Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
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.
Ward Larsen (The Perfect Assassin), Martha Powers (Death Angel), Patricia Gussin (Shadow of Death), Bob Gussin (Trash Talk), Meredith Anthony and Lawrence Light (Ladykiller), 2 p.m. today, Borders South Tampa, 909 N Dale Mabry Highway.
Bobby Braddock (Down in Orburndale: A Songwriter's Youth in Old Florida), 6 p.m. Monday, Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.
Ann O'Farrell (Norah's Children), 1 p.m. Thursday, Circle Books, 478 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Scott Deitche (The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr.), 7 p.m. Thursday, Borders South Tampa, 909 N Dale Mabry Highway; 6 p.m. Saturday, Borders Clearwater, 2683 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
Rick Martin (Circus Tricks for Your Dog), 1 p.m. Saturday, Barnes and Noble Clearwater, 23654 U.S. 19 N.
Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive, holds its seventh annual Poetry and Jazz Reading at 2 p.m. today. Poets include Silvia Curbelo, Donald Morrill, Rhonda J. Nelson and Martha Serpas. Call (813) 273-3652, ext. 2.
Dr. Joan Kaywell (Dear Author: Letters of Hope) discusses young adult books and signs her book at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, Tampa. Call (813) 253-2638.
Eckerd College presents Gary B. Nash (The Forgotten Fifth) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Hall, Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Nash, the director of UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools, will speak on "Could Slavery Have Been Abolished in the Revolutionary Era?" For information, go to www.eckerd.edu.
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