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11/14/2014 12:00 AM
Snyder begins his second act
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Politically, last week may have been the best of Rick Snyder’s life. First, he won re-election as Michigan’s governor — albeit narrowly — after a hard-fought campaign that went down to the wire. …

11/14/2014 12:00 AM
‘Endless River’ meanders nicely
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
Since Pink Floyd’s last studio release two decades ago — 1994’s The Division Bell — the band launched and concluded a major world tour, unexpectedly reunited with co-founder Roger Waters for a one-off performance at Live 8 in 2005, and lost original member Richard Wright to cancer three years later. …

11/14/2014 12:40 AM
Mich. hunters should find opportunites
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
You know the opening day of the deer firearm season in Michigan is a big deal when it gets its own traffic report. But after more than 700,000 people purchased a license to hunt deer in the “Great Lakes State” last year, and most of them took part in the firearm season, it is safe to assume the roads …

11/14/2014 12:33 AM
Rockets squander another opportunity
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
A headline in this here newspaper on Thursday said, “Rockets don’t want pity.” …

11/13/2014 12:00 AM
40 years of staying calm
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The Rev. Ronald Olszewski, O.S.F.S., “Father O,” as he is widely known, is a man with a ready laugh, an open demeanor, and a calmness that reassures parents and students. He has been reassuring people at St. Francis de Sales, where he himself went to high school, for 40 years. …

11/12/2014 12:00 AM
Jackets’ Dimmerling proves worth
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Gus Dimmerling remembers exactly when the dream began.

11/11/2014 12:00 AM
Still mourning the loss of Gourmet
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Publication of Gourmet magazine was shut down in 2009, and to this day — five years later — faithful readers still mourn the loss. …

11/11/2014 12:00 AM
Debts that can never be repaid
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
My grandfather was an officer in the infantry in World War I. For the rest of his life he had three loves: his family, his business, and the Army. And not necessarily in that order. He served in the Ohio National Guard into his 50s. He applied for active duty in World War II (enlisting the aid of a congressman …

11/11/2014 12:00 AM
More than just another soldier
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Those two or three weeks spent in the hills of West Virginia each summer were what a young boy thought life was all about — fishing, swimming, hiking, climbing trees, skipping rocks, catching bait out of the creek, hunting worms with a flashlight at night, exploring, and learning the ways of the woods. …

11/11/2014 12:00 AM
The fall of the wall
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
BERLIN — Today, a Starbucks coffee house sits a few steps from the Brandenburg Gate. A quarter-century ago, the baristas would be standing in the Soviet bloc. …