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Published 2 hours ago
Get a flu shot
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a mystery that so many people pass on flu shots. Only about half of Americans get one, statistics show. …

Updated 16 hours ago
Velasquez: Poor must enable selves
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
After he decided to get more involved in his own hometown of Toledo, Baldemar Velasquez started a small youth employment pilot program, with help from the county commissioners and he and his Farm Labor Organizing Committee associates also formed what they call the FLOC Homies program, devoted to nonviolence. …

Updated 16 hours ago
Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
N. Carolina scandal a test for NCAA
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
True story. A woman named Deborah Crowder was preparing to retire from her position as manager of the African and Afro-American (AFAM) studies department at the University of North Carolina in 2009. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Bass often fall for slow dance in autumn
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
As people button up the storm windows, fill the pantry with those vegetables canned from the garden, and test-fire the furnace, it is all in preparation for winter. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
This column is one big euphemism
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE COLUMNIST
“It’s huge.”

10/23/2014 12:00 AM
Velasquez zeroes in on Toledo
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Baldemar Velasquez is a national figure, indeed, an international one. Since the death of Cesar Chavez, in 1993, Mr. Velasquez is probably the premier organizer of migrant laborers in the world. …

10/23/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 10-23
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
IT’S not even Halloween yet Christmas decorations are in the stores. Many people are getting a head start on shopping and will be done before most of us get started. …

10/22/2014 12:00 AM
Big Ten has uphill battle for respect
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
One of the babbling heads on TV was giving us his far-from-final-four picks in the college football playoff chase the other day. His top three were the same as any other fan not suffering from an induced Bud Light coma. …

10/22/2014 12:00 AM
Putin crafts conflict to keep hold on power
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE STAFF WRITER
It was stunning to read about Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of Total SA, killed by a drunk snowplow driver at a Moscow airport when his private jet hit a snowplow and burst into flames during a takeoff Monday night. …