Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Activist Sheehan cancels trip

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq in 2004, can't come to Key West for the 22nd annual women's flag football tournament due to illness.

Sheehan was scheduled as the opening event's keynote speaker, but she came down with the flu and can't travel, organizers said. The event, today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Rum Barrel, 528 Front St., is still on.

The flag football games begin Friday and run through Sunday at the Wickers Field complex at 14th Street and Kennedy Drive. The complete schedule is at


Child porn conviction appealed

A Tavernier man sentenced to 24 years in federal prison Jan. 28 on child pornography charges is appealing, according to court documents.

Michael Maran, of 88976 Overseas Highway, was arrested in May after a computer sting operation.

He was convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography for sending emails with images of underage girls having sex with adult men.

In February, Microsoft provided agents the information that led to Maran's arrest.

The appeal will be heard by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Monroe County Health Department will extend its HIV testing hours today in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. at the Coral City Elks Lodge, 1107 Whitehead St.

Although anyone is welcome to be tested, the focus will be on testing black men.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a significant national disparity in the number of black men living with HIV/AIDS. In Monroe County, one in every 60 black men is living with HIV/AIDS, and one in five of those don't know they are infected. Black men who come today and receive their HIV test status will be eligible for a $10 gift card. For more information, call 305-809-5665.