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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 …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Land bank is fighting blight
BY WADE KAPSZUKIEWICZ
A hundred years ago, Toledo was the 26th largest city in the United States. It was a bustling hub for trade and commerce along the Great Lakes, well positioned on the rail route between New York and Chicago. The city was a leader in manufacturing and innovation — especially in glass, but also in the burgeoning auto industry. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Gubernatorial candidate optimistic
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Days before he officially becomes Michigan’s Democratic nominee for governor, Mark Schauer is optimistic. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Secret maritime society treads water
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SALEM, Mass. — For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel here, attending Rotary or Chamber of Commerce meetings, stepping into the basement for teen parties, mingling in the lobby after Thanksgiving-morning 5K races that took our family harriers through town and around the shoreline. …

7/28/2014 12:00 AM
Why a tobacco heir isn’t fuming
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
You might assume that Patrick Reynolds is furious these days. R.J. Reynolds was his grandfather, and the giant tobacco company he founded just got socked with a $23.6 billion judgment by a Florida jury that was determined to send a strong message about the evils perpetrated by the cigarette industry. …