page of The Citizen are great, keep them coming. I cut them all out and keep them and I m going to start a scrapbook. Especially the ones about George Bush because he s just one big joke himself. I cannot believe the audacity of veterinarians in the Keys that charge you an actual cover charge to enter their business. Boy, I sure hope Sears doesn t start charging a dollar every time you enter their store. Aren t Fast Buck Freddie s windows beautiful? Everyone should go and admire them. I would like to comment on the outstanding service we received from Mosquito Control. In less than 24 hours our mosquito problem was eradicated. And oh yes, the young lady that came to inspect our yard couldn t have been nicer and she really knew her business. Well done Mosquito Control. I was in Key West today and saw a car with a firefighter ribbon on the back of it. If you could tell me where to find one, my dad s a fireman and I d really appreciate it. Thanks. CITIZEN STAFF KEY WEST A man allegedly calling his ex-girlfriend and threatening to have his boys dismantle a car stereo system he had given her reportedly remained undeterred by a police officer s warning and his boys may be the ones who end up in trouble. Officer Bradley Lariz met Tuesday with the 26-year-old woman who reportedly told him that her ex-boyfriend continuously calls her cell phone and threatens her. He happened to call while Lariz was there, and the officer listened to the conversation on speaker phone, he reported. According to Lariz, the man demanded his speakers and amplifier from the woman s car, refusing her offer of money for the equipment. He then told her his boys were on their way to her house to take apart the car and retrieve the equipment, according to Lariz who described the man as persistent. The man reportedly also told the woman he didn t mind if her new boyfriend ended up at the hospital, allegedly declaring, When it comes to violence, I m number one. Lariz then went to a local business to meet with the man who reportedly explained he was not going to do anything, but his boys were going to handle the matter. Lariz reported that he advised the man he would have to make arrangements with his ex-girlfriend to get the stereo equipment or he could take her to court for it, but the man persisted, insisting that he was selling the stuff to his friend who could get it any way they liked. When Lariz advised that they could be arrested for burglary, the man reportedly responded that was not his problem. He also told Lariz that he was not going to hurt anybody, but could not be responsible if his boys did, the officer reported. Lock up TODAY IN KEYS HISTORY 1980 Congressman Dante Fascell announced that the Navy would base a squadron of hydrofoil patrol ships in Key West. 10 years ago Glynn Archer Jr., assistant superintendent of Monroe County Schools, retired after 35 KEY WEST Two vehicles were reportedly ransacked overnight Monday, with change stolen from each, police reported. years with the school system. Vera Butler Ma Vera celebrated her 98th birthday. 20 years ago Father Tony Mullane of St. Bede s Catholic Church conducted the annual blessing of the Shrimp Fleet from Mallory Docks. Compiled by Tom and Lynda Hambright, Monroe County Library CRIME REPORT Police: Constant caller sending boys for his toys Officer Jennie Carson met with a man Tuesday morning who reportedly told her that his 1997 Jeep parked overnight on Fogarty Avenue had been accessed. Items from the glove compartment were strewn about, a wallet was missing and $1.50 in change had been taken, according to the police report. Carson reported that she could not find any signs of forced entry to the vehicle and the owner could not recall whether he had locked the doors. An hour later, Carson responded to a neighboring location on 5th Street where a man similarly reported that the glove compartment to his SUV had been opened, papers were strewn about and $2 was missing. Again Carson could not find any damage indicating forcible entry, and the man could not remember whether he had locked the SUV, the officer reported. Check point CORRECTIONS ISLAMORADA A sobriety checkpoint at Mile Marker 87 in Islamorada last weekend put six drunk drivers in jail, the Monroe County Sheriff s Office reported. Three people with drugs were also arrested, and seven other arrests on various charges brought the total number of people booked into the Plantation Key Detention Center to 16 between Saturday night at 10 p.m. and Sunday morning at 3 a.m., according to the agency. Deputies, assisted by the Florida Highway Patrol, stopped a total of 310 vehicles during the five hour time of the checkpoint. In addition, the Sheriff s Office announced: 28 non-criminal general citations were issued. 26 seatbelt warnings were issued. 14 non-criminal driver s license citations were issued. 9 DUI field exercises were performed. 8 defective equipment citations were issued. 7 arrests for miscellaneous charges were made. 4 driving with license suspended non-criminal citations were issued. 4 seatbelt citations were issued. A photo caption in Wednesday s paper did not accurately characterize the way that Hurricane Hole Marina was hooked up to the new Stock Island sewer system. The county reimbursed the marina $53,000 for part of the cost of running sewer infrastructure along county right-of-way. The Citizen regrets the error. Brothers Dave and Steve Swift are the previous owners of Blue Water Printing on Cudjoe Key. Their last name was misspelled in the Tuesday Business section. The Citizen regrets the error. KEY WEST 5-DAY FORECAST TODAY Humid with partial sunshine /71 79/66 77/69 78/72 TODAY'S STATE FORECAST KEY WEST ALMANAC PENSACOLA 77/66 WEEKLY TIDES MARINE FORECAST Wind southeast at 8-16 knots and waves 1-3 feet. Visibility good. Water Temp 79 The city of Key West and the Florida Department of Transportation advise the following planned traffic disruptions within the city and at various Mile Markers (MM) along the Overseas Highway due to crews performing maintenance, repair, sidewalk, landscape or utility work. JOHN KENT COOKE JR./PUBLISHER TOM TUELL/EDITOR RANDY ERICKSON/VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVERTISING OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION TODAY Majesty Pier B 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m. FRIDAY Century Pier B 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mainly clear and humid. highs lows highs lows 3/31 2:14 a.m. 6:12 a.m. 4:55 p.m. 11:29 p.m. 12:51 p.m. 8:27 p.m. none none 4/1 3:39 a.m. 7:01 a.m. 5:43 p.m. none 1:55 p.m. 9:48 p.m. none none 4/2 5:16 a.m. 8:16 a.m. 6:37 p.m. 12:34 a.m. 3:23 p.m. 11:08 p.m. none none 4/3 6:24 a.m. 9:56 a.m. 7:39 p.m. 1:42 a.m. 5:03 p.m. none none none 4/4 7:09 a.m. 12:13 a.m. 12:20 p.m. 2:47 a.m. 6:28 p.m. 11:26 a.m. 9:07 p.m. 2:27 p.m. 4/5 7:45 a.m. 1:02 a.m. 12:49 p.m. 3:41 a.m. 7:35 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 11:52 p.m. 3:39 p.m. 4/6 8:18 a.m. 1:42 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 4:25 a.m. 8:32 p.m. 1:41 p.m. none 4:41 p.m. KEY WEST 84/74 Key West NATIONAL CITIES FORECAST Tomorrow Saturday City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Atlanta t pc Boston r r Chicago pc pc Denver s s Detroit pc r Kansas City pc s Los Angeles s s New Orleans r s New York r r San Francisco pc pc Washington r r ROADWORK DEPARTMENTS IN PORT SATURDAY SS Navigator Pier B 8 a.m.-6 p.m. SUNDAY Veendam Pier B 11 a.m.-6 p.m. MM a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays, through April 1, BellSouth line work MM a.m. to 3:30 p.m., through April 2, crews installing Dynamic Message Sign KIM WORKS/VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVERTISING SALES TOM TERPENING/ADVERTISING COMPOSITION & GRAPHIC SERVICES MANAGER MONDAY Jewel Pier B 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Costa Med. 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3 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, A MILE MARKERS MIAMI Migrants repatriated KEY WEST KEY LARGO Water shutdown MARATHON Boaters plan observance The Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 40 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba on Wednesday morning, the agency reported. The migrants are from two groups stopped by the Coast Guard on Friday. The first group of 10 was on a raft that the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive located about 22 miles south of Key West. Another 30 migrants were interdicted during a failed smuggling attempt about 24 miles south of the Marquesas islands, the Coast Guard reported. The smuggling incident remains under investigation. Special to The Citizen Keys Energy Services finance department employees, from left, Stacey Roberts, Kim Free, Debby Barnett, Jack Wetzler, Susan Ham, Chomi Oropeza, Lynda Bringle, and holding plaque, Peggy Walls (not pictured are Beverly Ray and Karla Bravo), proudly display the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is given to entities that have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America. The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority advises its customers of an interruption in water service for persons residing in the vicinity of Mile Marker 104 through Mile Marker 106, Key Largo, as follows: from 11 p.m. today until 4 a.m. Friday. The purpose of this shut-down is to allow FKAA crews to replace valves on the transmission main. Customers in surrounding areas may experience low water pressures and possible discolored water. Affected customers are advised to flush their lines by opening a faucet for three minutes after service is restored to purge any air from their plumbing. Direct any concerns or problems to the FKAA Upper Keys Maintenance Office, (305) Boot Key Harbor liveaboard boaters who have been forced to find a new place to dock their dinghies are planning an observance at 5 p.m. Friday to mark the end of the Dockside era as the harbor s liveaboard hub. The marina was recently purchased and the new owners are selling a portion of the slips. The owners also notified the dinghy owners that they would no longer be allowed to use the remaining slips. The liveaboard people have moved their dinghies, for the most part, to the City Marina. Trish Haddox, one of the organizers, says the flotilla will not be a demonstration, but an observance. She said she expects between 200 and 250 dinghies to be involved. Court rejects latest appeal BY MITCH STACY PINELLAS PARK A federal appeals court raised a flicker of hope for the parents of Terri Schiavo, but snuffed it out Wednesday by firmly and resoundingly declining to intervene in the grueling legal battle. Any further action by our court or the district court would be improper, the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote. While the members of her family and the members of Congress have acted in a way that is both fervent and sincere, the time has come for dispassionate discharge of duty. And in a scathing attack on politicians who got involved in the case, the court added that the White House and lawmakers have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers blueprint for the governance of a free people our Constitution. The ruling came as Schiavo, 41, began her 13th day without food and water. The brain-damaged woman was expected to survive one to two weeks after her feeding tube was removed by court order March 18. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, insists he is carrying out her wishes by having the tube pulled. Schiavo s parents said their daughter still looked surprisingly good and pleaded with supporters to keep up efforts to reconnect her feeding tube before it is too late. Under the circumstances, she looks darn good, surprisingly good, Bob Schindler said after visiting his daughter Wednesday afternoon. I m asking that nobody throw in the towel as long as she s fighting, to keep fighting with her, he said. The Schindlers spokesman, Randall Terry, said their attorneys were preparing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. George Felos, the attorney for Schiavo s husband, declined to comment. The court raised the Schindlers hopes late Tuesday when it agreed to consider their emergency bid for a new hearing in the case. But 15 hours later, the court ruled against granting a hearing the fourth time since last week that it ruled against the Schindlers. The parents asked that the feeding tube be reinserted immediately in light of the magnitude of what is at stake and the urgency of the action required. The Schindlers motion included arguments that the 11th Circuit in its earlier rulings did not consider whether there was enough clear and convincing evidence that Terri Schiavo would have chosen to die in her current condition. To be granted, the parents request would have needed the support of seven of the court s 12 judges. The court did not disclose the vote breakdown. Judges Gerald Tjoflat and Charles R. Wilson, the same two judges who issued a dissenting opinion last week when the full court considered the case for the first time, said in a statement that they also disagreed with Chris O Meara/ Terri Schiavo s mother Mary Schindler, right, follows the Rev. Jesse Jackson after he arrived at the Woodsdie Hospice, where Schiavo is a patient, Wednesday afternoon in Pinellas Park. Schiavo has been without food for 12 days. the majority Wednesday. The two judges said the harried pace of appeals made it impossible to determine if state courts properly considered the evidence. The plaintiffs carry a heavy burden, but I do not believe that this question can be determined in this expedited fashion without a hearing on the merits, wrote Tjoflat, who was appointed to the bench by Gerald Ford. Federal courts were given jurisdiction to review Schiavo s case after Republicans in Congress pushed through unprecedented emergency legislation aimed at prolonging her life. But federal courts at three levels have rebuffed her parents. Judge Stanley F. Birch Jr., writing for the majority, concluded that the appeals court had no jurisdiction in the case because the law was at odds with the Constitutional principles of separation of powers. If sacrifices to the independence of the judiciary are permitted today, precedent is established for the constitutional transgressions of tomorrow, said Birch, an appointee of former President Bush. Terri Schiavo suffered catastrophic brain damage in 1990 when her heart stopped for several minutes because of a chemical imbalance apparently brought on by an eating disorder. Her parents doubt she had any end-of-life wishes and dispute that she is in a persistent vegetative state as court-ordered doctors have determined. They say she laughs, tries to speak and responds to them when they visit the hospice. Dr. Sean Morrison, a professor of palliative medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, said it is hard to predict what would happen if the tube were to be reinserted because it is highly unusual to do that after life-prolonging treatments have been stopped. Early Wednesday, a man was arrested when he tried to take a plastic cup of water into the hospice. Officers stopped him at the gate as he shouted: You don t know God from Godzilla! He was the 48th protester arrested since the tube was removed. Police find woman dead in car that crisscrossed U.S. 1 CITIZEN STAFF A Key Largo woman died on U.S. 1 on Tuesday evening as her car careened off guard rails on either side of the roadway, according to accident investigators. Shirly Anne Draucker, 69, was in the right, northbound lane of the highway at Mile Marker 93 in Tavernier when the 1989 Buick she was driving crossed onto the right shoulder, striking the guard rail and ricocheting across both northbound lanes onto a grassy median, striking another guard rail, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The car then veered right again, re-crossing both northbound lanes, hitting the right guard rail again and continuing north against the guard rail until it ended at a church parking lot, according to the agency. The car came to final rest in the parking lot. Among the questions pending while an investigation of the accident is underway is why Drauker lost control of the car and whether or not she died as a result of the accident. CITIZEN OF THE DAY TRAUMA STAR RESCUE VALLI FINNEY/The Citizen Medics from Marathon Fire Rescue Station 14 and Monroe County Fire Rescue Station 17 transport a man to the Trauma Star helicopter to be flown to Ryder Trauma Center Wednesday afternoon. The man was injured about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday in a head-on crash at Mile Marker 50 in Marathon. He was trapped in the wreckage for about 20 minutes. The roadway was closed for several hours while the Florida Highway Patrol investigated. COOPERS BODY SHOP Nobody Does it Better FURNITURE Extra 10 Off with Coupon 40 & 50 off th Ave., Stock Island Doctors upgrade Falwell s condition THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LYNCHBURG, Va. Doctors upgraded the Rev. 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4 4A THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 EDITORIAL BOARD JOHN KENT COOKE JR./PUBLISHER TOM TUELL/EDITOR DAVID ETHRIDGE/EDITOR-AT-LARGE NANCY KLINGENER/NEWS EDITOR OPINION MARK HOWELL BECKY IANNOTTA ED BLOCK JOHN MIKYTUCK TOM SAWYER Don t pretend to listen while silencing comment Our hats are off to Monroe County Attorney Richard Collins, who with his interpretation of laws pertaining to open government, has opened the door to Keys residents to voice their concerns about sewer projects in the Lower Keys at a public meeting Saturday night. County Mayor Dixie Spehar, who requested the meeting, had limited public comment at the meeting to questions submitted in advance in writing and then, only from residents of Rockland Key, Big Coppitt Key, Geiger Key, Shark Key and Boca Chica Road. Spehar also seeks to quash any references to a controversial Stock Island sewer project, even though the firm that received the county contract for that project, KW Resort Utilities, is all but certain to be a front runner for bids for Lower Keys projects. Collins says Spehar s restrictions on public comment are in conflict with the county policy included on the same agenda, and may violate state open government laws. My interpretation is that the Government-in-the- Sunshine and public meeting laws should be interpreted liberally, he told The Citizen. We chalk that up as a win for the residents of Monroe County. A paragraph at the top of county agendas clearly states: Any person who wishes to be heard shall provide the [county] clerk with his or her name and residence and the agenda item on which he or she wishes to be heard.... An individual has three minutes and a person representing an organization has five minutes to address the board.... Any person, in our minds, means anyone who lives anywhere, no matter whether that s Big Coppitt Key or the planet Mars. And if his or her comments about a specific agenda item include concerns about the county s handling of the Stock Island project, who can question the relevance of those comments or the taxpayer s right to voice them? This attempt to rigidly control public comment is not a first for Mayor Spehar or the County Commission. Stock Island property owners unhappy about that island s sewer project were frustrated by county efforts to keep a lid Editorial Any person who wishes to be heard shall provide the [county] clerk with his or her name and residence and the agenda item on which he or she wishes to be heard.... An individual has three minutes and a person representing an organization has five minutes to address the board.... on public criticism during at least two commission meetings in 2003 one in January and the other in December. The commission should have learned from the subsequent public outcry, which led to a mushroom of controversy about that project controversy that continues today. In an emergency add-on item on the agenda to the commission s March meeting (which was held in Key Largo), Commissioner Murray Nelson asked the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority to abdicate jurisdiction over Lower Keys sewer projects to the county. That would give commissioners the authority to award wastewater contracts. It was tabled until the April meeting, to be held in Key West. Nearly two years ago, in July 2003, Mayor Spehar introduced a similar proposal, which the commission rejected. That plan hinged on state Rep. Ken Sorensen amending state law that designated the Aqueduct Authority as the wastewater authority for most of the county. At that time, before the Stock Island controversy, Spehar and other commissioners more openly advocated awarding Lower Keys contracts to KW Resort Utilities. Now, the mayor s effort to silence criticism about the Stock Island system and the utility firm only adds fuel to public suspicion that deals may already have been forged behind closed doors. We urge commissioners to take Collins view to heart. Keep government open and encourage not quash public input into public business. The Citizen Holding development line important to Florida Keys On the other side of the 18-Mile Stretch, where the lifeline of the Florida Keys U.S. 1 meets Card Sound Road, a new city is planned on several thousand acres now mostly zoned for rock mining. Much depends on the public response to this ill-advised development on lands long identified for purchase by government agencies. Florida City is now attempting to annex this slice of unincorporated Miami-Dade, claiming to only want zoning for one unit in five acres. The owner has already submitted plans to the state for much, much more: thousands of homes and associated commercial space. If Miami-Dade county commissioners allow the annexation to proceed and later vote to move the Urban Development Boundary, tract homes will sprout in rows near the narrow ribbon of tarmac that Keys residents use to evacuate in the case of hurricanes. Property owners and land speculators may feel like it is no one s business what happens in their corner of the world, but the Florida Keys learned the hard way that geography matters. At the top of the Keys, the land in question is within the footprint of the portion of Everglades restoration that includes the C-111 Canal. That s the first canal in Miami- Dade, at the far end of the 18 Mile Stretch. In rainy season, to keep sugar fields and Miami-Dade urban dwellers dry, the South Florida Water Management District opens C-111 and allows effluent to pour from that canal into Barnes Sound where the heaving puke causes massive die-offs of sea grass and marine life, flowing into Northeast Florida Bay. Everglades plans include spreading this dirty water into wetlands to reverse some of the environmental damage that has cost the Keys dearly. But if homes are built in Alan Farago Guest columnist the area, raising water levels could be impossible and carry enormous costs. The result will be what Miami-Dade allowed to occur in the 8.5-square mile area where property owners exacted a multi-decade delay on investments in infrastructure needed to restore the eastern edge of the Everglades, raising the cost to taxpayers by hundreds of millions of dollars. The Florida Keys live the price for allowing growth to supercede sound planning to protect the economy and natural resources that businesses depend on. There is no end to the contortions of common sense that money can buy. The Keys have their own recent example: how a suggested, phased-evacuation plan in the event of a hurricane, instead of leave-as-you-will, would reduce drive times out of the Keys providing the rationale for lifting barriers to more construction and development. In other words, citizens who spurn government on its best days can be relied on to obediently wait until government tells them it is their turn to evacuate when a hurricane is bearing down. Miami-based Lennar Corporation, one of the nation s large homebuilders, plans to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in sales once the current owner converts the economic potential of this property through local county zoning and permitting processes. No doubt an army of lobbyists will produce drawings, counter-studies and promises for how the tax revenue from this development will be used to offset public costs of restoration: all will be well if just one more tract housing development is allowed to pour from the saucer of the Everglades into the cooling teapot of industry, profits and tax base. The Florida Keys is not just the classic American story of local control, states and federal rights struggling to accommodate land use, endangered species, clean water and ecosystems, it also suggests the consent of the governed is marred by collective bi-polar disorder: government is malevolent, government is necessary, government robs people of liberties, government must protect the common good back and forth the arguments go like a tennis ball across the net in a game whose audience is exhausted to death or to indifference the disease of democracy. Too frail to participate in the constitutional convention of 1787, Benjamin Franklin offered dim support for our Constitution. Franklin said famously everything he said was famous I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other. The Urban Environment League of Greater Miami is helping to organize the campaign to Hold the Line on changes to the Urban Development Boundary by the Miami-Dade county commission. It would be a good idea, if you value the Florida Keys, to lend support to the campaign. Its website address is Alan Farago is a special contributor to the opinion page of the Orlando Sentinel, where he writes on the environment and politics. From 1988 to 1992, he lived in Key West where he was involved in many environmental issues. As director of Everglades Defense Council Inc., he is involved in the Hold The Line campaign in Miami-Dade county. He can be reached The Key West Citizen welcomes your letters. But we do ask readers to follow these guidelines: Maximum length is 500 words Letters must include the writer s signature, name, address and telephone number Only original letters addressed to The Citizen will be published and writers are limited to one letter every two weeks Send to: P.O. Box 1800, Key West, FL Fax: (305) The publisher has final authority on publication of submitted material Why is Dan Brown s The Da Vinci Code anathema to the Vatican? Some may mock the Vatican for waiting until everyone on earth has read The Da Vinci Code to denounce The Da Vinci Code. I am not one of them. It s Easter, and I don t want to blot my catechism. It s a little late, now that the twoyear-old thriller by Dan Brown is a publishing miracle with 25 million copies sold in 44 languages, a Maureen Dowd cascade of other Syndicated columnist books inspired by the novel and a movie with Tom Hanks set to start filming this spring for Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone to intone on a Vatican radio broadcast: Don t read and don t buy The Da Vinci Code. But when you think of the history of the Catholic Church, the Vatican is acting with lightning speed. It took the church more than 350 years to reverse its condemnation of Galileo. The Vatican only began an inquisition of the 16th-century Inquisition in It wasn t until the reign of Pope John Paul II that the Vatican apologized for the crimes of the Crusaders and offered contrition for the silence of Catholics in the Holocaust. The church has still not apologized for shameful dissembling by its hierarchy on the sex abuse scandal. And America s Catholic bishops only last week announced they were finally going to get serious about opposing the death penalty. The 70-year-old cardinal assigned by the Vatican to exorcise the success of the novel is the archbishop of Genoa, a former soccer commentator and a contender to succeed the ailing pope. There is a very real risk that many people who read it will believe that the fables it contains are true, he told Il Giornale. It evokes the Dan Quayle-Murphy Brown flap for a Vatican official to slam Dan Brown s fictional characters, but a former Vatican reporter explained it this way: The church is founded on a story that some people believe and some people don t, so the Vatican tends to get very threatened by other versions of that story, especially racier ones. Brown s zippy version has Jesus and Mary Magdalene marrying and having children. This perverts the story of the Holy Grail, which most certainly does not refer to the descendants of Mary Magdalene, Bertone said. It astonishes and worries me that so many people believe these lies. The novelist is not the first one to conjure romantic sparks between the woman usually painted as what one writer calls the Jessica Rabbit of the Gospels and the eligible young Jewish carpenter and part-time miracle worker. For years, female historians and novelists have been making the case that Brown makes, that Mary Magdalene was framed and defamed, that the men who run Christianity obliterated her role as an influential apostle and reduced her to a metaphor for sexual guilt. The church refuses to allow women to be ordained as priests because there were no female apostles. So if Mary Magdalene was a madonna rather than a whore, the church loses its fig leaf of justification for male domination and exclusion. It s obvious that Vatican officials did not read to the end of Brown s novel or they never would have denounced it. (Caveat lector: If you have somehow missed reading the blockbuster or are one of the thrifty souls waiting for the paperback to finally come out, do not read further.) After whipping you into a feminist frenzy over the hidden agenda of the church s unjustly perpetuating itself as an all-male, all celibate institution precepts that have clearly led to some unnatural perversions and attracted a disproportionate number of priests fleeing sexual confusion Brown abruptly deflates you at the end, going along with the notion that women should stay silent and submissive, letting the men who run the church continue to run the church with men. The woman who is the descendant of Mary Magdalene and Jesus tells Robert Langdon, Brown s Harvard symbologist hero, that the secret saga of how the church smeared her ancestor as a slut and swindled all women out of serious roles in the church does not need to be aired. It can continue to remain a secret. Her story is being told in art, music and books, the woman says, adding that things are gradually changing for women: We are beginning to sense the need to restore the sacred feminine. No whistle is blown. No alarm is sounded. Talk about an anticlimax for a fantastic ride. As it turns out, Brown is not the tormentor of the Vatican, but an ally. Maureen Dowd is a syndicated columnist with The New York Times. Her column appears in The Citizen every Thursday.
