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In 2007

The year wouldn't be complete without a JibJab 2007 Year in Review. And what 2007 Year in Review would be complete without Britney Spears, Alberto Gonzalez, Michael Vick and the almighty iPhone? This funny animation has them all, and so much more!

House Bill 519 Will Make Parents Volunteer at School or Face Fine

It's no secret that schools need volunteers in order to do more for students, but one proposed law in Indiana would make it a requirement for parents to volunteer at their children's school.

Parent Darlene Boyd has been volunteering at her grandchildren's school for six years. If the state legislature passes House Bill 519, she'll have a lot of company, Cleveland station WEWS reports.

50,000 Marchers or more coming to Lima, OH...could this be a repeat of what happened in Jena????

A radio talk-show host pledged to organize 50,000 marchers from across the country to protest a fatal police shooting on the eve of an officer’s trial in Lima, OH.

This could be bigger than the Jena rally!!!!!!

Read more on the Toledo View...it is posted on the main page.


Freinds of Library Book Sale

Friends of Lucas County Public Library are havin' their next book sale this week, and I'm keeping everybody informed as promised. Here's the schedule:

New location! New inventory of used books!

Reynolds Corners Shopping Center,
1301 Reynolds Road (southwest corner of Reynolds Road and Dorr Street)in plaza/strip mall where Food Town used to be.

Woman asks to Have Wrinkles Removed, Wakes Up With Bigger Breasts

German woman who wanted her wrinkles removed was given a boob job instead.

Ingrid Bruelling, 33, wanted doctors to give her breasts firmer skin after she lost 200 pounds on a crash diet.

But when she woke up after the operation, she found that doctors had put in silicone implants, increasing her cup size from a C to a D.

Grungy clothes give away burglar who tried playing dead at Spanish funeral parlour

MADRID, Spain - A burglar who broke into a funeral home in Spain tried to fool police by playing dead, but two things gave him away.

First, he breathed. Second, he wore grungy clothes rather than the Sunday best generally favoured by those settling in for an eternal rest.

Smoking bans boost drink-driving accidents

PARIS (AFP) - A ban on smoking in American bars has caused the number of accidents from drunken driving to surge, researchers have discovered.

US jurisdictions with a smoking ban have seen, on average, a nearly 12-percent rise in the number of drink-related accidents at the wheel, they say in a study released on Wednesday.

Troy Neff Show: Carty Finkbeiner, Lindsay Webb, Ben Konop and Pete Gerken

Troy gets the newsmakers for you. Carty talks about the Blade article concerning a Middle East nation investing in Toledo. Pete and Ben battle over the LCIC and Lindsay Webb requests a greater role for minorities.

Carty Finkbeiner Middle East

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.

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