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Tampa Bay Rays in series means Mohawk for Clearwater mayor


Place in series means Mohawk for the mayor

On a live radio show Thursday, Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard vowed to shave his head in a Mohawk hairstyle if the Tampa Bay Rays make the World Series. How did this happen? Well, WFLA-AM 970 host Jack Harris was on the air remarking on a Times story about how Tampa and St. Petersburg are celebrating the team's first playoff spot. Why isn't Clearwater doing anything? Harris asked. Hibbard called the show to defend his city's honor, saying it's planning a proclamation and a banner. One thing led to another. Thus the Mohawk pledge. "I told Jack I'd do it if he would," Hibbard said. "Unfortunately, he said yes, he would do it."


Carwash to benefit family in need

Members of Dunedin High School's National Honor Society and Interact Club will host a benefit carwash from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Car Wash, 1005 Main St. Donations received will help a Dunedin family in need. Call (727) 642-9018.


Mini library setup during renovations

First, the good news: The Palm Harbor Library's $1.4-million renovations will be completed in January. Now, the bad news: As part of the construction process, the main facility at 2330 Nebraska Ave. will close Oct. 6. The staff plans to set up a mini library from Oct. 20 through Dec. 12 in the parking lot of the main facility. Those wanting to call the reference desk, place online requests for materials, use the book drops, pick up items placed on hold and donate or shop for books, magazines and videos will still be able to do so. For information, call (727) 784-3332 or visit


Times celebrates 125 years via book

Next July, the St. Petersburg Times will celebrate its 125th anniversary. To honor the occasion, the Times is offering a limited edition coffee table book, 125 Years: Tampa Bay through the Times. From the tragedies and sorrows to the accomplishments and triumphs, this book chronicles the bay area's rich heritage with more than 500 vivid photographs and historic front pages. Supply is limited, and orders made before Nov. 21 will receive a $10 discount. To learn more, go to

In Sports

As district football gets under way tonight, find out what's riding on the Largo-St. Petersburg matchup, 9C.

Pinellas deaths

Anderson, Paul

Brashear, Evelyn June

Haines, Connie

Halper, Marion

Lavender, Gale Owen

Nelson, M. Emma

Reilly, Elmer "Bob"

Tyson, Selma

Wilks, James D.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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