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ETHICS, LEGAL conference call with lawyer set for Tuesday:
FACEOFF: Richard Lodge, Carol Dumas debate newsroom issue: When do you include a photo and name of a victim in a domestic that turned into an attempted murder charge?
JUNE PAGES: Among the Niche pages for June uploaded to the news service, you’ll find one on summer movie previews.
Check out the page gallery to see all seven June pages, including five great Father’s Day gifts, picking a flat-screen TV, eco-friendly landscaping with rubber mulch, outfitting your Little Leaguer, test your Flag Day IQ and 4-H’ers who credit the club for their success.

LOOKING UP: Get up and greet the milkman and enjoy what the early morning sky has to offer.

REDUCING CARBON: Reducing carbon footprint can ease conscience -- and fatten wallet

GARAGE SALE: Your junk might be another's jewels
THE JAZZ BEAT: 'Kind of Blue' the best ever?
NATTY AND NICE: The world is flats – fashion finds we think you’ll love.
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deception’ deceives - When a thriller is not a thriller, that is indeed "Deception,'' a bastion of truth in advertising that regrettably lives up to its title. Ledger, Alexander, on wire now
With photo

MOVIE REVIEW: Boy turns Down Syndrome around in ‘Praying with Lior’. Ledger, Dreyfus, on wire now
With photos
GRANLUND: On rice rationing in the U.S.
GARY BROWN: WD-40's list of sticky situations
GUEST COLUMN: POPULAR VOTE A FLAWED IDEA: The electoral college, by fostering a consensus candidate mentality, is simply one mechanism of curbing the "tyranny of the majority" and avoiding the dangers of a pure democracy. Ledger, Nicole Mammeralla, 6 p.m.
With headshot
GUEST COLUMN: THE BUCK STOPS HERE: According to the U.S. Census, women were paid only 77 cents for every dollar a man earned last year. And my husband is mad as hell about it. Ledger, Liz O'Donnell, 6 p.m.
With headshot

AROUND BASEBALL: Former big-leaguer, coach Art Kusnyer battling eye problems. CALL / CANTON
ERIC McHUGH: Predicting the 2008 NFL draft. PATRIOT LEDGER

GLEN FARLEY: Mock draft? Not even going to try. ENTERPRISE
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: A stranger in underpants, a suicidal turkey and more in this week's edition.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Weekly political rail, with a look at the official popular vote count in the Democratic race, better know Truman and more.

BIZ BITS: Career goal tips, a new trend in theft, how to shop smartly online and more.
CHECKOUT LANE: New grills offer more options for outdoor cooking