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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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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]