GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 9/21/10 editions
 
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Notes

WAKE UP CALL!: What's with the weather this week?

FOUR THINGS: What you need to know about the redesigned October Family (note this story was posted in Zope's new Highlight List format)


Niche

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

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Chase report

WEEKLY NIE PAGE: Totem poles tell stories

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PAGE: Network of support


Lifestyles

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Line of defense for dairy products - Weekly food rail, with tips on buying and storing dairy, an end-of-summer salad recipe and more.

FAMILY TIME: How to protect children with autism from bullying - Weekly family rail, with tips on protecting kids from bullies, a review of “Easy A” and more.

HAND TO HEART: Procedure more comfortable for patients -- Doctors more often are using a catheterization procedure that uses a vein in the wrist rather than the groin.

GARY BROWN: Can today’s computers generate a better school project? - I don’t want to sound like an angry old guy remembering better term papers in his day, but I think that writing school reports in the days before computer research required more effort.

PETER COSTA: Making small talk - I am good at small talk. I’m not referring to conversation openers like, “How about that game last night?” but literally talk with small things – like my pug dog Grace.

JENNIFER DAVIS: Extra virgin olive oil doesn't meet 'extra virgin' standards -- Knowing your olive oil is critical, particularly on the heels of a recent University of California-Davis study that found 69 percent of imported oils and 10 percent of California oils branded as ‘extra virgin’ did not meet that standard.


Entertainment

MOVIE SEQUELS: Imagining a 'part two' for movies that never had a sequel - They're doing a sequel to "Wall Street" 23 years after the first film. Here are some possibilities for some of our other favorite movie characters. By SJR staff.


Opinions  

GRANLUND CARTOON: Is genetically altered salmon safe?

BRITT CARTOON: Christine O'Donnell dabbles in more witchcraft.

EDITORIAL: Fidel Castro recognizes reality at last - Is Fidel Castro getting introspective in his old age, pondering the road not taken and all of the might-have-been moments had he not spent a half-century presiding over a "worker's paradise" that can barely feed its people or keep the electricity on? By The Journal Star.

KENT BUSH: Does Christine O’Donnell have credibility on any real issues? - The Christine O'Donnell story in Delaware raises a lot of questions. But the biggest question is how this woman spent so much time on television before beginning her political career.

KEVIN FRISCH: On the right, no room for different drummers - Conservative commentators and lawmakers often speak largely with one voice. Last week, we saw a couple of exceptions that prove the rule.

AMY GEHRT: The Great Recession has ended, but still “very real” -- It may not seem like it, but the Great Recession is officially over. In fact, a panel of academic economists says it actually ended back in June 2009.

BENJAMIN WACHS: The conspiracy we’re missing -- This conspiracy's real: An honest-to-God set of shadowy, unaccountable government organizations screwing things up for the rest of us — with no fix in sight.

JERRY MOORE: Nope, can’t say I ever had a 'swirly' -- Good-natured ribbing is common among young people, and it’s also a rite of passage for high school students. As long as it doesn’t turn mean or harmful, I don’t have any problems with hazing.


Business

CHECKOUT LANE: Crop-sharing programs a great way to find fresh produce - If you're looking to eat locally grown vegetables, you might consider shopping at a farm that sells weekly shares of its harvested crop. Members of these “community-supported agriculture” programs pay a fee at the beginning of the year for a selection of produce to be picked up each week of the crop season - typically from June through October. By Ashlee Fairey.
* Localization tip: If you have community farms in your area, swap out their info for the farms mentioned here, and add their quotes as well.

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.