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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Panel: Smathers not right for Nyad statue

Key West plans to honor world champion swimmer Diana Nyad with two permanent honors: a bronze plaque at Smathers Beach, where she landed Sept. 2, 2013, after a 110-mile swim from Cuba, and a statue somewhere in Old Town.

Smathers Beach isn't a suitable location for the proposed monument, still in the idea phase, because the salty beachside elements would make maintenance of...

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