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WAKE UP CALL!: Halloween safety
INNER CIRCLE: 88 papers certified on Day 1 of evaluations
BEST OF THE DAY: Recruit those bloggers
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: A look at Week 8
PEARL HARBOR DAY PAGE: The 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks
HOLIDAY COOKBOOK: Recipes for holiday brunch, desserts, and Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners
THANKSGIVING CALLOUT: What are you thankful for?
NOVEMBER RADARFROG PAGE: Slim your gym fees
-- Coupon book: Save on Thanksgiving; quit smoking and save
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: A Halloween-themed math activity
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Ideas for the fitness buff, foodie, furry friend or techie in your life, as well as tips on homemade and charitable gifts
VETERANS DAY PAGE: Outward Bound for Veterans program helps troops adjust
VETERANS DAY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1581988158/Reader-callout-Veterans-Day-photos
HOME HELP: Energy savings -- weekly Home Help with how to keep heating bills down, a home-selling tip, new 3-D computer monitors and more. GHNS
CARVING PUMPKINS: Self-taught man grows, carves 500-pound pumpkins -- According to the World Records Academy, the record for the world’s largest pumpkin was set in 2010 by Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis. His pumpkin weighed 1,810.5 pounds. Sara Smith/ Glen Ellyn News (Ill.)
*Localization tip: List pumpkin-weighing contests in your area and who has won them in the past.
BEVERAGE CONTAINERS: 10 ways to replace disposable beverage containers - Supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants and coffee shops are full of disposable beverage containers, making them a convenient option. In fact, they are often seemingly the only option for everything from water and coffee to wine and beer. However, with a little forethought, you can replace all those disposable cups and bottles with reusable alternatives. By Steve Graham, Hometalk.com.
RENTAL ISSUES: Property manager can handle rental issues - Let's say you own a house or a condo that you want to rent. Or need to rent. How hard can it be? By Tom Zucco, Scripps.
HOBBIES: Covered-button magnets hold interest - Making covered-button magnets is a perfect project for group craft parties, for kids and adults. You need very few supplies, and you can make multiple magnets in one short session. Most of us crafters have wonderful scraps of fabric lying around. Save these scraps, as I do, and use them for these wonderful covered buttons. By Dena Fishbein, Scripps.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: How genetics factor in medication effectiveness -- Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Smith, who have the identical medical conditions, are treated with the same medication. However, Mrs. Jones gets better but Mrs. Smith does not respond to the treatment. Why does this happen? MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DR. JEFF HERSH: Pay attention to Little League pitchers' elbow pain -- Q: My 9-year-old son pitches in Little League and has started experiencing elbow pain. It has gotten so bad that he has asked to miss practice for the last week. What can cause this? Did he just throw his arm out? MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
HEALTHY EYES: Over the Counter: How to keep your eyes healthy -- As we have learned more about how to care for our eyes, we have discovered how certain foods can improve ocular health. Blueberries, it turns out, are beneficial for improving eyesight, and even moderate portions can help. Dr. Gary Kracoff and Steve Bernardi/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
HEALTHY FOOD: Joan Endyke: Boston-based fast-food chain focuses on nutrition -- The philosophy of the co-owners, also childhood friends from the Boston area, is simple: Serve locally grown food produced by people, not factories. Beef, turkey and veggie burgers, hand-cut fries, salads and fruit shakes are on the menu. For The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
*Sidebar idea: Highlight restaurants in your area that buy locally and offer a nutritious menu.
PARKINSON'S DISEASE: Physician Focus: Parkinson's disease is still a mystery -- Despite remarkable discoveries and technological advances over the years, medicine still has its mysteries, and Parkinson's disease is among them. Parkinson's is named for the English doctor, James Parkinson, who first identified and described the condition in 1817 in "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy." Dr. Anna Hohler and Dr. Samuel Frank/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
LOST IN SUBURBIA: What to do when your pooch starts to skooch - "Mom, Riley is doing this weird thing," announced my daughter somewhat urgently. I came around the corner of the kitchen in time to see the dog do this strange and completely revolting backside skooch across our rug. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
More in home and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
'FOOTLOOSE' REVIEW: 'Footloose' is charming once again -- Coincidentally, 1984 is also the year that Kenny Wormald was born. He stars as McCormack in the 2011 version of the film, filling Bacon’s dancing shoes with a lot more professional dancing experience. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Five ways you can celebrate Halloween weekend.
* Localization: Ideally this file should be completely localized – list your town's top five Halloween-themed activities.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
MICHELLE TEHEUX: Tea partiers, meet the occupiers - Anybody could have predicted what’s happening now. Long before our so-called “recession,” many of us took a look around and realized things could not go on as they were. We saw an older generation that often had both pensions and Social Security as well as a good bit of money saved from their working years. By Michelle Teheux, Pekin, Ill.
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
DAVE RAMSEY: How to buy a house - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on buying a home, buying life insurance and maintenance agreements. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
SCORE: Small-business group SCORE helps woman achieve 'American dream' - Theresa Drazba has found her niche in the realm of fashion design and marketing. She has turned her unique sewing talents, her understanding of the “modest clothing” market and her eye for spotting fashion trends into a business that is reaching out to customers worldwide. By Mary Lou Montgomery, Hannibal, Mo.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Chris Johnson, Rashard Mendenhall lead Milk Carton Edition - It’s been a struggle the last few weeks not to go in detail about how frustrating it’s been to own an injury-prone fantasy team. The biggest reason is simple: it can be much, much worse. By Joey Baskerville, Freeport, Ill.
* Localization: Link to this on Facebook, and make sure to "talk" about other fantasy pages.
More in NFL and NASCAR at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
National budget 10.16.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget