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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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3 governors to tackle plan to share water
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 17, 2007
Gov. Charlie Crist will be hashing out water issues (or the lack of it) during a tri-state meeting today with the governors of Alabama and Georgia. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne also will attend the meeting at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. The men will discuss short- and long-term strategies for using the water in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa and the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basins.
Verizon aids Santa with Wii giveaway
So, Santa promised your kid a Nintendo Wii for Christmas and there's not one to be had in the hemisphere? Verizon knows a good gimmick when it sees one. Beginning today, through Dec. 23, Verizon Plus will give away a Wii to the top game player each day. For details, check with your closest Verizon Plus store, listed at www.verizon.com/verizonplus.
Fundraiser to help artists after fire
The Dunedin Fine Art Center is hosting an evening of music, refreshments and an auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to raise funds for the 15 artists of the Imago Art Group who lost their work when their studio burned Dec. 9. Auction items from artists and businesses should be brought to the art center by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Donation checks can be made payable to PAVA and mailed to PAVA, P.O. Box 2665, Dunedin, FL 34697. A $20 donation is suggested for the party. Call Kay at (727) 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.
Arts and crafts on display in park
Still have a lot of holiday shopping to do, but can't stand the thought of going to the mall? Try the Saturday Art Market at Williams Park, where more than 50 artists will display their arts and crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is at Fourth Street N and First Avenue N. Call (727) 898-6061.