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12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Kick falls short of deflating Detroit
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
DETROIT — It was 44 years ago that the Detroit Lions fell hard to history. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Is there flawless torture?
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Interesting how, when the Senate Committee’s report on torture was released Dec. 10, the critics swiftly bellowed it was “flawed.” …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Students team up on cookie project
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Local high school students are working together to coordinate a city-wide service project before the holidays: the Cookie Drop, to bake and deliver cookies to those who might get overlooked during the holiday season. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
We could use some of Rocky’s spirit
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The fine historian and biographer, Richard Norton Smith, who lectured here in Toledo only last year, has just published a book on Nelson Rockefeller — On his Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller. The book was 14 years in the making and I am grateful to Mr. Smith for recalling to my own mind this fascinating and charismatic man …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Help didn't come soon enough
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Brett Jan’s mind was racing. The 33-year-old Toledoan hadn’t slept for days, and his lifelong battle with depression and anxiety had gripped him in a vise of addiction. Struggling with heroin and alcohol, he needed help but still had hope. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Christmas tree is a focal point
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
If you are like me, you love walking through that Christmas tree farm nearby with a big cup of hot cocoa. It is a hunt for the perfect Christmas tree to become the festive focal point in your home. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Grand Rapids has a lot to offer
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
Hello, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Here I am, ready or not. For the sake of statistics, just call me No. 901. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 12/14
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
THE 2014 Knights’ Ball — “A Shining Knight” — was Dec. 6 at the Premier. The semi-formal event, which raised $197,000 including a scholarship auction with matching funds donated by a friend of St. Francis de Sales, benefits the St. Francis de Sales endowment fund for tuition assistance for students who attend St. Francis de Sales High School.…

12/13/2014 12:00 AM
‘Warm and Nimble Hands’
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Sometimes news of the world makes for a change in a minister’s words to the congregation. That happened to me on Sunday. …

12/13/2014 12:00 AM
The adventure of adoption
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The Christmas miracle is 16 years old today. I first wrote about it in a December, 1998, column. …