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REGIONAL PROJECTS: New England examines retiree health care
GALLERY OF THE WEEK: Images of the 2012 Heart of Illinois Fair
FALL BOOMERS: Articles on healthy aging, fall allergies and benefits of a protein-rich diet
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for July 27
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1599840948/Reader-callout-High-school-football
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Undated
*NOTE: This will be August's syndicated callout, to be posted to your sites Aug. 13
AUGUST FAMILY: Tips on grandparenting when you may be far from your family, swimming and teen driving safety, and choosing a pediatrician.
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for July 23
BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips on school safety, trends, teacher communication and more
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for July 11
AUGUST RADARFROG PAGE: Back to school
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for July 13
OLYMPICS: 10 most valuable gold medals
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
HOME HELP: Faster laundry -- weekly Home Help with how to get laundry done faster, how to water plants in a drought and more. GHNS
JOYCE ROTHMAN OBIT: Lessons from Cancer columnist Joyce Rothman dies at 64 - Living with lung cancer gracefully was a feat in itself, but chronicling every step of the disease and inspiring others was a courageous act. Joyce (Lippa) Rothman, who wrote Lessons from Cancer — a column that was published by The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and distributed through GateHouse Media — died July 25. By Deborah Allard, Fall River, Mass.
JEFF VRABEL: The joys of traveling and watching people turn into cows - I generally try to avoid writing about things like the repeated body blows of awfulness that befall you during an average visit to the airport, but having been absorbing CNN at My Bloody Valentine-level volumes for an hour, and also having just been hit in the leg with a skateboard, I'm giving myself a pass here. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
SHOESTRING LIVING: Change is good - We are stuck. For so long, Americans have struggled, grimacing at gas prices and cringing as we paid for mortgages on homes worth far less than they originally cost. While the pressures placed on us by the deflated economy have not completely lifted, I think we’re ready for a change, a new way of thinking. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
SHAYNE LOOPER: Was the apostle Paul a sports fanatic? - The 2012 Olympics are finally here. Over the next two weeks we can follow our favorite athletes as they compete across a range of 300 different events, from basketball and gymnastics to badminton and handball. By Shayne Looper, Coldwater, Mich.
COLO. SHOOTING/RELIGION: The Rev. Ed Schneider: Movie theater massacre sends a terrifying message -- At the University of Texas, Austin Campus (1966), the “Clock Tower Sniper” killed 18 people; at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas (1991), 23 people were shot dead; Columbine High School (1999), 12 dead; Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2007), 33 dead; Fort Hood Army Base (2009), 13 dead. The Rev. Ed Schneider/ The Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Memory and the aging process -- When young and older people undergo formalized memory testing, typically younger individuals do better. However, during an average day, remembering such things as keeping appointments or accomplishing various chores, oldsters frequently do better than their younger counterparts. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
KITCHEN CALL: Red brightens midsummer recipes -- I pulled some dark arugula and tossed it with sweet red strawberries, tossed in a handful of toasted walnuts and some lemon vinaigrette. Lovely. I did a riff on my mother’s green beans salad highlighted by summer scarlet cherry tomatoes. And I whipped up a cool avocado vichyssoise and garnished it with roasted red peppers. Linda Bassett/ North of Boston (Mass.)
JIM HILLIBISH/NURSES: Nurses know when you need them -- I describe nurses as being similar to Navy ships. Ships, even when docked, always have the radar antenna spinning, searching. It’s the Pearl Harbor effect. Nurses have their own constant radar. They can tell when you need them, no asking necessary. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
BOOK NOTES: A delightful mystery set in South India - Boston-area author Susan Oleksiw’s newest mystery novel, “The Wrath of Shiva,” is a sweet delight. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
BEER NUT BOOK: The Beer Nut publishes his first book - Norman Miller, author of "The Beer Nut" column and blog, recently published "Beer Lover's New England." By Rob Haneisen, MetroWest, Mass.
READERS GUIDE: 'American Grown' by Michelle Obama -- In “American Grown,” First Lady Michelle Obama tells of her experiences growing a wide array of vegetables on the South Lawn of the White House. She also takes us beyond her own little patch to highlight community gardens and the positive effects they are having across the country. Susie Stooksbury/ The Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
EDITORIAL: Making the vote count credible -- The November election is just over three months away, and it promises to be a close one, at least on the presidential line. That means every vote counts –– and that every vote must be counted carefully. Unfortunately, a new study of the nation’s voting systems raises doubts about whether we can believe the vote tallies provided by electronic voting machines and election officials. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
KENT BUSH: Racist humor is still racism - It seems like every bad economic indicator adds fuel to the fire of racism. When the economy is booming, the perceived financial security tends to keep people from expressing the racist feelings they harbor. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
JARED OLAR: Facing extremes, can the center hold? - It was at work in the Democrats’ fierce and successful fight against the 1987 Supreme Court nomination of Robert Bork and in their no less fierce but unsuccessful attempt to derail the 1991 nomination of Clarence Thomas. It was at work in Republicans’ conspiracy theories about the 1993 suicide of Bill Clinton’s Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster, and in the general loathing that conservatives and Republicans felt toward Clinton even before he disgraced himself and his country and committed perjury. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
DAN MAC ALPINE: Leave the mustache on Hitler's face -- They were out there again, in front of the post office. They’ve been there before. And likely they’ll be there again. Or coming to a post office near you. The people holding up the posters of President Obama sporting a Hitler mustache. Wicked Local (Mass.)
RICK HOLMES: The problem with President Barack Obama -- For some of us who spend too much time arguing about politics, defending Barack Obama is a full-time job. From the beginning, the attacks on him have been so intense that it’s been all we can do to bat down the most outrageous ones. We’ve become knee-jerk defenders, and somehow we never get around to airing our own complaints about the president. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
ON COMPUTERS: The meter’s running on new data charges - The free road of the Internet is turning into one paved with gold for the tech industry. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.
AUTO BITS: How your smartphone can help you care for your car - Weekly auto rail, with smartphone car-care tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* 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.
GREG ZYLA: Emmy-winning journalist loves his Roadmaster Wagon - Greg, loved your report on the 1990s Roadmasters. Great stuff! My wife and I own one, and it has become something of a celebrity in Connecticut. It’s been shown on television, and I blog about it now and then. All the best, Dennis House. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
SILVIO CALABI: Jaguar XJL Portfolio: Power, grace and style - The big-daddy Jaguar sedan is called the XJ. The stretched version with the cigar-lounge back seat and the second sunroof is the XJL. And the black-tie variant thereof is the $80,000-plus XJL Portfolio. It is hubris even to hint that a new car holds its value like blue-chip stocks — only vintage Ferraris and suchlike belong in a portfolio — but these latest-generation Jags really are a new breed of cat. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
More in consumer and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
National budget 7.30.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget