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Spy planes once flew from Barksdale
Spy planes once flew from Barksdale U-2 spy planes flew from Barksdale in the 1960s, and it wasn't much of a secret. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/spy-planes-once-flew-from-barksdale/15642773/ U-2 spy planes flew from Barksdale in the 1960s, and it wasn't much of a secret, with one photographed at an open house and air show there.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Action kickoffs at George Mira Field with new season
The Manchester Dentistry Gators and Tigers got things rolling opening night of the Key West Junior Football League regular season with an exciting 19-7 win by the Tigers in flag division action at George Mira Field. Tigers quarterback Caden Pichardo led his team to the end zone in the first quarter, and with his extra point, the Tigers held a 7-0 first-quarter adv... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at http://secure.floridakeys.com/keysnews/enews .
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Overmatched Conchs face Gulliver before raucous home crowd at the 'Bob'
Going into the District 16-4A volleyball match Friday afternoon against Gulliver Prep, Key West Coach Kim Butler said that although they were overmatched, their goal was to serve well and score in double digits. The Conchs scored in double digits only once and never put together more than three points on service, losing, 3-0, to the Raiders on... For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Citizen for this day or purchase this day's electronic edition at http://secure.floridakeys.com/keysnews/enews .
Gates Hotel Key West to Debut in Fall 2014
KEY WEST, Fla.-The Gates Hotel Key West, a new independent hotel with 100 rooms, will open on the island of Key West, Fla., in fall 2014. The boutique address under new ownership of Highgate Hotels will combine refined luxury, modern design, organic touches, and Floridian flare to recreate the verve of Hemingway's "old school Key West."
Hughes' doubles tack trio of runs in KW Hammock's win versus Epic Fail
Keia Hughes drove in three runs via a trio of doubles and a single, and Jay Tola slugged four hits to power Key West Hammock's 15-7 win over Epoch Fail Wednesday night in Key West Coed Softball League action. Veronica Brown and Colby Saunders slashed three singles apiece.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Caribbean News Now!
US coast guard repatriates 45 Cuban migrants
A Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless smallboat crew interdicts 25 Cuban migrants aboard a rustic vessel southwest of Key West, Florida, Sepember 6, 2014. The migrants were later repatriated by the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island.
Clean-up ordered after murder
SAN FERNANDO SAN Fernando Mayor Kazim Hosein yesterday ordered the cleaning of empty lots and abandoned houses following the murder of palmist Mahadeo Jerrybandhan, whose killer hid in the bushes near the murder scene. Hosein visited the Jerrybandhan family yesterday, and in offering his condolences, vowed to crack down on "delinquent" house and land owners who did not want to comply with notices to clean their properties.
Off and Running Conchs start season at home
After waiting the extra week to begin its season, the Key West High School Cross-Country team is raring to go for the Key West Summer XCursion Saturday morning on the Robert Price Cross-Country Course at the Key West Golf Club. The Summer XCursion will be the largest meet the Conchs have hosted since the district meet in 2002.
William P. Bahlke Releases Frisbee Ball Rules
Nestled amid the humiliating demise of an unpopular war and the scandalous resignation of a once-powerful president is a snippet of time often overlooked and misunderstood, notes author William P. Bahlke. It could be argued, nonetheless, as his new novel does, that one will discover, hidden inside this intriguing snapshot, the most profound evolutionary transformation in the country's history.
Writing Center opens at FKCC
The newest student success operation at Florida Keys Community College opened amid much fanfare Wednesday morning, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Key West campus. The Writing Center was inaugurated by Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Police believe battered boyfriend in battery case
Key West police officers, sent on a domestic battery call, wound up arresting a woman who called for the help rather than the boyfriend she said physically hurt her. Heather Voerg, 27, was jailed on suspicion of misdemeanor battery late Monday night and released after about three hours on $1,500 bond.
Former Key West man, daughter found dead
A former Key West man and his 4-year-old daughter were found dead at separate locations Monday morning -- he in the Caloosahatchee River and she at an apartment just a few miles away, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Detectives identified the man as Key West High School alumni John Ernest Medina, 34, and the girl as his daughter, Sophie.
Ignore Poll Numbers Showing Support for Military Action
Ahead of President Obama's speech tonight, a new NBC/ Wall Street Journal poll shows a clear majority of the American public support military action against ISIS. Let us hope that conservatives, progressives, and those supportive of such military action don't cite these poll numbers to justify their position.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Florida man killed in San Fernando
FAMED Hindu palm reader Mahadeo Jerrybandhan was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt at his family's home in San Fernando last night. Jerrybandhan, a resident of Key West Florida, was shot in a bedroom of his son's home at Cooper Street, where he was vacationing.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
New 64-gallon trash cans on way
Early next year, Key West residents will receive brand new 64-gallon lidded, wheeled carts meant to replace the aging stock of green 96-gallon receptacles. The new, smaller containers -- colored gray -- will cost about $600,000 for 11,500, according to city staff.
Hemingway grandsons push for marlin conservation in Cuba
Ernest Hemingway's grandsons sailed into the fishing village that inspired "The Old Man and the Sea" on Monday in a campaign to save game fish like the giant marlin that dragged the fictitious Santiago out to sea. John and Patrick Hemingway arrived in Cojimar, on the eastern outskirts of Havana, to begin a weeklong visit to try to enlist Cuban marine scientists to join an effort to conserve billfish in the Straits of Florida.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Sanctuary seeks applicants
NOAA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seeks applicants for 12 seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.
Writing Center to Open at FKCC
Florida Keys Community College will officially open its newest student success operation, the Writing Center, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the new facility located in the Learning Commons sector in the A-building on the Key West campus. Fitted with multifunctional furniture and many new laptop computers, the Writing Center is a dynamic instructional setting that supports student success in writing across curriculums.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Cuban roots still strong across island
Long before the word "embargo" dropped a political barrier between the two islands, Key West's history and bloodlines have been intertwined with the nation of Cuba. For some 150 years, Key West and Cuba have maintained close ties that remain intact despite the 100-odd miles of ocean and a U.S. travel and economic ban that separate the two.
Victims identified in Florida quadruple murder
Florida police on Saturday identified four bodies that were found dumped in a roadside ditch, and the suspect in the case appeared in court following his arrest in a SWAT operation that rescued a four-year-old boy holed up with him at a hotel. The victims were the child's mother, Megan Brown, 27, her parents and her boyfriend, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.