GateHouse News Service National Budget
3/22/12
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
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NOTE: GateHouse News Service will syndicate some carousel items to your sites this week:
    -- Saturday after 7 p.m. CDT, an item on results of the Louisiana primary elections
    -- Monday, an item on rising gas prices and how to find the best prices in your area

Questions? Contact Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com


On GHNewsroom.com

NEWSROOM TEST: GH New England tests online police scanners
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1231827414/GateHouse-Media-New-England-test-online-police-scanners

CONTESTS: Story ideas and 4 things to know about GateHouse contests
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x394116012/Story-ideas-and-4-things-to-know-about-GateHouse-contests

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Niche

DISASTER PREP QUARTER PAGE: 5 ways to be ready for nasty weather
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1231827542/Disaster-Preparedness-5-Ways-To-Be-Ready

NASCAR PAGE: Great expectations for Dale Jr.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1831801957/Weekly-Nascar-page-Great-expectations

OUTDOOR LIVING: How to introduce kids to fishing, tips for turkey season, prepare now for the fall hunt
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x872945064/Spring-2012-Outdoor-Living-magazine-Family-fishin

APRIL FAMILY: Simple and cheap spring activities for the family, making the most of your next road trip, an organic dinner recipe for Earth Day
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x299883316/April-Family-magazine-Spring

OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND PAGE: For the National Association of Realtors' nationwide event April 28-29
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x503119360/Nationwide-Open-House-Weekend-9-tips-on-attending-open-houses

SPRING HOME & GARDEN: Tips for the first-time vegetable gardener, upgrade ideas for your floors and bath, dozens of landscaping tips
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x570354608/Spring-2012-Home-Garden-magazine


The Street

PRICELINE: How Priceline.com could hit $1,000 -- Online travel company priceline.com is up 50% since the year started. Some believe the stock could hit $1,000 per share. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x221200717/How-Priceline-com-Could-Hit-1-000

ZYNGA: Zynga expands, buys Draw Something maker -- Zynga purchased the maker of the popular social-networking game, Draw Something for a reported $200 million. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x221200473/Zynga-Expands-Buys-Draw-Something-Maker

HP: PC/printer merger no silver bullet: analysts -- HP's decision to merge its PC and printer divisions is hardly a profit-laden silver bullet, say analysts. By James Rogers, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1450085377/HP-PC-Printer-Merger-No-Silver-Bullet-Analysts

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


Lifestyles

RELIGION NEWS: Is religious freedom under attack? -- weekly Religion News with new research on whether Americans feel religious liberty is under attack, "If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus" by Philip Gulley and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1631645045/Kent-Bush-Liberty-can-withstand-rational-gun-regulation

MARKETTA GREGORY: Decorate with inspirational words - I never met my great-granddad, but I know his fiddle. I grew up with it sitting on a shelf in our living room. Next to it always hung a picture that told how a master musician could take an old, discarded instrument and make beautiful music. It was a reference to how our broken lives become glorious in God’s hands. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x587881124/Marketta-Gregory-Decorate-with-inspirational-words

FAMILY MATTERS: Child sucking his thumb? Break the habit - Thumb sucking is a very tough habit to break. The American Dental Association writes that children often suck their thumbs when feeling tired or insecure, so it is helpful to focus on correcting the root problem whenever possible. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1704640070/Family-Matters-Child-sucking-his-thumb-Break-the-habit

FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Warm up before taking a swing in golf -- Professional golfers, as with any other professional athlete, have a pre-game warmup routine to prepare their bodies to begin playing at peak performance. The recreational player is often running from the car to the clubhouse to check in, then dashing off to the first tee. Tara Orton/ MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1231829470/Flexible-Fitness-Warm-up-before-taking-a-swing-in-golf

GLUTEN-FREE COOKING: Cooking gluten-free? Here's how to eat what you like -- Alicia Chappell of Jacksonville, Ill., was diagnosed with celiac disease two weeks before her 16th birthday. It meant she couldn’t eat foods that contain gluten, a protein found primarily in wheat, barley, rye and some types of oats. Kathryn Rem/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x271614929/Cooking-gluten-free-Heres-how-to-eat-what-you-like
*Callout idea: Send us your gluten-free recipes.

