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Mammogram Assistance Program

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Wanted to spread the word about a free mammogram program.

The Mercy Mammogram Assistance Program is giving away 225 mammograms to women who meet the following criteria:

- 40 years of age or older
- No medical insurance; or
- Underinsured (have an insurance co-pay or deductible beyond your financial means
- No other resource s to pay for a mammogram

Maryland: 13-yr old Tries To Rape Assistant Principal

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Looks like we need to get Joe Clark back into schools.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/16191772/detail.html

Michigan soon to have own smoking ban

Another day more rights lost. Michigan's state senate voted to pass their own form of a smoking ban. All the bill needs is Granholm's signature. All those who thought they could escape Ohio's ban by hoping across the border will soon run out of options. Border bar owners rejoice, high gasoline prices may bring former customers back. Perhaps they will enforce the law as poorly as they do here.

Have you people seen this? Is it for real? .23 cents?

I love Lebron...is this a stunt? Really..take advantage people. Of course the cost of gas to get there iss more than lunch.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2008/05/hey_cleveland_heres_how_to_get.html

Ohio's top court to mull cities' worker residency rules

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday agreed to mull the issue of whether cities may require their employees to live within their borders.

The court agreed to hear appeals of rulings involving the cities of Lima and Akron that struck down a 2006 state law prohibiting residency mandates when it comes to most city employees.

Steel on Paid Sick days. Does this make sense?

My Plea to Republicans: It's Time for Real Change to Avoid Real Disaster

Chris, I won't sign on this year 'till I see most of these 9 points implemented. I hope Rush will put the pressure on McCain now.

My Plea to Republicans: It's Time for Real Change to Avoid Real Disaster
by Newt Gingrich

Intermodal Comes To Wood County Along With 2-3,000 Jobs

I attended a meeting this afternoon at the Wood County offices to hear about the Intermodal facility being built in North Baltimore. This is not a dream, it is a reality. A big, fat, $80 million reality for Wood County. There were a number of Lucas County people there from the private sector, I saw none that I recognized from the Toledo administration or Lucas County.

NCAA reveals APR sanctions (University of Toledo made the list)

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Seventeen Division I-A football programs face penalties for failing to graduate enough players, the NCAA announced Tuesday with the release of its Academic Progress Rates.

TSK, TSK
Here's a list of the 17 Division I-A football programs that were hit with scholarship sanctions. The typical limit is 85.
Akron: Limit of 80 next year
Buffalo: 83
Central Michigan: 83
FAU: 82
FIU: 82

FOX News’ Fred Barnes: Working Class = Lower Class

Talk about “elitism.” Last night while discussing “downscale voters,” salt-of-the-earth FOX News contributor (and Weekly Standard editor) Fred Barnes ridiculed and demeaned working class Americans by making the distinction that they aren’t “lower income,” but rather “lower class.”

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/05/07/fox-news-fred-barnes-working-cl...

Scientists find something good about having a big butt :)

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A type of fat that accumulates around the hips and bottom may actually offer some protection against diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
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They said subcutaneous fat, or fat that collects under the skin, helped to improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar.

Is it over and has the lady sung?

Isn't it time for Hillary Clinton to get her hat out of the ring? George McGovern has abandoned the sinking ship. How many more Hillary Clinton backers do we need to go over to Barack Obama's camp before she gets the message? You done good but now it's over.

Troy Neff Show: Learn more about Troy

On the show today Troy interviews Pat O’Hearn, an aspiring radio talk show host from St. Johns High School. Did you ever wonder about how Troy got the nicknames; The Walking Cure and The B1 Bomber of Morning Radio as well as the reasons behind the vanity plates? This interview tells all!

Troy Neff Show: Oracle of Omaha

Troy talks to Vahan Janjigian the author of "Even Buffett Isn't Perfect: What You Can--and Can't--Learn from the World's Greatest Investor". If your a fan of Warren Edward Buffett you will love this interview.

Vahan Janjigian

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Bob McCloskey gets early release

Bulldog Bob is getting out early. Why ? Don't you think that a public official should be held to a higher standard and serve his full time ?

Conservatives Happier Than Liberals

Individuals with conservative ideologies are happier than liberal-leaners, and new research pinpoints the reason: Conservatives rationalize social and economic inequalities.

Toledo council delays sale of Erie Street Market

Toledo City Council agreed yesterday to keep the Erie Street Market operating for the rest of the year, but postponed a vote on a purchase agreement to sell the building and other city-owned land for a development that would drastically change the city's downtown and Warehouse District.

TV video shows Philly officers kicking, hitting 3 suspects

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PHILADELPHIA - A half-dozen police officers kicked and beat three men pulled from a car during a traffic stop as a TV helicopter taped the confrontation.

The video, shot by WTXF-TV, shows three police cars stopping a car Monday, two days after a city officer was shot to death responding to a bank robbery.

What McCain expects from federal judges

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- John McCain has long rankled social conservatives with his stance on issues such as campaign finance reform and support for some embryonic stem cell research. On Tuesday, he sought to reassure those voters of his conservative credentials as he outlined his philosophy for appointing judges to the federal bench.

Police hunt serial bottom-pincher

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Police are hunting a serial bottom-pincher who has targeted women and girls in a city centre.

The Turkish or Greek-looking man has indecently touched 19 victims, aged 13 to 43, in Manchester over the past 12 months.

The incidents were reported to have happened mainly between 7am and 8am in the Tib Street area.

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