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STORY IDEA: Teens still texting behind the wheel despite laws
SAXOTECH: Handbook and training materials now available
DAVID ARKIN: How central desks help create multimedia newsrooms for GateHouse
SUMMER HOME & GARDEN: Attracting backyard birds, lawn car tips, how to restore lawn furniture
NASCAR PAGE: 7 most disappointing drivers so far
HOW-TO TAB: Get kids to exercise, stop drinking soda, learn to barter and more
FLAG DAY QUARTER PAGE: True (red, white and) blue
FATHER'S DAY LOOKALIKES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x358807699/Reader-callout-Fathers-Day-photos
GRADUATION PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x243993933/Reader-callout-Graduation-photos
FAVORITE CAR PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x767224137/Reader-callout-Favorite-car
*NOTE: This is June's syndicated Local Loop callout
HOUSING: 5 best real estate markets for hipsters
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Why a summer vacation might lead to your next business breakthrough
WALL STREET: The five dumbest things on Wall Street this week
ANALYST: Apple enterprise dollars looming larger
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
HEALTH WATCH: Choosing flip-flops -- weekly Health Watch with items on finding the healthiest pair of flip-flops, new research on diabetes patients, National Dairy Month and more. GHNS
R. WAYNE MEZITT: Magnolias say summer is here -- Mention magnolias, and most envision those tulip-shaped pink or star-like white flowers that appear as the days grow warmer. But some years these early season flowers can be affected by freezing temperatures that spoil that experience. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
KITCHEN CALL: It's a berry good season -- They’re here at last — berries. And they’re everywhere. Stand by for an avalanche of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. Eat them on morning cereal. In muffins. In salads. In desserts, both homely and fancy. Total berry indulgence. Linda Bassett/ Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
DAN SEABORN: Beware of those encouraging affairs -- A woman on my staff showed me an email she received recently that went into her spam folder, which read, “Life is short, have an affair.” Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
RETIRED PREACHER: Retired preacher helped Michigan town integrate the undocumented -- Fierro’s commitment throughout the years went far beyond just preaching. In the 1990s, he led an effort that helped hundreds of undocumented immigrant families find the path to U.S. citizenship. Megan Schmidt/ Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Milton’s 350th year – an upward staircase - June is a month for milestones. Weddings and graduations, and now the town of Milton where I live is having its 350th anniversary. Fireworks, music, picnics and the largest-ever town parade are planned. My excitement is tinged with the poignancy of time passing. “The grass withers and the flowers fall because the breath of the Lord blows on them” (Isaiah 40:7). By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
LOOKING UP: How about a transit of Mercury? - Hopefully you had a chance to witness the transit of Venus on June 5, when the second planet from the sun made a rare crossing of the sun’s face. Despite a cloudy forecast, I felt blessed to be able to see the transit twice, when small breaks in the clouds passed across the sun! I used a sunspotter projection device, invented by an old friend, the late Daniel R. Janosik. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
MUSIC: Victor Wooten is as inventive as ever -- Victor Wooten, the endlessly inventive bass ace best known as a member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, continues to create music that never sounds quite like anything else he’s done. Chad Berndtson/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
MUSIC: How Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez made it to Julliard at 11 -- But Gabriela Martinez, a 28-year-old Venezuelan pianist, had a different path. As a child from a musical family, she took to playing at a young age. At 4, she was given a violin, “but apparently it made me cry,” she says, and so her mother began her at the piano. It stuck. Keith Powers/ Cape Ann Beacon (Mass.)
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Award-winning author Bianca D’Arc - Bianca D’Arc headed a laboratory and was a corporate executive in Manhattan. She is also a martial arts enthusiast, musician, singer and songwriter, in addition to being a multi-published, multi-award-winning author. Her preferred genres are romance, suspense and thriller set within paranormal and/or science fiction worlds. Bianca isn’t afraid to explore the erotic side of relationships as well as the more traditional versions. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
BEL AMI REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Bel Ami’ doesn’t ring true - In “Bel Ami,” Robert Pattinson's latest film, he further spreads his wings — and, no, they don’t belong to vampire bats. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they plan to see this film and/or to give their review.
FARR SIDE: Ready for 'Big Brother' - Hurry up and get here, “Big Brother.” Now that “American Idol” is over, there’s a gap in reality TV. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
READERS GUIDE: Greg Allman’s ‘Cross to Bear’ - With their distinctive blend of rock and blues, the Allman Brothers Band has made an indelible mark on American music. Gregg Allman reflects back on those years -- on how he and his band mates emerged from the deaths of his brother Duane in 1971 and bass player Barrie Oakley a year later, on life on the road and the years lost to drug and alcohol addiction, and on his many marriages, including his high-profile union with Cher. Now sober and the recipient of a liver transplant, Allman shares his story in "My Cross to Bear." By Susie Stooksbury, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
EDITORIAL: Wisconsin recall effort should not have happened - By a healthy margin, Wisconsin voters affirmed their support for Gov. Scott Walker, who had been their choice for governor in 2010. This was a recall effort that never should have happened. By Springfield, Ill.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Trump accuses Obama of trying to make him look bad by not admitting he wasn’t born in the U.S. - Donald Trump expressed concern this week that President Barack Obama’s continual refusal to admit that he wasn’t born in the United States is effectively making Mr. Trump appear to be nothing more than a delusional, narcissistic blowhard whose rantings are more figment than fact. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
KENT BUSH: Faux outrage - We are living in the most outraged society in history. No one cares a little bit about anything. It seems that on every topic and issue, people are either zealous supporters, angry protesters or intentionally and completely apathetic. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they think there's too much false outrage these days.
More in cartoons and columns at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
ERIC P BLOOM: Beware of organizational shift - It’s a story that is often told. You love your job. You love your boss. You love the company and all is well with the world. Then something changed that upsets your universe. It may happen all at once or it may happen slowly over time. In either case, however, you wake up one day and say to yourself, “Wow, I’m no longer happy with my job.” By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
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GateHouse News Service National Budget