National Budget 10.20.10

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service National Budget 10.20.10

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343,

Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870,


WAKE UP CALL: Are your readers’ rents too damn high?

JEAN HODGES: Learn about Twitter from newspapers that grab people's attention.


READER CALLOUT: Fall foliage

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: 5 things to know.

WEEKLY HOME PAGE: Treat your heater.

NOVEMBER FAMILY: 4 ways to put a new spin on Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping prep, teaching teens to be safe drivers and more

HALLOWEEN CALLOUT: Send in your Halloween photos

-- 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

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NATIONAL POLITICS FEED: Subscribe your site to the GHNS: News - Politics syndication feed; see it here:

* Questions? Contact news service editor Lisa Glowinski, or 217-816-3343.



HOME HELP: Kitchen trends go Euro -- Weekly home rail with items on the latest kitchen trends, backyard pond safety and outdoor living spaces.

HALLOWEEN RECIPES: Halloween on a budget -- Here are some Halloween recipes to cook at home, instead of buying expensive pre-made treats.

FRANK MULLIGAN: Theories on pumpkin vandalism -- I’m writing, of course, about pumpkin-related vandalism. People speculate that those persons smashing pumpkins for no useful purpose are “jerks.”

LOST IN SUBURBIA: 2 + 2 = chicken - I have a friend whose worst fears when her husband travels is that an appliance will die or the dog will run away or the car will break down. For me, it is the fear that one of my kids will need help with their math homework. By Tracy Beckerman.


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SUDOKU: Puzzles 855-889 (November puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file as well.

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include catching “Hereafter” or “Paranormal Activity 2” at the theater, participating in Make A Difference Day and celebrating Mother-in-Law Day.

* Localization tip: If any groups in your area have events planned for Make A Difference Day, list those. Or suggest ways people can help out around your town. Also list any haunted houses in your area.

DAVID SEDARIS: NPR's David Sedaris gives animals human problems -- Noted for his commentaries on NPR and his humorous memoirs, David Sedaris has a new book full of stories about animals.

* Localization tip: If David Sedaris is scheduled to speak in your area, include the date, venue and ticket cost.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Nicolas Sarkozy and French pension reform.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Timothy Geithner and the economy.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Age of the political nonprofit.

MICHELLE TEHEUX: Madness on both sides of the Atlantic - We Americans tend to boast of our long work hours, but why? Are we really better off in any way for it? I believe our family, social and civic lives are the losers.

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DAVE RAMSEY: Is counseling before marriage a good idea? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on premarital counseling and car insurance and FICO.

CHECKOUT LANE: Staking out a good piece of steak - Grade, cut, color and texture are all factors. By Ashlee Fairey.

* Localization tip: Talk to butchers in your area and add their advice on the best steak.

MAKING CENTS: When buying insurance, best disclose in full - Applying for life, disability or long-term-care insurance can be a daunting task. You are being asked to tell someone about your family health history, your personal medical history and the details of your overall financial condition. The process can turn into a game when underwriters become suspicious when agents and applicants do a poor job of completing the application. By John P. Napolitano.

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FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Jack Del Rio to blame for late, critical TD by Chris Johnson - Weekly fantasy football column: Believe it or not, Chris Johnson’s garbage-time touchdown that either cost you a fantasy win or led you to victory wasn’t the fault of Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher. By Joey Baskerville.

NFL QUICK SHOTS: Kolb, not Vick, best answer for Eagles at QB - Kevin Kolb completed 23 of 29 passes for 326 yards in a win over previously 4-1 Atlanta. He has a 118.7 passer rating in leading Philadelphia to back-to-back wins. Still, coach Andy Reid says former backup Michael Vick will remain the starter when he returns from a rib injury. By Matt Trowbridge.

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: 5 things to know.

HUNTING SEASON: Passing down hunting wisdom -- When the Michigan Department of Natural Resources started a youth hunting program a few years ago, it was a chance for Wolverton to share another one of his passions: hunting.

HUNTING COLUMN: George Little: The key to a successful hunting trip is ... - It’s been said that a good hunting partner is harder to find than a good friend. Some of us have been lucky enough to find both wrapped up in the same package. Hunting or fishing partners make the adventure worthwhile. If that weren’t the case, there would be no need for deer cabins or fishing camps.

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