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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/6

Spies and lies Obama surveilled Trump By Mark Luedtke Rulers of both parties hate it when President Trump tweets. Every time he tweets, he exposes seedy truths at the core of government, secrets other rulers have long protected. Every time he does it, critics howl. But every time, he’s proven right. Every tweet erodes government’s […]

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On Your Marc: 5/30

A perfect 10 Diver Greg Louganis wins gold at 1994 Olympics, comes out a year later By Marc Katz Greg Louganis climbed up the ladder to the 15-meter platform at the 1987 Pan-American Games in Indianapolis, and I was skeptical. Because the games were so logistically close, the Dayton Daily News decided to send a […]

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On The Beat: 5/30

‘A prescription for change’ Equitas Health’s mission continues By Jim Bucher If you grew up in the ’80s, then you remember the AIDS epidemic. There was so much confusion, uneducated knee-jerk reactions, and suffering—bottom line, it was predominantly killing tens of thousands of gay men. Something I’ll never forget. With all the wild rumors, government […]

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Debate Forum: 5/30

Pro-noun When gender meets grammar Artwork by Paul Berge By Sarah Sidlow Like most of you, I’m pretty religious about following the changes made to the AP Stylebook—you know, the bible for all things punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. Just me? Oh. Well, for copy editors and nerds of all stripes, changes to AP Style are […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/30

United we stand LGBTs and non-LGBT Christians should overcome political differences to take down government By Mark Luedtke On issue after issue, LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders) and non-LGBT Christians seem to disagree. The most obvious issue is gay marriage. When the Supreme Court recently barred states from banning gay marriage, Christian activists decried the […]

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On Your Marc: 5/23

Still in the game Former Dragon David Espinosa now scouts for the Independent League By Marc Katz   David Espinosa was back at Fifth Third Field recently. Yes, that David Espinosa, who arrived in Dayton as a 19-year-old first-round draft pick, already with a major league contract and said to have the playing skills to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/23

Kill switch NSA uses cyberhacking to spy on Americans By Mark Luedtke I don’t understand why people care so little about the government spying on them. If the government put a spy in every house and business to monitor activities all day, every day, people would care. The spy would record every phone conversation and […]

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On The Beat: 5/23

Cool summer in the city Victoria Theatre ushers in hot weather with Cool Films Series By Jim Bucher   It’s always a sure sign of summer when the Victoria Theatre Association announces the Summer Cool Films Series. Yep, pretty cool films that are damn hot! Pardon the expletive, but damn, they are. Oops, damn it, […]

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Commentary Forum: 5/23

Illustration by Jed Helmers Prisoners and pacifiers Some women care for their babies in prison—should they? By Sarah Sidlow Nobody puts baby in the…correctional facility. Except when it happens in Marysville, Ohio, where the nursery in the Ohio Reformatory for Women has served 289 female inmates and their children since 2001. It’s part of the […]

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On Your Marc: 5/16

Top-notch coach Ohio State alumna Amy Tucker retires from coaching Stanford basketball By Marc Katz My first thought was that we need more people like Amy Tucker, who was such an outstanding basketball player at Springboro High School and Ohio State, and coach at OSU and Stanford. She has served as a beacon for women […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/16

Antagonizing the crazy man US should shy away from Kim Jong-Un, nuclear weapons By Mark Luedtke According to U.S. rulers, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is crazy. He also has primitive nuclear weapons. Any reasonable person would advise against antagonizing the crazy dictator with nuclear weapons, but U.S. rulers aren’t reasonable. They demand obedience, […]

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Debate Forum: 5/16

Too weird for Austin? Texas bill protects religious liberties, probably not same-sex couples By Sarah Sidlow “This bill is not a license to discriminate. Rather, it is a license to participate.” That was Texas Senator Charles Perry—not at karaoke. Actually, Perry was at a hearing on SB 892 before the Senate Health and Human Services […]

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On The Beat: 5/16

Michael Jordan, Elvis, Bogie Busters, oh my Looking back at UD Arena before its facelift By Jim Bucher It’s official! The University of Dayton Arena will receive a $72 million upgrade. Between 2017-19 they’ll add major seating upgrades, new concourses, entrances, lighting, scoreboards, the whole shebang. The arena is close to 50 years old (and […]

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On The Beat: 5/9

Lights, camera, Dayton! Hollywood sets up on Second Street By Jim Bucher Last week, for a couple of days, you may have heard or seen that Hollywood set up shop in downtown Dayton. A few scenes for “The Old Man and a Gun,” with Tinsel Town heavyweights Casey Affleck, Robert Redford, Danny Glover, and Sissy […]

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On Your Marc: 5/9

Finding a way Dragon’s pitcher Aaron Fossas makes a comeback By Marc Katz Over the last two years, everything has gone wrong for Aaron Fossas in baseball. Now, everything is going right. It’s going to be a race to see where the story ends, and we should know that in about another two years. This […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/9

Dead last Government health care makes Americans sicker than ever By Mark Luedtke We’ve all heard the propaganda: Americans live longer than ever. Which is only a half-truth. The Atlantic tells a more complete story in an article about chronic illness, titled “Living Sick and Dying Young in Rich America.” “Despite the fact that America […]

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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, […]