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In Town for Dancing with the Stars, Baltimore News Anchor Gives Canters High Marks

Kelly Swoope (pictured), a 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news anchor at ABC affiliate WMAR-TV in Baltimore, is safely back from LA. But not for long. She will be flying out again soon to continue her on-site coverage of “Charm City” Dancing with the Stars contestants Jacoby Jones and Dorothy Hamill.

Swoope has posted a funny little summary of her first trip to the City of Angels. It’s a write-up that will have the proprietors of a certain Fairfax Ave. establishment smiling:

Los Angeles is a very interesting city. There is a lot wealth, fancy cars, nice clothing and bad plastic surgery. However there are a lot of normal, working class people too.

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MSNBC.com Acquires Hyperlocal Site|FT Plans For Micropayments|Gourmet Launches Foodie TV Show|Kurtz Poo-poos Rather’s Presidential Commission Idea

WebNewser: MSNBC.com has acquired hyperlocal Web site EveryBlock which provides news and information “down to the neighborhood level” in 15 cities.

New York Times: The Financial Times is relishing its pay-for-content model, now launching a plan to accept micropayments for individual articles as an alternative for readers who don’t want to pay for a whole subscription.

Mediaweek: Starting this fall, Gourmet magazine is adding another new foodie television show to the schedule. The public television show, “Adventures with Ruth,” will be hosted by Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl and will debut October 17.

Washington Post: Howard Kurtz says Dan Rather is wrong: a presidential commission is not necessary to save the media. “I’d rather avoid the political bloviating that would permeate any conference orchestrated by the White House,” Kurtz said. “Journalists got themselves into this mess by clinging to the past as technology threatened to pass them by. They’ll have to get themselves out of it without any assistance from the Oval Office.”

Video: Jeff Rivera, a GalleyCat and Huffington Post contributor, interviewed “Dancing With The Stars” pro Karina Smirnoff about her new Broadway ballroom dance show and her new New York City digs.