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WAKE UP CALL! Are allergies only in your head?


Niche

BRIDE MAGAZINE: Technology helps plan, broadcast weddings

READER CALLOUT: Send in graduation photos

MOMENT IN HISTORY PAGE: D-Day


News

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE CONTENT

SPINDLE CREATOR DIES: Creator of famous Spindle car monument dies - Dustin Shuler, the artist who created Berwyn, Ill.'s famous Spindle sculpture, which was seen in "Wayne's World," died Tuesday at his home in California. By Berwyn Suburban Life.


Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Container gardening mixes beauty, practicality -- Weekly home and garden rail, with tips for creating a container garden, how to beautify your bookshelf, what you should know before you remodel, and more.

COOL COFFEE: Make frosted coffee drinks at home to save some money --  Frosted coffee drinks can run $4 at coffee houses, and that’s without extra flavors, added espresso shots and milk substitutions. To save money, be your own barista and try these recipes. By Kathryn Rem of the State Journal-Register.

TIRAMISU: Chef Angela D’Urso: Easy tiramisu the perfect pick-me-up - Spring is here, and the leaves are blossoming on trees and flowers are bringing an assortment of colors to our gardens. These are the first signs spring has arrived and summer is on its way. After all the gray winter skies and bitter cold, spring is my pick me up, and thinking of this automatically makes me think of my all-time favorite dessert: tiramisu, which literally translates to “pick me up.”

LOST IN SUBURBIA: The Queen of Clean - As a stay-at-home mom, I have always aspired to attain housekeeping perfection. I figured, how hard could it be to clean the house and get all the laundry done in a 14-hour day? However, while this is a good concept in theory, it is somewhat harder to attain in the real world.

KATHRYN REM: Blogger tries again to eat just locally grown foods --  Starting Thursday, Wally Hartshorn is going to try to eat mostly locally grown foods . . . again. It has been 51 weeks since his family’s first stab at local eating. And it’s the day they will attempt again to become locavores, factoring in knowledge gained from experience.

THE BEER NUT: Together, brewers form a trifecta of good taste -- In 2003, Sam Calagione, Bill Covaleski and Greg Koch formed BUFF, Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor. By Norman Miller of The MetroWest Daily News.

TRAVEL: Around the world in 150 days: A blogger's tale -- With only weeks left in a five-month trek around the world, Allison Orin is agog with memories and new friends. By Diana Rossetti of The Repository.

FRANK MULLIGAN: Vending a helping hand -- It’s the little things that count, often because big things take a lot more time and effort.


Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions: Check out “Robin Hood” or “Letters to Juliet” at the theater, celebrate Nylon Stockings Day, check out (and wager on?) the Preakness, observe Armed Forces Day and celebrate Biographer’s Day.

ALBUM REVIEW: The Hold Steady, ‘Heaven is Whenever’ - The Brooklyn-via-Minneapolis band’s fifth record, “Heaven is Whenever,” out last week, spins tales of advice and retrospection, with Craig Finn, now 38, more distanced from the hoodrats, burnouts and townies that have populated his songs since the days of his first band, Lifter Puller. By Ed McMenamin.


Opinions 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Targeting Pentagon spending

GRANLUND CARTOON: The next step for college grads

SHERMAN CARTOON: Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan a target

LICCAR CARTOON: Waiting for the oil spill cleanup

EDITORIAL: CPR saves lives; know the latest ways you can help -- A new method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is not just for fire departments anymore. From the Rockford Register Star.

EDITORIAL: Dear Supreme Court nominee: We barely know ye - So what exactly does Elena Kagan believe? Expect that to be the major thrust of the inquiry in the coming weeks as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to hold hearings into the 50-year-old solicitor general's nomination for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

EDITORIAL: On spending, Gates echoes Eisenhower - Defense Secretary Robert Gates used the anniversary of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's victory in Europe to illustrate his most prescient speech. On leaving the White House in 1960, Eisenhower had predicted that what he dubbed the "military-industrial complex" would, if left unchecked, gobble up an ever-increasing share of the federal budget. By MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Anonymous haters show true selves on Internet - So here’s a question for you to ponder: Are people who vent their spleens on the Internet when they are (or believe they are) anonymous truly nasty people who manage to hide their true natures in real life in order to get along, or are they actually nice people who for some reason find that anonymity (real or perceived) brings out their hidden demons?


Business / Ag

DAVE RAMSEY: The free dinner that wasn’t - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on timeshares, car leases and insurance for stay-at-home moms.