GateHouse News Service National Budget
10/19/12
 
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At GHNewsroom

EDITING WORDS: AP style on daylight saving time
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/editing-words/x1272741222/AP-style-on-daylight-saving-time


Niche

KIDZBUZZ: Let's elect a president!
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x346783032/Weekly-NIE-page-KidsBuzz-Electing-a-president

HOLIDAY COOKBOOK: With recipes from the Food Channel for Thanksgiving, Christmas, cookies and food gifts
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2051152183/2012-Holiday-Cookbook-magazine

PFW PAGES: Previews of this weekend's NFL games
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2051151044/PFW-weekly-pages-Week-6-10-17-12

NASCAR PAGE: Drivers who've been lucky and not so much this season
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2051149988/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Lucky-ones

HALLOWEEN PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x153919749/Reader-callout-Halloween-photos

VOTERS GUIDE TEMPLATE: To display your candidate bios and local voting info
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x354108043/Election-2012-Voters-Guide
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Oct. 1


The Street

CONSUMER: 10 best fall beers with no pumpkin
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1224698276/10-Best-Fall-Beers-With-No-Pumpkin

TABLETS: Microsoft Surface RT tablet sells out
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2143896678/Microsoft-Surface-RT-Tablet-Sells-Out

WALL STREET: The five dumbest things on Wall Street this week
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1224698208/The-Five-Dumbest-Things-on-Wall-Street-This-Week-Oct-19

TECH: $249 Google laptop vs. $499+ Windows 8 -- fight!
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1224698166/-249-Google-Laptop-vs-499-Windows-8-Fight
    -- Google drops the neutron bomb: $249 laptop: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1224698034/Google-Drops-the-Neutron-Bomb-249-Laptop

EARNINGS: Microsoft drops as quarter disappoints
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2143896566/Microsoft-Drops-as-Quarter-Disappoints
    -- Google bungle fuels Twitter babble: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1224698032/Google-Bungle-Fuels-Twitter-Babble

AOL: AOL's new mail: 'You've got Alto'
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2143896492/AOLs-New-Email-Youve-Got-Alto

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


News

3RD DEBATE: 5 things to know about the 3rd presidential debate - Here are five things to know about the third debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x2051152335/5-things-to-know-about-the-3rd-presidential-debate


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: 9 tips to protect your rights as a patient -- Weekly Health Watch on knowing your patient rights, the regular screenings women should have and how to know if a sore throat is strep throat. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051151470/Health-Watch-9-tips-to-protect-your-rights-as-a-patient

BREAST CANCER BOOK: Breast cancer survivor Deborah Cornwall cares and shares with new book - After interviews with 86 cancer caregivers and dozens more touched in various ways by the disease, Deborah Cornwall was ready to put her evolving project on paper. A breast cancer survivor herself, Cornwall had spent years contemplating and preparing to write a book unlike anything that existed. By Mary Jane Hanron, Marshfield, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051152485/Breast-cancer-survivor-Deborah-Cornwall-cares-and-shares-with-new-book

HOMEFIX: Safety precautions for wood-burning fireplaces -- Q: I just purchased a home that has a wood-burning fireplace. I was told to have the chimney inspected before building a fire. I'll probably only use the fireplace for aesthetics. Are there any other precautions I should take so I can safely use the fireplace? By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051149966/Homefix-Safety-precautions-for-wood-burning-fireplaces

THE GARDENER WITHIN: Transplant trees and shrubs in cool fall weather -- "The right plant for the right place" is a gardening maxim. For that reason and many others, trees and shrubs sometimes need to be moved. These cool fall days are the time to do it. Plants won't be stressed by heat, and they'll have all winter to develop a new root system and get ready for spring. By Joe Lamp'l, Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051149959/The-Gardener-Within-Transplant-trees-and-shrubs-in-cool-fall-weather

BLOODY PLANTS: Beware: That be dragons in these bloody plants -- If you are a sorcerer, there is only one way to scribe your potions and spells: with ink made of dragon's blood. By Maureen Gilmer, Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051149954/Beware-Thar-be-dragons-in-these-bloody-plants

HOME STYLE: How to pick the bed of your dreams -- After a long day at work, there is no piece of furniture in my entire home that I love more than my bed. By Mary Carol Garrity, Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051149874/Home-Style-How-to-pick-the-bed-of-your-dreams

CANDICE TELLS ALL: Penthouse condo makeover exudes lofty style -- Ana and Mario's home is on the penthouse floor of an older downtown condo building. Their unit has some really great features, including high ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. The fireplace really sold them on this home, but they were having trouble using the large, open space effectively. Their small dining nook made it impossible to host friends and family, and the room's dysfunctional layout hid this condo's untapped potential. By Candice Olson, Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051149879/Candice-Tells-All-Penthouse-condo-makeover-exudes-lofty-style

