Oct 6, 2014

Leslie Stahl and Her Hunk'in Chunks

English: American television news program 60 M...
English: American television news program 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl during visit to the People's Market in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 18, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Semi Precious Stones Taken at a craft shop in ...
Semi Precious Stones Taken at a craft shop in Mingora, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Lapis lazuli is a relatively rare, se...
English: Lapis lazuli is a relatively rare, semi-precious stone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Seriously, the Ronnie Republic Blog pages are burning up again--as usual--with people searching for information about Leslie Stahl and her big, beautiful hunk'in chunks of color.

Her stunning earrings--an unending study of semi-precious and precious gems of bold cut and color steal the show every time.

They are irresistible--forget the story--all anyone can see is Leslie and her take on style.

She really out did herself last evening as she reported on the outrageous price of cancer drugs slamming the unexpecting patient with not one surprise, but two--the dreaded diagnosis of cancer and the second blow--if you want any chance of surviving prepare to go broke over the cost of the drugs necessary to take on the task.

Leslie stays very cute and trim--her fashion choices often show off her slim figure and her stealth professional attire only accentuates her well-honed interview skills.

Leslie--you're my idol........

Sometimes I just wish the show would be about you......I would like to hear about your life and the trials and tribulations of your career.  You are a role model for all women but particularly for women advanced in their career......you are doing a good job.

Thanks, Leslie, for inspiring women of all ages and thank you for inspiring me to make jewelry, too.

Well done.......cl

Curtis and Kuby--Kissing the Dogs

From the ronnie republic radio round-up.....

Curtis and Kuby talking today about kissing dogs.......yes, I love kissing my baby, too.

Here's my Ronnie, now:

Ronnie just loves a big kiss.

City Life Cafe Downtown Wichita......It's a Good Thing

Good food at reasonable prices in Downtown Wichita.

Have to say it........

The City Life Cafe in Downtown Wichita......not only to they have good food for a very reasonable price but their hospitality is the bomb.

Yes, they were very nice to me........walking around in the cold weather waiting for my tires to be replaced at my beloved Firestone on Main St........just dying for a nice hot cup of coffee--but who will let me in.

Yes, it was not just me but also my trusty companion, Ronnie--the red-brindle pit bull mix.

Maybe just ask...could we come in for a cup of coffee......as they had just opened and very few people were in there the proprietor said yes....no, we sat at the edge not to have the doggie in question sprawled out in the middle of the dining room floor.

Recommending the cheese quesidilla with sour cream and salsa--cooked to perfection with tater tots to die for served perfectly by Tyler--friendly yet not overbearing with the knack of always being there just at the right time.

Good service and good food, and possibly the best cup of coffee ever with cream and sugar expertly prepared by Zee.

These young men made me and Ronnie feel so welcome on a cold day....and the coffee came in at the very reasonable price of 1.29.

Thanks City Life Cafe, Zee and Tyler, in the Petroleum building in Downtown Wichita for welcoming us with that lovely cup of coffee and friendly hospitality.

We really appreciated your cafe.....can't wait to go there again.

Well done.

City Life Cafe
217 S. Broadway
Wichita, Kansas

here is a link to their Facebook page:


Ronnie just loves City Life Cafe

Spotlight on Lynda Martin: Looking for Lynda as Part of Merrill's KOGO 600 Radio Morning Drive

From the ronnie republic radio round-up.......

Always enjoying Lynda Martin as part of Chris Merrill's KOGO 

600 AM radio morning drive......the gang seems to get along well 

and they all offer a different take on the daily morning news.....

copied from San Diego Magazine:

Spotlight on Women: Lynda Martin

Morning Anchor at San Diego 6, KOGO News Radio

Lynda Martin

Lynda Martin

What is your background? I was born in London and grew up in the U.S. While I was a student at New House School of Communication at Syracuse University, I received a phone call from my mother informing me our money was gone (that’s another story) and I would have to drop out of school. I was not willing to quit, so I had to find a way. I got three jobs, made copies from books I borrowed, and was homeless. I chose to make it and not fail.
What did you do after college? I wanted to be a network star, so I set out to find a job with a TV station. I was in Worcester, Mass., at the time. No one would hire me after struggling to put myself through college. I was 22, and I walked into a station wearing a red power suit and my hair up in a bun and said I would work for free. They let me work, and eventually I got paid a bit and then got the midnight to 6 a.m. DJ position. Then I got to try out for a TV station working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the same time working my midnight job. That lasted for about three weeks until I got hired at the station, and shortly thereafter the anchor job opened and I was able to move into that position.
Was that a good move for you? It was at the time, but then I lost the job and was replaced by a man. So I went to another station, where I was hired immediately and never missed a paycheck.
How did you get to San Diego? In 1999 I came here to start Fox, which at the time was Fox 6 XETV. I have been a TV news anchor/reporter for 13 years and have five Emmy nominations. Three years later I moved on to anchor KSWB five nights a week, until 2005 when that news department shut down. I am still a vacation relief anchor at Fox 6 in addition to my morning anchor job.
Where did you get your drive and determination? I had a fourth-grade teacher who convinced me that I was bright and could do anything I set out to do.
How have others benefited from your leadership? By sharing with others I come in contact with at radio/TV/speaking engagements. I find that my story is an inspiration to others and they learn from my struggles.
How do you give back? I have a brother with autism, so I am very committed to Special Olympics and also to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I have run two marathons and am now a long-distance runner and just did the Low Tide Ride & Stride to benefit Wounded Warriors.
Whom do you most admire? I once interviewed a Holocaust survivor from La Mesa by the name of Eve Gerstle. She is now 98 years old, and I was so impressed with her that I still visit her about once a month. I won my fifth Emmy nomination for that story.
What are your goals for the future? Take my skills to inform and educate others. I have a strong commitment to raising my two sons.
What is your advice to others? Never forget where you come from. You don’t know what is next.