National budget 10.29.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 10/29/10 editions
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WAKE UP CALL!: Economy looking up, but unemployment isn't
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Learn about leaves
THANKSGIVING PAGE: A history of the holiday meal
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 8 previews
GIFT GUIDE: Ideas for gals, guys, grandparents, teens/tweens and pets
VETERANS DAY PAGE: How to thank a veteran you know
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
HALLOWEEN CALLOUT: Send in your Halloween photos
-- HALLOWEEN PAGE: Make your house haunted
-- READER CALLOUT: Show off your pumpkin carvings
THIS WEEK IN WEIRD: This week, a woman forcibly kisses people, vulgar talk in Denny’s leads to arrest and more.
* Localization tip: If you have a local weird-news story, please add it to this file.
TIME CHANGE: Daylight saving time ends Nov. 7. We have an illustration you can run online and in the newspaper. Check it out here.
COMING TODAY: Election banner ads for your newspaper that refer readers to your coverage in print and online. Look for them here
REV. TESS BAUMBERGER: Lessons of fall on Day of the Dead -- Every year, on the Sunday nearest Halloween, we celebrate Day of the Dead at Unity Church. Using the natural symbols of fall, we are adding another ritual to the service: leaves and bulbs. By the Rev. Tess Baumberger
ASK DOG LADY: Dogs are not rehearsal kids - Weekly canine Q&A, with advice on treating your dog like a child. By Monica Collins, GateHouse News Service columnist.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Parents can learn lessons from kids, too - Allow me to introduce you to the coolest chick I know. Her name is Jillian, and she gives life 110 percent every moment of every day. She throws her all into everything she does. The best part? She’s only a 1-year-old. By Elizabeth Davies, Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.
WOOD ON WORDS: Political terms have long history - Tuesday is Election Day, and informal surveys show that an overwhelming majority of Americans ... will be glad when it’s finally over. By Barry Wood, Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.
LOOKING UP: Look for the big 'M' of Cassiopeia - The five most prominent stars of Cassiopeia are wonderfully placed like a prominent letter “W” or “M,” depending on its orientation when you are looking. As Cassiopeia makes its daily spin about the North Celestial pole - the point right by the North Star around which the whole shebang over our heads seems to revolve - the “M” becomes a “W” 12 hours later, and vice-versa. Of course at certain positions the “M” or “W” seems to be standing on one side. By Peter Becker of the Hawley (Pa.) News Eagle.
VETERANS DAY CONTENT: Check out our collection of Veterans Day content. We’ll add links as new items come in. If your paper has something to share, please send it through Zope or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELCOME TO THE RILEYS: Movie review: ‘Welcome to the Rileys’ can’t be taken seriously - Jake Scott comes from outstanding bloodlines. His father, Ridley, directed such cultural touchstones as “Alien,” “Gladiator” and “Thelma and Louise.” His uncle, Tony, has helmed roughly half the films on Denzel Washington’s gaudy resume, including next month’s “Unstoppable.” And as a child of such prosperity, Jake Scott’s reward is nepotism. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.
GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST: Movie review: ‘Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’ can’t maintain the buzz - I wish I could report that “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” the last installment in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, offered a conclusion as fearless and defiant as its ass-kicking protagonist, Lisbeth Salander. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.
MOVIE MAN: Hollywood romance, space-age monster - This week, we’ve got a big book about classic Hollywood and a great DVD about a not-so-great movie. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford (Ill.) Register Star.
REEL DEAL: 'Hereafter' explores the struggles of death -- These aren’t the usual haunts. In "Hereafter," there are no villains and no clear odds to overcome. The only real struggles are deeply internal, which is exactly where it strikes its viewers. By Robert McCune/ The Independent (Ohio)
REEL DEAL: 'Please Give' has got plenty to offer -- "Please Give" has got lots to give, including genuine characters, thoughtful dialogue, somber moments and more than a few chuckles. It’s as worthwhile as a jaunt to upstate New York to see the vibrant fall foliage. By Robert McCune/ The Independent (Ohio)
BRITT CARTOON: Santa Claus horns in on Halloween. By Chris Britt, Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Message in a bottle - vote! By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: NFL refs promise better officiating. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
LLOYD GARVER: Who won the Nevada election next week? - There are so many things in life that we know are inevitable, but we still go through the motions and play things out. At least two candidates for the U.S. Senate are apparently proponents of this philosophy and don't believe in waiting for the inevitable. In Nevada, Republican Sharron Angle and Democrat Harry Reid are neck and neck in the pre-election polls. So they are already working on their recount strategies. By Lloyd Garver, GHNS columnist.
KENT BUSH: Some conservatives may be seeing ghosts - As we approach the witching hour with Halloween's trick or treating leading to general election balloting, many people are losing site of what is fact and what is fantasy. Some conservative groups are focusing on a vast liberal voter fraud conspiracy. I think they're just seeing ghosts. By Kent Bush, Augusta (Kan.) Gazette.
ERIC P. BLOOM: Working with other managers - Rule No. 1 is to be a team player. It will make it easier for you, easier for your boss and easier for your group. Weekly business column by Eric P. Bloom, GateHouse News Service columnist.