Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mile Markers


Benefit for injured diver

The Sunset Social Drinking Club will hold a benefit for Judy Montague, also known as "Diver Judy," at 6 p.m. Thursday at Dante's, 951 Caroline St., Key West.

Montague was critically injured Jan. 21 while making underwater repairs to a yacht called Patagon that was docked at the Key West Bight. The boat was put into gear while Montague was under it. She suffered severe cuts to her head and face, and has been undergoing surgeries after being airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.


'A Call To Men' abuse seminar

The Domestic Abuse Shelter of Monroe County is hosting a two-day training institute, entitled "A Call To Men," from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and again from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West.

The seminar seeks to involve well-meaning men in spreading the word about combating domestic abuse.

An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. today, also at the Grand Key Resort.

The registration fee is $100 per person, which includes today's reception. A sunset cruise will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at a cost of $45 per person.

For more information, call Venita at 305-743-5452, or visit www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html or www.domesticabuseshelter.org.


Fugitive banker indicted, still missing

A Georgia banker suspected of embezzling $40 million before vanishing in Key West last year has been federally indicted, but the search for the missing man continues, according to Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Aubrey Lee Price, the former director of the Montgomery Bank Trust, reportedly left a note for friends and family stating he lost a lot of money through financial trading and planned to kill himself, according to FBI and Associated Press reports.

He was last seen buying a ticket in Key West for a ferry boat that was bound for Fort Myers on June 16, 2012. Price reportedly told some people he planned to jump to his death from a ferry before his disappearance. It is unknown whether he ever actually boarded the ferry in Key West after buying a ticket.

The FBI is still looking for Price. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for wire fraud and 25 years for securities fraud.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to Price's arrest. Tips can be submitted 404-679-9000.