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WAKE UP CALL!: A look into the mindset of the Class of 2014

MYSOURCE UPDATE: More good microsites on celebrations, best-of


FALL HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Our latest tab has advice on fall decor trends, how to fix up your fireplace and tips on tackling unruly closets

NFL SEASON PREVIEW TAB: Pro Football Weekly staffers lay out the big questions of the 2010 season, and break down strengths and weaknesses of every team, every week

SEPTEMBER FAMILY: Articles on not overloading your children with activities, budgeting now for the holidays and incorporating apples into easy, filling breakfasts


FAMILY TIME: Tips to sharpen your child’s reading skills - Weekly family column, with tips to sharpen your child's reading skills, a review of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and more.

ASK THE VET: How to calm your dog when it thunders - Many dogs have a tough time during rain or thunderstorms and develop potentially harmful behaviors. By Dr. Ray Cahill.

KENT BUSH: You can learn life's lessons from golf - If you pay attention, you can learn a lot about life chasing a little white ball around a well-groomed cow pasture.


SUDOKU: September puzzles (799-826) are now available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.

STAR WARS FANATICS: These 'Star Wars' collectors are a 'force' in the industry - Meet the couple whose expertise in "Star Wars" collectibles make them big stars in the sci-fi galaxy. By Molly Beck.


GRANLUND CARTOON: President Obama and the Ground Zero mosque

BRITT CARTOON: The 'hallowed' ground around the former World Trade Center

EDITORIAL: President Obama should learn to pick his battles - Memo to President Barack Obama: You need not express your opinion about everything, need not impose yourself into every situation. The latest example of Obama wading into an issue he'd have been wiser to steer clear of is the heated debate over construction of a Muslim community center/mosque two blocks from New York's Ground Zero. By The Journal Star of Peoria, Ill.

AMY GEHRT: Fear Iran’s program - In another display of outright defiance, Iran is announcing plans to build 10 new uranium enrichment sites inside protected mountain strongholds. The news ratchets up an already-tense situation in the Mideast, and leaves the world in no doubt how Iran feels about the international community’s efforts to get Tehran to curb its nuclear program.


MAKING CENTS: Don't buy a home as 'investment' - When my parents bought their first family home in the 1970s, the house was a place to live. I was in high school at the time and was keenly aware of their search, the amount that they could spend and their burning desire to have a place to call their own. Nowhere in the discussion was the word investment. Back then, most people bought a home to secure a place for the family to grow and learn the lessons of life. By John P. Napolitano.