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Truckers Clog New Jersey Turnpike in Price Protest

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Truckers clogged the New Jersey
Turnpike
and other highways today, slowing traffic to as low as
20 mph (32 kph) as part of a nationwide protest against surging
diesel fuel prices, a spokesman for the highway said.

Another paper

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What do you think of this paper?

www.midwesturban.com

I ran across this for the first time today.

BP, Husky Energy confirm joint ventures finalised

LONDON (Thomson Financial) - British Petroleum Plc. and Husky Energy Inc. confirmed that the formation of two joint ventures have received the necessary regulatory approvals on schedule.

http://www.forbes.com/afxnewslimited/feeds/afx/2008/04/01/afx4837177.html

Awards that the City of Toledo can apply for

Since Toledo seems to be on an award application spree, I figured I would help out. Here are some awards I found:

Bicycle Friendly Community status.
http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/communities/
http://www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org/apply.cfm

Collins Corner Newsletter

I am not in the Councilmembers district, but, wanted to share the newsletter with those that are.

 

 

Collins
Corner

" Connecting
with the Constituents of District 2

Volume
1, Issue 1 - April 1, 2008

Coming in time for the Christmas Season the Super Pii Pii

This is cool and will make a great stocking stuffer for you Nintendo Wii fans. They say they are still finalizing the physics of the new game, but there is lots of potential.

Hillary's Plan to Pay for Health Care - 10% - 15% of YOUR INCOME

Hillary's Plan to Pay for Health Care - 10% - 15% of YOUR INCOME

Glenn Beck: 19 ought 7 (online transcript)
Audio Available:
http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/8049/?ck=1

March 31, 2008 - 12:32 ET

3rd-graders aimed to hurt teacher

WAYCROSS, Ga. - A group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward, police said Tuesday.
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Congress grills oil execs on high prices

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies were pressed Tuesday to explain the soaring fuel prices amid huge industry profits and why they weren't investing more to develop renewable energy source such as wind and solar.

Troy Neff Show: Floyd Rose Joins Troy to Talk About Race Relations

Troy and Rev. Rose get into a heated discussion about race, war, and other political issues.

Floyd Rose Pt.1

Floyd Rose Pt.2

Check out more interviews @:

MAJOR CITIES HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATES, DETROIT #1

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Seventeen of the nation's 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent, with the lowest graduation rates reported in Detroit, Indianapolis and Cleveland, according to a report released Tuesday.

Mega Casino in Ohio?

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http://www.myohionow.com/

So what are anyone's thoughts about a mega casino in Ohio?

Should we have any casino gambling at all?

What about the idea of allowing only one? Is that fair?

Philadelphia Goes Batshit Insane

http://www.reuters.com/article/gc03/idUSN2830318520080328

By performing this act, the city has just told people to stop paying their mortgages. They also told people to stop paying their property taxes.

(Renters, of course, being second-class citizens, must still pay their rents or they will be evicted.)

Elliot Spitzer exclusive undercover video

This just popped up on YouTube. It is undercover video of Elliot Spitzer before becoming wrapped up in the prostitute investigation. If you look close, I think Kwame Kilpatrick is in the video too.

Should TARTA be an opt in/out service?

Write your own story...this Toledo Zoo Armadillo

Photo Slideshow of the New Cedar Creek Toledo Campus Church

I found this slideshow and thought you may enjoy it. You can see the inside of the new Cedar Creek church.

A new group has formed? Lucas County Republican Party Grassroots Coalition

Apparently a new group/or another group/or a claim of a group was making phone calls encouraging voters to vote for Republican committeemen during the primary almost a month ago. The group is claiming to be the Lucas County Republican Party Grassroots Coalition. If you remember back, there were the Glass City Republicans only formed a year ago and seemed to have gone underground after Joe Kidd did not win the election.

"AMERICA BLOOMS" - Finkbeiner's latest 'feel good' award.

Finkbeiner's latest ?

A $1000 entry fee has been appropriated thru Department of Parks.

Toledo will be entered in another sham contest. It is called "America Blooms". This time the judges will come to Toledo to see for themselves. Three judges will be escorted around Toledo for three days sometime about July 1.

New Casino in Ohio ? Jamie Farr says Yes !

The Resort/Casino will include in phase one:

• Phase one total square footage will be 2,000,000 sq. ft. • 12,000 sq. ft. Kids Quest/Arcade
• Total Casino floor space of 180,000 - 220,000 sq .ft. • A full scale pet resort facility
• Suite style hotel of approximately 1500 rooms • 8,000-10,000 sq. ft. specialty retail
• International full service destination spa • 4000- 5000 slots
• 40,000- 60,000 sq. ft. conference center • Approximately 100 table games
• 3000 car parking garage • 20 table plus poker room

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