President Bush Seeks Broader Wiretapping Authority

President Bush wants Congress to broaden
the government's powers to eavesdrop on private conversations without
court approval. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, a
controversial public surveillance law is set to expire February 1.

Stimulus plan is suppose to make things better?

"COLUMBUS — Ohio and other red ink-bleeding states
had hoped the federal government would rush to their rescue as it did
five years ago, but they found nothing for them in the $150 billion
economic stimulus package proposed by President Bush and House leaders
this week.

Mayor says Rose's call to defeat tax 'uncaring'

"Mr. Finkbeiner said the tax, which raises $57.7
million a year, is essential to providing police and fire protection
and unlimited trash collection.

First enacted in 1982 and renewed regularly since then, it was last renewed in 2004 with just over 51 percent of the vote.

Pastor Got $1.5 Million in Clinton Earmarks Before Endorsement

Pastor Got $1.5 Million in Clinton Earmarks Before Endorsement
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) secured more than $1 million in federal funding last year for a Harlem-based non-profit whose leader gave her presidential campaign a major endorsement last weekend.

Here a rebate there a rebate, everyone is a winner!

"WASHINGTON - Retirees living off Social Security are frustrated that they won't get tax rebate checks
through a bipartisan economic stimulus package before the House. Senate
Democrats Friday began efforts to include them.

Port Authority President Hartung is urged to give back 3.5 percent raise


Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority President James Hartung got a 3.5 percent raise from his board of directors yesterday, but several local leaders urged him to give it back.

Toledo's CitiFest officially dissolved

Kind of sad, but hey, when my household is facing a financial crunch, first thing to go is the social stuff. Same should apply to the city. This is a good call.


Finkbeiner $500-a-ticket fund-raiser event hints at re-election bid

In a sign that Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is considering a run for re-election, he hosted a $500-per-ticket campaign fund-raiser last night just before hosting the public "Celebration of the City" in the same building.

It was the first fund-raising event of his current term as mayor, but he said last night he won't decide whether to run again until next year.

Man commits suicide after taking smoking cessation drug (drugs is drugs)

http://tinyurl. com/ynnvv6

Man 'killed by anti smoking drug'
By Lucy Thornton 21/01/2008

A grieving wife claims her husband killed himself after taking a new
anti-smoking drug.

Dad-of-two Wayne Marshall, 36, was found hanging shortly after
finishing a 13-week course of Champix.

Wife Emma, 28, said: "He went downhill so quickly. He stopped going

Karloffornia foreclosures abound

California foreclosures, mortgage defaults soar

Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:05pm EST
By Jim Christie

Come Celebrate Toledo Event 1/22/08

The technology gods were not on my side today, which is why there is no live blog. There was no Internet access and the two audio recordings may be unusable. I will post the notes here in just a second.

Chrysler to invest 28 million in Toledo

Chrysler announced plans Monday to invest nearly $28 million in its Toledo Machining Plant.

"Chrysler's investments in the Toledo area are rooted in our faith that we can keep good-paying manufacturing jobs in America as long as government, our unions and our companies all pull together for the common good," Chrysler President and Vice Chairman Tom LaSorda said in a statement.

Mich. Denies Illegal Immigrants Licenses

Way to go Michigan!!!

Roe v Wade, 35 years later . PP pioneer Margaret Sanger's vision of lowering black population

Is coming to pass.
Europe's native population is dying.

Toledo library originally censored the book about this.
There is healing for those involved in abortion

WND Exclusive Library censors Planned Parenthood exposé
Author decries policy of 'politically correct' book banning
Posted: June 6, 2000
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Patrick Poole
© 2000 WorldNetDaily.com

Armed men among Jena protesters

"About 30 members of a reputed white
supremacists' group marched through the streets of Jena, La., Monday,
expressing disdain for the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as for six black Jena teenagers
charged with beating a white classmate.

Cows Get Fart Charts

The enviro-wackos have been claiming cows contribute 20% worldwide to Global Warming. I guess It was only a matter of time before people were going to get paid to start charting cow farts. Toledo should take an active role in this important environmental initative. Just change COSI to COWSI and you got big buck Grant Money to Save the Planet.

Sweden to study belching cows


"COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Up to 1,500 votes may be cast on paper ballots in the
Republican primary today in Horry County, S.C., which includes Myrtle
Beach, because of voting machine problems due to human error on the
part of county election commission staff, who failed to properly
prepare the machines, state and county election officials said. After

Elections officials fear paper ballots will delay primary results

"We've been wracking our brains to come up with some way to speed this up," said Jill Kelly, director of the Lucas County Board of Elections. "There's nothing we can humanly do."

She said 10,000 paper ballots could add four to five hours to her counting.

She has advised Toledo-area voters that they won't see results, for the presidential contests or for local races, on election night.

Aid for food banks should be part of package, senator says

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) would like to
include some help for the nation's food banks in the "stimulus package"
being talked about for the economy.

Mr. Brown said yesterday at
the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank that he has introduced
legislation to provide $40 million in emergency assistance to food

punishment for drunk driving?

since we have been posting a lot about drunk driving, i saw another article to add to the discussions..... no, i usually don't follow celebrity stories, but i liked the creative punishment in this one.

Lohan to work in morgue as punishment

LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan is about to see dead people.

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