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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/29

Free Maria Sharapova Mark Luedtke Whenever you think things can’t get more stupid, you are mistaken. They can always get stupider. Just ask Maria Sharapova. Sharapova is an accomplished Russian tennis champion, having won five grand slam tournament championships, but until recently, she was best known for getting whipped by Serena Williams every time they […]

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On the Beat: 3/22/16

What time is it? By Jim Bucher Don’t know about you, but this whole time change deal a week or so ago is still messing with me. I know, I know, you’re saying, “Oh come on, you just lost an hour of sleep is all.” Right, but when you think about it, instead of eating lunch […]

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The Docket: 3/22

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee The unluck of the Irish It was closing time on St. Patrick’s Day, and everyone was stirring, especially a bouncer. When officers arrived on scene, they spoke with the complainant, who reported he “walked out of the bar on his own” (impressive) then couldn’t find his friend, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/22

Reputation versus regulation One is beneficial, the other counterproductive Mark Luedtke You’ve probably heard of Comcast Corporation. It’s a corporate giant. Wikipedia describes its scope: “Comcast Corporation, formerly registered as Comcast Holdings, is an American multinational mass media company and is the largest broadcasting and largest cable company in the world by revenue. It is […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/15/16

The mental tornado By Marsha Bonhart I recently met with a young woman I have known for several years who told me in casual conversation what I had suspected: she has an anxiety disorder. What I didn’t know and what she explained to me is she has been prescribed Prozac, a common medication treatment for […]

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On The Beat: 3/15/16

What’s cookin at the Dayton Home and Garden Show By Jim Bucher Any cooking show fans out there in Dayton City Paper land? If so we have a fun and tasty event coming up this weekend. First, have you heard of the television show Chopped on Food Network? In each episode, four chefs must take […]

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The Docket: 3/15/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee Now you saw me Officers were called to the corner near a pawnshop to find a man sporting an Ohio State T-shirt “trying to sell a saw with a company logo on it.”  Officers were on the lookout for the man, who fled in a maroon Buick […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/15

Bankers gone wild By Mark Luedtke After nearly a decade of ZIRP (zero interest rate policy), Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve (Fed) is considering NIRP (negative interest rate policy). This literal downward spiral orchestrated by our rulers is the major cause of the world economy’s downward spiral. Interest rates are a price like any other. In […]

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Broadway-bound Buch By Jim Bucher I just departed from the Victoria Theatre Association’s 2016-17 season announcement feeling excited and pumped on the lineup. But before the schedule is shared here, I thought I’d tell a few tales about season announcements from the past. My association with the Victoria Theatre dates back to the early ’90s. […]

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Be Well, Marsha 3/8/16

The cough that roars By Marsha Bonhart By definition, whooping cough is a bacterial infection that loves to live in your respiratory tract.  At first, it seems as if it’s an ordinary cold, but this contagious crud inflames your airways and creates thick, constant mucus. The bug is called Bordetella pertussis. Little kids—that is, those […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]