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Notes

HOLIDAY NOTE: The news service will not be staffed on Labor Day, Sept. 6. If technical issues should arise over the weekend, submit a support ticket to Zendesk.

WAKE UP CALL!: Teens, sleep and weight gain

MYSOURCE EXAMPLES: More sites are making MySource their own


Niche

FOUR-PAGE CAREERS CAMPAIGN: Advice on the top 10 fields of the 2010s, going to college a second time and starting a small business

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY REGIONAL PAGES: Week 1 previews

2011 AUTO PREVIEW AND CAR CARE TAB: Reviews of 16 new cars, a look at stunning concepts and what to do if your used car was recalled

GRANDPARENTS DAY CALLOUT: Have kids draw Grandma and Grandpa (holiday is Sept. 12)

LABOR DAY PAGE: Make your workplace happier, more productive

LABOR DAY CALLOUT: Ask for readers' weekend photos


News

MOSQUE CONTENT: Check out our package of content on the Ground Zero-area mosque controversy.


Lifestyles

LABOR DAY BY THE NUMBERS

RELIGION NEWS: 1 million invited to Back to Church Sunday - Weekly religion rail, with news on Back to Church Sunday Sept. 12, a new book on Mother Teresa and more.

TOXIC CAKE: Toxic cake mixes? Consider this overblown myth debunked - Have you seen the e-mail circulating about the danger of outdated cake mixes? By Jennifer Mastroianni.

DIANA BOGGIA: Sometimes a parent needs a timeout, too - A “parent timeout” is beneficial if sending your child to time out isn’t appropriate, necessary or deserving of an action, yet the parent is highly frustrated and approaching an angry response.


Entertainment

SNEAK PREVIEW: 'Going the Distance,' 'The American' and other movies opening this week - Real-life lovers Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are cast as a couple struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship in this R-rated romantic comedy. By Al Alexander.

FARR SIDE: Emmy telecast was well worth it - Thank you, Jimmy Fallon! Finally, an awards show this year we could get excited about. TV’s “Late Night” host and SNL alum did a superb job as host of the 62nd annual Emmy Awards. By David T. Farr.

THE GRADUATE: The Graduate plays off its success with new album, tour - Three years have passed since alternative rock band The Graduate released “Anhedonia.” Now, the band is on a record label (Razor & Tie) and is touring across the country. By Brien Murphy.

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Five ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend.
* Localization tip: This week’s file is designed to be localized, as major events this weekend will be taking place in your area. Please include four or five local happenings.


Opinions  

GRANLUND CARTOON: Labor Day weekend getaway because of Hurricane Earl

GRANLUND CARTOON: Labor market gridlock

BRITT CARTOON: Turning the page on Iraq, but weighty issues loom.

EDITORIAL: Troops still in Iraq can play key role - There will be no Armistice Day established to commemorate the end of the Iraq War. No images of Times Square embraces or decorous surrender ceremonies aboard a U.S. Navy ship. Not even a “Mission Accomplished” declaration. By The State Journal-Register.

EDITORIAL: A promise made, a promise kept on Iraq - President Obama hit most of the right notes in his prime-time, Oval Office speech to the nation Tuesday regarding the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq. By The Journal Star.

CHARITA GOSHAY: More stuff we couldn’t make up – Weird news in the news.


Business

BIZ BITS: Smart and convenient solutions for busy consumers - Weekly business rail, with tips for busy consumers, BBB watch on senior citizen scams and more.

DAVE RAMSEY: When is it OK to splurge? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on buying “toys,” military investing and financing a small business.


Sports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATION: No monster teams this year - Uncertainty is afoot in 2010, on a level unlike any year in recent memory. Sure, Alabama, the defending national champion, is a consensus No. 1 pick in polls and magazines. But it’s foolish to think the Crimson Tide are a certainty to become the first team to win back-to-back national titles since Nebraska in 1994 and 1995. Alabama will certainly be good, but nine - nine - new starters on defense makes them far from perfect. By Eric Avidon.

BIG TEN FOOTBALL: Big Ten realignment finds Illinois in division with Ohio State, Penn State -  Like the rest of the Big Ten Conference, there's change for Illinois football, but traditions and even some basic geography were retained for the Illini as the league announced divisional alignment Wednesday. By John Supinie.
* Localization tip: If you're not in Illinois, take out those references and rewrite with your local colleges, or rewrite to include the basic info.