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Local high schools face off in tractor contest

Area high school students will put their knowledge of tractors to the test as they compete in the 15th annual FFA District I Tractor Troubleshooting Contest 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Owens College's Transportation Technologies Center on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.

If Issue 7 Fails When Would You Vote For A Future Issue?

Will You Vote For A 3/4% Renewal or a New Lesser Income Tax If The Renewal Fails In March?

TPS Board Candidates Will All Be Interviewed.

The Toledo Public School's Board of Education decided in executive session tonight to interview all 14 candidates on March 5, 2008 at 5:30PM. Each candidate will present a two minute introduction and then answer four questions, one from each board member. Each candidate will be allotted 15 minutes. That will take almost four hours.

Who will you vote for in the presidential primary?

0% (0 votes)
the Huckster, an affectionate nickname says Rush ( Huckabee)
0% (0 votes)
Hillary ( this is a crossover vote to help get Hillary in because she is more defeatable in November
100% (1 vote)
Ron Paul - this will make a statement on limited govt
0% (0 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1

The Troy Neff Show: 3/4 Percent Income Tax Issue has United City Council Members

Toledo City Council members Wilma Brown and Mark Sobczak discuss Toledo's future if the the 3/4 percent tax fails on The Troy Neff Show.

Listen to the interviews:
Wilma Brown

Mark Sobczak

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For Those Who Think the Mortgage Crisis is Just a Personal Problem

From the Wall Street Journal:

 FDIC Readies for a Rise in Bank Failures


Focus groups continue debate of Toledo parents' law

I like this proposal - parents should be held accountable for their kids' behavior .
Does anyone else want to go to any of these forums?

Toledo's short-lived proposal for a parental responsibility ordinance has been reappearing at public meetings sponsored by the Board of Community Relations.

Just Words?

Barack Obama claims to be a candiadate that crosses the boundaries of race.

There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there’s the United States of America.

But. let's take a closer look at his endorser's.

A Spry Farrakhan Sings Obama's Praises

Just in from the Homeland Security: Alert level raised

This just in from the federal government's new SMS alert system. The Department of Homeland Security has raised the hot cocoa alert for the area to "Elevated." This means there is significant risk that in the next 24 hrs you will need to snuggle up with someone and drink some hot cocoa.

SwampFeeds update


Incase you have not stopped by recently, check out the SwampFeeds (click on the link above). I upgraded the functionality and made it crawl at a better pace (it was way too fast before), plus added some cool features and gadgets. If you have any comments, see any issues, make a note at:


Are you ready to sacrifice for the common good?

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama yesterday told The Blade’s editorial board that people are ready for the kind of “call to action” that he has been advocating in rallies and speeches during his 13-month campaign.

3/4% Tax Challenge

If you did not hear, WSPD issued the 3/4% tax challenge.

"Today WSPD announced the temporary payroll tax challenge to the Mayor and City Council. It's really very simple. Tell the citizens of Toledo the amount of revenue the city receives, the amount of essential city services, and the difference between the two.

He's back - Mr. Nader's announcement over the weekend

"WASHINGTON — Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate who ran for
president in 2000 and 2004, said he's going to make another bid for the
White House this year.
"I have decided to run for president," Nader, 73, said Sunday on
NBC's "Meet the Press." He said felt a duty to enter the race because

Toledo Board of Education applicants - resumes and more!

At TPSINFO.COM we have the resumes of applicants for Toledo Board of Education. We believe one candidate should be excluded due to a conflict of interest issue - Angelita Cruz Bridges who is Director of Operations/General Counsel for the Lucas County Auditor

Konop holding meeting on downtown closures

Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop will hold a
town-hall meeting tonight in the wake of several recent high-profile
business closings in downtown Toledo.

The meeting, aimed primarily at downtown business owners, will be at 7 p.m. at Eddy B's Restaurant, 405 Madison Ave.


City leaders warn of deep cuts if Toledo voters reject income tax

Nearly a third of the uniformed people who patrol
the streets of Toledo, investigate murders, pick up trash, and put out
fires could be off the job if the 0.75 percent income tax on the ballot
next week is ultimately defeated, city leaders have warned.


Can This Be Fact?...Rule by fear or the law?

An article in the SF Chronicle...

The events of the last decade have changed our American way of life. But have things gone too far?

Bishop Stephen Ward's Security Measures For TPS

Tips to School Security for Toledo Public Schools

There was once a time when smoking in the boy's room was the infraction of the day. Those days are over...in today's public school, officials must deal with violence, sexual harassment, statutory rape, drugs, weapons, gangs, bombs, shootings, computer hacking, theft, irate disgruntled parents and domestic violence.


can someone explain to me why we have super delegates, and why can't we just go by what the voters say? i get irritated hearing about who the super delegates are, and who they are supporting, especially the ones that have pledged before the voters have decided. aren't they supposed to vote based off of what they voters say, not who they want?

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