Driver killed after her car veers off SR 50
A 37-year-old Ridge Manor woman was killed early Wednesday when her car left State Road 50 and crashed into a tree, authorities said. Jacqueline Rose Medina was traveling east in a 1996 Subaru when she failed to negotiate a curve west of County Road 478A, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Subaru traveled into the westbound lane and onto the north shoulder before colliding with a tree. A passer-by discovered the crash scene at 6:30 a.m., more than five hours later, the FHP said. Medina was not wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.
National Day of Prayer is today
The Conservative Christian Teens for America will host a National Day of Prayer from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on the courthouse steps at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Local pastors and Christian leaders will lead prayers. The speaker will be Jordan Baker, the founder of Conservative Christian Teens. The theme is "One Nation Under God." There will be a special presentation of the Pledge of Allegiance by 6-year-old Bob Sager. The national anthem will be sung by Stephanie Sager. U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent and Hernando County commissioners will present proclamations. For information, call (352) 588-4036.
Black Box Theater performs 'Honk!'
The musical comedy Honk! opens today at the Black Box Theater at Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., southwest of Brooksville. Performances are at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. The family musical features music by George Stiles, with book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe. It is a contemporary retelling of the story about the Ugly Duckling. The show is recommended for ages 6 and older; children 5 and younger will not be permitted. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. To reserve tickets or for information, call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Get a lawyer's answer for free
The Hernando County Bar Association will host an Ask-a-Lawyer program from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday in the jury assembly room on the first floor of the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St. Residents can ask questions and discuss legal issues with a lawyer at no cost or obligation. Another program will be offered May 18. No reservations are needed. For information, call the Day Law Office at (352) 684-6545.
Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizens Advisory Committee: 4 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.
Environmental awareness dinner: 6-8 p.m., Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee. $6. (352) 797-7029.