GateHouse News Service National Budget
2/26/13
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com


At GHNewsroom

STORY IDEA: Is ‘bad’ sleep hurting you?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1433788570/Story-idea-Is-bad-sleep-hurting-you

MULTIMEDIA: Prairie State Outdoors (Springfield, Ill.) offers content for all delivery platforms
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1433788513/Prairie-State-Outdoors-offers-content-for-all-delivery-platforms

BEST OF THE DAY: Reader callout taps into universal habit
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x1433788101/Best-of-the-Day-Reader-callout-taps-into-universal-habit-2-25-13


Niche

NASCAR PAGE: Drivers to watch this season
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1551254581/Weekly-NASCAR-page-Ones-to-watch
-- Also available in Saxo under GHNS Undated

REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK: Tab and broadsheet sections on finding the right house, agent and other resources
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1551253421/2013-Real-Estate-Outlook-section
-- Also available in Saxo under GHNS Undated

KIDZBUZZ: All about primates
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x766870982/Weekly-NIE-page-Primates

ST. PATRICK’S DAY HALF PAGE: Trivia and tidbits on March 17
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x766870058/St-Patricks-Day-2013-half-page-Tidbits-trivia
-- Also available in Saxo under GHNS Undated

SPRING HEALTHY LIVING: With tips on keeping kids safe during spring and summer sports, how to deal with relationships and emotions after a weight loss, and caring for boomers of the "sandwich generation."
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x766869640/Healthy-Living-Spring-2013-Sports-safety
-- Also available in Saxo under GHNS Undated

NATURE PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x766869637/Reader-callout-Nature-photos


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: TV tip-overs a hazard for young children - Weekly family rail, with tips on securing your television, a review of "Escape From Planet Earth" and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x766870715/Family-Time-TV-tip-overs-a-hazard-for-young-children
* 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.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Spice up brunch with fresh ingredients - GateHouse News Service's weekly Food for Thought, with tips on adding fresh produce to brunch, how many servings of whole grains to eat and how to macerate fruit. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1551252573/Food-for-Thought-Spice-up-brunch-with-fresh-ingredients

KITCHEN CALL: Don't pass up this pasta - Back in the 15th century, Italians had not yet discovered the tomato. It was still hiding in the undiscovered Americas. But they had been enjoying pasta for centuries, having created a number of ways to cook and eat it. By Linda Bassett, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x846062070/Kitchen-Call-Dont-pass-up-this-pasta

GARY BROWN: Getting away from sliced bread - When somebody tells you that a new invention is the best thing since sliced bread, be aware that the bread-slicing machine was invented in 1928. Alexander Flemming discovered penicillin that year, so some people might quibble over which we should use as our standard. By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1959346707/Gary-Brown-Getting-away-from-sliced-bread

YARDSMART: Transplanting olive trees - "Olive trees are like antiques. There is a story tied to each one, in this case stories that cover kingdoms rising and falling." These words of a European landscaper applies to the value of old olive trees in Spain. By Maureen Gilmer, Scripps.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1551254596/Yardsmart-Transplanting-olive-trees

BUTTONED UP: The problem with Community-Supported Agriculture - Two years ago right around this time, I was bursting with enthusiasm for my budding skills as a weeknight chef. One of the side effects of my goal to get a healthful homemade dinner on the table each night was that I became increasingly aware of, if not downright alarmed by, the toxins in so many of the foods we consumed. By Sarah Welch, Scripps.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1551254600/Buttoned-Up-The-problem-with-Community-Supported-Agriculture

REINVENTED RAMBLER: A destructive storm generated a reinvented rambler - A thunderstorm with straight-line winds dramatically changed Jen and David Schmeichel's home-improvement plans for their Golden Valley, Minn., rambler. By Lynn Underwood, Scripps.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1551254608/A-destructive-storm-generated-a-reinvented-rambler

HOBBIES: Thank-you magnets will draw praise - In this electronic age, it's not unusual to get invited to a party through the Internet with an e-vite. The RSVP will likely also be a link on which you click. After the party, you could continue the pattern with a "thank you" email, but I'm suggesting you break the cycle and go old-school with a handmade thank you. By Sandi Genovese, Scripps.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1551254616/Hobbies-Thank-you-magnets-will-draw-praise

101 IDEAS: 101 Ideas: Quick tips for organizing bathrooms - Use these tips for bathroom organization to make the most of your bathroom, regardless of its size. By Caren Baginski, Scripps.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1551254654/101-Ideas-Quick-tips-for-organizing-bathrooms

More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Entertainment

BRYAN SINGER: Bryan Singer stays busy with 'Jack the Giant Slayer,' new 'X-Men' movie - Bryan Singer is one of those Hollywood guys who likes to stay busy – really busy. So in the midst of a movie career in which he’s directed the first two “X-Men” movies, he also directed and produced “The Usual Suspects,” “Apt Pupil,” “Superman Returns,” and “Valkyrie.” Any spare time was taken up with Singer’s executive producer duties on the TV show “House.” Now that he’s finished producing and directing “Jack the Giant Slayer,” he’s already at work on “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” He recently spoke about “Jack” during an interview in London. By Ed Symkus, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1551254807/Bryan-Singer-stays-busy-with-Jack-the-Giant-Slayer-new-X-Men-movie

RUNNING MEMOIR: Running as 'a reliable source of joy' - You’ll laugh, and you might cry reading "Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner," by author Jennifer Graham, but you’ll also find yourself being nudged to get out there and run, no matter what shape you’re in. By Nancy Olesin, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/books/x1522328899/Books-Running-as-a-reliable-source-of-joy

More in music and movies at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment


Opinion

GRANLUND CARTOON: Health and hiring. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1551255199/Granlund-cartoon-Health-and-hiring

GRANLUND CARTOON: Ikea meatballs and horses. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1551254828/Granlund-cartoon-Ikea-meatballs-and-horses

JARED OLAR: America in decline, America in retreat - As I write these words, the latest manufactured fiscal crisis threatening the federal government is “the sequester,” the automatic slight decreases in the amount of the massive spending increases that the government plans for this year. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1551254670/Jared-Olar-America-in-decline-America-in-retreat

More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions


Sports

DIAMOND DIRT: Watch baseball and feel warmer - The baseball season officially starts April 1, however, we are just four days away from the start of the World Baseball Classic: A three-week international tournament of baseball stars from around the globe competing for baseball bragging rights. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/sports/x1551255154/Diamond-Dirt-Warm-up-with-some-baseball

More in NASCAR and outdoors at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports