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BEST OF THE DAY: Use Facebook fan photos to send print readers to Facebook
REPORTING TIP: Joe Phelps gives tips on how to cultivate cop sources
NASCAR PAGE: Chase might come down to Hamlin vs. Johnson
KIDZBUZZ: Apples for fall
OCTOBER FAMILY: Tips on hosting a charity party for a child's birthday, gluten-free recipes and talking to your kids about politics
PAINT IT ALL PINK: Tab and broadsheet sections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
-- Also in Saxotech under category GHNS for Aug. 31
-- Survivor stories callout: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1987954739/Reader-callout-Breast-cancer-survivor-stories
TECH: Samsung phones jump to 'Jelly Bean'
More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business
REGISTER TO VOTE: 5 things to know about registering to vote - The deadline to register to vote in this year’s presidential election is coming up, and as a reminder to register, today is National Voter Registration Day. Here are five things to know about registering to vote.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Get creative -- weekly Food for Thought with items on getting creative with cooking, "Essential Pepin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food" by Jacques Pepin and more. GHNS
FAMILY TIME: The keys to early learning - good nutrition and good books - Weekly family rail, with food book ideas, a review of "Robot and Frank," 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: Dad leaves a legacy - Dad had finally punched his ticket to heaven, and he was going to be there in time for church Sunday morning. After 55 years of marriage, Mom had lost the love of her life. But she wasn't the only one who lost. His church lost a deacon, the soup kitchen lost a volunteer and his children lost a hero. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
GARY BROWN: Mind your grammatical Ps and Qs - Posted on the website for National Punctuation Day is what the holiday’s founder, Jeff Rubin, calls the “Dumbest Sign of the Year.” The sign was found in Chicago and its wording was sent to the website because it contained “Genius’s” instead of “Geniuses.” This is exactly the sort of grammatical mistake that caused Rubin to proclaim Sept. 24 as National Punctuation Day, which he says is his annual “celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.” By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.
DAN SEABORN: Strategy, not jewelry, will prevent affairs -- The idea is if a spouse takes off his or her ring in an attempt to cheat, the words “I’M MARRIED” will remain imprinted on the wearer’s finger, thereby preventing the person from cheating. The ring retails for about $550. Is it really possible that a simple gold band could prevent a spouse from cheating? Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
YARDSMART: Oily plants best shrubs for dry gardens -- Living for decades amid the richest ecosystems of native shrubs taught me a great deal about how these plants survive such extended drought every year. They manage to remain green throughout these months. Not with moisture, but the next-best thing: oil. Maureen Gilmer/ Scripps Howard News Service
HOBBIES: Make a vase for special occasions -- This is one of my favorite and easiest projects. Whether you're having a small celebratory dinner at home or a wedding celebration for 250 guests, this DIY vase is a great solution. Dena Fishbein/ Scripps Howard News Service
TREASURES: Glass items in antiques store were actually new -- I am very interested in some satin-glass articles I acquired around 1954 in an antiques store in Kansas. I have been told the glass is in the "Cabbage Leaf" pattern. Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson/ Scripps Howard News Service
BUTTONED UP: Six secrets to organizing difficult things -- Organizing most things is generally fun, relatively easy and comes with the benefit of a big visual payoff -- think cleaning off desks, arranging closets and making kitchen counters sparkle. Scripps Howard News Service
GARDENER: These annuals will thrive as the weather cools -- If it hasn't happened already, you're going to wake up some morning soon to a shimmering coating of frost on the garden. That usually signals the beginning of the annual fall ritual of "garden cleanup" -- and the end of the flowers. Joe Lamp'l/ Scripps Howard News Service
More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Amy Black, country singer-songwriter - In an era of perfectly polished and plastic “country” stars, Amy Black offers up a sultry, down-home authenticity. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment
GRANLUND CARTOON: Romney campaign strategist -- Dave Granlund on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. GHNS
More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions
National budget 9.25.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget