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Prescription assistance program expands to state
By wire services
Published May 11, 2005
TALLAHASSEE - A program that helps people find assistance paying for prescription drugs has been expanded to Florida.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is a joint effort by drug companies, doctors, other health care providers and community organizations to create a place where people who can't afford medicine and aren't insured can learn if they qualify for discounts under any of several programs, some available only to Floridians.
Information is available on a Web site, www.pparxfl.org or by calling 1-888-477-2669, toll-free.
Driver charged in fatal shooting of her passenger
JACKSONVILLE - A Bartlett, Tenn., woman was charged with murder after police saw her shoot a male passenger in the head during a standoff on Interstate 95, officials said.
Melissa Gale Bly Ferris, 27, was being held without bail Tuesday.
Troopers tried to pull Ferris over Monday for speeding in a 1994 Camaro on Interstate 10, police said. She kept driving and pulled over on Interstate 95.
As troopers got out of their vehicles, police said Ferris fired one shot at her passenger, Jeffery Opp, 38, of Memphis, killing him.
A police report identified Opp as a boyfriend of Ferris.
Two men killed in crash of vintage plane identified
LAKE HAMILTON - The two men killed in the wreck of a wintage airplane in eastern Polk County were identified Tuesday as a Kissimmee pilot and an Oklahoma man receiving lessons.
Jon Hedgecock, who worked at Warbird Adventures in Kissimmee, and Jim Kern of Springer, Okla., died Monday when the SNJ-6 "Texan" crashed into the woods near Haines City. The Texan was used to train pilots during World War II.