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Niche

KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Remembering the Challenger explosion and teacher Christa McAuliffe

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: Playoff previews for New York, Chicago, national readerships

BRIDE MAGAZINE: Winter/spring edition has dozens of trends in wedding gowns, bridal showers and bachelor/bachelorette parties, plus what to expect from April's royal wedding

HEALTHY LIVING: Our winter edition has articles on fitness trends for 2011, getting in shape to run and indoor air quality.

TAX PREP PAGE: How the new tax bill affects you

WINTER WEIGHT PAGE: Slim down with 10 tips on diet, exercise

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PAGE: Key dates toward Dr. King's goal

2011's niche schedule


News

HAITI EARTHQUAKE: One year later -- A year to the day after the tragic Haiti earthquake, Friends of the Children of Haiti is offering medical care, food and assistance to help build a better life for Haitians.  By Josh Bradshaw/ Pekin (Ill.) Daily Times

MLK DAY CONTENT: Cartoons, columns and pages for the Monday holiday

ARIZONA SHOOTINGS CONTENT: Click the link below to go to our package on the Arizona shooting rampage. We have resources, images, a video playlist, breakouts and more. We'll be adding links as new content comes in.


Lifestyles

KITCHEN CALL: Stuffed baked potatoes, popovers and country bean soup -- Every cook can improve. Recently, I made some improvements in a few favorites. Not all on purpose. My popovers improved purely by chance. Here are the recipes. By Linda Bassett/ Wicked Local (Boston)

LOSE WEIGHT: Tips that work for losing holiday weight -- Whether you keep a strict exercise routine or have made a New Year's resolution to begin a healthy lifestyle, here are some safe and healthy ways to shed that extra weight from the holidays. By Sara Browning/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Localization tip: Interview dietitians and health professionals in your area and include their weight-loss tips.
* Callout idea: What diet have you tried that does or doesn't work?

ELIZABETH DAVIES: Looking back on memorable interviews -- With the onset of January, I began my 13th year as a journalist. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing people whose stories I am still thinking about long after their articles hit the paper. The amazing thing about life is that everyone has a story to tell. Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
* Callout idea: Have you ever been interviewed for or quoted in a newspaper?

REV. ED SCHNEIDER: Praising God not an option nor obligation -- God is to be praised not just in His sanctuary built by human hands, but in all we do and toward all we interact with. If you're embarrassed to praise God openly, fervently and with honest sincerity, the uncomfortable truth is you don't know God at all. Oak Ridge, Tenn.

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Christianity and holistic health - Typically, the quest for health is done through diet and exercise. With its physical focus, a smaller dress size would equal happiness to many. But unresolved emotional and psychological issues are saboteurs to success, compounded by a lack of spirituality. Scriptures and psychological insights offer a roadmap to wellness, which begins with changing one’s heart, according to the Rev. Dr. Mary Louise Gifford. By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.

LOOKING UP: Why we need constellations - Most satisfying is being able to look up at the night sky and find some familiarity. Rather than a haphazard host of stars, for thousands of years people have been connecting with the sky by connecting the stars in recognizable patterns, called constellations. By Peter Becker, Hawley (Pa.) News Eagle.

ASK THE VET: Can people medicine work on pets? - My dog must have eaten something that upset his system, and he needs to frequently go out to the bathroom. Can I give him Pepto Bismol or something else I have at home to help calm his system? Q&A with Dr. Ray Cahill, North Shore (Mass.) Sunday.

WOOD ON WORDS: Stringing together some related terms - How about these for examples of the quirkiness of our language: A “strongman” isn’t necessarily male, and a “weak sister” doesn’t have to be female. By Barry Wood, Rockford Register Star.


Entertainment

GREEN HORNET: Movie review: 'Green Hornet' doesn't fly - It’s refreshing to see actors take roles outside their comfort zone. But a slimmed-down Seth Rogen going from the fat funnyman to vigilante crime fighter in “The Green Hornet” is a risk without reward. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.

LEAVING REVIEW: Movie review: ‘Leaving’ may leave you empty - Kristin Scott Thomas may be smart, rich and beautiful, but, fellas, don’t go near her. The lady is trouble, and I blame Hugh Grant. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

DILEMMA REVIEW: Movie review: The horns of this ‘Dilemma’ leave painful scars - Like a cold slap in the face, Ron Howard’s would-be farce, “The Dilemma,” awakens you to the dreaded fact that the gilded season of Oscar-contenders is rapidly giving way to the January dumps. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

FARR SIDE: Golden Globes a preview of Oscars - The Oscar race is on, but before we learn the nominees, we must see who takes home the Golden Globes. Typically, the Globes signal who likely takes home an Oscar. By David T. Farr, Sturgis, Mich.
* Localization tip: Do a poll that asks readers to guess the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture.

DEER TICK: Deer Tick frontman is feasting on new blood - It’s been a strong two years for John McCauley, the leader of the Providence,R.I.-based indie folk band Deer Tick. During that time, there were two highly regarded albums (2009’s “Born on Flag Day” and 2010’s “The Black Dirt Sessions”), a widening national audience, and McCauley’s exchange of wedding vows with Nikki Darlin of Those Darlins. By Chad Berndtson, The Patriot Ledger.

CHERISE SINCLAIR: An interview with bestselling author Cherise Sinclair - Cherise Sinclair novels held four of the spots in a top 10 list for 2009. Very few writers will ever be able to achieve such a feat. To do so, an author must not only write superbly, but also captivate an audience willing to make not one, but repeated purchases of the author’s work. By DA Kentner, Freeport (Ill.) Journal-Standard.

NEW TV COLUMN: Stay Tuned: A few New Year's resolutions for TV executives - Television executives should resolve to do a few things for me. After all, I give it many hours of my week and it gives me “Animal Hoarding.” So in the spirit of new beginnings, here are a few resolutions that television executives can make to improve my time spent with the small screen. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS columnist.
* Localization tip: Ask readers what TV shows they would want to see less of or more of.


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute - unfinished work. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Flood of foreclosures. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

CONROY CARTOON: Violence in Mexico. By Bob Conroy, GHNS cartoonist.

EDITORIAL: Changing the tone on both sides -- Mark Udall, D-Colo., is suggesting Congress members drop the tradition of sitting by party at the State of the Union speech. Separated by an aisle leads to the scene of one side standing and wildly applauding while the other side sits stone-faced, a sight Udall calls "unbecoming of a serious institution." The MetroWest Daily News (Boston)
* Poll idea: Do you think it will be better if Republicans and Democrats sit scattered at the State of the Union speech, or with their own party?

BENJAMIN WACHS: America must keep its word - Too often, America has made promises — to first responders, to soldiers, to government workers — that it no longer finds convenient to stand behind. By Benjamin Wachs, Messenger Post, N.Y.

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Saying sacrifices are needed, Republicans trim millions from their tips to wait staff, paperboys - House Republicans on Tuesday said they would reduce what they pay for babysitters, wait staff and paperboy gratuities, and pet food to further underscore their commitment to slashing nonsecurity discretionary spending across the board. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest Daily News.

DAN MAC ALPINE: Martin Luther King’s words tragically relevant - Dan Mac Alpine looks at the rhetoric Martin Luther King Jr. offered this country and contrasts it with much of today's speech that uses violence as a metaphor. By Dan Mac Alpine, Ipswich, Mass.

JARED OLAR: Turning tables in the Arizona blame game -- The worst left-wing extremist rhetoric has come from President Barack Obama himself — worst because it comes from the president, who should set a dignified tone. Instead, he’s given us comments such as, “If (the Republicans) bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” “Punch back twice as hard,” and “We’re gonna punish our enemies.” Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)


Business

ERIC P. BLOOM: Working with the finance department - Companies are in the business of making money. Guess who counts it. You got it, it’s the finance department. They also measure your department’s finances, and you will be judged on their measurements. The key to working effectively with finance people is to understand their world. After all, your department’s financial health is a key component of good management. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS columnist.


Sports

PAUL JANNACE: More NFL upsets coming this weekend? - If nothing else, Rex Ryan and Antonio Cromartie have done one thing — overshadowed the fact that there are three other NFL playoff games this weekend. The New York Jets’ attempt to upset the rival New England Patriots is the final of four Divisional playoff games. By Paul Jannace, Wellsville (N.Y.) Daily Reporter.
* Localization tip: Do a poll that asks readers who they think will win the games and/or the Super Bowl.