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STORY IDEA: 2012 Paralympics begin in London
HURRICANE ISAAC: GateHouse papers respond
BEST OF THE DAY: Back to school polls driving reader engagement
KIDZBUZZ: Grandparents Day
OUTDOOR LIVING: Recipe ideas for small game like squirrel and rabbit, tactics for smallmouth bass stream fishing, and ways to eliminate your scent before the hunt.
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 24
-- Bucket list: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1721572937/Reader-callout-Your-bucket-list
-- Homecoming photos: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1413022673/Reader-callout-Homecoming-photos
-- Labor Day photos: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x35352812/Reader-callout-Labor-Day-activities-photos
READERS CHOICE SECTION TEMPLATES: For ballot sections/pages and a winners section/certificate
HEALTH WATCH: Prevent acne - Weekly Health Watch, with how teenagers can prevent acne, new research, a health tip and more. By GHNS.
HOME HELP: Small changes - Weekly Home page with how to make a big impact with little decor changes, how to water dormant grass, a home-selling tip and more. By GHNS.
* File is being posted early because of the holiday.
LOOKING UP: The man in the moon - Of course the passing of Neil Armstrong - on Aug. 25, 2012 - was inevitable. He may have seemed "larger than life," but he was a man. We all “go from dust to dust” in our earthly sense; some will aspire to a greater eternity beyond. Others claim this is all there is. Regardless, the life spent here can be marked with achievements, pitfalls and a journey of opportunity and service. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
PETER CHIANCA: Giant Space Asteroids II - The Revenge! - Last week's column on giant space asteroids elicited a sudden flurry of asteroid-related activity. Not among the asteroids, which are notoriously stubborn and can’t read, but among certain people who, like myself, do not want to be crushed and incinerated by them, not necessarily in that order. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
SUZETTE STANDRING: 'The Theology of Fear' - The Vatican rules the Roman Catholic Church through indoctrination, control and fear, rather than through nurturing love, service and freedom, according to Father Emmett Coyne, a Roman Catholic priest. His new book, “The Theology of Fear,” exposes how far the highest church authorities have strayed from the gospel of Jesus Christ. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
MOVIE MAN: A look at a few new Warner Archives releases - Catching up on a few recent releases from the Warner Archives on-demand DVD label. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Author Cathy Lamb - From Cathy’s questions of why was the dress there, what events had brought the owner to this point and so forth, “Julia’s Chocolates” became Cathy’s debut novel. Readers flocked to characters alive with Cathy’s quick wit and down-to-earth charm. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Clint Eastwood at the GOP convention. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
LLOYD GARVER: Republican convention loves conventional women - If you happened to turn on the Republican convention the other night in the middle of Ann Romney's speech, you might've been surprised to hear what sounded like the wife of the Republican presidential candidate coming out of the closet. She screamed, "I love women!" And the crowd of presumably conservative Republicans applauded! You may have concluded that the Republican Party has come a long way toward tolerance and respect for all women. By Lloyd Garver, GHNS.
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
AUTO BITS: Car winterization secrets from a celebrity auto rebuilder - Weekly auto rail, with winterization secrets, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* File is being posted early because of the holiday. ... This will be on the weekly Auto page. … 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.
ERIC P BLOOM: 10 Tips on running a successful staff meeting - Staff meetings are like dentist appointments. We know they’re good for us, but about five minutes before the meeting you can think of about a thousand different things you would rather be doing. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
Sports / outdoors
DAN MAC ALPINE: This news was a real dope slap - I admit it. Lance Armstrong, recently stripped of his seven straight Tour de France titles and an Olympic bronze medal for doping, was a hero. Despite his unprecedented domination of a sport dominated by dopers and cheaters, I believed in Lance’s doping denials. Or more accurately, I wanted to believe. By Dan Mac Alpine, Ipswich, Mass.
GEORGE LITTLE: Conversation-starters for the great outdoors - Things to think about while you're waiting for your game to come by. By George Little, Springfield, Ill.
VINTAGE FIREARMS: Blast from the past: Man builds his own vintage-style firearms - Chuck Lindsey of rural Logan County in Illinois has a lot in common with the sculptor who can stand in front of a block of marble and visualize the statue within. When he makes his own vintage firearms, he combines his engineer’s training (he is retired from Caterpillar) with an artist’s sensibilities. By Chris Young, Springfield, Ill.
More in NASCAR and NFL at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
National budget 8.31.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget