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WAKE UP CALL!: Are more tolls coming to your state?
TOP 10: Most-viewed stories in GateHouse for September
BEST OF THE DAY: Pet of the week video revisited
WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Jimmie Johnson is back
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
VETERANS DAY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1581988158/Reader-callout-Veterans-Day-photos
KIDZBUZZ: Explore like Christopher Columbus
FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x748713780/Reader-callout-Fall-Foliage-photos
THANKSGIVING PAGE: Your guide to avoiding holiday disasters
FAMILY TIME: How to buy shoes for kids - Weekly family rail, with tips on buying shoes for your children, a review of "Ghostbusters" and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Spook-tacular treats -- weekly Food for Thought with items on new twists on Halloween treats, health benefits of whole grains, new winter ale releases and more. * This is NOT syndicated. You must download to use. GHNS
KITCHEN CALL: Cooking Thai food at home -- To some of us, Thai cooking is simply a delicious mystery. We’ll order at a restaurant but wouldn’t dare attempt to cook our favorites at home. I thought so, too, until recently. Linda Bassett/ North Shore Sunday (Mass.)
YARDSMART: Recruiting ferns in the fight against pollution -- Phytoremediation is the science of using plants to help clean up pollution. After all, plants are experts at selectively extracting nutrients and minerals from the soil through their roots. So why can't they be used to remove toxins, too? Maureen Gilmer/ Scripps Howard News Services
BUTTONED UP: Simplifying the holiday season ahead of time -- The Halloween madness has been in full swing now for weeks. Soon we'll start seeing Thanksgiving decor in shop windows and hearing Christmas songs playing everywhere. Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore/ Scripps Howard News Services
BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: 2-time breast cancer survivor puts positive spin on diagnosis - Marcia Lievense doesn’t feel bad or bitter despite all she has lost to cancer. In fact, the two-time breast cancer survivor calls her cancer a gift. After battling the disease for years, she looks at life differently now, all thanks to family and friends — and a little positive thinking. By Lisa Ermak, Holland, Mich.
LORETTA LAROCHE: Lessons in the death - and life - of Steve Jobs - What I love about Jobs after reading more about him was his need to follow his bliss and do it with great intensity and joy. During a commencement address at Stanford University he told the students that he recognized early on, even prior to his diagnosis of cancer, that “death is life’s change agent.” It allowed him to live each day as if it were his last. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
KENT BUSH: Riding the not so Merry-Go-Round -- Whenever I say Dawit is well adjusted, you have to remember that this comment is relative to where he could be. He has been through a lot, and to be doing this well is pretty darn good. His last year in Ethiopia and first 90 days in Kansas wouldn’t be easy on anyone. But he is making it just fine. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
SANDER A. DIAMOND: The winter of our economic discontent - We are a long way from what happened in the Great Depression, but if the current situation is not arrested soon, the official number of unemployed could double. By Sander A. Diamond, Messenger Post, N.Y.
AMY GEHRT: Wall Street protests pick up momentum -- The Occupy Wall Street protests are in their fourth week now, but rather than losing steam, the movement is actually gaining traction. Swelling attendance at existing demonstrations and the number of new rallies popping up in communities across the country show the message of dissatisfaction is resonating with frustrated Americans nationwide. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
WENDY J. MURPHY: America’s shameful un-equal protection clause -- It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a fresh pile of dead bodies reminds us that women and children are not worth very much in this country. One Boston woman who was attacked recently by an armed serial rapist told the media she wished she’d been carrying pepper spray, as if she could expect to repel a bullet by squirting the guy with something from a spice rack. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
ON COMPUTERS: Think laser printers are too costly? - Be careful when shopping for printers. Laser prices continue in a free fall. But you still may be better off with an inkjet. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
National budget 10.11.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget