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News of the weird: 12/23

By Chuck Shepherd Language of love People advertising for love interests via online dating sites have apparently become picky about how they describe their sexuality. To the usuals (male, female, gay, heterosexual) have been added recently (as reported by NPR in December after surveying OkCupid.com) “asexual,” “androgynous,” “genderqueer” (evidently not the same as “gay”), “queer” […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or professions in the U.K. may believe it difficult to reach “like-minded” suitors. Hence, Carla Valentine established Dead Meet earlier this year and told Vice.com in October that she has drawn 5,000 sign-ups among morticians, coroners, […]

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On the beat

World exclusive: Santa speaks to the DCP By Jim Bucher So what do I have to lose? I logged on to northpole.com and found the “contact us” section. I did just that. To whom it may concern: Hello, my name is Jim Bucher and I’m sure you guys are super busy right now, but is […]

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The Docket: 12/16

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: Orlando Bloom as Legolas in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”; Rating: PG-13, Grade: A- That escalated quickly A 19-year-old female was asked by her boyfriend if he could borrow her car, to which she agreed. The boyfriend […]

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Conspiracy Theory 12/16/14

White victims matter too By Mark Luedtke On Jan. 18, 2014, a Fairfield, Ohio cop killed a young, unarmed man named Caleb Surface. Nobody protested. Nobody rioted. No media or political agitators flew to Fairfield to instigate trouble. Nobody cared because Surface was white, not black. That’s the norm. Fewer than one in four people […]

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Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a strategic planner in advertising), so I find it sad that she watches so much television – maybe two hours of it upon coming home from work. She could be spending her time doing so many […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Frigid, inside and out By Mark Luedtke Global warming frauds aren’t like us. They pretend they’re compassionate while skeptics are cold-hearted, but the opposite is true. WhatsUpWithThat.com quoted one fraud, the late Stephen Schneider, pretending compassion motivates scientists to lie about global warming. “‘On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the […]

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The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13; photo: Miamisburg Parks and Recreation What’s in a name? An officer pulled over a vehicle for having a cracked windshield. The driver of the car had […]

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Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too much of the time. For example, if someone pronounces a word wrong or uses it incorrectly, I’ll correct them. If they talk about their fad diet, I’ll explain why it doesn’t make scientific sense. My […]

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News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 separate deficiencies) defense of double-murder suspect Phillip Cheatham in 2005 (which led to a new trial for Cheatham). Hawver had admitted to the jury that his client was a “shooter of people” (a previous manslaughter […]

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Bluegrass at the Mayflower

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers at Mayflower Arts Center By Rick Eichhorn Photo: [l - r] Vickie Abbott, Ma […]

Advice goddess: 01/27

By Amy Alkon Urning curve My boyfriend of eight months was with his ex for almost five years. Unfortunately, she […]

News of the weird: 01/27

With Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Spidey sense gets real Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s […]

Chew on this: 01/27

The 7 highly effective habits of the longest losers By Jayne Powers You’d think after 21 years of research by […]

News of the weird: 01/20

By Chuck Shepherd Man’s other best friends People’s love for their pets reached a new high in December when a […]

Chew on this: 01/20

Get more in the know about your dough By Jayne Powers Sometimes, we don’t know when we think we did […]