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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Two dead in car accident

Two people from the mainland were killed before dawn Monday in a one-vehicle crash near Card Sound Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Joshua Lee Patchell, 29, of Lakeland, was behind the wheel of a 2005 GMC pickup truck traveling north at 12:19 a.m. when he reportedly drove off the roadway, then overcorrected, struck a tree and became airborne, rolling over on the northbound shoulder, according to a press release.

Patchell and Brittany Anne McLeod, 25, of Brandon, were wearing seatbelts, but were both killed in the crash, the release states. Whether alcohol was a factor remains under investigation.

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Activist Sheehan speaks Thursday

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose Army specialist son was killed in Iraq in 2004, will deliver the keynote address for the opening of the Kelly McGillis Classic International Women's Flag Football Championship.

Sheehan will speak at the event set for 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Rum Barrel restaurant, 528 Front St., Key West.

Sheehan, who calls capitalism the "root of all evil" and was the vice presidential candidate in 2012 for the Peace and Love Party, is also the grand marshal of the players parade set to roll from Duval to United Street at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The full schedule for the flag football tournament is available online at www.iwffa.com.

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Mayor speaks to Republicans

The Southernmost Republican Club invites all Republicans to its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Key West Yacht Club, 2315 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West Mayor Craig Cates will be the guest speaker and will give a "State of the City" address.

A referendum on the November ballot amended the city charter to mandate the annual address.

Cates will take comments and questions afterward. Dinner is offered for $17. RSVP to gordon.keiser@keysgop.com.

For more information, visit www.southernmostrepublicanclub.com.