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When rights turn to 'privileges' (article)

colorado voices
Property rights become privileges
By Mark Hillman
08/29/2007

Anyone who has grown up on a farm or ranch hears this maxim: "Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you."

A farmer or rancher who doesn't take care of the soil will soon find that the soil won't produce enough to make ends meet.

Answers awaited on Dems' meeting

The charter indicates that council is nonpartisan since ballots for election have no partisan identification.

So when the eight-person Democratic majority gathered last week to address internal party rancor, Mrs. Shultz concluded they held a clandestine session in violation of Ohio's open-meetings law.

X Marks The Spot-woman told where to smoke in her own garden

No doubt coming soon to a state you choose to reside in:

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Woman banned from smoking in own garden
The Local ^ | 23rd August 2007 | Paul O'Mahony

Vick to plead guilty in dogfighting case

RICHMOND, Va. - Less than a month after saying he looked forward to clearing his name, Michael Vick now acknowledges the heinous acts associated with his name are true.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback said through a lawyer Monday that he will plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, an admission that likely will mean prison time.

Public defender budget cuts at issue

A Toledo City Council committee agreed yesterday the city should not cut the 2007 budget of the public defender's office in Toledo Municipal Court - even though city prosecutors appear to be outmanned - because it could trigger a constitutional challenge.

The city prosecutor now has fewer than one lawyer per courtroom, due to budget cuts of the last two years.

How should police handle high speed pursuits?

Shakedown at Ottawa Park

Today was the City Wide Block Watch Picnic held at Ottawa Park. Since it was held on city property, I assumed that it was OK to pass out literature for Cheryl Catlin's campaign for the Toledo School Board. Wrong! We were first told that we could not pass out literature. So we stopped. We were then told that we could not actively campaign, such as talking to people.

City worker accused of DUI to go on trial Oct. 9

"Defense attorneys Alan Konop and Peter Wagner have argued through motions and in several hearings before Judge James Jensen that the blood sample and Breathalyzer tests administered to Mr. Groszewski are not admissible for several reasons, including because they were acquired during the course of an investigation by his employer and not by a police investigation.

TOLEDO POLICE SEEKING THIS MAN

Toledo Police are seeking this man, Karl Jeffery Johnson,(50) of Toledo in connection with a warrant issued for his arrest today. This warrant is in connection with the assault on Karen Quigley Of Putnam st. Toledo. If you have any information or know the whereabouts of this individual, please contact the Toledo Police at once. He is to be considered Armed and Dangerous.

13abc catches Carty parking in handicap spot, left dog in car

13abc is reporting that Carty was ticketed for parking in handicap spot and he also left dog in car. Carty said he parked there because his dog was in the car and the spot had shade and the spaces were empty. He said he was getting treatment for a partially torn Achilles tendon. He said he would pay the ticket. He did not have a handicap sticker.

Toledo gets it's pitbull ordinance upheld by the Ohio supremes -- big day for NWO in Columbus, eh?

I've never had a pit bull as a pet. However, I can see how people could get very emotional about this issue. What do you do if you have a pit bull?

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070801/NEWS24/70...

Dwayne Morehead given 30-day suspension

By: The Toledo Journal
The Toledo Journal
Originally posted 7/17/2007

BY BOB STIEGEL
Journal Staff Writer

Dwayne Morehead told The Journal last May that Mayor Carty Finkbeiner was arranging to have him fired. A letter he recently received from the mayor

2 candidates are accused of election law violations

"By JOSHUA BOAK
BLADE POLITICS WRITER

Along with the handshakes, fund-raisers, and paperwork of campaign season come accusations of state election law violations.

At least two candidates have complaints filed against them with the Ohio Elections Commission.

Grilling banned in Penn. town-one person didn't like it

The complaints of ONE PERSON caused this to take effect.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_516888....

I know what you're going to say, well, it's ONLY after 8 PM. When does it get dark during the summer, for God's sake? Ridiculous.

Hard to believe there are places/people like this...

Fireworks

For the last hour and a half I have had to endure a constant barrage of fireworks from both east, west, and south. Nothing to the north. Anyone else hearing this?

The number of police that is adequate to maintain security

From an outside in perspective, the Toledo police seem to be above legitimate criticism because of the nature of their job (and the union). No layoffs can ever happen and their employee numbers are never high enough by their standards even though the police waste tax money and resources just like every other bloated gov service does.

Berkeley outlaws 'bad street behavior'

Hey! What happened to the hippie days? >:(

BERKELEY - Council passes plan to stop bad street behavior
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2007 | carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Jersey trying to outlaw smoking in cars

They never stop.

"New Jersey lawmakers today will look to stomp out smokers lighting up in cars with minors, as they take up a bill aimed at protecting youth from secondhand smoke by banning the practice and levying $100 fines."

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070607/NEW...

How Does A Young Mother Handle Misdemeanor Assault Charges?

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