GateHouse News Service National Budget 6.23.10

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GateHouse News Service National Budget 6.23.10


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WAKE UP CALL: Another ‘Twilight’ movie

GULF PHOTOGRAPHER: 5 questions with Justin Fowler, the GateHouse photog who covered the oil spill.


WEEKLY HOME PAGE: A beach-inspired living room

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: Beat the summer heat


HOME HELP: Tips for sticking to your home improvement budget -- Weekly home and garden rail, with affordable home upgrades, decorative window film, how to pick a string trimmer and more.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPY: Plasma therapy offers alternative treatment for injuries -- Runner Katie Bodenstedt, 17, had to stop competing this year because of knee problems. More than a decade of running had taken its toll on her right knee. She’s endured cortisone injections, arthroscopic surgery and two years of physical therapy. None of it seemed to work. But she’s planning to compete next season, thanks to a treatment that puts her own blood to work for her. By Sue Van Fleet of the Daily Telegram.

EATING LOCAL: Movement is growing, but much produce still comes from afar -- While the U.S. local food movement picks up market share, the amount of items arriving for grocery produce shelves from all over the world also is increasing. "We definitely have a global food system," said Rich Pirog, associate director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. By Steve Tarter of the Peoria Journal Star.

GARLIC SCAPES: Curly garlic stems not just for compost -- Garlic, planted in autumn before a long, cold winter, shoots to life with wild exuberance each spring, leaping, coiling and twisting to life. The long, writhing garlic stems are snipped off by farmers to boost growth of the bulb. Many farmers simply compost the curly stems, called garlic scapes. Other farmers take them to market, but their challenge is not just selling scapes but explaining them. Massed together, scapes look like a pit of unruly snakes. By Clare Howard of the Peoria Journal Star.

THE BEER NUT: First Boston Beer Week a big success -- Boston often gets overlooked when it comes to discussions about the best beer cities in the U.S., but last week's Boston Beer Week gave the Hub a chance to showcase why it really is a great place to grab a pint. By Norman Miller of The MetroWest Daily News.

WINE WISDOM: My idea of a fine wine -- My goal is to educate wine drinkers and those new to wine to the wonders of this marvelous potion. Let's review some of the highlights of my wine philosophy. By Mark P. Vincent of The MetroWest Daily News.

FRANK MULLIGAN: A paper trail leading nowhere -- I suffer from a condition that I’ve never seen described in the medical literature. This is not terribly surprising since I’ve never consulted the medical literature. Simply put, I have an uncanny knack of misplacing paperwork I need while managing to compile paperwork over the course of decades that I will never, ever have any use for.

LOST IN SUBURBIA: The camp packing list - Rather than leave it up to us parents to try to figure out what to send with our children to sleepaway camp, most camps will provide a packing list to help guide us. Unfortunately, the packing list itself sent me into a tailspin. “TWENTY-FOUR pair of underwear? Twenty-four?! Really?!” I asked incredulously as I checked over the camp list. By Tracy Beckerman.

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5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions: Observe Take Your Dog to Work Day, watch “Grown Ups,” watch the World Cup and/or Wimbledon and more.

- Localization tip: List any strawberry farms and/or farmers markets, list good picnicking spots, give theater and pub info, and list any dog shelters.

MOVIE REVIEW: Cruise and Diaz a comedic dream team in 'Knight and Day' -- Welcome back Tom Cruise. We missed you. And, frankly, we were worried about you, especially in the wake of your pogoing on Oprah’s couch and the sudden fascination with Nazi war heroes. But with “Knight and Day,” your shot-in-Boston romantic-action-spy comedy, you’re your old, funny, charming self again. By Al Alexander of The Patriot Ledger.

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: Celebrating July Fourth

MICHELLE TEHEUX: The unemployment experience - There are two versions of the unemployment experience out there. First, there are the hard workers who are diligently searching for a job, working on their resumes, networking and generally doing all they can do to find another job. There are also a certain number of people who are enjoying the time off and only going through the motions of searching for work.

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DAVE RAMSEY: Teach kids about money early - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on children and money, and “gazelle intensity.”

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

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