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WAKE UP CALL!: What to know about U.S.'s salmonella outbreak
STORY COMMENTS: Learning from Deseret News' "Waving Dad" story
SEO BLOG: Video, images need keywords, too
NASCAR PAGE: A look at the Race to the Chase drivers at the midpoint
KIDZBUZZ: Campfire games at home
-- NOTE: This is the final KidzBuzz page of the school year. It will return weekly Aug. 19.
JULY FAMILY: Save on amusement park tickets, fun car-ride games for kids and a no-cook dinner recipe
FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Patriotic quotes
FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts about the flag you might not have known
RELIGION NEWS: Law of the land in Egypt -- weekly Religion News with items on a new survey that asks if new Egyptian laws should be based on the Quran, “Not a Fan” by Kyle Idleman and more. By GHNS
WISE TO THE WORD: Zwieback -- This stems from the old German practice of twice-baking bread. Slices are returned to the oven and baked again until golden, crisp and dry as a cracker. This adds a hint of sweetness and definitely a lot of crunch. It often is sold as baby food as it is easily digested. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
KITCHEN CALL: We’ve all got a Little Italy -- John Mariani, Esquire Magazine’s food and travel writer, is launching his latest book this week, “How Italian Food Conquered the World.” The hefty, zesty volume traces Italian food from obscure home cooking to its popular present. Linda Bassett/ North Shore Sunday (Boston)
RECIPE: Make your own dilly of a piccalilli -- Heading to your corner bar and grill, where they were sure to have the “best piccalilli in town” along with their perfection of the cheeseburger. Pick up a pint and sneak it back home. Remember that relish flavor? It always was an intriguing melding of cucumber, peppers, onions, tomatoes, cabbage and “secret” spice blends. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
GEORGE LITTLE: Tick talk about Lyme disease -- Ticks don’t jump out of trees. They live in the tall grass or low brush and attach themselves to warm-blooded creatures giving off carbon dioxide. You and I are on the menu. Some researchers say ticks can detect a warm-blooded creature from 18 feet away. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
DIANA BOGGIA: Dinner can be saved despite sensory issues - Mealtime became easier when Mom understood that her daughter couldn’t tolerate warm food, that she was extra sensitive to temperature, and to her, it was burning hot. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
DOWN SYNDROME: John Reilly: Down syndrome? To her parents, she's just another kid - To Gregg and Lucy Rogers, a daughter with Down syndrome is just another kid. “Every kid presents challenges. Right now I’m trying to figure out how to stop my oldest from sending 4,000 texts a month. Sure, at times Genevieve requires a little more work. More effort. But I laugh every day. And how many people can say that? I guess I’ve learned to appreciate things differently.” By John Reilly, The Patriot Ledger.
ASK THE VET: Preparing your cats for a flight - Q: I’m planning to fly with my two cats. They will be in the cabin with me. I know that one of them will NOT tolerate being picked up to be carried through the metal detector. Some friends suggested sedation but I wanted to know how safe that is. By Dr. Ray Cahill, North Shore, Mass.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Judy Moody,' 'Super 8' and other movies opening this week - The popular children’s books by Megan McDonald, who also wrote the script, get the big-screen treatment in "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer." By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
* Poll readers about which of these movies they most want to see.
‘SUPER 8’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Super 8' is a big rip-off - Tonight we’re going to party like it’s 1979. That’s the rote theme of “Super 8,” J.J. Abrams’ version of a Steven Spielberg tribute band planting a big wet one on the hinny of the godfather of spacemen movies. It copies Spielberg like “Hangover 2” copies “The Hangover” in creating a bit of unwelcome déjà vu that will have theatergoers running for the exits screaming “rip-off.” By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
STAY TUNED: 'The Killing': Crime dramas should be more like this - The popularity of “Law and Order” and “48 Hours Mystery,” not to mention the Crime & Investigation Network, suggests that as an audience, we enjoy a good crime story. Maybe it's the suspense involved in solving a mystery. Or maybe it's the gratifying sense of justice served. Whatever the appeal, the genre has been a steady presence on the small screen since Perry Mason tried his cases. The latest addition to the mix is “The Killing.” By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
* Poll readers if they think “The Killing” is a great crime show, a bad one, etc.
FARR SIDE: Music backs up Lady Gaga's sales - Lady Gaga might be singing about being on the edge of glory, but she’s on the verge of greatness. Her newest album, “Born This Way,” commanded the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 200 Albums chart with sales of 1.1 million units sold. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
* Poll readers about what they thought of Lady Gaga’s album.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Grads and jobs. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
BIZ BITS: Steps to take when considering a career change - Weekly business rail, with career-change tips, BBB warning about wedding service providers and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.
DIAMOND DIRT: Making someone's day with an autograph - I always thought it'd be great to be a professional baseball player and enjoy the perks of stardom. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.