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e pledged to run the mayor’s office without concern for his own re-election, and at the halfway point of his first term, Mike Bell has kept his word. The mayor of Toledo rode a roller coaster in 2011, with the highs of luring unprecedented foreign investment to Toledo and the tumult of being a strong and often solo voice urging the passage of Issue 2, which supported Senate Bill 5’s stark reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws. “I’m left with few tools to correct the budget situation and keep city employees working to provide vital services,” Bell wrote in a late October Toledo Free Press guest column. “The state of the economy locally, in Ohio, and across the nation has put Toledo in the situation we, and other cities, are in. If Toledoans aren’t working and paying income taxes, then the city is going to have less revenue. This is the state of the economy and the current system in which we operate. Issue 2 will save jobs and allow us to continue operating the city without raising taxes. For those reasons, I support the reforms to collective bargaining.” Issue 2 was resoundingly defeated, but it is expected that local unions will have a long memory when it comes to Bell’s stance. I believe he is fine with that. Unlike previous “strong mayors,” Bell is defiantly his own man, running his office consistently, even if his policies run contrary to public opinion. As progressive as many of his ideas are, Bell himself is a throwback to the quiet men of honor who refuse to lie to

themselves, much less other people. One of his greatest development triumphs has been the success of his trips to China. Dashing Pacific Group Ltd., a group of Chinese investors, invested more than $5 million in the Toledo waterfront in 2011 with the purchase of The Docks restaurant development and property in the Marina District. The Chinese investment in Toledo was the result of two visits to China by Bell and contingents from local government and business. Bell

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said foreign investment in China had spurred development there so the city was trying to spur development here with foreign investment. It began early in 2011 when the Chinese investors purchased The Docks dining and entertainment complex and five adjacent acres of parking lots from the City of Toledo for $2.15 million. City officials reported the sale netted Toledo about $300,000. Real estate developers were recruited to the area by Bell and his staff during and following his trips to Thomas F. Pounds, President/Publisher tpounds@toledofreepress.com

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China. That relationship eventually led to a much bigger investment in Toledo by those investors. Dashing Pacific entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Toledo in February to purchase 69 acres of the Marina District for $3.8 million. As he heads through 2012 and into the elections of 2013, Bell will ride high with the impact of the investments from Hollywood Casino Toledo and the Chrysler expansion. Between now and then, there will

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011 has come to an end and to help working people in Ohio. Inwith it a somewhat ignominious stead, working people were blamed, end to Year One of King John’s attacked and disrespected as pracreign. A year that began with high as- tically the first order of business. pirations of power and arrogance was Going after police and fire forces and brought back down to earth by the schoolteachers was a mistake I am people, who defeated his signature sure they now rue in most Republican circles. Even though this was legislation, Senate Bill 5. Sold as a much-needed economic part of a nationwide overreach by tool to bring us out of the economic the GOP, it had the opposite effect of malaise (caused primarily by the what they were going for: it brought greed and arrogance of him and his out tens of thousands of demonstrators against their poliWall Street buddies), it cies and awakened a was soundly thumped sleeping giant. 2-1 by Ohioans who Kasich and the saw through the ruse. GOP majority were The much-vaunted elected more by the bus that we were all apathy of voters in supposed to get on or 2010 than by any great get run over by instead groundswell of supbacked over Kasich port for their ideas. and the GOP majorKasich was elected by ity’s grand overreach. less than a majority After promising Don BURNARD of the voters and took to bring jobs and prosperity to Ohio, Kasich and the that as some sort of mandate to foist GOP have brought us a net job-loss his grandiose plans on a public aleconomy and giveaways to corpo- ready suffering from the results of rate cronies. In the name of eco- many of those same thought pronomic development that has fooled cesses. That public was not fooled, no one; at least about two-thirds and made its displeasure known by of the voters were not fooled. The collecting 1.3 million signatures, the coming year promises to be very in- largest number of signatures ever teresting. Most of the jobs brought collected in Ohio for a referendum, to Ohio were the result of policies and proceeding to overwhelmingly begun under the Strickland ad- defeat the implementation of Senate ministration or were the result of Bill 5. Did the GOP learn anything economic decisions made without from this? Evidently not, since just Kasich’s JobsOhio’s input or influ- days after the defeat, legislation was ence. This didn’t stop the Guv from introduced to make Ohio a right-toshowing up at every photo op, work state. This just proves that it never was trying to appear relevant. His endof-the-year summary of his so- about saving money and jobs, but called achievements was sparse and about political retribution. Add in embarrassing. Even with dozens of the obscenely gerrymandered map links proving otherwise, he tried to they’ve passed, in concert with John say he never said he was going to Boehner and his staff of Washington run over anyone with his bus. It was insiders, and you have a recipe for disaster. 2012 should offer some interall a big misunderstanding. Instead of jobs being the No. 1 esting political times. The previous objective of the administration and apathy of a large number of voters the newly elected GOP majority, appears to have been overcome, and like they promised when they ran in coupled with the distaste many pre2010, we were subjected to a litany of vious GOP supporters and indepenbills that had been on Republican so- dent voters have for their policies, cial engineering wish lists for years. that could signal as large a swing if Instead of jobs, we got the right to not larger, than in the 2010 eleccarry guns in bars and church, and tions. This could be an interesting an an abortion bill that even many in election. If the Mayans are right, the the anti-abortion movement didn’t world is going to end on Dec. 21 next want. Not one bill has been passed year, so what the hell: let’s go for it! O

