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Cadillac plows into office's wall, lobby

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 22, 2008



Lola Clow was parking her car at her chiropractor's office about 10:30 a.m. Thursday when she hit the gas instead of the brake. Her misty gold 2008 Cadillac crashed through the front of the Medcare Advantage suite at 1200 S Pinellas Ave. The car knocked down an exterior part of the front wall, police said, and passed into the lobby. Some falling debris slightly injured a Medcare patron who was in the lobby at the time of the crash, according to Officer Frank Ruggiero. He said the woman, who complained of abdominal pain, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for observation. Clow, 75, of Tarpon Springs was not injured. "It's pretty frightening," she said in an interview Thursday afternoon. Police have not issued any citations because the crash is still under investigation.


SPC offers classes to prepare for SAT

Prep classes for the upcoming SAT will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at St. Petersburg College. This Saturday's will be the first of eight sessions. Classes will meet at SPC campuses in Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and downtown St. Petersburg. Instruction will focus on the math and verbal portions of the test and also include essay writing tips. Students can practice by taking retired SAT tests. Remedial exercises and test-taking strategies also are available. SPC also will offer the same set of eight classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 4, at Palm Harbor University High School. Both sets of classes are geared to help students prepare for the May 3 SAT. The classes will be taught by SPC English and math adjunct professors. For more information or to enroll, call SPC's Lifelong Learning Department at (727) 341-3184. The cost is $195 and includes the textbook.


Cancer survivors are focus of camp

Spanish-speaking women who are cancer survivors have until Sunday to apply for the annual Campamento Alegria, a support weekend in April offering educational, social and recreational activities for women 18 and older. The camp will be April 4 to 6 at the Rotary's Camp Florida in Brandon. To register, call Gloria San Miguel at (727) 298-6606. The camp, which provides overnight accommodations, is free but limited to 100 participants. It's presented by LUNA Inc. in collaboration with Morton Plant Mease Health Care, the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.

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