5 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, A FROM PAGE 1 Comparing sewer projects is difficult exercise, some find BY LAURIE KARNATZ Citizen Staff For months, county officials have been proclaiming the economies of the private sewer company that is providing wastewater service to Stock Island. The total cost of the system to the county much of it expected to be repaid as property owners hook into the system stands at $3.93 million, far less than the costs of other sewer systems being installed in the Keys. County Commissioner and wastewater liaison Charles Sonny McCoy is one of the biggest proponents of the Stock Island wastewater project. For months he has made comparisons between the Stock Island system and others, particularly those being undertaken by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, in the Keys. Commissioner Murray Nelson, too, has repeatedly taken issue with the gold-plated sewer systems being installed by the Aqueduct Authority, comparing costs to Stock Island. The bottom line cost of the Stock Island system, according to Nelson s figures, is $498 per unit compared to $16,000 to $19,000 for the FKAA sewer projects. No federal or state money was spent on [Stock Island], Nelson said. It provided more at a fraction of the cost [of other sewer projects]. County Commissioner David Rice doesn t debate the low cost of the Stock Island project, but isn t sure the comparisons are fair. The county had an opportunity on Stock Island, Rice said. We ll never do another project in the Florida Keys that cheaply again. But the Stock Island project can t be compared to most other Keys projects because the sewage treatment plant was already in place and operating. With the exception of the Conch Key project, which is set to be hooked into an existing sewage plant at Duck Key, all other Keys sewer projects include construction of new sewage treatment systems as well as transmission lines, he said. And unlike the new systems being built elsewhere in the CITIZEN STAFF Little Venice The Little Venice sewage project in Marathon was the first central sewer project to be undertaken by Monroe County. When the current push for improved wastewater treatment began, only Key West, Key Colony Beach and Ocean Reef had centralized sewer treatment; the rest of the county was using a combination of package plants, septic systems and cesspits. Approved by the County Commission in 1997, Little Venice was designed as a pilot project and financed in part by a $4.3 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The project was handed off to the Aqueduct Authority by the County Commission in 1998, with much of the design criteria already in place as part of the EPA agreement. It was designed to be a temporary system until a regional sewer facility could be designed and built. Delays completing the system revolved primarily around File photo by MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen The Little Venice wastewater project in Marathon was the first project started back in the 1990s. The project, funded partially by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was managed by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. STATUS OF FLORIDA KEYS SEWER PROJECTS Name of system: Little Venice Agency: Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Estimated completion date: complete Estimated project costs: $14,633,000 Plant capacity: 1,000 Estimated units served: 967 Estimated cost per unit: $14,663 Funding sources: Federal: $4,326,000 State: $3,013,758 Local: $0 Name of system: Bay Point Agency: Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Estimated completion date: June 2005 Estimated project costs: $6,614,000 Plant capacity:450 Estimated units served: 350 Estimated cost per unit: $14,698 Funding sources: Federal: $3,016,848 State: $502,808 Local: $2,152,808 Name of system: Conch Key Agency: Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Estimated completion date: June 2005 Estimated project costs: $2,741,000 Plant capacity: 160 Estimated units served: 160 Estimated cost per unit: $17,131 Funding sources: Federal: $1,394,215 State: $232,368 Local: $933,035 Keys, the Stock Island system does not yet meet tough treatment standards mandated by the state. The Stock Island plant is expected to be upgraded using about $900,000 in county funds to meet those a contractor, hired by the Aqueduct Authority, that pulled out of the project. The agency s bond company stepped in and hired a second contractor to complete the job. The change did not cost additional money, but put the project behind schedule. The project consists of two phases, both of which are now complete, serving approximately 1,000 units at a cost of $14.6 million. Hookup costs for property owners stand at $4,700 with 20-year financing available through the Aqueduct Authority. Hookup to the first phase of the system is complete. Hookup to the final phase is well underway. Stock Island The Stock Island sewer project began in August 2001 when the County Commission entered an agreement with a private company, KW Resort Utilities, to take over wastewater treatment for several county properties on College Road including the Monroe County Sheriff s Office and Detention Center at a cost, not Name of system: Layton Agency: Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Estimated completion date: August 2006 Estimated project costs: $5,200,000 Plant capacity: 300 Estimated units served: 295 Estimated cost per unit: $17,333 Funding sources: Federal: $800,000 State: $3,350,000 Local: $100,000 Name of system: Key Largo Trailer Village and Key Largo Park Agency: Key Largo Wastewater Board Estimated completion date: March 2006 Estimated project costs: $13,676,786 Plant capacity: 850 Estimated units served: 689 Estimated cost per unit: $16,090 Funding sources: Federal: $5,752,714 State: $4,086,528 Name of system: Village of Islamorada phases 1 & 2 Agency: Village of Islamorada Estimated completion date: May 2007 Estimated project costs: $21,329,031 Plant capacity: 1,621 Estimated units served: 1,339 Estimated cost per unit: $13,158 Funding sources: Federal: $2,344,540 State: $10,667,382 Local: $400,328 Additional funding sources for the projects include hookup fees, loans, bonds and special taxes. standards by Dec. 31, There are 20 different variables, said Commissioner David Rice. You ve got to be comparing similar projects. A tale of two sewer projects including construction undertaken by the county, of $1.2 million. In July 2002, the county entered a second agreement with the utility to provide sewer service for approximately 1,500 units on south Stock Island for $4.6 million. Construction of the necessary transmission system was completed in August 2003 at a final cost to the county of $3.9 million. To date, only 310 units have been connected to the system. Monroe County Code Enforcement is currently forcing the remaining property owners to connect to the system. The project has been plagued by allegations of high costs to property owners and incomplete infrastructure. One of the main complaints has been a so-called bait and switch of construction plans. One set of plans reviewed by county staff before the contract was agreed upon differed significantly from the set of plans ultimately approved without review by the County Commission. It also has been the subject of a grand jury investigation. Questions Is the system complete? Everybody I talk to, everybody, every mobile home park owner I talk to is truly anxious to get on central sewer, said Carolee McReynolds, owner of Water s Edge Colony. We all want to be out of the sewer business. But we have no way to hookup. We have no parts. Little Venice property owners, with few exceptions, have quit complaining about their new system since construction ended. Right now, it s the tenants who didn t realize they would have to pay because they are the customer, said FKAA spokeswoman Colleen Tagle. That s the largest ongoing issue. About 75 percent of Little Venice property owners have tied into the system since June 2004, when the first phase was completed. The second phase, on the gulfside, was finished in January. McReynolds said, based on estimates she has received, that it will cost her $677,000 to tie the trailer park into the Stock Island system as things stand now. That includes hookup fees of about $178,000 for the park s 66 units, many of which are privately owned, and $25,000 to shut down the park s onsite sewage treatment plant. But the biggest costs are running new lines through the trailer park and providing missing infrastructure in the three public streets surrounding the park, she said. Our park is surrounded by three public roads: Laurel, Second and McDonald, McReynolds said. Why aren t there parts in the right-of-way? They want us to pay for all the parts and then give them the parts we just paid for. McReynolds estimates it s actually going to cost Water s Edge residents $12,000 to $13,000 each. It also means renters will have to pay more, she said. If we just had to pay for lateral lines and the hookup, it would probably be around $4,000 and we d eat the $25,000 for decommissioning the sewer plant, she said. McReynolds isn t alone when it comes to a lack of infrastructure to tie into. Fred Skomp of Hurricane Hole Marina spent $76,000 not including his $102,000 hookup fees for infrastructure in county right-of-way so he could tie into the Stock Island system. The county last summer reimbursed Skomp for $53,000 of his expenses, but he s still unhappy about the money he paid out of his pocket for sewer lines and other parts necessary to serve his business. I m still real aggravated about that $22,000 that I didn t get from the commission, he said. It was what I paid to run the sewer line down the highway, plus the engineering I paid to have that done. County documents submitted to the commission for the payment confirmed the work was for additional sewer work within the public right-of-way along U.S. 1 on Stock Island and approval of updated plans for the project for the Hurricane Hole sewer extension. At least a half-dozen other property owners say they are facing similar problems and costs to tie into the Stock Acupuncture Physician Balanced Medical Care for the Body & Mind Dr. Ashley Hoyt, A.P., National Board Certified Most insurance accepted Stock Island Yes; 10 properties are being reviewed because the capacity needs were not in line with actual use. The 10 properties will be completed in time for system connection. Does the plant treat to advanced No wastewater standards? How many hooked up? 387 How many remaining? 1,043 Basic hookup fee: $2,700 Financial aid available? Yes, for income-qualified property owners through Monroe County Housing Authority. Financing: 100 percent for five, 10, 15 or 20 years through Monroe County at 6 percent. Upfront deposit required: Yes How much? 5 percent, or $ Annual payment for 20-year finance: $ Total including finance: $4, Total interest paid over 20 years: $2,116 Average monthly sewer bill: $36.72 Who does the billing? KW Resort Utilities THE HOOKUP PROCESS: Who is responsible for notifying property owners: Notice requirements: KW Resort Utilities One-year notice sent to property owners telling them the system will be available in a year; required by state statute. Thirtyday notice letter sent to property owners telling them they must tie into the system within 30 days; required by local ordinance. When were property owners April 2000, July 2003, February 2005 sent notices? Who is responsible for enforcement? What is the property owner responsible for? Q & A ON TWO SEWER SYSTEMS Monroe County Code Enforcement 1) Filing a service agreement with the KW Resort Utilities. 2) Running a so-called lateral line from their home to the street, where the sewer line is available. Some condominium and trailer park owners say they are being expected to provide infrastructure. The utility denies that. 3) Abandoning their septic or other sewage disposal system. A permit and inspection is required by the state Department of Health for septic tanks and cesspits. A permit and inspection is required by the Department of Environmental Protection for on-site systems such as package plants. Information provided by KW Resort Utilities, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and Monroe County. Sewer Continued from page 1A THE CLINIC OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 3420 Duck Ave Key West, FL Little Venice Yes, with the exception of valves in about 15 valve pits, which can't be done until customers complete their lateral lines. Yes $4,700 Yes, for income-qualified property owners through the Monroe County Housing Authority. 100 percent through the Aqueduct Authority for 20 years at percent. No N/A $309 $6,180 $1,480 $48 FKAA; the sewer fee is itemized on customers' water bill. Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority One-year notice sent to property owners telling them the system will be available in a year; required by state statute. Thirty-day notice letter sent to property owners tell them they must tie into the system within 30 days; required by local ordinance. The one-year notices were sent in October 2001 and April The 30-day notices began going out June Marathon Code Enforcement 1) Filing a service agreement with the Aqueduct Authority. 2) Running a so-called lateral line from their home to the street, where the sewer line is available. 3) Abandoning their septic or other sewage disposal system. A permit and inspection is required by the state Department of Health for septic tanks and cesspits. A permit and inspection is required by the Department of Environmental Protection for on-site systems such as package plants. Island system, though the utility company disputes those allegations. And Nelson, speaking last month at the commission s regular meeting, said, All they pay is what all the other people in Monroe County are paying for: decommissioning [their existing sewer systems] and their lateral [lines to the street]. The problems faced by Skomp, McReynolds and others on Stock Island are a far cry from what the Aqueduct Authority did in Marathon. At Ocean Isles Fishing Village in Marathon, a condominium community comprising residential properties on 106th and 107th streets oceanside, the Aqueduct Authority ran all the necessary infrastructure in the private streets. We went through the legwork of getting utility easements into the private streets, said Aqueduct Authority Deputy Director Kerry Shelby. We didn t go into anybody s yards. We did it just like we did on the public streets and made it part of the project. Shelby said the agency s rules would not allow similar work on private commercial property, but there are allowances for residential property. 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Swank was issued notice of Swank a fine for breaching New Zealand s strict quarantine laws when she failed to declare an apple and an orange when she arrived at Auckland International Airport Jan. 15 on a flight from Los Angeles. She appealed the penalty to a court. On Wednesday, the Manukau District Court advised the country s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry that Swank s appeal had been rejected and that she had been fined $142 plus costs of $21. Swank had written to the ministry seeking a court hearing to have her fine expunged. After my 20-hour flight I simply forgot I had one orange and one apple. I do apologize sincerely, the Oscar-winning actress said in her handwritten letter. Thousands of visitors arriving in New Zealand each year are fined on the spot for not declaring agricultural products such as fruit. Few contest the fines. New Zealand is largely free of insect pests that cause billions of dollars in damage to crops and livestock in other parts of the world. The country has extremely strict quarantine guidelines to keep such pests from entering the country. KINGSTON, Jamaica Sinead O Connor is in Jamaica recording a reggae album with some of the country s leading musicians. The Irish pop singer has been in O Connor Kingston since last week working on tracks for the album, co-producer Sly Dunbar said Wednesday. He said the album, set for release this summer by Britishbased Sanctuary Records, will include covers of some of reggae s most famous protest songs Bob Marley s War, Peter Tosh s Downpressor Man and Burning Spear s Marcus Garvey. Dunbar, a drummer, and Robbie Shakespeare, a bass player, are co-producing the 8 PM THURSDAY, MAR. 23RD Napoleon Dynamite ~ Outdoor Movies ~ 510 SOUTH STREET, COMING NEXT WEEK: SHAWN OF THE DEAD album. They are believed to be one of the world s best rhythm sections. In 1980, they founded the Taxi record label, which has promoted the careers of stars such as Black Uhuru, Ini Kamoze, Beenie Man and Red Dragon. O Connor, 38, is best known for her 1991 hit, Nothing Compares 2 U. She famously tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a 1992 appearance on Saturday Night Live. NEW YORK Supermodel Kate Moss will receive an award for her fashion influence at the Council of Fashion Designers of America s 2005 awards ceremony. The awards will be presented June 6 at a gala at The New York Public Library. Moss Nominees for best womenswear designer are Marc Jacobs (for his signature collection), Ralph Rucci for Chado Ralph Rucci and Vera Wang. The nominees for menswear designer of the year are John Bartlett, Ralph Lauren and John Varvatos. The nominees and honorees, chosen by more than 450 fashion designers, press, retailers and stylists, were announced Wednesday. The 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees represent an impressive crosssection of creative talents in the American fashion industry, Peter Arnold, CFDA executive director, said in a statement. Other honorees include Diane von Furstenberg, for lifetime achievement, and Norma Kamali, who will receive a special tribute from the CFDA s board of directors. Gilles Bensimon, publication director of Elle magazine, and Alber Elbaz, artistic director for Lanvin, also will be honored Student wants to erase her failed paper marriage DEAR ABBY: I am 19. Last year I made the biggest mistake of my life. My then-boyfriend persuaded me to marry him. We got the marriage license one day and were married the next. Nobody in my family knew about it. I really didn t want to do it, but I was having some problems at the time, and he Dear Abby hinted that he would never talk to me again if I didn t. We broke up in May. He is not a U.S. citizen and has never lived here. 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7 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 COMICS 7A ROSE IS ROSE Pat Brady MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM Mike Peters PEANUTS Charles M. Schulz SHOE Jeff MacNelly DILBERT Scott Adams KIT & CARLYLE Larry Wright MODERATELY CONFUSED J.Stahler GARFIELD Jim Davis HERMAN Jim Unger MARMADUKE Brad Anderson BEETLE BAILEY Mort Walker BORN LOSER Art & Chip Sanson ARLO & JANIS Jimmy Johnson FRANK & ERNEST Bob Thaves THE GRIZZWELLS MONTY BIG NATE Bill Schorr Jim Meddick Lincoln Peirce HOROSCOPES for today Thursday, March 31, 2005 Your inherent impulse to be an adventurous person will be accentuated in the year ahead and you ll open up many new avenues to be explored. By looking to do things on a grander scale you ll advance your interests. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Although you may at first be a bit unsure of your thinking and be more of a listener in conversations with others today, you ll be a major contributor once you get into the fray. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You ll function better as a counter-puncher today, so don t be the first to expose your hand when it comes to financial or commercial dealings with others. Hold back your aces. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Don t be bashful about posing probing questions today to as many people as you BRIDGE TIPS can in order to find your answers. In doing so, you ll unearth pertinent information you didn t know existed. CANCER (June 21-July 22) It would be wiser in the long run today not to attempt projects on your own where an extra pair of hands is required. You ll only stumble about without the necessary help. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) It isn t always the best formula to mix business with pleasure, but today doing so could turn out to be a winner. Figure out a good way to have fun while advancing your agenda. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) In order to get a project in which you re presently involved off dead-center, it may be necessary today to be willing to make changes, even if they involve bolder measures than you d like. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) After you ve successfully taken care of all your serious obligations and duties today, erase them from your mind and focus on the lighter things in life, such as getting together with your friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Opportunities for material or financial Use the rule for an unblock By Phillip Alder This comment by George Bernard Shaw is correct, but still a degree depressing: A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. Today, one defender has to find an honorable play to help defeat South s contract of three no-trump. What is it? West leads the heart six, his fourth-highest in the suit. Although five diamonds makes here, North is right to plunge into three notrump. At least his singleton is a high honor. When partner s fourth-highest lead is relatively high, third hand should apply the Rule of Eleven. Subtracting six from gain today are likely to come through somewhat veiled circumstances. It ll be up to you to keep your eyes open for those hidden advantages. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Today, associates may think you re a bit too into your personal involvements. However, it ll be you who will be advancing your interests and they who will be frivolously wasting time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You may find yourself mired in some sticky situations with which to contend today, but don t let that disturb you. You ll come up with ingenious ways to extricate yourself when needed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You must be careful to keep an open mind and not negatively prejudge a new associate you meet today. When you get to know this person better, you may find him or her a valuable acquaintance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) The best formula to follow today is to keep everything in proper balance. Be serious, practical and conscientious when conditions merit it, but treat that which is amusement light and fun. 11 gives five. So, there are five hearts higher than the six in the North, East and South hands combined. Since East can see four of them dummy s king and his own Q-J-8 he knows that declarer has only one higher heart. Further thought will reveal that this higher heart will be the nine or 10. (If West s suit were headed by the , he would have led the 10, not the six.) This should push East in the right direction. At trick one, under dummy s heart king, East must play his queen. This both tells partner about the queen and jack, and unblocks the suit. Then, after declarer takes the losing diamond finesse, West continues with the heart four to East s jack. That honorable defender returns the heart eight through declarer s 10, and the defenders take five tricks: one diamond and four hearts. A life spent learning from mistakes and avoiding them in the future is even more honorable.
