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July 30, 2005
Story to watch - Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald to be - Word on the street (and all over the internet) is that the White House is looking for some way to get rid of Fitzgerald. Investigation is too close to too many damaging secrets... too many witnesses have contradicted Rove... they can't afford for the truth to be revealed to the public. So they (reportedly) are seriously considering going the Nixon "fire the truthteller" route.
posted by edie to politics at 1:27 P.M. EST 5 comments
July 29, 2005
Toledo Jeep Flyer tell how most of us Rank & File feel - The house needs cleaned out from the top down.
"We are a team of creative, hard-working, caring people..." - More>>
posted by EYESWIDESHUT to business at 3:52 P.M. EST 78 comments
Fritz Wenzel: In the news, not covering it - Interesting story on ex-Blade political writer Fritz Wenzel, who has started his own political consulting firm and is working on the campaign of congressional candidate Jean Schmidt. Questions raised by Cincinnati CityBeat's Greg Flannery and City Paper's Paula Ross are thought-provoking.
posted by historymike to politics at 7:14 A.M. EST 47 comments
July 28, 2005
Gouging us at the gas pump isn't enough - Well, at least Waxman objects to this raid on the public treasury to benefit private oil interests. The political analyst who e-mailed the following thinks Waxman doesn't understand yet that Congress is expected to roll over for its globalist masters. THIS is why gas is so expensive - uncontrolled GREED, pure and simple - not any of the phoney reasons that are trotted out regularly - it's the fall... winter... spring... summer changeover... we don't have enough refineries bla bla bla.
posted by edie to politics at 9:03 A.M. EST 46 comments
July 27, 2005
Yet another local satire site - On the heels of the Codependent Collegian comes a sister site, Toledo Tales, both produced by the enigmatic "Subcomandante Bob." Laughs aplenty.
posted by historymike to entertainment at 6:45 P.M. EST 7 comments
Unocal has been sold to China??? - That's what I found most interesting about the following cut-and-paste from rumormillnews.com. I don't ever check rumormillnews directly (got this from a link from another site) for the simple reason that it has an underground reputation as being a CIA black ops deal, with deliberately planted disinformation.
posted by edie to politics at 4:57 P.M. EST 3 comments
2005 Pemberville Free Fair - August 17-20, 2005. If you like fairs, you'll love the Pemberville Free Fair! You pay nothing to get in. Family night is Thursday night when all tickets for the rides are discounted. Entertainment, Contests, Rides, Fair food, Local displays, a Kiddie parade on Wednesday and The Grand Parade on Saturday.
posted by jlbarne to event at 10:00 A.M. EST 4 comments
July 26, 2005
County to build arena? - "The Lucas County Improvement Corporation has agreed to pursue a property option which if approved, could bring a new sports arena to a downtown location. LCIC officials say a confidentiality agreement with the property owner prohibits them from discussing it further." So they have a site already selected?
posted by jr to business at 10:58 A.M. EST 45 comments
13 ABC's Website - For local news, I look at the TV stations' websites. 13 ABC just changed the format of their site and it blows!!! There is never any current news on there and it is hard to find things. Anyone else use their site and dissatisfied? www.13abc.com
posted by fequalsma73 to media at 2:41 A.M. EST 14 comments
July 25, 2005
Candidate Websites... - I have been trying to put together a list of all of the websites for Mayor and City Council for Toledo and surrounding areas. So far I have the main four Mayoral candidates which I've listed on my blog. I plan to add the city council ones and other areas later.
posted by psyche777 to politics at 3:11 P.M. EST 42 comments
July 24, 2005
Regional or Uni-Gov information help - I have a distant memory of something I once saw on TV that, I believe, was related to what we would now call Regional Government or, maybe Unigov.
posted by Hooda_Thunkit to politics at 11:42 A.M. EST 3 comments
July 23, 2005
Regionalism Rules - As we wait with baited breath for tomorrows 10:00 am broadcast,(see July 22nd post), I ran accross a letter to the editor in this weeks' issue of The Toledo City Paper, commenting on the cover story on Regionalism a couple of issues back.
posted by lew to politics at 1:31 P.M. EST 10 comments
July 22, 2005
Regionalism vs. Politics---one more time - For those of you like jr and thinkingwoman who are interested in the relationship of politics to regionalism, please tune in to: "Political Countdown" on Sunday morning at 10:00 am on Channel 13.
posted by lew to politics at 1:22 P.M. EST 8 comments
Update on leaks in Cleveland - We talked about this earlier when there was the report that the Cleveland Plain Dealer would not publish two stories because of fear of legal action.
posted by psyche777 to media at 12:07 P.M. EST 1 comment
There are more important problems in Toledo!!! - In response to an article in the Journal about Westfield Shopping Center; Toledo ministers are complaining that there were no pictures of people of color being displayed prominently in the mall. All of the pictures were middle class white women from the suburban areas of Ottawa Hills, Sylvania. This of course is not true as the pictures are random pictures that you can find in any Westfield owned mall and there are pictures of other races in the mall and at their malls throughout the USA however that is beside my point. Long story short, I became upset because I can't believe these pastors and the Journal had time to address this silly issue, especially when there are so many other crucial matters that need to be addressed within the city of Toledo. Not to single out one area of the city but since I grew up in the central ...
