May 5, 2008

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Own an SUV?
As gas prices rise, the value of SUVs is dropping. We're looking for SUV owners who've found the trade-in value of their SUV is less than expected. E-mail to discuss.
Text message lingo
Do you find instant message abbreviations or text message lingo seeping into formal writing? E-mail
Hard economic times and spring break
Are hard economic times forcing you to forgo Disneyworld with your kids this spring break? Please tell us about your closer-to-home spring break plans. Send emails to
Taking money from your 401(k)?
Have you had to make a ''hardship withdrawal'' from your 401(k) retirement savings account? Globe reporter Ross Kerber would like to hear about your experience — email him at
Beijing Olympics
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Retired but still working?
Are you retired from a corporate job and now working some place else -- like at a Home Depot or Borders -- because you want or need to continue working? Contact to tell us about it.
Men who read
Do you belong to a men's book club? Contact to tell us about it.
Credit crunch got you down?
Having trouble getting a mortgage or refinancing? Email 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 with "consumer" in the subject line.
Ever been solicited?
Have you been approached by a prostitute or call girl while attending any major conventions or sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, PGA, US Open, or World Series? If so, please email
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
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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Burma's death toll may top 15,000

Burma struggled yesterday to recover from a cyclone whose official toll soared past 10,000 dead, while its military leaders proceeded with a constitutional referendum on Saturday that would cement their grip on power. (By Seth Mydans and Helene Cooper, Boston Globe)

Frustrated drivers try to sell their gas-guzzlers

After paying $75 to fill his black Dodge Ram pickup truck for the third time in a week, Douglas Chrystall couldn't take it anymore. (By Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe)

Drivers skipping the road, boosting ridership on T

Their wallets siphoned by high gas prices, more Americans are taking the subway, bus, or commuter train, particularly in Boston, where officials say the number of subway riders is increasing faster than in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. (By Michael Levenson, Boston Globe)

Sox-Yankee rivalry cited in N.H. fatality

Only Ivonne Hernandez knows for certain what was in her mind when, prosecutors say, she sped from a parking lot near a Nashua lounge, turned her 11-year-old Dodge Intrepid toward a group of people on the street, and slammed into a 29-year-old man, killing him. (By David Abel, Boston Globe)

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