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Notes

WAKE UP CALL!: What do kids consider cheating these days?

WEBINAR RECAP: How to cover a disaster


Niche

AUGUST RADARFROG PAGE, COUPON BOOK: Save on energy-efficient windows and by mending your clothes

AUGUST MOMENT IN HISTORY PAGE: Remembering Elvis, Marilyn
- NOTE: This is the last page in the monthly series

FALL BOOMERS MAGAZINE: Volunteering in retirement, travel ideas for Oktoberfest and ways to stay beautifully gray

BACK TO SCHOOL TAB: Tips on cyberbullying, when homework help is too much and how to tell whether your child has a learning disability
- More back to school content
- Back to school photos reader callout
- High school football reader photos callout


Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Shape up your home to entertain guests -- Weekly home rail, with easy entertaining tips, how to save water in the bathroom, advice on transforming your carport into an outdoor entertainment area, and more.

GARDEN WITH MEANING: Reminders of her roots: Garden full of cultural links -- The bright yellow and red marigolds surrounding the happy gold Buddha at the steps of Hien Mach's home hold special meaning. By Pam Adams of the Journal Star.

TRAVEL: Foxwoods, MGM offer casino fun just for girls -- If people tell you that Foxwoods is only for poker-playing men and slot jockey grandmothers, they’re full of craps. There’s also a softer side to Foxwoods and its sister property, the MGM Grand, that is aimed squarely at female visitors who neither want to roll the dice nor drop a dime in some flashy machine. By Dana Barbuto of The Patriot Ledger.

THE BEER NUT: Say cheers with this cherry beer -- I usually don't write a column after trying a 2-ounce sample of beer, but I was absolutely blown away by Cisco Brewers' Cherry Woods. By Norman Miller of The MetroWest Daily News.

FRANK MULLIGAN: Can that check's in the mail stuff -- “Do we have Prince Albert in a can?” the store clerk said, responding to a phone query while I waited patiently in line to buy a Slim Jim.

LOST IN SUBURBIA: Feeling less than chipper - The first time I noticed the holes, I couldn’t figure out what they were or where they were coming from. There were dozens of them, about 2 inches across, scattered throughout my flowerbeds. It looked like someone had been jumping through my garden with a pogo stick.

ANNE PALUMBO: I’m not a guy! - Just last week, I was floored when a 20-something hospital intern called my mother and me “guys.”

PETER CHIANCA: An impressive out-of-body of work - Apparently, scientists in Switzerland and Sweden have managed to induce out-of-body experiences in the laboratory. And you know what that means: Soon we may be able to have out-of-body experiences whenever we want them, instead of just sitting around hoping they might happen.


Entertainment

ALBUM REVIEW: Arcade Fire, ‘The Suburbs’ -- When Arcade Fire turned up in 2004, it was with nothing less than the most uplifting reflection on mortality ever put to record, the elegiac yet hopeful “Funeral.” Now they’re back in concept-album territory with “The Suburbs," and their exploration of the ennui and misspent youth in the rolling developments beyond America’s cities is almost as fascinating. By Peter Chianca.

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include watching “Step Up 3D” or “The Other Guys,” commemorating Hiroshima, celebrating National Mustard Day and more.
* Localization tip: If there are any Hiroshima/World War II events in your area, list those in the item. You could also do a survey on what people think the best kind of mustard is, or solicit homemade mustard recipes. Also list good places to watch the meteor shower.

BAD CITY: Q&A with Max Perenchio of Bad City - Lead guitarist Max Perenchio opens up about this new band. By Gary Darling.


Opinions  

BRITT CARTOON: Joe the plumber, your 15 minutes are up

EDITORIAL: Invest in real-deal immigration bill, not lawyers - Just when many Hispanics had begun questioning the wisdom of crossing America's southern border, a federal judge put the brakes on Arizona's efforts to let immigrants, especially of the illegal variety, know they are no longer welcome. By the Journal Star of Peoria, Ill.

EDITORIAL: Free to build a mosque near Ground Zero - The opposition to an Islamic center proposed in Manhattan begins with an inaccurate description. The planned Cordoba Center will not be located at Ground Zero, let alone on the actual site of the World Trade Center towers. The Cordoba Initiative proposes a 13-story building several blocks away from the site, housing offices, a cultural center, a mosque and, its backers now say, an interfaith chapel. By The MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.

EDITORIAL: Debate over Lockerbie bomber spurs more pain -- Scammers are so savvy at picking tidbits of information out of your conversation with them and feeding them right back to you as if it's information they already knew that it is just mind boggling. From the Messenger Post.

EDITORIAL: College freedom has consequences -- If your child’s college was not on the party school list released this week, we bet you were breathing a sigh of relief. You shouldn’t be. From the Rockford Register Star.

MICHAEL WINSHIP: The right manipulates Muslims -- and Boy Scouts -- The right wing of this country has opted to ignore many of the qualities one usually associates with a good Scout — trustworthiness, honesty and especially cleanliness — to sling mud at the president.

KENT BUSH: Sarah Palin's comment hits President Obama below the belt - You can't have it both ways. Sexism is sexism. Saying that a man won't do something because he is spineless is one thing. It is a different matter to say that a man doesn't have the testicular fortitude to accomplish something.

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Counting down the days until school starts - My daughter and I are both counting the days until she returns to college, but for different reasons.

JERRY MOORE: Free speech — love it or hate it, be glad you have it - It’s easy to denounce unpopular speech and encourage its prohibition when we don’t agree with what’s being said. But each of us may eventually advocate a cause that angers somebody.


Business

DAVE RAMSEY: Dave’s plan is no get-rich-quick scheme - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on Dave Ramsey’s financial plan, financial gifts for children and the best place to put savings.

HOSPITAL TECH: Hospitals work to revolutionize exchange of health information -- In the computer age, the ability to share health information would appear to be the least of the reform challenges facing the nation's medical industry. By Steve Tarter of the Journal Star.
* To localize: What are hospitals and medical centers in your community doing to bridge the technology gap? Is there a statewide organization tackling the issue? Do some hospitals share information via integrated computer systems? Is federal money being used for this? *

LIZ BEAVERS: Scams of every sort, at all hours -- Scammers are so savvy at picking tidbits of information out of your conversation with them and feeding them right back to you as if it's information they already knew that it is just mind boggling.