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WAKE UP CALL!: How should politicians use Twitter?
APME NEWSTRAIN: Follow the training today and tomorrow in D.C.
KIDZBUZZ: March is Women's History Month
SPRING CALLOUT: For readers' seasonal photos
NASCAR PAGE: Bristol 101
SPRING CAR CARE: What you need to know to get the best resale value, on buying insurance and more
EARTH DAY CALLOUT: Ask for kids' Earth drawings
APRIL FAMILY: With features on getting the most miles out of the family car, dog obedience training and recycling old electronics
DIANA BOGGIA: Development in a child occurs quickly - Your baby can see objects from 8 to 15 inches in front of him and can focus briefly on moving objects as far as 3 feet away. He prefers black and white or high-contrast patterns, as opposed to pastels. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
LOOKING UP: Leo, the king of spring - If you’ve never seen a lion leaping, tonight is your chance, should skies be clear. This virtual king of beasts is none other than the constellation Leo the lion. Predominant in the spring evening sky, Leo is already making its appearance as the spring equinox arrives March 20. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
EASY RECIPE: Cupcakes Glas (Green) -- Even though St. Patrick’s day has come and gone, you can still enjoy green foods that might bring about the luck of the Irish. Cupcakes Glas (Irish for green) fill the bill nicely and make a welcome gift for your office. Jim Hillibish/ Canton (Ohio) Rep
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers' Writers: ‘The sizzle’ of author Margie Church - Margie Church’s website describes her writing best: “Romance With SASS – Suspense, Angst, Seductive Sizzle.” There isn’t a topic within romance Margie isn’t afraid to confront with rose petals, champagne and stilettos. From “Awakening Allaire” with its white-collar crime, kidnapping and murder, to the erotic vampires of “Love Bites,” Margie weaves intricate tales that will be around for decades to come. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
* Localization tip: You can do a reader callout asking readers to name their favorite books.
‘PAUL’ REVIEW: Movie review: 'Paul' is a foul-mouthed but endearing alien - Ah, another one of those science-fiction-nerd-meets-an-alien movie. Better yet, call it a science-fiction road trip buddy comedy, with an alien thrown in. Fans of that kind of thing are in for a real treat here. It’d be even better if you’re a fan of the British duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who costarred in “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” Most important, you’ve got to go at “Paul” with no preconceived notions about the sometimes insufferable Seth Rogen; this time out, he gets it just right. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tip: You can do a poll asking readers which is their favorite alien movie of all time. You decide which make the list.
‘LIMITLESS’ REVIEW: Movie review: Provocative ‘Limitless’ has its limits - The premise of the thought-provoking action-thriller “Limitless” has unlimited potential. It’s a delicious sell-your-soul-to-the-devil predicament involving a black market super drug that allows the recipient to tap into every ounce of their brainpower. Limitless riches and glory are guaranteed to follow. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
‘JANE EYRE’ REVIEW: Movie review: Retelling of classic 'Jane Eyre' elevated by winning performances - If you’re going to take on the needless task of creating the 28th – yes, 28th – film version of Charlotte Bronte’s romantic classic “Jane Eyre,” by god, you’d better make it good, if not memorable. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
MOVIE REVIEW: McConaughey plays a hotshot attorney in ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ -- At first glance, you might assume the film is a biopic about Abraham Lincoln during his barrister years. Or perhaps a film about an attorney in Lincoln, Neb. Actually, it’s about a lawyer who runs his practice out of a Lincoln Town Car. Bob Tremblay/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
MOVIE REVIEW: Mia Wasikowska wise beyond her years in 'Jane Eyre' -- Mia Wasikowska remains unfazed by what life has thrown at her. In fact, she invites even more adversity –– as long as the parts are as juicy as the ones she’s experienced in “The Kids Are All Right,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “In Treatment” and her latest bit of self-flagellation, “Jane Eyre.” Al Alexander/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
ALBUM REVIEWS: ’90s revivalism rules late-winter album releases - Ed McMenamin reviews Yuck and J. Mascis. By Ed McMenamin, Pekin, Ill.
MUSIC SCENE: Here Come the Mummies stick to their story, music -- Here Come the Mummies insist on “remaining in character” for interviews. They have established a name in the South and Midwest with sizzling live shows and a string of solid albums. They also received bigger exposure when the 2009 movie, “Fired Up,” used their music on the soundtrack. Jay N. Miller/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
* Localization tip: Find out if this band is touring near your area. If so, include the time, date, location and ticket prices.
BRITT CARTOON: A nuclear tsunami. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Senators call for no-flight zone to keep radioactive plume from reaching U.S. - Despite skepticism from climate and nuclear scientists, influential officials from both political parties on Thursday called for the United States to carve out a no-flight zone to prevent the radioactive plume released from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station from reaching United States air space. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
JARED OLAR: Political sex scandals are now commonplace -- Back in the day, divorce and adultery were career-ending scandals for elected officials. And, generally speaking, anyone contemplating a bid for public office who had such scandals in his past would be unelectable.
Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
* Poll idea: Do you think a politician who commits adultery should resign from office?
ERIC P. BLOOM: Employee training - who needs what - It’s been my experience that most companies agree that training is an important component of workforce productivity, talent management, employee morale and company competitiveness. The questions arise over what type of training to provide, who gets it and how much company time and money can be used to procure it. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.