Links and Notes - Wed, Sep 11, 2019

10:18 a.m.

TOL:
Sep 11, 2019 9:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 81 F
Humidity : 69%
Wind Speed : SSW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.16 in
Dewpoint: 70 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles
Heat Index : 84 F


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Sep 11, 2019 9:30 am

Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Light south wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

9:55 a.m.

18 years ago today.

Links

NOAA Head: 'No One's Job Is Under Threat' Over Trump's Disputed Tweets About Alabama
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=759473955&rid=1001

NPR.org, September 10, 2019 · Acting NOAA Administrator Neil Jacobs said "nobody's job is at risk" after National Weather Service forecasters in Alabama contradicted President Trump's claim last week that the state would be hit hard by Hurricane Dorian.

Jacobs delivered a keynote speech Tuesday at the National Weather Association's annual meeting in Huntsville, Ala. He defended a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration statement issued Friday that was widely seen as backing the president, but he also expressed support for the National Weather Service and its forecasters.

The unsigned statement from the NWS's parent agency was meant "to clarify the technical aspects" of Dorian's potential impact, Jacobs said.

"What it did not say, however, is that we understand and fully support the good intent of the Birmingham Weather Forecast Office," he added, "which was to calm fears in support of public safety."

Jacobs continued, "I am proud of the outstanding work performed by all of the weather forecast offices, including Birmingham, during the span of the storm."


Getting Aid To Bahamas A Logistical Nightmare As Support Systems 'Do Not Exist'
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=759431554&rid=1001

NRA Sues San Francisco After Lawmakers Declare It A Terrorist Organization
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=759333549&rid=1001


To the editor: ProMedica causing health cost rise

In my opinion, the parent company and other nonprofits like it are partly responsible for the high cost of medical care.

http://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/2019/09/10/promedica-causing-high-health-cost/stories/20190909158


https://www.propublica.org/article/the-myths-of-the-genius-behind-trumps-reelection-campaign

The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump’s Reelection Campaign

Brad Parscale has said he’s taking a relative pittance to run the president’s reelection operation. But as with much of what Parscale has claimed about his work and life, that’s not the full story. This is.


Biden camp thinks the media just doesn’t get it

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/11/joe-biden-media-2020-1488835


https://www.thedailybeast.com/uncut-gems-yes-adam-sandler-might-win-an-oscar-this-year

“Uncut Gems,” the frenzied jeweler drama from the Safdie brothers, proves that Adam Sandler has much more left in him than recent movies like “Murder Mystery” made it seem.


Two confirmed dead in plane crash near Toledo Express Airport
Two people were reportedly on board the cargo plane.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2019/09/11/officials-plane-crashes-outside-of-toledo-express-airport/stories/20190911118


Toledo police chief backs use of force in violent arrest
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2019/09/11/toledo-police-chief-george-kral-backs-use-of-force-in-viral-arrest-dashcam-jannah-wyley-jabril-wyley/stories/20190911091


Low turnout marks Toledo City Council primary election

Voters cast ballots for five Toledo City Council district races Tuesday.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/politics/2019/09/10/low-turnout-marks-toledo-city-council-primary-election/stories/20190910154

Lucas County Board of Elections officials reported a countywide turnout of less than 6 percent of eligible voters, with 9,194 votes cast. About 7,800 of those votes were for Toledo elections, and the other were cast in the Maumee City Council primary election.

Less than 2,150 people cast a ballot in the District 5 race.

Seven candidates for Toledo City Council are out of the running after Tuesday’s primary which determined which two candidates in Districts 1-5 will face off in November’s general election.

In District 1 — which was too close to call until just after midnight — first-time candidate Shaun Strong, a Democrat, will face off against the incumbent Democrat, Tyrone Riley.

Toledo’s fifth district also will elect a new representative this year, as term limits prevented longtime councilman Tom Waniewski, a Republican, from running again. Democrat Sam Melden had a strong lead for most of the night, finishing with 63.66 percent of the vote. He’ll face Republican Tom Names, who garnered 22.80 percent of the vote, in November.


Guantánamo Has Cost Billions; Whistleblower Alleges 'Gross' Waste
https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=759523615&rid=1001