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10/18/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Survey finds growing support for legalizing pot
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/wakeupcall/x597435273/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-Survey-finds-growing-support-for-legalizing-pot

BEST OF THE DAY: Three must-haves for a fatal crash
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x268455544/Best-of-the-Day-3-must-haves-for-a-fatal-crash-10-17-11

NEWSPAPER DESIGN: Are Sunday front pages losing their impact?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/newspaper-design/x940620492/Are-Sunday-front-pages-losing-impact


Niche

NASCAR PAGE: Chase racers prepare for a fight at Talladega
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x984138883/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Talladega-Fight

VETERANS DAY PAGE: Outward Bound for Veterans program helps troops adjust
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x661606170/Veterans-Day-Page-Hope-and-healing

VETERANS DAY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1581988158/Reader-callout-Veterans-Day-photos

WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: October is Adopt a Shelter Animal Month
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x940613022/Weekly-NIE-page-Furry-friends

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
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1611323417/Winter-Boomers-magazine-See-the-world

HALLOWEEN PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x153919749/Reader-callout-Halloween-photos

HALLOWEEN PAGE: This year's popular costume predictions
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x827637685/Halloween-page-Fright-Night

THANKSGIVING PAGE: Your guide to avoiding holiday disasters
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1461786329/Thanksgiving-page-Turkey-Talk


Lifestyles

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Fun with gourds -- weekly Food for Thought with items on cooking with squash, "The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries" by Sam Talbot, the Beer Nut and more. by GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x663900155/Food-for-Thought-Fun-with-gourds

FAMILY TIME: Your pet's health: debunking common myths - Weekly family rail, with pet tips, a look at another Halloween movie and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x765172245/Family-Time-Your-pets-health-debunking-common-myths
* 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.

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: What's your medical M.O.? - People react differently when experiencing medical symptoms. There are those who deny any symptoms are present. Unless the symptoms are overwhelming, they use the psychological mechanism of denial so they don't have to address the issue of the symptoms they are experiencing. By Dr. Murray Feingold, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x984140585/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Whats-your-medical-M-O

SENIOR Q&A: Choice is still important to those with memory loss -- My wife has memory loss that has affected her ability to complete tasks or organize herself. She was a secretary who kept her boss on schedule, and now she even has difficulty picking clothes out in her closet. She does not like to take directions from me. What can I do to help her? By Linda Sullivan and Debbie Gitner, MetroWest Daily News, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1968434963/Senior-Q-A-Choice-is-still-important-to-those-with-memory-loss

WAYNE L. WESTCOTT: Spice up your indoor aerobic activities -- Although outdoor endurance exercise is more interesting, there are several ways to make indoor aerobic activity less boring and more beneficial. By Wayne L. Westcott/MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x597434287/Wayne-L-Westcott-Spice-up-your-indoor-aerobic-activities

JASON SHEA: Step outside your workout comfort zone -- Do you find yourself doing the same workouts every time you step into the gym? Here is a brief overview of some of the better workouts I have experienced recently that have helped me step outside my comfort zone. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x940620262/Jason-Shea-Step-outside-your-workout-comfort-zone

BREAST CANCER PROACTIVE: Breast cancer battle includes many proactive steps - Healthy and in her mid-30s, Amy Harper knew her chances of developing breast cancer were low as she conducted a regular self-examination one night at home in 2009. But her findings that evening nearly two years ago ended up saving her life. Harper was diagnosed with breast cancer soon after, at age 36 — far younger than the 50 years or older range doctors normally deem “at risk.” By Heidi Fenton, Holland, Mich.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x485796541/Breast-cancer-battle-includes-many-proactive-steps

BREAST CANCER ADVOCACY: Cancer fight leads to advocacy -- Brighton, N.Y., resident Lorraine Clements never planned to be an advocate for cancer patients and their families, but fate intervened. By Alysa Stryker, Messenger Post, Canadaigua, N.Y.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x984139254/Breast-cancer-fight-leads-to-advocacy

BREAST CANCER CURE: Advocacy group, survivor aims for breast cancer cure by 2020 -- The National Breast Cancer Coalition has a mission of finding a cure by 2020. Sargent says the field begs for transparency, with privately funded research often done behind closed doors. If the medical community at large could learn from each other’s failures, it could help direct someone towards trying a new approach. Melissa Daniels/ Messenger Post (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x984138878/Advocacy-group-survivor-aims-for-breast-cancer-cure-by-2020

VETERANS: Mike Trentham: Honoring veterans is a 'simply moving' experience -- According to their website, www.honorair.com, HonorAir “provides local veterans with escorted trips to the World War II Memorial” in Washington, D.C., who may have not been able to visit because of physical or financial limitiations. The Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1968435141/Mike-Trentham-Honoring-veterans-is-a-simply-moving-experience

