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On the beat: 06/09

Mattress madness By Jim Bucher This is one of those stories that will leave you thinking, “Where’s the fun-loving Buch from his TV days?” Well, that Buch is still here, sort of, but occasionally the old man rant slips out—and who can blame me? If you’ve read my articles, you know I love this region, […]

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News of the weird: 06/09

By Chuck Shepherd Crime Does Pay When officials in Richmond, California, learned in 2009 that 70 percent of the city’s murders and firearms assaults were directly linked to 17 people, they decided on a bold program: to pay off those 17 to behave themselves. For a budget of about $1.2 million a year, the program […]

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Going electric?

Dayton’s first electric car show By Tor Simms Photo: This original 1931 Ford truck will be completely rebuilt into a fully electric automobile Ray Slone has motor oil running through his veins. Some of his earliest memories are of picking up cigarette butts in his father’s auto body shop. His mother drove a purple 1969 […]

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Advice Goddess: 6/9

By Amy Alkon The Shoo Must Go On I’ve been dating this guy long-distance for six months. He’ll often fail to return texts for an entire day or even a few days. I keep breaking up with him, but he keeps apologizing, acknowledging that he can be “distracted” and then offering convincing excuses or making […]

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It’s egg-ceptional

Boonshoft’s baby dinosaur By Joyell Nevins Photo: Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is on display through August 23 at The Boonshoft Museum It started with a trip to China to collaborate on fossil preparation, then became an unprecedented scientific discovery and continues to evolve as an exhibit your family can see at […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 6/2

Gays are winning But corrupt science could snatch defeat from jaws of victory By Mark LeudtkePhoto: Dayton Pride 2015 begins Friday, June 5. The annual Pride Parade begins at 11 a.m. on June 6 All over the country, gays are winning the freedom to marry. An injustice is being righted. George Bush the Younger offered […]

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The Docket: 06/02

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee Sex makes all the people go away A 25-year-old man came up to an officer and told him he needed help. The man told the officer he had driven to Dayton the day before to meet another man he had met on a […]

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News of the weird: 06/02

By Chuck Shepherd Great Art Class! Among the requirements of “Visual Arts 104A” at the University of California, San Diego is that, for the final exam, students would make a presentation while nude, in a darkened room. Professor Ricardo Dominguez (who would also be nude for the finals) told KGTV in May that a nude […]

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‘Out’ on the beat: 06/02

By Jim Bucher Way back in 1977 when I graduated high school, being gay was a no-no. Can you imagine the scorn and ridicule in that earlier time? Well, we knew who was and who wasn’t, or who was suspected of being, but it was never revealed. Cut to today’s high school atmosphere and you […]

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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 Birthday to You,” but to this day (until a judge renders a decision in a pending case), Warner/Chappel Music is still trying to make big dollars off of the 16-word ditty (15 original words plus […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]