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n Nov. 2, many people believed Issue 5, a permanent 7.8-mill levy for Toledo Public Schools (TPS), addressed the most important issue facing our community: the need to drastically improve the quality of education in our school system. Among the community leaders asking for the steep “Hail Mary” levy were TPS Superintendent Jerome Pecko, Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, United Way President and CEO Bill Kitson and TPS Board of Education President Bob Vasquez. On Nov. 3, a half-day after the levy was soundly defeated, Pecko, Bell and Kitson were answering media questions about the next steps and the future of the school system. Vasquez, apparently, was job hunting. Vasquez was seen visiting Toledo City Council President Wilma Brown’s office that morning, and although he has publicly denied it, word spread that some of the conversation was about his interest in leaving his TPS post for the at-large council seat soon to be vacated by Lucas Thomas F. Pounds County Commissioner-elect George Sarantou. While Vasquez denied he talked to anyone on council about the position, he confirmed to Toledo Free Press on Nov. 4 that “If a position was offered to me, I’d consider it.” Some have said Vasquez declined to confirm that this week, but by the time they said that, the trial balloon was already launched, popped and laying in pieces on the ground. I personally like and respect Vasquez for his years of service under difficult conditions. There is no question Vasquez has the right to seek political advancement, and I have no quarrel about his experience — he is as qualified as many of the other names being bandied about. But his hasty willingness to leave TPS in its darkest hour is disappointing and undermines his credibility. Whether Vasquez intended his trial balloon to go public is beside the point. Just when TPS leadership most needs to stand united and work to salvage the future of the system, its most prominent board member has shown that maybe his heart isn’t really in the battle. It is a horrible message to send; even those who did not support Issue 5 understand that TPS desperately needs strong and dedicated leadership, and Vasquez is, at least temporarily, compromised. Vasquez also did himself no favors when he said if he was appointed to council, his TPS colleagues would be able to successfully continue without him. “My colleagues have the expertise and skills to carry on the business of the board. I have a lot of confidence in them that they can do that,” he said. Those words are likely to haunt Vasquez every time someone on the board disagrees with him. Can Vasquez still stand shoulder to shoulder with Bell, Pecko, Kitson and other community leaders who are working to salvage TPS? Yes, with some above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty action. And an increased measure of discretion when it comes to climbing the political ladder. Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at email@example.com.
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Dean and Bettie
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and spoke of his grandparents in reverent, loving tones, making a summer here are a lot of ways to measure weekend of gardening sound like a 50 years. If you want to be tech- life-experience summit, which, upon nical, clinical, 50 years is 2,600 reflection, it probably was. Dean was weeks, 18,200 days or 436,800 hours. the director of non-teaching personnel If you want to be historical, chrono- and an elementary school assistant for logical, there have been 11 presidents TPS. Bettie was a paraprofessional in the Title 1 reading program for TPS. in the past 50 years. Tim and Steve stressed On April 11, 1959, their parents’ emphasis Dean Matheney maron education, service ried Bettie Hendrix. At and family during their a celebration at Perryscomments at the dinner, burg’s Belmont Country but their accomplishClub April 11, 2009, ments more than illusfriends and family gathtrate the point. ered to celebrate their My parents did 50 years of marriage. not stay together. Our It is tempting to mother was incapacipraise Dean and Bettie’s grace and commit- Michael S. miller tated by a muscular disease, and our father ment at the expense of reality, to let their life together as- lived his life outside our home. To me, sume rose-colored hues of American a weekly or biweekly visit with him was perfection. No marriage is without the norm. I never questioned that enchallenge and cloudy weather, how- vironment, because that was all I knew. It was late 1970s and early 1980s ever, and Dean and Bettie would protest any attempts to aggrandize visits to the Matheney household that their partnership as anything über- showed me an alternative. Dean was home with his family, every night. special. But the temptation lingers. There were many living testa- They had dinner together, at one table. ments to their 50 years of marriage Dean interacted with Tim and Steve at the April 11 celebration. First and on matters of school and life. I saw a similar scenario at the foremost, their sons, Steve and Tim, were there to reminisce and share home of my friend John Bleau. His stories. Tim, with whom I have been parents, Bill and Delores, who are just friends since first grade, is one of the a few years from their 50th wedding defining influences on my life. He is anniversary, were similarly active in the most intelligent light I follow, and John and his sister Cindy’s lives, and his achievements — as a graduate of St. were there. Again, I’m not coloring John’s Jesuit High School, the Univer- any of these people as perfect, but I sity of Michigan, Princeton University can’t overemphasize how important and as principal at South Brunswick being there was, and what an impact High School in New Jersey — set a seeing that had on my understanding high standard of service and dedica- of what a family could be. At some point I began to undertion to education. Tim is godfather to our first son, Evan, a choice as close to stand that my reference point for family a foregone conclusion as anything we’ll was perhaps not all it could be. Dean and Bill were the first adults outside of do with our sons. Dean and Bettie also had their a school setting who treated me, not as three grandchildren at their side a child, but as a young adult, and they April 11 — Erin, Lauren and Evan. listened, even when the things I was Evan, a freshman at The Ohio State saying weren’t as mature or grounded University, sat at our table that night as they should have been. I won’t place Thomas F. Pounds, President/Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
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the burden of father figure or father by proxy on these men, as they shouldn’t shoulder any of the blame for my mistakes and flaws, but a lot of my framework for being a husband and father, I learned from them. Seeing Dean and Bettie, surrounded by 50-year-old photos and mementos, enveloped by family and friends, I can see the payoff, in love and strength, that results from working to stay in a marriage for more than half a lifetime. Bettie faces some health challenges that make these days bittersweet. And just like he has been for 50-plus years, Dean is there, and his tender, watchful eyes keep Bettie in view, his arms embrace her and his heart colors his every word and expression for her. Every Christmas, my wife and I take our two young boys to Dean and Bettie’s for a visit. My sons are far too young to understand the triumph that Bettie and Dean represent, but as they grow, I hope they know enough about them to understand what an impact they had on their own father, and what a standard has been set for me and my wife to pass on to them. Coupled with the example set by their maternal grandparents, Kit and Kay Scott, there are more than enough role models to learn from. I won’t live to see my sons Evan and Sean celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries, but when they do, I hope they remember Dean and Bettie, and Bill and Delores, and Kit and Kay. And their own mom and dad, which may represent the greatest triumph of all. Bettie Matheney died Nov. 10. Dean was at her side. This is the first time my little boys have seen me cry, and I am going to make it an opportunity to begin teaching them the lessons Dean and Bettie taught me. As soon as I can stop. Michael S. Miller is editor in chief of Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at mmiller@ toledofreepress.com.
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The Bell administration subhe Board of Community Relations (BCR) went without mitted an ordinance to Toledo City desks, computers, files and Council that would have placed the BCR under the authority of other office supplies for 39 days. At a Nov. 2 Youth, Parks, Recre- Council instead of the mayor’s ofation & Community Relations com- fice. This was not something that the BCR supported. It mittee hearing, the diswas scheduled to be cussion centered on the voted on at the Nov. 9 lack of communication Council meeting, but between Mayor Mike was referred back to the Bell’s office and the administration, which members of the BCR. means it’s not going to The focus was also be voted on. on the missing furniCouncilman Tom ture and other office Waniewski asked supply items that were on an inventory pre- Lisa Renee WARD during “first call” on Nov. 9 how much the pared prior to Juanita Green’s retirement. When the office BCR was being given for new furspace that the BCR previously oc- niture and where the money was cupied was given to the law depart- coming from. He was told the $4,000 was coming from the mayor’s ment, the items were dispersed. BCR wanted its items back, but budget. Bell said that if they moved instead was offered $4,000 to buy the old furniture, they’d still have to buy new furniture, so they opted to new furniture for the office. On Nov. 2, Bell said, “What I’m give BCR the new furniture. On Nov. 10 (day 40), the BCR saying is, if you expect us to go down that list and find each one of those had three new phones installed, two things, that’s not going to happen. I’m new computers installed and a few just going to tell you that straight up, of the old items returned to its new that’s not going to happen. OK? But space on the 21st floor of One Govif you are talking about being able ernment Center. Hoop houses were mentioned to make that office extremely functional for these people, including, several times at a Nov. 9 Council uh, new furniture, whatever it takes meeting, with the City of Toledo set to to be able to make them feel as if they give the Lucas County Improvement are comfortable where they’re at, we Corporation (LCIC) land that was a part of the former Doehler Jarvis loare prepared to do that.” When pressed by BCR member cation and access to EPA funding to Jewell Lightner as to why the items clean the site. The plan is for LCIC to partner could not be returned, this verbal exchange took place between Bell, with others to create an urban Lightner and Councilman Steve Steel: farming environment that would inBell: To start up with, I didn’t clude hoop houses, which are a form create that list. I don’t know if the of a greenhouse. There was also previous discusstuff ever existed. Lightner: I believe Juanita Green. sion about fish farming as a possibility, with tilapia being raised there Bell: I understand that. Lightner: She gave the list to Mr. as well. Councilman D. Michael Collins Herwat as part of her retirement. Bell: OK, so if she submitted it, raised some concerns as to the feait must be so, is that what you are sibility of the project and the lack of experience by the LCIC in this area. telling me? Lightner: Along with Bill He joined 11 members to vote for Stewart, I’m saying if she submitted the land aspect but not the funding for the urban gardening to take root. it, it would most likely be accurate. To quote Mayor Bell from Nov. Bell: OK, and respectfully to you, 2, “Government doesn’t work as I agree to disagree. Steel: I would hope that you quickly maybe as some other places.” That’s true — so perhaps there is would hold off on determining the accuracy of this when you’ve said still hope that one day the BCR will have a fully functioning office and you haven’t seen it, so I wouldn’t.” Bell: I’m just saying ... to hold me tilapia will be jumping where a deaccountable for a long list of — let’s crepit mess stands today. just move forward to do what we need to be able to do to make this func- Lisa Renee Ward operates the political tional. That’s all I want to do as mayor. blog GlassCityJungle.com.
