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Commentary Forum: 10/10

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Sex sells Did Hugh Hefner affect American society? If so, how? By Sarah Sidlow The first issue of Playboy, published in 1953, contained no date. That was just in case it wasn’t successful enough for a second issue. Twenty years later, his business would be an empire including a string of TV shows, a jazz […]

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On Your Marc: 10/10

The big lie Lots of basketball coaches lie, but not like Don Donoher By Marc Katz They lie and say they never cheated to get a player. They lie and tell the world how great they are. Donoher tells you he lasted 25 years at UD and won 437 games because 7-foot center Hank Finkel […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 10/3

Secession So much for democracy By Mark Luedtke Secession has been the rage for the last few decades. It flourished after the fall of the Soviet Union then Yugoslavia, but everywhere in the world people continue to demand independence from large, unaccountable governments. Tibetans, Scots, Venetians, and others are following the path most famously blazed […]

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On Your Marc: 10/3

Winning causes The things that matter By Marc Katz Wright State’s men’s basketball team opened practice this week, and second-year coach Scott Nagy knows his longevity on campus is tied to the number of games he wins, not the number of scholars he graduates, or the number of good causes he promotes. He also knows […]

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On The Beat: 10/3

This and that Things around the valley By Jim Bucher It’s time for semi-regularly ‘This and That’ column on things happening around town. First, a sad yet happy day for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. An auction of surplus items went on sale and it was a potpourri of stuff. As you know the new Montgomery […]

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Debate Center: 10/3

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Title IX 101 How should schools handle sexual assault cases? Artwork: caglecartoons.com By Sarah Sidlow Education Secretary  Betsy Devos has been busy. Last month, her department announced that it would be calling a mulligan on an Obama-era policy regarding sexual assault on college campuses. Quick refresher: Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 […]

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On Your Marc: 9/26

Holding down the fort Hurricanes can’t even scare away true sports fans  By Marc Katz Ralph’s electricity went off at 5:32 p.m., a couple hours before Ohio State was hosting Oklahoma, and if you know anything about Ralph, you know he wanted to see that game. Ralph is 81-year-old Ralph Morrow, a former executive sports […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/26

Trump lost Hail to the generals By Mark Luedtke More and more, we’re seeing developments in the marketplace that are not driven by market forces. We see it with the internet of things (IoT) and electric cars. Now it’s self-driving cars. Nearly every day brings a new story about self-driving cars. Two years ago nobody […]

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On The Beat: 9/26

How long is too long? The practice of patience By Jim Bucher The Bible talks about the patience of Job. To have the patience of Job means that you have a LOT of patience, and you are very understanding and giving. Well, I’m two out of three; guess which one I’m not? It all goes […]

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Debate Center: 9/26

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Life is but a DREAM By Sarah Sidlow DACA—you may have heard that recently. It stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It’s an Obama-era plan that answers the question, what should we do with undocumented migrants who come to the United States as children? DACA grants those who qualify temporary protection from deportation. It […]

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On The Beat: 9/19

Birthday freebies Everyone deserves some free stuff By Jim Bucher Why does it seem when you were a kid that birthdays were a big deal? Parties with your friends, games, pop and cake, plus money and cards from relatives. Ah, those were the days… Now I, personally, don’t know if it’s because I don’t want […]

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On Your Marc: 9/19

Heads held high A loss is a win By Marc Katz Bat bags and used bats, some of them cracked, some of them still useful, littered the floor and corners of the Fifth Third Field home clubhouse. A cardboard box held worn cleats and sweat-stained caps. Some jerseys hung on wire hangers in otherwise empty […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/19

Trump lost Hail to the generals By Mark Luedtke I keep waiting for President Trump, one day on camera, to pull off a Mission: Impossible-style mask and reveal himself as Hillary Clinton. As soon as then-candidate Trump won the election, deep state rulers initiated a coup. Wikipedia describes the deep state: “Although the state within […]

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On Your Marc: 9/12

More than a game Former Dayton Dragons manager Alonzo Powell avoids Hurricane Harvey By Marc Katz That pitcher, Alonzo Powell was saying, “doesn’t really care if you have a situation. He wants to get you out.” The “situation” is in Houston, where Powell works as an assistant hitting coach for the Astros, the best team […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 9/12

A tale of two cameras Pay up and get beat down By Mark Luedtke Few issues have generated as much anger as red-light and speed cameras. Dayton’s rulers shut down red-light cameras at the end of 2015 to comply with state law, and they’ve been shut down ever since. It’s funny how current articles about […]

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Debate Forum: 9/12

Don’t call it a comeback Dayton green-lights the traffic camera revival By Sarah Sidlow Everyone loves a good comeback story: Michael Jordan’s heralded return to the NBA, Aerosmith’s late ’80s Permanent Vacation re-debut, City of Dayton’s traffic camera reboot… Well, maybe not that last one. In July, the City of Dayton announced it would re-introduce […]

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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]