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It's official: St. Pete council member gets blue RayHawk



Danner ST. PETERSBURG-- Mayor Rick Baker pledged the City Council would shave their heads into Mohawks if the Tampa Bay Rays made it to the World Series last week. He was kidding.

But that didn't stop council member Jeff Danner.

About a dozen city hall employees and reporters gathered on the steps of City Hall to watch Danner get a RayHawk Monday. The crowd cheered as blond tufts of hair fell to the ground.

"Go Rays," he yelled.

His wife, Robyn Guy-Danner, a former hairstylist, did the honors. "It's hair," she said. "It grows back."

Plenty of local politicos have said they will get a RayHawk if the Rays go to the playoffs, but so far, Danner seems to be the only one to have gone through with it.

Danner learned of Baker's Mohawk promise while reading the newspaper Friday morning, and thought, 'let's do it now,' he said.

It was a first for both of the Danners: his first Mohawk, her first time creating one. The couple seemed happy with the result.

After the shave, Danner peered at his reflection in the glass windows of City Hall. His wife sprayed temporary blue dye along the crest of the Mohawk.

"It's the new look," Danner said approvingly. "I might just keep it."

-Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:36am]


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