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News of the Weird: 3/31

By Chuck Shepherd The continuing crisis The trendy St. Pauli neighborhood in historic Hamburg, Germany, suffers its share of uncouth revelers who wander out from nightclubs seeking restroom facilities but too often choose walls of storefronts and private homes, reported London’s The Guardian in a March dispatch. The solution, according to the civic group IG […]

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The Docket:03/31

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Bad timing A Dayton police detective stopped at a convenience store and was waiting in line to make a purchase. The man in front of him had a 12-pack of Yuengling beer and was complaining to the cashier that he didn’t have enough […]

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Chew on this: 03/31

Defensive eating for nutrition survival By Jayne Powers Back in the day – think the years following World War I – U.S. society witnessed a sea change in fashion and body image. The curvaceous figure of the Gibson Girl, the female ideal of beauty, was out, replaced by the rail-thin, waistless figure of the flapper. […]

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News of the weird: 03/24

By Chuck Shepherd Anatomy Class in Court “This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in the Edmonton, Alberta, murder trial of Brad Barton. At issue was the cause of the victim’s having bled to death from her genitals, and the judge, ruling that jurors would benefit by inspecting the actual […]

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Chew on this: 03/24

Cooking techniques and skills for healthier lives By Jayne Powers Nutrition is more than being able to pick out healthful ingredients or read a nutrition facts label. You also need to know how to take ingredients and make something tasty out of them, because if it doesn’t taste good, chances are it won’t get eaten, […]

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The Docket: 03/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Oh, the humanity Officers responded to a call from a taxi driver about an unpaid fair. Officers arrived on the scene and saw the man speaking to the driver. Police tried to get the suspect’s side of the story, but the man was […]

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Advice Goddess: 3/24

By Amy Alkon The sociopath of least resistance My girlfriend has been hurt, cheated on and even ripped off in past relationships, and I’m paying the price. If I don’t text back immediately, she is convinced I’m dumping her and flips out. If I’m busy, she thinks I’m with another girl or abandoning her. When […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/24

Need to burn fat? Find a hill By Rocco Castellano I’ve always been someone who hates wasting time, and it seems like that’s what the average person training today does. Maybe it’s the whole “rat race” thing that makes the perpetual idiots want to do cardio by walking or running on treadmills that literally allow […]

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News of the weird: 03/17

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Fine points of the law Shooting “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl is not illegal in Oregon, declared Judge Eric Butterfield in February, thus acquitting Patrick Buono, 61, of the crimes of invasion of privacy and “encouraging child sexual abuse.” Buono’s behavior was “appalling,” Judge Butterfield noted, but since […]

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Ask Rocco: 03/17

Want big arms? Train your triceps, wussy boy! By Rocco Castellano Your triceps are what give your arms the appearance of being huge, not your biceps. If you want huge arms, you need to train triceps and train them hard. Thickness comes from breaking down muscle fibers so they can adapt to being worked hard […]

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The Docket: 03/17

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove That’ll teach him A 24-year-old male called police stating a female was outside with a knife threatening people and slashing tires. When police arrived they found three of his tires completely flat. The man told police he was in his house when he […]

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Advice Goddess: 3/17

By Amy Alkon The Taming Of The Spew This guy I’m dating usually texts back when I text him. But sometimes, like last night, he doesn’t write back. And I’m just texting stuff like “How was your night?” – not “OMG, I miss you.” His not responding feels so disrespectful. I want to read him […]

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Chew on this: 03/17

Eating well to stay well By Jayne Powers We are a nation of burgers, sandwiches and tacos, not to mention desserts and sweet snacks. They rank No. 2 out of 32 food categories reviewed by the advisory committee of the 2015 dietary guidelines in a report recently released to the public for comment. It also […]

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Chew on this: 03/10

The unhealthy side of gluten-free food By Jayne Powers If the gluten-free label makes you feel like it’s better for you, you’re in for a reality check. The common misconception that gluten-free foods are healthier than foods that contain gluten is untrue; just like the common misconception that organic foods are healthier for you. Gluten-free […]

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The Docket: 03/10

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Cereal robber A 56-year-old woman called police after her neighbor’s granddaughter came over, asking if she could wait inside for her ride to show up. The woman let her in and after she used the bathroom the granddaughter asked if she could have […]

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If you build it, they will come


The making of Yellow Cab’s FabSpace By Mark Luedtke Photo: Jeff Opt stands with the 3D printer at The Old Yellow Cab Building Jeff Opt likes to build things, but even more than that, he likes to help others build things. That passion led Opt to found his latest community project called FabSpace. “I am […]

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A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]