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MAC needs to get rid of divisions
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
In all of Division I college basketball, only two conferences have divisional alignments. …

Updated 10 hours ago
Bad system weighs heavily on judge
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Wayne County Chief Probate Judge Milton Mack is frustrated with the mental health system in Michigan. He’s seen a lot of mentally ill people pass through his courtroom in his nearly quarter-century on the bench. …

Published 17 hours ago
Settling for 'Delirious' memories
BY KIRK BAIRD CULTURE SHOCK
Eddie Murphy’s first appearance on Saturday Night Live in three decades as part of the NBC warhorse’s 40th anniversary special was memorable. …

2/25/2015 12:17 AM
’Spoon a dunking machine for UT
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Tuesday night’s University of Toledo basketball game was postponed because of a water main break. …

Updated 10 hours ago
March is hungry
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
March, as they say, comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
More than our politics
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
On Sunday, I saw the best and worst of Toledo.

2/24/2015 1:28 AM
Refund dollars aid nature preserves
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Taxpayers in Ohio and Michigan who have never been big fans of the swamp known as “the general fund” have the opportunity each year to send a little fuel directly down the conservation pipeline. It’s your chance to play the earmark game that some of our politicians have turned into a formerly smoke-filled room art form. …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Jeb Bush’s tightrope walk
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jeb Bush has been a putative candidate for the White House for only a few weeks, and already he is discovering that presidential politics requires an elegant equipoise. …

2/23/2015 12:04 AM
Buckeyes’ ‘Deny Spike’ plan a failure
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
ANN ARBOR — John Beilein tells his young Michigan basketball players, and he has a bunch of them, to watch Spike Albrecht. …

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.” …




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