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WSPD Intermodal Presentation Tomorrow, Last Reminder

WSPD Intermodal Presentation Thursday June 12th 7p
Room 100 Health Ed Building on the Health Science Campus of UT (former MCO)
Enter off Glendale and park in lot 43
Question and answer session to follow as time allows.
Hope to see you all there.

What happens on a Wednesday?

Italian company buys Flatiron building in Times square.
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1813198,00.html

Abu Dubai to buy Chrysler Building
http://www.nypost.com/seven/06112008/business/chrysler_bldg__on_the_bloc...

Belgian brewer intends on buying Anheuser-Busch

Canada apologizes for abuse of native children

OTTAWA, June 11 (Reuters) - Canada, addressing one of the darkest chapters in its history, formally apologized on Wednesday for forcing 150,000 aboriginal children into grim residential schools, where many say they were sexually and physically abused.

COSI likely to appear on November ballot

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080611/NEWS17/806110...

What The Hell??????

Is anyone getting as tired of this crap as I am?? Those assholes asked us for tax money once - we said NO. They asked AGAIN - we said NO AGAIN!!!

Feet To The Fire Gets Results For WSPD

Well it appears that WSPD has once again gotten results. Since late April we have been banging the drum for action on an intermodal facility for Toledo/ Northwest Ohio and it is finally starting to pay off. The mayor after saying he has worked on it for 28 months, and had nothing to show for it, finally named a committee to study it.

Metal thieves target 2 city pools; talk of early opening ends

Thieves ruined any possibility for Toledo to open its public pools a few days early to help people beat the sweltering temperatures, city officials said yesterday.

"These [metal] scrappers ended any chance at all," said Sherrie Shipman, manager of recreation for the city.

WSPD Only Radio In Attendance At Transportation Task Force Meeting

Once again WSPD was the only radio station in attendance when the Ohio Transportation Priorities Task Force rolled into Toledo for a meeting Tuesday at 4p. Tom Blaha from Wood County's Development Commissione, and Rich Martinko of the UT Intermodal Institute spoke. Both have been on Fred's show before talking about intermodal facilities.

Toledo Zoo helping preserve Kihansi spray toads

Something our zoo is doing to help out the toads on the verge of extinction. Too bad it could not be more glamourous, like the white tiger or the Java rihno or something :)

Out of the frying pan and into the power grid - and watch out for the grease bandits

Something cool:
Out of the frying pan and into the power grid
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9961038-54.html
It is about a company that is making generators for restaurants to create energy and heat water using the old cooking oil. Pretty cool. I have pondered myself converting an older diesel car or truck off of cooking oil and driving that to and from work.

Lost Iraq billions

A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.

For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources.

How Liberal Health Care Would Kill Ted Kennedy

Great article by a physician who exposes the problem with universal health care.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/06052008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/how_libe...

ACLU Coming To The Midwest

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The ACLU is raising record amounts of money to infiltrate the Midwest with their perverse ideology.
http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuid=MTEzNTQwNw==

Maryland Students Must Learn About Islam

They forgot about seperation of church and state...now they are dumbing down Islam's teachings...you know...so it doesn't sound so bad.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,364362,00.html

New staff slated at Pickett School - Updated

Pickett Elementary School in central Toledo will be given a new set of teachers and administrators next school year in hopes of improving its chronic under performance and complying with the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Superintendent John Foley announced yesterday.

Kucinich introduces articles of impeachment against Bush

Finally, a Congressman who's interested in upholding the Constitution:

An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress.

Thirty-five articles were presented by Rep. Dennis Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on CSPAN.

Head Of Mayor's Intermodal Committee On With Fred Tuesday Morning

Jim Tuschman the head of the mayor's newly named intermodal committe will be my guest Tuesday morning. Following a long talk this afternoon I believe what he has to say tomorrow will be of interest to anyone wishing to see this area thrive and grow once again. Mr. Tuschman is a life long Toledo resident, attorney, UT regent, and former UT Board member.

Small cities can expect fewer flights

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The rejection from Air Midwest came swiftly on a one-page fax. The carrier couldn't afford to fly to the mountain community of Prescott anymore, officials said. The city would simply have to find a new tenant for its tiny airport.

"Everything was going fine — then, bam — the airline is gone," Mayor Jack Wilson said with a sigh. "That's just not how you do business."

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.

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