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Police softball game raises about $10,000 for ill teen


Police softball game raises about $10,000

The charity softball game between the Clearwater and Largo police departments raised a lot of money Friday but it was hardly a game. Clearwater's "Strike Team" shellacked the Rays of the Largo police 20 to 9 when the two met at Bright House Networks Field for their annual charity softball game. Two years ago Clearwater won. Last year Largo won. The event included a silent auction and raised about $10,000 for 18-year-old Dutch D'Amico, the son of a Clearwater police officer. D'Amico is suffering from acute lymphocytic leukemia; the money will be used to pay for costs that insurance doesn't cover.

Husband accused in bomb attempt

A failed Molotov cocktail has landed a Clearwater man in jail. Clearwater police say Curtis Lee Reed, 41, of Clearwater, threw the fire bomb at the back window of a house at 1360 Tioga Ave, where his wife was staying. Reed argued with his wife, but left and threatened to come back and blow up the house, according to police. Just after midnight Friday, Reed threw the flaming bottle, police said. It did not break the window, but shattered upon impact causing a small amount of fire damage. Reed was charged with throwing a fire bomb, three counts of attempted murder — for the three people inside the house — and arson. He was held Monday at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $410,000 bail.


Clerks cited for selling kids booze

Authorities sent kids into 36 businesses in North Pinellas last week to buy alcohol. At 19 businesses, Pinellas Sheriff's deputies watched as clerks sold booze to the kids. The checks were conducted between 6 and 11 p.m. Thursday. All those who sold alcohol were issued notices to appear in court, authorities said. The Sheriff's Office plans to continue the checks in order to cut down on underage drinking.


Safety Harbor's sanitation division will pick up five bulk items that are not able to fit in a 90 gallon container. Bulk pickups cost $53, are done on Mondays or Tuesdays only and must be scheduled with the city. White goods that contain Freon will also be picked up by the city for a $19.75 charge. The city has no additional charge for scrap metal pickup. All white goods and scrap metal pickups are done on Thursday or Friday and must be scheduled in advance. Due to inaccurate information provided by the city, an item in Sunday's newspaper was incorrect on these points. Call (727) 724-1550.

Pinellas deaths

Demetroulakos, Eumorphia "Lee"

Dwyer, Mildred E.

Goodfellow, Mary J.

Hasselman, Joan Arlene Mehm

Holden, Mary J.

Karaphillis, Nicholas Michael "Nicky"

Larea, Nancy

Little, Duard Hood "Tex"

Prive, Edward B.

Rompasky, Doris Vernell

Shane, Martin

Silver, Marjorie "Noreen"

Spooner, Pearl F. "Peggy"

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Police softball game raises about $10,000 for ill teen 04/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:27pm]
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