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10/3/12
 
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At GHNewsroom

STORY IDEA: Presidential debates offer good theater
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x189741437/Story-ideas-Presidential-debates-offer-good-theater


Niche

PFW PAGES: A look at upcoming NFL games on national, Bears, New York and -- NEW -- Chiefs pages
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1931759245/PFW-weekly-pages-Week-4-10-3-12

NASCAR PAGE: Could Brad Keselowski handle being champion?
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1931756630/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Keselowski-a-Cup-contender

KIDZBUZZ: Autumn leaves
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1931753271/Weekly-NIE-page-Autumn-Leaves

FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x748713780/Reader-callout-Fall-Foliage-photos

PAINT IT ALL PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2131919993/Pink-2012-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-sections
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 31
-- Survivor stories callout: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1987954739/Reader-callout-Breast-cancer-survivor-stories


The Street

TECH: Advanced battery technology contains a fatal flaw
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x383194582/Advanced-Battery-Technology-Contains-a-Fatal-Flaw

TELECOM: MetroPCS surges on T-Mobile merger speculation
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1913819924/MetroPCS-Surges-on-T-Mobile-Merger-Speculation

OFFICE: Employers giving up the fight against Web-surfing workers
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x383194560/Employers-Giving-Up-the-Fight-Against-Web-Surfing-Workers

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

LOST IN SUBURBIA: Why did the deer, raccoon and rabbit cross the road?  As my husband and I were driving home from dinner one night, something flashed in front of our headlights. “AUGH!! Watch out!” I yelled. We were almost home and not going fast at all, but he slammed on the breaks, more in response to the hysterical outburst of his wife than because of any real threat to whatever was in the road. We watched and waited as two deer meandered across the road. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1931751359/Lost-in-Suburbia-Why-did-the-deer-raccoon-and-rabbit-cross-the-road

BEER NUT: Shed beers rise again - Stowe, Vt., Shed Brewery and Restaurant brewery is shuttered, but its recipes live on. Otter Creek Brewing Company/Wolaver's has purchased the Shed brand, recipes and brewing equipment, and is now producing Shed beers. By Norman Miller, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x422904188/The-Beer-Nut-Shed-beers-rise-again

KITCHEN CALL: This Boston Cream is no doughnut -- Boston Cream Pie has baffled both foreign visitors and Americans from other parts of the country since its creation in the 1800s in the kitchens of Boston’s venerable Parker House. North Shore Sunday (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x738671243/Kitchen-Call-This-Boston-Cream-is-no-doughnut
*This will be in a weekly Food page.

KITCHEN CALL: Fry up those green tomatoes -- With the first frost around the corner, gardeners are rushing to gather up every last bit of backyard homegrown goodness. Very few tomatoes will continue to soak up enough sun to ripen to a deep red or gold, and so they end up on the compost heap. North Shore Sunday (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x738671254/Kitchen-Call-Fry-up-those-green-tomatoes

JIM HILLIBISH: Chicanery in the pumpkin patch -- I find those small pie pumpkins at farmers markets irresistible. Unlike their jack-o'-lantern cousins, these are very cookable. They are bred to be sweet with less of that stringy fiber of the bigger boys. Indeed, they are not simply an immature pumpkin. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x264769093/Jim-Hillibish-Chicanery-in-the-pumpkin-patch
*This will be in a weekly Food page.

BACON RECIPES: These treats are guaranteed favorites -- The bacon craze that began a few years back continues. In full force. And to that, I say, “Thank goodness!” We bacon lovers can’t get enough recipes extolling this crispy, salty, porky treat. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x264769101/Bacon-recipes-These-treats-are-guaranteed-favorites
*This will be in a weekly Food page.

CHINESE BARBECUE: Jim Hillibish: Eatin’ some Chinese barbecue -- Chinese barbecue is not to be missed. A case could be made that the Chinese brought sweetly sauced BBQ to the States. Thousands of Chinese workers were building the Transcontinental Railroad in the late 1860s. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1784776589/Jim-Hillibish-Eatin-some-Chinese-barbecue
*This will be in a weekly Food page.

MICHELLE TEHEUX: From Luddite to iPhone addict in 24 hours - I’ve officially relinquished my Luddite of the Year standing with my acquisition of my first smartphone. By Michelle Teheux, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x1931759393/Michelle-Teheux-From-Luddite-to-iPhone-addict-in-24-hours

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


Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include seeing “Frankenweenie” or another new movie, celebrating National Storytelling Weekend, watching the baseball playoffs and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1931758304/5-Things-to-Do-This-Weekend-Oct-5-7
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for any local events, list any haunted houses or corn mazes, and list any events for National Storytelling Weekend.

BOOK NOTES: 'When America First Met China' -- China has not forgotten what happened between China, Britain and the United States during the height of the China trade and during the Opium Wars, in particular. Many of us fail to understand the significance of this complex legacy. Wicked Local Gloucester (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1931759441/Book-Notes-When-America-First-Met-China

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


Opinion

GRANLUND CARTOON: Romney studies for debate -- Dave Granlund on the presidential debates. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1931758424/Granlund-cartoon-Romney-studies-for-debate

EDITORIAL: Voting fraud and voter suppression - In a political season in a politicized age, irony provides welcome relief. And it’s usually pretty easy to find, given the tendency of both parties to mimic the other’s transgressions. By MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x422904159/Editorial-Voting-fraud-and-voter-suppression

AMY GEHRT: GOP finger-pointing aimed in wrong direction - It turns out the Republican Party is right: there have been attempts to engage in voter fraud this election cycle. The problem for the GOP, however, is that the firm in question has been working on behalf of Republicans, not the liberal-leaning groups the GOP has sought to blame. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1931759418/Amy-Gehrt-GOP-finger-pointing-aimed-in-wrong-direction

JARED OLAR: What's really at stake Nov. 6? - President Barack Obama and the abortion industry are good friends, and they both know it. Their friendship is particularly evident this year — so evident that you can put a $3.5 million price tag on it. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1931759429/Jared-Olar-Whats-really-at-stake-Nov-6

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


Business

DAVE RAMSEY: Preparing for life beyond college - Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on what to do after college, and starting a family while in debt. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1931756809/Dave-Ramsey-Preparing-for-life-beyond-college

BIZ BITS: Tips to save money this open enrollment season for health insurance - Weekly business rail, with health care tips, BBB tips on preparing for an emergency, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1931752709/Biz-Bits-Tips-to-save-money-this-open-enrollment-season-for-health-insurance
* Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

DEAR MONTY: New homebuyer puzzled by sewer backups - Reader question: Monty, I am seeking a resource that might be able to help a client with a unique problem. By Richard Montgomery, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1931758235/Dear-Monty-New-homebuyer-puzzled-by-sewer-backups

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


Sports

FANTASY FOOTBALL: Return of quarterback dominance - Isn’t it interesting how the return of the “real” NFL refs correlates with the return of some dominant passers getting their groove back? By Joey Baskerville, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1931759332/Fantasy-football-Return-of-quarterback-dominance
* Facebook idea: Link to this and ask fans to give their opinion on QBs.

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