Quotation

"We don't have confidence."

Toledo City Council's arduous debate over the city's monthly refuse fee dragged on yesterday with no resolution in sight.

 

Detroit's Mayor charged w/8 counts......

Updated video included- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and former chief of staff Christine Beatty surrendered to Wayne County authorities this afternoon after Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged them today with perjury, obstruction, conspiracy and misconduct. Kilpatrick said that he expects "full and complete vindication."

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Police chase stolen doughnut truck

It sounds like a scene out of "Wayne's World" or "Tommy Boy," but police chased a doughnut delivery truck across Benton and Tama counties Thursday at speeds of up to 100 mph after the vehicle was reported stolen in Rock Island, Ill.

Froth of commentary and debate. No this is not the local latte

When you think about what blogs and many Internet sites like this one, does what David Simon said in a recent Salon.com article make sense? Is old media in trouble? In talking about the finale of the show "The Wire" he recently said:

Pay hikes granted for Lucas County officials despite austerity

Despite nearly $2 million in budget cuts, several
Lucas County elected officials gave their top managers raises at the
end of last year - some as high as 10 percent.

 

Toledo's tax intake falls short of budget City still enters 2008 process with surplus

toledo collected less income tax revenue in 2007 than expected and ran over budget on overtime costs, but the city still finished the year with a slight surplus that is now earmarked to help balance the new budget.

The city had expected to collect $173.96 million in income taxes from withholdings, individuals, and businesses during 2007.

Stolen Donut Delite truck draws out Iowa police in force

A squadron of police cars chasing down a doughnut van surely would draw some snickers.

Even hearing about it made Rock Island police Capt. Scott Harris chuckle a bit.

"I can't imagine what that must have looked like," he said.

A stolen van belonging to a Moline doughnut shop made an illegal bi-state journey Thursday, ending in a police chase in central Iowa.

Last hope in a weak economy? Mom and Dad

MILWAUKEE - After being laid off from her job as an events planner at an upscale resort, Jo Ann Bauer struggled financially. She worked at several lower-paying jobs, relocated to a new city and even declared bankruptcy.

Then in December, she finally accepted her parents' invitation to move into their home — at age 52. "I'm back living in the bedroom that I grew up in," she said.

Troy Neff Show: 1.1 M and ‘The Passion of the Christ’

Betty Shultz is upset about not knowing the uncashed-check fund existed. Betty said that she preached for 14 years about council knowing where the money is and has now asked for a list. Tom Waniewski supports Betty in finding more of these funds.

What do you think they should do with the 1.1M?

Discovery stuns many City Council members

City finds $1.1M for beefing up budget

 


The news of the found money — which comes
from an uncashed-check fund — was a surprise to council members who
were briefed yesterday on revisions to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner’s
proposed budget during a 3½-hour finance committee meetin

THE TOLEDO PLAN

We have done an extensive study of The Toledo Plan and feel that it should be abolished as it is supposed to rid the school system of “bad” veteran teachers through evaluation, instead it is being used to rid the school system of first year teachers through peer mentoring. Its target, primarily, is the non traditional first year teacher.

Fred LeFebvre of Fred LeFebvre and The Morning News Interviews Judge Kuhlman on the Fred LeFebvre and Morning News program

Fred LeFebvre interviewed Judge Tim Kuhlman this morning about how talks are going between the municipal courts and the administration. Fred LeFebvre was told that the talks aren't going very well at all and that council member Michael Collins doesn't understand the way the system works when it comes to funding the court system.

Delta ends air service from Toledo Express to Atlanta

"The remaining daily commuter flight between Toledo Express Airport and Atlanta will end on May 1, officials said yesterday.

 

Households face the unthinkable: budgeting

ATLANTA (Reuters) - After years of living large, U.S. households are finally learning what financial experts thought they never would: to live within their means.

Cheney on Unannounced Visit to Iraq

"BAGHDAD — Vice President Dick Cheney
made an unannounced trip Monday to Baghdad, where he plans to push
Iraqi political leaders toward opening the country’s vast oil fields to

Planned Parenthood of Idaho officials apologized Wednesday for what they called an employee's "serious mistake" in encouraging a

abortion of black babies !

This is what PP pioneer Margaret Sanger advocated too.

Response to caller 'a serious mistake,' says Planned Parenthood of Idaho
They also criticized The Advocate for trying to discredit employees with recorded phone calls

WHAT WAS SAID

Autumn Kersey of Planned Parenthood in Boise: Good afternoon, this is Autumn.

Is dog hunt in Toledo barking up wrong tree?

"I respect the man trying to find his lost dog," Mr. Carter said. "I understand there may be a personal thing, and the dog may be like family."

But Mr. Carter is also searching for something - er, someone. As of Friday, he had the distinction of having filed the most recent "missing person" report with Toledo police.
...
Early Friday morning, the 27-year-old man reported Troy Martin, his 15-year-old foster son, missing.
...

"The dog may be like family," he allowed, "but it's not as important as another human being. A child."

Last place of individual rights

Montana seems to be the last bastion of individualism and freedom. The state is refusing to cave in to the feds' demand that it implement the national ID. Chernoff, Homeland Security director, is threatening all kinds of bad things if Montana doesn't go along.

Kaptur and other delegates playing hardball even though state overwhelmingly supported Clinton-updated

Moratorium To End; Utilities Will Be Turned Off

The Public Utilities Commission on Friday warned residents with outstanding bills that a moratorium on gas and electricity disconnection ends next week.

Gov. Ted Strickland called on companies to delay shutting of utilities last year when a mother and three children died in a Toledo house fire.

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