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PROJECT IDEA: GateHouse paper takes a yearlong look at community
SUMMER HEALTHY LIVING: Proper grilling, travel tips, health apps
SUMMER VACATION PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x410263494/Reader-callout-Summer-vacation-photos
SUMMER OLYMPICS PREVIEW PAGES: Four broadsheet pages on new sports, Team USA athletes to watch, about the venues and more
GOOGLE: The big question about Google's Motorola acquisition
CLOUD IPOS: Storms could lie ahead
MOVING: 10 worst things to forget before a major move
WEEK AHEAD: Earnings will define coming week
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
HOME HELP: Check appliances -- weekly Home Help with how to check your big-item appliances for wear and tear, how to remove crabgrass, shopping for a new dresser and more. GHNS
SHOESTRING LIVING: Squash summer spending - I’m not sure what it is about the summer months, but I feel like our spending goes into overdrive. Between the need for seemingly endless groceries to satisfy the savage young beasts who are usually in school and the cost of keeping them active and entertained, I freely (but not proudly) admit to spending more than I should. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
LESSONS FROM CANCER: Switching cancer treatment again - Allopathic medicine hasn’t made my cancers go away, so I’m giving naturopathic medicine a try - a good hardy try. I have the exercise, nutrition and energy pieces to kick into full gear, and I’m so fortunate to have found three women to help me. The resources are there, but I just need to be compliant to implement them. What I still have a problem with is the sugar – getting it out of my system and replacing it with stevia. I’m still not sure about agave, but I will know more about it soon. By Joyce Rothman, GHNS.
HEALTHSTYLE: Failure to launch – adult children at home - Are your 20-something children still living at home? Do they have a job or are they going to school? Maybe your 30-something children have moved back into your home with their spouses and children in tow. By David Gannon, GHNS.
WAYNE L. WESTCOTT: Give in to resistance training -- Remarkably, resistance training has been shown (at any age) to add muscle tissue; increase resting metabolic rate; decrease body fat; reduce lower back pain; decrease arthritic discomfort; increase functional independence. . . the list goes on. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
MAKE-A-WISH: The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently granted a boy’s wish for a room makeover. Cody Phillips, of Oliver Springs, Tenn., was diagnosed in 2011 with a very rare lung disease called pulmonary hypertension. He is reportedly waiting on a lung transplant. The Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
LORETTA LAROCHE: Not everything is possible, and that's OK -- Columnist Loretta LaRoche says she feels freer and less stressed now that she knows she can’t do everything. There comes a point where you have to stop trying to improve things that might not ever work out. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
JEFF VRABEL: Chuck E. Cheese may look different, but I still fear his restaurant - I was in a Chuck E. Cheese one time for a birthday party for the son of a friend we no longer talk to because he held his kid's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. This was years ago, before I knew precisely what the phrase "having kids" truly meant, before I realized you could wiggle your way out of birthday parties at the last minute (if I ever tell you "the baby has an ear infection," I am lying to your face). By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
ON COMPUTERS: Booster may solve your cell-phone problems -- The biggest roadblock to cellphones becoming your main phone at home or office is blocked signals. Insulation covered in metal foil, a “radiant barrier,” can disrupt calls. So can use of metal instead of wood for wall studs. Steel girders in buildings can do the same. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
GARY BROWN: Talking heat melts our minds -- When you spend day after day in the heat, your head can get hot and I think your mind melts. You are left to let others compose your thoughts. Anybody with an observation about heat or humidity is sounding good to me. Canton (Ohio) Repository
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
GET REEL: The best vampire flicks - Do you love vampire films? Film critic Bob Tremblay does, too: Confession time: I love vampire films. What’s not to love about nearly immortal creatures with colossal strength who can hypnotize, change shapes and make a mean blood pudding? By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.
* Facebook idea: Post to Facebook and ask fans to list their favorite vampire films.
BEASTS REVIEW: Movie review: A wild ride with ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ - The raves have already been pouring in for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” having won awards at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Murdoch advice to Romney -- Granlund on Rupert Murdoch and Mitt Romney. GHNS
RICK HOLMES: The legend of the health care free-rider -- Obama’s victim in this drama is a near-mythical figure: The American free-rider, that rugged individualist who doesn’t want health insurance and chafes at the government order to get it. It’s like being forced to eat your broccoli, he scowls, when steak and a beer are plenty. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
CHARITA GOSHAY: Angels at Shanksville? - In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, as she helped sift through the evidence at one of the most tragic crime scenes in American history, Lillie Leonardi says she saw more than just wreckage at the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa. She also saw angels. By Charita Goshay, Canton, Ohio.
JARED OLAR: I’m boycotting the Olympics - The Summer Olympics in London will be here before we know it, and it’s distinctly possible that I couldn’t care less. It wasn’t always like that for me. Though I’ve never been a sports fan, as a child and teenager I used to enjoy watching the Olympics on television. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
More cartoons and columns at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
AUTO BITS: Taking a summer road trip? Tips for making the best of nighttime - Weekly auto rail, with tips for making the best of night-time vacation driving, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.
SILVIO CALABI: Kia Rio SX: More car, less gas - Whatever gasoline costs in your neighborhood today, the only sure bet is that in the long run it’s going up. That’s true for the carbon content of Earth’s atmosphere, too. Some of us consider the latter to be a political statement, but we stand united against the impact on our wallets. As it happens, there’s a solution to all petroleum-based “challenges,” and that is simply to burn less of the stuff. So, with a healthy shove from behind by new fuel-economy standards, carmakers are slowly sending us ever-more-efficient vehicles. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
GREG ZYLA: Letters about Volkswagen and Corvette - Hi, Greg, my name is Matt Hill, and I work in conjunction with the VW Web content team on www.vw.com. Our team came across your article “The history of Volkswagen’s Beetle.” The evolution of the model is very interesting, and we think your article does a great job of answering your reader’s inquiry comprehensively. Our content team considered doing an historical timeline piece as well. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
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ALIX KUNKLE: If the All-Star Game means something, it needs a few changes - This week marks the "midseason break," if you will, of America's pastime — the MLB All-Star Game. Now, I at least find some excitement in the MLB All-Star Game, and I will watch it. That's an improvement over the joke the NFL calls the Pro Bowl. At the same time, the Home Run Derby is a little more exciting than the All-Star Game itself, mainly because of a few silly rules Bud Selig's bestowed upon the midsummer classic. By Alix Kunkle, Leesville, La.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they think every team needs to be represented in the All-Star Game.
More in baseball and NASCAR at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
National budget 7.9.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget