August 1, 2008

Local Headlines

Two-day dog training program begins with panel on pit bulls

DAYTON -- Dawg Dayz of Summer '08 begins today, Aug. 1, at the Dayton Cultural and RTA Transit Center, 40 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.

The 6 to 9 p.m. event begins with a discussion called "the influence of the pit bulls on hip-hop" presented by Jerome McCorry, a social activist, minister, owner of BigDAWG K9 Training and a director of Mastiff Rescue.

Following the presentation, a panel on dogfighting will take place. Panelists will include owners, breeders, rescue volunteers and a representative from Montgomery County Animal Control.

On Saturday, Aug. 2, the event moves to W.S. McIntosh Park, at Riverview Avenue and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will be treated to dog training advice, games for dogs and owners and a dog show. Puppies and dogs available for adoption will be on site as well. For more or to register, call (937) 262-9331 or go to [email protected]

--Joanne Huist Smith, Staff Writer

Space shuttle astronaut Johnson to visit Engineers Club

DAYTON -- Fairborn High School graduate and NASA shuttle pilot Col. Gregory H. Johnson will visit the area again to speak at the Dayton Engineers Club on Aug. 7.

The pilot of Endeavour will speak about his pending mission to train the Hubble Space Telescope's rescue crew. The public meet- andgreet is $20 per person and starts at 5:30 p.m.

-- Chelsey Levingston, Staff Writer

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