July 6, 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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The little girl they couldn't see

The police officers had seen it all, but never anything like this. Last December, they stood inside a bedroom in a Brighton rehabilitation facility, visiting with Haleigh Poutre, a 13-year-old girl once deemed so hopelessly brain-damaged that judges approved the removal of her life support. (By Patricia Wen, Boston Globe)

Holiday violence leaves city on edge

A teenager fatally shot in the head at a holiday cookout in Hyde Park, the crackle of gunshots and firecrackers mingling in the evening air. A 20-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting, gunned down outside his Roxbury home. A homeless man brazenly beaten to death in broad daylight, near hundreds of shoppers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In a staggering spate of holiday violence, those were just the fatalities. (By Peter Schworm and Jonnelle Marte, Boston Globe)

Making Winnipesaukee a more golden pond

Long known for thrill-seeking boaters, arcades, and nighttime firework displays that drown out the calls of the loons, Lake Winnipesaukee in the last decade has become an increasingly favored spot of corporate high-flyers and self-made entrepreneurs. (By Sarah Schweitzer, Boston Globe)

Obama, McCain split over Afghan strategy

Barack Obama and John McCain are proposing sharply different strategies to seize the initiative from a resurgent Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, positions that underscore the two leading presidential candidates' competing visions of how to wage the war on terrorism. (By Bryan Bender, Boston Globe)

Investors' anxiety builds as
retirement nest eggs show cracks

In the coming week, millions of ordinary investors will rip open envelopes holding their retirement account statements for the second quarter and cringe. Most will find their stock and bond funds in 401(k) and individual retirement accounts sank between April and June as soaring fuel prices and woes in the financial sector dragged down markets. (By Robert Weisman, Boston Globe)

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