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April 30, 2007
You Tube - Go to You Tube and search Toledo, Ohio. It's sad that the first/majority of the videos deal with race riots and other embassing moments. I know the Port Authority has a positive Toledo video on their website. They should post it on You Tube. The city also should have many positive Toledo videos. Post them too. Image is everything and with the number of people that log onto You Tube, this is a site Toledo should flood with positive images.
posted by NAVYLT to culture at 11:39 A.M. EST 5 comments
April 29, 2007
Blackwater USA: War-profiteer - "Family connections helped. As brother to former Michigan GOP chairwoman Betsy DeVos and brother-in-law to her husband, 2006 GOP gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos, Prince had access to Capitol Hill power brokers. Blackwater was originally slated to be paid $229.5 million for five years, according to a State Department contract list. Yet as of June 30 , just two years into the program, it had been paid a total of $321,715,794. Blackwater USA is a private military contractor offering "tactical training," firing range and target systems, and security consulting."
posted by jr to business at 12:21 P.M. EST 35 comments
April 28, 2007
Potato Pancakes - I was greatly distressed today to find that one of my favorite dishes was not to be had. When my wife and I arrived at the Griddle Cake at Alexis and Monroe it had been transformed into a Polish restaurant.
posted by taximan205 to food at 7:16 P.M. EST 18 comments
April 27, 2007
More Garbage - Just when youíve heard enough about Garbage, try this deal on for size! In a Mesa, Arizona paper was an ad from Arizona Sanitation Services, it said, sign up before April 30, get one month FREE. What do you get, well how about twice weekly service on Wed. & Sat. They provide the can, there are No Hidden Costs-No fuel surcharges, taxes or delivery costs. The area that is a County Island and not part of the city are private pay. And a 5% discount for Yearly Pay and all this will only cost $13.50 per month. Toledo taxes us, we buy our own cans, get service once a week and only bi-weekly for the recycling pick-up. Plus Toledo has 3 people for every truck, Az. only has the Driver, itís all automatic. Sure is enough to make one wonder how the City of Toledo does business!
posted by Judy to business at 5:27 P.M. EST 33 comments
I'm all for guns, but this a bit much. - Help me out hereÖ I consider myself a liberal libertarian in my political leanings. I believe Americans have the right to own guns for hunting, personal defense or simply because they want to.
posted by SensorG to politics at 3:34 P.M. EST 28 comments
Darlene Fisher is holding a press conference today - 2:30 at the Sanger Library branch to address the Harner situation. Let's call it Harnergate. The link is to a map. I will be there, I want to hear this first hand and I suggest all interested parties just feel free to come.
posted by katie82640 to education at 11:11 A.M. EST 13 comments
So Carty says he cant get results? - I just saw on TV24 that the city is buying the flooded houses on Crawford by Shantee creek to turn the area into permanent green space...
posted by billy to news at 7:36 A.M. EST 23 comments
April 26, 2007
OK-NOW you can feel old..R.I.P. Bobby 'Boris' Pickett - NEW YORK (AP) -- He does the "Monster Mash" no more. Bobby "Boris" Pickett, whose dead-on Boris Karloff impression propelled the Halloween anthem to the top of the charts in 1962, making him one of pop music's most enduring one-hit wonders, has died of leukemia. He was 69.
posted by Darkseid to entertainment at 11:17 P.M. EST 2 comments
Take Kids to Work Day being retired... - Since there was such a debate about this not too long ago, thought I'd pass along this article. Today is the last Take Your Sons and Daughters to work day.
posted by mom2 to parenting at 10:00 A.M. EST No comments Post a comment
Stautzenberger moving from Southwyck - Stautzenberger College, the first major tenant that signed on for the Southwyck Shopping Center renovation, announced yesterday it is moving to Maumee.
posted by billy to business at 6:30 A.M. EST 24 comments
April 25, 2007
April 24, 2007
"Eye" Host "Suspended?" - Word on the street is that the host of Eye On Toledo, Kevin Milliken , has been suspended from his duties by the Wilson's, who seem to run the place. For the time being Free Press Editor Michael Miller, will be doing the show.
posted by tiger to media at 3:38 P.M. EST 12 comments
SmokeChoke: Ohio Smoking Ban Violator Registry - A couple weeks ago, I was sitting in Brewed Awakenings trying to enjoy a cup of coffee, but there was a lady chain smoking in the other room using an ashtray provided by Brewed. It struck me that an online registry of smoking ban violators would be helpful to avoid situations like that.
