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Man says hospital leaked AIDS diagnosis

A district manager for the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain says in a lawsuit that he was humiliated when coworkers learned he has AIDS because of a leak in the hospital where he was treated.

William Moultrie says a member of the medical team that was treating him told a Cracker Barrel employee who in turn told other employees.

Moultrie filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Brevard County Circuit Court against Indian River Memorial Hospital, in Vero Beach. He wants $15,000, claiming the hospital is guilty of breach of confidentiality and invasion of privacy.

Moultrie, 39, of Palm Bay, was hospitalized in July with AIDS-related pneumonia, said his attorney, James Nance. Moultrie had been on disability leave from his job as a manager of Cracker Barrel restaurants in Brevard and Indian River counties.

A member of the medical team told a cousin who also works for Cracker Barrel that Moultrie had AIDS, Nance said. The attorney wouldn't disclose the hospital worker's name.

Florida law prohibits medical personnel from releasing information on patients without the patient's permission.

Expressway could be

named after Marlins

MIAMI _ Local officials looking for something more permanent than a T-shirt to honor baseball's 1997 World Series champs are renaming a highway after them.

The Dade County Expressway Authority began the process Thursday to rename Gratigny Parkway, an east-west thoroughfare, as the Marlins Expressway.