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Issue #76 — Friday, August 22, 2014

Grand Jury Clears All Officers in the Death of Charles Eimers / Vogel Brings In Expert Police Officer Defense Witness

“This allows the prosecutor to say I didn’t take the decision.  The Grand Jury did it.  The people did it.  But of course, how vigorously the prosecutor presents the case is everything.  It’s just the prosecutor presenting a case to these Grand Jurors.  If the DA doesn’t want an indictment or has questions it could Read More...

Ferguson Flashpoint?

Could Key West Reach the Ferguson Flashpoint?

“Cartwright began yelling as loud as he could, and almost immediately a large crowd began forming around us […] Within minutes a crowd of at least 50 bystanders surrounded us and Det. Wormington called for additional Officers while I held down Cartwright.” Police officers were arresting bad boy Ricky Cartwright who had ridden his bicycle Read More...

It’s Hot! It’s Exciting!! Nobody’s heard of it!!!

What is it? GreenKeys! Yes, exclamation point. That’s how terrific it is. Terrific! So what is GreenKeys!? It’s hard to say precisely. It seems to partially be an outreach effort by the expensive consultant hired by the county whose task it is to design how the Keys will implement its climate action plan and update Read More...

FOLLOWUP: BLUE WALL OF SILENCE

If you are a regular reader of Key West The Newspaper (The Blue Paper), I hope you read John Donnelly’s thoughtful commentary on the “Blue Wall of Silence,” published here two weeks ago. If you missed it, click on “back issues” on this website’s home page and call up the August 8 issue and scroll Read More...

Kessler and Jones, Yes; Neugent, No

It’s political season, and I’m limiting my picks to the three I feel most strongly and knowledgeable about. I understand the financial accounting in the School District for their board race, the law for Mark Jones’ re-election, and George Neugent’s numerous ethical flaws. Stu Kessler is probably the most expert candidate for his position we Read More...

Grinder Pumps, Will They Mean the End of Key Deer?

Commisioner George Neugent states that a pressure sewage system, with grinder pumps, is the optimum sewage collection system for Big Pine Key.  He says grinder pumps require less excavation and have a smaller footprint.  While these may or may not be immediate benefits of a pressure sewage system, we need to consider the impact of Read More...

GUEST EDITORIAL: A Recipe for Corruption

How do you create a delicious dish, served to special interests?   Start with a rich donor who approaches a county commissioner and asks for a contract.  Next, preheat the oven with a bogus audit of the current contractor.  Make sure their director or bookkeeper is never interviewed so as not to alter the taste.  Release Read More...

Did You Miss The Hometown PAC Candidate Forum on August 18th?

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Residents Should Be Told The Truth

When I first saw the acronym S.I.T. used for mosquito control I thought that had potential. Sterilizing males and females certainly works with cats and dogs although I must say the idea of having ‘spay day’ at mosquito control was hard to fathom. Then I read that they haven’t yet figured out how to sterilize Read More...

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DEATH IN PARADISE:  A YEAR LATER [CHARLES EIMERS MEMORIAL] NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   Read More...

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  NOWHERE TO RUN:  NEW VIDEO DEVASTATING TO KWPD CREDIBILITY [CHIEF LEE DEPOSITION VIDEO] EIMERS IN-CUSTODY-DEATH UPDATE: MISSING VIDEO SURFACES KATHY SMITH, LEAD FDLE INVESTIGATOR IN CHARLES EIMERS CASE PUT ON ADMINITRATIVE LEAVE KWPD & FDLE, PARTNERS IN CRIME? CHARLES EIMERS UPDATE: Police, Death, and Missing Videotapes   THE BURGLAR, THE VIGILANTE, AND THE AXE OF Read More...

