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4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Spring brings thoughts of fashion
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
The birds are chirping, the grass is green, and flowers are blooming. Spring, with no snow, is finally here. While the Easter Bunny visited many homes today, leaving a trail of jelly beans, colored eggs, and chocolate, many folks are headed to church or to family gatherings since it is Easter Sunday. In the know on what to wear were those who attended fashion shows for …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Easter finery, flowers have changed a lot over the years
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
Obviously members of the 1946 class of Adrian High School enjoy the food at the Country House near Tecumseh, Mich., because we have gathered there for lunch once a month for several years. But, what we really enjoy is the conversation after lunch and last Monday was no exception. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Church to resume popular luncheons
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 740 N. Superior St., will begin its popular monthly luncheons starting May 8 with a menu featuring Chicken Oregano, oven-roasted potatoes, and Greek-style green beans. …

4/19/2014 12:00 AM
Pope’s plea for forgiveness is not enough
Marilou Johanek
Pope Francis recently begged the countless victims of clerical abuse to forgive him for the “evil” committed by Catholic clergy. …

4/18/2014 1:11 AM
Revisiting 'Where do we go from here?'
BY KEITH BURRIS BLADE COLUMNIST
After The Blade’s remarkable series on gangs, I wrote a column titled, “Where do we go from here?” …

4/18/2014 12:16 AM
Stocking allows Michigan to once again talk turkey
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
When the first European settlers reached what is now Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, wild turkeys were fairly common. These large birds, native to North America, thrived in the mix of hardwood and conifer forests, open meadows, and marshes. …

4/18/2014 12:09 AM
No fear for runners as Boston nears
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Two local runners were sitting at a sports bar in March of 2013, shortly after completing a half-marathon. …

4/17/2014 8:30 PM
The high cost of running for Congress
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE COLUMNIST
LANSING — Ninety years ago, Will Rogers made audiences laugh by saying: “America has the best politicians money can buy.” …

4/17/2014 8:18 PM
Time is right for Letterman retirement
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
Where would we be without Top 10 Lists? Stupid pet tricks? And really, the late, great Larry “Bud” Melman, the TV name given to Calvert DeForest, a portly elderly man who resembled a distant cousin you’d meet at a family reunion, but whose sarcastic delivery of lines made him a minor star? …

4/17/2014 1:26 AM
Zealous prosecutors worse than shady pols
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Between stints in Toledo, I lived with my family in Connecticut for 25 years. There I occasionally covered John Rowland, thrice elected governor of the state. …