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WAKE UP CALL!: Localizing June unemployment stats

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TIME-LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY: How to capture motion in a really cool way


Niche

NO NASCAR PAGE MONDAY: GateHouse News Service will be closed Monday, July 5, for the holiday. The weekly NASCAR page will be posted Tuesday, July 6.

HEALTHY LIVING: Quarterly publication has articles on kids and sports injuries, men and postpartum, and pet health

JULY RADARFROG COUPON BOOK: Save on back-to-school, dorm shopping
- JULY RADARFROG COUPON PAGE: Know what's a deal and what's dangerous at thrift stores

WEEKLY AUTO PAGE: Don't call new Mercedes a minivan
- Posted early for the holiday

READER CALLOUT: Have readers send in summer drink recipes


News

FOURTH OF JULY CONTENT: Including our reader photos callout and ready-made ROP page

ELENA KAGAN: Cartoons, columns and editorials on the Supreme Court nominee


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: What's right for your sight? -- Health rail for Monday, July 5, 2010. Includes items on contact lens care, exercising during your lunch break, new research about honey's antibacterial properties, and more.
- Posted in advance for holiday

WOOD ON WORDS: Keep things positive with rose-inspired terms - “Rosebud.” It’s the first line of dialogue in one of the most acclaimed films ever made, Orson Welles’ 1941 classic “Citizen Kane.” By Barry Wood.

ELIZABETH DAVIES: Mosquitoes or not, summer is still magic - With July looming before me, I walked past the flag display at the store a half dozen times before I caved. Look, Mommy, it’s a flag! my little guy said over and over. I looked at his eager face and thought of the parade we would attend for Independence Day.

ASK DOG LADY: Should dogs be allowed at weddings? Weekly canine Q&A with Monica Collins.

LOOKING UP: David Rittenhouse, a patriot and an astronomer - As colonial America fought for their freedom from tyranny from the king of England 238 years ago, among the patriots was David Rittenhouse, who had a passion for the night sky. By Peter Becker.

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: We are the DNA children of Adam and Eve - War, racism and historical wounds teach us to hate people who are different from us. But if you discovered you shared the same ethnicity, would your viewpoint change?


Entertainment

PERNICE BROTHERS: Pernice Brothers return reinvigorated - "It’s more of a stripped-down record than any I’ve made,” says Joe Pernice, talking about the new Pernice Brothers album, “Goodbye, Killer.” “There’s a lot more space on this album as far as instruments go, and musically, I guess from a production standpoint, it’s quite a bit different than any of the records we’ve done.” By Chad Berndtson.

MOVIE REVIEW: Noirish ‘Killer’ a clumsy study of a sociopath - Casey Affleck and Michael Winterbottom are two of the most eclectic talents in the movie business, and news that they were joining forces to bring to life Jim Thompson’s pulpiest novel instantly made “The Killer Inside Me” one of the most intriguing entries of the summer. By Al Alexander.

MOVIE REVIEW: Tilda Swinton is stuck in an unfulfilling love story - It’s admirable that Tilda Swinton learned both Italian and Russian to play Emma, the strong-minded Russian-Italian matriarch in the mostly Italian-language, partially Russian-language drama “I Am Love.” That fact should certainly please viewers who can pick up her supposedly perfect Russian-accented Italian delivery. But that’s not enough to make the rest of us sit through this drab, convoluted, choppy story of family hassles among the well-to-do. By Ed Symkus.

REEL DEAL: Growing up often overrated, but 'Grown Ups' isn't - The “Grown Ups” of our second feature, though, only look grown up. In their hearts, and funnybones, they are anything but. And that's a good thing for moviegoers. By Robert McCune.

BABY STRANGE: Baby Strange regroups for reunion shows - One minute you’re here; the next you’re gone. That describes the Boston band Baby Strange. Four years ago, they had three records, a growing fan base and a string of regular gigs on the club circuit in England. But by 2007, Baby Strange was history. By Jay N. Miller.


Opinions  

GRANLUND CARTOON: On extended jobless benefits

KENT BUSH: Republicans are lucky ones right now - Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) recently told the New York Times that he thinks the tea party will soon be over. He criticized the movement for having goals with no vision. They want to "take their country" back, but they have no plan for what they will do once they reach that goal. That's why I think the Republicans are lucky right now. They are easily winning the public-relations battle because they don't have to do anything.


Business

AUTO BITS: Five tips for maintaining your motorcycle or ATV - Weekly auto column, with tips for maintaining your motorcycle or ATV, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
- File is moving early because of the holiday

PAUL A. EISENSTEIN: New Explorer big on safety -- Code-named U-502, the next-generation 2011 Ford Explorer will feature advanced safety features including a new system dubbed Curve Control.
- Posted in advance for holiday