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The wheels on the bus…

How safe is public transportation? By Isabel Suarez I ride the bus daily because I lost my license, and need to get to work. Unfortunately, it is not the experience I remember as a young man. Years ago, our parents would allow my friends and I to ride downtown and eat lunch. Given my daily […]

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Miffed Connection Two years ago, “Beth,” this attractive woman I see around, gave me her number and mentioned three times that she hadn’t been asked out in a long time. I called to ask her out and…silence. She then said, “I can’t…as I think I may have something else to do.” Well, that was that, […]

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Home of the brave

A court for our veterans By Isabel A. Suárez My son has recently separated from the U.S. Army. As an infantryman, he served one tour in Afghanistan and three in Iraq. He does not like to talk about his time overseas, but he has been deeply affected. I am afraid he suffers from PTSD (Post-Traumatic […]

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News of the Weird

By Chuck Shepherd The Feral Professor: Tihomir Petrov, 43, a mathematics professor at California State University Northridge, was charged in January with misdemeanors for allegedly urinating twice on the office door of a colleague with whom he had been feuding. (Petrov was identified by a hidden camera installed after the original puddles turned up.) Petrov […]

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Advice Goddess: 3/22/11

Barenaked Laddies According to you, most women aren’t interested in seeing pictures of naked men. To quote you, most would “run past a naked man to get to shoes.” So, how do you explain all the women who go to clubs to see male strippers? Looks like somebody has to admit she’s wrong! —Gotcha! Men […]

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News of the Weird

New York University arts professor Wafaa Bilal had his camera surgically removed in February — the one that was implanted in the back of his skull in November to record, at 60-second intervals, the places he had left behind (beamed to and archived by a museum in Qatar). The camera had been mounted under his […]

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Copyright Concern

The piracy of ‘family’ entertainment By Isabel A. Suárez My wife and I are disturbed by the amount of violence and sex in the movies our children watch. As a result, I purchased software that allows us to remove those scenes from movies. We do this for all of the movies we watch; however, some […]

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Up in smoke

The no-smoking ban hurts bar business By Isabel A. Suárez I am the third generation owner of a small bar in Dayton. Since the state passed the no-smoking law, I have seen my business dwindle to the point where my only option is to close down. Two years ago I even took a full-time job […]

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Advice Goddess: 3/15/11

“Can You Here Me Now?” I have an online dating issue. When a man and I are going to have our first phone chat, I set up a specific day and time so we don’t have to play phone tag. This allows me to schedule around it and be prepared and at my computer viewing […]

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Save your brain!

Eat low-salt in a high-sodium world By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Don’t let the recent media tizzy linking diet soda to stroke distract you from an even bigger threat to your brain: salt. The amount of sodium most of us eat every day doubles your stroke risk. That’s why we’re 100 percent […]

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News of the Weird 3/15/11

21st-Century American Exports? In strife-torn Sudan (land of the Darfur murder and rape atrocities and a per-capita annual income of $2,200), an epic, year-long Ponzi scheme engineered by a lowly former police officer has enticed nearly 50,000 victims to invest an estimated $180 million (according to a March dispatch on Slate.com). At the height of […]

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Advice Goddess 3/8/11

Managed Frisk A recent column of yours really ticked me off. You stated, “While men can have sex without an emotional connection, women generally need to feel emotionally close to their partner first.” You could not be more WRONG. I’m a very good-looking and fit man, and I would never have sex with someone I […]

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Wrongful what?

Say ‘no’ to a non-licensed driver By Isabel A. Suárez A week ago, my fiancé and I were on our way to the hospital and he offered to drive my car so I could take care of our baby who had a high temperature and was crying non-stop. The police stopped him for speeding and […]

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News of the Weird

By Chuck Shepherd Tombstone, Ariz., which was the site of the legendary 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (made into a 1957 movie), is about 70 miles from the Tucson shopping center where a U.S. congresswoman, a federal judge and others were shot in January. A Los Angeles Times dispatch later that month noted that […]

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With This Ring I Thee Dump One year ago, I was engaged to a wonderful man I’d been with for four years. I loved him deeply, he was everything I thought I wanted, and his family was my family. Two months before our wedding, a dear male friend of mine confessed his love for me. […]

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Head case

Helping mentally ill defendants By Isabel A. Suárez My 26-year-old son has no felonies, but I’ve lost track of the number of misdemeanor cases he has on his record. Over the last 10 years, he has spent at least a total of three-and-a-half years at the county jail. I’ve lost track of the amount of […]

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