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On Your Marc: 8/22

The Siri streak A class act in class A By Marc Katz I can’t seem to get out of my head what happened to Jose Siri recently, when he was working on a Midwest League-record 39-game hitting streak. This was not at all in my mind what happened to Pete Rose when he was stifled […]

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How we got here today By Marc Katz Here’s how I envisioned retirement: get up from bed in the morning, move to the living room couch, and begin reading from a stack of newspapers, books and magazines. Unlike Sarah Palin, I know what I’m reading: The New York Times, Vanity Fair magazine, GQ and Esquire. […]

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Debate Forum: 8/15

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 Titillating conversations Should public female nudity be legal? Artwork: Jed Helmers By Sarah Sidlow Does anyone remember  Chelsea Handler posing topless on a horse in an imitation of a photo of Vladimir Putin? Instagram does, probably. Twitter probably also remembers all of the nude Chelsea Handler photos they had to remove because of its policy […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/15

Online sextortion It’s not just for kids any more By Mark Luedtke We’ve all heard the horror stories about kids sexting each other. Dr. Jill Murray told ABC News, “I have two girls who have made suicide attempts and several had to switch schools because of sexting… I don’t know any 16-year-old boy who’s going […]

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On Your Marc: 8/15

Bad Behavior Problematic sex errors in the field By Marc Katz Usually, when the subject of sex comes up in sports—or politics—it’s not a happy story. There have been some incredible moments, and I’m not talking about sexual violence. That’s in a category of its own for bad behavior. I’m talking about what appears to […]

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On The Beat: 8/15

Nipples, nipples everywhere What’s the point? By Jim Bucher Why is everyone worked up about nipples? We all have them, right? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, just check out our front cover. That’s a lot of nipples! So, Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines a nipple as “the protuberance of a mammary gland […]

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On Your Marc: 8/8

Quite the ride Sara Dallman bike-packs through it all By Marc Katz Once, Sara Dallman broke her finger while in a bike-packing race. She also once pulled a hamstring and could barely pedal, and once a downpour created mud so sticky, it clogged up her wheels and brakes and she had to carry her bike, […]

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Debate Forum: 8/8

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Blowing smoke Will raising the smoking age to 21 make a difference? By Sarah Sidlow Let’s play a numbers game: In 2015, about 15 out of every 100 U.S. adults (ages 18 and over) reported smoking cigarettes on a regular basis—that’s an estimated 36.5 million adults. Every year, cigarette smoking is the cause of more […]

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On The Beat: 8/8

OTB, after TV – the journey continues Becoming a master of epic transitions By Jim Bucher I could see the writing on the wall or rather TV screen back in late 2012. My television news station boss left for greener pastures and my news director was unceremoniously let go. They were both big supporters of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/8

The Great American Eclipse Hint: It’s not in the sky By Mark Luedtke I see a lot of news stories about the Great American Eclipse coming Aug. 21. The path of totality stretches across the 48 contiguous states. This is big news because the last similar eclipse occurred in 1918. But a far bigger story […]

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On The Beat: 8/1

What ya doin’ this summer? On the Beat readers check in By Jim Bucher It’s that time again to find out what y’all (Dayton-speak) have been doing with your time over the summer. And like our diverse readership here at Dayton City Paper, the things occupying your time is all over the map. But before […]

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On Your Marc: 8/1

Cheese and OJ Dodging ’cycles, risking life for a bite to eat By Marc Katz I’m not going to cry because the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is moving. I mean, in my youth, I always looked forward to going to the Ohio State Fair, which featured the famous Butter Cow. By the time I arrived in […]

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Debate Forum: 8/1

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Of bits and Big Brother What’s the deal with net neutrality? Artwork: Steve Sack By Sarah Sidlow Thing to know: net neutrality. You may remember this from a few years ago, when President Obama formally submitted his support for it. Or recently, when President Trump’s FCC chairman suggested, instead, to take a weed whacker to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/1

Made in the USA Blame US hackers for increase in internet trolls By Mark Luedtke The internet is a cesspool. Every day we read another hacking story thanks to the U.S. spy agencies and their allies undermining security all across the network. We’re also bombarded daily with stories of Russian hackers. They’re one of our […]

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Debate Forum: 7/25

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The H-word Is health care a right, privilege, curse word? By Sarah Sidlow Did you ever have a parent, teacher, or mentor tell you, “It’s not a right, it’s a privilege”? Was it about recess? A driver’s license? What about your health care? There’s been a lot of kerfuffle about the H-word these days. But […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/25

War on us US rulers protect terrorists, prey on us By Mark Luedtke There is no war on drugs, only a war on some drugs determined by who benefits. If Big Pharma makes billions of dollars by addicting people to opioids and much of that money lines the pockets of politicians and bureaucrats, they’re allowed […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]