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Monday, April 28, 2014

• Elliott Roosevelt, son of the former president, was in Key West as part of his campaign for election as Democratic National Committeeman from Florida.

• Applications for absentee ballots topped 900 and the fact that the main reason given was the voter would be out of town hinted of vote buying.

• D.R. Gaines Construction Co. of Marathon was given the contract for the causeway across Garrison Bight. The firm's low bid was $949,053.

• A wood frame home at 213 Julia St. was left in ruins by a fast burning fire. The cause of the fire was under investigation.