GateHouse News Service National Budget 9.22.10

GateHouse News Service National Budget 9.22.10

 

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, (630) 835-8870, mtoeset@corp.gatehousemedia.com

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

WAKE UP CALL: The recession is over!

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x995831306/Wednesdays-Wake-Up-Call-The-recession-is-over

 

JEAN HODGES: This photo needs a caption.

http://jeanhodges.ghnewsroom.com/2010/09/22/jean-hodges-photo-needs-caption

 

 

NICHE

 

PAGE DOWNLOAD NOTE: Please note that GHNS is beginning to post pages for download individually. So, if you need only the Quark 4 version of a page, you can download only the Quark 4 version. If you have questions or concerns, contact Lisa Glowinski, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com or 217-816-3343.

 

PFW WEEK 3: Regional and national pages for Week Three are available for download here:

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1916543233/PFW-weekly-pages-092210

 

OCTOBER FAMILY: Our redesigned tab has stories on family game nights, a fun twist on school lunches and more.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x372515145/Family-Magazine-Go-play

 

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Chase report.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1129169245/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Chase-report

 

WEEKLY NIE PAGE: Totem poles tell stories.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x966117635/NIE-page-Stories-told-through-art

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PAGE: Network of support.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x718558650/Breast-Cancer-Awareness-page-Network-of-support

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

HOME HELP: Weekly home rail, with items on energy-efficient light bulbs, growing herbs indoors, how to patch up peeling paint and more.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1985979462/Home-Help-Fluorescent-light-outshines-the-incandescent-bulb

 

PINK: Sgt. Hollett walked the 3-Day, honored for protection -- Before the 2008 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure,  Sgt. Hollett was stationed in Baghdad and worried about making his pledge goal of $2,300, since he can't solicit donations while in uniform. When e-mails to friends helped him reach his goal, it seemed like a miracle.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1547940944/PINK-Sgt-Hollett-walked-the-3-Day-honored-for-protection

 

WINE WISDOM: Heavenly reds you'll adore - In my last column I covered my favorite white wines and promised I'd provide a list of my favorite reds. As a man of my word, I am pleased to provide my readers with a list of the reds I most enjoy and think you will find interesting as well. By Mark P. Vincent.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x459819096/Wine-Wisdom-Heavenly-reds-youll-adore

 

JILL WENDHOLT SILVA: Artisanal sodas pop with natural flavor -- In a world of high-fructose corn syrup-infused soft drinks, Soda Vie  sodas are made from natural ingredients. The first soda sample we sip has been “aging” for three or four weeks, enough time to show off the heat of ginger mingled with the herbaceous zing of Thai basil.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x560343920/Artisanal-sodas-pop-with-natural-flavor

 

LOST IN SUBURBIA: Nervous breakdown - batteries not included - The beep was the battery dying in the smoke detector on the ceiling outside my bedroom. It came in three-minute intervals, about half an hour before my alarm was set to go off, which irritated me to no end. By Tracy Beckerman.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x827971924/Lost-in-Suburbia-Nervous-breakdown-batteries-not-included

 

PETER CHIANCA: It’s Fred vs. Pee Wee Herman — to the death!I spent a good chunk of my Saturday night watching “Fred the Movie” on the Nickelodeon channel. I’d say that it was two hours I’ll never get back, except I have a feeling they will return someday, if there is really such a place as hell.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1290550644/Peter-Chianca-It-s-Fred-vs-Pee-Wee-Herman-to-the-death

 

More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week, head to the theater for “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole” or one of the other movies opening Friday; celebrate R.E.A.D. in America Day; participate in Family Health and Fitness Day; and more.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x560343531/5-Things-to-Do-This-Weekend-Sept-24-26

* Localization tip: If any local groups are holding events for R.E.A.D. in America Day, Family Health and Fitness Day or National Hunting and Fishing Day, please list their info. And feel free to add any other big local events.

