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Social Conservatives waste $1.3 billion on abstinence-only

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Programs teaching U.S. schoolchildren to abstain from sex have not cut teen pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases or delayed the age at which sex begins, health groups told Congress on Wednesday.

Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.

Court upholds city law

An appellate court sided a third time with cities in their battle to enforce laws requiring municipal employees to live in the cities for which they work.

Ohio's 6th District Court of Appeals in Toledo struck down a 2006 state law prohibiting cities from imposing a residency requirement as a condition of employment.

Bull market in gold creates a strong demand for old dental work

NEW YORK - Dazzled by the bull market in gold, people are digging through drawers for old dental caps, fillings and bridgework they saved years ago and selling them at prices that would make the tooth fairy blush.

Go Ahead and Lift the Cap

Dollars & Sense

Back in January, even before things got really nasty in the Democratic primary, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were already going after each other about taxes and Social Security.

Xunlight Corp. raises $22M to produce solar panels

TOLEDO -- Xunlight Corporation announces it has raised $22 million to produce lightweight and flexible thin film silicon solar modules. The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the area, reports News 11's Shelley Brown.

Solar firm with UT ties expanding

A start-up solar energy firm with ties to the University of Toledo is to announce this morning that private investors will contribute $22.3 million to enable the metro area to have a second manufacturer of the alternative energy product in a year.

3 ex-city officials sue Toledo, Mayor Each seek $1Million, their former jobs

Go to the attached link for the story or Section B page 3 of the Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080425/NEWS16/80...

Lying? Your face will give you away: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Liars might think they are good at covering up their deceit but a new Canadian study shows there's one thing they can't control that will give them away -- flashes of emotion in their faces.

Church applies for drinks licence

A vicar is to apply for a drinks licence so he can sell wine and beer at his small village church.

The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth could be made licensee of St Peter ad Vincula Church in Pennal, near Machynlleth, close to the Powys-Gwynedd border.

He joked that there were plans to serve more than just spirits, though, with lager and wine on the menu too.

Md. officials propose rationing inmates' toilet paper

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Labor leaders are recommending that Montgomery County ration toilet paper for inmates to help save costs. The request comes as council members try to resolve a $297 million budget deficit.

The president of the union that represents Montgomery County government employees has given council members a six-page memo of recommended budget cuts suggested by some of the workers.

Stainbrook Police report and story

I was faxed a copy of the police report. There are some interesting details in here about steamy windows and a belt. I will tell you a story if I have time later tonight about my run in with the UT police in 2000 and you can compare and contrast situations.

You can read the Toledo Free Press story at:
http://toledofreepress.com/?id=7641

Toledo Blade Story:
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080424/NEWS03/11...

Another Damn Post From Fred LeFebvre of 1370 WSPD

I feel so dirty posting this and abusing Chris' website. Keith Wilkowski will be a guest tomorrow at 7a to talk about the Odesky poll, his run for mayor, and the mayor's reaction which is an interesting read in and of itself. Off to the showers.

Godfather-style horse's head left for politician

A horse’s head has been found outside the office of an Italian politician, in a scene reminiscent of The Godfather.

An anonymous call alerted police to the macabre discovery which outside deputy mayor Vincenzo Pomes’ office in Osturni, near Bari. Mr Pomes, a centre left politician, said: “There is no explanation for such a stupid act.

Godfather-style horse's head left for policeman

Bikini jeans are meant to be like this

this is a story that you need to click on the site to see the jeans.......

It's a design for the really slim or really brave woman - ultra low-rise jeans with a built-in bikini or thong.

The Brazilian-made trousers would not look out of place among the bronzed bodies on

Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro but their effect on the British high street has yet to be seen.

Adolf Hitler dolls to go on sale

Adolf Hitler dolls to go on sale in Ukraine

A toy manufacturer in the Ukraine has made headlines by announcing it will sell dolls of the former German dictator Adolf Hitler.
# How About That?: Weird news from around the world

The 16in figurine - complete with moveable arms to reproduce Hitler's infamous salute - will first go on sale in the capital Kiev, local media reported.

stainbrook arrested?

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found the following on the municourt site...

OBSTRUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS HAMPER OR IMPEDE PUBLIC OFFICIAL

STAINBROOK, JON
CRB-08-07566-0202
01/08/xxxx

FAIL TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION;PERSON IN PUBLIC PLACE REFUSE AN OFFICER'S REQUEST FOR PERSON INFO

Due in court on 4/30/08

An exclusive On The Troy Neff Show: Mike Collins and Phil Copeland

Mike Collins seems surprisingly excited about the sale of the Erie Street Market to Tetra Tech and Phil discusses seniors potentially not having to pay the trash tax.

Mike Collins

Phil Copeland

Fred LeFebvre of WSPD With Brian Mcmahon On Intermodal Facility

This morning on the most listened to talk show in Northwest Ohio Brian McMahon laid out the reasons an intermodal facility for this area is critical. Thousancs of jobs and millions of dollars await this area if the constant bickering between city-county-township can be set aside.

Sale of Erie Street Market part of multimillion-dollar deal

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner today is expected to announce a tentative, multimillion-dollar agreement with California-based Tetra-Tech to purchase several city-owned parcels, including the Erie Street Market, as part of plans to develop a Toledo Riverwalk near downtown.

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