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District 2 City Council Forum

The Walbridge Advisory Park Board is hosting a district 2 city council candidate forum on October 23 at 6:30 pm. The event will be held in the Walbridge Park Shelter house.

Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Former Vice President Al Gore was named joint winner of Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his environmental activism, likely increasing pressure from his supporters to enter the race for the White House...[more]

Ethanol Industry Is Losing Clout In Congress as Food Prices Climb

The stalling ethanol industry wants Congress to mandate greater use of the biofuel. But many of the industry's former friends have turned against it amid soaring prices for corn and other grains.

The Odyssey Years

By DAVID BROOKS
Published: October 9, 2007, NY Times

There used to be four common life phases: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Now, there are at least six: childhood, adolescence, odyssey, adulthood, active retirement and old age. Of the new ones, the least understood is odyssey, the decade of wandering that frequently occurs between adolescence and adulthood.

Voinovich hears pleas for federal aid on infrastructure projects

Mr. Voinovich met with government and economic development leaders from northwest Ohio yesterday for a single purpose: to gauge which of their infrastructure projects most deserve federal funding.

But during the meeting, Mr. Voinovich offered an array of anecdotes that fell on all sides of the political aisle, including his quasiprediction for the country's next commander in chief.

Coulter draws fire over remarks about Jews

Conservative author offends CNBC host Donny Deutsch with comment

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Coulter on Jews
Conservative author Ann Coulter tells CNBC host Donny Deutsch that Christians just want Jews "to be perfected," left. In the clip below, she explains her remarks.

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CNBC video

Coulter explains herself

"A Broken System....Crying our for Justice."

Regardless of ones opinion of Tookie's remorse and/or guilt, this nation incarcerates more of its citizens then any other country in the world.

According to Homeland security, NASCAR fan's have hepatitis

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According to a Charlotte.com article House staffer from Homeland Security were ordered to get hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and influenza immunizations before going to Lowe's Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500 and the UAW-Ford 500 events.

Scott High School Alumni Association moving forward with New Campaign

Contact: Zahra A. Collins
Mobile: 419. 450. 0024
Email: ScottAlumni@Gmail.com

Scott High School Alumni Association moving forward with New Campaign
"Save Our Scott; Save Our Community"
Forum Scheduled For Pubic To Voice Concerns

Myers Proposes YES Program to Encourage TPS Students to Become Teachers

Toledo, Ohio. Chris Myers, candidate for Toledo Public Schools Board of Education, proposes the establishment of a Young Educators Society (YES) chapter in Toledo to encourage our children to enter the teaching profession. YES works with local business and university communities to encourage minorities, males and all students to become teachers, and nurtures them in the process.

A new look and feel for the City web site

The city web site has been revamped and there is much to explore.

What do we think of it?

http://www.ci.toledo.oh.us

Noose Left on Black Professor's Door at Columbia's Teachers College

NEW YORK -- The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the case of a hangman's noose found at Teachers College at Columbia University.

Professor Madonna G. Constantine found the noose hanging on her office door at a campus building on West 120th Street, police said.

Romney, Giuliani spar over budgets

By Sasha Issenberg, Globe Staff | October 10, 2007

DEARBORN, Mich. - Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani tangled over their records on managing budgets in a debate yesterday among Republican presidential candidates as each tried to undermine the other's claim to the GOP's heritage of fiscal conservatism.

Ohio's urban schools pull ahead faster than the pack

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They've improved student test scores at a pace easily ahead of the state average, and they've climbed several rungs on Ohio's steep ladder of academic rankings.

Ivy-covered private schools? Hardly.

Sprawling suburban campuses? Guess again.

Save Our Scott, Save Our Community

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In by e-mail: On October 18, 2007 at 6:30pm the Scott alumni is sponsoring a community forum entitled "Save Our Scott, Save Our Community" in the Scott High School Cafeteria. Please spread the word.

Purdue Coach Toledo Fan

Joe Tiller is a Toledo native but said he was not an Ohio State fan growing up.

"I was a University of Toledo fan," he said. "Columbus was a long way away for me.

http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/football/stories/2007/10/7/...

Brothers in yarns

UT Grad Shantanu Mehra's S&N store is making it big in India

" Mumbai fashion is in store for a heavy dose of S&N; the designer brothers from the Capital, Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra, have just opened a yawning flagship store here.

Konop says he was left out of China dealings

Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop said he's been upset for months over the county's top economic development executive's refusal to help him attract $3 million from Chinese investors for local businesses.

But what Mr. Konop didn't know was just how much help he could have received.

CT AG Calls AEP Settlement 'Huge, Historic'

WASHINGTON -- A big power company accused of spreading smog and acid rain across a dozen states agreed Tuesday to pay at least $4.6 billion to cut chemical emissions in what the government called the nation's largest environmental settlement.

White House leaked classified info to FOX News, tipped off al Qaeda to secret surveillance, destroyed year-long spy effort

From Joe over at AMERICAblog...
http://www.americablog.com/2007/10/bush-staff-revealed-surveillance-of-a...

Can't the Whitehouse ever do anything right? Why must it politicize everything? First they out an undercover CIA agent and now they blowing the fact that we have the inside intel on a terrorist web site.

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