St. Petersburg Times
Special report
Video report
  • For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
  • More video reports
Multimedia report
Print Email this storyEmail story Comment Email editor
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Your name Your email
Friend's name Friend's email
Your message
 

Politics

Brown-Waite joins House Page Board

By ELENA LESLEY
Published February 7, 2007


ADVERTISEMENT

U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, a friend of disgraced former congressman Mark Foley, was appointed Tuesday to the revamped House Page Board.

The page program came under scrutiny after it was revealed in the fall that Foley had sent inappropriate e-mails and messages to former pages. Though the past board chairman knew of at least one incident, he failed to bring the matter before the page board.

In a recent vote, House representatives decided to overhaul the board, equalizing its political membership and adding a former page and page parent to the mix. Previously, the page board consisted of five members, including three members of Congress. Two were from the majority party.

Now the board includes eight members.

This report included information from the Associated Press.

[Last modified February 7, 2007, 07:05:52]


Share your thoughts on this story

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Subscribe to the Times
Click here for daily delivery
of the St. Petersburg Times.

Email Newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT