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An ode to a squash legend, a gentleman, and a friend
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I write this column to mark the passing of Hashim Khan, the great squash legend and a personal friend. He passed away in Aurora, Colo., on Aug. 18, at the age of 100. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Rev. Lake should give it a rest
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Toledo’s best-known street preacher, the Rev. Slim Lake, is cooling out in the Lucas County jail, and no one who cares about disadvantaged kids or reducing violence in this community should rejoice. Whatever else he’s done, Lake has mentored and supported dozens of young people who have little else but him — kids who practically no one else in …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Letter from campaign not published
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Sharon Zahn-Davis was puzzled that The Blade would not publish her letter to the editor about Social Security and Medicare. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Romney a possible 2016 candidate
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Richard Nixon lost the presidency in 1960, was pilloried in his own party for losing to so inexperienced an opponent as John Kennedy, and eight years later was elected to the White House. …

9/13/2014 12:00 AM
Amid digital terror, a growing sadness
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
My octogenarian confidant was distressed. The global transmissions of two beheadings in the Middle East rattled her to the core. …

9/12/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. nominees should debate
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Twenty years ago, longtime incumbent Michigan Secretary of State Richard Austin agreed to debate Candice Miller, his little-known Republican opponent that year. …

9/11/2014 12:00 AM
'Scotlanding' a catchy campaign
BY DENNIS BOVA BLADE OPINION COPY EDITOR
My first thought: What would I tell the cops? I stood beside a highway. My two sons — in their mid-20s — were in various stages of undress. My wife held two cell phones. We could barely hear each other because of the waterfall’s roar. …

9/8/2014 12:00 AM
Why Labor Day means more
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
All politics, they say, is local. “Is” local? “Are” local? To many people, it sounds awkward either way. Technically, politics is a collective singular noun, so “is” is correct. Maybe Bill Clinton was right. It all depends on what your definition of “is” is. …

9/7/2014 12:00 AM
Heal lake now, or wait for next crisis
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
As Toledo’s water emergency fades from public awareness and Election Day gets closer, Ohio politicians are paying far more attention to the latter and far less to the former. So the hope — never great — of urgent, meaningful action to clean up Lake Erie and prevent the next crisis is slipping away. …

9/5/2014 12:00 AM
Neighbors of new bridge are fearful
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — The struggle has taken years, but most of the hurdles in the way of a new Detroit River bridge have been overcome. Agreements have been signed, the site chosen, environmental and presidential permits issued. …