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News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had ordered a nine-episode adaptation of a British series, “Sex Box,” in which a couple enters a large opaque chamber on stage and has intercourse. The pair, pre- and post-coitally, will be clothed and seated before […]

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Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war with ISIL. I quoted Representative Jack Kingston who stated: “Republicans don’t want to change anything. We like the path we’re on now. We can denounce it if it goes bad, and praise it if it […]

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By Amy Alkon   Doody-bound You printed a letter from a guy who doesn’t want to be a father and wanted to know how to be sure his girlfriend is on birth control. You said, “The single worst form of birth control is trusting that a woman … longing for a baby” is taking hers […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is now available, for just $30. Key findings, graphically presented, of Nicholas’ busy 2013 (according to a report by FiveThirtyEight.com): He received 44,041 texts and 31,769 emails, had 12,464 face-to-face conversations and 320 phone calls (all […]

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Law and Disorder 09/16/2014

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To war or not to war by A.J. Wagner Does the Congress or does the president get to declare war? After announcing the four steps he is taking, the president said, “My administration has also secured bipartisan support for this approach here at home. I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL. But […]

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By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked for went belly up. I haven’t been on a date all year. Friends try to set me up, and I keep giving excuses for why I can’t go, but the truth is, I’ve totally lost […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Sing me a lullaby By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s 3:13 a.m. and I’m awake. I’ve already, unwillingly, opened my eyes at 12:34 and 2:26 a.m. As it is, I had a hard time falling asleep because I couldn’t get my mind to stop racing, moving through to-do-list tasks that include work obligations, dinner ideas, emails to […]

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The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins v. Collins, wrote of the death penalty: “Bruce Edwin Callins will be executed [tomorrow] by the state of Texas. Intravenous tubes attached to his arms will carry the instrument of death, a toxic fluid designed […]

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News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book world record for most body piercings (453), said he was upset to be denied entrance into United Arab Emirates in August to fulfill a performance of sorts at Dubai’s Fairmont Hotel. Buchholz said officials gave […]

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Advice goddess

 Beard-death experience This adorable, smart, funny guy I’m dating was clean-shaven when we first met, but for the past three weeks, he hasn’t shaved much. He has this really weird facial hair pattern (like patches on his cheeks that haven’t filled in well), and I don’t find it attractive. I didn’t know how to bring […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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How to score double the benefits from your workout By Caroline Shannon-Karasik We’re all busy, right? Between hefty work schedules, schlepping the kids from A to B, a never-ending pile of laundry, putting dinner on the table and everything in between, it can be tough to carve out time for exercise. But what if we […]

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Blowing smoke and much more by A.J. Wagner About a year ago the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a study titled “The War on Marijuana in Black and White.” What they found: Finding No. 1: Marijuana possession arrests increased between 2001 and 2010. From 2001 to 2010, across the United States, annual drug arrests […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Three common gluten-free lifestyle mistakes By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Whether you are following a gluten-free lifestyle because you have celiac disease – like yours truly – or you have chosen to go sans gluten simply because you feel better, the truth is there are still a lot of misconceptions about what a healthy gluten-free lifestyle looks like. Sure, we’ve […]

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Afterglo

This one’s for the boys By Caroline Shannon-Karasik   Remember this past July when the Internet was set ablaze by the guy who made a spreadsheet detailing all of the reasons his wife declined sex? For those of you who need a refresher, it goes a little something like this: An unnamed man put together […]

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There’s no “undo” button

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Seven things you should know about sexting By Jonathan Peters In early August, a 17-year-old boy was placed on probation for sending a pornographic cell phone video to his 15-year-old girlfriend, who had initiated the sending. The girl’s mother found the video and filed a criminal complaint against the boy, and eventually prosecutors charged him […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Five ‘healthy’ foods that aren’t so healthy By Caroline Shannon-Karasik As a gluten-free gal who regularly talks about the subject, I have the pleasure of meeting so many different people from all walks life. The spectrum of people is varied, including those who are interested in learning more about a gluten-free lifestyle, and those who […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]