GateHouse News Service National Budget 9.20.11

GateHouse News Service National Budget 9.20.11

 

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

 

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

AP: GateHouse teams with AP, 40 leading newspapers on mobile ad platform.
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x1408094332/GateHouse-teams-with-AP-40-leading-newspapers-on-mobile-ad-platform

 

WAKE-UP CALL: Is flashing headlights protected by First Amendment?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/story-ideas/x827642034/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-Is-flashing-headlights-protected-by-First-Amendment

 

 

NICHE

 

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: A look toward Week 2 of the Chase
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1406679054/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Chase-report-A-fast-glance-at-week-2

 

HALLOWEEN PAGE: Popular kids costumes, and how to save money on them
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x827637685/Halloween-page-Fright-Night

 

KIDZBUZZ: About George Washington and the Constitution
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x519378878/Weekly-NIE-page-We-the-people

 

HOMECOMING PHOTOS CALLOUT:
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1413022673/Reader-callout-Homecoming-photos

 

RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: "Poly-drug use" disturbing teen trend
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1069117635/Red-Ribbon-Week-Dangers-of-poly-drug-use
-- NOTE: Red Ribbon Week begins Oct. 23

 

FALL GOLF PAGE: A pro's tips on staying in golf shape over the winter
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x462609817/Fall-Winter-Golf-page-Tips-for-staying-in-shape-in-the-offseason

 

PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness
Month
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1158631996/Paint-the-town-Pink-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-section?page=1

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

FAMILY TIME: Baking at home with kids is easier than you think - Weekly family rail, with tips on baking with your children, a review of "Contagion," a money-saving tip and more.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x462623995/Family-Time-Baking-at-home-with-kids-is-easier-than-you-think
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

 

LORETTA LAROCHE: Food can be a curse – and a cure - We get bombarded with messages about food every day. Scientists and food activists at Yale University say we’re living in a toxic food environment. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1804877204/Loretta-LaRoche-Food-can-be-a-curse-and-a-cure

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Plant-based diets -- weekly Food for Thought with a breakdown of plant-based diet options, what's in season for fall, “A Year in the Village of Eternity: The Lifestyle of Longevity in Campodimele, Italy” by Tracey Lawson and more. By GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x371957226/Food-for-Thought-Plant-based-diets

 

REV. TIM SCHENCK: It's important to stretch out of your comfort zone -- What was I doing as the lone male in a yoga class last month? I’m not sure, but there I was in the forward bend position with screaming hamstrings while the soothing voice of the instructor droned on in the background. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1804875157/Rev-Tim-Schenck-Its-important-to-stretch-out-of-your-comfort-zone

 

GARY BROWN: Aye, mateys, it is time for pirate talk -- "Ahoy, me mateys!” linguist Erin McKean posted on a blog at www.wordnik.com. “It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!” Technically, it was on Sept. 19, just as it has been since John Baur and Mark Summers invented the day in 1995. If you say “mateys” today, you’re going to sound slightly silly. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1408093376/Gary-Brown-Aye-mateys-it-is-time-for-pirate-talk

 

DR. JEFF HERSH: Debunking medical myths -- Friends, relatives and even our health care providers have all, over the years, spouted certain "medical facts" we question. Today I will discuss some of these, based on the best information I could find. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1408094500/Dr-Jeff-Hersh-Debunking-medical-myths

 

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Drug shortages are a very real problem -- Most people take for granted the availability of the drugs they require to keep them healthy. But is it possible that at some time, their much needed medications will not be available? The answer is yes. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x827644314/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Drug-shortages-are-a-very-real-problem

 

BACK PAIN TIPS: Jason Shea: Therapy options, exercises for lower back pain   -- The causes can be many, but the result is often the same: pain in the lower back. It doesn't have to be an inevitable circumstance of age, as it can be both preventable and treatable with the proper guidance, training and knowledge. Here are some tips on how to minimize both acute and chronic lower back pain. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x827644401/Jason-Shea-Therapy-options-exercises-for-lower-back-pain

