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2008-06-24 02:29:59

By Margaret Menge, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 21--It's going to be a bigger headache to take the kids up to see Mickey this fall. Delta Air Lines announced this week it's discontinuing direct service from Key West to Orlando. The change is to go into effect at the end of summer. If you want to fly from Orlando to Key West in September, you'll have to go up to Atlanta and back down. Or you'll have to go with one of the other airlines - Continental or American Airlines - and...

2008-06-16 12:00:29

By Ryan McCarthy, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 14--The Marathon City Council met in regular session Tuesday and took the following actions: u Approved a motion to seek proposals for a second appraisal of Boot Key. An appraisal done by Waronker & Rosen Inc. released in June valued the island at $3.4 million with bridge access and $1.47 without. Council members said they feel the island's three landowners would likely have one done and the city should do another to support...

2008-06-16 12:00:28

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jun. 14--Latest mission: Determine why some transplanted corals succeed, other don't In the dark of the pre-dawn ocean, Ken Nedimyer saw the soft glow of coral fluorescence. When he looks out the window during meals, a Goliath grouper often looks back. "These aren't the things we're down here to look at, but it's still a very cool thing," Nedimyer said from the Aquarius underwater laboratory oceanside off Key Largo. Lauri...

2008-04-07 12:00:23

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Apr. 5--The cases of three defendants in the carjacking death of Ocean Reef restaurant worker Missi Holderman have been placed on the May court docket in Miami-Dade County. Howard Water, 18, faces a long list of charges, said a spokesman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, including first-degree murder, two counts of armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit a carjacking and resisting arrest without violence. Two younger...

2007-07-30 12:13:53

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 28--State officials seek to spend $2 million to buy 9.4 acres of Florida Keys land for conservation. Five parcels proposed for purchase go before Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet for approval Tuesday in Tallahassee. Four of the properties lie in the Lower Keys, one is within Marathon city limits. Two of the parcels have been in the same ownership for more than six decades. All are listed for purchase as part of the...

2007-02-05 12:00:44

By Christine Braden, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Feb. 3--Seeing its 2006 nursing licensure scores, Florida Keys Community College realized its worst fears - its nursing program passage rates were the lowest for any community college in the state. Between January and December 2006, 33 FKCC students took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, better known at the NCLEX-RN. Only 17 of those 33 students passed, leaving the school with a 51.52 passing...

2007-01-01 12:00:24

By Christine Braden, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Dec. 30--The year 2006 was a roller-coaster ride for Florida Keys Community College. With another resignation in the school's premier Nursing Program, a steady decline in enrollment and an ongoing effort to find a new president, college officials are looking to move on in 2007. When current Nursing Program Director Juli Daniels prompted uncanny flashbacks with her resignation in November (it takes effect Sunday), the administration...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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