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Published 15 hours ago
Velasquez zeroes in on Toledo
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Baldemar Velasquez is a national figure, indeed, an international one. Since the death of Cesar Chavez, in 1993, Mr. Velasquez is probably the premier organizer of migrant laborers in the world. …

Published 15 hours ago
Around Town: 10-23
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
IT’S not even Halloween yet Christmas decorations are in the stores. Many people are getting a head start on shopping and will be done before most of us get started. …

10/22/2014 12:00 AM
Big Ten has uphill battle for respect
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
One of the babbling heads on TV was giving us his far-from-final-four picks in the college football playoff chase the other day. His top three were the same as any other fan not suffering from an induced Bud Light coma. …

10/22/2014 12:00 AM
Putin crafts conflict to keep hold on power
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE STAFF WRITER
It was stunning to read about Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of Total SA, killed by a drunk snowplow driver at a Moscow airport when his private jet hit a snowplow and burst into flames during a takeoff Monday night. …

10/21/2014 12:00 AM
Can Kasich restore his own party?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I went to the old Sofitel (now Grand Plaza) last week to hear Gov. John Kasich give a stem-winder to his party faithful. …

10/21/2014 12:00 AM
Shopping strategies
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
I seem to shop for groceries in a different way than other people do. …

10/21/2014 12:00 AM
Magee Marsh looks to win contest
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
OAK HARBOR — Magee Marsh is not the place you expect to find a finalist in a beauty pageant. There are a lot of sticks and muck there, and a lot of bugs and moss. …

10/21/2014 12:00 AM
Football hero loved more for who he is than for what he's done
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — He played defensive back for the Detroit Lions in the 1970s, and led the National Football Conference in punt-return average his second year in Detroit. He was the Lions’ defensive coordinator three decades later and served as the team’s interim head coach in 2005. As recently as two years ago, he was the defensive coordinator for …

10/20/2014 12:07 AM
Why character counts for Lions
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
DETROIT — Lions coach Jim Caldwell suggested it was a character win. And he was right. When you play sporadically, bordering on poorly, and then catch lightning at the end to steal a win, you get to play the character card. …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
In praise of the typewriter
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A Video making the rounds on the Internet features a group of youngsters confronted with a machine most of them had never seen before. It’s called a typewriter. Their reactions to this strange contraption range from surprise and delight to total befuddlement. …