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Pictures of the Week: Jan. 18-24, 2016

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It was the eve of the Toledo Boat and Sports Show at the Toledo Sports Arena. And the Defender was intended to be a large part of the show. Arena Manager Gary Wyse said the Defender was the "biggest thing to hit a boat show here in 10 years."€ A little too big, as people would soon find out. Blade photographer Herral Long was on hand Jan. 29, 1986, when the 65-foot-long Defender eased down Main Street in East Toledo, toward the Sports Arena entrance. The Defender, a contender in the 1983 America's Cup, stood 13 feet, 7 inches tall when on its trailer. The problem was the entrance to the Sports Arena was only 13 feet, 5 inches. Now what? A bulldozer was used to regrade the ramp leading to the arena entrance, and workers deflated the air shocks on the trailer to get a little more room. Then an overhead door and its motor were removed by the Sports Arena crew, and a set of lights were raised up to get out of the way. Voila! The boat could finally be inched into the entrance five hours after its arrival, and less than 24 hours before the boat show opened.

THE BLADE/HERRAL LONG
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A pedestrian moves through the falling snow and past holiday lights near One Government Center at the corner of Jackson and North Huron streets, Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Ice forms on the Maumee River in both Perrysburg and Maumee as the weather turns cold in northwestern Ohio on January 18, 2016.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Raymond Woodall, of Walbridge E.S., working on his project. The local chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) sponsors a contest for Toledo Public School fourth, fifth and sixth graders called Project Blocks at Bowsher High School in Toledo, Ohio on January 23, 2016. In the free competition, each participant is given 100 blocks, a piece of string, a piece of foil and a rock which they are to build anything he/she can imagine.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Sixth grader D'asia Cunningham brings in a case of water as it is delivered at Rosa Parks Elementary School, Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The school is collecting water to be sent to Flint, Michigan.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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UAW Local 651 members from left: Tedd Sain, Ken Davenport, Tony Jackson, Allen Jupree, and Anita Brown form an assembly line to unload a truck full of bottled water Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Hasselbring Park Senior Community Center in Flint, Michigan. The city of 99,000 people is facing an ongoing water crisis after high levels of lead were detected in drinking water across the city. Flint UAW Local 651 donated three truckloads of water to the senior center.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Jeff Kimble, CEO/CCO at Communica, stand in the current work space of his company on January 21, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Eric Ellis, who will be the guest speaker at Thursday night's “Changing Minds and Changing Lives: Combating Racism” forum, meets with members of law enforcement and dignitaries for a private event at The United Way on January 21, 2016. Oregon police Chief Mike Navarre, back center, listens.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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The historic Fuller House at 28589 East River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio is being demolished today, January 18, 2016.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Anthony Ashford, center, from Waite High School, applauds the speech of Dr. Romules Durant, not pictured, during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration titled "Justice for All" at the University of Toledo on January 18, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Soloist Jamaia McKinley performs "Precious Lord/We Shall Overcome" with the Toledo International Youth Orchestra during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration titled "Justice for All" at the University of Toledo on January 18, 2016.

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Keynote speaker Rev. Cori Bush of Florissant, Mo. left, and Andrew Kinsey, right, of WTOL, hug after the her address during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration titled "Justice for All" at the University of Toledo on January 18, 2016.

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Shirley L. Smith, of Toledo, stands up and reacts to the speech of the Rev. Cori Bush of Florissant, Mo. not pictured. while she gives the keynote address at the University of Toledo and City of Toledo MLK Unity Celebration in Savage Arena on January 18, 2016.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Bowling Green student and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. member Annette King, right, works alongside other volunteers to clear wood from a boardwalk on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2016, at Sunshine Communities in Monclova Township.

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Bowling Green State University forward Demajeo Wiggins (1) and forward Spencer Parker (3) battle Kent State University center Khaliq Spicer (21) and forward Chris Ortiz (4) for a rebound during a MAC basketball game Saturday January 23, 2016, at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio.

BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH

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Bowling Green State University guard Ismail Ali (20) shoots against Kent State University forward Marvin Jones (3) during a MAC basketball game Saturday January 23, 2016, at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Consortium's Jalen Sykes guards Rogers' Christian Smith as he drives to the basket during the MLK Classic basketball game at Rogers High School in Toledo.

The Blade/Lori King
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Sylvania Northview's Austin Rodgers (24) dunks the ball against Anthony Wayne's Jon Kelso (44) during a boys basketball game Friday January 22, 2016, in Sylvania, Ohio.

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Whitmer High School player Mason Durden (0) is fouled by St. Francis de Sales player Jakiel Wells (3) during their basketball game at St. Francis, Friday, January 22, 2016.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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St. Francis de Sales player Alec Kasza (30) has his shot blocked by Whitmer High School player Sam Hickey (4) during their basketball game at St. Francis, Friday, January 22, 2016.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Toledo Walleye player Shane Berschbach (10) is checked into the glass by Utah Grizzlies player Jon Puskar (23) during the first period of their hockey game at the Huntington Center, Saturday, January 23, 2016.

Blade/Andy Morrison

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Toledo Walleye goalie Jake Paaterson (35) lets in a goal against the Utah Grizzlies during the second period of their hockey game at the Huntington Center, Saturday, January 23, 2016.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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