GateHouse News Service National Budget
5/21/12
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

BEST OF THE DAY: Siftings (Ark.) Herald uses Warrior Dash to sport multimedia skills
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/best-of-the-day/x358784976/Best-of-the-Day-Siftings-Herald-uses-Warrior-Dash-to-sport-multimedia-skills

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter accounts needed for papers and reporters, even at smallest sites
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/social-media/x358787708/Twitter-accounts-needed-for-papers-reporters-even-at-smallest-sites

SEO TIPS: Where links come from matters
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/seo-analytics/x1832931860/SEO-tips-Where-links-come-from-matters


Niche

JUNE RADARFROG PAGE: Budget-friendly tech for Dad
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1898604222/June-RadarFrog-Budget-friendly-tech-for-Dad

KIDZBUZZ: Make a kite
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2047355711/Weekly-NIE-Page-Lets-go-fly-a-kite

MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: Who will Romney choose as running mate?
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2047356042/Election-2012-V-P-Running-Mates

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1266611522/Reader-callout-Vacation-Bible-School-photos

JUNE FAMILY: How to make a campfire, summer pet safety tips, all about farmers markets and CSAs
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1809318620/June-Family-magazine-Lets-go-camping

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1950125055/Reader-callout-Memorial-Day-weekend-photos

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND QUARTER PAGE: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1018072237/Memorial-Day-quarter-page-4-Reasons-to-Celebrate


The Street

CONSUMER: 10 cheapest sports cars of 2012
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1040012302/10-Cheapest-Sports-Cars-of-2012

JIM CRAMER: Can master limited partnerships hurt your IRA?
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1347546256/Cramer-on-Retirement-Can-Master-Limited-Partnerships-Hurt-Your-IRA

TECH: Yahoo! strikes deal with Alibaba
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1040012288/Yahoo-Strikes-Deal-With-Alibaba

OPINION: The big lie of the Facebook IPO
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1040012044/The-Big-Lie-of-the-Facebook-IPO-Opinion

WEEK AHEAD: Greek tensions to persist in coming week
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1982676386/Greek-Tensions-to-Persist-in-Coming-Week

HOUSING: 5 U.S. cities making big turnarounds
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1982676200/5-U-S-Cities-Making-Big-Turnarounds

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


Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Caring for wood -- Weekly Home Help with how to care for wood furniture, why kids are petitioning Crayola, tips on growing basil and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x624590734/Home-Help-Caring-for-wood

PETER COSTA: Memorial Day brings cycles of geraniums -- Early morning stillness separated the sacred ground of the cemetery from the distant rush of downtown. It was hours before drums and bugles, anthems and prayers. Families glided into the grassy acres in quiet idling cars. Wicked Local Lincoln (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/boomers/x1898608209/Peter-Costa-Memorial-Day-brings-cycles-of-geraniums

DAVD ROBSON: Twice the flower power with annuals -- Gardeners aren’t that different from most people. We want something others don’t have. We dream of plants not yet on the market. When they finally come around, we’re excited until everyone else has them. Then we lose interest. The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x639946523/David-Robson-Twice-the-flower-power-with-annuals

GARY BROWN: What happened to the casual Sunday ‘drive’? -- We’ve all heard about the Ford cars that parallel park themselves with “active park assist” and the Toyota vehicles that do the same thing with “intelligent parking assist.” Other smart cars sold by Lexus and Volkswagen provide similar assistance with getting our cars into parking places. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x1898608177/Gary-Brown-What-happened-to-the-casual-Sunday-drive

FAMILY MATTERS: Prepare your child for a new baby -- I recently suggested to an expecting mom that she not talk about the new baby until about six weeks before her due date, as young children do not have a good understanding of extended time. Connect the birth to a season, an event, birthday or holiday, such as near Thanksgiving. Diana Boggia/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1832935250/Family-Matters-Prepare-your-child-for-a-new-baby

