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West Central Florida group offers WWII vets free flight to see memorial


WWII vets offered free flight to see memorial in D.C.

Honor Flights of West Central Florida is offering World War II veterans a free flight to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29 to visit the WWII memorial and other memorials as time permits. The American Airlines flight leaves from Tampa International Airport. Those wishing to reserve a seat on the flight must complete an application. For information, call Stuart Peckham at (352) 597-1615, or Jim Harke at (813) 413-1014.


St. Petersburg man is killed in car crash

A 71-year-old St. Petersburg man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday in Hernando County. Thomas R. Cushman was heading west on County Road 476 just east of Simmons Lake Road around 7:50 p.m. when he lost control of his 2001 GMC Yukon on a curve in the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The vehicle crossed the center line and into the eastbound lane of CR 476. The report states Cushman over-corrected, drove onto the shoulder of the road and struck a tree. The vehicle spun and hit a fence. The FHP said Cushman was not wearing a seat belt. He was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Got talent? Audition for county fair show

The Hernando County Fair Association will conduct local talent auditions for the 2012 Hernando County Fair at 6 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Performers should bring their own tracks or music. A microphone will be available. Auditions should be no longer than three to five minutes. To register, call Mona at (352) 610-1691.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Community Anti Drug Coalition Prescription Drug Task Force, 4 p.m., St. Petersburg Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

Brooksville City Council, final budget hearing, 6 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

Today's picks

Children's Storytime at Library: 10 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Spring Hill Art League reception: 5-7 p.m., Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. Featuring artists Nancy Beltz, Joe Galletta, Betty Love and Judy Newton. Free. (352) 799-9690.

Hernando deaths

Regional and local obituaries can be found in the Tampa Bay section.

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