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A nice gesture for women who helped fallen Tampa officers

Betty Bell wanted something positive to come from the negative comments aimed at the three women who rushed to help Tampa police Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab after they were mortally wounded.

So Bell opened an account for Renee Roundtree, Delores Keen and Rose Dodson at Fifth Third Bank. A community activist from the Highland Pines neighborhood near the shooting scene, Bell hopes the funds will be used to purchase back-to-school items for the moms' children.

"I want their children to grow up and be proud of their mothers for what they did," Bell said. …

Spurred by WDAE-AM 620 personalities Ron Diaz and Ian Beckles, Clear Channel Radio will stage a dodgeball tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 to benefit the families of Curtis and Kocab.

Team entries are filled, even though the field expanded from 32 to 64. Fans will be able to enter a raffle for prizes that include a $1,500 diamond necklace from Gold & Diamond Source. …

Seen on a T-shirt: Oh We So Need Another Revolution. …

The revamped Jannus Live continues to draw raves. Great, because we can't take such venues for granted. Rock on. …

Check out the Tampa Artist Emporium's third anniversary celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at 3415 Bay to Bay Blvd. New owners Melissa Wilson and Anthony Peck have brought energy to the artists' haven. …

Kudos to Tampa's Bill and Martha Minahan, who recently visited Minnesota's Target Field to extend their feat. Since 1986, the Minahans have visited a few Major League Baseball stadiums every summer, eventually completing the entire circuit. They've visited a total of 50 stadiums. I think I'm jealous.

That's all I'm saying.

A nice gesture for women who helped fallen Tampa officers 07/18/10 [Last modified: Sunday, July 18, 2010 6:32pm]
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