Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Attorney up for appeals judge

Key West attorney Ed Scales made the short list for appointment to the 3rd District Court of Appeal (DCA) bench.

The 3rd DCA Judicial Nominating Commission announced Wednesday that Scales was among the six nominees it's sending for consideration to Gov. Rick Scott to fill the vacancy left by Judge Angel Cortinas, who retired.

It marks the third time Scales has been nominated for the 3rd DCA bench, and the sixth time he has applied.

Scales, who graduated from the University of Florida Law School, serves on the 16th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee for local judges. He also chairs the Florida Keys Community College board and hosts the "Ed Scales Show" on US-1 Radio every Sunday.


Forum held on ballot question

The Key West Chamber of Commerce will hold a town hall meeting, open to the public, about the channel-widening study referendum at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 in the second-floor Truman Ballroom of the Westin Key West Resort, 245 Front St.

Voters on Oct. 1 will decide whether to direct the city to order a $3 million feasibility study on the impacts of dredging the Main Ship Channel, to better accommodate "modern, longer cruise ships."

Panelists from all local political action committees formed on the issue will make presentations and answer questions. It will be moderated by local attorney Ed Scales. The hotel's parking fee will be waived for those attending the forum.


SPCA offers 'match challenge'

Two donors to the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have offered to match up to $10,000 in donations to benefit the nonprofit's Animal Care Fund.

The fund pays for food, medical supplies, treatment, and enrichment programs for the Stock Island shelter's denizens as they await adoption.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to add double value to your donation," organizers said. The challenge will end on Oct. 15. Checks, credit card charges and cash all accepted; be sure to indicate donation is for the "September Match" program.

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