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TRAINING: Clean up your copy -- Tips and advice to protect your credibility
BEST OF THE DAY: Promoting community bloggers pays off
OUTDOOR LIVING: Recipe ideas for small game like squirrel and rabbit, tactics for smallmouth bass stream fishing, and ways to eliminate your scent before the hunt.
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READERS CHOICE SECTION TEMPLATES: For ballot sections/pages and a winners section/certificate
KIDZBUZZ: Learn about local jobs for Labor Day
NFL PREVIEW TAB: All the schedules, stats and analysis you need, from our partners at Pro Football Weekly.
COUNTRY LIVING: Advice on finding deals when shopping for antiques or collectibles, tips on lunar gardening (and whether it really works) and a recipe binder craft.
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FALL OPEN HOUSE AND MORTGAGE PAGES: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1789226321/Fall-open-house-and-mortgage-pages
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IPO: AppSense prepares for IPO as Facebook hangover fades
CONSUMER: 5 big deals you get if you shop now
TAXES: A letter from the IRS? Uh-oh. But don't panic!
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
LOST IN SUBURBIA: The evolution of being naked - When your kids are babies, they have absolutely no concept of you being naked. They have bigger fish to fry, such as eating, sleeping and pooping. But sometime around age 2, they suddenly get what naked it is, and then the naked questions come out. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
GARDENER: Growing new gardeners -- The older I get, the more enthusiastic I become to convince folks that gardening is important. But in spite of the many aspects of gardening that make it far more than just something we do for fun or beautification, few things are more important than engaging our children in the process, especially now, with a new school year upon us. Scripps Howard News Service
HEAT WAVE: When it's hot, cool it on the dear AC -- Southern New England has already had a couple of "official" heat waves this summer. A heat wave is defined in these parts as a period of three or more days when the ambient air temperature is more than 90 degrees. Chances are good that we'll see more of them this summer. But what really happens during a heat wave? Dave Fisher/ Scripps Howard News Service
KATHRYN REM: Judging the Great American Spam Championship - The Great American Spam Championship is one of the culinary contests held each year at the Illinois State Fair. The sponsor this year asked if I wanted to be one of the judges. I said yes because I thought it would be fun. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
CHILI RECIPES: Professional chiliheads offer tips for great bowls of red -- Larry Eastep of Springfield, Ill., has participated in about 150 chili cook-offs over 20 years and has won multiple times. For a simple bowl of good red chili, he recommends using the “rule of three.” Kathryn Rem/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
APPLE RECIPES: Trading Post: It doesn’t feel like fall, but apples have started showing up at farmers markets. Pat Tallman of Gillespie, Ill., shares her recipe for German apple cake, and Joyce Rushing of Illinois sent in her recipe for apple bread. Thanks to both. Kathryn Rem/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
SALSA RECIPE: Jim Hillibish: You’ll be doing the salsa all winter -- Refrigerated salsa lasts about three weeks, frozen about six months and canned up to a year. This makes a medium-heat salsa. Use more or less hot peppers to fit your family’s taste. Canton (Ohio) Repository
HEIRLOOM DISHES: Mass. chef kicks off annual Heirloom Tomato Celebration -- Ettore’s aversion for out-of-season tomatoes inspired him to create a special five-course menu, using different heirloom tomatoes for each course. This year marks the chef’s seventh annual Heirloom Tomato Celebration. Nicholas Iovino/ Medford Transcript (Mass.)
More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Here are five suggestions as to how to spend your Labor Day weekend. By GHNS.
* Localization: We encourage you to localize this as much as possible, as there should be plenty of local happenings this long weekend.
LAWLESS REVIEW: Movie review: 'Lawless' does less with more - There’s plenty of moonshine in the Prohibition-era drama, “Lawless,” but not quite enough to get you drunk on an 80-proof tale about a resilient and resourceful family of bootleggers. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
COUNTRY MUSIC: Rocco Coviello: Chesney & Co. opens mind and ears to country -- The 2012 Brothers of the Sun Tour ended Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and it seems Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Jake Owen saved their best for the last two shows of their tour for 2012. Rocco Coviello/ Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Chris Christie GOP keynote speaker -- Dave Granlund on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking at the Republican National Convention. GHNS
GRANLUND CARTOON: Isaac and Katrina -- Dave Granlund on hurricanes Isaac and Katrina. GHNS
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
DEAR MONTY: What to expect from your agent - Reader question: Monty, we are thinking of “buying up” to a larger home. We have a suggestion about the article titled “What to expect from your real estate agent.” While it is helpful, and we see the value in understanding the agent’s job (it was a rocky road with our present house), it seemed to us that the article was quite general. Would you write an agent job description specifically for working with a buyer? By Richard Montgomery, GHNS.
DAVE RAMSEY: Fix the car or sell it? - Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on fixing a car or buying a new one, and what to do about a charity living arrangement. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
BIZ BITS: Career trends every student should know about - Weekly business rail, with career tips for students, BBB warning about home security systems and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.
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FANTASY FOOTBALL: How do you deal with holdouts? - How much value does Mike Wallace (PIT) have this year? I’m a bit conflicted with this and have tried, unsuccessfully, to trade Wallace because I don’t want to deal with the headache of what’s potentially to come. By Joey Baskerville, Freeport, Ill.
DIAMOND DIRT: Jon Jay has 'it' - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay has got "it," and it’s just about everything needed to contribute and standout on a professional baseball team. Jon Jay is very quickly becoming that tough-as-nails, rock solid, do-or-die ballplayer the Cardinals have been lacking since Jim Edmonds was traded for David Freese. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
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