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Chris Myers To Host Education Forum in East Toledo

Chris Myers for School Board * Citizens for Myers
1952 Talbot Street * Toledo OH 43613
www.myersforschoolboard.com

MEDIA ALERT August 23, 2007

CONTACT: Chris Myers

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Chris Myers Hosts Education Forum in East Toledo

Toledo, Ohio. Chris Myers, candidate for Toledo Public Schools Board of

Recall petitions burned

I cannot believe what I just heard on the news. Instead of turning in the recall petitions (even though they were short on the number needed) Chad Quigley and Tom Morrisey BURNED THE PETITIONS!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me?

Phishing attack plunders job site

By BRIAN BERGSTEIN, AP Technology Writer Wed Aug 22, 4:59 PM ET

BOSTON - A recently disclosed fraud involving hundreds of thousands of people on the Monster.com jobs Web site reveals the perils of leaving detailed personal information online, security analysts say.

Pave Paradise and put up a strip mall?

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So now Ben Konof wants to sell Centennial Terrace to Jimmy Jackson so he can put in a strip mall - with a drug store!!

Hey Ben, there's a friggin' drug store right across the street!!

Ludeman loses job of Toledo city council chief to Ashford in 7-4 vote

Mr. Ashford, 51, represents District 4, which includes parts of the central city, the old north end, the Lagrange neighborhood, the Old West End, and downtown. He is vice president for urban services for the YMCA of Greater Toledo and director of the Wayman Palmer branch.

Ford Files Petitions

I just heard on WSPD that Jack Ford filed his petitions. What do you think about that?

NAACP official: Vick shouldn't be banned from NFL

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The head of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP said Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has made mistakes but that they should not cost him his football career with the NFL.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/08/22/vick/index.html

Governor declares state of emergency - National Guardmay to be activated

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source: toledoblade.com

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland this morning declared a state of emergency in eight counties in north central Ohio, including Hancock, Putnam, and Wyandot counties, activating state resources like the National Guard to assist with local efforts to deal with near record flooding.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070822/NEWS12/70...

Section 31. Salary and Attendance of Council Members.

From the City of Toledo Municipal Code:

Section 31. Salary and Attendance of Council Members.

Toledo creates an 'arts zone' over 22 blocks downtown

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner announced yesterday the formation of a new downtown arts district to centralize the city's present scene of spread-out studios and galleries and lure new artists to town.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070822/NEWS16/70...

8/21 TPS board meeting

Due to a prescheduled event, I was unable to make it to the meeting tonight. Twila recorded the meeting but the battery died so only the first hour was recorded. You can get the recording at:

http://toledopoliticians.com/partial_8_21_meeting

Anyone attend? What are your impressions and observations.

WILL MICHAEL ASFORD MAKE A GOOD COUNCIL PRESIDENT OR WAS THERE A BETTER CHOICE

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Ashford replaces Ludeman as Toledo council president

Source: toledoblade.com

After a year and a half of being unable to unify, Democrats on Toledo City Council this afternoon came together enough to vote Councilman Michael Ashford as their new president, replacing Republican Rob Ludeman.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070821/NEWS09/70...

We're The Cattle - Zeitgeist The Movie - Quality Film & Will Open Eyes - Education - 9/11 - NWO - Health

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This (these) video (s) are a must see. You'll need a chunk of time to watch them - start with zeitgeitthemovie. It's divided into 3 parts: beginning with a facinating look at religion (then it becomes frightening & disturbing); then 9/11; then A New World Order.

Single Black Female

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me.

Vick to plead guilty in dogfighting case

RICHMOND, Va. - Less than a month after saying he looked forward to clearing his name, Michael Vick now acknowledges the heinous acts associated with his name are true.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback said through a lawyer Monday that he will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, an admission that likely will mean prison time.

Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. quietly stopped selling two brands of dog treats in July, after customers voiced concerns that the Chinese products may have caused their pets to fall ill, but no recall has been announced, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

Public defender budget cuts at issue

A Toledo City Council committee agreed yesterday the city should not cut the 2007 budget of the public defender's office in Toledo Municipal Court - even though city prosecutors appear to be outmanned - because it could trigger a constitutional challenge.

The city prosecutor now has fewer than one lawyer per courtroom, due to budget cuts of the last two years.

Great News! The Obesity Virus Found!!!!!!!!

Alternate thread title: Why I will never again pay any attention whatsoever to any "scientific study".

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http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070820/obesity_vir...

Due to paper trails on voting machines, we may no longer have secret ballots in Ohio

Our Northwest Ohio representatives were instrumental in getting the paper trails added to the computer. Because of this, we may now see how you voted. Check out the CNET report.

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Ohio's method of conducting elections with electronic voting machines appears to have created a true privacy nightmare for state residents: revealing who voted for which candidates.

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