GateHouse News Service National Budget 10.28.10

GateHouse News Service National Budget 10.28.10


Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343,
Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870,



WAKE UP CALL: Fewer people say they will get flu shot.


ELECTION DAY: Election night planning – it’s not too late to get an early start.


ELECTION SITES: Good examples, and a video showing how to make your own.





THANKSGIVING PAGE: A history of the holiday meal




GIFT GUIDE: Ideas for gals, guys, grandparents, teens/tweens and pets


VETERANS DAY PAGE: How to thank a veteran you know


REDESIGNED BOOMERS: The winter edition features articles on Medicare changes for 2011, what to consider in a vacation home, Thanksgiving recipes for two and more.


READER CALLOUT: Fall foliage


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


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TIME CHANGE: Daylight saving time ends Nov. 7. We have an illustration you can run online and in the newspaper. Check it out here.


NATIONAL POLITICS FEED: Subscribe your site to the GHNS: News - Politics syndication feed; see it here:
* Questions? Contact news service editor Lisa Glowinski, or 217-816-3343.






RELIGION NEWS: Catholics claim Homer -- Weekly religion rail, with items on what the Vatican's newspaper says about Homer Simpson, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell and more. By GateHouse News Service.


DIANA BOGGIA: Mother referees breakfast battles between son, daughter - Mother can't get her kids to play nice at the breakfast table. Here’s what she can do. By Diana Boggia, Canton (Ohio) Repository.


SALT: Sobering salt facts and low-salt recipes -- Here are the cold, harsh facts about salt: what it does, what it's in, who it affects and how to eat it. Plus, some low-salt recipes. By Jim Hillibish, Canton (Ohio) Repository.


OWLS: Fascinating owls bewitch us on Halloween - With Halloween just days away, perhaps we can't help but think of owls this time of year, but ornithologists and naturalists focus on owls in the fall and winter because of their unique habits. By Kristine Lundblad, MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News.


VETERANS DAY CONTENT: Check out our collection of Veterans Day content. We’ll add links as new items come in. If your paper has something to share, please send it through Zope or e-mail it to


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SUDOKU: Puzzles 855-889 (November puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file as well.


SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest' and other movies opening this week - In the final film adaptation of the best-selling Millennium trilogy, written by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, heroine Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is confined to a hospital bed. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.


FARR SIDE: Lindsay Lohan needs help - "They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, no no no ...” That’s a lyric from the Amy Winehouse song “Rehab,” but it could have come from Lindsay Lohan’s diary. By David T. Farr, Sturgis (Mich.) Journal.


SLINGS & ARROWS: New on DVD: 'Slings & Arrows' is an insightful drama about drama -- One of the best TV series of the last decade comes out on Blu-ray. “Slings & Arrows” follows the cast and crew of the fictitious New Burbage Festival, a Shakespearian theater company in Canada. By Brian Mackey, The State Journal-Register.


DAVID SEDARIS: 'Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk' author David Sedaris continues to laugh -- Author David Sedaris knows how awkward it can be trying to say something an author hasn’t heard a million times before. He'll ask people to tell him a joke, instead. By Brian Mackey, The State Journal-Register.


JEWISH FILM FEST: Boston Jewish Film Festival explores unexpected themes -- Films about tango in Argentina and the life of Vidal Sassoon signal the breadth of experiences explored in the 22nd annual Boston Jewish Film Festival. Find out where to go, what to see and more. By Jody Feinberg, The Patriot Ledger.


5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Five ways you can celebrate Halloween weekend.
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GRANLUND CARTOON: Uncle Sam wants you ... to vote. By Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service cartoonist.


GRANLUND CARTOON: Self-destructing celebrities. By Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service cartoonist.


KENT BUSH: The end is near - It's almost over. All of the talk of socialists, fascists and racists, tea parties, witchcraft and even something called Aqua Buddha will finally end on Tuesday. By Kent Bush of the Augusta (Kan.) Gazette.


JIM TIMMERMANN: The campaign speech you’ll never hear - Here’s a campaign speech you’ll never hear, because the candidate who made it would never be elected. By Jim Timmermann, The Holland (Mich.) Sentinel.


MICHAEL WINSHIP: The pulpit of bullies - The anger of the electorate is understandable: Politicians and politics as usual have given voters much about which to be mad; furious, in fact. But bullying is different. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post, Canandaigua, N.Y.


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BIZ BITS: 4 political questions to avoid at work - Weekly business rail, with advice on politics at work, a BBB warning about bed bugs and more. By GateHouse News Service.


DAVE RAMSEY: Pay off debt first, or save up? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on saving money, credit reports and buying a house. By Dave Ramsey, GateHouse News Service columnist.


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Will the No. 1 team fall yet again? - Could a No. 1 team possibly lose for a fourth straight week? Could some upset-minded team do to Auburn or Oregon what South Carolina, Wisconsin and Missouri were able to do? Not even crazy 2007 witnessed four weeks of consecutive losses by No. 1, so could this season begin to trump that one in terms of pure chaos? By Eric Avidon, Daily News.


FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Fantasy football ‘can’t-drop’ lists need effective updating - No one likes collusion. It’s one of the reasons the Miami Heat will be heavily rooted against in the NBA. So there’s a just cause for why there’s a need for a “can’t-drop” or “undroppables” list in just about every major fantasy football league. But seven weeks into the season, that list can be quite restrictive, especially to owners that have been at this for several years. It’s even worse when a guy like Ryan Mathews was on it. By Joey Baskerville of The Journal-Standard in Freeport, Ill.


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