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6/18/12
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

BEST OF THE DAY: Thinking platform-appropriately when it comes to graduation
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x681113413/Best-of-the-Day-Thinking-platform-appropriately-when-it-comes-to-graduation-6-14-12

EDITING WORDS: AP Stylebook: open-toe shoes, capris, jeggings
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/editing-words/x69092228/AP-Stylebook-open-toe-shoes-capris-jeggings

SEO & ANALYTICS: SEO tips: Optimize your photo captions
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/seo-analytics/x1106456414/SEO-tips-Optimize-your-photo-captions


Niche

JULY FAMILY: 8 ways to save on summer, how to build a treehouse, simple party food recipes
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x465803217/2012-Family-magazine-Sweet-ways-to-save

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
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2067828417/Home-and-garden-magazine-Its-for-the-birds

HOW-TO TAB: Get kids to exercise, stop drinking soda, learn to barter and more
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x70176166/2012-How-to-magazine-Learn-it-Do-it

FAVORITE CAR PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x767224137/Reader-callout-Favorite-car
*NOTE: This is June's syndicated Local Loop callout


The Street

CONSUMER: 10 best vacation cities for beer lovers
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1225005212/10-Best-Vacation-Cities-for-Beer-Lovers

WALL STREET: Greece, the Fed hold keys to coming week
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x345282279/Greece-the-Fed-Hold-Keys-to-Coming-Week

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Keep cool -- Weekly Home Help with how to keep your house cool in the summer, home-selling tips and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1915456019/Home-Help-Keep-cool

101 IDEAS: Get your home in shape for summer - Here are smart tips to help keep your home in shape for the warm months ahead. By HGTV/Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1915456542/101-Ideas-Get-your-home-in-shape-for-summer
* Localization: You could ask readers to send in their quick tips for getting their home fixed up.

HOME STYLE: Decorating with black and white - There are some things in life I will never grow tired of, like a really good chicken-salad sandwich, shopping trips with girlfriends and the classic color combination of black and white. By Mary Carol Garrity, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1915456550/Home-Style-Decorating-with-black-and-white

SHOESTRING LIVING: Help kids focus on frugal fun - I recently read a quote by Abigail Van Buren, aka Dear Abby, who said, “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” Since I’ve been doing my daily errands with three kids in tow who used to be in school, this quote hits home. Nearly every time we leave the house, I field requests for everything, from big to small. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x465803151/Shoestring-Living-Help-kids-focus-on-frugal-fun
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to share any frugal fun things that their family does.

LORETTA LAROCHE: Getting older tests your ability to stay positive - Let’s start to pay more attention to understanding and empathizing with those who are dealing with mental and physical changes, columnist Loretta LaRoche says. Telling them, “Oh, you’ll be just fine” when their faces are grimacing with pain does not reek of understanding or caring. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x681118149/Loretta-LaRoche-Getting-older-tests-your-ability-to-stay-positive

JEFF VRABEL: Is the squid apocalypse upon us? - Well, once again the oceans are trying to kill us. Can you blame them, really? We are AWFUL to the oceans. We dump Texas-sized flotillas of garbage into them, we install exploding oil rigs into them, we have a planet full of 7 billion people and when we need someone to explore them, we select James Cameron. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1915456341/Jeff-Vrabel-Is-the-squid-apocalypse-upon-us

DAVID ROBSON: Breaking down herbicides, insecticides and fungicides -- Pesticides kill, prevent, manage or limit damage on plants and animals by pests. It’s not necessary for pesticides to kill everything; in fact, the best pesticides will keep the pest in check to the point where it’s not causing much problem. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x1805318404/David-Robson-Breaking-down-herbicides-insecticides-and-fungicides

BABY BUDGET: Budgeting for baby: Financial advice -- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a fraternal benefit society in Chicago, recommends expectant parents reevaluate their budget, insurance, disability coverage and health care. A list of financial tips at www.thrivent.com includes these suggestions: Saimi Bergmann/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x69094731/Budgeting-for-baby-Financial-advice

