GateHouse News Service National Budget
8/18/11
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
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NOTE: Is anyone from your readership area going to 9/11 anniversary events in New York or Washington, D.C., next month? Contact Lisa at (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com -- I'd like to put them in touch with our reporters who will be in NYC and D.C. covering the events.


On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Congress considers teen-driving restrictions
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/idea-lab/x27456355/Thursdays-Wake-Up-Call-Congress-considers-teen-driving-restrictions

POLL QUESTION IDEA: Lots of TV takes years off your life
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/poll-ideas/x1837746895/Poll-idea-Couch-potato-alert-Lots-of-TV-takes-years-off-your-life

REDESIGN: Kansas papers go to 22 inches
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/newspaper-design/x919538841/Kansas-papers-redesign-for-22-inch-conversion


Niche

BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/archive/x1882859484/Reader-callout-Back-to-school

CAREERS SERIES: Four pages on starting a business, finding a new career and succeeding at the job you have
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1837737038/Careers-series-Fall-2011

FALL OUTDOOR LIVING: Tips on deer hunting season, how to prevent kids from getting lost outdoors, advice on getting a more accurate rifle
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x782947001/Fall-2011-Outdoor-Living-magazine

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1599840948/Reader-callout-High-school-football

SEPTEMBER FAMILY: Fall family activities, tips for stress-free birthday parties, advice for kids new to riding the school bus
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x643165118/September-2011-Family-magazine

PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Breast cancer awareness section in tab and broadsheet formats
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1158631996/Paint-the-town-Pink-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-section

LABOR DAY PAGE: Industries that are hiring now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1684322864/Labor-Day-Now-hiring


News

9/11 PHOTOS BOSTON: Photo gallery: 9/11 memorial in Boston – Download images of the 9/11 memorial at Logan Airport in Boston here:
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x27456838/Photo-gallery-9-11-memorial-in-Boston


Lifestyles

DIANA BOGGIA: Family meetings set children up for success - Family meetings are an old tradition and a wonderful opportunity to gather everyone together for family updates. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x919537363/Diana-Boggia-Family-meetings-set-children-up-for-success

CANDICE TELLS ALL: Color for color-phobes - Some people are afraid of spiders, while others have a fear of flying. In my profession, I tend to meet people who are afraid of color! Surround them with beiges and creams and they are happy, but throw in a little fuchsia or orange, and they practically start hyperventilating. By Candice Olson, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x27455281/Candice-Tells-All-Color-for-color-phobes

101 IDEAS: Hot trends for today's kitchens - Want to spice up your kitchen? Here are nine hot trends you might want to consider. By Anne Krueger, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1321495464/101-Ideas-Hot-trends-for-todays-kitchens

RESTORATION: A stunning restoration on steel tycoon's summer estate - Nestled atop Cresson Mountain is an Italian Renaissance garden created by Charles Wellford Leavitt Jr., a pioneering landscape engineer. With its climbing red and pink roses, Fisher Boy fountain and three reflecting pools edged by yellow Stella d'Oro day lilies, this tiered green space is a giant step back into an astonishing slice of Gilded Age grandeur. By Marylynne Pitz, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x919538625/A-stunning-restoration-on-steel-tycoons-summer-estate

HOBBIES: Stitch up a beach-towel roll-up - This beach-towel roll-up is the perfect beginner-sewing project, and you will only need a few supplies to get started. By Cathie Filian, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x386664498/Hobbies-Stitch-up-a-beach-towel-roll-up

HOMEFIX: Guard against unscrupulous contractors - My home was damaged by one of the tornadoes in the Midwest. In desperation, I gave a contractor a down payment to fix my roof before the next rain. Said he needed the cash to buy the materials. Long story short, he never showed up and the money is as good as gone. Please let your readers know. By Dwight Barnett, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1837745979/Homefix-Guard-against-unscrupulous-contractors

THE GARDENER WITHIN: Water-wise tips for a healthy garden - When it comes to watering a garden, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. In fact, plants can be killed by over-watering as well as under-watering. By Joe Lamp’l, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1837746013/The-Gardener-Within-Water-wise-tips-for-a-healthy-garden

TREASURES: A sand pail that has taken a kicking by elements - Dear Helaine and Joe: My parents bought this sand pail for my younger brother in 1956. The outside and bottom are in good condition, but there is some rust on the inside and on the outside around the bottom. How old do you think this toy is and how much is it worth? By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x386664608/Treasures-A-sand-pail-that-has-taken-a-kicking-by-elements

DIY TOOLS: DIYer's tools should include common sense, caution, sobriety - The abundance of home-improvement information that's available via the Internet, television, DVDs, books and magazines empowers homeowners who are looking for a challenge and a way to save money. By Rose Russell, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1852621470/DIYers-tools-should-include-common-sense-caution-sobriety

ASK THE PLUMBER: Beverage faucet can fill your bottled-water needs - Q: I'm on city tap water, and for the most part my family and I are very happy with the water quality. But, like a lot of families, I've noticed that we seem to spend a lot of money on bottled water. I want to cut down on buying bottled water by the case and start using our tap water to fill reusable bottles. Can you please give me some information on filter choices that will be easy to install in our present plumbing system? By Ed Del Grande, SHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x386664641/Ask-the-Plumber-Beverage-faucet-can-fill-your-bottled-water-needs

GO GREEN: September Go Green stories are now posted. Topics include green renovation tips for older homes, eco-communities, landscaping with native plants and eco-friendly cleaning products. By Carolyn Sperry, GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x919533282/September-Go-Green-stories

More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Entertainment

NEW MOVIES: 'One Day,' 'Conan the Barbarian' and more --  ONE DAY: In what sounds like a rip-off of “Same Time Next Year,” Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess play star-crossed friends, whom we meet every July 15 for 20 years, beginning with their college graduation in 1988. Hopefully, the story won’t feel like it’s taking two decades to unfold. Al Alexander/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1837747226/New-Movies-One-Day-Conan-the-Barbarian-and-more
*This column was formerly called Sneak Preview.

