GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.16.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 5.16.11
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WAKE-UP CALL: Summer vacation rental market packed
WEBINAR: Webinar wrap-up: What Great Bosses Know with Jill Geisler
NASCAR: This week’s page will be posted this afternoon.
SUMMER HOME & GARDEN MAGAZINE: Backyard oasis
WEEKLY AUTO PAGE: Readers respond to Buicks
WEEKLY HEALTH PAGE: Shoulder safety
KIDZBUZZ: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
JUNE FAMILY: Great zoos, recipes for a summer lemonade stand and how to make a household emergency kit
FAVORITE CAR CALLOUT: For photos of readers' classic, first or favorite vehicles
BRIDE: Unique wedding venue ideas, fun activities for cocktail hour, different ways to use your registry
FATHER'S DAY PAGE: Gifts kids can make for Dad
PROM CALLOUT: For readers' photos
MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers
FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts about the flag you might not have known
HEALTH WATCH: Dog Bite Prevention Week -- weekly Health Watch with items on how to avoid dog bites, vision problem in the U.S., car crash-related costs and more. By GHNS
GARY BROWN: Creepy-crawly critters subject of book - According to Amy Stewart’s new book, “Wicked Bugs,” members of the crew on a voyage of Christopher Columbus were so desperate to get rid of the chigoe flea — it burrows under nails and lays its eggs — that they cut off their toes. By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.
WAYNE L. WESTCOTT: High school tracks ideal for middle-distance runs -- Essentially every city and town has a track at its high school, and the track is usually available to anyone when it is not in use by physical education classes, track or cross-country teams. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
DAVID ROBSON: Solutions for common garden challenges -- Much of gardening is simple. Some aspects aren’t. For example, controlling insects, weeds, diseases and other pests can be as simple as squashing the bug between your fingers or under your foot. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Callout idea: What are your garden tricks to prevent or repel pests?
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
SUDOKU: June puzzles (1072-1099) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Mitt Romney's split personality. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
CHARITA GOSHAY: The Real Housewives of Osama bin Laden - Based on what we’ve seen, the bin Ladens led a markedly shabby existence for billionaires. But the so-called $1 million compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, could use a good scrubbing, and some decent furniture. And sheets. By Charita Goshay, Canton, Ohio.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: Forget the rich, tax the poor and middle class -- In 2009, Exxon-Mobil didn’t pay any taxes, either, and last year, they had worldwide profits of $30.46 billion. Neither did Bank of America or Chevron or Boeing. According to a report from the office of the New York City Public Advocate, in 2009, the five companies, including GE, received a total of $3.7 billion in federal tax benefits. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
JEFF VRABEL: The war over the serial comma - There are a lot of incredibly easy ways to anger people who write for a living: plagiarize their work, create a website of links to their stuff and call it "The Huffington Post" or present them a pie chart illustrating their 20-year income projection, then overlay that with a pie chart illustrating same for whoever the shortstop is on the fourth-place Chicago Cubs. But if you really want to stick it to a writer, if you really want to jab the proverbial pen in his unproverbial eye (it stings more if it's unproverbial), say something on Twitter about serial commas. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS columnist.
GREG ALLEN: Political correctness is the theft of a voice - With the aid of Facebook I found a couple high school buddies I hadn’t spoke to in some 30 years. We were able to meet up and reminisce about old times - it was good to see them again. Both were surprised to learn I became a syndicated columnist. Brian suggested I write a piece about political correctness and I'll expand on his suggestion. By Greg Allen, GHNS columnist.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
GREG ZYLA: Ford Starliner and ’59 Chevy memories - Hello, Mr. Zyla! I read with interest your article about the 1960 Ford Starliner. You opined that the rear mimics a bit the 1959 Chevy that had those wild rear fins that resemble birds or airplanes. By Greg Zyla, GHNS columnist.
* This contains a letter from New Hampshire.
AUTO BITS: How your credit score drives your auto insurance rates - Weekly auto rail, with tips on auto insurance rates, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.
SHOESTRING LIVING: Go ahead, give up the guilt - Why is this time of year hard for me? Well, I’m an outdoorsy gal, and there are few things I enjoy more than spending time in my backyard, making it look great and basking in its floral and vegetative glory. Needless to say, my love for unique blooms and new tastes usually doesn’t come cheap. After several days of feeling guilty about my annual splurge at my favorite nursery, I’ve decided to surrender. I work hard and I have decided to give myself this each year. Here’s why finding your own splurge and enjoying it guilt-free is OK for you, too. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS columnist.
ON COMPUTERS: Hackers are targeting your Internet access - Criminals break into our systems online and add software that gives them control. It’s an easy procedure only if their target system is unprotected. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.
More in auto and business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/transportationand http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
TORNADO CHASE: Nice weather greets chasers - Eleven tornado tour participants arrived in Oklahoma City to fine weather Sunday, not ideal for storm chasing. By Bob Ulchak, The Patriot Ledger.
More in news at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
BULLS VS. HEAT: Bulls three keys to beating Heat in the NBA playoffs -- Chicago is the No. 1 seed; but Miami, with three star free-agents, is favored. Here’s three ways the Bulls can beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals: Matt Trowbridge/ Rockford Register Star (Ill.)
NASCAR: Matt Kenseth wins the FedEx 400 at the Dover International Speedway -- Matt Kenseth won his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race besting the Monster Mile and winning the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at the Dover International Speedway Sunday afternoon. John Cox/ Dover (Del.) Post
More in sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports