GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 10/11/10 editions
 
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Notes

5 THINGS TO KNOW: From last week's AASFE conference

Q&A: How photo project on women, drunken driving came together


Niche

WEEKLY AUTO PAGE: '67 GTX changed the face of muscle cars

WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: How Columbus got to the new world

HALLOWEEN PAGE: Make your house haunted
-- READER CALLOUT: Show off your pumpkin carvings

OCTOBER RADARFROG PAGE, COUPON BOOK: Homemade holiday gifts; save on Thanksgiving dinner

READER CALLOUT: Share your breast cancer stories

RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: Prescription drug abuse (national Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31)

Find the full year's niche schedule here


Lifestyles

BREAST CANCER CONTENT

HEALTH WATCH: Study shows most boomers don’t fear 50 -- Weekly health watch with items on a study from Cheerios, the flu vaccine and how dark berries help the brain while aging.

HEALTH NEWS: Dialysis at home -- Dialysis patients have several other options, "But almost 92 percent go to standard, in-center treatment," said Schatell, executive director of Medical Education Institute.

DAVID ROBSON: Virus-infected bulbs created today's tulips -- When the flowers were introduced from Middle Eastern countries such as Turkey, European gardeners went wild. Here was a flower that did surprisingly well in gardens.
* Localization tip: List the addresses of local nurseries or garden stores where readers can buy varieties of tulip bulbs.

PETER COSTA: On the art of skipping stones -- We were two brothers, from two different cities, entering the October of our lives.

SHOESTRING LIVING: Great-looking hair for less - Like we’ve talked about lots of times, sometimes you’ve got to spend a little extra to get the results you want. This just might be the case with our hair, as experts agree that quality products and regular cuts preserve healthy locks throughout the year. Here are some expert tips on spending and saving to keep your mane silky and your color shinning. By Molly Logan Anderson.

JEFF VRABEL: Good riddance to noisy SunChips bags - I think if we can agree on anything in this disenchanted, disgusted, polarized, murderous, Rick Sanchezed, easily agitated world, it’s that nothing that unites the sides — left and right, Democrat and Republican, socialist and un-socialist, people who like “Glee” and me — than the shared hatred for a snack bag that emits an unpleasant amount of sound.

JULIE FAY: iPod works great as a baby sitter - Not too long ago, I was seething with jealousy over my daughter’s new iPod. I’m happy to report that I have been cured of my envy, having bought one for myself a few weeks ago. I use my iPod for work, just as I thought I would. I use it for play, when I’m exercising or taking a walk around the neighborhood. I never expected, however, to use it as a babysitter.

LORETTA LAROCHE: Reading a book is the perfect cure for boredom - Research suggests that individuals who are avid learners are likely to be more physically and mentally healthy than their less-engaged peers.


Entertainment

HILARY SWANK: Things have changed for Hilary Swank since the rocky start of her acting career. Does anyone even remember that she starred in “The Next Karate Kid,” a film that played in theaters for about a week? Or that she had a regular role as Carly late in the series run of “Beverly Hills 90210?” By Ed Symkus.

REEL DEAL: When it comes to movie monsters, let the right ones in - Halloween doesn’t officially show up on the calendar until Oct. 31, though some fright fanatics like to celebrate it all month long. Hollywood’s no different – rolling out monster and slasher flicks one after another, showering the October box office with blood and gore. By Robert McCune.

NOISY TV: Legislation to reduce TV commercials' volume -- “Ever since television caught on in the 1950s, the Federal Communication Commission has been getting complaints about blaring commercials.”

MAX WEINBERG: Weinberg talks about Conan, Springsteen -- Max Weinberg and Conan O’Brien confirmed that Weinberg would not be returning as O’Brien’s bandleader and drummer when O’Brien’s new TBS talk show launches Nov. 8.
* Localization tip: Find out whether Max Weinberg's tour will be in your area and include details, ticket prices and where to buy them.


Opinions  

GRANLUND CARTOON: Dirty politics in Washington.

BRITT CARTOON: White House stops the flow of truth on oil spill.

EDITORIAL: With struggling middle class, what will happen to American Dream? - Recently the Wall Street Journal ran a story under the headline, "Lost Decade for Family Income," in which it reported that "living standards at the middle of the middle class have stalled" and worse, with new Census data showing inflation-adjusted income declining almost 5 percent in the last decade for that group. By The Journal Star.

RICK HOLMES: 'It gets better,' gay students - Adolescence is tough on every kid. Confusion, self-doubt and the pressure to meet expectations from every side pretty much come with the territory. For a kid coming to terms with his or her sexuality, those emotions are magnified. The first thing these kids need to hear is that it's OK, that they are valued for themselves, whatever labels get attached to them.

JIM TIMMERMANN: The bailout worked -- Here’s what the candidates and their proxies won’t tell you about TARP: It worked.


Business

AUTO BITS: When moms take care of their cars, they take care of their families - Weekly auto rail, with tips on moms and cars, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.

GREG ZYLA: 1970 Buick GSX - During the muscle car craze of 1960s and early 1970s, Buick nameplates weren’t known for powerhouse performance. The Hemi Roadrunner, Tri-Power GTOs, big-block Chevelles and 428 Cobra Jet Mustangs garnered the most reverence as fast cars capable of going faster in the right hands.