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1/20/12
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Americans keeping cars longer
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x2048528940/Fridays-Wake-Up-Call-Americans-keeping-cars-longer

INNER CIRCLE: 139 certified so far -- last day of evaluations under way
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/innercircle/x347334631/Inner-Circle-Day-3-of-evaluations-139-certified-so-far

BEST OF THE DAY: Twitter/Facebook mashup
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x713198231/Best-of-the-Day-Twitter-Facebook-mashup-1-19-12


Niche

KIDZBUZZ: Chinese New Year
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x847553384/Weekly-NIE-Page-Chinese-New-Year

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: It's conference championship weekend
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x58621177/Pro-Football-Weekly-NFL-pages-Conference-Championship-Week

MONTHLY ELECTION PAGE: Finding the facts in candidates' attack ads
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x3496747/Election-2012-monthly-page-January-On-the-Attack

SPRING BOOMERS: The benefits of yoga, get better sleep, safer spring cleaning
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x255283590/Spring-Boomers-magazine-Yoga

SPRING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PAGE: 2012's research outlook
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x58613462/Spring-breast-cancer-awareness-page-Hope-on-the-Horizon

VALENTINE'S DAY CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1468790576/Reader-callout-Valentine-s-Day-words-of-love

SUPER BOWL QUARTER PAGE LAYOUT: 4 facts on the big game
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1569720950/Super-Bowl-quarter-page-2012

SUPER BOWL RECIPES CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/reader_callouts/x1409895415/Reader-callout-Super-Bowl-recipes


The Street

ULTRABOOKS: Intel doubling down on ultrabooks -- Consumer excitement for the slim, portable laptops is high, according to CEO Paul Otellini. By Olivia Oran, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x739235089/Intel-Doubling-Down-on-Ultrabooks

MCDONALDS: McDonald's Twitter campaign backfires -- McDonald's asked Twitter users to share their McDonald's stories, but the experience didn't go as planned. By Matt Brownell, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x739235091/McDonalds-Twitter-Campaign-Backfires

PETS: An NFL Panther runs the pet care field -- Ex-NFL player Mitch Marrow takes on pet care with big expansion plans for his luxury doggy day care business. By Laurie Kulikowski, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1488478166/An-NFL-Panther-Runs-the-Pet-Care-Field

TECH: Tech titans' results: plenty of positives -- There were plenty of positives in the quarterly results from IBM, Microsoft and Intel, as the tech titans tackle a tough economy. By James Rogers, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1488478162/Tech-Titans-Results-Plenty-of-Positives

WALL STREET: The 5 dumbest things on Wall Street: Jan. 20 -- Straight To Hellas; Here's To You Metabolix; Deen Goes For Green; Chevron Does Shakespeare; Duncan's Gambling Goof. By Gregg Greenberg, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1488478164/The-5-Dumbest-Things-on-Wall-Street-Jan-20

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Lifestyles

GYMS AND CHILD PREDATORS: Illinois gym designed to keep predators away from kids -- From taking classes and requiring background checks to strategies for keeping strangers out, area youth sports groups are trying to avoid another Penn State. Dan Naumovich/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x1771267504/Illinois-gym-designed-to-keep-predators-away-from-kids

LOOKING UP: It’s a round world after all - How do you know the world is round? It seems obvious that it is, but that may only be due to the fact we are taught that from childhood, and have likely seen pictures of Earth from space. By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x742618241/Looking-Up-It-s-a-round-world-after-all

DAN SEABORN: Sometimes, we don't notice things  -- It’s not unusual, especially when you are busy, to not notice something even when it’s right in front of you. That’s what happened to me recently. Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1069933434/Dan-Seaborn-Sometimes-we-dont-notice-things

RECIPE: Cocoa Chicken -- Chocolate isn’t just for dessert anymore. As you know, this delicious and healthful ingredient is being integrated into main dishes because of its beneficial antioxidants and flavonoids. Jennifer Mastroianni/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1771268071/Recipe-Cocoa-Chicken

KITCHEN CALL: Fish with a French accent - Last week’s freezing temperatures, unexpected and equally unwelcome, found me wrapped in a warm blanket watching old DVDs. One of my favorites, “Julie and Julia,” transported me to another place. By Linda Bassett, North Shore, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1771267940/Kitchen-Call-Fish-with-a-French-accent

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


Entertainment

RED TAILS REVIEW: Movie review: 'Red Tails' fails to soar - In its opening seconds, “Red Tails” is revealed to be inspired by true events surrounding the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the black pilots who helped protect the skies over Europe during WWII. By Ed Symkus, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x2048528788/Movie-review-Red-Tails-fails-to-soar
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HAYWIRE REVIEW: Movie review: For 'Haywire,' looks are deceiving - I never thought I’d see the day when a refugee from “American Gladiator” scored top billing over such luminaries as Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas and Ewan McGregor. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x742618408/Movie-review-For-Haywire-looks-are-deceiving
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PINA BAUSCH REVIEW: Pina Bausch documentary reveals the dancer's art - Director Wim Wenders portrait of Pina Bausch, who has been hailed as the most influential figure in contemporary European dance, focuses more on the dance  than the choreographer. By Bret Michel, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2048528839/Movie-review-Pina-Bausch-documentary-reveals-the-dancers-art
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EXTREMELY LOUD REVIEW: Movie review: 'Extremely Loud,' incredibly manipulative - I love New York! It’s not just a slogan to me, but a fact. It’s simply the greatest city in the world, possibly the only one that could take a hit like 9/11 and emerge stronger, tougher than ever. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1771267450/Movie-review-Extremely-Loud-incredibly-manipulative
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MOVIE MAN: Back in his younger days, 'Godzilla' was a lot more serious - If you enjoy those Godzilla movies where our gigantic reptilian hero fights a nonstop collection of colossal creatures, each more ridiculous than the last, you might be surprised by the original “Godzilla.” By Will Pfeifer, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x517521664/Movie-Man-Back-in-his-younger-days-Godzilla-was-a-lot-more-serious

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: NYT & USA Today bestselling author Mary Burton - Crime and thriller author Mary Burton’s professional background is in marketing. In fact, she wrote a book on the subject – “The Insider’s Guide to Direct Marketing.” She also has written (and ghostwritten) articles for periodicals including the Virginia Review and Innsbrook Today. Married with two children, Mary enjoys yoga, cooking, hiking and triathlons. So how did this seeming lady next door become the author of some of today’s premier mystery and crime novels? By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x255286460/The-Readers-Writers-NYT-USA-Today-bestselling-author-Mary-Burton

MUSIC SCENE: J.J. Grey releases 'Brighter Days' - J.J. Grey wanted to do something decidedly different when he finally acceded to multiple requests for a live album. By Jay N. Miller, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x742618271/Music-Scene-J-J-Grey-releases-Brighter-Days

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


Opinions

BRITT CARTOON: Newt Gingrich and racism. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x347335581/Britt-cartoon-Newt-Gingrich-and-racism

EDITORIAL: The issue isn’t income inequality, but fading social mobility -- If millions of Americans begin believing that the system doesn’t offer them any hope, that the doors to success are locked shut, one of the basic pillars of our society has been pulled away. More than income inequality, the lack of opportunity is the issue that all the candidates, both Democrats and Republicans, should be discussing. Holland (Mich.) Sentinel
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x1069933353/Editorial-The-issue-isn-t-income-inequality-but-fading-social-mobility

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Romney aides urge candidate to fight back against Huntsman endorsement - Alarmed by what they say will be an almost certain decline in the polls, and anticipating a fusillade of negative comments, senior aides and grass-roots supporters to presidential hopeful Mitt Romney are urging the Republican frontrunner to “fight fire with fire” and go on the attack against Jon M. Huntsman Jr. after the former candidate and former governor of Utah sought to undermine Mr. Romney’s already shaky support among conservatives by endorsing his candidacy. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x2048529734/Philip-Maddocks-Romney-aides-urge-candidate-to-fight-back-against-Huntsman-endorsement

KENT BUSH: Rick Perry quits race, Republican candidates don't miss a beat - Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination before Saturday’s primary in South Carolina. That’s too bad because he missed a fun debate Thursday night. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x551573350/Kent-Bush-Rick-Perry-quits-race-Republican-candidates-dont-miss-a-beat

JARED OLAR: These comedians aren’t very funny -- So, did you hear the one about President Barack Obama holding a press conference, announcing his plans to shrink and streamline the federal government? Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2018885587/Jared-Olar-These-comedians-aren-t-very-funny

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


Business

ERIC P BLOOM: What kind of manager are you? - I’d like to start this week’s column by asking you a series of short but thought-provoking questions. Please note that each of these questions grows in complexity because each follow-on answer requires increased personal introspection. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x3505384/Eric-P-Bloom-What-kind-of-manager-are-you

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


Sports

PAUL JANNACE: Time for real Ravens to stand up -- There’s no turning back now. Before this season started, I picked the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl. One year earlier, I?correctly predicted the Green Bay Packers would win it all — by beating the Ravens. Wellsville Daily Reporter (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x66782533/Paul-Jannace-Time-for-real-Ravens-to-stand-up

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