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

MONEYBALL: ‘Moneyball’ role is a whole new ballgame for Jonah Hill - Hill, who’s dramatically slimmer than when he threw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game when he was in Boston to promote last year’s “Get Him to the Greek,” passed through Beantown again last week, this time to make a different sort of pitch – a hard sell for “Moneyball” during a press day at the Four Seasons Hotel. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x827644241/-Moneyball-role-is-a-whole-new-ballgame-for-Jonah-Hill

 

HOT MUSIC: Check out these up-and-coming musicians - Check out three new albums from artists we predict are destined for big things: Gringo Star, Ariel Rubin and Dominant Legs, all performing soon in the Boston area. By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x524588065/Check-out-these-up-and-coming-musicians

 

SPOTTISWOODE REVIEW: Album review: Spottiswoode & His Enemies, ‘Wild Goosechase Expedition’ - Spottiswoode's “Wild Goosechase Expedition” is an ambitious, far-reaching 17-track song cycle that’s ostensibly about a tour gone bad, but can be seen as nothing short of an analogy for life itself. By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1406680504/Album-review-Spottiswoode-His-Enemies-Wild-Goosechase-Expedition

 

BANDANA SPLITS REVIEW: Album review: The Bandana Splits, ‘The Bandana Splits’ - Chock full with sly takes on the aw-gee lyrics of girl groups gone by, The Bandana Splits’ self-titled debut flows over with buoyant harmonies and hand-clapping, shoulder-swaying melodies. By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1408094890/Album-review-The-Bandana-Splits-The-Bandana-Splits

 

GOURDS REVIEW: ‘Old Mad Joy’ from The Gourds deserves your attention -- Whatever you want to call their style, Kevin “Shinyribs” Russell and Jimmy Smith and company have been honing it since 1996 through a relentless tour schedule and 10 studio albums, none of which you’re likely to have heard. “Old Mad Joy” deserves to be the first one that you do. Peter Chianca/ Wicked Local North of Boston
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1406680509/Album-review-Old-Mad-Joy-from-The-Gourds-deserves-your-attention
* Comments idea: Have you heard this band's music? Tell us your thoughts and opinions in the comments field below the story.

 

More in entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

 

 

OPINIONS

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Palestinian statehood bid  -- Granlund on Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian bid for statehood. GHNS *Cape Cod papers may not use.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1408092848/Granlund-cartoon-Palestinian-statehood-bid

 

KENT BUSH: Tim Tebow is NFL’s most scrutinized backup QB -- I hate Tim Tebow. If one or both of my sons ended up like him, I would be one of the proudest fathers to walk the planet. But I hate the kid. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x524587959/Kent-Bush-Tim-Tebow-is-NFL-s-most-scrutinized-backup-QB

 

AMY GEHRT: Republicans are the 'party of life'?  -- At the GOP debate on Sept. 7, another crowd exuberantly greeted news that Texas had executed 234 death row inmates during Gov. Rick Perry’s time in office, “more than any other governor in modern times,” according to NBC’s Brian Williams, who served as co-moderator at the event. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x827644060/Amy-Gehrt-Republicans-are-the-party-of-life
* Poll idea: Answer this question from Wolf Blitzer at the GOP presidential debate: "What do you tell a guy who is sick, goes into a coma and doesn’t have health insurance?"

 

MICHAEL WINSHIP: A decade of memorials, squandered? - We seem to have squandered the solidarity and goodwill amongst ourselves that briefly blossomed after the tragic events of 9/11 — not to mention global support. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post, N.Y.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1408094687/Michael-Winship-A-decade-of-memorials-squandered

 

GARY BROWN: Goodbye Borders, you were a true friend - I paid my respects to an old friend one evening over the weekend. I stood graveside and remembered the good times we spent together. We shared much. An intellectual curiosity about history. A avid interest in sports. A love of art. A passion for writing. From where I lingered at the locked door of Borders, I could see that the lights were on in the closed bookstore, but the shelves were empty, the coffee shop was vacant and the cash registers were silent. By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/books/x524588213/Gary-Brown-Goodbye-Borders-you-were-a-true-friend

 

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

 

 

SPORTS

 

DIAMOND DIRT: Official scorers need to take a class - I have a question for all the official MLB scorers out there. Do you know what an error is? Seriously, it’s annoying when a player bobbles a ball or deflects a line drive and the batter is awarded a hit. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1406680073/Diamond-Dirt-Official-scorers-need-to-take-a-class