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DELAY IN CONFIRMATION

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City council has delayed confirming Calvin Brown as commissioner of Affirmative Action/Contract Compliance following a councilman

Myers: Toledo Plan has got to go

What do you think?

http://www.thetoledojournal.com/news/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=81367&sID=4

School board candidate Chris Myers says that if elected, he will work to dismantle the Toledo Plan, the controversial teacher hiring/firing program that critics say is racist, sexist and keeps Toledo Schools.

One of the biggest issues that affects the school system is how to hire and pay teachers. We need to move to a more accountable pay system. We can do better and we need to do better. My first priority is academics and we need a good employees working to make academics better.

Myers Recommends Standard Measuring of TPS Student

Toledo, Ohio. Chris Myers, candidate for Toledo Public Schools Board of Education, presents information regarding the TPS current way of measuring student

TPS Press Conference - Tuesday, August 14th

John Foley, TPS Superintendent, opened the press conference at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 14, 2007 by saying that he was disappointed in the results but that TPS had just missed being in Continuous Improvement (CI). As it has been reported TPS attained a 79.1 Performance Index and that an 80 is required to make the CI rating.

Bush Moves To Push Petraeus From Spotlight

The Skinny: White House Wants U.S. General To Testify Privately On Success Of Troop Surge

After months of asking Americans to suspend judgment on the troop surge until hearing a progress report from Gen. David Petraeus next month, the White House proposed keeping the general's report behind closed doors, the Washington Post reports.

The Carty Effect

With all the controversies surrounding Mayor Finkbeiner, I'm curious as to how his current term in office has personally effected your life in Toledo, Ohio Please join me over at Toledo Speaks Out to share your experiences.

City worker accused of DUI to go on trial Oct. 9

"Defense attorneys Alan Konop and Peter Wagner have argued through motions and in several hearings before Judge James Jensen that the blood sample and Breathalyzer tests administered to Mr. Groszewski are not admissible for several reasons, including because they were acquired during the course of an investigation by his employer and not by a police investigation.

WISE WORDS FROM BILL COSBY

WORDS FROM BILL COSBY
Submitted by richbuckeye on Wed, 2007-08-15 15:43.

Bill Cosby hit it right on the nose. Please read below...I think this apples to the problems we have in our schools.

"They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,

Mayor Lays Out Plans for Southwyck

Sobczak told us just last week Mayor Finkbeiner had a meeting with a direct investor concerning Dillard's and the new Southwyck plans. "They seemed to get along very well," described Sobczak. "It was a very amicable meeting and I hope that it will bring good news," he added.

http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=6927616

Wait for it....amicable meeting...wait for it....

Dwayne Morehead QUOTE OF THE WEEK

I had the oppurtunity of running in to Mr Morehead today in the Ivory tower those of you who dont know what the Ivory tower is thats one goverment center I wouldnt have known it was him had it not been for that City ID that he was wearing like a necklace I told him I read about his situation and asked how was he doing he told me he was taking it day by day I also asked him how could he put up with

Why We Still RANT -...nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation -

Shane - This one's for you. THIS is why we are STILL ranting about the smoking ban. It is an infringement of the U.S. Constitution. Our forefathers were specific & careful about how it was worded, to prevent infringements like this.

Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/rightsof/property.htm
Property Rights

The Blade's Courthouse Obsession

I get suspicious and not a little curious whenever the Blade starts printing daily stories and editorials about a particular topic, running it into the ground. The fate of the Seneca County courthouse seems to really be important to them. I'm not the only one; I know Fred talked about this on his show this morning.

Kaptur clause helps to restore funds to St. V's

Article published Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Kaptur clause helps to restore funds to St. V's

By JOSHUA BOAK
BLADE POLITICS WRITER

City disability board 'condemns' mayor

Article published Tuesday, August 14, 2007
City disability board 'condemns' mayor
Use of handicapped parking decried

By TOM TROY
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Shocking electricity prices follow deregulation

When Deborah Jackson opened her electric bill in February, she had no idea it would be a life-changing event.
She and her husband, Patrick, who live in a three-bedroom brick house in East St. Louis, Ill., owed Ameren (AEE) $600.82, up from $172 in January. In March, the tab floated into the stratosphere: $1,024.31.

Common Chemical May Contribute to Several Health Problems (NOT SHS)

http://body.aol.com/news/articles/_a/far-more-exposure-to-harmful-chemic...

Far More Exposure to Harmful Chemicals in Household Cleaners
Common Chemical May Contribute to Several Health Problems
By LIZ SZABO, USA Today
Posted: 2007-08-13 10:54:45

Collective insanity

It has come to my attention that City Council is now preparing to push for Copeland to replace Ludeman as Council President at today's agenda review meeting. Councilman Copeland has his name involved in the illegal actions of his superiors at the Union he is involved in.

UK (again)-Outlaw cars-save a fatass today

Force me to Walk or Run - SAVE a FAT ASS Today ~
Call to ban cars to fight flab

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007370365,00.html

By ONLINE REPORTER
August 13, 2007

CAR exclusion zones should be set up around schools to make families walk as part of a bid to tackle obesity and climate change, a report suggested today.

It's a quagmore and here are the reasons from 1994

Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire in an American Enterprise Institute Interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BEsZMvrq-I

What is your opinion of the mayor closing down the park for the counter protest meeting?

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