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.
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Williams files to run again as elections chief
By TIMES WIRES
Published July 19, 2007
Annie D. Williams filed her paperwork Wednesday seeking a third term as Hernando County's Supervisor of Elections. Williams, 51, said running was a natural decision for her. "It's a part of me now," she said. The Democrat has worked at the supervisor's office for 31 years and cites voter education as her proudest accomplishment, including educating the youngest potential voters in the district's schools. "That's something that you never get done with," she said of her mission of encouraging everyone to vote. No other candidate has entered the supervisor's race, which will be decided in 2008.
State will pay for wind inspections
The My Safe Florida Home program offers free wind inspections by qualified hurricane mitigation inspectors to eligible homeowners. To qualify for the inspection, residents must apply to the Florida Department of Financial Services. Homes that have undergone wind certification and hurricane mitigation inspections may be eligible to apply for matching grants up to $5,000. Eligibility for a matching grant includes living within a "windborne debris area," which in Hernando County is within 1 mile of the coast. Requesting or obtaining an inspection does not guarantee or automatically qualify someone for a grant. Call 754-4083 or visit www. mysafefloridahome.com.
Rotary Club taking wreath orders
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is taking orders through Nov. 15 for its holiday wreath fundraiser. The wreaths are a 22-inch round mix of noble fir, incense cedar and berried juniper, and are decorated with a plaid bow and natural pinecones. Orders can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States with a gift message. The wreaths are $35 each and include shipping. The wreaths are delivered to recipients during the first week of December. Funds raised support local scholarships and youth programs and events. For information or to place an order, call Carol Okula at 684-6840.
Sandra Henson is the wife of Staff Sgt. John Henson, who recently attended the Memorial Day ceremony at Brookridge Community. Her relationship to the staff sergeant was incorrect in a photo caption on Wednesday's Hometown Hernando pages because of incorrect information provided to the Times.
Florida Library Youth Program to present Katie Adams' "Tales from India": 10:15 a.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Free. Geared to children ages 5 to 12. Parents/guardians must remain on library premises. 540-6391.
Knights of Columbus Council 11877 social meeting and covered-dish dinner: 6:30 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Non-Catholics welcome. Bring a dish to share. Joe Bratt, (727) 868-2344.