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Voters, watch what you wish for
he elections are over and the people have spoken. best slate of state candidates that I can remember since I’ve Against all common sense, to my mind, they have been voting. Each was qualified to do his or her jobs, and decided to turn the state, and the U.S. House of Rep- seemed, at least, to want the jobs for the right reasons. Unresentatives, back to the very party that caused most of the fortunately, they were taken out by huge amounts of outproblems we face. They were helped by a number of Blue of-state money from groups like American Crossroads, run Dog and gutless Democrats who were too afraid to stand by Karl Rove, and the Republican Governors Association, which was the beneficiary of the largesse of up to the special interests, which they enabled Rupert Murdoch, who felt compelled to dothrough their obstruction. It’s almost like ponate a million dollars to his good friend and litical Stockholm Syndrome. Now, we have former employee, John Kasich. I hardly think the best government money can buy. Thanks that all these groups had your and my best to the $4 billion that special interests were interests at heart. Karl and Rupert don’t even able to spend without restraint, we were bomhave our problems on their radar screens. It barded with lies, half-truths, and innuendoes will soon become apparent whose interests to evidently great effect. they do have in mind. Kasich said, “It’s going The polls showed that jobs were the No. to be fantastic!” I don’t think he was referring 1 concern of the vast majority of voters, both to you and me. I for one have never trusted before and after the election. Interestingly any politician from any party who speaks of enough, in almost all the press events after Don BURNARD the election, jobs were generally third or fourth on the list how easy it’ll be to solve a longstanding problem, but won’t of what the newly resurgent GOP speakers took from the tell you how he’ll do it. Mouthing platitudes, like “we’ll pluck the low-hanging election. They didn’t really seem to get it. Does anyone truly believe that this election was decided on things like the re- fruit” to close a projected $8 billion budget shortfall and peal of “Obamacare,” smaller government, less regulation, refusing to tell you any example of what that might be, flat-out scares me. What you and I consider important, extending tax cuts for the wealthy and on and on? An interesting fact in this election is that the conserva- I’m afraid, may very well be that fruit — things like edutive Blue Dog Democrats — that the banking, oil and mil- cation, services, Medicare and Medicaid, which many of itary-industrial industries could count on — were halved our citizens depend on. Often, I’ve said that we need to in numbers, while the progressive wing of the party actu- pay attention. The fact that less than half the population ally increased in numbers. This whole election seemed to took part in this election tells me that most of us aren’t. be rather counterintuitive. One thing that you can always My other constant rant is that we need to remove money count on though, is that enough people can usually be from the political process. This election, to me, could well duped into voting against their own best interests. They are prove both those points. But this was just the warm-up. not, by the way, in the top 2 percent, who gained four-fifths Wait until 2012. We could have constant negative ads on of the increase in wealth from 1980-2005. Their interests TV. The sky’s the limit unless we do something about it. Watch what you wish for. I will. were represented very well. Oddly enough though, they seem to be the first to cry “class warfare.” To my mind, the Democratic Party in Ohio had the E-mail columnist Don Burnard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For the past three years, Independent Advocates (IA) has worked as a proponent for domestic violence victims and education in Lucas County. While working for another agency, IA co-founders and co-directors Rebecca Facey and Rachel Richardson believed they were limited in the services they could provide, so they decided to create a new organization. In November 2007, the pair founded IA to meet the community’s need for more extensive domestic violence advocacy. “We felt there was a need for comprehensive court advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and we generally felt that the community response to domestic violence needed to be improved drastically,” Facey said. “We want to try to bring domestic violence to the forefront of community members’ minds and the courts’ minds.”
IA, a nonprofit agency with a twomember staff, focuses on three main programs: comprehensive court advocacy, community education and court watch, Richardson said. The comprehensive court advocacy program pairs a domestic violence victim with a court advocate to accompany him or her through the legal process. Since its inception, IA has helped 200 to 250 individuals with this program, Richardson said. “An advocate would follow a woman’s, or a victim of domestic violence’s, case throughout the entire court process,” Richardson said. “So, if she has to be in Toledo Municipal Court, we’ll go with her to that hearing. If she has to go to domestic relations court, we’ll go with her there.” The court advocate provides emotional support for the victim and assists the victim in understanding the court process. In addition to attending court cases with a victim, a court advocate attends interviews with prosecutors and lawyers to make sure the victim’s voice is being heard, Facey said. n ADVOCATES CONTINUES ON A7
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n ADVOCATES CONTINUED FROM A6 “If it’s a criminal case, we connect victims with the prosecutors and sit in on prosecutor interviews,” Facey said. “We make sure, first of all, the victims are prepared for that, what kind of information they’re supposed to be reporting to the prosecutor. In a criminal case, they can only be concerned with this incident in which a criminal charge resulted, not the entire history, which is obviously still important to us and we as advocates can hear that, but the prosecutors aren’t going to listen to that.” The advocate would provide the same assistance for a civil case, she said. The community education program spreads the message that it’s everyone’s responsibility to stop domestic violence, said Richardson, who contributes a column about arts and advocacy to Toledo Free Press Star. Facey and Richardson speak with groups about domestic violence and IA developed a public service announcement that ran on TV during the spring, Richardson said. IA has also placed purple ribbons, the color of domestic violence awareness, on trees for local domestic violence awareness month. “We’re a very small grassroots organization with extremely limited funds, but we think it’s a ripple effect. We have to engage other people and get other
people to pick up the ball and be willing to recognize their role in stopping domestic violence as well,” Facey said. Another component of the community education message is to stop blaming victims, Richardson said. “We insist on accountability for the people who are doing the crime, which is domestic violence. We insist on abuser accountability,” Richardson said. “Let’s not ask, ‘Why does she stay?’ Let’s ask, ‘Why does he beat her?’” The third program IA focuses on is court watch. Volunteers observe and document different things that are happening during arraignments, the first time a defendant goes before a judge. Since January, more than 50 volunteers have donated time to record what bonds are being set, what is taking place in protection order hearings and if the judge is addressing whether firearms are being removed from the defendant’s possession, Richardson said. The volunteers will continue documenting arraignments until IA believes it has sufficient data to present to the court system. The goal is to eventually create a separate domestic violence court in Lucas County to change the way potentially fatal crimes of domestic violence are handled, Richardson said. “We’re meeting with some resistance to that, so we need to make a convincing report,” she said.
While IA has the goal of setting up domestic violence court in Lucas County, the ultimate goal would be to end domestic violence and no longer need domestic violence advocates, Facey and Richardson said. “Domestic violence is an issue that needs to be considered all the time. It doesn’t go away until the community decides it, as a community, doesn’t tolerate it,” Richardson said. “We hope to get that message into everybody’s heads, that we do not tolerate it. If you see a person disrespecting their partner on the street — disrespecting them verbally, grabbing them, putting their hands on them — you’re allowed to say, ‘Hey, that’s not cool.’ That’s your neighbor, that’s your community member and you might be the only person who’s sticking up for them. So be that person.” As the end of domestic violence has yet to come, IA hopes to employ more advocates to accompany victims in court. Eventually, IA would like at least 10 advocates with one in each court, Richardson said. In addition, Facey is attending law school at the University of Toledo to eventually serve domestic violence victims in Toledo, expanding the services IA can offer. “As advocates, we’re very aware of our limitations. We cannot practice
Visit www.toledofreepress.com law without a license,” Richardson said. “We don’t have a lot of power in the courtroom. We’re there as emotional support for our clients. Once [Facey is] able to practice law, it’s going to change the whole game.”
