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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.

IS THIS AWARD GOOD FOR THE CITY

Up to $40,000 sought for 'liveable city' push by Toledo
Fund-raising planned for London trip

By TOM TROY
BLADE STAFF WRITER

A committee aiming to bring home the title "world's most liveable city" to Toledo is trying to raise as much as $40,000 to send a delegation to London next month for the awards competition.

What would you do if convicted and sentenced to death for a crime that you did not commit?

CAMPAIGN TO END THE DEATH PENALTY - NATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR
A BROKEN SYSTEM.....CRYING OUT FOR JUSTICE!
The Jena Six. The Lucasville Five. The murder of Stan "Tookie" Williams.
The near execution of Kenneth Foster for driving a car. Our prison system is out of control. What would you do if sentenced to death or life in prison for a crime you didn't commit? It's time for some solutions!

UAW members at Defiance Powertrain foundry reject national GM contract

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House of Representatives Vote -H.R. 3648

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House of Representatives H.R. 3648

A bill declaring that any debt forgiven to homeowners who cannot pay their mortgages will no longer be treated as taxable income. The Senate has yet to consider the measure.

Passed 386-27

Democrats -- Yes: Jones, Kaptur, Kucinich, Ryan, Space, Sutton and Wilson

Study: Tasers Safe for Police to Use

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Study: Tasers Safe for Police to Use

By TIM KLASS
Associated Press Writer

SEATTLE (AP) -- Tasers and similar stun guns, increasingly popular among law enforcement agencies nationwide, are generally safe for police to use, according to new research.

Read the story here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TASER_SAFETY?SITE=OHCOL

GOP debate is today

GOP debate is today
Matthews seeks a perfect question

October 9, 2007

BY JULIE HINDS

FREE PRESS POP CULTURE WRITER

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.

http://wannabemayor.blogspot.com/2007/10/jack-jumps-in.html

Number of homeless families rises

More numbers to ponder

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

HATE CRIME COVER UP @ ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL, TOLEDO, OHIO

TPS HATE CRIME AT ROGERS HS...STAND UP GOOD PEOPLE!

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