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6/24/2014 12:00 AM
Outlook is delightfully Grimm for duck stamp
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Adam Grimm will be in Washington on Friday as a central figure in all of the pomp and circumstance that goes along with having his artwork featured on the 2014-15 Federal Duck Stamp. The formal “First Day of Sale” ceremony takes place at the Department of the Interior in the heart of our nation’s capital with dignitaries, a lot …

6/24/2014 12:00 AM
Board of Elections is no 
place for hacks
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Many years ago, as a whippersnapper, I worked briefly in the office of the late Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy. The senator was many things: a writer and poet who could read and play music and who also once played semi-professional baseball. A renaissance man, really. …

6/24/2014 12:00 AM
The salt of the matter
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
One of our editors had asked me recently about the differences among salts: kosher salt, sea salt, table salt. Since a reader left me a voicemail with the very same question soon after, it seemed that the universe was speaking to me. When the universe speaks to me, I try to listen. And then I talk, when it‘s my turn …

6/23/2014 12:00 AM
Some evangelists miss the point
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I was approached recently in the parking lot of a local park by a courtly, elderly man and his two female companions. They cheerfully greeted me, told me that God loves me, and handed me literature. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Development guru plays long game
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Terry Glazer of United North has emerged as one of the wise men in the city as we talk about how to deal with the blight problem. When I spoke with him the other day, he was amused at his sudden guru status. Some of the people who now praise him are people with whom he fought in the past.…

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Blight City? It depends where you stand
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Just after I moved from Detroit to Toledo a year ago, I spent hours driving around the city. Toledo seemed smaller than it is, more like a city of 150,000. But what really struck me was how good — how solid — the city looked and felt. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Papers walk fine line on foul language
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
When you are publishing a family newspaper, where do you draw the line when it comes to language and good taste? …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
The morphing of Mississippi politics
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Do not for a minute think that this week’s Senate runoff in Mississippi is about Thad Cochran. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Plummer always looked out for his customers
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
There was a time when anglers, hunters, target shooters, gun collectors, and firearms owners throughout the area knew just where to get their questions answered, where to find the right equipment, and where to get advice that was rock solid. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Doing some heavy lifting
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Jayson McNett looks as if he was chiseled, not born. He’s a big boy; 330 pounds worth, in fact. Find an ounce of fat and win a prize. …