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Toledo City Council to vote on land-contract bill

A bill scheduled for a vote tomorrow in Toledo City Council would give housing advocates their first success in a long quest to require presale inspections of homes in Toledo.

The ordinance would require all houses sold through land contract - a small percentage of all home sales - to be inspected, and any flaws corrected, before the sale could be recorded.

CITY OF TOLEDO HARASSING POLICE OFFICER

BY JOURNAL STAFF

Veteran city police Officer Melvin Woods says police are harassing him

Konop drafts resolution to monitor LCIC progress

The growing public debate over economic development in Lucas County is heading for a vote.

Frustrated over what he said is a lack of urgency to create jobs on the part of the Lucas County Improvement Corp. and its chief executive officer, Shawn Ferguson, County Commissioner Ben Konop drafted a resolution establishing criteria for measuring their development efforts.

Recession in Toledo? How're we doing, folks?

I am reading that the overall U.S. economy is doing great. But my perception is that the economy is in the toilet here in Toledo. What's up with this disparity?

Ex-general: 'No end in sight' in Iraq

ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. mission in Iraq is a "nightmare with no end in sight" because of political misjudgments after the fall of Saddam Hussein that continue today, a former chief of U.S.-led forces said Friday.

Top Jim Bishop Campaign Aide's DUI Trial

The top campaign aide to Toledo Municipal Court Judicial Candidate, Jim Bishop, was supposed to begin his trial in Judge Jensen's court last Tuesday, October 9th. Campaign aide, Gary Groszewski was facing a possible 18 months in prison for his 16th DUI conviction.

Central Catholic's new athletic field

Any one on the board within a four block area of the new athletic field and enjoying the sound level from the PA system?

I am in my basement three blocks away and I can hear the Friday night game as if I was there in the bleachers.

Laughed till I cried

You have to read this. I did, I laughed till I cried. This is hysterical.

http://www.toledofreepress.com/?id=6530

LIGHTING THE FUSE
Michael S. Miller

To Michael Miller:
I saw your segment on Fox's

DOES THIS SEEM FAIR

Mychal Bell of 'Jena 6' ordered to juvenile facilityStory Highlights
Source: Judge rules Mychal Bell violated probation for earlier juvenile convictions

Bell, 17, was freed after adult conviction for beating a classmate was overturned

Source: Bell now must spend 18 months in a juvenile facility

The teen, who is black, is accused of beating a white classmate last December

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

CNBC video
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.

CNBC

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

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