GateHouse News Service National Budget
9/5/12
 
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At GHNewsroom:

BEST OF THE DAY: Video captures beauty of flight
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x2131920608/Best-of-the-Day-Video-captures-beauty-of-flight-9-4-12

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x2131920718/Best-GateHouse-photos-of-the-week-August-29-September-4-2012


Niche

NASCAR PAGE: Drivers who are peaking at the right time
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2130009973/Weekly-Nascar-page-Time-to-shine

PAINT IT ALL PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2131919993/Pink-2012-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-sections
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 31

KIDZBUZZ: Grandparents Day
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1696840564/Weekly-NIE-Page-Grandparents-Day

SEPTEMBER CALLOUTS:
    -- Bucket list: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1721572937/Reader-callout-Your-bucket-list
    -- Homecoming photos: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1413022673/Reader-callout-Homecoming-photos

READERS CHOICE SECTION TEMPLATES: For ballot sections/pages and a winners section/certificate
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1789230819/Readers-Choice-templates


The Street

TECH: Apple iPhone 5 launch may pop telecom dividend bubble
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1681146535/Apple-iPhone-5-Launch-May-Pop-Telecom-Dividend-Bubble

CONSUMER: The best beer pubs in all 50 states (and D.C.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x326766632/The-Best-Beer-Pubs-in-All-50-States-and-D-C

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

LOST IN SUBURBIA: Get a whiff of this - Having been a dog owner, I get that dog’s like to stick their noses in inappropriate places. Of course, what’s inappropriate to you and me is considerably different than what’s inappropriate to a dog. Their sense of smell is their most sensitive sense and they use it to sniff out the world around them, even and especially if that part of the world happens to be someplace on you that you’d rather not have sniffed. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1789232962/Lost-in-Suburbia-Get-a-whiff-of-this

DOG STARS: Dogs go from being strays to stars - A big terrier-mix stray ended up in a rural Tennessee shelter, where employees who liked the sandy-colored dog named her Porky. They tried very hard to find her a permanent home, but no one adopted her. By Linda Wilson Fuoco, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2130009987/Dogs-go-from-being-strays-to-stars

INTERIORS: Getting a good night's sleep doesn't have to be a dream - So how are you sleeping these days? Do you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day -- or are your muscles sore, your back aching or your neck just not feeling right? By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2130009989/Interiors-Getting-a-good-nights-sleep-doesnt-have-to-be-a-dream

BUTTONED UP: Social media can help you achieve more goals - Sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 4, marked the start of the official return to normal schedules after the free-form summer months and turns our attention to the lingering, yet-to-be-attained goals we set months before. By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2130009991/Buttoned-Up-Social-media-can-help-you-achieve-more-goals

TREASURES: A German stein - I am sending pictures of a German stein that I have owned for many years. My late husband and I antiqued a lot, and I cannot remember where we got it, but I have always wanted to know more about it. I am hoping you can tell me the history and the maker and if it is worth anything. It is 6-1/2 inches tall and is marked, but I cannot read it. I can see the numbers "727" and "09," but little else. Any information would be appreciated. By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2130009996/Treasures-A-German-stein

HOMEFIX: Lab test can confirm presence of asbestos - Q: Our home has old linoleum in the kitchen and hall that I would like to remove and replace, or, if the floor is decent, refinish the wood. What are the dangers of asbestos? We've lived here 33 years plus, so who knows how old it is. By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2130009998/Homefix-Lab-test-can-confirm-presence-of-asbestos

MADE IN AMERICA: Buyers look for 'made in America' in home décor - When Rita Christian was a little girl, her father was such a proponent of American-made products that she remembers him checking labels on items before he bought them. Her dad was the product of a different era, but the more Christian thinks about it, the more she thinks he had the right idea. By Stacey Wiedower, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2130010004/Buyers-look-for-made-in-America-in-home-decor

