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For 5/19/10 editions
 
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Notes:

WAKE UP CALL! It's West Nile season

FIRST IN PRINT: Success in New England with new initiative


Niche

MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Tour the nation's war memorials

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Drivers align for all-star race

MOMENT IN HISTORY PAGE: D-Day


News

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE CONTENT

GRAD CONTENT

OIL SPILL CONTENT


Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Extend living space with an outdoor room - How to take advantage of outdoor living space, tips on removing hardwood floor stains, electrical work safety guidelines and more.

CHEF FEHMI: Pasta is healthy when done right - On a traditional Italian dinner table, pasta is often served as the “primo” or first course whereas on most American dinner tables, it is enjoyed as the main meal. In both cases, when served right, pasta is delicious, nutritious and perhaps one of the quickest meals to prepare.

WINE WISDOM: Springtime for bubbly - When we think of bubbly, champagne immediately comes to mind. It's the lofty standard for sparkling wine the world over. Americans consume champagne mainly to celebrate special occasions, such as graduations or weddings. By Mark P. Vincent.

BEER NUT: Brewing up a tax cut for beer makers - Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., last week introduced legislation that would reduce the beer excise tax for small breweries around the country. By Norman Miller.

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: God is the best wi-fi there is - Why go on vacation and read e-mails and surf the Web? God's nature is right outside waiting for you.

PETER CHIANCA: A Facebook privacy primer (they know where you live) - Here at Facebook, we make a promise never to share what’s on your profile unless you have expressly authorized us to do so by not un-checking an arcane series of hard-to-find boxes, some of which don’t exist.

FRANK MULLIGAN: Deep thoughts from a shallow mind - I have a friend who once worked in the district court system. He said the pressure of being put on center stage during testimony tended to draw out the verbal gaffes hiding inside each of us.

GARY BROWN: At last I was one with nature … and nothing happened - When I saw the fawn lying near a tree branch that the wind had toppled, it looked so cute. Granted, at first it looked sort of dead. But then I jigged the branch nearest to it and its little nose twitched.

LOST IN SUBURBIA: The suburban rule of three - Whenever my husband goes out of town on business, one of three things invariably happens: One of the kids get sick, something in the house breaks or one of the pets dies.


Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions: Check out “Shrek Forever After” or “MacGruber” at the theater; celebrate Bike to Work Day or do some biking this weekend; observe World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development; watch some sports; and observe World Turtle Day.

BOOK NOTES: A novel approach to mystery - The German author Juli Zeh’s new and acclaimed novel “In Free Fall” is a quirky, intelligent story of detection involving two physicists, a police detective with just days to live and a bad joke that goes horribly awry. By Rae Francoeur.

VIETNAM BOOK: Author J. Richard Watkins relives his Vietnam journey - J. Richard Watkins said he hopes “Vietnam, No Regrets” will give readers a better understanding of the sacrifices made by those who served in a war that sent more than 58,000 men and women home in flag-draped coffins. By Bruce Coulter.


Opinions 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Arlen Specter sinks

BRITT CARTOON: Summer vacation at the Gulf

EDITORIAL: Life’s lessons continue long after you graduate - To the many students who make up the Class of 2010: We won’t torture you with another reminder of how tough the job market is. You know that, or you will know it soon. This is our advice for the rest of your life, your life outside of work, whether that work is meaningful or menial, or whether you are fortunate to get a job at all: You still need to grow. By the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.

MATTHEW CASEY: The case for real health care reform - During the protracted debate on health care, President Obama encouraged action by asking Congress not to “make the perfect the enemy of the good.” While a clever rhetorical device, the statement is based on the tacit presumption that the health care reform bill was, in fact, “good.”

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Kent State and the Frisbee Revolution - I was a freshman at Georgetown University when it happened on May 4, 1970. Most of us didn’t know what had taken place until late in the day. We were in class or studying for finals, so hours went by until my friends and I heard the news. On that warm spring Monday, the Ohio National Guard had opened fire on an anti-war demonstration at Kent State University and four students lay dead. Nine others were wounded.


Business / Ag

DAVE RAMSEY: The car has got to go - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on car payments and mortgages while in deep debt.

LLOYD GARVER: Is Wall Street bluffing? - According to the Los Angeles Times, some Wall Street firms don't care if a new job applicant went to business school or studied finance. The applicant probably didn't even have to graduate from high school. The firms are much more interested in how the young man or woman plays poker.

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Take the credit card quiz - Can you name — and no peeking please — every credit card, insurance card and official piece of ID in your wallet?