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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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Deputy puts a bullet through his own hand
By TIMES STAFF
Published July 28, 2007
A Pasco County deputy headed to work on Friday accidentally shot himself in the hand with his .40 caliber Glock, according to the Sheriff's Office. Kevin Ware, 39, was putting the weapon in his holster at his home near Maxwell Lane and Embassy Boulevard when he shot himself about 5:30 p.m. Ware, who has been with the Sheriff's Office for eight years, was taken to Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey, according to the Sheriff's Office. The bullet went straight through Ware's hand and didn't hit bone, sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said. Tobin said the Sheriff's Office is launching an investigation to find out if there are problems with the gun.
Big baby shower for a big family
They can expect to go through $1,000 worth of diapers a month. So Karoline and Ben Byler's friends are organizing an event to help the parents of Florida's first set of sextuplets. Dubbed Tampa Bay's Biggest Baby Shower, it's set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Idlewild Baptist Church on U.S. 41. Admission is free to the event, which will feature auctions, raffles, food, music, clowns and other entertainment. For more information or to become a sponsor, call Eva Lobel at 813 994-2931 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also reach event planner Robin Rodriguez at (813) 732-4378 or email@example.com For more information on the Bylers visit their Web site at www.bylerbunch.com. For previous stories on how the Byler babies are progressing, visit www.tampabay.com.
County project under estimates
Pasco County's hurricane shelter and health clinic in Hudson could end up costing more than $1-million less, county officials told a health care board Friday. Protecting the building at Arthur Engle Park from hurricanes originally was estimated at up to $2.3-million in federal funds, but will actually cost $1.1-million, according to estimates. Even with extra spending, The cost to build went from $8.5-million to $7.5-million. The 36,000-square-foot structure should open by July 2009.