National budget 9.4.12

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GateHouse News Service National Budget


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TRAINING: Saxotech online training update: Materials, schedule here

DAVID ARKIN: APME Great Ideas book offers inspiration, shows off innovation

BEST OF THE DAY: Register-Mail keeps community informed on shooting death


PAINT IT ALL PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 31

KIDZBUZZ: Grandparents Day

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.

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 24


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The Street

CONSUMER: 1 lesson you must learn to collect wine

TECH: Amazon to unveil ad-supported tablet

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FAMILY TIME: Keep your kids safe at school - Weekly family rail, with school-safety tips; a review of “The Odd Life Of Timothy Green,” and more. By GHNS.

* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

FAMILY MATTERS: Develop back-to-school routines for your child - Back to school! As excitement builds with purchases of new clothes and school supplies, prepare your child by providing a calm, nightly routine that will set him up for success. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: New flavors - Weekly Food for Thought with how to add unique flavor combinations to everyday meals, an easy recipe, cooking tips and more. By GHNS.

KEEPING FIT: Fall back into an exercise routine - Fall is without question the best time of year to begin a personal fitness program. This is particularly true if you enjoy outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling and yard work. By Wayne L. Wescott, MetroWest, Mass.

RUNNERS CORNER: Simple rules to follow to avoid injury - It seems we runners have a tough time learning from past mistakes. In a recent poll conducted by Runners World, 66 percent of runners reported suffering a running injury in the previous year, while other reports I have researched put the average number between 30 to 80 percent. By Tom Licciardello/Wicked Local North Andover.

LORETTA LAROCHE: Can you believe walking and cellphones don’t mix? - Safe Kids Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization based in Washington stated that, “We have distracted drivers who may be hitting pedestrians in the street, but we also have distracted pedestrians who are walking in front of cars.” Once again, I am astounded that money is being spent to research the obvious. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.

JIM HILLIBISH: ‘Everybody have fun tonight’ — it’s a hurricane! - I saw a reflection of myself on ABC News. Tropical Storm Isaac was barreling into Key West. They interviewed a braveheart, a young guy refusing to evacuate. “We’re having a party, a hurricane party,” he exuded. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.

JEFF VRABEL: Paul Ryan's marathon - Let's get this out of the way: Paul Ryan's for-realsies marathon time — the four-hour one that an official timer clocked officially in official 1990 using an official 1990 stopwatch, which probably had MC Hammer on it — totally beats mine. Heck, Sarah Palin's marathon time beats mine, and trust me, this does not make it easy to get out of bed every morning.  By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.

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BRADLEY COOPER: Bradley Cooper finds the right ‘Words’ - Bradley Cooper’s seeming overnight success as one of the co-leads in the two “Hangover” films was not exactly overnight. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.

ALBUM REVIEW: Rockabilly fire marks Brian Setzer's 'Live from the Planet' - A good live album can make you wish you’d been there. A really good live album makes you downright angry that you weren’t. I’ve been listening to Brian Setzer’s “Rockabilly Riot! Live from the Planet,” and I am one mad dude. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.

* Facebook idea: Ask fans to give their review of this album.

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RICK HOLMES: We built this government - The Republicans spoke last week, and they had a lot to say. They attacked President Barack Obama, praised the job creators, shared the pain of families facing hard times, told touching family stories and said they best things they could think of about Mitt Romney. This week, the Democrats get their turn. As they gather in Charlotte, Democrats are fine-tuning their responses to the pitches made by Republicans in Tampa. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.

RICK HOLMES: Mitt's here to help your family - The biggest promise Mitt Romney made on accepting the Republican presidential nomination wasn’t to create 12 million jobs. It came when he ridiculed Barack Obama’s 2008 pledge to “heal the earth” with his own: “My promise is to help you and your family.” It sounds like a platitude, but Romney’s promise can – and should – be taken literally.  Americans ought to measure exactly how Romney’s policies would help them and their families. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.

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Business / auto

ON COMPUTERS: The touch test: It’s best left for the handhelds - Touch is such a big part of Win 8, you’ll feel you must take advantage of it. Remember, you’ll need a touch-screen monitor; it won’t work with your old one. Figure spending about $100 extra for the privilege. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.

SILVIO CALABI: Fiat’s 500C Lounge is a high-value small car - When our first Fiat 500 arrived, last Thanksgiving, I got a bit overexcited in my review. Perhaps now the novelty has worn off, so I should be able to drive this soft-top version with more objectivity. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.

GREG ZYLA: 1954 Ford Skyliner beauty - Q: Greg, I own a 1954 Ford Skyliner and enjoyed your column very much.  I have read somewhere (sorry I don’t have a link to or the article in printed form) that Ford actually tested a Skyliner with the Plexiglas and one with a steel top in 1954 in Arizona with all the windows up. The result was the Skyliner only got 5 to 7 degrees hotter than the steel roof.  By Greg Zyla, GHNS.

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CHRIS GILL: NFL or the refs: Who are the real bad guys?  - In uncertain times, it’s nice to know there’s the good ole’ NFL out there to lift our spirits, even if for a few hours. What could possibly spoil opening day, or the entire season? Bad referees. By Chris Gill, Corning, N.Y.

DAN D’ADDONA: Andy Roddick was part of greatest era in tennis history - At first glance, it is easy to look at Andy Roddick’s career as a disappointment. But take a closer look at Roddick’s career and, while it may be disappointing, it was nothing short of spectacular. By Dan D'Addona, Holland, Mich.

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