RECENT TOP STORIES

THE CASE OF MATTHEW MURPHY:  ANOTHER COVER-UP?   “SLANDER” OR THE FACTS? FORMAL ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GEORGE NEUGENT [by Rick Boettger]     THE KEYS’ DIRTY LITTLE SECRET POLICE POINT GUN AT SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY… AND MORE CHARLES EIMERS: REINACTMENT POINTS TO ASPHYXIATION    

TUNATOONS: ISLAND OF BONES – PART FOUR

Back in 1521 , Juan Ponce de Leon discovered the Island of Key West.  The island had been used as a communal graveyard by the Calusa Indians. So he named the island, Cayo Hueso (Island of Bones). Since that time this tiny island has produced so many interesting and crazy stories. This story is about Key West Read More...

FLORIDA: Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples Could Add $182 Million To State Economy

Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Florida would generate over $ 182 million in spending to the state economy, according to a new study authored by Williams Distinguished Scholar, M.V. Lee Badgett; Williams Public Policy Fellow, E.G. Fitzgerald; and Williams Senior Counsel, Christy Mallory. “This study confirms that all Floridians benefit from marriage for same-sex Read More...

FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION

 Learn Here / Work Anywhere John Padget and Jacob Dekker today pledged financial support of $ 100,000 for <Monroe/> COMPUTE$, a $ 400,000 initiative to create a “computing platform” of courses and certificates in Monroe County. Grants are available immediately—but must be claimed before June 30, 2015—from the Kura Hulanda Foundation, a private foundation supported Read More...

Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys Endorses No Candidates for August’s Elections

Ahead of August 26th’s local elections for many non-partisan offices in Key West and Monroe County, Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys Chairman Mike Kane released the following statement: After much discussion and review, the Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys has decided not to endorse any candidates for Augusts’ elections. It was a consensus Read More...

VNA/HOSPICE Receives $ 6,000 From Lisa Taylor COURAGE Fund

On behalf of the Lisa Taylor COURAGE Fund for Hospice, the Ocean Reef Community Foundation recently presented another $ 6,000 gift to Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys (VNA/Hospice) for their compassionate work in home health and hospice care. Lisa Taylor, daughter of Connie and John Taylor of Ocean Reef, died in Read More...

RAYMOND EVANS (WPC-1110) SCHEDULED TO DOCK AT MALLORY SQUARE

On Monday, August 25th, from 10:00-2:00 pm, the latest Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) WPC-1110 RAYMOND EVANS will dock at Mallory Square during training.  While docked, they will offer tours to the public.  The fast response cutter WPC-1110 RAYMOND EVANS is soon to be the fourth cutter to be commissioned in Key West, FL Read More...

GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION! WILLIE WARD & NELSON ENGLISH PARK, August 30th

GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION! WILLIE WARD & NELSON ENGLISH PARK, August 30th

FANTASY FEST 2014 KING AND QUEEN CANDIDATE EVENT SCHEDULE

 TROPICAL ESCAPADES AND TRANCES   WWW.AIDSHELP.CC   Ongoing Events: Aqua Idol every Tuesday beginning August 26 – October 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – come support the candidates’ singers at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street. 75% of the monies collected will be split among the candidates and 25% would go to the campaign for Read More...

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 thru WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings & events throughout the Keys. All phone numbers are area code 305 unless noted otherwise. Key West Happenings ARTS COUNCIL REGISTER NOW! Inaugural Culture Crawl! Hosted by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts Saturday, August 23 – Meet at The Porch Key West, 429 Caroline St., 5 Read More...

Fantasy Fest Street Fair Food Vendor Lottery Coming up / Food Vendors to meet at Grand Key August 26

The lottery at which food vendors select booth spaces for the Fantasy Fest 2014 Street Fair will be held at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort on August 26 starting at 10 am.  The lottery consists of each vendor drawing a number which will determine the order they will follow in choosing their space(s). Food Vendors Read More...

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 6 thru Wednesday, November 12

Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. Key West Happenings ARTISTS RECEPTIONS / EXHIBITIONS Thursday Polar Opposites Opening Reception, 6 PM Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St. 294-3973. Luckystreetgallery.com James Barr-Nobles, B. Lucy Stevens. (more…)

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