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6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Grandchildren put life into focus
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Occasionally, I see a bumper sticker on another car — it’s almost always a sport-utility vehicle — that says: “Ask me about my grandchildren.” I never do. …

6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Knaus pulls right strings for Johnson
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
BROOKLYN, Mich. — A month or so ago, after an 0-for-13 start to the year had everyone wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson, crew chief Chad Knaus, and the No. 48 Chevrolet, the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion smiled, sort of, and said: “I guess it’s a compliment if it’s a story that we haven’t won …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Lessons learned in Toledo, abroad
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
It’s pretty tough to avoid the subjects of Bowe Bergdahl and Eric Cantor. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Don’t politicize the V.A. scandal
BYDAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If any issue has to transcend partisan posturing, it’s fulfilling this nation’s obligations to our military veterans. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Idealism of ‘Freedom Summer’ shines
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Today the phrase “Freedom Summer” has a romantic tint, colored in idealism, shaded in glory: a noble moment of grandeur when blacks and whites from Mississippi and beyond united in a brave effort to fight segregation and register blacks to vote. …

6/15/2014 12:05 AM
Turin’s enduring spirit keeps her sailing
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
LaSALLE, Mich. — It is an interesting and circuitous tack that carries a woman from her youth growing up on a potato farm in northern Maine to an evening sail out of North Cape Yacht Club here on Wednesday. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
2-for-1 a bad course to follow for USGA
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
 The United States Golf Association is about to move to Part II of its grand experiment. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
G-7’s action too weak to deter Putin
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE COLUMNIST
Europe’‍s prospects for peace have deteriorated after U.S. partners in the G-7 failed at the group’‍s summit in Brussels earlier this month to rally behind U.S. efforts to isolate Russia. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
No sale: Real estate tale ends in disappointment, confusion
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
Noting on the cell phone screen that the incoming call was from the person who had committed to buying my farm house was welcome. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Have your cake and show it off, too
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg, is holding its first cake decorating contest. To participate, check out a cake pan from the library’s Baker’s Way cake pan collection, bake and decorate your cake, take a picture of your masterpiece, and submit your photo and entry form by July 7. …