GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 9/29/10 editions
 
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Notes

WAKE UP CALL!: National Newspaper Week is next week

RADARFROG: Mich. daily starts section for ads and content


Niche

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 4 previews

READER CALLOUT: National Newspaper Week (Oct. 3-9)
-- NAA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK ADS

FALL HEALTHY LIVING: Our redesigned tab has stories on taking a tech "detox," hoarding and at-home workouts. Don't forget to download the infosheet for easy localization ideas.

RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: Prescription drug abuse

WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: All about bees for National Honey Month

OCTOBER FAMILY: Our redesigned tab has stories on family game nights, a fun twist on school lunches and more. Don't forget to download the infosheet for easy localization ideas.

Find the full year's niche schedule here


Lifestyles

BREAST CANCER CONTENT

FALL CONTENT

HOME HELP: Color me happy -- Weekly home rail with items on painting your home, "greening" your roof, caring for cut flowers and more.

SHANNON O'BRIEN: Why do we dream about school exams as adults? -- It's common to dream about taking a school exam. What’s strange is you haven’t been in school for years. What does it mean?
* Localization tip: Include quotes from local professionals of psychiatry or dream interpretation.

KATHRYN REM: How to make perfect Thai spring rolls -- There are two sizes of wrappers. I like to buy the small wrappers because they are a perfect size. I always double this recipe.

CHECKOUT LANE: Tips on pruning trees - Todd Carmody, foreman at BBS Tree Experts in Kingston, Mass., says don't cut too close to the trunk when trimming. If the cut is too close, insects can invade and cause decay, he warns. By Ashlee Fairey.
* Localization tip: Talk to tree experts in your area and add their quotes and tips.

LOST IN SUBURBIA: The perfect family weekend - When you have a lot of family stay over for the weekend, you expect there will be some bumps in the road. By bumps, of course, I mean a shortage of pillows or towels, not a flood in the kitchen, two damaged cars and a broken fence. No, these would not qualify as bumps. These would qualify as mountains. By Tracy Beckerman.

PETER CHIANCA: Resistance to Star Trek Cruise is futile - There are certain things people think when watching “Star Trek.” Things like,  “If I could just go on a cruise with the guy who played the Emergency Medical Hologram on ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ my life would be complete.” This column is for you.

KENT BUSH: Son's fantastic dream could become reality - My son wants to be an architect. But his career in architecture will be very limited. He only wants to build one thing. A hotel. Of course the only things he loves as much as staying in a hotel are pets. So his hotel will have some very unique features. Pets will have their own branch of the hotel downstairs while people stay upstairs.

THE BEER NUT: The best in beer blogs - You can find anything you want on the Web, including hundreds of beer bloggers from around the country. And although I still recommend that you read my blog (blogs.wickedlocal.com/beernut), here are several other blogs you should add to your reading list. By Norman Miller.

FRANK MULLIGAN: The first anti-social network -- We need a network of our own that’s geared toward our desire to avoid and ignore each other, the kind of network that will promote our yearning not to check in with each other and find out what one another is doing; a network that will offer us the option, “subtract as friend.”


Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include checking out the must-see movie of the fall, “The Social Network,” participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities and more.
* Localization tip: Are there any Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities in your area? Fire Prevention Week activities? Please add that info to the main item. You also can mention any big local happenings.

ALEXANDER STEVENS: Photographer captures spirit of men, women breast cancer survivors -- “I wanted to show hope,” said Fox from Brookline, Mass., whose “Illuminating the Survivor Spirit; A Photographic Journey” project continues to expand and evolve. “The beauty of the person, the ugliness of the disease.”


Opinions  

GRANLUND CARTOON: Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
* Note: This is tied to GateHouse New England’s pink papers for BCAM.

O'MAHONEY'S CARTOON: Education evolution -- O'Mahoney cartoon on education reform.

EDITORIAL: Too little help for women fighting alcohol problems - There are already public and private resources allocated to alcohol and drug addiction research and treatment. What’s needed now is a hard look at how they can be redeployed to address the fact that more women are in trouble and we don’t know how to help. The Patriot Ledger.

JERRY MOORE: Jerry Moore: No Child Left Behind law isn’t rooted in reality -- Nobody in public education today takes issue with the goal of No Child Left Behind: to work toward ensuring all students meet minimum requirements in academic performance. But the expectation that any district will achieve this by 2014 is unrealistic.


Business

DAVE RAMSEY: No vacations if you’re still in debt - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on vacations and debt, and pride and debt.

MAKING CENTS: Time to weigh tax planning opportunities - This is the time of year when I begin to remind you to look at tax planning opportunities. We commonly talk about deferring income, maximizing deductions and getting your business spending done before year-end to get the deduction in the current year. But this year may be different because of possible tax changes. By John P. Napolitano.


Sports

FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Fantasy underachievers step it up - Last week’s performances by some of those underachieving fantasy first- and second-rounders had some of you screaming with as much excitement as Anna Colwell. Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson, Miami wideout Brandon Marshall and Atlanta’s Michael Turner finally lived up to their names. Heck, even former fantasy studs Tony Gonzalez and LaDainian Tomlinson reminded us of who they once were. By Joey Baskerville.

NFL QUICK SHOTS: Penalty-prone ways remain a Packer problem - Matt Trowbridge's notes from around the NFL.