GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 10/18/10 editions
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WAKE UP CALL!: What will be the most-popular costume?
CHRIS BIONDI: Readers react to Chile mine story placement
READER CALLOUT: Fall foliage
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Learn about Puerto Rico
NOVEMBER FAMILY: 4 ways to put a new spin on Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping prep, teaching teens to be safe drivers and more
HALLOWEEN CALLOUT: Send in your Halloween photos
-- 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
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BREAST CANCER CONTENT
HEALTH WATCH: Trick or teeth? -- The weekly health watch with items on dental hygiene for the holidays, preemies in daycare, vitamins for people over 50 and more.
BED BUGS: How to prevent, eliminate bed bugs -- Find out how to prevent, spot and get rid of bed bugs, those pesky bloodsuckers.
* Localization tip: Replace local quotes with tips and suggestions from pest control professionals in your area.
JEFF VRABEL: Too many jokers on the ballots - Because there are elections like every 20 days, for some reason, we're just a tantalizing few days from the midterms, which will solve all your problems, or at least they would if they weren't being contested by terrible people, ogres mostly, who are conspiring to make this the most appalling election in recent memory.
SHOESTRING LIVING: Have a homemade Halloween - The spooky day is nearly upon us, an event that can be most stressful for parents of young ones and adults that need their own costumes this year. With Halloween superstores taking up temporary residency in vacant buildings of strip malls everywhere, it can be tempting to spend too much on costumes for convenience sake. My answer is simple, don’t fall for it. Stand out with unique costumes able to be made from items at home or discount stores. The most difficult part of my suggestions is convincing kids (or yourself) to give the homemade variety a try. By Molly Logan Anderson.
POP CULTURE: A Coke in sheep’s clothing - Gap recently changed its logo, but dumped it because of a consumer backlash. We have seen this song and dance before. Consumers are resistant to change. When familiarity breeds contempt, the heart always grows fonder. By Dennis Volkert.
KEVIN FRISCH: That hope and change? Working fine, thanks -- “So how’s that hope and change working out for ya?” asks bumper stickers that are plastered on the back of cars that once urged “Club Liberals, Not Sandwiches.”
PETER COSTA: Eventually we become our parents -- My latest fall leaf project has forced me to admit something horrible: I have become my father. I bark out orders to family members who are trying to help me like Napoleon on horseback.
JEFF DANIELS: Jeff Daniels takes a break from acting for music tour - You probably know him best from “Dumb and Dumber” or “Gettysburg” or “The Squid and the Whale,” and Jeff Daniels understands that. He also understands that he’s hardly the first actor to pick up a musical instrument, and that the ranks of actors-turned-musicians have yielded a great many more misses than hits. By Chad Berndtson.
* Localization tip: If Daniels is playing in your area, add concert-info breakout box.
BOB DYLAN: Producer puts indie spin on Bob Dylan tribute -- Mixing business savvy and boldness, Jim Sampas recruited indie musicians who've reinvented Bob Dylan for the era of iPods and digital downloads.
EDITORIAL: What the anonymous campaign donors want - Between the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, which removed all limits on corporate political spending, and a new set of organizations operating under a provision in the tax code that allows donors to remain anonymous, it's getting harder than ever to tell who's behind this year's campaign commercials - or what they hope to get in return. By MetroWest.
HUNTING COLUMN: George Little: The key to a successful hunting trip is ... - It’s been said that a good hunting partner is harder to find than a good friend. Some of us have been lucky enough to find both wrapped up in the same package. Hunting or fishing partners make the adventure worthwhile. If that weren’t the case, there would be no need for deer cabins or fishing camps.
AUTO BITS: Weekly auto rail, with tips for parents of teen drivers with diabetes, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
GREG ZYLA: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 - Debuting in 1967 was the L88 427 engine, which became the granddaddy of powerful Corvette engines.
National budget 11.18.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget