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We Wear The Mask

The Short Life of Paul Laurence Dunbar By Tim Walker   “We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, – This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.” From “We Wear the Mask”, by Paul Laurence […]

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Echoes of war

Documentary featuring UD Law professor honored by Library of Congress By Tim Walker Echoes of War is a documentary which chronicles University of Dayton law professor and Vietnam War veteran Tom Hagel’s return to Vietnam with his brother, Chuck, a former U.S. Senator from Nebraska. The film was recently honored by becoming one of the […]

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NASA to Dayton: Over and out

The Space Shuttle Enterprise.

The real story about Dayton and NASA’s shuttle decision By Tim Walker Hello, NASA? This is Dayton. Do you copy? We deserve a space shuttle. We have a place for it. We’ve earned it, and we want it. Over. Of course, it’s been a familiar tale up to this point, and one with an all-too-common […]

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A novel idea

The NaNoWriMo kickoff event for 2011

NaNoWriMo: Inspiring the aspiring novelists in the Miami Valley By Tim Walker It should come as no surprise that novelists, like other writers, can be a bit … well, eccentric. They sit, after all, for hour upon hour, struggling to fill empty notebooks and blank computer screens with the thousands of words necessary to advance […]

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When enough is enough

The exterior of Hammerjax, located at 111 E. Fourth Street in downtown Dayton.

The Dayton Police Department is making downtown safety a priority with their Bar Safe program By Tim Walker You’re in downtown Dayton. It’s after dark. And you’re safe. To reiterate, you are in no particular danger if you choose to go out in Dayton, Ohio after the sun goes down. You, the consumer — whether […]

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11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival

Put a little salsa in your step as you head out to this downtown Dayton festival By Tim Walker Holy cow – jalapenos are hot, hot, hot! Or should I have used the word “picante”? If there’s one thing the 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival is offering that appeals to me, it’s the food; and […]

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A taste test in Troy

The Taste of Troy draws foodies from all over the Miami Valley By Tim Walker Who doesn’t love to eat? Whether trying out a new restaurant with some friends, dining in with loved ones, or just firing up some burgers and dogs on the grill, these long summer days in the Miami Valley offer a […]

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Back to our roots music

The AACW Gospel, Blues and Jazz Festival in Yellow Springs By Tim Walker Family traditions, memories and feelings are deeply rooted in our small Ohio communities, and the village of Yellow Springs is no different than any other. Family members pass on memories, opinions and interests handed down from the older generations to the younger, […]

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A July to experience

The Yellow Springs Experience takes charge By Tim Walker Are you experienced? Hendrix’s late-‘60s psychedelia notwithstanding, the question will definitely be answered in the affirmative by anyone who immerses himself in the upcoming Yellow Springs Experience, a three-day event taking place the weekend of July 15, 16 and 17 at various locations in the village […]

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Working like a dog

A look at the importance of Miami Valley’s working animals By Tim Walker You hear it on every street corner these days – business in the Dayton area is down and the economy has really gone to the dogs. For some people, however, business in Dayton has always been about the dogs. There are a […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or […]

Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a […]

The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event […]

Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on […]

Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too […]

News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 […]