Rather than wait to read it in the paper Brian Wilson and I attended the announcement this morning of a new development of Toledo's riverfront. The Port Authority has acquired the former Chevron land in East Toledo. The site will be developed by Midwest Terminals of Toledo as part of a private-public partnership.
Laughing Out Loud
Thursday morning I will be speaking with Richard Martinko P.E. on the topic of an Intermodal facility in our region. Mr. Martinko was at the meeting earlier this week with the Port Authority, WSPD, WTOL, and developer Brian McMahon where the need for this type of facility was discussed.
It started with this article, http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080507/NEWS16/805070412, in the Toledo Blade. And today we have another reporting the city government gives the management of Southwyck 72 hours to ensure the public is protected from the areas contaminated with asbestos and mold. Is this just another ploy to gain control of the dying mall?
The dog warden who's looking to make sure your dog is licensed, that's who. Starting tomorrow the Lucas County Dog Warden office will be going door to door to find dogs without licenses. Tom Skeldon will be on with me tomorrow at 7:45 to talk about it.
The war on ‘passive drinking
Tags: Crime, EU, public health, Alcohol
European Union and United Nations officials are plotting to make drinking as socially unacceptable as smoking.
Your drink could endanger others, claim UN and EU officials
The year wouldn't be complete without a JibJab 2007 Year in Review. And what 2007 Year in Review would be complete without Britney Spears, Alberto Gonzalez, Michael Vick and the almighty iPhone? This funny animation has them all, and so much more!
Something everybody should enjoy :-) Everybody needs a good belly laugh now and then.
Fred LeFebvre of Fred LeFebvre and The Morning News Interviews Judge Kuhlman on the Fred LeFebvre and Morning News program
Fred LeFebvre interviewed Judge Tim Kuhlman this morning about how talks are going between the municipal courts and the administration. Fred LeFebvre was told that the talks aren't going very well at all and that council member Michael Collins doesn't understand the way the system works when it comes to funding the court system.
A Repeat - (for fun, so chill out charltan)
A few great quotes from George Carlin on religion & God (and a few from other sources below) -
What happens when a 89 year old woman locks herself out of her house? She uses an ax to get back in the house. Do you think that was the wisest course of action?
From an update from the Weather Channel.
BECOMING VERY WINDY AND COLDER. MOSTL CLOUDY WITH A
50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 10 ABOVE. WEST
WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 450 MPH. WIND
CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 11 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT."
Are they serious? Apparently so. Now we know the real cause of global warming. The most hilarious part of this story, though, is that the name of the school newsletter is the Fire Cracker. Don't you just love irony? (Or is it just me?)
By Holly S. Anderson
VillageSoup/Knox County Times Senior Reporter
Man 'killed by anti smoking drug'
By Lucy Thornton 21/01/2008
A grieving wife claims her husband killed himself after taking a new
Dad-of-two Wayne Marshall, 36, was found hanging shortly after
finishing a 13-week course of Champix.
Wife Emma, 28, said: "He went downhill so quickly. He stopped going
A Federal Court has ruled that the EPA wrongly classified secondhand Smoke as a Group A (known human) Carcinagen
A Federal Court has ruled that the EPA wrongly classified secondhand
smoke as a Group A (known human) carcinogen.
Subject: [illinoissmokers] Judge Osteen's Ruling on the Tobacco Industry's EPA Lawsuit
Date: Sat. 19 Jan 2008 00:27:57-0000
Judge Osteen's Ruling on the Tobacco Industry's EPA Lawsuit: Summary
and Practical Implications
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company 7/23/98
Just when I thought no town be more screwed up more than, well ya know...
Italian court orders Mickey Mouse, other cartoon characters to testify
“What’s your message this morning, brother?” Brother? Did the mayor turn ethnic all of a sudden?
A bird-watcher killed a cat, should he serve the max. sentence (2 yrs.) and pay the max. fine (10,000$)?
James Stevenson is on trial for killing a cat. Apparently, the bird-watching James shot "Mama Cat" because she was terrorizing a local endangered bird. SwampBubbles poll to follow...
And to every moron that voted for you!! There was NEVER any doubt in my mind, and if there was in anyone else's, you're either totally nuts or a newcomer to toledo.
Obesity worse for cancer than smoking, says landmark study (and alcohol and red meat are a danger too)
31st October 2007
Being overweight increases the risk of getting cancer more than smoking does, it was revealed today.
A landmark study found that being overweight, drinking alcohol and eating red meat can all increase the risk of the deadly disease.