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4/13/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Details of the national budget deal

INNER CIRCLE: Live blogging next week during evaluations

JEAN HODGES: New webinars for bosses, shooting breaking news


Niche

FARM LIVING: Small-farm success stories, a look at vertical farming

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Jimmie Johnson's competition

SUMMER BOOMERS: With an outdoor entertaining menu plan, advice on going digital with albums and home movies, and tips on family vacations

KIDZBUZZ: Write poems for National Poetry Month

SALUTE TO NURSES PACKAGE: A page and marketing collateral for the May celebration

EASTER PAGE: Make an edible Easter basket
-- CALLOUT FOR EASTER PHOTOS

EARTH DAY CALLOUT: Ask for kids' Earth drawings

MOTHER'S DAY PAGE: Jewelry for mom

MAY FAMILY: Get in to horseback riding, bike with the family, gifts for grads

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER PAGE: About the holiday, May 5


News

TAX CONTENT: 3 things to know about this year's tax season and more

GULF OIL SPILL ANNIVERSARY CONTENT: Text and photos from last year's coverage




Lifestyles

HOME HELP: Healthy lawns make happy neighbors -- weekly Home Help with items on how a healthy lawn can be good for your neighborhood, tips to help make spring cleaning easier, Starbucks' paper cup dilemma and more. By GHNS

BATHROOM VANITY: How to choose a bathroom vanity - Planning a remodeling job of any size is exciting and a bit nerve-wracking. There are many decisions to be made, and when it comes to bathroom makeovers, even the smallest spaces require considerable planning. One of the most important decisions to be made, after the floor plan, is the selection of the vanity and countertop. The vanity is often the focal point of the space as they are often decorative and, depending on the overall room size, one of the most prominent features. By Linda Merrill, Networx.

GRILLED CHEESE: Modern take on the classic grilled cheese  -- “Grilled cheese sandwiches are a reflection of the way we eat today,” said Laura Werlin, the San Francisco-based author of “Grilled Cheese, Please!: 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes.” Not surprisingly, one key to an excellent grilled cheese sandwich is the cheese. Werlin champions varieties that melt easily. Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Localization tip: Highlight local restaurants that offer an interesting grilled cheese dish.

CHEF JASPER WHITE: An oyster for every taste -- Oysters stimulate the appetite, awakening the taste buds, palate, sense of smell and imagination. The ritual of eating oysters actually increases my appetite. Few other foods can do that –– to a lesser extent, raw clams do, as well as high quality sturgeon caviar, but that is an expensive endeavor. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

SARA LOPINSKI: 'Healthy foods' that aren't healthy for you   -- Choose a fruit or vegetable and you know it is good for you. Not so easy with other foods. Some have gotten a healthy designation when they are not so healthy. Granola bars are an example. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Sidebar idea: Ask a local dietitian about other misleading 'healthy' foods to avoid.  

THE BEER NUT: Buffalo Bill's gallops around the country - Buffalo Bill's Brewery has been around for a while - it was founded in 1983 - but this Hayward, Calif., brewery has only recently released its first full-time year-round beer, the Alimony Ale. By Norman Miller, MetroWest, Mass.

PETER CHIANCA: Trump candidacy a political reality (show) -- A USA Today/Gallup poll this week found real estate mogul and “Apprentice” star Donald Trump to be the reality TV personality most likely to get the GOP nomination for president. But “Dancing With the Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli is coming up fast, according to the results. Wicked Local North of Boston

RELIGION: Dan Seaborn: Keep your marriage youthful  -- In order to keep your marriage strong and vivacious, you need to throw in a curve or detour and take the relationship in a new direction. It can be as simple as trying new recipes or surprising the love of your life by putting life in your love. Exercise your creativity muscle and start building an even greater marriage. Holland Sentinel (Mich.)

GARY BROWN: Yard-tool preparation tips from the master ... sort of - When the temperature warmed last weekend, homeowners committed themselves to preparing for a long summer of yard work by readying their landscaping tools. I personally made sure that all my bottles of water and cans of cola and a big pitcher of iced tea were properly lined up and easily accessible for break periods. By Gary Brown, Canton, Ohio.

LOST IN SUBURBIA: The fish did it in the library with a spoon - When I came downstairs one morning, I discovered a double homicide. Two out of the three fish in the tank were dead. Strangely, it was the two fancy goldfish. The catfish was still alive, but he wasn’t talking. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.

DR. JEFF HERSH: Learning about bladder cancer - Q: My father was diagnosed with bladder cancer. What is his prognosis? By Dr. Jeff Hersh, MetroWest, Mass.


Entertainment

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include playing games on tax day; watching “Rio,” “The Conspirator” or other movies; celebrating Palm Sunday; and more. By GHNS.
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for big local events, and list Palm Sunday activities.


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Paul Ryan and the GOP path to prosperity. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Equal pay for men and women. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Hair apparent -- O'Mahoney on Donald Trump and Mitt Romney. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

BRITT CARTOON: Butchering the national debt. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.

EDITORIAL: A summer of pain at the pump ... sigh - The moment so many of us had been dreading since the end of summer ’08 finally returned this week as gasoline hit the $4-a-gallon mark once again. The State Journal-Register.
* Localization tip: Insert local gas price info.

CHARITA GOSHAY: Sportsmanship shouldn’t stop at playing field - The annual return of baseball should be joyous for even the most weather-beaten and jaded among us. You’d think. On the first day of the season, Bryan Stow of Santa Cruz, Calif., was waylaid outside Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium by two men who ambushed him from behind. Stow struck his head on the pavement and now is fighting for his life — all for the singular crime being a San Francisco Giants fan. By Charita Goshay, Canton, Ohio.


Business

DAVE RAMSEY: Charge high schoolers rent? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on teaching kids about money and running an eBay-based business. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.

MAKING CENTS: Using the bucket strategy - One strategy to allocate assets and generate retirement income is commonly called the bucket strategy. In the bucket strategy, a retiree would set up different buckets of money with a different investment strategy for each bucket. By John P. Napolitano, Patriot Ledger.