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News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and commandeered a list of about 1,500 purchasers of the company’s signature “tosatsu shoes” – shoes with built-in cameras. Investigators have begun visiting the purchasers at home to ask that they hand in the shoes (but, […]

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Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them and get along well with them. However, they’re very religious, and he wants me to join them in going to holiday church services. I grew up secular in a conservative town, and because of all […]

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Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently started seeing a girl I work with (at an advertising company). She believes women at our company get paid less on average, and I suspect she’s right. Yesterday she came right out and asked me […]

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On the beat

Fun in the fall By Jim Bucher   With the chilly temperatures upon us and leaves turning vibrant colors, it got me thinking of fun things to do in the fall, right here in our home base.  And of course, you, our loyal readers, have your faves.  I have my personal places, but hundreds of […]

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News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Professional biology research The job of determining stress levels in whales is itself apparently stressful. The most reliable information about tension lies in hormones most accurately measured by researchers’ boarding a boat, sidling up to a whale and waiting until it blasts snot out of its blowhole. By catching […]

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Law & Disorder

Happy New Year! The U.S Supreme Court starts anew This past Monday, the first Monday of October, is the beginning of a new term for the United States Supreme Court, and it is already looking to be a ground-breaker. Among those highly-watched cases was the decision not to hear any of the seven cases on […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Predictable injustice in Beavercreek By Mark Luedtke Before assigning blame for the shooting of John Crawford in Beavercreek Wal-Mart, we must acknowledge the fundamental fact of the situation: Crawford didn’t threaten anybody. Not shoppers. Not police. He had neither the ability nor the inclination. He was carrying a toy rifle in one hand while talking […]

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Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the law can only be careful. – Juror No. 9 The above quote came from a journalist who sat on a New York jury with an itinerant preacher. After four days of deliberation and angst on […]

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On the beat

Meet Ted Rall By Jim Bucher Photo: Don’t miss Ted Rall’s weekly cartoon in the opinion section of Dayton City Paper He’s a columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist and author who sometimes causes controversies. At one point calling for the resignation of President Obama, he has taken swipes at both parties. Some would say he’s an equal […]

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It’s about the journey

Reviews of the New York Spring 2015 collections by Christopher Aaron Blackmon Photo: Costello Tagliapietra presented ruching along the panels of tight dresses; photo courtesy of Costello Tagliapietra I was walking back to the office down Fifth Avenue on a particularly hot day here in New York, and was struck by the line that snaked […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]