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CODE ENFORCEMENT AMNESTY PLAN Toledo weighs deals on nuisance work

The vast majority of people who owe the city of Toledo money for razing nuisance buildings, cutting grass and weeds, or clearing away debris never pay up.

Over the past two years, the city has collected just $35,000 out of $4.1 million billed to current and former property owners.

China braces for leap in gas prices

The nation, which subsidizes fuel costs, is expected to boost prices as the cost of crude oil soars.
By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 9, 2008
SHANGHAI -- The lines are getting longer, and Tang Yao is finding fewer gasoline stations open in his neighborhood here. But the 48-year-old motorist has no gripes about the price at the pump.

See Toledo's Future Thursday

This Thursday at 7pm you will be able to take a look for yourself at what should/could be the future of Toledo and Northwest Ohio. WSPD is holding a free and open to the public showing of Brian McMahon's Intermodal presentation in the Health Education Building on the Health Science Campus of UT, that's the former MCO campus. If you enter on Glendale follow the signs to Lot 3 and park free.

THIS WEEK ON THE TOLEDO VIEW

This week on the Toledo View:

Interviews with:

City of Oregon Police Chief, Richard Stager

Lucas County Prosecutor, Julia Bates

Read the hot editorial on the Citizens View...

A CONSEQUENCE OF CROWS

And on the Anonymous View...

OBAMA TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE THE PROBLEM

Florida Woman's Family Goes to Court to Stop Feeding Tube Removal

By Hilary White and John Jalsevac

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Another
Florida woman who receives food and hydration through a feeding tube,
is at the center of a court case that is strongly reminiscent of the
Terri Schiavo case.

Vacant-home law loved, hated

The increasingly controversial proposed Toledo law to require owners of vacant buildings to register and pay a fee was vehemently denounced yesterday by a number of opponents and applauded by others during a lengthy City Council committee hearing.

If approved, the fee starts at $100 for residential buildings and increases the longer a property is vacant.

I don't agree with WTOL congratulating Foley on reforms

I don't think WTOL should be congratulating Foley on the nice move on restructuring the three schools. They should be asking "What took so long?" A year ago I mentioned the district was in violation of the federal law for not making changes at these schools, which was a year late at that time. I also wonder if it was not an issue last year, if we would be hearing this announcement this week.

WTOL not backing down on intermodal

WTOL Bob Chirdon responds to Carty wanting to educate him:

Mayor Finkbeiner, you don't have the right to hold development in northwest Ohio hostage. Stop trying to make this such a one-sided bargain.

http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=8358105

And on:

WTOL Editorial: Let the experts do their job, Mayor

St Jude Dream Home Giveaway tomorrow (Sunday)

Tomorrow is the St Jude Dream Home Giveway. There will be an open house today at the home from 9 am - 9 pm. The drawing will be part of the St Jude television special broadcast tomorrow (Sunday) on NBC24 from 4pm - 6 pm.

Oil price soars

The price of oil has made a record jump to nearly $139 a barrel, amid reports it could reach $150 by July because of rising demand and political tension.

The spike in oil prices coincided with a dollar slump, plummeting share prices on Wall Street and US unemployment suffering its biggest rise in 20 years.

Investigation Needed

Have you ever wondered why people do the things they do? Whatever happened to innocent until

proven guilty? I have a situation that I believe should be brought to the publics attention,

Lucas County Children Services was contacted in Feb 2008 and allegations were brought

against myself and my fiance for so called child abuse and neglect. My fiance took her

S.D. county approves rezoning for new oil refinery

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Voters in this mostly agricultural corner of the Midwest have approved a proposal to build the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years.

Union County residents voted 58 percent to 42 percent Tuesday to endorse the rezoning of almost 3,300 acres of pristine farm land north of Elk Point for the oil refinery.

Typo on diplomas embarrasses Ohio principal

WESTLAKE, Ohio - A Cleveland-area principal says he's embarrassed his students got proof of their "educaiton" on their high school diplomas.

Westlake High School officials misspelled "education" on the diplomas distributed last weekend. It's been the subject of mockery on local radio.

Read More Here:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080606/ap_on_fe_st/odd_diploma_typo

Toledo to get Federal clean-energy research center?

Boxer this week took a step toward accommodating Brown, inserting a provision to establish a federal clean-energy research center in Toledo.

http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2008/06/carbon.html

Report: Rockefeller said Saddam's WMD's are serious threat

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The Senate report pointed at Congress too. They also said we must take out Saddam.

The Senate committee gave a divided report.

 

Report: Bush, Cheney Knowingly Lied

President Bush and Vice President Cheney knowingly lied to Congress and the public about the threat Iraq posed to the United States in the months leading up to the invasion of the country in March 2003, according to a long-awaited report released Thursday by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Canoe press conference at noon on Friday 6/6 and neighborhood meeting info

  this is from the  Highland Heights Neighborhood Association meeting notes-

Please note that our next meeting is Thursday, June 12th at 6:30 at the Toledo Heights Branch Library.

Historic canoe trip down Swan Creek on Friday June 6

This is from a neighbor here in South Toledo.

Ned Skeldon
and others canoed ( did I spell that correctly ?) Swan Creek in 1966
, seeing big litter, cars and washing machines. They are taking
another survey, the creek should be much cleaner. Reportedly ,
Steve Pollick and EPA reps are going too, starting near Delta and

Priest investigated for quoting Bible in Canada

Priest investigated for quoting Bible

Targeted under human rights law where no defendant ever cleared

A priest is being investigated as a potential criminal under a
federal "hate crimes" law for quoting from the Bible, and he's being
targeted using a Canadian provision under which no defendant ever has
been acquitted, according to a new report.

Intermodal Presentation

You are invited to attend a viewing of Brian McMahon's presentation on Intermodal Possibilities for Northwest Ohio Thursday June 12th at 7pm. Room 100 in the Health Education Building on the University of Toledo Health Science Campus has been reserved. Seating is limited to app. 150 so plan on arriving early. A question and answer session will follow the short presentation.

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