Independent Action Party
To celebrate its third birthday, IA will host the second annual Independent Action Party on Nov. 20. “It’s a great opportunity to celebrate Toledo and all we have to offer, while joining the local movement to stop domestic violence,” Facey said. “It’s the chance to recognize that, whether you think you know someone affected by domestic violence or not, you do. One in three women will be affected by domestic violence in their life and that affects us all.” The fundraising event features food from local restaurants, a silent auction with pieces from area artists, a tarot card reader, henna tattoo artist and caricatures. In addition, music will be provided by DJs Mattimoe and Tina G, as well as live bands, The Faux Paus and Cheap Celebz. The Independent Action Party is the group’s largest fundraising event of the year, but IA hosts other fundraising events throughout the year with the support of local businesses. “We’re doing this work for the community and we very much need the
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Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) and Friends of Lucas County Children Services kicked off their holiday toy drive Nov. 8. This year, the LCCS hopes to collect enough toys and gifts for 2,000 abused and neglected children in its services. “These are kids who have been through difficult times. We want to make sure the holidays are happy for them,” said Julie Malkin, public information officer at LCCS. Through Dec. 15, individuals can drop off unwrapped toys at area locations. The LCCS will also collect wrapping paper and tape for families to wrap the gifts themselves, but the gifts need to remain visible to match toys to children, Malkin said. While the drive will collect gifts for MALKIN newborns to 18-year-olds, LCCS is in particular need of gifts for newborns to 4-year-olds and gift cards for teenagers, Malkin said. A list of drop off locations: n All Toledo-area Burger King restaurants. n Banner Mattress & Furniture locations: 5200 Monroe St., 6400 Hill Ave.; 2521 W. Alexis Road. 3249 Navarre Ave., 10005 Fremont Pike and 1135 S. Main St. n The Blade office at 541 N. Superior St. n Buckeye CableSystem bill payment centers: at 5566 Southwyck Blvd., 2600 W. Sylvania Ave. and 3021 Navarre Ave. n Woodcraft, 5311 Airport Hwy.
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By Kristen Rapin
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After catching chickenpox as an adult and having half of her brain removed, Jeannine Dailey was expected to live the rest of her life in a nursing home never to realize her dream of owning a business. Through a new job placement program at the Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Dailey is getting that chance. “I had to learn everything over again. I had to learn to walk again, talk again, start all over. They didn’t expect me to live and if I did, I’d be a vegetable,” Dailey said. “I never ever expected to be a teacher again, let alone open a business and have my dreams come true. I always wanted to open a mural painting business and this program is allowing my dreams to come true.” Goodwill is participating in a statewide project aimed at creating customized employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC) selected six groups, including Goodwill, to facilitate the MicroEnterprise & Customized Employ-
ment Demonstration Project (MCED) in Ohio. The project is funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and is designed to create new job placement programs for those with significant disabilities. Instead of placing an individual in a job that is available, the new job placement process through MCED creates a customized job for the individual based on their passion, said Kathy LeRoux, Goodwill’s community employment services manager and MCED project manager. Each job placement process is based around the individual and every participant receives his or her own community action team. The community action teams are made up of family, friends, community members and Goodwill employees who will all assist throughout the process, LeRoux said. “They’ve made a lot of accommodations for me and my lack of eyesight. It’s just been amazing. And I have a very hard time with my memory and they come up with a lot of different ideas as far as taking pictures of everybody and putting their little bios down, so I can memorize them before meetings and such,” said
Dailey, a former teacher and painter who is working within the program to establish her own business. Once individuals are referred to Goodwill from their counselors at the RSC, they first participate in a discovery process. “Through the discovery process we talk about their talents and their likes. Different things we could go with to pick out what would be the perfect employment for them,” LeRoux said. Upon completion of the discovery process, an individual is paired with employers in the community to explore customized employment based on their abilities, or he or she is referred to small business development centers (SBDC) to create their own business. “The first thing we do is help them write a business plan,” said Heather Bradley, president and CEO of the Flourishing Company, a SBDC involved in the program. “Explore what needs to go into place to support and sustain this business, because we want them to succeed. We’re looking at a couple of different things — the business itself, we’re looking at support structures they may have in their life and resources, we’re looking at how we
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participant Jeannine DailEy, left, paints murals; Becky Rader sculpts.
can position this person for success … We’re looking to see how can we commercialize that for them.” Becky Rader, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia, works at Target, but is a sculptor in her free time. She is just beginning the first steps with the SBDC and hopes to sell her work in a kiosk at the mall. “It’s painful having to reach. When I do [my sculptures], I don’t have to worry about feeling any physical pain,” Rader said.
Goodwill has 15 individuals participating in the MCED. While the demonstration project only runs through September 2011, Goodwill plans on continuing the program. “We’re going to continue once we’re trained and we know everything, we don’t see a reason to go back to the old way of job placement. This is just a really neat new idea that will hopefully serve many more individuals,” LeRoux said. Visit www.goodwillnwohio.com for more information.
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City, police sued over Hicks death, Lewis injury By Kristen Rapin
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Legal action has been taken against the City of Toledo and the Toledo Police Department, among others, for two separate incidents: one involving the shooting death of Linda Hicks and the other involving the serious injury of Nathaniel Lewis. Charles Boyk Law office announced in a Nov. 8 news release that it has filed two separate lawsuits in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio for the incidents. In the Dec. 14, 2009, death of Hicks, the City of Toledo and Toledo
Police Department are being charged with wrongful death and for violation of civil rights. The suit names Officer Diane Chandler for her role in the violation of civil rights, with gross negligence, assault, battery and wrongful death, and Marria’s Adult Family Home with negligence and wrongful death. Hicks’ death occurred after the police were summoned to Marria’s Adult Family Home. The 62-year-old Hicks was agitated and holding a pair of scissors. After being hit twice with a Taser, Hicks got out of bed with her scissors, proceeded toward the officers and was shot and killed by Chandler.
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Going back to college can be a scary thought. The University of Toledo’s College of Adult and Lifelong Learning is striving to better assist adults and nontraditional students in making the transition back to school. As part of UT’s major reorganization plan, the former University College is now the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning (CALL), combining what officials call innovative advising methods with past successful strategies for helping nontraditional students on their back-toschool journeys. CALL gives more flexibility to nontraditional students, said Dennis Lettman, dean of the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. “A lot of folks [are] out of work these days and they can no longer wait to go back to the same jobs they were in because those jobs won’t exist anymore,” Lettman said. “They’ll be looking for other opportunities, and we can work with them.” While it will offer its own majors
and degree programs, CALL will also work with every college within the university to help students earn the degree they need, he said. Whether it’s a bachelor’s degree to become more marketable in the job field, or someone who is unemployed and wants to earn a degree quickly, Lettman said the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning will work with students in any situation. Instead of traditional 16-week courses, students will have the option to finish some courses in six or eight weeks. More evening classes will be offered for those who work during the day, and courses will be given in shorter time frames for those with tight schedules. “Along with all of those instructional methods we think it’s very, very important to be able to provide the right kind of support services for students,” Lettman said. Advisers will go one step further to act as life coaches, he said. They will accommodate students’ schedules, consulting with them in person, by phone or e-mail to help them overcome hurdles like scheduling, financial burdens and time constraints.
“To an adult student, time is a commodity,” Lettman said. “It’s as important as money.” Flexibility is key to making efficient and effective use of everyone’s time, Lettman said. Another development within the college is the Prior Learning Assessments, in which students can earn college credit for life experience. Working in the job field, participating in educational workshops or in the military are just some ways students can earn credit for their experiences. “[The] Prior Learning Assessment is a way in which we can work with students to be able to document all that learning and actually get credit for classes so they don’t have to sit through classes, so they don’t have to pay for all the classes,” Lettman said. “It’s another way to offset the cost.” CALL also offers special services for veterans and students in the military. UT now provides a Military Services Center, located in Rocket Hall, with staff equipped to advise and answer questions specific to veteran and military students. UT continues to offer “Returning to Learning” workshops. The work-
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shops, which are open to the community, give patrons an opportunity to discuss their options and specific situations with UT staff. “Sometimes there can be some reluctance to come back to school,” Lettman said. “Because it seems like a big place, it’s kind of scary and you’re not sure … we want to try to be out
there in a way that makes people feel welcome and comfortable and to want to come back.” Due to the pending reorganization of UT’s colleges, CALL may receive a name change to the School of Adult and Lifelong Learning, though it will continue its mission to assist adult learners, Lettman said.
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Lake boosters mark golf fundraiser, prepare for basketball Editor’s note: Toledo Free Press will follow the Blank family of Millbury for the next year as they rebuild their lives after a June 5 tornado destroyed their Main Street home. By Brandi Barhite Toledo Free Press Associate Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
The golf event Ed Blank organized for the Lake Athletic Boosters will become annual because of its success, he said in an e-mail. The Oct. 10 outing generated about $2,000 for stu- BLANK dent athletes. “The weather was beautiful,” Ed said. “We received great support from other neighboring schools with players from Clay, Rossford and Penta.” Team Sports, Toledo Edison, Snow’s Wood Shop and Rudolph|Libbe were some of the businesses that sent participants. Eighteen teams participated in total. “We plan to make this a yearly event and hope to grow it to a max of 28 teams,” he said. Ed said the event was added to the fundraising lineup because of several financial responsibilities. With the loss
of the field house and a concession stands to the June 5 tornado, which play a major role in fundraising, the booster club is concerned about revenue for the next couple years, he said. The club provides uniforms for student athletes. It also paid for the construction of a track barn that was unveiled in the spring. Booster treasurer Tom Steedman said the club still owes $138,000 on the track barn and needs to fulfill its promise of providing $4,400 annually for uniforms. The $2,000 from the golf fundraiser will go toward the barn loan. season was FAMILY: OK; “Football soccer season wasn’t nearly as good as what we thought it would be,” Steedman said of concessionary revenue. In addition to attendance being light at the final home football game, “hot chocolate usually does well, but it never got cold enough,” Steedman said. Booster president Kurt Johnson said concessions might suffer during basketball season. The basketball games will be hosted in the Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) at Owens as Lake High School is rebuilt. The booster club hopes to get a secured storage unit to keep at Owens, so
it will not have to bring the concessions back and forth from the games. Right now, Owens has a spot for storage, but it is not secure, Johnson said. Usually, Steedman and Johnson were
able to get into the school to organize and restock, which they won’t be able to do at Owens. They also aren’t sure if fans will show up to watch the games at Owens.
