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Brooksville activist makes point by dropping pants

BROOKSVILLE

Activist makes case by dropping pants

South Brooksville activist Paul Boston had a complaint to share with the County Commission Tuesday and made his point in an unexpected way. He questioned why men had to remove their belts to pass through security at the Government Center. Holding his belt in his hand and wearing a long trench coat, he said "this is very undignified" and noted that women whose bras set off the metal detector aren't required to remove them. "You all really don't want to see my butt,'' he said. Moment later, Boston's unbelted pants fell. He scrambled to pull them back up. Commissioner John Druzbick said Boston's presentation "made our day.''

Second Chance gives clothing, toys, shoes

Second Chance Restoration Ministries hosts "Free Day" at 10 a.m. Saturday at 19235 Cortez Blvd., in Killingsworth Plaza. There will be a give-away of clothing, school uniforms, shoes, toys, electronics and more. Call (352) 585-6083.

Aviation Authority meeting canceled

The Hernando County Aviation Authority meeting set for Thursday has been canceled. Meetings are typically on the second Thursday of each month at the Hernando County Airport office, 15800 Flight Path Drive. Call (352) 754-4061.

SPRING HILL

Kittens of all breeds available for adoption

Home at Last Pet Adoptions will host "Kitten Palooza" adopt-a-thons from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at two locations: Pet Supermarket, 4316 Commercial Way; and Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd. (Adopt-a-thons are conducted weekly at the Petco location.) Although Home at Last specializes in Siamese, other breeds of cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, are microchipped and have been treated for parasites. Fees vary and are tax-deductible. Visit the website at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for certain pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon may be made. Call (352) 476-6832 or send e-mail to halpetadoptions@yahoo.com.

Today's picks

"Right Plant — Right Place" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Butterfly Gardening: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4433.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Brooksville activist makes point by dropping pants 08/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:30pm]
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