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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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The week in words
By Times Staff Writer
Published January 27, 2008
"I thought it was time to let people know there was more to him than the "I Have a Dream' speech."
Arthur Gittens, who met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 at an event in New York and recalls a more gregarious, playful and congenial man than the staid civil rights leader most people typically remember.
"We can place him at the scene, we have the gun in his hand. We have the guy."
Donna Black, Hernando Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, on the arrest of a suspect in the April 25 near-fatal shooting of Jim Oleson, owner of Boyett's Grove and Citrus Attraction.
"There is not a whole lot you can do after the horse has left the barn."
Spring Hill investment broker Doc Hofmeister, on his advice to clients worried about what they should do after huge declines in the stock market.
"I think it's time for this department to go in a different direction."
George Biro, Spring Hill Fire Rescue commissioner, calling for the board to end the contract with fire Chief J.J. Morrison.
"I think that Chief Morrison is fully capable when he's on his game. I just don't know that it's there, due to what he's gone through."
Troy Hagar, president of the Spring Hill firefighters' union local, supporting the board's decision to seek a new fire chief because of Morrison's ongoing health problems.