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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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On the radar
By Times Staff Writer
Published September 3, 2007
Experience the alps from seat in imax theater
No need for a plane ticket. You need only drive to North Tampa to sit in an air-conditioned theater and experience the mountain adventure The Alps. The film debuts Friday at the Museum of Science and Industry's IMAX theater, following John Harlin III on a climb of the storied North Face of the Eiger, known for rock showers and deadly avalanches. For more information, visit www.mosi.org. The museum is at 4801 E Fowler Ave.
Visit Arts Center for juried art sale
In the market for some new artwork or just in the mood to browse? The Arts Center in St. Petersburg is hosting a three-day juried art sale that starts Friday. The show at the Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., features the works of more than 25 artists. Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (727) 822-7872.
Park to sponsor drum circle concert
Local American Indian performer YaYa and other members of various tribes will lead a fireside drum circle concert with dancing and storytelling from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, just northeast of the corner of U.S. 19 and Drew Street. Cost is $5 for those 13 and older, $3 for 3- to 12-year-olds and $1 for 2 and under. In case of rain, the concert will be indoors. The event is BYOD (bring your own drum). For information, call (727) 462-6024.
Tips for dog owners to weather storm
No time like the present to get Fido ready for hurricane season. The Pasco Florida Kennel Club is holding a "Hurricane Preparedness Day for Dogs" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Rabies vaccines will be $5 each for the first 100 pets; microchips will be $10 each for the first 50 dogs. Cash only. All dogs must be on leashes or in kennel carriers. The event will be at Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Lake Patience Road in Land O'Lakes. Call Karen Brasted (727) 845-6247 or Jodi Eckardt (352) 424-2721 or visit www.PascoFloridaKennelClub.org.
People are talking about . . .
A selection of reader comments from blogs.tampabay.com
Crist's shifting rhetoric on tax relief, gambling
(Aug. 29, The Buzz)
"It was not a mistake for Gov. Crist to raise expectations. It was a mistake not to get the job done."
"Charlie's approval ratings - dropping like a rock."
I don't know if I can do it
(Aug. 29, Standing By)
Jan Wesner's husband, Mark, is coming home from Iraq, but just for two weeks. We'll have our family back, she says, but then he'll be gone again.
"Grab it, Jan, all the time you can get. Even though right now I'm back at work doing a project and enjoying my time alone (having been in each other's hip pockets for six weeks), I still sometimes feel like he's about to leave again."
Bucs shopping Clayton?
(Aug. 29, Bucs Beat)
"What can they get for (Michael) Clayton, some stale potato chips? He'll be cut for nothing and probably signed by a division rival, then have a miraculous rebirth."