posted by joshw to health at 9:51 A.M. EST 126 comments
April 23, 2007
Governor Strickland Visits Toledo on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Mayores Senior Center (on South Ave. East of Anthony Wayne Trail) for Town Hall Meeting - Governor Strickland will visit Toledo on Tuesday, April 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Mayores Senior Center (on South Ave. East of Anthony Wayne Trail) for Town Hall Meeting. The focus of the town hall meeting will be on whether or not the state should expand the Homestead Tax Exemption Program so more seniors can save money on their property taxes.
posted by jmoor7 to health at 9:16 P.M. EST 2 comments
Toledo rated most business friendly - "London-based fDi magazine ó Foreign Direct Investment ó ranked Toledo 10th among 44 cities in the large-city category overall and the "most business friendly" among large cities. Toledo was judged in the population category of 500,000 to 2 million people, based on its metropolitan population."
posted by jr to business at 3:56 P.M. EST 18 comments
Illegal Cable affects paying customers - FYI to anyone out there that thinks its harmless to illegally hook up your cable - it frags up the service for all the paying customers in your neighborhood.
posted by SillyWabbit to technology at 11:33 A.M. EST 25 comments
Blue Angels - How sad to hear of the tragic accident involving the Blue Angels. What I didnít really see is any emphasis on the fact that it crashed in a residential neighborhood. The folks living there were going about their everyday business when it happened. Itís a miracle that no one else was killed.
posted by swantucky to news at 6:27 A.M. EST 2 comments
April 22, 2007
R.I.P. Toledo Storm - A hearty thanks to Coach Nick Vitucci and his staff, and all of the Toledo Storm players -- past and . . . past, I guess, since there is no more present. (And, on behalf of my oldest son, good luck Matt Zultek!)
posted by miked918 to sports at 9:50 P.M. EST 3 comments
April 21, 2007
Thanks Health Department - Our neighnorhood has recently complained about a particular residence near us that is operating as some sort of half-ass pallet distributor. Each morning...the pallets would be stacked approximately 15ft high...and is an eyesore to our community.
posted by Kooz to environment at 3:46 P.M. EST 13 comments
Jackalope or Bigfoot? - Just read this article on Foxnews.com and was wondering if anything like this has been spotted in NW Ohio.
posted by DoknowDocare to outdoors at 8:48 A.M. EST No comments Post a comment
April 18, 2007
I can't believe how much the IRS took from me. - Like many of us, I spent this week getting my taxes finished up. It doesnít really matter if you are Republican or Democrat, when it comes to taxes, we all hate paying more than our fair share. This year wasnít any different for me and my family.
posted by RetirementGuys to business at 10:20 P.M. EST 39 comments
Give me a reason, I dare you... - I'm in the market for my first home but I'm not sure whether or not to consider property in the Toledo city limits. (I work near the Old Orchard area so I'd like to live within a short drive if possible.)
posted by photodan to other at 10:08 P.M. EST 33 comments
The Kalamazoo Promise - The downturn in manufacturing and consolidation in the drug industry have hit Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hard. Now the city is mobilizing local wealth to make investments for the future. Southwest Michigan First, an economic-development group, has raised a $50 million venture fund expressly for financing life-sciences startups. The same group has rallied local resources to keep Western Michigan University's engineering school in town. Then there's the Kalamazoo Promise, a program funded by anonymous area donors that gives full college scholarships to every child who attends city schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. This year, it boosted enrollment by nearly 1,000 kids, which even heated up the housing market. Now other cities are calling to find out how they can replicate Kalamazoo's "community capitalism." "They all think there's some magic pill or angle," says Southwest Michigan First CEO Ron Kitchens. "It's money."
posted by justareviewer to business at 7:24 P.M. EST 5 comments
"GOOD OLD TEDDY KENNEDY" - Good old Teddy Kennedy; "MY ASS" He's not only in favor of granting a free pass to "ILLEGAL ALIENS" but hes proposed a bill to get them put on "THE AMERICAN SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM"
To which our Social Security System is "ALREADY PAYING OUT OVER $460,000,000 A YEAR" All the while making it harder for americans to get it - More>>
posted by blacjac687 to commentary at 6:15 P.M. EST 11 comments
Lucas County Educational Service Center Governing Board - What are the latest happenings with the Governing Board of the Lucas County Educational Service Center? Follow this thread to get and give the latest! (Hopefully)
Here is the previous thread which is now closed to further comment.
posted by RolandHansen to education at 3:07 P.M. EST 19 comments
Sorry Barok, no shovin' scissors into babys heads any time soon! - Poor S Hussein Obama. He "strongly disagree's with the supreme court's ban on Partial Birth Abortions.
posted by billy to health at 1:09 P.M. EST 36 comments