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STORY IDEA: How is your community addressing the underemployed and underpaid?
EDITING WORDS: AP Stylebook: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies
JULY RADARFROG: Barbecue on a budget
NASCAR PAGE: 6 races we're looking forward to
JULY FAMILY: 8 ways to save on summer, how to build a treehouse, simple party food recipes
FOURTH OF JULY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x438673489/Reader-callout-Fourth-of-July-photos
SUMMER HOME & GARDEN: Attracting backyard birds, lawn car tips, how to restore lawn furniture
HOW-TO TAB: Get kids to exercise, stop drinking soda, learn to barter and more
FAVORITE CAR PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x767224137/Reader-callout-Favorite-car
*NOTE: This is June's syndicated Local Loop callout
Apple Suffers iCloud Outage
Fed Extends Operation Twist, Hints at More Action
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GRANDMOTHER BULLIED BY KIDS: 68-year-old bus monitor bullie by kids; fundraiser for her at $150,000 and counting - A fundraiser for harassed Greece bus monitor Karen Klein, a video of whom went viral Tuesday, raised over $150,000 in less than 24 hours. The fundraiser's $5,000 goal was to send her on vacation. By James Battaglia, Greece, N.Y.
* Story includes NDN video of the incident.
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FAMILY MATTERS: Help your child prepare for a doctor visit - With an upcoming eye exam, a mother was determined to help her son be as relaxed as possible in order to have a successful exam. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
MARKETTA GREGORY: A reminder to walk with God - I’ve seen mosaics with gilded halos around the heads of saints and stained glass windows that stretched 20 feet or more, glowing with light. I’ve stood within a breath of Michelangelo’s la Pieta, and I still remember how no detail was rushed or skipped – every muscle, every vein captured there in marble. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
ROBERT MANN: America's lost mission credibility - I recently had coffee with a U.S. missionary who had been serving in Nicaragua. Though Brad and his family’s lives had been threatened several times, he lamented not pushing the edge further in sharing the gospel. I was completely humbled by his attitude and determination to live his faith. Brad shared with me that his focus was shifting to Muslim countries, but he had doubts about his ability to serve as an American. My first thought was the understandable security issues, but it actually had nothing to do with security, and everything to do with credibility. By Robert Mann, GHNS.
BEER NUT: Boom hopes to explode in the U.S. - Explosion Brewing Company, from the Czech Republic, is trying to change the perception of the pilsner with its line of Boom Beer. By Norman Miller, MetroWest, Mass.
WINE WISDOM: Let’s drink to a glorious summer - The glory of summer is here, as I was recently reminded while enjoying a pleasant lunch at Aragosta’s outdoor patio overlooking scenic Boston Harbor on Battery Wharf. Joined by the Cooking Channel’s David Rocco, I was a sipping a nicely chilled Ruffino prosecco. By Mark P. Vincent, MetroWest, Mass.
GEEKOLOGY 101: Top 10 nerdy events of the year (so far) - I don’t know why but I?have been seeing a lot of top ten lists popping up around the webosphere. Since I have never really compiled a top 10 list for anything, I thought this would be a fun process. By Gary Darling, Maryville, Mo.
RELIGION NEWS: Evangelicals ready to support Republican nominee -- Please help me identify this object. It is gold-plated and about 6 inches long. I purchased it at a garage sale. The grandson was disposing of his grandmother's belongings. He was unable to tell me anything about this object and what its purpose might be. Can you tell me what it is and the value? Scripps Howard News Service
TREASURES: Sorting out the value of a candle snuffer -- Please help me identify this object. It is gold-plated and about 6 inches long. I purchased it at a garage sale. The grandson was disposing of his grandmother's belongings. He was unable to tell me anything about this object and what its purpose might be. Can you tell me what it is and the value? Scripps Howard News Service
BUTTONED UP: Squeezing in vacation time -- According to a 2011 study by Expedia, Americans only get 14 vacation days compared with the international average of 24 days. Worse, we only use 12 of the days we do get, which means we're one of the most vacation-deprived countries, with only Japan and South Korea faring worse. Scripps Howard News Service
HOBBIES: Create a stars-and-stripes picture -- Stars and stripes seem to signal the beginning of summer, with Memorial Day celebrations and continue into the Fourth of July festivities. But these patriotic symbols need not be relegated strictly to holidays. The bold, graphic look creates the perfect backdrop for a summer photo that is enhanced with a 3-D effect. Sandi Genovese/ Scripps Howard News Service
POTATOES: The perfect summertime sidekick -- Grilled meat, poultry and seafood are a summertime staple, and for a tasty accompaniment, many cooks choose potatoes. Since the grill is already hot and ready, why not whip up your potato side dish on the barbecue? Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
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GEORGE LITTLE: Berry picking –– no pain, no pie -- Wild blackberries are getting ripe right now. Berry picking is one outdoor activity that is not equipment intensive. There is no berry outfitter section at your favorite store. Blackberries grow along the edges of timbers and crop fields, or in fencerows that get a lot of sun. All you need is the landowner’s permission, persistence and a bucket. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
HORSESHOES: Family fun: How to play horsehoes -- Horseshoes dates back to ancient times, when Grecian soldiers, attempting to model Olympic discus throwing, started pitching their horses’ discarded shoes. These days, shoes thrown by players are about twice the size of actual horseshoes. Stephanie Lanhum/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
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STAY TUNED: The reality of ballet on 'Breaking Pointe' - I imagine that the creators of the new CW reality show “Breaking Pointe” were hoping to tap into the ballet craze started by “Black Swan.” While they're a little late on the ballet bandwagon, they're on trend with viewers' interest in dance shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
BOOK NOTES: Two takes on the Buddhist life - Two books of a spiritual nature, new this June, are written by Buddhists. “A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life” is written by Lama Marut, an ordained Tibetan Buddhist monk and spiritual leader at the Asian Classics Institute of Cape Ann (Mass.). “The Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons” is written by David Rynick, a founding teacher of Boundless Way Zen. By Rae Padilla Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
FARR SIDE: What's this year's song of the summer? - Hey, we just met and I know it’s crazy, but you’re at No. 1 with “Call Me Maybe”! Carly Rae Jepson dethroned Gotye’s megahit “Somebody That I Used To Know” (8 weeks at No. 1) to claim the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Call Me Maybe.” By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
* Facebook idea: Link to this and ask fans what they think the song of the summer will be.
NEW MOVIES: 'Brave,' 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' - Capsules of this week's new movies. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
* Poll idea: Ask readers which of these they most want to see.
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EDITORIAL: Europe's creeping meltdown - From the beginning, the challenge in saving Europe from financial collapse in the wake of the great global recession was to make sure the treatment wasn't more lethal than the disease, killing the patients - in this case its weakest economies such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Spain - before they could be cured. By Peoria, Ill.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Roger Clemens acquitted -- Dave Granlund on the Roger Clemens trial. GHNS
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