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Welcome to Dayton?

What the Welcome Dayton plan contains — and what it doesn’t By Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell I recently watched the movie Gangs of New York and was struck by how the film’s message could not be more relevant to modern times — close-minded, paranoid views on immigration will ultimately result in disaster. The Dayton City […]

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Free Speech Letters, 11/1/11

Correction In October 18’s League of Women Voters Voters Guide, there was a mistake on the bio for a candidate for Beavercreek Township Trustee, Bob Stone. The bio should have read: Bio:  BHS Class of ‘67, Vietnam Veteran awarded Bronze Star, Married 38 years to Margaret.  60 year resident of Beavercreek, serving on: Board of […]

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Advice Goddess, 10/25/11

Whiff The Wrong Man I admire that you often add research to your columns, so I thought I’d ask you about an article I read on birth control pills. Apparently, taking the pill can cause the “wrong” man to smell good to you — a man you might not be into once you’re off the […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 10/18/11

The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki Anwar al-Awlaki, born April 22, 1971, was an American-born Yemeni-American imam who, according to U.S. government officials, was a senior recruiter, motivator and operations planner for the Islamist militant group al-Qaida. His sermons are alleged to have helped motivate at least three attacks inside the U.S. He was the first […]

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Free Speech Letters, 10/18/11

Where’s Illinois? I greatly enjoyed the forum from Oct. 4 but found it amazing that neither side mentioned Illinois. As I write, the Democrats are working on a plan to, through redistricting, eliminate six, seven or perhaps even eight Republican-held districts. For the record, both Ohio and Illinois are wrong. As an Independent, I want […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 10/11/11

Occupy Wall Street: Is there a coherent message? On Wednesday, Oct. 5, protestors in Dayton sympathetically gathered to express their dissenting opinions about the conduct of the U.S. banking industry. What began as a grassroots protest against excesses on Wall Street three weeks ago has grown to a nationwide movement with solidarity rallies being held […]

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Free Speech Letters, 10/11/11

GBV: ‘Til death I never had a chance to see GBV live, but I have most of their albums and have been listening to GBV almost exclusively since I first learned about them in 2000. Pollard is a genius, pure and simple, and the musicians he works with are the best. I have already told […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 10/4/11

Ohio’s new legislative map sparks cries for changing the process Once every 10 years following the completion of the U.S. census, the state of Ohio is required to redraw the congressional and state legislative districts to reflect the changes in population. The decisions on where those legislative lines are drawn can determine which political party […]

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Advice Goddess, 10/4/11

Helen Of Toy My wife of three years complains that I’m not romantic anymore. In the beginning, I did romantic stuff all the time. I still love her very much, but I guess I’m subconsciously reacting to the fact that I’ve nabbed her forever. (There’s definitely something to be said about “the thrill of the […]

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I’m Antioch. Yes, I’m the real Antioch.

How two institutions with historic ties (and the same name) still confuse the crap out of us… By Caroline Shannon-Karasik and Tim Walker   Antioch. What comes to mind when you hear that word? For some, it’s the Antioch Shrine Center in downtown Dayton on East First Street. For most, it’s the famed Antioch College […]

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The Docket: 08/04

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee I said, ‘excuse me’ A man called in on […]

Art, it’s ALIVE!

A studio visit with Megan Smallwood By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Megan Smallwood, Griffin   My first and only physical encounter with […]

Sparks fly

Snapshot of community illuminated at DVAC open members’ show By Susan Byrnes Photo:Zach Steele, Wympee; photo: Patrick Mauk Everyone is […]

Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in […]

Advice Goddess: 08/04

By Amy Alkon   Requiem For A Scream I’m a 28-year-old woman in a relationship with a really great guy. […]

Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]