GateHouse News Service National Budget 1.13.12
GateHouse News Service National Budget 1.13.12
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WAKE-UP CALL: Should Mattel offer a bald Barbie?
BEST OF THE DAY: Blog post draws thousands of page views
FEBRUARY FAMILY: Pick the best dog for your family, motivate students to succeed, a Valentine's recipe
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PAGE: 5 things to know about Dr. King's new monument
2012 JOBS OUTLOOK PAGES: On the changing workplace, industries in demand
SUPER BOWL QUARTER PAGE LAYOUT: 4 facts on the big game
SUPER BOWL RECIPES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1409895415/Reader-callout-Super-Bowl-recipes
WINTER HEALTHY LIVING: Dealing with chronic pain, eating disorders after 40, a safer medicine cabinet
BRIDE: Dress trends, the latest cake toppers, sorting out family issues
PayPal Not Banking on NFC Technology
Why You Should Google Yourself Today
RIM Sale Rumors Swirl Again
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SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Visit those in prison - Last year my career goals went kablooey and I had no plan B. Let’s just say I felt so low the ants could pee on me. I needed an antidote to discouragement, a bold (but doable) challenge. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
SAELEN GHOSE: Booting up for the new year - After a long, restful vacation I feel like one of those old Internet providers — the kind you’d dial in, then go make tea and read the paper before it finally connected. It always takes a while for me to “boot up” for the new year. But my kids, even longer. By Saelen Ghose, MetroWest, Mass.
LOOKING UP: Enjoying Orion’s star-studded belt - Step out the next clear night, in mid-January about 9 p.m., face south and look about halfway up. Bursting forth from the dark of night is the glorious stars of Orion, one of the most recognized and celebrated constellations of the entire heavens. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
WOOD ON WORDS: Janitors, jeeps and Jumbo the elephant - The term “jerry-built” is often mashed up with “jury-rigged” to produce “jerry-rigged,” and both “jerry” terms mean “built poorly, of poor materials.” But “jerry-rigged” is not recognized (yet) in Webster’s. By Barry Wood, Rockford, Ill.
KITCHEN CALL: ‘Another’ Braised Short Rib Recipe -- It’s the depths of winter, and a special occasion to football fans, so a heaping bowl of mashed potatoes, goes nicely, or as the Beard suggests, hot buttered egg noodles. Linda Bassett/ North Shore Sunday (Mass.)
GARY BROWN: Are they eaves troughs or gutters? -- When I walked into the home store, I asked for those long nails that hold eaves troughs up. “You mean gutters?” a man working for the store asked. Canton (Ohio) Repository
FEMALE AMERICA: Two cyclists travel cross-country to interview female America -- For two young women traveling across America on bicycles, success has become a way of life. Rachel Wiederhoeft, originally from?Wisconsin, and Jessica Barnthouse, originally from Tennessee, met in Boston, Mass., as they were both working as film makers. Charlotte Guedry/ Weekly Citizen (La.)
MEGAN TILK: The roller coaster of a car wash -- The car wash place was a full-service automatic type. I couldn't get out and wash my own car if I wanted to, which I kind of did. But I got in line with other 423,987,429 vehicles (OK, so I exaggerate) awaiting their turn. Boonville Daily News (Mo.)
