Sunday, June 23, 2013
Mile Markers


Free computer classes offered

The Key West library, 700 Fleming St., is now accepting applications for its free computer classes at 9:45 a.m. Thursdays in July. Space is limited, so sign-up is required.

On July 11, "Email III" will cover how to organize and customize the appearance of email using folders, address book and more. On July 18, the class will focus on creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations using Open Office, a free cloud-based suite of tools; July 25's class will cover interactive social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

To sign up or for more information, stop by the Reference Desk or call 305-292-3595.


Windstorm forum is Monday

The Chamber of Commerce will host a windstorm insurance forum, open to the public, at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. The Citizen listed the incorrect day in a Saturday story.

Panelists will include Robin Westcott, the insurance consumer advocate for the state's chief financial officer; Jay Neal, executive director of the Florida Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR); Christine Ashburn and Yong Gilroy, both of Citizens Property Insurance Corp.; state Rep. Holly Raschein; state Sen. Dwight Bullard; and FIRM President Heather Carruthers. A $10 donation is requested, as the event is also a fundraiser for Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe.


Bicyclist, 75, is 'very critical'

Rockland Key resident Tony Welters, 75, was in "very critical condition" and not expected to survive Saturday at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami after his bicycle was hit by a car at 1:15 p.m. Friday near Mile Marker 10, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

"Pedal cyclist is critical, and not expected to survive," wrote FHP Sgt. Robert Graf in an internal email. Welters was riding a 2009 Huffy bicycle "from the northbound paved shoulder into the path of" a northbound 2009 Chevrolet van driven by Edward K. Miller, 57, of Homestead, the report says. Welters reportedly was knocked off his bike and airlifted on site in critical condition. Alcohol was not cited as a factor for the driver, while "unknown" was listed for Welters.