GateHouse News Service National Budget 7.22.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget 7.22.11
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WAKE UP CALL: Are bath salt ingredients banned in your state.
BLOGS & VIDEOS: GateHouse Media announces video, community blog initiatives.
FALL BOOMERS: DIY tips on refinishing furniture, Canadian travel ideas and recipes to make a weekday morning breakfast for two special.
9/11 ANNIVERSARY SECTION: An eight-page section, callouts, house ads and more
BUCKET LIST CALLOUT: What's on readers' "bucket lists"?
BACK TO SCHOOL PAGE: Clothing trends
BACK TO SCHOOL TAB: Tips for kids heading to elementary school through college
Parenting Dilemma: Teens on the Pill?
-- Localization: Run with any stories on this, and poll readers about if they think the pill is appropriate for teens.
Heat Wave 2011: Heat Stroke Warning Signs
-- Localization: Run with any heat stories.
'FREE RUNNING' TRENDS: 'Free running' trend is 'awesome,' 'fun' and burns calories -- Alec Thomas, 20, hasn't lifted a weight or exercised conventionally for two years. Still, he's maintained his wrestler's physique while losing 7 pounds. His secret is the French discipline parkour, which involves vaulting over, climbing on and swinging around objects often found in an urban landscape. Farah Tamizuddin/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Poll idea: Should 'free running' be legal in public places?
JIM HILLIBISH: Pesto perfection --Angelina Conni gestured me to come near: “Eat like the Romans — pesto.” That advice stuck. Each summer, my family awaits the green basil leaves outside our kitchen door. Canton (Ohio) Repository
JIM HILLIBISH: Marrow makes meat taste like you remember -- Our boneless food culture trades convenience for flavor in many dishes. It’s aptly named: “Boneless” in Britain means “lacking strength.” Canton (Ohio) Repository
LOOKING UP: Starry Teapot steams away - Summertime seems to draw out the most opportunity for star watching. Although the nights are short and you have to wait for darkness, it is also the warmest time of year and when more people are apt to be on vacation. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
CAPTAIN AMERICA REVIEW: Movie review: 'Captain America' pumps up the patriotism - “Captain America: The First Avenger” rates as one of the better efforts of 2011, combining World War II patriotism with modern-day special effects. The film also gives Sudbury’s own Chris Evans a chance to star in a blockbuster, and he proves himself worthy of winging the captain’s shield. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to review the movie.
BENEFITS REVIEW: Movie review: Sassy Mila Kunis redeems 'Friends With Benefits' - In “Friends With Benefits,” Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman try the sex-buddy thing oops ... wrong movie. That was three months ago in “No Strings Attached.” This time, it’s Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake who dive between the sheets in “Friends With Benefits” – with much funnier results and gratuitous butt shots. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if this movie is better than “No Strings Attached.”
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers' Writers: Interview with indie author Angela Carlie - Angela Carlie is a dedicated and gifted writer of young adult (YA) and middle-grade stories. Though this wife and mother enjoys creating fantasy worlds abounding with shape shifters, yellow dragons, wrestlers and zombie kids ("Land of Corn Chips" and "Loramendi's Story"), she also wrote "Dream Smashers," an unpretentious look at the difficulties youth face today, including a meth-addicted mother and the inner courage and strength each of us possesses. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
MUSIC SCENE: The Band Perry much more than a country pop band -- Few bands have had the kind of life-changing year The Band Perry has had: a debut album that went gold in four weeks with three hit singles, a pair of awards from the Academy of Country Music and virtually nonstop touring before thousands of new fans. Jay N. Miller/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
RONDI CHARLESTON: sings of 'personal and urgent' matters -- After studying opera at Julliard, Charleston enrolled in New York University’s journalism school and eventually became an investigative reporter for Diane Sawyer. But even Sawyer saw that music was in her bones. Wei-Huan Chen/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama and debt limit deals. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Rupert Murdoch and the blame game. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: US cooking in the heat. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
LLOYD GARVER: Leave circumcision decision to Mom and Dad - When Shakespeare spoke of Brutus betraying Julius Caesar, it was such an awful act that Shakespeare broke the rules of grammar when he said, "This was the most unkindest cut of all." Today, there are people who are so upset about something that they might refer to it as "the most unkindest cut of all." These are the people who feel that circumcision should be banned. By Lloyd Garver, GHNS columnist.
KENT BUSH: 'Rainbow Sheikh' is rich and reckless - I never believed it before, but now I am almost sure that a person can have too much money. I guess it is hard for me to believe since I have never approached the limit. But a sheikh in the United Arab Emirates has obviously crossed the line. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Lawmakers beg Grover Norquist to free them from no-tax pledge - Congressional Republicans stepped up pressure on Grover Norquist to let them out of their pledge to him not to raise tax rates or eliminate tax deductions or credits, complaining that Mr. Norquist’s intransigence on the issue was putting the government and country at unnecessary risk and had already forced lawmakers to cancel their July recess. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
ERIC P. BLOOM: Playing favorites with your employees - By favorites, I mean giving specific employees preferential treatment. It is human nature to like some employees more than others. Many lifelong friendships began as manager and subordinate. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
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