National budget 10.1.10
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WAKE UP CALL!: The trend of extended families
BEST OF THE WEEK: Great examples of profiles, callouts
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Fire Prevention Week
WEEKLY GO GREEN PAGE: Eco-friendly clothes
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 4 previews
READER CALLOUT: National Newspaper Week (Oct. 3-9)
FALL HEALTHY LIVING: Our redesigned tab has stories on taking a tech "detox," hoarding and at-home workouts. Don't forget to download the infosheet for easy localization ideas.
RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: Prescription drug abuse (national Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31)
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: Cops say man tried to steal Prada shoes, ringing cell phone gives wanted woman up to police and more in this week’s edition.
* Localization tip: If your paper has a weird-news item, please add it to this file.
ROUSE: We have a mugshot of new Chief of Staff Pete Rouse available for download.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Moms say the craziest things - My vocabulary has changed somewhat since I became a mom. I used to talk about things such as profit and loss statements, incumbent candidates and how the dollar was holding against the euro.
WOOD ON WORDS: Accent marks change everything - In the 1940 film “The Bank Dick,” W.C. Fields’ character, Egbert Sousé, explains that his name is pronounced “soo-ZAY, accent grave over the ‘e.’” Otherwise, of course, it would have to rhyme with “house,” and “souse” is slang for “a drunkard.” By Barry Wood.
ASK DOG LADY: Are human wart removers safe for dogs? - Weekly canine Q&A with Monica Collins, with advice on wart removers, grooming and more.
LOOKING UP: Twinkling stars and a comet - Most of us can recite at least part of the old nursery rhyme, “Twinkle, twinkle little star,” whether we like to admit it or not. Stars that seem to quickly twinkle as we gaze upon them are only a sign that the blanket of air over our heads is a bit turbulent tonight. Passengers on that airliner going overhead know the feeling; from the ground we just enjoy the view and if we like, sing the rhyme. By Peter Becker.
TRAVEL: 'Literary Lives' of Irish greats makes only U.S. stop in Boston - Unlike Stephan Dedalus in James Joyce's "A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man," the artists who forged Ireland's grand literature appear as fiery revolutionaries and aged bards, fastidious wordsmiths and prophetic visionaries in an engaging exhibit at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. By Chris Bergeron.
MATTHEW CASEY: An ounce of prevention … - Despite the obvious benefits of vaccination, thousands of parents are now refusing to immunize their children due to concerns regarding vaccine safety.
KENT BUSH: Suggestions for Facebook code of conduct - I can relate to those who lose interest in Facebook. But they shouldn't give up on the entire site just because of a few bad eggs. We just need some rules.
GREEN THUMBS UP: Planting projects for the fall season -- To prevent a total meltdown prior to lethal frosts, I take a stroll through my landscape as the month of September draws to a close. I begin compiling a lengthy list of all that could potentially be done given an ideal world with unlimited time.
TRADING POST: Apples, apples everywhere -- Favorite fall apple recipes -- The Trading Post regularly asks readers for recipes, based on produce in season. Sometimes we get them, sometimes we don’t. When we asked for apple recipes, however, we were happily flooded with them. Please keep those apple recipes coming.
PRODUCTS GIVE BACK: Consumer support for breast cancer research -- To honor those who battle breast cancer and to encourage awareness, we highlight products from companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to causes that research, educate and provide support to breast cancer patients, survivors and their families.
* Localization tip: List pink products and local businesses in your area who donate proceeds to breast cancer foundations.
FURNACE FACTS: What to do before turning on your furnace -- Turning the dial on the thermostat before a proper checkup could lead to health and mechanical problems, heating and cooling experts say. Here's how to get your furnace ready for winter.
* Localization tip: Get quotes and tips from heating and cooling experts in your area.
CANCER SYMPOSIUM: Symposium focuses on breast cancer treatments, emotional side -- An international symposium focuses on latest advancements in treatment and the emotional side of breast cancer from a patient's perspective.
DAVID ROBSON: Bulb catalogs have this gardener smiling -- It's fun to dream about what your next garden will look -- and smell -- like. Here are some ways to narrow down your many options.
FARR SIDE: Welcome return to ‘DWTS’ and ‘Survivor’ - "Dancing With The Stars” and “Survivor: Nicaragua” are back for the attack, or at least for ratings. Both shows are pulling impressive audiences. By David T. Farr.
SOCIAL NETWORK: Movie review: Brilliant 'Social Network' logs on and doesn't let go - The Oscar race begins and ends today with the release of “The Social Network,” the stirring, utterly engrossing tale about the ingenuity, ambition and the ultimate betrayal that went into the founding of Facebook, possibly the most life-altering social phenomenon since the advent of the cell phone. By Al Alexander.
LET ME IN: Movie review: You can sink your teeth into ‘Let Me In’ - Given Hollywood’s rep for feeding off of others, it was just a matter of time before it sank its fangs into the magnum Swedish vampire opus “Let the Right One In.” What do you wanna bet it sucks? Well, if you bit on that wager, you’re an easy mark, because Matt Reeves’ “Let Me In” is bloody brilliant. By Al Alexander.
TALL DARK STRANGER: Movie review: Woody Allen has introduced a ‘Stranger’ worth meeting" - You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” is another familiar (not totally stale) and neurotic grass-is-always-greener fable from writer-director Woody Allen. By Dana Barbuto.
WOODY ALLEN: Woody Allen on dating, aging and his latest film - Woody Allen is on a roll. Not necessarily with his films, although he has enough fans and works frugally enough to ensure that his movies will always make a profit. By Ed Symkus.
MOVIE MAN: 'Thin Red Line' is beautiful, brutal war film - Director Terrence Malick doesn’t release a movie often, but when he does, it’s worth the wait. He made his debut with “Badlands” in 1973, followed that with “Days of Heaven” in 1978 and then … well, then he waited. Waited until 1998, then released “The Thin Red Line,” a different kind of World War II epic. Following Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” by a year, it was slow and stately by comparison, and audiences weren’t sure how to react. But now, a dozen years later, “The Thin Red Line” has arrived on beautifully remastered DVD and Blu-ray, courtesy of Criterion. And it looks nothing short of amazing. By Will Pfeifer.
REEL DEAL: Prepare to face thy enemy with fierce flicks - Do you have a nemesis? If you do, chances are your nemesis isn’t the mustache-twirling, tie-a-damsel-to-the-railroad-tracks type of villain. That nemesis is more likely to be a lot like you – just slightly to the left or right of good or evil, depending on where you stand. By Robert McCune.
DISSIDENT ASTRONOMER: Q&A with astrophysicist Hilton Ratcliffe -- South African astrophysicist Hilton Ratcliffe is not the conventional anything. If a reader is expecting to find confusing jargon in his acclaimed novel, “The Virtue of Heresy - Confessions of a Dissident Astronomer,” they will be sorely disappointed.
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Waiting for 'Superman'' gives public schools a failing grade -- If the “truth” inconvenienced global warming doubters in Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” it should be deemed downright inhospitable to public school enablers in his latest film “Waiting for ‘Superman.’”
GRANLUND CARTOON: What really scares kids.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: Where’s Ed Newman when you need him? - Veteran broadcaster Ed Newman would have been appalled by our media's current toxic diet of hate radio, Fox News and Internet hyperbole.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Ex-advisers to George W. Bush call on U.S. to make preemptive strike on itself - Even as Karl Rove is emerging as a potent player in plans to push a Republican resurgence, several other cabinet members from former President George W. Bush’s administration now too have jumped into the political fray.
ERIC P. BLOOM: Making promises you can’t keep - There is an old expression that says, “No good deed will go unpunished.” When trying to motivate a subordinate, hire a new employee, promote a staff member, or help out a customer or vendor, you can promise to try, but never promise that you can deliver, unless it is in your personal authority to do so.