Archive | July, 2012

Debate Center, 7/31

NCAA Hands Down Tough Punishment to Penn State Football Last week, the NCAA handed down their punishment against Penn State University’s men’s football program for the cover-up at the highest levels in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. The penalties handed down include a $60 million fine, a ban from appearing in postseason games for […]

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Debate Left, 7/31

Explaining the Inexplicable By Jolene Pohl There is only one way to prevent future Penn State incidents and that is to create a system of transparency. The psychological explanations for why the university board did not take stronger action to stop Sandusky are quite simple. The bystander effect kicked in, which means when faced with […]

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Debate Right, 7/31

Socialization of Punishment Harms Penn State Students by Mark Luedtke The actions government agents, the Penn State regents and the NCAA have taken against Penn State students in the wake of revelations about Jerry Sandusky’s serial assault of young boys is deplorable. From the moment Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly decided to call a press […]

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Try, Try Again

Not So Fast By A.J. Wagner Two weeks ago, Toneisha Gunnell was released from prison after six years of captivity for the murder of a Good Samaritan. John Deselem attempted to stop a getaway car after witnessing a shoplifting incident at a Macy’s in Springfield. Gunnell, one of the shoplifters, had jumped into the car […]

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Dayton’s Two Wheel Tour

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Second Annual Tour de Dayton Rolls On By Jennifer Hanauer You want to be out and enjoying these glorious summer days, and you want to do something different and you want to take some of the energy off the top of these kids on summer break before you break through your patience threshold. Whatever shall […]

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Room Service

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Omaha’s Drake’s Hotel Hits Blind Bob’s By W.C. Ruffnel Some motherfuckers got drums. Some got a wife and a drum machine. This is true for Chris Y. of Drake’s Hotel, a band that is composed of his wife, Amy Drake, and some machines that create the rhythmic backbone to their shoe-gayz tunes & tune drops.  […]

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Miss Maha and the CIty

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GermanFest Picnic, FilmDayton Festival and more August events By Maha Kashani Summer is in full swing and, personally, I’m having the time of my life! July was full of amazing food, fun and adventure with the chance to hang loose during Call of the Tropics, to try Ride the River kayak rentals, to be electrified […]

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Bring out the beer!

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Great American Beer Tasting at Fifth Third Field By Kevin J. Gray Is there any better pairing than beer and baseball? What about sampling a variety of domestic and imported beers at Fifth Third Field? Heidelberg Distributing Company and the Dayton Dragons are proud to host the fifth annual Great American Beer Tasting on Saturday, […]

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TWC On Demand: A sad and intimate dance

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With “Take This Waltz”, Sarah Polley focuses again on a woman on the verge Rating: R Grade: B By T.T. Stern-Enzi A slow week at area theaters will send you scurrying to all corners for any fleeting sign of life and when you wish for more than just the promise of an escape from the […]

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Therapeutic Jazz

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Dave Koz delivers his elixir at Fraze By Alan Sculley Perhaps more than ever, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz sees his concerts – and the entertainment they provide – as playing a vital role in the larger lives of his audience. Like most people in the music industry, he has watched the concert industry struggle recently […]

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Summer Polka

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Polish Summer Fest proves Dayton’s diversity By Rusty Pate Our modern world rarely leaves much time to reflect on our roots. The day-to-day grind of work and family commitments don’t give us a chance to reflect on where we’ve come from. Immigrant communities once banded together in the brave new world of America and attempted […]

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God Bless Us…

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Ohio bands deliver badass tunes for everyone! By Tim Anderl When the editors at Dayton City Paper requested that I review some albums for this issue, inclusion of my input was contingent on including a review of a release by an Ohio band.  “Bah humbug,” I thought.  Why would this squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, […]

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L is for Loire

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Appreciating Loire’s Valley Wine Region By Mike Rosenberg The Loire (pronounced luh-WAHR) Valley wine region is a long, skinny stretch of land that lies along the river of the same name in France. Some of the first evidence of winemaking in France dates to the first century A.D. in the evidence of vines planted by […]

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Gun control talk is cheap. A sane mental health system is not.

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Guess Which Policy Prescription We Hear After Shooting Sprees? By Ted Rall It is, unfortunately, necessary to state the obvious after America’s latest mass shooting in Colorado. Like: we don’t know why James Holmes, the 24-year-old suspect, shot up that movie theater. We don’t know his mental state. Given the legal presumption of innocence, we […]

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Debate Center, 7/24

In recent years, in a number of states, Republican lawmakers have been pushing legislation that requires voters to present a photo ID or other proof of residency in order to receive a ballot and to be allowed to vote in an election. The lawmakers pushing for the change in legislation argue that the proof of […]

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Debate Left, 7/24

Voter ID Laws suppress oppressed voices By Rana Odeh The Brennan Center’s “Policy Brief on the Truth About ‘Voter Fraud’” challenges the ever-increasing claims of voter fraud in the U.S. and highlights that the closely analyzed 2004 election in Ohio revealed a voter fraud rate of 0.00004 percent. National Weather Service data shows that Americans […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman […]

Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across […]

Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. […]

On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he […]

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British […]