New version of Toledo Talk

February 13, 2003

Toledo and Mexico becoming business partners - "Ohio and Mexico have tremendous opportunities in business, especially after the NAFTA agreement. Because of the large [population of] Mexican and Mexican-American people living in Toledo, we want to support them and link to Mexico through this university [of Toledo]." And from the Blade, Local firms urged to export to Mexico
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Sports good in times of crisis - "With this country about to head into a war against Iraq, how is it that some of us talk more about college basketball than the conflicts that surround us? Sports is often escapism, especially from the perspective of fans and reporters. No matter how important the events of the world are, you're more likely to find me watching basketball on ESPN than the latest on a potential war on CNN."
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Byrne Hill Estates being ''overrun'' - "The lamentable transformation continues in Byrne Hill Estats, a once quiet, middle-class, mostly African American neighborhood that is being overrun by white University of Toledo students."
posted by jr to culture at 12:25 P.M. EST     1 comment

Columbia shuttle charities are phony - "The Better Business Bureau says people need to watch out for phony charities claiming to be raising money for the families of Space Shuttle Columbia victims. The BBB's Dick Eppstein says he hasn't received any complaints in the Toledo area yet, but says a national alert has been made, and people could soon receive phone calls or mail from groups claiming to be Columbia disaster charities."
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Library events mark Ohio’s bicentennial - "The commemoration of Ohio’s bicentennial - officially, March 1 - began yesterday at the main Toledo-Lucas County Public Library with the opening of an exhibit of historical artifacts and a lecture series on social, political, and cultural events and figures. The exhibit, "Pieces of Ohio: A Sampling of Our History," is on display throughout the main library through April 30."
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When Lima prison closes, people in Toledo could lose jobs - It's union "stuff".
"Less than three years after Gov. Bob Taft called the 403 jobs created at the new Toledo Correctional Institution "recession-proof," 136 of those employees are in jeopardy of losing theirs, according to members of the employees union at the Toledo facility. Last month, the governor ordered the 490-employee Lima Correctional Institution closed as part of an effort to eliminate a projected $4 billion deficit in the next biennial budget." People with seniority at the Lima prison could take jobs away from Toledo.

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