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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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By Times Wires
Published October 27, 2007
Free event at USF features book signings, talks
The 15th annual St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The free event features appearances, panel discussions and book signings by more than 80 authors, including Michael Connelly and R.L. Stine, as well as children's activities and vendors. For information and schedules, go to www.festivalofreading.com. Four of the scheduled authors have canceled their appearances. Bill Hendon (An Enormous Crime) will not attend, although his co-author, Elizabeth Stewart, will speak. Also absent will be Bobby Braddock (Down in Orburndale), Christopher Felver (Beat) and Chris Kuzneski (Sword of God).
Bacteria advisory for Treasure Island
Going to Treasure Island Beach this weekend? You might want to stay out of the water. The Pinellas County Health Department issued an advisory Friday to warn of unsafe bacteria levels in the water. The bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife or sewage. The advisory will be in effect until further notice.