Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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First Amendment rally

School District watchdog Larry Murray is holding a "First Amendment Rally and Fundraiser" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sippin' Coffee Shop, 424 Eaton St., Key West. All are welcome and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The purpose of the rally is to provide a forum for interested citizens who share Murray's concerns about public records policies and the Monroe County School District's responses to public records requests from members of the public.

"Ideally, we can come together, assess the situation, make suggestions for improvement and take action," Murray said. "The School District stands alone in Monroe County in its hostility toward public records requests."

For more information, call 305-872-3087.


Fire destroys trailer

No injuries were reported in an early morning fire that consumed a trailer in the Harborage Trailer Park Monday.

Emergency crews responded at 2 a.m. to 80 Coral Way to find the trailer fully engulfed and the resident standing out front, reports say.

Fire rescue crews evacuated other nearby trailers in case the fire spread.

The resident of the burned trailer said he fell asleep while cooking a steak, and awoke to a kitchen fire, reports state. He said he tried to put the fire out, but finally had to flee.

The Red Cross is assisting the victims. The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the case. There were no charges reported as of Monday.


Chamber hosts health insurance seminar

The Key West Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar Nov. 21 for local businesses and employees about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on employer-sponsored health insurance policies.

The event will take place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West.

Attorney Petula Workman, who has extensive experience helping organizations comply with state and federal guidelines, will discuss:

• Employer disclosure and reporting requirements

• Employer shared responsibility penalty issues

• Additional fees impacting employer-sponsored health plans

• Several other key issues surrounding the landmark legislation

Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 21. The $25 registration fee includes a continental breakfast.

The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Monday. Register by calling the Chamber at 305-294-2587, or emailing committees@keywestchamber.org.