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STORY IDEA: OK to let babies cry?

FACEBOOK: Louisiana editor rakes in fans as hurricane batters community

BEST OF THE DAY: Using Storify to curate 9/11 memories


NASCAR PAGE: The Chase is on

FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT: Articles on the revival of mid-century modern furniture, tips for a perfect paint job, fall lawn care and more.

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Sept. 7

2013 AUTO GUIDE: Reviews of more than 40 cars, pickups and SUVs, as well as tips on auto maintenance.

-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Sept. 6

KIDZBUZZ: Pack a healthy lunch

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

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

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The Street

DIGITAL SKEPTIC: Standing at the edge of the Internet

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Election 2012

ELECTORAL COLLEGE: 5 things to know about Electoral College vote changes - The 2010 census changed the political map a little bit by reapportioning votes. Here are five things to know. By GHNS.

* Note: This was posted to your election 2012 site.


FAMILY TIME: Baking at home with kids is easier than you think - Weekly family rail, with tips on baking with your children, a money-saving tip 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.

SAELEN GHOSE: Five’s a crowd - We went from a comfortable family of four — emblematic of the American dream — to a family faced with a difficult, but seldom talked about, form of discrimination: five-ism. Also called more-than-four-ism. By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.

ADVICE COLUMN: The Guy’s Perspective: Sister is crossing boundaries - Q. It seems like every time I meet or date someone, my sister likes to form her own type of relationship with the person. Some of the guys are people I’m dating, others are just friends. (I don’t think she’s trying to date them though.) By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.

KENT BUSH: No one promised an easy life - We aren’t promised an easy life of health and wealth. Jesus didn’t have that. His closest disciples didn’t either. What we all share is being the target of God’s love despite our current situations. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Knives 101 - Weekly Food for Thought, with items on how to choose the right knife, an easy recipe, "True Blood" recipe and more. By GHNS.

101 IDEAS: Car-cleaning tips - If a clean car is what you're after, look no further than this to-do list. By HGTV/Scripps Howard.

ASK THE PLUMBER: Hot stuff for your kitchen sink - Q: I am constantly boiling water to prepare meals for my family. To speed things up, I'm thinking about having a hot-water dispenser installed on the kitchen sink. I have an under-mount kitchen sink with granite countertops. Can this be installed to my type of kitchen sink, and will it supply enough hot water for a typical family? By Ed Del Grande, Scripps Howard.

LUXURY HOME: Building luxury from the ground up - Little did I know that an exciting project was about to get under way. Longtime clients Joel and Shannon Cantor gave me a call in 2008. They wanted to build a new home in the Tampa, Fla., area for their family of six. They were offering me the rare opportunity to be the project manager for the entire design and construction, not my typical role. By Michelle Jennings Wiebe, Scripps Howard.

INTERIORS: Give your teen a comfortable, independent space - Teenagers need their own space for so many reasons. Yes, they should be watched over and guided, but during the teen years, a need for independence sprouts and as parents we can help them feel comfortable in their own, personal independent space. The bedroom is the place. So let's explore options for decorating and furnishing a teenager's bedroom. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.

DESK STYLES: Studious style: The latest in desks from the furniture market - It's never too late to be studious. While students' thoughts turn to books, it might be time to rethink your work space whether you are matriculated or still taking graduate classes in the school of life. The best place to start is the desk, the centerpiece for transforming the cerebral into the tangible. By Patricia Sheridan, Scripps Howard.

HOME STYLE: Spots to dress up with faux fall greenery - Everywhere you turn in the fall, you see Mother Nature's creativity. The tree leaves are aflame in red, orange and yellow. Bushes and vines are peppered with berries. And don't even get me started on the pumpkins and gourds! I like to bring the outside in when I decorate for every season, but in fall, it's practically mandatory because there is so much beauty right outside my window. One of my tricks it to use lifelike faux greenery in seasonal displays throughout my home. It takes just minutes, but transforms my home. Here are six great spots you can dress up with faux greens to make your home beautiful for autumn. By Mary Carol Garrity, Scripps Howard.

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BOOK NOTES: 'A Wanted Man,' by Lee Child - The 17th novel in the Jack Reacher series, “A Wanted Man,” is less a thriller and more a precision procedural. Where once Reacher led with his fists, he now leads with his calculations — probabilities, number of bad guys left standing, number of words you can say without using the first letter of the alphabet. Most of the action is in his head. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.

* Facebook idea: Ask fans to give their review of the book.

9/11 SPRINGSTEEN: 9/11 anniversary: Recalling when Bruce Springsteen helped us 'rise up' - When Bruce Springsteen sang of a “city of ruins," it encapsulated all our anguish in a way that didn’t seem possible so soon afterward. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.

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O'MAHONEY CARTOON: 9/11 anniversary. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.

GRANLUND CARTOON: 9/11 fading. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Jay Leno salary cut. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

EDITORIAL: Obama and Romney must offer more details - After two weeks of political conventions, the Obama and Romney campaigns emerged having thoroughly litigated the past four years but left many unanswered questions about how they will fix the economy and other policy questions. By Springfield, Ill.

EDITORIAL: Eleven years after 9/11 - For those who witnessed it, Sept. 11, 2001, may never be a distant memory. It remains as fresh as Pearl Harbor was for a different generation of Americans, the images of it perhaps seared even more vividly into our brains because of the round-the-clock television coverage that didn't exist in 1941. By Peoria, Ill.

GARY BROWN: Election blame game continues - The Democrats and Republicans — they both are to blame. Or neither is to blame, depending on how you look at it. By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.

KENT BUSH: That's not Santa stealing your teeth - Our ability to believe what we want to be true is almost limitless. Once our worldview is determined, our perception immediately begins to color our reality. Reality is truly relative. Two people with different mindsets can view the same event and perceive it completely differently. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

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