GateHouse News Service National Budget 9.23.10

GateHouse News Service National Budget 9.23.10

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343,
Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870,


WAKE UP CALL: Do your readers want their salmon labeled?

POLL QUESTION IDEA: Will J-Lo, Steven Tyler save ‘American Idol’?

EDITING WORDS: Our latest entry is on the use of some religious terms.


PAGE DOWNLOAD NOTE: Please note that GHNS is beginning to post pages for download individually. So if you need only the Quark 4 version of a page, you can download only the Quark 4 version. If you have questions or concerns, contact Lisa Glowinski at or 217-816-3343.

HEALTHY LIVING: Our redesigned tab has stories on gadget overload, hoarding, helping caregivers and much more.

RED RIBBON PAGE: ROP for Red Ribbon Week is now available:

GO GREEN: LEEDing by example.

PFW WEEK 3: Regional and national pages for Week Three are available for download here:

OCTOBER FAMILY: Our redesigned tab has stories on family game nights, a fun twist on school lunches and more.




BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CONTENT: We’re packaging content of national interest for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so check back here often. If your paper has something to contribute, please let us know.

DIANA BOGGIA: Consistency in routine is key to completing homework - Setting the standard for homework at the very beginning of the school year helps your child learn your expectations as well as the importance you place on his schoolwork.

BRIAN MACKEY: White House tries to shine light on arts - Through a studiously diverse performance series, President Barack Obama has made the arts an important part of White House life.

RELIGION NEWS: Weekly religion rail, with items on prayer in American schools, how religion affects our political views and more.

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SUDOKU: Puzzles for October (827-854) are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file as well.

SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Wall Street,' 'Never Let Me Go' and other movies opening this week - Michael Douglas reeks of desperation in this questionable resuscitation of Gordon Gekko. And standing right next to Douglas eager to regain past glory is Oliver Stone, himself on career life support. By Al Alexander.

YOU AGAIN REVIEW: Movie review: 'You Again' should be good, but it stinks - You'll find more laughs at a leper colony than in "You Again," a non-comedy that wastes a talented cast including Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver. By Bob Tremblay.

NOODLE SHOP REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Noodle Shop’ is so ‘Simple,’ it’s hilarious - It’s hard to find examples of American films that have been remade into foreign affairs. Now the Coen brothers’ first foray into cinematic black humor, “Blood Simple,” a story of greed, misunderstanding, love, hate, revenge, and plenty of violence has been adapted. Noted Chinese director Zhang Yimou (“Raise the Red Lantern,” “Hero”) has taken that fierce and funny material, and transformed it into the equally tragic – but somehow much goofier – “A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop.” By Ed Symkus.

FARR SIDE: Fantasia’s personal challenge is disheartening - When I first heard Fantasia Barrino attempted suicide, I was saddened. How could someone who apparently had it all decide to give up? By David T. Farr.

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week, head to the theater for “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole” or one of the other movies opening Friday; celebrate R.E.A.D. in America Day; participate in Family Health and Fitness Day; and more.

* Localization tip: If any local groups are holding events for R.E.A.D. in America Day, Family Health and Fitness Day or National Hunting and Fishing Day, please list their info. And feel free to add any other big local events.

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BRITT CARTOON: The recession is over!?

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Jimmy Carter lashes out.

CHARITA GOSHAY: Soldiers pay price so we won’t have to - In a way, my friend Leland C. McFarren’s death is a hard reminder of the exorbitant price exacted by war and the sacrifices required to preserve freedom.

LLOYD GARVER: Flying will hurt - I thought it was a joke when I heard that an airplane seat manufacturer was trying to sell airlines seats that are more uncomfortable than the ones we're used to. But it's not a joke. Avointeriors is the Italian manufacturer that has come up with seats that would put passengers in a half-sitting, half-standing posture. The seat would actually be a saddle, and the posture of the passenger would allow more of these seats to be squeezed onto a plane than the usual coach seats. That's just the kind of thing that air travel needs now. When people get off a plane after a trip, don't they all say, "The flight was OK, but I just wish there had been less room"?

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BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with tips on why massage is good for you, BBB warning about sports tickets scams, a look at computer satisfaction and more.

DAVE RAMSEY: The rule about owning a car - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on the value of the car you drive and if rich people need to budget.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: A season of change - While Alabama and Ohio State remain constants, holdovers at the top of the polls from the past few seasons, their brethren have fallen and others have risen to take their place. Sure, Texas and Florida and Oklahoma are unbeaten, but they’ve each revealed themselves to be shells of what they were in recent years, much more vulnerable than in the past. Meanwhile, Nebraska and Arkansas and South Carolina are creeping higher. By Eric Avidon.

FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Be patient with your fantasy football studs - I’ve been corresponding for about two weeks with a reader living in Akron, Ohio, named Earnest, or “EJ,” and he’s not too happy about his fantasy team. Chances are you can identify with his pain. By Joey Baskerville.

PFW WEEK 3: Regional and national pages for Week Three are available for download here:

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