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Published: Monday, January 19, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 19, 2004 at 2:54 a.m.

POLICE BEAT

Man killed on I-10 by out-of-control truck

  • A wrecker operator at a disabled tractor-trailer on Interstate 10 in Suwannee County was killed after being struck by and dragged underneath an out-of-control tractor-trailer Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
    Wayne Alan Young, 41, of Live Oak, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, about two miles north of Live Oak. Young and Donald Jay Ross, 39, of Live Oak, were working on the disabled truck in the center median.
    The driver of the moving tractor-trailer, Paul C. Moyer, 48, of Tallahassee, told investigators he was traveling east on I-10 when he lost control after being unable to adjust to the slowing traffic near the disabled truck. FHP said the tractor-trailer entered the median and struck both Young and Ross, who was thrown to the ground. Young was dragged underneath the vehicle across the median and the westbound lanes, officials said.
    An FHP report said charges are pending. - Rachel Kipp COMMUNITY

    Black author to tell of experience with KKK

  • Author Daryl Davis will speak about racism and about his experiences as a black person with the Ku Klux Klan at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the University of Florida Reitz Union Auditorium.
    The lecture, "Daryl Davis: A Black Man's Odyssey Into the Ku Klux Klan," will be presented as part of the UF Division of Student Affairs Multicultural Series and is free to the public.
    Davis, also an actor and musician, is the author of Klan-Destine Relationships, a book that explores the roots of racism in the white supremacist group and details his firsthand experiences with its members.
    Beth Waltrip, assistant director of student activities, said UF is paying Davis $3,900, which also covers his travel expenses.
    - Jessica Orr STATE

    Zoo officials seek cause of death of panther

  • JACKSONVILLE - Jacksonville zoo authorities want to know what caused the death of an endangered Florida panther in their care.
    A full necropsy will be conducted to determine what killed a 12-year-old panther, believed to be the only female in the state young enough to reproduce.
    Jackonville Zoo and Gardens officials said the cat died Friday.
    The Florida panther is the official state mammal of Florida.
    - The Associated Press Here is a list of the agencies and services that will be affected by today's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday:
  • The Alachua County Library District headquarters and branch libraries will be closed.
  • The Alachua County Courthouse, State Attorney's Office, Property Appraiser's Office and Tax Collector's Office will be closed.
  • All city and county offices will be closed.
  • Banks and credit unions will be closed.
  • Alachua County schools, the University of Florida and Santa Fe Community College have suspended classes.
  • The U.S. Postal Service will be closed, and no mail will be delivered.
  • The Regional Transit System will not have service. For general RTS information, call (352) 334-2600.
  • No trash will be collected today in Gainesville or Alachua County. Pickups will be pushed back by one day until next Monday. For example, if your trash is normally picked up today, it will be Tuesday, and so on.
    List of agencies and services closed or suspended for the King holiday
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