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Niche

NO NASCAR PAGE MONDAY: GateHouse News Service will be closed Monday, July 5, for the holiday. The weekly NASCAR page will be posted Tuesday, July 6.

WEEKLY GO GREEN PAGE: Have a greener Fourth of July

COUNTRY LIVING: Our new four-page campaign is aimed at rural readers

READER CALLOUT: Have readers send in summer drink recipes


News

THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: Shoppers catch would-be thief, drunken man enters wrong home, naked man sleeps on porch and more in this week’s edition.
*Localization tip: If your paper has a weird-news item, go ahead and add it to this file. And please send any weird items to the News Service via Zope or by e-mailing national@gatehousemedia.com.
- File is moving early because of the holiday.

FOURTH OF JULY CONTENT: Including our reader photos callout and ready-made ROP page

ELENA KAGAN: Cartoons, columns and editorials on the Supreme Court nominee


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: What's right for your sight? -- Health rail for Monday, July 5, 2010. Includes items on contact lens care, exercising during your lunch break, new research about honey's antibacterial properties, and more.
- Posted in advance for holiday

RELIGION NEWS: States observe day of prayer for oil spill solution -- Weekly religion rail, with prayers for the Gulf Coast, this week in religion, a book about God's grace, and more.

BUGS IN FOOD: Buggy secret of red pop -  As a kid, I loved red pop — so nose-tingling, throat-searing delicious. Then, one hot summer afternoon, we were sitting on the porch swing with my great-grandfather, Bob Studer. He was more of a watcher than a talker, but he brightened when I popped my frosty red pop. “You know how they make that stuff ... beetles.” By Jim Hillibish.

DIANA BOGGIA: Parents must set firm behavioral boundaries -- Some parents find limit setting to be so difficult and uncomfortable that they just don’t do it. Allowing something that you don’t believe in sends a message of acceptance for that behavior.

LLOYD GARVER: Ron Artest, role model? - In case you don't know who Ron Artest is, he's a basketball player who hasn't had a very good reputation. He's caused problems on some of the teams he's played for, he spent 10 days in jail because of a domestic-abuse charge and he's best known for being part of a brawl in which he punched a fan at a game. So why am I saying that he is now a very important role model? He said on national TV, "I want to thank my psychiatrist."

LOOKING UP: David Rittenhouse, a patriot and an astronomer - As colonial America fought for their freedom from tyranny from the king of England 238 years ago, among the patriots was David Rittenhouse, who had a passion for the night sky. By Peter Becker.
- Column is moving early because of the holiday.


Entertainment

FARR SIDE: Cyrus trying to prove she can’t be tamed - She’s growing up too fast. She has tons of money. Her latest video is a bit racy. But what are we going to do with Miley Cyrus? The girl can’t be tamed. By David T. Farr.

SNEAK PREVIEW: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' and other new movies -- Which side are you on: Team Edward or Team Jacob? Me, I’m on Team Apathetic, because I couldn’t care less who the perpetually sneering Bella ends up with. But I also realize I’m in the vast minority, as the box office returns will prove now that part three of the “Saga” is hitting screens, including some IMAX venues. By Al Alexander of The Patriot Ledger.

FLICKS: 'Twilight' saga dies out; 'Airbender' comes to life -- Didn’t they just make a “Twilight” movie like two weeks ago? By John Meo of the Norwich Bulletin.

MOVIE REVIEW: Latest in Twilight Saga has teeth -- Our family, which succumbed to Stephenie Myer’s vampire romance thriller series as the literary craze of our kids' teen years, has screened every “Twilight” movie opening weekend. So it was no surprise our daughter booked “Eclipse” tickets on opening day. By Pamela Fisher of the Holland Sentinel.

MOVIE REVIEW: Shyamalan goes on a 'Bender' -- Director M. Night Shyamalan, whose career has been spiraling downward since 1999's "The Sixth Sense," hits rock bottom with "The Last Airbender," a film so lifeless it belongs in a morgue instead of a movie theater. By Bob Tremblay of The MetroWest Daily News.


Opinions  

BRITT CARTOON: High court gives comfort to gun-rights advocates

GRANLUND CARTOON: Russian spies among us

JULIA SPITZ: Howling mad at dopey pet accessories -- Life holds many mysteries. How I react to a PR firm's e-mail about a doggie highchair isn't one of them. I howl. I froth at the mouth. I shake my head like a coyote with a slab of raw meat in its jaws.

BRIAN MACKEY: July Fourth food for thought -- As much as I love this country and am grateful to have been born here, I’ve never been one to wear my patriotism on my sleeve. So I celebrate America by reading — an homage that would surely have gained the approval of our founding fathers.


Business

BIZ BITS: Social media - the best advertising money can't buy for your small business - Weekly business column, with social-media tips for small businesses, BBB warning about air-duct cleaners and more.

AUTO BITS: Five tips for maintaining your motorcycle or ATV - Weekly auto column, with tips for maintaining your motorcycle or ATV, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
- File is moving early because of the holiday.

PAUL A. EISENSTEIN: New Explorer big on safety -- Code-named U-502, the next-generation 2011 Ford Explorer will feature advanced safety features including a new system dubbed Curve Control.
- Posted in advance for holiday