GateHouse News Service National Budget 6.22.10

GateHouse News Service National Budget 6.22.10


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WAKE UP CALL: Going for the perfect body? Be careful.

GULF REPORTER: 4 questions with Carlene Peterson, the GateHouse reporter who covered the oil spill.


WEEKLY FOOD PAGE: Berry good pies

HOW TO MAGAZINE: Annual tab has tips on fitness, recycling, finding a job and more

FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Safety tips for grilling, boating and handling fireworks

READER CALLOUT: Ask readers for their photos of Fourth of July fun

READER CALLOUT: Have readers send in kids' Little League photos


FAMILY TIME: Fight summer 'brain drain' with online summer school - Weekly family rail, with tips on online summer school, a review of “Toy Story 3” and more.

- Localization tip: Have a local parent give a review of a movie they’ve seen, or ask for book reviews from parents.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Kids may like Hot Pockets sandwiches -- Weekly food rail, with a review of Hot Pockets Sideshots Mini Cheeseburgers, an easy recipe for fruit pies, tips for making baking healthier, and more.

HERE'S THE BEEF: Asian burger combines the best of both worlds -- If you love Asian food and you love burgers, this is the recipe for you. It’s a crowd-pleaser, even for kids. By Jennie Pollock of the Rockford Register Star.

ASK THE VET: Help your dog deal with separation anxiety - Dr. Ray Cahill, owner and operator of the SeaPort Veterinary Hospital in Gloucester, Mass., talks about how to avoid separation anxiety with your puppy.

MEREDITH O’BRIEN: Mom, what's sex? - I took a deep breath and resigned myself to a prolonged, uncomfortable scene. “OK, do you really want to know what it is?” I asked them both. When they replied in the affirmative, I proceeded, using the anatomically correct words and phrases to describe human reproduction (though I did tell my son that for specifics on male mechanics, he had to talk to his father ... when he got back from Canada). They looked aghast. “You and Dad did that? More than once? Eww!”

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Masonry projects often require highly skilled craftsmen -- Beth Akeson postponed for years chimney repair and tuckpointing on her 1938 home. Ron and Natalie Miller phased in over several years their expanded outdoor living area and kitchen. The success of both masonry projects hinged on finding the right contractors. By Clare Howard of the Peoria Journal Star.

DEPRESSION TREATMENT: Doctors using magnetic treatment for depression -- Depression is complex and, though it’s usually treatable, it may not always be cured with a pill. When standard treatments such as psychotherapy and medication haven’t worked for major depression, or medication isn’t recommended, doctors have begun turning to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. By Mike DeDoncker of the Rockford Register Star.

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: When is it time for seniors to stop driving? -- When is it time to tell Grandpa he should hang up the car keys because he is a danger to himself and others? This is not always an easy decision to make. Taking away an individual's ability to drive also takes away their independence.

DR. JEFF HERSH: Common infection can cause complications later in life -- Parvovirus B19 infection is very common. The childhood illness from parvovirus, erythema infectiosum, is also called fifth disease, from an early 1900s list of childhood illnesses that cause a rash and which included measles, scarlet fever (from strep infection), rubella (German measles), staph skin infection, erythema infectiosum and roseola.

DARIN ST. GEORGE: Keep moving toward your goals -- Let's address some fitness and nutritional mishaps that may drop themselves squarely in your lap, and just how you might move a wee bit sideways in order to keep moving.

SENIOR SAVVY: Caring for the caregiver -- As the primary caregiver for an aging mother as well as your own children, you are sandwiched between generations. This is never easy. Try to look at tasks that can be done by others. It is never easy to delegate; however, it is a way of reducing stress.

AMY GEHRT: Getting that ‘healthy’ glow - Every year, I promise myself that this summer will be different, and I will protect my fair skin from the sun’s damaging rays. But each spring, as soon as my pale limbs start to peek out from short sleeves, skirts and capris, my vow flies out the window and I once again find myself in search of the perfect tan.

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SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles for July (puzzles 736-763) are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: McChrystal vs. the White House


EDITORIAL: With texting drivers, it's more than a teen problem -- Remember when the biggest menace on the road was teenagers texting? Turns out that their parents’ hypocrisy is even more dangerous. From the Rockford Register Star.

KENT BUSH: Lines blurred between news and commentary - With every news cycle, the difference between news and commentary becomes less distinguishable. Those blurring lines are turning journalistic integrity into an oxymoron.

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MAKING CENTS: Insurance, tax concerns for collectors -- When it comes to insurance, most people look for ways to keep their premiums as low as possible. But the smart money looks to pay as little as possible for the best coverage they can find. Beyond the basics of most homeowner and auto policies is where you would look to cover valuables such as jewelry, art or other collectibles such as wine, signed memorabilia, stamps or baseball cards. By John P. Napolitano of The Patriot Ledger.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Laid-off workers find unemployment benefits don't go far -- Since she was laid off in May 2009, Sandra Taylor has been trying to juggle her bills with her unemployment check. Most months she manages, but not without occasionally prioritizing, leaving some for the next check. By Sean F. Driscoll of the Rockford Register Star.

- Localization tip: Put together a breakout detailing the unemployment benefits laws in your state. What does your state require/provide as far as eligibility, payment and length of benefits? Include contact information for your state unemployment insurance agency.

SHOESTRING LIVING: Staying financially fit - While doing my workout this morning, I realized that maintaining our financial goals is really no different than maintaining our physical ones. It takes work each and every day to stay on course, always keeping the end goals in mind. By Molly Logan Anderson.

CHECKOUT LANE: 3-D TVs are coming -- Three-dimensional movie experiences are becoming a popular form of entertainment. Now, families can enjoy those experiences without leaving the house, thanks to 3-D TV sets. By Lana Lagomarsini of The Patriot Ledger.

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WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Predictions as we near end of Sprint Cup

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