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For 5/27/10 editions
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WAKE UP CALL! How will budget cuts affect summer theater?
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HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Our summer guide has tips on stylish and energy-saving window treatments, costs involved in pool installation, ways to keep your garage clean and safe, and more.
JUNE RADARFROG COUPON PAGE: The most bang for your food buck
-- JUNE RADARFROG COUPON BOOK
WEEKLY AUTO PAGE: Yes, the Corvette can get sportier
* Moving early because of the holiday *
READER CALLOUT: What's your favorite ice cream spot?
OIL SPILL: Groomers confused after BP rejects dog hair for oil spill -- Dawn Giovannucci, one of thousands of dog groomers across the country pitching in to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, thought the boxes of pet fur clippings she was shipping south were being used to sop up pools of toxic oil. By Evan Lips of The MetroWest Daily News.
-- LOCALIZATION TIP: Did groomers in your area contribute to the effort?
GOOGLE SUIT: Galaxy Internet sues Google for $10 million -- A Newton, Mass., Internet service provider is suing Google for $10 million, claiming the company invaded its customers’ privacy. By Dan Atkinson of Wicked Local Newton.
OIL SPILL CONTENT
MEMORIAL DAY: Check out our links package of Memorial Day content. If your newspaper has something to contribute, please let us know.
HEALTH WATCH: Regular exams key part of eye health -- How to protect your vision, tips for using sunscreen and insect repellent, research about battery ingestion, and more.
*Health rail for Monday, May 31. Posted early in advance of Memorial Day holiday.*
RELIGION NEWS: Catholic Church reburies Copernicus -- Weekly religion rail, with news of Copernicus being reburied in Poland, getting to know Moishe Rosen of Jews for Jesus, a study about parents and religion, and more.
WONDER YEARS: Iconic bread celebrates 90th anniversary -- Bread is a habit in the U.S.A. In many other countries, it’s a deeply rooted ritual. Bread has caused riots in France. It’s a religion in Greece, a symbol of Christ (both of them rise). In Germany, it’s a national treasure. And on and on. It never got beyond routine here. Wonder Bread, which in its 90th year, gets blamed for that. By Jim Hillibish of The Repository.
FUN FEAST: Invite a hedgehog to your holiday picnic -- Talk about an eye-catching centerpiece and tasty side dish — a watermelon that looks like a hedgehog. By Jennifer Mastroianni of The Repository.
BOILING POINT: Chicken sheds 'healthy' reputation -- If you still have a notion that chicken is relatively healthy fare, compared to burgers, you are misguided. By Jim Hillibish of The Repository.
GREEN THUMBS UP: Designing pleasing portable planters -- As the unofficial start to the summer season grows nigh, our phenomenal spring weather continues and with no threats of chilly nighttime temperatures in the forecast, the planting of tender annuals and warm weather veggies can begin in earnest. By Suzanne Mahler.
JOAN ENDYKE: Lower your carb intake to burn belly fat -- A better way to burn belly fat is to lower carbohydrate intake to 40 to 45 percent of total daily calories and to choose the least processed, natural sources of carbohydrates. Both tactics will reduce insulin production.
DIANA BOGGIA: Teach and communicate with children using codes -- Thumbs up and high fives aren’t the only ways to show a job well done. There are endless nonverbal hand signs as well as quick verbal cues that express excitement, encouragement and positive communication.
KENT BUSH: Path to adoption exhilarating, exhausting - I've always felt like I was a pretty good guy. I don't want to write a resume of self-commendation, but I think I take care of other people in common ways and in some ways most don't. However, that self-analysis of "I'm doing enough" changed thanks to a package of stories I wrote for the newspaper on Thanksgiving 2008.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Some suggestions as to how to spend your Memorial Day weekend.
- NOTE: This column is best localized, as there likely are many happenings around town, so please insert your own information when possible.
THE FARR SIDE: Summer should sizzle with new releases - Katy Perry is not an East Coast girl, but she knows how to be hip. She has a style all her own. Sometimes she talks funny, her music can make you feel good and, judging from her highly publicized relationship with Russell Brand, her kisses keep him warm at night. By David T. Farr.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Sex and the City 2' and other new movies -- "Sex and the City" returns for its second go-round on the big screen flaunting more bling and fashion sense than ever before. By Al Alexander of The Patriot Ledger.
FLICKS: 'Prince of Persia' has potential for success -- "Shrek Forever After” stumbled into first place at the box office. “MacGruber” flopped — gasp! By John Meo of the Norwich Bulletin.
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Sex and the City 2' an empty orgy of excess -- The once-fab foursome of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte have gone from confident and independent thirtysomething women to neurotic, self-indulgent middle-aged shrews in “Sex and the City 2.” Couldn’t they just go out on a high note? In the end, the joke’s on us because the film favors glitz over substance. By Dana Barbuto of The Patriot Ledger.
THE HEAVY: British band The Heavy knows how to mix it up -- There’s a long tradition of British bands mining American rhythm and blues for inspiration. But nobody’s done it quite like The Heavy, the quartet that will open Thursday for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at the House of Blues in Boston. By Jay N. Miller of The Patriot Ledger.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Identifying beachgoers
LICCAR CARTOON: The modern ice cream man
Business / Tech
DAVE RAMSEY: Forget mortgage accelerator plans - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on mortgage accelerator plans and bank-account balances.
AUTO BITS: ‘Air’ on the side of safety and savings - Weekly auto column, with tire tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
- NOTE: Column is moving early because of Memorial Day.