“We just don’t know if parents will drop kids off and let them run around for a few hours,” Steedman said. The first game is Nov. 27 when the Lake girls will play Rossford.
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Survey: Small business outlook improves after elections By Duane Ramsey
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The small business community expects a positive impact from the results of the congressional elections, with 62 percent believing the new Republican-controlled House will have a favorable impact on small businesses overall and 58 percent believing their own business will improve, according to a survey by Manta Media based in Columbus. “Our survey is truly the voice of small businesses and provides a clear view of their concerns and their new optimism,” Pamela Springer, president and CEO of Manta, stated in a news release. Manta’s most recent “Pulse of Small Business” national survey of 1,189 small business owners and employees, conducted the day after the Nov. 2 elections SPRINGER revealed that 69 percent believed the Obama administration has hurt small business. Fifty-eight percent responded that they are more confident now that they will be able to grow their business than they were two years ago when the Democrats and President Obama won in the 2008 elections. The majority of respondents, 70 percent, are involved in small businesses with fewer than 10 employees while 20 percent are involved in businesses with 10 to 50 employees, according to Springer. Twenty-two percent of those surveyed said their greatest concern is the nation’s economic outlook, while 21 percent said taxes were their biggest worry. Seventeen percent said the economic outlook in their own community was their top concern, while 15 percent indicated health care was a major concern. “The state has more impact on small business than the federal government. We’re hoping the new administration in Ohio will help
foster growth for small business as they indicated in the election,” said Bill Wersell, director of the Small Business Development Center at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Growth in business is due to opportunities and access to capital. We help small businesses with their approach to lenders through financial analysis so they become more favorable in funding requests,” Wersell said. Several local manufacturers are bidding on new projects with their ability to land those contracts dependent on obtaining funds for expansion, he reported. The Ohio Department of Development is working with Huntington Bank to provide more funding in the state. A statewide clearinghouse is available for small businesses to register their information for funding requests, according to Wersell. “The market is definitely coming back. There may be some certainty after the election, but the verdict is still out,” said Rick Anderson, owner and president of Radco Industries of Toledo. “Ohio saw a dramatic shift to the right that should be favorable to small business.” Anderson said his company is starting to see some real action that involves designing productivity enhancement systems that could increase production by 40 percent for one customer. Radco creates custom design-build equipment for packaging and quality control systems with an experienced, professional workforce, he said. Cleves Delp, chairman and CEO of The Delp Company in Maumee, agrees that the election results will have a positive impact for his small business and the 100 small businesses it serves. “Capitalism will prevail with a renewed spirit that it’s OK for small businesses to spend money on expansion and growth,” Delp said. “When they see the tide changing ,they will take the risk to borrow, spend and hire.”
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The American Small Business League (ASBL) recognized Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, just prior to the election, for her support of legislation that would “infuse the state’s small business community with billions of dollars in existing government infrastructure spending, save thousands of small businesses and create countless jobs.” Kaptur is co-sponsor of HR 2568, the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act that would ensure the federal government would meet its 23 percent small business contracting goal. The federal government is mandated by Congress with the goal of awarding 23 percent of the total value of all prime contracts to small businesses. “The bill puts our nation’s small businesses on a level playing field in the constant fight for government contracts. The same big companies have been reaping all the benefits” Kaptur said. As the daughter of a small business owner, Kaptur said she understands the importance of genuine, homegrown small businesses to the life of a community. Her parents owned and operated a family grocery business, Supreme Market in Rossford in the 1950s. “It’s time to stand up for small businesses that are the true engines of sustainable economic growth in our na-
tion,” she said. HR 2568 would reportedly stop large businesses from obtaining federal small business contracts by amending the Small Business Act’s definition of a small business to include “independently owned.” The bill would prevent the federal government from awarding small business contracts to publicly traded firms, because they are publicly owned and would not qualify as independently owned. HR 2568 was referred to the House Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, according to Kaptur’s office. ASBL reported that the bill would redirect more than $100 billion a year in federal spending to the nation’s 27 million small businesses. Nearly 1 million small businesses in Ohio are receiving only a fraction of the dollars they should be getting in government contracts. Rick Anderson of Radco Industries in Toledo said his company pitched its bread-making system to the U.S. military and hopes to receive some government contracts for it. The ASBL advocates policies that provide the greatest opportunity for small businesses that comprise 98 percent of U.S. companies with fewer than 100 employees. — Staff Reports
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Tree-lighting ceremony opens holiday season On Nov. 20, The Town Center at Levis Commons invites you to get into the holiday spirit at the sixth annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony. The evening will be filled with family friendly events and entertainment for those of all ages. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with the arrival of Santa who will be escorted down the boulevard by fire-throwing baton twirlers from Perrysburg Sophisticates. Santa will be available in his workshop, which is located near the fountain until 9 p.m. for visits and pictures. Please remember to bring your camera. At 7 p.m. local dancers from Julie’s Dance Studio will take the stage and dazzle audience members with a fun-filled holiday performance. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while the entertainment continues with
live music from local musicians sharing your favorite holiday tunes. Featured artists include Kerry Patrick Clark, Gina Granados and Sheri LaFontaine. A candle-lighting ceremony will lead up to the lighting of the spectacular 50-foot Christmas tree at 8 p.m. With more than 150,000 twinkling lights brought to life, it is a truly magical moment that you won’t want to miss! Aside from the celebrations, the night also represents the start of the season-long charity drive for Hannah’s Socks, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing new socks and undergarments for those in need. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for Hannah’s Socks to the event. The tree-lighting ceremony is a grand kick-off to the holiday season, both in spirit and in theme.
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November 14, 2010
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Carriage rides, Santa house provide family fun The Town Center at Levis Commons offers two great ways to celebrate the holiday all season long. Every weekend from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18 you can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Levis Commons. Pick-up for carriage rides is on Chappel Drive and rides are $5 per person or $10 for a family. Santa will also be available for visits in his workshop at Levis Commons starting
Nov. 20. Children are invited to come and share their wish list with Santa; and parents, remember to bring your camera for a picture. If you visit while Santa is not home, you can drop off a letter in his mailbox next to his house. All letters that include a return address will get a response from Santa and every week our favorites will be published in The Perrysburg Messenger Journal.
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November 14, 2010
Hannah’s Socks provides socks, undergarments for homeless On Thanksgiving Day, 2004, while volunteering at Toledo’s Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Hannah Turner noticed a man who wasn’t wearing socks. Concerned about his feet being cold in the chilly weather, she told her mother Doris that she would give the man the pair that she was wearing. Wanting to help their daughter fulfill a dream, Doris and her husband Vic took Hannah the very next day to collect and donate more than 100 pairs of socks to local shelters.
Since then, Hannah’s Socks has become a successful nonprofit serving more than 50 organizations in Ohio and Michigan. Realizing that socks and undergarments are the mostneeded and least-donated items in shelters, the organization has dedicated its efforts to providing these essentials for those in need. Every holiday season The Town Center at Levis Commons hosts a drive to collect items for this organization.
Donate gently used toys to ‘Play It Forward’ As you are preparing for the holidays this year by shopping for gifts, you might begin to wonder where you will fit more toys in your house. The Town Center at Levis Commons offers a great solution to this dilemma with its second annual Play it Forward Toy Drive. In early January, gently used toys will be collected to donate to local children who were not as fortunate during the holiday season. Last year, The Town Center collected three cargo vans worth of used toys which were then donated to Toledo Day Nursery. The
excitement and gratitude expressed by the children was overwhelming, and based on the first year’s success, Play it Forward will continue in 2011. Donations will be collected in front of Rave Motion Pictures on Friday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 8 from Noon to 6 p.m. A local company, Cousino-Harris Disaster Kleen Up, will then sanitize the toys before they are redistributed to a charity. Not only does this event provide toys for local children in need, it also is a great way to recycle toys that are no longer being used.
The drive runs throughout the month of December, and drop-off locations include The Shoe Department, Stride Rite and Second Sole. Donations must be new socks or undergarments only. The Town Center also sup-
ports Hannah’s Socks through its Breakfast with Santa event. This year, the event will be hosted at The Hilton Garden Inn on Dec. 11 with a seating at 8:30 a.m. and another at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $6 per child, $10 per adult and one
sock donation per family. The morning will include a breakfast buffet, photos with Santa and make-and-take craft activities. For tickets, visit www. shopleviscommons.com or call (419) 931-8888.
