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8/9/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: How does Wall Street's plunge affect your area?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x782943896/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-How-does-Wall-Streets-plunge-affect-your-area

MOST-VIEWED: Top 10 stories in GateHouse for July
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/seo-analytics/x782943806/Top-10-most-viewed-stories-in-GateHouse-for-July-2011

GATEHOUSE NEWS INSIDER: New in Niche -- September Family
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/gatehouse-news-insider/x2111994713/Whats-new-in-GateHouse-Niche-September-Family-8-9-11


Niche

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1599840948/Reader-callout-High-school-football

KIDS CONTENT: Coloring, drawing, activity pages on picnic, camping themes
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/education/x1704351874/Kids-content-Coloring-pages-activities-on-picnic-theme
*NOTE: The weekly KidzBuzz page returns for the school year Aug. 19.

SEPTEMBER FAMILY: Fall family activities, tips for stress-free birthday parties, advice for kids new to riding the school bus
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x643165118/September-2011-Family-magazine

PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Breast cancer awareness section in tab and broadsheet formats
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1158631996/Paint-the-town-Pink-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-section

SUMMER VACATION PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x410263494/Reader-callout-Summer-vacation-photos

LABOR DAY PAGE: Industries that are hiring now
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1684322864/Labor-Day-Now-hiring

COUNTRY LIVING: Tips on starting a family quilting tradition, how to make soap, and advice on closing up a cabin or lake house for the winter.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x371606797/2011-Counrty-Living-magazine-Natural-beauty


Video

London riots rage for third night
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- Localization: Run this with any coverage of the London riots.

Young Girl, 10, Poses in Vogue, 'Mother' Defends
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- Localization: Run this and poll readers about if they feel it’s appropriate.


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Fun ways to stop summer brain drain - Weekly family rail, with fun ways to stop summer brain drain, a review of "The Smurfs" and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1800182946/Family-Time-Fun-ways-to-stop-summer-brain-drain
* 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: Quick dinner tips -- weekly Food for Thought with items on quick dinner tips for the family, Lucky Peach, a new food journal with editors Chris Ying and David Chang and more. By GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1852602790/Food-for-Thought-Quick-dinner-tips

TRAVEL: Always something new to discover in Paris -- Paris is one of the most famous and visited cities in the world, but there’s always something else to discover, from side-street creperies to Parisians’ fondness for New York Yankees gear. By Lane Lambert / Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x919518509/Travel-Always-something-new-to-discover-in-Paris

LORETTA LAROCHE: Find out if you give the gift of guilt -- Call a trusted friend and ask him or her if you are a perpetual guilt-giver. It takes courage to become more evolved beings, but the end result can make all your relationships better. By Loretta LaRoche, GHNS columnist
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x782942612/Loretta-LaRoche-Find-out-if-you-give-the-gift-of-guilt

TERRY MAROTTA: If you can't beat 'em, friend 'em -- To me, paying a visit to Facebook is like going to a big noisy wake, but with nobody dead, and, instead, just this lively crowd of people all visiting away with each other on the porch. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1852602038/Terry-Marotta-If-you-cant-beat-em-friend-em

KENT BUSH: Spending solo time with my sons -- This weekend was especially fun. Friday night, my oldest boy had a swimming party with his school. That left me and our new son trying to kill time. With him speaking very little English after only a month in America, time can sometimes pass slowly. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x919520390/Kent-Bush-Spending-solo-time-with-my-sons

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


Entertainment

HELP REVIEW: Movie review: 'The Help' offers plenty of Oscar-worthy moments - If you think the summer has been lacking in sophisticated, adult entertainment, don’t worry, “The Help” is on the way. It more than satisfies that itch for big stars tackling big ideas in a film packing as much flavor and punch as a bottle of Southern Comfort. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x181936337/Movie-review-The-Help-offers-plenty-of-Oscar-worthy-moments

EMMA STONE: Emma is a Stone's throw from superstardom -- Hollywood “It Girl” Emma Stone talks about overcoming failure and the constraints of a tight girdle during a chat about her new movie, “The Help,” which opens Wednesday. By Al Alexander, Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1852602041/Emma-is-a-Stone-s-throw-from-super-stardom

