Jun 102016
 
Help Detectives Identify Man Wanted for Questioning in Alleged Sunglasses Theft

  The video and photos show a man detectives want to talk to about the theft of a pair of Pelagic brand sunglasses from Bud and Mary’s Outfitters Store in Islamorada on the afternoon of May 31st.  The sunglasses are valued at $296. Anyone who recognizes him and can help detectives to identify him should contact Deputy Caridad Bellon at 305-664-6480 or Detective Sgt. Mark Coleman at 305-853-3211.

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 8:00 am Issue #170 No Responses »
Jun 102016
 
Big Coppitt – More Missing Documents?

by Margaret Blank……. Update: The FKAA responded right quick this time. I sent an email Sunday, got a response on Monday. This is new and different. Here’s a link to the agenda back up for the approval of award to Gianetti. A couple of things prompted me to take a look back at the Big Coppitt project. The Big Coppitt wastewater treatment facility experienced difficulties meeting effluent quality requirements for about a year. I discovered this completely by accident. It’s never been reported in the [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:54 am Island Voices, Issue #170 4 Responses »
Jun 102016
 
Body Found Under Whale Harbor Bridge

The body of a Pembroke Pines, Florida man was pulled from the water under the Whale Harbor Bridge yesterday morning. It appears 48 year old Christopher Rishell committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. His car, a 2012 Mazda, was found parked on the bridge just before 3 a.m. It was running, its hazard lights were on and it was unoccupied. Rishell’s cell phone was on the top of the car, his wallet was inside and a pack of cigarettes were found on the bridge railing [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #170, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Jun 102016
 
WHO DO YOU CALL IF YOU SEE A PELICAN ENTANGLED IN FISHING LINE SO THAT HE CAN'T EAT OR FLY?

by Dennis Reeves Cooper……. I hope you saw my story about the Key West chickens that appeared here in The Blue Paper April 29. In that story, I reported that, for several years, the Key West Wildlife Center (KWWC) has been contracted by the City of Key West to manage a program to rescue injured chickens, provide medical care, and arrange relocation to selected farms and orchards on the mainland where the chickens can retire in peace. As part of my research for that story, [continue reading…]

Jun 102016
 
Gentle Rebuttal

Dear Editor, A recent press release from FKAA and the County very unjustly and incorrectly attacks two homeowners for filing a lawsuit May 9 that seeks to get those two mega-powers to follow their own rules. The lawsuit simply requests the Court to confirm that the law specifically requires that a gravity connection for people’s sewers be placed in the right of way, not in the yard. So why all the hostility and chest thumping by FKAA and the County? It’s their own rules these [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:48 am Issue #170, Letter to the Editor 6 Responses »
Jun 102016
 

by Thomas L. Knapp……. “The White House said Tuesday [June 7] that President Barack Obama will veto the Senate’s version of the annual defense policy bill,” Richard Lardner of the Associated Press reports. Why? Lardner cites provisions that would prevent Obama from shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay and limit the number of “national security” functionaries he can put on the White House payroll. Deeper in the story, however, we find meatier objections: The $600 billion bill “denies the Defense Department’s request for a [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:47 am ~ Opinion ~, Editorial, Issue #170, Thomas L. Knapp 1 Response »
Jun 102016
 
More than Ever, We Need Each Other

by Dr. Gary Welton……. My heart aches over the stories I hear about heroin overdoses. Local fathers post stories about their sons and daughters, fatal victims of the heroin market. Police conduct raids. The illegal marketing demand continues to fund Afghanistan poppy farmers. Other illegal drug markets cause societal issues, as meth labs contaminate homes and acreage. A house in my neighborhood is selling for half its former market value because of meth lab damage. More than ever, we live in a drug culture. When [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:46 am ~ Opinion ~, Editorial, Issue #170 1 Response »
Jun 102016
 
A Super Bowl Epiphany

by Ray Jason……. It probably seems odd for me to post an essay on this topic in June instead of in February when the game takes place. However, the ideas in this piece just came to me in such a spontaneous gush, that it seemed like they wanted to get out into the world. So here is another example of my “fictional philosophy.” ******* During the third quarter of the Super Bowl, the legendary quarterback suffered a helmet to helmet injury that looked extremely severe. [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:42 am Island Voices, Issue #170 No Responses »
Jun 102016
 
Ignorance Is...Well...Ignorance, Right?

by Kim Pederson……. The word “nescience” came up as word for the day recently. I’ve mentioned this word in passing in a previous blog (“Doorways to Nescience: Mind the Gap“) but never really explored it. The primary meaning for the term, which you might think of as “no science” based on the Latin roots, is lack of knowledge or awareness. Ignorance, in other word. That seems simple enough. But, as I should have known, nothing is ever simple. In this case, ignorance is not simple [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #170, Kim Pederson No Responses »
Jun 102016
 
Knowledge Acquired By Systematic Study...

by John Donnelly……. Ignorance has never been Blissful. Indoctrinated absurdities presented as intelligent discourse, proffered by like-minded elitists has brought civilization to its knees. Educational systems producing paradigms of idiocy, have conditioned their protégés to accept purposeless nonsense; as unadulterated fact. Unchallenged volumes of opinionated rhetoric, presented in classrooms as immutable truth, is the established academic standard that all must adhere to; if one is to succeed. Brainwashing and punishing the creative genius that lies within each child, is the backbone of what has been [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #170, John Donnelly No Responses »
Jun 102016
 
Commitment

by Kirby Congdon……. If you have a hobby there should be no conflict between that interest and coping with the need for independence. However, if a preoccupation is more than a hobby, if it is your calling, if you feel it is the one thing you were born to do and if it lets you find out who you are, then you meet up with trouble and struggle because there is no test establishing your skills. You have to prove that you are who you [continue reading…]

 June 10, 2016  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #170, Kirby Congdon No Responses »