GateHouse News Service national budget 9.19.12



 

 

GateHouse News Service national budget 9.19.12

 

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com

Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

 

 

AT GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

New in Niche: October Family
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/gatehouse-news-insider/x887147752/New-in-Niche-October-Family-9-18-12

 

Best GateHouse photos of the week
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x887148796/Best-GateHouse-photos-of-the-week-September-12-18-2012

 

The 'Answer Book' turns all-digital for Patriot Ledger, The Enterprise
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x887147272/The-Answer-Book-turns-all-digital-for-Patriot-Ledger-The-Enterprise

 

 

NICHE

 

OCTOBER FAMILY: Lessons in giving
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x346972892/October-Family-magazine-Lessons-in-Giving

 

PFW PAGES: Week 2 Pro Football Weekly pages
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x346972955/PFW-weekly-pages-Week-2-09-18-12

 

KIDZBUZZ: Learn about International Peace Day

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x346969310/Weekly-NIE-Page-A-day-for-peace

 

FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT: Articles on the revival of mid-century modern furniture, tips for a perfect paint job, fall lawn care and more.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2131921389/2012-Fall-Home-Improvement-magazine

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Sept. 7

 

2013 AUTO GUIDE: Reviews of more than 40 cars, pickups and SUVs, as well as tips on auto maintenance.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2131921348/2013-Auto-Guide

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Sept. 6

 

PAINT IT ALL PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2131919993/Pink-2012-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-sections

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 31

-- Survivor stories callout: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1987954739/Reader-callout-Breast-cancer-survivor-stories

 

 

THE STREET

 

9 Vital Apps You Need to Find Your Next Home
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x326768214/9-Vital-Apps-You-Need-to-Find-Your-Next-Home

 

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

LOST IN SUBURBIA: An evening with the Duchess of Sickitude - There are some times you get sick when you feel it coming on for a couple of days. You take all the Echinacea you can legally get your hands on, get all jacked up on zinc … and then get horribly sick anyway. Then there are other times when you are just going along, minding your own business and feeling absolutely fine, when suddenly, BLAMMO, you get hit by the sick truck. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x887144257/Lost-in-Suburbia-An-evening-with-the-Duchess-of-Sickitude

 

PAINT SAVINGS: Tips for saving money on paint - Painting can get expensive, especially when you opt for high-quality, lasting paints with good coverage that will stand the test of time, which you definitely should. It’s tempting to look for shortcuts to save on paint, but remember that you can encounter some pitfalls if you’re too focused on the bottom line. By s.e. smith, Networx.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x69967764/Tips-for-saving-money-on-paint

 

FAMILY MATTERS: What's your parenting style? - Diana Boggia says children learn life lessons when they’re held accountable for their actions through natural consequences. Natural consequences help children grow up feeling good about themselves, while learning to make the right choices. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1334620095/Family-Matters-Whats-your-parenting-style

 

PETER CHIANCA: Yes, it’s both wicked AND awesome - I do most of my writing for WickedLocal.com here in greater Boston, where we’re currently running the “Wicked Local Legends Challenge.” I had originally figured this was sort of a “Battle of the Network Stars” for Massachusetts celebrities, where people like Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Woburn playwright Eric Bogosian would compete in obstacle courses and swimming relays. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x1505344199/Peter-Chianca-Yes-it-s-both-wicked-AND-awesome

 

TRADING POST: Winning recipes from national coffee contest -- If you read this food column regularly, you might know that Anthony Karas of Chatham, Ill., won the Seattle’s Best Coffee Red Cup Showdown at this year’s Illinois State Fair. What did the trick was his warm coffee creation called Cafe Mocha en Fuego. Kathryn Rem/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1298143816/Trading-Post-Winning-recipes-from-national-coffee-contest

 

GARBAGE-CAN DINNER: A one-pot meal for a crowd -- Place the lid securely on the can. Cook over an open fire for about three hours. The Elks prepared three cans; each was placed over bricks positioned at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock. A charcoal fire was started underneath, and it was fed periodically with small pieces of wood. Kathryn Rem/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1298143819/Garbage-can-dinner-A-one-pot-meal-for-a-crowd

*This will be in a weekly Food page.

 

More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

SUDOKU OCTOBER: Sudoku puzzles 1555-1589 (October puzzles) are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/puzzles/x887145292/Sudoku-puzzles-1555-1589-October-puzzles

 

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include watching the Emmys, seeing a new movie such as “Dredd 3D” or “End of Watch,” participating in Banned Book Week events and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2109445172/5-Things-to-Do-This-Weekend-Sept-21-23
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for any local events, list Banned Book Week activities and create a poll on some of the big Emmy categories.

