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OH Supreme Court backs red-light, speed enforecement cameras


From the Blade: COLUMBUS — In a much anticipated ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court today unanimously upheld the constitutionality of red light and speeding enforcement cameras like those employed by Toledo.

Irish, Finkbeiner and the OBC Strike Again!

Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels! I swear, you cannot take your eyes or ears off of the OBC for a single minute!


Did The Mayor Bail-Out Dreamplex As A Result of Bernard Pete Culp's Support Of The Mayor?

Is it a coincidence that several days after Bernard Pete Culp defends the Mayor that Dreamplex gets a bail-out package from a mysterious source?

George Wallace spoke the truth

Here it is election year and the preceding polls ask us who to vote for. Well, George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, once said, "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans." Here's a take from overseas on American politics.

What Combination Would You Want As President-Vice President From Those Running?

Who Would Make A Better Mayor of Toledo

Who Would You Vote For Today Of Those Still Running For President of the United States


Ronald Reagan Birthday Benefit for Alzheimer's Association

I hope to see you at the Reagan Birthday Benefit! It is for a good cause.

Ronald Reagan Birthday Benefit for Alzheimer's Association
Sponsored by Toledo Young Republicans Club

"We can't help everyone, but we can help someone."

Ronald Reagan

Now that John Edwards has dropped out, if the election was held tomorrow, who would get your vote?

61% (17 votes)
21% (6 votes)
18% (5 votes)
Total votes: 28

Is the Urban Coalition for or against the upcoming school levy?

15% (4 votes)
19% (5 votes)
noncoalition members for levy:
37% (10 votes)
noncoalition members against:
30% (8 votes)
Total votes: 27

Do you believe the mayor discriminates against blacks?

Interesting interviews are transpiring on the Troy Neff Show pertaining to the racial tensions in Toledo.

Check out this audio when Troy asks Art Jones (former city council member) "Do you believe the mayor discriminates against blacks?"

Also listen to the other interviews about this subject at http://www.troyneff.com

Toledo schools levy campaign kicks off, why should we vote for it?


you can read the blade article seems to me like the same old same old, but my question is, what accomplishments have been made to encourage us to vote for it?

Check the bridges you cross

Here is a useful tool to check the condition of bridges you use to go to work or you take on that next trip. Shows when it was last inspected and what the current status and condition that the bridge is in. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21840954

The Key To The Massa's House

By: Bishop Stephen Ward

On January 21 members of the African-American community gathered at the Kitchen For The Poor in support of a chapter of the SCLC being formed here in Toledo. While that press conference was going on...at another MLK event, the massa issued keys to the city.

Recycling Gets Blown to Hell

Well, I just spent about 15 minutes going along my block collecting my recycling (I have two cans, one for mostly newspaper, and the other for everything else).

Game Consoles

I am considering buying a new game console but I am undecided which one. Amongst the 3 leading contenders (X-box360, PS3 or Nitendo Wii) I am leaning towards the PS3. The price tag is a bit steep for my wallet right now ( guess I will wait till my rebate comes in) but the game play looks awsome and I cant wait to play Call Of Duty on it.

Drunk Michigan Man Makes National News

Another person driving with an alcohol level twice the legal limit. Except this guy was driving a tractor to get more wine.


Toledo Board of Education President Steven Steel - conflicted or not?

A lot has been said and written as to whether Steven Steel has a conflict of interest or not, well we did some research.

The Urban Coalition has investigated the situation including the definitions of a Conflict of Interest, Ohio Ethics Commission advisory opinions, the Ohio Revised Code, why public service unions such as the Toledo Federation of Teachers participate in selecting their “bosses” through election and much more.

Old South End on GoogleEarth

I was looking at GoogleEarth, and found they listed churches in my area. I thought it would be neat to include pictures of them, and other public places. I usually get some nephews every other weekend to visit, and one of the things we do is go on a Sunday morning walk. The last couple of times I have taken my camera along, and taken pictures of churches, parks, etc.

'Probable cause' for bias found in cases

"The staff of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission
found "probable cause" that the administration of Mayor Carty
Finkbeiner discriminated against three black city officials when they
were fired last year.

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