101 IDEAS: 101 Ideas: A greener bathroom - Bathrooms are among the easier rooms in which to go green. Changing out fixtures manufactured before the water-conservation mandates of 1994 will immediately ease your bathroom's impact on the environment (and your wallet). As consumer demand for green products has grown, manufacturers today are offering more recycled and sustainable options. By HGTV/Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x2130010006/101-Ideas-A-greener-bathroom

TRADING POST: Bell pepper recipes - Bell peppers have a mild, sweet flavor and crisp, juicy flesh. Because they come in a variety of colors – light and dark green, yellow, orange, purple, brown and black – they can create visual interest in dishes in addition to adding sweetness and crunch. By Kathryn Rem, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1547504352/Trading-Post-Bell-pepper-recipes

KATHRYN REM: A tour of the Wienermobile - Since I was a kid, I’ve wondered what it was like inside Oscar Mayer’s iconic Wienermobile. So when the 7-ton orange hot dog-on-wheels was parked at the Illinois State Fair last month, I made it my mission to find out. By Kathryn Rem, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1547504360/Kathryn-Rem-A-tour-of-the-Wienermobile

STEVIA: Stevia sweetener is the new kid on the block - It was 2008 when the federal Food and Drug Administration OK'd the plant derivative as a food additive. Since then, a host of stevia products – Truvia, SweetLeaf, C&H Light and others – have flooded the market. It’s available in granular and liquid form. By Kathryn Rem, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1547504365/Stevia-sweetener-is-the-new-kid-on-the-block

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


Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include watching NFL football, seeing a new movie like “The Words,” celebrating Grandparents Day and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2130009965/5-Things-to-Do-This-Weekend-Sept-7-9
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for any local events; do a poll asking fans at which pub or sports bar they prefer to watch football games; list any Trekkie events; and list any 9/11 events.

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Final lap of the 2012 race. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x2130010103/Granlund-cartoon-Final-lap-of-the-2012-race

GRANLUND CARTOON: Are you better off now than 4 years ago? By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x69966598/Granlund-cartoon-Are-you-better-off-now-than-4-years-ago

KENT BUSH: The other guys aren't always wrong - You can survive political season and still actually like your friends if you are willing to understand that they actually mean well when they are mindlessly repost garbage and spout opinions based on ignorance and fueled by deception. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x69966447/Kent-Bush-The-other-guys-arent-always-wrong

EDITORIAL: When facts don't matter - As any old distance runner knows, it's remarkable how much faster you can get as the years pass. A 4:05 mile might become four flat, especially after you've downed a few at a track reunion. But deep inside, no real distance runner ever forgets a time. That's especially true in a marathon, which requires too much effort not to leave an enduring impression. That's why some are making such a big deal of exercise maniac and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's assertion that he ran his only marathon in "two hour(s) and 50 something," when in fact it took him more than four hours, which is a world of difference. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x1298138702/Editorial-When-facts-dont-matter

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


Business

BIZ BITS: Make the most of your money when it comes to estate planning - Weekly business rail, with estate-planning tips, BBB advice on donating after a storm, and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2131920002/Biz-Bits-Make-the-most-of-your-money-when-it-comes-to-estate-planning
* 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.

DAVE RAMSEY: Buy leased car or turn it in? - Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on leasing a car and marrying a person who’s deeply in debt. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x938527724/Dave-Ramsey-Buy-leased-car-or-turn-it-in

DEAR MONTY: Participating in the foreclosure market - Reader question: Monty, I found a home I loved, but it was under contract. The market seems more competitive, but I have a decent real estate agent. Because the market seems tougher, I wonder how to get into the foreclosure market. If you have any advice here, I will appreciate your thoughts. By Richard Montgomery, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2130009959/Dear-Monty-Participating-in-the-foreclosure-market

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


Sports

FANTASY FOOTBALL: Let the uncertainty begin - So you’ve drafted your team, you’re confident and ready to start your quest for a fantasy championship. Hope springs eternal and it all seems possible to be your league’s champion. There’s just one problem. The matchups for a bundle of your players aren’t too pleasing. By Joey Baskerville, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/sports/x938528044/Fantasy-football-Let-the-uncertainty-begin

More in NASCAR and NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports