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WAKE UP CALL!: Controversy over the "Tiger Mother"
INTERNATIONAL AWARD: GateHouse designer places in World Cup competition
NEW HANDBOOK: Third edition of the newsroom manual released
SUPER BOWL PAGE: Facts and figures about the big game, memorable ads and more
-- SUPER BOWL RECIPES CALLOUT
HEART MONTH PAGE: Ways to care for your ticker and learn about your family health history
FEBRUARY FAMILY: Monthly tab has articles on preparing kids for college early, a Valentine's-themed family dinner and what to do with a pet that no longer fits your family
KIDZBUZZ PAGE: Remembering the Challenger explosion and teacher Christa McAuliffe
BRIDE MAGAZINE: Winter/spring edition has dozens of trends in wedding gowns, bridal showers and bachelor/bachelorette parties, plus what to expect from April's royal wedding
HEALTHY LIVING: Our winter edition has articles on fitness trends for 2011, getting in shape to run and indoor air quality.
2011's niche schedule
HOME HELP: Weekly home help with items on understanding the terms in seed catalogs, new bird-protected glass wall systems, how to store your cleaning products and more. By GHNS
BEER RECIPES: Lemon-Ale Chicken and Chocolate Stout Cake -- For festive occasions like the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day or another special event, the National Beer Wholesalers Association in Alexandria, Va., offers two new recipes that fully highlight the flavor of beer. By GHNS
* Callout idea: Send in your favorite recipe that calls for beer.
WOULD YOU BUY IT? Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites -- We tested out the Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites, and here's our verdict. By Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
THE BEER NUT: For the love of malt, it's Erie -- The Erie Brewing Company in Massachusetts is perfectly fine being a malt-centric brewery in the hop-dominated world of craft beer. By Norman Miller / MetroWest Daily News (Boston)
FOOD SHOW: Food Network's 'Restaurant: Impossible' premieres -- “Restaurant: Impossible,” hosted by Robert Irvine, premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday on the Food Network. There are six hour-long episodes, plus a pilot. By Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register
OBERWEIS MILK: Home delivery expands to include food products -- Oberweis Dairy has been delivering milk in glass bottles since 1927, but the service recently expanded to include everything from beef roasts and pizza to coffee beans and brownies. Service is in Illinois, Missouri and Michigan. By Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
-- RECIPE: Eggnog Pancakes -- Recipe for Eggnog Pancakes from Oberweis Dairy. By Kathryn Rem/ State Journal-Register (Ill.)
WINE WISDOM: Mecca of wine is in Tampa - Wine Wisdom recently visited Bern's Steak House in Tampa, Fla., a restaurant that boasts the biggest wine list in the world. By Mark P. Vincent, MetroWest Daily News.
OPRAH: Mom, daughter share experience of Oprah's Australian Adventure -- Oprah was filled with surprises each day, and nobody knew what was going to happen from one stop to the next. One day, it turned out they got to attend a U2 concert with Jay-Z as the opening act. By Charlene Peters/ WickedLocal (Mass.)
DIANA BOGGIA: Common questions about potty training - Parents have lots of questions regarding potty training. The following are some common ones. By Diana Boggia, Canton Repository.
PETER CHIANCA: Body billboards go from ad to worse - I have to hand it to the 26-year-old expectant mother in Philadelphia who apparently is seeking bids on eBay to put advertising on her new baby. This is bound to be far more attractive to corporations than sneaking up on babies and stamping logos on their foreheads, which is still awaiting sign-off from legal. By Peter Chianca, North Shore, Mass., Sunday.
LOST IN SUBURBIA: The mother of all vampire stories - I’ve been bitten by a vampire. OK, not really. But it certainly looks that way. When I woke up one morning, I had two red spots on my neck, about eyeteeth apart in width. This is not typically the place where I get pimples, nor was it likely that they were mosquito bites, because it is the dead of winter. By Tracy Beckerman, GHNS columnist.
SUDOKU FEBRUARY: Sudoku puzzles for February – No.s 953-980 – are available for download. Previous puzzles are linked to in this file.
5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND: This week’s suggestions include celebrating National Hugging Day, watching some football and celebrating National Pie Day.
* Localization tip: Swap out any of these items for big local events; list football playoff hot spots; and ask readers where they get their favorite pie or ask for great pie recipes.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: End of an era -- O'Mahoney on R. Sargent Shriver, RFK, JFK and other public service members. Patriot Ledger (Boston)
GRANLUND CARTOON: RNC removes Chairman Michael Steele. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Chances of finding a job. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
GRANLUND CARTOON: The formula for gasoline pricing. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Jets beat the Patriots. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
O'MAHONEY CARTOON: Rising gas prices. By O'Mahoney, The Patriot Ledger.
CONROY CARTOON: Baby Doc returns to Haiti. By Bob Conroy, GHNS cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: Packers fans vs. Bears fans. By Chris Britt, State Journal-Register.
EDITORIAL: Wanted: Health reform, not repeal; substance, not symbolism - As promised, Republicans who now have the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives will almost certainly vote to repeal last year's health care bill, perhaps as soon as today. And it will likely be a meaningless gesture, meant to satisfy political goals, not governing ones. By Peoria Journal Star.
EDITORIAL: Obama cuts taxes... again -- As part of the December deal that extended the Bush tax cuts, Congress reduced the payroll tax paid by employees from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. The overall tax cut, worth about $110 billion, may not be as large as its predecessor, but it's just as real. The MetroWest Daily News (Boston)
* Localization tip: Get the numbers on how many people in your state will receive tax cuts and how much the tax cuts will be worth in the end.
EDITORIAL: Health law more popular than GOP thinks -- A new Associated Press-GfK poll found the nation still divided over the new health care law, but attitudes are shifting. Forty percent of those surveyed said they support the law, with 41 percent opposed. The MetroWest Daily News (Boston)
* Poll idea: Do you support the new health care reform law?
* Poll idea: Has your attitude towards the health care reform law shifted since its passage?
MICHELLE TEHEUX: How can you tell when the news is biased? -- It feels really good to read or listen to a piece of news that’s slanted to fit one’s own worldview, I admit. It’s also a bad idea to indulge oneself in this to the point of making the oh-so-comfortably-slanted news one’s main source. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
DAVE RAMSEY: New car in a bad situation? - Weekly financial Q&A, with advice on divorce and greed. By Dave Ramsey, GHNS columnist.
MAKING CENTS: Time's critical in financial planning - When it gets right down to it, the most valuable resource in your financial plan is time. Time is one of the few resources that you cannot get back after wasting it. By John P. Napolitano.
CHECKOUT LANE: What to consider before joining a health club - If you are making good on your New Year's resolution this year by joining a gym, the location of the gym should be one of the first factors you consider. By Shaunna Gately, The Patriot Ledger.
* Localization tip: Talk to gyms in your area and add or swap out their quotes and advice.