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Commentary Forum 05/20

Over the limit? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA is an interesting and distinctive beer. First of all, the brewing process requires a tremendous amount of hops to make it. It’s not produced in large amounts, and it allegedly ages well, like wine. This beer is also 20 percent alcohol, […]

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On the beat

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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On the beat

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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Commentary Forum: 05/13

Forum Center: The smartphone may be the new home By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Jed Helmers An old saying tells us a person’s home is his or her castle. A 21st century version of that saying might become something like this: a person’s home, and smartphone, are his or her castles. It all depends on what ruling […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

The U.S. disease-care system By Mark Luedtke People frequently claim the U.S. has the best health care system in the world, but the data says otherwise. According to United Press International, “Switzerland leads a study of 34 nations for life expectancy at 82.8 years, followed by Japan at 82.7, Italy at 82.7, Spain at 82.7 […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Big victory against the police state in dayton By Mark Luedtke Daytonians dodged a bullet. The people of the Los Angeles suburb of Compton learned in late April they had been secretly monitored by air surveillance. The Los Angeles Times reported: “For nine days in early 2012, a small Cessna plane recorded low-resolution images of […]

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On the beat

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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Debate Forum: 05/06

Forum Center: States’ drug abuse? By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Bruce Plante It takes an average of 12 years for a drug to make it from a laboratory to your medicine cabinet. Yet, it took states like Ohio and Oklahoma less than a year to come up with a new drug cocktail for the purpose of executing […]

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Commentary forum: 4/29

Debate Center: City tax may be permanent, at least until it changes again By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter The year 1984 was a big one in Dayton. The city was recovering after a big recession swept the land. People in town were introduced to Madonna. Consumers could finally get one of Apple’s personal computers. The […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Last chance for a tax revolt  By Mark Luedtke There’s a long, patriotic history of tax revolts in America. The Boston Tea Party is the most famous. The Whiskey Rebellion occurred during George Washington’s presidency after big whiskey producers in the east conspired with Alexander Hamilton to tax the whiskey produced by small farmers in […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]