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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Winning: An Edmonds Woman Enters 200 Sweepstakes a Day
After winning a trip to Palm Springs in 2008, Edmonds' April Jacques was hooked. She now enters about 200 sweepstakes a day and has won thousands of items, including 12 trips.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ring My Belle: King County Turns a Macklemore song Into A Toilet Flushing Song
1. Rachel Jeantel, the last person to speak to Trayvon Martin before he was killed, graduates from high school with plans to go to college. 2. "This is Flushing Awesome" is a painful toiletcentric parody of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop." 3. A four year old girl from Brooklyn hangs around city hall, pitching her flower girl skills to couples about to get married.
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Alzheimer's Cafe Serves Up Pizza and Sing-A-Longs
Copying a concept popular in Europe, Alzheimer's Cafe aims to give people with dementia and Alzheimer's a comfortable and public place to socialize. The Cafe is held every 2nd Thursday of the month at Tutta Bella, in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood.
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Ring My Belle: Do Farts Really Cure Cancer?
1. A 9-11 memorial statue, rejected strongly by several WA communities, has finally found a home in Cashmere. 2. How can someone who advocates for gun control endorse violent gun heavy films? 3. Some scientists say smelling farts can cure diseases. 4. Bethenny Frankel riles up the Internet when she posts a photo wearing her four year old's pajamas.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Bubbles, Soapy Bubbles! The Seattle Freeze and More Puzzling Food Trends
Rachel visits with the Bubbleman and reports on a possible solution to the Seattle Freeze.
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Ring My Belle: The time That Couple Found A Meth Head Under Their Bed
1. A Seattle couple came home to find their apartment thrashed, and a meth head under their bed. What this woman did in their home is truly odd. 2. Two teenagers are enduring the wrath of the Internet after posing with wild animals they hunted.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Thawing the Seattle Freeze, One Neighbor at a Time
Sammammish's Becky Henchman is intent on thawing the Seattle Freeze. For the next year, she is committed to having a neighbor over each month, to try and get to know the people who live around her and create community and friendship.
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Ring My Belle: Puzzle Break!
1. John Wayne's family wants to make liquor called Duke, but Duke University says they own the name. 2. Puzzle Break in Seattle's Capitol Hill. 3. A dad takes his kids on a three week road trip, and has them help clean the homes of people dealing with cancer.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Ring My Belle: What is your therapist saying about you?
1. At Beth Israel, they are experimenting with letting patients see the notes their therapists are writing during sessions. 2. Co-workers with dark traits, but not too dark, tend to excel at work. 3. Someone donated three human skulls to the Bellevue Goodwill and now the King County Medical Examiner’s Office wants to know where they came from.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Big Love Photoshoot Project Gets Photo-Shy Women Back In Front of Camera
Shoreline's Amy Gentry noticed she was no longer posing in her family's holiday and vacation photos, because she didn't like the way she looked. So she created the Big Love Photoshoot Project, taking photos of women who normally shy away from cameras, to help them get their confidence back.
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Monday, July 7, 2014
Seattle's Purple Bearded Bubbleman Has Been Blowing Bubbles for 33 Years
Seattle's Gary Golightly, AKA The Bubbleman, has been doing bubble shows in 45 countries for the past 33 years. He uses found and thrifted items, like flyswatters and plastic six pack rings, to make huge bubbles that kids go crazy for.
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Ring My Belle: The $16,000 Potato Salad
1. A new study says that children with same-sex parents are happier and healthier than the general population. 2. A dude looking to make $10 on kickstarter, to make potato salad, has collected $16,000 and he has another 25 days to go. 3. An Arizona State professor is giving extra credit to women who go without shaving their legs and armpits for 10 weeks.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Fireworks! Dog Food Diets?!
Rachel shares her love for fireworks, speaks with an inspiring quadriplegic author and much, much more.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
A Washington State Woman Has Vowed to Eat Pet Food For a Whole Month
Dorothy Hunter, CEO of Paws Natural Pet Emporium in Richland and Kennewick, Washington, is eating almost nothing but dog and cat foods for an entire month. She wants to spread the message that people should read labels, and only feed their pets foods that they would eat themselves. She is only eating natural, sometimes organic, USDA approved pet foods.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
A Local Singer's New Book Teaches Kids About Life in a Wheelchair
Nashville-based, Tacoma native, Faith Ecklund broke her neck in a car accident when she was 16 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Her new book, "Our Friends in Chairs With Wheels," wants to erase that stigma that people in wheelchairs are strange just because they're a little different.
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