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Notes:

WAKE UP CALL! How teacher layoffs affect a community

LEDE PROGRAM UPDATE: Improvement starts in own newsroom


Niche

HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Our summer guide has tips on stylish and energy-saving window treatments, costs involved in pool installation, ways to keep your garage clean and safe, and more.

WEEKLY GO GREEN PAGE: What to know about eco-friendly makeup

JUNE RADARFROG COUPON PAGE: The most bang for your buck
-- NOTE: RadarFrog coupon book coming soon

MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Tour the nation's war memorials


News

GRAD CONTENT

OIL SPILL CONTENT

MEMORIAL DAY: Check out our links package of Memorial Day content. If your newspaper has something to contribute, please let us know.


Lifestyles

RELIGION NEWS: A White House reception to honor Jewish heritage, this week in religious history, a survey about personal relationships with Jesus and more.

DIANA BOGGIA: Teaching your children the cycle of life - Teaching children about death and dying is never easy. Children are so innocent and look at the world around them with interest, excitement and amazement. Perhaps exposing a child to the concept of death is difficult because it is so very difficult for us.

BRIAN MACKEY: Facing down Facebook privacy loopholes - If you haven’t given a lot of thought recently to the privacy settings on your Facebook account, now would be a good time.


Entertainment

MOVIE PRODUCER: Q&A with New Line executive producer Dave Neustadter - Dave Neustadter talks about the new Freddy Kreuger movie and more. By Gary Darling.

FARR SIDE: Shoddy treatment is downfall for Hantz - If idle hands are the devil’s playground, then what is Idol Hantz? Some might say he’s the bitter little troll who thought he ruled the “Survivor” playground. I’d say they’re right. By David T. Farr.

DOOBIES: That ’70s show: Doobie Brothers still rockin' - The Doobie Brothers’ total worth is greater than the sum of the band’s parts. The group has had sounds ranging from laid-back country-rock to funky-electric R&B. That owes primarily to three distinct leaders during the band’s 1970s heyday. By Brian Mackey.

SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Shrek' and other movies opening this week - The fourth installment of the perplexingly popular cartoon "Shrek" finds the smelly, green ogre embarking on his own version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” By Al Alexander.

SHREK REVIEW: Movie review: It's ogre and out for 'Shrek Forever After' - You know a film franchise has jumped the shark -- or in this case, jumped the ogre -- when it rips off another movie for its plot. But "Shrek Forever After" doesn't just rip off any movie. It rips off a film classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." By Bob Tremblay.

FLICKS: ‘Shrek’ and ‘SNL’ franchises fizzle - Hey, remember when “Shrek” was a refreshing jolt of pop culture wit and a happy raspberry at Disney conventions? Yeah, me neither. But apparently, many moons ago, that’s what it was. By John Meo.


Opinions 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Memorial Day tribute.

GRANLUND CARTOON: On Harvard applicant fraud.

CONROY CARTOON: Finger-pointing in the Gulf oil spill.

BRITT CARTOON: Mexico's president visits the White House.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: School is out!

EDITORIAL: Kagan and 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' - After a week of flailing for a rationale, Republicans seem to have settled on a reason to oppose Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. As dean of Harvard Law School, Kagan defended a university policy that prohibited military recruiters on campus because of the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. This means she's "anti-military" Newt Gingrich's term and or has a pro-gay agenda, they whisper. By The MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.

KENT BUSH: Ted Turner finds God in BP’s oil spill - What does a supreme being have to do to stay out of the headlines these days? God has people on the right and left blaming him for oil that is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

KENT BUSH: Not expecting predicted GOPocalypse - Let me tell you what you learned on Tuesday night. You learned nothing. The same people who claim to see a pattern forming for the November elections can also connect seven randomly placed dots and see the Mona Lisa.


Business / Ag

BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with tips for college grads, BBB warning about a weight-loss supplement company and more.