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JUDGE MIKE GOULDING ENDORSED BY TOLEDO POLICE PATROLMAN'S ASSOCIATION

The Toledo Police Patrolman's Association has endorsed Judge Mike Goulding in his effort to retain his seat on the bench at Toledo Municipal Court.

A JUDGE BEING JUDGED

BY BOB STIEGEL
Journal Staff Writer

Municipal Court Judge Robert Christiansen has removed himself from an African ...

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http://www.thetoledojournal.com/News/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=82756&sID=4

Residents to share vision for North Toledo

By MEGHAN GILBERT
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Picture North Toledo in five years. What do you see?

United North wants to know.

POLITICS AS USUAL

The B team finds fresh meat

by Johnny Hildo

published October 3rd 2007

District 4 council candidate Ronnell Traynum is a true political novice. We mean a dripping wet and slap on the tushy neophyte. She

$5,000 for every US baby!

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.

Clinton, her party's front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Leading the charge

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Leading the charge
By Karl Rundgren
Special to Toledo Free Press

Toledoans are used to bearing the brunt of jokes.

Read the story here: http://toledofreepress.com/?id=6460

Aide recalls final trip to District 5 with Paul Gillmor

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Aide recalls final trip to District 5 with Paul Gillmor
By Justin R. Kalmes
Toledo Free Press Metro Editor

U.S. Rep. Paul E. Gillmor spent his final days doing what he loved most about his job as a public servant

Our neighbors to the north face a statewide budget crisis

BY KATHERINE YUNG, ALEJANDRO BODIPO-MEMBA and JUSTIN HYDE

FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITERS

Until late Sunday morning, it was the best-kept secret in Lansing as lawmakers desperately sought to reach a deal to solve the state's budget crisis and avoid a costly and embarrassing government shutdown.

Read the story here: http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071002/BUSINESS06/710020318

Where is Jack?

Was not at the chamber debate. Is not scheduled to be at the Free Press debate? Is Jack running?

""If he would've shown up, I think his chances would have improved," said Ron Rothenbuhler, chairman of the Lucas County Democratic Party."

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071002/NEWS09/71...

Toledo in a Nutshell

Stephen Goldsmith is the Chairman Emeritus of the Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation. While serving two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, Steve earned a national reputation for innovations in government.

Trash fee foes join budget task force

In yet another sign that there's a new sheriff running Toledo City Council, President Michael Ashford has appointed an A-team-dominated group to B-team Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's budget task force.

Toledo Board of REALTORS

Toledo, Ohio. Chris Myers, candidate for Toledo Public Schools Board of Education, is pleased to announce that he accepts the Toledo Board of REALTORS

McCain criticized for religious remarks

WASHINGTON - Several Jewish organizations criticized John McCain on Monday after the Republican candidate said he would prefer a Christian president over someone of a different faith.
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In an interview with Beliefnet, a multi-denominational Web site that covers religion and spirituality, the White House hopeful was asked if a Muslim candidate could be a good president.

Conservatives consider 3rd-party run

Some of the nation's most politically influential conservative Christians, alarmed by the prospect of a Republican presidential nominee who supports abortion rights, are considering backing a third-party candidate.

Criminal Scrappers at it again. Citizens Prevent Disastor

2246 Putnam, last known to be a crack house, vacant since early summer, nearly blew to smithereens at noon today. Why?

Young thieves kicked in the side door in an attempt to steal the copper pipes. Apparently, they had no tools and in the committing of the crime, yanked a natural gas pipe apart spewing natural gas all through the house.................

Bush eyes 'surgical' strikes vs. Iran, sez mag

THE WHITE HOUSE is planning "surgical" strikes in Iran to cripple agents the United States says support Iraqi insurgents fighting American soldiers, a new report says.

An unofficial research question

Does anyone know, aside from me creating a poll if there is any way of determining the ratio of male to female regular posters here? I'm doing some unofficial research on the level of female involvement in online forums.

I'd also be interested in the ratio of male to female lurkers as well, but I think those numbers would be nearly impossible to gauge.

Oh, great! What's next, an invasion of Africa?

The U.S. military has created a new command structure for military operations in Africa, called Africom. I always get nervous when those geniuses in the Pentagon and the White House start looking around for new avenues to explore.

Wounded vets also suffer financial woes

By JEFF DONN and KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press writers 26 minutes ago

TEMECULA, Calif. - He was one of America's first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon. He saw more horrors in Kuwait and Iraq.

Why Will We Vote For Whom We Will

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