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12/5/2014 3:01 PM
SEC showdown brings friends together
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
It was late for a coaching change. On Feb. 13, 1991, Nick Saban resigned after one season as the University of Toledo’s head football coach to join Bill Belichick’s staff with the Cleveland Browns. …

12/5/2014 12:00 AM
Concert riders have lively story
BY KIRK BAIRD CULTURE SHOCK
The show must go on is a tired maxim.

12/5/2014 12:00 AM
Don't forget about books — actual ones
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — One day last summer, one of my students came to my home. Later, she told me she noticed my house was full of books. “Can’t you guys afford a Kindle?” she asked. …

12/4/2014 12:00 AM
Cosby shows how power can corrupt
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
“Put not thy faith in princes,” pleads the psalmist. We don’t have a royal family in the United States, but we create ersatz royalty. That’s usually a mistake. The famous have feet of clay, just like the rest of us. …

12/3/2014 12:00 AM
Central has embraced luxury of trio
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
They are known as the Three W’s, which isn’t quite as catchy as Three Musketeers or Three Amigos or, for that matter, Three Stooges. …

12/2/2014 12:00 AM
Noshing on nostalgia
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
I’m all verklempt, overwhelmed with emotion, because Jewish food — one of my favorite things, both to eat and to talk about — seems to be having a moment. …

12/2/2014 12:00 AM
Ferguson, Toledo, jobs, and justice
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The Rev. Cedric Brock, pastor of Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, has been quietly organizing an anti-violence task force in Toledo. I went to one of his organizing meetings. The group — which ranges from retired Judge Andy Devine, to a father who lost his son to gun violence, to young people — is still jelling. “We are all …

12/2/2014 12:00 AM
Weather a wild card for deer hunters
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Michigan’s firearm season for white-tailed deer closed as darkness fell on Sunday evening, and for the hunters who worked the western Upper Peninsula for the two-week run, it was a reminder on just how tough the conditions can be in this semi-wilderness region. …

12/1/2014 12:16 AM
How deep are Buckeyes? We’ll find out
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
COLUMBUS — The Michigan game had been over for maybe 20 minutes, word was spreading that Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett had fractured his right ankle, and coach Urban Meyer was forced to look ahead to the Big Ten championship game and a new QB. …

12/1/2014 12:00 AM
Golden-pitch statistic is out of left field
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz’s excitement. Watching the seventh game of the World Series play out several weeks ago, he had an epiphany in the bottom of the ninth inning. He was witnessing history, and nobody else seemed to care. …