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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
Commission
, 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.

 

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080530/NEWS16/678848...

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!

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/2008-05-28-c...

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

Bob Latta: more coal, oil, and nuclear power

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) yesterday waded into the energy policy debate in Congress on the side of expanding access to traditional energy resources - coal, oil, and nuclear power - as well as continuing the quest for alternative energies.

Standing outside an Exxon station with $4.09-per-gallon gasoline for sale at State Rt.

Religion is a product of evolution, software suggests

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God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program may explain how religion evolved

By distilling religious belief into a genetic predisposition to pass along unverifiable information, the program predicts that religion will flourish. However, religion only takes hold if non-believers help believers out – perhaps because they are impressed by their devotion.

$4 a gallon means more for a beer

Oil reached more record highs last week. Hopefully, that gave pause to the folks who drive to their jobs at the U.S. Commerce Department, where they are enjoined to ignore the spiraling price of gas when calculating inflation.

Toledo vacant house proposal calls for registration, fee

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner plans to introduce
legislation to City Council calling for the creation of a vacant
residential building registration.

The legislation would require registration and fees for each vacant residential structure in the city.

 

Obama and McCain have "righteous" problems

DALLAS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain has a "Religious Right" problem.

Bob Barr runs as Libertarian Candidate

Barr is Libertarian nominee; he vows 'strongest ticket' in party's history. Former Georgia congressman Bob Barr, who used to be a Republican, today won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination.

The problem Brian McMahon's having with Intermodal that nobody's talking about

Here's a question for you. If someone had a great idea that would bring new business and jobs to the area, but Carty just flat out didnt like the guy, would Carty stand in his way even knowing full well that his stance would be detrimental to the area??

http://www.toledofreepress.com/?id=3525
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa5333/is_200612/ai_n21404137

And to tie two threads together // Brian Schwartz and the Intermodal issue

As Mayoral bootlicker, Brian Schwarz never had too much positive to say about the intermodal, ex:

until McMahon presents an end user for the property, the mayor doesn't see an immediate need to sign off on the easement, said Brian Schwartz, Finkbeiner's spokesman.

This Upcoming Week on The Toledo View

Corie Tucker, Asst. Men's Basketball Coach - Student Advisor Admissions, Owens Community College

Talks about Owens Basketball and the local talent in Toledo. He elaborates on William Buford and the "word on the street" of Buford possibly not being able to play for The Ohio State Univ. because he has not passed his OGT test, which all students must pass to graduate high school.

the polar bear's population numbers are up five times from 40 or 50 years ago

The Senate Environment and public works committee had a meeting this week.
This quote is from the Senate minority communications director.
http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Heari...

Editorials support the Intermodal - yet silence from City leaders

Everyone seems lining up in favor of the intermodal. The silence coming from City Council and the Mayor's office is quite deafening. When will Toledo's leaders take proactive action and begin to pave the way for this? They sure took action to say they did not want the State to take money away from the Turnpike. Why is there an odd silence coming from the City leadership on this issue?

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