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WAKE UP CALL!: Explaining the 'Occupy' movement
STORY IDEAS: New twists on Halloween
BEST OF THE DAY: An editorial on the lighter side
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: A look at Week 6
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
FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x748713780/Reader-callout-Fall-Foliage-photos
THANKSGIVING PAGE: Your guide to avoiding holiday disasters
HOME HELP: Affordable Halloween -- weekly Home Help with items on affordable decorations for Halloween, the new iPhone 4S, Congress' new waste-burning program and more. GHNS
WORKING SPACE: How to create a co-working space - Co-working is a growing trend in a changing job market. The increasing number of freelancers and contract workers need little more than a computer and Internet connection. Co-working spaces can be a professional and inspiring work environment, but experts say co-working spaces must be created and managed properly to be successful. By Steve Graham, Hometalk.com.
ASK THE PLUMBER: Hot accessories can make your bathroom cool - Q: I finally talked my husband into redecorating our bathroom. The white tile floor and fixtures are fairly new, so we're not changing them. By keeping our white plumbing fixtures, we can paint the walls any color we want. Also, with the money saved, we would like to install some really nice bathroom accessories. Can you please suggest a few "hot accessories" that will be practical and look nice in our bathroom? By Ed Del Grande, Scripps Howard.
HOBBIES: In-spider-ed diorama - Colorful fields of pumpkins and costume-clad children provide fabulous fall photo opportunities. It's fun to display some of those photos in a three-dimensional diorama that is both good-looking and inexpensive to make. Diorama creation is easy and cheap -- in fact, it's so simple, it's downright scary. By Sandi Genovese, Scripps Howard.
INTERIORS: Preserve bright summer colors with design strokes - If dreary forecasts get your spirits down now that it's officially autumn, consider taking control by adding cheerful colors to your home. Summer greens and vibrant colors of flowers can be preserved with just a few simple "magical" design strokes. Let's see how. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
HOMEFIX: The most important home contractors: electrician, plumber - After performing more than 10,000 home inspections, I've come to the realization that two of the most important contractors in the home are an electrician and a plumber. By Dwight Barnett, Scripps Howard.
THE GARDENER WITHIN: How to multiply perennials by division -- Taking stem cuttings is a fun and free way to add plants to your own garden or have a few to give to friends next year. Cuttings create clones, or copies of the plant. Joe Lamp'l/ Scripps Howard News Service
KATHRYN REM: Marine Corps to get nutritional overhaul -- Starting early next year, rations for Marines will be overhauled again. Called “Fueled to Fight,” the dietary program will emphasize nutrient-dense foods. The goal is to enhance members’ physical and cognitive performance through nutritional fitness. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
PIZZA RECIPES: Order a pizza from your own kitchen -- Homemade pizza recipes: Classic Pizza Margherita; Sausage Diavolo Pizza; Homemade Pizza Crust. Although 3 billion pizzas are sold annually in the U.S., a lot are made at home. It’s a project in which the whole family can take part. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
THE BEER NUT: Vermont 'beerventure' nets one of the best beers in the world -- I call my little beer trips "beerventures." Recently, I took a 3-1/2-hour drive from my home in central Massachusetts to Killington, Vt., for the 15th annual Killington Brewfest. Daily News (Mass.)
BREAST CANCER: Michigan Zumba party spreads breast cancer awareness -- A fee of $10 will help benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and also qualify participants for a number of door prizes. Instructors will lead Zumba activities, information on mammograms will be offered and breast cancer survivors will give testimony about their experiences dealing with the disease. The Ionia Sentinel-Standard (Mich.)
LOST IN SUBURBIA: Parlez-vous speaka the Bluetooth? - After owning our car for two years, I suddenly discovered that it had Bluetooth capability. This meant that I could actually get it to answer my phone and make calls for me. If my car would have been able to pick up my husband’s dry cleaning, walk the dog and do the laundry, I could have retired. But unfortunately, all it did was enable me to go hands-free when talking on the phone in the car. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
WEIRD NEWS: Family calls 911 after getting lost in corn maze - An evening stroll through a corn maze in Danvers, Mass., took a confusing turn Monday for a family that became disoriented in the rows of corn and called 911 to ask for help. By Sam Trapani, Danvers, Mass.
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include celebrating Teen Read Week; watching “Footloose,” “The Thing” or another movie; doing Halloween activities; and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Localize the Halloween item as much as possible by listing events such as corn mazes, haunted houses, yard tours, etc.; list any events tied to Teen Read Week; or swap out any of these items for big local events.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
BRITT CARTOON: Being robbed by your banker. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
EDITORIAL: Make big banks pay price for their greed - Fresh off collecting a federal gov¬ernment bailout because they were too big to fail, the nation’s biggest banks now are out to prove they are too big to regulate. Leading the charge is Bank of America, which responded to new limits on debit card swipe fees by an¬nouncing it will charge its debit card users $5 a month. By Springfield, Ill.
EDITORIAL: Recession hits families in the wallet -- A new analysis of Census data found that during the official recession –– December 2007 to June 2009 –– median household income fell by 3.2 percent. In the two years that followed, inflation-adjusted income fell even further, by 6.7 percent. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
EDITORIAL: Politicking eclipses work on economy, jobs -- President Barack Obama has proposed a $445 billion jobs bill focused on encouraging employment in construction, education and other areas. It would also further cut payroll taxes. Is it a panacea? No. Is it a botch with nothing worthwhile? No. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
MICHELLE TEHEUX: Be careful what you dream about - If you don’t have dreams, they won’t come true — though sometimes that’s a good thing. By Michelle Teheux, Pekin, Ill.
ROB HANEISEN: Sarah Palin not running but still a celebrity -- It really should have surprised no one last week when Sarah Palin announced the inevitable, via a letter to her legion: She would not be running for president in 2012. The MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
DAVE RAMSEY: Flipping properties a good idea? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on real estate and weddings and money. By Dave Ramnsey, GHNS columnist.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Why we escape real football for fantasy - It’s tough being a dedicated fan of an NFL team. Heck, some would argue being a fan of any team of any sport will leave you more likely to be miserable than happy. By Joey Baskerville, Freeport, Ill.
More in NASCAR and NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
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GateHouse News Service National Budget