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WAKE UP CALL!: Localize anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
DAVID ARKIN: Weather blog a nice way to wake up
READER CALLOUT: Ask for readers' high school football photos
BACK TO SCHOOL TAB: Tips on cyberbullying, when homework help is too much and how to tell whether your child has a learning disability
- More back to school content
- Back to school photos reader callout
AUGUST FAMILY: Latest magazine has tips on taking perfect pictures, summer fruit recipes and more
HEALTH WATCH: Don't let asthma take over your summer -- Weekly health rail, with tips for controlling your asthma, new guidelines for caffeine consumption during pregnancy, how to safely use insect repellent, and more.
WAYNE L. WESTCOTT: Canoeing a vigorous but serene activity -- From a physiological perspective, canoeing is accomplished by pulling a paddle against the water using principally the muscles of the upper back, arms, forearms and midsection. The muscles of the chest and shoulders are also involved to a lesser extent.
RELIGION AND HEALTH: Reverend aims to lift spirits, weights -- On Sunday mornings, the Rev. James Bailey is in the pulpit preaching at Ward Chapel AME Church in Peoria, Ill. Early most weekday mornings, he's in the gym, lifting weights, jogging and, as he puts it, trying to relive high school basketball glory days. By Pam Adams of the Journal Star.
DAVID ROBSON: By any name, these are weeds -- In “Romeo and Juliet,” Juliet asks, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” With all due apologies to Shakespeare, that which we call a “watergrass” would be just as annoying in the yard.
GREENSPACE: War on fungus that shoots back -- Just when you think you have nothing more to worry about, “artillery” or “shotgun” mulch sends a salvo against your house. This was a mystery until scientists tracked it down. Folks reported sudden outbreaks of nasty little black specks on their windows and siding. Many thought it was tar. They were almost impossible to remove and left a black stain. By Jim Hillibish of The Repository.
JIM HILLIBISH: 'You've got mail' -- yikes, 200 times a day -- I just discovered a solution for every problem on earth, guaranteed to work. You just press send and ... Uh oh, there goes the e-mail bell. I’d better answer it. OK, back again. Shoot. I forgot my point. This is the situation down here at E-mail Hell.
KEVIN FRISCH: One for the ages -- Let’s face it, except for someone trying to sneak into a bar with fake ID, nobody minds being mistaken for a younger version of himself.
GARY BROWN: Can't find the right words? Make up your own -- I want to discuss with you today the troubling issue of rampant vocabularization. You think I made up that word. This is part of the problem. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what words are real and what words somebody just scribbled into their dictionary and then started using.
SHOESTRING LIVING: Healthy summer meals for less - The hot summer months offer loads of opportunity to save on groceries and eat healthy at the same time. With backyard gardens in full bloom, lots of fruits and veggies in season and on sale and less of a need for heavy comfort-style meals, keeping it light has never been easier. Check out these favorite original recipes from the folks at the food blog Cheap Healthy Good. By Molly Logan Anderson.
JEFF VRABEL: Jellyfish are taking over the world - There have been a lot of jellyfish in the news lately, and by that I mean it's possible that there have been a lot of jellyfish stories in the news lately. I have no idea, really, but I've personally encountered the same jellyfish story twice in 48 hours, and since taking one's own personal experience, writing about it at breathless, context-free length and behaving as though you've uncovered a massing panic of national consequence is how the media works now, I figured I might as well board the Journalism 2.0 train. So what I meant to say there was INVADING MONSTER JELLYFISH WILL DEVOUR US WHOLE, AND ALSO I THINK THAT THEY ARE RACIST.
LORETTA LAROCHE: The power of asking 'Why?' -- A key characteristic of a vigorous mind is an unquenchable curiosity. I’m thankful that my grandparents never quelled my need to explore and seek out answers for many, many things.
POP CULTURE: When actors choose poorly - Word has it, Bill?Murray took a voiceover role in “Garfield:?The Movie” by accident. Murray said this week that he took the role because he mistakenly thought the movie was written by Joel Coen. It was actually by Joel Cohen. When asked why he also took part in the sequel, he said it was because he enjoyed working with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Now I know he’s lying. By Dennis Volkert.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Wikileaks and national security
BRITT CARTOON: Summer work wardrobe
EDITORIAL: Give disabled veterans a fair chance -- The Americans with Disabilities Act opened doors for millions, but some are still being left out. From the Norwich Bulletin.
EDITORIAL: Don't call it a jobs bill - More than 2.5 million long-unemployed Americans can take some relief in the extension of unemployment benefits signed into law Thursday. Unemployment benefits are good for the economy as well, generating $1.62 in economic activity for every dollar spent. By The MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.
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RICK HOLMES: The new face of America's wars -- After a two-year investigation, reporters for the Washington Post estimate that some 265,000 private contractors are doing top-secret work for the U.S. government. Presumably that includes the young man I met this summer at a barbecue.
CHECKOUT LANE: How to choose a refrigerator right for you -- Buying a refrigerator requires some consideration, but it doesn’t have to be a complex process. The first thing to ask yourself when buying a refrigerator is how much space you have. Remember to measure height, width and depth. By Ashlee Fairey of The Patriot Ledger.
AUTO BITS: Four important steps to take before purchasing your next vehicle - Weekly auto rail, with car-buying tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
ON COMPUTERS: Junior sneezes on your monitor — now what? - Our LCD boom means you’ll eventually have to clean them. The wrong way can cost you a screen. By Jim Hillibish.
MICHAEL TORTORICH: Many college athletes earn more than their keep - College sports have a rich tradition of amateur competition. For generations, student-athletes kept the “student” part in front of the “athlete” part. They were students first and athletes second. Times have changed.
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GateHouse News Service National Budget