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3/16/12
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

STORY IDEA: Should teacher salaries be tied to test results?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x503120990/Story-idea-Should-teacher-salaries-be-tied-to-test-results

BEST OF THE DAY: ASF teases inside story
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1907514312/Best-of-the-Day-ASF-teases-inside-story-3-15-12

WEBINAR TAKEAWAYS: From The Facebook Project
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x299883334/Takeaways-from-The-Facebook-Project-webinar-now-available


Niche

KIDZBUZZ: Draw the emerging flowers of spring
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1907511059/Weekly-NIE-Page-Spring-scene

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

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

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 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

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

WALL STREET: The 5 dumbest things on Wall Street this week -- Tiffany's Tiff; Coffee's Cold War; John Carter's Collapse; Greece Makes The Grade; Farewell Cruel Goldman. By Gregg Greenberg, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1617892499/The-5-Dumbest-Things-on-Wall-Street-This-Week-March-16

ECONOMY: US economy still vulnerable to new shocks, says Geithner -- Watch the rise in oil prices as the U.S. economy is still vulnerable to shocks, says the Treasury secretary. By Chao Deng, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x770709756/U-S-Economy-Still-Vulnerable-to-New-Shocks-Says-Geithner

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


Lifestyles

HEALTH WATCH: Smartphones making data collection safer, faster -- weekly Health Watch with a new study on using smartphones in the medical field, a health tip from Life Fitness, kids and stair-related injuries and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x503120032/Health-Watch-Smartphones-making-data-collection-faster-safer

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: A spiritual fast is self-revealing - Fasting. I imagine medieval monks wearing hair shirts and somber starvation. I fasted once to prepare for a colonoscopy, and general anesthesia should be offered. My church friends suggested a spiritual fast to commemorate leap year: “Let’s fast from sunup to 5 p.m. and pray toward big dreams.” By Suzette Martinez Standring, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x872934161/Suzette-Martinez-Standring-A-spiritual-fast-is-self-revealing

LOOKING UP: Startling sky sights - Occasionally there are a few sky moments inspiring even the casual earthling to look up beyond his or planetary abode on which we ride. This past week’s conjunction of Venus and Jupiter couldn’t help but gain a big following, the pair glowing bright and so near one another in the western sky after dusk. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1907514314/Looking-Up-Startling-sky-sights
* Localization idea: Ask readers to share their photos of Venus and Jupiter with you on Facebook, and/or to send them to Peter.

JUDI LEAMING: Let your slow cooker do the cooking -- On another day, I browned the ground beef that is called for in the Creamy Beef and Macaroni recipe, assembled the recipe in the Crock-Pot, and we let it cook while we relaxed. You don’t even have to pre-cook the pasta! Could it get much easier? Dover Post (De.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x299884770/Judi-Leaming-Let-your-slow-cooker-do-the-cooking

JUDI LEAMING:A trip to Florida inspiration for coconut recipes -- Quench your taste for summer with the taste of the tropics: Coconuts! Food columnist Judi Leaming offers recipes for French Coconut Pie, Homemade Samoas, and Pepe's Coconut Cream Pie. Dover Post (De.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1907516011/Judi-Leaming-A-trip-to-Florida-inspiration-for-coconut-recipes

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


Entertainment

21 JUMP STREET REVIEW: Movie review: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill are surprisingly amusing in '21 Jump Street' - The big screen reboot of “21 Jump Street,” the series that made Johnny Depp a star, hits theaters today with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum joining forces in an action comedy that sends the two young-looking stars back to high school to crack a drug ring. By Dana Barbuto, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1612623838/Movie-review-Channing-Tatum-Jonah-Hill-are-surprisingly-amusing-in-21-Jump-Street
* Facebook idea: Post and ask fans if they want to see the film, and if they have seen it, to give their mini review.

JEFF REVIEW: Movie review: 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' is moving, entertaining - The Duplass brothers make the humdrum hum with low-key panache, as they consistently find beauty and truth in everyday occurrences that befall an emotionally addled mother - Susan Sarandon - and her two disparate sons - Jason Segal and Ed Helms. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x503119956/Movie-review-Jeff-Who-Lives-at-Home-is-moving-entertaining
* Facebook idea: Post and ask fans if they want to see the film, and if they have seen it, to give their mini review.

UNDEFEATED REVIEW: Movie review: 'Undefeated' will win your heart - What we see transpire is something guaranteed to stick with you for a lifetime. If “Undefeated” doesn’t make you cry, nothing ever will. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1612624113/Movie-review-Undefeated-will-win-your-heart
* Facebook idea: Post and ask fans if they want to see the film, and if they have seen it, to give their mini review.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Reading proponent Dawn Roberto - author Raine Delight - Dawn Roberto hosts the popular Internet chat group Love Romances Café where authors and publishers are free to promote their books, and readers can chat live with those authors. To maintain the integrity of her efforts to promote reading, she created the pseudonym Raine Delight as the author of her own books. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x872934145/The-Readers-Writers-Reading-proponent-Dawn-Roberto-author-Raine-Delight

READERS GUIDE: ‘Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee’ by Hoda Kotb -- Raised in Oklahoma by conservative Egyptian parents, Kotb earned her reporting chops on local TV stations, then she joined the NBC “Dateline” crew and began dodging bullets during overseas assignments in war-torn areas. Susie Stooksbury/ Oak Ridger (Tenn.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x503121215/Readers-Guide-Hoda-How-I-Survived-War-Zones-Bad-Hair-Cancer-and-Kathie-Lee-by-Hoda-Kotb
*Comments idea: What books are you reading right now?

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON:  Newt won't quit  -- Dave Granlund on calls for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the GOP presidential primary race. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x872942747/Granlund-cartoon-Newt-wont-quit

GRANLUND CARTOON: Dave Granlund on Pope Benedict having a cologne created for himself. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x872944222/Granlund-cartoon-Pope-cologne

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: On Encyclopedia Britannica. By O’Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x299882300/OMahoney-cartoon-E-is-for-extinct

PHILIP MADDOCKS: GOP candidates vow to stay in the race until they undo every political advantage their party enjoyed going in - The four candidates still running for the Republican presidential nomination continued to assure supporters this week that they will not stop campaigning until they have eviscerated every political advantage their party enjoyed going into this year’s election. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x1267472984/Philip-Maddocks-GOP-candidates-vow-to-stay-in-the-race-until-they-undo-every-political-advantage-their-party-enjoyed-going-in

ALLISON B HUDSON: When will the violence stop? - With violence consuming our television screens and taking over our newspapers and common conversation, I can’t help but think of solutions. Most of the violence we see is within our younger generation. Yes, violence has been going on for decades, but now it just seems that it is at an all-time high. By Allison B. Hudson, Donaldsonville, La.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1612625242/Allison-B-Hudson-When-will-the-violence-stop

JARED OLAR: How do you say ‘chutzpah’ in Yiddish? -- "Chutzpah (noun): supreme self-confidence; audacity; nerve; gall.” As in: Attempting to deny religious institutions the right to freely exercise their religion, and then when the leaders of said institutions protest, claiming that they are attempting to force everyone to adopt their religion. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x299884408/Jared-Olar-How-do-you-say-chutzpah-in-Yiddish

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


Business

ERIC P BLOOM: Brainstorming - a great root cause analysis tool for managers - This week’s column is my forth of five columns on root cause analysis tools for managers. In the first column I explained root cause analysis as the process of trying to discover the source (or sources) of a specific problem. I then went on to say that in the four weeks that followed I would describe a specific root cause analysis in depth. To date, we have discussed The Five Whys and Root Cause Mapping (RCM). This week we will be discussing Brainstorming. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x587875152/Eric-P-Bloom-Brainstorming-a-great-root-cause-analysis-tool-for-managers

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