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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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Confirmed: St. Petersburg Times dropping lawsuit fighting City of St. Petersburg’s solicitation ban

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***Updated – 5:48 p.m.*** The Times is now running a story also confirms my report, although there is still no comment from Times Publishing Co. ***Updated – 3:38 p.m.*** Spoke with Councilman Jeff Danner who confirms my earlier account that he was told by City Attorney John Wolfe that the Times is seeking to drop the lawsuit so long as the City does not seek compensation for legal expenses. — Hearing, just hearing, that the  Times Publishing Co. has dropped the…

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Confirmed: St. Petersburg Times dropping lawsuit fighting City of St. Petersburg’s solicitation ban

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***Updated – 5:48 p.m.*** The Times is now running a story also confirms my report, although there is still no comment from Times Publishing Co. ***Updated – 3:38 p.m.*** Spoke with Councilman Jeff Danner, who confirms my earlier account that he was told by City Attorney John Wolfe that the Times is seeking to drop the lawsuit so long as the City does not seek compensation for legal expenses. — Hearing, just hearing, that the  Times Publishing Co. has dropped the…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/13)

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Wouldn’t the St. Petersburg Times just save a lot of time and money if it could figure out a way to sick PolitiFact onto the Scientologists?  And the Navy Veterans Association, for that matter.  Can you imagine if you live in Clearwater and you are, in fact, a Scientologist and a donor to the Navy Veterans Association…you must be ready to paint-ball the entire Times building Anyway, the absolute must-read in today’s St. Petersburg Times — and a great example of why…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/13)

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Wouldn’t the St. Petersburg Times just save a lot of time and money if it could figure out a way to sick PolitiFact onto the Scientologists?  And the Navy Veterans Association, for that matter.  Can you imagine if you live in Clearwater and you are, in fact, a Scientologist and a donor to the Navy Veterans Association…you must be ready to paint-ball the entire Times building Anyway, the absolute must-read in today’s St. Petersburg Times — and a great example of why…

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The exclusive surveillance photos the St. Pete Times doesn’t want you to see

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Dressed in bright yellow shirts and armed with talking points likely provided to them by their masters on First Avenue South, the street vendors testifying against the City of St. Petersburg’s solicitation ban spoke, rather eloquently I might add, about how each one of them abided by every single law and ordinance on the books. We never step into the street in the face of a green light, many of them said. We never present an obstacle to ongoing traffic,…

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