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Bull market in gold creates a strong demand for old dental work

NEW YORK - Dazzled by the bull market in gold, people are digging through drawers for old dental caps, fillings and bridgework they saved years ago and selling them at prices that would make the tooth fairy blush.

Monroe wife sues husband after alleged carrot attack

A Monroe woman is suing her husband because, she says, he threw a carrot at her during an argument, poking out her left eye.

In the lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court on Wednesday, Pamela Vecsey says the injury from by the carrot caused a permanent loss of vision in her eye.

Questions on the “sale” of City properties for future Toledo Riverwalk…

This 'deal' is iffy . Tetra Tech can back out at any time.

Questions on the “sale” of City properties for future Toledo Riverwalk…
They say the devil is in the details and after getting access to some of the details on the possible sale of property to Tetra Tech I have to wonder, Fox Toledo has the documents on line but the basic facts?

Go Ahead and Lift the Cap

Dollars & Sense

Back in January, even before things got really nasty in the Democratic primary, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were already going after each other about taxes and Social Security.


Random thoughts inspired by today's headlines
By Maggie Thurber

District 2 Councilman D. Michael Collins was correct in demanding that Mayor Carty Finkbeiner provide city council with a copy of the Erie Street Market (ESM) business plan because it had already been provided to three members of the general public.

Xunlight Corp. raises $22M to produce solar panels

TOLEDO -- Xunlight Corporation announces it has raised $22 million to produce lightweight and flexible thin film silicon solar modules. The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the area, reports News 11's Shelley Brown.

How many lawsuits have been filed against Toledo?

I know of these suits -

Karen Stranahan has filed b/c of the garbage tax.

The Midwestern Retailers Association filed on April 4th:

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day – Saturday April 26, 2008!

By creating a healing wave of calm around the planet, World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day paints a vision of possibility for humanity each year. Subtly, quietly, providing a profound example to millions who participate or experience it through the media. An annual healing event has quietly spread across the planet. Millions worldwide have experienced the healing benefits of T'ai Chi & Qigong.

Humbugged Nation

"...if you were to peel back the changes that were made in the Consumer Price Index (the inflation rate) going back to the Carter years, you'd see that the CPI would now be 3.5 to 4 percent higher -- meaning that, because of lost CPI increases, Social Security checks would be 70 percent greater than they currently are." The preceding quote is from an excellent article in Harper's Magazine for May,

Stretched to thin

City and County leaders. Lets finish one project at a time. Let us see if the public will support these projects before spending us into a hole we can not recover from.

Trigger-happy in North Toledo

And here I thought that the ariticle/editorial had to do with the recent up tick in the number of gun shots, being heard in the area, especially in the evening.

"THE killing of a dog by a police officer in North Toledo was unjustified for a couple of very good reasons, including public safety, which police are supposed to protect.

Solar firm with UT ties expanding

A start-up solar energy firm with ties to the University of Toledo is to announce this morning that private investors will contribute $22.3 million to enable the metro area to have a second manufacturer of the alternative energy product in a year.

3 ex-city officials sue Toledo, Mayor Each seek $1Million, their former jobs

Go to the attached link for the story or Section B page 3 of the Toledo Blade


Lying? Your face will give you away: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Liars might think they are good at covering up their deceit but a new Canadian study shows there's one thing they can't control that will give them away -- flashes of emotion in their faces.

Troy Neff Show: Keith Wilkowski plans to run for mayor.

Troy Neff Show: Keith Wilkowski plans to run for mayor.

Keith Wilkowski spoke first on the Troy Neff Show regarding his plans to run for mayor.

Keith Wilkowski



Church applies for drinks licence

A vicar is to apply for a drinks licence so he can sell wine and beer at his small village church.

The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth could be made licensee of St Peter ad Vincula Church in Pennal, near Machynlleth, close to the Powys-Gwynedd border.

He joked that there were plans to serve more than just spirits, though, with lager and wine on the menu too.

Md. officials propose rationing inmates' toilet paper

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Labor leaders are recommending that Montgomery County ration toilet paper for inmates to help save costs. The request comes as council members try to resolve a $297 million budget deficit.

The president of the union that represents Montgomery County government employees has given council members a six-page memo of recommended budget cuts suggested by some of the workers.

Fred LeFebvre of 1370 WSPD Is Hooked On Posting

Intelligent interview with candidate for mayor of Toledo. Keith Wilkowski says he wants to be mayor of the city of Toledo. Yes it's early at 18 months but don't expect tv spots or constant press conferences just yet. Wilkowski wants to build an organization and funds for the expected run. Listen to the interview on the podcast page at www.wspd.com later today.

Stainbrook Police report and story

I was faxed a copy of the police report. There are some interesting details in here about steamy windows and a belt. I will tell you a story if I have time later tonight about my run in with the UT police in 2000 and you can compare and contrast situations.

You can read the Toledo Free Press story at:

Toledo Blade Story:

Waxman Sham Hearing Distorts Abstinence Education Benefits

Waxman Sham Hearing Distorts Abstinence Education Benefits

"Chairman Henry Waxman's hostility to abstinence education, heedless of studies showing positive outcomes, is exhibited by this biased hearing. Chairman Waxman invited seven witnesses who are ideologically opposed to abstinence education, and only two witnesses in favor of abstinence education programs.

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