National budget 6.1.11
GateHouse News Service national budget 6.1.11
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WAKE UP CALL: Do cellphones cause cancer?
TORNADO: Joplin tornado content receives almost 500K GH page views
NASCAR PAGE: 4 questions about STP 400
KIDZBUZZ: How to make ice cream
-- NOTE: The final KidzBuzz page of the school year will publish June 3. It will return weekly in the fall.
JULY FAMILY: Save on amusement park tickets, fun car-ride games for kids and a no-cook dinner recipe
BUYING INSURANCE PAGE: Making sure you have enough coverage
GRADUATION PHOTO CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x243993933/Reader-callout-Graduation-photos
JUNE RADARFROG PRODUCTS: Baby food on a budget; air-dry laundry and save
FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Patriotic quotes
FATHER'S DAY PAGE: Gifts kids can make for Dad
FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts about the flag you might not have known
AC: 10 air conditioning mistakes to avoid - For most homes in warm climates, air conditioning uses more electricity than any other use — up to 70 percent of a summer electric bill, according to some estimates. However, there are ways for most people to reduce this load by changing their air conditioning habits. Here are the biggest air conditioning mistakes people make, and how to reduce use and electric bills. By Steve Graham, Hometalk.
HOME HELP: Deck it out - Weekly Home Help with items on repairing or building a new deck, the Google Wallet app, planting with containers and more. By GHNS.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: It ain't over till the fat lip stings - I’m one of those people who buys a lot of toys for my dog. Maybe I do it out of guilt for those times I leave him home alone while I run out to go shopping, do errands or whatever. So what if I bribe my dog with squeaky, fuzzy and tuggy things? I do the same thing with my kids and they seem OK with it. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
KENT BUSH: Adoption becomes legal after months of delays - It is incredible how many similarities there are between your wife having a child and adopting a 4-year old from Ethiopia. The latest similarity came Tuesday morning when we got word that our adoption was officially legal. After months of delays, our paperwork finally went through. The feelings that came over me Tuesday morning were very much like when my wife's delivery date for our son came. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
More lifestyles content at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include celebrating National Doughnut Day and National Trails Day, and heading to the theater for “X-Men: First Class.”
* Localization tip: Replace any of these items with a big local happening; list any Doughnut Day fundraisers; list places people can help out on National Trail Day; and list events or ways to participate in World Environment Day.
BOOK NOTES: Sex and the senior citizen - Joan Price’s new book, “Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex,” is a candid, generous gift to young and old alike. Price, along with many medical specialists, therapists and people struggling with sexual concerns, speaks frankly and compassionately about subjects many of us are too embarrassed to broach — much to our great disadvantage. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
More entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Cellphone health risk. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Cyber attacks and the Pentagon response. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
EDITORIAL: House sends message on Afghanistan - It didn't get much notice, but last week the U.S. House of Representatives came within a dozen votes of telling the administration to get us out of Afghanistan. By MetroWest, Mass.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: Democracy talks — listen up! - The new book “Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues” contains much thoughtful analysis, offering a unique portrait of the state of America. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post, N.Y.
GREG ALLEN: What did Memorial Day mean to you? - To be frank, I never used to give Memorial Day much thought. Like many, I thought it meant a paid day off, burgers on the grill, a parade or maybe something like the trifecta of motorsports for a day - the Grand Prix of Monaco in the morning, the Indy 500 at noon and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at night. My thoughts had no doubt been flawed, for it’s none of the above. By Greg Allen, GHNS columnist.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
DAVE RAMSEY: Getting back on track financially - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on the debt cycle and paying off your mortgage. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
MAKING CENTS: Don't delay your estate planning decisions - Far too many people delay their planning and speculate about anticipated rule changes and tax policies, then allow that speculation to drive their actions - or inactions. Specifically, when it comes to estate planning, I have never seen so many people sitting on their hands waiting for the new rules to be announced as I saw last year. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
CHECKOUT LANE: 3 choices for a new lawn - When choosing a method to either grow or install your new lawn, there are three choices - dry-seeding, hydroseeding or sod installation. By Shaunna Gately, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tip: Talk to lawn experts in your area and add or swap out their quotes and advice.
More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
DIAMOND DIRT: Pick a patriotic cap already - MLB's Stars and Stripes caps are nice for those American holidays during the baseball season, but can the league decided on a more consistent design? It makes baseball look a little desperate for attention. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
More in sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports