GateHouse News Service National Budget
12/21/12
 
Contacts: Lisa Glowinski, (217) 816-3343, lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com
Michael Toeset, 630-835-8870, mtoeset@gatehousemedia.com

NOTE: The news service will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

At GHNewsroom

GHNEWSROOM FAVORITES: Top galleries of 2012
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/ghnewsroom-favorites/x1922379424/Our-2012-Favorites-Top-GateHouse-galleries

PARTNER: GateHouse Media picks TV Guide for celebrity, breaking entertainment news
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1781247558/GateHouse-Media-picks-TV-Guide-for-celebrity-breaking-entertainment-news

GATEHOUSE NEWS INSIDER: The Street story budget -- week of Dec. 24
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1922381032/The-Street-story-budget-week-of-Dec-24


Niche

COLLEGE BOWL PREVIEW PAGES: A look at the BCS Championship game
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2105850710/College-football-bowl-preview-page

KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Dogs of the world
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x2105858483/Weekly-NIE-page-Dogs-of-the-world

SNOW PHOTOS CALLOUT: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1049177790/Reader-callout-Snow-photos

PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY PAGES: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1783185036/PFW-weekly-pages-Week-15-12-19-12

UPDATED YEAR IN REVIEW PAGE: With the Sandy Hook shootings
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2105850665/Year-in-Review-A-Look-Back-at-2012-What-a-year
-- Also in Saxo under GHNS Undated

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY PAGE: A look at 1963, a milestone year
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x2105851447/MLK-1963-Milestone-year
-- Also in Saxo under GHNS Undated


The Street

WALL STREET: The 10 dumbest things on Wall Street in 2012
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671797831/The-10-Dumbest-Things-on-Wall-Street-in-2012

RIM: Fee change makes BlackBerry 10 do or die
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671797829/RIM-Fee-Change-Makes-BlackBerry-10-Do-or-Die
-- Pre-BlackBerry 10 jitters: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671797825/Pre-BlackBerry-10-Jitters

SMALL BUSINESS: Swipe fees continue to sting
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671797833/Swipe-Fees-Continue-to-Sting-for-Small-Businesses

FISCAL CLIFF: Stock futures plunge on confusion
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671797835/Stock-Futures-Plunge-on-Fiscal-Cliff-Confusion

PATENT DISPUTES: Nokia, Research in Motion settle
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1671797823/Nokia-Research-In-Motion-Settle-Patent-Disputes

JIM CRAMER: Says wait on Oracle
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x459329438/Cramer-Says-Wait-On-Oracle

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


Lifestyles

Food for Thought: Easy meals for entertaining -- While holiday meals often take on a special significance because of the season, every meal is an opportunity to show those you care for what they mean to you. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x2105858521/Food-for-Thought-Easy-meals-for-entertaining

FAUX TWINKIES: How to make your own Twinkies - When Hostess Brands closed down in November, Twinkies lovers everywhere clutched their hearts. Or maybe their tummies. Fans are feeling better now, since it seems likely that this snack cake will continue to be sold by some other company. News stories have mentioned several big names as possible buyers of Twinkies and other items formerly produced by Hostess. But how will these neo-Twinkies taste? While we still have the flavor of the originals dreamily in our memories, we decided to join other cooks trying to work out a version to make at home. By Margaret Maples, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x2105859780/How-to-make-your-own-Twinkies
* NOTE: This will be on a weekly Food page.

LOOKING UP: See Rangifer the Reindeer - Christmas Eve is the “big night” to all those who celebrate Christmas around the globe. Most traditions pick Dec. 24. With visions of Santa and his sleigh being pulled by eight (nine by Walt Disney’s count) reindeer, we usually picture a nice moon and stars above, or else possibly snowflakes. Did you know there actually was a constellation of stars known as the Reindeer? By Peter Becker, Hawley, Pa.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/home_and_garden/x2105860004/Looking-Up-See-Rangifer-the-Reindeer

FAMILY TIME: Tips and advice to tackle parenthood's messes and stresses - Weekly family rail, with parenting tips, a look at the top family-friendly films of 2012, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/family/x1783185797/Family-Time-Tips-and-advice-to-tackle-parenthoods-messes-and-stresses
* Column is moving early because of the holiday. … Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

JEFF VRABEL: 'Wonderful Christmastime' not so wonderful - There was a time, not too long ago, that even the slightest whiff of overexposure to Christmas music would cause me to do things like throw Salvation Army buckets at elves, but those days are well behind me now, largely because it turns out the Salvation Army people really needed those buckets, and those weren't really elves, which proved problematic. By Jeff Vrabel, GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/christmas/x2105859419/Jeff-Vrabel-Wonderful-Christmastime-not-so-wonderful
* Posted early for the holiday.

Frank Talk: The gift of the GoldenEye -- The twinkly-eyed old man was surrounded by pajama-clad moppets seated on the floor about him. By Frank Mulligan, Wareham, MA.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1233660810/Frank-Talk-The-gift-of-the-GoldenEye

ASPERGER'S: Children with Asperger's are not to be feared, expert says -- Children on the Autism spectrum are not to be feared, says the owner of Idea House in Lake Township. By Lisa Reicosky, Canton, OH.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1922380722/Asperger-children-are-not-to-be-feared-expert-says

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


Entertainment

WHAT’S IN, WHAT’S OUT: Trends: Your guide to what's in and out for 2013 - Another year has come and gone. But what have we really learned about what’s in and what’s out in news, politics, entertainment, sports and life in general? Sit back and let us school you on what’s hot and what’s not as we enter 2013. And yes, getting schooled is in. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1781247377/Trends-Your-guide-to-whats-in-and-out-for-2013

BEST FAKE NEWS of 2012: Satire: Our favorite 'news' stories from fake 2012 - In case you somehow missed the stories on Ellen's efforts to turn moms gay, Mitt Romney's Day Off and Chris Christie swallowing Scott Brown, catch up on those and others in our annual roundup of stories that should have happened in the year just past. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1781247379/Satire-Our-favorite-news-stories-from-fake-2012

BEST SONGS OF 2012: Music: 22 stellar songs from 2012The digital music revolution means that the single has come roaring back as a musical art form — and also that you have no excuse for not getting your hands on these 22 tracks that most definitely deserve a spot on your iPod. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1084475797/Music-22-stellar-songs-from-2012

BEST ALBUMS OF 2012: Music: 22 awesome albums from 2012 - Some of these artists you’ve probably heard of (Messrs Dylan and Springsteen, for instance), and others may be a mystery to you — but trust me, they all put out albums well worth a listen before we get too deep into 2013. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x1084475801/Music-22-awesome-albums-from-2012

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: The Readers’ Writers: Transformational leaders Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright - Dr. Judith and Dr. Bob Wright founded the Chicago-based Wright, a transformative education organization, and the Wright Foundation for Transformational Leadership. Traditional (transactional) leadership utilizes the concept of an exchange of effort (activity) for value (reward). Transformational leadership is designed to empower and develop the follower’s (employee/participant) interest and desire to achieve the organization’s (be it a business, family, or community) goals, thereby having a positive effect on the parties involved and, ultimately, the world around them. By DA Kentner, Freeport, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x2105856791/The-Readers-Writers-Transformational-leaders-Dr-Judith-Wright-and-Dr-Bob-Wright

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Christmas eternal light. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/holidays_seasonal/christmas/x2105859803/Granlund-cartoon-Christmas-eternal-light

GRANLUND CHRISTMAS CLASSICS: These are toons from previous years that you can run.
- Christmas star: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1808773166/Granlund-cartoon-Christmas-star-GPS
- Joy: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x795107567/Granlund-cartoon-Joy-at-Christmas

O’MAHONEY CARTOON: Three Wise Men and gift cards. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x2105858250/OMahoney-cartoon-Three-Wise-Men-and-gift-cards

Granlund cartoon: Fiscal cliff -- Dave Granlund cartoon on Washington's Christmas break shortly before the fiscal cliff deadline.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1783186784/Granlund-cartoon-FIscal-cliff

O'Mahoney: Kerry for Secretary of State -- O'Mahoney cartoon on John Kerry's nomination for Secretary of State.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x2105860593/OMahoney-Kerry-for-Secretary-of-State

Granlund cartoon: John Kerry -- Dave Granlund's cartoon on John Kerry's Secretary of State nomination.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions

Editorial: Looking for a tipping point -- Are we nearing a tipping point on gun regulation? Framingham, MA. http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/x1781247535/Editorial-Looking-for-a-tipping-point

PHILIP MADDOCKS: Boehner urges president to meet him on the dark side of the moon for talks - With time running short to work out a deal to avert a year-end fiscal crisis, Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to meet President Obama on the dark side of the moon to try to move talks forward on a broad deal that bridges the substantial gap between the parties on taxes and entitlements like Medicare. By Philip Maddocks, MetroWest, Mass.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/2012-elections/x1084476075/Philip-Maddocks-Boehner-urges-president-to-meet-him-on-the-dark-side-of-the-moon-for-talks

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


Business/auto

GREG ZYLA: DKW memories - Greg, I enjoy your weekly column in our paper here in Pennsylvania. You answered a question about the first front-wheel-drive automobile, which you said was a DKW. Well, I owned a DKW (which, by the way are my initials) and loved that car. By Greg Zyla, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x2105858276/Greg-Zyla-Fond-memories-of-the-DKW
* Column is moving early because of the holiday.

AUTO BITS: Top technical accessories for your car - Weekly auto rail, with tech tips for your car, Car Q&A with Junior Damato and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x2105858345/Auto-Bits-Top-technical-accessories-for-your-car
* Column is moving early because of the holiday. … 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.

BIZ BITS: Tips to get the best deal on the right tax software - Weekly business rail, with tips to get the best deal on the right tax software, a BBB warning about scams related to the Newtown shootings, and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x2105858507/Biz-Bits-Tips-to-get-the-best-deal-on-the-right-tax-software
* Column is moving early because of the holiday. … Localization tip: You could include a weekly tax tip from a local expert, have a business-related Q&A with a local expert or do a “business of the week” feature in which you highlight a local business.

ERIC P BLOOM: Have an authentic management style - An enormous amount has been written regarding management styles, best practices, techniques and theories.  I applaud the authors, social scientists, academics, and business leaders whom have put their thoughts into print and have greatly forwarded the occupation of professional management.  In fact, I have read many of their books and their collective thought has made me a better manager. By Eric P. Bloom, GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1783184795/Eric-P-Bloom-Have-an-authentic-management-style

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