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5/7/2015 12:00 AM
Around Town: 5/7
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
AND they're off! Red roses galore, star gazing, helicopters and limousines, mint juleps or as I call them, bourbon snow cones, Derby pie, Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches, luscious strawberries, and more. It was all at the 141st Running of the Roses in Louisville at Churchill Downs on Saturday, starting with a rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home.” Meanwhile, fans …

5/6/2015 12:34 AM
Astros surprising many this year
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Jose Altuve. OK, we’ll give you Altuve. Now, name another Houston Astros player. Take your time; we’ll wait. …

5/6/2015 12:00 AM
Spring bloom is taking my breath away
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
Every year, spring takes my breath away. Not because of allergies, like my son, but because of all the blooming shrubs. I even slammed on my brakes in Ottawa Hills just to gawk at the line of magnolias and Bradford Pear trees. …

5/5/2015 12:00 AM
Lunch box memories
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Last week, Suzanne Crough — better known as Tracy, the tambourine-playing youngest child on The Partridge Family — died. She was my age, which is rather a disconcerting thought. …

5/5/2015 12:00 AM
Quietly making a difference
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
What do Richard St. Jean, CEO at Hollywood Casino Toledo, and the Rev. Pete Bowmer, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church downtown, have in common? …

5/5/2015 12:00 AM
Sky not the limit for birding festival
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
It has grown from an abstract concept just six years ago into what has become Woodstock for bird-lovers, minus all of the mud, music, and miscreants. And they are not done growing just yet. …

5/5/2015 12:00 AM
Recalling Moses of the Soviet Union
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Amid the news of the cruel month of April — an earthquake in Nepal, upheaval in Baltimore — an important political landmark went virtually unnoticed. It was the death of Vladimir Slepak, one of the principal “refuseniks” who battled Kremlin officials for nearly two decades to win the right to leave the Soviet state that repressed them and reviled them …

5/4/2015 12:00 AM
Time is now for Lions to run with it
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Admit it, Detroit Lions fans. How many times have you screamed “run the %#& ball” in the direction of the field or at your TV set? Two yards for a first down, trying to protect a late lead, and Matthew Stafford drops back to pass. …

5/4/2015 12:00 AM
Here’s to Uncle Claude
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Somehow, describing it as “a life well lived” doesn’t quite sum it up. Besides, he’s still living it. …

5/4/2015 12:00 AM
Country livin' all is right
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
“Yes, but what do you do there?” ask people who know me from my big-city past. When I tell them, they're often surprised. …




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