 

MUSIC/ KANSAS: Rock violinist David Ragsdale's journey to Kansas  -- A member of the rock band Kansas, Ragsdale may have been a reluctant violinist when he was a boy (more on that in a minute), but when he got serious about the instrument, he made it his mission to be a rock violinist. Brien Murphy/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1298143938/Rock-violinist-David-Ragsdales-journey-to-Kansas

 

MUSIC/ CELTIC THUNDER: Stepping into Ireland with Celtic Thunder -- Celtic Thunder is the Ireland-based brainchild of producer Sharon Browne, who co-founded the all-female group Celtic Woman in 2005. Amid much dramatic lighting, staging and choreography, Celtic Thunder offers up a show of new original songs, very old traditional songs and a handful of off-beat cover tunes. Ed Symkus / MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x726714959/Stepping-into-Ireland-with-Celtic-Thunder

 

MUSIC/ SHA NA NA: John 'Jocko' Marcellino: The youngest person to play Woodstock -- While college students were a big part of the audience at Woodstock in the summer of 1969, John "Jocko" Marcellino – then both a freshman at New York's Columbia University and the drummer for Sha Na Na – was among the very few who actually performed at the now-legendary three-day music festival. R. Scott Reedy/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x726714963/John-Jocko-Marcellino-The-youngest-person-to-play-Woodstock

 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC: Life's a whirlwind for Christian music artist Francesca Battistelli -- Life has been a whirlwind over the last three years for contemporary Christian music artist Francesca Battistelli. Professionally, she has had two albums reach No. 1 on the Billboard Christian albums chart, and a collection of singles get significant radio airplay. She has also married and started a family. Dru Willis/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1298143823/Lifes-a-whirlwind-for-Christian-music-artist-Francesca-Battistelli

 

CHRISTIAN MUSIC: Grammy winner Michael W. Smith says it's a 'God thing'  -- In total, Smith has earned three Grammy Awards for gospel music, 17 No. 1 albums and a slew of hit songs. Smith more recently released his second full-instrumental album, “Glory,” in 2011, and in 2010 he released “Wonder. Dru Willis/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1298143944/Grammy-winner-Michael-W-Smith-says-its-a-God-thing

 

'JERSEY BOYS' BAND: Midtown Men, of 'Jersey Boys' fame, keep the 1960s alive -- Spencer found fame as a member of the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys,” which told the musical tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Now, Spencer and three of his “Jersey Boys” castmates are back together, touring as the Midtown Men and singing even more 1960s pop songs in concert. Brien Murphy/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1298143941/Midtown-Men-of-Jersey-Boys-fame-keep-the-1960s-alive

 

More in entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

 

 

OPINIONS

 

EDITORIAL: Rambling Romney - What is up with the Romney campaign all of a sudden? Last week it was his foreign policy misstep following the attack that killed a U.S. ambassador in Libya. This week it's the release of a video from a private fundraiser in May showing the GOP presidential nominee appearing to write off almost half the American electorate. "There are 47 percent of the people who will for vote for the president, no matter what," Romney says. "There are 47 percent ... who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name it ... These are people who pay no income tax. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x551366729/Editorial-Rambling-Romney

 

AMY GEHRT: Romney campaign continues downward spiral - Throughout history, U.S. leaders have tabled petty partisan bickering when faced with a national tragedy, rightly realizing the importance of standing side-by-side in a show of solidarity. Apparently, that lesson in compassion escaped Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s attention. Within hours of the deaths of four Americans — including the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979 — during an outbreak of violence in Libya, Romney made the stunning decision to launch an attack on the administration. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x346972633/Amy-Gehrt-Romney-campaign-continues-downward-spiral

 

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Is your TV sucking your life away? - I have a recurring fantasy of taking a baseball bat to my TV, thus removing its irritating presence from my life. I won’t ever really do that, of course. Not only do other family members like to watch a little TV, but I watch it myself occasionally. By Michelle Teheux, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x346973208/Michelle-Teheux-Is-your-TV-sucking-your-life-away

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Romney and 47 percent --- Dave Granlund on Mitt Romney's taped comments during a speech to donors. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x346973331/Granlund-cartoon-Romney-and-47-percent

 

JERRY MOORE: Higgs boson article makes for great story -- Scientists announced earlier this year that they believe they’ve finally identified a subatomic element that could help explain the building blocks of the universe. I loved working on this feature package. The hunt for the Higgs boson has been on for nearly 50 years. Suburban Life Publications (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x726714954/Jerry-Moore-Higgs-boson-article-makes-for-great-story

 

More in opinions at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions

 

 

BUSINESS

 

BIZ BITS: Common user mistakes affecting your computer's speed and security - Weekly business rail, with computer tips, BBB advice on purchasing athletic equipment, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x346970995/Biz-Bits-Common-user-mistakes-affecting-your-computers-speed-and-security
* 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.

 

DAVE RAMSEY: Handling the severance - Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on severance pay and handling finances during a health crisis. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x346971632/Dave-Ramsey-Handling-the-severance

 

DEAR MONTY: Five renovating tips for run-down neighborhoods - Reader question: Are there any strategies or tips for renovating houses in run-down areas? A friend and myself want to purchase and renovate a property, but the budget is limiting the types of properties available to us. We have found plenty of houses within the budget that require renovating at a price we believe we can make a respectable profit. However, these houses tend to be in less desirable areas. Have you experienced renovating these types of properties? If so, any tips or advice would be immensely appreciated. Regards, James P. By Richard Montgomery, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2109444832/Dear-Monty-Five-renovating-tips-for-run-down-neighborhoods

 

More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

 

 

SPORTS

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL: What you talkin’ ‘bout Willis? - Most fantasy owners drafted guys like Willis McGahee (DEN) in the middle rounds this offseason. And after a subpar first week, likely as your team’s flex option, McGahee paid huge dividends as one of last week’s top running backs in fantasy football. By Joey Baskerville, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/sports/x887148864/Fantasy-football-What-you-talkin-bout-Willis