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Global Warming could sap Superior

Lower lake levels, less ice cover, more algae, more invasive species and more waterborne diseases linked to sewer overflows after severe storms.

What's Happening To Your Money

By PARADE Magazine

People Are Saving Less

* The Commerce Department reports that Americans are saving at the lowest rate since the Great Depression.
* Personal savings stood at a national level of negative $6.2 million in January.

2008 career and money

The Results Are In!
Our thanks go to all who participated in this year's survey.

1. What do you think about the disparity in salaries between celebrities and everyday workers?
I don't think they should be paid as much 86%
I think it's fair that celebrities are paid so well 14%

2. Which of the following job industries seems most appealing to you?
Medicine/Health 42%

McCain Shifts on Aid to Some Mortgage Holders

"Senator John McCain, who drew criticism last month after he warned against broad government intervention to solve the deepening mortgage crisis, pivoted Thursday and called for the federal government to aid some homeowners in danger of losing their homes, by helping them to refinance and get federally guaranteed 30-year mortgages.

lost in translation, awkward signs from around the world :)

http://www.asylum.com/2008/04/09/lost-in-translation-awkward-signs-from-...

Ever been in a foreign hotel and seen a sign that directed you to "Slip carefully"?

We've been there. English is a tricky language, and translating it can be just about impossible............................

Randolph College Students Take Trip to Chicken Ranch Brothel

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Randolph College Students Take Trip to Chicken Ranch Brothel

Atlanta, GA 4/11/2008 04:53 PM GMT (FINDITT)

A group of Randolph College students took a field trip to the Chicken Ranch, a Nevada brothel, which drew a lot of controversy.

Ohio's most stolen car is......

Stolen Vehicles

It's Friday night and it's been another long week of meeting deadlines and dealing with the staff. You walk into the parking garage and look for your car―but it is not there. While having your car stolen is not the end of the world (although it may feel like it at the time), it is upsetting, time-consuming, costly, and a complete hassle.

Woman, 90, Disrupts Bingo at McDonald's

INDIANAPOLIS — A 90-year-old woman accidentally backed into a McDonald's restaurant, disrupting a bingo game and sending a couple to the hospital with minor injuries.

Is bottled water healthier?

It's ironic. In many parts of the world, there is no clean drinking water. Here in the U.S., pure, drinkable water flows out of every tap, and yet Americans buy a staggering amount of bottled water. We pay big bucks for it, too — more than $15 billion a year.

Brr... 52nd coldest March ever on record

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http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2008/mar/national.html

You global warmers better get on the stick!! Im cold!!

Chevron, Total seek oil deal in Iraq

" BAGHDAD - Oil giants Chevron Corp. and Total have confirmed that they are in discussions with the Iraqi Oil Ministry to increase production in an important oil field in southern Iraq.

The discussions are aimed at finalizing a two-year deal, or technical support agreement, to boost production at the West Qurna Stage 1 oil field near Iraq's second-largest city of Basra.

Strickland vows to veto energy plan

COLUMBUS - Gov. Ted Strickland yesterday vowed to veto a just unveiled Republican energy regulation plan if it reaches his desk.

"The bill allows immediate and unfettered access for FirstEnergy to go to market, exposing businesses and consumers in Cleveland, Toledo, and Akron to the risk of skyrocketing electricity prices," he said.

Who makes the best cars?

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Overall, the best cars sold in the U.S. are made by Honda. That's the conclusion of a recent analysis conducted by Consumer Reports that looks at the reliability, performance, fuel economy, comfort, interior fit and finish, and ergonomics of 262 vehicles we've recently tested.

lc gop central committee meeting - postponed

the republican central committee meeting was postponed...maybe until the beginning of may...darn I was looking forward to the fireworks.

Cheney, Ashcroft, Powell, Tenet, Rice at meetings that approved torture

Top Bush administration officials signed off on using torture against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality. "Who would have thought that in the United States of America in the 21st century, the top officials of the executive branch would routinely gather in the White House to approve torture?"

Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men :)

This story was brought to my attention by chris myers. :)

Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups.

For Cadets From West Point, Jersey City Is a Peace Lab

"JERSEY CITY — It sounds at first like a student’s worst nightmare: A long field trip to this gritty, gentrifying and altogether unlikely destination.

While visiting the Loew’s Jersey Theater on Saturday, the cadets checked out a sign dating from World War II.

Meet & Greet #7! "Calling All Creatives!"

if you've been to any one of the previous 6 "Meet & Greets" you know what a great time can be had. http://www.callingallcreatives.com has all the info...
there are a ton of Gallery stops on the Bus Loop, plus Live entertainment, and the chance to meet a ton of new people.. all for free!

See you next friday!

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Doug Haynam and Pete Silverman About Party Turmoil

Continuing to be an outlet for all points of view, Troy welcomes the Chairman of the Republican Party's Central Committee, Doug Haynam, and one of the candidates for the Chairman of the Democratic Party's Central Committee, Pete Silverman, to talk about in-party fighting.

Doug Hayman

Troy Neff Show: Troy Interviews Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop

Ben joins Troy to talk about skipping the State of the County Event.

Ben Konop

Check out more interviews @:
troyneff.com

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