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8/1/2014 12:07 AM
Hens go to Durham for hitting help
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Mud Hens’ infielder Wade Gaynor, who has been scuffling around the Mendoza line of late, was in the cage late Thursday afternoon when the batting practice pitcher stopped throwing and started preaching. …

8/1/2014 12:12 AM
Teacher schools bass with new lure
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
A snag of patent lawyers, complex contracts with lure companies and surprisingly thin royalty checks — that’s not what this Oklahoma angler bargained for. He was just doing what every bass fisherman does — looking for a better bait. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Gubernatorial candidate optimistic
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Days before he officially becomes Michigan’s Democratic nominee for governor, Mark Schauer is optimistic. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
‘Boyhood’ is like no other film
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
I’m not sure I’ve ever reviewed a current movie for The Blade not scheduled to play Toledo. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Mayor talks ’round the point
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Some journalists reflexively dislike politicians. They think few are trustworthy and none can give a straight answer. Others are positively sycophantic toward politicians. I think both positions are dangerous. I think the right position is to assume good faith, but to always remain skeptical and clinical. Trust, but verify, as Ronald Reagan said in another context. And try, always, to …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Secret maritime society treads water
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SALEM, Mass. — For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel here, attending Rotary or Chamber of Commerce meetings, stepping into the basement for teen parties, mingling in the lobby after Thanksgiving-morning 5K races that took our family harriers through town and around the shoreline. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 7-31
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
A MARATHON of stories continues about the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I from July 14-20 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Volunteers gathered for their annual aftertournament party July 23 at the Pinnacle. Over food and beverages they gabbed about the great golf they saw, but also about the events within the tournament, spectators, and volunteer …

7/30/2014 12:00 AM
Rehabbing your hedges, columns
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
If those shrubs around the base of your home are more than 10 years old, they have worn out their welcome. If you have a hedgerow that really never grew together, or has a few bare spots, it might be time to hang up the hedge trimmers and plant some fresh shrubs. …

7/30/2014 12:00 AM
Kowalczyk turns culture around at UT
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
This is too often a bad-news business. The good news sometimes gets overlooked. …

7/29/2014 12:00 AM
Community must rise up against gun violence
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
On Sunday, there was the fourth annual “2 Mile March and Rally 2 Stop Gang Violence.” Rain threatened and the PA system sputtered. But the crowd was fervent. I ran into Ray Wood, head of UAW Local 14 and the NAACP. He told me: “This is what matters most now. We need to address our youth, to stop the …