November 14, 2010
Helping your elderly parent with COPD-related depression
xperts say more than 1 million people in the United States have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a chronic lung condition that includes bronchitis, emphysema or both. COPD affects the airways and air sacs within the lungs, which makes breathing difficult and can result in a person becoming less active as the disease progresses. An elderly person who has COPD will easily become depressed, when dealing not only with breathing difficulties but other agerelated problems. One example of COPD-related depression is Martin, age 72. Martin once had a busy lifestyle, playing golf, volunteering at the community center and working in his garden. Diagnosed with COPD six months previously, and uncertain how to manage his breathing difficulty and new medications, Martin stopped all of his activities. Giving up the things he loved to do and sitting at home along with improper diet, he became a victim of depression. Martin’s son Anthony realized his father could not handle the new situation and depression alone. A trip together to Martin’s physician began the steps to dissipating the depression and enabling Martin to return to his social life. Anthony received instructions about his father’s medications and how they were to be used from the doctor and consequently could help his father with medication reminders. The most common types of daily COPD medicines are: Inhaler for daily maintenance: Bronchodilators help relax the muscles around the lungs’ breathing tubes. This reduces shortness of breath and makes breathing easier. Steroids: Corticosteroids, taken in pill form or by inhaling reduce swelling in breathing tubes to quickly make breathing easier. Not commonly for prolonged use.
Oxygen Treatment: Severe COPD will reduce your lungs’ ability to put oxygen into your blood to be carried throughout your body. Martin’s oxygen level was measured to determine if he would need prescribed oxygen therapy. Oxygen is usually prescribed if the oxygen in the blood is low during sleep, exercise or while not active. A reDebra spiratory therapist from an oxygen supply company or home health service can help with learning how to use oxygen. An important factor in Martin’s depression and COPD management was his diet. “A healthy diet can play an important role in the management and treatment of COPD. Finding the right diet can be tricky for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, since they need to eat a healthy diet and maintain their optimal weight to keep COPD symptoms in check,” said Krisha McCoy and Lindsey Marcellin. Maintaining the right nutrition and taking vitamins not only keeps the body healthy but heals the mind, providing emotional well-being. Fad diets or extreme dieting are not appropriate for COPD patients. Extreme weight loss can be as much a hazard as being overweight. A home care nutritionist can help establish a healthy menu and diet plan. With medication and diet under control the final steps to overcoming Martin’s depression were to return to his daily activities. With COPD, an elderly person is more hesitant to leave home, especially if that person’s breathing capacity is not as it used to be. There is a lot of available mobility support for the elderly with small portable oxygen units, walkers, electric scooters and other supportive equipment to help these disabled people
move about in the community. With the help of mobile services and his son at his side to start with, Martin returned to the golf course and community activities. His new diet and return to previous activity helped Martin overcome his symptoms of depression. Studies show the intervention of family ROIDL and friends in helping and supporting elderly people with COPD results in a decrease of depression and a healthier outcome for the patient. The Oxford Journals Age and Ageing states: “It is also worth exploring how family and friends may
be involved in supporting the patient and to encourage social interaction. Educating the spouse, family members and friends about depression may help them to understand the consequences of the disease and to develop coping strategies and in turn may reduce the likelihood of isolation. A very recent study investigated the benefits of emotional support by family and friends and of spiritual beliefs in patients with major depression showed that those with higher perceived emotional support had better outcomes.” (Oxford Journals Age and Ageing Volume 35, No. 5) If you are helping an elder parent with COPD related depression there are community and professional services to help you. Start with your parent’s physician. You can also find
resources for oxygen therapy, home care respiratory treatment, home nursing, home medical equipment and mobile services. The National Care Planning Council, www.longtermcarelink.net, promotes eldercare resources and lists eldercare services throughout the United States. Debra Roidl, MSW, member of the National Care Planning Council, is a Certified care manager in the local greater Toledo area. Read more about her eldercare services at her website, www.independentcaresolutions.com. Debra is available to speak on a wide array of topics. You can reach her for more information by calling (419) 3678835 or e-mailing debra@independent caresolutions.com.
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November 14, 2010
Sight Center works for blind, vision-impaired
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The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio continues to provide valuable services to more than 1,000 residents annually who are blind or visually impaired. The Sight Center’s blend of vision rehabilitation services offers help and hope for continued independent living among people of all ages who are blind or vision-impaired, according to Dawn Christensen, executive director. “We minimize the incidence of blindness through education and prevention. We feel that raising awareness of the blind and vision-impaired while raising funds serves both purposes,” Christensen said. The Sight Center conducted its third annual White Cane Walk in October as its primary public education and fundraising event of the year. The event raised $12,000 to fund services at the Sight Center, more than the $9,000 raised in 2009, according to Sarah Krockmalny, development director. The fun, family-friendly event had about 120 participants take advantage of a chance to walk in the shoes of a person who is blind while raising funds to help the Sight Center serve its clients. This year, the Whitmer High
School Drama Club participated in preparation for its December performance of the “Miracle Worker,” a play about Helen Keller. “For our third year, the results are incredible,” Christensen said. The organization’s fundraising efforts have allowed it to offer some new programs in 2010, she said. The Sight Center added a new program for vocational services for 14-to 21-year-old youth. The Summer Youth Employment program provides training and a fourweek work experience for 14 youth with three young adults being employed permanently. The funds have allowed the organization to hire two new staff members within the past month. Dani Moran joined the Sight Center as children’s
A lot of people have heard of the Sight Center but don’t really know what we do here. A lot of people in need of our services don’t know about us and what we offer.” — Dawn Christensen
case manager, a new position to network with social workers, schools and other agencies, educating them about the center and connecting people in need with resources. The Sight Center also hired Kevin Dobens, who is blind, to ramp up the Assisted Technology Program for people who need assistance with technology that will help them func-
tion better at home and work. Dobens will work with clients to evaluate their needs and provide training on technical equipment that could help them. “A lot of people have heard of the Sight Center but don’t really know what we do here. A lot of people in need of our services don’t know about us and what we offer,” Christensen said.
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The Sight Center serves residents in 16 counties of Northwest Ohio through its headquarters in Toledo and a satellite location in Findlay. Almost 60 percent of the people served are 65 years and older while 15 percent are between 36 and 65 and another 12 percent are from birth to age 17. Almost 60 percent of the people served are residents of Lucas County, the largest in population within its territory. The center obtains about 33 percent of its funds from contributions, bequests and donations, 21 percent from grants, 21 percent from fees for services and 11 percent each from investment income and funds from United Way, according to its 2009 annual report. n SIGHT CONTINUES ON A27
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The center adopted a new mission statement in 2010, “We enrich the lives of individuals with vision loss by providing personalized services.” The Sight Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 United Way agency that was founded in 1923 as the Toledo Society for the Blind. It is accredited by the National Accreditation Council of Agencies serving the Blind and Visually Impaired and is an approved charity by the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.sightcentertoldeo.org.
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November 14, 2010
THE CHEAP SEATS
‘Schmidy Awards’ honor best in prep football
The Iron Curtain Award t is hard to believe that the 2010 Awarded to the best defensive unit high school football season has ended for most of Northwest Ohio. in 2010. Only a handful of teams earned a spot n Whitmer in the state playoffs, which means the n Genoa majority of teams that hit the field this n Southview past fall have come to the end of their n St. John’s Jesuit n Perrysburg football odyssey. I have followed the The John Doe season from the opening Award kickoff at the end of AuAwarded to the best gust to the final whistle player no one talked at the end of October. about this season. I saw some magnifin Jake Wawrzyniak, RB, cent plays, some gutSt. Francis wrenching moments n Alex Palicki, QB, and some things that Whitmer brought a tear to my eye. n Shannon Geren, RB, Every publication seems to have an Chris SCHMIDBAUER Edon n Damond Powell, WR, awards program that honors the season’s best, and I took it Rogers upon myself to start my own awards: n Steve Slocum, WR, Perrysburg The Schmidys. I understand that I could sit from The Specialist Award my perch at the top of the sports page Awarded to the best kicker. and tell you who I think should win n Brandon Smith, St. John’s Jesuit the following awards. But I want the n Patrick Wesolowski, Central Schmidys to also be a voice for you, n Jake Olman, Maumee the fans. I am not the only one who n Tyler Pickard, Genoa watched high school football this year. n Eric Ziems, Toledo Christian So I want your opinion, too. There are The All Heart Award five awards to decide for the inaugural Awarded to the team that played Schmidys, and each of the awards has five contenders. Without further ado, through tough odds. n Lake Flyers: played after devastating here are the nominees. Walks on Water Award: Awarded tornado in June to the best player in Northwest Ohio n Woodward Polar Bears: continue to or the most valuable player for the fight despite not winning a game again in 2010 2010 season. n Danbury Lakers: played with a n Jody Webb, RB, Whitmer roster of just 16 players n Caleb Goings, RB, Central n Scott Bulldogs: played the entire n Jake Schneider, QB, Maumee season on the road due to renovation n Kyle Nutter, RB, Genoa of Scott High School n Nick Rightnowar, QB, n Otsego Knights: Won first game Toledo Christian
since 2008 over Elmwood and ended up winning three games. So there you have it, folks. Now I need your feedback. E-mail your picks to the address listed below or respond through our Facebook or Twitter page, linked at www.toledo freepress.com. The winners will be announced in the Nov. 21 issue.
Chris Schmidbauer is sports editor for Toledo Free Press and Toledo Free Press Star. Contact him at cschmid firstname.lastname@example.org. He is also the co-host of the “Odd Couple Sports Show” on Fox Sports Radio 1230 WCWA and can be heard every weekday from 10 a.m. to noon. He can also be seen weekly on the “Friday Night Frenzy Tailgate Show” on NBC 24’s America One.
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One of the things that Beckman preached earlier this oledo head coach Tim Beckman was not a happy man following his teamâ€™s 65-30 drubbing at the season was that championship teams learn to win on the hands of Mid-American Conference West Division road, something he said he learned from former Auburn rival Northern Illinois on the road at Huskie Stadium on head coach Pat Dye when he was a graduate assistant with Nov. 9 on ESPN2. In fact, if you are one of the many people the Tigers in the late â€™80s. While I agree wholeheartedly who firmly believe that actions speak louder than words, with that philosophy, itâ€™s also true that championship teams Beckmanâ€™s face and demeanor during his postgame press not only also win at home, theyâ€™re dominant at home. Take Ohio State, for example. Another conference that night spoke much louder guy Beckman learned from on his journey than anything he said. He was upset â€” and to becoming a head coach was the Buckeyesâ€™ understandably so â€” at the debacle that all Jim Tressel, for whom Beckman served as but eliminated the Rockets from their MAC the cornerbacks coach for during the 2005 Championship aspirations. and 2006 seasons at Ohio State. Since Tressel Several factors played into that disapbusted out the sweater vest and became the pointment for both the players and the Buckeyes head coach in 2001, he has comcoaches. First off, itâ€™s one thing to lose, but piled a 62-7 record at Ohio Stadium. itâ€™s another animal to get demolished. SecA lot of that has to do with the fact that ondly, when you have extra time to prepare 100,000-plus Ohio State fans pack â€œThe like Toledo did and the result is nearly a â€™Shoeâ€? every Saturday, while the Rockets are complete lack of execution, that really stings. Mike BAUMAN lucky if they can draw upwards of 20,000 in And lastly, when you see something youâ€™ve worked so hard to build destroyed bit by bit right before a facility that has a listed seating capacity of 26,248. Thatâ€™s sad, considering that Toledo has the best stadium in the your very eyes, that really, really hurts. One thing Beckman and company can take away from MAC and averaged a conference record attendance of the agony of their Nov. 9 defeat is that theyâ€™re still bowl eli- 30,014 in 2001. The last time the Rockets drew more than 30,000 for a gible with six wins under their belt, and their last two regular season games will be hosted at the Glass Bowl on Nov. 17 home game was back in 2004 against Bowling Green, when and Nov. 26 against less than stellar conference opponents in 31,981 watched Toledo come back from a 27-7 halftime Bowling Green and Central Michigan. The Falcons were 2-8 deficit to defeat itsâ€™ archrival Falcons 49-41. Unfortunately, overall with a 1-5 conference mark, while the Chippewas are starting from behind has been a trend for the Rockets this season, as theyâ€™ve trailed after the first quarter of play in 3-7 with a 2-5 MAC record. However, a major concern has to be the fact that home each of their four home games thus far. The difference is has not been where the heart is for Toledo since Beckman that Toledo only came back to win two of those contests. After the good, old-fashioned shellacking the Huskies took over as head coach of the Rockets in December 2008. Toledo is just 5-4 in the Glass Bowl during Beckmanâ€™s put on the Rockets, Beckman and company need to do tenure, which began with the 2009 campaign. In com- more than their Under Armour sponsorâ€™s slogan of â€œProparison, former Rockets sideline leader Tom Amstutz was tect This House,â€? which is wrapped around the field at the undefeated through his first nine home games at Toledo, Glass Bowl. To become winners and eventually champions, which included victories over Minnesota, Navy and UNLV. they need to own it.
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GM reports $2B 3Q profit ahead of stock offering By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Strong profits on new cars and trucks helped General Motors Co. earn $2 billion in the third quarter, enhancing the company’s appeal as it nears the upcoming initial public stock offering. The third-quarter earnings of $1.20 per share nearly match what GM made in the first two quarters of the year combined, aided by profits from overseas and healthy revenue from North America, the company said Nov. 10. The earnings were boosted by higher prices from newly introduced models such as the Buick LaCrosse, a midsize luxury sedan. They also were another indication of a widespread recovery among global automakers. Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Chrysler and Ford all reported improved results in the most recent quarter as auto sales slowly rise. The strong quarter meant that GM met projections it made recently that net income for the quarter would be $1.9 billion to $2.1 billion. It was the third straight profitable quarter for GM, which needed $50 billion in U.S. government aid to make it through bankruptcy protection last year. The company has repaid or plans to repay taxpayers $9.5 billion, and the government hopes to get back the remaining $40 billion with the Nov. 18 common stock offering and several follow-up sales. The latest results reversed a $908 million loss, or 73 cents per share, in the third quarter of last year, a short quarter for GM because it spent the first nine days in bankruptcy protection. The Detroit automaker posted $34.1 billion in revenue for the Julythrough-September quarter, up 35 percent from the $25.1 billion in the shortened period last year. GM had said recently that revenue could reach $34 billion for the quarter. Revenue has been steadily increasing this year, largely due to gains in North America and explosive sales growth in China. For the quarter, GM reported strong profits in all of its regions but Europe, where it lost $559 million. The company reported $2.1 billion in profits from North America, and its international operations, including Asia and Latin America, made $646 million. The earnings per share figure for the quarter was adjusted for a threefor-one stock split approved by GM’s board last week in advance of the initial public offering. The third-quarter earnings come
in the middle of a two-week “road show’’ in which GM executives are fanning out to U.S. and European money centers to sell investors on the upcoming IPO. The positive thirdquarter performance should help them make their case. But investors likely will have questions about the losses in Europe and how GM will handle increasing competition that’s coming in the U.S. for several key GM models. For example, the new Chevrolet Cruze compact now is the newest car in its class in the U.S., but Ford, Honda and others soon will unveil strong new products. Another problem that surfaced in GM’s earnings report: its global market share fell to 11.5 percent from 11.9 percent in the third quarter of 2009. The company said its share partly declined because it saw fewer sales to rental, corporate and government fleets. Fleet sales accounted for a little more than a quarter of the company’s sales in the latest period, compared with 34 percent of its sales in the second quarter. GM said it ended the quarter with $35.8 billion in cash, up from $33.6 billion in the previous quarter, and $8.6 billion in debt, up from $8.2 billion. GM said the increase in debt was primarily due to unfavorable fluctuations in currency, including a stronger Canadian dollar and a weaker British pound. In the stock sale, three of GM’s four owners — the U.S. government, Canadian and Ontario governments and a union health care trust — will sell 365 million shares, or about a quarter of the company’s outstanding common stock, for between $26 and $29 a share. The IPO will raise about $10 billion for the three owners and allow the largest, the U.S. government, to reduce its stake in the company from 61 percent to just over 40 percent. The reduced stake is symbolically important for GM, because some Americans resented the company’s taxpayer funded bailout. The perception that GM stood for “Government Motors’’ has hurt the company’s car sales, GM has claimed. The U.S. Treasury will sell 264 million shares and will make about $7 billion if the shares sell in the middle of the $26 to $29 price range. The Canadian governments and union trust are expected to make about $3 billion. GM also plans to raise $3 billion by selling 60 million preferred shares for $50 each. The preferred shares pay a set dividend and become common stock in three years. GM will use the money to shore up its pension plans
and pay debt. For the first nine months of the year, GM made $4.2 billion, a dramatic turnaround from gigantic losses of pre-
vious years. In the four years before the 2009 bankruptcy, GM lost more than $80 billion because it was saddled by enormous debt and costly labor con-
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Author Jeff Kinney takes pride in ‘Wimpy Kid’
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What would make authors most proud of their own work? When several of their books become bestsellers? When they spawn a series of movies? Maybe when someone decides a giant balloon depicting their lead character should be seen by millions on Thanksgiving day? “The Macy’s Parade Day group approached us this year and said that they thought the world was ready for a Greg Heffley balloon,” said Jeff Kinney, author of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. “So we signed on, and on Thanksgiving Day, I’m gonna get to see a giant version of Greg Heffley floating down the Grand Avenues here in New York. “I have no idea what kind of emotion is going to hit me when that happens, but I’m really looking forward to experiencing it.” There have been a lot of moments to make Kinney proud in the past few years. The first installment of the “Wimpy Kid” series came out in April 2007 — today, more than 32 million copies of Kinney’s books are in print around the globe. A feature film based on the series came out in March, grossing more than $64 million and a sequel will be released next year. He was named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in 2009. There is certainly a lot for Kinney to live up to, and he said he likes it that way. “There’s a lot of pressure, and I’m afraid of the pressure going away. I’m afraid of sort of resting on my laurels. In my house, in my office, I don’t have anything up on the walls. I don’t have any ‘Wimpy Kid’ things around, because I don’t want to look at those and say, ‘You know, I’ve actually done all right for myself.’ I want to stay hungry.” The fifth book in the series, “The Ugly Truth,” was released Nov. 9. Kinney said he thinks his books’ success relies on his young audience’s ability to connect with his characters.
“I think it’s because Greg Heffley is really flawed. He’s not a miniature adult — he’s a real kid. He’s got a lot of problems, mostly extending from his approach to life. And I think that he’s funny — he’s got a funny point of view, and kids just take to that.” He also said he tries not to condescend to his audience, or shoehorn in lessons for them to learn. “That’s not what these books are. There are plenty of books that have a good lesson and they moralize to kids,” Kinney said. “But my books are more about entertainment and they’re for the savvy kid who is looking to not be written down to. The books feel like they’re written by a kid. So I think they’re just a different thing, and I’m OK with that.” The biggest step for Kinney and his characters this year was the step onto the big screen, one which the author was heavily involved in. “I’ve had probably as much creative influence as an author can expect to have in the moviemaking process. Usually an author is not involved in the process at all,” he said. “My lawyer described it to me as selling a pencil — you know, you have a property, you hand it across the counter and that’s the end of the transaction. “I was very involved, all the way from choosing the director, to casting, to helping with the writing, and I was on set for more than half of the filming in Vancouver. So, I was really involved.” The first film’s success has certainly opened more doors for Kinney, though he said he’s in no rush to get into projects outside of “Wimpy” just yet. “I would love to have another success that’s not related to ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ but I think that I’m getting my fill of branching out,” he said. “I’d love to do a television show, or some other things. But I need to make sure that I’m doing a good job of it. I shouldn’t be going to television just because I can. I
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She just turned 28. What’s next? “My biggest goal is to have a life,” she said and laughed. “I think once I was 13 and even before that — that’s the funny thing that people don’t see — in Dallas, where I lived, I sang in a show every Saturday night from the time I was 7 until the time I got my record deal when I was 11, so it’s something that I’ve been doing my whole life. “I’m wanting to write more as far as the music side of things and continue to just grow as an artist,” she said. “Family is really important to me. Who knows what will happen in the next few years; I’m just trying to roll with it. There’re a lot of good things that I think are coming my way.” It’s a work in progress. In 2009, Rimes filed for divorce from her husband after meeting actor Eddie Cibrian while filming “Northern Lights.” “I think I’m very honest with my experience, and I think there are women out there that have been through a divorce and that can relate,” Rimes said during a call from a tour stop in Charlotte, N.C. “We all are faced with different challenges, and I think you can either sit there and wallow in your misery, or you can move forward. No one can help you other than you, and no one can make things better; you have to do it yourself.” Rimes is moving forward with her music, working on two discs — an untitled CD featuring some of her own material and “Lady and Gentlemen,” a collection of cover songs. “I wanted [‘Lady and Gentlemen’] to
be all my favorite classic country songs originally recorded by men but now from a woman’s perspective, so a bit of a twist on it. And I called Vince Gill and asked if he would produce it, and we just had a blast working on this album,” she said. “ ‘Swingin’,’ the first single off of it, was something that I grew up listening to from basically the time I was born, and I just love the song.” She returned to the studio to record a couple of bonus tracks, including a new song and current single, “Crazy Women,” and a new version of “Blue,” the song that catapulted her to stardom in 1996. “I think the sound of the album kind of takes me back and my fans back to that original sound of ‘Blue,’ and I thought what a cool way as an addition to the record for my fans 15 years later to have a new version of that song with me as an adult not a 13-year-old,” she said. Fans can hear songs from the forthcoming “Lady and Gentlemen” and some new material, including “What Have I Done,” when Rimes plays a 7:30 p.m. concert Nov. 19 at the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin. Tickets range from $40 to $90. Hunter Hayes will open. When she gets some downtime, Rimes likes to cook. “It’s kind of cathartic, you know, being able to cook for people that you love, to see them enjoy it, and just kind of chill and have a glass of wine,” she said. “I’m excited to be one of the chefs in the kitchen this Thanksgiving and actually be confident at it and know I won’t burn anything.”
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Oasis of calm. The week begins with a burst of energy and high-paced activity. Men dominate the scene. Old virtues are sacrificed as suggestions reflect current trends midweek. Sports and travel benefit from strategic thinking over the weekend.
Animal magnetism. Authority figures give the green light on Monday. Personal insights that emerge this week lead you toward your life purpose. Match responses to peoples’ unique styles; listen to inner promptings about others’ trustworthiness. Funny people make the weekend sparkles.
Comfort foods. On Monday, hook up with people who can help you establish new venues. Subconscious thoughts and feelings tinge actions and choices – listen to that inner voice. Good luck flows Thursday. Watch your surroundings on Saturday; kids, animals and people may be antsy.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Authorized entry. It takes great effort to climb slippery slopes or to prevent losses. Pick battles wisely; choose a goal and stick with it. Things turn a corner Thursday and improve through unexpected means. Avoid excess spending. Intimate conversations spark sexy fires Saturday night. Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Training wheels removed. It’s a good week to put domestic repairs and improvements into motion. Relationships show significant improvements after Thursday. You gain benefits through partners, and more attractive sales pitches sway others to your thinking. Libra (September 23-October 22)
The last samurai. Monday is a great day to make progress with legal and medical matters. Delayed choices or rewards finally show progress after Thursday. You’re in sync with your mate Saturday, although some long-term family concerns may arise. Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Rubber duckie. Establish lasting results through negotiations Monday, but leave wiggle room for tweaks. Hidden fears can influence people’s behavior midweek; consider the anxiety triggers at work. More honest reactions – maybe too honest – emerge after Friday.
Angels and demons. Take opportunities where you find them! You rev into hyper-drive Monday. Financial matters benefit from outside assistance and enhanced stability. You’re drawn to participate in high-energy events on Saturday. Lead-foots beware – stick to the speed limit. .
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Jewelry box. Both domestic and career areas are productive as the week starts. Put rules in place. Doubts appear midweek; seek missing facts. Major personal decisions after Thursday set off a domino effect of endings and beginnings that remold your life through the end of the year.
Water follows channels. Love and friendship are highlighted all week. Feelings are clarified and cement your certainty about preferences to move forward or retreat. Someone arouses suspicion midweek. Competitive spirits nudge you to show off skills Saturday.
Redraw the map. Final judgments on important issues arrive Monday. Relationships move toward improved balance and equity, but someone jumps the fence and acts on sheer impulse after Friday. Review agreements again with better understanding.
Leaky valves. Confidence soars as the week starts; long-term efforts yield results this week. Situations where facts have been ignored can erupt midweek and become all too real. Friendships evolve into deeper relationships after Thursday, as shared values encourage the bonding processes.
Elizabeth Hazel is a professional tarotist-astrologer and author. She gives readings every Wednesday at Attic on Adams above Manos Greek Restaurant. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org (c) 2010
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2000 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Loaded, 40K, Very Clean Own for Only
2004 MAZDA 6S
Loaded, Burnt Orange $10,850 JIM WHITE TOYOTA 419-841-6681
2007 HONDA ELEMENT EX Black, Well Equipped $18,490 JIM WHITE TOYOTA 419-841-6681
W 2004 MINI COOPER Very Sporty, Nice! Own for Only
2004 NISSAN XTERRA 4X4 Own for Only
$10,366 + TTL
2004 GMC ENVOY XL 4X4, Loaded, Own for Only
2006 GMC ENVOY 4X4 Fully Equipped Own for Only
2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS
2007 GMC YUKON DENALI
2007 FORD EXPEDITION XL
2007 CADILLAC ESCAPE ESV
Loaded, Sunroof, Nav.,DVD Own for only Stk#12513
4X4, Loaded to the Max, DVD,Moon, Nav, Own for Only Stk# 12505A
Only 13K Miles, “A Must See” Low Priced at
Loaded to the Max Own for Only Stk# 12570
2010 TOYOTA COROLLA LE
Auto, Air, Buy Brand New $15,980 JIM WHITE TOYOTA 419-841-6681
2007 HONDA CR-V EXL Black, Auto W/OD $22,355 JIM WHITE TOYOTA 419-841-6681
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734-241-3704 15435 South Monroe St
2003 FORD SUPER CREW
4X4 Black Beauty, King Ranch Edition $14,988 Randy Shirk’s NorthPointe Auto Sales,LLC 419-729-2688 // www.NorthpointeAutoSales.com
2006 FORD EXPEDITION
Eddie Bauer, Fully Loaded 4X4, Moonroof $15,488 Randy Shirk’s NorthPointe Auto Sales,LLC 419-729-2688 // www.NorthpointeAutoSales.com
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HILDRETH, Gwendolyn M. age 84 www.newcomertoledo.com MARRIOTT, Jean (Russell) McAuley age 90 www.ansberg-west.com TARR, Marie F. age 89 Toledo, OH www.witzlershank.com
NOV. 9 HAVER, Betty Lou age 81 Sylvania, OH www.walkerfuneralhomes.com KIMBRELL, David A. age 58 Toledo, OH www.egglestonmeinert.com PASCH, Marvin age 86 Swanton, OH www.weigelfuneralhomes.com
NOV. 8 BERES, David W. age 60 Northwood, OH www.freckchapel.com ROSLIN, Norma E. age 91 Toledo, OH www.witzlershank.com SHEROCK, Eleanor R. age 77 Oregon, OH www.eggleston-meinert.com SNYDER, Randy Sylvania, OH www.walkerfuneralhomes.com WISHNEWITZ, Lester “Harvey” age 82 Toledo, OH www.blanchardstrabler.com WOODS, David William age 47 Perrysburg, OH www.witzlershank.com NOV. 7 CHAPPELEAR, Richard L. age 54 Toledo, OH www.newcomertoledo.com CONDON, Barbara Jean age 75 Toledo, OH www.walkerfuneralhomes.com FOSTER, Charlotte C. age 94 www.blanchardstrabler.com
Your 24/7 Pet Care Destination • 24-Hour Services • Emergency Care • Boarding • Dentistry • Doggie Day Care • Grooming • Exotic and Wildlife Animal Care • and More!
ENGLISH, Nancy Helen (Dieball) www.wright-habeggerfh.com OSTROWSKI, Piotr (Peter) age 96 Toledo, OH POLICK, Harold George age 67 Toledo, OH www.freckchapel.com NOV. 5 BROWN, Godfrey age 91 www.houseofday.com CARMAN, Betty Jane age 85 Genoa, OH www.walkerfuneralhomes.com DIEHL, Eloise age 83 Pemberville, OH www.marshfuneralhomes.com MULL, Bonnie J. age 80 Toledo, OH www.eggleston-mmeinert.com NOV. 4 CHANDLER, Herbert age 90 Toledo, OH www.cbrownfuneralhome.com NEVERS, LINDA age 65 Holland, OH www.toledocremation.com NOVOTNY, Frank J. age 82 Oregon, OH www.hoeflingerfuneralhome.com
COMMUNITY PUBLIC NOTICE
Apartment Apartment For Rent Newly renovated, 1 and 2 bedrooms starting at $400 per mo. Heat and water included. 419.386.8578.
4601 JACKMAN RD TOLEDO 43612 1039 CINDY TIPPETT 4044 FAIRVIEW DR HOUSEHOLD. 2101 VALERIE STEWART GENERAL DELIVERY MINNEAPOLIS MN HOUSEHOLD. 2402 CORY BURGHARDT 4021 OVERLAND PKWY HOUSEHOLD. 802 S REYNOLDS RD TOLEDO 43615 2036 KENNETH ROTH JR 3590 STERLING PARK CIR #C GROVE CITY OH HOUSEHOLD. 3502 JOSEPH COOPER 26 EDINSHIRE SICKLERVILLE NJ HOUSEHOLD. 4025 KRISTAN MAXFIELD 2437 SOUTH AVE HOUSEHOLD. 8022 PATRICK THOMAS 1202 ROCHELLE HOUSEHOLD. 10004 YILMAZ RONA 356 LINCOLN ST #26 WALTHAM MA HOUSEHOLD. 12400 WILLIAMS RD PERRYSBURG 43551 4027 MICHAEL TANK 26718 SHERINGHAM RD HOUSEHOLD. 9036 JERRY HUNTER 440 EAST SECOND ST HOUSEHOLD. 3032 AIRPORT HWY TOLEDO 43609 2110 JENNIFER MEEKER 2342 HEATHERGROVE DR HILLIARD OH HOUSEHOLD. 2156 SARA RYAN 630 HAMPTON HOUSEHOLD. 6126 ZAKKEKIA LIGGINS 4308 ELLISTON RD MEMPHIS TN HOUSEHOLD. 5401 TELEGRAPH RD TOLEDO 43612 1000 WILLIAM ROUBANES 1036 W LIBERTY ST ANN ARBOR MI HOUSEHOLD. 1303 ELLA WILLIAMS 512 NORTH ST HOUSEHOLD. 7041 ALONZO MARBLES PO BOX 34 HOUSEHOLD. 8026 VALERIE STEWART PO BOX 4865 HOUSEHOLD
HISTORIC HOME SEEKS RENTER Small but charming, new furnace/ac & appliances. Garage with remote. 419-255-8331
employment general TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL! $500 Sign-on Bonus. Seeking Sharp Guys/ Gals, Rock-n-Roll Atmosphere, Blue Jean Environment! Wanda 866386-5621, Riane 888-285-1347.
AWESOME JOB! Now hiring 18-25 guys and gals. Travel entire USA with unique business group. $500 sign-on bonus. Call 866-298-0163 or 877-853-7654 www.sunshinesubscription. com. All real estate advertised in this paper is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, in the sale, rental, or financing of housing. This Publisher will not knowingly accept any advertising that violates any applicable law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this paper are available on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe you have been discriminated against in connection with the sale, rental, or financing of housing, call the Toledo Fair Housing Center, (419) 243-6163.
A home for Hope
OFFICE SPACE OFFICE SPACE Spacious with great natural light. Free parking. reasonable rent. 419-255-8331
for sale miscellaneous BUY VIAGRA, Cialis, Levitra, Propecia and other medications below wholesale prices. Call 1-866-506-8676. Over 70% savings. www.fastmedonline.com.
professional services want to purchase WANTS TO purchase minerals and other oil & gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver CO 80201
Call 419.241.1700, Ext 233 to place a Classified Ad! n ANSWERS FROM A34
JOB FOR YOU! $500 Sign-on Bonus. Travel USA with young minded, enthusiastic Business Group. Cash Bonuses Daily. David 888-375-9795.
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THE OCEAN CORP, 10840 Rockley Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train for New Career. *Underwater Welder, Commercial Diver. *NDT/Weld Inspector. Job Placement Assistance. Financial Aid available for those who qualify. 1-800-321-0298.
4801 Holland-Sylvania (at Harroun) Sylvania, OH 43560
THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION BY LOCK-IT-UP SELF STORAGE ON OR AFTER 12-8-10 AT LEONARD’S AUCTION SERVICE 6350 CONSEAR RD OTTAWA LAKE, MI RICHARD LEONARD AUCTIONEER
WEST, INC. - Hiring young professionals to work in sales, marketing, or management. Send resume: email@example.com. Call #419-508-6610. Students welcome!
Dr. Bob Esplin (Dr. Bob)
november 14, 2010
Hope is a 5-year-old cream-colored domestic longhair cat. She was found wandering around the streets of Toledo and was brought into the humane society so she could find a new home. Hope is underweight from living on the street and her beautiful coat had to be shaved down to remove all of the tangles in her fur. You can tell this kitty is happy to have a warm place to stay and all of the food she can eat. When you enter her cat room, she will be the first to call out to you asking for attention. Hope enjoys being held and absolutely LOVES to give kisses. Hope prefers a calmer lifestyle. She doesn’t like to be handled roughly and may not be suitable for a home with young children. Loud noises will send her into hiding and she is less than thrilled to be around other cats. Hope dreams of becoming a pampered princess and is waiting for a huge animal lover to come along and spoil her. Hope has been spayed, examined by a staff veterinarian, is current on her vaccinations and is microchipped. Toledo Area Humane Society is located at 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Arrowhead Park, Maumee. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call (419) 891-0705 or visit www. toledoareahumanesociety.org.
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1076 Washington Ave. Charming 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Privacy Fence, Garage, Full Basement. $925 per month, plus utilities
For RENT By Owner 419.356.3764
november 14, 2010
with 2-year wireless service agreement on voice and minimum $15/mo data plan required.
with 2-year wireless service agreement on voice and minimum $15/mo data plan required.
Phones subject to availability. Limited-time offer. Subject to wireless customer agrmt. Credit approval req’d. Activ. fee up to $36/line. Coverage & svcs, including mobile broadband, not avail everywhere. Geographic, usage & other conditions & restrictions (that may result in svc termination) apply. Taxes & other chrgs apply. Prices & equip. vary by mkt & may not be avail. from ind. retailers. See store or visit att.com for details and coverage map. Early Termination Fee (ETF): None if cancelled during first 30 days, but a $35 restocking fee may apply; after 30 days, ETF up to $150 or $325 applies depending on device (details att.com/equipmentETF). Subject to change. Agents may impose add’l fees. Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge up to $1.25/mo. is chrg’d to help defray costs of complying with gov’t obligations & chrgs on AT&T & is not a tax or gov’t req’d chrg. Offer Details: Samsung Focus with 2-year wireless service agreement on voice & minimum $15/mo data plan required is $199.99. HTC Surround with 2-year wireless service agreement on voice & minimum $15/mo data plan required is $199.99. AT&T Promotion Card may be used to pay for wireless services from AT&T but may not be used to purchase regulated landline telephone services in certain states. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment. Smartphone Data Plan Requirement: Smartphone requires minimum DataPlus (200MB); $15 will automatically be charged for each additional 200MB provided on DataPlus if initial 200MB is exceeded. All data, including overages, must be used in the billing period in which the allowance is provided or be forfeited. For more details on data plans, go to att.com/dataplans. Microsoft Windows® Phone and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Screen images simulated. ©2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. Service provided by AT&T Mobility. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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e at, d r i n k a n d b e m er ry t h is h o li day. From sushi to Santa. Fine brews to designer shoes. Carriage rides to benefit drives. It’s all part of the holiday experience at The Town Center at Levis Commons. The area’s premiere, open air shopping, dining and entertainment destination – combining small town charm with big-city elegance. Make us a part of your holiday memories. For more information on events, visit www.ShopLevisCommons.com.
re s t y e m e r r y gentlemen
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, November 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Breakfast With Santa Saturday, December 11, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides November 26 to December 18 Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $5 per person or $10 per family
Visit With Santa November 26 to December 19 Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. December 20 to 23, Daily from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Bring your own camera.
Letters to Santa Drop in Santa's mailbox outside of his house on Levis Commons Blvd.
Hannah’s Socks Holiday Drive Drop off donations Saturday, November 20 to Friday, December 31 at Second Sole, Shoe Dept. and Stride Rite.
www.ShopLevisCommons.com Located in Perrysburg, Ohio at the Intersection of I-475 and S.R. 25. Follow us on:
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