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Movie helps lost souls find 'The Way' -- The movie "The Way" is about a 500-plus-mile spiritual journey by foot on El Camino de Santiago. Four modern-day pilgrims, unlikely comrades who meet on the road, make the trek for personal reasons – to honor the memory of a loved one, to break free of addiction, to lose weight, to reclaim creativity. By Suzette Martinez Standring, Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x984138720/Suzette-Martinez-Standring-Movie-helps-lost-souls-find-The-Way

LORETTA LAROCHE: Awed by animals -- I am absolutely amazed and awed by the animal kingdom. Most nights I watch the National Geographic Channel more than any others. Over the past few years I have learned so much about how animals interact and how smart and compassionate they are. By Loretta LaRoche, Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x984138837/Loretta-LaRoche-Awed-by-animals

GARY BROWN: Oh, where did my autumn leaves go? -- We went from right before the prime leaf-watching time to well past the prime, all in a day or two. This is not fair. In fact, this is sort of an outrage. To whom can I go to file a complaint? Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x485796144/Gary-Brown-Oh-where-did-my-autumn-leaves-go

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


Entertainment

GRAHAM PARKER: Graham Parker confirms new Rumour album, movie role -- When skinny, curly-haired Graham Parker burst upon the British pop scene in 1976, he caught both the music world and himself off guard. On their first album, "Howling Wind," he and his band the Rumour cranked out tasty tunes with catchy melodies, scoring a hit with "Don't Ask Me Questions," and a couple of years later made the classic record "Squeezing Out Sparks," getting plenty of airplay with "Local Girls" and "Passion Is No Ordinary Word." By Ed Symkus, MetroWest Daily News
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1017194819/Graham-Parker-confirms-new-Rumour-album-movie-role

B STREET BAND: Q-and-A with Glenn Stuart of the B Street Band -- Of all the Bruce Springsteen tribute acts, none has been around longer or been more visible lately than the New Jersey-based B Street Band. The band made headlines when it played for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s inauguration — Springsteen himself had politely declined. Melrose Free Press (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x597434372/Q-and-A-with-Glenn-Stuart-of-the-B-Street-Band

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


Opinions

EDITORIAL: Audit reveals the Fed's global bailout  -- What the GAO audit found was that the Fed gave more than $16 trillion in assistance, mostly in the form of zero-interest loans, to some of the biggest financial institutions and corporations not just in the United States but around the world. European Central Bank received over $8 trillion. The MetroWest Daily News
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x268456694/Editorial-Audit-reveals-the-Feds-global-bailout

EDITORIAL: Many post-9/11 veterans say wars were not worth it  -- The Pew Research Center released a recent poll of post-9/11 veterans that revealed some surprising findings: one-third of the veterans believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x984139087/Editorial-Many-post-9-11-veterans-say-wars-were-not-worth-it

EDITORIAL: Domestic violence spikes when money is tight -- Domestic violence is a significant and growing danger. Advocates say in difficult economic times, in which families are strained, domestic violence reports spike. Domestic violence is not exclusively perpetrated against women; violence against men by a family member or domestic partner may comprise as many as 40 percent of all incidents. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1968435055/Editorial-Domestic-violence-spikes-when-money-is-tight

EDITORIAL: A start reminder of why Founders wisely drew a secular line -- Here we go again. A prominent Southern Baptist preacher from Texas has condemned the candidacy of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, saying he belongs to "a cult" because he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x485794390/Editorials-A-stark-reminder-of-why-Founders-wisely-drew-a-secular-line

MICHAEL WINSHIP: Occupy Wall Street wins labor's love -- The fate of our economy and our collective futures are so dire, unions have joined with the Occupy Wall Street activists. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post (Canadaigua, N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x597434290/Michael-Winship-Occupy-Wall-Street-wins-labor-s-love

BILL KNIGHT: Jobs debate should address role of corporations -- Indeed, just because a corporation can make even more money by laying off even more workers, should it? That’s a question that should arise on Capitol Hill during future debates on jobs. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x485794415/Bill-Knight-Jobs-debate-should-address-role-of-corporations

CHARLOTTE GUEDRY: You can’t complain if you’re not part of the political process - Franklin?Delano Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” During this season of elections, truer words have never been spoken. By Charlotte Guedry, Gonzales, La.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x984140625/Charlotte-Guedry-You-can-t-complain-if-you-re-not-part-of-the-political-process

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


Sports

DIAMOND DIRT: I want to see Texas cry - A St. Louis World Series victory will be extremely special to me. I want to see Texas cry as the true baseball city, the true baseball team, the true baseball culture crushes their hopes and dreams just like the San Francisco Giants did last year. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x984140373/Diamond-Dirt-I-want-to-see-Texas-cry

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