Apparently this was posted, written by, Ray Kest some time ago. Does anyone know the story behind this, how true it is, whether this guy is still lurking around the Lucas County Democrat Party, and possibly how deep this sentiment runs in the party?
Toledo Wi-Fi funding examined
Former director again touts budget-neutral plan
"Despite her recent resignation and subsequent firing, the city's former information services director spent nearly an hour telling Toledo City Council members how to pay for a wireless network without boosting spending.
"City refuse workers return to West Toledo, the Old South End, and the central city today facing a larger task than usual - collection of two weeks' worth of garbage - prompting concerns of an employee rebellion.
"Chris Redfern, the head of the state Democratic Party, says he is investigating the Lucas County Democratic Party's stripper scandal and could take action against local party leaders because of it.
Mr. Redfern said he doesn't have the power to dismiss or punish a party chairman.
"Piggybacking on the weekend's Live Earth concerts, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner yesterday said his staff and the University of Toledo soon will submit a formal proposal for Toledo as the site for a Center for Alternative Energy.
As Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner handed over an oversized check for $10 million to Larry Dillin, developer of the Marina District, you could almost see the weight of responsibility pass.
"The city has performed. Now it's all up to me," Mr. Dillin said. "The mayor has delivered, and I'm not going to let him show me up."
Amendment may aid Toledo's quest for energy
Under an amendment added to Ohio's just-passed state budget, the project could qualify for federal tax-exempt financing if it sells energy generated by the plant to a tax-exempt municipal utility rather than to FirstEnergy Corp.
"Council President Rob Ludeman said he believes at least his South Toledo district is growing in population, based on the number of new condo, villa, and single-family home developments.
"The population downtown and near downtown has increased. I question the validity of the figures," he said."
Edwards attacks Coulter, defends fundraising off her remarks
Democrat John Edwards said tonight he's proud that his wife, Elizabeth, went toe-to-toe with Ann Coulter after the firebrand author said she wished John Edwards had been killed by terrorists.
At SignOnSanDiego.com Joyce M. Rosenberg writes "Although the summer is supposed to be a slower time for many companies, small business owners often find themselves busy and stressed.
The demolition contractor hired by Lucas County yesterday to tear down the Toledo Sports Arena is in hot water with the city of Toledo over his alleged effort to mislead the city about minority subcontracting.
"On Dec. 19, 2006, President George W. Bush said for the first time that the United States is not winning the war in Iraq. It was a dramatic admission from a president who had insisted since the war began that things were under control.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 22-year-old intern was given the responsibility of safeguarding the personal information of thousands of state employees, a security procedure that ended up backfiring.
The names and Social Security numbers of all 64,000 Ohio state employees were stolen last weekend from a state agency intern who left a backup data storage device in his car, Gov. Ted Strickland said Friday.
Which, in turn, is owned by the mighty RWJF (their main funder).
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WASHINGTON - Kellogg Co., the world's largest cereal maker, has agreed to change the way it markets to children.
Hey! What happened to the hippie days? >:(
BERKELEY - Council passes plan to stop bad street behavior
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2007 | carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Secret smoking police in workplace
By George Jones, Political Editor
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 13/06/2007
Employers will be encouraged to spy on staff to enforce the ban on smoking in public places in England under Government regulations made public yesterday.
From today's Blade:
Specifically the following quote:
"It was not clear where the city would come up with the remaining $1 million, but Mr. Finkbeiner said there are several other "pots" of money that are still be investigated."
[ This is simply an attempt to rewrite history-AND make some money for the state. ]
"Tobacco trooper smokes out illegal F1 memorabilia"
Anne Sutherland, The Gazette
Published: Friday, June 08, 2007
"Grand Prix weekend is very good business for the three owners of the Formula 1 Emporium on Crescent St.
From Fox News:
A budding teenage athlete has died after 'overdosing' on a common topical muscle cream.
The medical examiner announced on Thursday that the 17-year-old track star, Arielle Newman of Castleton Corners, N.Y., died from a toxic dose of sports cream, the Staten Island Advance reported.
PHILADELPHIA - Archaeologists unearthing the remains of George Washington's presidential home have discovered a hidden passageway used by his nine slaves, raising questions about whether the ruins should be incorporated into a new exhibit at the site.