The 50 Worst Cars of All Time


my favorite on the list is the 1978 pacer. :)

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

A compound found only in hops and the main product they are used in - beer - has rapidly gained interest as a micronutrient that might help prevent many types of cancer.

Man finds fly in soup

A man was eating at a local diner and found a fly in his soup. Health investigators were called and discovered that it was a button from the man's shirt. In other news...

Is bottled water healthier?

It's ironic. In many parts of the world, there is no clean drinking water. Here in the U.S., pure, drinkable water flows out of every tap, and yet Americans buy a staggering amount of bottled water. We pay big bucks for it, too — more than $15 billion a year.

'Truth booth' at Westfield mall - P'burg Grandma says it is 'neat'

Laura Moore paused yesterday as she walked through Westfield Franklin Park, stopping briefly at a kiosk in the center of the mall to watch images of a developing fetus scroll across a television.

STS-123 Night time landing

Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at Kennedy Space Center on March 27, 2008 after being in space for 16 days

...Thought you might enjoy this video.

District 5 Newsletter - 03/17/2008

Below is the latest newsletter from Tom Waniewski:

Budget Hearing March 18th

Please join me Tuesday, March 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. for a district hearing on the city's budget. City administrators will be on hand to answer questions at UT's College of Engineering in Nitschke Hall (1715 N. Westwood).

Road Paving News

Minnesota bars beat the ban

Minnesota bars are once again allowing smoking by calling themselves theaters. A quirk of the Minnesota smoking ban is that it allows actors on stage to smoke. Hey, presto! We're all actors on the stage of life, right? As the immortal bard said, all the world's a stage, and we are all players upon this earth.

A fix for Toledo's ills

The perennial problem of the Erie Street Market, what to do? Well, Ben Konop has an idea. God knows the ESM needs help. From the local Fox affiliate: "The Glass City's been losing jobs for years. The Erie Street Market downtown has been a failing venture. But Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop proposes a plan to fix both problems at the same time in this edition of Rant and Rave."

Council assumes control of trash fee

Toledo City Council last night stripped the Finkbeiner administration of its power to establish the city's monthly refuse fee by approving an ordinance that puts the power in its hands.

Harold McMaster is named to the inventors hall of fame

Add National Inventors Hall of Fame to the list of achievements of Defiance College graduate and major supporter Harold McMaster.

Councilman Mike Collins spoke at my neighborhood group last night- new trash proposal, said WSPD won't let

him speak openly.
His idea is posted in today's Blade . He said he wants to have no fee for those who recycle , and have a disposal fee for those who don't . He told us at the Toledo Heights Neighborhood association that he wants to see 60-65% of Toledoans recycle.

Newsletter from Councilman Waniewski

I am not in the Councilman's district, but I wanted to share this newsletter and encourage citizens in his area to sign up for the newsletter.

The councilman is using technology to our advantage.


I just saw Huckabee's latest Fundraising Ad

Whattya think? I think it should appeal to his potential supporters pretty good, but that's just me.


Chertoff tells states, "Grow up" - Montana governor says, "Rebel against Feds".

Someone in government is finally telling a federal agency and the congress to stuff it. Montana Governor Schweitzer "declared independence Friday from a federal identification rule and called on governors of 17 other states to join him in forcing a showdown with the federal government which says it will not accept the driver's licenses of rebel states' citizens starting May 11."

Free weekend zoo entry for Lucas County residents


The Toledo Zoo is offering free admission to all
Lucas County residents tomorrow through Monday for continuing support
of its tax levies.

Perrysburg Night Flyers

I saw this on and thought it was neat.

This group was featured as one of Tony and Todd's Roadside Attractions. These are usually iteresting and fun and since this site has been so fully of heavy and depressing news, I thought we could use a change in tone.

Looking for a good bookstore?

If you are looking for a good bookstore, I found one that is worth a visit:

The Stately Raven
1315 North Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
419-427-8529 (fax)
M - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun. 1-6

For a story and pictures:

Led Zeppelin brings down the house

Now that Toledo's little soap opera is drawing to a close (whew!), it's time to get back to important news... like the Led Zeppelin reunion. It was a smashing success!

LONDON, England (AP) -- After that performance, Led Zeppelin really must go on tour.

Led Zeppelin returns to stage for first concert in nearly 3 decades


AP - LONDON — The newest member of Led Zeppelin was given the honor of kicking off the band's reunion Monday night, pounding out the beat before the surviving founders joined in on a near-perfect "Good Times Bad Times."

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