 

BOOK NOTES: Mary Roach looks at space psychology in 'Packing for Mars' - If you’ve wondered what it’s really like to be an astronaut — the trials of weightlessness, the miseries of “irrational antagonism,” the hazards of the breakaway effect and space euphoria, vertigo, cabin fever, bone loss, the joylessness of a bacon square, the challenges of waste expulsion, depression, boredom … more than you could have imagined — “Packing for Mars” is the book for you. By Rae Francoeur.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1547940759/Book-Notes-Mary-Roach-looks-at-space-psychology-in-Packing-for-Mars

 

THE THERMALS: Album review: The Thermals, ‘Personal Life’ - Without becoming tired, The Thermals played variations of essentially the same song for four albums, thanks to pointed lyrics as immediate as the elbow-grease production values that lent such charm to their first two albums. “Personal Life,” the band’s fifth outing, continues the band’s march to an increasingly clean sound pointed to by last year’s “Now We Can See,” and loses a bit of its lyrical bite along the way. By Ed McMenamin.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1547940672/Album-review-The-Thermals-Personal-Life

 

MOVIE REVIEW: Tired, old heist genre takes down ‘Takers’ -- The film isn’t terrible; it’s just not terribly original. It feels like the same old cops-and-robbers story with a hard-nosed, hard-working cop (Matt Dillon) always a step behind the smart and flashy bad guys.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1547940821/Movie-review-Tired-old-heist-genre-takes-down-Takers

 

More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

 

 

OPINIONS

 

EDITORIAL: Happy Christmas, recession is over (heaven help us) - Recession's over. Got that? Whew, glad we could check that one off our list. For a minute there we were worried that a nearly 10 percent national unemployment rate meant something, and that something wasn't good. Fortunately, we have the National Bureau of Economic Research to tell us it's all a mirage with its declaration that the Great Recession actually ended 15 months ago, in June 2009. By The Journal Star.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1380096165/Editorial-Happy-Christmas-recession-is-over-heaven-help-us

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: The two sides of Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x105398881/Granlund-cartoon-The-two-sides-of-Iran-President-Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad

 

BRITT CARTOON: Do tell, get out – On gays in the military.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x459818914/Britt-cartoon-Do-tell-get-out

 

More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions

 

 

BUSINESS

 

DAVE RAMSEY: The rule about owning a car - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on the value of the car you drive and if rich people need to budget.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x192000223/Dave-Ramsey-The-rule-about-owning-a-car

 

MAKING CENTS: How to come out a winner in a divorce - When it comes to the financial side of divorce settlements, I frequently see evidence that either no financial planning was done or that well-hidden financial benefits miraculously end up skewed to one side or the other. Either the financially sophisticated spouse or the one who hired financial counsel is typically the winner. By John P. Napolitano.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1129170943/Making-Cents-How-to-come-out-a-winner-in-a-divorce

 

JOHN SPOTO: Building a retirement portfolio: Part 6 -- A strategy based on research from experts in the field of financial planning provides a sensible approach. It involves opening three accounts: a local checking account, a cash flow reserve account and an investment portfolio.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1547940598/Building-a-retirement-portfolio-part-6

 

More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

 

 

SPORTS

 

FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Be patient with your fantasy football studs - I’ve been corresponding for about two weeks with a reader living in Akron, Ohio, named Earnest, or “EJ,” and he’s not too happy about his fantasy team. Chances are you can identify with his pain. By Joey Baskerville.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1916542557/Pick-Six-Weekly-Be-patient-with-your-fantasy-football-studs

 

NFL QUICK SHOTS: WPA stat shows NFL’s best aren’t who they seem - Adrian Peterson is third in the NFL in rushing and hasn’t fumbled, yet Minnesota is 0-2 and has scored the second-fewest points in the NFL. Part of that is Peterson’s fault. According to advancednflstats.com, Peterson ranks 47th among running backs in helping his team win. Peterson’s Win Probability Added score is so low for the same reason Matt Forte is ranked No. 45 — they don’t move the chains. By Matt Trowbridge.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1985981144/NFL-Quick-Shots-WPA-stat-shows-NFL-s-best-aren-t-who-they-seem

 

MATT TROWBRIDGE: Record TV numbers disguise fact that NFL can’t afford a strike - The Super Bowl long ago outgrew its sport, transforming from a championship game into a national holiday. But that doesn’t mean the NFL is America’s passion play.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1916541455/Matt-Trowbridge-Record-TV-numbers-disguise-fact-that-NFL-can-t-afford-a-strike

 

PFW WEEK 3: Regional and national pages for Week Three are available for download here:

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1916543233/PFW-weekly-pages-092210

 

More in Sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports