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Debate Forum Topic, 8/16/11

Creationism vs. science vs. Ohio public schools After two members of the Springboro Community City School District requested school officials explore ways to integrate creationism into the schools’ curriculum, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU) quickly addressed the issue in a letter to the school board. In that letter, the ACLU reminded the […]

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Debate Forum Right, 8/16/11

Creationism or evolution or both By Kelly Kohls Board member, Springboro Community City School District At a recent school board meeting I asked the Springboro Schools curriculum director a few questions about curriculum that community members had previously asked me. The questions posed were related to teaching creationism as a supplement to evolution (current public […]

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Debate Forum Left, 8/16/11

When put to the test, the Constitution always passes By Mike Brickner Communications and public policy director, ACLU of Ohio First, the facts: efforts to replace or critique the teaching of evolution in public schools using religious beliefs are clearly unconstitutional. They have been seen as such by a plethora of state and federal courts, […]

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Advice Goddess, 8/16/11

Piece Treaty Recently, you published a letter from a married man complaining about his wife’s letting their two young children sleep in their marital bed with them. They’d gone from being a couple who didn’t have much sex to a nearly sexless one. You seemed to suggest that the guy bargain for sex from his […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 8/9/11

U.S. debt ceiling raised; financial Armageddon averted Two days after the new Congress took up business last January, the leadership of both parties was informed by Treasury Secretary Geitner that unless the U.S. debt ceiling was raised, that sometime in August the U.S. would run out of money and face default. A dire picture was […]

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Advice Goddess, 8/9/11

Hold Me, Tightwad My boyfriend moved in with me after his landlord raised his rent. He announced that he’d give me $400 a month (half of what he was paying at his place), then cut that to $350. I pay $1,250 a month for my home loan and utilities, and more for groceries, lawn care, […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/9/11

Cain, Cain, he’s our man! Who has the highest positive intensity score for 10 straight weeks? Who has the highest strongly favorable rating among the candidates? Who has the lowest strongly unfavorable rating? Herman Cain, a businessman from Georgia does! He accomplishes all of this while his name recognition is not among the highest. Why […]

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Advice Goddess, 8/2/11

Frozen Dude Section Men’s magazines always have articles telling guys to pick up women at grocery stores. I’ve actually never heard of a guy successfully asking a girl out in the vegetable aisle. The meat counter doesn’t seem all that romantic, either. What’s the deal on meeting women at the supermarket? —Cleanup In Aisle Two […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/2/11

A locavore indeed Dear Jen, I loved your article. It brought many smiles to my face as I thought of you and your adventure. What a talent for writing you have, I am sure that many others enjoyed the fruits of your labor as I did. Keep up the good work. I look forward to […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 7/19/11

Was justice served? Did she get away with murder? After six long — and at times, bizarre — weeks of testimony, Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The jury did find her guilty of a crime of lying to the police. The reaction to the jury’s verdict has been […]

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News of the Weird, 7/19/11

On May 21, Jesse Robinson either established or tied the unofficial world record for unluckiest underage drinker of all time when he was booked into the Hamilton County, Ohio, jail for underage consumption. According to booking records, Robinson’s date of birth is May 22, 1990. Government in Action! “Common sense lost its voice on this […]

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Evolution at work

The reality of cyber-symbiont terrorists By Shelly Palmer The U.S. government says they have credible intelligence that al-Qaida’s newest bombs are people with surgically implanted explosives or explosive components. This is the logical extension of the current arms race. They use metal weapons, we install metal detectors, they escalate the race by using non-metallic weapons, […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/19/11

Balance Budget Now Dear Editor, It is obvious to most Americans that our federal government needs to live within its income. After just 10 years, one may qualify for Social Security. With improved health in America, living until 85 or 90 is not uncommon. Increasing the retirement age is long past due. Balancing the budget […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 7/12/11

Ohio House votes to remove breed identification from controversial Vicious Dog Law On June 28, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 14, eliminating the statewide designation of Pit Bulls as vicious animals in favor of punishing aggressive or dangerous dogs “by deed, not breed.” Since 1987, Ohio has had comprehensive legislation regarding vicious or […]

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Debate Forum Right, 7/12/11

Ohio’s Pit Bulls; no longer vicious? by Rana Odeh Toledo has wasted time and resources, making the city less safe, by taking the breed specifications toward Pit Bulls out of the vicious dog definition, instead of focusing its energy on much more important socio-economic issues such as unemployment. Beside the fact that there are many […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/12/11

Research much? Dear Editor, The Tea Party tends to educate and learn and not just react to a headline. This has been on the books in Dayton for years. Except that the law used the word “verbal,” as in if you verbally asked for money, you needed a permit. This only amended the law to […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]