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10/24/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: Story ideas for the final week
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/gatehouse-news-insider/x464392642/Story-ideas-for-the-final-week-of-Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Month

APME GREAT IDEA: 'My Ride, My Story' from MetroWest Daily News
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/APME-great-ideas/x888176092/APME-Great-Idea-My-Ride-My-Story-from-MetroWest-Daily-News


Niche

WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: A Halloween-themed math activity
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x464385816/Weekly-NIE-page-Math-isnt-scary

CHEVY 100 YEARS: A look at Chevrolet's history and effects on pop culture
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x268457642/Chevrolet-100-Years-The-Heartbeat-of-America

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
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1199432827/Gift-Guide-Holiday-2011-magazine

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

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


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: Fire safety -- weekly Health Watch with items on national costs for excessive alcohol consumption, a possible malaria vaccine, how to craft a fire safety plan and more. By GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/health/x1872806827/Health-Watch-Fire-safety

DAVID ROBSON: Why fall colors are dull this year -- Fall color isn’t as spectacular as it could be, though some maples were a brilliant orange and red. More than likely, the lack of color can be attributed to the lack of moisture throughout summer and fall. What’s great for farmers penalizes those who like to see a kaleidoscope of fall colors. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x464392858/David-Robson-Why-fall-colors-are-dull-this-year

HALLOWEEN CANDY: Tips from dentists on Halloween candy  -- Moderation can be difficult to enforce when a full Halloween bag lurks on top of the refrigerator. But protecting your children’s teeth from the onslaught of sugar is another important consideration for parents. Julie Kaiser/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x888176288/Tips-from-dentists-on-Halloween-candy
*Localization tip: Replace quotes and facts with those that represent your state's dental health.

SHOESTRING LIVING: No-cost entertaining décor - repurpose with purpose - When you’re on a tight budget, entertaining in or even enjoying your own home can be a struggle. When it comes to décor, the same old everything can put you into quite a state of the doldrums, sap your inspiration when it comes to welcoming friends and family over and cause to not to celebrate events in your life that definitely should be celebrated. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x268456717/Shoestring-Living-No-cost-entertaining-d-cor-repurpose-with-purpose

LORETTA LAROCHE: Leave the rat race to rats - Our lives have become an endless parade of tasks that have to be accomplished as quickly as possible. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x319045954/Loretta-LaRoche-Leave-the-rat-race-to-rats

JEFF VRABEL: Top 8 sexy GOP presidential candidate Halloween costumes - This year, as it usually does, my costume came down to two excellent options: Sexy Optimus Prime (what? I totally have the legs for it) and Ron Paul, which I've already got a jump on because I'm also an unelectable nutbar who is annoying when he talks. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.

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


Entertainment

ELIZABETH OLSEN: Elizabeth Olsen emerges from shadow of famous twin sisters -- You don’t hear much about the Olsen twins these days. Enter younger sister Elizabeth, who likes to be called Lizzie and who, at 22 –– three years younger than her sisters –– is about to hit the movie scene full tilt. She’s already completed lead roles in four films, and she is working on a fifth. Ed Symkus/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x319046209/Elizabeth-Olsen-emerges-from-shadow-of-famous-twin-sisters

HUNTER S. THOMPSON: Author takes up book idea from Hunter S. Thompson -- The idea for “Mile Marker Zero,” William McKeen’s fascinating new book on the far-flung, offbeat paradise that is Key West, Fla., came from Hunter S. Thompson. Chad Berndtson/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1872807537/Author-takes-up-book-idea-from-Hunter-S-Thompson

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


Opinions

BRITT CARTOON: Take tobacco out of the ol' ball game. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x464392404/Britt-cartoon-Take-tobacco-out-of-the-ol-ball-game

GRANLUND CARTOON: Bachmann poll numbers -- Dave Granlund on Michele Bachmann's slipping poll numbers. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1007222512/Granlund-cartoon-Bachmann-poll-numbers

PETER COSTA: Twelve more months of grueling campaigns - November is depressing enough with its raw winds, sleet and snow. Now to have it officially mark one more year of presidential campaigning makes it an unbearable month. By Peter Costa, Lincoln, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1872807196/Peter-Costa-Twelve-more-months-of-grueling-campaigns

BILL KNIGHT: Shouldn't we withdraw and start rebuilding America? -- Days before that news of Moammar Gadhafi broke, President Obama announced that he’s deploying about 100 armed advisers to central Africa to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army, and a study was released detailing the 1,446 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan through December 2010. Pekin Daily Times/ Bill Knight
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x464392616/Bill-Knight-Shouldnt-we-withdraw-and-start-rebuilding-America

KEVIN FRISCH: U.S. elections are messy, maligned and miraculous -- As the Republican presidential primaries kick into high gear and the nation — or that fraction of it that pays attention to politics, anyway — prepares for the 2012 elections, it is perhaps instructive to reflect on just how lucky Americans are. Messenger Post (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1872807347/Kevin-Frisch-U-S-elections-are-messy-maligned-and-miraculous

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


Business / auto

AUTO BITS: Protect your vehicle and travel safely this winter - Weekly auto rail, with winter car tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x485800172/Auto-Bits-Protect-your-vehicle-and-travel-safely-this-winter
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.

GREG ZYLA: Thoughts on the 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser - Hello, Greg. I 'd love for you to tell us about my favorite car of all-time, the 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. My dad had one and the family loved it. It had so many new additions from 1956. Where does this car rate with you? By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x485796025/Greg-Zyla-Thoughts-on-the-1957-Mercury-Turnpike-Cruiser
* This contains a letter from Penn.

SILVIO CALABI: Snap, crackle, pop — the evil Impreza - I spent a week in an electric-blue Subaru WRX — the nasty 305-horsepower high-boost-turbo STI model. Where I live, every third car is a Subie, so no one looks — unless it’s one of these things. And if the color doesn’t grab your attention, or the fat tires, bulging fenders and front lip, or the hood scoop evidently meant for sucking up marine plankton and the colossal basket-handle spoiler on the back, then the racket from these four big-bore exhaust pipes will. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x888170201/Silvio-Calabi-Snap-crackle-pop-the-evil-Impreza

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


Sports

CHRIS GILL: Where does IndyCar go from here? -- The hellish crash that killed Dan Wheldon and injured three others at Las Vegas Motor Speedway sent a sobering and long overdue message to the IZOD IndyCar Series, track promoters and the industry as a whole: These low-slung, lightweight, open-wheel race cars do not belong on high-banked, intermediate ovals purpose-built for stock cars. The Leader (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1872807250/Chris-Gill-Where-does-IndyCar-go-from-here

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