Student at a Kerry event is Tasered

Senator's speech in Fla. becomes YouTube fodder

By Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff | September 19, 2007

WASHINGTON - Senator John F. Kerry thought he was pacifying a potentially volatile situation when he allowed Andrew Meyer to approach the microphone Monday afternoon, even though the time allotted to Kerry's speech at the University of Florida had already run out.

Toledo Public School Board Meeting Today

Here is a report of the TPS board meeting today scheduled for 8:00-10:00AM

The meeting began at 8:05 with Steven Steel, Larry Sykes and Darlene Fisher in attendance, with myself, Blade reporter and a TV station in the audience. They took the roll, pledged allegiance to the flag and then the fun began.

Voinovich: War taking up funds Findlay needs

FINDLAY - Federal help to prevent future flooding in Findlay and Ottawa is limited because the United States is waging a costly war in Iraq, U.S. Sen. George Voinovich said yesterday.

Fast food may be limited on west coast

California, of course)

Limits proposed on fast-food restaurants
The Los Angeles Times ^ | Tami Abdollah

As America gets fatter, policymakers are seeking creative approaches to legislating health. They may have entered the school cafeteria -- and now they're eyeing your neighborhood.

Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain

As a "liberal", I'n not surprised by this...

Previous psychological studies have found that conservatives tend to be more structured and persistent in their judgments whereas liberals are more open to new experiences. The latest study found those traits are not confined to political situations but also influence everyday decisions.

Clinton to cut ties with fundraiser

The Democrat's presidential campaign is refunding $850,000 linked to Norman Hsu, caught up in allegations of running a Ponzi scheme.

By Robin Fields, Chuck Neubauer and Dan Morain, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
September 11, 2007

Fired aide often disciplined

Dwayne Morehead, who got a $48,500-a-year city job after volunteering in the mayoral campaign of Carty Finkbeiner and was fired last month, was disciplined or counseled 11 times during Jack Ford's administration, mostly for poor attendance.

Don't forget tomorrow's Toledo City Coucil Primary for Districts 2, 4 and 6 - 20% or greater turn-out?

Voting will reduce 3 races for council
"We're hoping for a 20 percent or greater turnout," said Jill Kelly, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections.

River East's new director has organization running strong

After a rough year in which River East Economic Revitalization Corp. almost lost its management contract at The Docks, the organization is running strong again with a new executive director.

Putin signs Indonesia arms deal

Vladimir Putin today signed a major arms deal on a visit to Indonesia, signalling Russia's intent to extend its influence in another country with traditionally close links to the US.

Edwards to propose anti-terrorism agency

NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said he would create an international organization to fight terrorism through shared intelligence, cooperation he says would combat the dangers facing the United States where President Bush has failed.

Foreclosures hit those with good, bad credit

The number of U.S. homes entering foreclosure broke a record during the second quarter, as more homeowners with good and bad credit struggled to make mortgage payments, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Toledo official fired over issue of medical leave

Dwayne Morehead, who campaigned hard for Carty Finkbeiner for mayor in 2005 but later claimed racial discrimination over a job reassignment, has been fired.

Mr. Morehead, 34, was an administrative specialist with the city's Board of Community Relations at an annual salary of $45,000. He was terminated for "job abandonment," said Brian Schwartz, the mayor's spokesman.

nuclear weapons and flown over US

WASHINGTON - A B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

Ex-law director backs Ashford's presidency

Barbara Herring, who served as city law director for six years, wrote in a memo to Mr. Ashford dated yesterday that the city charter does not require council to remove Rob Ludeman as president before electing Mr. Ashford to the post.


Coincidence is not always kind.

Unbeknownst to Toledo Municipal Court Judge Mike Goulding, the same day he was videotaping a school safety announcement for television, the first accident of the new school year had just occurred.


Ohio Democrats, including Strickland, return money from fundraiser charged with grand theft, and now facing warrant

Hsu: jailed on a $2 million bond

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City Council buoyant about pedal-boat rentals on Maumee River

Robert Russ, the enthusiastic Toledoan who lit up his 21-story downtown high-rise for July 4, is embarking on a new venture: pedal boats.

If Mr. Russ is successful, as early as this weekend, pedal boats may be rented in the International Park boat basin next to the Docks.

Mr. Russ said he wants to show what a fun place the downtown can be.

Bush warns of "nuclear holocaust" in the Middle East

George W Bush used his most inflammatory language so far towards Iran's Islamic regime, warning that letting Teheran acquire atomic weapons risked putting the Middle East "under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust".

In a wide-ranging speech to war veterans, Mr Bush tackled the issue of Iran's nuclear ambition

City accounting system upgrade may cost millions

Toledo City Council received a briefing yesterday on a proposed $8 million to $10 million upgrade of the city's financial accounting system that, if purchased, will put even more burden on the city's strained capital improvements budget.

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