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An ill Sheehan cancels S.L. protest speech

Published August 29, 2006 11:36 am
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Posted: 11:43 AM- Anti-Bush protester Cindy Sheehan, who was scheduled to speak in Salt Lake City on Wednesday at a rally against the president and his Iraqi war policy, will not appear in Utah's capital.

A spokesman for Democratic Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, who had invited Sheehan and is scheduled himself to speak at the demonstration, said Tuesday that Sheehan had to cancel her trip.

Mayoral spokesman Patrick Thronson said the 49-year-old Sheehan is still recovering from a recent hysterectomy and is too ill to travel.

Sheehan, who was scheduled to appear at a news conference tonight at 9 shortly after her planned arrival in Salt Lake City, rose to prominence when she spoke out against Bush and the war after her son was killed in Iraq in 2004.




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