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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ring My Belle: Safeco Field sells better beer than any other MLB stadium
1. Over the last decade, Robin Williams has quietly given more than $50,000 to the West Seattle Food Bank. 2. Safeco sells better beer than any other MLB stadium. 3. The reason shows/movies set in Seattle are rarely filmed here.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ring My Belle: Suicide Isn't Selfish or Cowardly
1. Is it cowardly or selfish to commit suicide? We don't think so. Also, did Robin Williams commit suicide or did he die of depression? 2. Do you say "um" or "uh?" - apparently it depends on your gender.
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Monday, August 11, 2014
I Believe You | It's Not Your Fault
A few weeks ago, Seattle writer, Lindy West, started the blog "I Believe You | It's Not Your Fault." The blog posts anonymous letters from people who have experienced abuse, but may not have been taken seriously or even believed.
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Ring My Belle: All Americans Deserve Paid Vacation
1. Jenise Wright: We talk to a Seattle family lawyer about the legality of letting a six year old child wander the neighborhood on her own. 2. has started a petition to get all Americans paid vacation time. 3. A Calgary radio station edits all of the songs it plays, down to about two minutes long, so they can play 25 songs an hour.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Cohosted with Whitney! A woman finds out she's married to her brother!
Rachel is joined by her new friend Whitney to tackle a number of outrageous stories and later Rachel tells you all about Nibs, the nibberhood cat.
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Friday, August 8, 2014
Ring My Belle: When A Married Couple Discovers They're Brother and Sister
1. An update on Jenise Wright, the 6 year old whose body was found in Bremerton. Can parents have their children taken away if they leave them unsupervised all day? 2. A husband and wife in Brazil learn that they're also brother and sister. 3. To spite an obnoxious, foul mouthed, pie wanting child in a Burger King, a man buys up all the pies so the kid can't have one. 4. A man is arrested for running around a cemetery making "ooooooohh!" ghost noises in mourner's faces.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A Day of Digging Up Clams and Oysters with a Foraging Expert
Seattle forager Langdon Cook, in collaboration with Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation, leads daylong shellfish foraging events on a private beach belonging to clam and oyster farmers Amy and John Adams. There's learning, foraging and lots of eating and drinking.
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Ring My Belle: The Scrabble Dictionary Adds "Selfie" & "Frenemy" & I Die Inside
1. Seattle city council is petitioning the FDA to allow gay men to give blood. 2. The Scrabble dictionary added 5,000 new words, including "selfie" and " frenemy" and boy am I uptight about it! 3. A male CEO is stepping into a lesser position to spend more time with his family. 4. A new report shows that teens prefer youtube starts to Hollywood celebs.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Nibs, the Nibberhood Cat, Has Brought Nibbers in Fremont Together
Seattle's Carl Sander says his five year old orange cat, Nibs, has always been a wanderer. Thanks to a Facebook page, he's learned that Nibs has hung out with hundreds of people in the neighborhood (or as they call it, the nibberhood), often entering homes and businesses to sleep and play. So in honor of National Night Out, Carl created Nibsfest 500, a community party in Nibs honor with a fundraiser to benefit The Retired Seattle Police Canine Fund.
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Ring My Belle: How WWI Influenced the Bra!
1. One of the women murderers, associated with Charles Manson, speaks publicly for the first time in 20 years. 2. The interim president of Kentucky State University has given more than $90,000 from his yearly salary to raise wages for minimum wage campus employees. 3. History lesson! How WWI helped women move from corsets to bras.
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Monday, August 4, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Should Naughty Music Play in Nice Restaurants?
1. A Seattle businessman has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for selling crack, even though he argued that he gives a ton to the community. 2. A NY hotel will charge guests $500 if they post a negative review on Yelp. 3. A Texas woman had a million dollars worth of purses, watches and jewelry taken from her three story, 3,000 square foot luxury CLOSET. 4. A Seattle food critic argues that restaurants shouldn't be playing music with curse words and sexist/racist lyrics.
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Hand-Written Notes, Home Managers and Toxic-Free Makeup
Rachel looks back on passing notes in High School, before sharing a story about ghost tenants.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Passing Notes: Is Texting & Twitter Less significant Than Classic Teenage Note Passing?
Inspired by a folder full of high school notes, found by two local, lifelong 42 year old friends, a story that compares and contrasts the value of hand written notes, and the electronic communication teens engage in today. Is one better than the other? The note passers seem to think so.
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Ring My Belle: Is Capitol Hill No Longer Seattle's Gayborhood?
1. Census data shows that Capitol Hill isn't home to the majority of the city's same sex couples. 2. Adam Carolla refuses to let a podcasting lawsuit drop. 3. The Pope releases his "Top 10 Keys to Happiness" list a la Buzzfeed.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
"Ghost Tenants" Live in Luxury Homes at Apartment Prices
How can you live in a $3,000 a month, 4,800 square foot home for just $1,200 a month? A company called Showhomes, a real estate staging company, chooses hyper-clean people to live in vacant homes, in the hopes of adding new life and encouraging a quicker sale.
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