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4/15/2014 12:27 AM
An economist tells it like it is
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Through the good graces of one of Toledo’s best citizens, Bob Meeker, I had a chance to chat with Kate Warne, an economist with broad experience — including working for the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan and being part of the team that deregulated the airline industry. …

4/15/2014 12:22 AM
Vital role takes Simmons to remote outpost
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
QAANAAQ, Greenland — Laura Simmons was not looking for what you see in recruiting brochures. The U.S. Air Force captain sought out an assignment far away from the major bases, installations and population centers. …

4/15/2014 12:00 AM
Coney Island has staying power
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The Coney Island Hot Dog, just down the street from The Blade, is turning 95 today. Opened in 1919 by Sofokles Constantine — more affectionately known as Uncle Gus — it’s still family owned, with Gus’ nephew, Frixos Stylianides, playing host now. It’s seen reporters, city administrators, firefighters and police officers, residents, visitors, and others come and go. But many …

4/14/2014 1:01 AM
A saint with impeccable comic timing
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
He quoted Mother Teresa, and at times being in his presence felt like it must have felt being in hers — if she were also as funny as Mark Twain, Jack Benny, Bill Cosby, or Louis C.K. …

4/14/2014 12:00 AM
A look into Pakistan that few see
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan recently held a conference on Pakistan. The speakers were two women and a man who, amid all the bad news emanating from the country, brought a breath of fresh air. …

4/14/2014 12:00 AM
Toledo deserves better hockey team
DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
A crowd of 4,599 showed up at the Huntington Center Sunday to say adios to the Walleye, the worst Toledo hockey team in more than four decades. …

4/13/2014 12:00 AM
Mentors can make a difference
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I went to Pickett Elementary School in Toledo recently to see for myself a program called “Creating Young Readers” in action. The effort is a mentoring program in which volunteers try to help elementary school children improve their reading skills. …

4/13/2014 12:00 AM
Heroin epidemic younger, whiter
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
“When you put the dope down, you’re going to meet yourself.” …

4/13/2014 12:00 AM
Don't be 'that guy' during boating season
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
If you have ever used a public boat ramp, then you have had the misfortune of knowing about “that guy.” You don’t ever want to be “that guy.” …

4/13/2014 12:00 AM
Rockets expect big things from Perschon
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
In a little more than three weeks the NFL draft will convene and teams at the top will jockey for a game-breaking defensive player, quarterbacks and wide receivers. …