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News Of The Weird 12/15/10

NEWS OF THE WEIRD by Chuck Shepherd Among the oppressive patriarchal customs that remain in force in Saudi Arabia is a requirement that females obtain their father’s (or guardian’s) permission before marrying – even women who are profoundly independent, such as the 42-year-old surgeon (licensed to practice in the UK and Canada as well as […]

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Battling the holiday bulge

Don’t accept those extra pounds this year By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Sure, a few of our favorite things about this season are raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, but what about the spare tire and larger pant sizes the holidays can bring? Still smitten with that third slice of fruitcake? It’s easy to chalk up […]

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News Of The Weird 12/08/10

CHUCK SHEPHERD’S NEWS OF THE WEIRD by Chuck Shepherd Britain’s National Health Service acknowledged in November that, because of a shortage of healthy lungs and other organs available for transplant, it was offering those on waiting lists the option of receiving them from former smokers, drug addicts, cancer patients and the elderly. “You have to […]

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Win passes to see TRUE GRIT on December 14th – Closed

This contest is now CLOSED. Thank you for your entries.  Winners will be announced shortly. This Week’s Dayton City Paper Contest You are invited to enter your email address and other information to qualify to be randomly selected to win ADMISSION FOR TWO to attend the screening for Paramount Pictures latest release, TRUE GRIT starring Jeff […]

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Astrology – December 01-07, 2010

December 1-7, 2010 Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Certain male lizards claim piles of rock as their territories—the most dominant lizards have the biggest best mounds of precious, heat-soaking stone. They also have the most females—but these aren’t drawn to their dominant behavior, striking physiques, or winning personalities so much as their primo real estate. Give […]

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News Of The Weird 12/01/10

CHUCK SHEPHERD’S NEWS OF THE WEIRD by Chuck Shepherd The collapse of the economy in 2008 might have reached the far corners of Earth, but evidently not to Planet Calypso, the make-believe asteroid containing make-believe real estate in the multiplayer online game Entropia Universe, where resort entrepreneur Jon Jacobs recently cashed out his properties for […]

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News Of The Weird 11/24/10

News of the Weird 11/24/10 By Chuck Shepherd Surreal Estate Sixty-two percent of the 12 million people of Mumbai, India, live in slums, but the city is also home to Mukesh Ambani’s 27-story private residence (37,000 square feet, 600 employees serving a family of five), reported to cost about $1 billion. According to an October […]

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News Of The Weird 11/17/10

NEWS OF THE WEIRD By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story About 20 percent of Japan’s adult-video market is now “elder porn” with each production featuring one or more studly seniors and Shigeo Tokuda, 76, among the most popular. He told Toronto’s Globe and Mail in October that he still “performs” physically “without Viagra,” in at least […]

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Sign Language Astrology 11/03/10

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Being in business with someone you don’t think is on the up and up is never fun. However, we frequently end up in situations where we must interact with people we know don’t have our best interests in mind, like banks, insurance companies, and the like. Financially, it’s very difficult to […]

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News Of The Weird 11/03/10

LEAD STORY Modern Mummies: New York City artist Sally Davies offered in October the latest evidence of how unattractive today’s fast foods are to bacteria and maggots. Davies bought a McDonald’s Happy Meal in April, has photographed it daily, and has noted periodically the lack of even the slightest sign of decomposition. Her dog, who […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]