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WAKE UP CALL!: Consumer spending increases in July
BEST OF THE WEEK: Creative callouts, social media sourcing
9/11 SITE: Watch for information about it going live today
FALL CAR CARE GUIDE AND 2012 NEW CAR PREVIEW: A look at 28 new-model cars, safe and eco-friendly vehicles, what to include in a winter emergency kit
KIDZBUZZ: Write about your summer vacation
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY NFL PREVIEW SECTION: Six-page broadsheet with rankings of all teams, fantasy tidbits and a full schedule
LABOR DAY WEEKEND PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x35352812/Reader-callout-Labor-Day-activities-photos
FALL HOME & GARDEN: Learn about eco-roofs, ideas for bold and cozy kitchens, new shower doors a simple bathroom upgrade
LABOR DAY PAGE: Industries that are hiring now
HEALTH WATCH: Minimalist shoes -- weekly Health Watch with items on minimalist shoes and their benefits, grocery shopping for healthy food on a tight budget, the four simple behaviors that can increase your life span and more. By GHNS
KIDS/FOOD ALLERGIES: How schools can help kids with food allergies -- Dealing with food allergies covers more than just what's on the menu when schools serve students lunch. Germann said the district addresses food allergies by teaching employees the proper administration of epinephrine and alerting them to students' allergies. Theresa Schieffer/ Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS: Dr. Michael Jones: What to look for in fish oil supplements -- The one supplement that I feel should be on the kitchen counter of all athletes and non-athletes alike should be fish oil. Most people who are in search of good fish oil will usually walk into a store and just pick up the first thing on the shelf that says "fish oil." But there are some criteria in terms of what to look for when making the purchase: Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
HOBBIES: Simple embroidery for lovely lapels -- You may have some solid-colored shirts, blazer or coats hanging in your closet that would be even better with this delicate embellishment. Try adding the same pattern onto the cuffs for a really lovely finishing touch. Dena Fishbein/ Scripps Howard News Service
INTERIORS: Jazz up that dorm room - It's back-to-school time again. But it doesn't have to be dull in the dorm room if you follow some of these interesting suggestions from Brewster Home Fashions. Let's check them out. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
LUSH LIVING: Museum founder creates a lush living canvas at his country home - Michael Strueber often observes that you can't compete with nature, but he certainly expends a lot of effort complementing it. By Marylynee Pitz, Scripps Howard.
THOMAS MICKEY: Tall order: Castor plant adds height to garden - A vertical as well as horizontal view in the garden is important for both planting beds and containers. That means you need both short and tall plants. By Thomas Mickey, The Patriot Ledger.
GARY BROWN: A ‘home run’ of a childhood memory -- I hit a home run. That claim isn’t supported by a lot of facts but, trust me, it gets to the meat of the memory. Most of the details of that memory escape me a half century or so later. I can’t recall how old I was. I don’t remember the name of the team I played for. Lost to me is any knowledge about whether we won the game. Canton (Ohio) Repository
SHOESTRING LIVING: Tips for managing back-to-school expenses - Like that famed Staples commercial from the mid-’90s, this time of year might just be the best time of the year. That’s right, folks, it’s back-to-school time and for many parents, cause for serious celebration. Of course, I’m teasing. As glad as I am to welcome a bit of structure and routine into our lives again, it’s always bittersweet for me to send them back. Perpetual summer vacation is my kind of life, but “independently wealthy” is unfortunately not my financial status. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS columnist.
JEFF VRABEL: Along came a spider - Important safety tip: If you ever find you're having a dream in which there's a spider crawling on your neck, wake up and check it out immediately. And I will tell you why. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS columnist.
More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
ALBUM REVIEW: 'Muppets: The Green Album' - As Kermit might say, “Yaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!” – “Muppets: The Green Album” may have a certain hipster sheen, but quickly gets beneath it to capture the Muppet mindset that’s made them a mainstay for two generations now. By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to review the album.
BOOK REVIEW: Rock's birth relived through '1950s Radio in Color' - Did you know that MTV was invented in 1956? In Cleveland? As far-fetched as either of those suggestions may sound, they’re borne out – in a way – by “1950s Radio in Color," Christopher Kennedy’s collection of “The Lost Photographs of Deejay Tommy Edwards.” By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass.
CHASTAIN AND WORTHINGTON: Actors Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington step forward in the ranks - Take a look at Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington in the new film “The Debt,” opening Wednesday. There’s a good chance that you’ll wonder where such good actors have been hiding. There’s an equal chance that you’ve seen them before but didn’t realize it. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
BRITT CARTOON: Let's visit the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial together. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
CHARITA GOSHAY: Martin Luther King Jr. monument reminds us of unfinished business -- The words of Martin Luther King Jr., which still resound like a bell, are repudiation to those small few. His life was a testament to the world that, when pressed, America will rise. What would he now say, 48 years after he stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and dared this country to live up to its word? Canton (Ohio) Repository
KENT BUSH: Perspective is a tough teacher -- Acuff called that the one sentence that proves you’re a leader. I couldn’t agree more. Many who commented on his post noted the influence from Ziglar. Few thought back to that verse in Matthew when Jesus taught that real leaders were those who serve others. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
More columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
SILVIO CALABI: Lexus RX450h: The gold-plated workhorse - It came to me while I was at the dump, in line with half a dozen pickup trucks, and then again when I was off-loading 600 pounds of stone for the garden: This may be a $45,000 Lexus packed with another $16,000 worth of options, and it may even be a gas-electric hybrid (it is), but underneath all that it’s a workhorse. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS columnist.
GREG ZYLA: The definition of a 'muscle car' - Q: Hi, Greg, I enjoy your weekly column here in Coldwater Mich. My question is, What is the definition of a muscle car? By Greg Zyla, GHNS columnist.
AUTO BITS: As summer winds down, cars still suffer effects of heat exposure - Weekly auto rail, with car-care tips when it’s still hot out, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more.
* 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.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
BIG TEN PREVIEW: University of Illinois writer John Supinie has a feature story and team capsules previewing the Big Ten football season. Embargoed until Tuesday.
OAK DUKE: Tuning a tree stand -- With opening day of archery season for whitetails less than two months away, hunters should be in the woods tuning their stands, if they haven't already done so. Why so early? Deer are very savvy to changes in their dining rooms and bedrooms, and a new stand or "improvements" for shooting corridors needs time to become part of the natural environment. Wellsville Daily Reporter (N.Y.)
More in NASCAR and outdoors at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports
National budget 8.29.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget