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I just got in Toledo after having driven all day from Delray Beach, Florida.
What a great vacation I had. I recommend Florida to anyone.

My plane landed in Orlando about a month ago and I have been having a ball ever since.
Up one coast and down the other.

Florida has it all - you name it.
Fishing, swimming, Disneyworld, Golf, great weather !!!!

Is bottled water healthier?

It's ironic. In many parts of the world, there is no clean drinking water. Here in the U.S., pure, drinkable water flows out of every tap, and yet Americans buy a staggering amount of bottled water. We pay big bucks for it, too — more than $15 billion a year.

Brr... 52nd coldest March ever on record



You global warmers better get on the stick!! Im cold!!

Chevron, Total seek oil deal in Iraq

" BAGHDAD - Oil giants Chevron Corp. and Total have confirmed that they are in discussions with the Iraqi Oil Ministry to increase production in an important oil field in southern Iraq.

The discussions are aimed at finalizing a two-year deal, or technical support agreement, to boost production at the West Qurna Stage 1 oil field near Iraq's second-largest city of Basra.

Strickland vows to veto energy plan

COLUMBUS - Gov. Ted Strickland yesterday vowed to veto a just unveiled Republican energy regulation plan if it reaches his desk.

"The bill allows immediate and unfettered access for FirstEnergy to go to market, exposing businesses and consumers in Cleveland, Toledo, and Akron to the risk of skyrocketing electricity prices," he said.

Who makes the best cars?


Overall, the best cars sold in the U.S. are made by Honda. That's the conclusion of a recent analysis conducted by Consumer Reports that looks at the reliability, performance, fuel economy, comfort, interior fit and finish, and ergonomics of 262 vehicles we've recently tested.

Petraeus Points to War With Iran

The neocons may yet get their war on Iran.

Ever since President Nouri al-Maliki ordered the attacks in Basra on the Mahdi Army, Gen. David Petraeus has been laying the predicate for U.S. air strikes on Iran and a wider war in the Middle East.

lc gop central committee meeting - postponed

the republican central committee meeting was postponed...maybe until the beginning of may...darn I was looking forward to the fireworks.

Troy Neff responds to Fred LeFebvre

Troy responds to Fred Lefebre’s personal attacks on swampbubbles.

To: Fred

E-mail: troy@troyneff.com

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Troy Neff Fox Toledo: What if Mudville Wasn't Downtown?

Earlier this week Fifth-Third Field celebrated its sixth anniversary. Since then thousands of fans have packed the Hen House cheering on the Mudville 9.
Troy looks at what if the Mud Hens had not come downtown to roost in this edition of Rant and Rave.

Should Olympic athletes show their political views at the games ?

Athletes who take Tibet stand 'face Olympic cut'

Past competitors have made statements . Today's athletes should have that option too. This does not make it a crisis just to show an opinion.
Athletes who take Tibet stand 'face Olympic cut'
San Francisco torch runner Michael Andrew reveals a Free Tibet patch
Ashling O’Connor in Beijing

Cheney, Ashcroft, Powell, Tenet, Rice at meetings that approved torture

Top Bush administration officials signed off on using torture against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality. "Who would have thought that in the United States of America in the 21st century, the top officials of the executive branch would routinely gather in the White House to approve torture?"

Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men :)

This story was brought to my attention by chris myers. :)

Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.

For Cadets From West Point, Jersey City Is a Peace Lab

"JERSEY CITY — It sounds at first like a student’s worst nightmare: A long field trip to this gritty, gentrifying and altogether unlikely destination.

While visiting the Loew’s Jersey Theater on Saturday, the cadets checked out a sign dating from World War II.

Meet & Greet #7! "Calling All Creatives!"

if you've been to any one of the previous 6 "Meet & Greets" you know what a great time can be had. http://www.callingallcreatives.com has all the info...
there are a ton of Gallery stops on the Bus Loop, plus Live entertainment, and the chance to meet a ton of new people.. all for free!

See you next friday!

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Doug Haynam and Pete Silverman About Party Turmoil

Continuing to be an outlet for all points of view, Troy welcomes the Chairman of the Republican Party's Central Committee, Doug Haynam, and one of the candidates for the Chairman of the Democratic Party's Central Committee, Pete Silverman, to talk about in-party fighting.

Doug Hayman

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop

Ben joins Troy to talk about skipping the State of the County Event.

Ben Konop

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Climate experts predict temperature drop (Check the date)


Climate experts predict temperature drop

By Paul Eccleston
Last Updated: 2:01pm BST 10/04/2008

But the world is also facing more dramatic rain storm events such as the flooding which hit Britain last summer, scientists war

(I was interested in the story but I noted the date...how does that happen?)

Ex-Congressman Explores Presidential Bid

"Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday he has formed a presidential exploratory committee and may seek the Libertarian party nomination.

"America today faces a grave moral and leadership crisis, and those of us who care about our country's future can no longer sit on the sidelines and remain neutral," Barr told an audience at the Heartland Libertarian Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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