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The 50 Worst Cars of All Time


my favorite on the list is the 1978 pacer. :)

Hospital in hot water over YouTube video of rectal surgery

MANILA (AFP) - Staff at a Philippine government hospital are under investigation after a former patient threatened a lawsuit over a YouTube video clip of his rectal surgery, officials said Thursday.

The Military's Showdown Over PTSD

(CBS) Twenty-two year old combat medic Jonathan Norrell volunteered for every mission during his year in Iraq.

He was bombed, ambushed, treating wounded under fire - and the memories still haunt him, CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier reports.

Iwo Jima Photo Disrespected By Time Magazine

Unbelievably Time magazine has decided to use the iconic photo of the raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi in thier global warming issue. The flag being raised by courageous Marines is replaced with a tree!!!!!

States may lower drinking age

Several states are considering whether to lower the drinking age. The thinking is, if they're old enough to fight and die, they should be old enough to have a beer. Kentucky, Wisconsin, and South Carolina have introduced legislation to lower the drinking age for troops to 18.

Ulmer, son indicted in fraud case

John Ulmer, the founder of the Westhaven Group - once the largest residential property owner in Lucas County - and his son, Scot Ulmer, a president of the defunct company, were indicted for securities fraud and racketeering for defrauding investors.

Forced Miscarriages as Art?

Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.

Seagate Center seeking LEED certification

The SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, Ohio, with 75,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, is attempting LEED certification.

(Will this cost taxpayers money?)

In the past year, facilities all over the world have applied for or received environmental certification as the awareness of sustainability has increased.

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

A compound found only in hops and the main product they are used in - beer - has rapidly gained interest as a micronutrient that might help prevent many types of cancer.

The Supreme Penalty for Rape

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case about whether—for the first time in decades—a criminal can be executed for a crime that isn't murder. Patrick Kennedy was convicted in 2004 for the rape of a child, his 8-year-old stepdaughter, and the state of Louisiana contends that his crime is tantamount to murder and worthy of death.

Post-Smoking Ban, City Gains 10 Million Lbs


New York City residents are growing obese at a rate nearly three times that of other Americans, prompting some who cited a link between weight gain and smoking cessation to question whether the city's crackdown on smoking may have had an unexpected result.

Troy Neff Show: Tom Waniewski, Bob Reinbolt, and George Sarantou

Troy welcomes the mayor's Chief of Staff, Bob Reinbolt and councilmen Tom Waniewski and George Sarantou to discuss street paving and the possibiltiy of getting double taxed.

Tom Waniewski

After year on market, former Jeep site not sold

It has 111 acres, quick access to the highway, and an adjacent rail line, and smoking is encouraged - especially from its 93-year-old smokestack.

But like so many other properties in Toledo, after a year on the market the cleared site of what was once the oldest auto factory in the United States is looking for a buyer.

Women love chocolate more than password security

Women are four times more likely than men to give out "passwords" in exchange for chocolate bars.

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


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


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....

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