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hio Senate Bill 5 was signed into law March 31. Alarmed by the law’s alleged restrictions on collective bargaining, opponents launched a successful drive to put it on the November ballot. Although this tactic was certainly to be preferred over stacking the state Supreme Court through election of a prejudiced justice, as unions attempted to do in response to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s reining in of public employee unions, the nature of the campaign was scarcely more honorable. The “No on Issue 2” campaign was marked by falsehood and fear-mongering. Websites and advertisements were clearly misleading. For example, they claimed that SB5 restricted emergency personnel’s ability to negotiate for equipment and training, and nurses’ ability to negotiate for adequate staffing levels. An honest reading of the law exposes both claims to be lies; in fact, in the latter case, nurses didn’t have that right in the first place. Nor did SB5 ban or restrict collective bargaining, as was so often claimed. The opponents falsely accused advocates of blaming public employees for governmental fiscal woes — as if public workers were passing Thomas the spending laws that caused the problems. Some Issue 2 advocates were not much better, preferring unfair clichés about “union thugs and slugs” to the issues of the law and the deceitful opposition to it. The advocates were also out-organized, understaffed and underfunded. Most critically, they were far too slow in making their case; the opponents seized the early momentum and never came close to losing it. Much of that advantage was due to another deceit. “We are Ohio,” the primary opposition group, was mostly funded from outside Ohio, particularly by Big Labor interests in Washington, D.C. They also utilized We-are-notOhio spokespeople from out of state. The involvement of Big Labor in the campaign was certainly to be expected, given the stake it had in the outcome. After all, if the issue carried, unions stood to lose power, prestige and income, so they were protecting their interests — which is precisely what Big Labor and its progressive backers condemn business lobbies for doing. In a column written for the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Dan Tokaji, professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, asserted that Issue 2’s defeat was significant because it protected labor’s political influence. And that’s precisely the problem: Public sector unions have undue influence over the politicians who pay their members. Give us what we want, they say,

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and we’ll work our cans off to keep you in power. Deny us, and you’re done. So the politicians keep the public union gravy train rolling in order to win re-election; and when the chickens come home to roost, as they have now, the economy and the taxpayer get dumped in the straw on the coop’s floor. Tokaji also called union lobbying “the only counterbalancing force to corporate political influence” and said that “eviscerating” this “main counterweight to corporate campaign spending” would be “ ... anathema to a society that’s ostensibly committed to the principle of one person, one vote.” This is nonsense. Very rarely does Big Labor give a whit about the economic or political interests of anyone other than its own. Moreover, Big Labor’s commitment to dishonest political campaigns, higher taxes, and continued government expansion (read: more public union members), among other evils, is itself anathema to our founding principles. Something has to be done. Overly generous handouts to public employee unions are not BERRY sustainable. Increased spending of any kind is affordable only when revenue increases more than spending. But the increasing tax revenues needed to underwrite increased public employee benefits no longer exist, thanks in no small part to the economic policies of the very politicians who gave away the store in the first place. Either expenses must be cut, or tax revenue must increase to cover them. But higher taxes impede the economic activity that is taxed. Raise taxes, and the economy slows even further, causing even more of a shortfall, especially if expenses aren’t reduced — and Issue 2’s defeat eliminated a means of cutting government costs. Cut taxes and get the government boot off the throat of business, and watch the tax revenues pour in. That’s what happened following the Bush tax cut of 2003 — tax rates were reduced, and taxable income grew such that the federal deficit was cut in half from 2004 through 2007. But union-backed progressive politicians, such as those who won control of Congress in 2008, would rather swim in acid than do that. So where do we go from here? The state legislature intends to reintroduce elements of SB5 as independent bills. But the unions will have to face an even bigger bogeyman that now looms on the horizon: right to work. O

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As Dashing Pacific invests, Toledo might host a center of business growth and immigration

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Northwest Ohio might soon become a hub for foreign investors looking to secure permanent residency in the United States. The Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) confirmed it is working toward assembling an EB-5 Regional Center, which means that the area would serve as a springboard for new business development with the help of wealthy foreign individuals. The RGP would not release additional details. Other cities in Ohio — Wooster, Cleveland, Greenville and Akron — have already taken advantage of the program, which began in the 1990s. Regional centers allow financial growth agencies to contract with foreign investors in exchange for green cards. There are a few more than 200 centers across the country as listed on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website. To become a regional center, the application must provide a detailed proposal explaining how a business project would stimulate the regional economy and how jobs would develop. Average processing time is about six months, according to USCIS. If all goes smoothly, immigrants benefit from a more convenient track to citizenship. Here’s how it works. A foreign investor devotes $1 million to a particular business endeavor put forth by a regional center (The bar is lowered to $500,000 in areas where unemployment is 1.5 times the national average). In return, the foreign national receives a green card and can bring immediate family along. If the investment creates 10 jobs directly or indirectly within two years, the government lifts green card conditions and grants the immigrant permanent residency. He or she can apply for full citizenship after five years. Indirect jobs are calculated with a

