Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jacksonville Journal

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jacksonville Journal

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STATE PROVIDES SEVERAL HURRICANE RELIEF NUMBERS

Individuals affected by Hurricanes Frances and Ivan can call a free crisis hot line sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and staffed by master's degree-level counselors.

Those interested can call (866) 319-4480.

The hot line will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for as long as necessary, and includes a free Spanish language translation service.

For other information about hurricane relief or how to help people in need, contact:

-- Florida Emergency Information Hotline 1-800-342-3557

-- Volunteer and Donations Hotline 1-800-FL-HELP-1

-- American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Information 1-866-438-4636or www.redcross.org

-- Salvation Army Donation Hotline 1-800-996-2769

-- Elder Services Hotline 1-800-963-5337

COLLEGE RESCHEDULES GOVERNMENT FORUM SPEECH

The threat of Hurricane Ivan has prompted Flagler College to cancel USA Today columnist Chuck Raasch's talk Tuesday.

The speech by Raasch, who planned to speak on "Campaigns in a Post 9/11 World," will be rescheduled as part of the Forum on Government and Public Policy.

The Oct. 12 Forum with Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau Chief Charles Lewis is still scheduled.

Lewis will talk on "The Final Stretch of Campaign 2004."

For more information, call the Flagler College Events Line at (904) 819-6400 or go to flagler.edu.

Several other events have been rescheduled because of the hurricane's projected path through Florida:

-- The second annual Jazz for a Dream program originally scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island.

-- The University of North Florida has canceled its open house scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18. The next scheduled event is Thursday, Oct. 16.

FLORIDA INSURERS TO ALLOW EARLY PRESCRIPTION REFILLING

Several Florida health insurance companies are allowing members to fill prescriptions early because of the threat of Hurricane Ivan moving through the state. …

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