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News of the Weird: 3/31

By Chuck Shepherd The continuing crisis The trendy St. Pauli neighborhood in historic Hamburg, Germany, suffers its share of uncouth revelers who wander out from nightclubs seeking restroom facilities but too often choose walls of storefronts and private homes, reported London’s The Guardian in a March dispatch. The solution, according to the civic group IG […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/31

ISIS rising By Mark Leudtke Syria, Iraq and Libya have two important things in common from a U.S. policy perspective. First, all were relatively stable countries until the U.S. intervened in them. While none of the rulers of these countries were good guys, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld sold weapons to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein […]

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The Docket:03/31

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Bad timing A Dayton police detective stopped at a convenience store and was waiting in line to make a purchase. The man in front of him had a 12-pack of Yuengling beer and was complaining to the cashier that he didn’t have enough […]

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On the beat: 03/31

A look back at bygone businesses By Jim Bucher A while back in this very space, I asked our wonderful On the Beat readers here in Dayton City Paper to reminisce with me on some of the long gone restaurants from days gone by. You came through with flying colors. Now it’s time for those […]

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News of the weird: 03/24

By Chuck Shepherd Anatomy Class in Court “This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in the Edmonton, Alberta, murder trial of Brad Barton. At issue was the cause of the victim’s having bled to death from her genitals, and the judge, ruling that jurors would benefit by inspecting the actual […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/24

Ukraine, Iran and government’s lies By Mark Luedtke Watching “Argo” reminded me how easy it is for government to lie to us through the media. It was easy in 1980 when government agents were inexperienced at it and propaganda was illegal in America. Thirty-five years later, domestic propaganda is legal and government agents are experts […]

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On the beat: 03/24

Are school snow days a snow job? By Jim Bucher I hope as of this writing that the 2014-15 winter season, and more specifically the snow, is in the history books. And speaking of, it is now official for our friends in Boston this was snowiest winter EVER, since the record keepers have been doing […]

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The Docket: 03/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Oh, the humanity Officers responded to a call from a taxi driver about an unpaid fair. Officers arrived on the scene and saw the man speaking to the driver. Police tried to get the suspect’s side of the story, but the man was […]

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Advice Goddess: 3/24

By Amy Alkon The sociopath of least resistance My girlfriend has been hurt, cheated on and even ripped off in past relationships, and I’m paying the price. If I don’t text back immediately, she is convinced I’m dumping her and flips out. If I’m busy, she thinks I’m with another girl or abandoning her. When […]

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News of the weird: 03/17

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Fine points of the law Shooting “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl is not illegal in Oregon, declared Judge Eric Butterfield in February, thus acquitting Patrick Buono, 61, of the crimes of invasion of privacy and “encouraging child sexual abuse.” Buono’s behavior was “appalling,” Judge Butterfield noted, but since […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]