mathematical formula that assumes that as higher-paid jobs are created, more jobs will crop up to serve either the needs or service interests of those workers. In the past, construction jobs have not been counted in the 10-job minimum but recently the government began allowing such employment to qualify as long as the worker holds the position for two years, said Justin Starlin, one of the board members at Wooster’s Northeast Ohio Regional Center. Approved in 2009, Wooster’s center is now looking for 280 investors to fund $140 million worth of projects. Assuming everyone succeeds, that’s 2,800 jobs. The region’s focus is to on bioscience, alternative energy research and medicine. Starlin said the immigration program is particularly useful under harsh economic stress. “Not only is there still a credit crunch, and especially for businesses that are in start-up phases, but EB-5 really creates an avenue for these businesses that are struggling to access capital to secure funding to move their projects forward,” he said. EB-5 visas have existed for about 20 years but the popularity of the program has only recently gained speed. USCIS fielded at least 3,805 petitions from prospective foreign investors in 2011. Fewer than 800 bids were made four years prior. Consultants and attorneys have noticed a heavier caseload lately. Phil Cohen, president of a firm called Strategic Element Consulting that advises EB-5 program users across the country, attributes the increase to the slowdown in financial lending since 2008, particularly in real estate. He said some businesses might find it easier to finance projects through EB-5 investors than through more traditional investors or lenders. Of course, this means a risky deal for the investors depending on how speculative the business is and how much they invest. While the EB-5 visa allows for a more convenient path to citizenship and the investor can live and work anywhere in the country

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and send his or her children to school here, the program is a little riskier than other immigration options, Cohen said. Of the 2,345 applicants seeking permanent residency via the EB-5 program in 2011, 1,067 were approved and 46 were denied. Immigration and Customs Services has approved a total of 4,194 out of 7,417 applicants since 1994, according to USCIS’ records. The majority of foreign nationals who apply are Chinese citizens, followed by Russians and a sizable number from South Korea, said Kate Kalmykov, a New York City-based attorney who specializes in EB-5 cases.

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Deputy Mayor Tom Crothers. A groundbreaking ceremony took place July 2 to commemorate the sale of the 69 acres in the Marina District to the Chinese investors. “We are proud and honored to become part of the family here,” said Jimmy Wu, son of Dashing Pacific investor Wu Kin Hung. “Together we can shape our future and we can shape the city’s future too in which we, our children and grandchildren will thrive for generations to come.” O Toledo Free Press Senior Business Writer Duane Ramsey contributed to this report.

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Both TAC plants are working overtime to keep up with demand for the models produced there. One shift remained at each plant Dec. 27-30, according to a spokesperson for Chrysler. Those plants are usually shut down during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. “We celebrate a very bright future for this facility and the people who work here. Today, we begin the next chapter in Toledo,” Mauro Pino, plant manager of the TAC, said Nov. 16. “It’s a big day for our members who have been working so hard and deserve it. We take great pride in the job we do here,” said Bruce Baumhower, president of UAW Local 12. Marchionne confirmed in January 2011 that Chrysler was considering a possible investment in the TAC, but Chrysler’s plans for expansion of the TAC were not announced until all local and state incentives were finalized and a new four-year contract with the UAW was ratified. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved $10 million in tax credits and more than $2 mil-

Profile of Excellence: Terri Leary Owens Community College Alumna

Terri Leary, a Business Management student, has been selected as the Owens Community College class representative and addressed the graduates during the Fall 2011 Commencement Ceremony. Leary began her academic career at Owens with two online courses. While she was taking those courses, she lost her job helping seniors find affordable homes because she didn’t have a degree. Attending Owens became her job and she took it seriously. So seriously that she earned a 3.89 GPA, took 24 credit hours this last semester and graduated as an Honors Scholar. She also received the first ever Owens Board of Trustees Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Academic Achievement. In addition, Leary was one of 12 national finalists in the National Economics Insider Symposium and only one of two students honored from community colleges. She had the opportunity to present her paper on improving the economy through providing prescriptions for senior citizens at the conference in Washington D.C. in front of a prestigious panel including an Economics Nobel Prize Winner. She is also one of the national Jack Kent Cook Scholarship finalists, an honor reserved for students who have a breadth of interests, work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed. Terri Leary Business Management 2011 Commencement Class Representative

“I was overwhelmed by the support I received at Owens from the faculty. When I was preparing for the Economics Symposium, I received help from faculty who had never even been my instructors,” said Leary. She credits her success to the support of the faculty and staff at Owens, including Jeremy Baker, Dr. Russ Bodi, Dr. Catherine Pratt and Dr. Laurie Fathe. The support of her family was also a critical part of her success, including her husband, Ken, and their children, Katie, Michael, Tiffany, Savannah and Matthew. Her speech addressed the challenges of applying what the graduates learned and bettering their communities. “We are no longer preparing for our careers. We are there. It is time that we go into the community and do what we have learned. It is time for us to make a change,” said Leary in her speech. Now that she has graduated, she plans on transferring to a four-year institution to continue working toward her bachelor’s degree and then her master’s degree and apply one of her favorite quotes from Malcom Forbes, “Failure is success if we learn from it.”

“I was overwhelmed by the support I received at Owens from the faculty.”

lion in grants for work force training and new equipment that would create 1,110 new jobs and retain 1,700 existing jobs at the TAC. The state incentives support Chrysler’s $365 million in the TAC and an additional $72 million for expansion of the Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg Township. The ODOD approved $3.3 million in tax credits and $850,000 in grants for worker training and equipment at the machining plant. Toledo City Council approved a Municipal Job Creation Tax Credit of 40 percent for 10 years Oct. 4 based on the creation of 1,105 jobs at the Toledo North Assembly plant. The city committed to expediting approvals of all building permits during the design and construction phases of the expansion and will waive all fees for those services, valued at $158,670. The Department of Inspection will collaborate with Chrysler’s design team to coordinate all fire and code variances and inspections. Tax abatements for Chrysler on the proposed expansion were approved by Toledo Public Schools and Washington Local Schools. O

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and rescue squads to the Ottawa Hills station. “I believe the merger has gone pretty well,” Santiago said. “We get constant feedback from Ottawa Hills and continue to analyze the moves that we have made. They seem to be working out well.” The merger has been put to the test with 207 arsons reported in Toledo in 2011. “There’s not anything we can really pin it to,” Santiago said. “The arsons happen for various reasons. We’re not able to pinpoint why there may be an increase.” Of the 207 arsons, 143 involved vacant buildings. Some of the vacant buildings were made more dangerous by sabotage such as holes cut in the floor. “Some of the structural compromises we see aren’t just to trap or sabotage firefighters but also to aid the spreading of the fire,” Santiago said. “Our firefighters are trained to look at certain things and be aware of certain things in the structure. We take great caution when we do that. I’m very proud of our firefighters for doing what they do every day.” O

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Once a year or so, WUPW runs a contest to choose a spokesperson who will introduce shows, appear in ads and promote the station. The winner is dubbed “The Face of FOX Toledo.” But someone who has had a legitimate claim to that title for 16 years is preparing to depart the Glass City. Laura Emerson, who has co-anchored FOX Toledo News since it began in 1996, has decided to leave the station. Beginning in mid-January, Emerson will relocate to Paducah, Ky., where she will work for NBC affiliate WPSD. “It’s one of the two dominant stations in that market,” Emerson said. “It’s a hyphenated market that includes Cape Girardeau, Mo. and part of southern Illinois. But it’s one of two stations gunning for No. 1.”

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Emerson’s final decision to leave Toledo was a recent one — she made up her mind in mid-December — but she’d been considering the move for some time. “I’ve missed for a while being in a full-service newsroom. We do two shows a day, and I’m proud of the product we put on at FOX Toledo, but my previous two TV stations had morning, noon, multiple night newscasts. And it is helpful to have more coverage throughout the day, and I’m kind of excited to get back to that sort of a newsroom,” she said. “It’s going to be a newsroom that does four and a half hours a day, versus the one and a half we’re doing here, so it’s significantly more.”

So, she’s leaving to do even more work? “We’ll have a lot more people, too,” she laughed, noting WPSD’s staff will be nearly twice the size of FOX Toledo’s. “There’s an advantage to keeping that 24-hour local news cycle going.” Emerson said shaking things up in her career is an appealing idea. “Sometimes you’re just excited about change, for the sake of newness. Change kinda wakes you up, and gets you excited about life again,” she said. “And while it’s a little bit stressful not to know what the new people are going to be like, or the new place I’m going to be living, I’m kinda excited about just change.” There is no doubt Emerson is leaving a considerable vacancy behind at FOX Toledo, one that is already being felt by those who have worked with her. “We were very fortunate to have her as long as we did,” said Shaun Hegarty, who has co-anchored FOX Toledo News with Emerson since 2006. “She’s been a rock at this place for several years. The viewers have come to know her, come to like what she does. It is a substantial loss, but the news business goes forward.”

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6 n DEC. 28, 2011 / TOLEDOFREEPRESS.COM n EMERSON CONTINUED FROM 4 “You could invent whatever you could dream up. And it was exciting to be a part of building that. “Since we didn’t have ratings to lose in the beginning, we were able to be a little experimental and try things that just sounded cool — some of which worked, some didn’t. But that was kind of a fun, creative place to be.” She also noted the uphill battle the station’s news department has fought to gain respect in the community. “I’m proud of the way we’ve positioned ourselves as a news operation. It’s kind of tough to be a Fox label in a Democrat town. Because sometimes when you’re out covering something political, people automatically assume you are Fox News Channel, which we are not,” she said. “We are a very moderate news operation. But sometimes, we’ve had to fight hard to convince various individuals and entities of that. But I’m proud that we’ve stood our ground and worked hard to get that point across and become accepted in the Toledo market as a news operation.” Karl Rundgren, managing editor and coanchor of FOX Toledo News from 2003-08, said Emerson was a strong on-air partner. “Laura was a huge help when I first started anchoring at FOX Toledo,” he said. “I was figuring things out on live TV, and she was always incredibly patient with my mistakes. Before long, we developed a strong partnership where we could communicate to each other silently while still reading the news. “Laura barely ever cracked up on camera, but I do remember one time that we both

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almost lost it. She was reading a story about a bizarre crook in lingerie who was robbing people, and actually talked about how he would ‘shake his man-breasts’ at the cops. We came back on camera, and I just turned and looked at her and said, ‘“Man-breasts,” huh?’ Then we both struggled to keep from breaking into peals of laughter. It just sounded so bizarre for the phrase ‘man-breasts’ to be read in her refined voice.”

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Her time at FOX Toledo has also helped Emerson mature as a broadcaster, she said. “[I’m] so much more confident, just from experience,” she said. “Knowing how to handle breaking news, lots of years of helping young reporters write stories, being a mentor, making decisions, becoming a senior person in a newsroom.” How will she face the challenge of relocating to WPSD — going from the highest individual on the totem pole to starting over? “I’m looking forward to it, because it really has been a long time that, you know, I’ve sort of been just part of the furniture, and everyone just sort of expected me to be here,” Emerson said with a laugh. “I’m not saying [they] took me for granted, I don’t want to say that, but just saw me as completely a part of the product. “It’s really going to be invigorating to be the one who is learning again. I have to learn a different style, a different philosophy, different newsroom computer system. I think all of that is going to be, while a little challenging, very exciting.”

