GateHouse News Service national budget 3.15.12

GateHouse News Service national budget 3.15.12

 

Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

 

 

ON GHNEWSROOM.COM

 

STORY IDEAS: Spring story ideas, products, callouts on GateHouse News Service
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x872941653/Spring-story-ideas-products-callouts-on-GateHouse-News-Service

 

POLL IDEA: Poll question idea: Will you buy the new iPad?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x872941081/Poll-question-idea-Will-you-buy-the-new-iPad

 

DESIGN HOUSE: 6 things to know about hiring for GateHouse Media's Design Houses
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/gatehouse-news-insider/x503115677/6-things-to-know-about-hiring-for-GateHouse-Medias-Design-Houses

 

 

NICHE

 

NASCAR PAGE: Sprint Cup surprises
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x299874836/Weekly-Nascar-page-Sprint-cup-surprises

 

NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x453928073/NCAA-Tournament-Mens-Div-I-bracket

 

NCAA PREVIEW PAGE: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1413596316/NCAA-page-Week-1

 

SPRING SPORTS QUARTER PAGE: With space for coupons or business-card-size ads
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1785619069/Spring-sports-4-reasons-to-get-into-the-game

 

SPRING PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x698056863/Reader-callout-Spring-photos

 

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

 

MARCH RADARFROG PAGE: The guy's guide to prom
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1160493120/March-RadarFrog-Guys-Guide-to-Prom

 

RIDES: Our spring vehicles guide looks at new trucks, convertibles, motorcycles, RVs and boats
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1055697213/RIDES-Spring-2012-recreational-vehicle-guide

 

SPRING BREAK PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1952952971/Reader-callout-Spring-break-photos

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY QUARTER PAGE: Seasonal savings layout with business-card ad spots
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1882850594/St-Patricks-Day-4-Ways-To-Go-Green

 

 

THE STREET

 

Apple Breaks $600 Barrier
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1617892151/Apple-Breaks-600-Barrier

 

Cisco Nabs NDS for $5B, Eyes Video Dollars
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x770709384/Cisco-Nabs-NDS-for-5B-Eyes-Video-Dollars

 

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

 

 

LIFESTYLES

 

MARKETTA GREGORY: Veterans always need our thanks and support - Our veterans may be out of harm's way. They may have made it safely home. But they still need our prayers and they deserve our thanks for a lifetime of service. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2112950261/Marketta-Gregory-Veterans-always-need-our-thanks-and-support

 

FAMILY MATTERS: Take your child from rude to respectful - Diana Boggia has some suggestions to teach children to listen the first time, develop a closer bond, and respond politely. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1907508094/Family-Matters-Take-your-child-from-rude-to-respectful

 

BULLYING BULLETIN BOARD: Get ready to feel some more anxiety about bullying - Two important documentaries are out this month: “Speak Up,” on Cartoon Network, and the documentary “Bully,” which will be released at the end of March. Both films play a very important role in sensitizing people to the pain endured by bullying victims and in helping those victims feel heard by others. But it’s also true that watching such media can make parents – even those whose children haven’t been bullied – feel more anxiety over the topic. Let’s consider what actions parents can take, and some ways to reframe this issue that might put it in perspective. By Dr. Elizabeth Englander, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x872941605/Bullying-Bulletin-Board-Get-ready-to-feel-some-more-anxiety-about-bullying

 

RELIGION NEWS: US is world's No. 1 destination for Christian migrants -- weekly Religion News with a new study on international migration and religion, "Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven" by T.D. Jakes and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x503117449/Religion-News-US-is-world-s-No-1-destination-for-Christian-migrants

 

FRANK MULLIGAN: Timing is everything -- Well, you could move to Wake Island. They don’t observe daylight saving time there. Or Arizona. But it doesn’t have to be that drastic. Try getting some extra exercise, taking a hot shower and getting to bed a little earlier. That’ll put the bounce back into your circadian rhythm. Wicked Local Plymouth (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1612622943/Frank-Mulligan-Timing-is-everything

 

GEORGE LITTLE: 'Ten Differences Between Cats and Dogs' by Dr. Karen Becker -- Dogs can learn basic commands, such as “come,” fairly quickly. In Becker’s words, “cats can be impossible to train.” The differences between the two species are far more pronounced than Becker lets on. Both are popular with pet owners who are passionate and even fanatic. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1907513207/George-Little-Ten-Differences-Between-Cats-and-Dogs-by-Dr-Karen-Becker

