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Two Pittsburgh Steelers lead this All MAC-NFL Team
Written by John Szozda   
Thursday, 29 January 2009 15:35

This week’s Super Bowl reminds us heroes can come from the most unlikely places.

First, consider Kurt Warner, Arizona’s quarterback. Warner played college ball at Northern Iowa and was working the night shift as a stock boy for minimum wage when he tried out for the Iowa Barnstormers, an Arena Football League team. From there, he played in Europe for the Amsterdam Admirals. When he finally made the NFL with St. Louis, he led the Rams to a Super Bowl win in 2000 and has been named the league’s Most Valuable Player twice.

State of our Communities: Hope behind the doom and gloom
Written by John Szozda   
Friday, 23 January 2009 10:20
It took the last speaker at the annual State of The Communities breakfast to serve up a side order of hope with our quiche and coffee.

Gary Thompson, director of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, told members of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning that only a lack of credit is holding up development projects eyeing Oregon as a potential site.
Perception still trumps reality concerning Big Three’s quality
Written by John Szozda   
Thursday, 15 January 2009 14:15

Of all the nasty things said about the Big Three during the bailout debates, the most baffling is that Detroit doesn’t make what the public wants.

I agree that the Big Three has out-of-touch management, too many union work rules and legacy costs Honda and Toyota don’t have, yet. But, my family owns five General Motors cars whose fleet miles total 657,826. The cars are: 1996 Saturn, 1999 Saturn, 2000 Pontiac Montana; 2004 Pontiac Montana and a 2006 Chevy Impala. Here is the list of major repairs: one alternator, one air conditioner compressor and one axle replaced on the 1996 Saturn and a pinhole in the air-conditioning line and the intake manifold gaskets replaced on the 2000 Montana.

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