SUDOKU: Sudoku puzzles 1163-1190 (September puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x919538819/Sudoku-puzzles-1163-1190-September-puzzles

STAY TUNED: Keeping up with brand Kim Kardashian - Recently, a Los Angeles Times television reporter who I follow on Twitter posted this tweet: “Kim Kardashian is a PR genius. Wanna know why she's famous? She can get news outlets to write about THIS.” The reporter was referring to a post on the Los Angeles Times health blog, “Booster Shots,” that ran a story about Kim Kardashian's psoriasis. It turns out that Kim has the incurable autoimmune skin condition, which she discovered, in true Kardashian style, while on a filmed visit to her dermatologist's office during an episode of E!'s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x27451595/Stay-Tuned-Keeping-up-with-brand-Kim-Kardashian

BOOK NOTES: Movie-making, from the inside - Lenny Manzo’s memoir, “Above the Line: A Twenty Year Career inside the Movie Business,” is a likable, informative trek into the trenches of moviemaking. His passion for movies is part of the book’s appeal. We like Manzo, we want him to make it, and we read all the way to the end to see what happens. I’m not telling. By Rae Francoeur, North Shore, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1852622720/Book-Notes-Movie-making-from-the-inside

CHRISTINE O'DONNELL: Christine O’Donnell’s book hits the shelves in controversial fashion -- Former U.S. senatorial candidate and tea party darling Christine O’Donnell is continuing her quest to “break up the backroom deals” she felt has long troubled the Republican Party of Delaware. Her long awaited book, “Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again,” hit the shelves Tuesday. (Includes audio) Antonio Prado/ Dover Post (Del.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x386665923/Christine-O-Donnell-s-book-hits-the-shelves-in-controversial-fashion

BRIAN MACKEY: Boyz II Men, MC Hammer helped define their era -- Boyz II Men first teamed with MC Hammer in 1992 for his “Too Legit to Quit” tour. That tour was interrupted when, according to AllMusic.com, “tragedy struck when tour manager Khalil Roundtree was shot and killed in Chicago.” State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1852623060/Brian-Mackey-Boyz-II-Men-MC-Hammer-helped-define-their-era

MUSIC: Livingston Taylor is still winning over audiences -- Livingston Taylor is a big-picture kind of guy. He’s been crafting durable songs that sweetly, poignantly and sometimes piquantly address life’s little idiosyncrasies since long before most of his students at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., were born. Chad Berndtson/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x27457083/Livingston-Taylor-is-still-winning-over-audiences

More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Rick Perry and 'treasonous' Ben Bernanke. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x27455145/Granlund-cartoon-Rick-Perry-and-treasonous-Ben-Bernanke

GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama on vacation. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x27457200/Granlund-cartoon-President-Obama-on-vacation

EDITORIAL: No merit in suit filed by tobacco companies - It seems that the companies who have profited handsomely from decades (in some cases, centuries) of selling tobacco addiction and disease believe their First Amendment rights are being violated in the graphic new warning labels that will be required in September 2012 on all cigarette packs. By Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x919539994/Editorial-No-merit-in-suit-filed-by-tobacco-companies

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Obama’s bus tour ends after crash with GOP rivals -- President Obama’s three-day bus tour of the Midwest came to an abrupt end Thursday after a campaign bus pileup that left the president’s black bus tangled with those ferrying the three Republican presidential candidate frontrunners. Natick (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1852622979/Philip-Maddocks-Obama-s-bus-tour-ends-after-crash-with-GOP-rivals

BARRY GREENFIELD: Self-sustaining government: How to create local government profit centers - Believe it or not, there was a time when government ran a surplus. Even today, in this economy, there are municipalities that consistently close out their annual budgets with a surplus. By Barry Greenfield, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x919534877/Barry-Greenfield-Self-sustaining-government-How-to-create-local-government-profit-centers

More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions


Business

BIZ BITS: What to do if you've been laid off - Weekly business rail, with BBB warning about immigration businesses, tips on what to do if you've been laid off and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1852618122/Biz-Bits-What-to-do-if-youve-been-laid-off
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news


Sports

DIAMOND DIRT: Statue at Rangers Ballpark will honor Shannon Stone and son -- Unfortunately, memories like this won’t be able to happen for the 6-year-old son of Shannon Stone, a 39-year-old firefighter who recently fell to his death at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington when he tried to catch a ball tossed up from Josh Hamilton. The Texas Rangers announced earlier this week that they will be erecting a statue of Stone and his son at the home plate entrance of their 17-year-old stadium. Dominic Genetti/ Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x27456734/Diamond-Dirt-Statue-at-Rangers-Ballpark-will-honor-Shannon-Stone-and-son

GEORGE LITTLE: How the squirrel can help deer hunters -- If you want to be a better deer hunter, go squirrel hunting. I heard that from several old-timers when we were bucking bales or cutting corn out of soybeans. It was good advice then, and it still is. George Little/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1837747530/George-Little-How-the-squirrel-can-help-deer-hunters

More in NASCAR and the NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports