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1/24/12
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Engage your readers in the State of the Union
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x1870689155/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-Engage-your-readers-in-the-State-of-the-Union

GATEHOUSE NEWS INSIDER: Top GateHouse videos for the week of Jan. 16
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/gatehouse-news-insider/x2018890390/Top-GateHouse-videos-week-of-1-16-12

SEO & ANALYTICS: Why newspapers need to keep tweeting
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/seo-analytics/x1771267628/SEO-tips-Why-newspapers-need-to-keep-tweeting


Niche

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

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

CEOS: 3 bad tech CEO choices -- RIM's appointment of Thorsten Heins to CEO is viewed as questionable by investors and analysts. Here are three other bad tech CEO choices throughout the years. By Olivia Oran, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1192849457/3-Bad-Tech-CEO-Choices

POLL: How many iPhones were sold last quarter? -- TheStreet asks readers how many IPhones they think were sold during the quarter ended in December. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1192849459/Poll-How-Many-iPhones-Were-Sold-Last-Quarter

PERSONAL FINANCE: How to heat your home for free (or profit) -- Betting on oil price hikes can help ease the burn of home heating increases. By Joe Mont, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x739236095/How-to-Heat-Your-Home-for-Free-or-Profit

RETIREMENT: Banks grab a bigger retirement share -- Despite anger at 'big banks,' more pre-retirees are turning to them for their nest egg needs. By Joe Mont, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1192849419/Banks-Grab-at-Bigger-Retirement-Share

TECH: Tech IPOs set for strong 2012 -- While Facebook will dominate the 2012 IPO market, there's still room for lots of other smaller players. By Olivia Oran, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1368167481/Tech-IPOs-Set-for-Strong-2012

STOCKS: 4 top software stocks to kick off 2012 -- Analyst firm Canaccord Genuity has named four favorite software stocks going into earnings season. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x739235693/4-Top-Software-Stocks-To-Kick-Off-2012

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


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Medication safety for children - Weekly family rail, with tips on giving children medication, a review of “The Mighty Miss Malone" and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x58622758/Family-Time-Medication-safety-for-children
* 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.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: 2012 supermarket trends -- weekly Food for Thought with 2012 food trends, a recipe for Southwestern Beef Casserole and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x441968060/Food-for-Thought-2012-supermarket-trends

HOME STYLE: Decorating with urns -- I adore urns in every size, shape and style because they are as lovely as they are versatile. Want to use urns to add spark and style to your home? Here are some ideas to get you started. Mary Carol Garrity/ Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1251831756/Home-Style-Decorating-with-urns

YARDSMART: Hydroponic gardening may aid food supply - I grew up in NASA's Apollo years (1961-72), when space-age technology yielded such essentials as memory foam, smoke detectors and water filters. The agency helped fine-tune other products, such as cordless tools for Black and Decker, to make them better suited to space. By Maureen Gilmer, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x1627371347/Yardsmart-Hydroponic-gardening-may-aid-food-supply

101 IDEAS: Solve design dilemmas with good measure -- Follow these simple tips to turn your design dilemmas into successful arrangements. Use a tape measure to get the dimensions of a room. Or measure your foot, and then walk heel to toe across the room. Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x870486181/101-Ideas-Solve-design-dilemmas-with-good-measure

TREASURES Gardner porcelain pieces can be worth a lot -- Can you tell me the approximate age and value of this small bowl? It is 3 inches tall and 5 inches across. It is attributed to Francis Gardner, who started a factory in Russia in the 1750s. -- J.R., Sebastian, Fla. Scripps Howard News Service
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x364055026/Treasures-Gardner-porcelain-pieces-can-be-worth-a-lot

FURNITURE: Furniture makers create pieces resembling antiques - Remember that old advertising slogan, "Is it real or is it Memorex?"
Cabinetmakers' expert craftsmanship had even veterans wondering whether they were looking at classics or clones at the 2011 Fall International Home Furnishings Market. By Patricia Sheridan, Scripps Howard.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/home_and_garden/x364054685/Furniture-makers-create-pieces-resembling-antiques

JIM HILLIBISH: Eating healthier in the winter -- Remember, the food gods are against us in winter. We seem to have less time to cook with less daylight (but not really, it’s just an excuse). Fresh produce prices skyrocket. Milk and cheese head up as cows produce less milk. Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1251831980/Jim-Hillibish-Eating-healthier-in-the-winter

PETER COSTA: How to tell if you are rich  -- But if you have to ask how much something costs, you can’t afford it. Take pleasure boats. In the old days, if you owned a yacht, you were by definition either wealthy or related to Tony Soprano. Wicked Local Lincoln (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1870689366/Peter-Costa-How-to-tell-if-you-are-rich

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


Entertainment

2012 OSCARS NOMINEES: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards, which will be broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 26. Here’s a look at the nominees. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x1870689292/2012-Oscars-nominees
* Localization: Tease your upcoming Upickem Oscars and Grammys contests.

ELIZABETH BANKS: Elizabeth Banks jumps to super stardom with 'Man on a Ledge' -- She’s played first lady Laura Bush, enticed a 40-year-old virgin and flirted with amateur porn stardom, but never has Elizabeth Banks’ career reached the heights of “Man on a Ledge.” Al Alexander/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x364054621/Elizabeth-Banks-jumps-to-super-stardom-with-Man-on-a-Ledge

DANNY HENLEY: More people signing up to be a 'real-life superhero' -- Some claim the increase in “superheroes” is due to both movies and a recent HBO documentary, “Superheroes,” in which filmmaker Michael Barnett followed around 50 crime fighters for 15 months. Hannibal Courier-Post (Mo.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x870485894/Danny-Henley-More-people-signing-up-to-be-a-real-life-superhero
*Localization tip: Write about local 'superheroes' in your area.

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


Opinions

GRANLUND CARTOON: Obama and State of the Union  -- Dave Granlund on President Barack Obama singing "Let's Stay Together" by the Rev. Al Green and the upcoming State of the Union address. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/cartoons/x1251831890/Granlund-cartoon-Obama-and-State-of-the-Union

EDITORIAL: The whole Joe Pa story - A man should be judged by the totality of his life. By that measure former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno lived a rich and rewarding one, and had a very positive impact on the lives of so many others whose paths he crossed. What happened in the last few months of his storied career and life does not change any of that. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x870485799/Editorial-The-whole-Joe-Pa-story
* Poll idea: Ask readers what they think Paterno's legacy will be.

EDITORIAL: GOP's strange trip - Three primary electoral tests for Republicans so far, three different winners. This nomination is up for grabs. If a Newt Gingrich of unparalleled personal baggage in this race can win a Republican primary in a South Carolina where such a large percentage of voters are evangelicals, well, that speaks volumes about supposed frontrunner Mitt Romney, who just can't seem to feel the love from parts of the GOP. By Peoria, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x767702723/Editorial-GOPs-strange-trip

SOPA/PIPA: Dustin Watson: SOPA and PIPA failed, but the fight is far from over -- Although both SOPA and PIPA failed in the House and Senate, the fight is far from over. As long as lobbyists are buying their legislation, and Congressmen are willing to front their bills, the fight will never be over. Dustin Watson/ Linn County Leader (Mo.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/x767702814/Dustin-Watson-SOPA-and-PIPA-failed-but-the-fight-is-far-from-over

AMY GEHRT: Protecting intellectual property doesn’t require SOPA, PIPA -- Today was supposed to be the day the Senate was to hold a cloture vote on controversial legislation to curb online piracy, but last week’s massive Internet protests prompted lawmakers to rethink their plans. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1870689358/Amy-Gehrt-Protecting-intellectual-property-doesn-t-require-SOPA-PIPA

KENT BUSH: Can't mock a political system that's already a joke -- The political system used to be bad. Now that it has been fixed, it is even worse. Money has completely flipped the system. It used to be “to the victor goes the spoils.” But with our current system, without a lot of spoils, you will never taste victory. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x364054599/Kent-Bush-Cant-mock-a-political-system-thats-already-a-joke
*Poll idea: Do we need to reform campaign finance laws?

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


Sports

JOE PATERNO: Dwight Kier: Paterno built a legacy at Penn State -- Joe Paterno was a man on a mission. Anyone who watched the Penn State football coach stride across campus or march through the woods near his home could tell he tackled a Sunday stroll with the same energy and intensity as a bowl game. Dwight Kier/ Canton (Ohio) Repository
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1870689387/Dwight-Kier-Paterno-built-a-legacy-at-Penn-State

PAUL JANNACE: Treatment of Kyle Williams disgraceful - Kyle Williams learned the hard way how cruel sports can be. There’s a fine line between hero and goat, much like the line between love and hate. The heroes are admired and the goats are notorious villains in the eyes of fans. By Paul Jannace, Wellsville, N.Y.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/sports/x1870689380/Paul-Jannace-Treatment-of-Kyle-Williams-disgraceful

NFL QUICK SHOTS: Bad special teams trump QBs - Great quarterbacks used to win playoff games. This year, awful special teams lose them. The 49ers lost to the Giants because of two fumbled punts. The Ravens lost to the Patriots on a shanked field goal. The week before, the Saints lost to the 49ers because of two fumbled kicks and the Texans lost to the Ravens because of a fumbled punt at their 2. By Matt Trowbridge, Rockford, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/x1069938185/NFL-Quick-Shots-Bad-special-teams-trump-QBs

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