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WAKE UP CALL!: How much does your town's sick-pay policy cost?
POLL QUESTION IDEA: Do you spend time working on weekends?
6 QUESTIONS: Floods threaten GH Iowa weekly
JAMES BULGER: 'Where's Whitey?': Author's book now has answer -- But after James "Whitey" Bulger, 81, and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Grieg, 60, spent 16 years on the run, don’t expect their capture Wednesday night in Santa Monica, Calif., to stifle interest in the work of fiction. Kris Olson and Nicole Levy/ Wicked Local Boston
GRANLUND CARTOON: Whitey Bulger captured. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Who might be a surprise in this weekend's race
SUMMER HEALTHY LIVING: How to avoid and treat sunburn and heat illness, fresh fruit juice recipes and what to know about new sunscreen labels
SUMMER DRINK RECIPES CALLOUT: Send your favorite cold beverage recipes
HOW-TO TAB: How to choose the best hairstyle for your face, build a website cheaply, destress and more
JULY FAMILY: Save on amusement park tickets, fun car-ride games for kids and a no-cook dinner recipe
FOURTH OF JULY PAGE: Patriotic quotes
RELIGION NEWS: Two Mormon candidates -- weekly Religion News with items on how Americans would vote for a Mormon presidential candidate, “Fire Monks” by Colleen Morton Busch and more. By GHNS
PETS: Include your animals in your hurricane evacuation plan -- “It is so important that animals are looked after during hurricane season,” she said. “If the weather turns and you need to evacuate, your animals need to go with you, and proper procedures need to be followed.” Charlotte Guedry/ Weekly Citizen (La.)
STAY TUNED: 'Game of Thrones' and the death of television characters - Ned Stark is dead. He was a soldier, a father, a husband and the best friend of a dying king. He was also a main character on HBO's “Game of Thrones.” Ned loses his head because he discovers a scandalous secret and plans to install the king's brother on the throne. He is eventually captured but agrees to falsely confess to treason so his daughters will be spared and he will be banished instead of executed. Humiliated and broken, Ned is brought in front of a crowd and admits to being a traitor only to be betrayed as the blade swiftly comes down on his neck. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
FARR SIDE: Speak up for ‘The Voice’ - "The Voice” has created a stir, and NBC couldn’t be happier. It’s the network’s first big hit in quite some time, which might provide much-needed bragging rights. In fact, “The Voice” has been given the coveted TV spot directly following next season’s Super Bowl (provided there is one). By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
BRIAN MACKEY: The ukulele is trending -- Once the province of novelty acts and traditional Hawaiian music, the ukulele has become the hip instrument of the moment. The question remains: Does all the attention the ukulele is getting from big shots translate into a trend? Some evidence suggests the answer is yes. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles 1100-1127 (July puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
BRITT CARTOON: Cigarette addicts select their newly designed packs. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: The classifieds -- O'Mahoney on President Obama's address to the nation on June 22, in which he spoke on unemployment, the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
EDITORIAL: New truthful cigarette labels -- On Tuesday, the FDA gave the public a sneak peek at new cigarette labels with graphic, macabre imagery that the federal health agency will mandate on all packs of cigarettes beginning in 2012. The labels include pictures of rotting and diseased teeth, the corpse of a smoker, diseased lungs and a man with a tracheotomy smoking through a hole in his throat. Herald News (Mass.)
* Poll idea: Do you think the new graphic cigarette warning labels will have an impact on smoking rates?
EDITORIAL: Cutting corporate income tax rates already failed -- Americans are desperate for jobs, and Washington is desperately in need of ideas for creating them. Companies are offering a deal: Declare a one-year tax amnesty, lowering the rate to 5.5 percent, and we'll bring the money home and invest it in job-creating economic growth. The MetroWest Daily News
BIZ BITS: Finding shoes to inspire confidence and comfort - Weekly business rail, with tips on women and work shoes, BBB advice on car repair and more.
* 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.
DIAMOND DIRT: There's nothing like the ballpark - Heaven exists my friends, and the best part about it is that you don’t have to leave this world to experience it. It’s just as beautiful as you can imagine. There are fields of emerald, bright and shining stars, large diamonds and the nicest people you could ever meet. Of course I’m talking about America’s ballparks. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
GEORGE LITTLE: Finding an outfitter -- Hunting and fishing opportunities exist on public land all over the country. These trips are relatively economical and can be simply a matter of picking a place and realistically assessing the desired results. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
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