National budget 7.6.12

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GateHouse News Service national budget 7.6.12


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SUMMER OLYMPICS PREVIEW PAGES: Four broadsheet pages on new sports, Team USA athletes to watch, about the venues and more

JULY RADARFROG PAGE: Barbecue on a budget

JULY FAMILY: 8 ways to save on summer, how to build a treehouse, simple party food recipes



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HEALTH WATCH: On-the-go snacks -- weekly Health Watch with preparing healthy snacks ahead of time, new research on smart children, ways to stay hydrated and more. GHNS

ANNE MAZAR: Effective, humane ways to control beavers -- Yes, beavers are busy and can transform a landscape. What most people do not realize is that they are extremely beneficial to humans and wildlife, and we can coexist under most circumstances. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)

JIM HILLIBISH: Strained American yogurt — it’s Greek to us -- I’m in line at the grocery checkout when the woman behind me knocks me on the shoulder and says, “No.” She grabs my tub of Yoplait yogurt. “Get this instead,” she insists, handing me a tub of Greek yogurt. “Then write about it.” Canton (Ohio) Repository

JUDI LEAMING: Think twice about grandma’s canning advice -- Some of you may have memories of your mother or grandmother slaving in a hot (non-air-conditioned) kitchen canning tomatoes or peaches or pickles that they had picked earlier in the day from their gardens. Dover Post (De.)

TREASURES: Christofle silver-plate spoons made in Paris -- Yes, we know there is a rather vague reference to a silversmith working in Ohio who was named "Christofle." He was briefly mentioned in "Early Ohio Silversmiths and Pewterers, 1787-1847" by Rhea Mansfield Knittle, but we are sure these spoons were not made by this person. Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson/ Scripps Howard News Service

HOBBIES: Dress up your table with a paper runner -- I love making get-togethers feel extra-special -- from a small dinner gathering with friends to a child's birthday party. And I love a quick and simple project that I can whip up before guests arrive to make the atmosphere really festive. Dena Fishbein/ Scripps Howard News Service

YARDSMART: Rose hips pack a powerful nutrition punch -- I have always grown roses for their large red berrylike fruit known as the hip. It forms in the wake of a fertilized flower. During World War II, the British discovered that rose hips contain more vitamin C per ounce than citrus. Maureen Gilmer/ Scripps Howard News Service

GARDENER: Keep compass points in mind when planting -- Foundation plantings help frame a home and anchor it to its site. They make a natural transition from the building to the land. But houses have at least four walls, each facing a different direction. Joe Lamp'l/ Scripps Howard News Service

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Preparedness author Lisa Bedford - Housewife and home school mother Lisa Bedford did what so many mothers are doing, stocking up on supplies, making survival kits and ensuring her family not only knew where those items were, but how and when to use them. Disaster is traditionally considered some long-term life-changing event, such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and even war. But disaster can also be construed as the shutdown of a city’s water supply or the loss of electrical power for a day or more. Just go to your local grocery anytime the weatherman predicts a blizzard, drought or the possibility of downed power lines, and you’ll quickly grasp, via the empty shelves, that last minute hording isn’t a viable plan. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.

WALTZ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Take This Waltz' prone to clumsy missteps - Writer-director Sarah Polley's sophomore effort, “Take This Waltz,” dances to the beat of a simmering romantic triangle with two left feet. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

* Facebook idea: Ask fans to give their reviews of this film.

ROME REVIEW: Movie review: Woody goes to Italy for 'To Rome With Love' - Italy may be experiencing dire economic woes, but its chief asset, amore, continues to thrive in Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love.” By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

* Facebook idea: Ask fans to give their reviews of this film.

MOVIE MAN: It pays to watch ‘Crime Does Not Pay’ DVDs - The secret superpower of Warner Bros. Archives program is that it makes its DVDs on demand, meaning the movies don’t have to appeal to a wide audience. That’s why you’ll see (and I’ve reviewed) oddities of all sorts — comedies from the forgotten comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey, the Dogville shorts of the 1930s (with actual dogs!) and, my personal favorite, “Five Star Final,” the craziest newspaper movie ever made. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.

THE BACON BROTHERS: Michael and Kevin -- Michael Bacon is a cellist and composer of film and TV soundtracks. His brother, Kevin, is ... well, you know who Kevin Bacon is and what he does. “Mystic River,” “Apollo 13,” “Tremors.” Yeah, that Kevin Bacon. Ed Symkus/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Health insurance and mandate -- Dave Granlund on the health care law and the tea party. GHNS

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Millions injured as pundits and politicians rush to judgment after Supreme Court decision - In a scene more reminiscent of soccer hooligans than the political elite, millions of expensively-suited and Loafered political aides and on-camera personnel rushed into the streets of Washington, brandishing notepads filled with talking points, screaming legal epithets and smashing windows in buildings along K Street and other tony sections in the nation’s capital. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.

LISA YATES: We can change the system every time we eat a meal - Like most people, price and convenience drive my food choices. I frequently roll through Sonic and order the same thing: A junior deluxe burger, with no onions, and lemonade. The total comes to something like $3.14. It's fast, easy and it tastes good. What's wrong with that? One of the big problems is that fast food has become the norm, not just for me but for my generation and those that follow. By Lisa Yates, Gonzales, La.

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ERIC P BLOOM: 10 things your department can do during slow work times - Wow, in today’s economy and business environment this may seem like a very strange time to be writing about what to do when your group has extra time on their hands. In many cases, staff reductions over the last few years have left companies lean to the point of very often being understaffed to perform needed tasks. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.

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