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GOP debate is today

GOP debate is today
Matthews seeks a perfect question

October 9, 2007



Chris Matthews arrived Monday morning in Detroit with preparation for today's Republican presidential debate in Dearborn on his mind.

Read the story here: http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071009/ENT03/710090363/1035

Concrete slab falls from Municipal Court building

Reading the Blade article this morning on the Municipal Court building, a concrete slab fell from the top to the ground shattering on impact. Luckily it was yesterday and the Court was closed. Had it been a normal work day, the likelyhood that someone could have been killed or injured would have been much, much higher.

I share my thoughts on this at www.wannabemayor.blogspot.com

Jack 3 for chage?

I was reading the Chad Q posting about Jack Ford's press conference, is he reformed? Is Jack now part of 3 for Change? Sounds like it.


Number of homeless families rises

More numbers to ponder

About 1,800 homeless families were in Massachusetts shelters last week



House hunters find "buyer's paradise" in Detroit

DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - Robert Neal is in heaven. "This is not a buyer's market, this is a buyer's paradise," said the 37-year-old former auto worker as he waited for a foreclosure auction to start in this Detroit suburb.

Sweetheart deals not in union pacts

Article published Sunday, October 7, 2007
Sweetheart deals not in union pacts

Your Sept. 27 editorial titled "No more sweetheart deals" could not have been more incorrect in both its facts and its conclusions.

When labor negotiations between the City of Toledo and AFSCME Local 7 reached an impasse in 1996, a factfinder was selected to hear both sides and issue a report.

Ronnell Traynum announces new Web site

Ronnell Traynum has launched her new Web site. Visit it at http://www.TraynumForCouncil.com


I'm glad to see Affirmative Action as worked out so well for the white guy...


Children's Health CareA less than compassionate veto from Bush

For six years now, Republicans and Democrats alike have waited for President Bush to tap into his inner fiscal conservative.

The wait is over. And the timing could hardly be worse.

The Best Candidate for the Toledo Board of Education with a 8 Point Plan

News Release

October 4, 2007

Cheryl Catlin endorsed by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Toledo businesses support education reform.

Toledo, Ohio

Consultant's 'tough sell' is to spotlight Hillary's faith

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - After sitting through 17 lectures - most of them truly informative and fascinating - over 3 1/2 days last week, the most memorable news tidbit I brought home from the Religion Newswriters Association's annual conference is this: Hillary Clinton is deeply religious.

The Docks in the crosshairs

I see Carty and crew have found the last remaining successful venue still standing in Toledo.

whudafxup ? ? ? how can the FCC allow that on TV ? ? ?

I curse more than the average guy. I also enjoy crass television shows and enjoyed this week's South Park where Cartman fakes having Tourettes so he can curse with immunity. IMHO, it's the funniest show they've done to date.

My point is that I'm not easily offended by words. At the same time I don't necessarilly want to review the many uses of the word f*** with my 11-year old son.

What's in a name?

Around town I've seen signs (albeit hastily stuck in the right-of-way) for school board candidate Ted Jobe.

Consciously or subconsciously, how do you think his last name will affect voters with all the coverage of Robert Jobe (regardless if they are actually related or not)?

Woman Faces The Music, Loses Download Case


Woman Faces The Music, Loses Download Case
Jury Finds Minn. Woman Violated Copyright Law, Orders Her To Pay Record Companies $220K

(AP) The recording industry won a key fight Thursday against illegal music downloading when a federal jury found a Minnesota woman shared copyrighted music online and levied $222,000 in damages against her.

Bush: Jobs report shows "vibrant" economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Friday the latest employment report showed a "vibrant and strong" economy.

Read the story here: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0539521620071005?feedType=RS...

With the recent news that electric costs will be increasing, how will this impact your vote on levies on the November ballot

FirstEnergy CEO (Toledo Edison parent):"Under any scenario you go with, rates are going to increase,"

COLUMBUS - Electric bills are going up whether lawmakers approve the governor's energy proposal or not, but they'll go up even more if legislators stick to a plan to increase requirements for renewable and advanced sources of energy, the chief of the FirstEnergy utility company said Thursday.

Fall for Paws

Barking good time for entire family.


4 Paws Sake, Inc. is a group of volunteer dog lovers whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately to re-home abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. We also assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners.

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