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WAKE UP CALL!: Story ideas for Ramadan
TAKE OUR POLL: How's the media doing with coverage of the "Ground Zero mosque" story?
OUTDOOR LIVING: Tips on buying binoculars, getting into dove hunting and being a smarter deer hunter
LABOR DAY PAGE: Make your workplace happier, more productive
LABOR DAY CALLOUT: Ask for readers' weekend photos
FALL HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Our latest tab has advice on fall decor trends, how to fix up your fireplace and tips on tackling unruly closets
NFL SEASON PREVIEW TAB: Pro Football Weekly staffers lay out the big questions of the 2010 season, and break down strengths and weaknesses of every team, every week
NOTE: Weekly regional pages become available Wednesdays starting Sept. 1
MOSQUE CONTENT: Check out our package of content on the Ground Zero-area mosque controversy.
HOME HELP: Paint can add depth to your rooms - Weekly home and garden rail, with tips on painting for small spaces, fixing a loose toilet handle and more.
TASTE OF TRAVEL: New Mexico offers more than beautiful scenery - Driving 1,000 miles through parts of New Mexico gave me a taste of travel that began — and ended with chili. Green or red? That’s the question asked by many restaurant servers. I opted to taste them both. By Charlene Peters.
FOOD ALLERGIES: Items to avoid if you have a food allergy - Learn what foods can trigger an attack in those who suffer from food allergies. By Catherine Groux.
MICHELLE TEHEUX: A shocking situation - I had an electrifying experience a few Saturdays ago. While washing my hands in the downstairs bathroom, I felt a light shock and pulled my fingers out of the stream of water. Then I put them back in. The shock recurred.
FRANK MULLIGAN: Recipes for disaster? - Talk turned to recipes the other day after a colleague whipped up a chili-cheese dip that quickly disappeared after it was released unprotected into the newsroom. At first I felt unqualified to comment. “Is Hamburger Helper considered a recipe?” I asked. I was assured that it was indeed a recipe, but one I couldn’t claim as my own, especially when I regularly have to refer to the directions on the box.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: Laundry for the weak of heart - It was T-day - Trunk day. The day the kids’ trunks come home from camp. In previous years I had unzipped the trunks and cringed in fear, not only from the soiled, stinking mess that had once been my children’s pristine, new camp clothes, but also from the parade of six, eight and centi-legged creatures that climbed out of the trunk when it was opened. By Tracy Beckerman.
BEER NUT: And the winners of the Beer Nut Homebrewing Contest are ... - When I announced the first ever Beer Nut Homebrewing Contest two months ago, I challenged homebrewers to submit their best beers to the contest so I could see what they could do. By Norman Miller.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions: Don’t miss the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, observe the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.
* Localization tip: Insert any local happenings in place of sports and authors items; list any local Katrina commemorations; perhaps hold some sort of “guess-the-Emmy-winner” contest with your readers.
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Pick Six Weekly: Is Matt Forte a good fantasy football pick? - By now, everyone’s either seen a highlight or read about Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte’s 89-yard TD run against Oakland last Saturday in preseason. People are probably thinking about jumping back on the bandwagon that so many, including myself, hopped off during last year’s sophomore slump. But should you? By Joey Baskerville.
KENT BUSH: No chance for real talent on 'American Idol' - "American Idol" is a lot of things. But it is not a talent competition. I personally know the talent level of several people who recently tried out in Austin, Texas, only to be turned away in the early part of the process. It wasn't their fault. They simply had no hook.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Home sales falling
EDITORIAL: After 70 years, food safety system needs updating - What meaning to attach to the recall earlier this month of more than a half-billion chicken eggs being sold in grocery stores across America? By The Journal Star.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: You’ve got to be carefully taught - “Our Town” and “South Pacific” are as imaginative, poignant and pertinent today as they were the very first time their curtains came up.
DAVE RAMSEY: Parents need advice on son who's living at home - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on son living with parents and keeping college costs in check.
MAKING CENTS: Options to protect your portfolio - The traditional wisdom on Wall Street is to make wise investments and hold them for the long term. Most of those same advocates would claim that 10 years is generally considered long term. For those who did buy and hold for the first decade of this millennium, the results weren't too rewarding. By John P. Napolitano.
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GateHouse News Service National Budget