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Would You Pay Twice To Have Your Street Paved?

The city is floating a plan to "let" people agree to have thier streets repaired if a majority of property owners are willing to pay out of pocket expenses through assessments. In effect you would be paying twice to have your street repaired. There are a number of Toledoans who will fall for this scam, let's just hope the majority are too smart for it.

Men More Forgetful Than Women

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Men are more likely than women to have problems with memory and other thinking skills, symptoms considered to be an early stage of dementia, research suggests.

The new study, to be presented at an annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Chicago this week, expands the field of research on aging and memory into a touchy arena - cognitive differences among men and women.

Proposed Law Would Ban Outdoor Smoking

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio -- Some people in North Royalton are fuming over a proposed ban on outdoor smoking.

The proposed law would make it illegal to smoke in parks, fields, parking lots and outdoor seating areas.

Council members said the outdoor ban is in response to complaints about people smoking around children during youth sports games.

man dressed as a woman crashed his car into a lingerie store that had refused to hire him

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Police say a man dressed as a woman repeatedly crashed his car into a suburban Detroit lingerie store that had refused to hire him earlier this year.

Bob Latta supports Bush's failed Iraq policy (Stay the Course)

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement after General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered testimony to Congress this week.

McCain’s Gas-Tax Plan May Be a Clunker and could cost tens of thousands of US jobs

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The Arizona Republican and presumptive presidential nominee today urged Congress to institute a “gas-tax holiday” by suspending the 18.4 cent federal gas tax and 24.4 cent diesel tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day....

Hacker proposes to girlfriend via casual puzzle game Bejeweled.

You're probably accustomed to seeing big-screen proposals at ball games, in crowded restaurants, and scrawled across the sky by aircraft. But popping the question by hiding a message in your intended's favorite computer game is rather more unusual.

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Wayne Root, the Libertarian Presidential Candidate

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Troy and Wayne have an interesting conversation about the Libertarian philosophy and third party candidates.

Wayne Root

Check out more interviews @:
troyneff.com

Troy Neff Show: Troy Welcomes Mark Sobczak, Mike Collins, and Mayor Finkbeiner

Troy welcomes these three politicians to discuss the city's infrastructure and it becomes quite contentious between the Mayor and Mr. Collins.

Mark Sobczak

Michael Collins

Mayor Finkbeiner

Food costs rising fastest in 17 years

NEW YORK - Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 required mastering a thornier topic: global economics.

Chrysler, Nissan unveil car-truck production deal

DETROIT - Nissan Motor Co. said yesterday it will make a new small car designed by Chrysler LLC and Chrysler will make a full-size pickup truck designed by Nissan.

Both products will be sold in North America, and the new Chrysler subcompact will also be sold in Europe and other global markets starting in 2010. No financial details were disclosed.

Billions of gallons of oil in North Dakota, Montana- Geological Survey calls find largest reserves outside Alaska

Let's get it ! There is no substitute for American oil !

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

A shale formation stretching North Dakota and Montana may have an estimated 3 to 4.3 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil, according to a U.S. Geological Survey assessment.

most and least reliable cars....

http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/autos/reliable/index.html

Most Reliable Small Car
Most reliable (Best score first)
Honda Fit
Toyota Yaris*
Honda Civic Hybrid*
Toyota Corolla

Least reliable (Worst score first)
Chevrolet Cobalt
2006 Nissan Sentra
Volkswagen Jetta (5 cyl.)
Chevrolet Aveo

Most Reliable Family Car
Most reliable (Best score first)
Honda Accord Hybrid
Toyota Prius
Honda Accord (4-cyl.)
Ford Fusion*
Mercury Milan*

Least reliable
Volkswagen Passat (4 cyl.)*

Most Reliable Upscale/Large Car
Most reliable (Best score first)
Lexus ES350

Union Killings Peril Trade Pact With Colombia

No wonder labor is so much cheaper in other countries. In Columbia, if workers feel they are mistreated or taken advantage of and want to unionize, they're simply killed.

Feds move to derail detainee transfer hearings

OTTAWA - The federal government is trying to derail hearings by the Military Police Complaints Commission into the transfer of detainees by members of the Canadian Forces to Afghan authorities, where they could be tortured.

What's in a name?

In another post, a public official was described as a Liberal Elitist and a wiki definition was linked. I read the definition and personally, I came to the conclusion that I didn't completely agree with the accusation.

I became interested in other names that are frequently used in political flame wars in the bloggosphere.

Two Views, Same Story

He whose name cannot be spoken had Doug Haynam and Jon Stainbrook on today for an update on the Republican party troubles. Both feel strongly about their positions and can be heard at www.wspd.com at the podcast site later this morning. Enjoy. He whose name cannot be spoken airs weekday mornings 5:30-9a on 1370 WSPD (shameless and embarassing plug)

Clinton, Obama focus on faith at forum

GRANTHAM, Pa. - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that the potential for life begins at conception as she and presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama answered questions about faith and religion in both their personal lives and the public discourse.

The Pope's Sex Abuse Challenge

Pope Benedict XVI's trip this week to the United States will include high-profile visits to the White House, United Nations and Ground Zero. But no matter what political issues or media angles may be buzzing before take-off, the Vatican tends to stress the pastoral aspect of any papal journey.

THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE TOLEDO VIEW

This week's edition of The Toledo View features interviews with Comedian Corey King of 92.5 Kiss FM, and Fitness Trainer Teri Brillhart of Super Fitness.

We also have the word on the streets from Jim Caputo, Ashley Lewis and Chester Taylor.

There is also a hot and controversial editorial, "Why Uncle Tom's and Aunt Jane's Are Necessary!"

Of course there is so much more...

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