GateHouse News Service national budget 7.23.10
GateHouse News Service national budget 7.23.10
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WAKE UP CALL: 3 business stories you could localize today.
EDITING WORDS BLOG: Latest entry is on the use of (sic).
GO GREEN PAGE: Sustainability 101.
BACK TO SCHOOL TAB: Tips on cyberbullying, when homework help is too much and how to tell whether your child has a learning disability
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READER CALLOUT: Are you afraid of Friday the 13th?
AUGUST FAMILY: Latest magazine has tips on taking perfect pictures, summer fruit recipes and more
TRAVEL: Boyne Mountain, Mich. - an action-packed Northwoods family escape - Even uncooperative weather couldn’t sap the fun factor from our July vacation at Boyne Mountain resort. In fact, there were so many things to do, it was hard to fit them all in during our July trip up north. There were ziplines and sunset chairlift rides, beaches and outdoor pools -- and a water park and spa treatments when it rained. During our three-day stay, our family still didn’t squeeze in kayaking, tennis, golf, or mountain biking. By Pamela Fisher.
TRAVEL: Explore the watery world of the National Aquarium -- A quick trip into Baltimore can yield a whole new appreciation for life underwater after a stop by the National Aquarium. Here’s how to prepare for the trip, whether taking the entire family or making it a date night. By Sarika Jagtiani of the Dover Post.
LOOKING UP: Enjoy the friendly summer moon - Be sure to see the full moon this Monday, July 26, or on any clear night for a couple days before and after, while the moon is still “big and round.” By Peter Becker.
DIANA BOGGIA: Be a role model instead of a reason for bad behavior - Is your child resistant to your requests or directives? Do you feel like your child is controlling the house? Is he saying or doing inappropriate things? You may be training him to do just that.
SURFING TIPS: Five tips to get started in surfing - Surfing, the classic summer water sport, according to Peter Zabowski, owner of the Rehoboth Beach Boarding School in Delaware, is easy and fun to learn for just about anyone. By Brian Citino.
WOOD ON WORDS: ‘Ug’ an unpleasant sound with many uses - As I was writing my previous column about “bugs,” it occurred to me that there’s a natural unattractiveness in the sound “ug.” By Barry Wood.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: County fair a revelation for reporter -- We’ve had a turbulent past, the county fair and I. As a kid — one growing up in the heart of suburbia, mind you — I thought the fair was great.
ASK DOG LADY: What dog is right for me? -- Dog Lady offers advice to someone looking for the perfect breed, and to an owner who can't tell if her dog likes her. By Monica Collins.
ENERGY SAVER: Use natural wind power to dry clothes -- Now is the time to let it, your laundry, all hang out. It will reduce your electric bill and lessen our dependence on fossil fuels. By Anne Mazar.
KITCHEN CALL: Very varied vegetables -- My kids, always dedicated carnivores, decided to put more vegetables in their diets. While not embracing vegetarianism, they decided to research vegetarian cookbooks and websites. These resources turned up respectable offerings, but I decided to look for more seasonal inspiration. By Linda Bassett of North Shore Sunday.
JENNIFER MASTROIANNI: Lightening up Paula Deen’s recipes -- When it comes to celebrity chefs, to each his own. I love some that you don’t. You’re crazy about some that I’m not.
More lifestyle content can be found at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
ROAD SHOW: Flaming Lips bring 25 years of experience on the road -- When you listen to The Flaming Lips songs like “The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)” or “The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat),” it might be hard to picture a band that had its songs featured on “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Beavis and Butt-Head” or commercials for Dell computers or Kraft salad dressing. By Jessica Spies of the Messenger Post.
CCR: Reconnect with Creedence -- It took a long time for bass player Stu Cook to find his musical direction. Before he was in the Blue Velvets and the Golliwogs, and way before those two bands morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cook was a trumpet player, then a pianist, then a guitarist. He and Creedence drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and their bandmates, who make up Creedence Clearwater Revisited, are touring all over the country this summer. By Ed Symkus.
KEVIN POLLAK: Actor dives back into comedic roots -- Kevin Pollak is in the enviable position of not knowing whether to call himself an actor or a comedian. Pollak started doing stand-up routines more than 30 years ago. But he also has appeared in 70 movies, including roles in "A Few Good Men" (1992) and "The Usual Suspects" (1995). By Steve Tarter of the Journal Star.
REEL DEAL: Movie magic to make your mind just melt -- Films in this week’s Reel Deal column strap your mind into a rocket-propelled racecar and send it into overdrive. Prepare your mind to zoom, whir, weave and spin through a twisty, tangled track. You’re going to need a helmet. Afterward, you’re likely to feel dizzy, disoriented, daffy (and DiCaprio’d) as you try to make sense of what you’ve just witnessed. By Rober McCune of the Independent.
MOVIE REVIEW: Flavorless ‘Salt’ can’t shake clichés -- As if this summer’s sour crop of movies wasn’t painful enough, the folks at Sony have gone and dumped “Salt” into the wound. By Al Alexander of The Patriot Ledger.
COUNTING CROWS: Music Scene: Counting Crows full of surprises - Counting Crows has always been the kind of rock band that loves surprising its audience with unlikely covers. That’s why, even if it’s been two years since the last album, “Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings,” their current tour promises to include plenty of music not heard before. By Jay N. Miller.
* Localization tip: If the band is touring in your area, add breakout box with concert/ticket information.
ALBUM REVIEWS: These new albums are right on target -- To these ears, 2010 has been a superb year for new music, with the release of a slew of highly recommendable albums. Here’s another batch of recent CDs (and a concert DVD), each worth checking out. By Dan Kane of The Repository.
SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles 764-798 (August puzzles) are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
BRITT CARTOON: Obama administration throws Shirley Sherrod under the bus.
KENT BUSH: Palin, Gingrich and the Ground Zero mosque -- Allowing a mosque at Ground Zero shows that we always do what is right and we believe what we say we believe. We allow true freedom because we aren't scared of words and we believe that everyone is equal under the law -- even if their beliefs offend us. Our allowing them to build a mosque there shows that not only are we not timid or passive, but we are actively and courageously pursuing freedom for all Americans.
EDITORIAL: USDA case a reminder to try to get facts first - Beware that story on the Internet that seems too sensational to be true. It may well be. We refer to this week's brouhaha involving a U.S. Agriculture Department official who was effectively fired after a video surfaced on a prominent conservative website showed her saying - or seeming to say - that she didn't work as hard to help white farmers who needed assistance. Shirley Sherrod, who is black, was the coordinator of rural development in the state of Georgia for the USDA when she gave the speech in March at a gathering of the local NAACP. By the Journal Star of Peoria, Ill.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: Large man exposes self to woman, criminal tries to hide TV in his pants and more in this week’s edition.
* Localization tip: If your paper has a weird-news item, please add it to this file. And don’t forget to send weird news to the news service.
OBAMA BILLBOARD: Activists debate posters, billboard some find offensive -- Tea party activists agree that the federal government is too big, and taxes are too high. But they don’t agree on whether comparing President Obama to dictators of the past is justifiable. By Robert Wang of The Repository.
* To localize: Speak to members of the tea party movement in your community. Do they carry controversial posters during demonstrations? How do they feel about the billboard? *
ERIC P. BLOOM: Congratulations, you get to manage your friends - The old manager left, and they had to pick a new one - you. But now your relationships with your co-worker friends will have to change.
- Eric P. Bloom’s weekly column will move on the news service every Friday. Bloom writes about issues pertaining to management.
DAVE RAMSEY: Start a small business while keeping first job? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on starting a small business on the side and when to get long-term-care insurance.
More on jobs and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news