8 8A THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 NATION INDIANAPOLIS IDs at polls debated CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA Bush pushes for private accounts CEIBA, PUERTO RICO WASHINGTON Americans nuclear fears remain Legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots has touched off fierce debate in three states, with opponents complaining the measures represent a return to the days of poll taxes and Jim Crow. Lawmakers in Georgia and Indiana walked off the job to protest the proposals, which they say would deprive the poor, the elderly and minorities of the right to vote. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, has already vetoed a similar measure and has vowed to do so again. The more President Bush stumps for restructuring Social Security, the less popular his own plan seems to become. His poll ratings are dropping, too, but Bush says he is not deterred. I m going to be stubborn. And we re going to keep working this, Bush told a supportive audience Wednesday at a community college here. Barnstorming on behalf of a presidential proposal is a time-honored technique to build grass-roots support. Bush used the strategy successfully in his first term for his tax cuts and for a Medicare prescription drug benefit. This time, it doesn t seem to be working. Not quite five months after a re-election victory that he claimed earned him political capital to spend, Bush s approval ratings are languishing in the mid-40 percent range and his Social Security plan for individual investment accounts seems to be winning few friends, either in Congress or among the general public. CARLOS H. RAMOS/ Vietnam war veteran Luis Rodriguez shows a tribute poster of the closed Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. A year after the U.S. Navy left Roosevelt Roads, taking with it 6,000 jobs and an estimated $300 million annually, Ceiba is struggling to get by as businesses close, unemployment rises and residents leave the town of 18,000. Though the Soviet Union is gone, the nuclear fears that fueled the Cold War haven t disappeared. Most Americans think nuclear weapons are so dangerous that no country should have them, and a majority believe it s likely that terrorists or a nation will use them within five years. The Bush administration repeatedly warns about nuclear weapons and is using diplomacy and force to try to limit the threat. That helps explain why 52 percent of Americans think a nuclear attack by one country against another is somewhat or very likely by 2010, according to an AP- Ipsos poll. Fifty-three percent think a nuclear attack by terrorists is at least somewhat likely. High court expands workplace protections for older employees Wall Street posts best day of 2005 BY MICHAEL J. MARTINEZ NEW YORK Modest growth in the gross domestic product and a drop in oil prices led gave Wall Street its best day of 2005 Wednesday as investors at least temporarily set aside inflation fears and picked up bargains in a heavily sold-off market. The Dow Jones Industrial average gained more than 135 points. According to the Commerce Department, fourth-quarter GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.8 percent, less than the 4 percent economists forecast. The department s price index rose 2.9 percent for the quarter, more than Wall Street expected, but was offset by increases in consumer spending and capital expenditures by businesses. Along with an upbeat report on the nation s oil reserves, the GDP report prompted Wall Street s strongest day of 2005 on heavy volume. All three major indexes saw their biggest one-day point gains since Dec. 1. Normally you wouldn t see MOVING SALE! this GDP report as a good thing, but with inflation out there, a little bit less growth is viewed as a positive, said Larry Peruzzi, senior equity trader at The Boston Company Asset Management. It cools things down just enough, without getting too cold. The Dow rose , or 1.3 percent, to 10, Broader stock indicators also gained ground. The Standard & Poor s 500 index was up 16.05, or 1.38 percent, at 1, The Nasdaq composite index gained 31.79, or 1.61 percent, to 2,005.67, after falling to a five-month low on Tuesday. The Nasdaq closed above the psychologically important 2,000 mark for the first time since March 21. The drop in oil prices came after the Energy Department reported a 5.4 million barrel increase to the nation s crude oil reserves. Light, sweet crude futures were down 24 cents at $53.99 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, though oil prices had fallen as low as $52.50 per barrel earlier in the session. 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ROTSTEIN FEATURE PERFORMER 3 SHOWS THURSDAY -FRIDAY -SATURDAY 8PM -11PM -2AM BLOND Little DELIBERATE BIAS NOT NEEDED TO WIN AGE DISCRIMINATION SUITS SUPREME COURT: The Supreme Court made it easier Wednesday for any worker over 40 to allege age discrimination, ruling that employers can be held liable even if they never intended harm. THE NUMBERS: About 75 million people roughly half the nation s work force are covered by the decision. WHAT IT MEANS: Older workers now have less of a burden to raise their claim in court when suing under federal law, although ultimately it may still be hard for them to win. Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that in some cases employers are within their rights to treat workers differently because of age. expanded job protections for roughly half the nation s work force, ruling that federal law allows people 40 and over to file age bias claims over salary and hiring even if employers never intended any harm. The decision eases the legal threshold for about 75 million middle-aged and older people to contend in court that a policy has a disproportionately hurtful effect on them. On the other hand, the ruling makes clear employers still TOMBSTONE, Ariz. Hundreds of volunteers, some of them armed, are expected to take up positions along the Mexican border Friday and begin patrolling for illegal immigrants an exercise some fear could attract racist crackpots and lead to vigilante violence. Organizers of the Minuteman Project said the civilian volunteers, many of whom were recruited over the Internet, will meet first for a rally in this one-time silver mining town, then fan out across 23 miles of the San Pedro Valley to watch the border for a month and report sightings of illegal activity to Border Patrol agents. Minuteman field operations director Chris Simcox described the project as the nation s largest neighborhood watch group and said one of the goals is to make the public aware of how porous the border is. Jim Gilchrist, a retired accountant from Aliso Viejo, Calif., who organized the project, said that some volunteers will carry handguns, which is allowed under Arizona law, but are being instructed to avoid confrontation, even if shot at. Still, law enforcement officials and human rights advocates are worried about the potential for bloodshed. Critics contend the project may attract antiimmigrant racists and vigilantes looking to confront illegal immigrants. At least one white supremacist group has mentioned the project on its Web site. They are domestic terrorists that represent a danger to the country and could promote a major border conflict that will have serious ramifications and consequences, said will prevail if they can cite a reasonable explanation for their policies, such as cost-cutting. Age... not uncommonly has relevance to an individual s capacity to engage in certain types of employment, Stevens wrote for the majority. The decision was applauded by advocates for older workers but criticized by business and municipal groups, which say it will create costly additional litigation. The case was brought by older police officers in Jackson, Miss., who contended a city policy favored younger colleagues. The court unanimously rejected their appeal but in a 5-3 vote ruled they were entitled to pursue the lawsuit. Armed volunteers plan to patrol the Mexican border PAUL CONNORS/ Michael King, a member of American Border Patrol, a citizen watchdog group that posts images from the U.S.-Mexico border to draw attention to illegal immigration, rides along the U.S.-Mexico border near Cochise County, Ariz. A new operation, the Minuteman Project, is to begin in April, The project calls for armed civilian volunteers to watch for illegal border crossings and report them to the border patrol. Armando Navarro, a University of California- Riverside political science professor and coordinator of the National Alliance for Human Rights, made up mostly of Hispanic activists. Michael Nicley, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol s Tucson sector, said the volunteers are not the kind of help the Border Patrol is asking for. Web Designer Needed FloridaKeys.com is accepting resumes for a web designer. 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9 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, A WORLD VATICAN CITY Pope has nasal feeding tube In another sign of Pope John Paul II s growing frailty, the Vatican said Wednesday that the 84-year-old pontiff was getting nutrition from a tube in his nose and acknowledged his convalescence from throat surgery last month has been slow. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro- Valls said John Paul was fitted with a nasogastric tube to improve the calorie intake and help him recover his strength. The statement was issued shortly after the pope tried unsuccessfully to speak to the crowds in St. Peter s Square for the second time in a week. After managing just a rasp of his voice, he blessed well-wishers by making the sign of the cross with his hand and withdrew from his window. GUNUNG SITOLI, INDONESIA SUZANNE PLUNKETT/ People ride motorbikes and bicycles through the streets of Nias, ruined by Monday s earthquake, on Wednesday in Gunung Sitoli on Nias Island, Indonesia. The massive earthquake late Monday killed hundreds and sparked fears of another tsunami in the region. Authorities: 1,000 dead in earthquake Firefighters freed a man trapped in a crumpled house on remote Nias island on Wednesday, 36 hours after he was buried in rubble. As the first foreign military help arrived, officials said an estimated 1,000 people had died in the region s latest large earthquake. Later, a magnitude-6.3 quake was reported off the west coast of northern Sumatra, the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., said. The quake, which occurred about 19 miles underground, was in the same region as Monday night s temblor. There were no immediate reports of a tsunami warning being issued or of any casualties or damages. The quake, which was one of at least four aftershocks felt in the last 24 hours, was centered about 170 miles south of Banda Aceh. Residents there did not feel any shaking. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said no tsunami warning was issued. BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN Kyrgyzstan gives no guarantees Kyrgyzstan s interim leader told the ousted president to stay away from the country for now, warning on Wednesday that Askar Akayev could cause more unrest if he returned and that the government could not guarantee his safety. Akayev, who fled this former Soviet republic last week after violent protests, hinted in a Russian television interview Tuesday that he might be willing to submit a formal resignation if he received security guarantees from parliament. He also said he wanted to come home. Acting President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, however, said Akayev s return could give rise to mass unrest in this impoverished country, which is home to a U.S. military base involved in the war on terrorist groups in Central Asia. First lady in war zone: Laura Bush supports Afghan women BY DEB RIECHMANN KABUL, Afghanistan Laura Bush s visit to Afghanistan, even if it was only for six hours, was worth more than money, President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday, heartily shaking the first lady s hand at his war-worn palace. This matters more than hundreds of millions of dollars, Karzai said. Much more. Mrs. Bush smiled. It s no secret that Afghanistan s fragile democracy depends in large part on international aid much of it coming from the United States. Her visit symbolized such support, in addition to providing a national morale boost. The first lady expressed high hopes for Afghanistan s infant democracy even envisioning a day when tourists might flock to the capital where there s a reminder of war at every turn. The brevity of her stay, however, reflected the security concerns of U.S. troops still tracking remnants of terrorists and the hardline Taliban government that was ousted three years ago. American soldiers in camouflage fatigues manned M-60 machine guns at both ends of four transport helicopters that flew the first lady and her entourage to events around Kabul. Apache attack helicopters that shadowed the aircraft provided further protection. I knew we d be safe, Mrs. Bush said aboard her plane shortly after it left to return to Washington. Afghanistan is safe. There are certainly parts of it that aren t right now. But, in general, I think it is a very safe place to travel. U.S. commanders have said they may cut their 17,000-strong force this year if a Taliban insurgency wanes. But they say the Afghan government remains vulnerable and some kind of U.S. presence will be needed for years. Security guards flanked Karzai everywhere he walked within the presidential palace compound. He really wants our troops to stay here, Mrs. Bush said about her talk with Karzai. He thinks it s very important for their stability. Karzai said Mrs. Bush s visit matters much more than hundreds of millions of dollars. Much more. Yet the fragile democracy is heavily dependent on international aid, and Mrs. Bush said she was asked for help to pay for scholarships, computers and books. At a mess hall at Bagram Air Base where Mrs. Bush dined with troops, Lt. Gen. David Barno said, If you are in Afghanistan, you really wanted to come here or you came on orders. That elicited laughter from soldiers, many of whom undoubtedly would rather be at home. The base, surrounded by the snowcapped Hindu Kush mountains outside Kabul, was the first and last stop I think Afghanistan really is a very beautiful place, Mrs. Bush said. I think eventually at some point and I hope to see this Afghanistan will become a wonderful place for tourists to come to because it is so exotic and because of its very, very fascinating history. CHARLES DHARAPAK/ U.S. first lady Laura Bush, right, is greeted by Afghan schoolchildren upon her arrival at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Attack on Shiite pilgrims raises fears of further violence aimed at religious festival BY ANTONIO CASTANEDA BAGHDAD, Iraq Gunmen opened fire on more Shiite Muslim pilgrims making their way Wednesday to a major religious festival in southern Iraq, killing one person and fueling fears that insurgents may target the gathering that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year. The latest ambush, near Mahaweel, about 35 miles south of Baghdad, also wounded two pilgrims, police Capt. Muthana al-furati said. Attacks on pilgrims Monday killed four people, including two police officers guarding pilgrims. Roads across Iraq were crowded with Shiites heading to the holy city of Karbala to celebrate the al-arbaeen festival Thursday. The holiday marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for one of Shiites most important saints, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Hussein, who was killed in a 7th century battle. Wearing white coffin shrouds signaling their readiness for martyrdom, tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-sadr, who has led uprisings against the U.S.-led forces in Iraq last year, paraded through the streets of Karbala on the eve of the al-arbaeen. We re the Mahdi Army. We came to you, oh Hussein, they chanted while snaking through the city. Some held photos of al- Sadr and waved swords, and others beat their chests with their fists in a sign of mourning. Now, you CAN take it with you! Spa Sale March 31 April 3 No fooling. Beginning April 1st, all daily home delivery subscribers to The Citizen will be able to receive, at no additional cost, the Florida Keys only daily paper via our new Electronic Edition online every day. 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10 10A THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 WORLD Insurgent attacks against U.S. troops decline; Iraqi forces targeted BY TRACI CARL BAGHDAD, Iraq Insurgent attacks in Iraq have fallen dramatically since the Jan. 30 elections, and the number of U.S. deaths reported this month dropped to the lowest in a year. But the news isn t all good. Militants are focusing their attacks on Iraqi government and security officials as the new leaders of Iraq assume a greater role in their fragile nation. Both U.S. and Iraqi officials agree that attacks overall have fallen since the Jan. 30 elections, although it is unclear if the trend is just a temporary lull as militants change tactics, or a sign that the insurgency is weakening. Michael O Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, which has been tracking the insurgency, said attacks against U.S. forces have dropped by at least 25 percent since last fall, when U.S. officials launched a major offensive against the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. Attacks then ranged from 80 to 90 a day, O Hanlon said. However, attacks still haven t fallen below the level of a year ago between 10 to 20 a day, according to a Defense Department document dated July U.S. defense officials say they were down to 40 to 45 a day in recent weeks, lower than the preelection average of 50 to 60 a day. The change was apparent after the elections, with the number of U.S. soldiers killed dropping from 58 in February to 30 in March the lowest monthly death toll since 20 American soldiers were killed in February 2004, according to an Associated Press count. Air Force Lt. Gen. Lance Smith said U.S. forces could begin coming home in significant numbers if insurgent violence is low through general elections scheduled for the end of the year. A larger and more capable insurgency, setbacks in the efforts to develop Iraq security forces, or missed deadlines by the transitional government could delay any significant drawdown, said Smith, the deputy commander of U.S. Central Command. As reports of car bombings and ambushes noticeably dwindle, another trend has been seen as more Iraqi police and soldiers are put out on the street. Attackers are targeting Iraqi officials seen as traitors for working with and eventually replacing the U.S.-led coalition, Army Capt. Salman Abdul Wahid said, adding that many attacks in March were against Iraqi forces. The Iraqi army and police are easy targets for terrorists, he said. They lack the modern equipment of the Americans. There are also more of them on the streets every day. Ali al- Faisal, a member of the Shiite clergy-backed United Iraqi Alliance, a coalition of lawmakers leading the new parliament, said the change was because Iraqi police are taking the lead in fighting the insurgency. In the past, they were targeting the American forces because they were in charge of security, he said. After the new Iraqi army MOHAMMED IBRAHIM/ A firefighter douses a burning car after an insurgent attack in Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday. Four insurgents got out of a car near the checkpoint and began shooting, killing six victims and wounding eight others before they were shot dead, police said. U.S. military officials didn't immediately have information on the attack. and police were established and succeeded in maintaining security and began annihilating [the insurgents] they shifted their attacks. Still, insurgents haven t forgotten the Americans. On Saturday, two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others were wounded by a car bomb in Baghdad. The developments are being closely watched, as U.S. and Iraqi officials try to determine when the U.S. government will withdraw from the country. On Monday, interim Interior Minister Falah al-naqib outlined progress by the growing number of security forces and said attacks were not only decreasing, but claiming fewer victims. He credited the growing role of Iraqi forces, saying it was easier for them to gather intelligence on insurgents than it was for U.S. troops. British teacher pummeled shark to free leg BY CLARE NULLIS CAPE TOWN, South Africa A British surfer attacked by a great white shark described Wednesday how he kicked and lashed out wildly to free his leg from the shark s jaws, which sliced his flesh like a knife through butter. Chris Sullivan was surfing with friends Monday when the 13- foot shark attacked. It came up slow and I saw its eyes and it looked really dark gray, said Sullivan, sitting in a wheelchair at a clinic. I turned and I saw the underneath of its belly. Then I saw its mouth. Then it grabbed hold of my leg. I started lashing out, hitting it. I think I kicked it. I pulled the leg out. It felt like a knife through butter and I thought oops, said the school teacher who has traveled the world in pursuit of his surfing passion. Sullivan, 32, said he managed to stay on his surf board and catch a wave back to shore, BOA S TIRE SERVICE QUALITY WORK AT REASONABLE PRICES New Tires Used Tires Complete Automotive Service th St. Behind Burger King Mike Angleton Specializing in: Key West Citizen advertising Keysnews.com advertising Free Press Community papers from Lower Keys to Ocean Reef Personalized service with your account OBED ZILWA/ British surfer Chris Sullivan gestures during a media interview at Constatia Medic Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday. Sullivan, sitting next to his girlfriend Barbara Robinson, right, explained how he fought a Great White Shark after biting him on his left leg while surfing in Noordhoek beach last Monday where a local veterinary surgeon who had also been surfing applied an emergency tourniquet to his leg. Sullivan needed 200 stitches in his calf. The attack at Nordhoek on a stunning stretch of beach about 12 miles from Cape Town occurred at the same point where a bodyboarder was killed 18 months ago. A great white bit off the leg of a teenage surfer one year ago nearby, and a 77-year-old swimmer was eaten by a great white in nearby Fish Hoek last October. Clive Mortimer, the station commander of the National Sea Rescue Institute, said Sullivan was extremely lucky, to have escaped alive. Sullivan dismissed suggestions that sharks deemed to be a threat should be culled. I haven t got a problem with the shark, he said. I was in its water and I was stupid enough to go surfing where there was a lot of sharks. IICRC Certified Call Mike today at , ext CLEANING SYSTEMS GOT MOLD? Free Consultation Fire & Water Damage, Mold Remediation Cuban Central Bank chief says island sees first surplus in decade BY ANITA SNOW HAVANA Cuba s central bank chief said Tuesday that the country s economy registered its first surplus in a decade in 2004 and expects another surplus this year as the communist government reasserts economic control after dumping the U.S. dollar and strengthening its own national currency. Central Bank President Francisco Soberon told The Associated Press in an interview that high international prices for the nickel the island produces and an improvement in tourism contributed to creation of the first surplus since Ten years ago, Cuba was still reeling from a severe economic crisis brought on by the loss of its Soviet aid and trade. Since, the island has been forced to diversify its economy from one that was once almost wholly dependent on sugar exports and barter trade with its former ideological allies. We have to keep an eye on the price of petroleum, Soberon allowed, saying that higher crude costs would affect the Cuban economy, but we are optimistic about another surplus in Soberon declined to quantify Cuba s surplus, saying that and other numbers such as reserve figures were confidential information that could be used against the island by the U.S. government and other enemies of Cuba. He also expressed optimism about recent moves to strengthen both the Cuban peso, which is used by government wage-earners for subsidized goods and services, and the convertible Cuban peso, a second currency used for consumer goods that aren t available in poorly stocked peso stores or on the government ration. President Fidel Castro announced Thursday that the convertible Cuban peso would no longer be on par with the U.S. dollar. After being the island s primary form of legal tender for 11 years, the U.S. dollar was removed from circulation four months ago and replaced on a 1-1 basis by the convertible Cuban peso as the primary currency used for many consumer goods. Now, beginning April 9, the convertible peso will be tied to several major foreign currencies including the euro, initially marking an 8 percent revaluation. The Cuban leader said the move was necessary to create an economy that is no longer dependent on the American dollar, which he said is steadily losing value against other world currencies. Castro s announcement came a week after the government strengthened the regular Cuban peso by 7 percent. That revaluation marked the first change in the currency s exchange rate since it was frozen in December In addition, a 10 percent surcharge put in place last year for the sale of American dollars at exchange houses remains intact. That means that with the 8 percent revaluation of the Cuban convertible peso it will now cost 18 U.S. cents for each dollar changed into Cuban money. Euros, British sterling, Swiss francs, and other major international currencies will lose 8 percent of their value when changed into Cuban convertible pesos. Soberon said those most likely to be affected by the latest measures are Cubans who receive U.S. dollar remittances from relatives in the United States. It will all depend upon what their family abroad does, the bank chief said. If their relatives increase what they send, it won t affect them. It really isn t that much more they have to send. Soberon said one of the measure s aims is to narrow the difference between average Cuban government workers who earn the equivalent of about $11 a month and people who receive money from abroad. Soberon said the measure would affect foreign entities operating on the island, such as embassies and international firms, requiring them to pay 8 percent more on many monthly bills, most of which are now charged in convertible Cuban pesos. Soberon said that the measure probably would not have a major impact on tourists traveling to Cuba on package deals charged in foreign currencies in other countries as long as the tour operators don t decide to pass on their increased costs to consumers. He admitted that it will cost more for tourists traveling here on their own, but said that Cuba s worth it. Cuba is so attractive, of such cultural interest, that the 8 percent [increase in cost] will be imperceptible, he said. 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11 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, A FROM PAGE 1 MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen A key deer on Sugarloaf Key is tagged and has a device to allow wildlife officials to track its movement. Protection Continued from page 1A Act: To identify where federal agencies are working at cross purposes and to bring them together to resolve those inconsistencies. In 1997, the two agencies agreed to a plan that required oversight of permitting in the Keys by the Wildlife Service. Since then, Monroe County has relied on information provided by the Wildlife Service to determine whether prospective builders must seek federal approval for their projects. At the time the plan was implemented, it caused consternation among some builders because it added another layer of government oversight to the already complex county building process. According to court documents, a 2003 biological opinion issued by the Wildlife Service failed to evaluate whether FEMA s insurance program was continuing to jeopardize the endangered species, thereby violating once again the Endangered Species Act. According to court documents, a 2003 biological opinion issued by the Wildlife Service failed to evaluate whether FEMA s insurance program was continuing to jeopardize the endangered species, thereby violating once again the Endangered Species Act. In addition, the judge found that agencies were relying in many cases on what amounted to voluntary compliance by property owners to save species habitat. Moore found unpersuasive FEMA s arguments that failure to comply with the requirements could result in the county s suspension from participation in the flood insurance program. Moore wrote the plan does nothing to compel landowners to adhere to recommendations by [the Wildlife Service]. Indeed, the record indicates that some landowners entirely disregarded the requirements for habitat protection. Moore also wrote that if the court were to adopt FEMA s argument it would mean that a federal agency could fulfill its [responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act] by implementing a voluntary national program that has no effect on the specific species affected by the agency s actions. Henry Morgenstern, another attorney who worked on the case, lauded the judge s ruling as one that will finally force a real solution to the issue. The procedure they re using now [requires] a lot of paperwork. We were never in favor of this. It was a terrible idea from the start, Morgenstern said. Landowners hated it, the agencies hated it, environmentalists hated it because it doesn t accomplish the protection that s supposed to be given. Fish and Wildlife did it anyway, we think for political reasons, because it didn t stop development. Now they re going to have to come up with a better way. The ruling will have national effects because any community served by FEMA s flood insurance program that also has endangered species habitat will be subject to whatever new plan is developed, White and Morgenstern said. In the Keys, the ruling will affect property located in habitat for any of following species native to the Keys: Key deer, Key Largo cotton mouse, Key Largo wood rat, Lower Keys marsh rabbit, Schaus swallowtail butterfly, sliver rice rat, Stock Island tree snail and the Keys tree cactus. County Growth Management Director Tim McGarry said Wednesday he didn t know what effect Moore s decision would have on the Keys. And until federal agencies respond, we re kind of in the dark, he said. County Attorney Richard Collins, in an to county staff and officials, on Wednesday wrote, You may want to be prepared for what I anticipate to be a major headache for us. County Continued from page 1A Coppitt Key, Geiger Key, Shark Key and Boca Chica Road]. However, a boiler-plate paragraph that appears at the top of county agendas, including Saturday s meeting agenda, states that: Any person who wishes to be heard shall provide the [county] clerk with his or her name and residence and the agenda item on which he or she wishes to be heard.... An individual has three minutes and a person representing an organization has five minutes to address the board.... Collins said of the apparent conflict that it is best to err on the side of open government. My interpretation is that the Government-in-the-Sunshine and public meeting laws should be interpreted liberally he said.... Residents will be able to sign up and speak as they normally do. Speaking Tuesday on U.S. 1 Radio Morning Magazine news program, Spehar said questions about a controversial Stock Island sewer project also were off limits at the public meeting. A private firm that received the county contract for the Stock Island project, KW Resort Utilities, is expected to be among bidders for Lower Keys projects if the county assumes oversight of such projects from the Aqueduct Authority, as Spehar repeatedly has advocated. The possibility of the firm s involvement has drawn criticism from property owners in the Big Coppitt Key area. Fish Continued from page 1A the island chain. That kind of stuff drives our markets down, Iarocci said of activities authorities are targeting. In addition to recreational fishermen competing with commercial fishermen, if retail outlets can pass off inferior fish species to unsuspecting consumers as premium products such as grouper, it drives down the demand for the desired catch from which commercial fishermen earn their livelihoods. In addition to the FWCC, the state departments of Agriculture and Consumer Services and of Business and Professional Regulation are participating in the operation. As part of the probe, investigators may pose as recreational fishermen attempting to make backdoor sales or purchases, perform DNA tests to determine the species of fishery products suspected of being mislabeled and visit supermarkets, fish stores and other retail establishments to check delivery boxes for accurate labeling of fish species, according to authorities. The Agriculture Department s law enforcement branch has also gathered information from more than 500 shipments of seafood products shipped through the agency s inspection stations on Florida interstates. LUNCH A Classic Key West Experience At The Hickory House Off the Road On the Water Uptown Stock Island Got Lunch? We Do! 11-2:30 Daily Sunday Brunch 11-2:30 Square Grouper Sandwiches French Onion Soup Lobster Bisque Jerry s Tomato Salad 1029 Southard St Delivery Available ON THE BOULEVARD Cuban & Island Cuisine Homemade Soup of the Day Daily Special under $10.00 LOCAL S DISCOUNT Dine in or Carry out N. 