Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

County offers free swine flu vaccination

Countywide

County offers free swine flu vaccination

The Pasco County Health Department will offer free swine flu vaccines the next two Saturdays for people in "priority groups" — which include pregnant women; caregivers and family of infants 6 months and younger; individuals 6 months to 24 years old; people 25 to 64 years old with chronic medical conditions; and health care and emergency medical personnel. The H1N1 vaccine clinics will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday and Nov. 14 at three Health Department locations: 13941 15th St. in Dade City; 4135 Land O'Lakes Blvd. in Land O'Lakes; and 10841 Little Road in New Port Richey. Nasal spray and injectable vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; tickets will be distributed starting at 9:30 a.m. both days. Officials say patients should be prepared to wait. For additional H1N1 swine flu vaccine clinic information, visit www.myflusafety.com.

New Port Richey

Thief is given 10 years in plea deal

Laurette Philipsen, in the middle of trial on charges she stole from the doctor's office where she worked, took a plea deal Tuesday that will send her to prison for 10 years. Authorities said Philipsen, 54, took out loans in the name of Dr. Louise Wilder, a family practice physician in New Port Richey. Philipsen was the office manager. She also diverted payroll taxes and insurance payments to herself and overpaid herself in salary by about $50,000 from 2002 to 2005, authorities said. Wilder had to close the practice and was left with thousands in tax liabilities and debt. Assistant State Attorney Chip Stanton said Wilder approved the plea deal, in which Philipsen pleaded guilty to scheme to defraud and criminal use of personal identification, both felonies, and must pay $190,000 in restitution. Under Florida law, she must serve at least 85 percent of the prison term.

Port Richey

Citizens staffer to answer questions

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will hold "office hours" from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the office of state Rep. John Legg, 10014 Grove Drive, Suite B. A senior staff member from Citizens will be available to answer questions and help people who have problems with their policies. Appointments are required. Call Legg's office at (727) 869-8600 to schedule a time.

Correction

New Beginnings Ministries is in Holiday. An article Saturday gave the wrong town.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

County offers free swine flu vaccination 11/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 10:30pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Pasco deputies investigate vandalism at Crystal Springs Cemetery (w/video)

    Crime

    Times Staff Writer

    CRYSTAL SPRINGS — Pasco County deputies are looking for one or more suspects linked to vandalism of two grave sites in this community's small cemetery.

  2. Republicans struggle to marshal votes for health care bill

    National

    WASHINGTON — Republican leaders scrambled for support Tuesday before a vote to take up legislation repealing the health care law, negotiating, pressuring and cajoling Republican senators but preparing for another embarrassing setback for President Donald Trump.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, talks with his chief of staff Sharon Soderstrom, right, and communications staff director Antonia Ferrier, left, as they walk to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his party's bill through the Senate this week "a little offensive." [Associated Press]
  3. Provocateur targets CNN with hidden camera video while Trump takes another swipe

    National

    NEW YORK —A conservative provocateur posted a video Tuesday of a man identified as a CNN producer commenting on his network's coverage of President Donald Trump and connections to Russia.

    Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. [Associated Press]
  4. Shakira coming to the Amway Center in Orlando

    Blogs

    Don't lie, Shakira. Not your hips, not your lips, not anything. Tell us: Why won't you come back to Tampa?

  5. Jameis Winston held his pro day at Florida State's indoor practice facility. His pro team will be getting one soon.