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A recipe for national health: more Colin, less Rice

"Colin Powell, former secretary of state, isn't stalling when it comes to speaking his mind on closing down the naval base at Guantanamo Bay unlike his successor, Condeeleezza Rice who approaches Gitmo the way most of us approach doing our taxes.

Ben-Gay Alert

From Fox News:

A budding teenage athlete has died after 'overdosing' on a common topical muscle cream.

The medical examiner announced on Thursday that the 17-year-old track star, Arielle Newman of Castleton Corners, N.Y., died from a toxic dose of sports cream, the Staten Island Advance reported.

Only 6 months into term Democrat indicted on corruption

Is there a new culture of corruption in Washington? Oh wait that is only said when Republicans are in power.

Strike 1:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0606/p02s02-uspo.html

Strike 2:
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070512/NEWS07/70512036...
Congress approval rating at 35%

Strike 3:
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Libby Sentenced to 2 1/2 Years in Prison

Libby Sentenced to 2 1/2 Years in Prison

Read the story here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CIA_LEAK_TRIAL?SITE=OHCOL&SECTION...

Happy Memorial Day to all

And please make sure it's a safe one, Folks.

;^)

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Muslim surgeon trumpets need for religious harmony

"Dr. Amjad Hussain, professor emeritus of thoracic surgery at the former Medical College of Ohio and a Blade columnist, was a commencement speaker earlier this month at the University of Toledo

"There's no huge retirement savings crisis,"

"Many in U.S. saving too much for retirement, econ prof says"

"One who shares his view that Americans are doing a better job of saving than the industry typically proclaims is John Karl Scholz, economics professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

"There's no huge retirement savings crisis," Mr. Scholz said.

Senators versus Governors

I came across this column and thought it raised an interesting point in the selection of senators versus governors as presidents.

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/column.aspx?UrlTitle=%e2%80%9cthe_sen...

Web Of Terror: Link in Toledo

Forbes: We can't take too much comfort from the fact that these particular schemes were thwarted. The plans live on. Once an idea enters cyberspace, it exists indefinitely within the online jihadist community. Any terrorist can take a proposed target or tactic and pick up the plan where a captured terrorist left off.

Local BP refinery partially responsible for high gas prices

From Bloomberg - Oil Trades Little Changed After Rising on Fuel Stockpile Drop

A unit at BP Plc's 160,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Toledo, Ohio, has been shut since a steam loss was discovered April 21, a person familiar with the plant said yesterday.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aZBYOH4oJ6F0&refer=e...

BlackBerry Shuts Down for Hours

OTTAWA, April 18 — Technical problems at Research in Motion cut off wireless e-mail service to millions of users of its BlackBerry hand-held devices in the United States for more than 10 hours overnight.

Melamine in pet food expands recall

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Melamine in pet food expands recall

WASHINGTON

Virginia Tech Rampage Hits Home

Say some prayers tonight for the family please.

A former Toledoan who graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1980 died in the shooting yesterday at Virginia Tech.

Kevin Granata's parents were informed of his death last evening, and they and other family members are in Virginia, said his brother, Paul Granata of Toledo.

Retooling Labor: Unions reach out to different sets of workers, offer new services to offset membership losses

TOLEDO ? Trying to stop the erosion in union membership, leaders of organized labor are looking beyond their core auto and steel industries to recruit service workers making low wages and professionals worried about losing their health care. The new faces of unions are immigrants working at construction sites, hospital nurses, parking-lot attendants, mechanics and casino dealers ?

Do we really want Socialized medicine

I recently read on Maggie Thurber

Reminder: Scalia at UT on Tuesday

College of Law to welcome U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on March 13, 2007

The University of Toledo College of Law is honored to welcome United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as part of its Centennial Speaker Series. He will give a public talk on March 13, 2007, at 2 p.m. in Doermann Theater on The University of Toledo campus.

Justice Dept.: FBI Misused Patriot Act

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NATIONAL_SECURITY_LETTERS?SITE=OH...

Read very, very carefully. There is an affirmation of many claims that have been made over the last few years. The FBI Director says he is to 'blame' for this. That seems to me to be an acknowledgment (?)

Libby Found Guilty in CIA Leak Case

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/06/AR200703...

Libby Found Guilty in CIA Leak Case

By Amy Goldstein and Carol D. Leonnig
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, March 6, 2007; 12:22 PM

State Educational Rankings from US Chamber of Commerce

US Chamber of Commerce came out with their state-by-state rankings of education; Ohio faired decent, Michigan worse.

You can get a cool interactive report card at:
http://www.uschamber.com/icw/reportcard/default
The full report can be found at:
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/02/education_scorecard.html

Overall the Chamber ranked Ohio a B and Michigan a C.

Ohio ranked 11th and Michigan 29th.

Scores broken out:
Ohio
Academic Achievement: B
Academic Achievement of low income and minority students: C
Return on Investment: C

Terrorists and Republicans

Aww...a match made in heaven

From the article:

Terrorism charges brought Friday against the administrator of a loan investment program claimed that he secretly tried to send $152,000 to the Middle East to buy equipment such as night vision goggles for a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan.

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