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nbc 24 up on it -finkbeiner is not

did you see the nbc 24 report on carty's 100 business list not being accurate...some of the businesses that carty put as working with the city is no longer open...like Janney's Ace...I drove past the old Janney's Ace and have loved what they did with the place...they leveled it...nothing but a bunch of stones and dirt.

Federal Reserve Announces Dynamic Maps and Data on Nonprime Mortgage Loan Conditions

The Federal Reserve System on Tuesday announced the availability of a set
of dynamic maps and data that illustrate subprime and alt-A mortgage loan conditions
across the United States.

Middle East nation may invest here, mayor says

Toledo officials have been courting a Middle
Eastern nation to invest in the city as part of its economic
development efforts, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner said yesterday.


The mayor declined to identify the nation when asked after a
presentation he hosted yesterday regarding regional economic

Washington Local Schools due to get overdue $500,000 held by Toledo

Washington Local Schools soon will receive more than $500,000 that was collected over the past seven years on its behalf by the city of Toledo but never transferred to the school system, Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez said.

Ms. Lopez said after taking office she learned the school district had approved a 100 percent tax abatement Dec. 11, 2000, for what was then DaimlerChrysler Corp.

Truckers Clog New Jersey Turnpike in Price Protest

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Truckers clogged the New Jersey
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


What do you think of this paper?


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.


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.

Collins Corner Newsletter

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




" Connecting
with the Constituents of District 2

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:

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.

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

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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?



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


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

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