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5 things I think about this weekend’s St. Petersburg Times: A banner week for the newspaper

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What a roller-coaster week it’s been for the folks at First Avenue South. After word spread — on this blog first — that the Times was dropping its lawsuit against the City of St. Petersburg, thereby ceding the fight over the city’s solicitation ban, many, including me, were ready to write that the axiom “You never pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrel” no longer applied to the opponents of the St. Petersburg Times. At least that was…

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5 things I think about this weekend’s St. Petersburg Times: A banner week for the newspaper

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

What a roller-coaster week it’s been for the folks at First Avenue South. After word spread — on this blog first — that the Times was dropping its lawsuit against the City of St. Petersburg, thereby ceding the fight over the city’s solicitation ban, many, including me, were ready to write that the axiom ‘You never pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrel’ no longer applied to the opponents of the St. Petersburg Times. At least that was…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/14)

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Monday’s St. Petersburg Times reminds me why I relented and signed up for a subscription. Of course, the horrifying stories of the Church of Scientology urging women to have abortions is must-read.  But so is Tom Jones’ Shooting from the Lip coverage of a weekend of televised sports. What’s not must-read: Ernest Hooper’s Monday column continues to disappoint.  It’s not that Hooper writes anything provoking or ridiculous.  It’s that, with the real-estate granted to Hooper, his column should just explode…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/14)

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Monday’s St. Petersburg Times reminds me why I relented and signed up for a subscription. Of course, the horrifying stories of the Church of Scientology urging women to have abortions is must-read. But so is Tom Jones’ Shooting from the Lip coverage of a weekend of televised sports. What’s not must-read: Ernest Hooper’s Monday column continues to disappoint.  It’s not that Hooper writes anything provoking or ridiculous.  It’s that, with the real-estate granted to Hooper, his column should just explode…

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