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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Monday, June 23, 2014
A Seattle Man Will Build You a Tiny House, If He Can Live in it For Six Months
A Seattle man, who decided to quit his job and get rid of all of his bills, including rent, offers up an interesting deal: he'll build an 8x8 structure in your backyard, free of charge, if he can live in it for six months.
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Ring My Belle: The Hot Felon Has A Wife, and She's Not Happy
1. A woman gets held at gunpoint for her car, but the teenagers run away after realizing it's a stick shift. 2. Turns out that gorgeous felon, whose mugshot has gone viral, has a wife. And she's not happy about the women lusting after him. 3. Sting is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but says he won't share it with his kids.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Homeless people and their pets, cooking tips while camping, and a heartwarming story at Children's Hospital
Rachel looks at why pet ownership is quite prevalent amongst the homeless community. Colleen O'Brien of Seattle's Morning News stops by to give her best cooking tips to use while camping during the Summer. Also, a heartwarming story about a couple that was inspired by Russell Wilson.
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Friday, June 20, 2014
Ring My Belle: Local Bookstore Has JK Rowling Book, Amazon Did Not
1. Seattle's Third Place Books hand delivered copies of "The Silkworm" to people's homes, while Amazon refused to do pre-orders. 2. An update on the Starbucks/Arizona State college situation. 3. President Obama and the First Lady want their daughters to work minimum wage jobs. 4. In New York, there is now a ban on tattooing your pet.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Sole Obsession: 100 Years of Shoes at Auburn's White River Valley Museum
Did you know the average American woman owns 19 pairs of shoes?Auburn's White River Valley Museum is featuring a collection of shoes from 1910 to 2010, with everything from lace up leather boots to sky high 1970's wedges.
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Ring My Belle: Match.com Can Find You a New Mate...Who Looks JUST Like Your Ex
1. A Pike Place Market fish thrower alerted police to a guy who was flashing his junk at tourists. What a hero! 2. Match.com is now able to use facial recognition software to find you a mate who looks like your ex. Only costs $5000. 3. Miss reading articles in print? A British start-up will print out online articles on newsprint and mail them to you!
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Inspired by Russell Wilson, a Local Value Village Worker Helps Strangers in Need
A Ron & Don listener, inspired by cause radio and the Seahawks' Russell Wilson, randomly pulled over to help a couple whose car broke down on the side of I-5. He drove them to Seattle Children's Hospital, where they go several times a week to visit their infant daughter, and ended up raising money to get them a new car. It's the first time he's put himself out there like this and he's in awe of the community's kindness and then friendship he was able to form with the couple.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Homeless & Low Income Get Free Vet Care From Doney Memorial Pet Clinic
For the last 28 years, Seattle's Doney Pet Clinic has been providing vet services to homeless and low-income residents who bring in less than $850 a month. The volunteer vets set up shop twice a month at the Union gospel Mission, and care for about 100 pets a month.
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Ring My Belle: Youngsters Hate to Leave Voicemails!
1. The FBI has compiled an 82 page list of Twitter acronyms for their agents to know. 2. A singer got throat surgery without being knocked out. She was awake and she had to sing so her vocal chords could be spotted by surgeons. 3. People 35 and younger don't like leaving or receiving voicemails.
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Tired of Late Night Violence, Capitol Hill's 'Outwatch' Wants to Get You Home Safe
After hearing about several attacks on the LGTBQ community in Capitol Hill, local business owner Jennifer Dietrich decided she had to do something. So she formed Outwatch, a volunteer patrol group. Outwatch will walk you to your car, drive bartenders home late at night and be on the look out for street harassment.
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Ring My Belle: Why Do Dads Get Such Lame Gifts on Father's Day?
1. Starbucks says it will send all of its part-time to online college. 2. Lux, the Portland cat who was allegedly so violent his owner called 911 on him, is in a new home and feeling fine. 3. An article in Slate wonders why Father's Day gifts aimed at dad are so lame. 4. Kindergarteners learn better in plain classrooms, not bright and busy ones covered with posters and art.
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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Reinventing yourself, gym etiquette and homeless birthdays
Rachel shares an inspiring story about hating your job and has an update about the real life version of the hit film “Up!”
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Friday, June 13, 2014
Ring My Belle: High School Popularity Expires at Age 22!
1. Pope Francis refuses to drive around in the bulletproof Popemobile because he says he's too old to worry about the risks. 2. A new study says that popular kids lose their popularity by age 22, and almost half of them end up using drugs and committing crimes. 3. There's a new "smart cup" that can instantly tell you the ingredients and nutritional information of whatever you poured into it.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Seattle Wedding Venue Abruptly Closes & Refuses to Return $70,000 to 40 Couples
More than 40 couples were contacted by EM Fine Art, a Seattle wedding venue, informing them that the venue is closing, so they can no longer hold their weddings there. The email also said they won't be giving refunds, a total of $70,000. Now the couples are simultaneously trying to track down the owners and book a new venue for their weddings.
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Ring My Belle: Are you a bedtime procrastinator?
1. A 14 year old girl's service dog gets his photo in the yearbook, right next to hers. 2. Actress Mila Kunis wants men to stop saying "we're pregnant" when their partner is the one actually pregnant with the baby. 3. There's a phenomenon called "bedtime procrastination" and you're probably guilty of it. 4. A new survey says people actually don't mind a bit of chitchat on an airplane.
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