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13 Walter Davis holds a 20- pound permit SPORTS 1B THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 WHAT S HOT IN THE WATER? CATCH THE FISHING REPORT, 2B SPORTS SHORTS NFL seeking stronger policy on testosterone due to IOC change NEW YORK The NFL wants stronger testing for testosterone in its steroid program to be in line with the Olympics. The league is seeking an agreement with its players union on tighter standards, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday. The league proposes a change in the ratio between testosterone and epitestosterone in the body that would be in keeping with what the International Olympic Committee has in place. Aiello noted the NFL has always adhered to the IOC standards and wants the change because the Olympics have upgraded their standards. Such a move would need approval of the NFL Players Association. Gene Upshaw, the union s executive director, has been a staunch advocate of more stringent steroid testing. Aiello said the timing of the league s request had nothing to do with a CBS News report that will air on 60 Minutes Wednesday. It said Carolina Panthers Todd Sauerbrun and Jeff Mitchell and former player Todd Steussie had steroid prescriptions filled by a South Carolina doctor now under investigation by federal authorities. The CBS report said the players all had prescriptions for testosterone cream filled within two weeks of the Panthers appearance in the 2004 Super Bowl. It also stated Sauerbrun one of the league s top punters obtained syringes and the injectable steroid Stanozolol, which is also banned by the league. Morrison, Gonzaga s top scorer, says he will return for junior year SPOKANE, Wash. Gonzaga s leading scorer, Adam Morrison, will return for his junior year. Morrison had been the subject of speculation he might make himself eligible for the NBA draft after his stock rose sharply near the end of the season. But he decided he wanted to remain a part of Gonzaga basketball. I think it s the right decision, his father, John Morrison, said Wednesday. It gives him a chance to get stronger and work on ballhandling and 3-point percentage. Adam Morrison was not immediately available for comment. Coach Mark Few, traveling to the Final Four in St. Louis, also was Morrison KEYS CALENDAR TODAY IN THE KEYS BASEBALL Key West at Chattahoochee, Ga., 5:30 p.m. SOFTBALL Key West vs. TBA at The Kissimmee Klassic in Kissimmee, TBA TODAY ON TV GOLF TGC European PGA Tour, Portugal Open, first round, at Quinta da Marinha, Portugal, 9 a.m. USA PGA Tour, BellSouth Classic, first round, at Duluth, Ga., 4 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ESPN2 Girls, McDonald s All-American Game, at South Bend, Ind., 5 p.m. MEN S COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN NIT, championship, Saint Joseph s vs. South Carolina at New York, 7 p.m. ESPN Exhibition, slam dunk and 3-point contest, at St. Louis, 9 p.m. NBA SUN Miami at Indiana, 8 p.m. TNT Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. TNT Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. TENNIS ESPN ATP Masters Series, NASDAQ-100 Open, men s quarterfinal, at Key Biscayne, 1 p.m. ESPN2 ATP Masters Series, NASDAQ-100 Open, men s quarterfinal, at Key Biscayne, 3 p.m. ESPN2 ATP Masters Series, NASDAQ-100 Open, women s semifinal, at Key Biscayne, 7 p.m. FLORIDA LOTTERY Cash 3: Play 4: Fantasy 5: Lotto $10 million jackpot: not available for comment. Morrison s decision means Gonzaga will have four starters returning from a team that was 26-5 and finished No. 10 in the final poll. The Bulldogs were upset in the second round of the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive season. Morrison, a 6-foot-8, 205-pounder, averaged a teamhigh 19 points per game last season. Ronny Turiaf is the only starter to graduate from Gonzaga s team. In addition to Morrison, returning starters include post player J.P. Batista, point guard Derek Raivio and guard Erroll Knight. The top three players off the bench also return, as does guard Nathan Doudney, who missed most of last season with a knee injury. BY JOSEPH WHITE WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: UNITED STATES 2, GUATEMALA 0 MARK HUMPHREY/ Eddie Johnson, right, of the United States is congratulated by Steve Cherundolo after Johnson scored against Guatemala in the first half at the final round of World Cup qualifying in Birmingham, Ala. on Wednesday. Sweet home Alabama U.S. one step closer to World Cup with victory in Birmingham BY RONALD BLUM BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Eddie Johnson came through once again, showing the stellar form that s made him America s top scorer and giving the United States a key victory in World Cup qualifying. A day shy of his 21st birthday, Johnson scored a brilliant goal in the 11th minute and set up Steve Ralston s goal in the 68th to lead the United States over Guatemala 2-0 Wednesday night. Johnson, who also nearly connected on an audacious bicycle kick, has eight goals in eight international appearances, an astonishing figure WASHINGTON It seems 34 years would be enough time for Major League Baseball to get things in order for its return to the nation s capital. But no, there s a mad dash as the Washington Nationals prepare for their debut. With an exhibition game against the New York Mets set for Sunday at RFK Stadium, the outfield wall installed this week still needs painting. Tickets are just being put in the mail. And the Nationals still are the only team that doesn t have a deal to have their games televised. My hair s probably going to fall out this week, team president Tony Tavares said. It s been a frantic pace since Major League Baseball, which owns the franchise, announced Sept. 29 that the team would move from Montreal. The that has caused European clubs to express interest in acquiring him from Major League Soccer s Dallas team. Seven of the goals have come in World Cup qualifiers, tying him with Brian McBride for second on the U.S. career list, two behind Earnie Stewart. Just three days after playing tentatively and conservatively in a dismal 2-1 loss at Mexico, the Americans opened with one of their most high-octane performances, outshooting the Guatemalans 14-3 in the first half. Poor finishing, especially by Brian Ching, kept the United States from running up the score. By winning their first home game in the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Nationals in mad dash toward Opening Day Washington struggling to get facilities ready in time for team s return to capital MANUEL BALCE CENETA/ Daniel Lepe, paints a foul pole at RFK Stadium, the home field of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday in Washington. short time frame is unprecedented in modern history. The last expansion teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, had three full years to prepare for opening day from the date their franchises were awarded and region, the Americans improved to 2-0-1, temporarily taking over the group lead with seven points. Mexico (2-0), which played at Panama (0-1-1) Wednesday night, had six, followed by Guatemala (1-1-1) and Costa Rica (1-1-1), which was held to a 0-0 tie at Trinidad and Tobago (0-2-1). The Americans were forced to make changes because DaMarcus Beasley was suspended for getting his second yellow card of qualifying and captain Claudio Reyna sprained an ankle during Sunday s game in Mexico. U.S. Soccer scheduled the game for Legion Field, expecting a patriotic redwhite-and-blue crowd. But, See QUALIFIER, page 2B their preparations didn t have the rapt nationwide attention the Nationals receive from being in the nation s capital. Tavares keeps a meticulous list of See NATIONALS, page 3B PREP BASEBALL Conchs drop second straight CITIZEN STAFF ROSWELL, Ga. The Key West High School baseball team fell behind 9-0 after two innings at Centennial on Wednesday. And once top starter Chas Spottswood gave way to junior Santi Arencibia, it seemed the Conchs would begin their three-game road trip in Georgia with a loss. But the Conchs piled up nine runs in the next four innings to tie the game in the top of the sixth, but destiny took back over the rest of the Arencibia way. The Knights pushed a run across in the bottom of the inning and Key West couldn t score Ezra Josephson from third base in the seventh and suffered its second straight loss, The main reason the Conchs (13-3) even had the opportunity to win was the strong performance by Arencibia. Spottswood was roughed up for nine runs and eight hits, in the second inning, but Arencibia came on to earn one of his six strikeouts to end that inning and didn t allow a run until the sixth. I can t say enough about the job [Arencibia] did, Key West coach Ralph Henriquez said. He was gutsy and he challenged people. His performance gives me more confidence in him. Henriquez has always had confidence in his offense and they didn t let him down. The Conchs began their comeback charge when D.J. Randolph, who was 3-for-4 with four RBI in the game, laced a two-rbi single in the third inning. A Tony Lopez RBI single and Ralphie Henriquez sacrifice fly added two more runs in the fourth to pull the Conchs within five. Blake Barber struck in the fifth with his first home run of the season, a solo shot. Josephson then hit a fielders choice to score Daryl Lewis, who had two doubles in the game, and the Conchs were suddenly down just 9-6. No. 3 Key West pulled even in the sixth when Henriquez hit an RBI double and Randolph knocked in two with a single. Once the Knights (10-2) went up one in the bottom of the sixth, the Key West coaches felt they became the victim of some bad calls. Most notably with Josephson on third and Storr up with two outs. Storr hit the ball in the infield and was thrown out in a close call at first. Coach Henriquez disagreed with that, as well as what he believed to be a blown balk call just before that which would have plated the tying run. KEYSNEWS.COM AND SPORTS TOO
14 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 SPORTS 2B NBA Source: Brown returning to coach Pistons today Larry Brown will return to coach the Detroit Pistons this week after missing 10 games, a team source told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Brown will rejoin the team at practice today, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, and will be on the bench at home Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. He did not coach Detriot on Wednesday night at home against Sacramento, missing his 10th straight game since undergoing a procedure related to hip surgery. AUTO RACING Committee upholds Berrier suspension CHARLOTTE, N.C. The four-race suspension Kevin Harvick s crew chief got for rigging his gas tank was upheld Wednesday by an appeals committee. Berrier admitted making the tank appear full when it actually wasn t during a qualifying run earlier this month at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR implemented a rule this season requiring all cars to qualify with full tanks. A lighter tank would make the car faster. HOPE YOU AREN T CLAUSTR0PHOBIC Al Goldis/ Michigan State women s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie, center, is surrounded by media as she answers questions outside the team s offices Wednesday in East Lansing, Mich. The women s team, headed to the Final Four for the first time in school history, is getting its first taste of the event s demanding distractions. MLB Owners approve A s sale to L.A. developer PHOENIX Baseball s owners unanimously approved the sale of the Oakland Athletics to Los Angeles real estate developer Lewis Wolff on Wednesday, all but finalizing a deal in the works for about a year. The owners spoke for 5 minutes via conference call to approve the sale, the next-tolast step necessary for Wolff and his group of investors to assume control of the team. Now, the parties just have to hold the closing and sign the documents to finalize. NFL Jaguars sign free agent Marcellus Wiley JACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars signed veteran free agent defensive end Marcellus Wiley to a one-year contract Wednesday as the team added another free agent end to their defensive front. If everything works out though, (the deal) could be for much longer by the end of the year, Wiley s agent Brad Blank said. The 6-foot-4, 278-pound Wiley joins fellow free agent pickup Reggie Hayward as the likely starters at defensive end next season. SPREADS GLANTZ-CULVER LINE NCAA Tournament Saturday s games At St. Louis Semifinals FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Illinois 3 (146) Louisville North Carolina 5 (157 1/2) Michigan St. NIT Tonight At New York Championship Saint Joseph s 1 (122 1/2) South Carolina NBA FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Miami 5 1/2 at Indiana at Chicago 2 Cleveland at L.A. Lakers 1 Minnesota NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB y-miami xz-detroit /2 xz-boston /2 Washington Chicago Cleveland /2 Indiana Philadelphia Orlando /2 New Jersey New York Toronto /2 Milwaukee /2 Charlotte Atlanta /2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB xz-phoenix xz-san Antonio xz-seattle Dallas /2 Houston /2 Sacramento /2 Memphis Denver /2 Minnesota /2 L.A. Lakers L.A. Clippers Golden State /2 Portland /2 Utah New Orleans x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-division leaders Tuesday s games Cleveland 94, L.A. Clippers 84 Miami 103, Toronto 91 Seattle 102, Memphis 99 L.A. Lakers 117, New York 107 Wednesday s games Washington 102, Atlanta 99 Dallas 112, Boston 100 Orlando 108, Toronto 96 Chicago 102, Charlotte 99 Detroit 99, Sacramento 82 New Jersey 95, L.A. Clippers 78 Golden State 113, Milwaukee 109 Seattle at San Antonio, late Denver at Utah, late Houston at Portland, late Philadelphia at Phoenix, late Today s games Miami at Indiana, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday s games Toronto at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Cleveland, 8 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Detroit, 8 p.m. Memphis at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Toronto Los Angeles Baltimore Minnesota Cleveland Tampa Bay New York Boston Detroit Oakland Kansas City Chicago Seattle Texas NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct New York San Francisco Colorado St. Louis San Diego Arizona Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Chicago Atlanta Washington Milwaukee Pittsburgh Philadelphia Florida SCOREBOARD NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Tuesday s games St. Louis 10, Florida 5 Houston 7, Cleveland 6 Toronto 11, Pittsburgh 5 Baltimore 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Oakland 10, Seattle 5 San Diego 13, Texas 12 Chicago Cubs 13, Milwaukee 6 Colorado 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 10, L.A. Angels 9 San Francisco 9, Arizona 5 Atlanta 12, Detroit 4 N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 3 Minnesota 12, Cincinnati 11, 10 innings Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 4 Wednesday s games Washington 4, Atlanta 3, 11 innings Boston 6, Tampa Bay 4 Baltimore 5, St. Louis 5, tie, 10 innings Detroit 7, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 5, tie Toronto 6, Philadelphia 5 Cincinnati 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 L.A. Dodgers 9, Houston 8, 10 innings Florida 3, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Angels 6, San Francisco 2 Oakland 6, Milwaukee 1 Chicago Cubs 5, Colorado 4 Kansas City 5, Seattle 3 San Diego (ss) 9, Texas 6 Chicago White Sox 14, Arizona 0 San Diego State at San Diego (ss), 10:05 p.m. Today s games L.A. Dodgers vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Houston vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Cleveland at Winter Haven, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago White Sox at Tucson, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Texas vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:15 p.m. Baltimore vs. St. Louis at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m. Boston (ss) at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Friday s games N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. Colorado vs. Texas at Albuquerque, N.M., 6:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Cincinnati at Memphis, Tenn., 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Round Rock (AAA), 7:05 p.m. Florida vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 7:10 p.m. Baltimore vs. St. Louis at Oklahoma City, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10 p.m. Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB Approved the sale of the Oakland Athletics from Steve Schott and Ken Hofmann to Lewis Wolff. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES Acquired INF-OF Ramon Nivar from Texas for LHP Matt Riley. Traded C Keith McDonald to Texas for future considerations. DETROIT TIGERS Assigned C Sandy Martinez and OF Dewayne Wise to their minor league camp. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Reassigned INF Dallas McPherson and RHP Chris Bootcheck to their minor league camp. Agreed to terms with INF Andy Fox on a minor league contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Optioned LHP Dan Meyer and C Jeremy Brown to Sacramento of the PCL. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Asked unconditional release waivers on LHP Gabe White. CINCINNATI REDS Optioned RHP Jose Acevedo and RHP Todd Coffey to Louisville of the IL. Reassigned OF Jason Romano and LHP Jeriome Robertson to their minor league camp. Released C Bobby Estalella. FLORIDA MARLINS Sent RHP Ben Howard outright to Albuquerque of the PCL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Optioned OF David Krynzel and RHP Justin Lehr to Nashville of the PCL. Reassigned RHP Julio Santana to their minor league camp. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Placed RHP Amaury Telemaco on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Offered Rule 5 draft OF Shane Victorino back to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Reassigned C A. J. Hinch and OF Mark Budzinski to their minor league camp. Optioned 1B Ryan Howard to Scanton/Wilkes-Barre of the IL. Placed RHP Vicente Padilla on the 15-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Reassigned OF Ben Grieve and RHP Mark Corey to Indianapolis of the IL. Purchased the contract of RHP Rick White from Indianapolis. Acquired C David Ross from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Released LHP Wayne Franklin and RHP Al Levine. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS Activated G-F Jerry Stackhouse from the injured list. Placed C D.J. Mbenga on the injured list. WASHINGTON WIZARDS Signed F Damone Brown to a second 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Basketball Association DENVER BRONCOS Acquired DL Ebenezer Ekuban and DL Michael Myers from Cleveland for RB Reuben Droughns. ST. LOUIS RAMS Signed DE Jay Williams to a threeyear contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Signed OL Ray Brown. SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLAS Acquired F Carlos Ruiz from Los Angeles for an allocation. LOS ANGELES GALAXY Traded F Carlos Ruiz to Dallas for an allocation. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION Signed MF Shalrie Joseph to a contact extension. Qualifier Continued from page 1B surprisingly, the majority of fans at gametime consisted of blue-clad Guatemalan supporters. They filled the old football stadium with the sound of their national anthem, and cheered loudly for the Chapines, but by the end of the first-half, chants of U-S-A! U-S-A! took over. Nifty passing set up both goals. On the first, Pablo Mastroeni sent a through pass to Landon Donovan, who let Johnson run onto the ball. His left-footed shot from 12 yards hit the right post, then rebounded across the goalmouth and into the left side of the net. On the second, Eddie Lewis crossed the ball into the center, where Johnson flicked it with his head to Ralston, who hopped over a defender and beat goalkeeper Richard Trigueno from short range. In the 66th, Donovan put the ball in off a cross from Lewis, but was ruled offside on a close play. U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller then made a sprawling one-onone save on Carlos Ruiz and, at the other end, Johnson s bicycle kick was blocked by Trigueno. Guatemala s Nestor Martinez batted the ball with a hand during the sequence in the penalty area, but there was no call. The Americans next qualifier is June 4 against Costa Rica. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BoSox send Kim to Rockies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT MYERS The Boston Red Sox traded reliever Byung- Hyun Kim to the Colorado Rockies, calling the $10 million, twoyear deal they gave him in 2004 a mistake. Kim was sent Wednesday to the Rockies for left-handed pitcher Chris Narveson, 23, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, and catcher Charles Johnson, who was immediately designated for assignment and released. As part of the trade, Colorado sent Boston about $2.6 million to equalize the salaries. Johnson is owed $9 million and Kim $6 million, part of a $10 million, two-year deal he signed before the 2004 season. We certainly made a mistake and I take responsibility for that, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said. It s just a mystery what happened to this guy. Kim, a 26-year-old sidearmer, was a major factor in Boston reaching the 2003 playoffs, but Epstein said Wednesday he should have let Kim get a one-year contract through arbitration rather than sign him to a two-year deal. I m not so sure (success) would have happened to him in Boston, he said. He was crying for a change of scenery. Walter Davis, wrestling coach at Vestal High School in New York, is shown here holding his 20-pound permit caught while fishing on "Ware's the fish" with Capt. Mick Ware. The fish was caught in the backcountry and released unharmed to be caught another day. Kelly Gander, left, displays this 30- inch, 20-pound black grouper along with her father Fred Cabanas. Gander speared the fish on Easter weekend aboard the the Grunt Molester at Pelican Shoal. Backcountry Tarpon, tarpon, tarpon. It s impossible to consider a backcountry trip right now in the Keys and not look for tarpon, especially when reports have been flying that the big tarpon have finally arrived and are everywhere. One report had an angler snare a 170-pound tarpon that was 78 inches long and 42 inches in girth. Offshore The sailfishing is still on the rise as several boats reported catching and releasing multiple sails during the past couple of days. Also, tuna are still being caught during almost every offshore excursion, mostly in 600-to-800 feet of water. With a cold front bearing down on the Keys this weekend, expect the offshore action to drop off around WHAT S BITING Saturday when the winds could be 15-to-20 miles an hour. Reef After a three-day excursion some 40 miles off Key West, Capt. Eddie Griffiths, of his brother Andy Griffiths Charters, reported he and his anglers tore up the red grouper, king mackerel and mutton snapper. Fishing report contributed by Capt. Eddie Griffiths of Andy Griffiths Charters and Capt. Johnny Irwin of Seabreeze Charters. 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15 3B THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 SPORTS: Major League Baseball McKeon, Marlins still unsure if Pierre will be ready for opener BY TIM REYNOLDS PORT ST. LUCIE Juan Pierre played every inning of every Florida game last season, the only major-leaguer to manage such a feat. Nobody knows if he ll be ready for the first inning of Pierre, who hasn t missed a game since joining the Marlins two years ago, has been sidelined for the last three weeks with a strained right calf muscle, an injury suffered on a seemingly innocuous play he was simply running down a fly ball. Tests have not shown any tears of the muscle, but it apparently is not responding quickly to treatment, either. Pierre, the Marlins center fielder and leadoff hitter, has repeatedly declined to answer any questions about the injury and his rehabilitation process. My gut feeling is, knowing him and maybe I m optimistic, that he ll find a way to play, Marlins manager Jack McKeon said Wednesday before his team with Chris Aguila in center field faced the New York Mets. On the other hand, I don t know that for sure. It s better to be on the safe side if he s not right. The Marlins have struggled mightily this spring. Even after beating the Mets 3-2 on Wednesday, they still have the worst exhibition record (9-19), are ranked last in batting average (.239), home runs (14), and runs scored (98), and have been held to three or fewer runs 19 times in 29 games, including one tie. Clearly, they miss Pierre their catalyst for the last two seasons. Last year, Pierre led the National League last season with 221 hits, tied for first with 12 triples and batted.326; in the Marlins World Series title year of 2003, he led the National League with 65 stolen bases. We know he ll be ready sometime soon, Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis said. Pierre, who has been taking batting practice, was scheduled to resume running at the team s complex in Jupiter on Wednesday, McKeon said. Pierre did not accompany the Marlins on their short bus ride north to Port St. Lucie for the game against the Mets. He s been on a light running regimen suffering the injury, but was held back in recent days further clouding hopes that he ll be in uniform when Florida starts the regular season against Atlanta on Tuesday. McKeon still hasn t ruled out having Pierre who s missed just 16 games over the last four full major league seasons start this year on the disabled list, a move that would likely lead to Juan Encarnacion spending the season s first two weeks in center field and having second baseman Luis Castillo bat leadoff. I m going to rely on what the doctors say, McKeon said. I think Juan is intelligent enough to realize that getting back when he s not right will jeopardize the whole healing process. After Wednesday, the Marlins have four spring training games remaining. There s little chance Pierre will play Thursday against Washington, yet McKeon is optimistic that the center fielder could possibly play against the Mets on Friday or Saturday, or even against JAMES A. FINLEY/ Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon enjoys a cigar on Monday. Florida s Single-A team in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday. McKeon indicated that if Pierre isn t back by the weekend, odds are slim that he ll play on Tuesday. So you miss the first series, McKeon said. If you re not right, let s not have a chance of prolonging that injury. things to accomplish, and lately he s been focused on matters ranging from handicapped seating to the installation of monitors with DVD players to be used as coaches aids. His list ballooned to 90 items a few days ago, but now he has it down to 50 or so. Not that all will be accomplished by Sunday, but he s confident the average fan will notice nothing out of sorts. Will everything be perfect for April 3? No, Tavares said. We haven t had as many training sessions for staff as I would like, but we ll get through it. The biggest outstanding issue is one over which the Nationals have no control: television rights a big moneymaker and a hugely important public relations tool. The right to televise the games has been the subject of almost daily, drawnout negotiations between baseball and Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Theater 5901 College Road Key West, Florida SATURDAY, APRIL 2, :30 p.m. The purpose of this Public Meeting is for discussion on Wastewater Issues for Rockland Key, Big Coppitt Key, Geiger Key, Shark Key and Boca Chica Road. Monroe County Board of County Commissioners and Staff and Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Board and Staff will be at this meeting to answer questions. Additional information is available upon request from Kathryn Ovide, Director of Executive Department, P.O. Box 1239, Key West, FL 33040, Thursday, March 31, 2005 Nationals Continued from page 1B Angelos says the presence of a team in Washington devalues his franchise 40 miles to the north, and he wants a compensation package to include having Washington s games broadcast on his Orioles network. Baseball is balking at that but maintains a resolution will be in place when the Nationals open their season Monday at Philadelphia. We re very concerned, said D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission Chairman Mark Tuohey, who helped negotiate the agreement that brought the team to Washington. We want this game on television. Once the Angelos matter is settled, Tavares will move as quickly as he can to hire on-air talent, secure broadcast trucks, sign up sponsors and resolve other technical issues. It will be the ultimate rushed job for a man who has become a master of them over the last six months. Meanwhile, many fans anxiously awaiting tickets they ve ordered will have to wait a little longer. Season tickets have been mailed, but single game tickets won t go out until April 8 or so, less than a week before the April 14 home opener. On Thursday, the team will move its offices from three claustrophobia-inducing trailers in the RFK parking lot where the same small table serves as both a conference room and a lunch room to new offices inside the stadium. The stadium has its grass field in place, plus the fence and foul poles, leaving painting as the only major work remaining. Allen Lew, the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission s chief executive, joked this week that fans might want to check the seats to see if the paint s still wet before they sit down. STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNAGE PLAN OF THE FLORIDA KEYS OVERSEAS HERTIAGE TRIAL Sealed responses will be received by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Procurement Section, Mail Station #93, 3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, Carr Building, Room 235, Tallahassee, Florida , until 2:00 P.M. EDST on Thursday, April 21, 2005, for the Development of a Signage Plan for the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. Organizations interested in participating in this procurement opportunity may view and download the subject solicitation from the Florida Department of Management Services Vendor Bid System. To view the solicitation, go to and click on BUSINESS. Click on Doing Business with the State. Under the Everything for Vendors and Customers heading, click on Vendor Bid System. Click on Search Advertisements. 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Must like outdoor work and have a flexible schedule. We offer good hourly wages plus up to 6 commissions & a benefits package. Apply in person at 122 Simonton St. Key West, FL. or us at: EOE & Drug Free Attention: Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West Is hiring Conductors at $10 an hour plus gratuities. Do you have a good driving record and love to tell stories? If so, then we have a full time position for you. We offer medical/dental insurance, 401(k) plan, and 2 weeks paid vacation. Become part of history and apply in person at 122 Simonton St. Key West, FL or fax your resume and application to or us at: Applications can be found on our website: tours.com or at any Old Town Trolley ticket booth. EOE & Drug Free Workplace. ATTENTION! BONE ISLAND SHUTTLE is now looking to hire full and part time Shuttle Drivers. Class C CDL with P endorsement preferred, but will train the selected candidate. Ability to read, write and speak English fluently required. A good attitude and flexibility a must. This position offers good pay. Medical/dental insurance, paid vacation time and 401(k) plan available. Apply in person at 1805 Staples Ave. Suite #101 Monday through Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm. Drug Free Workplace and E.O.E. AWFUL ARTHUR S Needs experienced: Line Cooks, Bar Backs, Bartenders and Servers. Apply in person M-F, between 2-4pm at 628 Duval St. BABY S COFFEE Seeking reliable, pleasant person with a good work ethic who wants to learn how to make the perfect Cappuccino & have fun doing it! Must be avail. weekends. Many shifts available. Apply in person at our US1 & MM15 store. BARTENDER Responsible person wanted PT. Days. Experience a plus, but will train the right person. Call for interview BEN & JERRY S Now interviewing for parttime position. We offer flexible hours and a great work environment. Perfect for FKCC student or second job. Apply in person at 425 Front St BEN FRANKLIN ART DEPARTMENT Opening in Art Department for qualified individual. Apply in person to Larry 2506 N. Roosevelt BILLIE S BAR & RESTAURANT Has Openings For Experienced, Responsible & Reliable AM & PM SERVERS. Apply at 407 Front St. Key West BLUE HEAVEN GIFT SHOP Is looking for a good Clerk. Previous retail exp. necessary. Must be motivated, friendly, honest & responsible. Please apply at 729 Thomas St. M-F 10am- 4pm ask for Joan. BARTENDER/BARMAID Days or nights. Apply in person at STICK & STEIN BLUE HEAVEN Needs Cooks and Expeditors. Good pay. Great place to work. Please apply in person at 729 Thomas St. M-F 10-4pm and ask for Joan. BLUE HEAVEN Needs a FT Baker with experience. Good pay and a great place to work. Please apply in person at 729 Thomas St. M-F, 10 to 4. Ask for Joan. BOAT CREW NEEDED Backcountry eco. exertion. Kayaking, snorkeling, and sailing. Established for 12 years. No experience necessary will train right individuals. Great people skills and customer service orientation required. Call BOAT YARD KW & CARIBBEAN General & skilled laborers to prep, paint, weld & load vessels etc BONE ISLAND BOB S Friendly and dependable Server/Bar Help Needed. All shifts available. Please apply in person 430 Greene St. BOOKKEEPER ASST. PT or FT. Strong AP skills, & filing. Fax resume with references to BUSINESS OFFICE SUPERVISOR NEEDED At Key West Convalescent Center. Is currently looking for an Business Office Supervisor. KWCC is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility. Must have great personality and love to have fun. We offer a benefits package, plus vacation. We are a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Apply in person at 5860 College Rd. Stock Island or call BUSY WATERSPORTS Seeking hardworking, fastpaced, clean cut employees. Apply in person Ocean Key House, 0 Duval. Bring references. CABINET SHOP Looking for experienced Kitchen Designer. Call Steve at CABINET SHOP Looking for hardworking & sober Laborers. Must possess good driving record. Fill out application at 3229 Flagler Ave. Unit 104. CABINET SHOP Looking for person to learn Kitchen Design. Start off greeting customers. Fill out application at 3229 Flagler Ave. Unit 104. CAPTAIN/ FISHING GUIDE WANTED For full time position with a busy light tackle fishing company. Must have Coast Guard license in good standing, fishing experience/references, excellent customer service skills, and a good work ethic. Great pay for the right person. Call (305) & ask for Scott. CAR RENTAL AGENT/MANAGER/ TRAINEE Must have valid lic., computer skills. Salary plus comm. Tropical Rentals, 1300 Duval St. K.W. CARIBBEAN CARGO Full Time Retail Sales $9.00/hr. Commission potential. Benefits available- Paid Vacation Apply at 207 Simonton St. (305) EOE/ Drug Free Workplace CARPENTER OR CARPENTER HELPER For renovation work. Must have organizational skills and an ability to do quality woodworking, light painting and concrete work. Tools, transportation, and a valid drivers lic. required. Call or fax resume to CASHIER Stock Island Chevron is looking for a responsible person to join our team. Full time and part time available. Fill out application at 5220 US1. CATERING MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE Experience preferred. Computer skills a must. Please pickup application at front desk, Doubletree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. CNA/HHA Private duty home care working with the elderly and special needs adults/ children. Full/PT avl. Livein/hourly. Good pay! Will work around present employment. Please call Neisa or Griswold Special Care
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Boats Dockage/Storage Aviation 900 LEGALS Notice to Creditors Proven To Work For Over 125 Years Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm Sat. 9am-12pm NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: CA-538-K KEY WEST COCONUT MALLORY RESORT, INC., Plaintiff, v.s. ROBERT BEAUDREAULT AND ESTELA BEAUDREAULT; RAN- DOLPH T. CHECK and DONNA CHECK; REGINALD N. LAVONG, II and JANET D. LAVONG; RANDY V. NAKER and JOSEPHINE A. GEORGE; and ROBERT E. SHAFF- ER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on the 8th day of March, 2005 in the cause pending in the County Court, in an for MON- ROE County, Florida, Civil Case No 2004-CA-538-K, the undersigned Clerk will sell the property situated in said County described as: COUNT I: ANNUAL TIMESHARE PERIOD in COCONUT MALLORY MARINA AND RESORT, a CONDO- MINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1482, at Pages , inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. COUNT II: ANNUAL TIMESHARE PERIOD BIENNIAL EVEN in COCO- NUT MALLORY MARINA AND RE- SORT, a CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1482, at Pages , inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. COUNT III: ANNUAL TIMESHARE PERIOD in COCONUT MALLORY MARINA AND RESORT, a CONDO- MINIUM, according to the Declara- CONCRETE AND STUCCO REPAIR Plasters and Laborers needed CONSTRUCTION LABORER NEEDED NOW Lite duty: move lumber, tools, clean up, easy job 5-6 days a week. $7.50/hr + cash bonus. Call CONSTRUCTION SECRETARY Local construction company seeks experienced Construction Secretary for long term employment. Responsibilities include interaction with subcontractors, processing payment requests, handling of files & correspondence related to construction projects. Applicants must have references and experience in the construction industry. Fax resume to COOK Immediate FT position. Institutional and/or healthcare background preferred. Must be able to read, write and follow standardized recipes. Apply: Lower Keys Medical Center, 5900 College Rd., KW. EOE/DFWP. COURTHOUSE RESEARCHER WANTED Online Foreclosure Lead Service is looking for a researcher to extract data from pre-forclosure files. Please call (866) or eclosuresdaily.comfor more information. CRABBY S BILLS Help Wanted. Servers, Host/Hostess, and Line Cooks. See Manager, 511 Greene St DELIVERY DRIVER 1 yr exp. in operating a straight truck or tractor trailer. FL CDL A or B class lic. required. Delivery Drivers insure beverages are delivered to all scheduled accounts each day. Must possess good communication skills. This position requires an individual who is safety minded, has basic math skills, & is accurate w/ numbers. Must be able to lift, carry or otherwise move & position products weighing up to 75 lbs. DRAFT DRIVER 1 yr truck driving exp. FL CDL A or B class lic. required. Draft Driver ensures beverages are delivered to all scheduled accounts each day. Must possess good communication skills. This position requires an individual who is safety minded, has basic math skills, & is accurate w/ numbers. Beverage distributions background a plus. Must be able to lift, carry or otherwise move & position products weighing up to 150 lbs. WAREHOUSE/ SWING DRIVER Duties to include driving, delivery, cleaning & performing routine maintenance on warehouse. 1 year driving exp. CDL. A or B class lic. EOE. Minorities and woman are encouraged to apply. DFWP. Apply in person at 161 US Highway 1, Rockland Key. KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIED LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE tion of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1482, at Pages , inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. COUNT IV: ANNUAL TIMESHARE PERIOD ANNUAL in COCONUT MAL- LORY MARINA AND RESORT, a CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1482, at Pages , inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. COUNT V: ANNUAL TIMESHARE PERIOD in COCONUT MALLORY MARINA AND RESORT, a CONDO- MINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1482, at Pages , inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. at Public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash starting at the hour of 1:00 o clock a.m. on the 19th day of April, 2005, at the main entrance, 500 Whitehead Street, the MONROE County Courthouse, Key West, Florida DANNY L. KOLHAGE Clerk of the Court By: Sheila Frederick Deputy Clerk I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been delivered by U.S. Mail delivery this 11th day of March, 2005, to : A.J. STANTON, III, ESQUIRE, 37 N. Orange Avenue, #210, Orlando, FL 32801; ROBERT BEAUDREAULT AND ESTELA BEAUDREAULT, 6825 Breen Drive, Houston, TX 77086; RANDOLPH T. CHECK and DONNA CHECK, 605 Cedar Flat Road, Battletown, KY 40104; REGI- NALD N. LAVONG, II and JANET D. LAVONG, 1622 Winston Homestead Drive, Richmond, TX 77469; RANDY V. NAKER and JOSEPHINE A. GEORGE, Tiffany Lane, Saint Francisville, LA 70775; ROBERT E. COMPUTER GRAPHICS ARTIST Photoshop Expert w/print experience. FT/PT Fax resume CONCH TOUR TRAIN Is hiring Tour Guides at $10 an hour plus gratuities. All you need is a positive attitude, a good driving record and love to tell stories. These are full time positions. We offer a 401(k) plan, 2 weeks paid vacation, medical/ dental insurance and safety incentives. Please apply in person at the Conch Tour Train office at 1805 Staples Ave. Suite #101, Monday through Friday 9:00am until 3:30pm. EOE & Drug Free Workplace. CONVENIENCE STORE MANAGER Needed immediately at Dion s Quick Mart in Key West. Excellent pay and benefits. Individual must have leadership, customer service and people management skills. Experience working at the Store Manager level in retail, grocery or food management is preferred. Please submit resume to Human Resources Manager, Dion s, P.O. Box 1209, Key West, FL EOE/Drug Free Workplace. DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED Looking for Dental Assistant to work Monday- Thursday 8am-5pm. Please call Maria DO YOU LOVE HISTORY? Join the crew at the Shipwreck Historeum and tell the tale of the Key West Wreckers. Starting pay $10.50/hr. Full Time. Experience a plus. 207 Simonton St. (305) EOE/ Drug Free Workplace Driver DELIVERY ROUTE SALESPERSON The successful candidate will be responsible for providing safe, reliable, prompt & courteous delivery of propane to private & commercial accounts. Qualifications include a HS diploma or equivalent with prior propane gas delivery experience preferred but not necessary. Must possess a CDL with Hazmat endorsements and a clean driving record. We are looking for a strong team player with excellent customer service skills who is able to adjust to a changing work schedule w/after-hours emergency call-outs. Some heavy lifting is required. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package. Apply in person: Suburban Propane 726 Catherine St. Key West, FL Ph: As part of our hiring process, background checks, physicals and pre-employment drug tests are performed. com EOE/AA M/F/D/V CONSTRUCTION Form Carpenters, Foreman, Masons, Mason Tenders BUSY REAL ESTATE AND VACATION RENTAL COMPANY Is looking for Front Office Manager. Must have own transportation, be prompt and reliable, good computer skills. Friendly personality. Professional appearance. Be able to operate a multi-line phone. Multi-tasking cable ability. Organized, self motivated individual. Full-time position including every other Saturday and 24 hour on call on a rotating basis. Benefits available. Send resume to or call for information. DRIVER Local deliveries. Apply in person Summerland Seafood MM EASTER SEALS FL. has openings for the following jobs. CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT FT position w/benefits with Easter Seals Child Development Center. Professional to work with infants and toddlers. HS diploma or GED required. CDA preferred. SPEECH THERAPIST The Easter Seals Therapy Center seeks Speech Therapist to provide services in outpatient clinic on Stock Island and/or Early Steps program. Flexible hours, excellent pay. Applicant must have a B.A. or Master s degree in Speech Language Pathology and have a current Speech Language Pathologist license. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST The Easter Seals Therapy Center seeks Occupational Therapist to provide services in outpatient clinic on Stock Island and/or Early Steps program. Flexible hours, excellent pay. Applicant must have a B.A. degree. For a complete job description please contact ext. 21, or to: mcur Resumes can be faxed to EEO/DFWP CLASSIFIED CUSTOMERS: Don t deal with traffic or severe weather, just pick up the phone! Most classified advertising can be placed over the phone. Call today NOTICE OF SALE SHAFFER, P.O. Box 449, AMES, IA NOTICE OF SALE Sheila Frederick CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participated in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provisions of certain assistance. Please contact Holly Elominia, Court Administration, at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County Courthouse, Key West, Florida, 33040, telephone (305) within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (described notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, it is required that we state the following to you: THIS DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY IN- FORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. March 24 & 31, 2005 A/C Secured Storage, Inc., 2010 Staples Avenue, Key West, FL 33040, will hold an auction on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at 12:00 noon to dispose of the personal property of the following individuals: Robert Kirkpatrick, Mark Jones, Anthony Ferrari, Erilien Etienne, Mark Chapin, Ursula Dunn, Edward Decker, Nancy Davis, Nelson Suarez, Denise McLaughlin, Jack Martin, Elizabeth Harris, Harry Harper, Brianna Moore, Brad Whitewolf, Michael Syring and Kimberly Good. March 31, 2005 PUBLIC MEETINGS NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The meeting of the Key West International AD HOC committee On Noise is scheduled for Tuesday April 5, At 2:00 pm at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue. Upstairs in the Commission Chambers. March 31, 2005 CAR DETAILING SHOP Seeks FT or PT help. English speaking, interior cleaning experience a plus and dependability a must. Apply in person at 1122 White St., corner of White & Catherine or call EL MESON DE PEPE Mallory Square Has opening for Servers, Bartenders, Food Runners, and Bar backs. Experience preferred. Apply in person at 410 Wall St. ELECTRICIANS Exp. in Government, commercial and residential projects for a well-established electrical contractor. Long term employment. Good pay, vacation time, paid holidays and health insurance. Please call ; fax Resume to ; or Resume to ELECTRICIANS WANTED Must have experience with residential and commercial installation. Call Need Good Help? Call Laura She ll Help You Find it Fast! Keyswide Classifieds Courtyard by Marriott Waterfront Accepting Applications for the Following Positions: FT Audit/Pm Shift FT/AM Shift Night audit experience preferred or at least 1 year exp at a hotel front desk for Night Audit position. Benefits after introductory period. Immediate sales bonuses. Please apply in 3031 N Roosevelt Blvd. EOE & Drug free work place EXPERIENCED COCKTAIL SERVERS Needed for full-time positions. Please call F/T & P/T FOR ALL SHIFTS Apply at Tom Thumb at MM31, Big Pine Key and/or 5690 Maloney Ave., Stock Island. DRIVER W/ CLASS D LICENSE Keys Movers Fast Buck Freddie s Sales Associates We have full & part time positions available. Pay commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, vacation & profit sharing. APPLY IN PERSON 500 DUVAL STREET Fast Buck Freddie s RECEIVING SUPERVISOR Immediate position w/ fast paced local Dept. Store. Job req. Supervision of ticketing clerks, detail, organizational skills. Delivery of mdse. Requires clean driving rec. Employee benefit available after intro. Please call to schedule interview FOOD SERVERS Breakfast/lunch F/T. Excellent clientele and great tips. Two Friends Patio Restaurant 512 Front St. FOOD SERVICE Year round, full time kitchen person needed in a fun filled environment. Cooking experience preferred, but will train the right person. Must be able to work shifts and weekends. Call Dave or Jeanine at FRAMER Looking for experienced Framer to handle all framing & shipping for our gallery & gift shop. Pay based on experience. PT, flexible hours. Knowledge of Wizard computerized Mat Cutter 8000 software a plus. Please pick up an application at Audubon House 205 Whitehead St. Send resume via fax to or to: audubon house.org FRONT DESK AGENT Position available. Please pickup application at Front Desk of Doubletree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. FRONT DESK AGENTS Hospitality Experience preferred GREAT INCENTIVE PLAN Benefit package, employee discounts. Apply in person at the Sheraton Suites Key West: 2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd. EOE/M/F/D/V Fax FRONT DESK CLERK Experience preferred. Full + part time, flex shifts, weekends required. Great pay + commission. Apply in person at Truman Hotel, 611 Truman Ave. FRONT DESK CLERK Part-time position available. Flexible hours. Apply in person at Coconut Beach Resort, 1500 Alberta St. FRONT DESK FOR MARINA Must be self motivated with a positive attitude. Should be detail oriented with good phone skills a must. FT 4 day work week with a Sat. or Sun. Must have professional office experience, be computer literate and familiar with A/P, A/R and daily accounting practices. Benefits available after 90 days. Please apply at Garrison Bight Marina. FRONT DESK GUEST SERVICES AGENT POSITIONS available. Apply in person Duval St. FRONT DESK MANAGER FT position available. Computer skills and front desk experience required. Great Pay and Benefits Apply in person Almond Tree Inn 512 Truman Ave FRONT DESK Very energetic and busy office seeking front desk clerk. Must be willing to work weekends. Contact Jenny or apply at 540 Truman Ave. M-F. FRONT DESK/ CONCIERGE FT/PT position for established, detail oriented, guest services professional. Some early evening and weekends hrs. Willing to train the right person. Great pay and benefits. Please come by Curry Mansion Inn, 511 Caroline St. for application. FT EXPERIENCED JANITOR / FLOOR MAINTENANCE PERSON $8.78 plus benefits. Must pass background check. Call Ben GALLEON RESORT Has immediate openings for Housekeepers to work on Saturdays only between 8am-4pm. Pay is per unit ranging from $16.00-$40,00 depending on unit size. Please apply in person at 617 Front St. or call , ext for details. THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 FT/PT WAITSTAFF Lunch & dinner avail. Exp. & references necessary. Call for appt. Old Town Mexican Cafe GALLEON RESORT Has immediate openings for Housekeeping Inspectors to work on Saturdays only between 9am-5pm in a fast paced, friendly atmosphere. Responsibilities include performing unit inventory check lists and quality control. A keen eye for details is important. Please apply in person at 617 Front St. or call , ext for details. GARY S KITCHEN AT SHANNA Now hiring Servers. Apply in person 1900 Flagler Ave. Ask for Beth. HARD ROCK CAFE is hiring fellow rockers for all positions. Server, Retail, & Cooks. FUN, MON- EY, BENEFITS! Tattoos & Piercings OK! Apply today 313 Duval St. HAWK S CAY RESORT Temporary Positions Available from 4/30/05-9/15/05 Hawk s Cay Resort needs the following temporary workers from 4/30/05 to 9/15/05; Jobs are on Duck Key, FL. All applicants must be able to work 40/wk, O/T 0-5hrs as needed; 5 days/wk, including weekends & complete an Employment Application. Send resume to Agency for Workforce Innovation, P.O. Box 10869, Tallahassee, FL Indicate JOFL# on the resume. HOUSECLEANER - 60 Positions To maintain resort in clean & orderly manner, clean guest accommodations, guest locker areas, conference facilities, halls & public area spaces; remove, sort, fold, carry, replace linens, load/unload washers/dryers; make beds; replenish supplies, set up guest room furniture/meeting room furniture, pictures, and amenities; dust, mop, vacuum, extract/shampoo carpets, clean bathrooms, clean & polish mirrors & windows & dispose of refuse. WAGES: US $7.10/hr. (O/T $10.65/hr) Hours: 7am - 3:30pm, 8:30-5pm, 1pm -9:30pm or 3pm-11:30pm. No training or experience required. JOFL# STEWART - 20 PositionsTo clean/polish & sanitize china, glass, silver, stainless & entire kitchen areas (including breakout areas, wall/floors, & equipment). Report broken/damaged equipment for repairs. Dispose of trash & maintain dumpster area. WAGES: US $6.53/hr (O/T $9.80/hr.) Hours: 7am-3pm, 3pm- 11pm, 11pm-7am. No training or experience required. JOFL# DINING ROOM ATTEND- ANT - 20 Positions To set-up/breakdown, maintain the buffet stations/holding station, and assist waitstaff with customer service. Replace soiled table linens. remove/replace china, glass & silver setting, supply service bar & buffet with food & other items & remove/dispose of refuse. WAGES: US$6.04/hr. (O/T $9.06/hr.) Hours: 7am - 3pm. 3pm - 11pm. 11pm - 7am. No training or experience required. Must be able to communicate in English. ATTN: E.H. JOFL# GUEST SERVICES CLERK - 10 Positions Check-in/check-out of guests (registering of guests). Make room reservations/changes to room reservations. Answer telephones: take messages; provide wake-up call service; issues room keys; post charges/room folios, make change for quests & provide information to guests. Take recreation reservations. One month previous experience required. Must be able to communicate with the public, comprehend oral & written instructions & adhere to acceptable grooming & appearance standards. Must be able to stand for entire shift. WAGES: US $7.42/hr. (O/T $11.13/hr) Hours: 7am-3pm, 3pm - 11pm, 11pm - 7am. ATTN: E.H. JOFL# ENTRY LEVEL COOK - 24 Positions To prepare, season, & cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts & other foodstuffs for consumption. Measures & mixes ingredients according to recipe, using variety of kitchen utensils & equipment, such as blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, & tenderizers, to prepare soups, salads, gravies, desserts, sauces & casseroles. May wash, peel, cut & shred vegetables & fruits to prepare them for use. One (1) month previous experience required. WAGES: US $9.52/hr (O/T $14.28/hr) Hours: 7am - 3pm, 3pm - 11pm, 11pm- 7am. ATTN: E.H. JOFL# Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free Workplace FRONT DESK AGENT Full time-part time position available. Experience a plus but not essential. The individuals we are seeking should be enthusiastic, attentive, guest oriented and flexible with work schedule. We are an equal opportunity employer. Full benefit package including paid vacation, 401(k), Medical and Dental insurance. Hyatt Beach House Resort 5051 Overseas Highway Key West, FL EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/ BOOKKEEPER The Key West Chamber of Commerce has an immediate opening for a detail oriented, energetic, versatile team player to assist busy President/CEO in its Old Town office. Duties include correspondence, bookkeeping, payroll, personnel responsibilities and transcribing meeting minutes. The successful candidate will be experienced in handling confidential information and demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, communications, and multi-tasking skills. A minimum of 5 years administrative office experience, knowledge of Windows, MS Office, Excel and Quickbooks Pro required. A college degree or advanced training a plus. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Call Diane at to schedule an interview or apply in person at 402 Wall Street, 9-4, M-F. EOE. HILTON Key West Resort & Marina *SOUS CHEF *GARDE MANGER *FOODRUNNER/EXPO *BUSSER *ASST. BELL CAPTAIN *HOST/HOSTESS *CONCIERGE (FT HILTON) *ROOM SERVICE *PRODUCTION COOK *LINE COOK *PM RESTAURANT MANAGER *PT NIGHT AUDIT Drug Free Work Place. Equal Opportunity Employer. 245 Front St., Key West, FL HOGFISH BAR & GRILL *Restaurant Manager *Kitchen Manager *Line Cooks *Wait Staff *Bartenders Needed for the fastest growing local seafood restaurant on Stock Island. Must be clean & dependable. Must have great people skills. Apply in person at 6810 Front St. or call See Dave or Geanna., HONEST FRIENDLY PEOPLE WANTED For New Town MR. T s. Food background is a plus. We are willing to train qualified people. Must have drivers license. Day shift (10am-6pm) and night shifts (6pm-3am). Available as many shifts as you like. Great money for hard workers. Call Mike between 12noon and 6pm at HOTEL FRONT DESK AGENT Must be able to multi task, stay focused and professional in a busy atmosphere without creating drama. Excellent customer service skills and computer experience a must. Competitive salary and commissions. Apply in person: LaTeDa, 1125 Duval Street. HOTEL NIGHT AUDIT Full and part time available. Prefer previous experience. Excellent wage. Shift is 11pm-7am. Apply in person, Paradise Inn 819 Simonton St. HOUSE PERSON Assist housekeepers and grounds person. $9.00- $10.00/hr. Westwinds HOUSEKEEPER FT Small luxury hotel in Old Town. Must speak English and have proper papers. Apply in person at The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. Ask for Carl. Announce it in the Keyswide Classifieds!
17 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, B HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Great pay plus tips. Fulltime and part-time available. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Must have the legal right to work in this country. Applications will be taken from 11am to 4pm at 1016 Fleming St. HOUSEKEEPING FT position available. 8am to 5pm. Excellent pay and benefits. Experience preferred. Must be flexible. Previous applicants need not apply. Great Pay and Benefits Apply in person Almond Tree Inn 512 Truman Ave HR SPECIALIST Needed for busy office. HR experienced preferred. Must have excellent people skills, and computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Access, and be detail oriented. Experience in hiring, payroll and electronic timekeeping beneficial. Full-time, Monday through Friday with a full benefit package available. Apply Monday through Friday between 9-4 at Historic Tours of America, Human Resources Dept., 201 Front St., Ste. 208, Key West. EOE & Drug Free Workplace. HVAC HELPER NEEDED M-F 8am-5pm. Need motivated and reliable individual. Experience helpful and fiberglass duct a plus. We will train right person. Job includes heavy lifting. Benefits include: Health Insurance, Retirement plan, paid vacations and holidays. Apply in person at 311 Margaret St. Previous applicants need not apply. HVAC MECHANIC Residential service work in Key West, year round employment. Immediate opening. $15.69 per hour + $2.59 per hour in benefits. Paid holidays and vacation. Call HYATT BEACH HOUSE RESORT Is looking for: Maintenance Personnel Full time position available. We are an equal opportunity employer. Full benefit package including paid vacation, 401(k), Medical and Dental insurance. Please apply in person at: Hyatt Beach House Resort 5051 Overseas Highway Key West, FL HYATT VACATION MARKETING Is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time Front Desk/Contract Office position at our Vacation Club Sales Center. Qualified applicants must be able to work weekends, should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and enjoy working with the public. Positions start at $11.90 per hour plus full benefits package. This is a fast paced and challenging position with an exciting, growth-oriented company. If you are self-motivate, detail-oriented, energetic and a team player, please fax resume to: (305) or call (305) To apply in person, stop by Hyatt Windward Pointe 3675 S. Roosevelt EOE HYATT VACATION CLUB EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! If you are outgoing, enthusiastic and enjoy talking to tourists, you could be earning $ to $ weekly. We guarantee start up and continued training pay equivalent to $10.00 per hour, plus BONUS OR COMMISSIONS. Work full or part time, day or night. We have an excellent training program to help you become a top producing MARKETING REPRE- SENTATIVE with HYATT VACATION CLUB. Have FUN and start making MONEY TODAY. Call John at (305) or stop by 429 Caroline St. to set up an interview. INDEPENDENT CONTRACT NAIL TECHNICIAN Pier House Resort is seeking an experienced independent contract nail technician that is needed to assist in the Caribbean Spa full time. Please contact Cynthia at ext 592. M/F/D/V EOE. INSURANCE Personal Lines Rep. Must be experienced. M-F 8am to 5pm. Porter Allen Company 513 Southard Street INTERNAL AUDITOR Perform comprehensive internal audits of County govt. Requires Accounting Degree and CIA or CPA. Prefer 2 yrs. audit experience & PC skills. Strong writing & organizational skills a plus. Apply to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, PO Box 1980, Key West, FL HOUSEKEEPER F/T, general duties, English speaking preferred. $10 hour. Curry Mansion, 511 Caroline St. JIMMY BUFFETT S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE Now Hiring Restaurant Manager Looking for an individual that enjoys the service industry & island living. Position requires strong guest/employee relations & good judgment. Duties Include: Inventory, Training, Scheduling. Great opportunity for right person. Apply in person at 500 Duval St. See Ray Masiero JIMMY BUFFETT S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE Is currently seeking experienced high volume Line Cook. Apply in person at 500 Duval Street. JIMMY BUFFETT S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE Is currently seeking experienced high volume servers. Apply in person at 500 Duval Street. KEY WEST CONVALESCENT CENTER Is currently looking for an Activities Director KWCC is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility. Must have great personality and love to have fun. We offer a benefits package, plus vacation. We are a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer. Apply in person at 5860 College Rd. Stock Island or call KEY WEST CONVALESCENT CENTER A 120-bed skilled nursing facility, is currently looking for a few special staff members. We offer full and part time positions. KWCC is a drug free workplace & equal opportunity employer. Apply in person at 5860 College Rd. Stock Island or call Positions currently available RN s, LPN s, CNA's. KEY WEST ICE CREAM FACTORY Positions available for Counter Help days and evenings for responsible persons who are customer oriented. Apply in person 201 William St. (next to Waterfront Market) or call KEY WEST AQUARIUM Tour Guide Full time/part time Will train right person Benefits available for Full Time Please apply at 207 Simonton St. (305) EOE/ Drug Free Workplace Key West Welcome Center F/T Sales Person $9.00/hr. + commission Please apply in person at 207 Simonton St. (305) EOE/ Drug Free Workplace KITCHEN SUPERVISOR Sloppy Joe s Bar is currently seeking a full time day Kitchen Supervisor. Qualified candidates must possess the following: * Prior kitchen experience within a high volume restaurant * Prior kitchen supervisory experience *Kitchen inventory and receiving knowledge * Must be dependable and have excellent communication skills Please send resume to 101 Ann Street, Key West, FL or fax to attn: Marian Kershenbaum. You may also or to sloppyjoes.com or call on , x23. EOE. LEAD HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR Previous experience needed attention to detail a must Must have administrative/computer skills. Will pay up to $14.00/hr. Apply in person at: 2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL (305) OR Fax confidential resume to: Retiree s Welcome EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace LEGAL ASSISTANT Full time. Sugarloaf law office. Wordperfect, windows, legal sec. experience, motivation and focus required. Health insurance, pension plan, generous paid holidays and vacation X2. LEGAL RECEPTIONIST Full-time position. Open at busy law office. Fluent in Spanish preferred. Good communication and organizational skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook a must. Salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to or mail to 515 Whitehead St. LIGHTHOUSE COURT Now hiring experienced Breakfast Cook, Bartender and Server. Full and parttime. Apply in person 902 Whitehead St. LINE COOK Needed at the Meteor Smokehouse. Must be reliable, honest, and hard working. If this is you, join an exciting atmosphere and a fun place to work. Apply in person at 404 Southard St. LOAN ORIGANTORS NEEDED FT/PT, no experience needed. Nationwide Company, no terriority. Must be 18 and trainable LOCAL FAMILY-OWNED RESTAURANT We are looking for a cheerful, friendly, creative breakfast and lunch Cook. Must be experienced in high volume. Must be able to speak and understand English. Must be dependable. Please apply in person only: Camille s Restaurant 1202 Simonton Street LOOE KEY RESORT Has the following position open: Captain, Instructors, Housekeeping Staff, and Cooks. Call LOOKING FOR A CAREER? Incredible Sales Opportunity Now Wyland Galleries. Looking for 5 Aggressive Sales Associates Ready to Make The Real Money in Key West. Sales Experience Helpful Will Train Right People. High Commissions!!! $400 Paid Training $500 Sign On Bonus. 401(k), Medical & Dental Avail. 719 Duval St. Call T.A LOOKING FOR A CAREER? Incredible Sales Opportunity Now Wyland Galleries. Looking for 2 Sales Associates Ready to Make The Real Money in Key West. Sales Experience Helpful Will Train Right People. High Commissions!!! $400 Paid Training $500 Sign On Bonus. 401(k), Medical & Dental Avail. 102 Duval St. Call Sky LOOKING FOR A CAREER INSTEAD OF A JOB? Keys Premier Moving Company is looking for the Keys Premier Dispatcher, Drivers, Movers, and Packers. We have full and part time positions available. If you can pass the drug screen and background check, you may want to join the professionals at DRN Moving. Call to get information for our online job applications ask for Keith and your future awaits. LOT ATTENDANT Seniors welcome. FL Driver s License. Clean cars, bikes, scooters. Some general maint. $300/wk to start. Tropical Rentals, 1300 Duval St. LUMBER SALES Qualified person needed to start full time immediately. Min. 2 yrs experience in retail lumber sales required. Excellent starting pay, good benefits and working conditions. Neat, clean, customer service oriented individuals may apply in person only at Manley-deBoer Lumber Co, 1109 Eaton St. Drug Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer LUMBER YARD HELP NEEDED Full time person needed immediately. Must be willing to work 45 hours per week outdoors. Class D drivers license required. Knowledge of lumber and building materials a plus, but will train. Excellent starting pay, benefits, paid vacation. Apply in person only at Manley-deBoer Lumber Co., 1109 Eaton St. Drug Free Workplace. EOE MAINTENANCE PERSON FT, M-F, 8am-4pm. $12 hour. For landscaping and lite maintenance MAKE MONEY IN PARADISE If you are a Florida Real Estate Licensee and want to earn more in commissions than you are currently doing Hyatt Vacation Marketing Corp. is looking for you. Customers and training provided. No split commissions. No driving all day. Limited positions are available for next training class beginning May at our Key West Ocean Front Resort. Fax resume to or contact one of our Sales Managers at MANGOES RESTAURANT Is now hiring experienced AM/PM Servers, Host/ Hostess and Bussers. Apply in person, 700 Duval Street. MATURE HOUSE MANAGER For women s homeless shelter. Position is parttime in exchange for room and board. Call for appointment. MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Full time with benefits. Please call MONTAGE Seeking responsible Sales Person to work 4-10p.m. shift, M/T/W/F. Please apply 512 Duval St. NATIONAL COURIER SERVICE In search of self motivated Driver out of Key West for Old Town route. Good driving record and references a must. Call Tom at M-F. 10am-4pm. leave message to set for interview. NURSES RN/LPN wanted for medical office. Salary and benefits. Daytime Evenings and weekends or fax resume to OFFICE ASSISTANT BPK, MM31. P/T, mornings only. Light clerical duties, comp. exp. required, must have transp., nonsmoker pref. Call Another Real Estate Co OFFICE ASSISTANT needed PT. Please inquire with resume to Margaritaville Cafe 500 Duval St. Ask for Cindy. OFFICE STAFF NEEDED The world-famous glassbottom boat is now hiring! Come have fun with us working on the waterfront. Great pay, hours and benefits! We will train. Apply at #2 Duval Street, located between the Pier House & Ocean Key Hotels. Ask for Paula. OPPT Y FOR CARPENTER/ MECHANIC/HELPER For speciality elevator co. Full entry level pos., must be familiar with general hand & power tools. Willingness to learn the elevator trade. Good attitude, good with people & punctual. DFWP. Key West location. Call , , OVER NIGHT FRONT DESK SUPERVISOR Hospitality Experience preferred $ GREAT INCENTIVE PLAN Benefit package, employee discounts. Apply in person at the Sheraton Suites Key West: 2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd. EOE /M/F/D/V Fax PAINTERS NEEDED Experience or will train ambitious applicants. Must have car and phone. Call M-F. 8am- 5pm. PAINTERS WANTED Experienced, self-motivated individuals. Transportation / tools / phone a must. Drug/Alcohol free workplace. Call PEPE S CAFE AND STEAKHOUSE We are looking for an experienced and reliable Dinner Cook. Apply in person only at 806 Caroline St. PIER HOUSE RESORT POSITIONS AVAILABLE: *Afternoon Security *Front Desk Agent *Line Cook *PBX Operator *Spa Receptionist Free Meals & Parking Apply: Human Resources One Duval St. M-F, 10am-4pm EOE, M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace PLAY CARE POSITION Available at up scale fitness facility ask for Melva PLUMBER NEEDED For Paradise Plumbing Call or PLUMBERS & HELPERS Needed in Key West & Marathon. Exp. pref. Benefits & paid vacation avail. Apply in person at nd Terr., Ste. #1, or call PT BOOKKEEPER/ ACCOUNTANT Quickbooks proficient, 2 years experience, knowledge of non-profit accounting, and grant management. Call Habitat for Humanity BY CHOICE HOTELS IS NOW SEEKING FRONT DESK AGENT ALL SHIFTS HOUSEKEEPER BREAKFAST ATTENDANT OVERNIGHT FULL TIME MAINTENANCE / SECURITY Apply in front desk 3850 N. Roosevelt blvd MECHANICS HELPER Old Town Trolley Tours is looking for a full time Mechanics Helper. Candidate must have automotive and mechanical ability, and will assist mechanics with daily vehicle maintenance. Clean DL required. Must be able to work weekends. Apply in person at 122 Simonton St. Key West, FL. or us at: EOE & Drug Free Front Desk PM Manager Top Wage, $500 signing bonus. Great Opportunity for Superior Guest Service Agent to move up. Apply in person at 3820 Roosevelt Blvd. Drug Free EOE RESERVATIONIST POSITION AVAILABLE Part-time, flexible hours. Please pickup applications at Front Desk at Doubletree Grand Key Resort S. Roosevelt Blvd. RESERVATIONIST Full time position for award winning guest house. Meticulous attention to detail required RESTAURANT Fish Cutters at Summerland Seafood is now hiring: *Line/Prep Cook *Cashier *Retail Market Apply in person MM RESTAURANT SERVERS You will be responsible for serving customers in a friendly and professional manner ensuring total customer satisfaction. Casual dining experience is essential flexible schedule 18 Automatic Gratuity applies. Apply in person at: 2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL (305) OR Fax confidential resume to: Retiree s Welcome EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace RETAIL ASST. MANAGER Experience required $1, Bi-weekly Paid medical, dental, life, vacation. Apply at 207 Simonton St. (305) EOE/ Drug Free Workplace ROOF TOP CAFE Looking for friendly and experience AM Server, experience Fine Dining PM Buser, AM and PM Bartender. Apply in person 308 Front St. ROOFING HELP WANTED A-Plus Roofing, 5686 Maloney Ave. Stock Island. Experience is helpful. Driver s license a plus. Call or SALAD STATION COOK Experience a must. Great working environment for The Square Grouper Bar & Grill. Pay neg. 40/wk. Call Cathy SALES P/T Busy Tile Store. Quality Cust. Serv., Design, some heavy lifting. Hourly & comm. Fax res. or letter SALES PERSON Needed for Jewelry Sales at Conchflash (outside at booth) & part-time inside Store. 432 Greene St. Pays salary/ commission. Call or come by. SEBAGO WATERSPORTS Advertise in the Keyswide Classifieds! Call today! Cook: Relief Cook needed two days a week (flexible hours). Extra house available for catering. Good pay, great environment. Must be able to work on your own. If you are hard working, reliable, and sober; please call Ned at Reservations Sales Agent: At Key West Bight. Demanding position for organized energetic outgoing person. Some computer skills. Hourly plus commission. Apply in person; 328 Simonton Street or confidentially Commission Sales Agent: FT/PT, great Duval St. location. Must enjoy working with public. Sales experience necessary. Apply in person; 328 Simonton Street or confidentially florida.com RETAIL SALES Experienced preferred. Full time available. Call SECRETARY FOR CONTRACTORS OFFICE Office support for growing Electrical Contractor on Stock Island. Office duties to include answer phone, filing, type memos, letters, and invoices. Must have knowledge of Word and Excel. Non-smoker. Paid holidays and vacation. Construction experience helpful. E.O.E. fax resume to or to SECURITY SUPERVISORS Now hiring for Security Supervisors. Various shifts available. Must have valid Security Class D license and Florida Drivers license. $13.50 per hour. Benefits available. Contact Majestic Security, SECURITY OFFICER Part-time, 2 nights 12 a.m.-8 a.m. MM10. $8.75 per hour SECURITY OFFICERS $9.25 to $9.50 per hour. Immediate part-time positions available. Class-D license required. Must possess excellent public relations skills. Agency No. B Truman Annex SECURITY OFFICERS Key West Diamond Security has immediate openings for D licensed Security Officers. Full/ part time. $10/hr. + to start, with health insurance, vacations, holidays, and 401(k). Call , ext Lic. #B SECURITY Pier House Resort is seeking Mature, Responsible candidate for the Afternoon Security position. Full-Time position. Competitive wage and great benefits. Security background and computer skills a must. Apply at Human Resources, One Duval St., M-F, M/F/D/V EOE. Drug-free Workplace. SHELL WAREHOUSE FT/PT Retail Sales $9.00/hr. Plus commission Apply in person at 207 Simonton St. (305) EOE/ Drug Free Workplace SHERATON SUITES KEY WEST Are you looking to earn good money and have FUN... Come See Us! *FRONT OFFICE MANAGER *FRONT DESK - SUPERVISOR *DAYTIME BARTENDER *AM/PM SERVERS 18 AUTOMATIC GRATUITY Sheraton Team Benefits Complete Benefits Package, Incentive Programs, Employee Discounts Apply in person at: 2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd. OR Call Fax confidential resume to: Retirees Welcome EOE/M/F/D/V SKILLED FRAMER WANTED Cutting Edge Gallery on Duval. Seeks experienced and dependable professional to frame fine art. Parttime 20 to 30 hours. Please call or fax resume to SMALL ENGINE REPAIR M-F, 8-5 We are looking for an experienced small engine mechanic to work in our repair department. Must be dependable, motivated and knowledgeable. We offer paid vacation and holidays as well as a 401(k) plan. Please apply in person at 311 Margaret. SOUS CHEF Pier House Resort is seeking an experienced Sous Chef for our upscale waterfront resort with three restaurants, on and off property catering. We are looking for a team player who can multi task in a fast pace environment while leading kitchen staff. Culinary education is very desirable, quality on-hands cooking experience and leadership skills a must. Full benefits package available. Apply Human Resources One Duval Street M-F 10-4 M/F/D/V EOE. Drug Free Workplace SPONGE MARKET FT/PT Retail Sales $9.00/hr. Plus commission Apply In Person at 207 Simonton St. (305) EOE Drug Free Workplace SUNBEAM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS NOW HIRING FT TEACHERS Ages 3 mo.-5 yrs. Experience required. Please call Pam at for appointment. SUNSET WATERCRAFT Looking for Jet Ski Water Guides. Please apply in person at Hampton Inn (Jet Ski yard). SUNSET WATERSPORT Looking for Party Boat Captain & Parasail Captain, also need Check In Person for party boat Donny. THE CONCH STORE Of Mallory Square is looking for Full Time Sales People $9.00/hr. Commission Potential Benefits package available Paid vacation 207 Simonton St. EOE/ Drug Free Workplace TIKI BAR ATTENDANT Resort has immediate opening for weekend Tiki Bar Attendant. Call TURTLE KRAALS Early Risers wanted for Breakfast Server shifts. Please apply in person at 231 Margaret St. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR OMI, Inc. is currently seeking a Wastewater Plant Operator for our Key West Facility. Applicant must have a Florida Class C operators license or higher. Must pass a physical and drug screen. Pay is dependent on experience. Contact OMI, Inc. at Or send resume to Box 4998, Key West, FL EOE and Drug Free. WEB DESIGNER NEEDED FloridaKeys.com is accepting resumes for a Web Designer. Skills required include Windows Operating systems, Photoshop HTML Editing with front page/dream Weaver or Cold Fusion Studio, working knowledge of HTML, Java Script and some Macromedia Flash. Please send resume to: and sample web links of your work. No phone calls please. EOE. 230 HELP WANTED MIDDLE KEYS CUSTOMER SERVICE COMBINATION CLERK FLORIDA KEYS AQUE- DUCT AUTHORITY is looking for a Combination Clerk, for our Marathon Office, to process customer requests for service and disconnects; routine customer service activities; dispatching duties; secretarial and clerical work of moderate variety and complexity. Qualifications: HS diploma or GED; 1 yr. clerical experience; demonstrated cust. serv. & computer skills; 25 wpm typing skills. Starting salary: $27,416. Applications rec'd up to 5:00pm on 04/08/05. Applications are available at the F.K.A.A. area offices or at : EEO, VPE, ADA. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER For metal health facility. FT, great benefits. Apply at Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys, Marathon, or send resume to gcmk.org or fax MIDDLE/UPPER KEYS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Be part of the largest Internet company in the Keys! Outside sales of website development, hosting and advertising from Marathon to Key Largo. $30-$50K year one income potential. Base, commission, full benefits. Work from home with local office support. Outside sales experience required. Computer literacy, proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Local knowledge preferred. Internet and website sales/support experience preferred. Resume to or fax to HELP WANTED UPPER KEYS VERNIS & BOWLING OF THE FL KEYS, P.A. Islamorada Full-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal Minimum 1 year experience, litigation preferred. Competitive Salary + Insurance + 401(k). Fax Resume Attn: DJH 305 Pets BABIES, BLUE AND GOLD MACAWS Ready to start hand feeding this week. $1,100 each Basset Hound Pups, AKC reg., males/females. All colors, first shots, dewormed. 2 month old. $ BICHON PUPS AKC, shots, home raised. $500 and up , Min-Pins, 3 male/2 female 8 wks. old, tails clipped. $500ea Mini Pins, 3 males, two red and 1 black, 7 weeks old. Tail clipped, no papers. $325 ea Sporting Goods Total gym 11000, uses free wt., pull-up extensions. $ Bicycles Custom Beach Cruisers unisex frame, alloy wheels, wide tires, large seat, $ HOUSEHOLD GOODS 6 X9 Oriental Carpet, mauvre, beige & gray. Gr. cond. $ Single, futon & queen beds, bikes, W/D, dorm fridg. $ FURNITURE Black iron canopy bed, queen size, w/matt. set. Never used, still in box Del. poss. $ DESIGNER WICKER FURNITURE 7 High-back sofa, wingback chair & ottoman. Dark, distinctive weave wicker, white Indian-cotton cushions. Very good condition. $ MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS 9 Thick queen size, developed by NASA. As seen on TV. Never used, still in plastic. Cost $1,600; must sell, $400 cash QUEEN SIZE PILLOW top mattress set. Never used, still in plastic. Cost over $1,000. Sacrifice for $300 cash. Del. poss Miscellaneous 6 X8 Smith Built Shed, insulated roof, some shelves, excellent condition. $ ENTERTAINMENT CENTER For 36 TV. $350 OBO. Call Rob Jack Lalane Power Juicer $99. Excellent condition , leave message. 327 Jewelry Atocha Treasure Coin Mel Fisher silver coin with certificate of identity. Half retail. $ Rolex 2 tone 18kt. Blue face. Box & papers. $4,512. Call Fine Art Audubon Lithographs, 1st edition, excellent condition, plate # s 46, 50, 51, 64, 230- Matted with field notes. $1,174 for the collection Jack Baron painted coffee table $ Redoute Lithographs, beautifully framed, Myosotis Scorpiodes #8 and Campanule Chochette #9. $1,320 for the pair. Call MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Yamaha Motif -ES8, 88 key piano. Cost $3,000, sell $1,800. Brand new , Appliances BRAND NEW!! GE Profile Appliances: Ceramic top range, built in microwave, dishwasher, fridge w/ ice maker. Call Darlene Thomas Roommates GREAT OLD TOWN LOCATION Share beautiful house w/one other. Furn., private bedroom, pvt. bath; central AC, pvt. direct TV, phone, internet, full kit. & laundry. $950/mo. incl. all util. Dep. req d LAS SALINAS Lg apt. Very nicely furnished. Own bdrm and bath. $650 plus 1 mo sec and 1/2 util. Female non-smoker. Avail immediately. Contact Clara OLD TOWN Shared rooms, Sat. TV, jacuzzi, internet. $135/wk. Whitehead or Frances St PRIVATE ROOM and private bath. In quiet house. Great Old Town location, A/C, ceiling fans, full kitchen, all util. incl. Quiet working person. $800/mo PRIVATE ROOM In quiet house. Great Old Town location, A/C, ceiling fans, full kitchen, all util. incl. Quiet working person. $800/mo ROOMMATE WANTED Single professional female, mid 20 s-mid 30 s, no drugs. $650/mo. F/L. Call Mark SHARE HOME W/POOL 1BR avail. in beautiful newly renovated home. $975/mo., incl. all util. Avail. immed ROOMS ****************************** HEARTBREAK HOTEL 716 DUVAL ST. Stay in the heart of Old Town. Beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, full kitchens, tile baths, cable TV & cold A/C. Long Stay or Short Stay starting at $399wk or $89/night ****************************** ANGELA COURT Single or double occupancy ROOMS w/private entrance, furnished, w/all utilities and basic cable TV incl. Coin laundry on site. Rent by the month or we offer 3 mo, 6 mo and annual lease with discounts. Sorry, no smoke/pets. F/S. Coldwell Banker Schmitt REC,
