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Raising The Bar Past Mediocrity - From the article: Ösigning a law to toughen the math and lab-based science requirements that today's fifth graders, the class of 2014, will have to master before they graduate high school.

Sending eight Toledo Elementary schools into Academic Emergency ahead of schedule.
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posted by madjack to education at 04:05 P.M. EST on Fri Jan 05, 2007     29 comments

Senate Bill 116 - Hereís the latest on health care coverage and mental health. Taft has adamantly, consistently opposed mental health parity his entire career, but now it appears that Taft is inclined to sign Senate Bill 116, which would provide parity for mental health insurance benefits. I wonder if Taftís sudden change of heart is due to some kind of moral epiphany, or could it be attributed to the recent over-ride of his veto on an unrelated bill? - More>>
posted by madjack to politics at 11:04 A.M. EST on Fri Dec 15, 2006     5 comments

More junk law from Toledo city council - More restrictions for the citizens of Toledo. Imagine you own your home. Not you and the bank, just you. Now you canít park on your own lawn, or in your own back yard. If you park on the edge of the road in front of your own home, that edge must be gravel. - More>>
posted by madjack to politics at 10:53 A.M. EST on Tue Nov 14, 2006     76 comments

Yellow Journalism from The Blade - Hereís a good example of our law enforcement at work, as well as a bright yellow sample of what passes for journalism at the Toledo Blade. - More>>
posted by madjack to media at 10:46 A.M. EST on Tue Nov 14, 2006     11 comments

Shades of Thunder Road - Hereís more BS from our government at work. Apparently itís against the State law to buy your woozle water in Michigan and bring it home to Ohio. Of course, the stores in Ohio close at 5:00 PM, so if you need to stock up for a party and wait until after work to do your shopping, youíre SOL. - More>>
posted by madjack to food at 11:47 A.M. EST on Thu Oct 12, 2006     26 comments

Who's Responsible When You Drive? - Here's something that makes about as much sense as Our Beloved Carty chairing a sensitivity training session. These two geniuses are driving down I-75 and a car load of hotties flashes them. The bright boys do a rough imitation of feeding time at the Toledo Zoo primate house, and when a potential souvenir flies toward them the driver tries to catch it. Smooth move, bone head. The two end up in the middle of the median, and somehow, we donít know just how, their new position is the fault of the hotties? Give it a rest. - More>>
posted by madjack to news at 11:29 A.M. EST on Thu Oct 12, 2006     19 comments

Bomb Scare - I have it on pretty good authority that the welfare office in downtown Toledo was evacuated yesterday (Wednesday, 4/12/06) because of a terrorist related bomb threat. I'm given to understand that the office was shut down for most of the day. Since the news media isn't covering this, I'm wondering if anyone here has any knowledge of this event. - More>>
posted by madjack to news at 12:54 P.M. EST on Thu Apr 13, 2006     8 comments

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