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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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By Times Wires
Published December 20, 2007
'Don't Tase Me, Bro' chosen most memorable quote
University of Florida student Andrew Meyer's plea to Taser-wielding campus police spawned a host of T-shirts and cyberspace traffic jams on YouTube. Now comes this history-making distinction: most memorable quote of 2007. The folks with the Yale Book of Quotations have chosen "Don't tase me, bro" as their quote of the year, saying it symbolizes the influence and speed of pop culture. Just a couple of days after officers stunned Meyer following his disruption of a campus speech by U.S. Sen. John Kerry, footage of the Sept. 17 incident was all over the Internet, and people were sporting the phrase on T-shirts. Meyer had some tough competition from the likes of Sen. Larry "(I have) a wide stance" Craig and Alberto "I don't recall" Gonzales.
Paint-the-model stunt was a test of taste
The March of Dimes fundraiser in Palm Beach has a reputation as one of the season's wildest. Past events featured belly dancers and a donkey auction. At this year's $500-a-plate soiree, held Friday, a model was wheeled into the ballroom on a bed, covered in a sheet, as the sound track to the James Bond film Goldfinger played, the Palm Beach Post reported. She stood up to reveal nothing but a thong, as a tux-wearing male artist painted her gold. Some patrons stormed out. "It was a faux pas, and we'll learn from it," event co-chair Annie Falk told the Post.
Jeffery Chalmers Reeb died Tuesday after riding a Disney World roller coaster. An Associated Press story in Wednesday's paper gave the wrong name.