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The Toledo View

This week on the Toledo View:

Toledo Public Schools Superintendent John Foley sets the record straight about TPS, Scott High School and much more!

Pastor John Walthall talks about the state of 'the church' and how the church at-large has compromised their position within the community and abroad.

Also controversial editorials entitled:

Ann Arbor braces for overflow of pilgrims

ANN ARBOR - Tickets have been sold out for weeks. Hollywood star Richard Gere and Grammy-winning singer Bobby "Don't Worry Be Happy" McFerrin are in town. A group of Chinese students is planning a protest. Scores of people from northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, both Buddhist and otherwise, are making the pilgrimage to Crisler Arena.

The buzz is all about the Dalai Lama.

Would You Vlog Naked?

A campaign to turn YouTube naked is gathering momentum on the web – with even Hilary Clinton (not the real one) adding her support.

Begun last week by a user known as Chris3ff, the Naked Vlog campaign has seen dozens of site contributors ditch their clothes and discuss everything from their trip to the dentist to the US presidential election.

cop allegedly breaks into car, falls asleep

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A Malaysian cop was arrested after he allegedly broke into a Mercedes Benz to steal its stereo but then dozed off on its luxurious seat, a news report said Friday.

Pope meets with Catholic University presidents

If a university claims to be Catholic, then it should uphold the Church's teachings. Followers can/should disagree with the teachings, but the Church should have its unique standards.
Searching for Truth
by Ken Blackwell

Religion in American culture and politics returns to the news this week in a big way with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

Detroit's Mayor and job security

Kilpatrick: Ousting me would be danger to city
Mayor meets with county leaders at morning summit

BY KATHLEEN GRAY • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • April 18, 2008

UPDATED AT 7:05 P.M.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said today that he should remain in office because the alternative would put a city and state in economic turmoil even more at risk.

The 50 Worst Cars of All Time

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http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/completelist/0,,1658545,00.html

my favorite on the list is the 1978 pacer. :)

Hospital in hot water over YouTube video of rectal surgery

MANILA (AFP) - Staff at a Philippine government hospital are under investigation after a former patient threatened a lawsuit over a YouTube video clip of his rectal surgery, officials said Thursday.

The Military's Showdown Over PTSD

(CBS) Twenty-two year old combat medic Jonathan Norrell volunteered for every mission during his year in Iraq.

He was bombed, ambushed, treating wounded under fire - and the memories still haunt him, CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier reports.

Iwo Jima Photo Disrespected By Time Magazine

Unbelievably Time magazine has decided to use the iconic photo of the raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi in thier global warming issue. The flag being raised by courageous Marines is replaced with a tree!!!!!

States may lower drinking age

Several states are considering whether to lower the drinking age. The thinking is, if they're old enough to fight and die, they should be old enough to have a beer. Kentucky, Wisconsin, and South Carolina have introduced legislation to lower the drinking age for troops to 18.

Ulmer, son indicted in fraud case

John Ulmer, the founder of the Westhaven Group - once the largest residential property owner in Lucas County - and his son, Scot Ulmer, a president of the defunct company, were indicted for securities fraud and racketeering for defrauding investors.

Forced Miscarriages as Art?

Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.

Seagate Center seeking LEED certification

The SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, Ohio, with 75,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, is attempting LEED certification.

(Will this cost taxpayers money?)

http://www.tradeshowweek.com/article/CA6552185.html?industryid=47359

In the past year, facilities all over the world have applied for or received environmental certification as the awareness of sustainability has increased.

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

A compound found only in hops and the main product they are used in - beer - has rapidly gained interest as a micronutrient that might help prevent many types of cancer.

The Supreme Penalty for Rape

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case about whether—for the first time in decades—a criminal can be executed for a crime that isn't murder. Patrick Kennedy was convicted in 2004 for the rape of a child, his 8-year-old stepdaughter, and the state of Louisiana contends that his crime is tantamount to murder and worthy of death.

Post-Smoking Ban, City Gains 10 Million Lbs

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New York City residents are growing obese at a rate nearly three times that of other Americans, prompting some who cited a link between weight gain and smoking cessation to question whether the city's crackdown on smoking may have had an unexpected result.

Troy Neff Show: Tom Waniewski, Bob Reinbolt, and George Sarantou

Troy welcomes the mayor's Chief of Staff, Bob Reinbolt and councilmen Tom Waniewski and George Sarantou to discuss street paving and the possibiltiy of getting double taxed.

Tom Waniewski

My husband just got pulled over by two troopers for a vehicle inspection ???

On the way to his aunt's house, my husband noticed someone on the side of the road with two troopers on Holloway between Garden and Salisbury. On his way back he was stopped, and the troopers informed him that they were doing random safety inspections (he drives a 2004 vehicle).

After year on market, former Jeep site not sold

It has 111 acres, quick access to the highway, and an adjacent rail line, and smoking is encouraged - especially from its 93-year-old smokestack.

But like so many other properties in Toledo, after a year on the market the cleared site of what was once the oldest auto factory in the United States is looking for a buyer.

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