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6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Real men(tors)
Editorials
A reading program that paired African-American men with 12 at-risk black boys at Leverette Elementary School has proved overwhelmingly successful. The initiative, called Real Men READ-y, should be expanded at Leverette and to other Toledo public schools during the next school year. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Michigan’s life-sentence policy humane
Letters to the Editor
In the wake of a gruesome death chamber incident in Oklahoma, the writer of the May 17 Readers’ Forum letter “Return to former execution methods” called for the return to more humane methods of execution, such as hanging, electrocution, or the gas chamber. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Former V.A. chief got a raw deal
Letters to the Editor
As a retired U.S. Air Force physician, I have uneasy feelings about the forced resignation of Eric Shinseki as Veterans Affairs secretary (“Shinseki sacrificed himself — now Congress needs to fix the V.A.,” op-ed column, June 3). It was clearly a political necessity that removed a distraction to progress toward correcting serious problems. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
G-7’s action too weak to deter Putin
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE COLUMNIST
Europe’‍s prospects for peace have deteriorated after U.S. partners in the G-7 failed at the group’‍s summit in Brussels earlier this month to rally behind U.S. efforts to isolate Russia. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio needs to expand, not restrict, voting rights
BY BARBARA ARNWINE
Protecting the right to vote is more urgent today than at any time since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet Ohio is making it harder for its citizens to exercise their right to vote. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 6/15
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Warm weather, but not too hot, was the setting for sailing adventures and backyard soirees. …

6/14/2014 12:00 AM
Educating the world
Editorials
The plight of nearly 300 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls has focused worldwide attention on the obstacles to education faced by tens of millions of girls, especially in poor, conflict-ridden countries. …

6/14/2014 12:00 AM
Use Clarion for training firefighters
Letters to the Editor
Toledo officials have chutzpah to think that taxpayers should pay one dime to raze the former Clarion Hotel (“Taxpayers could foot entire bill; $842,000 proposed to level empty Clarion,” June 7). TransCapital Bank of Florida, which owns the Clarion property, should have to pay the full cost of demolishing the building. …

6/14/2014 12:00 AM
Traffic cameras are still needed
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Buddy was 11 when it happened. My cousin was a fun-loving kid, a Boy Scout with an impish streak, the baby of the family. …

6/14/2014 12:00 AM
Snark hunt
Editorials
Protecting the President of the United States is a never ending, all-consuming mission. Each day, the Secret Service must weigh the merits of threats aimed directly and indirectly at President Obama and his family. …