National budget 10.22.10

Staff reports

GateHouse News Service National Budget

For 10/22/10 editions

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APME NEWS: Dennison to be president in 2013


WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: A math maze for Halloween

REDESIGNED BOOMERS: The winter edition features articles on Medicare changes for 2011, what to consider in a vacation home, Thanksgiving recipes for two and more.


READER CALLOUT: Fall foliage

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

Find the full year's niche schedule here


COLBERT/STEWART: U.S. towns organize local Stewart, Colbert rallies  -- Stewart will helm the “Rally to Restore Sanity,” while Colbert will captain the “March to Keep Fear Alive.” Both will descend on Washington, D.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, to hold rallies. by Mary Jo Shafer, Melrose (Mass.) Free Press

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TRADING POST: Taffy Apple Salad and Fresh Apple Cake -- Easy recipes for a Taffy Apple Salad and Fresh Apple Cake, sent in by readers.  by Kathryn Rem, The State Journal-Register (Ill.)

KITCHEN CALL: Rice dishes by the dozen -- Although these three are my favorite foolproof-types of rice, many more types exist (available at supermarkets, specialty stores and some only through catalogs or online). by Linda Bassett/ North Shore Sunday (Mass.)

ELIZABETH DAVIES: Stirrup pants reminder of fashionable past - Walking through the mall, I had sudden flashbacks of my teen years. It could have been the Sbarro pizza place that jolted memories of Friday nights spent giggling in the food court. By Elizabeth Davies of the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.

WOOD ON WORDS: Uncertainty troubling, but not new - One of the hot new words as this campaign season thunders down the stretch is “uncertainty.” What’s new here is thinking that uncertainty is new. On the contrary, experience tells us that very few things are ever sure things. By Barry Wood of the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.

LOOKING UP: Meet the King of the North - If you can take your eyes off the King of Planets, brilliant Jupiter dominating the south, turn around and behold the king of the constellations, King Cepheus, reigning in the northern sky. By Peter Becker of the Hawley (Pa.) News Eagle.

SHAYNE LOOPER: Hereafter or heretofore: A matter of life and death - In the new movie “Hereafter,” director Clint Eastwood explores issues of life and death — and life after death. Each of the movie’s main characters has been in a collision with death. “Hereafter” explores the aftermath of such a collision. By Shayne Looper of The Daily Reporter in Coldwater, Mich.


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

MOVIE MAN: 'Darjeeling Limited' takes emotional journey - Wes Anderson gets a bad rap. Critics say his movies are too precious, too quirky and too much of the same thing. Weekly DVD column by Will Pfeifer of the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.

‘HEREAFTER’ REVIEW: Movie review - Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama 'Hereafter' a taut and expressive film - Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama “Hereafter” isn’t what you might expect from the prolific director, but that’s a good thing. The film, which ponders the existential question of what happens to us when we die, tells three separate stories in a “Babel”-esque fashion. By Dana Barbuto of The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.

‘PARANORMAL’ REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Paranormal Activity 2’ is short on horror, full of nonsense - There are so many decisions to make before going to see “Paranormal Activity 2,” the follow-up to the insanely successful “Paranormal Activity” (made for about $11,000; grossed well over $100 million). Should you go to it right away, when there are big crowds, so you can get caught up in the electricity? By Ed Symkus of The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: An interview with author John Laurence Betcher - John Laurence Betcher is one of a new breed of authors. He chose to place his literary career in his own hands. But Mr. Betcher didn’t enter into the risks lightly or foolhardily. With a cum laude English degree and Juris doctorate, Mr. Betcher is well versed and skilled enough to intelligently make his mark in this world previously controlled by agents and publishers. His latest novel, “The 19th Element,” recently went into international distribution. Reviewers consistently praise his writing, including comparisons to Robert Parker’s wit, and Vince Flynn’s action. By DA Kentner of the Freeport (Ill.) Journal Standard.

MUSIC TOUR: Black Crowes' last tour before hiatus -- Two sets of from-the-gut, no-holds-barred Black Crowes; that’ll be the format for the last tour before the band's scheduled hiatus. by Chad Berndtson/ The Patriot Ledger


GRANLUND CARTOON: Clarence Thomas and his wife's phone. By Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service cartoonist.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Virginia Thomas vs. Anita Hill. By O’Mahoney of The Patriot Ledger.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Negative campaigning. By O’Mahoney of The Patriot Ledger.

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Washington today: Cash you can believe in - Campaign finance reform has been a goal of the organization Common Cause since it was founded in 1970 by the great John Gardner, a Republican. By Michael Winship of Messenger Post Newspapers in New York.

LLOYD GARVER: Remember Clarence Thomas? - Why do we ask someone else to apologize? If they really felt they were sorry, they'd apologize on their own. Apparently Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, doesn't agree. She says she wants an apology from professor Anita Hill for lying about her husband 20 years ago, and even left a message to that effect on Hill's answering machine. By Lloyd Garver, GateHouse News Service columnist.

KENT BUSH: King James should not take on Princess Palin - LeBron James is facing criticism for probably the first time, and he can't take the heat. By Kent Bush of the Augusta (Kan.) Gazette.


ERIC P. BLOOM: Manager-level politics - Management-level politics are very different from individual contributor politics. As an individual contributor, you can generally stay clear of office politics altogether if you wish. You can just keep you head down and do your work. By Eric P. Bloom, GateHouse News Service columnist.