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Updated 8 hours ago
Why character counts for Lions
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
DETROIT — Lions coach Jim Caldwell suggested it was a character win. And he was right. When you play sporadically, bordering on poorly, and then catch lightning at the end to steal a win, you get to play the character card. …

Updated 8 hours ago
In praise of the typewriter
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A Video making the rounds on the Internet features a group of youngsters confronted with a machine most of them had never seen before. It’s called a typewriter. Their reactions to this strange contraption range from surprise and delight to total befuddlement. …

Updated 9 hours ago
America and its love for guns
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Europeans generally regard The Great American Love Affair With The Gun with a mixture of horror and bewilderment. …

Updated 9 hours ago
How Chocolate Came to Be
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
How Chocolate Came to Be

10/19/2014 12:22 AM
What we can learn from Pittsburgh
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I spent a couple days recently seeing old friends and ambling down memory lane in Pittsburgh. What a beautiful and humane city it has become. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
Kasich: ‘I expect to be governor’
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
You wish, sort of, that Gov. John Kasich weren’t quite so affable. Then it would be easier to disagree with him about so many issues. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
Fun, food, and fashion
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
You know those skinny pants that we see women wear and make an instant decision that they are not a fashion for us? Women who only remember flat stomachs and 32-inch hips just look the other way when it comes to tights that cling to the legs and have no give in the hips. …

10/19/2014 12:03 AM
Falcon Fast disappears in 2nd half
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
BOWLING GREEN — At halftime, Bowling Green led Western Michigan 14-13 on a raw, drizzly Saturday at the Doyt. Now, if that 14 seemed low for the Falcons, well, you hadn’t seen anything yet. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
Northview grad drawn to Alaska
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Tim Hurst went to teach in Alaska in August of 2013, intrigued by the terrain, the wildlife, the wilderness, the climate, and the formidable challenge. He also went there knowing that most teachers from the lower 48 last one academic year and never come back. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 10-19
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
THE Maumee Valley Historical Society celebrated its 150th anniversary with a party and fund-raiser Oct. 12 at the riverfront home of Colleen and Peter Demczuk. The society operates the Wolcott Heritage Center, formerly the Wolcott House Museum Complex. The complex includes a museum furnished by the society, which also promotes education through its speaker series and outreach to schools.…