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Published: Monday, 7/28/2008

Michael Collins wants the city of Toledo to quit running Erie Street Market

The Finkbeiner administration was unable to provide simple financial documents concerning the city-owned Erie Street Market requested last week, Toledo City Councilman D. Michael Collins said Monday morning. As a result, Mr. Collins said he would instruct the council’s clerk to draft legislation rescinding a previous ordinance that allows the administration to run the Erie Street Market business.

Suicide bombers struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300, police said. Three female suicide bombers blew their explosive vests in the middle of pilgrims in Baghdad, moments after a roadside bomb attack, killing at least 32 people and wounding 102, Iraqi officials said. In the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk, 25 people were killed and 185 wounded when a blast tore through a crowd of Kurds protesting a draft provincial elections law, officials said.

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