Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 09/16/2008 - 17:17.

You have to wonder why the County Commissioners have any staff, never mind a former stripper on the payroll.

Having privatized the construction and management of the proposed Medical Mart and Convention Center, the Plain Dealer reports that it will hand MMPI (Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.) the task of also dealing with Forest City Enterprises on the proposed site for the center.

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Why We Call her DebFEE

Submitted by rmill on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 20:32.

Why do we call her
DebFEE Sutherland?

While she has taken to criticizing the County Commissioners and how they run the government, she has some work to do in her own town. You would think in an affluent Westside suburb like Bay Village there would be little to worry about. Not so under the management of DebFEE Sutherland.


where will we find the energy?

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 11:28.

This morning two news stories approached an intersection in my mind - the energy intersection.

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DebFEE Sutherland Lie List

Submitted by rmill on Sun, 09/14/2008 - 18:23.

I thought it would be a good idea to start cataloging the lies falsehoods and fabrications of one DebFEE Sutherland in her attempt to usurp the County Commission seat of Peter Lawson Jones.

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Software Freedom Day Cleveland 2008

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 16:57.

2 years ago, Norm asked, Tomorrow [Sept 15, 2006] is Software Freedom Day... what about Cleveland?

Cleveland will have an answer this year.

Software Freedom Day - Cleveland, Ohio


Books, ideas, information, and when to buy a book

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 09:20.

I gave up. I am not going to finish the Power Broker by Robert Caro. It's a fat book with small type. The cover and spine are worn and about to give out. I am going to go out and buy it, so that I will stop monopolizing the worn library copy.

From our partner network: Smaller Indiana

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 09/11/2008 - 12:55.

Here's a testimonial from our colleagues at Smaller Indiana.

I thought I would share it with all of you because I-Open just wouldn't be without your generous guidance and contributions to our work in Open Source Economic Development in Northeast Ohio over the last five years.

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WENetwork Live Show Sat Sept 13: "Building Lifetime Relationships: How has networking enhanced your business and personal life?"

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 19:15.

Join us this Saturday for the next Women’s Enterprise Network Live Show..

"Building Lifetime Relationships With Networks"



Date: Saturday, August 9, 2008

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Do you Buy NEO? On systems to facilitate local economy

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 14:39.

I buy NEO card

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Vacant Property Solutions ?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 14:23.

 Questions??? Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority now owns these two properties in Brooklyn Centre--3722 Mack Court* and 3206 Mapledale*. Look them up on the Cuyahoga County Auditor's website.

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Hagan Ploy Gives MMPI Privatized Convention Center

Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 13:22.

County Commissioner Tim Hagan – the supposed friend of labor – is moving to privatize the the construction and operation of the proposed convention center. Little - if anything - is being said about this Republican-style move that damages unionized labor.

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Romper Room

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 06:30.

..Or Lessons Learned.

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Decisions by Dinosaurs - How Not to Elect in the 11th District

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 14:37.

How bad a shape are Cleveland and this area?

As bad as it can get.

Dinosaurs like Lou Stokes – for whom more buildings, roads and gutters are named than Tom Johnson – and Arnold Pinkney – who helped elect a mayor 40 years ago – are deciding who the next Congressman (woman) from the 11th district will be.

Who gave them the right? Not me, not you.


Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 09:42.

Maybe we should end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bring the troops home and give the GI’s Kevlar flak jackets to our Cleveland children.

Cuyahoga County representation?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 07:51.

Does Cuyahoga County represent Cleveland? Is Cleveland part of Cuyahoga County? What is the center community of Cuyahoga County? Bay Village?

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Solar plane Zephyr makes record flight

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 20:58.

By Jonathan Amos Science reporter, BBC News

Technical Director Chris Kelleher on the solar plane's 3 day flight

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Solar-powered cargo ship will leave a cleaner plume

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 20:51.

15:02 26 August 2008

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Sitting Ducks In The Gulf

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 20:12.

Sitting Ducks In The Gulf: Hurricane Intensity And The Risk Of Long-Term Impacts On Oil & Gas Prices

John Laumer, Philadelphia

hurricane gustav's path image

Greater Access for All

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 08:49.



One flag, one country. We're all different, but asked to come together under one flag. I hope to see one card and access for all.

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Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 14:33.

A self-anointed selection committee of Democratic “leaders” will strongly “influence” – I’d say rule – the choice of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party in its task to name a replacement for Stephanie Tubbs Jones.

Jones died suddenly recently of a brain aneurysm.

Our leadership stinks pretty much all around, as many others have noted here and elsewhere.

No Matter Who's Elected, Alternative Energy Wins

Submitted by Charles Frost on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 21:05.

No Matter Who's Elected, Alternative Energy Wins


    Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 12:55.

    In my paid capacity and my capacity as a citizen in a community, I try to provide the information people need to live their daily lives and to help them to access the information that may help them to answer questions I will never understand. I am not infallible.

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