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Voters Ignored Again

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Once again the voters voice has been ignored and trampled on. The Supreme Court has overturned the gay marriage ban, even though the citizens made clear they wanted it banned. Yet, another example of unconstitutional legislation from the bench. Its clear, when immorality has an agenda....the will of the majority means nothing.

#1 Morning Talk Show 1370 WSPD To Host Martinko

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.

Vatican says aliens could exist; Aliens are my brother

Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.

Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.

The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God.

Wack Resigns...

Regretfully, I have accepted the resignation of Joanne Wack, Executive Director of the Lucas County Republican Party (LCRP), effective immediately.

Rush to talk about Crystal Dixon or did?

I am not a Rush 24/7 subscriber, but it appears he will be talking about Crystal Dixon during his morning update tomorrow.

Here is the snippet:
Rush's Morning Update: Repression! May 14, 2008
Case in point, today, is what happened to Crystal Dixon, associate vice president of human resources at the University of Toledo. She responded to a recent

National Association of Realtors say Toledo prices drop 13%

The numbers followed regional trends, with the Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor area's median prices falling the most - 16.9 percent - followed by Toledo at 13.8 percent.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/05/12/daily20.html

Wi-Fi Fo Fum... City-wide service is almost done -- at least for Philly

I like my WiFi like everyone else, but if it will drive us to the poor house, well...

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080513/NEWS34/83...

Bob Barr runs for president as Libertarian

The former GOP congressman from Georgia accuses the government of irresponsible spending. He says McCain can't call himself a true conservative. Clinton and Obama campaign in West Virginia.

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barr, a former congressman from Georgia and a former Republican, today announced his candidacy for president as a Libertarian who would rein in federal spending and foreign wars.

North Baltimore rail project may put Wood County village on track

NORTH BALTIMORE — A few years ago, North Baltimore was pumped and primed to bring new businesses to town.

This week on the Toleo View

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Interviews...

Brandon Tucker - Talks about Toledo's youth.

George Sarantou - Talks about the state of Toledo, and Toledo's future.

Dr. Morris Jenkins - Talks about gangs and the importance of education.

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Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday. Leave canned food by your mailbox for your mailcarrier to take

to a local food bank.
This video is of my fellow mail carrier Rebecca . Chris , how do I copy a video clip to paste on a story ?
http://www.nbc24.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=130863

Letter carriers are banding together to Stamp Out Hunger with their annual food drive.

CSX terminal forecast to be a jobs magnet

BOWLING GREEN - While a planned CSX Transportation rail terminal near North Baltimore, Ohio, will employ only about 100 people, thousands more jobs will arrive when transportation-oriented businesses locate nearby, railroad representatives said yesterday during a briefing for Wood County and local officials.

Mammogram Assistance Program

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Wanted to spread the word about a free mammogram program.

The Mercy Mammogram Assistance Program is giving away 225 mammograms to women who meet the following criteria:

- 40 years of age or older
- No medical insurance; or
- Underinsured (have an insurance co-pay or deductible beyond your financial means
- No other resource s to pay for a mammogram

Maryland: 13-yr old Tries To Rape Assistant Principal

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Looks like we need to get Joe Clark back into schools.

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/16191772/detail.html

Ohio's top court to mull cities' worker residency rules

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday agreed to mull the issue of whether cities may require their employees to live within their borders.

The court agreed to hear appeals of rulings involving the cities of Lima and Akron that struck down a 2006 state law prohibiting residency mandates when it comes to most city employees.

Steel on Paid Sick days. Does this make sense?

Intermodal Comes To Wood County Along With 2-3,000 Jobs

I attended a meeting this afternoon at the Wood County offices to hear about the Intermodal facility being built in North Baltimore. This is not a dream, it is a reality. A big, fat, $80 million reality for Wood County. There were a number of Lucas County people there from the private sector, I saw none that I recognized from the Toledo administration or Lucas County.

NCAA reveals APR sanctions (University of Toledo made the list)

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Seventeen Division I-A football programs face penalties for failing to graduate enough players, the NCAA announced Tuesday with the release of its Academic Progress Rates.

TSK, TSK
Here's a list of the 17 Division I-A football programs that were hit with scholarship sanctions. The typical limit is 85.
Akron: Limit of 80 next year
Buffalo: 83
Central Michigan: 83
FAU: 82
FIU: 82

Scientists find something good about having a big butt :)

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A type of fat that accumulates around the hips and bottom may actually offer some protection against diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
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They said subcutaneous fat, or fat that collects under the skin, helped to improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar.

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