GateHouse News Service national budget 7.3.12

GateHouse News Service national budget 7.3.12

 

Contacts:

- Lisa Glowinski is on vacation
- Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

 

 

NOTE: The News & Interactive Division will not be staffed on the Fourth of July. If you have an emergency, please file a ticket with ZenDesk.

 

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

BEST OF THE DAY: Promote your community bloggers
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x749720131/Best-of-the-Day-Promote-your-community-bloggers-7-3-12

 

STORY IDEA: Breaking down July 4 for your readers
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blog/story-ideas/x749719771/Story-idea-Breaking-down-July-4-for-your-readers

 

 

NICHE

 

SUMMER HEALTHY LIVING: Great grilling

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1762346996/Summer-2012-Healthy-Living-magazine-Great-grilling

 

SUMMER VACATION PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x410263494/Reader-callout-Summer-vacation-photos

 

SUMMER OLYMPICS PREVIEW PAGES: Four broadsheet pages on new sports, Team USA athletes to watch, about the venues and more

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1081599946/Summer-Olympics-preview-pages

 

JULY RADARFROG PAGE: Barbecue on a budget

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1884284849/July-RadarFrog-Barbecue-on-a-budget

 

JULY FAMILY: 8 ways to save on summer, how to build a treehouse, simple party food recipes

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x465803217/2012-Family-magazine-Sweet-ways-to-save

 

FOURTH OF JULY PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x438673489/Reader-callout-Fourth-of-July-photos

 

 

THE STREET

 

10 Iconic Products Still Made In America
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x345285782/10-Iconic-Products-Still-Made-In-America

 

The Digital Skeptic: Apple's Big Pay Raise Makes Stock a Big Buy
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x345285784/The-Digital-Skeptic-Apples-Big-Pay-Raise-Makes-Stock-a-Big-Buy

 

More from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC: How to expand your holiday picnic - Does this sound like you: Spend two days preparing a Fourth of July cookout for eight. Then your cousin calls an hour before the start and announces (not asks), “I’m bringing some of my friends along.” Here's some advice. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1873087512/How-to-expand-your-holiday-picnic
* Embargoed until tomorrow.

 

LOST IN SUBURBIA: Happily ever after - “Hey, Mom,” said my daughter. “Was Daddy the first man you ever dated?” I snorted. I thought about the truth and then decided to put it in Disney terms she could understand. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1762344199/Lost-in-Suburbia-Happily-ever-after
* Column is moving early because of the holiday.

 

SUZETTE STANDRING: Foresight, freedom and ospreys - During the week of the Fourth of July, our family makes an escape to Cape Cod. Instant serenity lies on the other side of the Bourne Bridge, and I’m wildly in love with it. Maybe it’s the getaway from routine, the blue hydrangeas and briny air. The sparkling sea along Falmouth Heights sets a mantra on repeat mode in my mind, “Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord!” By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497928641/Suzette-Martinez-Standring-Foresight-freedom-and-ospreys
* Column is moving early because of the holiday.

 

FAMILY TIME: How to protect your pet from the heat - Weekly family rail, tips on pets and heat, a review of “The Girl of Fire and Thorns" and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1762344731/Family-Time-How-to-protect-your-pet-from-the-heat
* 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.

 

PARTY HOSTESS: One party hostess' immutable rules - Anje Bogott has presided over a variety of parties, from entertaining her neighborhood supper club to feeding her son's high-school football teammates to introducing people who are new to the community. By Mary Jane Parks, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497929087/One-party-hostess-immutable-rules

 

101 IDEAS: What to look for when buying a dresser - If you're in the market for a new dresser, expect to shop around a lot. Plan on visiting several stores to get an overall feel for what's out there and what fits your budget. Rest assured that there are deals to be had, but the more you know about the design, quality, finish and construction you should expect for your money, the more likely you are to find one of those deals. Here are some things to consider while shopping. By HGTV/Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497929091/101-Ideas-What-to-look-for-when-buying-a-dresser

 

TOMATOES: 'A pretty tomato comes at a cost in flavor' - There's a reason people crowd the tomato stands at the farmers market. Its diverse and vibrant tomatoes seem to taste better than the perfectly red ones at the supermarket, even if parts of the fruit aren't as ripe as others. By Julie Granka, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497929093/A-pretty-tomato-comes-at-a-cost-in-flavor

 

DEAR MONTY: Ten best tips for homebuyers - Here is a top-10 list I created as a response. I have linked each tip to additional information for you. By heeding these tips and acting them out as you progress through the real estate process, the chances of experiencing a positive outcome magnify exponentially. I hope you find it helpful. By Richard Montgomery, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497929984/Dear-Monty-Ten-best-tips-for-homebuyers

 

HOME STYLE: Three fun, fresh ideas for summer parties - Summer parties -- filling your home with friends and family, eating and drinking and laughing until your sides hurt -- can be addicting. Catch the fever and open your doors to the joy of entertaining. Here are three gorgeous party themes to try. By Mary Carol Garrity, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497930059/Home-Style-Three-fun-fresh-ideas-for-summer-parties

 

ASK THE PLUMBER: Cast-iron bar sinks serve up some great features - Q: We're installing a kitchen island complete with a cook top, serving area, seating area and, of course, a bar sink. We plan on using the island as our main serving area for dinner guests, and really want to make it special. Do you have any suggestions for a bar sink that can add beauty along with practical features for our new kitchen island? By Ed Del Grande, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497930063/Ask-the-Plumber-Cast-iron-bar-sinks-serve-up-some-great-features

 

