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8/11/2014 12:00 AM
Water expert was no Chicken Little
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
If anybody has a right to say “I told you so,” it’s Tom Kovacik. When he and I sat down in January to talk about western Lake Erie's deteriorating health, he predicted with certainty that our end of the lake would experience an environmental disaster within two years. …

8/10/2014 12:00 AM
Free clinic helps N. Toledo needy
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE COLUMNIST
When That Neighborhood Free Health Clinic opened on a frigid day this past January, one of the first patients who came through the door was not wearing socks. Though he was there seeking treatment for other ailments, the medical staff was more concerned with the potential damage his severe frostbite might cause. …

8/10/2014 12:00 AM
Higher ed, voters vs. Ohio politicians
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ohio voters understand the value of a strong, efficient system of state universities and colleges. A large majority of us want state government to spend more money to help maintain such a system. …

8/9/2014 12:00 AM
Take that family vacation soon
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It would be easy to forgo family vacations. Anyone with kids knows how fast summers get booked with sports, practices, tournaments, camps, lessons, performances, and summer school. …

8/8/2014 12:00 AM
Veterans' bid for park in limbo
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Paul Palazzollo remembers the days when he, along with other veterans, chased away junkies and cleaned up a large vacant lot next to what used to be Greenfield’s Restaurant on Woodward Avenue here. …

8/4/2014 1:14 AM
Not a 1-day problem, but life itself
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
There are two possible narratives to the water crisis in Toledo. Both matter and both need our continued, disciplined attention. One has to do with being able to live daily life. But the other has to do with life itself — the sustainability of human life and social life on this planet. …

8/4/2014 12:00 AM
Cycle of violence a death spiral
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
In the lopsided “war” between Hamas and Israel, more than 1,400 Palestinian lives and more than 50 Israeli lives have been lost at this writing. The toll certainly has gone up by the time you read this. …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Get the lead out for kids’ sake
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
We’re poisoning our children. Think it’s time we stopped? …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Grieving pics drive home real horrors
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
A reader named Diana Dunsmore called Monday to say she had a problem with The Blade. Specifically, she doesn’t like bad news, and especially, seeing pictures of people who are suffering. …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Nixon's misdeeds outweigh all
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Richard Nixon no longer walks among us, having departed this earth a full two decades ago. But the ghost of the enigmatic figure who 40 years ago this week resigned the presidency — a position described by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, still the man against which all subsequent presidents are measured, as “preeminently a place of moral leadership” — lingers among …