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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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Dessie's den
Dessie Prescott Smith was a hard-living woman who had a soft spot for her friend, author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Now her home, so rich with Florida flavor, is in danger of disappearing from the landscape.
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