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7:59 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Conrad's Corner: April 18, 2014

Herb Martin reads his poem, "Alliance"

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Politics
2:33 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Marriage Equality In Ohio At A Tipping Point, Says Supporter

It’s been a big week for advocates of same-sex marriage in Ohio. First, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black issued a ruling Monday that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. On the same day,  Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine approved new language for a petition to overturn Ohio’s ban on gay marriage, allowing an effort at a voter referendum to move forward.

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Books
1:15 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Book Nook: The Cairo Affair, by Olen Steinhauer

Five years ago I read "The Tourist" by  Olen Steinhauer. This novel's protagonist is the reluctant spy Milo Weaver. He followed that book up with a couple more to form a trilogy. By the time we get to the third book the story lines are so complex that we almost feel the need to create wall charts to keep track of the action. Almost. Steinhauer writes intricate stories that dazzle and entertain.

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Commentary
12:15 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: April 18 - 24, 2014

The Dayton Theatre Guild presents AN INSPECTOR CALLS and it is opening tonight. A family celebrating their daughter's betrothal is interrupted by a police inspector who eventually establishes that each of them played a part in a poor young woman's death.

Learn how to construct a rain barrel using hand tools and discover painting techniques to make your rain barrel unique and colorful. This workshop is Saturday, 1 - 3:00 p.m. at Aullwood Farm.

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Commentary
6:15 am
Fri April 18, 2014

An Airplane Off the Shelf

An advertisement for the 1949 Ercoupe.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Ever since the Wright brothers began selling airplanes, there’s always been a mystique about the airplane owner. Not everyone can or will buy one. Seventy years ago, one man tried to make buying an airplane as easy as buying a shirt.

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