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Meet the Rubi Girls: A sparkling bunch of guys By Jim Bucher Photo: One of Dayton’s Rubi Girls prepares for a show; photo: David D. Lumsden Las Vegas may have its showgirls and New York, The Rockettes, but Dayton is loud and proud for their very own Rubi Girls. “What?” you say. “Who are the […]

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Parenting 101 in 2014, Part 2 By Jim Bucher Wow, who woulda thunk it? Back in February, I had an epiphany for an article idea. It was over an argument with my 18-year-old daughter over lots of things, but mainly her right to drive. Right? No – last I checked driving is a privilege. The […]

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Attention deficit … wait, what was I saying? By Jim Bucher ed, chances are I have it. Heck, I made a career out of it during my on-air days as a news reporter on local TV. I’m told it’s a good sign – that we who have it are creative thinkers; our minds are always […]

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Stand by, in three … two … one … cue awards! By Jim Bucher Photo: Members of the Ponitz Career Technology Center team accepting their national first place award I don’t know about you guys out there in Dayton City Paper land, but it seems like public schools around the country sure do get their fair […]

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Starring William Christopher Stephens By Jim Bucher Photo: Dayton native William Christopher Stephens I started a list. Now, it’s not a complete list, just what I can come up from the top of my head. The list is of famous people born in Dayton – or close to Dayton, sort of like horseshoes. Let’s see, well […]

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What will you do this summer? By Jim Bucher The title of this article sounds a lot like that horror film some years back – “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Well, this column is by no means here to frighten you, but it could be if the kids are out of school for […]

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‘Bid’ hello to the Great TV Auction By Jim Bucher Going once, going twice, SOLD! Gosh, I love that kind of talk. And you’ll hear plenty of it this week during the “Great TV Auction,” airing now on ThinkTV16 and ThinkTV14, your local PBS stations. It’s a raucous, fun event to watch and offers a […]

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You ain’t seen nothin’ yet By Jim Bucher Back in your parents’ or grandparents’ day, movies were shown in ornate movie palaces. Most films were in living black and white. Then, color film made a splash. Next, television showed up in most of our homes and the movie biz took a hit. So, film studios […]

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Talk show icon returns home By Jim Bucher Photo: Groundbreaking TV talk show host Phil Donahue returns to Dayton on April 10 Once upon a time, TV talk shows were full of big name stars plugging a new movie or a best-selling author pushing a new book. They basically all looked the same. That is, until […]

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Fifteen million reasons By Jim Bucher With all the talk about the first four NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games played here at the University of Dayton Arena and bringing over $4 million to community coffers, we must not forget about a best-kept secret. It adds three times that amount to our area economy every year […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]