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White House report backs climate change warnings

President Bush's top science advisors issued a comprehensive report Thursday that for the first time endorses what most scientific experts have long asserted: that greenhouse gases from fossil fuel combustion "are very likely the single largest cause" of

Does Ben seriously not have anything better to worry about?

Another post says that 16% of lucas county people are on food stamps, and Ben Konof is seriously worrying about THIS??:

"Lucas County mulls policy on sweatshop apparel
Commissioners support restrictions on clothing purchased for prisoners"

China’s Cyber-Militia


Computer hackers in China, including those working on behalf of the Chinese government and military, have penetrated deeply into the information systems of U.S.

16% of Lucas County on food stamps

Sixteen percent of Lucas County are getting food stamps. The unemployment rate in Toledo is nearly 8%.

"A person living in Toledo and supporting one child would have to make at least $12.89 per hour to meet their basic expenses, according to the Living Wage Calculator, an online tool developed by a Penn State University professor that calculates living costs for various areas.

This Week On The Toledo View

Read the hot editorial on the Citizens View...


And on the Anonymous View...

Also Interviews with:

Mark Sobczak, Toledo City Council President

Talks about his job as City Council President, the next Mayoral election, as well as several lawsuits that are currently pending against the city of Toledo.

Ohio attempts Castle Doctrine just in time

While reading the local online, I read a story concerning Ohio's attempt at Castle Doctrine.

Judge sides with carry-outs

A federal judge yesterday sided with a group of
carry-out owners and ruled that the city of Toledo cannot begin
enforcing its new convenience store licensing law.


Rick Warren to join Tony Blair's faith foundation

This is good . Religions need to interact to
understand each other. They have young people getting together
too. Warren will take some heat for this, but it needs to
happen in today's world.

Lima drug dealer gets seven years

The drug dealer whose girl friend was killed by the SWAT agent during the botched Lima raid was sentenced to seven years in prison. Sgt. Joseph Chavalia, the shooter, goes on trial for a misdemeanor next month. Anybody wanna bet that, if convicted, he will serve less time than the drug dealer? War on Drugs, indeed!

2 Lagrange 4th graders arrested over gun


Two fourth-grade students at Lagrange Elementary
School were arrested yesterday for having a gun in school and
threatening other students, police said.


Carty says Brian McMahon's allegations are nothing but "B period S period"

"Just sign a piece of paper that has falsely been alleged to be languishing on my desk for two years - that was, and is, unadulterated B-period, S-period, - and thousands of jobs will come our way." Carty said yesterday in the Blade.

Big Woof


So now Hizzoner wants $20 grand to enclose part of Ottawa Park as a dog park?

Couple questions -

Do we really need this?
Cant you already take your dog to any of the metroparks, or have I been breaking the law all this time?
What will $20K buy us, just the fencing?
What extra maintenance will be needed? How much will that cost?

Foreclosure Phil--McCain's economic advisor

Years before Phil Gramm was a McCain campaign adviser and a lobbyist for a Swiss bank at the center of the housing credit crisis, he pulled a sly maneuver in the Senate that helped create today's subprime meltdown.   (cont)

U.S. Probes Crude Oil Trading for Price Manipulation

May 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
, the watchdog for commodity transactions, is
investigating U.S. crude oil trading to determine whether the surge
in prices to record levels is the result of manipulation or fraud.

Europe fuel protests spread wider

Fuel protests triggered by rising oil prices have spread to more countries across Europe, with thousands of fishermen on strike.

Union leaders said Portugal's entire coastal fleet stayed in port on
Friday, while in Spain, 7,000 fishermen held protests at the
agriculture ministry.

McClellan's mea culpa: Day Three

The wx-press secretary was asked if he had lied at the podium. Well, yeah.


City worker, 24, becomes Finkbeiner’s spokesman

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner’s office announced
yesterday that Elizabeth Phillips, a city employee since January, 2006,
has been selected to be the next mayoral spokesman.

Finkbeiner hiring development chief

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is expected to
announce today that he has hired a director for the city department
charged with attracting jobs, assisting businesses, and coordinating
economic development projects.


Toledo Ranks in the Top 4 for Pollution

Not a list we what to be in the top 4!
Maybe we should build another refinery in the area...maybe on the East Side!

Jazz Loop 2008 (One night, One cover, Many bands/venues)

Jazz loop 2008
Friday Night June 6

Loop Stop and Performers:
Rockwell's Lounge: Mike Whitty Quartet
20 North Gallery: Carl Hillenbrand Combo
Manhattan's Restaurant: Damen Cook Quartet
Wesley's Bar & Grill: Big Blues Bob
Packo's at the Park: Voodoo Libido
The Blarney Irish Pub: Chris Collins & Jazz from the Shamrock Shore

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