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WAKE UP CALL!: Will U.S. team's run get more excited about soccer?

BEST OF GATEHOUSE: Profiles begin of 2010's Newspaper of the Year winners

EDITING WORDS: Do you capitalize ground zero in 9/11 stories?


9/11 ANNIVERSARY SECTION: An eight-page section, callouts, house ads and more

BUCKET LIST CALLOUT: What's on readers' "bucket lists"?

AUGUST FAMILY: Brown-bag lunches that fit new MyPlate guidelines, how to communicate with your kid's teacher and teaching kids about money

BACK TO SCHOOL PAGE: Clothing trends

BACK TO SCHOOL TAB: Tips for kids heading to elementary school through college



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- U.S. Edges Brazil In World Cup Thriller
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-- Localization: Read this GHNewsroom post for localization ideas:

- WTC Islamic Center approved, lawsuit dismissed
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-- Localization: Ask readers how they feel about the mosque being approved.


VETERAN DIES ON RIDE: Iraq war veteran dies on roller coaster ride in N.Y. - Sgt. James Thomas Hackemer, 29, a United States Army veteran and father of two who lost both legs in a roadside bombing while deployed in Iraq, was ejected from the roller coaster around 5:30 p.m. Friday, park officials said. The ride is 208 feet at its highest point, but witnesses said that is not where the accident occurred. By John Anderson, Wellsville, N.Y.


HEALTH WATCH: Summer feet -- weekly Health Watch with items on how to care for your feet in the summer, how to do proper lunge rows and more. By GHNS

RUNNING: Tom Licciardello: Find your race, start a streak  -- Writing a monthly article about running should be easy. After all, it’s an essay that’s only due 12 times per year, and my many years as a runner should provide plenty of fodder. I found myself searching for an idea for this month’s column in “Runner’s World” magazine — perhaps the most widely read national magazine on every aspect of the sport, and, surely, I would be inspired. Tom Licciardello/ WickedLocal Andover (Mass.)

GRILLING 101: Tips and tricks from the experts  -- Summer months are the best time to break out the grill and enjoy a different way to make the most out of meats and vegetables. Grilling and barbecue expert, Troy Conner, is the chief cook of Extreme Roasters in Ionia, Mich., a group that competes in national barbecue competitions and is an eight-time state champion. Karin Armbruster/ The Ionia (Mich.) Sentinel-Standard
* Localization tip: Interview chefs or grilling experts in your area for their tips and tricks.

GARY BROWN: Gary Brown: Do comic books help us learn?  -- Before we all giggle, the “Female Force” series of 32-page comics previously chronicled the lives of a number of other powerful and accomplished women: Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Walters and Sarah Palin. Canton (Ohio) Repository

REV. TIMOTHY SCHENCK: People, like mosquitoes, can drive you nuts -- I grudgingly admit that mosquitoes are God’s creatures. I guess they fall into the “small” category of “All creatures great and small.” But let’s face it: God has done better work. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

JEFF VRABEL: 'Angry Birds' teaches my son about life - and monkeys - "The best things to kill are the monkeys. Not because they're evil. Because they give you 5,000 points," my son says, from the backseat, his eyes not looking up from “Angry Birds.” Let me first clarify that neither he nor his parents advocate the killing of real-world monkeys, no matter how many points it gets you. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS columnist.

LORETTA LAROCHE: Quest for self betterment leads to more dysfunction - Is it possible for us to get rid of all of our dysfunctional behaviors? And if we do, what happens to Jerry Springer-like daytime television? By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.


CHARITA GOSHAY: Trial by TV threatens our judicial process -- Does Anthony know more than she’s telling? Obviously. But being an immature, self-centered liar and a member of one of the most dysfunctional families since the Borgias is not grounds for a lethal injection. Canton (Ohio) Repository

KEVIN FRISCH: On Supreme Court, 9-0 adds up to more than 5-4 -- I’m always more confident in a Supreme Court decision when it’s unanimous. I may not agree with it, but I at least feel it was decided on something like its merits. Daily Messenger (N.Y.)

Business / auto

SHOESTRING LIVING: Grocery shopping revisited - Over the years, the topic of grocery shopping has crossed my laptop more than a few times. With food the second largest expense for our family of five, it’s also one that I continually struggle to manage. Here are a few of my favorite tips on keeping that bill down. Some of them I already practice, and others I’ll be implementing soon. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS columnist.

ON COMPUTERS: Pay $8 for an HDMI cable? - HDMI is a standard, so all cables are similar, no matter what the price. So don’t be a sucker and fall for the costly ones. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.

AUTO BITS: Help keep your car from early retirement - Weekly auto rail, with car-maintenance tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* 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.

GREG ZYLA: Saab’s roots date back to New York car show - Q: Hey, Greg, I used to love the Saab cars and am not sure what will happen today as the Saab model was sold by General Motors. What’s the scoop on this great Swedish model, and when did they come to America? By Greg Zyla, GHNS columnist.
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