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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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School locked down after inmate escapes
By TIMES STAFF
Published August 21, 2007
Brooksville Elementary School officials locked down the campus for about an hour Monday afternoon as deputies searched for an escaped juvenile inmate. The teen, who was being transported near the courthouse, was shackled at the time of his escape. The inmate was still at large Monday evening and authorities last saw him in the area of S Brooksville Avenue. School District safety and security director Barry Crowley said the school voluntarily put itself on lockdown around noon but lifted it an hour later when sheriff's officials notified him they did not think the inmate was in the area.
Eclectic exhibit at City Hall gallery
The Fall Art Exhibit is now on display at the Brooksville City Hall Art Gallery, 201 Howell Ave. The show includes works from the Hernando Quilters, Suncoast Ship Model Society, Spring Hill Camera Club and the Just Poets; paintings by artists Moe Hahn, Wanda McVeigh, Nick Paff Sr., Dolores Witt, and photographer Yasmin Cooper-Bey. There is an exhibit of American Indian baskets, courtesy of Mary Berryman, and sculptures and jewelry designed by Evie Harper. The city of Brooksville has a private collection of donated works, including Brooksville Historic Prints by Lewis Watkins, that will be on display. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 544-5407.
Are you interested in buying a home?
Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for the Hernando Builders Association's Home Ownership Academy, which is for those interested in becoming homeowners. The academy includes five sessions from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 29 at HBA headquarters, 7391 Sunshine Grove Road. The cost is $20. Registration is limited. Call Emilia Raia at 596-1114 or e-mail emilia@hernando builders.com.
Talk drainage with county officials
Hernando County Public Works Department representatives and County Commissioner Diane Rowden will meet with residents of Pine Island to discuss drainage issues within the community. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Weeki Wachee Area Club, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. State Sen. Mike Fasano and Rep. Robert Schenck will also be represented at the meeting.
Hernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Televised on Hernando County Government Broadcasting, Bright House Cable Ch. 19.
"Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs: How Can You Tell the Difference?" Free class: 10 a.m., Forest Oaks Government Center, 7479 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Seating is limited. 754-4433.