Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com.

Here are the top New England regional stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at gatehousenewsservice.com. Please submit stories below no later than 6 p.m. local time, unless you have breaking news that is changing significantly. Questions?

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News

$64,000 CELEB OBIT - Regina Bauks, former TV contestant queen, dies in Marlborough. She was
on several big TV game shows including $64,000 Question.
MetroWest Daily News, Uek, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
With contributed photo

NURSING SCHOOL RECERTIFIED - Mass. Bay Community College gets recertification of its nursing program, less than a week after Globe reported trouble and grade tampering by MBCC official.
MetroWest Daily News, Hilliard, 15 inches, 6 p.m.

CASINO DEAL - Obtained copy of Middleboro's counteroffer, will synopsize and say what each side thinks is wrong with the other's offer in light of scheduled meeting Friday morning between town and tribe.
The Enterprise, Elwell, 15 inches, 6 p.m.

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN - Families in Carver, Taunton host kids here for medical care.
The Enterprise, Fernandes. 20 inches, 6 p.m.
Photos if children

ULTIMATE FIGHTER TO AFGHANISTAN - UFC competitor from Milford will spend two weeks overseas giving clinics to the troops.
Milford Daily News, Lynch, 15 inches, on wire now
With photo

Business

FUNNY BUSINESS -  Comedy clubs thrive on Cape Cod.
CNC, Julian, 20 inches, on wire now
With photos

UPPER CRUST - Famed Boston pizza place is opening on Moody Street in Waltham this weekend.
Daily News Tribune, Gilbride, 15 inches, 6 p.m.
With photo

Opinions

EDITORIAL: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE IN IRAQ - OK, Bush and supporters don't want to say we lost Iraq but it's clear we're not going to win. The benchmarks show the Iraqis have a long way to go but we shouldn't foot the bill in dollars and lives.
The Patriot Ledger, 15 inches, 6 pm

CARTOON: O'MAHONEY'S VIEW - Lady Bird and Lyndon in the Great Society in the sky.
Patriot Ledger, on wire now

JULIA SPITZ COLUMN -  Webster's has released 100 new words it'll be adding to the next edition of its dictionary. You know what that means. Whiny kids and a brand new Spitzionary.
MetroWest Daily News, on wire now

PETER COSTA COLUMN - It is what it is or is it? The new phrase is also so multifunctional. It can refer to states of being, conditions and things.
CNC, on wire now

Sports

LENNY MEGLIOLA COLUMN -  Sox are up 10 games at the break – so why are you still worried?
On wire now

Lifestyles

YOUR CAPE REPORT -  Weekly roundup of events and news.
On wire now
With photos

BARBECUE EXPERTS - Oklahoma couple visit Maynard to train hardcore barbecue enthusiasts in the art.
Beacon, Foster, 22 inches, on wire now
With photo

WIDESPREAD PANIC - Concert advance as jam-oriented band coming to Boston July 18.
Patriot Ledger, Berndtson, 18 inches, on wire now
With photo

CLASSICAL SINGER - Bulent Guneralp sings in Somerville as a very different performer than in his native Istanbul. In fact, it’s like he’s playing a different instrument.
CNC, Hinson, 20 inches, on wire now
With photos