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Free Speech Letters, 6/14/11

CORRECTION The fishing locales in the article titled “Come Out & Play” DO require an Ohio fishing license. Five Rivers Metroparks locations that DO NOT require a license are: Carriage Hill, Sunfish Pond in Germantown, ponds and Argonne Lake at Possum Creek, catch/release at Dogwood Pond and Lake George at Twin Creek. All other Metroparks […]

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Free Speech Letters 6/7/11

A differing view on levee system, corps The articles about the flooding all seem to lay the blame on the Corps of Engineers. Maybe they have dropped the ball and must take responsibility for some of the problem. But, as one writer noted, “The Mississippi floods, big time”. So, maybe it would be more productive […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/31/11

Bravo theatre! Great article, Brian! Both casts loaded with talent … with two such diverse themes … great theatre in Dayton. – Terry Lupp Dayton, Ohio [RE: “Onstage: May” by Brian P. Sharp, 5/3/11] Hide and seek? Please. From the iPhone perspective, I get a pop up notice every time a push notice wishes to […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/24/11

Are tax increases ever catastrophic? Are fee/school-levy/tax increases ever catastrophic, like these proposed government budget cuts that public servants currently and continually complain, cry, pout, shout and whine about? They are as soon as you cannot delay or pay them. Many of us private-sector people regret that we have not seen any or many real […]

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Free Speech Letters: 5/17/11

Competition gone I agree with Ms. Odeh – the car industry with the help of government have all but snuffed out competition from electric cars to rail. – Stephanie Agosta [RE: Debate Forum Left by Rana Odeh, 5/10/11] An issue with bullying I can recall various times in my life when I experienced bullying first […]

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Free Speech 5/10/11

End Capital Punishment now Mr. Walker, [You said] “We are the only civilized country in the world that still kills its citizens.” This is true. Most of the world’s executions are in China, Iran, Yemen, Iraq, the United States and Saudi Arabia. What is that saying? “You are known by the company you keep?” I […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/3/11

For shame Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate majority leader, is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that is, [he is] a Mormon. However, his conduct last week during the budget debate was far less than the standards normally expected of the Mormons. I found it especially ironic […]

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Free Speech letters 4/26/11

W is for West Side I have been trying to formulate a strategy for solving the urban problem that exists in West Dayton. The problem I am referring to is how blighted this side of Dayton has become over time as a result of the legacy of being a poorer side of town, which has […]

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Free Speech Letters, 4/19/11

The ‘REAL’ reason We all know that this is NOT a ’safety’ issue. It IS a ‘not in my backyard’ issue. There’s a real reason the residents of Beavercreek feel this way; they have well-founded concerns about the kind of traffic that will be introduced to the city. Those concerns aren’t necessarily racist, they are […]

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Free Speech 4/12/11

Control your body Dear Ms. Stanley, I wanted to comment on your recent column regarding efforts to withdraw funding from Planned Parenthood. First, I disagree with your assertion that abortion is, or should be, a private matter. Contrary to what abortion rights advocates say, this is not strictly about a woman’s body and a woman’s […]

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Free Speech Letters 4/5/11

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ made me remember history Recently one evening, I once again stopped my TV channel surfing, to view and to listen to Lawrence of Arabia, that big spectacular 1962 movie that deserved and earned several Academy Awards. This movie made me remember some history and relate it to current events in the Middle […]

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Free Speech 3/29/11

Keeping sanity in the media I cannot express my appreciation in any stronger term than respect for your story on [the] environmental meltdown [in Japan]. I find some hope left to our country knowing that a person of your insight and common sense will help keep some degree of logic in the media. Good work Mark. – […]

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Free Speech 3/22/11

Bravo art! This is a great article and certainly makes me want to go to the opening and see the heartfelt works of art and creative energy that is being generated. I am familiar with Tom’s art and journey. So glad he is featured. Sue Brezine [RE: “Creative Healing” by Nicole Wroten, 3/15/11] Dear Editor […]

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Free Speech 3/15/11

Encourage local politicians not to defund public broadcasting I am firmly in continued support of public broadcasting, for both forms on TV and radio. I think it has long been a goal of some on the right, to somehow do away with public broadcasting. I am sure their dislike of public broadcasting comes in part […]

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Free Speech 3/8/11

Dear Mr. Luedtke When Mark Luedtke buys into a theory or idea (some of them bordering on crackpot), he ignores any fact or evidence that contradicts his ideas. Concerning his article on Arthur deVany’s “New Evolution Diet” he should read the review of it by Chris Masterjohn. – Reid McFarland Dayton, Ohio [RE: “Are you […]

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Free Speech 2/23/11

Way of the future Have any state or local surveys been given asking what the “people” really think about this issue? I don’t know much about a high-speed rail system because I’ve never ridden on high-speed trains. (For instance, would you travel at the speed of business, and is that dial-up or 4G?) I have […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]