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Toledoan recalls story on downed US Airways flight

George Tanber is reporting on a Toledoan who was on the US Airways flight that went down in the Hudson River in NY:
TOLEDO, Ohio - One minute, Denise Lockie was chatting amiably with her seatmate in the first class cabin of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, as the plane headed out over the Hudson River on its departure from LaGuardia on a bitterly cold but clear Thursday afternoon.

Grossman doubles fines for smoking

County Health head David Grossman is doubling the fines for smoking. Platinum Showgirls is being hit with a $5,000 fine and Delaney's certainly can't be far behind. This is being done in an economic climate where bars can hardly survive as it is, and it will surely drive many out of business. This is all part of RauchenFührer Grossman's strategy to close those bars down permanently. But rats in the city are o.k.


Citizens ask council to invest in basic government

I read this article and chuckled. Obviously no one on council has a marketing degree because if they do they could see how much of an idiot they look like at crying they don't have money, then in the next breath say they want to fund carenet or spend money on solar panels. Hey idiots, how about invest in basic government services before you spend our money on these cute little pet projects? In another time maybe but not right now. This is so obvious I am hoping the other voters are seeing it and taking note of the completely hypocritical message these people are sending.

Good News From United North

Terry Glazer of United North will be on with me tomorrow to talk about the success they've had so far in starting to revitalize thier little corner of the city. It started about a year ago and we had reps on then to speak with us, now it's actually doing something. Watch for the mayor to step out in front of this parade soon.

Toledo is bigger than Pittsburgh? - bollocks

Now that Toledo is bigger than Pittsburgh, maybe the Steelers should move here being we now have a larger population to draw viewers. They can take the Bullfrogs. Or this means that bump in population is a bunch of you know what?
PITTSBURGH -- Toledo just got a little bigger, and Pittsburgh just got bumped down the population list.

The U.S. Census Bureau has changed Toledo's population estimate for Ohio's fourth-largest city, putting the city's count at 316,000 people. Pittsburgh totals stand at 311,218.

Today is the first day of the Toledo mayor race

Who will police snow shoveling?

Letter via e-mail:
Dear honorable mayor,
Just when do you think your going to enforce the snow removal of sidewalks?
Seems you can enforce rules on home owners but not business owners and
commercial property owners. Are you scared of them? You talk big every year
on enforcing this but no results. Can your van bus run in the snow and ice>
If not get in your 4X4 and ride around our great city and take a look. People
need jobs and this would create a job for ambitious citizens. Business wants
our money and support but not clean walkways. Give the disable and poor a

Prominent Democrat Endorses Moody - updated

A prominent Democrat will be announcing support of Jim Moody's mayoral candidacy this evening, 1/13/2009.

Also at this event, Jim will be outlining his plan for restoring many of Toledo's neighborhoods.

Jim Moody will be making the second of his mayoral candidacy announcements at the Sullivan Center on the campus of the GESU Campus. The Campus is located at the corner of Bancroft and Parkside. There he will be addressing REIA, a group of small business men and women.

The announcement will begin promptly at 7:20 p.m.

1/14 - Remarks
Moody's Remarks- Toledo REIA 1/13/2009

Bell for Toledo

So, would Bell be a good choice for Mayor of Toledo?

Toledo Diocese being proactive on abortion

I caught this in the Putnam Sentinel. This is a very bold thing to do.
The Toledo Diocese will be offering post cards to send to elected officials in opposition to this pro-abortion legislation.

Take Back Toledo event and Twitter #TBTOL

The Take Back Toledo Event tonight had about 200 people attend. More details to come. You can track the Take Back Toledo updates on Twitter at #TBTOL.

Blatant Media Alert- Wilkowski On With Fred Tuesday On WSPD

Tuesday morning 7:30a Keith Wilkowski joins me again for a chat about his run for mayor. He's named an Economic Development Team, has been talking about "green jobs", and says we need "shovel ready" property to attract development. Hope he brings his bat, 'cause we don't throw softballs at WSPD.

Two More TAKE BACK TOLEDO Events Scheduled


WHAT: Campaign rally for TAKE BACK TOLEDO effort to recall Mayor Carty Finkbeiner

WHERE: Daves Home Cooked Foods on Wednesday, January 14
1855 S. Reynolds Road (South of Glendale Road near Olive Garden)

Arnie's Again Bar and Grillle on Thursday, January 15.
3332 Central Ave.

Why is U.S. foreign policy hostage to Israel?

[by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain in today's Blade]
The pivotal question is why Hamas, the ruling Palestinian faction in Gaza, resumed firing rockets into Israel after six months of relative calm following a cease-fire put in place in June.

Take Back Toledo Kick Off Tonight

Take Back Toledo kicks off it's campaign for better, more responsive governance here in Toledo tonight. The event is open to the public and begins at 5:30 at the Erie St. Chowder House inside the Erie Street Market. Ironic isn't it?

Joe the Plumber is here, and he ain't happy

Joe is making news in Israel, from the Jerusalem Post:
Samuel Wurzelbacher of Ohio, aka Joe the Plumber, arrived in Sderot at noon Sunday to show local and foreign reporters how to do it right.

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, has arrived in Israel to cover the war in Gaza.

"You should be ashamed of yourself," he told foreign reporters.

"You should be patriotic, protect your family and children, not report like you have been doing for the past two weeks since this war has started," he said.

I got a phone call this morning

my sister tells me it's SNOWING!


It's going to be a looooooooooooong week, huh?

Well, right now it's 70 and clear as a bell and we're off for a round of golf on the Municipal Course, then to the beach for a lovely Saturday afternoon of watching porpoise in the intracoastal. Going to be the same for Sunday as well!

Hope that visual warms ya up, cuz it looks like an awful lot of snow.

I don't miss that at all!

The new Crucible of Crime: Chuck E. Cheese

Looks like Chuck E Cheese is becoming a crime haven. What is the world coming to?
During the past three years, Fairlawn police have been called to the Chuck E. Cheese's on West Market Street 49 times.

That's more calls than any other stand-alone business in the city — including bars.

Only Summit Mall, a 120-store behemoth, produces more police reports.

Apparently, this is not particularly unusual. The Chuckster seems to be developing a national reputation for disorderly conduct.

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Moody Announces Mayoral Candidacy

On Tuesday, January 13th, Jim Moody will be announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Toledo.

At 10am, Moody will make his announcement at LA Signs and Design, a locally owned small business located at 1232 Flaire Drive, Toledo. Flaire Drive is approximately 1 block west of Reynolds Road South off Dorr. There he will outline his vision for Toledo.

Latta does not like the Democrats removing opportunities to speak out on legislation

WASHINGTON- On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 5, a rules package for the 111th Congress which limits the amount of debate legislation will receive. Specifically, H.Res. 5 eliminates the ability to highlight key policy differences during floor debate. After voting against H.Res. 5, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement:

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