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Larry Owens of Middletown

Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)
Larry Owens, at left, of Middletown, talks about the need for support and funding of small, grass-roots programs like his group, Middletown United Fathers, which mentors young men in the city. Owens participated in a community discussion at Middletown's Russell Library on Tuesday -- a... BOB MACDONNELL / HARTFORD COURANT