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STORY IDEA: Unemployment fell in September
INNER CIRCLE: Third quarter evaluations begin today
BEST OF THE DAY: Share social media conversation when an earthquake hits
NOVEMBER FAMILY: Tips for a first-timer's Thanksgiving, getting kids involved in the holiday and a recipe for autumn leaf cookies
KIDZBUZZ: Let's elect a president!
HOLIDAY COOKBOOK: With recipes from the Food Channel for Thanksgiving, Christmas, cookies and food gifts
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HALLOWEEN PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x153919749/Reader-callout-Halloween-photos
VOTERS GUIDE TEMPLATE: To display your candidate bios and local voting info
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POLL: Apple iPad Mini -- what do you want to see?
ECONOMY: 3 ways raising the minimum wage will help
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
3RD DEBATE: 5 things to know about the 3rd presidential debate - Here are five things to know about the third debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. By GHNS.
GRAB THE GOOD: Just before amazing - Somewhere, a long time ago, I was privy to a piece of advice I use almost daily. I teach it to my kids and repeat in my own mind; even share it with my friends and family members. The sad part is that even after research, I cannot figure out who the wise soul was that blessed me with this mantra. I wish I could thank them, but I can’t. So I figure sharing this little gem with you is the next best thing. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
HOME HELP: Tips for completing a DIY home project on time and on budget - Weekly home rail, with items on DIY home projects, Consumer Reports advice on TVs, and more. By GHNS.
DAVID ROBSON: Things to do before winter comes - Get these gardening tasks done before ice and snow arrive and you'll be sitting pretty come spring. By David Robson, Springfield, Ill.
APPLE CIDER: Making apple cider, autumn's quintessential beverage - Curtis Orchard in Champaign has a cider-making process that's a fast-moving, well-honed operation churning out about 1,800 gallons of apple cider per day. Curtis Orchard is open from late July to mid-December. Go behind the scenes in this week's feature. By Kathryn Rem, Springfield, Ill.
NEAL SIMON: Time stands still when you're a child - "Only 13 more days until Halloween, Dad, and it's only 12 if you don't count today," my youngest daughter said to me recently. By Neal Simon, Hornell, N.Y.
THE GUY’S PERSPECTIVE: Delaying a divorce - I have been dating a wonderful Christian man for almost one year. I adore him and feel we have great potential for a future together. However, he is still legally married. His wife of 25 years stopped being his partner in every way at least two years ago, and she filed for divorce one year ago. He was heartbroken and is still mourning her loss but realizes they could never be together again and that they both need to move on. The problem is she will not follow through with anything regarding this divorce. By Saelen Ghose, GHNS.
JEFF VRABEL: Do you really need to share your baby’s weight on Facebook? - Because of CES we will soon have access to a device that will weigh your Precious Little Angel and auto-fire the results to Twitter and Facebook, saving you the trouble of weighing your child on some vintage hand-cranked lead-painted off-the-grid scale from Service Merchandise in 1983 and using a whole separate app to bore everyone to tears manually. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
CLOUD ATLAS: 'Cloud Atlas' directors brought together by fate - Chicago-born directors Andy and Lana Wachowski (the “Matrix” series) and German director Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”) talk about their three-way directing feat on “Cloud Atlas,” the sprawling new film that opens Friday. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
JOHN HAWKES: Actor John Hawkes portrays Mark O’Brien in 'The Sessions' - John Hawkes had more than a few qualms when asked to step into the iron lung of Mark O’Brien, who penned numerous poems and essays up until his death in 1999, including a magazine piece titled “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate,” which served as the inspiration for “The Sessions.” By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
EDITORIAL: Putting Benghazi attack in perspective - Now that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has become a political football, it may be too late to insert facts and perspective into the discussion, but let’s try. Here are a few truths that have been obscured by the political haze. By MetroWest, Mass.
EDITORIAL: The politics of birth control - The birth control issue came up again in the latest presidential debate, with Gov. Mitt Romney fudging his previously stated opposition to requirements under the Affordable Care Act that employers include contraceptives in employee insurance plans. By MetroWest, Mass.
EDITORIAL: The cost crisis in higher education - The cost of higher education has been going up faster than inflation for 20 years. Student debt now tops $1 trillion, more than Americans’ credit card debt. A Time magazine poll released this week found that 80 percent agreed that at many colleges, the education received isn’t worth the money paid. By MetroWest, Mass.
CHARITA GOSHAY: With support like this, who needs opposition? - Add Honey Boo Boo to the list of “celebrities” endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-election. Don’t snicker. Lindsay Lohan, Kid Rock, Jenna Jamison, the Rev. Pat Robertson and Gene Simmons are supporting Mitt Romney. By Charita Goshay, Canton, Ohio.
RICK HOLMES: Warren vs. Brown: Beyond the talking points - When I finally got to meet Elizabeth Warren, one of the first things I said was how disappointed I was with how Massachusetts’ marquee Senate race had turned out. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
AUTO BITS: Seven steps to getting your car ready for winter - Weekly auto rail, with winter tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.
GREG ZYLA: Studebaker Golden Hawk – a true muscle car - Q: Greg, in your article on the Studebaker Golden Hawk muscle car recently, you failed to mention a car that I had back in 1958, namely a 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk straight-drive with factory overdrive. This car had a 352-cubic-inch Packard engine, and it was absolutely amazing. It would run 110-mph in second gear overdrive! (I realize how foolish I was at 21 years old.) By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
CHRIS GILL: Now that Tony George is out at H&C, what's his next move? - Last week, Tony George submitted a proposal to buy IndyCar – the organization he started in 1996 when the Indy Racing League broke away from CART. Hulman & Company, which owns IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turned down the purchase offer and days later George, a legacy of IMS, resigned from the board of directors. By Chris Gill, Corning, N.Y.
More in NASCAR and NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
National budget 10.22.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget