Seven bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for Dan Rather to bow out gracefully:
"Talk about playing both sides!" Jim said in an e-mail. "As a union guy myself, I found this humorous. Unions were built by people taking stands, not riding fences."
Turns out it is one of three races in which the union made a "co-endorsement." It also gave a double thumbs-up in the contests for Lucas County treasurer (Betty Shultz vs. Wade Kapszukiewicz) and Common Pleas judge (James Jensen vs. James Vail). Yes, signs in support of those candidates can be found at the corner of Woodruff and Franklin avenues.
Greg Harris, president of the 546-member union, said it has opted for "co-endorsements" before, but never for more than two races in any election. He called the six candidates "friends" of the association; thus, the unprecedented double-endorsement hat trick.
In case you're wondering, the union went the conventional route -- endorsing one candidate -- in 23 races, Mr. Harris said.
Now that six of the 13 cameras have the capability to nab speeders, Redflex will see a rapid increase in revenue from its Toledo gold mine. For the first 24,000 tickets, whether for running a red light or for speeding, Redflex will receive $71.25 (out of the $95 fine) for each one, or $1.7 million. Toledo's cut during that same period: $570,000.
Then, he shared a story that speaks volumes about Southwyck's plight. As of last week, one of the listings on the mall's job-posting board indicated that King's Wholesale Furniture "is coming to Southwyck."
"The problem," Howard wrote, "is that it has not only come, but it closed at least two months ago!"
There's a chance, Howard, your frown could be turned upside down. Southwyck's manager said King's might return for the holidays. Then again, the manager said, it might not.