National budget 7.13.12

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STORY IDEA: Is there adequate mental health care for seniors in your community?

BEST OF THE DAY: Multimedia coverage drives pageviews

EDITING WORDS: AP style on 'heat wave'


NASCAR PAGE: How some of the sport's greatest drivers would fare today


SUMMER HEALTHY LIVING: Proper grilling, travel tips, health apps


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

The Street

CONSUMER NEWS: 10 fastest-growing drunk nations

HOUSING: 5 great cities for Gen Y'ers

JOBS: A new (older) take on internships

WALL STREET: The five dumbest things on Wall Street this week

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HEALTH WATCH: Boot camps -- weekly Health Watch with why boot camps are great for your fitness routine, how to eat less with small easy steps, why infants are healthier with dogs around and more. GHNS

KENT BUSH: Forced to unplug while on vacation - I hate being unplugged. I know. I know. I’m on vacation. It is great to be forced not to work and be able to just relax. But I don’t relax. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

LOOKING UP: Summer nights have more of us ‘looking up’ - Summertime tends to bring the most attention to the night sky. Despite the fact you have to wait up longer to see anything, warmer nights are quite an attraction. Another factor is more people are spending time outdoors, often on vacation. Campers thrill at the stars, especially if they come from urban areas. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.

RECIPE: Raspberry lemonade pie -- Extreme heat can leave you parched and petulant. Here’s a way to cool off and cheer up: Make a luscious raspberry lemonade pie. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

FOOD HISTORY: Vegetarians celebrate Grecian priestess -- Vegetarians across the world will gathered on July 11 for the Feast of Theano, their patron saint who was one of the earliest to argue the animal cause in the sixth century B.C. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

WINEMAKER AWARDS: Amateur winemaker wins big awards for fine honey wine -- Wondering why a doc might be an expert on honey wine? Because about four years ago, Meniru renewed his interest in winemaking, which first began as a teenager in Nigeria. Over the years, Meniru has made plenty of traditional wine, but more recently, he became fascinated by mead. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

DAN SEABORN/ RELIGION: Left at the altar is not right -- In California, the average cost is $41,000 to $68,000, while in New York, the average is $20,000 to $33,000. Regardless of where you live, that’s a lot of coin! The question is, who is responsible to cover the cost of all the deposits when love goes awry? Dan Seaborn/ Holland Sentinel (Mich.)

DALE BYERS/ RELIGION: Guilt and forgiveness  -- We all sin and fail. It is part of human nature. The emotions of anger and guilt often follow the death of a loved one. Sometimes our guilt is an assumed guilt and we think, “If only I had…” or “Why didn’t I…?” Holland Sentinel (Mich.)

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Chocolate enthusiast Laura Florand - Laura Florand’s real life is the stuff romance novels are made of, which is a good thing since her debut novel, “Blame It on Paris,” was just that – a semiautobiographical accounting of her odyssey into love and marriage. Four marriages to be exact, or rather four weddings, all to the same man. Add two overflowing septic tanks and a French minister who turned to the groom and said, “Love is kind. So no matter how much your wife deserves a beating from time to time, young Sebastien, you should try to be generous and restrain yourself,” and readers should get the idea Laura’s life journey is anything but ordinary. Oh, and chocolate. Add lots of chocolate. Read the book and you’ll understand. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.

NEIL YOUNG REVIEW: Movie review: 'Neil Young Journeys' more than a concert film - Every couple of years, director Jonathan Demme and singer-songwriter-rocker Neil Young get together to document what Neil’s up to onstage at the time. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.

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

MOVIE MAN: Early Hitchcock movie points to path of his genius - “The 39 Steps” is early Hitchcock, but it’s not great Hitchcock. It does, however, point the way to later, greater Hitchcock — specifically, his 1959 classic, “North by Northwest.” And that alone makes it very interesting Hitchcock. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: US Olympic uniforms made in China -- Dave Granlund on the U.S. Olympic uniforms being made in China. GHNS

EDITORIAL: Game, set, match for professional tennis - Great eras in any discipline come and go, even when nobody's paying attention. Arguably the golden era of professional tennis is now, even with fewer people watching. By Peoria, Ill.

* Poll idea: Ask fans if they watched any of the Wimbledon matches.

PHILIP MADDOCKS: President calls for temporarily extending the privilege to use financial chicanery to the middle class - Drawing a contrast with what he called Republican trickle-down economics, President Barack Obama on Monday called for temporarily extending the privilege to use accounting gimmicks and complex and legally suspect financial instruments to the middle class. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.

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ERIC P BLOOM: The importance of hiring the right people - In this week’s column, I would like to discuss hiring from a different perspective, namely, the importance of hiring the right people. By the right people, I don’t necessarily mean hiring the person who is the smartest, the most experienced, the most educated, etc. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.

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