BABY BUDGET: Budgeting for baby: Diapers and breastfeeding  -- Breastfeeding and using cloth diapers top the list of frugal tips for expectant parents. “I’ve only spent $174 total on my daughter’s diapers, and she just turned 1,” said Cala Seifer of Canton, Ohio. “And now we’re having another baby, and I won’t have to spend any on this one.” Saimi Bergmann/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x681118246/Budgeting-for-baby-Diapers-and-breastfeeding

EATING AND RUNNING: “Eat & Run,” is full of sweat and tears — there’s some blood, too — and interestingly, Jurek has included some easy vegan recipes that break up his inspiring story in all the right places. Try his Minnesota Winter Chili on page 70; you won’t miss the meat. Nancy Olesin/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x836133775/Eat-Run-is-an-inspirirational-autobiography-and-a-cookbook-too

More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Entertainment

ALIX KUNKLE: A eulogy for a monumental television show -- But the Magic City lost its luster, and Horatio Caine will ride off into the sunset, the best (yes, I say the best) CSI supervisor of the three divisions portrayed. Rest in peace, "CSI: Miami" (2002-12). You will be missed. Leesville Daily Leader (La.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1805318417/Alix-Kunkle-A-eulogy-for-a-monumental-television-show

More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment


Opinions

CHARITA GOSHAY: ‘If everyone is special, then no one is’ - David McCullough, a high school English teacher in Wellesley, Mass., and the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, was the speaker for Wellesley High School’s graduation ceremony, during which he told the Class of 2012: “You are not special. You are not exceptional.” By Charita Goshay, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x836130729/Charita-Goshay-If-everyone-is-special-then-no-one-is
-- MCCULLOUGH'S SPEECH: Text of David McCullough's 'not special' speech - Wellesley, Mass., High School English teacher David McCullough Jr. gave the Class of 2012 a wake-up call at their June 1 graduation ceremony. This is the full text of what he said. By Wellesley, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x1179512476/Text-of-David-McCulloughs-not-special-speech

BRIAN TRAHAN: All we need is a porch and sweet tea -- There is so much strife in the world — political, religious and economic. As I’ve discussed many times before, I don’t consider myself a sociologist; merely an amateur people watcher. One thing is certain, though: We would all be better off if everyone spent their evenings on a porch. Southwest Daily News (La.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1915456469/Brian-Trahan-All-we-need-is-a-porch-and-sweet-tea

More in cartoons and columns at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions


Business / auto

AUTO BITS: Car maintenance made easy with simple tips from a gear head - Weekly auto rail, with car-care tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1267875068/Auto-Bits-Car-maintenance-made-easy-with-simple-tips-from-a-gear-head
* 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: Toyota Prius - now in small, medium and large - On June 17, for the first time in its 80-year history, the punishing 24 Hours of Le Mans race was won by a gas-electric hybrid car — an Audi. In fact, the R18 e-tron quattros took first and second place. Now Toyota is preparing to assault the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, on July 8, with an all-electric race car. Toyota already grabbed the battery-powered record at the Nürburgring in Germany more than a year ago, when its P001 racer ate up the legendary course in well under eight minutes. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1915456273/Silvio-Calabi-Toyota-Prius-now-in-small-medium-and-large

GREG ZYLA: '62 Chevy Biscayne 409 - Hi, Greg, I enjoy reading your articles and wonder about the 1962 Chevy Biscayne 409. When I was a lad of 5 years old, I went to the local dealer with my dad and he bought one right off the showroom floor. That 409 was one of the "baddest" muscle cars of that era, and it was a bluish green and had a factory four-speed, cut out exhaust and even a tachometer. I remember those beautiful huge valve covers, too. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1915456461/Greg-Zyla-62-Chevy-Biscayne-409

More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Sports

CHRIS GILL: A question for the coaches: Why do you do it? -- There’s a phenomenon that no one has ever provided a logical explanation for: coaching. What I’ll never understand is why people volunteer or accept relatively modest stipends to direct a bunch of young, independently minded beings and convince them to pull 1,000 different lengths of rope in the same direction. Corning Leader (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x681118195/Chris-Gill-A-question-for-the-coaches-Why-do-you-do-it

More in NASCAR and baseball at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/sports