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Michael Toeset is off today.
NOTE: Send your breast cancer month stories to the news service through Zope -- we're looking for features and news from across GateHouse during October.
WAKE UP CALL!: What will be the hottest holiday toy?
BEST OF THE DAY: Ask readers for marching band photos
LEDE: Our 2011 leadership class wraps up this week. Watch GHNewsroom.com after 3 p.m. CDT today, as well as on Tuesday and Wednesday, for reports from the sessions by GateHouse trainer Jean Hodges.
VETERANS DAY PAGE: Outward Bound for Veterans program helps troops adjust
VETERANS DAY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1581988158/Reader-callout-Veterans-Day-photos
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: October is Adopt a Shelter Animal Month
WINTER BOOMERS: With tips on traveling in a group tour or going it alone, getting back into the job market and creating holiday decor from what you already have on hand
HALLOWEEN PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x153919749/Reader-callout-Halloween-photos
HALLOWEEN PAGE: This year's popular costume predictions
THANKSGIVING PAGE: Your guide to avoiding holiday disasters
HEALTH WATCH: Cardio workout -- weekly Health Watch with how to start a cardio workout plan, the supply of flu vaccines, the risks of slightly high blood pressure and more. By GHNS
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Don't diagnose yourself on the Internet -- Studies have shown that the majority of medical information on most websites is incorrect. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine shows how unreliable online medical information can be. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
BREAST CANCER: Wife, mother lost to breast cancer remembered for 'strong will' -- If anyone could put up a fight, it was Sharon Rizzo. She lived most of her life in East Rochester, N.Y., and passed away on Sept. 23. She was born in Batavia, N.Y., and spent part of her childhood in Scottsville before she moved to East Rochester, where she would meet her future husband Tony in high school. They settled in a home on Woodbine Avenue, where their two children grew up. By Bethany Young, Messenger Post Canadaigua, N.Y.
BREAST CANCER: Survivor's reminder: You're not alone -- No woman wants to make the decisions that Karen Bertrand was forced to make about post-cancer breast reconstruction. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, Bertrand of Penfield, N.Y., had to decide whether to live without her breasts. “That was something I knew I didn’t want to do,” she said. By Bethany Young, Messenger Post, Canadaigua, N.Y.
RECIPE CONTEST: Move over Martha: You, too, can get creative in the kitchen -- Whether you are shortcut-minded or timid in the kitchen, Martha White muffin mixes make baking easy on the cook. The pre-mixed pouches are handy pantry staples and can be turned into an endless variety of baked goods. By Jennifer Mastroianni/Canton (Ohio) Repository
JIM HILLIBISH: Food-history book comes with heaping side of humor -- My judge of a food-history book: If it makes me starving, it’s a hit. Rebecca Rupp’s new oddball food book, “How Carrots Won the Trojan War,” will not blow up your diet. You’ll lose poundage laughing at it. By Jim Hillibish/Canton (Ohio) Repository
SHOESTRING LIVING: Slow cooker is easy and cheap -- Once fall and winter hit, I’m ready for cold-weather cooking. For me, that means roasting, braising, stewing and my all-time favorite tool for simple and inexpensive cooking: the slow cooker. This cooking vessel is something I just plain can’t live without due to its “fix and forget it” perfection and the endless possibilities it offers in terms of flavor. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS columnist
JEFF VRABEL: Ghosts schmosts -- We have been talking a lot in the house lately about ghosts, because it seems to be the time of year for it and our house contains a 7-year-old boy, and 7 has been proven to the be the most Awesome Age for Ghost Stories. By Jeff Vrabel, GHS columnist
DAVID ROBSON: Don't fall behind this fall -- We’re caught in the in-between period. There are things that could be done in the yard and garden, and there are things that it’s too early to do. By David Robson, Springfield, Ill., State Journal-Register
KENT BUSH: 'Stuff Christians Like' blogger serious about religious humor -- If non-Christians make fun of the church, you get a significant reaction. But Jon Acuff has gotten away with it because he has “church cred.” By Kent Bush, Augusta (Kan.) Gazette
More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
JOHN LENNON: New book on John Lennon clarifies myths, inaccuracies -- Tim Riley describes himself as a devoted Beatles fan whom the band first won over when, as a 10-year-old, he saw the film “Let It Be.” By Margaret Smith, Wicked Local
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
BRITT CARTOON: Herman Cain's '9-9-9' plan -- Chris Britt on Herman Cain's 9-9-9 economic plan. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
EDITORIAL: Few jobs in GOP jobs bill -- President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill won a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but it didn’t win the 60 votes necessary to break a Republican filibuster. Whatever the bill's several failings, it would actually have created some jobs. The MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
EDITORIAL: NFL players don pink for 'A Crucial Catch' -- When you settle in this month to watch an NFL game, don't be concerned if it appears the color control on your TV is somewhat out of sync. It won't be your imagination; the players and coaches will indeed be wearing pink. The MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
EDITORIAL: We can't afford not to think pink -- Breast cancer gets a big spotlight each October, its high profile signified by the ubiquitous pink. The scope and high incidence of the disease makes that high profile important, to raise funds, awareness — and spirits. By Messenger Post, Canadaigua, N.Y.
EDITORIAL: New voices rise in protest -- The ascendant Occupy Wall Street movement is enjoying that special honeymoon that comes between tapping into wildly felt angst and spelling out specific plans to relieve it. By MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, Mass.
RICK HOLMES: Listen to the 99 percenters -- Don't be fooled by those who say the 99 percenters have nothing to say. They haven't been listening, and they don't want you to listen, either. What is just getting started is the most important movement since, well, the tea party. Pay attention –– or better yet, join the conversation. The MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
KEVIN FRISCH: Why not a Mormon in the White House? -- We’ve had Episcopalian, Baptist, Quaker, Methodist, Congregationalist, Presbyterian, even Unitarian presidents. A Mormon couldn't do any worse. In either case, religion should have nothing to do with it. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
GREG ALLEN: Our country's citizens have always stood up for freedom -- Who were we before we became Americans in 1776? We were just a bunch of dumb hayseed colonists, squatters, peasants with pitchforks to King George III. By Greg Allen, GHNS columnist
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
GREG ZYLA: American Motors history in a nutshell -- I am an AMC fan and want to know the actual date when American Motors was formed. I am retired and don't run a computer, but I told my friends it happened in 1954 and they say it was later than that. Who is correct? By Greg Zyla, GHNS columnist
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SILVIO CALABI: Jeep Wrangler Sahara: An icon with limits -- The passenger-side grab bar on Jeep’s 2012 Wrangler Sahara is embossed “Since 1941.” If your grasp of history stops at last year’s Super Bowl, know that this refers to Jeep’s debut as a small, nimble scout car for the U.S. Army in the Second World War. The first Jeep proved so tough and useful that in 1945, after the war’s end, a civilian version appeared. This was the humble progenitor of today’s SUVs, including such then-unimaginable vehicles as the Range Rover, the Humvee and Mercedes-Benz’s G550, which this blocky, upright four-door Wrangler somewhat resembles. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS columnist
AUTO BITS: Teach teens to drive safely -- Weekly auto rail, with teen driving tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
GEORGE LITTLE: Hit them with your best shot -- Make the first shot you take count. By George Little, Springfield, Ill., State Journal-Register
OAK DUKE: Whitetail Breeding Nucleus time is feast, famine -- What is a "Whitetail Breeding Nucleus" as it relates to deer behavior? During the end of what has been described as the pre-rut, bucks that had lived in bachelor groups throughout the spring and summer begin to hang around the females of the species as a prelude to estrus. By Oak Duke, Wellsville (N.Y.) Daily Reporter
More in NASCAR and NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
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