posted by xiao1906 to news at 11:56 A.M. EST 13 comments
MARCY KAPTUR VOTES AGAINST PATRIOT ACT!!! - YOU CERTAINLY KNOW THE BLADE WOULDN'T PUT THIS ONE THE FRONT PAGE, BUT OUR CONGRESSWOMAN THAT COMPARES OUR FOUNDING FATHERS TO TERRORISTS IS ONCE AGAIN TURNING A BLIND EYE TO NATIONAL SECURITY. THIS WAS EVEN AFTER SEVERAL AMENDMENTS THAT ADRESS THE LUDACRIS LIBRARY RECORD ARGUMENT. I'M GLAD MARCY KAPTUR IS WORKING SO HARD TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE...CRAZY!!! SHE WOULD RATHER PUT POLITICS OVER NATIONAL SECURITY
posted by lloyd to politics at 9:11 A.M. EST 129 comments
July 21, 2005
Senator Marc Dann's blog - It's not technically a Toledo only issue but he has alot of the documentation regarding the whole Workman's Comp situation on his blog.
posted by psyche777 to politics at 9:46 P.M. EST 2 comments
TARTA & TARPS - Does anyone know of a blog about TARTA, or TARPS? Also, does anyone know of or have relatives who work at either TARTA or TARPS? Thank you in advance!
posted by MrsPhoenix to business at 6:52 P.M. EST 8 comments
The Toledo Jeep workers are scared, tired and angry. - The Toledo Jeep workers are scared, tired and angry.
1) The real cost, not the smokescreen.
Daimler-Chrysler has consistently eliminated jobs, outsource our work, cut benefits, along with exploiting temporary employees by using them as full-time workers without the benefits. With all of these cost-cutting measures, when was the last time you saw a CEO take a pay cut? Let's go even further and instead of using the harbor report numbers, (The Harbour Report is the benchmark tool for documenting manufacturing ) http://www.harbourinc.com/html/harbour_publications.html
We should use the nonproductive employees. Also included should be all the supervisors, managers, outsource in-house labor, secretaries, unit and possibly some local union officers, appointed individuals, working job bank people. After we get this total, divide it into the number of cars we make, then find out the real cost of making a car. - More>>
posted by EYESWIDESHUT to business at 3:40 P.M. EST 40 comments
Franklin Park is almost finished, now what? - So the new stores at Franklin Park are almost complete. A few more will open in the fall. In the meantime Southwyck, Woodville, and other shopping areas continue to fall by the wayside. It is pretty sad when people relocate to our city from places far smaller than Toledo and ask me where are the malls? How can a city of this size only have one mall is the question that is asked time and time again? We all know what happened.
posted by xiao1906 to entertainment at 3:17 P.M. EST 45 comments
Our justice system at work - Four days after being released from prison, the criminal kidnaps and rapes his victim at knifepoint. Four days. He is 22-years-old and has been in trouble with the law since the age of 13. Why was he released from prison? Doesn't the prison system do some kind of analysis to determine if the inmate has been rehabilitated?
posted by jr to news at 5:51 A.M. EST 19 comments
Latest scam by Toledo's Finest - I'm only posting this because A). I'm extremely Ticked off about it. B). Most of you are, no doubt, unaware of it.
posted by Foolkiller to commentary at 12:35 A.M. EST 11 comments
July 20, 2005
P.O'd Stewardi - I read about these women in the AARP magazine (at a friend's house, I refuse to join 'em)-it's a group of retired stewardesses who are ticked about the airline they worked for trying to gyp them out of their pension. No nudity here, but they are sexy, and are selling calendars. I just thought it might be a welcome diversion from politics. The woman on the far left is Connie Barker-she's 60 years old.
posted by Foolkiller to culture at 10:49 P.M. EST 5 comments
anyone else here this rumor? - Had a strange conversation the other day and out of it came the rumor that the Federal prosecutors in the Noe case are looking at leaks on the case coming from our local prosecutor's office to the media and others.
posted by intrepid to politics at 10:16 P.M. EST 7 comments
Proposal for the new I-280 bridge - Here's an interesting story in today's Blade. While it's still a long way off from being finalized, it's a shot in the arm for the Marina District project. Any investment proposal from private investors gives the project a major boost and bolsters the belief that the Marina District will thrive.
posted by HeyHey to news at 4:58 P.M. EST 3 comments
July 19, 2005
Blade Weakens Standard for Telling the Truth - On today's front page of the Blade you will find Ann McFeatters' regurgitation of an article from the Washington Post.
posted by babbleman to politics at 10:30 P.M. EST 15 comments
Slick car sales promotion - What is this? A scam, clever deception, fraud, or legit creative marketing? I'm not familiar with Yark. Are they a car dealership or a loan center? A document sent on behalf of Yark Supercenter, formerly Valton Chrysler, states that the recipient of the letter has been pre-approved for a zillion dollars and is also the winner of a major prize. The winner just needs to dig up his or her dead ancestors and visit Yark on the dates specified in the document to claim the prize. The letter follows ...
posted by jr to other at 1:54 P.M. EST 7 comments