GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 10/21/10 editions
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WAKE UP CALL!: Helmet kids and youth sports
EDITING WORDS: Proper punctuation for "don't ask, don't tell"
REDESIGNED BOOMERS: The winter edition features articles on Medicare changes for 2011, what to consider in a vacation home, Thanksgiving recipes for two and more.
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 7 previews
READER CALLOUT: Fall foliage
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Learn about Puerto Rico
NOVEMBER FAMILY: 4 ways to put a new spin on Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping prep, teaching teens to be safe drivers and more
HALLOWEEN CALLOUT: Send in your Halloween photos
-- HALLOWEEN PAGE: Make your house haunted
-- READER CALLOUT: Show off your pumpkin carvings
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RELIGION NEWS: Survey tracks demographics of tea partiers -- Weekly religion news with items on the correlation between Christianity and the tea party, “The Cure for the Chronic Life” by Deanna T. Favre and Shane Stanford and more.
RECIPE: Fall for Autumn Cake -- You might ask, why is this pound cake named for the season? That’s easy enough. Its ingredients speak of a fall harvest, including yams and chopped nuts.
CANCER COOKBOOKS: Cookbooks for the cancer patient, survivor and caregiver -- Discussing a variety of books that offer cooking advice and recipes for those dealing with cancer or cancer treatment.
FAMILY MATTERS: Implementing behavior plans, for teachers and parents -- Children are learning “the ropes” of life and need incentives and encouragement, even more so than adults. A behavior plan provides the motivation that children need to succeed.
BREAST CANCER: Cancer patients feeling good by looking better -- The cancer treatments that may be saving their lives are also taking a toll on their skin and overall appearance. This program offers cosmetologists, wig experts, estheticians, makeup artists and nail technicians to help.
* Localization tip: Find out if similar programs for cancer patients are offered in your area.
WINE WISDOM: Discovering Hidden wines - I was recently invited to a dinner featuring wines from Sonoma County, California's, Hidden Ridge Vineyards, a winery specializing exclusively in cabernet sauvignon. There I discovered three wines I believe are best-kept secrets -- at least until now. By Mark P. Vincent.
BEER NUT: Boston Beer Company is paying it forward - Jim Koch, the founder of the brewery that makes Samuel Adams Boston Lager, is making it easier for small businesses to get a loan with the company's Brewing the American Dream program. By Norman Miller.
PETER CHIANCA: Parting with the hair up there - I noticed it when I was looking in the mirror the other day. It was almost imperceptible, but there was definitely something different. There was less hair up there.
SUDOKU: Puzzles 855-889 (November puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file as well.
JAMIE KENNEDY: Jamie Kennedy gets 'Uncomfortable' - There aren’t many jobs that don’t include criticism and complaints from the customers. But few careers involve the kind of in-your-face heckling that routinely confronts stand-up comedians. Jamie Kennedy says being an experienced performer is no guarantee of immunity. Nor is a list of TV and movie credits, or even celebrity status. By Brian Mackey.
* Localization tip: If Kennedy is coming to your area, do a breakout box with show and ticket information.
FARR SIDE: Move aside, Katy Perry -?Bruno Mars has arrived - Katy Perry may have had the song of the summer with “California Gurls,” but it was a 25-year-old guy from Hawaii who commanded the spotlight, and he didn’t even have a song of his own at the time. By David T. Farr.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Hereafter' and other movies opening this week - Matt Damon is seeing dead people in Clint Eastwood’s metaphysical drama about a man (Damon) with a special connection to the afterlife. By Al Alexander.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Halloween and politics.
BRITT CARTOON: Mr. Pinhead comments on gays in the military.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Figuring out who’s No. 1 is no easy matter - If cleanliness is next to godliness, the 2010 college football season is about to get unholy. The 2007 season is the greatest example to date of just how deficient the BCS can be when choosing a champion. By Eric Avidon.
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Jack Del Rio to blame for late, critical TD by Chris Johnson - Weekly fantasy football column: Believe it or not, Chris Johnson’s garbage-time touchdown that either cost you a fantasy win or led you to victory wasn’t the fault of Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher. By Joey Baskerville.
NFL QUICK SHOTS: Kolb, not Vick, best answer for Eagles at QB - Kevin Kolb completed 23 of 29 passes for 326 yards in a win over previously 4-1 Atlanta. He has a 118.7 passer rating in leading Philadelphia to back-to-back wins. Still, coach Andy Reid says former backup Michael Vick will remain the starter when he returns from a rib injury. By Matt Trowbridge.
BIZ BITS: Winning ways to sharpen your career search - Weekly business rail, with job-searching tips, a Better Business Bureau warning about free-trial offers and more.
* Localization tip: You can localize this file by adding a local business brief; a themed item would work best, something like Business Spotlight of the Week.
National budget 10.21.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget