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POLL QUESTION IDEA: Do you worry about your financial info being hacked?
DAVID ARKIN: How to write better headlines for reader callouts
WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: A look at drivers on the 'bubble'
HOW-TO TAB: How to choose the best hairstyle for your face, build a website cheaply, destress and more
FATHER'S DAY PHOTO CALLOUT
-- Father's Day page
JULY FAMILY: Save on amusement park tickets, fun car-ride games for kids and a no-cook dinner recipe
FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Patriotic quotes
RELIGION NEWS: Millennials feel mixed on abortion -- weekly Religion News with items on how Millennials feel about abortions, “Growing Up in Heaven: The Eternal Connection Between Parent and Child” by James Van Praagh and more. By GHNS
DAN SEABORN: Returning from college can have its own growing pains -- Over the last few weeks, children have been returning home from college all over the nation while parents have been gritting their teeth, preparing for their arrival. While most moms and dads are thrilled at the thought of seeing their son or daughter again for an extended period of time, they are cautiously optimistic about how to handle their bundle of sweetness and sarcasm. Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
GREG ALLEN: The steppingstones of life are a wonder - We all have a story to tell, don't we? No two lives are chiseled the same. There are steppingstones laid out before us all - one must choose. They glisten with shining hope amidst that challenging path meandering along life’s intriguing stream. By Greg Allen, GHNS columnist.
GEORGE LITTLE: What Dad really wants for Father's Day -- On Father's Day, give your dad the most valuable thing you have to give: your time. Use it to make a smiling memory. You may end up fishing, taking a walk through the timber, playing Wiffle ball or learning how to load a trap and shoot at clay targets. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
CROHN'S DISEASE: Biking for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America -- Marko, 53, and Healey, 55, are training for a 50-mile event at the mid-September Centurion Canada bicycle race in the town of Blue Mountains, about 90 minutes north of Toronto. Marko, 53, and Healey, 55, are training for a 50-mile event at the mid-September Centurion Canada bicycle race in the town of Blue Mountains, about 90 minutes north of Toronto. The ride, which takes place at between 735 and 1,670 feet above sea level, has total elevation changes of about 3,200 feet. Mike DeDoncker/ Healthy Rockford (Ill.)
MEGAN TILK: Avoiding The Laundry Monster -- Around my home, its name is The Laundry Monster, and every two to three weeks it decides to take a nap near my washing machine. About the time my male counterpart runs out of clean socks, the monster really starts to roar. Fearing for my life, I take refuge in the empty closet. Maryville Daily Forum (Mo.)
* Comments idea: What are your tips for faster or better laundry?
BARN-WOOD HOME: Couple recycles 19th-century barn wood into new home -- J. Brad Willett, a retired engineer for American Cyanamid –– a chemical manufacturer now known as Cytec –– is proud of the fact that he was recycling materials before recycling came into vogue. The wood became the outside walls, rafters and sub floor for his house. The tin roof went to a bar in Perry, Mo. The steel posts were used by a local boating store to build an extension onto their building. Mary Lou Montgomery/ Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
WINE WISDOM: It's the season of Champagne - It's June, and with the imminent arrival of summer, wine enthusiasts' thoughts turn to drinking the traditional wines of summer: white and rose wines chilled and served cold to beat the summer heat. It's my duty to tell you of a wonderful alternative. That is, of course, the world's most heavenly sparkling wine: Champagne. By Mark P. Vincent, MetroWest, Mass.
STAY TUNED: The modern-day pirates of 'Storage Wars' - While no one is risking death on “Storage Wars,” (A&E, Wednesdays) the stakes are high as a group of small-business owners bet money on other people's discarded junk. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
FARR SIDE: The songs of summer - Summer is almost here, and the Hot 100 is abuzz with songs hoping to be your favorite this summer at the beach, in your car, on your iPod or stuck in your head. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Green Lantern,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' and other movies opening this week – Movie reviewer Al Alexander takes a quick look at the movies opening Friday in theaters. The Patriot Ledger.
"STAKE LAND": Director Jim Mickle specializes in horror flicks -- Director Jim Mickle's newest film, “Stake Land,” gives us some offbeat twists in the vampire genre with the action taking place in a post-apocalyptic world made up of bloodthirsty vampires, religious nuts known as “the Brotherhood,” and human survivors looking for safety. Ed Symkus/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
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BIZ BITS: What job seekers should know about employer credit checks - Weekly business rail, with job-seeker tips, BBB advice on flying and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
BRUINS WIN: Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup championship proves the best team can win - The Boston Bruins may not have had as much pure talent as some of their playoff opponents, but by playing together and not as a collection of individuals, they won the franchise's first Stanley Cup since 1972. By Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger.
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