ALIX KUNKLE: When you're all stressed out, do what you love --  Some of us get stressed out easier than others. As I'm writing this column, I'm stressed out a bit. And I'd be willing to bet that, when you're reading this piece, you're probably stressed out about something, too. Leesville Daily Leader (La.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x1898608215/Alix-Kunkle-When-youre-all-stressed-out-do-what-you-love

LESSONS FROM CANCER ADVISORY: There will not be a new Lessons from Cancer column this week, but Joyce Rothman plans to be back next week. In this file are some of her previous columns, if you need to rerun one.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x358784564/Note-No-new-Lessons-from-Cancer-column-this-week

JEFF VRABEL: Coffee will save your life - Now and again science produces some actual news that makes me sit up and call my momma, which apparently is something I have to sit up to do, as it is very hard to dial the phone while reclining. Last week science announced that coffee not only provides your primary reason to get up in the morning (yeah, I said it, CBS' "The Early Show"), and is literally the only reason I can complete all basic tasks between the hours of 2:30 and 6 p.m., but it has other, more additional health benefits as well, such as not dying, which is a pretty good benefit, frankly. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x639946490/Jeff-Vrabel-Coffee-will-save-your-life

LORETTA LAROCHE: Think about good things - The last several years have seen a proliferation of books on how to think positive and be happy so you can become successful and fulfilled. The only problem is that more often than not our brains prefer to choose negative thoughts. By Loretta LaRoche, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1832935214/Loretta-LaRoche-Think-about-good-things

SHOESTRING LIVING: Plan for summer now, save later - Love it or not, it’s a costly couple of months. With hoards of tiny humans visiting for meals and snacks and exciting activities on the docket, it’s easy to overspend. This year, I have a few ideas in mind to keep us happy, organized and financially sound. Here are some thoughts on what we can all do to save during the coming months. By Molly Logan Anderson, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1986335443/Shoestring-Living-Plan-for-summer-now-save-later

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


Entertainment

AMY CORREIA INTERVIEW: Q&A with singer-songwriter Amy Correia - A native of Lakeville, Mass., Amy Correia’s third album, “You Go Your Way” has been met with universal critical acclaim, and won the Folk/Singer-Songwriter album prize from this year’s Independent Music Awards. Here, she answers our questions about her hometown, her influences and her approach to songwriting. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x1898608373/Q-A-with-singer-songwriter-Amy-Correia

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


Opinions

RICK HOLMES: Connection isn’t communication - Look around you at every public place: at the beach and the gym and in line for coffee; on the bus or on the sidelines at the Little League game. Everyone’s playing with their phones. There’s no doubt we’re communicating like crazy. So why does it feel like we’ve never been so disconnected from each other? By Rick Holmes, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x624594205/Rick-Holmes-Connection-isn-t-communication
* Localization: This is a good column to link to on Facebook or Twitter, and ask followers if they agree with Rick’s thoughts on technology and communication.

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


Business / auto

AUTO BITS: How to find a safe car for your teen - Weekly auto rail, with tips for buying a car for your teen driver, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x85613602/Auto-Bits-How-to-find-a-safe-car-for-your-teen
* Localization tip: You can do a Q&A with a local mechanic, or have a mechanic (or mechanics) provide you with a tip of the week.

SILVIO CALABI: C30 T5 Polestar R-Design - the hot-hatch Volvo - At least in America, the words “Volvo” and “racing” usually don’t appear together unless they’re connected by a negative. As when your mother or spouse hands you the keys and says, “Now don’t you race my Volvo!” As if you could. They’re smooth, lovely cars that can be driven fast, but not hard, if you get my drift. Until now, that is. This C30 T5 Polestar R-Design is a speed sled worthy of any of the better-known performance shops. By Silvio Calabi, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x624594022/Silvio-Calabi-C30-T5-Polestar-R-Design-the-hot-hatch-Volvo

GREG ZYLA: The Indy 500 past and present - Q: Hi, Greg. I read your column every week, and with the Indy 500 coming up, I'm wondering your thoughts on the current state of Indy Car racing compared to yesteryear. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x358788168/Greg-Zyla-The-Indy-500-past-and-present

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