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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.
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By TIMES WIRES
Published June 14, 2007
IS THIS ANY WAY TO TREAT THE STATE REPTILE?
You people. It seems many of you out there want to kill an alligator. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported Wednesday that its alligator hunt permits were selling like hot cakes. About 4, 500 alligator hunt permits went on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday on a first-come, first-served basis. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, only 448 remained. The permits - and people are allowed to buy only one - give the bearer permission to kill two gators. The deadline to purchase a permit is 11:59 p.m. Monday, if they last that long. After that, if any remain, folks can buy as many as they want. Check the availability of permits by visiting: MyFWC.com/gators/public.htm and clicking "Check Alligator Harvest Permit availability."
Guess who is more preoccupied with sex
The University of Florida sent out a press release Wednesday about its latest study: "My Place or Yours?" The study looked at the sexual attitudes of 219 women and 161 men in an introductory psychology course. The big surprise is, well, there was no big surprise. The study found that men are more preoccupied with sex than women. They also are much more likely to find sex personally and physically pleasurable. Women, on the other hand, are more inclined to think sex violates social taboos. Shocking!
Broward might want to brace for Hurricane Rush
Broward County had an unusual reason for not renewing its hurricane information partnership with an AM radio station: Commissioners don't like that the station carries Rush Limbaugh, the Miami Herald says. Limbaugh responded on air Wednesday: "These people are making the weather a partisan issue."