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WAKE UP CALL! Mmm, strawberry season


Niche

JULY FAMILY: The 24-page magazine contains stories on lawn games, swimming safety and National Blueberry Month recipes.

READER CALLOUT: Get readers' memories on the first day of summer

WEEKLY GO GREEN PAGE: Greener grilling


Lifestyles

FATHERS DAY 2010: Our collection of Father's Day pages, reader callouts, columns and more. If your newspaper is planning coverage, please submit it through Zope or e-mail national@gatehousemedia.com.

RELIGION NEWS: Polish priest who fought communism beatified -- Weekly religion rail, with items on the beatification of Jerzy Popieluszko, this week in religious history, getting to know Saint Barnabas, and more.

BOILING POINT: Taste New York City with Famous Fat Dave's tours -- Forget the Statue of Liberty, the Met or the Yankees. Don’t give your regards to Broadway. Next time you're in New York City, reserve a spot in Famous Fat Dave’s Five Borough Eating Tour on Wheels of Steel. Fat Dave Freedenberg will pick you up in his restored Checker cab, and the food trip can begin. By Jim Hillibish of The Repository.

EASY RECIPE: Tzatziki a cucumber-cool Greek spread -- Tzatziki is a yogurt-based spread that is a must with many Greek meals. It includes cucumbers, garlic, and mint with a touch of cumin, and is delicious on gyros, pita bread, fish, and more. By Jennifer Mastroianni of The Repository.

RABBI RANDY KAFKA: Daily reminders of what matters -- One of my projects right now is making a new prayer shawl for the warmer weather. The prayer shawl that we wear, called a tallit, is distinguished by its elaborately tied fringes on the four corners.

DIANA BOGGIA: Increasing sibling relations through nurturing -- Hair pulling and following his older sister around are a 1-year-old's way of engaging with her. You can change the outcome (her negative responses of pushing, yelling and screaming “mine!”) by focusing on ways to increase her role as her brother’s encouraging teacher or coach.

GARY BROWN: Computer searches lead to some interesting results -- I’ve Googled things myself and come up with some strange and stupid stuff just by accident. Imagine what silly questions you could ask if you were really trying.


Entertainment

THE FARR SIDE: MTV Movie Awards had little to offer -- I’m officially old. I couldn’t even make it through the MTV Movie Awards. Had it not been for an appearance by Sandra Bullock, I probably wouldn’t have even tried.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Gaslight Anthem, 'American Slang' -- If there’s one thing “American Slang” isn’t, it’s a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. Gone are the direct references to Springsteen lyrics that dotted The Gaslight Anthem’s 2008 album, “The ’59 Sound.” But that doesn’t mean the shadow of The Boss doesn’t loom large over their latest release. By Peter Chianca of GateHouse New England.

FLICKS: Unnecessary remakes prey on fuzzy childhood memories -- Hollywood, why hast thou forsaken me? Nevermind, I know why. It’s because you’re all gutless, heartless, brainless automatons.


Opinions  

GRANLUND CARTOON: UN sanctions on Iran

GRANLUND CARTOON: Fishermen find WWI munitions

CHARITA GOSHAY: For Americans, World Cup runneth over -- with apathy -- It's hard to explain just why we’re more interested in LeBron’s doings and a pitcher being robbed of a perfect baseball game than the prospect of cheering our own on the world’s playing field.

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Congress gets a kick in the ... pants -- This much seems clear: Beyond the inchoate and diffuse anger of the tea party faction, there is a real and reasoned discontent in the land. It’s not so much against incumbents themselves as it is anti-establishment, protesting the games played and the resulting inertia suffocating what’s left of our democracy and our economy.

JERRY MOORE: Parades not best way to honor heroes -- I enjoy parades and believe they are a great way to celebrate certain holidays. But being inherently festive and occasionally frivolous, they miss the point of Memorial Day.

KENT BUSH: Sordid S.C. governor's race heads to runoff election -- Despite being called a raghead "in jest" by a state senator in an interview and being accused of cheating on her husband, Nikki Haley easily won the Republican gubernatorial primary in South Carolina on Tuesday.


Business

DAVE RAMSEY: Real estate agent vs. for sale by owner -- Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on selling your home and buying a new car.

BIZ BITS: Women's finances: Embrace the power of the purse -- Weekly business column, with financial tips for women, a BBB warning about gym memberships and more.

MERCURY PHASE-OUT: Mercury owners disappointed but not surprised by phase-out -- Bill “Yogi” Yoggerst bought his 1950 Mercury more than 17 years ago, from 200 miles away, by phone, sight unseen. By Tim Landis of the State Journal-Register.