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7/19/2014 12:51 AM
Joan Pitcock at home around Toledo
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Joan Pitcock was grim walking to the final green Friday. “Train wreck” is how she described her second round in the Marathon Classic. So she missed the cut, and a scribe who was around when she won the Jamie Farr Classic in 1996 asked where she was heading next. …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Catholic Church protects its priests
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the worldwide scandal of pedophile priests tore a hole in the robes of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, hypocrisy was starkly exposed. The perception that the church cared more about its clerics and institutional preservation than the mortals it was meant to serve and save was reinforced. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Opportunity as a reality
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Frank Ulrich and Olivia Holden are two practical visionaries. Out of Archbold, Ohio, and the Mercy College building here in Toledo, they champion Assets Toledo, an organization that helps people leverage their abilities; an organization that helps the under and unemployed become small-business people. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
In Russia, ‘experts’ issue blame
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE STAFF WRITER
Minutes after the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in eastern Ukraine, close to the Russian border, Russian media exploded with graphic images of corpses — including those of women and children — lying amid smoldering debris. …

7/18/2014 12:11 AM
Diaz shakes nerves, takes early lead
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Laura Diaz has won but two LPGA tournaments during a pro career that stretches 16 years. But that isn’t really a fair measure or reflection of her presence in women’s golf. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Dems see hope in Mich. house race
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LIVONIA, Mich. — A lot of attention is paid to Michigan’s bizarrely gerrymandered 14th U.S. House District. It snakes through Detroit’s suburbs, from the Grosse Pointes to far-out Pontiac, in an effort to pack as many Democrats together as possible. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Monty Python and the Holy Frail
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
Reunions are a funny thing.

7/17/2014 12:00 AM
Monarchy vs. competition
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I had an opportunity this week to sit down with the new Lucas County Democratic chairman, Councilman Steve Steel. He confirmed what I already thought. He’s an interesting and good guy. …

7/17/2014 12:00 AM
Russian media blames Ukraine for downing plane
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE COLUMNIST
Minutes after the Malaysia Airlines passenger airline crashed late today in eastern Ukraine, close to the Russian border, Russian media exploded with graphic images of corpses - including those of women and children - lying amid smoldering debris. …

7/17/2014 12:03 AM
American revolution in the LPGA
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
The LPGA likes to call itself an international golf tour and that has certainly not been overstated. In fact, this U.S.-based tour became so international in recent years that American golf sometimes appeared dead in the water. …