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For 9/26/07 editions
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COP BLOGGER: Reverse Batman dons cop uniform by day, weapons of words by night. In / news
GOV ‘BONE-HEADED’ FLAP: Chicago - Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said his boss's administration is being "bone-headed" by cutting $100,000 in assistance to a state program that helps local governments pay for heart defibrillators. Quinn and Gov. Rod Blagojevich have become politically estranged amid the recent battle over a state budget and how to pay for it. Ramsey. Evening/Illinois and Illinois News
GM SUPPLIERS adopt wait-and-see stance. Rockford. On wire now/Illinois and Illinois News
SERIAL KILLER VICTIM RELATIVE SPEAKS - Sister (from Marlborough) of woman whose remains were recently found in Rutland - and who is believed to be a victim of a serial killer - talks about her sister's disappearance and death. MetroWest Daily News, Mineo, 18 inches, 6 p.m.
ART: With photos
DOUBLE VOTER - A Weston woman has been fined $4,000 by the state of Connecticut for registering and voting in Connecticut last year, even though she is legally a Mass. resident and votes here, too. Her vote led to a tie in a Connecticut race.
MetroWest Daily News, Reuell, 12 inches, 6 p.m.
NFL QUICK SHOTS: Reed Schreck's Quick Shots, weekly NFL digest. ROCKFORD / sports / pro football
WESSLER COLUMN: On Jim Thome memorabilia. Wessler/Peoria. Evening. /Illinois Sports, Sports Columns
BEARS PASS DEFENSE: Uh, oh, Bears pass defense is starting to spring leaks again. Last year, after Mike Brown and Tommie Harris were injured, Chicago went from the NFL's No. 1 pass defense through 10 weeks to the absolute worst the final six weeks. Sunday night, with Brown gone for the year and Harris out the second half, Chicago gave up 320 passing yards in the first three quarters of a 34-10 blowout loss to Dallas. MATTHEW TROWBRIDGE/ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR, words 600 @4:30
PATRIOTS COLUMN – On Randy Moss and Tom Brady gelling. MetroWest Daily News, Megliola, on wire now
ART: With photo to come of Moss
ILLINI FOOTBALL: Notebook on Illinois as it prepares to host No. 21 Penn State Saturday. SUPINIE/Champaign/Illinois sports and Big Ten. Moving early evening.
EDITORIAL: GIULIANNI’S CALL: Technology changes much faster than the rules of etiquette, so we're a long way from settling on the do's and don'ts of cell phone use. But many people, maybe most, consider it rude to interrupt a business discussion with people you don't know well to take, and complete, a non-emergency personal call. METROWEST / in / editorials
HOLMES COLUMN: ROMNEY FOREIGN POLICY IGNORANCE - In an effort to get in on the Ahmadinejad action, Mitt Romney displays his foreign policy ignorance. MetroWest Daily News, 6 p.m.
ART: column mug
CHARITA GOSHAY COLUMN: WHAT’S THE CRIME IN SAGGY PANTS? Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself taken when you were a teen or in your 20s ... and cringed at what you were wearing? Seemed cool at the moment, didn’t it? Thankfully, bad fashion rarely survives the passage of time. Some communities are considering laws to punish people for the primarily black, hip-hop fad of excessively saggy jeans; among them, Trenton, N.J., and Atlanta. CANTON / in / opinions, Goshay
ART: column mug
GRANLUND CARTOON: Ahmadinejad in America, on Iran’s prez. METROWEST / in / cartoons
Lifestyles (Wednesday is Food)
OLD-FASHIONED POPCORN: Popping the perfect popcorn takes patience, proficiency. SPRINGFIELD / in / food
ART: pic, with recipes for non-microwave popcorn
KATHRYN REM COLUMN: Would you eat what Brits ate 8,000 years ago? SPRINGFIELD / in / food
ART: column mug
BEGINNER’S BOX: A tasty and low-calorie dessert: Baked apples. CANTON / in / Food
KUGELS: Using their noodles: Kugels are a holiday treat. PATRIOT LEDGER, Mass. / in / Food
ART: pics, look for kugel recipe
‘WILD’ CHILD SEAN PENN: Did Sean Penn just make his first hit (as a director)? Penn was never content just to act in movies. He had set higher goals very early on. CNC, Symkus, 20 inches, on wire now
ART: With photos from “Into the Wild”
MINIMALISM SQUARED: Illinois man, inspired by famous 'cube house,’ builds home with only the basics. PEORIA / in / home & garden
ART: interesting, artsy pics
MAGICAL ‘NEW’ CARPETS: Gabbeh rugs from the East have carved a lasting new niche in U.S. home décor. METROWEST / in / home & garden
JIM HILLIBISH GARDENING COLUMN: Get a head start on 2008 growing season. CANTON / in / home & garden columns