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I do like it here. That’s not why I’m going. I will miss many people and the many cool things the Toledo area has to offer. Saying goodbye in a few weeks is not going to be easy. I helped to give birth to FOX Toledo News. I was here when we launched our first newscast after the Super Bowl in 1996. This job was my move back home from Colorado, closer to Indiana where most of my family lives. That was an exciting time, too. I’ve enjoyed my time here and the people I’ve met.

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MUSIC The Ark This small venue offers a showcase for lesser-known acts. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451, (734) 761-1800 or www.theark.org. O Crossroads Ceili, Bua, Nic Gareiss: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29-30, $15. O The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, $27.50.

Bar 145 This new venue features burgers, bands and bourbon, if its slogan is to be believed. 5304 Monroe St. (419) 593-0073 or bar145toledo.com. O 88 Keys dueling pianos: Dec. 28. O Downstroke: Dec. 29. O Tricky Dicks & the Cover-Ups: Dec. 30. O Neon Black: Dec. 31, $15-$20.

The Blarney Irish Pub Catch local acts while taking in the pub’s modern Irish and American fare. 601 Monroe St. (419) 418-2339 or www. theblarneyirishpub.com. O Zeddie: Dec. 29. O Venyx: Dec. 30. O Nine Lives: Dec. 31.

Blind Pig A variety of rock, soul, pop and alternative acts perform at this bar. 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. $3-$20 unless noted. (734) 996-8555 or blindpigmusic.com. O Karaoke: 9:30 p.m. Mondays, no cover. O J. Law, Thas the Man E, Yung Hollywood, 3 Rea$onz, Marly Mar, Rudy Montana: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28. O The Vagrant Symphony, Ben Daniels Band, Hand in the Ocean, Mark Fain, Wellfire: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 29. O Nickie P., Wolfie Complex, Duke Newcomb, From the List, Detroit Underdogs, DJ Dick Jones: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30. O The Bang! 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. O The Sympathy Orchestra, Fade to Black, Specktators:

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9:30 p.m. Jan. 3. O Violet Void, Kaustikutt, Synkraft, Sterratic, the Alcoholic Oracles: 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4.

Bronze Boar Be sure to check out this Warehouse District tavern’s namesake, overhead near the entrance. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com. O DJ Jerod: Wednesdays. O Open mic with Steve Kennedy: Thursdays. O Open mic night with Chris Knopp: Mondays. O Luke James: Tuesdays. O The Eight-Fifteens: Dec. 30. O Russel Martin & Relics Band: Dec. 31.

Caesars Windsor If you have your passport, consider hopping the Detroit River for this casino’s entertainment offerings. Ticket prices, in Canadian dollars, are for the cheapest seats; attendees must be 19 or older. Caesars Windsor Colosseum, 377 Riverside Dr. East, Windsor, Ontario. (800) 991-7777 or www.caesarswindsor.com. O Ultimate ’80s Dance Party: 9 p.m. Dec. 30, $20.

Cheers Sports Eatery 7131 Orchard Centre Drive, Holland. (419) 491-0990. O Mark Mikel: Dec. 30. O Beg to Differ: Dec. 31.

Cheetah’s Den A different band performs each week. 702 E. Broadway St. (419) 754-1903. O DJ Lamont: Tuesdays. O Devious: Thursdays (also open mic night)-Saturdays.

Dégagé Jazz Café Signature drinks, such as pumpkin martinis, plus live local jazz performers. 301 River Road, Maumee. $5 weekends for cafe seating. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com. O Gene Parker & Friends: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. O Michael Peslikis: 7 p.m. Dec. 29. O The B/Charmers (with the Estar Cohen Quartet and Leo Darrington on New Year’s Eve): 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30-31. O Eric Dickey and the Zoar Musicians: Jan. 3.

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The Distillery Karaoke is offered Tuesdays, but paid entertainers rock out Wednesdays-Saturdays. 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www.thedistilleryonline.com. O DJ Mark EP: Thursdays. O Dave Carpenter: Dec. 28. O Arctic Clam: Dec. 30-31. O Rance Crain: Jan. 4.

Duncan’s 938 W. Laskey Road (419) 720-4320. O Open stage with Buzz Anderson and Frostbite: Wednesdays. O Scotty Rock: Sundays. O Otto’s Jacket: Dec. 30. O My Bad Hat: Dec. 31. O Don Coats: Jan. 1.

Fat Fish Blue Serving blues and similar sounds, as well as bayoustyle grub. Levis Commons, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or fatfishfunnybonetoledo.com. O Tom Turner: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30. O My ’80s Vice: 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

J. Patrick’s Pub Live entertainment after 9:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. (419) 874-3111 or www.hifq.com. O The Late Show: Dec. 30. O The Late Show, Nightline Band, Green Eyed Soul: Dec. 31.

ICE Restaurant & Bar This local, family-owned enterprise offers food, drinks and music in a sleek atmosphere. 405 Madison Ave. $5. (419) 246-3339 or icerestaurantandbar.com. O Isis Ardrey, Jeff Williams: 6 p.m. Dec. 29. O Dan & Don: 8 p.m. Dec. 30-31. O Jesse Coleman: Jan. 1. O Mike Fisher: Jan. 2.

JJ’s Pub Live music is on Saturday’s menu; the genre varies, along with the cover charge. Karaoke is on tap 9:30 p.m. Thursdays,

and a DJ starts spinning at 9 p.m. Fridays. 26611 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. (419) 874-9058 or jjsperrysburg.com. O John Barile and Bobby May: 8 p.m. Jan. 3.

Kerrytown Concert House This venue focuses on classical, jazz and opera artists and music. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. $5$30, unless noted. (734) 769-2999 or www.kerrytown concerthouse.com. O Randy Napoleon Sextet: 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 30. O Ellen Rowe Quartet, Paul Finkbeiner: 8 p.m. Jan. 4.

Manhattan’s This “slice of the Big Apple” in the Glass City provides entertainment most weekends. 1516 Adams St. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com. O Open mic: 9 p.m. Monday nights. O Jam session hosted by Tom Turner & Slow Burn: 9 p.m. Tuesdays. O Tom Tallitsch Trio: 6 p.m. Dec. 29. O DFR: 9 p.m. Dec. 30. O Alan Smith & the Blues All Stars: 9 p.m. Dec. 31.

Mickey Finn’s Pub A variety of genres to wash your drinks down with. Open mic nights, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, no cover; $5-$7 cover other nights. 602 Lagrange St. (419) 246-3466 or www. mickeyfinnspub.com. O Open mic: 8 p.m. Wednesdays. O Rock the Stage, featuring local bands: 9 p.m. Thursdays, free. O Indigo: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 30. O Decent Folk, Stonehouse: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, $5-$7.

Mutz @ The Oliver House Fifty-inch flat screens compete with live entertainment for your attention. 27 Broadway St. (419) 243-1302 or www. oh-maumeebaybrewingco.com. O Open mic hosted by Breaking Ground: 10 p.m. Wednesdays. O Karaoke: 10 p.m. Thursdays. O DJ Nate Mattimoe: 10 p.m. Saturdays. O Beg to Differ: Dec. 23. O Breaking Ground: Dec. 30.

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One2 Lounge at Treo Live music starts at 7:30 p.m. 5703 Main St., Sylvania. (419) 882-2266 or treosylvania.com. O Quick Trio: Dec. 30. O MightHaveBen, DiscOWE: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31-1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Ottawa Tavern Casual meals with weekend entertainment. 1815 Adams St. (419) 725-5483 or www.otavern.com. O Chandelier Ballroom, Fluffer: 10 p.m. Dec. 29. O Joey & the Traitors, Army of Infants: 10 p.m. Dec. 30. O Great Lakes Crew, Jack & the Bear: 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

Our Brothers Place Take in a movie with margaritas on Mondays, or laugh at Thursday comedy nights … but music takes center stage most nights. 233 N. Huron St. www.ourbrothersplace.com. O Wayne: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. O Disc jockey: Fridays. O Smooth jazz and R&B: Saturdays and Tuesdays. O Karaoke with Walt McNeal: 4 p.m. Sundays.

Spicy Tuna This sushi bar offers occasional entertainment to accompany the fishy dishes. 7130 Airport Hwy. (419) 720-9333 or spicytunasushi.com. O Karaoke: 10 p.m. Saturdays. O Meaghan Roberts: 6-10 p.m. Dec. 29.

Table Forty 4 Upscale dining plus live entertainment is a welcome combination. Bands start at 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. Saturdays. 610 Monroe St. (419) 725-0044 or www.tableforty4.com. O John Barile and Bobby May: 6 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 6.

Tequila Sheila’s A corner bar-type hangout with DJ-provided tunes on Saturday nights. 702 Monroe St. (419) 241-1118. O DJ Ghost or DJ MZ Ghost: Saturdays. O Holly Clark CD release party: Dec. 30.

The Village Idiot Tunes combined with pizza and booze, some would say it’s a perfect combination. 309 Conant St., Maumee. (419) 8937281 or www.villageidiotmaumee.com. O Old West End Productions: Dec. 28.

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Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland These Toledo jazz legends perform weekly gigs. 8-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Trotter’s Tavern, 5131 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-2079.

Swingmania With its focus on swing music, Jeff McDonald’s group of musicians provides a peek into another era, with music from bandleaders such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, the Dorseys and more. With combos from trio to full orchestra, the performers provide music for all occasions. (419) 708-0265, (419) 874-0290 or www.swingmania.org. O Swing Revival Party: 8 p.m. Thursdays, South Briar Restaurant, 5147 S. Main St., Sylvania. (419) 517-1111 or (419) 708-0265. O Big Band All Stars: Dancing is encouraged. 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Trotter’s Tavern, 5131 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 381-2079 or (419) 708-0265. O New Year’s Eve party: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31-12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, Toledo Club, 235 14th St. (419) 243-2200 or www.toledoclub.org.

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Area driving and cab services are available to make sure it’s easy for you and your friends to get home after going out to celebrate this holiday season. Locally owned Black & White Transportation offers a free iPhone application that can calculate your blood alcohol content and book a cab ride home 24 hours a day. The free app, B4UDRIVE, is exclusive to iPhone, BlackBerry and Droid, but the company’s mobile online reservation system is accessible from any Web-enabled phone. You can call a cab 24 hours a day by texting the word “RIDE” to (419) 322-6772, calling the company at (419) 536-TAXI (8294), or online at www.bwcab.com. Cabs are first come, first serve, so there may be a wait. Rates are $2 to get in and $2.30 per mile. If you know you will need a ride on New Year’s, you can also book a sedan. The car service costs $60 per hour for a minimum of five hours. Another Ohio-based company, BeMyDD, offers a designated driver for your own vehicle at an hourly rate. The professionally dressed driver will act as a personal chauffeur, driving you and your friends where you want to go, waiting for you and then driving you home in your own vehicle. Personal driver service costs $12.50 per hour in the Toledo area, according to BeMyDD’s website. You can also call for pickup service after you are already out and the company will send a vehicle with two drivers to drive you and your vehicle home. In the Toledo area, pickup service costs $25 plus mileage, which is $2.95 per mile for the first 10 miles and $1.50 per mile for each additional mile, according to BeMyDD’s website. The service is available 24 hours a day, but reservations must be placed by 11 p.m. by calling (877) 823-6933 (877-U-BEMYDD). Featuring the tagline, “We drive your car, so you don’t have to,” BeMyDD was founded in Cleveland in March 2010 by Arthur Simanovsky and Alexa Milkovich, both in their mid-20s, and now operates in 42 cities in 16 states. For more information, call (877) 823-6933 (877-U-BEMYDD). Visit www.bemydd.com. Visit BeMyDD on Facebook for a chance to win a designated driver for New Year’s Eve. O

