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Feet To The Fire Gets Results For WSPD

Well it appears that WSPD has once again gotten results. Since late April we have been banging the drum for action on an intermodal facility for Toledo/ Northwest Ohio and it is finally starting to pay off. The mayor after saying he has worked on it for 28 months, and had nothing to show for it, finally named a committee to study it.

Metal thieves target 2 city pools; talk of early opening ends

Thieves ruined any possibility for Toledo to open its public pools a few days early to help people beat the sweltering temperatures, city officials said yesterday.

"These [metal] scrappers ended any chance at all," said Sherrie Shipman, manager of recreation for the city.

WSPD Only Radio In Attendance At Transportation Task Force Meeting

Once again WSPD was the only radio station in attendance when the Ohio Transportation Priorities Task Force rolled into Toledo for a meeting Tuesday at 4p. Tom Blaha from Wood County's Development Commissione, and Rich Martinko of the UT Intermodal Institute spoke. Both have been on Fred's show before talking about intermodal facilities.

Toledo Zoo helping preserve Kihansi spray toads

Something our zoo is doing to help out the toads on the verge of extinction. Too bad it could not be more glamourous, like the white tiger or the Java rihno or something :)

Out of the frying pan and into the power grid - and watch out for the grease bandits

Something cool:
Out of the frying pan and into the power grid
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9961038-54.html
It is about a company that is making generators for restaurants to create energy and heat water using the old cooking oil. Pretty cool. I have pondered myself converting an older diesel car or truck off of cooking oil and driving that to and from work.

Lost Iraq billions

A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources.

Troy Neff Show: Michael Collins and Judge Kuhlman Square Off

Relevant Toledo issues are discussed daily on the show and Troy gets the newsmakers. Here is a sample.

Blade Headline:
Toledo loses round in security dispute

How Liberal Health Care Would Kill Ted Kennedy

Great article by a physician who exposes the problem with universal health care.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/06052008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/how_libe...

ACLU Coming To The Midwest

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The ACLU is raising record amounts of money to infiltrate the Midwest with their perverse ideology.
http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuid=MTEzNTQwNw==

Maryland Students Must Learn About Islam

They forgot about seperation of church and state...now they are dumbing down Islam's teachings...you know...so it doesn't sound so bad.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,364362,00.html

College Art Show Includes Depiction of Crucifix in Rectum

I just came across this news article and thought to myself, "and displaying the ten commandments offends people?". Yell What the___!?

 

Troy Neff Show: Brian Wilson Takes a Shot at Troy Neff on WSPD

Troy Neff on WCWA responds to new area resident Brian Wilson who decided to take shots at him on sister station WSPD.

To: Brian Wilson

New staff slated at Pickett School - Updated

Pickett Elementary School in central Toledo will be given a new set of teachers and administrators next school year in hopes of improving its chronic under performance and complying with the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Superintendent John Foley announced yesterday.

Arrested Development - Carty and the Economy

Excellent op ed piece from the city paper.

http://www.toledocitypaper.com/view_article.php?id=1797

Excerpt:

Groups are good discussion

I just wanted to alert everyone that the groups allow for specific discussion. There has been some interesting posts.

I wanted to alert you to the NW Ohio Evangelicals groups where there are some very Christian related post there. If this interests you, please join and participate.

http://swampbubbles.com/nw-ohio-evangelicals

Odd weather and enviornment

Ok...tonight this was a storm. The wind was blowing quite bad.

Have you noticed that the weather and other events are really strange? Earthquakes, storms, tornados, and monsoons. It just seems like a lot going on. What do you think?

Site ideas

Now is your time to sound off on what you think about the site. What you would like to see? what you would like to improve etc? Let me know.

Kucinich introduces articles of impeachment against Bush

Finally, a Congressman who's interested in upholding the Constitution:

An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress.

Thirty-five articles were presented by Rep. Dennis Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on CSPAN.

Head Of Mayor's Intermodal Committee On With Fred Tuesday Morning

Jim Tuschman the head of the mayor's newly named intermodal committe will be my guest Tuesday morning. Following a long talk this afternoon I believe what he has to say tomorrow will be of interest to anyone wishing to see this area thrive and grow once again. Mr. Tuschman is a life long Toledo resident, attorney, UT regent, and former UT Board member.

Troy Neff Show: Chris Gabrieli, author of "Time to Learn", and Focus on Education with John Foley and Lisa Sobecki

Some educators are concerned the current school calendar year - 6 hours and 180 days per year, isn't giving kids the education they need to be competitive in the global marketplace. Also, Lisa Sobecki talks to Troy about continuing you child’s education during summer break.

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