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Clearwater mayor or Pinellas commissioner to get mohawk



Usually, Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard and Pinellas County Commissioner Ronnie Duncan meet to soberly discuss the finer points of regional transportation issues.

This afternoon, however, one of them is getting a mohawk haircut.

Hibbard and Duncan are competing in what they're calling "the Official RayHawk Challenge" to show support for the Rays while raising some money for a local charity.

Each of them is collecting donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County through the organization's web site, To vote in honor of Hibbard, people can click on a button that says "I want to see Commissioner Duncan get a Rayshawk." To vote in honor of Duncan, they click on a button that says "I want to see Mayor Hibbard get a Rayshawk."

Have your credit cards ready. An opportunity like this doesn't come up every day.

The official with the most donations wins -- and is spared the clippers. The loser gets a real live mohawk at 3:30 p.m. from cosmetology students at the Pinellas Technical Education Center.

Shortly before noon, the tally was $1,150 worth of donations in honor of Hibbard and $815 for Duncan. Donations are accepted until the last minute.

-- Mike Brassfield, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]


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