DR. JEFF HERSH: Even singles can get mono -- Q: My daughter developed a fever, sore throat and was feeling very run down. We saw her pediatrician, and she said my daughter has mono. She does not have a boyfriend, so how can she have gotten this kissing disease? MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1631645048/Dr-Jeff-Hersh-Even-singles-can-get-mono

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Has Google replaced Mom and Dad? -- An added bonus is that they are learning from Mom or Dad. It is a bonding experience. Is this intrusion into parental territory Google’s fault? Not really. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x271614912/Dr-Murray-Feingold-Has-Google-replaced-Mom-and-Dad

TRADING POST: A pair of soup recipes to savor -- Who knew there were so many soup recipes? When the Trading Post asked readers for tried-and-true soup recipes, we received a bunch of them –– and they all look delicious. Kathryn Rem/
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1581726257/Trading-Post-A-pair-of-soup-recipes-to-savor

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


Entertainment

HUNGER GAMES REVIEW: Movie review: 'The Hunger Games' satisfies with intelligent social commentary - If you are of the mind that “The Hunger Games” is nothing more than the latest fodder for love-struck teenage girls, you couldn’t be more wrong. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x271613484/Movie-review-The-Hunger-Games-satisfies-with-intelligent-social-commentary

HUNGER GAMES QUIZ: Think you know ‘Hunger Games’? Take this quiz - The quiz, based on Suzanne Collins' book, might not be as difficult as winning the Hunger Games. But some of the questions rely on trivia from the text, and these are designed to be challenging. By Mary Colurso/The Birmingham News.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x872944909/Think-you-know-Hunger-Games-Take-this-quiz

HUNGER GAMES FACTS: 12 things to know about ‘The Hunger Games’ - Whether you need a refresher on “The Hunger Games” or have never read the books, we’ve got you covered. Here are 12 things to know about “The Hunger Games.” By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x299889599/12-things-to-know-about-The-Hunger-Games

STAY TUNED: 'GCB' - everything's meaner in Texas - If television has taught us anything about female friendships, it's that they're often sweet on the outside and tart on the inside (“Real Housewives” anyone?). ABC's new comedy, the oddly titled “GCB,” plays off this idea with an added dose of religion and Texas swagger. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x503111176/Stay-Tuned-GCB-everythings-meaner-in-Texas
* This show and Kristen Chenoweth have been trending lately, so post a link to this story on your Facebook page, and ask fans what they think of the show.

FARR SIDE: Time for a little Fun - What might you get if you could blend the talents of All-American Rejects, Don McLean, Queen and Weezer? I don’t know exactly, but the result could be Fun. Fun is where it’s at right now. The rock trio is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week with a Freddie Mercury-esque anthem “We Are Young.” That’s impressive considering the single was released more than six months ago. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x738244318/The-Farr-Side-Time-for-a-little-Fun

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Stand-your-ground laws. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x271615158/Granlund-cartoon-Stand-your-ground-laws
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they think stand-your-ground laws like the one in Florida are basically an invitation to murder.

ALLISON B HUDSON: Why is justice not served in Trayvon Martin case? - By now we all have heard about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, 28, in Sanford, Fla. If not, let me explain it to you. Last month, Zimmerman claimed he was out on a Neighborhood Watch patrol when he saw a suspicious black youth walking in the neighborhood and phoned 911. The 911 dispatcher advised Zimmerman to stay in his car but he approached Martin and shot him in the chest. By Allison B. Hudson, Donaldson, La.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x271615227/Allison-B-Hudson-Why-is-justice-not-served-in-Trayvon-Martin-case
* This is a big story, especially on social media. Take advantage of that and link to the column from your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

KENT BUSH: Liberty can withstand rational gun regulation -- Why was Trayvon Martin suspicious? He was young and black. As the father of a young black person, I would like for people who are obviously unstable to be closely scrutinized before being sold a gun they could use to shoot my son because he purchased an Arizona Iced Tea and some Skittles before returning to his home. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1631645045/Kent-Bush-Liberty-can-withstand-rational-gun-regulation
*Poll idea: Do you think we need more gun regulation?

BENJAMIN WACHS: People choose morality only when it's convenient -- This week, newspapers across the country refused to run a "Doonesbury" comic strip about Texas’ law requiring women who seek abortions to undergo a sonogram that involves vaginal penetration. They said the comic was offensive. I’m just curious: If a comic describing the law is offensive, doesn’t that make the law even more so?Messenger Post (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1581726294/BENJAMIN-WACHS-People-choose-morality-only-when-its-convenient

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


Sports

PAUL JANNACE: Paul Jannace: Jets made a mistake with Tim Tebow trade - The New York?Jets made a big mistake, then almost got rescued before making the same big mistake a few hours later. It’s understandable the Jets chased after Peyton Manning despite being committed to Mark Sanchez, but now they’re inviting a circus atmosphere they don’t really want infecting the team. Drew Stanton was already signed to be the Jets’ backup quarterback, but now add Tim Tebow to the mix and you have a mess. By Paul Jannace, Wellsville, NY.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x1231829927/Paul-Jannace-Jets-made-a-mistake-with-Tim-Tebow-trade
* Poll/Facebook idea: Ask readers if they think the Jets should have traded for Tebow.

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