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2/23/2015 12:00 AM
What happened to proper use of words?
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Funny thing about the word “awesome.” It’s been in the dictionary ever since there have been dictionaries. But over the course of the last generation or so, we have managed to debase it and dilute it to the point of irrelevance. What’s worse, we don’t have names any more. We’re all just “dude.” …

2/23/2015 12:00 AM
What is moral? It depends
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
“Should Married Couples Be Frank And Ernest — Or Should One Of Them Be A Girl?” …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Owens culinary students win silver
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
A team of culinary arts students from Owens Community College took second place in the Baron H. Galand Knowledge Bowl in mid-February as part of the American Culinary Federation’s regional conference in Baltimore. …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
A visit with Dick and Fran Anderson
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Entering the Andersons’ compound is daunting. The Andersons are a pretty big name around here and people sometimes intone it in hushed voices. …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Uncommon ground
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
DETROIT — Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp walked into the Ryan Correctional Facility on Detroit’s east side and asked for Shannon Keys — Michigan Department of Corrections prisoner No. 210418. Mr. Tharp didn’t come to interrogate Keys. He came to ask him for ideas on how to do his job better. …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Detroit author honors civil rights legacy
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
On the second floor of the Lucas County jail sits an oasis: a small but neat, clean, and welcoming 2,000-book library where inmates check out books by authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker and even write poetry. Pictures of freedom fighters and other historical figures, such as Cesar Chavez and Nelson Mandela, line the wall.…

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Lions have decision to make on Suh
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
The annual NFL scouting combine is the precursor to the league’s draft, which turns fans’ thoughts to what will be new with each franchise. …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Putin shows no interest in peace
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE STAFF WRITER
Hardly anybody expected the latest eastern Ukraine cease-fire deal to work because of the lack of interest from Russian President Vladimir Putin, the war’s instigator and driving force. …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
On The Town: 2-22
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Monday Gras, Toledo Jazz Orchestra’s annual celebrity wait night Feb. 16 at the Toledo Club, was a full house of 147 revelers who dined on Cajun-inspired food while enjoying jazz tunes. Filling the air with music was the TJO Dixieland ensemble: Ron Kischuk, Johnny Trudell, Gene Parker, Jeff Halsey, and Gayelynn McKinney. John Fedderke, Toledo Club president and The …

2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Feeders lure birds to your backyard
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
With the winter wind whipping through the neighborhood, it might not seem like the best time for an outside dinner party. But if you serve the right food, they will come. …




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