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KIDZBUZZ: Learn about International Peace Day
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
PAINT IT ALL PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 31
-- Survivor stories callout: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1987954739/Reader-callout-Breast-cancer-survivor-stories
The end of smartphone contracts
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5 THINGS PRESIDENTS: 5 things to know about “SNL” presidents. By GHNS.
FAMILY TIME: Cat myths explained - Weekly family rail, with a look at cats, a review of "The Words" 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.
101 IDEAS: How colors affect your mood - Here is how color affects your mood. Learn how to maximize its impact in your home. By HGTV/Scripps Howard.
CANDICE TELLS ALL: Kitchen makeover combines glitz, contemporary - Derrick and Anita have lived in their home for four years. They finally saved up enough money to start renovating, and first on their list was the kitchen. They wanted to scrap everything about the massive, industrial-style kitchen with its fluorescent lighting, dysfunctional layout and 1980s look. Who could blame them? This kitchen was cold and more suited to an industrial park or a factory, rather than a warm and inviting home. By Candice Olson, Scripps Howard.
ASK THE PLUMBER: Less toilet water can flush with more power - Q: Hi, Ed. I often read your column and remember reading about high-efficiency toilets. I'm thinking about installing one and would like more information. How can toilets that use less water now flush with more power? Also, do these toilets install the same way as a standard toilet? By Ed Del Grande, Scripps Howard.
ALIX KUNKLE: I'm not too old to remember when television was good - I find it harder and harder to even fathom turning on the television when I get home each evening. There's nothing to watch. 90 percent of it is all wasted air space. Sure, there are television "shows" on. I use that term loosely, because I don't know how on earth anyone can classify shows such as "Jersey Shore" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" as actual television. By Alix Kunkle, Leesville, La.
TRAVEL SOUVENIRS: Their gardens are big travel souvenirs - Most travelers bring home souvenirs. In their globetrotting, John and Peg Poswall collect ideas, then transplant them to their home and gardens. By Debbie Arrington, Scripps Howard.
HOME STYLE: Fall mantel makeovers - Tired of that same-old, same-old mantel display? Ready to give your fireplace mantel a fresh look for fall? Mix your decorating treasures with killer seasonal accents to give that mantel a dynamic new look. Here are some ideas to get you started. By Mary Carol Garrity, Scripps Howard.
INTERIORS: A welcoming guest room - Guests are coming -- it's time to get the house ready. I don't mean just dinner guests, I mean overnight guests. The usual cleaning is the obvious first step to take, but here are some other touches to get the room your guests will be sleeping in ready. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: In the morning -- weekly Food for Thought with tips on getting a good breakfast in the morning, "How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques" by Steven Raichlen and more. GHNS
YARDSMART: Getting the look of cobblestones of yore -- Throughout the colonies, ballast stones accumulated around the harbors as abundant raw materials were shipped to the Old World. These were often heavy, hand-hewn blocks of granite, and sometimes fired clay brick. Scripps Howard News Services
GARDENER: Tree-bark colors, textures ready for their close-up -- Every garden is a thing of beauty in the growing seasons -- spring bulbs, summer flowers and fall foliage all carry on with extravagance. But winter is coming, so the colorful garden superstars will soon be retiring for the year. Scripps Howard News Services
HOBBIES: Organizing-accessory makeovers -- Getting organized doesn't mean you have to have boring-looking storage bins and organizers. With a little Mod Podge and decorative paper or fabric, you can create a custom look for your home or office. The process is so simple and the results are outstanding. Cathie Filian/ Scripps Howard News Services
TREASURES: Chairs were part of a popular parlor suite -- Grandma's chairs were a wedding gift to my parents in 1939.We know they were made in Grand Rapids, Mich. Are they made from cherry or mahogany, and what are they worth? Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson/ Scripps Howard News Service
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SUDOKU OCTOBER: Sudoku puzzles 1555-1589 (October puzzles) are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
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GRANLUND CARTOON: Kate and paparazzi -- Dave Granlund on the paparazzi who snapped topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge. GHNS
EDITORIAL: Watching the pendulum swing in Wisconsin - A Wisconsin judge has declared as unconstitutional a law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively killed collective bargaining for many public employees in that state. Walker criticized the ruling from "a liberal activist judge" - as differentiated, say, from a conservative activist judge - and vowed to appeal. By Peoria, Ill.
EDITORIAL: Return to the classroom - The teachers strike in Chicago has entered its second week, with a judge so far resisting City Hall's request to order teachers back into the classroom. The city and Mayor Rahm Emanuel would seem on solid ground here. By Peoria, Ill.
GLEN JOHNSON: It's National Recovery Month -- To live a healthy lifestyle is not only about being responsible for taking care of one’s self but also to have awareness of others in our lives with special needs — our family, friends and members of our community. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
SANDER DIAMOND: Britain's second finest hour -- The British are resilient. There is truth in the words of the wartime song “There Will Always Be an England.” In time they would bounce back, not as an imperial power but as cultural force. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
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