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Pedestrian on U.S. 19 struck by car, killed


U.S. 19 pedestrian killed; Driver, Passenger tested

A 57-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed late Monday while crossing U.S. 19, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said Diane Zajac Morit of Spring Hill was walking east across U.S. 19, south of Forest Oaks Boulevard, about 10:50 p.m. Morit crossed the median and entered the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 when she was hit by a car driven by Eric M. Thomas. Thomas, 30, and his passenger, Katja Joerg, 28, were uninjured. Both were wearing seat belts. Sgt. Larry Kraus, a spokesman for the FHP, said the investigation is being considered a criminal case right now, pending alcohol tests on both Thomas and Morit.


Tickets available for arts guild's season

Season tickets are available for the Hernando Performing Arts Center Guild's 2010-11 season. The season includes five shows, showing at 7 p.m. at the Hernando Performing Arts Guild at Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Season tickets are $80. Individual shows are $25. Call (352) 799-5577. Concerts include: Harmik on Nov. 6 (opening act is comic Johnny Roberts); the Diamonds on Dec. 4; Cirque du Monde on Jan. 23; the Lowe Family on Feb. 19; and Johnny Cool & the Mobster Swing Band on March 19.


The salary of a Hernando School Board member is $32,912. A story in Saturday's edition on the District 5 School Board race between Sandra Nicholson and Cynthia Moore had a different figure.

Today's meetings

Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, 10 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, 3:30 p.m., the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Today's pick

Brooksville Music Club presents concert with pianist Alex Doss: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, Brooksville. Free. (352) 666-4867.

Pedestrian on U.S. 19 struck by car, killed 10/26/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 8:24pm]
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