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Advice Goddess, 6/28/11

The Shopping Cart Before The Horse I had to talk a guy friend out of showing up on a first date with a rose and a book the woman had casually mentioned she liked. He’s a genuinely nice guy and professionally quite successful, but he repeatedly turns women off by coming on too strong too soon with […]

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News of the Weird

Giddyup! When a strain of equine herpes led to a temporary quarantine at horse farms in central Utah, the sponsors of the Davis County Mounted Posse Junior Queen contest in May had a dilemma, but instead of canceling the competition in which the cowgirls show their skills on horseback, they decided to conduct the show […]

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Debate Forum Topic, 6/21/11

Is President Obama Acting in Violation of the War Powers Act? The War Powers Act of 1973 is a federal law intended to check the power of the president in committing the U.S. to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The act came about in the aftermath of both the Korean War and […]

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News of the Weird 6/21/11

A 53-year-old man with failing eyesight and who had recently undergone intestinal surgery told Sonoma, Calif., police that on Sunday afternoon, May 1, a woman had come to his home and instructed him to drop his pants and get face-down on the bed so that she could administer an enema. He said he assumed his […]

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Law You Can Use

Traveling Abroad with Minors: From Passport Issues to Medical Issues Contributed by  the Ohio State Bar Association I am going overseas with my newborn. Does she need a passport? Yes. All U.S. citizens traveling anywhere outside the United States require passports. This requirement includes newborns and infants. What documents will I need for my child? […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/31/11

Obama’s Call for a Return to the 1967 Lines Sparks Controversy Since the establishment of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent unrest that the presence of the Jewish State of Israel has caused in the Middle East, American presidents have attempted to broker a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Many of the territorial […]

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Advice Goddess 5/31/11

When You Wish Upon A Ringo Starr I’m 25, a singer in a band, and extremely motivated to make a career out of my music. In fact, I’m moving to LA this week for that purpose. I’ve been casually dating – speedily dumping men who’ve gotten attached (not my fault, I make my intentions super-clear). […]

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News of the Weird 5/31/11

Rights of women are severely restricted in Pakistan’s tribal areas and among Muslim fundamentalists, but the rights of the country’s estimated 50,000 “transgenders” blossomed in April when the country’s Supreme Court ordered the government to accept a “third sex” designation on official documents (instead of forcing a choice of “male” or “female”). The court further […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/31/11

Bravo theatre! Great article, Brian! Both casts loaded with talent … with two such diverse themes … great theatre in Dayton. – Terry Lupp Dayton, Ohio [RE: “Onstage: May” by Brian P. Sharp, 5/3/11] Hide and seek? Please. From the iPhone perspective, I get a pop up notice every time a push notice wishes to […]

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Commentary Forum Topic: 5/24/11

Flooding shows clout of Army Corps of Engineers Every spring, somewhere in America there is a report of a tragedy resulting from the natural flooding of one of America’s many river valleys. This year the Mississippi River has reached historic high water marks and the nightly news brings the pictures of the devastation into our […]

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Don’t blame the criminal…

Is that really illegal? By Isabel Suarez I was recently charged with an infraction that I was unaware was illegal. My lawyer tells me that “ignorance of the law” is not a defense. How was I to know what is illegal? Any advice? Sincerely, Confused Dear Confused, The good news is that you are in […]

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Advice Goddess 5/24/11

Under The Cover Of Nightclub I met an amazing guy – the kind I swore didn’t exist: thoughtful, caring, and incredibly secure. He seemed to love me. We were together exactly nine months when he called and suggested we go dancing. Ten minutes after I arrived at the club, he broke up with me. He […]

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News of the Weird 5/24/11

Tonya McDowell, 33, an off-and-on homeless person in Bridgeport, Conn., was arrested in April by police in nearby Norwalk and charged with felony theft — of $15,686 worth of “services” from the city. McDowell’s crime was enrolling her 6-year-old son in Norwalk’s Brookside Elementary School when she actually “resided” (as much as a sporadically “homeless” […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/24/11

Are tax increases ever catastrophic? Are fee/school-levy/tax increases ever catastrophic, like these proposed government budget cuts that public servants currently and continually complain, cry, pout, shout and whine about? They are as soon as you cannot delay or pay them. Many of us private-sector people regret that we have not seen any or many real […]

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Debate Forum Topic: 5/17/11

Osama bin Laden Death Raises Questions about U.S. Conduct The dust is beginning to settle over the May 1 killing of Osama bin Laden by the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6. In most circles throughout the U.S. – Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal – the killing of bin Laden is viewed as a […]

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Innocent until…

How to screw up your criminal case By Isabel Suarez and Tim Carlin I was recently charged with, and found guilty of, a charge of which I am innocent. I am very upset with my attorney and feel he did not do a good job. I never felt he believed me. Can you give me […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]