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9/23/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: New study shows drop in uninsured young adults
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/wakeupcall/x985870943/Fridays-Wake-Up-Call-A-new-study-shows-drop-in-uninsured-young-adults

Q&A: How Patriot Ledger (Mass.) scored excerpts of Casey Anthony book
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x1836044339/Q-A-on-exclusive-Casey-Anthony-book-excerpt

POLL QUESTION IDEA: Should Facebook be used in college admissions?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/poll-ideas/x110334404/Poll-idea-Should-Facebook-be-used-in-college-admissions


Niche

WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: About harvest and hunter's moons
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x789273010/Weekly-NIE-page-Autumn-moons

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Week 3 looks at the Bears, Chiefs and New York teams, as well as the entire league
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1836043635/Pro-Football-Weekly-NFL-pages-Week-3

FALL HEALTHY LIVING: Ways to avoid concussions in youth sports, fitness and diet plans to help stave off holiday weight gain and 5 tips on finding a doctor
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x827645121/Fall-Healthy-Living-Magazine-Hurting-Heads

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

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

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

FLU SEASON: What you need to know about flu season -- The influenza season officially starts in October, and it can last until May. Public health officials are already working hard to get the word out about vaccinations. The message: Everybody should get a flu shot. Ann Pierceall/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x155119268/What-you-need-to-know-about-flu-season

WATER SKIING: Water ski champ balances kids and winning -- The 33-year-old fourth-grade teacher combined high scores in three separate events –– trick skiing, slalom skiing and the jump event –– to repeat as national champion in the 25- to 35-year-old bracket. Julie Kaiser/ The State Journal-Register
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1987954684/Water-ski-champ-balances-kids-and-winning

LOOKING UP: Stars are far, by any measure - OK, make that 25 million light years. It’s still a long way to go and it is yet amazing that a light shining that far away is visible from my backyard deck. Karl J. Runge was thoughtful to point out that a reference in the last column to the galaxy M101, where the supernova is blowing its top, isn’t 250 million light years away, but only about 25 million. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x387122787/Looking-Up-Stars-are-far-by-any-measure

JIM HILLIBISH: Looks like a big avocado harvest -- There are times when avocados reach $2 each in stores. Then the new crop arrives from California, and they’re half price. We must admire the unflappable avocado farmers. Their trees can produce 500 fruits each, a gold mine. Then next season, they get a scant crop of a few dozen a tree. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1987954991/Jim-Hillibish-Looks-like-a-big-avocado-harvest
* Callout idea: Send us your favorite avocado recipes.

RECIPE: Chase away dreary fall days with meatball soup -- It’s an example of how simplicity benefits flavors. The soup is small meatballs, beef broth and acini di pene, the classic, barley-like soup pasta. This is no wimpy appetizer soup. It’s main course all the way. Jim Hillibish, Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x155119625/Jim-Hillibish-Chase-away-dreary-fall-days-with-meatball-soup

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


Entertainment

DVDS: Will Pfeifer: Cartoon Network's 'Adventure Time,' BBC's 'The Hour' -- Let’s be honest. Kid’s TV is at its best when it’s at its weirdest. I grooved on the strangeness of “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” during my college days, but even as a child I somehow sensed the unsettling undertones of the supposedly innocent shows of my long-ago childhood. Rockford Register Star (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1987954752/Will-Pfeifer-Cartoon-Networks-Adventure-Time-BBCs-The-Hour

CHRISTIAN BOOK: 4 things to know about “Strong and Courageous” -- The biblical figure Joshua is the book’s inspiration. Vande Streek said he wanted to author the devotional after hearing a sermon on Joshua a few years ago. Alan Babbitt/ The Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/books/x1987954913/4-things-to-know-about-Strong-and-Courageous

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers' Writers: Author Sacha Z. Scoblic - Elegance in artistry begins with a block of stone from which the sculptor uncovers the beauty contained within. Such is the life of Sacha Z. Scoblic – with one exception. Sacha started as elegance, drank her grace to stone and ultimately chiseled her way back to sobriety and a life filled with potential and happiness. Like many people, Sacha is an alcoholic. Where most stories end with the commitment to sobriety, Sacha’s begins. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x524588278/The-Readers-Writers-Author-Sacha-Z-Scoblic

KILLER ELITE REVIEW: Movie review: 'Killer Elite' a predictable cat-and-mouse thriller - Jason Statham does action-hero well. It’s usually the script that fails him. And that’s no different here in “Killer Elite.” By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x110336240/Movie-review-Killer-Elite-a-predictable-cat-and-mouse-thriller
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to review the movie if they’ve seen it.

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Rick Perry and Mitt Romney clash. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x155119250/Granlund-cartoon-Rick-Perry-and-Mitt-Romney-clash

CONROY CARTOON: Economy so bad, robots getting laid off. By Bob Conroy, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1936752314/Conroy-cartoon-Economy-so-bad-robots-getting-laid-off

BRITT CARTOON: SpongeBob makes kids stupid? By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x438806783/Britt-cartoon-SpongeBob-makes-kids-stupid

EDITORIAL: A lot riding on Mahmoud Abbas’ bid at U.N. - There is a timeliness to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations gambit this week that should not be lost on any American. By Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x985875399/Editorial-A-lot-riding-on-Mahmoud-Abbas-bid-at-U-N

PHILIP MADDOCKS: After watching presidential debates, apes refuse to believe man evolved from them - During a vacation stop in South Carolina on Friday, apes continued to voice their refusal to accept the theory that man evolved from them, telling reporters that after watching the recent presidential debates, they "can no longer abide the idea of evolution.” By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x834505006/Philip-Maddocks-After-watching-presidential-debates-apes-refuse-to-believe-man-evolved-from-them

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


Business

ERIC P. BLOOM: The volunteer manager - Imagine that tomorrow your boss at work came into your office and said that because your personal goals are aligned with company goals and because you enjoy the people you work with, that they are no longer going to pay you and that you should start working for free, and of course have the same energy, creativity and enthusiasm. What would you say?  Well, that’s what you ask of volunteers on an ongoing basis. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1406680103/Eric-P-Bloom-The-volunteer-manager

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