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Unison Behavioral Health Group encourages local drivers to avoid getting behind the wheel “buzzed” as the holiday season concludes. Unison is in its second year of the “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” campaign, sponsored for $55,000 per year by the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County. The local chapter is part of a larger national campaign. “Buzzed” is a common word for being mildly intoxicated when drinking or using drugs. “Buzzed driving is different for everyone, and it really depends on age, weight, height, the type of drinks you’re going to consume, and the hope is to make people aware that just one drink could be considered buzzed driving,” said Kitty Slight, Unison’s marketing manager. This year’s holiday campaign specifically focuses on men between 16-25 as they are at the highest risk. One drink (1.25 ounces of 80-proof liquor, 12 ounces of beer or 5 ounces of table wine) for a 100 pound man or woman is enough to make him or her buzzed, according to a chart provided by Unison. The holiday portion of the campaign kicked off in November, Slight said, because Thanksgiving typically has the most traffic fatalities out of any holiday. “The holidays aren’t always a happy time for many people. People can feel stress for a lot of

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Big-band music and the city of Toledo lost a legend in 2011 when Johnny Knorr died Aug. 28 at the age of 90. Knorr founded the Johnny Knorr Orchestra in 1960 and was the musical director for 50 years before retiring last year. “He’s been a mainstay,” said Jerry Knorr, Johnny’s son and the current musical director of the Johnny Knorr Orchestra. “He was underrated by not being flashy and outspoken about things. He was always conservative in his approach. Therefore, many times people didn’t know what all the involvement was. In his absence, it will be more known what his value really was to the community.” Jerry officially became musical director at the beginning of the year, although he had been helping his father perform the duties for the past couple of years. “He’s been my mentor all along,” Jerry said. “It was an unusual relationship for a father and son, but I always looked up to him for guidance, especially with playing and everything else.” For the first time in 26 years, the orchestra will not host its New Year’s Eve gala, featured annually at Stranahan Theater’s Great Hall. “Stranahan, the Great Hall where we’ve had the event for many years, they rented the hall to someone else,” Jerry said. Jerry attempted to book another venue, but there was nothing available that could accommodate the party. “I’m very depressed about it,” he said. “After you’ve done something for 26 years, it’s quite a letdown. Sometimes I feel it’s my fault and I’ve let everybody down by not putting it together. But if I couldn’t put it together in the manner and fashion to which we’ve become accustomed, that wouldn’t be good, either. There are a lot of people disappointed, but none more than I.” Along with bringing back the New Year’s Eve party in 2012, the orchestra will continue playing the “Dancing Under the Stars” programs at Centennial Terrace. Jerry said there are also plans for a new dance party series and a memorial concert in tribute to his father. Jerry has been with the band since the beginning; he started playing saxophone with the orchestra at age 18. The Johnny Knorr Orchestra debuted as a 10-piece band at the El Rancho Ballroom on Dec. 10, 1960. Johnny began playing violin at age 9, but he learned the saxophone while attending Libbey High School so he could join the marching band. Johnny was well respected across the music industry. Johnny Desmond, a vocalist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, once told him, “You play tenor sax the way I like to hear it.” “I would match him with any saxophone player in the music business,” said Michael Drew Shaw, a friend of Johnny who wrote and produced a documentary about the orchestra. “He put his special touch on everything he played.” O

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One of the memorable moments from Toledo in le 2011 came from the world d o F r ee P of sports where the Rockets faced one of the most bizarre situations in college football. With Toledo on the road at Syracuse, UT held the lead until the Orange threw an 18-yard touchdown to take a 29-27 lead with 2:07 remaining in the game. Syracuse then kicked the extra point, which went wide to the left of the goal post. Unfortunately for the Rockets, not only did the official rule it good, but the play went to the review booth where the replay officials upheld the call despite video evidence proving otherwise. Down three points, Toledo drove down and kicked a game-tying field goal as time expired, one that would have given UT a 30-29 victory without the botched call. The Rockets

ended up falling in overtime 33-30. Following the game Sept. 24, Big East Director of Communications Chuck Sullivan released a statement claiming that the replay official “mistakenly focused his attention on a sideline angle, which proved to be distorted” and that he was “confident that our officiating staff will learn from this situation in order to prevent a reoccurrence.” BECKMAN UT head coach Tim Beckman followed that announcement with an email to Sullivan asking what plans the conference had for correcting the situation. “This is an incorrect call, so what is getting done about it?” Beckman wrote. “Admitting is one thing, correcting is another. I believe in the end of the regulation, the score 30-29 is the right call.” Although Toledo appealed the decision,