ASK THE PLUMBER: Consider multi-piece bath in lieu of walk-in shower -- My husband and I are retired, and we're thinking of removing our only bathtub. In its place we want to install a walk-in shower. But friends have said we may lose resale value by taking out the tub. By Ed Del Grande, Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051149929/Ask-the-Plumber-Consider-multi-piece-bath-in-lieu-of-walk-in-shower

LOOKING UP: The Milky Way's 'moons' - The Milky Way Galaxy has its own set of satellites - two relatively small galaxies with irregular shapes and packed with their own stars and presumably planets and, yes, moons. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x2051152226/Looking-Up-The-Milky-Ways-moons

KITCHEN CALL: Pot roast, an American classic - Admission: Until recently I had never cooked a pot roast. I’m sure I’ve only tasted it once or twice in my lifetime, but I can’t remember the occasions. By Linda Bassett
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1890062999/KITCHEN-CALL-Pot-roast-an-American-classic

CAL LORD: Unexpected blessings are God's special deliveries - As I walked through the doors to the warehouse I took a stutter step and almost tripped over my own feet. What I saw made my jaw drop. It looked like something out of Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film. There were two floors visible with a conveyor belt that looked to stretch back and forth, in and out among the stacks of books and gifts. About every ten feet or so was an employee darting from one stack to another grabbing books to fill the boxes that rolled up in front of him or her. As the boxes made their way down to the floor below, they were sealed and labeled through an automated process. By Cal Lord, Norwich, Conn.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2051152789/Cal-Lord-Unexpected-blessings-are-Gods-special-deliveries

More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Entertainment

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Bestselling author Jennifer L. Hart/Jenna McCormick - Browsing book titles, my gaze screeched to a stop at “The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag” cozy mystery series by author Jennifer L. Hart. In this ongoing series, the lead character Maggie is the wife of a former Navy SEAL and adoptive mother of two (one of whom is a 12-year-old growing faster than his common sense) who takes on cleaning jobs to help pay the mounting household bills. Though instead of sweeping dirt under the carpet, Maggie has a knack of uncovering mysteries not everyone else seems to find mysterious. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2051148434/The-Readers-Writers-Bestselling-author-Jennifer-L-Hart-Jenna-McCormick

ALEX CROSS REVIEW: Movie review:  'Alex Cross' is less than thrilling - A tonal, narrative and casting mess from opening credit to final kill shot, “Alex Cross” finds the ubiquitous Tyler Perry replacing Morgan Freeman in the title role for the third film based on James Patterson’s beloved forensic psychologist. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2051152207/Movie-review-Alex-Cross-is-less-than-thrilling
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to give their review of the film.

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN REVIEW: Movie review: 'Somewhere Between' a heartbreaking look at adopted girls - Documentary tells the story of four of the more than 80,000 Chinese girls who’ve found homes in the U.S. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x470407612/Movie-review-Somewhere-Between-a-heartbreaking-look-at-adopted-girls

MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD FEATURE: Mary Elizabeth Winstead goes from scream queen to Oscar buzz - Opening next Friday, Winstead plays Kate, a dazzling, energetic first-grade teacher by day and a fall-down boozer by night in "Smashed." By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x470407620/Mary-Elizabeth-Winstead-goes-from-scream-queen-to-Oscar-buzz

FARR SIDE: Country goes crazy for ‘Gangnam Style’ - Saddle up!  Psy’s about to lasso the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. That’s right – “Gangnam Style” has become a worldwide hit, and now the phenomenon is taking over America.  Yeehaw ... or something like that. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2051152283/The-Farr-Side-Country-goes-crazy-for-Gangnam-Style

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Boy Scouts abuse list. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x2051152947/Granlund-cartoon-Boy-Scouts-abuse-list

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Obama and Romney stuck in the middle. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x2051152323/OMahoney-cartoon-Obama-and-Romney-stuck-in-the-middle

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On Lance Armstrong. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x2051152325/OMahoney-cartoon-On-Lance-Armstrong

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Super PACs vow to field better candidates in 2016 - After months of touting their value and importance to the election process, the independent expenditure only committees, known as super PACs, are suddenly trying distance themselves from the 2012 presidential campaigning. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1890062993/Philip-Maddocks-Super-PACs-vow-to-field-better-candidates-in-2016

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


Business

ERIC P BLOOM: Be the manager and chief problem solver - If companies had no business problems and every employee knew exactly what to do without instruction, then companies wouldn’t need managers. Yes, that’s right, they wouldn’t need us. That said, next time your department has a problem that you must address or an employee needs your assistance, smile inside, from ear to ear, and know that your company needs you. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2051150134/Eric-P-Bloom-Be-the-manager-and-chief-problem-solver

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