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Troy Neff Show: Interviewing TPS Applicants

Troy Neff Show: Interviewing TPS Applicants

Troy is interviewing TPS applicants. Interviews completed so far: Chris Myers, Cheryl Catlin, Jim Whiteman, Bob Vasquez, and Vince Hornik.

Check the interviews out at http://www.troyneff.com

Your bill for defending the Mayor: $360 an hour!!!!

After stonewalling a civil rights investigation for 10 months, the Finkbeiner Administration has decided to have Toledoans pay $360 an hour for outside legal counsel as the discrimination case heads to federal court.

Is this back-and-forth 'nagging'winter slowly beating you down more than most?

Council assumes control of trash fee

Toledo City Council last night stripped the Finkbeiner administration of its power to establish the city's monthly refuse fee by approving an ordinance that puts the power in its hands.

Should Toledo Pay for the Boyer?

Today in the Toledo Blade's page of opinion there's a piece entitled "Museum ship belongs in historic port. In the article Dick Slawinski remembers how the ships use to come in and of the harbor. He concludes that "Toledo should get behind the effort, physically and financially, so we can uphold a tradition of a fine seaport and show off our museum ship." With the tight budget that Toledo has for police and recent legal actions against the mayor, should Toledo take on this extra expense?

How Much of Your Tax Dollars Have Been Wasted From the 3/4% Tax?

Doomsday vault for world’s seeds is opened under Arctic mountain


Ten tonnes of seeds were deposited hundreds of feet inside a frozen mountain yesterday as part of a scheme to preserve all the world’s crops.

Seeds from varieties of potatoes, barley, lettuce, aubergines, black-eyed pea, sorghum and wheat were among the first to be placed in the doomsday vault inside the Arctic circle.

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)
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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.

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