July 4, 2008

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Red Sox on the radio
Know a place in New England (or beyond) where the Red Sox are always on the radio? A back porch? Pizza joint? Clam shack? Factory? Tollbooth? Tell reporter Andrew Ryan about it for a story about background music to the New England summer. Please e-mail your responses to acryan@globe.com.
Registry remorse?
You got married — congratulations! Are you now looking around at your gifts and regretting the things you registered for? Is it because you were in a rush to pick them out? E-mail your wedding registry remorse story to chollands@boston.com.
Sweating your heating bill?
As oil prices rise, are you worried about paying your home heating bill this winter? Are you still dealing with bills from last season? E-mail eailworth@globe.com to share your story.
Peeked at your 401(k)?
Have you checked on the second-quarter performance of your retirement account? If so, we'd like to hear how you're coping. Please e-mail weisman@globe.com.
School's out for the kids. Now what?
Summer camps and family vacations are not yet in high gear. This week can be a challenging one for parents. What's your strategy? Email jkahn@globe.com.
Men's Body Wear
Are you a guy who wears body shaping underwear or stomach-trimming undergarments to look thinner or to fit into your jeans and suits? Please contact jodiaz@globe.com.
Beijing Olympics
Are you planning a trip to the Beijing Olympics? Are you going only for the sports - or any personal reasons? Please tell us about your plans at wen@globe.com.
Credit crunch got you down?
Having trouble getting a mortgage or refinancing? Email blanton@globe.com to tell us your story
Have a consumer question you want answered?
Want to know if an extended warranty is worth it? Wondering what to do if a dry cleaner ruins your clothes? We want to find answers for you in an upcoming feature. Email questions to consumer@globe.com.
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.
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.
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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Feuding Iraqis reach agreement

Nearly two dozen leaders from Iraq's feuding factions who were brought together under the aegis of a University of Massachusetts at Boston professor are slated to unveil an agreement tomorrow aimed at healing the ethnic and sectarian rifts in their country. (By Farah Stockman, Globe Staff)

Blind Freedom Trail ranger
retires after 30 years of reliving history

Black shoes squared, John Manson stands straight and true, as though out of respect to the history he has recounted for 30 years. His uniform, forest green and gray, is pressed and relatively unadorned: a small nametag over one chest pocket, a gold badge over the other. (By Christopher Baxter, Globe Correspondent)

Churches champion immigrants' plight

At Sunday services and spaghetti suppers, churches and other religious groups across Massachusetts are fueling a growing movement to defend immigrants' rights, from raising money for detainees to lobbying lawmakers to overhaul immigration laws. (By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff)

Hospital tells of surgery on wrong side

An experienced surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center operated on the wrong side of a patient this week, a serious medical mistake disclosed in an e-mail that hospital administrators sent to staff members yesterday. (By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff)

Pop goes the traditional music lesson

In a second-floor recording studio on a steamy afternoon, drums crash, guitar chords blare, and rock lyrics spew forth at a higher-than-usual pitch. Nine-year-old Nick Bell, his 10-year-old brother Jake, and their 11-year-old friend Andrew McElman are playing "Highway to Hell." (By Joanna Weiss, Globe Staff)

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