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On your Marc: 12/19

Second chances Pitcher Mark Armstrong stays in the game By Marc Katz   Who doesn’t want to play major league baseball, stand on a mound, throw 95 mph fastballs, and have thousands cheer from the stands? Who doesn’t believe that can happen as high school ends and the graduate walks off the stage with two […]

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On the Beat: 12/19

A Christmas Miracle Toy drive helping make christmas very merry By Jim Bucher   Funny sometimes how things work. My friend, Beth Mann, who runs FLOC (For Love Of Childen) emailed me with a plea on behalf of the organization, saying that its toy cottage shelves are bare. Wondering if I could help get the […]

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Debate Forum: 12/19

Can he do that? Should sanctuary city government decision makers be sued under federal law? By Sarah Sidlow If you’re planning on riding out the holidays without having a political conversation, we salute you. But if you can’t avoid it, or if you’re that guy at the office party who likes to stir the soup, […]

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Free Speech: 12/19

Home to me Re: “A wonderland of beer” by David Nilsen; December 12, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 50. As a Belgian I can only admire the way the author described and applauded our national heritage. Well written! Enjoy your (Belgian) beer. -Stappers via Secession Re: “Secession” by Mark Luedtke; October 3, 2017; Vol. 14, […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/12

Hurricane aftermath The wrong lessons learned By Mark Luedtke   Hurricane season ended Dec. 1. after three major hurricanes devastated Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to promote the great global warming fraud, predicts a higher than normal hurricane season. For the first time since 2005, NOAA […]

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On your Marc: 12/12

Right makes Wright Wright State doing well in own conference, for now By Marc Katz   One of the primary jobs of a college athletics director is to act as a cheerleader for the sports, facilities, coaches, and university you have. Well, that and making sure your coaches don’t get caught buying athletes through shoe […]

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Debate Forum: 12/12


Smoking guns or smoking trees? Ohio residents may have to choose between marijuana and gun ownership By Sarah Sidlow   Folks in Ohio may soon have to choose between the green and the machine. OK that was lame. What are we talking about? According to guidance from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, gun […]

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On the beat: 12/12

This is her day job Local author back with another steamy tale By Jim Bucher “Don’t quit your day job.” How many times have we all heard that, especially when I sing, but it’s a famous phrase used to keep aspiring painters, musicians, writers…creative-types, from making the mistake of confusing passion for their craft with […]

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Free Speech: 12/12

Why though? Re: “Ladies, and gentleman, and smizmars” by Sarah Sidlow; November 28,2017; Vol. 14, No. 48. I wonder what benefit there is in having gender on the id at all. Picture, name and DOB should suffice correct? And what is a federal ID besides passport? Soc Sec cards are not valid for ID. – […]

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How will it end?

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The social tsunami against authority-related power Introduction by Sarah Conard Like it or not, history will remember the final months of 2017 as the beginning of the end of an abuse-of-power era in American business and politics that has been occurring since the dawn of patriarchal society. All potential future legal consequences aside, we are […]

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On The Beat: 12/5

Holiday flicks and specials Getting into the spirit By Jim Bucher It truly is ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ And especially with all the holiday specials and movies on TV. I do believe I can recite from memory every line from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’ Good grief it’s true, but also this time […]

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On Your Marc: 12/5

Happy holiday reads The baseball book perfect for Chanukah By Marc Katz I’ve made my decision. I’m going to throw a little chutzpah out there, realizing many of you don’t know how to pronounce chutzpah, let alone what it means. Chutzpah is audacity, or the state of mind of a person who would burn down […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 12/5

Good riddance net neutrality An economically illiterate idea By Mark Luedtke T-Mobile offers a great deal for some customers: free Netflix. The Motley Fool reports, “T-Mobile One family plans that have at least two lines will enjoy Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) bundled for free at no additional charge. The new offering is officially called Netflix On Us.” […]

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Free Speech: 12/5

ERRATUM Re: “Egg as canvas” by Paula Johnson; November 28, 2017; No.14, Vol. 48. On behalf of the DCP team, and as we strive to give credit when due, we apologize for not having properly credited the artist’s work highlighted on the cover of last week’s edition. The “In Memory of St. Simone” oil paint […]

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On The Beat: 11/28

The jazz world lost a good one Thankful for Gilly By Jim Bucher When you think of the jazz scene here in Dayton and the Miami Valley, one name comes to mind—‘Gilly’, as in Jerry Gillotti—the owner of the iconic Gilly’s in the City of Dayton’s Transportation Center. We lost Jerry on Thanksgiving, which is sort of ironic because for the man, we have much to be thankful. I met Gilly years ago when The Slugs would take the stage. Anyone remember them? My appreciation for […]

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On Your Marc: 11/28

He will be missed A reflection on the life and career of Terry Glenn By Marc Katz Terry Glenn’s mother was beaten to death in Columbus when he was 13 years old, so I guess you can trace his life’s trajectory from that tragedy to his car wreck in Dallas in the early morning of […]

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