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6/15/12
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

TOP 50: GateHouse websites for May
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1106456323/Top-50-GateHouse-Media-websites-page-views-for-May-2012

BEST OF THE DAY: R-M provides complete coverage of fire
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x681114761/Best-of-the-Day-R-M-offers-readers-complete-coverage-of-fire-6-14-12

DESIGN HOUSE UPDATE: More than 3 dozen papers launched so far
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/design-house/x681115825/Design-House-update-June-15-More-than-3-dozen-papers-launched-so-far


Niche

NASCAR PAGE: 9 drivers aiming for wild-card Chase spots
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1267874645/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Wild-Ride

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

FATHER'S DAY LOOKALIKES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x358807699/Reader-callout-Fathers-Day-photos

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

SMALL BUSINESS: The state of small business at midyear: wary but hopeful
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1225004880/The-State-of-Small-Business-at-Midyear-Wary-But-Hopeful

WALL STREET: The 5 dumbest things on Wall Street this week
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x345282012/The-Five-Dumbest-Things-on-Wall-Street-This-Week-June-15

FATHER'S DAY: 5 businesses dads will love
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x345282014/5-Businesses-Dads-Will-Love

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


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: Screen the sun -- weekly Health Watch with ways to protect yourself from the sun, new research on fish oil supplements and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x996539126/Health-Watch-Screen-the-sun

CONTRACEPTION: United States Conference for Catholic Bishops files challenge to contraception mandate -- A challenge to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception is one of the main planks of a statement released by the United States Conference for Catholic Bishops — and it has become one of its central talking points. Steven Spearie/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x1106456357/United-States-Conference-for-Catholic-Bishops-files-challenge-to-contraception-mandate

TOMATO SEEDS: 'Lincoln tomato' seeds spark a mission for great-grandfather -- When 88-year-old John Root was a boy, one of the joys of his life was eating the juicy heirloom tomatoes his grandparents grew in their home garden. Today, he found the seeds provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of a national challenge to encourage gardening. Kathryn Rem/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x465802242/Lincoln-tomato-seeds-spark-a-mission-for-great-grandfather

RECIPE: Chili Rub Pulled Pork -- The mercury is supposed to soar this week, which means forget about cranking up your oven. It’s time to pull out the slow cooker. Pulled pork is an ideal entree for the slow cooker, and Chili Rub Slow Cooker Pulled Pork makes for terrific sandwiches for supper. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x681116319/Food-recipe-Chili-Rub-Pulled-Pork

ALLISON B. HUDSON: Happy Father's Day -- If your father is living, it is important to tell him how much he matters and how much you love him. If deceased, it is a time of reflection of how he was and the good times spent with him while on earth. Donaldsonville Chief (La.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x1179511025/Allison-B-Hudson-Happy-Fathers-Day

LOOKING UP: Shortest night of the year - This time of year - June - with the summer solstice around the corner (Wednesday, June 20), the nights are the shortest of the year, and we have to wait till about 10 p.m. for a truly dark sky. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x996539576/Looking-Up-Shortest-night-of-the-year

RECORD FISH? Angler realizes too late his fish might go into record books - Todd Goins landed a 31-inch-long hybrid striped bass while fishing on Otter Lake near Girard, Ill., on May 29 — but it wasn’t until later that he realized how big a catch it really was. By Chris Young, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1106456285/Angler-realizes-too-late-his-fish-might-go-into-record-books

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


Entertainment

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: The very unique Saranna DeWylde - When I asked Saranna DeWylde how I would recognize her at a readers’ convention, she responded, “Look for the tattooed Amazon.” I quickly learned the only thing oversized about Saranna is her kindness and smile. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x69085345/The-Readers-Writers-The-very-unique-Saranna-DeWylde

THAT’S MY BOY REVIEW: Movie review: Father doesn't know best in Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy' - Just in time for Father’s Day comes “That’s My Boy,” the tale of a deadbeat dad (Adam Sandler) hoping to fix a broken relationship with his grown son (Andy Samberg). A heart-warming drama to share with the family? Not a chance. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x465800925/Movie-review-Father-doesnt-know-best-in-Adam-Sandlers-Thats-My-Boy
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they plan to see the film and/or to give their review of it.

SAFETY REVIEW: Movie review: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' a quirky, charming rom-com - “Safety Not Guaranteed” is just about everything you’d want in a summer movie, combining elements of romance, science fiction and comedy juiced with an element of frat-boy attitude. Best of all, it stars Aubrey Plaza. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x681115290/Movie-review-Safety-Not-Guaranteed-a-quirky-charming-rom-com
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they plan to see the film and/or to give their review of it.

MOVIE MAN: Actresses pretend to be women pretending to be men - “Albert Nobbs” is centered on the sort of stunt that could come off as cheap, flashy or comedic, depending on the performance: In 19th-century Ireland, our hero Albert Nobbs works as a butler in a posh hotel. He’s calm, collected and endlessly reliable. What no one knows is that, under that short haircut and starched collar, he’s really a she. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1205889633/Movie-Man-Actresses-pretend-to-be-women-pretending-to-be-men

MOVIE MAN: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ still funny, but not at its best - The latest season of, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the HBO sitcom from “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David, has finally arrived on DVD, and though it can’t equal the sustained brilliance of the “Seinfeld” reunion of the previous season, it still delivers plenty of deliciously uncomfortable laughs. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1205889643/Movie-Man-Curb-Your-Enthusiasm-still-funny-but-not-at-its-best

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Father's Day -- Dave Granlund on Father's Day. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x69092392/Granlund-cartoon-Fathers-Day

GRANLUND CARTOON: Egypt elections and old regime -- Dave Granlund on Egypt. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1205890755/Granlund-cartoon-Egypt-elections-and-old-regime

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Billionaires say their experience proves that one person with lots of money can make a difference - Like most of his fellow billionaires, Sturgis Halpin Smith had nothing more than 17 Swiss bank accounts and a highly paid team of tax lawyers when he decided to try to make a difference. “I was never someone who thought that one person could affect change — until I made my second billion,” he said. “Now I realize that a person with enough determination and an enormous net worth really has the power to make this a better place for the next generation of multibillionaires.” By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x69090949/Philip-Maddocks-Billionaires-say-their-experience-proves-one-person-with-lots-of-money-can-make-a-difference
- NOTE: Maddocks' columns are satirical

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


Business

ERIC P BLOOM: Learn to make decisions through other people’s expertise - As you move up the organizational ladder (get promoted), regardless of your chosen profession, you will eventually be managing business functions that are performing tasks that you have no personal ability to complete. Additionally, because these departments are within your responsibility, you will be required to make high-level decisions and approvals regarding their funding, business direction, staffing, and organization. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x69090758/Eric-P-Bloom-Learn-to-make-decisions-through-other-people-s-expertise

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