GateHouse News Service National Budget
4/19/11
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Nap time during the workday?

EASTER STORY IDEAS: Get a peek at local sermons, scary Easter Bunnies and more

INNER CIRCLE BLOG: Evaluations continue; so does our blog


Niche

WEEKLY NASCAR PAGE: Drivers comment about the season so far

MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers

KIDZBUZZ: Learn about compound nouns

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

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

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

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

MOTHER'S DAY PAGE: Jewelry for mom

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


News

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

EARTH DAY CONTENT


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Tips to keep kids' feet healthy - Weekly family rail, with tips on footwear for children, some religious Easter movie suggestions and more. By GHNS.
* 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 weigh in on their favorite Easter movies) or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Charcoal or gas? -- weekly Food for Thought with tips for buying the right grill for you, a recipe for Grilled Potato Salad, “100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know" by the editors of Glamour magazine and more. By GHNS

PASSOVER RECIPES: Chicken Soup, Matzo Balls, Homemade Horseradish  -- For as far back as I can remember, Passover has always been one the three annual celebrations (the other two being Rosh Hashanah and Thanksgiving) that we have always celebrated as a family. Mark Davis/ Daily News (Mass.)

KENT BUSH: At least now I know what I am missing -- I never use a salt shaker, and I tend to let someone hand me my meals through my truck window. I guess this was just a long way of saying it's a good thing I got married. At least, now when I live like that, I know what I am missing. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)

DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: Arthritis is a very common condition -- Perhaps because it is not as deadly as cancer or heart disease, arthritis does not get the attention it deserves. Arthritis is a very common condition affecting almost 50 million people. It is the most common cause of disability, and the numbers are increasing. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
* Poll idea: Do you suffer from any form of arthritis?

FITNESS: Alex Garcia: How to start a fitness routine  -- Alex Garcia, certified personal trainer at FitClub South in Springfield, Ill., offers advice on how to start to get fit with exercise. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Sidebar idea: Highlight the lunch menu that local schools offer students, and ask a nutritionist about what is or is not healthy about it.

MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: Getting active about obesity in children -- Obesity started as an epidemic in adults, leading to health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other ailments. But now it is becoming an epidemic in children, as well, causing the same health problems. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Sidebar idea: Highlight the lunch menu that local schools offer students, and ask a nutritionist about what is or is not healthy about it.

DR. JEFF HERSH: Types of lung cancer - Q: My friend was just diagnosed with the BAC type of lung cancer. How bad is this? By Dr. Jeff Hersh, MetroWest, Mass.

DIANNE MCDONALD: Reminding myself to remember  -- My aptitude for recollection was issue-free and possibly even stellar. I could remember people, places, scenarios, conversations and feelings with ease. I am not the only woman suffering with this condition, which mirrors early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I see my female peers with lists and sticky notes all over the place. Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

REV. ED SCHNEIDER: Young males' involvement in Church is down  -- The answer to the absence of young men and future male leaders within our Churches has everything to do with our willingness to provide a trusting, loving, validating, action-based expression of a personal relationship with people, male or female, who absolutely want to share the love of Christ in an intimate way. Oak Ridger (Tenn.)


Entertainment

BEST MOVIES: Bob Tremblay: 50 must-see movies - There are great movies, and then there are really great movies - movies that have influenced generations of filmmakers and moved audiences to laughter, tears or screams. These movies can be so powerful that they make people think twice about taking a shower or going into the water. But where do you find these films? You could scour the Internet or visit film libraries. Or simply read this article. By Bob Tremblay, MetroWest, Mass.
* Callout idea: Ask readers to name their top movie of all time, and explain why they think it’s the best.


Opinions

GRANLUND ILLUSTRATION: Easter cross. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

GRANLUND CARTOON: Hopping mad about gas prices at Easter. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.

BRITT CARTOON: Tools of the trade for air controllers. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.

EDITORIAL: FDA ought to ban trans fats - Piecemeal adoption of what should be federal law — whether in food ingredients or immigration — is not good policy. By Springfield, Ill.