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October 12, 2004

Some Halloween ideas - "Haunted houses, corn mazes, and fun events for the family." Pet Howl-O-Ween Party, Family Haunted Bike Ride, Tombstone Bicycle Tour, Pumpkin-A-Rama at the Erie Street Market.
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College basketball Midnight Madness - I don't know. With the football season cranked up, the baseball playoffs underway, and the NHL about to ... oh wait, never mind, it's hard to think about college basketball. But this sounds like fun. "The University of Toledo will introduce its men's and women's basketball teams Friday at its annual Midnight Madness program. Doors will open at 10:30 p.m., with free beverages and pizza to the first 1,000 fans.There will be shooting and slam dunk exhibitions at midnight, followed by a women's scrimmage, then a men's scrimmage, on the earliest date allowed by the NCAA. Admission is free, and free schedule posters will be available for autograph signing from 10:30-11:30 p.m."
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UT football schedule - Nothing like planning ahead. "Purdue will play the University of Toledo in football three times over the next six years. The Boilermakers will play host to the Rockets in 2009 and 2010 after traveling to Toledo in 2007. Purdue lost at Toledo in head coach Joe Tiller's Boilermaker coaching debut in 1997, 29-33. Tiller is a native of Toledo, Ohio."
posted by jr to sports at 3:51 P.M. EST     1 comment

Marcy Kaptur discusses alternative fuels - "Toledo congresswoman says our addiction to foreign oil is our biggest vulnerability. Marcy Kaptur has long championed alternative fuels to break American dependence on oil and protect the environment. Kapturís gotten 1.5 million federal dollars earmarked for a biodiesel pilot program involving Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, Toledo Public Schools and the University of Toledo. ... an 80 percent mix of standard diesel and 20 percent non-toxic, organic oils that come from "biomass" sources such as soybean oil. Most diesel engines can run on 100 percent biodiesel with no adverse effects."
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Toledo bombarded by political ads - Since I rarely watch TV, I wasn't aware of this. "The Bush and Kerry campaigns are furiously expending powder and shot in the swing state of Ohio, hitting Toledo's TVs with ad after ad after ad. Just about anywhere Toledoans turn their television dials these days, another commercial for the presidential campaign is on the screen. Between March and late September, 14,273 commercials about the presidential race aired on Toledo's four leading TV stations. That number makes this smokestack city at the western tip of Lake Erie the center of the presidential air wars; Toledo ranks as the most advertised-to market of any in the big battleground states." Woo hoo, Toledo is number one in something. Smokestack city? I was thinking grain elevator city.
posted by jr to politics at 2:57 P.M. EST     1 comment

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