National budget 9.20.12

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Mount Shasta Herald

GateHouse News Service national budget 9.20.12

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STORY IDEA: What is all the brewhaha over coffee?


OCTOBER FAMILY: Lessons in giving

PFW PAGES: Week 2 Pro Football Weekly pages

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

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IN GOOD FAITH: Passing on the gift - Sometimes our children are much better at being adults than, well, adults. Sure, they may have less on their minds – I can’t remember the last time a child had to pay the mortgage, worry about getting laid off, or do the taxes – and it’s not like they ever remember to feed the dog. But their passion surrounding issues of justice can be inspiring. By The Rev. Tim Schenck, GHNS.

MARKETTA GREGORY: Finding beauty in ashes - I don’t remember a time when Mama didn’t start her day with a Coke and a cigarette. She calls smoking her nasty habit, even as prescribed chemicals work their way through her veins to fight back the damage she’s doing. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.

BEER NUT: Two beer books that will wet your whistle - If there is something I like almost as much as drinking beer, it is reading about beer. OK, maybe not almost as much, but I really do enjoy learning things about beer and breweries. By Norman Miller, MetroWest, Mass.

DEER: Oh, deer: Nip those backyard nibblers in the bud - Got deer in your garden? Here are some creative and humane ideas from readers to deal with the problem. By Penny Carnathan, Scripps Howard.

HOMEFIX: How to fix a hole made by a doorknob - Q: The doorknob has hit the wall so many times it has made a large hole in the wallboard. I tried to fill the hole with newspapers and then spread some drywall paste over the hole, but, as it dried, it would crack and fall off. What should I do to fix the hole so I can paint the room? By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.

BUTTONED UP: Teaching kids to be organized - Parents, no matter what end of the "organized" spectrum they happen to fall on, are often flummoxed when it comes to teaching their own children how to become more organized. If you are lucky enough to possess a well-developed "executive function," it can be very difficult to identify how to teach something that comes so naturally to you. If organization is something you have long struggled with, it might seem overwhelming, if not downright impossible, to teach another human being how to get buttoned up. By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore, Scripps Howard.

RELIGION NEWS: Survey disproves myths about white working-class voters -- weekly Religion News with results of a new survey from Public Religion Research Institute, "Unleash!: Breaking Free from Normalcy" by Perry Noble and more. GHNS

OPINION/ REALITY SHOWS: Jeff Fox: 'Reality' is overrated anyway -- Good luck finding that now. Just as the History channel has forsaken history for “Pawn Stars” and “Ice Road Truckers,” – OK, I liked “Ice Road Truckers” for one season – now Discovery has turned from bunnies and salmon to those guys on “Dual Survival,” snaring and cooking the bunnies and salmon. Over a fire started with a bow drill, in a monsoon. Jeff Fox/ The Examiner (Mo.)

OPINION/ PARENTING: Anne Palumbo: Oh, the joys of amrchair parenting! -- If you are an empty-nester who misses raising youngins, I can’t say enough about armchair parenting. It’s the best! Just remember not to air your concerns and opinions. I mean that, too. Stifle the urge to correct. That’s what marriage is for. Anne Palumbo / Messenger Post (N.Y.)

JIM HILLIBISH: Three products that ease grilling stress -- Fire Starters: Packets that promise to start charcoal and wood fires in about 10 minutes with no added odor or taste. Place one or two packets into the fuel and light. The packets contain urea-based resins, hydrocarbons and paraffin. Three six packs for $8.99. Canton (Ohio) Repository

JIM HILLIBISH: Frankfurter sales are on a roll -- It’s a billion-dollar industry on a bun. Hot dogs continue as one of our favorite sandwiches since 1880, but 2012 saw a trend building: specialization. Canton (Ohio) Repository

EASY RECIPE: Magdalenas  -- Click inside for the recipe. These are small sponge cakes, popular since the Middle Ages. They come in different shapes but always are moist, tender and shiny golden brown. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

FOOD FIND: Delitia Imported Italian Butter -- This butter, with fragrant and delicate flavor, is produced with pasteurized creams from the milk collected from Parma and Reggio Emilia family-owned farms in the area of production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository

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LIL JAXE: Overcoming life’s hurdles: 13-year-old rapper Lil JaXe - Jake Zeldin stutters. Unfortunately, some people view “different” as weakness, and Jake became a target for bullies. Sadly, the bullying wasn’t limited to his peer group. Teachers reportedly joined in with comments such as, “I don't know what is more annoying, that voice or your stutter.” That was two years ago, and Jake Zeldin now stands on the brink of international fame. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.

FARR SIDE: Music has been companion for 40 years - Music has always played an important role in my life, so I decided to share with you the music of my birthday during those key early years of my life. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.

STAY TUNED: 'The New Normal' offers a different take on family life - Conventional wisdom says that if you don't want to cause conflict among a group of people, particularly people you don't know very well, you avoid talking about politics and religion. In my experience, the same can be said of parenting and homosexuality. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.

NEW MOVIES: 'Trouble With the Curve,' 'The Master' - A look at movies opening in theaters this week. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

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EDITORIAL: Romney's quandary, and the nation's - Mitt Romney has boxed himself in. He needs to break out. Fortunately for him, there may be a way, but not from the path he's on. By Peoria, Ill.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Record East Coast ocean temps -- Dave Granlund on record ocean temperatures on the East Coast. GHNS

CHARLES GLADLE: Islamic terrorists 4, America 0 -- In the president’s scripted, unemotional and deadpan condemnation of these deaths and destruction, I saw nothing to indicate a reprisal by our country against these worthless, ragamuffin butchers on their latest trumped-up jihad of slaughter and destruction. Charles Gladle/ Messenger Post (N.Y.)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Good football in the Pac-12 - As the sun disappears over the Pacific and drops off the edge of the Earth each evening, much of the country already slumbers. During the fall, that means falling asleep on Saturdays after watching the SEC and Big 12 and Big Ten powers beat up on one another, just as some of the best in the Pac-12 are getting started. It means that Arizona and Stanford and UCLA – and even Oregon and USC, to some extent – exist in a vacuum, their games not seen but heard about. By Eric Avidon, MetroWest, Mass.

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