'Medical event' cited in driver's crash, injury
A 68-year-old woman was in critical condition Friday after her car clipped another and ran off the road. Margaret Kirk Meek may have "suffered an incapacitating medical event" prior to losing control of her car about 8:30 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. Meek was driving west on Hale Road, near King Lake Drive, when her Hyundai Elantra crossed into opposing traffic, FHP said. An eastbound Ford truck veered to avoid a collision, but Meek's car hit the rear tire of the truck's utility trailer. Her car continued off-road, running over several small trees until it stopped in a wooded area. Meek, of Land O'Lakes, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. Her passenger, Linda Horn Murray, 69, also of Land O'Lakes, and the occupants of the truck were not injured.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Balinese dancers to present drama
The Purnama Sari Balinese Dance Company will perform a dance drama of the Indian epic Ramayana at 2 p.m. today at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. This shortened version was designed especially for American children but everyone in the family is welcome. Free. For information, call (727) 853-1280.
Club asks actors, singers to audition
The African American Club of Pasco will hold auditions Nov. 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. for children of all ages who can sing or perform on stage. Tryouts will be held at the club's headquarters, 6105 Pine Hill Road, just off Congress Street. The club hopes to establish an African American Club Musical Chorus and Theatre Troupe to provide entertainment at club-sponsored events such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Juneteenth, as well as other events in west Pasco. Children will receive professional training, learn discipline and get an opportunity to develop creative talents while giving back to the community. For information, contact Dan Callaghan at (727) 372-1742 or club president Larnelle Scott at (770) 265-8834.
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