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Law & Disorder: The Docket 12/19

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What a mouthful A couple fighting over dentures? Believe or not in a local residence a boyfriend kept his girlfriend’s dentures hostage. Earlier that day the woman went to visit her boyfriend at his house, left his house, and realized she forgot her dentures at his place of residence. She realized she left her upper […]

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News of the Weird

Least Competent Criminals A December post on the Marietta, Georgia, police department’s Facebook page chided a shoplifter still at large, who had left his ID and fingerprints (and inadvertently posed for security cameras). The police, noting “how easy” the man had made their job, “begged” him to give them some sort of challenge: “Please at […]

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Sign Language: 12/19

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This week promises to be one of the busiest, astrologically, and the most dramatic, socially, this year. I see you quivering with dread, because if there’s one thing you’re not good at, it’s drama. There’s a part of you that already can’t wait for the holidays to be over with. However, […]

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Nose To The Groin Stone I’m a woman, and I recently made a new professional connection – a man who’s excited about my work. We’re planning on doing a big important project together. I’m worried that he’s interested in me romantically (based on a few things he’s said). I’m not interested in him in that […]

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Sign Language Astrology

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) As you revisit half-forgotten haunts from your past, you’ll probably encounter pieces of yourself you thought you’d left behind forever. That’s part of the deal. Luckily, it’s not all bad, and neither are these old incarnations of you. Each of them has positives and negatives, and something to teach or remind […]

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News of the Weird: 12/12

By Chuck Shepherd Least Competent Criminals (1) Matthew Bergstedt, 27, was charged with breaking into a house in Raleigh, North Carolina, in December, though he failed to anticipate that the resident was inside, stacking firewood (which he used to bloody Bergstedt’s face for his mugshot). (2) On Dec. 5 in New York City, a so-far-unidentified […]

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Just in Time!

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Your Ho-Ho-Holiday Spirit Action Plan By Marilynn Preston   Here comes  the December dilemma: Am I going to enjoy this holiday season or not? We all have obstacles to overcome: too little time; too little money; too much commercial merrymaking. And that’s not to mention the nightly news! And still, dear reader, we have a […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 12/12

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Editor’s Choice The grass ain’t always greener  The pastor of a local church called the authorities to inform them that two of their lawnmowers are now missing in action. The perp, an unidentifiable large male, used a blue work style van with “B.A.M” smacked on the rear panel of the vehicle. “B.A.M” although it does […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 12/5

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Little red riding hoods This is no fairytale story but it sure has an interesting ending. Just short of a month ago, a local franchise restaurant contacted the police when they noticed a suspicious truck driving up and down the street in front of the restaurant. The giant red pickup truck finally parked in front […]

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Misery business

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8 Fun Ways to Make Yourself Completely Miserable By Marilynn Preston A smiling  and enthusiastic fan of the column introduced herself to me the other day in Sarasota, Florida, waving a golden oldie from several years ago. “I loved this one so much, I still have it,” she said, “and I made copies to send […]

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News Of The Weird: 12/5

Least Competent Criminals Driver Joshua Concepcion-West, 27, was arrested in Apopka, Florida, with an ingenious license-plate cover that he could raise and lower remotely from his key chain, thus avoiding identification by cameras as he passed through turnpike checkpoints. On Jan. 11 at a $1.25 toll plaza, he had neglected to check his rear-view mirror […]

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Sign Language: 12/5

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’ve got so many people on your side. Why can’t you see it? Your tendency to focus on your few detractors rather than your numerous supporters is not only mentally destructive self-sabotage, it’s also mean to those who love you. They’re starting to feel like cheerleaders on the sidelines, screaming their […]

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Advice Goddess: 12/5

Destiny’s Problem Child I saw this gorgeous girl at the coffeehouse at the mall two months ago. It was totally love at first sight. I keep hanging out there hoping to see her again. Am I nuts, or does love at first sight really exist?  -Smitten It’s so special when a man tells a woman […]

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It’s Great In Dayton: 11/28

WYSO’s Podcasting 101 Workshop If you have an idea for a podcast, WYSO wants to help you make it a reality. This is a one day seminar that gives the basic skills needed to create your own podcast and to bring your idea to life. Whether you’re a longtime podcast listener, an aspiring media maker, […]

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Advice Goddess: 11/28

A Good Man Is Hard To Fund  I’m a 35-year-old woman. I’m living with my boyfriend, who’s a freelance artist (talented but just getting started). We’ve been together for three years, and I am paying for pretty much everything. I don’t feel resentful. I feel like we’re a team and eventually his career will take […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 11/28

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No one is available to take your call… …please leave your message after the tone, was all anyone could hear if they tried to call this victim last week. A woman contacted the police about her broken cell phone. The victim and a so-called “friend” got into a hearty dispute about money. The victim’s friend […]

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Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]