GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 10/27/10 editions
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, firstname.lastname@example.org
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WAKE UP CALL!: November is National Adoption Month
ELECTION SITES: Good examples, and a video showing how to make your own
LEDE BLOG: COO Kirk Davis opens last day of training
THANKSGIVING PAGE: A history of the holiday meal
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 8 previews
GIFT GUIDE: Ideas for gals, guys, grandparents, teens/tweens and pets
VETERANS DAY PAGE: How to thank a veteran
-- VETERANS DAY CALLOUT
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: A math maze for Halloween
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
Find the full year's niche schedule here
TIME CHANGE: Daylight saving time ends Nov. 7. We have an illustration you can run online and in the newspaper.
NATIONAL POLITICS FEED: Subscribe your site to the GHNS: News - Politics syndication feed; see it here
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HOME HELP: Weekly home help with items on energy-efficient windows, seasonal decorations, how to remove mildew and more. By GateHouse News Service
THE BEER NUT: Duvel introduces Duvel Tripel Hop -- A 9.5 percent alcohol by volume, strong, golden ale. This latest release is only the second time the beer has been sold in stores. By Norman Miller/ Metrowest Daily News
* Localization tip: Tell readers where they can find Duvel Triple Hop in their area.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: The new fish in town - Even though I have a less-than-stellar track record in terms of keeping goldfish alive, when a dear friend announced that she was moving to England and asked me to take her fish, I said OK. I was quick to warn her that goldfish do not tend to live long in my house, hence my nickname, “The Fish Killer.” By Tracy Beckerman, GateHouse News Service columnist.
FRANK MULLIGAN: The 'counting unemployment' industry -- Jobs in the summer tourism industry began to fall off shortly after summer ended. In a related development, jobs in the winter tourism industry are expected to increase once winter begins.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Was cancer always around? -- The researchers concluded that cancer is a man-made disease because of environmental factors. They found it wasn't until the 17th century that writings about surgery for various types of cancer appeared.
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 email@example.com.
SUDOKU: Puzzles 855-889 (November puzzles) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file as well.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Five ways you can celebrate Halloween weekend.
* Localization tip: This file works best if localized, so please insert local Halloween events in the themes in this file or by adding a big local happening.
BOOK NOTES: Benjamin Percy's 'The Wilding' a look at male rites of passage - Some say the loss of greatest consequence for the modern male is the rite of passage. College hazing rituals, the football field, skateboard parks don’t cut it. What’s needed is a confrontation with self at the most basic level. What’s missing is a battle for survival that, once won, better readies the male for all that life throws at him. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann (Mass.) Beacon.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Midterm elections fight to the finish. By Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: How to create a brain-dead zombie – political commercials. By Chris Britt of the Springfield, Ill., State Journal-Register.
MICHELLE TEHEUX: You say you want a revolution? - I recently talked to someone who has a solution to all the negative campaigning (worse this year than ever, in the eyes of fellow journalists and everybody else) and broken campaign promises. “Shoot them," he said, referring to politicians caught lying or otherwise misbehaving. “Once you’ve killed a few of them, they’ll start to catch on.” The problem with that idea (aside from killing people, which I tend to be against) is that we already fought a revolution. From that revolution came our form of government, one that already gives us all the tools we need to keep our politicians honest. By Michelle Teheux, Pekin (Ill.) Daily Times.
WORLD SERIES: Paul Jannace: 2010 World Series:?Not fit for TV? - That sound you heard is Nielsen ratings hitting the floor. Not exactly a sexy match-up with the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers playing for Major League Baseball’s top prize. By Paul Jannace of the Wellsville (N.Y.) Daily Reporter.
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.
HUNTING: The bow hunting club -- Being a bow hunter is a little like being in a club. Bow hunters may have completely different political views. But when it comes to bow hunting, they have a connection like none other. By Paul Heidbreder
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.
National budget 10.27.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget