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Commissioner Konop Proposes Openness and Transparency Reform for County Government

In via e-mail (better late than never):
Commissioner Konop Proposes Openness and Transparency Reform for County Government

Resolution would force disclosure of campaign contributions for those receiving government contracts

National Association of Realtors say Toledo prices drop 13%

The numbers followed regional trends, with the Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor area's median prices falling the most - 16.9 percent - followed by Toledo at 13.8 percent.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/05/12/daily20.html

Wi-Fi Fo Fum... City-wide service is almost done -- at least for Philly

I like my WiFi like everyone else, but if it will drive us to the poor house, well...

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080513/NEWS34/83...

What happened to Ron Paul's campaign?

Whatever happened to Ron Paul's campaign, which seems to have disappeared? Here's one answer: the media in this country buried it. For a look at the power of media persuasion and its ability to focus our attention on whom they want us to look at, check out this clip of the relative popularity of the candidates from another perspective.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=k9nOIusbDwI

Intermodal Update And Some Answers

I had the pleasure of speaking this morning with a number of people actively involved in the intermodal project that is a vision for Toledo Express. I went back and pulled some of handbanana's questions because he seemed a little unsure of how all this would work and confused about the process.

Bob Barr runs for president as Libertarian

The former GOP congressman from Georgia accuses the government of irresponsible spending. He says McCain can't call himself a true conservative. Clinton and Obama campaign in West Virginia.

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barr, a former congressman from Georgia and a former Republican, today announced his candidacy for president as a Libertarian who would rein in federal spending and foreign wars.

North Baltimore rail project may put Wood County village on track

NORTH BALTIMORE — A few years ago, North Baltimore was pumped and primed to bring new businesses to town.

Should Crystal Dixon have been terminated from her job at the University of Toledo ?

Scores are leaving homosexuality

This whole Crystal Dixon item has alot of posts . There is a plethora of websites helping those who want to get out of homosexuality to do so. I simply want to highlight many medical professionals who challenge the dogma that seems to be written in stone that this 'is from birth' .

This week on the Toleo View

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Interviews...

Brandon Tucker - Talks about Toledo's youth.

George Sarantou - Talks about the state of Toledo, and Toledo's future.

Dr. Morris Jenkins - Talks about gangs and the importance of education.

A twist to the story of James Arthur

So we have heard about the story of the Republican precinct chair that lives in Michigan, but won a Toledo seat. His name is James Arthur.

You can read more at:
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080403/NEWS09/80...

Rainy Sunday

As I sit here at Beaner's (err...Biggby's) enjoying a grande size $3.00 Latte (and their Free Wi-Fi) on this Sunday morning, the sound of rain hitting the window panes and the Sweet Jazz emiting from the sound system I am immersed in a Sea of Tranquility far away and outside the world of Political Talking heads on the TV, the reading of the latest escapades of Mayor Finkbeiner in the Toledo Blade

Annoyance Awards

I am awarding the first annual "Annoyance Awards" today. After several weeks of judging, it has become clear who deservedly should win them.

Strickland to be vice presidential choice regardless of nominee?

This in from Real Clear Politics.com:

A footnote: Support is growing in Democratic ranks for Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland as vice president. He would bring to the ticket maturity (66 years old), experience (six terms in Congress) and moderation (rated "A" by the National Rifle Association). He is very popular in Ohio, a state Republicans must carry to elect a president.

Ohio Dems strip attorney general of endorsement

PRESS RELEASE - RESPONSE TO DR. LLOYD JACOBS FIRING CRYSTAL DIXON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2008

WELCOME DONNA!!!!!!!!

hi girls!!!!

Southwyck, or The Moldy Oldies?

It started with this article, http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080507/NEWS16/805070412, in the Toledo Blade. And today we have another reporting the city government gives the management of Southwyck 72 hours to ensure the public is protected from the areas contaminated with asbestos and mold. Is this just another ploy to gain control of the dying mall?

McCain's pastor?

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Gagnon getting a plea deal? Duh, he's in Lucas County!

An Adrian man accused of killing five members of a Maryland family in a wrong-way crash on I-280 will enter a plea Friday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Only in the Lucas County Judicial System can you kill an entire family, get caught red-handed at the scene and get a plea deal.

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