November 25, 2007

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Staying home for Thanksgiving?
Have the surging gas prices, coupled with expected airport chaos, prompted your family to stay home during Thanksgiving rather than hit the road? Tell us about it.
Do you gamble?
Are you a regular at casinos? Would you let a photographer and reporter hang around on a visit and interview you at home? Let us know at richman@globe.com.
HEALTH INSURANCE?
How is your boss responding to the new health insurance law? Is he giving you coverage for the first time? Did she cut your hours to avoid providing coverage? Please share your story with reporter Alice Dembner at Dembner@globe.com.
Super commuters
Do you commute more than two hours each way on a daily basis? If so, tell the Globe about your drive.
Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
Toll fines
Have you received a "Failure To Pay Toll Violation" ticket in the last year for not having the $3 necessary to cross the Tobin Bridge? If so, please contact reporter Erin Ailworth at eailworth@globe.com.
Miss Conduct
Have a quandary? Share it, and your question and Miss Conduct's answer may appear in an issue of the Globe Magazine. Submit a question.
Tales from the City
The Globe Magazine is seeking anecdotes about life in Boston. They can be simple, funny, touching, baffling -- anything, really. If you have one, please share your tale.
Business etiquette
Do you have a business etiquette question? Submit it to Business Columnist Peter Post.

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Buzz again surrounds Celtics-Lakers rivalry
We have officially gone back to the future. For the last 10 years or so, you could walk into The Fourís, the landmark sports bar...
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Happy Thanksgiving
Da Filtah is taking a break for the holiday. I'll be back to blogging on Monday, November 26th....
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Gardner: It's Jan. 8
New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner today announced that the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary will take place on Jan. 8, the earliest date ever...
Override Central
Cost of $154-million Newton school may go up
Newton's mayor is already considering a Prop 2 1/2 override. Now comes word that the cost of the $154-million Newton North school project may go...

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A near-perfect team
with a less-than-perfect image

The prospect of going undefeated is impressive enough, but it’s how the New England Patriots have gone about it that has turned their pursuit of perfection into must-see TV. (By Christopher L. Gasper, Boston Globe)

Growing number of foreclosures creates a new scam

As foreclosures in Massachusetts hit record levels, companies that offer to save troubled borrowers also have proliferated. But a growing number of people who agree to be rescued say they were robbed instead. (By Binyamin Appelbaum, Boston Globe)

Courageous teen risks deep brain surgery to regain muscle control

When he was operated on last fall, Alex Anisimov was among the youngest dystonia patients to receive ‘‘deep brain stimulation’’ implants. Over the following year, he and his family would experience the excitement of cutting-edge medicine, but also confront its maddening uncertainties.

Iowa's primacy in '08 presidential race reaps influence, increased funding

Iowa, whose first-in-the-nation caucus is vital for politicians who want to be president, has reaped a windfall of federal spending in recent years, collecting billions of dollars in subsidies for ethanol production and a disproportionate share of federal funding, according to a review of government records. (By Michael Kranish, Boston Globe)
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