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November 17, 2004

Textbook trading - "It's that time of the year again, when students trade in textbooks they paid $60 for and get perhaps $10 in return. A corporation out of Baltimore, Switch Textbooks, Inc., is hoping to give students another option this December. By going to the corporation's web site,, a student can trade their textbooks for ones he or she needs."
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Toledo $16 million in the hole - "Officer and Fire Fighter lay-offs have to be made in the next couple months. The city has to make $16 million in cuts to balance its budget for 2005. More than 100 city workers could be out of a job by the end of the year. A Toledo exodus, fewer jobs, an aging population and a recession have all played a part in the city's nearly $17 million budget shortfall." Mmm, Toledo government incompetence was not mentioned as a reason for the deficit. How does the Mayor and City Council get a pass? Hey, at least Toledo has a smoking ban. Therefore, all is well. Don't worry. - More>>
posted by jr to politics at 10:23 A.M. EST     3 comments

The Producers - November 16 - 21 at the Stranahan Theater. "Everything you've heard is true! "Mel Brooks has put the comedy back into musical comedy. THE PRODUCERS is the funniest, most fearlessly irreverent thing ever seen on stage!" (USA Today) And now you can experience the biggest Tony Award winner in Broadway history when it comes to Toledo! Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Crazy for You, Contact, The Music Man), THE PRODUCERS is "a blissful spectacle that will leave you delirious!" (The New York Times) Recommended for mature audiences."
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Volunteer opportunities - The Adopt-A-Wish program, The Anne Grady Center, The BLUE Program, The Cherry Street Mission, Family House, Helping Hands of St. Louis, and more. And if you want to teach an adult how to read, become a volunteer tutor in the library's Read for Literacy program. "65,000 adults in the Toledo area cannot read."
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