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WAKE UP CALL!: Banks cutting free checking accounts
WEBINAR RECAP: 9/11 Takeaways: The Multimedia Perspective
BEST OF THE WEEK: From alternative formats to video
BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR STORIES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1987954739/Reader-callout-Breast-cancer-survivor-stories
-- Send your breast cancer month stories to the news service through Zope -- we're looking for features and news from across GateHouse during October.
2012 AUTO GUIDE: Just added -- pickup truck layout
WEEKLY KIDZBUZZ PAGE: About harvest and hunter's moons
FALL HEALTHY LIVING: Ways to avoid concussions in youth sports, fitness and diet plans to help stave off holiday weight gain and 5 tips on finding a doctor
HALLOWEEN PAGE: Popular kids costumes, and how to save money on them
HOMECOMING PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1413022673/Reader-callout-Homecoming-photos
RED RIBBON WEEK PAGE: "Poly-drug use" disturbing teen trend
-- NOTE: Red Ribbon Week begins Oct. 23
HEALTH WATCH: School germs -- weekly Health Watch with items on how to keep your family illness-free during the school year, endurance training, flu vaccines and more. By GHNs
LINDA CASTOR: How you define yourself is key in staying healthy -- For years, I've called myself a runner and have felt a sense of purpose and empowerment when I define myself in that way: strong, fast, enduring, committed and disciplined. Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
FLU SHOT: Dr. John K. Lee: Why it’s important to make time for a flu shot -- Dr. John K. Lee, a family medicine physician with South Sixth Medical Associates in Springfield, Ill., answered the following questions about how you can protect yourself from the flu. Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
* Poll idea: Have you received your flu shot yet?
EGG WHITES: Karen Geninatti: Many ways to cook protein-rich egg whites -- There are so many ways to prepare egg whites, and they are such a great source of protein, easily absorbed by the body. Karen Geninatti/ Be Healthy Springfield (Ill.)
CHECKOUT LANE: Home generators keep juice flowing during outages - Storms often knock out power, but there is one group of consumers who can keep the lights on - those who have installed generators at their homes. By Alex Spanko, The Patriot Ledger
* Localization tip: Talk to local experts in your area and add or swap out their quotes and tips.
LORETTA LAROCHE: Bra shopping a lesson in letting loose - Last week I decided to go shopping for a bra. The one I wear every day is finally losing any possibility of holding anything up! By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
JEFF VRABEL: Cloudy with a chance of 6-ton satellite parts - I think if we can agree on anything, it's that none of us have ever had to worry about satellite parts raining on us from space. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS columnist.
More in health and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
JOHN REILLY: 'Stand by Me' stands up after 25 years - Twenty-five years ago, on a Friday night in October during the fall of 1986, I took my girlfriend (now my wife) to our first movie together, “Stand By Me.” a coming of age story based on the novella “The Body” by Stephen King. I wish I could have seen how simple it was back then with a world of infinite realities right there in front of us. I wish I could have taken the time to appreciate the days we had. I wish I could have slowed down time. But I couldn't. by John Reilly, The Patriot Ledger.
BRIAN TRAHAN: Where's Pat Paulsen when you need him? -- Look ... nowadays, being POTUS (President of the United States) is more about being an actor than, say, a real actor. To become president, you must present an image; you must convince the American public that you are the best candidate by means of being the most outstanding thespian. Southwest Daily News (Sulphur, La.)
* Comments idea: Which celebrity would you like to see run for president?
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
BRITT CARTOON: President Obama misreads crowd at the White House. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
RICK HOLMES: City of big shoulders, long legs and sharp elbows - The biggest figure in Chicago these days isn't Barack Obama. The night he stood in Grant Park - a stately curtain of Michigan Avenue buildings behind him, thousands of Chicagoans in front of him, cheering his victory, seems like a long time ago. Nor is it Mayor Rahm Emanuel, though Obama's former chief-of-staff has made a big impression since taking office in January. More on that in a minute. The biggest figure belongs to Marilyn Monroe. By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.
KEVIN FRISCH: Washington fiddles while states do a slow burn - Within 10 days of Hurricane Katrina, Congress passed and the president signed $60 billion in Gulf Coast aid. For East Coast states right now, it's day 31. By Kevin Frisch, Messenger Post, N.Y.
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
Business / auto
AUTO BITS: Great American road trips for fall foliage - Weekly auto rail, with fall car trip tips, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
* 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: More on the Checker company and competitor John Hertz of Yellow Cab - Hi, Greg, I am glad to find someone who remembers the Checker Motor Car Company. I remember going up to Kalamazoo, Mich., and talking to a member of the Checker staff when they were still in business. We talked about new cars, the station wagons and even a convertible. By Greg Zyla, GHNS columnist.
* This contains a letter from Chicago.
SILVIO CALABI: Acura’s 2012 TL: Are you cool enough? - Acura, as every motorhead knows, is Honda’s upmarket division, and the TL is Acura’s midsize sedan, available in FWD or all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive, as every motorhead also knows, is for wimps. Under power in a tight corner, we want the rear wheels to dig in and shove the back end around, thus helping the car through the bend. Front-wheel drive, under power, is overworked in a corner. It has to both pull the car along and steer through the corner. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS columnist.
More in tech and finance at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news
National budget 9.26.11
GateHouse News Service National Budget