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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.
Man killed on I-10 by out-of-control truck
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
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
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:
List of agencies and services closed or suspended for the King holiday
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