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St Jude Dream Home Giveaway tomorrow (Sunday)

Tomorrow is the St Jude Dream Home Giveway. There will be an open house today at the home from 9 am - 9 pm. The drawing will be part of the St Jude television special broadcast tomorrow (Sunday) on NBC24 from 4pm - 6 pm.

Tonight's storm, two worlds apart?

So I was watching 13abc after the sirens went off thinking something may be bad. Well I looked at the radar, heard the commentary, and thought oh we will get a bad one. I once I saw the rain approaching, I went and shut our windows so the rain would not come in. I waited and waited. Well I was disappointed that there was only enough rain to wet the sidewalk.

Oil price soars

The price of oil has made a record jump to nearly $139 a barrel, amid reports it could reach $150 by July because of rising demand and political tension.

The spike in oil prices coincided with a dollar slump, plummeting share prices on Wall Street and US unemployment suffering its biggest rise in 20 years.

Investigation Needed

Have you ever wondered why people do the things they do? Whatever happened to innocent until

proven guilty? I have a situation that I believe should be brought to the publics attention,

Lucas County Children Services was contacted in Feb 2008 and allegations were brought

against myself and my fiance for so called child abuse and neglect. My fiance took her

Troy Neff Show: Barry Nolan explains why he was fired from Comcast

Comcast fired veteran TV journalist Barry Nolan for publicly protesting the decision by the local Emmy Awards to honor Fox News blowhard Bill O’Reilly

Barry Nolan Interview

Check out more interviews @:troyneff.com

S.D. county approves rezoning for new oil refinery

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Voters in this mostly agricultural corner of the Midwest have approved a proposal to build the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years.

Union County residents voted 58 percent to 42 percent Tuesday to endorse the rezoning of almost 3,300 acres of pristine farm land north of Elk Point for the oil refinery.

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.

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