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8/16/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: How safe are stages at your fair?

STORY IDEAS: 5 for Labor Day weekend

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Niche

BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOS CALLOUT

CAREERS SERIES: Four pages on starting a business, finding a new career and succeeding at the job you have

FALL OUTDOOR LIVING: Tips on deer hunting season, how to prevent kids from getting lost outdoors, advice on getting a more accurate rifle

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PHOTOS CALLOUT

SEPTEMBER FAMILY: Fall family activities, tips for stress-free birthday parties, advice for kids new to riding the school bus

PAINT THE TOWN PINK: Breast cancer awareness section in tab and broadsheet formats

LABOR DAY PAGE: Industries that are hiring now


Lifestyles

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Kitchen basics -- weekly Food for Thought with items on the basic kitchen utensils and spices to have on hand, “Chez Panisse Vegetables” by Alice Waters and more. By GHNS

JIM HILLIBISH: Make it a real Arizona Chili Cheeseburger -- In Arizona, where chili cheeseburgers are native, you’re in for a big surprise. Burger stands there serve original CC burgers, and there’s no red chili soup. The “chili” means chili peppers, and they are central ingredients, not a topping. Here’s an original recipe. Canton (Ohio) Repository

FAMILY TIME: Enjoy the warm weather with outdoor activities that come naturally to your pet - Weekly family rail, with tips on getting outside with your dog, a review of “The Help” and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

KENT BUSH: What I wish I knew in school  -- If I could give advice to students beginning a school year, it would be to pursue your own goals and dreams. Find something you love and chase it. You do have to have a plan for the future. You do need to pursue a path that leads to success. But you need to determine what success is to you. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)

GO GREEN: September Go Green stories are now posted. Topics include green renovation tips for older homes, eco-communities, landscaping with native plants and eco-friendly cleaning products. By Carolyn Sperry, GHNS


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Rick Perry and George W. Bush. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

BRITT CARTOON: 'Yes we can' in the can. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.

EDITORIAL: The making of a riotous underclass - The rioters who shocked and vandalized Great Britain last week were not, save for perhaps a few, engaged in political protest. They are thugs and thieves, British commentators say. They are also young, unemployed, alienated, poorly educated and angry, with little hope of a brighter future. By MetroWest, Mass.

MICHAEL WINSHIP: The new era of hostage politics - The slash-and-burn methods used by Republican leadership in the debt fight are distressingly undemocratic and seriously undermine the remnants of this republic. By Michael Winship, Messenger Post, N.Y.


Sports

NASCAR: MARCUS AMBROSE: Marcos Ambrose ends frustration, gets 1st win - Marcos Ambrose, the 34-year-old Australian who’s been blazing fast on the road courses since moving halfway across the planet five years ago to try his skill in NASCAR, passed the top two cars with two laps to go for his first Sprint Cup Series victory in Monday’s postponed Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips at The Glen. By Chris Gill, Corning, N.Y.

NASCAR: KYLE BUSCH: Kyle Busch laments error that put him in third at The Glen -- One of a few drivers using a two-stop pit strategy, Busch led 49 laps of Monday’s Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips at The Glen until the yellow flew for Paul Menard’s blown tire and fire on Lap 87. On the restart, Busch was on point, but he went wide in Turn 1, allowing Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose to get by. (Includes video) Shawn Vargo/ Corning Leader (N.Y.)

NASCAR: SAID/BIFFLE SCUFFLE: Boris Said has a message for Greg Biffle -- When the television monitors in the media center flashed a scuffle between Boris Said and crewmen from Greg Biffle’s team, it was enough to make second-place driver Brad Keselowski stop mid-sentence to watch. Shawn Vargo/ Corning Leader (N.Y.)

NASCAR: BRAD KESELOWSKI: Brad Keselowski is the king of pain -- Whatever level of discomfort Keselowski might have felt on the track, it had nothing on his No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger, which followed up a trip to victory lane last week at Pocono with a second-place finish at Watkins Glen’s famed 2.45-mile road course. (Includes video) Bob Benz/ Corning Leader (N.Y.)

CHRIS GILL: The Glen hits Chase hopefuls hard -- Watkins Glen International has seen some of the most violent –– and spectacular –– crashes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the past few years. During Monday’s Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, those crashes all involved contenders and hopefuls for the Chase Championship. Chris Gill/ Corning Leader (N.Y.)