Zonta "ABC" 5K on Nov. 2
The Zonta Club of Key West's annual Awareness Breast Cancer (ABC) 5K Walk and Run will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 2 at Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach.
Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the event raises money to pay for mammograms and other diagnostic and preventative measures in Monroe County, "which has some of the highest incidences of breast cancer because so many workers living here have no health care coverage," the group said this week.
On-site pre-registration will be held 4-6 p.m. Nov.1 at Salute Restaurant.
City: Zombies can recycle, too
As the island readies for a few thousand bicyclists in full zombie gear to hit the streets on Sunday and a Fantasy Fest-sized crowd, city staff is adding 200 blue recycling carts to the hot spots.
"Although you should never have any bottles on the street, all your cans and plastic cups should go into the blue carts," said Will Thompson, the city's recycling coordinator.
Even plastic straws can be recycled. The city will deploy more than 400 recycling containers throughout the party zone.
Call 305-809-3776 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rapist loses appeal in 2 cases
A Key West man sentenced to 20 years in prison for assaulting a young girl in 2006 and an elderly woman a year later lost his appeal Wednesday. Antonio Chapman pleaded guilty to sexual battery in both cases and had faced up to life in prison had he gone to trial.
The Third District Court of Appeal upheld his convictions in a decision Wednesday.
Chapman was arrested in July 2007 for attacking an elderly woman who was walking in the 700 block of Elizabeth Street at 6:30 a.m. He was in jail on that case when DNA evidence returned in an unrelated case linked him to the 2006 sexual battery of a girl under age 12.