18 6B KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIED THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, ROOMS BIG COPPITT KEY Small, comfortable, clean, furnished, A/C, parking, all utilities, and no security. $450. Call KEY WEST Looking for neat working person. $175/wk. + $450 sec. dep. Share bathroom. Sorry no pets or drugs. Avail. now. Please call WEEKLY RENTAL Studio apt. $250/wk. Rooms for $175/wk., and $150/wk. Unfurnished. Minimum stay 1 month, 2 weeks deposit MOBILE HOMES **AFFORDABLE** 2/1 Mobile home in Big Pine Key. Screened porch, private yard, quiet neighborhood. Available immediately. $1,000/mo. F/S. Call John BIG PINE KEY 2/1 mobile home. $1,100/mo Ave. J. Call Another Real Estate Co OCEAN SPRAY Perfect for singles or couples. 1BR for $1,000 and 2BR waterfront for $1, or MOBILE HOMES MIDDLE KEYS MARATHON RESORT 1BR/2BR screen porch. Atruim. Furn./Unfurn. Cable, 2 off-street parking, W/D, lg. shed, $975/ $1, CONDOS 1050 SQ. FOOT 4th floor, 2/2 with new carpet, covered parking, washer/dryer, walk-in closets, large kitchen. $1,600/mo. Darlene Thomas, Harper & Harper Property Management, Inc , /2 END UNIT SOLANA VILLAGE Covered parking, pool, W/D, central A/C, covered balcony. $1,575 + utilities. Lucy Mularz, RE/MAX Southernmost /2 SALT PONDS Furnished, tennis courts, pool, tiled floor, W/D, D/W, micro., and central A/C. $1,500/mo BR/2BA Las Salinas Condominiums overlooking the pool. Rent is $1,500/mo. For more information, please contact Geri Martin at Harper & Harper Realty, Inc. (305) BR/2BA Las Salinas Condominiuns--OCEAN VIEW--Rent is $1,600/mo. For more information, please contact Geri Martin at Harper & Harper Realty, Inc. (305) BR/2BA With enclosed garage at Seaside TownHomes. Rent is $2,000/mo. For more information, please contact Geri Martin at Harper & Harper Realty, Inc. (305) A SALT POND GEM Immaculate 2BR/2BA w/split floor plan. All appliances, W/D, central air, balcony, pool, tennis, storage, cable. Peaceful quiet open view of Salt Ponds. $1,350/mo. F/L/S, Avail now. Call Mike COMPASS REALTY Key West Cottage 3BR/2BA w/ pool Unfurn. $2,300/mo. plus util. Key West Cottage 3BR/2.5BA- no pets Unfurn. $2,200/mo. plus util. Key West Spa 2BR/2.5BA Unfurn. $2,000/mo. plus util. Key West Bungalow 2BR/1.5BA in KW Golf Course Unfurn. $1,500/mo. plus util. For all your rental needs please call us for an appt. at or or visit CLASSIFIED CUSTOMERS: Don t deal with traffic or severe weather, just pick up the phone! Most classified advertising can be placed over the phone. Call today CONDOS 3BR/2BA PENTHOUSE Very spacious 4th floor condo with new designer cabinetry, tile in living, kitchen, bath and dining areas, new plush carpet in bedrooms, custom window treatments, all new appliances + W/D and new central A/C system. Large terrace with beautiful sunset views. Pool, covered parking and storage. $2500 rent + deposit to move in. Available April 1st anytime after 5 PM HUGE 3BR/1BA 2,300 sq. ft., all marble tile, brand new-top of the line, 2 balconies overlooking Duval, quiet, private entrance w/ camera system. Available now. $3,000/mo. Call Jacob or IMMAC. PENTHOUSE At Las Salinas, Unfurn. 1/1 incl. garb, sew, D/W, storage, pool, CAC. No pets. $1250 F/L & $1,000 Sec. Call LAS SALINAS Corner unit 2/2 with large balcony and pool on premises. $1,500/mo. F/S. The Taporowski Team Realty Executives Keys OCEAN FRONT 1BR/1BA, 5th floor, beautifully & completely renovated plus new ductless A/C system. Gated complex with 2 pools, tennis courts, across from beach (owner lic. Realtor). PICTURE YOURSELF SIPPING CAFE CON LECHE while watching the sun dappled pool outside your window. Charming 2BR condo, located in the heart of Old Town. Very prvt, beautifully landscaped compound, newly renovated. Cathedral ceiling, central AC/H, tile floors, deck w/hot tub and privacy fence with deeded off st. parking. Available immediately $2,200/mo. plus security deposit, F/L, and references. Contact for appt. + interview. SMATHERS BEACH I have availabilities in 1, 2, and 3BR apartments. These are totally furnished in a gated beachfront condominium with 2 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools & located on 8 acres of lush landscaped grounds. Available for 6 to 9 month leases from $1,250 to $1,550 per mo. including utilities. F/L/S. For appointment call Gale L. Shepard Licensed FL. Real Estate Broker. 422 FURNISHED APTS. ****************************** HEARTBREAK HOTEL 716 DUVAL ST. Stay in the heart of Old Town. Beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, full kitchens, tile baths, cable TV & cold A/C. Long Stay or Short Stay starting at $399wk or $89/night ****************************** ***SHIPYARD CONDO*** 2BR/1BA, overlooking the pool. 2 blocks from Duval St. & 5 min. from the beach. Fully furnished! Immaculate! $1,950/mo., min. 6 mo. lease. F/L/S. No pets. Call Mike Sullivan, *BY OWNER KEY WEST* Great location, furnished, garden & pool Atlantic, extra large 2BR/2BA on beach with garage AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST. Furnished on canal. Big Pine Key with dockage. 1/1 ground apartment. $1,200 month, upper private room and bath for $1,000. F/L/S. No smoking, drugs or pets CASA AREA Near beaches, lovely 1 bedroom, A/C, cottage in lush private tropical garden. Pool privileges for quiet non-smoking tenant. Parking. $1,500 includes all but electric LITTLE PALM ISLAND RESORT & SPA You ve Worked for the rest, Now Come Work for the Best CONCIERGE FRONT DESK AGENT BEACH ATTENDANT DOCK HAND All positions offer great pay, fabulous benefits, cash incentives and much more! Contact Suzy Stiles immediately at or visit Overseas Highway on Little Torch Key FURNISHED APTS. FULLY FURNISHED COTTAGE In beautiful shady garden. Full kitchen and bath, sleeping loft. $1,000/mo. plus electric. No pets or smokers. Call or NEWLY REMODELED 1/1, covered patio, gas grill, pool, laundry, 24/7 security. No pets. $1,100, F/S. MM ON EAST ROCKLAND KEY 1 or 2 persons only. 1 bedroom cottage with W/D and small private yard. Non-smokers, a small pet permitted. $1,100 per month + security. Utilities, cable and phone included. Must have references. Call Roberta SMALL EFFICIENCY Single person only. Private parking available. $750/ mo., all util. incl. First + $350 Sec. Call UNFURNISHED APTS. 1 BEDROOM KEY WEST On Riviera Dr. Beautiful, newly renovated, new kitchen & appliances, W/D & cable. Private entrance & fenced back yard. No pets please , , or GRINNELL 1BR/1BA, W/D, off street parking, and shared yard. F/L/S $1,200/mo. Brenda Duley, cell Seaport LLC/ Realtor APARTMENTS AVAIL. Both 2BR/1BA, wood floors, W/D, 1 upstairs light & airy, 2nd w/ swimming pool. Call /1 BERTHA ST. Available now. $1,200 F/S. Key West Realty Management Group Inc x23 3/1 KEY WEST W/D, D/W, A/C & deck. $2,000/mo. F/L + $1,000 sec. No dogs BR/2BA PENTHOUSE Very spacious 4th floor condo with new designer cabinetry, tile in living, kitchen, bath and dining areas, new plush carpet in bedrooms, custom window treatments, all new appliances + W/D and new central A/C system. Large terrace with beautiful sunset views. Pool, covered parking and storage. $2500 rent + deposit to move in. Available April 1st anytime after 5 PM AN OLD TOWN 2/1 Clean, quiet, fenced in compound, central A/C, ceiling fans, tile flrs, W/D hookup, off street parking, shared pool in tropical setting. Yearly lease. $1,500/mo. + util. Call , after 5p.m AT EDGE OF OLD TOWN 2BR On White St. upstairs with deck, full kitchen, tile floors, fans. Good for QUI- ET couple or max 2 QUI- ET roommates. NO PETS. Requires F/L/S. Lease. $1,495/mo., incl. sewer/ trash. Call CASA MARINA AREA 2 BEDROOM Pool, covered garage, W/D, D/W, large kitchen, all utilities included. $2,450. Furn. or unfurn. Call KWGC 2BR/1.5BA W/D, screened covered deck, patio, pool & gated community. No pets/smoking. Long Term. F/L/S. $1,550/mo. Owner is FL Lic. Real Estate Broker. Call Margarita Villoch LAS SALINAS UNIT FOR RENT 2BR/2BA unit with great views and pool. Available immediately. Pets ok. $300 security deposit $1,500/mo. F/L. Call for appt. (305) OCEAN WALK APARTMENTS KEY WEST Office open Monday, Tuesday 8-5, Wednesday, Thursday 8-6 and Friday 8-5. Pool, tennis, laundry center, basketball court, large pets welcome, and much more! Two and three bedrooms now available rates starting at $1,429-$1,687. (305) UNFURNISHED APTS. 3 BEDROOMS OLD TOWN Entire 2nd floor tree top apartment, front porch, rear deck, and pool, living room, dining room, eat in kitchen, A/C, and fans in every room, W/D. Available Now! Year lease. $1,900/mo. F/L/S plus electric. 2 people. Preferred Properties OLD TOWN 2BR/1BA 1 years lease. No pets. $1,275/mo. plus $1,500 dep. 616 Elizabeth St PRIVATE EFFICIENCY Close to college with private entrance, bath & kitchen. Swimming canal. $1,100/mo. $500 dep. everything furnished. No pets. Call SOLANA VILLAGE 2/1.5 townhouse. $1,350/ mo. plus utilities. Call John Belkengren, Coldwell Banker UNITED ST. 2BR/1BA with big yard. $1,300/mo. plus utilities. F/L/S. Call UNFURNISHED APTS. MIDDLE KEYS BIG COPPITT Must see efficiency cottage. $650 per month plus utilities, $500 security deposit. W/D included. Private garden. Available April 15th FURNISHED HOUSES 1/1 OPEN WATER fully furnished cottage in Cudjoe. Very private and secluded $1,380/mo. F/L/S. 6 mo. lease. No pets. Call , Action Keys Realty of the Florida Keys, Inc. 2/1 TERRY LANE Central A/C, pool. Beautiful Key West cottage compound. Off-street parking, W/D, pool. $1,900 month. Call Adam, Realty Executive /2 + LOFT OLD TOWN Beautifully renovated, gourmet kitchen, pool, deck, and all amenities. Short term lease only up to 90 days. $3,000/mo. Call SF. WATERFRONT HOME 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, large screened deck overlooking water. W/D, dock and boat for use of tenant. All utilities included. $3,500 per month. Call owner at BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA KEY WEST GOLF CLUB Gorgeous view & near pool. Fresh paint & new carpet. $2,000/mo. Owner is a licensed real estate agent. Vic Musmanno CHARMING 2/1 Newly renovated, Central AC, W/D & D/W, Available now. Year lease. No pets. F/L/S Call Coldwell Banker Schmitt REC Linda Wokosky BR/2BA WATERFRONT Furnished House on canal in KW, W/D, boat dockage, swim spa, lush landscaping, large yard, fenced, lots of extras, adult size play house to watch sunsets. $3,000 + util. F/L/S. Year lease. Small pets o.k. No smokers please. 2BR/2.5BA WATERFRONT Executive Condo furnished and on the water in Old Town. Gourmet kitchen, W/D, beautiful community pool overlooking the harbour. F/L/S. Year lease. $3,000 + util. 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT Fabulous furnished condo. W/D, lots of closets, enjoy the sunrise everyday from your own private balcony. Year lease F/L/S $3,000 + util. Small pets o.k. No smokers please. Give us a call for all of your rental needs including vacation rentals. RECENTLY RENOVATED 2/2 home in lushly landscaped compound. Shared pool, central A/C, jacuzzi, gourmet kitchen. $2,200 obo. Long term. Call Dick at Avail. Immed. SUGARLOAF SHORES 5/3, canal front. Gorgeous home w/pool, newly renovated. $2,500/mo. + util. F/L/S. Avail. 4/20 through December OCEAN KEY RESORT & SPA You ve Worked for the rest, Now Come Work for the Best SPA RECEPTIONIST FRONT DESK AGENT VALET ATTENDANT EXPERIENCED SERVERS FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER ROOMS INSPECTOR All positions offer great pay, fabulous benefits, cash incentives and much more! Contact Suzy Stiles immediately at or visit Zero Duval Street in Key West UNFURN. HOUSES 1 BEDROOM 1125 Southard St., big living room. Nice house, new renovations, $1,500/mo. Call JOHNSON ST. 2/1.5 with walled yard, spacious rooms. Small pet OK. $1,895. F/L/S. Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc., BEDROOM CANAL HOUSE On Cudjoe Key. Screen porch, sun deck and open water views. Water, electric, W/D, furnished. $1,800 month. Call Doug BEDROOM, 1 BATH Near beaches. In Casa Marina area. $1,600 month, F/S /1.5 TOWNHOUSE On the K.W. Golf Course. Pool/fitness, small pet OK. Short or long term. $1,475/mo /2 TOWNHOUSE Beautifully renovated home, jacuzzi, W/D, D/W, deck. Avail. Now. 1 yr. lease. F/L/S BD/2BA DUPLEX Big Pine Key, on canal. $2,000/mo. Seasonal. Call Brian , Estates Realty. 2BR HOUSE FOR RENT With a pool. $1,700/mo. Call BR/2BA, KEY WEST Available May 1st. Ocean view. Las Salinas condo. A/C, W/D, pool, covered parking. $1,700/mo. Call Vic Musmanno, Coldwell Banker Schmitt, SOUTH ST. Cute Conch house located in the Casa Marina. 2BR/2BA with off street parking. $2,000/mo. includes garbage & sewer. References required. Call Gina Borrego/ Bascom Grooms RE BIG PINE 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with swimming canal. Nice home in subdivision. Long term, $1,900. F/L/S. Call Ed Carey, Prudential Keyside Properties BIG PINE 2BR/2BA Downstairs enclosure/garage. Open canal, park like setting. 1 yr ls. $1,600/mo. F/L/1mo BRAND NEW HOUSE 3/2, Big Coppitt Key, spacious yard, parking under house. $2,000/mo. F/L/S + utilities. No pets allowed. Call BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS 3/2 CANAL FRONT 1,500 sq. ft., A/C, W/D, and D/W. Quiet neighborhood, $1,700/mo. + util. 1 yr. lease. F/L/S. Avail. now Little Torch. Pets possible. Dockage CANAL HOME ON SUGARLOAF SHORES Large 3/2 on canal with boat slip. Central A/C, family room, lots of closets, fenced backyard with jacuzzi. $2,000/mo. Short term or month to month available w/ F/S only. Call or CONCH HOUSE In the heart of Old Town. 1/1, Avail. April 1st. $1,400 mo. F/L/S. Call CUDJOE KEY 3/2 in Cudjoe Gardens. Waterfront with dockage. F/L/S. Call Are you looking for a Long Term Rental in Paradise? Let me help you! Now Available 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 16 Aquamarine Dr Upstairs Apartment #3 on Canal In Big Coppitt $1, per month For More Information or An Appointment Call Jaime Caballero Property Manager/Realtor x121 Fax Cell Toll Free x FENCED YARD 4 PETS Very clean 1BR cottage, 3 blocks from Duval, w/9 ceiling, tile floors, AC, W/D, cov d porch, off st. prkg., incl. cable. $1,400/ mo. + Sec UNFURN. HOUSES FANTASTIC DEAL 2BR/2BA plus huge Florida room/3rd master bed. Gorgeous 30 pool. $2,500/mo. + util. Annual. Call Broadway Realty (305) GORGEOUS FOUNDRY Truman Annex 3 story townhouse 2BR/2.5BA $2,500/mo. Annual lease. Broadway Realty HOME FOR RENT Fantastic 2/1 half duplex in Mid Town. Tile floors, A/C, W/D. $1,950/mo. includes water, sewer, & garbage. The Taporowski Team Realty Executives Keys HOMES FOR RENT: Ramrod Key 2/2 Keys Charmer with Open Water Views! Newly Renovated, Dockage, Quiet Neighborhood, A Truly Beautiful Home. Long Term, F/L/S Big Pine Key Large 4/3 Home with Spacious, Fully Fenced Yard. Fruit Trees, Garage, Extra Parking, 150 feet of Seawall, Davits and Dock. Quiet Neighborhood. Island Living at its Best. Long Term, F/L/S Cudjoe Key 2/2 Canal Front Home with a View. Dockage, Newly Remodeled, Vaulted Ceilings, Nice Location, Long Term, F/L/S Call Susan Rich Coldwell Banker Schmitt KEY WEST RENTALS: Truman Annex- $2,500 yr. lease Staples- $2,500 yr. lease Santa Clara- $1,400 Truman Ave.- $3,200 avail. immediately Shipyard- 1/1 $1,800 Fleming- 2/2, furn., $2,300 Flagler- 4/5 $3,500 Broadway Realty (305) KW OLD TOWN Fabulous 2BR/1BA, renovated, cathedral ceilings, lg porch, all appl. incl. micro + W/D, parking, large shared pool. $1,850/mo. + Util. + Sec. Payment Plan, Prudential Knight-Keyside Properties, , x25 LONG TERM RENTALS Big Pine 2BR canal home and 2BR canal duplex available immediately. $1,200 to $1,400/mo. No pets. F/L/S. Call Garry & Donna Sievers, Inc NEW TOWNHOUSE 2BD/1.5BA, Key Cove. W/D, new appliances. $1,500/mo, F/L/$1,000 sec Steps from the pool. Available now PRIVATE AND QUIET Wonderful 3/2 canal front on Big Pine. Excellent boating, covered parking, big storage, tile floors, large yard and screened porch. Close to Key West and reef. keywest.com/camas.htm. $2,050 /mo SUGARLOAF SHORES 2/1 with new tile, huge yard and across from marina. $1,500/mo. plus utilities. Call SUMMERLAND ISLES Big boat and deep water canal. 2BR/1BA, tile floors, A/C, new kitchen, screened porch and new wood deck. Avail. April 1st. $1,500/mo. + F/L/S. Call Cheryl Action Keys Realty SUMMERLAND KEY 3/2 inland house. 767 West Shore Dr.. $1,500/mo. Call Another Real Estate Co THE HIDEAWAY Water view, 1/1, adults, pet limitations. $1,100/mo. F/S or Maloney Ave. 444 UNFURN. HOUSES UPPER KEYS 2 MERIDIAN AVE. KEY LARGO, FL. 2BR/1BA, boat access with private marina, W/D, fenced in yard, & balcony. $1,300/mo MOBILE HOMES/R V SITES RV LOT FOR RENT 2 pools, marina, laundry. MM10. $725/mo. includes util. Last month FREE with 6 month lease VACATION RENTALS 2BR/2BA+LOFT Old Town, beautifully renovated classic 2 story revival style with gourmet kitchen, pool, deck, tropical landscaping, sleeps 6, private quiet neighborhood with all amenities $3,000/mo. 30 day minimum Now Hiring Restaurant Manager Looking for an individual that enjoys the service industry & island living. Position requires strong guest/employee relations & good judgement. Duties Include: Inventory,Training, Scheduling. Great Opportunity for the right person. Apply in person at 500 Duval St. See Ray Masiero VACATION RENTALS 3 HISTORIC OLD TOWN RENTALS Long & Short Term Rates 1/1, 2/1, 4/2, (2) Pools 2 Blks. to Duval Quiet, Charming & Private SAJ Inv., Inc./ Realtor Bahamagardens.com IN THE HEART OF KEY WEST Prime Old Town Secluded, elegant estate, pool & spa, surrounded by deck, beautiful tropical landscaping, fully equipped and luxuriously furnished. Extremely private, central air, parking, small pets OK PLANNING YOUR NEXT TRIP TO KEY WEST? Historic Hideaways has been providing customers with luxury vacation rentals for over 20 years. Rent a private home or a condo with pool for the same price as a hotel. Weekly, monthly or longer. Visit us in person at 1109 Duval or historichideaways.com or call We are now taking reservations for Fantasy Fest and next season. Reserving now allows you the best selection for your next vacation in Paradise. 464 Storage INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE SPACE Sizes vary: 1,250 sq. ft. up to 2,500 sq. ft. Also fenced outside storage areas. Call NEED TEMPORARY STORAGE? 20 ft. or 40 ft. Containers or Trailers on your site or ours. Call MOBILE HOMES BIG PINE KEY FSBO Very nice 2/1, large bath, beautifully landscaped 10,000 sf. fenced lot, large kitchen STADIUM MOBILE HOME PARK 2BR/1BA. AS IS. Shown by appointment only TIMESHARES THE GALLEON WEEK 13 C building $24,500. Great views and private. Call TIMESHARE RESALES IN KEY WEST Buyers: save or More! Lots of units available. Sellers: No listing or setup fee. Active marketing program. Pay commission only upon sale. Contact: Gordon Mabie, REALTOR, Realty Executives Keys, $395,000 OLD TOWN A beautifully renovated 1/1 condo with all the finest materials, spacious, very quiet, plus so much more. Located in the serene quiet neighborhood of the Meadows AND 95 financing for qualified buyers. Mike Bernhardt Compass Realty PEARL AVE. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, private pool, covered parking, investment $685, CONDOS 714 B- ELIZABETH ST. Immaculate 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Old Town Condo on top of Solares Hill. Great location. $599,000. Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc., Bob Elkins OFFERED BY RICK LIVELY property. OCEAN SIDE MARINA CONDO 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Panoramic ocean view, large kitchen, granite counters, heated pool, spa, elevator. Premier Oceanside Marina/Residential Community. Large balcony & covered parking. $1,369,000 under contract. Bill Brown, Key West Properties, kwisland.com DIRECT OCEAN FRONT $4,500,000 VIEW Key West Beach Club is an exclusive gated community that offers a private beach, 2 pools, tennis courts & fitness center all overlooking the Atlantic. Penthouse, 4/3, 2,448 sq. ft. Pamper yourself by lounging on your private 30 foot balcony enjoying world famous Key West sunrises and sunsets. HUGE 3/2 1,250 SQ. FT. Las Salinas furnished condo w/walk-in closet & plenty of Key West charm. Security system. Offered at $649,000 INCREDIBLE VALUE 1/1 in beautiful Santa Clara. Won t last long. $399,000 RICK LIVELY Coldwell Banker, or investinkeywest.com 514 CONDOS OLD TOWN CONDOS The Colony 714 Olivia 1 BR + Loft $525K ~ 419 William St. Studio $350K Efficiency $399K Upstairs Front 2/1 $699K Upstairs Back Townhouse 2/2 $850K D-Stairs Front 2/1 $675K D-Stairs on Pool $775K ~ Bailey Mortgage Group THE GALLERIA Old Town guesthouse gone condo with transient. Target market, out of towner wanting a place to come whenever they want plus income producer. $350,000. Contact Andy Birrell (305) , Century 21 Keysearch Realty, for details. 520 HOMES **************************** PRIVATE LENDING Loans up to 65 LTV on any real estate with no consideration of credit or income RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL MOBILE HOMES CONSTRUCTION REHAB LOANS Purchase or Refinance FAST Closings with Minimum paperwork! We buy notes and mortgages. Call for quote. FLA Keys Mortgage Co. The Keys number one source for private lending for over 16 years! Upper Keys Middle Keys Key West ***************************** **2BR GOLF COURSE** Lowest priced 2/1.5 home, vaulted ceilings, w/ open fairway views from covered porch. $595,000. Won t last! /2 STILT HOME ON CUDJOE KEY FSBO 75 X100 dry lot, boat ramp nearby, newly remodeled, ready to move in. $565,000. No realtors please PAULA AVE. Newly renovated 3/2 home in New Town. A must see on a quiet residential street. Large back yard. $869,000. Call to make an appt MARGARET ST. $875,000 Cute Conch Cottage great location on Margaret St. New roof, small backyard patio, nice landscaping. Cabanas Realty, Inc. Charles Lee , Carlos Iglesias BPK/EDEN PINES Custom built 2 bedroom, 2 bath on Cul-De-Sac. New wood flooring, tile, carpeting, exterior and interior paint. Between 2 unbuildable lots. Very private. Legal downstairs enclosure. Owner is Florida License Real Estate. Price to sell at $469,000. Call BRAND NEW 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH 1,080 sq.ft. for sale. $599, BY OWNER 2BR/1.5BA, OSP, room for pool, excellent condition White St $850, CONTEMPORARY DESIGNER WATERFRONT HOME 3BR/2.5BA two-story home in Key Haven. Marble floors. Bisazza glass bathrooms with Kohler fixtures. Image 739 hot tub surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping complements this beauty! Offered now at $2,900,000. Call for an appointment to see COTTAGE GETAWAY 3/1.5 Manufactured home with tropical setting. Cottage like interior with virtually new kitchen and tile. Must see! $335,000. MINI ESTATE You can have it all. 2/2 with loft, artfully adapted to true Keys lifestyle. Dramatic 20 cathedral ceiling in living room, hot tub, orchid room, double canal front lot with privacy and ocean views. $1,035,000. TROPICAL CANAL FRONT PARADISE 2 bedroom, 2 bath on clean boating ocean side canal, utmost privacy, davits, fenced with native landscaping. Tasteful, bright Keys interior. $669,500. OPEN WATER 3/2 plus loft. Nestled, tropical vegetation and crystal clear ocean views. $705,000. DOUBLE WOODED LOT CANAL FRONT 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with privacy, tropical park like setting, storage and garage. $675,000. Wendy Tyson, Realtor, RE/MAX Southernmost
