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8/18/2015 12:00 AM
Death of a builder
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Some years ago, I was sharing a meal with a friend and we were discussing a mutual acquaintance whom we both held in high regard. Our mutual friend was a political activist schooled in the anti-war movement, who had become a journalist. He was running for the state legislature. The man I was having lunch with was a Democratic …

8/18/2015 1:44 AM
Should grizzly be killed just for being a bear?
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The recent news was indeed sad. A 63-year-old hiker from Montana had been killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. He died in one of the most unique and beautiful places in North America, and one of the last stretches of true wilderness in the lower 48 states. …

8/17/2015 12:00 AM
Races at MIS could be a tad more exciting
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
BROOKLYN, Mich. — The drivers always put some big numbers on the speedometer. …

8/17/2015 12:00 AM
Taliban founder’s death changes Pakistan-Afghan dynamic
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
News of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, came as a surprise. According to reports, Mullah Omar died in 2013, most likely in southern Pakistan, where he was reported to have lived since he fled Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion in 2001. …

8/16/2015 12:00 AM
Savour Sylvania: Celebrate local eateries
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate local restaurants from today through Aug. 23 at the second annual Savour Sylvania. Special food promotions are being offered at participating restaurants, and gift baskets will be awarded to lucky winners chosen from among diners who have visited these establishments during the event. …

8/5/2015 12:00 AM
Ausmus stays as Tigers’ boss for now, but...
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Al Avila, the new general manager of the Detroit Tigers, said Brad Ausmus will remain as the team's manager “through the rest of this season, for sure.” …

8/16/2015 12:00 AM
Ms. Spang and the allure of the new
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
When John V. Lindsay was elected mayor of New York in 1965, Murray Kempton said: “He is fresh, and everyone else is tired.” …

8/16/2015 12:00 AM
Waterway would connect paddlers with islands
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
ISLE SAINT GEORGE, Ohio — The beach along Manila Bay should look particularly inviting to kayakers searching for a place to stop and explore. Close by they will find Fox’s Marsh Wildlife Area, with its natural coastal wetlands producing a cozy environment for fox snakes, water snakes, migratory shorebirds, and songbirds. …

8/16/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio colleges should go to prison
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
As a nation, we talk a lot about lack of access to higher education, but we don't talk much about the lack of higher education in prison. With 700,000 people a year getting out of prison, we should — if we're serious about changing lives, reducing prison costs, and improving public safety. …

8/16/2015 12:00 AM
Column riles reader
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Andrew Peth was upset with the assertions made in a June 22 column by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, a retired surgeon who is a columnist for the opinion pages. …




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