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Study: America can afford cap-and-trade

FROM THE HILL:

Gates criticises Air Force role

Defence Secretary Robert Gates has strongly criticised the US Air Force's tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He said asking for extra support had been "like pulling teeth" and accused some military leaders of being "stuck in old ways of doing business".

A Hard Plastic Is Raising Hard Questions

Are toxic plastics lurking in your kitchen?

It’s a question many families are asking after reports last week that a chemical used to make baby bottles, water bottles and food containers is facing increasing scrutiny by health officials in Canada and the United States.

Brazil priest carried aloft by party balloons disappears

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A Roman Catholic priest who floated off under hundreds of helium party balloons was missing Monday off the southern coast of Brazil.

Rescuers in helicopters and small fishing boats were searching off the coast of Santa Catarina state, where pieces of balloons were found.

US military recruits more ex-cons

The US Army and Marine Corps recruited significantly more people with criminal records last year than in 2006, amid pressure to meet combat needs.

Statistics released by a congressional committee show 861 people were granted waivers to enlist, up from 457 in 2007.

The crimes included assault, sex crimes, manslaughter and burglary.

Toledo reports tentative deal to sell Erie Street Market

The California company seeking plans to develop and revitalize the area along Swan Creek near downtown will purchase the troubled Toledo-owned Erie Street Market as part of the project, city officials said yesterday.

Skeldon, Waniewski on Toledo's Most LIstened To Morning Talk Show

Double shot of Tom today with both Tom Skeldon and Tom Waniewski on the show . Both interviews are podcast and available at www.wspd.com The Warden explains his reasoning for the annual door to door campaign and what his authority will allow him to do and not do when it comes to your dog and property.

Teens Who Warmed Up Feces In 7-11 Microwave Captured

SANDY - Three juveniles who were videotaped putting a bag of human feces in a microwave at a Salt Lake area convenience store were arrested on Thursday, police said.

Famed anti-smoker gets prison time (make my day)

I love it. Taken from Forces.org:
ADIOS, Mother-______!!! Don't drop the soap!!

EXTRA: Italian Antismoking Hero Gets Three Years

18th April 2008

Girolamo Sirchia is a perfectly sinister antismoker: hypocritical,
paternalistic, arrogant to the extreme, ex-smoker (the worst kind of
anti), fanatical ideologist, morally clueless, a born crook. He can

Hillary Clinton Still Owes the Toledo Public Schools and University of Toledo money for events

Will Hillary Clinton force us taxpayers to pay for Bill Clinton's visit to the Toledo Technology Academy and the University of Toledo ?

According to Clinton's campaign finance filing on 4/20, she still owes the Toledo Public Schools $4800 dollars. Now I am assuming it was when Bill Clinton was there, because this is the only time that Clinton held an event at the Toledo Public Schools.

Computer Scientist: E-voting paper trails are a bad idea

From CNET.com

PITTSBURGH--Many computer scientists have been arguing for years that electronic voting machines absolutely must sport paper trails that can be verified by the voter and subsequently used in manual recounts.

The story of the mystery postcards sent to central committee members saying the meeting is cancelled

There have been reports of mystery postcards being sent to Republican Central Committee persons the week there was all of that controversy about the meeting. Today I was faxed (the attached post card) from someone in the party today. Please ignore the twisting of the text; this was done by the sender's fax machine. I will try to get a cleaner copy in the next couple of days.

TARTA diesel costs could drive service cuts, hike in fares

Record-high gasoline prices may be prompting more Toledo-area commuters to try the bus, but at the same time, even pricier diesel fuel could lead to higher fares and reduced service.

Knock, Knock....Who's There? Dog Warden, Dog Warden Who?

The dog warden who's looking to make sure your dog is licensed, that's who. Starting tomorrow the Lucas County Dog Warden office will be going door to door to find dogs without licenses. Tom Skeldon will be on with me tomorrow at 7:45 to talk about it.

The "Rust Bowl" Grows

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OR
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/12081...

« Municipalities in Northeast Ohio are in serious trouble as what one area mayor calls "a perfect storm" of fiscal crises sinks city workers' jobs, blows away amenities and threatens to swamp residents with new taxes and fees.

Troy Neff Show: Chris Myers talks Stainbrook

On the show Chris talks John Stainbrook and the Republican Party.

Chris Myers

E-mail: troy@troyneff.com

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troyneff.com

DNA samples to be taken from polygamous sect kids this week

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Lab workers were set to begin taking DNA samples Monday from the more than 400 children in state custody since a raid on a polygamist compound more than two weeks ago.

20% boost in parking tickets in Toledo goals list

By the end of the year, Toledo police hope to increase parking tickets issued by 20 percent, complete a security assessment of all the city's public and parochial schools, and be able to scan license plates automatically with at least one of their patrol cars.

Ousters of 2 Ohio troopers in KKK-type photo sought

SANDUSKY - NAACP officials met recently with the top-ranking officer of the Ohio Highway Patrol to urge the firing of two troopers involved in a photo prank that included a Ku Klux Klanlike costume.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080421/NEWS03/80...

TARTA diesel costs could drive service cuts, hike in fares

By DAVID PATCH
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Record-high gasoline prices may be prompting more Toledo-area commuters to try the bus, but at the same time, even pricier diesel fuel could lead to higher fares and reduced service.

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