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STORY IDEA: Where are people headed this vacation season?
BEST OF THE DAY: Use video to capture personality
EDITING WORDS: AP Stylebook: Yahoo, JP Morgan Chase
MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: Who will Romney choose as running mate?
NASCAR PAGE: Has Dale Jr. earned a spot in weekend All-Star Race?
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1266611522/Reader-callout-Vacation-Bible-School-photos
JUNE FAMILY: How to make a campfire, summer pet safety tips, all about farmers markets and CSAs
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1950125055/Reader-callout-Memorial-Day-weekend-photos
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND QUARTER PAGE: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1018072237/Memorial-Day-quarter-page-4-Reasons-to-Celebrate
FACEBOOK IPO: Stories to come from The Street
FACEBOOK: The gaping hole in Facebook's story: mobile -- Facebook expects a massive stock market valuation because it's a platform. But that's true only on the Web -- not in the mobile space. By Dana Blankenhorn, The Street
DIGITAL SKEPTIC: Venice cafe better investment than Facebook -- Why is a remote Italian cafe a better business bet than Facebook? In every way except scale. By Jonathan Blum, The Street
CONSUMER NEWS: 10 summer beers that won't break your budget -- Summer has a way of getting craft beer geeks and mainstream beer drinkers to the same bar. By Jason Notte, The Street
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
RELIGION NEWS: Favorability of same-sex marriage -- weekly Religion News with a recent survey on support for same-sex marriage by religious group, "Did Muhammad Exist?" by Robert Spencer and more. GHNS
MARKETTA GREGORY: Gardens and roots - When my husband and I first married we rented an old house with a small, unruly yard. We happened to inherit six tomato plants from our neighbor, and I was on the back deck putting them in pots when I found myself lamenting about how much stronger and larger they would grow if I could just plant them in the ground. Give them room for roots, you know. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
ROBERT MANN: First encounter with death - In my corner of the world, there is a ritual repeated each generation in which young boys try to catch blue-belly lizards. I do not even know the proper name of the little reptile, but on its belly are two faint stripes of blue. By Robert Mann, GHNS.
HUMMINGBIRDS: Making your place inviting to hummingbirds, orioles -- People wanting to attract hummingbirds and orioles have to treat them differently. “Keep in mind that they are different from other birds because they do not eat seeds,” Kammin says. Chris Young/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
WINE WISDOM: Removing the mystery, intimidation of choices -- Two of my goals for this column are to remove the mystery and eliminate the intimidation factors that wine drinkers sometimes face. Let me elaborate on why folks sometimes perceive a particular wine so differently. Mark P. Vincent/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
JIM HILLIBISH: The secret to Southern chicken-fried steak -- For years, I’ve wrestled with chicken-fried steak, never getting close to the stuff I adored while living in the South. Unfortunately for me, my goal was high — equal to the world’s best at Piccadilly Cafeteria in Norfolk, Va. Canton (Ohio) Repository
GRILLING: Busting open the urban myths of grilling -- Myth: Soak chips for three hours. The time is immaterial, so is the water. Dry chips smoke almost as well in a covered grill. Wet ones extend the smoking time somewhat. Dry directly on charcoal increases the temperature. By Jim Hillibish, Canton (Ohio) Repository
More in religion and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
STAY TUNED: ‘Veep’ is fun politics - HBO's new comedy “Veep” will probably not inspire you, but it will make you laugh. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Selina Meyer, the well-meaning vice president who, along with her equally well-meaning but bumbling staff, is trying to navigate the stormy seas of Washington politics without sinking. Selina wants to be an agent of change in perhaps the most ineffectual political office in the American government. It's a good set-up for laughs, and Louis-Dreyfus puts her talent for physical comedy to good use. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
* Facebook idea: Link to this column and ask fans what they think of "Veep."
BOOK NOTES: Biography of Clarence Birdseye - The first thing I see when I open Mark Kurlansky’s entertaining new biography, “Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man,” is a portrait of Clarence Frank Birdseye II sitting at his desk in September 1943. By the end of the book you have to wonder when he ever sat down. The small, wiry genius didn’t stop till his heart gave out. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
FARR SIDE: 'The Voice’ has a winner; now, for the true test - Congratulations to Jermaine Paul for winning Season 2 of “The Voice.” Paul, former back-up singer for Alicia Keys, beat out three other amazing singers to capture the top prize — a recording contract with Universal Republic Records. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
GARY DARLING: Diablo 3 'error' disappointing gamers everywhere -- The launch of Diablo 3 was about to happen, but then something strange happened, instead. Turns out, even us lucky few would eventually find that it was only a matter of time before the ERROR?monster conquered us, too. Maryville Daily Forum (Mo.)
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
RICK HOLMES: Mitt Romney’s bully pulpit - By responding to this old story with candor instead of half-hearted spin, Romney could bring something positive to this discussion. He could talk about what he should have done, or what others should have done, to stop the hazing. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.
* Poll idea: Do you think Romney should have responded differently to the allegations about his bullying?
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Sports / outdoors
GEORGE LITTLE: A Winchester 1873 rifle sells for $93,000 -- Winchester intended to make 1,000 of these guns to appeal to the high-end market. The stock and forearm were checkered with high-grade walnut, and the rifles featured a set trigger. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
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