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The Brothel Five Levels Below the Street

The Brothel Five Levels Below the Street

The old Central Depot, which sat across across Ludlow Plaza from Old City Hall from 1896 until its demolition in 1968, was a wonderful, massive gothic structure, covered in ornament and decoration which one doesn’t find much in today’s construction. It certainly isn’t found in its replacement, the City Centre Square building, a long rectangular…

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A Letter From the Scientific Front- Mind Games

A Letter From the Scientific Front- Mind Games

A vague new academic discipline creates a bonafide new-media star. When Jack Arkush was a child, he would sometimes accompany his father downtown, where William Arkush was a mid-level advertising executive for the Kenner Agency. “He worked on campaigns for sporting goods, for eyewear,” Arkush says. “General-interest stuff that didn’t interest me.” What interested the…

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Ex-Candidate Ron Paul Dis-invited

Ex-Candidate Ron Paul Dis-invited

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul was scheduled to give a speech this Wednesday at Watson University for several student political science classes, but the event has been canceled. Watson Students for Poli-Sci (WSPS) had booked the Congressman (R-TX) to come and speak back when he was still in the race, but hoped that his exit…

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The Stop-Callers

The Stop-Callers

Usually, here at The City Desk, we like to offer well-researched accounts of the city’s past and present, based largely upon old newspaper articles, city/university archival materials and personal accounts. We like to stay away from posting apocrypha whenever possible. Today’s topic, though, is a bit harder to nail down using such traditional means. The…

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Batteries on the Tracks (or Lack Thereof)

Batteries on the Tracks (or Lack Thereof)

Last fall, Watson University instructor Susan Jakovac was looking for a new project to use in her Statistical Analysis studio class, but she kept coming up short. Jakovac wanted something with real world application, that would require her students to do some hard data collection and observation and nothing seemed quite right. That is, until…

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