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GOP Central Committee Meeting Flare Up - What's next?

I think the Lucas County Republican party is like North Korea, making a stink to let everyone know we still exist :) Of course I am joking. So the controversy is: was the letter, which according to the Blade, appears to have been posted after public closing time, did it make the 5-day deadline? Being it is reported it was posted at 4:42, is the closing time 4:30 or 5 or 5:30? Good question. Who knows?

TapURL.com - A project by a local guy

Hey everyone, I've recently put together a nifty little tool to shorten URL's. It's power by open source software and uses AJAX to push the data out. Enjoy the first alpha release: http://www.tapurl.com/

TPS may be owed money from the Ohio Department of Education

This showed up in the Columbus Dispatch yesterday. Very interesting.

Relying on charter schools to accurately report their student enrollment might cost the state Education Department $50 million.

Two courts already have said the department must pay, but the State Board of Education voted today to appeal again, this time to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Minnesota Public Education: Taxpayers funding Islamic Religious School

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The Minnesota Board of Education is allowing a taxpayer funded "public" school to keep operating even though its clearly a religious Islamic school.

Of course, if this were a Christian school getting funded by tax dollars, all hell would be breaking loose. Why the double standard?

http://www.startribune.com/local/17406054.html

Florida lawmakers pass take-your-guns-to-work law

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Most Florida residents would be allowed to take guns to work under a measure passed by Florida lawmakers on Wednesday.

The bill, allowing workers to keep guns in their cars for self-protection, was approved by the Florida Senate by a vote of 26-13. It now goes to Republican Gov. Charlie Crist to sign into law.

Konop skips board event to hold one of his own

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080409/NEWS33/804090...

"I cannot, in good conscience, pontificate on the State of the County to campaign contributors, recipients of no-bid contracts, and assorted politicians,” Mr. Konop said in a statement.

KMH Gets two years probabion for fibbin'

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http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080409/NEWS02/360872813

I would at least have like to see her have to pay restitution for the man hours expended for her little game.

'The Grid' Could Soon Make the Internet Obsolete

'The Grid' Could Soon Make the Internet Obsolete

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,347212,00.html

Summer gasoline use down for first time in 17 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Record gasoline prices and a contracting U.S. economy will reduce summer gasoline demand for the first time in 17 years, the government's top energy forecasting agency said Tuesday.

Road repairs win out over bike path

Finkbeiner reroutes project funds to pour $250,000 into road fixes

"The Finkbeiner administration is abandoning plans for a bike path at Greenwood Park and slashing nearly all planned funding for a new dog park to direct another $250,000 toward repairing the city’s streets.

Hundreds angle for jobs early at Bass Pro Shops' fair

There was a point yesterday morning when the most visible sign of metro Toledo’s struggling economy stretched more than 600 feet through a parking lot in Rossford.

Hundreds of people — many unemployed for months — began lining up before dawn yesterday as outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops began hiring 250 to 300 employees for its 150,000-square-foot store under construction in Rossford.

UT and Jacobs Screwing History Department

Last week, Lloyd Jacobs gave his speech proposing "student centered approach" to education.

"The best way to improve a failing higher education system is to revamp it in a way that customizes learning to the individual student, the University of Toledo's president, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, told those gathered yesterday for his annual community address."

Pitbull attacks 900lb horse

Of course they make cute pets. We all know it is not the dog but the owner, it is well known that a poodle with an irresponsible owner attacks humans and 900 lbs horses at an alarming rate. And watch out for those Pugs.

Libbey's Buford Slam Dunk Competition in the McDonald All American Festivities

Kaptur criticized for "pork" projects

Spending projects sponsored by Ohioans Sherrod Brown, George Voinovich, Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Regula made it into the latest incarnation of the Congressional Pig Book , the yearly compendium of pork projects released by Citizens Against Government Waste, a group that critiques government spending.

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Wie to play in LPGA event near Toledo

Celebrated amateur player Michelle Wie has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic on July 10-13 near Toledo.

Wie, 18, gained notoriety by becoming the youngest player to make the cut in an LPGA event (2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship at age 15). She also has played in a number of men's events.

US military in Iraq is not an American force

Two US citizens are being held by US troops in Iraq pending transfer to Iraqi authorities. The two are petitioning the Supreme Court to grant habeas corpus and to review their confinement. The Bush administration claims that American courts have no jurisdiction.

Newt answers the Obama challenge- he says this is an opportunity

Newt's speech at the American Enterprise Instiute is a hot topic on the news shows today. Barack's opening paragraph is powerful.

Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080406/D8VSE49G0.html

The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife Lydia at his side.

RIP Mr Heston.

I've said it for years -- Ohio's been in RECESSION

Ohio and Michigan already in a recession
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080405/BUSINESS0...

<< Michigan has been in a dramatic recession for at least four years, according to at least one leading economist, and its southern neighbor hasn't fared much better.

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