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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 23, 2007
MAYBE HE HAD A GUARDIAN ANGEL
In a weird way, Friday was Andrew Joseph's lucky day. Joseph, 8, was hit by a car while crossing E Sligh Avenue in front of Robles Elementary School in Tampa. He was tossed up onto the hood and landed on a grassy area near the side of the road. But Joseph was fine. Completely unharmed. "He's a tough little kid, " said J.D. Callaway, a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "Only by the grace of God was he not hurt." Joseph had crossed the street in an unmarked area, away from the guarded crosswalk in front of the school, Callaway said.
DVD won't make funniest home video
A teenage Bradenton mother and two adult relatives were arrested after police received a video of them feeding liquor to the girl's 10-month-old son, authorities said. The 16-year-old girl was arrested Thursday on felony charges of child neglect and child abuse, police said. Her name was not released because she is underage. Police think the mother made the DVD recording in April. It shows the two adults laughing while passing a cup of gin mixed with juice between themselves and the baby, police said. The adults were charged with child abuse.
Airport wasn't as messed up as his career is
The finalist for the top job at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport sent a series of vulgar e-mails from his former work account in which he bashed Broward County officials and his former bosses, the Miami Herald reported. Richard Stephen Walsh sent the notes to friends in the industry while he was the airport director in Palm Springs, Calif. He wrote in an April 23 e-mail that Broward's airport is "big-time" messed up and that the county administrator seems "totally clueless" and "is not long for this world." In a candidate questionnaire, Walsh described himself as "mature, diplomatic and tactful" as well as "respectful."
$100 steak make you blanch? Try $325
Not too long ago one of our food critics griped about a waiter who didn't tell her the price of a $100 steak. Danny DeVito, who opened an Italian chop house on Miami's trendy Ocean Drive, must be laughing at us. The DeVito South Beach's signature menu item: a $325 trio of steaks from Japan, Australia and the United States. DeVito, who says he loves to eat, told the Miami Herald that the restaurant grew from a conversation he had with South Florida financier Michael Brauser on the Greek Island of Santorini, where the actor was vacationing with his wife, actor Rhea Perlman.