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6/30/2014 12:00 AM
World Cup is an oasis in a desert
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
I’ve figured out why soccer, a game that excites the rest of the world but elicits yawns most of the time in America, gets our attention for a few weeks every four years during the World Cup: …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Sister Ginny, Padua, and the star fish
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Eight years ago, Sister Virginia Welsh was sent to the Toledo neighborhood once known as Kuschwantz and now known as Kwanzaa Park with a simple but very large writ: Find out what they need there and do it. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
TPS aims to convert pride to tax dollars
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If sheer exuberance could persuade voters to pass the tax increase that Toledo Public Schools is seeking, Superintendent Romules Durant could start banking the proceeds now. His enthusiasm for his job, and for the vision he expresses of the school system’s prospects, is infectious. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
The giant, gentle life of Howard Baker
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Howard Baker, Jr., who died last week at 88, will be remembered in tributes for many things: The way he broke the century-long Democratic hold on Tennessee. His uncommonly decent reign as Senate majority leader. His wise, calm stewardship of the last years of Ronald Reagan’s presidency as White House chief of staff. …

6/29/2014 12:11 AM
Sinkovic still hunting for next adventure
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The Grey Nuns saw something they liked in that 15-year-old kid from Toledo’s east side, so they put him to work in their hospital. Johnny Sinkovic was making 38 cents an hour scrubbing floors, washing windows and taking out the trash. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 6/29
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
The rain cleared just in time for a beautiful night at PNC ZOOtoDO 2014 presented by Mass Mutual. The 27th annual event on June 20 was sold out at 18,000 party- goers, some still buying tickets that morning while storms were still in full strength. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Girl, 11, wins market recipe contest
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
It was unanimous: Judges chose Apple Pie Yogurt In A Mug, created by 11-year-old Lily Parker of Wayne, Ohio, as the winner of the 2014 Farm Fresh Recipe Contest, which was presented by the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Bowling Green and sponsored by the Melt Shoppe and Heritage Corner Health Care Campus. The recipe was selected for its …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
It’s a good time for a drive wherever
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
It’s day trip season in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The regional landscape seems to be greener, more colorful, and more welcoming than ever. …