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Threshers will put on pink to fight breast cancer

CLEARWATER

threshers put on pink to fight breast cancer

The Clearwater Threshers will trade in their blue and red jerseys tonight for something a little bit more … pink. The Threshers will sport pink baseball jerseys for Pitch in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night, sponsored by the Threshers and Morton Plant Mease Health Care. A silent auction at the game will benefit breast health services and hospital programs. The first 1,000 women will receive a pink Threshers jersey. The Threshers, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, face the Tampa Yankees at 7. Gates open at 5:30. Tickets start at $4.

Official: A&E event worth extra cost

Clearwater ended up shelling out roughly $13,900 — not the originally planned $5,000 — for public safety and some cleanup for the Criss Angel event. Initially, when A&E sought to involve the Las Vegas-based illusionist in the implosion of the beach's Spyglass motel, the city hoped to split the funding three ways: Clearwater, the county film commission and A&E. In the end, though, the network promised the city what it says is almost $70,000 worth of advertising. During the event, Angel loudly announced that he was in Clearwater; during four of the acts, the host mentioned the city; shots of the beach were used throughout the show and Clearwater was shown in a positive light. "To have the opportunity to put Clearwater and BeachWalk in front of more than 2-million live viewers, we consider the investment well worth it," city spokesman Doug Matthews said. "In fact, our final costs were a fraction of what a single, 30-second advertisement would have been on the program."

Marina to host boating event

Want to rent one of the city's soon-to-be constructed downtown boat slips? Want to learn more about your beach marina? Then go Saturday to the Clearwater Municipal Marina to Celebrate National Marina Day. The event, at 25 Causeway Blvd., runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's free. Visitors can tour the dinner cruise boats, watch boating demonstrations and receive special offers from boating businesses. Folks also can sign up on the waiting list to get one of the 132 slips the city is set to build in the harbor near Coachman Park. The drawing for the slips will be held next spring. For information, call (727) 462-6954.

SAFETY HARBOR

Dog who bit boy to be destroyed

The owner of a dog that attacked a 6-year-old Safety Harbor boy Sunday has relinquished the animal to Pinellas County Animal Services. The 18-month-old mixed-breed will be put to death when the 10-day quarantine period ends Aug. 13, said Animal Services field enforcement manager Linda Britland. Tydal Sugar suffered serious injuries when the dog bit him on the head and shoulder. His mother, Rosemary Sugar, was fostering the dog for Dunedin Doggie Rescue, which owns the animal.

Pinellas deaths

Bass, Vicki "MeMe"

Dollinger, Kenneth H.

Gessler, Rudolph

Higdon, Mount E. "Monty"

Nance, Rev. Jasper B.

Patsenka, Edie

Savoie, Ruth H.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Threshers will put on pink to fight breast cancer 08/07/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:35am]
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