National Budget 10.7.10

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget 10.7.10

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WAKE UP CALL: Binge drinking targeted by CDC.

EDITING WORDS: New post talks about time zones.

POLL IDEA: How will you spend your money during the holidays?


HALLOWEEN PAGE: Make your house haunted

-- READER CALLOUT: Show off your pumpkin carvings

OCTOBER RADARFROG PAGE, COUPON BOOK: Homemade holiday gifts; save on Thanksgiving dinner

RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: Prescription drug abuse (national Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31)

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RELIGION NEWS: Atheists, agnostics outscore others on religious knowledge -- The weekly religion rail, with items on a religious knowledge survey, “The Coming Economic Armageddon: What Bible Prophecy Warns about the New Global Economy” and more.

DIANA BOGGIA: Train your children to hold your hand - Parents can easily train their child to walk beside them while holding hands if they make a commitment to teach the lesson. Children love direction and boundaries. It gives them a sense of security. When we do something over and over, we provide the security our child needs to learn with success.

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: There is a season: Turn, turn, turn castoffs into bounty - October turns a cold shoulder with longer evenings and windblown days. The seasonal chill reminds me that sleeveless weather is officially over. Soon it will be time to slip into the fleecy cocoon of a warm coat when the temperatures drop further. Everywhere charitable coat and clothes drives are getting under way. Lately, tomatoes had me thinking about how castoffs can be somebody else’s prize.

SCHOOL: Autistic students find help with iPad -- Most of the students in Thompson’s special needs classroom have autism. Working on the iPad has proven to help dramatically improve handwriting and boost confidence.

RECIPE: Korean pork recipe - We think of pork tenderloin in "whole roast" terms. Koreans turn it into a sliced, flavor-packed rice dish.

SUE VAN FLEET: Declutter and make room for life -- Nothing is safe from me these days. It seems that everything in my life — whether it’s a cup or a commitment — is getting a hard look, with just one question behind it: Do I want you in my life, or are you clutter that must be vanquished?

FITNESS: How to keep your family moving -- When raising an active family, fitness can still be achieved without being on some kind of team.

* Localization tip: Include activity programs that kids can sign up for at your local park district.

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FUNNY STORY: Movie review: ‘Funny Story’ not perfect, but you'd be crazy not to like it - About 10 minutes into “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” you start to think they got the title wrong. It should be called, “It’s Kind of Not a Funny Story.” Co-writers and co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck go daringly dark, as we meet 16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist), high on a bridge late at night, edging toward suicide. By Alexander Stevens.

FUNNY STORY 2: 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' makes depression kind of depressing -- In "Funny Story," all the problems get solved nicely and neatly, as if the film were a Disney fantasy instead of a slice-of-reality look at depression. By Bob Tremblay.

ANNA BODEN: Filmmaker Anna Boden tells a 'Funny Story' - While your local multiplex has been busy distracting you with loud and expensive films about trips to Pandora and vampires in high school, Anna Boden has quietly been carving out one of the most interesting film careers in Hollywood. By Alexander Stevens.

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT: 'Life as We Know It' hits home for Heigl -- Katherine Heigl’s latest film, the romantic comedy “Life as We Know It,” opens Friday. The film manages to share moments of both humor and tragedy and tips over the edge into slapstick with a plentiful supply of poop gags.

SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Life As We Know It,' 'Secretariat' and other movies opening this week - Here’s something new: Katherine Heigl in a romantic comedy, playing opposite a middling co-star who will go from hating her character to loving her. By Al Alexander.

BUDDY GUY: Bluesman Buddy Guy keeps the 'legend' alive - The word “legend” is tossed around so often that it’s long since become a cliché. Chicago blues guitarist George “Buddy” Guy, however, brought it on himself when he named his music club Buddy Guy’s Legends. By Brian Mackey.

FARR SIDE: Mumford &?Sons - new spin on new music - Mumford & Sons, the hot new indie rock quartet from West London, is causing a stir with its debut single, “Little Lion Man,” from their debut album, “Sigh No More.” By David T. Farr.

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week, catch “Secretariat” and other films, celebrate National Pierogi Day and triple 10 day, and more.

* Localization tip: If there are any local events tied to National Pierogi Day or Columbus Day, please highlight those. Or feel free to add any big local happenings.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Political ad blitz on TV.

GRANLUND CARTOON: On the Randy Moss trade to the Vikings.

BRITT CARTOON: The good ol' days of politicians denying things.

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BIZ BITS: Weekly business rail, with tips on “personal branding,” a BBB warning about renting scams and more.

DAVE RAMSEY: Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on getting the family to rally around the budget and investing in real estate.

More in business at


COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Notre Dame headed in right direction - The Fighting Irish may have been on ABC in much of the Eastern half of the country, but their game at Boston College was an afterthought. And that might turn out to be perfect for coach Brian Kelly in his first year under the Golden Dome. By Eric Avidon.

FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: A down year for NFL and fantasy football? - The more I’ve watched this NFL season, the more I’ve wondered if this is a down year for the NFL. And I think it’s affected fantasy football. We’re in a league where Kyle Orton is the NFL’s leading passer, Arian Foster (I’ve got some crow to eat in next portion of my column) is the leading rusher, and Brandon Lloyd and Austin Collie are second and third respectively in receiving yards. By Joey Baskerville.

NFL QUICK SHOTS: Steelers, Packers excel at building through the draft - It’s easier to win through free agency and trades in baseball and basketball (CC Sabathia, Mark Teixera, Shaq, LeBron, etc.) than in football, where most free agents turn out more like Redskins malcontent Albert Haynesworth than Bears dynamo Julius Peppers. So, using its approximate value system, ranked which teams built best through the draft. By Matt Trowbridge.

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: A fast glance at Week 4