'30 MINUTES OR LESS': Talking comedy and bank heists with Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson  -- Actor Jesse Eisenberg and comedian Nick Swardson are an unlikely pair. They are together to promote their latest film, “30 Minutes or Less,” yet another entry into this summer’s R-rated raunch fests. Dana Barbuto/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x782942409/Talking-comedy-and-bank-heists-with-Jesse-Eisenberg-and-Nick-Swardson

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


Opinions

BRITT CARTOON: America falls. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x782944306/Britt-cartoon-America-falls

GRANLUND CARTOON: Tribute to 30 U.S. heroes. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x181936540/Granlund-cartoon-Tribute-to-30-U-S-heroes

GRANLUND CARTOON: US downgrade  -- Granlund on the downgrading of the U.S. credit score. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x2111994918/Granlund-cartoon-US-downgrade

RICHARD HERMANN: American politics - a third way - An approach that may make the Independent Center a viable political construct must take four chief steps — as soon as possible — to prepare for the next national election. By Richard Hermann, Messenger Post, N.Y.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1852603961/Richard-Hermann-American-politics-a-third-way

RICK HOLMES: Calling the crazies crazy -- The blunt talk of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is appreciated even by some who disagree with what he's saying. The guy doesn't mince words. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest (Mass.) Daily News
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x782942597/Rick-Holmes-Calling-the-crazies-crazy

AMY GEHRT: Opposing insurance coverage of birth control doesn’t make sense -- A landmark decision by the Obama administration is transforming women’s health care, benefiting tens of millions of American women initially and far more than that over time. I find it ironic that those decrying the move to offer wider access to birth control are also part of the anti-choice movement, yet they don’t seem to care that fewer unintended pregnancies will inevitably mean fewer abortions.  Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x181936402/Amy-Gehrt-Opposing-insurance-coverage-of-birth-control-doesn-t-make-sense
* Poll idea: Do you support or oppose the health care reform measure requiring insurance companies to cover the cost of birth control? Yes or no?

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


Business

KINDNESS CAFE: Minnesota cafe beats the recession with kindness  -- Unfortunately, during the economic depression of the past five years, the trickle-down effect battered the establishment. “My husband gave me the authority to try anything to turn the business around,” Lisa said. “So I gave out handwarmers.”  Come again? John Reilly/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1852603895/John-Reilly-Minnesota-cafe-beats-the-recession-with-kindness

CHECKOUT LANE: Best way to find a good mechanic  -- Finding a trustworthy mechanic can be a daunting task, especially if you don't know an alternator from anti-lock brakes. John Paul, manager of public affairs for AAA Southern New England in Massachusetts, said word-of-mouth can be the most reliable way to vet local garages. Alex Spanko/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x181934759/Checkout-Lane-Best-way-to-find-a-good-mechanic

MAKING CENTS: How to pay for college  -- It won't be long before that first tuition payment is due. For those with recent high school grads, that day may be today. For those with younger children, don't let the Cheerios all over the highchair tray dissuade you from starting to save now.  John P. Napolitano/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x782942690/Making-Cents-How-to-pay-for-college

PETER COSTA: Idioms run stock market - Nothing changes more than the stock market. It rises and falls on whims and whispers. It touches everyone’s lives. By Peter Costa, Lincoln, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1852604020/Peter-Costa-Idioms-run-stock-market

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


Sports

DIAMOND DIRT: Baseball a white man's game? Think again! - Not too long ago I was reading a study that came out with some interesting findings about baseball. Apparently our national pastime, this great game we’ve all loved our entire lives — or for some one point or another — is not as popular as it once was with the diverse races in the United States. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1852603945/Diamond-Dirt-Baseball-a-white-mans-game-Think-again

OAK DUKE: Whitetail bucks undergo tremendous change each year -- It is apropos that if a moment in time was to be chosen for a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde metamorphosis in a critter, the chosen time would be Halloween, and under the full moon, right? By Oak Duke, Wellsville (NY) Daily Reporter
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x919518512/Oak-Duke-Whitetail-bucks-undergo-tremendous-change-each-year

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