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Mayoral candidate sues Columbus schools

Mayoral candidate sues Columbus schools
Funding unfair to to poor-performing schools, Todd says
Monday, September 17, 2007 3:43 PM

Republican mayoral candidate William M. Todd filed a lawsuit today on behalf of five Columbus school-district residents, charging that the district shortchanges poor-performing schools.

It's Time for Greenspan to Shut up!

Al - find a happy place and stay there. You're no longer the Fed Chairmen, so stop commenting. You're now turning into the Britney Spears of Fed Policy, you're no longer center stage. Deal with it!

The Cretin Hop

Excerpt from Greg Gutfeld's article in the American Spectator:

A progressive is just a mugger who can't afford a weapon.

Guilani vs. Clinton (Too early?)

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=070914213158.c5ecldek&show_artic...

Is it me or does anyone else think it's way too early for two candidates from opposite sides to begin squabbling. After all neither has yet to prove that they will even be the nominee for their respective parties.

MikeyA

Beaners Coffee To Change Name

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The Toledo Blade reported today that Beaner's Coffee will effectively change their name to Biggby Coffee by Jan.31.

The article says, "The original name is likened to "bean-eater" by some, and is considered disparaging to Mexicans and other Hispanics."

Toledo may use eminent domain to build road through Southwyck

More than once, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner has stood in front of brightly painted architectural drawings depicting an excited, transformed

UK:Fat kids taken away from parents

Countdown until the nanny-state lovers show up to say they think this is a wonderful idea: 10-9-8-7-6-

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3 KIDS IN CARE FOR BEING FAT
By Kevin Widdop

THREE children have been taken away from their parents and put into council care because they are TOO FAT, the News of the World can reveal.

Is this legal?

Stopping into a Downtown carry-out today I was suprised to see the following transaction:

The customer (whose appearence led me to believe he was a street indigent) handed the clerk a $1.00 bill. In return the clerk pulled three individual Newports from an open pack and handed them to the customer. This appeared to be a common transaction and not a 1 time sale.

Sylvania to Create Gateway District

WSPD is reporting that "Sylvania to Create Gateway District"

http://www.wspd.com/cc-common/news/sections/local/?newsart=4

Totally disappointed at a High School <TPS> Open House 9/12/07

I went to my daughter's open house at a TPS High School and was so disappointed. Its no wonder the school's aren't fairing well.
As we pulled in it appeared to me the place was going to be packed, good turn out. As we visited my daughter's classes one by one, I was amazed to see that it was usually us alone in a class room, just 2 of the classes had another set of parents.

Fast food may be limited on west coast

California, of course)
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Limits proposed on fast-food restaurants
The Los Angeles Times ^ | Tami Abdollah

As America gets fatter, policymakers are seeking creative approaches to legislating health. They may have entered the school cafeteria -- and now they're eyeing your neighborhood.

DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN WHATS THE BEST FIT FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

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Editor's Note: In 2004, Black people voted 89 percent for the Democratic presidential candidate and 10 percent for Bush. Some pundits argue that the Democratic Party is the best hope for African-Americans, given the chilling Right Wing bent of Republicans. ...

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http://thetoledojournal.com/News/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=14121&sID=3

One of top legal thinkers in America fired for "liberal" political views

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This just in: According to Brian Leiter

Why doesn't the GOP want Ohio's voting machines tested?

Ohio Republicans have blocked a proposal to test electronic voting machines prior to the 2008 presidential primary.

Lucas County development exec grilled over jobs

Shawn Ferguson entered the Lucas County commissioners' chambers yesterday as a bearer of good news: A local company receiving a tax abatement volunteered to donate money to Toledo Public Schools and Spencer Township.

Prelim Results

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Registered Voters 99765 - Cards Cast 7287 7.30% Num. Report Precinct 171 - Num. Reporting 171 100.00%

Council District 2
Total
Number of Precincts 64
Precincts Reporting 64 100.0 %
Total Votes 3299
MOLLY MCHUGH BRANYAN 704 21.34%
D. MICHAEL COLLINS 523 15.85%
ED CICHY 467 14.16%
JEFF SIMPSON 389 11.79%
JOE KIDD 374 11.34%
KAREN SHANAHAN 272 8.24%
MARIO CAMPOS 216 6.55%

9/11 Primary Elections Results Discussion - Turnout, winners, losers - your thoughts

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Turnout comments? Winners, losers, surprises, and let's toss in the kitchen sink. What are your thoughts?

Casinos have paid over $1 billion in taxes and fees to Detroit

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DETROIT

Toledo Blade Boulevard widening runs short of cash

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Growth revenues are not going to be enough to pay for the widening of Toledo Blade Boulevard next year. But that will not stop North Port, FL from spending $23 million to ease congestion on the busy road connecting U.S. 41 in Charlotte County to Interstate 75 in the eastern part of the city.

Out of Control Mayors Cost Taxpayers

A Wayne County jury today found Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the city liable for unfairly punishing two police officers who probed reports of bad behavior by the mayor and his police body guards, and awarded them $6.5 million, plus interest from 2003.

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070911/UPDATE/709110411

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