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9/15/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

POLL QUESTION IDEA: What do you think of women cursing in the workplace?

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Niche

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 2 looks at the NFL, Bears, N.Y. teams and Chiefs

NASCAR PAGE: The 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup

HOMECOMING PHOTOS CALLOUT

RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: "Poly-drug use" disturbing teen trend

FALL GOLF PAGE: A pro's tips on staying in golf shape over the winter

PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Lifestyles

RELIGION NEWS: Clergy Beyond Borders tours after 9/11 anniversary -- weekly Religion News with items on Clergy Beyond Borders, "Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a Week" by Joel Osteen and more. By GHNS

DAN SEABORN: In marriage, assign household chores  --- It's great how couples are working better as a team to accomplish all the tasks in their life, but understand it might get a little untidy at times. Like everything in marriage, you need to communicate openly and unclutter the areas that get muddled so there's a clear pathway to accomplish your goals. Dan Seaborn is a non-denominational Christian Evangelist. Holland Sentinel (Mich.)

REV. ED SCHNEIDER: Revolutionary fever may overwhelm Syria next -- First Egypt, then Libya. Beloved, I am fairly confident Syria's aggressively violent and dictatorial rule against its own under-privileged and those who are at the top of the intellectual population is probably next to fall. Oak Ridger (Tenn.)

TASTE OF TRAVEL: On Lake Coeur d’Alene - Luxurious and immaculate pair well with a glass of Benton Lane 2008 Estate Grown Pinot Noir made with grapes from Willamette Valley in Oregon. There are few places in North Idaho where one can spend an ultra-luxurious vacation sipping on sumptuous wines made from nearby vineyards, wines personally selected by Sommelier Eric Cook, while at the same time dining on Dungeness crab cakes and bison carpaccio -- and viewing sailboats and cruisers that glide along Lake Coeur d’Alene. This is just one amazing aspect of an evening at Coeur d'Alene Resort, where executive suites face the beauty of the lake and mountains beyond. By Charlene Peters, Marblehead, Mass.

50 DISHES BY 50: Giada’s Lamb Chops, Beef Wellington, Grilled Grapes  -- So for my “50 Dishes by 50” quest, I decided to have another go at lamb. I made it myself, and here’s what I discovered: Lamb chops are a whole lot different than leg of lamb. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton Ohio Repository

RECIPE: White Wine Sausage Bath  -- A sausage bath? Indeed. This is trendy culinary-ese for simmering Italian sausage in a white wine bath. So say the folks at Johnsonville, makers of sausages and brats, anyway. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton Ohio Repository


Entertainment

STAY TUNED: 'Revenge' is a dish best served in the Hamptons - “This is not a story about forgiveness,” Emily Thorne tells us in the opening scenes of the new series “Revenge.” Not exactly a surprising piece of narrative information given the show's title, but “Revenge” is a promising new addition to the fall schedule. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.

NEW MOVIES: 'I Don't Know How She Does It,' 'Drive' and other movies opening this week. Capsules of this week’s new movies. By Alex Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans which of these movies they want to see most.

FARR SIDE: Adele continues to set standards - It’s refreshing that, even with computer-enhancements some deem necessary, an artist can still be recognized for her true voice. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.


Opinions

BRITT CARTOON: Tea party audience is laughing about what? By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.

O’MAHONEY CARTOON: Money problems could be worse. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.

EDITORIAL: New report shows poverty growing in America -- The Census Bureau reported Sept. 13 that 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty in 2010, the highest number since the government began counting 52 years ago. That works out to be 15.1 percent of the population, the highest proportion since 1993. The MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)

EDITORIAL: Irene disaster funds shouldn’t be tied to spending reductions -- But Reed agrees with House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s contention that any disaster spending should be offset by budget cuts elsewhere. New York and other states need money to clean up and rebuild now — not whenever Washington politicians are done with their brinkmanship and horse-trading. Messenger Post (N.Y.)

KENT BUSH: Football season is back -- One thing they all have in common is that they are glad football season is back. After a long summer full of news of natural disasters, wars and bad economies, it’s nice to have something to divert our attention for a few hours a week. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)

GREG ALLEN: Football isn’t just a game for some - For those who live and breathe football it's best to envision the game as a mirage that’ll dissipate, and then what will be of importance when the lights dim? By Greg Allen, GHNS columnist.

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Eric Cantor is mean, ornery and just plain wrong - Eric Cantor’s ideological purity overrules common sense — not to mention heart. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post, N.Y.

JERRY MOORE: Could our founders have been a bunch of commies? - Just because someone promotes a view you don’t like doesn’t make that person a communist. The U.S. Constitution is filled with ideas that sound like they came from dedicated pinkos — but they didn’t. By Jerry Moore, Chicago Suburban.


Business

BIZ BITS: Tips to kick-start your career - Weekly business rail, with tips to kick-start your career, a BBB warning about buy-back offers and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

MAKING CENTS: Not having life insurance can be a bad idea - If you have no group insurance, and have dependents, it is irresponsible not to own life insurance. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.

CHECKOUT LANE: Don't take your mattress decision lightly - Finding a new mattress is all about comfort - and how much you're willing to pay for a good night of sleep. Wayne Warmington, owner of Wayne's Sleep Shop in Abington, Mass., said the old belief about the benefit of a hard mattress isn't necessarily true. Side sleepers are best served by cushier, pillow-top models, he said, because they reduce the pressure points that lead to shoulder pain and tossing and turning. By Alex Spanko, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tip: Talk to local mattress experts and add or swap out their quotes and tips.


Sports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: Don’t give up on Georgia and Notre Dame - Just two weeks into the season, there remain a mere seven winless teams from the 67 schools - the six major conferences plus Notre Dame - which make up the BCS. Some of them, like Duke, Indiana and Colorado, are indeed in trouble, headed for beatings on a regular basis. But that’s not the case for the Bulldogs and Fighting Irish. Both are good teams that are among the very few to have played good opposition both weeks of the season to date. By Eric Avidon, MetroWest, Mass.

DIAMOND DIRT: Instant replay in baseball? No thanks - Instant replay is great. It sure does make hockey exciting to see if a player was in the crease or not, and it can definitely put football fans on the edge of their seats. But instant replay in baseball? No thank you. It’s great for fans watching on TV, it’s great for those awesome moments that look good in slow motion, but to halt the game just to see if a ball was fair or foul on a home run is ridiculous. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.

GEORGE LITTLE: Hunters are optimistic people by nature  -- Those of us who search for fish, fowl and other game are world-class optimists. We buy rain suits hoping it will rain because some old-timer told us the bass bite better when it’s pouring. Waterfowl hunters become more optimistic the worse the weather gets. State Journal-Register (Ill.)