Toledo zoo changes and problems. Staff questions new director...

I was talking to a staff member . I live about a mile from the zoo. New ( and highly paid) director Ann Baker has made many changes to the zoo. Animal exhibits are being downsized. Animals that die are not being replaced- gorilla , many more. Animals are given to other zoos with no animal in exchange - one giraffe, many more.
Members are asking about some of the missing favorites -example, the komodo dragon - It's gone!

Only two American citizens can produce a natural born citizen

The Blade has finally gotten around to acknowledging there is a growing controversy over whether or not Obama/Soetoro/Obama is a natural born American citizen. Yet The Blade carries a misleading headline for The Chicago Tribune article published: "Hawaii verifies Obama's U.S. birth." Hawaii hasn't verified anything. However, an individual, Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino, "verified" Obama in apparent contravention of Hawaiian law:

25 Mistakes of Obama's First 100 Days

From Darrin Moore's Notes on Facebook...

I'd be interested in hearing a liberal's side of the argument why these choices are not mistakes but are actually smart moves on Obama's part. Help me understand.

1. Offended the Queen of England

2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia

3. Praised the Marxist Daniel Ortega

4. Kissed Hugo Chavez on the cheek

5. Endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia

6. Announced we would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions

7. Gave away billions to AIG, also without pre-conditions

8. Expanded the bailouts

WSPD's news director quits

I heard that Cassie Wilson resigned. I wonder if this option was presented to her in lieu of Clear Channel's axe?

Bell Reveals New Website

Provides Opportunity for Citizens to Keep in Touch, Contribute, Volunteer

Mike Bell has unveiled a new website for Toledo residents to keep tabs on the progress of the campaign for Toledo’s next Mayor. The website, highlights Bell’s experience as well as key issues he would address if elected, provides an opportunity for voters to ask questions of Mike, voice concerns, volunteer or make a contribution. There are also several links to social media to help keep voters connected.

Politics 101: Don't try to rewrite history with someone who made it

There is something wrong with someone who writes to clarify the record, has the record rewritten on behalf of the “President of the Toledo Board of Education”. That sums up what Steven Steel tries to do in a response from a community member trying to clarify some misconceptions.

Sobczak says Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority runs airports well

Toledo City Council President Mark Sobczak shied away yesterday from the city taking over operations of Toledo Express Airport and Metcalf Field - one of four options proposed by the director of both airports.

"I think the city is probably not best suited to run the airports," Mr. Sobczak said. "The port authority has been doing a good job."

Eric Frankl, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's director of airports, told council it must make a decision on the airports' long-term governance and ownership within six months.

Finkbeiner shuffles legal execs; 'lateral move' is mutual, spokesman says

The Toledo law director and the No. 2 lawyer for the city had their jobs switched yesterday by the Finkbeiner administration - which insisted the shuffle was a "lateral move."

John Madigan - who in January, 2006, was named acting law director and installed permanently in the post at the end of that year - is now general counsel for the city.

Finkbeiner hiring development chief

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is expected to
announce today that he has hired a director for the city department
charged with attracting jobs, assisting businesses, and coordinating
economic development projects.


UT sports betting case getting hotter

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