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Community Organization/Solidarity Picnic Meeting April 24, 2008

This Spring/Summer Bethany Lutheran Church is sponsoring the largest intercommunity organizational picnic of its kind in the area to be held in front of the old DeVilbiss High School (3301 Upton Avenue near Central Avenue - Toledo, Ohio).

Sam's Club, Costco limit rice purchases as prices rise

By MARCUS KABEL, AP Business Writer 1 hour, 1 minute ago

The two biggest U.S. warehouse retail chains are limiting how much rice customers can buy because of what Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., called on Wednesday "recent supply and demand trends."

The broader chain of Wal-Mart stores has no plans to limit food purchases, however.

Mother's diet can help determine sex of child: study

PARIS (AFP) - Oysters may excite the libido, but there is nothing like a hearty breakfast laced with sugar to boost a woman's chances of conceiving a son, according to a study released Wednesday.
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#1 Morning Talk Show On WSPD To Host Brian McMahon

Thursday morning Brian McMahon of Danberry Realty will be my guest to discuss recent developements the WSPD News Department has uncovered regarding property near Toledo Express. For the last two years at least I have suggested as have others that we should look at an intermodal facility at the airport.

John Foley

Any thoughts on the interview with John Foley on the Toledo View?

Those that heard it, what are your thoughts????

Those that did not, you may go to the Toledo View to listen.

www.toledoview.com

#1 Morning Talk Show Gets Results Again

Coincidence?

McCain Raises $400K in Toledo

Sen. McCain raised $400,00 at an event held at the Toledo Club Tuesday evening. What does this mean for the voter of average means? To me, it shows that Sen. McCain will not be as eager to represent the average person’s issues as president as he may claim during the campaign.

Toledo city council tables vote on trash tax exemption

A Toledo councilman wants the 19,300 senior citizens in Toledo who own homes to be exempted from paying the city's controversial trash fee - even though the current monthly fee eventually will drop to zero for people who recycle at the curbside.

Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

John Foley Interview

The interview link with John Foley has been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience. You may now log onto the Toledo View to hear the entire interview with Mr. Foley.

In the interview, TPS Superintendent, John Foley - Sets the record straight about TPS, Scott High School and much more!

To listen, log onto...

www.toledoview.com

New Erie Street Market Twist Explained On The #1 Morning Talk Show On 1370 WSPD Wednesday

NBC 24 reporter Aaron Brilbeck has new details on the Erie Street Market "sale" that's not a sale at all. Aaron will be on with Fred LeFebvre Wednesday morning. Looks like we will still be on the hook for the utilities for some time unless council grows a pair.

UT Students Hold Open Holster Protest

Several students at the University of Toledo are participating in an empty hoster protest this week to recognize the need for students and faculty with Concealed Carry permits to practice their rights at a public university. Protests such as this are occurring across the nation and are sponsored by the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a grassroots organization to shed light on the issue.

Troy Neff Show: Who Do You Think John McCain Will Pick To Be His Running Mate?

Quin Hillyer, senior editor of The American Spectator, gives Troy the inside scoop on all of John McCain's potential running mates.

Quin Hillyer

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Troy Neff Show: George Sarantou, Mike Collins, and Brian Schwartz

Troy welcomes Toledo City Councilmen George Sarantou and Mike Collins along with the Mayor's spokesman, Brian Swartz to discuss Toledo's infrastructure and the possible selling of the Erie Street Market.

George Sarantou

Study: America can afford cap-and-trade

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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.

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