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Sailing benefit to help fight blindness


THE THIRD ANNUAL "Budweiser Sail for Sight" regatta to help the RP Foundation fight blindness takes to the Bay this Friday beginning at 4 p.m. from the HarborView Marina on Key Highway and returning at approximately 6:30 p.m. About 400 sailors will race, including the charity regatta's honorary chairman and founder Jim Dickson, who despite being legally blind from retinitis pigmentosa, attempted a solo trans-Atlantic crossing in 1987. Jim will be sailing as part of the crew of Snow Goose, a yacht skippered by another blind sailor, Dave Stoffel. The RP Foundation hopes to raise $25,000 from Friday's seafaring festivities.

MOON AUGUST kicks off the La Provence Thursday Night Concert Series tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Hopkins Plaza. The Baltimore promotion office and Jonathan Soudry, of La Provence restaurant, are sponsors. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the show.

BATHING BEAUTIES: Star Magazine's "Some Like It Hot" swimsuit spectacular, currently on the stands, features three bathing suit beauties

from Maryland. They were selected from among thousands of entries sent in by readers. Sandy Hastings, an accounting firm employee, poses in a teeny bikini and mink stole beside her dad's Stutz Bearcat! University of Maryland student, 2l-year-old Carrie Elk, strikes a racy pose in her black lace maillot, as she embraces a Mercedes Benz sports roadster. Angela Horton, a 29-year-old accounting student from Severn, hopes to become a CPA. "I'm a Libra," she told

the Star, "so I'm good at balancing things!" So much for juggling figures!

EYE OPENERS: Naura Hayden, author of -- sitting down? -- "How to Satisfy a Woman Every Time and Make Her Beg for More," will be interviewed today at 8 on the 92 Star (WYST-FM) morning show. . . . The feature film "Maxim Xul," which was filmed in the Baltimore and Annapolis area, was released on video this week. Written by Randallstown's Chuck Rickard, the film stars Adam West, of "Batman" fame. A sequel is planned.

SHELDON GOOD is expected to do for the Colonnade's developers what he did for Donald Trump in Palm Beach this past April as he auctions off 45 condominiums. Make your bids Saturday at noon at the Stouffer's Inner Harbor Hotel.

AND FINALLY, singer-musician Frank Pastore and his big band sound will open tomorrow night at the "New" Fox Ridge Restaurant and Lounge in Towson, owned and operated by Jim Karangelen. He recently moved here from Chicago, where he and his family were in the restaurant biz for three generations. Thursday, Frank tells us, has been designated "Big Band Night" where you can dance all evening to the music of Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie et al.

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