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2 Lagrange 4th graders arrested over gun

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Two fourth-grade students at Lagrange Elementary
School were arrested yesterday for having a gun in school and
threatening other students, police said.

 

Carty says Brian McMahon's allegations are nothing but "B period S period"

"Just sign a piece of paper that has falsely been alleged to be languishing on my desk for two years - that was, and is, unadulterated B-period, S-period, - and thousands of jobs will come our way." Carty said yesterday in the Blade.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080531/NEWS16/80...

Big Woof

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So now Hizzoner wants $20 grand to enclose part of Ottawa Park as a dog park?

Couple questions -

Do we really need this?
Cant you already take your dog to any of the metroparks, or have I been breaking the law all this time?
What will $20K buy us, just the fencing?
What extra maintenance will be needed? How much will that cost?

Digital Converter boxes

I finally received my $40.00 coupons towards purchase of the digital converter boxes to receive digital signals on my analog tv.

WHAT you say? You mean you do not have cable?

Where is Roberta de Boer?

I noticed Roberta de Boer is gone from the Blade. Anyone hear where she went?

NEW POLLS SHOW AMERICANS WANT GREATER LEADERSHIP ON EDUCATION ISSUES

NEW POLLS: AMERICANS WANT GREATER LEADERSHIP ON EDUCATION ISSUES

Pew and Rasmussen Polls find education is important issue in 2008
election

Washington, DC - As the school year comes to a close, two recent polls
show that more Americans want desperately needed changes to reform our
nation's schools.

The Pew Research Center's latest poll reveals that education is the No.

Troy Neff on Fox Toledo: Gas Prices

Foreclosure Phil--McCain's economic advisor

Years before Phil Gramm was a McCain campaign adviser and a lobbyist for a Swiss bank at the center of the housing credit crisis, he pulled a sly maneuver in the Senate that helped create today's subprime meltdown.   (cont)

U.S. Probes Crude Oil Trading for Price Manipulation

May 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
Commission
, the watchdog for commodity transactions, is
investigating U.S. crude oil trading to determine whether the surge
in prices to record levels is the result of manipulation or fraud.

Troy Neff Show: Mayor Carty Finkbeiner Interview

In this interview Mayor Finkbeiner talks about vacant property fees, Economic Director, TPS, and the Toledo Intermodal.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner Interview

Check out more interviews @:troyneff.com

Europe fuel protests spread wider

Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike.

Union leaders said Portugal's entire coastal fleet stayed in port on
Friday, while in Spain, 7,000 fishermen held protests at the
agriculture ministry.

McClellan's mea culpa: Day Three

The wx-press secretary was asked if he had lied at the podium. Well, yeah.

 

Troy Neff Show: Crystal Dixon Interview

The interview we’ve all been waiting for. Crystal Dixon explains why she felt her constitutional rights were violated when she was fired from the University of Toledo.

Crystal Dixon Interview

City worker, 24, becomes Finkbeiner’s spokesman

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner’s office announced
yesterday that Elizabeth Phillips, a city employee since January, 2006,
has been selected to be the next mayoral spokesman.

 

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080530/NEWS16/678848...

Finkbeiner hiring development chief

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is expected to
announce today that he has hired a director for the city department
charged with attracting jobs, assisting businesses, and coordinating
economic development projects.

 

Toledo Ranks in the Top 4 for Pollution

Not a list we what to be in the top 4!
Maybe we should build another refinery in the area...maybe on the East Side!

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/2008-05-28-c...

The reality of the Bush tax cuts

Taxes... Whether Democrat or a Republican you will find these statistics
enlightening and amazing.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/151.html

Taxes under Clinton 1999 Taxes under Bush 2008

Single making 30K - tax $8,400 Single making 30K - tax $4,500

Single making 50K - tax $14,000 Single making 50K - tax $12,500

As most would know I have attended Toledo Public School Board meetings for over ten years. When Pete Silverman was president he

As most would know I have attended Toledo Public School Board meetings for over ten years. When Pete Silverman was president he called me names from his seat as president, I had been silenced when Larry Sykes was the president, and now that Steve Steel is president the rule is that if I ask a question the board members just look at me and don’t say a word. I guess this is some sort of intimidation tactic.

Swampbubble quirk

There appears to be an error when Swampbubbles loads up using IE6. The far right sidebar now appears below the near right sidebar leaving a large whitespace along the right edge.

 

I noticed that side bar are set for 415px.

Jazz Loop 2008 (One night, One cover, Many bands/venues)

Jazz loop 2008
Friday Night June 6

Loop Stop and Performers:
Rockwell's Lounge: Mike Whitty Quartet
20 North Gallery: Carl Hillenbrand Combo
Manhattan's Restaurant: Damen Cook Quartet
Wesley's Bar & Grill: Big Blues Bob
Packo's at the Park: Voodoo Libido
The Blarney Irish Pub: Chris Collins & Jazz from the Shamrock Shore

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