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2:02 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Book Nook: Redshirts, by John Scalzi

Do you remember the original episodes of the TV show Star Trek? Whenever Captain Kirk would put together an away team to go down to the surface of the planet he would assemble the usual cast of star crew members; Spock,
Bones, Chekhov, etc. And usually there would be one more member of the away team, an unknown, some hapless fellow wearing a distinctive red shirt.

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Election 2012
1:50 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

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1:47 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Dayton Mayor Says City "Ahead Of The Game" Attracting Foreign Business

Dayton mayor Gary Leitzell has returned from a trip to Turkey with other area mayors, university officials, business leaders and other community members. As Emily McCord reports for WYSO Dayton is uniquely positioned to bring their business here.

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1:21 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

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Nature
8:45 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: July 3 - 9, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user Forest Mind

Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Middle Summer.

When corn is tasseling, and tomatoes are ripe and zucchini are spreading like lemmings, then all the middle-summer flowers are in bloom. Purple loosestrife, lizard’s tail, Queen Anne’s lace, purple coneflower, wild petunia, bouncing bet, dayflower, sow thistle, white vervain, dogbane, black-eyed Susan, leatherflower, figwort, lesser stitchwort, germander, pokeweed, St. John’s wort, teasel, wild lettuce, wood mint, wood nettle, leafcup, touch-me-not, lopseed and avens are all blossoming in the woods and fields.

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