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WAKE UP CALL!: Should U.S. require health insurance?
READER INVOLVEMENT: Ideas for July 4 coverage
BEST OF THE DAY BLOG: Environmental video captures the moment
SUMMER HEALTHY LIVING: How to avoid and treat sunburn and heat illness, fresh fruit juice recipes and what to know about new sunscreen labels
SUMMER DRINK RECIPES CALLOUT: Send your favorite cold beverage recipes
HOW-TO TAB: How to choose the best hairstyle for your face, build a website cheaply, destress and more
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
FAMILY TIME: Fun tips to keep summertime reading sizzling - Weekly family rail, with summertime reading tips, a review of “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Avoid high-fat diet during pregnancy -- weekly Food for Thought with items on how high-fat diets during pregnancy could lead to diabetes in children, "Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home" by Jeni Britton Bauer and more. By GHNS
BOILING POINT: Eat chili on a hot summer's day -- The Chicago World’s Fair opened on a scorching May 1 in 1893. The most popular booth was not the ice cream; it was the state of Texas’ chili stand, introducing the nation to the joys of eating chili on hot days. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
WISE TO THE WORD: Monterey Jack, California Jack, Sonoma Jack or simply Jack -- Jacks offer high moisture, making them excellent melting cheeses for grilled-cheese sandwiches or pizzas. Some are flavored with hot peppers, like pepper jack, or with dill, like dilly jack. Aged Jack, available in gourmet cheese shops, tastes close to cheddar. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
CORN CHOWDER: Corn chowder from the South -- Corn chowder never really took off in the North, but it became a Southern staple. I blame the food processor for its demise. Up here, we puree the corn to death. Down there, they only use fresh corn off the cob and no machinery. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
SALSA DI POMODORO: Salsa di pomodoro is Italian for tomato sauce -- Our Italian friends figure we’ve got it all wrong. They do not simmer tomato sauce all afternoon, and they don’t load it with herbs. This is what they call Americano-style tomato sauce. Forget what your mother taught you, and try this recipe. It takes less than 30 minutes. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
RECIPE: Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Blue Cheese Coleslaw -- KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce is here to help with your party planning. The barbecue pros offer a crowd-pleasing recipe for grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches topped with blue cheese coleslaw. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
HEART PROBLEMS: Bernard Lim: What is atrial fibrillation? -- Dr. Bernard Lim, a cardiologist with Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants in Springfield, Ill., explains what an atrial fibrillation is, how you get it, what happens when you get it and how do to treat it in this Q-and-A. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
LORETTA LAROCHE: Summer is great, except for the bathing suit part - I love summer! The warmth, the flowers blooming, barbecues, lighter clothing. But then there’s also the beach and the possibility of wearing a bathing suit. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
KENT BUSH: 'Finding Bigfoot' is a real howl - On the rare occasion that I watch television, I watch almost primarily reality television. That used to be an incredible statement. But now if you watch television, you are either watching sports, reality television, game shows or one of the many incarnations of "Law and Order" or "CSI." By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
JULY GO GREEN: Click the link for July Go Green stories on going paperless, keeping a green kitchen, an eco-friendly picnic and more. GHNS
MUSIC: Country star Jo Dee Messina says it's all about the music -- For country music star Jo Dee Messina, it is all about the music. The award-winning artist was supposed to kick off her “Million Doors” fundraising campaign to help build a school in Nashville, Tenn. However, because of the deadly tornado that recently devastated Joplin, Mo., the proceeds for the show will be donated to the American Red Cross for Joplin relief. Matthew Clark/ The Morning Sun (Kan.)
GRANLUND CARTOON: Tim Pawlenty and GOP debates. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Wal-Mart class-action lawsuit. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
O’MAHONEY CARTOON: Lazy summer daze. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
BRITT CARTOON: Strict nuclear safety inspections. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
AMY GEHRT: United Methodist Church charges pastor for marrying same-sex couple -- The United Methodist Church has charged the Rev. Amy DeLong with violating a church prohibition on the ordination of “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” by marrying a lesbian couple. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
CHECKOUT LANE: Variety of cleaners will keep water sparkling all summer - Gearing up for the warm summer months can be less work if you have a fast and efficient way to keep your pool looking its best. By Shaunna Gately, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tip: Talk to pool experts in your area and add or swap out their quotes and tips.
TIGER WOODS: Can Rory McIlroy bring out Tiger’s roar? - Like it or not, golf needs Tiger Woods more than he needs the game. Sure, Woods looks like a shell of his former self and probably went crazy watching Rory McIlroy obliterate the U.S. Open field, thinking, “I?need to show this little boy who rules this roost.” Still, golf needs its villain back in the worst way. By Paul Jannace, Wellsville, N.Y.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they think Tiger will ever be good again or if it's Rory's time to dominate.