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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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So a mid-level editor (with whom I am friendly) at the Times called and e-mailed me yesterday to “warn” me that my criticism of assistant metro editor Sandra Gadsden did not go unnoticed.  Add this criticism to my recent “outing” of Times food critic Laura Reiley’s decision to take a leave of absence and, he said, I may be tempting fate again.  Meaning the Times may want to write something about me just to take me down a notch.  The…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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So a mid-level editor (with whom I am friendly) at the Times called and e-mailed me yesterday to “warn” me that my criticism of assistant metro editor Sandra Gadsden did not go unnoticed.  Add this criticism to my recent “outing” of Times food critic Laura Reiley’s decision to take a leave of absence and, he said, I may be tempting fate again.  Meaning the Times may want to write something about me just to take me down a notch.  The…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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“Who is Sandra Gadsden?” was the invariable response I received last evening from each person I asked if they knew who Sandra Gadsden is. I was at a fundraising reception chock full of political operatives and their handsome wives.  Each of these people recognized the names of  Adam Smith or Aaron Sharockman or David DeCamp.  Some even recognized John Frank’s name.  But not one person — and this is a room full of people who make St. Petersburg move –…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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“Who is Sandra Gadsden?” was the invariable response I received last evening from each person I asked if they knew who Sandra Gadsden is. I was at a fundraising reception chock full of political operatives and their handsome wives.  Each of these people recognized the names of  Adam Smith or Aaron Sharockman or David DeCamp.  Some even recognized John Frank’s name.  But not one person — and this is a room full of people who make St. Petersburg move –…

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Vote for ‘Big Mike’ on American Idol

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It’s crunch time for “Big Mike” Lynche on American Idol!  Tampa Bay’s own is one step closer to becoming America’s newest singing sensation, but he still needs EVERYONE’s support! Get your friends and neighbors on the “Big Mike” bandwagon by tuning in to American Idol next Tuesday at 8 p.m. on FOX13. More importantly, don’t forget to cast your vote to move “Big Mike” into Top 3 and on the road to becoming St. Pete’s newest American Idol! (By the…

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Vote for ‘Big Mike’ on American Idol

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It’s crunch time for “Big Mike” Lynche on American Idol!  Tampa Bay’s own is one step closer to becoming America’s newest singing sensation, but he still needs EVERYONE’s support! Get your friends and neighbors on the “Big Mike” bandwagon by tuning in to American Idol next Tuesday at 8 p.m. on FOX13. More importantly, don’t forget to cast your vote to move “Big Mike” into Top 3 and on the road to becoming St. Pete’s newest American Idol! (By the…

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Rep. Jim Frishe’s cousin ejected from American Idol

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Eric Deggans reports on Didi’s Benami’s departure from American Idol.  Benami is the cousin of state Representative Jim Frishe : Watch closely, and you can see a one-time TV powerhouse working just a little too hard. Forget about the nine hopeful singers still struggling to win American Idol’s top prize — often it seems the show itself is trying WAY too hard to prove it’s still tops at its game. Increasingly, the fates of the actual singers of the show feels like an…

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