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New Erie Street Market Twist Explained On The #1 Morning Talk Show On 1370 WSPD Wednesday

NBC 24 reporter Aaron Brilbeck has new details on the Erie Street Market "sale" that's not a sale at all. Aaron will be on with Fred LeFebvre Wednesday morning. Looks like we will still be on the hook for the utilities for some time unless council grows a pair.

UT Students Hold Open Holster Protest

Several students at the University of Toledo are participating in an empty hoster protest this week to recognize the need for students and faculty with Concealed Carry permits to practice their rights at a public university. Protests such as this are occurring across the nation and are sponsored by the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a grassroots organization to shed light on the issue.

Troy Neff Show: Who Do You Think John McCain Will Pick To Be His Running Mate?

Quin Hillyer, senior editor of The American Spectator, gives Troy the inside scoop on all of John McCain's potential running mates.

Quin Hillyer

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Troy Neff Show: George Sarantou, Mike Collins, and Brian Schwartz

Troy welcomes Toledo City Councilmen George Sarantou and Mike Collins along with the Mayor's spokesman, Brian Swartz to discuss Toledo's infrastructure and the possible selling of the Erie Street Market.

George Sarantou

Study: America can afford cap-and-trade

FROM THE HILL:

Gates criticises Air Force role

Defence Secretary Robert Gates has strongly criticised the US Air Force's tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He said asking for extra support had been "like pulling teeth" and accused some military leaders of being "stuck in old ways of doing business".

A Hard Plastic Is Raising Hard Questions

Are toxic plastics lurking in your kitchen?

It’s a question many families are asking after reports last week that a chemical used to make baby bottles, water bottles and food containers is facing increasing scrutiny by health officials in Canada and the United States.

Brazil priest carried aloft by party balloons disappears

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A Roman Catholic priest who floated off under hundreds of helium party balloons was missing Monday off the southern coast of Brazil.

Rescuers in helicopters and small fishing boats were searching off the coast of Santa Catarina state, where pieces of balloons were found.

US military recruits more ex-cons

The US Army and Marine Corps recruited significantly more people with criminal records last year than in 2006, amid pressure to meet combat needs.

Statistics released by a congressional committee show 861 people were granted waivers to enlist, up from 457 in 2007.

The crimes included assault, sex crimes, manslaughter and burglary.

Toledo reports tentative deal to sell Erie Street Market

The California company seeking plans to develop and revitalize the area along Swan Creek near downtown will purchase the troubled Toledo-owned Erie Street Market as part of the project, city officials said yesterday.

Skeldon, Waniewski on Toledo's Most LIstened To Morning Talk Show

Double shot of Tom today with both Tom Skeldon and Tom Waniewski on the show . Both interviews are podcast and available at www.wspd.com The Warden explains his reasoning for the annual door to door campaign and what his authority will allow him to do and not do when it comes to your dog and property.

Teens Who Warmed Up Feces In 7-11 Microwave Captured

SANDY - Three juveniles who were videotaped putting a bag of human feces in a microwave at a Salt Lake area convenience store were arrested on Thursday, police said.

Famed anti-smoker gets prison time (make my day)

I love it. Taken from Forces.org:
ADIOS, Mother-______!!! Don't drop the soap!!

EXTRA: Italian Antismoking Hero Gets Three Years

18th April 2008

Girolamo Sirchia is a perfectly sinister antismoker: hypocritical,
paternalistic, arrogant to the extreme, ex-smoker (the worst kind of
anti), fanatical ideologist, morally clueless, a born crook. He can

Hillary Clinton Still Owes the Toledo Public Schools and University of Toledo money for events

Will Hillary Clinton force us taxpayers to pay for Bill Clinton's visit to the Toledo Technology Academy and the University of Toledo ?

According to Clinton's campaign finance filing on 4/20, she still owes the Toledo Public Schools $4800 dollars. Now I am assuming it was when Bill Clinton was there, because this is the only time that Clinton held an event at the Toledo Public Schools.

Computer Scientist: E-voting paper trails are a bad idea

From CNET.com

PITTSBURGH--Many computer scientists have been arguing for years that electronic voting machines absolutely must sport paper trails that can be verified by the voter and subsequently used in manual recounts.

The story of the mystery postcards sent to central committee members saying the meeting is cancelled

There have been reports of mystery postcards being sent to Republican Central Committee persons the week there was all of that controversy about the meeting. Today I was faxed (the attached post card) from someone in the party today. Please ignore the twisting of the text; this was done by the sender's fax machine. I will try to get a cleaner copy in the next couple of days.

TARTA diesel costs could drive service cuts, hike in fares

Record-high gasoline prices may be prompting more Toledo-area commuters to try the bus, but at the same time, even pricier diesel fuel could lead to higher fares and reduced service.

Knock, Knock....Who's There? Dog Warden, Dog Warden Who?

The dog warden who's looking to make sure your dog is licensed, that's who. Starting tomorrow the Lucas County Dog Warden office will be going door to door to find dogs without licenses. Tom Skeldon will be on with me tomorrow at 7:45 to talk about it.

The "Rust Bowl" Grows

http://tinyurl.com/3qszj2
OR
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/12081...

« Municipalities in Northeast Ohio are in serious trouble as what one area mayor calls "a perfect storm" of fiscal crises sinks city workers' jobs, blows away amenities and threatens to swamp residents with new taxes and fees.

Troy Neff Show: Chris Myers talks Stainbrook

On the show Chris talks John Stainbrook and the Republican Party.

Chris Myers

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