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On the beat: 08/11

Socializing in a social media world By Jim Bucher   PUT THE PHONE AWAY! How many times have you uttered that phrase? Whether it’s your kids, grandkids or maybe even your spouse, we are addicted to electronic devices. I always joke that our future leaders of tomorrow will text across the table to hash out […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 8/11

NOAA Goes Rogue Creates imaginary data to support Obama’s political goals Mark Leudtke Illustration: Josh; cartoonsbyjosh.com   Emperor Obama has a problem. He wants to leave a destructive legacy regarding global warming that matches the rest of his legacy, but the climate won’t cooperate. According to satellite data, which remains uncorrupted so far, there has […]

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News of the weird: 08/11

By Chuck Shepherd There’s an App for That Among the health and fitness apps for computers and smartphones are sex-tracking programs to document the variety of acts and positions, degrees of frenzy and lengths of sessions (via an on-bed motion detector)—and menstrual trackers aimed at males (to help judge their partner’s fertility but also her […]

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The Docket: 08/04

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee I said, ‘excuse me’ A man called in on a trespassing complaint at about 10 p.m., not the time to intrude in the space “where he keeps a lot of items like table saws and extra scrap aluminum metal,” but here we are. The […]

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On the beat: 08/04

Memories of ‘The Godfather’ Dale Huffman By Jim Bucher Photo: Dale Huffman, Bob “Scoop” Phillips and Jim Bucher; photo: Skip Peterson I lost a dear friend recently. The community lost a local legend. You knew him as Dale Huffman, writer for the Dayton Daily News, covering just about anything and everything going on in his […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 08/04

Concern for Celtic Festival Mark Leudtke I look forward to Celtic Festival every year, and it’s long been a fun, growing festival. But festivals at RiverScape don’t last long. The old Memorial Day festival was squeezed out of business years ago. The Lebanese Festival moved to the St. Ignatius Church on Springboro Pike. Cityfolk recently […]

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news of the weird: 8/4/15

The 90-Minute Day The whimsical premise of the iconic movie “Groundhog Day” (that someone can wake up every day believing it is the previous day) has largely come to life for a patient of a British psychologist writing recently in the journal Neurocase. Dr. Gerald Burgess’ patient, following anesthesia and root-canal treatment, was left with […]

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Advice Goddess: 08/04

By Amy Alkon   Requiem For A Scream I’m a 28-year-old woman in a relationship with a really great guy. The problem is, it started as a hookup, and I faked my orgasm. I didn’t announce I was having one, but I, um, made certain noises. I was enjoying myself, but I just didn’t feel […]

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A twisted take

Local author looks west for dark first novel By Tim Walker Photo: Local author Ryan Ireland has always had a soft spot for western themes When you think of writers penning intellectual novels, books that offer imaginative as well as visceral thrills, you rarely think of books published in the Western genre. Posses and cattle […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/28

The problem in Greece: Socialists ran out of other people’s money By Mark Leudtke Apologies to Margaret Thatcher for the title. One of the ironclad laws of economics is if something is unsustainable, it will end. Socialism, a system of theft and violence against the people, is unsustainable, and it’s ending in Greece—as it will […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]

25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of […]