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NOTE: GateHouse News Service will publish a carousel item to your sites on Wednesday previewing this weekend's NFL draft. Much of the content and video will come from Pro Football Weekly. This item will be updated Thursday night after the first round, Friday with that day's developments, and after the conclusion of the draft Saturday after 7 p.m. Central.
We will also publish an item on the outcome of Tuesday's primary elections.
INNER CIRCLE: 163 certified after Day 5
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NFL DRAFT PREVIEW PAGE: With expert news and analysis from Pro Football Weekly
-- Look for a draft recap page on GHNS by 7 p.m. CDT Saturday
KIDZBUZZ: William Shakespeare created words we still use today
MOTHER'S DAY CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x596773012/Reader-callout-Draw-your-mom-for-Mothers-Day
SUMMER BOOMERS: A summer salad recipe, safe travel tips, home advice from HGTV's Mike Holmes
MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: Know your delegates
PROM PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1274363769/Reader-callout-Prom-photos
*NOTE: This is May's syndicated Local Loop callout
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER QUARTER PAGE: 4 ways to celebrate
APPLE: Apple faces Sherman's march -- Apple should gird itself as antitrust lawyers prepare to march through its books. By Dana Blankenhorn, The Street
WEEK AHEAD: Markets face housing data, French elections in coming week -- The major stock market averages are flirting with critical support levels. Will the bulls defend these levels next week? By Andrea Tse, The Street
CONVERTIBLES: 10 great convertibles for this summer -- Commuters shouldn't be spending their summer drive in a dark cabin built to withstand a blizzard. By Jason Notte, The Street
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
GORBACHEV: Gorbachev urges U.S. leadership on global problems - In order to remain engaged in helping resolve global problems, Mikhail Gorbachev said the United States must respect other nations. The former head of the Soviet Union spoke Saturday evening at the second annual World Leaders Forum held by Judson University. By Jerry Moore, Chicago Suburban.
HOME HELP: Bring the black -- weekly Home Help with items on decorating with black, dwarf fruit trees, electronics recycling and more. GHNS
HOMEFIX: Putting shingles over wet plywood likely to lead to problems - Q: Shortly after it was built, we noticed a slightly lifted-looking horizontal line (shingles not flat as the others) on the upper-left area of the roof when looking at the front of the house. By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.
101 IDEAS: Dining-room storage tips - Expert designers share their favorite dining-room storage tips. From bookshelves and floating shelves to buffets and baskets, discover what works best for your space and design style. By Kayla Kitts, Scripps.
JULIE FAY: Spring cleaning requires a small start -- Spring cleaning has never been high on my list of preferred activities, ranking somewhere between being stuck in traffic and getting a root canal. For the past several years, my spring-cleaning philosophy has been defined by a needlepoint picture my mother made in the 1970s. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Tips for a safe gardening workout -- Gardening and yard work have many benefits. In addition to providing stress relief and an outlet for creativity, gardening and yard work are excellent activities to get us moving. Elizabeth Doherty / MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: New blood test found for Down syndrome -- In the new test, the fetal blood is tested for an excessive amount of chromosome 21 DNA, which indicates the presence of an extra 21 chromosome, trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
LORETTA LAROCHE: Fight worrying with happy thoughts -- It’s true that there are a lot of reasons to worry. Most of the time, we are inundated with information that makes us want to crawl into a hole and stay there. Our hunter/gatherer origins were predicated on survival and, in order to do so, worrying was a necessity. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
DR. JEFF HERSH: Polyps cause concern about cancer -- A: Colonic polyps are collections of cells arising and protruding from the inside lining of the colon. About two-thirds of colonic polyps are benign tumors (non-cancerous adenomas), most others being hyperplastic tissue (abnormal proliferation of cells) or other benign growths. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
LESSONS FROM CANCER: The good, bad and ugly of living with cancer - It was a good day yesterday in spite of feeling awful. I actually saw some rays of sunshine through my clouds, and now that I’m laying in bed reflecting on it, I’m breathing in some much needed relief. By Joyce Rothman, GHNS.
JEFF VRABEL: Technology and Tupac - Despite growing up in a reasonably comfortable Indiana suburb, I never really got into the music of Tupac Shakur. This put me in direct conflict with my younger brother, Dave. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
* Facebook/poll idea: Do you think the Tupac hologram was a good idea?
JIM HILLIBISH: It causes guilt, but we keep on shakin’ salt -- It had to happen: A British study shows a low-salt diet does not prevent heart disease. “Fruit, exercise and not smoking are far more important,” says the report. Canton (Ohio) Repository
DOMINIC GENETTI: Catholics want sainthood for America's first black priest -- Father Augustine Tolton was the first African-American priest ordained into the Catholic Church in the United States, and many don’t know that it was in Missouri where he was born a slave but grew up to become a servant of God. Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
LOVERBOY: Loverboy is still ‘Working for the Weekend’ - It’s pretty much a given that on any Friday afternoon, some classic rock station somewhere in America (maybe it’s every classic rock station, everywhere) will be playing “Working for the Weekend.” The driving rocker by the Canadian band Loverboy first hit the airwaves in 1981, and immediately became a radio staple. The video of the song was one of the early hits on MTV. By Ed Symkus, MetroWest, Mass.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
RICK HOLMES: High cost of a lock-‘em-up mentality - America is not a nation of criminals. We are not the most lawless country on earth. Our symbol is the light of freedom, not the darkness of the prison cell, or at least we like to think so. The numbers tell a different story. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.
More in cartoons and columns at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
AUTO BITS: How automotive technology lightens the burden on drivers' budgets - Click the link below for the weekly auto rail, with a look at automotive technology, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. Or check out these other links. 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: Readers love Hudsons, too - Greg, you incurred some of my best childhood memories when reading this history of the Hudson car company! By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
SHOESTRING LIVING: Important financial goals for the year ahead - With tax season a recent blip in our rearview mirrors, you likely have a great idea of your fiscal fitness. With such a current view of your finances and your successes (or failures) over the last year, take this prime opportunity to set some goals for the next year. Here are some items to look into and then check off your list. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
ON COMPUTERS: DIY home security units get cheaper and better -- I had a chance to test drive Lorex’s new $178-wireless camera system. I’d set aside a day for installation. It took 12 minutes. The computer/DVR inside its 9-inch color LED screen does everything. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business