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Moody Criticizes Mayor's Budget Proposal Press Conference

Moody Criticizes Mayor's Budget Proposal
Offers Economic Recovery Solution

TOLEDO, OH- Jim Moody will be unveiling his economic recovery plan this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at his campaign headquarters located at 5166 Monroe Street, Toledo. Moody will be offering specific solutions to the economic recovery of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. Included in his remarks will be his plan to raise $100 million dollars for infrastructure repairs and economic development.

Moody will also be offering specific solutions in response to the recent mayoral budget proposals.

Basements keep flooding in West Toledo

From NBC 24: Another example of the large list of capital improvements that need tending to. These neighbors just want their basements to stop flooding. How long will it take for it to get done? Has not been done for 8 years in this neighborhood.
TOLEDO, OHIO -- Residents on Capistrano in Toledo’s West Side are tired of their basements flooding every time it rains. So, one resident went door-to-door getting the names and addresses of more than thirty people who received flooding in a three-block radius of his home on Capistrano.

Toledo City Council Candidate Paul Tetuan Discusses Number of Council Seats

Toledo, Ohio. Paul Tetuan, who has been a Toledo police officer since 1994, and who announced his candidacy for the 2009 Toledo City Council race in May 2008, presents his views on the size and performance of the current City Council.

Another star of Idiots on Ice speaks

Another star, Bob Bochi of Oregon, blames sheriff for not telling them the ice was not safe:

If Sheriff Bob was so intelligent, why did he not place sheriff's deputies at the points of entry to warn people that he knew the ice was going to shift that day.

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Take Back Toledo call and response

If you did not see the Michael Miller story on Take Back Toledo, take a look at it:

Brian Wilson responds with his own call to arms:

Will Toledo be ground zero for the Fairness Doctrne debate?

Another article on the Fairness Doctrine? Is this area trying to be ground zero for the debate? All one has to ask is if this is such a threat, then how did the Democrats take power? It makes no sense, but look at those proposing it and maybe you can understand why. There is another article in the Blade today about the issue and one wonders why this is the case, especially since the article admits it most likely won't get any attention.

More info comes out on the shady acts of Kaptur's largest contributor-more questions

More is being reported on Marcy Kaptur's largest donor last year, the lobbyist group PMA. There are some very shady campaign finance/lobbying reporting going on as reported by the Washington Post. This is potentially could be as big as Tom Noe or Jack Abramoff and you know how many people they brought down in 06. Has the Blade run any reports on this? I may have missed it.

Community Design Meeting for the renovation of Scott

There is a Community Design Meeting for the renovation of Scott being held
by TPS on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Scott High.

Toledo sex trade story on national TV again

Toledo's little dirty secret will be mentioned on MSNBC this Sunday at 10PM.
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is widespread in U.S. cities and constitutes "America's dirty little secret," said survivor Theresa Flores during NBC's The Today Show this morning.

She will be featured on the MSNBC special, "Sex Slaves: The Teen Trade," Sunday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. EST.

Latta oposes H.R. 1

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following
statement after he and all 178 House Republicans voted against H.R. 1,
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"Unfortunately, H.R. 1, the Democrat's spending bill, is still
fundamentally flawed and the Conference Committee did nothing to change
the fact that this is basically a pork barrel bill by the Democrat
majority in Congress and the administration. No one had time to read
this legislation which will cost American taxpayers over $1 trillion, in

Bob Latta to host courthouse conferences - Lucas County


WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host a series
of Courthouse Conferences throughout the Fifth District during the week
of February 16th.

The Courthouse Conferences will provide constituents with an opportunity
to sit down with Congressman Latta to discuss issues that are important
to them, their families, and communities. Congressman Latta's district
staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework or issues
regarding Federal government agencies.

Courthouse Conference information is as follows:

The Mortgage Equity-Equalization Program - Tax breaks for lost value

An interesting idea.
“Finally... A Solution that Helps Main Street”

End Foreclosures.
Empower Individual Homeowners.
Turn “Toxic” Assets Into Valued Assets.

"The Mortgage Equity-Equalization Program"

West Islip, NY – A bold new program to end the mortgage foreclosure crisis was announced today. The “Mortgage Equity-Equalization Program” will end the foreclosure crisis by giving individual homeowners “credits” that are equal to the lost value of their real estate.

WGTE-TV (PBS) will cease analog broadcasts Tuesday

AP is reporting that WGTE is one of the stations that will stop analog broadcasts on Tuesday. They are the only local TV station to do so.
Nearly 500 TV stations have said they intend to shut down analog TV broadcasts on Tuesday, rather than waiting until June 12, the new deadline set by Congress. The stations are listed here by state and market. Markets can be very large in some regions, and many of them span several states.

2009 Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration

You are cordially invited to the Toledo Metropolitan Area & Vicinity Young Republican
Club's annual Ronald Reagan Birthday Benefit to aid the Alzheimer's Association
of Northwest Ohio and honor the memory of one of America's finest leaders. The event
will be held on February 18, 2009 at The Toledo Club in Downtown Toledo, Ohio. The
social hour begins at 6pm and the program will begin at 7pm. The event will include
hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction items, a 50/50 drawing,
and more.
Tickets for the event will be $25 per person or $40 per couple, payable in advance

New name for CoSI


CoSI looking for a new name.

How about this;

W onders
A nd
S cience
T echnology
E xhibit

Nothing found on county hard drives

Tiffin Advertiser Tribune is reporting that after 20k was spent investigating the hard drives of Seneca County Commisioner's computers, nothing was found.
Attorneys for the county said the search brought forth no evidence the former Seneca County Board of Commissioners conducted any improper meetings, and do not support The Blade's allegation against the board it discussed matters relating to the demolition of the 1884 courthouse outside of public meetings.

One star of "Idiots on Ice" now blames everyone but himself

A survivor of the "Idiots on Ice" over the weekend is now blaming everyone but himself. Quotes of the decade:
"If they knew there was a danger, why in the world did they allow us to go in there?" he said.

"The sheriff kept saying that there were warnings out, ... that there was a possibility of an ice floe," Vaughn said. "Anybody local would have seen that and understood. But most of the people fishing were people who had driven quite a distance to get there. They weren't listening to the radio, and they had no reason to think that something was wrong.

MLK's niece at Lourdes college. You won't see her on mainstream media.


Her name is Dr. Alveda C.
> > King, MLK;s niece . She actually had an abortion, then became a
> > pro-life activist and leader of Gospel of Life
> > Ministries. The event is Thursday, February 12,
> > 2009. It is Free. $500.00 in door prizes.
> > Over $1000.00 worth of food. No RSVP necessary.
> > It is at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College:
> 6932
> > Convent Blvd. Sylvania, Ohio 43560. Social Hour and
> > Appetizers: 4:30-5:30, and the Keynote Presentation
> and
> > Program: 5:30-6:30 pm. The contact person is Paige,
> >,

Lobbyist that gave Kaptur 40k now under investigation

What? Marcy Kaptur taking big bucks from a lobbying firm? I thought she denounced the special interests. Well this special interest, which she accepted big money from, is now under investigation.
A defense lobbying firm that is a top political donor to several Ohio members of Congress has been raided by federal law enforcement authorities.
Hobson got $87,500 from PMA throughout his career, while Kaptur got $40,500. During the last election cycle, PMA gave Kaptur's campaign $26,500. Kaptur's top all-time donors are unions.
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Bob Latta's two press releases: art competition and joining the whip team


BOWLING GREEN- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announces the
2009 Congressional Art Competition for Ohio's Fifth Congressional
District. The competition is open to all high school students who
reside in the Fifth Congressional District.

"The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent chance for high
school students across our great nation to showcase their artistic
ability, and I look forward to seeing the great artistic talent students
in the Fifth District possess," Latta said in today's announcement.

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