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For 8/19/10 editions
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WAKE UP CALL!: Egg recall resources
EDITING WORDS: Difference between 'woman' governors and 'female' ones
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 pages become available Sept. 1
SEPTEMBER FAMILY: Articles on not overloading your children with activities, budgeting now for the holidays and incorporating apples into easy, filling breakfasts
MOSQUE CONTENT: Check out our package of content on the Ground Zero-area mosque controversy.
BLAGOJEVICH CONTENT: Check out our package of content related to the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Editorials, breakouts and opinion content have been added to the package since the verdict.
RELIGION NEWS: Jesus portrait aims to represent 1 million believers - Weekly religion rail, with items on a Jesus portrait project, this week in religion news, a survey about churchgoers and more.
BEETS: Beets can't be beat, especially when oven-roasted - I grew beets for the first time this year, and just harvested a crop of the lovely fuchsia-hued veggie. As a kid, my mother prepared them in a sticky hot glaze made with sugar and vinegar. I’m still not a fan of that particular recipe, preferring to oven-roast them instead. By Jennifer Mastroianni.
* Localization tip: If you have any beat farms in your area, mention them and swap out quotes from Ohio places.
DRAMBUIE: Highland fling: Drambuie isn't just for after dinner - Once you become an expert on the golden elixir, you’ll never lack for stimulating chitchat at the bar. No matter that it may be just that. The folks at Drambuie aren’t saying. By Jim Hillibish.
EGGPLANT: The underrated eggplant is more than just faintly delicious - Most of us never encounter an eggplant this side of parmesan. We’re missing a noble vegetable unlike any other. By Jim Hillibish.
UNIQUE HOME: Homeowners inspired by nature, traditional design - Jeff Henline suspects his wife would say his decorating tastes are boring. Actually, she’s far more diplomatic. “He’s very, very traditional,” Holly Henline says. “I can do traditional or modern.” Their East Peoria, Ill., home is both. Call it modern traditional or traditional modern, either way, it’s a contemporary homage to family, entertaining and Holly Henline’s decorating ingenuity. By Pam Adams. WITH SIDEBAR STORY (BELOW)
-- UNIQUE HOME: YARD: Couple treats their yard as a seamless extension of their home - Obviously, Holly and Jeff Henline's home was designed for people who like to live and entertain outdoors as much as they do indoors. With wall-to-wall windows, practically, across the rear, the home's layout design brings the outdoors in. But the tri-level wrap-around deck, screened-in porch, plus outdoor fireplace, take the indoors out, which makes Holly Henline's garden akin to another room of the house. By Pam Adams.
TRAVEL: Codzilla jet-boat ride is a cool way to take in Boston Harbor - Staring at the boats in Boston’s Long Wharf, locals and tourists will notice one boat that stands out from the rest – the Codzilla. Unlike the other white boats bobbing in the harbor, the Codzilla – run by Boston Harbor Cruises – is a brightly colored boat with a monster-like cod fish face painted on its bow. The vessel doesn’t casually cruise the island, but rather zips through the harbor at speeds up to 40 mph, blaring music the entire trip. By Catherine Groux.
DIANA BOGGIA: Timeout can serve as a wonderful teaching tool - The timeout can be a great teaching tool and stress reducer for both a parent and a child. When implemented correctly, for the right reason, and never overdone, a timeout can teach expected versus unacceptable behavior, as well as provide a setting for de-escalation of emotions.
ANNE PALUMBO: Cash-for-gold craze has rusty lining - I don’t know if I can go on. For several months now, I have spent my mornings with a couple that is driving me nuts. The man wants to know if I’ve got too many gold watches; and the woman is oddly curious about my gold jewelry, wondering if it’s broken, unwanted or just out of style. Both want me to redeem my dilapidated bounty for cold cash. It seems to be the trend these days with precious metals.
SUDOKU: September puzzles (799-826) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include seeing “Piranha 3D” or “Nanny McPhee,” celebrating Hawaii, spending some time with a senior on Senior Citizens Day and more.
* Localization tip: List any big - or small - local happenings, as this weekend is fairly uneventful nationally.
FARR SIDE: No favorites in the 'Big Brother' house yet - Usually by now I have a clear favorite or two in the “Big Brother” house, but Season 12 has me scratching my head. I’m not particularly fond of any of the houseguests, and my opinions of them so far haven’t been swayed much as the show hit the halfway mark this week. By David T. Farr.
BLONDIE: Blondie still riding the new wave - It’s a long way from CBGB, the legendary New York City rock club where Blondie first cut its teeth, to the infield of the Illinois State Fair Grandstand, where they’ll be playing Friday. It took the “new wave” band 35 years to get here, and although its members may have never envisioned such a career trajectory, they’re happy to be making the trip. By Dan Naumovich.
CHEAP TRICK: ‘Flame’ hasn’t burned out: Cheap Trick touring despite drummer’s break for side project - Bun E. Carlos no longer resembles the crazed drummer donning his iconic shirt-and-tie combo during Cheap Trick concerts, a cigarette dangling from his lips. By Rhys Saunders.
DARIUS RUCKER: Darius Rucker at home in country - Darius Rucker may be one of the few people who turned to country music and only then decided to stop wearing a cowboy hat. “I wore a cowboy hat with Hootie for the last six years we played,” Rucker said, referring to his first band, Hootie and the Blowfish. “But coming over to country, I consciously decided not to do that over here.” By Brian Mackey.
SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Lottery Ticket,' ‘Nanny McPhee’ and other movies opening this week - The artist formally known as Lil Bow Wow is movin’ it on up after purchasing a $350 million lottery ticket. By Al Alexander.
GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama 'gets away from it all' at Martha's Vineyard
CHARITA GOSHAY: Upholding the Constitution isn’t a conditional act - The freedom to worship as guaranteed by the First Amendment cannot be based on how we might feel about a specific religion. It comes down to whether we truly mean what we say about freedom.
BIZ BITS: Life insurance FYI for Generation Y - Weekly business rail, with life insurance tips, BBB warning about satellite TV and more.
DAVE RAMSEY: How big should baby emergency fund be? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on baby emergency funds and unmarried couples combining finances.