May I See Your License?

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Dateline Dayton — I realize that licensing parents-to-be does not solve our problems. Proof: Many car accidents are caused by bad decisions — drinking, drugs, texting, using the phone or another distraction.  The driver may know the rules, have a valid license and still make a bad choice. Last week in New York a mad driver deliberately ploughed into a … Read More

Mind if I Complain?

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Dateline Dayton —  Here is a partial list of my pet peeves: Drivers Don’t look when backing up – worst at the Post Office and grocery. Don’t stop when they see someone is backing out of a parking spot. Going at a slow speed in the fast lane. Sitting at a four-way stop. Waiting for the light to change? Don’t … Read More

A Driver Goes Mad

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Dateline Dayton — Last Sunday afternoon, there was a horrible accident on Interstate 75, in downtown Dayton.  A wrong-way car ran into a gasoline tanker truck, killing the driver.  The explosion damaged numerous nearby cars and closed the interstate. Thanks to state-owned cameras, there is a clear picture  of the car going in the wrong direction, the impact and explosion. … Read More

Do You Have a License?

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Dateline Dayton – For more than a month, much of my free time has been spent helping put together my daughter’s condo. Before she moved here from Michigan, there were things to get done. Next was the actual move followed by all the little things she wanted done. My major remaining task I have left, is the black-splash in the … Read More

A Family on the Move

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Dateline Dayton – Early on a recent Sunday morning, my son Jon and I were on our way to Michigan to move my daughter Darlene and her husband Mike back to Ohio.  They will be our neighbors. My brother Mark loaned us his truck and trailer. Between the two, we managed to move everything. Our first stop was their storage … Read More

It Was Time to Go Home

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Dateline Dayton – A final take on our Florida vacation: It was Friday and we were on our way home. Unlike past trips, we took two days instead of one to come home, and that doubled our enjoyment.   Leaving Lake City, FL, our second stop was for food.  With few choices, we picked a chain restaurant. Pauline and I … Read More

Caputo Show at West

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The current art exhibit at West Los Angeles College is particulary special to the campus because it  features the work of Mauro Caputo, an award-winning graphic designer and long-ime West art instructor. The show runs until May 4. It is curated by Molly Barnes, art dealer, lecturer and radio personality. Mr. Caputo, who died last year at the age of … Read More

Having Fun in Florida

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Dateline Dayton — Our Florida vacation was different this year because we were off our cruise ship early for some reason.  Normally we choose the time. Mysteriously, ot was assigned on this cruise. After leaving the port, we headed out of Tampa, towards Venice.  Since we hadn’t eaten, Pauline and I stopped for breakfast, which turned out to be in … Read More

Enjoying Life on the Water

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Dateline Dayton — Three weeks ago, Pauline and I left for our annual Florida vacation, and this time we did something different. We started with a cruise. On a Thursday morning we were on the road by 6 o’clock and still encountered heavy traffic in Cincinnati.  Although I don’t normally make hotel reservation for this trip, we have experienced problems … Read More

A Time to be with Family

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Dateline Dayton – A whirlwind week began when Pauline and I went to a visitation at a funeral home in Pleasant Hill and we welcome our daughter Darlene and granddaughter Heather from Michigan I took Friday off so the four of us could run errands. Not incidentally, we inspected their new condo to see what still needed to be done.  … Read More