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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.

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.

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