INTERIORS: Keep summer year-round with a themed bedroom - Some people want to keep summer alive in their homes all year long, and one easy way to do it is to create a bedroom themed for summer. Let's explore how to do it. By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497930071/Interiors-Keep-summer-year-round-with-a-themed-bedroom

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Rack of ribs -- weekly Food for Thought, with tips on grilling ribs, "Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?" by Ina Garten and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x448231509/Food-for-Thought-Rack-of-ribs

 

KITCHEN CALL: A passion for peaches -- Can there ever be too many peaches? I guess they’re like anything else rare and costly: We want it more and are willing to pay the price. Linda Bassett/ Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x1497929927/Kitchen-Call-A-passion-for-peaches

 

DAVID ROBSON: Plants paying price for shallow roots -- Summer’s heat and drought will wreak havoc on plants again — and likely wreak mental havoc on homeowners and gardeners who don’t know better. If you live in the desert or just have succulents in your landscape, you don’t need to worry about temperature and moisture levels. For the rest of us, water is important if we want plants to live. David Robson/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x2102591344/David-Robson-How-to-help-your-plants-survive-the-heat

 

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Nitrates in spinach build muscle strength -- Apparently, the word “finich” is Popeye’s way of saying finish, plus, it rhymes with spinach. And a recent study indicates that Popeye may have known what he was talking about concerning the possibility that spinach can make you stronger. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x1497929944/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Nitrates-in-spinach-build-muscle-strength

 

DR. JEFF HERSH: Keep your family hydrated and healthy -- A: The main function of the human body is to provide oxygen and glucose to the brain. Blood carries this oxygen and glucose and is mostly made from water. So having adequate water in the body is critical for good health. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/health_and_fitness/x1497929951/Dr-Jeff-Hersh-Keep-your-family-hydrated-and-healthy

 

PETER CHIANCA: Where have all the oldies gone? - I can only imagine what Boston radio listeners thought last week when they turned on Oldies 103 with the full expectation of hearing “Brandy” by Looking Glass and instead heard the opening rap of “Starships” by Nicki Minaj. They probably figured the funky sugar cubes they ingested at that Iron Butterfly concert in 1968 were finally catching up with them, like those health class movies always said they would. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1497929096/Peter-Chianca-Where-have-all-the-oldies-gone

 

More in lifestyles at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

SPIDER-MAN REVIEW: Movie review: 'Amazing Spider-Man’ isn't amazing at all - It’s like déjà vu all over again. I speak, of course, of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the purported reincarnation of the marvelous Marvel superhero. But other than recasting and swapping out love interests for the spindly web-slinger, there’s nothing here that wasn’t there 10 years ago in the original “Spider-Man.” By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1446669125/Movie-review-Amazing-Spider-Man-isnt-amazing-at-all
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to give their review of the movie.

 

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include celebrating ice cream, watching “Spider-Man” or another new movie, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/environment/x1497928779/5-Things-to-Do-This-Weekend-July-6-8
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for any big local events (especially in the holiday item), list good places to have a Teddy Bear picnic and ask readers what their favorite ice cream is.

 

More in entertainment at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment

 

 

OPINIONS

 

ANDY GRIFFITH COLUMN: John Dupont: Andy Griffith's legacy is more than just a TV series - We mourn the death today of Andy Griffith. Obituaries will describe him as a TV icon, but his legacy extends far beyond that mundane description. By John Dupont, Gonzales, La.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1497930117/John-Dupont-Andy-Griffiths-legacy-is-more-than-just-a-TV-series

 

KENT BUSH: When talking politics, replace passion with compassion -- Following this health care debate through the Supreme Court ruling last week taught me a lot about my friends. I had no idea how many constitutional scholars I followed on Twitter or shared a Facebook friendship with. They all know exactly where Chief Justice John Roberts went wrong in his ruling. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1497929947/Kent-Bush-When-talking-politics-replace-passion-with-compassion

 

AMY GEHRT: Public evenly split on health care reform -- According to a new CNN poll, 50 percent approve of the Supreme Court’s decision, while 49 percent do not. Yet, when asked about the provisions contained within the Affordable Care Act, 52 percent say they favor most or all of them, compared with 47 percent who oppose most or all of the provisions. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1497930043/Editorial-Founding-Fathers-not-deities

 

EDITORIAL: Founding Fathers, not deities -- Looking back 236 years ago, the Founders’ actions look like inevitable steps in a reasonable progression. It’s good to remember that they were mostly making it up as they went along. They argued principles and practical interests, but when the good of the country depended on moving forward, they compromised. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1497930043/Editorial-Founding-Fathers-not-deities

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: It's hot, very hot. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1497928685/Granlund-cartoon-Its-hot-very-hot

 

More opinions content at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions

 

 

BUSINESS

 

DAVE RAMSEY: No emergency fund means living on the edge - Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on emergency funds, and faith and finances. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x448230219/Dave-Ramsey-No-emergency-fund-means-living-on-the-edge
* Column is moving early because of the holiday.

 

BIZ BITS: Get your finances fit this summer - Weekly business rail, with tips on getting your finances in order, BBB advice on preparing finances before a wedding, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x448230105/Biz-Bits-Get-your-finances-fit-this-summer
* File is moving early because of the holiday. … Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

 

MAKING CENTS: Several tax increases loom in 2013 - The Affordable Health Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has been the news most read by Americans in the past week. But beyond the fact that the Supreme Court found it was not unconstitutional to levy a new tax to help pay for mandated health insurance, there are other taxes ready to be levied on Jan. 1. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1497929971/Making-Cents-Several-tax-increases-loom-in-2013

 

More in business at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business