 

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

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

STAY TUNED: 'Shark Tank' revives the American dream one deal at a time - So I have this idea for a business. … OK, not really, but after watching “Shark Tank,” I'm inspired to think of something. The last time I was inspired by a television show I was watching an operation on “Boston Med” that was straight out of science fiction. On that show, a patient was getting a new face. On “Shark Tank,” the participants haven't suffered the same level of loss, but the stakes feel almost as high because they are also seeking something new. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x453928882/Stay-Tuned-Shark-Tank-revives-the-American-dream-one-deal-at-a-time

 

FARR SIDE: Is Simon Cowell losing his X-factor? - Simon Cowell may have lost what gave him that X-factor. I never thought the day would come. At one time, no star would have turned down the chance to work with him. Now, big names tell him “no” on a daily basis. By David T Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x503118694/The-Farr-Side-Is-Simon-Cowell-losing-his-X-factor
* Facebook/poll idea: Ask readers if they think Cowell is culturally relevant anymore.

 

BOOK NOTES: 'Oath of Office,' by Michael Palmer - Michael Palmer, author of very readable medical thrillers, has turned out another diverting page-turner. Palmer is a physician who, besides writing and speaking, is associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society Physician Health Services. His work helps physicians who suffer mental illness, physical illness, behavior issues and chemical dependency. By Rae Francoeur, Cape Ann, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1612622776/Book-Notes-Oath-of-Office-by-Michael-Palmer
* Facebook idea: Ask fans to share their thoughts on Palmer’s book.

 

PETER CHIANCA: Peter Chianca: Recent music releases worth your time and money -- Tennis, Craig Finn, Leonard Cohen and Josh Ritter all make our list of recent releases worth your time and money. Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x503118910/Peter-Chianca-Recent-music-releases-worth-your-time-and-money

 

PETER CHIANCA: Leland Sundries, ‘The Foundry EP’ -- Is there a more literate band out there right now than Leland Sundries? On its new EP, “The Foundry” (L'Echiquier Records), the Brooklyn-based combo led by Nick Loss-Eaton continues what it started on 2010’s “The Apothecary,” weaving a striking series of descriptions and turns of phrase that’s as potent as it is mesmerizing. Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1612622988/Peter-Chianca-Leland-Sundries-The-Foundry
* Facebook idea: What are your favorite newly released albums?

 

PETER CHIANCA: Lee Rocker, ‘Night Train to Memphis’ -- Brian Setzer may get all the press, but Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker has been quietly amassing his own impressive body of work — his latest, “Night Train to Memphis” (Upright Records), is of a piece with tributes like Setzer’s “Rockabilly Riot” and Chris Isaak’s “Beyond the Sun.” Wicked Local North of Boston (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x503118913/Peter-Chianca-Lee-Rocker-Night-Train-to-Memphis

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

 

 

OPINIONS

 

GRANLUND CARTOON: Missteps in Afghanistan -- Dave Granlund on the U.S. in Afghanistan. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1907513203/Granlund-cartoon-Missteps-in-Afghanistan

 

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Catherine Greig's plea tee -- O'Mahoney on Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of notorious fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger. Greig pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive and two counts of identity theft. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x503118884/OMahoney-cartoon-Catherine-Greigs-plea-tee

 

KENT BUSH: Mitt Romney can't be all things to all people -- I’m sure none of the Republican candidates are happier to leave the South than Mitt Romney. Romney sounded like a “Saturday Night Live” parody of himself as he tried time and again to relate to Goober and his buddies in Mississippi and Alabama. Kent Bush/ Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1267472841/Kent-Bush-Mitt-Romney-cant-be-all-things-to-all-people

 

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

 

 

BUSINESS

 

MAKING CENTS: When to buy long-term-care insurance - The statistics on baby boomers and longevity are widely available. We are living longer, medical science can keep us alive longer, and therefore we should expect that more and more of the people that we know will suffer from the consequences of a catastrophic long-term health problem. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x299882148/Making-Cents-When-to-buy-long-term-care-insurance

 

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