citing special circumstances since the Rockets’ field goal was kicked as time expired in regulation, their request for a reversed outcome was not granted. Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher released a statement Sept. 26 claiming that NCAA rules say a game’s outcome cannot be changed once the game is deemed officially over. “Since the conclusion of the Toledo-Syracuse game, I have been in communication with Big East Commissioner, John Marinatto, along with Rogers Redding, Secretary-Rules Editor of the NCAA Football Rules Committee,” Steinbrecher wrote. “By rule, once the game is declared over the score is final and there is no recourse to reverse an outcome. (Rule 1, Section 1, Article 3, Paragraph b of the 2011 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations.) “I share the frustration and regret with our Toledo coaches, student-athletes, administration and supporters of the Rockets football program.” Toledo Athletic Director Mike O’Brien re-

leased a statement later that day, that said while UT still feels like the officiating error cost them a victory, the school has accepted the ruling that the game’s outcome cannot be changed. “While we are obviously disappointed for the student-athletes, coaches and fans that an officiating error played a role in the outcome of our football game at Syracuse, we accept the ruling from the Big East and the NCAA Football Rules Committee that the final outcome of the game cannot be reversed,” O’Brien said. “We appreciate the efforts of those who looked into this matter. We consider the matter closed.” “I give them credit for standing up,” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said. “In this game there is human error. Coaches know it as well as anyone. Everyone that is involved in this game I feel awful for them. I know how much they must be hurting.” The Rockets finished the season at 8-4 and earned a bid to play Air Force in the Military Bowl in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 28. O

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Future looking brighter for Andrew Z

vertising] budget or been above budget every month. It’s just been amazing.” TOLEDO FREE PRESS SPECIAL SECTIONS EDITOR Scott Meier, general mansottney@toledofreepress.com wsmake ager of the Toledo cluster e N of Cumulus Media radio It’s been a turbulent stations, said he is happy year for Andrew Zepeda. with the show, espeAfter losing his job cially the work ethic of at 92.5 KISS FM in late Zepeda and the cast. 2010, the morning show le “It’s been going great. I host spent the first half d o F r ee P think it’s an incredibly enterof 2011 unemployed and taining show,” Meier said. “I’ve stressing about when, where worked with a lot of morning shows, and how he might return to radio. Since inking a deal in July for a some much larger than this one, and morning radio show on 100.7 The these guys work as hard as anyone I’ve Vibe, the last half of 2011 has gone ever worked with.” Zepeda’s website had more than much better. “Andrew Z in the Morning: The 1 million hits in the fourth quarter of People’s Show” debuted July 18 and 2011 and the station is hoping to inairs weekdays from 6-10 a.m. The sta- crease the size of Zepeda’s broadcast tion recently began playing clips of area in the future, Meier said. Cumulus, the morning show along with some which purchased Citadel Broadcasting new content weekdays from 3-7 p.m. Corp. in September, is now the second In addition, Zepeda has appeared on largest broadcast radio company in the WNWO’s morning TV show and is in country, behind Clear Channel. Zepeda lost his job at KISS FM talks with the station to launch his own afternoon TV show as early as January. after pleading guilty in November “Things are going really well now. 2010 to three felony charges, inSo much better,” Zepeda said. “I knew cluding theft, complicity to breaking that we just had to get back on air … and entering and failure to remit and show that the world isn’t going to sales tax, in connection with an Ocfall in, people aren’t going to be pick- tober 2010 break-in at his shuttered eting outside. I just needed someone Perrysburg pizzeria. On Feb. 4, Zepeda was granted an to take a chance and put us on. “Things are coming back around. intervention in lieu of conviction and It’s just mindblowing how quickly it’s entered an intervention program for happened. I thought it was going to alcohol abuse, which he completed in take a lot longer. But we’re genuine. May. All charges will be cleared from We really just wear our hearts on our his record if he successfully completes sleeves and we just do it and people his two-year supervision. Zepeda’s comeback hit an early have accepted it. Just how quickly it’s speed bump when, on July 29, less happened has been a real surprise.” “I feel like we’re the little station that than two weeks after the debut could. We’re 86 watts; my wife’s hair- of his new show, a Wood County dryer is 150 watts. It’s almost like we’re judge found Zepeda had violated a Kia running in the Grand Prix. We’re the terms of his intervention in lieu so overperforming of what anyone ex- of conviction by entering establishpected. We’ve done this for six months ments where alcohol is served. now and we’ve hit our [projected ad- Judge Alan R. Mayberry scolded

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Zepeda for “thumbing his nose at the system,” but allowed him to continue with the intervention program, warning him another violation would result in a conviction, which could include incarceration. “It’s frustrating,” Zepeda said. “Where do you go that doesn’t have alcohol? I’m basically on an old person’s schedule. I can go to Denny’s, I can go to Cracker Barrel, I can go to Bob Evans and I can go to fast food, and that’s pretty much it. My wife has to go out by herself. I can’t even take my kids to Chuck E. Cheese. But I think overall the judge has been very fair. I’m trying to be good just because I don’t want to give him any more headaches.”

His co-workers are also committed to keeping him out of trouble. “Trust me, we’re like his babysitters,” said Jerry Pickering, aka “Avalanche.” “I mean, this is our job. You will make us lose our paycheck if you screw up.” Zepeda said there will always be naysayers, but everyday Toledoans seem to enjoy the show. “I’ve been here the shortest amount of time — six years. Everyone else was born and raised here. This show is Toledo and I think people realize that. This is not an elite town by any means and the average person, they love it,” Zepeda said. “They feel like they’re one of us. Everybody makes mistakes. I think they can relate to us.”

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