OPINION: KEY WEST ENJOYS BOLD LEADERSHIP ON CRUISE SHIPS

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Thanks to The Keys Weekly for your excellent coverage of cruise ships in the Keys. I am writing to dispute the assertions of John Wells on Sept....

OPINION: KEY WEST CRUISE SHIP DEBATE NEEDS BOLD LEADERSHIP

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At the Sept. 1  city commission meeting, City Attorney Shawn Smith reported that a prestigious law firm in Tallahassee reversed an earlier decision and declined to represent...

ONE STEP AT A TIME – REFLECTIONS OF A RELUCTANT RUNNER

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A couple years ago it occurred to me that I should at least attempt to fight genetics, the aging process and all the other inevitabilities life throws...

OPINION: SAFER CLEANER SHIPS’ PROJECTIONS ARE UNREALISTIC & DECEPTIVE

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As Safer Cleaner Ships (SCS) seeks to convince the Key West City Commission to adopt SCS’s proposed cruise ship ordinances, which would bar almost all of our...

OPINION: CRUISE SHIP BATTLE MIRRORS THE ‘JUNGLE BOOK’

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Disney’s great production of Kipling’s “Jungle Book” has a parallel in recent Key West politics.  The honeyed words of the Kaa-like spokesman for Safer Cleaner Ships (SCS)...

SPORTS & MORE: HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH?

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My favorite soccer team is Barcelona (or Barça, as it’s commonly known).  And it’s all because of Lionel Messi. But now, Messi, perhaps the greatest soccer player of...

DOCKING FOR DUMMIES

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"Honey, honey, get the fenders ready. Port side, PORT, that's LEFT, no, MY left! Jesus, this slip’s tight. When did this wind kick up? And where did this...

SETTING GOALS: HOW TO STAY ON TRACK

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It’s time for a bit of a mid-year check. It’s mid-year. Can you believe it? A lot is going on, too many things to list. And then you...

OPINION: CRUISE SHIPS – AN UNCOMPROMISING SITUATION

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It is an old political truism that the best, long-lasting solutions to a contentious problem come from a compromise between adversarial parties. But there is no voice...

OPINION: COUNTY SHOULD SUPPORT ASSISTED CARE

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Dear Editor:  The Monroe County Commission indicates it may no longer support assisted care. I get the feeling that after over 60 years the Monroe County Commission is withdrawing...
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