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Teen needs votes for a good cause

PALM HARBOR

Boy needs votes to win $100,000 for good cause

Teens, a Palm Harbor teen needs your vote to help him match bone marrow donors to patients who need transplants. Last year, leukemia patient Pat Pedraja, 13, and his supporters signed up more than 6,000 new donors, with four matches so far. The youngest of nine finalists in the Teen Choice Awards "Do Something" category, Pat already has won $10,000 for his cause. If he gets the most votes, he will win another $100,000 for donor registration costs. The show at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 on Fox features Miley Cyrus. Teens can vote once daily at TeenChoiceAwards.com. Pat also is one of 10 finalists for the 2008 Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame, which could earn him $5,000 more for his cause. Go to www.energizerkeepgoinghallof fame.com/KeepGoing/ Finalists.aspx to vote through July 25. To donate, visit www.drivingfordonors.com or call (407) 460-9241.

TARPON SPRINGS

Two safe boating classes offered

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has two safe boating classes coming up:

• A one-day course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $35.

• A program 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week through Aug. 12. Cost is $50.

Both courses are in a new location, inside the old Pappas restaurant building at the northwest corner of Alt. U.S. 19 and Dodecanese Boulevard. Organizers recommend registering in advance because class size is limited. Call (727) 938-8568.

COUNTYWIDE

EZ Pay to be down this weekend

If you usually pay your county water bill electronically, take note: Pinellas County Utilities will do maintenance on its EZ Pay system this weekend. The customer information system will be unavailable for information and credit card payments from 5 p.m. Friday to noon Monday. If you still want to pay your bill over the weekend, you can drop payments into utilities drop boxes at 14 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater or 6730 142nd Ave., Largo.

Elections chief touts voter drives

To boost voter registration and turnout, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark wants local businesses and organizations to host voter education and registration drives. Clark's office will schedule a demonstration of the county's new optical scan voting machines and a registration drive to any interested business or group at no cost. To learn more or sign up, call (727) 464-5700 or visit www.votepinellas.com.

Pinellas deaths

Babcock, Frances Campbell

Casson, Olen Douglas "Doug"

Cloer, Russell

Dickason, Robert W.

Discenza, Mary

Doss, Dannie L.

Heath, William R.

Holtz, Evelyn P.

Johnson, Lutrell

LaPlume, Marilyn Lee

McMullen, John L. "Jack"

O'Flaherty, John J.

Spoto, Kathleen Mary

Strachen, Carol Louise

Sweet, Ruth E.

Wozniak, Ida L.

Yeager, Ron

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Teen needs votes for a good cause 07/09/08 [Last modified: Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:43am]
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