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Ask Rocco: 05/26

Prenatal vitamins and the false security they provide By Rocco Castellano Over the past few weeks you may have come to the realization that my wife is pregnant and that the health care system—specifically OB-GYN—sucks. At least from where I’m standing. We finally, at 34 f—ing weeks, were able to find an OB-GYN who didn’t […]

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The Docket: 05/26

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove A lot at steak A loss-prevention officer witnessed a man stick a pack of steaks down the front of his pants and then attempt to leave the store. The officer chased down the man, who retreated back into the store, dumped the steaks […]

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News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now the nonprofit OpenBiome offers donors $40 for bowel movements – to supply “fecal transplants” for patients with nasty C. difficile bacterial infections. (“Healthy” contents are transplanted into the infected gut via endoscope or frozen swallowed […]

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Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for most men, chivalry is dead. Maybe feminism killed it, and maybe men have just gotten lazy. Well, I was staying over at a (platonic) male friend’s house, keeping him company because he’s sick with cancer. […]

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Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I agree. Like, I wonder how true, or nutty, the truth is behind the health claims about coconuts. Coconut oil and other coconut products are often pitched as a cure-all food for a variety of chronic […]

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Ask Rocco: 05/19

Understanding pregnancy: a man’s eye view By Rocco Castellano I’m going to get my ass kicked and kicked hard for writing some of this week’s column but as someone very famous said once, “write what you know.” So I am. I wrote about my wife being pregnant in a couple of my last columns. Now, let […]

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The Docket: 05/19

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove D’oh! The owner of a Dayton bar contacted police on a fraud complaint. An employee of his received a call on the company phone from someone claiming to be a DP&L employee. The caller told the employee the bar owed DP&L money and […]

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News of the weird: 05/12

By Chuck Shepherd Marital enhancement Saudi Arabia’s very first sex accessory shop (in the holy city of Mecca) should be opening soon, according to news reports – operated by a Moroccan Muslim, backed by the German adult mega-retailer Beate Uhse, and supposedly fully compliant with Islamic law. Owner Abdelaziz Aouragh told Agence France-Presse he would […]

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Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 55 percent of cats in the United States are obese or overweight. Other pets are not immune to this pet health crisis. If Polly wants a […]

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Advice Goddess: 5/12

By Amy Alkon Friskies sour My best friend, “Rob,” is really into this girl he’s been dating. She is loud, talks constantly about vapid subjects, generally rubs everyone the wrong way, and – I’m not kidding – makes cat “meow” sounds. (For instance: “I’m hungry; let’s get pancakes! Meow.”) Recently, a mutual friend blurted out […]

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Law and Disorder: The Buzz 4/18

Grow at your own risk By Michael Brice Keller   The Constitution, I am told, is written on hemp, and I […]