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What happened to chivalry?  By Jim Bucher   According to Wikipedia, the online, open-forum encyclopedia – thought I’d sound hip saying that instead of, “According to my Encyclopedia Britannica in book form on my bookshelf” – the word “polite” means “having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.” The word “courteous” […]

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Drunk driving laws make roads less safe  by Mark Luedtke  Security expert Bruce Schneier said Americans need to relearn how to assess risks and their costs: “We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So, we turn to technology to protect us. The […]

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Dayton beer memorabilia … or lack thereof  By Jim Bucher   Photo: A vintage bottle from Dayton’s Olt Brewing Company The Buchers and beer history in the Miami Valley go way back. I’m the proud descendent of Robert Edgar. “Who is Robert Edgar,” you say? Well, first, he’s my great-great grandfather, with maybe a great added […]

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Are you ready for global cooling?  By Mark Luedtke CBS News reported: “‘The Farmers’ Almanac’ is using words like ‘piercing cold,’ ‘bitterly cold’ and ‘biting cold’ to describe the upcoming winter. ‘We’re using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s going to be very cold,’ said Sandi Duncan, managing […]

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Old sayings … say what?  By Jim Bucher Many a quick wit was the norm in my family from Mom, Dad, uncles and aunts. There always seemed to be a wisecrack or four in the conversation. Guess that’s where I get it. But what was perplexing is those old sayings and where they came from. […]

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To Google or not to Google … By Jim Bucher  OK, we’ve all done it. You’d be lying if you tell me “No.” I’ve done it a few times. It’s not illegal, of course. Well, in our country at least. But in light of recent events, our government probably already knows we do it. I’m talking […]

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False flag in Syria now pretext for war  By Mark Luedtke   Vice President Dick Cheney told former British Prime Minister Tony Blair he wanted to invade Iraq, Syria and Iran to remake the Middle East. President Bush gave him Iraq. President Obama wants to give him Syria. This is more evidence there’s no meaningful […]

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Let them eat dirt by Mark Luedtke    Prices are rising everywhere, but every news story hides the root cause. For example, the Columbus Dispatch blamed storms for rising home and auto insurance rates in Ohio. Storms are a convenient scapegoat for rising prices because people have short memories. They tend to believe this year’s […]

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Life – for all of us, it’s terminal  By Jim Bucher   Photo: The grand monuments at Woodland Cemetery One thing we all have in common in life – it’s  for sure, guaranteed, puts us all on the same playing field, my friends – death. Wow! Did I wake up on the wrong side of the bed or […]

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M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

Why risk Dayton?  By Gary Leitzell   Photo: “Media outlets like the Dayton City Paper took the lead and promoted the positive aspects of the area …” -Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell; photo: Bill Franz One of the greatest misconceptions in the region is that downtown Dayton is not a safe place to visit. There are still some […]

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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]