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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

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Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of Daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/30)

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Obviously the story of the day is the shooting deaths of two of the City of Tampa’s finest.  This is an atrocious incident, and nothing I would write hasn’t already been written by better journalists, so I’ll just leave this issue alone — while praying for the families of all those involved.  Today would not be a bad day for a few minutes of daily Mass There is an incident, far, far less serious than the shooting deaths of two…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times: The new food critic pussies out

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Well, that didn’t take long. In his first major decision as the new Times food critic, Jim Webster pussies out of making a major change to the newspaper’s grading system, which is currently based on an anachronistic four-star system. Pretty much in response to my unending criticism of the Times‘ grading system, specifically my criticism of Laura Reiley’s seemingly unending awarding of 2.5 stars to almost every restaurant she reviewed, Webster posted on the Times‘ must-be-redesigned blog about dining out…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times: The new food critic pussies out

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Well, that didn’t take long. In his first major decision as the new Times food critic, Jim Webster pussies out of making a major change to the newspaper’s grading system, which is currently based on an anachronistic four-star system. Pretty much in response to my unending criticism of the Times‘ grading system, specifically my criticism of Laura Reiley’s seemingly unending awarding of 2.5 stars to almost every restaurant she reviewed, Webster posted on the Times‘ must-be-redesigned blog about dining out…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/16)

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Before I write about the issue du jour, let me just tell you how absolutely proud I am to have written a post mentioning the St. Petersburg Times that ended up in Urban Dictionary.  Yes, the post involved the word “taint” and it’s moments like this that make life worth living. Also, stop the presses, outgoing Times food critic Laura Reiley actually wrote a review that does not end with the awarding of 2.5 stars. In this case, she awarded…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/16)

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Before I write about the issue du jour, let me just tell you how absolutely proud I am to have written a post mentioning the St. Petersburg Times that ended up in Urban Dictionary.  Yes, the post involved the word “taint” and it’s moments like this that make life worth living. Also, stop the presses, outgoing Times food critic Laura Reiley actually wrote a review that does not end with the awarding of 2.5 stars. In this case, she awarded…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times — and, yes, I did ‘out’ the new food critic

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Just another bad day for the St. Petersburg Times, which failed to convince a federal judge that the city of St. Petersburg new ban on street solicitation should be blocked while the mater winds its way through the courts.  Judge Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. The Times lost in court.  And it is also losing — badly, I might add —…

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