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5/15/2015 12:14 AM
Life jackets are essential
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
LORAIN — On a recent Sunday morning, Mike Miller walked into a room full of journalists and made a rather profound fashion statement. He was wearing a life jacket, and he was miles from the lake. …

5/15/2015 12:00 AM
How to fix Detroit's public schools
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Detroit’s public schools have been a tremendous failure. Four emergency managers have failed to reverse staggering enrollment declines, or get the district under control. Nor are students learning what they should; they are drastically behind students in the rest of Michigan. …

5/14/2015 12:00 AM
FLOC leader teaches youth to fish
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
First of two parts.

5/14/2015 12:17 AM
Record crowd inspires Walleye
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
It was Game 7, which in hockey parlance is synonymous with nerves, your heart in your stomach, your stomach somewhere else. …

5/14/2015 12:00 AM
Around Town: 5/14
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
A perfect spring evening was May 7 for more than 400 folks who attended the RE/​MAX Preferred annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at Bar 145. The place was humming with activity indoors and out. Tasty edibles and refreshing cocktails were served as guests shopped the 48-item silent auction. Emcee Chrys Peterson assisted Jack Amlin with the 14-item live …

5/13/2015 12:00 AM
Time for a defense of the chief
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
With the decision by Toledo Local 92 of the International Association of Fire Fighters to take a vote of “no confidence,” in Chief Luis Santiago, it is time for the leaders of the city — civic and political — to step up and defend the chief. …

5/13/2015 12:07 AM
Extra attacker aided, hurt Walleye
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
The signature moment, thus far, in Toledo’s ECHL North Division finals playoff series against Fort Wayne most likely came in Game 5. The Walleye led 3-2 with 1:10 to play, the Komets pulled their goalie for an extra attacker, and Toledo netminder Jeff Lerg was under the gun. …

5/13/2015 12:00 AM
Spreading sunshine
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
There’s an overt operation going on around southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio; an operation to attack the colorless landscape and create explosions of bright spots in every nook and cranny. It is called Operation Sunflower and it has been in full swing since Mother’s day. …

5/12/2015 12:00 AM
That Should Be a Word
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
I receive a lot of books for review, the vast majority of them cookbooks. I don’t usually receive other kinds of books. …

5/12/2015 12:00 AM
Welcome to justice as a feeling
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Some years ago, I worked for the daily newspaper in Hartford. One day a friend of mine, a VP for Aetna, came to the paper with the mayor to make a presentation on a public-private charitable partnership. The meeting went wrong and ended abruptly. I walked away with a sense of unease, but it was not until I ran …




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