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Typo on diplomas embarrasses Ohio principal

WESTLAKE, Ohio - A Cleveland-area principal says he's embarrassed his students got proof of their "educaiton" on their high school diplomas.

Westlake High School officials misspelled "education" on the diplomas distributed last weekend. It's been the subject of mockery on local radio.

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Has a presidential candidate sang "We're strong for Toledo" before? Obama won't

While you may say McCain is old, I don't think Obama or Kerry has ever song the song about Toledo. This story, which I mentioned last month or so, showed up in the New York Times today.

Toledo to get Federal clean-energy research center?

Boxer this week took a step toward accommodating Brown, inserting a provision to establish a federal clean-energy research center in Toledo.


A wonder cure for 'Deficit Attention Disorder'!


You have to read this:

Report: Rockefeller said Saddam's WMD's are serious threat


The Senate report pointed at Congress too. They also said we must take out Saddam.

The Senate committee gave a divided report.


Report: Bush, Cheney Knowingly Lied

President Bush and Vice President Cheney knowingly lied to Congress and the public about the threat Iraq posed to the United States in the months leading up to the invasion of the country in March 2003, according to a long-awaited report released Thursday by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Canoe press conference at noon on Friday 6/6 and neighborhood meeting info

  this is from the  Highland Heights Neighborhood Association meeting notes-

Please note that our next meeting is Thursday, June 12th at 6:30 at the Toledo Heights Branch Library.

Bowsher Class of 1983 25th reunion

They missed our 20th but thanfully not the 25th Kiss

Give Me Jesus by Fernando Ortega

I just love the way he sings this song.
Todd Agnew also does a nice version on his live CD.

Bob Reinbolt: TPS may get nothing.

Troy talks to Bob Vasquez and Bob Reinbolt about Marina District tax-revenue plan that was rejected by TPS. Also, Lisa Sobecki explains the changes at Pickett Elementary School.

Interview Highlights:

Bob Vasquez Interview

McCain's Youtube Problem: Senior moments or lies?


Historic canoe trip down Swan Creek on Friday June 6

This is from a neighbor here in South Toledo.

Ned Skeldon
and others canoed ( did I spell that correctly ?) Swan Creek in 1966
, seeing big litter, cars and washing machines. They are taking
another survey, the creek should be much cleaner. Reportedly ,
Steve Pollick and EPA reps are going too, starting near Delta and

Priest investigated for quoting Bible in Canada

Priest investigated for quoting Bible

Targeted under human rights law where no defendant ever cleared

A priest is being investigated as a potential criminal under a
federal "hate crimes" law for quoting from the Bible, and he's being
targeted using a Canadian provision under which no defendant ever has
been acquitted, according to a new report.


The actions of the Toledo Public Schools these past two weeks has been anything but exemplary. Let’s start with the Start High school graduation. The Start graduates were given instructions concerning graduation that included the following. “This is still a school event and a dignified ceremony, not a ball game. No gestures, dancing, hand signs, hooting, hollering, yelling.

Intermodal Presentation

You are invited to attend a viewing of Brian McMahon's presentation on Intermodal Possibilities for Northwest Ohio Thursday June 12th at 7pm. Room 100 in the Health Education Building on the University of Toledo Health Science Campus has been reserved. Seating is limited to app. 150 so plan on arriving early. A question and answer session will follow the short presentation.

Former University of Toledo Rocket and NFL Lineman Reportedly Worked as Federal Informant After Drug Bust

BOSTON — A starting lineman for the New England Patriots worked as an informant for federal drug agents after he was arrested in New York on a charge of carrying the powerful painkiller oxycodone without a prescription, an attorney said.

TPS finally complies with the law, almost one year after I mentioned it, 1.5 years late

From the better late than never files:

WTOL reported today TPS is finally doing what they should of done with Pickette, Fulton, and Chase.

Read about it at:
Bad grades set 3 TPS schools on new paths


I do hope this is the foundation for change at those schools, they need it.

Edweek.org ranks TPS's Graduation rate for 04-05 at 44.2%

The latest edweek.org rankings are out and TPS's graduation rate is rated at 44.2%. They use the different equation to figure this out by seeing how many people who start high school, versus graduate high school. According to the Gates Foundation and edweek.org, 55.8% of TPS students don't graduate. What do you think? Last October the Big 8 self reported their graduation scores and TPS's rate was 86.1%. I guess this is the difference between self-reported scores and independent analysis. Both have completely different motivations for releasing their scores.

Hilary asks for supporters' opinions

I heard the clip of Hilary asking for input on what she
should do next. She said to go to her
website, www.HilaryClinton.com

I did not find contact info there. Did anyone else find this
contact info? She still has momentum from recent primaries

The case against tyranny

As some of you know and who are probably tired of reading my posts, I am a strong advocate of the American people's rights and of minimal government interference in our lives. But I believe the issue is serious and our freedoms are in jeopardy. Here is a timely article to think about.

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