19 THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIED 7B 520 HOMES **WATERFRONT** Gorgeous 2BR/2BA home completely remodeled throughout. This home has many fine amenities such as a state of the art kitchen, tile throughout, 1109 sq. ft. living space, open water views from the covered patio and much more. You must see to appreciate. Offered at $825,000. Call Troy Henson at Realty Executives Keys DISTRESS SALE 3BR/1BA on Laird St., large lot on quiet street 3 blocks from beach. $749,000. Call Cindy or Brian , Estates Realty DUPLEX FOR SALE 2 BR/1BA each unit. Large yard, nice neighborhood. $875,000. Call Unique and extremely private property. 32 foot pool, stables and paddocks. Nestled on almost 1.5 acres surrounded by Key deer refuge. Mexican tiled throughout 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus studio/ office. Completely fenced with electric gate and RV hookup.a rare mini estate offered at $789,000. SCOTT BESKIN Owner Broker (305) Lower Keys Realty Co FLOATING TROPICAL RETREAT 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Tastefully decorated and completely furnished houseboat. Ideally located at the end of Tarpon Pier, Key West City Marina. Renewable, annual lease from city. $400,000. only FOR SALE BY OWNER Little Torch Key Waterfront Best buy in the Torches! 2/2, Great Boating, Great Location, Immaculate home! $569,000 Cudjoe Key Waterfront Open Water Views from every Window in this immaculate 3/2. Great Boating, Great Location. $799,000 Big Pine Open Water Views, Sunsets, Prevailing Breezes. Solid concrete 3 story hurricane fortress. Great Boating, Excellent Location, 3/2, Immaculate Condition. $1,100,000 Big Pine Waterfront Rare Find, Big Family Home! 5/3 Plus lots of Land! Great boating, Wonderful Location, Terrific House. $775,000 Please Call HOMES NEW HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN OLD TOWN! 3BR/3BA Conch style 2- story home with top of the line features. Swimming pool and off-street parking. Offered at the pre-construction price of $1,995,000. Call for an appointment to show. PRICE REDUCED BIG COPPITT 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths with custom kitchen, tile floors, new roof, new central A/C, large storage area, and large enough for a pool or expansion. Move in condition. Asking $639K. STOCK ISLAND This 3BR/2BA home includes a guest unit. Ceramic tile throughout, new kitchen, new bathrooms. Exceptionally well maintained home! Asking $469K. BIG PINE New construction 3/2 home. Asking $499K. Call Louis Paez or Elaine Coldwell Banker Real Estate PRIVATE COMPOUND OLD TOWN $1,500,000 3 Conch cottages arranged around a pool in a very private and secluded setting. French doors and cathedral ceiling throughout. Ideal for entertaining. Cabana Realty, Inc. Charles Lee, , SPLIT LEVEL - FSBO 2/1 up, 3/2 down, 2,880 sf, private entrances, screen rooms, shutters, solid investment, CBS. Fully tiled on clean boating canal. Concrete seawall w/boat slip & davits, hot tub, storage sheds. MM29. Open floor plan, large bedrooms, home theater, luxuriously furnished. Virtual tours at: seearoomkeywest.com/ros e.htm $849, STYLISH DESIGNER S HOME BY THE BEACHES BY OWNER Tastefully renovated, impeccably kept with stunning poolside guest quarters, total of 4/2.5, separate studio/office, Mexican tile patio, heated pool, tropical landscaping, ample off street parking, a very versatile one of a kind property Rose Street. Asking $1,425,000. Call HOMES OWNER SAYS SELL! Legal duplex but a great single family too. Excellent location, 806 Eaton St. $799,950. Call Andy Birrell, Century 21 Keysearch Realty, TRANSIENT LICENSE Old Town. 3/2.5 Conch House w/ swimming pool, cottage & off-street parking. Listed for $1,325,000. Ask for Everett Watkins with Preferred Properties at TROPICAL SECLUDED BEAUTY! 3BR/2BA hideaway in New Town that includes a Guest Cottage surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens opening out to a heated swimming pool and deck area. Newly renovated at $1,100,000. For an appointment call Visit keywestliving.com For virtual tours & to view all Key West Estate Listings. 46 Kingfisher Lane Best price at the Key West Golf Club! 2BR & 1BA townhouse w/a covered rear deck & a larger yard for added privacy. Only $585, Atlantic Enjoy resort style living! On Smather s Beach, this spacious 2BR & 2BA condo is in great condition & features a partial ocean view, pool, hot tub, covered parking & tennis. Now only $820,000. Las Salinas 3BR & 2BA value in excellent condition w/fresh paint, tile floors, new appliances. Includes a parking bay. Now only $557, Golf Club Drive Picture perfect view at the KWGC! 2 BR & 1.5BA townhome in like new condition. 2 pools & fitness center. Don t miss out! $629, Southard Street Excellent Old Town location! 2BR & 2BA partially renovated Conch cottage w/off street parking. Hardwood floors & stainless steel appliances. Owner is a licensed real estate agent. $935,000. Vic MUSMANNO, REALTOR Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E , x MARCH 30 - APRIL HOMES FSBO 2BR/1BA Dry corner double lot on Big Pine. Walk around deck. Boat ramp nearby. $495, WANT TO LIVE IN MARTHA S VINEYARD? I have a buyer who is selling her oceanfront family compound for $1.5 mil. Main house & 2 cottages with great rental income. Will take a Key West home at a value of approx. $750,000 as partial exchange. Call Kathy Hancock, Century 21 All Keys Inc or BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ARTIST S OPPORTUNITY Guild Hall Gallery is now taking applications for new artists to show their work in a high traffic block of Duval St. Emerging artists welcome and all mediums considered. Reasonable rent and no commission. Applications at 614 Duval St. or call ask for Diane or Mally. BAKERY BAKERY BAKERY Be your own boss. Fully equipped. Rent space. 12 hour shift. Why buy when you could rent? Best deal in town BE YOUR OWN BOSS Lucrative established delivery service available. This specialized service comes with contracts already in place offering immediate income. Fulfill your dreams. Call for more information. Heather Henson Realty Executives Keys CONCH HARBOR MARINA FISHING CHARTER BUSINESS Turn key fishing charter business includes 43 Torres Sport Vessel, all fishing equipment, licenses, website, advanced booking. Price reduced to $199,000. Call Jerry Hughes or Brenda Duley Seaport, LLC/REALTORS GOURMET SANDWICH & COFFEE/BAGEL CAFE Business for sale including trademarks and signature recipes, all equipment and operation manuals. Good numbers and huge local following click business opportunity on home page for inventory & pictures. $79,500. Compass Realty 526 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ICE CREAM PARLOR Turn key Ice Cream Parlor in great location in Big Pine Key. Established customer base, all equipment included and in great shape. Call Banks Prevatt , Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E. Co. INTERNET ACCESS BUSINESS Turn key established business includes equipment, furnishings & renewable lease on prime US1 location in Big Pine Key. Call Banks Prevatt , Coldwell Banker Schmitt R.E. Co. UNIQUE RESTAURANT with Tapas cuisine in Old Town Key West. Licensed for 20 seats, beer & wine. Great following & written about in the Travel Sections of Miami Herald & N.Y. Times. $249,000, business only. Call Kathy Hancock, Century 21 All Keys Inc or Investments 2 SEPARATE LOTS WITH TRAILER Building permits already apply for. $700, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUSY OLD TOWN LOCATION Double corner lot with new building in art district. Many uses: Art Galleries, Offices, Banks, Retail, transient living accommodations, guest cottages, Restaurants, multiplefamily dwellings, light industrial and more. Room to expand up & out. Corner of White & Catherine, very busy street keywest.com, click commercial property icon on home page for more info and pictures. $1,595,000. Compass Realty. COMMERCIAL COMPOUND Bar-Restaurant- Apartment Complex $3,900,000 Three renovated Conch houses surrounding brick patio, indoor-outdoor dining area, garden bar in private setting, 266 legal seats. Six self-contained apartments. Adjacent to 200 block of Duval St. Cabana Realty, Inc. Charles Lee, , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 803 WHITEHEAD ST. Office/retail, HNC-3, renovated, 1st floor, 2 rooms, + bath, kitchen & pool, $3,500/mo. Century 21 All Keys x 19 Rob Rey EXECUTIVE OFFICE/SUITES DOWNTOWN SOUTHARD & FLEMING $500-$750/month Balcony Office Available Select a single office or Several offices - one floor Fax COURTHOUSE BUSINESS CENTER Southard St. KEY WEST BUSINESS CENTER 422 Fleming St. Business Identity Plan: Need to get out of your home office? Starting a new business or wishing to expand to Key West? $125/month FOR RENT 1026 Truman Ave. (1st level), wood floors, full bath, $1,600/mo. Century 21 All Keys, Rob Rey x19. GRAND 6 APT. HOME With spectacular 3rd floor suite. Must see this opportunity! $1,949,500. Call Andy Birrell, Century 21 Keysearch Realty, OFFICE SPACE Overseas Highway location. Ramrod Key. Owner/Agent TURN KEY RESTAURANT 200 block of Duval, Just Reduced from $1 million to $495,000. Contact Andy Birrell (305) , Century 21 Keysearch Realty, for details. 536 LOTS & ACREAGE OCEANSIDE CANAL LOT 17 point canal lot on Ramrod Key. Plans for 3/2 modular home. Owner is Lic. Realtor, call Franny OPEN WATER Build your dream home on tier 3 lot. Mature landscaping, great boating, sunrise open water view. 73 Bay Dr Announce it in Keyswide Classified! Call Keys Service Directory 536 LOTS & ACREAGE RV LOT FOR RENT Available 4/1-12/1. Lucky s Landing, MM28.5. Little Torch Key. $500/mo. Call Maribeth SUGARLOAF SHORES Canal front large lot with permit to build. $545,000. Call for details. OPEN WATER Amazing huge lot. Owner is Florida Realtor. Call Mila Demier at Key West Properties, SUMMERLAND- KEY COVE- N. LAKE DR. Buildable lot with great boating access. In house financing. FSBO $275,000 Call John Trucks 01 Blue Ford Ranger XLT 41K mi. GREAT deal! $5,995 obo Dodge Van, 6 cyl. Runs good. New tires. $1,800. Call Ford F-350 I-Ton, lift gate flate bed. 1,300. Pounf lifting power, cold A/C, runs great. $7,500 obo. Call Ford F-350, utility truck, cold A/C, runs great. Retail list $6,500 sacrafice $5,000. Call Dodge Ram, motor runs great but needs trans. $600 OBO Ford F-150 Van, new tires, battery, brakes. Passenger/utility. Runs great. $732 OBO Dodge Ram 1500, shortbed, std. cab, 5.2L V8, camper shell, needs paint. $3, Ford F350, 6spd diesel. XL Quad cab long bed. $12, Autos For Sale 00 Cadillac Seville SLS, 50K mi, exc. cond., warr., $13, Hyundai $7, Packer St. 5 Year warranty Mazda, used, blue, cruise control, A/C and good condition. $2,442. Call Acura Legend, $4,000 OBO. Runs great. Champagne exterior/tan leather interior, A/C, CD, player or Richard Nissan Maxima. 49k, automatic, sunroof. Extra clean. $6,317. Please call Autos For Sale 2001 ISUZU RODEO V6 Fully loaded! Looks and runs great! Your low cost at $11,995 TROPICAL MOTORS FORD, F150, V8 Four door, sunroof, power windows, locks, topper, 30K. Your cost $14,995 TROPICAL MOTORS Buick La Sabre convertiblew/ 350 Chevy engine. New tires, runs great, $3, Chrysler LeBaron LX Convertible, 38K mi, good shape. $2, Chevy Cavalier, conv, gd cond., runs gr. $2,565 OBO Mercury GS Tracer good cond. Reliable, exc. value at $3, , after 5:30pm. KEY WEST AUTOWEB MM10.5 BIG COPPITT SPRING CLEARANCE SALE $$ REDUCED $$ 2000 Toyota Camry LE pwr pkg, alarm, moonroof Only $8,500 $$ REDUCED $$ 2002 Sebring Conv. LXI Leather, cloth top, perfect $13,495 or $249 per mo. BLOW-OUT PRICE 2001 Grand Cherokee Leather, pwr, CD, loaded $13,900 or $259 per mo Dodge 1500 X-Cab AT, A/C, V8, new tires, clean. $12,900 or $239 per mo Isuzu Rodeo V6 AT, pwr pkg, alarm, loaded $11,495 or $216 per mo Dodge Dakota V8 AT, A/C, 16 alloys, extcab. $17,495 or $329 per mo. *JEEPS JEEPS JEEPS* 1998 Wrangler 5 spd. Green w/ black top $7, Wrangler Sport 6cyl. 5spd, new top & tires, every option, like new Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl., 5 spd, 3 lift, custom new 35 tires & wheels, nicest custom jeep around TRADES WELCOME ALL PAYMENTS $0 DOWN O.A.C. excludes tax, tag, and fees FSBO CUDJOE KEY Exquisite remodel canal front. 3/2 house on Privateer Dr. Granite tile, custom cabinets and designer bathrooms. Priced to sell. $699, GOLF COURSE 2/1.5 TOWNHOUSE Fully furnished (optional) Ready to move in. Wonderful community with 2 pools and a gym. Great home or investment property. $610,000. Owner is a Lic. Realtor HOME SELLERS Find out what the home down the street sold for ONLINE! Free computerized list of area home sales and current listings. Free info., no obligation. HomesOnYourStreet.com Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate KEY HAVEN WATERFRONT DESIGNER HOME Gorgeous and spacious newly renovate 3BR/2.5BA home surrounded by tropical landscaping and new pool on an oversized, corner canal lot. Offered at $1,900,000. Call for an appointment Lock Your Mother-In-Law Out and Walk to Beach 2/1 plus 1/1 lockout, lush fenced gardens, huge pool, spa and deck. Stainless kitchen, outside dining. Hardwood floors Tom Pope Design. $1,350,000. Elizabeth, Remax Southernmost OFFERED BY DENISE M. CORNELL Excellent Location Duplex/Meadows 4/4.5 $1,275,000 Investors Look! Duplex 4/2, two off street parking places and room for pool. $975,000. Cute Conch Cottage 1/1 Bahama Village $535,000 South Park Condo 1/1 with new appliances, beautiful ground, and pool. $535,000 Denise M. Cornell Coldwell Banker Schmitt Appliance & Electronics Sales Installation We service all makes & models N. Roosevelt Blvd. (Next to Duncan Ford) HUGE INVENTORY! APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS ART FINE ARTIST ~FOR HIRE~ Decorative to Portrait S. S. Bailey, BFA BRICK PAVING BOSTON BRICK WE STOCK OLD CHICAGO BRICK KEY WEST CAR WASH & DETAIL Car Care Bolaco, Inc. The Car Cleaning Specialist (305) From carwash to complete detail. Free estimate, Licensed & Insured 2826 N. Roosevelt Blvd. (Next to Tunnel) years of experience Tony s Car Care Best Detailer in Town Mobile Car Wash Call us for all your car cleaning needs. Cars, boats and trucks (305) QUALITY CAR CARE Our name says it all! 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20 8B KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIED THE KEY WEST CITIZEN THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 AUTO MALL, KEY WEST 1618 N. ROOSEVELT BLVD CARS 1994 PONTIAC GRAND AM AUTO, A/C, SPORTY SAVE SK# $2, PLYMOUTH BREEZE 4DR PWR WINDOWS, AUTO, A/C, EXTRA CLEAN SK# $5, MAZDA MIATA CONV MILES, EXTRA CLEAN, SAVE SK# $7, FORD FOCUS WAGON AUTO, PWR PKG, A/C, SAVE SK# $7, TOYOTA CAMRY LE 4DR V6, SUNROOF, AUTO, PWR PKG SK# $7, MERCEDES BENZ E300 SUNROOF, LEATHER, EXTRA, EXTRA CLEAN SK# $7, FORD TAURUS 4DR PWR PKG, AUTO, LIKE NEW SK# $8, VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE LOW MILES, A/C, EXTRA CLEAN SAVE SK# $8, FORD FOCUS 4DR SE AUTO, A/C, PWR PKG, LIKE NEW SK# $10, CHRYSLER PT CRUISER LTD SUNROOF, LEATHER, A/C, SPORTY SK# $12, FORD MUSTANG COUPE 17,000 MILES, AUTO FULLY LOADED SK# $12, CHRYSLER SEBRING CONV. LOW MILES, FULLY EQUIP, LIKE NEW SK# $17,995 LUXURY 1996 INFINITI I-30 LOW MILES, SUNROOF, LEATHER, EXTRA CLEAN SK# $8, INFINITI I-30 LOW MILES, LUXURY, BEST BUY SK# $17, BMW Z3 CONV. LOW MILES, SUPER CLEAN, SAVE SK# $19, BMW M3 CONVT. LEATHER, EXCELL. COND., SPORTY SK# $22, MERCEDES BENZ E320 CLASS ACT, LUXURY MUST SEE SK# $22, Autos For Sale $500 POLICE IMPOUND Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas etc. from $500. For listing Ext BUY HERE - PAY HERE BAD CREDIT NO CREDIT NO PROBLEM Low down payments, low weekly payments, same day approval. TROPICAL MOTORS Must Sell 94 Cutlass, 96K mi., cold A/C, good condition, and runs good. $1,900 obo SELECTION 01 Rav 4 01 Grand Cherokee 99 Ford Explorer 99 Jeep Wrangler 96 Ford Mustang TROPICAL MOTORS SUV s For Sale Jeep Grd. Cherokee, grt cond., new tran/rad/tires & brakes, CD/MP3. Ice cold A/C. pwr.lks +win 93,123K mi $4, Mopeds 3 Wheel mobility scooter, new, $ ANDY S NEW AND USED SCOOTERS Come and see our selection of new and used scooters. We also take trade-ins. Look for us at 523 Truman Ave., under the big American flag! Phone # Scooter, new 2004, 1 mi., street legal, 49cc auto, 120mpg, rear trunk, dependable transportation. Sacrifice $ Motorcycles 03 Yamaha FZR1000, 2K mi., like new. $6, or Suzuki Hayabusa Ltd. Ed., Custom paint, top gun under tail, double bubble windscreen, carbon fiber levers and lots more. Will pictures. Asking $13,000 OBO Honda 250CC Rebel, 1 owner - runs great. Must sell! $1,330 obo Red 2001 Kawasaki ZR- 7S1 Helmet, $4,000 OBO Travel Trailers 2004 TRAVEL TRAILER By Dutchman with tow kit. Dinette, gas/electric, micro, fridge, sink, 2 burners range, A/C/D/C hookup and queen sleeper. Used only once. MSRP, $14,500. Will sacrifice at $8, Travel Trailers Prowler, sleeps 6, good condition, $6,800 OBO Call Sunny Brook 26CKS, 99, alum. super structure, exc. cond., loaded-slide out. $10, RV/Motor Homes ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS 1996 Class B RV. King bed, micro., stove, fridge., freezer, generator, hot & cold pressurized H2O, full head & shower, TV, stereo, satellite, outrageous art work by Capt. Outrageous from push bar to avail. motorcycle trailer. Only 46K miles. RV $26,000. M/C trailer offer Marine Needs 454, 340hp, FWC Motor, a part, 700 hrs. $343 OBO Contential Galv. 20 Tandem axle, w/brakes, good working cond. Slight rust, $685 OBO. Call Ryan Do not pass this great deal. Onan, 6.5KW Gas Generator, $514 OBO Call Power Boats WestMarine H2P Inflatable +97 Nissan 8 $1, Boston Whaler with hp Johnson, low hours with trailer, great cond. $2,470 OBO. Call FT. WHALER 40hp outboard, bimini top and cover. No trailer $3, Boston Whaler, 66, 40hp Suzuki, bimini top, Cont l Trailer. Excell Cond. $3135 obo Mako with Johnson, hull needs work but engine is in good running condition. $3,158 Call Slickcraft, 95 restored, Chevy OMC drive. New bottom paint, radios, speakers, amplifiers, batteries and water pump. Rebuilt lower unit and carburetor. New cover. Galvanized trailerexcellent shape. $2,200. Call Yamaha 225 TXRS Carbarated Outboard, left side, excellent condition. $3,000 obo Legacy CC, 130hp, folding t-top, GPS, fish finder, outriggers, trailer, $9, CAROLINA SKIFF 198 with 2000 Suzuki 70hp, 4 stroke. Low hours. $7,900. Big Pine. Call Power Boats 18 Larson, CC, 200hp Johnson, runs great. $5,500 OBO PARKER CC 250 hp Yamaha, deep V, t- top, live-well, trim-tabs & many more acc. $26,900 OBO GRADY WHITE W/A hp Yamaha HPDI, all electronics, 1998 galvanized trailer, custom top w/ rod holders. $17,500 obo SEAPRO DECKBOAT 115hp Evinrude, bimini, stereo, great condition. $10, Deep V Cuddy Cabin 1970, set up to fish, full canvas, rebuilt 6 cyl. Chevy motor Mercruiser, lots of parts, heavy boat. $1,805 OBO Glastron, twin 115 Johnsons, elect, trailer, many extras. Great value $5, Thunderbird 27 Hard Top, twin 165 Mercrusiers, repowered in 01, 10 beam, storage trailer. $6,856. Call Trophy, 20.8, walkaround, 200hp Black Max w/ alum trailer. $12,825 obo. Call Parker 2520 Sport Cabin Mod. V-Hull (Draft - 12 ), twin 150hp Yamahas on dive platform, tower on cabin roof w/ dual controls & Bimini T-Top. V-Bunks, head, Raytheon V850 GPS, fuel cap. 216 gal. Includes rods & reels, out & down riggers, Bimini top for aft., many extras! New 2520 Parker like this would exceed $85,000. Selling $34, Sailboats 15 CATAMARAN WITH TRAILER Brand new never used sail $2, Hobie Cat & Trailer, Good sails, needs minor reconditioning. $2,500. Call Sloop. Ready to sail. Dockage available. $4,250 OBO COLUMBIA SLOOP 1978 full sail inventory. Clean liveaboard. $15,000. Willing to negotiate. In Marathon Chriscraft twin diesel afordable waterfront living. Many extras. $12,500. Call Ed , 27 Helms Sloop, 9 ft. beam, great sails, roller furling, wheel steering, Yamaha stroke. $3, Precision dft, 3 sails, 01 2hp elec. New uphol. 99. New halyards alum. trl. $5,950. Phil Houseboats $39,000 OBO This is a wooden structure 10 1/2x29 feet that sits on a 17x29 floating base. The floats are permanent and can support a lot more weight. The building currently has 9x10 and 10x20 rooms. There are 7 windows with blinds, 2 doors, A/C, standard electrical outlets, new walls, new metal roof and carpet. There is no plumbing but the configuration would easily allow the addition of any plumbing you world like. Needs to be moved to new berth or Richard. view photo at CD# X12 Fiberglass Hull, refinished and newly painted bottom, needs complete interior remodeling. Great liveaboard and investment possibilities for boat person. $22,562 obo. Call X24 COMPLETELY REMODELED Beautiful 3/2 home, diesel engines, full kitchen w/ all new appliances, cedar interior, and Pergo floors. $125K or REALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING Floating home in Stock Island at $82,500! Leases slip at $430/mo. completes this opportunity. Knotty pine walls, fridge, stove, storage, 1BR/1BA plus bunks below for company. Gates marina. Fiberglass 43; Delta Clipper. Brenda Duley Seaport, LLC/REALTORS MISCELLANEOUS BOATS Inflatable boat 9 2 new 2004 with oars and pump. $ Kayak, self-bailing, v.g. cond. w/ paddles, seat, etc. $400 obo DOCKAGE/ STORAGE 50 BOAT SLIP Available at Oceanside Marina. Slip 660 $350,000. Call Andy Birrell, Century 21 Keysearch Realty, BOAT SLIP FOR RENT at Sunset Marina for a boat up to 45. Long term. For more info. call AUTO MALL, KEY WEST 1618 N. ROOSEVELT BLVD TRUCKS 1997 DODGE RAM 1500 AUTO, A/C, LOW MILES SAVE SK# $5, CHEVROLET TRACKER CONV. AUTO, A/C, MILES, EXTRA CLEAN SK# DODGE CARAVAN AUTO, A/C, DUAL SIDE DOORS SAVE SK# $8, JEEP CHEROKEE LOW MILES, ALL POWER, EXTRA CLEAN SK# $8, JEEP CHEROKEE 4X4 FULLY EQUIP, EXTRA CLEAN SAVE SK# $9, DODGE RAM, 1500, LONG BED AUTO, A/C, ALL POWER, LOW MILES SK# $9, DODGE DURANGO AUTO, A/C, FULLY EQUIP., SAVE SK# $10, TOYOTA RAV 4 4DR LOW MILES, EXTRA CLEAN SAVE SK# $14, CHEV TRAILBLAZER LS LOW MILES, FULLY LOADED, LIKE NEW SK# $16, FORD F150, SUPERCREW 4DR, V8, PWR PKG, SUPER CLEAN SK# $18, FORD F150 SUPERCREW XLT LOW MILES, LOADED, LIKE NEW $22,995 SK# CHEVROLET TAHOE LT LEATHER, LOW MILES FULLY LOADED $29,995 SK# LUXURY 2001 INFINITI QX4 SUV SUNROOF, LEATHER, LOADED, EXTRA CLEAN SK# $21, MERCEDES ML 320 SUV SUNROOF, LEATHER, NAV SYS, LIKE NEW $7, BMW 325I OCEAN SIDE MARINA 15,000 MILES, FULLY LOADED, LIKE NEW 95, 30 Gulfstream Conquest, full bath, good con. Top slip for rent 33 x9 Inside dry stack storage. $29,995 SK# $5, max. Charlie EXTRA! EXTRA! END OF THE MONTH CLEARANCE SALE SK# $28, FACTORY REBATES UP TO $ FINANCING FREE DELL COMPUTER DURANGO MSRP $28,887 RAM 1500 MSRP $ 22,915 CARAVAN MSRP $19,220 STK# STK# 5187C STK# 5224C Sale Price! $22,995 Sale Price! $17,915 Sale Price! $15,995 STK# 8275F STK# 8268FT MUSTANG MSRP $26,887 F-150 MSRP $ 23,895 EXPEDITION MSRP $37,890 STK# 8165FT Sale Price! $20,599 Sale Price! $20,995 Sale Price! $30,995 STK# 3860T STK# 3920T CAMRY MSRP $20,600 HIGHLANDER MSRP $26,608 SEQUOIA MSRP $35,544 Sale Price! $18,600 Sale Price! $23,995 Sale Price! $31,995 ON THE BOULEVARD KEY WEST ALL PRICES AFTER ALL FACTORY REBATES AND INCENTIVES INCLUDING MILITARY, AND FMCC. 0 ON SELECT MODELS W.A.C. DELL COMPUTER AT NO CHARGE WITH PURCHASE OR LEASE ON FORD FOCUS ONLY. ALL OFFERS GOOD THRU END OF MONTH 3/31/05. USED CARS: PRICES ARE GOOD FOR 5 DAYS. MIMIMUM TRADE DEALS DO NOT APPLY. NO OTHER SALE PRICES APPLY. TAXES, TAG, TITLE FEE EXTRA
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