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AUGUST FAMILY MAGAZINE: Always there
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Tips on school safety, trends, teacher communication and more
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AUGUST RADARFROG PAGE: Back to school
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Apple Poll: Cook's Doing a Great Job
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LOST IN SUBURBIA: The Mommy from the Black Lagoon - There are some women who wake up and they look fresh as a daisy. When I wake up, I look like a dead daisy that got sprayed with weed killer and then got trampled by a herd of stampeding elephants. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
HOME COLORS: Alternatives to decor color trends - Color trends change every three to four years. The American market is saturated with the color trend of that moment, as manufacturers produce it in textiles, paint, clothing, automobiles, china, napkins and more. But what do you do if you do not like the current trends? Don’t use them! Select a personal palate that suits your needs. By By Lee Anne Culpepper, Networx.
HOME STYLE: Mistakes to avoid when choosing a sofa - When you think about it, a lot of life happens on your sofa. This all-important piece of furniture needs to fit you, your home and your lifestyle. To ensure you get a sofa that's just right, avoid these five common mistakes. By Mary Carol Garrity, Scripps Howard.
GARDENER: A second bloom for perennials - There's nothing more rewarding to a gardener than watching a garden come to life after a long winter. But as the summer progresses, many of those wonderful blooming plants start to look a little worse for the wear. A lot of that worn look comes from spent flowers going to seed. The cure is deadheading. By Joe Lamp’l, Scripps Howard.
TREEHOUSE: What a treehouse! - Horace Burgess didn't need blueprints to build a 10-story, 14,000-plus-square-foot treehouse that towers over surrounding oaks and that thousands of people flock to each year. God was his architect. By Amy McRary, Scripps Howard.
BEER NUT: Portico is an uncommon brewery - The brainchild of friends Alex Rabe and Alex Zielke, the Portico Brewing Company is hoping to impress better beer drinkers with its beers with the motto "Put some design in your stein." By Norman Miller, MetroWest, Mass.
FOOD SAFETY: Here's how to stay safe when cooking outdoors -- Here are more tips for keeping foods safe when cooking outdoors. Sources are USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, National Restaurant Association and www.epicurious.com. Kathryn Rem/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
INTERIORS: State-of-the-art kitchen appliances -- Are you in the market for state-of-the-art, high-tech kitchen appliances? OK, so even if you're not, this might still be of interest even if just out of curiosity. Let's check it out. Rosemary Sadez Friedmann/ Scripps Howard News Service
ASK THE PLUMBER: A drop-in versus an under-mount sink -- Q: My wife and I can't decide on what type of kitchen sink to get for our new stone countertops. We're down to choosing an under-mount or a drop-in. Other than price, are there advantages if we install a drop-in style sink instead of an under-mount? -- Bill, Illinois Ed Del Grande/ Scripps Howard News Service
TREASURES: Rusted weather vane still can point to cash -- I have a railroad weather vane that is made from iron that has rusted, leaving none of the original paint. It still has the directional part and what appears to be the original rod that attached it to the building. Any information and a value would be appreciated. Scripps Howard News Service
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5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include five ways to have fun this Olympic weekend. By GHNS.
Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for any local Olympic events, or add any pertinent local information to any of these items.
EVANESCENCE TOUR: Evanescence embraces social media for national Carnival of Madness tour -- The Grammy Award-winning Evanescence tops a five-band rock bill dubbed the Carnival of Madness, which kicks off July 31 in Springfield, Ill., and will travel around the country throughout August. Brien Murphy/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
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EDITORIAL: Two keys to successful enterprises - There’s an argument going on, and sometimes it sounds like people who basically agree screaming at each other over nothing. By MetroWest, Mass.
EDITORIAL: Penn State sanctions a lesson for big-time sports - Some sins are so unforgivable, the cultures in which they happen so toxic, that a seriously-get-your-attention slap is the only real option. So it goes with Penn State and the NCAA, which on Monday fined the university $60 million in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, banned the football program from post-season play for four years and reduced the number of scholarships it can extend. By Peoria, Ill.
MICHELLE TEHEUX: Are you a member of the Muddle Class? -- But isn’t it crazy to talk so much about the so-called middle class without having even the haziest definition of what we mean? Shouldn’t we define our terms? I think it would be useful if the government would come up with a clear definition. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
JERRY MOORE: Should Colorado shooting raise issue of gun control? -- But every once in a while, a deranged individual will take advantage of our freedoms and rationalize that violence is good. There is no feasible way to prevent such incidents like this from ever occurring. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a vigorous debate on how to limit access to guns. Suburban Life Publications (Ill.)
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BIZ BITS: Five ways to invest in gold - Weekly business rail, with tips on investing in gold, BBB warning about the fraudulent utility bailout, 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.
DAVE RAMSEY: Bad boat deal - Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on exchanging goods while trying to get out of debt, and impulse spending. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
DEAR MONTY: CEO negotiates relocation package - Monty, I am a CEO contemplating an offer for a change of venue and job. More than ever, the relocation package quality can make or break a deal. Is there a checklist, or something that could help me quantify what a white glove relocation package would entail and cost? By Richard Montgomery, GHNS.
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KANSAS OLYMPIAN: Kansas Olympian Amy Hastings arrives in London, shares experience -- In late June, Amy Hastings of Leavenworth, Kan., qualified for the U.S. Track and Field Team that will be competing in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympics. Brent Lager/ Leavenworth Times (Kan.)
MICHIGAN OLYMPIAN: Michigan Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt has her eyes on gold -- Four years ago, Allison Schmitt was happy to achieve her dream of being on the Olympic team. Now heading to London, she is swimming at a record pace and looking for gold. Dan D'Addona/ The Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
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