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FLAG DAY QUARTER PAGE: True blue
KIDZBUZZ: Do you want to become a nurse?
SUMMER COOKBOOK: Recipes for veggies, entrees and desserts
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND QUARTER PAGE: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1018072237/Memorial-Day-quarter-page-4-Reasons-to-Celebrate
MOTHER'S DAY CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x596773012/Reader-callout-Draw-your-mom-for-Mothers-Day
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HP: Undervalued and preparing for Apple assault
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FAMILY TIME: What parents need to know before putting baby to bed - Weekly family rail, with baby sleeping tips, a review of The Tim Burton Collection 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.
YARDSMART: Herbs are a sweet-smelling Mother's Day gift - A recent study in Ireland shows that common thyme contains alkaloids that fight acne. It's the natural antibiotic in oil of thyme that kills bacteria that infects human pores, thus causing breakouts. By Maureen Gilmer, Scripps Howard.
HOMEFIX: Repairing doors in a 1970s-era house - I have a home from the 1970s and it's starting to show its age. I can fix most small problems, but I'm having trouble with a couple of doors. One door is split on the side right where the latch holds the door closed, and another door will not close and is rubbing at the top of the frame. Should I replace the doors, or can they be repaired without having to replace the entire frame? By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.
BUTTONED UP: Are you still using your mother's cleaning habits? - Do you think there's a "right" way to organize something, like loading a dishwasher or folding the clothes? If you do, have you ever stopped to think about who defined the "right way" in the first place? Chances are you inherited that approach from your mother, who probably inherited it from hers. And so on. By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore, Scripps Howard.
GETAWAY: Mysterious Machu Picchu - Remember those View Masters we had as kids? Ever since my father brought one home with pictures of Peru’s Machu Picchu, I’d always dreamed of visiting the site. A recent trip, that also included the Amazon, Cusco and Lake Titicaca, was as colorful and exciting as my dream. By Charlotte Temple, MetroWest, Mass.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Potato choices -- weekly Food for Thought with choosing the right potatoes, poaching fruit, an easy recipe and more. GHNS
JEFF HERSH: When babies have a 'failure to thrive' -- Q: The doctor was worried that my neighbor’s 2-week-old son was not gaining enough weight and was not “thriving.” What does this mean? MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
JEFF HERSH: Are contact lens problems common? -- Q: I am a contact lens wearer, and I developed keratitis and then a corneal ulcer. Is this common? A: The cornea is the transparent area in the front of the eye that covers the pupil (the black part that allows light into the eye) and the iris (the colored part), and consists of five layers. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
SENIOR Q&A: Aunt won't maintain no-liquid diet in nursing home -- Q: My aunt is in a nursing home on a fluid-restricted diet. She is trying to drink other residents’ fluids, and she is trying to open the staff refrigerator to get liquids. I know she understands, but why doesn’t she comply? MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
PETER COSTA: Life, career advice for college graduates -- Most college graduates cannot remember who their commencement speakers were, even though, in some cases, they spent more than $160,000 to hear them. So, I offer my advice to 2012 graduates for free, which is about what it is worth. Wicked Local Lincoln (Mass.)
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'THREE STOOGES': Farrelly Brothers failed with 'The Three Stooges' -- I applaud the Farrelly Brothers for doing a twist with the movie and not making it a biography, but instead making it a “Three Stooges” feature. But it was just plain bad. Not every movie is meant to be great, and this was just one of them. Dominic Genetti/ Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
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EDITORIAL: Putin takes power in Russia – again - That Vladimir Putin is president of Russia again proves one thing: that the nation hasn't come all that far from its Soviet Union days after all. By Peoria, Ill.
* Poll idea: Do you think it’s good or bad for the U.S. that Putin is president again?
AMY GEHRT: Gay rights gaffes hit presidential campaigns - The debate over gay rights is reigniting as the race for the White House heats up, and recent remarks have put President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the defensive. Sadly, though, it didn’t have to be this way. Both campaigns missed a golden opportunity to stand up and show some courage. Ironically, the one politician in the thick of the presidential race who did do that — initially, anyway — was Vice President Joe Biden, who is perhaps better-known for his gaffes than trailblazing political policy. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
KENT BUSH: Doesn't take much to amaze people on social media -- Social media has made these bouts of hysteria much easier to create and much more public to watch. Facebook and Twitter and their ethereal electronic social media cousins serve to blow the smallest event into a life-changing moment almost weekly. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
JUNIOR SEAU: Brian Trahan: It took Junior Seau's suicide for me to see Goodell's point -- I was saddened to hear about the suicide of former NFL great Junior Seau. My initial reaction — as is human nature — was shock. To say it was a surreal moment is an understatement. Brian Trahan/ Southwest Daily News (La.)
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