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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Catching up with Poppet - The first interview GateHouse News Service published of mine was with enigmatic author Poppet, who had recently taken an abrupt turn from writing articles for health digests and released “Darkroom,” an unnerving novel of horror and sadism. The success of “Darkroom” turned a page for Poppet, and I thought it might be fun to check in with her to see what has happened in the 15 months since the book’s release. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
JOYFUL NOISE REVIEW: Movie review: Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton make ‘Joyful Noise’ - “Joyful Noise” opens with a showstopper performance to display its musical assets – Queen Latifah as the no-nonsense Vi Rose and Dolly Parton as the irascible G.G. They’re an unlikely combination, but when they share the screen in song or catfight, they are a sight. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
CARNAGE REVIEW: 'Carnage' takes no prisoners -- With the aptly titled “Carnage,” Roman Polanski stages his version of a caged death match, crowding four of the world’s best fighters –– excuse me: ACTORS! –– into a tiny, enclosed ring, where they ungraciously lash at each other’s throats. Al Alexander/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
IRON LADY REVIEW: 'Iron Lady' a badly wrinkled biopic -- Meryl Streep is great. When isn’t she? But even the foremost performer of our time can’t make palpable Phyllida Lloyd’s account of the foremost female political leader of her day. Al Alexander/ Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
MOVIE MAN: Smart, suspenseful 'Moneyball' not just for sports fans - Sure to be nominated for a few Oscars, “Moneyball” is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. If you’re a baseball fan, you definitely will want to check this one out. And even if you’re not a fan — even if, like my wife, you neither know nor care about baseball — you’ll probably want to watch “Moneyball,” too. It’s that good. By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
READERS GUIDE: ‘Down the Darkest Road’ by Tami Hoag -- Hoping for a fresh start, Lauren and Leah move to lovely Oak Knoll –– but Roland follows them there as well. Tami Hoag returns to Oak Knoll, the town that has had its share of trouble, in "Down the Darkest Road." Susie Stooksbury/ Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
SUDOKU FEBRUARY: Sudoku puzzles 1317-1344 (February puzzles) are now available. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
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GRANLUND CARTOON: Tebow adoration -- Dave Granlund on NFL player Tim Tebow. GHNS
BRITT CARTOON: U.S. Marines showing off their freedom. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
KENT BUSH: Martin Luther King's dream is far from fulfilled - Everyone knows he had a dream. But he had so much more than that. Everyone knows he went to the mountaintop. But that was just one of his stops. Everyone knows he was a civil rights leader. But Martin Luther King Jr. was also a pastor. It just happens that he was called to pastor his flock through the valley of racial injustice. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
LLOYD GARVER: Republicans out-Tebowing each other - This year, like every election year, candidates are scrambling for endorsements, and it doesn't seem to matter who the endorser is. They just want to have a lot of endorsements. For some of them, they seem to have more endorsements than they have votes. And apparently, the big endorsement that they're all hoping for is that of Tim Tebow. By Lloyd Garver, GHNS.
* Poll idea: Ask who readers think Tebow will endorse.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: After Romney win in N.H., GOP voters hope Obama runs as a Republican -- Even as a triumphant Mitt Romney prepared to enter the crucible of South Carolina politics on Wednesday morning, many Republican voters remained ambivalent about the Republican presidential frontrunner and say they are now holding out hope that President Obama will run for their party’s nomination. Wicked Local (Mass.)
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ERIC P BLOOM: Don’t let the corporate nod happen to you - Let me begin by explaining the corporate nod phenomenon. If you have great respect and loyalty for your boss, when he/she comes to you with a new seemingly great idea and asks you to start a new project, you nod, say yes, take on faith that your boss is right, and begin work toward your boss’s new vision. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
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TIM TEBOW: From the field, the Gospel according to Tebow - Last Sunday, church-going NFL fans everywhere took note of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow’s passing yardage in the Broncos’ upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow got 316, a match for John 3:16, the Bible’s best known and most loved verse. (“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”) By Lane Lambert, The Patriot Ledger.
* EMBARGOED UNTIL SATURDAY.
PAUL JANNACE: Saints’ running game can’t be ignored - Looking ahead to NFL divisional weekend. By Paul Jannace, Wellsville, N.Y.
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to pick the winners of this weekend’s games.
HEATHER HARRIS: Sports Illustrated has 'regional' magazines? -- Somehow the discussion came up with a friend of mine, shortly after receiving the magazine, saying that Tom Brady’s mug wasn’t on the cover of all the Sports Illustrated magazines distributed across the country. Wicked Local Canton (Mass.)
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