GateHouse News Service national budget 8.24.11
GateHouse News Service national budget 8.24.11
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WAKE-UP CALL: Study says students aren’t great at Google.
RETWEET: Here’s how to get more retweets.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x35352812/Reader-callout-Labor-Day-activities-photos
FALL HOME & GARDEN: Learn about eco-roofs, ideas for bold and cozy kitchens, new shower doors a simple bathroom upgrade
KIDZBUZZ: Making friends at school
BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/archive/x1882859484/Reader-callout-Back-to-school
CAREERS SERIES: Four pages on starting a business, finding a new career and succeeding at the job you have
FALL OUTDOOR LIVING: Tips on deer hunting season, how to prevent kids from getting lost outdoors, advice on getting a more accurate rifle
LABOR DAY PAGE: Industries that are hiring now
HOME HELP: Natural light -- weekly Home Help with how to use natural light in your home, a new mattress from Dr. Scholl's, planning your indoor herb garden and more. By GHNS
INTERIORS: Endless-summer décor - Summer vacation is coming to a close, but you can bring that vacation-venue feeling into your home for perpetual enjoyment. Consider the look and feel of rooms at a fancy hotel. This is the effect that you want to echo in your home to promote that endless-summer-vacation look. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
GREEN CLEAN: Green cleaners tackle dirt but vary in strength - We all want an easier way to clean our home. Somewhere along the way, we have been sold the idea that it can be done fast and with little or no elbow grease and that all of these magic chemicals will make life easier. Sometimes, they do. Most times, it's just overkill, cleaning the surface while exposing you to an alphabet soup of chemicals and volatile organic compounds that irritate your skin, eyes and nasal passages. By Rosa Colucci, Scripps Howard.
FENCE PAINTINGS: 'Fence painter' hangs cheerful paintings on garden - Carolyn Groth found her niche as a "fence painter," but don't expect her to haul out the whitewash. The accomplished Elk Grove, Calif., artist creates paintings to hang on fences -- or anywhere else where they might be exposed to water and sun. By Debbie Arrington, Scripps Howard.
CHORE WORKOUT: Which home chores burn the most calories? - Running marathons and swimming laps are not the only way to burn calories. Housekeeping and yard work can also help you keep off the pounds. Here are 12 of the top calorie-burning home and garden chores, with estimated hourly calorie-burn rates for an average 145-pound person. Of course, each person mows, mops and dusts at a different pace and burns a different number of calories, so these are general estimates. By Steve Graham, Hometalk.com.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: The day the laundry room stood still - One of the best days of every summer is the day that my kids come home from sleepaway camp. This is followed by one of the worst days of the summer: the day their camp duffel bags come home. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
STYLE AT HOME: How to pick the perfect lamp -- Looking for an easy way to bring a new splash of style to your interior decor? Add a sensational lamp. Here are four tips for picking a lamp that will brighten your home for years to come. Mary Carol Garrity/ Scripps Howard News Service
HOBBIES: Creating custom collection boxes for family heirlooms -- Creating custom boxes for storing small collectibles is a great way to organize and store family heirlooms and trinkets. It worked for me, and the results were outstanding. This idea can be altered for any decorating style or color palette. Cathie Filian/ Scripps Howard News Service
HOMEFIX: Water-heater woes stem from pressure imbalance -- Q: They worked properly until about a month ago when my carbon-monoxide detector sounded. It was determined that the problem was the exhaust from the gas water heater. The water-heater flue was found to be clear but a bit short, so we added to it. The water heater vented properly only when the air conditioner wasn't running. Dwight Barnett/ Scripps Howard News Service
DAN SEABORN: Parents should better mind what they watch, listen to -- Kids are sponges. They absorb everything. Their senses are so heightened, especially when it comes to anything their parents are saying or doing. You are their main role model, despite how flippantly they might act, and they do innately respect you and care about what you are engaging in. Dan Seaborn is a non-denominational Christian evangelist and a published author of such books as "The Necessary Nine: How to Stay Happily Married for Life!" The Holland Sentinel (Mich.)
SUNBURNS: Q-and-A: Why sunburn hurts and how to treat it -- Once you get a sunburn, keep the skin cool and moist with soaks and take regular doses of anti-inflammatory medications, such as naproxen, ibuprofen or aspirin until the redness resolves. Dr. Lucinda Buescher and Dr. Stephen Stone/ Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include seeing “Our Idiot Brother” or another new movie, watching the MTV Video Music Awards, celebrating Women’s Equality Day and more.
* Localization: Swap out any of these items for big local events, and list any events for Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day.
GRANLUND CARTOON: East Coast earthquake. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: NFL fan violence. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: Syrian President Bashar Assad next to be taken down? By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
EDITORIAL: For the budget, use a scalpel, not a sledgehammer -- Indeed, it’s taken as a matter of faith in conservative, libertarian and tea party circles that government isn’t the means by which we accomplish things we can’t do as individuals; it’s the enemy — one to be drowned in the bathtub, as conservative activist Grover Norquist has famously quipped. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
EARTHQUAKE: West Virginia resident: 'This can't be an earthquake' -- William Scott Redman, a resident of Fredericksburg, Va., said Tuesday afternoon's earthquake that hit the East Coast area was “a few seconds I will never forget.” Liz Beavers/ News-Tribune (W.Va.)
More news at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
DAVE RAMSEY: A parent’s last days - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on a parent wanting to spend lots of money, diversification and down payments. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
MAKING CENTS: Stick to your financial plan - Following the prices of your investments may remind you of some of those up and down rides that you see at summer fairs all over the country. And like these crazy carnival rides, you can decide to avoid the nausea, embrace it or learn to tolerate it. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
CHECKOUT LANE: Sprinkler system can save money and hassle of watering - Investing in a residential irrigation system can save you the hassle of watering your lawn and garden with individual sprinklers - and could cut down on your water bills. By Alex Spanko, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization: Talk to sprinkler pros in your area and add or swap out their quotes and tips.
More business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
FANTASY FOOTBALL: The night I betrayed Chris Johnson on draft day - It was a dark and stormy fantasy draft night. Wait, no it wasn’t. It was actually a pretty calm night and other than a celebratory brunch with my newspaper crew, last Sunday was actually kind of boring. That is until I betrayed the fantasy player I’ve vouched for the last three fantasy seasons. I didn’t draft Chris Johnson (insert dramatic music here). By Joey Baskerville, Freeport, Ill.
DIAMOND DIRT: I've reached the stage of denial - Yep, it’s that time of year again – the baseball season is winding down and sadly, my St. Louis Cardinals may once again be spending their October in their living rooms rather than the field at Busch Stadium. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
More sports at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports