Monthly Archives: July 2009

This Email Got Me Started On the Cash For Clunkers Bandwagon

July 31, 2009
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From: Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:05 AM To: sowens@columbuslibrary.org Subject: Scam alert: Watch out for “Cash for Clunkers” schemes Greetings, During tough economic times predatory business practices seem to pop up everywhere. And the latest scam that has come across my desk is one that takes advantage...

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Two Billion More for Cash for Clunkers

July 31, 2009
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Today, the House of Representatives approved another two billion dollars for the “Cash for Clunkers” program. The House of Representatives voted to provide an emergency $2 billion for the “cash for clunkers” program on Friday… The New York Times The funds were appropriated at the expense of other legislation. The House shoved other business...

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Breaking – Eligibility Rules Change for Some Cars

July 30, 2009
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In an article on their web site The Columbus Dispatch is reporting tonight that after an EPA review, some cars that were eligible for the “Cash for Clunkers” program will not be reimbursed by the government due to changes by the EPA. In addition, some who previously had not been eligible will be. The...

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Cash for Clunkers is Working in Central Ohio

July 29, 2009
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The “Cash for Clunkers” program appears to be working in Central Ohio. This is the government program that will give you up to $4500 for your clunker if you buy a new more fuel efficient auto. Dealers across central Ohio report strong turnout for the incentive, which began in earnest on Friday… …The effect...

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How Dumb Does City Council Candidate Matt Ferris Think We Are

July 26, 2009
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You have to check out the press page for Republican city council candidate Matt Ferris. It is incredibly misleading. First, he just released a new poll showing that the citizens of Columbus do not support the proposed .5 percent levy scheduled for an August 4th vote. However, the poll was conducted by Wenzel Strategies....

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Slots Are Not Additional Money for Schools

July 25, 2009
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Ohio Governor Ted Strickland says that slot machines will bring an extra one billion to school funding over time. But already the General Assembly has taken the estimated $933 million expected from slot machines away from the education budget. They did this by reducing funding for education from the General Revenue Fund by the...

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Jazz & Rib Fest This Weekend (Video)

July 24, 2009
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The Jazz & Rib Fest started today in Columbus. It will continue Saturday 11AM to 10PM and Sunday 11AM to 8PM. If you’ve never been, you should go. You’ll get plenty of hot ribs and cool jazz. You can find out all the information about it at the Jazz & Rib Fest web site....

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One Columbus For Issue 1 Web Site

July 23, 2009
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At the beginning of June I posted about a new web site the supporters of Issue 1 had created. At the time I said the site looked new and there wasn’t much information. Well that has changed. Issue 1 is the .05 percent levy that will help continue services to those most in need....

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Dorrian Clobbers Todd Again (Part 2)

July 21, 2009
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Dorrian Clobbers Todd Again (Part 2)

Yesterday, losing candidate for mayor Bill Todd (R) and long time city auditor Hugh Dorrian (D) debated the tax levy once again. This is part two, you can see my post about part one here. The debate was sponsored by the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government. Todd has suggested previously that the tax...

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100 Sporting Events You Must See Live

July 16, 2009
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100 Sporting Events You Must See Live

Robert Tuchman has written a book called “100 Sporting Events You Must See Live.” He correctly has the Ohio State versus Michigan game high on the list. In fact it’s number 17. You can see the list here. But wait a minute. He says you have to see the game at the Big House...

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