GateHouse News Service National Budget
6/17/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

DESIGN: Newspaper pages from the NHL championship

Q&A: Weekly editor accomplishes Inner Circle in six days

EDITING WORDS: Style tips on summer terms like "West Nile virus" and "July Fourth"


Niche

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


Lifestyles

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

SUNSCREEN: Need for sunscreen is glaringly clear -- According to a Consumer Reports test that sized up 22 creams, sprays and lotions, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get an effective sunscreen. The sunscreens were put into three categories: SPF 30, SPF 40-50 and SPF 50 or more. The report noted cost per ounce and what form the sunscreen came in. Julie Sherwood / Messenger Post (N.Y.)

50 DISHES BY 50: Glazed-Over Bananas -- I’ve tried peaches and pineapple on the grill, but this summer I intend to expand my horizons. First up: grilled bananas. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

RECIPE: Jalapeño poppers, a party favorite  -- Jalapeno poppers are a popular party munchie, and Frito Lay offers a twist on this familiar favorite: Wrap the poppers in bacon for a boost in presentation and flavor. Serve these spicy poppers as an appetizer, or use them as a garnish atop a grilled steak or chop. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

DE-STRESSING: How to find calm, de-stress in a busy world -- Do you ever have one of those days where you simply feel overwhelmed by the amount of things you have to do? It is not uncommon for adults to feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, burdened or other emotions when it comes to having multiple priorities in a busy world. You must learn some ways to relieve stress. Trisha P. Malott/ Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
* Comments idea: How do you stay clam and de-stress yourself when things get hectic?

RUNNING: Learn the ropes of running a race -- Dowell says racers should be friendly, but when it's time to run, don't be chatty with other runners unless you've agreed to do so beforehand. If you're going to chat while you run or walk, be aware of other participants and be prepared to let them pass. Carol Sponagle/Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)

KENT BUSH: A father's example is his greatest legacy -- Children provide a new calling to live like the man you always wanted to be. For me, that man was my dad. One day I hope my sons can look back on their lives and feel as lucky as I do. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: The bobblehead dad - As a kid, Jim Higley collected bobblehead dolls. A sharp tap to Mickey Mantle, his favorite, sent its smiling head bouncing for a long time. Thirty years later as a father of three, Higley realized, “I was much like that bobblehead, going through the motions of life – perfect smile and all - just bouncing away.” For many dads, preoccupied with daily demands, it is easier to nod and smile. It’s easy to overlook the healing power of life’s little moments. But in times of tribulations, such memories are lifesavers. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.

WOOD ON WORDS: The return of 'lie' vs. 'lay' - “E. coli can stick tightly to the surface of seeds used to grow sprouts, and they can lay dormant on the seeds for months.” — A microbiologist quoted in a recent Associated Press story. Welcome to “lay” vs. “lie,” round 2. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.

ELIZABETH DAVIES: Dads show love differently - It’s only been a month since Mother’s Day, when I swore a pedicure and a morning to sleep in was the best gift I could possibly get. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford, Ill.

LOOKING UP: The short nights of summer - Days have been getting longer, heading toward the first day of summer on June 21. It is a time of year that seems so distant in the dark cold of winter. We long for the times when the sun is still up as we had home from work, and the golden rays of sunset cast long shadows well past 8 p.m. for those of us in the mid-north. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.


Entertainment

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers' Writers: The humbling genius of Dr. Ervin Laszlo - Hungarian Ervin Laszlo was a child prodigy on piano. But his creativity, vision and insatiable appetite for exploration refused to be satisfied with stopping at internationally acclaimed virtuoso. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.

‘MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS’ REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ leaves a mess - There are a lot of P’s and poops in the big-screen version of the beloved children’s book “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” but little else to combat a film emphasizing excrement over excitement. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
* Facebook idea: Link to this review and ask people who have seen the movie if they liked the book or movie better.

‘GREEN LANTERN’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Green Lantern' light on substance - Based on its track record, Hollywood should stop giving the green light to green superheroes. “The Incredible Hulk” was far from incredible. “The Green Hornet” had little buzz and “The Green Lantern,” the latest addition to the comic book film canon, emits all the brightness of a 10-watt lightbulb. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.
* Facebook idea: Link to this review and ask people who their favorite green superhero is.

‘STAKE LAND’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Stake Land' has hordes of hideous vampires - Are vampires the new Nazis? You’d think so if you looked at Hollywood’s release roster during the past couple of years. The bloody minded – and mindless – bad guys trying to wipe out the human race aren’t goose-stepping German soldiers; they’re coffin-dwelling, sunlight-hiding minions of the undead. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
* Facebook idea: Link to review and ask people what their favorite vampire movie is.

‘BRIDE FLIGHT’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Bride Flight' a Dutch treat - It’s taken almost three years for “Bride Flight,” to finally land on our shores, but it proves well worth the wait, as it whisks you back in time via narrative and design. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

‘TRIP’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'The Trip' an intelligent comedy - If you fancy journeying through the north of England with the likes of Richard Burton, Michael Caine and Sean Connery, hop onboard for “The Trip.” By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Submarine’ torpedoed by cliches -- Overdosing on metaphors and the trappings of indie filmmaking, “Submarine” takes coming-of-age tropes to new depths as it tells the quirky but familiar tale of how 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts, “Jane Eyre”) tries to lose his virginity and save his parents’ (Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor) crumbling marriage. Dana Barbuto/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Rep. Weiner resigns -- Dave Granlund on Rep. Weiner's resignation. GHNS

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Congress sent lewd messages to Anthony Weiner in an attempt to get him to resign - Congress admitted this week to sending lewd messages and photos to Anthony Weiner in an effort to persuade the representative from New York to give up his congressional seat. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.


Business / auto

ERIC P. BLOOM: Expenses versus capitalization - I’m not a CPA, but I did play one on TV (I really didn’t, but I always wanted to say that). As a manager, however, I found that knowing the difference between expensing a purchased item and capitalizing a purchased item occasionally allowed me to purchase more goods and/or services for my department in a given year. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.