GateHouse News Service National Budget
11/4/11
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset is out of the office today


On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Is your 12-year-old on Facebook?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x178196130/Fridays-Wake-Up-Call-Is-your-12-year-old-on-Facebook

VIDEO WEBINAR: Register now for video storytelling session
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x178196044/Register-now-for-video-storytelling-webinar

BEST OF THE DAY: Fun with ASFs in Arkansas
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x178195690/Best-of-the-day-Fun-with-ASFs-in-Arkansas-11-4-11


Niche

KIDZBUZZ PAGE: About the armed forces for Veterans Day
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x329157681/Weekly-NIE-page-Veterans-Day

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: A look at Week 9
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x189903757/Pro-Football-Weekly-NFL-pages-Week-9

WHAT YOU HUNTED CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x671084385/Reader-callout-What-you-hunted

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS PAGE: How to make a gift's wrapping special, meaningful or fun to get into
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x213520939/Last-Minute-Gift-Ideas-Page-Thats-a-Wrap

PEARL HARBOR DAY PAGE: The 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1769235600/Pearl-Harbor-page-That-infamous-date

HOLIDAY COOKBOOK: Recipes for holiday brunch, desserts, and Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x319048606/2011-Holiday-Cookbook-magazine

THANKSGIVING CALLOUT: What are you thankful for?
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1606481076/Reader-callout-Thanksgiving-Day-stories

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Ideas for the fitness buff, foodie, furry friend or techie in your life, as well as tips on homemade and charitable gifts
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1199432827/Gift-Guide-Holiday-2011-magazine

VETERANS DAY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1581988158/Reader-callout-Veterans-Day-photos


Lifestyles

100 YEARS CHEVY: Dennis Volkert: 100-year Chevrolution -- Chevrolet turned 100 this week. I’m sure we all remember the newsreels showing President William H. Taft driving his 1911 Corvette, towing an oversized bathtub. Dennis Volkert/Sturgis Journal (Mich.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2128841999/Dennis-Volkert-100-year-Chevrolution

VERTICAL GARDENS: Trellises help a garden go vertical -- Space-strapped gardeners learned long ago how to make more room for vegetables: grow up. Ingenious trellises and stacked garden beds can squeeze more food out of less space. Debbie Arrington/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1842465820/Trellises-help-a-garden-go-vertical

HISTORIC HOUSE: Restoring a Greek Revival house -- If he's not designing buildings or playing the accordion, Keith Cochran is lavishing attention on restoring a Greek Revival house in Lawrenceville, Pa. Marylynne Pitz/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1234468999/Restoring-a-Greek-Revival-house

ASK THE PLUMBER: Rain showerheads make a comeback -- We're planning a gut job of our present bathroom and have heard that we should install a "rain" type of showerhead for the shower stall. Can you please explain the difference between a regular showerhead and a rain showerhead? Thanks; this will help us decide.  Ed Del Grande/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x669412318/Ask-the-Plumber-Rain-showerheads-make-a-comeback

HOMEFIX: A/C tonnage refers to cooling capacity, not unit weight -- I want to take advantage of the cooler weather and upgrade our older air conditioner with a more efficient model. The salesman recommended we upgrade to a 4-ton unit because we have added a bedroom and bathroom. Dwight Barnett/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1461849359/HomeFix-A-C-tonnage-refers-to-cooling-capacity-not-unit-weight

INTERIORS: Decorate Thanksgiving tables with seasonal colors -- Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Whether you're planning a small, intimate dinner or a huge gathering of family and friends, the perfect table must be set. Rosemary Sadez Friedmann/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1234469048/Interiors-Decorate-Thanksgiving-tables-with-seasonal-colors

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: The good thing about an early grave - I’m 57 and I think it’s a great idea to buy your grave ahead of time. Family members would be freed from the burden of decisions and I’d get what I want. I imagined how my granite stone, engraved with a pithy saying, would greet passersby forevermore. I even mulled over favorite songs for my future memorial service. But when I brought this up to my family, they poured a bucket of cold water over my graveyard gusto. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1138517066/Suzette-Martinez-Standring-The-good-thing-about-an-early-grave

ABOUT SPACE: Stars out early thanks to clock change - Sunday morning we go through the seasonal ritual of changing the clocks. Be sure to get up from bed at 2 a.m. and turn all your clocks back one hour to 1! Yes, you can do that before turning in, but then you will miss the early-morning sky. The wonderful constellation Orion will be high in the southeast, and brilliant Sirius will be shining to the lower left. You will have a preview of winter to behold, minus the snow and bitter cold! By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1760394151/About-Space-Stars-out-early-thanks-to-clock-change
* Ask readers what they do with their extra hour. Sleep? Stargaze? Party?

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


Entertainment

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers' Writers: Award-winning author Marilyn Brant - On Nov. 29, Marilyn Brant's novel "A Summer in Europe" will be released. Once again the author delves into the world of a woman unaware of what she really wants and needs out of life, until a summer in Europe sets her spirit free to take the chances and risks she has subdued and banished to the forgotten recesses of her mind. "A Summer in Europe" is a love story told with grace, humor, and the finesse established and new Marilyn Brant readers will enjoy for years to come. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1321417761/The-Readers-Writers-Award-winning-author-Marilyn-Brant
* Localization: Ask readers if they’re fans of Marilyn Brant and if so, what they’d want to ask her.

‘TOWER HEIST’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Tower Heist' is lowbrow in a high-rise - Time to call 911. "Hello, officer, I'd like to report a crime against humanity. It's called 'Tower Heist,' a film so unfunny that moviegoers will feel like they've been robbed of their time and money." The film commits its most heinous offense by wasting a talented cast. Its victims include Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, Michael Pena, Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe and Judd Hirsch. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1461850316/Movie-review-Tower-Heist-is-lowbrow-in-a-high-rise
* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they thought the movie was as bad as Bob says it is.

MOVIE REVIEW: Harold and Kumar up to their usual raunchy hijinks -- In fact, there aren’t many faiths or races that are off-limits in director Todd Strauss-Schulson’s “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” an unwieldy title for a third entry in a series that has embraced excess of almost any form. Brent Michel/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x669413761/Movie-review-Harold-and-Kumar-up-to-their-usual-raunchy-hijinks

MOVIE MAN: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and the end of the world -- The DVD-on-demand division of Warner Bros., Warner Archives, continues to be a film fan’s best friend, delivering intriguing discs that might not appeal to a larger audience. Here are a few recent releases: Will Pfeifer/ Rockford Register Star (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1760394387/Movie-Man-Michael-Caine-Harvey-Keitel-and-the-end-of-the-world

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Like Crazy' is, like, boring -- In the Sundance hit “Like Crazy,” a relationship between an American student (Anton Yelchin) and his British girlfriend (Felicity Jones) hits the bricks after she overstays her visa. What ensues is a boring melodrama. Dana Barbuto/ The Patriot Ledger
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1461849389/Movie-review-Like-Crazy-is-like-boring
*Poll idea: Did you like this movie? Answer: liked it, loved it, hated it.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Revenge of the Electric Car' delivers a big charge -- Five years ago, director Chris Paine sent a jolt through the automotive world with “Who Killed the Electric Car,” a conspiratorial documentary presenting an array of suspects responsible for General Motors putting the kibosh on its highly praised prototype, the EV1. Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1760393063/Movie-review-Revenge-of-the-Electric-Car-delivers-a-big-charge

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


Opinions

LICCAR CARTOON: Ants and grasshoppers  -- Liccar cartoon on Aesop's Fable, "The Ant and the Grasshopper." Joe Liccar/ GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1846687030/Liccar-cartoon-Ants-and-grasshoppers

GRANLUND CARTOON:  Syria and protesters -- Dave Granlund on the Syrian president known for brutally beating or killing government protesters. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x178196514/Granlund-cartoon-Syria-and-protesters

GRANLUND CARTOON: G20 hard times -- Dave Granlund on the G20 summit. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x2128842188/Granlund-cartoon-G20-hard-times

JARED OLAR: You want to occupy the what now? - Nearly two months on, it’s becoming clear that the Occupy movement’s deliberate vagueness and formlessness has some serious drawbacks. For one thing, it’s difficult to see how it is possible for substantial financial and economic reform to be brought about by just illegally camping out in city parks and doing all the usual political protest-y things that political protesters do. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2128842101/Jared-Olar-You-want-to-occupy-the-what-now

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


Business

ERIC P. BLOOM: Bloom’s Law on Technology Skill Set Marketability: Your technology skill set has a 2-year half-life - As a manager, if you lead, hire or work with techies and/or other knowledge workers heavily dependent on software technology, in my opinion, their technology-based skill set, from a marketability perspective, has a two-year half-life. That is to say, that the exact set of skills they have today will only be half as marketable two years from now. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x671081302/Eric-P-Bloom-Bloom-s-Law-on-Technology-Skill-Set-Marketability-Your-technology-skill-set-has-a-2-year-half-life
* Post to Facebook – a different version of this column went viral, so this one may do so as well.

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


Sports

OAK DUKE OUTDOORS: The lull - quiet prelude to the rut - During archery season each year, there is a stretch of time when we seem to be at the "wrong place at the wrong time" and experience a spell of zero deer movement. We call this time "the lull," an almost complete cessation of daytime whitetail activity. By Oak Duke, Wellsville, N.Y.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2128842171/Oak-Duke-The-lull-quiet-prelude-to-the-rut

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