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Debate Forum 12/1/15

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Need a light? Should the government ban smoking in public housing? By Tim Walker Cigarette smoking, it might be said, is a dying habit. The percentage of American adults who smoke has now reached an all-time low, according to a study released last year by the Centers for Disease Control. The percentage of adults over […]

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Debate Forum 11/24/15

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Personal foul? Fantasy sports flagged in New York By Sarah Sidlow Recently, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “time out” to fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel, sending them cease-and-desist notices on the grounds that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in his state. While gambling (read: casinos) has long been regulated in the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/23

City of zombies Government subsidizes failed businesses causing stagnation and decay Mark Luedtke It saddened me to see Beckett Paper Mill in Hamilton recently burned down. Beckett Paper was a powerhouse manufacturing company when I was a kid. My great uncle worked there his whole life. I had an unlimited supply of paper to write […]

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On The Beat 11/24

Light(s) up your holidays There’s nothing better to get my Christmas spirit burning bright than a couple of annual “Happy Holidays” lighting events. First, it’s the annual downtown tradition celebrated by generations, the Dayton Holiday Festival, kicking off with the Grande Illumination. For those living under a rock this Friday, it all kicks off with […]

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Debate Forum 11/17/15

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Does Alma Matter? Should the University of Missouri’s president have resigned? By Tim Walker   In a move which calls to mind the 1960s and the days of civil rights unrest, anti-war protests and student activism, students attending the University of Missouri were recently successful in their demands that University of Missouri System President Tim […]

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The Docket

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Amanda Dee When the chips are right At a nearby food factory, the officer on scene was “watching the prize being a dumpster full of expired product.” The officer reported, “People will destroy [the] fencing to get to these chips.” The officer told another officer to be on the […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/17

To revolt or not to revolt Republican rulers needn’t fear an insurrection By Mark Luedtke I need more popcorn. The petty spats between moderators of the mainstream media—all Democrats—and Republican candidates during debates are hilarious. It’s as if they don’t all agree on outrageous spending, taxes, welfare and warfare, but they do. The differences between […]

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On The Beat 11/17

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Yes, Jimmy. There is a Santa Claus. By Jim Bucher Photo: Doc Claus has played Santa in the Dayton area for 50 years   OK, we all know Santa is real, and for you naysayers out there, well, bah humbug. But I’ve always wondered how he can be in so many places at the same […]

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Debate Forum 11/10/15

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Readin’, writin’, really? Do police officers belong in schools? By Tim Walker “When I was young,” an old man once wrote in the Dayton City Paper, “there weren’t any policemen in school. You got out of line, they dragged you to the principal’s office and paddled your little ass.” Times change, however. …Or do they? […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 11/10/15

Comet theory crashes By Mark Luedtke It’s hard to imagine how scientists can be as wrong as they were about Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P) and still be considered experts. The Rosetta mission to the comet was a brilliant engineering success, but the science was an equally dismal failure. Scientists were wrong about everything. The best measure […]

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On the Beat 11/10/15

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Dayton video is music to my ears By Jim Bucher Photo: “Dayton Music Video” premieres Nov. 17 at Top of the Market   From idea to reality. This story is one I love to write about. You see, an idea sparked imagination, creativity, team work … and it promotes the city and region I and […]

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The Docket 11/10/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger but…  A man left his wallet on the kitchen table before he went to bed with his girlfriend, who lived with him. The next morning, his girlfriend and his money had left him. The man called his girlfriend to confront […]

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On The Beat 11/03/15

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Memories of the Dayton Peace Accords By Jim Bucher Where were you 20 years ago on Nov. 21? Many here in Dayton and the Miami Valley knew what was happening out at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, yet lots of folks did not. It was a monumental occasion for the warring factions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. […]

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The Docket 11/03/15

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee When you gotta go, you gotta go A customer in his 20s went to a retail store and was browsing and trying on clothes. It wasn’t his first time visiting the place. One victim, an employee, was waiting on the perp as he “tried on clothes” when […]

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Debate Forum 11/03/15

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Sticks and stones… By Tim Walker Immigration, legal and otherwise, is a hot-button issue in politics these days. With inflammatory rhetoric coming from both sides, the influx of non-native persons to the United States—and the effectiveness of immigration policies designed to deal with them—have become major issues in the current presidential campaign. Early in their […]

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Conspiracy Theorist 11/03/15

War by any other name… Mark Luedtke President Obama has a problem. The Commander and Chief of Lies can’t explain why a U.S. soldier died in a combat mission in Iraq since he claims there are no U.S. combat troops fighting in Iraq. His concern is not for the unnecessary tragedy caused by him starting […]

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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, […]