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On Your Marc: 7/18

The new dog workout plan WSU service dogs aren’t playing around By Marc Katz I’ve seen humans work out, and horses, and (when we had circuses) elephants. Most other animals running around seemed to just be playing, except maybe for turtles and goldfish. That’s what a pet issue should really be about—turtles and goldfish—if you’d […]

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Socialism ills

Socialism kills pets as well as people By Mark Luedtke I have little sympathy for people who advocate for socialism then get what they asked for, good and hard. Socialism invariably produces mass poverty, shortages, starvation, etc., while a handful of rulers live like kings—there are no exceptions because there can be no exceptions—so the […]

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Debate Forum: 7/18

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Cat scratch fever? NY makes moves to ban cat declawing By Sarah Sidlow Word to know: onychectomy. Not the feeling one gets when crying over cutting onions. It’s a surgical procedure that declaws cats—and New York is aiming to be the first state to ban the practice. Reports estimate that about a quarter of all […]

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On The Beat: 7/18

Dayton’s backyard barks Dog gone good times with Ella By Jim Bucher It’s the annual Pet Issue here in DCP and my editor extraordinaire, the heart, the glue of the paper, Amanda, gave me the green light for a column on the pet I know best, my beloved French bulldog, Ella. (Truth in disclosure, Amanda […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 7/11

Big Bang baloney Falsified theory cracking up By Mark Luedtke For 40 years, observations of the universe have falsified the Big Bang theory to the point it reads more like a comic book than real science, but the theory survives like Frankenstein. Maybe you heard the latest bizarre claim about an empty hole in space. […]

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A star, from here, and there

Tennis star Pauline Betz Addie: a Dayton legend? By Marc Katz Wimbledon runs through July 16, and you’re probably as surprised as I was when I first discovered—more than 30 years ago—a native Daytonian won it in 1946. Well, it’s a claim we can make, and a claim we can’t. I didn’t know much about […]

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Where are they now?

From dog to watchdog with Clubhouse 22’s Joe Smith By Jim Bucher This gentleman is an award-winning journalist, TV host, writer, producer, news anchor, and executive producer; but no matter what his accomplishments in life, he’ll always be remembered as the host of Clubhouse 22. Sorry Joe Smith, but Duffy the Dog would be proud. […]

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Debate Forum: 7/11

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Nar-can-do? What can cities do about repeat overdoses? Artwork: Jed Helmers By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: What’s the best way to solve a city’s drug epidemic? Jail time? Rehab? How about good old fashioned tough love? In Middletown, Ohio, a town overcome by drug overdose emergencies, that question is a tough one to answer. One […]

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On The Beat: 7/4

Fair thee well Some say goodbye, some say hello to fairgrounds By Jim Bucher Yes, it is time to say so long to an old friend. A friend that has given me hundreds of hours of entertaining things to do within its cozy confines. I’m talking about the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on South Main Street. […]

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On Your Marc: 7/4

An unusual connection Pat Rupp, Wes Fowler, and the missing link By Marc Katz When I covered the last half of goalie Pat Rupp’s career with the Dayton Gems, there was no reason for me to believe that he was linked to Wes Fesler, the former All-America football player and coach from Ohio State. Seriously, […]

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The Docket: 7/11

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Steal anything At a local auto-parts store, a car radio was shoplifted. The thief suspiciously perused through the aisles and […]

The Docket: 7/4

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By Michelle Strauss Pissed off Just a few weeks ago, someone broke into a local residence. The trespasser-turned-burglar began his raid, […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/27

A game of telephone Last week, on a particularly scorching hot afternoon, a man was driving his ex-girlfriend home. The […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/20

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By Michelle Strauss  Music man In a local apartment complex, alarms went off and alerted the police that a robbery […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/13

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  What a mouthful Believe it or not, in a local residence, a boyfriend kept his girlfriend’s dentures hostage. Earlier […]