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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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City council approves Sysco incentive deal
By TIMES STAFF
Published August 14, 2007
City Council members on Monday gave the final blessing to a $5-million incentive package to lure Sysco Food Services to the city. The company plans to build a 393,000-square-foot distribution center on 62 acres off Sixth Avenue, east of the CSX railroad tracks. The incentive deal includes a refund of more than $2-million in city taxes and $760,000 in impact fees and utility connection fees, as well as other perks from Pasco County. Sysco says the center will bring 257 jobs, including 125 existing employees who would transfer to the Zephyrhills facility. The city intends to seek federal and state economic development grants to help offset its costs, including construction of a road into the center and extension of utility lines. The Pasco County Commission previously gave its approval to the deal. The Zephyrhills council was the final hurdle. "I think this is a cornerstone for our industrial park and a big step for us," Mayor Cliff McDuffie said.
Sheriff's lieutenant seeks chief's job
Lt. Robert Sullivan, a 25-year veteran of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the commander of its vice, narcotics and criminal intelligence operations, has applied to be Brooksville's police chief. Sullivan, 45, a Brooksville native, directs a team nearly the same size as the city's Police Department. "I think the Police Department needs ethical leadership and guidance," he said. Sullivan is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and an instructor for Pasco-Hernando Community College and the University of North Florida. He is one of nearly 55 applicants. A panel will select three to five finalists by late next week.
Call for help comes from broken phone
After being beaten and choked in her own home, authorities say, Shelly Miley was able to calm down her former beau, the alleged attacker. Then when Dale Eugene Rogers walked outside, she locked the door, cobbled together a working cell phone from broken parts and called for help, authorities say. Rogers, 29, was arrested at 8:50 a.m. Sunday on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment, tampering with a witness and criminal mischief. It started about 2 a.m., according to a sheriff's report, when Rogers became angry at the 25-year-old victim. He is accused of breaking into her home, breaking her phones, beating and trying to choke her. Rogers also attempted suicide by downing pills and bleach, the report said. He is being held in the county jail without bail.
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