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BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips on school safety, trends, teacher communication and more
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FAMILY TIME: How to create the perfect children’s room - Weekly family rail, with tips on designing your child’s room, a review of “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.
HOMEFIX: Repairing a hardwood floor by adding support underneath - Q: My 91-year-young mother is still in the house she's lived in her entire married life. Though termite prevention has been used, I am noticing soft spots in some sections of the floor that normally are covered by furniture. Is there a way to perhaps install new flooring here and there as opposed to tearing up everything? Change does not make her happy. Her rationale is that she sees no reason to start a project that may not be finished before she is no longer in her home. By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.
101 IDEAS: Choosing the right color scheme - Are you unhappy with your home's interior design? If so, you may be the victim of a bad color scheme. It's no secret that color can either make or break a design, but, luckily, neither is finding out how to choose the perfect color palette for you. By HGTV/Scripps Howard.
BUTTONED UP: Organizing a dorm room - Organization, or lack thereof, is something that plagues college students. Nowhere is this issue more apparent than in cramped, shared dorm rooms. Disorganization breeds distractibility, tension and even poor grades. Do yourself a favor and get ahead of chaos by setting up your dorm room, and by extension, your college life so that you're organized and in control from the start. By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore, Scripps Howard.
CANDICE TELLS ALL: Trendy reno puts urban spin on dated family room - Rina is a city girl through and through. Husband Nilesh enjoys living in their new suburban home, and wants to help his wife get over her culture shock so they can settle down and enjoy their new space. The solution? I was hired to bring the city to suburbia. By Candice Olson, Scripps Howard.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Cheese, please -- weekly Food for Thought with how to use cheese with your grilled goodies, a recipe for a Porter Beer Burger with Gouda, safety tips for storing eggs and more. GHNS
YARDSMART: Protecting a young fruit tree in the summer -- Anyone with a young fruit tree should understand the three fundamentals of summer care that keep these plants healthy, protected and growing as vigorously as possible. Scripps Howard News Service
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Take preventive measures to avoid drowning -- Various factors can increase the risk of drowning, and they include being a male younger than age 14, no supervision, a history of participating in risky behaviors, alcohol use and having a limited education. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
OVER THE COUNTER: Holistic medicine can be good for pets, too -- Starting in the late 1800s, veterinarians used homeopathic and natural cures. Today, there are veterinarians whose practices are almost exclusively homeopathic. Homeopathy is the practice of treating a patient with a disease or ailment using a highly diluted form of a substance to help the body alleviate symptoms. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DR. JEFF HERSH: Cerebral palsy affects 3 per every 1,000 -- Q: What exactly is cerebral palsy? A: Cerebral palsy is a general term that describes disorders of movement, muscle tone, gait and/or posture that are caused by a primary brain dysfunction prior to age 3. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
TWIN BUFFALOS: It's twins! Buffalo calves born on Michigan farm -- The birth of twin bison is big news in the bison-breeding world. But on July 16, twins were born on a farm in Saranac, Mich., on Thundering Hooves Bison Farm. Karen Bota/ The Ionia Sentinel-Standard (Mich.)
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NOTE: Dave Granlund will be off until later in the week. Here are several toons from him you can use in his absence:
- Penn State sanctions.
- World obesity
- US prison system
- TV news
KENT BUSH: A thoughtful look at gun control - This weekend, I violated the prime directive of the National Rifle Association. I encouraged a meaningful discussion on gun control. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
* Poll idea: Run a poll asking a question about gun control.
EDITORIAL: Colorado theater shooting shatters yet another safe haven - Another blow to our country's innocence, another safe haven violated with grotesque and violent horror. Last week's Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting massacre during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" is one more dagger to the heart of the American way of life. By Hornell, N.Y.
EDITORIAL: Let’s focus on the victims of the Colorado shooting - The names of the victims are now known. The stories of uncommon heroism are emerging. Details are leaking about how this crime of crimes came to be. The past and peculiarities of the person allegedly responsible are becoming known. By Peoria, Ill.
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OLYMPIC UNIFORMS: Dominic Genetti: Olympic uniforms made in China will be sad for USA -- We’re the richest, most powerful country in the world, and we can’t even produce American-made uniforms for our athletes. It’s sad, absolutely sad. Ralph Lauren should have had second thoughts –– they should have just made the uniforms in the U.S. Dominic Genetti/ Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
AMY GEHRT: Ron Santo takes rightful place in Cooperstown -- One of Ron Santo’s biggest dreams was realized Sunday as, at long last, the Chicago Cubs legend was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
DIAMOND DIRT: Steroid users are not Hall of Famers - Every year the new inductees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown spur a debate. It’s usually civilized disagreements, as they should be. Everyone has an opinion on certain ballplayers getting the game’s highest honor, however, it appears upcoming inductions may be surrounded by controversy. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
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