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Fun in the fall By Jim Bucher   With the chilly temperatures upon us and leaves turning vibrant colors, it got me thinking of fun things to do in the fall, right here in our home base.  And of course, you, our loyal readers, have your faves.  I have my personal places, but hundreds of […]

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News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Professional biology research The job of determining stress levels in whales is itself apparently stressful. The most reliable information about tension lies in hormones most accurately measured by researchers’ boarding a boat, sidling up to a whale and waiting until it blasts snot out of its blowhole. By catching […]

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Law & Disorder

Happy New Year! The U.S Supreme Court starts anew This past Monday, the first Monday of October, is the beginning of a new term for the United States Supreme Court, and it is already looking to be a ground-breaker. Among those highly-watched cases was the decision not to hear any of the seven cases on […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Predictable injustice in Beavercreek By Mark Luedtke Before assigning blame for the shooting of John Crawford in Beavercreek Wal-Mart, we must acknowledge the fundamental fact of the situation: Crawford didn’t threaten anybody. Not shoppers. Not police. He had neither the ability nor the inclination. He was carrying a toy rifle in one hand while talking […]

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Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the law can only be careful. – Juror No. 9 The above quote came from a journalist who sat on a New York jury with an itinerant preacher. After four days of deliberation and angst on […]

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Meet Ted Rall By Jim Bucher Photo: Don’t miss Ted Rall’s weekly cartoon in the opinion section of Dayton City Paper He’s a columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist and author who sometimes causes controversies. At one point calling for the resignation of President Obama, he has taken swipes at both parties. Some would say he’s an equal […]

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It’s about the journey

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Reviews of the New York Spring 2015 collections by Christopher Aaron Blackmon Photo: Costello Tagliapietra presented ruching along the panels of tight dresses; photo courtesy of Costello Tagliapietra I was walking back to the office down Fifth Avenue on a particularly hot day here in New York, and was struck by the line that snaked […]

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News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Frontiers of flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when Pepeijn Bruins, 13, called on them to help him grieve over his pet rat, Ratjetoe, who had to be put down because of cancer. Having heard of the inventors’ work, Pepeijn asked if they could […]

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Conspiracy Theorist

Weird science By Mark Luedtke You might remember back in March when newspapers around the world trumpeted the claim scientists had proven the Big Bang and cosmic inflation theory. The supposed scientific journal Nature proclaimed, “Using a radio telescope at the South Pole, the U.S.-led team has detected the first evidence of primordial gravitational waves, […]

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Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon To leech according to her needs My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all week, even when he’s at work. (She has her own place but is never there.) She’s very wasteful with our utilities. Yesterday, after work, I found her in the living room watching TV with the […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]